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    Informal Discussion on Hazard Communication Rulemaking
  [Federal Register Volume 81, Number 209 (Friday, October 28, 2016)]
  [Proposed Rules]
  [Page 74987]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2016-26003]



  Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  29 CFR Chapter XVII

  Informal Discussion on Hazard Communication Rulemaking

  AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),
  Department of Labor.

  ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


  SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested persons that on Wednesday,
  November 16, 2016, OSHA will conduct a public meeting to informally
  discuss potential updates to the Hazard Communication Standard. The
  purpose of this meeting is to invite stakeholders to identify topics or
  issues they would like OSHA to consider in the rulemaking.

  DATES: Wednesday November 16, 2016.

  ADDRESSES: OSHA's informal discussion on Hazard Communication
  rulemaking will be held Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 9:00 a.m.-
  12:30 p.m.at the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
  Headquarters, Suite 700, 201 12th Street South, Arlington, VA 22202.

  of Standards and Guidance, Department of Labor, Washington, DC 20210,
  telephone: (202) 693-1950, email: ruskin.maureen@dol.gov.

      Advanced Meeting Registration: OSHA requests that attendees pre-
  register for this meeting by completing the form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CRPK2YY. Please note if you are attending in
  person MSHA, who is hosting this meeting, requires pre-registration
  seven days before the meeting. Failure to pre-register for this event
  will prevent your access into the MSHA Headquarters building.
  Additionally, if you are attending in-person, OSHA suggests you plan to
  arrive early to allow time for the security checks necessary to access
  the building. Conference call-in and WebEx capability will be provided
  for this meeting. Specific information on the MSHA Headquarters
  building access, and call-in and WebEx meeting access will be posted
  when available in the Highlights box on OSHA's Hazard Communication Web
  site at: https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/index.html. OSHA is beginning
  its rulemaking efforts to maintain alignment of the Hazard
  Communication Standard (HCS) with the most recent revision of the
  United Nations Globally Harmonized system of Classification and
  Labelling of chemicals (GHS). The purpose of this meeting is to request
  feedback from stakeholders and informally discuss potential topics or
  issues that OSHA should consider during a rulemaking to update the HCS.
  OSHA will also solicit suggestions about the types of publications
  stakeholders might find helpful in complying with the standard and
  which topics on which they would like OSHA to prepare additional
  compliance materials in the future.
      Authority and Signature: This document was prepared under the
  direction of David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor
  for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, pursuant
  to sections 4, 6, and 8 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of
  1970 (29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657), and Secretary's Order 1-2012 (77 FR
  3912), (Jan. 25, 2012).

      Signed at Washington, DC, on October 24, 2016.
  David Michaels,
  Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
  [FR Doc. 2016-26003 Filed 10-27-16; 8:45 am]
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