[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 206 (Thursday, October 26, 2017)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-23261]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2016-0005]
Preparations for the 34th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of
Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and
Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS)
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of
ACTION: Notice of public meeting.
SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested persons that on Tuesday,
November 14, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., OSHA will conduct a public
meeting to discuss proposals in preparation for the 34th session of the
United Nations Sub-Committee of
Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and
Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS) to be held December 6 through
December 8, 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland. OSHA, along with the U.S.
Interagency GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and
Labelling of Chemicals) Coordinating Group, plans to consider the
comments and information gathered at this public meeting when
developing the U.S. Government positions for the UNSCEGHS meeting. OSHA
also will give an update on the Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC).
On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the
Department of Transportation (DOT), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials
Safety Administration (PHMSA) will conduct a public meeting (See Docket
No. PHMSA-2017-0037 Notice No. 2017-06) to discuss proposals in
preparation for the 52nd session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of
Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCE TDG) to be held
November 27 to December 6, 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland. During this
meeting, PHMSA is also requesting comments relative to potential new
work items that may be considered for inclusion in its international
agenda. PHMSA will also provide an update on recent actions to enhance
transparency and stakeholder interaction through improvements to the
international standards portion of its Web site.
DATES: Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
ADDRESSES: Both meetings will be held at the DOT Headquarters
Conference Center, West Building, Oklahoma City Conference Room, 1200
New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
Times and Locations: PHMSA public meeting: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
EDT, Oklahoma City Conference Room, OSHA public meeting: 1:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m. EDT, Oklahoma City Conference Room
Advanced Meeting Registration: The DOT requests that attendees pre-
register for these meetings by completing the form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GHSZ2Q9 . Attendees may use the same form to
pre-register for both meetings. Failure to pre-register may delay your
access into the DOT Headquarters building. Additionally, if you are
attending in-person, arrive early to allow time for security checks
necessary to access the building.
Conference call-in and ``Skype meeting'' capability will be
provided for both meetings. Specific information on such access will be
posted when available at: http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/regs/international, under Upcoming Events. This information will also be
posted on OSHA's Hazard Communication Web site on the international tab
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
At the Department of Transportation, please contact: Mr. Steven
Webb or Mr. Aaron Wiener, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety,
Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590, telephone: (202)
At the Department of Labor, please contact: Ms. Maureen Ruskin,
OSHA Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Department of Labor,
Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693-1950, email:
The OSHA Meeting: OSHA is hosting an open informal public meeting
of the U.S. Interagency GHS Coordinating Group to provide interested
groups and individuals with an update on GHS-related issues and an
opportunity to express their views orally and in writing for
consideration in developing U.S. Government positions for the upcoming
General topics on the agenda include:
Review of Working/Informal papers
Correspondence Group updates
Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) Update
Information on the work of the UNSCEGHS, including meeting agendas,
reports, and documents from previous sessions, can be found on the
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Transport
Division Web site located at the following Web address: http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/ghs_welcome_e.html.
The UNSCEGHS bases its decisions on Working Papers. The Working
Papers for the 34th session of the UNSCEGHS are located at: https://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc4/c42017.html.
Informal Papers submitted to the UNSCEGHS provide information for
the Sub-committee and are used either as a mechanism to provide
information to the Sub-committee or as the basis for future Working
In addition to participating at the Public meeting, interested
parties may submit comments on the Working and Informal Papers for the
34th session of the UNSCEGHS to the docket established for
International/Globally Harmonized System (GHS) efforts at http://www.regulations.gov, Docket No. OSHA-2016-0005.
The PHMSA Meeting: The Federal Register notice and additional
detailed information relating to PHMSA's public meeting will be
available upon publication at: http://www.regulations.gov (Docket No.
PHMSA-2017-0037, Notice No. 2017-06), and on the PHMSA Web site at:
PHMSA will host the meeting to gain input from the public
concerning proposals submitted to the UNSCE TDG for the 21st Revised
Edition of the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of
Dangerous Goods Model Regulations, which may be implemented into
relevant domestic, regional, and international regulations beginning
January 1, 2021. During this meeting, PHMSA is also soliciting input
relative to preparing for the 52nd session of the UNSCE TDG as well as
potential new work items that may be considered for inclusion in its
Copies of working documents, informal documents, and the meeting
agenda may be obtained from the United Nations Transport Division's Web
site at: http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/danger.html.
Authority and Signature
This document was prepared under the direction of Loren Sweatt,
Acting Deputy 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 16, 2017.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2017-23261 Filed 10-25-17; 8:45 am]
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