[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 96 (Thursday, May 17, 2018)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-10523]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2016-0005]
Preparations for the 35th 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 (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Notice of public meeting.
SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested persons that on Tuesday,
June 12, 2018, OSHA will conduct a public meeting to discuss proposals
in preparation for the 35th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee
of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and
Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS) to be held July 4 through July 6,
2018, in Geneva, Switzerland. OSHA, along with the U.S. Interagency
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals
(GHS) 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).
Also, on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, the Department of Transportation
(DOT), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
will conduct a public meeting (See Docket No. PHMSA-2018-0024; Notice
No. 2018-07) to discuss proposals in preparation for the 53rd session
of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of
Dangerous Goods (UNSCE TDG) to be held June 25 through July 4, 2018, 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 website.
DATES: Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
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.
ET, Oklahoma City Conference Room, OSHA public meeting: 1:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m. ET, Oklahoma City Conference Room.
Advanced Meeting Registration: DOT requests that attendees pre-
register for these meetings by completing the form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LQQFCHS.
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 https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/international-program/international-program-overview. under Upcoming Events. This
information will also be posted on OSHA's Hazard Communication website
on the international tab at: https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/hazcom_international.html#meeting-notice.
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) 366-8553.
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 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 website 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 35th session of the UNSCEGHS are located at: https://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc4/c42018.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
Papers. Informal Papers for the 35th session of the UNSCEGHS are
located at: https://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc4/c4inf35.html.
In addition to participating at the public meeting, interested
parties may submit comments on the Working and Informal Papers for the
35th 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-2018-0024; Notice No. 2018-07), and on the PHMSA website at:
The primary purpose of PHMSA's meeting is to prepare for the 53rd
session of the UNSCE TDG. This session represents the third meeting
scheduled for the 2017-2018 biennium. UNSCE TDG will consider proposals
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 from January 1, 2021. Copies of working documents, informal
documents, and the meeting agenda may be obtained from the United
Nations (UN) Transport Division's website at: https://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc3/c32018.html.
During this meeting, PHMSA is also soliciting input relative to
preparing for the 53rd session of the UNSCE TDG as well as potential
new work items which may be considered for inclusion in its
international agenda. Following the 53rd session of the UNSCE TDG, a
copy of the Sub-Committee's report will be available at the UN
Transport Division's website at: http://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc3/c3rep.html.
Additional information regarding the UNSCE TDG and related matters
can be found on PHMSA's website at https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/international-program/international-program-overview.
Authority and Signature: This document was prepared under the
direction of Loren Sweatt, 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 May 11, 2018.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2018-10523 Filed 5-16-18; 8:45 am]
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