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  • Publication Date:
  • Publication Type:
    Proposed Rule
  • Fed Register #:
    83:31086-31087
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Revising the Beryllium Standard for General Industry [Proposed Rule]
  [Federal Register Volume 83, Number 128 (Tuesday, July 3, 2018)]
  [Proposed Rules]
  [Pages 31086-31087]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2018-14275]
  
  
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  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
  
  Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  
  29 CFR Part 1910
  
  [Docket No. OSHA-2018-0003]
  RIN 1218-AB76
  
  
  Revising the Beryllium Standard for General Industry
  
  AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
  
  ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal.
  
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  SUMMARY: With this document, OSHA is withdrawing the proposed rule that 
  accompanied its direct final rule (DFR) amending the beryllium standard 
  for general industry to address the application of the standard to 
  materials containing trace amounts of beryllium.
  
  DATES: As of July 3, 2018, the proposed rule published May 7, 2018 (83 
  FR 19989) is withdrawn.
  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
      Press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, OSHA Office of 
  Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
  Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-1999; email: 
  meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
      General information and technical inquiries: William Perry or 
  Maureen Ruskin, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Room N-3718, 
  OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, 
  DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-1950; fax: (202) 693-1678.
      Copies of this Federal Register document and news releases: 
  Electronic copies of these documents are available at OSHA's web page 
  at http://www.osha.gov.
  
  SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 7, 2018, OSHA published a DFR 
  amending the application of the beryllium standard to materials 
  containing trace amounts of beryllium (83 FR 19936). OSHA also 
  published a companion proposed rule proposing the same changes to the 
  beryllium standard (83 FR 19989). In the DFR, OSHA stated that it would 
  withdraw the companion proposed rule and confirm the effective date of 
  the DFR if no significant adverse comments were submitted on the DFR by 
  June 6, 2018. OSHA received seven comments in the record from Materion 
  Brush, Inc., Mead Metals Inc., National Association of Manufacturers, 
  Airborn, Inc., Edison Electric Institute, and two private citizens 
  (Document ID OSHA-2018-0003-0004 thru OSHA-2018-0003-0010). The seven 
  submissions

  
  contained comments that were either supportive of the DFR or were 
  considered not to be significant adverse comments (Document IDs OSHA-
  2018-0003-0004 thru OSHA-2018-0003-0010). Three of these submissions 
  also contained comments that were outside the scope of the DFR and OSHA 
  is not considering portions of those submissions that are outside the 
  scope (OSHA-2018-0003-0004 thru OSHA-2018-0003-0006). Accordingly, OSHA 
  is not proceeding with the proposed rule and is withdrawing it from the 
  rulemaking process.
  
  List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 1910
  
      Beryllium, General industry, Health, Occupational safety and 
  health.
  
  Authority and Signature
  
      Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational 
  Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this document under the 
  following authorities: Sections 4, 6, and 8 of the Occupational Safety 
  and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657), Secretary of Labor's 
  Order 5-2007 (72 FR 31159), and 29 CFR part 1911.
  
      Signed at Washington, DC, on June 27, 2018.
  Loren Sweatt,
  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
  [FR Doc. 2018-14275 Filed 7-2-18; 8:45 am]
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