[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 210 (Tuesday, October 30, 2018)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-23647]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2016-0005]
Preparations for the 36th 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),
Department of Labor.
ACTION: Notice of public meeting.
SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested persons that on Tuesday,
November 13, 2018, OSHA will conduct a public meeting to discuss
proposals in preparation for the 36th 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 5 through December 7, 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
Also on Tuesday, November 13, 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. 2018-11) to discuss proposals in preparation
for the 54th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on
the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCE TDG) to be held November 26
through December 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, November 13, 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 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT,
Oklahoma City Conference Room, OSHA public meeting: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
EDT, 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/XGN8J7X.
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. Information on how to access the conference
call and ``Skype meeting'' 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: email@example.com.
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 36th session of the UNSCEGHS are located at: https://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc3/c32018.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 36th 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
36th 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. 2018-11), and on the PHMSA website at:
The primary purpose of PHMSA's meeting is to prepare for the 54th
session of the UNSCE TDG. This session represents the third meeting
scheduled for the 2017-2018 biennium. UNSCOE 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 54th session of the UNSCE TDG as well as potential
new work items which may be considered for inclusion in its
international agenda. Following the 54th 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 October 24, 2018.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2018-23647 Filed 10-29-18; 8:45 am]
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