[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 99 (Wednesday, May 22, 2019)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-10625]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2016-0005]
Preparations for the 37th 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 Thursday,
June 20, 2019, OSHA will conduct a public meeting to discuss proposals
in preparation for the 37th 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 8 through July 10,
2019, 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 Thursday, June 20, 2019, the Department of Transportation
(DOT), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
will conduct a public meeting (See 84 FR 11865, March 28, 2019) to
discuss proposals in preparation for the 55th session of the United
Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
(UNSCE TDG) to be held July 1 through July 5, 2019, 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: The PHMSA public meeting will be held on June 20, 2019, 9:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m., ET. The OSHA public meeting will also be held June
20, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., ET.
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.
Written Comments: Interested parties may submit comments by July 8,
2019, on the Working and Informal Papers for the 37th session of the
UNSCEGHS to the docket established for International/Globally
Harmonized System (GHS) efforts at: http://www.regulations.gov, Docket
Registration To Attend and/or To Participate in the Meeting: DOT
requests that attendees pre-register for these meetings by completing
the form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TM8VS3B. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 UNSCEGHS meeting.
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 37th session of the UNSCEGHS are located at: https://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc4/c42019.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 37th session of the UNSCEGHS are
located at: https://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc4/c4inf37.html.
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-2018-0113), and on the
PHMSA website at: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/international-program/international-program-overview.
The primary purpose of PHMSA's meeting is to prepare for the 55th
session of the UNSCE TDG. This session represents the first meeting
scheduled for the 2019-2020 biennium. UNSCE 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/c32019.html.
During this meeting, PHMSA is also soliciting input relative to
preparing for the 55th session of the UNSCE TDG as well as potential
new work items which may be considered for inclusion in its
international agenda. Following the 55th session of the UNSCE TDG, a
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
Loren Sweatt, Acting Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety
and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, authorized the preparation of
this notice under the authority granted by 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 16, 2019.
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2019-10625 Filed 5-21-19; 8:45 am]
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