[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 214 (Tuesday, November 5, 2019)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-24084]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2016-0005]
Preparations for the 38th 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,
November 12, 2019, OSHA will conduct a public meeting to discuss
proposals in preparation for the 38th 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 11 through December 13, 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
DATES: The PHMSA public meeting will be held on November 12, 2019, 9:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m., ET. The OSHA public meeting will be held November
12, 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, Conference Room 8, 9, 10, 1200 New
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
Written Comments: Interested parties may submit comments by
November 11, 2019, on the Working and Informal Papers for the 38th
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.
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/RNTWXG8.
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.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, the
Department of Transportation (DOT), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials
Safety Administration (PHMSA) will conduct a public meeting (See 84 FR
11865, 2019-05892) to discuss proposals in preparation for the 56th
session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport
of Dangerous Goods (UNSCE TDG) to be held December 2 through December
11, 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.
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 38th session of the UNSCEGHS are located at: https://www.unece.org/fr/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 38th session of the UNSCEGHS are
located at: https://www.unece.org/fr/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc4/c4inf38.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, Notice No.
2018-23), 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 56th
session of the UNSCE TDG. This session of the 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 and https://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc3/c3inf56.html.
During this meeting, PHMSA is also soliciting input relative to
preparing for the 56th session of the UNSCE TDG as well as potential
new work items which may be considered for inclusion in its
international agenda. Following the 56th 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
Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy 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 October 28, 2019.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety
[FR Doc. 2019-24084 Filed 11-4-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-26-P