[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 200 (Thursday, October 15, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-21012]
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION
29 CFR Part 2200
Rules of Procedure
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
ACTION: Technical amendments.
SUMMARY: This document makes technical amendments to the final rule
published by the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission in
the Federal Register on April 10, 2019, and corrected on August 30,
2019, and on October 4, 2019. That rule revised the procedural rules
governing practice before the Occupational Safety and Health Review
DATES: Effective on October 15, 2020.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron Bailey, Attorney-Advisor, Office
of the General Counsel, by telephone at (202) 606-5410, by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail at: 1120 20th Street NW, Ninth Floor,
Washington, DC 20036-3457.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OSHRC published revisions to its rules of
procedure in the Federal Register on April 10, 2019 (84 FR 14554), and
published corrections on August 30, 2019 (84 FR 45654), and October 4,
2019 (84 FR 53052). This document makes further technical amendments to
the final rule.
List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 2200
Administrative practice and procedure, Hearing and appeal
Accordingly, 29 CFR part 2200 is amended by making the following
PART 2200--RULES OF PROCEDURE
1. The authority citation for part 2200 continues to read as follows:
Authority: 29 U.S.C. 661(g), unless otherwise noted.
Section 2200.96 is also issued under 28 U.S.C. 2112(a).
2. Amend Sec. 2200.7 by adding paragraph (c)(5) and revising
paragraphs (o)(1) and (2) to read as follows:
Sec. 2200.7 Service, notice, and posting.
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(c) * * *
(5) Non-E-Filed Documents. Documents required to be served upon
other counsel or parties but that are not filed with the Commission in
the Commission's E-File System (such as discovery documents served
pursuant to Sec. 2200.52(j)) may be served by any means agreed to by
all parties in writing.
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(o) * * *
(1) Service on parties and intervenors using Commission's E-File
System. Service of show cause orders shall be deemed completed by
service through the Commission's E-File System on a representative who
has entered an appearance for a party or intervenor under Sec. 2200.23
or on a self-represented party or intervenor who has not been exempted
from using the Commission's E-File System. See also Sec. 2200.101(a).
(2) Service on self-represented parties or intervenors exempted
from using the Commission's E-File System. In addition to the service
methods permitted by Sec. 2200.7(c), the Commission or the Judge shall
serve a show cause order on a self-represented party or intervenor who
has been exempted from using the Commission's E-File System by
certified mail or by any other method (including commercial delivery
service) that provides confirmation of delivery to the addressee's
record address provided under Sec. 2200.6.
3. Amend Sec. 2200.8 by revising paragraphs (c)(1) and (2) to read as
Sec. 2200.8 Filing.
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(c) * * *
(1) Mandatory e-filing. All parties and intervenors must file
documents electronically in the Commission's E-File System by following
the instructions on the Commission's website (www.oshrc.gov), unless a
self-represented party or intervenor is able to claim that complying
with this paragraph will place an undue burden upon that party or
intervenor under paragraph (c)(2) of this section or the documents are
exempt from e-filing under paragraph (c)(5) of this section. Documents
may not be filed with the Commission or the Judge via email.
(2) Undue burden. Self-represented parties or intervenors may
submit a written statement to the Judge requesting an exemption from
the mandatory e-filing requirement on the grounds that it would place
an undue burden on them to comply with the requirement. If the Judge
grants an exemption, exempted self-represented parties or intervenors
must file documents by postage-prepaid first class or higher class U.S.
Mail, commercial delivery service, personal delivery, or facsimile
transmission as described in paragraph (d) of this section.
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4. Amend Sec. 2200.100 by revising the third sentence of paragraph (c)
to read as follows:
Sec. 2200.100 Settlement.
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(c) * * * The parties shall also file a draft order terminating the
proceedings for adoption by the Judge or, if the Judge's report has
been issued, by the Commission. * * *
James J. Sullivan, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 2020-21012 Filed 10-14-20; 8:45 am]
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