[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 230 (Friday, December 3, 2021)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-26269]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1926, and 1928
[Docket No. OSHA-2021-0009]
Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work
Settings; Extension of Comment Period
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),
Department of Labor.
ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM); extension of
SUMMARY: OSHA is extending the period for submitting comments by 30
days to allow stakeholders interested in the ANPRM on Heat Injury and
Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings additional time
to review the ANPRM and collect information and data necessary for
DATES: The comment period for the ANPRM that was published at 86 FR
59309 on October 27, 2021, is extended. Comments on any aspect of the
ANPRM must be submitted by January 26, 2022.
Written comments: You may submit comments and attachments,
identified by Docket No. OSHA-2021-0009, electronically at
www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Follow
the online instructions for making electronic submissions. The Federal
e-Rulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov is the only way to submit
comments on this ANPRM.
Instructions: All submissions must include the agency's name and
the docket number for this rulemaking (Docket No. OSHA-2021-0009). All
comments, including any personal information you provide, are placed in
the public docket without change and may be made available online at
www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about
submitting information they do not want made available to the public or
submitting materials that contain personal information (either about
themselves or others), such as Social Security Numbers and birthdates.
Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the
docket, go to Docket No. OSHA-2021-0009 at www.regulations.gov. All
comments and submissions are listed in the www.regulations.gov index;
however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly
available to read or download through that website. All comments and
submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for
inspection through the OSHA Docket Office. Documents submitted to the
docket by OSHA or stakeholders are assigned document identification
numbers (Document ID) for easy identification and retrieval. The full
Document ID is the docket number plus a unique four-digit code. OSHA is
identifying supporting information in this ANPRM by author name and
publication year, when appropriate. This information can be used to
search for a supporting document in the docket at http://www.regulations.gov. Contact the OSHA Docket Office at 202-693-2350
(TTY number: 877-889-5627) for assistance in locating docket
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Press inquiries: Contact Frank Meilinger, Director, Office of
Communications, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone: (202) 693-1999;
General and technical information: Contact Andrew Levinson,
Directorate of Standards and Guidance, U.S. Department of Labor;
telephone: (202) 693-1950.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 27, 2021, OSHA issued an ANPRM to
initiate rulemaking to protect indoor and outdoor workers from
hazardous heat and to obtain additional information about the extent
and nature of hazardous heat in the workplace and the nature and
effectiveness of interventions and controls used to prevent heat-
related injury and illness.
The public comment period for the ANPRM was to close on December
27, 2021, 60 days after publication of the ANPRM. However, OSHA
received requests from stakeholders to extend the comment period by an
additional 30 days (Document ID 0145) or 60 days (Document ID 0101,
0133, 0141, 0143, 0144, 0148, 0152, 0159). These stakeholders explained
that they need additional time to carefully review the questions in the
ANPRM, obtain input from members, and provide comments (see, e.g.,
Document ID 0101).
OSHA agrees to an extension of the public comment period and
believes a 30-day extension is sufficient and appropriate in order to
balance the agency's need for timely input to inform how the agency
will proceed with the rulemaking with these stakeholder requests.
Therefore, OSHA is extending the public comment period until January
Authority and Signature
Douglas L. Parker, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational
Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue
NW, Washington, DC 20210, authorized the preparation of this document
pursuant to 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 8-2020 (85 FR 58393 (Sept. 18, 2020)); 29
CFR part 1911; and 5 U.S.C. 553.
Signed at Washington, DC, on November 24, 2021.
Douglas L. Parker,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2021-26269 Filed 12-2-21; 8:45 am]
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