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May 11, 1993

Ann B. Wall, Director
Right to Know Division
Department of Labor
State of North Carolina
214 West Jones Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

Dear Ms. Wall:

Thank you for responding to the draft 29 CFR 1910.120 emergency response directive with such thoroughness. Our office truly appreciates the time and expertise that must have been dedicated to provide the comments and suggestions. Please extend our thanks to the other people in your office who reviewed the emergency response directive.

All of your suggestions have been considered and most have been incorporated to some degree. The high caliber of your technical and comprehensive review further enabled us to produce a document that will be of greater benefit to compliance staff and the regulated community.

Again, thank you for your careful review.


Ruth McCully, Director
Office of Health Compliance Assistance