OSHA requirements are set by statute, standards and regulations. Our interpretation letters explain these requirements and how they apply to particular circumstances, but they cannot create additional employer obligations. This letter constitutes OSHA's interpretation of the requirements discussed. Note that our enforcement guidance may be affected by changes to OSHA rules. Also, from time to time we update our guidance in response to new information. To keep apprised of such developments, you can consult OSHA's website at http://www.osha.gov.

December 31, 1997

MEMORANDUM FOR:     ALL REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS

FROM:               JOHN MILES, JR., DIRECTOR
                   DIRECTORATE OF COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS

SUBJECT:            Stay-of-enforcement on Paragraph(e)(1)
                   of General Industry Lead Standard is Lifted

 


As stated in the attached court order, the stay-of-enforcement on paragraph (e)(1) for the brass and bronze ingot manufacturing industry has been lifted. This motion was effective as of May 7, 1997. Therefore, the compliance schedule for years one through six detailed in CPL 2-2.67, shall be followed until May 7, 2003. Thereafter, the employer must be in compliance with all provisions of the lead standard.

 

For further information, inquiries can be directed to Maureen O'Donnell, Office of Health Compliance Assistance, 202-219-8036.

Attachment


 

No. 79-1054		September Term, 1996


American Iron and Steel
Institute, et al.,

	Petitioners

V.

Occupational Safety and
Health Administration, et al.,


	Respondents

______________________
and consolidated cases

 

O R D E R

Upon consideration of the Joint Motion to Lift Stay, it is

ORDERED that the motion is granted. The stay currently in effect of 29 C.F.R. Section 191.0.1025 (e) (1) with respect to brass and bronze ingot manufacturers is hereby vacated.

FOR THE COURT:
Mark J. Langer, Clerk

BY:

Robert A. Bonner
Deputy Clerk