May 28, 2021
Contact: Office of Communications
OSHA to participate in Environmental Protection Agency
listening sessions on chemical accident prevention regulations
Listening sessions scheduled for June 16, 2021 and July 8, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will participate in virtual listening sessions on June 16, 2021, and July 8, 2021 hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The goals of the sessions are to solicit input from stakeholders about the EPA Risk Management Program regulation revisions since 2017 and address new priorities, as directed under Executive Order 13990: Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science To Tackle the Climate Crisis. OSHA will receive comments on its Process Safety Management standard to continue coordination with EPA. The standard contains workplace safety requirements for managing processes using highly hazardous chemicals.
The listening sessions will be open to the public and take place on June 16 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT and on July 8 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT. Those interested in speaking must pre-register at https://www.epa.gov/rmp/forms/virtual-public-listening-sessions-risk-management-program-rule. Register to speak at the June 16 listening session by June 14. For the July 6 meeting, register to speak by July 8.
OSHA encourages public comments in writing and submit them electronically by July 15 at https://www.regulations.gov/. Comments must be identified with Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OLEM-2021-0312. Read the Federal Register notice for more information.
# # #
U.S. Department of Labor news materials are accessible at http://www.dol.gov. The department’s Reasonable Accommodation Resource Center converts departmental information and documents into alternative formats, which include Braille and large print. For alternative format requests, please contact the department at (202) 693-7828 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (federal relay).