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• Publication Date: 01/27/1992
• Publication Type: Proposed Rules
• Fed Register #: 57:3095
• Standard Number: 1910
• Title: Occupational Exposure to Indoor Air Pollutants; Extension of Comment Period for Request for Information

Notice: On December 17, 2001 OSHA withdrew its Indoor Air Quality proposal and terminated the rulemaking proceedings, see Federal Register 66:64946.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

29 CFR PART 1910

[Docket No. H-122]

RIN 1218-AB37

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO INDOOR AIR POLLUTANTS; REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice of Extension of the Comment Period.

SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a Request for Information on Indoor Air Pollutants on September 20, 1991. The comment period was 120 days, ending on January 21, 1992. A written request to extend the comment period 60 days was received on January 15, 1992. The comment period is being extended for this 60 day period.

DATES: Comments should be postmarked on or before March 20, 1992.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted in quadruplicate to the Docket Officer, Docket No. H-122, room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 523-7894.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James F. Foster, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Public Affairs, Room N-3649, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. Telephone: (202) 523-8151.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

BACKGROUND

On September 20, 1991 OSHA published a Request for Information (RFI) on indoor air quality issues. The issues on which comment is requested are organized into five broad categories: (1) Definition of and Health Effects Pertaining to Indoor Air Quality; (2) Monitoring and Exposure Assessment; (3) Controls; (4) Local Policies and Practices; and (5) Potential Content of Regulation. Specifically, information is requested on the definition of and the health effects attributable to poor indoor air quality; ventilation systems performance; protocols for assessing indoor air quality; mitigation methods; building maintenance programs; and the potential contents of a regulation should the Agency determine that such action is appropriate.

EXTENSION OF THE COMMENT PERIOD

OSHA received a written request to extend the comment period 60 days on its Request for Information (RFI) on Indoor Air Quality issues. The requestor found that the amount and complexity of information requested in the RFI could not be adequately addressed in the amount of time originally given (120 days). The Agency agreed to the request for additional time. Comments should be postmarked no later than March 20, 1992.

AUTHORITY AND SIGNATURE

This document was prepared under the direction of Dorothy L. Strunk, Acting Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., 20210. It is issued pursuant to section 6(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (84 stat. 1593: 29 U.S.C. 655)

Signed at Washington, DC, this 21st day of January 1992.

Dorothy L. Strunk
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor



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