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• Publication Date: 07/26/1994
• Publication Type: Proposed Rules
• Fed Register #: 59:37951-37952
• Standard Number: 1926
• Title: Steel Erection Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1926

Steel Erection Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Notice of meetings and agendas.

SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), notice is hereby given of the schedule of two Committee meetings of the Steel Erection Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee (SENRAC). Notice is also given of the locations and agendas for the meetings. These meetings are open to the public. Information on room numbers will be available in the lobby of the designated building. A schedule of additional meetings will be provided in a future notice.

DATES: (1) Boston: August 16-18, 1994. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. on August 16, 1994. (2) Washington, DC: September 20-22, 1994. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. on September 20, 1994.

ADDRESSES: (1) Boston: Swissotel, One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111, (617) 451-2600. (2) Washington, DC: Quality Hotel - Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20001, (202) 638-1616.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James F. Foster, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Information and Consumer Affairs, Room N-3647, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: (202) 219-8151.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 11, 1994, OSHA announced that it had established the Steel Erection Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee (SENRAC) (59 FR 24389) in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990 (NRA) and section 7(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) to resolve issues associated with the development of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Steel Erection. Appointees to the Committee include representatives from labor, industry, public interests and government agencies.

The first two SENRAC meetings were held in Bethesda, Maryland on June 14-16, 1994 and in Denver, Colorado on July 11-13, 1994. The Committee established workgroups to address issues on fall protection, allocation of responsibility, construction specifications, and scope of the standard. Also, the Committee groundrules were formally adopted.

Agenda for the meetings are as follows:

Boston: On August 16th the full Committee will meet in the morning with workgroup meetings in the afternoon; August 17th will consist of workgroup meetings all day; and, on August 18th workgroup meetings will be held in the morning followed by a full Committee meeting.

Washington: To be determined at the August 16-18 meeting. All interested parties are invited to attend both the workgroup and full Committee meetings at the times and places indicated above. No advanced registration is required. Seating will be available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend should contact the Facilitator to obtain appropriate accommodations.

During the meeting, members of the general public may request permission to informally address the full Committee and workgroups.

Minutes of the meetings and materials prepared for the Committee will be available for public inspection at the OSHA Docket Office, N-2625, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20210; Telephone (202) 219-7894. Copies of these materials may also be obtained by sending a written request to the Facilitator. Also, certain materials including meeting minutes, issues for resolution and notices can be obtained through the use of the OSHARULE Forum in the Department of Labor Electronic Bulletin Board System (Labor News). The Labor News can be accessed via modem at (202) 219-4784. Modem settings should be: 8 Data-Bit Words, 1 Stop Bit, Parity = None, and BAUD speeds up to 14,400.

The Facilitator, Philip J. Harter, can be reached at Suite 404, 2301 M Street, NW., Washington, DC 20037; Telephone (202) 887-1033, FAX (202) 833-1036.

Authority

This document was prepared under the direction of Joseph A. Dear, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, pursuant to section 3 of the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990, 104 Stat. 4969, Title 5 U.S.C. 561 et seq.; and Section 7(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 84 Stat. 1597, Title 29 U.S.C. 656.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 20th day of July, 1994.

Joseph A. Dear
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 94-18106 Filed 7-25-94; 8:45 am]


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