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• Publication Date: 07/13/1995
• Publication Type: Final Rules
• Fed Register #: 60:36043-36044
• Standard Number: 1915; 1926
• Title: Occupational Exposure to Asbestos; Corrections

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Parts 1915 and 1926

RIN 1218-AB25

Occupational Exposure to Asbestos; Corrections

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Corrections to final rule.



SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is correcting the final asbestos standards published in the Federal Register on August 10, 1994 (59 FR 40964).

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 13, 1995.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Richard Liblong, Director of Information and Consumer Affairs, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N3647, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 219-8151.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 29, 1995, OSHA issued a corrections document, correcting and clarifying certain provisions of the final asbestos standards in general industry, construction and shipyard employment that were issued on August 10, 1994. Several typographical errors were discovered and one correction was inadvertently omitted from this document.

The standard and this correction document are issued under the authority of sections 4, 6(b), 8(c), and 8(g) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657); section 107, Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (Construction Safety Act, 40 U.S.C. 333); section 41, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (33 U.S.C. 941); and 29 CFR part 1911.

Correction of Publication

The following corrections are made to the final rule for Occupational Exposure to Asbestos published in the Federal Register on August 10, 1994 (59 FR 40964) and corrected in the Federal Register on June 29, 1995 (59 FR 33974).

PART 1915--[CORRECTED]

1. On page 41080, in § 1915.1001, paragraph (b), in the definition of "Class III asbestos work," line 2 from the top of the third column, the words "may be" are corrected to read "is likely to be".

2. The definition of "Disturbance" in paragraph (b) of § 1915.1001, on page 41080, in the third column, in the Federal Register document of August 10, 1994 and corrected in the Federal Register document of June 29, 1995 on page 33988 is further corrected by removing the first two sentences and adding a new sentence in its place to read as follows:

1915.1001 Asbestos.

* * * * *

(b) * * * Disturbance means activities that disrupt the matrix of ACM or PACM, crumble or pulverize ACM or PACM, or generate visible debris from ACM or PACM. * * * * * * * *

PART 1926--[CORRECTED]

3. The definition of "Class III asbestos work" in paragraph (b) of § 1926.1101, on page 41132, in the second column, in the Federal Register document of August 10, 1994 and corrected in the Federal Register document of June 29, 1995 on page 33995 is further corrected. The words "may be" are corrected to read 'is likely to be".

4. The definition of "Disturbance" in paragraph (b) of § 1926.1101, on page 41132, in the third column, in the Federal Register document of August 10, 1994 and corrected in the Federal Register document of June 29, 1995 on page 33996 is further corrected by removing the first two sentences and adding a new sentence in its place to read as follows:

1926.1101 Asbestos.

* * * * *

(b) * * * Disturbance means activities that disrupt the matrix of ACM or PACM, crumble or pulverize ACM or PACM, or generate visible debris from ACM or PACM. * * * * * * * *

Signed at Washington, DC this 10th day of July, 1995.

Joseph A. Dear,
Assistant Secretary, Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

[FR Doc. 95-17194 Filed 7-12-95; 8:45 am]


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