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• Publication Date: 07/31/1997
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 62:41002
• Standard Number: 1910; 1910.147
• Title: Review of the Control of Hazardous Energy Sources (Lockout/Tagout) Standard.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1910

[Docket No. S-012-B]

Review of the Control of Hazardous Energy Sources (Lockout/ Tagout) Standard

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.

ACTION: Extension of time for filing public comments.


SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is conducting a review of the Control of Hazardous Energy Sources (Lockout/Tagout) standard in order to determine, consistent with Executive Order 12866 on Regulatory Planning and Review and section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, whether this standard should be maintained without change, rescinded, or modified in order to make it more effective or less burdensome, consistent with the objectives of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The review will consider the application of Executive Order 12866 and the directive of the Regulatory Flexibility Act to achieve statutory goals with as little economic impact as possible on small employers.

OSHA published a Federal Register notice on May 29, 1997 requesting public comments concerning OSHA's review of the Lockout/Tagout standard (29 CFR 1910.147) and announcing a public meeting on June 30, 1997 (62 FR 29089, May 29, 1997). In the Federal Register notice announcing the public meeting, OSHA stated that it would accept written comments through August 1, 1997. In response to requests from persons commenting at the public meeting held on June 30, 1997, OSHA has granted a one week extension of the time period to file written comments.

DATES: Written comments will be accepted through August 8, 1997.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the Docket Officer, Docket S-012-B, OSHA Docket Office, Room N2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, Telephone (202) 219-7894.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Dorris, Office of Regulatory Analysis, Directorate of Policy, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N3627, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, Telephone (202) 219-4690, extension 134, Fax (202) 219-4383.

Authority: This document was prepared under the direction of Gregory R. Watchman, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.

Signed at Washington, D.C., this 25th day of July, 1997.

Gregory R. Watchman,
Acting Assistant Secretary.

[FR Doc. 97-20107 Filed 7-30-97; 8:45 am)


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