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• Publication Date: 08/11/1997
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 62:43016-43017
• Standard Number: 1912
• Title: Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee: Notice of Open Meeting.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. H-372]

RIN: 1218-AB58

Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee: Notice of Open Meeting

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

ACTION: Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee: notice of open meeting.


SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announces the first meeting of the Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee (MWFSAC). The Secretary of Labor established MWFSAC to advise the Assistant Secretary for OSHA on appropriate actions to protect workers from the hazards associated with occupational exposure to metalworking fluids.

DATES: The meeting date is Tuesday, September 2, 1997, from 10:00 a.m. to about 4:30 p.m. Submit comments, requests for oral presentations, and requests for special disability accommodations by August 19, 1997.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place in Room C-5515 (1A and 1B) of the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Mail comments and requests for oral presentations to Dr. Peter Infante, U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, Directorate of Health Standards Programs, Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee, Room N-3718, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bonnie Friedman, Director, Office of Information and Consumer Affairs, OSHA, 202-219-8151. For special disability accommodations, contact Theresa Berry (phone: 202-219-8615 ext. 106; FAX: 202-219-5986).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On August 29, 1996, OSHA published a notice of intent to form a Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee (MWFSAC) and asked the public for nominations of individuals with suitable experience or expertise to serve as members (61 FR 45459). The Secretary of Labor chartered the advisory committee to address the relevant issues surrounding occupational exposure to metalworking fluids. These issues include methods of analysis and measurement, health effects, significance of risk, and technological and economic feasibility. The Secretary recently appointed fifteen persons to serve as members of MWFSAC, representing the interests of small and large employers, workers, academics, safety and health professionals, and government agencies (62 FR 39551, 7/23/97).

OSHA invites the public to attend the first MWFSAC meeting on Tuesday, September 2, 1997. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the first meeting of the advisory committee includes: introduction of members, welcome by the Acting Assistant Secretary of OSHA, discussion of committee procedures, administrative details, review of the committee charter, discussion of exposure sources and metalworking fluid operations, discussion of metalworking fluid design and uses, and discussion of appropriate source documents which MWFSAC may wish to use.

Public Participation

Interested persons may file written comments, data, views or statements for consideration by MWFSAC by submitting them to Dr. Peter Infante. Interested persons may also address the committee on items that are on the meeting agenda. A person wishing to make such an oral presentation must provide Dr. Infante with a summary of the proposed presentation, an estimate of the time desired, and a statement of the interest that the person represents. Presentation time will be allotted to speakers based on the amount of time available. In addition, public attendees may be allowed to participate in committee discussions, in the Chair's discretion and subject to time available.

Authority

This notice is issued under the authority of sections 6(b)(1) and 7(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655, 666), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and 29 CFR part 1912.

Signed at Washington, D.C., this 5th day of August, 1997.

Greg Watchman,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 97-21126 Filed 8-8-97; 8:45 am)


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