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• Publication Date: 01/06/1998
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 63:579
• Standard Number: 1905; 1910.423(b)(2); 1910.423(c)(3)(iii); 1910.426(b)(1)
• Title: Application for Permanent Variance From Dixie Divers;Extension of Comment Period.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[V-97-1]

Application for Permanent Variance From Dixie Divers; Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: On October 31, 1997, OSHA published a notice requesting comments on the application of Dixie Divers, Inc., for a permanent variance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements. OSHA has received a number of requests for extension of the comment period. In response to these requests, OSHA is extending the comment period for 60 days.

DATES: The last date for interested parties to submit comments on the variance application is March 2, 1998.

ADDRESSES: The original and four copies of written comments must be submitted to: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Variance Determination, Room N-3653, Attention: Ms. Juanita Jones, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210.

For comments, one original (hardcopy) and one diskette ((51/4)-or 3(1/2)-inch) in Wordperfect 5.0, 5.1 or 6.1, or ASCII may be sent to this address; however, any information not contained on the diskettes (e.g., studies, articles) must be submitted in quadruplicate with the original written comments. Written comments of 10 pages or less may be transmitted by facsimile (fax) to OSHA's office of Variance Determination at (202) 219-7068, provided the original and four copies of the fax material are sent to OSHA's Office of Variance Determination within the period allowed for comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Juanita Jones, Office of Variance Determination (see ADDRESSES above), Telephone: (202) 219-7193, Fax: (202) 219-7068, E-mail: juanita.jones@osha.gov or the following Regional and Area Offices:

U.S. Department of Labor -- OSHA, 1375 Peachtree Street, N.W., Suite 587, Atlanta, Georgia 30367, Telephone: (404) 562-2300, Fax: (404) 562- 2295, E-mail: buryoyne-joanne@dol.gov
       and
U.S. Department of Labor -- OSHA, 5807 Breckenridge Parkway, Suite A, Tampa, Florida 33610, Telephone: (813) 626-1177, Fax: (813) 626-7015, E-mail: larry.falck@tampa.osha.gov.

For an electronic copy of this Federal Register notice, contact the Labor News Bulletin Board at (202) 219-4748, or access OSHA's web page on the Internet at http://www.OSHA.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 31, 1997, OSHA published a notice (62 FR 58995) requesting comments on the application of Dixie Divers, Inc., for a permanent variance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for the availability and use of decompression chambers for mixed-gas diving operations (i.e., 29 CFR 1910.423(b)(2), 29 CFR 1910.423(c)(3)(iii), and 29 CFR 1910.426(b)(1)). OSHA provided all the details for this application for permanent variance in this previous notice.

Authority and Signature

This document was prepared under the direction of Charles N. Jeffress, Assistant Secretary of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210, pursuant to Section 6(d) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655); Secretary of Labor's orders 12-71 (36 FR 8754), 8-76 (41 FR 25059), 9- 83 (48 FR 35736), 1-90 (55 FR 9033), or 6-96 (62 FR 111), as applicable; and 29 CFR part 1905.

Signed at Washington, D.C. this 24th day of December, 1997.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary.

[FR Doc. 98-150 Filed 1-5-98; 8:45 am]


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