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• Publication Date: 02/05/1998
• Publication Type: Proposed Rules
• Fed Register #: 63:5905-5906
• Standard Number: 1910.1035 ; 1911
• Title: Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1910.1035

[Docket No. H-371]

RIN 1218-AB46

Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction notice; announcement of hearings sites and dates.


SUMMARY: With this notice, OSHA is correcting the deadline for the submission of written comments on its proposed standard for occupational exposure to tuberculosis and is announcing the dates and locations of the informal public hearings to be held in Los Angeles, California, and New York City, New York, and Chicago, Illinois.

DATES: Written comments on the proposed standard and Notices of Intent to Appear at the hearings must be postmarked on or before February 17, 1998.

The hearings will begin April 7, 1998, in Washington, D.C.; May 5, 1998, in Los Angeles, CA; May 19, 1998, in New York City, NY; and June 2, 1998, in Chicago, IL, starting at 10:00 a.m. on the first day at each location and at 9:00 a.m. on succeeding days.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the proposed standard, Notices of Intent to Appear at the hearings, testimony, and documentary evidence are to be submitted in quadruplicate to the Docket Officer, Docket No. H-371, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 219-7894. Comments of 10 pages or fewer may be transmitted by fax to (202) 219-5046, provided the original and three copies are sent to the Docket Officer thereafter.

The hearing locations are: Washington, D.C., The Frances Perkins Building Auditorium, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW; Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 409 A, 1204 South Figueroa Street; New York City, NY, U.S. Department of Labor, Rooms 831 A and B and 841 C and D, 201 Varick Street; Chicago, IL, State of Illinois Building, Room C-500, 160 North LaSalle Street.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bonnie Friedman, Office of Information and Consumer Affairs, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20210, Telephone (202) 219-8148, FAX (202) 219-5986.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OSHA's proposed standard on Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis was published October 17, 1997 (62 FR 54160). On December 12, 1997, OSHA extended the deadlines for written comments, Notices of Intent to Appear, and written testimony and documentary evidence. OSHA also rescheduled the Washington, D.C. informal public hearings and added three additional hearings sites.

In that notice, the deadline for written comments and Notices of Intent to Appear was incorrectly reported; the correct date for this deadline is February 17, 1998. The deadline for submission of written testimony for parties requesting more than 10 minutes at the public hearings or submitting documentary evidence is February 27, 1998.

OSHA also announced in that notice that the Agency would publish the dates and locations of the three additional hearing sites when that information became available. Those dates and locations are as follows: Los Angeles, CA, beginning May 5, 1998, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 409 A, 1204 South Figueroa Street; New York City, NY, beginning May 19, 1998, at the U.S. Department of Labor, Rooms 831 A and B and 841 C and D, 201 Varick Street; Chicago, IL, beginning June 2, 1998, at the State of Illinois Building, Room C-500, 160 North LaSalle Street.

All other information pertaining to the filing of written comments, Notices of Intent to Appear, written testimony and documentary evidence can be found in either the proposed tuberculosis rule (62 FR 54160; at 54283) or the extension notice for the proposal (62 FR 65388).

Authority

This document has been prepared under the direction of Charles N. Jeffress, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20210.

It is issued under section 6(b) of the Occupational Safety Health Act (29 U.S.C. 655), Secretary of Labor's Order 6-96, (62 FR 111) and 29 CFR Part 1911.

Signed at Washington, D.C. on this 2nd day of February, 1998.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 98-2906 Filed 2-3-98; 8:45 am]]


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