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• Publication Date: 03/19/1998
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 63:13435-13436
• Standard Number: 1912
• Title: Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee: Notice of Meeting

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. H-372]

RIN 1218-AB58

Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee: Notice of Meeting

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

ACTION: Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee (MWFSAC), established under section 7 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to advise the Secretary of Labor on appropriate actions to protect workers from the hazards associated with occupational exposure to metalworking fluids, will meet in Cleveland, Ohio, on Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at the Sheraton Airport Hotel, 5300 Riverside Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44135-3196, (1-800-362-2244).

DATES: The meeting will be held on April 8, 1998. The meeting will begin at 8:30 A.M. and adjourn at approximately 5:00 P.M.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Cleveland Sheraton Airport Hotel, 5300 Riverside Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44135-3196. Mail comments, views or statements in response to this notice 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All interested persons are invited to attend the April 8th public meeting of the Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee at the time and place indicated above. Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend should contact Theresa Berry at (202) 219-8615 ext. 106 (Fax: 202-219-5986) no later than March 31, 1998, to obtain appropriate accommodations.

Meeting Agenda

This meeting will focus on the need for reducing exposure to metalworking fluids in small businesses, and the economic and technological feasibility of reducing such exposures in these industries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will introduce their small business study. Investigative strategies for obtaining health effects data and exposure data for a wide range of industries will be discussed. Concerns unique to small businesses will be explored.

Public Participation

Written data, views or comments for consideration by the MWFSAC on the various agenda items listed above may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to Dr. Peter Infante at the address provided above. Submissions received by March 31, 1998 may be provided to the members of the committee and will be included in the record of the meeting. At this meeting it is unlikely that there will be any time for oral presentations by members of the public. However, anyone wishing to make a presentation to the committee should notify Dr. Peter Infante of this fact at the address listed above. The request should state the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person will appear and a brief outline of the content of the presentation. Requests to make oral presentations to the Committee may be granted if time permits.

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, 656), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and 29 CFR part 1912.

Signed at Washington, D.C. this 16th day of March 1998.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 98-7173 Filed 3-18-98; 8:45 am]


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