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• Publication Date: 02/18/2005
• Publication Type: Final Rules
• Fed Register #: 70: 8291
• Standard Number: 1910
• Title: Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; General, Incorporation by Reference; Hazardous Materials, Flammable and Combustible Liquids; General Environmental Controls, Temporary Labor Camps; Hand and Portable Powered Tools and Other Hand Held Equipment, Guarding of Portable Powered Tools; Welding, Cutting, and Brazing, Arc Welding and Cutting; Special Industries, Sawmills

[Federal Register: February 18, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 33)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
[Page 8291]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1910

[Docket No. S-023A]
RIN No. 1218-AC08

 
Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; 
General, Incorporation by Reference; Hazardous Materials, Flammable and 
Combustible Liquids; General Environmental Controls, Temporary Labor 
Camps; Hand and Portable Powered Tools and Other Hand Held Equipment, 
Guarding of Portable Powered Tools; Welding, Cutting, and Brazing, Arc 
Welding and Cutting; Special Industries, Sawmills

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

ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: Due to significant adverse comment, OSHA is withdrawing the 
direct final rule for Updating OSHA Standards Based on National 
Consensus Standards; General, Incorporation by Reference; Hazardous 
Materials, Flammable and Combustible Liquids; General Environmental 
Controls, Temporary Labor Camps; Hand and Portable Powered Tools and 
Other Hand Held Equipment, Guarding of Portable Powered Tools; Welding, 
Cutting, and Brazing, Arc Welding and Cutting; Special Industries, 
Sawmills, which was published on November 24, 2004 [69 FR 68712]. In 
that document, OSHA stated that if it received significant adverse 
comment, the agency would ``publish a notice of significant adverse 
comment in the Federal Register withdrawing this direct final rule * * 
*'' OSHA published a companion proposed rule identical to the direct 
final rule on the same day. [69 FR 68706]. The agency will address the 
significant adverse comment and the other comments on the direct final 
and proposed rules in a new final rule. OSHA will not institute a 
second comment period.

DATES: The direct final rule published on November 24, 2004 [69 FR 
68712] is withdrawn effective February 18, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lee Smith, Director, Office of Safety 
Systems, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Occupational Safety and 
Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-
2255.
    Authority and Signature: This document was prepared under the 
direction of Jonathan L. Snare, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.
    It is issued pursuant to sections 4, 6, and 8 of the Occupational 
Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657) Secretary of 
Labor's Order 5-2002 (67 FR 65008), and 29 CFR part 1911.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 14th day of February 2005.
Jonathan L. Snare,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor.
[FR Doc. 05-3171 Filed 2-17-05; 8:45 am]

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