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• Publication Date: 07/09/2007
• Publication Type: Proposed Rules
• Fed Register #: 72:37155-37156
• Title: Explosives; Extension of Comment Period

[Federal Register: July 9, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 130)]
[Proposed Rules]               
[Page 37155-37156]
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. OSHA-2007-0032 (Formerly Docket No. OSHA-S031-2006-0665 and 
OSHA Docket No. S-031)]
RIN 1218-AC09

 
Explosives; Extension of Comment Period

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: OSHA is extending the comment period for its proposed standard 
on Explosives for an additional sixty (60) days until September 10, 
2007.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted (postmarked or sent) by 
September 10, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. OSHA-2007-
0032, by any of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions on-line for making 
electronic submissions.
    Fax: If your comments, including attachments, do not exceed 10 
pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-1648.
    Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger or courier service: 
You must submit three copies of your comments and attachments to the 
OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2007-0032, U.S. Department of 
Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone (202) 693-2350 (OSHA's TTY number is (877) 889-5627). 
Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger and courier service) are 
accepted during the Department of Labor's and Docket Office's normal 
business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., E.T.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the 
docket number for this rulemaking (Docket No. OSHA-2007-0032). All 
comments, including any personal information you provide, are placed in 
the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions you about 
submitting personal information such as social security numbers and 
birthdates. For further information on submitting comments, plus 
additional information on the rulemaking process, see the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this document.
    Docket: To read or download comments and materials submitted in 
response to this Federal Register notice, go to Docket No. OSHA-2007-
0032 at http://www.regulations.gov or at the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. All comments and submissions are listed in the
http://www.regulations.gov index, however, some information (e.g., copyrighted 
material) is not publicly available to read or download through that 
Web page. All comments and submissions, including copyrighted material, 
are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office.
    For information on accessing exhibits referenced in the Explosives 
proposal, see the ``Public Participation'' heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this document.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register document are available 
at http://www.regulations.gov. Copies also are available from the OSHA 
Office of Publications, Room N-3101, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210;
telephone (202) 693-1888. This document, as well as news releases and 
other relevant information, also are available at OSHA's Web page at 
http://www.osha.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information and press 
inquiries: Kevin Ropp, Office of Communications, Room N-3647, OSHA, 
U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20210; telephone (202) 693-1999. For technical inquiries: Donald 
Pittenger, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Room N-3609, OSHA, 
U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20210; telephone (202) 693-2255 or fax (202) 693-1663.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Extension of Comment Period

    On April 13, 2007, OSHA published a notice of proposed rulemaking 
to revise the Explosives standard (72 FR 18792). In that notice, the 
Agency provided the public with ninety (90) days to submit written 
comments, until July 12, 2007. Several interested persons have 
requested an extension of the deadline for submitting comments 
explaining that they needed additional time to gather information and 
provide a thorough review and response to the proposed standard. OSHA 
is providing an additional sixty (60) days for the submission of 
comments. Accordingly, written comments must now be submitted (sent or 
postmarked) by September 10, 2007. Granting additional time to comment 
on the proposed rule will allow these and other stakeholders time to 
provide more thorough comments on the proposed rule, which, in turn, 
will give OSHA a more complete record.

II. Submission of Comments and Access to Comments

    You may submit comments in response to this document (1) 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (FAX); or (3) by hard copy. All 
comments, attachments and other material must identify the Agency name 
and the OSHA docket number for this rulemaking (Docket No. OSHA-2007-
0032). You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document 
files electronically. If, instead, you wish to mail additional 
materials in reference to an electronic or fax submission, you must 
submit three copies to the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section). 
The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments 
by name, date, and docket number so OSHA can attach them to your 
comments.
    Because of security-related procedures, the use of regular mail may 
cause a significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information 
about security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, 
express delivery, messenger or courier service, please contact the OSHA 
Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section).
    Comments and submissions in response to this Federal Register 
notice are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov (Docket 
No. OSHA-2007-0032). Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about 
submitting personal information such as social security numbers and 
date of birth.
    In the Explosives proposal, OSHA referenced a number of supporting 
materials. Those references are posted in both Docket No. OSHA-S031-
2006-0665 (which is available at http://www.regulations.gov) and OSHA Docket No. S-031 (which is available at http://dockets.osha.gov).
    Although all submissions in response to this Federal Register 
notice and all supporting materials cited in the Explosives proposal 
are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov and http://dockets.osha.gov
 indexes, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) 
is not publicly available to read or download from that Web page. All 
submissions and supporting materials, including copyrighted material, 
are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. 
Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web page to submit 
comments is available at the Web page's User Tips link. Contact the 
OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available 
through the Web pages and for assistance in using the Internet to 
locate docket submissions.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register document are available 
at http://www.regulations.gov. This document, as well as news releases 
and other relevant information, also are available at OSHA's Web page 
at http://www.osha.gov.

Authority and Signature

    This document was prepared under the authority of Edwin G. Foulke, 
Jr., Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, 
U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20210, pursuant to Sections 4, 6, and 8 of the OSH Act of 1970 (29 
U.S.C. 653, 655, 657), Secretary of Labor's Order No. 5-2002 (67 FR 
65008), Secretary of Labor's Order 5-2007 (72 FR 31160 (6/5/2007)), and 
29 CFR part 1911.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on July 2, 2007.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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