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• Publication Date: 11/05/2009
• Publication Type: CORRECTION
• Fed Register #: 74:57278-57280
• Standard Number: 1910; 1915; 1926
• Title: Hazard Communication; Correction

[Federal Register: November 5, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 213)]
[Proposed Rules]               
[Page 57278-57280]
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, 1915 and 1926

[Docket No. OSHA-H022K-2006-0062 (formerly Docket No. H022K)]
RIN 1218-AC20

Hazard Communication; Correction

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

ACTION: Proposed rule: correction.

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SUMMARY: This document corrects the OSHA Hazard Communication standard 
proposed rule and request for comment, published in the Federal 
Register of September 30, 2009. This notice corrects eight errors, four 
in the preamble and four that appear in Appendix A: Table A.1.1, 
Table A.1.2, Table A.2.3, and Table A7.1.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information and press 
inquiries, contact Jennifer Ashley, 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 
information, contact Maureen Ruskin, Directorate of Standards and 
Guidance, Room N-3718, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-1950.

Correction

    1. In the preamble of OSHA's Hazard Communication standard, 
published in the Federal Register of September 30, 2009, (74 FR 50279) 
on page 50280, in the first column, correct the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section to read as follows:
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information and press 
inquiries, contact Jennifer Ashley, 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 
information, contact Maureen Ruskin, Directorate of Standards and 
Guidance, Room N-3718, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-1950.
    2. On page 50335, in column one, in the fifth full paragraph from 
the top of the page, in the third line from the bottom of that 
paragraph, the dollar amount of "$500 million" is corrected to read 
"$700 million".
    3. On page 50372, in column two, in the second full paragraph under 
Item 4, in the fifth line from the bottom of that paragraph, the 
quantity "4,215,404" is corrected to read "3,877,457".
    4. On page 50378, in column one, in the last line of text in that 
column above footnote 17, the dollar amount of "$610 million" is 
corrected to read "$621 million".
    5. In Appendix A to Sec.  1910.1200 on page 50445, correct Table 
A.1.1: Acute toxicity hazard categories and acute toxicity estimate 
(ATE) values defining the respective categories, to read as follows:
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         Exposure route               Category 1          Category 2          Category 3          Category 4
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Oral (mg/kg bodyweight) See:      <= 5..............  > 5 and <= 50.....  > 50 and <= 300...  > 300 and <= 2000.
 Notes (a), (b).
Dermal (mg/kg bodyweight) See:    <= 50.............  > 50 and <= 200...  > 200 and <= 1000.  > 1000 and <=
 Notes (a), (b).                                                                               2000.
Inhalation--Gases (ppmV) See:     <= 100............  > 100 and <= 500..  > 500 and <= 2500.  > 2500 and <=
 Note (a), Note (b), Note (c).                                                                 20000.
Inhalation--Vapors (mg/l) See:    <= 0.5............  > 0.5 and <= 2.0..  > 2.0 and <= 10.0.  > 10.0 and <=
 Note (a), Note (b), Note (c),                                                                 20.0.
 Note (d).
Inhalation--Dusts and Mists (mg/  <= 0.05...........  > 0.05 and <= 0.5.  > 0.5 and <= 1.0..  > 1.0 and <= 5.0.
 l) See: Note (a), Note (b),
 Note (c).
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Note: Gases concentration are expressed in parts per million per volume (ppmV).
Notes to Table A.1.1:
(a) The acute toxicity estimate (ATE) for the classification of a substance is derived using the LD50/LC50 where
  available ;
(b) The acute toxicity estimate (ATE) for the classification of a substance or ingredient in a mixture is
  derived using:
 (i) the LD50/LC50 where available. Otherwise,
 (ii) the appropriate conversion value from Table 1.2 that relates to the results of a range test, or
 (iii) the appropriate conversion value from Table 1.2 that relates to a classification category;
(c) Inhalation cut-off values in the table are based on 4 hour testing exposures. Conversion of existing
  inhalation toxicity data which has been generated according to 1 hour exposure is achieved by dividing by a
  factor of 2 for gases and vapors and 4 for dusts and mists;
(d) For some chemicals the test atmosphere may consist of a vapor which is near the gaseous phase. In these
  cases, classification is based on ppmV as follows: Category 1 (100 ppmV), Category 2 (500 ppmV), Category 3
  (2500 ppmV), Category 4 (20000 ppmV).
The terms "dust," "mist," and "vapor" are defined as follows:
(i) Dust: solid particles of a substance or mixture suspended in a gas (usually air);
(ii) Mist: liquid droplets of a substance or mixture suspended in a gas (usually air);
(iii) Vapor: the gaseous form of a substance or mixture released from its liquid or solid state.

    6. In Appendix A on page 50447, correct Table A.1.2: Conversion 
from experimentally obtained acute toxicity range values (or acute 
toxicity hazard categories) to acute toxicity point estimates for use 
in the formulas for the classification of mixtures, to read as follows:
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                                 Classification category
                                    or experimentally        Converted
        Exposure routes               obtained acute      acute toxicity
                                 toxicity range estimate  point estimate
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Oral (mg/kg bodyweight ).......  0 < Category 1 <= 5....             0.5
                                 5 < Category 2 <= 50...               5
                                 50 < Category 3 <= 300.             100
                                 300 < Category 4 <=                 500
                                  2000.
Dermal (mg/kg bodyweight)......  0 < Category 1 <= 50...               5
                                 50 < Category 2 <= 200.              50
                                 200 < Category 3 <=                 300
                                  1000.
                                 1000 < Category 4 <=               1100
                                  2000.
Gases (ppmV)...................  0 < Category 1 <= 100..              10
                                 100 < Category 2 <= 500             100
                                 500 < Category 3 <=                 700
                                  2500.
                                 2500 < Category 4 <=               4500
                                  20000.
Vapors (mg/l)..................  0 < Category 1 <= 0.5..            0.05
                                 0.5 < Category 2 <= 2.0             0.5
                                 2.0 < Category 3 <=                   3
                                  10.0.
                                 10.0 < Category 4 <=                 11
                                  20.0.
Dust/mist (mg/l)...............  0 < Category 1 <= 0.5..           0.005
                                 0.05 < Category 2 <=               0.05
                                  2.0.
                                 0.5 < Category 3 <=                 0.5
                                  10.0.
                                 1.0 < Category 4 <=                 1.5
                                  20.0.
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Note: Gases concentration are expressed in parts per million per volume
  (ppmV).

    7. In Appendix A on page 50450, correct Table A.2.3: Concentration 
of ingredients of a mixture classified as skin Category 1 or 2 that 
would trigger classification of the mixture as hazardous to skin 
(Category 1 or 2), to read as follows:
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                                         Concentration triggering
                                      classification of a mixture as:
  Sum of ingredients classified  ---------------------------------------
               as:                  Skin corrosive       Skin irritant
                                      Category 1          Category 2
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Skin Category 1.................  >= 5%.............  >= 1% but < 5%.
Skin Category 2.................  ..................  >=10%.
(10 x Skin Category 1) + Skin     ..................  >=10%.
 Category 2.
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    8. In Appendix A, on page 50467, correct Table A.7.1: Cut-off 
values/concentration limits of ingredients of a mixture classified as 
reproductive toxicants or for effects on or via lactation that trigger 
classification of the mixture, to read as follows:
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                                                                  Cut-off values/concentration limits triggering
                                                                          classification of a mixture as:
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                   Ingredients classified as:                                                       Additional
                                                                    Category 1      Category 2     category for
                                                                   reproductive    reproductive    effects on or
                                                                     toxicant        toxicant      via lactation
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Category 1 reproductive toxicant................................         >= 0.1%  ..............  ..............
Category 2 reproductive toxicant................................  ..............         >= 0.1%  ..............
Additional category for effects on or via lactation.............  ..............  ..............         >= 0.1%
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Authority

    This document was prepared under the direction of Jordan Barab, 
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, 
200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 29th day of October 2009.
Jordan Barab,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. E9-26579 Filed 11-4-09; 8:45 am]

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