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• Publication Date: 05/14/2010
• Publication Type: Proposed Rules
• Fed Register #: 75:27239
• Standard Number: 1910; 1915; 1926
• Title: Revising the Notification Requirements in the Exposure Determination Provisions of the Hexavalent Chromium Standards

[Federal Register: May 14, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 93)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 27239]
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 Parts 1910, 1915, and 1926

[Docket No. OSHA-H054a-2006-0064]
RIN 1218-AC43


Revising the Notification Requirements in the Exposure
Determination Provisions of the Hexavalent Chromium Standards

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: With this notice, OSHA is withdrawing the proposed rule that
accompanied its direct final rule (DFR) amending the employee
notification requirements in the exposure determination provisions of
the Hexavalent Chromium (Cr(VI)) standards.

DATES: Effective May 14, 2010, the proposed rule published March 16,
2010 (75 FR 12485), is withdrawn.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information and press
inquiries contact Ms. Jennifer Ashley, Director, OSHA Office of
Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-1999. For
technical inquiries, contact Maureen Ruskin, Office of Chemical
Hazards--Metals, 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; fax: (202) 693-1678.
    Copies of this Federal Register notice 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. Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice and other
relevant documents are available at OSHA's Web page at http://www.osha.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 17, 2010, OSHA published a DFR
amending the employee notification requirements in the exposure
determination provisions of the Cr(VI) standards at 29 CFR 1910.1026,
29 CFR 1915.1026, and 29 CFR 1926.1126 (75 FR 12681). OSHA also
published a companion proposed rule proposing the same changes to the
Cr(VI) standards. (75 FR 12485, March 16, 2010). In the DFR, OSHA
stated that it would withdraw the companion proposed rule and confirm
the effective date of the DFR if no significant adverse comments were
submitted on the DFR by April 16, 2010.
    OSHA received eight comments on the DFR, which the Agency has
determined were not significant adverse comments. OSHA is publishing a
notice announcing and explaining this determination and confirming the
effective date of the DFR as June 15, 2010. Accordingly, OSHA is not
proceeding with the proposed rule and is withdrawing it from the
rulemaking process.

List of Subjects

29 CFR Part 1910

    Exposure determination, General industry employment, Health,
Hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)), Notification of determination results to
employees, Occupational safety and health.

29 CFR Part 1915

    Exposure determination, Health, Hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)),
Notification of determination results to employees, Occupational safety
and health, Shipyard employment.

29 CFR Part 1926

    Construction employment, Exposure determination, Health, Hexavalent
chromium (Cr(VI)), Notification of determination results to employees,
Occupational safety and health.

Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, PhD, MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, 200
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, directed the
preparation of this notice under the following authorities: 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 5-2007 (72 FR 31159), and 29
CFR part 1911.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on May 11, 2010.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2010-11583 Filed 5-13-10; 8:45 am]
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