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• Publication Date: 03/08/2012
• Publication Type: Proposed Rules
• Fed Register #: 77: 13997
• Standard Number: 1910; 1910.102; 1911
• Title: Revising Standards Referenced in the Acetylene Standard

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 46 (Thursday, March 8, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 13997]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-5585]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1910

[Docket No. OSH-2011-0183]
RIN No. 1218-AC64


Revising Standards Referenced in the Acetylene Standard

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: With this document, OSHA is withdrawing the proposed rule that 
accompanied its direct-final rule revising the Acetylene Standard for 
general industry.

DATES: Effective March 8, 2012, the proposed rule published December 5, 
2011 (76 FR 75840), is withdrawn.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  General information and press 
inquiries: Contact Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of 
Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-1999.
    Technical information: Contact Ken Stevanus, Directorate of 
Standards and Guidance, Room N-3609, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 
693-2260; fax: (202) 693-1663.
    Copies of this Federal Register notice: Electronic copies of this 
Federal Register notice are available at http://www.regulations.gov. 
This Federal Register notice, as well as news releases and other 
relevant information, is also available at OSHA's Web page at http://www.osha.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 5, 2011, OSHA published a 
direct-final rule to update the incorporated references in its 
Acetylene Standard for general industry at 29 CFR 1910.102 (76 FR 
75782). OSHA also published a companion proposed rule along with the 
direct-final rule (76 FR 75840). In the direct-final rule, OSHA stated 
that it would withdraw the companion proposed rule and confirm the 
effective date of the direct-final rule if it received no significant 
adverse comments on the direct-final rule by January 4, 2012. OSHA 
received one comment on the direct-final rule by that date, which it 
determined was not a significant adverse comment. OSHA is publishing a 
notice announcing this determination and confirming the effective date 
of the direct-final rule as March 5, 2012. Accordingly, OSHA is not 
proceeding with the proposed rule, and is withdrawing it from the 
rulemaking process.

List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 1910

    Acetylene, General industry, Occupational safety and health, 
Safety.

Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, authorized the 
preparation of this document. OSHA is issuing this document pursuant to 
Sections 4, 6, and 8 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 
(29 U.S.C. 653, 655, and 657), 5 U.S.C. 553, Secretary of Labor's Order 
1-2012 (77 FR 3912), and 29 CFR part 1911.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on March 2, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2012-5585 Filed 3-7-12; 8:45 am]
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