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• Publication Date: 06/19/2012
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 77: 36579-36580
• Title: Establishing Indicators to Determine Whether State Plan Operations Are at Least as Effective as Federal OSHA: Stakeholder Meeting; Extension of Comment Period

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 118 (Tuesday, June 19, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36579-36580]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-14900]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2012-0021]


Establishing Indicators to Determine Whether State Plan 
Operations Are at Least as Effective as Federal OSHA: Stakeholder 
Meeting; Extension of Comment Period

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

ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is 
extending the comment period for its notice to gather information and 
ideas about establishing definitions and measures to determine whether 
OSHA-approved State Plans for occupational safety and health (State 
Plans) are at least as effective as the Federal OSHA program as 
required by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

DATES: Submit information or comments, or a request to extend the 
comment period, on or before July 6, 2012. All submissions must bear a 
postmark or provide other evidence of the submission date.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods:
    Electronically: Submit comments electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, 
which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online 
for making electronic submissions.
    Facsimile: If submissions, including attachments, are not longer 
than 10 pages, commenters may fax submissions to the OSHA Docket Office 
at (202) 693-1648.
    Mail, hand delivery, express mail, or messenger or courier service: 
Submit one copy of the comments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. 
OSHA-2012-0021, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. The Docket Office accepts deliveries 
(hand, express mail, and messenger and courier service) 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 
OSHA docket number (i.e., OSHA-2012-0021). OSHA will place all 
submissions, including any personal information provided, in the public 
docket without revision, and will make these submissions available 
online at http://www.regulations.gov.
    Docket: To read or download submissions or other material in the 
docket (e.g., exhibits listed below), go to http://www.regulations.gov 
or the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. The http://www.regulations.gov 
index lists all documents in the docket; however, some information (e.g., 
copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download 
through the Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, 
are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office.
    Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of 
the comment period on or before July 6, 2012, to the Directorate of 
Cooperative and State Programs, Room N-3700, U.S. Department of Labor, 
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, or by fax to (202) 
693-1671.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general and press inquiries 
contact: Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone: (202) 693-1725; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    For technical information contact: Doug Kalinowski, Director, OSHA 
Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, Room N-3700, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone: (202) 693-2200; email: kalinowski.doug@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Extension of Comment Period

    OSHA is extending the comment period of the notice (77 FR 31647, 
May 29, 2012) that invited interested parties to participate in an 
informal stakeholder meeting to be held on June 25, 2012. The purpose 
of this meeting is to provide a forum to gather information and ideas 
on key outcome and activity based indicators and how OSHA can use such 
indicators to assess the effectiveness of State Plans. This notice 
requested comments by June 11, 2012. However, OSHA is extending the 
comment period for those who may be unable to attend the stakeholder 
meeting, for more time for commenters to review the proposed measures 
and questions to be discussed, and for comments that may arise in light 
of the discussion at the stakeholder meeting. This extension allows for 
such interested parties to submit their comments.

Authority and Signature

    This document was prepared under the direction of David Michaels, 
Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and 
Health.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on June 14, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2012-14900 Filed 6-18-12; 8:45 am]
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