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• Publication Date: 11/16/2012
• Publication Type: Proposed Rules
• Fed Register #: 77: 68717-68718
• Standard Number: 1910; 1915; 1917; 1918; 1926
• Title: Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection Proposed rule; withdrawal.

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 68717-68718]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27791]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, 1917, 1918, and 1926

[Docket No. OSH-2011-0184]
RIN 1218-AC65


Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards;
Head Protection

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 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 revising its Head Protection
standards for general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals,
longshoring, and construction.

DATES: Effective November 16, 2012, the proposed rule published June
22, 2012 (77 FR 37617), is withdrawn.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
General information and press inquiries: 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: 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    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.
    Withdrawal of the proposal: On June 22, 2012, OSHA published a
direct-final rule to update the incorporated references in its Head
Protection standards for general industry at 29 CFR 1910.135, shipyard
employment at 29 CFR 1915.155, marine terminals at 29 CFR 1917.93,
longshoring at 29 CFR 1918.103, and construction at 29 CFR 1926.100 (77
FR 37587). OSHA also published a companion proposed rule along with the
direct-final rule (77 FR 37617). 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 July 23, 2012. OSHA
received two comments on the direct-final rule by that date, neither of
which were significant adverse comments (see Document IDs OSHA-2011-0184-0003 and -0004).
To the contrary, both comments supported the direct final rule.
    OSHA is publishing a notice announcing this determination and
confirming the effective date of the direct-final rule as September 20,
2012. Accordingly, OSHA is not proceeding with the proposed rule, and
is withdrawing it from the rulemaking process.

List of Subjects in 29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, 1917, 1918, and 1926

    Head protection, 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
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 November 8, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2012-27791 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]
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