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• Publication Date: 05/31/2017
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 82:24994-24995
• Title: Preparations for the 33rd Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS)


[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 103 (Wednesday, May 31, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24994-24995]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-11170]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2016-0005]


Preparations for the 33rd Session of the UN Sub-Committee of 
Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and 
Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS)

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of 
Labor.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested persons that on Tuesday, 
June 20, 2017, OSHA will conduct a public meeting to discuss proposals 
in preparation for the 33rd session of the United Nations Sub-Committee 
of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and 
Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS) to be held July 10 through July 12, 
2017, in Geneva, Switzerland. OSHA, along with the U.S. Interagency GHS 
(Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of 
Chemicals) Coordinating Group, plans to consider the comments and 
information gathered at this public meeting when developing the U.S. 
Government positions for the UNSCEGHS meeting. OSHA also will give an 
update on the Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC).
    Also, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, the Department of Transportation 
(DOT), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) 
will conduct a public meeting (See Docket No. PHMSA-2017-0037 Notice 
No. 2017-02) to discuss proposals in preparation for the 51st session 
of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of 
Dangerous Goods (UNSCETDG) to be held July 3 to July 7, 2017, in 
Geneva, Switzerland. During this meeting, PHMSA is also requesting 
comments relative to potential new work items that may be considered 
for inclusion in its international agenda. PHMSA will also provide an 
update on recent actions to enhance transparency and stakeholder 
interaction through improvements to the international standards portion 
of its Web site.

DATES: Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Both meetings will be held at the DOT Headquarters 
Conference Center, West Building, Conference Rooms 8, 9 and 10, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
    Times and Locations: PHMSA public meeting: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
EDT, Conference Rooms 8, 9 and 10. OSHA public meeting: 1:00 p.m. to 
4:00 p.m. EDT, Conference Rooms 8, 9 and 10.
    Advanced Meeting Registration: The DOT requests that attendees pre-
register for these meetings by completing the form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/STXPWNX. Failure to pre-register may delay your 
access into the DOT Headquarters building. Additionally, if you are 
attending in-person, arrive early to allow time for security checks 
necessary to access the building. Conference call-in and ``live 
meeting'' capability will be provided for both meetings.
    The conference dial-in information for the UN meetings is below.

Toll Free: 888-675-2535, Access code: 3614708

    Specific information on call-in and live meeting access will be 
posted when
available at: http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/regs/international under 
Upcoming Events. This information will also be posted on OSHA's Hazard 
Communication Web site on the international tab at: 
https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/hazcom_international.html#meeting-notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: At the Department of Transportation, 
please contact Mr. Steven Webb or Mr. Aaron Wiener, Office of Hazardous 
Materials Safety, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590, 
telephone: (202) 366-8553.
    At the Department of Labor, please contact Ms. Maureen Ruskin, OSHA 
Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Department of Labor, Washington 
DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693-1950, email: ruskin.maureen@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OSHA Meeting: OSHA is hosting an open 
informal public meeting of the U.S. Interagency GHS Coordinating Group 
to provide interested groups and individuals with an update on GHS-
related issues and an opportunity to express their views orally and in 
writing for consideration in developing U.S. Government positions for 
the upcoming UNSCEGHS meeting.
    General topics on the agenda include:
     Review of Working papers
     Correspondence Group updates
     Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) Update
    Information on the work of the UNSCEGHS including meeting agendas, 
reports, and documents from previous sessions, can be found on the 
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Transport 
Division Web site located at the following web address: 
http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/ghs_welcome_e.html. The UNSCEGHS 
bases its decisions on Working Papers. The Working Papers for the 33rd 
session of the UNSCEGHS are located at: https://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc4/c42017.html.
    Informal Papers submitted to the UNSCEGHS provide information for 
the Sub-committee and are used either as a mechanism to provide 
information to the Sub-committee or as the basis for future Working 
Papers. Informal Papers for the 33nd session of the UNSCEGHS are 
located at: http://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc4/c4inf32.html.
    In addition to participating at the Public meeting, interested 
parties may submit comments on the Working and Informal Papers for the 
33rd session of the UNSCEGHS to the docket established for 
International/Globally Harmonized System (GHS) efforts at http://www.regulations.gov, Docket No. OSHA-2016-0005.
    The PHMSA Meeting: The Federal Register notice and additional 
detailed information relating to PHMSA's public meeting will be 
available upon publication at: http://www.regulations.gov/ (Docket 
No.PHMSA-2017-0037, Notice No. 2017-02), and on the PHMSA Web site at: 
http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/regs/international.
    PHMSA will host the meeting to gain input from the public 
concerning proposals submitted to the UNSCETDG for the 21st Revised 
Edition of the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of 
Dangerous Goods Model Regulations, which may be implemented into 
relevant domestic, regional, and international regulations from January 
1, 2021. During this meeting, PHMSA is also soliciting input relative 
to preparing for the 51th session of the UNSCE TDG as well as potential 
new work items which may be considered for inclusion in its 
international agenda.
    Copies of working documents, informal documents, and the meeting 
agenda may be obtained from the United Nations Transport Division's Web 
site at: https://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc3/c32017.html. 
http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/danger.html.

Authority and Signature

    This document was prepared under the direction of Dorothy 
Dougherty, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety 
and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, pursuant to sections 4, 6, and 8 
of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 
657), and Secretary's Order 1-2012 (77 FR 3912), (Jan. 25, 2012).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on May 18, 2017.
Dorothy Dougherty,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2017-11170 Filed 5-30-17; 8:45 am]
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