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| Standard Number:||1910.166|
December 28, 1976
Mr. Edwin A. Olsen
Assistant Managing Director
Secretary and Treasurer
Compressed Gas Association, Inc.
500 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10036
Dear Mr. Olsen:
Assistant Secretary Morton Corn has asked me to respond to your correspondence of December 2, 1976, regarding an interpretation of 29 CFR 1910.166, Inspection of Compressed Gas Cylinders. In addition, this letter confirms your telephone conversation with a member of my staff.
The standard in question is Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910.166(c)(3)(i)(a), Inspection of Low-Pressure Cylinders Exempt From the Hydrostatic Test Including Acetylene Cylinders, Exterior Inspection, which states:
A cylinder shall be rejected when the tare weight is less than 95 percent of the original tare weight marked on the cylinder. When determining tare weight, be sure that the cylinder is empty.
Your request for OSHA to clarify the term "rejected" as used in the preceding standard is being taken under review. Hopefully, a decision will be reached in the very near future. If a program directive is issued, it will be forwarded to you once it is finalized.
If I may be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact me.
Richard P. Wilson
Federal Compliance and State Programs
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