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April 1, 1987
Mr. Jack O. Nelson, Jr.
Nelson & Nelson
Attorneys at Law
1220 RepublicBank Building
916 Main Street
Lubbock, Texas 79401
Dear Mr. Nelson:
This is in response to your letter of March 27 concerning the applicability of the standard for occupational noise exposure, 29 CFR 1910.95, to cotton gins.
A cotton ginning operation conducted at a facility owned or leased by a grower of cotton to process only the grower's own produce is an agricultural operation, and due to that fact, the standard for occupational noise exposure does not apply. However, a cotton ginning operation conducted at a facility that is not owned or leased by the grower of the cotton being processed is a general industry operation to which the standard for occupational noise exposure does apply.
I appreciate the opportunity to clarify this matter for you. Please feel free to contact me again if you have further questions.
John A. Pendergrass
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