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News Release USDL 97-319
Wednesday, September 10, 1997
Contact: Frank Kane, (202) 219-8151
ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO CONTINUE NEGOTIATED RULEMAKING ON SHIPYARD FIRE PROTECTION OCT.7-9 IN PADUCAH, KENTUCKY
Representatives of shipyard operators, labor unions, professional associations and government agencies will meet Oct. 7-9 in Paducah, Ky., to continue work on a proposed fire protection standard for shipyard workers.
It will be the fifth public meeting of the Fire Protection and Shipyard Employment Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee, formed to develop consensus on a proposal under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
The committee will continue discussions on scope and application of the proposal, controls and work practices, fire brigades, written fire plans, technological advances, costs of fire protection and the content of appendices. The committee's goal is to develop a proposed rule and explanatory preamble that all of its members support.
The meeting will start at 9 a.m. and end about 5 p.m. daily at Walker Boat Yard, Inc., 4040 Clarks River Rd., Paducah, Ky. 42002-1400; telephone (502) 444-4040. Comments, requests for oral presentations, and requests for disability accommodations should be submitted by Sept. 19, 1997.
Comments, data, views or statements for consideration by the committee, as well as requests for oral presentations should be mailed to Odet Shaw, U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA Office of Maritime Safety Standards, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Room N-3647, Washington, D.C., 20210.
Requests for appropriate accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made to Theda Kenney at (202) 219-8061, ext. 100; FAX: (202) 219-7477.
The request to make an oral presentation should state the time desired and the interest the person represents and provide a summary of the presentation.
Notice of the meeting is published in the Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1997, Federal Register.
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