Trade News Release
Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999
Contact: Frank Kane
OSHA TO PRESENT DRAFT FINAL RULE ON STEEL ERECTION TO SENRAC AT DEC. 16 MEETING IN WASHINGTON, D. C.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will present a draft final steel erection standard to the Steel Erection Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee (SENRAC) on Dec. 16 in Washington, D.C.
The meeting, which is open to the public and will start at 8 a.m., will be in the Hyatt Regency Washington, 400 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., 20001; telephone (202) 737-1234.
The Department of Labor's Negotiated Rulemaking Policy, used as the basis for establishing SENRAC in May 1994, is designed to shorten the time spent on developing a rule by bringing together all significantly affected interests in order to reach consensus on the language of a proposed rule The department developed its policy as a result of the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990.
SENRAC, composed of representatives from labor, industry, public interests and government agencies, met 11 times to identify the major hazards and develop a recommended text that became the basis for OSHA's proposed rule for steel erection.
OSHA analyzed the hundreds of public comments it has received and testimony from public hearings held last December before developing the draft of the final standard which it will present to the committee for consultation next month.
No advance registration is required for the meeting. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact the committee facilitator, Philip J. Harter, at Suite 404, 2301 M St., NW, Washington, D.C., 200037; telephone (202) 887-1033 or fax (202) 887-1036 by Dec. 9.
Notice of the meeting is in the Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, issue of the Federal Register.
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The text of this news release is on the Internet World Wide Web at http://www.osha.gov. Information on this news release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: 202-693-1999.