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• Record Type: Personal Protective Equipment for Shipyard Employment
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• Title: Intro to 29 CFR Part 1915, Personal Protective Equipment for Shipyard Employment

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1915

[Docket No. S-045]

RIN 1218-AA74 (AB06)

Personal Protective Equipment for Shipyard Employment (PPE)

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

ACTION: Final Rule. ____________________________________________________________________

SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is revising its standards for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Shipyard Employment, 29 CFR part 1915, subpart I. The final rule updates, reorganizes, and simplifies shipyard employment PPE standards into a comprehensive framework that encompasses the shipbuilding, ship repair, and shipbreaking industries. Where appropriate, the final rule deletes existing specification-oriented provisions that limit employer innovation and incorporates performance-oriented language.

EFFECTIVE DATES: The final rule becomes effective August 22, 1996 except for Secs. 1915.152(b), 1915.152(e), 1915.159(d), 1915.160(d), will not become effective until an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control number is received and displayed for these "collections of information" in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). The incorporations by reference of certain publications listed in this final rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of August 22, 1996.

Other Dates: Written comments on the paperwork requirements of this final rule must be submitted on or before July 23, 1996.

ADDRESSES: In compliance with 28 U.S.C. 2112(a), the Agency designates the Associate Solicitor for Occupational Safety and Health, Office of the Solicitor, Room S-4004, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210 for receipt of petitions for review of the standard.

Comments on the paperwork requirements of this final rule are to be submitted to the Docket Office, Docket No. S-045, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 202l0, telephone (202) 219-7894. Written comments limited to 10 pages or less in length may also be transmitted by facsimile to (202) 219-5046.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Anne C. Cyr, Acting Director, Office of Information, Division of Consumer Affairs, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210; Telephone (202) 219-8151.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:


Table of Contents

I.    Background
II.   Workplace Hazards
III.  Summary and Explanation of Final Rule
IV.   Summary of Final Economic Analysis, Regulatory Flexibility
      Certification, and Environmental Impact Assessment
V.    Paperwork Burden
VI.   Statutory Considerations
VII.  Federalism
VIII. State Plans
IX.   Authority


[61 FR 26321, May 24, 1996]

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