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• Record Type: Safety Standards for Stairways and Ladders Used in the Construction Industry
• Section: 5
• Title: Section 5 - V. Environmental Assessment

V. Environmental Assessment

Finding of No Significant Impact

This final rule and its major alternatives have been reviewed in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42) U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Guidelines of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) (40 CFR part 1500), and OSHA's DOL NEPA Procedures (29 CFR part 11). As a result of this review, the Assistant Secretary for OSHA has determined that the final rule will have no significant environmental impact.

The revisions to 29 CFR 1926.1050-1926.1060, subpart X -- Stairways and Ladders, focus on the reduction of accidents or injuries by means of work practices and procedures, proper use and handling of equipment, and training, as well as on changes in language, definition, and format of the standard. These revisions do not impact on air, water, or soil quality, plant or animal life, the use of land, or other aspects of the environment. As such, these revisions are, therefore, categorized as excluded actions according to subpart B, § 11.10, of the DOL NEPA regulations. IV. Regulatory Impact Assessment and Regulatory Flexibility Analysis.

Introduction

In accordance with Executive Order 12291 (46 FR 13193, Feb. 17, 1981) OSHA has analyzed the economic impact of this final rulemaking. Under the criteria established in Executive Order 12291, the promulgation of this revision of subpart X will be a "minor" action. This rule will not cause a major increase in costs or prices for consumers, individual industries, government agencies or geographic regions, and will not result in significant adverse effects on


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