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Department of Labor (DOL)

Long-Term Actions
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


1859. GLYCOL ETHERS: 2-METHOXYETHANOL, 2-ETHOXYETHANOL, AND THEIR ACETATES: PROTECTING REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Priority:
Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 29 USC 651; 29 USC 655; 29 USC 657

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910.1000; 29 CFR 1910.1031

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: OSHA published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on April 2, 1987 (52 FR 10586). OSHA used the information received in response to the ANPRM, as well as other information and analysis, and published a proposal on March 23, 1993 (58 FR 15526), that would reduce the permissible exposure limits for four glycol ethers and provide protection for approximately 46,000 workers exposed to these substances. OSHA has re-opened the record to collect updated information before determining what action should be taken.

OSHA will make a decision on what action to take next in April 2003.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite

ANPRM 04/02/87 52 FR 10586
ANPRM Comment Period End 07/31/87
NPRM 03/23/93 58 FR 15526
NPRM Comment Period End 06/07/93
Reopen Record 08/08/02 67 FR 51524
Comment Period End 11/06/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Steven F. Witt, Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N3605, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202 693-2222
Fax: 202 693-1663

RIN: 1218-AA84




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