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Department of Labor (DOL) Long-Term Actions
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)



1833. 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 re-opened the record to collect updated information to help determine what action should be taken. OSHA is planning to withdraw this regulation in September 2004.


Timetable:

Action Date  

ANPRM
ANPRM Comment
   Period End
NPRM
NPRM Comment
   Period End
Reopen Record
Comment Period End
To Be Withdrawn
04/02/87
07/31/87

03/23/93
06/07/93

08/08/02
11/06/02
09/00/04
52 FR 10586


58 FR 15526


67 FR 51524


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, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-3718, FP Building, Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202 693-1950
Fax: 202 693-1678

RIN: 1218-AA84

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