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Department of Labor (DOL) Proposed Rule Stage
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)



1978. LONGSHORING AND MARINE TERMINALS (PARTS 1917 AND 1918) -- REOPENING OF THE RECORD (VERTICAL TANDEM LIFTS (VTLS))

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.

Legal Authority: 29 USC 655(b); 33 USC 941

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1918.11; 29 CFR 1918.85

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: OSHA issued a final rule on Longshoring on July 25, 1997 (62 FR 40142). However, in that rule, the Agency reserved provisions related to vertical tandem lifts. Vertical tandem lifts (VTLs) involve the lifting of two or more empty intermodal containers, secured together with twist locks, at the same time. OSHA has continued to work with national and international organizations to gather additional information on the safety of VTLs. The Agency has published an NPRM to address safety issues related to VTLs. The extended comment period concluded 2/13/04, and an informal public hearing has been scheduled to begin on 7/29/04.


Timetable:

Action Date FR Cite

NPRM
NPRM Comment Period End
Final Rule on Longshoring/Marine
Public Meeting on VTLs -- 1/27/1998
Second NPRM
NPRM Comment Period End 2/13/04
Public Hearing Published in
Federal Register - 4/13/04
06/06/94
09/23/94
07/25/97
10/09/97

09/16/03
12/10/03

07/29/04
59 FR 28594

62 FR 40142
62 FR 52671

68 FR 54298
68 FR 68804

69 FR 19361


Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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-AA56

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