[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 68717-68718]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27791]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, 1917, 1918, and 1926

[Docket No. OSH-2011-0184]
RIN 1218-AC65


Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; 
Head Protection

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: With this notice, OSHA is withdrawing the proposed rule that 
accompanied its direct-final rule revising its Head Protection 
standards for general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, 
longshoring, and construction.

DATES: Effective November 16, 2012, the proposed rule published June 
22, 2012 (77 FR 37617), is withdrawn.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
General information and press inquiries: Frank Meilinger, Director, 
OSHA Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 
693-1999.
Technical information: Ken Stevanus, Directorate of Standards and 
Guidance, Room N-3609, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2260; fax: (202) 
693-1663.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Copies of this Federal Register notice: Electronic copies of this 
Federal Register notice are available at http://www.regulations.gov. 
This Federal Register notice, as well as news releases and other 
relevant information, is also available at OSHA's Web page at http://www.osha.gov.
    Withdrawal of the proposal: On June 22, 2012, OSHA published a 
direct-final rule to update the incorporated references in its Head 
Protection standards for general industry at 29 CFR 1910.135, shipyard 
employment at 29 CFR 1915.155, marine terminals at 29 CFR 1917.93, 
longshoring at 29 CFR 1918.103, and construction at 29 CFR 1926.100 (77 
FR 37587). OSHA also published a companion proposed rule along with the 
direct-final rule (77 FR 37617). In the direct-final rule, OSHA stated 
that it would withdraw the companion proposed rule and confirm the 
effective date of the direct-final rule

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if it received no significant adverse comments on the direct-final rule 
by July 23, 2012. OSHA received two comments on the direct-final rule 
by that date, neither of which were significant adverse comments (see 
Document IDs OSHA-2011-0184-0003 and -0004). To the contrary, both 
comments supported the direct final rule.
    OSHA is publishing a notice announcing this determination and 
confirming the effective date of the direct-final rule as September 20, 
2012. Accordingly, OSHA is not proceeding with the proposed rule, and 
is withdrawing it from the rulemaking process.

List of Subjects in 29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, 1917, 1918, and 1926

    Head protection, Occupational safety and health, Safety.

Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, authorized the 
preparation of this document. OSHA is issuing this document pursuant to 
29 U.S.C. 653, 655, and 657, 5 U.S.C. 553, Secretary of Labor's Order 
1-2012 (77 FR 3912), and 29 CFR part 1911.

    Signed at Washington, DC on November 8, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2012-27791 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]
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