[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 19 (Wednesday, January 29, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 4641-4642]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01728]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, and 1926

[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0034]
RIN 1218-AB70


Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica; Extension of Comment 
Period

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is 
extending the deadline for submitting comments and written testimony on 
the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Occupational Exposure to 
Crystalline Silica.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published September 12, 
2013 (78 FR 56274), extended on October 31, 2013 (78 FR 65242), is 
further extended. Comments and written testimony on the NPRM must be 
submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by Tuesday, February 11, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments and written testimony. You may submit comments and 
written testimony, identified by Docket No. OSHA-2010-0034, by any of 
the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit comments and written testimony along 
with attachments electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is 
the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Click on the ``COMMENT NOW!'' box next 
to the title ``Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica; Extension 
of Comment Period,'' and follow the instructions on-line for making 
electronic submissions.
    Fax: If your submissions, including attachments, are not longer 
than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
1648.
    Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: 
You may submit your comments and written testimony to the OSHA Docket 
Office, Docket No. OSHA-2010-0034, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-
2625, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone 
(202) 693-2350 (OSHA's TTY number is (877) 889-5627). Deliveries (hand, 
express mail, messenger, or courier service) are accepted during the 
Department of Labor's and Docket Office's normal business hours, 8:15 
a.m. to 4:45 p.m., E.T.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the 
docket number for this rulemaking (Docket No. OSHA-2010-0034). All 
comments and written testimony, including any personal information you 
provide, are placed in the public docket without change and may be made 
available online at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA 
cautions you about submitting personal information such as Social 
Security numbers and birthdates. Because of security-related 
procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a significant delay in 
the receipt of your submissions. For information about security-related 
procedures for submitting materials by express delivery, hand delivery, 
messenger, or courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket Office. 
For additional information on submitting comments and written hearing 
testimony, see Section XV of the NPRM preamble, Public Participation 
(78 FR 56274, 56440-56442; September 12, 2013).
    Docket: To read or download comments and written testimony 
submitted in response to this Federal Register notice, go to Docket No. 
OSHA-2010-0034 at http://www.regulations.gov or to the OSHA Docket 
Office at the address above. All comments and submissions are listed in 
the http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., 
copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download 
through that Web site. All comments and submissions are available for 
inspection and, where permissible, copying at the OSHA Docket Office.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register document are available 
at http://regulations.gov. Copies also are available from the OSHA 
Office of Publications, Room N-3101, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
1888. This document, as well as news releases and other relevant 
information, is also available at OSHA's Web site at http://www.osha.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information and press 
inquiries, contact Frank Meilinger, Director, Office of Communications, 
Room N-3647, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200

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Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
1999; email meilinger.francis2@dol.gov. For technical inquiries, 
contact William Perry or David O'Connor, Directorate of Standards and 
Guidance, Room N-3718, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-1950 or fax (202) 
693-1678. For hearing inquiries, contact Frank Meilinger, Director, 
Office of Communications, Room N-3647, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
1999; email meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OSHA published a notice of proposed 
rulemaking on September 12, 2013, for occupational exposure to 
respirable crystalline silica (78 FR 56274). This notice requested 
comments and written testimony by December 11, 2013 and established the 
public hearing to commence on March 4, 2014. OSHA subsequently extended 
the deadline for submitting comments and written testimony to January 
27, 2014; and the commencement of the hearings to now begin March 18, 
2014 (78 FR 65242). OSHA is now extending the deadline for submitting 
comments and written testimony until February 11, 2014. The date for 
commencement of the hearings remains March 18.
    Authority and Signature: This document was prepared under the 
direction of 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, pursuant to sections 4, 
6, and 8 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 
653, 655, 657); section 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety 
Standards Act (the Construction Safety Act) (40 U.S.C. 333); section 41 
of the Longshore and Harbor Worker's Compensation Act (33 U.S.C. 941); 
Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912, January 25, 2012); 
and 29 CFR Part 1911.

David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2014-01728 Filed 1-24-14; 4:15 pm]
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