Combustible Dust, 10739-10740 [2010-4916]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 9, 2010 / Proposed Rules meeting on the proposed rule on March 9, 2010 have an opportunity to incorporate into their comments their views on relevant information presented at the meeting. Authority and Signature This document was prepared under the direction of David Michaels, PhD, MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. It is issued under the authority of Sections 8 and 24 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 657, 673), 5 U.S.C. 553, and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 5–2007 (72 FR 31160). Signed at Washington, DC, this 4th of March 2010. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2010–4988 Filed 3–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR Part 1910 RIN 1218–AC41 Combustible Dust AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of stakeholder meetings. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: OSHA invites interested parties to participate in informal stakeholder meetings on the workplace hazards of combustible dust. OSHA plans to use the information gathered at these meetings in developing a proposed standard for combustible dust. DATES: Dates and locations for the stakeholder meetings are: • April 21, 2010, at 9 a.m., in Chicago, IL. • April 21, 2010, at 1:30 p.m., in Chicago, IL. Deadline for confirmed registration at the meetings is April 7, 2010. ADDRESSES: Registration Submit your notice of intent to participate in one of the stakeholder meetings by one of the following: • Electronic. Register at https:// www2.ergweb.com/projects/ conferences/osha/register-oshastakeholder.htm (follow the instructions online). • Facsimile. Fax your request to: (781) 674–2906, and label it ‘‘Attention: OSHA Combustible Dust Stakeholder Meeting Registration.’’ VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:08 Mar 08, 2010 Jkt 220001 • Regular mail, express delivery, hand (courier) delivery, and messenger service. Send your request to: ERG, Inc., 110 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02421; Attention: OSHA Combustible Dust Stakeholder Meeting Registration. Meetings The April 21, 2010, meetings will be held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel and Conference Center, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, IL, 60018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding this notice is available from the following sources: • Press inquiries. Contact Jennifer Ashley, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, Room N–3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–1999. • General and technical information. Contact Mat Chibbaro, P.E., Fire Protection Engineer, Office of Safety Systems, OSHA Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Room N–3609, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–2255. • Copies of this Federal Register notice. Electronic copies are available at http://www.regulations.gov. This Federal Register notice, as well as news releases and other relevant information, also are available on the OSHA Web page at http://www.osha.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The hazards of combustible dust encompass a wide array of materials, industries, and processes. Any combustible material can burn rapidly when in a finely divided form. Materials that may form combustible dust include, but are not limited to, wood, coal, plastics, biosolids, candy, sugar, spice, starch, flour, feed, grain, fertilizer, tobacco, paper, soap, rubber, drugs, dried blood, dyes, certain textiles, and metals (such as aluminum and magnesium). Industries that may have combustible dust hazards include, among others: animal food manufacturing, grain handling, food manufacturing, wood product manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, textile manufacturing, furniture manufacturing, metal processing, fabricated metal products and machinery manufacturing, pesticide manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, tire manufacturing, production of rubber and plastics, plastics and rubber products PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 10739 manufacturing, recycling, wastewater treatment, and coal handling. OSHA is developing a standard that will comprehensively address the fire and explosion hazards of combustible dust. The Agency issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) that requested comments, including data and other information, on issues related to the hazards of combustible dust in the workplace. OSHA plans to use the information received in response to the ANPR and at the stakeholder meetings in developing a proposed standard for combustible dust. (74 FR 54334, Oct. 21, 2009) II. Stakeholder Meetings OSHA conducted two stakeholder meetings in Washington, DC, on December 14, 2009, and two stakeholder meetings in Atlanta, GA, on February 17, 2010. This notice announces two additional stakeholder meetings. The stakeholder meetings will be conducted as a group discussion on views, concerns, and issues surrounding the hazards of combustible dust. To facilitate as much group interaction as possible, formal presentations will not be permitted. The stakeholder meeting discussion will center on major issues such as: • Scope. • Organization of a prospective standard. • The role of consensus standards. • Economic impacts. • Additional topics as time permits. III. Public Participation Approximately 25 participants will be accommodated in each meeting, and three hours will be allotted for each meeting. Members of the general public may observe, but not participate in, the meetings as space permits. OSHA staff will be present to take part in the discussions. Logistics for the meetings are being managed by Eastern Research Group (ERG), which will provide a facilitator and compile notes summarizing the discussion; these notes will not identify individual speakers. ERG also will make an audio recording of each session to ensure that the summary notes are accurate; these recordings will not be transcribed. The summary notes will be posted on the docket for the Combustible Dust ANPR, Docket ID: OSHA2009–0023, available at the Web site http:// www.regulations.gov. The meetings are as follows: • April 21, 2010, at 9 a.m., at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel and Conference Center, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, IL, 60018 E:\FR\FM\09MRP1.SGM 09MRP1 10740 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 9, 2010 / Proposed Rules mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PROPOSALS • April 21, 2010, at 1:30 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel and Conference Center, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, IL, 60018 To participate in one of the April 21, 2010 stakeholder meetings, or be a nonparticipating observer, you may submit notice of intent electronically, by facsimile, or by hard copy. OSHA intends to give preference to organizations that have not participated in previous stakeholder meetings, in order to encourage as wide a range of viewpoints as possible. OSHA will confirm participants as necessary to ensure a fair representation of interests and to facilitate gathering diverse viewpoints. To receive a confirmation of your participation 1 week before the meeting, register by the date listed in the DATES section of this notice. However, registration will remain open until the meetings are full. Additional nonparticipating observers that do not register for the meeting will be accommodated as space permits. See the ADDRESSES section of this notice for the registration Web site, facsimile number, and address. To register electronically, follow the instructions provided on the Web site. To register by mail or facsimile, please indicate the following: • Name, address, phone, fax, and email. • First and second preferences of meeting time. • Organization for which you work. • Organization you represent (if different). • Stakeholder category: Government, industry, standards-developing organization, research or testing agency, union, trade association, insurance, fire protection equipment manufacturer, consultant, or other (if other, please specify). • Industry sector (if applicable): metals, wood products, grain or wet corn milling, food (including sugar), pharmaceutical or chemical manufacturing, paper products, rubber or plastics, coal, or other (if other, please specify). Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice, as well as news releases and other relevant documents, are available on the OSHA Web page at: http://www.osha.gov. Authority and Signature This document was prepared under the direction of David Michaels, PhD MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, pursuant to sections 4, 6, and 8 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657), 29 CFR part 1911, and Secretary’s Order 5–2007 (72 FR 31160). VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:08 Mar 08, 2010 Jkt 220001 Signed at Washington, DC, on March 2, 2010. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2010–4916 Filed 3–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 575 [Docket No. NHTSA–2010–0025] RIN 2127–AK51 New Car Assessment Program (NCAP); Safety Labeling AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). SUMMARY: Since September 2007, new passenger vehicles have been required to be labeled with safety rating information published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) under its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). This information is required to be part of the Monroney (automobile price sticker) label. In July 2008, NHTSA announced a decision to enhance the NCAP ratings program. In this document, the agency is proposing to upgrade its regulation on vehicle labeling of safety rating information to reflect the enhanced NCAP ratings program. NHTSA is proposing, among other things, to include a new overall vehicle score on the Monroney label. DATES: Comments should be submitted early enough to ensure that they are received no later than April 8, 2010. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to the docket number above and be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Please note, if you are submitting comments electronically as a PDF (Adobe) file, we ask that the documents submitted be scanned using an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) process, thus allowing the agency to search and copy certain portions of your submissions. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the Public Participation heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received into any of NHTSA’s dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comments (or signing the comments, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477– 78) or you may visit http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For non-legal issues, you may contact Ms. Jennifer N. Dang, Office of Crashworthiness Standards (Telephone: 202–493–0598). For legal issues, you may contact Ms. Dorothy Nakama, Office of the Chief Counsel (Telephone: 202–366–2992). You may send mail to both of these officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building, Washington, DC 20590–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background on the Monroney Label Most new vehicle buyers are probably familiar with the label affixed to the side window showing the price of the vehicle and the options installed on that vehicle. This label is required by Federal law. The Automobile Information Disclosure Act (15 U.S.C. 1231–1233) was enacted into law in 1958, and is also called the ‘‘Monroney Act,’’ after its sponsor, Senator Monroney of Oklahoma. The Monroney Act requires all new light vehicles to have a window sticker affixed that shows, among other things: • Vehicle make. • Vehicle model. • Vehicle identification number. • The final assembly point. • The name and location of the dealer to whom the vehicle is to be delivered. • The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of the base vehicle. E:\FR\FM\09MRP1.SGM 09MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 9, 2010)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 10739-10740]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-4916]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1910

RIN 1218-AC41


Combustible Dust

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

ACTION: Notice of stakeholder meetings.

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SUMMARY: OSHA invites interested parties to participate in informal 
stakeholder meetings on the workplace hazards of combustible dust. OSHA 
plans to use the information gathered at these meetings in developing a 
proposed standard for combustible dust.

DATES: Dates and locations for the stakeholder meetings are:
     April 21, 2010, at 9 a.m., in Chicago, IL.
     April 21, 2010, at 1:30 p.m., in Chicago, IL.

Deadline for confirmed registration at the meetings is April 7, 2010.

ADDRESSES:

Registration

    Submit your notice of intent to participate in one of the 
stakeholder meetings by one of the following:
     Electronic. Register at https://www2.ergweb.com/projects/conferences/osha/register-osha-stakeholder.htm (follow the instructions 
online).
     Facsimile. Fax your request to: (781) 674-2906, and label 
it ``Attention: OSHA Combustible Dust Stakeholder Meeting 
Registration.''
     Regular mail, express delivery, hand (courier) delivery, 
and messenger service.

Send your request to: ERG, Inc., 110 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA, 
02421; Attention: OSHA Combustible Dust Stakeholder Meeting 
Registration.

Meetings

    The April 21, 2010, meetings will be held at the Crowne Plaza 
Chicago O'Hare Hotel and Conference Center, 5440 North River Road, 
Rosemont, IL, 60018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding this notice is 
available from the following sources:
     Press inquiries. Contact Jennifer Ashley, Director, OSHA 
Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-
1999.
     General and technical information. Contact Mat Chibbaro, 
P.E., Fire Protection Engineer, Office of Safety Systems, OSHA 
Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Room N-3609, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: 
(202) 693-2255.
     Copies of this Federal Register notice. Electronic copies 
are available at http://www.regulations.gov. This Federal Register 
notice, as well as news releases and other relevant information, also 
are available on the OSHA Web page at http://www.osha.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The hazards of combustible dust encompass a wide array of 
materials, industries, and processes. Any combustible material can burn 
rapidly when in a finely divided form. Materials that may form 
combustible dust include, but are not limited to, wood, coal, plastics, 
biosolids, candy, sugar, spice, starch, flour, feed, grain, fertilizer, 
tobacco, paper, soap, rubber, drugs, dried blood, dyes, certain 
textiles, and metals (such as aluminum and magnesium). Industries that 
may have combustible dust hazards include, among others: animal food 
manufacturing, grain handling, food manufacturing, wood product 
manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, textile manufacturing, furniture 
manufacturing, metal processing, fabricated metal products and 
machinery manufacturing, pesticide manufacturing, pharmaceutical 
manufacturing, tire manufacturing, production of rubber and plastics, 
plastics and rubber products manufacturing, recycling, wastewater 
treatment, and coal handling.
    OSHA is developing a standard that will comprehensively address the 
fire and explosion hazards of combustible dust. The Agency issued an 
Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) that requested comments, 
including data and other information, on issues related to the hazards 
of combustible dust in the workplace. OSHA plans to use the information 
received in response to the ANPR and at the stakeholder meetings in 
developing a proposed standard for combustible dust. (74 FR 54334, Oct. 
21, 2009)

II. Stakeholder Meetings

    OSHA conducted two stakeholder meetings in Washington, DC, on 
December 14, 2009, and two stakeholder meetings in Atlanta, GA, on 
February 17, 2010. This notice announces two additional stakeholder 
meetings. The stakeholder meetings will be conducted as a group 
discussion on views, concerns, and issues surrounding the hazards of 
combustible dust. To facilitate as much group interaction as possible, 
formal presentations will not be permitted. The stakeholder meeting 
discussion will center on major issues such as:
     Scope.
     Organization of a prospective standard.
     The role of consensus standards.
     Economic impacts.
     Additional topics as time permits.

III. Public Participation

    Approximately 25 participants will be accommodated in each meeting, 
and three hours will be allotted for each meeting. Members of the 
general public may observe, but not participate in, the meetings as 
space permits. OSHA staff will be present to take part in the 
discussions. Logistics for the meetings are being managed by Eastern 
Research Group (ERG), which will provide a facilitator and compile 
notes summarizing the discussion; these notes will not identify 
individual speakers. ERG also will make an audio recording of each 
session to ensure that the summary notes are accurate; these recordings 
will not be transcribed. The summary notes will be posted on the docket 
for the Combustible Dust ANPR, Docket ID: OSHA2009-0023, available at 
the Web site http://www.regulations.gov.
    The meetings are as follows:
     April 21, 2010, at 9 a.m., at the Crowne Plaza Chicago 
O'Hare Hotel and Conference Center, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, 
IL, 60018

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     April 21, 2010, at 1:30 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza Chicago 
O'Hare Hotel and Conference Center, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, 
IL, 60018
    To participate in one of the April 21, 2010 stakeholder meetings, 
or be a nonparticipating observer, you may submit notice of intent 
electronically, by facsimile, or by hard copy. OSHA intends to give 
preference to organizations that have not participated in previous 
stakeholder meetings, in order to encourage as wide a range of 
viewpoints as possible. OSHA will confirm participants as necessary to 
ensure a fair representation of interests and to facilitate gathering 
diverse viewpoints. To receive a confirmation of your participation 1 
week before the meeting, register by the date listed in the DATES 
section of this notice. However, registration will remain open until 
the meetings are full. Additional nonparticipating observers that do 
not register for the meeting will be accommodated as space permits. See 
the ADDRESSES section of this notice for the registration Web site, 
facsimile number, and address. To register electronically, follow the 
instructions provided on the Web site. To register by mail or 
facsimile, please indicate the following:
     Name, address, phone, fax, and e-mail.
     First and second preferences of meeting time.
     Organization for which you work.
     Organization you represent (if different).
     Stakeholder category: Government, industry, standards-
developing organization, research or testing agency, union, trade 
association, insurance, fire protection equipment manufacturer, 
consultant, or other (if other, please specify).
     Industry sector (if applicable): metals, wood products, 
grain or wet corn milling, food (including sugar), pharmaceutical or 
chemical manufacturing, paper products, rubber or plastics, coal, or 
other (if other, please specify).
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice, as well as news 
releases and other relevant documents, are available on the OSHA Web 
page at: http://www.osha.gov.

Authority and Signature

    This document was prepared under the direction of David Michaels, 
PhD MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and 
Health, U.S. Department of Labor, pursuant to sections 4, 6, and 8 of 
the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 
657), 29 CFR part 1911, and Secretary's Order 5-2007 (72 FR 31160).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on March 2, 2010.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2010-4916 Filed 3-8-10; 8:45 am]
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