Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection, 68684-68685 [2012-27792]

Download as PDF 68684 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 222 / Friday, November 16, 2012 / Rules and Regulations a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the U.S. Code. Subtitle 1, Section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it amends controlled airspace at Forest City Municipal Airport, Forest City, IA. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (Air). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: emcdonald on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR Part 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9W, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 2012, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface. * * * * * ACE IA E5 Forest City, IA [Amended] Forest City Municipal Airport, IA (Lat. 43°14′05″ N., long. 93°37′27″ W.) Forest City NDB (Lat. 43°14′09″ N., long. 93°37′15″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.9-mile radius of Forest City Municipal Airport, and within 4 miles each side of the 347° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.9-mile radius to 10.6 miles north of the airport, and within 2.6 miles each side of the 162° bearing from the Forest City NDB extending from the 6.9-mile radius to 7.4 miles southeast of the airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on October 25, 2012. David P. Medina, Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 311a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR Part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. 15:39 Nov 15, 2012 [Amended] [FR Doc. 2012–27836 Filed 11–15–12; 8:45 am] Environmental Review VerDate Mar<15>2010 § 71.1 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, 1917, 1918, and 1926 [Docket No. OSHA–2011–0184] RIN 1218–AC65 Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Final rule; confirmation of effective date. AGENCY: OSHA is confirming the effective date of its direct final rule that revises the Head Protection standards for general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, longshoring, and construction by updating the reference to a standard published by a standards-developing organization, the American National Standards Institute. In the June 22, 2012, direct final rule, OSHA stated that it would withdraw the companion SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 proposed rule and confirm the effective date of the direct final rule if the Agency received no significant adverse comments. OSHA did not receive significant adverse comments on the direct final rule. Therefore, OSHA is confirming that the direct final rule became effective on September 20, 2012. DATES: The direct final rule published on June 22, 2012 (77 FR 37587), was effective on September 20, 2012. For the purposes of judicial review, OSHA considers November 16, 2012, as the date of issuance. ADDRESSES: In compliance with 28 U.S.C. 2112(a), OSHA designates the Associate Solicitor of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health as the recipient of petitions for review of the final standard. Contact Joseph M. Woodward, Associate Solicitor, at the Office of the Solicitor, Room S–4004, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–5445. 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, also is available at OSHA’s Web page at http://www.osha.gov. Confirmation of the effective date: On June 22, 2012, OSHA published a direct final rule (DFR) in the Federal Register that revised 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 by updating a reference to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) head protection standard (see 77 FR 37587). In the DFR, OSHA deleted a reference to ANSI Z89.1–1986, and replaced it with a reference to ANSI Z89.1–2009. In addition, in the DFR, OSHA deleted references to ANSI Z89.1–1969 and ANSI Z89.2–1971 in its construction standard at 29 CFR 1926.100, and replaced them with the same three references specified in the E:\FR\FM\16NOR1.SGM 16NOR1 68685 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 222 / Friday, November 16, 2012 / Rules and Regulations general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, and longshoring headprotection standards. In that Federal Register document, OSHA also stated that it would confirm the effective date of the DFR if the Agency received no significant adverse comments. OSHA received two comments on the DFR, neither of which were significant adverse comments (see Document IDs OSHA–2011–0184–0003 and –0004). To the contrary, both comments supported the DFR. List of Subjects in 29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, 1917, 1918, and 1926 Head protection, Incorporation by reference, 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 final rule. OSHA is issuing this final rule 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. 2012–27792 Filed 11–15–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION 29 CFR Part 4022 Benefits Payable in Terminated SingleEmployer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Paying Benefits Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This final rule amends the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s regulation on Benefits Payable in SUMMARY: Rate set For plans with a valuation date emcdonald on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES On or after * 230 Immediate annuity rate (percent) Before * 12–1–12 * 1–1–13 0.75 1 Appendix B to PBGC’s regulation on Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans (29 CFR part 4044) prescribes interest assumptions for valuing VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Nov 15, 2012 Terminated Single-Employer Plans to prescribe interest assumptions under the regulation for valuation dates in December 2012. The interest assumptions are used for paying benefits under terminating singleemployer plans covered by the pension insurance system administered by PBGC. DATES: Effective December 1, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine B. Klion (Klion.Catherine@pbgc.gov), Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005, 202–326–4024. (TTY/TDD users may call the Federal relay service tollfree at 1–800–877–8339 and ask to be connected to 202–326–4024.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PBGC’s regulation on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans (29 CFR part 4022) prescribes actuarial assumptions—including interest assumptions—for paying plan benefits under terminating single-employer plans covered by title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. The interest assumptions in the regulation are also published on PBGC’s Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov). PBGC uses the interest assumptions in Appendix B to Part 4022 to determine whether a benefit is payable as a lump sum and to determine the amount to pay. Appendix C to Part 4022 contains interest assumptions for private-sector pension practitioners to refer to if they wish to use lump-sum interest rates determined using PBGC’s historical methodology. Currently, the rates in Appendices B and C of the benefit payment regulation are the same. The interest assumptions are intended to reflect current conditions in the financial and annuity markets. Assumptions under the benefit payments regulation are updated monthly. This final rule updates the benefit payments interest assumptions for December 2012.1 The December 2012 interest assumptions under the benefit payments regulation will be 0.75 percent for the period during which a benefit is in pay Jkt 229001 Frm 00007 List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 4022 Employee benefit plans, Pension insurance, Pensions, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. In consideration of the foregoing, 29 CFR part 4022 is amended as follows: PART 4022—BENEFITS PAYABLE IN TERMINATED SINGLE–EMPLOYER PLANS 1. The authority citation for part 4022 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 29 U.S.C. 1302, 1322, 1322b, 1341(c)(3)(D), and 1344. 2. In appendix B to part 4022, Rate Set 230, as set forth below, is added to the table. ■ Appendix B to Part 4022—Lump Sum Interest Rates For PBGC Payments * * * * * Deferred annuities (percent) i1 i2 * 4.00 i3 4.00 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 n1 * benefits under terminating covered single-employer plans for purposes of allocation of assets under PO 00000 status and 4.00 percent during any years preceding the benefit’s placement in pay status. In comparison with the interest assumptions in effect for November 2012, these interest assumptions are unchanged. PBGC has determined that notice and public comment on this amendment are impracticable and contrary to the public interest. This finding is based on the need to determine and issue new interest assumptions promptly so that the assumptions can reflect current market conditions as accurately as possible. Because of the need to provide immediate guidance for the payment of benefits under plans with valuation dates during December 2012, PBGC finds that good cause exists for making the assumptions set forth in this amendment effective less than 30 days after publication. PBGC has determined that this action is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under the criteria set forth in Executive Order 12866. Because no general notice of proposed rulemaking is required for this amendment, the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 does not apply. See 5 U.S.C. 601(2). * 4.00 n2 * 7 8 ERISA section 4044. Those assumptions are updated quarterly. E:\FR\FM\16NOR1.SGM 16NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-27792]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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

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


Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; 
Head Protection

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

ACTION: Final rule; confirmation of effective date.

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SUMMARY: OSHA is confirming the effective date of its direct final rule 
that revises the Head Protection standards for general industry, 
shipyard employment, marine terminals, longshoring, and construction by 
updating the reference to a standard published by a standards-
developing organization, the American National Standards Institute. In 
the June 22, 2012, direct final rule, OSHA stated that it would 
withdraw the companion proposed rule and confirm the effective date of 
the direct final rule if the Agency received no significant adverse 
comments. OSHA did not receive significant adverse comments on the 
direct final rule. Therefore, OSHA is confirming that the direct final 
rule became effective on September 20, 2012.

DATES: The direct final rule published on June 22, 2012 (77 FR 37587), 
was effective on September 20, 2012. For the purposes of judicial 
review, OSHA considers November 16, 2012, as the date of issuance.

ADDRESSES: In compliance with 28 U.S.C. 2112(a), OSHA designates the 
Associate Solicitor of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health as the 
recipient of petitions for review of the final standard. Contact Joseph 
M. Woodward, Associate Solicitor, at the Office of the Solicitor, Room 
S-4004, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-5445.

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, also is available at OSHA's Web page at http://www.osha.gov.
    Confirmation of the effective date: On June 22, 2012, OSHA 
published a direct final rule (DFR) in the Federal Register that 
revised 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 by updating a reference to the American National Standards 
Institute (ANSI) head protection standard (see 77 FR 37587). In the 
DFR, OSHA deleted a reference to ANSI Z89.1-1986, and replaced it with 
a reference to ANSI Z89.1-2009. In addition, in the DFR, OSHA deleted 
references to ANSI Z89.1-1969 and ANSI Z89.2-1971 in its construction 
standard at 29 CFR 1926.100, and replaced them with the same three 
references specified in the

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general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, and 
longshoring head-protection standards.
    In that Federal Register document, OSHA also stated that it would 
confirm the effective date of the DFR if the Agency received no 
significant adverse comments. OSHA received two comments on the DFR, 
neither of which were significant adverse comments (see Document IDs 
OSHA-2011-0184-0003 and -0004). To the contrary, both comments 
supported the DFR.

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

    Head protection, Incorporation by reference, 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 final rule. OSHA is issuing this final rule 
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. 2012-27792 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]
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