Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica; Extension of Comment Period, 4641-4642 [2014-01728]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 19 / Wednesday, January 29, 2014 / Proposed Rules tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS their accounts. In addition, the rules require that every firm engaged in this business that is fully-registered both as an FCM and as a broker-dealer establish written procedures regarding how customer security futures products are held. The rules also specify how CEA and Exchange Act recordkeeping, reporting, and certain other rules apply to security futures product transactions and accounts in which security futures products are held. Prior Commission Determination Under 5 U.S.C. 610: Pursuant to Section 605(b) of the RFA, the Chairman of the Commission certified that the rules would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This certification was attached to Proposing Release No. 44854 (Sept. 26, 2001) as Appendix A. The SEC solicited comments concerning the impact on small entities and the RFA certification, but received no comments. The rules were adopted in Release No. 34–46473 (September 9, 2002). Title: Exemption for Standardized Options From Provisions of the Securities Act of 1933 and From the Registration Requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Citation: 17 CFR 230.238, 17 CFR 240.9b–1, 17 CFR 240.12a–9, and 17 CFR 240.12h–1. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 77s, 15 U.S.C. 77z–3, 15 U.S.C. 78l(h), 15 U.S.C. 78w(a), and 15 U.S.C. 78mm. Description: The rules exempt standardized options issued by registered clearing agencies and traded on a national securities exchange from all the provisions of the Securities Act (other than the antifraud provisions) and the Exchange Act registration requirements. The rules also clarify that a security futures product is similarly exempted from the Exchange Act Section 12(g) registration requirements. Prior Commission Determination Under 5 U.S.C. 610: Pursuant to Section 605(b) of the RFA, the Chairman of the Commission certified at the proposal stage on July 25, 2002 in 5 U.S.C. 610: Release No. 33–8114 that the rule revisions would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The SEC solicited comments concerning the impact on small entities and the RFA certification, but received no comments. The rules and rule amendments were adopted in Release No. 33–8171 (December 23, 2002). Dated: January 23, 2014. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Jan 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 By the Commission. Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–01628 Filed 1–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 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 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. AGENCY: 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. SUMMARY: 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., ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 4641 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 E:\FR\FM\29JAP1.SGM 29JAP1 4642 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 19 / Wednesday, January 29, 2014 / Proposed Rules 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. 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2014–01728 Filed 1–24–14; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Jan 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION 29 CFR Parts 4041A, 4231, and 4281 RIN 1212–AB13 Multiemployer Plans; Valuation and Notice Requirements Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: PBGC is proposing to amend its multiemployer regulations to make the provision of information to PBGC and plan participants more efficient and effective and to reduce burden on plans and sponsors. The amendments would reduce the number of actuarial valuations required for certain small terminated but not insolvent plans, shorten the advance notice filing requirements for mergers in situations that do not involve a compliance determination, and remove certain insolvency notice and update requirements. The amendments are a result of PBGC’s regulatory review under Executive Order 13563 (Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review). SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted on or before March 31, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments, identified by Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) 1212–AB13, may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the Web site instructions for submitting comments. • Email: reg.comments@pbgc.gov. • Fax: 202–326–4224. • Mail or hand delivery: Regulatory Affairs Group, Office of the General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005–4026. All submissions must include the Regulation Identifier Number for this rulemaking (RIN 1212–AB13). Comments received, including personal information provided, will be posted to www.pbgc.gov. Copies of comments may also be obtained by writing to Disclosure Division, Office of the General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., Washington DC 20005–4026, or calling 202–326–4500 during normal business hours. (TTY and TDD users may call the Federal relay service tollfree at 1–800–877–8339 and ask to be connected to 202–326–4500.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine B. Klion (klion.catherine@ pbgc.gov), Assistant General Counsel for DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Regulatory Affairs, or Daniel Liebman (liebman.daniel@pbgc.gov), Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005– 4026; 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: Executive Summary—Purpose of the Regulatory Action The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is proposing to amend certain regulations governing its multiemployer program to make the provision of information to PBGC and plan participants more efficient and effective. This rule is needed to reduce burden on multiemployer plans and sponsors and to facilitate potentially beneficial plan merger transactions. The rule would reduce burden by allowing certain small terminated but not insolvent plans to provide valuations less frequently, easing reporting requirements for plan sponsors contemplating a merger transaction, and streamlining and removing certain notice requirements for insolvent plans.1 These requirements impose administrative costs and reduce plan assets that could otherwise be used to fund plan benefits. PBGC’s legal authority for this regulatory action comes from section 4002(b)(3) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), which authorizes PBGC to issue regulations to carry out the purposes of title IV of ERISA; section 4041A(f)(2), which gives PBGC authority to prescribe reporting requirements for terminated plans; section 4231(a), which gives PBGC authority to prescribe regulations setting the requirements for one or more multiemployer plans to merge; and section 4281(d), which directs PBGC to prescribe by regulation the notice requirements to plan participants and beneficiaries in the event of a benefit suspension. Executive Summary—Major Provisions of the Regulatory Action Annual Valuations When a multiemployer plan terminates, the plan must perform an annual valuation of the plan’s assets and benefits. This proposed rule would allow valuations for plans that were terminated by mass withdrawal but are not insolvent and where the value of nonforfeitable benefits is $25 million or 1 Under 29 CFR 4041A.2, ‘‘insolvent’’ means that a plan is unable to pay benefits when due during the plan year. E:\FR\FM\29JAP1.SGM 29JAP1

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[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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