Semiannual Agenda of Regulations, 1894-1895 [2017-28225]

Download as PDF 1894 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 9 / Friday, January 12, 2018 / Unified Agenda Federal Register Notice contains the regulatory flexibility agenda. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura M. Dawkins, Director, Office of Regulatory and Programmatic Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S–2312, Washington, DC 20210; (202) 693–5959. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary 20 CFR Chs. I, IV, V, VI, VII, and IX 29 CFR Subtitle A and Chs. II, IV, V, XVII, and XXV 30 CFR Ch. I Note: Information pertaining to a specific regulation can be obtained from the agency contact listed for that particular regulation. 41 CFR Ch. 60 48 CFR Ch. 29 Semiannual Agenda of Regulations AGENCY: ACTION: Executive Order 12866 requires the semiannual publication of an agenda of regulations that contains a listing of all the regulations the Department of Labor expects to have under active consideration for promulgation, proposal, or review during the coming one-year period. The entirety of the Department’s semiannual agenda is available online at www.reginfo.gov. The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602) requires DOL to publish in the Federal Register a regulatory SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Office of the Secretary, Labor. Semiannual regulatory agenda. The internet has become the means for disseminating the entirety of the Department of Labor’s semiannual regulatory agenda. However, the Regulatory Flexibility Act requires publication of a regulatory flexibility agenda in the Federal Register. This SUMMARY: flexibility agenda. The Department’s Regulatory Flexibility Agenda, published with this notice, includes only those rules on its semiannual agenda that are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities; and those rules identified for periodic review in keeping with the requirements of section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Thus, the regulatory flexibility agenda is a subset of the Department’s semiannual regulatory agenda. The Department’s Regulatory Flexibility Agenda does not include section 610 items at this time. All interested members of the public are invited and encouraged to let departmental officials know how our regulatory efforts can be improved, and are invited to participate in and comment on the review or development of the regulations listed on the Department’s agenda. R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor. OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION—FINAL RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 291 .................... Occupational Exposure to Beryllium (Reg Plan Seq No. 69) ......................................................................... 1218–AB76 References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this issue of the Federal Register. OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION—LONG-TERM ACTIONS Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 292 .................... Infectious Diseases .......................................................................................................................................... DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Final Rule Stage 291. Occupational Exposure to Beryllium sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 69 in part II of this issue of the Federal Register. RIN: 1218–AB76 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Long-Term Actions 292. Infectious Diseases E.O. 13771 Designation: Regulatory. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Jan 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 533; 29 U.S.C. 657 and 658; 29 U.S.C. 660; 29 U.S.C. 666; 29 U.S.C. 669; 29 U.S.C. 673 Abstract: Employees in health care and other high-risk environments face long-standing infectious disease hazards such as tuberculosis (TB), varicella disease (chickenpox, shingles), and measles (rubeola), as well as new and emerging infectious disease threats, such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and pandemic influenza. Health care workers and workers in related occupations, or who are exposed in other high-risk environments, are at increased risk of contracting TB, SARS, MethicillinResistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), and other infectious diseases that can be transmitted through a variety of exposure routes. OSHA is concerned about the ability of employees to continue to provide health care and other critical services without PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 1218–AC46 unreasonably jeopardizing their health. OSHA is developing a standard to ensure that employers establish a comprehensive infection control program and control measures to protect employees from infectious disease exposures to pathogens that can cause significant disease. Workplaces where such control measures might be necessary include: Health care, emergency response, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, drug treatment programs, and other occupational settings where employees can be at increased risk of exposure to potentially infectious people. A standard could also apply to laboratories, which handle materials that may be a source of pathogens, and to pathologists, coroners’ offices, medical examiners, and mortuaries. Timetable: E:\FR\FM\12JAP12.SGM 12JAP12 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 9 / Friday, January 12, 2018 / Unified Agenda Action Date sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS Request for Information (RFI). RFI Comment Period End. Analyze Comments. Stakeholder Meetings. Initiate SBREFA .. VerDate Sep<11>2014 05/06/10 FR Cite 75 FR 24835 08/04/10 76 FR 39041 06/04/14 19:12 Jan 11, 2018 Date Complete SBREFA. Jkt 244001 FR Cite 12/22/14 NPRM .................. 12/30/10 07/05/11 Action To Be Determined Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: William Perry, Director, Directorate of Standards and PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 1895 Guidance, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, FP Building, Room N– 3718, Washington, DC 20210, Phone: 202 693–1950, Fax: 202 693–1678, Email: perry.bill@dol.gov. RIN: 1218–AC46 [FR Doc. 2017–28225 Filed 1–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–HL–P E:\FR\FM\12JAP12.SGM 12JAP12

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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 9 / Friday, January 12, 2018 / 
Unified Agenda

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

20 CFR Chs. I, IV, V, VI, VII, and IX

29 CFR Subtitle A and Chs. II, IV, V, XVII, and XXV

30 CFR Ch. I

41 CFR Ch. 60

48 CFR Ch. 29


Semiannual Agenda of Regulations

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Labor.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The internet has become the means for disseminating the 
entirety of the Department of Labor's semiannual regulatory agenda. 
However, the Regulatory Flexibility Act requires publication of a 
regulatory flexibility agenda in the Federal Register. This Federal 
Register Notice contains the regulatory flexibility agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura M. Dawkins, Director, Office of 
Regulatory and Programmatic Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary 
for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 
S-2312, Washington, DC 20210; (202) 693-5959.

    Note:  Information pertaining to a specific regulation can be 
obtained from the agency contact listed for that particular 
regulation.


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 requires the 
semiannual publication of an agenda of regulations that contains a 
listing of all the regulations the Department of Labor expects to have 
under active consideration for promulgation, proposal, or review during 
the coming one-year period. The entirety of the Department's semiannual 
agenda is available online at www.reginfo.gov.
    The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602) requires DOL to 
publish in the Federal Register a regulatory flexibility agenda. The 
Department's Regulatory Flexibility Agenda, published with this notice, 
includes only those rules on its semiannual agenda that are likely to 
have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities; and those rules identified for periodic review in keeping 
with the requirements of section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. 
Thus, the regulatory flexibility agenda is a subset of the Department's 
semiannual regulatory agenda. The Department's Regulatory Flexibility 
Agenda does not include section 610 items at this time.
    All interested members of the public are invited and encouraged to 
let departmental officials know how our regulatory efforts can be 
improved, and are invited to participate in and comment on the review 
or development of the regulations listed on the Department's agenda.

R. Alexander Acosta,
Secretary of Labor.

     Occupational Safety and Health Administration--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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291.......................  Occupational Exposure to           1218-AB76
                             Beryllium (Reg Plan Seq
                             No. 69).
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
  issue of the Federal Register.


    Occupational Safety and Health Administration--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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292.......................  Infectious Diseases.......         1218-AC46
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Final Rule Stage

291. Occupational Exposure to Beryllium

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 69 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1218-AB76

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Long-Term Actions

292. Infectious Diseases

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Regulatory.
    Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 533; 29 U.S.C. 657 and 658; 29 U.S.C. 
660; 29 U.S.C. 666; 29 U.S.C. 669; 29 U.S.C. 673
    Abstract: Employees in health care and other high-risk environments 
face long-standing infectious disease hazards such as tuberculosis 
(TB), varicella disease (chickenpox, shingles), and measles (rubeola), 
as well as new and emerging infectious disease threats, such as Severe 
Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and pandemic influenza. Health care 
workers and workers in related occupations, or who are exposed in other 
high-risk environments, are at increased risk of contracting TB, SARS, 
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), and other 
infectious diseases that can be transmitted through a variety of 
exposure routes. OSHA is concerned about the ability of employees to 
continue to provide health care and other critical services without 
unreasonably jeopardizing their health. OSHA is developing a standard 
to ensure that employers establish a comprehensive infection control 
program and control measures to protect employees from infectious 
disease exposures to pathogens that can cause significant disease. 
Workplaces where such control measures might be necessary include: 
Health care, emergency response, correctional facilities, homeless 
shelters, drug treatment programs, and other occupational settings 
where employees can be at increased risk of exposure to potentially 
infectious people. A standard could also apply to laboratories, which 
handle materials that may be a source of pathogens, and to 
pathologists, coroners' offices, medical examiners, and mortuaries.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Request for Information (RFI).......   05/06/10  75 FR 24835
RFI Comment Period End..............   08/04/10
Analyze Comments....................   12/30/10
Stakeholder Meetings................   07/05/11  76 FR 39041
Initiate SBREFA.....................   06/04/14
Complete SBREFA.....................   12/22/14
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NPRM................................           To Be Determined
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: William Perry, Director, Directorate of Standards 
and Guidance, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, FP Building, Room N-3718, 
Washington, DC 20210, Phone: 202 693-1950, Fax: 202 693-1678, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1218-AC46

[FR Doc. 2017-28225 Filed 1-11-18; 8:45 am]
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