Proposed rule; withdrawal.
With this document, OSHA is withdrawing the proposed rule that accompanied its direct-final rule revising the Acetylene Standard for general industry.
Effective March 8, 2012, the proposed rule published December 5, 2011 (76 FR 75840), is withdrawn.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
General information and press inquiries: Contact 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: Contact 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.
Copies of this
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, is also available at OSHA's Web page at http://www.osha.gov.
On December 5, 2011, OSHA published a direct-final rule to update the incorporated references in its Acetylene Standard for general industry at 29 CFR 1910.102 (76 FR 75782). OSHA also published a companion proposed rule along with the direct-final rule (76 FR 75840). In the direct-final rule, OSHA stated that it would withdraw the companion proposed rule and confirm the effective date of the direct-final rule if it received no significant adverse comments on the direct-final rule by January 4, 2012. OSHA received one comment on the direct-final rule by that date, which it determined was not a significant adverse comment. OSHA is publishing a notice announcing this determination and confirming the effective date of the direct-final rule as March 5, 2012. Accordingly, OSHA is not proceeding with the proposed rule, and is withdrawing it from the rulemaking process.
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 document. OSHA is issuing this document pursuant to Sections 4, 6, and 8 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (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 March 2, 2012.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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