Friday, October 25, 2013

OSHA Extends Silica Comment Period

OSHA is adding 47 days to the public comment period for the agency's proposed crystalline silica rulemaking. Originally set to end Dec. 11, 2013, the comment period will now end Jan. 27, 2014.
OSHA is also extending the deadline to submit notices of intention to appear at its informal public hearings from Nov. 12, 2013, to Dec. 12, 2013. The agency says public hearings will begin March 18, 2014.

Find additional information on the proposed rule, including five fact sheets and procedures for submitting written comments and participating in public hearings, is available here. Members of the public may comment on the proposal here.