Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
On August 11, 2009, OSHA published a direct-final rule to update the incorporated references in its Acetylene Standard for general industry at 29 CFR 1910.102 (74 FR 40442). OSHA also published a companion proposed rule along with the direct-final rule (74 FR 40450). 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 September 10, 2009. OSHA received eight comments on the direct-final rule by that date, which it determined were not significant adverse comments. OSHA subsequently published a notice announcing this determination and confirming the effective date of the direct-final rule as November 9, 2009 (74 FR 57883). Accordingly, OSHA is not proceeding with the proposed rule and is withdrawing it from the rulemaking process.
Acetylene, General industry, Occupational safety and health, Safety.
David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, directed 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 5-2007 (72 FR 31160), and 29 CFR part 1911.