Federal Registers - Table of Contents
• Publication Date: 09/15/1997
• Publication Type: Final Rules
• Fed Register #: 62:48175-48176
• Standard Number: 1910; 1911
• Title: Methylene Chloride; Amendment; Extension of Start-Up Date.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1910

RIN 1218-AA95

Methylene Chloride; Amendment; Extension of Start-Up Date

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor.

ACTION: Final Rule; amendment; extension of start-up date for compliance.


SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is extending the start-up date for most provisions of the methylene chloride by 30 days to November 6, 1997 for larger employers. Employers with fewer than 20 employees and foam manufacturers with 20 to 99 employees have substantially later start-up dates which are not changed.

DATES: The effective date of this amendment is September 15, 1997.

Compliance: The start-up date for all provisions of the methylene chloride standard except initial monitoring and engineering controls for employers specified in 1910.1052(n)(2)(iii)(c) is extended to November 6, 1997 (210 days after the effective date of the standard).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bonnie Freeman, Director, OSHA Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N3647, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 219-8151.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OSHA published a new methylene chloride standard January 10, 1997 (62 FR 1494). That standard included extended start-up dates for its various provisions depending on the size of the employer. The three categories of employers were employers with fewer than 20 employees, foam manufacturers with 20-99 employees and "all other employers."

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