hearings conclude, OSHA extends post-hearing comment period
Public hearings for the proposed crystalline silica rule
concluded on April 4, and OSHA thanks all stakeholders for contributing their
time, effort and expertise to the rulemaking process.
To offer participants additional time to
prepare post-hearing submissions, OSHA is extending the submission deadlines by
15 days. Participants who filed notices of intent to appear in the hearings
will be permitted to file additional information and data relevant to the
proceeding through Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Final briefs, arguments and
summations will be accepted through Friday, July 18, 2014. Post-hearing
comments and briefs can be submitted in hard copy or by visiting the federal
government’s online rulemaking portal at www.regulations.gov.