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    Federal agencies | Regulation

    Latest OSHA agenda delays proposed rules on I2P2, combustible dust

    November 27, 2013

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    Washington – The notice of proposed rulemaking for OSHA’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program Standard has been delayed nine months, according to the agency’s fall semiannual regulatory agenda, published Nov. 26.

    The spring agenda had listed a January 2014 publication date for the proposed rule, which OSHA administrator David Michaels has called his No. 1 priority. The fall agenda now lists a publication date of September.

    Rulemaking steps for other standards in development were similarly delayed:

    • Initiation of a Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act panel for combustible dust, originally scheduled for November of this year, has been pushed to April 2014.
    • An NPRM on occupational exposure to beryllium is now scheduled for publication in April, a six-month delay from the date listed on the previous agenda.
    • A final standard addressing slip, trip and fall hazards, originally expected in November, is now expected in June.