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OMB completes review of PEL proposal

Washington – A review of OSHA’s proposal on chemical management and permissible exposure limits is now complete, allowing the agency to move forward on the rulemaking process.

The Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs completed its review Sept. 29, after receiving the proposal for review April 15.

Currently in the pre-rule stage, the rulemaking would address outdated PELs, many of which have not been updated in more than 40 years. OSHA has sought input from stakeholders on the issue, and is developing a Request for Information on the most effective way to address chemical exposures.