September 5, 2001



TITLE 8: DIVISION 1, CHAPTER 3.2, SUBCHAPTER 2, ARTICLE 6, Sections 344.5 through 344.17, of the California Code of Regulations

Pursuant to Government Code section 11346.8(c), the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (the Division) gives notice of the opportunity to submit written comments on the above-described proposed regulations.

On May 17, 2001, the Division initiated a Third 15-day comment period in which the public was given an opportunity to provide written comments on proposed modifications to the above-referenced regulations.

The Division is now proposing further modifications to the above-referenced regulations.

Attached is a copy of the proposed regulatory text, showing the history of modifications to the text since it was released for public consideration during the Reinitiated Second 15-day Comment Period. Currently-proposed deletions to the text considered during the Third 15-day comment period are indicated by double strikeouts, and currently-proposed additions are indicated by double underlines. Single strikeouts and single underlines indicate changes considered during the Third Comment Period to the text presented for comment during the Reinitiated Second Comment Period.

Also attached for your reference is a copy of the regulations showing the originally proposed regulatory text with the history of changes up through the Reinitiated Second 15-Day Comment Period.

Written comments on the proposed modifications must be received by the Division at its office not later than 5:00 p.m. on September 20, 2001.

The Division's rulemaking file on the proposed action is open to public inspection Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Division's Headquarters, which is located at the address shown below. Inquiries concerning the Proposed Regulations may be addressed to the following agency contact person:

Christopher P. Grossgart, Staff Counsel

Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Occupational Safety and Health, Legal Unit
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone (415) 703-5080
Fax (415) 703-5114