OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS BOARD
1998 NOTICE OF SUNSET REVIEW PUBLIC MEETINGS

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Labor Code Section 142.2 that the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Board) will make time available to receive comments or proposals from interested persons at its monthly Public Meetings.

Also as part of the Public Meeting, the Board in an ongoing effort to perform a "Sunset Review" of Title 8 regulations in accordance with Executive Order No. W-144-97, will continue to accept comments on specific groups for safety orders over a six month period. The specific groups of safety orders scheduled for comment every month will be noticed in the Board's monthly Notice of Proposed Action.

DATE & LOCATION SAFETY ORDERS UNDER REVIEW
July 16/Thurs.
10:00 a.m.
State Building
1350 Front Street
Auditorium (Room B-109)
San Diego
Unfired Pressure Vessel Safety Orders
Boiler and Fired Pressure Vessel Safety Orders
Compressed Air Safety Orders

August 20/Thurs.
10:00 a.m.
State Resources Building
1416 Ninth Street
Auditorium
Sacramento
Construction Safety Orders

September 17/Thurs.
10:00 a.m.
State Building
107 South Broadway
Auditorium (Room 1138)
Los Angeles
Electrical Safety Orders
Elevator Safety Orders
Passenger Tramway Safety Orders

October 15/Thurs.
10:00 a.m.
Caltrans State Building
111 Grand Avenue
Auditorium
Oakland
General Industry Safety Orders

November 19/Thurs.
10:00 a.m.
State Building
1350 Front Street
Auditorium (Room B-109)
San Diego
Logging and Sawmill Safety Orders
Petroleum Safety Orders - Drilling and Production
Petroleum Safety Orders - Refining, Transportation and Handling

December 17/Thurs.
10:00 a.m.
State Resources Building
1416 Ninth Street
Auditorium
Sacramento
Mining Safety Orders
Ship Building, Ship Repairing and Ship Breaking Safety Orders
Tunnel Safety Orders
Telecommunication Safety Orders

Pursuant to the requirements of the Executive Order, the Board is specifically interested in seeking oral or written comments in the following areas:
  1. Are the regulations currently necessary, cost effective, and therefore be retained, modified or repealed;
  2. What are the current fiscal and economic impacts from the regulations;
  3. Do the regulations conflict or overlap with federal or local requirements; and
  4. Are there less intrusive and more cost effective alternatives to the regulations.
Please note that the objective of this review is not to reduce occupational safety and health in the workplace. Rather, the objective is to review current regulations for necessity, cost effectiveness or needed changes.

Your participation in the Sunset Review of Title 8 regulations and the Public Meeting process is both welcome and appreciated. In the interest of planning, the Board is requesting that persons wishing to address the Board regarding the above-referenced safety orders, contact the Board Secretary, DeDe Lind, at (916) 322-3640 prior to the hearing. In addition, any written comments should also be submitted to Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, 1300 I Street, Suite 920, Sacramento, CA 95814 prior to the hearing. This will afford staff and the Board Members an opportunity to review the material prior to the Public Meeting and formulate questions, if necessary.

If you have any specific questions regarding this matter, please contact John D. MacLeod, Executive Officer at (916) 322-3640.


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