OSHA to Hold Public Hearing on Cranes and Derricks Rule

OSHA yesterday announced that it will hold an informal public hearing to receive testimony and documentary evidence on the proposed rule for Cranes and Derricks in Construction (29 CFR part 1926, subpart CC) which published on Oct. 9, 2008. The hearing will be held in Washington, D.C., beginning March 17, 2009, at 10 a.m., and continue for additional days if necessary.

Parties who intend to present testimony at the hearing must notify OSHA in writing of their intention to do so no later than Feb. 13. Parties who are requesting more than 10 minutes to present their testimony, or who will be submitting documentary evidence at the hearing, must provide the agency with copies of their full testimony and all documentary evidence they plan to present by March 3, 2009.

Notices of intention to appear at the hearing, hearing testimony, and documentary evidence can be submitted at the federal eRulemaking portal at www.regulations.gov. Submissions of 10 pages or less can be submitted by fax to (202) 693-1648.

For more details on the hearing, visit the Federal Register.