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OSHA Grants Extension for Public Comments on Crane and Derricks

November 26, 2008
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has granted a 45-day extension for the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Notice for Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which was published on October 9, 2008.  The original deadline for public comment was December 8, 2008.  OSHA has extended the deadline for public comments to Thursday, January 22, 2009. AGC of America had submitted a 60-day extension request for the Cranes and Derricks in Construction NPRM on November 6, 2008.  Many AGC members also requested a 60-day extension for the rule. OSHA requests over 100 requests for public comment in the proposal, which AGC must research and consider.  To provide informed and well formulated comments, AGC requested additional time beyond the December 8, 2008 deadline, as the NPRM is over 200 pages of regulatory text, not including additional sources provided by OSHA to the Negotiated Rulemaking Crane and Derrick Advisory Committee members, additional resources and materials reference in the proposal. For more information on the history of the Crane and Derricks in Construction propsal, and the complete NPRM of Cranes and Derricks, please visit Crane and Derricks in Construction and please visit AGC’s resources for crane safety.  If you have any questions or comments, please email Michele Myers or call at (703) 837-5410.
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