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Occupational Safety and Health Administration


RIN: 1218-AC19

Publication ID: Fall 2010

Title: Standards Improvement Project (SIP III)

Abstract: OSHA is continuing its efforts to remove or revise duplicative, unnecessary, and inconsistent safety and health standards. This effort builds upon the success of the Standards Improvement Project (SIP) Phase I published on June 18, 1998 (63 FR 33450), and Phase II published on January 5, 2005 (70 FR 1111). The Agency believes that such changes can reduce compliance costs and reduce the paperwork burden associated with a number of its standards. The Agency will only consider such changes if they do not diminish employee protections. To initiate the project, OSHA published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on December 21, 2006, to solicit input from the public on rules that may be addressed in Phase III of SIP. The Agency plans to include both safety and health topics in Phase III. OSHA published a NPRM on July 2, 2010. The comment period closed on September 30, 2010. The next action for this rulemaking is to publish the final rule.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda

Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage

Major: No

Unfunded Mandates: No

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)

Legal Authority: 29 USC 655(b)

Legal Deadline: None




FR Cite



71 FR 76623

ANPRM Comment Period End



Analyze Record





75 FR 38646

NPRM Comment Period End



Final Action



Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism: No

Included in the Regulatory Plan: No

RIN Data Printed in the FR: No

Agency Contact:
Dorothy Dougherty
Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room N-3718,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-1950
Fax:202 693-1678