Power transmission standard comment period extended

OSHA's written comment period on updating the standard for the construction of electric power transmission and distribution installations has been extended to Jan. 11, 2006. The update is designed to make it consistent with the revised general industry standard. The proposed standard includes requirements relating to enclosed spaces, working near energized parts, grounding for employee protecti...
By Staff December 1, 2005

OSHA’s written comment period on updating the standard for the construction of electric power transmission and distribution installations has been extended to Jan. 11, 2006. The update is designed to make it consistent with the revised general industry standard.

The proposed standard includes requirements relating to enclosed spaces, working near energized parts, grounding for employee protection, work on underground and overhead installations, work in substations, and other special conditions and equipment unique to the transmission and distribution of electrical energy.

OSHA extended the comment period to grant interested parties more time for a thorough review and response to the proposal. Additionally, the informal hearing will now be held on March 6, 2006; the extension reopens the period for interested parties to file notices of intent to appear at that hearing.

People wishing to comment should submit written comments, postmarked no later than Jan. 11, 2006, to: OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. S-215, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Room N-2625, Washington, D.C. 20210. Comments may also be faxed to (202) 693-1648, or submitted online via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov , or OSHA’s Web site at http://dockets.osha.gov .