OSHRC Seeking Comments for Revisions to its Rules of Procedure
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For Immediate Release (18-3) Press Release
September 26, 2018 202-606-5723
OSHRC EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD IN ADVANCE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
By publication in today’s Federal Register, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission is extending the comment period in its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to November 16, 2018 ( ).
In the ANPRM, published in the Federal Register on September 7, 2018 ( OSHRC’s procedural rules were last revised in 2005. Recent developments in technology, including the implementation of the agency’s e-filing system, as well as lessons learned from the evolution of practice before the Commission, warrant a comprehensive review of our procedural rules. ), the Commission announced that it is seeking comments for revisions to its Rules of Procedure.
While all rules are open for comment, the Commission is particularly interested in hearing, especially from practitioners, about specific procedural areas including, but not limited to, whether rules regarding computation of time should be simplified, e-filing should be mandatory, the requirement for agency approval of settlements should be narrowed or eliminated, and the definition of “affected employee” should be broadened.