2019-07286. Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals and Slings  

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    AGENCY:

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

    ACTION:

    Final rule; technical amendments.

    SUMMARY:

    OSHA is issuing technical amendments for minor corrections to the Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals and Slings standards.

    DATES:

    Effective on April 15, 2019.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Press inquiries: Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications; telephone: (202) 693-1999; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.

    General and technical information: Lisa Long, Director, Office of Engineering Safety, OSHA Directorate of Standards and Guidance; telephone: (202) 693-2222; email: long.lisa@dol.gov.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    I. Summary and Explanation

    Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (§ 1910.1119)

    Appendix A of the Process Safety Management (PSM) standard (§ 1910.1119) contains the “List of Highly Hazardous Chemicals, Toxics and Reactives.” A typographical error was recently discovered in the Chemical Abstract Service (“CAS”) number for the chemical “Methyl Vinyl Ketone.” The published version of the standard incorrectly lists the CAS number as “79-84-4;” the correct CAS number is “78-94-4.” The error first appears in the proposed rule of the standard (55 FR 29167, July 17, 1990). It should be noted that the incorrect CAS number, “79-84-4,” is not a valid CAS number and does not represent a different chemical. The error is that the numerals eight and nine of the CAS number for methyl vinyl ketone were accidentally switched when publishing the proposed rule. That error was repeated in the final rule (57 FR 6407, Feb. 24, 1991).

    OSHA is correcting 29 CFR 1910.119 Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals to correct the CAS number for methyl vinyl ketone in Appendix A of the standard.

    Slings (§ 1910.184)

    On June 8, 2011, OSHA updated its standards regulating slings for general industry (§ 1910.184); shipyard employment (§§ 1915.112, 1915.113, and 1915.118), and construction (§ 1926.251). Modifications to these standards included removal of previous load capacity tables (§ 1910.184, tables N-184-1, N-184-3 through N-184-22; and G-1 through G-5, G-7, G-8, and G-10) and references to these tables (§ 1915.112; § 1915.113; and § 1926.251; tables H-1 and H-3 through H-19). The updated rule now requires employers to use slings with permanently affixed identification markings that depict the maximum load capacity. The final rule also provides similar protection for shackles in §§ 1915.113 and 1926.251.

    OSHA is correcting 29 CFR 1910.184 Slings to restore two figures, Figure N-184-4 and Figure N-184-5,that were inadvertently removed by amendments published on June 8, 2011 (76 FR 33590; effective July 8, 2011). Figure N-184-4 shows the basic sling configurations with vertical legs. Figure N-184-5 shows the basic sling configurations with angled legs. Both of these figures are referenced in section (b) definitions of the standard and should not have been removed.

    II. Exemption From Notice-and-Comment Procedures

    OSHA determined that this rulemaking is not subject to the procedures for public notice and comment specified in Section 4 of the Administrative Procedures Act (5 U.S.C. 553), Section 6(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655(b)), and 29 CFR 1911.5. This rulemaking only corrects a minor typographical error and the erroneous deletion of illustrative figures and does not affect or change any existing rights or obligations. No stakeholder is likely to object to these corrections. Therefore, the agency finds good cause that public notice and comment are unnecessary within the meaning of 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), 29 U.S.C. 655(b), and 29 CFR 1911.5.

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    List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 1910

    • Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals; Slings
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    Authority and Signature

    Loren Sweatt, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this document pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 653,655, and 657, Secretary's Order 1-2012 (77 FR 3912; Jan. 25, 2012), and 29 CFR part 1911.

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    Signed at Washington, DC, on April 4, 2019.

    Loren Sweatt,

    Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

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    Accordingly, OSHA is correcting 29 CFR part 1910 with the following technical amendments:

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    PART 1910—OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS

    Subpart H—Hazardous Materials

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    1. The authority citation for subpart H of part 1910 continues to read as follows:

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    Authority: Sections 4, 6, and 8 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657); Secretary of Labor's Order No. 12-71 (36 FR 8754), 8-76 (41 FR 25059), 9-83 (48 FR 35736), 1-90 (55 FR 9033), 6-96 (62 FR 111), 3-2000 (65 FR 50017), or 5-2007 (72 FR 31159), 4-2010 (75 FR 55355) or 1-2012 (77 FR 3912), as applicable; and 29 CFR part 1911.Sections 1910.103, 1910.106 through 1910.111, and 1910.119, 1910.120, and 1910.122 through 1910.126 also issued under 29 CFR part 1911.

    End Authority Section 1910.119 also issued under Section 304, Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-549), reprinted at 29 U.S.C.A. 655 Note. Section 1910.120 also issued under Section 126, Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 as amended (29 U.S.C.A. 655 Note), and 5 U.S.C. 553. Start Amendment Part

    2. In § 1910.119, revise appendix A to read as follows:

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    Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals.
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    Appendix A to § 1910.119—List of Highly Hazardous Chemicals, Toxics and Reactives (Mandatory)

    This appendix contains a listing of toxic and reactive highly hazardous chemicals Start Printed Page 15103which present a potential for a catastrophic event at or above the threshold quantity.

    Chemical nameCAS *TQ **
    Acetaldehyde75-07-02500
    Acrolein (2-Propenal)107-02-8150
    Acrylyl Chloride814-68-6250
    Allyl Chloride107-05-11000
    Allylamine107-11-91000
    AlkylaluminumsVaries5000
    Ammonia, Anhydrous7664-41-710000
    Ammonia solutions (>44% ammonia by weight)7664-41-715000
    Ammonium Perchlorate7790-98-97500
    Ammonium Permanganate7787-36-27500
    Arsine (also called Arsenic Hydride)7784-42-1100
    Bis(Chloromethyl) Ether542-88-1100
    Boron Trichloride10294-34-52500
    Boron Trifluoride7637-07-2250
    Bromine7726-95-61500
    Bromine Chloride13863-41-71500
    Bromine Pentafluoride7789-30-22500
    Bromine Trifluoride7787-71-515000
    3-Bromopropyne (also called Propargyl Bromide)106-96-7100
    Butyl Hydroperoxide (Tertiary)75-91-25000
    Butyl Perbenzoate (Tertiary)614-45-97500
    Carbonyl Chloride (see Phosgene)75-44-5100
    Carbonyl Fluoride353-50-42500
    Cellulose Nitrate (concentration >12.6% nitrogen)9004-70-02500
    Chlorine7782-50-51500
    Chlorine Dioxide10049-04-41000
    Chlorine Pentrafluoride13637-63-31000
    Chlorine Trifluoride7790-91-21000
    Chlorodiethylaluminum (also called Diethylaluminum Chloride)96-10-65000
    1-Chloro-2,4-Dinitrobenzene97-00-75000
    Chloromethyl Methyl Ether107-30-2500
    Chloropicrin76-06-2500
    Chloropicrin and Methyl Bromide mixtureNone1500
    Chloropicrin and Methyl Chloride mixtureNone1500
    Cumene Hydroperoxide80-15-95000
    Cyanogen460-19-52500
    Cyanogen Chloride506-77-4500
    Cyanuric Fluoride675-14-9100
    Diacetyl Peroxide (Concentration >70%)110-22-55000
    Diazomethane334-88-3500
    Dibenzoyl Peroxide94-36-07500
    Diborane19287-45-7100
    Dibutyl Peroxide (Tertiary)110-05-45000
    Dichloro Acetylene7572-29-4250
    Dichlorosilane4109-96-02500
    Diethylzinc557-20-010000
    Diisopropyl Peroxydicarbonate105-64-67500
    Dilaluroyl Peroxide105-74-87500
    Dimethyldichlorosilane75-78-51000
    Dimethylhydrazine, 1,1-57-14-71000
    Dimethylamine, Anhydrous124-40-32500
    2,4-Dinitroaniline97-02-95000
    Ethyl Methyl Ketone Peroxide (also Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide; concentration >60%)1338-23-45000
    Ethyl Nitrite109-95-55000
    Ethylamine75-04-77500
    Ethylene Fluorohydrin371-62-0100
    Ethylene Oxide75-21-85000
    Ethyleneimine151-56-41000
    Fluorine7782-41-41000
    Formaldehyde (Formalin)50-00-01000
    Furan110-00-9500
    Hexafluoroacetone684-16-25000
    Hydrochloric Acid, Anhydrous7647-01-05000
    Hydrofluoric Acid, Anhydrous7664-39-31000
    Hydrogen Bromide10035-10-65000
    Hydrogen Chloride7647-01-05000
    Hydrogen Cyanide, Anhydrous74-90-81000
    Hydrogen Fluoride7664-39-31000
    Hydrogen Peroxide (52% by weight or greater)7722-84-17500
    Hydrogen Selenide7783-07-5150
    Hydrogen Sulfide7783-06-41500
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    Hydroxylamine7803-49-82500
    Iron, Pentacarbonyl13463-40-6250
    Isopropylamine75-31-05000
    Ketene463-51-4100
    Methacrylaldehyde78-85-31000
    Methacryloyl Chloride920-46-7150
    Methacryloyloxyethyl Isocyanate30674-80-7100
    Methyl Acrylonitrile126-98-7250
    Methylamine, Anhydrous74-89-51000
    Methyl Bromide74-83-92500
    Methyl Chloride74-87-315000
    Methyl Chloroformate79-22-1500
    Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide (concentration >60%)1338-23-45000
    Methyl Fluoroacetate453-18-9100
    Methyl Fluorosulfate421-20-5100
    Methyl Hydrazine60-34-4100
    Methyl Iodide74-88-47500
    Methyl Isocyanate624-83-9250
    Methyl Mercaptan74-93-15000
    Methyl Vinyl Ketone78-94-4100
    Methyltrichlorosilane75-79-6500
    Nickel Carbonly (Nickel Tetracarbonyl)13463-39-3150
    Nitric Acid (94.5% by weight or greater)7697-37-2500
    Nitric Oxide10102-43-9250
    Nitroaniline (para Nitroaniline100-01-65000
    Nitromethane75-52-52500
    Nitrogen Dioxide10102-44-0250
    Nitrogen Oxides (NO; NO2; N204; N203)10102-44-0250
    Nitrogen Tetroxide (also called Nitrogen Peroxide)10544-72-6250
    Nitrogen Trifluoride7783-54-25000
    Nitrogen Trioxide10544-73-7250
    Oleum (65% to 80% by weight; also called Fuming Sulfuric Acid)8014-95-71,000
    Osmium Tetroxide20816-12-0100
    Oxygen Difluoride (Fluorine Monoxide)7783-41-7100
    Ozone10028-15-6100
    Pentaborane19624-22-7100
    Peracetic Acid (concentration >60% Acetic Acid; also called Peroxyacetic Acid)79-21-01000
    Perchloric Acid (concentration >60% by weight)7601-90-35000
    Perchloromethyl Mercaptan594-42-3150
    Perchloryl Fluoride7616-94-65000
    Peroxyacetic Acid (concentration >60% Acetic Acid; also called Peracetic Acid)79-21-01000
    Phosgene (also called Carbonyl Chloride)75-44-5100
    Phosphine (Hydrogen Phosphide)7803-51-2100
    Phosphorus Oxychloride (also called Phosphoryl Chloride)10025-87-31000
    Phosphorus Trichloride7719-12-21000
    Phosphoryl Chloride (also called Phosphorus Oxychloride)10025-87-31000
    Propargyl Bromide106-96-7100
    Propyl Nitrate627-3-42500
    Sarin107-44-8100
    Selenium Hexafluoride7783-79-11000
    Stibine (Antimony Hydride)7803-52-3500
    Sulfur Dioxide (liquid)7446-09-51000
    Sulfur Pentafluoride5714-22-7250
    Sulfur Tetrafluoride7783-60-0250
    Sulfur Trioxide (also called Sulfuric Anhydride)7446-11-91000
    Sulfuric Anhydride (also called Sulfur Trioxide)7446-11-91000
    Tellurium Hexafluoride7783-80-4250
    Tetrafluoroethylene116-14-35000
    Tetrafluorohydrazine10036-47-25000
    Tetramethyl Lead75-74-11000
    Thionyl Chloride7719-09-7250
    Trichloro (chloromethyl) Silane1558-25-4100
    Trichloro (dichlorophenyl) Silane27137-85-52500
    Trichlorosilane10025-78-25000
    Trifluorochloroethylene79-38-910000
    Trimethyoxysilane2487-90-31500
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    ** Threshold Quantity in Pounds (Amount necessary to be covered by this standard).
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    Subpart N—Materials Handling and Storage

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    3. The authority citation for subpart N of part 1910 continues to read as follows:

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    Authority: 29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657; Secretary of Labor's Order No. 12-71 (36 FR 8754), 8-76 (41 FR 25059), 9-83 (48 FR 35736), 1-90 (55 FR 9033), 6-96 (62 FR 111), 3-2000 (65 FR 50017), 5-2002 (67 FR 65008), 5-2007 (72 FR 31159), 4-2010 (75 FR 55355), or 1-2012 (77 FR 3912), as applicable; and 29 CFR part 1911.

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    4. In § 1910.184, add Figures N-184-4 and N-184-5 immediately after Figure N-184-3 to read as follows:

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    [FR Doc. 2019-07286 Filed 4-12-19; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Effective Date:
4/15/2019
Published:
04/15/2019
Department:
Labor Department
Agency:
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
EntryType:
Rule
Action:
Final rule; technical amendments.
Document Number:
2019-07286
Dates:
Effective on April 15, 2019.
Pages:
15102-15107 (6 pages)
SectionNoes:
1910.119,1910.184
PDF File:
2019-07286.pdf
CFR: (2)
29 CFR 1910.119
29 CFR 1910.184