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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AB66 Publication ID: Spring 1997 
Title: ●Revision of Certain Standards Promulgated Under Section 6(a) of the Williams-Steiger Act (Phase II) 
Abstract: OSHA has identified two standards from part 1910 that need to be revised and updated to eliminate their complexity and obsolescence as part of the President's initiative on Federal regulations discussed in the U.S. Department Labor Report of June 15, 1995. These standards include 29 CFR 1910.219. Mechanical Power-Transmission Apparatus and 29 CFR 1910. Subpart P, Hand and Portable Powered Tools and Other Hand-Held Equipment. OSHA intends to issue two separate rules that will address the following specific sections: Mechanical power-transmission apparatus guarding and maintenance and hand and portable powered tools guarding, use and maintanence. These rules, which are codified at 29 CRF 1910.219 and Part 1910, Subpart P have long been criticized by labor, management, and Government for their complexity, duplicative nature, and obsolescence. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910.219   
Legal Authority: 29 USC 655(b)    5 USC 553   
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM Hand and Portable Tools and Other Hand-Held Equipment  03/00/1998    
NPRM Mechanical Power-Transmission Apparatus  To Be Determined    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
John F. Martonik
Evaluation
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Room N3641, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, FP Building,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-2043
Fax:202 693-1641
Email: john.martonik@osha.gov