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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AB63 Publication ID: Fall 1999 
Title: Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals 
Abstract: OSHA is considering two regulatory actions concerning the Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (PSM) standard. One action is to publish an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to address the need to add reactive chemicals that are not currently covered by PSM to the rule and the need to revise the language of the rule to clarify OSHA's intent to cover flammable liquids stored in atmospheric tanks that are connected to a process. Another action is a proposal to add chemicals that were not included in the OSHA standard but were included in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Risk Management Program (RMP) rule (one part of the RMP rule addresses compliance with the OSHA Process Safety Management rule). OSHA has been asked by representatives of the regulated community to bring its chemical list into closer alignment with the RMP rule. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910.119   
Legal Authority: 29 USC 653    29 USC 655    29 USC 657   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM Reactives  12/00/1999    
NPRM Process Safety Management  To Be Determined    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
Marthe B. Kent
Director, Directorate of Safety Standards Programs
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Room N3605, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, FP Building,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-2222
Fax:202 693-1663