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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AC58 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: ●Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints Under Section 402 of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act 
Abstract: OSHA intends to promulgate procedures for the handling and investigation of retaliation complaints pursuant to section 402 of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This section established a new whistleblower protection statute to be administered by OSHA. It provides protection from retaliation to employees of entities engaged in manufacturing, processing, packing, transporting, distribution, reception, holding, or importation of food who engage in protected activities under FSMA. Promulgation of a regulation is necessary to govern whistleblower investigations conducted under the new statute. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1987   
Legal Authority: PL 111-353, sec 402 of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  04/00/2012    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Nilgun Tolek
Director, Office of the Whistleblower Protection Program
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room N-3610,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-2531
Fax:202 693-2369