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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AC32 Publication ID: Spring 2013 
Title: Cooperative Agreements 
Abstract: OSHA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on September 3, 2010, and provided a 60-day comment period. OSHA proposed to revise its regulations for the federally funded On-site Consultation Program to: a) clarify the ability of the Assistant Secretary to define sites which would receive inspections regardless of Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) exemption status; b) allow Compliance Safety and Health Officers to proceed with enforcement visits resulting from referrals at sites undergoing Consultation visits and at sites that have been awarded SHARP status; and c) limit the deletion period from OSHA's programmed inspection schedule for those employers participating in the SHARP program. Note: SHARP is a recognition program that OSHA administers to provide incentives and support for small employers to develop, implement, and continuously improve effective safety and health programs at their worksites. The agency has fully considered all of the comments received in response to the NPRM. After re-evaluating the proposal in light of these comments, the agency has decided to withdraw the proposed rule. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1908   
Legal Authority: 29 USC 656 and 657    29 USC 670   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM   09/03/2010  75 FR 54064   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/02/2010    
Withdrawn  07/00/2013 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Douglas J. Kalinowski
Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW, FP Building, Room N-3700,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-2200
Fax:202 693-1671