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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AC91 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: Emergency Response 

OSHA currently regulates aspects of emergency response and preparedness; some of these standards were promulgated decades ago, and none were designed as comprehensive emergency response standards.  Consequently, they do not address the full range of hazards or concerns currently facing emergency responders, and other workers providing skilled support, nor do they reflect major changes in performance specifications for protective clothing and equipment. The Agency acknowledged that current OSHA standards also do not reflect all the major developments in safety and health practices that have already been accepted by the emergency response community and incorporated into industry consensus standards. OSHA is considering updating these standards with information gathered through an RFI and public meetings.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910   
Legal Authority: 29 U.S.C. 655(b)    29 U.S.C. 657    5 U.S.C. 609   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Stakeholder Meetings  07/30/2014 
Convene NACOSH Workgroup  09/09/2015 
NACOSH Review of Workgroup Report  12/14/2016 
Initiate SBREFA  05/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
William Perry
Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room N-3718,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-1950
Fax:202 693-1678