The time is extended to submit a comment on the Crane Rule to the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)! On Wednesday June 20th, OSHA extended the comment deadline to Thursday, July 5th. Take advantage of the extra time to tell OSHA how the Crane Rule is expensive and unnecessary for the propane industry!
In just a few minutes, you can submit this one-page letter that calls for a delay of the certification compliance deadline while OSHA reviews the logic and actual cost if propane field technicians must obtain the same certification as construction crane operators. We estimate that the Crane Rule would require about 40,000 propane field technicians to get certification at a cost of $3,790 per employee. That’s more than $151 million every five years! Help us flood OSHA with letters to show the impact of the Crane Rule on the propane industry.
To submit the letter, please follow these steps:
- Save this letter to your computer.
- Click on this link: https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=OSHA-2007-0066-0838
- Click Choose Files to upload the letter.
- Enter contact information or submit anonymously.
- Click Continue.
- Click Submit Comment.
The deadline to submit is 11:59 p.m. Eastern, Thursday, July 5th. Please do this as soon as possible. And share this with your friends and colleagues so we can get as many letters into the docket as possible before the deadline!
We greatly appreciate those who have already submitted the comment. Engaging on this issue is valuable support for the industry – and we thank you!
Questions or concerns? Please contact Sarah Reboli, NPGA’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-355-1321.