Text: H.R.3255 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/12/2005)


109th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3255

To direct the Secretary of Labor to update an Occupational Safety and Health Administration fire protection safety standard to incorporate the current consensus standard for fire protection for styrene cross-linked composites manufacturing.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 12, 2005

Mrs. Miller of Michigan (for herself and Mr. Souder) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Labor to update an Occupational Safety and Health Administration fire protection safety standard to incorporate the current consensus standard for fire protection for styrene cross-linked composites manufacturing.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Fire Protection Improvement and Correction Act of 2005”.

SEC. 2. Spray finishing using flammable and combustible liquids safety standard.

Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Labor shall, pursuant to section 6(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655(b)), issue a Spray Finishing Using Flammable and Combustible Liquids Safety Standard under section 1910.107 of title 29, Code of Federal Regulations that—

(1) is applicable only to employers utilizing manufacturing processes involving styrene cross-linked composites (glass fiber reinforced plastics); and

(2) incorporates or is consistent with chapter 17 of the Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 33 (2003 Edition)).

SEC. 3. Enforcement moratorium.

Until the Secretary of Labor issues the standard required by section 2, the Secretary shall not—

(1) issue a citation under section 9 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 658) for violating section 1910.107 of title 29, Code of Federal Regulations;

(2) commence any enforcement action under section 10 of such Act (29 U.S.C. 659) for violating section 1910.107 of such title; or

(3) issue a penalty against an employer under section 17 of such Act (29 U.S.C. 666) for violating section 1910.107 of such title,

if the employer is operating in compliance with chapter 17 of the Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 33 (2003 Edition)).