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Press Release Notice of second public hearing on proposed asbestos regulations: The Removal, Containment, Maintenance or Encapsulation of Asbestos 454 CMR 28.00

For immediate release:
1/25/2021
  • Department of Labor Standards

Media Contact for Notice of second public hearing on proposed asbestos regulations: The Removal, Containment, Maintenance or Encapsulation of Asbestos 454 CMR 28.00

Michael Flanagan, Director

MassachusettsDraft language for asbestos regulations 454 CMR 28.00

Notice of second public hearing on proposed asbestos regulations: 454 CMR 28.00

Notice is hereby given pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §2, that the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, in conjunction with the Department of Labor Standards (DLS), will hold a second public hearing on proposed asbestos regulations: The Removal, Containment, Maintenance or Encapsulation of Asbestos  454 CMR 28.00.

The purpose of these regulations is intended to enhance the readability, compliance and understanding for the under educated individuals, persons for whom English is a second language, the industry, and our agency. These new regulations will promote more efficient accountability by individuals and businesses while increasing DLS’s oversight abilities. The regulation will also smooth compliance with overlapping state and federal laws. 

The second hearing will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. and attendance shall be by live video and or telephonic access. This is the information for accessing the meeting:

 

Asbestos Regulations Hearing

Hosted by Michael Flanagan

 

https://eolwdma.webex.com/eolwdma/j.php?MTID=m0a1ba63e45b063d02e0d3986a29a35b8

Thursday, Feb 4, 2021 1:00 pm | 2 hours | (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Meeting number: 179 007 6772

Password: DLS28Regs

ae9438f195aa4e9080478b2a70bf260d

 

Join by video system

Dial 1790076772@eolwdma.webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

 

Join by phone

+1-617-315-0704 United States Toll (Boston)

+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

Access code: 179 007 6772

 

The Department encourages all interested parties, including those who testify at the public hearing, to submit written testimony electronically to dlsFeedback@state.ma.us.

Please submit electronic testimony as an attached Word document and type the regulation number (454 CMR 28.00) and name of the regulation (The Removal, Containment, Maintenance or Encapsulation of Asbestos 454 CMR 28.00) in the subject line of the email. All submitted testimony must include the sender’s full name and address. The Department will post all electronic testimony that complies with these instructions on its website. Parties who are unable to submit electronic testimony should mail submissions to: Office of the General Counsel, Department of Labor Standards, 19 Staniford Street, Second Floor, Boston, MA 02114. All written or oral comments submitted to the Department may be posted on the Department’s website and released in response to a request for public records. All written testimony must be received by Monday, February 8, 2021,  at 5:00pm.

A copy of the proposed Regulations are included with this announcement and may be obtained from the Office of the General Counsel at len.evers@mass.gov

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Media Contact for Notice of second public hearing on proposed asbestos regulations: The Removal, Containment, Maintenance or Encapsulation of Asbestos 454 CMR 28.00

Department of Labor Standards 

The Department of Labor Standards (DLS) promotes and protects workers' safety/health, wages, and working conditions, and supports the use of apprenticeship as a tool for workforce development.
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