Advocacy Recommends Extension of Comment Period for OSHA’s Emergency Response Rule

On February 5, 2024, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule entitled “Emergency Response Standard” (Emergency Response). The comment period for the proposed rule is currently open for ninety days and is scheduled to close on May 6, 2024. Based on input from small entity representatives in the emergency response community (both public and private), the Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) respectfully recommends that OSHA extend the public comment period by an additional ninety days. The extension will give small entities more time to review the proposed rule, consult with their colleagues, associations, and government representatives, gather data, and provide more meaningful comments on this complex and technical proposed rule.


Comment Letter – Recommend Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Emergency Response Standard (PDF, 61.1 KB)

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