OSHA will hold an informal public hearing on the proposed cranes and derricks in construction standard published in the Oct. 9, 2008, edition of theFederal Register(73 FR 59713).

The hearing will be held beginning March 17 at 10 a.m. EST in the auditorium on the plaza level of the Frances Perkins Building, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Participants who intend to present testimony must notify OSHA in writing by Feb.13. For participants requesting more than ten minutes to present testimony or documentary evidence, OSHA must be provided with copies of the testimony or evidence by March 3.

Notice of intent to appear and copies of testimony or evidence may be submitted electronically to www.regulations.govthe federal e-rulemaking portal.

Alternatively, submissions of ten pages or less may be sent via facsimile to 202-693-1648. Or, if submitting by mail, hand delivery or courier service, three copies may be sent to the OSHA Docket Office, docket number OSHA-2007-0066, Technical Data Center, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. The docket number, OSHA-2007-0066, must be included on all submissions. Technical inquiries should be directed to Cathy Legan in OSHA's Directorate of Construction at 202-693-2020.