OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) cleared yesterday’s OSHA’s advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on the butter-flavoring agent diacetyl.Â The OIRA website indicates the review was completed on 1/14/09, with a recommendation for some change(s) to the document.
Diacetyl is associated with serious lung impairment in exposed workers, including the debilitating disease bronchiolitis obliterans.Â See the SKAPP website for further information (here).
The OMB OIRA posting about the OSHA notice offersÂ only the following:
AGENCY: DOL-OSHAÂ RIN: 1218-AC33Â
TITLE: Occupational Exposure to Diacetyl and Food Flavorings Containing DiacetylÂ
STAGE: PreruleÂ ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: NoÂ
RECEIVED DATE: 12/15/2008Â Â Â Â Â Â LEGAL DEADLINE: NoneÂ Â Â
** COMPLETED: 01/14/2009Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â COMPLETED ACTION: Consistent with Change