Administrative Law Keyed to Lawson
Dole v. United Steelworkers of America
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The DOL promulgated a hazard communication standard that imposed various requirements on manufacturers aimed at ensuring their employees were informed of hazards in their workplace; and then subsequently issued a revised standard that applied to work sites in all sectors of the community. OMB disapproved of three provisions, claiming that the exemptions were too narrow and the standard, therefore, applied to situations in which disclosure did not benefit employees. United Steelworkers of America (the Respondent Union) filed suit, and the Third Circuit ordered DOL to reinstate the OMB-disapproved provisions. The Third Circuit held that OMB lacked authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (Act) to disapprove the provisions, and Petitioners sought review. The Act authorized OMB to develop uniform policies for efficient information processing, storage, and transmittal systems within and among agencies.
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