[Federal Register: January 24, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 15)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety And Health Administration
[Docket No. ACCSH 2007-1]
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH);
Request for Nominations
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S.
Department of Labor.
ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on ACCSH.
SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and
Health invites interested parties to submit nominations for membership
DATES: Nominations for ACCSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent or
received) by February 23, 2007.
ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations for ACCSH, identified by OSHA
Docket No, ACCSH 2007-1, by any of the following methods:
Electronically: You may submit nominations electronically at http://www.regulations.gov,
which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions on-line
for submitting comments.
Facsimile: If your nomination, including attachments, is not longer
than 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger or courier
service: Submit three copies of your nominations to the OSHA Docket
Office, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave.,
NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (OSHA's TTY number
is (877) 889-5627). Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger and
courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor's and
Docket Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t.
Instructions: All nominations for ACCSH must include the Agency
name and docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No.
ACCSH 2007-1). All submissions in response to this Federal Register
notice, including personal information provided, will be posted without
change at http://www.regulations.gov. Because of security-related
procedures, submitting nominations by regular mail may result in a
significant delay in their receipt. Please contact the OSHA Docket
Office (at the address above) for information about security procedures
for submitting nominations by hand delivery, express delivery, and
messenger or courier service. For additional information on submitting
nominations, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Docket: To read or download submissions, go to http://www.regulations.gov.
All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov
index. Although listed in the index, some information (e.g., copyrighted
material) is not publicly available to read or download through http://www.regulations.gov.
All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for
inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the address above.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael M.X. Buchet, OSHA,
Directorate of Construction--Office of Construction Services, Room N-
3468, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20210; telephone 202-693-2020; e-mail address
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health invites interested parties to submit
nominations for membership on ACCSH. ACCSH is authorized under the
authority granted by section 7 of the Occupational Safety and Health
Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 656), and section 107 of the Contract Work Hours
and Safety Standards Act (Construction Safety Act) (40 U.S.C. 3701 et
seq.). The function of ACCSH is to advise the Assistant Secretary on
occupational safety and health standards and policy affecting the
construction industry. ACCSH is a continuing advisory body and operates
in compliance with the provisions of the Construction Safety Act,
section 7 of the OSH Act, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5
U.S.C. App. 2), and regulations issued pursuant to those statutes (29
CFR part 1912, 41 CFR part 101-6 and 102-3). ACCSH meets two to four
times per year for one or two days per meeting.
ACCSH is composed of 15 members appointed by the Assistant
Secretary to serve staggered two-year terms. The composition of ACCSH
and the number of new members to be appointed at this time are as
Five members who are qualified by experience and
affiliation to present the viewpoint of employers in the construction
industry. Three employer representatives will be appointed;
Five members who are similarly qualified to present the
viewpoint of employees in the construction industry. Two employee
representatives will be appointed;
Two representatives of State safety and health agencies.
Two representatives will be appointed;
Two representatives qualified by knowledge and experience
to make a useful contribution to the work of ACCSH, such as those who
have professional or technical experience and competence with
occupational safety and health in the construction industry. One public
representative will be appointed; and
One representative designated by the Department of Health
and Human Services, National Institute of Occupational Safety and
As mentioned, ACCSH members serve for a period of two years, unless
the member becomes unable to serve, resigns or ceases to be qualified
to serve, or is removed by the Secretary [29 CFR 1912.3(e)]. The NIOSH
representative does not have a fixed term length. Qualified ACCSH
members whose terms have expired may continue to serve until a
successor is appointed and may serve successive terms. Any member
absent from two consecutive meetings may be removed or replaced.
The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the
workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse ACCSH membership.
Nominations for a specific category of ACCSH membership should come
from groups or people within the category. Others are invited and
encouraged to submit endorsements in support of particular nominees.
Nominations must include the following information:
(1) Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior
membership on ACCSH or other relevant organizations or associations;
(2) Categories of membership for which the nominee can serve;
(3) A summary of background, experience and qualifications that
makes the nominee well-suited for each of those particular categories
(4) Articles or other documents the nominee has authored that
indicate his or her knowledge, experience and expertise in occupational
safety and health, particularly as it pertains to the construction
(5) The nominee's contact information (address, phone, e-mail); and
(6) A written commitment from the nominee of his or her willingness
to attend meetings regularly and participate in good faith, and
attesting that the nominee has no apparent conflicts of interest that
would preclude unbiased service on ACCSH.
In addition to other relevant sources of information, the
information received through the nomination process will assist the
Assistant Secretary in making appointments to ACCSH. In selecting ACCSH
members, the Assistant Secretary will consider individuals nominated in
response to this Federal Register notice, as well as other qualified
individuals. OSHA will publish the new ACCSH membership list in the
Public Participation--Submission of Nominations and Access to Docket
You may submit nominations (1) electronically at http://www.regulations.gov,
which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (FAX); or
(3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments and other material must
identify the Agency name and the OSHA docket number (OSHA Docket No.
ACCSH 2007-1). You may supplement electronic nominations by uploading
document files electronically. If, instead, you wish to mail additional
materials in reference to an electronic or fax submission, you must
submit three copies to the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section).
The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic nomination
by name, date, and docket number so OSHA can attach them to your nomination.
Because of security-related procedures, the use of regular mail may
cause a significant delay in the receipt of nominations. For
information about security procedures concerning the delivery of
materials by hand, express delivery, messenger or courier service,
please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 889-
Submissions are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov.
Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal
information such as social security numbers and date of birth. Although
all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index,
some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available
to read or download through http://www.regulations.gov.
All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection
and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov
Web site to submit nominations and access the docket is available at the
Web site's User Tips link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information
about materials not available through the Web site and for assistance in
using the internet to locate docket submissions.
Electronic copies of this Federal Register document are available
at http://www.regulations.gov. This document, as well as news releases
and other relevant information, also are available at OSHA's Web page
Authority and Signature
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational
Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice under the
authority granted by section 7 of the Occupational Safety and Health
Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 656), section 107 of the Contract Work Hours and
Safety Standards Act (Construction Safety Act) (40 U.S.C. 3701 et
seq.), and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 5-2002 (67 FR 65008).
Signed at Washington, DC this 19th day of January, 2007.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.
[FR Doc. E7-1013 Filed 1-23-07; 8:45 am]
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