[Federal Register: February 13, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 30)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2007-0088]
Requests Nominations for Employer, Employee and Public
Representatives To Serve on the Advisory Committee on Construction
Safety and Health
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S.
Department of Labor.
ACTION: OSHA requests nominations for employer, employee and public
representatives to serve on the Advisory Committee on Construction
Safety and Health (ACCSH).
SUMMARY: The Secretary of Labor invites interested parties to submit
nominations, and materials in support of nominations, for membership on
DATES: Nominations for ACCSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent or
received) by March 14, 2008.
ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials for
ACCSH, identified with the agency name, OSHA, and the Docket No. OSHA-
2007-0088 by any of the following methods:
Electronically: You may make electronic submissions at http://www.regulations.gov,
which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions on-line
for submitting comments.
Facsimile: If the nomination, including supporting materials, is
not longer than 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at
Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger or courier
service: If you want to submit a nomination or supporting materials, in
hard copy, you must send three copies 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). The deliveries will be accepted during the Department
of Labor's and Docket Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45
Submission requirements, instructions, and cautions: See the
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Assistance with on-line submissions and docket access: User Tips--
http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main; or OSHA Docket
Office, telephone (202) 693-2350 (OSHA's TTY number is (877) 889-5627).
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 and materials in support of nominations for membership on
ACCSH to OSHA.
Background: ACCSH is a continuing advisory committee established
under Section 107(e) of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards
Act (40 U.S.C. 3704(d)(4)), which is required to advise the Secretary
in formulating construction safety and health standards and other
regulations, as well as on policy matters arising in carrying out these
requirements. In addition, 29 CFR 1912.3(a) provides that the Assistant
Secretary shall consult ACCSH whenever the Agency proposes occupational
safety or health standards for construction activities.
As originally constituted ACCSH had nine members, three each
representing: contractors, primarily building trade employees, and the
public, appointed by the Secretary of Labor. Section 29 CFR 1912.3(c)
explains that pursuant to Section 105 of the Contract Work Hours and
Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. 3706) it had been found necessary and
proper in the public interest and in order to prevent possible
injustice to conform ACCSH's composition to that of Occupational Safety
and Health Act Section 7(b) (29 U.S.C. 656) advisory committees and to
increase its membership to 15 members. Under 29 CFR 1912.3(b), the
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
appoints fifteen members to ACCSH. One of the members is appointed to
chair the committee.
ACCSH 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 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 Membership: ACCSH members appointed by the Assistant
Secretary serve staggered two-year terms. The categories of ACCSH
membership including the number of new members to be appointed in
conjunction with this notice are as follows:
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: Three employee
representatives will be appointed.
Two representatives of State safety and health agencies:
None will be appointed; the current representatives' terms expire in
Two public members, 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.
One representative designated by the Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS), National Institute of Occupational Safety and
Health (NIOSH): The HHS representative serves an indefinite term. The
current HHS designated representative from NIOSH will continue to serve
ACCSH members serve two-year terms, unless they resign, become
unable to serve, cease to be qualified to serve, or are removed by the
Secretary [29 CFR 1912.3(e)]. However, an ACCSH member whose term has
expired may continue to serve until a successor is appointed. ACCSH
members may serve successive terms as long as they remain otherwise
qualified. 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.
Submission requirements: Nominations must include the following
(1) Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior
membership on ACCSH or with other relevant organizations or
(2) Categories of membership (employer, employee, public) for which
the nominee can serve;
(3) A summary of background, experience and qualifications that
addresses the nominee's suitability for each of the nominated
(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 a
statement that the nominee has no apparent conflicts of interest that
would preclude unbiased service on ACCSH.
Submission instructions and cautions: All nominations, supporting
documents, attachments and other materials must identify the Agency
name, OSHA, and include the Docket No. OSHA-2007-0088. You may submit
all materials in the following ways: (1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov,
which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal by following on-line instructions;
or (2) by facsimile (FAX) to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-1648 or
(3) by sending three (3) hard copies 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).
You may supplement electronic submissions by attaching uploaded
electronic document files. Alternatively, you may supplement electronic
submissions with hard copy documents delivered by U.S. Mail, express
delivery, hand delivery, messenger or courier service to OSHA Docket
Office. Hard copy supplemental materials must be submitted in
triplicate. All the materials must clearly identify your electronic
nomination by Agency, OSHA, nominee name, date, and Docket No. OSHA-
2007-0088 so that the new materials can be attached to the correct
All submissions in response to this Federal Register notice are
listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some
information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to
read or download on-line. All submissions, including materials not
available on-line (e.g. copyrighted material), are available for
inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office (See ADDRESSES
section.). All submissions, including personal information provided,
will be posted without change. Because all materials are available to
the public either on-line or through the OSHA Docket Office, OSHA
cautions interested parties about submitting personal information such
as social security numbers and dates of birth.
Materials submitted using U.S. Postal Service mail may experience
significant delays because of security-related procedures. 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-
Assistance with on-line submissions and with docket access:
Guidance for submitting nominations and materials in support of
nominations is available on-line at the http://www.regulations.gov Web
site User Tips link and by telephone, (202) 693-2350, (TTY, (877) 889-
5627) at the OSHA Docket Office. Similar information, about on-line
access to Docket No. OSHA-2007-0088 and about access to materials not
available on-line, can be found at the same two sources.
Member Selection: In addition to other relevant sources of
information, the information received through this 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 Federal Register.
Federal Register Access: Electronic copies of this Federal Register
document are available at http://www.regulations.gov and at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/.
Also this document, as well as news releases and other relevant information,
is available at OSHA's Webpage, http://www.osha.gov.
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.), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and
Secretary of Labor's Order No. 5-2007 (72 FR 31159).
Signed at Washington, DC, this 7th day of February 2008.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety & Health.
[FR Doc. E8-2625 Filed 2-12-08; 8:45 am]
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