[Federal Register: September 13, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 176)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0028]
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for nominations of members to serve on ACCSH.
SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and
Health (OSHA) invites interested parties to submit nominations for
membership on ACCSH.
DATES: Nominations for ACCSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent,
transmitted, or received) by November 12, 2010.
ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials by any
one of the following methods:
Electronically: Nominations, including attachments, may be
submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-
Rulemaking Portal. Follow the online instructions for submitting
Facsimile: If your nomination and supporting materials, including
attachments, do not exceed 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA
Docket Office at (202) 693-1648;
Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger or courier
service: Submit your nominations and supporting materials to the OSHA
Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2010-0028, Room N-2625, U.S. Department
of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone
(202) 693-2350 TTY number (877) 889-5627. Deliveries by hand, express
mail, messenger, and courier service are accepted during the OSHA
Docket Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t.
Instructions: All nominations and supporting materials must include
the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register notice
(Docket No. OSHA-2010-0028). 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 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 "Public
Participation" heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
All submissions in response to this Federal Register notice,
including personal information provided, are posted without change at
http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties
about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers
Docket: To read or download submissions in response to this Federal
Register notice, go to Docket No. OSHA-2010-0028 at http://www.regulations.gov.
All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index;
however, some documents (e.g., copyrighted material) are not
publicly available to read or download through that webpage.
All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for
inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
For press inquiries: Ms. MaryAnn Garrahan, Acting Director, OSHA,
Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
For general information: Mr. Francis Dougherty, OSHA, Office of
Construction Services, Directorate of Construction,
Room N-3468, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone 202-693-2020; e-mail
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of OSHA invites
interested parties to submit nominations for membership on ACCSH.
Background. ACCSH is a continuing advisory committee established
under Section 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act
(Construction Safety Act (CSA))(40 U.S.C. 3704(d)(4)), to advise the
Secretary of Labor (Secretary) in formulating construction safety and
health standards, as well as on policy matters arising under the CSA
and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C.
651 et seq.). In particular, 29 CFR 1911.10(a) and 1912.3(a) provide
that the Assistant Secretary shall consult with ACCSH whenever the
Agency proposes any safety or health standard that affects the
ACCSH operates in accordance with the CSA, the OSH Act, the Federal
Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and regulations issued
pursuant to those statutes (29 CFR part 1912, 41 CFR part 102-3). ACCSH
generally meets two to four times a year.
ACCSH membership. ACCSH is comprised of 15 members appointed by the
The categories of ACCSH membership, and the number of new members
to be appointed, are:
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 Plan State safety and health
agencies: one State Plan State representative will be appointed;
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; and
One representative designated by the Department of Health
and Human Services and appointed by the Secretary: No new appointment
will be made.
ACCSH members normally serve staggered two-year terms, unless they
resign, cease to be qualified, become unable to serve, or are removed
by the Secretary (29 CFR 1912.3(e)). At the discretion of the
Secretary, a qualified ACCSH member whose term has expired may continue
to serve until a successor is appointed. The Secretary may appoint
ACCSH members to successive terms. Any member absent from two
consecutive ACCSH meetings may be removed and replaced. No member of
ACCSH, other than members who represent employers or employees, shall
have an economic interest in any proposed rule that affects the
construction industry (29 CFR 1912.6).
The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the
workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse ACCSH membership. Any
interested person or organizations may nominate one or more individuals
for membership on ACCSH. Interested persons also are invited and
encouraged to submit statements in support of particular nominees.
Submission requirements. Nominations must include the following
(1) Nominee's contact information and current employment or
(2) Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior
membership on ACCSH and other relevant organizations and associations;
(3) Categories of membership (employer, employee, public, State
safety and health agency) that the nominee is qualified to represent;
(4) A summary of the background, experience, and qualifications
that addresses the nominee's suitability for each of the nominated
(5) Articles or other documents the nominee has authored that
indicate the nominee's knowledge, experience, and expertise in
occupational safety and health, particularly as it pertains to the
construction industry; and
(6) A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is
willing to regularly attend and participate in ACCSH meetings, and has
no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on ACCSH.
Member selection. ACCSH members will be selected on the basis of
their experience, knowledge, and competence in the field of
occupational safety and health, particularly in the construction
industry. Information, received through this nomination process, in
addition to other relevant sources of information, will assist the
Secretary in appointing members to ACCSH. In selecting ACCSH members,
the Secretary will consider individuals nominated in response to this
Federal Register notice, as well as other qualified individuals. OSHA
will publish the list of new ACCSH members in the Federal Register.
Instructions for submitting nominations. All nominations,
supporting documents, attachments, and other materials must identify
the Agency name and the docket number for this notice (Docket No. OSHA-
2010-0028). You may submit materials: (1) Electronically, (2) by FAX,
or (3) by hard copy. You may supplement electronic submissions by
attaching electronic files. Alternatively, if you wish to supplement
electronic submissions with hard copy documents, you must submit them
to the OSHA Docket Office and clearly identify your electronic
submission by Agency name and docket number (Docket No. OSHA-2010-0028)
so that the materials can be attached to the electronic submission.
Because of security-related procedures, materials submitted by mail
may experience significant delays. For information about security
procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, express
delivery, and messenger or courier service, please contact the OSHA
All submissions, including personal information provided, will be
posted in the docket without change; therefore, OSHA cautions
interested parties about submitting personal information such as Social
Security numbers and birthdates. Guidance on submitting nominations and
supporting materials is available on-line at http://www.regulations.gov
and from the OSHA Docket Office.
Access to docket. 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 from that Webpage. All submissions,
including materials not available on-line, are available for inspection
and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. For information about accessing
materials in Docket No. OSHA-2010-0028, including materials not
available on-line, contact the OSHA Docket Office.
Access to this Federal Register notice. 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 is available at OSHA's Webpage at http://www.osha.gov.
Authority and Signature: David Michaels, PhD, MPH, 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 (40 U.S.C. 3704), the Federal Advisory Committee
Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), 29 CFR part 1912, 41 CFR part 102-3, and
Secretary of Labor's Order No. 5-2007 (72 FR 31160).
Signed at Washington, DC, this 7th day of September, 2010.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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