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    Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting


Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health: Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor.

ACTION: Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health; notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: The Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, (MACOSH), established under section 7(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 656), to advise the Secretary of Labor on matters relating to occupational safety and health programs, policies, and standards in the maritime industries of the United States, is holding a meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held January 28 and 29, 1998, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at approximately 5:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Ramada Hotel, Old Town, 901 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.

Any written comments in response to this notice should be sent to the following address: OSHA, Office of Maritime Standards, Room N-3621, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. Phone (202) 219- 7234, fax (202) 219-7477.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Larry Liberatore, Office of Maritime Standards, OSHA, (202) 219-7234, extension 141.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At this meeting, the Committee will (1) advise OSHA on the development of an Operating Plan to meet its Strategic Goal of achieving a 15 % reduction in injuries and illnesses in the Shipyard Industry; (2) explore innovative outreach and training partnerships; (3) discuss maritime applications of cooperative compliance programs; and (4) receive an update of major Fiscal Year 98 OSHA initiatives.

All interested persons are invited to attend the public meetings of MACOSH, including this one at the time and place indicated above. Seating will be available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend should contact Theda Kenney at 202-219-8061, no later than January 15, 1998, to obtain appropriate accommodations.

MACOSH will meet as a whole and also in small focus groups. Written data, views or comments for consideration by the Committee may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to Larry Liberatore at the address provided above. Any such submissions received prior to the meeting will be provided to the members of the Committee and will be included in the record of the meeting. Members of the general public may request an opportunity to make oral presentations at the meeting. Oral presentations will be limited to statements of fact and views, and will not include any questioning of the committee members or other participants unless these questions have been specifically approved by the chairperson. Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation should notify Larry Liberatore before the meeting. The request should state the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person will appear and a brief outline of the content of the presentation. Persons who request the opportunity to address the Advisory Committee may be allowed to speak, as time permits, at the discretion of the Chair of the Advisory Committee.

Authority: This notice is issued under the authority of section 6(b)(1) and 7(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (19 U.S.C. 655,666), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and 29 CFR Part 1912.

Signed at Washington, D.C., this 17th day of December 1997.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 97-33678 Filed 12-24-97; 8:45 am)