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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), 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 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to advise the Secretary of Labor on issues relating to occupational safety and health programs, policies, and standards in the maritime industries in the United States, will meet in New Orleans, Louisiana.

DATES: The Committee will meet: on January 13, 1999, from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m. and on January 14, 1999, from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet in the Carmen/Otello Rooms at the Best Western Inn on Bourbon, 541 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130; telephone (504) 524-7611.

Mail comments, views, or statements in response to this notice to Larry Liberatore, Maritime Facilitator, Office of Maritime Standards, OSHA, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Room N-3621, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20210. Phone: (202) 693-2086; fax: (202) 693-1663.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bonnie Friedman, Director, Office of Information and Consumer Affairs, OSHA; Phone (202) 693-1999.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All interested persons are invited to attend the public meetings of MACOSH at the time and place indicated above. Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend should contact Theda Kenney at (202) 693-2222 no later than January 5, 1999, to obtain appropriate accommodations.

Meeting Agenda

This meeting will include discussion of the OSHA shipyard strategic planning goals; vertical tandem lifts in the marine cargo handling environment; ship scrapping initiatives and developments; training partnerships; and a general OSHA update (including a standards update and an update on the shipyard fire protection negotiated rulemaking committee). MACOSH subgroups will also present overviews of their activities.

Public Participation

Written data, views, or comments for consideration by MACOSH on the various agenda items listed above may be submitted, preferably with copies, to Larry Liberatore. Submissions received by December 31, 1998, will be provided to the members of the committee and will be included in the record of the meeting. Requests to make oral presentations to the Committee may be granted if time permits. Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation to the Committee on any of the agenda items noted above should notify Larry Liberatore. 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.

Authority: This notice is issued under the authority of sections 6(b)(1) and 7(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655, 656), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and 29 CFR part 1912.

Signed at Washington, DC this 25th day of November 1998.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 98-31947 Filed 11-30-98; 8:45 am]