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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 Baltimore, Maryland.

DATES: The Committee will meet:

    -- On March 30, 1999, from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m.; and

    -- On March 31, 1999, from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet at the Sheraton Inner Harbor at 300 South Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; telephone (410) 962-8300. Mail comments, views, or statements in response to this notice to Paul Rossi, Acting Director, Office of Maritime Standards, OSHA, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Room N-3621, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210. Phone: (202) 693-2086; fax: (202) 693-1663.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bonnie Friedman, Director, Office of Public 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 March 8, 1999, to obtain appropriate accommodations.

Meeting Agenda

This meeting will include discussion of the following subjects: OSHA shipyard strategic planning goals; vertical tandem lifts in the marine cargo handling environment; ship scrapping initiatives and development; training partnerships; an update on ergonomics; a National Shipbuilding Research Panel (NSRP) update; a general OSHA update (including a standards update and a discussion on the shipyard fire protection negotiated rulemaking committee); and a rope walking demonstration video. MACOSH subgroups will also report on 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 Paul Rossi. Submissions received by March 15, 1999, 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 Paul Rossi. 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 26th day of February 1999.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc 99-5292 Filed 3-3-99; 8:45 am]