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    National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health;Notice of Meeting.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration

National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting

Notice is hereby given of the date and location of the next meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), 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 and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to the administration of the Act. NACOSH will hold a meeting on September 21 and 22, 1999, in Room N 3437 A-D of the DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Building located at 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 1:00 p.m. lasting until approximately 5:00 p.m. the first day, September 21. On September 22, the meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last until approximately 4:00 p.m.

During its November 1998 meeting, NACOSH decided that one of its areas of activity over the next two years would be to study OSHA'S standards development process. The Committee plans to continue this study at its September meeting by studying the role of professional associations and consensus standards setting organizations in the standards development process. NACOSH has invited five consensus standards setting organizations and five professional associations related to occupational safety and health to participate in panel discussions on OASHA's standards development process. Members of the public are invited to submit written comments.

Other agenda items will include: an overview of current activities of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a discussion of NIOSH surveillance activities and a discussion of OSHA training, in addition to workgroup reports.

Written data, views or comments for consideration by the committee may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to Joanne Goodell at the address provided below. 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. Because of the need to cover a wide variety of subjects in a short period of time, there is usually insufficient time on the agenda for members of the public to address the committee orally. However, any such requests will be considered by the Chair who will determine whether or not time permits. Any request to make an oral presentation should state the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person would appear, and a brief outline of the content of the presentation. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact Theresa Berry (phone: 202-693- 1999; FAX: 202-693-1634) one week before the meeting.

An official record of the meeting will be available for public inspection in the OSHA Technical Data Center (TDC) located in Room N2625 of the DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Building (202-693-2350). For additional information contact: Joanne Goodell, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); Room N-3641, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20210 (phone: 202-693-2400; FAX: 202-693-1641; e-mail joanne.goodell@osha.gov; or at www.osha.gov).

Signed at Washington, DC, this 11th day of August, 1999.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

[FR Doc. 99-21291 Filed 8-16-99; 8:45 am]