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    Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 129 (Thursday, July 5, 2012)][Notices][Pages 39743-39745]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16468]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2012-0022]

Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on the Federal Advisory
Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH).


SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and
Health invites interested individuals to submit nominations for
membership on FACOSH.

DATES: Nominations for FACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent,
transmitted, or received) by September 4, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials, which
you must identify by the Docket Number for this Federal Register notice
(Docket No. OSHA-2012-0022), by one of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments,
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the federal e-Rulemaking
portal. Follow the online instructions for submitting nominations;
    Facsimile: If your nomination and supporting materials and
attachments, do not exceed 10 pages, you may Fax them to the OSHA
Docket Office at (202) 693-1648;
    Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger or courier
service: You may send nominations and supporting materials to the OSHA
Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2012-0022, 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 Department
of Labor's and OSHA Docket Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-
4:45 p.m., e.t.

For Additional Information

    For press inquiries: Mr. Francis Meilinger, OSHA, Office of
Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-1999; email:
    For general information: Mr. Francis Yebesi, OSHA, Office of
Federal Agency Programs, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Room N-
3622, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2122; email: ofap@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of OSHA invites
interested individuals to submit nominations for membership on FACOSH.
    Background. FACOSH is authorized to advise the Secretary of Labor
(Secretary) on all matters relating to the occupational safety and
health of federal employees (Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
(29 U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, Executive Orders 12196 and 13511). This
includes providing advice on how to reduce and keep to a minimum the
number of injuries and illnesses in the federal workforce and how to
encourage the establishment and maintenance of effective occupational
safety and health programs in each federal agency.
    FACOSH membership. FACOSH is comprised of 16 members, who the
Secretary appoints to staggered terms not to exceed 3 years. OSHA is
seeking nominations to fill six positions on FACOSH that will become
vacant on January 1, 2013.
    The categories of FACOSH membership and the number of new members
to be appointed to three-year terms include:
     Eight members are federal agency management
representatives--Three management representatives will be appointed.
     Eight members are representatives of labor organizations
that represent federal employees--Three federal employee
representatives will be appointed.
    FACOSH members serve at the pleasure of the Secretary unless the
member is no longer qualified to serve, resigns, or is removed by the
Secretary. The Secretary may appoint FACOSH members to successive
terms. FACOSH meets at least two times a year.
    The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the
workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse FACOSH membership. Any
interested federal agency, labor organization, or person(s) may
nominate one or more qualified persons for membership on FACOSH.
Interested individuals also are invited and encouraged to submit
statements in support of particular nominees.
    Nomination requirements. Submission of nominations must include the
following information:
    1. The nominee's name, contact information and current occupation
or position;
    2. The nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior
membership on FACOSH and other relevant organizations, associations and
    3. Category of membership (management, labor) the nominee is
qualified to represent;
    4. A summary of the nominee's background, experience and
qualifications that address the nominee's suitability for FACOSH
    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
federal workforce; and
    6. A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is
willing to regularly attend and participate in FACOSH meetings, and has
no apparent conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on
    Member selection. The Secretary will appoint FACOSH members based
upon criteria that include the nominee's level of responsibility for
occupational safety and health matters involving the federal workforce;
experience and competence in occupational safety and health; and
willingness and ability to regularly and fully participate in FACOSH
meetings. Federal agency management nominees who serve as their
agency's Designated Agency Safety and Health Official (DASHO) or at an
equivalent level of responsibility within their respective federal
agencies are preferred as management members. Labor nominees who are
responsible for federal employee occupational safety and health matters
within their respective labor organizations are preferred as labor
    The information received through the nomination process, along with
other relevant sources of information, will assist the Secretary in
making appointments to FACOSH. In selecting FACOSH members, the
Secretary will consider individuals nominated in response to this
Federal Register notice, as well as other qualified individuals. Once
appointed, OSHA will publish a list of the new FACOSH members in the
Federal Register.

Public Participation

    Instructions for submitting nominations. Interested individuals may
submit nominations and supplemental materials using one of the methods
listed in the ADDRESSES section. All nominations, attachments and other
materials must identify the Agency/labor organization name, and the
OSHA docket number for this Federal Register notice, (Docket No. OSHA-
2012-0022). You may supplement electronic nominations by uploading
document files electronically. If, instead, you wish to mail additional
materials in reference to an electronic or FAX submission, you must
submit them to the OSHA Docket Office, (see ADDRESSES section). The
additional material must clearly identify your electronic nomination by
Agency/labor organization name, and docket number (Docket No. OSHA-
2012-0022) so that the materials can be attached to the electronic
    Because of security-related procedures, the use of regular mail may
cause a significant delay in the receipt of nominations. For
information about security procedures concerning the delivery of
materials by hand, express delivery, messenger or courier service,
please contact the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section).
    All submissions in response to this Federal Register notice are
posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA
cautions interested parties about submitting personal information, such
as Social Security numbers and birth dates. Guidance on submitting
nominations and materials in response to this Federal Register notice
is available at http://www.regulations.gov and from the OSHA Docket
    Access to docket and other materials. To read or download
nominations and additional materials submitted in response to this
Federal Register notice, go to Docket No. OSHA-2012-0022 at http://www.regulations.gov.
All submissions 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 Web page.
 All submissions, including copyrighted material, are
available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Contact
the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available
through http://www.regulations.gov and for assistance in using the
Internet to locate submissions.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at
http://www.regulations.gov. This document, as well as news releases and
other relevant information, also is available at OSHA's Web page at

Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice
under the authority granted by section 19 of the Occupational Safety
and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, the Federal
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App, 2), Executive Order 12196 and
13511, Secretary of Labor's Order 1-2012 (77 FR 3912, 1/25/2012), 29
CFR part 1960 (Basic Program Elements of for Federal Employee
Occupational Safety and Health Programs), and 41 CFR part 102-3.
    Signed at Washington, DC, on June 28, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2012-16468 Filed 7-3-12; 8:45 am]