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    National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Request for Nominations
 [Federal Register Volume 81, Number 14 (Friday, January 22, 2016)]
[Pages 3835-3836]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01281]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2016-0001]

National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health 
(NACOSH); Request for Nominations

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

ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on NACOSH.


SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and 
Health requests nominations for membership on NACOSH.

DATES: Nominations for NACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent or 
received) by March 22, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations for NACOSH, which must include 
the docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-
2016-0001), by one of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments, 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the online instructions for making 
    Facsimile: If your nomination, including attachments, does not 
exceed 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
    Regular mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger/courier 
service (hard copy): You may submit your materials to the OSHA Docket 
Office, Docket No. OSHA-2016-0001, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone 
(202) 693-2350 (TTY (887) 889-5627). OSHA's Docket Office accepts 
deliveries (hand deliveries, express mail, and messenger/courier 
service) during normal business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. e.t., 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Mr. Francis 
Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, U.S. Department of 
Labor, Room N-3647, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone (202) 693-1999 (TTY (877) 889-5627); email 
    For general information: Ms. Michelle Walker, Director, OSHA 
Technical Data Center, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency 
Management, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 
889-5627); email walker.michelle@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health invites interested individuals to submit 
nominations for membership on NACOSH.
    NACOSH was established by Section 7(a) of the Occupational Safety 
and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651, 656) to advise, 
consult with and make recommendations to the Secretary of Labor 
(Secretary) and the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS 
Secretary) on matters relating to the administration of the OSH Act. 
NACOSH is a continuing advisory committee of indefinite duration.
    NACOSH operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), its implementing regulations (41 CFR part 
102-3), and OSHA's regulations on NACOSH (29 CFR part 1912a).
    NACOSH is comprised of 12 members, all of whom the Secretary 
appoints. The terms of six NACOSH members expire on December 31, 2016. 
OSHA invites nominations for the following NACOSH positions:
     Two public representatives;
     One management representative;
     One labor representative;
     One occupational safety professional representative; and
     One occupational health professional representative.
    Pursuant to 29 CFR 1912a.2, the HHS Secretary designates the two 
occupational health professional representatives and two of the four 
public representatives for the Secretary's consideration and 
appointment. OSHA will provide to HHS all nominations and supporting 
materials for the membership categories the HHS Secretary designates.
    NACOSH members serve two-year staggered terms, unless the member 
becomes unable to serve, resigns, ceases to be qualified to serve, or 
is removed by the Secretary. The Secretary may appoint NACOSH members 
to successive terms. The Committee must meet at least two times a year 
(29 U.S.C. 656(a)(1)).

    Any interested person or organization may nominate one or more 
qualified persons for membership on NACOSH. Nominations must include 
the nominee's name, occupation or current position, and contact 
information. The nomination also must identify the category that the 
candidate is qualified to represent, and include a resume of the 
nominee's background, experience, and qualifications. In addition, the 
nomination must state that the nominee is aware of the nomination, and 
is willing to serve and regularly attend NACOSH meetings.
    The Secretary will appoint NACOSH members on the basis of their 
experience and competence in the field of occupational safety and 
health (29 CFR 1912a.2). The information OSHA receives through this 
nomination process, in addition to other relevant sources of 
information, will assist the Secretary in appointing members to serve 
on NACOSH. In appointing NACOSH members, the Secretary will consider 
individuals nominated in response to this Federal Register notice, as 
well as other qualified individuals.
    The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is committed to equal 
opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse NACOSH 
membership. The Department will conduct a public records check of 
nominees before their appointment using publicly available sources.

Public Participation, Submissions and Access to Public Record

    You may submit nominations using one of the methods listed in the 
ADDRESSES section. Your submission must include the Agency name and 
docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2016-
0001). Due to security-related procedures, receipt of submissions by 
regular mail may experience significant delay. Please contact the OSHA 
Docket Office for information about security procedures for making 
submissions by hand delivery, express delivery, or messenger/courier 
    OSHA posts submissions, including any personal information you 
provide, in the NACOSH docket, without change. Those documents also may 
be available online at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA 
cautions interested parties about submitting personal information, such 
as Social Security numbers and birthdates. To read or download 
documents in the NACOSH docket, go to Docket No. OSHA-2016-0001 at 
http://www.regulations.gov. The index for that Web page lists all of 
the documents in the docket; however, some documents (e.g., copyrighted 
materials) are not publicly available through that Web page.
    All documents in the NACOSH docket, including materials not 
available through http://www.regulations.gov, are available in the OSHA 
Docket Office. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in 
making submissions to, or obtaining materials from, the NACOSH docket.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at 
http://www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and 
other relevant information, also are 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 29 U.S.C. 656, 5 U.S.C. App. 2; 29 CFR 
part 1912a; 41 CFR part 102-3; and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-
2012 (77 FR 3912).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on January 19, 2016.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2016-01281 Filed 1-21-16; 8:45 am]