[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 87 (Friday, May 4, 2018)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-09456]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005]
Notice of Stakeholder Meeting
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Notice of public meeting.
SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is
announcing a public meeting to solicit comments and suggestions from
stakeholders in the railroad and trucking industries, including
employers, employees, and representatives of employers and employees,
on issues facing the agency in its administration of the whistleblower
protection provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act, the Surface
Transportation Assistance Act, the National Transit Systems Security
Act, and Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (as
that provision relates to employers and employees in the railroad and
DATES: The public meeting will be held on June 12, 2018, from 1 p.m. to
3 p.m. ET. Persons interested in attending the meeting must register by
May 29, 2018. In addition, comments relating to the ``Scope of
Meeting'' section of this document must be submitted in written or
electronic form by June 5, 2018.
ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in Room N-3437 A-B, U.S.
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210.
Written Comments: Submit written comments to the OSHA Docket
Office, Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005, Room N-3653, U.S. Department of
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone
(202) 693-2350. You may submit materials, including attachments,
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the on-line instructions for submissions.
All comments should be identified with Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005.
Registration To Attend and/or To Participate in the Meeting: If you
wish to attend the public meeting, make an oral presentation at the
meeting, or participate in the meeting via telephone, you must register
using this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/occupational-safety-and-health-administration-stakeholder-meeting-registration-45311347460 by
close of business on May 29, 2018. Participants may speak and pass out
written materials, but there will not be an opportunity to give an
electronic presentation. Actual times provided for presentation will
depend on the number of requests, but no more than 10 minutes per
participant. There is no fee to register for the public meeting.
Registration on the day of the public meeting will be permitted on a
space-available basis beginning at 12 p.m. ET. After reviewing the
presentation requests, participants will be contacted prior to the
meeting with an approximate time the participants' presentation is
scheduled to begin.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of
Communications, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone (202) 693-1999;
For general information: Mr. Anthony Rosa, Deputy Director, OSHA
Directorate of Whistleblower Protection Programs, U.S. Department of
Labor; telephone (202) 693-2199; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scope of Meeting
OSHA is interested in obtaining information from the public on key
issues facing the agency's whistleblower program. This meeting will be
the first in a series of meetings requesting public input on this
program. For this meeting, OSHA is focusing on issues relating to
whistleblower protection in the railroad and trucking industries. In
particular, the agency invites input on the following:
1. How can OSHA deliver better whistleblower customer service?
2. What kind of assistance can OSHA provide to help explain the
whistleblower laws it enforces?
Request for Comments
Regardless of attendance at the public meeting, interested persons
may submit written or electronic comments (see ADDRESSES). Submit a
single copy of electronic comments or two paper copies of any mailed
comments, except that individuals may submit one paper copy. Please
indicate which industry (railroad or trucking) your comments are
intended to address. To permit time for interested persons to submit
data, information, or views on the issues in the ``Scope of Meeting''
section of this notice, submit comments by June 5, 2018. Please include
Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005. Comments received may be seen in the U.S.
Department of Labor, OSHA Docket Office, (see ADDRESSES), between 10:00
a.m. and 3:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.
Access to the Public Record
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 on the Directorate of
Whistleblower Protection Programs' web page at: http://www.regulations.gov.
Authority and Signature
Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety
and Health, authorized the preparation of this notice under the
authority granted by Secretary's Order 01-2012 (Jan. 18, 2012), 77 FR
3912 (Jan. 25, 2012); 29 U.S.C. 660(c); 49 U.S.C. 31105; 49 U.S.C.
20109, and 6 U.S.C. 1142.
Signed at Washington, DC on April 30, 2018.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2018-09456 Filed 5-3-18; 8:45 am]
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