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    Whistleblower Protection; Public Meeting
[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 173 (Thursday, September 6, 2018)]
[Pages 45284-45285]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-19289]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005]

Whistleblower Protection; Public 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 financial industry, including employers, employees,
and representatives of employers and employees, on issues facing the
agency in its administration of the whistleblower protection provisions
of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010, Section 1057 of the
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, and
the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on October 16, 2018, from 1:00
p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. Persons interested in attending the meeting must
register by September 30, 2018. In addition, comments relating to the
``Scope of Meeting'' section of this document must be submitted in
written or electronic form by October 9, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in Room N-4437 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-financial-stakeholder-meeting-registration-48336609099 by close of business on September 30, 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 12:00 p.m. ET. After
reviewing the requests to present, we will contact each participant
prior to the meeting with the approximate time that the participant's
presentation is scheduled to begin.

    For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of
Communications, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone (202) 693-1999;
email meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    For general information: Mr. Anthony Rosa, Deputy Director, OSHA
Directorate of Whistleblower Protection Programs, U.S. Department of
Labor; telephone (202) 693-2199; email osha.dwpp@dol.gov.


Scope of Meeting

    OSHA is interested in obtaining information from the public on key
issues facing the agency's whistleblower program. This meeting is the
second 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 financial industry. 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. 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 October 9, 2018. Please

include Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005. Comments received may be seen in the
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.whistleblowers.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 August 30, 2018.
Loren Sweatt,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2018-19289 Filed 9-5-18; 8:45 am]