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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 180 (Monday, September 17, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46972-46973]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-20117]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2018-0012]


Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

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

ACTION: Request for nominations for membership on ACCSH.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Labor requests nominations for membership on 
ACCSH.

DATES: Nominations for ACCSH membership: Submit (postmark, send, 
transmit) nominations for ACCSH membership by November 16, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials 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 on-line instructions for submissions.
    Facsimile (Fax): If your nomination and supporting materials, 
including attachments, do not exceed 10 pages, you may fax them to the 
OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-1648.
    Regular mail, express mail, hand delivery, or messenger (courier) 
service: Submit materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-
2017-0007, Room N-3653, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 
889-5627). OSHA's Docket Office accepts deliveries (hand deliveries, 
express mail, and messenger service) during normal business hours, 
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., ET.
    Instructions: All nominations and supporting materials must include 
the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register document 
(Docket No. OSHA-2018-0012). Because of security-related procedures, 
submitting nominations by regular mail may result in a significant 
delay in their receipt. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office for 
information about security


procedures for submitting nominations by hand delivery, express 
delivery, and messenger or courier service.
    OSHA will post submissions in response to this Federal Register 
document, including personal information provided, without change at 
http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties 
about submitting personal information such as Social Security Numbers 
and birthdates.
    Access to docket: The http://www.regulations.gov index lists all 
submissions provided in response to this Federal Register document; 
however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly 
available to read or download from that web page. All submissions, 
including materials not available on-line, are available for inspection 
at the OSHA Docket Office. For information about accessing materials in 
Docket No. OSHA-2018-0012, including materials not available on-line, 
contact the OSHA Docket Office.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Mr. Frank 
Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications; telephone: (202) 
693-1999; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    For general information about ACCSH and ACCSH membership: Mr. Damon 
Bonneau, OSHA, Directorate of Construction; telephone: (202) 693-2020; 
email: bonneau.damon@dol.gov.
    Copies of this Federal Register document: 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 
are also available on the OSHA web page at: http://www.osha.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Labor invites interested 
persons to submit nominations for membership on ACCSH.
    Background: ACCSH advises the Secretary of Labor and the Assistant 
Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (Assistant 
Secretary) in the formulation of standards affecting the construction 
industry, and on policy matters arising in the administration of the 
safety and health provisions under the Contract Work Hours and Safety 
Standards Act (Construction Safety Act (CSA)) (40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.) 
and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 
651 et seq.) (see also 29 CFR 1911.10 and 1912.3). In addition, the OSH 
Act and CSA require the Assistant Secretary to consult with ACCSH 
before the Agency proposes any occupational safety and health standard 
affecting construction activities (29 CFR 1911.10; 40 U.S.C. 3704).
    ACCSH operates in accordance with the CSA, the OSH Act, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and regulations issued 
pursuant to those statutes (29 CFR part 1912, 41 CFR part 102-3). ACCSH 
generally meets two to four times a year.
    ACCSH membership: ACCSH consists of 15 members whom the Secretary 
appoints. ACCSH members generally serve staggered two-year terms, 
unless they resign, cease to be qualified, become unable to serve, or 
the Secretary removes them (29 CFR 1912.3(e)). The Secretary may 
appoint ACCSH members to successive terms. No member of ACCSH, other 
than members who represent employers or employees, shall have an 
economic interest in any proposed rule that affects the construction 
industry (29 CFR 1912.6).
    The categories of ACCSH membership, and the number of new members 
to be appointed to replace members whose terms will expire, are:
     Five members who are qualified by experience and 
affiliation to present the viewpoint of employers in the construction 
industry--five employer representatives will be appointed;
     Five members who are similarly qualified to present the 
viewpoint of employees in the construction industry--five employee 
representatives will be appointed;
     Two representatives of State safety and health agencies--
two representatives from a State safety and health agency will be 
appointed;
     Two public members, qualified by knowledge and experience 
to make a useful contribution to the work of ACCSH, such as those who 
have professional or technical experience and competence with 
occupational safety and health in the construction industry--two public 
representatives will be appointed; and
     One representative designated by the Secretary of the 
Department of Health and Human Services and appointed by the 
Secretary--no new appointment will be made.
    The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the 
workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse ACCSH membership. Any 
interested person or organization may nominate one or more individuals 
for membership on ACCSH. Interested persons also are invited and 
encouraged to submit statements in support of nominees.
    Submission requirements: Nominations must include the following 
information:
     Nominee's contact information and current employment or 
position;
     Nominee's r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae, 
including prior membership on ACCSH and other relevant organizations 
and associations;
     Category of membership (employer, employee, public, State 
safety and health agency) that the nominee is qualified to represent;
     A summary of the background, experience, and 
qualifications that addresses the nominee's suitability for each of the 
nominated membership categories;
     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 
construction industry; and
     A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, 
is willing to regularly attend and participate in ACCSH meetings, and 
has no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on ACCSH.
    Member selection: The Secretary will select ACCSH members on the 
basis of their experience, knowledge, and competence in the field of 
occupational safety and health, particularly as it pertains to the 
construction industry. Information received through this nomination 
process, in addition to other relevant sources of information, will 
assist the Secretary in appointing members to ACCSH. In selecting ACCSH 
members, the Secretary will consider individuals nominated in response 
to this Federal Register document, as well as other qualified 
individuals.

Authority and Signature

    Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety 
and Health, authorized the preparation of this document under the 
authority granted by 29 U.S.C. 656; 40 U.S.C. 3704; 5 U.S.C. App. 2; 29 
CFR parts 1911 and 1912; 41 CFR 102-3; and Secretary of Labor's Order 
No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on September 11, 2018.
Loren Sweatt,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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