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    National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Request for Nominations
[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 205 (Tuesday, October 23, 2018)]
[Pages 53506-53507]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-23076]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2018-0007]

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 Secretary of Labor requests nominations for membership on

DATES: Nominations for NACOSH membership must be submitted (postmarked,
sent or received) by December 24, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations for NACOSH, which must include
the docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-
2018-0007), 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-2018-0007, Room N-3653, U.S. Department of
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone
(202) 693-2350 (TTY number is (877) 889-5627). OSHA's Docket Office
accepts deliveries (hand deliveries, express mail, and messenger/
courier service) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Mr. Francis
Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, U.S. Department of
Labor; 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; telephone: (202) 693-2350 (TTY 877-889-5627); email:

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) invites
interested individuals to submit nominations for membership on NACOSH.
    The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C.
651, 656) established NACOSH to advise, consult with, and make
recommendations to the 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
    NACOSH operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee
Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), implementing regulations (41 CFR part
102-3), the OSH Act, and OSHA's regulations on NACOSH (29 CFR part
    NACOSH is comprised of 12 members, all of whom the Secretary
appoints. The terms of six NACOSH members expired on December 31, 2017,
and the remaining six NACOSH members' terms expire on December 31,
2018. OSHA invites nominations for all of the NACOSH positions:
     Four (4) public representatives;
     Two (2) management representative;
     Two (2) labor representative;
     Two (2) occupational safety professional representatives;
     Two (2) occupational health professional representatives.
    Pursuant to 29 CFR 1912a.2, the HHS Secretary designates both of
the 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 staggered terms, unless the member becomes

unable to serve, resigns, ceases to be qualified to serve, or is
removed by the Secretary. Accordingly, the Secretary will appoint six
members to a two-year term and six to a three-year term. If a vacancy
occurs before a term expires, the Secretary may appoint a new member
who represents the same interest as the predecessor to serve the
remainder of the unexpired term. The Committee shall meet at least two
times a year (29 U.S.C. 656(a)(2)).
    Any individual or organization may nominate one or more qualified
persons for membership on NACOSH. Nominations must include:
     The nominee's name and contact information;
     The nominee's occupation or current position;
     The categories that the nominee is qualified to represent;
     The nominee's resume or curriculum vitae;
     Membership in relevant organizations and associations;
     A summary of the nominee's background, experience, and
qualifications to serve on NACOSH;
     A list of articles or other documents the nominee has
authored that indicates the nominee's experience in worker safety and
     A statement that the nominee has no conflicts of interest
that would preclude membership on NACOSH; and
     A statement 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-2018-
0007). 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, express delivery, or messenger/courier service.
    OSHA posts submissions without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about
submitting personal information, such as Social Security Numbers and
birth dates. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted
material) is not publicly available to read or download through that
website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available
for inspection and copying, if permissible, at the OSHA Docket Office.
Information on using http://www.regulations.gov to submit comments and
access the docket is available on that website. Please contact the OSHA
Docket Office for information about materials not available through
that website and for assistance in using the internet to locate 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 on OSHA's web page at

Authority and Signature

    Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant 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 (1/
25/2012)) and 04-2018 (6/1/2018).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on October 17, 2018.
Loren Sweatt,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2018-23076 Filed 10-22-18; 8:45 am]