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    Whistleblower Stakeholder Meeting
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 62 (Monday, April 1, 2019)]
[Page 12295]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-06267]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005]

Whistleblower 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 on issues facing the agency in the administration of the 
whistleblower protection provisions under Section 11(c) of the 
Occupational Safety and Health Act.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on May 14, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. 
to 4:00 p.m., ET. Persons interested in attending the meeting must 
register by April 30, 2019. In addition, comments relating to the 
``Scope of Meeting'' section of this document must be submitted in 
written or electronic form by May 7, 2019.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in Room S-3215A-C, 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-11c-stakeholder-meeting-tickets-58582935136 by 
close of business on April 30, 2019. Participants may speak and hand 
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, each participant will be contacted 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 
third in a series of meetings requesting public input on this program. 
For this meeting, OSHA is focusing on issues relating to whistleblower 
protection under Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health 
Act. 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. 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 May 7, 2019, 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, Acting 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 March 21, 2019.
Loren Sweatt,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2019-06267 Filed 3-29-19; 8:45 am]