[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 161 (Tuesday, August 20, 2019)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-17826]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005]
Aviation Industry 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 the Wendell H. Ford Aviation
Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21).
DATES: The public meeting will be held on October 8, 2019, from 1:00
p.m. to 3:00 p.m., ET. Persons interested in attending the meeting must
register by September 24, 2019. In addition, comments relating to the
``Scope of Meeting'' section of this document must be submitted in
written or electronic form by September 30, 2019.
ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in Room N-4437 A-D, 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/aviation-industry-whistleblower-stakeholder-meeting-tickets-65421231665 by close of
business on September 24, 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 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 email@example.com.
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
fourth in a series of meetings requesting public input on this program.
For this meeting, OSHA is focusing on issues relating to whistleblower
protection under the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act
for the 21st Century (AIR21). 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?
3. Are there any safety issues in the airline industry that you
think the agency needs to be aware of?
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 September 30,
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, Principal 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), and 49 U.S.C. 42121.
Signed at Washington, DC, on August 14, 2019.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety
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