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    National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Request for Nominations
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 38 (Wednesday, February 26, 2020)]
[Pages 11111-11112]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-03806]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2020-0002]

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 April 27, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations for NACOSH, which must include 
the docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-
2020-0002), 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-2020-0002, 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. Frank 
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 expire on July 31, 2020, and 
the terms of the other six members expire on July 31, 2021. 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. 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)).
    OSHA invites nominations for the following NACOSH positions:
     Two (2) public representatives;

     One (1) management representative;
     One (1) labor representative;
     One (1) occupational safety professional representative; 
     One (1) occupational health professional representative.
    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.
    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.

I. 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-2020-
0002). 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 the 
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 the website. Please contact the OSHA 
Docket Office for information about materials not available through the 
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, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary 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 February 20, 2020.
Loren Sweatt,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety 
and Health.
[FR Doc. 2020-03806 Filed 2-25-20; 8:45 am]