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    Whistleblower Stakeholder Meeting
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 50 (Friday, March 13, 2020)]
[Pages 14711-14712]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-05128]



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 laws it enforces.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on May 12, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. 
to 3:00 p.m., ET. Persons interested in attending the meeting must 
register by April 28, 2020. In addition, comments relating to the 
``Scope of Meeting'' section of this document must be submitted in 
written or electronic form by May 5, 2020.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in Room C5525, 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/whistleblower-stakeholder-meeting-tickets-92898902117 by close of business on April 28, 2020. 
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, Acting 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 
fifth in a series of meetings requesting public input on this program. 
The agency is seeking suggestions on how it can improve its program. 
Please note that the agency does not have the authority to change the 
regulatory language and requirements of the laws it enforces. 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 
agency's whistleblower laws to employees and employers?
    3. Where should OSHA target whistleblower outreach efforts?

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 5, 2020, 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).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on March 9, 2020.
Loren Sweatt,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety 
and Health.
[FR Doc. 2020-05128 Filed 3-12-20; 8:45 am]