[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 50 (Friday, March 13, 2020)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-05128]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
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 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, Acting 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
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
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
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.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety
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