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    Whistleblower Stakeholder Meeting
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 179 (Tuesday, September 15, 2020)]
[Pages 57252-57253]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-20305]



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 October 13, 2020, from 1:00 
p.m. to 4:00 p.m., ET via telephone. Persons

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interested in attending the meeting must register by October 6, 2020. 
In addition, comments relating to the ``Scope of Meeting'' section of 
this document must be submitted in written or electronic form by 
October 6, 2020.

    Electronically: 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.
    Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: 
When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and 
attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, OSHA Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005, 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of 
Labor, Room N-3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. 
Please note: While OSHA's Docket Office is continuing to accept and 
process submissions by regular mail, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 
Docket Office is closed to the public and not able to receive 
submissions to the docket by hand, express mail, messenger, and courier 
    Registration to Attend and/or to Participate in the Telephonic 
Meeting: If you wish to attend the public meeting, make an oral 
presentation at the meeting, or participate in the meeting, you must 
register using this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whistleblower-stakeholder-meeting-tickets-118496465117 by close of business on 
October 6, 2020. Actual times provided for presentation will depend on 
the number of requests, but no more than 10 minutes per participant 
will be allowed. There is no fee to register for the public meeting. 
After reviewing the requests to present, OSHA will contact each 
participant prior to the meeting to inform them of the speaking order.

    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.


A. 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 
sixth in a series of meetings requesting public input on this program. 
The agency is seeking suggestions on how it can improve the program. 
Please note that the agency does not have the authority to change the 
statutory 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. Are there particular whistleblowing issues in the healthcare, 
retail, and grocery industries that OSHA should be aware of?

B. 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, please submit comments by October 6, 2020, and include 
Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005.

C. 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 08-2020 (May 15, 2020).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on September 9, 2020.
Loren Sweatt,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety 
and Health.
[FR Doc. 2020-20305 Filed 9-14-20; 8:45 am]