[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 236 (Tuesday, December 8, 2020)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-26877]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2020-0010]
Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
(MACOSH): Request for Nominations
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for nominations.
SUMMARY: OSHA invites interested persons to submit nominations for
membership on the Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety
and Health (MACOSH).
DATES: You must submit nominations for MACOSH membership (postmarked,
sent, transmitted, or received) by January 22, 2021.
ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials by one
of the following methods:
Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments,
electronically at: http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking
Portal. Follow the online instructions for submitting nominations.
Facsimile: If your nomination and supporting materials, including
attachments, do not exceed 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA
Docket Office at (202) 693-1648.
Regular mail, express mail, hand delivery, messenger or courier
service: When using regular mail, you must submit a copy of your
nomination and supporting materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket
No. OSHA-2020-0010, N-3653, Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 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
unable to receive submissions to the docket by hand, express mail,
messenger, and courier service.
Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and
docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2020-
0010). Because of security-related procedures, submissions by regular
mail may result in a significant delay in receipt.
OSHA will post submissions in response to this Federal Register
notice, including personal information provided, without change at
http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties
about submitting personal information such as social security numbers
Docket: To read or download submissions in response to this Federal
Register notice, go to Docket No. OSHA-2020-0010 at http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the docket are available in the
http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some documents (e.g.,
copyrighted material) are not publicly available to read or download
through that web page. All submissions, including copyrighted material,
are available for inspection and copying through the OSHA Docket
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Press inquiries: Frank Meilinger, OSHA, Office of Communications,
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of
Labor, telephone: (202) 693-1999; email: email@example.com.
General information and technical inquiries: Amy Wangdahl, Office
of Maritime and Agriculture, Directorate of Standards and Guidance,
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of
Labor, telephone (202) 693-2066; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Labor invites interested
persons to submit nominations for membership on MACOSH.
MACOSH was established by Section 7(d) of the Occupational Safety
and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651, 656) to advise the
Secretary of Labor through the Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health (Assistant Secretary) in formulating
maritime industry standards and regarding matters pertaining to the
administration of the OSH Act related to the maritime industry. MACOSH
is a non-discretionary advisory committee of indefinite duration (see
section 3510 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2020 (Pub. L.
MACOSH operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee
Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), its implementing regulations (41 CFR
parts 101-6 and 102-3), and OSHA's regulations on Advisory Committees
(29 CFR part 1912). Pursuant to FACA (5 U.S.C. App. 2, 14(b)(2)), the
MACOSH charter must be renewed every two years.
The Committee meets approximately two times per year. Committee
members serve without compensation, but OSHA provides travel and per
diem expenses. Members serve a two-year term, which begins from the
date of appointment by the Secretary of Labor. The current MACOSH
membership will expire on April 11, 2021.
II. MACOSH Membership
MACOSH consists of not more than 15 members appointed by the
Secretary of Labor. The agency seeks committed members who have a
strong interest in the safety and health of workers in the maritime
industries. The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to equal
opportunity in the workplace. The Secretary of Labor will appoint
members to create a broad-based, balanced, and diverse committee
reflecting the shipyard, longshoring, and commercial fishing
industries, and representing affected interests such as employers,
employees, safety and health professional organizations, government
organizations with interests or activities related to the maritime
industry, academia, and the public.
Nominations of new members, or resubmissions of current or former
members, will be accepted in all categories of membership. Interested
persons may nominate themselves or submit the name of another person
whom they believe to be interested in and qualified to serve on MACOSH.
Nominations may also be submitted by organizations from one of the
categories listed above (e.g., employer, employee, public, safety and
health professional organization, state safety and health agency,
III. Submission Requirements
Nominations must include the following information:
(1) Nominee's contact information and current employment or
(2) Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior
membership on MACOSH and other relevant organizations and associations;
(3) Maritime industry interest (e.g., employer, employee, public,
safety and health professional organization, state safety and health
agency, academia) that the nominee is qualified to represent;
(4) A summary of the background, experience, and qualifications
that addresses the nominee's suitability for membership; and
(5) A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is
willing to regularly attend and participate in MACOSH meetings, and has
no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on MACOSH.
OSHA will conduct a basic background check of candidates before
their appointment to MACOSH. The background check will involve
accessing publicly available, internet-based sources.
IV. Member Selection
The Secretary of Labor will select MACOSH members based on their
experience, knowledge, and competence in the field of occupational
safety and health, particularly in the maritime industries. Information
received through this nomination process, and other relevant sources of
information, will assist the Secretary of Labor in appointing members
to MACOSH. In selecting MACOSH members, the Secretary of Labor will
consider individuals nominated in response to this Federal Register
notice, as well as other qualified individuals. OSHA will publish a
list of MACOSH members in the Federal Register.
Authority and Signature
Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this
notice pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 653, 655, and 656, Secretary's Order 8-
2020 (85 FR 58393; September 18, 2020), FACA, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.
2), the implementing regulations (41 CFR part 102-3), Department of
Labor Manual Series Chapter 1-900 (August 31, 2020), and OSHA's
regulations on Advisory Committees (29 CFR part 1912).
Signed at Washington, DC, on December 2, 2020.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety
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