[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 237 (Wednesday, December 9, 2020)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-27050]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2020-0003]
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for nominations for membership on ACCSH.
SUMMARY: The Secretary of Labor requests nominations for membership on
DATES: Submit (postmark, send, transmit) nominations for ACCSH
membership by January 8, 2021.
ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials by one
of the following methods:
Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments,
electronically into Docket No. OSHA-2020-0003 at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow
the online instructions for submissions.
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, or messenger (courier)
service: Submit materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-
2020-0003, Room N-3653, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2350. Please
note: While OSHA's Docket Office is continuing to accept and process
requests, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Docket Office is closed to
Instructions: All nominations and supporting materials must include
the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register document
(Docket No. OSHA-2020-0003). Because of security-related procedures,
submitting nominations by regular mail may result in a significant
delay in their receipt.
OSHA will post submissions in response to this Federal Register
document, 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
Access to docket: The http://www.regulations.gov index lists all
submissions provided in response to this Federal Register document;
however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly
available to read or download from that web page. All submissions,
including materials not available online, are available for inspection
through the OSHA Docket Office. For information about accessing
materials in Docket No. OSHA-2020-0003, including materials not
available online, contact the OSHA Docket Office.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of
Communications; telephone: (202) 693-1999; email:
For general information about ACCSH and ACCSH membership: Mr. Damon
Bonneau, OSHA, Directorate of Construction; telephone: (202) 693-2020;
Copies of this Federal Register document: Electronic copies of this
Federal Register document are available at http://www.regulations.gov.
This document, as well as news releases and other relevant information
are also available on the OSHA web page at http://www.osha.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Labor invites interested
persons to submit nominations for membership on ACCSH.
ACCSH advises the Secretary of Labor and the Assistant Secretary of
Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (Assistant Secretary) in the
formulation of standards affecting the construction industry, and on
policy matters arising in the administration of the safety and health
provisions under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act
(Construction Safety Act (CSA)) (40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.) and the
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et
seq.) (see also 29 CFR 1911.10 and 1912.3). In addition, the OSH Act
and CSA require the Assistant Secretary to consult with ACCSH before
the agency proposes any occupational safety and health standard
affecting construction activities (29 CFR 1911.10; 40 U.S.C. 3704).
ACCSH operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee
Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and the implementing
regulations (41 CFR 102-3 et seq.); and Department of Labor Manual
Series Chapter 1-900 (8/31/2020). ACCSH generally meets two to four
times a year.
B. ACCSH Membership
ACCSH consists of 15 members whom the Secretary appoints. ACCSH
members generally serve staggered two-year terms, unless they resign,
cease to be qualified, become unable to serve, or the Secretary removes
them (29 CFR 1912.3(e)). The Secretary may appoint ACCSH members to
successive terms. No member of ACCSH, other than members who represent
employers or employees, shall have an economic interest in any proposed
rule that affects the construction industry (29 CFR 1912.6).
The categories of ACCSH membership, and the number of new members
to be appointed to replace members whose terms will expire, are:
Five members who are qualified by experience and
affiliation to present the viewpoint of employers in the construction
industry--five employer representatives will be appointed;
Five members who are similarly qualified to present the
viewpoint of employees in the construction industry--five employee
representatives will be appointed;
Two representatives of State safety and health agencies--
two representatives from a State safety and health agency will be
Two public members, qualified by knowledge and experience
to make a useful contribution to the work of ACCSH, such as those who
have professional or technical experience and competence with
occupational safety and health in the construction industry--two public
representatives will be appointed; and
One representative designated by the Secretary of the
Department of Health and Human Services and appointed by the
Secretary--no new appointment will be made.
The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the
workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse ACCSH membership. Any
interested person or organization may nominate one or more individuals
for membership on ACCSH. Interested persons also are invited and
encouraged to submit statements in support of nominees.
C. Submission Requirements
Nominations must include the following information:
Nominee's contact information and current employment or
Nominee's r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae,
including prior membership on ACCSH and other relevant organizations
Category of membership (employer, employee, public, State
safety and health agency) that the nominee is qualified to represent;
A summary of the background, experience, and
qualifications that addresses the nominee's suitability for each of the
nominated membership categories;
Articles or other documents the nominee has authored that
indicate the nominee's knowledge, experience, and expertise in
occupational safety and health, particularly as it pertains to the
construction industry; and
A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination,
is willing to regularly attend and participate in ACCSH meetings, and
has no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on ACCSH.
D. Member Selection
The Secretary will select ACCSH members on the basis of their
experience, knowledge, and competence in the field of occupational
safety and health, particularly as it pertains to the construction
industry. Nominees will also be evaluated in accordance with
Secretary's Order 10-2020 (85 FR 71104) to ensure they are sufficiently
financially independent from the Department programs and activities for
which they may be called upon to provide advice. Information received
through this nomination process, in addition to other relevant sources
of information, will assist the Secretary in appointing members to
ACCSH. In selecting ACCSH members, the Secretary will consider
individuals nominated in response to this Federal Register document, as
well as other qualified individuals.
Authority and Signature
Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this
notice under the authority granted by 29 U.S.C. 655(b)(1) and 656(b),
40 U.S.C. 3704(a)(2), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, Secretary of Labor's Order No.
8-2020 (85 FR 58393), and 29 CFR part 1912.
Signed at Washington, DC, on December 4, 2020.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety
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