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    National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Request for Nominations
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 45 (Wednesday, March 10, 2021)]
[Pages 13758-13759]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-04942]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2021-0001]

National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health 
(NACOSH); 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 National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety 
and Health (NACOSH).

DATES: Nominations for NACOSH membership must be submitted (postmarked, 
sent, transmitted or received) by May 10, 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, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the online instructions for making 
    OSHA will place comments and requests for a hearing, including 
personal information, in the public docket, which will be available 
online. Therefore OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting 
personal information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates.
    Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the 
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Documents in the docket are 
listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some 
information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to 
read or download through this website. All submissions, including 
copyrighted material, are available for inspection through the OSHA 
Docket Office. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in 
locating docket submissions.

    Press inquiries: Frank Meilinger, Office of Communications, 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of 
Labor; telephone: (202) 693-1999; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    General information and technical inquiries: Amy Wangdahl, Office 
of Maritime and Agriculture, Directorate of Safety and Guidance, 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of 
Labor, telephone: (202) 693-2066; email: wangdahl.amy@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) invites 
interested individuals to submit nominations for membership on NACOSH.

I. Background

    The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 
651, 656) established NACOSH to advise, consult with, and make 
recommendations to the Secretary and the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services (HHS Secretary) on matters relating to the administration of 
the OSH Act. NACOSH is a continuing advisory committee of indefinite 
    NACOSH operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), implementing regulations (41 CFR part 
102-3), the OSH Act, and OSHA's regulations on NACOSH (29 CFR part 
    The Committee shall meet at least two times a year (29 U.S.C. 
656(a)(2)). Committee members serve without compensation, but OSHA 

travel and per diem expenses. NACOSH members serve staggered terms, 
unless the member becomes unable to serve, resigns, ceases to be 
qualified to serve, or is removed by the Secretary. The terms of six 
NACOSH members expire on July 31, 2021.

II. NACOSH Membership

    NACOSH is comprised of 12 members, all of whom the Secretary 
appoints. Accordingly, the Secretary seeks six committed members to 
serve a two-year term. If a vacancy occurs before a term expires, the 
Secretary may appoint a new member who represents the same interest as 
the predecessor to serve the remainder of the unexpired term. The U.S. 
Department of Labor (Department) is committed to equal opportunity in 
the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse NACOSH membership. 
The Department will conduct a public records check of nominees before 
their appointment using publicly available sources.
    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 NACOSH. 
Nominations may also be submitted by organizations from one of the 
categories listed.
    OSHA invites nominations for the following NACOSH positions:
     Two (2) public representatives;
     One (1) management representative;
     One (1) labor representative;
     One (1) occupational safety professional representative; 
     One (1) occupational health professional representative.
    Pursuant to 29 CFR 1912a.2, the HHS Secretary designates both of 
the occupational health professional representatives and two of the 
four public representatives for the Secretary's consideration and 
appointment. OSHA will provide to HHS all nominations and supporting 
materials for the membership categories the HHS Secretary designates.

III. Submission Requirements

    Any individual or organization may nominate one or more qualified 
persons for membership on NACOSH. Nominations must include the 
following information:
    1. The nominee's name, contact information, and current employment 
or position;
    2. The nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior 
membership on NACOSH and other relevant organizations and associations;
    3. The categories that the nominee is qualified to represent;
    4. A summary of the background, experience, and qualifications that 
address the nominee's suitability for membership;
    5. A list of articles or other documents the nominee has authored 
that indicates the nominee's experience in worker safety and health; 
    6. A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is 
willing to regularly attend and participate in NACOSH meetings, and has 
no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on NACOSH.
    OSHA will conduct a basic background check of candidates before 
their appointment to NACOSH. The background check will involve 
accessing publicly available, internet-based sources.

IV. Member Selection

    The Secretary of Labor will select six NACOSH members based on 
their experience, knowledge, and competence in the field of 
occupational safety and health (29 CFR 1912a.2). 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 of Labor in appointing members NACOSH. In selecting NACOSH 
members, the Secretary will consider individuals nominated in response 
to this Federal Register notice, as well as other qualified 
individuals. OSHA will publish a list of NACOSH members in the Federal 

Authority and Signature

    Amanda Edens, 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. 656; 5 U.S.C. App. 2; 29 CFR part 1912a; 
41 CFR part 102-3; and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 8-2020 (85 FR 
58393, Sept. 18, 2020).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on March 3, 2021.
Amanda Edens,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2021-04942 Filed 3-9-21; 8:45 am]