[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 45 (Wednesday, March 10, 2021)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-04942]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
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.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Press inquiries: Frank Meilinger, Office of Communications,
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of
Labor; telephone: (202) 693-1999; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) invites
interested individuals to submit nominations for membership on NACOSH.
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
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
1. The nominee's name, contact information, and current employment
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.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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