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    Whistleblower Stakeholder Meeting
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 66 (Thursday, April 8, 2021)]
[Pages 18327-18328]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-07213]



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 May 19, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. 
to 4:00 p.m., ET via telephone. Persons interested in attending the 
meeting must register by May 12, 2021. In addition, comments relating 
to the ``Scope of Meeting'' section of this document must be submitted 
in written or electronic form by May 12, 2021.

    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-146767279885 by close of business on May 
12, 2021. 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 
seventh 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. What can OSHA do to ensure that workers are protected from 
retaliation for raising concerns related to the pandemic?

B. Request for Comments

    Regardless of attendance at the public meeting, interested persons 
may submit written or electronic comments (see ADDRESSES above). 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 May 12, 2021, 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 is available on the Directorate of 
Whistleblower Protection Programs' web page at: http://www.whistleblowers.gov.

Authority and Signature

    James S. Frederick, 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 April 2, 2021.
James S. Frederick,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety 
and Health.
[FR Doc. 2021-07213 Filed 4-7-21; 8:45 am]