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    Whistleblower Stakeholder Meeting
    [Federal Register Volume 87, Number 181 (Tuesday, September 20, 2022)]
    [Page 57520]
    From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
    [FR Doc No: 2022-20260]



    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 October 19, 2022, from 1 p.m. 
    to 4 p.m., ET via telephone and virtually via Teams. Persons interested 
    in attending the meeting must register by October 12, 2022. In 
    addition, comments relating to the ``Scope of Meeting'' section of this 
    document must be submitted by November 2, 2022.

    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.
    Registration to Attend and/or to Participate in the 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-414876204897 or this link for registration in Spanish https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reunion-para-partes-interesadas-sobre-los-denunciantes-que-son-trabajadores-tickets-414895803517 by close of 
    business on October 12, 2022. Each participant will be allowed to speak 
    for up to 5 minutes. If there is extra time at the end of the meeting, 
    participants may be given extra time to speak. 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. We will provide Spanish-language 

    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. Lee Martin, 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 
    tenth 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?

    B. Request for Comments

    Regardless of attendance at the public meeting, interested persons 
    may submit written or electronic comments (see ADDRESSES above). 
    Electronic comments include recorded oral comments. Comments may be 
    submitted in any language. 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 November 2, 
    2022, and include Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005. If you have questions 
    regarding how to submit comments, please contact osha.dwpp@dol.gov or 

    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, is also available on the Directorate of 
    Whistleblower Protection Programs' web page at: http://www.whistleblowers.gov.

    Authority and Signature

    James S. Frederick, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Occupational 
    Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this notice under the 
    authority granted by section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and 
    Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 660(c)); Secretary's Order 08-2020 (May 
    15, 2020).

    Signed at Washington, DC.
    James. S. Frederick,
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
    [FR Doc. 2022-20260 Filed 9-19-22; 8:45 am]
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