[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 145 (Monday, July 31, 2023)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-16132]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2023-0003]
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 August 30, 2023.
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 post submissions in response to this Federal Register
notice, 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
Docket: To read or download submissions or other material in the
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the public
docket are listed in the index; however, some documents (e.g.,
copyrighted material) are not publicly available to read or download
through www.regulations.gov. All submissions, including copyrighted
material, are available for inspection through the OSHA Docket Office.
Contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 889-5627)
for assistance in locating docket submissions.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of
Communications, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone: (202) 693-1999;
General information and technical inquiries: Ms. Lisa Long, Deputy
Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department
of Labor; telephone: (202) 693-2049; email: email@example.com.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Labor (Labor Secretary)
invites interested individuals to submit nominations for membership on
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 Labor 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 duration.
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 meets at least two times a year (29 U.S.C.
656(a)(2)). Committee members serve without compensation, but OSHA
provides 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 Labor Secretary. The term of
two Health and Human Services-designated NACOSH members will expire on
November 15, 2023.
II. NACOSH Membership
NACOSH is comprised of 12 members appointed by the Secretary of
Labor, four of which are designated by the HHS Secretary. Accordingly,
the Labor Secretary seeks committed members to serve a two-year term.
If a vacancy occurs before a term expires, the Labor 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 is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace
and seeks a broad-based and diverse NACOSH membership.
Nominations of new members, or resubmissions of current or former
members, will be accepted to fill vacancies in two categories of
membership. Interested persons may nominate themselves or submit the
name of another person whom they believe to be interested in and
to serve on NACOSH. Nominations may also be submitted by organizations
from one of the categories listed.
OSHA invites nominations for the following Health and Human
Services-designated NACOSH positions:
One (1) public representative (HHS); and
One (1) occupational health professional representative
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 Appointment
The Labor Secretary will appoint two NACOSH members, both of which
will be designated by the HHS Secretary, based on their experience,
knowledge, and competence in the field of occupational safety and
health (29 CFR 1912a.2). Information received through this nomination
process, in addition to other relevant sources of information, will
assist the Labor Secretary in appointing members to NACOSH. In
selecting NACOSH members, the Labor Secretary will consider individuals
nominated in response to this Federal Register notice, as well as other
qualified individuals. OSHA will publish a list of the newly appointed
NACOSH members in the Federal Register.
Authority and Signature
James S. Frederick, 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 parts 1912 and 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 July 24, 2023.
James S. Frederick,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2023-16132 Filed 7-28-23; 8:45 am]
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