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    Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH), Request for Nominations
    [Federal Register Volume 89, Number 14 (Monday, January 22, 2024)]
    [Pages 3952-3953]
    From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
    [FR Doc No: 2024-01118]
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    [Docket No. OSHA-2023-0012]
    Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health 
    (FACOSH), Request for Nominations
    AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
    ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on the Federal Advisory 
    Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH).
    SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and 
    Health Administration (OSHA) invites interested parties to submit 
    nominations for membership on the Federal Advisory Council on 
    Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH).
    DATES: Nominations for FACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent, 
    transmitted, or received) by February 23, 2024.
    ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials by one 
    of the following methods:
        Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments, 
    electronically into Docket No. OSHA-2023-0012 at www.regulations.gov, 
    which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the online instructions 
    for submissions.
        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 the website. All submissions, including 
    copyrighted material, are available for the 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.
        Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and OSHA 
    docket number for this Federal Register notice (OSHA-2023-0012). OSHA 
    place comments, including personal information, in the public docket, 
    which may be available online. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested 
    parties about submitting personal information such as Social Security 
    numbers and birthdates.
        Press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of 
    Communications; telephone: (202) 693-1999; email: 
        General information: Ms. Lana Nieves, Supervisor, OSHA Office of 
    Federal Agency Programs; telephone (202) 693-2128; email: ofap@dol.gov.
        Copies of this Federal Register document: Electronic copies of this 
    Federal Register document are available at http://www.regulations.gov. 
    This document, as well as news releases and other relevant information 
    are also available on the OSHA web page at http://www.osha.gov.
    I. Background
        FACOSH is authorized to advise the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) 
    on all matters relating to the occupational safety and health of 
    Federal employees (Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 
    U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, Executive Orders 12196 and 14109. This 
    includes providing advice on how to reduce and keep to a minimum the 
    number of injuries and illnesses in the Federal workforce and how to 
    encourage the establishment and maintenance of effective occupational 
    safety and health programs in each Federal agency. The FACOSH charter 
    is available to read or download at http://www.osha.gov.
    II. FACOSH Membership
        FACOSH is comprised of 16 members (eight members represent 
    management of federal agencies and departments and eight members are 
    from labor organizations that represent federal employees) who the 
    Secretary appoints to staggered terms not to exceed three (3) years. 
    The Assistant Secretary, who chairs FACOSH, is seeking nominations to 
    fill a labor member position on FACOSH that became vacant on November 
    30, 2023. This is a mid-term appointment, and the term will end on 
    December 31, 2024.
        FACOSH members serve at the pleasure of the Secretary unless the 
    member is no longer qualified to serve, resigns, or is removed by the 
    Secretary. The Secretary may appoint FACOSH members to successive 
    terms. FACOSH meets at least two (2) times per year. The Department of 
    Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks 
    broad-based and diverse FACOSH membership. Any interested person or 
    organization may nominate one (1) or more qualified persons for 
    membership on FACOSH. Interested persons also are invited and 
    encouraged to submit statements in support of particular nominees.
    III. Nomination Requirements
        Nominations must include the following information:
        1. The nominee's contact information and current occupation or 
        2. Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior membership 
    on FACOSH and other relevant organizations, associations, and 
        3. A summary of the nominee's background, experience, and 
    qualifications that addresses the nominee's suitability for the 
    nominated membership category of labor representative;
        4. Articles or other documents the nominee has authored that 
    indicate the nominee's knowledge, experience, and expertise in 
    occupational safety and health, particularly as it pertains to the 
    Federal workforce; and
        5. A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is 
    willing to regularly attend and participate in FACOSH meetings and has 
    no apparent conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on 
    IV. Member Selection
        The Secretary will appoint FACOSH members based on criteria 
    including, but not limited to, the nominee's level of responsibility 
    for occupational safety and health matters involving the Federal 
    workforce, experience and competence in occupational safety and health, 
    and willingness and ability to participate in FACOSH meetings regularly 
    and fully. Labor nominees who are responsible for Federal employee 
    occupational safety and health matters within their respective 
    organizations are preferred. The information received through the 
    nomination process, along with other relevant sources of information, 
    will assist the Secretary in making appointments to FACOSH. In 
    selecting FACOSH members, the Secretary will consider individuals 
    nominated in response to this Federal Register notice, as well as other 
    qualified individuals. OSHA will publish the new FACOSH member in the 
    Federal Register.
    Authority and Signature
        James S. Frederick, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
    Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice 
    under the authority granted by section 19 of the Occupational Safety 
    and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, the Federal 
    Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. 10), Executive Order 12196 and 14109 
    Secretary of Labor's Order 8-2020 (85 FR 58393, 9/18/2020), 29 CFR part 
    1960 (Basic Program Elements of for Federal Employee Occupational 
    Safety and Health Programs), and 41 CFR part 102-3.
        Signed at Washington, DC.
    James S. Frederick,
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
    [FR Doc. 2024-01118 Filed 1-19-24; 8:45 am]
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