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• Publication Date: 12/02/1999
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 64:67598
• Title: National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting

Notice is hereby given of the date and location and the next meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), established under section 7(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 656) to advise the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to the administration of the Act. NACOSH will hold a meeting on January 18 and 19, 2000, in Room N3437 A-D of the Department of Labor Building located at 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 1 p.m. lasting until approximately 5 p.m. the first day, January 18. On January 19, the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until approximately 4 p.m.

During its November 1998 meeting, NACOSH decided that one of its areas of activity over the next two years would be to study OSHA's standards development process. The Committee plans to complete this study at its January meeting by talking with regulators from other federal agencies to discuss their standards setting processes and any simplification they may have developed that might have applicability for OSHA. Representatives of the Customer Products Safety Commission, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration have been invited to participate in a panel discussion on Tuesday, January 18.

Other agenda items will include: an overview of current activities of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (OIOSH), a discussion of the validation of a form to evaluate safety and health programs, a discussion of OSHA's training institute, and workgroup reports.

Written data, views or comments for consideration by the committee may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to Joanne Goodell at the address provided below. Any such submissions received prior to the meeting will be provided to the members of the Committee and will be included in the record of the meeting. Because of the need to cover a wide variety of subjects in a short period of time, there is usually insufficient time on the agenda for members of the public to address the committee orally. However, any such requests will be considered by the Chair who will determine whether or not time permits. Any requests to make an oral presentation should state the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person would appear, and a brief outline of the content of the presentation. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact Theresa Berry (phone: 202-693- 1999; FAX; 202-693-1634) one week before the meeting.

An official record of the meeting will be available for public inspection in the OSHA Technical Data Center (TDC) located in Room N2625 of the Department of Labor Building (202-693-2350). For additional information contact: Joanne Goodell, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); Room N3641, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210 (phone: 202-693-2400; FAX: 202-693-1641; e-mail joanne.goodell@osha.gov; or at www.osha.gov).

Signed at Washington, DC, this 24th day of November, 1999.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

[FR Doc. 99-31303Filed 12-1-99; 8:45 am]

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