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• Publication Date: 03/13/2000
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 65:13325-13326
• Standard Number: 1912
• Title: Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Notice of Rechartering.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Notice of Rechartering

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice of Recharting of MACOSH.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. app. I), and after consultation with the General Services Administration (GSA), I have determined that rechartering the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), 84 Stat. 1590, 29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.). Authority to establish this Committee, which addresses maritime matters, is found in sections 6(b) and 7(b) of the OSH Act; section 41 of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (33 U.S.C. 941); the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and by other general agency authority in Title 5 of the United States Code.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chappell Pierce, Acting Director, Office of Maritime Standards, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: (202) 693-2255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

The Committee will advise OSHA on matters relevant to the safety and health of workers in the maritime industry. This includes advice on maritime issues that will result in more effective enforcement, training, and outreach programs, and streamlined regulatory efforts using consensual rulemaking techniques, where appropriate, as well as standard rulemaking procedures.

The Committee will function solely as an advisory body and in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and OSHA's regulations covering advisory committees (29 CFR Part 1912). The Committee charter will be filed 15 days from the date of this publication.

II. Nominations

On January 24, 2000, the Agency solicited nominations for membership on MACOSH (65 FR 3740). Interested persons were invited to submit their own names or the name of another person who they believed to be qualified to serve on the advisory committee. OSHA will publish the names of those selected for membership on MACOSH shortly in the Federal Register.

III. Authority

This document was prepared under the direction of Charles N. Jeffress, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. 20210, pursuant to sections 6(b) and 7(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655, 656), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and 29 CFR Part 1912.

Signed at Washington, DC this 6th day of March 2000.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 00-6109 Filed 3-10-00; 8:45 am]

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