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• Publication Date: 06/05/2006
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 71:32374
• Standard Number: 1912
• Title: Notice of re-establishment of MACOSH.

[Federal Register: June 5, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 107)]
[Notices]               
[Page 32374]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

 
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health 
(MACOSH); Notice of Re-Establishment

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

ACTION: Notice of re-establishment of MACOSH.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C., App. 2), and after 
consultation with the General Services Administration (GSA), the 
Secretary of Labor has determined that the re-establishment of the 
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) 
is in the public interest. The Committee will better enable OSHA to 
perform the duties imposed 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 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), and other general agency authority in Title 5 of the 
United States Code, and 29 CFR part 1912.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Maddux, Director, Office of 
Maritime within the Directorate of Standards and Guidance, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 
Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
Telephone: (202) 693-2086.

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. 
The maritime industry includes employers in the shipbuilding, ship 
repair, shipbreaking, longshoring, and marine terminal industries.
    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. Authority

    Sections 6(b) and 7(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 
1970 (29 U.S.C. 655, 656), section 41 of the Longshore and Harbor 
Workers' Compensation Act (33 U.S.C. 941), other general agency 
authority in Title 5 of the United States Code, and 29 CFR part 1912.

Elaine L. Chao,
Secretary of Labor.
[FR Doc. E6-8656 Filed 6-2-06; 8:45 am]

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