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• Publication Date: 01/24/2007
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 72:3166-3167
• Standard Number: 1912
• Title: Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH); Request for Nominations

[Federal Register: January 24, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 15)]
[Notices]               
[Page 3166-3167]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety And Health Administration

[Docket No. ACCSH 2007-1]
 
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH); 
Request for Nominations

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. 
Department of Labor.

ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on ACCSH.

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and 
Health invites interested parties to submit nominations for membership 
on ACCSH.

DATES: Nominations for ACCSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent or 
received) by February 23, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations for ACCSH, identified by OSHA 
Docket No, ACCSH 2007-1, by any of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit nominations electronically at http://www.regulations.gov,
which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions on-line 
for submitting comments.
    Facsimile: If your nomination, including attachments, is not longer 
than 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
1648.
    Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger or courier 
service: Submit three copies of your nominations to the OSHA Docket 
Office, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., 
NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (OSHA's TTY number 
is (877) 889-5627). Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger and 
courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor's and 
Docket Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t.
    Instructions: All nominations for ACCSH must include the Agency 
name and docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. 
ACCSH 2007-1). All submissions in response to this Federal Register 
notice, including personal information provided, will be posted without 
change at http://www.regulations.gov. Because of security-related 
procedures, submitting nominations by regular mail may result in a 
significant delay in their receipt. Please contact the OSHA Docket 
Office (at the address above) for information about security procedures 
for submitting nominations by hand delivery, express delivery, and 
messenger or courier service. For additional information on submitting 
nominations, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
    Docket: To read or download submissions, go to http://www.regulations.gov.
All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov 
index. Although listed in the index, some information (e.g., copyrighted
material) is not publicly available to read or download through http://www.regulations.gov. 
All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for
inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the address above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael M.X. Buchet, OSHA, 
Directorate of Construction--Office of Construction Services, Room N-
3468, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone 202-693-2020; e-mail address 
buchet.michael@dol.gov.


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health invites interested parties to submit 
nominations for membership on ACCSH. ACCSH is authorized under the 
authority granted by section 7 of the Occupational Safety and Health 
Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 656), and section 107 of the Contract Work Hours 
and Safety Standards Act (Construction Safety Act) (40 U.S.C. 3701 et 
seq.). The function of ACCSH is to advise the Assistant Secretary on 
occupational safety and health standards and policy affecting the 
construction industry. ACCSH is a continuing advisory body and operates 
in compliance with the provisions of the Construction Safety Act, 
section 7 of the OSH Act, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 
U.S.C. App. 2), and regulations issued pursuant to those statutes (29 
CFR part 1912, 41 CFR part 101-6 and 102-3). ACCSH meets two to four 
times per year for one or two days per meeting.
    ACCSH is composed of 15 members appointed by the Assistant 
Secretary to serve staggered two-year terms. The composition of ACCSH 
and the number of new members to be appointed at this time are as 
follows:
     Five members who are qualified by experience and 
affiliation to present the viewpoint of employers in the construction 
industry. Three employer representatives will be appointed;
     Five members who are similarly qualified to present the 
viewpoint of employees in the construction industry. Two employee 
representatives will be appointed;
     Two representatives of State safety and health agencies. 
Two representatives will be appointed;
     Two representatives qualified by knowledge and experience 
to make a useful contribution to the work of ACCSH, such as those who 
have professional or technical experience and competence with 
occupational safety and health in the construction industry. One public 
representative will be appointed; and
     One representative designated by the Department of Health 
and Human Services, National Institute of Occupational Safety and 
Health (NIOSH).
    As mentioned, ACCSH members serve for a period of two years, unless 
the member becomes unable to serve, resigns or ceases to be qualified 
to serve, or is removed by the Secretary [29 CFR 1912.3(e)]. The NIOSH 
representative does not have a fixed term length. Qualified ACCSH 
members whose terms have expired may continue to serve until a 
successor is appointed and may serve successive terms. Any member 
absent from two consecutive meetings may be removed or replaced.
    The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the 
workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse ACCSH membership. 
Nominations for a specific category of ACCSH membership should come 
from groups or people within the category. Others are invited and 
encouraged to submit endorsements in support of particular nominees. 
Nominations must include the following information:
    (1) Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior 
membership on ACCSH or other relevant organizations or associations;
    (2) Categories of membership for which the nominee can serve;
    (3) A summary of background, experience and qualifications that 
makes the nominee well-suited for each of those particular categories 
of membership;
    (4) Articles or other documents the nominee has authored that 
indicate his or her knowledge, experience and expertise in occupational 
safety and health, particularly as it pertains to the construction 
industry;
    (5) The nominee's contact information (address, phone, e-mail); and
    (6) A written commitment from the nominee of his or her willingness 
to attend meetings regularly and participate in good faith, and 
attesting that the nominee has no apparent conflicts of interest that 
would preclude unbiased service on ACCSH.
    In addition to other relevant sources of information, the 
information received through the nomination process will assist the 
Assistant Secretary in making appointments to ACCSH. In selecting ACCSH 
members, the Assistant Secretary will consider individuals nominated in 
response to this Federal Register notice, as well as other qualified 
individuals. OSHA will publish the new ACCSH membership list in the 
Federal Register.

Public Participation--Submission of Nominations and Access to Docket

    You may submit nominations (1) electronically at http://www.regulations.gov,
which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (FAX); or 
(3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments and other material must 
identify the Agency name and the OSHA docket number (OSHA Docket No. 
ACCSH 2007-1). You may supplement electronic nominations by uploading 
document files electronically. If, instead, you wish to mail additional 
materials in reference to an electronic or fax submission, you must 
submit three copies to the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section). 
The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic nomination 
by name, date, and docket number so OSHA can attach them to your nomination.
    Because of security-related procedures, the use of regular mail may 
cause a significant delay in the receipt of nominations. For 
information about security procedures concerning the delivery of 
materials by hand, express delivery, messenger or courier service, 
please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 889-
5627).
    Submissions are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov.
Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal 
information such as social security numbers and date of birth. Although 
all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, 
some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available 
to read or download through http://www.regulations.gov.
All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection 
and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov 
Web site to submit nominations and access the docket is available at the 
Web site's User Tips link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information 
about materials not available through the Web site and for assistance in 
using the internet to locate docket submissions.
    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, also are available at OSHA's Web page 
at http://www.osha.gov.

Authority and Signature

    Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational 
Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice under the 
authority granted by section 7 of the Occupational Safety and Health 
Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 656), section 107 of the Contract Work Hours and 
Safety Standards Act (Construction Safety Act) (40 U.S.C. 3701 et 
seq.), and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 5-2002 (67 FR 65008).

    Signed at Washington, DC this 19th day of January, 2007.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.
[FR Doc. E7-1013 Filed 1-23-07; 8:45 am]

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