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||National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Request for Nominations to Serve on NACOSH
[Federal Register: February 12, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 28)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety And Health Administration
[Docket No. NACOSH 2007-1]
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
(NACOSH); Request for Nominations to Serve on NACOSH
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Labor.
ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on NACOSH.
SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and
Health (OSHA) requests nominations for membership on NACOSH.
DATES: Nominations for NACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent or
received) by March 14, 2007.
ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations for NACOSH, identified by OSHA
Docket No. NACOSH 2007-1, by any of the following methods:
Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments,
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions on-line for submitting
Facsimile: If your nomination, including attachments, is not longer
than 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
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 Avenue,
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 NACOSH must include the Agency
name and docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No.
NACOSH 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: Deborah Crawford, OSHA, Directorate of
Evaluation and Analysis, Room N-3641, U.S. Department of Labor, 200
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
1932; fax (202) 693-1641; e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health invites interested parties to submit
nominations for membership on NACOSH. The Committee is authorized by
section 7(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH
Act) (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 OSH Act. NACOSH is a continuing advisory body and operates in
compliance with provisions in the OSH Act and the Federal Advisory
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and regulations issued pursuant to
those laws (29 CFR 1912a, 41 CFR part 101-6 and 102-3).
NACOSH is comprised of 12 members, all of whom the Secretary of
Labor appoints, and nominations will be accepted for seven vacancies
(29 CFR 1912a.2). The composition of the committee and categories of
new members to be appointed are as follows:
Four public representatives. Two will be appointed;
Two management representatives. One will be appointed;
Two labor representatives. Two will be appointed;
Two representatives representing occupational safety
professions. One will be appointed; and,
Two representing occupational health professions. One
health representative will be appointed.
Pursuant to 29 CFR 1912a.2, the Secretary of Health and Human
Services (HHS) will designate for appointment by the Secretary of Labor
one of the public representatives and the representative from the
occupational health professions. Therefore, OSHA will provide to HHS
all nominations, including supporting materials, for those membership
NACOSH members serve for staggered of two year terms, unless the
member becomes unable to serve, resigns, ceases to be qualified to
serve because he or she no longer meets the relevant representational
requirements, or is removed by the Secretary of Labor. If a vacancy
occurs before a term expires, the Secretary may appoint for the
remainder of the unexpired term a new member who represents the same
interest as the predecessor. The committee meets at least two times a
year (Sec. 1912a.4).
Any interested person or organization may nominate one or more
qualified persons for membership. Nominations must include the
nominee's name, occupation or current position, and contact
information. The nomination also must identify the category that the
candidate is qualified to represent, and include a resume of the
nominee's background, experience, and qualifications. In addition, the
nomination must state that the nominee is aware of the nomination and
is willing to serve on NACOSH for a two-year term.
NACOSH members will be selected upon the basis of their experience
and competence in the field of occupational safety and health (Sec.
1912a.2). The information received through this nomination process, in
addition to other relevant sources of information, will assist the
Secretary of Labor in appointing members to serve on NACOSH. In
selecting NACOSH members, the Secretary of Labor will consider
individuals nominated in response to this Federal Register notice, as
well as other qualified individuals. OSHA will publish the new NACOSH
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 for this Federal
Register notice (OSHA Docket No. NACOSH 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-
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 birth dates. 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 comments 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
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), 29 CFR 1912a, and Secretary of Labor's
Order No. 5-2002 (67 FR 65008).
Signed at Washington, DC this 5th day of February, 2007.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.
[FR Doc. E7-2239 Filed 2-9-07; 8:45 am]
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