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• Publication Date: 01/30/2008
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 73:5594-5596
• Standard Number: 1912a
• Title: National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)

[Federal Register: January 30, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 20)]
[Notices]               
[Page 5594-5596]
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 ID-OSHA-2008-0002]

 
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health 
(NACOSH)

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

ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on NACOSH; announcement of new 
and reappointed members.

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and 
Health invites interested parties to submit nominations for membership 
on NACOSH and announces the appointment of new NACOSH members.

DATES: Nominations for NACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent or 
received) by February 29, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations for NACOSH, identified by Docket 
No. OSHA-2008-0002, 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 
nominations.
    Facsimile: If your nomination, including attachments, does not 
exceed 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, Docket No. OSHA-2008-0002, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone 
(202) 693-2350 (TTY number (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. 
OSHA-2008-0002). All submissions in response to this Federal Register 
notice, including personal information provided, will be posted without 
change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions you 
about submitting certain personal information, such as social security 
numbers and birthdates. 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.
    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.

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 crawford.deborah@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health 
(OSHA) 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. Nominations will be accepted for five vacancies (29 CFR 
1912a.2). The composition of the committee and categories of members to 
be appointed are as follows:
     Four public representatives. Two will be appointed;
     Two management representatives. One will be appointed;
     Two labor representatives. No vacancies;
     Two representatives representing occupational safety 
professions. One will be appointed; and,
     Two representing occupational health professions. One 
health representative will be appointed.
    Pursuant to Sec.  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 
categories.
    NACOSH members serve staggered 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 a new member 
who represents the same interest as the predecessor to serve the 
remainder of the unexpired term. The committee meets at least two times 
a year (Sec.  1912a.4).
    Any interested person or organization may nominate one or more 
qualified individuals 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 a list of the new NACOSH members 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 
(Docket No. OSHA-2008-0002). 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 certain 
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, is also available at OSHA's Webpage at 
http://www.osha.gov.


Appointment of New NACOSH Members

    In November 2007, Secretary Elaine Chao appointed the following 
four new NACOSH members to serve two-year terms:
     Ms. Barbara McCabe, International Union of Operating 
Engineers, as a labor representative;
     Ms. Jennifer Bailey, American Cast Iron Pipe Company, as a 
management representative;
     Mr. Karl Jacobson, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, as a 
safety representative; and
     Ms. Susan Randolph, University of North Carolina-Chapel 
Hill, as a health representative.
    In addition, the Secretary reappointed the following three NACOSH 
members to another two-year term:
     Mr. Douglas Kalinowski, Michigan Department of Consumer 
and Industry Services, as a public representative;
     Ms. Vickie Wells, San Francisco Department of Public 
Health, as a public representative; and
     Mr. Kevin Sommers, Fraternal Order of Police, as a labor 
representative.

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 sections 6(b)(1) and 7 of the Occupational Safety 
and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655, 656), 29 CFR 1912a, Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.2); and Secretary of Labor's Order 
No. 5-2007 (72 FR 31159).

    Signed at Washington, DC this 24th day of January, 2008.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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