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• Publication Date: 02/13/2008
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 73:8372-8374
• Standard Number: 1912.3
• Title: Requests Nominations for Employer, Employee and Public Representatives To Serve on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

[Federal Register: February 13, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 30)]
[Notices]               
[Page 8372-8374]
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. OSHA-2007-0088]

 
Requests Nominations for Employer, Employee and Public 
Representatives To Serve on the Advisory Committee on Construction 
Safety and Health

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

ACTION: OSHA requests nominations for employer, employee and public 
representatives to serve on the Advisory Committee on Construction 
Safety and Health (ACCSH).

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Labor invites interested parties to submit 
nominations, and materials in support of nominations, for membership on 
ACCSH.

DATES: Nominations for ACCSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent or 
received) by March 14, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials for 
ACCSH, identified with the agency name, OSHA, and the Docket No. OSHA-
2007-0088 by any of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may make electronic submissions at http://www.regulations.gov,
which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions on-line
for submitting comments.
    Facsimile: If the nomination, including supporting materials, 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: If you want to submit a nomination or supporting materials, in 
hard copy, you must send three copies 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). The deliveries will be accepted during the Department 
of Labor's and Docket Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 
p.m., e.t.
    Submission requirements, instructions, and cautions: See the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
    Assistance with on-line submissions and docket access: User Tips--
http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main; or OSHA Docket 
Office, telephone (202) 693-2350 (OSHA's TTY number is (877) 889-5627).

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 and materials in support of nominations for membership on 
ACCSH to OSHA.
    Background: ACCSH is a continuing advisory committee established 
under Section 107(e) of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards 
Act (40 U.S.C. 3704(d)(4)), which is required to advise the Secretary 
in formulating construction safety and health standards and other 
regulations, as well as on policy matters arising in carrying out these 
requirements. In addition, 29 CFR 1912.3(a) provides that the Assistant
Secretary shall consult ACCSH whenever the Agency proposes occupational
safety or health standards for construction activities.
    As originally constituted ACCSH had nine members, three each 
representing: contractors, primarily building trade employees, and the 
public, appointed by the Secretary of Labor. Section 29 CFR 1912.3(c) 
explains that pursuant to Section 105 of the Contract Work Hours and 
Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. 3706) it had been found necessary and 
proper in the public interest and in order to prevent possible 
injustice to conform ACCSH's composition to that of Occupational Safety 
and Health Act Section 7(b) (29 U.S.C. 656) advisory committees and to 
increase its membership to 15 members. Under 29 CFR 1912.3(b), the 
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health 
appoints fifteen members to ACCSH. One of the members is appointed to 
chair the committee.
    ACCSH 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 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 Membership: ACCSH members appointed by the Assistant 
Secretary serve staggered two-year terms. The categories of ACCSH 
membership including the number of new members to be appointed in 
conjunction with this notice 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: Three employee 
representatives will be appointed.
     Two representatives of State safety and health agencies: 
None will be appointed; the current representatives' terms expire in 
November 2009.
     Two public members, 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.
     One representative designated by the Department of Health 
and Human Services (HHS), National Institute of Occupational Safety and 
Health (NIOSH): The HHS representative serves an indefinite term. The 
current HHS designated representative from NIOSH will continue to serve 
indefinitely.
    ACCSH members serve two-year terms, unless they resign, become 
unable to serve, cease to be qualified to serve, or are removed by the 
Secretary [29 CFR 1912.3(e)]. However, an ACCSH member whose term has 
expired may continue to serve until a successor is appointed. ACCSH 
members may serve successive terms as long as they remain otherwise 
qualified. 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.
    Submission requirements: Nominations must include the following 
information:
    (1) Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior 
membership on ACCSH or with other relevant organizations or 
associations;
    (2) Categories of membership (employer, employee, public) for which 
the nominee can serve;
    (3) A summary of background, experience and qualifications that 
addresses the nominee's suitability for each of the nominated 
membership categories;
    (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 a 
statement that the nominee has no apparent conflicts of interest that 
would preclude unbiased service on ACCSH.
    Submission instructions and cautions: All nominations, supporting 
documents, attachments and other materials must identify the Agency 
name, OSHA, and include the Docket No. OSHA-2007-0088. You may submit 
all materials in the following ways: (1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov,
which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal by following on-line instructions;
or (2) by facsimile (FAX) to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-1648 or 
(3) by sending three (3) hard copies 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).
    You may supplement electronic submissions by attaching uploaded 
electronic document files. Alternatively, you may supplement electronic 
submissions with hard copy documents delivered by U.S. Mail, express 
delivery, hand delivery, messenger or courier service to OSHA Docket 
Office. Hard copy supplemental materials must be submitted in 
triplicate. All the materials must clearly identify your electronic 
nomination by Agency, OSHA, nominee name, date, and Docket No. OSHA-
2007-0088 so that the new materials can be attached to the correct 
nomination packet.
    All submissions in response to this Federal Register notice are 
listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some 
information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to 
read or download on-line. All submissions, including materials not 
available on-line (e.g. copyrighted material), are available for 
inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office (See ADDRESSES 
section.). All submissions, including personal information provided, 
will be posted without change. Because all materials are available to 
the public either on-line or through the OSHA Docket Office, OSHA 
cautions interested parties about submitting personal information such 
as social security numbers and dates of birth.
    Materials submitted using U.S. Postal Service mail may experience 
significant delays because of security-related procedures. 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).
    Assistance with on-line submissions and with docket access: 
Guidance for submitting nominations and materials in support of 
nominations is available on-line at the http://www.regulations.gov Web 
site User Tips link and by telephone, (202) 693-2350, (TTY, (877) 889-
5627) at the OSHA Docket Office. Similar information, about on-line 
access to Docket No. OSHA-2007-0088 and about access to materials not
available on-line, can be found at the same two sources.
    Member Selection: In addition to other relevant sources of 
information, the information received through this 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.
    Federal Register Access: Electronic copies of this Federal Register 
document are available at http://www.regulations.gov and at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/.
 Also this document, as well as news releases and other relevant information,
is available at OSHA's Webpage, 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.), the 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 7th day of February 2008.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety & Health.
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