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• Publication Date: 04/29/2008
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 73:23275-23276
• Standard Number: 1911.10; 1912.3
• Title: Announcement of a Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) and ACCSH Work Groups

[Federal Register: April 29, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 83)]
[Notices]               
[Page 23275-23276]
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-2008-0013]

 
Announcement of a Meeting of the Advisory Committee on 
Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) and ACCSH Work Groups

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

ACTION: Announcement of a meeting of the Advisory Committee on 
Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) and ACCSH Work Groups.

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SUMMARY: ACCSH will meet May 15-16, 2008, in Washington, DC. ACCSH Work 
Groups will meet May 13-14, 2008.

DATES: ACCSH Meeting: ACCSH will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
Thursday, May 15, 2008, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, May 16, 
2008.
    ACCSH Work Groups: ACCSH Work Groups will meet May 13-14, 2008.
    Submission of comments, requests to speak to ACCSH and requests for 
special accommodation: Comments, requests to speak and requests for 
special accommodation must be submitted (postmarked, sent, received) by 
May 1, 2008.

ADDRESSES: ACCSH Meeting: ACCSH will meet in Room N-3437A-D at the U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20210.
    ACCSH Work Group Meetings: ACCSH Work Groups will meet in Rooms N-
3437A-D at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20210.
    Submission of comments, requests to speak at the ACCSH meeting and 
requests for special accommodation: Interested parties may submit 
comments, requests to speak and requests for special accommodation by 
mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, courier service, 
telephone (requests for special accommodations only), FAX (if 
submission does not exceed 10 pages), or e-mail to Ms. Veneta Chatmon, 
OSHA, Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 
200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 
693-1999; FAX (202) 693-1635; e-mail chatmon.veneta@dol.gov.
    Instructions: All submissions and requests to speak must include 
the Agency name and the docket number for this meeting (Docket No. 
OSHA-2008-0013). Because of security-related procedures, submissions by 
regular mail may result in a significant delay in their receipt.
    All submissions, including personal information, are placed in the 
public docket without change and may be available online. Therefore, 
OSHA cautions you about submitting certain personal information such as 
social security numbers and birthdates. For further information on 
submitting comments, requests to speak and requests for public 
accommodation, see the Public Participation information in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  For press inquiries: Ms. Jennifer 
Ashley, OSHA, Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone 
(202) 693-1999.
    For general information about ACCSH and ACCSH meetings: Mr. Michael 
Buchet, OSHA, Directorate of Construction, Room N-3468, U.S. Department 
of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone 
(202) 693-2020; e-mail buchet.michael@dol.gov.
    For information about submitting comments or requests to speak to
ACCSH, and for special accommodations for the meeting: Ms. Veneta 
Chatmon, OSHA, Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department 
of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone 
(202) 693-1999; e-mail chatmon.veneta@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

ACCSH Meeting

    ACCSH will meet May 15-16, 2008, in Washington, DC. The meeting is 
open to the public.
    ACCSH is authorized to advise the Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health in the formulation of standards 
affecting the construction industry and on policy matters arising in 
the administration of the safety and health provisions of the Contract 
Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (Construction Safety Act) (40 
U.S.C. 3701, 3704) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 
(29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.). (See also, 29 CFR 1911.10 and 1912.3).
    The agenda for this meeting includes:
     ACCSH's consideration of and recommendations on the 
following proposed rules:
    [cir] Porta Count Respirator Fit Test Protocol;
    [cir] Clarification of Remedy for Violation of Requirements To 
Provide Personal Protective Equipment and Train Employees;
     Construction Standards Update--OSHA, Directorate of 
Construction (DOC);
     Mast Climbing Scaffold Investigations, Lessons Learned--
OSHA, Office of Engineering Services, DOC;
     Cooperative Programs Update--OSHA Challenge, Voluntary 
Protection Program, and recent construction partnerships--OSHA, 
Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs;
     Consultation data discussion--OSHA, Directorate of 
Evaluation and Analysis; and
     Construction Update--NIOSH, Construction Coordinator.
    All ACCSH meetings, as well as those of its Work Groups, are open 
to the public. Individuals needing special accommodations for the ACCSH 
meeting or ACCSH Work Group meetings should contact Ms. Chatmon by May 
1, 2008 (see ADDRESSES section).
    ACCSH meetings are transcribed and detailed minutes of the meetings 
are prepared. Meeting transcripts and minutes are included in the 
official record of ACCSH meetings.

ACCSH Work Groups

    In conjunction with the ACCSH meeting, the following ACCSH Work 
Groups will meet:
     Diversity--9 to 11:30 a.m., May 13, 2008;
     Trenching--9 to 11:30 a.m., May 13, 2008;
     Multilingual--1 to 3:30 p.m., May 13, 2008;
     ROPS (Rollover Protective Systems)--1 to 3:30 p.m., May 
13, 2008;
     Focused Inspection Initiative--9 to 11:30 a.m., May 14, 
2008;
     Residential Fall Protection--9 to 11:30 a.m., May 14, 
2008;
     Silica--9 to 11:30 a.m., May 14, 2008;
     OTI (OSHA Training Institute)--1 to 3:30 p.m., May 14, 
2008.
    For additional information on ACCSH Work Group meetings or 
participating in them, please contact Mr. Michael Buchet at the address 
above or look on the ACCSH page on OSHA's Web page at http://www.osha.gov.

Public Participation

    Submission of written comments and requests to address ACCSH. 
Interested parties may request to make oral presentations to ACCSH by 
notifying Ms. Veneta Chatmon at the address above by May 1, 2008. The 
request must state the amount of time desired, the interest the 
presenter represents (e.g., organization name), if any, and a brief 
outline of the presentation. Requests to address the committee may be 
granted at the ACCSH Chair's discretion and as time permits.
    Attendees and interested parties may also submit written data, 
views, or comments, preferably with 20 copies, to Ms. Chatmon at the 
address above by May 1, 2008. Submissions, including personal 
information provided, will be posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov,
the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested 
parties about submitting certain personal information such as birth 
dates and social security numbers. Because of security-related procedures, 
submissions by regular mail may result in a significant delay in their 
receipt. For more information about security procedures for making 
submissions, please contact Ms. Chatmon (see ADDRESSES section) or the 
OSHA Docket Office at Room N-2625, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 
200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 
(TTY number (877) 889-5627). The Department of Labor's and OSHA Docket 
Office's normal business hours are 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t.
    OSHA will provide the submissions to ACCSH members and will include 
submissions in the official record of the meeting.
    Access to the official record of ACCSH meetings, including Work 
Group reports. To read or download submissions or the official record 
of this ACCSH meeting, go to Docket No. OSHA-2008-0013 at 
http://www.regulations.gov. The official meeting record and all submissions 
for this meeting are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. 
Although listed in the index, some documents (e.g., copyrighted 
materials) are not publicly available to read or download through 
http://www.regulations.gov. The official record and all submissions, 
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and 
copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the address above.
    Meeting security procedures: Although ACCSH meetings, including 
Work Group meetings, are open to the public, anyone attending meetings 
at the U.S. Department of Labor will be required to pass through 
Building Security at the Visitors' Entrance at 3rd and C Streets, NW., 
Washington, DC 20210, in order to be admitted to the building. 
Attendees must have valid government issued photo identification and 
should allow extra time for the security process.
    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.), 29 CFR 1911 and 1912, and 
Secretary of Labor's Order No. 5-2007 (72 FR 31159).

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 23rd day of April 2008.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. E8-9267 Filed 4-28-08; 8:45 am]

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