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• Publication Date: 08/19/2009
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 74:41938-41939
• Title: Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

[Federal Register: August 19, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 159)]
[Notices]               
[Page 41938-41939]
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-2009-0018]

 
Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

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

ACTION: Announcement of special meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health 
(FACOSH) will hold a special meeting on September 15, 2009, in 
Washington, DC, to review a draft report from the FACOSH Emerging 
Issues Workgroup on activities related to Federal agency pandemic-H1N1 
influenza preparedness planning for the Federal workforce.

DATES: FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Tuesday, September 15, 2009.
    Submission of comments, requests to speak, and requests for special 
accommodations: Comments, requests to speak at the FACOSH meeting, and 
requests for special accommodations must be submitted (postmarked, 
sent, transmitted) by September 8, 2009.

ADDRESSES: FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet in Rooms N-4437 B/C/D, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20210.
    Submission of comments and requests to speak: Comments and requests 
to speak at the FACOSH meeting, identified by Docket No. OSHA-2009-
0018, may be submitted by any of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit materials, including attachments, 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal. Follow the online instructions for making submissions.
    Facsimile: If your submission, 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: You must submit three copies of your submissions to the OSHA 
Docket Office, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 
889-5627). Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger and courier 
service) are accepted during the Department of Labor's and OSHA Docket 
Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t.
    Requests for special accommodations for FACOSH meeting: Submit 
requests for special accommodations by telephone, e-mail or hard copy 
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; e-mail chatmon.veneta@dol.gov.
    Instructions: All comments, requests to speak, and requests for 
special accommodations must include the Agency name and docket number 
for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2009-0018). Because 
of security-related procedures, submissions 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 making submissions by hand delivery, express delivery, and 
messenger or courier service. For additional information on submitting 
comments and requests to speak, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section below.
    Comments and requests to speak, including any personal information 
provided, will be 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.
    Docket: To read or download submissions in response to this Federal 
Register notice, go to Docket No. OSHA-2009-0018 at http://
www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. All 
documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov 
index. Although listed in the index, some documents (e.g., copyrighted 
material) are 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
    For press inquiries: Ms. Jennifer Ashley, OSHA, Office of 
Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3647, 200 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-1999.
    For general information: Mr. Francis Yebesi, OSHA, Office of 
Federal Agency Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3622, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
2122; e-mail ofap@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FACOSH will hold a special meeting on 
Tuesday, September 15, 2009, in Washington, DC. FACOSH meetings are 
open to the public.
    FACOSH is authorized by 5 U.S.C. 7902, section 19 of the 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 668), 
and Executive Order 12196 to advise the Secretary of Labor on all 
matters relating to the occupational safety and health of Federal 
employees. This includes providing advice on how to reduce and keep to 
a minimum the number of injuries and illnesses in the Federal workforce 
and how to encourage each Federal Executive Branch Department and 
Agency to establish and maintain effective occupational safety and 
health programs.
    The tentative agenda for this special FACOSH meeting is 
consideration of and deliberation on a draft report from the FACOSH 
Emerging Issues Workgroup on activities related to Federal agency 
pandemic-H1N1 influenza preparedness planning for the Federal workforce.
    FACOSH meetings are transcribed and detailed minutes of the 
meetings are prepared. Meeting transcripts, minutes and other materials 
presented at the meeting are included in the FACOSH meeting record.

Public Participation

    FACOSH meetings are open to the public. Interested parties may 
submit a request to make an oral presentation to FACOSH by one of the 
methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. The request must state the 
amount of time requested to speak, the interest represented (e.g., 
organization name), if any, and a brief outline of the presentation. 
Requests to address FACOSH may be granted as time permits and at the 
discretion of the FACOSH chair.
    Interested parties also may submit comments, including data and 
other information, using any of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES 
section. OSHA will provide all submissions to FACOSH members prior to 
the meeting.
    Individuals who need special accommodations and wish to attend the 
FACOSH meeting must contact Ms. Chatmon (see ADDRESSES section).

Submissions and Access to Meeting Record

    You may submit comments and requests to speak (1) Electronically, 
(2) by facsimile, or (3) by hard copy. You may submit requests for 
special accommodations by (1) telephone, (2) e-mail, or (3) hard copy. 
All submissions, including attachments and other materials, must 
identify the Agency name and the OSHA docket number for this notice 
(Docket No. OSHA-2009-0018). You may supplement electronic submissions 
by uploading documents electronically. If, instead, you wish to submit 
hard copies of supplementary documents, you must submit three copies to 
the OSHA Docket Office using the instructions in the ADDRESSES section. 
The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic 
submission by name, date and docket number.
    Because of security-related procedures, the use of regular mail may 
cause a significant delay in the receipt of submissions. For 
information about security procedures concerning the delivery of 
submissions by hand, express delivery, messenger or courier service, 
please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 889-
5627).
    Meeting transcripts and minutes as well as comments and requests to 
speak are included in the public record of this FACOSH meeting (Docket 
No. OSHA-2009-0018). Written comments and requests to speak 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 submissions are 
listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some documents (e.g., 
copyrighted material) are not publicly available to read or download 
through http://www.regulations.gov. Submissions, including copyrighted 
material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket 
Office.
    Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not 
available through the Web site and for assistance in using the Internet 
to locate submissions and other documents in the docket.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at 
http://www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and 
other relevant information, is also available at OSHA's Web page at 
http://www.osha.gov.

Authority and Signature

    Jordan Barab, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational 
Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice under the 
authority granted by section 19 of the Occupational Safety and Health 
Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, section 1-5 of 
Executive Order 12196, the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. 
App. 2) and regulations issued under FACA (41 CFR Part 102-3), and 
Secretary of Labor's Order No. 5-2007 (72 FR 31160).

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 14th day of August 2009.
Jordan Barab,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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