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• Publication Date: 09/22/2008
• Publication Type: Proposed Rules
• Fed Register #: 73:54624
• Standard Number: 1912
• Title: Charter Renewal for the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)

[Federal Register: September 22, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 184)]
[Notices]
[Page 54624]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

 
Charter Renewal for the Maritime Advisory Committee for 
Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)

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

ACTION: MACOSH charter renewal; notice of.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C., App. 2), and after consultation 
with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of Labor has 
determined that the charter renewal of the Maritime Advisory Committee 
for Occupational Safety and Health ("Committee") is in the public 
interest. The Committee will better enable OSHA to perform the duties 
imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 ("OSH 
Act"), 29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.). Authority to establish this Committee 
is found in Sections 6(b) and 7(b) of the OSH Act, Section 41 of the 
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (33 U.S.C. 941), other 
general agency authority in Title 5 of the United States Code, and 29 
CFR part 1912.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph V. Daddura, Director, Office of 
Maritime, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, U.S. Department of 
Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N-3609, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2086.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Committee will advise OSHA on matters relevant to the safety 
and health of employees in the maritime industry. This includes advice 
on maritime issues that will result in more effective enforcement, 
training, and outreach programs, and streamlined regulatory efforts. 
The maritime industry includes the shipbuilding, ship-repair, 
shipbreaking, longshoring, and marine-terminal industries.
    The Committee will function solely as an advisory body and in 
compliance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
and OSHA's regulations covering advisory committees (29 CFR part 1912). 
The Committee charter will be filed 15 days from the date of this 
publication.

II. Authority and Signature

    This notice was prepared under the direction of Edwin G. Foulke, 
Jr., Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, 
U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20210, pursuant to Sections 6(b) and 7(b) of the Occupational Safety 
and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655, 656), Section 41 of the 
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (33 U.S.C. 941), other 
general agency authority in Title 5 of the United States Code, and 29 
CFR part 1912.

    Signed at Washington, DC this 16th day of September 2008.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. E8-21983 Filed 9-19-08; 8:45 am]

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