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• Publication Date: 10/28/2008
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 73:63996-63997
• Title: Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

[Federal Register: October 28, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 209)]
[Notices]               
[Page 63996-63997]
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-2008-0047]

 
Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health 
(FACOSH)

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

ACTION: Announcement of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health 
(FACOSH) will meet November 13, 2008, in Washington, DC.

DATES: FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Thursday, November 13, 2008.
    Submission of comments and requests to speak: Comments and requests 
to speak at the FACOSH meeting must be received by November 6, 2008.

ADDRESSES: FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet in Room N-3437, Conference 
Rooms A/B/C, 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-2008-
0047, 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.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and 
docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2008-
0047). 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 interested 
parties about submitting certain personal information such as social 
security numbers and birth dates. 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.
    Docket: To read or download submissions in response to this Federal 
Register notice, go to Docket No. OSHA-2008-0047 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: 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: 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; fax (202) 693-1685; e-mail ofap@dol.gov.
    For special accommodations for the FACOSH meeting: 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FACOSH will meet Thursday, November 13, 
2008, in Washington, DC. All FACOSH meetings are open to the public.
    FACOSH is authorized by section 19 of the Occupational Safety and 
Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, 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 the establishment and maintenance of effective occupational 
safety and health programs in each Federal Department and Agency.
    The tentative agenda for the FACOSH meeting includes:
     FY 2008 performance status of Federal Executive Branch 
agencies in meeting the four goals of the Presidential Safety, Health, 
and Return-to-Employment (SHARE) Initiative;
     Update on the FY 2007 Secretary's Report to the President 
on Federal Agency Occupational Safety and Health;
     Progress of the Federal Agency Recordkeeping Subcommittee;
     Tracking incidents related to emergency response and 
recovery operations;
     Update on the Federal Agency Site Specific Targeting 
Program; and
     Federal agency safety and health training.
    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 official record of FACOSH 
meetings.
    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.
    Individuals who need special accommodations and wish to attend the 
FACOSH meeting should contact Veneta Chatmon, at the address above, at 
least seven days before the meeting.

Public Participation--Submissions and Access to Official Meeting Record

    You may submit comments and requests to speak (1) electronically, 
(2) by facsimile, or (3) by 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-2008-0047). 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 submissions in response 
to this Federal Register notice are included in the official record of 
the FACOSH meeting (Docket No. OSHA-2008-0047). 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 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.
    Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site to 
make submissions and to access the docket and exhibits 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 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

    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 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 22nd day of October, 2008.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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