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||Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
[Federal Register: December 14, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 238)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2009-0038]
Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on FACOSH; renewal of FACOSH
SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration invites
interested parties to submit nominations for membership on FACOSH,
whose charter the Secretary of Labor renewed on November 6, 2009.
DATES: Nominations for FACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent,
transmitted, received) by February 12, 2010.
ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations for FACOSH, identified by Docket
No. OSHA-2009-0038, by any one of the following methods:
Electronically: Nominations, including attachments, may be
submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the online instructions for submitting
Facsimile: If the nomination, including attachments, does not
exceed 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger or courier
service: Submit three copies of nominations to the OSHA Docket Office,
Docket No. OSHA-2009-0038, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
2350 (TTY number (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 nominations for FACOSH must include the agency
name and docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No.
OSHA-2009-0038). Because of security-related procedures, submitting
nominations 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 submitting nominations by
hand delivery, express delivery, and messenger or courier service. For
additional information on submitting nominations, see the "Public
Participation" heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.
All 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 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-2009-0038 at http://
www.regulations.gov. 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 the Web page. All submissions, including
copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the
OSHA Docket Office at the address above.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request for Nominations To Serve on FACOSH
The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
(Assistant Secretary) invites interested parties to submit nominations
for membership on FACOSH.
FACOSH is authorized to advise the Secretary of Labor (Secretary)
on all matters relating to the occupational safety and health of
federal employees (Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29
U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, Executive Orders 12196 and 13511). 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 agency.
FACOSH is comprised of 16 members, who the Secretary appoints for
terms not to exceed three years. The Assistant Secretary, who chairs
FACOSH, is seeking nominations both for vacancies that occurred during
calendar year (CY) 2009 and that will occur in CY 2010. To provide
continuity, the terms of FACOSH members are staggered so that the terms
of five to six members expire each year. The Secretary will make five
two-year appointments to fill the CY 2009 vacancies, and five three-
year appointments to fill the CY 2010 vacancies.
The composition of FACOSH membership and the number of new members
to be appointed are:
Eight members are management representatives from Federal
agencies. Five appointments will be made, including two appointments
for three-year terms and three appointments for two-year terms; and
Eight members are representatives of labor organizations
representing federal employees. Five appointments will be made,
including three appointments for three-year terms and two appointments
for two-year terms.
FACOSH members serve at the pleasure of the Secretary unless the
member is no longer qualified to serve, resigns, or is removed by the
Secretary. The Secretary may appoint FACOSH members to successive
terms. FACOSH usually meets between two to six times annually.
Interested parties may nominate one or more qualified persons for
membership. Others are invited and encouraged to submit endorsements in
support of a nominee. Nominations must include the following
Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including contact
information, current position, and membership on FACOSH and other
Category of membership for which the nominee is qualified
A summary of the nominee's background, experience and
qualifications for membership;
Articles or other documents the nominee has authored that
indicate their knowledge, experience, and expertise in occupational
safety and health, particularly as it pertains to the federal
A statement attesting that that the individual is aware of
the nomination and has no apparent conflicts of interest that would
preclude membership on FACOSH; and
A written commitment that the nominee will attend and
participate in FACOSH meetings regularly throughout the term.
The Secretary will appoint FACOSH members based upon criteria
including, but not limited to, the nominee's level of responsibility
for occupational safety and health matters involving the federal
workforce, experience and competence in occupational safety and health,
and willingness and ability to regularly and fully participate in
FACOSH meetings. Federal agency management nominees who serve as their
agency's Designated Agency Safety and Health Official and labor
nominees who are responsible for federal employee occupational safety
and health matters within their respective organizations are preferred
as management and labor members, respectively.
The information received through the nomination process, along with
other relevant sources of information, will assist the Secretary in
making appointments to FACOSH. In selecting FACOSH members, the
Secretary will consider individuals nominated in response to this
Federal Register notice, as well as other qualified individuals. OSHA
will publish a list of the new FACOSH members in the Federal Register.
Public Participation--Submission of Nominations and Access to Docket
Interested parties may submit nominations and supplemental
materials by any one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section.
All comments, attachments and other materials must identify the agency
name and the OSHA docket number for this Federal Register notice
(Docket No. OSHA 2009-0038). You may supplement electronic nominations
by uploading document files electronically. If, instead, you wish to
submit hard copies of any additional material in reference to an
electronic submission, you must submit three copies to the OSHA Docket
Office following the instructions in the ADDRESSES section. The
additional material must clearly identify your electronic submission by
name, date, and docket number so OSHA can attach it to your nomination.
Because of security-related procedures, the use of regular mail may
result in a significant delay in the receipt of nominations. For information
about security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, express
delivery, messenger or courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket Office
(see ADDRESSES section).
Submissions in response to this Federal Register notice are posted
without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions
interested parties about submitting 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 the Web page. 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 page to
make submissions and to access the docket and exhibits is available at
the Web page's Help link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for
information about materials not available through the Web page and for
assistance in locating 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 available at OSHA's Web page at http://
Section 7902 of Title 5 of the U.S. Code provides that the
President may establish, by executive order, a safety council (FACOSH)
composed of representatives of Federal agencies and labor organizations
representing Federal employees to serve as an advisory body to the
Secretary on issues involving the occupational safety and health of the
federal workforce. On September 29, 2009, President Barack Obama signed
Executive Order 13511 authorizing the continuance of FACOSH for two
another years, until September 30, 2011 (5 U.S.C. 7902).
The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) requires that, upon the
continuance or renewal of an advisory committee, a new charter be filed
(5 U.S.C. App. Sec. 14). Pursuant to FACA and its implementing
regulations (41 CFR Part 102-3), on November 6, 2009, the Secretary
renewed the FACOSH charter, which expired on September 30, 2009. The
new FACOSH charter will expire on September 30, 2011, unless the
Secretary terminates it prior to that date.
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 (29 U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C.
7902, the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App), Executive
Order 13511, 29 CFR Part 1960 (Basic Program Elements of for Federal
Employee Occupational Safety and Health Programs), 41 CFR Part 102-3,
and Secretary of Labor's Order 5-2007 (72 FR 31160).
Signed at Washington, DC, this 8th day of December 2009.
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. E9-29675 Filed 12-11-09; 8:45 am]
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