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• Publication Date: 03/25/2010
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 75:14471-14472
• Standard Number: 1911.10; 1912.3
• Title: Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)

[Federal Register: March 25, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 57)]
[Notices]               
[Page 14471-14472]
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-2010-0014]

 
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)

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

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

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SUMMARY: ACCSH will meet April 14 and 16, 2010, in Houston, TX. In 
conjunction with ACCSH's meeting, its Work Groups will meet April 12 
and 13, 2010.

DATES: ACCSH: ACCSH will meet from 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, April 14, 
2010, and from 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, April 16, 2010.
    ACCSH Work Groups: ACCSH Work Groups will meet Monday, April 12, 
and Tuesday, April 13, 2010. (For Work Group meeting times, see the 
Work Group Schedule information in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this notice.)
    Submission of comments, requests to speak, speaker presentations, 
and requests for special accommodation: Comments, requests to address 
the ACCSH meeting, written or electronic speaker presentations, and 
requests for special accommodations for the ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group 
meetings must be submitted (postmarked, sent, transmitted) by April 2, 
2010.

ADDRESSES:
    ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group: ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group meetings 
will be held at the Crowne Plaza Houston Downtown, 1700 Smith Street, 
Houston, TX 77002; telephone (713) 739-8800. Please check the hotel 
front desk or meeting board for room locations.
    Submission of comments, requests to speak, and speaker 
presentations: Interested persons may submit comments, requests to 
address the ACCSH meeting, and speaker presentations using one of the 
following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit materials, including attachments, 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the on-line instructions for submissions or 
comments.
    Facsimile (Fax): If your submission, including attachments, does 
not exceed 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 
693-1648.
    Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: 
Submit three copies of your submissions to the OSHA Docket Office, 
Docket No. OSHA-2010-0014, 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 deliveries, 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., weekdays.
    Requests for special accommodations: Submit requests for special 
accommodations 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 submissions, requests to speak, speaker 
presentations, and requests for special accommodations must include the 
Agency name and the docket number for this meeting (Docket No. OSHA-
2010-0014). Because of security-related procedures, submissions by 
regular mail may experience significant delays. For information about 
security procedures for submitting materials by hand delivery, express 
mail, messenger, or courier service, contact the OSHA Docket Office.
    Comments, speaker presentations and requests to speak, 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, speaker presentations, and requests for public 
accommodation, see the Public Participation information in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.
    To read or download documents in the public docket for this ACCSH 
meeting, go to Docket No. OSHA-2010-0014 at http://www.regulations.gov. 
All documents in the public docket are listed in the http://
www.regulations.gov index; however, some documents (e.g., copyrighted 
material) are not available to read on line or download from that 
webpage. All documents, including copyrighted material, are available 
for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Please contact 
the OSHA Docket Office for assistance making submissions to or 
obtaining materials from the public docket.

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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

ACCSH Meeting

    ACCSH will meet Wednesday, April 14, 2010, and Friday, April 16, 
2010, in Houston, TX. The meeting is open to the public.
    ACCSH is authorized to advise the Secretary of Labor and 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 et seq.) 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 topics for this meeting include:
     Welcome/Remarks from the Office of the Assistant 
Secretary;
     Remarks from the Directorate of Construction;
     Education and Training Directorate Overview;
     Cooperative and State Program Overview;
     Stimulus Funded Work Data Overview;
     NIOSH Construction Update;
     Work Group Reports, Work Group and Committee 
Administration; and
     Public Comment Period.
    ACCSH meetings are transcribed and detailed minutes of the meetings 
are prepared. The transcript and minutes are placed in the public 
docket for the meeting. The docket also includes ACCSH Work Group 
reports, speaker presentations, comments, and other materials and 
requests submitted to the Committee.

ACCSH Work Group Meetings

    In conjunction with the ACCSH meeting, the following ACCSH Work 
Groups will meet April 12-13, 2010. Check hotel front desk or meeting 
board for meeting room locations:

Monday, April 12

     Residential Fall Protection--Noon to 1:15 p.m.;
     Power Fastening Tools (Nailguns)--1:30 to 2:45 p.m.; and
     Silica and other construction health hazards--3 to 4:15 
p.m.

Tuesday, April 13

     Prevention By Design--8 to 9:15 a.m.;
     Green Jobs in Construction--9:30 to 10:45 a.m.;
     Multilingual Issues in Construction--11 a.m. to 12:15 
p.m.;
     Diversity--Women in Construction--1:15 to 2:30 p.m.; and
     Education and Training (OTI)--2:45 to 4 p.m.
    For additional information on ACCSH Work Group meetings or 
participating in them, please contact Mr. Buchet at the address above 
or look on the ACCSH page on OSHA's webpage at http://www.osha.gov.

Public Participation

    ACCSH Meetings and ACCSH Work Group Meetings: ACCSH and ACCSH Work 
Group meetings are open to the public. Individuals needing special 
accommodations for ACCSH or ACCSH Work Group meeting access please 
contact Ms. Chatmon (see ADDRESSES section).
    Submission of written comments, requests to address ACCSH, speaker 
presentations, and requests for special accommodations: Interested 
persons may submit comments, requests to address ACCSH, presentations, 
and requests for special accommodations (1) electronically, (2) by fax, 
or (3) by hard copy (mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, and 
courier). All submissions must include the docket number for this ACCSH 
meeting (Docket No. OSHA-2010-0014). Individuals who want to address 
ACCSH at the meeting must submit their requests and written or 
electronic presentations (e.g., PowerPoint) by April 2, 2010. The 
request must state the amount of time desired to speak, the interest 
the presenter represents (e.g., businesses, organizations, 
affiliations), if any, and a brief outline of the presentation. 
PowerPoint presentations and other materials must be compatible with 
PowerPoint 2003 and other Microsoft Office 2003 formats.
    Alternately at the ACCSH meeting, individuals may also request to 
address ACCSH by signing the public comment request sheet and listing 
the interests they represent, if any, and the topic(s) to be addressed. 
In addition, they must provide 20 hard copies of any materials, written 
or electronic, that they plan to present to ACCSH.
    Requests to address the Committee may be granted at the ACCSH 
Chair's discretion and as time and circumstances permit.
    Comments, requests to address ACCSH, and speaker presentations are 
included without change in the meeting record and may be made available 
online at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions 
interested parties about submitting certain personal information such 
as birthdates and social security numbers.
    Access to the record of ACCSH meetings, including Work Group 
reports: To read or download the record of this ACCSH meeting including 
transcript, minutes, Work Group reports and other submissions, go to 
Docket No. OSHA-2010-0014 at http://www.regulations.gov. The meeting 
record and all submissions for this meeting are listed in the http://
www.regulations.gov index; however, some documents (e.g., copyrighted 
materials) are not publicly available through the webpage. The record 
and all submissions, including materials not available through http://
www.regulations.gov are available for inspection and copying in the 
OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES).

Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, PhD MPH, 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. 
3704), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App), 29 CFR Parts 
1911 and 1912, 41 CFR Part 102, and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 5-
2007 (72 FR 31160).

    Signed at Washington, DC this 19 day of March 2010.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2010-6597 Filed 3-24-10; 8:45 am]
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