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• Publication Date: 04/14/2010
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 75:19424-19426
• Standard Number: 1911.10(a); 1912.3(e); 1912.6
• Title: Request for Nominations To Serve on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)

[Federal Register: April 14, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 71)]
[Notices]               
[Page 19424-19426]
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-2010-0005]

 
Request for Nominations To Serve on the Advisory Committee on 
Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)

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

ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on the Advisory Committee on 
Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH).

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and 
Health invites interested parties to submit nominations for membership 
on ACCSH.

DATES: Nominations for ACCSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent, 
transmitted, or received) by June 14, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials by any 
one of the following methods:
    Electronically: Nominations, including attachments, may be 
submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-
Rulemaking Portal. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
nominations;
    Facsimile: If your nomination and supporting materials, including 
attachments, do 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: Submit your nomination and supporting materials to the OSHA 
Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2010-0005, U.S. Department of Labor, N-
2625, 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 and supporting materials must include 
the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register notice 
(Docket No. OSHA-2010-0005). 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 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 below.
    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 birthdates.
    Docket: To read or download submissions in response to this Federal 
Register notice, go to Docket No. OSHA-2010-0005 at http://www.regulations.gov. 
All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; 
however, some documents (e.g., copyrighted material) are not publicly available
to read or download through that Webpage. 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, Director, 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. Michael M.X. Buchet, OSHA, Office of 
Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, Room N-3468, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20210; telephone 202-693-2020; e-mail address buchet.michael@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health invites interested parties to submit 
nominations for membership on ACCSH.
    Background. ACCSH is a continuing advisory committee established 
under Section 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act 
(Construction Safety Act)(40 U.S.C. 3704(d)(4)), to advise the 
Secretary of Labor in formulating construction safety and health 
standards as well as on policy matters arising under the Construction 
Safety Act (CSA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 
(OSH Act)(29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.). In particular, 29 CFR 1911.10(a) and 
1912.3(a) provide that the Assistant Secretary shall consult ACCSH 
whenever the Agency proposes any safety or health standard that affects 
the construction industry.
    ACCSH operates in accordance with the CSA, the OSH Act, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA)(5 U.S.C. App. 2), and regulations issued 
pursuant to those statutes (29 CFR part 1912, 41 CFR part 102-3). ACCSH 
generally meets two to four times a year.
    ACCSH membership. ACCSH is comprised of 15 members appointed by the 
Assistant Secretary. The categories of ACCSH membership and the number 
of new members to be appointed are:
     Five members who are qualified by experience and 
affiliation to present the viewpoint of employers in the construction 
industry: Two employer representatives will be appointed;
     Five members who are similarly qualified to present the 
viewpoint of employees in the construction industry: Two employee 
representatives will be appointed;
     Two representatives of State safety and health agencies: 
One representative of State safety and health agencies will be 
appointed;
     Two public members, qualified by knowledge and experience 
to make a useful contribution to the work of ACCSH, such as those who 
have professional or technical experience and competence with 
occupational safety and health in the construction industry: One public 
representative will be appointed; and
     One representative designated by the Department of Health 
and Human Services and appointed by the Secretary of Labor serves an 
indefinite term: No appointment is needed.
    ACCSH members serve staggered two-year terms, unless they resign, 
cease to be qualified, become unable to serve, or are removed (29 CFR 
1912.3(e)). A qualified ACCSH member whose term has expired may 
continue to serve until a successor is appointed. ACCSH members may be 
appointed to successive terms. Any member absent from two consecutive 
ACCSH meetings may be removed or replaced. No member of ACCSH, other 
than members who represent employers or employees, shall have an 
economic interest in any proposed rule that affects the construction 
industry (29 CFR 1912.6).
    The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the 
workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse ACCSH membership. Any 
interested person or organizations may nominate one or more individuals 
for membership on ACCSH. Interested persons also are invited and 
encouraged to submit statements in support of particular nominees.
    Submission requirements. Nominations must include the following 
information:
    (1) Nominee's contact information (address, telephone, e-mail) and 
current employment or position;
    (2) Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior 
membership on ACCSH and other relevant organizations and associations;
    (3) Categories of membership (employer, employee, public, State 
safety and health agency) that the nominee is qualified to represent;
    (4) A summary of background, experience and qualifications that 
addresses the nominee's suitability for each of the nominated 
membership categories;
    (5) Articles or other documents the nominee has authored that 
indicate the nominee's knowledge, experience and expertise in 
occupational safety and health, particularly as it pertains to the 
construction industry; and
    (6) A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is 
willing to regularly attend and participate in ACCSH meetings, and has 
no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on ACCSH.
    Member selection. Information received through this nomination 
process in addition to other relevant sources of information will 
assist the Assistant Secretary in selecting members for ACCSH. In 
selecting ACCSH members, the Assistant Secretary will consider 
individuals nominated in response to this Federal Register notice as 
well as other qualified individuals. OSHA will publish the list of new 
ACCSH members in the Federal Register.

Public Participation

    Instructions for submitting nominations: All nominations, 
supporting documents, attachments and other materials must identify the 
Agency name and the docket number for this notice (Docket No. OSHA-
2010-0005). You may submit materials: (1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, 
(2) by FAX, or (3) by hard copy. You may 
supplement electronic submissions by attaching electronic files. 
Alternatively, if you wish to supplement electronic submissions with 
hard copy documents you must submit them to the OSHA Docket Office and 
clearly identify your electronic submission by Agency name and docket 
number (Docket No. OSHA-2010-0005), so that the materials can be 
attached to the electronic submission.
    Materials submitted by mail may experience significant delays 
because of security-related procedures. For information about security 
procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, express 
delivery, messenger or courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket 
Office.
    All submissions, including personal information provided, will be 
posted in the docket without change, therefore, OSHA cautions 
interested parties about submitting personal information such as social 
security numbers and birth dates.
    Guidance on submitting nominations and supporting materials is 
available on-line at http://www.regulations.gov and from the OSHA 
Docket Office.
    Access to docket. All submissions in response to this Federal 
Register notice are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; 
however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly 
available to read or download from that Web page. All submissions, 
including materials not available on-line, are available for inspection 
and copying at the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section). For 
information about accessing materials in Docket No. OSHA-2010-0005, 
including materials not available on-line, contact the OSHA Docket 
Office.
    Access to Federal Register notice. Electronic copies of this 
Federal Register document are available at http://www.regulations.gov. 
This document, as well as news releases and other relevant information, 
is available at OSHA's Web page at http://www.osha.gov.

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 (40 U.S.C. 3704), the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), 29 CFR part 1912, 41 CFR part 102-3, 
and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 5-2007 (72 FR 31160).

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 7th day of April 2010.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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