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• Publication Date: 05/21/2010
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 75:28661-28663
• Standard Number: 1912a.4; 1912a.2
• Title: ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH).

[Federal Register: May 21, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 98)]
[Notices]               
[Page 28661-28663]
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-2010-0012]

 
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health 
(NACOSH)

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

ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on the National Advisory 
Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH).

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

DATES: Nominations for NACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent or 
received) by July 20, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations for NACOSH, identified by OSHA 
Docket No. OSHA-2010-0012, by any of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments, 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions on-line for submitting 
nominations.
    Facsimile: If your nomination, 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: Submit three copies of your nominations to the OSHA Docket 
Office, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (OSHA's TTY number 
is (877) 889-5627). Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and 
courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor's and 
Docket Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t.
    Instructions: All nominations for NACOSH must include the Agency 
name and docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. 
OSHA-2010-0012). All submissions in response to this Federal Register 
notice, including personal information provided, will be posted without 
change at http://www.regulations.gov. 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, 
messenger or courier service. For additional information on submitting 
nominations, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
    Docket: To read or download submissions, go to http://www.regulations.gov. 
All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. 
Although listed in the index, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) 
is 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: Ms. Deborah Crawford, OSHA, 
Directorate of Evaluation and Analysis, Room N-3641, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone 
(202) 693-1932; fax (202) 693-1641; e-mail address
crawford.deborah@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health 
invites interested individuals to submit nominations for membership on 
NACOSH.
    NACOSH is authorized by section 7(a) of the Occupational Safety and 
Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 656) to advise the Secretary of 
Labor and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters 
relating to the administration of the OSH Act. NACOSH is a continuing 
advisory body and operates in compliance with provisions in the OSH 
Act, the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.), and 
regulations issued pursuant to those laws (29 CFR 1912a, 41 CFR part 
102-3).

NACOSH Membership

    NACOSH is comprised of 12 members, all of whom the Secretary of 
Labor appoints. Nominations will be accepted for five positions (29 CFR 
1912a.2). The composition of the committee and categories of new 
members to be appointed are as follows:
     Four public representatives--Two will be appointed;
     Two management representatives--One will be appointed;
     Two labor representatives;
     Two occupational safety professional representatives--One 
will be appointed; and,
     Two occupational health professional representatives--One 
will be appointed.
    Pursuant to 29 CFR 1912a.2, the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services (HHS) designates one of the public representatives and the 
representative from the occupational health professions for appointment 
by the Secretary of Labor. OSHA will provide to HHS all nominations and 
supporting materials for those membership categories.
    NACOSH members serve staggered two-year terms, unless they become 
unable to serve, resign, cease to be qualified to serve or is removed 
by the Secretary of Labor. If a vacancy occurs before a term expires, 
the Secretary may appoint for the remainder of the unexpired term a new 
member who represents the same interest as the predecessor. NACOSH 
members may be appointed to successive terms. The committee meets at 
least two times a year (29 CFR 1912a.4).
    Any interested person or organization may nominate one or more 
qualified persons for membership. Nominations must include the 
following information:
     The nominee's contact information and current occupation 
or position;
     The nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior 
membership on NACOSH or other OSHA advisory committees or other 
relevant organizations, associations, and committees;
     The categories of membership (employer, employee, public, 
safety professional, health professional) that the candidate is 
qualified to represent;
     A summary of the background, experience, and 
qualifications that demonstrates the nominee's suitability for each of 
the nominated membership categories;
     Articles or other documents the nominees has authorized 
that indicate the nominee's knowledge, experience, and experience in 
occupational safety and health; and
     A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, 
is willing to regularly attend and participate in NACOSH meetings for a 
two-year term, and has no conflicts of interest that would preclude 
membership on NACOSH.

Membership Selection

    NACOSH members will be selected upon the basis of their experience 
and competence in the field of occupational safety and health (29 CFR 
1912a.2). The information received through this nomination process, in 
addition to other relevant sources of information, will assist the 
Secretary of Labor in appointing members to serve on NACOSH. In 
selecting NACOSH members, the Secretary of Labor will consider 
individuals nominated in response to this Federal Register notice, as 
well as other qualified individuals.
    The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to bringing greater 
diversity of thought, perspective and experience to its advisory 
committees. Nominees from all races, gender, age and disabilities are 
encouraged to apply.

Public Participation--Submission of Nominations and Access to Docket

    You may submit nominations (1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, 
the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or
 (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments and other 
material must identify the Agency name and docket number for this 
Federal Register notice (OSHA Docket No. OSHA-2010-0012). You may 
supplement electronic nominations by uploading document files 
electronically. If, instead, you wish to mail additional materials in 
reference to an electronic or fax submission, you must submit three 
copies to the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section). The 
additional materials must clearly identify your electronic nomination 
by name, date, and docket number so OSHA can attach them to your 
nomination.
    Because of security-related procedures, the use of regular mail may 
cause 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.
    All 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 birthdates. Although all submissions are 
listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., 
copyrighted material) is 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.
    Guidance on submitting nominations and materials and accessing 
submissions in response to this Federal Register notice is available at 
http://www.regulations.gov and from the OSHA Docket Office. Contact the 
OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available 
through http://www.regulations.gov and for assistance in submitting 
nominations and using the internet to locate docket submissions.
    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, also are available at OSHA's Webpage 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), 29 CFR 1912a, and Secretary of 
Labor's Order No. 5-2007 (71 FR 31160).


    Signed at Washington, DC, on May 17, 2010.
 David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2010-12175 Filed 5-20-10; 8:45 am]
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