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||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)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0012]
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
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).
SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and
Health invites interested persons to submit nominations for membership
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
Facsimile: If your 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 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
The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
invites interested individuals to submit nominations for membership on
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
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
The nominee's contact information and current occupation
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.
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
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
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.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2010-12175 Filed 5-20-10; 8:45 am]
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