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• Publication Date: 06/11/2009
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 74:27826-27827
• Standard Number: 1912a; 1912a.2; 1912a.4
• Title: National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)

[Federal Register: June 11, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 111)]
[Notices]               
[Page 27826-27827]
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-2009-0012]

 
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health 
(NACOSH)

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

ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on NACOSH.

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SUMMARY: The Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational 
Safety and Health requests nominations for membership on NACOSH.

DATES: Nominations for NACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent or 
received) by July 13, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations for NACOSH, identified by OSHA 
Docket No., OSHA-2009-0012, 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.-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-2009-0012). 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, and 
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: 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: The Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health invites interested individuals to submit 
nominations for membership on NACOSH. The Committee 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. 2), and regulations issued pursuant to 
those laws (29 CFR 1912a, 41 CFR part 101-6 and 102-3).
    NACOSH is comprised of 12 members, all of whom the Secretary of 
Labor appoints, and nominations will be accepted for seven vacancies 
(29 CFR 1912a.2). The composition of the committee and categories of 
new members to be appointed are as follows:
     Four public representatives of whom two will be appointed;
     Two management representatives of whom one will be 
appointed;
     Two labor representatives of whom two will be appointed;
     Two occupational safety professional representatives of 
whom one will be appointed; and
     Two occupational health professional representatives of 
whom one will be appointed.
    Pursuant to 29 CFR 1912a.2, the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services (HHS) will designate for appointment by the Secretary of Labor 
one of the public representatives and the representative from the 
occupational health professions. Therefore, OSHA will provide to HHS 
all nominations and supporting materials for those membership 
categories.
    NACOSH members serve for staggered two-year terms, unless the 
member becomes unable to serve, resigns, ceases to be qualified to 
serve because he or she no longer meets the relevant representational 
requirements, 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. 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 
nominee's name, occupation or current position, and contact 
information. The nomination also must identify the category that the 
candidate is qualified to represent, and include a r[eacute]sum[eacute] 
of the nominee's background, experience, and qualifications. In 
addition, the nomination must state that the nominee is aware of the 
nomination and is willing to serve on NACOSH for a two-year term.
    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. OSHA will publish the new NACOSH 
membership list in the Federal Register.

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-2009-0012). 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 at (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 889-
5627).
    Submissions 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 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. 
Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site to submit 
comments and access the docket is available at the Web site's User Tips 
link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials 
not available through the Web site and for assistance in 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, will be available at OSHA's Web page at 
http://www.osha.gov.

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 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 this 8th day of June 2009.
Jordan Barab,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. E9-13699 Filed 6-10-09; 8:45 am]

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