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||National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
[Federal Register: June 11, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 111)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2009-0012]
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on NACOSH.
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
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.-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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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
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-
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
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.
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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