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• Publication Date: 09/13/2010
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 75:55610-55612
• Standard Number: 1911.10; 1912.3; 1912.6
• Title: Request for nominations of members to serve on ACCSH

 
[Federal Register: September 13, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 176)]
[Notices]               
[Page 55610-55612]
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-2010-0028]

 
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)

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

ACTION: Request for nominations of members to serve on ACCSH.

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

DATES: Nominations for ACCSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent, 
transmitted, or received) by November 12, 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 them to the OSHA 
Docket Office at (202) 693-1648;
    Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger or courier 
service: Submit your nominations and supporting materials to the OSHA 
Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2010-0028, Room N-2625, U.S. Department 
of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone 
(202) 693-2350 TTY number (877) 889-5627. Deliveries by hand, express 
mail, messenger, and courier service are accepted during the 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-2010-0028). 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, 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.
    Docket: To read or download submissions in response to this Federal 
Register notice, go to Docket No. OSHA-2010-0028 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 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    For press inquiries: Ms. MaryAnn Garrahan, Acting Director, OSHA, 
Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
1999.
    For general information: Mr. Francis Dougherty, 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 dougherty.francis@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of OSHA 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 (CSA))(40 U.S.C. 3704(d)(4)), to advise the 
Secretary of Labor (Secretary) in formulating construction safety and 
health standards, as well as on policy matters arising under the 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 with 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 
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: three employer representatives will be appointed;
     Five members who are similarly qualified to present the 
viewpoint of employees in the construction industry: three employee 
representatives will be appointed;
     Two representatives of State Plan State safety and health 
agencies: one State Plan State representative 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: No new appointment 
will be made.
    ACCSH members normally serve staggered two-year terms, unless they 
resign, cease to be qualified, become unable to serve, or are removed 
by the Secretary (29 CFR 1912.3(e)). At the discretion of the 
Secretary, a qualified ACCSH member whose term has expired may continue 
to serve until a successor is appointed. The Secretary may appoint 
ACCSH members to successive terms. Any member absent from two 
consecutive ACCSH meetings may be removed and 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 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 the 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. ACCSH members will be selected on the basis of 
their experience, knowledge, and competence in the field of 
occupational safety and health, particularly in the construction 
industry. Information, received through this nomination process, in 
addition to other relevant sources of information, will assist the 
Secretary in appointing members to ACCSH. In selecting ACCSH members, 
the 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-
2010-0028). You may submit materials: (1) Electronically, (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-2010-0028) 
so that the materials can be attached to the electronic submission.
    Because of security-related procedures, materials submitted by mail 
may experience significant delays. For information about security 
procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, express 
delivery, and 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 birthdates. 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 Webpage. All submissions, 
including materials not available on-line, are available for inspection 
and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. For information about accessing 
materials in Docket No. OSHA-2010-0028, including materials not 
available on-line, contact the OSHA Docket Office.
    Access to this 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, 
also is 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), 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 September, 2010.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2010-22695 Filed 9-10-10; 8:45 am]
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