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• Publication Date: 10/07/2010
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 75:62147-62148
• Title: Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

 
[Federal Register: October 7, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 194)]
[Notices]               
[Page 62147-62148]
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-2010-0031]

 
Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health 
(FACOSH)

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

ACTION: Announcement of meeting and member appointments.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health 
(FACOSH) will meet October 21, 2010, in Washington, DC. FACOSH is 
comprised of 16 members; eight representing federal agency management 
and eight from labor organizations representing federal employees. On 
July 1, 2010, the Secretary appointed eight persons to FACOSH. This 
Federal Register notice also announces these appointments.

DATES: FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Thursday, October 21, 2010.
    Submission of comments, requests to speak, and requests for special 
accommodations: Comments, requests to speak at the FACOSH meeting, and 
request for special accommodations to attend the FACOSH meeting must be 
submitted (postmarked, sent, transmitted) by October 14, 2010.

ADDRESSES: FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet in the Great Hall, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20210.
    Submission of comments and requests to speak: Comments and requests 
to speak at the FACOSH meeting, identified by Docket No. OSHA-2010-0031
, may be submitted by any of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit materials, including attachments, 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the online instructions for making 
submissions.
    Facsimile: If your submission, 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: You must provide one copy of your submission to the OSHA 
Docket Office, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 
889-5627). Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger and courier 
service) are accepted during the Department of Labor's and OSHA Docket 
Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t.
    Requests for special accommodations for FACOSH meeting: Submit 
requests for special accommodations by telephone, e-mail or hard copy 
to Ms. Veneta Chatmon, OSHA, Office of Communications, Room N-3647, 
U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20210; telephone (202) 693-1999; e-mail chatmon.veneta@dol.gov.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and 
docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2010-0031).
Because of security-related procedures, submissions 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 making submissions by hand delivery, express 
delivery, and messenger or courier service. For additional information 
on submitting comments and requests to speak, see the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section below.
    Comments and requests to speak, including any personal information 
provided, will be posted without change at 
http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested 
parties about submitting certain 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-2010-0031 at 
http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the 
address above. All documents in the docket are listed in the 
http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, 
some documents (e.g., copyrighted material) are 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: For press inquiries: Ms. MaryAnn 
Garrahan, OSHA, Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, 
Room N-3647, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone (202) 693-1999.
    For general information: Mr. Francis Yebesi, OSHA, Office of 
Federal Agency Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3622, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2122;
 e-mail ofap@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
FACOSH Meeting

    FACOSH will meet Thursday, October 21, 2010, in Washington, DC. All 
FACOSH meetings are open to the public.
    FACOSH is authorized by 5 U.S.C. 7902, section 19 of the 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 668), 
and Executive Order 12196 to advise the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) 
on all matters relating to the occupational safety and health of 
Federal employees. This includes providing advice on how to reduce and 
keep to a minimum the number of injuries and illnesses in the Federal 
workforce and how to encourage each Federal Executive Branch Department 
and Agency to establish and maintain effective occupational safety and 
health programs. The tentative agenda for the FACOSH meeting includes:
     Federal Advisory Committee Act requirements;
     New FACOSH Bylaws and Operating Procedures;
     Emerging Issues Subcommittee update;
     Strategic Planning to determine priorities for FACOSH, 
including consideration of: Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) in 
federal agencies; OSHA overseas coverage of Federal civilian employees; 
motor vehicle safety for the Federal workforce; outreach and training; 
and any other issues identified by FACOSH.
    FACOSH meetings are transcribed and detailed minutes of the 
meetings are prepared. Meeting transcripts, minutes and other materials 
presented at the meeting are included in the FACOSH meeting record, 
which is posted at http://www.regulations.gov.

Public Participation

    FACOSH meetings are open to the public. Interested persons may 
submit a request to make an oral presentation to FACOSH by one of the 
methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. The request must state the 
amount of time requested to speak, the interest represented (e.g., 
organization name), if any, and a brief outline of the presentation. 
Requests to address FACOSH may be granted as time permits and at the 
discretion of the FACOSH chair.
    Interested persons also may submit comments, including data and 
other information, using any of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES 
section. OSHA will provide all submissions to FACOSH members prior to 
the meeting and put them in the public docket for that meeting.
    Individuals who need special accommodations and wish to attend the 
FACOSH meeting must contact Ms. Chatmon by any of the methods listed in 
the ADDRESSES section.

Submissions and Access to Meeting Record

    You may submit comments, requests to speak and requests for special 
accommodations (1) electronically, (2) by facsimile, or (3) by hard 
copy. All submissions, including attachments and other materials, must 
identify the Agency name and the OSHA docket number for this notice 
(Docket No. OSHA-2010-0031). You may supplement electronic submissions 
by uploading documents electronically. If, instead, you wish to submit 
hard copies of supplementary documents, you must submit one copy to the 
OSHA Docket Office using the instructions in the ADDRESSES section. The 
additional materials must clearly identify your electronic submission 
by name, date and docket number.
    Because of security-related procedures, the use of regular mail may 
cause a significant delay in the receipt of submissions. For 
information about security procedures concerning the delivery of 
submissions by hand, express delivery, messenger or courier service, 
please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 889-5627).

    Meeting transcripts and minutes as well as written comments and 
requests to speak are included in the public record of the FACOSH 
meeting (Docket No. OSHA-2010-0031). Written comments and requests to 
speak are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. 
Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting certain 
personal information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates. 
Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov 
index, some documents (e.g., copyrighted material) are not publicly 
available to read or download through that Web page. All submissions, 
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and 
copying at the OSHA Docket Office.
    Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov to make 
submissions and to access the docket and exhibits is available at that 
Web page. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about 
materials not available through the Web page and for assistance in 
using the Internet to locate submissions and other documents in the 
docket.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at 
http://www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and 
other relevant information, is also available at OSHA's Web page at 
http://www.osha.gov.

Announcement of FACOSH Appointments

    FACOSH is comprised of 16 members; eight representing federal 
agency management and eight from labor organizations representing 
federal employees. On July 1, 2010, the Secretary appointed eight 
persons to FACOSH. The Secretary appointed the following persons from 
labor organizations representing Federal employees:
     William Dougan, National Federation of Federal Employees;
     Deborah Kleinberg, Seafarers International Union;
     Colleen Kelly, National Treasury Employees Union;
     William Kojola, AFL-CIO; and
     William "Chico" McGill, International Brotherhood of 
Electrical Workers.
    The Secretary appointed the following persons as representatives of 
Federal agency management:
     Curtis Bowling, U.S. Department of Defense;
     John Sepulveda, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and
     Thomas Yun, U.S. Department of State.
    In addition, the Secretary has appointed Robin Heard, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture (USDA), to complete the unexpired term of a 
FACOSH management member from the USDA who is no longer able to serve 
on the Council.

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 19 of the Occupational Safety 
and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and regulations issued 
under FACA (41 CFR part 102-3), section 1-5 of Executive Order 12196, 
and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 4-2010 (75 FR 55335 (9/10/2010)).

    Signed at Washington, DC, this fourth day of October, 2010.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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