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• Publication Date: 04/05/2011
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 76: 18798-18800
• Standard Number: 1912
• Title: Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)

[Federal Register: April 5, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 65)]
[Notices]               
[Page 18798-18800]
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-2011-0007]

 
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health 
(MACOSH)

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

ACTION: Notice of MACOSH Membership and Meeting Announcement

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C., App. 2), and after 
consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of 
Labor announced on January 10, 2011, her intention to reestablish the 
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) 
as being in the public interest (76 FR 1460). She signed the MACOSH 
charter on January 25, 2011, which, pursuant to FACA, will expire after 
two years on January 25, 2013. On March 29, 2011, the Secretary of Labor 
selected and approved 15 members to serve on the Committee. MACOSH will 
contribute to OSHA's performance of the duties imposed by the Occupational 
Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.).
    The first meeting of the reestablished MACOSH Committee will be 
held on April 19 and 20, 2011, in Washington, DC.

DATES: MACOSH meeting: MACOSH will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 
April 19 and 20, 2011.
    Submission of written statements, requests to speak, and requests 
for special accommodation: Written statements, requests to speak at the 
MACOSH meeting, and requests for special accommodations for the MACOSH 
meeting must be submitted (postmarked, sent, transmitted) by April 11, 
2011.

ADDRESSES: MACOSH meeting: MACOSH will meet in room N-3437 A/B/C, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20210.
    Submission of written statements and requests to speak: You may 
submit written statements and requests to speak at the MACOSH meeting, 
identified by docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket 
No. OSHA-2011-0007), by one 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 entering 
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, messenger, or courier service: 
Submit three copies of your submissions 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) 899-5627). 
Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, or courier service) are 
accepted during the Department of Labor's and the OSHA Docket Office's 
normal business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. E.T.
    Requests for special accommodation: Submit requests for special 
accommodations for the MACOSH meeting by hard copy, telephone, or e-
mail to Ms. Veneta Chatmon, OSHA, Office of Communications, Room N-
3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20110; 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-2011-
0007). Because of security-related procedures, submissions by regular 
mail may result in a significant delay in receipt. Please contact the 
OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures for making 
submissions by hand delivery, express delivery, messenger, or courier 
service.
    Written statements and requests to speak, including personal 
information provided, will be placed in the public docket and may be 
available online. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about 
submitting personal information such as social security numbers and 
birthdates.
    Docket: To read or download documents in the public docket for this 
MACOSH meeting, go to http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the 
public docket are listed in the index; however, some documents (e.g., 
copyrighted material) are not publicly available to read or download 
through http://www.regulations.gov. All submissions are available for 
inspection and, where permitted, copying at the OSHA Docket Office at 
the address above. For information on using http://www.regulations.gov 
to make submissions or to access the docket, click on the "Help" tab 
at the top of the Home page. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for 
information about materials not available through that Web site 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 
on the OSHA webpage at http://www.osha.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Camilla F. 
McArthur, OSHA's 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 about MACOSH and this meeting: Mr. Joseph 
V. Daddura, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2080; e-mail 
Daddura.Joseph@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The maritime industry has historically experienced a high incidence 
of work-related fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. OSHA has targeted 
this industry for special attention due to that experience. This 
targeting has included development of guidance or outreach materials 
specific to the industry, rulemakings to update requirements, and other 
activities. MACOSH will advise the Secretary through the Assistant 
Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on matters 
relevant to the safety and health of employees in the maritime 
industry. The Committee's advice will result in more effective 
enforcement, training and outreach programs, and streamlined regulatory 
efforts. The Committee will function solely as an advisory body, in 
compliance with the provisions of FACA and OSHA's regulations covering 
advisory committees (29 CFR Part 1912).

II. Appointment of Committee Members

    OSHA received nominations of highly qualified individuals in 
response to the Agency's request for nominations (75 FR 13785, March 
23, 2010). The Secretary has selected to serve on the Committee the 
following individuals who have broad experience relevant to the issues 
to be examined by the Committee. The MACOSH members are:

Karen Conrad, North Pacific Fishing Vessel Owners' Association
Phillip Dovinh, Sound Testing, Inc.
Captain Cheryl Fairfield Estill, P.E., National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Michael J. Flynn, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace 
Workers
Kelly Garber, APL Limited
Robert Godinez, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers--Iron Ship 
Builders
Lesley E. Johnson, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Charles R. Lemon, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
George S. Lynch, Jr., International Longshoremen's Association
Christopher John McMahon, United States Maritime Administration (DOT)
Tim Podue, International Longshore and Warehouse Union
Donald Raffo, General Dynamics
Arthur T. Ross, Texas Terminals L.P.
Kenneth A. Smith, United States Coast Guard
James R. Thornton, American Industrial Hygiene Association

III. Meeting

    All MACOSH meetings and workgroup meetings are open to the public. 
All interested persons are invited to attend the MACOSH full-committee 
and workgroup meetings at the times and places listed above. The 
tentative agenda of the April 19, 2011 MACOSH meeting will include: 
OSHA activities updates from the Directorate of Standards and Guidance, 
the Directorate of Enforcement Programs, the Directorate of Technical 
Support and Emergency Management, and the Directorate of Cooperative 
and State Programs; and presentations on ethics; the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act; and administrative functions. The workgroups will meet 
from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on April 20, 2011 in Room N-3437 A/B/C, 
and report back to the full committee at 1:30 p.m. The workgroups will 
discuss topics on which they may focus for the duration of this charter 
of the Committee.
    Public Participation: Interested parties may submit a request to 
make an oral presentation to MACOSH by any one of the methods listed in 
the ADDRESSES section above. 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 
MACOSH may be granted as time permits and at the discretion of the 
MACOSH chair.
    Interested parties may also submit written statements, including 
data and other information, using any one of the methods listed in the 
ADDRESSES section above. OSHA will provide all submissions to MACOSH 
members prior to the meeting. Individuals who need special 
accommodations to attend the MACOSH meeting should contact Ms. Chatmon 
by one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section.

    Authority: David Michaels, PhD, MPH, Assistant Secretary of 
Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation 
of this notice under the authority granted by Sections 6(b)(1) and 
7(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 
655, 656), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), 
Secretary of Labor's Order 4-2010 (75 FR 55355), and 29 CFR part 
1912.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on March 30, 2011.
David Michaels,
 Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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