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||Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
[Federal Register: April 5, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 65)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No OSHA-2011-0007]
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Notice of MACOSH Membership and Meeting Announcement
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,
ADDRESSES: MACOSH meeting: MACOSH will meet in room N-3437 A/B/C, U.S.
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC
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
Facsimile: If your submission, including attachments, does
not exceed 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202)
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
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
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
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
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
Kelly Garber, APL Limited
Robert Godinez, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers--Iron Ship
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
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
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
Signed at Washington, DC, on March 30, 2011.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2011-7920 Filed 4-4-11; 8:45 am]
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