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• Publication Date: 05/18/2011
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 76: 28816-28818
• Title: Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 96 (Wednesday, May 18, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28816-28818]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-12190]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2011-0061]


Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
(FACOSH)

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

ACTION: Announcement of meeting and member appointment.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
(FACOSH) will meet June 7, 2011, in Washington, DC. On January 12,
2011, the Secretary appointed one person to FACOSH. This Federal
Register notice also announces this appointment.

DATES: FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday,
June 7, 2011.
    Submission of comments, requests to speak, and requests for special
accommodations: Comments, requests to speak at the FACOSH meeting, and
requests for special accommodations to attend the FACOSH meeting must
be submitted (postmarked, sent, transmitted) by May 31, 2011.

ADDRESSES: FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet in C-5521 Room 4, 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-2011-
0061, may be submitted 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 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 submit a 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-2011-
0061). Because of security-related procedures, submissions by regular
mail may result in a significant delay in their receipt. Please contact
the OSHA Docket Office 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 persons about submitting certain
personal information such as social security numbers and birthdates.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Ms. Diana
Petterson, Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor, 200
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202)-693-
1898; e-mail petterson.diana@dol.gov.
    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 Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 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:
     Emerging Issues Subcommittee update on its analysis of
Permissible Exposure Limits applicable to Federal agencies;
     Training Subcommittee update on its review of occupational
safety and health training requirements for Federal workers and
requirements of the Safety and Health Management and Industrial Hygiene
OPM job series;
     Presentation on the Department of Labor national outreach
initiative to protect workers from heat-related illnesses and its
application to Federal workers; and
     Update on a national outreach initiative to protect
workers from the hazard of distracted driving and its application to
Federal workers,
    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 one 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 one of the methods listed in
the ADDRESSES section.

Submissions and Access to Public 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-2011-0061). You may supplement electronic submissions
by uploading documents electronically. If, instead, you wish to submit
hard copies of supplementary documents, you must submit a 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).
    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.
    Meeting transcripts, minutes, written comments and requests to
speak are included in the public record of the FACOSH meeting. To read
or download documents in the public record, go to Docket No. OSHA-2011-
0061 at http://www.regulations.gov or to the OSHA Docket Office.
Although all documents in the public listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index,
some documents (e.g., copyrighted material) are not publicly
available to read or download through that Webpage.
All documents in the public record, 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
Webpage. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials
not available through the Webpage and for assistance in using the
Internet to locate documents in the public record.
    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

    The Secretary has appointed Mr. Edward A. Hamilton, Sr., U.S.
Department of Justice, to complete the unexpired term of a FACOSH
management member who is no longer able to serve on the Council. FACOSH
is comprised of 16 members; eight who represent Federal agency
management and eight from labor organizations that represent Federal
employees.

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, on May 13, 2011.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2011-12190 Filed 5-17-11; 8:45 am]
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