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• Publication Date: 07/07/2011
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 76: 39902-39904
• Standard Number: 1960
• Title: Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 130 (Thursday, July 7, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39902-39904]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-16897]



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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR



Occupational Safety and Health Administration



[Docket No. OSHA-2011-0116]




Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

(FACOSH)



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



ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on the Federal Advisory

Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH).



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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 FACOSH.



DATES: Nominations for FACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent,

transmitted, or received) by September 6, 2011.



ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials by one

of the following methods:

    Electronically: Nominations, including attachments, may be

submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal

eRulemaking 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, messenger or courier

service: Submit your nominations and supporting materials to the OSHA

Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2011-0116, 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 Department

of Labor's and 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-2011-0116). 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--Submission of Nominations and Access to Docket" heading

in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.

    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 birth dates.



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Mr. Francis

Meilinger, 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 Yebesi, OSHA, Office of

Federal Agency Programs, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Room N-

3622, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW.,

Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2122; e-mail ofap@dol.gov.



SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of OSHA invites

interested parties to submit nominations for membership on FACOSH.

    Background. FACOSH is authorized to advise the Secretary of Labor

(Secretary) on all matters relating to the occupational safety and

health of Federal employees (Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970

(29 U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, Executive Orders 12196 and 13511). 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 the establishment and maintenance of effective occupational

safety and health programs in each Federal agency.

    FACOSH membership. FACOSH is comprised of 16 members, who the

Secretary appoints to staggered terms not to exceed three (3) years.

The Assistant Secretary, who chairs FACOSH, is seeking nominations to

fill six (6) positions on FACOSH that become vacant on January 1, 2012.

The Secretary will appoint the new members to three (3)-year terms.

    The categories of FACOSH membership, and the number of new members

to be appointed, are:

     Eight (8) members are Federal agency management

representatives: three (3) management representatives will be

appointed; and

     Eight (8) members are representatives of labor

organizations representing Federal employees: three (3) Federal

employee representatives will be appointed.

    FACOSH members serve at the pleasure of the Secretary unless the

member is no longer qualified to serve, resigns, or is removed by the

Secretary. The Secretary may appoint FACOSH members to successive

terms. FACOSH meets at least two (2) times a year.

    The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the

workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse FACOSH membership. Any

interested person or organization may nominate one (1) or more

qualified persons for membership on FACOSH. Interested persons also are

invited and encouraged to submit statements in support of particular

nominees.

    Nomination requirements. Nominations must include the following

information:

    1. The nominee's contact information and current occupation or

position;

    2. Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior membership

on FACOSH and other relevant organizations, associations and

committees;

    3. Category of membership (management, labor) the nominee is

qualified to represent;

    4. A summary of the nominee's background, experience and

qualifications that addresses the nominee's suitability for the

nominated membership category;

    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

Federal workforce; and

    6. A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is

willing to regularly attend and participate in FACOSH meetings, and has

no apparent conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on

FACOSH.

    Member selection. The Secretary will appoint FACOSH members based

upon criteria including, but not limited to, the nominee's level of

responsibility for occupational safety and health matters involving the

Federal workforce, experience and competence in occupational safety and

health, and willingness and ability to regularly and fully participate

in FACOSH meetings. Federal agency management nominees who serve as

their agency's Designated Agency Safety and Health Official (DASHO) and

labor nominees who are responsible for Federal employee occupational

safety and health matters within their respective organizations are

preferred as management and labor members, respectively. The

information received through the nomination process, along with other

relevant sources of information, will assist the Secretary in making

appointments to FACOSH. In selecting FACOSH members, the Secretary will

consider individuals nominated in response to this Federal Register

notice, as well as other qualified individuals. OSHA will publish a

list of the new FACOSH members in the Federal Register.



Public Participation--Submission of Nominations and Access to Docket



    Instructions for submitting nominations. Interested parties may

submit nominations and supplemental materials using one of the methods

listed in the ADDRESSES section. All nominations, attachments and other

materials must identify the Agency name and the OSHA docket number for

this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA 2011-0116). You may

supplement electronic nominations by uploading document files

electronically. If, instead, you wish to mail additional materials in

reference to an electronic or FAX submission, you must submit them to

the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section). The additional material

must clearly identify your electronic nomination by Agency name and

docket number (Docket No. OSHA 2011-0116) so that the materials can be

attached to the electronic submission.

    Because of security-related procedures, the use of regular mail may

cause a significant delay in the receipt of nominations. For

information about security procedures concerning the delivery of

materials by hand, express delivery, messenger or courier service,

please contact the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section).

    All submissions in response to this Federal Register notice are

posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA

cautions interested parties about submitting personal information, such

as social security numbers and birth dates. Guidance on submitting

nominations and materials in response to this Federal Register notice

is available at http://www.regulations.gov and from the OSHA Docket

Office.

    Access to docket. To read or download nominations and additional

materials submitted in response to this Federal Register notice, go to

Docket No. OSHA-2011-0116 at http://www.regulations.gov. All

submissions 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 Web page. All submissions,

including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and

copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for

information about materials not available through http://www.regulations.gov and

for assistance in using the internet to locate submissions.

    Access to this Federal Register notice. Electronic copies of this

Federal Register notice are available at http://www.regulations.gov.

This document, as well as news releases and other relevant information,

also is available at OSHA's Web page 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 19 of the Occupational Safety

and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, the Federal

Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App), Executive Order 12196 and 13511,

Secretary of Labor's Order 4-2010 (75 FR 55355, 9/10/2010), 29 CFR Part

1960 (Basic Program Elements of for Federal Employee Occupational

Safety and Health Programs), and 41 CFR Part 102-3.



    Signed at Washington, DC, on June 30, 2011.

David Michaels,

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

[FR Doc. 2011-16897 Filed 7-6-11; 8:45 am]

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