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• Publication Date: 09/28/2011
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 76: 60085-60086
• Standard Number: 1912a
• Title: National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 28, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60085-60086]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-24878]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2011-0065]


National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
(NACOSH)

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

ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on NACOSH.

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and
Health requests nominations for membership on NACOSH.

DATES: Nominations for NACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent or
received) by November 28, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations for NACOSH, identified by OSHA
Docket No., OSHA-2011-0065, by any of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments,
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions on-line for submitting
nominations.
    Facsimile: If your nomination, 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 may submit your nomination to the OSHA Docket Office, Room
N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW.,
Washington DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (OSHA's TTY number is
(877) 889-5627). Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger and courier
service) are accepted during the Department of Labor's and Docket
Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.--4:45 p.m., E.T.
    Instructions: All nominations for NACOSH must include the Agency
name and docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No.
OSHA-2011-0065). Submissions in response to this Federal Register
notice, including personal information provided, will be posted without
change at http://www.regulations.gov. 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, at the address above, 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
    Docket: To read or download submissions, go to http://www.regulations.gov.
All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index.
Although listed in the index, some information (e.g., copyrighted material)
is 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: Deborah Crawford, OSHA, Directorate of
Evaluation and Analysis, Room N-3641, U.S. Department of Labor, 200
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
1932; e-mail address crawford.deborah@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health invites interested individuals to submit
nominations for membership on NACOSH. The terms of seven NACOSH members
will expire on March 31, 2012.
    The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C.
656) authorizes NACOSH to advise the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) and
the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on matters relating to
the administration of the OSH Act. NACOSH is a continuing advisory body
and operates in compliance with the OSH Act, the Federal Advisory
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and regulations implementing those
laws (29 CFR 1912a, 41 CFR part 101-6 and 102-3).
    NACOSH is comprised of 12 members, all of whom the Secretary
appoints (29 CFR 1912a.2). The composition of the Committee and
categories of new members to be appointed are as follows:
     Four public representatives--two will be appointed;
     Two management representatives--one will be appointed;
     Two labor representatives--two will be appointed;
     Two occupational safety professional representatives--one
will be appointed; and,
     Two occupational health professional representatives--one
will be appointed.
    Pursuant to 29 CFR 1912a.2, HHS will designate one public and one
occupational health professional for appointment by the Secretary. OSHA
will provide to HHS all nominations and supporting materials for those
membership categories.
    NACOSH members serve for staggered of two-year terms, unless the
member becomes unable to serve, resigns, ceases to be qualified to
serve, or is removed by the Secretary of Labor. If a vacancy occurs
before a term expires, the Secretary may appoint a new member who
represents the same interest as the predecessor to serve for the
remainder of the unexpired term. The committee meets at least two times
a year (29 CFR 1912a.4).
    Any individual or organization may nominate one or more qualified
persons for membership. Nominations must include the nominee's name,
occupation or current position, and contact information. The nomination
also must identify the category that the candidate is qualified to
represent, and include a resume of the nominee's background,
experience, and qualifications. In addition, the nomination must state
that the nominee is aware of the nomination and is willing to serve on
NACOSH for a two-year term.
    NACOSH members will be selected upon the basis of their knowledge,
experience and competence in the field of occupational safety and
health (29 CFR 1912a.2). The information received through this
nomination process, in addition to other relevant sources of
information, will assist the Secretary in appointing members to serve
on NACOSH. In selecting NACOSH members, the Secretary will consider
individuals nominated in response to this Federal Register notice, as
well as other qualified individuals.
    Before candidates are appointed, the U.S. Department of Labor
(Department) conducts a basic background check using publicly
available, Internet-based sources.
    The Department is committed to bringing greater diversity of
thought, perspective and experience to its advisory committees. In
addition, the Department encourages nominees of all races, gender, age,
disabilities and sexual orientation to apply.
Public Participation--Submission of Nominations and Access to Docket
    You may submit nominations (1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov,
the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax);
 or (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments and other
material must identify the Agency name and docket number for this
Federal Register notice (OSHA Docket No. OSHA-2011-0065). 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 three
copies to the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section). The
additional materials must clearly identify your electronic nomination
by name, date, and docket number so OSHA can attach them to your
nomination. 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).
    Submissions are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov.
Therefore, OSHA cautions individuals about submitting personal
information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates.
Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index,
some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is 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.
Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Website to submit
comments and access the docket is available at the Website. Contact the
OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available
through the Web site and for assistance in using the internet to locate
docket submissions.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register document are available
at http://www.regulations.gov. This document, as well as news releases
and other relevant information, also are available at OSHA's Webpage 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 7 of the Occupational Safety and
Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 656), 29 CFR 1912a, and Secretary of
Labor's Order No. 4-2010 (75 FR 55355, 9/10/2010).

    Signed at Washington, DC on September 22, 2011.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2011-24878 Filed 9-27-11; 8:45 am]
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