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• Publication Date: 11/16/2011
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 76: 71077-71078
• Title: Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 221 (Wednesday, November 16, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71077-71078]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-29590]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2011-0192]


Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health 
(FACOSH)

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

ACTION: Announcement of FACOSH meeting and renewal of FACOSH charter.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health 
(FACOSH) will meet Thursday, December 1, 2011, in Washington, DC. This 
Federal Register notice also announces the renewal of the FACOSH 
charter.

DATES: FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Thursday, December 1, 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 November 25, 2011.

ADDRESSES: FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet in Room N-3437 A/B/C, 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-
0192, 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 may submit your comments and requests 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, email 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; email chatmon.veneta@dol.gov.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and 
docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2011-
0192). 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: Mr. Francis 
Meilinger, OSHA, Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, 
Room N-3647, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone (202) 693-1999; email meilinger.francis2@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; email ofap@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

FACOSH Meeting

    FACOSH will meet Thursday, December 1, 2011, in Washington, DC. 
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 (E.O.) 11612, as amended, 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 report and recommendation 
regarding its analysis of Permissible Exposure Limits applicable to 
Federal agencies;
     Training Subcommittee report and recommendations update;
     Protecting Our Workers and Ensuring Reemployment (POWER) 
end-of-year report; and
     Strategic Planning for charter period 2011--2013.
    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. In particular, OSHA requests comment on issues and ideas for 
FACOSH to consider in the committee's Strategic Planning for 2011-13 
discussion. 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 and requests to speak (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-2011-0192). 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-
0192 at http://www.regulations.gov. Although all meeting documents are 
listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some documents (e.g., 
copyrighted material) are not publicly available to read or download 
through that Web page. All meeting documents, 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 
Web page. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about 
materials not available through the Web page 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.

Renewal of FACOSH Charter

    On September 30, 2011, President Obama continued FACOSH for two 
years through September 30, 2013 (E.O. 13585, 76 FR 62281 (10/7/2011)). 
In response, on October 19, 2011, the Secretary renewed the FACOSH 
charter. The FACOSH charter is available to read or download on the 
FACOSH page on the OSHA Web page at http://www.osha.gov.

Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., 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. 2) and regulations issued under 
FACA (41 CFR part 102-3), section 1-5 of Executive Order 12196 (45 FR 
12729 (7/27/1980)), and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 4-2010 (75 FR 
55335 (9/10/2010)).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on November 10, 2011.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2011-29590 Filed 11-15-11; 8:45 am]
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