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• Publication Date: 11/23/2011
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 76: 72445-72446
• Standard Number: 1911.10(a); 1911; 1912; 1912.3(a); 1912.3(e); 1912.3(i); 1912.6
• Title: Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 226 (Wednesday, November 23, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72445-72446]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-30194]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2011-0124]


Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)

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

ACTION: Request for nominations of members to serve on ACCSH.

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SUMMARY: OSHA invites interested persons to submit nominations for 
membership on ACCSH.

DATES: Nominations for ACCSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent, 
transmitted, or received) by January 23, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials by one 
of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments, 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-Rulemaking 
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, and messenger or courier 
service: You may submit nominations and supporting materials to the 
OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2011-0124, 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-2011-0124). 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" heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
    OSHA will post submissions in response to this Federal Register 
notice, including personal information provided, without change at 
http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties 
about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers 
and birthdates.
    Docket: To read or download submissions in response to this Federal 
Register notice, go to Docket No. OSHA-2011-0124 at http://www.regulations.gov. 
All documents in the docket are available 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.

For Additional Information

    For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, OSHA, Office of 
Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-1999, email 
address meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    For general information: Mr. Francis Dougherty, OSHA, Office of 
Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, Room N-3468, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone (202) 693-2020; email address dougherty.francis@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health invites interested persons to submit 
nominations for membership on ACCSH.
    Background. ACCSH is a continuing advisory committee established 
under Section 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act 
(Construction Safety Act (CSA))(40 U.S.C. 3704(d)(4)), to advise the 
Secretary of Labor (Secretary) in formulating construction safety and 
health standards, as well as on policy matters arising under the CSA 
and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act)(29 U.S.C. 
651 et seq.). In particular, 29 CFR 1911.10(a) and 1912.3(a) provide 
that the Assistant Secretary shall consult with ACCSH whenever the 
Agency proposes any occupational safety or health standard that affects 
the construction industry.
    ACCSH operates in accordance with the CSA, the OSH Act, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and regulations issued 
pursuant to those statutes (29 CFR parts 1911 and 1912, 41 CFR part 
102-3). ACCSH generally meets two to four times a year.
    ACCSH membership. ACCSH consists of 15 members appointed by the 
Secretary.
    The categories of ACCSH membership, the total number of members in 
each category, and the number of new members to be appointed in each 
category, are:
     Five members who are qualified by experience and 
affiliation to present the viewpoint of employers in the construction 
industry: three new employer representatives will be appointed;
     Five members who are similarly qualified to present the 
viewpoint of employees in the construction industry: three new employee 
representatives will be appointed;
     Two representatives of State safety and health agencies: 
one new representative will be appointed;
     Two public members, qualified by knowledge and experience 
to make a useful contribution to the work of ACCSH, such as those who 
have professional or technical experience and competence with 
occupational safety and health in the construction industry: one new 
public representative will be appointed; and
     One representative designated by the Department of Health 
and Human Services and appointed by the Secretary: no new appointment 
will be made in this category.
    ACCSH members normally serve staggered two-year terms, unless they 
resign, cease to be qualified, become unable to serve, or are removed 
by the Secretary (29 CFR 1912.3(e)). At the discretion of the 
Secretary, a qualified ACCSH member whose term has expired may continue 
to serve until a successor is appointed (29 CFR 1912.3(i)). The 
Secretary may appoint ACCSH members to successive terms. No member of 
ACCSH, other than members who represent employers or employees, shall 
have an economic interest in any proposed rule that affects the 
construction industry (29 CFR 1912.6).
    The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the 
workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse ACCSH membership. Any 
interested person or organizations may nominate one or more individuals 
for membership on ACCSH. Interested persons also are invited and 
encouraged to submit statements in support of particular nominees.
    Submission requirements. Nominations must include the following 
information:
    (1) Nominee's contact information and current employment or 
position;
    (2) Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior 
membership on ACCSH and other relevant organizations and associations;
    (3) Categories of membership (employer, employee, public, State 
safety and health agency) that the nominee is qualified to represent;
    (4) A summary of the 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 
construction industry; and
    (6) A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is 
willing to regularly attend and participate in ACCSH meetings, and has 
no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on ACCSH.
    Member selection. The Secretary will select ACCSH members on the 
basis of their experience, knowledge, and competence in the field of 
occupational safety and health, particularly in the construction 
industry. Information, received through this nomination process, and 
other relevant sources of information, will assist the Secretary in 
appointing members to ACCSH. In selecting ACCSH members, the Secretary 
will consider individuals nominated in response to this Federal 
Register notice, as well as other qualified individuals. OSHA will 
publish the list of new ACCSH members in the Federal Register.

Public Participation

    Instructions for submitting nominations. All nominations, 
supporting documents, attachments, and other materials must identify 
the Agency name and the docket number for this notice (Docket No. OSHA-
2011-0124). You may submit materials: (1) Electronically, (2) by FAX, 
or (3) by hard copy. You may supplement electronic submissions by 
attaching electronic files. Alternatively, if you wish to supplement 
electronic submissions with hard copy documents, you must submit them 
to the OSHA Docket Office and clearly identify your electronic 
submission by Agency name and docket number (Docket No. OSHA-2011-0124) 
so that the Docket Office can attach the materials to the electronic 
submission.
    Because of security-related procedures, materials submitted by mail 
may experience significant delays. For information about security 
procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, express 
delivery, and messenger or courier service, please contact the OSHA 
Docket Office.
    OSHA will post all submissions, including personal information 
provided, in the docket without change; therefore, OSHA cautions 
interested parties about submitting personal information such as Social 
Security numbers and birthdates. Guidance on submitting nominations and 
supporting materials is available on-line at http://www.regulations.gov 
and from the OSHA Docket Office.
    Access to the docket. All submissions in response to this Federal 
Register notice are available in the http://www.regulations.gov index; 
however, some documents (e.g., copyrighted material) are not publicly 
available to read or download from that Web page. All submissions, 
including materials not available on-line, are available for inspection 
and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. For information about accessing 
materials in Docket No. OSHA-2011-0124, including materials not 
available on-line, contact the OSHA Docket Office.
    Access to this Federal Register notice. 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 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 7 of the Occupational Safety and 
Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 656), Section 107 of the Contract Work 
Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. 3704), the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), 29 CFR part 1912, 41 CFR part 102-3, 
and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 4-2010 (75 FR 55335).

    Signed at Washington, DC, this November 17, 2011.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2011-30194 Filed 11-22-11; 8:45 am]
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