[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 226 (Wednesday, November 23, 2011)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-30194]
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
The categories of ACCSH membership, the total number of members in
each category, and the number of new members to be appointed in each
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
(1) Nominee's contact information and current employment or
(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
(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.
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
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
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.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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