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• Publication Date: 11/29/2011
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 76: 73687-73689
• Standard Number: 1911; 1911.10; 1912; 1912.3; 1926.100
• Title: Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 229 (Tuesday, November 29, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 73687-73689]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-30564]


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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: Announcement of meetings of the Advisory Committee on 
Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) and ACCSH Work Groups, and ACCSH 
appointments.

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SUMMARY: ACCSH will meet December 15-16, 2011, in Washington, DC. In 
conjunction with the ACCSH meeting, ACCSH Work Groups will meet 
December 13-14, 2011. This notice also announces the appointment of 
a new ACCSH member and ACCSH chair.

DATES: ACCSH meeting: ACCSH will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, 
December 15, 2011, and from 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, December 16, 2011.
    ACCSH Work Group meetings: ACCSH Work Groups will meet Tuesday, 
December 13-14, 2011. (For Work Group meeting times, see the Work Group 
schedule in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.)
    Written comments, requests to speak, speaker presentations, and 
requests for special accommodation: Comments, requests to address the 
ACCSH meeting, speaker presentations (written or electronic), and 
requests for special accommodations for ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group 
meetings must be submitted (postmarked, sent, transmitted) by December 
7, 2011.

ADDRESSES: ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group meetings: ACCSH and ACCSH Work 
Group meetings will be held in Room N-3437 A-C, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210.
    Submission of comments, requests to speak, and speaker 
presentations: Interested persons may submit comments, requests to 
speak at the ACCSH meeting, and speaker presentations using one of the 
following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit materials, including attachments, 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the on-line instructions for submissions.
    Facsimile (Fax): If your submission, including attachments, does 
not exceed 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 
693-1648.
    Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: 
You may submit your comments, requests to speak, and speaker 
presentations 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 (877) 889-5627). 
Deliveries (hand deliveries, express mail or messenger or 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., weekdays.
    Requests for special accommodations: Please submit requests for 
special accommodations to attend the ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group 
meetings 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-
0124). Due to security-related procedures, submissions by regular mail 
may experience significant delays. Please contact the OSHA Docket 
Office for information about security procedures for making 
submissions. For additional information on submitting comments, 
requests to speak, and speaker presentations, see the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this notice.
    Comments, requests to speak, and speaker presentations, including 
any personal information provided, will be posted without change at 
http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions individuals about 
submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers and 
birthdates.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 meilinger.francis@osha.gov.
    For general information about ACCSH and ACCSH meetings: Mr. Francis 
Dougherty, OSHA, Directorate of Construction, Room N-3468, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone (202) 693-2020; email dougherty.francis@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

ACCSH Meeting

    ACCSH will meet December 15-16, 2011, in Washington, DC. The 
meeting is open to the public.
    ACCSH is authorized to advise the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) 
and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health 
(Assistant Secretary) in the formulation of standards affecting the 
construction industry, and on policy matters arising in the 
administration of the safety and health provisions under the Contract 
Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (Construction Safety Act) (40 
U.S.C. 3701 et seq.) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 
(29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) (see also 29 CFR 1911.10 and 1912.3).
    The tentative agenda for this meeting includes:
     Welcome/Remarks from the Office of the Assistant 
Secretary;
     Update from the Directorate of Construction on OSHA's 
outreach efforts, enforcement issues; and rulemaking projects;
     Update on NIOSH Programs;
     Presentation from the Seattle Tunnel and Rail Team 
(START);
     ACCSH's consideration of, and recommendations on, the 
following OSHA proposed rules:
    [cir] Direct final rule/proposed rule to update personal protective 
equipment standards on head protection for construction work (29 CFR 
1926.100); and
    [cir] Proposed rule on Standards Improvement Project (SIP) IV;
     Sewage treatment plant failure presentation from the 
Office of Engineering Services;
     Update from the Directorate of Technical Support and 
Emergency Management;
     Backing operations presentation;
     Committee and Work Group Administration and Reports; and
     Public comment period.
    ACCSH meetings are transcribed and detailed minutes of the meetings 
are prepared. OSHA places the transcript and minutes in the public 
docket for the meeting. The docket also includes ACCSH Work Group 
reports, speaker presentations, comments, and other materials submitted 
to the Committee.

ACCSH Work Group Meetings

    In conjunction with the ACCSH meeting, the following ACCSH Work 
Groups will meet on December 13, 2011:
     Backing Operations 10:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
     Prevention through Design 1 to 3 p.m.
     Construction Health Hazard 3:10 to 5:10 p.m.
    The following ACCSH Work Groups will meet on December 14, 2011:
     Reinforced Concrete in Construction 8 to 10 a.m.
     Injury and Illness Prevention Programs 10:10 a.m. to 12:10 
p.m.
     Multilingual Issues, Diversity, Women in Construction 1 to 
3 p.m.
    ACCSH Work Group meetings are open to the public. For additional 
information on ACCSH Work Group meetings or participating in them, 
please contact Mr. Dougherty or look on the ACCSH page on OSHA's Web 
page at http://www.osha.gov.

Public Participation, Submissions, and Access to Public Record

    ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group meetings: ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group 
meetings are open to the public. Individuals attending meetings at the 
U.S. Department of Labor must enter the building at the visitors entrance, 
at 3rd and C Streets NW., and pass through building security. Attendees 
must have valid government-issued photo identification to enter the building. 
For additional information about building security measures for attending 
the ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group meetings, please contact Ms. Chatmon 
(See ADDRESSES section).
    Individuals needing special accommodations to attend the ACCSH and 
ACCSH Work Group meetings also should contact Ms. Chatmon.
    Submission of written comments: Interested persons may submit 
comments using one of the methods in the ADDRESSES section. All 
submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this 
ACCSH meeting (Docket No. OSHA-2011-0124). OSHA will provide copies of 
submissions to ACCSH members.
    Because of security-related procedures, submissions by regular mail 
may experience significant delays. For information about security 
procedures for submitting materials by hand delivery, express mail or 
messenger or courier service, contact the OSHA Docket Office (see 
ADDRESSES section).
    Requests to speak and speaker presentations: Individuals who want 
to address ACCSH at the meeting must submit their requests to speak and 
their written or electronic presentations (e.g., PowerPoint) by 
December 7, 2011, using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES 
section. The request must state the amount of time requested to speak, 
the interest the presenter represents (e.g., business, organization, 
affiliation), if any, and a brief outline of the presentation. 
PowerPoint presentations and other electronic materials must be 
compatible with PowerPoint 2003 and other Microsoft Office 2003 
formats.
    Alternately, at the ACCSH meeting, individuals may request to 
address ACCSH briefly by signing the public-comment request sheet and 
listing the topic(s) to be addressed. They also must provide 20 hard 
copies of any materials, written or electronic, they want to present to 
ACCSH.
    Requests to address the committee may be granted at the ACCSH 
Chair's discretion, and as time and circumstances permit. The Chair 
will give first preference to those individuals who filed speaker 
requests and presentations by December 7, 2011.
    Public docket of the ACCSH meeting: OSHA places comments, requests 
to speak, and speaker presentations, including any personal information 
you provide, in the public docket of this ACCSH meeting without change 
and may be available online at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, 
OSHA cautions you about submitting personal information such as Social 
Security numbers and birthdates.
    OSHA also places the meeting transcript, meeting minutes, documents 
presented at the ACCSH meeting, Work Group reports, and other documents 
pertaining to the ACCSH meeting in the public docket. These documents 
are made available online at http://www.regulations.gov.
    Access to the public record of ACCSH meetings: To read or download 
documents in the public docket of this ACCSH meeting, go to Docket No. 
OSHA-2011-0124 at http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the 
public record for this meeting are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some documents (e.g., copyrighted 
materials) are not publicly available through that Web page. All 
documents in the public record, including materials not available 
through http://www.regulations.gov, are available for inspection and 
copying in the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section). Please 
contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance making submissions to, or 
obtaining materials from, the public docket.
    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, also are available on the OSHA Web page at 
http://www.osha.gov.

Announcement of ACCSH Appointments

    The Secretary appointed ACCSH Member Erich "Pete" Stafford to be 
the new ACCSH Chair. Mr. Stafford replaces Mr. Frank Migliaccio, former 
ACCSH Chair and member, who announced his retirement at the July 28, 
2011, meeting. In addition, the Secretary appointed Mr. Gerald Ryan, 
Director of Training, Health and Safety for the Operative Plasterers' 
and Masons' International, to serve the remainder of Mr. Migliaccio's 
unexpired term as an ACCSH employee representative. Mr. Ryan's term 
ends on May 18, 2012.

Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, authorized 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 (Construction Safety Act) 
(40 U.S.C. 3704), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), 
29 CFR parts 1911 and 1912, 41 CFR part 102, and Secretary of Labor's 
Order No. 4-2010 (75 FR 55355 (9/10/2010)).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on November 22, 2011.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2011-30564 Filed 11-28-11; 8:45 am]
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