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• Publication Date: 04/13/2012
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 77: 22355-22356
• Title: Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 72 (Friday, April 13, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22355-22356]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8872]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2012-0006]


Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
(FACOSH)

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

ACTION: Announcement of FACOSH meeting and member appointments.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
(FACOSH) will meet May 3, 2012, in Washington, DC. This Federal
Register notice also announces the appointment of seven individuals to
serve on FACOSH.

DATES: FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday,
May 3, 2012.
    Submission of comments, requests to speak, speaker presentations,
and requests for special accommodations: You must submit (postmark,
send, transmit) comments, requests to speak at the FACOSH meeting,
speaker presentations, and requests for special accommodations to
attend the meeting by April 23, 2012.

ADDRESSES:
    FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet in Room N-4437 A-D, U.S.
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210.
    Submission of comments, requests to speak, and speaker
presentations: You may submit comments, requests to speak at the FACOSH
meeting, and speaker presentations using 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; or
    Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, or messenger/courier
service: You may submit materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No.
OSHA-2012-0006, 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 or courier
service) are accepted during the Department's and the OSHA Docket
Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t.
    Requests for special accommodations to attend the FACOSH meeting:
You may 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-2012-
0006). 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,
requests to speak, and speaker presentations, see the SUPPLEMENTARY
INFORMATION section below.
    OSHA will post comments, requests to speak, and speaker
presentations, including any personal information provided, without
change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions
interested parties about submitting certain personal information, such
as Social Security numbers and birthdates.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
    For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, 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 May 3, 2012, in Washington, DC. FACOSH meetings
are open to the public. The tentative agenda for the FACOSH meeting
includes:
     Revised recommendations on permissible exposure limits
(PELs) from FACOSH's Emerging Issues--PELs Work Group;
     Proposed changes to the Federal Agency Recordkeeping rule;
and
     H1N1 recommendations the Secretary of Labor (Secretary)
recently approved.
    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 11612, as amended, to advise the 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.
    OSHA transcribes and prepares detailed minutes of FACOSH meetings.
The Agency puts transcripts, minutes, and other materials presented at
the meeting in the public record of the FACOSH meeting, which is posted
at http://www.regulations.gov.

Public Participation, Submissions, and Access to Public Record

    FACOSH meetings: FACOSH meetings are open to the public.
Individuals attending meetings at the U.S. Department of Labor must
enter the building at the Visitors' Entrance, 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 FACOSH meeting, please contact Ms. Chatmon (see ADDRESSES section).
    Please submit your request for special accommodations to attend the
FACOSH meeting to Ms. Chatmon.
    Submission of requests to speak and speaker presentations. You may
submit a request to speak to FACOSH about the topics of the meeting and
speaker presentations by one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES
section. Your request must state:
     The amount of time you request to speak;
     The interest you represent (e.g., organization name), if
any; and,
     A brief outline of your presentation.
    PowerPoint speaker presentations and other electronic materials
must be compatible with PowerPoint 2003 and other Microsoft Office 2003
formats.
    The FACOSH chair may grant requests to address FACOSH at his
discretion and as time and circumstances permits.
    Submission of written comments. You also may submit written
comments, including data and other information, using any of the
methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. Your submissions, including
attachments and other materials, must identify the agency name and the
OSHA docket number for this notice (Docket No. OSHA-2012-0006). You may
supplement electronic submissions by uploading documents
electronically. If you wish to submit hard copies of supplementary
documents instead, you must submit them 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, submitting comments,
requests to speak, and speaker presentations by regular mail may cause
a significant delay in their receipt. For information about security
procedures concerning submissions by hand, express delivery, and
messenger or courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket Office
(see ADDRESSES section).
    OSHA will provide copies of your submissions to FACOSH members
prior to the meeting.
    Access to submissions and public record. OSHA places comments,
requests to speak, and speaker presentations, including any personal
information you provide, in the FACOSH public docket without change and
those documents may be available online at http://www.regulations.gov.
Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting certain
personal information, such as Social Security numbers and birthdates.
    OSHA also puts meeting transcripts, minutes, work group reports,
and documents presented at the FACOSH meeting in the public record of
the FACOSH meeting.
    To read or download documents in the public record, go to Docket
No. OSHA-2012-0006 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 public record of the FACOSH meeting is
available at that Web page. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office for
information about materials not available through that Web page and for
assistance for making submissions and obtaining 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 about FACOSH, also is available
at OSHA's Web page at http://www.osha.gov.

Announcement of FACOSH Appointments

    FACOSH is comprised of 16 members; eight representing federal
agency management and eight from labor organizations representing
federal employees. The Secretary has appointed the following
individuals to a three-year term on FACOSH:
    Federal employee representatives:
     Gregory Junemann, International Federation of Professional
and Technical Engineers; and
     Milagro Rodriguez, American Federation of Government
Employees.
    Federal agency management representatives:
     Catherine V. Emerson, U.S. Department of Homeland
Security;
     Rhea S. Suh, U.S. Department of the Interior; and
     Richard S. Williams, National Aeronautics and Space
Administration.
    In addition, the Secretary has appointed Dennis Bushta, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, to complete the unexpired term of a
federal agency management representative who was no longer able to
serve on FACOSH.

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 (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), 41 CFR part 102-3,
section 1-5 of Executive Order 12196 (45 CFR 12729 (7/27/1980)), and
Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912 (1/25/2012)).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on April 9, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2012-8872 Filed 4-12-12; 8:45 am]
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