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• Publication Date: 05/25/2012
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 77: 31398-31399
• Standard Number: 1912a
• Title: National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 102 (Friday, May 25, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31398-31399]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12771]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2012-0019]


National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
(NACOSH)

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

ACTION: Announcement of meetings of the National Advisory Committee on
Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) and NACOSH Work Groups.

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SUMMARY: NACOSH will meet June 20, 2012, in Washington, DC. In
conjunction with the committee meeting, NACOSH Work Groups will meet on
June 19, 2012.

DATES: NACOSH meeting: NACOSH will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
    NACOSH Work Group meetings: NACOSH Work Groups will meet Tuesday,
June 19, 2012. (For Work Group meeting times, see the NACOSH Work Group
section in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.)
    Submission of comments, requests to speak, speaker presentations
and requests for special accommodations: Comments, requests to speak at
the NACOSH meeting, speaker presentations, and requests for special
accommodations for the NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group meetings must be
submitted (postmarked, sent, transmitted) by June 11, 2012.

ADDRESSES: NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group meetings: NACOSH and its Work
Groups will meet in Room N3437 A/B/C, 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 NACOSH
meeting and speaker presentations, identified by the docket number in
this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2012-0019), 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, messenger or courier service: You may
submit your materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2012-
0019, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue
NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (TTY (887) 889-
5627). Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, courier service) are
accepted during the Department of Labor's and OSHA Docket Office's
normal business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t., weekdays.
    Requests for special accommodations: Please submit requests for
special accommodations for the NACOSH and NACOSH 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 (220) 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-
0019). Because of security-related procedures, submission by regular
mail may result in significant delay in receipt. Please contact the
OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures for making
submissions. For additional information about submitting comments,
requests to speak and speaker presentations see the SUPPLEMENTARY
INFORMATION section of this notice.
    Comments, requests to speak and speaker presentations, including
personal information provided, will be placed in the public docket and
may be available online. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties
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, U.S. Department of Labor,
Room N3647, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210;
telephone (202) 693-1999; meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    For general information: Ms. Deborah Crawford, OSHA, Directorate of
Evaluation and Analysis, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3641, 200
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-
1932; email crawford.deborah@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

NACOSH Meeting

    NACOSH will meet Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in Washington, DC.
NACOSH meetings are open to the public.
    Section 7(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH
Act) (29 U.S.C. 651, 656) authorizes NACOSH to advise the Secretaries
of Labor, and Health and Human Services, on matters relating to the
administration of the OSH Act. NACOSH is a continuing advisory body and
operates in compliance with the OSH Act, the Federal Advisory Committee
Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and regulations issued pursuant to those laws
(29 CFR 1912a, 41 CFR part 102-3).
    The tentative agenda of the NACOSH meeting includes:
     Remarks from the Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA);
     Remarks from the Director of the National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH);
     OSHA Directorate of Standards and Guidance presentation on
the Hazard Communication final rule and the Globally Harmonized System
for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) Standard;
     OSHA enforcement program updates;
     Presentation on recent changes and improvements in OSHA's
Whistleblower Program;
     Presentation on the joint NIOSH-OSHA fall prevention in
construction campaign;
     NACOSH Work Group reports and Committee administrative
business; and
     Discussions on emerging issues.
    OSHA transcribes NACOSH meetings and prepares detailed minutes of
the meetings. OSHA places the meeting transcripts and minutes in the
public record of the NACOSH meeting. The public record also includes
Work Group reports, speaker presentations, comments and other materials
submitted to NACOSH.

NACOSH Work Groups

    NACOSH existing Work Groups, Injury and Illness Prevention Programs
and Recordkeeping, will meet June 19, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.,
respectively.
    OSHA is establishing a new NACOSH Effectiveness Measures Work Group
to provide OSHA with recommendations on approaches to measure the
effectiveness of OSHA's strategies, programs and activities. This Work
Group will meet at 3:30 p.m., June 19.
    The Work Groups will report back to the full committee at the June
20, 2012, NACOSH meeting.

Public Participation

    NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group meetings. NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group
meetings are open to the public. Any individual 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 photo identification to enter the building.
Please contact Ms. Crawford for additional information about building
security measures for attending the NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group
meetings.
    Individuals needing special accommodations to attend NACOSH and
NACOSH Work Group meetings should contact Ms. Chatmon.
    Submission of written comments, requests to speak and speaker
presentations: Interested parties must submit written comments,
requests to speak at the NACOSH meeting and speaker presentations by
June 11, 2012, using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES
section. All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number
for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2012-0019). OSHA will
provide submissions to NACOSH members prior to the meeting.
    Because of security-related procedures, submission by regular mail
may result in significant delay in receipt. Please contact the OSHA
Docket Office for information about security procedures for making
submissions by hand delivery, express delivery, messenger or courier
service.
    Requests to speak must state the amount of time requested to speak,
the interest the individual represents (e.g., organization name), if
any, and a brief outline of the presentation. Electronic speaker
presentations (e.g., PowerPoint) must be compatible with PowerPoint
2010 and other Microsoft 2010 formats. Requests to address NACOSH may
be granted as at the discretion of the NACOSH chair and as time
permits.
    Public docket of the NACOSH meeting: OSHA puts comments, requests
to speak and speaker presentations, including any personal information
you provide, in the public record of this NACOSH meeting without change
and those documents may be available online at http://www.regulations.gov.
Therefore, OSHA cautions individuals about
submitting certain personal information such as social security numbers
and birthdates.
    OSHA also puts the meeting transcripts and minutes, Work Group
reports and other documents from the NACOSH meeting in the public
record of the NACOSH meeting. Although all submissions are listed in
the http://www.regulations.gov index, some documents (e.g., copy-
righted materials) are not publicly available to read or download
through that Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material,
are available for inspection and copying in the OSHA Docket Office.
    To read or download documents in the public record of the NACOSH
meeting, go to Docket No. OSHA-2012-0019 at http://www.regulations.gov.
Please contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials
not available through that Web site and for assistance in using the
Internet to locate submissions and other 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, also is available at the OSHA Web site 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 (U.S.C. 656), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5
U.S.C. App. 2); 29 CFR part 1912a; 41 CFR part 102-3; and Secretary of
Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912 1/25/2012).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on May 22, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2012-12771 Filed 5-24-12; 8:45 am]
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