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||National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 143 (Wednesday, July 25, 2012)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18174]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2012-0019]
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on NACOSH.
SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and
Health requests nominations for membership on NACOSH. The terms of four
NACOSH members will expire on December 8, 2012.
DATES: Nominations for NACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent or
received) by September 10, 2012.
ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations for NACOSH, which must include
the docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-
2012-0019), by one of the following methods:
Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments,
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions on-line for submitting
Facsimile: If your nomination, including attachments, does not
exceed 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger or courier
service: Submit your nomination to the OSHA Docket Office, Room N-2625,
U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC
20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (OSHA's TTY number is (877) 889-5627).
Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger and courier service) are
accepted during the Department of Labor's and Docket Office's normal
business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t, weekdays.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Mr. Francis
Meilinger, OSHA, Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor,
Room N3647, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210;
telephone (202) 693-1999; email email@example.com.
For general information: Ms. Deborah Crawford, OSHA, Directorate of
Evaluation and Analysis, Room N3641, U.S. Department of Labor, 200
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
1932; fax (202) 693-1641; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health invites interested individuals to submit
nominations for membership on NACOSH. 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 Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Health and
Human Services on matters relating to the administration of the OSH
Act. NACOSH is a continuing advisory body and operates in accordance
with the OSH Act, the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2),
and regulations issued pursuant to those laws (29 CFR Part 1912a, 41
CFR Part 102-3).
NACOSH is comprised of 12 members, all of whom the Secretary of
Labor appoints. Nominations will be accepted for four vacancies. The
composition of the Committee and categories of new members to be
appointed are as follows:
Four public representatives--one will be appointed;
Two management representatives--one will be appointed;
Two labor representatives--none will be appointed;
Two occupational safety professional representatives--one
will be appointed; and
Two occupational health professional representatives--one
will be appointed.
Pursuant to 29 CFR 1912a.2, the Secretary of Health and Human
Services (HHS) will designate one of the occupational health
professional representatives for appointment by the Secretary of Labor.
Therefore, OSHA will provide to HHS all nominations and supporting
materials for that membership category.
NACOSH members serve for staggered two-year terms, unless the
member becomes unable to serve, resigns, ceases to be qualified to
serve, or is removed by the Secretary of Labor. If a vacancy occurs
before a term expires, the Secretary may appoint a new member who
represents the same interest as the predecessor to serve the remainder
of the unexpired term. The Committee meets at least two times a year
(29 CFR 1912a.4).
Any interested person or organization may nominate one or more
qualified persons for membership on NACOSH. Nominations must include
the nominee's name, occupation or current position, and contact
information. The nomination also must identify the category that the
candidate is qualified to represent, and include a resume of the
nominee's background, experience, and qualifications. In addition, the
nomination must state that the nominee is aware of the nomination and
is willing to serve on NACOSH for a two-year term.
The Secretary of Labor will appoint NACOSH members on the basis of
their experience and competence in the field of occupational safety and
health (29 CFR 1912a.2). The information received through this
nomination process, in addition to other relevant sources of
information, will assist the Secretary of Labor in appointing members
to serve on NACOSH. In appointing NACOSH members, the Secretary of
Labor will consider individuals nominated in response to this Federal
Register notice, as well as other qualified individuals.
The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in
the workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse NACOSH membership. The
Department will conduct a basic background check of nominees before
their appointment using publicly available, Internet-based sources.
Public Participation--Submission of Nominations and Access to Docket
You may submit nominations (1) electronically at http://www.regulations.gov,
the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (FAX); or (3) by hard copy.
All comments, attachments and other material must identify the Agency
name and docket number for this Federal Register notice
(OSHA Docket No. OSHA-2012-0019). You may supplement electronic
nominations by uploading document files electronically.
If, instead, you wish to mail additional materials in
reference to an electronic or fax submission, you must submit them to
the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section). The additional
materials must clearly identify your electronic nomination by name,
date, and docket number so OSHA can attach them to your nomination.
Because of security-related procedures, the use of regular mail may
cause a significant delay in the receipt of nominations. For
information about security procedures concerning the delivery of
materials by hand, express delivery, messenger or courier service,
please contact the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES).
OSHA posts submissions without change at http://www.regulations.gov.
Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal
information such as Social Security numbers and birth dates.
Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index,
some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available
to read or download through http://www.regulations.gov. All submissions,
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying
at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov
to submit comments and access the docket is available on that Web site.
Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not
available through that Web site and for assistance in using the internet
to locate docket submissions.
Electronic copies of this Federal Register document also are
available at http://www.regulations.gov. This document, as well as news
releases and other relevant information, are available at OSHA's 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 (29 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 July 20, 2012.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2012-18174 Filed 7-24-12; 8:45 am]
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