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• Publication Date: 08/02/2012
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 77: 46126-46127
• Standard Number: 1912
• Title: Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 149 (Thursday, August 2, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46126-46127]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18878]

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2012-0003]


Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
(MACOSH)

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

ACTION: Request for nomination of members to serve on the Maritime
Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health.

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SUMMARY: OSHA invites interested persons to submit nominations for
membership on the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety
and Health.

DATES: You must submit nominations for MACOSH membership (Postmarked,
Sent, Transmitted, or Received) by September 17, 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 eRulemaking
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;
    Regular mail, express mail, hand delivery, and messenger or courier
service: You may submit nominations and supporting materials to the
OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2012-0003, U.S. Department of
Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210.
Deliveries (express mail, hand (courier) delivery, and messenger
service) are accepted during the Docket Office's normal business hours,
8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and
docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2012-
0003). Because of security-related procedures, submissions by regular
mail may result in a significant delay in receipt. Please contact the
OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures for making
submissions by express mail, hand (courier) delivery, and messenger
service.
    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
and birthdates.
    Docket: To read or download submissions in response to this Federal
Register notice, go to Docket No. OSHA-2012-0003 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 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 about MACOSH: Ms. Amy Wangdahl, Director,
Office of Maritime and Agriculture, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor,
Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210;
telephone: (202) 693-2086; email wangdahl.amy@dol.gov.
    For copies of this Federal Register notice: 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,
are also available at OSHA's Web page at: http://www.osha.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health invites interested persons to submit
nominations for membership on MACOSH.
    Background. The Secretary of Labor and OSHA plan to recharter
MACOSH for two years when the current charter expires on January 25,
2013. MACOSH is a Federal Advisory Committee established under the
authority of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) (29
U.S.C. 651 et seq.), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 5 U.S.C.
App. 2, and regulations issued pursuant to those statutes (29 CFR part
1912, 41 CFR part 102-3). The Committee advises the Secretary of Labor
on matters relating to occupational safety and health programs,
enforcement, new initiatives, and standards for the maritime industries
of the United States, which include longshoring, marine terminals, and
shipyard employment. OSHA invites persons interested in serving on
MACOSH to submit their names for consideration for Committee
membership.
    MACOSH reports to the Secretary of Labor through OSHA, and
functions solely as an advisory body. MACOSH provides recommendations
and advice to the Department of Labor and OSHA on various policy issues
pertaining to safe and healthful employment in the maritime industries.
The Secretary of Labor consults with MACOSH on various subjects,
including: Ways to increase the effectiveness of safety and health
standards that apply to the maritime industries, injury and illness
prevention, the use of stakeholder partnerships to improve training and
outreach initiatives, and ways to increase the national dialogue on
occupational safety and health. In addition, MACOSH provides advice on
enforcement initiatives that will improve the working conditions and
the safety and health of workers in the maritime industries. The
Committee meets approximately 3-4 times per year. Committee members
serve without compensation, but OSHA provides travel and per diem
expenses.
    MACOSH Membership: MACOSH consists of not more than 15 members
appointed by the Secretary of Labor. The Agency seeks committed MACOSH
members who have a strong interest in the safety and health of workers
in the maritime industries. The U.S. Department of Labor is committed
to equal opportunity in the workplace. The Secretary of Labor will
appoint members to create a broad-based, balanced and diverse committee
reflecting the shipyard and longshoring industries, and representing
affected interests such as employers, employees, safety and health
professional organizations, government organizations with interests or
activities related to the maritime industry, academia, and the public.
    Nominations of new members or resubmissions of former or current
members will be accepted in all categories of membership. Interested
persons may nominate themselves or submit the name of another person
whom they believe to be interested in, and qualified to serve on,
MACOSH. Nominations also may be submitted by organizations from one of
the categories listed above.
    Submission requirements: Nominations must include the following
information:
    (1) Nominee's contact information and current employment or
position;
    (2) Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior
membership on MACOSH and other relevant organizations and associations;
    (3) Maritime industry interest (e.g., employer, employee, public,
state safety and health agency, academia) that the nominee is qualified
to represent;
    (4) A summary of the background, experience, and qualifications
that addresses the nominee's suitability for membership; and
    (5) A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is
willing to regularly attend and participate in MACOSH meetings, and has
no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on MACOSH.
    OSHA will conduct a basic background check of candidates before
their appointment to MACOSH. The background check will involve
accessing publicly available, internet-based sources.
    Member selection. The Secretary of Labor will select MACOSH members
on the basis of their experience, knowledge, and competence in the
field of occupational safety and health, particularly in the maritime
industries. Information received through this nomination process, and
other relevant sources of information, will assist the Secretary of
Labor in appointing members to MACOSH. In selecting MACOSH members, the
Secretary of Labor will consider individuals nominated in response to
this Federal Register notice, as well as other qualified individuals.
OSHA will publish a list of MACOSH members in the Federal Register.

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 29 U.S.C. 655(b)(1) and 656(b), 5
U.S.C. App. 2, Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912), and
29 CFR part 1912.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on July 30, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2012-18878 Filed 8-1-12; 8:45 am]
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