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• Publication Date: 10/22/2012
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 77: 64549-64551
• Standard Number: 1912a
• Title: National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 204 (Monday, October 22, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64549-64551]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25938]


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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 a NACOSH Work Group.

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SUMMARY: NACOSH will meet November 15, 2012, in Washington, DC. In
conjunction with the committee meeting, the NACOSH Effectiveness
Measures Work Group will meet on November 14, 2012.

DATES: NACOSH meeting: NACOSH will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Thursday, November 15, 2012.
    NACOSH Work Group meeting: The NACOSH Effectiveness Measures Work
Group will meet from 1-4 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2012.
    Submission of comments, requests to speak, speaker presentations
and requests for special accommodation: You must submit (postmark,
send, transmit, deliver) comments, requests to speak at the NACOSH
meeting, speaker presentations, and requests for special accommodations
for the NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group meetings by November 2, 2012.

ADDRESSES: NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group meetings: NACOSH and NACOSH
Work Group meetings will meet in Room S-4215 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, which you must identify 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 accommodation: 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 (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-
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.
    OSHA will place in the public docket comments, requests to speak
and speaker presentations, including any personal information you
provide, and they may be available online. 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, 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: 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 Thursday, November 15, 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);
     NACOSH Work Group report and discussion;
     NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group administrative business; and
     Public comments.
    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 Group

    The NACOSH Effectiveness Measures Work Group meeting on November
14, 2012, is open to the public. The purpose of the Work Group is to
provide recommendations to the full NACOSH committee on approaches for
measuring the effectiveness of OSHA's strategies, programs and
activities. The Work Group will report to NACOSH at the November 15,
2012, meeting for discussion by the full Committee.

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 requesting special accommodation to attend NACOSH and
NACOSH Work Group meetings must contact Ms. Chatmon by November 7,
2012.
    Submission of comments, requests to speak and speaker
presentations: Interested persons must submit written comments,
requests to speak at the NACOSH meeting and speaker presentations by
November 7, 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 NACSOH may
be granted as at the discretion of the NACOSH chair and as time
permits.
    Public docket of the NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group meetings: 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 page. 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 page 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 on the OSHA Web page 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 October 17, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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