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• Publication Date: 11/07/2012
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 77: 66870-66872
• Standard Number: 1911.10(a); 1912.3(a); 1912.6; 1912
• Title: Request for nominations for membership on ACCSH

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 216 (Wednesday, November 7, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66870-66872]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27208]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2012-0011]


Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)

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

ACTION: Request for nominations for membership on ACCSH.

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and
Health (OSHA Assistant Secretary) invites interested persons to submit
nominations for membership on ACCSH.

DATES: Nominations for ACCSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent,
transmitted, or received) by January 7, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials by one
of the following methods:
    Electronically: Nominations, including attachments, may be
submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-
Rulemaking 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; or
    Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger or courier
service: Submit your nominations and supporting materials to the OSHA
Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2012-0011, Room N-2625, U.S. Department
of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone
(202) 693-2350 (TTY number (877) 889-5627). The Department of Labor and
OSHA's Docket Office accepts deliveries by hand, express mail,
messenger, and courier service are accepted during normal business
hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t.
    Instructions: All nominations and supporting materials must include
the Agency name and docket number for this Federal Register notice
(Docket No. OSHA-2012-0011). Because of security-related procedures, submitting
nominations by regular mail may result in a significant delay in their
receipt. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about
security procedures for submitting nominations by hand delivery,
express delivery, and messenger or courier service. For additional
information on submitting nominations, see the ``Public Participation''
heading in the Supplementary Information section below.
    All submissions in response to this Federal Register notice,
including personal information provided, are posted without change at
http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested persons
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-2012-0011 at http://www.regulations.gov.
All documents in the docket are listed 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 Additional Information

    For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, OSHA, Office of
Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-1999; email
meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    For general information: Mr. Damon Bonneau, OSHA Directorate of
Construction, Room N-3468, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone 202-693-2020; email
bonneau.damon@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary invites interested
persons to submit nominations for membership on ACCSH.
    Background. ACCSH is a continuing advisory committee established
under Section 107(e) of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards
Act (40 U.S.C. 3701, 3704(d)), generally known as the Construction
Safety Act (CSA), to advise the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) in the
formulation of construction safety and health standards, as well as on
policy matters arising under the CSA and the Occupational Safety and
Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.). In particular, 29 CFR
1911.10(a) and 1912.3(a) provide that the Assistant Secretary shall
consult with ACCSH whenever the Agency proposes any safety or health
standard that affects the construction industry.
    ACCSH operates in accordance with the CSA, the OSH Act, 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). ACCSH
generally meets two to four times a year.
    ACCSH membership. ACCSH is comprised of 15 members who the
Secretary appoints.
    The categories of ACCSH membership, and the number of new members
to be appointed, are:
     Five members who are qualified by experience and
affiliation to present the viewpoint of employers in the construction
industry--three employer representatives will be appointed;
     Five members who are similarly qualified to present the
viewpoint of employees in the construction industry--three employee
representatives will be appointed;
     Two representatives of State safety and health agencies--
one representative from a State safety and health agency will be
appointed;
     Two public members, qualified by knowledge and experience
to make a useful contribution to the work of ACCSH, such as those who
have professional or technical experience and competence with
occupational safety and health in the construction industry--one public
representative will be appointed; and
     One representative the Secretary of the Department of
Health and Human Services designates and the Secretary appoints--no new
appointment will be made.
    ACCSH members generally serve staggered two-year terms, unless they
resign, cease to be qualified, become unable to serve, or the Secretary
removes them (29 CFR 1912.3(e)). The Secretary may appoint ACCSH
members to successive terms. No member of ACCSH, other than members who
represent employers or employees, shall have an economic interest in
any proposed rule that affects the construction industry (29 CFR
1912.6).
    The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the
workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse ACCSH membership. Any
interested person or organizations may nominate more than one
individual for membership on ACCSH. Interested persons also are invited
and encouraged to submit statements in support of nominees.
    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 ACCSH and other relevant organizations and associations;
    (3) Categories of membership (employer, employee, public, State
safety and health agency) that the nominee is qualified to represent;
    (4) A summary of the background, experience, and qualifications
that addresses the nominee's suitability for each of the nominated
membership categories;
    (5) Articles or other documents the nominee has authored that
indicate the nominee's knowledge, experience, and expertise in
occupational safety and health, particularly as it pertains to the
construction industry; and
    (6) A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is
willing to regularly attend and participate in ACCSH meetings, and has
no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on ACCSH.
    Member selection. ACCSH members are selected on the basis of their
experience, knowledge, and competence in the field of occupational
safety and health, particularly as it pertains to the construction
industry. Information, received through this nomination process, in
addition to other relevant sources of information, will assist the
Secretary in appointing members to ACCSH. In selecting ACCSH members,
the Secretary will consider individuals nominated in response to this
Federal Register notice, as well as other qualified individuals.

Public Participation

    Instructions for submitting nominations. All nominations,
supporting documents, attachments, and other materials must identify
the Agency name and the docket number for this Federal Register notice
(Docket No. OSHA-2012-0011). You may submit materials: (1)
Electronically, (2) by FAX, or (3) by hard copy. You may supplement
electronic submissions by attaching electronic files. If you wish to
supplement electronic submissions with hard copy documents, you must
submit them to the OSHA Docket Office and clearly identify your
electronic submission by Agency name and docket number (Docket No.
OSHA-2012-0011) so the materials can be attached to your electronic
submission.
    Because of security-related procedures, materials submitted by
regular mail may experience significant delays. For information
about security procedures concerning materials
delivered by hand, express delivery, and messenger or courier service,
please contact the OSHA Docket Office.
    All submissions, including personal information provided, will be
posted in the docket without change. Therefore, OSHA cautions
interested parties about submitting personal information such as Social
Security numbers and birthdates. Guidance on submitting nominations and
supporting materials is available on-line at http://www.regulations.gov
and from the OSHA Docket Office.
    Access to docket. All submissions in response to this Federal
Register notice are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index;
however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly
available to read or download from that Web page. All submissions,
including materials not available on-line, are available for inspection
and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. For information about accessing
materials in Docket No. OSHA-2012-0011, including materials not
available on-line, contact the OSHA Docket Office.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register document are available
at http://www.regulations.gov. This document, as well as news releases
and other relevant information, also is available at OSHA's 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 (29 U.S.C. 656), section 107 of the Contract Work
Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. 3704), the Federal Advisory
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), 29 CFR part 1912, 41 CFR part 102-3,
and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on November 2, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2012-27208 Filed 11-6-12; 8:45 am]
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