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• Publication Date: 05/22/2013
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 78: 30337-30338
• Title: Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 99 (Wednesday, May 22, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30337-30338]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12217]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2013-0013]


Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health 
(FACOSH)

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

ACTION: Announcement of FACOSH meeting and member appointments.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health 
(FACOSH) will meet on June 6, 2013, in Washington, DC. This Federal 
Register notice also announces the appointment of seven individuals to 
serve on FACOSH.

DATES: FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, 
June 6, 2013.
    Submission of comments, requests to speak, speaker presentations, 
and requests for special accommodations: You must submit (postmark, 
send, transmit) comments, requests to speak at the FACOSH meeting, 
speaker presentations, and requests for special accommodations to 
attend the meeting by May 23, 2013.

ADDRESSES: FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet in Rooms S-4215 A-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 FACOSH 
meeting, and speaker presentations using 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; or
    Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, or messenger/courier 
service: You may submit materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. 
OSHA-2013-0013, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350, (OSHA's TTY 
(877) 889-5627). Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger/courier 
service) are accepted during the Department's and the OSHA Docket 
Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t., weekdays.
    Requests for special accommodations to attend the FACOSH meeting: 
You may submit requests for special accommodations by telephone, email, 
or hard copy to Ms. Frances Owens, OSHA Office of Communications, Room 
N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-1999; email 
owens.frances@dol.gov.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2013-
0013). Because of security-related procedures, submissions by regular 
mail may result in a significant delay in their receipt. Please contact 
the OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures for 
making submissions by hand delivery, express delivery, and messenger/
courier service. For additional information on submitting comments, 
requests to speak, and speaker presentations, see the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section below.
    OSHA will post comments, requests to speak, and speaker 
presentations, including any personal information provided, without 
change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions 
interested parties about submitting certain personal information, such 
as Social Security numbers and birthdates.

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: Mr. Francis Yebesi, Director, OSHA, Office 
of Federal Agency Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3622, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
2122; email ofap@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

FACOSH Meeting

    FACOSH will meet on June 6, 2013, in Washington, DC. Some FACOSH 
members may attend the meeting electronically. The meeting is open to 
the public.
    The tentative agenda for the FACOSH meeting includes:
     Updates from FACOSH subcommittees; and
     OPM status report regarding changes to GS-0018 job series.
    FACOSH is authorized by 5 U.S.C. 7902; section 19 of the 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 668); 
and Executive Order 11612, as amended, to advise the Secretary of Labor 
(Secretary) on all matters relating to the occupational safety and 
health (OSH) of Federal employees. This includes providing advice on 
how to reduce and keep to a minimum the number of injuries and 
illnesses in the Federal workforce and how to encourage each Federal 
Executive Branch Department and agency to establish and maintain 
effective OSH programs.
    OSHA transcribes and prepares detailed minutes of FACOSH meetings. 
The Agency puts transcripts, minutes, and other materials presented at 
the meeting in the public record of the FACOSH meeting, which is posted 
at http://www.regulations.gov.

Public Participation, Submissions, and Access to Public Record

    FACOSH meetings: FACOSH meetings are open to the public. 
Individuals 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 
government-issued photo identification to enter the building. For 
additional information about building security measures, and requests 
for special accommodations for attending the FACOSH meeting, please 
contact Ms. Owens (see ADDRESSES section).
    Submission of requests to speak and speaker presentations. You may 
submit a request to speak to FACOSH by one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. 
Your request must state:
     The amount of time you request to speak;
     The interest you represent (e.g., organization name), if 
any; and,
     A brief outline of your presentation.
    PowerPoint speaker presentations and other electronic materials 
must be compatible with Microsoft Office 2010 formats. The FACOSH chair 
may grant requests to address FACOSH at his discretion and as time and 
circumstances permits.
    Submission of written comments. You also may submit written 
comments, including data and other information, using any of the 
methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. Your submissions, including 
attachments and other materials, must identify the agency name and the 
OSHA docket number for this notice (Docket No. OSHA-2013-0013). You may 
supplement electronic submissions by uploading documents 
electronically. If you wish to submit hard copies of supplementary 
documents instead, you must submit them to the OSHA Docket Office using 
the instructions in the ADDRESSES section. The additional materials 
must clearly identify your electronic submission by name, date, and 
docket number. OSHA will provide copies of your submissions to FACOSH 
members prior to the meeting.
    Because of security-related procedures, submitting comments, 
requests to speak, and speaker presentations by regular mail may cause 
a significant delay in their receipt. For information about security 
procedures concerning submissions by hand, express delivery, and 
messenger/courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket Office (see 
ADDRESSES section).
    Access to submissions and public record. OSHA places comments, 
requests to speak, and speaker presentations, including any personal 
information you provide, in the FACOSH public docket without change and 
those documents may be available online at http://www.regulations.gov. 
Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting certain 
personal information, such as Social Security numbers and birthdates.
    OSHA also puts meeting transcripts, minutes, workgroup reports, and 
documents presented at the FACOSH meeting in the public record of the 
FACOSH meeting.
    To read or download documents in the public record, go to Docket 
No. OSHA-2013-0013 at http://www.regulations.gov. Although all meeting 
documents are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some 
documents (e.g., copyrighted material) are not publicly available to 
read or download through that Web page. All meeting documents, 
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and 
copying at the OSHA Docket Office.
    Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov to make 
submissions and to access the public record of the FACOSH meeting is 
available at that Web page. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office for 
information about materials not available through that Web page and for 
assistance for making submissions and obtaining 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 about FACOSH, also is available at OSHA's 
Web page at http://www.osha.gov.

FACOSH Appointments

    FACOSH membership is comprised of sixteen members; eight 
representing Federal agency management, and eight from labor 
organizations that represent Federal employees. Management members are 
typically their agency's Designated Agency Safety and Health Official. 
Labor members generally have responsibility for OSH-related matters 
within their organizations. In order to maintain the continuity of 
FACOSH, OSHA appoints members to staggered terms lasting up to three 
years. If a member becomes unable to serve, resigns, or is removed 
before his or her term expires, the Secretary may appoint a new member 
who represents the same interest (management or labor) to serve the 
remainder of the unexpired term. In making appointments, the Secretary 
may consider qualified individuals nominated in response to the Federal 
Register notice, as well as other qualified individuals. The Secretary 
may reappoint members to successive terms.
    OSHA published a request for FACOSH nominations in the Federal 
Register (77 FR 39743 (7/5/2012)). OSHA received 16 nominations. On 
February 11, 2013, the Acting Secretary re-appointed the following 
three individuals to FACOSH:
     Mr. Curtis Bowling, U.S. Department of Defense (management 
representative);
     Mr. William Dougan, National Federation of Federal 
Employees (labor representative); and
     Ms. Deborah Kleinberg, Seafarers International Union/
National Maritime Union (labor representative).

In addition, the Acting Secretary appointed the following four 
individuals to new terms on FACOSH:
     Dr. Joe Hoagland, Tennessee Valley Authority (management 
representative);
     Dr. Gregory Parham, U.S. Department of Agriculture 
(management representative);
     Ms. Lola Ward, National Transportation Safety Board 
(management representative); and
     Ms. Irma Westmoreland, National Nurses United (labor 
representative).

All seven individuals have been appointed to serve three-year terms 
commencing on the date of appointment, and ending on December 31, 2015.

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 19 of the OSH Act (29 U.S.C. 
668); 5 U.S.C. 7902; the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 
U.S.C. App. 2); 41 CFR Part 102-3; section 1-5 of Executive Order 12196 
(45 CFR 12629 (2/27/1980)); and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 
(77 FR 3912 (1/25/2012)).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on May 17, 2013.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2013-12217 Filed 5-21-13; 8:45 am]
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