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• Publication Date: 09/06/2013
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 78: 54923-54925
• Title: Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 173 (Friday, September 6, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54923-54925]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-21663]


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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

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

ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on the Federal Advisory 
Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH).

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and 
Health invites interested individuals to submit nominations for 
membership on FACOSH.

DATES: Nominations for FACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent, 
transmitted, or received) by November 5, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials using 
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 nominations and supporting materials and 
attachments do not exceed 10 pages, you may FAX them to the OSHA Docket 
Office at (202) 693-1648;
    Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger or courier 
service: You may send nominations and supporting 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 (TTY number (877) 889-5627). Deliveries by hand, express 
mail, messenger, and courier service are accepted during the Department 
of Labor's and OSHA Docket Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-
4:45 p.m., E.S.T.
    Instructions: Your submissions and supporting materials must 
include the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register 
notice (OSHA-2013-0013). Due to security-related procedures, 
submissions by regular mail may experience significant delays. Please 
contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about special security 
procedures for submitting nominations and supporting materials. For 
additional information on submitting nominations and supporting 
materials, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
    OSHA will post all submissions, including any personal information 
you provide, without change on http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, 
OSHA cautions you about submitting personal information such as Social 
Security numbers and birthdates.
    To read or download submissions in response to this Federal 
Register notice, go to Docket No. OSHA-2013-0013 at 
http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the docket are listed in the 
index of that Web site; however, some documents (e.g., copyrighted) are 
not publicly available to read or download from that Web site. All 
submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for 
inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office.

For Additional Information

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of OSHA invites 
interested individuals to submit nominations for membership on FACOSH.
    Background. FACOSH is authorized to advise the Secretary of Labor 
(Secretary) on all matters relating to the occupational safety and 
health of federal employees (Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 
(29 U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, Executive Orders 12196 and 13511). 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 the establishment and maintenance of effective occupational 
safety and health programs in each federal agency.
    FACOSH membership. FACOSH is comprised of 16 members, who the 
Secretary appoints to staggered terms not to exceed 3 years. OSHA is 
seeking nominations to fill five positions on FACOSH that will become 
vacant on January 1, 2014.
    The categories of FACOSH membership and the number of new members 
to be appointed to three-year terms include:
     Eight members who are federal agency management 
representatives--Two management representatives will be appointed.
     Eight members who are representatives of labor 
organizations that represent federal employees--Three federal employee 
representatives will be appointed.
    FACOSH members serve at the pleasure of the Secretary and the 
Secretary may appoint FACOSH members to successive terms. FACOSH meets 
at least two times a year.
    The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the 
workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse FACOSH membership. Any 
interested federal agency, labor organization, or individual(s) may 
nominate one or more qualified persons for membership on FACOSH. 
Interested individuals also are invited and encouraged to submit 
statements in support of particular nominees.
    Nomination requirements. Submission of nominations must include the 
following information:
    1. The nominee's name, contact information and current occupation 
or position;
    2. The nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior 
membership on FACOSH and other relevant organizations, associations and 
committees;
    3. Category of membership (management, labor) the nominee is 
qualified to represent;
    4. A summary of the nominee's background, experience and 
qualifications that address the nominee's suitability to serve on 
FACOSH;
    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 
federal workforce; and
    6. A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is 
willing to regularly attend and participate in FACOSH meetings, and has 
no apparent conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on 
FACOSH.
    Member selection. The Secretary appoints FACOSH members based upon 
criteria that include the nominee's level of responsibility for 
occupational safety and health matters involving the federal workforce; 
experience and competence in occupational safety and health; and 
willingness and ability to regularly and fully participate in FACOSH 
meetings. Federal agency management nominees who serve as their 
agency's Designated Agency Safety and Health Official (DASHO), or at an 
equivalent level of responsibility within their respective federal 
agencies, are preferred as management members. Labor nominees who are 
responsible for federal employee occupational safety and health matters 
within their respective labor organizations are preferred as labor 
members.
    The information received through the nomination process, along with 
other relevant sources of information, will assist the Secretary in 
making appointments to FACOSH. In selecting FACOSH members, the 
Secretary will consider individuals nominated in response to this 
Federal Register notice, as well as other qualified individuals. OSHA 
will publish a list of the new FACOSH members in the Federal Register.

Public Participation

    Instructions for submitting nominations. Interested individuals may 
submit nominations and supplemental materials using one of the methods 
listed in the ADDRESSES section. All nominations, attachments and other 
materials must identify the agency/labor organization name and the 
docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2013-
0013). You may supplement electronic nominations by uploading document 
files electronically. If, instead, you wish to submit additional 
materials in reference to an electronic or FAX submission, you must 
submit them to the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section). The 
additional material must clearly identify your electronic or FAX 
submission by name and docket number (Docket No. OSHA-2013-0013) so 
that the materials can be attached to your submission.
    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 section).
    All submissions in response to this Federal Register notice are 
posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA 
cautions interested parties about submitting personal information, such 
as Social Security numbers and birthdates. Guidance on submitting 
nominations and materials in response to this Federal Register notice 
is available at http://www.regulations.gov and from the OSHA Docket 
Office.
    Access to docket and other materials. To read or download 
nominations and additional materials submitted in response to this 
Federal Register notice, go to Docket No. OSHA-2013-0013 at 
http://www.regulations.gov. All submissions are listed in the index of that 
docket. 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. Contact the OSHA 
Docket Office for information about materials not available through 
http://www.regulations.gov and for assistance in using the internet to 
locate submissions.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice 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 19 of the Occupational Safety 
and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), Executive Order 12196 and 
13511, Secretary of Labor's Order 1-2012 (77 FR 3912 (1/25/2012)), 29 
CFR Part 1960 (Basic Program Elements of for Federal 
Employee Occupational Safety and Health Programs), and 41 CFR Part 102-
3.

    Signed at Washington, DC on August 30, 2013.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2013-21663 Filed 9-5-13; 8:45 am]
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