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• Publication Date: 11/07/2013
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 78: 66962-66964
• Standard Number: 1911.10; 1911.10(a); 1912.3; 1912.3(a); 1912.3(e); 1912.6
• Title: Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health [ACCSH]

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 216 (Thursday, November 7, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66962-66964]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26646]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2013-0006]


Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)

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

ACTION: Announcement of a meeting of ACCSH and request for nominations 
for membership on ACCSH.

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SUMMARY: ACCSH will meet December 5-6, 2013, in Washington, DC. OSHA 
also announces the Assistant Secretary of Labor request for nominations 
for membership on ACCSH.

DATES: 
    ACCSH meeting: ACCSH will meet from 1 to 4 p.m., e.t., Thursday, 
December 5, 2013, and Friday, December 6, 2013. Submit (postmark, send, 
transmit) comments, requests to address the ACCSH meeting, speaker 
presentations (written or electronic), requests for special 
accommodations for the ACCSH meeting, by November 15, 2013.
    Nominations for ACCSH membership: Submit nominations for ACCSH 
membership January 6, 2014.

ADDRESSES:
    Submission of comments, requests to speak, and speaker 
presentations for the ACCSH meeting, and nominations for ACCSH 
membership: Submit comments, requests to speak, and speaker 
presentations for the ACCSH meeting, and nominations and supporting 
material for ACCSH membership, using one of the following methods:
    Electronically: Submit materials, including attachments, 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the on-line instructions for submissions.
    Facsimile (Fax): If the submission, including attachments, does not 
exceed 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
1648.
    Regular mail, express mail, hand delivery, or messenger (courier) 
service: Submit materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-
2013-0006, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 
889-5627). OSHA's Docket Office accepts deliveries (hand deliveries, 
express mail, and messenger service) during normal business hours, 8:15 
a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t., weekdays.
    Instructions: Submissions must include the agency name and docket 
number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2013-0006). 
Due to security-related procedures, submissions by regular mail may 
experience significant delays. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office 
for information about security procedures for making submissions. For 
additional information on submitting comments, requests to speak, and 
speaker presentations, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of 
this notice.
    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 you 
about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers 
and birthdates.
    Location of the ACCSH meeting: ACCSH will meet in Room C-5515, 1A-
B, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20210.
    Requests for special accommodations at the ACCSH meeting: Please 
submit requests for special accommodations to attend the ACCSH meeting 
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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
    For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, 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 about ACCSH, the ACCSH meeting, and ACCSH 
membership: 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.
    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, 
also are available on the OSHA Web page at http://www.osha.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. ACCSH Meeting

    Background: ACCSH will meet December 5-6, 2013, in Washington, DC. 
Some ACCSH members will attend the meeting by teleconference. The 
meeting is open to the public. OSHA transcribes ACCSH meetings and 
prepares detailed minutes of meetings. OSHA places the transcript and 
minutes in the public docket for the meeting. The docket also includes 
speaker presentations, comments, and other materials submitted to 
ACCSH.
    ACCSH advises the Secretary of Labor and the Assistant Secretary of 
Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (Assistant Secretary) in the 
formulation of standards affecting the construction industry, and on 
policy matters arising in the administration of the safety and health 
provisions under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act 
(Construction Safety Act (CSA)) (40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.) and the 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et 
seq.) (see also 29 CFR 1911.10 and 1912.3). In addition, the OSH Act 
and CSA require that OSHA consult with ACCSH before the Agency proposes 
any occupational safety and health standard affecting construction 
activities (29 CFR 1911.10; 40 U.S.C. 3704).

    Meeting agenda: The tentative agenda for this meeting includes:
     Assistant Secretary's Agency update and remarks;
     Directorate of Construction update on rulemaking projects;
     Directorate of Standards and Guidance update on the 
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals 
(GHS) program;
     Discussion of the OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour training 
courses;
     Presentation on the draft proposed standard on 
Occupational Exposure to Beryllium; and
     Public comment period.
    Attending the meeting: Individuals attending the meeting 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 (such 
as a driver's license) to enter the building. For additional 
information about building security measures for attending ACCSH 
meetings, please contact Ms. Owens (see ADDRESSES section).
    Requests to speak and speaker presentations: Attendees who want to 
address ACCSH at the meeting must submit a request to speak, as well as 
any written or electronic presentation, by November 15, 2013, using one 
of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. The request must state:
     The amount of time requested to speak;
     The interest you represent (e.g., business, organization, 
affiliation), if any; and
     A brief outline of your presentation.
    PowerPoint presentations and other electronic materials must be 
compatible with PowerPoint 2010 and other Microsoft Office 2010 
formats.
    The ACCSH Chair may grant requests to address ACCSH as time and 
circumstances permit.
    Public docket of the meeting: OSHA will place comments, requests to 
speak, and speaker presentations, including any personal information 
you provide, in the public docket of this ACCSH meeting without change, 
and those documents may be available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov. OSHA also places in the public docket the meeting 
transcript, meeting minutes, documents presented at the ACCSH meeting, 
and other documents pertaining to the ACCSH meeting. These documents 
are available online at http://www.regulations.gov.
    Access to the public record of ACCSH meetings: To read or download 
documents in the public docket of this ACCSH meeting, go to Docket No. 
OSHA-2013-0006 at http://www.regulations.gov. The 
http://www.regulations.gov index also lists all documents in the public record 
for this meeting; however, some documents (e.g., copyrighted materials) 
are not publicly available through that Web page. All documents in the 
public record, including materials not available through 
http://www.regulations.gov, are available for inspection and copying in the 
OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section). Contact the OSHA Docket 
Office for assistance in making submissions to, or obtaining materials 
from, the public docket.

II. Request for Nominations for Membership on ACCSH

    The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health 
(OSHA 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 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 
OSH Act. 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 consists of 15 members whom the Secretary 
appoints. 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 categories of ACCSH membership, and the number of new members 
to be appointed to replace members whose terms have expired, are:
     Five members who are qualified by experience and 
affiliation to present the viewpoint of employers in the construction 
industry--two employer representatives will be appointed;
     Five members who are similarly qualified to present the 
viewpoint of employees in the construction industry--two 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 designated by the Secretary of the 
Department of Health and Human Services and appointed by the 
Secretary--no new appointment will be made.
    The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the 
workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse ACCSH membership. Any 
interested person or organization may nominate one or more individuals 
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:
     Nominee's contact information and current employment or 
position;
     Nominee's r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae, 
including prior membership on ACCSH and other relevant organizations 
and associations;
     Category of membership (employer, employee, public, State 
safety and health agency) that the nominee is qualified to represent;
     A summary of the background, experience, and 
qualifications that addresses the nominee's suitability for each of the 
nominated membership categories;
     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
     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: The Secretary will select ACCSH members 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.
    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-2013-0006). Submit materials electronically, by FAX, 
or by hard copy. You may supplement electronic submissions by attaching 
electronic files. If you supplement electronic submissions with hard-
copy documents, submit the hard copy documents to the OSHA Docket 
Office and clearly identify the electronic submission by Agency name 
and docket number (Docket No. OSHA-2013-0006) so the Docket Office can 
attach the hard-copy documents to the appropriate electronic 
submission.
    The OSHA Docket Office will post all submissions, including 
personal information provided, 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: http://www.regulations.gov index lists all 
submissions provided in response to this Federal Register notice; 
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-2013-0006, including materials not 
available on-line, contact the OSHA Docket Office.

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. 656; 40 U.S.C. 3704; 5 
U.S.C. App. 2; 29 CFR parts 1911 and 1912; 41 CFR part 102; and 
Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on November 1, 2013.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2013-26646 Filed 11-6-13; 8:45 am]
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