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||Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 4 (Tuesday, January 7, 2014)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00031]
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: Reopening of the record, and extension of time to submit
nominations for membership on the Federal Advisory Council on
Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH).
SUMMARY: OSHA is reopening the record extending the time for interested
persons to submit nominations for FACOSH membership until March 10,
DATES: Nominations for FACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent,
transmitted, or received) by March 10, 2014.
ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials,
identified by Docket No. OSHA-2013-0013, by one of the following
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 nomination, including attachments, does not
exceed 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger or courier
service: You may submit nominations and all 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, (OSHA's TTY number (877) 889-5627).
Deliveries (hand, express mail, and messenger/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.t.
Instructions: Your nominations and supporting materials must
include the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register
notice (Docket No. OSHA-2013-0013). 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
Submissions in response to this Federal Register notice, including
personal information provided, will be placed in the public docket
without change and may be posted online at http://www.regulations.gov.
Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal
information, such as Social Security numbers and birth dates.
Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice as well as OSHA's
September 6, 2013 notice (78 FR 54923) requesting nominations for
FACOSH membership are available at http://www.regulations.gov. Both
notices, as well as news releases and other relevant information, are
also available on OSHA's Web page at http://www.osha.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
OSHA is providing additional time for interested persons to submit
nominations for FACOSH membership. Interested persons have until March
10, 2014 to submit nominations for five vacancies on FACOSH, three
labor and two management members.
OSHA originally published a Federal Register notice requesting
submission of nominations for FACOSH membership by November 5, 2013 (78
FR 54923 (9/6/2013)). OSHA is providing additional time in order to
obtain an adequate number of candidates who meet FACOSH membership
requirements and qualifications.
FACOSH is authorized to advise the Secretary of Labor on all
matters relating to the occupational safety and health of Federal
workers (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 Executive Branch Department and Agency.
FACOSH membership. FACOSH is comprised of 16 members, who the
Secretary appoints to staggered terms not to exceed 3 years. 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 labor
representatives will be appointed.
FACOSH members serve at the pleasure of the Secretary and may be
appointed 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 person may nominate one or more qualified persons for
membership on FACOSH. Interested persons also are invited and
encouraged to submit statements in support of nominees.
Nomination requirements. Submission of nominations must include the
The nominee's name, contact information and current
occupation or position;
The nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior
membership on FACOSH and other
relevant organizations, associations and committees;
Category of membership (management, labor) the nominee is
qualified to represent;
A summary of the nominee's background, experience and
qualifications that address the nominee's suitability to serve on
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
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
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 Designated
Agency Safety and Health Officials (DASHOs), or at an equivalent level
of responsibility within their respective 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 may 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.
Instructions for submitting nominations. Interested persons 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 Federal 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 by hard
copy additional materials in reference to your 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
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
placed in the public docket without change and may be posted online 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
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, please 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
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
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 29 U.S.C. 668, 5 U.S.C. 7902, 5 U.S.C.
App 2, Executive Order 12196 and 13511, 29 CFR Part 1960, 41 CFR Part
102-3, and Secretary of Labor's Order 1-2012 (77 FR 3912 (1/25/2012)).
Signed at Washington, DC on January 2, 2014.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2014-00031 Filed 1-6-14; 8:45 am]
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