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• Publication Date: 01/07/2014
• Publication Type: Notices
• Fed Register #: 79: 853-854
• Standard Number: 1960
• Title: Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 4 (Tuesday, January 7, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 853-854]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00031]


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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: Reopening of the record, and extension of time to submit 
nominations for membership on the Federal Advisory Council on 
Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH).

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SUMMARY: OSHA is reopening the record extending the time for interested 
persons to submit nominations for FACOSH membership until March 10, 
2014.

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 
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 nomination, including attachments, does not 
exceed 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
1648;
    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 
courier service.
    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: 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: 
    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 
following information:
     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 
FACOSH;
     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 
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 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.

Public Participation

    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 
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 
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 
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, 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 
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 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.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2014-00031 Filed 1-6-14; 8:45 am]
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