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||National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 58 (Wednesday, March 26, 2014)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06696]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2014-0001]
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on NACOSH.
SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and
Health requests nominations for membership on NACOSH.
DATES: Nominations for NACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent or
received) by May 27, 2014.
ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations for NACOSH, which must include
the docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-
2014-0001), by one of the following methods:
Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments,
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions on-line for submitting
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, messenger or courier
service: Submit your nomination to the OSHA Docket Office, Room N-2625,
U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington DC
20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (OSHA's TTY number is (877) 889-5627).
Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger and courier service) are
accepted during the Department of Labor's and Docket Office's normal
business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t, weekdays.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Mr. Francis
Meilinger, OSHA, Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor,
Room N-3647, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210;
telephone (202) 693-1999; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general information: Ms. Michelle Walker, OSHA, Directorate of
Technical Support and Emergency Management, Room N-2625, U.S.
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington DC 20210;
telephone (202) 693-2350; email email@example.com.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health invites interested individuals to submit
nominations for membership on NACOSH.
Section 7(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH
Act) (29 U.S.C. 651, 656) authorizes NACOSH to advise the Secretary of
Labor and the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on matters
relating to the administration of the OSH Act. NACOSH is a continuing
advisory body and operates in accordance with the OSH Act, the Federal
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and regulations issued
pursuant to those statutes (29 CFR part 1912a, 41 CFR part 102-3).
NACOSH is comprised of 12 members, all of whom the Secretary of
Labor appoints. The terms of eight NACOSH members terminate on May 21,
2014 and the terms of the other four members expire just a few months
later, on January 22, 2015. Given this, OSHA is accepting nominations
for all 12 positions on NACOSH, which is composed of the following:
Four public representatives;
Two management representatives;
Two labor representatives;
Two occupational safety professional representatives; and
Two occupational health professional representatives.
Pursuant to 29 CFR 1912a.2, the HHS Secretary designates one of the
occupational health professional representative, one occupational
safety professional representative, and two public representatives for
appointment by the Secretary of Labor. OSHA will provide to HHS all
nominations and supporting materials for the membership categories they
NACOSH members serve staggered terms, unless the member becomes
unable to serve, resigns, ceases to be qualified to serve, or is
removed by the Secretary of Labor. As such, the Secretary will appoint
six members to a two-year term and six to a three-year term. If a
vacancy occurs before a term expires, the Secretary may appoint a new
member who represents the same interest as the predecessor to serve the
remainder of the unexpired term. The Committee must meet at least two
times a year (29 U.S.C. 656(a)(1)).
Any interested person or organization may nominate one or more
qualified persons for NACOSH membership. Nominations must include the
nominee's name, occupation or current position, and contact
information. The nomination also must identify the category that the
candidate is qualified to represent, and include a resume of the
nominee's background, experience, and qualifications. In addition, the
nomination must state that the nominee is aware of the nomination and
is willing to serve on and regularly attend NACOSH meetings.
The Secretary of Labor will appoint NACOSH members on the basis of
their experience and competence in the field of occupational safety and
health (29 CFR 1912a.2). The information OSHA receives through this
nomination process, in addition to other relevant sources of
information, will assist the Secretary of Labor in appointing members
to serve on NACOSH. In appointing NACOSH members, the Secretary of
Labor will consider individuals nominated in response to this Federal
Register notice, as well as other qualified individuals.
The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is committed to equal
opportunity in the workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse NACOSH
membership. The Department will conduct a public records check of
nominees before their appointment using publicly available, internet-
Public Participation--Submission of Nominations and Access to Docket
You may submit nominations: (1) Electronically at
http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile
(Fax); or (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments and other
material must identify the Agency name and docket number for this
Federal Register notice (OSHA Docket No. OSHA-2014-0001). 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
materials must clearly identify your electronic nomination by name,
date, and docket number so OSHA can attach the materials 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).
OSHA posts submissions without change at http://www.regulations.gov.
Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about
submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers and
birth dates. Although all submissions are listed in the
http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted
material) is not publicly available to read or download through
http://www.regulations.gov. All submissions, including copyrighted material,
are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office.
Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov to submit comments
and access the docket is available on that Web site. Please contact the
OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available
through that Web site and for assistance in using the internet to
locate docket submissions.
Electronic copies of this Federal Register document also are
available at http://www.regulations.gov. This document, as well as news
releases and other relevant information, are available at OSHA's Web
site 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. 656, (5 U.S.C. App. 2; 29 CFR
Part 1912a; 41 CFR part 102-3; and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-
2012 (77 FR 3912, 1/25/2012).
Signed at Washington, DC, on March 21, 2014.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2014-06696 Filed 3-25-14; 8:45 am]
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