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||Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC)
[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 56 (Wednesday, March 23, 2016)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-06519]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2016-0008]
Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC)
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Announcement of a meeting of WPAC.
SUMMARY: WPAC will meet April 26, 2016, in Washington, DC.
DATES: WPAC meeting: WPAC will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., E.T.,
Tuesday, April 26, 2015.
Written comments, requests to speak, speaker presentations, and
requests for special accommodation: You must submit (postmark, send,
transmit) comments, requests to address the WPAC meeting, speaker
presentations (written or electronic), and requests for special
accommodations for the WPAC meeting by April 12, 2016.
ADDRESSES: WPAC meeting: WPAC will meet in Room N-4437 A-C, U.S.
Department of Labor, Francis Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue
NW., Washington, DC 20210.
Submission of comments, requests to speak, and speaker
presentations: You may submit comments, requests to speak at the WPAC
meeting, and speaker presentations using one of the following methods:
Electronically: You may 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 your submission, including attachments, does
not exceed 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202)
Regular mail, express mail, hand delivery, or messenger (courier)
service: You may submit your materials to the OSHA Docket Office,
Docket No. OSHA-2016-0008, 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.
Requests for special accommodations: Please submit any requests for
special accommodations to attend the WPAC meeting to Ms. Gretta
Jameson, 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.
Instructions: Your submissions must include the agency name and
docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2016-
0008). 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.
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
For general information about WPAC and WPAC meetings: Mr. Anthony
Rosa, OSHA, Directorate of Whistleblower Protection Programs, Room N-
4618, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2199; email
WPAC will meet Tuesday, April 26, 2015, in Washington, DC. WPAC
meetings are open to the public.
The tentative agenda of the WPAC meeting includes:
Remarks from the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational
Safety and Health (OSHA);
Remarks from the Director of the Directorate of Whistleblower
Presentations from other federal agencies with whistleblower
Railroad worker whistleblower presentation;
Work Group presentations; and,
OSHA transcribes WPAC meetings and prepares detailed minutes of the
meetings. OSHA places the meeting transcripts and minutes in the public
record of the WPAC meeting. The public record also includes Work Group
reports, speaker presentations, comments and other materials submitted
WPAC Work Groups
The WPAC work groups (Outreach and Training) will meet on April 25,
2016. These work group meetings will be open to the public. The purpose
of the work groups is to provide recommendations to the full WPAC
committee on their subject matters. The work groups will report to WPAC
at the April 26, 2016 meeting for discussion by the full committee.
The work groups will meet from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on April 25,
2016 in the following rooms in the Francis Perkins Building:
For additional information on WPAC work group meetings or
participating in them, please contact Mr. Rosa.
Public Participation, Submissions, and Access to Public Record
WPAC meetings: All WPAC meetings are open to the public.
Individuals attending meetings 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 WPAC meetings, please contact Ms. Jameson (see
Individuals needing special accommodations to attend the WPAC
meeting should contact Ms. Jameson as well.
Submission of written comments: You may submit written comments
using one of the methods identified in the ADDRESSES section. Your
submissions must include the Agency name and docket number for this
WPAC meeting (Docket No. OSHA-2016-0008). OSHA will provide copies of
submissions to WPAC members.
Because of security-related procedures, submissions by regular mail
may experience significant delays. For information about security
procedures for submitting materials by hand delivery, express mail, and
messenger or courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket Office
(see ADDRESSES section).
Requests to speak and speaker presentations: If you want to address
WPAC at the meeting, you must submit your request to speak, as well as
any written or electronic presentation, by April 12, 2016, using one of
the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. Your 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.
The WPAC Chair may grant requests to address WPAC as time and
Public docket of the WPAC meeting: OSHA will place comments,
requests to speak, and speaker presentations, including any personal
information you provide, in the public docket of this WPAC meeting
without change, and those documents may be available online at
http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions you about submitting
personal information, such as Social Security numbers and birthdates.
OSHA also places in the public docket the meeting transcript,
meeting minutes, documents presented at the WPAC meeting, and other
documents pertaining to the WPAC meeting. These documents are available
online at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. OSHA-2016-0008.
Access to the public record of WPAC meetings: To read or download
documents in the public docket of this WPAC meeting, go to Docket No.
OSHA-2016-0008 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). Please contact the OSHA
Docket Office for assistance in making submissions to, or obtaining
materials from, the public docket.
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 Directorate of
Whistleblower Protections Programs' Web page at: http://www.whistleblowers.gov.
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 5 U.S.C. App. 2, 41 CFR part 102-
3, chapter 1600 of Department of Labor Management Series 3 (Aug. 15,
2013), 77 FR 3912 (Jan. 25, 2012), and the Secretary of Labor's
authority to administer the whistleblower provisions found in 29 U.S.C.
660(c), 49 U.S.C. 31105, 15 U.S.C. 2651, 46 U.S.C. 80507, 42 U.S.C.
300j-9(i), 33 U.S.C. 1367, 15 U.S.C. 2622, 42 U.S.C. 6971, 42 U.S.C.
7622, 42 U.S.C. 9610, 42 U.S.C. 5851, 49 U.S.C. 42121, 18 U.S.C. 1514A,
49 U.S.C. 60129, 49 U.S.C. 20109, 6 U.S.C. 1142, 15 U.S.C. 2087, 29
U.S.C. 218c, 12 U.S.C. 5567, 46 U.S.C. 2114, 21 U.S.C. 399d, and 49
Signed at Washington, DC on March 17, 2016.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2016-06519 Filed 3-22-16; 8:45 am]
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