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• Publication Date: 03/23/2016
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 81:15571-15572
• Title: Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC)

[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 56 (Wednesday, March 23, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15571-15572]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-06519]


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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.

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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) 
693-1648.
    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 jameson.grettah@dol.gov.
    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 
meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    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 
osha.dwpp@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

WPAC Meeting

    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 
Protection Programs;
Presentations from other federal agencies with whistleblower 
programs;
Railroad worker whistleblower presentation;
Public comments;
Work Group presentations; and,
Old business.

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 
to WPAC.

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:

Outreach--Room C-5320
Training--Room C-5521
    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 
ADDRESSES section).
    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 
circumstances permit.
    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 
U.S.C. 30171.

    Signed at Washington, DC on March 17, 2016.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2016-06519 Filed 3-22-16; 8:45 am]
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