Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
Federal Register, Volume 76 Issue 130 (Thursday, July 7, 2011)
[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 130 (Thursday, July 7, 2011)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-16897]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2011-0116]
Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on the Federal Advisory
Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH).
SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and
Health (OSHA) invites interested parties to submit nominations for
membership on FACOSH.
DATES: Nominations for FACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent,
transmitted, or received) by September 6, 2011.
ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials by one
of the following methods:
Electronically: Nominations, including attachments, may be
submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the online instructions for submitting
Facsimile: If your nomination and supporting materials, including
attachments, do not exceed 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA
Docket Office at (202) 693-1648;
Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger or courier
service: Submit your nominations and supporting materials to the OSHA
Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2011-0116, Room N-2625, U.S. Department
of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone
(202) 693-2350 (TTY number (877) 889-5627). Deliveries by hand, express
mail, messenger, and 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: All nominations and supporting materials must include
the Agency name and docket number for this Federal Register notice
(Docket No. OSHA-2011-0116). 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. For
additional information on submitting nominations, see the ``Public
Participation--Submission of Nominations and Access to Docket'' heading
in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Submissions in response to this Federal Register notice, including
personal information provided, are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about
submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers and
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
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; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of OSHA invites
interested parties to submit nominations for membership on FACOSH.
Background. FACOSH is authorized to advise the Secretary of Labor
(Secretary) on all matters relating to the occupational safety and
health of Federal employees (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 agency.
FACOSH membership. FACOSH is comprised of 16 members, who the
Secretary appoints to staggered terms not to exceed three (3) years.
The Assistant Secretary, who chairs FACOSH, is seeking nominations to
fill six (6) positions on FACOSH that become vacant on January 1, 2012.
The Secretary will appoint the new members to three (3)-year terms.
The categories of FACOSH membership, and the number of new members
to be appointed, are:
Eight (8) members are Federal agency management
representatives: three (3) management representatives will be
Eight (8) members are representatives of labor
organizations representing Federal employees: three (3) Federal
employee representatives will be appointed.
FACOSH members serve at the pleasure of the Secretary unless the
member is no longer qualified to serve, resigns, or is removed by the
Secretary. The Secretary may appoint FACOSH members to successive
terms. FACOSH meets at least two (2) 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 or organization may nominate one (1) or more
qualified persons for membership on FACOSH. Interested persons also are
invited and encouraged to submit statements in support of particular
Nomination requirements. Nominations must include the following
1. The nominee's contact information and current occupation or
2. Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior membership
on FACOSH and other relevant organizations, associations and
3. Category of membership (management, labor) the nominee is
qualified to represent;
4. A summary of the nominee's background, experience and
qualifications that addresses the nominee's suitability for the
nominated membership category;
5. 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
6. 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 will appoint FACOSH members based
upon criteria including, but not limited to, 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
their agency's Designated Agency Safety and Health Official (DASHO) and
labor nominees who are responsible for Federal employee occupational
safety and health matters within their respective organizations are
preferred as management and labor members, respectively. 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 will
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--Submission of Nominations and Access to Docket
Instructions for submitting nominations. Interested parties 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 Agency name and the OSHA docket number for
this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA 2011-0116). You may
supplement electronic nominations by uploading document files
electronically. If, instead, you wish to mail additional materials in
reference to an electronic or FAX submission, you must submit them to
the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section). The additional material
must clearly identify your electronic nomination by Agency name and
docket number (Docket No. OSHA 2011-0116) so that the materials can be
attached to the electronic 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
posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA
cautions interested parties about submitting personal information, such
as social security numbers and birth dates. 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
Access to docket. To read or download nominations and additional
materials submitted in response to this Federal Register notice, go to
Docket No. OSHA-2011-0116 at http://www.regulations.gov. All
submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index;
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
Access to this Federal Register notice. 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, PhD, MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice
under the authority granted by section 19 of the Occupational Safety
and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, the Federal
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App), Executive Order 12196 and 13511,
Secretary of Labor's Order 4-2010 (75 FR 55355, 9/10/2010), 29 CFR Part
1960 (Basic Program Elements of for Federal Employee Occupational
Safety and Health Programs), and 41 CFR Part 102-3.
Signed at Washington, DC, on June 30, 2011.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2011-16897 Filed 7-6-11; 8:45 am]
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