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Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)   [7/7/2011]
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Federal Register, Volume 76 Issue 130 (Thursday, July 7, 2011)
[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 130 (Thursday, July 7, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39902-39904]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-16897]



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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR



Occupational Safety and Health Administration



[Docket No. OSHA-2011-0116]




Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health 

(FACOSH)



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).



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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 

nominations;

    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.



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    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 

birth dates.



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.

    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 ofap@dol.gov.



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 

appointed; and

     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 

nominees.

    Nomination requirements. Nominations must include the following 

information:

    1. The nominee's contact information and current occupation or 

position;

    2. Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior membership 

on FACOSH and other relevant organizations, associations and 

committees;

    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 

FACOSH.

    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 

Office.



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    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 

submissions.

    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.

David Michaels,

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

[FR Doc. 2011-16897 Filed 7-6-11; 8:45 am]

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