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Notice

Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)

Action

Notice Of Macosh Meeting.

Summary

This Federal Register notice announces meetings of the full Committee and the workgroups on August 19 and 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

 

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DATES: Back to Top

MACOSH meeting: MACOSH will meet from 9 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. on August 19 and 20, 2014.

Submission of comments, requests to speak, and requests for special accommodation: Submit comments, requests to speak at the full Committee meeting, and requests for special accommodations for these meetings (postmarked, sent, or transmitted) by August 1, 2014.

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The Committee and workgroups will meet at the U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, in Conference Rooms C-5521 Room 4 and C-5515 Room 2. Meeting attendees must use the visitor's entrance located at 3rd & C Streets NW.

Submission of written statements and requests to speak: Submit comments and requests to speak at the MACOSH meetings, identified by the docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA 2013-0007), by one of the following methods:

Electronically: Submit comments and attachments electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments.

Facsimile: If comments, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages, commenters may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-1648.

Regular mail, express mail, hand (courier) delivery, and messenger service: When using this method, submit a copy of comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2013-0007, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. The Docket Office accepts deliveries (express mail, hand (courier) delivery, and messenger service) during the Department of Labor's and Docket Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t.

Requests for special accommodations: Submit requests for special accommodations for MACOSH and its workgroup meetings by hard copy, telephone, or email 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: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2013-0007). Because of security-related procedures, submissions by regular mail may result in a significant delay in receipt. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures for making submissions by express mail, hand (courier) delivery, and messenger service.

OSHA will place comments and requests to speak, including personal information, in the public docket which may be available online. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates.

Docket: To read or download documents in the public docket for this MACOSH meeting, go to http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the public docket are listed in the index; however, some documents (e.g., copyrighted material) are not publicly available to read or download through http://www.regulations.gov. All submissions are available for inspection and, when permitted, copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the above address. For information on using http://www.regulations.gov to make submissions or to access the docket, click on the “Help” tab at the top of the Home page. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available through that Web site and for assistance in using the Internet to locate submissions and other documents in the docket.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

For press inquiries: Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3647, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-1999; email: meilinger.frank2@dol.gov.

For general information about MACOSH and this meeting: Mrs. Amy Wangdahl, Director, Office of Maritime and Agriculture, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2066; email: wangdahl.amy@dol.gov.

Copies of this Federal Register notice : 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, are also available at OSHA's Web page at: http://www.osha.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

All MACOSH committee and workgroup meetings are open to the public. Interested persons may attend the full Committee and its workgroup meetings at the time and place listed above. The full Committee agenda will include: An OSHA activities update; a review of the minutes from the previous meeting; and reports from each workgroup. The workgroup agendas will include discussions on: Surface preparation and preservation in shipyards; shipboard refrigeration systems; pedestal crane safety on commercial fishing vessels; preventing chassis drivers from jostling in the cab in marine terminals; the accuracy of declared container weights; baggage handling in cruise terminal operations; a review of the 2010 International Maritime Organization annex “Guidance on Providing Safe Working Conditions for Securing of Containers on Deck”; and log handling safety.

The workgroups, which include the Longshoring workgroup and the Shipyard workgroup, will meet from 9 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. on August 19, 2014 in Conference Rooms C-5521 Room 4 and C-5515 Room 2. The full Committee will meet from 9 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. on August 20, 2014, in Conference Room C-5521 Room 4.

Public Participation: Any individual attending the MACOSH meeting, including the workgroup meetings, at the U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, must use the entrance located at 3rd & C Streets NW. and pass through Building Security. Attendees must have valid government-issued photo identification to enter the building. Please contact Gretta Jameson at (202) 693-2176 (email: jameson.grettah@dol.gov) for additional information about building security measures for attending the MACOSH Committee and workgroup meetings. Interested parties may submit a request to make an oral presentation to MACOSH by any one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. The request must state the amount of time requested to speak, the interest represented (e.g., organization name), if any, and a brief outline of the presentation. The MACOSH Chair has discretion to grant requests to address the full Committee as time permits.

Interested parties also may submit written comments, including data and other information, using any one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. OSHA will provide all submissions to MACOSH members prior to the meeting. Individuals who need special accommodations to attend the MACOSH meeting should contact Gretta Jameson as specified above under the heading “Requests for special accommodations” in the ADDRESSES section.

Authority and Signature Back to Top

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 29 U.S.C. 655, 656, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912), and 29 CFR part 1912.

Signed at Washington, DC, on July 16, 2014.

David Michaels,

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

[FR Doc. 2014-17178 Filed 7-21-14; 8:45 am]

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