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National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)

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AGENCY:

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION:

Request for nominations to serve on NACOSH; announcement of new and reappointed members.

SUMMARY:

The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health invites interested parties to submit nominations for membership on NACOSH and announces the appointment of new NACOSH members.

DATES:

Nominations for NACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent or received) by February 29, 2008.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit nominations for NACOSH, identified by Docket No. OSHA-2008-0002, by any of the following methods:

Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments, electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions on-line for submitting nominations.

Facsimile: If your nomination, including attachments, does not exceed 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-1648.

Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger or courier service: Submit three copies of your nominations to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2008-0002, 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 (hand, express mail, messenger and courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor's and Docket Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t.

Instructions: All nominations for NACOSH must include the Agency name and docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2008-0002). All submissions in response to this Federal Register notice, including personal information provided, will be posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions you about submitting certain personal information, such as social security numbers and birthdates. 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, at the address above, 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.

Docket: To read or download submissions, go to http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through http://www.regulations.gov. All submissions, including copyrighted Start Printed Page 5595material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the address above.

Electronic copies of this Federal Register document are available at http://www.regulations.gov. This document, as well as news releases and other relevant information, also are available at OSHA's Web page at http://www.osha.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Deborah Crawford, OSHA, Directorate of Evaluation and Analysis, Room N-3641, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-1932; fax (202) 693-1641; e-mail address crawford.deborah@dol.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) invites interested parties to submit nominations for membership on NACOSH. The Committee is authorized by section 7(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 656) to advise the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to the administration of the OSH Act. NACOSH is a continuing advisory body and operates in compliance with provisions in the OSH Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and regulations issued pursuant to those laws (29 CFR 1912a, 41 CFR part 101-6 and 102-3).

NACOSH is comprised of 12 members, all of whom the Secretary of Labor appoints. Nominations will be accepted for five vacancies (29 CFR 1912a.2). The composition of the committee and categories of members to be appointed are as follows:

  • Four public representatives. Two will be appointed;
  • Two management representatives. One will be appointed;
  • Two labor representatives. No vacancies;
  • Two representatives representing occupational safety professions. One will be appointed; and,
  • Two representing occupational health professions. One health representative will be appointed.

Pursuant to § 1912a.2, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) will designate for appointment by the Secretary of Labor one of the public representatives and the representative from the occupational health professions. Therefore, OSHA will provide to HHS all nominations, including supporting materials, for those membership categories.

NACOSH members serve staggered two-year terms, unless the member becomes unable to serve, resigns, ceases to be qualified to serve because he or she no longer meets the relevant representational requirements, or is removed by the Secretary of Labor. If a vacancy occurs before a term expires, the Secretary may appoint a new member who represents the same interest as the predecessor to serve the remainder of the unexpired term. The committee meets at least two times a year (§ 1912a.4).

Any interested person or organization may nominate one or more qualified individuals for membership. Nominations must include the nominee's name, occupation or current position, and contact information. The nomination also must identify the category that the candidate is qualified to represent, and include a resume of the nominee's background, experience, and qualifications. In addition, the nomination must state that the nominee is aware of the nomination and is willing to serve on NACOSH for a two-year term. NACOSH members will be selected upon the basis of their experience and competence in the field of occupational safety and health (§ 1912a.2). The information received through this nomination process, in addition to other relevant sources of information, will assist the Secretary of Labor in appointing members to serve on NACOSH. In selecting NACOSH members, the Secretary of Labor 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 NACOSH members in the Federal Register.

Public Participation—Submission of Nominations and Access to Docket

You may submit nominations (1) electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (FAX); or (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments and other material must identify the Agency name and the OSHA docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2008-0002). 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 three copies to the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section). The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic nomination by name, date, and docket number so OSHA can attach them to your nomination.

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 at (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 889-5627).

Submissions are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting certain personal information such as social security numbers and birth dates. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through http://www.regulations.gov. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site to submit comments and access the docket is available at the Web site's User Tips link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available through the Web site and for assistance in using the Internet to locate docket submissions.

Electronic copies of this Federal Register document are available at http://www.regulations.gov. This document, as well as news releases and other relevant information, is also available at OSHA's Webpage at http://www.osha.gov.

Appointment of New NACOSH Members

In November 2007, Secretary Elaine Chao appointed the following four new NACOSH members to serve two-year terms:

  • Ms. Barbara McCabe, International Union of Operating Engineers, as a labor representative;
  • Ms. Jennifer Bailey, American Cast Iron Pipe Company, as a management representative;
  • Mr. Karl Jacobson, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, as a safety representative; and
  • Ms. Susan Randolph, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, as a health representative.

In addition, the Secretary reappointed the following three NACOSH members to another two-year term:

  • Mr. Douglas Kalinowski, Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services, as a public representative;
  • Ms. Vickie Wells, San Francisco Department of Public Health, as a public representative; and
  • Mr. Kevin Sommers, Fraternal Order of Police, as a labor representative. Start Printed Page 5596

Authority and Signature

Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice under the authority granted by sections 6(b)(1) and 7 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655, 656), 29 CFR 1912a, Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.2); and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 5-2007 (72 FR 31159).

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Signed at Washington, DC this 24th day of January, 2008.

Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

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[FR Doc. E8-1582 Filed 1-29-08; 8:45 am]

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