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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 the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH).

SUMMARY:

The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health invites interested persons to submit nominations for membership on NACOSH.

DATES:

Nominations for NACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent or received) by July 20, 2010.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit nominations for NACOSH, identified by OSHA Docket No. OSHA-2010-0012, 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, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (OSHA's TTY number is (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. to 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-2010-0012). All submissions in response to this Federal Register notice, including personal information provided, will be posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. 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, 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 material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. 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:

Background

The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health invites interested individuals to submit nominations for membership on NACOSH.

NACOSH 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, the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.), and regulations issued pursuant to those laws (29 CFR 1912a, 41 CFR part 102-3).

NACOSH Membership

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

  • Four public representatives—Two will be appointed;
  • Two management representatives—One will be appointed;
  • Two labor representatives;
  • Two occupational safety professional representatives—One will be appointed; and,
  • Two occupational health professional representatives—One will be appointed.

Pursuant to 29 CFR 1912a.2, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) designates one of the public representatives and the representative from the occupational health professions for appointment by the Secretary of Labor. OSHA will provide to HHS all nominations and supporting materials for those membership categories.

NACOSH members serve staggered two-year terms, unless they become unable to serve, resign, cease to be qualified to serve or is removed by the Secretary of Labor. If a vacancy occurs before a term expires, the Secretary may appoint for the remainder of the unexpired term a new member who represents the same interest as the predecessor. NACOSH members may be appointed to successive terms. The committee meets at least two times a year (29 CFR 1912a.4).

Any interested person or organization may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership. Nominations must include the following information:

  • The nominee's contact information and current occupation or position;
  • The nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior membership on NACOSH or other OSHA advisory committees or other relevant organizations, associations, and committees;
  • The categories of membership (employer, employee, public, safety professional, health professional) that the candidate is qualified to represent;
  • A summary of the background, experience, and qualifications that demonstrates the nominee's suitability for each of the nominated membership categories;
  • Articles or other documents the nominees has authorized that indicate the nominee's knowledge, experience, and experience in occupational safety and health; and
  • A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is willing to regularly attend and participate in NACOSH meetings for a two-year term, and has no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on NACOSH.

Membership Selection

NACOSH members will be selected upon the basis of their experience and competence in the field of occupational safety and health (29 CFR 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.

The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to bringing greater diversity of thought, perspective and experience to its advisory committees. Nominees from all races, gender, age and disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Public Participation—Submission of Nominations and Access to Docket

You may submit nominations (1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, 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 docket number for this Federal Register notice (OSHA Docket No. OSHA-2010-0012). 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.

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 birthdates. 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.

Guidance on submitting nominations and materials and accessing submissions in response to this Federal Register notice is available at http://www.regulations.gov and from the OSHA Docket Office. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available through http://www.regulations.gov and for assistance in submitting nominations and 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, also are available at OSHA's Webpage 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 7 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 656), 29 CFR 1912a, and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 5-2007 (71 FR 31160).

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Signed at Washington, DC, on May 17, 2010.

David Michaels,

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

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[FR Doc. 2010-12175 Filed 5-20-10; 8:45 am]

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