Notice of renewal of the NACOSH charter.
The Secretary of Labor will renew the charter of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH).
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.
The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) will renew the NACOSH charter. The Charter will expire two years from the date it is filed.
NACOSH was established by Section 7(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651, 656) to advise, consult with and make recommendations to the Secretary and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to the administration of the OSH Act. Under the OSH Act, Congress intended NACOSH to be a continuing advisory committee of indefinite duration.
NACOSH operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and OSHA's regulations on NACOSH (29 CFR part 1912a). Pursuant to FACA and its implementing regulations (41 CFR 102-3), the NACOSH Charter must be renewed every two years. The Charter expires two years from the date it is filed.
The new Charter includes minor updates and an increase in the staff years for operating NACOSH from 1.5 to 2 staff years.
To read or download a copy of the new NACOSH Charter, go to Docket No. OSHA-2012-0019 at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. The Charter also is available on the NACOSH page on OSHA's Web page at http://www.osha.gov and at the OSHA Docket Office, N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350. In addition, the Charter may be viewed or downloaded at the Federal Advisory Committees Database at http://www.fido.gov.
Authority and Signature
David Michaels, Ph.D., 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 (U.S.C. 656), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2); 29 CFR Part 1912a; 41 CFR part 102-3; and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912, 1/25/2012).
Signed at Washington, DC, on October 3, 2012.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2012-25155 Filed 10-12-12; 8:45 am]
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