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Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)

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AGENCY:

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION:

Notice of MACOSH meeting.

SUMMARY:

This Federal Register notice announces meetings of the full Committee and the workgroups on September 1 and 2, 2015 in Tampa, FL.

DATES:

MACOSH meeting: MACOSH will meet from 9 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. on September 1 and 2, 2015.

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 10, 2015.

ADDRESSES:

The Committee and workgroups will meet at the University of South Florida, Marshall Student Center, 4103 USF Cedar Circle, Tampa, FL 33620, in Rooms 3708 and 3709. Meeting attendees should use the main building entrance off of USF Cedar Drive.

Submission of comments 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 2015-0014), 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-2015-0014, 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: 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-2015-0014). 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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: 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.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

All MACOSH committee and workgroup meetings are open to the public. Interested persons may attend the full Start Printed Page 37026Committee and its workgroup meetings at the time and place listed above. The full Committee will meet from 9 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. on September 2, 2015, in Room 3709. The full Committee agenda will include: a presentation on OSHA 10 and 30-hour Maritime Outreach Training; an overview of OSHA Region IV, Tampa Area office; an OSHA field report on maritime activities in the Port of Tampa; presentations from local maritime safety professionals; an overview of OSHA's Maritime Steering Committee; and reports from the Longshoring and Shipyard workgroups.

The Longshoring and Shipyard workgroups will meet from 9 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. on September 1, 2015, in conference rooms 3708 and 3709. The workgroups will discuss evaluating Shipyard Competent Person programs; fire and rescue services in shipyards; updates to the OSHA eTool for shipyards; container lashing safety; baggage handling in cruise terminal operations; mechanic safety in longshoring operations; and the translation of OSHA maritime guidance documents into Spanish.

Public Participation: Any individual attending the MACOSH meeting, including the workgroup meetings, at the University of South Florida, Marshall Student Center, should use the main building entrance off of USF Cedar Drive. Please contact the University of South Florida (email: usfotioutreach@health.usf.edu) for additional information about building policies 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

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.

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Signed at Washington, DC, on June 22, 2015.

David Michaels,

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

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[FR Doc. 2015-15804 Filed 6-26-15; 8:45 am]

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