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National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Charter Renewal

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.


Renewal of the NACOSH charter.


The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) has renewed the charter for NACOSH.

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Ms. Michelle Walker, OSHA Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and Health Administration; telephone (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 889-5627); email

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The Secretary has renewed the NACOSH charter. The charter will expire on October 3, 2020.

Congress established NACOSH in 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. NACOSH is a non-discretionary advisory committee of indefinite duration.

NACOSH operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), its implementing regulations (41 CFR part 102-3), OSHA's regulations on NACOSH (29 CFR part 1912a), Secretary of Labor's Order 04-2018 (6/1/2018), and Chapter 1600 of Department of Labor Manual Series 3 (7/18/2016). Pursuant to FACA (5 U.S.C. App. 2, 14(b)(2)), the NACOSH charter must be renewed every two years.

The new charter includes updates of the procedures for appointment of individuals to Department of Labor advisory committees and increases the estimated annual operating costs for NACOSH by approximately 3 percent (to $192,000 from $186,500).

The new NACOSH charter is available to read or download at (Docket No. OSHA-2018-0007), the federal eRulemaking portal. The charter also is available on the NACOSH page on OSHA's web page at and at the OSHA Docket Office, N-3508, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350. In addition, the charter is available for viewing or download at the Federal Advisory Committees Database at

Authority and Signature

Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice under the authority granted by 29 U.S.C. 656; 5 U.S.C. App. 2; 29 CFR part 1912a; 41 CFR part 102-3; and Secretary of Labor's Orders No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912 (1/25/2012)) and 04-2018 (6/1/2018).

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Signed at Washington, DC, on October 4, 2018.

Loren Sweatt,

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

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[FR Doc. 2018-22102 Filed 10-10-18; 8:45 am]