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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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For press inquiries: Mr. Francis Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone: (202) 693-1999 (TTY (877) 889-5627); email:

For general information: Ms. Amy Wangdahl, Director, OSHA Office of Maritime and Agriculture, Directorate of Standards and Guidance; telephone: (202) 693-2066 (TTY (877) 889-5627); email:

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The Secretary has renewed the NACOSH charter. The charter will expire two years from its filing date.

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), and OSHA's regulations on NACOSH (29 CFR part 1912a). Pursuant to FACA (5 U.S.C. App. 2, 14(b)(2)), the NACOSH charter must be renewed every two years.

The new NACOSH charter is available to read or download at http://Start Printed Page (Docket No. OSHA-2020-0002), the federal rulemaking portal. The charter also is available on the NACOSH page on OSHA's web page at and at the OSHA Docket Office, N-3653, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350. Please note: While OSHA's Docket Office is continuing to accept and process request, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Docket Office is closed to the public. In addition, the charter is available for viewing or download at the Federal Advisory Committee Database at

AUTHORITY AND SIGNATURE: Loren Sweatt, Principal 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 Order No. 8-2020 (85 FR 58393, 9/18/2020).

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Signed at Washington, DC, on September 28, 2020.

Loren Sweatt,

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

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[FR Doc. 2020-21760 Filed 10-1-20; 8:45 am]