[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 28, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60085-60086]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-24878]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2011-0065]


National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health 
(NACOSH)

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on NACOSH.

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and 
Health requests nominations for membership on NACOSH.

DATES: Nominations for NACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent or 
received) by November 28, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations for NACOSH, identified by OSHA 
Docket No., OSHA-2011-0065, 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: You may submit your nomination 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.--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-2011-0065). 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, and 
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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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; e-mail address crawford.deborah@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health invites interested individuals to submit 
nominations for membership on NACOSH. The terms of seven NACOSH members 
will expire on March 31, 2012.
    The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 
656) authorizes NACOSH to advise the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) and 
the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on matters relating to 
the administration of the OSH Act. NACOSH is a continuing advisory body 
and operates in compliance with the OSH Act, the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and regulations implementing those 
laws (29 CFR 1912a, 41 CFR part 101-6 and 102-3).
    NACOSH is comprised of 12 members, all of whom the Secretary 
appoints (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 will be appointed;
     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, HHS will designate one public and one 
occupational health professional for appointment by the Secretary. OSHA 
will provide to HHS all nominations and supporting materials for those 
membership categories.
    NACOSH members serve for staggered of two-year terms, unless the 
member becomes unable to serve, resigns, ceases 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 a new member who 
represents the same interest as the predecessor to serve for the 
remainder of the unexpired term. The committee meets at least two times 
a year (29 CFR 1912a.4).
    Any individual or organization may nominate one or more qualified 
persons for membership. Nominations must include the nominee's name, 
occupation or current position, and contact information. The nomination 
also must identify the category that the candidate is qualified to 
represent, and include a resume of the nominee's background, 
experience, and qualifications. In addition, the nomination must state 
that the nominee is aware of the nomination and is willing to serve on 
NACOSH for a two-year term.
    NACOSH members will be selected upon the basis of their knowledge, 
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 in appointing members to serve 
on NACOSH. In selecting NACOSH members, the Secretary will consider 
individuals nominated in response to this Federal Register notice, as 
well as other qualified individuals.
    Before candidates are appointed, the U.S. Department of Labor 
(Department) conducts a basic background check using publicly 
available, Internet-based sources.
    The Department is committed to bringing greater diversity of 
thought, perspective and experience to its advisory committees. In 
addition, the Department encourages nominees of all races, gender, age, 
disabilities and sexual orientation to apply.

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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-2011-0065). 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 (see ADDRESSES section).
    Submissions are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions individuals 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. 
Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Website to submit 
comments and access the docket is available at the Website. Contact the 
OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available 
through the Web site and for assistance in 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. 4-2010 (75 FR 55355, 9/10/2010).

    Signed at Washington, DC on September 22, 2011.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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