[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 72 (Friday, April 13, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22355-22356]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8872]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2012-0006]


Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health 
(FACOSH)

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

ACTION: Announcement of FACOSH meeting and member appointments.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health 
(FACOSH) will meet May 3, 2012, in Washington, DC. This Federal 
Register notice also announces the appointment of seven individuals to 
serve on FACOSH.

DATES: FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, 
May 3, 2012.
    Submission of comments, requests to speak, speaker presentations, 
and requests for special accommodations: You must submit (postmark, 
send, transmit) comments, requests to speak at the FACOSH meeting, 
speaker presentations, and requests for special accommodations to 
attend the meeting by April 23, 2012.

ADDRESSES: 
    FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet in Room N-4437 A-D, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210.
    Submission of comments, requests to speak, and speaker 
presentations: You may submit comments, requests to speak at the FACOSH 
meeting, and speaker presentations using one of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit materials, including attachments, 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal. Follow the online instructions for making submissions;
    Facsimile: If your submission, including attachments, does not 
exceed 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
1648; or
    Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, or messenger/courier 
service: You may submit materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. 
OSHA-2012-0006, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 
889-5627). Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger or courier 
service) are accepted during the Department's and the OSHA Docket 
Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t.
    Requests for special accommodations to attend the FACOSH meeting: 
You may submit requests for special accommodations by telephone, email, 
or hard copy to Ms. Veneta Chatmon, OSHA Office of Communications, Room 
N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-1999; email 
chatmon.veneta@dol.gov.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2012-
0006). Because of security-related procedures, submissions by regular 
mail may result in a significant delay in their receipt. Please contact 
the OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures for 
making submissions by hand delivery, express delivery, and messenger or 
courier service. For additional information on submitting comments, 
requests to speak, and speaker presentations, see the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section below.
    OSHA will post comments, requests to speak, and speaker 
presentations, including any personal information provided, without 
change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions 
interested parties about submitting certain personal information, such 
as Social Security numbers and birthdates.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    For press inquiries: Mr. 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.francis2@dol.gov.
    For general information: Mr. Francis Yebesi, OSHA, Office of 
Federal Agency Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3622, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
2122; email ofap@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

FACOSH Meeting

    FACOSH will meet May 3, 2012, in Washington, DC. FACOSH meetings 
are open to the public. The tentative agenda for the FACOSH meeting 
includes:
     Revised recommendations on permissible exposure limits 
(PELs) from FACOSH's Emerging Issues--PELs Work Group;
     Proposed changes to the Federal Agency Recordkeeping rule; 
and
     H1N1 recommendations the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) 
recently approved.
    FACOSH is authorized by 5 U.S.C. 7902, section 19 of the 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 668), 
and Executive Order 11612, as amended, to advise the Secretary on all 
matters relating to the occupational safety and health of federal 
employees. This includes providing advice on how to reduce and keep to 
a minimum the number of injuries and illnesses in the federal workforce 
and how to encourage each Federal Executive Branch department and 
agency to establish and maintain effective occupational safety and 
health programs.
    OSHA transcribes and prepares detailed minutes of FACOSH meetings. 
The Agency puts transcripts, minutes, and other materials presented at 
the meeting in the public record of the FACOSH meeting, which is posted 
at http://www.regulations.gov.

Public Participation, Submissions, and Access to Public Record

    FACOSH meetings: FACOSH meetings are open to the public. 
Individuals attending meetings at the U.S. Department of Labor must 
enter the building at the Visitors' Entrance, 3rd and C Streets, NW., 
and pass through building security. Attendees must have valid 
government-issued photo identification to enter the building. For 
additional information about building security measures for attending 
the FACOSH meeting, please contact Ms. Chatmon (see ADDRESSES section).
    Please submit your request for special accommodations to attend the 
FACOSH meeting to Ms. Chatmon.
    Submission of requests to speak and speaker presentations. You may 
submit a request to speak to FACOSH about the topics of the meeting and 
speaker presentations by one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES 
section. Your request must state:
     The amount of time you request to speak;
     The interest you represent (e.g., organization name), if 
any; and,
     A brief outline of your presentation.

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    PowerPoint speaker presentations and other electronic materials 
must be compatible with PowerPoint 2003 and other Microsoft Office 2003 
formats.
    The FACOSH chair may grant requests to address FACOSH at his 
discretion and as time and circumstances permits.
    Submission of written comments. You also may submit written 
comments, including data and other information, using any of the 
methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. Your submissions, including 
attachments and other materials, must identify the agency name and the 
OSHA docket number for this notice (Docket No. OSHA-2012-0006). You may 
supplement electronic submissions by uploading documents 
electronically. If you wish to submit hard copies of supplementary 
documents instead, you must submit them to the OSHA Docket Office using 
the instructions in the ADDRESSES section. The additional materials 
must clearly identify your electronic submission by name, date, and 
docket number.
    Because of security-related procedures, submitting comments, 
requests to speak, and speaker presentations by regular mail may cause 
a significant delay in their receipt. For information about security 
procedures concerning submissions by hand, express delivery, and 
messenger or courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket Office 
(see ADDRESSES section).
    OSHA will provide copies of your submissions to FACOSH members 
prior to the meeting.
    Access to submissions and public record. OSHA places comments, 
requests to speak, and speaker presentations, including any personal 
information you provide, in the FACOSH public docket without change and 
those documents may be available online at http://www.regulations.gov. 
Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting certain 
personal information, such as Social Security numbers and birthdates.
    OSHA also puts meeting transcripts, minutes, work group reports, 
and documents presented at the FACOSH meeting in the public record of 
the FACOSH meeting.
    To read or download documents in the public record, go to Docket 
No. OSHA-2012-0006 at http://www.regulations.gov. Although all meeting 
documents are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some 
documents (e.g., copyrighted material) are not publicly available to 
read or download through that Web page. All meeting documents, 
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and 
copying at the OSHA Docket Office.
    Information on using the http://www.regualtions.gov to make 
submissions and to access the public record of the FACOSH meeting is 
available at that Web page. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office for 
information about materials not available through that Web page and for 
assistance for making submissions and obtaining documents in the public 
record. Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available 
at http:[sol][sol]www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news 
releases and other relevant information about FACOSH, also is available 
at OSHA's Web page at http:[sol][sol]www.osha.gov.

Announcement of FACOSH Appointments

    FACOSH is comprised of 16 members; eight representing federal 
agency management and eight from labor organizations representing 
federal employees. The Secretary has appointed the following 
individuals to a three-year term on FACOSH:
    Federal employee representatives:
     Gregory Junemann, International Federation of Professional 
and Technical Engineers; and
     Milagro Rodriguez, American Federation of Government 
Employees.
    Federal agency management representatives:
     Catherine V. Emerson, U.S. Department of Homeland 
Security;
     Rhea S. Suh, U.S. Department of the Interior; and
     Richard S. Williams, National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration.
    In addition, the Secretary has appointed Dennis Bushta, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, to complete the unexpired term of a 
federal agency management representative who was no longer able to 
serve on FACOSH.

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 19 of the Occupational Safety 
and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), 41 CFR part 102-3, 
section 1-5 of Executive Order 12196 (45 CFR 12729 (7/27/1980)), and 
Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912 (1/25/2012)).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on April 9, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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