[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 102 (Friday, May 25, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31398-31399]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12771]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2012-0019]


National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health 
(NACOSH)

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

ACTION: Announcement of meetings of the National Advisory Committee on 
Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) and NACOSH Work Groups.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: NACOSH will meet June 20, 2012, in Washington, DC. In 
conjunction with the committee meeting, NACOSH Work Groups will meet on 
June 19, 2012.

DATES: NACOSH meeting: NACOSH will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
    NACOSH Work Group meetings: NACOSH Work Groups will meet Tuesday, 
June 19, 2012. (For Work Group meeting times, see the NACOSH Work Group 
section in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.)
    Submission of comments, requests to speak, speaker presentations 
and requests for special accommodations: Comments, requests to speak at 
the NACOSH meeting, speaker presentations, and requests for special 
accommodations for the NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group meetings must be 
submitted (postmarked, sent, transmitted) by June 11, 2012.

ADDRESSES: NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group meetings: NACOSH and its Work 
Groups will meet in Room N3437 A/B/C, 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 NACOSH 
meeting and speaker presentations, identified by the docket number in 
this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2012-0019), by 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.
    Mail, express delivery, messenger or courier service: You may 
submit your materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2012-
0019, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (TTY (887) 889-
5627). Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, courier service) are 
accepted during the Department of Labor's and OSHA Docket Office's 
normal business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t., weekdays.
    Requests for special accommodations: Please submit requests for 
special accommodations for the NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group meetings to 
Ms. Veneta Chatmon, OSHA, Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone (220) 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-
0019). Because of security-related procedures, submission by regular 
mail may result in significant delay in receipt. Please contact the 
OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures for making 
submissions. For additional information about submitting comments, 
requests to speak and speaker presentations see the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this notice.
    Comments, requests to speak and speaker presentations, including 
personal information provided, will be placed in the public docket and 
may be available online. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties 
about submitting personal information such as social security numbers 
and birthdates.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Mr. Frank 
Meilinger, OSHA, Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, 
Room N3647, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone (202) 693-1999; meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    For general information: Ms. Deborah Crawford, OSHA, Directorate of 
Evaluation and Analysis, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3641, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-
1932; email crawford.deborah@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

NACOSH Meeting

    NACOSH will meet Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in Washington, DC. 
NACOSH meetings are open to the public.
    Section 7(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH 
Act) (29 U.S.C. 651, 656) authorizes NACOSH to advise the Secretaries 
of Labor, and Health and Human Services, 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 issued pursuant to those laws 
(29 CFR 1912a, 41 CFR part 102-3).
    The tentative agenda of the NACOSH meeting includes:
     Remarks from the Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA);
     Remarks from the Director of the National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH);
     OSHA Directorate of Standards and Guidance presentation on 
the Hazard Communication final rule and the Globally Harmonized System 
for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) Standard;
     OSHA enforcement program updates;
     Presentation on recent changes and improvements in OSHA's 
Whistleblower Program;
     Presentation on the joint NIOSH-OSHA fall prevention in 
construction campaign;
     NACOSH Work Group reports and Committee administrative 
business; and
     Discussions on emerging issues.
    OSHA transcribes NACOSH meetings and prepares detailed minutes of 
the meetings. OSHA places the meeting transcripts and minutes in the 
public record of the NACOSH meeting. The

[[Page 31399]]

public record also includes Work Group reports, speaker presentations, 
comments and other materials submitted to NACOSH.

NACOSH Work Groups

    NACOSH existing Work Groups, Injury and Illness Prevention Programs 
and Recordkeeping, will meet June 19, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., 
respectively.
    OSHA is establishing a new NACOSH Effectiveness Measures Work Group 
to provide OSHA with recommendations on approaches to measure the 
effectiveness of OSHA's strategies, programs and activities. This Work 
Group will meet at 3:30 p.m., June 19.
    The Work Groups will report back to the full committee at the June 
20, 2012, NACOSH meeting.

Public Participation

    NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group meetings. NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group 
meetings are open to the public. Any individual 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 photo identification to enter the building. 
Please contact Ms. Crawford for additional information about building 
security measures for attending the NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group 
meetings.
    Individuals needing special accommodations to attend NACOSH and 
NACOSH Work Group meetings should contact Ms. Chatmon.
    Submission of written comments, requests to speak and speaker 
presentations: Interested parties must submit written comments, 
requests to speak at the NACOSH meeting and speaker presentations by 
June 11, 2012, using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES 
section. All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number 
for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2012-0019). OSHA will 
provide submissions to NACOSH members prior to the meeting.
    Because of security-related procedures, submission by regular mail 
may result in significant delay in receipt. Please contact the OSHA 
Docket Office for information about security procedures for making 
submissions by hand delivery, express delivery, messenger or courier 
service.
    Requests to speak must state the amount of time requested to speak, 
the interest the individual represents (e.g., organization name), if 
any, and a brief outline of the presentation. Electronic speaker 
presentations (e.g., PowerPoint) must be compatible with PowerPoint 
2010 and other Microsoft 2010 formats. Requests to address NACOSH may 
be granted as at the discretion of the NACOSH chair and as time 
permits.
    Public docket of the NACOSH meeting: OSHA puts comments, requests 
to speak and speaker presentations, including any personal information 
you provide, in the public record of this NACOSH meeting without change 
and those documents may be available online at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions individuals about 
submitting certain personal information such as social security numbers 
and birthdates.
    OSHA also puts the meeting transcripts and minutes, Work Group 
reports and other documents from the NACOSH meeting in the public 
record of the NACOSH meeting. Although all submissions are listed in 
the http://www.regulations.gov index, some documents (e.g., copy- 
righted materials) are not publicly available to read or download 
through that Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, 
are available for inspection and copying in the OSHA Docket Office.
    To read or download documents in the public record of the NACOSH 
meeting, go to Docket No. OSHA-2012-0019 at http://www.regulations.gov. 
Please 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 public 
record.
    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, also is available at the OSHA Web site at 
http://www.osha.gov.

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 7 of the Occupational Safety and 
Health Act of 1970 (U.S.C. 656), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 
U.S.C. App. 2); 29 CFR part 1912a; 41 CFR part 102-3; and Secretary of 
Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912 1/25/2012).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on May 22, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2012-12771 Filed 5-24-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-26-P