[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 143 (Wednesday, July 25, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43616-43618]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18174]


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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: 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. The terms of four 
NACOSH members will expire on December 8, 2012.

DATES: Nominations for NACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent or 
received) by September 10, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations for NACOSH, which must include 
the docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-
2012-0019), by one 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.

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    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: 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, weekdays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Mr. Francis 
Meilinger, OSHA, Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, 
Room N3647, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone (202) 693-1999; email meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    For general information: Ms. Deborah Crawford, OSHA, Directorate of 
Evaluation and Analysis, Room N3641, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
1932; fax (202) 693-1641; email 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. 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 Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Health and 
Human Services on matters relating to the administration of the OSH 
Act. NACOSH is a continuing advisory body and operates in accordance 
with the OSH Act, the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), 
and regulations issued pursuant to those laws (29 CFR Part 1912a, 41 
CFR Part 102-3).
    NACOSH is comprised of 12 members, all of whom the Secretary of 
Labor appoints. Nominations will be accepted for four vacancies. The 
composition of the Committee and categories of new members to be 
appointed are as follows:
     Four public representatives--one will be appointed;
     Two management representatives--one will be appointed;
     Two labor representatives--none 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, the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services (HHS) will designate one of the occupational health 
professional representatives for appointment by the Secretary of Labor. 
Therefore, OSHA will provide to HHS all nominations and supporting 
materials for that membership category.
    NACOSH members serve for staggered 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 the remainder 
of the unexpired term. The Committee meets at least two times a year 
(29 CFR 1912a.4).
    Any interested person or organization may nominate one or more 
qualified persons for membership on NACOSH. 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.
    The Secretary of Labor will appoint NACOSH members on the basis of 
their 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 of Labor in appointing members 
to serve on NACOSH. In appointing NACOSH members, the Secretary of 
Labor will consider individuals nominated in response to this Federal 
Register notice, as well as other qualified individuals.
    The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in 
the workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse NACOSH membership. The 
Department will conduct a basic background check of nominees before 
their appointment using publicly available, Internet-based sources.

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-2012-0019). 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 them 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).
    OSHA posts submissions without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about 
submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers and 
birth dates. 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 to submit comments 
and access the docket is available on that Web site. Contact the OSHA 
Docket Office for information about materials not available through 
that Web site and for assistance in using the internet to locate docket 
submissions.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register document also are 
available at http://www.regulations.gov. This document, as well as news 
releases and other relevant information, are available at OSHA's 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 (29 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).


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    Signed at Washington, DC on July 20, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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