[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 149 (Thursday, August 2, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46126-46127]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18878]



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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2012-0003]


Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health 
(MACOSH)

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

ACTION: Request for nomination of members to serve on the Maritime 
Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health.

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SUMMARY: OSHA invites interested persons to submit nominations for 
membership on the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety 
and Health.

DATES: You must submit nominations for MACOSH membership (Postmarked, 
Sent, Transmitted, or Received) by September 17, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials by one 
of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments, 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal. Follow the online instructions for submitting nominations;
    Facsimile: If your nomination and supporting materials, including 
attachments, do not exceed 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA 
Docket Office at (202) 693-1648;
    Regular mail, express mail, hand delivery, and messenger or courier 
service: You may submit nominations and supporting materials to the 
OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2012-0003, U.S. Department of 
Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. 
Deliveries (express mail, hand (courier) delivery, and messenger 
service) are accepted during the Docket Office's normal business hours, 
8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2012-
0003). Because of security-related procedures, submissions by regular 
mail may result in a significant delay in receipt. Please contact the 
OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures for making 
submissions by express mail, hand (courier) delivery, and messenger 
service.
    OSHA will post submissions in response to this Federal Register 
notice, including personal information provided, without change at 
http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties 
about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers 
and birthdates.
    Docket: To read or download submissions in response to this Federal 
Register notice, go to Docket No. OSHA-2012-0003 at http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the docket are available in the 
http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some documents (e.g., 
copyrighted material) are not publicly available to read or download 
through that Web page. All submissions, including copyrighted material, 
are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office.

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 about MACOSH: Ms. Amy Wangdahl, Director, 
Office of Maritime and Agriculture, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 
Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone: (202) 693-2086; email wangdahl.amy@dol.gov.
    For copies of this Federal Register notice: 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, are also available at OSHA's Web page at: 
www.osha.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health invites interested persons to submit 
nominations for membership on MACOSH.
    Background. The Secretary of Labor and OSHA plan to recharter 
MACOSH for two years when the current charter expires on January 25, 
2013. MACOSH is a Federal Advisory Committee established under the 
authority of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) (29 
U.S.C. 651 et seq.), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 5 U.S.C. 
App. 2, and regulations issued pursuant to those statutes (29 CFR part 
1912, 41 CFR part 102-3). The Committee advises the Secretary of Labor 
on matters relating to occupational safety and health programs, 
enforcement, new initiatives, and standards for the maritime industries 
of the United States, which include longshoring, marine terminals, and 
shipyard employment. OSHA invites persons interested in serving on 
MACOSH to submit their names for consideration for Committee 
membership.
    MACOSH reports to the Secretary of Labor through OSHA, and 
functions solely as an advisory body. MACOSH provides recommendations 
and advice to the Department of Labor and OSHA on various policy issues 
pertaining to safe and healthful employment in the maritime industries. 
The Secretary of Labor consults with MACOSH on various subjects, 
including: Ways to increase the effectiveness of safety and health 
standards that apply to the maritime industries, injury and illness 
prevention, the use of stakeholder partnerships to improve training and 
outreach initiatives, and ways to increase the national dialogue on 
occupational safety and health. In addition, MACOSH provides advice on 
enforcement initiatives that will improve the working conditions and 
the safety and health of workers in the maritime industries. The 
Committee meets approximately 3-4 times per year. Committee members 
serve without compensation, but OSHA provides travel and per diem 
expenses.
    MACOSH Membership: MACOSH consists of not more than 15 members 
appointed by the Secretary of Labor. The Agency seeks committed MACOSH 
members who have a strong interest in the safety and health of workers 
in the maritime industries. The U.S. Department of Labor is committed 
to equal opportunity in the workplace. The Secretary of Labor will 
appoint members to create a broad-based, balanced and diverse committee 
reflecting the shipyard and longshoring industries, and representing 
affected interests such as employers, employees, safety and health 
professional organizations, government organizations with interests or 
activities related to the maritime industry, academia, and the public.
    Nominations of new members or resubmissions of former or current 
members will be accepted in all categories of membership. Interested 
persons may nominate themselves or submit the name of another person 
whom they believe to be interested in, and qualified to serve on, 
MACOSH. Nominations also may be submitted by organizations from one of 
the categories listed above.
    Submission requirements: Nominations must include the following 
information:
    (1) Nominee's contact information and current employment or 
position;
    (2) Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior 
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MACOSH and other relevant organizations and associations;
    (3) Maritime industry interest (e.g., employer, employee, public, 
state safety and health agency, academia) that the nominee is qualified 
to represent;
    (4) A summary of the background, experience, and qualifications 
that addresses the nominee's suitability for membership; and
    (5) A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is 
willing to regularly attend and participate in MACOSH meetings, and has 
no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on MACOSH.
    OSHA will conduct a basic background check of candidates before 
their appointment to MACOSH. The background check will involve 
accessing publicly available, internet-based sources.
    Member selection. The Secretary of Labor will select MACOSH members 
on the basis of their experience, knowledge, and competence in the 
field of occupational safety and health, particularly in the maritime 
industries. Information received through this nomination process, and 
other relevant sources of information, will assist the Secretary of 
Labor in appointing members to MACOSH. In selecting MACOSH members, the 
Secretary of Labor will consider individuals nominated in response to 
this Federal Register notice, as well as other qualified individuals. 
OSHA will publish a list of MACOSH members in the Federal Register.

Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this 
notice under the authority granted by 29 U.S.C. 655(b)(1) and 656(b), 5 
U.S.C. App. 2, Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912), and 
29 CFR part 1912.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on July 30, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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