[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 204 (Monday, October 22, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64549-64551]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25938]


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

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SUMMARY: NACOSH will meet November 15, 2012, in Washington, DC. In 
conjunction with the committee meeting, the NACOSH Effectiveness 
Measures Work Group will meet on November 14, 2012.

DATES: NACOSH meeting: NACOSH will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 
Thursday, November 15, 2012.
    NACOSH Work Group meeting: The NACOSH Effectiveness Measures Work 
Group will meet from 1-4 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2012.
    Submission of comments, requests to speak, speaker presentations 
and requests for special accommodation: You must submit (postmark, 
send, transmit, deliver) comments, requests to speak at the NACOSH 
meeting, speaker presentations, and requests for special accommodations 
for the NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group meetings by November 2, 2012.

ADDRESSES: NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group meetings: NACOSH and NACOSH 
Work Group meetings will meet in Room S-4215 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, which you must identify 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 accommodation: Please submit requests for 
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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 (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-
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.
    OSHA will place in the public docket comments, requests to speak 
and speaker presentations, including any personal information you 
provide, and they may be available online. Therefore, OSHA cautions 
individuals 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 N-3647, 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, 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 Thursday, November 15, 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);
     NACOSH Work Group report and discussion;
     NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group administrative business; and
     Public comments.
    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 public record also includes 
Work Group reports, speaker presentations, comments and other materials 
submitted to NACOSH.

NACOSH Work Group

    The NACOSH Effectiveness Measures Work Group meeting on November 
14, 2012, is open to the public. The purpose of the Work Group is to 
provide recommendations to the full NACOSH committee on approaches for 
measuring the effectiveness of OSHA's strategies, programs and 
activities. The Work Group will report to NACOSH at the November 15, 
2012, meeting for discussion by the full Committee.

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 requesting special accommodation to attend NACOSH and 
NACOSH Work Group meetings must contact Ms. Chatmon by November 7, 
2012.
    Submission of comments, requests to speak and speaker 
presentations: Interested persons must submit written comments, 
requests to speak at the NACOSH meeting and speaker presentations by 
November 7, 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 NACSOH may 
be granted as at the discretion of the NACOSH chair and as time 
permits.
    Public docket of the NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group meetings: 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 page. 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 page 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 on the OSHA Web page 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

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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 October 17, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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