[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 215 (Tuesday, November 6, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66639-66641]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26980]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2012-0011]


Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)

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

ACTION: Announcement of ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group meetings and renewal 
of the ACCSH Charter.

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SUMMARY: ACCSH will meet November 29-30, 2012, in Washington, DC. In 
conjunction with the ACCSH meeting, ACCSH Work Groups will meet 
November 27-28, 2012. OSHA also announces the renewal of the ACCSH 
Charter for two years.

DATES: ACCSH meeting: ACCSH will meet from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., 
Thursday, November 29, 2012, and from 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, November 
30, 2012.
    ACCSH Work Group meetings: ACCSH Work Groups will meet Tuesday and 
Wednesday, November 27-28, 2012. (For Work Group meeting times, see the 
``Work Group'' schedule in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of 
this notice.)
    Comments, requests to speak, speaker presentations, and requests 
for special accommodation: You must submit (postmark, send, transmit) 
comments, requests to address the ACCSH meeting, speaker presentations 
(written or electronic), and requests for special accommodations for 
the ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group meetings by November 16, 2012.

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ADDRESSES: ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group meetings: ACCSH and ACCSH Work 
Groups will meet in Room N-3437 A-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 ACCSH 
meeting, and speaker presentations, which you must identify by the 
docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2012-
0011), by one of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit materials, including attachments, 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the on-line instructions for submissions;
    Facsimile (Fax): 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, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: 
You may submit your materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. 
OSHA-2012-0011, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 
889-5627). The Department of Labor and OSHA's Docket Office accept 
deliveries (hand delivery, express mail, messenger or courier service) 
during normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t., weekdays.
    Requests for special accommodations: Please submit your request for 
special accommodations to attend the ACCSH and ACCSH 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: Your submissions must include the Agency name and 
docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2012-
0011). Due to security-related procedures, submissions by regular mail 
may experience significant delays. Please contact the OSHA Docket 
Office for information about security procedures for making 
submissions. For additional information on submitting comments, 
requests to speak, and speaker presentations, see the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this notice.
    OSHA will post comments, requests to speak, and speaker 
presentations, including any personal information you provide, without 
change, at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions you 
about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers 
and birthdates.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
    For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of 
Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-1999; email 
meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    For general information about ACCSH and ACCSH meetings: Mr. Damon 
Bonneau, OSHA Directorate of Construction, Room N-3468, U.S. Department 
of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone 
(202) 693-2020; email bonneau.damon@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

ACCSH Meeting

    ACCSH will meet November 29-30, 2012, in Washington, DC. The 
meeting is open to the public.
    ACCSH advises the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) and Assistant 
Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (Assistant 
Secretary) in the formulation of standards affecting the construction 
industry, and on policy matters arising in the administration of the 
safety and health provisions under the Contract Work Hours and Safety 
Standards Act (Construction Safety Act) (40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.) and 
the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) 
(see also 29 CFR 1911.10 and 1912.3).
    The tentative agenda for this meeting includes:
     Assistant Secretary's Agency update and remarks;
     Directorate of Construction update on rulemaking projects;
     Discussion on the Request for Information on Reinforced 
Concrete/Post Tensioning and Backing Operations;
     National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
(NIOSH) update;
     Discussion of on-line training issues;
     Standards Improvement Project (SIP) IV rulemaking update;
     Presentation on OSHA Information System (OIS);
     ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group reports and administration; and
     Public comment period.
    OSHA transcribes ACCSH meetings and prepares detailed minutes of 
meetings. OSHA places the transcript and minutes in the public docket 
for the meeting. The docket also includes ACCSH Work Group reports, 
speaker presentations, comments, and other materials submitted to 
ACCSH.

Work Group Meetings

    In conjunction with the ACCSH meeting, the following ACCSH Work 
Groups will meet November 27, 2012:

 Health Hazards, Emerging Issues and Prevention through Design: 
Noon to 2 p.m.
 Diversity/Multilingual/Women in Construction: 2:15 to 4:15 
p.m.

    The following ACCSH Work Groups will meet November 28, 2012:

 Training and Outreach: 8 to 10 a.m.
 Injury and Illness Prevention Programs: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 
p.m.
 Backing Operations: 1:15 to 3:15 p.m.

    ACCSH Work Group meetings are open to the public. For additional 
information on ACCSH Work Group meetings or participating in them, 
please contact Mr. Bonneau or look on the ACCSH page on OSHA's Web page 
at http://www.osha.gov.

Public Participation, Submissions, and Access to Public Record

    ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group meetings: All ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group 
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 ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group meetings, please 
contact Ms. Chatmon (see ADDRESSES section). Please submit your request 
for special accommodations to attend the ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group 
meetings to Ms. Chatmon.
    Submission of comments: You may submit comments using one of the 
methods in the ADDRESSES section. Your submissions must include the 
Agency name and docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket 
No. OSHA-2012-0011). OSHA will provide copies of submissions to ACCSH 
members.
    Because of security-related procedures, submissions by regular mail 
may experience significant delays. For information about security 
procedures for submitting materials by hand delivery, express mail, and 
messenger or courier service, contact the OSHA Docket Office (see 
ADDRESSES section).
    Requests to speak and speaker presentations: If you wish to address 
ACCSH at their meeting you must submit your request to speak, as well 
as your written or electronic presentation (e.g., PowerPoint), by 
November 16, 2012, using one of the methods listed in

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the ADDRESSES section. Your request must state:
     The amount of time requested to speak;
     The interest you represent (e.g., business, organization, 
affiliation), if any; and
     A brief outline of the presentation.
    PowerPoint presentations and other electronic materials must be 
compatible with PowerPoint 2003 and other Microsoft Office 2003 
formats.
    Alternately, at the ACCSH meeting, you may request to address ACCSH 
briefly by signing the public-comment request sheet and listing the 
topic(s) you will address. You also must provide 20 hard copies of any 
materials, written or electronic, you want to present to ACCSH.
    The ACCSH Chair may grant requests to address ACCSH as time and 
circumstances permit. The Chair will give preference to individuals who 
submitted speaker requests and presentations by November 16, 2012.
    Public docket of the ACCSH meeting: OSHA places comments, requests 
to speak, and speaker presentations, including any personal information 
you provide, in the public docket of this ACCSH meeting without change, 
and those documents may be available online at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions you about submitting 
personal information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates.
    OSHA also places the meeting transcript, meeting minutes, documents 
presented at the ACCSH meeting, Work Group reports, and other documents 
pertaining to the ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group meetings in the public 
docket. These documents are available online at http://www.regulations.gov.
    Access to the public record of ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group meetings: 
To read or download documents in the public docket of these ACCSH and 
ACCSH Work Group meetings, go to Docket No. OSHA-2012-0011 at http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the public record for these 
meetings are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; however, 
some documents (e.g., copyrighted materials) are not publicly available 
through that Web page. All documents in the public record, including 
materials not available through http://www.regulations.gov, are 
available for inspection and copying in the OSHA Docket Office (see 
ADDRESSES section). Please contact the OSHA Docket Office for 
assistance in making submissions to, or obtaining materials from, the 
public docket.
    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 are available on the OSHA Web page at 
http://www.osha.gov.

Announcement of ACCSH Charter Renewal

    The Secretary has renewed the ACCSH Charter, which will expire two 
years from the day the charter is filed.
    To read or download a copy of the new ACCSH Charter, go to Docket 
No. OSHA-2012-0011 at http://www.regulations.gov. The Charter also is 
available on the ACCSH page on OSHA's Web page at http://www.osha.gov, 
and at the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section). In addition, the 
Charter may be viewed or downloaded at the FACA database at http://www.fido.gov.

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 Section 7 of the Occupational 
Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 656), Section 107 of the 
Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (Construction Safety Act) 
40 U.S.C. 3704, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, 29 CFR parts 1911 and 1912, 41 CFR 
part 102, and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on October 31, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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