[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 216 (Wednesday, November 7, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66870-66872]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27208]


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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: Request for nominations for membership on ACCSH.

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and 
Health (OSHA Assistant Secretary) invites interested persons to submit 
nominations for membership on ACCSH.

DATES: Nominations for ACCSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent, 
transmitted, or received) by January 7, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials by one 
of the following methods:
    Electronically: Nominations, including attachments, may be 
submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-
Rulemaking 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; or
    Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger or courier 
service: Submit your nominations and supporting 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 number (877) 889-5627). The Department of Labor and 
OSHA's Docket Office accepts deliveries by hand, express mail, 
messenger, and courier service are accepted during normal business 
hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t.
    Instructions: All nominations and supporting materials must include 
the Agency name and docket number for this Federal Register notice 
(Docket No.

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OSHA-2012-0011). Because of security-related procedures, submitting 
nominations by regular mail may result in a significant delay in their 
receipt. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about 
security procedures for submitting nominations by hand delivery, 
express delivery, and messenger or courier service. For additional 
information on submitting nominations, see the ``Public Participation'' 
heading in the Supplementary Information section below.
    All submissions in response to this Federal Register notice, 
including personal information provided, are posted without change at 
http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested persons 
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-2012-0011 at http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the docket are listed 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 Additional Information

    For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, 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: 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: The Assistant Secretary invites interested 
persons to submit nominations for membership on ACCSH.
    Background. ACCSH is a continuing advisory committee established 
under Section 107(e) of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards 
Act (40 U.S.C. 3701, 3704(d)), generally known as the Construction 
Safety Act (CSA), to advise the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) in the 
formulation of construction safety and health standards, as well as on 
policy matters arising under the CSA and the Occupational Safety and 
Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.). In particular, 29 CFR 
1911.10(a) and 1912.3(a) provide that the Assistant Secretary shall 
consult with ACCSH whenever the Agency proposes any safety or health 
standard that affects the construction industry.
    ACCSH operates in accordance with the CSA, the OSH Act, 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). ACCSH 
generally meets two to four times a year.
    ACCSH membership. ACCSH is comprised of 15 members who the 
Secretary appoints.
    The categories of ACCSH membership, and the number of new members 
to be appointed, are:
     Five members who are qualified by experience and 
affiliation to present the viewpoint of employers in the construction 
industry--three employer representatives will be appointed;
     Five members who are similarly qualified to present the 
viewpoint of employees in the construction industry--three employee 
representatives will be appointed;
     Two representatives of State safety and health agencies--
one representative from a State safety and health agency will be 
appointed;
     Two public members, qualified by knowledge and experience 
to make a useful contribution to the work of ACCSH, such as those who 
have professional or technical experience and competence with 
occupational safety and health in the construction industry--one public 
representative will be appointed; and
     One representative the Secretary of the Department of 
Health and Human Services designates and the Secretary appoints--no new 
appointment will be made.
    ACCSH members generally serve staggered two-year terms, unless they 
resign, cease to be qualified, become unable to serve, or the Secretary 
removes them (29 CFR 1912.3(e)). The Secretary may appoint ACCSH 
members to successive terms. No member of ACCSH, other than members who 
represent employers or employees, shall have an economic interest in 
any proposed rule that affects the construction industry (29 CFR 
1912.6).
    The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the 
workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse ACCSH membership. Any 
interested person or organizations may nominate more than one 
individual for membership on ACCSH. Interested persons also are invited 
and encouraged to submit statements in support of nominees.
    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 
membership on ACCSH and other relevant organizations and associations;
    (3) Categories of membership (employer, employee, public, State 
safety and health agency) that the nominee is qualified to represent;
    (4) A summary of the background, experience, and qualifications 
that addresses the nominee's suitability for each of the nominated 
membership categories;
    (5) Articles or other documents the nominee has authored that 
indicate the nominee's knowledge, experience, and expertise in 
occupational safety and health, particularly as it pertains to the 
construction industry; and
    (6) A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is 
willing to regularly attend and participate in ACCSH meetings, and has 
no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on ACCSH.
    Member selection. ACCSH members are selected on the basis of their 
experience, knowledge, and competence in the field of occupational 
safety and health, particularly as it pertains to the construction 
industry. Information, received through this nomination process, in 
addition to other relevant sources of information, will assist the 
Secretary in appointing members to ACCSH. In selecting ACCSH members, 
the Secretary will consider individuals nominated in response to this 
Federal Register notice, as well as other qualified individuals.

Public Participation

    Instructions for submitting nominations. All nominations, 
supporting documents, attachments, and other materials must identify 
the Agency name and the docket number for this Federal Register notice 
(Docket No. OSHA-2012-0011). You may submit materials: (1) 
Electronically, (2) by FAX, or (3) by hard copy. You may supplement 
electronic submissions by attaching electronic files. If you wish to 
supplement electronic submissions with hard copy documents, you must 
submit them to the OSHA Docket Office and clearly identify your 
electronic submission by Agency name and docket number (Docket No. 
OSHA-2012-0011) so the materials can be attached to your electronic 
submission.
    Because of security-related procedures, materials submitted by 
regular mail may experience significant

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delays. For information about security procedures concerning materials 
delivered by hand, express delivery, and messenger or courier service, 
please contact the OSHA Docket Office.
    All submissions, including personal information provided, will be 
posted in the docket without change. Therefore, OSHA cautions 
interested parties about submitting personal information such as Social 
Security numbers and birthdates. Guidance on submitting nominations and 
supporting materials is available on-line at http://www.regulations.gov 
and from the OSHA Docket Office.
    Access to docket. All submissions in response to this Federal 
Register notice are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; 
however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly 
available to read or download from that Web page. All submissions, 
including materials not available on-line, are available for inspection 
and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. For information about accessing 
materials in Docket No. OSHA-2012-0011, including materials not 
available on-line, contact the OSHA Docket Office.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register document are available 
at http://www.regulations.gov. This document, as well as news releases 
and other relevant information, also is available at OSHA's 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 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 (40 U.S.C. 3704), the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), 29 CFR part 1912, 41 CFR part 102-3, 
and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on November 2, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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