[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 221 (Friday, November 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68865-68867]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-27382]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2013-0013]


Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health 
(FACOSH)

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

ACTION: Announcement of FACOSH meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health 
(FACOSH) will meet December 5, 2013, in Washington, DC.

DATES: FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, 
December 5, 2013.
    Submission of comments, requests to speak, speaker presentations, 
and requests for special accommodations: You must submit (postmark, 
send, transmit) comments, requests to speak at the FACOSH meeting, 
speaker presentations, and requests for special accommodations to 
attend the meeting by November 29, 2013.

ADDRESSES: FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet in Rooms N-4437 A-D, 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 FACOSH 
meeting, and speaker presentations using 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; or
    Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, or messenger/courier 
service: You may submit materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. 
OSHA-2013-0013, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350, (OSHA's TTY 
(877) 889-5627). Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger/courier 
service) are accepted during the Department's and the OSHA Docket 
Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t., weekdays.
    Requests for special accommodations to attend the FACOSH meeting: 
You may submit requests for special accommodations by hard copy,

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telephone, or email to Ms. Frances Owens, OSHA Office of 
Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-1999; email 
owens.frances@dol.gov.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2013-
0013). Because of security-related procedures, submissions by regular 
mail may result in a significant delay in their receipt. Please contact 
the OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures for 
making submissions by hand delivery, express delivery, and messenger/
courier service. For additional information on submitting comments, 
requests to speak, and speaker presentations, see the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section below.
    OSHA will post comments, requests to speak, and speaker 
presentations, including any personal information provided, without 
change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions 
individuals about submitting certain personal information, such as 
Social Security numbers and birthdates.

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: Mr. Francis Yebesi, Director, OSHA Office 
of Federal Agency Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3622, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
2122; email ofap@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

FACOSH Meeting

    FACOSH will meet December 5, 2013, in Washington, DC. Some FACOSH 
members may attend the meeting electronically. The meeting is open to 
the public.
    The tentative agenda for the FACOSH meeting includes:
     Updates from FACOSH subcommittees;
     Status of FACOSH's recommendations on occupational 
exposure limits;
     Recordkeeping rule changes affecting Federal agencies;
     Whistleblower protection program best practices;
     Presidential POWER Initiative--update and future metrics; 
and
     OPM status report regarding the GS-0018 job series.
    FACOSH is authorized by 5 U.S.C. 7902; section 19 of the 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 668); 
and Executive Order 11612, as amended, to advise the Secretary of Labor 
(Secretary) on all matters relating to the occupational safety and 
health of Federal employees. This includes providing advice on how to 
reduce and keep to a minimum the number of injuries and illnesses in 
the Federal workforce, and how to encourage each Federal Executive 
Branch Department and Agency to establish and maintain effective 
occupational safety and health programs.
    OSHA transcribes and prepares detailed minutes of FACOSH meetings. 
The Agency puts meeting transcripts and minutes plus other materials 
presented at the meeting in the public record of the FACOSH meeting, 
which is posted at http://www.regulations.gov.

Public Participation, Submissions, and Access to Public Record

    FACOSH meetings: FACOSH meetings are open to the public. 
Individuals attending meetings at the U.S. Department of Labor must 
enter the building the Visitors' Entrance, 3rd and C Streets, NW., and 
pass through building security. Attendees must have valid government-
issued photo identification to enter. For additional information about 
building security measures, and requests for special accommodations for 
attending the FACOSH meeting, please contact Ms. Owens (see ADDRESSES 
section).
    Submission of requests to speak and speaker presentations. You may 
submit a request to speak to FACOSH by one of the methods listed in the 
ADDRESSES section. Your request must state:
     The amount of time you request to speak;
     The interest you represent (e.g., organization name), if 
any; and,
     A brief outline of your presentation.
    PowerPoint speaker presentations and other electronic materials 
must be compatible with Microsoft Office 2010 formats. The FACOSH chair 
may grant requests to address FACOSH at his discretion, and as time and 
circumstances permit.
    Submission of written comments. You also may submit written 
comments, including data and other information, using any of the 
methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. Your submissions, including 
attachments and other materials, must identify the agency name and the 
OSHA docket number for this notice (Docket No. OSHA-2013-0013). You may 
supplement electronic submissions by uploading documents 
electronically. If you wish to submit hard copies of supplementary 
documents instead, you must submit them to the OSHA Docket Office 
following the instructions in the ADDRESSES section. The additional 
materials must clearly identify your electronic submission by name, 
date, and docket number. OSHA will provide copies of your submissions 
to FACOSH members prior to the meeting.
    Because of security-related procedures, submitting comments, 
requests to speak, and speaker presentations by regular mail may cause 
a significant delay in their receipt. For information about security 
procedures concerning submissions by hand, express delivery, and 
messenger/courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket Office (see 
ADDRESSES section).
    Access to submissions and public record. OSHA places comments, 
requests to speak, speaker presentations, meeting transcripts and 
minutes, and other documents presented at the FACOSH meeting in the 
public record without change. Those documents also 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.
    To read or download documents in the public record, go to Docket 
No. OSHA-2013-0013 at http://www.regulations.gov. Although all meeting 
documents are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some 
documents (e.g., copyrighted material) are not publicly available to 
read or download through that Web page. All meeting documents, 
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and 
copying at the OSHA Docket Office.
    Information on using the http://www.regualtions.gov to make 
submissions and to access the public record of the FACOSH meeting is 
available at that Web page. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office for 
information about materials not available through that Web page and for 
assistance making submissions and obtaining 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 about FACOSH, also is available at OSHA's 
Web page at http://www.osha.gov.

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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 19 of the OSH Act (29 U.S.C. 
668); 5 U.S.C. 7902; the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 
U.S.C. App. 2); 41 CFR Part 102-3; section 1-5 of Executive Order 12196 
(45 CFR 12629 (2/27/1980)); and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 
(77 FR 3912 (1/25/2012)).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on November 12, 2013.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2013-27382 Filed 11-14-13; 8:45 am]
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