[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 15 (Thursday, January 23, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3875-3876]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01308]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2013-0029]


Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Announcement of a meeting of the Whistleblower Protection 
Advisory Committee (WPAC).

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SUMMARY: WPAC will meet March 11, 2014, in Washington, DC.

DATES: 
    WPAC meeting: WPAC will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., E.T., Tuesday, 
March 11, 2014. WPAC Work Groups will meet on Monday, March 10, 2014.
    Written comments, requests to speak, speaker presentations, and 
requests for special accommodation: You must submit (postmark, send, 
transmit) comments, requests to address the WPAC meeting, speaker 
presentations (written or electronic), and requests for special 
accommodations for the WPAC meeting by February 21, 2014.

ADDRESSES:
    WPAC meeting: WPAC will meet in Room N-3437A-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 WPAC 
meeting, and speaker presentations using 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.
    Regular mail, express mail, hand delivery, or messenger (courier) 
service: You may submit your materials to the OSHA Docket Office, 
Docket No. OSHA-2013-0029, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 
(TTY (877) 889-5627). OSHA's Docket Office accepts deliveries (hand 
deliveries, express mail, and messenger 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 WPAC meeting 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: Your submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2013-
0029). 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.
    mailto:For general information about WPAC and WPAC meetings: Ms. 
Meghan Smith, OSHA, Directorate of Whistleblower Protection Programs, 
Room N-4624, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2199; email 
smith.meghan.p@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

WPAC Meeting

    WPAC will meet Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Washington, DC. WPAC 
meetings are open to the public.
    The tentative agenda of the WPAC meeting includes:
    Remarks from the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational 
Safety and Health (OSHA);
    WPAC work group reports and discussion;
    WPAC and WPAC Work Group administrative business; and Public 
comments.
    OSHA transcribes WPAC meetings and prepares detailed minutes of the 
meetings. OSHA places the meeting transcripts and minutes in the public 
record of the WPAC meeting. The public record also includes Work Group 
reports, speaker presentations,

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comments and other materials submitted to WPAC.

WPAC Work Groups

    The WPAC work group meetings (11(c), Transportation Industry, and 
Best Practices and Corporate Culture) on March 10, 2014, are open to 
the public. The purpose of the work groups is to provide 
recommendations to the full WPAC committee on their subject matters. 
The work groups will report to WPAC at the March 11, 2014, meeting for 
discussion by the full committee.
    For additional information on WPAC work group meetings or 
participating in them, please contact Ms. Smith or look on the WPAC 
page on OSHA's Web page at http://www.whistleblowers.gov.

Public Participation, Submissions, and Access to Public Record

    WPAC meetings: All WPAC 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 (such as a driver's license) to 
enter the building. For additional information about building security 
measures for attending WPAC meetings, please contact Ms. Owens (see 
ADDRESSES section).
    Individuals needing special accommodations to attend the WPAC 
meeting should contact to Ms. Owens as well.
    Submission of written comments: You may submit comments using one 
of the methods identified in the ADDRESSES section. Your submissions 
must include the Agency name and docket number for this WPAC meeting 
(Docket No. OSHA-2013-0029). OSHA will provide copies of submissions to 
WPAC 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, please contact the OSHA Docket Office 
(see ADDRESSES section).
    Requests to speak and speaker presentations: If you want to address 
WPAC at the meeting you must submit your request to speak, as well as 
any written or electronic presentation, by February 21, 2014, using one 
of the methods listed in 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 your presentation.
    PowerPoint presentations and other electronic materials must be 
compatible with PowerPoint 2010 and other Microsoft Office 2010 
formats.
    The WPAC Chair may grant requests to address WPAC as time and 
circumstances permit.
    Public docket of the WPAC meeting: OSHA will place comments, 
requests to speak, and speaker presentations, including any personal 
information you provide, in the public docket of this WPAC 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 in the public docket the meeting transcript, 
meeting minutes, documents presented at the WPAC meeting, and other 
documents pertaining to the WPAC meeting. These documents are available 
online at http://www.regulations.gov.
    Access to the public record of WPAC meetings: To read or download 
documents in the public docket of this WPAC meeting, go to Docket No. 
OSHA-2013-0029 at http://www.regulations.gov. The http://www.regulations.gov index also lists all documents in the public record 
for this meeting; 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.

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 the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), its implementing regulations 
(41 CFR part 102-3), chapter 1600 of Department of Labor Management 
Series 3 (Mar. 17, 2008), Secretary of Labor's Order 1-2012 (Jan. 18, 
2012), 77 FR 3912 (Jan. 25, 2012), and the Secretary of Labor's 
authority to administer the whistleblower provisions found in Section 
11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 29 U.S.C. 660(c); the 
Surface Transportation Assistance Act, 49 U.S.C. 31105; the Asbestos 
Hazard Emergency Response Act, 15 U.S.C. 2651; the International Safe 
Container Act, 46 U.S.C. 80507; the Safe Drinking Water Act, 42 U.S.C. 
300j-9(i); the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 U.S.C. 1367; the 
Toxic Substances Control Act, 15 U.S.C. 2622; the Solid Waste Disposal 
Act, 42 U.S.C. 6971; the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7622; the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 
42 U.S.C. 9610; the Energy Reorganization Act, 42 U.S.C. 5851; the 
Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st 
Century, 49 U.S.C. 42121; the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, 18 U.S.C. 1514A; the 
Pipeline Safety Improvement Act, 49 U.S.C. 60129; the Federal Railroad 
Safety Act, 49 U.S.C. 20109; the National Transit Systems Security Act, 
6 U.S.C. 1142; the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, 15 U.S.C. 
2087; Section 1558 of the Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148; the 
Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010, 12 U.S.C.A. 5567; the 
Seaman's Protection Act, 46 U.S.C. 2114; Section 402 of the FDA Food 
Safety Modernization Act, Public Law 111-353; and Section 31307 of the 
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, Public Law 112-141.

    Signed at Washington, DC on January 17, 2014.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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