[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 67 (Tuesday, April 8, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19394-19395]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07586]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2014-0007]


Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)

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

ACTION: Announcement of ACCSH and ACCSH Workgroup meetings.

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SUMMARY: ACCSH will meet May 8, 2014, in Washington, DC. In conjunction 
with the ACCSH meeting, ACCSH Workgroups will meet May 7, 2014.

DATES: ACCSH meeting: ACCSH will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., e.t., 
Thursday, May 8, 2014.
    ACCSH Workgroup meetings: ACCSH Workgroups will meet Wednesday, May 
7, 2014. (For Workgroup meeting times, see the schedule under 
``Workgroup Meetings'' in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this 
notice.)
    Submit (postmark, send, transmit) comments, requests to address the 
ACCSH meeting, speaker presentations (written or electronic), and 
requests for special accommodations for the ACCSH meeting and ACCSH 
Workgroup meetings, by April 18, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submission of comments, requests to speak, and speaker 
presentations for the ACCSH meeting: Submit comments, requests to 
speak, and speaker presentations for the ACCSH meeting, using one of 
the following methods:
    Electronically: 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 the 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: Submit materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-
2014-0007, 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.
    Instructions: Submissions must include the agency name and docket 
number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2014-0007). 
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 provided, without 
change, at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions you 
about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers 
and birthdates.
    Location of the ACCSH meeting: ACCSH and ACCSH Workgroups will meet 
in Room N-3437 A-C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20210.
    Requests for special accommodations: Please submit requests for 
special accommodations to attend the ACCSH meeting and ACCSH Workgroup 
meetings to Ms. Gretta Jameson, OSHA, Office of Communications, Room N-
3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-1999; email: 
jameson.grettah@dol.gov.

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;

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telephone: (202) 693-2020; email: bonneau.damon@dol.gov.
    Copies of this Federal Register notice: 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

ACCSH Meeting

    Background: ACCSH will meet May 8, 2014, in Washington, DC. The 
meeting is open to the public. 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 
speaker presentations, comments, and other materials submitted to 
ACCSH.
    ACCSH advises the Secretary of Labor and the 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 (CSA)) (40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.) and the 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et 
seq.) (see also 29 CFR 1911.10 and 1912.3). In addition, the OSH Act 
and CSA require that OSHA consult with ACCSH before the Agency proposes 
any occupational safety and health standard affecting construction 
activities (29 CFR 1911.10; 40 U.S.C. 3704).
    Meeting agenda: The tentative agenda for this meeting includes:
     Assistant Secretary's Agency update and remarks;
     Directorate of Construction update on rulemaking projects;
     Proposed rule to update OSHA's standard on Eye and Face 
Protection in construction. The proposed rule would update the American 
National Standards Institute consensus standards referenced;
     OSHA's Proposed Rule for Beryllium: Alternatives for 
Construction;
     Proposed amendments and corrections to OSHA's Cranes and 
Derricks standards;
     The following items from the proposed Standards 
Improvement Project IV rulemaking:
    1. Update the Marine Material-Handling standard to refer to the 
current Longshoring standards;
    2. Update the Underground Construction standard on Diesel-Powered 
Equipment to refer to the current MSHA standard;
    3. Clarify Signs, Signals, and Barricades, to require use of 
traffic control devices and signs, and clarify that the design and use 
of traffic control devices must conform to the Manual of Uniform 
Traffic Control Devices (MUCTD), and eliminate duplicative and 
unnecessary language;
     Presentation on Power Transmission and Distribution; and,
     Public Comment Period.

Workgroup Meetings

    The following ACCSH Workgroups will meet May 7, 2014:
     Health Hazards, Emerging Issues, and Prevention through 
Design: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
     Temporary Workers: 1 to 3 p.m.
     Training and Outreach: 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.
    ACCSH Workgroup meetings are open to the public. For additional 
information on ACCSH Workgroup 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.
    Attending the meeting: Individuals attending the 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 ACCSH 
meetings, please contact Ms. Jameson (see ``Requests for special 
accommodations'' in the ADDRESSES section of this notice).
    Requests to speak and speaker presentations: Attendees who want to 
address ACCSH at the meeting must submit a request to speak, as well as 
any written or electronic presentation, by April 18, 2014, using one of 
the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. The 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.
    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.
    Public docket of the ACCSH meeting: OSHA will place 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. OSHA also places in the public docket the meeting 
transcript, meeting minutes, documents presented at the ACCSH meeting, 
and other documents pertaining to the ACCSH and ACCSH Workgroup 
meetings. These documents are available online at: http://www.regulations.gov.
    Access to the public record of ACCSH and ACCSH Workgroup meetings: 
To read or download documents in the public docket of this ACCSH 
meeting, go to Docket No. OSHA-2014-0007 at: http://www.regulations.gov. The http://www.regulations.gov index also lists 
all documents in the public record for these meetings; 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). Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in 
making submissions to, or obtaining materials from, the public docket.

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 29 U.S.C. 656; 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, Jan. 25, 2012).

    Signed at Washington, DC on April 1, 2014.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2014-07586 Filed 4-7-14; 8:45 am]
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