[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 174 (Tuesday, September 9, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53453-53455]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-21373]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2014-0005]


Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

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

ACTION: Request for nominations and announcement of new members

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and 
Health invites interested individuals to submit ``rolling'' nominations 
for membership on the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety 
and Health (FACOSH), and announces the new procedures for the 
``rolling'' nominations. This Federal Register notice also announces 
the appointment of six individuals to serve on FACOSH.

DATES: You must submit (postmarked, sent, transmitted, or received) 
your nominations by October 5, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials using 
one of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments, 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the federal eRulemaking 
portal. Follow the online instructions for submitting nominations;
    Facsimile: If your nominations and supporting materials and 
attachments do not exceed 10 pages, you may FAX them to the OSHA Docket 
Office at (202) 693-1648;
    Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger or courier 
service: You may send nominations and supporting materials to the OSHA 
Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2014-0005, Room N-2625, U.S. Department 
of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone 
(202) 693-2350 (TTY number (877) 889-5627). Deliveries by hand, express 
mail, messenger, and courier service are accepted during the Department 
of Labor's and OSHA Docket Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-
4:45 p.m., e.s.t.
    Instructions: Your submissions and supporting materials must 
include the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register 
notice (OSHA-2014-0005). Due to security-related procedures, 
submissions by regular mail may experience significant delays. Please 
contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about special security 
procedures for submitting nominations and supporting materials. For 
additional information on submitting nominations and supporting 
materials, see the Supplementary Information section of this notice.
    OSHA will post all submissions, including any personal information 
you provide, without change on http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, 
OSHA cautions you about submitting personal information such as Social 
Security numbers and birthdates.
    To read or download submissions in response to this Federal 
Register notice, go to Docket No. OSHA-2014-0005 at http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the docket are listed in the 
index of that Web site; however, some documents (e.g., copyrighted) are 
not publicly available to read or download from that Web site. All 
submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for 
inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    For press inquiries: Mr. Francis 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. Francis Yebesi, OSHA, Office of 
Federal Agency Programs, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Room N-
3622, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2122; email ofap@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Nominations for FACOSH Membership

    The Assistant Secretary of OSHA invites interested individuals to 
submit nominations for membership on FACOSH. In addition, this notice 
announces new nomination procedures for FACOSH.
    Background. FACOSH is authorized to advise the Secretary of Labor 
(Secretary) on all matters relating to the occupational safety and 
health of federal employees (Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 
(29 U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, Executive Orders 12196 and 13511). 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 the establishment and maintenance of effective occupational 
safety and health programs in each federal agency.
    FACOSH membership. FACOSH is comprised of 16 members who the 
Secretary appoints to staggered terms of up to three years. The 
categories of FACOSH membership and the number

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of new members to be appointed to three-year terms beginning January 1, 
2015 include:
     Eight members who are federal agency management 
representatives--Three management representatives will be appointed; 
and
     Eight members who are representatives of labor 
organizations that represent federal employees--Two federal employee 
representatives will be appointed.
    FACOSH members serve at the pleasure of the Secretary and may be 
appointed to successive terms. FACOSH meets at least twice a year.
    The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the 
workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse FACOSH membership. Any 
interested federal agency, labor organization, or individual(s) may 
nominate one or more qualified persons for membership on FACOSH. 
Interested individuals also are invited and encouraged to submit 
statements in support of particular nominees.
    Nomination requirements. Submission of nominations must include the 
following information:
    1. The nominee's name, contact information and current occupation 
or position;
    2. The nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior 
membership on FACOSH and other relevant organizations, associations and 
committees;
    3. Category of membership (management, labor) the nominee is 
qualified to represent;
    4. A summary of the nominee's background, experience and 
qualifications that address the nominee's suitability to serve on 
FACOSH;
    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 
federal workforce; and
    6. A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is 
willing to regularly attend and participate in FACOSH meetings, and has 
no apparent conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on 
FACOSH.
    Member selection. The Secretary appoints FACOSH members based upon 
criteria that include the nominee's level of responsibility for 
occupational safety and health matters involving the federal workforce; 
experience and competence in occupational safety and health; and 
willingness and ability to regularly and fully participate in FACOSH 
meetings. Federal agency management nominees who serve as their 
agency's Designated Agency Safety and Health Official (DASHO), or at an 
equivalent level of responsibility within their respective federal 
agencies, are preferred as management members. Labor nominees who have 
responsibilities for federal employee occupational safety and health 
matters within their respective labor organizations are preferred as 
labor members.
    The information received through the nomination process, along with 
other relevant sources of information, will assist the Secretary in 
making appointments to FACOSH. In selecting FACOSH members, the 
Secretary will consider individuals nominated in response to this 
Federal Register notice, as well as other qualified individuals. OSHA 
will publish a list of the new FACOSH members in the Federal Register.

Public Participation

    Instructions for submitting nominations. Interested individuals may 
submit nominations and supplemental materials using one of the methods 
listed in the ADDRESSES section. All nominations, attachments and other 
materials must identify the agency/labor organization name and the 
docket number for this Federal Register notice. You may supplement 
electronic nominations by uploading document files electronically. If, 
instead, you wish to submit additional materials in reference to an 
electronic or FAX submission, you must submit them to the OSHA Docket 
Office (see ADDRESSES section). The additional material must clearly 
identify your electronic or FAX submission by name and docket number 
for this Federal Register notice so that the materials can be attached 
to your submission.
    Because of security-related procedures, the use of regular mail may 
cause a significant delay in the receipt of nominations. For 
information about security procedures concerning the delivery of 
materials by hand, express delivery, messenger or courier service, 
please contact the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section).
    All submissions in response to this Federal Register notice are 
posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA 
cautions interested parties about submitting personal information, such 
as Social Security numbers and birthdates. Guidance on submitting 
nominations and materials in response to this Federal Register notice 
is available at http://www.regulations.gov and from the OSHA Docket 
Office.
    Access to docket and other materials. To read or download 
nominations and additional materials submitted in response to this 
Federal Register notice, go to Docket No. OSHA-2013-0013 at http://www.regulations.gov. All submissions are listed in the index of that 
docket. 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. Contact the OSHA 
Docket Office for information about materials not available through 
http://www.regulations.gov and for assistance in using the internet to 
locate submissions.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice 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.

New Nomination Procedures

    OSHA is establishing new membership nomination procedures for 
FACOSH. With this notice, OSHA begins accepting and considering FACOSH 
nominations on a ``rolling basis.'' OSHA will consider any nomination 
you submit by October 5, 2014, for membership positions that open on 
January 1, 2015, as well as for any vacancy that occurs during 2015, 
such as due to a member resignation. In addition, OSHA will roll over 
the nominations received in response to this notice for consideration 
for membership positions that open January 1, 2016.
    Each year OSHA will publish a request for nominations for 
membership positions. OSHA will consider nominations received in 
response to that notice for the following:
     Membership positions beginning January 1 of the next year;
     Vacancies that occur during the next year; and
     Membership positions that begin January 1 of the year that 
follows.
    OSHA believes that rolling over nominations will make it easier for 
interested persons to be considered for membership on FACOSH because 
they will not have to submit a nomination every year. The new 
procedures also will provide OSHA with a broad base of nominations to 
consider in order to ensure that FACOSH membership is fairly balanced, 
which the Federal Advisory Committee Act requires (5 U.S.C. App. 2, 
Section (5)(b)(2); 41 CFR 102-3.30(c)).

FACOSH Appointments

    FACOSH is comprised of 16 members; eight representing federal 
agency management and eight from labor

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organizations representing federal employees. The Secretary has 
appointed the following individuals to a three-year term on FACOSH:
    Federal employee representatives:
     Carolyn D. Bland-Bowles, American Federation of State, 
County and Municipal Employees;
     Dennis P. Phelps, International Brotherhood of Electrical 
Workers; and
     Mark J. Segall, National Association of Agriculture 
Employees.
    Federal agency management representatives:
     Wesley J. Carpenter, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;
     Wayne Quillin, U.S. Department of State; and
     Maureen Sullivan, U.S. Department of Defense.

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 29 U.S.C. 668, 5 U.S.C. 7902, 5 U.S.C. 
App. 2, Executive Orders 12196 and 13511, Secretary of Labor's Order 1-
2012 (77 FR 3912 (1/25/2012)), 29 CFR Part 1960, and 41 CFR Part 102-3.

    Signed at Washington, DC on September 4, 2014.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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