[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 212 (Monday, November 3, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65253-65255]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25960]


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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 and Request 
for Nominations for Membership on ACCSH.

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SUMMARY: ACCSH will meet December 4, 2014, in Washington, DC. In 
conjunction with the ACCSH meeting, ACCSH Workgroups will meet December 
3, 2014. OSHA also announces the Assistant Secretary of Labor's request 
for nominations for membership on ACCSH.

DATES: ACCSH meeting: ACCSH will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., 
Thursday, December 4, 2014.
    ACCSH Workgroup meetings: ACCSH Workgroups will meet Wednesday, 
December 3, 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 November 12, 2014.
    Nominations for ACCSH membership: Submit nominations for ACCSH 
membership by January 2, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submission of comments, requests to speak, and speaker 
presentations for the ACCSH meeting, and nominations for ACCSH 
membership: Submit comments, requests to speak, and speaker 
presentations for the ACCSH meeting, and nominations and supporting 
material for ACCSH membership, 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-4437 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, the ACCSH meetings, and ACCSH 
membership: 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.
    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

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OSHA Web page at http://www.osha.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. ACCSH Meeting

    Background: ACCSH will meet December 4, 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 the Assistant Secretary 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, 
that will include an overview of the communication tower safety 
initiatives;
     ACCSH's consideration of, and recommendations on, the 
following OSHA proposed rules affecting construction activities:
    --New Quantitative Fit Testing Protocol: Amendment to the Final 
Rule on Respiratory Protection;
    --Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and 
Maintain Accurate Records of Each Recordable Injury and Illness;
    --Removal of Coke Oven Emissions Construction Standard in Standards 
Improvement Project--IV rulemaking;
     Presentation on 29 CFR part 1926, subpart V, Power 
Transmission and Distribution; and,
     Public Comment Period.

II. Workgroup Meetings

    The following ACCSH Workgroups will meet concurrently on December 
3, 2014, from 1 to 3 p.m.:
     Health Hazards, Emerging Issues, and Prevention through 
Design.
     Temporary Workers.
     Training and Outreach.
    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 November 12, 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 will 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.

III. Request for Nominations for Membership on ACCSH

    The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health 
(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 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 
OSH Act. 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 consists of 15 members whom the Secretary 
appoints. ACCSH members generally serve staggered two-year terms, 
unless they resign, cease to be qualified, or 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 categories of ACCSH membership, and the number of new members 
to be appointed to replace members whose terms will expire, are:
     Five members who are qualified by experience and 
affiliation to present the viewpoint of employers in the

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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 designated by the Secretary of the 
Department of Health and Human Services and appointed by the 
Secretary--no new appointment will be made.
    The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the 
workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse ACCSH membership. Any 
interested person or organization may nominate one or more individuals 
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:
     Nominee's contact information and current employment or 
position;
     Nominee's r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae, 
including prior membership on ACCSH and other relevant organizations 
and associations;
     Category of membership (employer, employee, public, State 
safety and health agency) that the nominee is qualified to represent;
     A summary of the background, experience, and 
qualifications that addresses the nominee's suitability for each of the 
nominated membership categories;
     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
     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.
     A letter signed by the nominee, stating: ``In agreeing to 
serve as a member of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and 
Health (ACCSH), I attest to the following: During the last 10 years, I 
have not been convicted of a felony, or been imprisoned, been on 
probation, or been on parole, for a felony; and I am not currently 
under charges for a felony. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge 
and belief, the above-information on this Self-Certification is true, 
correct, complete, and made in good faith.''
    Member selection: The Secretary will select ACCSH members 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.
    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-2014-0007). Submit materials electronically, by FAX, 
or by hard copy. You may supplement electronic submissions by attaching 
electronic files. If you supplement electronic submissions with hard-
copy documents, submit the hard copy documents to the OSHA Docket 
Office and clearly identify the electronic submission by Agency name 
and docket number (Docket No. OSHA-2014-0007) so the Docket Office can 
attach the hard-copy documents to the appropriate electronic 
submission.
    The OSHA Docket Office will post all submissions, including 
personal information provided, 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: The http://www.regulations.gov index lists all 
submissions provided in response to this Federal Register notice; 
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-2014-0007, including materials not 
available on-line, contact the OSHA Docket Office.

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. 656; 40 U.S.C. 3704; 5 U.S.C. 
App. 2; 29 CFR parts 1911 and 1912; 41 CFR 102-3; and Secretary of 
Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012).

    Signed at Washington, DC on October 28, 2014.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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