[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 58 (Wednesday, March 26, 2014)]
[Pages 16830-16831]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06696]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2014-0001]

National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health 

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

ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on NACOSH.


SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and 
Health requests nominations for membership on NACOSH.

DATES: Nominations for NACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent or 
received) by May 27, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations for NACOSH, which must include 
the docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-
2014-0001), by one of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments, 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions on-line for submitting 
    Facsimile: If your nomination, including attachments, does not 
exceed 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
    Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger or courier 
service: Submit your nomination to the OSHA Docket Office, Room N-2625, 
U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington DC 
20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (OSHA's TTY number is (877) 889-5627). 
Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger and courier service) are 
accepted during the Department of Labor's and Docket Office's normal 
business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t, weekdays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Mr. Francis 
Meilinger, OSHA, Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, 
Room N-3647, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone (202) 693-1999; email [email protected].
    For general information: Ms. Michelle Walker, OSHA, Directorate of 
Technical Support and Emergency Management, Room N-2625, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington DC 20210; 
telephone (202) 693-2350; email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health invites interested individuals to submit 
nominations for membership on NACOSH.
    Section 7(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH 
Act) (29 U.S.C. 651, 656) authorizes NACOSH to advise the Secretary of 
Labor and the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on matters 
relating to the administration of the OSH Act. NACOSH is a continuing 
advisory body and operates in accordance with the OSH Act, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and regulations issued 
pursuant to those statutes (29 CFR part 1912a, 41 CFR part 102-3).

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    NACOSH is comprised of 12 members, all of whom the Secretary of 
Labor appoints. The terms of eight NACOSH members terminate on May 21, 
2014 and the terms of the other four members expire just a few months 
later, on January 22, 2015. Given this, OSHA is accepting nominations 
for all 12 positions on NACOSH, which is composed of the following:
     Four public representatives;
     Two management representatives;
     Two labor representatives;
     Two occupational safety professional representatives; and
     Two occupational health professional representatives.
    Pursuant to 29 CFR 1912a.2, the HHS Secretary designates one of the 
occupational health professional representative, one occupational 
safety professional representative, and two public representatives for 
appointment by the Secretary of Labor. OSHA will provide to HHS all 
nominations and supporting materials for the membership categories they 
    NACOSH members serve staggered terms, unless the member becomes 
unable to serve, resigns, ceases to be qualified to serve, or is 
removed by the Secretary of Labor. As such, the Secretary will appoint 
six members to a two-year term and six to a three-year term. If a 
vacancy occurs before a term expires, the Secretary may appoint a new 
member who represents the same interest as the predecessor to serve the 
remainder of the unexpired term. The Committee must meet at least two 
times a year (29 U.S.C. 656(a)(1)).
    Any interested person or organization may nominate one or more 
qualified persons for NACOSH membership. Nominations must include the 
nominee's name, occupation or current position, and contact 
information. The nomination also must identify the category that the 
candidate is qualified to represent, and include a resume of the 
nominee's background, experience, and qualifications. In addition, the 
nomination must state that the nominee is aware of the nomination and 
is willing to serve on and regularly attend NACOSH meetings.
    The Secretary of Labor will appoint NACOSH members on the basis of 
their experience and competence in the field of occupational safety and 
health (29 CFR 1912a.2). The information OSHA receives through this 
nomination process, in addition to other relevant sources of 
information, will assist the Secretary of Labor in appointing members 
to serve on NACOSH. In appointing NACOSH members, the Secretary of 
Labor will consider individuals nominated in response to this Federal 
Register notice, as well as other qualified individuals.
    The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is committed to equal 
opportunity in the workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse NACOSH 
membership. The Department will conduct a public records check of 
nominees before their appointment using publicly available, internet-
based sources.

Public Participation--Submission of Nominations and Access to Docket

    You may submit nominations: (1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile 
(Fax); or (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments and other 
material must identify the Agency name and docket number for this 
Federal Register notice (OSHA Docket No. OSHA-2014-0001). 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 
materials must clearly identify your electronic nomination by name, 
date, and docket number so OSHA can attach the materials to your 
    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).
    OSHA posts submissions without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about 
submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers and 
birth dates. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted 
material) is not publicly available to read or download through http://www.regulations.gov. All submissions, including copyrighted material, 
are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. 
Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov to submit comments 
and access the docket is available on that Web site. Please contact the 
OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available 
through that Web site and for assistance in using the internet to 
locate docket submissions.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register document also are 
available at http://www.regulations.gov. This document, as well as news 
releases and other relevant information, are available at OSHA's Web 
site at http://www.osha.gov.

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, (5 U.S.C. App. 2; 29 CFR 
Part 1912a; 41 CFR part 102-3; and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-
2012 (77 FR 3912, 1/25/2012).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on March 21, 2014.
 David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2014-06696 Filed 3-25-14; 8:45 am]