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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 113 / Tuesday, June 12, 2012 / Notices establish Tier 4 eligibility. Under the phase-out provisions, claimants in this state can receive any remaining entitlement they have in Tier 4 after May 12, 2012. • Claimants in states that are triggered ‘‘on’’ to Tier 4 of the EUC08 program, but not triggered ‘‘on’’ to EB, may be eligible for augmentation of their Tier 4 entitlement from a maximum potential duration of 6 weeks to a maximum potential duration of 16 weeks. Details on this can be found at the bottom of the page for this link: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/ corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=5271. States currently affected by this provision are Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Oregon, Puerto Rico, and South Carolina. States that will be eligible to provide for up to 16 weeks of Tier 4 benefits for new Tier 4 claimants starting May 13 are California, Florida, Illinois, and North Carolina. Information for Claimants The duration of benefits payable in the EUC08 program, and the terms and conditions under which they are payable, are governed by Public Laws 110–252, 110–449, 111–5, 111–92, 111– 118, 111–144, 111–157, 111–205, 111– 312, 112–96, and the operating instructions issued to the states by the Department. The duration of benefits payable in the EB program, and the terms and conditions on which they are payable, are governed by the FederalState Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970, as amended, and the operating instructions issued to the states by the Department. In the case of a state concluding an EB period, the State Workforce Agency will furnish a written notice of any change in potential entitlement to each individual who had established eligibility for EB (20 CFR 615.13(c)(4)). Persons who believe they may be entitled to benefits under the EB or EUC08 program, or who wish to inquire about their rights under the program, should contact their State Workforce Agency. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Gibbons, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S–4524, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693–3008 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email: gibbons.scott@dol.gov. VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:42 Jun 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 Signed in Washington, DC, this 5th day of June, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2012–14172 Filed 6–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket Number OSHA–2012–0020] Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), DOL. ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee. AGENCY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health requests nominations for membership on the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC). SUMMARY: Nominations for WPAC must be submitted (postmarked, sent, transmitted, or received) by July 27, 2012. DATES: You may submit nominations for WPAC, identified by the OSHA Docket No., OSHA–2012– 0020, by any of the following methods: Electronically: Nominations, including attachments, may be submitted electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for making electronic submissions. Facsimile: If your nomination and supporting materials, including attachments, do not exceed 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger or courier service: Submit your nominations and supporting materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2012–0020, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–2625, 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. Instructions: All nominations and supporting materials for WPAC must include the Agency name and docket number for this Federal Register notice ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35063 (Docket No. OSHA–2012–0020). Because of security-related procedures, submitting nominations by regular mail may result in a significant delay in their receipt. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures for submitting nominations by hand delivery, express delivery, and messenger or courier service. For additional information on submitting nominations see the ‘‘Public Participation—Submission of Nominations and Access to Docket’’ heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Submissions in response to this Federal Register notice, including personal information provided, are posted without change at http:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal information such as social security numbers and dates of birth. Docket: To read or download submissions or other material in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. All documents in the docket are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through that Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Dillon, Director, Office of the Whistleblower Protection Program, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3610, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC., 20210; telephone (202) 693–2199, this is not a toll-free number; email address Dillon.Sandra@dol.gov. The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (Assistant Secretary) invites interested individuals to submit nominations for membership on the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC). WPAC’s duties are solely advisory and consultative. WPAC advises, consults with, and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) and the Assistant Secretary on matters relating to the improvement of the fairness, efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of OSHA’s whistleblower protection activities. In particular, WPAC will make recommendations regarding the development and/or implementation of: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 35064 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 113 / Tuesday, June 12, 2012 / Notices • Better customer service to both workers who raise complaints and employers who are the subject of investigations; • Improvement in the investigative and enforcement process, and the training of OSHA investigators; • Improvement of regulations governing OSHA investigations; • Cooperative activities with federal agencies responsible for areas also covered by the whistleblower protection statutes enforced by OSHA; and • Other matters concerning the fairness, efficiency and transparency of OSHA’s whistleblower investigations as identified by the Secretary or the Assistant Secretary. WPAC is a continuing advisory body and operates in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, as well as the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and its implementing regulations (see ‘‘Authority and Signature’’ section). WPAC is comprised of 12 voting members, all of whom the Secretary appoints. The composition of WPAC and categories of new members to be appointed are as follows: • Four management representatives who are employers or are from employer associations in industries covered by one or more of the whistleblower laws; • Four labor representatives who are workers or from worker advocacy organizations in industries covered by one or more of the whistleblower laws; • One member represents the State Plan states; and • Three public representatives from colleges, universities, non-partisan think tanks, and/or other entities, that have extensive knowledge and expertise on whistleblower statutes and issues. In addition, the committee will also have three Ad hoc/Ex-officio/Nonvoting members who are regular government employees from other Federal Government agencies. They will be selected by the Secretary from Departments that have jurisdiction over statutes with whistleblower provisions, for example, the Securities and Exchange Commission (Sarbanes-Oxley Act), or the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century), or the Federal Railroad Administration (Federal Railroad Safety Act). The members serve two-year terms, unless a member becomes unable to serve, resigns, ceases to be qualified to serve, or is removed by the Secretary. If a vacancy occurs before a term expires, the Secretary may appoint a new VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:42 Jun 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 member who represents the same interest as the predecessor to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term. The committee meets at least two times a year. Any individual or organization may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership. Nominations must include the nominee’s name, contact information, and current occupation or position. The nomination also must include a resume of the nominee’s background, experience and qualifications. The nomination must identify the category that the candidate is qualified to represent, and include a statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination and is willing to serve on WPAC for a two-year term. WPAC members will be selected on the basis of their experience, knowledge, and competence in the field of whistleblower protection. The information received through this nomination process, in addition to other relevant sources of information, will assist the Secretary in appointing members to serve on WPAC. In selecting WPAC members, the Secretary will consider individuals nominated in response to this Federal Register notice, as well as other qualified individuals. Before candidates are appointed, the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) conducts a basic background check using publically available, Internetbased sources. The Department is committed to bringing greater diversity of thought, perspective and experience to its advisory committees. In addition, the Department encourages nominees of all races, genders, ages, disabilities and sexual orientations to apply. 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 2012–0020). You may supplement electronic nominations by uploading document files electronically. If, instead, you wish to mail additional materials in reference to an electronic or fax submission, you must submit the documents to the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section above). The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic nomination by name, date, and docket number so OSHA can attach them to your nomination. Because of security-related PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 above). Submissions are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. OSHA therefore cautions individuals about submitting personal information such as social security numbers and dates of birth. 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 Web site to submit comments and access the docket is available at the Web site. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available through the Web site and for assistance in using the Internet to locate docket submissions. Electronic copies of this Federal Register document are available at: http://www.regulations.gov. This document, as well as news releases and other relevant information, also 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 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 E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 113 / Tuesday, June 12, 2012 / Notices 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, P.L. 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, and Section 402 of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, Public Law 111– 353. Signed at Washington, DC, on June 6, 2012. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2012–14170 Filed 6–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Sunshine Act Meeting; Notice The Operations & Regulations Committee of the Legal Services Corporation’s Board of Directors will meet June 18, 2012. The meeting will commence at 2:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, and will continue until the conclusion of the Committee’s agenda. LOCATION: F. William McCalpin Conference Center, Legal Services Corporation Headquarters, 3333 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20007. PUBLIC OBSERVATION: Members of the public who are unable to attend in person but wish to listen to the public proceedings may do so by following the telephone call-in directions provided below but are asked to keep their telephones muted to eliminate background noises. To avoid disrupting the meeting, please refrain from placing the call on hold. From time to time, the presiding Chair may solicit comments from the public. CALL–IN DIRECTIONS FOR OPEN SESSIONS: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATE AND TIME: • Call toll-free number: 1–866–451– 4981; • When prompted, enter the following numeric pass code: 5907707348; • When connected to the call, please immediately ‘‘MUTE’’ your telephone. STATUS OF MEETING: Open. VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:42 Jun 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Approval of agenda. 2. Approval of minutes of the Committee’s meeting of April 16, 2012. 3. Consider and act on revisions to Board’s contributions protocol. • Victor M. Fortuno, General Counsel 4. Consider and act on Rulemaking Options Paper on possible amendment to LSC’s regulation on Subgrants, 45 CFR Part 1627. • Mark Freedman, Senior Assistant General Counsel 5. Consider and act on comments on proposed rulemaking on termination procedures, enforcement, and suspension procedures. • Staff Report on the Proposed Rulemaking Æ Mark Freedman, Senior Assistant General Counsel • Public Comment on the Proposed Rulemaking 6. Public comment. 7. Consider and act on other business. 8. Consider and act on motion to adjourn the meeting. CONTACT PERSON FOR INFORMATION: Katherine Ward, Executive Assistant to the Vice President & General Counsel, at (202) 295–1500. Questions may be sent by electronic mail to FR_NOTICE_QUESTIONS@lsc.gov. NON–CONFIDENTIAL MEETING MATERIALS: Non-confidential meeting materials will be made available in electronic format at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting on the LSC Web site, at http:// www.lsc.gov/board-directors/meetings/ board-meeting-notices/non-confidentialmaterials-be-considered-open-session. ACCESSIBILITY: LSC complies with the American’s with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. Upon request, meeting notices and materials will be made available in alternative formats to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Individuals who need other accommodations due to disability in order to attend the meeting in person or telephonically should contact Katherine Ward, at (202) 295–1500 or FR_NOTICE_QUESTIONS@lsc.gov, at least 2 business days in advance of the meeting. If a request is made without advance notice, LSC will make every effort to accommodate the request but cannot guarantee that all requests can be fulfilled. Dated: June 8, 2012. Victor M. Fortuno, Vice President & General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2012–14455 Filed 6–8–12; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35065 NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed records schedules; request for comments. AGENCY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory instructions on what happens to records when no longer needed for current Government business. They authorize the preservation of records of continuing value in the National Archives of the United States and the destruction, after a specified period, of records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. Notice is published for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records not previously authorized for disposal or reduce the retention period of records already authorized for disposal. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a). DATES: Requests for copies must be received in writing on or before July 12, 2012. Once the appraisal of the records is completed, NARA will send a copy of the schedule. NARA staff usually prepare appraisal memorandums that contain additional information concerning the records covered by a proposed schedule. These, too, may be requested and will be provided once the appraisal is completed. Requesters will be given 30 days to submit comments. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 113 (Tuesday, June 12, 2012)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket Number OSHA-2012-0020]


Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on the Whistleblower 
Protection Advisory Committee.

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and 
Health requests nominations for membership on the Whistleblower 
Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC).

DATES: Nominations for WPAC must be submitted (postmarked, sent, 
transmitted, or received) by July 27, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations for WPAC, identified by the OSHA 
Docket No., OSHA-2012-0020, by any of the following methods:
    Electronically: Nominations, including attachments, may be 
submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for making 
electronic submissions.
    Facsimile: If your nomination and supporting materials, including 
attachments, do not exceed 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA 
Docket Office at (202) 693-1648.
    Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger or courier service: 
Submit your nominations and supporting materials to the OSHA Docket 
Office, Docket No. OSHA-2012-0020, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-
2625, 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.
    Instructions: All nominations and supporting materials for WPAC 
must include the Agency name and docket number for this Federal 
Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2012-0020). Because of security-
related procedures, submitting nominations by regular mail may result 
in a significant delay in their receipt. Please contact the OSHA Docket 
Office for information about security procedures for submitting 
nominations by hand delivery, express delivery, and messenger or 
courier service. For additional information on submitting nominations 
see the ``Public Participation--Submission of Nominations and Access to 
Docket'' heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
    Submissions in response to this Federal Register notice, including 
personal information provided, are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about 
submitting personal information such as social security numbers and 
dates of birth.
    Docket: To read or download submissions or other material in the 
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at 
the address above. All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., 
copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download 
through that Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, 
are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Dillon, Director, Office of the 
Whistleblower Protection Program, Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3610, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC., 20210; telephone (202) 693-2199, this is 
not a toll-free number; email address Dillon.Sandra@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health (Assistant Secretary) invites interested 
individuals to submit nominations for membership on the Whistleblower 
Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC).
    WPAC's duties are solely advisory and consultative. WPAC advises, 
consults with, and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Labor 
(Secretary) and the Assistant Secretary on matters relating to the 
improvement of the fairness, efficiency, effectiveness and transparency 
of OSHA's whistleblower protection activities. In particular, WPAC will 
make recommendations regarding the development and/or implementation 
of:

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     Better customer service to both workers who raise 
complaints and employers who are the subject of investigations;
     Improvement in the investigative and enforcement process, 
and the training of OSHA investigators;
     Improvement of regulations governing OSHA investigations;
     Cooperative activities with federal agencies responsible 
for areas also covered by the whistleblower protection statutes 
enforced by OSHA; and
     Other matters concerning the fairness, efficiency and 
transparency of OSHA's whistleblower investigations as identified by 
the Secretary or the Assistant Secretary.

WPAC is a continuing advisory body and operates in compliance with the 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, as well as the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and its implementing 
regulations (see ``Authority and Signature'' section).

WPAC is comprised of 12 voting members, all of whom the Secretary 
appoints. The composition of WPAC and categories of new members to be 
appointed are as follows:
     Four management representatives who are employers or are 
from employer associations in industries covered by one or more of the 
whistleblower laws;
     Four labor representatives who are workers or from worker 
advocacy organizations in industries covered by one or more of the 
whistleblower laws;
     One member represents the State Plan states; and
     Three public representatives from colleges, universities, 
non-partisan think tanks, and/or other entities, that have extensive 
knowledge and expertise on whistleblower statutes and issues.
    In addition, the committee will also have three Ad hoc/Ex-officio/
Non-voting members who are regular government employees from other 
Federal Government agencies. They will be selected by the Secretary 
from Departments that have jurisdiction over statutes with 
whistleblower provisions, for example, the Securities and Exchange 
Commission (Sarbanes-Oxley Act), or the Department of Transportation's 
Federal Aviation Administration (Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment 
and Reform Act for the 21st Century), or the Federal Railroad 
Administration (Federal Railroad Safety Act).
    The members serve two-year terms, unless a member becomes unable to 
serve, resigns, ceases to be qualified to serve, or is removed by the 
Secretary. 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 for the remainder of the unexpired term. The 
committee meets at least two times a year.
    Any individual or organization may nominate one or more qualified 
persons for membership. Nominations must include the nominee's name, 
contact information, and current occupation or position. The nomination 
also must include a resume of the nominee's background, experience and 
qualifications. The nomination must identify the category that the 
candidate is qualified to represent, and include a statement that the 
nominee is aware of the nomination and is willing to serve on WPAC for 
a two-year term.
    WPAC members will be selected on the basis of their experience, 
knowledge, and competence in the field of whistleblower protection. The 
information received through this nomination process, in addition to 
other relevant sources of information, will assist the Secretary in 
appointing members to serve on WPAC. In selecting WPAC members, the 
Secretary will consider individuals nominated in response to this 
Federal Register notice, as well as other qualified individuals.
    Before candidates are appointed, the U.S. Department of Labor 
(Department) conducts a basic background check using publically 
available, Internet-based sources.
    The Department is committed to bringing greater diversity of 
thought, perspective and experience to its advisory committees. In 
addition, the Department encourages nominees of all races, genders, 
ages, disabilities and sexual orientations to apply.

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 2012-0020). You may 
supplement electronic nominations by uploading document files 
electronically. If, instead, you wish to mail additional materials in 
reference to an electronic or fax submission, you must submit the 
documents to the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section above). The 
additional materials must clearly identify your electronic nomination 
by name, date, and docket number so OSHA can attach them to your 
nomination. 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 above).
    Submissions are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. OSHA therefore cautions individuals about 
submitting personal information such as social security numbers and 
dates of birth. 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 Web site to 
submit comments and access the docket is available at the Web site. 
Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not 
available through the Web site and for assistance in using the Internet 
to locate docket submissions.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register document are available 
at: http://www.regulations.gov. This document, as well as news releases 
and other relevant information, also 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 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

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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, P.L. 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, and Section 402 of the FDA 
Food Safety Modernization Act, Public Law 111-353.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on June 6, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2012-14170 Filed 6-11-12; 8:45 am]
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