Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH), 6052-6053 [2016-02140]
[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 23 (Thursday, February 4, 2016)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02140]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2016-0002]
Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on FACOSH.
SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and
Health invites interested individuals to submit nominations for
membership on FACOSH.
DATES: You must submit (postmark, send, transmit, deliver) nominations
by April 29, 2016.
ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials using
one of the following methods:
Electronically: You may submit materials, including attachments,
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking
Portal. Follow the online instructions for making submissions;
Facsimile (FAX): If your submission, including attachments, does
not exceed 10 pages, you may FAX it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202)
Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, or messenger/courier
service: You may submit nominations and supporting materials to the
OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2016-0002, Room N-2625, U.S.
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210;
telephone (202) 693-2350 (OSHA TTY (877) 889-5627). Deliveries (hand,
express mail, messenger/courier service) are accepted during the
Department's and the OSHA Docket Office's normal business hours, 8:15
a.m.-4:45 p.m., weekdays.
Instructions: Your nominations and supporting materials must
include the agency/organization name and docket number for this Federal
Register notice. Due to security-related procedures, receipt of
submissions by regular mail may result in a significant delay. Please
contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about security
procedures for submitting nominations and supporting materials by hand
delivery, express delivery, and messenger/courier service. For
additional information on submitting nominations and supporting
materials, see Public Participation in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
section of this notice.
OSHA will post submissions, including any personal information
provided, without change in the FACOSH docket and they may be available
online at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions
individuals about submitting certain personal information, such as
Social Security numbers and birthdates.
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
For general information: Mr. Francis Yebesi, Director, OSHA Office
of Federal Agency Programs, Room N-3622, U.S. Department of Labor, 200
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
2122; email email@example.com.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of OSHA invites
interested individuals to submit nominations for membership on 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 (5 U.S.C. 7902; 29 U.S.C. 668, Executive
Order 12196, as amended). 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, 8 management
representatives from federal agencies; and 8 representatives from labor
organizations that represent federal employees, whom the Secretary of
Labor appoints to staggered terms of up to three years. The number of
members the Secretary will appoint to three-year terms beginning
January 1, 2017, are:
Three labor representatives; and
Three management representatives.
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
federal agency, labor organization representing federal workers, 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 a nominee(s).
Nomination requirements. Submission of nominations must include the
1. The nominee's name, contact information and current employment;
2. The nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior
membership on FACOSH and other relevant organizations, associations and
3. Category of membership (management or labor) that 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
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
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
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.
OSHA will consider any nomination submitted in response to this
notice for the vacancies that occur on January 1, 2017. In addition,
OSHA will consider the nominations for any vacancy that may occur
during 2016 and for member positions that open January 1, 2017,
provided the information the nominee submitted continues to remain
current and accurate. OSHA believes that `rolling over' nominations for
future consideration will make it easier for interested individuals to
be considered for membership on FACOSH. This process also will provide
OSHA with a broad base of nominations for ensuring that FACOSH
membership is fairly balanced as the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5
U.S.C. App.2, Section (5)(b)(2); 41 CFR 102-3.30(c)). OSHA will
continue to request nominations as vacancies occur, but nominees whose
information is current and accurate will not need to resubmit a
Public Participation, Submissions, and Access to Public Record
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 name and the docket number for this
Federal Register notice. You may supplement electronic nominations by
uploading materials electronically. If, instead, you wish to submit
hard copies of materials that supplement an electronic submission, you
must submit them to the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section). The
additional material must clearly identify your electronic submission by
name and docket number so that the materials can be attached 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 submission of
materials by mail, 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 in the FACOSH docket and may be made available
online at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions
interested parties about submitting personal information, such as
Social Security numbers and birthdates. Information on submitting
nominations and supporting 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-2016-0002 at http://www.regulations.gov. All submissions are listed in the index of that
docket; however, some documents (e.g., copyrighted materials) are not
publicly available to read or download through that Web page. All
submissions, including copyrighted materials, are available 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
Authority and Signature
David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 7902; 5 U.S.C. App. 2; 29 U.S.C. 668; Executive
Order 12196 (45 CFR 12629 (2/27/1980)), as amended; 41 CFR part 102-3;
and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912).
Signed at Washington, DC, on January 21, 2016.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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