Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH), 6052-6053 [2016-02140]

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 23 (Thursday, February 4, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6052-6053]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02140]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2016-0002]


Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health 
(FACOSH)

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

ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on FACOSH.

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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) 
693-1648; or
    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 
meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    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 ofap@dol.gov.

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

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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 
following information:
    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 
committees;
    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 
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.
    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 
nomination.

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 
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 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 
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 
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.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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