National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Charter Renewal, 62326-62327 [2020-21760]

Download as PDF 62326 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 192 / Friday, October 2, 2020 / Notices recent and credible efforts are being made to address forced or indentured child labor in a particular country or industry (66 FR 5351). This notice constitutes the initial determination to revise the E.O. List issued March 25, 2019. Based on recent credible and appropriately corroborated information from various sources, DOL preliminarily concludes that there is a reasonable basis to believe that the following product, identified by the country of origin, might have been mined, produced, or manufactured by forced or indentured child labor: Product Country Bricks ........................ Cambodia. DOL invites public comment on whether these products (and/or other products, regardless of whether they are mentioned in this Notice) should be included in or removed from the revised E.O. List. To the extent possible, comments provided should address the criteria for inclusion of a product on the E.O. List contained in the Procedural Guidelines discussed above. Following receipt and consideration of comments on the addition to the E.O. List set out above, DOL, in consultation and cooperation with the Departments of State and Homeland Security, will issue a final determination in the Federal Register. The three Departments intend to continue to revise the E.O. List periodically to add and/or remove products as warranted by the receipt of new and credible information. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES II. Background On June 12, 1999, President Clinton signed E.O. 13126, which was published in the Federal Register on June 16, 1999 (64 FR 32383). E.O. 13126 declared that it was ‘‘the policy of the United States Government . . . that executive agencies shall take appropriate actions to enforce the laws prohibiting the manufacture or importation of goods, wares, articles, and merchandise mined, produced or manufactured wholly or in part by forced or indentured child labor.’’ Pursuant to E.O. 13126, and following public notice and comment, DOL published in the January 18, 2001, Federal Register the first E.O. List of products, along with their respective countries of origin, that DOL, in consultation and cooperation with the Departments of State and Treasury (whose relevant responsibilities are now within the Department of Homeland Security), had a reasonable basis to believe might have been mined, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:38 Oct 01, 2020 Jkt 253001 produced, or manufactured with forced or indentured child labor (66 FR 5353). The Procedural Guidelines provide that the E.O. List may be revised through consideration of submissions by individuals and on DOL’s own initiative. When proposing a revision to the E.O. List, DOL must publish in the Federal Register a notice of initial determination, which includes any proposed alteration to the E.O. List. DOL will consider all public comments prior to the publication of a final determination of a revised E.O. List, which is made in consultation and cooperation with the Departments of State and Homeland Security. On January 18, 2001, pursuant to Section 3 of E.O. 13126, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council published a final rule to implement specific provisions of E.O. 13126 that requires, among other things, that federal contractors who supply products that appear on the E.O. List certify to the contracting officer that the contractor, or, in the case of an incorporated contractor, a responsible official of the contractor, has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any product furnished under the contract and that, on the basis of those efforts, the contractor is unaware of any such use of forced or indentured child labor. See 48 CFR Subpart 22.15. On September 11, 2009, DOL published an initial determination in the Federal Register proposing to revise the E.O. List to include 29 products from 21 countries. The Notice requested public comments for a period of 90 days. Public comments were received and reviewed by all relevant agencies and a final determination was issued on July 20, 2010. The most recent E.O. List, finalized on March 25, 2019, includes 34 products from 25 countries. The current E.O. List and the Procedural Guidelines can be accessed on the internet at https://www.dol.gov/ agencies/ilab/reports/child-labor/list-ofproducts. III. Definitions Under Section 6(c) of E.O. 13126: Forced or indentured child labor— Forced or indentured child labor means all work or service: (1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or (2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: Executive Order 13126 of June 12, 1999. Signed at Washington, DC, this 28th day of September 2020. Grant Lebens, Chief of Staff, Bureau of International Labor Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–21789 Filed 10–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–28–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2020–0002] National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Charter Renewal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Renewal of the NACOSH charter. AGENCY: The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) has renewed the charter for NACOSH. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Mr. Francis Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone: (202) 693–1999 (TTY (877) 889–5627); email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov. For general information: Ms. Amy Wangdahl, Director, OSHA Office of Maritime and Agriculture, Directorate of Standards and Guidance; telephone: (202) 693–2066 (TTY (877) 889–5627); email: wangdahl.amy@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary has renewed the NACOSH charter. The charter will expire two years from its filing date. Congress established NACOSH in Section 7(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651, 656) to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the Secretary and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to the administration of the OSH Act. NACOSH is a non-discretionary advisory committee of indefinite duration. NACOSH operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), its implementing regulations (41 CFR part 102–3), and OSHA’s regulations on NACOSH (29 CFR part 1912a). Pursuant to FACA (5 U.S.C. App. 2, 14(b)(2)), the NACOSH charter must be renewed every two years. The new NACOSH charter is available to read or download at http:// SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 192 / Friday, October 2, 2020 / Notices www.regulations.gov (Docket No. OSHA–2020–0002), the federal rulemaking portal. The charter also is available on the NACOSH page on OSHA’s web page at http:// www.osha.gov and at the OSHA Docket Office, N–3653, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2350. Please note: While OSHA’s Docket Office is continuing to accept and process request, due to the COVID– 19 pandemic, the Docket Office is closed to the public. In addition, the charter is available for viewing or download at the Federal Advisory Committee Database at http:// www.facadatabase.gov. Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy 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. 8–2020 (85 FR 58393, 9/18/2020). AUTHORITY AND SIGNATURE: Signed at Washington, DC, on September 28, 2020. Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2020–21760 Filed 10–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Workers Compensation Programs Office Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness (DEEOIC) Authorization Forms Office of Workers’ Compensation, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘DEEOIC Authorization Request Forms’’. This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received December 1, 2020. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:38 Oct 01, 2020 Jkt 253001 response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free by contacting Anjanette Suggs by telephone at 202– 354–9660 or by email at suggs.anjanette@dol.gov. Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Room S3323, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; by email: suggs.anjanette@ dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anjanette Suggs by telephone at 202– 354–9660 or by email at suggs.anjanette@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information before submitting them to the OMB for final approval. This program helps to ensure requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements can be properly assessed. Background: The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) is the primary agency responsible for administration of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as amended (EEOICPA), 42 U.S.C. 7384 et seq. EEOICPA provides for the payment of compensation to covered employees and, where applicable, survivors of deceased employees, who sustained either an ‘‘occupational illness’’ or a ‘‘covered illness’’ in the performance of duty for the Department of Energy and certain of its contractors and subcontractors. One element of the compensation provided to covered employees is medical benefits for the treatment of their occupational or covered illnesses that are accepted as compensable. OWCP contracts with a private sector bill processing agent that handles many of the tasks associated with paying bills for medical treatment provided to covered employees under EEOICPA. This bill processing agent uses an automated system that matches incoming bills with the authorized medical treatment of covered employees before it issues payments, and a provider of medical treatment, supplies or services to covered employees must provide the bill processing agent with information necessary for creation of an PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62327 authorization within the agent’s automated system before a bill can be paid. The collection of this information is authorized by 20 CFR 30.400(a) and (c), 30.403, 30.404(b) and 30.700. The information collections in this ICR collect demographic, factual and medical information that OWCP and/or its bill processing agent needs to process bills for medical treatment, supplies or services. DOL authorizes this information collection. This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless the OMB under the PRA approves it and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Written comments will receive consideration, and summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB# 1240–0NEW. Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this ICR and posted on the internet, without redaction. The DOL encourages commenters not to include personally identifiable information, confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/information in any comments. The DOL is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2020-0002]


National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health 
(NACOSH); Charter Renewal

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

ACTION: Renewal of the NACOSH charter.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) has renewed the charter for 
NACOSH.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    For press inquiries: Mr. Francis Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office 
of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone: (202) 693-1999 
(TTY (877) 889-5627); email: [email protected].
    For general information: Ms. Amy Wangdahl, Director, OSHA Office of 
Maritime and Agriculture, Directorate of Standards and Guidance; 
telephone: (202) 693-2066 (TTY (877) 889-5627); email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    The Secretary has renewed the NACOSH charter. The charter will 
expire two years from its filing date.
    Congress established NACOSH in Section 7(a) of the Occupational 
Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651, 656) to advise, 
consult with, and make recommendations to the Secretary and the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to the 
administration of the OSH Act. NACOSH is a non-discretionary advisory 
committee of indefinite duration.
    NACOSH operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), its implementing regulations (41 CFR part 
102-3), and OSHA's regulations on NACOSH (29 CFR part 1912a). Pursuant 
to FACA (5 U.S.C. App. 2, 14(b)(2)), the NACOSH charter must be renewed 
every two years.
    The new NACOSH charter is available to read or download at http://

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www.regulations.gov (Docket No. OSHA-2020-0002), the federal rulemaking 
portal. The charter also is available on the NACOSH page on OSHA's web 
page at http://www.osha.gov and at the OSHA Docket Office, N-3653, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone (202) 693-2350. Please note: While OSHA's Docket Office is 
continuing to accept and process request, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 
the Docket Office is closed to the public. In addition, the charter is 
available for viewing or download at the Federal Advisory Committee 
Database at http://www.facadatabase.gov.

AUTHORITY AND SIGNATURE: Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy 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. 8-2020 (85 FR 58393, 9/18/2020).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on September 28, 2020.
Loren Sweatt,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety 
and Health.
[FR Doc. 2020-21760 Filed 10-1-20; 8:45 am]
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