National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Notice of Membership Appointments, 8038-8039 [2021-02212]

Download as PDF 8038 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 3, 2021 / Notices 3426, on January 21, 2020, but the collection was postponed so the BLS could collect the Business Response Survey (BRS). The initial collection under the QBS will be a follow-up to the BRS, conducted in 2020, which captured information about changes to businesses operations, employment and workforce flexibilities, and benefits that occurred as a result of the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic. The BRS was a one-time collection which provided critical information on the U.S. business response to the Coronavirus pandemic to help provide policy makers and data users with additional information to help inform decisions. This follow-up survey to the BRS, under the QBS collection, will collect information on how establishments are coping with the transition from the height of the pandemic into a period of economic recovery. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection The BLS will use the Annual Refiling Survey (ARS) as a platform for conducting the QBS. Each year, the BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) Program conducts the ARS by reaching out to approximately 1.2 million establishments requesting verification of their main business activity, and their mailing and physical location addresses. The fully web-based ARS allows for an accelerated timeframe for collection and provides a low-cost platform for conducting the quick, short surveys of the QBS. The QBSs accompanying the ARS will have little data collection overhead, leveraging the respondent contact process undertaken as part of the production ARS. QBS Respondents already logged into the ARS secure website will be directed to a QBS and asked to answer a limited number of additional survey questions after completing the ARS. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the QCEW Business Supplement (QBS). The QBS, based on the ARS data collection platform, will allow BLS to leverage the multitude of information already known about the sample units to allow for targeted sampling. It also will permit BLS to target only the units meeting the specific set of characteristics desired allowing BLS to delve into specific areas of economic interest without burdening establishments which do not meet the specific targeted features. The QBS is designed to encourage a fast response and minimize respondent burden on the public by limiting the number of questions on each survey and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Feb 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 by asking questions that respondents should be able to answer without research or referring to records. In this manner, BLS can provide information that is needed quickly and is not collected elsewhere. The QBS is designed to incorporate new questionnaires as the need for data arises, as frequently as twice a year. The BLS plans to conduct multiple small surveys under the QBS clearance. The initial survey will focus on how establishments are coping with the current status of the Coronavirus pandemic and the transition period that they are currently experiencing. Questions will cover a range of establishment topics including changes in telework, paid sick leave, demand for products and services, changes in products or services ordered, rehiring activities, recruitment activities, mandated closures, and government assistance. III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics 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. • 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.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Title of Collection: QCEW Business Supplement. OMB Number: 1220–NEW. Type of Review: New Collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit institutions, not-for-profit institutions, and farms. Total Respondents: 150,000. Frequency: One time. Total Responses: 150,000. Average Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 25,000 hours. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, January 28, 2021. Mark Staniorski, Chief, Division of Management Systems. [FR Doc. 2021–02208 Filed 2–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2020–0002] National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Notice of Membership Appointments Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of NACOSH membership appointments. AGENCY: On January 14, 2020, the Secretary of Labor appointed four members to serve on 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 Agro Wangdahl, Director, OSHA Office of Maritime and Agriculture, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone (202) 693–2066, TTY (877–889–5627); email wangdahl.amy@dol.gov. For copies of this Federal Register Notice: Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at http:// www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant information, are also available at OSHA’s web page at www.osha.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651, 656) established NACOSH to advise, consult with and make recommendations to 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 committee of indefinite duration. NACOSH operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 3, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES (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). NACOSH is comprised of 12 members: Four public representatives, two management representatives, two labor representatives, two occupational safety professional representatives, and two occupational health professional representatives (29 CFR 1912a.2). The Secretary of Labor appoints all of these members. However, the Secretary of HHS designates four of the representatives: Two of the four public representatives and the two occupational health professional representatives. The terms of six NACOSH of the twelve members expired on July 31, 2020, and the remaining six NACOSH members’ terms will expire on July 31, 2021. On February 26, 2020, OSHA published a request for nominations for the six NACOSH positions that would expire on July 31, 2020. Specifically, OSHA requested nominations for: • Two public representatives (one to be designated by the Secretary of HHS); • One management representative; • One labor representative; • One occupational safety professional representative; and • One occupational health professional representative (to be designated by the Secretary of HHS). After the nomination period closed, OSHA provided HHS with all nominations and supporting materials for the two vacancies in the membership categories which the Secretary of HHS designates. HHS has indicated that the Secretary of HHS will designate two NACOSH members to fill the vacant positions at a later date. In the meantime, the Secretary of Labor proceeded with the appointment of individuals to the remaining four positions. 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. Accordingly, the Secretary has appointed four members to a twoyear 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)(2)). II. Appointment of Committee Members OSHA received nominations of highly qualified individuals in response to the agency’s request for nominations (85 FR 11111, February 26, 2020). The Secretary appointed NACOSH members VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Feb 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 on the basis of their experience and competence in the field of occupational safety and health (29 CFR 1912a.2). The newly appointed NACOSH members are: Public Representative • Leanne Cobb, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners Labor Representative • Rebecca Reindel, AFL–CIO Management Representative • Amy K. Harper, National Safety Council Safety Representative • Kathleen Dobson, Alberici Constructors, Inc. Authority and Signature Amanda L. Edens, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice under the authority granted by 5 U.S.C. App. 2; 29 U.S.C. 656; 29 CFR part 1912a; 41 CFR part 102–3; and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 8–2020 (85 FR 58393, September 18, 2020). Signed at Washington, DC, on January 28, 2021. Amanda L. Edens, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2021–02212 Filed 2–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2007–0043] TUV SUD America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this notice, OSHA announces the application of TUV SUD America, Inc. (TUVAM) for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency’s preliminary finding to grant the application. DATES: Submit comments, information, and documents in response to this notice, or requests for an extension of time to make a submission, on or before February 18, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8039 electronically at: https:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2007–0043 Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries, (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are accepted during the Docket Office’s normal business hours, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., ET. Please note: While OSHA’s docket office is continuing to accept and process submissions by regular mail, due to the COVID–19 pandemic, the Docket Office is closed to the public and not able to receive submissions to the rulemaking record by express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger service. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and OSHA docket number (OSHA–2007–0043). All comments, including any personal information you provide, such as social security numbers and date of births, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at https://www.regulations.gov. For further information on submitting comments, see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the above address. All documents in the docket (including this Federal Register notice) are listed in the https://www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through the website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying through the OSHA Docket Office. Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of the comment period on or before February 18, 2021 to the Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 21 (Wednesday, February 3, 2021)]
[Notices]
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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); Notice of Membership Appointments

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

ACTION: Notice of NACOSH membership appointments.

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SUMMARY: On January 14, 2020, the Secretary of Labor appointed four 
members to serve on 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 Agro Wangdahl, Director, OSHA 
Office of Maritime and Agriculture, Directorate of Standards and 
Guidance, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone (202) 693-2066, TTY (877-
889-5627); email [email protected].
    For copies of this Federal Register Notice: Electronic copies of 
this Federal Register notice are available at http://www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other 
relevant information, are also available at OSHA's web page at 
www.osha.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 
651, 656) established NACOSH to advise, consult with and make 
recommendations to 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 committee of indefinite 
duration.
    NACOSH operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act

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(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).
    NACOSH is comprised of 12 members: Four public representatives, two 
management representatives, two labor representatives, two occupational 
safety professional representatives, and two occupational health 
professional representatives (29 CFR 1912a.2). The Secretary of Labor 
appoints all of these members. However, the Secretary of HHS designates 
four of the representatives: Two of the four public representatives and 
the two occupational health professional representatives. The terms of 
six NACOSH of the twelve members expired on July 31, 2020, and the 
remaining six NACOSH members' terms will expire on July 31, 2021.
    On February 26, 2020, OSHA published a request for nominations for 
the six NACOSH positions that would expire on July 31, 2020. 
Specifically, OSHA requested nominations for:
     Two public representatives (one to be designated by the 
Secretary of HHS);
     One management representative;
     One labor representative;
     One occupational safety professional representative; and
     One occupational health professional representative (to be 
designated by the Secretary of HHS).
    After the nomination period closed, OSHA provided HHS with all 
nominations and supporting materials for the two vacancies in the 
membership categories which the Secretary of HHS designates. HHS has 
indicated that the Secretary of HHS will designate two NACOSH members 
to fill the vacant positions at a later date. In the meantime, the 
Secretary of Labor proceeded with the appointment of individuals to the 
remaining four positions.
    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. Accordingly, the Secretary has appointed four 
members to a two-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)(2)).

II. Appointment of Committee Members

    OSHA received nominations of highly qualified individuals in 
response to the agency's request for nominations (85 FR 11111, February 
26, 2020). The Secretary appointed NACOSH members on the basis of their 
experience and competence in the field of occupational safety and 
health (29 CFR 1912a.2). The newly appointed NACOSH members are:

Public Representative

 Leanne Cobb, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners

Labor Representative

 Rebecca Reindel, AFL-CIO

Management Representative

 Amy K. Harper, National Safety Council

Safety Representative

 Kathleen Dobson, Alberici Constructors, Inc.

Authority and Signature

    Amanda L. Edens, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice 
under the authority granted by 5 U.S.C. App. 2; 29 U.S.C. 656; 29 CFR 
part 1912a; 41 CFR part 102-3; and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 8-
2020 (85 FR 58393, September 18, 2020).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on January 28, 2021.
Amanda L. Edens,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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