Ex. 1. Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH): Announcement of Meeting

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2008-0047]

Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

Agency

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

Action

Announcement of meeting.

Summary

The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) will meet November 13, 2008, in Washington, DC.

Dates

FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, November 13, 2008.

Submission of comments and requests to speak: Comments and requests to speak at the FACOSH meeting must be received by November 6, 2008.

Addresses

FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet in Room N-3437, Conference Rooms A/B/C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.

Submission of comments and requests to speak: Comments and requests to speak at the FACOSH meeting, identified by Docket No. OSHA-2008-0047, may be submitted by any 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: If your submission, including attachments, does not exceed 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-1648.

Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger or courier service: You must submit three copies of your submissions to the OSHA Docket Office, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 889-5627). Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger and courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor's and OSHA Docket Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t.

Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number for thisFederal Registernotice (Docket No. OSHA-2008-0047). Submissions in response to thisFederal Registernotice, including personal information provided, will be posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting certain personal information such as social security numbers and birth dates. Because of security-related procedures, submissions by regular mail may result in a significant delay in their receipt. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office, at the address above, for information about security procedures for making submissions by hand delivery, express delivery, and messenger or courier service. For additional information on submitting comments and requests to speak, see theSUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATIONsection below.

Docket: To read or download submissions in response to thisFederal Registernotice, go to Docket No. OSHA-2008-0047 at 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. Although listed in the index, some documents (e.g., copyrighted material) are 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.

For Further Information Contact

For press inquiries: Jennifer Ashley, OSHA, Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3647, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-1999.

For general information: Francis Yebesi, OSHA, Office of Federal Agency Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3622, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2122; fax (202) 693-1685; e-mail ofap@dol.gov.

For special accommodations for the FACOSH meeting: Veneta Chatmon, OSHA, Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-1999.

Supplementary Information

FACOSH will meet Thursday, November 13, 2008, in Washington, DC. All FACOSH meetings are open to the public.

FACOSH is authorized by section 19 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, and Executive Order 12196 to advise the Secretary of Labor on all matters relating to the occupational safety and health of Federal employees. This includes providing advice on how to reduce and keep to a minimum the number of injuries and illnesses in the Federalworkforce and how to encourage the establishment and maintenance of effective occupational safety and health programs in each Federal Department and Agency.

The tentative agenda for the FACOSH meeting includes:

  • FY 2008 performance status of Federal Executive Branch agencies in meeting the four goals of the Presidential Safety, Health, and Return-to-Employment (SHARE) Initiative;
  • Update on the FY 2007 Secretary's Report to the President on Federal Agency Occupational Safety and Health;
  • Progress of the Federal Agency Recordkeeping Subcommittee;
  • Tracking incidents related to emergency response and recovery operations;
  • Update on the Federal Agency Site Specific Targeting Program; and
  • Federal agency safety and health training.

FACOSH meetings are transcribed and detailed minutes of the meetings are prepared. Meeting transcripts, minutes and other materials presented at the meeting are included in the official record of FACOSH meetings.

Interested parties may submit a request to make an oral presentation to FACOSH by one of the methods listed in theADDRESSESsection. The request must state the amount of time requested to speak, the interest represented (e.g., organization name), if any, and a brief outline of the presentation. Requests to address FACOSH may be granted as time permits and at the discretion of the FACOSH chair.

Interested parties also may submit comments, including data and other information, using any of the methods listed in theADDRESSESsection. OSHA will provide all submissions to FACOSH members.

Individuals who need special accommodations and wish to attend the FACOSH meeting should contact Veneta Chatmon, at the address above, at least seven days before the meeting.

Public Participation—Submissions and Access to Official Meeting Record

You may submit comments and requests to speak (1) electronically, (2) by facsimile, or (3) by hard copy. All submissions, including attachments and other materials, must identify the Agency name and the OSHA docket number for this notice (Docket No. OSHA-2008-0047). You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading documents electronically. If, instead, you wish to submit hard copies of supplementary documents, you must submit three copies to the OSHA Docket Office using the instructions in theADDRESSESsection. The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic submission by name, date and docket number.

Because of security-related procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a significant delay in the receipt of submissions. For information about security procedures concerning the delivery of submissions by hand, express delivery, messenger or courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 889-5627).

Meeting transcripts and minutes as well as submissions in response to thisFederal Registernotice are included in the official record of the FACOSH meeting (Docket No. OSHA-2008-0047). Submissions are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting certain personal information such as social security numbers and birth dates. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some documents (e.g., copyrighted material) are 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 make submissions and to access the docket and exhibits is available at the Web site's User Tips link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available through the Web site and for assistance in using the Internet to locate submissions and other documents in the docket.

Electronic copies of thisFederal Registernotice are available at http://www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant information, is also available at OSHA's Web page at http://www.osha.gov.

Authority and Signature

Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice under the authority granted by section 19 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, section 1-5 of Executive Order 12196, the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and regulations issued under FACA (41 CFR Part 102-3), and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 5-2007 (72 FR 31160).

Signed at Washington, DC, this 22nd day of October, 2008.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. E8-25598 Filed 10-27-08; 8:45 am]
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