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• Publication Date: 03/13/2000
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 65:13325-13326
• Standard Number: 1912
• Title: Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Notice of Rechartering.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Notice of Rechartering

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

ACTION: Notice of Recharting of MACOSH.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. app. I), and after consultation with the General Services Administration (GSA), I have determined that rechartering the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), 84 Stat. 1590, 29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.). Authority to establish this Committee, which addresses maritime matters, is found in sections 6(b) and 7(b) of the OSH Act; section 41 of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (33 U.S.C. 941); the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and by other general agency authority in Title 5 of the United States Code.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chappell Pierce, Acting Director, Office of Maritime Standards, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: (202) 693-2255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

The Committee will advise OSHA on matters relevant to the safety and health of workers in the maritime industry. This includes advice on maritime issues that will result in more effective enforcement, training, and outreach programs, and streamlined regulatory efforts us