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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No.

40 / Wednesday, March 2, 2005 / Notices 10153

employers to offer their U.S., H–2A, and per day, if the employer justifies the SUMMARY: The Maritime Advisory
H–2 logging workers are three meals a charge and submits to ETA the Committee for Occupational Safety and
day or free and convenient cooking and documentation required to support the Health (MACOSH) was established to
kitchen facilities. 20 CFR 655.102(b)(4) higher charge. advise the Assistant Secretary of Labor
and 655.202(b)(4). Where the employer for OSHA on issues relating to
C. Maximum Travel Subsistence
provides meals, the job offer must state occupational safety and health in the
the charge, if any, to the worker for Expense maritime industries. The purpose of this
meals. The regulations at 20 CFR Federal Register notice is to announce
DOL has published at 20 CFR 655.102(b)(5) establish that the the March 2005 meeting of the
655.102(b)(4) and 655.111(a) the minimum daily subsistence expense committee.
methodology for determining the related to travel expenses, for which a DATES: The full committee will meet
maximum amounts that covered H–2A worker is entitled to reimbursement, is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 31,
agricultural employers may charge their equivalent to the employer’s daily 2005. The MACOSH work groups
U.S. and foreign workers for meals. The charge for three meals or, if the (shipyard, longshoring, container safety,
same methodology is applied at 20 CFR employer makes no charge, the amount traffic safety, safety culture and health)
655.202(b)(4) and 655.211(a) to covered permitted under 20 CFR 655.104(b)(4). will meet from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on
H–2 logging employers. These rules The regulation is silent about the March 30, 2005.
provide for annual adjustments of the maximum amount to which a qualifying ADDRESSES: MACOSH will meet at the
previous year’s allowable charges based worker is entitled. U.S. Department of Labor, 200
upon Consumer Price Index (CPI) data. The Department, in Field
Each year the maximum charges Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington,
Memorandum 42–94, established the DC 20210; phone: (202) 693–2086; fax:
allowed by 20 CFR 655.102(b)(4) and maximum meals component of the
655.202(b)(4) are adjusted by the same (202) 693–1663. Mail comments, views,
standard continental United States or statements in response to this notice
percentage as the twelve-month percent (CONUS) per diem rate established by
change in the CPI for all Urban to Jim Maddux, Director, Office of
the General Services Administration Maritime, OSHA, U.S. Department of
Consumers for Food (CPI–U for Food) (GSA) and published at 41 CFR part
between December of the year just Labor, Room N–3609, 200 Constitution
301. The CONUS meal component is Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210;
concluded and December of the year now $31.00 per day. Workers who
prior to that. ETA may permit an phone (202) 693–2086; FAX: (202) 693–
qualify for travel reimbursement are 1663.
employer to charge workers no more entitled to reimbursement up to the
than the higher maximum amount set FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For
CONUS meal rate for related subsistence general information about MACOSH
forth in 20 CFR 655.111(a) and when they provide receipts. In
655.211(a), as applicable, for providing and this meeting: Jim Maddux, Director,
determining the appropriate amount of Office of Maritime, U.S. Department of
them with three meals a day, if justified subsistence reimbursement, the
and sufficiently documented. Each year, Labor, Room N–3609, 200 Constitution
employer may use the GSA system Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210;
the higher maximum amounts permitted under which a traveler qualifies for
by 20 CFR 655.111(a) and 655.211(a) are phone: (202) 693–2086. For information
meal expense reimbursement per about the submission of comments and
changed by the same percentage as the quarter of a day. Thus, a worker whose
twelve-month percent change in the requests to speak: Vanessa L. Welch,
travel occurred during two quarters of a Office of Maritime, OSHA, U.S.
CPI–U for Food between December of day is entitled, with receipts, to a
the year just concluded and December Department of Labor, Room N–3609,
maximum reimbursement of $15.50. If a 200 Constitution Avenue, NW.,
of the year prior to that. The program’s
worker has no receipts, the employer is Washington, DC 20210; Phone: (202)
regulations require DOL to make the
not obligated to reimburse above the 693–2086. Individuals with disabilities
annual adjustments and to publish a
minimum stated at 20 CFR 655.102(b)(4) wishing to attend the meeting should
notice in the Federal Register each
as specified above. contact Vanessa L. Welch at (202) 693–
calendar year, announcing annual
adjustments in allowable charges that Signed in Washington, DC, this 22nd day 2086 no later than March 15, 2005 to
may be made by covered agricultural of February, 2005. obtain appropriate accommodations.
and logging employers for providing Emily Stover DeRocco, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All
three meals daily to their U.S. and alien Assistant Secretary, Employment and MACOSH meetings, including work
workers. The 2004 rates were published Training Administration. group meetings, are open to the public.
in the Federal Register notice, 69 FR [FR Doc. E5–824 Filed 3–1–05; 8:45 am] All interested persons are invited to
10063, (March 3, 2004). BILLING CODE 4510–30–P attend MACOSH at the times and place
DOL has determined the percentage listed above. The MACOSH meeting on
change between December of 2003 and March 31, 2005 will include discussions
December of 2004 for the CPI–U for DEPARTMENT OF LABOR of MACOSH work group reports.
Food was 3.4 percent. Accordingly, the Specific topics will include exposure
maximum allowable charges under 20 Occupational Safety and Health monitoring information on beryllium
CFR 655.102(b)(4), 655.202(b)(4), Administration and silica, shipyard practices on the
655.111, and 655.211 were adjusted control of hazardous energy (lockout/
using this percentage change, and the Maritime Advisory Committee for tagout), and analyses of accident
new permissible charges for 2005 are as Occupational Safety and Health; Notice causation data. MACOSH has several
follows: (1) Charges under 20 CFR of Meeting active work groups. The container
655.102(b)(4) and 655.202(b)(4) shall be AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health safety, longshoring, and shipyard work
no more than $9.08 per day, unless ETA Administration (OSHA), Labor. groups will meet on the morning of
has approved a higher charge pursuant March 30. The work groups dealing
ACTION: Maritime Advisory Committee
to 20 CFR 655.111 or 655.211; (2) with health issues, traffic safety, and
for Occupational Safety and Health;
charges under 20 CFR 655.111 and safety culture will meet on the afternoon
Notice of meeting.
655.211 shall be no more than $11.25 of March 30.

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10154 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 40 / Wednesday, March 2, 2005 / Notices

Public Participation: Written data, Research Center, Mail Stop 141, 3. How Often the Collection is
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MACOSH on the various agenda items 757–864–2470; Fax 757–864–9190. at license termination for reports
listed above should be submitted to Dated: February 17, 2005. dealing with decommissioning.
Vanessa L. Welch at the address listed 4. Who is Required or Asked to
Keith T. Sefton,
above. Submissions received by March Report: NRC licensees, including those
Deputy General Counsel, Administration and
15, 2005, will be provided to committee requesting license termination.
members and will be included in the 5. The Estimated Number of Annual
[FR Doc. 05–4030 Filed 3–1–05; 8:45 am] Respondents: 4,512.
record of the meeting. Requests to make
oral presentations to the Committee may BILLING CODE 7510–13–P 6. The Number of Hours Needed
be granted as time permits. Anyone Annually to Complete the Requirement
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the Committee on any of the agenda NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION for reporting [9.68 hours per response]
items listed above should notify plus 123,760 hours for recordkeeping
Sunshine Act Meeting [27.43 hours per recordkeeper]).
Vanessa L. Welch by March 15, 2005.
The request should state the amount of 7. Abstract: 10 CFR part 20 establishes
time desired, the capacity in which the standards for protection against ionizing
Science Foundation National Science
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Jonathan L. Snare, public. mandatory requirements are needed to
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: protect occupationally exposed
[FR Doc. 05–3994 Filed 3–1–05; 8:45 am]
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