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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium
Document Number: 2016-20510
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-26
Agency: Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) will submit the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on August 31, 2016, for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Proposed Renewal of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-20469
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre- clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). This program helps to ensure that 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 on respondents can be properly assessed. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to renew the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the following information collections: ``38 U.S.C. 4212, Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act, as Amended'' (OMB Control No. 1250-0004) and ``29 U.S.C. 793, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as Amended'' (OMB Control No. 1250-0005). The current OMB approval for these information collections expires on January 31, 2017. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice or by accessing it at www.regulations.gov.
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act: Maximum and Minimum Compensation Rates
Document Number: 2016-20467
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs is proposing rules to implement the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act's maximum and minimum compensation provisions. Some of these provisions, which cap the amounts of compensation and death benefits payable to entitled claimants and provide a floor below which compensation may not fall, have become the topic of litigation. The proposed rules would clarify how the Department interprets and applies these provisions. In addition, the proposed rules would implement the Act's annual compensation-adjustment mechanism for permanent total disability compensation and death benefits.
Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health: Subcommittee on the Site Exposure Matrices (SEM); Meeting
Document Number: 2016-20419
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
Announcement of meeting of the Subcommittee on the Site Exposure Matrices of the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health (Advisory Board) for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).
Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health: Subcommittee on Evidentiary Requirements for Part B Lung Disease; Meeting
Document Number: 2016-20418
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
Announcement of meeting of the Subcommittee on Evidentiary Requirements for Part B Lung Disease of the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health (Advisory Board) for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).
Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health: Subcommittee on Medical Advice, Weighing Medical Evidence; Meeting
Document Number: 2016-20416
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
Announcement of meeting of the Subcommittee on Medical Advice regarding Weighing Medical Evidence of the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health (Advisory Board) for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).
Senior Executive Service; Appointment of Members to the Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2016-20415
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
Exposure of Underground Miners to Diesel Exhaust
Document Number: 2016-20396
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
In response to requests from the public, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is extending the comment period on the Agency's request for information on Exposure of Underground Miners to Diesel Exhaust. This extension gives stakeholders additional time to evaluate the comments and testimony received thus far and submit information to the Agency.
Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines
Document Number: 2016-20395
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
In response to stakeholder requests, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is extending the comment period for Agency's proposed rule on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines. The document also clarifies and seeks additional comments on selected proposed provisions.
Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
Document Number: 2016-20358
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) will meet Thursday, September 8, 2016, in Washington, DC.
Guidance for Executive Order 13673, “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces”
Document Number: 2016-19678
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (the Department) is publishing final guidance (the Guidance) to assist the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (the FAR Council) and Federal contracting agencies in the implementation of Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces. Executive Order 13673 (the Order) contains new requirements designed to increase efficiency and cost savings in the Federal contracting process. By law, Federal agencies already must contract only with ``responsible'' sources. Among other directives, the Order provides explicit new instructions for Federal contracting officers to consider a contractor's compliance with certain Federal and State labor laws as a part of the determination of contractor ``responsibility'' that contracting officers presently must undertake before awarding a Federal contract. In addition, the Order directs the FAR Council to propose the rules and regulations necessary to carry out the Order and the Department to develop guidance to help implement the new requirements. In this final Guidance, the Department provides detailed definitions for various terms used in the Order and the FAR rule to categorize and classify labor law violations, and the Department provides a summary of the processes through which contracting agencies will assess a contractor's overall record of labor law compliance and carry out their other duties under the Order.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Claim for Compensation by a Dependent Information Reports
Document Number: 2016-20262
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Claim for Compensation by a Dependent Information Reports,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Weekly Claims and Extended Benefits Data and Weekly Initial and Continued Weeks Claimed
Document Number: 2016-18418
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Weekly Claims and Extended Benefits Data and Weekly Initial and Continued Weeks Claimed,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program; Implementing the Total Unemployment Rate as an Extended Benefits Indicator and Amending for Technical Corrections; Final Rule
Document Number: 2016-18382
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) issues this final rule to implement statutory amendments to the Extended Benefits (EB) program, which pays extra weeks of unemployment compensation during periods of high unemployment in a State. Specifically, this final rule codifies a methodology for computing the Total Unemployment Rate (TUR) indicator which is an optional indicator used to measure unemployment in a State. Also, the final rule makes technical corrections to the current regulations and corrects minor mistakes.
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-20050
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-20047
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Document Number: 2016-19979
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-19834
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that 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 on respondents can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed revision of the ``National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997.'' A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed in the Addresses section of this notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Operations Under Water
Document Number: 2016-19833
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Operations Under Water,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2016-19803
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. This notice is a summary of petitions for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2016-19802
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. This notice is a summary of petitions for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; High-Voltage Continuous Mining Machines Standards for Underground Coal Mines
Document Number: 2016-19794
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``High-Voltage Continuous Mining Machines Standards for Underground Coal Mines,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Joint Rule for Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability, and the One-Stop System Joint Provisions; Final Rule
Document Number: 2016-15977
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-19
Agency: Department of Education, Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Departments of Education (ED) and Labor (DOL) (or, collectively, Departments) issue this Joint Final Rule to implement jointly administered activities authorized by title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) signed into law on July 22, 2014 (hereafter ``Joint WIOA Final Rule''). Through these regulations, the Departments implement workforce education and employment system reforms and strengthen the nation's public workforce development system to provide increased economic opportunity and make the United States more competitive in the 21st century evolving labor market. This Joint WIOA Final Rule provides guidance for State and local workforce development systems that increase the skill and credential attainment, employment, retention, and earnings of participants, especially those with significant barriers to employment, thereby improving the quality of the workforce, reducing dependency on public benefits, increasing economic opportunity, and enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of the nation.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Document Number: 2016-15975
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL or the Department) issues this Final Rule to implement titles I and III of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Through these regulations, the Department reforms and modernizes our nation's workforce development system. This rule provides the framework for changes for statewide and local workforce development systems to increase the employment, retention, earnings, and occupational skill attainment of U.S. workers, particularly those individuals with barriers to employment, so they can move into good jobs and careers and provide businesses with the skilled workforce needed to make the United States more competitive in the 21st Century global economy.
Notice of a Public Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA)
Document Number: 2016-19615
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to Section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2 Sec. 10), notice is hereby given to announce an open meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 and Wednesday, September 28, 2016. The ACA is a discretionary committee established by the Secretary of Labor, in accordance with FACA, as amended in 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and its implementing regulations (41 CFR 101-6 and 102-3). All meetings of the ACA are open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Death Gratuity
Document Number: 2016-19614
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Death Gratuity,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption for Certain Transactions Between Investment Companies and Employee Benefit Plans (PTE 1977-4)
Document Number: 2016-19613
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption for Certain Transactions Between Investment Companies and Employee Benefit Plans (PTE 1977-4),'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Revision of the DOL FOIA Regulations
Document Number: 2016-18594
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
This rule proposes revisions to the Department of Labor's regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), found in our regulations. The regulations are being revised to update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions, and to incorporate changes brought about by amendments to the FOIA under the OPEN Government Act of 2007 and the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.
Job Corps: Draft Finding of No Significant Impact Sacramento Job Corps Center, 3100 Meadowview Rd., Sacramento, CA 95832 for Sacramento Regional Transit District Power Line Easement Alignment Alteration
Document Number: 2016-19111
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-16
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500-08) implementing procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of Labor, ETA, in accordance with 29 CFR 11.11(d), gives notice that the alignment alteration of a proposed easement and transmission line on the Sacramento Job Corps Center, will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Veterans' Employment and Training Service Competitive Grant Programs Reporting
Document Number: 2016-19401
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Veterans' Employment and Training (VETS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``Veterans' Employment and Training Service Competitive Grant Programs Reporting,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Workforce Information Grants to States (WIGS)
Document Number: 2016-19399
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed revision for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Workforce Information Grants to States (WIGS).'' 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), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Cleanup Program for Accumulations of Coal and Float Coal Dusts, Loose Coal, and Other Combustibles
Document Number: 2016-19398
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Cleanup Program for Accumulations of Coal and Float Coal Dusts, Loose Coal, and Other Combustibles,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Confined Spaces in Construction; Approval of Collections of Information
Document Number: 2016-18965
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This rule is a technical amendment revising OSHA's regulations to reflect the approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the collections of information contained in OSHA's standard for Confined Spaces in Construction.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Coal Mine Dust Sampling Devices
Document Number: 2016-19120
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Coal Mine Dust Sampling Devices,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Native American Employment and Training Council
Document Number: 2016-19112
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-11
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92-463), as amended, and Section 166(i)(4) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) [29 U.S.C. 3221(i)(4))], notice is hereby given of the next meeting of the Native American Employment and Training Council (Council), as constituted under WIOA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; ETA 5130, Benefit Appeals Report; Extension With Revision (OMB Control No. 1205-0172). This Report Has Removed All Occurrences of Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program, Which Expired on January 1, 2014
Document Number: 2016-18659
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration, is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Benefits Appeals Report.'' 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), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
Document Number: 2016-18622
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health invites interested individuals to submit nominations for membership on FACOSH.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Employee Benefit Plan Claims Procedure Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act
Document Number: 2016-18414
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) will submit the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Employee Benefit Plan Claims Procedure Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on July 29, 2016, for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-18411
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-18409
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Foxconn Assembly, LLC, Houston, Texas: Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration
Document Number: 2016-18406
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
Document Number: 2016-18405
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).'' 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), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.