Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports, 5899-5900 [E9-2223]

Download as PDF 5899 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 21 Tuesday, February 3, 2009 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 8 CFR Part 274a [CIS No. 2441–08; Docket No. USCIS–2008– 0001] RIN 1615–AB69 Documents Acceptable for Employment Eligibility Verification yshivers on PROD1PC62 with RULES SUMMARY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is extending the effective date of its interim final rule ‘‘Documents Acceptable for Employment Eligibility Verification,’’ for 60 days, from February 2, 2009 to April 3, 2009. This temporary extension will provide DHS with an opportunity for further consideration of this rule. USCIS also is extending the comment period for this rule for 30 days. DATES: This document is effective January 30, 2009. The effective date of the interim rule amending 8 CFR Part 274a, published on December 17, 2008, at 73 FR 76505, is delayed until April 3, 2009. Written comments must be submitted on or before March 4, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by DHS Docket No. USCIS– 2008–0001 by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Chief, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Suite 3008, Washington, DC 20529–2210. To ensure proper handling, please 10:37 Feb 02, 2009 Jkt 217001 January 30, 2009. Michael Aytes, Acting Deputy Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. [FR Doc. E9–2360 Filed 1–30–09; 4:15 pm] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen McHale, Verification Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 470 L’Enfant Plaza East, SW., Suite 8001, Washington, DC20529– 2610, telephone (888) 464–4218 or email at Everify@dhs.gov. 29 CFR Parts 403 and 408 USCIS published an interim final rule, ‘‘Documents Acceptable for Employment Verification,’’ on December 17, 2008, amending its regulations governing the types of acceptable identity and employment authorization documents and receipts that employees may present to their employers for completion of the Form I– 9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Under this interim rule, employers will no longer be able to accept expired documents to verify employment authorization on the Form I–9. This rule also adds a new document to the list of acceptable documents that evidence both identity and employment authorization and makes several technical corrections and updates. The rule is scheduled to become effective on February 2, 2009. During the public comment period for this rulemaking action, which currently concludes on February 2, 2009, USCIS received a number of comments requesting an extension of the effective date. USCIS is extending the comment period for this rule to allow additional public comment on the substantive legal and policy issues under this interim final rule. The 60-day extension of the effective date of this interim final rule also provides DHS officials the opportunity for further review and consideration of the interim final rule. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS. ACTION: Interim rule; delay of effective date. VerDate Nov<24>2008 reference DHS Docket No. USCIS–2008– 0001 on your correspondence. This mailing address may be used for paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions. • Hand Delivery/Courier: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Suite 3008, Washington, DC 20529–2210. Contact Telephone Number is (202) 272–8377. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration RIN 1215–AB62 Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports AGENCY: Office of Labor-Management Standards, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of proposed extension of effective date; request for public comment on legal and policy questions relating to the final rule. SUMMARY: Consistent with the memorandum of January 20, 2009, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Review’’ and the memorandum of January 21, 2009, from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), entitled ‘‘Implementation of Memorandum Concerning Regulatory Review,’’ this document seeks public comment on a proposal to delay for 60 days the effective date of the final rule, Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports, published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2009. The rule revised Form LM–2 and established a procedure whereby the Department may revoke, when warranted, the authorization to file the simplified report Form LM–3. This document proposes to extend the effective date until April 21, 2009. The Department seeks comments on whether or not it should delay the effective date of the final rule in order to provide an opportunity for further review and consideration of the questions of law and policy raised by it. For that reason, the Department also seeks comments generally on the rule, including comments on the merits of rescinding or retaining the rule. DATES: Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports, published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2009 (74 FR 3677), is to take effect on E:\FR\FM\03FER1.SGM 03FER1 yshivers on PROD1PC62 with RULES 5900 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 21 / Tuesday, February 3, 2009 / Rules and Regulations February 20, 2009. The comment period for the extension of the effective date of the final rule will close on February 13, 2009. The comment period for providing comment on legal and policy questions relating to the rule itself will close on March 5, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN 1215–AB62, only by the following methods: Internet—Federal eRulemaking Portal. Electronic comments may be submitted through http://www.regulations.gov. To locate the proposed rule, use key words such as ‘‘Labor-Management Standards’’ or ‘‘Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports’’ to search documents accepting comments. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Please be advised that comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Delivery: Comments should be sent to: Denise M. Boucher, Director of the Office of Policy, Reports and Disclosure, Office of Labor-Management Standards, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N– 5609, Washington, DC 20210. Because of security precautions the Department continues to experience delays in U.S. mail delivery. You should take this into consideration when preparing to meet the deadline for submitting comments. The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) recommends that you confirm receipt of your delivered comments by contacting (202) 693–0123 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing impairments may call (800) 877–8339 (TTY/TDD). Only those comments submitted through http://www.regulations.gov, hand-delivered, or mailed will be accepted. Comments will be available for public inspection at http:// www.regulations.gov and during normal business hours at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise M. Boucher, Director, Office of Policy, Reports and Disclosure, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Employment Standards Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N– 5609, Washington, DC 20210, (202) 693– 0123 (this is not a toll-free number), (800) 877–8339 (TTY/TDD). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department has determined that the rule involves matters of law and policy that should be addressed by the new Administration before the rule takes effect and is first applied to labor organizations. The Department has chosen to seek public comments now, rather than permit the rule to go into VerDate Nov<24>2008 10:37 Feb 02, 2009 Jkt 217001 effect, due to the front end burdens associated with the rule. Without this proposal to delay the effective date, affected labor organizations likely will undertake much effort and expense in changing their recordkeeping systems to meet the changes required by the rule. If a decision is made to propose changes and such changes are ultimately effectuated, these expenses will have been incurred unnecessarily. The tasks undertaken will have to be repeated, and costs duplicated, to comply with any further revisions to the rule. Additionally, the Department itself will incur significant start up costs in revising its electronic software to make the changes required by the rule; costs that will have to be duplicated if changes are later proposed and effectuated in a final rule. Furthermore, unless the Department now proposes to delay the effective date of the rule, the Department will have to begin answering questions and providing compliance assistance about how the final rule is to be implemented, guidance that will only confuse labor organizations if new guidance about a revised rule has to be provided in the near future. For the foregoing reasons, the Department has determined to propose delay of the effective date of the final rule and, by doing so, alert affected labor organizations that it may be advisable for them to delay preparations and financial commitments associated with the changes required by the final rule until a decision is made regarding the effective date of the final rule. The Department proposes the delay of the effective date to provide an opportunity for further review and consideration of the questions of law and policy raised by it. For that reason, the Department also seeks comments generally on the rule, including comments on the merits of rescinding or retaining the rule. Dated: January 29, 2009. Andrew D. Auerbach, Deputy Director, Office of Labor-Management Standards. [FR Doc. E9–2223 Filed 1–29–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4510–CP–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 112 [EPA–HQ–OPA–2007–0584; FRL–8770–7] RIN 2050–AG16 Oil Pollution Prevention; NonTransportation Related Onshore Facilities; Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Rule—Final Amendments AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Final rule: Delay of effective date and request for comment. SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delaying by sixty days the effective date of the final rule that amends the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations published in the Federal Register on December 5, 2008. Thus, the amendments will become effective on April 4, 2009. EPA additionally is requesting public comment on the extension of the effective date and its duration, and on the regulatory amendments contained in the final rule. DATES: This document is effective February 3, 2009. The effective date of FR Doc. E8–28159, published in the Federal Register on December 5, 2008 (73 FR 74236), is delayed to April 4, 2009. Comments must be received on or before March 5, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OPA–2007–0584, by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: EPA Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail code: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. • Hand Delivery: EPA/DC, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OPA–2007– 0584. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information E:\FR\FM\03FER1.SGM 03FER1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 21 (Tuesday, February 3, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 5899-5900]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-2223]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment Standards Administration

29 CFR Parts 403 and 408

RIN 1215-AB62


Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports

AGENCY: Office of Labor-Management Standards, Employment Standards 
Administration, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice of proposed extension of effective date; request for 
public comment on legal and policy questions relating to the final 
rule.

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SUMMARY: Consistent with the memorandum of January 20, 2009, from the 
Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory 
Review'' and the memorandum of January 21, 2009, from the Director of 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), entitled ``Implementation of 
Memorandum Concerning Regulatory Review,'' this document seeks public 
comment on a proposal to delay for 60 days the effective date of the 
final rule, Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports, published in 
the Federal Register on January 21, 2009. The rule revised Form LM-2 
and established a procedure whereby the Department may revoke, when 
warranted, the authorization to file the simplified report Form LM-3. 
This document proposes to extend the effective date until April 21, 
2009. The Department seeks comments on whether or not it should delay 
the effective date of the final rule in order to provide an opportunity 
for further review and consideration of the questions of law and policy 
raised by it. For that reason, the Department also seeks comments 
generally on the rule, including comments on the merits of rescinding 
or retaining the rule.

DATES: Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports, published in the 
Federal Register on January 21, 2009 (74 FR 3677), is to take effect on

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February 20, 2009. The comment period for the extension of the 
effective date of the final rule will close on February 13, 2009. The 
comment period for providing comment on legal and policy questions 
relating to the rule itself will close on March 5, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN 1215-AB62, only 
by the following methods:
    Internet--Federal eRulemaking Portal. Electronic comments may be 
submitted through http://www.regulations.gov. To locate the proposed 
rule, use key words such as ``Labor-Management Standards'' or ``Labor 
Organization Annual Financial Reports'' to search documents accepting 
comments. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Please be 
advised that comments received will be posted without change to http://
www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
    Delivery: Comments should be sent to: Denise M. Boucher, Director 
of the Office of Policy, Reports and Disclosure, Office of Labor-
Management Standards, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Room N-5609, Washington, DC 20210. Because of security 
precautions the Department continues to experience delays in U.S. mail 
delivery. You should take this into consideration when preparing to 
meet the deadline for submitting comments.
    The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) recommends that you 
confirm receipt of your delivered comments by contacting (202) 693-0123 
(this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing impairments 
may call (800) 877-8339 (TTY/TDD). Only those comments submitted 
through http://www.regulations.gov, hand-delivered, or mailed will be 
accepted. Comments will be available for public inspection at http://
www.regulations.gov and during normal business hours at the above 
address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise M. Boucher, Director, Office of 
Policy, Reports and Disclosure, Office of Labor-Management Standards, 
Employment Standards Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N-5609, Washington, DC 20210, (202) 693-
0123 (this is not a toll-free number), (800) 877-8339 (TTY/TDD).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department has determined that the rule 
involves matters of law and policy that should be addressed by the new 
Administration before the rule takes effect and is first applied to 
labor organizations. The Department has chosen to seek public comments 
now, rather than permit the rule to go into effect, due to the front 
end burdens associated with the rule. Without this proposal to delay 
the effective date, affected labor organizations likely will undertake 
much effort and expense in changing their recordkeeping systems to meet 
the changes required by the rule. If a decision is made to propose 
changes and such changes are ultimately effectuated, these expenses 
will have been incurred unnecessarily. The tasks undertaken will have 
to be repeated, and costs duplicated, to comply with any further 
revisions to the rule. Additionally, the Department itself will incur 
significant start up costs in revising its electronic software to make 
the changes required by the rule; costs that will have to be duplicated 
if changes are later proposed and effectuated in a final rule. 
Furthermore, unless the Department now proposes to delay the effective 
date of the rule, the Department will have to begin answering questions 
and providing compliance assistance about how the final rule is to be 
implemented, guidance that will only confuse labor organizations if new 
guidance about a revised rule has to be provided in the near future. 
For the foregoing reasons, the Department has determined to propose 
delay of the effective date of the final rule and, by doing so, alert 
affected labor organizations that it may be advisable for them to delay 
preparations and financial commitments associated with the changes 
required by the final rule until a decision is made regarding the 
effective date of the final rule. The Department proposes the delay of 
the effective date to provide an opportunity for further review and 
consideration of the questions of law and policy raised by it. For that 
reason, the Department also seeks comments generally on the rule, 
including comments on the merits of rescinding or retaining the rule.

    Dated: January 29, 2009.
Andrew D. Auerbach,
Deputy Director, Office of Labor-Management Standards.
[FR Doc. E9-2223 Filed 1-29-09; 4:15 pm]
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