Child Labor Regulations, Orders and Statements of Interpretation; Child Labor Violations-Civil Money Penalties, 67104-67105 [2011-28075]

Download as PDF 67104 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 210 / Monday, October 31, 2011 / Proposed Rules airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it revises controlled airspace at Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport, Hawthorne CA. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: south of the 096° bearing from Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport, beginning 3.9 miles east of the airport extending to 6.3 miles east of the airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on October 21, 2011. John Warner, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2011–28166 Filed 10–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS Wage and Hour Division 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: 29 CFR Parts 570 and 579 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9V, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 2011 is amended as follows: Paragraph 5000 * * * * srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS AWP CA D Hawthorne, CA [Revised] Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport, CA (Lat. 33°55′22″ N., long. 118°20′07″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within 2.6-mile radius of the Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport, and that airspace 1.5 miles north and 2 miles south of the 229° bearing from the airport extending from the 2.6-mile radius to 3.8 miles southwest, and that airspace 2 miles north and 1.5 miles south of the 096° bearing from the airport extending from the 2.6-mile radius to 3.9 miles east of the airport, excluding the Los Angeles Airport Class D airspace. This Class D airspace is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory. Paragraph 6004 Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to Class D or Class E surface area. * * * * * AWP CA E4 Hawthorne, CA [Revised] Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport, CA (Lat. 33°55′22″ N., long. 118°20′07″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2 miles north and 1.5 miles VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:02 Oct 28, 2011 Jkt 226001 RIN 1235–AA06 Child Labor Regulations, Orders and Statements of Interpretation; Child Labor Violations—Civil Money Penalties AGENCY: Wage and Hour Division, Labor. Notice and Extension of comment period. ACTION: This document extends the period for filing written comments for an additional 30 days on the proposed revisions to the child labor regulations published on September 2, 2011. The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is taking this action in order to provide interested parties additional time to submit comments. DATES: The agency must receive comments on or before December 1, 2011. The period for public comments, which was to close on November 1, 2011, will be extended to December 1, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN 1235–AA06, by either one of the following methods: Electronic comments: Through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–3502, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name (Wage and Hour Division) and Regulatory Information Number identified above for this rulemaking (1235–AA06). All comments received will be posted without change SUMMARY: Class D airspace. * DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Consequently, prior to including any individual’s personal information such as Social Security Number, home address, telephone number, email addresses and medical data in a comment, the Department urges commenters carefully to consider that their submissions are a matter of public record and will be publicly accessible on the Internet. It is the commenter’s responsibility to safeguard his or her information. Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov or to submit them by mail early. For additional information on submitting comments and the rulemaking process, see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arthur M. Kerschner, Jr., Division of Enforcement Policy and Procedures, Branch of Child Labor and Special Employment, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S– 3510, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–0072 (this is not a toll free number). Copies of this notice of proposed rulemaking may be obtained in alternative formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape, or Disc), upon request, by calling (202) 693–0023. TTY/TDD callers may dial toll-free (877) 889–5627 to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats. Questions of interpretation and/or enforcement of regulations issued by this agency or referenced in this notice may be directed to the nearest Wage and Hour Division District Office. Locate the nearest office by calling the Wage and Hour Division’s toll-free help line at (866) 4US–WAGE ((866) 487–9243) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in your local time zone, or log onto the Wage and Hour Division’s Web site for a nationwide listing of Wage and Hour District and Area Offices at: http:// www.dol.gov/whd/america2.htm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Electronic Access and Filing Comments Public Participation: This notice of proposed rulemaking is available E:\FR\FM\31OCP1.SGM 31OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 210 / Monday, October 31, 2011 / Proposed Rules srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS through the Federal Register and the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. You may also access this document via the Department’s Web site at http:// www.dol.gov/federalregister. To comment electronically on federal rulemakings, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov, which will allow you to find, review, and submit comments on federal documents that are open for comment and published in the Federal Register. Please identify all comments submitted in electronic form by the RIN docket number (1235– AA06). Because of delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters should transmit their comments electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov, or submit them by mail early to ensure timely receipt prior to the close of the comment period. Submit one copy of your comments by only one method. II. Request for Comment The Department is proposing to revise the child labor regulations issued pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which set forth the criteria for the permissible employment of minors under 18 years of age in agricultural and nonagricultural occupations. The proposal would implement specific recommendations made by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, increase parity between the agricultural and nonagricultural child labor provisions, and also address other areas that can be improved, which were identified by the Department’s own enforcement actions. The proposed agricultural revisions would impact only hired farm workers and in no way compromise the statutory child labor parental exemption involving children working on farms owned or operated by their parents. In addition, the Department proposes to revise the exemptions which permit the employment of 14- and 15-year-olds to perform certain agricultural tasks that would otherwise be prohibited to that age group after they have successfully completed certain specified training. The Department is also proposing to revise subpart G of the child labor regulations to incorporate all the regulatory changes to the agricultural child labor provisions made since that subpart was last revised. Finally, the Department is proposing to revise its civil money penalty regulations to incorporate into the regulations the processes the Department follows when determining both whether to assess a child labor civil money penalty and the amount of that penalty. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:02 Oct 28, 2011 Jkt 226001 In the Federal Register of September 2, 2011 (76 FR 54836), the Department of Labor published a proposed notice of rulemaking requesting public comments on proposed revisions to the child labor regulations issued pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which set forth the criteria for the permissible employment of minors under 18 years of age in agricultural and nonagricultural occupations. Interested parties were requested to submit comments on or before November 1, 2011. The Department has received requests to extend the period for filing public comments from members of Congress and various agricultural business organizations, including, but not limited to: American Sheep Industry Association; National Cattlemen’s Beef Association; National Pork Producers Council; National Turkey Federation; California Farm Bureau Federation; National Association of State Departments of Agriculture; National Association of Agricultural Employers; National FFA Organization; and the American Farm Bureau Federation. Because of the interest that has been expressed in this matter, the Department has decided to extend the period for submitting public comment for 30 additional days. Dated: October 26, 2011. Nancy J. Leppink, Deputy Administrator, Wage and Hour Division. [FR Doc. 2011–28075 Filed 10–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION 29 CFR Parts 4001, 4022, 4041, and 4044 RIN 1212–AB17 Cash Balance Plans; Benefit Determinations and Plan Valuations for Statutory Hybrid Plans; Pension Protection Act of 2006 Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: This proposed rule would implement provisions of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA 2006) that change the rules for determining benefits upon the termination of a statutory hybrid plan, such as a cash balance plan. PPA 2006 provides that, when such a plan terminates, a variable rate used under the plan to determine accrued benefits will be equal to the average of the rates of interest used SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 67105 under the plan during the five-year period ending on the termination date. Further, the amount of the benefit payable in the form of an annuity payable at normal retirement age will be determined using the interest rate and mortality table specified under the plan for that purpose as of the termination date (or an average interest rate if the plan rate is a variable rate). For a plan terminated and trusteed by PBGC, the proposed rule would amend PBGC’s regulations to conform the rules for determining the allocation of assets and the amount of benefits payable under Title IV of ERISA to the PPA 2006 changes in the benefit determination rules for statutory hybrid plans. The proposed rule would also implement a PPA 2006 change for determining the present value of the accrued benefit under a statutory hybrid plan. Finally, the proposed rule would provide guidance on benefits payable under a statutory hybrid plan that terminates in a standard termination. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 30, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments, identified by Regulatory Information Number (RIN 1212–AB17) may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the Web site instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: reg.comments@pbgc.gov. • Fax: (202) 326–4224. • Mail or Hand Delivery: Legislative and Regulatory Department, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005– 4026. Comments received, including personal information provided, will be posted to http://www.pbgc.gov. Copies of comments may also be obtained by writing to Disclosure Division, Office of the General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005–4026, or calling (202) 326–4040 during normal business hours. (TTY and TDD users may call the Federal relay service toll free at 1–(800) 877–8339 and ask to be connected to (202) 326–4040.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John H. Hanley, Director, or Constance Markakis, Attorney; Legislative and Regulatory Department, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005–4026; (202) 326–4024. (TTY and TDD users may call the Federal relay service toll free at 1–(800) 877–8339 and ask to be connected to (202) 326–4024.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\31OCP1.SGM 31OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 210 (Monday, October 31, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 67104-67105]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28075]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Wage and Hour Division

29 CFR Parts 570 and 579

RIN 1235-AA06


Child Labor Regulations, Orders and Statements of Interpretation; 
Child Labor Violations--Civil Money Penalties

AGENCY: Wage and Hour Division, Labor.

ACTION: Notice and Extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: This document extends the period for filing written comments 
for an additional 30 days on the proposed revisions to the child labor 
regulations published on September 2, 2011. The Department of Labor 
(Department or DOL) is taking this action in order to provide 
interested parties additional time to submit comments.

DATES: The agency must receive comments on or before December 1, 2011. 
The period for public comments, which was to close on November 1, 2011, 
will be extended to December 1, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN 1235-AA06, by 
either one of the following methods:
    Electronic comments: Through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    Mail: Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-
3502, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.
    Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one 
method. All submissions received must include the agency name (Wage and 
Hour Division) and Regulatory Information Number identified above for 
this rulemaking (1235-AA06). All comments received will be posted 
without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
information provided. Consequently, prior to including any individual's 
personal information such as Social Security Number, home address, 
telephone number, email addresses and medical data in a comment, the 
Department urges commenters carefully to consider that their 
submissions are a matter of public record and will be publicly 
accessible on the Internet. It is the commenter's responsibility to 
safeguard his or her information. Because we continue to experience 
delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are 
strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov or to submit 
them by mail early. For additional information on submitting comments 
and the rulemaking process, see the ``Public Participation'' heading of 
the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arthur M. Kerschner, Jr., Division of 
Enforcement Policy and Procedures, Branch of Child Labor and Special 
Employment, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-
3510, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: 
(202) 693-0072 (this is not a toll free number). Copies of this notice 
of proposed rulemaking may be obtained in alternative formats (Large 
Print, Braille, Audio Tape, or Disc), upon request, by calling (202) 
693-0023. TTY/TDD callers may dial toll-free (877) 889-5627 to obtain 
information or request materials in alternative formats.
    Questions of interpretation and/or enforcement of regulations 
issued by this agency or referenced in this notice may be directed to 
the nearest Wage and Hour Division District Office. Locate the nearest 
office by calling the Wage and Hour Division's toll-free help line at 
(866) 4US-WAGE ((866) 487-9243) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in your local 
time zone, or log onto the Wage and Hour Division's Web site for a 
nationwide listing of Wage and Hour District and Area Offices at: 
http://www.dol.gov/whd/america2.htm.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Electronic Access and Filing Comments

    Public Participation: This notice of proposed rulemaking is 
available

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through the Federal Register and the http://www.regulations.gov Web 
site. You may also access this document via the Department's Web site 
at http://www.dol.gov/federalregister. To comment electronically on 
federal rulemakings, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, which will allow you to find, review, and submit 
comments on federal documents that are open for comment and published 
in the Federal Register. Please identify all comments submitted in 
electronic form by the RIN docket number (1235-AA06). Because of delays 
in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters should 
transmit their comments electronically via the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, or submit them by mail early to 
ensure timely receipt prior to the close of the comment period. Submit 
one copy of your comments by only one method.

II. Request for Comment

    The Department is proposing to revise the child labor regulations 
issued pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which set forth the 
criteria for the permissible employment of minors under 18 years of age 
in agricultural and nonagricultural occupations. The proposal would 
implement specific recommendations made by the National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health, increase parity between the 
agricultural and nonagricultural child labor provisions, and also 
address other areas that can be improved, which were identified by the 
Department's own enforcement actions. The proposed agricultural 
revisions would impact only hired farm workers and in no way compromise 
the statutory child labor parental exemption involving children working 
on farms owned or operated by their parents.
    In addition, the Department proposes to revise the exemptions which 
permit the employment of 14- and 15-year-olds to perform certain 
agricultural tasks that would otherwise be prohibited to that age group 
after they have successfully completed certain specified training.
    The Department is also proposing to revise subpart G of the child 
labor regulations to incorporate all the regulatory changes to the 
agricultural child labor provisions made since that subpart was last 
revised. Finally, the Department is proposing to revise its civil money 
penalty regulations to incorporate into the regulations the processes 
the Department follows when determining both whether to assess a child 
labor civil money penalty and the amount of that penalty.
    In the Federal Register of September 2, 2011 (76 FR 54836), the 
Department of Labor published a proposed notice of rulemaking 
requesting public comments on proposed revisions to the child labor 
regulations issued pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which set 
forth the criteria for the permissible employment of minors under 18 
years of age in agricultural and nonagricultural occupations. 
Interested parties were requested to submit comments on or before 
November 1, 2011.
    The Department has received requests to extend the period for 
filing public comments from members of Congress and various 
agricultural business organizations, including, but not limited to: 
American Sheep Industry Association; National Cattlemen's Beef 
Association; National Pork Producers Council; National Turkey 
Federation; California Farm Bureau Federation; National Association of 
State Departments of Agriculture; National Association of Agricultural 
Employers; National FFA Organization; and the American Farm Bureau 
Federation. Because of the interest that has been expressed in this 
matter, the Department has decided to extend the period for submitting 
public comment for 30 additional days.

    Dated: October 26, 2011.
Nancy J. Leppink,
Deputy Administrator, Wage and Hour Division.
[FR Doc. 2011-28075 Filed 10-28-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-27-P