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TUV SUD America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2019-15384
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of TUV SUD America, Inc., for expansion of the scope of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification; Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: 2019-15383
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This rule is a technical amendment announcing Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification final rule. OSHA sought OMB approval of these requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), and is announcing the approval for these requirements. OSHA is also amending its regulations to display the new OMB control number, which is 1218-0270.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary
Document Number: 2019-15363
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-19
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, ``Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary,'' 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.
Affirmative Decisions on Petitions for Modification Granted in Whole or in Part
Document Number: 2019-15349
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and the Code of Federal Regulations govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. This Federal Register notice notifies the public that MSHA has investigated and issued a final decision on certain mine operator petitions to modify a safety standard.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Financial Report Form ETA-9130
Document Number: 2019-15342
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed revision to the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Financial Report Form ETA-9130.'' 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).
Renewal of the Native American Employment and Training Council (NAETC) Charter
Document Number: 2019-15336
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) has renewed the charter for NAETC. The new charter will expire 2 years from the filing date.
Proposed Exemption From Certain Prohibited Transaction Restrictions Credit Suisse Group AG (CSG) and Its Current and Future Affiliates, Including Credit Suisse AG (CSAG) (Collectively, Credit Suisse or the Applicant) Located in Zurich, Switzerland
Document Number: 2019-15069
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-16
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains notice of pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of a proposed temporary five-year individual exemption from certain of the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act) and/or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code). If this proposed exemption is granted, certain entities with specified relationships to CSAG will not be precluded from relying on the exemptive relief provided by Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 84- 14.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Insurance and Annuity Contracts and Mutual Fund Principal Underwriters (PTE 1984-24); Correction
Document Number: 2019-14807
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Department of Labor published a document in the Federal Register of June 28, 2019, inviting public comments on the Insurance and Annuity Contracts and Mutual Fund Principal Underwriters (PTE 1984-24) Information Collection Request (84 FR 31114). The document contained an incorrect PTE reference.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Prohibited Transaction Exemption 1986-128 for Securities Transactions Involving Employee Benefit Plans and Broker-Dealers; Correction
Document Number: 2019-14806
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Department of Labor published a document in the Federal Register of June 28, 2019, inviting public comments on the Prohibited Transaction Exemption 1986- 128 For Securities Transactions Involving Employee Benefit Plans and Broker-Dealers Information Collection Request (84 FR 31109). The document contained an incorrect PTE reference.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Pharmacy Billing Requirements
Document Number: 2019-14741
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-11
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) titled, ``Pharmacy Billing Requirements,'' 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). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Program Year (PY) 2019 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 167, National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Grantee Allotments
Document Number: 2019-14731
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-11
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This Notice announces allotments for Program Year (PY) 2019 for the WIOA Title I Section 167 National Farmworker Jobs Program, as required under Section 182(d) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. The Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019, enacted September 28, 2018, provides $82,447,000 for formula grants and another $5,922,000 for migrant and seasonal farmworker housing (of which not less than 70 percent shall be for permanent housing). Another $527,000 will be set aside for discretionary purposes. The formula was developed for the purpose of distributing funds geographically by State service area, on the basis of each State service area's relative share of persons eligible for the program. The formula's methodology was described in a notice published in the Federal Register on May 19, 1999 (64 FR 27390). That information is accessible at https://www.federalregister.gov/. Beginning with PY 2018, ETA incorporated two modifications to the allotment formula, with the goal of providing more accurate estimates of each State service area's relative share of persons eligible for the program. The formula also used updated data from each of the four data files serving as the basis of the formula since 1999. Based on the new estimates, the Department of Labor (DOL or Department) instituted a hold-harmless provision for PY 2018 and two following years. The hold- harmless provision is designed to provide a staged transition from old to new funding levels for State service areas and minimize the impact on those states incurring significant change.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; National Childcare Costs Database
Document Number: 2019-14730
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Women's Bureau sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``National Childcare Costs Database,'' 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.
Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health
Document Number: 2019-14542
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
In accordance with section 3687 of Public Law 106-398, which was added by section 3141(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2015, Executive Order 13699 (June 26, 2015), and the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. A. 2) and its implementing regulations issued by the General Services Administration (GSA), the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health was established on July 2, 2015. The current Charter was signed on June 29, 2017 and expires on June 28, 2019. Pursuant to FACA, Section 14(b)(2), the Secretary of Labor has renewed the Charter for two years. The Charter renewal allows the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health (Board) to continue its operations. The Board advises the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) with respect to: (1) The Site Exposure Matrices (SEM) of the Department of Labor; (2) medical guidance for claims examiners for claims with the EEOICPA program, with respect to the weighing of the medical evidence of claimants; (3) evidentiary requirements for claims under Part B of EEOICPA related to lung disease; and (4) the work of industrial hygienists and staff physicians and consulting physicians of the Department of Labor and reports of such hygienists and physicians to ensure quality, objectivity, and consistency. The Board, when necessary, coordinates exchanges of data and findings with the Department of Health and Human Services' Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health. Membership of the Board currently consists of 12 members appointed by the Secretary (eleven sitting members and one replacement member pending), who also appointed a Chair. Public Law 106-398, Section 3687(a)(3). Pursuant to Section 3687(a)(2), membership is balanced and includes members from the scientific, medical and claimant communities. The members serve two-year terms. At the discretion of the Secretary, members may be appointed to successive terms or removed at any time. The Board meets no less than twice per year. The Board reports to the Secretary of Labor. As specified in Section 3687(i), the Board shall terminate ten (10) years after the date of the enactment of the NDAA, which was December 19, 2014. Thus, the Board shall terminate on December 19, 2024. Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at http://www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant information, are also available on the Advisory Board's web page at http://www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/regs/compliance/ AdvisoryBoard.htm.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Student Safety Assessment of Job Corps Participants
Document Number: 2019-14320
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed request for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Student Safety Assessment of Job Corps Participants.'' 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).
Retrospective Study of Respirable Coal Mine Dust Rule
Document Number: 2019-14271
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is extending the comment period on the Request for Information on a Retrospective Study of Respirable Coal Mine Dust Rule. The comment period is extended until July 9, 2022. Pursuant to MSHA's ongoing study, this extension gives stakeholders additional time to provide input on developing the framework to assess the impact of the final rule, Lowering Miners' Exposure to Respirable Coal Mine Dust, Including Continuous Personal Dust Monitors and to provide MSHA information and data on engineering controls and best practices that lower miners' exposure to respirable coal mine dust.
Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligiblity To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-14188
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-14187
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-14186
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Post Enrollment Data Collection for Job Corps Participants
Document Number: 2019-14185
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's), Employment Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed revision for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Post Enrollment Data Collection for Job Corps Participants.'' 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health State Plans
Document Number: 2019-13977
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Occupational Safety and Health State Plans,'' 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). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Cleanup Program for Accumulations of Coal and Float Coal Dusts, Loose Coal, and Other Combustibles
Document Number: 2019-13976
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
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 collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. 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. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments on the information collection for Cleanup Program for Accumulations of Coal and Float Coal Dusts, Loose Coal, and Other Combustibles.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Emergency Mine Evacuation
Document Number: 2019-13975
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
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 collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. 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. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments on the information collection for Emergency Mine Evacuation.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Statement of Expenditures and Financial Adjustments of Federal Funds for Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees and Ex-Service Members
Document Number: 2019-13814
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
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) titled, ``Statement of Expenditures and Financial Adjustments of Federal Funds for Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees and Ex-Service Members'' 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). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers Handbook
Document Number: 2019-13813
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
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, ``Unemployment Compensation for Ex- Servicemembers Handbook,'' 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.
Affirmative Decisions on Petitions for Modification Granted in Whole or in Part
Document Number: 2019-13812
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and the Code of Federal Regulations govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. This Federal Register notice notifies the public that MSHA has investigated and issued a final decision on certain mine operator petitions to modify a safety standard.
The Standard on Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-13811
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend and revise the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Standard on Process Safety Management (PSM) of Highly Hazardous Chemicals.
QPS Evaluation Services, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2019-13810
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for QPS Evaluation Services, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Supply and Service Program
Document Number: 2019-13809
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Supply and Service Program,'' 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Personal Protective Equipment for Shipyard Employment
Document Number: 2019-13808
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Personal Protective Equipment for Shipyard Employment,'' 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). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Insurance and Annuity Contracts and Mutual Fund Principal Underwriters (PTE 1984-24)
Document Number: 2019-13807
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
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) revision titled, ``Insurance and Annuity Contracts and Mutual Fund Principal Underwriters (PTE 1984-24),'' 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement Administrative Law Judge Administrative Hearing Procedures
Document Number: 2019-13806
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
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, ``Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement Administrative Law Judge Administrative Hearing Procedures'' 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). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Annual Report for Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements
Document Number: 2019-13805
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
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, ``Annual Report for Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements,'' 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). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Short-Time Compensation Grants
Document Number: 2019-13803
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
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) titled, ``Short-Time Compensation Grants,'' 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). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Notice of Special Enrollment Rights Under Group Health Plans
Document Number: 2019-13802
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
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, ``Notice of Special Enrollment Rights under Group Health Plans,'' 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). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Prohibited Transaction Exemption 1986-128 for Securities Transactions Involving Employee Benefit Plans and Broker-Dealers
Document Number: 2019-13801
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
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) revision titled, ``Prohibited Transaction Exemption 1986-128 For Securities Transactions Involving Employee Benefit Plans and Broker-Dealers,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Job Corps Center Proposal for Deactivation: Comments Requested; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2019-13735
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is withdrawing its previously published Federal Register notice proposing the deactivation of nine Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers (CCCs) using a fourth closure criterion program reform and streamlining operations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 75-1, Security Transactions With Broker-Dealers, Reporting Dealers, and Banks
Document Number: 2019-13694
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment Benefits and Security Agency (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 75-1, Security Transactions with Broker-Dealers, Reporting Dealers, and Banks,'' 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; H-1B Technical Skills Training and Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Grants
Document Number: 2019-13511
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``H-1B Technical Skills Training and Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Grants,'' 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). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2019-13472
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
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; Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Implementation Study Office of the Secretary
Document Number: 2019-13471
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-25
Agency: Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Implementation Study,'' 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.
Apprenticeship Programs, Labor Standards for Registration, Amendment of Regulations
Document Number: 2019-13076
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-25
Agency: Department of Labor
To address America's skills gap and expand the apprenticeship model to new industries, the U.S. Department of Labor proposes a rule under the National Apprenticeship Act (NAA) to establish a process for recognizing Standards Recognition Entities (SREs), which will in turn recognize Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (Industry Programs). This proposed rule describes what entities may become SREs; outlines the responsibilities and requirements for SREs, as well as the hallmarks of the high-quality apprenticeship programs they will recognize; and sets out how the Administrator of the Office of Apprenticeship will interact with SREs. The proposed rule also describes how Industry Programs would operate in parallel with the existing registered apprenticeship system. The Department believes its industry-led, market-driven approach provides the flexibility necessary to scale the apprenticeship model where it is needed most and helps address America's skills gap.
Wagner-Peyser Act Staffing Flexibility
Document Number: 2019-12111
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that, if finalized, would give States increased flexibility in their administration of Employment Service (ES) activities funded under the Wagner-Peyser Act. The proposed changes would modernize the regulations to align them with the flexibility allowed under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The changes would also give States the flexibility to staff employment and farmworker-outreach services in the most effective and efficient way, using a combination of State employees, local government employees, contracted services, and other staffing models in the way that makes the most sense for them. This in turn could leave more resources to help employers find employees, and to help employees find the work they need. The proposed changes are also consistent with Executive Order (E.O.) 13777, which requires the Department to identify outdated, inefficient, unnecessary, or overly burdensome regulations that should be repealed, replaced, or modified.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; DOL-Only Performance Accountability, Information, and Reporting System (OMB Control Number 1205-0521)
Document Number: 2019-13162
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed revision to the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``DOL-only Performance Accountability, Information, and Reporting System.'' 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).
Health Reimbursement Arrangements and Other Account-Based Group Health Plans
Document Number: 2019-12571
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-20
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document sets forth final rules to expand opportunities for working men and women and their families to access affordable, quality healthcare through changes to rules under various provisions of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and the Internal Revenue Code (Code) regarding health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and other account-based group health plans. Specifically, the final rules allow integrating HRAs and other account-based group health plans with individual health insurance coverage or Medicare, if certain conditions are satisfied (an individual coverage HRA). The final rules also set forth conditions under which certain HRAs and other account-based group health plans will be recognized as limited excepted benefits. Also, the Department of the Treasury (Treasury Department) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are finalizing rules regarding premium tax credit (PTC) eligibility for individuals offered an individual coverage HRA. In addition, the Department of Labor (DOL) is finalizing a clarification to provide assurance that the individual health insurance coverage for which premiums are reimbursed by an individual coverage HRA or a qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangement (QSEHRA) does not become part of an ERISA plan, provided certain safe harbor conditions are satisfied. Finally, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is finalizing provisions to provide a special enrollment period (SEP) in the individual market for individuals who newly gain access to an individual coverage HRA or who are newly provided a QSEHRA. The goal of the final rules is to expand the flexibility and use of HRAs and other account-based group health plans to provide more Americans with additional options to obtain quality, affordable healthcare. The final rules affect employees and their family members; employers, employee organizations, and other plan sponsors; group health plans; health insurance issuers; and purchasers of individual health insurance coverage.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997
Document Number: 2019-12977
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-19
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) titled, ``National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997,'' 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Collection for Contractor and Grantee Information Gathering
Document Number: 2019-12784
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's), Employment Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed revision for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Contractor and Grantee Information Gathering'' 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).
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2019-12690
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
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: 2019-12686
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This notice is a summary of petitions for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below.
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH): Notice of Membership and Meeting
Document Number: 2019-12676
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
On May 13, 2019, the Secretary of Labor (the Secretary) appointed 15 members to serve on ACCSH. OSHA also announces ACCSH will meet July 17-18, 2019.
Electronic Filing of Notices for Apprenticeship and Training Plans and Statements for Pension Plans for Certain Select Employees
Document Number: 2019-12653
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-17
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains final regulations that revise the procedures for filing apprenticeship and training plan notices and ``top hat'' plan statements with the Secretary of Labor. The final regulations require electronic submission of these notices and statements, as opposed to paper filings. The final regulations will make filing these notices and statements easier and lower regulatory burdens on these plans. The final regulations also will enable the Department of Labor to make reported data more readily available to participants and beneficiaries and other interested members of the public than in the past.