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Fee Adjustments for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Mining Products
Document Number: 05-24691
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This notice revises MSHA's Approval and Certification Center (A&CC) user fees for services provided pursuant to part 5 of Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) during 2006. Fees compensate MSHA for the costs that the agency incurs for testing and evaluating equipment and materials manufactured for use in the mining industry. The fees for 2006 are based on the Agency's fiscal year 2005 actual expenses.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-24648
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Low- and Medium-Voltage Diesel-Powered Electrical Generators
Document Number: 05-24625
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This final rule amends an existing safety standard to allow the use of low- and medium-voltage diesel-powered electrical generators as an alternative means of powering electrical equipment in underground coal mines. The final rule eliminates the need for mine operators to file petitions for modification to use these portable generators to power electrical equipment and does not reduce the protections afforded miners by the existing standards, in fact it increases protections.
Training Standards for Shaft and Slope Construction Workers at Underground Mines and Surface Areas of Underground Mines
Document Number: 05-24624
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
We (MSHA) are revising certain provisions of our regulations addressing the training and retraining of miners. This final rule removes the training exclusion for shaft and slope construction workers. Shaft and slope construction workers will now receive training for new miners, training for experienced miners, task training, annual refresher training, and hazard training. The rule will provide shaft and slope construction workers with the same type of safety and health training afforded other miners.
Labor Research Advisory Council; Notice of Reestablishment
Document Number: E5-8016
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Labor Statistics Bureau
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-8015
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance 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. Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Employment of Apprentices, Messengers and Learners (Including Student-Learners and Student- Workers), Forms WH-205 and WH-209. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Delegation of Authority Under the Federal Tort Claims Act and Related Statutes
Document Number: 05-24590
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Roll-Over Protective Structures
Document Number: 05-24462
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In 1996, OSHA published a technical amendment revising the construction and agriculture standards that regulate testing of roll- over protective structures (``ROPS'') used to protect employees who operate wheel-type tractors. This revision removed the original ROPS standards and replaced them with references to national consensus standards for ROPS-testing requirements. The Agency believed that the national consensus standards essentially duplicated the ROPS standards they replaced, and that any differences between them were not substantive. Subsequently, OSHA identified several substantive differences between the national consensus standards and the original ROPS standards. Therefore, the Agency is reinstating the original ROPS standards by issuing this direct final rule. The reinstated ROPS standards for both construction and agriculture also contain a number of minor revisions that OSHA believes are not substantive and will improve comprehension of, and compliance with, the standards.
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E5-7963
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E5-7962
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
United States Sugar Corporation Bryant Mill, Bryant, FL; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-7960
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Magna International, Red Oak, IA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-7959
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Kimberly-Clark Corporation Ballard Medical Products Division, Draper, UT; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-7958
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E5-7956
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Old Town, ME; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-7955
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Rug Barn, Abbeville, SC; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-7954
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Conopco, Inc., a Subsidiary of Unilever U.S., Asheboro, NC; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-7953
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E5-7900
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Proposed Exemptions; Pennsylvania Institute of Neurological Disorders, Inc. Profit Sharing Plan (the Plan)
Document Number: 05-24493
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains notices of pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of proposed exemptions from certain of the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (the Act) and/or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code).
Grant of Individual Exemptions; Wachovia Corporation (Wachovia)
Document Number: 05-24492
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains exemptions issued by the Department of Labor (the Department) from certain of the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (the Act) and/or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code). A notice was published in the Federal Register of the pendency before the Department of a proposal to grant such exemption. The notice set forth a summary of facts and representations contained in the application for exemption and referred interested persons to the application for a complete statement of the facts and representations. The application has been available for public inspection at the Department in Washington, DC. The notice also invited interested persons to submit comments on the requested exemption to the Department. In addition the notice stated that any interested person might submit a written request that a public hearing be held (where appropriate). The applicant has represented that it has complied with the requirements of the notification to interested persons. No requests for a hearing were received by the Department. Public comments were received by the Department as described in the granted exemption. The notice of proposed exemption was issued and the exemption is being granted solely by the Department because, effective December 31, 1978, section 102 of Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1978, 5 U.S.C. App. 1 (1996), transferred the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury to issue exemptions of the type proposed to the Secretary of Labor.
Temporary Labor Camps; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-24463
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in the Temporary Labor Camps Standard (29 CFR 1910.142).
Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E5-7609
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
E.I. Dupont Victoria, TX; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-7608
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Maitlen and Benson, Inc. Long Beach, CA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-7607
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Intermark Fabric Corp., Plainfield, CT; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: E5-7606
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Spectrum Yarns, Inc., Kings Mountain, NC; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: E5-7605
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E5-7604
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E5-7603
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E5-7576
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-21
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E5-7575
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-21
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request Final Rule Relating To Notice of Blackout Periods to Participants and Beneficiaries
Document Number: 05-24280
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-21
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), the Department of Labor (the Department) conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This program helps to ensure that the data the Department gathers can be provided in the desired format, that the reporting burden on the public (time and financial resources) is minimized, that the public understands the Department's collection instruments, and that the Department can accurately assess the impact of collection requirements on respondents. By this notice, the Department is soliciting comments concerning the information collection provisions of the regulation under section 101(i) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the SOA), which requires written notice to be provided to affected participants and beneficiaries of individual account plans of any ``blackout period'' during which their right to direct or diversify investments, obtain a loan, or obtain a distribution under the plan may be temporarily suspended. A copy of the ICR may be obtained by contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Public Comment ERISA Advisory Opinion Procedure 76-1
Document Number: 05-24279
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-21
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This helps to ensure that the data the Department gathers can be provided in the desired format, that the reporting burden on the public (time and financial resources) is minimized, that the public understands the Department's collection instruments, and that the Department can accurately assess the impact of collection requirements on respondents. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments concerning an extension of the information collection provisions incorporated in ERISA Advisory Opinion Procedure 76-1. A copy of the information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office shown in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request Settlement Agreements Between a Plan and Party in Interest
Document Number: 05-24278
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-21
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), the Department of Labor (the Department) conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This program helps to ensure that the data the Department gathers can be provided in the desired format, that the reporting burden on the public (time and financial resources) is minimized, that the public understands the Department's collection instruments, and that the Department can accurately assess the impact of collection requirements on respondents. By this notice, the Department is soliciting comments concerning the information collection provisions of two similar prohibited transaction class exemptions, PTE 94-71 and PTE 03-39. Both of these class exemptions concern transactions undertaken pursuant to settlement agreements between an employee benefit plan and a party in interest to that plan. A copy of the ICR may be obtained by contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-24277
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-21
Agency: Office of Disability Employment Policy, Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation process 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 process helps ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burdens are minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is soliciting comments concerning an already approved data collection for the following Employer Assistance Referral Network (EARN) forms: EARN Provider Enrollment Form; EARN Employer Enrollment Form; EARN Employer and Provider Surveys. A copy of the approved information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this notice.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E5-7504
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; ATAA Activities Report
Document Number: E5-7496
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance 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.
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E5-7478
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E5-7477
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994, As Amended
Document Number: 05-23961
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training Service, Veterans Employment and Training Service
The Veterans' Employment and Training Service (``VETS'' or ``the Agency'') issued proposed rules implementing the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994, as amended (USERRA). This document sets forth the Agency's review of and response to comments on the proposal and any changes made in response to those comments. Congress enacted USERRA to protect the rights of persons who voluntarily or involuntarily leave employment positions to undertake military service. USERRA authorizes the Secretary of Labor (in consultation with the Secretary of Defense) to prescribe rules implementing the law as it applies to States, local governments, and private employers. VETS proposed rules under that authority in order to provide guidance to employers and employees concerning their rights and obligations under USERRA. The Agency invited written comments on these proposed rules, and any specific issues related to the proposal, from members of the public.
Notice of Rights and Duties Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
Document Number: 05-23960
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training Service, Veterans Employment and Training Service
On March 10, 2005, the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) of the Department of Labor (Department or DOL) issued an interim final rule to implement a requirement of the Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2004 (VBIA), Public Law 108-454 (Dec. 10, 2004). The VBIA amended the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) by adding a requirement that employers provide a notice of the rights, benefits, and obligations of employees and employers under USERRA. The text of this notice was included in the interim final rule, and the Department sought comment on that text. This preamble to the final rule addresses comments received during the comment period. This final rule does not affect the Department's pending proposal to implement USERRA, which was published in the Federal Register of September 20, 2004.
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E5-7383
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E5-7381
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E5-7380
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor