Department of Labor June 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure of Underground Metal and Nonmetal Miners
Document Number: C5-10681
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure of Underground Metal and Nonmetal Miners
Document Number: 05-12817
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This document contains corrections to the preamble and rule text of the final rule that was published in the Federal Register on Monday, June 6, 2005 (70 FR 32868). The rule relates to diesel particulate matter exposure of underground metal and nonmetal miners.
Proposed Exemptions; Milan Uremovich, D.D.S., P.C. Profit Sharing Plan and Trust (the Plan)
Document Number: 05-12834
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-29
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).
Prohibited Transaction Exemption; 2005-07; Grant of Individual Exemptions; PAMCAH-UA Local 675 Pension Plan (Pension Plan); PAMCAH-UA Local 675 Training Fund (Training Fund) (Collectively the Plans)
Document Number: 05-12833
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-29
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.
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Financial Reporting Requirements for the National Emergency Grants (NEG) Program, Under Title I of the Act
Document Number: 05-12825
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-29
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. ETA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension to the financial reporting requirements for the WIA National Emergency Grants Program.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12824
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-29
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: Application for Federal Certificate of Age (WH-14). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
OMB Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 05-12816
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This technical amendment updates the listing of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control numbers for MSHA's standards and regulations. We are prohibited from conducting a collection of information unless we display a currently valid OMB control number. This consolidated listing assists the public in searching for current MSHA standards and regulations that include information collection, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements approved by OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Underground Coal Mine Ventilation-Safety Standards for the Use of a Belt Entry as an Intake Air Course To Ventilate Working Sections and Areas Where Mechanized Mining Equipment Is Being Installed or Removed
Document Number: 05-12813
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
On April 2, 2004, the Mine Safety and Health Administration published a final rule revising underground coal mine ventilation standards to allow the use of air traveling in the belt entry to ventilate working sections or areas where mechanized mining equipment is being installed or removed. The International Union, United Mine Workers of America and Jim Walter Resources, Inc. challenged the rule. On May 24, 2005, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion denying the Union's petition for review and granting the petition of Jim Walter Resources, Inc. Jim Walter Resources, Inc.'s petition challenged the Secretary of Labor's promulgation of 30 Code of Federal Regulations section 75.350(a)(2), which, under certain circumstances, set a velocity cap of 500 feet per minute in the belt entry of underground coal mines. This document provides notice of, and effectuates, the Court's opinion to vacate paragraph (a)(2) of section 75.350 and remand the matter to the Secretary of Labor.
Ward Products, LLC Amsterdam, NY; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3362
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E5-3361
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Storage Technology Corporation Brooklyn Park, MN; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3360
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Makita Corporation of America Buford, GA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3358
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc., Hillsgrove Division, Warwick, RI; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3357
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
Century Moulding Company Hood River, OR; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: E5-3355
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
National Textiles, Textiles Division, Hodges, SC; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: E5-3354
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Gateway Country Store, Whitehall Mall, Whitehall, PA; Notice of Negative Determination on Remand
Document Number: E5-3352
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Cotton Dust Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-12769
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
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 Cotton Dust Standard (29 CFR 1910.1043).
Onsite Consultation Agreements; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-12767
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
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 its onsite consultation agreements (29 CFR 1908).
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12696
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12695
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Combating Exploitive Child Labor Through Education in Ecuador
Document Number: 05-12633
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, will award up to U.S. $4 million through one or more cooperative agreements to an organization or organizations to improve access to and quality of education programs as a means to combat exploitive child labor among indigenous children in Ecuador. Projects funded under this solicitation will provide educational and training opportunities to indigenous children as a means of removing and/or preventing them from engaging in exploitive work or the worst forms of child labor. The activities funded will complement and expand upon existing projects and programs to improve basic education in the country of interest. Applications must respond to the entire Statement of Work outlined in this solicitation. In Ecuador, activities under these cooperative agreements will provide the direct delivery of quality basic education to indigenous working children and those at risk of entering work, and will result in their enrollment, persistence, and completion of an education or training program.
Combating Exploitive Child Labor Through Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia; Modification
Document Number: 05-12528
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
In notice document 05-10621 beginning on page 30801 in the issue of Friday, May 27, 2005, make the following modifications: On page 30801, in the first column, first sentence of the ``Summary'', the language ``The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, will award up to U.S. $5 million through one or more cooperative agreements to an organization or organizations* * *'', should be changed to read. ``The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, will award up to U.S. $6 million through one or more cooperative agreements to an organization or organizations* * *'' On page 30805, in the third column, first sentence of the second paragraph of Section II ``Award Information'', the language, ``Up to U.S. $5 million will be awarded under this solicitation'', should be changed to read, ``Up to U.S. $6 million will be awarded under this solicitation''.
Combating Exploitive Child Labor Through Education in Angola; Modification
Document Number: 05-12527
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
In notice document 05-10620 beginning on page 30787 in the issue of Friday, May 27, 2005, make the following modification: On page 30787, in the second column, under the heading ``Agency'', the language, ``Key Dates: Deadline for Submission of Application is July 11, 2005.'', should be changed to read, ``Key Dates: Deadline for Submission of Application is July 15, 2005.''. On page 30787, in the second column, first sentence of the ``Summary'', the language ``The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, will award up to U.S. $2 million through one or more cooperative agreements to an organization or organizations* * *'', should be changed to read, ``The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, will award up to U.S. $4 million through one or more cooperative agreements to an organization or organizations* * *''. On page 30791, in the second column, first sentence of the second paragraph of Section II ``Award Information'', the language, ``Up to U.S. $2 million will be awarded under this solicitation'', should be changed to read, ``Up to U.S. $4 million will be awarded under this solicitation.''
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12517
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Labor Statistics Bureau
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed reinstatement of the ``Current Population Survey (CPS) Displaced Worker, Job Tenure, and Occupational Mobility Supplement,'' to be conducted in January 2006. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the Addresses section of this notice.
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Request for Nominations
Document Number: 05-12433
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA intends to re-charter the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH), which expires in April 2005. MACOSH advises the Secretary of Labor on matters relating to occupational safety and health programs, new initiatives, and standards for the maritime industries of the United States which include Longshoring, Marine Terminals, and Shipyards. The Committee will consist of 15 members and will be chosen from among a cross-section of individuals who represent the following interests: employers, employees; Federal and State safety and health organizations; professional organizations specializing in occupational safety and health; and national standards setting groups. OSHA invites persons interested in serving on MACOSH to submit their names for consideration for committee membership.
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-12420
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Emergency Evacuations
Document Number: 05-12371
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This document makes correcting amendments to four existing standards that are affected by an MSHA rulemaking concerning emergency evacuations in underground coal mines. The rule revised and renumbered an existing standard, but did not update cross-references to that standard. This document updates these cross-references, and makes a non-substantial correction to the wording in a separate reference.
Meyersdale Manufacturing Co., Division of Elbeco, Inc., Meyersdale, PA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3237
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Texas Boot, Inc., Waynesboro, TN; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3236
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Victor Forstmann, Inc.; East Dublin, GA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3235
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E5-3234
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Plastic Dress-Up Company, South El Monte, CA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3233
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Hampden Corporation, Chicago, IL; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3232
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Rods Indiana, Inc., Butler Plant, Butler, IN; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3231
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors; Compliance Evaluations in All OFCCP Programs
Document Number: 05-12220
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
This final rule revises the regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503), to give the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) authority to use additional investigative procedures to determine a contractor's compliance with Section 503. In this regard, this rule adopts the ``compliance evaluation approach'' that is incorporated in the regulations implementing Executive Order 11246, as amended, and the affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act, as amended (VEVRAA), respectively. In addition, this final rule revises the compliance check procedure found in the current Executive Order 11246 and VEVRAA implementing regulations. The compliance check is one of the four investigative procedures currently used by OFCCP to determine a contractor's compliance with Executive Order 11246 and the affirmative action provisions of VEVRAA. This final rule makes a few other minor and non- substantive revisions to the regulations in 41 CFR Parts 60-1, 60-250, and 60-741.
Request for Certification of Compliance-Rural Industrialization Loan and Grant Program
Document Number: E5-3202
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration is issuing this notice to announce the receipt of a ``Certification of Non-Relocation and Market and Capacity Information Report'' (Form 4279-2) for the following: Applicant/Location: Shelby County Cookers, LLC, Harlan, Iowa. Principal Product: The loan, guarantee, or grant applicant has plans to complete the construction and upgrade of a meat processing plant for fully cooked bacon. The NAICS industry code for this enterprise is 311512 (meat processed from carcasses).
Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2005 Budget
Document Number: 05-12203
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice contains all of the necessary information and forms needed to apply for grant funding. The U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) awards funds to nonprofit organizations to provide training and education programs or to develop training materials for employers and workers about safety and health topics selected by OSHA. Nonprofit organizations, including community-based and faith-based organizations, that are not an agency of a State or local government, are eligible to apply. State or local government-supported institutions of higher education are eligible to apply in accordance with 29 CFR part 95. This notice announces grant availability for two different categories of Susan Harwood Training grants. General descriptions of the two categories of grants are provided below.
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12192
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-12184
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Allied Bias Products; Jersey City, NJ; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3171
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Higgins Seaming; Rainsville, AL; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3170
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor