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

Minimum Wages for Federal and Federally Assisted Construction; General Wage Determination Decisions
Document Number: 05-14726
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Employment Standards Administration; Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration
Asbestos Exposure Limit
Document Number: 05-14510
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
We (MSHA) are proposing to revise our existing health standards for asbestos exposure at metal and nonmetal mines, surface coal mines, and surface areas of underground coal mines. The proposed rule would reduce the full-shift permissible exposure limit and the excursion limit for airborne asbestos fibers, and make several nonsubstantive changes to add clarity to the standard. Exposure to asbestos has been associated with lung and other cancers, mesotheliomas, and asbestosis. This proposed rule would help assure that fewer miners who work in an environment where asbestos is present would suffer material impairment of health or functional capacity over their working lifetime.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-14903
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-28
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: Notice of Controversion of Right to Compensation (LS-207). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Combating Exploitive Child Labor Through Education in Pakistan
Document Number: 05-14711
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-26
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 in Pakistan. Projects funded under this solicitation will provide educational and training opportunities to children as a means of removing and/or preventing them from engaging in exploitive work or the worst forms of child labor, as defined by ILO Convention 182. The activities funded will complement and expand upon existing projects and programs to improve basic education in Pakistan. Applications must respond to the entire Statement of Work outlined in this solicitation. In Pakistan, activities under these cooperative agreements will provide the direct delivery of quality basic education to working children and those at risk of entering work, and will result in their enrollment, persistence, and completion of an education or training program.
Regulations Implementing the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and Related Statutes
Document Number: 05-14530
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-26
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
This final rule requires each insurance carrier authorized to write insurance under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and its extensions (the Defense Base Act; the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act; the Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act; and the District of Columbia Workmen's Compensation Act) to demonstrate to the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) that its LHWCA obligations are sufficiently secured and, if necessary, to deposit security in an amount set by OWCP. This procedure will ensure the prompt and continued payment of compensation and medical benefits to injured workers and help protect the Longshore special fund's assets from consequences flowing from insurance carrier insolvencies. In addition, the rule conforms, where appropriate, the rules governing OWCP's authorization of employers as self-insurers to the provisions governing carrier security deposits.
Request for Certification of Compliance-Rural Industrialization Loan and Grant Program
Document Number: E5-3939
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-25
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: Lakewood Truckers Paradise, Inc., Halifax, North Carolina. Principal Product: The loan, guarantee, or grant applicant has plans to convert an existing truck stop with facilities for the sale of gasoline and diesel fuel, repair and maintenance of trucks, and a restaurant, to a Petro truck stop franchise, which will operate such facilities, along with a convenience store that will be added to the site. The NAICS industry code for this enterprise is 447110 (gasoline stations with convenience stores).
Request for Information on Efforts By Certain Countries To Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labor
Document Number: 05-14566
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-25
Agency: Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Department of Labor
This notice is a request for information for use by the Department of Labor in preparation of an annual report on certain trade beneficiary countries' implementation of international commitments to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. This will be the fifth such report by the Department of Labor under the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (TDA).
Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-14544
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-22
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 Standard on Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels (29 CFR 1910.177).
Telecommunications (Training Certification Record); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-14539
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirement contained in its Standard on Telecommunications (Training Certification Records) (29 CFR 1910.268(c)).
Shipyard Employment Standards; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-14538
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-22
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 Shipyard Employment Standards (29 CFR 1915.113(b)(1) and 29 CFR 1915.172(d)).
Inorganic Arsenic Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-14537
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-22
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 Inorganic Arsenic Standard.
Unemployment Compensation-Eligibility
Document Number: 05-14384
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department) is proposing this rule to implement the requirements of the Social Security Act (SSA) and the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) that limit a state's payment of unemployment compensation (UC) only to individuals who are able and available (A&A) for work. This rule would apply to all state UC laws and programs.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-14410
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-14383
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-21
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: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements, Supply and Service. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this notice.
Menasha Packaging Company, Otsego Mill, Otsego, MI; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3844
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E5-3843
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Hilltop Cedar, St. Maries, ID; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3842
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E5-3840
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Dorby Frocks, New York, NY; Dismissal of Application for Reconsideration
Document Number: E5-3839
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: 05-14197
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker (MSFW) Monitoring Report and One-Stop Career Center Complaint/Referral Record: Comments
Document Number: E5-3813
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-19
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 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 Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed three year extension of the Services to Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers Report, ETA Form 5148, and the One-Stop Career Center Complaint/Referral Record, ETA Form 8429 from the current end date of September 30, 2005 to new end date of September 30, 2008.
Minimum Wages for Federal and Federally Assisted Construction; General Wage Determination Decisions
Document Number: 05-14180
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Employment Standards Administration; Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration
Information Regarding the Transfer of Temporary Program Cases to the Atlanta and Chicago National Processing Centers, the Processing Locations for Foreign Labor Certification Applications Filed With State Workforce Agencies and the Department of Labor, and the Filing of Applications for Certification Under the E-3 Worker Visa Program
Document Number: 05-14120
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is issuing this notice to clarify the locations where applications may be filed and are being processed, respectively, for the permanent labor certification and major temporary foreign labor certification programs administered by ETA's Division of Foreign Labor Certification; to clarify key procedures within each program that may be impacted by ETA's transition from region-based to center-based review; and to provide initial guidance for employers filing applications for certification under the new E-3 worker visa program for Australian professionals seeking to temporarily work in the United States. Recent reforms in several of these programs, as well as the streamlining and centralization of operations and filing procedures to better serve the needs of stakeholders, have required periodic changes to filing locations. This notice describes and further clarifies current filing requirements for each major program. A chart attached to this notice provides users with a convenient, one-stop reference on program-specific filing requirements. This chart will be updated and published in the Federal Register and posted on DOL's Web site.
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: 05-14106
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-19
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-14023
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
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 new collection of the ``Current Population Survey (CPS) Disability Questions Test,'' to be conducted in February 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-14022
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
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 the proposed continued collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) [44 U.S.C. 3506C(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. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans Nominations for Vacancies
Document Number: 05-14021
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Performance of Functions; Claims for Compensation Under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as Amended
Document Number: 05-14020
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Workers' Compensation Programs Office
The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) is announcing that a revision of a currently approved collection of information has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as amended. This notice announces both the OMB approval number and expiration date for this collection of information.
Kulicke and Soffa Industries, San Jose, CA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3768
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
IBM OS Systems Support, Royston, GA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3767
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Top Ride Fashion, South El Monte, CA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3766
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Plymouth Rubber Co. Inc., Canton, MA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3765
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Traverse Precision, Inc., Williamsburg, MI; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3764
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Premier Refractories Snow Show, PA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3761
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Lund Boat Company, New York Mills, MN; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3759
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Minimum Wages for Federal and Federally Assisted Construction; General Wage Determination Decisions
Document Number: 05-13703
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Employment Standards Administration; Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration
Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E5-3749
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E5-3748
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Ingram Micro, Santa Ana, CA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3744
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
J.E. Morgan Knitting Mills (Sara Lee) Tamaqua, PA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E5-3741
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Lawson-Hemphill Sales, Inc., Spartanburg, SC; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: E5-3738
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor