Department of Labor 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-25371
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Advanced Electronics, Inc., Boston, MA; Notice of Negative Determination on Remand
Document Number: E7-25362
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Request for Nominations
Document Number: E7-25144
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA intends to recharter the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH), which expires on June 26, 2008. 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 Shipyard Employment. 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; national standards setting groups; and academia. OSHA invites persons interested in serving on MACOSH to submit their names for consideration for committee membership.
Office of the Solicitor; Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Equal Access to Justice Act
Document Number: E7-25120
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-27
Agency: 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. 3505(c)(2)(A)]. The 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 the collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently the Office of the Solicitor is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection request (ICR) for applications to obtain awards in administrative proceedings subject to the Equal Access to Justice Act.
Fee Adjustment for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Mining Products
Document Number: E7-25079
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This notice describes MSHA's revised fee schedule for testing, evaluating, and approving mining products as permitted by 30 CFR 5.50. MSHA charges applicants a fee to cover its costs associated with testing and evaluating equipment and materials manufactured for use in the mining industry. The new fee schedule, effective January 1, 2008, is based on MSHA's direct and indirect costs for providing services during fiscal year (FY) 2007.
Notice of Procedural Guidelines for the Development and Maintenance of the List of Goods From Countries Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor; Request for Information
Document Number: E7-25036
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
This notice sets forth final procedural guidelines (``Guidelines'') for the development and maintenance of a list of goods from countries that the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (``ILAB'') has reason to believe are produced by child labor or forced labor in violation of international standards (``List''). The Guidelines establish the process for public submission of information, and the evaluation and reporting process to be used by the U.S. Department of Labor's (``DOL'') Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (``Office'') in maintaining and updating the List. DOL is required to develop and make available to the public the List pursuant to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005. This notice also requests information on the use of child labor and/or forced labor in the production of goods internationally, as well as information on government, industry, or third-party actions and initiatives to address these problems. This information will be used by DOL as appropriate in developing the initial List.
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-25021
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-24995
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-27
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 revision of the ``Current Population Survey (CPS).'' 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.
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-24904
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Abbreviated Bitrex® Qualitative Fit-Testing Protocol
Document Number: E7-24792
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is proposing to include the protocol for the abbreviated Bitrex[supreg] qualitative fit test (``ABQLFT'') in its Respiratory Protection Standard; the proposed protocol would apply to employers in general industry, shipyard employment, and the construction industry. The proposed ABQLFT protocol consists of seven exercises described in the existing Bitrex[supreg] qualitative fit-testing protocol specified in OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard. However, each of the exercises in the proposed ABQLFT protocol lasts 15 seconds, compared to 60 seconds for exercises in the existing Bitrex[supreg] qualitative fit-testing protocol. This proposal describes the test sensitivity, predictive value of a pass, test specificity, and predictive value of a fail for the ABQLFT protocol, and requests the public to comment on whether this evidence supports OSHA including the ABQLFT in the Respiratory Protection Standard.
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-24810
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Suspension of Benefits
Document Number: E7-24809
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
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). 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 Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments concerning the extension without change of the information collection request (ICR) included in the suspension of pension benefits regulation issued pursuant to the authority of section 203(a)(3)(B) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), which governs the circumstances under which pension plans may suspend pension benefit payments to retirees who return to work, or of participants who continue to work beyond normal retirement age (29 CFR 2530.203-3). 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.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations: Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption T88-1
Document Number: E7-24808
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
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 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 Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments concerning the extension of a currently approved collection of information, Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption T88- 1. 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.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 98-54-Foreign Exchange Transactions Executed Pursuant to Standing Instructions
Document Number: E7-24807
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
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). 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 Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the information collection provisions of Prohibited Transaction Exemption 98-54 (PTE 98-54). A copy of the information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual shown in the Addresses section of this notice.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations: Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 96-62
Document Number: E7-24806
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
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 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 Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments concerning the extension of a currently approved collection of information, Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 96-62. 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.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 81-8
Document Number: E7-24804
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
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 other 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 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 Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of a currently approved collection of information, Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 81-8 on investment of plan assets in certain types of short- term investments. 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.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 77-4
Document Number: E7-24803
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
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). 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 Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of a currently approved collection of information, Class Exemption 77-4 for certain transactions between investment companies and employee benefit plans. 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.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program
Document Number: E7-24802
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
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/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). 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 Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of a currently approved collection of information included in the Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-24777
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Fire Extinguishers in Underground Coal Mines
Document Number: E7-24747
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), is proposing to amend the current standard for the quantity and location of firefighting equipment and materials underground to ensure that they are readily available to quickly extinguish a fire. In lieu of the current requirements for rock dust and other firefighting materials, this proposed rule would allow the use of portable fire extinguishers in working sections of underground anthracite coal mines that have no electrical equipment at the face and produce less than 300 tons of coal per shift. The rule also would require an additional fire extinguisher in lieu of rock dust at temporary electrical installations in all underground coal mines.
Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Examinations & Testing of Electrical Equipment Including Exam, Testing, and Maintenance of High Voltage Longwalls
Document Number: E7-24692
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
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 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.
General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment
Document Number: E7-24073
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA proposes to revise the standards on general working conditions in shipyard employment. The proposed revisions would update existing requirements to reflect advances in industry practices and technology. The proposal also would cross reference general industry standards either that are already applicable to shipyard employment or that OSHA intends to apply. Finally, OSHA proposes to add provisions that would provide protection from hazards not addressed by existing standards, including provisions on the control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout).
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 07-6094
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This is a correction to a petition for modification notice that was published in the Federal Register on December 3, 2007 (72 FR 67970), for Affirmative Decisions on Petitions for Modification. In the notice we inadvertently listed the petition for modification, docket number M-2005-079-C, RS&W Coal Company, RS&W Drift Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36-01818, as a granted petition. This petition for modification has not been granted.
Cuno, Inc., Meriden, CT and Enfield, CT; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-24546
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Thermo Pressed Laminates Klamath Falls, OR; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-24545
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Computer Sciences Corporation, Dallas, Texas; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-24544
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Vaisala, Inc./Tucson Operations, Tucson, Arizona; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-24538
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Wolverine Tube, Booneville, Mississippi; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-24536
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Civil Penalties Under ERISA Section 502(c)(4)
Document Number: E7-24386
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a proposed regulation that, upon adoption, would establish procedures relating to the assessment of civil penalties by the Department of Labor under section 502(c)(4) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act). The regulation is necessary to reflect recent amendments to section 502(c)(4) by the Pension Protection Act of 2006, under which the Secretary of Labor is granted authority to assess civil penalties not to exceed $1,000 per day for each violation of section 101(j), (k), or (l), or section 514(e)(3) of ERISA. The regulation would affect employee benefit plans, plan administrators and sponsors, fiduciaries, as well as participants, beneficiaries, employee representatives, and certain employers.
Sealing of Abandoned Areas
Document Number: 07-6128
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is reopening the comment period for the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on sealing of abandoned areas of underground coal mines to provide commenters time to review and submit comments on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Draft Report ``CFD [Computational Fluid Dynamics] Study and Structural Analysis of the Sago Mine Accident'' (Report).
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E7-24488
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-18
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration
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 its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Notice of Recurrences (CA-2a). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Workforce Investment Act; Native American Employment and Training Council
Document Number: E7-24487
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to section 10 (a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Public Law 92-463), as amended, and section 166 (h)(4) of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) [29 U.S.C. 2911(h)(4)], notice is hereby given of the next meeting of the Native American Employment and Training Council (NAETC), as constituted under WIA. Time and Date: The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Tuesday, January 8, 2008, and continue until 4:45 p.m. that day. The meeting will reconvene at 9 a.m. EST on Wednesday, January 9, 2008, and adjourn at approximately 4:45 p.m. on that day. The period from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on January 9, 2008, will be reserved for participation and presentations by members of the public. Place: All sessions will be held at the United States Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N3437-A, B, and C, Washington, DC 20210. Status: The meeting will be open to the public. Members of the public not present may submit a written statement on or before December 28, 2007, to be included in the record of the meeting. Statements are to be submitted to Mr. Craig Lewis, Designated Federal Official (DFO), U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room S-4209, Washington, DC 20210. Members of the public not present may also participate in the public comment period by conference call. The number to call is (888) 790-3107 and the participant pass code is: 6858974. A conference monitor will facilitate calls to the meeting. Members of the public who will be in attendance should call Mr. Craig Lewis at (202) 693-3384 at least two business days before the meeting so a representative can be scheduled to clear entrance to the facility. Persons who need special accommodations should contact Mr. Craig Lewis at (202) 693-3384 at least two business days before the meeting. Matters To Be Considered: The formal agenda will focus on the following topics: (1) U.S. Department of Labor Update; (2) The Employment and Training Administration's Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development Initiative; (3) Indian and Native American Program Update; (4) Program Year 2006 Performance; (5) Fiscal Year 09 Funding; (6) Solicitation for Grant Application Update; (7) Technical Assistance Process; (8) Two Year Planning Guidance; (9) Workgroup Reports; and (10) Council Recommendations.
Prohibited Transaction Exemption 2007-17; Grant of Individual Exemptions Involving; D-11390, BSC Services Corp. 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan (the Plan), PTE 2007-17; D-11402 and D-11403, Owens Corning Savings Plan and Owens Corning Savings and Security Plan (Collectively, the Plans), PTE 2007-18; D-11405, Middleburg Trust Company (Middleburg), PTE 2007-19; D-11420, BlackRock, Inc (BlackRock), and Merrill Lynch & Co. (Merrill Lynch) (Collectively, the Applicants), PTE 2007-20; D-11441, Gastroenterology and Oncology Associates, P.A. (the Plan), 2007-21
Document Number: E7-24313
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-17
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 (ERISA or 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.
Meeting Notice, Work Group Meetings and Appointment of Committee Members for the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
Document Number: E7-24256
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announces ACCSH membership, including representation categories and terms; work group meetings January 23, 2008; and a full committee meeting on January 24-25, 2008. ACCSH is meeting to address construction safety and health issues.
Construction Standards on Posting Emergency Telephone Numbers and Floor Load Limits; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E7-24210
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified by the Construction Standards on Posting Emergency Telephone Numbers and Floor Load Limits (paragraph (f) of Sec. 1926.50 and paragraph (a)(2) of Sec. 1926.250, respectively).
Underground Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E7-24209
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Underground Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926.800).
Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards
Document Number: E7-24182
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the Agency is proposing to remove several references to consensus standards that have requirements that duplicate or are comparable to other OSHA rules; this rulemaking also includes correcting a paragraph citation in one these OSHA rules. In addition, the Agency is proposing to remove the reference to American Welding Society standard A3.0-1969 (``Terms and Definitions'') in its general-industry welding standards. OSHA also is publishing a direct final rule in today's Federal Register taking these same actions. This NPRM is the companion document to the direct final rule. This rulemaking is a continuation of OSHA's ongoing effort to update references to consensus and industry standards used throughout its rules.