Department of Labor May 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E7-10442
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and 30 CFR Part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. This notice is a summary of petitions for modification filed by the parties listed below to modify the application of existing mandatory safety standards published in Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-10362
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: E7-10353
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
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 on a new data collection for the High Growth Job Training Initiative (HGJTI) and Community-Based Job Training (CBJT) programs. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the Addressee section of this notice or at this Web site: http://www.doleta.gov/ OMBCN/OMBControlNumber.cfm
The Troxel Company; West Point, MS; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-10312
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Cinram Manufacturing, LLC; Olyphant, PA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-10311
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
DeRoyal Textiles, Inc.; Yarn Plant; Camden, SC; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-10309
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Overhead and Gantry Cranes; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E7-10290
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
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 its Standard on Overhead and Gantry Cranes (29 CFR 1910.179).
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-10289
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Veterans' Employment and Training Service; Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 Stand Down Grant Requests
Document Number: E7-10258
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service
The Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) continues to support local Stand Down events that assist homeless veterans and is now accepting applications for Stand Down grant awards. A Stand Down is an event held in a local community where homeless veterans are provided with a wide variety of social services. Under this FY 2007 announcement, VETS anticipates that up to $300,000 will be available for grant awards up to a maximum of $10,000 per event. However, if the event is held for one (1) day, the maximum amount is $7,000. VETS expects to award approximately thirty-seven (37) grants. Applications for Stand Down funds will be accepted from State Workforce Agencies and State and local Workforce Investment Boards, Veterans Service Organizations (VSO), local public agencies, and non-profit organizations, including community and faith-based organizations. VETS is not authorized to award these grant funds to organizations that are registered with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a 501 (c) (4) organization.
Student Data Form; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E7-9943
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Student Data Form.
Notice of Affirmative Decisions on Petitions for Modification Granted in Whole or in Part
Document Number: E7-10077
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) enforces mine operator compliance with mandatory safety and health standards that protect miners and improve safety and health conditions in U.S. Mines. This Federal Register Notice (FR Notice) notifies the public that it has investigated and issued a final decision on certain mine operator petitions to modify a safety standard.
Hartz & Company, HL Hartz & Sons, New York, NY; Notice of Revised Determination on Reopening
Document Number: E7-10016
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
O'Bryan Brothers, Inc., Leon, IA; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: E7-10013
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Public Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA)
Document Number: E7-9920
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463; 5 U.S.C. APP. 1), notice is hereby given of an open meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA). Time and Date: The meeting will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2007, and continue until approximately 5 p.m. The meeting will reconvene at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2007, and adjourn at approximately 5 p.m. Place: Holiday Inn on The Hill, 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20001, (202) 638-1616. The agenda is subject to change due to time constraints and priority items which may come before the Committee between the time of this publication and the scheduled date of the ACA meeting.
Appointments to the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA)
Document Number: E7-9919
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration hereby announces the appointment of 32 members to fill vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA), an advisory board to the Secretary. The ACA, which is authorized by Section 2 of the National Apprenticeship Act (29 U.S.C. 50), complies with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C., App.). The Committee will be an effective instrument for providing assistance, advice, and counsel to the Secretary of Labor and the Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration in the development and implementation of Administration policies and programs regarding apprenticeship. Members are appointed for one-year or two-year terms. The membership of the Committee shall include equal representation of employers, labor organizations, and the public. The National Association of State and Territorial Apprenticeship Directors (NASTAD) and the National Association of Government Labor Officials (NAGLO) will both be represented by their current President on the public group of the Committee. The Secretary shall appoint one of the public members as Chairperson of the Advisory Committee.
Bureau of International Labor Affairs; National Advisory Committee for Labor Provisions of U.S. Free Trade Agreements
Document Number: E7-9778
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC), and the Labor Provisions of U.S. Free Trade Agreements, the Secretary of Labor has determined that the renewal of the charter of the National Advisory Committee for Labor Provisions of U.S. Free Trade Agreements is necessary and in the public interest. The committee shall provide its views to the Secretary of Labor through the Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the U.S. Department of Labor, which is the point of contact for the NAALC and the Labor Provisions of U.S. Free Trade Agreements. The committee is to be comprised of twelve members, four representing the labor community, four representing the business community, and four representing the public. Purpose: In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Article 17 of the NAALC, Article 17.4 of the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, Article 18.4 of the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement, Article 18.4 of the United States- Australia Free Trade Agreement, Article 16.4 of the United States- Morocco Free Trade Agreement, Article 16.4 of the Central America- Dominican Republic-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), and Article 15.4 of the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement, the Secretary of Labor has determined that the renewal of the charter of the National Advisory Committee for Labor Provisions of U.S. Free Trade Agreements is necessary and in the public interest. The Bureau of International Labor Affairs is the point of contact within the U.S. Department of Labor for the NAALC and the labor provisions of the United States-Singapore, United States-Chile, United States-Australia Free Trade Agreements, United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement, the Central America-Dominican Republic-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), and the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement. The committee shall provide its views to the Secretary of Labor through the Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the U.S. Department of Labor on the implementation of the NAALC and the labor chapters of the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement, the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement, United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement, the Central America-Dominican Republic-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), and the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement. The committee may be asked to provide advice on labor provisions of other free trade agreements to which the United States may be a party or become a party. The committee should provide advice on issues within the scope of the NAALC and the labor provisions of the free trade agreements, including cooperative activities and the labor cooperation mechanism of each free trade agreement as established in the labor provisions and the corresponding annexes. The committee may provide advice on these and other matters as they arise in the course of administering the NAALC and the labor provisions of other free trade agreements to which the United States may be a party or become a party. The committee is to be comprised of twelve members, four representing the labor community, four representing the business community, and four representing the public. Unless already employees of the United States Government, none of these members shall be deemed to be employees of the United States Government.
Sealing of Abandoned Areas
Document Number: 07-2535
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is issuing an emergency temporary standard (ETS) under section 101(b) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 in response to the grave danger that miners face when underground seals separating abandoned areas from active workings fail. MSHA has concluded from its investigations of mine explosions that occurred and other recent reports, that additional immediate action is necessary to protect miners. This ETS includes requirements to strengthen the design, the construction, the maintenance, and the repair of seals, as well as requirements for sampling and controlling atmospheres behind seals. It also increases the level of overpressure for new seals, thus implementing the requirements of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act of 2006.
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9694
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
YouthBuild; Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA); SGA/DFA-PY 06-08 Amendment No. 1
Document Number: E7-9654
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register of April 26, 2007, announcing the availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications for YouthBuild Grants to provide disadvantaged youth with the education and employment skills for meaningful work and service to their communities. The document is hereby amended.
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9564
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9562
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed revision of the ``National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997.'' A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
Bayer Clothing Group, Target Sales Corp., Frisco, TX; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-9474
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Personal Protective Equipment
Document Number: E7-9315
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is proposing to revise the personal protective equipment (PPE) sections of its general industry, shipyard employment, longshoring, and marine terminals standards regarding the use of eye and face protective devices, head protection, and foot protection. OSHA is proposing to replace the existing references to specific consensus standards with performance language requiring PPE to be constructed in accordance with good design standards. The proposed revision includes guidance for determining what is a good design standard. In addition, OSHA is proposing to add non-mandatory appendices that list standards that constitute good design standards as used in the requirement. OSHA is also proposing to delete a paragraph in its ventilation standard that requires safety shoes to comply with a specific American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard, and another paragraph in in its welding, cutting and brazing standard that requires filter lenses and plates in eye protective equipment to meet a test for transmission of radiant energy prescribed in another specific ANSI standard. In proposing to delete these paragraphs, OSHA intends for this safety equipment to comply with the applicable PPE design provisions in Subpart I of the general industry standards. These proposed revisions are a continuation of OSHA's effort to update or remove references to specific consensus and industry standards located throughout the Agency's standards.
Labor Certification for the Permanent Employment of Aliens in the United States; Reducing the Incentives and Opportunities for Fraud and Abuse and Enhancing Program Integrity
Document Number: E7-9250
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL or Department) is amending its regulations to enhance program integrity and reduce the incentives and opportunities for fraud and abuse related to the permanent employment of aliens in the United States. This Final Rule includes several major provisions. It prohibits the substitution of alien beneficiaries on permanent labor certification applications and resulting certifications. The Final Rule provides a 180-day validity period for approved labor certifications; employers will have 180 calendar days within which to file an approved permanent labor certification in support of a Form I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker (Form I-140 hereafter) with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The rule prohibits the sale, barter or purchase of permanent labor certifications and applications. In addition, this rule requires employers to pay the costs of preparing, filing and obtaining certification. An employer's transfer to the alien beneficiary of the employer's costs incurred in the labor certification or application process is strictly prohibited. The rule makes clear an alien may pay his or her own legitimate costs in the permanent labor certification process, including attorneys' fees for representation of the alien. The rule also reinforces existing law pertaining to the submission of fraudulent or false information and clarifies current DOL procedures for responding to incidents of possible fraud. Finally, the rule establishes procedures for debarment from the permanent labor certification program. Consistent with the proposed rule, the provisions in this Final Rule apply to permanent labor certification applications and approved certifications filed under both the Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) program regulation effective March 28, 2005, and prior regulations implementing the permanent labor certification program. This rule also clarifies the Department's ``no modifications'' policy for applications filed on or after March 28, 2005, under the new, streamlined PERM process.
Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9375
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the Annual Refiling Survey (ARS) forms. 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.
Special Industry Committee for All Industries in American Samoa; Appointment; Convention; Hearing
Document Number: E7-9425
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9291
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
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: Operator Response to Schedule for Submission of Additional Evidence (CM-2970) and Operator Response to Notice of Claim (CM-2970A). 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 of 1998 (WIA); Notice of Incentive Funding Availability for Program Year (PY) 2005 Performance; Correction
Document Number: E7-9262
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) published in the Federal Register on April 30, 2007, an announcement from the Department of Labor, in collaboration with the Department of Education, regarding which states are eligible to apply for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) (Pub. L. 105-220, 29 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.) incentive awards under WIA section 503. The April 30, 2007, announcement did not include the complete list of states; the list is now revised to include all eligible states.
Preparing Ex-Offenders for the Workplace Through Beneficiary-Choice Contracting; Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA)
Document Number: E7-9172
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register on April 16, 2007, announcing the availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications to address the specific workforce challenges of ex-offenders and produce positive outcomes with a particular focus on employment and reduced recidivism. The document is hereby amended.
National Technical Assistance Center on Transition and Employment for Youth With Disabilities; Solicitation for Cooperative Agreement
Document Number: E7-9117
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Disability Employment Policy Office
The U.S. Department of Labor (``DOL'' or ``Department''), Office of Disability Employment Policy (``ODEP'''), announces the availability of up to $1.7 million to fund a cooperative agreement to establish the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition and Employment for Youth with Disabilities with a 24-month period of performance. In addition, this initiative may be funded for up to three (3) additional option years at approximately $1,000,000 per year, depending on performance, identified need and the availability of future funding. Over the last 10 years, a number of federal and state efforts to improve access to transition planning and services to improve education, employment, and community living outcomes for youth with disabilities have emerged. As a result, there has been some improvement in indicators relevant to the successful transition of youth with disabilities, including increases in graduation rates, increases in enrollment in postsecondary education, and increases in the number of youth entering the workforce. While this progress is encouraging, education and employment outcomes for youth with disabilities continue to lag substantially behind that of their peers without disabilities. To address this situation, ODEP is funding a national technical assistance center to build capacity within and across both generic and disability-specific youth service delivery systems to help youth with disabilities successfully transition from high school to post-secondary education and/or employment in high-demand career areas. Effectively addressing the complex and significant barriers to employment faced by youth with disabilities transitioning into the adult world requires the use of multiple strategies and the active involvement of many stakeholders, including Federal, State and local governments, non- governmental organizations, and employers. This Center will conduct research, disseminate information, and provide technical assistance to a wide range of stakeholders on topics relevant to improving post-school outcomes for youth with disabilities including, but not limited to: Effective practices, such as the emerging use of individual learning or graduation plans, for aligning and improving the education and workforce development systems to better meet employer demand; Innovative service strategies which workforce development, and secondary and postsecondary programs and systems can utilize to better meet the needs of transitioning youth; Professional development strategies for practitioners who work with youth; and Effective models of multi-disciplinary interagency collaboration and systems coordination needed to support youth in achieving positive post-school outcomes through comprehensive service delivery consistent with the Guideposts for Success, see http:// www.dol.gov/odep/categories/youth/. The Guideposts for Success serves as a conceptual framework on improving transition outcomes for youth with disabilities.
Rayolite; Division of Pac-Tec Incorporated; Newark, OH; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-9111
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Medtronic Vascular; Santa Rosa, CA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-9108
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
E7-9106
Document Number: E7-9106
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration: Alan White Company Corporate Office, Stamps, Ar; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration, Employment and Training Administration
Alan White Company; Shannon, MS; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: E7-9105
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor