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

Cranes and Derricks in Construction; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E7-14714
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
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 Construction Standard on Cranes and Derricks (29 CFR 1926.550). The Standard is designed to protect employees who work with, or in the vicinity of, cranes or derricks.
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-14349
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Ionizing Radiation Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E7-14531
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
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 specified in the Ionizing Radiation Standard (29 CFR 1910.1096). The information collection requirements contained in the Ionizing Radiation Standard protects employees from the adverse health effects that may result from occupational exposure to ionizing radiation, including tissue damage and cancer.
Proposed Collection for the Benefits, Timeliness, and Quality Data Collection System; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-14519
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Employment and Training 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 and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the Benefits Timeliness and Quality (BTQ) data collection system, which is part of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Performs measurement system. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice or by accessing: http://www.doleta.gov/OMBCN/ OMBControlNumber.cfm.
Bloodborne Pathogens Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E7-14516
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
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 Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030). The information collection requirements specified in the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard provides employers and employees with means to provide protection from adverse health effects associated with occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Nominations for Vacancies
Document Number: E7-14469
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Affirmative Decisions on Petitions for Modification Granted in Whole or in Part
Document Number: E7-14445
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
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.
Tyco Electronics Corporation; Reading, PA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-14422
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Hoffman Industries, Inc., Sinking Spring, PA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-14421
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Continental Structural Plastics, Petoskey, MI; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: E7-14420
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Alcraft, Pawtucket, RI; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-14414
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants
Document Number: E7-14365
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), is making $500,000 available in grant funds for educational and training programs to help identify, avoid, and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around mines. The focus of these grants will be on training and training materials for mine rescue and mine emergency preparedness in underground coal mines. Applicants for the grants may be States and nonprofit (private and public) entities. MSHA could award as many as 10 separate grants with a 12-month period of performance. The amount of each individual grant will be at least $50,000. This notice contains all of the necessary information needed to apply for grant funding.
Concrete and Masonry Construction; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E7-14256
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the Information Collection requirements contained in the Standard on Concrete and Masonry Construction (29 CFR part 1926, subpart Q). This Subpart protects employees who construct, erect, brace, maintain, remove, or perform similar tasks on concrete or masonry structures.
Bell Sponging Co., Inc., Allentown, PA; Dismissal of Application for Reconsideration
Document Number: E7-14232
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Webb Furniture Plant #1, Galax, VA; Dismissal of Application for Reconsideration
Document Number: E7-14231
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Entronix, Inc., Rogers, MN; Entronix, Inc., Eveleth, MN; Dismissal of Application for Reconsideration
Document Number: E7-14230
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Lexington Furniture Industries Plant No. 1, Lexington, NC; Dismissal of Application for Reconsideration
Document Number: E7-14228
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Convergys Information Management Group, Wilkes-Barre, PA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-14226
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Victor Forstmann, Inc., East Dublin, GA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-14225
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
C-Tech Industries; Calumet, MI; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-14224
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Prelude Foam Products, Inc., Thomasville, NC; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-14218
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Combating Exploitive Child Labor Through Education in Bolivia, Cambodia, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Morocco, the Philippines, Togo, and Uganda Amendment
Document Number: E7-14129
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-23
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
On June 14, 2007, the Department of Labor published a Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Cooperative Agreement Applications. That document, appearing in the Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 114, on pages 32869 to 32914, is hereby amended.
Research on Children Working in the Carpet Industry of India, Nepal and Pakistan Amendment
Document Number: E7-14128
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-23
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
On June 21, 2007, the Department of Labor published a Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Cooperative Agreement Applications. That document, appearing in the Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 119, on pages 34279 to 34299, is hereby amended.
Electrical Standard; Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E7-14113
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is announcing that the collection of information requirements contained in the Design Safety Standards for Electrical Systems of 29 CFR Part 1910.302 through 1910.308 and 1910.399, Subpart S, have been approved by OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The OMB approval number is 1218-0256.
Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E7-14110
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-23
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 Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment Standard (29 CFR 1915.501- 1915.509).
Welding, Cutting and Brazing Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E7-14109
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the Information Collection requirement contained in the Welding, Cutting and Brazing Standard (29 CFR 1910.255(e)). The information collected is used by employers and employees whenever welding, cutting and brazing are performed. The purpose of the information is to ensure that employers evaluate hazards associated with welding and ensure that adequate measures are taken to make the process safe.
National Technical Assistance and Research Center To Promote Leadership for Employment and Economic Independence for Adults With Disabilities; Solicitation for Cooperative Agreement
Document Number: E7-14074
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-20
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 $2.35 million to fund a cooperative agreement to establish a National Technical Assistance and Research Center to Promote Leadership for Increasing Employment and Economic Independence for Adults with Disabilities with a 24-month period of performance. In addition, this initiative may be funded for up to three (3) additional option years depending on performance, identified need, and the availability of future funding. This National Technical Assistance and Research Center will focus on building leadership capacity at the Federal, State, and local levels to increase employment and economic self-sufficiency for adults with disabilities. ODEP is also funding a technical assistance and research center focusing on youth with disabilities through a separate competition. Seventeen years after enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), there is no barrier more challenging to the realization of the American dream for citizens with disabilities than unemployment and its resulting poverty, which precludes meaningful community participation. Multiple demonstrations have documented that people with barriers to employment resulting from a disability can become successfully employed with appropriate supports and the customization of employment responsibilities. With Federal investment of millions of dollars into such research and demonstrations, valuable data and successful practices have emerged. But their findings are not widely disseminated or utilized, and their impact on policy and practice within states is too often not evident. In recognition of this fact, over the last decade, the Federal Government has taken proactive steps to increase employment and otherwise resolve barriers to employment for adults with disabilities. Multiple Executive Orders have been issued focusing on employment and disability (such as Executive Order 13078: Increasing Employment of Adults With Disabilities, 1998), and on increasing the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to become qualified Federal employees (Executive Order 13163, Increasing the Opportunity for Individuals With Disabilities To Be Employed in the Federal Government, 2000). The Federal Government has also required Federal agencies to establish procedures providing reasonable accommodation of work-related disabilities (Executive Order 13164, Requiring Federal Agencies To Establish Procedures To Facilitate the Provision of Reasonable Accommodation, 2000) and to increase community-based alternatives for individuals with disabilities (Executive Order 13217, Community-Based Alternatives for Individuals With Disabilities, 2001). These Executive Orders are in addition to laws prohibiting discrimination in employment under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title I of the ADA. Further, the New Freedom Initiative, established in 2001 by President George W. Bush, brought heightened focus to and action in disability policy throughout the Federal sector across numerous areas, including employment. Yet despite these multiple efforts, employment outcomes for adults with disabilities are still far below that of the general adult population. The U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey in 2005 estimated that among the more than 21 million people with disabilities aged 16-64, only 8.5 million, or 37.5 percent, were employed (http:// www.disabilitystatistics.org, downloaded 5/15/07). Of the people with disabilities employed aged 16-64, 49.9 percent of men with disabilities are employed as opposed to 80.9 percent of working-age men without a disability. For women of working age, 34.2 percent of women with disabilities are employed, compared with 68.3 percent of women without disabilities. Not surprisingly, the poverty rate among people with disabilities from 16 to 64 years old was 24.6 percent, almost triple the rate for those without disabilities (9.3 percent). Effectively addressing the complex and significant barriers to employment and economic self-sufficiency faced by adults with disabilities requires the use of multiple strategies and the active involvement of many stakeholders, including Federal, State and local governments, non-governmental organizations, financial institutions, consumers, and employers. To address this situation, ODEP is funding a national technical assistance and research center (the Center) to build capacity within and across both generic and disability-specific service-delivery systems to provide transformational leadership in service to adults with disabilities, and thus increase their employment and economic self-sufficiency. The Center will conduct research, develop and disseminate information, and provide technical assistance and training in five targeted goal areas defined in this solicitation. These goal areas have been identified through six years of ODEP research as critical leadership areas for improving systems capacity to effectively serve adults with disabilities and increase their employment and economic self-sufficiency. These targeted goal areas include the following: 1. Increasing partnership and collaboration among and across generic and disability-specific systems that provide employment or employment-support services. This partnership and collaboration should produce more effective and efficient services through leveraging resources and funding across multiple systems. 2. Increasing use of self-direction in service and integration of funding among and across cross-generic and disability-specific systems, including the blending and braiding of resources and funding across systems and programs, and the use of self-directed accounts providing choice and control to the individual job seeker. 3. Increasing economic self-sufficiency through leveraging relevant generic and disability-specific tax incentives, financial education, social security work incentives, benefits planning, and other strategies for enhancing profitable employment resulting in the ability of people with disabilities to accrue assets and resources through employment. 4. Increasing the use of universal design as the framework for the organization of employment policy and the implementation of employment services. 5. Increasing the use of customized and other forms of flexible work options for individuals with disabilities and others with complex barriers to employment. In addition, the Center will provide rapid response on request to ODEP in areas related to employment and disability, and otherwise support ODEP as requested in its efforts to develop policy recommendations for increasing employment and economic self-sufficiency for adults with disabilities. In meeting each goal area, applicants must provide information on strategies they will undertake for advancing knowledge development and utilization, including describing specific research and technical assistance and training activities. In addition, applicants must describe how they will effectively disseminate policy knowledge, research findings, and successful practices through and within various networks of State and local systems' personnel, particularly leadership personnel, and other relevant stakeholder communities (including, but not limited to consumers, employers, and providers of employment and asset development services). They should also describe how they will encourage and monitor the translation and utilization of such knowledge, research, and successful practices.
OSHA Training Institute Education Center; Notice of Competition and Request for Applications
Document Number: E7-14049
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducts short-term technical training in occupational safety and health topics through the OSHA Training Institute in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The number of requests for training from private sector personnel and federal personnel from agencies other than OSHA increased beyond the capacity of the OSHA Training Institute to meet the demand. In October 1992, OSHA began the program of using other training and educational institutions to conduct select OSHA Training Institute courses for private sector personnel and for federal personnel from agencies other than OSHA. Additional information regarding the OTI Education Center Program background, including a complete list of current organizations and course offerings, can be found on the OSHA Web site at: http://www.osha.gov/fso/ote/training/edcenters/index.html. This notice announces the opportunity for interested nonprofit organizations to submit applications to become an OSHA Training Institute Education Center. Applications will be rated on a competitive basis. Complete application instructions are contained in this notice. This notice also contains information on a proposal conference designed to provide potential applicants with information about the OSHA Training Institute Education Center Program.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-14041
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-20
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), 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: Applications to Employ Special Industrial Homeworkers and Workers with Disabilities (Forms WH- 2, WH-226 and WH-226A). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-14040
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-20
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: Report of Construction Contractor's Wage Rates (WD-10). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-14039
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-20
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 extension of the information collection requirements of the collection: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Complaint Form (CC-4). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E7-13921
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-18
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: E7-13876
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-18
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Vytech Industries, Inc., Elkhart, IN; Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance; Correction
Document Number: E7-13875
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register on July 9, 2007, titled Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance. The Department is issuing a restructured paragraph for clarification purposes.
Explosives
Document Number: E7-13925
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
On April 13, 2007, the U.S. Department of Labor published a proposed rule entitled Explosives with a comment period that ended 7/ 12/2007. On July 9, 2007, the comment period was extended to 9/10/2007. At this time the U.S. Department of Labor is closing the comment period effective July 17, 2007. The Department intends to re-propose the Explosives NPRM at a later date in order to clarify the intent of the rulemaking.
The Apparel Group, Foxcroft Sportswear Division, Fall River, MA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-13788
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
TMP Directional Marketing, LLC Graphics Division, Fort Wayne, IN; Dismissal of Application for Reconsideration
Document Number: E7-13787
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor