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

Schnadig Corporation, Montoursville, PA; Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration
Document Number: E7-19179
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
EGS Electrical Group, Sola/Hevi-Duty Division, Nashville, TN; Dismissal of Application for Reconsideration
Document Number: E7-19178
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Hartmann, Inc., Lebanon, TN; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-19176
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Availability of the Regulatory Flexibility Act Review of the Occupational Safety Standard for Lead in Construction
Document Number: E7-19096
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has completed a review of its Lead in Construction Standard pursuant to section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and Section 5 of Executive Order 12866 on Regulatory Planning and Review. OSHA issued its Lead in Construction Standard in 1993 pursuant to a statutory directive to protect construction workers from lead related diseases such as neurological and kidney disease and negative cardiovascular effects. The review found that the standard has reduced blood lead levels in construction workers thereby reducing lead-related disease. It also found that the standard has not had a negative economic impact on business, including small businesses in virtually all sectors affected, is not overly complex and does not conflict with other regulations. OSHA concludes it is necessary to retain the standard but will consider improving outreach materials and increasing their dissemination, and will consult with HUD and EPA about developing a unified training curriculum and further integrate initial assessment interpretations to reduce cost and simplify requirements for small businesses.
Request for Certification of Compliance-Rural Industrialization Loan and Grant Program
Document Number: E7-19045
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
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: North Star Beef, Inc./Buffalo Lake, Minnesota. Principal Product/Purpose: The loan, guarantee, or grant application is on behalf of a new business venture that plans to produce fresh wholesale beef (including kosher), frozen offal, and animal hides; create working capital; and, pay off existing debt. The NAICS industry code for this enterprise is: 311611 Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering.
Neilsen Manufacturing Incorporated, Salem, Oregon; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-19031
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Tubafor Mill, Inc., Also Known as TMI Forest Products, Morton, Washington; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-19030
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
KAC Holdings, D/B/A Kester, Des Plaines, IL; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-19029
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
ITT Marine & Leisure, Santa Ana, CA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-19024
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Occupational Exposure to Diacetyl and Food Flavorings Containing Diacetyl: Announcement of Stakeholder Meeting
Document Number: E7-19087
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) invites interested parties to participate in or observe an informal stakeholder meeting on Occupational Exposure to Diacetyl and Food Flavorings Containing Diacetyl. This meeting is a continuation of OSHA's information collection efforts on Diacetyl and Food Flavorings Containing Diacetyl.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E7-18854
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Employment Standards 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: Comparability of Current Work to Coal Mine Employment (CM-913). 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 Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E7-18853
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-25
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 its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Certification of Funeral Expenses (LS-265). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Community-Based Job Training Grants; Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) SGA/DFA-PY 07-01; Amendment Number 1
Document Number: E7-18826
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register of August 8, 2007, announcing the availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications for Community-Based Job Training Grants to support workforce training for high-growth/high-demand industries through the national system of community and technical colleges. This amendment will make changes to the August 8 document by removing the requirement that 50% of the grant funds must be spent on tuition in Section III Eligibility Information and Other Grant Specifications; updating the data required in the one- to three-page summary of projected outcomes in Section IV Application and Submission Information; replacing outcomes associated with the 50% requirement with new outcomes and clarifying and correcting the total number of points the section is worth in the Description of Outcomes section in Section V Application Review Information; and extending the closing date for the Solicitation to October 31, 2007.
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-18767
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Request for Certification of Compliance-Rural Industrialization Loan and Grant Program
Document Number: E7-18708
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-24
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: Hamley Land Company, LLC; Hamley Steakhouse, LLC; and, Hamley's, LLC/Pendleton, Oregon. Principal Product: The loan, guarantee, or grant application is for a mixed business project that plans to construct, through a real estate holding company, two new business ventures: A steakhouse, and a coffee, wine and gift shop while additionally expanding an existing retail facility. The NAICS industry codes for this enterprise are: 531120 Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings (except Miniwarehouses); 722110 Full-Service Restaurants; 722211 Limited-Service Restaurants; and, 448140 Family Clothing Stores.
G.E. Ravenna Lamp Plant, Ravenna, OH; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: E7-18617
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Medtronic, Inc., Cardiovascular Division, Santa Rosa, CA; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: E7-18616
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Mental Health Parity
Document Number: E7-18514
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-21
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 is 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. By this notice, the Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments on the extension of the information collection requests (ICRs) included in the Interim Rules for Mental Health Parity as published in the Federal Register on December 22, 1997 (62 FR 66931) (Interim Rules). OMB approved the two separate ICRs under OMB control numbers 1210-0105 and 1210-0106, which expire on January 31, 2008, and October 31, 2008, respectively. Copies of the ICRs may be obtained by contacting the office shown below in the addresses section of this notice.
Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH): Announcement of Meeting
Document Number: E7-18406
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) will meet October 11, 2007, in Washington, DC.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E7-18367
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-18
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.
Procedures for the Handling of Discrimination Complaints Under Federal Employee Protection Statutes; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E7-18314
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits comment concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements for handling of discrimination complaints under Federal Employee Protection Statutes contained in regulations at: 29 CFR Part 24, Procedures for the Handling of Discrimination Complaints under Federal Employee Protection Statutes; 29 CFR Part 1979, Procedures for Handling Discrimination Complaints Under Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century; 29 CFR Part 1980, Procedures for Handling of Discrimination Complaints Under Section 806 of the Corporate and Criminal Fraud Accountability Act of 2002, Title VIII of the Sarbanes- Oxley Act 2002; and 29 CFR Part 1981 Procedures for the Handling of Discrimination Complaints under Section 6 of the Pipeline Safety and Improvement Act of 2002 (i.e., These Regulations). These regulations set forth procedures employees must use to file a complaint with OSHA alleging that their employer violated a Federal statute that prohibits retaliation against employees who engage in activities protected by the various employee protection statutes.
Gear Certification Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E7-18207
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
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 Gear Certification Standard (29 CFR part 1919).
Multi-Employer Pension Plan Information Made Available on Request
Document Number: E7-18073
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-14
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a proposed regulation that, upon adoption, would implement amendments to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA or the Act), requiring the administrator of a multi-employer plan to provide copies of certain actuarial and financial information about the plan to participants and others upon request. The amendments, enacted by the Pension Protection Act of 2006, added subsection (k) to section 101 of ERISA. The proposed regulation would affect plan administrators, participants and beneficiaries of multi-employer plans, as well as employee representatives of such participants and employers that have an obligation to contribute to such plans.
Amendment to Guidelines for Processing Applications for Assistance To Conform to Sections 3013(h) and 3031 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act-A Legacy for Users and To Improve Processing for Administrative Efficiency
Document Number: E7-18040
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Labor-Management Standards Office
Pursuant to section 5333(b) of the Federal transit law, the Department of Labor (Department) must certify, as a condition of certain grants of Federal financial assistance, fair and equitable labor protective provisions to protect the interests of employees affected by such Federal assistance.\1\ The Department administers this program through guidelines set forth at 29 CFR part 215. The Department's proposed changes conform the guidelines to recently enacted federal legislation, in particular, sections 3013(h) and 3031 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity ActA Legacy for Users. In addition to changes mandated by statute, the Department also proposes revisions to the guidelines that will enhance the speed and efficiency of the Department's processing of grant certifications. The proposed revisions to existing procedures for processing grant applications under the Federal transit law are intended to ensure timely certifications in a predictable manner, and remain consistent with the transit law's statutory objectives.
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-18072
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-13
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-18070
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-13
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-18066
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-13
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-18051
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-13
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-17945
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
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 1979.'' A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed in the Addresses section of this notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E7-17891
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division
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 Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Worker InformationTerms and Conditions of Employment (WH-516 English and WH-516 Espanol). A copy of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Amendment to Interpretive Bulletin 95-1
Document Number: E7-17744
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains an interim final rule that amends Interpretive Bulletin 95-1 to limit the application of the Bulletin to the selection of annuity providers for defined benefit plans. This interim final rule implements section 625 of the Pension Protection Act of 2006. Also appearing in today's Federal Register is a proposed regulation, entitled ``Selection of Annuity Providers for Individual Account Plans'', which, in the form of a safe harbor, provides guidance concerning the fiduciary considerations attendant to the selection of annuity providers and contracts for purposes of benefit distributions from individual account plans. The amendment to Interpretive Bulletin 95-1, as well as the proposed safe harbor for annuity selections, will affect plan sponsors and fiduciaries of individual account plans, and the participants and beneficiaries covered by such plans.
Selection of Annuity Providers for Individual Account Plans
Document Number: E7-17743
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a proposed regulation that, upon adoption, would establish a safe harbor for the selection of annuity providers for the purpose of benefit distributions from individual account plans covered by title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Also appearing in today's Federal Register is an interim final rule amending Interpretive Bulletin 95-1 to limit the application of the Bulletin to the selection of annuity providers for defined benefit plans. The proposed regulation, upon adoption, will affect plan sponsors and fiduciaries of individual account plans, and the participants and beneficiaries covered by such plans.
Liberty Fibers Corporation; Lowland, TN; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-17889
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-11
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Schrader Bridgeport, Monroe, NC; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E7-17888
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-11
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor