Department of Labor February 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Apprenticeship Programs, Labor Standards for Registration, Amendment of Regulations; Extension of Time for Comments
Document Number: E8-2452
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-11
Agency: Department of Labor
This document informs the public that the comment period for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for Apprenticeship Programs, Labor Standards for Registration, Amendment of Regulations, published December 13, 2007 (72 FR 71020), has been extended for 30 days.
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-2445
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-11
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
Document Number: E8-2062
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-11
Agency: Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division
The Department of Labor's Employment Standards Administration/ Wage and Hour Division proposes to revise certain regulations implementing the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (``FMLA''), the law that provides eligible workers with important rights to job protection for absences due to the birth or adoption of a child or for a serious health condition of the worker or a qualifying family member. The proposed changes are based on the Department's experience of nearly fifteen years administering the law, two previous Department of Labor studies of the FMLA in 1996 and 2001, several U.S. Supreme Court and lower court rulings, and the public comments received in response to a Request for Information (``RFI'') published in the Federal Register in December 2006 requesting information about experiences with the FMLA and comments on the effectiveness of these regulations. The Department is also seeking public comment on issues to be addressed in final regulations regarding military family leave. Section 585(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008 amends the FMLA to provide leave to eligible employees of covered employers to care for injured servicemembers and because of any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that a covered family member is on active duty or has been notified of an impending call to active duty status in support of a contingency operation (collectively referred to herein as military family leave). The provisions of this amendment providing FMLA leave to care for a covered servicemember became effective on January 28, 2008, when the law was enacted. The provisions of this amendment providing for FMLA leave due to a qualifying exigency arising out of a covered family member's active duty (or call to active duty) status are not effective until the Secretary of Labor issues regulations defining ``qualifying exigencies.'' Because of the need to issue regulations under the military family leave provisions of the amendment as soon as possible, the Department is including in this Notice a description of the relevant military family leave statutory provisions, a discussion of issues the Department has identified, and a series of questions seeking comment on subjects and issues that may be considered in the final regulations.
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-2368
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-08
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: E8-2338
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-08
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 ``Report on Current Employment Statistics.'' 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.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Opportunities in the Workforce System Initiative; Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) SGA/DFA PY 07-03, Amendment Number 1
Document Number: E8-2336
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register of January 15, 2008, announcing the availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Opportunities in the Workforce System Initiative. This amendment will make changes to the January 15 document by clarifying and correcting this Solicitation.
Mine Rescue Teams
Document Number: 08-551
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The final rule revises MSHA's existing standards for mine rescue teams for underground coal mines. This final rule implements Section 4 of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act of 2006 to improve overall mine rescue capability; to improve mine emergency response time and mine rescue team effectiveness; and to increase the quantity and quality of mine rescue team training.
American Woodmark, Hardy County Plant, Moorefield, WV; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: E8-2236
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-07
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Conrad Forest Products, Conrad Forest Products, North Bend, OR; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-2232
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-07
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E8-2229
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-07
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.
Criteria and Procedures for Proposed Assessment of Civil Penalties
Document Number: E8-2226
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-07
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is revising its civil penalty assessment amounts to adjust for inflation. The Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA) requires MSHA to adjust all civil penalties for inflation at least once every four years according to the formula specified in the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (Inflation Adjustment Act). The revised penalties apply to citations and orders issued on or after the effective date of this rule.
TUV America, Inc.; Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: E8-2200
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-07
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces the application of TUV America, Inc., (TUVAM) for expansion of its recognition and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant this request. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of this application.
SGS U.S. Testing Company, Inc.; Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: E8-2199
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-07
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's final decision expanding the recognition of SGS U.S. Testing Company, Inc., (SGSUS) as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory under 29 CFR 1910.7.
Standard on Commercial Diving Operations; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E8-2061
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-05
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 Commercial Diving Operations (29 CFR part 1910, subpart T).
Grain Handling Facilities; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E8-2060
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-05
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 Standard on Grain Handling Facilities (29 CFR 1910.272).
Job Corps: Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Proposed Job Corps Center Located at College Avenue and 6th Street, Ottumwa, IA
Document Number: E8-1871
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500-08) implementing procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary (OSEC) in accordance with 29 CFR 11.11(d), gives notice that an Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared for a proposed new Job Corps Center to be located in Ottumwa, Iowa and that the proposed plan for a new Job Corps Center will have no significant environmental impact. This Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) will be made available for public review and comment for a period of 30 days.
Job Corps: Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Proposed Job Corps Center Located on Dunbarton Road, Manchester, NH
Document Number: E8-1870
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500-08) implementing procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary (OSEC) in accordance with 29 CFR 11.11(d), gives notice that an Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared for a proposed new Job Corps Center to be located in Manchester, New Hampshire, and that the proposed plan for a new Job Corps Center will have no significant environmental impact. This Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) will be made available for public review and comment for a period of 30 days.
Llink Technologies, LLC, Brown City, MO; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-1828
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Visteon Concordia VRAP, Concordia, MO; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-1827
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Hutchinson Technology, Eau Claire, WI; Notice of Negative Determination on Remand
Document Number: E8-1826
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Syngenta Inc. Crop Protection Division, Bucks, AL; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-1823
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: E8-1803
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-01
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 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program. 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.