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

Holophane, Newark, OH; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-16071
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA); Technology-Based Learning (TBL) Initiative
Document Number: E8-15935
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register on June 20, 2008, announcing the availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications (SGA) under the TBL Initiative to be awarded through a competitive process. This notice is a second amendment to the SGA and it amends ``Part V. Applications Review Process,'' under the specific heading ``Strength of Partnerships.''
Medtronic Vascular, Danvers, MA Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-15868
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Varian Semiconductor Equipment, Gloucester, MA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-15867
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Art Guild of Philadelphia, Inc., Eastern Display Division, Providence, RI; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-15866
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Proposed Amendment to PTE 84-14 for Plan Asset Transactions Determined by Independent Qualified Professional Asset Managers
Document Number: E8-15848
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the information collection provisions of Proposed Amendment to PTE 84-14 for Plan Asset Transactions Determined by Independent Qualified Professional Asset Managers. A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be obtained by contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Period for Rhode Island
Document Number: E8-15807
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This notice announces a change in benefit period eligibility under the EB Program for Rhode Island. The following change has occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the State's EB status: Effective June 22, 2008, Rhode Island's 3-month seasonally adjusted total unemployment rate rose to the 6.5 percent threshold and exceeded 110 percent of the corresponding rate in the prior year. This causes the State to be triggered ``on'' to an EB period beginning July 6, 2008.
Coke Oven Emissions Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E8-15769
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-11
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 Coke Oven Emissions Standard (29 CFR 1910.1029).
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-15725
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
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 proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Regulations 29 CFR Part 547, Requirements of a ``Bona Fide Thrift or Savings Plan'' and Regulations 29 CFR Part 549, Requirements of a ``Bona Fide Profit-Sharing Plan or Trust''. 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 Information Collection Request, Extension of Approved Collection With One Revision: “Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, Business Confidential Data Request, Business Confidential Non-Production Questionnaire, and Business Confidential Customer Survey”
Document Number: E8-15712
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (eta), 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, with revisions, of data collections using the ETA Form 9042A, Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (1205-0342) and its Spanish translation ETA 9042A-1 (1205-0342); ETA 9043a, Business Confidential Data Request (1205-0342); ETA 8562a, Business Confidential Customer Survey (1205-0342). There is only one revision: ETA 9118 Business Confidential Non Production Questionnaire (currently approved under OMB Control Number 1205-0447) will be consolidated with the other forms listed above into one reporting requirement under OMB control number 1205-0342. 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 by accessing: http://www.doleta.gov/OMBCN/ OMBControlNumber.cfm.
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-15515
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Research on Forced Labor in the Production of Goods in Selected Countries
Document Number: E8-15398
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), will award up to USD 1.25 million over three years through a cooperative agreement to a qualified organization and/or Association to carry out research in eight (8) countries on forced labor in the production of goods, and to develop strategies to assist governments, industries, and/or third parties in taking action to address these problems. Four (4) countries are required for research, and applicants must choose four (4) additional countries. The solicitation provides a list of eleven (11) countries from which these four (4) additional countries should be chosen, but applicants may propose four (4) alternate countries and provide justifications for these choices. Projects funded under SGA 08-07 will involve gathering and analyzing data to answer the research questions outlined in the solicitation. The research will aim to complement and expand upon existing research on the use of forced labor in the production of goods. Application and Submission Information: The full-text version of SGA 08-07 is available on http://www.grants.gov and USDOL/ILAB's Web site at http://www.dol.gov/ILAB/grants/main.htm. All applications for funding under SGA 08-07 must be submitted electronically to USDOL via http://www.grants.gov. Any application sent by mail or other delivery services, e-mail, telegram, or facsimile (FAX) will not be accepted. Key Dates: The deadline for submission of applications is August 8, 2008. All technical questions regarding SGA 08-07 must be sent by July 18, 2008 in order to receive a response. USDOL will publish its responses to these technical questions on SGA 08-07 by July 28, 2008. Any questions regarding the electronic assembly of application packages must be sent at least one week prior to the application deadline. USDOL will make all cooperative agreement awards on or before September 30, 2008. Agency Contacts: All technical questions regarding SGA 08-07 should be sent to Ms. Lisa Harvey, Grant Officer, U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Procurement Services, via e-mail (e-mail address: harvey.lisa@dol.gov; telephone: (202) 693-4592this is not a toll- free-number). Background Information: ILAB conducts research and commissions studies to inform and formulate international economic, trade and labor policies in collaboration with other U.S. government agencies, and provides technical assistance to countries abroad in support of foreign labor policy objectives. OCFT, formerly the International Child Labor Program (ICLP), was created at the request of Congress in 1993 to specifically research and report on child labor around the world. More recently Congress, through the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2005, directed ILAB to include, among its responsibilities, monitoring and combating forced labor. 22 U.S.C. 7112(b). Today, OCFT develops policy, conducts research, and implements technical cooperation projects to eradicate exploitive child labor, trafficking in persons, and forced labor worldwide. Since 1994, ILAB has published over 20 congressionally mandated reports on international child labor. In addition to its own research, USDOL has funded projects aimed at building the knowledge base on child labor, forced labor and human trafficking world wide for the purposes of improving program planning, policy design and impact measurement. Research projects have included the collection of child labor data through national surveys, rapid assessments, baseline studies; special and thematic studies; comprehensive literature reviews on forced labor, child labor and human trafficking; and the development of creative and innovative methodologies to measure child labor, forced and bonded labor, and human trafficking.
Standard on Vinyl Chloride; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E8-15393
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
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 Vinyl Chloride (29 CFR 1910.1017).
Electrical Standards for Construction and General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E8-15392
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits comments concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in the Electrical Standards for Construction (29 CFR part 1926, subpart K) and for General Industry (29 CFR part 1910, subpart S). The Standards address safety procedures for installation and maintenance of electric utilization equipment that prevent death and serious injuries among construction and general industry employees in the workplace caused by electrical hazards.
Plastech, Moraine, OH; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-15346
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Novtex Division of Trimtex Co., Inc., Adams, MA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-15345
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Bedford Logistics, Inc., Bedford, IN; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-15344
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Trans-Ocean Products, Inc., Salem, OR; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-15343
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Ferguson Aluminum, Olmsted, IL; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-15342
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
B. Walter and Company, Wabash, IN; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: E8-15340
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Welex, Inc., Blue Bell, Pennsylvania; Notice of Revised Determination on Remand
Document Number: E8-15338
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
General Ribbon Corporation, Chatsworth, CA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-15336
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Office of Job Corps; Advisory Committee on Job Corps; Meeting
Document Number: E8-15332
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Department of Labor
On August 22, 2006, the Advisory Committee on Job Corps (ACJC) was established in accordance with the provisions of the Workforce Investment Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Committee was established to advance Job Corps' new vision for student achievement aimed at 21st century high-growth employment. This Committee will also evaluate Job Corps program characteristics, including its purpose, goals, and effectiveness, efficiency, and performance measures in order to address the critical issues facing the provision of job training and education to the youth population that it serves. The Committee may provide other advice and recommendations with regard to identifying and overcoming problems, planning program or center development or strengthening relations between Job Corps and agencies, institutions, or groups engaged in related activities.
Proposed Exemptions Involving; D-11082 & D-11109-Deutsche Bank, AG; D-11263-Banc One Investment Advisors Corporation and J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.; D-11449-Pileco, Inc. Employees Profit Sharing Plan; and D-11460-Mellon Bank N.A.
Document Number: E8-15320
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a notice of pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of proposed exemptions 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).
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-15379
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-07
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E8-15054
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-03
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.
Acrylonitrile Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E8-14980
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-02
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 Acrylonitrile Standard (29 CFR 1910.1045).
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-14979
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-02
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: Notice of Controversion of Right to Compensation (LS-207). 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: E8-14978
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-02
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 proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Application for Federal Certificate of Age Regulations 29 CFR Part 570, Subpart B (WH-14). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice.
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-14946
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-02
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA); Technology-Based Learning (TBL) Initiative
Document Number: E8-14865
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-01
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register on June 20, 2008, announcing the availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications (SGA) under the TBL Initiative to be awarded through a competitive process. This notice is an amendment to the SGA and it amends Part II. Award Information.
Proposed Information Collection Request for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFWs) Monitoring Report and One-Stop Career Center Complaint/Referral Record: Comment Request for Extension Without Revision
Document Number: E8-14856
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-01
Agency: Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), 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 and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed three year extension without revision of the Services to Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers Report, ETA Form 5148, and the One-Stop Career Center Complaint/ Referral Record, ETA Form 8429 beyond November 30, 2008. The current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Information Collection Request (ICR) authorization number 1205-0039 expires on November 30, 2008. A copy of the proposed 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.