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Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment; Limited Reopening of Record
Document Number: E8-25079
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
On June 15, 2005, OSHA published a proposed rule to revise the general industry and construction standards for electric power generation, transmission, and distribution work and for electrical protective equipment. Public comments were received, a hearing was held, and the final posthearing briefs were due on July 14, 2006. The proposed general industry and construction standards for electric power generation, transmission, and distribution work included revised minimum approach distance tables. Those tables limit how close an employee (or a conductive object he or she is contacting) may get to an energized circuit part. After the rulemaking record on the proposal closed, the technical committee responsible for developing the tables in the consensus standards on which the proposal was based discovered what in their view was an error in their calculation of minimum approach distances for certain voltages. OSHA is reopening the record on this proposal to obtain comments related to the affected minimum approach distances. The record will remain open on this limited basis for 30 days.
Hewlett Packard, ISB Marketing; Corvallis, OR; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-24857
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Rules of Procedure
Document Number: E8-24930
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Employees' Compensation Appeals Board
The Department of Labor (DOL or Department) is publishing this final rule to update the regulations providing for appeals before the Employees' Compensation Appeals Board (Board). The Board has jurisdiction over appeals arising under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA). 5 U.S.C. 8149. This final rule updates the rules and guidance to all federal employees who seek to appeal from the decisions of the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) under FECA.
Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA); Community-Based Job Training Grants
Document Number: E8-24867
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, Employment and Training Administration
The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register on October 10, 2008, announcing the availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications (SGA) for Community-Based Job Training Grants to be awarded through a competitive process. This notice is the first amendment to the SGA and it amends the date for the Virtual Prospective Applicant conference that will be posted on ETA's Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/business/Community- BasedJob TrainingGrants.cfm. Supplemental Information Correction: The Virtual Prospective Applicant Conference has been changed from Friday, October 24, 2008 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time to Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.
Premier Manufacturing Support Services, Shreveport, LA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-24866
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Northern Technologies, Spokane Valley, WA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-24864
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Sea Gull Lighting Products, Riverside, NJ; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: E8-24862
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories; Supplier's Declaration of Conformity
Document Number: E8-24826
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requests comment on a proposal submitted to OSHA by the European Commission to permit the use of a Supplier's Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) as an alternative to the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs) product-approval process.
Proposed Collection of Information; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-24787
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
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 (PRA) [44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)(A)]. The 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 the collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed.
Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-24765
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Protecting the Privacy of Workers: Labor Standards Provisions Applicable to Contracts Covering Federally Financed and Assisted Construction
Document Number: E8-24762
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration
In this proposed rule, the Department of Labor (Department or DOL) proposes to revise regulations issued pursuant to the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts and the Copeland Anti-Kickback Act to better protect the personal privacy of laborers and mechanics employed on covered construction contracts.
Advisory Committee on Job Corps; Meeting
Document Number: E8-24758
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Office of Job Corps, 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 Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: E8-24730
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
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 ``Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.'' 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Cognitive and Psychological Research
Document Number: E8-24729
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Labor Statistics Bureau
The Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics published a notice in the Federal Register. Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Action: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Cognitive and Psychological Research. The Department is issuing a correction of the comment date, as this should have been published as a 60-day notice.
Final Rules for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers Under the Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act
Document Number: E8-24666
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final rules for group health plans and health insurance issuers concerning hospital lengths of stay for mothers and newborns following childbirth, pursuant to the Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act of 1996 and the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E8-24703
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
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.
Asbestos in Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E8-24683
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
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 Asbestos in Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926.1101).
Interpretive Bulletin Relating to Exercise of Shareholder Rights
Document Number: E8-24552
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document sets forth the views of the Department of Labor concerning the legal standards imposed by sections 402, 403 and 404 of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) with respect to the exercise of shareholder rights and written statements of investment policy, including proxy voting policies or guidelines. These guidelines affect fiduciaries of employee benefit plans, including trustees, investment managers and others responsible for the management of employee benefit plan assets.
Interpretive Bulletin Relating to Investing in Economically Targeted Investments
Document Number: E8-24551
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document sets forth the views of the Department of Labor concerning the legal standards imposed on fiduciaries of employee benefit plans by sections 403 and 404 of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) when considering investments in ``economically targeted investments.'' These guidelines affect fiduciaries of employee benefit plans, including trustees, investment managers and others responsible for the management of employee benefit plan assets.
Canadian Standards Association; Reinstated Recognition for Product Test Standard
Document Number: E8-24566
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's continued recognition of the Canadian Standards Association for a test standard.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-24413
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
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 its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Request to be Selected as Payee (CM-910). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this notice.
Bureau of International Labor Affairs; Request for Information on Forced/Indentured Child Labor Pursuant to Executive Order 13126
Document Number: E8-24410
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Department of Labor
This notice is a request for information to assist the Department of Labor in conducting a review of a submission on forced child labor in the production of bricks, coal, foundry products, chemicals, cotton, grape products, toys, and fireworks in China. This review is being conducted pursuant to Executive Order 13126 (``Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor'') and the ``Procedural Guidelines for Maintenance of the List of Products Requiring Federal Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor'' at 48 CFR Subpart 22.15. The Department anticipates that written information regarding forced child labor in the above products in China will aid it in determining, in consultation with the Departments of State and Homeland Security, whether these products, and their originating country, should be added to the Executive Order list.
Hearing on Proposed Class Exemption for Investment Advice
Document Number: E8-24338
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Labor will hold a hearing on the Department's proposed class exemption from certain prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA, or the Act), and from certain taxes imposed by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (Code), for the provision of investment advice to participants and beneficiaries of self-directed individual account plans and individual retirement accounts (IRAs).
Investment Advice-Participants and Benficiaries; Hearing
Document Number: E8-24337
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Labor will hold a hearing on the Department's proposed regulation under provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA, or the Act), and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (Code), relating to the provision of investment advice to participants and beneficiaries of self-directed individual account plans and individual retirement accounts (IRAs).
Request for Information Regarding Sections 101 Through 104 of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008
Document Number: E8-24194
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document is a request for comments regarding issues under sections 101 through 104 of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively, the Departments) have received inquiries from the public on a number of issues under these provisions and are welcoming public comments in advance of future rulemaking.
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), Charter Renewal
Document Number: E8-24189
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Secretary of Labor has renewed the charter of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) for two years.
Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for Community-Based Job Training Grants
Document Number: E8-24107
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announces the availability of approximately $125 million in grant funds for Community-Based Job Training Grants. Community-Based Job Training Grants will be awarded through a competitive process to support workforce training for high-growth/high- demand industries through the national system of community and technical colleges. Funds will be awarded to individual community and technical colleges, community college districts, state community college systems, and One-Stop Career Centers to support or engage in a combination of capacity building and training activities for the purpose of building the capacity of community colleges to train individuals for careers in high-growth/high-demand industries in the local and/or regional economies. This Solicitation contains an exception for rural areas and other communities that are educationally underserved due to their lack of access to community or technical colleges. In awarding Community-Based Job Training Grants, every effort will be made to fairly distribute grants across rural and urban areas and across the different geographic regions of the United States. It is anticipated that individual awards will range from $500,000 to $2 million. This Solicitation provides background information and describes the application submission requirements, outlines the process that eligible entities must use to apply for funds covered by this Solicitation, and details how grantees will be selected.
Notice of Proposed Individual Exemption Involving BlackRock, Inc. (BlackRock), and the PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC) (Collectively, the Applicants) Located in New York, NY
Document Number: E8-24100
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a notice of pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of a proposed individual exemption from certain prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act) and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code). If granted, the proposed exemption would permit the purchase of certain securities (the Securities), during the existence of an underwriting or selling syndicate with respect to such Securities, by PNC or BlackRock or a related entity (collectively, a PNC/BlackRock Related Entity), which is acting as a fiduciary (Asset Manager) on behalf of certain employee benefit plans (Client Plans and In-House Plans), including such plans invested in pooled funds, from any person other than such Asset Manager or any other PNC/BlackRock Related Entity, under the following circumstances: (a) Where a related broker-dealer (a PNC/BlackRock Related Broker-Dealer) is a manager or member of such syndicate (AUT)); or (b) where a PNC/BlackRock Related Broker-Dealer is a manager or member of such syndicate and an affiliated servicer (Affiliated Servicer) serves as servicer of a trust that issued the Securities (whether or not debt securities) (AUT and AST); or (c) where an Affiliated Servicer serves as servicer of a trust that issued the Securities (whether or not debt securities) (AST); provided certain conditions as set forth below are satisfied. The proposed exemption, if granted, would affect Client Plans and In-House Plans and their participants and beneficiaries.
Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Noise Exposure Assessment; Audiometric Testing, Evaluation, and Records and Training in All Mines
Document Number: E8-24038
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health 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 the continuing collection 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.
Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Independent Contractor Registration and Identification
Document Number: E8-24037
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
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 Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection related to the Independent Contractor Registration and Identification.
Proposed Information Collection for Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) Initiative Evaluation; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-23942
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), 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 ETA is soliciting comments on a new data collection for the Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) Initiative Evaluation. 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.
Cranes and Derricks in Construction
Document Number: E8-21993
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is proposing a rule to protect employees from the hazards associated with hoisting equipment when used to perform construction activities. Under this proposed rule, employers would first determine whether the ground is sufficient to support the anticipated weight of hoisting equipment and associated loads. The employer then would be required to assess hazards within the work zone that would affect the safe operation of hoisting equipment, such as those of power lines and objects or personnel that would be within the work zone or swing radius of the hoisting equipment. Finally, the employer would be required to ensure that the equipment is in safe operating condition via required inspections and employees in the work zone are trained to recognize hazards associated with the use of the equipment and any related duties that they are assigned to perform.