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Rahmann Belting and Industrial Rubber, Gastonia, NC; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-23848
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane (DBCP) Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E8-23808
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-08
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 by the 1,2-Dibromo-3- Chloropropane (DBCP) Standard (29 CFR 1910.1044).
Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for YouthBuild Grants
Document Number: E8-23684
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL or Department), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $47 million in grant funds for YouthBuild Grants. YouthBuild Grants will be awarded through a competitive process. Grant funds will be used to provide disadvantaged youth with: The education and employment skills necessary to achieve economic self- sufficiency in occupations in high demand and postsecondary education and training opportunities; opportunities for meaningful work and service to their communities; and opportunities to develop employment and leadership skills and a commitment to community development among youth in low-income communities. As part of their programming, YouthBuild grantees will tap the energies and talents of disadvantaged youth to increase the supply of permanent affordable housing for homeless individuals and low-income families and to help youth develop the leadership, learning, and high-demand occupational skills needed to succeed in today's global economy. DOL hopes to serve approximately 2,900 youth participants during the first year of the grant, with projects operating in approximately 90-100 communities across the country. Under this announcement, DOL will be awarding grants to organizations to oversee the provision of education and employment services to disadvantaged youth in their communities. Each applicant should indicate the proposed number of participants to be served based on an average annual cost of between $15,000$18,000. 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 outlines the evaluation criteria used as a basis for selecting grantees.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-23639
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Department of Labor, Standards Administration, 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 the proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Employment of Apprentices, Messengers and Learners (Including Student-Learners and Student-Workers), Forms WH-205 and WH-209. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice.
Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Period for Alaska
Document Number: E8-23637
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This notice announces a change in benefit period eligibility under the EB Program for Alaska. The following change has occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the State's EB status: Based on data reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on September 19, 2008, Alaska triggered ``off'' EB. Alaska's 3-month total unemployment rate for June, July and August fell to 109% of the prior year and 106% of the second prior year for the same period. This causes Alaska to be triggered ``off'' an EB period. After the week ending October 11, 2008, workers who exhaust their regular UI benefits will no longer be eligible to collect up to an additional 13 weeks of UI benefits under this program.
Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Period for North Carolina
Document Number: E8-23636
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This notice announces a change in benefit period eligibility under the EB Program for North Carolina. The following change has occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the State's EB status: Based on data reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on September 19, 2008, North Carolina'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 North Carolina to be triggered ``on'' to an EB period beginning October 5, 2008.
Labor Surplus Area Classification Under Executive Orders 12073 and 10582
Document Number: E8-23567
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The purpose of this notice is to announce the annual list of labor surplus areas for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009.
Statutory Exemption for Cross-Trading of Securities
Document Number: E8-23434
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a final rule that implements the content requirements for the written cross-trading policies and procedures required under section 408(b)(19)(H) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act). Section 611(g) of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, Public Law No. 109-280, 120 Stat. 780, 972, amended section 408(b) of ERISA by adding a new subsection (19) that exempts the purchase and sale of a security between a plan and any other account managed by the same investment manager if certain conditions are satisfied. Among other requirements, section 408(b)(19)(H) stipulates that the investment manager must adopt, and effect cross-trades in accordance with, written cross- trading policies and procedures that are fair and equitable to all accounts participating in the cross-trading program. This final rule affects employee benefit plans, investment managers, plan fiduciaries and plan participants and beneficiaries.
Amendment to Interpretive Bulletin 95-1
Document Number: E8-23433
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a 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. Also appearing in today's Federal Register is a final regulation, entitled ``Selection of Annuity ProvidersSafe Harbor for Individual Account Plans'', which establishes 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). The amendment to Interpretive Bulletin 95-1, as well as the safe harbor for annuity selections, will affect plan sponsors and fiduciaries of individual account plans, and the participants and beneficiaries covered by such plans.
Adoption of Amendment to Prohibited Transaction Exemption 2006-06; (PTE 2006-06) For Services Provided in Connection With the Termination of Abandoned Individual Account Plans
Document Number: E8-23429
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document amends PTE 2006-06 (71 FR 20856, Apr. 21, 2006), a prohibited transaction class exemption issued under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Among other things, PTE 2006-06 permits a ``qualified termination administrator'' (QTA) of an individual account plan that has been abandoned by its sponsoring employer to select itself to provide services to the plan in connection with the plan's termination, and to pay itself fees for those services. In response to changes to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code) enacted as part of the Pension Protection Act (PPA) of 2006, PTE 2006- 06 is amended to require, as a condition of relief under the exemption, that benefits for a missing, designated nonspouse beneficiary be directly rolled over into an inherited individual retirement plan that fully complies with Code requirements. This amendment also conforms to the Department's final rule amending regulations concerning the Termination of Abandoned Individual Account Plans at 29 CFR 2578.1 (the QTA Regulation), and the Safe Harbor for Distributions from Terminated Individual Account Plans at 29 CFR 2550.404a-3 (the Safe Harbor Regulation), which appears elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register. The amendment to the class exemption affects plans, participants and beneficiaries of such plans and certain persons engaging in such transactions.
Selection of Annuity Providers-Safe Harbor for Individual Account Plans
Document Number: E8-23427
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a final regulation that establishes 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). This regulation will affect plan sponsors and fiduciaries of individual account plans and the participants and beneficiaries covered by such plans. Also appearing in today's Federal Register is a final rule amending Interpretive Bulletin 95-1 to limit the application of the Bulletin to the selection of annuity providers for defined benefit plans.
Amendments to Safe Harbor for Distributions From Terminated Individual Account Plans and Termination of Abandoned Individual Account Plans To Require Inherited Individual Retirement Plans for Missing Nonspouse Beneficiaries
Document Number: E8-23424
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a final rule amending regulations under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 that provide guidance and a fiduciary safe harbor for the distribution of benefits on behalf of participants or beneficiaries in terminated and abandoned individual account plans. The Department is amending these regulations to reflect changes enacted as part of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code), under which a distribution of a deceased plan participant's benefit from an eligible retirement plan may be directly transferred to an individual retirement plan established on behalf of the designated nonspouse beneficiary of such participant. Specifically, the amended regulations require as a condition of relief under the fiduciary safe harbor that benefits for a missing, designated nonspouse beneficiary be directly rolled over to an individual retirement plan that fully complies with Code requirements. This final rule will affect fiduciaries, plan service providers, and participants and beneficiaries of individual account pension plans.
State Plans for the Development and Enforcement of State Standards; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E8-23329
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements associated with its regulations and program regarding State Plans for the development and enforcement of state standards (29 CFR 1902, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956).
Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) To Fund Demonstration Projects
Document Number: E8-23319
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $5 million to fund demonstration grants that target the employment and training needs of young parents. The Young Parents Demonstration program is to provide educational and occupational skills training leading to family economic self-sufficiency to both mothers and fathers, and expectant mothers ages 16 to 24. Projects funded will be encouraged to serve young parents in high-risk categories, including those who are court-involved, in the child welfare or foster care system, homeless, or victims of child abuse. 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.
Phoenix Leather, Inc., Brockton, MA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-23303
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Onsite International Inc., El Paso, TX; Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration
Document Number: E8-23301
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Hillerich and Bradsby Company, Ontario, CA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-23295
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Peoploungers, Inc., Mantachie, MS; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-23294
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Chase Home Finance, LLC, Division of JP Morgan & Co., Lexington, KY; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-23293
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-23101
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Petition for Modification
Document Number: E8-23186
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
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 a petition for modification filed by the party listed below to modify the application of an existing mandatory safety standard published in Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms (Aerial Lifts); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E8-23134
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
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 Standard on Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms (Aerial Lifts) (29 CFR 1910.67). The purpose of the requirement is to reduce employees' risk of death or serious injury by ensuring that aerial lifts are in safe operating condition.
Labor Organization Annual Financial Reports for Trusts in Which a Labor Organization Is Interested, Form T-1
Document Number: E8-22853
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Labor-Management Standards Office
The Employment Standards Administration (ESA) Office of Labor- Management Standards (OLMS) of the Department of Labor publishes this final rule to establish a form to be used by labor organizations to file trust annual financial reports (Form T-1) and to provide appropriate instructions and revise relevant portions of 29 CFR Part 43 relating to such reports. On March 4, 2008, the Department published a notice of proposed rulemaking setting forth the Department's Form T-1 proposal. Under the proposal, certain labor organizations would file annual reports about certain trusts to which they contributed money or otherwise provided financial assistance or over which they exercised managerial control. This document sets forth the Department's review of and response to comments on the proposal. This final rule requires that a labor organization with total annual receipts of $250,000 or more file a Form T-1 for each trust of the type defined by section 3(l) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) and that meets one of the two following filing triggers: The labor organization, alone or with other labor organizations, either: Appoints or selects a majority of the members of the trust's governing board; or makes contributions to the trust that exceed 50 percent of the trust's receipts during the trust's fiscal year. This final rule provides five exemptions to the Form T-1 filing requirements: A political action committee (PAC) fund, if publicly available reports on the PAC fund are filed with federal or state agencies; any political organization for which reports are filed with the IRS under section 527 of the IRS code; trusts required to file a Form 5500 under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); federal employee health benefit plans that are subject to the provisions of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act (FEHBA); and any trust for which an independent audit has been conducted, in accordance with the standards set forth in this final rule. This final rule will apply prospectively.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: E8-22936
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
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: Certified Payrolls Under The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (WH-347). 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: E8-22935
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
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: Partial Overtime Exemption for Remedial Education (29 U.S.C. 207(q) and 29 CFR 516.34). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Telecommunications; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E8-22705
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
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 Standard on Telecommunications (29 CFR 1910.268). The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that employees have been trained as required by the Standard to prevent risk of death or serious injury.
Alcohol- and Drug-Free Mines: Policy, Prohibitions, Testing, Training, and Assistance
Document Number: E8-22679
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will hold a public hearing on its proposed rule to amend the existing metal and nonmetal standards for the possession and use of intoxicating beverages and narcotics and make the new standard applicable to all mines. The proposed rule would also require those who violate the prohibitions to be removed from the performance of safety-sensitive job duties until they successfully complete the recommended treatment and their alcohol- and drug-free status is confirmed by a return-to-duty test.
Inorganic Arsenic Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E8-22666
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
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 Inorganic Arsenic Standard (29 CFR 1910.1018).
The 13 Carcinogens Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: E8-22664
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
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 13 Carcinogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1003).
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-22628
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities: New Collection; Comment Request; 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Data Collection and Effectiveness Study.
Document Number: E8-22512
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service
The Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service published a document in the Federal Register. Agency Information Collection Activities: New Collection; Comment Request Action: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Data Collection and Effectiveness Study. The Department is issuing a restructured a paragraph for clarification purposes.
The Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO); Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E8-22514
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training, Veterans Employment and Training Service
Prohibited Transaction Exemptions 2008-09 thru 2008-12; Grant of Individual Exemptions Involving D-11416, Wholesale Electronic Supply; D-11435, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.; D-11449, Pileco, Inc.; and D-11460, Mellon Bank, NA
Document Number: E8-22486
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains an exemption issued by the Department of Labor (the Department) from certain of the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (the Act) and/or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code). A notice was published in the Federal Register of the pendency before the Department of a proposal to grant such exemption. The notice set forth a summary of facts and representations contained in the application for exemption and referred interested persons to the application for a complete statement of the facts and representations. The application has been available for public inspection at the Department in Washington, DC. The notice also invited interested persons to submit comments on the requested exemption to the Department. In addition the notice stated that any interested person might submit a written request that a public hearing be held (where appropriate). The applicant has represented that it has complied with the requirements of the notification to interested persons. No requests for a hearing were received by the Department. Public comments were received by the Department as described in the granted exemption. The notice of proposed exemption was issued and the exemption is being granted solely by the Department because, effective December 31, 1978, section 102 of Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1978, 5 U.S.C. App. 1 (1996), transferred the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury to issue exemptions of the type proposed to the Secretary of Labor.
Steelcase, Inc., Global Headquarters, Grand Rapids, MI; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-22405
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Turbine Aifoil Designs, Inc., Harrisburg, PA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-22397
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Comau, Inc., Warren, Michigan; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: E8-22127
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor