Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
The Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) was established under Section 7 of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970 to advise the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on issues relating to occupational safety and health in the maritime industries. The purpose of this Federal Register notice is to announce the Committee and workgroup meetings scheduled for January 19-20, 2010.
Direct Investment Surveys: BE-605, Quarterly Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States-Transactions of U.S. Affiliate With Foreign Parent
This final rule amends regulations of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) setting forth reporting requirements for the BE-605 quarterly survey of foreign direct investment in the United States. The survey obtains quarterly sample data on transactions and positions between foreign-owned U.S. business enterprises (U.S. affiliates) and their ``affiliated foreign groups'' (i.e., their foreign parents and foreign affiliates of their foreign parents).
Comment Request for Information Collection for the Trade Act Participant Report, Extension Without Revisions
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 collection of data on the Trade Act Participant Report, which is due to expire March 31, 2010.
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories; Proposed Rule
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing to adjust the approach it uses for calculating the fees the Agency charges Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs) and to require prepayment of all of the fees. OSHA charges fees for specific types of services it provides to NRTLs. OSHA began charging these fees in 2000, and has revised its fee schedule only twice (in 2002 and 2007), mainly to account for cost of living adjustments. The proposed change in calculation approach would result in an increase of the current fees and the issuance of a revised fee schedule. However, for existing NRTLs and pending applicants, the Agency intends to phase in, over three years, any proposed fee increase that is greater than $200.