Department of Labor 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Workforce Investment Act Management Information and Reporting System
Document Number: 2012-31390
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Workforce Investment Act Management Information and Reporting System,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Reporting for the National Farmworker Jobs Program under Section 167 of Title I of the Workforce Investment Act
Document Number: 2012-31389
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Reporting for the National Farmworker Jobs Program under Section 167 of Title I of the Workforce Investment Act,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2012-31233
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
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 submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below to modify the application of existing mandatory safety standards codified in Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Removal of Job Training Partnership Act Implementing Regulations
Document Number: 2012-31029
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is removing the regulations at 20 CFR parts 626, 627, 628, 631, 632, 633, 634, 636, 637, and 638, which implemented the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA or the Act). These regulations were designed to improve the employment status of disadvantaged youth, adults, dislocated workers, and other individuals facing barriers to employment. In 1998, Congress passed the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), which required the Secretary of Labor to transition any authority under the JTPA to the system created by WIA. Therefore, the Department is taking this action to remove regulations for a program that is no longer operative.
Proposed Exemptions From Certain Prohibited Transaction Restrictions
Document Number: 2012-31166
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains notices 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). This notice includes the following proposed exemptions: D-11664, Atlas Energy, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan (the Plan); D-11718, Notice of Proposed Amendment to Prohibited Transaction Exemption (PTE) 2007-05, Involving Prudential Securities Incorporated; L-11720, The Mo-Kan Teamsters Apprenticeship and Training Fund (the Fund); L-11738, The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and Red Re, Inc. (Red Re) (together, the Applicants); and D-11671, Silchester International Investors LLP (Silchester or the Applicant).
Criteria and Procedures for Proposed Assessment of Civil Penalties; Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: 2012-30963
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
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 Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, (Inflation Adjustment Act) as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, requires the Agency to adjust civil penalties for inflation at least once every four years according to the formula specified in the Inflation Adjustment Act. The revised penalties apply to citations and orders issued on or after the effective date of this rule.
Notice of Availability of Producer Price Index (PPI) Data Users Survey
Document Number: 2012-31075
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will conduct a survey via the internet of Producer Price Index (PPI) data users. The survey is necessary to: Identify PPI data users, see how they use our data, and note areas of potential improvement to better meet our customer's needs. BLS last conducted a survey of PPI data users in late 1976 through early 1977. Since that time, numerous new time series data have been introduced with the goal of fulfilling the needs of data users. This survey will help us determine if we are meeting those goals, highlight areas for improvement to existing data series, and identify areas for future expansion.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Establishing Creditable Coverage Under Group Health Plans
Document Number: 2012-31055
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Establishing Creditable Coverage Under Group Health Plans,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Notice of Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion Under Group Health Plans
Document Number: 2012-30964
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Notice of Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion Under Group Health Plans,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC)
Document Number: 2012-30958
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
WPAC will meet January 29, 2013, in Washington, DC.
Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting
Document Number: 2012-30879
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Department of Labor
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO). The ACVETEO will discuss Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Services' (VETS) core programs and new initiatives regarding efforts that assist veterans seeking employment and raise employer awareness as to the advantages of hiring veterans. There will be an opportunity for persons or organizations to address the committee. Any individual or organization that wishes to do so should contact Mr. Gregory Green (202) 693-4734. Time constraints may limit the number of outside participants/presentations. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, and/or materials in alternative format) should notify the Advisory Committee no later than Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by contacting Mr. Gregory Green (202) 693-4734. Requests made after this date will be reviewed, but availability of the requested accommodations cannot be guaranteed. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. This notice also describes the functions of the Advisory Committee. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public. Date and Time: Friday, January 25, 2013, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at approximately 4:00 p.m. (E.S.T.).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Notice of Special Enrollment Rights under Group Health Plans
Document Number: 2012-30878
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee Benefits Security Administration sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Notice of Special Enrollment Rights under Group Health Plans,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts; Effective Date
Document Number: 2012-30595
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor announces the effective date of its Final Rule published on August 29, 2011, to implement Executive Order 13495, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts (Executive Order 13495 or Order). Executive Order 13495 states that the Order shall apply to solicitations issued on or after the effective date of regulations issued by the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FARC) to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to provide for the inclusion of the contract clause set forth in Executive Order 13495 in Federal solicitations and contracts for services subject to the Order (FARC Final Rule). The Department of Labor Final Rule provided that it would not be effective until the FARC issued the FARC Final Rule, and that as a result, the Department of Labor would publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing the effective date once the effective date was determined. The FARC has established January 18, 2013 as the effective date for its final rule. In accordance with the Department of Labor Final Rule, this document advises the public of the effective date of the Department's Final Rule. In addition, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the Department of Labor announces that the Office of Management and Budget has approved the information collection requirements contained in the Department of Labor Final Rule.
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2012-30576
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2012-30575
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Solicitation of Nominations for the Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor
Document Number: 2012-30570
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Solicitation of Nominations for the Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Pell Grants and the Payment of Unemployment Benefits to Individuals in Approved Training
Document Number: 2012-30569
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Pell Grants and the Payment of Unemployment Benefits to Individuals in Approved Training,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Records of Preshift and Onshift Inspections of Slope and Shaft Areas of Slope and Shaft Sinking Operations at Coal Mines
Document Number: 2012-30568
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Records of Preshift and Onshift Inspections of Slope and Shaft Areas of Slope and Shaft Sinking Operations at Coal Mines,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Pharmacy Billing Requirements
Document Number: 2012-30565
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Pharmacy Billing Requirements,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Notice of a Virtual Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA)
Document Number: 2012-30529
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to Section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2 Sec. 10), notice is hereby given to announce an open virtual meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) on January 17, 2013, which can be accessed from the Office of Apprenticeship's (OA) homepage: http://www.doleta.gov/oa/. The ACA is a discretionary committee established by the Secretary of Labor, in accordance with FACA, as amended in 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and its implementing regulations (41 CFR 101-6 and 102-3). All meetings of the ACA are open to the public. A virtual meeting of the ACA provides a cost savings to the government while still offering a venue that allows for public participation and transparency, as required by FACA.
Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-30523
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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 ``Multiple Worksite Report and the Report of Federal Employment and Wages.'' 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.
Notice of Approval for South Carolina for Avoidance of 2012 Credit Reduction Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act
Document Number: 2012-30518
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Sections 3302(c)(2) and 3302(d)(3) of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) provide that employers in a state that has an outstanding balance of advances under Title XII of the Social Security Act at the beginning of January 1 of two or more consecutive years are subject to a reduction in credits otherwise available against the FUTA tax for a calendar year, if a balance of advances remains at the beginning of November 10 of that year. Because the account of South Carolina in the Unemployment Trust Fund had a balance of advances at the beginning of January 1 of 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, and still had a balance of advances at the beginning of November 10, 2012, South Carolina employers were potentially liable for a reduction in their FUTA offset credit for 2012. Section 3302(g) of FUTA provides that a state may avoid credit reduction for a year by meeting certain criteria. South Carolina applied for avoidance of the 2012 credit reduction under this section. Pursuant to delegation of authority to me under Secretary's Order 06- 2010, I have determined that South Carolina meets all of the criteria of section 3302(g) and thus qualifies for credit reduction avoidance. Therefore, South Carolina employers will have no reduction in FUTA offset credit for calendar year 2012.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Applications, Grants, and Administration of Short Time Compensation Provisions
Document Number: 2012-30491
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Applications, Grants, and Administration of Short Time Compensation Provisions,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Reemployment Demonstration Grants and Projects
Document Number: 2012-30403
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Reemployment Demonstration Grants and Projects,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Claim for Medical Reimbursement
Document Number: 2012-30401
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Claim for Medical Reimbursement,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Explosive Materials and Blasting Units in Metal and Nonmetal Underground Gassy Mines
Document Number: 2012-30399
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Explosive Materials and Blasting Units in Metal and Nonmetal Underground Gassy Mines,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Preventing Backover Injuries and Fatalities
Document Number: 2012-30315
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA invites interested parties to participate in informal stakeholder meetings on preventing backover injuries and fatalities. OSHA plans to use information gathered at these meetings to evaluate backover risks across various industries, whether or how backovers may be prevented by new technology or other methods, and how effective those measures are.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Representative Fee Request
Document Number: 2012-30201
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Representative Fee Request,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Petitions for Mine Safety Standard Modification
Document Number: 2012-30200
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Petitions for Mine Safety Standard Modification,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2012-30191
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: 2012-30115
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, 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. 3056(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 Wage and Hour Division is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Work-Study Program of the Child Labor Regulations (WSP) Regulations 29 CFR Section 570.35b. A copy of the proposed information request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 State Monitoring
Document Number: 2012-30113
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 State Monitoring,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
OSHA Data Initiative (ODI); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2012-30044
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements for OSHA's Data Initiative program.
Notice of Proposed 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: 2012-29556
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
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 amendment to PTE 2006-06, 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.
Amendments to the Abandoned Plan Regulations
Document Number: 2012-29500
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains proposed amendments to three regulations previously published under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 that facilitate the termination of, and distribution of benefits from, individual account pension plans that have been abandoned by their sponsoring employers. The principal amendments propose to permit bankruptcy trustees to use the Department's Abandoned Plan Program to terminate and wind up the plans of sponsors in liquidation under chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. In addition, other technical amendments are proposed to improve the operation of the regulations. If adopted, the amendments would affect employee benefit plans, primarily small defined contribution plans, participants and beneficiaries, service providers, and individuals appointed to serve as trustees under chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Escape and Evacuation Plans for Surface Coal Mines and Surface Facilities and Surface Work Areas of Underground Coal Mines
Document Number: 2012-29869
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mine safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Escape and Evacuation Plans for Surface Coal Mines and Surface Facilities and Surface Work Areas of Underground Coal Mines,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Request for Employment Information
Document Number: 2012-29814
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Request for Employment Information,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Carrier's Report of Issuance of Policy
Document Number: 2012-29785
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Carrier's Report of Issuance of Policy,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Comment Request for Information Collection on Administrative Procedures Including Form MA 8-7, Extension Without Revisions
Document Number: 2012-29592
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-07
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the 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 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps 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, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data consistent with 20 CFR 601, including Form MA 8-7, which expires June 30, 2013.
Petition for Modification
Document Number: 2012-29585
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-07
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This notice amends a petition for modification published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2012, for the Mountain Coal Company, LLC, P.O. Box 591, 5174 Highway 133, Somerset, Colorado 81434.
Standards Improvement Project-Phase IV
Document Number: 2012-29514
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-06
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is initiating a regulatory review of its existing safety and health standards in response to the President's Executive Order 13563, ``Improving Regulations and Regulatory Review'' (76 FR 38210). The Agency conducted similar regulatory reviews of its existing standards previously as ``standards improvement projects.'' OSHA is issuing this request for information to initiate another of these regulatory reviews, and naming this review the Standards Improvement ProjectPhase IV (SIP-IV). The purpose of SIP-IV is to improve and streamline OSHA standards by removing or revising requirements that are confusing or outdated, or that duplicate, or are inconsistent with, other standards. The purpose of the regulatory review is to reduce regulatory burden while maintaining or enhancing employees' safety and health. SIP-IV will focus primarily on OSHA's construction standards. The purpose of this notice is to invite the public, including employers, employees, and employee representatives involved in the construction industry, to submit recommendations for revisions to existing construction standards, including the rationale for these recommendations. OSHA will review this information to determine the need for, and the content of, any subsequent SIP-IV rulemaking.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Unemployment Insurance Title XII Advances and Voluntary Repayment Process
Document Number: 2012-29382
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
On November 30, 2012, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Unemployment Insurance Title XII Advances and Voluntary Repayment Process,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
The Standard on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Shipyard Employment; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2012-29310
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Standard on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Shipyard Employment (29 CFR part 1915, subpart I).
Tribal Consultation Policy
Document Number: 2012-29246
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is issuing its final Tribal Consultation Policy. The Tribal Consultation Policy (hereinafter referred to as the ``policy'') establishes standards for improved consultation with federally-recognized Indian Tribes to the extent that no conflict exists with applicable federal laws or regulations. The policy applies to any Department action that affects federally- recognized Indian tribes and requires that the Department's government- to-government consultation involve appropriate Tribal and Departmental Officials. In addition to setting forth the final policy, this document also responds to comments on the proposed policy, which was published in the Federal Register on April 18, 2012 (77 FR 23283).
Rules of Practice and Procedure for Hearings Before the Office of Administrative Law Judges
Document Number: 2012-28516
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor proposes to revise and reorganize the Rules of Practice and Procedure for Administrative Hearings Before the Office of Administrative Law Judges, from our regulations, which provide procedural guidance to administrative law judges, claimants, employers, and Department of Labor representatives seeking to resolve disputes under a variety of employment and labor laws. The Office of Administrative Law Judges promulgated these regulations in 1983. The regulations were modeled on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) and have proved extraordinarily helpful in providing litigants with familiar rules governing hearing procedure. Since 1983, the FRCP have been amended many times. Moreover, in 2007 the FRCP were given a complete revision to improve style and clarity. The nature of litigation has also changed in the past 28 years, particularly in the areas of discovery and electronic records. Thus, OALJ has revised its regulations to make the rules more accessible and useful to parties, and to harmonize administrative hearing procedures with the current FRCP. The goal in amending the regulations is to provide clarity through the use of consistent terminology, structure and formatting so that parties have clear direction when pursuing or defending against a claim. In addition to revising the regulations to conform to modern legal procedure, the rules need to be modified to reflect the types of claims now heard by OALJ. When the rules were promulgated in 1983, OALJ primarily adjudicated occupational disease and injury cases. Presently, and looking ahead to the future, OALJ is and will be increasingly tasked with hearing whistleblower and other workplace retaliation claims, in addition to the occupational disease and injury cases. These types of cases require more structured management and oversight by the presiding administrative law judge and more sophisticated motions and discovery procedures than the current regulations provide. In order to best manage the complexities of whistleblower and discrimination claims, OALJ needs to update its rules to address the procedural questions that arise in these cases.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Unemployment Insurance Random Audit of Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 Claimants
Document Number: 2012-29064
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Unemployment Insurance Random Audit of Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 Claimants,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; State Administration of Applications and Grants for Self Employment Assistance Program
Document Number: 2012-29063
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``State Administration of Applications and Grants for Self Employment Assistance Program,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2012-29061
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor