Department of Labor February 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Interpreting Nondiscrimination Requirements of Executive Order 11246 With Respect to Systemic Compensation Discrimination and Voluntary Guidelines for Self-Evaluation of Compensation Practices for Compliance With Nondiscrimination Requirements of Executive Order 11246 With Respect to Systemic Compensation Discrimination
Document Number: 2013-04675
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is publishing a final notice rescinding two guidance documents: The Interpreting Nondiscrimination Requirements of Executive Order 11246 with respect to Systemic Compensation Discrimination and Voluntary Guidelines for Self-Evaluation of Compensation Practices for Compliance with Executive Order 11246 with respect to Systemic Compensation Discrimination. Rescinding these prior guidance documents will improve OFCCP's ability to enforce the Executive Order's ban on pay discrimination. It will eliminate a rarely used, ineffective and burdensome compliance procedure. This rescission allows OFCCP to better direct its resources for the benefit of victims of discrimination, the government, contractors, and taxpayers.
The Benzene Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2013-04650
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Benzene Standard (29 CFR 1910.1028).
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
Document Number: 2013-04482
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The ACCSH will hold a special meeting March 18, 2013, in Washington, DC, to consider a proposed rule to update OSHA's standard on Accident Prevention Signs and Tags in construction and proposed technical amendments and corrections to the Cranes and Derricks standards.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Reserve Funding Request
Document Number: 2013-04539
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
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, ``Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Reserve Funding Request,'' 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; Standard Job Corps Contractor Information Gathering
Document Number: 2013-04507
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
On February 28, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Standard Job Corps Contractor Information Gathering,'' 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.).
Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under Section 1558 of the Affordable Care Act
Document Number: 2013-04329
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This document provides the interim final regulations governing the employee protection (whistleblower) provision of section 1558 of the Affordable Care Act, which added section 18C of the Fair Labor Standards Act, to provide protections to employees of health insurance issuers or other employers who may have been subject to retaliation for reporting potential violations of the law's consumer protections (e.g., the prohibition on denials of insurance due to pre-existing conditions) or affordability assistance provisions (e.g., access to health insurance premium tax credits). This interim rule establishes procedures and time frames for the handling of retaliation complaints under section 18C, including procedures and time frames for employee complaints to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), investigations by OSHA, appeals of OSHA determinations to an administrative law judge (ALJ) for a hearing de novo, hearings by ALJs, review of ALJ decisions by the Administrative Review Board (ARB) (acting on behalf of the Secretary of Labor), and judicial review of the Secretary's final decision.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Job Clubs Study
Document Number: 2013-04391
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL), 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 required 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. A copy of the proposed ICR can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice or by accessing: http://www.doleta.gov/OMBCN/OMBControlNumber.cfm.
National Advisory Committee for Labor Provisions of U.S. Free Trade Agreements; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2013-04385
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, the Office of Trade and Labor Affairs (OTLA) gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Labor Provisions of U.S. Free Trade Agreements (``Committee'' or ``NAC''), which was established by the Secretary of Labor. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the implementation of the labor provisions of Free Trade Agreements, as well as a Subcommittee's report on ILAB's research priorities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Unemployment Insurance Data Validation Program
Document Number: 2013-04374
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
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, ``Unemployment Insurance Data Validation Program,'' 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: 2013-04370
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Access to Multiemployer Plan Information
Document Number: 2013-04333
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
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, ``Access to Multiemployer Plan Information,'' 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.).
Federal-State Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program; Data Exchange Standardization as Required by Section 2104 of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
Document Number: 2013-04332
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (Department's) Employment and Training Administration proposes to designate in regulation data exchange standards, developed in consultation with an interagency work group established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for Unemployment Insurance (UI) administration as required by amendments to Title IX of the Social Security Act (SSA) made by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (the Act). This proposed regulation would establish data exchange standards for three categories of information: real-time applications on the Interstate Connection Network (ICON); the State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES); and implementation of the standards identified for ICON and SIDES in major Information Technology (IT) modernization projects to upgrade UI Benefits and Tax systems by State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) using Federal funds.
Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-04267
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
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 Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) of the Department of Labor (Department) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the collection of information requirements implementing Executive Order (E.O.) 13496: Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws. 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 Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-04258
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Training
Document Number: 2013-04257
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-25
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, ``Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship 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.).
Public Availability of Department of Labor FY 2012 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2013-04125
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
Agency: Department of Labor
In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), the Department of Labor (DOL) is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of its FY 2012 Service Contract Inventory. This inventory provides information on service contract actions over $25,000 made in FY 2012. The information is organized by function to show how contracted resources are distributed throughout the agency. The inventory has been developed in accordance with guidance issued on November 5, 2010, by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). OFPP's guidance is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/procurement /memo/ service-contract-inventories-guidance-11052010.pdf. The Department of Labor has posted its inventory and a summary of the inventory on the agency's Web site at the following link: http://www.dol.gov/dol/ aboutdol/main.htm#inventory.
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-04018
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-04017
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-04002
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
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 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs is soliciting comments concerning the proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Certification by School Official (CM-981). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Pattern of Violations
Document Number: 2013-03797
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) requires this notice to set forth the effectiveness of information collection requirements contained in the final rule on Pattern of Violations.
Division of Federal Employees' Compensation; Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-03661
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
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 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Claim for Reimbursement Assisted Reemployment (CA-2231). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Division of Federal Employees' Compensation, Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-03659
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
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 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Death Gratuity Forms (CA- 40, CA-41, and CA-42). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Safety and Health Regulations for Construction
Document Number: 2013-3755
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2013-03583
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
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.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-03540
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-03539
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
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: 2013-03463
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-14
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department) is extending the comment period for a proposed amendment to PTE 2006-06, a prohibited transaction class exemption issued under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). PTE 2006-06 provides an exemption for certain transactions entered into on behalf of individual account pension plans that have been abandoned by their sponsors.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Mine Rescue Teams, Arrangements for Emergency Medical Assistance, and Arrangements for Transportation for Injured Persons
Document Number: 2013-03404
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-14
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, ``Mine Rescue Teams, Arrangements for Emergency Medical Assistance, and Arrangements for Transportation for Injured Persons,'' 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.).
Proposed Amendment to the Information Collection Requirements of Prohibited Transaction Exemption 77-4 for Certain Transactions Between Investment Companies and Employee Benefit Plans
Document Number: 2013-03398
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-14
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments on the proposed amendment to the information collection request (ICR) contained in Prohibited Transaction Exemption 77-4 that is described below. A copy of the ICR may be obtained by contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. ICRs also are available at reginfo.gov (http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Securities Lending by Employee Benefit Plans
Document Number: 2013-03318
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-13
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, ``Securities Lending by Employee Benefit 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.).
Walking and Working Surfaces Standard for General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2013-03229
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Walking and Working Surfaces Standard for General Industry (29 CFR part 1910, subpart D).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Surface Coal Mine-Daily Inspection, Certified Person, Inspection Report
Document Number: 2013-03096
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-12
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, ``Surface Coal MineDaily Inspection, Certified Person, Inspection Report,'' 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.).
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-03095
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-12
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-03093
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-12
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for National Farmworker Jobs Program Grants
Document Number: 2013-03092
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-12
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL or Department) announces a grant competition for the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), authorized under section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). NFJP provides training, employment services, and related assistance in order to increase economic opportunities for migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFW) and their dependents. The Department is exercising its option under WIA to continue grant awards to NFJP grantees that have performed successfully, and hold a grant competition for service delivery areas in which the current grantee has not performed adequately. Therefore, this grant competition is only seeking applications to operate NFJP in the following service areas: California (central California service area covering Merced, Madera and Stanislaus Counties), Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico. A total of approximately $9.6 million is expected to be available for grants in these service areas. However, the final amount available depends upon the amount of funds appropriated for NFJP in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Department of Labor Appropriations Act. The complete SGA and any subsequent SGA amendments in connection with this solicitation are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/grants/ or on http://www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this solicitation.
Hazard Communication; Corrections and Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2013-01416
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is correcting its regulations that were amended by the Hazard Communication Standard final rule, published in the Federal Register on March 26, 2012. The majority of the corrections are to references inadvertently missed in the original publication of the final rule. Other corrections include correcting values or notations in tables, and updating references to terms.
Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Revising the Exemption for Digger Derricks
Document Number: 2013-02777
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-07
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA published a direct final rule and a companion notice of proposed rulemaking on November 9, 2012, to broaden the exemption for digger derricks in its construction standard for cranes and derricks. OSHA received a significant adverse comment on the direct final rule and is, therefore, withdrawing the direct final rule. OSHA will issue a final rule at a later date based on the notice of proposed rulemaking.
Reorganization and Delegation of Authority; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2013-01020
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
This document makes a number of technical amendments to Chapter IV of the Department of Labor's regulations. These amendments are necessary because of the dissolution of the Employment Standards Administration (ESA), and because the Secretary's order of November 16, 2012, delegated authority and assigned responsibilities to the Director of the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) in administering the Department's responsibilities under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA) and under certain provisions relating to standards of conduct for federal sector labor organizations in the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (FSA), and the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (CAA). In addition, a separate order on November 16, 2012, delegated authority and assigned certain responsibilities in enforcement of the CSRA, LMRDA, and FSA, previously vested in ESA, to the Department's Administrative Review Board (ARB).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Gamma Radiation Surveys
Document Number: 2013-02397
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-04
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, ``Gamma Radiation Surveys,'' 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.).
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2013-02190
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-01
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.
Stakeholder Meeting on the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program
Document Number: 2013-02173
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA invites interested parties to attend an informal stakeholder meeting concerning Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) Program policies. The meeting will focus on the following topics: NRTL independence; the NRTL initial application process and timeline; the NRTL renewal process; and, at OSHA's discretion and as time permits, other topics raised by participants or OSHA staff. OSHA plans to use the information gathered at this meeting to explore development of new or revised policies, procedures, or guidelines for the NRTL Program.