Department of Labor November 20, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Record Requirements in the Mechanical Power Presses Standard
Document Number: 2013-27695
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is making two main revisions to its Mechanical Power Presses Standard. First, OSHA is revising a provision that requires employers to develop and maintain certification records of periodic inspections performed on the presses by adding a requirement that they develop and maintain certification records of any maintenance and repairs they perform on the presses during the periodic inspections. Second, OSHA is removing the requirement from another provision that employers develop and maintain certification records of weekly inspections and tests performed on the presses. This rulemaking is part of the Department of Labor's initiative to reduce paperwork burden; it will remove 613,600 hours of unnecessary paperwork burden for employers, while maintaining employee protection. OSHA is publishing a companion proposal elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register taking the same action.
Record Requirements in the Mechanical Power Presses Standard
Document Number: 2013-27694
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is proposing to make two main revisions to its Mechanical Power Presses Standard. First, OSHA is proposing to revise a provision that requires employers to develop and maintain certification records of periodic inspections performed on the presses by adding a requirement that they develop and maintain certification records of any maintenance and repairs they perform on the presses during the periodic inspections. Second, OSHA is proposing to remove the requirement from another provision that employers develop and maintain certification records of weekly inspections and tests performed on the presses. This rulemaking is part of the Department of Labor's initiative to reduce paperwork burden; it will remove 613,600 hours of unnecessary paperwork burden for employers, while maintaining employee protection. OSHA is publishing a companion direct final rule elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register taking this same action.
Labor Certification Process for Logging Employment and Non-H-2A Agricultural Employment
Document Number: 2013-27693
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This final rule rescinds the regulations for employers in the logging industry utilizing foreign workers. The regulations became obsolete after a rulemaking in 2010 reassigned them elsewhere in the Code of Federal Regulations. The Department of Labor (``Department'') is issuing this final rule to remove the obsolete regulations.
Attestation Process for Employers Using F-1 Students in Off-Campus Work
Document Number: 2013-27685
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This final rule rescinds the regulations which provided rules governing employers seeking to hire F-1 foreign students as part-time workers off-campus. These subparts became obsolete after the authorizing statute and its two-year extension expired in 1996. Accordingly, the Department of Labor (the Department) is taking this action to remove regulations that no longer have force and effect.
Removal of Attestation Process for Facilities Using H-1A Registered Nurses
Document Number: 2013-27683
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This final rule rescinds the regulations found which provided rules governing health care facilities using nonimmigrant foreign workers as registered nurses under the H-1A visa program. These subparts became obsolete after the authorizing statute and all extensions expired. Accordingly, the Department of Labor (the Department) is taking this action to remove regulations that no longer have force and effect.