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

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act High Growth and Emerging Industries and Other Grants, Performance Data
Document Number: 2013-27138
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-13
Agency: Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``American Recovery and Reinvestment Act High Growth and Emerging Industries and other Grants, Performance Data,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
Final Rules Under the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008; Technical Amendment to External Review for Multi-State Plan Program
Document Number: 2013-27086
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-13
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final rules implementing the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, which requires parity between mental health or substance use disorder benefits and medical/surgical benefits with respect to financial requirements and treatment limitations under group health plans and group and individual health insurance coverage. This document also contains a technical amendment relating to external review with respect to the multi-state plan program administered by the Office of Personnel Management.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; American Time Use Survey
Document Number: 2013-27060
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``American Time Use Survey,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; American Time Use Survey-Eating and Health Supplement
Document Number: 2013-27059
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``American Time Use SurveyEating and Health Supplement,'' 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; Resource Justification Model
Document Number: 2013-26821
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-08
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, ``Resource Justification Model,'' (RJM) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Worker Classification Survey
Document Number: 2013-26820
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``Worker Classification Survey,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program: Certifications for 2013 Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act
Document Number: 2013-26800
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Secretary of Labor signed the annual certifications under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, 26 U.S.C. 3301 et seq., thereby enabling employers who make contributions to state unemployment funds to obtain certain credits against their liability for the federal unemployment tax. By letter, the certifications were transmitted to the Secretary of the Treasury. The letter and certifications are printed below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Job Corps Application Data
Document Number: 2013-26764
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-08
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, ``Job Corps Application Data,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, 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; Application for a Permit To Fire More Than 20 Boreholes and/or for the Use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-Firing Units; Posting Notices of Misfires
Document Number: 2013-26747
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-08
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, ``Application for a Permit to Fire More than 20 Boreholes and/or for the Use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-firing Units; Posting Notices of Misfires,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Annual Refiling Survey
Document Number: 2013-26746
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Annual Refiling Survey,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
Document Number: 2013-26711
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The purpose of this rulemaking is to improve workplace safety and health through the collection of useful, accessible, establishment- specific injury and illness data to which OSHA currently does not have direct, timely, and systematic access. With the information acquired through this proposed rule, employers, employees, employee representatives, the government, and researchers will be better able to identify and abate workplace hazards. OSHA is proposing to amend its recordkeeping regulations to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and illness information employers are already required to keep under OSHA's regulations for recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses. The proposed rule amends the regulation on the annual OSHA injury and illness survey of ten or more employers to add three new electronic reporting requirements. The proposed rule does not add to or change any employer's obligation to complete and retain injury and illness records under OSHA's regulations for recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses. The proposed rule also does not add to or change the recording criteria or definitions for these records. The proposed rule only modifies employers' obligations to transmit information from these records to OSHA or OSHA's designee.
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
Document Number: 2013-26646
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-07
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
ACCSH will meet December 5-6, 2013, in Washington, DC. OSHA also announces the Assistant Secretary of Labor request for nominations for membership on ACCSH.
Exemptions From Certain Prohibited Transaction Restrictions
Document Number: 2013-26630
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-07
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains exemptions issued by the Department of Labor (the Department) 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: 2013-10, UBS AG and Its Current and Future Affiliates and Subsidiaries, D-11506; 2013-11, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., D-11640; 2013-12, Sears Holding Savings Plan, Sears Holdings Puerto Rico Savings Plan and the Lands' End, Inc. Retirement Plan, D- 11739, D-11740, and D-11741; 2013-13, American International Group, Inc. Incentive Savings Plan, American General Agents' & Managers' Thrift Plan, and Chartis Insurance Company-Puerto Rico Capital Growth Plan, D-11767, D-11768 and D-11769.
Proposed Exemptions From Certain Prohibited Transaction Restrictions
Document Number: 2013-26506
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-06
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-11729, Bank of America Corporation; and L-11760, Intel Corporation.
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-26504
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-06
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-26503
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-06
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Blount International, Inc., Including On-Site Leased Workers From Express Employment Professionals, Portland, Oregon
Document Number: 2013-26501
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-06
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
Document Number: 2013-26496
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-06
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries,'' 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.).
Incorporation by Reference; Accident Prevention Signs and Tags; Correction
Document Number: 2013-26338
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-06
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This document contains corrections to the final regulations, which were published in the Federal Register of Thursday, June 13, 2013 (78 FR 35559). The regulations update OSHA's general industry and construction signage standards by adding references to the latest American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards on specifications for accident prevention signs and tags.
Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Signage
Document Number: 2013-26336
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-06
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
On June 13, 2013, OSHA published in the Federal Register (78 FR 35559) a direct final rule that revised its signage standards for general industry and construction by updating the references to national consensus standards approved by the American National Standards Institute, a clearinghouse that verifies that the criteria for approval of consensus standards have been met. OSHA stated in that Federal Register notice that it would withdraw the companion proposed rule and confirm the effective date of the direct final rule if the Agency received no significant adverse comments on the direct final rule. Since OSHA received no such significant adverse comments, the Agency now confirms that the direct final rule became effective as a final rule on September 11, 2013.
Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Signage
Document Number: 2013-26337
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
With this notice, OSHA is withdrawing the proposed rule that accompanied its direct final rule revising its signage standards for general industry and construction.
TÜV SÜD America, Inc.: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2013-26284
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D America, Inc.'s application containing a request for renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) under 29 CFR 1910.7.
Proposed Information Collection; Slope and Shaft Sinking Plans (Pertains to Surface Work Areas of Underground Coal Mines)
Document Number: 2013-26127
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
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 continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). This program helps to assure 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 Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the extension of the information collection for Slope and Shaft Sinking Plans, 30 CFR 77.1900.