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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Claim for Compensation by a Dependent Information Reports
Document Number: 2013-15737
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
On July 1, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Claim for Compensation by a Dependent Information Reports,'' 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.).
Mine Rescue Teams
Document Number: 2013-15940
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Claim for Compensation by a Dependent Information Reports
Document Number: 2013-15540
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-28
Agency: Department of Labor
On July 1, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Claim for Compensation by a Dependent Information Reports,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Work Application and Job Order Recordkeeping
Document Number: 2013-15522
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-28
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, ``Work Application and Job Order Recordkeeping,'' 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.).
SGS North America, Inc. (Formerly SGS U.S. Testing Company, Inc.)
Document Number: 2013-15229
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces the application of SGS North America, Inc., for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory by the addition of one test site and the removal of one test site. This notice presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant this request. This notice also announces a voluntary modification of the NRTL scope of recognition of SGS North America, Inc., and formally reflects the name change from SGS U.S. Testing Company, Inc. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of this application.
Proposed Modification to the Scopes of Recognition of Several NRTLs
Document Number: 2013-15228
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA proposes to delete several test standards from the scopes of recognition of several nationally recognized testing laboratories (NRTLs), and to incorporate into the scopes of recognition of several NRTLs test standards to replace some of the deleted test standards.
International Labor Comparisons
Document Number: 2013-15119
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
The International Labor Comparisons (ILC) program adjusted foreign data to a common framework of concepts, definitions, and classifications to facilitate data comparisons between the United States and other countries. ILC data were used to assess United States economic performance relative to other countries, as well as to evaluate the competitive position of the United States in international markets. On March 1, 2013, President Obama ordered into effect the across- the-board spending cuts (commonly referred to as sequestration) required by the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as amended. In order to achieve these budget cuts and protect core programs, The Bureau of Labor Statistics is eliminating the International Labor Comparisons program. Subject to BLS policies and procedures, the underlying data and the methodology used to produce the data will be available upon request.
Announcement Regarding a Change in Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claimants in Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, the Virgin Islands and Wisconsin in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) Program, and the Federal-State Extended Benefits (EB) Program
Document Number: 2013-15105
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Announcement regarding a change in eligibility for Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants in Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, the Virgin Islands and Wisconsin in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) program, and the Federal-State Extended Benefits (EB) program. The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) produces trigger notices indicating which states qualify for both EB and EUC08 benefits, and provides the beginning and ending dates of payable periods for each qualifying state. The trigger notices covering state eligibility for these programs can be found at: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/claims arch.asp. The following changes have occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding states EUC08 and EB trigger status: Alabama's trigger value had fallen below the 7.0% threshold and has triggered ``off'' Tier 3 of EUC08. Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 18, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted total unemployment rate (TUR) in Alabama was 6.9%, falling below the 7.0% trigger threshold necessary to remain ``on'' Tier 3 of EUC08. The week ending April 13, 2013, was the last week in which EUC08 claimants in Alabama could exhaust Tier 2 and establish Tier 3 eligibility. Under the phase-out provisions, claimants could receive any remaining entitlement they had for Tier 3 after April 13, 2013. Alaska's insured unemployment rate (IUR) has fallen below the 6.0% trigger threshold and has triggered ``off'' of EB. Based on data from Alaska for the week ending April 13, 2013, the 13 week IUR in Alaska fell below the 6.0% trigger threshold necessary to remain ``on'' EB. The payable period in EB for Alaska ended May 4, 2013. Alaska's IUR has fallen below the 6.0% trigger threshold and has triggered ``off'' Tier 4 of EUC08. Based on data from Alaska for the week ending April 13, 2013, the 13 week IUR in Alaska fell below the 6.0% trigger rate threshold to remain ``on'' Tier 4 of EUC08. The week ending May 4, 2013, was the last week in which EUC08 claimants in Alaska could exhaust Tier 3, and establish Tier 4 eligibility. Under the phase-out provisions, claimants could receive any remaining entitlement they had for Tier 4 after May 4, 2013. Delaware's trigger value exceeds the 7.0% trigger threshold and has triggered ``on'' Tier 3 of EUC08. Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 18, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted TUR in Delaware was 7.1%, exceeding the 7.0% threshold necessary to trigger ``on'' Tier 3 of EUC08. The week beginning April 7, 2013, was the first week in which EUC08 claimants in Delaware who had exhausted Tier 2, and are otherwise eligible, could establish Tier 3 eligibility. Illinois' trigger value met the 9.0% trigger threshold and has triggered ``on'' Tier 4 of EUC08. Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 29, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted TUR in Illinois met the 9.0% trigger threshold to trigger ``on'' Tier 4 of EUC08. The week beginning April 14, 2013, was the first week in which EUC08 claimants in Illinois who had exhausted Tier 3, and were otherwise eligible, could establish Tier 4 eligibility. Louisiana's trigger value has fallen below the 6.0% trigger threshold and has triggered ``off'' Tier 2 of EUC08. Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 18, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted TUR in Louisiana was 5.8%, falling below the 6.0% trigger threshold to remain ``on'' Tier 2 of EUC08. The week ending April 13, 2013, was the last week in which EUC08 claimants in Louisiana could exhaust Tier 1, and establish Tier 2 eligibility. Under the phase-out provisions, claimants could receive any remaining entitlement they had in Tier 2 after April 13, 2013. Michigan's trigger value has fallen below the 9.0% trigger threshold and has triggered ``off'' Tier 4 of EUC08. Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 18, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted TUR for Michigan was 8.9%, falling below the 9.0% trigger threshold to remain ``on'' Tier 4 of EUC08. The week ending April 13, 2013, was the last week in which EUC08 claimants in Michigan could exhaust Tier 3, and establish Tier 4 eligibility. Under the phase-out provisions, claimants could receive any remaining entitlement they had in Tier 4 after April 13, 2013. Mississippi's trigger value exceeds the 9.0% trigger threshold and has triggered ``on'' Tier 4 of EUC08. Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 29, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted TUR in Mississippi was 9.3%, exceeding the 9.0% trigger threshold to trigger ``on'' Tier 4 of EUC08. The week beginning April 14, 2013, was the first week in which EUC08 claimants in Mississippi who had exhausted Tier 3, and are otherwise eligible, could establish Tier 4 eligibility. Ohio's trigger value met the 7.0% trigger threshold and has triggered ``on'' Tier 3 of EUC08. Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on April 19, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted total unemployment rate in Ohio had met 7.0% trigger threshold to trigger ``on'' in Tier 3 of EUC08. The week beginning May 5, 2013, was the first week in which EUC08 claimants in Ohio who had exhausted Tier 2, and were otherwise eligible, could establish Tier 3 eligibility. The Virgin Islands' estimated trigger rate fell below the 6.0% threshold and has triggered ``off'' both Tier 2 and Tier 3 of EUC08. Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 8, 2013, the estimated three month average, seasonally adjusted TUR in the Virgin Islands fell below the 6.0% trigger threshold rate to remain ``on'' both Tier 2 and Tier 3 of EUC08. That triggered the Virgin Islands off both Tier 2 and Tier 3 of EUC08. The week ending March, 30 2013, was the last week in which EUC08 claimants in the Virgin Islands could exhaust Tier 1 and establish Tier 2 eligibility, or exhaust Tier 2 and establish Tier 3 eligibility. Wisconsin's trigger value met the 7.0% threshold and has triggered ``on'' Tier 3 of EUC08, however mandatory 13 week ``off'' period delayed effective date. Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on April 19, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted TUR for Wisconsin has met the 7.0% trigger rate threshold to trigger ``on'' Tier 3 of EUC08. However, Wisconsin was in a 13 week mandatory ``off'' period that started February 9, 2013, and did not conclude until May 11, 2013. As a result, Wisconsin remained in an ``off'' period for Tier 3 of EUC08 through May 11, 2013, and triggered ``on'' Tier 3 of EUC08 effective May 12, 2013. The week beginning May 12, 2013, was the first week in which EUC08 claimants in Wisconsin who have exhausted Tier 2, and are otherwise eligible, can establish Tier 3 eligibility.
Request for Certification of Compliance-Rural Industrialization Loan and Grant Program
Document Number: 2013-14856
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration is issuing this notice to announce the receipt of a ``Certification of Non-Relocation and Market and Capacity Information Report'' (Form 4279-2) for the following:
Request for Certification of Compliance-Rural Industrialization Loan and Grant Program
Document Number: 2013-14855
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration is issuing this notice to announce the receipt of a ``Certification of Non-Relocation and Market and Capacity Information Report'' (Form 4279-2) for the following:
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-14851
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-14850
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Proposed Amendments to Class Prohibited Transaction Exemptions To Remove Credit Ratings Pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Document Number: 2013-14790
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a notice of pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of Proposed Amendments to Prohibited Transaction Exemption (PTE) 75-1 (40 FR 50845, October 31, 1975, as amended by 71 FR 5883, February 3, 2006); PTE 80-83 (45 FR 73189, November 4, 1980); PTE 81-8 (46 FR 7511, January 23, 1981, as amended by 50 FR 14043, April 9, 1985); PTE 95-60 (60 FR 35925, July 12, 1995); PTE 97-41 (62 FR 42830, August 8, 1997); and PTE 2006-16 (71 FR 63786, October 31, 2006). The proposed amendments relate to the use of credit ratings as standards of credit-worthiness in such class exemptions. Section 939A of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) requires the Department to remove any references to or requirements of reliance on credit ratings from its class exemptions and to substitute such standards of credit-worthiness as the Department determines to be appropriate. If adopted, the proposed amendments would affect participants and beneficiaries of employee benefit plans, fiduciaries of such plans, and the financial institutions that engage in transactions with, or provide services or products to, the plans.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Death Gratuity
Document Number: 2013-14473
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-18
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, ``Death Gratuity,'' 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.).
Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Nominations for Vacancies
Document Number: 2013-14460
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-18
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Comment Request for Information Collection for Job Corps Application Data; Extension With Minor Revisions
Document Number: 2013-14459
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-18
Agency: Employment and Training 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. 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 Job Corps application data collection forms (OMB Control NO. 1205-0025, expires 11/30/2013): ETA Form 652, Job Corps Data Sheet; ETA Form 655, Statement from Court or Other Agency; and ETA Form 682, Child Care Certification.
Workforce Investment Act: Native American Employment and Training Council
Document Number: 2013-14457
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to Section 10 (a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92-463), as amended, and Section 166 (h)(4) of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) [29 U.S.C. 2911(h)(4)], notice is hereby given of the next teleconference meeting of the Native American Employment and Training Council (Council), as constituted under WIA.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2013-14449
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-18
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; Regulations Containing Procedures for Handling of Retaliation Complaints
Document Number: 2013-14248
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Regulations Containing Procedures for Handling of Retaliation Complaints,'' 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: 2013-14109
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-14
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coal Mine Rescue Teams; Arrangements for Emergency Medical Assistance and Transportation for Injured Persons; Agreements; Reporting Requirements; Posting Requirements
Document Number: 2013-14107
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-14
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, 42 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 is soliciting comments concerning the extension of the information collection related to 30 CFR Sections 49.12, 49.13, 49.16, 49.17, 49.18, 49.19, 49.50, 75.1713-1 and 77.1702.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Safety Standards for Underground Coal Mine Ventilation-Belt Entry Used as an Intake Air Course To Ventilate Working Sections and Areas Where Mechanized Mining Equipment Is Being Installed or Removed
Document Number: 2013-14106
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-14
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 information collections related to the provisions of 30 CFR 75.350, 75.351, 75.352 and 75.371.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: 2013-14104
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-14
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: Medical Travel Refund Request (OWCP-957). 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 Coal Mine Workers' Compensation; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-14103
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-14
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 proposed collection: Survivor's Form for Benefits (CM-912). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice.
Black Lung Benefits Act: Standards for Chest Radiographs
Document Number: 2013-13971
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
Physicians and adjudicators use chest radiographs (X-rays) as a tool in evaluating whether a coal miner suffers from pneumoconiosis (black lung disease). Accordingly, the Department's regulations implementing the Black Lung Benefits Act allow the submission of radiographs in connection with benefit claims and set out quality standards for their performance. These standards are currently limited to film radiographs. In recent years, many medical facilities have phased out film radiography in favor of digital radiography. This proposed rule would update the existing film-radiograph standards and provide parallel standards for digital radiographs. The proposed rule would also update outdated terminology and remove certain obsolete provisions.
Black Lung Benefits Act: Standards for Chest Radiographs
Document Number: 2013-13970
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
Physicians and adjudicators use chest radiographs (X-rays) as a tool in evaluating whether a coal miner suffers from pneumoconiosis (black lung disease). Accordingly, the Department's regulations implementing the Black Lung Benefits Act allow the submission of radiographs in connection with benefit claims and set out quality standards for their performance. These standards are currently limited to film radiographs. In recent years, many medical facilities have phased out film radiography in favor of digital radiography. This direct final rule updates the existing film-radiograph standards and provides parallel standards for digital radiographs. This rule also updates outdated terminology and removes certain obsolete provisions.
Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Signage
Document Number: 2013-13910
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (``OSHA'' or ``the Agency'') proposes to update its general industry and construction signage standards by adding references to the latest versions of the American National Standards Institute (``ANSI'') standards on specifications for accident prevention signs and tags, ANSI Z535.1-2006(R2011), Z535.2-2011, and Z535.5-2011. OSHA also is proposing to retain the existing references to the earlier ANSI standards, ANSI Z53.1-1967, Z35.1-1968, and Z35.2-1968, in its signage standards, thereby providing employers an option to comply with the updated or earlier standards. In addition, OSHA is proposing to incorporate by reference Part VI of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (``MUTCD''), 1988 Edition, Revision 3, into the incorporation-by-reference section of the construction standards, having inadvertently omitted this edition of the MUTCD from this section during an earlier rulemaking, and amend citations in two provisions of the construction standards to show the correct incorporation-by-reference section. In addition, OSHA is publishing a direct final rule in today's Federal Register adding the same references.
Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Signage
Document Number: 2013-13909
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (``OSHA'' or ``the Agency'') is issuing this direct final rule to update its general industry and construction signage standards by adding references to the latest versions of the American National Standards Institute (``ANSI'') standards on specifications for accident prevention signs and tags, ANSI Z535.1-2006(R2011), Z535.2-2011 and Z535.5-2011. In this rulemaking, OSHA is retaining the existing references to the earlier ANSI standards, ANSI Z53.1-1967, Z35.1-1968 and Z35.2-1968, in its signage standards, thereby providing employers an option to comply with the updated or earlier standards. OSHA also is incorporating by reference Part VI of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (``MUTCD''), 1988 Edition, Revision 3, into the incorporation-by- reference section of the construction standards having inadvertently omitted this edition of the MUTCD from this section during an earlier rulemaking, and amending citations in two provisions of the construction standards to show the correct incorporation-by-reference section. In addition, OSHA is publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking in today's Federal Register adding the same references.
Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation; Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-13957
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-12
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(copyright)(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 (OWCP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Securing Financial Obligations under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and its Extension (LS-276, LS-275-IC and LS-275-SI) A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this Notice.
Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation; Proposed Collection of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-13953
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-12
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 proposed collection: Request for State or Federal Workers' Compensation Information (CM-905). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption for Certain Transactions Between Investment Companies and Employee Benefit Plans
Document Number: 2013-13830
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-12
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) revision titled, ``Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption for Certain Transactions between Investment Companies and Employee Benefit Plans,'' 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.).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Program to Prevent Smoking in Hazardous Areas (Pertains to Underground Coal Mines)
Document Number: 2013-13793
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-11
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. 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.
All Items Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers United States City Average
Document Number: 2013-13750
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Evaluation of the Army Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers (UCX) Claimants Initiative
Document Number: 2013-13749
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-11
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). 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.
All Items Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers; United States City Average
Document Number: 2013-13748
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-13659
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2013-13658
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Asbestos in General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2013-13488
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-07
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 Standard on Asbestos in General Industry (29 CFR 1910.1001).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 80-83, Sale of Securities to Reduce Indebtedness of Party in Interest
Document Number: 2013-13368
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-06
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, ``Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 80-83, Sale of Securities to Reduce Indebtedness of Party in Interest,'' 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.).
Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Notice of Incentive Funding Availability Based on Program Year (PY) 2011 Performance
Document Number: 2013-13322
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register of May 24, 2013, notifying eligible state grantees of their Workforce Investment Act incentive grant status and total award amount. The document contained one incorrect state; ``Missouri'' should be replaced with ``Mississippi''.
Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2013-13311
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-05
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 General Industry Standard on Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck cranes (29 CFR 1910.180).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Claim for Reimbursement-Assisted Reemployment
Document Number: 2013-12981
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Claim for Reimbursement-Assisted Reemployment,'' (Form CA-2231) 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.).
Publication of the 5-Year Research and Evaluation Strategic Plan Program Years 2012-2017
Document Number: 2013-12966
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice is hereby given of the publication of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration's (USDOL/ ETA) 5-Year Research and Evaluation Strategic Plan for 2012-2017. Under Section 171 of the Workforce Investment Act, every 2 years the Secretary of Labor is required to transmit to Congress a strategic plan for pilots, demonstrations, and research over the next 5 years in areas related to workforce development programs and policies. The full report is available here: http://wdr.doleta.gov/research/FullTextDocuments/ ETAOP201321.pdf.
Incentives for Nondiscriminatory Wellness Programs in Group Health Plans
Document Number: 2013-12916
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-03
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 regulations, consistent with the Affordable Care Act, regarding nondiscriminatory wellness programs in group health coverage. Specifically, these final regulations increase the maximum permissible reward under a health-contingent wellness program offered in connection with a group health plan (and any related health insurance coverage) from 20 percent to 30 percent of the cost of coverage. The final regulations further increase the maximum permissible reward to 50 percent for wellness programs designed to prevent or reduce tobacco use. These regulations also include other clarifications regarding the reasonable design of health-contingent wellness programs and the reasonable alternatives they must offer in order to avoid prohibited discrimination.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Certificate of Electrical Training
Document Number: 2013-12949
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-31
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. 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.
Comment Request for Information Collection for ETA Form 232, Domestic Agricultural In-Season Wage Report and ETA Form 232-A, Wage Survey Interview Record, Extension with Revisions
Document Number: 2013-12851
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-30
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 about ETA Form 232, Domestic Agricultural In-Season Wage Report and ETA Form 232-A, Wage Survey Interview Record, OMB Control No. 1205- 0017, both of which expire July 31, 2013. These forms are used by the State Workforce Agencies to collect wage information from agricultural employers.