Department of Labor April 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Meeting of the President's Committee on the International Labor Organization
Document Number: 2014-09838
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, as amended), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the President's Committee on the International Labor Organization (ILO). Purpose: The Secretary of Labor will chair a meeting of the President's Committee on the International Labor Organization to review and discuss current issues relating to the United States' tripartite participation in the ILO. The discussion will involve information the premature disclosure of which would be likely to significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action. Accordingly, the meeting will be closed to the public, pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Employment First Leadership State Mentoring Program Community of Practice Survey; Proposed Information Collection Request
Document Number: 2014-09813
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), 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, DOL's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection of information for the Employment First Leadership State Mentoring Program Community of Practice Survey. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2014-09756
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Wind Clean Corporation; Coleman, Texas; Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration
Document Number: 2014-09754
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2014-09750
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Comment Request for Information Collection for ETA 9165, Unemployment Insurance Supplemental Budget Request Activities; New Collection
Document Number: 2014-09749
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-29
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 collection 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 new collection of data on the ETA 9165, Supplemental Budget Request Activities. The new ETA 9165 will be used by the National and regional offices to monitor the progress of State Workforce Agencies in successfully implementing projects funded through Supplemental Budget Requests. This information will include the funded project title and purpose, the project timeline and milestones, and a narrative description of the project implementation status. It will also include explanations of any delays in implementation, proposals for addressing any problems that caused the delay and new project timelines if applicable, a self-reported designation of the implementation status (i.e. complete/ahead of schedule/on schedule/or behind schedule), and a discussion of identified technical assistance needs for the successful completion of the project.
Comment Request for Information Collection for Employment and Training (ET) Handbook 336, 18th Edition: “Unemployment Insurance (UI) State Quality Service Plan Planning (SQSP) and Reporting Guidelines,” Extension Without Revision
Document Number: 2014-09748
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-29
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 the proposed extension to ET Handbook 336, 18th Edition: ``Unemployment Insurance (UI) State Quality Service Plan Planning (SQSP) and Reporting Guidelines'' which expires October 31, 2014.
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.: Modification of Scope of Recognition
Document Number: 2014-09530
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory under 29 CFR 1910.7.
Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program
Document Number: 2014-09514
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department), announces the availability of approximately $450 million in grant funds authorized for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program. The TAACCCT program seeks to increase the number of workers who attain certificates, degrees, and other industry-recognized credentials, helping to meet President Obama's college graduation goal of increasing the percentage of adults with a post-secondary credential by 2020. The overarching goals of the program are to: (1) Increase attainment of degrees, certifications, certificates, diplomas, and other industry-recognized credentials that match the skills needed by employers to better prepare workers eligible for training under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers Program (``TAA-eligible workers'') of chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, 19 U.S.C. 2271-2323, and other adults for high-wage, high-skill employment or re- employment in growth industry sectors; (2) introduce or replicate innovative and effective methods for designing and delivering instruction that address specific industry needs and lead to improved learning, completion, and other outcomes for TAA-eligible workers and other adults; and (3) demonstrate improved employment outcomes. The Department intends to make grant awards to eligible single institution applicants ranging from approximately $2,260,000 to $2,500,000, up to a total of approximately $150 million. Under this SGA, DOL intends to make approximately 15 to 25 grant awards to consortia of eligible institutions, up to a total of approximately $300 million in grant awards to consortium applicants. The Department will provide two tiers of funding for consortium grant awards, based on the number of institutions in the consortium. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Evaluating the Accessibility of American Job Centers for People With Disabilities
Document Number: 2014-09513
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``Evaluating the Accessibility of American Job Centers for People with Disabilities,'' 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.). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Job Corps: Final Finding of No Significant Impact Treasure Lake Job Corps Center Facility Improvements Located at Indiahoma Road, Indiahoma, Oklahoma
Document Number: 2014-09441
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500-08) implementing procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of Labor, ETA, in accordance with 29 CFR 11.11(d), gives final notice of the proposed facility improvements at the Treasure Lake Job Corps Center, and that this project will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment. Public scoping was initiated with a notice in the Lawton Constitution in Lawton, Oklahoma on July 16, 2013. The scoping period extended for 30 days, ending on August 16, 2013. No public responses were received. No changes to the text of the environmental assessment (EA) have been made. Implementation of the selected alternative will not have significant impacts on the human environment. The determination is sustained by the analysis in the EA, agency consultation, the inclusion and consideration of public review, and the capability of mitigations to reduce or avoid impacts. Any adverse environmental impacts that could occur are no more than minor in intensity, duration and context and less-than-significant. As described in the EA, there are no highly uncertain or controversial impacts, unique or unknown risks, significant cumulative effects or elements of precedence. There are no previous, planned, or implemented actions, which in combination with the selected alternative would have significant effects on the human environment. Requirements of NEPA have been satisfied and preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required.
Request for Information on Adoption of Career Pathways Approaches for the Delivery of Education, Training, Employment, and Human Services
Document Number: 2014-09274
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Labor
Through this Request for Information (RFI), the Departments of Education (ED), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Labor (DOL) (the Departments) seek to further support the development of high-quality career pathways systems by jointly soliciting information and recommendations from a broad array of stakeholders in the public and private sectors, as well as in State, regional, tribal, and local areas. The Departments will analyze the career pathways information collected from the RFI to: (1) Inform and coordinate policy development, strategic investments, and technical assistance activities; and (2) improve coordination of Federal policy development with investments at the State, tribal and local levels.
Job Corps: Final Finding of No Significant Impact Tongue Point Job Corps Center Medical/Dental Building Located at 37573 Old Highway 30 in Astoria, Oregon
Document Number: 2014-09197
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500-08) implementing procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of Labor, ETA, in accordance with 29 CFR 11.11(d), gives final notice of the proposed construction of the Medical/Dental Building at the Tongue Point Job Corps Center, and that this project will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment. Public scoping was initiated with a notice in the Daily Astorian in Astoria, Oregon on July 25, 2013. The scoping period extended for 30 days, ending on August 25, 2013. No public responses were received. No changes to the text of the environmental assessment (EA) have been made. Implementation of the selected alternative will not have significant impacts on the human environment. The determination is sustained by the analysis in the EA, agency consultation, the inclusion and consideration of public review, and the capability of mitigations to reduce or avoid impacts. Any adverse environmental impacts that could occur are no more than minor in intensity, duration and context and less-than-significant. As described in the EA, there are no highly uncertain or controversial impacts, unique or unknown risks, significant cumulative effects or elements of precedence. There are no previous, planned, or implemented actions, which in combination with the selected alternative would have significant effects on the human environment. Requirements of NEPA have been satisfied and preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required.
Job Corps: Final Finding of No Significant Impact Shreveport Job Corps Center Redevelopment Located at 2815 Lillian Street, Shreveport, Louisiana
Document Number: 2014-09196
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500-08) implementing procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of Labor, ETA, in accordance with 29 CFR 11.11(d), gives final notice of the proposed redevelopment at the Shreveport Job Corps Center, and that this project will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment. Public scoping was initiated with a notice in the Times in Shreveport, Louisiana on August 17, 2013. The scoping period extended for 30 days, ending on September 16, 2013. No public responses were received. No changes to the text of the environmental assessment (EA) have been made. Implementation of the selected alternative will not have significant impacts on the human environment. The determination is sustained by the analysis in the EA, agency consultation, the inclusion and consideration of public review, and the capability of mitigations to reduce or avoid impacts. Any adverse environmental impacts that could occur are no more than minor in intensity, duration and context and less-than-significant. As described in the EA, there are no highly uncertain or controversial impacts, unique or unknown risks, significant cumulative effects or elements of precedence. There are no previous, planned, or implemented actions, which in combination with the selected alternative would have significant effects on the human environment. Requirements of NEPA have been satisfied and preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required.
Job Corps: Final Finding of No Significant Impact Detroit Job Corps Center Phase II Located at 11801 Woodrow Wilson Street, Detroit, Michigan
Document Number: 2014-09195
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500-08) implementing procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of Labor, ETA, in accordance with 29 CFR 11.11(d), gives final notice of the proposed construction of the Phase II project at the Detroit Job Corps Center, and that this project will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment. Public scoping was initiated with a notice in the Southfield Sun in Detroit, Michigan on August 21, 2013. The scoping period extended for 30 days, ending on September 20, 2013. No public responses were received. No changes to the text of the environmental assessment (EA) have been made. Implementation of the selected alternative will not have significant impacts on the human environment. The determination is sustained by the analysis in the EA, agency consultation, the inclusion and consideration of public review, and the capability of mitigations to reduce or avoid impacts. Any adverse environmental impacts that could occur are no more than minor in intensity, duration and context and less-than-significant. As described in the EA, there are no highly uncertain or controversial impacts, unique or unknown risks, significant cumulative effects or elements of precedence. There are no previous, planned, or implemented actions, which in combination with the selected alternative would have significant effects on the human environment. Requirements of NEPA have been satisfied and preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required.
Job Corps: Final Finding of No Significant Impact Cassadaga Job Corps Center New Cafeteria Located at 8115 Glasgow Rd, Cassadaga, New York
Document Number: 2014-09194
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500-08) implementing procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of Labor, ETA, in accordance with 29 CFR 11.11(d), gives final notice of the proposed construction of the Cafeteria at the Cassadaga Job Corps Center, and that this project will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment. Public scoping was initiated with a notice in the Post Journal in Jamestown, New York on July 6, 2013. The scoping period extended for 30 days, ending on August 7, 2013. No public responses were received. No changes to the text of the environmental assessment (EA) have been made. Implementation of the selected alternative will not have significant impacts on the human environment. The determination is sustained by the analysis in the EA, agency consultation, the inclusion and consideration of public review, and the capability of mitigations to reduce or avoid impacts. Any adverse environmental impacts that could occur are no more than minor in intensity, duration and context and less-than-significant. As described in the EA, there are no highly uncertain or controversial impacts, unique or unknown risks, significant cumulative effects or elements of precedence. There are no previous, planned, or implemented actions, which in combination with the selected alternative would have significant effects on the human environment. Requirements of NEPA have been satisfied and preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2014-09075
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) under 29 CFR 1910.7 and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the application. Additionally, OSHA proposes incorporating two new test standards into the NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards.
NSF International: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2014-09074
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces NSF International's (NSF) application for renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) under 29 CFR 1910.7.
Revocation of Permanent Variances Granted for Chimney Construction
Document Number: 2014-09073
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
With this notice, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (``OSHA'' or the ``Agency'') is revoking permanent variances that it granted between 1973 and 2010 to 24 companies engaged in chimney construction (hereafter, ``previous variances''). The previous variances provided the companies with an alternative means of complying with provisions of OSHA standards regulating boatswains' chairs, personnel platforms, and hoist towers.
Curtis-Straus LLC: Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2014-09072
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's final decision granting the renewal of recognition of Curtis-Straus, LLC, as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory under 29 CFR 1910.7.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Ethylene Oxide Standard
Document Number: 2014-09037
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
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) titled, ``Ethylene Oxide Standard,'' 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. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Application for Alien Employment Certification
Document Number: 2014-08997
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-21
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, ``Application for Alien Employment Certification,'' 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.). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Vertical Tandem Lifts
Document Number: 2014-08725
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is implementing a court-ordered remand of certain portions of the standard for vertical tandem lifts (VTLs). This final rule implements the remand by: Limiting the application of the corner- casting and interbox-connector inspection requirements to shore-to-ship VTLs; and removing the tandem lifts of platform containers from the scope of the VTL standard.
Proposed Modification of the Uniform Chimney Variance To Include Industrial Access, Inc., and Marietta Silos LLC
Document Number: 2014-08900
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA proposes to modify the uniform chimney variance granted to Kiewit Power Constructors Co. and other employers (see 78 FR 60900) by adding Industrial Access, Inc., and Marietta Silos LLC (``Industrial Access and Marietta Silos'' or ``the applicants'') to the list of employers covered by the conditions specified in that variance. OSHA invites the public to submit comments on this proposed modification.
Record Requirements in the Mechanical Power Presses Standard
Document Number: 2014-08864
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
On November 20, 2013, OSHA published in the Federal Register a direct final rule that revised records contained in the Mechanical Power Press Standard. OSHA stated in that document that it would withdraw the companion proposed rule and confirm the effective date of the final rule if the Agency received no significant adverse comments on the direct final rule or the proposal. Since OSHA received no such significant adverse comments on the direct final rule or the proposal, the Agency now confirms that the direct final rule became effective as a final rule on February 18, 2013.
Record Requirements in the Mechanical Power Presses Standard
Document Number: 2014-08863
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-18
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 the record requirements contained in the Mechanical Power Presses Standard.
Notice of a Meeting: Native American Employment and Training Council
Document Number: 2014-08832
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
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 meeting of the Native American Employment and Training Council (Council), as constituted under WIA.
Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-08812
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
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 its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection for the following medical reports: Roentgenographic Interpretation (CM-933), Roentgenographic Quality Rereading (CM-933b), Medical History and Examination for Coal Mine Workers' Pneumoconiosis (CM-988), Report of Arterial Blood Gas Study (CM-1159) and Report of Ventilatory Study (CM-2907). 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; Comment Request; Nondiscrimination Compliance Information Reporting Under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998
Document Number: 2014-08731
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management
The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting public comments concerning a proposed revision to the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Nondiscrimination Compliance Information Reporting Under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
Black Lung Benefits Act: Standards for Chest Radiographs
Document Number: 2014-08636
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-17
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 administering and interpreting film-based chest radiographs. This final rule updates the Department's existing film- radiograph standards and provides parallel standards for digital radiographs. This rule also updates outdated terminology and removes certain obsolete provisions.
Public Availability of Department of Labor FY 2013 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2014-08612
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-16
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 2013 Service Contract Inventory. This inventory provides information on service contract actions over $25,000 made in FY 2013. 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.
Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Certification
Document Number: 2014-08512
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice schedules an informal public hearing on OSHA's proposed extension of the crane-operator certification deadline and the separate existing employer duty to ensure that their crane operators are competent. The Agency proposed three-year extensions for both, from November 10, 2014, to November 10, 2017.
Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Notice of Incentive Funding Availability Based on Program Year (PY) 2012 Performance
Document Number: 2014-08476
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), in collaboration with the Department of Education (ED), announces that eight States are eligible to apply for WIA (Pub. L. 105-220, 29 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.) incentive grant awards authorized by section 503 of the WIA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Radiation Sampling and Exposure Records
Document Number: 2014-08334
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
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) revision titled, ``Radiation Sampling and Exposure Records,'' 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.). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.; Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2014-08306
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) under 29 CFR 1910.7 and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the application. Additionally, OSHA proposes incorporating two new test standards into the NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2014-08292
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2014-08291
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration Program Year (PY) 2014 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Allotments; PY 2014 Wagner-Peyser Act Final Allotments and PY 2014 Workforce Information Grants
Document Number: 2014-08166
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-11
Agency: Department of Labor
This notice announces allotments for PY 2014 for WIA Title I Youth, Adults and Dislocated Worker Activities programs; final allotments for Employment Service (ES) activities under the Wagner- Peyser Act for PY 2014 and Workforce Information Grants allotments for PY 2014. WIA allotments for States and the State final allotments for the Wagner-Peyser Act are based on formulas defined in their respective statutes. The WIA allotments for the outlying areas are based on a formula determined by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary). As required by WIA section 182(d), on February 17, 2000, a notice of the discretionary formula for allocating PY 2000 funds for the outlying areas (American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, Palau, and the Virgin Islands) was published in the Federal Register at 65 FR 8236 (Feb. 17, 2000,) which included both the rationale for the formula and methodology. The formula that the Department of Labor (Department) developed for PY 2014 is the same formula as used for PY 2000 and is described in the section on Youth Activities program allotments. Comments are invited on the formula used to allot funds to the outlying areas.
Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment
Document Number: 2013-29579
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA last issued rules for the construction of transmission and distribution installations in 1972. Those provisions are now out of date and inconsistent with the more recently promulgated general industry standard covering the operation and maintenance of electric power generation, transmission, and distribution lines and equipment. OSHA is revising the construction standard to make it more consistent with the general industry standard and is making some revisions to both the construction and general industry requirements. The final rules for general industry and construction include new or revised provisions on host employers and contractors, training, job briefings, fall protection, insulation and working position of employees working on or near live parts, minimum approach distances, protection from electric arcs, deenergizing transmission and distribution lines and equipment, protective grounding, operating mechanical equipment near overhead power lines, and working in manholes and vaults. The revised standards will ensure that employers, when appropriate, must meet consistent requirements for work performed under the construction and general industry standards. The final rule also revises the general industry and construction standards for electrical protective equipment. The existing construction standard for the design of electrical protective equipment, which applies only to electric power transmission and distribution work, adopts several national consensus standards by reference. The new standard for electrical protective equipment, which matches the corresponding general industry standard, applies to all construction work and replaces the incorporation of out-of-date consensus standards with a set of performance-oriented requirements that is consistent with the latest revisions of the relevant consensus standards. The final construction rule also includes new requirements for the safe use and care of electrical protective equipment to complement the equipment design provisions. Both the general industry and construction standards for electrical protective equipment will include new requirements for equipment made of materials other than rubber. OSHA is also revising the general industry standard for foot protection. This standard applies to employers performing work on electric power generation, transmission, and distribution installations, as well as employers in other industries. The final rule removes the requirement for employees to wear protective footwear as protection against electric shock.
Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations Technical Assistance Grants
Document Number: 2014-08052
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor's (the Department) Women's Bureau (WB) and Employment and Training Administration (ETA), announce the availability of approximately $1.8 million in grant funds authorized by the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) Act of 1992, Public Law 102-530, 29 U.S.C. 2501 et seq. The Department plans to disburse Program Year (PY) 2013 and PY 2014 WANTO grant funds to up to four (4) community-based organization (CBO) grantees within the range of $400,000 to $650,000 for a 2-year grant period of performance. These grants are for the development and operation of innovative TA projects to improve outreach, recruitment, hiring, training, employment, and retention of women, women of color and women with disabilities in apprenticeships and nontraditional occupations. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Certification of Funeral Expenses
Document Number: 2014-08050
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-10
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, ``Certification of Funeral Expenses,'' 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. Public comments on the ICR are invited.