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Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: 2014-13380
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-09
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards 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. 3056(c)(2)(A). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in a 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 Wage and Hour Division is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll. A copy of the proposed information request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice.
Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Proposed Renewal of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-13379
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-09
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 (OWCP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Payment of Compensation without Award (LS-206). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this Notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: 2014-13378
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-09
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards 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. 3056(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 Wage and Hour Division is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Regulations 29 CFR Part 547, Requirements of a ``Bona Fide Profit-Thrift of Savings Plan'' and Regulations 29 CFR Part 549, Requirements of a ``Bona Fide Profit- Sharing Plan or Trust''. A copy of the proposed information request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: 2014-13374
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-09
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards 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. 3056(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 Wage and Hour Division is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts. A copy of the proposed information request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness Report and Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report
Document Number: 2014-13359
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness Report and Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report,'' 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.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2014-13191
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-06
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Department of Labor Events Registration Platform
Document Number: 2014-13186
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-06
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Department of Labor Events Registration Platform.'' 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Current Population Survey Volunteer Supplement
Document Number: 2014-13169
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-06
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) titled, ``Current Population Survey Volunteer Supplement,'' 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; Employee Retirement Income Security Act Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 1981-8, Investment of Plan Assets in Certain Types of Short-Term Investments
Document Number: 2014-13166
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-06
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, ``Employee Retirement Income Security Act Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 1981-8, Investment of Plan Assets in Certain Types of Short-Term Investments,'' 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; Consumer Price Index Commodities and Services Survey
Document Number: 2014-13121
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-06
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) titled, ``Consumer Price Index Commodities and Services Survey,'' 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.
Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, Nominations for Vacancies
Document Number: 2014-13113
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-06
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Representative of Miners, Notification of Legal Identity, and Notification of Commencement of Operations and Closing of Mines
Document Number: 2014-13065
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-05
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, ``Representative of Miners, Notification of Legal Identity, and Notification of Commencement of Operations and Closing of Mines,'' 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.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Hazard Communication
Document Number: 2014-12999
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-05
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 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. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments on the information collection for Hazard Communication.
Emergency Response and Preparedness
Document Number: 2014-12928
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA invites interested parties to participate in an informal stakeholder meeting on emergency response and preparedness. OSHA plans to use the information obtained at the stakeholder meeting as it considers the development of a proposed standard for emergency response and preparedness.
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2014-12915
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2014-12914
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Overpayment Detection and Recovery Activities
Document Number: 2014-12909
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-04
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, ``Overpayment Detection and Recovery Activities,'' 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; Interstate Arrangement for Combining Employment and Wages
Document Number: 2014-12907
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-04
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, ``Interstate Arrangement for Combining Employment and Wages,'' 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.
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2014-12057
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for Disability Employment Initiative Grants
Document Number: 2014-12784
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), in coordination with the Department's Office of Disability Employment Policy, announces the availability of approximately $15 million in grant funds authorized by Section171 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 for the Round V Disability Employment Initiative. We expect to fund approximately eight grants, ranging from $1.5 million to $2.5 million each. Applicants may apply for up to $2.5 million. 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.
Refuge Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines
Document Number: 2014-12749
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is extending the comment period on the Agency's Request for Information (RFI) on Refuge Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines. This extension gives interested parties additional time to review research reports and other relevant information.
Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-12722
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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 the 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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed revision of the ``Report on Current Employment Statistics.'' A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
Target Date Disclosure
Document Number: 2014-12667
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-03
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration is reopening the period for public comment on proposed regulatory amendments relating to enhanced disclosure concerning target date or similar investments, originally proposed November 30, 2010, in a previously published document in the Federal Register. In 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission's Investor Advisory Committee recommended that the Commission develop a glide path illustration for target date funds that is based on a standardized measure of fund risk as a replacement for, or supplement to, an asset allocation glide path illustration. The Department is reopening the comment period on its 2010 proposal, which contained an asset allocation glide path illustration requirement, to seek public comment on this recommendation.
Secretary of Labor Extends the Transition Period of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands-Only Transitional Worker Program
Document Number: 2014-12607
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-03
Agency: Department of Labor
The Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA) extended U.S. immigration laws to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and authorized the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to create the CNMI-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) program to ensure adequate employment in the CNMI until the program is phased out on December 31, 2014. The CNRA also requires the Secretary of Labor, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Governor of the CNMI, to determine by July 4, 2014, whether an extension of up to five years of the CW-1 program is necessary to ensure an adequate number of workers will be available for legitimate businesses in the CNMI. Based on the factors set out in the CNRA, the Secretary of Labor has made the determination to extend the CW-1 program for five years.
Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting
Document Number: 2014-12496
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-29
Agency: Department of Labor
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the ACVETEO. The ACVETEO will discuss the VETS core programs and services regarding efforts that assist veterans seeking employment and raise employer awareness as to the advantages of hiring veterans. There will be an opportunity for persons or organizations to address the committee. Any individual or organization that wishes to do so should contact Mr. Anthony C. Camilli at 202-693- 4708. Time constraints may limit the number of outside participants/ presentations. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, and/or materials in alternative format) should notify the Advisory Committee no later than Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by contacting Mr. Gregory Green at 202-693-4734. Requests made after this date will be reviewed, but availability of the requested accommodations cannot be guaranteed. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. This Notice also describes the functions of the ACVETEO. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a) (2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Notice of Alleged Safety and Health Hazards
Document Number: 2014-12468
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
On May 30, 2014, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Notice of Alleged Safety and Health Hazards,'' 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Document Number: 2014-12299
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
On May 30, 2014, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses,'' 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; Gear Certification Standard
Document Number: 2014-12192
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-28
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, ``Gear Certification 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.
Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-12150
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-27
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: Rehabilitation Action Report (OWCP-44). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
TÜV SÜD Product Services GmbH: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2014-12138
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH (TUVPSG) for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2014-12113
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-27
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.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2014-12112
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and 30 CFR part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. This notice is a summary of petitions for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below to modify the application of existing mandatory safety standards codified in Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2014-12056
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-27
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Employment and Training Data Validation Requirement
Document Number: 2014-12047
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Employment and Training Data Validation Requirement,'' 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.
Fire Brigades Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2014-12023
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Fire Brigades Standard (29 CFR 1910.156).
Tully/OHL USA Joint Venture: Grant of a Permanent Variance
Document Number: 2014-12016
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA grants a permanent variance to Tully/OHL USA Joint Venture from the provisions of OSHA standards that regulate work in compressed-air environments at 29 CFR 1926.803.
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program; Stakeholder Meeting
Document Number: 2014-12015
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA invites interested parties to attend an informal stakeholder meeting concerning the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) Program. The meeting will focus on the following NRTL Program topics: use of the private sector to increase the efficiency of the NRTL Program; certification marks; factory inspections; field inspections; fees; and, at OSHA's discretion and as time permits, other topics raised by participants or OSHA staff. OSHA plans to use the information gathered at this meeting to explore potential updates to NRTL Program policies and regulations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting and Agenda
Document Number: 2014-11979
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-11852
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the Addresses section of this notice.