Department of Labor January 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2015-01797
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of T[Uuml]V Rheinland of North America, Inc. for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
Document Number: 2015-01796
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This Federal Register notice announces meetings of the full Committee and the workgroups on February 24 and 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.
Discrimination on the Basis of Sex
Document Number: 2015-01422
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The U.S. Department of Labor's (``DOL'') Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (``OFCCP'') is proposing regulations that would set forth requirements that covered Federal Government contractors and subcontractors and federally assisted construction contractors and subcontractors must meet in fulfilling their obligations under Executive Order 11246, as amended, to ensure nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of sex and to take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their sex. This proposal would substantially revise the existing Sex Discrimination Guidelines, which have not been substantively updated since 1970, and replace them with regulations that align with current law and legal principles and address their application to current workplace practices and issues. Most of the proposed provisions in this NPRM would clarify well-established case law or applicable requirements from other Federal agencies and therefore would not change existing requirements for entities affected by this rule. The NPRM's approach with respect to pregnancy accommodation is consistent with the interpretation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act adopted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and by the Government in Young v. United Parcel Serv., Inc., 707 F.3d 437 (4th Cir. 2013), cert. granted (U.S. No. 12-1226, July 1, 2014).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Employee Retirement Income Security Act Prohibited Transaction Exemption 1986-128 for Securities Transactions Involving Employee Benefit Plans and Broker-Dealers
Document Number: 2015-01354
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-27
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 Exemption 1986-128 For Securities Transactions Involving Employee Benefit Plans and Broker-Dealers,'' 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; General Provisions and Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment Standards
Document Number: 2015-01352
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-27
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, ``General Provisions and Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment Standards'' 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.
On-site Consultation Programs; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2015-01328
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-26
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 contained in the Standard addressing On-site Consultation Programs (29 CFR part 1908).
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2015-01161
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Comment Request for Information Collection for Tax Performance System, Extension Without Revision
Document Number: 2015-01137
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-23
Agency: Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor (Department), 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. Grants of funds that are made to states for administration of their employment security laws include funds for the establishment of a Quality Control Unit in each state in order for states to assess the quality of their unemployment insurance tax programs. States perform the assessment annually in accordance with instructions issued by the Department. The assessment and instructions are referred to as the Tax Performance System (TPS). Currently, the ETA is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data pertaining to the TPS.
Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as Amended
Document Number: 2015-00784
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) is publishing a list of Department of Energy (DOE) facilities covered under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as amended (EEOICPA). This notice revises and republishes the listing of DOE facilities that was last published by OWCP on April 8, 2013 (78 FR 20950) to include additional determinations made on this subject through January 20, 2015.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Youth CareerConnect Grant Program Participant Tracking System
Document Number: 2015-00623
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``Youth CareerConnect Grant Program Participant Tracking System,'' 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.
Notice of Intent To Issue Declaratory Order
Document Number: 2015-00580
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary of Labor
On December 17, 2014, the Office of the Secretary of Labor published a Federal Register notice of intent to issue declaratory order and request for comment (``Notice''). This Notice (79 FR 75179) states the Secretary of Labor (``Secretary'') is considering issuing on his own motion a declaratory order confirming that he has exclusive authority to make legal and policy determinations based on his statutory and regulatory authority to administer and enforce the H-2B temporary labor certification program. Such a declaratory order would remove uncertainty about that authority created by a decision of the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals in Island Holdings LLC, 2013-PWD-00002 (BALCA Dec. 3, 2013) (en banc). This Notice was issued pursuant to the authority granted in the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 554(e), to issue declaratory orders ``to terminate a controversy or remove uncertainty.'' This document extends the comment period for the Notice for fifteen (15) days. If you have already submitted comments in response to the Notice, you do not need to resubmit your comment. The Department will consider all comments received from the date of publication of the Notice through the close of the extended comment period.
Proximity Detection Systems for Continuous Mining Machines in Underground Coal Mines
Document Number: 2015-00319
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) final rule requires underground coal mine operators to equip continuous mining machines, except full-face continuous mining machines, with proximity detection systems. Miners working near continuous mining machines face pinning, crushing, and striking hazards that result in accidents involving life-threatening injuries and death. This final rule strengthens protections for miners by reducing the potential for pinning, crushing, or striking accidents in underground coal mines.
Notice of Intent To Renew the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) Charter
Document Number: 2015-00470
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Secretary of Labor has determined that the renewal of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship is necessary and in the public interest. The Department of Labor intends to renew the ACA Charter with revisions. The revisions are not intended to change the purpose or the Committee's original intent. The revisions are a routine updating of the Charter to ensure closer alignment with the Department's current apprenticeship expansion goals.
Inorganic Arsenic Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2015-00370
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-14
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 Inorganic Arsenic Standard (29 CFR part 1910.1018).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Telephone Point of Purchase Survey
Document Number: 2015-00078
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Telephone Point of Purchase Survey,'' 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.