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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard Evaluation
Document Number: 2016-03735
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-23
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, ``Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard Evaluation,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2016-03726
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations 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.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2016-03725
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations 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.
Affirmative Decisions on Petitions for Modification Granted in Whole or in Part
Document Number: 2016-03724
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-23
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 Federal Register Notice notifies the public that MSHA has investigated and issued a final decision on certain mine operator petitions to modify a safety standard.
Comment Request for Information Collection for H-1B Technical Skills Training (H-1B) and the H-1B Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge (JIAC) Grant Programs, Extension With Revisions
Document Number: 2016-03682
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-23
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)] (PRA). The PRA helps ensure that respondents can provide requested data in the desired format with minimal reporting burden (time and financial resources), 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 H-1B Technical Skills Training (TST), H-1B Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge (JA), and H-1B Ready To Work (RTW) grant programs. Data collection for these grant programs is currently approved under OMB Control No. 1205-0507, expiration March 31, 2016. If an extension with revisions of this information collection is approved, this data collection will only be applicable for the H-1B TST, JA, and RTW grantees. All future H-1B grantees will not report in accordance with this data collection, and instead will report in accordance with the information collection for WIOA reporting requirements, as applicable.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Request for Employment Information
Document Number: 2016-03428
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
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) titled, ``Request for Employment Information'' 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.). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Representative Fee Request
Document Number: 2016-03426
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
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) titled, ``Representative Fee Request,'' 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.
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
Document Number: 2016-03377
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
On April 29, 2015, the Secretary of Labor announced the renewal of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH). The MACOSH charter was signed on April 30, 2015, and will expire after two years on April 30, 2017. On January 20, 2016, Secretary Perez selected 15 members and a Special Agency Liaison to serve on the Committee. The Committee is diverse and balanced, both in terms of segments of the maritime industry represented (e.g., shipyard employment, longshoring, marine terminal, and commercial fishing industries), and in the views and interests represented by the members.
Notice of Availability of Funds and Funding Opportunity Announcement for: Summer Jobs and Beyond: Career Pathways for Youth (CPY)
Document Number: 2016-03336
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor, announces the availability of up to $20,000,000 in grant funds authorized by section 169(c) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Public Law 113-128, Dislocated Worker Demonstration Projects, and the Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2016, Public Law 114-113 for the pilot grant program, Summer Jobs and Beyond: Career Pathways for Youth (CPY). ETA plans to award approximately 10-11 grants of approximately $2,000,000 each to Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDB). This program is designed to provide employment-related services to eligible youth who are new entrants to the workforce, including those with limited current or past work experience. The program will provide youth with work experience opportunities, including summer and year[hyphen]round part[hyphen]time job opportunities for in-school youth and employment and work experience opportunities throughout the year for out-of-school youth, and exposure to career pathways in in[hyphen]demand job sectors. The grants will require partnerships between LWDBs and local summer employment programs, employers, Local Education Agencies (LEAs), and re[hyphen]engagement centers. Other community partners may provide services to eligible youth that assist in the development of work experience and entry into career pathways. The complete FOA and any subsequent FOA amendments in connection with this solicitation are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/grants/ or http://www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this solicitation.
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
Document Number: 2016-03295
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will hold a special meeting on March 4, 2016, in Washington, DC, to consider and make recommendations on OSHA's draft Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines.
Regulations Containing Procedures for Handling of Retaliation Complaints; Revision of Approved Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval
Document Number: 2016-03259
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend and revise the collections of information currently approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for handling of retaliation complaints filed with OSHA under various whistleblower protection statutes and the procedural regulations described in this notice. These regulations contain procedures employees must use to file a complaint with OSHA alleging that their employer violated a whistleblower protection provision contained in certain statutes that generally prohibit retaliatory action by employers against employees who engage in activities protected by the statutes. The collections of information include revisions to the form for employees to submit retaliation complaints to OSHA, including electronic submission.
Occupational Exposure to Beryllium
Document Number: 2016-02782
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is rescheduling the informal public hearing on its proposed rule ``Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds.'' The public hearing will now begin on Monday March 21, 2016 at 2 p.m., local time. The public hearing notice was published in the Federal Register on December 30, 2015. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on August 7, 2015 and the 90-day public comment period ended on November 5, 2015. The December 30, 2015 Federal Register notice of informal public hearing describes the procedures that will govern this hearing http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=OSHA-H005C-2006-0870-1706. All other information from this Federal Register notice remains the same.
Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health Charter Amendment.
Document Number: 2016-02859
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
In accordance with section 3687 of Public Law 106-398, which was added by section 3141(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2015, Executive Order 13699 (June 26, 2015), and the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and its implementing regulations issued by the General Services Administration (GSA), the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health was established on July 2, 2015. A Charter and Membership Balance Plan were filed in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The new provision added to EEOICPA by the NDAA specifies that the Director of the Advisory Board's staff must be a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES). This individual will also perform the duties of the Designated Federal Officer (DFO). The original Charter for the Advisory Board specified that the DFO would be the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) Comptroller, a member of the SES. OWCP now amends the Charter to specify that the DFO is a member of the SES from OWCP, but not the Program Director of the EEOICPA program. The amended Charter has been filed in accordance with FACA.
Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-02750
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
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 Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) of the Department of Labor (Department) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the collection of information requirements implementing Executive Order (E.O.) 13496: Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws. 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; Explosive Materials and Blasting Units in Metal and Nonmetal Underground Gassy Mines
Document Number: 2016-02748
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-11
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, ``Explosive Materials and Blasting Units in Metal and Nonmetal Underground Gassy Mines,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval, 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.
Workforce Investment Act; Native American Employment and Training Council Meeting
Document Number: 2016-02652
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-10
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 (i)(4) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) [29 U.S.C. 3221(i)(4))], notice is hereby given of the next meeting of the Native American Employment and Training Council (Council), as constituted under WIOA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Jobs for Veterans State Grants Reports
Document Number: 2016-02639
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Jobs for Veterans State Grants 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.). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Escape and Evacuation Plans for Surface Coal Mines and Surface Facilities and Surface Work Areas of Underground Coal Mines
Document Number: 2016-02617
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-10
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, ``Escape and Evacuation Plans for Surface Coal Mines and Surface Facilities and Surface Work Areas of Underground Coal 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Carrier's Report of Issuance of Policy
Document Number: 2016-02616
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-10
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, ``Carrier's Report of Issuance of Policy,'' 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; Records of Preshift and Onshift Inspections of Slope and Shaft Areas of Slope and Shaft Sinking Operations at Coal Mines
Document Number: 2016-02614
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-10
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, ``Records of Preshift and Onshift Inspections of Slope and Shaft Areas of Slope and Shaft Sinking Operations at Coal 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.
Comment Request for Information Collection for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Management Information and Reporting System (OMB Control No. 1205-0420), Extension With Minor Revisions
Document Number: 2016-02420
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-09
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 revisions to the WIA Management Information and Reporting System data collection supporting statement to update the burden estimate to account for annual changes in hourly rates for respondents and remove any outdated language referencing updates made to the WIA reporting system prior to its 2013 renewal. No other revisions were made to the package. On July 22, 2015, the Department issued an information collection request (ICR) for implementing WIOA performance requirements in accordance with section 116. Section 136 of WIA will remain in place until the performance requirements under WIOA have been fully implemented. Because we are using WIA performance measures, we are referring to the reports collected under this collection as ``WIA Reports.'' Generally, WIOA took effect on July 1, 2015 (See WIOA sec. 506(a.)). Sec. 116 of WIOA, which outlines the performance accountability requirements, including the indicators of performance, does not take effect until July 1, 2016 (See WIOA sec. 506(b)(1)). Under the Department's transition authority, in order to provide for an orderly transition from WIA to WIOA, we will require the states to use the WIA performance metrics in WIA sec. 136 to report on WIOA participants for one program year. This means that WIOA participants who became WIOA participants after July 1, 2015, are being measured according to the WIA section 136 performance measures. Once the Department has fully implemented WIOA's performance system, and all reporting requirements under WIA are met, the WIA reporting system will be discontinued. ETA seeks extension and approval of WIA reporting requirements during this transition period. Provisions will cover both individuals who were participants under WIA and new participants who enter the workforce system prior to full implementation of WIOA. For convenience we have included references to both the WIA statute and their corresponding updated sections within WIOA.
Maine State Plan for State and Local Government Employers
Document Number: 2016-02069
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This document announces the publication of the regulatory provisions which formalize the initial approval of the Maine State and Local Government Only State Plan.
Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
Document Number: 2016-02140
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health invites interested individuals to submit nominations for membership on FACOSH.
Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
Document Number: 2016-02139
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) will meet Thursday, February 18, 2016, in Washington, DC.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Job ChalleNGe Evaluation; Correction
Document Number: 2016-01900
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor published a document in the Federal Register of December 28, 2015, inviting public comments on the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Job ChalleNGe Evaluation Information Collection Request (80 FR 80816). The document contained an incorrect date.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Placement Verification and Follow Up of Job Corps Participants; Correction
Document Number: 2016-01899
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor published a document in the Federal Register of December 24, 2015, inviting public comments on the Placement Verification and Follow Up of Job Corps Participants Information Collection Request (80 FR 80389). The document contained an incorrect date.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Institutional Analysis of American Job Centers Study; Correction
Document Number: 2016-01898
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor published a document in the Federal Register of December 28, 2015, inviting public comments on the Institutional Analysis of American Job Centers Study Information Collection Request (80 FR 80814). The document contained an incorrect date.
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-01868
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-01867
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Comment Request for Information Collection for the Trade Activity Participant Report (TAPR), Extension Without Revisions
Document Number: 2016-01849
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-02
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 Trade Activity Participant Report (OMB No. 1205-0392), which provides information on participant activities and performance outcomes for those served under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program, as authorized under the Trade Act of 1974, as amended.
Change of Address for the National Prevailing Wage Center: Prevailing Wage Determination Requests for Use in the E-3, H-1B, H-1B1, H-2B, and Permanent/“Green Card” Visa Programs
Document Number: 2016-01848
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-02
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department) is providing notice that the Office of Foreign Labor Certification's National Prevailing Wage Center, responsible for the processing of prevailing wage determination requests for use in the E-3 (Australia), H-1B, H-1B1 (Chile/Singapore), H-2B, and the permanent/``green card'' visa programs is relocating within Washington, DC effective on January 11, 2016.
Occupational Safety and Health State Plans; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2016-01537
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its request for an extension of the OMB's approval of the collections of information associated with its regulations and program regarding State Plans for the development and enforcement of state occupational safety and health standards (29 CFR parts 1902, 1953, 1954 and 1956).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Employee Retirement Income Security Act Summary Annual Report Requirement; Correction
Document Number: 2016-01554
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor published a document in the Federal Register of December 23, 2015, inviting public comments on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act Summary Annual Report Requirement Information Collection Request (80 FR 79934). The document contained an incorrect date.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Benefit Accuracy Measurement Program; Correction
Document Number: 2016-01553
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor published a document in the Federal Register of December 23, 2015, inviting public comments on the Benefit Accuracy Measurement Program Information Collection Request (80 FR 79935). The document contained an incorrect date.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Required Elements for Submission of the Unified or Combined State Plan and Plan Modifications Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Correction
Document Number: 2016-01552
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor published a document in the Federal Register of December 23, 2015, inviting public comments on the Unified or Combined State Plan and Plan Modifications under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Information Collection Request (80 FR 79933). The document contained an incorrect date.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2016-01429
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations 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.
Implementation of the Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Document Number: 2016-01213
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is proposing to issue nondiscrimination and equal opportunity regulations replacing its regulation which implemented Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Signed by President Obama on July 22, 2014, WIOA supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) as the Department's primary mechanism for providing financial assistance for a comprehensive system of job training and placement services for adults and eligible youth. Section 188 of WIOA prohibits the exclusion of an individual from participation in, denial of the benefits of, discrimination in, or denial of employment in the administration of or in connection with, any programs and activities funded or otherwise financially assisted in whole or in part under Title I of WIOA because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, and for beneficiaries only, citizenship status, or participation in a program or activity that receives financial assistance under Title I of WIOA. These proposed regulations would update the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity regulation consistent with current law and address its application to current workforce development and workplace practices and issues. Most of the provisions of WIOA took effect on July 1, 2015, except where otherwise specified in the law. WIOA contains the identical provisions of Section 188 as appeared in WIA, and these WIOA provisions took effect on July 1, 2015. To ensure no regulatory gap while this proposed rulemaking progresses toward a final rule, the Department issued a final rule implementing Section 188 of WIOA, which applies until issuance of the final rule based on this NPRM. The final rule issued separately in July 2015 retains the provisions in part 37 but substitutes all references to WIA with WIOA to reflect the proper statutory authority. This NPRM revises the final rule issued in July 2015. This NPRM generally carries over the policies and procedures found in Department regulations, which implement the equal opportunity and nondiscrimination provisions of WIA and WIOA. Like the final rule issued separately in July 2015, this rule is organized by the same subparts A through E, and refers to ``changes'' or ``revisions'' made to the final rule. Certain sections in each subpart have significant revisions.
MET Laboratories, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards
Document Number: 2016-01289
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of MET Laboratories, Inc. for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the application. Additionally, OSHA proposes to add three new test standards to the NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards.
TUV SUD America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2016-01288
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of TUV SUD 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.
New Jersey State Plan for State and Local Government Employees; Approval of Plan Supplements and Certification of Completion of Developmental Steps
Document Number: 2016-01286
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) submitted timely documentation attesting to the completion of all structural and developmental aspects of its State Plan for State and Local Government Employees as approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). After extensive review of the submissions and opportunity for correction, Plan supplements constituting an updated and revised State Plan were submitted. OSHA is approving the revised State Plan, which documents the satisfactory completion of all structural and developmental aspects of New Jersey's approved State Plan, and certifying this completion. This certification attests to the fact that New Jersey now has in place those structural components necessary for an effective State Plan for State and Local Government Employees. (Enforcement of occupational safety and health standards with regard to private sector employers and employees in the State of New Jersey remains the responsibility of the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA).
SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards
Document Number: 2016-01285
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision expanding the scope of recognition for SGS North America, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Additionally, OSHA announces its final decision to add a new test standard to the NRTL list of appropriate test standards.
QPS Evaluation Services Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2016-01284
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of QPS Evaluation Services Inc. for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Request for Nominations
Document Number: 2016-01281
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health requests nominations for membership on NACOSH.
Notice of Availability of Funds and Funding Opportunity Announcement for Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release Through Specialized American Job Centers (AJCS)-(“LEAP-2”)
Document Number: 2016-01146
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor, announces the availability of $5,000,000 in grant funds for a second round of Linking to Employment Activities Pre- release through Specialized American Job Centers (AJCs), or ``LEAP-2,'' grants. ETA plans to award approximately 10 grants of up to $500,000 each to Local Workforce Development Boards. This grant program is designed to provide incarcerated individuals with workforce services prior to release and link them to a continuum of services offered through their community-based AJCs post-release. These grants are job- driven and build connections to local employers that will enable transitioning offenders to secure employment. The jail-based specialized AJCs will enable transitioning offenders to prepare for employment prior to release and continue with Individual Employment Plans (as described in Section IV of the FOA) in the community once released. The aim of these centers is to improve the workforce outcomes for transitioning offenders. The complete FOA and any subsequent FOA 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.
Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-01145
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
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 proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Certification by School Official (CM-981). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice.
Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-01144
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
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). 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 proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Notice of Issuance of Insurance Policy (CM-921). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2016-00935
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations 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.
Claims for Compensation Under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act
Document Number: 2016-00835
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Department of Labor is extending the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking it published on November 18, 2015 (80 FR 72296). The original deadline to submit comments on the proposed regulations was January 19, 2016. That comment period is being extended for an additional 30 days. The comment period for the information collection requirements in the proposed rule ended on December 18, 2015, and that period is not being extended.
Comment Request for Information Collection for the Evaluation of the Disability Employment Initiative Round 5 and Future Rounds
Document Number: 2016-00460
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: 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 is properly assessed. Currently, the Department of Labor is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data about the Evaluation of the Disability Employment Initiative Round 5 and Future Rounds. A copy of the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the addressee section of this notice.
North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation Notice of Determination Regarding Review of Submission #2015-04
Document Number: 2016-00436
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Office of Trade and Labor Affairs (OTLA) gives notice that on January 11, 2016, Submission #2015-04 regarding Mexico was accepted for review pursuant to Article 16(3) of the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC). On November 12, 2015, the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 770, the Frente Aut[eacute]ntico del Trabajo, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, and the Project on Organizing, Development, Education, and Research, provided a submission to OTLA, through Change to Win, alleging violations of the NAALC by the Government of Mexico (GOM). U.S. Submission #2015-04 alleges that the GOM has failed to meet its obligations under the NAALC, including to effectively enforce its labor laws with respect to freedom of association, collective bargaining, discrimination, minimum labor standards, occupational safety and health, and workers' compensation and to ensure that its labor law proceedings are fair, equitable, and transparent. OTLA's decision to accept the submission for review is not intended to indicate any determination as to the validity or accuracy of the allegations contained in the submission. The objective of the review will be to gather information so that OTLA can better understand the allegations contained in the submission and publicly report on the issues raised therein in light of the GOM's obligations under the NAALC. As set out in the Procedural Guidelines (published as 71 FR 76691 (2006)), OTLA will complete the review and issue a public report to the Secretary of Labor within 180 days of this acceptance, unless circumstances, as determined by OTLA, require an extension of time.