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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Code Assignment
Document Number: 2016-11186
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-12
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, ``Occupational Code Assignment,'' 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; Department of Labor Generic Solution for Site Visits for Research Purposes
Document Number: 2016-11185
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``Department of Labor Generic Solution for Site Visits for Research Purposes,'' 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.
Proposed Exemptions From Certain Prohibited Transaction Restrictions
Document Number: 2016-11115
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-12
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains notices of pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of proposed exemptions from certain of the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act) and/or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code). This notice includes the following proposed exemptions: D-11825, ABARTA, Inc. Pension Plan; D- 11846 and D-11847, Sears Holdings 401(k) Savings Plan (the Savings Plan) and the Sears Holdings Puerto Rico Savings Plan (the PR Plan); D- 11851 and D-11852, Sears Holdings 401(k) Savings Plan (the Savings Plan) and the Sears Holdings Puerto Rico Savings Plan (the PR Plan); and D-11871 and D-11872, Sears Holdings 401(k) Savings Plan (the Savings Plan) and the Sears Holdings Puerto Rico Savings Plan (the PR Plan).
Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
Document Number: 2016-10443
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is issuing a final rule to revise its Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses regulation. The final rule requires employers in certain industries to electronically submit to OSHA injury and illness data that employers are already required to keep under existing OSHA regulations. The frequency and content of these establishment-specific submissions is set out in the final rule and is dependent on the size and industry of the employer. OSHA intends to post the data from these submissions on a publicly accessible Web site. OSHA does not intend to post any information on the Web site that could be used to identify individual employees. The final rule also amends OSHA's recordkeeping regulation to update requirements on how employers inform employees to report work- related injuries and illnesses to their employer. The final rule requires employers to inform employees of their right to report work- related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation; clarifies the existing implicit requirement that an employer's procedure for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses must be reasonable and not deter or discourage employees from reporting; and incorporates the existing statutory prohibition on retaliating against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses. The final rule also amends OSHA's existing recordkeeping regulation to clarify the rights of employees and their representatives to access the injury and illness records.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Standard on 4,4′-Methylenedianiline in Construction
Document Number: 2016-10966
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-10
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, ``Standard on 4,4'-Methylenedianiline in Construction,'' 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; Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Common Performance Reporting; Correction
Document Number: 2016-10806
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor published a document in the Federal Register of April 26, 2016, inviting public comments on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Common Performance Reporting Information Collection Request (81 FR 24654). The document contained a Web site that has changed in order to review the request and incorrect burden summary information.
Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting and Agenda
Document Number: 2016-10681
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Hexavalent Chromium Standards for General Industry, Shipyard Employment, and Construction
Document Number: 2016-10680
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-06
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, ``Hexavalent Chromium Standards for General Industry, Shipyard Employment, and Construction,'' 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 Form ETA-232, Domestic Agricultural In-Season Wage Report and Form ETA-232A, Wage Survey Interview Record, Extension With Revisions
Document Number: 2016-10536
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-05
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 for Form ETA-232, Domestic Agricultural In-Season Wage Report and Form ETA-232A, Wage Survey Interview Record. Both forms exist under OMB Control No. 1205-0017, and both expire September 20, 2016. These forms are used by the State Workforce Agencies to collect wage information from agricultural employers.
Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting
Document Number: 2016-10363
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-04
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 DOL core programs and services that assist veterans seeking employment and raise employer awareness as to the advantages of hiring veterans. There will be an opportunity for individuals or organizations to address the committee. Any individual or organization that wishes to do so should contact Mr. Gregory Green at 202-693-4734. 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 Friday, May 27, 2016 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.
All Items Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, United States City Average
Document Number: 2016-10362
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
All Items Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, United States City Average
Document Number: 2016-10360
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Requests To Approve Conformed Wage Classifications and Unconventional Fringe Benefit Plans Under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts and Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act
Document Number: 2016-10189
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Requests to Approve Conformed Wage Classifications and Unconventional Fringe Benefit Plans Under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts and Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act,'' 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; Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Activities and Worker Profiling and Reemployment Outcomes
Document Number: 2016-10188
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-02
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, ``Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Activities and Worker Profiling and Reemployment Outcomes,'' 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; American Time Use Survey-Eating and Health Supplement
Document Number: 2016-10187
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-02
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, ``American Time Use SurveyEating and Health 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; Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary
Document Number: 2016-10186
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-02
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, ``Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary,'' 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.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; High-Voltage Continuous Mining Machines Standards for Underground Coal Mines
Document Number: 2016-10169
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
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, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). This program helps to assure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments on the information collection for High- Voltage Continuous Mining Machines Standards for Underground Coal Mines.
Department of Labor Implementation of OMB Guidance on Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension
Document Number: 2016-10015
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is removing its regulations implementing the government-wide common rule on nonprocurement debarment and suspension, currently located in Part 98 of Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and adopting the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) guidance at Title 2 of the CFR. This regulatory action implements the OMB's initiative to streamline and consolidate into one title of the CFR all Federal regulations on nonprocurement debarment and suspension. These changes constitute an administrative simplification that would make no substantive change in DOL policy or procedures for nonprocurement debarment and suspension.
Department of Labor Implementation of OMB Guidance on Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension
Document Number: 2016-10014
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing to remove its regulations implementing the government-wide common rule on nonprocurement debarment and suspension, currently located in part 98 of title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and adopting the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) guidance at title 2 of the CFR. This regulatory action implements the OMB's initiative to streamline and consolidate into one title of the CFR all Federal regulations on nonprocurement debarment and suspension. These changes constitute an administrative simplification that would make no substantive change in DOL policy or procedures for nonprocurement debarment and suspension.
Privacy Act of 1974; Publication in Full of All Notices of Systems of Records, Including Several New Systems, Substantive Amendments to Existing Systems, Decommissioning of Obsolete Legacy Systems, and Publication of Proposed Routines Uses
Document Number: 2016-09510
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
This notice provides a complete publication of all Department of Labor Systems of Records. This notice proposes two new universal routine uses to the systems. This notice will update our last complete publication in full which appeared in the Federal Register on April 8, 2002. In addition to the 21 new systems which are being published for the first time, the notice proposes substantive and nonsubstantive amendments to 108 other systems that have been previously published. The notice also deletes 43 systems. Changes to the systems are summarized in the introductory portion of the Supplementary Information section.
Proposed Exemptions From Certain Prohibited Transaction Restrictions
Document Number: 2016-09946
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-28
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains notices of pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of proposed exemptions from certain of the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act) and/or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code). This notice includes the following proposed exemptions: D-11813, The Michael T. Sewell, M.D., P.S.C. Profit Sharing Plan (the Plan); D-11822, Plumbers' Pension Fund, Local 130, U.A. (the Plan or the Applicant); D-11858, Liberty Media 401(k) Savings Plan (the Plan); and, D-11866, Baxter International Inc. (Baxter or the Applicant).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; ETA Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Performance Accountability, Information, and Reporting System
Document Number: 2016-09807
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``ETA Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Performance Accountability, Information, and Reporting 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.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2016-09798
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
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: 2016-09797
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health State Plans
Document Number: 2016-09751
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Occupational Safety and Health State Plans,'' 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; Announcement of OMB Approvals
Document Number: 2016-09713
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved certain collections of information, listed in the Supplementary Information below, following EBSA's submission of requests for such approvals under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This notice describes the information collections that have been approved or re-approved, their OMB control numbers, and their current expiration dates.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Common Performance Reporting
Document Number: 2016-09637
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-26
Agency: Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Common Performance Reporting,'' 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.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-09553
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-09550
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Black Lung Benefits Act: Disclosure of Medical Information and Payment of Benefits
Document Number: 2016-09525
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
This final rule revises the regulations implementing the Black Lung Benefits Act to address certain procedural issues that have arisen in claim adjudications and other technical issues. To protect miners' health, assist parties without adequate legal representation, and enhance the accuracy of benefits entitlement decisions, the final rule includes a new provision that requires all parties to exchange with each other any medical information developed in connection with a claim for benefits and allows for the imposition of sanctions for failure to comply with the rule. The final rule also clarifies a liable coal mine operator's obligation to pay effective benefits awards by requiring payment before allowing the operator to challenge the award through the Act's modification procedures. In addition, the final rule resolves an ambiguity regarding how physicians' follow-up reports should be considered under the evidence-limiting rules, and allows the Department to fully participate in claims adjudications after the liable coal mine operator stops participating because of adverse financial developments, such as bankruptcy or insolvency.
Comment Request for Information Collection for the Ready to Work Partnership Grants Evaluation, New Collection
Document Number: 2016-09571
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-25
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. A copy of the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the addressee section of this notice.
Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-09552
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
QPS Evaluation Services: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2016-09503
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for QPS Evaluation Services Inc. as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC) Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2016-09490
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), and after consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of Labor is renewing the charter for the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC or the Committee). The Committee will better enable OSHA to perform its duties under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (the OSH Act) of 1970, and help to improve the fairness, efficiency, and transparency of OSHA's whistleblower investigations.
QPS Evaluation Services Inc.: Grant of Renewal and Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2016-09488
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's final decision granting renewal and expansion of recognition of QPS Evaluation Services Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Youthful Offender Grants Management Information System, (OMB Control No. 1205-0513) Extension With Revisions
Document Number: 2016-09382
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the revision to the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Youthful Offender Grants Management Information System, (OMB Control No. 1205- 0513).'' 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.
Program Reporting and Performance Standards System for Indian and Native American Programs Under Title I, Section 166 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Extension With Revision; OMB Control No. 1205-0422
Document Number: 2016-09381
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) [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. This notice utilizes standard clearance procedures in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR 1320.12.
Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-09380
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-22
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 revision of the ``Report on Occupational Employment and Wages.'' 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.
The Benzene Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2016-08915
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-19
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 Benzene Standard (29 CFR 1910.1028).
Program Year (PY) 2016 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Allotments; PY 2016 Wagner-Peyser Act Final Allotments and PY 2016 Workforce Information Grants
Document Number: 2016-08747
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This notice announces allotments for PY 2016 for WIOA Title I Youth, Adults and Dislocated Worker Activities programs; final allotments for Employment Service (ES) activities under the Wagner- Peyser Act for PY 2016 and Workforce Information Grants allotments for PY 2016. WIOA allotments for States and the State final allotments for the Wagner-Peyser Act are based on formulas defined in their respective statutes. WIOA requires allotments for the outlying areas to be competitively based rather than based on a formula determined by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) as occurred under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). For PY 2016, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 waives the competition requirement, and the Secretary is using the discretionary formula rationale and methodology for allocating PY 2016 funds for the outlying areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the United States Virgin Islands) that was published in the Federal Register at 65 FR 8236 (Feb. 17, 2000). WIOA specifically included the Republic of Palau as an outlying area, except during any period for which the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Education determine that a Compact of Free Association is in effect and contains provisions for training and education assistance prohibiting the assistance provided under WIOA; no such determinations prohibiting assistance have been made. The formula that the Department of Labor (Department) used for PY 2016 is the same formula used in PY 2015 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.
Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints Under Section 402 of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
Document Number: 2016-08724
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This document provides the final text of regulations governing the employee protection (retaliation or whistleblower) provision found at section 402 of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which added section 1012 to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. An interim final rule governing these provisions and requesting public comment was published in the Federal Register on February 13, 2014. Two comments were received that were responsive to the rule. This rule responds to those comments and establishes the final procedures and time frames for the handling of retaliation complaints under FSMA, including procedures and time frames for employee complaints to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), investigations by OSHA, appeals of OSHA determinations to an administrative law judge (ALJ) for a hearing de novo, hearings by ALJs, review of ALJ decisions by the Administrative Review Board (ARB) (acting on behalf of the Secretary of Labor), and judicial review of the Secretary's final decision.
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
Document Number: 2016-08762
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This Federal Register notice announces meetings of the full Committee and the workgroups on May 3 and 4, 2016 in Washington, DC.
TUV SUD America Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2016-08761
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for TUV SUD America Inc. as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Notice of Availability of Funds and Funding Opportunity Announcement for: Pathways to Justice Careers for Youth
Document Number: 2016-08745
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor, announces the availability of approximately $5,000,000 in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 169 for the Pathways to Justice Careers (PJC) program designed to support access and entry into career pathways for at-risk and court-involved youth ages 16-21. This program supports at-risk and court-involved youth that are still in school (``eligible youth'') by providing: (1) Exposure to the world of work in the career fields of justice and emergency services, (2) mentoring to encourage participants to complete a high school diploma or equivalency, and (3) supportive services that engage participants and deter them from engaging or re-engaging with the criminal justice system. The Department plans to award approximately 5 grants of up to $1,000,000 each. These grants will combine case management, mentoring, career exploration, and exposure to the world of work models in the field of justice and emergency services for in-school youth ages 16 to 21, that are eligible to graduate within 2 years and are at risk of dropping out of school or at risk of entanglement in the criminal justice system, or both; the eligible youth must be enrolled in a public secondary school or alternative secondary school. This grant provides these in-school youth the opportunity to work with and be mentored by professionals currently working in justice and emergency services careers. The complete FOA and any subsequent FOA amendments in connection with this funding opportunity are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at https://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm or on http:// www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this funding opportunity.
Notice of Availability of Funds and Funding Opportunity Announcement for Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) Technical Assistance (TA) Grants
Document Number: 2016-08744
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau, and the Office of Apprenticeship announces the availability of approximately $1,988,000.00 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. Awards made under this announcement are subject to the availability of Federal funds. The Department plans to disburse Program Year (PY) 2015/16 WANTO grant funds to up to four (4) community-based organization (CBO) grantees with the ceiling amount of up to $650,000 to develop and operate innovative technical assistance projects to improve outreach, recruitment, hiring, training, employment, and retention of women including for, women of color and women with disabilities in apprenticeships and nontraditional occupations, as defined in Section VIII.A of the FOA. These awards will have a 24-month period of performance. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016. The complete FOA and any subsequent FOA amendments in connection with this funding opportunity are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at https://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm_ or on http:/ /www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this funding opportunity.
Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-08505
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-13
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: Death Gratuity Forms (CA- 40, CA-41, and CA-42). 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: 2016-08457
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-13
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.
Data Users Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting and Agenda
Document Number: 2016-08093
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics