Department of Labor September 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2017-20940
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 1998-54 Relating to Certain Employee Benefit Plan Foreign Exchange Transactions Executed Pursuant to Standing Instructions
Document Number: 2017-20916
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-29
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, ``Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 1998-54 Relating to Certain Employee Benefit Plan Foreign Exchange Transactions Executed Pursuant to Standing Instructions,'' 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). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Request for Information on Potential Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Demonstration Projects
Document Number: 2017-20338
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Department of Labor
Washington State's workers' compensation system runs several promising early intervention programs including the Centers of Occupational Health and Education (COHE) and the Early Return to Work and the Stay at Work programs, which provide early intervention and return-to-work services for individuals with work-related health conditions and their employers. The President's FY2018 budget proposed that the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) jointly conduct a demonstration testing the effects of implementing key features of these programs in other states and/or for a broader population beyond workers' compensation. To do that, we anticipate funding two to three states to operate projects with key elements drawn from the Washington State programs mentioned above, with an increased emphasis on access to employment-related supports, or fund the expansion of existing programs to include increased access to employment-related supports. The ultimate policy goal is to increase employment and labor force participation of individuals who have or are developing work disabilities. This request for information (RFI) seeks public input on how the proposed demonstration projects can best be designed to promote labor force attachment, coordinate employment and health services, and support injured and ill workers in returning to and remaining at work. The input we receive will inform our deliberations about the possible design of a future demonstration project.
Steel Erection; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2017-20771
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Standard on Steel Erection.
Powered Industrial Trucks Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2017-20770
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
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 Powered Industrial Trucks Standard. The information collection requirements address truck design, construction and modification, as well as certification of training and evaluation for truck operators.
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2017-20761
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Hawaii State Plan for Occupational Safety and Health; Operational Status Agreement
Document Number: 2017-20760
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This document announces a new Operational Status Agreement between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Hawaii State Plan. This agreement specifies the respective areas of federal and state authority, and under which Hawaii will reassume enforcement coverage in the private sector.
Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health: Joint Subcommittee Meeting Between Subcommittee on Medical Advice Re: Weighing Medical Evidence and Subcommittee on Industrial Hygienists (IH) & Contract Medical Consultants (CMC) and Their Reports
Document Number: 2017-20620
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The subcommittees will meet via teleconference on October 23, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
Updated Methodology for Selecting a Job Corps Center for Closure and Center Proposed for Closure: Comments Requested
Document Number: 2017-20482
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor (the Department or DOL) issues this notice to revise the ``additional considerations'' for selecting Job Corps Centers for closure, and to propose the closure of Golconda Job Corps Center (Golconda) in Golconda, Illinois, based on low-performance. This notice seeks public comment on the proposal to close Golconda.
Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health
Document Number: 2017-20335
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) invites interested parties to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health for Part E of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).
Proposed Renewal of Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-20333
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre- clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). This program helps ensure that requested data is provided in the desired format, that the reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, that the collection instruments are clearly understood, and that the impact of collection requirements on respondents is properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is soliciting comments on its proposal to renew the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the construction information collection. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained on www.regulations.gov or by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice.
Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, Notice of Rate Change in Effect as of January 1, 2018
Document Number: 2017-19668
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (the Department) is issuing this notice to announce the applicable minimum wage rate to be paid to workers performing work on or in connection with Federal contracts covered by Executive Order 13658, beginning January 1, 2018. Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors (the Executive Order or the Order), was signed on February 12, 2014, and raised the hourly minimum wage paid by contractors to workers performing work on covered Federal contracts to: $10.10 per hour, beginning January 1, 2015; and beginning January 1, 2016, and annually thereafter, an amount determined by the Secretary of Labor (the Secretary) in accordance with the methodology set forth in the Order. See 79 FR 9851. The Secretary's determination of the Executive Order minimum wage rate also affects the minimum hourly cash wage that must be paid to tipped employees performing work on or in connection with covered contracts. See 79 FR 9851-52. The Secretary is required to provide notice to the public of the new minimum wage rate at least 90 days before such rate is to take effect. See 79 FR 9851. The applicable minimum wage under Executive Order 13658 is currently $10.20 per hour, in effect since January 1, 2017. See 81 FR 64513. The applicable minimum cash wage that generally must be paid to tipped employees performing work on or in connection with covered contracts is currently $6.80 per hour, in effect since January 1, 2017. Id. Pursuant to Executive Order 13658 and its implementing regulations at 29 CFR part 10, notice is hereby given that beginning January 1, 2018, the Executive Order minimum wage rate that generally must be paid to workers performing work on or in connection with covered contracts will increase to $10.35 per hour. Notice is also hereby given that, beginning January 1, 2018, the required minimum cash wage that generally must be paid to tipped employees performing work on or in connection with covered contracts will increase to $7.25 per hour.
Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Through FY 2017 Stand Down Grant Requests
Document Number: 2017-19664
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
Agency: Department of Labor
This notice amends 80 FR 80390 (Dec. 24, 2015) [FR Doc. 2015- 32406 Filed 12-23-15; 8:45 a.m.]. The revised language is below:
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Producer Price Index Survey
Document Number: 2017-19506
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-14
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, ``Producer Price Index Survey,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2017-19466
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational 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 and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). 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 impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of approval for the current information collection requirements of Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Evaluation of the American Apprenticeship Initiative
Document Number: 2017-19423
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-13
Agency: Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), 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). 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 on the Evaluation of the American Apprenticeship Initiative. A copy of the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice.
MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Update to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2017-19403
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for MET Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Additionally, OSHA announces its final decision to add two new test standards to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines
Document Number: 2017-19381
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) proposes to amend the Agency's final rule on examinations of working places in metal and nonmetal mines that was published in January 2017. The proposed changes would require that an examination of the working place be conducted before work begins or as miners begin work in that place, and that the examination record include descriptions of adverse conditions that are not corrected promptly and the dates of corrective action for these conditions. The proposed rule would provide mine operators additional flexibility in managing their safety and health programs and reduce regulatory burdens without reducing the protections afforded miners.
Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines
Document Number: 2017-19380
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
On January 23, 2017, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a final rule in the Federal Register amending the Agency's standards for the examination of working places in metal and nonmetal mines. MSHA is proposing to delay the effective date of the Agency's final rule to March 2, 2018. This extension would offer additional time for MSHA to provide stakeholders training and compliance assistance.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Hoist Operators' Physical Fitness
Document Number: 2017-19238
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-12
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, ``Hoist Operators' Physical Fitness'' 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). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
188th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Teleconference Meeting
Document Number: 2017-18955
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-07
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Reemployment of Unemployment Insurance Benefit Recipients
Document Number: 2017-18926
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-07
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, ``Reemployment of Unemployment Insurance Benefit Recipients,'' 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). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Curtis-Strauss LLC: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2017-18678
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for Curtis-Strauss LLC as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Family and Medical Leave Act, Wave 4 Surveys
Document Number: 2017-18610
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``Family and Medical Leave Act, Wave 4 Surveys,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Notice of Recurrence
Document Number: 2017-18481
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
On August 31, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Notice of Recurrence,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health Administration Grantee Quarterly Progress Report
Document Number: 2017-18479
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
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, ``Occupational Safety and Health Administration Grantee Quarterly Progress Report,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Underground Construction Standard
Document Number: 2017-18478
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
On August 31, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Underground Construction Standard,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Notice of Alleged Safety or Health Hazards
Document Number: 2017-18477
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
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, ``Notice of Alleged Safety or Health Hazards,'' 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). Public comments on the ICR are invited.