Department of Labor July 30, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Senior Community Service Employment Program; Performance Accountability
Document Number: 2018-16216
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is adopting as a final rule without change the interim final rule (IFR) published by the Department in the Federal Register on December 1, 2017. The IFR revised performance accountability measures for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). The Older Americans Act (OAA) Reauthorization Act of 2016 (2016 OAA) amended the measures of performance for the SCSEP program in large part to align them with the performance measures mandated for programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and required implementation, including through regulation by December 31, 2017. The IFR revised the Performance Accountability subpart of the SCSEP regulations to reflect changes necessitated by the passage of the 2016 OAA. In addition, the IFR made minor, non- substantive amendments to other subparts of the SCSEP regulations to reflect the 2016 OAA amendments that aligned the SCSEP program statutory language with WIOA, such as updating outdated terminology and outdated references to the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), which WIOA superseded. The implemented regulations, referred to as an IFR, took effect on January 2, 2018. The Department solicited public comment on the IFR, and the Department considered these comments when it prepared this final rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Distribution of Characteristics of the Insured Unemployed
Document Number: 2018-16215
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Distribution of Characteristics of the Insured Unemployed.'' 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).
TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2018-16214
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the applications of TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc., for expansion of its scope of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the applications.
Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
Document Number: 2018-16059
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This proposed rule would amend OSHA's recordkeeping regulation by rescinding the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Forms 300 and 301. These establishments will continue to be required to submit information from their Form 300A summaries. OSHA is amending its recordkeeping regulations to protect sensitive worker information from potential disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). OSHA has preliminarily determined that the risk of disclosure of this information, the costs to OSHA of collecting and using the information, and the reporting burden on employers are unjustified given the uncertain benefits of collecting the information. OSHA believes that this proposal maintains safety and health protections for workers while also reducing the burden to employers of complying with the current rule. OSHA seeks comment on this proposal, particularly on its impact on worker privacy, including the risks posed by exposing workers' sensitive information to possible FOIA disclosure. In addition, OSHA is proposing to require covered employers to submit their Employer Identification Number (EIN) electronically along with their injury and illness data submission.
Information Collection Request; Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification
Document Number: 2018-15687
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is providing the public an additional 30 days to comment on only the information collection requirements contained in the proposed updates to its standard for cranes and derricks in construction published on May 21, 2018.