Department of Labor August 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Information Collections: Work Study Program of the Child Labor Regulations
Document Number: 2018-19022
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension to the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Work-Study Program of the Child Labor Regulations.'' 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. 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. A copy of the proposed information request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice.
Procedures for Appointment of Administrative Law Judges for the Department of Labor
Document Number: 2018-18924
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
Comment Request for Information Collection for Form ETA-9142-B-CAA-2
Document Number: 2018-18817
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL or Department), as part of its effort to streamline information collection, clarify statutory and regulatory requirements, and provide greater transparency and oversight in the H-2B nonimmigrant visa application processes, 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 (PRA). 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 revision of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1205-0531, containing Form ETA-9142-B-CAA-2, Attestation for Employers Seeking to Employ H-2B Nonimmigrant Workers Under Section 205 of Division M of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 Public Law 115-141 (March 23, 2018), which expires November 30, 2018. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ``Addresses'' section of this notice.
White Collar Exemption Regulations; Public Listening Sessions
Document Number: 2018-18649
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor will conduct public listening sessions to gather views on white collar exemption regulations. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) generally requires covered employers to pay their employees at least the federal minimum wage (currently $7.25 an hour) for all hours worked, and overtime premium pay of not less than one and one-half times the employee's regular rate of pay for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek. The FLSA exempts from both minimum wage and overtime protection ``any employee employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, or professional capacity'' and delegates to the Secretary of Labor the power to define and delimit these terms through regulation.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, Evaluation of the American Apprenticeship Initiative, New Collection
Document Number: 2018-18478
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
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, DOL 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.
Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting
Document Number: 2018-18477
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
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 Monday, September 10, 2018 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: H-2A Recordkeeping Requirement
Document Number: 2018-18211
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL or 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. 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, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend the approval of this information collection. Current expiration of the information collection is November 30, 2018.
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-18193
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-18192
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Evaluation of the American Apprenticeship Initiative Office of the Secretary
Document Number: 2018-18153
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-23
Agency: Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``Evaluation of the American Apprenticeship Initiative,'' 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.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standard
Document Number: 2018-17886
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This notice is a summary of a petition for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the party listed below.
Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-17718
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-17
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). 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 extension for the collection of the ``BLS Data Sharing Program.'' 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 Cadmium in Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2018-17557
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Cadmium in General Industry Standard.
Vacancy Posting: Chair of the Administrative Review Board
Document Number: 2018-17375
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-13
Agency: Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) Impact Evaluation, New Collection
Document Number: 2018-17244
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-13
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) [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, DOL is soliciting comments concerning the collection of survey data about the HVRP Impact Evaluation. A copy of the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the addressee section of this notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Implementation Evaluation-Site Visit Protocols
Document Number: 2018-17146
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Implementation EvaluationSite Visit Protocols,'' 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.
Limited Extension of Select Compliance Dates for Occupational Exposure to Beryllium in General Industry
Document Number: 2018-17106
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
With this final rule, OSHA is extending the compliance date for certain ancillary requirements of the general industry beryllium standard to December 12, 2018. This standard protects workers from the hazards of beryllium exposure. OSHA has determined that this final rule will maintain essential safety and health protections for workers while OSHA prepares a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to clarify specific provisions of the beryllium standard in accordance with a settlement agreement entered into with stakeholders. The December 12, 2018, compliance date affects only certain ancillary provisions, i.e., methods of compliance, beryllium work areas, regulated areas, personal protective clothing and equipment, hygiene areas and practices, housekeeping, communication of hazards, and recordkeeping.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; State Apprenticeship Expansion (SAE) Grants Research Study
Document Number: 2018-16930
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a new request for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``State Apprenticeship Expansion (SAE) Grants Research Study.'' 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).
FM Approvals LLC: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2018-16617
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for FM Approvals, LLC (FM), as a NRTL. In addition, OSHA announces the addition of four test standards to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane (DBCP) Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2018-16614
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is soliciting public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified by the 1,2-Dibromo-3- Chloropropane (DBCP) Standard.
Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2018
Document Number: 2018-16613
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces availability of approximately $10.5 million for Susan Harwood Training Grant Program grants. Three separate funding opportunity announcements are available for Targeted Topic Training grants, Training and Educational Materials grants, and Capacity Building grants (Funding Opportunity Number SHTG-FY-17-03 will cover two types of Capacity Building grants: (1) Capacity Building Pilot and (2) Capacity Building Developomental grants). Funding Opportunity Number: SHTG-FY-17-01 (Targeted Topic Training grants). Funding Opportunity Number: SHTG-FY-17-02 (Training and Educational Materials grants). Funding Opportunity Number: SHTG-FY-17-03 (Capacity Building grants). Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 17.502.
Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance
Document Number: 2018-16568
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-03
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This final rule amends the definition of short-term, limited- duration insurance for purposes of its exclusion from the definition of individual health insurance coverage. This action is being taken to lengthen the maximum duration of short-term, limited-duration insurance, which will provide more affordable consumer choices for health coverage.
Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Nominations for Vacancies
Document Number: 2018-16571
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-02
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor