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

Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting
Document Number: 2018-28321
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
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 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 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; The Study of the Great Recession and the Unemployment Insurance (UI) System in the 21st Century, New Collection
Document Number: 2018-28310
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
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 required 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, DOL is soliciting comments concerning the collection of information for the Study of the Great Recession and the Unemployment Insurance (UI) System in the 21st Century. 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.
Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation; Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-28248
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
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). 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 Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Carrier's Report of Issuance of Policy (LS-570). 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; Comment Request; Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers (UCX)
Document Number: 2018-28244
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
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, ``Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers (UCX).'' 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Short-Time Compensation (STC) Grants
Document Number: 2018-28243
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Employment and Training Adminstration
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, ``Short-Time Compensation (STC) Grants.'' 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; H-1B Technical Skills Training and Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Grants
Document Number: 2018-28242
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
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, ``H-1B Technical Skills Training and Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Grants.'' 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Transmittal for Unemployment Insurance Materials
Document Number: 2018-28224
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
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, ``Transmittal for Unemployment Insurance Materials.'' 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).
Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-28222
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
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. 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 reinstatement with change of the ``Quick Business Survey Operations Test.'' 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.
Proposed Exemptions From Certain Prohibited Transaction Restrictions
Document Number: 2018-28091
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
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). If granted, these proposed exemptions allow designated parties to engage in transactions that would otherwise be prohibited provided the conditions stated there in are met. This notice includes the following proposed exemptions: D- 11924, The Les Schwab Tire Centers of Washington, Inc., the Les Schwab Tire Centers of Boise, Inc., and the Les Schwab Tire Centers of Portland, Inc.; D-11918, Seventy Seven Energy Inc. Retirement & Savings Plan; D-11940, Tidewater Savings and Retirement Plan; and D-11947, Principal Life Insurance Company (PLIC) and its Affiliates.
Exemptions from Certain Prohibited Transaction Restrictions
Document Number: 2018-28092
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains exemptions issued by the Department of Labor (the Department) 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: 2018-08, Liberty Media 401(k) Savings Plan, D-11890; and 2018-09, CLS Investments, LLC and Affiliates, D-11931.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standard
Document Number: 2018-28047
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
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; Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs Accrediting Entity Information
Document Number: 2018-28044
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-27
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) proposal titled, ``Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs Accrediting Entity Information,'' 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.
Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Aliens in Agriculture in the United States: Adverse Effect Wage Rate for Range Occupations in 2019
Document Number: 2018-28031
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the 2019 Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H-2A workers) to perform herding or production of livestock on the range. AEWRs are the minimum wage rates the Department has determined must be offered and paid by employers to H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment so that the wages and working conditions of similarly employed workers in the United States (U.S.) will not be adversely affected. In this notice, the Department announces the annual update of the AEWR for workers engaged in the herding or production of livestock on the range, as required by the methodology established in the Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Foreign Workers in the Herding or Production of Livestock on the Range in the United States, 80 FR 62958, 63067-63068 (Oct. 16, 2015); 20 CFR 655.211.
Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Aliens in Agriculture in the United States: 2019 Adverse Effect Wage Rates for Non-Range Occupations
Document Number: 2018-28030
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the 2019 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H-2A workers) to perform agricultural labor or services other than the herding or production of livestock on the range. AEWRs are the minimum wage rates the Department has determined must be offered and paid by employers to H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment for a particular occupation and area so that the wages and working conditions of similarly employed workers in the United States (U.S.) will not be adversely affected. In this notice, the Department announces the annual update of the AEWRs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, Implementation Evaluation of the National Health Emergency (NHE) Demonstration Grants To Address the Opioid Crisis, New Collection
Document Number: 2018-27919
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
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 about the Implementation Evaluation of the National Health Emergency Demonstration Grants to Address the Opioid Crisis. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Database of Childcare Costs Submission for Review: National Database of Childcare Costs
Document Number: 2018-27861
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau (WB) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed information collection request (ICR) titled, ``National Database of Childcare Costs''. 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).
Curtis-Straus LLC: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2018-27856
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Curtis- Straus LLC for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-27850
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
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. 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 reinstatement of the ``Current Population Survey (CPS) Disability Supplement,'' to be conducted in July 2019. 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.
Fee Adjustment for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Mining Products
Document Number: 2018-27633
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announces a revised hourly rate for the fees charged to applicants and approval holders for testing, evaluating, and approving products for use in mines. MSHA charges a fee to cover the full cost (direct and indirect costs) of its services associated with the approval program. The new hourly rate is $137.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-27298
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-27297
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-27295
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH): Notice of MACOSH Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2018-27109
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-14
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 Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH). The Committee will provide OSHA with expertise related to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (the OSH Act) of 1970. The term of the most recent MACOSH membership expired on January 20, 2018. A request for nominations notice was published in the Federal Register (83 FR 54147 (10/26/2018)). OSHA will publish a list of MACOSH members in the Federal Register.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Statement of Expenditures and Financial Adjustments of Federal Funds for Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees and Ex-Servicemembers Report
Document Number: 2018-27074
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-14
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, ``Statement of Expenditures and Financial Adjustments of Federal Funds for Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees and Ex-Servicemembers Report.'' 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).
Workforce Information Advisory Council
Document Number: 2018-26928
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-13
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor invites interested parties to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC) and announces the procedures for those nominations. From the nominations received, the Department will fill all 14 slots on the Council. Information regarding the WIAC can be found at https://www.doleta.gov/wioa/wiac/.
Revising the Beryllium Standard for General Industry
Document Number: 2018-26448
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
On January 9, 2017, OSHA issued a final rule adopting a comprehensive general industry standard for occupational exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds. In this proposed rule, OSHA is proposing to modify the general industry standard to clarify certain provisions and simplify or improve compliance. Proposed changes would maintain safety and health protections for workers and are designed to enhance worker protections overall by ensuring that the rule is well- understood and compliance is more straightforward.
Modernizing Recruitment Requirements for the Temporary Employment of H-2B Foreign Workers in the United States; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-26767
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This document extends the period for submitting written comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled Modernizing Recruitment Requirements for the Temporary Employment of H- 2B Foreign Workers in the United States. The comment period was initially scheduled to end on December 10, 2018. The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor (collectively, the Departments) are taking this action to provide interested parties additional time to submit comments in response to requests for an extension of the commenting period.
Modernizing Recruitment Requirements for the Temporary Employment of H-2A Foreign Workers in the United States; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-26766
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This document extends the period for submitting written comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled Modernizing Recruitment Requirements for the Temporary Employment of H- 2A Foreign Workers in the United States. The comment period ends on December 10, 2018. The Department of Labor (Department) is taking this action to provide interested parties additional time to submit comments in response to requests for an extension of the commenting period.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Document Number: 2018-26583
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-10
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, ``Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses,'' 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; Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) Program Implementation Study; New Collection
Document Number: 2018-26574
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-07
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 for the Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) Program Implementation Study. 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 Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2018-26261
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-26191
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-26190
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligiblity To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2018-26189
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; H-2A Sheepherder Recordkeeping Requirement
Document Number: 2018-26110
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL or Department) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``H-2A Sheepherder Recordkeeping Requirement,'' 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. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Application for a Farm Labor Contractor or Farm Labor Contractor Employee Certificate of Registration
Document Number: 2018-26109
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
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, ``Application for a Farm Labor Contractor or Farm Labor Contractor Employee Certificate of Registration'' 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.