Department of Labor April 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Curtis-Strauss LLC: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2019-08433
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for Curtis-Strauss LLC (CSL), as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) Program Implementation Study, New Collection
Document Number: 2019-08354
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-25
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 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Dislocated Workers Emergency Grant Application and Reporting Procedures
Document Number: 2019-08125
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-23
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, ``National Dislocated Workers Emergency Grant Application and Reporting Procedures.'' 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; Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements; Records To Be Kept by Employers-Fair Labor Standards Act
Document Number: 2019-08073
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-23
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards 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 (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 Wage and Hour Division is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Records to be kept by EmployersFair Labor Standards Act. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Quick Survey Business Questions Test
Document Number: 2019-08001
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-22
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) reinstatement with change titled, ``Quick Survey Business Questions Test,'' 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.
CSA Group Testing & Certification, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2019-07997
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for CSA Group Testing & Certification, Inc. (CSA), as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Additionally, OSHA announces the addition of one test standard to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standard
Document Number: 2019-07934
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This notice is a summary of petition for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below.
Program Year (PY) 2019 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Allotments; PY 2019 Wagner-Peyser Act Final Allotments and PY 2019 Workforce Information Grants
Document Number: 2019-07729
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This notice announces allotments for PY 2019 for WIOA Title I Youth, Adult and Dislocated Worker Activities programs; final allotments for Employment Service (ES) activities under the Wagner- Peyser Act for PY 2019 and the allotments of Workforce Information Grants to States for PY 2019. 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 awarded rather than based on a formula determined by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) as occurred under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). However, for PY 2019, the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 waives the competition requirement, and the Secretary is using the discretionary formula rationale and methodology for allocating PY 2019 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 on February 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 2019 is the same formula used in PY 2018 and is described in the section on Youth Activities program allotments. The Department invites comments only on the formula used to allot funds to the Outlying Areas.
SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2019-07728
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for SGS North America, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Additionally, OSHA announces the addition of fourteen test standards to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2019-07726
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Agreement Approval Process for Use of Functional Affirmative Action Programs.
Document Number: 2019-07494
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Agreement Approval Process for Use of Functional Affirmative Action Programs,'' 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; Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary Required Under the Affordable Care Act
Document Number: 2019-07378
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-15
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, ``Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary Required Under the Affordable Care 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). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals and Slings
Document Number: 2019-07286
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is issuing technical amendments for minor corrections to the Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals and Slings standards.
Supply and Service Program; Proposed Renewal of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-07251
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-12
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). The 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 Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew the information collection that implements OFCCP's supply and service program jurisdiction. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice or by accessing it at www.regulations.gov.
Proposed Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards and the Scopes of Recognition of Several NRTLs
Document Number: 2019-07040
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA proposes to: (1) Add new test standards to the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTL) Program's list of appropriate test standards; (2) delete or replace several test standards from the NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards; and (3) update the scope of recognition of several NRTLs.
Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards and the Scopes of Recognition of Several NRTLs
Document Number: 2019-07039
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to: (1) Add a new test standard to the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTL) Program's list of appropriate test standards; (2) delete or replace several test standards from the NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards; and (3) update the scope of recognition of several NRTLs.
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2019-07038
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., for expansion of the scope of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network [RETAIN] Demonstration Project and Evaluation
Document Number: 2019-07037
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-10
Agency: Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network [RETAIN] Demonstration Project and Evaluation,'' 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.
Joint Employer Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
Document Number: 2019-06500
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-09
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
This proposed rulemaking is intended to update and clarify the Department of Labor's (Department) interpretation of joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA or Act), which has not been significantly revised in over 60 years. The proposed changes are designed to promote certainty for employers and employees, reduce litigation, promote greater uniformity among court decisions, and encourage innovation in the economy.
Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health
Document Number: 2019-06895
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Advisory Board will meet April 24-25, 2019, in Augusta, Georgia, near the Savannah River Site. Comments, requests to speak, submissions of materials for the record, and requests for special accommodations: You must submit (postmark, send, transmit) comments, requests to address the Advisory Board, speaker presentations, and requests for special accommodations for the meetings by April 17, 2019.
Construction Compliance Check Letters; New Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-06894
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-08
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). The 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 Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to implement the Construction Compliance Check Letters. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice or by accessing it at www.regulations.gov.
Notice of Availability, Request for Comments
Document Number: 2019-06667
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-05
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments on the proposed renewal of the information collection requests (ICRs) contained in the documents described below. A copy of the ICRs may be obtained by contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. ICRs also are available at reginfo.gov (http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) State Survey
Document Number: 2019-06660
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-05
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, ``TAA State Survey.'' 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: Jobs for Veterans State Grant Budget Information Summary; Jobs for Veterans State Grant Expenditure Detail Report; Jobs for Veterans State Grant Staffing Directory
Document Number: 2019-06659
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training Service
VETS is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on four (4) separate collections of information: VETS 401 entitled Jobs for Veterans State Grant Budget Information Summary, VETS 402A or VETS 402B entitled Jobs for Veterans State Grant Expenditure Detail Report, VETS 403 entitled Jobs for Veterans State Grant Technical Performance Narrative, and VETS 501 entitled Jobs for Veterans State Grant Staffing Directory. The information collection contained in this notice is an extension with revisions. VETS is soliciting comments on the continuation of the approved information collections.
Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting
Document Number: 2019-06658
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service
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, April 17, 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. Date and Time: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at approximately 4:30 p.m. (EST).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Required Elements of an Unemployment Insurance (UI) Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) Grant State Plan
Document Number: 2019-05307
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-05
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 information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Required Elements of an Unemployment Insurance (UI) Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) Grant State Plan.'' 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).
Allocating Grants to States for Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) and Determining Outcome Payments in Accordance With Title III, Section 306 of the Social Security Act
Document Number: 2019-06558
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, Public Law 115-123 (BBA), established permanent authorization for the RESEA program by adding Section 306 to Title III of the Social Security Act (SSA). DOL is seeking state and public comments/suggestions pursuant to Section 306(f)(4), SSA, on how to allocate base funds for the RESEA program, as provided under Section 306(f)(1), SSA, and outcome payments, as provided under Section 306(f)(2), SSA.
Whistleblower Stakeholder Meeting
Document Number: 2019-06267
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is announcing a public meeting to solicit comments and suggestions from stakeholders on issues facing the agency in the administration of the whistleblower protection provisions under Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management; Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension Without Change; Comment Request; DOL Generic Solution for Solicitation for Funding Opportunity Announcement Responses
Document Number: 2019-06210
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-01
Agency: Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension of the authorization to conduct the DOL Generic Solution for Solicitation for Funding Opportunity Announcement Responses information collection.
Labor Certification Process for Temporary Employment in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CW-1 Workers)
Document Number: 2019-05937
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-01
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is issuing new regulations governing the certification of temporary employment opportunities to be filled by nonimmigrant workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and the obligations applicable to employers of such workers under the CNMI-Only Transitional Worker visa program (CW-1). This interim final rule (IFR), implementing provisions of the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018 (Workforce Act), establishes the process by which a CNMI employer will obtain a prevailing wage determination (PWD) and temporary labor certification (TLC) from DOL for use in petitioning the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to employ a nonimmigrant worker in CW-1 status. Although the CW-1 visa classification predates the Workforce Act, classification as a CW-1 nonimmigrant does not currently require a labor certification. The Workforce Act institutes a labor certification requirement as a prerequisite for approval of a CW-1 petition by DHS and charges the Department with promulgating an IFR to administer this new labor certification requirement. We are also issuing regulations to provide for increased worker protections for both United States (U.S.) and foreign workers to ensure no U.S. worker is placed at a competitive disadvantage compared to a foreign worker or is displaced by a foreign worker.