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

Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health
Document Number: 2019-23821
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Advisory Board will meet November 20-21, 2019, in Paducah, Kentucky, near the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant covered facility. 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 November 13, 2019.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request; Information Collections: Application for a Farm Labor Contractor or Farm Labor Contractor Employee Certificate of Registration
Document Number: 2019-23782
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, 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. 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 the revision and extension to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collections: Application for a Farm Labor Contractor or Farm Labor Contractor Employee Certificate of Registration. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Nonmonetary Determination Activity Report
Document Number: 2019-23777
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
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, ``Nonmonetary Determination Activity 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).
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Safety Standards for Underground Coal Mine Ventilation-Belt Entry Used as an Intake Air Course To Ventilate Working Sections and Areas Where Mechanized Mining Equipment Is Being Installed or Removed
Document Number: 2019-23776
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine 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 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. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments on the information collection for Safety Standards for Underground Coal Mine VentilationBelt Entry Used as an Intake Air Course to Ventilate Working Sections and Areas Where Mechanized Mining Equipment is Being Installed or Removed.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Program To Prevent Smoking in Hazardous Areas
Document Number: 2019-23775
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine 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 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. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments on the information collection for Program to Prevent Smoking in Hazardous Areas.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Efforts To Improve Outcomes; Correction
Document Number: 2019-23622
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) published a document in the Federal Register of September 25, 2019, soliciting public comments on the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Efforts to Improve Outcomes Information Collection Request (84 FR 50475). The document contained an incorrect date by which written comments must be received.
TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2019-23570
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc. (TUVRNA) for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH): Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-23458
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This Federal Register notice announces meetings of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) workgroups and full Committee on November 19 and 20, 2019 in Washington, DC.
Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligiblity To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-23457
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) Implementation Study
Document Number: 2019-23456
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) Implementation Study,'' 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.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-23455
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-23454
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Benefit Appeals Report
Document Number: 2019-23453
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
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 revision for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled ``Benefit Appeals 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Operations Mining Under a Body of Water
Document Number: 2019-23299
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
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, ``Operations Mining Under a Body of Water,'' 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; Post Enrollment Data Collection for Job Corps Participants
Document Number: 2019-23298
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Post Enrollment Data Collection for Job Corps Participants,'' 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: Announcement of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 2019-23297
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announces that OMB extended approval for information collection requirements found in OSHA's standards and regulations outlined in this notice. OSHA sought approval of these requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), and, as required by that Act, is announcing the approval numbers and expiration dates for these requirements and regulations.
Hexavalent Chromium Standards; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-23296
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
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 specified in the Hexavalent Chromium standards for General Industry, Shipyard Employment, and Construction.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 2019-23295
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Comporting with Executive Order 13563, ``Improving Regulations and Regulatory Review,'' and consistent with Executive Order 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' OSHA removed or revised outdated, duplicative, unnecessary, and inconsistent requirements in safety and health standards. Standards Improvement ProjectPhase IV (SIP-IV) was published May 14, 2019 (84 FR 21416, Docket Number OSHA- 2012-0007). This final rule reduces regulatory burden while maintaining or enhancing worker safety and health, and improving privacy protections. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announces an OMB extension of approval for a number of information collection requirements found in the final rule. OSHA sought approval of these requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), and, as required by that Act, is announcing the approval numbers and expiration dates for these requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2019-22922
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary of Labor at the Department of Labor (DOL) proposes to add a new system of records to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This action is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of records maintained by the agency.
Procurement Roles and Responsibilities for Job Corps Contracts
Document Number: 2019-23238
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Due to the receipt of two significant adverse comments, the Department of Labor (Department) is withdrawing the August 29, 2019, direct final rule (DFR) that would have made two procedural changes to its Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Job Corps regulations. The changes would have enabled the Secretary of Labor to delegate procurement authority as it relates to the development and issuance of requests for proposals for the operation of Job Corps centers, outreach and admissions, career transitional services, and other operational support services. This action would have aligned regulatory provisions with the relevant WIOA statutory language to provide greater flexibility for internal operations and management of the Job Corps program.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, Cascades Job Corps College and Career Academy Pilot Evaluation, Continuing Collection
Document Number: 2019-23069
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-23
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 Cascades Job Corps College and Career Academy Pilot Evaluation. 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.
Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-23068
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-23
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 revision of the ``Report on Occupational Employment and Wages.'' A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; TechHire and Strengthening Working Families Initiative Grant Programs Evaluation-18-Month Follow-Up Survey
Document Number: 2019-23067
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-23
Agency: Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``TechHire and Strengthening Working Families Initiative Grant Programs Evaluation 18-Month Follow-Up,'' 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; Evaluation of the American Apprenticeship Initiative
Document Number: 2019-23066
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) sponsored 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.
Default Electronic Disclosure by Employee Pension Benefit Plans Under ERISA
Document Number: 2019-22901
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-23
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor is proposing in this document a new, additional safe harbor for the use of electronic media by employee benefit plans to furnish information to participants and beneficiaries of plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The proposal, if adopted, would allow plan administrators who satisfy specified conditions to provide participants and beneficiaries with a notice that certain disclosures will be made available on a website. Individuals who prefer to receive these disclosures on paper will be able to request paper copies and to opt out of electronic delivery entirely. The Department expects that the proposal, if adopted, would improve the effectiveness of the disclosures and significantly reduce the costs and burden associated with furnishing many of the recurring and most costly ERISA disclosures. This document also contains, in section D of the preamble, a Request for Information that explores whether and how any additional changes to ERISA's general disclosure framework, focusing on design, delivery, and content, may be made to further improve the effectiveness of ERISA disclosures.
Form CC-4, Complaint Involving Employment Discrimination by a Federal Contractor or Subcontractor; Proposed Renewal of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-22894
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-21
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 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 Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to renew the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information collection: ``Form CC-4, Complaint Involving Employment Discrimination by a Federal Contractor or Subcontractor.'' The current OMB approval for Form CC-4 expires on May 31, 2020. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Document Number: 2019-22875
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-21
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, ``Work Opportunity Tax Credit.'' 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; Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs
Document Number: 2019-22874
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-21
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 revision for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Title 29 CFR part 29Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs.'' 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).
199th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-22738
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines
Document Number: 2019-22497
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is announcing the dates and locations of public stakeholder meetings on the Agency's standards for Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; High-Voltage Continuous Mining Machines Standards for Underground Coal Mines
Document Number: 2019-22490
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
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, ``High-Voltage Continuous Mining Machines Standards for Underground Coal Mines,'' 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.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2019-22420
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
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.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2019-22419
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Publication of New Notice of System of Records
Document Number: 2019-22231
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
This notice provides publication of a new Department of Labor System of Records.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Workforce Information Grants to States (WIGS)
Document Number: 2019-22186
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-10
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 revision for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Workforce Information Grants to States (WIGS).'' 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).
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Requests Submitted for Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-22126
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 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 extension 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).
Labor Surplus Area Classification
Document Number: 2019-22084
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The purpose of this notice is to announce the annual Labor Surplus Area (LSA) list for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.
Online Delivery of OSHA's Outreach Training Program 10- and 30-Hour Courses
Document Number: 2019-21943
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA requests information, comments, and documents that would assist the agency in determining whether to adopt a new online delivery model for OSHA's Outreach Training Program. The OSHA Outreach Training Program is a hazard awareness training program that educates participants on the recognition, abatement, and prevention of job- related hazards in the construction, general, and maritime industries, and at disaster sites. The potential new model would be limited to OSHA's 10- and 30-hour Outreach courses for the construction, general, and maritime industries. The new model would not include the disaster site worker training program. OSHA plans to use the information collected from this request to determine whether the new model would address issues associated with the existing model. If the new model were implemented, the agency would develop policies and procedures for the online Outreach Training Program courses to ensure that online providers meet OSHA's expectations for program quality and consistency.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS)
Document Number: 2019-21933
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
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, ``Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS),'' 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; State Apprenticeship Expansion (SAE) Grant Research Study
Document Number: 2019-21932
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
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, ``State Apprenticeship Expansion (SAE) Grant Research Study,'' 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.
Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds in Construction and Shipyard Sectors
Document Number: 2019-21038
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is proposing to revise the standards for occupational exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds in the construction and shipyards industries. These proposed changes are designed to accomplish three goals: To more appropriately tailor the requirements of the construction and shipyards standards to the particular exposures in these industries in light of partial overlap between the beryllium standards' requirements and other OSHA standards; to aid compliance and enforcement across the beryllium standards by avoiding inconsistency, where appropriate, between the shipyards and construction standards and proposed revisions to the general industry standard; and to clarify certain requirements with respect to materials containing only trace amounts of beryllium. This proposal would lead to total annualized cost savings of $2.5 million at a 3 percent discount rate over 10 years; at a discount rate of 7 percent over 10 years, the annualized cost savings would be $2.5 million. OSHA has preliminarily determined that these proposed changes would maintain safety and health protections for workers, while facilitating compliance with the standards and yielding some cost savings. This proposal does not affect the general industry beryllium standard.
Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Document Number: 2019-20868
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
In the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (CAA), Congress amended section 3(m) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to prohibit employers from keeping tips received by their employees, regardless of whether the employers take a tip credit under section 3(m). In this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the Department proposes to amend its tip regulations to address this Congressional action. The Department also proposes to codify policy regarding the tip credit's application to employees who performed tipped and non-tipped duties. This NPRM also withdraws the Department's December 5, 2017 NPRM proposing changes to the Department's tip regulations, as the CAA has superseded it.
Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Forced or Indentured Child Labor in the Production of Goods in Foreign Countries and Efforts by Certain Foreign Countries To Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labor
Document Number: 2019-21610
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-07
Agency: Department of Labor
This notice is a request for information and/or comment on three reports issued by the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) regarding child labor and forced labor in certain foreign countries. Relevant information submitted by the public will be used by the Department of Labor (DOL) in preparing its ongoing reporting as required under Congressional mandates and a Presidential directive. The 2018 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor report (TDA Report), published on September 27, 2019, discusses efforts of 131 countries and territories to eliminate the worst forms of child labor over the course of 2018 and assesses whether countries made significant, moderate, minimal, or no advancement during that year to address the worst forms of child labor. It also suggests actions foreign countries can take to eliminate the worst forms of child labor through legislation, enforcement, coordination, policies, and social programs. The 2018 edition of the List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor (TVPRA List), published on September 20, 2018, makes available to the public a list of goods from countries that ILAB has reason to believe are produced by child labor or forced labor in violation of international standards. Finally, the List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor (E.O. 13126 List), provides a list of products, identified by country of origin, that DOL, in consultation and cooperation with the Departments of State (DOS) and Homeland Security (DHS), has a reasonable basis to believe might have been mined, produced, or manufactured with forced or indentured child labor. Relevant information submitted by the public will be used by DOL in preparing the next edition of the TDA Report, to be published in 2020; the next edition of the TVPRA List, to be published in 2020; and possible updates to the E.O. 13126 List as needed.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Document Number: 2019-21611
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-04
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.
Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program; Establishing Appropriate Occupations for Drug Testing of Unemployment Compensation Applicants Under the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
Document Number: 2019-21227
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL or the Department) is issuing this final rule to permit States to drug test unemployment compensation (UC) applicants and to identify occupations that the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) has determined regularly conduct drug testing. These regulations implement the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (the Act) amendments to the Social Security Act (SSA), permitting States to enact legislation that would allow State UC agencies to conduct drug testing on UC applicants for whom suitable work (as defined under the State law) is available only in an occupation that regularly conducts drug testing (as determined under regulations issued by the Secretary). The Secretary is required under the SSA to issue regulations determining those occupations that regularly conduct drug testing. These regulations succeed a final rule issued on August 1, 2016, that Congress rescinded under the authority of the Congressional Review Act (CRA). These regulations, as required under the CRA, are not substantially the same as the rescinded final rule.
Proposed Renewal of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-21488
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-03
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 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 renew the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the following information collections: ``Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act, as Amended'' (OMB Control No. 1250-0004) and ``Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as Amended'' (OMB Control No. 1250-0005). The current OMB approval for these information collections expires on January 31, 2020. 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.
Vacancy Posting for a Member of the Administrative Review Board
Document Number: 2019-21487
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-03
Agency: Department of Labor
On September 26, 2019, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management published a vacancy posting for a member of the Administrative Review Board. That document included incorrect information in the Qualifications section. This document corrects the Qualifications information.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; CW-1 Application for Temporary Employment Certification
Document Number: 2019-21484
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-03
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, CW-1 Application for Temporary Employment Certification (OMB Control Number 1205-0534), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued 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; Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
Document Number: 2019-21379
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-02
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, ``Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries,'' 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.
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2019-21236
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).