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

Regulations Containing Procedures for Handling of Retaliation Complaints; Revision of Approved Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval
Document Number: 2019-25832
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend and revise the collection of information currently approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for handling of retaliation complaints filed with OSHA under various whistleblower protection statutes and the procedural regulations described in this notice. These regulations contain procedures employees must use to file a complaint with OSHA alleging that their employer violated a whistleblower protection provision contained in certain statutes that generally prohibit retaliatory action by employers against employees who engage in activities protected by the statutes. This collection of information includes revisions to the electronic form for employees to submit retaliation complaints to OSHA.
The Asbestos in Shipyards Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-25831
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Asbestos in Shipyards Standard.
The Cadmium in Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-25828
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Cadmium in Construction Standard.
The Benzene Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-25827
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Benzene Standard.
Notice of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Credit Reduction Applicable in 2019
Document Number: 2019-25742
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Transparency in Coverage
Document Number: 2019-25011
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
These proposed rules set forth proposed requirements for group health plans and health insurance issuers in the individual and group markets to disclose cost-sharing information upon request, to a participant, beneficiary, or enrollee (or his or her authorized representative), including an estimate of such individual's cost- sharing liability for covered items or services furnished by a particular provider. Under these proposed rules, plans and issuers would be required to make such information available on an internet website and, if requested, through non-internet means, thereby allowing a participant, beneficiary, or enrollee (or his or her authorized representative) to obtain an estimate and understanding of the individual's out-of-pocket expenses and effectively shop for items and services. These proposed rules also include proposals to require plans and issuers to disclose in-network provider negotiated rates, and historical out-of-network allowed amounts through two machine-readable files posted on an internet website, thereby allowing the public to have access to health insurance coverage information that can be used to understand health care pricing and potentially dampen the rise in health care spending. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) also proposes amendments to its medical loss ratio program rules to allow issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to receive credit in their medical loss ratio calculations for savings they share with enrollees that result from the enrollee's shopping for, and receiving care from, lower-cost, higher-value providers.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Form ETA-232, Domestic Agricultural In-Season Wage Report, and Form-232A, Wage Survey Interview Record
Document Number: 2019-25615
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-26
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, ``Form ETA-232, Domestic Agricultural In-Season Wage Report, and Form-232A, Wage Survey Interview Record.'' 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; Form ETA-9142-B-CAA-3, Attestation for Employers Seeking to Employ H-2B Nonimmigrant Workers Under Section 105 of Division H of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 Public Law 116-6
Document Number: 2019-25614
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-26
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, Attestation for Employers Seeking to Employ H-2B Nonimmigrant Workers Under Section 105 of Division H of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 Public Law 116-6 (Feb. 15, 2019) (OMB Control Number 1205-0535), 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.
Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-25493
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-25492
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2019-25490
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation; Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-25460
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Request for State or Federal Workers' Compensation Information.'' 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; Application for a Permit To Fire More Than 20 Boreholes and/or for the Use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-Firing Units; Posting Notices of Misfires
Document Number: 2019-25459
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Application for a Permit to Fire More than 20 Boreholes and/or for the Use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-Firing Units; Posting Notices of Misfires'' 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.
Intention Not To Request, Accept, or Use Employer Information Report (EEO-1) Component 2 Data
Document Number: 2019-25458
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) collect workforce data through the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) (currently OMB Control No. 3046-0007) under the Joint Reporting Committee. The EEOC's legal authority to collect this data derives from Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and OFCCP's authority derives from Executive Order 11246. The EEO-1 collects information from private employers and federal contractors regarding the number of employees by job category, and by sex, race, and ethnicity (Component 1). This information is shared between the two agencies to avoid duplicative information collections and minimize the burden on employers. A recent court decision, National Women's Law Center v. Office of Management and Budget, 358 F. Supp. 3d 66 (D.D.C. 2019), appeal docketed, No. 19-5130 (D.C. Cir. May 8, 2019), ordered reinstatement of the approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of a 2016 revision to the EEO-1 that requires filers to additionally submit aggregated employee pay and hours worked (Component 2). However, EEOC, the agency responsible for securing OMB approval of the EEO-1 data collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act, has now given notice that it does not intend to submit to OMB a request to renew Component 2 under the current OMB control number, and it has requested that Component 1 be assigned a new OMB control number. OFCCP will not request, accept, or use Component 2 data, as it does not expect to find significant utility in the data given limited resources and its aggregated nature, but it will continue to receive EEO-1 Component 1 data.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Information Collections: Report of Construction Contractor's Wage Rates
Document Number: 2019-25457
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
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 proposed extension of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Report of Construction Contractor's Wage Rates.'' 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.
Procurement Roles and Responsibilities for Job Corps Contracts
Document Number: 2019-25441
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
In this final rule, the Department of Labor (Department) makes two procedural changes to its Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Job Corps regulations to enable the Secretary 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. The Department is taking this procedural action to align regulatory provisions with the relevant WIOA statutory language and to provide greater flexibility for internal operations and management of the Job Corps program.
Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation; Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-25362
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-22
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 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. Currently, the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Certification by School Official (CM-981). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Black Lung Benefits Act: Medical Benefit Payments
Document Number: 2019-25282
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) has encountered unforeseen delays in implementing a new computer system to process payments for professional medical and hospital outpatient services made by the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund (Trust Fund) under the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA). This action delays the applicability date of two rules relevant to these payments, which were published in the Federal Register on June 14, 2018.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Statutory Exemption for Cross-Trading of Securities
Document Number: 2019-25259
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
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, ``Statutory Exemption for Cross- Trading of Securities'' 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; Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Activity and Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Outcomes
Document Number: 2019-25258
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
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) titled, ``Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Activity and Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Outcomes,'' 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; Certificate of Electrical Training and Applications for MSHA Approved Tests and State Tests Administered as Part of an MSHA-Approved State Program
Document Number: 2019-25257
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Certificate of Electrical Training and Applications for MSHA Approved Tests and State Tests Administered as Part of an MSHA-approved State Program'' 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; Plan Asset Transactions Determined by In-House Asset Managers Under Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 96-23
Document Number: 2019-25256
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
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, ``Plan Asset Transactions Determined by In-House Asset Managers under Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 96-23'' 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; Petition for Finding Under Employee Retirement Income Security Act Section 3(40)
Document Number: 2019-25255
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
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, ``Petition for Finding Under Retirement Income Security Act Section 3(40),'' 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; Class Exemption for Certain Transactions Involving Purchase of Securities Where Issuer May Use Proceeds To Reduce or Retire Indebtedness to Parties in Interest (PTE 1980-83)
Document Number: 2019-25254
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
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, ``Class Exemption for Certain Transactions Involving Purchase of Securities where Issuer May Use Proceeds to Reduce or Retire Indebtedness to Parties in Interest (PTE 1980-83),'' 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; National Agricultural Workers Survey
Document Number: 2019-25253
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
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) titled, ``National Agricultural Workers Survey,'' 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.
Occupational Exposure to Noise Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-25193
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the collection of information contained in the Occupational Exposure to Noise Standard.
Standard for Welding, Cutting, and Brazing; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-25192
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Standard for Welding, Cutting, and Brazing.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Training
Document Number: 2019-25191
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
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, ``Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Training.'' 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).
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standard
Document Number: 2019-25092
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-20
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; Request for Intervention, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
Document Number: 2019-25091
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``Request for Intervention, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act,'' 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; Comment Request; Information Collections: Application of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act
Document Number: 2019-25089
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-20
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, ``Application of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act.'' 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). 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.
Modernizing Recruitment Requirements for the Temporary Employment of H-2B Foreign Workers in the United States
Document Number: 2019-24832
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) (collectively, the Departments), are jointly issuing this final rule to amend the regulations governing DOL's certification of nonagricultural labor or services to be performed by temporary foreign workers in H-2B nonimmigrant status (H-2B workers). Pursuant to Section 214(c)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), this certification serves as DHS's consultation with DOL regarding whether a qualified United States (U.S.) worker is available to fill the petitioning H-2B employer's job opportunity, and whether a foreign worker's employment in the job opportunity will adversely affect the wages or working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers. This final rule modernizes and improves the labor market test that DOL uses to assess whether qualified U.S. workers are available by: Rescinding the requirement that an employer advertise its job opportunity in a print newspaper of general circulation in the area of intended employment, and expanding and enhancing DOL's electronic job registry to disseminate available job opportunities to the widest audience possible.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Program Reporting and Performance Standards System for Indian and Native American Programs Under Title I, Section 166 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
Document Number: 2019-24831
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-15
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, ``Program Reporting and Performance Standards System for Indian and Native American Programs Under Title I, Section 166 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).'' 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).
Department of Labor Acquisition Regulations: Definitions for Head of Agency, Head of Contracting Activity, and Senior Procurement Executive
Document Number: 2019-24682
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-15
Agency: Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department) is confirming the effective date of its direct final rule (DFR) amending three definitions in the Department of Labor Acquisition Regulation (DOLAR). These changes provide the Secretary of Labor with greater flexibility and a streamlined procedure to delegate procurement authority and appoint procurement officials. In the Department's August 29, 2019 DFR, the Department stated that the DFR would become effective on October 28, 2019, if the Department received no significant adverse comments in response to the DFR. The Department did not receive any comments in response.
Department of Labor Acquisition Regulations: Definitions for Head of Agency, Head of Contracting Activity, and Senior Procurement Executive
Document Number: 2019-24681
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-15
Agency: Department of Labor
With this notice, the Department of Labor (Department) is withdrawing the proposed rule that accompanied its direct final rule (DFR) amending three definitions in the Department of Labor Acquisition Regulation (DOLAR) in order to provide the Secretary of Labor greater flexibility and a streamlined procedure to delegate procurement authority and appoint procurement officials.
Notice of Exemption Involving Credit Suisse Group AG (CSG) and Its Current and Future Affiliates, Including Credit Suisse AG (CSAG) (Collectively, Credit Suisse or the Applicant), Located in Zurich, Switzerland
Document Number: 2019-24750
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-14
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains an exemption 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 is for the following granted exemption: 2019-07, Credit Suisse AG, D-11962.
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH): Notice of Membership Meeting
Document Number: 2019-24679
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
NACOSH will meet on December 12, 2019, in Washington, DC.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Request for State or Federal Workers' Compensation Information
Document Number: 2019-24620
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-13
Agency: Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Notice of Issuance of Insurance Policy.'' 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).
The Standard on 4,4′-Methylenedianiline for General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-24530
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Standard on 4,4'- Methylenedianiline (MDA) for General Industry.
Hazardous Wastes Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-24374
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Standard.
Additional Requirements for Special Dipping and Coating Operations (Dip Tanks); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement
Document Number: 2019-24373
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information collection requirement specified in the Standard on Dipping and Coating Operations (Dip Tanks).
Proposed Extension of Existing Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-24359
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
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 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Claim for Compensation by Dependents Information Reports (CA-5, CA-5b, CA-1031, CA-1074, Letter of Compensation Due at Death, and Letter of Student/Dependency). 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; Pre-Implementation Planning Checklist for State Unemployment Insurance Information Technology Modernization Projects
Document Number: 2019-24260
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-07
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 ``Pre-Implementation Planning Checklist for State Unemployment Insurance Information Technology Modernization Projects.'' 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).
Authorizing Electronic Payments of Civil Money Penalties
Document Number: 2019-23849
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-07
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
In this final rule, the Department of Labor (Department) revises its regulations issued pursuant to the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA), the H-2A provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (H-2A), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) governing the payment of civil money penalties (CMPs) assessed by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD). The regulatory revisions expand the CMP payment methods beyond the options specified in the current text by allowing for the payment of CMPs through an electronic payment alternative, and otherwise amend the regulations to ensure uniform payment instructions. The existing MSPA, H-2A, FLSA, and EPPA regulations require persons assessed a CMP under those statutory schemes to remit payment in person or by mail using a certified check or money order. In recognition of modern payment methods, the Department is amending these regulations to allow for payment of the CMPs via an electronic payment alternative, any successor system, or by any additional payment method that the Department may deem acceptable in the future. This action revises the regulatory text in the appropriate regulations administered by WHD. This action is intended to simplify payment methods for persons assessed a CMP, and does not impose any new regulatory requirements.
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers
Document Number: 2019-20788
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-07
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) proposes to expand protection and support for U.S. workers adversely impacted by foreign trade by revising its Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers program (TAA Program) regulations. The proposed rule (NPRM) would, among other improvements, make it easier for workers to qualify for job search and relocation allowances, increase those allowances in line with statute, expand training to include more flexibility for apprenticeships, ensure workers have access to individualized assessments, make it easier for groups of workers to apply for benefits, and offer assistance to additional categories of workers, including by helping workers in jobs threatened by foreign trade to receive training and support to transition to new employment.
Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program: Certifications for 2019 Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act
Document Number: 2019-24216
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-06
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Secretary of Labor signed the annual certifications under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, 26 U.S.C. 3301 et seq., thereby enabling employers who make contributions to state unemployment funds to obtain certain credits against their liability for the federal unemployment tax. By letter, the certifications were transmitted to the Secretary of the Treasury. The letter and certifications are printed below.
Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-24078
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-06
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. 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.
Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Federal Contractors and Subcontractors: TRICARE and Certain Other Health Care Providers
Document Number: 2019-23700
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-06
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is proposing to amend its regulations pertaining to its authority over TRICARE health care providers. The proposed rule is intended to increase access to care for uniformed service members and veterans and to provide certainty for health care providers who serve beneficiaries of TRICARE. It is also believed that this proposed rule may result in cost savings to the health care system. In a reconsideration of its legal position, the proposed rule would provide that OFCCP lacks authority over Federal health care providers who participate in TRICARE. In the alternative, the proposed rule would establish a national interest exemption from Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 for health care providers with agreements to furnish medical services and supplies to individuals participating in TRICARE (in the alternative to a reconsideration of OFCCP's authority over such providers). OFCCP would nevertheless have authority over health care providers participating in TRICARE if they hold a separate covered Federal contract or subcontract. Likewise, health care providers would remain subject to all other Federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination and providing for equal employment opportunity. OFCCP has determined that special circumstances in the national interest justify proposing the exemption as it would improve uniformed service members' and veterans' access to medical care, more efficiently allocate OFCCP's limited resources for enforcement activities, and provide greater uniformity, certainty, and notice for health care providers participating in TRICARE.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Requests for District Director Action
Document Number: 2019-24095
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-05
Agency: Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Requests for District Director Action.'' 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).
SGS North America, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2019-24094
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of SGS North America, 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. Additionally, OSHA proposes to add three test standards to the NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards.