Department of Labor February 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Rules of Practice and Procedure
Document Number: 2021-04008
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-25
Agency: Department of Labor
Due to the receipt of significant adverse comment on the conforming Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) rulemaking in which commenters noted that they also practice before the Benefits Review Board (BRB), the Department of Labor is withdrawing the January 11, 2021 direct final rule (DFR) that would have provided for electronic filing (e-filing) and electronic service (e-service) of papers and required e-filing for persons represented by attorneys or non-attorney representatives unless good cause is shown justifying a different form of filing.
Rules of Practice and Procedure for Administrative Hearings Before the Office of Administrative Law Judges
Document Number: 2021-04005
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
Due to the receipt of significant adverse comment, the Department of Labor is withdrawing the January 11, 2021 direct final rule (DFR) that would have provided for electronic filing (e-filing) and electronic service (e-service) of papers, required e-filing for persons represented by attorneys or non-attorney representatives unless good cause is shown justifying a different form of filing, and required advance notice to the parties of the manner of a hearing or prehearing conference.
Notice of Approved Agency Information Collection; Information Collection: High-Wage Components of the Labor Value Content Requirements Under USMCA
Document Number: 2021-03912
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-25
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is providing notice to the public that the WHD sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``High-Wage Components of the Labor Value Content Requirements under USMCA,'' has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). WHD is notifying the public that the information collection has been extended effective immediately through January 31, 2024.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2021-03704
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This notice is a summary of a petition for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the party listed below.
Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds in Construction and Shipyard Sectors; Correction
Document Number: 2021-02809
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is making minor changes to the final rule published on August 31, 2020, titled Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds in Construction and Shipyard Sectors, to correct inadvertent errors in the published rule.
Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Aliens in Agriculture in the United States: 2021 Adverse Effect Wage Rates for Non-Range Occupations
Document Number: 2021-03752
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the 2021 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H-2A workers) to perform agricultural labor or services other than the herding or production of livestock on the range. AEWRs are the minimum wage rates the Department has determined must be offered and paid by employers to H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment for a particular occupation and area so that the wages and working conditions of similarly employed workers in the United States will not be adversely affected. In this notice, the Department announces updates of the AEWRs, which are effective immediately pursuant to a recent federal court order. Supplemental Order Regarding Preliminary Injunctive Relief, United Farm Workers, et al. v. U.S. Dep't of Labor, et al., No. 20-cv-1690 (E.D. Cal. Jan. 12, 2021), ECF No. 39.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 2021-03654
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announces that OMB extended approval for information collection requirements found in OSHA's standards and its regulations on the Student Data Form and Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Form 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.
UL LLC: Applications for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2021-03653
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the applications of UL LLC, for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the applications. Additionally, OSHA proposes to add eight test standards to the NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards.
IAPMO Ventures, LLC dba IAPMO EGS: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-03652
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of IAPMO Ventures, LLC dba IAPMO EGS for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2021-03651
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc. for expansion 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 four new test standards to the NRTL program's list of appropriate test standards.
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-03650
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, 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.
CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-03649
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc. for expansion 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; Rehabilitation Action Report
Document Number: 2021-03118
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Office of the Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval 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; Federal Employees' Compensation Act Medical Reports and Compensation Claims
Document Number: 2021-03117
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Office of the Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval 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; Gain Handling Facilities Standard
Document Number: 2021-03116
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval 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; Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Common Performance Reporting
Document Number: 2021-03115
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this ETA-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Hazard Communication Standard
Document Number: 2020-28987
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is proposing through this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to modify the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform to the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Revision 7 (GHS, Rev. 7), to address issues that arose during the implementation of the 2012 update to the HCS, and provide better alignment with other U.S. agencies and international trading partners, without lowering overall protections of the standard. OSHA has preliminarily determined that the proposed revisions to the HCS will reduce costs and burdens while also improving the quality and consistency of information provided to employers and employees regarding chemical hazards and associated protective measures. Consistent with the Executive order entitled ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review'' (January 18, 2011) and section 3(a) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, which call for assessment and, where appropriate, modification and improvement of existing rules to minimize any significant economic impact upon a substantial number of small entities, OSHA has reviewed the existing HCS. The agency has preliminarily determined that the proposed revisions will enhance the effectiveness of the HCS by ensuring employees are appropriately apprised of the chemical hazards to which they may be exposed, thus reducing the incidence of chemical-related occupational illnesses and injuries. The proposed modifications to the standard include revised criteria for classification of certain health and physical hazards, revised provisions for updating labels, new labeling provisions for small containers, technical amendments related to the contents of safety data sheets (SDSs), and related revisions to definitions of terms used in the standard.
Proposed Exemption for Certain Prohibited Transaction Restrictions Involving DWS Investment Management Americas, Inc. (DIMA or the Applicant) and Certain Current and Future Asset Management Affiliates of Deutsche Bank AG (Each a DB QPAM) Located in New York, New York
Document Number: 2021-02886
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document provides notice of the pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of a proposed individual exemption from certain of the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act) and/or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code). If this proposed exemption is granted, certain entities with specified relationships to Deutsche Bank AG will not be precluded from relying on the exemptive relief provided by Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 84-14.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Department of Labor Events Management Platform
Document Number: 2021-02875
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Office of the Secretary (OS)-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval 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; Report of Changes That May Affect Your Black Lung Benefits
Document Number: 2021-02874
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Office of the Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval 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; Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Document Number: 2021-02873
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Information Collection Activities, Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-02808
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-11
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 ``The Consumer Expenditure Surveys: The Quarterly Interview and the Diary.'' 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; Mechanical Power Presses Standard
Document Number: 2021-02698
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval 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; Steel Erection Standard
Document Number: 2021-02697
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval 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; Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment Standard
Document Number: 2021-02696
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act: Electronic Filing, Settlement, and Civil Money Penalty Procedures
Document Number: 2021-02723
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
On December 14, 2020, the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) published a direct final rule in the Federal Register revising regulations governing electronic filing and settlements, and establishing new procedures for assessing and adjudicating penalties under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). Consistent with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2021, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' OWCP is withdrawing the direct final rule.
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act: Electronic Filing, Settlement, and Civil Money Penalty Procedures
Document Number: 2021-02722
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
On December 14, 2020, the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register proposing to revise regulations governing electronic filing and settlements, and establishing new procedures for assessing and adjudicating penalties under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). Consistent with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2021, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' OWCP is withdrawing the notice of proposed rulemaking.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Health Insurance Claim Form
Document Number: 2021-02636
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-09
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, ``Health Insurance Claim Form.'' 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; Medical Travel Refund Request
Document Number: 2021-02635
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-09
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, ``Medical Travel Refund Request.'' 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; Claim for Medical Reimbursement Form
Document Number: 2021-02634
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-09
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, ``Claim for Medical Reimbursement Form.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-02622
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-09
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 extension of the ``Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Program''. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the Addresses section of this notice.
Black Lung Benefits Act Self-Insurance: Withdrawal of Guidance
Document Number: 2021-02614
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) is withdrawing a notice and request for comments entitled ``Guidance on Black Lung Benefits Act Self-Insurance,'' which was published in the Federal Register on January 8, 2021.
Rules of Practice and Procedure Concerning Filing and Service and Amended Rules Concerning Filing and Service; Correction
Document Number: 2021-02564
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of the Secretary of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is correcting a direct final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on January 11, 2021, ``Rules of Practice and Procedure Concerning Filing and Service and Amended Rules Concerning Filing and Service.'' The companion proposed rule to the final rule was published in the same issue of the Federal Register. The final rule required electronic filing (e-filing) and made acceptance of electronic service (e-service) automatic for attorneys and non-attorney representatives representing parties in proceedings before the Administrative Review Board, unless the Board authorized non-electronic filing and service for good cause. Among other changes, the final rule was intended to revise several sections of the Code of Federal Regulations. However, the final rule as published inadvertently omitted amendatory instructions to revise two section headings, despite providing revised language for those headings. This document provides the omitted amendatory instructions to ensure that these two section headings are revised as written in the final rule.
Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Delay of Effective Date
Document Number: 2021-02485
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-05
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2021 from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' this action proposes to delay until April 30, 2021 the effective date of the rule entitled Tip Regulations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (``Tip Rule''), published in the Federal Register on December 30, 2020. The rule's current effective date is March 1, 2021. WHD seeks comments on this proposed delay, which would allow the Wage and Hour Division additional opportunity for review and consideration of the new rule.
Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act: Delay of Effective Date
Document Number: 2021-02484
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-05
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2021 from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' this action proposes to delay until May 7, 2021, the effective date of the rule entitled Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (``Independent Contractor Rule''), published in the Federal Register on January 7, 2021. The rule's current effective date is March 8, 2021. The Wage and Hour Division seeks comments on this proposed delay, which would allow it additional opportunity for review and consideration of the new rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Investment Advice Participants and Beneficiaries
Document Number: 2021-02327
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-04
Agency: Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this EBSA- sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval 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; Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 Prohibited Transaction Provisions Exemption Application Procedure
Document Number: 2021-02326
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-04
Agency: Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this EBSA- sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval 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; Alternative Method of Compliance for Certain Simplified Employee Pensions
Document Number: 2021-02325
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-04
Agency: Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this EBSA- sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Discretionary Review by the Secretary of Labor
Document Number: 2021-02317
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary of Labor
Due to the receipt of a significant adverse comment, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor (Departments) are jointly withdrawing the January 4, 2021, direct final rule (DFR) that would have extended DOL's recently established system of discretionary Secretary of Labor review to H-2B temporary labor certification cases (H-2B cases) pending before or decided by the Department of Labor's Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals and made technical, conforming changes to regulations governing the timing and finality of those decisions and of decisions from the Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board in H-2B cases.
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Notice of Membership Appointments
Document Number: 2021-02212
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
On January 14, 2020, the Secretary of Labor appointed four members to serve on NACOSH.
TUV SUD America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition.
Document Number: 2021-02211
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of TUV SUD America, Inc. (TUVAM) for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-02210
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the applications of TUV Rheinland of 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 applications.
SolarPTL, LLC.: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-02209
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of SolarPTL, LLC. (PTL), requesting renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-02208
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-03
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 new information collection of the ``QCEW Business Supplement.'' A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
Rules of Practice and Procedure Concerning Filing and Service and Amended Rules Concerning Filing and Service; Correction
Document Number: 2021-02169
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of the Secretary of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is correcting a direct final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on January 11, 2021, ``Rules of Practice and Procedure Concerning Filing and Service and Amended Rules Concerning Filing and Service.'' The companion proposed rule to the final rule was published in the same issue of the Federal Register. The final rule required electronic filing (e-filing) and made acceptance of electronic service (e-service) automatic for attorneys and non-attorney representatives representing parties in proceedings before the Administrative Review Board, unless the Board authorized non-electronic filing and service for good cause. Among other changes, the final rule was intended to revise several sections of the Code of Federal Regulations. However, the final rule as published inadvertently omitted amendatory instructions to revise two section headings, despite providing revised language for those headings. This document provides the omitted amendatory instructions to ensure that these two section headings are revised as written in the final rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Apprenticeship Evidence-Building Portfolio, New Collection
Document Number: 2021-02111
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-02
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 Apprenticeship Evidence-Building Portfolio. 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.
Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States: Proposed Delay of Effective Date
Document Number: 2021-02090
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-01
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2021, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' this action proposes, following a 15 day comment period, to further delay until May 14, 2021, the effective date of the rule entitled Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States, published in the Federal Register on January 14, 2021. The current effective date is March 15, 2021. This proposed delay of 60 days will allow agency officials the opportunity to review any questions of fact, law, or policy the rule may raise.