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Start Preamble AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule, limited reopening of the rulemaking record; notice of public hearings; close of comment period. SUMMARY: The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) proposes to amend the Agency's final rule on examinations of working places in metal and … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 41184 AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: Under OSHA's standard for cranes and derricks used in construction work, crane operators are to be certified by November 10, 2017. Until that date, employers also have duties under … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 40314 AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Labor. ACTION: Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. SUMMARY: The Internet has become the means for disseminating the entirety of the Department of Labor's semiannual regulatory agenda. However, the Regulatory Flexibility Act requires publication of a regulatory flexibility agenda in the … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS), Labor. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: VETS is publishing this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to propose regulations implementing the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing (HIRE) American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act of 2017 or … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor. ACTION: Request for information. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (Department) is seeking information from the public regarding the regulations located at 29 CFR part 541, which define and delimit exemptions from the Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 31278 AGENCY: Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. ACTION: Request for information. SUMMARY: The Employee Benefits Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor (the Department) is publishing this Request for Information in connection with its examination of the final rule defining … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule; delay of compliance date. SUMMARY: On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a rule entitled “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” with an effective date of January 1, 2017 … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 29182 AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposes to revoke the ancillary provisions for the construction and the shipyard sectors that OSHA adopted on January 9, … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Office of Labor-Management Standards, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comments. SUMMARY: This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposes to rescind the regulations established in the final rule titled “Interpretation of the `Advice' Exemption in Section 203(c) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule; delay of effective date. SUMMARY: On January 23, 2017, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a final rule in the Federal Register amending the Agency's standards for the examination of working places in metal and … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor. ACTION: Proposed delay of effective date. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,” this … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of applicability date. SUMMARY: This document proposes to extend for 60 days the applicability date defining who is a “fiduciary” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (Code), and … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 9369 AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. SUMMARY: In response to a request, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is extending the comment period for its proposed rule on Proximity Detection Systems for Mobile Machines … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 7336 AGENCY: Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. ACTION: Notification of Proposed Class exemption. SUMMARY: This document contains a notice of pendency before the Department of Labor of a proposed class exemption from certain prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening the comment period. SUMMARY: The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is reopening the rulemaking record and requesting additional comments on the Agency's proposed rule on Proximity Detection Systems for Mobile Machines in Underground Mines which … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Request for information; reopening of the comment period. SUMMARY: In response to requests from the public, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is reopening the proposed rulemaking record for public comment on the Agency's request for information on … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Labor. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department is proposing revisions to regulations under the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA or Act) governing the payment of medical benefits. The Department is basing these rules on payment formulas … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), DOL. ACTION: Request for Information (RFI). SUMMARY: Workplace violence against employees providing healthcare and social assistance services is a serious concern. Evidence indicates that the rate of workplace violence in the industry is substantially higher than private industry as a … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of written comment period. SUMMARY: On October 4, 2016, OSHA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) titled “Standards Improvement Project-Phase IV.” The period for submitting comments is being extended 30 days to … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested persons that on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, OSHA will conduct a public meeting to informally discuss potential updates to the Hazard Communication Standard. The purpose … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comments. SUMMARY: OSHA is proposing to add two modified PortaCount® quantitative fit-testing protocols to its Respiratory Protection Standard. The proposed protocols would apply to employers in general industry, shipyard employment, … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 68504 AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: In response to the President's Executive Order 13563, “Improving Regulations and Regulatory Review,” the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is continuing its efforts to remove or revise … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 67217 AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management, Department of Labor (OASAM), Department of Labor. ACTION: Withdrawal of proposed rule. SUMMARY: On April 29, 2016, the Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM) simultaneously published … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 65594 AGENCY: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Labor. ACTION: Extension of comment period. SUMMARY: The purpose of this Notice is to announce an extension of the comment period on the Notice of Proposed Revision of Annual Information Return/Reports published in the Federal Register on July … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Background A. Introduction B. Regulatory History II. Request for Information, Data, and Comments A. General Issues B. Subpart E—Stairways, Ladders and Access and Egress 1. General Revisions 2. Specific Revisions … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background A. The Department's Rulemaking Regarding State Payroll Deduction Savings Initiatives B. Public Comments on Political Subdivisions II. Overview of Proposed Rule III. Solicitation of Comments IV. Regulatory Impact Analysis A. Executive Order … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background of This Rulemaking A. The Act's Compensation Scheme B. Section 6(c)'s “Newly Awarded Compensation During Such Period” Clause C. Section 6(c)'s “Currently Receiving Compensation for Permanent Total Disability or Death Benefits During … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the request for information published on June 8, 2016 (81 FR 36826), is extended. Comments must be received by midnight Eastern Standard Time on November 30, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background I. Request for Comments and Close of Record II. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on June 8, 2016 (81 FR 36818), … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: List of Subjects in 29 CFR Parts 70 PART 70—PRODUCTION OR DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS Subpart A—General Subpart B—Procedures for Disclosure of Records Under the Freedom of Information Act Subpart C—Costs for Production of Records … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Solicitation of Comments A. Notification to Issuers Without Self-Certification B. Other Approaches With Respect to Insured Plans Described in the Supplemental Briefing C. Self-Insured Plans III. Collection of Information Requirements Footnotes … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: II. Appendices A. Data Elements for Forms and Schedules B. Proposed Instructions for Form 5500 Annual Return/Report C. Proposed Instructions for Form 5500-SF III. Request for Comments IV. Discussion of Proposed Changes A. Modernize … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Executive Summary A. Purpose of the Regulatory Action B. Summary of the Major Revisions of the Regulatory Action 1. Modernize Financial and Investment Reporting by Pension Plans 2. Support Oversight of Group Health … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tables Back to Top   DATES: Back to Top The public hearing dates and locations are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Comments for the proposed rule must be received by … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Meetings for Exposure of Underground Miners to Diesel Exhaust Request for Information Tables Back to Top   DATES: Back to Top The public meeting dates and locations are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION … [read more]

  Correction In proposed rule document 2016-13219 appearing on pages 36826-36831 in the issue of Wednesday, June 8, 2016, make the following correction: 1. On page 36826, in the third column, in the DATES section, “September 1, 2016” should read “September 6, 2016”. [FR Doc. C1-2016-13219 Filed 6-16-16; 8:45 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Stakeholder Meeting III. Public Participation Authority and Signature DATES: Back to Top Stakeholder meeting: The stakeholder meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, 2016. Deadline for … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background General Statutory Background and Enactment of ACA Expatriate Health Plans, Expatriate Health Plan Issuers and Qualified Expatriates IRS Notice 2015-43 IRS Notices 2015-29 and 2016-14 Excepted Benefits Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance Coverage Prohibition … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Occupational Safety and Health Administration DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) Final Rule Stage 182. Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales, and Computer Employees 183. Establishing Paid Sick … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Background A. Regulatory History 1. DPM in Underground Coal Mines 2. DPM in Underground Metal and Nonmetal Mines B. Recent Research C. Health Hazard Alerts D. State Actions II. Information … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction A. Public Hearings B. Statutory and Regulatory History II. Background Information III. Section-by-Section Analysis A. Sections 56.18002(a) and 57.18002(a)—Requirements for Conducting Working Place Examinations B. Sections 56.18002(b) and 57.18002(b)—Requirements for Records of Working … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. The Current Regulatory Actions III. Public Participation IV. Regulatory Review A. Administrative Procedure Act B. Executive Order 12866 C. Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980(5 U.S.C. 605(b)) D. Unfunded Mandates Act of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking published on November 18, 2015 (80 FR 72296) and extended at 81 FR 2787 (January 19, 2016) is reopened. The Department … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Electronic Access and Filing Comments II. Request for Comment DATES: Back to Top The agency must receive comments on or before April 12, 2016. The period for public comments, which was set to … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Electronic Access and Filing Comments II. Executive Order 13706 Requirements and Background III. Discussion of Proposed Rule A. Legal Authority B. Stakeholder Engagement C. Overview of the Proposed Rule Subpart A—General Section 13.1 Purpose … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority and Signature DATES: Back to Top Informal public hearing. The hearing will begin on March 21, 2016 at 2 p.m., local time. If necessary, the hearing will continue from 9:30 a.m. to 5 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Purpose of the Regulatory Action Statement of Legal Authority Statutory Authority Departmental Authorization Interagency Coordination I. Overview of the Rule Reasons for Proposed Revisions Generally Developments in National Origin and Language Access … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking published on November 18, 2015 (80 FR 72296) is extended. Comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking must be received by … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority and Signature DATES: Back to Top Informal public hearing. The hearing will begin on February 29, 2016 at 2 p.m. If necessary, the hearing will continue from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., local … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: List of Subjects in 20 CFR Parts 29 and 30 DATES: Back to Top Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed rule on or before January 20, 2016. The comment … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Occupational Safety and Health Administration Bloodborne Pathogens (RIN 1218-AC34) DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) Proposed Rule Stage 323. • Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Contractors, Executive Order 13706 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on September 2, 2015 (80 FR 53070), is extended. Comments must be received or postmarked by midnight Eastern Standard Time on December … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top AGENCIES: DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Department of Defense; Department of Education; Department of Veterans Affairs; Environmental Protection Agency; Department of Health and Human Services; National Science Foundation; and Department of Transportation. DATES: Back to Top The comment period … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background 1. State Payroll Deduction Savings Initiatives 2. ERISA's Regulation of Employee Benefit Plans 3. Purpose and Scope of Proposed Regulation B. Description of the Proposed Regulation C. Effective Date D. Regulatory Impact … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Executive Summary 1. Purpose of Regulatory Action 2. Summary of Major Provisions 3. Costs and Benefits B. Background 1. Section 503 of ERISA and the Section 503 Regulations 2. The Affordable Care Act … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received or postmarked by midnight Eastern Standard Time on January 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Submit comments and informational materials, identified by RIN 1219-AB79 or Docket … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Discussion of Proposed Changes to the Regulations A. Stakeholder Engagement B. Overview of the Proposed Rule Subpart A—General Provisions Introduction Definitions Subpart B—Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background A. General Overview of Registered Apprenticeship B. Overview of the NPRM C. Demographic Patterns of Women and Minorities in Apprenticeship Women in Apprenticeships Minorities in Apprenticeship People With Disabilities in Apprenticeship II. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The public hearing dates and locations are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Comments must be received by midnight Eastern Standard Time on December 1, 2015. ADDRESSES: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Authority and Signature DATES: Back to Top The comment due date for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on July 29, 2015 (80 FR 45116) is extended. Comments must … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Meeting II. Background III. Questions and Issues for Discussion A. Built-In-Place Refuge Alternatives B. Miners' Ability To Communicate During Escape DATES: Back to Top The public meeting will be held on October … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Executive Summary Purpose of the Regulatory Action Summary of the Major Provisions of the Proposed Regulatory Action Estimated Costs and Benefits I. The Rationale for Modernizing the Common Rule A. The Changing … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction A. Regulatory Authority B. Background II. Section-by-Section Analysis A. § 75.1733(a) Machines Covered 1. Exceptions 2. MSHA-Approved Proximity Detection Systems 3. Proposed Phase-In Schedule for Proximity Detection Systems on … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Effective August 18, 2015, the notice of proposed rulemaking published on March 12, 2015 (80 FR 12957), is withdrawn. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Antonio Rios, Director, Division of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Administrative Procedure Act and Direct Final Rulemaking OMB Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis, Unfunded Mandates, and Executive Orders on the Review of Regulations List of Subjects in … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Executive Summary I. Issues and Alternatives Regulatory Alternatives Scope Permissible Exposure Limits Methods of Compliance Ancillary Provisions All Ancillary Provisions Exposure Monitoring Regulated Areas Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment (PPE) Medical Surveillance … [read more]

Full text (b) Timing of notice. This written notice must be given to beneficiaries prior to the time they enroll in the program or receive services from such programs. When the nature of the service provided or exigent circumstances make it impracticable to provide such written notice in advance … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Contents II. Background A. The OSH Act and OSH Act Violations B. The History and Importance of OSHA's Recordkeeping Regulations C. A Failure To Record a Recordable Illness or Injury is … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Electronic Access and Filing Comments SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Executive Summary II. Background A. What the FLSA Provides B. Legislative History C. Regulatory History D. Overview of Existing Regulatory Requirements III. Presidential Memorandum IV. … [read more]

Full text SUMMARY: The Internet has become the means for disseminating the entirety of the Department of Labor's semiannual regulatory agenda. However, the Regulatory Flexibility Act requires publication of a regulatory flexibility agenda in the Federal Register. This Federal Register Notice contains the regulatory flexibility agenda. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background B. Maine State Plan History C. Description of the Maine State Plan D. Request for Public Comment and Opportunity To Request Hearing E. Regulatory Flexibility Act F. Federalism Authority and Signature DATES: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: List of Subjects in 20 CFR Part 655 DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on April 15, 2015 (80 FR 20300) is extended. Interested persons are invited to … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background of This Rulemaking II. Summary of the Proposed Rule A. General Provisions B. Section-by-Section Explanation 20 CFR 725.310 Modification of awards and denials. 20 CFR 725.413 Disclosure of Medical Information 20 CFR … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the document published February 26, 2015 (80 FR 10436), has been extended. Comments must be received or postmarked by midnight Eastern Daylight Savings time on June … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Purpose of Regulatory Action Summary of the Major Provisions Regulatory Impact Analysis Executive Order 12866 and 13563 Statement Background Proposed Regulation Prohibited Transactions Prohibited Transaction Exemptions Description of the Proposal Applicability Date … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Executive Summary A. Purpose of the Regulatory Action B. Summary of the Major Provisions of the Proposed Rule C. Gains to Investors and Compliance Costs II. Overview A. Rulemaking Background B. The Statute … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Purpose of Regulatory Action Summary of the Major Provisions Executive Order 12866 and 13563 Statement Background Proposed Regulation Defining a Fiduciary Prohibited Transactions Prohibited Transaction Exemptions Proposed Best Interest Contract Exemption Entities … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Purpose of Regulatory Action Summary of the Major Provisions Executive Order 12866 and 13563 Statement Background Proposed Regulation Defining a Fiduciary Prohibited Transactions 1. Blind Transactions 2. Principal Transactions Permitted Under an … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Purpose of Regulatory Action Summary of the Major Provisions Regulatory Impact Analysis Executive Order 12866 and 13563 Statement Background Proposed Regulation Prohibited Transactions Prohibited Transaction Exemptions Description of the Proposal Applicability Date … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Purpose of Regulatory Action Summary of the Major Provisions Executive Order 12866 and 13563 Statement Background Description of the Proposal I. Impartial Conduct Standards II. IRAs III. Commissions IV. Recordkeeping Requirements V. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Purpose of Regulatory Action Summary of the Major Provisions Executive Order 12866 and 13563 Statement Background Description of the Proposed Amendments I. Impartial Conduct Standards II. IRAs III. The Mutual Fund Exemption … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Preamble Table of Contents I. Executive Summary II. Acronyms and Abbreviations III. Background Legal Basis IV. Section-by-Section Discussion of Proposed Regulations A. Unified and Combined State Plans Under Title I of the Workforce Innovation … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Preamble Table of Contents I. Executive Summary II. Acronyms and Abbreviations III. Background A. Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Principles B. Major Changes From Current Workforce Investment Act of 1998 C. Rule Format D. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Exhibits Referenced in This RFI II. Background A. Introduction B. Hazards and Incidents C. Training and Certification D. Applicable OSHA Standards E. Consensus Standards and State Standards III. Request for … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background A. The Statutory and Regulatory Framework B. Legislative and Sub-Regulatory Framework for Special Procedures for Herding and Production of Livestock on the Open Range C. The Mendoza Litigation and Need for Rulemaking … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Extension of Comment Period DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the NPRM published on January 30, 2015 (80 FR 5246), and scheduled to close on March 31, 2015, is extended. Comments must … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comments DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the Request for Information published on February 3, 2015, at 80 FR 5715, and on March 3, 2015 at 80 FR 11334 is … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority and Signature DATES: Back to Top Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent or received) by October 9, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. OSHA-2012-0023, by any … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received on or before April 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments, identified by RIN 1210-AB68 (Fiduciary Requirements for Disclosure in Participant-Directed Individual Account … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background A. OSHA's Eye and Face Protection Standards B. ANSI's Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection Standard a. Comparison Between the 2010 and 2003 Versions of ANSI Z87.1 b. Comparison Between the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Proposed Rule Published Concurrently With Companion Direct Final Rule II. Background of This Rulemaking III. Legal Basis for the Rule IV. Proposed Rule A. General Provisions B. Section-by-Section Explanation V. Administrative Law Considerations … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comments DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the Request for Information published on February 3, 2015, at 80 FR 5715, is extended. The comment period ended on February 25, 2015. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ACCSH Meeting Authority and Signature DATES: Back to Top ACCSH will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2015, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Submit … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Availability of Information I. Background II. Information Request A. Requirements for Developing and Implementing Roof Control and Mine Ventilation Plans B. Atmospheric Monitoring Systems and New Technology for Remote Monitoring Systems C. Rock Dust … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Request for Comments and Close of Record III. Correction PART 100—CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES FOR ASSESSMENT OF CIVIL PENALTIES Tables Back to Top Table XI—Gravity: Likelihood Table XII—Gravity: Severity Table XIII-Gravity: Persons … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comments Questions for the Public Footnotes DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received on or before February 25, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments through the Department's Regulations … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Purpose of the Regulatory Action Statement of Legal Authority Major Proposed Revisions Benefits of the Proposed Rule Costs of the Proposed Rule Reasons for Amending the Current Sex Discrimination Guidelines, 41 CFR … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Public Hearings DATES: Back to Top MSHA will hold public hearings on February 5, 2015, and February 12, 2015, at the locations listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Overview of the Proposed Regulations A. Requirement To Provide a Summary of Benefits and Coverage 1. Providing the SBC a. Provision of the SBC by an Issuer to a Plan b. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top AGENCIES: DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Overview of These Proposed Regulations A. Requirements of These New Proposed Regulations 1. Covers Additional Benefits 2. Limited in Amount 3. Nondiscrimination 4. Plan Eligibility Requirements 5. Reporting B. Pilot … [read more]

  Tables Back to Top Part 100 Table III—Size of Metal/Nonmetal Mine In proposed rule document 2014-17935 appearing on pages 44493-44518 in the issue of July 31, 2014, make the following correction: Beginning on page 44497, Part 100 Table III is corrected to read as set forth below: Part … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Public Hearings DATES: Back to Top MSHA will hold public hearings on December 4, 2014, and December 9, 2014, at the locations listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Extension of Comment Period DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the NPRM published on August 8, 2014, scheduled to close on November 6, 2014, is extended until January 5, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background General Alternative Indicator Payments of Additional Weeks of Extended Benefits Alternative Indicator Rounding Methodology II. Section-by-Section Review of the Proposed Rule Request for Comments III. Administrative Information Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents List of Acronyms: Request for Information on Chemical Management and Permissible Exposure Limits I. Purpose II. Legal Requirements for OSHA Standards A. Significant Risk of a Material Impairment: The Benzene Case … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Consultations With Other Federal Agencies Review of State Drug Testing Laws Summary of the Proposed Rule II. Section-by-Section Review What is the purpose of the proposed regulation? (§ 620.1) What definitions apply … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Availability of Information II. Background III. Section-by-Section Analysis A. § 5.10Purpose and Scope B. § 5.30Fee Calculation C. § 5.40Fee Administration D. § 5.50Fee Revisions IV. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the RFI published on August 8, 2013 (78 FR 48593), last extended on June 3, 2014 (79 FR 31895), has been further extended. Comments must be … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Explanation of Provisions Dates and Interim Availability of New Electronic Filing System Regulatory Impact Analysis 1. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 2. Regulatory Flexibility Analysis 3. Paperwork Reduction Act 4. Congressional Review Act … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary I. Statement of Legal Authority II. Major Proposed Revisions in the NPRM Section-by-Section Analysis Part 60-1—Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors SUBPART A—Preliminary Matters; Equal Opportunity Clause; Compliance Reports Section 60-1.3 Definitions Section … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published July 31, 2014, at 79 FR 44494, is extended. Comments must be received or postmarked by midnight Eastern Standard Time on December … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top AGENCIES: DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Provisions of the Proposed Regulations Defining a Closely Held For-Profit Entity Religious Objection To Providing Coverage for Some or All of the Contraceptive Services Required To Be Covered. Other Potential … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Arizona State Plan OSHA's Residential Construction Fall Protection Standard Arizona's Residential Construction Fall Protection Standard Steps Prior to This Document Comparison of OSHA and Arizona's Residential Construction Fall Protection Standards: How Arizona Is … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background B. Request for Information Plan Investment Offerings—Brokerage Windows and Designated Investment Alternatives Participation in Brokerage Windows Selecting and Monitoring Brokerage Windows and Service Providers Fiduciary Access to Information About Brokerage Window Investments … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Correction FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Debra Carr, (202) 693-0103 (voice) or (202) 693-1337 (TTY). Correction Back to Top In proposed rule FR Doc 2014-18557, beginning on page 46562, in the issue of August 8, 2014, … [read more]

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