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Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2017Rule2017-0061401/18/2017DEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentThe U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is publishing this final rule to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced in its regulations, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of … The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is publishing this final rule to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced in its regulations, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act). The Inflation Adjustment Act requires the Department to annually adjust its civil money penalty levels for inflation no later than January 15 of each year. The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that agencies shall adjust civil monetary penalties notwithstanding Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Additionally, the Inflation Adjustment Act provides a cost- of-living formula for adjustment of the civil penalties. Accordingly, this final rule sets forth the Department's 2017 annual adjustments for inflation to its civil monetary penalties, effective January 13, 2017.department-of-labor-federal-civil-penalties-inflation-adjustment-act-annual-adjustments-for-2017FR-Doc-2017-00614
Black Lung Benefits Act: Medical Benefit PaymentsProposed Rule2016-3138201/04/2017DEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentThe 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 that the Centers for Medicare & Me … 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 that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) uses to determine payments under the Medicare program. The Department also intends to make the rules similar to those utilized in the other programs that the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers. These rules will determine the amounts payable for covered medical services and treatments provided to entitled miners, when those services or treatments are paid by the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. In addition, the proposed rule would eliminate two obsolete provisions.black-lung-benefits-act-medical-benefit-paymentsFR-Doc-2016-31382
Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Catch-Up AdjustmentsRule2016-1537807/01/2016DEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentThe U.S. Department of Labor is issuing this interim final rule to adjust the amounts of civil penalties assessed or enforced in its regulations. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Fede … The U.S. Department of Labor is issuing this interim final rule to adjust the amounts of civil penalties assessed or enforced in its regulations. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act) requires agencies to adjust the levels of civil monetary penalties with an initial catch-up adjustment, followed by annual adjustments for inflation. The Department is required to calculate the catch-up and subsequent annual adjustments based on the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers. The Department must publish the interim final rule by July 1, 2016, and the new penalty levels are effective no later than August 1, 2016.department-of-labor-federal-civil-penalties-inflation-adjustment-act-catch-up-adjustmentsFR-Doc-2016-15378
Black Lung Benefits Act: Disclosure of Medical Evidence and Payment of Benefits; Technical AmendmentRule2016-1184005/20/2016DEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentThe Office of Workers' Compensation Programs is making a technical amendment to its regulation on disclosure of medical information to reflect the Office of Management and Budget's approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (P … The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs is making a technical amendment to its regulation on disclosure of medical information to reflect the Office of Management and Budget's approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501-20, of the information collection requirements contained in that regulation.black-lung-benefits-act-disclosure-of-medical-evidence-and-payment-of-benefits-technical-amendmentFR-Doc-2016-11840
MSHA Headquarters, Pittsburgh Safety and Health Technology Center, and Respirable Dust Processing Laboratory Address ChangesRule2015-2105409/02/2015DEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentThe Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is amending its published regulations that include the Agency's addresses. MSHA relocated its Headquarters offices and also will discontinue renting the Post Office boxes it uses for m … The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is amending its published regulations that include the Agency's addresses. MSHA relocated its Headquarters offices and also will discontinue renting the Post Office boxes it uses for mail delivery to the Pittsburgh Safety and Health Technology Center and Respirable Dust Processing Laboratory. In addition, MSHA is amending the incorporation by reference language in some of its regulations to include current addresses, telephone numbers, and internet addresses.msha-headquarters-pittsburgh-safety-and-health-technology-center-and-respirable-dust-processingFR-Doc-2015-21054
Black Lung Benefits Act: Disclosure of Medical Information and Payment of BenefitsProposed Rule2015-0957304/29/2015DEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentThe Department is proposing revisions to the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA) regulations to address several procedural issues that have arisen in claims processing and adjudications. To protect a miner's health and promote accurate bene … The Department is proposing revisions to the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA) regulations to address several procedural issues that have arisen in claims processing and adjudications. To protect a miner's health and promote accurate benefit determinations, the proposed rule would require parties to disclose all medical information developed in connection with a claim for benefits. The proposed rule also would clarify that a liable coal mine operator is obligated to pay benefits during post-award modification proceedings and that a supplemental report from a physician is considered merely a continuation of the physician's earlier report for purposes of the evidence-limiting rules.black-lung-benefits-act-disclosure-of-medical-information-and-payment-of-benefitsFR-Doc-2015-09573
Black Lung Benefits Act: Standards for Chest RadiographsRule2014-0863604/17/2014DEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentPhysicians and adjudicators use chest radiographs (X-rays) as a tool in evaluating whether a coal miner suffers from pneumoconiosis (black lung disease). Accordingly, the Department's regulations implementing the Black Lung Ben … Physicians and adjudicators use chest radiographs (X-rays) as a tool in evaluating whether a coal miner suffers from pneumoconiosis (black lung disease). Accordingly, the Department's regulations implementing the Black Lung Benefits Act allow the submission of radiographs in connection with benefit claims and set out quality standards for administering and interpreting film-based chest radiographs. This final rule updates the Department's existing film- radiograph standards and provides parallel standards for digital radiographs. This rule also updates outdated terminology and removes certain obsolete provisions.black-lung-benefits-act-standards-for-chest-radiographsFR-Doc-2014-08636
Black Lung Benefits Act: Standards for Chest RadiographsRule2013-1397006/13/2013DEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentPhysicians and adjudicators use chest radiographs (X-rays) as a tool in evaluating whether a coal miner suffers from pneumoconiosis (black lung disease). Accordingly, the Department's regulations implementing the Black Lung Ben … Physicians and adjudicators use chest radiographs (X-rays) as a tool in evaluating whether a coal miner suffers from pneumoconiosis (black lung disease). Accordingly, the Department's regulations implementing the Black Lung Benefits Act allow the submission of radiographs in connection with benefit claims and set out quality standards for their performance. These standards are currently limited to film radiographs. In recent years, many medical facilities have phased out film radiography in favor of digital radiography. This direct final rule updates the existing film-radiograph standards and provides parallel standards for digital radiographs. This rule also updates outdated terminology and removes certain obsolete provisions.black-lung-benefits-act-standards-for-chest-radiographsFR-Doc-2013-13970
Black Lung Benefits Act: Standards for Chest RadiographsProposed Rule2013-1397106/13/2013DEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentPhysicians and adjudicators use chest radiographs (X-rays) as a tool in evaluating whether a coal miner suffers from pneumoconiosis (black lung disease). Accordingly, the Department's regulations implementing the Black Lung Ben … Physicians and adjudicators use chest radiographs (X-rays) as a tool in evaluating whether a coal miner suffers from pneumoconiosis (black lung disease). Accordingly, the Department's regulations implementing the Black Lung Benefits Act allow the submission of radiographs in connection with benefit claims and set out quality standards for their performance. These standards are currently limited to film radiographs. In recent years, many medical facilities have phased out film radiography in favor of digital radiography. This proposed rule would update the existing film-radiograph standards and provide parallel standards for digital radiographs. The proposed rule would also update outdated terminology and remove certain obsolete provisions.black-lung-benefits-act-standards-for-chest-radiographsFR-Doc-2013-13971
Specifications for Medical Examinations of Underground Coal MinersRule2012-2225309/13/2012DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentThis final rule modifies the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations for medical examinations of underground coal miners. Existing regulations established specifications for providing, interpreting, classifying, and s … This final rule modifies the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations for medical examinations of underground coal miners. Existing regulations established specifications for providing, interpreting, classifying, and submitting film-based roentgenograms (now commonly called chest radiographs or X-rays) of underground coal miners. The revised standards modify the requirements to permit the use of film-based radiography systems and add a parallel set of standards permitting the use of digital radiography systems. An additional amendment requires coal mine operators to provide the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) with employee rosters to assist the Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program in improving participation by miners.specifications-for-medical-examinations-of-underground-coal-minersFR-Doc-2012-22253
Technical AmendmentsRule2012-1502906/21/2012DEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentThe Office of Workers' Compensation Programs is making technical amendments to reflect the dissolution of the Employment Standards Administration and the Secretary's delegation of authority to administer the Longshore and Harbor Worker … The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs is making technical amendments to reflect the dissolution of the Employment Standards Administration and the Secretary's delegation of authority to administer the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (and its extensions) and the Black Lung Benefits Act to the Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs. The amendments also add and update Internet addresses, and update cross-references to other regulations.technical-amendmentsFR-Doc-2012-15029
Specifications for Medical Examinations of Underground Coal MinersProposed Rule2011-3316401/09/2012DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentWith this notice of proposed rulemaking, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposes to modify its regulations on Specifications for Medical Examinations of Underground Coal Miners. Existing regulations establish … With this notice of proposed rulemaking, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposes to modify its regulations on Specifications for Medical Examinations of Underground Coal Miners. Existing regulations establish specifications for providing, interpreting, classifying, and submitting film-based roentgenograms (now commonly called chest radiographs or X-rays) of underground coal miners for the surveillance of coal workers' pneumoconiosis (black lung) under the Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program, administered by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The current standards specify requirements that permit the use of film- based radiography systems only; proposed amendments would retain those standards (with minor modifications that reflect more commonly-used terms) and add a parallel set of standards to specify requirements that would permit the use of digital radiography systems. An additional proposed amendment would require coal mine operators to provide NIOSH with employee rosters to assist the Program in improving participation by miners.specifications-for-medical-examinations-of-underground-coal-minersFR-Doc-2011-33164
Offset of Tax Refund Payments To Collect Delinquent State Unemployment Compensation DebtsRule2011-169701/28/2011DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThis rule implements the authority added by the SSI Extension for Elderly and Disabled Refugees Act of 2008 (``2008 Act''), as amended by the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (2010 Act'') to offset overpayments of Federal taxes (referred … This rule implements the authority added by the SSI Extension for Elderly and Disabled Refugees Act of 2008 (``2008 Act''), as amended by the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (2010 Act'') to offset overpayments of Federal taxes (referred to as ``tax refund offset'') to collect delinquent State unemployment compensation debts. The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) will incorporate the procedures necessary to collect State unemployment compensation debts as part of the Treasury Offset Program (TOP), a centralized offset program operated by the Financial Management Service (FMS), a Treasury bureau. FMS has promulgated a rule governing the offset of federal tax refunds to collect delinquent State income tax obligations. This rule amends FMS regulations to include unemployment compensation debts among the types of State debts that may be collected by tax refund offset. This rule does not affect any of the requirements or procedures for collecting delinquent State income tax obligations.offset-of-tax-refund-payments-to-collect-delinquent-state-unemployment-compensation-debtsFR-Doc-2011-1697
Offset of Tax Refund Payments To Collect Past-Due, Legally Enforceable Nontax Debt; CorrectionRule2010-2001/06/2010DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service published a document in the Federal Register on Monday, December 28, 2009. That document inadvertently contained incorrect dates in the rule. This document corrects those dates.The Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service published a document in the Federal Register on Monday, December 28, 2009. That document inadvertently contained incorrect dates in the rule. This document corrects those dates.offset-of-tax-refund-payments-to-collect-past-due-legally-enforceable-nontax-debt-correctionFR-Doc-2010-20
Offset of Tax Refund Payments To Collect Past-Due, Legally Enforceable Nontax DebtRuleE9-3055012/28/2009DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service (FMS), is amending its regulation governing the centralized offset of tax refund payments to collect nontax debts owed to the United States. The amendment authorizes the of … The Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service (FMS), is amending its regulation governing the centralized offset of tax refund payments to collect nontax debts owed to the United States. The amendment authorizes the offset of Federal tax refunds irrespective of the amount of time the debt has been outstanding.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/28/E9-30550/offset-of-tax-refund-payments-to-collect-past-due-legally-enforceable-nontax-debtFR-Doc-E9-30550
Administrative Offset Under Reciprocal Agreements With StatesRuleE9-2630311/03/2009DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThis final rule describes the rules applicable to the offset of Federal nontax payments to collect delinquent debts owed to States pursuant to reciprocal agreements between the Secretary of the Treasury and the States. In addition t … This final rule describes the rules applicable to the offset of Federal nontax payments to collect delinquent debts owed to States pursuant to reciprocal agreements between the Secretary of the Treasury and the States. In addition to providing for the offset of Federal nontax payments, the reciprocal agreements provide for the offset of State payments to collect delinquent, nontax Federal debts. The offsets described in this rule are processed by the Treasury Offset Program (TOP), which the Department of the Treasury's Financial Management Service (FMS) established to centralize the process by which Federal payments are withheld or reduced (in other words, offset) to collect delinquent debts.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/11/03/E9-26303/administrative-offset-under-reciprocal-agreements-with-statesFR-Doc-E9-26303
Regulations Implementing the Black Lung Benefits Act of 1969, as AmendedRuleE7-143201/30/2007DEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentThis final rule eliminates the procedural requirement that the Department's administrative law judges include the parties' names in decisions and orders issued in Black Lung Benefits Act claims. The Department is revising the rule to … This final rule eliminates the procedural requirement that the Department's administrative law judges include the parties' names in decisions and orders issued in Black Lung Benefits Act claims. The Department is revising the rule to give the Office of Administrative Law Judges more flexibility in captioning these decisions. This will allow the Department the flexibility to limit the amount of personal information about black lung claimants that is included in published final decisions.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2007/01/30/E7-1432/regulations-implementing-the-black-lung-benefits-act-of-1969-as-amendedFR-Doc-E7-1432
Administrative Offset Under Reciprocal Agreements With StatesRuleE7-12701/11/2007DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThis interim rule describes the rules applicable to the offset of Federal nontax payments to collect delinquent debts owed to States pursuant to reciprocal agreements between the Secretary of the Treasury and the States. In addition t … This interim rule describes the rules applicable to the offset of Federal nontax payments to collect delinquent debts owed to States pursuant to reciprocal agreements between the Secretary of the Treasury and the States. In addition to providing for the offset of Federal nontax payments, the reciprocal agreements will provide for the offset of State payments to collect delinquent, nontax Federal debts. The offsets described in this rule will be processed by the Treasury Offset Program (TOP). The Department of the Treasury's Financial Management Service (FMS) established TOP in order to centralize the process by which Federal payments are withheld or reduced (in other words, offset) to collect delinquent debts. This interim rule specifically applies to the centralized offset of Federal nontax payments by Federal disbursing officials to collect delinquent debts owed to States pursuant to reciprocal agreements. Therefore, this interim rule affects persons who owe delinquent debts to a State of the United States and who receive Federal payments. It also affects persons who owe delinquent, nontax Federal debts and who receive payments from States. This rule does not apply to collection of past-due support debts (see 31 CFR 285.1), the offset of Federal tax refund payments, the offset of Federal salary payments, or the offset of other Federal payments excluded from offset by law.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2007/01/11/E7-127/administrative-offset-under-reciprocal-agreements-with-statesFR-Doc-E7-127
Department of Labor Regulatory Review and UpdateRule06-304104/03/2006DEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentThe Department of Labor (DOL) is amending existing regulations to update obsolete non-substantive or nomenclature references in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This action is intended to improve the accuracy of the agency's regu … The Department of Labor (DOL) is amending existing regulations to update obsolete non-substantive or nomenclature references in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This action is intended to improve the accuracy of the agency's regulations and does not impose any new regulatory or technical requirements. DOL is also publishing concurrently a separate rule amending existing Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations to update obsolete non-substantive references.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2006/04/03/06-3041/department-of-labor-regulatory-review-and-updateFR-Doc-06-3041
Salary OffsetRule05-864005/03/2005DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThis final rule describes the rules and procedures applicable to the centralized offset of Federal salary payments to collect delinquent nontax debts owed by Federal employees to the United States. The Financial Management Service (FMS … This final rule describes the rules and procedures applicable to the centralized offset of Federal salary payments to collect delinquent nontax debts owed by Federal employees to the United States. The Financial Management Service (FMS), a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, administers centralized salary offset through the Treasury Offset Program (TOP).https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2005/05/03/05-8640/salary-offsetFR-Doc-05-8640
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