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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
Updating Regulations Issued Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Service Contract Act, Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection ActRule2016-3129301/09/2017DEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentIn this final rule, the Department of Labor (DOL or Department) revises regulations issued pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA), the Service Contract Act (SCA), Contract Wo … In this final rule, the Department of Labor (DOL or Department) revises regulations issued pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA), the Service Contract Act (SCA), Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA), and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) that include reference to the ``Employment Standards Administration'' at the DOL. The Employment Standards Administration was eliminated as part of agency reorganization in 2009 and its authorities and responsibilities were devolved into its constituent components, including the Wage and Hour Division (WHD). This action deletes reference to the Employment Standards Administration in the regulations administered by WHD. Additionally, this action updates Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control numbers associated with information collections in the appropriate regulations. WHD was assigned new control numbers by OMB and this action updates those references in the regulations to the current corresponding OMB control number. Further, this action updates cross-references that were not revised in the FMLA Final Rule published February 25, 2015.updating-regulations-issued-under-the-fair-labor-standards-act-service-contract-act-davis-bacon-andFR-Doc-2016-31293
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
Substantial Product Hazard List: Extension CordsRule2015-1829407/27/2015CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (``CPSC'' or ``Commission'') is issuing a final rule to specify that extension cords (both indoor and outdoor use extension cords) that do not contain one or more of five applicable readily observ … The Consumer Product Safety Commission (``CPSC'' or ``Commission'') is issuing a final rule to specify that extension cords (both indoor and outdoor use extension cords) that do not contain one or more of five applicable readily observable characteristics set forth in the rule, as addressed in a voluntary standard, are deemed a substantial product hazard under the Consumer Product Safety Act (``CPSA'').substantial-product-hazard-list-extension-cordsFR-Doc-2015-18294
Substantial Product Hazard List: Seasonal and Decorative Lighting ProductsRule2015-1034205/04/2015CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (``CPSC'' or ``Commission'') is issuing a final rule to specify that seasonal and decorative lighting products that do not contain any one of three readily observable characteristics (minimum wi … The Consumer Product Safety Commission (``CPSC'' or ``Commission'') is issuing a final rule to specify that seasonal and decorative lighting products that do not contain any one of three readily observable characteristics (minimum wire size, sufficient strain relief, or overcurrent protection), as addressed in a voluntary standard, are deemed a substantial product hazard under the Consumer Product Safety Act (``CPSA''). Additionally, the Commission is making a technical amendment to reformat incorporations by reference in this part.substantial-product-hazard-list-seasonal-and-decorative-lighting-productsFR-Doc-2015-10342
Substantial Product Hazard List: Extension CordsProposed Rule2015-0202102/03/2015CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is proposing a rule to specify that extension cords (both indoor and outdoor use extension cords) that do not contain one or more readily observable characteristics set forth … The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is proposing a rule to specify that extension cords (both indoor and outdoor use extension cords) that do not contain one or more readily observable characteristics set forth in the proposed rule constitute a substantial product hazard under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA). The rule would amend 16 CFR part 1120, which lists products that the Commission has determined present a substantial product hazard if the products have or lack specified characteristics that are readily observable, have been addressed by a voluntary standard, such standard has been effective in reducing the risk of injury associated with the product, and there is substantial compliance with the standard.substantial-product-hazard-list-extension-cordsFR-Doc-2015-02021
Substantial Product Hazard List: Seasonal and Decorative Lighting ProductsProposed Rule2014-2437810/16/2014CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is proposing a rule to specify that seasonal and decorative lighting products that do not contain one or more of three readily observable characteristics (minimum wire size … The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is proposing a rule to specify that seasonal and decorative lighting products that do not contain one or more of three readily observable characteristics (minimum wire size, sufficient strain relief, or overcurrent protection) constitute a substantial product hazard under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA).substantial-product-hazard-list-seasonal-and-decorative-lighting-productsFR-Doc-2014-24378
Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece GoodsProposed Rule2012-2274609/20/2012FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionBased on comments received in response to its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``ANPR''), the Federal Trade Commission proposes to amend its trade regulation rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Good … Based on comments received in response to its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``ANPR''), the Federal Trade Commission proposes to amend its trade regulation rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods as Amended (``Rule'') to: Allow garment manufacturers and marketers to include instructions for professional wetcleaning on labels; permit the use of ASTM Standard D5489-07, ``Standard Guide for Care Symbols for Care Instructions on Textile Products,'' or ISO 3758:2005(E), ``Textiles--Care labelling code using symbols,'' in lieu of terms; clarify what can constitute a reasonable basis for care instructions; and update the definition of ``dryclean.'' In addition, the Commission seeks comment on several other issues.trade-regulation-rule-on-care-labeling-of-textile-wearing-apparel-and-certain-piece-goodsFR-Doc-2012-22746
Determination That Children's Upper Outerwear in Sizes 2T to 12 With Neck or Hood Drawstrings and Children's Upper Outerwear in Sizes 2T to 16 With Certain Waist or Bottom Drawstrings Are a Substantial Product HazardProposed Rule2010-1162205/17/2010CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (``CPSC'' or ``Commission'') is proposing a rule to specify that children's upper outerwear garments in sizes 2T to 12 or the equivalent that have neck or hood drawstrings, and in sizes 2T to 1 … The Consumer Product Safety Commission (``CPSC'' or ``Commission'') is proposing a rule to specify that children's upper outerwear garments in sizes 2T to 12 or the equivalent that have neck or hood drawstrings, and in sizes 2T to 16 or the equivalent that have waist or bottom drawstrings that do not meet specified criteria, have characteristics that constitute substantial product hazards. Items of children's upper outerwear with these features have been involved in a number of deaths and serious injuries from entanglement of the drawstrings with items such as playground slides, cribs, and school buses. The proposed rule would enhance understanding in the industry about how the Commission views such garments and would facilitate the process of obtaining the appropriate corrective action when such garments are found in commerce.determination-that-childrens-upper-outerwear-in-sizes-2t-to-12-with-neck-or-hood-drawstrings-andFR-Doc-2010-11622
Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles; CorrectionsRuleE8-2471210/20/2008CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission published in the Federal Register of March 25, 2008, a final rule amending its flammability standard for general wearing apparel, the Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles, 16 … The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission published in the Federal Register of March 25, 2008, a final rule amending its flammability standard for general wearing apparel, the Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles, 16 CFR Part 1610. The published rule contained some incorrect typographical symbols and other inadvertent errors. This document corrects those symbols and errors.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/10/20/E8-24712/standard-for-the-flammability-of-clothing-textiles-correctionsFR-Doc-E8-24712
Standard for the Flammability of Clothing TextilesRuleE8-556903/25/2008CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionThe Commission is amending its flammability standard for general wearing apparel, the Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles, 16 CFR part 1610. The Standard, originally issued in 1953, has become outdated in several resp … The Commission is amending its flammability standard for general wearing apparel, the Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles, 16 CFR part 1610. The Standard, originally issued in 1953, has become outdated in several respects. The revisions better reflect current consumer practices and technologies and clarify several aspects of the Standard.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/03/25/E8-5569/standard-for-the-flammability-of-clothing-textilesFR-Doc-E8-5569
Standard for the Flammability of Children's Sleepwear: Sizes 0 Through 6X; CorrectionRuleE7-530303/23/2007CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionThe Commission is amending the standard for the flammability of children's sleepwear sizes 0 through 6X to correct a measurement in a table in final regulations which were published in the Federal Register on January 19, 1999 (64 FR 28 … The Commission is amending the standard for the flammability of children's sleepwear sizes 0 through 6X to correct a measurement in a table in final regulations which were published in the Federal Register on January 19, 1999 (64 FR 2833), and to correct several typographical errors in the standard.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2007/03/23/E7-5303/standard-for-the-flammability-of-childrens-sleepwear-sizes-0-through-6x-correctionFR-Doc-E7-5303
Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles; Notice of Proposed RulemakingProposed Rule07-77902/27/2007CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionThe Commission is proposing to amend its flammability standard of general wearing apparel, the Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles, 16 CFR part 1610. The Standard, originally issued in 1953, has become outdated in se … The Commission is proposing to amend its flammability standard of general wearing apparel, the Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles, 16 CFR part 1610. The Standard, originally issued in 1953, has become outdated in several respects. The Commission is proposing changes to better reflect current consumer practices and technologies and to clarify several aspects of the Standard.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2007/02/27/07-779/standard-for-the-flammability-of-clothing-textiles-notice-of-proposed-rulemakingFR-Doc-07-779
Exemption Granted Concerning Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece GoodsRule00-1989908/07/2000FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionIn a Federal Register notice dated April 14, 2000, the Federal Trade Commission (the ``Commission'') requested public comment on a proposed exemption to its Trade Regulation Rule on Care labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain … In a Federal Register notice dated April 14, 2000, the Federal Trade Commission (the ``Commission'') requested public comment on a proposed exemption to its Trade Regulation Rule on Care labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods (``the Care Labeling Rule'' or ``the Rule''). The Esprit de Corp company petitioned the Commission for the proposed exemption, which would permit it to distribute three specific styles of apron camisoles without attaching permanent care labels to the garments, as otherwise required by the Care Labeling Rule. Only one comment, which supports the approval of the proposed exemption, was received.\\1\\ On the basis of the petition, the sample garments submitted by the petitioner, and the comment received, the Commission believes that a permanent label on the garments would impair the appearance and usefulness of the items. In granting the petition, the Commission notes that care instructions for the camisoles still must be given on a hang tag, or on the package, or in some other conspicuous place, so that consumers will be able to see the care information before buying the product. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2000/08/07/00-19899/exemption-granted-concerning-trade-regulation-rule-on-care-labeling-of-textile-wearing-apparel-andFR-Doc-00-19899
Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece GoodsRule00-1949108/02/2000FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONFederal Trade CommissionThe Federal Trade Commission, pursuant to section 18 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, issues final amendments to its Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods. The Commission is am … The Federal Trade Commission, pursuant to section 18 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, issues final amendments to its Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods. The Commission is amending the Rule: To clarify what can constitute a reasonable basis for care instructions; and to change the definitions of ``cold,'' ``warm,'' and ``hot'' water in the Rule. The Commission has decided not to amend the Rule to require that an item that can be cleaned by home washing be labeled with instructions for home washing. In addition, it has decided not to amend the Rule at this time to include an instruction for professional wetcleaning. This document constitutes the Commission's Statement of Basis and Purpose for the amendments.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2000/08/02/00-19491/trade-regulation-rule-on-care-labeling-of-textile-wearing-apparel-and-certain-piece-goodsFR-Doc-00-19491
Standard for the Flammability of Children's Sleepwear: Sizes 0 Through 6X; Standard for the Flammability of Children's Sleepwear: Sizes 7 Through 14Rule00-553103/10/2000CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionThe Commission is amending the flammability standards for children's sleepwear in sizes 0 through 6X and sizes 7 through 14 by revising the laundering procedure specified in those standards. These laundering procedures help assure that … The Commission is amending the flammability standards for children's sleepwear in sizes 0 through 6X and sizes 7 through 14 by revising the laundering procedure specified in those standards. These laundering procedures help assure that any chemical flame retardants are not removed or degraded with repeated washing and drying, thereby creating a flammability hazard. The Commission is issuing these amendments because the detergent specified by the existing laundering procedure is no longer available and the operating characteristics of the washing and drying machines required by that procedure are no longer representative of machines now used for home laundering.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2000/03/10/00-5531/standard-for-the-flammability-of-childrens-sleepwear-sizes-0-through-6x-standard-for-theFR-Doc-00-5531
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