Rules of Practice and Procedure

CourtEmployees' Compensation Appeals Board
Citation86 FR 14557
Publication Date17 Mar 2021
Record Number2021-05410
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 50 (Wednesday, March 17, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 17, 2021)]
                [Proposed Rules]
                [Pages 14557-14558]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-05410]
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                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
                Employees' Compensation Appeals Board
                20 CFR Part 501
                RIN 1290-AA37
                Rules of Practice and Procedure
                AGENCY: Employees' Compensation Appeals Board, Department of Labor.
                ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal.
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                SUMMARY: The Department of Labor is withdrawing the proposed rule that
                accompanied its direct final rule (DFR) that requires electronic filing
                (e-filing) and electronic service (e-service) for attorneys and lay
                representatives representing parties in proceedings before the
                Employees' Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB or the Board) and allows
                the Board, in its discretion, to hold oral arguments by
                videoconference.
                DATES: As of March 17, 2021, the proposed rule published January 11,
                2021, at 86 FR 1831, is withdrawn.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Shepherd, Clerk of the
                Appellate Boards, at 202-693-6319 or [email protected].
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the concurrent direct final rule (DFR)
                published at 86 FR 1768, the Department stated that if a significant
                adverse comment was submitted by February 10, 2021, the Department
                would publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register informing the
                public that the DFR will not take effect. The Department issued an
                identical Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the same day (86 FR
                1831). The
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                Department received no comments on the rulemaking. Accordingly, the
                Department is not proceeding with the proposed rule and is withdrawing
                it from the rulemaking process. The DFR became effective on February
                25, 2021. Additionally, the Department notes that it plans to hold
                listening sessions during the coming weeks for users to provide
                feedback on the electronic filing and service system. Information about
                those sessions will be announced at https://efile.dol.gov.
                Milton A. Stewart,
                Acting Secretary of Labor.
                [FR Doc. 2021-05410 Filed 3-16-21; 8:45 am]
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