Rules of Practice and Procedure Concerning Filing and Service and Amended Rules Concerning Filing and Service

Citation86 FR 14558
CourtEmployment And Training Administration, Labor-management Standards Office, Occupational Safety And Health Administration, Workers' Compensation Programs Office
Publication Date17 Mar 2021
Record Number2021-05405
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 50 (Wednesday, March 17, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 17, 2021)]
                [Proposed Rules]
                [Page 14558]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-05405]
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                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
                Employment and Training Administration
                20 CFR Parts 641, 655, 658, 667, and 683
                Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
                20 CFR Part 726
                Office of the Secretary of Labor
                29 CFR Parts 7, 8, 22, 24, 26, 29, 37, 38, and 96
                Office of Labor-Management Standards
                29 CFR Parts 417 and 458
                Wage and Hour Division
                29 CFR Parts 500, 525, 530, and 580
                Occupational Safety and Health Administration
                29 CFR Parts 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986,
                1987, and 1988
                Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
                41 CFR Part 60-30
                RIN 1290-AA28
                Rules of Practice and Procedure Concerning Filing and Service and
                Amended Rules Concerning Filing and Service
                AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workers'
                Compensation Programs, Office of the Secretary, Office of Labor-
                Management Standards, Wage and Hour Division, Occupational Safety and
                Health Administration, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
                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 makes acceptance of electronic service (e-service)
                automatic for attorneys and non-attorney representatives representing
                parties in proceedings before the Administrative Review Board (Board),
                unless the Board authorizes non-electronic filing and service for good
                cause; establishes a new part containing rules of practice and
                procedure for the Board; and amends existing regulations concerning
                filing and service that apply where a governing statute or executive
                order does not establish contrary rules of filing and service.
                DATES: As of March 17, 2021, the proposed rule published January 11,
                2021 (86 FR 1834), is withdrawn.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. 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 1772, 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
                1834). The Department also issued a technical correction on February 9,
                2021 (86 FR 8687). The 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. 2021-05405 Filed 3-16-21; 8:45 am]
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