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2029. PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS UNDER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE PROTECTION STATUTES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 5851; PL 102-486 sec 2902, 106 Stat 2776

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 24

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulation provides procedures for handling employee discrimination complaints under the following Federal statutes: Safe Drinking Water Act; Federal Water Pollution Control Act; Toxic Substances Control Act; Solid Waste Disposal Act; Clean Air Act; Energy Reorganization Act; and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.

Timetable:

Action Date FR Cite

NPRM 03/16/94 59 FR 12506
NPRM Comment Period End 05/16/94
Final Action 02/09/98 63 FR 6614
Final Action Effective 03/11/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: The RIN for the present 29 CFR 24 is 1215-AA83. The new regulation makes three major changes: (1) an October 1992 amendment to the Energy Reorganization Act made several changes in the processing of complaints by employees of contractors for the NRC and DOE; (2) the Secretary designated the Administrative Review Board (on his behalf) to review decisions by ALJ under the Environmental Employee Protection Provisions; (3) the Secretary transferred responsibility for enforcement of these employee protection provisions from the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division to the Assistant Secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Agency Contact: Thomas J. Buckley, Director, Office of Investigative Assistance, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N3468, FP Building, Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202 219-8095
Fax: 202 219-9187
Email: tom.buckley@osha.gov

RIN: 1218-AB75

[FR Doc. 98-7563 Filed 04-24-98; 8:45 am]


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