[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 63 (Tuesday, April 2, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 19632]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07525]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary of Labor

29 CFR Part 15

Employment and Training Administration

20 CFR Parts 638 and 670

RIN 1290-AA25


Administrative Claims Under the Federal Tort Claims Act and 
Related Statutes

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Employment and Training 
Administration, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Withdrawal of proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: With this document, the Department of Labor (DOL) is 
withdrawing its proposed rule that accompanied its direct final rule 
revising the regulations governing administrative claims under the 
Federal Tort Claims Act and related statutes.

DATES: Effective April 2, 2013 the proposed rule published on April 13, 
2012 (77 FR 22236), is withdrawn.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine P. Carter, Counsel for 
Claims and Compensation, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of 
Labor, Room S-4325, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, 
Telephone: 202-693-5320 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals 
with hearing or speech impairments may access this telephone number via 
TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1-
800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 13, 2012, DOL published a direct 
final rule (77 FR 22204) and concurrent notice of proposed rulemaking, 
proposing to amend the regulations governing administrative claims 
under the Federal Tort Claims Act and related statutes. In both the 
direct final rule and notice of proposed rulemaking, DOL explained that 
if no significant adverse comments were received to the notice of 
proposed rulemaking, DOL would withdraw the proposed rule and the 
direct final rule would become effective on July 12, 2012 without 
further notice. DOL has received no comments regarding either the 
direct final rule or the notice of proposed rulemaking. Accordingly, 
DOL is not proceeding with the proposed rule and is withdrawing it from 
the rulemaking process. DOL is also confirming the effective date of 
the direct final rule as July 12, 2012.

    Signed at Washington, DC, the 28th of February, 2013.
M. Patricia Smith,
Solicitor of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2013-07525 Filed 4-1-13; 8:45 am]
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