[Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Agency Semiannual Regulatory Agenda]
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Part XXVI





Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service





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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE (FMCS)






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FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE

29 CFR Ch. XII

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS).

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: This document sets forth the Federal Mediation and 
Conciliation Service's (FMCS) regulatory agenda issued under Executive 
Order 12866 and the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The agenda lists 
regulations that are currently under development or review or that FMCS 
expects to have under development or review during the next 12 months. 
The effect of this agenda is to advise the public of FMCS' current and 
future regulatory activities.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information on the agenda 
in general, contact Karen D. Kline, Deputy General Counsel, Office of 
the General Counsel, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, at 
(202) 606-5444. For information about a specific regulation project 
listed on the agenda, contact the person designated in the agenda for 
that regulation.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the President's order on Regulatory 
Planning and Review, Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 
1993), each agency is required to prepare an agenda of all regulations 
under development or review. The Regulatory Flexibility Act, Public Law 
98-354, has a similar agenda requirement (5 U.S.C. 602). Under the law, 
the agenda must list any regulation that is likely to have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

     The Office of Management and Budget has issued guidelines 
prescribing the form and content of the regulatory agenda. Under 
those guidelines, the agenda must list all regulatory activities 
being conducted or reviewed in the next 12 months and provide 
certain specified information on each regulation. All of the items 
on this agenda are current or projected rulemakings.

Dated: March 24, 2003.

 Karen D. Kline,

Deputy General Counsel, FMCS.

                         Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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3427        Access to Neutrals..................................................................     3076-AA10
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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3428        Public Information..................................................................     3076-AA06
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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3429        Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension Nonprocurement: Governmentwide Requirement       3076-AA08
            for Drug-Free Work Place............................................................
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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3430        Arbitration Schedule of Fees........................................................     3076-AA09
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3427. ACCESS TO NEUTRALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 29 USC 172 and 173 et seq

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1480

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: FMCS proposes to establish a list of neutrals for use by 
private individuals and/or organizations for employment-related 
alternative dispute resolution services.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Peggy A. McNeive, Director of the Neutrals Initiative, 
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Suite 501, 801 Walnut 
Street, Kansas City, MO 64106-1823
Phone: 816 374-6215
Fax: 816 374-6026

RIN: 3076-AA10
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3428. PUBLIC INFORMATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552 et seq

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1401 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed revision to FMCS' Public Information regulations 
is intended to incorporate the recent amendments to the Freedom of 
Information Act into FMCS' portion of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            11/03/99                    64 FR 59697
NPRM Comment Period End         01/03/00
Final Action                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Arthur Pearlstein, General Counsel, Federal Mediation 
and Conciliation Service, 2100 K Street NW, Room 603, Washington, DC 
20427-0001
Phone: 202 606-5444
Fax: 202 606-5345
Email: apearlstein@fmcs.gov

RIN: 3076-AA06
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3429. GOVERNMENTWIDE DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION NONPROCUREMENT: 
GOVERNMENTWIDE REQUIREMENT FOR DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1471 and 1472

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            01/23/02                     67 FR 3322
NPRM Comment Period End         03/25/02
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined
Final Action Effective           To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Arthur Pearlstein
Phone: 202 606-5444
Fax: 202 606-5345
Email: apearlstein@fmcs.gov

RIN: 3076-AA08
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3430. ARBITRATION SCHEDULE OF FEES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1404 app

Completed:
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Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            11/25/02                    67 FR 70569
Final Action                    03/06/03                    68 FR 10659
Final Action Effective          04/05/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Vella M. Traynham
Phone: 202 606-5111
Fax: 202 606-3749
Email: vtraynham@fmcs.gov

RIN: 3076-AA09
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