[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 90 (Thursday, May 11, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 21916]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-09374]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

20 CFR Part 620

RIN 1205-AB63


Federal State Unemployment Compensation Program; Middle Class Tax 
Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 Provision on Establishing 
Appropriate Occupations for Drug Testing of Unemployment Compensation 
Applicants

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Final rule; CRA Revocation.

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SUMMARY: Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress has passed, and 
the President has signed a public law disapproving the Employment and 
Training Administration's (ETA's) final rule establishing appropriate 
occupations for State drug testing of unemployment compensation 
claimants. ETA published the final rule on August 1, 2016, and the rule 
became effective on September 30, 2016. Because the public law 
invalidates the rule, ETA is hereby removing it from the Code of 
Federal Regulations.

DATES: This final rule is effective May 11, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adele Gagliardi, Administrator, Office 
of Policy Development and Research, Employment and Training 
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., 
Suite N-5641,Washington, DC 20210, or by phone at 202-693-3700.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 1, 2016, ETA issued a final rule 
in accordance with Section 2105 of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job 
Creation Act of 2012, Public Law 112-96 (2012), titled Federal-State 
Unemployment Compensation Program; Middle Class Tax Relief and Job 
Creation Act of 2012 Provision on Establishing Appropriate Occupations 
for Drug Testing of Unemployment Compensation Applicants (20 CFR part 
620) (81 FR 50298). The final rule became effective on September 30, 
2016. On February 15, 2017, the United States House of Representatives 
passed a resolution of disapproval (H.J. Res. 42) under the 
Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.). The United States 
Senate passed H.J. Res. 42 on March 14, 2017. President Donald J. Trump 
signed the resolution into law as Public Law 115-17 on March 31, 2017. 
Accordingly, ETA is hereby removing the rule from the Code of Federal 
Regulations.

List of Subjects in 20 CFR Part 620

    Unemployment compensation.

Signed at Washington, DC
Byron Zuidema,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, and under the authority 
of the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) and Public Law 
115-17 (March 31, 2017), the ETA amends 20 CFR chapter V as follows:

PART 620--[Removed]

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1. Remove part 620.

[FR Doc. 2017-09374 Filed 5-10-17; 8:45 am]
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