Announcement of Public Briefings on Using the New Permanent Foreign Labor Certification (PERM) System, 923-924 [05-156]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 5, 2005 / Notices officer with the information on the hardcopy version of the OSHA–7 Form. Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Title: Respiratory Protection (29 CFR 1910.134). OMB Number: 1218–0099. Frequency: On occasion. Type of Response: Recordkeeping; Reporting; and Third party disclosure. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions; Federal government; and State, local, or tribal government. Number of Respondents: 619,430. Number of Annual Responses: 19,136,624. Estimated Time Per Response: Varies from 5 minutes to mark a storage compartment or protective cover to 8 hours for large employers to gather and prepare information to develop a written program. Total Burden Hours: 6,334,648. Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0. 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Title: Interstate Arrangement for Combining Employment and Wages. OMB Number: 1205–0029. Frequency: Quarterly. Affected Public: State, local, or tribal government. Number of Respondents: 53. Number of Annual Responses: 212. Total Burden Hours: 848. Estimated Time Per Response: 4 hours. Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0. Total Annual Costs (Operating/ Maintaining Systems or Purchasing Services): $0. Description: This report provides data necessary to measure the scope and effect of the program for combining employment and wages covered under difference States’ laws of a single State and to monitor States’ payment and wage transfer performance. Ira L. Mills, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–159 Filed 1–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Announcement of Public Briefings on Using the New Permanent Foreign Labor Certification (PERM) System Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The regulation to implement the re-engineered permanent foreign labor certification program (PERM) was published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2004, with an effective date of March 28, 2005. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is issuing this notice to announce DOL will offer four public briefings to educate the public on using the new permanent foreign labor certification system. The four briefings will take place in early 2005 in Chicago, Atlanta, Costa Mesa (California) and Washington, DC. During the briefings, the Department will also provide an update on backlog reduction efforts. This notice provides the public with locations, dates, and registration information regarding these four briefings. E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1 924 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 5, 2005 / Notices As of December 13, 2004, The Department opened two new National Processing Centers in Atlanta and Chicago. The National Processing Centers will handle permanent labor certification cases to be filed under the PERM system. For the sessions held in Atlanta and Chicago, the Department will offer an open house to allow the public to tour the two new facilities. Attendees of the briefings are not required to formally register for the open house, but instead are invited to visit the National Processing Centers during the hours listed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Carlson, Chief, Division of Foreign Labor Certification, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room C–4312, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: (202) 693–3010 (this is not a toll-free number). The following registration information should be used by any member of the public planning to attend a PERM briefing session. Washington, DC: Date: Thursday, February 3, 2005. Event: PERM briefing. Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Marriott Washington, 1221 22nd Street, NW., Washington, DC 20037. To Register. To register for one of the PERM briefings listed above, please use the following information. To complete the registration process on-line, please visit http://www.namsinc.org/DOLETA. For questions regarding the registration process, please call 703–821–2226 extension 232. Signed in Washington, DC, this 29th day of December, 2004. Emily Stover DeRocco, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 05–156 Filed 1–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–M SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Youth Advisory Committee Meeting (Teleconference) Chicago Date: Monday, January 10, 2005. Event: Open house. Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Foreign Labor Certification National Processing Center, 844 North Rush Street, 12th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60611. Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2005. Event: PERM briefing. Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611. Atlanta: Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2005. Event: Open house. Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Foreign Labor Certification National Processing Center, Harris Tower, 233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2005. Event: PERM briefing. Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Wyndham Atlanta, 160 Spring St., NW., Atlanta, GA 30303. Costa Mesa: Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2005. Event: PERM briefing. Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Hilton Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 3 (Wednesday, January 5, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 923-924]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-156]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Announcement of Public Briefings on Using the New Permanent 
Foreign Labor Certification (PERM) System

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The regulation to implement the re-engineered permanent 
foreign labor certification program (PERM) was published in the Federal 
Register on December 27, 2004, with an effective date of March 28, 
2005. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the 
Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is issuing this notice to 
announce DOL will offer four public briefings to educate the public on 
using the new permanent foreign labor certification system. The four 
briefings will take place in early 2005 in Chicago, Atlanta, Costa Mesa 
(California) and Washington, DC. During the briefings, the Department 
will also provide an update on backlog reduction efforts. This notice 
provides the public with locations, dates, and registration information 
regarding these four briefings.

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    As of December 13, 2004, The Department opened two new National 
Processing Centers in Atlanta and Chicago. The National Processing 
Centers will handle permanent labor certification cases to be filed 
under the PERM system. For the sessions held in Atlanta and Chicago, 
the Department will offer an open house to allow the public to tour the 
two new facilities. Attendees of the briefings are not required to 
formally register for the open house, but instead are invited to visit 
the National Processing Centers during the hours listed below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Carlson, Chief, Division of 
Foreign Labor Certification, Employment and Training Administration, 
200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room C-4312, Washington, DC 20210; 
Telephone: (202) 693-3010 (this is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following registration information 
should be used by any member of the public planning to attend a PERM 
briefing session.

Chicago

    Date: Monday, January 10, 2005.
    Event: Open house.
    Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Location: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training 
Administration, Foreign Labor Certification National Processing Center, 
844 North Rush Street, 12th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60611.
    Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2005.
    Event: PERM briefing.
    Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Location: Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611.

Atlanta:

    Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2005.
    Event: Open house.
    Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Location: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training 
Administration, Foreign Labor Certification National Processing Center, 
Harris Tower, 233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.
    Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2005.
    Event: PERM briefing.
    Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Location: Wyndham Atlanta, 160 Spring St., NW., Atlanta, GA 30303.

Costa Mesa:

    Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2005.
    Event: PERM briefing.
    Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Location: Hilton Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 
92626.

Washington, DC:

    Date: Thursday, February 3, 2005.
    Event: PERM briefing.
    Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Location: Marriott Washington, 1221 22nd Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20037.
    To Register. To register for one of the PERM briefings listed 
above, please use the following information. To complete the 
registration process on-line, please visit http://www.namsinc.org/
DOLETA. For questions regarding the registration process, please call 
703-821-2226 extension 232.

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 29th day of December, 2004.
Emily Stover DeRocco,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
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