Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 56744-56745 [05-19325]

Download as PDF 56744 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 28, 2005 / Notices supplied additional information. Upon further review and contact with the subject firm’s major customer, it was revealed that the customer significantly increased its imports of products like or directly competitive with automotive parts purchased from the subject firm and decreased its purchases from the subject firm during the relevant period. The imports accounted for a meaningful portion of the subject plant’s lost sales and production. The investigation further revealed that production and employment at the subject firm declined during the relevant time period. In accordance with section 246 the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents the results of its investigation regarding certification of eligibility to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) for older workers. In order for the Department to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for ATAA, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246 of the Trade Act must be met. The Department has determined in this case that the requirements of Section 246 have been met. A significant number of workers at the firm are age 50 or over and possess skills that are not easily transferable. Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse. Conclusion After careful review of the additional facts obtained on reconsideration, I conclude that increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with those produced at United Machine Works, Inc., Bethel, North Carolina and United Machine Works, Inc., Greenville, North Carolina, contributed importantly to the declines in sales or production and to the total or partial separation of workers at the subject firm. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: ‘‘All workers of United Machine Works, Inc., Bethel, North Carolina (TA–W–57,336) and United Machine Works, Inc., Greenville, North Carolina (TA–W–57,336A) who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after June 3, 2004 through two years from the date of this certification, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.’’ VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:02 Sep 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 Signed in Washington, DC, this 14th day of September, 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–5286 Filed 9–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Work Experience and Career Exploration Programs (WECEP) Regulations, 29 CFR part 570.35a. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before November 28, 2005. ADDRESSES: Ms. Hazel M. Bell, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0418, fax (202) 693–1451, E-mail bell.hazel@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or E-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq., section (3)(l) establishes a minimum age of 16 years for most nonagricultural employment but allows the employment of 14- and 15 year olds in occupations other than manufacturing and mining, if the PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Secretary of Labor determines such employment is confined to (1) periods that will not interfere with the minor’s schooling and (2) conditions that will not interfere with the minor’s health and well-being. FLSA section 11(c) requires all employers covered by the FLSA to make, keep and preserve records of their employees’ wages, hours and other conditions and practices of employment. Regulations issued by the Secretary of Labor prescribe the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for these records. Subpart C of Regulations, 29 CFR part 570, Child Labor Regulations, Orders and Statements of Interpretation, sets forth the employment standards for 14- and 15-year olds (CL Reg. 3). Regulations 29 CFR 570.35a contains the requirements describing the criteria for use, occupations permitted and conditions of employment that allow employment of 14- and 15-year olds-pursuant to a school-supervised and schooladministered Work Experience and Career Exploration Program (WECEP)— under the conditions CL Reg. 3 otherwise prohibits. In order to utilize the CL Reg. 3 WECEP provisions, regulations 29 CFR 570.35(b)(2) requires a state educational agency to file an application for approval of a state WECEP program as one not interfering with schooling or with the health and well-being of the minors involved. Regulations 29 CFR 570.35a(b)(3)(vi) requires preparation of a written training agreement for each student participating in a WECEP and that such agreement be signed by the teachercoordinator, employer and student. The regulation also requires the student’s parent or guardian to sign or otherwise consent to the agreement, in order for it to be valid. Regulations 29 CFR 570.35a(b)(4)(ii) requires state education agencies to keep a record of the names and addresses of each school enrolling WECEP students and the number of enrollees in each unit. The state or local educational agency office must keep a copy of the written training agreement for each student participating in the program and maintain these records for 3 years from the date of enrollment in the program. This information collection is currently approved for use through March 31, 2006. II. Review Focus The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 28, 2005 / Notices whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. III. Current Actions The Department of Labor seeks the approval of the extension of this information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to ensure compliance with the youth employment provisions of the FLSA and its regulations. Without this information, the Administrator would have no means to determine if the proposed program meets the regulatory requirements. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Titles: Work Experience and Career Exploration Programs (WECEP) Regulations, 29 CFR Part 570.35a. OMB Number: 1215–0121. Affected Public: Individual or households; State, Local or Tribal Government. Frequency: Biennially. Total Respondents: 14,014. Total Annual Responses: 14,014. Average Time Per Response: Reporting: WECEP Application—2 hours. Written Training Agreement—1 hour. Recordkeeping: WECEP Program Information—1 hour. Filing of WECEP Record and Training Agreement—one-half minute. Total Burden Hours: 14,145. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $2.80. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:02 Sep 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 Dated: September 22, 2005. Sue Blumenthal, Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and Planning, Employment Standards Administration. [FR Doc. 05–19325 Filed 9–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice 05–145] Notice of Prospective Patent License National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of prospective patent license. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NASA hereby gives notice that United Aerospace, Inc., of New York, New York, has applied for an exclusive license to practice the invention disclosed in U.S. Patent No. 6,186,693 entitled PASSIVE CAPTURE JOINT WITH THREE DEGREES OF FREEDOM and assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Written objections to the prospective grant of a license should be sent to Mr. Jerry L. Seemann, Chief Patent Counsel/ LS01, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812. NASA has not yet made a determination to grant the requested license and may deny the requested license even if no objections are submitted within the comment period. DATES: Responses to this notice must be received by October 13, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sammy A. Nabors, Technology Transfer Department/ED03, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812, (256) 544–5226. Dated: September 16, 2005. Keith T. Sefton, Deputy General Counsel (Admin & Mgmt). [FR Doc. 05–19376 Filed 9–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES National Endowment for the Arts; Arts Advisory Panel Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92–463), as amended, notice is hereby given a meeting of the Arts Advisory Panel to the National Council PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56745 on the Arts will be held at the Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20506 as follows: Theater (Career Development Program): October 13, 2005 by teleconference. This meeting, from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., will be closed. Closed meetings are for the purpose of Panel review, discussion, evaluation, and recommendations on financial assistance under the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, as amended, including information given in confidence to the agency. In accordance with the determination of the Chairman of April 8, 2005, these sessions will be closed to the public pursuant to subsection (c)(6) of section 552b of Title 5, United States Code. Further information with reference to this meeting can be obtained from Ms. Kathy Plowitz-Worden, Office of Guidelines & Panel Operations, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC, 20506, or call (202) 682–5691. Dated: September 23, 2005. Kathy Plowitz-Worden, Panel Coordinator, Panel Operations, National Endowment for the Arts. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 187 (Wednesday, September 28, 2005)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment Standards Administration


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to 
ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, 
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. 
Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed collection: Work Experience and Career 
Exploration Programs (WECEP) Regulations, 29 CFR part 570.35a. A copy 
of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by 
contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this 
Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before November 28, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Ms. Hazel M. Bell, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Ave., NW., Room S-3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone 
(202) 693-0418, fax (202) 693-1451, E-mail bell.hazel@dol.gov. Please 
use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or E-
mail).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq., section 
(3)(l) establishes a minimum age of 16 years for most nonagricultural 
employment but allows the employment of 14- and 15 year olds in 
occupations other than manufacturing and mining, if the Secretary of 
Labor determines such employment is confined to (1) periods that will 
not interfere with the minor's schooling and (2) conditions that will 
not interfere with the minor's health and well-being. FLSA section 
11(c) requires all employers covered by the FLSA to make, keep and 
preserve records of their employees' wages, hours and other conditions 
and practices of employment. Regulations issued by the Secretary of 
Labor prescribe the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for these 
records. Subpart C of Regulations, 29 CFR part 570, Child Labor 
Regulations, Orders and Statements of Interpretation, sets forth the 
employment standards for 14- and 15-year olds (CL Reg. 3). Regulations 
29 CFR 570.35a contains the requirements describing the criteria for 
use, occupations permitted and conditions of employment that allow 
employment of 14- and 15-year olds-pursuant to a school-supervised and 
school-administered Work Experience and Career Exploration Program 
(WECEP)--under the conditions CL Reg. 3 otherwise prohibits. In order 
to utilize the CL Reg. 3 WECEP provisions, regulations 29 CFR 
570.35(b)(2) requires a state educational agency to file an application 
for approval of a state WECEP program as one not interfering with 
schooling or with the health and well-being of the minors involved. 
Regulations 29 CFR 570.35a(b)(3)(vi) requires preparation of a written 
training agreement for each student participating in a WECEP and that 
such agreement be signed by the teacher-coordinator, employer and 
student. The regulation also requires the student's parent or guardian 
to sign or otherwise consent to the agreement, in order for it to be 
valid. Regulations 29 CFR 570.35a(b)(4)(ii) requires state education 
agencies to keep a record of the names and addresses of each school 
enrolling WECEP students and the number of enrollees in each unit. The 
state or local educational agency office must keep a copy of the 
written training agreement for each student participating in the 
program and maintain these records for 3 years from the date of 
enrollment in the program. This information collection is currently 
approved for use through March 31, 2006.

II. Review Focus

    The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments 
which:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including

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whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.

III. Current Actions

    The Department of Labor seeks the approval of the extension of this 
information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to 
ensure compliance with the youth employment provisions of the FLSA and 
its regulations. Without this information, the Administrator would have 
no means to determine if the proposed program meets the regulatory 
requirements.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Employment Standards Administration.
    Titles: Work Experience and Career Exploration Programs (WECEP) 
Regulations, 29 CFR Part 570.35a.
    OMB Number: 1215-0121.
    Affected Public: Individual or households; State, Local or Tribal 
Government.
    Frequency: Biennially.
    Total Respondents: 14,014.
    Total Annual Responses: 14,014.
    Average Time Per Response:
    Reporting:
    WECEP Application--2 hours.
    Written Training Agreement--1 hour.
    Recordkeeping:
    WECEP Program Information--1 hour.
    Filing of WECEP Record and Training Agreement--one-half minute.
    Total Burden Hours: 14,145.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $2.80.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they will also become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: September 22, 2005.
Sue Blumenthal,
Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, 
Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration 
and Planning, Employment Standards Administration.
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