Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 33005-33006 [E6-8797]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 7, 2006 / Notices eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. Signed at Washington, DC, this 19th day of May 2006. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–8776 Filed 6–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–59,152] Westpoint Home; Abbeville Plant; Abbeville, AL; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on April 5, 2006 in response to a petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers at Westpoint Home, Abbeville Plant, Abbeville, Alabama. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC, this 16th day of May, 2006. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–8775 Filed 6–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration Proposed Collection; Comment Request rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:54 Jun 06, 2006 Jkt 208001 Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Secretary of Labor’s Opportunity Award, Exemplary Voluntary Effort (EVE), and Exemplary Public Interest Contribution (EPIC) Awards. 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 August 7, 2006. 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 Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is responsible for the administration of the Secretary of Labor’s Opportunity Award, Exemplary Voluntary Effort (EVE), and Exemplary Public Interest Contribution (EPIC) Awards. These awards are presented annually to Federal contractors and non-profit organizations whose activities support the mission of the OFCCP. The recognition of Federal contractors who are in compliance with the OFCCP regulations and who work with community and public interest organizations sends a positive message throughout the U.S. Labor Force and business community. The Secretary of Labor’s Opportunity and EVE award recipients must be Federal contractors covered by Executive Order 11246, as amended; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, as amended. The Secretary of Labor’s Opportunity Award is presented to one contractor each year that has established and instituted comprehensive workforce strategies to ensure equal employment opportunity. The EVE Award is given to those contractors who have demonstrated through programs or activities, exemplary and innovative efforts to create an inclusive American Workforce. The EPIC Award is presented to public interest organizations that have supported equal employment opportunity and linked their efforts with those of the Federal contractors to enhance employment PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33005 opportunities for those with the least opportunity to join the workforce. Guidelines for the nomination process can be found in Administrative Notice Number 261 dated January 21, 2003; to view the Notice visit OFCCP web page address at http://www.dol.gov/esa/ media/reports/ofccp/evedr261.pdf. This information collection is currently approved for use through January 31, 2007. 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 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 OFCCP seeks a three-year extension for the approval of the Secretary of Labor’s Opportunity Award, Exemplary Voluntary Effort (EVE), and Exemplary Public Interest Contribution (EPIC) Awards. There is no change in the substance or method of collection since the last OMB approval. OFCCP revised the burden hour estimates associated with the awards based on the number of nominations received for Calendar Year (CY) 2005. During CY 2005, OFCCP received two (2) Secretary’s Opportunity, seventeen (17) EVE, and twenty (20) EPIC award nominations. This information collection recognizes outstanding Federal contractors and non-profit public interest organizations with exceptional equal opportunity and nondiscrimination programs that support the OFCCP mission. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Title: Secretary of Labor’s Opportunity Award, Exemplary Voluntary Effort (EVE), and Exemplary E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1 33006 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 7, 2006 / Notices Public Interest Contribution (EPIC) Awards. OMB Number: 1215–0201. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, not-for-profit institutions. Total Respondents/Responses: 39. Total Annual responses: 39. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 4,460. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. 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: June 2, 2006. Ruben L. Wiley, Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and Planning, Employment Standards Administration. [FR Doc. E6–8797 Filed 6–6–06; 8:45 am] 5 p.m., Friday, June 23, 2006. Such statements must be typewritten, doublespaced, and may not exceed twenty-five (25) pages. Upon receipt of the required notice. OPIC will prepare an agenda for the hearing identifying speakers, setting forth the subject on which each participant will speak, and the time allotted for each presentation. The agenda will be available at the hearing. A written summary of the hearing will be compiled, and such summary will be made available upon written request to OPIC’s Corporate Secretary, at the cost of reproduction. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information on the hearing may be obtained from Connie M. Downs at (202) 336–8438, via facsimile at (202) 218– 0136, or via e-mail at cdown@opic.gov. Dated: June 5, 2006. Connie M. Downs, OPIC Corporate Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–5224 Filed 6–5–06; 12:30 pm] BILLING CODE 3210–01–M BILLING CODE 4520–CM–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION July 6, 2006, Public Hearing; Sunshine Act TIME AND DATE: 2 p.m., Thursday, July 6, [Investment Company Act Release No. 27387; 812–13285] Barclays Global Fund Advisors, et al.; Notice of Application 2006. June 1, 2006. Offices of the Corporation, Twelfth Floor Board Room, 1100 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. STATUS: Hearing open to the Public at 2 p.m. PURPOSE: Public Hearing in conjunction with each meeting of OPIC’s Board of Directors, to afford and opportunity for any person to present views regarding the activities of the Corporation. PROCEDURES: Individuals wishing to address the hearing orally must provide advance notice to OPIC’s Corporate Secretary no later than 5 p.m., Friday, June 23, 2006. The notice must include the individual’s name, title, organization, address, and telephone number, and a concise summary oft he subject matter to be presented. Oral presentations may not exceed ten (10) minutes. The time for individual presentations may be reduced proportionately, if necessary, to afford all participants who have submitted a timely request to participate an opportunity to be heard. Participants wishing to submit a written statement for the record must submit a copy of such statement to OPIC’s Corporate Secretary no later than AGENCY: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES PLACE: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:54 Jun 06, 2006 Jkt 208001 Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of an application to amend a prior order under section 6(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (‘‘Act’’) granting an exemption from sections 2(a)(32), 5(a)(1), and 22(d) of the Act and rule 22c–1 under the Act, and under sections 6(c) and 17(b) of the Act granting an exemption from sections 17(a)(1) and (a)(2) of the Act. Summary of Application: Applicants request an order to amend a prior order that permits: (a) An open-end management investment company that includes series based on certain fixedincome securities indices to issue shares of limited redeemability; (b) secondary market transactions in the shares of the series to occur at negotiated prices; and (c) affiliated persons of the series to deposit securities into, and receive securities from, the series in connection with the purchase and redemption of aggregations of the series’ shares (‘‘Prior Order’’).1 Applicants seek to amend the 1 Barclays Global Fund Advisors, et al., Investment Company Act Release No. Release No. (June 25, 2002), as subsequently amended by PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Prior Order in order to offer two additional series based on fixed-income securities indices (each series, a ‘‘New Fund’’). Applicants: Barclays Global Fund Advisors (‘‘Adviser’’), iShares Trust (‘‘Trust’’) and SEI Investments Distribution Co. (‘‘Distributor’’). Filing Dates: The application was filed on April 20, 2006 and amended on May 24, 2006. Hearing or Notification of Hearing: An order granting the requested relief will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Commission’s Secretary and serving applicants with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on June 22, 2006 and should be accompanied by proof of service on applicants, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons may request notification of a hearing by writing to the Commission’s Secretary. ADDRESSES: Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549– 1090. Applicants: Ira Shapiro, Barclays Global Fund Advisors, c/o Barclays Global Investors, N.A., 45 Fremont Street, San Francisco, CA 94105; Peter Kronberg, iShares Trust, c/o Investors Bank & Trust Company, 200 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116; and John Munch, SEI Investments Distribution Co., One Freedom Valley Drive, Oaks, PA 19456. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura J. Riegel, Senior Counsel, at (202) 551–6873, or Michael W. Mundt, Senior Special Counsel, at (202) 551–6821 (Division of Investment Management). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the application. The complete application may be obtained for a fee at the Commission’s Public Reference Branch, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–0102 (tel. 202–551–5850). Applicants’ Representations 1. The Trust is an open-end management investment company registered under the Act and established in the state of Delaware. The Trust is organized as a series fund with multiple series. The Adviser, an investment iShares Trust, et al., Investment Company Act Release No. 26006 (April 15, 2003) and Barclays Global Fund Advisors, et al., Investment Company Act Release No. 26175 (September 8, 2003). E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 109 (Wednesday, June 7, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33005-33006]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-8797]


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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: Secretary of Labor's 
Opportunity Award, Exemplary Voluntary Effort (EVE), and Exemplary 
Public Interest Contribution (EPIC) Awards. 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 August 7, 2006.

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 Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is 
responsible for the administration of the Secretary of Labor's 
Opportunity Award, Exemplary Voluntary Effort (EVE), and Exemplary 
Public Interest Contribution (EPIC) Awards. These awards are presented 
annually to Federal contractors and non-profit organizations whose 
activities support the mission of the OFCCP. The recognition of Federal 
contractors who are in compliance with the OFCCP regulations and who 
work with community and public interest organizations sends a positive 
message throughout the U.S. Labor Force and business community.
    The Secretary of Labor's Opportunity and EVE award recipients must 
be Federal contractors covered by Executive Order 11246, as amended; 
Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, and the Vietnam Era 
Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act, as amended.
    The Secretary of Labor's Opportunity Award is presented to one 
contractor each year that has established and instituted comprehensive 
workforce strategies to ensure equal employment opportunity. The EVE 
Award is given to those contractors who have demonstrated through 
programs or activities, exemplary and innovative efforts to create an 
inclusive American Workforce. The EPIC Award is presented to public 
interest organizations that have supported equal employment opportunity 
and linked their efforts with those of the Federal contractors to 
enhance employment opportunities for those with the least opportunity 
to join the workforce. Guidelines for the nomination process can be 
found in Administrative Notice Number 261 dated January 21, 2003; to 
view the Notice visit OFCCP web page address at http://www.dol.gov/esa/
media/reports/ofccp/evedr261.pdf. This information collection is 
currently approved for use through January 31, 2007.

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 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

    OFCCP seeks a three-year extension for the approval of the 
Secretary of Labor's Opportunity Award, Exemplary Voluntary Effort 
(EVE), and Exemplary Public Interest Contribution (EPIC) Awards. There 
is no change in the substance or method of collection since the last 
OMB approval. OFCCP revised the burden hour estimates associated with 
the awards based on the number of nominations received for Calendar 
Year (CY) 2005. During CY 2005, OFCCP received two (2) Secretary's 
Opportunity, seventeen (17) EVE, and twenty (20) EPIC award 
nominations. This information collection recognizes outstanding Federal 
contractors and non-profit public interest organizations with 
exceptional equal opportunity and nondiscrimination programs that 
support the OFCCP mission.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Employment Standards Administration.
    Title: Secretary of Labor's Opportunity Award, Exemplary Voluntary 
Effort (EVE), and Exemplary

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Public Interest Contribution (EPIC) Awards.
    OMB Number: 1215-0201.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Total Respondents/Responses: 39.
    Total Annual responses: 39.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 4,460.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.
    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: June 2, 2006.
Ruben L. Wiley,
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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