Proposed Information Collection Request for Attestations by Facilities Temporarily Employing H-1C Nonimmigrant Aliens as Registered Nurses; Comment Request, 20372-20373 [E7-7689]

Download as PDF 20372 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 78 / Tuesday April 24, 2007 / Notices subsidiary of Valspar Global Wood Coatings, d/b/a Engineered Polymer Solutions, High Point, North Carolina and out-stationed personnel who were adversely affected by increased imports. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–56,863 is hereby issued as follows: All workers of Valspar-Furniture Sales Group & International Color Design Center, a subsidiary of Valspar Global Wood Coatings, d/b/a/ Engineered Polymer Solutions, High Point, North Carolina (TA–W–56,863), including out-stationed personnel in Virginia (TA–W–863A), Vermont (TA–W–863B), California (TA–W–863C) and Michigan (TA– W–863D) who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after March 14, 2004, through May 6, 2007, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are also eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. Signed at Washington, DC this 13th day of April 2007. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–7724 Filed 4–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Proposed Information Collection Request for Attestations by Facilities Temporarily Employing H–1C Nonimmigrant Aliens as Registered Nurses; Comment Request jlentini on PROD1PC65 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. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments on a request to reinstate, without modification, collection of information on the ETA Form 9081, Attestations by Facilities VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:32 Apr 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 Temporarily Employing H–1C Nonimmigrant Aliens as Registered Nurses. Reinstatement of this collection is necessary to support implementation of the Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas Act of 1999, which was reauthorized by the Congress on December 20, 2006. DATES: Written Comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee’s section below on or before June 25, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Employment and Training Administration Office of Foreign Labor Certification, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room C–4312, Washington, DC 20210; Attention: Brian Pasternak. Telephone number: (202) 693–3010 (this is not a toll-free number). Fax: (202) 693–2768. E-mail: H–1C9089.Comments@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background On November 12, 1999, the Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas Act of 1999 (NRDAA), Public Law 106–95, amended the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to establish the H–1C program to reduce the shortage of qualified nurses in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). The ETA and Employment Standards Administration (ESA) promulgated regulations at 20 CFR part 655, subparts L and M, governing the filing and enforcement of attestations by facilities seeking to employ aliens as registered nurses in HPSAs on a temporary basis. The NRDAA allows qualified hospitals to employ temporary foreign workers as registered nurses for up to three (3) years under the H–1C visas. Facilities seeking H–1C visas are required to file attestations with the Secretary of Labor. Each facility must attest that (1) It meets the definition of ‘‘facility’’ based on the Social Security Act and the Public Health Service Act, (2) it did not and will not lay off a registered nurse in the period between 90 days before and 90 days after the filing of any H–1C petition, (3) it will not employ a number of H–1C nurses that exceeds 33 percent of the total number of registered nurses employed at the facility, and (4) it will not authorize the H–1C nurse to perform nursing services at any worksite other than a worksite controlled by the facility or transfer the H–1C nurse’s place of employment from one work place to another. The NRDAA expired on June 13, 2005. However, on December 20, 2006, with the enactment of Public Law 109– 423, Congress reauthorized the H–1C PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 program for an additional three (3) years. The key provisions of the program remain unaffected and take effect immediately. The mechanism for employers or facilities to make attestations to the Secretary of Labor is the ETA Form 9081, and to expedite implementation of the reauthorized statute, the ETA is requesting a reinstatement, without modifications, to this information collection. 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. A copy of the proposed ICR can be obtained by contacting the office listed above in the addressee section of this notice. III. Current Actions Type of Review: Reinstatement. Agency: Employment and Training Administration. Title: Attestations by Facilities Temporarily Employing H–1C Nonimmigrant Aliens as Registered Nurses. OMB Number: 1205–0415. Affected Public: Businesses and notfor-profit institutions. Cite/Reference/ Form/etc.: Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas Act of 1999, as amended; ETA Form 9081. Total Respondents: 14. Frequency: On occasion. Total Responses: 172 attestations on an annual basis. Average Time per Response: 40 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 68 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $0. E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1 20373 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 78 / Tuesday April 24, 2007 / Notices Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: April 12, 2007. William L. Carlson, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification. [FR Doc. E7–7689 Filed 4–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. AGENCY: Notice; announcement of OMB approval of information collection requirements. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announces that OMB has extended its approval for a number of information collection requirements found in sections of 29 CFR parts 1910, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1926, and 1928; and for OSHA’s Data Initiative. OSHA sought approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA–95), and, as required by that Act, is announcing the approval numbers and expiration dates for those requirements. DATES: This notice is effective April 24, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Owen or Theda Kenney, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693–2222. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a series of Federal Register notices, the Agency announced its requests to OMB to renew its current extensions of approvals for various information collection (paperwork) requirements in its safety and health standards for general industry, shipyard employment, longshoring, marine terminals, the construction industry, and agriculture (i.e., 29 CFR parts 1910, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1926, and 1928); and for OSHA’s Data Initiative. In these Federal Register notices, the Agency provided 60-day comment periods for the public to respond to OSHA’s burden hour and cost estimates. In accordance with PRA–95 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), OMB renewed its approval for these information collection requirements and assigned OMB control numbers to these requirements. The table below provides the following information for each of these OMBapproved requirements: The title of the collection; the date of the Federal Register notice; the Federal Register reference (date, volume, and leading page); OMB’s control number; and the new expiration date. Date of Federal Register publication, Federal Register reference, and OSHA docket number Title OMB control No. Expiration date Electrical Protective Equipment (29 CFR 1910.137), and Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution (29 CFR 1910.269). Ethylene Oxide (EtO) (29 CFR 1910.1047) ................................... 09/14/2006, 71 FR 54309, Docket No. 1218–0190 (2006). 1218–0190 02/28/2010 60769, Docket No. 1218–0108 02/28/2010 4,4-Methylenedianiline Construction (29 CFR 1926.60) ................ 10/16/2006, 71 FR 1218–0108 (2006). 08/16/2006, 71 FR 1218–0184 (2006). 08/30/2006, 71 FR 1218–0184 (2006). 05/22/2006, 71 FR 1218–0209 (2006). 09/14/2006, 71 FR 1218–0199 (2006). 47253, Docket No. 1218–0183 02/28/2010 51639, Docket No. 1218–0184 02/28/2010 29355, Docket No. 1218–0209 03/31/2010 54311, Docket No. 1218–0199 02/28/2010 4,4-Methylenedianiline General Industry (29 CFR 1910.1050) ..... OSHA Data Initiative (ODI) ............................................................ Walking—Working Surfaces Standard (29 CFR part 1910, subpart D). In accordance with 5 CFR 1320.5(b), an agency cannot conduct, sponsor, or require a response to a collection of information unless the collection displays a valid OMB control number and the agency informs respondents that they are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Authority and Signature Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 5–2002 (67 FR 65008). VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:20 Apr 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 Signed at Washington, DC, on April 17, 2007. Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary of Labor. [FR Doc. E7–7728 Filed 4–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration Asbestos in General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements; Correction Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Request for public comment; correction. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a document in the Federal Register on April 5, 2007, soliciting public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in its Asbestos in General Industry Standard (29 CFR 1910.1001). The document contained an incorrect docket number. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Owen, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2222. E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 78 (Tuesday, April 24, 2007)]
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[Pages 20372-20373]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request for Attestations by 
Facilities Temporarily Employing H-1C Nonimmigrant Aliens as Registered 
Nurses; 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. The 
Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments on 
a request to reinstate, without modification, collection of information 
on the ETA Form 9081, Attestations by Facilities Temporarily Employing 
H-1C Nonimmigrant Aliens as Registered Nurses. Reinstatement of this 
collection is necessary to support implementation of the Nursing Relief 
for Disadvantaged Areas Act of 1999, which was reauthorized by the 
Congress on December 20, 2006.

DATES: Written Comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee's section below on or before June 25, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Employment and Training 
Administration Office of Foreign Labor Certification, U.S. Department 
of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room C-4312, Washington, DC 
20210; Attention: Brian Pasternak. Telephone number: (202) 693-3010 
(this is not a toll-free number). Fax: (202) 693-2768. E-mail: H-
1C9089.Comments@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    On November 12, 1999, the Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas 
Act of 1999 (NRDAA), Public Law 106-95, amended the Immigration and 
Nationality Act (INA) to establish the H-1C program to reduce the 
shortage of qualified nurses in Health Professional Shortage Areas 
(HPSAs). The ETA and Employment Standards Administration (ESA) 
promulgated regulations at 20 CFR part 655, subparts L and M, governing 
the filing and enforcement of attestations by facilities seeking to 
employ aliens as registered nurses in HPSAs on a temporary basis.
    The NRDAA allows qualified hospitals to employ temporary foreign 
workers as registered nurses for up to three (3) years under the H-1C 
visas. Facilities seeking H-1C visas are required to file attestations 
with the Secretary of Labor. Each facility must attest that (1) It 
meets the definition of ``facility'' based on the Social Security Act 
and the Public Health Service Act, (2) it did not and will not lay off 
a registered nurse in the period between 90 days before and 90 days 
after the filing of any H-1C petition, (3) it will not employ a number 
of H-1C nurses that exceeds 33 percent of the total number of 
registered nurses employed at the facility, and (4) it will not 
authorize the H-1C nurse to perform nursing services at any worksite 
other than a worksite controlled by the facility or transfer the H-1C 
nurse's place of employment from one work place to another.
    The NRDAA expired on June 13, 2005. However, on December 20, 2006, 
with the enactment of Public Law 109-423, Congress reauthorized the H-
1C program for an additional three (3) years. The key provisions of the 
program remain unaffected and take effect immediately. The mechanism 
for employers or facilities to make attestations to the Secretary of 
Labor is the ETA Form 9081, and to expedite implementation of the 
reauthorized statute, the ETA is requesting a reinstatement, without 
modifications, to this information collection.

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.
    A copy of the proposed ICR can be obtained by contacting the office 
listed above in the addressee section of this notice.

III. Current Actions

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Agency: Employment and Training Administration.
    Title: Attestations by Facilities Temporarily Employing H-1C 
Nonimmigrant Aliens as Registered Nurses.
    OMB Number: 1205-0415.
    Affected Public: Businesses and not-for-profit institutions. Cite/
Reference/Form/etc.: Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas Act of 
1999, as amended; ETA Form 9081.
    Total Respondents: 14.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Responses: 172 attestations on an annual basis.
    Average Time per Response: 40 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 68 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $0.

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    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information 
collection request; they will also become a matter of public record.

    Dated: April 12, 2007.
William L. Carlson,
Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification.
[FR Doc. E7-7689 Filed 4-23-07; 8:45 am]
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