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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 82 / Monday, April 30, 2007 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES with Kongsberg to provide modeling and training services unduly restricts the operations of the S&E Plan. By providing the Services, the S&E Plan would be able to develop hydrodynamic and geographic models that will improve the overall quality of maritime officers and increase safety in the operation of marine vessels, thus furthering the purposes of the S&E Plan, and would be able to increase the level of expertise in the application of modeling tools and techniques by the S&E Plan, thus expanding the training opportunities for S&E Plan participants, many of whom are employed on vessels assigned to areas of conflict overseas. Many S&E Plan participants serve on vessels engaged in the transportation and supply of cargo to troops stationed in conflicts around the world. Finally, the revenue received by the STAR Center from the Services will help offset operating costs of the STAR Center. This, in turn, will allow the S&E Plan to provide expanded services to plan participants without increasing contribution levels. 7. To ensure that the interests of the S&E Plan and their participants are well protected, the S&E Plan has retained Bond Beebe C.P.A. (Bond Beebe) as outside auditors to perform the annual audit of the Services. Bond Beebe will perform annual audits of the S&E Plan to identify and reconcile any recordkeeping discrepancies involving the Services. 8. In summary, the applicant represents that the proposed transaction satisfies the statutory criteria for an exemption under section 408(a) of the Act for the following reasons: (a) The S&E Plan will charge and will be paid for the Services at the rates approved by the Trustees for similar services provided to unrelated third parties; (b) The terms of the arrangement between the S&E Plan and Kongsberg are at least as favorable to the S&E Plan as those obtainable in an arm’s length transaction with an unrelated party; (c) An independent auditor will perform annual audits of the S&E Plan to identify and reconcile any recordkeeping discrepancies involving the Services; and (d) The S&E Plan will maintain, for a period of six (6) years, the records necessary to determine whether the conditions of this exemption have been met. Notice to Interested Persons Notice to Interested Parties: Notice of the proposed exemption shall be given to all interested persons in the manner agreed upon by the Employer and Department within 15 days of the date of publication of this notice of proposed VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:27 Apr 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 exemption in the Federal Register. Comments and requests for a hearing are due forty-five (45) days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Khalif Ford of the Department, telephone (202) 693–8540. (This is not a toll-free number.) General Information Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Signed at Washington, DC, this 25th day of April, 2007. Ivan Strasfeld, Director of Exemption Determinations, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. E7–8184 Filed 4–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR The attention of interested persons is directed to the following: (1) The fact that a transaction is the subject of an exemption under section 408(a) of the Act and/or section 4975(c)(2) of the Code does not relieve a fiduciary or other party in interest or disqualified person from certain other provisions of the Act and/or the Code, including any prohibited transaction provisions to which the exemption does not apply and the general fiduciary responsibility provisions of section 404 of the Act, which, among other things, require a fiduciary to discharge his duties respecting the plan solely in the interest of the participants and beneficiaries of the plan and in a prudent fashion in accordance with section 404(a)(1)(b) of the Act; nor does it affect the requirement of section 401(a) of the Code that the plan must operate for the exclusive benefit of the employees of the employer maintaining the plan and their beneficiaries; (2) Before an exemption may be granted under section 408(a) of the Act and/or section 4975(c)(2) of the Code, the Department must find that the exemption is administratively feasible, in the interests of the plan and of its participants and beneficiaries, and protective of the rights of participants and beneficiaries of the plan; (3) The proposed exemptions, if granted, will be supplemental to, and not in derogation of, any other provisions of the Act and/or the Code, including statutory or administrative exemptions and transitional rules. Furthermore, the fact that a transaction is subject to an administrative or statutory exemption is not dispositive of whether the transaction is in fact a prohibited transaction; and (4) The proposed exemptions, if granted, will be subject to the express condition that the material facts and representations contained in each application are true and complete, and that each application accurately describes all material terms of the transaction which is the subject of the exemption. PO 00000 21307 Sfmt 4703 Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Notice of Incentive Funding Availability for Program Year (PY) 2005 Performance Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, in collaboration with the Department of Education, announces that nine states are eligible to apply for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) (Pub. L. 105–220, 29 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.) incentive awards under the WIA Regulations. DATES: The nine eligible states must submit their applications for incentive funding to the Department of Labor by June 14, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit applications to the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Performance and Technology, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room S–5206, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: Karen Staha and Traci DiMartini, Telephone number: 202–693–3698 (this is not a toll-free number). Fax: 202–693– 3490. E-mail: staha.karen@dol.gov and dimartini.traci@dol.gov. Information may also be found at the ETA Performance Web site: http:// www.doleta.gov/performance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Nine (9) states (see Appendix) qualify to receive a share of the $16.3 million available for incentive grant awards under WIA section 503. These funds, which were contributed by the Department of Education from appropriations for the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act and the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, are available for the eligible states to use through June 30, 2009, to support innovative workforce development and education activities that are authorized under title I (Workforce Investment Systems) or title II (the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA)) of WIA, or under the Perkins Act (Pub. L. 105–332, 20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.). In order to qualify for a grant award, a state must have exceeded performance levels agreed to by the Secretaries, Governor, and State Education Officer for E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 21308 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 82 / Monday, April 30, 2007 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES outcomes in WIA title I, adult education (AEFLA), and vocational education (Perkins Act) programs. The goals included placement after training, retention in employment, and improvements in literacy levels, among other measures. After review of the performance data submitted by states to the Department of Labor and to the Department of Education, each Department determined which States would qualify for incentives for its programs (the Appendix at the bottom of this notice details the eligibility of each State by program). These lists of eligible States were compared, and States that qualified under all three programs are eligible to apply for and VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:27 Apr 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 receive an incentive grant award. The amount that each state is eligible to receive was determined by the Department of Labor and the Department of Education and is based on WIA section 503(c) (20 U.S.C. 9273(c)), and is proportional to the total funding received by these States for the three Acts. The states eligible to apply for incentive grant awards and the amounts they are eligible to receive are listed in the following chart: Amount of award State 1. Arizona ............................. 2. Delaware .......................... PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 $1,724,063 967,758 State 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Illinois ................................ Iowa .................................. Massachusetts .................. Missouri ............................ Oregon .............................. Tennessee ........................ Virginia .............................. Amount of award 3,000,000 1,190,729 1,752,678 1,922,350 1,781,694 2,096,895 1,917,021 Dated: April 24, 2007. Emily Stover DeRocco, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR


Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Notice of Incentive 
Funding Availability for Program Year (PY) 2005 Performance

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, in collaboration with the Department 
of Education, announces that nine states are eligible to apply for 
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) (Pub. L. 105-220, 29 U.S.C. 2801 et 
seq.) incentive awards under the WIA Regulations.

DATES: The nine eligible states must submit their applications for 
incentive funding to the Department of Labor by June 14, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit applications to the Employment and Training 
Administration, Office of Performance and Technology, 200 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Room S-5206, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: Karen Staha 
and Traci DiMartini, Telephone number: 202-693-3698 (this is not a 
toll-free number). Fax: 202-693-3490. E-mail: staha.karen@dol.gov and 
dimartini.traci@dol.gov. Information may also be found at the ETA 
Performance Web site: http://www.doleta.gov/performance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Nine (9) states (see Appendix) qualify to 
receive a share of the $16.3 million available for incentive grant 
awards under WIA section 503. These funds, which were contributed by 
the Department of Education from appropriations for the Adult Education 
and Family Literacy Act and the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and 
Technical Education Act, are available for the eligible states to use 
through June 30, 2009, to support innovative workforce development and 
education activities that are authorized under title I (Workforce 
Investment Systems) or title II (the Adult Education and Family 
Literacy Act (AEFLA)) of WIA, or under the Perkins Act (Pub. L. 105-
332, 20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.). In order to qualify for a grant award, a 
state must have exceeded performance levels agreed to by the 
Secretaries, Governor, and State Education Officer for

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outcomes in WIA title I, adult education (AEFLA), and vocational 
education (Perkins Act) programs. The goals included placement after 
training, retention in employment, and improvements in literacy levels, 
among other measures. After review of the performance data submitted by 
states to the Department of Labor and to the Department of Education, 
each Department determined which States would qualify for incentives 
for its programs (the Appendix at the bottom of this notice details the 
eligibility of each State by program). These lists of eligible States 
were compared, and States that qualified under all three programs are 
eligible to apply for and receive an incentive grant award. The amount 
that each state is eligible to receive was determined by the Department 
of Labor and the Department of Education and is based on WIA section 
503(c) (20 U.S.C. 9273(c)), and is proportional to the total funding 
received by these States for the three Acts.
    The states eligible to apply for incentive grant awards and the 
amounts they are eligible to receive are listed in the following chart:

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                                                             Amount of
                          State                                award
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1. Arizona..............................................      $1,724,063
2. Delaware.............................................         967,758
3. Illinois.............................................       3,000,000
4. Iowa.................................................       1,190,729
5. Massachusetts........................................       1,752,678
6. Missouri.............................................       1,922,350
7. Oregon...............................................       1,781,694
8. Tennessee............................................       2,096,895
9. Virginia.............................................       1,917,021
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    Dated: April 24, 2007.
Emily Stover DeRocco,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.

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