Labor Management Cooperation Program; Information Collection Request, 57943-57944 [E7-20071]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 196 / Thursday, October 11, 2007 / Notices Abstract: Under the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947, 29 U.S.C. 158(d), Congress listed specific notice provisions so that no party to a collective bargaining agreement can terminate or modify that contract, unless the party wishing to terminate or modify the contract sends a written notice to the other party sixty days prior to the expiration date (29 U.S.C. 158(d)(1)), and offers to meet and confer with the other party for the purpose of negotiating a new or modified contract (29 U.S.C. 158(d)(2)). Furthermore, the Act requires that parties notify the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service within thirty days after such notice of the existence of a dispute and simultaneously notify any State or Territory where the dispute occurs (29 U.S.C. 158(d)(3)). The 1974 amendments to the National Labor Relations Act, which extended coverage to nonprofit health care institutions, also created a notification procedure in the health care industry requiring parties to notify each other 90 days in advance of termination and 60 days in advance to FMCS (29 U.S.C. 158(d)). This amendment also requires 30-day notification of bargaining for an initial agreement to the FMCS. To facilitate handling of more than 18,000 such notices a year, FMCS created a specific information collection form (see 29 CFR 1402.1). The purpose of this information collection activity is for FMCS to comply with its statutory duty to receive these notices, to facilitate assignment of mediators to assist in labor disputes, and to assist the parties in knowing whether or not proper notice was given. The information from these notices is sent electronically to the appropriate field manager who assigns the cases to a mediator so that the mediator may contact labor and management quickly, efficiently, and offer dispute resolution services. The F–7 form was created to allow FMCS to gather desired information in a uniform manner. The collection of such information, including the name of the employer or employer association, address and phone number, e-mail address, official contact, bargaining unit and establishment size, location of affected establishment and negotiations, industry or type of business, principal product or service, union address, phone number, e-mail address and official contact, contract expiration date or renewal date, whether the notice is on file on behalf of the employer or the union, and whether this is a health care industry notice for an initial contract, is critical for reporting and mediation purposes. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Oct 10, 2007 Jkt 214001 Burden Statement: The current annual burden estimate is approximately 18,000 respondents. This one-page form takes about 10 minutes to complete. II. Request for Comments FMCS solicits comments to: (i) 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. (ii) Enhance the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information. (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. (iv) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic collection technologies or other forms of information technology. Dated: October 4, 2007. Michael J. Bartlett, Deputy General Counsel. [FR Doc. E7–19968 Filed 10–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6732–01–P FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE Labor Management Cooperation Program; Information Collection Request Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. ACTION: Notice of public information collection(s); request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). The information collection requests are FMCS forms: Application for Federal Assistance (SF–424), Request for Advance or Reimbursement SF–270 (LM–6), Project Performance (LM–8), Financial Status Report SF–269a (LM– 7), Grants Program Grantee Evaluation Questionnaire (agency form LM–9), and Accounting System and Financial Capability Questionnaire (LM–3). The request seeks Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a three-year expiration date of Forms SF–424, SF– 270 (LM–6), (LM–8), SF–269a (LM–7), (LM–9) and (LM–3) until October 2010. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57943 FMCS is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the collection as described below. DATES: Written Paperwork Reduction Act Comments must be submitted on or before December 10, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments identified by the appropriate agency form number by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. Copies of the complete agency forms may be obtained from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Labor Management Grants Program, 2100 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20427 or by contacting the person whose name appears under the section headed, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Comments and data may also be submitted by fax at (202) 606–3434 or electronically by sending electronic (email) to Michael Bartlett, Federal Register Liaison at mbartlett@fmcs.gov or Linda Stubbs the Grants Management Specialist at lstubbs@fmcs.gov. All comments and data in electronic form must be identified by the appropriate agency form number. No confidential business information (CBI) should be submitted through e-mail. Information submitted as a comment concerning this document may be claimed confidential by marking any part or all of the information as ‘‘CBI’’. Information so marked will not be disclosed but a copy of the comment that does contain CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public record. Information not marked confidential may be disclosed publicly by FMCS without prior notice. All written comments will be available for inspection in Room 10235 at the Washington, DC address above from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Stubbs, Grants Management Specialist, FMCS, 2100 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20427. Telephone number (202) 606–8181, e-mail to lstubbs@fmcs.gov or fax at (202) 606– 3434. I. Information Collection Requests FMCS is seeking comments on the following information collection requests contained in FMCS agency forms. Agency: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Form Number: OMB No. 3076–0006. Type of Request: Renewal without change of a currently approved E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 57944 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 196 / Thursday, October 11, 2007 / Notices collection without any change in the substance or method of collection. Affected Entities: Potential applicants and/or grantees who received our grant application kit. Also applicants who have received a grant from FMCS. Frequency: a. Three of the forms, the SF–424, LM–6, and LM–9 are submitted at the applicant/grantee’s discretion. b. To conduct the quarterly submissions, LM–7 and LM–8 forms are used. Less than quarterly reports would deprive FMCS of the opportunity to provide prompt technical assistance to deal with those problems identified in the report. c. Once per application. The LM–3 is the only form to which a ‘‘similar information’’ requirement could apply. That form takes the requirement into consideration by accepting recent audit reports in lieu of applicant completion of items C2 through 9 and items D1 through 3. Burden: Application for Federal Assistance (SF–424) is an OMB form which we do not include in the burden. We have not added to it; however, we have deleted the requirements for completion of sections C, D, and E. We received approximately 113 respondents. Request for Advance or Reimbursement SF–270 (LM–6) is an OMB form with no agency additions. The number of respondents is approximately 37 and estimated time per response is 30 minutes. Project Performance (LM–8) approximately 37 respondents and estimated time per response is 30 minutes. Financial Status Report SF–269a) (LM–7) is an OMB form with no agency additions. The estimated time per response is 30 minutes and approximately 37 respondents. FMCS Grants Program Evaluation Questionnaire (LM–9) form number of respondents is approximately 12 respondents and estimated time per response is 60 minutes, and Accounting System and Financial Capability Questionnaire (LM–3) approximately 28 respondents and estimated time per response is 60 minutes. Abstract: Except for the FMCS Forms LM–3 and LM–9, the forms under consideration herein are either required or recommended in OMB Circulars. The two exceptions are non-recurring forms, the former a questionnaire sent only to non-public sector potential grantees and the latter a questionnaire sent only to former grantees for voluntary completion and submission. The collected information is used by FMCS to determine annual applicant suitability, to monitor quarterly grant project status, and for on-going program evaluation. If the information were not collected, there could be no accounting VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Oct 10, 2007 Jkt 214001 for the activities of the program. Actual use has been the same as intended use. II. Request for Comments The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: (i) 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; (ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated electronic collection technologies or other forms of information technology, e.g. permitting electronic and fax submission of responses. List of Subjects Labor-Management Cooperation Program and Information Collection Requests. Dated: October 3, 2007. Fran Leonard, Acting Chief of Staff, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. [FR Doc. E7–20071 Filed 10–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6372–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The application also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at www.ffiec.gov/nic/. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than November 5, 2007. A. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166–2034: 1. Integra Bank Corporation, Evansville, Indiana, to merge with Peoples Community Bancorp, Inc., West Chester, Ohio, and thereby indirectly acquire Peoples Community Bank, West Chester, Ohio. B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105–1579: 1. Castle Creek Capital Partners III, LLC, Rancho Santa Fe, California., Castle Creek Capital Partners III, L.P., Eggemeyer Capital LLC; Ruh Capital LLC; Legions IV Advisory Corp., all of Rancho Santa Fe, California, to acquire up to 15 percent of the voting shares of Centennial Bank Holdings, Inc. and indirectly acquire Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, both of Denver, Colorado. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 5, 2007. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E7–20029 Filed 10–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Notice of Proposals to Engage in Permissible Nonbanking Activities or to Acquire Companies that are Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities The companies listed in this notice have given notice under section 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 1843) (BHC Act) and Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225) to engage de novo, or to acquire or control voting securities or assets of a company, including the companies listed below, that engages either directly or through a subsidiary or other company, in a nonbanking activity E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 196 (Thursday, October 11, 2007)]
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FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE


Labor Management Cooperation Program; Information Collection 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

ACTION: Notice of public information collection(s); request for 
comments.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), as part 
of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites the general public and 
other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the 
following information collection(s). The information collection 
requests are FMCS forms: Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424), 
Request for Advance or Reimbursement SF-270 (LM-6), Project Performance 
(LM-8), Financial Status Report SF-269a (LM-7), Grants Program Grantee 
Evaluation Questionnaire (agency form LM-9), and Accounting System and 
Financial Capability Questionnaire (LM-3). The request seeks Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a three-year expiration date 
of Forms SF-424, SF-270 (LM-6), (LM-8), SF-269a (LM-7), (LM-9) and (LM-
3) until October 2010. FMCS is soliciting comments on specific aspects 
of the collection as described below.

DATES: Written Paperwork Reduction Act Comments must be submitted on or 
before December 10, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments identified by the appropriate agency 
form number by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for 
the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Room 10235, Washington, 
DC 20503. Copies of the complete agency forms may be obtained from the 
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Labor Management Grants 
Program, 2100 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20427 or by contacting the 
person whose name appears under the section headed, FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Comments and data may also be submitted by fax at (202) 606-3434 or 
electronically by sending electronic (e-mail) to Michael Bartlett, 
Federal Register Liaison at mbartlett@fmcs.gov or Linda Stubbs the 
Grants Management Specialist at lstubbs@fmcs.gov. All comments and data 
in electronic form must be identified by the appropriate agency form 
number. No confidential business information (CBI) should be submitted 
through e-mail.
    Information submitted as a comment concerning this document may be 
claimed confidential by marking any part or all of the information as 
``CBI''. Information so marked will not be disclosed but a copy of the 
comment that does contain CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the 
public record. Information not marked confidential may be disclosed 
publicly by FMCS without prior notice. All written comments will be 
available for inspection in Room 10235 at the Washington, DC address 
above from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 
legal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Stubbs, Grants Management 
Specialist, FMCS, 2100 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20427. Telephone 
number (202) 606-8181, e-mail to lstubbs@fmcs.gov or fax at (202) 606-
3434.

I. Information Collection Requests

    FMCS is seeking comments on the following information collection 
requests contained in FMCS agency forms.
    Agency: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
    Form Number: OMB No. 3076-0006.
    Type of Request: Renewal without change of a currently approved

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collection without any change in the substance or method of collection.
    Affected Entities: Potential applicants and/or grantees who 
received our grant application kit. Also applicants who have received a 
grant from FMCS.
    Frequency: a. Three of the forms, the SF-424, LM-6, and LM-9 are 
submitted at the applicant/grantee's discretion.
    b. To conduct the quarterly submissions, LM-7 and LM-8 forms are 
used. Less than quarterly reports would deprive FMCS of the opportunity 
to provide prompt technical assistance to deal with those problems 
identified in the report.
    c. Once per application. The LM-3 is the only form to which a 
``similar information'' requirement could apply. That form takes the 
requirement into consideration by accepting recent audit reports in 
lieu of applicant completion of items C2 through 9 and items D1 through 
3.
    Burden: Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424) is an OMB form 
which we do not include in the burden. We have not added to it; 
however, we have deleted the requirements for completion of sections C, 
D, and E. We received approximately 113 respondents. Request for 
Advance or Reimbursement SF-270 (LM-6) is an OMB form with no agency 
additions. The number of respondents is approximately 37 and estimated 
time per response is 30 minutes. Project Performance (LM-8) 
approximately 37 respondents and estimated time per response is 30 
minutes. Financial Status Report SF-269a) (LM-7) is an OMB form with no 
agency additions. The estimated time per response is 30 minutes and 
approximately 37 respondents. FMCS Grants Program Evaluation 
Questionnaire (LM-9) form number of respondents is approximately 12 
respondents and estimated time per response is 60 minutes, and 
Accounting System and Financial Capability Questionnaire (LM-3) 
approximately 28 respondents and estimated time per response is 60 
minutes.
    Abstract: Except for the FMCS Forms LM-3 and LM-9, the forms under 
consideration herein are either required or recommended in OMB 
Circulars. The two exceptions are non-recurring forms, the former a 
questionnaire sent only to non-public sector potential grantees and the 
latter a questionnaire sent only to former grantees for voluntary 
completion and submission.
    The collected information is used by FMCS to determine annual 
applicant suitability, to monitor quarterly grant project status, and 
for on-going program evaluation. If the information were not collected, 
there could be no accounting for the activities of the program. Actual 
use has been the same as intended use.

II. Request for Comments

    The OMB is particularly interested in comments which:
    (i) 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;
    (ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimates of the burden 
of the proposed collection of information;
    (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and
    (iv) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated 
electronic collection technologies or other forms of information 
technology, e.g. permitting electronic and fax submission of responses.

List of Subjects

    Labor-Management Cooperation Program and Information Collection 
Requests.

    Dated: October 3, 2007.
Fran Leonard,
Acting Chief of Staff, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
 [FR Doc. E7-20071 Filed 10-10-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6372-01-P