Proposed Information Collection Request for Submission of Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas; Comment Request, 58899-58900 [E7-20463]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 17, 2007 / Notices Workers From Personnel Plus, Inc., Santa Fe Springs, CA: August 9, 2006 TA–W–62,069; Delphi Corporation, Automotive Holdings Group, Plant 6, On-Site Leased Workers of Securatas; Flint, MI: August 27, 2006 TA–W–62,069A; Delphi Corporation, Automotive Holdings Group, Plant 2, On-Site Leased Workers of Securatas; Flint, MI: August 27, 2006 TA–W–62,081; Meridian Automotive Systems Composites Operations, aka Meridian Automotive Systems; Jackson, OH: August 30, 2006 TA–W–62,112; Fry’s Metals, Inc., d/b/a Alpha Metals, Inc., Division of Cookson Electronics; Alpharetta, GA: August 31, 2006 TA–W–62,159; CML Innovative Technologies, Division of CM Holdings International, LLC; Hackensack, NJ: September 13, 2007 TA–W–62,172; Carhartt, Inc., Galesburg, IL: September 19, 2006 TA–W–62,187; Bock USA, Inc., Monroe, CT: September 20, 2006 TA–W–62,193; Illinois Tool Works, ITWSouthland Division; Virginia Beach, VA: September 17, 2006 TA–W–62,217; The Hershey Company, Oakdale Plant; Oakdale, CA: September 26, 2006 TA–W–62,009; Global Motorsport Group, Santee Manufacturing Division; Valencia, CA: August 3, 2006 TA–W–62,040; The Colibri Group, Providence, RI: August 23, 2006 TA–W–62,135; Children’s Apparel Network LTD, New York, NY: August 15, 2006 TA–W–62,142; Powerwave Technologies, Inc., El Dorado Hills, CA: September 6, 2006 TA–W–62,164; Huntleigh Healthcare, L.L.C., Eatontown, NJ: September 18, 2006 TA–W–62,185; T.J. Corporation, dba Halco, Belle Vernon, PA: September 19, 2006 The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(b) (supplier to a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA) and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W–62,100; Microfibers, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC: August 14, 2006 TA–W–62,114; Traer Manufacturing, A Subsidiary of Cosma Body Systems, On-Site Leased Workers From Manpower & USA; Traer, IA: September 5, 2006 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Oct 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(b) (downstream producer for a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA based on increased imports from or a shift in production to Mexico or Canada) and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met. None Negative Determinations for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance In the following cases, it has been determined that the requirements of 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) have not been met for the reasons specified. The Department has determined that criterion (1) of Section 246 has not been met. The firm does not have a significant number of workers 50 years of age or older. TA–W–61,959; Sewell Clothing Company, Inc., Bremen, GA. The Department has determined that criterion (2) of Section 246 has not been met. Workers at the firm possess skills that are easily transferable. None The Department has determined that criterion (3) of Section 246 has not been met. Competition conditions within the workers’ industry are not adverse. None. Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance In the following cases, the investigation revealed that the eligibility criteria for worker adjustment assistance have not been met for the reasons specified. Because the workers of the firm are not eligible to apply for TAA, the workers cannot be certified eligible for ATAA. The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.A.) and (a)(2)(B)(II.A.) (employment decline) have not been met. TA–W–61,844; Carter-Pertaine, Inc., A Subsidiary of DB Soft, Inc., Houston, TX. TA–W–62,174; Penn Union Corporation, Edinboro, PA. The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.B.) (Sales or production, or both, did not decline) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B.) (shift in production to a foreign country) have not been met. TA–W–62,125; Parlex USA, Laminated Cable Division; Methuen, MA. The investigation revealed that criteria (a)(2)(A)(I.C.) (increased imports) and (a)(2)(B)(II.B.) (shift in production to a foreign country) have not been met. PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58899 TA–W–61,888; J.M. Huber Corporation, Engineered Materials/Kaolin Division, Macon, GA. TA–W–62,027; General Products Corporation, Jackson, MI. TA–W–62,092; H and T Waterbury, Inc., Waterbury, CT. The workers’ firm does not produce an article as required for certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. TA–W–62,127; JP Morgan Chase Bank NA, Lexington, KY. TA–W–62,148; Unicare Life and Health Insurance Co., Subsidiary of Wellpoint, Inc., Bolingbrook, IL. The investigation revealed that criteria of Section 222(b)(2) has not been met. The workers’ firm (or subdivision) is not a supplier to or a downstream producer for a firm whose workers were certified eligible to apply for TAA. None. I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of October 1 through October 5, 2007. Copies of these determinations are available for inspection in Room C–5311, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210 during normal business hours or will be mailed to persons who write to the above address. Dated: October 10, 2007. Ralph DiBattista, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–20400 Filed 10–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Proposed Information Collection Request for Submission of Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas; Comment Request Employment and Training Administration, DOL. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 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 E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 58900 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 17, 2007 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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 and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the collection of data contained in the procedures to petition for classification as a Labor Surplus Area (LSA) under exceptional circumstances criteria. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice or at this Web site: http://www.doleta.gov/ OMBCN/OMBControlNumber.cfm. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before December 17, 2007. ADDRESSES: Anthony D. Dais, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room S– 4231, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693–2784 (This is not a toll-free number); fax (202) 693–3015; or e-mail [dais.anthony@dol.gov]. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Under Executive Orders 12073 and 10582, and 20 CFR parts 651 and 654, The Secretary of Labor is required to classify LSAs and disseminate this information for the use of all Federal Agencies. This information is used by Federal agencies for various purposes including procurement decisions, food stamp waiver decisions, certain small business loan decisions, as well as other purposes determined by the agencies. The LSA list is issued annually, effective October 1 of each year, utilizing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Areas meeting the criteria are classified as LSAs. Department regulations specify that the Department can add other areas to the annual LSA listing under the exceptional circumstance criteria. Such additions are based upon information contained in petitions submitted by the State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) to the ETA’s national office. These petitions contain specific economic information about an area in order to provide ample justification for adding the area to the LSA listing under the exceptional circumstances criteria. An area is eligible for classification as a LSA if it meets all of the criteria, and if the exceptional circumstance event is not temporary or seasonal. This data VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Oct 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 collection pertains only to data submitted voluntary by states exceptional circumstances petitions. Most of the information contained the SWA LSA petitions is already available from other sources, e.g., internal reports, statistical programs, newspaper clippings, etc. The petitions are not intended to provide new (unduplicated) information but serve to bring various types of information together in a single document in order that a LSA classification determination can be made. The only information which SWAs may have to develop for use in the petition is the 12-month projections of the area’s labor force and unemployment. No periodic reporting is required. 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 Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. There is no reduction in burden based on an experience rate of the approved data collection period: The ETA has not received a petition since 2003. Agency: Employment and Training Administration Title: Procedures for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas Exceptional Circumstances Reporting. OMB Number: 1205–0207. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Total Respondents: 1. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): 0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): 0. Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: October 11, 2007. Gay M. Gilbert, Administrator, Office of Workforce Investment Employment & Training Administration. [FR Doc. E7–20463 Filed 10–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Records of Tests and Examinations of Personnel Hoisting Equipment 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 ensure that requested data is 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. DATES: Submit comments on or before December 17, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Debbie Ferraro, Management Services Division, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2171, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. Commenters are encouraged to send their comments on computer disk or via e-mail to Ferraro.Debbie@DOL.GOV. Ms. Ferraro can be reached at (202) 693–9821 (voice), or (202) 693–9801 (facsimile). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact the employee listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background These requirements provide for a record of specific test and inspections of a mine’s personnel hoisting systems, including the wire rope, to ensure that the system remains safe to operate. Review of the record indicates whether deficiencies are developing in the equipment, in particular the wire rope, E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 200 (Wednesday, October 17, 2007)]
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[FR Doc No: E7-20463]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request for Submission of 
Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas; Comment Request

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, DOL.

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 pre-clearance 
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

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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 and Training 
Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension 
of the collection of data contained in the procedures to petition for 
classification as a Labor Surplus Area (LSA) under exceptional 
circumstances criteria. A copy of the proposed information collection 
request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in 
the addressee section of this notice or at this Web site: http://
www.doleta.gov/OMBCN/OMBControlNumber.cfm.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee section below on or before December 17, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Anthony D. Dais, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment 
and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room S-4231, 
Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693-2784 (This is not a toll-
free number); fax (202) 693-3015; or e-mail [dais.anthony@dol.gov].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Under Executive Orders 12073 and 10582, and 20 CFR parts 651 and 
654, The Secretary of Labor is required to classify LSAs and 
disseminate this information for the use of all Federal Agencies. This 
information is used by Federal agencies for various purposes including 
procurement decisions, food stamp waiver decisions, certain small 
business loan decisions, as well as other purposes determined by the 
agencies. The LSA list is issued annually, effective October 1 of each 
year, utilizing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Areas meeting 
the criteria are classified as LSAs.
    Department regulations specify that the Department can add other 
areas to the annual LSA listing under the exceptional circumstance 
criteria. Such additions are based upon information contained in 
petitions submitted by the State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) to the ETA's 
national office. These petitions contain specific economic information 
about an area in order to provide ample justification for adding the 
area to the LSA listing under the exceptional circumstances criteria. 
An area is eligible for classification as a LSA if it meets all of the 
criteria, and if the exceptional circumstance event is not temporary or 
seasonal. This data collection pertains only to data submitted 
voluntary by states exceptional circumstances petitions.
    Most of the information contained the SWA LSA petitions is already 
available from other sources, e.g., internal reports, statistical 
programs, newspaper clippings, etc. The petitions are not intended to 
provide new (unduplicated) information but serve to bring various types 
of information together in a single document in order that a LSA 
classification determination can be made. The only information which 
SWAs may have to develop for use in the petition is the 12-month 
projections of the area's labor force and unemployment. No periodic 
reporting is required.

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

    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. There 
is no reduction in burden based on an experience rate of the approved 
data collection period: The ETA has not received a petition since 2003.
    Agency: Employment and Training Administration
    Title: Procedures for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas Exceptional 
Circumstances Reporting.
    OMB Number: 1205-0207.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Total Respondents: 1.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): 0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): 0.
    Comments submitted in response to this comment request 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: October 11, 2007.
Gay M. Gilbert,
Administrator, Office of Workforce Investment Employment & Training 
Administration.
 [FR Doc. E7-20463 Filed 10-16-07; 8:45 am]
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