Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Opportunities in the Workforce System Initiative; Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) SGA/DFA PY 07-03, Amendment Number 1, 7607-7608 [E8-2336]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 27 / Friday, February 8, 2008 / Notices ‘‘the court is only authorized to review the decree itself,’’ and not to ‘‘effectively redraft the complaint’’ to inquire into other matters that the United States did not pursue. Id. at 1459–60. As this court recently confirmed in SBC Communications, courts ‘‘cannot look beyond the complaint in making the public interest detennination unless the complaint is drafted so narrowly as to make a mockery of judicial power.’’ SBC Commc’ns, 489 F. Supp. 2d at 15. In its 2004 amendments, Congress made dear its intent to preserve the practical benefits of utilizing consent decrees in antitrust enforcement, adding the unambiguous instruction that ‘‘[n]othing in this section shall be construed to require the court to conduct an evidentiary hearing or to require the court to permit anyone to intervene.’’ 15 U.S.C. 16(e)(2). The language wrote into the statute what Congress intended when it enacted the Tunney Act in 1974, as Senator Tunney explained: ‘‘[t]he court is nowhere compelled to go to trial or to engage in extended proceedings which might have the effect of vitiating the benefits of prompt and less costly settlement through the consent decree process.’’ 119 Cong. Rec. 24,598 (1973) (statement of Senator Tunney). Rather, the procedure for the public interest determination is left to the discretion of the court, with the recognition that the court’s ‘‘scope of review remains sharply proscribed by precedent and the nature of Tunney Act proceedings.’’ SBC Commc’ns, 489 F. Supp. 2d at 11.4 VIII. Determinative Documents There are no determinative materials or documents within the meaning of the APPA that were considered by the United States in formulating the proposed Final Judgment. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Dated: January 24, 2008. Respectfully submitted, llll/s/llll Damon J. Kalt Sanford M. Adler 4 See United States v. Enova Corp., 107 F. Supp. 2d 10, 17 (D.D.C. 2000) (noting that the ‘‘Tunney Act expressly allows the court to make its public interest determination on the basis of the competitive impact statement and response to comments alone’’); S. Rep. No. 93–298, 93d Cong., 1st Sess., at 6 (1973) (‘‘Where the public interest can be meaningfully evaluated simply on the basis of briefs and oral arguments, that is the approach that should be utilized.’’); United States v. Mid-Am. Dairymen, Inc., 1977–1 Trade Cas. (CCH) ¶ 61,508, at 71,980 (W.D. Mo. 1977) (‘‘Absent a showing of corrupt failure of the government to discharge its duty, the Court, in making its public interest finding, should * * * carefully consider the explanations of the government in the competitive impact statement and its responses to comments in order to determine whether those explanations are reasonable under the circumstances.’’). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:11 Feb 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 John C. Filippini (D.C. Bar # 165159) Danielle M. Ganzi Attorneys, United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Networks and Technology Enforcement Section, 600 E Street, NW., Suite 9500, Washington, DC 20530, (202) 307–6200. [FR Doc. 08–532 Filed 2–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request February 5, 2008 The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of the following public information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35). A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation; including among other things a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain or by contacting Darrin King on 202–693–4129 (this is not a toll-free number) / e-mail: king.darrin@dol.gov. Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Bridget Dooling, OMB Desk Officer for the Employment Standards Administration (ESA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202–395–7316 / Fax: 202–395–6974 (these are not toll-free numbers), E-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register. In order to ensure the appropriate consideration, comments should reference the OMB Control Number (see below). The OMB 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 PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7607 • 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 submission of responses. Agency: Employment Standards Administration Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection Title: Pre-Hearing Statement OMB Control Number: 1215–0085 Form Number: LS–18 Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,400 Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 918 Total Estimated Cost Burden: $2,376 Affected Public: Individuals or households Description: The Form LS–18 is used to refer cases to the Department’s Office of Administrative Law Judges for formal hearing under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act [33 U.S. C. 901]. Darrin A. King, Acting Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–2368 Filed 2–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CF–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Opportunities in the Workforce System Initiative; Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) SGA/DFA PY 07–03, Amendment Number 1 Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Amendment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register of January 15, 2008, announcing the availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Opportunities in the Workforce System Initiative. This amendment will make changes to the January 15 document by clarifying and correcting this Solicitation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marsha Daniels, Grants Management Specialist, Telephone (202) 693–3504. Amendment In the Federal Register of January 15, 2008, in FR Volume 73, Number 10, the E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 7608 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 27 / Friday, February 8, 2008 / Notices solicitation is hereby amended with the following: 1. This amendment is to clarify the type of Workforce Investment Board that is an Eligible Applicant for this Solicitation. Where an individual Workforce Investment Board is cited in the Solicitation it will be defined as a State or Local Workforce Investment Board. 2. On page 2533, Part I.C. Use of Funds/Allowable Activities, remove the following text: Activities funded under this Solicitation must be focused on developing skills and competencies related to fields identified in the Attachment. Replace with the following text: Activities funded under this Solicitation must be focused on developing skills and competencies related to the H–1B industries and occupations identified in the Attachment and further limited by the list of NSF-defined STEM fields on page 2531, center column. 3. On page 2542, the Attachment: H– 1B Industry Sectors and Occupations, add the following text under the header: For the purposes of this Solicitation, this list is further limited by the NSFdefined STEM fields on page 2531. 4. A virtual Prospective Applicant Conference was held via webinar for this grant competition on January 25, 2008. A recorded version can be viewed at: http://www.workforce3one.org/ view.cfm?id=4776&info=1 Signed at Washington, DC, this 4th day of February 2008. Eric Luetkenhaus, Grant Officer, Employment & Training Administration. [FR Doc. E8–2336 Filed 2–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice. 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 data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:11 Feb 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the ‘‘Report on Current Employment Statistics.’’ A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before April 8, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20212, 202–691–7628. (This is not a toll free number.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, 202–691–7628. (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Current Employment Statistics (CES) program provides current monthly statistics on employment, hours, and earnings, by industry and geography. CES estimates are among the most visible and widely-used Principal Federal Economic Indicators (PFEIs). CES data also are among the timeliest of the PFEIs, with their release each month by the BLS in the Employment Situation, typically on the first Friday of each month. The statistics are fundamental inputs in economic decision processes at all levels of government, private enterprise, and organized labor. The CES monthly estimates of employment, hours, and earnings are based on a sample of U.S. nonagricultural establishments. Information is derived from approximately 260,000 reports (representing about 150,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) accounts and 390,000 individual worksites), as of January 2008. Each month, firms report their employment, payroll, and hours on forms identified as the BLS–790. The sample is collected under a probability based design. Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands collect an additional 4,800 reports using a quota sample. A list of all form types currently used is listed below in the Desired Focus of Comments section of this notice. Respondents receive variations of the basic collection forms, depending on PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 their industry. The BLS is requesting approval through February 29, 2011. The CES program is a voluntary program under Federal statute (29 U.S.C. 2). Reporting to the State agencies is voluntary in all but four States (Oregon, Washington, North Carolina, South Carolina), Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. To our knowledge, the States that do have mandatory reporting rarely exercise their authority. The collection form’s confidentiality statement cites the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 and mentions the State mandatory reporting authority. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the Report on Current Employment Statistics. Automated data collection methods are now used for most of the CES sample. Approximately 115,000 reports are received through Electronic Data Interchange and 56,100 reports are collected using Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing, as of January 2008. Touchtone Data Entry is the third largest mode, accounting for 37,100 reports. In comparison, only 4,300 reports are collected by mail. Fax also is a significant collection mode, as 16,200 reports are collected via this method. Web collection is rapidly increasing in importance as approximately 14,200 reports were collected as of January 2008. The balance of the sample is collected through other automated methods, including submission of tapes, diskettes, and e-mail. The BLS has decided to significantly increase the use of Web for CES data collection. Web when compared to Touchtone Data Entry has higher response rates. The BLS also has decided to stop research on fax optical character recognition collection due to cost and technical considerations. Instead, firms are offered the opportunity to submit an Excel file in a standard format through the BLS Web site. III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in comments that: • 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, E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) 
Opportunities in the Workforce System Initiative; Solicitation for 
Grant Applications (SGA) SGA/DFA PY 07-03, Amendment Number 1

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor.

ACTION: Amendment.

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SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration published a 
document in the Federal Register of January 15, 2008, announcing the 
availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications for the 
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Opportunities 
in the Workforce System Initiative. This amendment will make changes to 
the January 15 document by clarifying and correcting this Solicitation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marsha Daniels, Grants Management 
Specialist, Telephone (202) 693-3504.

Amendment

    In the Federal Register of January 15, 2008, in FR Volume 73, 
Number 10, the

[[Page 7608]]

solicitation is hereby amended with the following:
    1. This amendment is to clarify the type of Workforce Investment 
Board that is an Eligible Applicant for this Solicitation. Where an 
individual Workforce Investment Board is cited in the Solicitation it 
will be defined as a State or Local Workforce Investment Board.
    2. On page 2533, Part I.C. Use of Funds/Allowable Activities, 
remove the following text: Activities funded under this Solicitation 
must be focused on developing skills and competencies related to fields 
identified in the Attachment.
    Replace with the following text: Activities funded under this 
Solicitation must be focused on developing skills and competencies 
related to the H-1B industries and occupations identified in the 
Attachment and further limited by the list of NSF-defined STEM fields 
on page 2531, center column.
    3. On page 2542, the Attachment: H-1B Industry Sectors and 
Occupations, add the following text under the header: For the purposes 
of this Solicitation, this list is further limited by the NSF-defined 
STEM fields on page 2531.
    4. A virtual Prospective Applicant Conference was held via webinar 
for this grant competition on January 25, 2008. A recorded version can 
be viewed at: http://www.workforce3one.org/view.cfm?id=4776&info=1

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 4th day of February 2008.
Eric Luetkenhaus,
Grant Officer, Employment & Training Administration.
 [FR Doc. E8-2336 Filed 2-7-08; 8:45 am]
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