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Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 25032 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 6, 2008 / Notices States sought the recovery of response costs incurred by the United States in connection with actual and threatened releases of hazardous substances at and from the former Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant—Toledo (‘‘Facility’’), a facility located in Toledo, Ohio that was formerly owned by the United States and that was and continues to be operated by Teledyne. The consent decree resolves claims of the United States against Teledyne and TDY Industries, Inc. (a predecessor for whom Teledyne has assumed liability) pursuant to sections 106 and 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607(a), for the recovery of Navy response costs and the work to be performed under the consent decree at the Facility. The consent decree requires Teledyne to pay the United States $525,000 for past response costs incurred by the Navy in connection with the Site. Under the consent decree, Teledyne is also obligated to perform further response actions necessary to achieve regulatory closure by obtaining an Ohio Covenant Not To Sue for the Facility by the State of Ohio pursuant to Chapter 3746 of the Ohio Revised Code, and implementing regulation, otherwise known as the Ohio Voluntary Action Program (‘‘VAP’’), or Brownfield Program, in the event that the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, the current owner of the Facility, does not achieve regulatory closure by obtaining an Ohio Covenant Not to Sue using a Federal grant, pursuant to the authority of FY 2006 Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 109–148), administered by the Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment. The Department of Justice will receive, for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication, comments relating to the consent decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and either emailed to pubcomment-ees@usdoj.gov or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to United States v. Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, D.J. Ref. 90–11–2–08320. The consent decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, Four Seagate, Suite 308, Toledo, Ohio 43604. During the public comment period, the consent decree may also be examined on the following Justice Department Web site, https:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the consent decree may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:11 May 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611 or by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood (tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514–0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514–1547. In requesting a copy from the Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $14.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury or, if by e-mail or fax, forward a check in that amount to the Consent Decree Library at the stated address. William D. Brighton, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. E8–9893 Filed 5–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements 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 financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements, Supply and Service. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before July 7, 2008. ADDRESSES: Ms. Hazel M. Bell, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0418, fax (202) 693–1451, e-mail PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 bell.hazel@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is responsible for the administration of three equal opportunity programs prohibiting employment discrimination and requiring affirmative action. The OFCCP administers Executive Order 11246, as amended; section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (VEVRAA), 38 U.S.C. 4212. The regulations implementing the Executive Order program are found at 41 CFR parts 60–1, 60–2, 60–3, 60–4, 60–20, 60– 30, 60–40, and 60–50. The regulations implementing section 503 are published at 41 CFR part 60–741. The regulations implementing VEVRAA are found at 41 CFR part 60–250. These regulations require contractors to develop and maintain Affirmative Action Programs (AAP). OFCCP reviews these AAPs through its compliance evaluation process. The Supply and Service Scheduling Letter provides the contractor notice of its selection for a compliance evaluation and requests the submission of its Affirmative Action Programs and supporting documentation. OFCCP published a Final Rule on August 8, 2007, with an effective date of September 7, 2007, that adopts new regulations implementing the Jobs for Veterans Act amendments to the affirmative action provisions of VEVRAA. The new regulations are codified in a new 41 CFR part 60–300. In addition, OFCCP published a Final Rule on June 22, 2005, with a July 22, 2005, effective date, revising the regulations implementing section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, to authorize the use of the compliance evaluation approach to determine a contractor’s compliance with section 503. Neither Final Rule made any changes in burden hours associated with the Scheduling Letter. This information collection is currently approved for use through November 30, 2008. 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 E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 6, 2008 / Notices 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: OFCCP seeks a three-year extension on the approval of the Supply and Service Scheduling Letter in order to carry out its responsibility to ensure that contractors develop and maintain Affirmative Action Programs. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Title: OFCCP Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements, Supply and Service. OMB Number: 1215–0072. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, not-for-profit institutions. Total Respondents: 99,028. Total Annual Responses: 99,028. Estimated Average Time per Response: 101 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 10,045,984. Frequency: Annually. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $120,019. Comments submitted in response to this notice 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: May 1, 2008. Steve Andoseh, Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and Planning, Employment Standards Administration. [FR Doc. E8–9915 Filed 5–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CM–P rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:11 May 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 SUMMARY: NARA is giving public notice that the agency has submitted to OMB for approval the information collection described in this notice. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to OMB at the address below on or before June 5, 2008 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Desk Officer for NARA, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5167. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the proposed information collection and supporting statement should be directed to Tamee Fechhelm at telephone number 301–837–1694 or fax number 301–713–7409. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), NARA invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed information collections. NARA published a notice of proposed collection for this information collection on February 28, 2008 (73 FR 10825). No comments were received. NARA has submitted the described information collection to OMB for approval. In response to this notice, comments and suggestions should address one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NARA; (b) the accuracy of NARA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of information technology; and (e) whether small businesses are affected by this collection. In this notice, NARA is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection: Title: Presidential Library Facilities. OMB Number: 3095–0036. Agency Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Presidential library foundations or other entities proposing to transfer a Presidential library facility to NARA. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Time per Response: 31 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 31 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25033 Abstract: The information collection is required for NARA to meet its obligations under 44 U.S.C. 2112(a)(3) to submit a report to Congress before accepting a new Presidential library facility. The report contains information that can be furnished only by the foundation or other entity responsible for building the facility and establishing the library endowment. Dated: April 30, 2008. Martha Morphy, Assistant Archivist for Information Services. [FR Doc. E8–9944 Filed 5–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95–541) National Science Foundation. Notice of Permit Applications Received under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978, Public Law 95–541. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish notice of permit applications received to conduct activities regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. NSF has published regulations under the Antarctic Conservation Act at Title 45 Part 670 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This is the required notice of permit applications received. DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit written data, comments, or views with respect to this permit application by June 5, 2008. This application may be inspected by interested parties at the Permit Office, address below. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Permit Office, Room 755, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nadene G. Kennedy at the above address or (703) 292–7405. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Science Foundation, as directed by the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95–541), as amended by the Antarctic Science, Tourism and Conservation Act of 1996, has developed regulations for the establishment of a permit system for various activities in Antarctica and designation of certain animals and certain geographic areas a requiring special protection. The regulations establish such a permit system to E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 88 (Tuesday, May 6, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25032-25033]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-9915]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment Standards Administration


Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection 
Requirements

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 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 Standards Administration is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed collection: Office of Federal Contract 
Compliance Programs Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements, Supply 
and Service. A copy of the proposed information collection request can 
be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses 
section of this Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before July 7, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Ms. Hazel M. Bell, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Ave., NW., Room S-3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone 
(202) 693-0418, fax (202) 693-1451, e-mail bell.hazel@dol.gov. Please 
use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or e-
mail).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    I. Background: The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 
(OFCCP) is responsible for the administration of three equal 
opportunity programs prohibiting employment discrimination and 
requiring affirmative action. The OFCCP administers Executive Order 
11246, as amended; section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as 
amended; and the affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era 
Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (VEVRAA), 38 
U.S.C. 4212. The regulations implementing the Executive Order program 
are found at 41 CFR parts 60-1, 60-2, 60-3, 60-4, 60-20, 60-30, 60-40, 
and 60-50. The regulations implementing section 503 are published at 41 
CFR part 60-741. The regulations implementing VEVRAA are found at 41 
CFR part 60-250. These regulations require contractors to develop and 
maintain Affirmative Action Programs (AAP). OFCCP reviews these AAPs 
through its compliance evaluation process. The Supply and Service 
Scheduling Letter provides the contractor notice of its selection for a 
compliance evaluation and requests the submission of its Affirmative 
Action Programs and supporting documentation.
    OFCCP published a Final Rule on August 8, 2007, with an effective 
date of September 7, 2007, that adopts new regulations implementing the 
Jobs for Veterans Act amendments to the affirmative action provisions 
of VEVRAA. The new regulations are codified in a new 41 CFR part 60-
300.
    In addition, OFCCP published a Final Rule on June 22, 2005, with a 
July 22, 2005, effective date, revising the regulations implementing 
section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, to authorize 
the use of the compliance evaluation approach to determine a 
contractor's compliance with section 503. Neither Final Rule made any 
changes in burden hours associated with the Scheduling Letter. This 
information collection is currently approved for use through November 
30, 2008.
    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

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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: OFCCP seeks a three-year extension on the 
approval of the Supply and Service Scheduling Letter in order to carry 
out its responsibility to ensure that contractors develop and maintain 
Affirmative Action Programs.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Employment Standards Administration.
    Title: OFCCP Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements, Supply and 
Service.
    OMB Number: 1215-0072.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Total Respondents: 99,028.
    Total Annual Responses: 99,028.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 101 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 10,045,984.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $120,019.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice 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: May 1, 2008.
Steve Andoseh,
Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, 
Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration 
and Planning, Employment Standards Administration.
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