Proposed Collection, Comment Request, 62325-62326 [E8-24730]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 203 / Monday, October 20, 2008 / Notices A significant number of workers at the firm are age 50 or over and possess skills that are not easily transferable. Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse. Conclusion After careful review of the additional facts obtained on reconsideration, I determine that increased reliance on imports of residential lighting fixtures, produced by Sea Gull Lighting Products, LLC, Riverside, New Jersey contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of workers and to the decline in sales or production at that firm or subdivision. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: ’’All workers of Sea Gull Lighting Products LLC, Riverside, New Jersey, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after April 3, 2007, through two years from the date of this certification, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.’’ Signed in Washington, DC this 6th day of October 2008. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–24862 Filed 10–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment & Training Administration [SGA/DFA–PY–08–02] Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA); Community-Based Job Training Grants Employment and Training Administration (ETA, Labor). ACTION: Notice: Amendment to SGA/ DFA-PY–08–02. Conference has been changed from Friday, October 24, 2008 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time to Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chari Magruder, Grant Officer, Division of Federal Assistance, at (202) 693– 3313. DATES: Effective Date: This notice is effective October 20, 2008. Signed at Washington, DC this 10th day of October, 2008. Chari A. Magruder, Grant Officer. [FR Doc. E8–24867 Filed 10–17–08; 8:45 am] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 Oct 17, 2008 Jkt 217001 27, 2010. Consequently, further investigation in this case would serve no purpose, and the investigation has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th day of October, 2008. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–24866 Filed 10–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics BILLING CODE 4510–30–P Proposed Collection, Comment Request DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ACTION: Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–63,874] Northern Technologies, Spokane Valley, WA; Notice of Termination of Investigation In accordance with Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on August 14, 2008 in response to a petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers of Northern Technologies, Inc., Spokane Valley, Washington. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed in Washington, DC, this 8th day of October 2008. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–24864 Filed 10–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register on October 10, 2008, announcing the availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications (SGA) for Community-Based Job Training Grants to be awarded through a competitive process. This notice is the first amendment to the SGA and it amends the date for the Virtual Prospective Applicant conference that will be posted on ETA’s Web site at https:// www.doleta.gov/business/CommunityBasedJob TrainingGrants.cfm. Supplemental Information Correction: The Virtual Prospective Applicant 62325 Employment and Training Administration Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the Addresses section below on or before December 19, 2008. Premier Manufacturing Support Services, Shreveport, LA; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on September 18, 2008 in response to a petition filed by the State Workforce Office on behalf of workers of Premier Manufacturing Support Services, Shreveport, Louisiana. The petitioning group of workers is covered by an active certification, (TA– W–63,793) which expires on September Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the ‘‘Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.’’ 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: [TA–W–64,138] PO 00000 Notice. Send comments to Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20212, telephone number 202–691–7628. (This is not a toll free number.) ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, telephone number 202–691–7628. (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 62326 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 203 / Monday, October 20, 2008 / Notices I. Background The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) collects data on job vacancies, labor hires, and labor separations. As the monthly JOLTS time series grow longer, their value in assessing the business cycle, the difficulty that employers have in hiring workers, and the extent of the mismatch between the unused supply of available workers and the unmet demand for labor by employers will increase. The study of the complex relationship between job openings and unemployment is of particular interest to researchers. While these two measures are expected to move in opposite directions over the course of the business cycle, their relative levels and movements depend on the efficiency of the labor market in matching workers and jobs. Along with the job openings rate, trends in hires and separations may broadly identify which aggregate industries face the tightest labor markets. Quits rates, the number of persons who quit during an entire month as a percentage of total employment, may provide clues about workers’ views of the labor market or their success in finding better jobs. In addition, businesses will be able to compare their own turnover rates to the national, regional, and major industry division rates. The BLS uses the JOLTS form to gather employment, job openings, hires, and total separations from business establishments. The information is collected once a month at the BLS Data Collection Center (DCC) in Atlanta, Georgia. The information is collected using Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI), Touch-tone Data Entry (TDE), FAX, and e-mail. An establishment is in the sample for 24 consecutive months. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the JOLTS. The BLS is requesting an extension to the existing clearance for the JOLTS. There are no major changes being made to the forms, procedures, data collection methodology, or other aspects of the survey. 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 Total respondents Affected public 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. • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, 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. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. OMB Number: 1220–0170. Affected Public: Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal governments; Businesses or other for-profit; Not-forprofit institutions; Small businesses and organizations. Total responses Frequency Average time per response Estimated total burden Private ........................................................... State, Local, & Tribal Gov’t .......................... Federal Gov’t ................................................ 9,265 1,422 401 Monthly ..................... Monthly ..................... Monthly ..................... 111,180 17,064 4,812 10 min. ...................... 10 min. ...................... 10 min. ...................... 18,530 2,844 802 Totals ..................................................... 11,088 Monthly ..................... 133,056 10 min. ...................... 22,176 Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. 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 also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 10th day of October 2008. Cathy Kazanowski, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. E8–24730 Filed 10–17–08; 8:45 am] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4510–24–P 2008, Volume 73, Number 184 on page 54623, in section marked DATES, to read: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics ACTION: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before November 22, 2008. DATES: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Cognitive and Psychological Research Notice; correction. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics published a notice in the Federal Register. Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Action: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Cognitive and Psychological Research. The Department is issuing a correction of the comment date, as this should have been published as a 60-day notice. Signed at Washington, DC, this 10th day of October 2008. Cathy Kazanowski, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. E8–24729 Filed 10–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P Correction This is to correct the comment date in the Federal Register of September 22, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 Oct 17, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 203 (Monday, October 20, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62325-62326]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-24730]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Proposed Collection, Comment Request

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. The 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the 
proposed extension of the ``Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.'' 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 below on or before December 19, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, 
Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20212, telephone number 
202-691-7628. (This is not a toll free number.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, 
telephone number 202-691-7628. (See ADDRESSES section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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I. Background

    The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) collects data on 
job vacancies, labor hires, and labor separations. As the monthly JOLTS 
time series grow longer, their value in assessing the business cycle, 
the difficulty that employers have in hiring workers, and the extent of 
the mismatch between the unused supply of available workers and the 
unmet demand for labor by employers will increase. The study of the 
complex relationship between job openings and unemployment is of 
particular interest to researchers. While these two measures are 
expected to move in opposite directions over the course of the business 
cycle, their relative levels and movements depend on the efficiency of 
the labor market in matching workers and jobs.
    Along with the job openings rate, trends in hires and separations 
may broadly identify which aggregate industries face the tightest labor 
markets. Quits rates, the number of persons who quit during an entire 
month as a percentage of total employment, may provide clues about 
workers' views of the labor market or their success in finding better 
jobs. In addition, businesses will be able to compare their own 
turnover rates to the national, regional, and major industry division 
rates.
    The BLS uses the JOLTS form to gather employment, job openings, 
hires, and total separations from business establishments. The 
information is collected once a month at the BLS Data Collection Center 
(DCC) in Atlanta, Georgia. The information is collected using Computer 
Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI), Touch-tone Data Entry (TDE), 
FAX, and e-mail. An establishment is in the sample for 24 consecutive 
months.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
JOLTS. The BLS is requesting an extension to the existing clearance for 
the JOLTS. There are no major changes being made to the forms, 
procedures, data collection methodology, or other aspects of the 
survey.

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, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used.
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, 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.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.
    OMB Number: 1220-0170.
    Affected Public: Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal 
governments; Businesses or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; Small businesses and organizations.

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                                    Total                             Total        Average time      Estimated
       Affected public           respondents       Frequency        responses      per response    total burden
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Private......................           9,265  Monthly.........         111,180  10 min.........          18,530
State, Local, & Tribal Gov't.           1,422  Monthly.........          17,064  10 min.........           2,844
Federal Gov't................             401  Monthly.........           4,812  10 min.........             802
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    Totals...................          11,088  Monthly.........         133,056  10 min.........          22,176
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    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.
    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 also will become a 
matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 10th day of October 2008.
Cathy Kazanowski,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 [FR Doc. E8-24730 Filed 10-17-08; 8:45 am]
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