Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Charter Renewal, 75133-75134 [E8-29193]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 10, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES December 4, 2008. The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of the following public information collection requests (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 each 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: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 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 • 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: Bureau of Labor Statistics. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:49 Dec 09, 2008 Jkt 217001 Type of Review: Extension without change of an existing OMB Control Number. Title of Collection: Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program. OMB Control Number: 1220–0017. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 52. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 142,538. Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: $0. Description: The Manual provides the theoretical basis and essential technical instructions and guidance which States require to prepare State and area labor force estimates, while the reports ensure and/or measure the timeliness, quality, consistency, and adherence to Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program directives and research. For additional information, see related notice published at 73 FR 51532 on September 3, 2008. 75133 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Charter Renewal In accordance with section 512(a)(1) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and its implementing regulations issued by the General Services Administration (GSA), the charter for the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans is renewed. The Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans shall advise the Secretary of Labor on technical aspects of the provisions of ERISA and shall provide reports and/or recommendations by November 14 of each year on its findings to the Secretary of Labor. The Council shall be Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. composed of fifteen members appointed by the Secretary. Not more than eight Type of Review: Extension without members of the Council shall be of the change of an existing OMB Control Number. same political party. Three of the members shall be representatives of Title of Collection: Mass Layoff employee organizations (at least one of Statistics Program. whom shall be a representative of any OMB Control Number: 1220–0090. organization members of which are Affected Public: Not-for-profit participants in a multiemployer plan); institutions; businesses or other forthree of the members shall be profits; State, Local, and Tribal representatives of employers (at least Governments. one of whom shall be a representative Total Estimated Number of of employers maintaining or Respondents: 14,053. contributing to multiemployer plans); Total Estimated Annual Burden three members shall be representatives Hours: 67,213. appointed from the general public (one Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: of whom shall be a person representing $0. those receiving benefits from a pension Description: The information plan); and there shall be one collected and compiled in the Mass representative each from the fields of Layoff Statistics (MLS) program is used insurance, corporate trust, actuarial to satisfy the legislatively required counseling, investment counseling, reporting mandated by Clause (iii) of investment management, and Section 309(2)(15)(a)(1)(A) of the accounting. Workforce Investment Act which states The Advisory Council will report to that the Secretary of Labor shall oversee the Secretary of Labor. It will function the development, maintenance, and solely as an advisory body and in continuous improvements of the compliance with the provisions of the incidence of, industrial and geographical location of, and number of Federal Advisory Committee Act, and workers displaced by, permanent layoffs its charter will be filed under the Act. For further information, contact Larry I. and plant closings. For additional information, see related notice Good, Executive Secretary, Advisory published at 73 FR 51317 on September Council on Employee Welfare and 2, 2008. Pension Benefit Plans, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, Darrin A. King, NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone Departmental Clearance Officer. (202) 693–8668. [FR Doc. E8–29232 Filed 12–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 75134 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 10, 2008 / Notices Signed at Washington, DC, this 4th day of December 2008. Bradford P. Campbell, Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. E8–29193 Filed 12–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2273) the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance for workers (TA–W) number and alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) by (TA–W) number issued during the period of November 17 through November 21, 2008. In order for an affirmative determination to be made for workers of a primary firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(a) of the Act must be met. I. Section (a)(2)(A) all of the following must be satisfied: A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers’ firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; B. The sales or production, or both, of such firm or subdivision have decreased absolutely; and C. Increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles produced by such firm or subdivision have contributed importantly to such workers’ separation or threat of separation and to the decline in sales or production of such firm or subdivision; or II. Section (a)(2)(B) both of the following must be satisfied: A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers’ firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; B. There has been a shift in production by such workers’ firm or subdivision to a foreign country of articles like or directly competitive with articles which are produced by such firm or subdivision; and VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:49 Dec 09, 2008 Jkt 217001 C. One of the following must be satisfied: 1. The country to which the workers’ firm has shifted production of the articles is a party to a free trade agreement with the United States; 2. The country to which the workers’ firm has shifted production of the articles to a beneficiary country under the Andean Trade Preference Act, African Growth and Opportunity Act, or the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act; or 3. There has been or is likely to be an increase in imports of articles that are like or directly competitive with articles which are or were produced by such firm or subdivision. Also, in order for an affirmative determination to be made for secondarily affected workers of a firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(b) of the Act must be met. (1) Significant number or proportion of the workers in the workers’ firm or an appropriate subdivision of the firm have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; (2) The workers’ firm (or subdivision) is a supplier or downstream producer to a firm (or subdivision) that employed a group of workers who received a certification of eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance benefits and such supply or production is related to the article that was the basis for such certification; and (3) Either— (A) The workers’ firm is a supplier and the component parts it supplied for the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) accounted for at least 20 percent of the production or sales of the workers’ firm; or (B) A loss of business by the workers’ firm with the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) contributed importantly to the workers’ separation or threat of separation. In order for the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) for older workers, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act must be met. 1. Whether a significant number of workers in the workers’ firm are 50 years of age or older. 2. Whether the workers in the workers’ firm possess skills that are not easily transferable. PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3. The competitive conditions within the workers’ industry (i.e., conditions within the industry are adverse). Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance The following certifications have been issued. The date following the company name and location of each determination references the impact date for all workers of such determination. The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W–64,224; Ryder Integrated Logistics, Inc., Division of Ryder Systems, Moraine, OH: October 10, 2007 The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(B) (shift in production) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W–64,251; Sperian Fall Protection, Fall Protection Division, Franklin, PA: October 6, 2007 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) of the Trade Act have been met. None. 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) of the Trade Act have been met. None. Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance The following certifications have been issued. The date following the company name and location of each determination references the impact date for all workers of such determination. The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W–64,341; Affinia Brake Parts, Inc., Division of Affinia, Inc, Litchfield, IL: August 25, 2008 TA–W–64,402; Major Custom Cable, A Subsidiary of RHC Holding, Inc., Jackson, MO: November 7, 2007 TA–W–63,893; Ingersoll-Rand, Ives Division, New Haven, CT: August 18, 2007 TA–W–64,014; Delphi Corporation, Powertrain Division, Customer E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 238 (Wednesday, December 10, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75133-75134]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-29193]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employee Benefits Security Administration


Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; 
Notice of Charter Renewal

    In accordance with section 512(a)(1) of the Employee Retirement 
Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the provisions of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act and its implementing regulations issued by the 
General Services Administration (GSA), the charter for the Advisory 
Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans is renewed.
    The Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans 
shall advise the Secretary of Labor on technical aspects of the 
provisions of ERISA and shall provide reports and/or recommendations by 
November 14 of each year on its findings to the Secretary of Labor. The 
Council shall be composed of fifteen members appointed by the 
Secretary. Not more than eight members of the Council shall be of the 
same political party. Three of the members shall be representatives of 
employee organizations (at least one of whom shall be a representative 
of any organization members of which are participants in a 
multiemployer plan); three of the members shall be representatives of 
employers (at least one of whom shall be a representative of employers 
maintaining or contributing to multiemployer plans); three members 
shall be representatives appointed from the general public (one of whom 
shall be a person representing those receiving benefits from a pension 
plan); and there shall be one representative each from the fields of 
insurance, corporate trust, actuarial counseling, investment 
counseling, investment management, and accounting.
    The Advisory Council will report to the Secretary of Labor. It will 
function solely as an advisory body and in compliance with the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and its charter will 
be filed under the Act. For further information, contact Larry I. Good, 
Executive Secretary, Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension 
Benefit Plans, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693-8668.


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    Signed at Washington, DC, this 4th day of December 2008.
Bradford P. Campbell,
Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-29193 Filed 12-9-08; 8:45 am]
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