Notice of Renewal of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) Charter, 3102 [E9-842]

Download as PDF 3102 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 11 / Friday, January 16, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Renewal of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) Charter AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Renewal of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) Charter. Notice is hereby given of the renewal of a national advisory committee on apprenticeship that is necessary and in the public interest. Accordingly, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Employment and Training Administration has renewed the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship Charter for two years and has made changes to the terms of members. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background Summary of Revisions mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Signed at Washington, DC, this twelfth day of January, 2009. Brent R. Orrell, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. E9–842 Filed 1–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FR–P The Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) is an advisory group to the Secretary of Labor, whose objective is to make recommendations on how to strengthen the Registered Apprenticeship system. The Charter is required to be renewed every two years; the current Charter expires February 20, 2009. The committee’s recommendations and accomplishments have and continue to help ETA and the Secretary to transform and expand the apprenticeship model. The current Charter is being renewed with changes to the terms of members. The Charter is amended to better clarify the Secretary’s authority to reappoint Committee members prior to the expiration of their terms. We have added introductory language to state that ‘‘to the extent practicable, members shall be appointed according to the terms of this section. However, all Committee members shall serve at the pleasure of the Secretary and members may be appointed, reappointed, and/or replaced, and their terms may be extended, changed, or terminated as the Secretary sees fit.’’ In addition, the 2007 Charter states that ‘‘ * * * the expiration date of the 2-year terms shall coincide with the termination of the Charter, and the 1year terms shall expire one month prior to the termination of the Charter.’’ For clarity in the language, and appropriate termination of membership terms, this section was revised to read: ‘‘* * * When the Charter is renewed prior to its VerDate Nov<24>2008 expiration date, the terms will continue for the period specified in the invitation unless either the term or the Charter is terminated by the Secretary. When the Charter is not renewed prior to its expiration date, the terms offered under that Charter shall expire upon termination of the Charter.’’ Finally, we have made a few grammatical corrections to this section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John V. Ladd, Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–5311, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693–2796, (this is not a toll-free number). 19:02 Jan 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: 09–006] Notice of Information Collection Under OMB Review AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection under OMB review. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: All comments should be submitted within 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Jasmeet Seehra, Desk Officer for NASA; Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs; Room 10236; New Executive Office Building; Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Dr. Walter Kit, NASA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., JB0000, Washington, PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DC 20546, (202) 358–1350, Walter.Kit1@nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract NASA needs to collect racial and ethnic data information from on-line job applicants to determine if NASA’s recruitment efforts are reaching all segments of the country, as required by Federal law. II. Method of Collection NASA will utilize a Web-based application form with instructions and other application materials also on-line. All data will be collected via this Webbased application (separate under graduate and graduate forms) and unless the user chooses to download the application form and other application materials and mail them in. NASA will utilize an on-line job application system to collect information. There is no other information technology application available to reduce applicant burden. III. Data Title: NASA Voluntary On-Line Job Applicant Racial and Ethnic Data Collection OMB Number: 2700–XXXX. Type of review: New Collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 40,000. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Time per Response: 0.083 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3334 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0.00. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NASA, including whether the information collected has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice of Renewal of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship 
(ACA) Charter

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Renewal of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) 
Charter.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the renewal of a national advisory 
committee on apprenticeship that is necessary and in the public 
interest. Accordingly, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Employment and 
Training Administration has renewed the Advisory Committee on 
Apprenticeship Charter for two years and has made changes to the terms 
of members.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) is an advisory group 
to the Secretary of Labor, whose objective is to make recommendations 
on how to strengthen the Registered Apprenticeship system. The Charter 
is required to be renewed every two years; the current Charter expires 
February 20, 2009. The committee's recommendations and accomplishments 
have and continue to help ETA and the Secretary to transform and expand 
the apprenticeship model. The current Charter is being renewed with 
changes to the terms of members.

Summary of Revisions

    The Charter is amended to better clarify the Secretary's authority 
to reappoint Committee members prior to the expiration of their terms. 
We have added introductory language to state that ``to the extent 
practicable, members shall be appointed according to the terms of this 
section. However, all Committee members shall serve at the pleasure of 
the Secretary and members may be appointed, reappointed, and/or 
replaced, and their terms may be extended, changed, or terminated as 
the Secretary sees fit.''
    In addition, the 2007 Charter states that `` * * * the expiration 
date of the 2-year terms shall coincide with the termination of the 
Charter, and the 1-year terms shall expire one month prior to the 
termination of the Charter.'' For clarity in the language, and 
appropriate termination of membership terms, this section was revised 
to read: ``* * * When the Charter is renewed prior to its expiration 
date, the terms will continue for the period specified in the 
invitation unless either the term or the Charter is terminated by the 
Secretary. When the Charter is not renewed prior to its expiration 
date, the terms offered under that Charter shall expire upon 
termination of the Charter.'' Finally, we have made a few grammatical 
corrections to this section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John V. Ladd, Administrator, 
Office of Apprenticeship, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Room N-5311, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693-2796, (this is not a toll-
free number).

    Signed at Washington, DC, this twelfth day of January, 2009.
Brent R. Orrell,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Administration.
 [FR Doc. E9-842 Filed 1-15-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-FR-P