Announcement Regarding States Triggering “On” to the Second-Tier of Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08), 9637-9638 [E9-4627]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 42 / Thursday, March 5, 2009 / Notices States $550,000 and DTSC $5,000, in reimbursement of past response costs. Some or all of the settlement payments will be proceeds from the sale of the property owned by the defendant at the Site. 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 e-mailed to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to United States v. Valley-Proctor, LLC, D.J. Ref. 90–11–2–09232. The Consent Decree may be examined at U.S. EPA Region IX at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105. During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, to http://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 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 $10.25 (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. Henry Friedman, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. E9–4613 Filed 3–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Submission for OMB Emergency Review: Comment Request jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES February 27, 2009. The Department of Labor has submitted the following information collection request (ICR), utilizing emergency review procedures, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) and 5 CFR VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:49 Mar 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 1320.13. OMB approval has been requested by March 10, 2009. 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: 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 Department of Labor— EBSA, 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. Comments and questions about the ICR listed below should be received 5 days prior to the requested OMB approval date. 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 clarify 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. Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration. Title of Collection: Notice Requirements of the Health Care Continuation Coverage—American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Revision. OMB Control Number: 1210–0123. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 2.5 million. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 0. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9637 Total Net Estimated Annual Costs Burden (other than hourly costs): $16.1 million. Description: Section 3001 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides ‘‘Assistance Eligible Individuals’’ with the right to pay reduced COBRA premiums for up to 9 months. To be considered an ‘‘Assistance Eligible Individual’’ and receive premium reduction an individual must: (1) be eligible for, and elect, COBRA continuation coverage, (2) have experienced an involuntary termination of employment which led to the COBRA election opportunity, (3) have experienced the involuntary termination during the period beginning September 1, 2008, and ending December 31, 2009. Individuals who experienced an involuntary termination of employment at any time between September 1, 2008, and February 16, 2009, and were offered, but did not elect, COBRA coverage or who elected COBRA and subsequently dropped it may have the right to an additional 60-day election period. ARRA section 3001(a)(7)(D) requires the Secretary of Labor to consult with the Secretaries of Treasury and Health and Human Services to develop model notices no later than 30 days after the date of enactment for use by group health plan and other entities, that, pursuant to ARRA, must provide notices to affected individuals regarding the availability of premium reductions and the additional election period for health care continuation coverage. The ICR relates to the issuance of the model notices. Why are we requesting Emergency Processing? If the Department were to comply with standard PRA clearance procedures, it would not be able to publish the model notices within 30 days after the ARRA enactment date. Darrin A. King, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E9–4733 Filed 3–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Announcement Regarding States Triggering ‘‘On’’ to the Second-Tier of Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1 9638 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 42 / Thursday, March 5, 2009 / Notices SUMMARY: Announcement regarding states triggering ‘‘on’’ to the Second-Tier of Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08). Public Law 110–449 created a Second-Tier of benefits for qualified unemployed workers claiming benefits in high unemployment states. The Department of Labor produces a trigger notice indicating which states qualify for the Second-Tier of EUC08 benefits and provides the beginning and ending dates of the Second-Tier period for each qualifying state. The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the SecondTier of the EUC08 program can be found at: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/ claims_arch.asp. A new trigger notice is posted at this location each week that the program is in effect. Beginning February 15, 2009, the following states are in a high unemployment period, resulting in their triggering ‘‘on’’ to the Second-Tier of the EUC08 program: Montana and Vermont. Information for Claimants The duration of benefits payable in the EUC program, and the terms and conditions under which they are payable, are governed by Public Laws 110–252 and 110–449, and the operating instructions issued to the states by the U.S. Department of Labor. The State Workforce Agency in states beginning a high unemployment period, will furnish a written notice of potential entitlement to each individual who is potentially eligible for Second-Tier EUC08 benefits. Persons who believe they may be entitled to additional benefits under the EUC08 program or who wish to inquire about their rights under the program should contact their State Workforce Agency. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Gibbons, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce Security, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Frances Perkins Bldg., Room S– 4231, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693–3008 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail: gibbons.scott@dol.gov. Signed in Washington, DC, this 26th day of February 2009. Douglas F. Small, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. E9–4627 Filed 3–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:49 Mar 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 Employment and Training Administration Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Period for Nevada and Wisconsin Signed in Washington, DC, this 26th day of February 2009. Douglas F. Small, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. E9–4625 Filed 3–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces a change in benefit period eligibility under the EB program for Nevada and Wisconsin. The following change has occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the State’s EB status: • The 13-week insured unemployment rate (IUR) for Nevada and Wisconsin for the week ending February 07, 2009, rose above 5.0 percent and exceeded 120 percent of the corresponding average rate in the two prior years. Therefore, beginning the week of February 22, 2009, eligible unemployed workers will be able to collect up to an additional 13 weeks of UI benefits. Information for Claimants The duration of benefits payable in the EB program, and the terms and conditions on which they are payable, are governed by the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970, as amended, and the operating instructions issued to the states by the U.S. Department of Labor. In the case of a state beginning an EB period, the State Workforce Agency will furnish a written notice of potential entitlement to each individual who has exhausted all rights to regular benefits and is potentially eligible for EB (20 CFR 615.13(c)(1)). Persons who believe they may be entitled to EB or who wish to inquire about their rights under the program should contact their State Workforce Agency. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Gibbons, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce Security, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Frances Perkins Bldg., Room S– 4231, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693–3008 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail: gibbons.scott@dol.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Period for Pennsylvania AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces a change in benefit period eligibility under the EB program for Pennsylvania. The following change has occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the State’s EB status: • Pennsylvania’s 13-week insured unemployment rate (IUR) for the week ending January 31, 2009, rose to 5.04 percent and exceeds 120 percent of the corresponding average rate in the two prior years. Therefore, beginning the week of February 15, 2009, eligible unemployed workers will be able to collect up to an additional 13 weeks of UI benefits. Information for Claimants The duration of benefits payable in the EB program, and the terms and conditions on which they are payable, are governed by the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970, as amended, and the operating instructions issued to the states by the U.S. Department of Labor. In the case of a state beginning an EB period, the State Workforce Agency will furnish a written notice of potential entitlement to each individual who has exhausted all rights to regular benefits and is potentially eligible for EB (20 CFR 615.13(c)(1)). Persons who believe they may be entitled to EB or who wish to inquire about their rights under the program should contact their State Workforce Agency. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Gibbons, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce Security, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Frances Perkins Bldg., Room S– 4231, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693–3008 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail: gibbons.scott@dol.gov. E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 42 (Thursday, March 5, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9637-9638]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-4627]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Announcement Regarding States Triggering ``On'' to the Second-
Tier of Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08)

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Announcement regarding states triggering ``on'' to the Second-
Tier of Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08).
    Public Law 110-449 created a Second-Tier of benefits for qualified 
unemployed workers claiming benefits in high unemployment states. The 
Department of Labor produces a trigger notice indicating which states 
qualify for the Second-Tier of EUC08 benefits and provides the 
beginning and ending dates of the Second-Tier period for each 
qualifying state. The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the 
Second-Tier of the EUC08 program can be found at: http://
ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/claims_arch.asp. A new trigger notice is 
posted at this location each week that the program is in effect.
    Beginning February 15, 2009, the following states are in a high 
unemployment period, resulting in their triggering ``on'' to the 
Second-Tier of the EUC08 program: Montana and Vermont.

Information for Claimants

    The duration of benefits payable in the EUC program, and the terms 
and conditions under which they are payable, are governed by Public 
Laws 110-252 and 110-449, and the operating instructions issued to the 
states by the U.S. Department of Labor. The State Workforce Agency in 
states beginning a high unemployment period, will furnish a written 
notice of potential entitlement to each individual who is potentially 
eligible for Second-Tier EUC08 benefits.
    Persons who believe they may be entitled to additional benefits 
under the EUC08 program or who wish to inquire about their rights under 
the program should contact their State Workforce Agency.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Gibbons, U.S. Department of 
Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce 
Security, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Frances Perkins Bldg., Room S-
4231, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693-3008 (this is 
not a toll-free number) or by e-mail: gibbons.scott@dol.gov.

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 26th day of February 2009.
Douglas F. Small,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-4627 Filed 3-4-09; 8:45 am]
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