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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 15, 2009 / Notices Titles: Application for Certificate to Employ Homeworkers; Piece-Rate Measurements; and Homeworker Handbook. OMB Number: 1215–0013. Agency Numbers: Forms WH–46 and WH–75. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Respondents: 302,080. Total Annual Responses: 1,208,195. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 614,241. Estimated Time per Response: Varies; from 30 seconds to 30 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. 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 will also become a matter of public record. Dated: April 9, 2009. Hazel Bell, Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and Planning, Employment Standards Administration. [FR Doc. E9–8504 Filed 4–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Announcing the New iCERT Portal System for Temporary and Permanent Labor Certifications AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is announcing a new electronic system for submitting the Labor Condition Application (LCA) and the Application for Permanent Employment Certification. DATES: This Notice is effective April 15, rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PROPOSALS 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical issues stemming from the iCERT portal, please contact David Wilson, Chief, Division of Technology Applications, Office of Performance and Technology, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–3493 (this is not a toll-free number), e-mail Wilson.david@dol.gov. For technical assistance with the iCERT VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:44 Apr 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 Portal System you may also write to OFLC.Portal@dol.gov or see the iCERT Factsheet on the ETA Web site. For program-related issues, please contact the appropriate National Processing Center’s help desk. For LCA questions write to lca.chicago@dol.gov. For PERM questions write to plc.atlanta@dol.gov or call: (312) 886–8000 (this is not a tollfree number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) provides national leadership and policy guidance and develops regulations and administrative procedures to carry out the responsibilities of the Secretary of Labor under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) concerning foreign workers seeking admission to the United States in order to work under the labor certification programs authorized by the INA. In the H–1B (including H–1B1 and E–3) program, the Secretary of Labor must receive an attestation from the employer about wages, working conditions, strikes, lockouts, notice, recruitment and other issues related to the possible displacement of U.S. workers as specified by Congress in 8 U.S.C. 1182(n) and (t). See also 20 CFR part 653 and 20 CFR part 655, subparts H and I. In the permanent labor certification program (PERM), the Secretary of Labor must certify that: (1) There are not sufficient workers who are able, willing, qualified, and available at the time of application for a visa and admission to the United States and at the place where the alien is to perform such skilled or unskilled labor; and (2) employment of the foreign worker will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers. See 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(5)(A)(i); 20 CFR part 656. The H–1B nonimmigrant program provides a means for U.S. employers to employ foreign workers on a temporary basis in specialty occupations while the PERM program allows employers to employ foreign workers on a permanent basis. Currently, both programs have electronic applications that can be filled out and submitted on-line. The H–1B nonimmigrant program requires electronic submission. However, the two electronic systems are not linked and an employer desiring to file applications in both systems must set up separate accounts. In addition, the PERM system does not allow attorneys or agents to have their own accounts. PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17545 The new iCERT system will allow program users to set up one account and multiple subaccounts and utilize the account to file in both programs. There are enhanced security measures that allow employers, attorneys, and agents to control who is authorized to input data and who is authorized to submit applications. II. Information on iCERT System Activation Dates The Department plans to initially activate the iCERT system for purposes of establishing user accounts and filing the new LCA form (9035E). The system will be located at http://icert.doleta.gov. On and after April 15, 2009, the iCERT portal will be available for the submission of ETA 9035E (electronic LCA H–1B application). The current electronic LCA system will continue to be available through May 14, 2009. However, effective May 15, 2009, the LCA for the H–1B program will be available for submission only through the iCERT portal system. The PERM application, Form ETA 9089, will become available for application submission on September 1, 2009. To allow for an appropriate transition, both systems will be active during the month of September. However, beginning October 1, 2009, PERM applications will be submitted electronically only through iCERT system accounts. III. Information on Deactivation of Old Electronic Forms The Department will deactivate the current electronic version of the Form ETA 9035E on May 15, 2009. The Department will deactivate the current electronic version of the Form ETA 9089 on October 1, 2009. Employers are encouraged to copy all necessary application information into the new iCERT system prior to these deactivation dates. The status of applications submitted prior to deactivation will continue to be available through current system accounts. IV. Help Desk The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has implemented a dedicated Help Desk Unit for program assistance at the Chicago National Processing Center (CNPC) to serve as a resource to those employers and/or their representatives in filing LCAs with the Department of Labor. Please submit program-related questions by e-mail to LCA.Chicago@dol.gov. The LCA Help Desk e-mail box will be monitored by the CNPC during the business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 17546 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 15, 2009 / Notices Monday through Friday. Your e-mail inquiries will be handled as expeditiously as possible. Signed at Washington, DC, this 6th day of April 2009. Douglas F. Small, Deputy Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 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Because the proposed meeting will consider information that is likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential and/or information of a personal nature the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, pursuant to authority granted me by the Chairman’s Delegation of Authority to Close Advisory Committee meetings, dated July 19, 1993, I have determined that this meeting will be closed to the public pursuant to subsections (c)(4), and (6) of section 552b of Title 5, United States Code. 1. Date: May 28, 2009. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 402. Program: This meeting will review applications for JISC/NEH Transatlantic VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:44 Apr 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 Notice of Availability of Draft NUREG– 1536, Revision 1A, ‘‘Standard Review Plan for Spent Fuel Dry Storage Systems at a General License Facility’’, and Opportunity To Provide Comments AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of availability and opportunity to provide comments. DATES: Comments must be provided by July 14, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron Parkhill, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Thermal and Containment Branch, Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation Division, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Washington, DC 20005–0001. Telephone: (301) 492–3324; fax number: (301) 492–3342; e-mail: ron.parkhill@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Draft Revision 1A to NUREG–1536, ‘‘Standard Review Plan for Spent Fuel Dry Storage Systems at a General License Facility.’’ Its previous title, ‘‘Standard Review Plan for Dry Cask Storage Systems,’’ has been changed to better reflect its applicability. This revision incorporates Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) documents 1 through 22, as applicable, as well as other current NRC staff practices (e.g. addition of a materials chapter) utilized in its review of licensee integrated safety analyses, license applications or amendment requests, or other related licensing activities for dry storage systems under 10 CFR part 72. Additionally, the guidance contained in the Review Procedures section of each chapter of the subject document has been risk-informed to assist the NRC staff in prioritizing its review with respect to relative level of effort, and to increase efficiency. The purpose of this notice is to provide the public with an opportunity PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments and questions on Draft NUREG–1536, Revision 1A, should be directed to Ron Parkhill, Thermal and Containment Branch, Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation, Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20005– 0001 by July 14, 2009. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but only those comments received on or before the due date can be assured consideration. Comments can also be submitted by telephone, fax, or e-mail to the following: Telephone: (301) 492– 3324; fax number: (301) 492–3331; email: Ron.Parkhill@NRC.gov. III. Further Information Documents related to this action are available electronically at the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this site, you can access the NRC’s Agencywide Document Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. The ADAMS accession number for the document related to this notice is [ML090400676]. If you do not have access to ADAMS, or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301– 415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. ISGs that have been incorporated, as appropriate, into the subject document can be viewed at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ doc-collections/isg/spent-fuel.html. During the public comment period for this document, other ISGs could be issued separately for public comment, and may be incorporated into the final version of NUREG–1536. This document may also be viewed electronically on the public computers located at the NRC’s PDR, O–1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 71 (Wednesday, April 15, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17545-17546]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-8505]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Announcing the New iCERT Portal System for Temporary and 
Permanent Labor Certifications

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is announcing 
a new electronic system for submitting the Labor Condition Application 
(LCA) and the Application for Permanent Employment Certification.

DATES: This Notice is effective April 15, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical issues stemming from the 
iCERT portal, please contact David Wilson, Chief, Division of 
Technology Applications, Office of Performance and Technology, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693-
3493 (this is not a toll-free number), e-mail Wilson.david@dol.gov. For 
technical assistance with the iCERT Portal System you may also write to 
OFLC.Portal@dol.gov or see the iCERT Factsheet on the ETA Web site. For 
program-related issues, please contact the appropriate National 
Processing Center's help desk. For LCA questions write to 
lca.chicago@dol.gov. For PERM questions write to plc.atlanta@dol.gov or 
call: (312) 886-8000 (this is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration 
(ETA), Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) provides national 
leadership and policy guidance and develops regulations and 
administrative procedures to carry out the responsibilities of the 
Secretary of Labor under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) 
concerning foreign workers seeking admission to the United States in 
order to work under the labor certification programs authorized by the 
INA. In the H-1B (including H-1B1 and E-3) program, the Secretary of 
Labor must receive an attestation from the employer about wages, 
working conditions, strikes, lockouts, notice, recruitment and other 
issues related to the possible displacement of U.S. workers as 
specified by Congress in 8 U.S.C. 1182(n) and (t). See also 20 CFR part 
653 and 20 CFR part 655, subparts H and I.
    In the permanent labor certification program (PERM), the Secretary 
of Labor must certify that: (1) There are not sufficient workers who 
are able, willing, qualified, and available at the time of application 
for a visa and admission to the United States and at the place where 
the alien is to perform such skilled or unskilled labor; and (2) 
employment of the foreign worker will not adversely affect the wages 
and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers. See 8 U.S.C. 
1182(a)(5)(A)(i); 20 CFR part 656.
    The H-1B nonimmigrant program provides a means for U.S. employers 
to employ foreign workers on a temporary basis in specialty occupations 
while the PERM program allows employers to employ foreign workers on a 
permanent basis. Currently, both programs have electronic applications 
that can be filled out and submitted on-line. The H-1B nonimmigrant 
program requires electronic submission. However, the two electronic 
systems are not linked and an employer desiring to file applications in 
both systems must set up separate accounts. In addition, the PERM 
system does not allow attorneys or agents to have their own accounts. 
The new iCERT system will allow program users to set up one account and 
multiple subaccounts and utilize the account to file in both programs. 
There are enhanced security measures that allow employers, attorneys, 
and agents to control who is authorized to input data and who is 
authorized to submit applications.

II. Information on iCERT System Activation Dates

    The Department plans to initially activate the iCERT system for 
purposes of establishing user accounts and filing the new LCA form 
(9035E). The system will be located at http://icert.doleta.gov. On and 
after April 15, 2009, the iCERT portal will be available for the 
submission of ETA 9035E (electronic LCA H-1B application). The current 
electronic LCA system will continue to be available through May 14, 
2009. However, effective May 15, 2009, the LCA for the H-1B program 
will be available for submission only through the iCERT portal system.
    The PERM application, Form ETA 9089, will become available for 
application submission on September 1, 2009. To allow for an 
appropriate transition, both systems will be active during the month of 
September. However, beginning October 1, 2009, PERM applications will 
be submitted electronically only through iCERT system accounts.

III. Information on Deactivation of Old Electronic Forms

    The Department will deactivate the current electronic version of 
the Form ETA 9035E on May 15, 2009. The Department will deactivate the 
current electronic version of the Form ETA 9089 on October 1, 2009. 
Employers are encouraged to copy all necessary application information 
into the new iCERT system prior to these deactivation dates. The status 
of applications submitted prior to deactivation will continue to be 
available through current system accounts.

IV. Help Desk

    The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has implemented a 
dedicated Help Desk Unit for program assistance at the Chicago National 
Processing Center (CNPC) to serve as a resource to those employers and/
or their representatives in filing LCAs with the Department of Labor. 
Please submit program-related questions by e-mail to 
LCA.Chicago@dol.gov. The LCA Help Desk e-mail box will be monitored by 
the CNPC during the business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time

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Monday through Friday. Your e-mail inquiries will be handled as 
expeditiously as possible.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 6th day of April 2009.
Douglas F. Small,
Deputy Assistant Secretary.
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