Request for Certification of Compliance -Rural Industrialization Loan and Grant Program, 27561-27562 [E9-13548]

Download as PDF erowe on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 10, 2009 / Notices (EVE) Award, and Exemplary Public Interest Contribution (EPIC) Award. These awards are presented annually to Federal contractors and non-profit organizations whose activities support the mission of the OFCCP. The recognition of Federal contractors who are in compliance with the OFCCP regulations and who work with community and public interest organizations sends a positive message throughout the U.S. Labor Force and business community. The Secretary of Labor’s Opportunity Award and EVE Award recipients must be Federal contractors covered by Executive Order 11246, as amended; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended. 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Current Actions: OFCCP seeks a three-year extension for the approval of the Secretary of Labor’s Opportunity Award, Exemplary Voluntary Effort (EVE) Award, and Exemplary Public Interest Contribution (EPIC) Award. There is no change in the substance or method of collection since the last OMB approval. OFCCP revised the burden hour estimates associated with the awards based on the number of nominations received for Calendar Year (CY) 2008. During CY 2008, OFCCP received nominations for three (3) Secretary of Labor’s Opportunity Awards, nine (9) EVE Awards, and fourteen (14) EPIC Awards. This information collection recognizes outstanding Federal contractors and non-profit public interest organizations that have created exceptional equal opportunity and nondiscrimination programs that support the OFCCP’s mission. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. OMB Number: 1215–0201 Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, not-for-profit institutions. Total Respondents: 26. Total Annual Responses: 26. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,174. Estimated Time per Response: 122 minutes Frequency: Annually. 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: June 4, 2009. Hazel M. 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. E9–13594 Filed 6–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CM–P PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27561 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Request for Certification of Compliance —Rural Industrialization Loan and Grant Program AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration is issuing this notice to announce the receipt of a ‘‘Certification of Non-Relocation and Market and Capacity Information Report’’ (Form 4279–2) for the following: Applicant/Location: Barrel O’Fun Snack Foods, Inc./Perham, Minnesota. Principal Product/Purpose: The loan, guarantee, or grant application is to allow an existing manufacturer to purchase equipment and expand its facility to manufacture pretzels and tortilla chips. The NAICS industry code for this enterprise is: 311919 Other Snack Food Manufacturing. DATES: All interested parties may submit comments in writing no later than June 24, 2009. Copies of adverse comments received will be forwarded to the applicant noted above. ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Anthony D. Dais, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room S–4231, Washington, DC 20210; or e-mail Dais.Anthony@dol.gov; or transmit via fax (202) 693–3015 (this is not a toll-free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony D. Dais, at telephone number (202) 693–2784 (this is not a toll-free number). Section 188 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act of 1972, as established under 29 CFR part 75, authorizes the United States Department of Agriculture to make or guarantee loans or grants to finance industrial and business activities in rural areas. The Secretary of Labor must review the application for financial assistance for the purpose of certifying to the Secretary of Agriculture that the assistance is not calculated, or likely, to result in: (a) A transfer of any employment or business activity from one area to another by the loan applicant’s business operation; or, (b) An increase in the production of goods, materials, services, or facilities in an area where there is not sufficient SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\10JNN1.SGM 10JNN1 27562 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 10, 2009 / Notices demand to employ the efficient capacity of existing competitive enterprises unless the financial assistance will not have an adverse impact on existing competitive enterprises in the area. The Employment and Training Administration within the Department of Labor is responsible for the review and certification process. Comments should address the two bases for certification and, if possible, provide data to assist in the analysis of these issues. Signed at Washington, DC this 4th of June, 2009. Gay M. Gilbert, Administrator, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. E9–13548 Filed 6–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2009 erowe on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Initial announcement of availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications (SGA). Funding Opportunity No.: SHTG–FY– 09–02. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No.: 17.502. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) awards funds to nonprofit organizations to provide training and educational programs for employers and workers about safety and health topics selected by OSHA. Nonprofit organizations, including qualifying labor unions and communitybased and faith-based organizations that are not an agency of a State or local government are eligible to apply. Additionally, State or local governmentsupported institutions of higher education are eligible to apply in accordance with 29 CFR part 95. This notice announces grant availability for Susan Harwood Training Program grants. All information and forms needed to apply for this funding opportunity are published as part of this SGA or are available on the Grants.gov site. DATES: Grant applications must be received electronically by the Grants.gov system no later than 4:30 p.m., E.T., on Friday, July 24, 2009, the application deadline date. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:18 Jun 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 Applications for grants submitted under this competition must be submitted electronically using the government-wide Grants.gov Apply site at: http://www.grants.gov. If applying online poses a hardship to any applicant, the OSHA Directorate of Training and Education will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted online by the closing date. Applicants must contact the OSHA Directorate of Training and Education office listed on the announcement at least one week prior to the application deadline date (or no later than 4:30 p.m., E.T., on July 17, 2009) to speak to a representative who can provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted online by the closing date. Requests for extensions to this deadline will not be granted. Further information regarding submitting your grant application electronically is listed in Section IV, Item 3, Submission Date, Times, and Addresses. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any questions regarding this SGA should be directed to Cynthia Bencheck, Program Analyst, e-mail address: bencheck.cindy@dol.gov, tel: 847–297– 4810 (note that this is not a toll-free number), or Jim Barnes, Director, Office of Training and Educational Programs, e-mail address: barnes.jim@dol.gov, tel: 847–297–4810 (note that this is not a toll-free number). To obtain further information on the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program of the U.S. Department of Labor, visit the OSHA Web site at: http://www.osha.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Funding Opportunity Description Overview of the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program provides funds for programs to train workers and employers to recognize, avoid, and prevent safety and health hazards in their workplaces. The program emphasizes four areas: • Educating workers and employers in small businesses. For purposes of this grant program, a small business is one with 250 or fewer employees. • Training workers and employers about new OSHA standards. • Training at-risk worker and employer populations. • Training workers and employers about high risk activities or hazards identified by OSHA through the Department of Labor’s Strategic Plan, or as part of an OSHA special emphasis program. PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Grant Category Being Announced Under this solicitation for grant applications, OSHA will accept applications for the Targeted Topic training grant category. The emphasis for applications submitted for the Target Topic training grant category should be on conducting training for multiple employers and their workers addressing safety and health hazards associated with one of the selected training topic areas listed below. Topics for the Targeted Topic Training Category Organizations funded for Targeted Topic training category grants are expected to develop and provide occupational safety and health training and/or educational programs addressing one of the topics selected by OSHA; recruit workers and employers for the training; and conduct and evaluate the training. Grantees are also expected to conduct follow-up evaluations with individuals trained by their program to determine what, if any, changes were made to reduce hazards in their workplaces as a result of the training. If your organization plans to train workers or employers in any of the 26 states operating OSHA-approved State Plans, State OSHA requirements for that state must be included in the training. Twenty-four different training topics were selected for this grant announcement. OSHA may award grants for some or all of the listed Targeted Topic training topics. Applicants are required to focus their grant application proposal to address only one of the training topics from the list of 24 training topics OSHA has selected for this grant solicitation. Applicants wishing to address more than one of the announced grant training topics must submit a separate grant application for each topic. Each application must propose a plan for developing and conducting training programs addressing the recognition and prevention of safety and health hazards that focuses on one of the training topics listed below. Training Topics That Address Construction Industry Hazards Programs that train workers and employers in the recognition and prevention of safety and health hazards addressing one of the following training topic areas. 1. Crane Safety, including but not limited to the following subtopics: safety hazards relating to Derricks, Overhead Hazards, and Tower Cranes 2. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 110 (Wednesday, June 10, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27561-27562]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-13548]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Request for Certification of Compliance --Rural Industrialization 
Loan and Grant Program

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration is issuing this 
notice to announce the receipt of a ``Certification of Non-Relocation 
and Market and Capacity Information Report'' (Form 4279-2) for the 
following:
    Applicant/Location: Barrel O'Fun Snack Foods, Inc./Perham, 
Minnesota.
    Principal Product/Purpose: The loan, guarantee, or grant 
application is to allow an existing manufacturer to purchase equipment 
and expand its facility to manufacture pretzels and tortilla chips. The 
NAICS industry code for this enterprise is: 311919 Other Snack Food 
Manufacturing.

DATES: All interested parties may submit comments in writing no later 
than June 24, 2009. Copies of adverse comments received will be 
forwarded to the applicant noted above.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Anthony D. 
Dais, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 
200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room S-4231, Washington, DC 20210; or e-
mail Dais.Anthony@dol.gov; or transmit via fax (202) 693-3015 (this is 
not a toll-free number).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony D. Dais, at telephone number 
(202) 693-2784 (this is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 188 of the Consolidated Farm and 
Rural Development Act of 1972, as established under 29 CFR part 75, 
authorizes the United States Department of Agriculture to make or 
guarantee loans or grants to finance industrial and business activities 
in rural areas. The Secretary of Labor must review the application for 
financial assistance for the purpose of certifying to the Secretary of 
Agriculture that the assistance is not calculated, or likely, to result 
in: (a) A transfer of any employment or business activity from one area 
to another by the loan applicant's business operation; or, (b) An 
increase in the production of goods, materials, services, or facilities 
in an area where there is not sufficient

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demand to employ the efficient capacity of existing competitive 
enterprises unless the financial assistance will not have an adverse 
impact on existing competitive enterprises in the area. The Employment 
and Training Administration within the Department of Labor is 
responsible for the review and certification process. Comments should 
address the two bases for certification and, if possible, provide data 
to assist in the analysis of these issues.

    Signed at Washington, DC this 4th of June, 2009.
Gay M. Gilbert,
Administrator, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training 
Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-13548 Filed 6-9-09; 8:45 am]
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