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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 186 / Monday, September 28, 2009 / Notices Council should notify Mr. Gary S. Barron at (304) 625–2803, at least 24 hours prior to the start of the session. The notification should contain the requestor’s name and corporate designation, consumer affiliation, or government designation, along with a short statement describing the topic to be addressed and the time needed for the presentation. Requesters will ordinarily be allowed up to 15 minutes to present a topic. DATES AND TIMES: The Council will meet in open session from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., on November 4–5, 2009. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Renaissance Long Beach, 111 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, California, telephone (562) 437–5900. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Inquiries may be addressed to Mr. Gary S. Barron, FBI Compact Officer, Compact Council Office, Module D3, 1000 Custer Hollow Road, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306, telephone (304) 625–2803, facsimile (304) 625–2868. Dated: September 11, 2009. Robert J. Casey, Section Chief, Liaison, Advisory, Training and Statistics Section, Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation. [FR Doc. E9–23177 Filed 9–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–M DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Explosive Materials and Blasting Units ACTION: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 16:33 Sep 25, 2009 I. Background MSHA evaluates and approves explosive materials and blasting units as permissible for use in the mining industry. However, since there are no permissible explosives or blasting units available that have adequate blasting capacity for some metal and nonmetal gassy mines, Standard 57.22606(a) was promulgated to provide procedures for mine operators to follow for the use of non-approved explosive materials and blasting units. Mine operators must notify MSHA in writing, of all nonapprove explosive materials and blasting units to be used prior to their use. MSHA evaluates the non-approved explosive materials and determines if they are safe for blasting in a potentially gassy environment. II. Desired Focus of Comments Notice. VerDate Nov<24>2008 comments concerning the extension of the information collection related to the 30 CFR Sections 57.22606(a); Explosive Materials and Blasting Units. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 27, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send comments to U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, John Rowlett, Director, Management Services Division, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2134, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. Commenters are encouraged to send their comments on a computer disk, or via Internet E-mail to Rowlett.John@dol.gov, along with an original printed copy. Mr. Rowlett can be reached at (202) 693–9827 (voice), or (202) 693–9801 (facsimile). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the employee listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jkt 217001 MSHA is particularly interested in comments that: • 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 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49401 other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the employee listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice, or viewed on the Internet by accessing the MSHA home page (http://www.msha.gov) and selecting ‘‘Rules & Regs’’, and then selecting ‘‘FedReg. Doc’’. On the next screen, select ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Supporting Statement’’ to view documents supporting the Federal Register Notice. III. Current Actions MSHA uses the information to determine that the explosives and blasting procedures to be used in a gassy underground mine are safe. Federal inspectors use the notification to ensure that safe procedures are followed. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Explosive Materials and Blasting Units. OMB Number: 1219–0095. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Respondents: 1. Average Time per Respondent: 1 hour. Total Burden Hours: 1 hour. Total Burden Cost (Operating/ Maintaining): $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 at Arlington, Virginia, this 22nd day of September, 2009. John Rowlett, Director, Management Services Division. [FR Doc. E9–23250 Filed 9–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration ‘‘Pell Grants and the Payment of Unemployment Benefits to Individuals in Approved Training,’’ Extension Without Change; OMB Control No. 1205–0473 AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 49402 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 186 / Monday, September 28, 2009 / Notices srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. In response to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning state UI agencies’ notifying UI beneficiaries that they may be able to obtain training using Pell Grants while continuing to collect UI and to give them information about how to apply. This notice utilizes standard clearance procedures in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR 1320.12. This information collection follows an emergency review that was conducted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR 1320.13. The submission for OMB emergency review was approved on May 8, 2009. A copy of this Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee’s section below on or before November 27, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Employment Security, attn: Scott Gibbons, Room S– 4231, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–693–3008 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background To enable more individuals to obtain job training while receiving unemployment benefits, so they can develop their skills while the economy recovers, states are strongly encouraged to widen their definitions of the types of training and the conditions under which education or training are considered ‘‘approved training’’ for purposes of the state’s UI law. States are also encouraged to notify unemployed individuals of their VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:33 Sep 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 potential eligibility for Pell Grants and to assist individuals with applications. Pell Grants are awarded based on financial need and other factors. Many UI beneficiaries are potentially eligible for Pell Grants, and the Department of Education is currently undertaking a major effort to encourage student financial aid administrators to use the discretion available to them in determining if UI beneficiaries are eligible for Pell Grants. Through information dissemination, the Department of Labor is encouraging state UI agencies to notify UI beneficiaries that they may qualify for Pell Grants and to give them information about how to apply. States are strongly encouraged to determine if their approved training requirements are appropriate to the current economy. Post-secondary education and training are increasingly important for success in the job market. Periods of unemployment, particularly in the current economic climate, provide opportunities for laid-off workers to develop new skills, so that employers will benefit from a skilled workforce when the economy recovers. In particular, states are asked to consider approval of courses at community colleges with significant job skills components, courses leading to general equivalency degrees, courses in adult basic education, language courses, or other courses of study, including degree and certificate courses that are likely to increase the individual’s long-term employability. II. Review Focus The Department of Labor 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 submissions of responses. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Current Actions Type of Review: Extension without changes. Title: Pell Grants and the Payment of Unemployment Benefits to Individuals in Approved Training. OMB Number: 1205–0473. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Total Respondents: 53. Frequency of Collection: Once. Total Responses: 53. Average Time per Respondent: 40 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2120. Total Annual Costs Burden: $0. Comments submitted in response to this comment request 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 This 23rd day of September, 2009. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. E9–23372 Filed 9–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Period for Alabama. AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces a change in benefit period eligibility under the EB program for Alabama. The following change has occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding Alabama’s EB status: • Alabama has enacted a retroactive TUR trigger for their EB program. Alabama would have triggered on with the release of state total unemployment rates (TURs) for January 2009, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 11, 2009. This means their current EB period began March 29, 2009. In addition, the three month average seasonally adjusted TUR rose above the 8.0 percent threshold for a High Unemployment Period (HUP) with the release of March TURs on April 17, 2009. As a result, a HUP in the EB program began in Alabama on May 3. Eligible claimants will be able to receive up to 20 weeks of additional benefits. E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


``Pell Grants and the Payment of Unemployment Benefits to 
Individuals in Approved Training,'' Extension Without Change; OMB 
Control No. 1205-0473

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
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paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance consultation 
program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an 
opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of 
information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 
95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that 
requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden 
(time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are 
clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on 
respondents can be properly assessed.
    In response to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), 
the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments 
concerning state UI agencies' notifying UI beneficiaries that they may 
be able to obtain training using Pell Grants while continuing to 
collect UI and to give them information about how to apply. This notice 
utilizes standard clearance procedures in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR 1320.12. This information collection 
follows an emergency review that was conducted in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR 1320.13. The submission for 
OMB emergency review was approved on May 8, 2009. A copy of this 
Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained from the 
RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee's section below on or before November 27, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to U.S. Department of Labor, 
Employment and Training Administration, Office of Employment Security, 
attn: Scott Gibbons, Room S-4231, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202-693-3008 (this is not a 
toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    To enable more individuals to obtain job training while receiving 
unemployment benefits, so they can develop their skills while the 
economy recovers, states are strongly encouraged to widen their 
definitions of the types of training and the conditions under which 
education or training are considered ``approved training'' for purposes 
of the state's UI law.
    States are also encouraged to notify unemployed individuals of 
their potential eligibility for Pell Grants and to assist individuals 
with applications. Pell Grants are awarded based on financial need and 
other factors. Many UI beneficiaries are potentially eligible for Pell 
Grants, and the Department of Education is currently undertaking a 
major effort to encourage student financial aid administrators to use 
the discretion available to them in determining if UI beneficiaries are 
eligible for Pell Grants. Through information dissemination, the 
Department of Labor is encouraging state UI agencies to notify UI 
beneficiaries that they may qualify for Pell Grants and to give them 
information about how to apply. States are strongly encouraged to 
determine if their approved training requirements are appropriate to 
the current economy. Post-secondary education and training are 
increasingly important for success in the job market. Periods of 
unemployment, particularly in the current economic climate, provide 
opportunities for laid-off workers to develop new skills, so that 
employers will benefit from a skilled workforce when the economy 
recovers. In particular, states are asked to consider approval of 
courses at community colleges with significant job skills components, 
courses leading to general equivalency degrees, courses in adult basic 
education, language courses, or other courses of study, including 
degree and certificate courses that are likely to increase the 
individual's long-term employability.

II. Review Focus

    The Department of Labor 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 
submissions of responses.

III. Current Actions

    Type of Review: Extension without changes.
    Title: Pell Grants and the Payment of Unemployment Benefits to 
Individuals in Approved Training.
    OMB Number: 1205-0473.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Total Respondents: 53.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    Total Responses: 53.
    Average Time per Respondent: 40 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2120.
    Total Annual Costs Burden: $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this comment request 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 This 23rd day of September, 2009.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-23372 Filed 9-25-09; 8:45 am]
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