Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 71456-71457 [2010-29512]

Download as PDF 71456 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 23, 2010 / Notices workforce official (‘‘I started to work for M&L Manufacturing, Inc. on August of 1990, but for some reason and without notification I started to receive my checks in 2005 under the name of The Jewelry Stream * * * I was under the impression that I had worked for the same company from 1990 to 2008.’’ The Department has carefully reviewed the request for reconsideration and the existing record, and has determined that the Department will conduct further investigation to determine if the petitioning workers (the newly clarified worker group, The Jewelry Stream, Los Angeles, California) meet the eligibility requirements of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Conclusion After careful review of the application, I conclude that the claim is of sufficient weight to justify reconsideration of the U.S. Department of Labor’s prior decision. The application is, therefore, granted. Signed at Washington, DC, this 10th day of November, 2010. Del Min Amy Chen, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2010–29428 Filed 11–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P foreign country during the relevant period; that the customers did not increase their reliance on imported marine hardware while concurrently decreasing their purchases from the subject firm; that worker separations or threats of separation were not related to an increase in imports of marine hardware; and that the workers did not produce an article that was incorporated in the production of an article by a firm whose workers were certified eligible to apply for TAA. The request for reconsideration alleged that a lost bid with Sea Ray Boats Corporation contributed importantly to worker separations at the subject firm. The Department has carefully reviewed the request for reconsideration and the existing record, and has determined that the Department will conduct further investigation to determine if the petitioning workers meet the eligibility requirements of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Conclusion After careful review of the application, I conclude that the claim is of sufficient weight to justify reconsideration of the U.S. Department of Labor’s prior decision. The application is, therefore, granted. Signed at Washington, DC, this 10th day of November, 2010. Del Min Amy Chen, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [FR Doc. 2010–29434 Filed 11–22–10; 8:45 am] Algonac Cast Products, Inc., Algonac, MI; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES [TA–W–74,549] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P By application dated October 25, 2010, a worker requested administrative reconsideration of the negative determination regarding workers’ eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) applicable to workers and former workers of Algonac Cast Products, Inc., Algonac, Michigan (subject firm). The determination was issued on September 24, 2010. The Department’s Notice of Determination was published in the Federal Register on October 8, 2010 (75 FR 62427). The workers are engaged in activities related to the production of marine hardware (i.e. rudders, struts, stuffing boxes, rudder arm, rudder support, rudder clevis, etc.) and are not separately identifiable by article produced. The negative determination was based on the Department’s findings that the subject firm did not import or shift their production of marine hardware to a Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:02 Nov 22, 2010 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce 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 (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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Workers’ Compensation (OWCP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Pre-Hearing Statement (LS–18). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before January 24, 2011. ADDRESSES: Mr. Vincent Alvarez, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0372, fax (202) 693–1378, e-mail Alvarez.Vincent@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, (OWCP) administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. The Act provides benefits to workers injured in maritime employment on the navigable waters of the United States or in an adjoining area customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. In addition, several acts extend the Longshore Act’s coverage to certain other employees. Title 20, CFR 702.317 provides for the referral of claims under the Longshore Act for formal hearings. This Section provides that before a case is transferred to the Office of Administrative Law Judges the district director shall furnish each of the parties or their representatives with a copy of a prehearing statement form. Each party shall, within 21 days after receipt of each form, complete it and return it to the district director. Upon receipt of the forms, the district director, after checking them for completeness and after any further conferences that, in his/her opinion, are warranted, shall transmit them to the Office of the Chief Administrative Law Judge with all available evidence which the parties intend to submit at the hearing. This information collection is currently approved for use through March 31, 2011. 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 E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 23, 2010 / Notices 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: The Department of Labor seeks the extension of approval of this information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to refer cases for formal hearings. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Pre-Hearing Statement. OMB Number: 1240–0036. Agency Number: LS–18. Affected Public: Insurance carriers and self-insurers. Total Respondents: 5200. Total Annual Responses: 5200. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 884. Estimated Time Per Response: 10 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $2,444. 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: November 18, 2010. Vincent Alvarez, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2010–29512 Filed 11–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CF–P mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance TA–W–74,466 Hewlett Packard Company, Enterprise Business Division, Technical VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:02 Nov 22, 2010 Jkt 223001 71457 Services America, Global Parts Supply Chain Group, Including Leased Workers From QFLEX, North America Logistics, and UPS Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Teleworkers Across California and Workers On-Site In Roseville, California; TA–W–74,466A Hewlett Packard Company Enterprise Business Division Technical Services America Global Parts Supply Chain Group Including Leased Workers From QFLEX, North America Logistics, and UPS Teleworkers Across Arizona; TA–W–74,466B, Hewlett Packard Company Enterprise Business Division Technical Services America Global Parts Supply Chain Group Including Leased Workers From QFLEX, North America Logistics, and UPS Teleworkers Across Florida; TA–W–74,466C, Hewlett Packard Company Enterprise Business Division Technical Services America Global Parts Supply Chain Group Including Leased Workers From QFLEX, North America Logistics, and UPS Teleworkers Across Massachusetts And Workers On-Site In Andover, Massachusetts; TA–W–74,466D, Hewlett Packard Company Enterprise Business Division Technical Services America Global Parts Supply Chain Group Including Leased Workers From QFLEX, North America Logistics, and UPS Minnetonka, Minnesota; TA–W–74,466E, Hewlett Packard Company Enterprise Business Division Technical Services America Global Parts Supply Chain Group Including Leased Workers From QFLEX, North America Logistics, and UPS Teleworkers Across New Hampshire; TA–W–74,466F, Hewlett Packard Company Enterprise Business Division Technical Services America Global Parts Supply Chain Group Including Leased Workers From QFLEX, North America Logistics, and UPS Teleworkers Across New York; TA–W–74,466G, Hewlett Packard Company Enterprise Business Division Technical Services America Global Parts Supply Chain Group Including Leased Workers From QFLEX, North America Logistics, and UPS Charlotte, North Carolina; TA–W–74,466H, Hewlett Packard Company Enterprise Business Division Technical Services America Global Parts Supply Chain Group Including Leased Workers From QFLEX, North America Logistics, and UPS Teleworkers Across Ohio; TA–W–74,466I, Hewlett Packard Company Enterprise Business Division Technical Services America Global Parts Supply Chain Group Including Leased Workers From QFLEX, North America Logistics, and UPS Teleworkers Across Texas and Workers On-Site In Houston, Texas. In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (‘‘Act’’), 19 U.S.C. 2273, the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance on September 10, 2010, applicable to workers of Hewlett Packard Company, Enterprise Business Division, Technical Services America, Global Parts Supply Chain Group, including leased workers from QFlex, North America Logistics, and UPS, Palo Alto, California. The notice was published in the Federal Register on September 10, 2010 (75 FR 57982). At the request of the company, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers are engaged in design services and sales compensation operations for Hewlett Packard Company. New findings show that worker separations occurred during the relevant time period at several other Hewlett Packard, Enterprise Business Division, Technical Services America, Global Parts Supply Chain Group, including: Teleworkers across California and workers on-site in Roseville, California; teleworkers across Arizona; teleworkers across Florida; teleworkers across Massachusetts and workers on-site in Andover, Massachusetts; workers onsite in Minnetonka, Minnesota; teleworkers across New Hampshire; teleworkers across New York; workers on-site in Charlotte, North Carolina; teleworkers across Ohio; and teleworkers across Texas and workers on-site in Houston, Texas. Accordingly, the Department is amending the certification to include teleworkers across California and workers on-site in Roseville, California (TA–W–74,466); teleworkers across Arizona (TA–W–74,466A); teleworkers across Florida (TA–W–74,466B); teleworkers across Massachusetts and workers on-site in Andover, Massachusetts (TA–W–74,466C); workers on-site in Minnetonka, Minnesota (TA–W–74,466D); teleworkers across New Hampshire (TA–W–74,466E); teleworkers across New York (TA–W–74,466F); workers on-site in Charlotte, North Carolina (TA–W–74,466G); teleworkers across Ohio (TA–W–74,466H); and teleworkers across Texas and workers on-site in Houston, Texas (TA–W–74,466I). The intent of the Department’s certification is to include all workers of the subject firm who were adversely affected by Hewlett Packard’s decision to shift business services to foreign countries. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–74,466 is hereby issued as follows: Conclusion After careful review of the facts obtained in the investigation, I determine that workers of Hewlett Packard Company, Enterprise Business Division, Technical Services America, Global Parts Supply Chain Group, including leased workers from QFlex, North America Logistics, and UPS, Palo PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 225 (Tuesday, November 23, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71456-71457]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-29512]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Proposed 
Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce 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 (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 Office of Workers' Compensation (OWCP) is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed collection: Pre-Hearing Statement (LS-
18). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be 
obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section 
of this Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before January 24, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Mr. Vincent Alvarez, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Ave., NW., Room S-3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone 
(202) 693-0372, fax (202) 693-1378, e-mail Alvarez.Vincent@dol.gov. 
Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or 
e-mail).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    I. Background: The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, (OWCP) 
administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. The Act 
provides benefits to workers injured in maritime employment on the 
navigable waters of the United States or in an adjoining area 
customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or 
building a vessel. In addition, several acts extend the Longshore Act's 
coverage to certain other employees.
    Title 20, CFR 702.317 provides for the referral of claims under the 
Longshore Act for formal hearings. This Section provides that before a 
case is transferred to the Office of Administrative Law Judges the 
district director shall furnish each of the parties or their 
representatives with a copy of a pre-hearing statement form. Each party 
shall, within 21 days after receipt of each form, complete it and 
return it to the district director. Upon receipt of the forms, the 
district director, after checking them for completeness and after any 
further conferences that, in his/her opinion, are warranted, shall 
transmit them to the Office of the Chief Administrative Law Judge with 
all available evidence which the parties intend to submit at the 
hearing. This information collection is currently approved for use 
through March 31, 2011.
    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

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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: The Department of Labor seeks the extension 
of approval of this information collection in order to carry out its 
responsibility to refer cases for formal hearings.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Pre-Hearing Statement.
    OMB Number: 1240-0036.
    Agency Number: LS-18.
    Affected Public: Insurance carriers and self-insurers.
    Total Respondents: 5200.
    Total Annual Responses: 5200.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 884.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 10 minutes.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $2,444.
    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: November 18, 2010.
Vincent Alvarez,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2010-29512 Filed 11-22-10; 8:45 am]
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