Request for Comments-Poverty Data and LSC Funding Distribution, 48904-48905 [2011-20162]

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AGENCY: ACTION: Since 1996, the Legal Services Corporation’s annual appropriation has mandated that the Corporation distribute most of its appropriated funds to basic field programs for LSC-defined geographic areas so as to provide an equal figure per individual in poverty for each geographic area. The appropriation has further mandated that the number of individuals in poverty in each geographic area be determined by the Bureau of the Census ‘‘on the basis of the most recent decennial census.’’ The 2010 decennial census, however, did not collect poverty data for the 50 states, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, so ‘‘the most recent decennial census’’ will not provide a basis for determining how many people in poverty are within those jurisdictions. The LSC Board of Directors requests comments on a proposal by LSC’s management to address this issue by SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 making recommendations to the President and to Congress that: (1) The determination of the number of individuals in poverty in each geographic area be made by the Bureau of the Census, without any reference to the decennial census as the basis for that determination; (2) funding be reallocated among geographic areas every three years based on updated poverty population determinations by the Bureau of the Census; and (3) the first reallocation be phased in over two years, in Fiscal Year 2013 and Fiscal Year 2014. DATES: Written comments will be accepted until September 8, 2011. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by mail, fax or e-mail to Mark Freedman, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K St., NW., Washington, DC 20007; 202–295–1623 (phone); 202–337–6519 (fax); mfreedman@lsc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Freedman, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K St., NW., Washington, DC 20007; 202–295–1623 (phone); 202–337–6519 (fax); mfreedman@lsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Legal Services Corporation (‘‘LSC’’ or ‘‘Corporation’’) was established by the United States Congress ‘‘for the purpose of providing financial support for legal assistance in noncriminal matters or proceedings to persons financially unable to afford such assistance.’’ 42 U.S.C. 2996b(a). LSC performs this function primarily through providing Federal funding to civil legal aid programs providing legal services to low-income persons throughout the United States and its possessions and territories in geographic areas determined by LSC. Since 1996, the Legal Services Corporation’s annual appropriation has mandated that the Corporation distribute most of its appropriated funds to basic field programs for LSC-defined geographic areas so as to provide an equal figure per individual in poverty for each geographic area. The appropriation has further mandated that the number of individuals in poverty in each geographic area be determined by the Bureau of the Census ‘‘on the basis of the most recent decennial census.’’ (Certain exceptions apply for areas in which other adjusted population counts have been historically used.) Public Law 104–134, Title V, 501(a), 110 Stat. 1321, 1321–50 (1996) (incorporated by reference thereafter). Under that mandate, LSC has reallocated funding every ten years. The 2010 U.S. census, E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 153 / Tuesday, August 9, 2011 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES however, did not collect poverty population data for the 50 states, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico. The Bureau of the Census has other data for making U.S. poverty population determinations in those areas. LSC management has proposed to the LSC Board of Directors (‘‘Board’’) that LSC request an update to the statutory mandate in light of the elimination of poverty data from almost all of the 2010 census. LSC management has proposed that LSC make recommendations to the President and to Congress that: (1) The determination of the number of individuals in poverty in each geographic area be made by the Bureau of the Census, without any reference to the decennial census as the basis for that determination; (2) funding be reallocated among geographic areas every three years based on updated poverty population determinations by the Bureau of the Census; and (3) the first reallocation be phased in over two years, in Fiscal Year 2013 and Fiscal Year 2014. LSC management presented this proposal to the Board’s Operations and Regulations Committee (‘‘Committee’’) on July 20, 2011, which also received a presentation of recommendations from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (‘‘NLADA’’). The Committee then presented management’s proposal to the full board on July 21, 2011. The Board adopted the recommendation of management and the Committee that LSC publish management’s proposal in the Federal Register for comment. The committee will meet to consider all comments received and make a recommendation to the Board for a final decision by early September of 2011. LSC management’s proposal ‘‘Management Recommendation on Funding Reallocation Issues’’ (July 13, 2011) and NLADA’s recommendations can both be found at: http:// www.lsc.gov/about/ mattersforcomment.php. LSC invites public comment on this issue. Interested parties may submit comments to LSC within 30 days. Dated: August 3, 2011. Victor M. Fortuno, Vice President & General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2011–20162 Filed 8–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:06 Aug 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET United States Government InterAgency Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group: Request for Public Comments Regarding Strategy to Eliminate Counterfeit Products from the United States Government Supply Chain Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget. ACTION: Request for written submissions from the public. AGENCY: The Federal Government is currently undertaking a significant effort to eliminate counterfeit products from the U.S. Government supply chain. In June 2010, Vice President Biden and White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Victoria Espinel, announced the Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement, laying out a coordinated government-wide approach to strengthening intellectual property enforcement and directing the establishment of an inter-agency working group. Recent reports issued by the Department of Commerce and the Government Accountability Office have found that counterfeits have infiltrated many sectors of the U.S. Government supply chain and have the potential to cause serious disruptions in national defense, critical infrastructure and other vital applications. This working group will develop a framework for reducing vulnerability to counterfeits that is flexible enough to accommodate the wide variety of missions across Federal agencies. This cross-functional working group will identify any gaps in legal authority, regulation, policy and guidance that undermine the security of U.S. Government supply chain from counterfeit parts. The working group’s examination will include reviewing current industry standards, the ability of prime contractors and their suppliers to authenticate or trace at-risk items to the original manufacturer, government evaluation and detection capabilities and limitations, and contractual enforcement of authenticity. DATES: Submissions must be received on or before September 16, 2011 at 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: Public comment should be electronically submitted to http:// www.regulations.gov, docket number OMB–2011–0003. The regulations.gov Web site is a Federal E–Government Web site that allows the public to find, review and submit comments on documents that agencies have published in the Federal Register and that are open for comment. If you are unable to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48905 provide submissions to http:// www.regulations.gov, please contact James Schuelke at (202) 395–1808 to arrange for an alternate method of transmission. Submissions filed via the regulations.gov Web site will be available to the public for review and inspection. If you want to submit confidential business information that supports your comments, please contact Michael Lewis at intellectualproperty@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Lewis, Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, at (202) 395–1808. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The core members of the Working Group are the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the Executive Office of the President; Department of Defense (DoD); National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); and the General Services Administration (GSA). These core members, along with other government components, have partnered to identify areas of common interest and compare progress and best practices to ultimately eliminate counterfeits in the government-wide supply chains. The working group will work to accomplish the following objectives: • Objective #1—Develop procedures for program managers to identify items at risk for counterfeiting or requiring authentication of legitimacy. These procedures will, to the greatest extent practicable, utilize current industry standards. • Objective #2—Examine whether additional administrative actions, including regulatory actions, are needed to require suppliers to take stronger anti-counterfeiting measures. • Objective #3—Examine when and how product and package traceability, reporting and marking processes can be used by prime contractors, their suppliers, Federal government personnel and potentially other customers to confirm production authority by the original manufacturer of at-risk items. • Objective #4—Examine government/industry evaluation capabilities and determine whether improvement is needed. • Objective #5—Develop an anticounterfeiting training and outreach strategy for the Federal workforce. • Objective #6—Examine whether additional measures are needed to protect the rights and interests of the United States, recoup costs and prosecute offenders. E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

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LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION


Request for Comments--Poverty Data and LSC Funding Distribution

AGENCY: Legal Services Corporation.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: Since 1996, the Legal Services Corporation's annual 
appropriation has mandated that the Corporation distribute most of its 
appropriated funds to basic field programs for LSC-defined geographic 
areas so as to provide an equal figure per individual in poverty for 
each geographic area. The appropriation has further mandated that the 
number of individuals in poverty in each geographic area be determined 
by the Bureau of the Census ``on the basis of the most recent decennial 
census.'' The 2010 decennial census, however, did not collect poverty 
data for the 50 states, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, so 
``the most recent decennial census'' will not provide a basis for 
determining how many people in poverty are within those jurisdictions. 
The LSC Board of Directors requests comments on a proposal by LSC's 
management to address this issue by making recommendations to the 
President and to Congress that: (1) The determination of the number of 
individuals in poverty in each geographic area be made by the Bureau of 
the Census, without any reference to the decennial census as the basis 
for that determination; (2) funding be reallocated among geographic 
areas every three years based on updated poverty population 
determinations by the Bureau of the Census; and (3) the first 
reallocation be phased in over two years, in Fiscal Year 2013 and 
Fiscal Year 2014.

DATES: Written comments will be accepted until September 8, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by mail, fax or e-mail to 
Mark Freedman, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Legal Services 
Corporation, 3333 K St., NW., Washington, DC 20007; 202-295-1623 
(phone); 202-337-6519 (fax); mfreedman@lsc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Freedman, Senior Assistant 
General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K St., NW., 
Washington, DC 20007; 202-295-1623 (phone); 202-337-6519 (fax); 
mfreedman@lsc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Legal Services Corporation (``LSC'' or 
``Corporation'') was established by the United States Congress ``for 
the purpose of providing financial support for legal assistance in 
noncriminal matters or proceedings to persons financially unable to 
afford such assistance.'' 42 U.S.C. 2996b(a). LSC performs this 
function primarily through providing Federal funding to civil legal aid 
programs providing legal services to low-income persons throughout the 
United States and its possessions and territories in geographic areas 
determined by LSC. Since 1996, the Legal Services Corporation's annual 
appropriation has mandated that the Corporation distribute most of its 
appropriated funds to basic field programs for LSC-defined geographic 
areas so as to provide an equal figure per individual in poverty for 
each geographic area. The appropriation has further mandated that the 
number of individuals in poverty in each geographic area be determined 
by the Bureau of the Census ``on the basis of the most recent decennial 
census.'' (Certain exceptions apply for areas in which other adjusted 
population counts have been historically used.) Public Law 104-134, 
Title V, 501(a), 110 Stat. 1321, 1321-50 (1996) (incorporated by 
reference thereafter). Under that mandate, LSC has reallocated funding 
every ten years. The 2010 U.S. census,

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however, did not collect poverty population data for the 50 states, the 
District of Columbia or Puerto Rico. The Bureau of the Census has other 
data for making U.S. poverty population determinations in those areas.
    LSC management has proposed to the LSC Board of Directors 
(``Board'') that LSC request an update to the statutory mandate in 
light of the elimination of poverty data from almost all of the 2010 
census. LSC management has proposed that LSC make recommendations to 
the President and to Congress that: (1) The determination of the number 
of individuals in poverty in each geographic area be made by the Bureau 
of the Census, without any reference to the decennial census as the 
basis for that determination; (2) funding be reallocated among 
geographic areas every three years based on updated poverty population 
determinations by the Bureau of the Census; and (3) the first 
reallocation be phased in over two years, in Fiscal Year 2013 and 
Fiscal Year 2014.
    LSC management presented this proposal to the Board's Operations 
and Regulations Committee (``Committee'') on July 20, 2011, which also 
received a presentation of recommendations from the National Legal Aid 
and Defender Association (``NLADA''). The Committee then presented 
management's proposal to the full board on July 21, 2011. The Board 
adopted the recommendation of management and the Committee that LSC 
publish management's proposal in the Federal Register for comment. The 
committee will meet to consider all comments received and make a 
recommendation to the Board for a final decision by early September of 
2011.
    LSC management's proposal ``Management Recommendation on Funding 
Reallocation Issues'' (July 13, 2011) and NLADA's recommendations can 
both be found at: http://www.lsc.gov/about/mattersforcomment.php.
    LSC invites public comment on this issue. Interested parties may 
submit comments to LSC within 30 days.

     Dated: August 3, 2011.
Victor M. Fortuno,
Vice President & General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2011-20162 Filed 8-8-11; 8:45 am]
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