160th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Meeting, 11159-11160 [2012-4338]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 37 / Friday, February 24, 2012 / Notices 33 U.S.C. 1321(b), against multiple parties, including MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC (‘‘MOEX’’), in connection with the discharge of oil into the Gulf of Mexico resulting from the April 20, 2010 blowout of the Macondo well and explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. The Complaint alleges that MOEX is liable for civil penalties as a co-lessee of the Macondo well and as co-owner of the well casing and equipment. Pursuant to the proposed Consent Decree, MOEX will pay $70 million in civil penalties, of which $45 million will go to the United States and the remaining $25 million will be divided among the states of Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Texas. The proposed Consent Decree also requires MOEX to perform supplemental environmental projects valued at $20 million in the Gulf States proximate to the Gulf of Mexico. The proposed Consent Decree does not resolve all claims in the Complaint alleged against MOEX, nor does it resolve claims alleged in the Complaint against other parties. The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and either emailed to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig ‘‘Deepwater Horizon’’ in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010, MDL 2179, D.J. Ref. 90–5–1– 1–10026. During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site: http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Consent Decree may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611 or by faxing or emailing a request to ‘‘Consent Decree Copy’’ (EESCDCopy.ENRD@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514–0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514–5271. If requesting a copy from the Consent Decree Library by mail, please enclose a check in the amount of $13.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury or, if requesting by fax, forward a check in that amount to the VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Feb 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 Consent Decree Library at the address given above. Maureen M. Katz, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2012–4368 Filed 2–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Settlement Agreement Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act Notice is hereby given that on February 9, 2012, a proposed Settlement Agreement (the ‘‘Agreement’’) in In re: Wood Treaters, LLC, Bankruptcy Case No. 3:09–bk–01895–PMG, was lodged with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida. In this Chapter 7 bankruptcy case, the United States filed a claim for administrative expenses seeking payment under Section 107(a)(1) and (2) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9607(a)(1) and (2), of past and future costs incurred by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’) for environmental response activities related to the releases and threatened releases of hazardous substances from the Fairfax Street Wood Treaters Site, located at 2610 Fairfax Street in Jacksonville, Duvall County, Florida. The Site was formerly operated by Debtor Wood Treaters, LLC. Under the Agreement between the United States, on behalf of EPA, and the Chapter 7 Trustee, EPA covenants not to take administrative or civil action against the Debtor or Trustee pursuant to CERCLA Sections 106 or 107, 42 U.S.C. 9606 or 9607, subject to certain reservations of rights. In exchange, the United States, on behalf of EPA, shall have an allowed priority claim for administrative expenses of $4,352,672. Further, the Trustee shall pay the United States $70,000; pay the United States 25% of certain net proceeds retained from the recovery of pre-Chapter 7 conversion accounts receivable and from recovery claims under 11 U.S.C. 549; and assign to EPA all rights to insurance claims proceeds that the Trustee may collect on any insurance policy relating to environmental liability for the Site. To the extent that the aforementioned sums are insufficient to satisfy EPA’s allowed priority claim, the unpaid balance shall be converted to and allowed as a general nonpriority unsecured claim. PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11159 The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the Agreement. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and either emailed to pubcommentees.enrd@usdoj.gov or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to In re: Wood Treaters, LLC, D.J. Ref. 90–11–3–10194. During the public comment period, the Agreement may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, at http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Agreement may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611 or by faxing or emailing a request to ‘‘Consent Decree Copy’’ (EESCDCopy.ENRD@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514–0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514–5271. If requesting a copy from the Consent Decree Library by mail, please enclose a check in the amount of $5.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury or, if requesting by email or fax, forward a check in that amount to the Consent Decree Library at the address given above. Henry Friedman, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2012–4350 Filed 2–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration 160th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Meeting Pursuant to the authority contained in Section 512 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1142, the 160th open meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will be held on March 13, 2012. The meeting will take place in Room S–2508, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. The purpose of the open meeting, which will run from 1:30 p.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, is to welcome the new members, introduce the Council Chair and Vice Chair, receive an update from E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 11160 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 37 / Friday, February 24, 2012 / Notices the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Employee Benefits Security Administration, and determine the topics to be addressed by the Council in 2012. Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written statement may do so by submitting 30 copies on or before March 6, 2012 to Larry Good, Executive Secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, Suite N–5623, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Statements also may be submitted as email attachments in text or pdf format transmitted to good.larry@dol.gov. It is requested that statements not be included in the body of the email. Statements deemed relevant by the Advisory Council and received on or before March 6, 2012 will be included in the record of the meeting and available in the EBSA Public Disclosure room. Do not include any personally identifiable information (such as name, address, or other contact information) or confidential business information that you do not want publicly disclosed. Individuals or representatives of organizations wishing to address the Advisory Council should forward their requests to the Executive Secretary by email or telephone (202–693–8668). Oral presentations will be limited to ten minutes, time permitting, but an extended statement may be submitted for the record. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact the Executive Secretary by March 6. Signed at Washington, DC this 21st day of February, 2012. Michael L. Davis, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–4338 Filed 2–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Period for Maine and Michigan Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: • Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on January 24, 2012, Maine and Michigan do not meet one of the necessary criteria to remain on in the EB program: Having a TUR trigger rate at least ten percent greater than the rate for a comparable period in any of the three prior years. This triggered Maine and Michigan ‘‘off’’ the EB program with the week ending January 28, 2012. The end of the payable period in both states in the EB program will be February 18, 2012. The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the EB program can be found at: http://ows.doleta.gov/ unemploy/claims_arch.asp. Information for Claimants The duration of benefits payable in the EB program, and the terms and conditions on which they are payable, are governed by the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970, as amended, and the operating instructions issued to the states by the U.S. Department of Labor. In the case of a state concluding an EB period, the State Workforce Agency will furnish a written notice of potential entitlement to each individual who has exhausted all rights to regular benefits and is potentially eligible for EB (20 CFR 615.13(c)(1)). Persons who believe they may be entitled to EB, or who wish to inquire about their rights under the program, should contact their State Workforce Agency. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Gibbons, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Frances Perkins Bldg., Room S–4524, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693–3008 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email: gibbons.scott@dol.gov. Signed in Washington, DC this 16th day of February, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–4295 Filed 2–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P This notice announces a change in status of payable periods under the EB program for Maine and Michigan. The following changes have occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding these States’ EB status: SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Feb 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of a Change in Status of the Payable Periods in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) Program for Connecticut and Missouri Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces a change in status of the payable periods in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) program for Connecticut and Missouri. Public Law 111–312 extended provisions in Public Law 111–92 which amended prior laws to create a Third and Fourth Tier of benefits within the EUC08 program for qualified unemployed workers claiming benefits in high unemployment states. The Department of Labor produces a trigger notice indicating which states qualify for EUC08 benefits within Tiers Three and Four and provides the beginning and ending dates of payable periods for each qualifying state. The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the EUC08 program can be found at: http:// ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/ claims_arch.asp. The following changes have occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding these States’ EUC08 status: • Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on January 24, 2012, the three month average, seasonally adjusted total unemployment rate for Connecticut and Missouri fell below the 8.5% threshold to remain ‘‘on’’ in Tier 4 of the EUC08 program. As a result, the current maximum potential entitlement for Connecticut and Missouri in the EUC08 program will decrease from 53 weeks to 47 weeks. The week ending February 18, 2012 will be the last week in which EUC claimants in Connecticut and Missouri can exhaust Tier 3, and establish Tier 4 eligibility. Under the phase-out provisions, claimants can receive any remaining entitlement they have in Tier 4 after February 18, 2012. SUMMARY: Information for Claimants The duration of benefits payable in the EUC program, and the terms and conditions under which they are payable, are governed by public laws 110–252, 110–449, 111–5, 111–92, 111– 118, 111–144, 111–157, 111–205, 111– 312, and 112–78, and the operating instructions issued to the states by the U.S. Department of Labor. Persons who E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 37 (Friday, February 24, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11159-11160]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-4338]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employee Benefits Security Administration


160th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and 
Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to the authority contained in Section 512 of the Employee 
Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1142, the 
160th open meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and 
Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will 
be held on March 13, 2012.
    The meeting will take place in Room S-2508, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. The purpose 
of the open meeting, which will run from 1:30 p.m. to approximately 
4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, is to welcome the new members, 
introduce the Council Chair and Vice Chair, receive an update from

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the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Employee Benefits Security 
Administration, and determine the topics to be addressed by the Council 
in 2012.
    Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written 
statement may do so by submitting 30 copies on or before March 6, 2012 
to Larry Good, Executive Secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Suite N-5623, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210. Statements also may be submitted as email 
attachments in text or pdf format transmitted to good.larry@dol.gov. It 
is requested that statements not be included in the body of the email. 
Statements deemed relevant by the Advisory Council and received on or 
before March 6, 2012 will be included in the record of the meeting and 
available in the EBSA Public Disclosure room. Do not include any 
personally identifiable information (such as name, address, or other 
contact information) or confidential business information that you do 
not want publicly disclosed.
    Individuals or representatives of organizations wishing to address 
the Advisory Council should forward their requests to the Executive 
Secretary by email or telephone (202-693-8668). Oral presentations will 
be limited to ten minutes, time permitting, but an extended statement 
may be submitted for the record. Individuals with disabilities who need 
special accommodations should contact the Executive Secretary by March 
6.

    Signed at Washington, DC this 21st day of February, 2012.
Michael L. Davis,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-4338 Filed 2-23-12; 8:45 am]
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