Notice of Funding Opportunity and Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program, 11592-11593 [2012-4258]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 11592 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 38 / Monday, February 27, 2012 / Notices In connection with the final disposition of this investigation, the Commission may (1) issue an order that could result in the exclusion of the subject articles from entry into the United States, and/or (2) issue one or more cease and desist orders that could result in the respondent(s) being required to cease and desist from engaging in unfair acts in the importation and sale of such articles. Accordingly, in addition to the issues identified above, the Commission is interested in receiving written submissions that address the form of remedy, if any, that should be ordered. If a party seeks exclusion of an article from entry into the United States for purposes other than entry for consumption, the party should so indicate and provide information establishing that activities involving other types of entry either are adversely affecting it or likely to do so. For background, see In the Matter of Certain Devices for Connecting Computers via Telephone Lines, Inv. No. 337–TA–360, USITC Pub. No. 2843 (December 1994) (Commission Opinion). If the Commission contemplates some form of remedy, it must consider the effects of that remedy upon the public interest. The factors the Commission will consider include the effect that an exclusion order and/or cease and desist orders would have on (1) the public health and welfare, (2) competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, (3) U.S. production of articles that are like or directly competitive with those that are subject to investigation, and (4) U.S. consumers. The Commission is therefore interested in receiving written submissions that address the aforementioned public interest factors in the context of this investigation. If the Commission orders some form of remedy, the U.S. Trade Representative, as delegated by the President, has 60 days to approve or disapprove the Commission’s action. See Presidential Memorandum of July 21, 2005, 70 FR 43251 (July 26, 2005). During this period, the subject articles would be entitled to enter the United States under bond, in an amount determined by the Commission. The Commission is therefore interested in receiving submissions concerning the amount of the bond that should be imposed if a remedy is ordered. Written Submissions: The parties to the investigation are requested to file written submissions on only the issues identified in this notice. Parties to the investigation, interested government agencies, and any other interested parties are encouraged to file written submissions on the issues of remedy, VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Feb 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 the public interest, and bonding. Such submissions should address the ALJ’s recommendation on remedy and bonding. Complainants and the Commission investigative attorney are also requested to submit proposed remedial orders for the Commission’s consideration. Complainants are also requested to state the dates that each of the asserted patents are set to expire and the HTSUS numbers under which the accused products are imported. The written submissions and proposed remedial orders must be filed no later than close of business on Friday, March 2, 2012. Reply submissions must be filed no later than the close of business on Friday, March 9, 2012. No further submissions on these issues will be permitted unless otherwise ordered by the Commission. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document and 8 true copies thereof on or before the deadlines stated above with the Office of the Secretary. Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in confidence must request confidential treatment unless the information has already been granted such treatment during the proceedings. All such requests should be directed to the Secretary of the Commission and must include a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR 210.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is sought will be treated accordingly. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in Part 210 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR part 210). By order of the Commission. Issued: February 21, 2012. James R. Holbein, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2012–4394 Filed 2–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Funding Opportunity and Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program Employment and Training Administration, Labor. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA). ACTION: Funding Opportunity Number: SGA/ DFA PY 11–08. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Labor (the Department) announces the availability of up to $500 million in grant funds to be awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants program. The TAACCCT grants program provides eligible institutions of higher education, as defined in section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1002), with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less, and are suited for workers who are eligible for training under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers Program (‘‘TAAeligible workers’’) of the Trade Act of 1974 (as amended) 19 U.S.C. 2271– 2323, as well as other adults. Eligible institutions may be located in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or the U.S. territories; however, the competitiveness of institutions in the U.S. territories under this SGA may be impacted by their limited opportunity to serve TAA-eligible workers. The Department intends to fund multi-year grants to eligible institutions for either developing new education and career training program strategies or for replicating existing evidence-based design, development, and/or delivery strategies for such programs. In accordance with the TAACCCT requirement that each state receive at least 0.5 percent of the approximately $500 million total amount of funds available under this SGA, the Department intends to fund grants of $2.5 to $3.0 million to applicants from each State, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. In addition to grants of $2.5 to $3.0 million to individual applicants, the Department intends to fund grants of $5 million to $15 million to consortium applicants that propose programs that will impact TAA-eligible workers and other adults across a state, region or regions, industry sector or cluster of related industries. Eligible institutions that received individual grants or were the ‘‘lead institution’’ under the Solicitation for Grant Applications for TAACCCT Grants Program Funding Opportunity Number: SGA/DFA PY 10– 03, dated January 20, 2011, are not eligible to apply for grants under this SGA, however, may serve as member institutions in a consortium application under this SGA. The complete SGA and any subsequent SGA amendments, in E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 38 / Monday, February 27, 2012 / Notices connection with this solicitation are described in further detail on ETA’s Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/ grants/ or on http://www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures and other program requirements governing this solicitation. DATES: The closing date for receipt of applications is May 24, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Abdullah, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N–4716, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202–693–3346. Signed February 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. Donna Kelly, Grant Officer, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–4258 Filed 2–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: Notice. 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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of ‘‘General Inquiries to State Agency Contacts.’’ A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the Addresses section of this notice on or before April 27, 2012. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Feb 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also may be transmitted by fax to 202–691–5111 (this is not a toll free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) awards funds to State agencies in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands, hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘States’’) in order to jointly conduct BLS/State Labor Market Information and Occupational Safety and Health Statistics cooperative statistical programs, which themselves have been approved by OMB separately, as follows: Current Employment Statistics ... Local Area Unemployment Statistics ....................................... Occupational Employment Statistics ....................................... Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Report ......... Annual Refiling Survey ............... Labor Market Information Cooperative Agreement ................... Multiple Worksite Report ............ Mass Layoff Statistics ................. Annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses .............. Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries ........................................ BLS/OSHS Federal State Cooperative Agreement ................... 1220–0011 1220–0017 1220–0042 1220–0012 1220–0032 1220–0079 1220–0134 1220–0090 1220–0045 1220–0133 1220–0149 To ensure the timely flow of information and to be able to evaluate and improve the BLS/State cooperative programs management and operations, it is necessary to conduct ongoing communications between the BLS and its State partners. Whether information requests deal with program deliverables, program enhancements, operations, or administrative issues, questions and dialogue are crucial to the successful implementation of these programs. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the General Inquiries to State Agency Contacts. Information collected under this clearance is used to support the administrative and programmatic needs of jointly conducted BLS/State Labor Market Information and Occupational Safety and Health Statistics cooperative statistical programs. PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 11593 III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics 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. • 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. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: General Inquiries to State Agency Contacts. OMB Number: 1220–0168. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Total Respondents: 54. Frequency: As needed. Total Responses: 23,890. Average Time per Response: 40 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 15,927. 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 also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC this 21st day of February 2012. Kimberley D. Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2012–4370 Filed 2–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 38 (Monday, February 27, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11592-11593]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-4258]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice of Funding Opportunity and Solicitation for Grant 
Applications (SGA) for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community 
College and Career Training Grants Program

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice of Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA).

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    Funding Opportunity Number: SGA/DFA PY 11-08.

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Labor (the Department) announces the 
availability of up to $500 million in grant funds to be awarded under 
the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training 
(TAACCCT) grants program. The TAACCCT grants program provides eligible 
institutions of higher education, as defined in section 102 of the 
Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1002), with funds to expand and 
improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs 
that can be completed in two years or less, and are suited for workers 
who are eligible for training under the Trade Adjustment Assistance 
(TAA) for Workers Program (``TAA-eligible workers'') of the Trade Act 
of 1974 (as amended) 19 U.S.C. 2271-2323, as well as other adults. 
Eligible institutions may be located in the 50 States, the District of 
Columbia, Puerto Rico or the U.S. territories; however, the 
competitiveness of institutions in the U.S. territories under this SGA 
may be impacted by their limited opportunity to serve TAA-eligible 
workers.
    The Department intends to fund multi-year grants to eligible 
institutions for either developing new education and career training 
program strategies or for replicating existing evidence-based design, 
development, and/or delivery strategies for such programs.
    In accordance with the TAACCCT requirement that each state receive 
at least 0.5 percent of the approximately $500 million total amount of 
funds available under this SGA, the Department intends to fund grants 
of $2.5 to $3.0 million to applicants from each State, the District of 
Columbia, and Puerto Rico. In addition to grants of $2.5 to $3.0 
million to individual applicants, the Department intends to fund grants 
of $5 million to $15 million to consortium applicants that propose 
programs that will impact TAA-eligible workers and other adults across 
a state, region or regions, industry sector or cluster of related 
industries. Eligible institutions that received individual grants or 
were the ``lead institution'' under the Solicitation for Grant 
Applications for TAACCCT Grants Program Funding Opportunity Number: 
SGA/DFA PY 10-03, dated January 20, 2011, are not eligible to apply for 
grants under this SGA, however, may serve as member institutions in a 
consortium application under this SGA.
    The complete SGA and any subsequent SGA amendments, in

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connection with this solicitation are described in further detail on 
ETA's Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/grants/ or on http://www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, 
eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures and other 
program requirements governing this solicitation.

DATES: The closing date for receipt of applications is May 24, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Abdullah, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Room N-4716, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202-693-3346.

    Signed February 16, 2012 in Washington, DC.
Donna Kelly,
Grant Officer, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-4258 Filed 2-24-12; 8:45 am]
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