Hearing of the Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence, 12881-12882 [2012-5169]

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Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OJP (OJP) Docket No. 1582] Hearing of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Justice. ACTION: Notice of hearing. AGENCY: This is an announcement of the third hearing of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence (the ‘‘task force’’). The task force is chartered to provide OJP, a component of the Department of Justice, with valuable advice in the areas of children exposed to violence for the purpose of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12881 addressing the epidemic levels of exposure to violence faced by our nation’s children. Based on the testimony at four public hearings; comprehensive research; and extensive input from experts, advocates, and impacted families and communities nationwide, the task force will issue a final report to the Attorney General presenting its findings and comprehensive policy recommendations in the fall of 2012. DATES: The hearing will take place on Monday, March 19, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, March 20, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. ADDRESSES: The hearing will take place in the multi-purpose room at the University of Miami Newman Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, Florida, 33146. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Will Bronson, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Deputy Associate Administrator, Child Protection Division, Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531. Phone: (202) 305–2427 [note: this is not a toll-free number]; email: willie.bronson@usdoj.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This hearing is being convened to brief the task force members about the issue of children’s exposure to violence. The final agenda is subject to adjustment, but it is anticipated that on March 19, there will be two hours of public testimony. On March 20, there will be a morning and afternoon session, with a break for lunch. The morning session will likely include welcoming remarks, introductions, and panel presentations from invited guests on the impact of children’s exposure to violence. The afternoon session will likely include a working meeting of the task force. On the morning of March 21, there will be a facilitated roundtable discussion with task force members and invited guests, followed by a break for lunch. The afternoon session will likely be devoted to a working meeting of task force members. This meeting is open to the public. Members of the public who wish to attend this meeting must provide photo identification upon entering the hearing facility. Access to the meeting will not be allowed without identification. Public testimony must be provided in person and will be limited to five (5) minutes per witness. Those wishing to provide public testimony during the hearing should register with Will Bronson at defendingchildhoodtaskforce E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 12882 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 42 / Friday, March 2, 2012 / Notices @nccdcrc.org at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting. Registrations will be accepted on a space-available basis. Testimony will not be allowed without prior registration. Please bring photo identification and allow extra time prior to the meeting for your arrival. Anyone requiring special accommodations should notify Mr. Bronson at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting. Written Comments: The Department strongly encourages interested parties and organizations to submit written comments and testimony for review by the task force by April 24, 2012, to Will Bronson, Designated Federal Official for the task force, at defendingchildhood taskforce@nccdcrc.org. The task force expects that any public statements presented by individuals/organizations during the public comment portion of the hearing will not repeat previously submitted statements. Catherine Pierce, Associate Administrator, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Child Protection Division. 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DATES: Effective Date: This notice is effective March 2, 2012. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Mar 01, 2012 Jkt 226001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William L. Carlson, Ph.D., Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC), U.S. Department of Labor, Room C–4312, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: 202–693–3010 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States (U.S.) Citizenship and Immigration Services of the Department of Homeland Security will not approve an employer’s petition for the admission of H–2A nonimmigrant temporary agricultural workers in the U.S. unless the petitioner has received from the Department an H–2A labor certification. The H–2A labor certification provides that: (1) There are not sufficient U.S. workers who are able, willing, and qualified, and who will be available at the time and place needed to perform the labor or services involved in the petition; and (2) the employment of the foreign worker(s) in such labor or services will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of workers in the U.S. similarly employed. 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a), 1184(c)(1), and 1188(a); 8 CFR 214.2(h)(5) and (6). Allowable Meal Charge Among the minimum benefits and working conditions which the Department requires employers to offer their U.S. and H–2A workers are three meals a day or free and convenient cooking and kitchen facilities. 20 CFR 655.122(g). Where the employer provides the meals, the job offer must state the charge, if any, to the worker for such meals. The Department provides, at 20 CFR 655.173(a), the methodology for determining the maximum amounts that H–2A agricultural employers may charge their U.S. and foreign workers for providing them with three meals per day. This methodology provides for annual adjustments of the previous year’s maximum allowable charge based upon updated Consumer Price Index (CPI) data. The maximum charge allowed by 20 CFR 655.122(g) is adjusted by the same percentage as the 12 month percent change in the CPI for all Urban Consumers for Food (CPI–U for Food). The OFLC Certifying Officer may also permit an employer to charge workers a higher amount for providing them with three meals a day, if the higher amount is justified and sufficiently documented by the employer, as set forth in 20 CFR 655.173(b). The Department has determined the percentage change between December of 2010 and December of 2011 for the CPI– U for Food was 3.7 percent. PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Accordingly, the maximum allowable charge under 20 CFR 655.122(g) shall be no more than $11.13 per day, unless the OFLC Certifying Officer approves a higher charge as authorized under 20 CFR 655.173(b). Reimbursement for Daily Travel Subsistence The regulations at 20 CFR 655.122(h) establish that the minimum daily travel subsistence expense, for which a worker is entitled to reimbursement, is equivalent to the employer’s daily charge for three meals or, if the employer makes no charge, the amount permitted under 20 CFR 655.122(g). The maximum meals component of the daily travel subsistence expense is based upon the standard minimum Continental United States (CONUS) per diem rate as stated by the General Services Administration (GSA) at 41 CFR part 301, appendix A. The CONUS meal component remains $46.00 per day. Workers who qualify for travel reimbursement are entitled to reimbursement for meals up to the CONUS meal rate when they provide receipts. In determining the appropriate amount of reimbursement for meals for less than a full day, the employer may provide for meal expense reimbursement, with receipts, to 75 percent of the maximum reimbursement for meals of $34.50, as provided for in the GSA per diem schedule. If a worker has no receipts, the employer is not obligated to reimburse above the minimum stated at 20 CFR 655.122(g) as specified above. The Department also wishes to restate its policy on lodging during travel to and from the worksite. An employer is responsible for providing, paying in advance, or reimbursing a worker for the reasonable costs of transportation and daily subsistence between the employer’s worksite and the place from which the worker comes to work for the employer, if the worker completes 50 percent of the work contract period, and upon the worker completing the contract, return costs. In those instances where a worker must travel to obtain a visa so that the worker may enter the U.S. to come to work for the employer, the employer must pay for the transportation and daily subsistence costs of that part of the travel as well. The Department has traditionally interpreted the regulation to require the employer to assume responsibility for the reasonable costs associated with the worker’s travel, including transportation, food, and, in those instances where it is necessary, lodging. If not provided by the employer, the amount an employer must pay for E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 42 (Friday, March 2, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Office of Justice Programs

[OJP (OJP) Docket No. 1582]


Hearing of the Attorney General's National Task Force on Children 
Exposed to Violence

AGENCY: Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Justice.

ACTION: Notice of hearing.

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SUMMARY: This is an announcement of the third hearing of the Attorney 
General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence (the 
``task force''). The task force is chartered to provide OJP, a 
component of the Department of Justice, with valuable advice in the 
areas of children exposed to violence for the purpose of addressing the 
epidemic levels of exposure to violence faced by our nation's children. 
Based on the testimony at four public hearings; comprehensive research; 
and extensive input from experts, advocates, and impacted families and 
communities nationwide, the task force will issue a final report to the 
Attorney General presenting its findings and comprehensive policy 
recommendations in the fall of 2012.

DATES: The hearing will take place on Monday, March 19, 2012, from 5 
p.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, March 20, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; 
and on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The hearing will take place in the multi-purpose room at the 
University of Miami Newman Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral 
Gables, Florida, 33146.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Will Bronson, Designated Federal 
Officer (DFO), Deputy Associate Administrator, Child Protection 
Division, Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, Office 
of Justice Programs, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531. Phone: 
(202) 305-2427 [note: this is not a toll-free number]; email: 
willie.bronson@usdoj.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This hearing is being convened to brief the 
task force members about the issue of children's exposure to violence. 
The final agenda is subject to adjustment, but it is anticipated that 
on March 19, there will be two hours of public testimony. On March 20, 
there will be a morning and afternoon session, with a break for lunch. 
The morning session will likely include welcoming remarks, 
introductions, and panel presentations from invited guests on the 
impact of children's exposure to violence. The afternoon session will 
likely include a working meeting of the task force. On the morning of 
March 21, there will be a facilitated roundtable discussion with task 
force members and invited guests, followed by a break for lunch. The 
afternoon session will likely be devoted to a working meeting of task 
force members.
    This meeting is open to the public. Members of the public who wish 
to attend this meeting must provide photo identification upon entering 
the hearing facility. Access to the meeting will not be allowed without 
identification. Public testimony must be provided in person and will be 
limited to five (5) minutes per witness. Those wishing to provide 
public testimony during the hearing should register with Will Bronson 
at defendingchildhoodtaskforce

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@nccdcrc.org at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting. 
Registrations will be accepted on a space-available basis. Testimony 
will not be allowed without prior registration. Please bring photo 
identification and allow extra time prior to the meeting for your 
arrival.
    Anyone requiring special accommodations should notify Mr. Bronson 
at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting.
    Written Comments: The Department strongly encourages interested 
parties and organizations to submit written comments and testimony for 
review by the task force by April 24, 2012, to Will Bronson, Designated 
Federal Official for the task force, at 
defendingchildhoodtaskforce@nccdcrc.org. The task force expects that 
any public statements presented by individuals/organizations during the 
public comment portion of the hearing will not repeat previously 
submitted statements.

Catherine Pierce,
Associate Administrator, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile 
Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Child Protection Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-5169 Filed 3-1-12; 8:45 am]
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