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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 28, 2012 / Notices controlled substances in California, the jurisdiction in which he maintains his DEA registration. (Mot. at 1.) The Government contends that such state authority is a necessary condition for maintaining a DEA COR and therefore asks that I summarily recommend to the Administrator that Respondent’s COR be revoked and any pending applications for renewal or modification be denied. (Mot. at 1–2.) In support of its motion, the Government cites Agency precedent and attaches the Interim Suspension Order issued by the Medical Board of California, marked for identification as Exhibit B. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES B. Respondent As noted above, Respondent did not respond to the Government’s Motion for Summary Disposition, or seek an extension within the deadline for response, and is therefore deemed to waive objection. III. Discussion At issue is whether Respondent may maintain his DEA COR given that California has suspended Respondent from the practice of medicine or surgery. Under 21 U.S.C. § 824(a)(3), a practitioner’s loss of state authority to engage in the practice of medicine and to handle controlled substances is grounds to revoke a practitioner’s registration. Accordingly, this Agency has consistently held that a person may not hold a DEA registration if he is without appropriate authority under the laws of the state in which he does business. See Scott Sandarg, D.M.D., 74 Fed. Reg. 17,528 (DEA 2009); David W. Wang, M.D., 72 Fed. Reg. 54,297 (DEA 2007); Sheran Arden Yeates, M.D., 71 Fed. Reg. 39,130 (DEA 2006); Dominick A. Ricci, M.D., 58 Fed. Reg. 51,104 (DEA 1993); Bobby Watts M.D., 53 Fed. Reg. 11,919 (DEA 1988). Summary disposition in a DEA suspension case is warranted even if the period of suspension of a respondent’s state medical license is temporary, or even if there is the potential for reinstatement of state authority because ‘‘revocation is also appropriate when a state license had been suspended, but with the possibility of future reinstatement.’’ Stuart A. Bergman, M.D., 70 Fed. Reg. 33,193 (DEA 2005); Roger A. Rodriguez, M.D., 70 Fed. Reg. 33,206 (DEA 2005). It is well-settled that when no question of fact is involved, or when the material facts are agreed upon, a plenary, adversarial administrative proceeding is not required, under the rationale that Congress does not intend administrative agencies to perform VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:29 Mar 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 meaningless tasks. See Layfe Robert Anthony, M.D., 67 Fed. Reg. 35,582 (DEA 2002); Michael G. Dolin, M.D., 65 Fed. Reg. 5661 (DEA 2000); see also Philip E. Kirk, M.D., 48 Fed. Reg. 32,887 (DEA 1983), aff’d sub nom. Kirk v. Mullen, 749 F.2d 297 (6th Cir. 1984). Accord Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Auth. v. EPA, 35 F.3d 600, 605 (1st Cir. 1994). In the instant case, the Government asserts, and Respondent does not contest, that Respondent’s California license to practice medicine and surgery is presently suspended. This allegation is confirmed by Government Exhibit B. I therefore find there is no genuine dispute as to any material fact, and that substantial evidence shows that Respondent is presently without state authority to handle controlled substances in California. Because ‘‘DEA does not have statutory authority under the Controlled Substances Act to maintain a registration if the registrant is without state authority to handle controlled substances in the state in which he practices,’’ Sheran Arden Yeates, M.D., 71 Fed. Reg. 39,130, 39,131 (DEA 2006), I conclude that summary disposition is appropriate. It is therefore ORDERED that the hearing in this case, scheduled to commence on November 15, 2011, is hereby CANCELLED; and it is further ORDERED that all proceedings before the undersigned are STAYED pending the Agency’s issuance of a final order. Recommended Decision I grant the Government’s Motion for Summary Disposition and recommend that Respondent’s DEA COR BL7325079 be revoked and any pending applications denied. September 19, 2011. s/Timothy D. Wing, Administrative Law Judge. [FR Doc. 2012–7421 Filed 3–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Title I of WIA (Pub. L. 105– 220) requires the U.S. Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to update and publish the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18865 LLSIL tables annually, for uses described in the law (including determining eligibility for youth). WIA defines the term ‘‘low income individual’’ as one who qualifies under various criteria, including an individual who received income for a six-month period that does not exceed the higher level of the poverty line or 70 percent of the LLSIL. This issuance provides the Secretary’s annual LLSIL for 2012 and references the current 2012 Health and Human Services ‘‘Poverty Guidelines.’’ DATES: This notice is effective March 28, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS ON LLSIL: Please contact Samuel Wright, Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S– 4231, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202–693–2870; Fax: 202– 693–33015 (these are not toll-free numbers); Email address: wright.samuel.e@dol.gov. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via Text Telephone (TTY/TDD) by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877–889–5627 (TTY/ TDD). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS ON FEDERAL YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS: Please contact Evan Rosenberg, Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N–4464, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202–693–3593; Fax: 202–693–3110 (these are not toll-free numbers); Email: Rosenberg.Evan@dol.gov. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877– 889–5627 (TTY/TDD). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of WIA is to provide workforce investment activities through statewide and local workforce investment systems that increase the employment, retention, and earnings of participants. WIA programs are intended to increase the occupational skill attainment by participants and the quality of the workforce, thereby reducing welfare dependency and enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of the Nation. LLSIL is used for several purposes under the WIA. Specifically, WIA Section 101(25) defines the term ‘‘low income individual’’ for eligibility purposes, and Sections 127(b)(2)(C) and 132(b)(1)(B)(v)(IV) define the terms ‘‘disadvantaged youth’’ and ‘‘disadvantaged adult’’ in terms of the E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 18866 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 28, 2012 / Notices poverty line or LLSIL for State formula allotments. The governor and State/local workforce investment boards (WIBs) use the LLSIL for determining eligibility for youth and adults for certain services. ETA encourages governors and State/ local WIBs to consult the WIA regulations and the preamble to the WIA Final Rule (published at 65 FR 49294 August 11, 2000) for more specific guidance in applying LLSIL to program requirements. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the most current povertylevel guidelines in the Federal Register on January 26, 2012 (Volume 77, Number 17), pp. 4034–4035. The HHS 2012 Poverty guidelines may also be found on the Internet at http:// aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/12poverty.shtml. ETA plans to have the 2012 LLSIL available on its Web site at http:// www.doleta.gov/llsil/2012/. WIA Section 101(24) defines LLSIL as ‘‘that income level (adjusted for regional, metropolitan, urban and rural differences and family size) determined annually by the Secretary [of Labor] based on the most recent lower living family budget issued by the Secretary.’’ The most recent lower living family budget was issued by the Secretary in fall 1981. The four-person urban family budget estimates, previously published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), provided the basis for the Secretary to determine the LLSIL. BLS terminated the four-person family budget series in 1982, after publication of the fall 1981 estimates. Currently, BLS provides data to ETA, which ETA then uses to develop the LLSIL tables, as provided in the Appendices to this Federal Register notice. ETA published the 2011 updates to the LLSIL in the Federal Register of March 21, 2011, at Vol. 76, No. 54, pp. 15343–15348. This notice again updates the LLSIL to reflect cost of living increases for 2011, by calculating the percentage change in the most recent 2011 Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI–U) for an area to the 2010 CPI–U, and then applying this calculation to each of the March 21, 2011 LLSIL figures. The updated figures for a four-person family are listed in Appendix A, Table 1, by region for both metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Numbers in all of the Appendix tables are rounded up to the nearest dollar. Since program eligibility for low-income individuals, ‘‘disadvantaged adults’’ and ‘‘disadvantaged youth’’ may be determined by family income at 70 percent of the LLSIL, pursuant to WIA Sections 101(25), 127(b)(2)(C), and VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:56 Mar 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 132(b)(1)(B)(v)(IV), respectively, those figures are listed as well. I. Jurisdictions Jurisdictions included in the various regions, based generally on the Census Regions of the U.S. Department of Commerce, are as follows: A. Northeast Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania Rhode Island, Vermont B. Midwest Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin C. South Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Northern Marianas, Oklahoma, Palau, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Kentucky, Louisiana, Marshall Islands, Maryland, Micronesia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virgin Islands, Virginia, West Virginia D. West Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming Additionally, separate figures have been provided for Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam as indicated in Appendix B, Table 2. For Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam, the year 2011 figures were updated from the 2011 ‘‘State Index’’ based on the ratio of the urban change in the State (using Anchorage for Alaska and Honolulu for Hawaii and Guam) compared to the West regional metropolitan change, and then applying that index to the West regional metropolitan change. Data on 23 selected Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) are also available. These are based on annual and semiannual CPI–U changes for a 12month period ending in December 2011. The updated LLSIL figures for these MSAs and 70 percent of LLSIL are reported in Appendix C, Table 3. Appendix D, Table 4 lists each of the various figures at 70 percent of the updated 2011 LLSIL for family sizes of one to six persons. Because Tables 1–3 only list the LLSIL for a family of four, Table 4 can be used to separately determine the LLSIL for families of between one and six persons. For families larger than six persons, an amount equal to the difference between the six-person and the five-person family income levels should be added to the six-person family income level for each additional person in the family. Where the poverty level for a particular family size is greater than the corresponding 70 percent of the LLSIL PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 figure, the figure is shaded. A modified Microsoft Excel version of Appendix D, Table 4, with the area names, will be available on the ETA LLSIL Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/llsil/2012/. Appendix E, Table 5, indicates 100 percent of LLSIL for family sizes of one to six, and is used to determine selfsufficiency as noted at 20 CFR 663.230 of the WIA regulations and WIA Section 134(d)(3)(A)(ii). II. Use of These Data Governors should designate the appropriate LLSILs for use within the State from Appendices A, B, and C, containing Tables 1 through 3. Appendices D and E, which contain Tables 4 and 5, which adjust a family of four figure for larger and smaller families, may be used with any LLSIL designated. The governor’s designation may be provided by disseminating information on MSAs and metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas within the State or it may involve further calculations. For example, the State of New Jersey may have four or more LLSIL figures for Northeast metropolitan, Northeast nonmetropolitan, portions of the State in the New York City MSA, and those in the Philadelphia MSA. If a workforce investment area includes areas that would be covered by more than one figure, the governor may determine which is to be used. Under 20 CFR 661.110, a State’s policies and measures for the workforce investment system shall be accepted by the Secretary to the extent that they are consistent with WIA and WIA regulations. III. Disclaimer on Statistical Uses It should be noted that publication of these figures is only for the purpose of meeting the requirements specified by WIA as defined in the law and regulations. BLS has not revised the lower living family budget since 1981, and has no plans to do so. The fourperson urban family budget estimates series has been terminated. The CPI–U adjustments used to update LLSIL for this publication are not precisely comparable, most notably because certain tax items were included in the 1981 LLSIL, but are not in the CPI–U. Thus, these figures should not be used for any statistical purposes, and are valid only for those purposes under WIA as defined in the law and regulations. E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 18867 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 28, 2012 / Notices Appendix A TABLE 1—LOWER LIVING STANDARD INCOME LEVEL (FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR PERSONS) BY REGION 1 2012 adjusted LLSIL Region 2 Northeast Metro ............................................................................................................................................................................. Non-Metro 3 ................................................................................................................................................................... Midwest Metro ............................................................................................................................................................................. Non-Metro ..................................................................................................................................................................... South Metro ............................................................................................................................................................................. Non-Metro ..................................................................................................................................................................... West Metro ............................................................................................................................................................................. Non-Metro 4 ................................................................................................................................................................... 70 percent LLSIL $40,521 38,745 $28,365 27,122 35,749 34,629 25,024 24,240 34,578 34,082 24,205 23,857 38,944 37,530 27,261 26,271 1 For ease of use, these figures are rounded to the next highest dollar. 2 Metropolitan area measures were calculated from the weighted average CPI–U’s for city size classes A and B/C. Non-metropolitan area measures were calculated from the CPI–U’s for city size class D. 3 Non-metropolitan area percent changes for the Northeast region are no longer available. The Non-metropolitan percent change was calculated using the U.S. average CPI–U for city size class D. 4 Non-metropolitan area percent changes for the West region are based on unpublished BLS data. Appendix B TABLE 2—LOWER LIVING STANDARD INCOME LEVEL (FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR PERSONS), FOR ALASKA, HAWAII AND GUAM 1 2012 adjusted LLSIL Region Alaska Metro ............................................................................................................................................................................. Non-Metro 2 ................................................................................................................................................................... Hawaii, Guam Metro ............................................................................................................................................................................. Non-Metro 2 ................................................................................................................................................................... 70 percent LLSIL $46,311 47,090 $32,418 32,963 50,089 50,272 35,062 35,190 1 For ease of use, these figures are rounded to the next highest dollar. 2 Non-Metropolitan percent changes for Alaska, Hawaii and Guam were calculated from the CPI–U’s for all urban consumers for city size class D in the Western Region. Generally the non-metro areas LLSIL is lower than the LLSIL in metro areas. This year the non-metro area LLSIL incomes were larger because the change in CPI–U was smaller in the metro areas compared to the change in CPI–U in the non-metro areas of Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. Appendix C TABLE 3—LOWER LIVING STANDARD INCOME LEVEL (FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR PERSONS), FOR 23 SELECTED MSAS 1 2012 adjusted LLSIL tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) Anchorage, AK ......................................................................................................................................................... Atlanta, GA .............................................................................................................................................................. Boston—Brockton—Nashua, MA/NH/ME/CT .......................................................................................................... Chicago—Gary—Kenosha, IL/IN/WI ....................................................................................................................... Cincinnati—Hamilton, OH/KY/IN ............................................................................................................................. Cleveland—Akron, OH ............................................................................................................................................ Dallas—Ft. Worth, TX .............................................................................................................................................. Denver—Boulder—Greeley, CO .............................................................................................................................. Detroit—Ann Arbor—Flint, MI .................................................................................................................................. Honolulu, HI ............................................................................................................................................................. Houston—Galveston—Brazoria, TX ........................................................................................................................ Kansas City, MO/KS ................................................................................................................................................ Los Angeles—Riverside—Orange County, CA ....................................................................................................... Milwaukee—Racine, WI ........................................................................................................................................... Minneapolis—St. Paul, MN/WI ................................................................................................................................ New York—Northern NJ—Long Island, NY/NJ/CT/PA ........................................................................................... Philadelphia—Wilmington—Atlantic City, PA/NJ/DE/MD ........................................................................................ Pittsburgh, PA .......................................................................................................................................................... St. Louis, MO/IL ....................................................................................................................................................... San Diego, CA ......................................................................................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:56 Mar 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 $47,469 32,617 43,364 37,012 35,188 36,836 32,781 37,064 34,477 51,191 32,109 34,261 40,915 35,205 35,186 42,832 38,992 42,595 33,341 44,737 70 percent LLSIL $33,228 22,832 30,355 25,908 24,632 25,785 22,947 25,945 24,134 35,834 22,476 23,983 28,641 24,644 24,630 29,982 27,294 29,817 23,339 31,316 18868 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 28, 2012 / Notices TABLE 3—LOWER LIVING STANDARD INCOME LEVEL (FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR PERSONS), FOR 23 SELECTED MSAS 1— Continued 2012 adjusted LLSIL Metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) San Francisco—Oakland—San Jose, CA ............................................................................................................... Seattle—Tacoma—Bremerton, WA ......................................................................................................................... Washington—Baltimore, DC/MD/VA/WV 2 .............................................................................................................. 1 For 70 percent LLSIL 41,689 42,465 43,606 29,182 29,726 30,524 ease of use, these figures are rounded to the next highest dollar. and Washington are calculated as a single metropolitan statistical area. 2 Baltimore Appendix D Table 4: 70 Percent of Updated 2012 Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL), by Family Size To use the 70 percent LLSIL value, where it is stipulated for the WIA programs, begin by locating the region or metropolitan area where the program applicant resides. These are listed in Tables 1, 2 and 3. After locating the appropriate region or metropolitan statistical area, find the 70 percent LLSIL amount for that location. The 70 percent LLSIL figures are listed in the last column to the right on each of the three tables. These figures apply to a family of four. Larger and smaller family eligibility is based on a percentage of the family of four. To determine eligibility for other size families consult Table 4 and the instructions below. To use Table 4, locate the 70 percent LLSIL value that applies to the individual’s region or metropolitan area from Tables 1, 2 or 3. Find the same number in the ‘‘family of four’’ column of Table 4. Move left or right across that row to the size that corresponds to the individual’s family unit. That figure is the maximum household income the individual is permitted in order to qualify as economically disadvantaged under the WIA. Where the HHS poverty level for a particular family size is greater than the corresponding LLSIL figure, the LLSIL figure appears in a shaded block. Individuals from these size families may consult the 2012 HHS poverty guidelines found on the Health and Human Services Web site at http:// aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/12poverty.shtml to find the higher eligibility standard. Individuals from Alaska and Hawaii should consult the HHS guidelines for the generally higher poverty levels that apply in their States. Family of two Family of three Family of four Family of five Family of six $8,098 8,221 8,266 8,408 8,595 8,634 8,691 8,718 8,733 8,870 8,870 8,872 9,010 9,285 9,328 9,344 9,459 9,766 9,815 9,832 10,215 10,312 10,511 10,708 10,739 10,795 10,930 10,994 11,280 11,676 11,872 11,968 12,629 12,673 12,905 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Family of one $13,267 13,473 13,545 13,775 14,081 14,153 14,239 14,284 14,305 14,536 14,538 14,542 14,769 15,220 15,292 15,313 15,502 16,008 16,084 16,108 16,742 16,898 17,224 17,540 17,599 17,694 17,912 18,016 18,478 19,128 19,449 19,612 20,689 20,768 21,144 $18,209 18,501 18,592 18,908 19,326 19,432 19,552 19,606 19,639 19,956 19,958 19,964 20,271 20,889 20,985 21,021 21,284 21,975 22,083 22,112 22,978 23,200 23,639 24,081 24,157 24,287 24,595 24,729 25,370 26,263 26,703 26,919 28,406 28,507 29,026 $22,476 22,832 22,947 23,339 23,857 23,983 24,134 24,205 24,240 24,630 24,632 24,644 25,024 25,785 25,908 25,945 26,271 27,122 27,261 27,294 28,365 28,641 29,182 29,726 29,817 29,982 30,355 30,524 31,316 32,418 32,963 33,228 35,062 35,190 35,834 $26,526 26,945 27,084 27,544 28,154 28,303 28,480 28,568 28,611 29,070 29,070 29,083 29,530 30,431 30,577 30,617 31,005 32,009 32,169 32,214 33,476 33,797 34,439 35,080 35,190 35,379 35,824 36,026 36,957 38,256 38,898 39,216 41,377 41,527 42,286 $31,021 31,510 31,671 32,208 32,925 33,101 33,304 33,411 33,459 33,996 33,995 34,011 34,541 35,585 35,761 35,808 36,262 37,428 37,625 37,669 39,146 39,530 40,278 41,024 41,152 41,383 41,892 42,132 43,222 44,744 45,489 45,856 48,393 48,565 49,458 Appendix E Table 5: Updated 2012 LLSIL (100 Percent), by Family Size To use the LLSIL to determine the minimum level for establishing selfsufficiency criteria at the State or local level, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:29 Mar 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 begin by locating the metropolitan area or region from Table 1, 2 or 3. Then locate the appropriate region or metropolitan statistical area and then find the 2012 adjusted LLSIL amount for that location. These figures apply to a family of four. Locate the corresponding number in the family of four in the column PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 below. Move left or right across that row to the size that corresponds to the individual’s family unit. That figure is the minimum figure that States must set for determining whether employment leads to self-sufficiency under WIA programs. E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 28, 2012 / Notices 18869 Family of one Family of two Family of three Family of four Family of five Family of six $11,569 11,744 11,808 12,012 12,279 12,334 12,416 12,454 12,476 12,672 12,671 12,674 12,871 13,264 13,325 13,349 13,513 13,951 14,021 14,045 14,593 14,731 15,016 15,297 15,342 15,422 15,614 15,705 16,114 16,680 16,960 17,097 18,042 18,104 18,436 $18,953 19,247 19,350 19,679 20,116 20,218 20,342 20,406 20,436 20,765 20,769 20,774 21,098 21,743 21,846 21,875 22,146 22,868 22,977 23,011 23,917 24,140 24,605 25,057 25,141 25,277 25,589 25,737 26,397 27,326 27,784 28,017 29,556 29,668 30,205 $26,013 26,430 26,560 27,012 27,609 27,760 27,931 28,008 28,055 28,508 28,511 28,520 28,958 29,841 29,979 30,030 30,406 31,393 31,547 31,588 32,825 33,143 33,770 34,402 34,510 34,695 35,135 35,327 36,243 37,519 38,147 38,455 40,580 40,724 41,465 $32,109 32,617 32,781 33,341 34,082 34,261 34,477 34,578 34,629 35,186 35,188 35,205 35,749 36,836 37,012 37,064 37,530 38,745 38,944 38,992 40,521 40,915 41,689 42,465 42,595 42,832 43,364 43,606 44,737 46,311 47,090 47,469 50,089 50,272 51,191 $37,894 38,493 38,691 39,348 40,220 40,433 40,685 40,811 40,873 41,528 41,528 41,547 42,185 43,473 43,681 43,738 44,293 45,727 45,955 46,020 47,823 48,281 49,198 50,114 50,271 50,542 51,177 51,465 52,795 54,652 55,569 56,023 59,110 59,324 60,408 $44,316 45,014 45,244 46,012 47,036 47,287 47,577 47,730 47,798 48,565 48,564 48,587 49,344 50,835 51,087 51,154 51,803 53,468 53,750 53,813 55,923 56,471 57,540 58,605 58,788 59,118 59,845 60,188 61,746 63,920 64,984 65,509 69,133 69,378 70,654 Signed at Washington, DC, this 12th day of March, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2012–7377 Filed 3–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FT–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Office [Docket No. 2011–1] Cable Statutory License: Specialty Station List Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Final specialty station list. AGENCY: The Copyright Office is publishing a final list of stations listed in affidavits sent to the Copyright Office in which the owner or licensee of the station attests that the station qualifies as a specialty station in accordance with the Federal Communications Commission’s (‘‘FCC’’) definition of specialty station in effect on June 24, 1981. The list shall be used to verify the specialty station status of those stations tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:29 Mar 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 identified as such by cable systems on their semi-annual statements of account. DATES: Effective Date: March 28, 2012. Applicability Dates: The list is applicable to statements of account filed with the Copyright Office beginning with the first accounting period of 2012 covering January 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ben Golant, Assistant General Counsel, and Tanya M. Sandros, Deputy General Counsel, Copyright GC/I&R, P.O. Box 70400, Southwest Station, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 707–8380. Telefax: (202) 707–8366. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the cable statutory license, 17 U.S.C. 111, a cable operator may retransmit the signal of a distant television station identified as a specialty station at the base rate rather than at the higher 3.75% rate that is incurred for the carriage of a nonpermitted signal. 37 CFR 256.2(c). Specialty station status is determined by reference to the former regulations of the FCC which defined a specialty station as ‘‘a commercial television broadcast station that generally carries foreign-language, religious, and/or automated programming in one-third of the hours of an average broadcast week PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and one-third of the weekly prime-time hours.’’ 47 CFR 76.5(kk) (1981). The specialty station designation was part of a complex regulatory structure governing the carriage of distant network station signals in the 1970s. However, the FCC no longer determines whether a station qualifies as a specialty station. It repealed its distant signal carriage rules in 1981 and has not reviewed its specialty station policy since that time. Nevertheless, the Office still keeps an active list because it is relevant to the calculation of royalties under Section 111. On this point, it should be noted that over twenty years ago, the Office implemented policies and procedures concerning notice to the public regarding specialty stations, the point of which was to provide all interested parties with a chance to comment on those stations claiming specialty status. It was the Office’s intention at that time that the notice, publication, and objection procedures would give all parties a chance to cooperate in their assessment of the specialty stations on the list. 54 FR 38461, 38464 (September 18, 1989). The Office published its first specialty station list in 1990 under these procedures which allowed the owner of E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Lower Living Standard 
Income Level (LLSIL)

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Title I of WIA (Pub. L. 105-220) requires the U.S. Secretary 
of Labor (Secretary) to update and publish the LLSIL tables annually, 
for uses described in the law (including determining eligibility for 
youth). WIA defines the term ``low income individual'' as one who 
qualifies under various criteria, including an individual who received 
income for a six-month period that does not exceed the higher level of 
the poverty line or 70 percent of the LLSIL. This issuance provides the 
Secretary's annual LLSIL for 2012 and references the current 2012 
Health and Human Services ``Poverty Guidelines.''

DATES: This notice is effective March 28, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS ON LLSIL: Please contact Samuel 
Wright, Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S-4231, Washington, DC 20210; 
Telephone: 202-693-2870; Fax: 202-693-33015 (these are not toll-free 
numbers); Email address: wright.samuel.e@dol.gov. Individuals with 
hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via 
Text Telephone (TTY/TDD) by calling the toll-free Federal Information 
Relay Service at 1-877-889-5627 (TTY/TDD).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS ON FEDERAL YOUTH EMPLOYMENT 
PROGRAMS: Please contact Evan Rosenberg, Department of Labor, 
Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Room N-4464, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202-693-3593; Fax: 202-
693-3110 (these are not toll-free numbers); Email: 
Rosenberg.Evan@dol.gov. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments 
may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free 
Federal Information Relay Service at 1-877-889-5627 (TTY/TDD).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of WIA is to provide workforce 
investment activities through statewide and local workforce investment 
systems that increase the employment, retention, and earnings of 
participants. WIA programs are intended to increase the occupational 
skill attainment by participants and the quality of the workforce, 
thereby reducing welfare dependency and enhancing the productivity and 
competitiveness of the Nation.
    LLSIL is used for several purposes under the WIA. Specifically, WIA 
Section 101(25) defines the term ``low income individual'' for 
eligibility purposes, and Sections 127(b)(2)(C) and 132(b)(1)(B)(v)(IV) 
define the terms ``disadvantaged youth'' and ``disadvantaged adult'' in 
terms of the

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poverty line or LLSIL for State formula allotments. The governor and 
State/local workforce investment boards (WIBs) use the LLSIL for 
determining eligibility for youth and adults for certain services. ETA 
encourages governors and State/local WIBs to consult the WIA 
regulations and the preamble to the WIA Final Rule (published at 65 FR 
49294 August 11, 2000) for more specific guidance in applying LLSIL to 
program requirements. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
(HHS) published the most current poverty-level guidelines in the 
Federal Register on January 26, 2012 (Volume 77, Number 17), pp. 4034-
4035. The HHS 2012 Poverty guidelines may also be found on the Internet 
at http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/12poverty.shtml. ETA plans to have the 
2012 LLSIL available on its Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/llsil/2012/.
    WIA Section 101(24) defines LLSIL as ``that income level (adjusted 
for regional, metropolitan, urban and rural differences and family 
size) determined annually by the Secretary [of Labor] based on the most 
recent lower living family budget issued by the Secretary.'' The most 
recent lower living family budget was issued by the Secretary in fall 
1981. The four-person urban family budget estimates, previously 
published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), provided the 
basis for the Secretary to determine the LLSIL. BLS terminated the 
four-person family budget series in 1982, after publication of the fall 
1981 estimates. Currently, BLS provides data to ETA, which ETA then 
uses to develop the LLSIL tables, as provided in the Appendices to this 
Federal Register notice.
    ETA published the 2011 updates to the LLSIL in the Federal Register 
of March 21, 2011, at Vol. 76, No. 54, pp. 15343-15348. This notice 
again updates the LLSIL to reflect cost of living increases for 2011, 
by calculating the percentage change in the most recent 2011 Consumer 
Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for an area to the 2010 
CPI-U, and then applying this calculation to each of the March 21, 2011 
LLSIL figures. The updated figures for a four-person family are listed 
in Appendix A, Table 1, by region for both metropolitan and non-
metropolitan areas. Numbers in all of the Appendix tables are rounded 
up to the nearest dollar. Since program eligibility for low-income 
individuals, ``disadvantaged adults'' and ``disadvantaged youth'' may 
be determined by family income at 70 percent of the LLSIL, pursuant to 
WIA Sections 101(25), 127(b)(2)(C), and 132(b)(1)(B)(v)(IV), 
respectively, those figures are listed as well.

I. Jurisdictions

    Jurisdictions included in the various regions, based generally on 
the Census Regions of the U.S. Department of Commerce, are as follows:

A. Northeast

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New 
York, Pennsylvania Rhode Island, Vermont

B. Midwest

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, 
Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

C. South

Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, 
Florida, Georgia, Northern Marianas, Oklahoma, Palau, Puerto Rico, 
South Carolina, Kentucky, Louisiana, Marshall Islands, Maryland, 
Micronesia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virgin 
Islands, Virginia, West Virginia

D. West

Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, 
Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Additionally, separate figures have been provided for Alaska, Hawaii, 
and Guam as indicated in Appendix B, Table 2.
    For Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam, the year 2011 figures were updated 
from the 2011 ``State Index'' based on the ratio of the urban change in 
the State (using Anchorage for Alaska and Honolulu for Hawaii and Guam) 
compared to the West regional metropolitan change, and then applying 
that index to the West regional metropolitan change.
    Data on 23 selected Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) are also 
available. These are based on annual and semiannual CPI-U changes for a 
12-month period ending in December 2011. The updated LLSIL figures for 
these MSAs and 70 percent of LLSIL are reported in Appendix C, Table 3.
    Appendix D, Table 4 lists each of the various figures at 70 percent 
of the updated 2011 LLSIL for family sizes of one to six persons. 
Because Tables 1-3 only list the LLSIL for a family of four, Table 4 
can be used to separately determine the LLSIL for families of between 
one and six persons. For families larger than six persons, an amount 
equal to the difference between the six-person and the five-person 
family income levels should be added to the six-person family income 
level for each additional person in the family. Where the poverty level 
for a particular family size is greater than the corresponding 70 
percent of the LLSIL figure, the figure is shaded. A modified Microsoft 
Excel version of Appendix D, Table 4, with the area names, will be 
available on the ETA LLSIL Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/llsil/2012/. Appendix E, Table 5, indicates 100 percent of LLSIL for family 
sizes of one to six, and is used to determine self-sufficiency as noted 
at 20 CFR 663.230 of the WIA regulations and WIA Section 
134(d)(3)(A)(ii).

II. Use of These Data

    Governors should designate the appropriate LLSILs for use within 
the State from Appendices A, B, and C, containing Tables 1 through 3. 
Appendices D and E, which contain Tables 4 and 5, which adjust a family 
of four figure for larger and smaller families, may be used with any 
LLSIL designated. The governor's designation may be provided by 
disseminating information on MSAs and metropolitan and non-metropolitan 
areas within the State or it may involve further calculations. For 
example, the State of New Jersey may have four or more LLSIL figures 
for Northeast metropolitan, Northeast non-metropolitan, portions of the 
State in the New York City MSA, and those in the Philadelphia MSA. If a 
workforce investment area includes areas that would be covered by more 
than one figure, the governor may determine which is to be used.
    Under 20 CFR 661.110, a State's policies and measures for the 
workforce investment system shall be accepted by the Secretary to the 
extent that they are consistent with WIA and WIA regulations.

III. Disclaimer on Statistical Uses

    It should be noted that publication of these figures is only for 
the purpose of meeting the requirements specified by WIA as defined in 
the law and regulations. BLS has not revised the lower living family 
budget since 1981, and has no plans to do so. The four-person urban 
family budget estimates series has been terminated. The CPI-U 
adjustments used to update LLSIL for this publication are not precisely 
comparable, most notably because certain tax items were included in the 
1981 LLSIL, but are not in the CPI-U. Thus, these figures should not be 
used for any statistical purposes, and are valid only for those 
purposes under WIA as defined in the law and regulations.

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Appendix A

    Table 1--Lower Living Standard Income Level (for a Family of Four
                         Persons) by Region \1\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                     2012
                   Region \2\                      adjusted   70 percent
                                                     LLSIL       LLSIL
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Northeast
    Metro.......................................     $40,521     $28,365
    Non-Metro \3\...............................      38,745      27,122
Midwest
    Metro.......................................      35,749      25,024
    Non-Metro...................................      34,629      24,240
South
    Metro.......................................      34,578      24,205
    Non-Metro...................................      34,082      23,857
West
    Metro.......................................      38,944      27,261
    Non-Metro \4\...............................      37,530      26,271
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ For ease of use, these figures are rounded to the next highest
  dollar.
\2\ Metropolitan area measures were calculated from the weighted average
  CPI-U's for city size classes A and B/C. Non-metropolitan area
  measures were calculated from the CPI-U's for city size class D.
\3\ Non-metropolitan area percent changes for the Northeast region are
  no longer available. The Non-metropolitan percent change was
  calculated using the U.S. average CPI-U for city size class D.
\4\ Non-metropolitan area percent changes for the West region are based
  on unpublished BLS data.

Appendix B

    Table 2--Lower Living Standard Income Level (for a Family of Four
                Persons), for Alaska, Hawaii and Guam \1\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                     2012
                     Region                        adjusted   70 percent
                                                     LLSIL       LLSIL
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alaska
    Metro.......................................     $46,311     $32,418
    Non-Metro \2\...............................      47,090      32,963
Hawaii, Guam
    Metro.......................................      50,089      35,062
    Non-Metro \2\...............................      50,272      35,190
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ For ease of use, these figures are rounded to the next highest
  dollar.
\2\ Non-Metropolitan percent changes for Alaska, Hawaii and Guam were
  calculated from the CPI-U's for all urban consumers for city size
  class D in the Western Region. Generally the non-metro areas LLSIL is
  lower than the LLSIL in metro areas. This year the non-metro area
  LLSIL incomes were larger because the change in CPI-U was smaller in
  the metro areas compared to the change in CPI-U in the non-metro areas
  of Alaska, Hawaii and Guam.

Appendix C

    Table 3--Lower Living Standard Income Level (for a Family of Four
                   Persons), for 23 Selected MSAs \1\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                           2012 adjusted    70 percent
  Metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs)        LLSIL           LLSIL
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Anchorage, AK...........................         $47,469         $33,228
Atlanta, GA.............................          32,617          22,832
Boston--Brockton--Nashua, MA/NH/ME/CT...          43,364          30,355
Chicago--Gary--Kenosha, IL/IN/WI........          37,012          25,908
Cincinnati--Hamilton, OH/KY/IN..........          35,188          24,632
Cleveland--Akron, OH....................          36,836          25,785
Dallas--Ft. Worth, TX...................          32,781          22,947
Denver--Boulder--Greeley, CO............          37,064          25,945
Detroit--Ann Arbor--Flint, MI...........          34,477          24,134
Honolulu, HI............................          51,191          35,834
Houston--Galveston--Brazoria, TX........          32,109          22,476
Kansas City, MO/KS......................          34,261          23,983
Los Angeles--Riverside--Orange County,            40,915          28,641
 CA.....................................
Milwaukee--Racine, WI...................          35,205          24,644
Minneapolis--St. Paul, MN/WI............          35,186          24,630
New York--Northern NJ--Long Island, NY/           42,832          29,982
 NJ/CT/PA...............................
Philadelphia--Wilmington--Atlantic City,          38,992          27,294
 PA/NJ/DE/MD............................
Pittsburgh, PA..........................          42,595          29,817
St. Louis, MO/IL........................          33,341          23,339
San Diego, CA...........................          44,737          31,316

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San Francisco--Oakland--San Jose, CA....          41,689          29,182
Seattle--Tacoma--Bremerton, WA..........          42,465          29,726
Washington--Baltimore, DC/MD/VA/WV \2\..          43,606          30,524
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ For ease of use, these figures are rounded to the next highest
  dollar.
\2\ Baltimore and Washington are calculated as a single metropolitan
  statistical area.

Appendix D

Table 4: 70 Percent of Updated 2012 Lower Living Standard Income Level 
(LLSIL), by Family Size

    To use the 70 percent LLSIL value, where it is stipulated for 
the WIA programs, begin by locating the region or metropolitan area 
where the program applicant resides. These are listed in Tables 1, 2 
and 3. After locating the appropriate region or metropolitan 
statistical area, find the 70 percent LLSIL amount for that 
location. The 70 percent LLSIL figures are listed in the last column 
to the right on each of the three tables. These figures apply to a 
family of four. Larger and smaller family eligibility is based on a 
percentage of the family of four. To determine eligibility for other 
size families consult Table 4 and the instructions below.
    To use Table 4, locate the 70 percent LLSIL value that applies 
to the individual's region or metropolitan area from Tables 1, 2 or 
3. Find the same number in the ``family of four'' column of Table 4. 
Move left or right across that row to the size that corresponds to 
the individual's family unit. That figure is the maximum household 
income the individual is permitted in order to qualify as 
economically disadvantaged under the WIA.
    Where the HHS poverty level for a particular family size is 
greater than the corresponding LLSIL figure, the LLSIL figure 
appears in a shaded block. Individuals from these size families may 
consult the 2012 HHS poverty guidelines found on the Health and 
Human Services Web site at http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/12poverty.shtml to find the higher eligibility standard. Individuals 
from Alaska and Hawaii should consult the HHS guidelines for the 
generally higher poverty levels that apply in their States.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Family of    Family of    Family of   Family of   Family of   Family of
    one          two         three       four        five         six
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    $8,098      $13,267     $18,209     $22,476     $26,526     $31,021
     8,221       13,473      18,501      22,832      26,945      31,510
     8,266       13,545      18,592      22,947      27,084      31,671
     8,408       13,775      18,908      23,339      27,544      32,208
     8,595       14,081      19,326      23,857      28,154      32,925
     8,634       14,153      19,432      23,983      28,303      33,101
     8,691       14,239      19,552      24,134      28,480      33,304
     8,718       14,284      19,606      24,205      28,568      33,411
     8,733       14,305      19,639      24,240      28,611      33,459
     8,870       14,536      19,956      24,630      29,070      33,996
     8,870       14,538      19,958      24,632      29,070      33,995
     8,872       14,542      19,964      24,644      29,083      34,011
     9,010       14,769      20,271      25,024      29,530      34,541
     9,285       15,220      20,889      25,785      30,431      35,585
     9,328       15,292      20,985      25,908      30,577      35,761
     9,344       15,313      21,021      25,945      30,617      35,808
     9,459       15,502      21,284      26,271      31,005      36,262
     9,766       16,008      21,975      27,122      32,009      37,428
     9,815       16,084      22,083      27,261      32,169      37,625
     9,832       16,108      22,112      27,294      32,214      37,669
    10,215       16,742      22,978      28,365      33,476      39,146
    10,312       16,898      23,200      28,641      33,797      39,530
    10,511       17,224      23,639      29,182      34,439      40,278
    10,708       17,540      24,081      29,726      35,080      41,024
    10,739       17,599      24,157      29,817      35,190      41,152
    10,795       17,694      24,287      29,982      35,379      41,383
    10,930       17,912      24,595      30,355      35,824      41,892
    10,994       18,016      24,729      30,524      36,026      42,132
    11,280       18,478      25,370      31,316      36,957      43,222
    11,676       19,128      26,263      32,418      38,256      44,744
    11,872       19,449      26,703      32,963      38,898      45,489
    11,968       19,612      26,919      33,228      39,216      45,856
    12,629       20,689      28,406      35,062      41,377      48,393
    12,673       20,768      28,507      35,190      41,527      48,565
    12,905       21,144      29,026      35,834      42,286      49,458
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Appendix E

Table 5: Updated 2012 LLSIL (100 Percent), by Family Size

    To use the LLSIL to determine the minimum level for establishing 
self-sufficiency criteria at the State or local level, begin by 
locating the metropolitan area or region from Table 1, 2 or 3. Then 
locate the appropriate region or metropolitan statistical area and 
then find the 2012 adjusted LLSIL amount for that location. These 
figures apply to a family of four. Locate the corresponding number 
in the family of four in the column below. Move left or right across 
that row to the size that corresponds to the individual's family 
unit. That figure is the minimum figure that States must set for 
determining whether employment leads to self-sufficiency under WIA 
programs.

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------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Family of    Family of    Family of   Family of   Family of   Family of
    one          two         three       four        five         six
------------------------------------------------------------------------
   $11,569      $18,953     $26,013     $32,109     $37,894     $44,316
    11,744       19,247      26,430      32,617      38,493      45,014
    11,808       19,350      26,560      32,781      38,691      45,244
    12,012       19,679      27,012      33,341      39,348      46,012
    12,279       20,116      27,609      34,082      40,220      47,036
    12,334       20,218      27,760      34,261      40,433      47,287
    12,416       20,342      27,931      34,477      40,685      47,577
    12,454       20,406      28,008      34,578      40,811      47,730
    12,476       20,436      28,055      34,629      40,873      47,798
    12,672       20,765      28,508      35,186      41,528      48,565
    12,671       20,769      28,511      35,188      41,528      48,564
    12,674       20,774      28,520      35,205      41,547      48,587
    12,871       21,098      28,958      35,749      42,185      49,344
    13,264       21,743      29,841      36,836      43,473      50,835
    13,325       21,846      29,979      37,012      43,681      51,087
    13,349       21,875      30,030      37,064      43,738      51,154
    13,513       22,146      30,406      37,530      44,293      51,803
    13,951       22,868      31,393      38,745      45,727      53,468
    14,021       22,977      31,547      38,944      45,955      53,750
    14,045       23,011      31,588      38,992      46,020      53,813
    14,593       23,917      32,825      40,521      47,823      55,923
    14,731       24,140      33,143      40,915      48,281      56,471
    15,016       24,605      33,770      41,689      49,198      57,540
    15,297       25,057      34,402      42,465      50,114      58,605
    15,342       25,141      34,510      42,595      50,271      58,788
    15,422       25,277      34,695      42,832      50,542      59,118
    15,614       25,589      35,135      43,364      51,177      59,845
    15,705       25,737      35,327      43,606      51,465      60,188
    16,114       26,397      36,243      44,737      52,795      61,746
    16,680       27,326      37,519      46,311      54,652      63,920
    16,960       27,784      38,147      47,090      55,569      64,984
    17,097       28,017      38,455      47,469      56,023      65,509
    18,042       29,556      40,580      50,089      59,110      69,133
    18,104       29,668      40,724      50,272      59,324      69,378
    18,436       30,205      41,465      51,191      60,408      70,654
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    Signed at Washington, DC, this 12th day of March, 2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 2012-7377 Filed 3-27-12; 8:45 am]
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