Comment Request for Information Collection for Veterans' Retraining Assistance Program, Extension Without Changes, 31042-31043 [2012-12624]

Download as PDF 31042 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 101 / Thursday, May 24, 2012 / Notices telephone number], or by email at Patricia.Kashtan@usdoj.gov. John H. Laub, Director, National Institute of Justice. [FR Doc. 2012–12527 Filed 5–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Parole Commission Sunshine Act Meetings; Record of Vote of Meeting Closure; (Pub. L. 94–409) (5 U.S.C. 552b) I, Isaac Fulwood, Chairman of the United States Parole Commission, was present at a meeting of the Commission on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at approximately 11:30 a.m.. The meeting was held at the Commission’s office, 90 K Street NE., 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20530. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and decide three original jurisdiction petitions for reconsideration under 28 CFR 2.27. Three Commissioners were present, constituting a quorum when the vote to close the meeting was submitted. Public announcement describing the subject matter of the meeting and certification of the General Counsel that this meeting may be closed by votes of the Commissioners present were submitted to the Commissioners before the conduct of any other business. Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, the following Commissioners voted that the meeting should be closed: Isaac Fulwood, Cranston J. Mitchell and Patricia Cushwa. In witness whereof, I make this official record of the vote taken to close the meeting and authorize this record to be made available to the public. Dated: May 21, 2012. Isaac Fulwood, Chairman, United States Parole Commission. [FR Doc. 2012–12744 Filed 5–22–12; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4410–31–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for Veterans’ Retraining Assistance Program, Extension Without Changes Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its continuing effort to SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:31 May 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the 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 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps 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. Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning extension of approval for the collection of applicant data for the Veterans’ Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), which is part of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (Pub. L. 112– 56). VRAP is a new training program for eligible veterans, funded by the Veterans’ Administration. To determine eligibility, the Act directs ETA to collect the following information from veteran applicants: Age, employment status, status in a Federal or state job training program within 180 days of the application, and date of application. This information collection follows an emergency review that was conducted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR 1320.13. OMB approved the emergency request on April 11, 2012. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before July 23, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Andrew Ridgeway, Office of Workforce Investment, Room S–4209, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–693–3536 (this is not a toll-free number). 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). Fax: 202–693– 3817. Email: Ridgeway.Andrew@dol. gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background ETA seeks a regular extension of OMB’s approval to collect individual applicant data for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 as part of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (Pub. L. 112–56), enacted November 21, 2011. The Act directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in cooperation with the DOL, to pay for up to 12 months of a training program in a high demand occupation for unemployed eligible veterans. The program is to serve up to 45,000 veterans in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, beginning July 1, 2012, and up to 54,000 veterans from October 1, 2012, through March 31, 2014. The VRAP provides the benefit to veterans who fulfill the following eligibility criteria: As of date of application, is at least 35 years old and less than 60; discharged from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable; is unemployed as of date of application; is not eligible to receive other educational assistance from the VA; is not in receipt of compensation for a service-connected disability rated totally disabling by reason of unemployability; was not and is not enrolled in any Federal or state job training program within the previous 180 days; and, the application must be submitted not later than October 1, 2013. The VA is responsible for determining the following eligibility criteria: Discharged from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable; is not eligible to receive other educational assistance from the VA; is not in receipt of compensation for a service-connected disability rated totally disabling by reason of unemployability. The VA will be collecting information required for their eligibility criteria through the ‘‘Application for VA Educational Benefits’’ (OMB Control Number 2900– 0154, VA Form 22–1990). The DOL is required to determine whether each veteran applying for the program is between 35 and 60 years old, is unemployed as of the date of the application, has not and is not enrolled in a Federal or state job training program within 180 days of the application, and has applied for the program no later than October 1, 2013. The DOL is proposing to determine its eligibility requirements by collecting individual applicant data. The data will be linked to the VA’s Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP, VA Form 22– 1990) to complete the application. The VA will transmit reports to the DOL about the completion status of the veterans, so that the DOL can make contact with the veteran to offer employment services. II. Review Focus The Department is particularly interested in comments which: E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 101 / Thursday, May 24, 2012 / Notices • 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; and • 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. III. Current Actions Type of Review: Extension Without Changes. Title: Veterans’ Retraining Assistance Program. OMB Number: 1205–0491. Affected Public: Veteran Program Applicants. Form(s): Intake Application. Total Annual Respondents: 100,000. Annual Frequency: Once. Total Annual Responses: 100,000. Average Time per Response: Five (5) minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,333. Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $0. Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the ICR; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: Signed in Washington, DC, on this 16th day of May, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2012–12624 Filed 5–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2006–0030] National Technical Systems, Inc.: Expiration of Recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:31 May 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 ACTION: Notice. This notice announces the expiration of recognition of National Technical Systems, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory. DATES: The effective date of this notice is June 21, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernard Pasquet, Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, NRTL Program, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N–3655, Washington, DC 20210, or phone (202) 693–2110. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Notice of Expiration of Recognition The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) hereby provides public notice that the recognition of National Testing Services, Inc., (NTS) as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) will expire on June 21, 2012. OSHA’s current scope of recognition for NTS is available at the Web page: https://www.osha.gov/dts/ otpca/nrtl/nts.html. On December 10, 1998, OSHA published in the Federal Register a notice recognizing NTS as an NRTL, with recognition effective on the date of the notice (63 FR 68306). On June 21, 2007, OSHA renewed the recognition of NTS as an NRTL (see 72 FR 34320), which extended the recognition for a period of five years, to June 21, 2012 (see paragraph I.c.2 of Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7). The current address of the only NTS facility recognized by OSHA as an NRTL site is: National Technical Systems, Inc., 1146 Massachusetts Avenue, Boxborough, Massachusetts 01719. II. General Background on the Expiration of Recognition Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7 stipulates that a recognized NRTL may renew its recognition by filing a renewal request not less than nine months, or no more than one year, before the expiration date of its current recognition. On August 5, 2011, OSHA sent NTS a reminder indicating that OSHA’s recognition of NTS as an NRTL would expire on June 21, 2012. However, NTS did not submit a renewal request within the requisite time period. Consequently, the recognition of NTS as an NRTL expires on June 21, 2012. As of that date, NTS is no longer an NRTL, and OSHA no longer accepts the certifications of products by NTS for purposes of OSHA’s NRTL-approval requirements. OSHA is publishing this Federal Register notice to make the public aware of the expiration. PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31043 III. Acceptability of Product Certifications by Former NRTLs When an organization is no longer part of the NRTL Program, OSHA cannot accept the organization’s NRTLrelated product certifications if these certifications occur on or after the date OSHA terminated the organization’s NRTL recognition. The following examples describe actions that occur on or after the date that OSHA terminated such an organization’s NRTL recognition that would, for purposes of the NRTL Program, constitute invalid product certifications by that organization: 1. Authorizing manufacturers to use its mark by imprinting the terminated NRTL’s mark on labels or on products; 2. Authorizing manufactures to use or apply labels containing the terminated NRTL’s mark; 3. Issuing labels containing the terminated NRTL’s mark to manufacturers; or 4. Manufacturers applying the terminated NRTL’s mark or labels containing this mark to products. For products to remain NRTL certified after the date OSHA terminated the organization’s NRTL recognition, the manufacturer must find another NRTL organization that will assume responsibility for certifying the affected product(s); these types of product(s) must fall within that NRTL organization’s scope of recognition. If another NRTL organization does not assume responsibility for certifying the product(s), then the terminated NRTL’s product certifications are valid only under the following, limited, conditions: 1. The product(s) must be identical to the product model(s) that the terminated NRTL authorized for certification when it was part of the NRTL Program; and 2. The manufacturer must affix the terminated NRTL’s mark to the product(s) only prior to the effective date of termination (not on or after that date), or, if the NRTL withdrew its certification of the product(s) at an earlier date, then the manufacturer must manufacture the product(s) and affix the NRTL’s mark to the product(s) no later than this earlier date. IV. Authority and Signature David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, authorized the preparation of this notice. Accordingly, the Agency is issuing this notice pursuant to Section 8(g)(2) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 657(g)(2)), E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection for Veterans' 
Retraining Assistance Program, Extension Without Changes

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its continuing 
effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a 
preclearance consultation program to provide the 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 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps 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.
    Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning extension of 
approval for the collection of applicant data for the Veterans' 
Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), which is part of the VOW to Hire 
Heroes Act of 2011 (Pub. L. 112-56). VRAP is a new training program for 
eligible veterans, funded by the Veterans' Administration. To determine 
eligibility, the Act directs ETA to collect the following information 
from veteran applicants: Age, employment status, status in a Federal or 
state job training program within 180 days of the application, and date 
of application.
    This information collection follows an emergency review that was 
conducted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 
CFR 1320.13. OMB approved the emergency request on April 11, 2012. A 
copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be 
obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section 
of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before July 23, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Andrew Ridgeway, Office of 
Workforce Investment, Room S-4209, Employment and Training 
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202-693-3536 (this is not a 
toll-free number). 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). Fax: 
202-693-3817. Email: Ridgeway.Andrew@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    ETA seeks a regular extension of OMB's approval to collect 
individual applicant data for the Veterans Retraining Assistance 
Program (VRAP) as part of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (Pub. L. 
112-56), enacted November 21, 2011. The Act directs the Department of 
Veterans Affairs (VA), in cooperation with the DOL, to pay for up to 12 
months of a training program in a high demand occupation for unemployed 
eligible veterans. The program is to serve up to 45,000 veterans in 
Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, beginning July 1, 2012, and up to 54,000 
veterans from October 1, 2012, through March 31, 2014.
    The VRAP provides the benefit to veterans who fulfill the following 
eligibility criteria: As of date of application, is at least 35 years 
old and less than 60; discharged from active duty under conditions 
other than dishonorable; is unemployed as of date of application; is 
not eligible to receive other educational assistance from the VA; is 
not in receipt of compensation for a service-connected disability rated 
totally disabling by reason of unemployability; was not and is not 
enrolled in any Federal or state job training program within the 
previous 180 days; and, the application must be submitted not later 
than October 1, 2013.
    The VA is responsible for determining the following eligibility 
criteria: Discharged from active duty under conditions other than 
dishonorable; is not eligible to receive other educational assistance 
from the VA; is not in receipt of compensation for a service-connected 
disability rated totally disabling by reason of unemployability. The VA 
will be collecting information required for their eligibility criteria 
through the ``Application for VA Educational Benefits'' (OMB Control 
Number 2900-0154, VA Form 22-1990). The DOL is required to determine 
whether each veteran applying for the program is between 35 and 60 
years old, is unemployed as of the date of the application, has not and 
is not enrolled in a Federal or state job training program within 180 
days of the application, and has applied for the program no later than 
October 1, 2013. The DOL is proposing to determine its eligibility 
requirements by collecting individual applicant data. The data will be 
linked to the VA's Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP, VA Form 22-
1990) to complete the application. The VA will transmit reports to the 
DOL about the completion status of the veterans, so that the DOL can 
make contact with the veteran to offer employment services.

II. Review Focus

    The Department is particularly interested in comments which:

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     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; and
     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.

III. Current Actions

    Type of Review: Extension Without Changes.
    Title: Veterans' Retraining Assistance Program.
    OMB Number: 1205-0491.
    Affected Public: Veteran Program Applicants.
    Form(s): Intake Application.
    Total Annual Respondents: 100,000.
    Annual Frequency: Once.
    Total Annual Responses: 100,000.
    Average Time per Response: Five (5) minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,333.
    Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be 
summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the ICR; 
they will also become a matter of public record.

    Dated: Signed in Washington, DC, on this 16th day of May, 2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2012-12624 Filed 5-23-12; 8:45 am]
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