The Travelers Indemnity Company, Personal Insurance Remittance Center, Hartford, CT; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration, 53912-53913 [2012-21622]

Download as PDF 53912 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 4, 2012 / Notices Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at the U.S. Parole Commission, 90 K Street NE., Third Floor, Washington, DC 20530. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss original jurisdiction cases pursuant to 28 CFR Section 2.27. Four Commissioners were present, constituting a quorum when the vote to close the meeting was submitted. Public announcement further describing the subject matter of the meeting and certifications of the General Counsel that this meeting may be closed by votes of the Commissioners present were submitted to the Commissioners prior to the conduct of any other business. Upon motion duly made, seconded, and carried, the following Commissioners voted that the meeting be closed: Isaac Fulwood, Jr., Cranston J. Mitchell, Patricia K. Cushwa and J. Patricia Wilson Smoot. In witness whereof, I make this official record of the vote taken to close this meeting and authorize this record to be made available to the public. Dated: August 27, 2012. Isaac Fulwood, Chairman, U.S. Parole Commission. [FR Doc. 2012–21668 Filed 8–30–12; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4410–31–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; H–1B Technical Skills Training Grants and H–1B Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Grants ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ‘‘H–1B Technical Skills Training Grants and H– 1B Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Grants,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). DATES: Submit comments on or before October 4, 2012. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Aug 31, 2012 Jkt 226001 public/do/PRAMain, on the day following publication of this notice or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–ETA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202–395–6929/Fax: 202–395–6881 (these are not toll-free numbers), email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). This ICR is to obtain OMB approval under the PRA to implement data collection requirements for grant performance for both the H–1B Technical Skills Training Grants (SGA/DFA PY–10–13) and the H–1B Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Grants (SGA/DFA PY–10–15). This reporting structure features standardized data collection on program participants and quarterly narrative, performance, and Management Information System report formats. All data collection and reporting will be done by grantee organizations or their sub-grantees. This information collection is subject to the PRA. 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The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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 submission of responses. Agency: DOL–ETA. Title of Collection: H–1B Technical Skills Training Grants and H–1B Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Grants. OMB ICR Reference Number: 201201– 1205–004. Affected Public: Individuals or Households; Private Sector—not for profit institutions; and State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 15,151. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 31,208. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 47,080. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: August 28, 2012. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–21723 Filed 8–31–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FT–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–81,565] The Travelers Indemnity Company, Personal Insurance Remittance Center, Hartford, CT; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration By application dated August 9, 2012, workers requested administrative reconsideration of the negative determination regarding workers’ eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) applicable to workers and former workers of The Travelers E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 4, 2012 / Notices Indemnity Company, Personal Insurance Remittance Center, Hartford, Connecticut (Travelers-PIRC). The determination was issued on June 27, 2012 and the Notice of Determination was published in the Federal Register on July 18, 2012 (77 FR 42337). The subject workers are engaged in activities related to the supply of remittance payment processing services related to premium payments. The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination based on the findings that Travelers-PIRC did not shift the supply of remittance payment processing services (or like or directly competitive services) to a foreign country, or acquire the supply of such services from a foreign country. Rather, the services formerly supplied by Travelers-PIRC are being performed by a third-party vendor in Texas which also provides a new service that is supplied on a limited, intermittent basis by a resource in India. The initial investigation also revealed that Travelers-PIRC did not increase its reliance on imports of like or directly competitive services. In the request for reconsideration, the workers allege that the ‘‘limited, intermittent * * * resource in India’’ is ‘‘an entire unit in India, literally processing an integral and essential part of the daily work flow, each and every day, and on a regularly scheduled basis. Without this unit, the processing of the vendor would fail in its ability to process an important part of the daily work load.’’ The request included nonproprietary support material. The Department has carefully reviewed the request for reconsideration and the existing record, and will conduct further investigation to determine if the workers meet the eligibility requirements of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Conclusion tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES After careful review of the application, I conclude that the claim is of sufficient weight to justify reconsideration of the U.S. Department of Labor’s prior decision. The application is, therefore, granted. Signed at Washington, DC, this 20th day of August, 2012. Del Min Amy Chen, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2012–21622 Filed 8–31–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Aug 31, 2012 Jkt 226001 53913 Signed in Washington, DC this 21st day of August, 2012. Del Min Amy Chen, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [FR Doc. 2012–21618 Filed 8–31–12; 8:45 am] [TA–W–81,603] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P Accellent Including On-Site Leased Workers From Aerotek, Corporate Management Group (CMG), Marathon Staffing, And Excel Personnel, Inc., Englewood, Colorado; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (‘‘Act’’), 19 U.S.C. 2273, the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance on June 18, 2012, applicable to workers of Accellent, Englewood, Colorado, including on-site leased workers from Aerotek, Corporate Management Group (CMG), and Marathon Staffing. The Department’s notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on July 10, 2012 (77 FR 40641). At the request of a company official, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers were engaged in production of medical device components. The company reports that workers leased from Excel Personnel, Inc. were employed on-site at the Englewood, Colorado location of Accellent. The Department has determined that these workers were sufficiently under the control of the subject firm to be considered leased workers. Based on these findings, the Department is amending this certification to include workers leased from Excel Personnel, Inc. working onsite at the Englewood, Colorado location of Accellent. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–81,603 is hereby issued as follows: All workers of Accellent, including on-site leased workers from Aerotek, Corporate Management Group (CMG), Marathon Staffing, and Excel Personnel, Inc., Englewood, Colorado, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after May 10, 2010, through June 18, 2014, and all workers in the group threatened with total or partial separation from employment on the date of certification through two years from the date of certification, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of Title II of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–74,205] River Bend Industries, LLC, Including On-Site Leased Workers From FirstStaff, Trac Staffing, and Worksource, Inc., Fort Smith, Arkansas; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (‘‘Act’’), 19 U.S.C. 2273, the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance on August 2, 2010, applicable to workers of River Bend Industries, LLC including on-site leased workers from FirstStaff, Trac Staffing, Worksource, Inc., Fort Smith, Arkansas. The Department’s notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2010 (75 FR 51846). At the request of the State of Arkansas, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers were engaged in the production of plastic parts for appliances. The company reports that workers leased from Trac Staffing and Worksource, Inc. were employed on-site at the Fort Smith, Arkansas location of River Bend Industries, LLC. The Department has determined that these workers were sufficiently under the control of the subject firm to be considered leased workers. Based on these findings, the Department is amending this certification to include workers leased from Trac Staffing and Worksource, Inc., working on-site at the Fort Smith, Arkansas location of River Bend Industries. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–74,205 is hereby issued as follows: All workers of River Bend Industries, LLC, including on-site leased workers from FirstStaff, Trac Staffing and Worksource, Inc., Fort Smith, Arkansas, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after May 10, 2009, through August 2, 2012, and all workers in the group threatened with E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 171 (Tuesday, September 4, 2012)]
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[Pages 53912-53913]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21622]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-81,565]


The Travelers Indemnity Company, Personal Insurance Remittance 
Center, Hartford, CT; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding 
Application for Reconsideration

    By application dated August 9, 2012, workers requested 
administrative reconsideration of the negative determination regarding 
workers' eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) 
applicable to workers and former workers of The Travelers

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Indemnity Company, Personal Insurance Remittance Center, Hartford, 
Connecticut (Travelers-PIRC). The determination was issued on June 27, 
2012 and the Notice of Determination was published in the Federal 
Register on July 18, 2012 (77 FR 42337). The subject workers are 
engaged in activities related to the supply of remittance payment 
processing services related to premium payments.
    The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination 
based on the findings that Travelers-PIRC did not shift the supply of 
remittance payment processing services (or like or directly competitive 
services) to a foreign country, or acquire the supply of such services 
from a foreign country. Rather, the services formerly supplied by 
Travelers-PIRC are being performed by a third-party vendor in Texas 
which also provides a new service that is supplied on a limited, 
intermittent basis by a resource in India.
    The initial investigation also revealed that Travelers-PIRC did not 
increase its reliance on imports of like or directly competitive 
services.
    In the request for reconsideration, the workers allege that the 
``limited, intermittent * * * resource in India'' is ``an entire unit 
in India, literally processing an integral and essential part of the 
daily work flow, each and every day, and on a regularly scheduled 
basis. Without this unit, the processing of the vendor would fail in 
its ability to process an important part of the daily work load.'' The 
request included non-proprietary support material.
    The Department has carefully reviewed the request for 
reconsideration and the existing record, and will conduct further 
investigation to determine if the workers meet the eligibility 
requirements of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended.

Conclusion

    After careful review of the application, I conclude that the claim 
is of sufficient weight to justify reconsideration of the U.S. 
Department of Labor's prior decision. The application is, therefore, 
granted.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 20th day of August, 2012.
 Del Min Amy Chen,
Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. 2012-21622 Filed 8-31-12; 8:45 am]
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