Notice of Publication of 2012 Update to the Department of Labor's List of Goods From Countries Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor, 59417-59418 [2012-23402]

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National Natural Landmarks (NNL) Program NNL Program matters will be considered at the morning session of the business meeting on November 28, 2012, during which the Board may consider the following: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 4310–EE–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Notice of Publication of 2012 Update to the Department of Labor’s List of Goods From Countries Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Department of Labor. ACTION: Announcement of public availability of updated list of goods. AGENCY: This notice announces the publication of an updated list of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1 59418 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Notices goods—along with countries of origin— that the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) has reason to believe are produced by child labor or forced labor in violation of international standards (List). ILAB is required to develop and make available to the public the List pursuant to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 (TVPRA). DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUMMARY: Director, Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor at (202) 693–4843 (this is not a toll-free number). The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) announces the publication of the fourth edition of the List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor (List), pursuant to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2005. ILAB published the initial List on September 10, 2009, and has since published updated editions annually. The 2012 edition adds four goods (baked goods, beef, fish and thread/yarn), from 3 countries (South Sudan, Suriname and Vietnam), to the List. Section 105(b) of the TVPRA of 2005 mandated that ILAB develop and publish a list of goods from countries that ILAB ‘‘has reason to believe are produced with child labor or forced labor in violation of international standards.’’ ILAB’s Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT) carries out this mandate. The primary purposes of the List are to raise public awareness about the incidence of child labor and forced labor in the production of goods in the countries listed and to promote efforts to eliminate such practices. A full report, including the updated List and a discussion of the List’s context, scope, methodology, and limitations, as well as Frequently Asked Questions and a bibliography of sources, are available on the DOL Web site at: http:// www.dol.gov/ilab/programs/ocft/ tvpra.htm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with Signed at Washington, DC, this 17th day of September, 2012. Carol Pier, Acting Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs. [FR Doc. 2012–23402 Filed 9–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–28–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Sep 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 Notice of Initial Determination Revising the List of Products Requiring Federal Contractor Certification as to Forced/ Indentured Child Labor Pursuant to Executive Order 13126 Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), Department of Labor. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: This initial determination proposes to revise the list required by Executive Order No. 13126 (‘‘Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor’’) in accordance with the Department of Labor’s ‘‘Procedural Guidelines for the Maintenance of the List of Products Requiring Federal Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor.’’ Under the procurement regulations implementing this Executive Order, federal contractors who supply products on the list published by the Department of Labor must certify that they have made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to produce the products listed. This notice proposes to add 6 new line items to the list (dried fish from Bangladesh, gold from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Wolframite from the Democratic Republic of Congo, cattle from South Sudan, garments from Vietnam and fish from Ghana) that the Department of Labor preliminarily believes might have been mined, produced or manufactured by forced or indentured child labor. The Department of Labor invites public comment on this initial determination. The Department will consider all public comments prior to publishing a final determination revising the list of products, made in consultation and cooperation with the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security. DATES: Information should be submitted to the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor and Human Trafficking (OCFT) via one of the methods described below by 5 p.m., November 27, 2012. To Submit Information, or For Further Information Contact: Information submitted to the Department should be submitted directly to OCFT, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor at (202) 693–4843 (this is not a toll free number). Comments, identified as ‘‘Docket No. DOL–2012–0005,’’ may be submitted by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. The portal includes instructions for submitting comments. Parties submitting responses PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 electronically are encouraged not to submit paper copies. Facsimile (fax): OCFT at 202–693– 4830. Mail, Express Delivery, Hand Delivery, and Messenger Service (2 copies): Rachel Rigby/Charita Castro at U.S. Department of Labor, OCFT, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S– 5317, Washington, DC 20210. Email: EO13126@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Information Sought The Department is requesting public comment on the revisions to the List proposed below, as well as any other issue related to the fair and effective implementation of Executive Order (EO) 13126. This notice is a general solicitation of comments from the public. All submitted comments will be made a part of the public record and will be available for inspection on http://www.regulations.gov. In conducting research for this initial determination, the Department considered a wide variety of materials based on its own research or originating from other U.S. Government agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), U.S. Governmentfunded technical assistance and field research projects, academic and other independent research, media and other sources. The Department of State and U.S. embassies and consulates abroad also provide important information by gathering data from contacts, conducting site visits and reviewing local media sources. For this initial determination, the Department also sought additional information from the public through a call for information published in the Federal Register on February 16, 2012. In developing the revised List, the Department’s review focused on information concerning the use of forced or indentured child labor that was available from the above sources. A lack of information does not, by itself, establish that forced or indentured child labor is not being used in a particular country or for a particular product. The Department’s ability to gather relevant information is constrained by available resources and information about working conditions in some countries is difficult or impossible to obtain, for a variety of reasons. For example, some governments are unable or unwilling to cooperate with international efforts or with the efforts of NGOs to uncover and address labor exploitation such as forced or indentured child labor. Institutions or organizations that might E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 188 (Thursday, September 27, 2012)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23402]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Notice of Publication of 2012 Update to the Department of Labor's 
List of Goods From Countries Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor

AGENCY: Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Announcement of public availability of updated list of goods.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the publication of an updated list of

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goods--along with countries of origin--that the Bureau of International 
Labor Affairs (ILAB) has reason to believe are produced by child labor 
or forced labor in violation of international standards (List). ILAB is 
required to develop and make available to the public the List pursuant 
to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 
(TVPRA).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Office of Child Labor, 
Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking, Bureau of International Labor 
Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor at (202) 693-4843 (this is not a 
toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Bureau of International Labor Affairs 
(ILAB) announces the publication of the fourth edition of the List of 
Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor (List), pursuant to the 
Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2005. 
ILAB published the initial List on September 10, 2009, and has since 
published updated editions annually. The 2012 edition adds four goods 
(baked goods, beef, fish and thread/yarn), from 3 countries (South 
Sudan, Suriname and Vietnam), to the List.
    Section 105(b) of the TVPRA of 2005 mandated that ILAB develop and 
publish a list of goods from countries that ILAB ``has reason to 
believe are produced with child labor or forced labor in violation of 
international standards.'' ILAB's Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, 
and Human Trafficking (OCFT) carries out this mandate. The primary 
purposes of the List are to raise public awareness about the incidence 
of child labor and forced labor in the production of goods in the 
countries listed and to promote efforts to eliminate such practices. A 
full report, including the updated List and a discussion of the List's 
context, scope, methodology, and limitations, as well as Frequently 
Asked Questions and a bibliography of sources, are available on the DOL 
Web site at: http://www.dol.gov/ilab/programs/ocft/tvpra.htm.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 17th day of September, 2012.
Carol Pier,
Acting Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2012-23402 Filed 9-26-12; 8:45 am]
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