Labor Surplus Area Classification Under Executive Orders, 59989-59990 [2012-24086]

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Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2012–24055 Filed 9–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:13 Sep 28, 2012 Jkt 226001 Devon, PA because the petitions are the subject of ongoing investigations under petitions filed earlier covering the same petitioners. Location FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Employment and Training Administration Labor Surplus Area Classification Under Executive Orders Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The purpose of this notice is to announce the annual list of labor surplus areas for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. DATES: Effective Date: The annual list of labor surplus areas is effective October 1, 2012, for all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. SUMMARY: Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Impact date Langhorne, PA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PO 00000 Impact date Tulsa, OK Subject firm 81,872 ......................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES TA–W No. I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of September 10, 2012 through September 14, 2012. These determinations are available on the Department’s Web site tradeact/taa/ taa search form.cfm under the searchable listing of determinations or by calling the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance toll free at 888– 365–6822. country) of section 222 have not been met. Location on the Department’s Web site, as required by Section 221 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2271), the Department initiated investigations of these petitions. The following determinations terminating investigations were issued After notice of the petitions was published in the Federal Register and Impact date Farmington, MO (increased imports) and (a)(2)(B) (shift in production or services to a foreign Determinations Terminating Investigations of Petitions for Worker Adjustment Assistance (b)(1), or (c)(1) (employment decline or threat of separation) of section 222 has not been met. Location TA–W No. 81,794 ......................... Impact date Sfmt 4703 Samuel Wright, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S–4231, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693–2870 (This is not a toll-free number). The Department of Labor’s regulations implementing Executive Orders 12073 and 10582 are set forth at 20 CFR Part 654, Subpart A. These regulations require the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) to classify jurisdictions as labor surplus areas pursuant to the criteria specified in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 59990 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2012 / Notices regulations and to publish annually a list of labor surplus areas. Pursuant to those regulations, ETA is hereby publishing the annual list of labor surplus areas. In addition, the regulations provide exceptional circumstance criteria for classifying labor surplus areas when catastrophic events, such as natural disasters, plant closings, and contract cancellations are expected to have a long-term impact on labor market area conditions, discounting temporary or seasonal factors. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Eligible Labor Surplus Areas A Labor Surplus Area (LSA) is a civil jurisdiction that has a civilian average annual unemployment rate during the previous two calendar years of 20 percent or more above the average annual civilian unemployment rate for all states during the same 24-month reference period. Only official unemployment estimates provided to ETA by the Bureau of Labor Statistics are used in making these classifications. The average unemployment rate for all states includes data for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The basic LSA classification criteria include a ‘‘floor unemployment rate.’’ A civil jurisdiction must have an unemployment rate of 6.0% or higher to be classified a LSA and a ‘‘ceiling unemployment rate’’ (10.0%). Any civil jurisdiction that has an unemployment rate of 10% or higher is classified a LSA. Civil jurisdictions are defined as follows: (a) A city of at least 25,000 population on the basis of the most recently available estimates from the Bureau of the Census; or (b) A town or township in the States of Michigan, New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania of 25,000 or more population and which possess powers and functions similar to those of cities; or (c) A county, except those counties which contain any type of civil jurisdictions defined in A or B above and a county in the States of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island; or (d) A ‘‘balance of county’’ consisting of a county less any component cities and townships identified in paragraphs A or B above; or (e) A county equivalent which is a town in the States of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, or a municipio in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:48 Sep 28, 2012 Jkt 226001 Procedures for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas The Department of Labor (DOL) issues the labor surplus area list on a fiscal year basis. The list becomes effective each October 1 and remains in effect through the following September 30. The reference period used in preparing the current list was January 2010 through December 2011. The national average unemployment rate (including Puerto Rico) during this period was rounded to 9.4 percent. Twenty percent higher than the national unemployment rate is 11.2 percent. Since the ceiling unemployment rate is 10.0 percent, the qualifying rate for LSA classification is 10.0 percent. Therefore, areas included on the FY 2013 labor surplus area list had an average unemployment rate of 10.0 percent or above during the reference period. When a city (that is a civil jurisdiction) is part of a county and meets the unemployment qualifier as a labor surplus area, then the balance of county, not the county, will be used if the balance of county also meets the unemployment criteria of a labor surplus area. The FY 2013 labor surplus area list and the list of labor surplus areas in Puerto Rico can be accessed, once the 2013 LSA list is published, at ETA’s LSA Web site http:// www.doleta.gov/programs/lsa.cfm. Petition for Exceptional Circumstance Consideration The classification procedures also provide for the designation of labor surplus areas under exceptional circumstance criteria. These procedures permit the regular classification criteria to be waived when an area experiences a significant increase in unemployment which is not temporary or seasonal and which was not reflected in the data for the 2-year reference period. Under the program’s exceptional circumstance procedures, labor surplus area classifications can be made for civil jurisdictions, Metropolitan Statistical Areas or Combined Statistical Areas, as defined by the Office of Management and Budget. In order for an area to be classified as a labor surplus area under the exceptional circumstance criteria, the state workforce agency must submit a petition requesting such classification to the Department of Labor’s ETA. The current criteria for an exceptional circumstance classification are: An area’s unemployment rate is at least 10.0 percent for each of the three most recent months; a projected unemployment rate of at least 10.0 percent for each of the next 12 months; and documentation that the exceptional circumstance event has already occurred. The state workforce PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 agency may file petitions on behalf of civil jurisdictions, as well as Metropolitan Statistical Areas or Micropolitan Statistical Areas. The addresses of state workforce agencies are available on the ETA Web site at: http://www.doleta.gov/programs/ lsa.cfm. State Workforce Agencies may submit petitions in electronic format to wright.samuel.e@dol.gov, or in hard copy to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce Investment, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S–4231, Washington, DC 20210 Attention Samuel Wright. Data collection for the petition is approved under OMB 1205–0207, expiration date March 31, 2013. Signed at Washington, DC, this 21st day of September, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–24086 Filed 9–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FT–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Workforce Investment Act; Native American Employment and Training Council Meeting Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92–463), as amended, and Section 166(h)(4) of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) [29 U.S.C. 2911(h)(4)], notice is hereby given of the next meeting of the Native American Employment and Training Council (Council), as constituted under WIA. DATES: The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, and continue until 3:00 p.m. that day. The meeting will reconvene at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, and adjourn at 4:30 p.m. that day. The period from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on October 17, 2012, will be reserved for participation and presentations by members of the public. The meeting will reconvene at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2012, and adjourn at 12:00 p.m. that day. ADDRESSES: On October 16–17, 2012 the meeting will be held at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, Northeast, Washington, DC 20212. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Labor Surplus Area Classification Under Executive Orders

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to announce the annual list of 
labor surplus areas for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013.

DATES: Effective Date: The annual list of labor surplus areas is 
effective October 1, 2012, for all states, the District of Columbia, 
and Puerto Rico.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samuel Wright, Office of Workforce 
Investment, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Room S-4231, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693-
2870 (This is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Labor's regulations 
implementing Executive Orders 12073 and 10582 are set forth at 20 CFR 
Part 654, Subpart A. These regulations require the Employment and 
Training Administration (ETA) to classify jurisdictions as labor 
surplus areas pursuant to the criteria specified in the

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regulations and to publish annually a list of labor surplus areas. 
Pursuant to those regulations, ETA is hereby publishing the annual list 
of labor surplus areas.
    In addition, the regulations provide exceptional circumstance 
criteria for classifying labor surplus areas when catastrophic events, 
such as natural disasters, plant closings, and contract cancellations 
are expected to have a long-term impact on labor market area 
conditions, discounting temporary or seasonal factors.

Eligible Labor Surplus Areas

    A Labor Surplus Area (LSA) is a civil jurisdiction that has a 
civilian average annual unemployment rate during the previous two 
calendar years of 20 percent or more above the average annual civilian 
unemployment rate for all states during the same 24-month reference 
period. Only official unemployment estimates provided to ETA by the 
Bureau of Labor Statistics are used in making these classifications. 
The average unemployment rate for all states includes data for the 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The basic LSA classification criteria 
include a ``floor unemployment rate.'' A civil jurisdiction must have 
an unemployment rate of 6.0% or higher to be classified a LSA and a 
``ceiling unemployment rate'' (10.0%). Any civil jurisdiction that has 
an unemployment rate of 10% or higher is classified a LSA.
    Civil jurisdictions are defined as follows:
    (a) A city of at least 25,000 population on the basis of the most 
recently available estimates from the Bureau of the Census; or
    (b) A town or township in the States of Michigan, New Jersey, New 
York, or Pennsylvania of 25,000 or more population and which possess 
powers and functions similar to those of cities; or
    (c) A county, except those counties which contain any type of civil 
jurisdictions defined in A or B above and a county in the States of 
Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island; or
    (d) A ``balance of county'' consisting of a county less any 
component cities and townships identified in paragraphs A or B above; 
or
    (e) A county equivalent which is a town in the States of 
Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, or a municipio in the 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Procedures for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas

    The Department of Labor (DOL) issues the labor surplus area list on 
a fiscal year basis. The list becomes effective each October 1 and 
remains in effect through the following September 30. The reference 
period used in preparing the current list was January 2010 through 
December 2011. The national average unemployment rate (including Puerto 
Rico) during this period was rounded to 9.4 percent. Twenty percent 
higher than the national unemployment rate is 11.2 percent. Since the 
ceiling unemployment rate is 10.0 percent, the qualifying rate for LSA 
classification is 10.0 percent. Therefore, areas included on the FY 
2013 labor surplus area list had an average unemployment rate of 10.0 
percent or above during the reference period. When a city (that is a 
civil jurisdiction) is part of a county and meets the unemployment 
qualifier as a labor surplus area, then the balance of county, not the 
county, will be used if the balance of county also meets the 
unemployment criteria of a labor surplus area. The FY 2013 labor 
surplus area list and the list of labor surplus areas in Puerto Rico 
can be accessed, once the 2013 LSA list is published, at ETA's LSA Web 
site http://www.doleta.gov/programs/lsa.cfm.

Petition for Exceptional Circumstance Consideration

    The classification procedures also provide for the designation of 
labor surplus areas under exceptional circumstance criteria. These 
procedures permit the regular classification criteria to be waived when 
an area experiences a significant increase in unemployment which is not 
temporary or seasonal and which was not reflected in the data for the 
2-year reference period. Under the program's exceptional circumstance 
procedures, labor surplus area classifications can be made for civil 
jurisdictions, Metropolitan Statistical Areas or Combined Statistical 
Areas, as defined by the Office of Management and Budget. In order for 
an area to be classified as a labor surplus area under the exceptional 
circumstance criteria, the state workforce agency must submit a 
petition requesting such classification to the Department of Labor's 
ETA. The current criteria for an exceptional circumstance 
classification are: An area's unemployment rate is at least 10.0 
percent for each of the three most recent months; a projected 
unemployment rate of at least 10.0 percent for each of the next 12 
months; and documentation that the exceptional circumstance event has 
already occurred. The state workforce agency may file petitions on 
behalf of civil jurisdictions, as well as Metropolitan Statistical 
Areas or Micropolitan Statistical Areas. The addresses of state 
workforce agencies are available on the ETA Web site at: http://www.doleta.gov/programs/lsa.cfm. State Workforce Agencies may submit 
petitions in electronic format to wright.samuel.e@dol.gov, or in hard 
copy to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training 
Administration, Office of Workforce Investment, 200 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Room S-4231, Washington, DC 20210 Attention Samuel Wright. Data 
collection for the petition is approved under OMB 1205-0207, expiration 
date March 31, 2013.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 21st day of September, 2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Administration.
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