Notice of Approval for South Carolina for Avoidance of 2012 Credit Reduction Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, 75195 [2012-30518]

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Title of Collection: Solicitation of Nominations for the Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor. OMB Control Number: 1290–0007. Affected Public: Private sector— businesses and other for-profits and notfor-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 50. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 50. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 500. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $500. Dated: December 12, 2012. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–30570 Filed 12–18–12; 8:45 am] 75195 November 10, 2012, South Carolina employers were potentially liable for a reduction in their FUTA offset credit for 2012. Section 3302(g) of FUTA provides that a state may avoid credit reduction for a year by meeting certain criteria. South Carolina applied for avoidance of the 2012 credit reduction under this section. Pursuant to delegation of authority to me under Secretary’s Order 06–2010, I have determined that South Carolina meets all of the criteria of section 3302(g) and thus qualifies for credit reduction avoidance. Therefore, South Carolina employers will have no reduction in FUTA offset credit for calendar year 2012. Dated: Signed in Washington, DC, on this 7th day of December, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2012–30518 Filed 12–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of a Virtual Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) BILLING CODE 4510–28–P Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of a virtual meeting. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Approval for South Carolina for Avoidance of 2012 Credit Reduction Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Sections 3302(c)(2) and 3302(d)(3) of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) provide that employers in a state that has an outstanding balance of advances under Title XII of the Social Security Act at the beginning of January 1 of two or more consecutive years are subject to a reduction in credits otherwise available against the FUTA tax for a calendar year, if a balance of advances remains at the beginning of November 10 of that year. Because the account of South Carolina in the Unemployment Trust Fund had a balance of advances at the beginning of January 1 of 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, and still had a balance of advances at the beginning of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pursuant to Section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 244 (Wednesday, December 19, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-30518]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice of Approval for South Carolina for Avoidance of 2012 
Credit Reduction Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Sections 3302(c)(2) and 3302(d)(3) of the Federal Unemployment 
Tax Act (FUTA) provide that employers in a state that has an 
outstanding balance of advances under Title XII of the Social Security 
Act at the beginning of January 1 of two or more consecutive years are 
subject to a reduction in credits otherwise available against the FUTA 
tax for a calendar year, if a balance of advances remains at the 
beginning of November 10 of that year. Because the account of South 
Carolina in the Unemployment Trust Fund had a balance of advances at 
the beginning of January 1 of 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, and still had 
a balance of advances at the beginning of November 10, 2012, South 
Carolina employers were potentially liable for a reduction in their 
FUTA offset credit for 2012.
    Section 3302(g) of FUTA provides that a state may avoid credit 
reduction for a year by meeting certain criteria. South Carolina 
applied for avoidance of the 2012 credit reduction under this section. 
Pursuant to delegation of authority to me under Secretary's Order 06-
2010, I have determined that South Carolina meets all of the criteria 
of section 3302(g) and thus qualifies for credit reduction avoidance. 
Therefore, South Carolina employers will have no reduction in FUTA 
offset credit for calendar year 2012.

    Dated: Signed in Washington, DC, on this 7th day of December, 
2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 2012-30518 Filed 12-18-12; 8:45 am]
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