Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL), 16871-16875 [2013-06260]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 19, 2013 / Notices Agency: DOL–ETA. Title of Collection: Benefit Rights and Experience Report. OMB Control Number: 1205–0177. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 636. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 318. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: March 11, 2013. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–06206 Filed 3–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P The complete SGA and any subsequent SGA amendments in connection with this solicitation are described in further detail on ETA’s Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/ grants/ or on http://www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this solicitation. DATES: The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is May 2, 2013. Applications must be received no later than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brinda Ruggles, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N–4716, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202–693–3437. Signed March 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. Eric D. Luetkenhaus, Grant Officer, Employment and Training Administration. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for Training to Work—Adult Reentry [FR Doc. 2013–06285 Filed 3–18–13; 8:45 am] Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice of Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA). DEPARTMENT OF LABOR tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Funding Opportunity Number: SGA/ DFA PY–12–06. SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announces the availability of approximately $20 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act and the Second Chance Act of 2007 to serve adult offenders enrolled in state and/or local work-release programs. Under this solicitation, DOL expects to award 15 grants for up to $1,400,000 each to cover a 39-month period of performance, which includes a planning period of up to six months, program operation period of 24 months, and follow-up services of at least nine months provided to each participant. Any non-profit organization with Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) status may apply for these grants to provide services to eligible participants in areas of high-poverty and high-crime rates. These services will include case management; mentoring to support reintegration; education and/or training leading to industry-recognized credentials for in demand industries and occupations in the state or local area; integrated workforce activities to reduce recidivism; and follow-up services. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Mar 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P Employment and Training Administration Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Title I of WIA (Pub. L. 105– 220) requires the U.S. Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to update and publish the LLSIL tables annually, for uses described in the law (including determining eligibility for youth). WIA defines the term ‘‘low income individual’’ as one who qualifies under various criteria, including an individual who received income for a six-month period that does not exceed the higher level of the poverty line or 70 percent of the LLSIL. This issuance provides the Secretary’s annual LLSIL for 2013 and references the current 2013 Health and Human Services ‘‘Poverty Guidelines.’’ DATES: This notice is effective March 19, 2013. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS ON LLSIL: Please contact Samuel Wright, Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S– 4526, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202–693–2870; Fax: 202– 693–3015 (these are not toll-free PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16871 numbers); Email address: wright.samuel.e@dol.gov. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via Text Telephone (TTY/TDD) by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877–889–5627 (TTY/ TDD). For Further Information or Questions on Federal Youth Employment Programs: Please contact Jennifer Kemp, Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N– 4464, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202–693–3377; Fax: 202– 693–3110 (these are not toll-free numbers); Email: kemp.jennifer@dol.gov. 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). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of WIA is to provide workforce investment activities through statewide and local workforce investment systems that increase the employment, retention, and earnings of participants. WIA programs are intended to increase the occupational skill attainment by participants and the quality of the workforce, thereby reducing welfare dependency and enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of the Nation. LLSIL is used for several purposes under the WIA. Specifically, WIA Section 101(25) defines the term ‘‘low income individual’’ for eligibility purposes, and Sections 127(b)(2)(C) and 132(b)(1)(B)(v)(IV) define the terms ‘‘disadvantaged youth’’ and ‘‘disadvantaged adult’’ in terms of the poverty line or LLSIL for State formula allotments. The governor and State/local workforce investment boards (WIBs) use the LLSIL for determining eligibility for youth and adults for certain services. ETA encourages governors and State/ local WIBs to consult the WIA regulations and the preamble to the WIA Final Rule (published at 65 FR 49294 August 11, 2000) for more specific guidance in applying LLSIL to program requirements. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the most current povertylevel guidelines in the Federal Register on January 24, 2013 (Volume 78, Number 16), pp. 5182–5183. The HHS 2013 Poverty guidelines may also be found on the Internet at http:// aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/13poverty.cfm. ETA plans to have the 2013 LLSIL available on its Web site at http:// www.doleta.gov/llsil/2013/. E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 16872 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 19, 2013 / Notices WIA Section 101(24) defines LLSIL as ‘‘that income level (adjusted for regional, metropolitan, urban and rural differences and family size) determined annually by the Secretary [of Labor] based on the most recent lower living family budget issued by the Secretary.’’ The most recent lower living family budget was issued by the Secretary in fall 1981. The four-person urban family budget estimates, previously published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), provided the basis for the Secretary to determine the LLSIL. BLS terminated the four-person family budget series in 1982, after publication of the fall 1981 estimates. Currently, BLS provides data to ETA, which ETA then uses to develop the LLSIL tables, as provided in the Appendices to this Federal Register notice. ETA published the 2012 updates to the LLSIL in the Federal Register of March 28, 2012, at Vol. 77, No. 60 pp. 18865–18869. This notice again updates the LLSIL to reflect cost of living increases for 2012, by calculating the percentage change in the most recent 2012 Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI–U) for an area to the 2011 CPI–U, and then applying this calculation to each of the March 28, 2012 LLSIL figures. The updated figures for a four-person family are listed in Appendix A, Table 1, by region for both metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas. Numbers in all of the Appendix tables are rounded up to the nearest dollar. Since program eligibility for lowincome individuals, ‘‘disadvantaged adults’’ and ‘‘disadvantaged youth’’ may be determined by family income at 70 percent of the LLSIL, pursuant to WIA Sections 101(25), 127(b)(2)(C), and 132(b)(1)(B)(v)(IV), respectively, those figures are listed as well. I. Jurisdictions Jurisdictions included in the various regions, based generally on the Census Regions of the U.S. Department of Commerce, are as follows: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Northeast Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire New Jersey New York Pennsylvania Rhode Island Vermont Virgin Islands B. Midwest Illinois Indiana Iowa VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Mar 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 Kansas Michigan Minnesota Missouri Nebraska North Dakota Ohio South Dakota Wisconsin updated 2012 LLSIL for family sizes of one to six persons. Because Tables 1–3 only list the LLSIL for a family of four, Table 4 can be used to separately determine the LLSIL for families of between one and six persons. For families larger than six persons, an amount equal to the difference between the six-person and the five-person family income levels should be added to the six-person family income level for each additional person in the family. Where the poverty level for a particular family size is greater than the corresponding 70 percent of the LLSIL figure, the figure is italicized. A modified Microsoft Excel version of Appendix D, Table 4, with the area names, will be available on the ETA LLSIL Web site at http:// www.doleta.gov/llsil/2013/. Appendix E, Table 5, indicates 100 percent of LLSIL for family sizes of one to six, and is used to determine self-sufficiency as noted at 20 CFR 663.230 of the WIA regulations and WIA Section 134(d)(3)(A)(ii). C. South Alabama American Samoa Arkansas Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Northern Marianas Oklahoma Palau Puerto Rico South Carolina Kentucky Louisiana Marshall Islands Maryland Micronesia Mississippi North Carolina Tennessee Texas Virginia West Virginia D. West Arizona California Colorado Idaho Montana Nevada New Mexico Oregon Utah Washington Wyoming Additionally, separate figures have been provided for Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam as indicated in Appendix B, Table 2. For Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam, the year 2012 figures were updated from the 2012 ‘‘State Index’’ based on the ratio of the urban change in the State (using Anchorage for Alaska and Honolulu for Hawaii and Guam) compared to the West regional metropolitan change, and then applying that index to the West regional metropolitan change. Data on 23 selected Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) are also available. These are based on annual and semiannual CPI–U changes for a 12month period ending in December 2012. The updated LLSIL figures for these MSAs and 70 percent of LLSIL are reported in Appendix C, Table 3. Appendix D, Table 4 lists each of the various figures at 70 percent of the PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Use of These Data Governors should designate the appropriate LLSILs for use within the State from Appendices A, B, and C, containing Tables 1 through 3. Appendices D and E, which contain Tables 4 and 5, which adjust a family of four figure for larger and smaller families, may be used with any LLSIL designated area. The governor’s designation may be provided by disseminating information on MSAs and metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas within the State or it may involve further calculations. For example, the State of New Jersey may have four or more LLSIL figures for Northeast metropolitan, Northeast nonmetropolitan, portions of the State in the New York City MSA, and those in the Philadelphia MSA. If a workforce investment area includes areas that would be covered by more than one LLSIL figure, the governor may determine which is to be used. Under 20 CFR 661.110, a State’s policies and measures for the workforce investment system shall be accepted by the Secretary to the extent that they are consistent with WIA and WIA regulations. III. Disclaimer on Statistical Uses It should be noted that publication of these figures is only for the purpose of meeting the requirements specified by WIA as defined in the law and regulations. BLS has not revised the lower living family budget since 1981, and has no plans to do so. The fourperson urban family budget estimates E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 16873 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 19, 2013 / Notices series has been terminated. The CPI–U adjustments used to update LLSIL for this publication are not precisely comparable, most notably because certain tax items were included in the 1981 LLSIL, but are not in the CPI–U. Thus, these figures should not be used for any statistical purposes, and are valid only for those purposes under WIA as defined in the law and regulations. Appendix A TABLE 1—LOWER LIVING STANDARD INCOME LEVEL (FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR PERSONS) BY REGION 1 2013 adjusted LLSIL Region 2 Northeast: Metro ......... Non-Metro 3 Midwest: Metro ......... Non-Metro .. South: Metro ......... 70 percent LLSIL $41,250 39,404 $28,875 27,583 36,392 35,183 25,475 24,628 35,131 TABLE 1—LOWER LIVING STANDARD Appendix B INCOME LEVEL (FOR A FAMILY OF TABLE 2—LOWER LIVING STANDARD FOUR PERSONS) BY REGION 1— INCOME LEVEL (FOR A FAMILY OF Continued FOUR PERSONS), FOR ALASKA, HAWAII AND GUAM 1 2013 70 percent Region 2 adjusted LLSIL Non-Metro .. West: Metro ......... Non-Metro 4 LLSIL 34,730 24,311 39,606 38,393 27,724 26,875 1 For ease of use, these figures are rounded to the next highest dollar. 2 Metropolitan area measures were calculated from the weighted average CPI–U’s for city size classes A and B/C. Non-metropolitan area measures were calculated from the CPI–U’s for city size class D. 3 Non-metropolitan area percent changes for the Northeast region are no longer available. The Non-metropolitan percent change was calculated using the U.S. average CPI–U for city size class D. 4 Non-metropolitan area percent changes for the West region are based on unpublished BLS data. 24,592 Region Alaska: Metro ......... Non-Metro 2 Hawaii, Guam: Metro ......... Non-Metro 2 2013 adjusted LLSIL 70 percent LLSIL $46,913 48,173 $32,839 33,721 50,941 51,428 35,658 36,000 1 For ease of use, these figures are rounded to the next highest dollar. 2 Non-Metropolitan percent changes for Alaska, Hawaii and Guam were calculated from the CPI–U’s for all urban consumers for city size class D in the Western Region. Generally the non-metro areas LLSIL is lower than the LLSIL in metro areas. This year the nonmetro area LLSIL incomes were larger because the change in CPI–U was smaller in the metro areas compared to the change in CPI– U in the non-metro areas of Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. Appendix C TABLE 3—LOWER LIVING STANDARD INCOME LEVEL (FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR PERSONS) FOR 23 SELECTED MSAS 1 2013 adjusted LLSIL Metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) Anchorage, AK ................................................................................................................................................................. Atlanta, GA ...................................................................................................................................................................... Boston—Brockton—Nashua, MA/NH/ME/CT .................................................................................................................. Chicago—Gary—Kenosha, IL/IN/WI ............................................................................................................................... Cincinnati—Hamilton, OH/KY/IN ..................................................................................................................................... Cleveland—Akron, OH .................................................................................................................................................... Dallas—Ft. Worth, TX ...................................................................................................................................................... Denver—Boulder—Greeley, CO ...................................................................................................................................... Detroit—Ann Arbor—Flint, MI .......................................................................................................................................... Honolulu, HI ..................................................................................................................................................................... Houston—Galveston—Brazoria, TX ................................................................................................................................ Kansas City, MO/KS ........................................................................................................................................................ Los Angeles—Riverside—Orange County, CA ............................................................................................................... Milwaukee—Racine, WI ................................................................................................................................................... Minneapolis—St. Paul, MN/WI ........................................................................................................................................ New York—Northern NJ—Long Island, NY/NJ/CT/PA ................................................................................................... Philadelphia—Wilmington—Atlantic City, PA/NJ/DE/MD ................................................................................................ Pittsburgh, PA .................................................................................................................................................................. St. Louis, MO/IL ............................................................................................................................................................... San Diego, CA ................................................................................................................................................................. San Francisco—Oakland—San Jose, CA ....................................................................................................................... Seattle—Tacoma—Bremerton, WA ................................................................................................................................. Washington—Baltimore, DC/MD/VA/WV 2 ...................................................................................................................... 1 For $48,086 33,008 44,231 37,641 35,610 37,425 33,338 37,286 34,960 51,856 32,109 34,261 41,692 35,522 35,608 43,731 39,694 43,489 33,741 45,363 42,606 43,060 44,522 70 percent LLSIL $33,660 23,106 30,962 26,349 24,927 26,198 23,337 26,100 24,472 36,300 22,476 23,983 29,185 24,865 24,926 30,612 27,786 30,443 23,619 31,754 29,824 30,142 31,165 ease of use, these figures are rounded to the next highest dollar. and Washington are calculated as a single metropolitan statistical area. 2 Baltimore tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Appendix D Table 4: 70 Percent of Updated 2013 Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL), by Family Size To use the 70 percent LLSIL value, where it is stipulated for the WIA programs, begin by locating the region or metropolitan area where the program VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Mar 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 applicant resides. These are listed in Tables 1, 2 and 3. After locating the appropriate region or metropolitan statistical area, find the 70 percent LLSIL amount for that location. The 70 percent LLSIL figures are listed in the last column to the right on each of the three tables. These figures apply to a PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 family of four. Larger and smaller family eligibility is based on a percentage of the family of four. To determine eligibility for other size families consult Table 4 and the instructions below. To use Table 4, locate the 70 percent LLSIL value that applies to the individual’s region or metropolitan area E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 16874 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 19, 2013 / Notices from Tables 1, 2 or 3. Find the same number in the ‘‘family of four’’ column of Table 4. Move left or right across that row to the size that corresponds to the individual’s family unit. That figure is the maximum household income the individual is permitted in order to qualify as economically disadvantaged under the WIA. Where the HHS poverty level for a particular family size is greater than the corresponding LLSIL figure, the LLSIL figure is italicized. Individuals from these size families may consult the 2013 HHS poverty guidelines found on the Health and Human Services Web site at http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/ 13poverty.cfm to find the higher eligibility standard. Individuals from Alaska and Hawaii should consult the HHS guidelines for the generally higher poverty levels that apply in their States. Family of one Family of two Family of three Family of four Family of five Family of six $8,098 8,319 8,406 8,509 8,634 8,759 8,813 8,857 8,873 8,952 8,977 8,976 9,172 9,400 9,433 9,486 9,677 9,932 9,982 10,008 10,399 10,508 10,742 10,858 10,965 11,022 11,148 11,224 11,438 11,828 12,123 12,145 12,844 12,964 13,073 $13,267 13,635 13,775 13,941 14,153 14,349 14,439 14,513 14,534 14,673 14,710 14,713 15,034 15,404 15,464 15,552 15,859 16,280 16,357 16,398 17,043 17,219 17,602 17,785 17,968 18,065 18,271 18,394 18,737 19,377 19,867 19,896 21,041 21,245 21,418 $18,209 18,723 18,908 19,135 19,432 19,693 19,825 19,919 19,953 20,144 20,195 20,197 20,635 21,147 21,223 21,342 21,774 22,349 22,458 22,510 23,391 23,641 24,159 24,419 24,664 24,797 25,086 25,248 25,725 26,605 27,268 27,317 28,889 29,162 29,403 $22,476 23,106 23,337 23,619 23,983 24,311 24,472 24,592 24,628 24,865 24,926 24,927 25,475 26,100 26,198 26,349 26,875 27,583 27,724 27,786 28,875 29,185 29,824 30,142 30,443 30,612 30,962 31,165 31,754 32,839 33,660 33,721 35,658 36,000 36,300 $26,526 27,268 27,544 27,874 28,303 28,689 28,878 29,025 29,069 29,345 29,418 29,418 30,061 30,800 30,918 31,097 31,718 32,553 32,715 32,794 34,079 34,439 35,196 35,571 35,929 36,122 36,540 36,782 37,474 38,754 39,726 39,793 42,080 42,482 42,835 $31,021 31,888 32,209 32,595 33,101 33,551 33,770 33,946 33,994 34,317 34,403 34,403 35,163 36,023 36,154 36,369 37,096 38,064 38,265 38,347 39,851 40,281 41,164 41,598 42,016 42,252 42,729 43,016 43,827 45,326 46,452 46,535 49,216 49,682 50,101 Appendix E Table 5: Updated 2013 LLSIL (100 percent), by Family Size To use the LLSIL to determine the minimum level for establishing selfsufficiency criteria at the State or local level, begin by locating the metropolitan area or region from Table 1, 2 or 3. Then locate the appropriate region or metropolitan statistical area and then find the 2013 adjusted LLSIL amount for that location. These figures apply to a family of four. Locate the corresponding number in the family of four in the column below. Move left or right across that row to the size that corresponds to the individual’s family unit. That figure is the minimum figure that States must set for determining whether employment leads to self-sufficiency under WIA programs. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Family of one Family of two Family of three Family of four Family of five Family of six $11,569 11,885 12,009 12,156 12,334 12,512 12,590 12,653 12,676 12,788 12,824 12,823 13,103 $18,953 19,478 19,679 19,915 20,218 20,498 20,627 20,732 20,763 20,961 21,014 21,018 21,478 $26,013 26,747 27,012 27,336 27,760 28,134 28,322 28,456 28,504 28,777 28,850 28,853 29,479 $32,109 33,008 33,338 33,741 34,261 34,730 34,960 35,131 35,183 35,522 35,608 35,610 36,392 $37,894 38,955 39,349 39,820 40,433 40,984 41,255 41,464 41,527 41,921 42,026 42,026 42,944 $44,316 45,554 46,013 46,564 47,287 47,930 48,243 48,494 48,563 49,024 49,148 49,147 50,232 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Mar 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 19, 2013 / Notices 16875 Family of one Family of two Family of three Family of four Family of five Family of six 13,429 13,476 13,552 13,824 14,188 14,259 14,298 14,856 15,011 15,346 15,511 15,664 15,746 15,926 16,035 16,340 16,897 17,319 17,350 18,349 18,520 18,676 22,006 22,091 22,217 22,655 23,257 23,368 23,425 24,348 24,599 25,146 25,408 25,669 25,808 26,101 26,277 26,767 27,681 28,381 28,423 30,058 30,350 30,598 30,210 30,318 30,489 31,105 31,927 32,083 32,157 33,416 33,773 34,513 34,884 35,235 35,424 35,838 36,069 36,750 38,007 38,955 39,024 41,270 41,661 42,004 37,286 37,425 37,641 38,393 39,404 39,606 39,694 41,250 41,692 42,606 43,060 43,489 43,731 44,231 44,522 45,363 46,913 48,086 48,173 50,941 51,428 51,856 44,000 44,169 44,424 45,312 46,504 46,736 46,848 48,684 49,198 50,280 50,816 51,327 51,603 52,201 52,546 53,534 55,362 56,751 56,847 60,115 60,688 61,193 51,461 51,648 51,955 52,994 54,377 54,664 54,782 56,930 57,544 58,806 59,425 60,023 60,359 61,042 61,452 62,610 64,751 66,361 66,479 70,308 70,974 71,573 Signed at Washington, DC, this 11th day of March, 2013. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2013–06260 Filed 3–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FT–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Request of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator for Public Comments: Legislative Review Related to Enforcement Against Economic Espionage and Trade Secret Theft Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. ACTION: Request for written submissions from the public. AGENCY: The theft of trade secrets from U.S. corporations can impact national security, undermine U.S. global competitiveness, diminish U.S. export prospects, and put American jobs at risk. Trade secrets play a crucial role in maintaining America’s global competitiveness. The Administration will continue to act vigorously to combat the theft of American trade secrets that could be used by foreign companies or foreign governments to gain an unfair commercial advantage over U.S. companies. We need to ensure that our laws are as effective as possible. Therefore, the Administration is reviewing applicable Federal law related to enforcement against economic tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Mar 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 espionage and trade secret theft. This review is pursuant to the Administration Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets issued on February 20, 2013. The strategy is available at: http://www.whitehouse.gov /sites/default/files/omb/IPEC/admin _strategy_on_mitigating_the_theft_of_ u.s._trade_secrets.pdf http:/ www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ omb/IPEC/admin_strategy_on _mitigating_the_theft_of_u.s._trade _secrets.pdf. A related OMB blog post is available at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/ 2013/02/19/launch-administration-sstrategy-mitigate-theft-us-trade-secrets. And video of the rollout event is available at: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=vwgYahy Q754&feature=youtu.be. In the strategy, the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) committed to a review of existing laws related to the enforcement of trade secrets to determine if legislative changes are needed to enhance enforcement. IPEC invites public input and participation in shaping the Administration’s review. Specifically, we are requesting any recommendations for legislative changes that would enhance enforcement against, or reduce the risk of, the misappropriation of trade secrets for the benefit of foreign competitors or foreign governments. Submissions must be received on or before April 22, 2013. DATES: All comments should be submitted electronically via http:// www.regulations.gov, docket number IPEC–2013–XXXX. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 53 (Tuesday, March 19, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Lower Living Standard 
Income Level (LLSIL)

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Title I of WIA (Pub. L. 105-220) requires the U.S. Secretary 
of Labor (Secretary) to update and publish the LLSIL tables annually, 
for uses described in the law (including determining eligibility for 
youth). WIA defines the term ``low income individual'' as one who 
qualifies under various criteria, including an individual who received 
income for a six-month period that does not exceed the higher level of 
the poverty line or 70 percent of the LLSIL. This issuance provides the 
Secretary's annual LLSIL for 2013 and references the current 2013 
Health and Human Services ``Poverty Guidelines.''

DATES: This notice is effective March 19, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS ON LLSIL: Please contact Samuel 
Wright, Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S-4526, Washington, DC 20210; 
Telephone: 202-693-2870; Fax: 202-693-3015 (these are not toll-free 
numbers); Email address: wright.samuel.e@dol.gov. Individuals with 
hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via 
Text Telephone (TTY/TDD) by calling the toll-free Federal Information 
Relay Service at 1-877-889-5627 (TTY/TDD).
    For Further Information or Questions on Federal Youth Employment 
Programs: Please contact Jennifer Kemp, Department of Labor, Employment 
and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-4464, 
Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202-693-3377; Fax: 202-693-3110 (these 
are not toll-free numbers); Email: kemp.jennifer@dol.gov. 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).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of WIA is to provide workforce 
investment activities through statewide and local workforce investment 
systems that increase the employment, retention, and earnings of 
participants. WIA programs are intended to increase the occupational 
skill attainment by participants and the quality of the workforce, 
thereby reducing welfare dependency and enhancing the productivity and 
competitiveness of the Nation.
    LLSIL is used for several purposes under the WIA. Specifically, WIA 
Section 101(25) defines the term ``low income individual'' for 
eligibility purposes, and Sections 127(b)(2)(C) and 132(b)(1)(B)(v)(IV) 
define the terms ``disadvantaged youth'' and ``disadvantaged adult'' in 
terms of the poverty line or LLSIL for State formula allotments. The 
governor and State/local workforce investment boards (WIBs) use the 
LLSIL for determining eligibility for youth and adults for certain 
services. ETA encourages governors and State/local WIBs to consult the 
WIA regulations and the preamble to the WIA Final Rule (published at 65 
FR 49294 August 11, 2000) for more specific guidance in applying LLSIL 
to program requirements. The U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS) published the most current poverty-level guidelines in 
the Federal Register on January 24, 2013 (Volume 78, Number 16), pp. 
5182-5183. The HHS 2013 Poverty guidelines may also be found on the 
Internet at http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/13poverty.cfm. ETA plans to 
have the 2013 LLSIL available on its Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/llsil/2013/.

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    WIA Section 101(24) defines LLSIL as ``that income level (adjusted 
for regional, metropolitan, urban and rural differences and family 
size) determined annually by the Secretary [of Labor] based on the most 
recent lower living family budget issued by the Secretary.'' The most 
recent lower living family budget was issued by the Secretary in fall 
1981. The four-person urban family budget estimates, previously 
published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), provided the 
basis for the Secretary to determine the LLSIL. BLS terminated the 
four-person family budget series in 1982, after publication of the fall 
1981 estimates. Currently, BLS provides data to ETA, which ETA then 
uses to develop the LLSIL tables, as provided in the Appendices to this 
Federal Register notice.
    ETA published the 2012 updates to the LLSIL in the Federal Register 
of March 28, 2012, at Vol. 77, No. 60 pp. 18865-18869. This notice 
again updates the LLSIL to reflect cost of living increases for 2012, 
by calculating the percentage change in the most recent 2012 Consumer 
Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for an area to the 2011 
CPI-U, and then applying this calculation to each of the March 28, 2012 
LLSIL figures. The updated figures for a four-person family are listed 
in Appendix A, Table 1, by region for both metropolitan and non-
metropolitan areas. Numbers in all of the Appendix tables are rounded 
up to the nearest dollar. Since program eligibility for low-income 
individuals, ``disadvantaged adults'' and ``disadvantaged youth'' may 
be determined by family income at 70 percent of the LLSIL, pursuant to 
WIA Sections 101(25), 127(b)(2)(C), and 132(b)(1)(B)(v)(IV), 
respectively, those figures are listed as well.

I. Jurisdictions

    Jurisdictions included in the various regions, based generally on 
the Census Regions of the U.S. Department of Commerce, are as follows:

A. Northeast

Connecticut
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Vermont
Virgin Islands

B. Midwest

Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
North Dakota
Ohio
South Dakota
Wisconsin

C. South

Alabama
American Samoa
Arkansas
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Northern Marianas
Oklahoma
Palau
Puerto Rico
South Carolina
Kentucky
Louisiana
Marshall Islands
Maryland
Micronesia
Mississippi
North Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
West Virginia

D. West

Arizona
California
Colorado
Idaho
Montana
Nevada
New Mexico
Oregon
Utah
Washington
Wyoming

    Additionally, separate figures have been provided for Alaska, 
Hawaii, and Guam as indicated in Appendix B, Table 2.
    For Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam, the year 2012 figures were updated 
from the 2012 ``State Index'' based on the ratio of the urban change in 
the State (using Anchorage for Alaska and Honolulu for Hawaii and Guam) 
compared to the West regional metropolitan change, and then applying 
that index to the West regional metropolitan change.
    Data on 23 selected Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) are also 
available. These are based on annual and semiannual CPI-U changes for a 
12-month period ending in December 2012. The updated LLSIL figures for 
these MSAs and 70 percent of LLSIL are reported in Appendix C, Table 3.
    Appendix D, Table 4 lists each of the various figures at 70 percent 
of the updated 2012 LLSIL for family sizes of one to six persons. 
Because Tables 1-3 only list the LLSIL for a family of four, Table 4 
can be used to separately determine the LLSIL for families of between 
one and six persons. For families larger than six persons, an amount 
equal to the difference between the six-person and the five-person 
family income levels should be added to the six-person family income 
level for each additional person in the family. Where the poverty level 
for a particular family size is greater than the corresponding 70 
percent of the LLSIL figure, the figure is italicized. A modified 
Microsoft Excel version of Appendix D, Table 4, with the area names, 
will be available on the ETA LLSIL Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/llsil/2013/. Appendix E, Table 5, indicates 100 percent of LLSIL for 
family sizes of one to six, and is used to determine self-sufficiency 
as noted at 20 CFR 663.230 of the WIA regulations and WIA Section 
134(d)(3)(A)(ii).

II. Use of These Data

    Governors should designate the appropriate LLSILs for use within 
the State from Appendices A, B, and C, containing Tables 1 through 3. 
Appendices D and E, which contain Tables 4 and 5, which adjust a family 
of four figure for larger and smaller families, may be used with any 
LLSIL designated area. The governor's designation may be provided by 
disseminating information on MSAs and metropolitan and non-metropolitan 
areas within the State or it may involve further calculations. For 
example, the State of New Jersey may have four or more LLSIL figures 
for Northeast metropolitan, Northeast non-metropolitan, portions of the 
State in the New York City MSA, and those in the Philadelphia MSA. If a 
workforce investment area includes areas that would be covered by more 
than one LLSIL figure, the governor may determine which is to be used.
    Under 20 CFR 661.110, a State's policies and measures for the 
workforce investment system shall be accepted by the Secretary to the 
extent that they are consistent with WIA and WIA regulations.

III. Disclaimer on Statistical Uses

    It should be noted that publication of these figures is only for 
the purpose of meeting the requirements specified by WIA as defined in 
the law and regulations. BLS has not revised the lower living family 
budget since 1981, and has no plans to do so. The four-person urban 
family budget estimates

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series has been terminated. The CPI-U adjustments used to update LLSIL 
for this publication are not precisely comparable, most notably because 
certain tax items were included in the 1981 LLSIL, but are not in the 
CPI-U. Thus, these figures should not be used for any statistical 
purposes, and are valid only for those purposes under WIA as defined in 
the law and regulations.

Appendix A

    Table 1--Lower Living Standard Income Level (for a Family of Four
                         Persons) by Region \1\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                    2013
                  Region \2\                      adjusted    70 percent
                                                   LLSIL        LLSIL
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Northeast:
    Metro.....................................      $41,250      $28,875
    Non-Metro \3\.............................       39,404       27,583
Midwest:
    Metro.....................................       36,392       25,475
    Non-Metro.................................       35,183       24,628
South:
    Metro.....................................       35,131       24,592
    Non-Metro.................................       34,730       24,311
West:
    Metro.....................................       39,606       27,724
    Non-Metro \4\.............................       38,393       26,875
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ For ease of use, these figures are rounded to the next highest
  dollar.
\2\ Metropolitan area measures were calculated from the weighted average
  CPI-U's for city size classes A and B/C. Non-metropolitan area
  measures were calculated from the CPI-U's for city size class D.
\3\ Non-metropolitan area percent changes for the Northeast region are
  no longer available. The Non-metropolitan percent change was
  calculated using the U.S. average CPI-U for city size class D.
\4\ Non-metropolitan area percent changes for the West region are based
  on unpublished BLS data.

Appendix B

    Table 2--Lower Living Standard Income Level (for a Family of Four
                Persons), for Alaska, Hawaii and Guam \1\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                    2013
                    Region                        adjusted    70 percent
                                                   LLSIL        LLSIL
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alaska:
    Metro.....................................      $46,913      $32,839
    Non-Metro \2\.............................       48,173       33,721
Hawaii, Guam:
    Metro.....................................       50,941       35,658
    Non-Metro \2\.............................       51,428       36,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ For ease of use, these figures are rounded to the next highest
  dollar.
\2\ Non-Metropolitan percent changes for Alaska, Hawaii and Guam were
  calculated from the CPI-U's for all urban consumers for city size
  class D in the Western Region. Generally the non-metro areas LLSIL is
  lower than the LLSIL in metro areas. This year the non-metro area
  LLSIL incomes were larger because the change in CPI-U was smaller in
  the metro areas compared to the change in CPI-U in the non-metro areas
  of Alaska, Hawaii and Guam.

Appendix C

    Table 3--Lower Living Standard Income Level (for a Family of Four
                    Persons) for 23 Selected MSAs \1\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                    2013
     Metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs)        adjusted    70 percent
                                                   LLSIL        LLSIL
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Anchorage, AK.................................      $48,086      $33,660
Atlanta, GA...................................       33,008       23,106
Boston--Brockton--Nashua, MA/NH/ME/CT.........       44,231       30,962
Chicago--Gary--Kenosha, IL/IN/WI..............       37,641       26,349
Cincinnati--Hamilton, OH/KY/IN................       35,610       24,927
Cleveland--Akron, OH..........................       37,425       26,198
Dallas--Ft. Worth, TX.........................       33,338       23,337
Denver--Boulder--Greeley, CO..................       37,286       26,100
Detroit--Ann Arbor--Flint, MI.................       34,960       24,472
Honolulu, HI..................................       51,856       36,300
Houston--Galveston--Brazoria, TX..............       32,109       22,476
Kansas City, MO/KS............................       34,261       23,983
Los Angeles--Riverside--Orange County, CA.....       41,692       29,185
Milwaukee--Racine, WI.........................       35,522       24,865
Minneapolis--St. Paul, MN/WI..................       35,608       24,926
New York--Northern NJ--Long Island, NY/NJ/CT/        43,731       30,612
 PA...........................................
Philadelphia--Wilmington--Atlantic City, PA/NJ/      39,694       27,786
 DE/MD........................................
Pittsburgh, PA................................       43,489       30,443
St. Louis, MO/IL..............................       33,741       23,619
San Diego, CA.................................       45,363       31,754
San Francisco--Oakland--San Jose, CA..........       42,606       29,824
Seattle--Tacoma--Bremerton, WA................       43,060       30,142
Washington--Baltimore, DC/MD/VA/WV \2\........       44,522       31,165
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ For ease of use, these figures are rounded to the next highest
  dollar.
\2\ Baltimore and Washington are calculated as a single metropolitan
  statistical area.

Appendix D

Table 4: 70 Percent of Updated 2013 Lower Living Standard Income Level 
(LLSIL), by Family Size

    To use the 70 percent LLSIL value, where it is stipulated for the 
WIA programs, begin by locating the region or metropolitan area where 
the program applicant resides. These are listed in Tables 1, 2 and 3. 
After locating the appropriate region or metropolitan statistical area, 
find the 70 percent LLSIL amount for that location. The 70 percent 
LLSIL figures are listed in the last column to the right on each of the 
three tables. These figures apply to a family of four. Larger and 
smaller family eligibility is based on a percentage of the family of 
four. To determine eligibility for other size families consult Table 4 
and the instructions below.
    To use Table 4, locate the 70 percent LLSIL value that applies to 
the individual's region or metropolitan area

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from Tables 1, 2 or 3. Find the same number in the ``family of four'' 
column of Table 4. Move left or right across that row to the size that 
corresponds to the individual's family unit. That figure is the maximum 
household income the individual is permitted in order to qualify as 
economically disadvantaged under the WIA.
    Where the HHS poverty level for a particular family size is greater 
than the corresponding LLSIL figure, the LLSIL figure is italicized. 
Individuals from these size families may consult the 2013 HHS poverty 
guidelines found on the Health and Human Services Web site at http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/13poverty.cfm to find the higher eligibility 
standard. Individuals from Alaska and Hawaii should consult the HHS 
guidelines for the generally higher poverty levels that apply in their 
States.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Family of    Family of    Family of   Family of   Family of   Family of
    one          two         three       four        five         six
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    $8,098      $13,267     $18,209     $22,476     $26,526     $31,021
     8,319       13,635      18,723      23,106      27,268      31,888
     8,406       13,775      18,908      23,337      27,544      32,209
     8,509       13,941      19,135      23,619      27,874      32,595
     8,634       14,153      19,432      23,983      28,303      33,101
     8,759       14,349      19,693      24,311      28,689      33,551
     8,813       14,439      19,825      24,472      28,878      33,770
     8,857       14,513      19,919      24,592      29,025      33,946
     8,873       14,534      19,953      24,628      29,069      33,994
     8,952       14,673      20,144      24,865      29,345      34,317
     8,977       14,710      20,195      24,926      29,418      34,403
     8,976       14,713      20,197      24,927      29,418      34,403
     9,172       15,034      20,635      25,475      30,061      35,163
     9,400       15,404      21,147      26,100      30,800      36,023
     9,433       15,464      21,223      26,198      30,918      36,154
     9,486       15,552      21,342      26,349      31,097      36,369
     9,677       15,859      21,774      26,875      31,718      37,096
     9,932       16,280      22,349      27,583      32,553      38,064
     9,982       16,357      22,458      27,724      32,715      38,265
    10,008       16,398      22,510      27,786      32,794      38,347
    10,399       17,043      23,391      28,875      34,079      39,851
    10,508       17,219      23,641      29,185      34,439      40,281
    10,742       17,602      24,159      29,824      35,196      41,164
    10,858       17,785      24,419      30,142      35,571      41,598
    10,965       17,968      24,664      30,443      35,929      42,016
    11,022       18,065      24,797      30,612      36,122      42,252
    11,148       18,271      25,086      30,962      36,540      42,729
    11,224       18,394      25,248      31,165      36,782      43,016
    11,438       18,737      25,725      31,754      37,474      43,827
    11,828       19,377      26,605      32,839      38,754      45,326
    12,123       19,867      27,268      33,660      39,726      46,452
    12,145       19,896      27,317      33,721      39,793      46,535
    12,844       21,041      28,889      35,658      42,080      49,216
    12,964       21,245      29,162      36,000      42,482      49,682
    13,073       21,418      29,403      36,300      42,835      50,101
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Appendix E

Table 5: Updated 2013 LLSIL (100 percent), by Family Size

    To use the LLSIL to determine the minimum level for establishing 
self-sufficiency criteria at the State or local level, begin by 
locating the metropolitan area or region from Table 1, 2 or 3. Then 
locate the appropriate region or metropolitan statistical area and then 
find the 2013 adjusted LLSIL amount for that location. These figures 
apply to a family of four. Locate the corresponding number in the 
family of four in the column below. Move left or right across that row 
to the size that corresponds to the individual's family unit. That 
figure is the minimum figure that States must set for determining 
whether employment leads to self-sufficiency under WIA programs.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Family of    Family of    Family of   Family of   Family of   Family of
    one          two         three       four        five         six
------------------------------------------------------------------------
   $11,569      $18,953     $26,013     $32,109     $37,894     $44,316
    11,885       19,478      26,747      33,008      38,955      45,554
    12,009       19,679      27,012      33,338      39,349      46,013
    12,156       19,915      27,336      33,741      39,820      46,564
    12,334       20,218      27,760      34,261      40,433      47,287
    12,512       20,498      28,134      34,730      40,984      47,930
    12,590       20,627      28,322      34,960      41,255      48,243
    12,653       20,732      28,456      35,131      41,464      48,494
    12,676       20,763      28,504      35,183      41,527      48,563
    12,788       20,961      28,777      35,522      41,921      49,024
    12,824       21,014      28,850      35,608      42,026      49,148
    12,823       21,018      28,853      35,610      42,026      49,147
    13,103       21,478      29,479      36,392      42,944      50,232

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    13,429       22,006      30,210      37,286      44,000      51,461
    13,476       22,091      30,318      37,425      44,169      51,648
    13,552       22,217      30,489      37,641      44,424      51,955
    13,824       22,655      31,105      38,393      45,312      52,994
    14,188       23,257      31,927      39,404      46,504      54,377
    14,259       23,368      32,083      39,606      46,736      54,664
    14,298       23,425      32,157      39,694      46,848      54,782
    14,856       24,348      33,416      41,250      48,684      56,930
    15,011       24,599      33,773      41,692      49,198      57,544
    15,346       25,146      34,513      42,606      50,280      58,806
    15,511       25,408      34,884      43,060      50,816      59,425
    15,664       25,669      35,235      43,489      51,327      60,023
    15,746       25,808      35,424      43,731      51,603      60,359
    15,926       26,101      35,838      44,231      52,201      61,042
    16,035       26,277      36,069      44,522      52,546      61,452
    16,340       26,767      36,750      45,363      53,534      62,610
    16,897       27,681      38,007      46,913      55,362      64,751
    17,319       28,381      38,955      48,086      56,751      66,361
    17,350       28,423      39,024      48,173      56,847      66,479
    18,349       30,058      41,270      50,941      60,115      70,308
    18,520       30,350      41,661      51,428      60,688      70,974
    18,676       30,598      42,004      51,856      61,193      71,573
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    Signed at Washington, DC, this 11th day of March, 2013.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 2013-06260 Filed 3-18-13; 8:45 am]
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