Bureau of International Labor Affairs; National Advisory Committee for Labor Provisions of U.S. Free Trade Agreements, 17721-17722 [2013-06630]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 56 / Friday, March 22, 2013 / Notices 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). Reporting forms ETA–9048 and ETA–9049 are used to identify those claimants who are most likely to exhaust their Unemployment Insurance benefits and to provide reemployment services to expedite those beneficiaries return to suitable work. The ETA–9048 report provides a count of the claimants who were referred to Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services (WPRS) and a count of those who completed the services. The ETA–9049 report provides the subsequent collection of wage records, which is a useful management tool for monitoring the success of the WPRS program in the State. This ICR also covers preliminary activities when States collect information from program beneficiaries. 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Title of Collection: Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Activities and Worker Profiling and Reemployment Outcomes. OMB Control Number: 1205–0353. Affected Public: Individuals or Households and State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,342,807. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2,685,932. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 2,819,995. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: March 18, 2013. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–06597 Filed 3–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Bureau of International Labor Affairs; National Advisory Committee for Labor Provisions of U.S. Free Trade Agreements ACTION: Notice of Charter Renewal. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC), and the Labor Chapters of U.S. Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), the Secretary of Labor has determined that the renewal of the charter of the National Advisory Committee for Labor Provisions of U.S. Free Trade Agreements (NAC) is necessary and in the public interest and will provide information that cannot be obtained from other sources. The committee shall provide its views to the PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17721 Secretary of Labor through the Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the U.S. Department of Labor, which is the point of contact for the NAALC and the Labor Chapters of U.S. FTAs. The committee shall comprise twelve members, four representing the labor community, four representing the business community, and four representing the public. Purpose: In accordance with the provisions of the FACA, Article 17 of the NAALC, Article 17.4 of the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, Article 18.4 of the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement, Article 18.4 of the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement, Article 16.4 of the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement, Article 16.4 of the Central AmericaDominican Republic-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA–DR), Article 15.4 of the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement, Article 16.4 of the United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement, Article 17.5 of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement, Article 17.5 of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, Article 19.5 of the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement, and Article 16.5 of the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement, the Secretary of Labor has determined that the renewal of the charter of the NAC is necessary and in the public interest and will provide information that cannot be obtained from other sources. The Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the U.S. Department of Labor serves as the U.S. point of contact under the FTAs listed above. The committee shall provide its advice to the Secretary of Labor through the Bureau of International Labor Affairs concerning the implementation of the NAALC and the Labor Chapters of U.S. FTAs. The committee may be asked to provide advice on the implementation of labor provisions of other FTAs to which the United States may be a party or become a party. The committee should provide advice on issues within the scope of the NAALC and the Labor Chapters of the FTAs, including cooperative activities and the labor cooperation mechanism of each FTA as established in the Labor Chapters and the corresponding annexes. The committee may be asked to provide advice on these and other matters as they arise in the course of administering the labor provisions of other FTAs. The committee shall comprise 12 members, four representing the labor community, four representing the business community, and four representing the public. Unless already employees of the United States Government, no members of the E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 17722 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 56 / Friday, March 22, 2013 / Notices committee shall be deemed to be employees of the United States Government for any purpose by virtue of their participation on the committee. Members of the committee will not be compensated for their services or reimbursed for travel expenses. Authority: The authority for this notice is granted by the FACA (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and the Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 18–2006 (71 FR 77560 (12/26/2006)). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula Church Albertson, Division Chief, Monitoring and Enforcement of Free Trade Agreements, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor, telephone (202) 693–4789. Signed at Washington, DC, this 15th day of March 2013. Carol Pier, Acting Deputy Undersecretary, Bureau of International Labor Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–06630 Filed 3–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–28–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS U.S. Copyright Office [Docket No. 2013–2] Technological Upgrades to Registration and Recordation Functions U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of Inquiry. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The United States Copyright Office (hereinafter Copyright Office or Office) is in the process of identifying and evaluating potential improvements and technical enhancements to the information technology platforms that support its registration and recordation functions, including its online registration system. These efforts are part of the Office’s ongoing special projects, commenced October 25, 2011 (available at the Office’s Web site at www.copyright.gov/docs/priorities.pdf). The information garnered through this process has and will continue to inform the development of the Copyright Office’s long-term strategic plan, scheduled to commence in October 2013. At this time, the Office seeks comments regarding existing capabilities and future possibilities. Broadly, the Office seeks comments on (1) how stakeholders use the current online offerings of the Copyright Office, especially with respect to registration and recorded documents, and how the current offerings meet, fail to meet, or VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:27 Mar 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 exceed user expectations; and (2) how stakeholders would like to interact with the Copyright Office electronically in the future, or, put differently, what online services, or aspects of existing online services stakeholders would like to see. The Office appreciates the comments and suggestions of those who use the national registration and recordation systems to protect their intellectual property, as well as those who regularly use Copyright Office resources to identify copyright owners, investigate the copyright status of works and the public domain, and perform other research, including statistical analysis on aggregated data sets. DATES: Comments on the Notice of Inquiry and Requests for Comments are due on or before May 21, 2013. Submission: All comments shall be submitted electronically. A comment page containing a comment form is posted on the Copyright Office Web site at http://www.copyright.gov/docs/ technical_upgrades. The Web site interface requires submitters to complete a form specifying name and organization, as applicable, and to upload comments as an attachment via a browse button. To meet accessibility standards, all comments must be uploaded in a single file in either the Portable Document File (PDF) format that contains searchable, accessible text (not an image); Microsoft Word; WordPerfect; Rich Text Format (RTF); or ASCII text file format (not a scanned document). The maximum file size is 6 megabytes (MB). The name of the submitter and organization should appear on both the form and the face of the comments. All comments will be posted publicly on the Copyright Office web site exactly as they are received, along with names and organizations. If electronic submission of comments is not feasible, please contact the Copyright Office at 202–707–8350 for special instructions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Ament, Director of Information Technology, Copyright, by email at uscotechupgrades@loc.gov; Christopher S. Reed, Senior Advisor for Policy & Special Projects, Office of the Register of Copyrights, by email at creed@loc.gov; or call the U.S. Copyright Office by phone at 202–707–8350. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In 2000, the Copyright Office initiated a comprehensive business process reengineering initiative intended to update the Office’s technology platform and improve operational efficiency. With the assistance of outside PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 consultants and business analysts, the Office identified opportunities for efficiency enhancements and process improvements. The most significant recommendation was to convert the existing paper-based copyright registration system to an electronic system, which included the development of related new business processes and the automated production of public copyright records. Funding available for the reengineering effort was limited and decisions made by the Copyright Office and the greater Library were necessarily constrained. Ultimately the Office implemented a commercial off-the-shelf software package. The Office piloted the internal business process functions of the software with a subset of constituents in February 2005, followed by full implementation of the Copyright Office’s electronic processing system in August 2007. The public-facing electronic registration system—the system that enables copyright registration applicants to submit materials online—was launched in July 2008. The Office implemented a significant upgrade to its software and hardware platforms in August 2010, and implemented periodic upgrades and enhancements to accommodate the needs of the system’s stakeholders— namely those that submit materials for registration, those that search the Copyright Office database for copyright ownership information, and the Copyright Office’s staff that process and examine copyright claims. Today, more than eighty percent of the Office’s applications for copyright registration come through the electronic system, demonstrating the copyright community’s widespread interest in electronic registration functions. Although the current system, and the periodic upgrades and enhancements, have allowed the Office to maintain a functional electronic platform for many types of works, there is room for substantial improvement. Notably, the Office’s recordation services were included in the initial reengineering plan, but were later dropped for budgetary reasons. Recordation processes are, thus, still paper-based and are a top concern of the Copyright Office. Thus, the Office’s current systems represent the ‘‘first generation’’ of the Office’s electronic processing capabilities. II. Discussion In recent months, project leaders from the Copyright Office have engaged copyright owners, users of copyright records, technical experts, public interest organizations, and lawyers, E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 56 (Friday, March 22, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Bureau of International Labor Affairs; National Advisory 
Committee for Labor Provisions of U.S. Free Trade Agreements

ACTION: Notice of Charter Renewal.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as 
amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), the North American Agreement on Labor 
Cooperation (NAALC), and the Labor Chapters of U.S. Free Trade 
Agreements (FTAs), the Secretary of Labor has determined that the 
renewal of the charter of the National Advisory Committee for Labor 
Provisions of U.S. Free Trade Agreements (NAC) is necessary and in the 
public interest and will provide information that cannot be obtained 
from other sources. The committee shall provide its views to the 
Secretary of Labor through the Bureau of International Labor Affairs of 
the U.S. Department of Labor, which is the point of contact for the 
NAALC and the Labor Chapters of U.S. FTAs. The committee shall comprise 
twelve members, four representing the labor community, four 
representing the business community, and four representing the public.
    Purpose: In accordance with the provisions of the FACA, Article 17 
of the NAALC, Article 17.4 of the United States-Singapore Free Trade 
Agreement, Article 18.4 of the United States-Chile Free Trade 
Agreement, Article 18.4 of the United States-Australia Free Trade 
Agreement, Article 16.4 of the United States-Morocco Free Trade 
Agreement, Article 16.4 of the Central America-Dominican Republic-
United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), Article 15.4 of the 
United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement, Article 16.4 of the United 
States-Oman Free Trade Agreement, Article 17.5 of the United States-
Peru Trade Promotion Agreement, Article 17.5 of the United States-
Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, Article 19.5 of the United States-
Korea Free Trade Agreement, and Article 16.5 of the United States-
Panama Trade Promotion Agreement, the Secretary of Labor has determined 
that the renewal of the charter of the NAC is necessary and in the 
public interest and will provide information that cannot be obtained 
from other sources.
    The Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the U.S. Department of 
Labor serves as the U.S. point of contact under the FTAs listed above. 
The committee shall provide its advice to the Secretary of Labor 
through the Bureau of International Labor Affairs concerning the 
implementation of the NAALC and the Labor Chapters of U.S. FTAs. The 
committee may be asked to provide advice on the implementation of labor 
provisions of other FTAs to which the United States may be a party or 
become a party. The committee should provide advice on issues within 
the scope of the NAALC and the Labor Chapters of the FTAs, including 
cooperative activities and the labor cooperation mechanism of each FTA 
as established in the Labor Chapters and the corresponding annexes. The 
committee may be asked to provide advice on these and other matters as 
they arise in the course of administering the labor provisions of other 
FTAs.
    The committee shall comprise 12 members, four representing the 
labor community, four representing the business community, and four 
representing the public. Unless already employees of the United States 
Government, no members of the

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committee shall be deemed to be employees of the United States 
Government for any purpose by virtue of their participation on the 
committee. Members of the committee will not be compensated for their 
services or reimbursed for travel expenses.

    Authority:  The authority for this notice is granted by the FACA 
(5 U.S.C. App. 2) and the Secretary of Labor's Order No. 18-2006 (71 
FR 77560 (12/26/2006)).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula Church Albertson, Division 
Chief, Monitoring and Enforcement of Free Trade Agreements, Bureau of 
International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor, telephone (202) 
693-4789.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 15th day of March 2013.
Carol Pier,
Acting Deputy Undersecretary, Bureau of International Labor Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-06630 Filed 3-21-13; 8:45 am]
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