Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Nominations for Vacancies, 36596-36597 [2013-14460]

Download as PDF 36596 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 117 / Tuesday, June 18, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Death Gratuity ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Death Gratuity,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). DATES: Submit comments on or before July 18, 2013. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201301-1240-002 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–OWCP, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Fax: 202–395–6881 (this is not a toll-free number), email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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). The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, Public Law 110–181, amended the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) by establishing a FECA death gratuity benefit of up to $100,000 for eligible beneficiaries of Federal employees and Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality employees who die from injuries incurred in connection with service with an Armed Force in a contingency operation. See 5 U.S.C. 8102a. The OWCP associates three forms with this mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:52 Jun 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 ICR. Form CA–40 requests information necessary from an employee who chooses to name alternate beneficiaries from those otherwise established by law. Form CA–41 provides the means for those named beneficiaries to file benefit claims. Information provided by such claimants allows the OWCP to determine payment eligibility. The statute and regulations also require Agencies to notify the OWCP immediately upon the death of a covered employee, and Form CA–42 provides the means to accomplish this notification. This latter form requests information necessary to administer any claim for benefits resulting from such a death. This ICR has been classified as a revision, because the OWCP has enhanced disclosures on the forms about how the Agency uses information collected under this ICR and the accommodations available for respondents with disabilities. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on February 19, 2013 (78 FR 11638). This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1240–0017. It should be noted that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. New information collection provisions would only take effect upon OMB approval. Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1240– 0017. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–OWCP. Title of Collection: Death Gratuity. OMB Control Number: 1240–0017. Affected Public: Federal Government and Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 272. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 272. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 70. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $5. Dated: June 12, 2013. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–14473 Filed 6–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CH–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Nominations for Vacancies Section 512 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 88 Stat. 895, 29 U.S.C. 1142, provides for the establishment of an Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (the Council), which is to consist of 15 members to be appointed by the Secretary of Labor (the Secretary) as follows: Three representatives of employee organizations (at least one of whom shall be a representative of an organization whose members are participants in a multiemployer plan); three representatives of employers (at least one of whom shall be a representative of employers maintaining or contributing to multiemployer plans); one representative each from the fields of insurance, corporate trust, actuarial counseling, investment counseling, E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 117 / Tuesday, June 18, 2013 / Notices investment management, and accounting; and three representatives from the general public (one of whom shall be a person representing those receiving benefits from a pension plan). No more than eight members of the Council shall be members of the same political party. Council members shall be persons qualified to appraise the programs instituted under ERISA. Appointments are for terms of three years. The prescribed duties of the Council are to advise the Secretary with respect to the carrying out of his or her functions under ERISA, and to submit to the Secretary, or his or her designee, recommendations with respect thereto. The Council will meet at least four times each year. The terms of five members of the Council expire this year. The groups or fields they represent are as follows: (1) Employee organizations; (2) employers; (3) insurance; (4) accounting; and (5) the general public. The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Council. Accordingly, notice is hereby given that any person or organization desiring to nominate one or more individuals for appointment to the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans to represent any of the groups or fields specified in the preceding paragraph may submit nominations to Larry Good, Council Executive Secretary, Frances Perkins Building, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite N– 5623, Washington, DC 20210, or to good.larry@dol.gov. Nominations (including supporting nominations) must be received on or before August 8, 2013. Please allow three weeks for regular mail delivery to the Department of Labor. Nominations may be in the form of a letter, resolution or petition, signed by the person making the nomination or, in the case of a nomination by an organization, by an authorized representative of the organization. Nominations, including supporting letters, should: • State the person’s qualifications to serve on the Council. • State that the candidate will accept appointment to the Council if offered. • Include which of the five positions the candidate is nominated to fill. • Include the nominee’s full name, work affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email address. • Include the nominator’s full name, mailing address, phone number, and email address. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:52 Jun 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 • Include the nominator’s signature, whether sent by email or otherwise. Please do not include any information that you do not want publicly disclosed. In selecting Council members, the Secretary of Labor will consider individuals nominated in response to this Federal Register notice, as well as other qualified individuals. Nominees will be contacted to provide information on their political affiliation and their status as registered lobbyists. Nominees should be aware of the time commitment for attending meetings and actively participating in the work of the Council. Historically, this has meant a commitment of 15–20 days per year. Signed at Washington, DC this 13th day of June, 2013. Phyllis C. Borzi, Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–14460 Filed 6–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for Job Corps Application Data; Extension With Minor Revisions Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the collection of Job Corps application data collection forms (OMB Control NO. 1205–0025, expires 11/30/ 2013): ETA Form 652, Job Corps Data Sheet; ETA Form 655, Statement from Court or Other Agency; and ETA Form 682, Child Care Certification. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36597 Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee’s section below on or before August 19, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Kristen Johnson, Office of Job Corps, Room N4463, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–693–8014 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 877–889– 5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: 202–693–2767. Email: johnson.kirsten@dol.gov. A copy of the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Background Job Corps is the nation’s largest residential, educational, and career technical training program for young Americans. Job Corps was established in 1964 by the Economic Opportunity Act and currently is authorized by Title I– C of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. For almost 50 years, Job Corps has helped prepare nearly 3 million at-risk young people between the ages of 16 and 24 for success in our nation’s workforce. With 125 centers in 48 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, Job Corps assists students across the nation in attaining academic credentials, including a High School Diploma (HSD) and/or General Educational Development (GED), and career technical training credentials, including industry-recognized certifications, state licensures, and preapprenticeship credentials. Job Corps is a national program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) through the Office of Job Corps and six Regional Offices. DOL awards and administers contracts for the recruiting and screening of new students, center operations, and the placement and transitional support of graduates and former enrollees. Large and small corporations and nonprofit organizations manage and operate 97 Job Corps centers under contractual agreements with DOL. These contract Center Operators are selected through a competitive procurement process that evaluates potential operators’ technical expertise, proposed costs, past performance, and other factors, in accordance with the Competition in Contracting Act and the Federal Acquisition Regulations. The remaining 28 Job Corps centers, called Civilian E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 117 (Tuesday, June 18, 2013)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employee Benefits Security Administration


Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; 
Nominations for Vacancies

    Section 512 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 
(ERISA), 88 Stat. 895, 29 U.S.C. 1142, provides for the establishment 
of an Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans 
(the Council), which is to consist of 15 members to be appointed by the 
Secretary of Labor (the Secretary) as follows: Three representatives of 
employee organizations (at least one of whom shall be a representative 
of an organization whose members are participants in a multiemployer 
plan); three representatives of employers (at least one of whom shall 
be a representative of employers maintaining or contributing to 
multiemployer plans); one representative each from the fields of 
insurance, corporate trust, actuarial counseling, investment 
counseling,

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investment management, and accounting; and three representatives from 
the general public (one of whom shall be a person representing those 
receiving benefits from a pension plan). No more than eight members of 
the Council shall be members of the same political party.
    Council members shall be persons qualified to appraise the programs 
instituted under ERISA. Appointments are for terms of three years. The 
prescribed duties of the Council are to advise the Secretary with 
respect to the carrying out of his or her functions under ERISA, and to 
submit to the Secretary, or his or her designee, recommendations with 
respect thereto. The Council will meet at least four times each year.
    The terms of five members of the Council expire this year. The 
groups or fields they represent are as follows: (1) Employee 
organizations; (2) employers; (3) insurance; (4) accounting; and (5) 
the general public. The Department of Labor is committed to equal 
opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse 
Council.
    Accordingly, notice is hereby given that any person or organization 
desiring to nominate one or more individuals for appointment to the 
Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans to 
represent any of the groups or fields specified in the preceding 
paragraph may submit nominations to Larry Good, Council Executive 
Secretary, Frances Perkins Building, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Suite N-5623, Washington, DC 20210, or to 
good.larry@dol.gov. Nominations (including supporting nominations) must 
be received on or before August 8, 2013. Please allow three weeks for 
regular mail delivery to the Department of Labor. Nominations may be in 
the form of a letter, resolution or petition, signed by the person 
making the nomination or, in the case of a nomination by an 
organization, by an authorized representative of the organization.
    Nominations, including supporting letters, should:
     State the person's qualifications to serve on the Council.
     State that the candidate will accept appointment to the 
Council if offered.
     Include which of the five positions the candidate is 
nominated to fill.
     Include the nominee's full name, work affiliation, mailing 
address, phone number, and email address.
     Include the nominator's full name, mailing address, phone 
number, and email address.
     Include the nominator's signature, whether sent by email 
or otherwise.
    Please do not include any information that you do not want publicly 
disclosed.
    In selecting Council members, the Secretary of Labor will consider 
individuals nominated in response to this Federal Register notice, as 
well as other qualified individuals.
    Nominees will be contacted to provide information on their 
political affiliation and their status as registered lobbyists. 
Nominees should be aware of the time commitment for attending meetings 
and actively participating in the work of the Council. Historically, 
this has meant a commitment of 15-20 days per year.

    Signed at Washington, DC this 13th day of June, 2013.
Phyllis C. Borzi,
Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-14460 Filed 6-17-13; 8:45 am]
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