Announcement Regarding a Change in Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claimants in Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, the Virgin Islands and Wisconsin in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) Program, and the Federal-State Extended Benefits (EB) Program, 38074-38075 [2013-15105]

Download as PDF 38074 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 122 / Tuesday, June 25, 2013 / Notices and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. We will provide a paper copy of the Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $4.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States v. Ash Grove Cement Co., D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–2–1– 09875. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: Maureen Katz, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. To submit comments: Send them to: By email ....... [FR Doc. 2013–15148 Filed 6–24–13; 8:45 am] By mail ......... pubcommentees.enrd@usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General U.S. DOJ—ENRD P.O. Box 7611 Washington, DC 20044–7611. BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act On June 19, 2013, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed consent decree with the United States District Court for the District of Kansas in the lawsuit entitled United States et al. v. Ash Grove Cement Company, Civil Action No. 2:13–cv–02299–JTM–DJW. The proposed consent decree, if approved by the Court, would require Ash Grove Cement Company (‘‘Ash Grove’’) to achieve substantial reductions of nitrogen oxides (‘‘NOX’’), sulfur dioxide (‘‘SO2’’), and particulate matter (‘‘PM’’) at its nine cement manufacturing plants operating in as many states. The states of Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, Utah, Washington and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency are parties to the proposed Decree. To reduce NOX emissions, the proposed Decree would require Ash Grove to install new, modern pollution controls on nine of the kilns; shut down two old, inefficient kilns; optimize the operation of two relatively small, older kilns; and meet stringent NOX emission limits. The Decree would also require Ash Grove to meet stringent emission limits to reduce SO2 emissions and would require modern pollution controls to reduce PM emissions at all eleven kilns that will continue to operate. 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Maureen Katz, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2013–15067 Filed 6–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Announcement Regarding a Change in Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claimants in Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, the Virgin Islands and Wisconsin in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) Program, and the FederalState Extended Benefits (EB) Program Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Announcement regarding a change in eligibility for Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants in Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, the Virgin Islands and Wisconsin in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) program, and the Federal-State Extended Benefits (EB) program. The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) produces trigger notices indicating which states qualify for both EB and EUC08 benefits, and provides the beginning and ending dates of payable periods for each qualifying state. The trigger notices covering state eligibility for these programs can be found at: http://ows.doleta.gov/ unemploy/claims_arch.asp. The following changes have occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding states EUC08 and EB trigger status: • Alabama’s trigger value had fallen below the 7.0% threshold and has triggered ‘‘off’’ Tier 3 of EUC08. Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 18, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted total unemployment rate (TUR) in Alabama was 6.9%, falling below the 7.0% trigger threshold necessary to remain ‘‘on’’ Tier 3 of EUC08. The week ending April 13, 2013, was the last week in which EUC08 claimants in Alabama could exhaust Tier 2 and establish Tier 3 eligibility. Under the phase-out provisions, claimants could receive any remaining entitlement they had for Tier 3 after April 13, 2013. • Alaska’s insured unemployment rate (IUR) has fallen below the 6.0% trigger threshold and has triggered ‘‘off’’ of EB. Based on data from Alaska for the week ending April 13, 2013, the 13 week IUR in Alaska fell below the 6.0% trigger threshold necessary to remain ‘‘on’’ EB. The payable period in EB for Alaska ended May 4, 2013. • Alaska’s IUR has fallen below the 6.0% trigger threshold and has triggered ‘‘off’’ Tier 4 of EUC08. Based on data from Alaska for the week ending April 13, 2013, the 13 week IUR in Alaska fell below the 6.0% trigger rate threshold to remain ‘‘on’’ Tier 4 of EUC08. The week ending May 4, 2013, was the last week in which EUC08 claimants in Alaska could exhaust Tier 3, and establish Tier 4 eligibility. Under the phase-out provisions, claimants could receive any remaining entitlement they had for Tier 4 after May 4, 2013. • Delaware’s trigger value exceeds the 7.0% trigger threshold and has triggered ‘‘on’’ Tier 3 of EUC08. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 122 / Tuesday, June 25, 2013 / Notices Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 18, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted TUR in Delaware was 7.1%, exceeding the 7.0% threshold necessary to trigger ‘‘on’’ Tier 3 of EUC08. The week beginning April 7, 2013, was the first week in which EUC08 claimants in Delaware who had exhausted Tier 2, and are otherwise eligible, could establish Tier 3 eligibility. • Illinois’ trigger value met the 9.0% trigger threshold and has triggered ‘‘on’’ Tier 4 of EUC08. Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 29, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted TUR in Illinois met the 9.0% trigger threshold to trigger ‘‘on’’ Tier 4 of EUC08. The week beginning April 14, 2013, was the first week in which EUC08 claimants in Illinois who had exhausted Tier 3, and were otherwise eligible, could establish Tier 4 eligibility. • Louisiana’s trigger value has fallen below the 6.0% trigger threshold and has triggered ‘‘off’’ Tier 2 of EUC08. Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 18, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted TUR in Louisiana was 5.8%, falling below the 6.0% trigger threshold to remain ‘‘on’’ Tier 2 of EUC08. The week ending April 13, 2013, was the last week in which EUC08 claimants in Louisiana could exhaust Tier 1, and establish Tier 2 eligibility. Under the phase-out provisions, claimants could receive any remaining entitlement they had in Tier 2 after April 13, 2013. • Michigan’s trigger value has fallen below the 9.0% trigger threshold and has triggered ‘‘off’’ Tier 4 of EUC08. Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 18, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted TUR for Michigan was 8.9%, falling below the 9.0% trigger threshold to remain ‘‘on’’ Tier 4 of EUC08. The week ending April 13, 2013, was the last week in which EUC08 claimants in Michigan could exhaust Tier 3, and establish Tier 4 eligibility. Under the phase-out provisions, claimants could receive any remaining entitlement they had in Tier 4 after April 13, 2013. • Mississippi’s trigger value exceeds the 9.0% trigger threshold and has triggered ‘‘on’’ Tier 4 of EUC08. Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 29, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted TUR in Mississippi was 9.3%, exceeding the 9.0% trigger threshold to trigger ‘‘on’’ Tier 4 of EUC08. The week beginning April 14, 2013, was the first week in which EUC08 claimants in Mississippi who had exhausted Tier 3, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Jun 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 and are otherwise eligible, could establish Tier 4 eligibility. • Ohio’s trigger value met the 7.0% trigger threshold and has triggered ‘‘on’’ Tier 3 of EUC08. Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on April 19, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted total unemployment rate in Ohio had met 7.0% trigger threshold to trigger ‘‘on’’ in Tier 3 of EUC08. The week beginning May 5, 2013, was the first week in which EUC08 claimants in Ohio who had exhausted Tier 2, and were otherwise eligible, could establish Tier 3 eligibility. • The Virgin Islands’ estimated trigger rate fell below the 6.0% threshold and has triggered ‘‘off’’ both Tier 2 and Tier 3 of EUC08. Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 8, 2013, the estimated three month average, seasonally adjusted TUR in the Virgin Islands fell below the 6.0% trigger threshold rate to remain ‘‘on’’ both Tier 2 and Tier 3 of EUC08. That triggered the Virgin Islands off both Tier 2 and Tier 3 of EUC08. The week ending March, 30 2013, was the last week in which EUC08 claimants in the Virgin Islands could exhaust Tier 1 and establish Tier 2 eligibility, or exhaust Tier 2 and establish Tier 3 eligibility. • Wisconsin’s trigger value met the 7.0% threshold and has triggered ‘‘on’’ Tier 3 of EUC08, however mandatory 13 week ‘‘off’’ period delayed effective date. Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on April 19, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted TUR for Wisconsin has met the 7.0% trigger rate threshold to trigger ‘‘on’’ Tier 3 of EUC08. However, Wisconsin was in a 13 week mandatory ‘‘off’’ period that started February 9, 2013, and did not conclude until May 11, 2013. As a result, Wisconsin remained in an ‘‘off’’ period for Tier 3 of EUC08 through May 11, 2013, and triggered ‘‘on’’ Tier 3 of EUC08 effective May 12, 2013. The week beginning May 12, 2013, was the first week in which EUC08 claimants in Wisconsin who have exhausted Tier 2, and are otherwise eligible, can establish Tier 3 eligibility. Information for Claimants The duration of benefits payable in the EUC08 program, and the terms and conditions under which they are payable, are governed by Public Laws 110–252, 110–449, 111–5, 111–92, 111– 118, 111–144, 111–157, 111–205, 111– 312, 112–96, and 112–240, and the operating instructions issued to the states by the Department. The duration PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38075 of benefits payable in the EB program, and the terms and conditions on which they are payable, are governed by the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970, as amended, and the operating instructions issued to the states by the Department. In the case of a state beginning or concluding a payable period in EB or EUC08, the State Workforce Agency (SWA) will furnish a written notice of any change in potential entitlement to each individual who could establish, or had established, eligibility for benefits (20 CFR 615.13 (c)(1) and (c)(4)). Persons who believe they may be entitled to benefits in the EB or EUC08 programs, or who wish to inquire about their rights under these programs, should contact their SWA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tony Sznoluch, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S–4524, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693–3176 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email: sznoluch.anatoli@dol.gov. Signed in Washington, DC, this 17th day of June 2013. Gerri Fiala, Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training . [FR Doc. 2013–15105 Filed 6–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics International Labor Comparisons ACTION: Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 122 (Tuesday, June 25, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Announcement Regarding a Change in Eligibility for Unemployment 
Insurance (UI) Claimants in Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Illinois, 
Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, the Virgin Islands and 
Wisconsin in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) 
Program, and the Federal-State Extended Benefits (EB) Program

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Announcement regarding a change in eligibility for 
Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants in Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, 
Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, the Virgin Islands 
and Wisconsin in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) 
program, and the Federal-State Extended Benefits (EB) program.
    The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) produces trigger notices 
indicating which states qualify for both EB and EUC08 benefits, and 
provides the beginning and ending dates of payable periods for each 
qualifying state. The trigger notices covering state eligibility for 
these programs can be found at: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/claims_arch.asp.
    The following changes have occurred since the publication of the 
last notice regarding states EUC08 and EB trigger status:
     Alabama's trigger value had fallen below the 7.0% 
threshold and has triggered ``off'' Tier 3 of EUC08.
    Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 
18, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted total 
unemployment rate (TUR) in Alabama was 6.9%, falling below the 7.0% 
trigger threshold necessary to remain ``on'' Tier 3 of EUC08. The week 
ending April 13, 2013, was the last week in which EUC08 claimants in 
Alabama could exhaust Tier 2 and establish Tier 3 eligibility. Under 
the phase-out provisions, claimants could receive any remaining 
entitlement they had for Tier 3 after April 13, 2013.
     Alaska's insured unemployment rate (IUR) has fallen below 
the 6.0% trigger threshold and has triggered ``off'' of EB.
    Based on data from Alaska for the week ending April 13, 2013, the 
13 week IUR in Alaska fell below the 6.0% trigger threshold necessary 
to remain ``on'' EB. The payable period in EB for Alaska ended May 4, 
2013.
     Alaska's IUR has fallen below the 6.0% trigger threshold 
and has triggered ``off'' Tier 4 of EUC08.
    Based on data from Alaska for the week ending April 13, 2013, the 
13 week IUR in Alaska fell below the 6.0% trigger rate threshold to 
remain ``on'' Tier 4 of EUC08. The week ending May 4, 2013, was the 
last week in which EUC08 claimants in Alaska could exhaust Tier 3, and 
establish Tier 4 eligibility. Under the phase-out provisions, claimants 
could receive any remaining entitlement they had for Tier 4 after May 
4, 2013.
     Delaware's trigger value exceeds the 7.0% trigger 
threshold and has triggered ``on'' Tier 3 of EUC08.

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    Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 
18, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted TUR in Delaware 
was 7.1%, exceeding the 7.0% threshold necessary to trigger ``on'' Tier 
3 of EUC08. The week beginning April 7, 2013, was the first week in 
which EUC08 claimants in Delaware who had exhausted Tier 2, and are 
otherwise eligible, could establish Tier 3 eligibility.
     Illinois' trigger value met the 9.0% trigger threshold and 
has triggered ``on'' Tier 4 of EUC08.
    Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 
29, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted TUR in Illinois 
met the 9.0% trigger threshold to trigger ``on'' Tier 4 of EUC08. The 
week beginning April 14, 2013, was the first week in which EUC08 
claimants in Illinois who had exhausted Tier 3, and were otherwise 
eligible, could establish Tier 4 eligibility.
     Louisiana's trigger value has fallen below the 6.0% 
trigger threshold and has triggered ``off'' Tier 2 of EUC08.
    Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 
18, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted TUR in Louisiana 
was 5.8%, falling below the 6.0% trigger threshold to remain ``on'' 
Tier 2 of EUC08. The week ending April 13, 2013, was the last week in 
which EUC08 claimants in Louisiana could exhaust Tier 1, and establish 
Tier 2 eligibility. Under the phase-out provisions, claimants could 
receive any remaining entitlement they had in Tier 2 after April 13, 
2013.
     Michigan's trigger value has fallen below the 9.0% trigger 
threshold and has triggered ``off'' Tier 4 of EUC08.
    Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 
18, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted TUR for Michigan 
was 8.9%, falling below the 9.0% trigger threshold to remain ``on'' 
Tier 4 of EUC08. The week ending April 13, 2013, was the last week in 
which EUC08 claimants in Michigan could exhaust Tier 3, and establish 
Tier 4 eligibility. Under the phase-out provisions, claimants could 
receive any remaining entitlement they had in Tier 4 after April 13, 
2013.
     Mississippi's trigger value exceeds the 9.0% trigger 
threshold and has triggered ``on'' Tier 4 of EUC08.
    Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 
29, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted TUR in 
Mississippi was 9.3%, exceeding the 9.0% trigger threshold to trigger 
``on'' Tier 4 of EUC08. The week beginning April 14, 2013, was the 
first week in which EUC08 claimants in Mississippi who had exhausted 
Tier 3, and are otherwise eligible, could establish Tier 4 eligibility.
     Ohio's trigger value met the 7.0% trigger threshold and 
has triggered ``on'' Tier 3 of EUC08.
    Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on April 
19, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted total 
unemployment rate in Ohio had met 7.0% trigger threshold to trigger 
``on'' in Tier 3 of EUC08. The week beginning May 5, 2013, was the 
first week in which EUC08 claimants in Ohio who had exhausted Tier 2, 
and were otherwise eligible, could establish Tier 3 eligibility.
     The Virgin Islands' estimated trigger rate fell below the 
6.0% threshold and has triggered ``off'' both Tier 2 and Tier 3 of 
EUC08.
    Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 
8, 2013, the estimated three month average, seasonally adjusted TUR in 
the Virgin Islands fell below the 6.0% trigger threshold rate to remain 
``on'' both Tier 2 and Tier 3 of EUC08. That triggered the Virgin 
Islands off both Tier 2 and Tier 3 of EUC08. The week ending March, 30 
2013, was the last week in which EUC08 claimants in the Virgin Islands 
could exhaust Tier 1 and establish Tier 2 eligibility, or exhaust Tier 
2 and establish Tier 3 eligibility.
     Wisconsin's trigger value met the 7.0% threshold and has 
triggered ``on'' Tier 3 of EUC08, however mandatory 13 week ``off'' 
period delayed effective date.
    Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on April 
19, 2013, the three month average, seasonally adjusted TUR for 
Wisconsin has met the 7.0% trigger rate threshold to trigger ``on'' 
Tier 3 of EUC08. However, Wisconsin was in a 13 week mandatory ``off'' 
period that started February 9, 2013, and did not conclude until May 
11, 2013. As a result, Wisconsin remained in an ``off'' period for Tier 
3 of EUC08 through May 11, 2013, and triggered ``on'' Tier 3 of EUC08 
effective May 12, 2013. The week beginning May 12, 2013, was the first 
week in which EUC08 claimants in Wisconsin who have exhausted Tier 2, 
and are otherwise eligible, can establish Tier 3 eligibility.

Information for Claimants

    The duration of benefits payable in the EUC08 program, and the 
terms and conditions under which they are payable, are governed by 
Public Laws 110-252, 110-449, 111-5, 111-92, 111-118, 111-144, 111-157, 
111-205, 111-312, 112-96, and 112-240, and the operating instructions 
issued to the states by the Department. The duration of benefits 
payable in the EB program, and the terms and conditions on which they 
are payable, are governed by the Federal-State Extended Unemployment 
Compensation Act of 1970, as amended, and the operating instructions 
issued to the states by the Department.
    In the case of a state beginning or concluding a payable period in 
EB or EUC08, the State Workforce Agency (SWA) will furnish a written 
notice of any change in potential entitlement to each individual who 
could establish, or had established, eligibility for benefits (20 CFR 
615.13 (c)(1) and (c)(4)). Persons who believe they may be entitled to 
benefits in the EB or EUC08 programs, or who wish to inquire about 
their rights under these programs, should contact their SWA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tony Sznoluch, U.S. Department of 
Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment 
Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S-
4524, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693-3176 (this is 
not a toll-free number) or by email: sznoluch.anatoli@dol.gov.

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 17th day of June 2013.
Gerri Fiala,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training .
[FR Doc. 2013-15105 Filed 6-24-13; 8:45 am]
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