Notice of a Public Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA), 49772-49773 [2013-19847]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 49772 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 158 / Thursday, August 15, 2013 / Notices DB plan administrators generally are required to use to calculate contributions. Under the new rules, the generally required interest rates are limited to rates that are within a specified range, or corridor, above or below a 25-year average for the rates. Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) section 101(f) sets forth the requirements for plan administrators of most single-employer DB plans to furnish annual funding notices to the PBGC, plan participants and beneficiaries, and each labor organization representing such participants or beneficiaries. MAP–21 section 40211(b)(2)(A) has amended ERISA section 101(f)(2), by adding a new subparagraph (D), to require singleemployer DB plan administrators to disclose additional information in the annual funding notice for a plan year beginning after December 31, 2011, and before January 1, 2015, regarding the effect of the MAP–21 segment rate stabilization rules on plan liabilities and the plan sponsor’s minimum required contributions to the plan. MAP–21 section 40211(b)(2)(B) requires the Department to modify the model annual funding notice required under Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) section 501(c) to include, prominently, the supplemental information required under new ERISA section 101(f)(2)(D). On March 8, 2013, the Department released EBSA Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) 2013–01 concerning the new disclosure requirements mandated the MAP–21. The FAB addresses a need for interim guidance pending the adoption of regulations or other guidance under ERISA section 101(f), as amended by the MAP–21. The FAB sets forth technical questions and answers and provides a model supplement that plan administrators may use to discharge their MAP–21 disclosure obligations and provides that, pending further guidance and as a matter of enforcement policy, the Department will treat a single employer DB plan administrator as satisfying MAP–21 requirements if the plan administrator complies with the guidance in the memorandum and otherwise acts in accordance with a good faith and reasonable interpretation of those requirements. On April 19, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the model supplement as a revision to OMB Control Number 1210– 0126 under the emergency procedures for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) and 5 CFR 1320.13. OMB approval of the revision currently is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2013. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Aug 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 Desired Focus of Comments The Department 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 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., by permitting electronic submissions of responses. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the ICR for OMB approval of the extension of the information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: August 8, 2013. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–19755 Filed 8–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of a Public Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2 § 10), notice is hereby given to announce a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 and Thursday, September 19, 2013. The ACA is a discretionary committee established by the Secretary of Labor, in accordance with FACA, as amended in 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and its implementing regulations (41 CFR parts 101–6 and 102–3). All meetings of the ACA are open to the public. DATES: The meeting will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. Eastern SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Standard Time on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, via webinar, and will continue until approximately 4:00 p.m. The meeting will reconvene on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at the U.S. Department of Labor, at approximately 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and adjourn at approximately 4:00 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Designated Federal Official, Mr. John V. Ladd, Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N–5311, Washington, DC 20210, Telephone: (202) 693–2796 (this is not a toll-free number). In order to promote cost savings, the ACA will convene virtually on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, and face-to-face at the U.S. Department of Labor on September 19, 2013. The first day of the meeting will take place via webinar and audio-video conference technology. Web and audio instructions to participate in this meeting will be prominently posted on the OA homepage: http://www.doleta.gov/oa/. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting virtually. For members of the public wishing to attend in person, a listening room with limited seating will be made available upon request. The location for the listening room will be: U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. (Please consult the Security Instructions for the Frances Perkins Building below). The second first day of the meeting will take place at the Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC, 20210, Room, C5515. Members of the public are encouraged to arrive early to allow for security clearance into the Francis Perkins Building. Security Instructions for June 6, 2013 at the Frances Perkins Building: Meeting participants should use the visitor’s entrance to access Frances Perkins Building, one block north of Constitution Avenue on at 3rd and C Streets NW. For security purposes meeting participants must: 1. Present a valid photo ID to receive a visitor badge. 2. Know the name of the event you are attending: the meeting event is the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship. 3. Visitor badges are issued by the security officer at the Visitor Entrance located at 3rd and C Streets NW. When you receive your visitor badge, the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 158 / Thursday, August 15, 2013 / Notices security officer will retain your photo ID until you return the visitor badge. 4. Laptops and other electronic devices may be inspected and logged for identification purposes. 5. Due to limited parking options, Metro rail is the easiest way to access the Frances Perkins Building. Notice of Intent to Attend the Meeting: All meeting participants, whether attended either session, virtually or in person, are being asked to submit a notice of intent to attend by Wednesday, September 4, 2013, via email to Mr. John V. Ladd at oa.administrator@dol.gov, subject line ‘‘September 2013 ACA Meeting.’’ Please indicate if you will be attending the meeting on both days. This information is necessary to provide adequate space to accommodate all meeting participants. If individuals have special needs and/or disabilities that will require special accommodations, please contact Kenya Huckaby on (202) 693– 3795 or via email at Huckaby.kenya@dol.gov no later than Wednesday, September 4, 2013. The webinar will be limited to 200 participants, unless OA receives more than 200 submissions to attend. Any member of the public who wishes to file written data or comments pertaining to the agenda may do so by sending the data or comments to Mr. John V. Ladd via email at oa.administrator@dol.gov, subject line ‘‘September 2013 ACA Meeting,’’ or submitting to the Office of Apprenticeship, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–5311, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Such submissions will be included in the record for the meeting if received by Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Purpose of the Meeting and Topics To Be Discussed: The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss and approve final recommendations to improve veterans’ access to Registered Apprenticeship (RA); develop a implementation plan for the recently approved Vision for Registered Apprenticeship in the 21st Century Report, and begin discussions on the need for concerted efforts to improve the rate of women’s participation in Registered Apprenticeship. The meeting agenda will include the following: • Follow-up Discussion from the June 2013 Meeting • Deliberation on Proposed Recommendations to the Secretary to improve the transition of Veterans into Registered Apprenticeship • Workgroup Breakout Sessions: (1) Expansion/Quality; (2) Education/ VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Aug 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 Partnerships; and (3) Increasing Opportunities • Workgroup Report Outs: Proposed Priorities, Metrics, and Work plan for the Year Ahead • Discuss Women’s Participation in Registered Apprenticeship. • Other Matters of Interest to the Apprenticeship Community • Public Comment • Adjourn The agenda may be updated should priority items come before the ACA between the time of this publication and the scheduled date of the ACA meeting. All meeting updates will be posted to the Office of Apprenticeship’s homepage: http://www.doleta.gov/oa/. Any member of the public who wishes to speak at the meeting should indicate the nature of the intended presentation and the amount of time needed by furnishing a written statement to the Designated Federal Official, Mr. John V. Ladd, by, Wednesday, September 4, 2013. The Chairperson will announce at the beginning of the meeting the extent to which time will permit the granting of such requests. Signed at Washington, DC, this 30th day of July 2013. Eric Seleznow, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–19847 Filed 8–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FR–P Mine Safety and Health Administration Affirmative Decisions on Petitions for Modification Granted in Whole or in Part Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and 30 CFR part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. This Federal Register Notice notifies the public that MSHA has investigated and issued a final decision on certain mine operator petitions to modify a safety standard. ADDRESSES: Copies of the final decisions are posted on MSHA’s Web site at http://www.msha.gov/indexes/ petition.htm. The public may inspect the petitions and final decisions during normal business hours in MSHA’s Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2349, Arlington, Virginia 22209. All visitors must first stop at the PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 receptionist desk on the 21st Floor to sign-in. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roslyn B. Fontaine, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances at 202–693– 9475 (Voice), fontaine.roslyn@dol.gov (Email), or 202–693–9441 (Telefax), or Barbara Barron at 202–693–9447 (Voice), barron.barbara@dol.gov (Email), or 202–693–9441 (Telefax). [These are not toll-free numbers]. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction Under section 101 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, a mine operator may petition and the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) may modify the application of a mandatory safety standard to that mine if the Secretary determines that: (1) an alternative method exists that will guarantee no less protection for the miners affected than that provided by the standard; or (2) that the application of the standard will result in a diminution of safety to the affected miners. MSHA bases the final decision on the petitioner’s statements, any comments and information submitted by interested persons, and a field investigation of the conditions at the mine. In some instances, MSHA may approve a petition for modification on the condition that the mine operator complies with other requirements noted in the decision. II. Granted Petitions for Modification DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SUMMARY: 49773 On the basis of the findings of MSHA’s investigation, and as designee of the Secretary, MSHA has granted or partially granted the following petitions for modification: • Docket Number: M–2011–007–C. FR Notice: 76 FR 22149 (April 20, 2011). Petitioner: Rosebud Mining Company, P.O. Box 1025, Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania 15714. Mines: Beaver Valley Mine, MSHA Mine I.D No. 36–08725, located in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Bergholz Mine, MSHA Mine I.D No. 33–04565, located in Jefferson County, Ohio. Dutch Run Mine, MSHA Mine I.D No. 36– 08701; Darmac No. 2 Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36–08135; and Logansport Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36–08841, located in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. Harmony Mine, MSHA Mine I.D No. 36–09477, located in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. Rossmoyne Mine, MSHA Mine I.D No. 36–09075; Knob Creek Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36–09394; Starford Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36– 09637, located in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Tusky Mine, MSHA I.D. E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 158 (Thursday, August 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49772-49773]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-19847]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice of a Public Meeting of the Advisory Committee on 
Apprenticeship (ACA)

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2 Sec.  10), notice is hereby given to announce a 
public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) on 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 and Thursday, September 19, 2013. The ACA 
is a discretionary committee established by the Secretary of Labor, in 
accordance with FACA, as amended in 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and its 
implementing regulations (41 CFR parts 101-6 and 102-3). All meetings 
of the ACA are open to the public.

DATES: The meeting will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. Eastern 
Standard Time on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, via webinar, and will 
continue until approximately 4:00 p.m. The meeting will reconvene on 
Thursday, September 19, 2013, at the U.S. Department of Labor, at 
approximately 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and adjourn at 
approximately 4:00 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Designated Federal Official, Mr. 
John V. Ladd, Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship, Employment and 
Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Room N-5311, Washington, DC 20210, Telephone: (202) 693-
2796 (this is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In order to promote cost savings, the ACA 
will convene virtually on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, and face-to-face 
at the U.S. Department of Labor on September 19, 2013. The first day of 
the meeting will take place via webinar and audio-video conference 
technology. Web and audio instructions to participate in this meeting 
will be prominently posted on the OA homepage: http://www.doleta.gov/oa/. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting 
virtually. For members of the public wishing to attend in person, a 
listening room with limited seating will be made available upon 
request. The location for the listening room will be: U.S. Department 
of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210. (Please consult the Security Instructions for the 
Frances Perkins Building below). The second first day of the meeting 
will take place at the Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC, 20210, Room, C5515. 
Members of the public are encouraged to arrive early to allow for 
security clearance into the Francis Perkins Building.
    Security Instructions for June 6, 2013 at the Frances Perkins 
Building: Meeting participants should use the visitor's entrance to 
access Frances Perkins Building, one block north of Constitution Avenue 
on at 3rd and C Streets NW. For security purposes meeting participants 
must:
    1. Present a valid photo ID to receive a visitor badge.
    2. Know the name of the event you are attending: the meeting event 
is the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship.
    3. Visitor badges are issued by the security officer at the Visitor 
Entrance located at 3rd and C Streets NW. When you receive your visitor 
badge, the

[[Page 49773]]

security officer will retain your photo ID until you return the visitor 
badge.
    4. Laptops and other electronic devices may be inspected and logged 
for identification purposes.
    5. Due to limited parking options, Metro rail is the easiest way to 
access the Frances Perkins Building.
    Notice of Intent to Attend the Meeting: All meeting participants, 
whether attended either session, virtually or in person, are being 
asked to submit a notice of intent to attend by Wednesday, September 4, 
2013, via email to Mr. John V. Ladd at oa.administrator@dol.gov, 
subject line ``September 2013 ACA Meeting.'' Please indicate if you 
will be attending the meeting on both days. This information is 
necessary to provide adequate space to accommodate all meeting 
participants. If individuals have special needs and/or disabilities 
that will require special accommodations, please contact Kenya Huckaby 
on (202) 693-3795 or via email at Huckaby.kenya@dol.gov no later than 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013. The webinar will be limited to 200 
participants, unless OA receives more than 200 submissions to attend. 
Any member of the public who wishes to file written data or comments 
pertaining to the agenda may do so by sending the data or comments to 
Mr. John V. Ladd via email at oa.administrator@dol.gov, subject line 
``September 2013 ACA Meeting,'' or submitting to the Office of 
Apprenticeship, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department 
of Labor, Room N-5311, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20210. Such submissions will be included in the record for the meeting 
if received by Wednesday, September 4, 2013.
    Purpose of the Meeting and Topics To Be Discussed: The primary 
purpose of the meeting is to discuss and approve final recommendations 
to improve veterans' access to Registered Apprenticeship (RA); develop 
a implementation plan for the recently approved Vision for Registered 
Apprenticeship in the 21st Century Report, and begin discussions on the 
need for concerted efforts to improve the rate of women's participation 
in Registered Apprenticeship. The meeting agenda will include the 
following:

 Follow-up Discussion from the June 2013 Meeting
 Deliberation on Proposed Recommendations to the Secretary to 
improve the transition of Veterans into Registered Apprenticeship
 Workgroup Breakout Sessions: (1) Expansion/Quality; (2) 
Education/Partnerships; and (3) Increasing Opportunities
 Workgroup Report Outs: Proposed Priorities, Metrics, and Work 
plan for the Year Ahead
 Discuss Women's Participation in Registered Apprenticeship.
 Other Matters of Interest to the Apprenticeship Community
 Public Comment
 Adjourn
    The agenda may be updated should priority items come before the ACA 
between the time of this publication and the scheduled date of the ACA 
meeting. All meeting updates will be posted to the Office of 
Apprenticeship's homepage: http://www.doleta.gov/oa/. Any member of the 
public who wishes to speak at the meeting should indicate the nature of 
the intended presentation and the amount of time needed by furnishing a 
written statement to the Designated Federal Official, Mr. John V. Ladd, 
by, Wednesday, September 4, 2013. The Chairperson will announce at the 
beginning of the meeting the extent to which time will permit the 
granting of such requests.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 30th day of July 2013.
Eric Seleznow,
Acting Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-19847 Filed 8-14-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-FR-P