Notice of Funding Availability for Disaster Relief Emergency Grant Funds; Request for Applications, 70071-70072 [2013-28068]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 226 / Friday, November 22, 2013 / Notices 395–6881 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Information Policy and Assessment Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. 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). Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) section 101(f) sets forth the requirements for plan administrators of most single-employer defined benefit (DB) plans to furnish annual funding notices to the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation, plan participants and beneficiaries, and each labor organization representing such participants or beneficiaries. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21) has amended the ERISA, by adding a requirement for a single-employer DB plan administrator 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 MAP–21 segment rate stabilization rules on plan liabilities and the plan sponsor’s minimum required contributions to the plan. The MAP–21 sets a floor (or ceiling) for the interest rates that a single employer DB plan administrator generally is required to use for calculating contributions. The required interest rates are generally limited to rates that are within a specified range, or corridor, above or below a 25-year average for the rates. The MAP–21 also required the DOL to modify the model annual funding notice required under Pension Protection Act of 2006 section 501(c) to include, prominently, the supplemental information required under new ERISA section 101(f)(2)(D). On March 8, 2013, the DOL released EBSA Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) 2013–01 concerning the new disclosure requirements mandated by MAP–21 provisions. 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 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Nov 21, 2013 Jkt 232001 obligations and provides that, pending further guidance and as a matter of enforcement policy, the DOL 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. 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 1210–0126. The current approval for this collection is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2013. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on August 15, 2013 (78 FR 49771). 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 1210– 0126. 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70071 • 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–EBSA. Title of Collection: Annual Funding Notice for Defined Benefit Pension Plans. OMB Control Number: 1210–0126. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits and notfor-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 27,534. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 77,989,123. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 977,000. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $26,845,755. Dated: November 18, 2013. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–28045 Filed 11–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Notice of Funding Availability for Disaster Relief Emergency Grant Funds; Request for Applications Legal Services Corporation. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the national organization charged with administering federal funds provided for civil legal services to low-income Americans. This Request for Applications (RFA) announces the availability of LSC’s disaster relief emergency grant funds and solicits grant applications from current LSC recipients located in a federally-declared disaster area seeking financial assistance to mitigate damage sustained and who have experienced a surge in demand for legal services as the result of a federally-declared disaster. DATES: The RFA will be made available beginning on November 19, 2013. RFAs will be accepted on a rolling basis. ADDRESSES: Office of Program Performance, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW., Third Floor, Washington, DC 20007–3522. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Eidleman, Office of Program Performance, by email at disasteremergency@lsc.gov, by phone at (202) 295–1500, or visit the LSC grants Web site at www.grants.lsc.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 70072 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 226 / Friday, November 22, 2013 / Notices On occasion, LSC makes available special funding to help meet the emergency needs of programs in disaster areas. See http://grants.lsc.gov/apply-for-funding/ other-types-funding/disaster-grants. When funding is available, only current LSC recipients in federally-declared disaster areas, as identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), are eligible to apply for such emergency funds. Information on federally-declared disaster areas is available at http://www.fema.gov/ disasters. The application guidelines are available at www.grants.lsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 19, 2013. Atitaya C. Rok, Staff Attorney. Agenda [FR Doc. 2013–28068 Filed 11–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P Date: Monday, December 2, 2013. Time: Panel and Participants. MILITARY COMPENSATION AND RETIREMENT MODERNIZATION COMMISSION 12:30 p.m., Local Commanders 7:00 p.m., Town Hall Meeting of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) was established by the National Defense Authorization Act FY 2013. Pursuant to the Act, the Commission is holding public hearings on the mission of the agency. DATES: The hearings will be held Monday, December 2, 2013 and Tuesday, December 3, 2013. ADDRESSES: The hearings will be held at locations to be determined in the Hampton Roads metro area. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Nuneviller, Associate Director, Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, P.O. Box 13170, Arlington, VA 22209, telephone 703–692–2080, fax 703–697– 8330, email christopher.nuneviller@ mcrmc.gov. SUMMARY: The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) was established by the National Defense Authorization Act FY 2013, Public Law 112–239, 126 Stat. 1787 (2013). The Commission will conduct public hearings across the United States and on select military installations internationally in order to solicit emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Nov 21, 2013 comments on the modernization of the military compensation and retirement systems. The Commission seeks the views of service members, retirees, their beneficiaries and other interested parties regarding pay, retirement, health benefits and quality of life programs of the Uniformed Services. The Commission will hear from senior commanders of local military commands and their senior enlisted advisors, unit commanders and their family support groups, local medical and education community representatives, and dining facilities, grocery and other quality of life organizations. These meetings sites will be accessible to members of the general public including individuals with disabilities. Jkt 232001 Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013. 9:00 a.m., Local Unit Commanders 12:30 p.m., Medical Services 3:00 p.m., Quality of Life Matters The Panel Testimony heard on both Monday, December 2nd and Tuesday, December 3rd will consist of: a. Brief opening remarks by the Chairman and one or more of the Commissioners, b. brief opening remarks by each panelist, and c. a series of questions posed by the Chairman and Commissioners to the panelists. The Chairman and Commissioners will pose questions to the attendees of the Town Hall the evening of Monday, December 3rd. Attendees will then be given an opportunity to address the Chairman and Commissioners and relay to them their experience and comments. Due to the deliberative, nascent and formative nature of the Commission’s work at this very early stage, the Commissioners are unable to discuss their thoughts, plans or intentions for specific recommendations that will ultimately be made to the President and Congress. Each public hearing will be transcribed and placed on the Commission’s Web site. In addition to public hearings, and due to the essential need for input from the beneficiaries, the Commission is accepting and strongly encourages comments and PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 other submissions on its Web site (www.mcrmc.gov). Christopher Nuneviller, Associate Director, Administration and Operations. [FR Doc. 2013–27985 Filed 11–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice 13–132] Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of intent to grant exclusive license. AGENCY: This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent No. 8,357,884 entitled System of Extraction of Volatiles From Soil Using Microwave Processes, to Space Resources Extraction Technology, Inc., having its principal place of business in Huntsville, Alabama. The patent rights in these inventions as applicable have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective partially exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. DATES: The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless, within fifteen (15) days from the date of this published notice, NASA receives written objections including evidence and argument that establish that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. Competing applications completed and received by NASA within fifteen (15) days of the date of this published notice will also be treated as objections to the grant of the contemplated exclusive license. Objections submitted in response to this notice will not be made available to the public for inspection and, to the extent permitted by law, will not be released under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552. ADDRESSES: Objections relating to the prospective license may be submitted to Mr. James J. McGroary, Chief Patent Counsel/LS01, Marshall Space Flight SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 226 (Friday, November 22, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70071-70072]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28068]


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LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION


Notice of Funding Availability for Disaster Relief Emergency 
Grant Funds; Request for Applications

AGENCY: Legal Services Corporation.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the national 
organization charged with administering federal funds provided for 
civil legal services to low-income Americans.
    This Request for Applications (RFA) announces the availability of 
LSC's disaster relief emergency grant funds and solicits grant 
applications from current LSC recipients located in a federally-
declared disaster area seeking financial assistance to mitigate damage 
sustained and who have experienced a surge in demand for legal services 
as the result of a federally-declared disaster.

DATES: The RFA will be made available beginning on November 19, 2013. 
RFAs will be accepted on a rolling basis.

ADDRESSES: Office of Program Performance, Legal Services Corporation, 
3333 K Street NW., Third Floor, Washington, DC 20007-3522.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Eidleman, Office of Program 
Performance, by email at disasteremergency@lsc.gov, by phone at (202) 
295-1500, or visit the LSC grants Web site at www.grants.lsc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On occasion, LSC makes available special 
funding to help meet the emergency needs of programs in disaster areas. 
See http://grants.lsc.gov/apply-for-funding/other-types-funding/disaster-grants. When funding is available, only current LSC recipients 
in federally-declared disaster areas, as identified by the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), are eligible to apply for such 
emergency funds. Information on federally-declared disaster areas is 
available at http://www.fema.gov/disasters.
    The application guidelines are available at www.grants.lsc.gov.

    Dated: November 19, 2013.
Atitaya C. Rok,
Staff Attorney.
[FR Doc. 2013-28068 Filed 11-21-13; 8:45 am]
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