Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for the Workforce Data Quality Initiative, 4498-4499 [2014-01551]

Download as PDF 4498 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 18 / Tuesday, January 28, 2014 / Notices Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 703. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $9. Dated: January 22, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–01558 Filed 1–27–14; 8:45 am] Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Current Population Survey—Basic Labor Force Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Current Population Survey—Basic Labor Force,’’ 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 February 27, 2014. 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=201309-1220-001 (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, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–BLS, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202– 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: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 14:45 Jan 27, 2014 This ICR seeks to revise the Current Population Survey—Basic Labor Force information collection. The labor force data collected in the Current Population Survey (CPS) help to determine the employment situation of specific population groups as well as general trends in employment and unemployment. The survey is the only source of monthly data on total employment and unemployment. The Employment Situation report contains data from this survey and is designated a Principle Federal Economic Indicator; moreover, the survey also yields data on the basic status and characteristics of persons not in the labor force. CPS data are used monthly, in conjunction with data from other sources, to analyze the extent to which, and with what success, the various components of the American population are participating in the economic life of the nation. This ICR has been classified as a revision, because the CPS sample has been redesigned based on information from the 2010 decennial census, in accordance with usual practice. 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 1220–0100. The current approval is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2014; however, the DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. New requirements would only take effect upon OMB approval. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on October 4, 2013 (77 FR 61868). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR VerDate Mar<15>2010 Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). BILLING CODE 4510–43–P ACTION: Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 1220– 0100. 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 • 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–BLS. Title of Collection: Current Population Survey—Basic Labor Force. OMB Control Number: 1220–0100. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 55,000. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 660,000. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 82,500. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: January 22, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–01548 Filed 1–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for the Workforce Data Quality Initiative Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice of Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA). AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 18 / Tuesday, January 28, 2014 / Notices Funding Opportunity Number: SGA/ DFA PY–13–05 SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor, announces the availability of approximately $6 million for grants to State Workforce Agencies (SWA) to develop the Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI). Grants awarded will provide SWAs the opportunity to develop or expand State workforce longitudinal administrative data systems. These State longitudinal data systems will, at a minimum, include information on programs that provide training, employment services, and unemployment insurance; connect with education data contained in Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) databases; be linked longitudinally at the individual level to allow for enhanced opportunity for evaluation of federally and State-supported education and workforce programs; be capable of generating workforce training provider performance information and outcomes in a standardized, easy to understand format (e.g. scorecards), consistent with all applicable Federal and State privacy laws; and lead to better information for customers and stakeholders of the workforce system. Where such longitudinal systems do not exist or are in early development, WDQI grant assistance may be used to design and develop these systems. WDQI grant assistance can also be used to improve upon existing State longitudinal systems. Current WDQI grant recipients who did not receive a Round III award under solicitation SGA–DFA PY–12–07 and states that currently do not have a WDQI grant are eligible for this competition. The complete SGA and any subsequent SGA amendments in connection with this solicitation are described in further detail on ETA’s Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/ grants/ or on http://www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this solicitation. The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is March 25, 2014. Applications must be received no later than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Forman, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N–4716, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202–693–3416. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Jan 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 Signed January 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. Eric D. Luetkenhaus Grant Officer, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–01551 Filed 1–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–83,154] Polyone Designed Structures and Solutions LLC, a Subsidiary of Polyone Corporation, Donora, Pennsylvania; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration By application dated December 2, 2013, Teamsters Local No. 205 requested administrative reconsideration of the negative determination regarding workers’ eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) applicable to workers and former workers of Polyone Designed Structures and Solutions LLC, a subsidiary of Polyone Corporation, Donora, Pennsylvania (subject firm). The determination was issued on November 5, 2013. The Department’s Notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on November 26, 2013 (78 FR 70581–70583). Workers at the subject firm were engaged in activities related to the production of color additives and inks. The negative determination was based on the Department’s findings that with respect to Section 222(a)(2)(A)(ii) of the Act, imports of articles like or directly competitive with color additives and inks have not increased in 2011, 2012 or during the period of January through September 2013. With respect to Section 222(a)(2)(B) of the Act, the investigation revealed that the firm has not shifted the production of articles like or directly competitive with color additives and inks to a foreign country or acquired like or directly competitive articles from a foreign country. Rather, the investigation confirmed that production is being shifted from the Donora, Pennsylvania facility to other facilities within the United States. With respect to Section 222(b)(2) of the Act, the investigation revealed that the firm is not a Supplier or Downstream Producer to a firm that employed a group of workers who received a certification of eligibility under Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2272(a). PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4499 Finally, the group eligibility requirements under Section 222(e) of the Act have not been satisfied because the workers’ firm has not been publicly identified by name by the International Trade Commission as a member of a domestic industry in an investigation resulting in an affirmative finding of serious injury, market disruption, or material injury, or threat thereof. The request for reconsideration alleges that there is ‘‘additional evidence of the anticipated shift/transfer of equipment and operations to a foreign country’’. The request for reconsideration also alleges that production has shifted to Mexico and China. The request for reconsideration also includes additional attachments, including documentation of products that are allegedly produced in Mexico. The Department has carefully reviewed the request for reconsideration and the existing record, and will conduct further investigation to determine if the workers meet the eligibility requirements of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Conclusion After careful review of the application, I conclude that the claim is of sufficient weight to justify reconsideration of the U.S. Department of Labor’s prior decision. The application is, therefore, granted. Signed at Washington, DC, this 10th day of January, 2014. Michael W. Jaffe, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2014–01541 Filed 1–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–83,094] Caterpillar Reman Powertrain Services, Inc., a Subsidiary of Caterpillar, Inc., Including On-Site Leased Workers From Robert Half/Accountemps, Aerotek, Phillips Staffing, Hagemeyer and ATS, Inc., Summerville, South Carolina; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (‘‘Act’’), 19 U.S.C. 2273, the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance on October 29, 2013, applicable to workers of Caterpillar Reman Powertrain Services, Inc., a E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant 
Applications for the Workforce Data Quality Initiative

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice of Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA).

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    Funding Opportunity Number: SGA/DFA PY-13-05
SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. 
Department of Labor, announces the availability of approximately $6 
million for grants to State Workforce Agencies (SWA) to develop the 
Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI).
    Grants awarded will provide SWAs the opportunity to develop or 
expand State workforce longitudinal administrative data systems. These 
State longitudinal data systems will, at a minimum, include information 
on programs that provide training, employment services, and 
unemployment insurance; connect with education data contained in 
Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) databases; be linked 
longitudinally at the individual level to allow for enhanced 
opportunity for evaluation of federally and State-supported education 
and workforce programs; be capable of generating workforce training 
provider performance information and outcomes in a standardized, easy 
to understand format (e.g. scorecards), consistent with all applicable 
Federal and State privacy laws; and lead to better information for 
customers and stakeholders of the workforce system. Where such 
longitudinal systems do not exist or are in early development, WDQI 
grant assistance may be used to design and develop these systems. WDQI 
grant assistance can also be used to improve upon existing State 
longitudinal systems. Current WDQI grant recipients who did not receive 
a Round III award under solicitation SGA-DFA PY-12-07 and states that 
currently do not have a WDQI grant are eligible for this competition.
    The complete SGA and any subsequent SGA amendments in connection 
with this solicitation are described in further detail on ETA's Web 
site at http://www.doleta.gov/grants/ or on http://www.grants.gov. The 
Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, 
review and selection procedures, and other program requirements 
governing this solicitation.

DATES: The closing date for receipt of applications under this 
announcement is March 25, 2014. Applications must be received no later 
than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Forman, 200 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Room N-4716, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202-693-3416.

    Signed January 16, 2014 in Washington, DC.
Eric D. Luetkenhaus
Grant Officer, Employment and Training Administration.
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