Comment Request for Information Collection for Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas, extension without revisions, 17183-17184 [2014-06750]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 59 / Thursday, March 27, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO). The ACVETEO will discuss Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Services’ (VETS) core programs and new initiatives regarding efforts that assist veterans seeking employment and raise employer awareness as to the advantages of hiring veterans. There will be an opportunity for persons or organizations to address the committee. Any individual or organization that wishes to do so should contact Mr. Timothy A. Green (202) 693–4723. Time constraints may limit the number of outside participants/presentations. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, and/or materials in alternative format) should notify the Advisory Committee no later than Wednesday, April 4, 2014 by contacting Mr. Gregory Green (202) 693–4734. Requests made after this date will be reviewed, but availability of the requested accommodations cannot be guaranteed. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. This Notice also describes the functions of the Advisory Committee. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public. DATES: Date and Time: Thursday, April 10, 2014 beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at approximately 5:00 p.m. (E.S.T.). ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, Conference Room C–5320. Members of the public are encouraged to arrive early to allow for security clearance into the Frances Perkins Building. Security Instructions: Meeting participants should use the visitors’ entrance to access the Frances Perkins Building, one block north of Constitution Avenue at 3rd and C Streets NW. For security purposes meeting participants must: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Mar 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 1. Present a valid photo ID to receive a visitor badge. 2. Know the name of the event being attending: The meeting event is the Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO). 3. Visitor badges are issued by the security officer at the Visitor Entrance located at 3rd and C Streets NW. When receiving a visitor badge, the security officer will retain the visitor’s photo ID until the visitor badge is returned to the security desk. 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 are being asked to submit a notice of intent to attend by Friday, April 4, 2014, via email to Mr. Timothy Green at green.timothy.a@dol.gov, subject line ‘‘April 2014 ACVETEO Meeting.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Timothy A. Green, Designated Federal Official, Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment, Training and Employer Outreach, (202) 693–4723. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ACVETEO is a Congressionally mandated advisory committee authorized under Title 38, U.S. Code, Section 4110 and subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, as amended. The ACVETEO is responsible for: Assessing employment and training needs of veterans; determining the extent to which the programs and activities of the U.S. Department of Labor meet these needs; assisting to conduct outreach to employers seeking to hire veterans; making recommendations to the Secretary, through the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training (VETS), with respect to outreach activities and employment and training needs of Veterans; and carrying out such other activities necessary to make required reports and recommendations. The ACVETEO meets at least quarterly. Agenda 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions, Keith Kelly, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training 9:15 a.m. Administrative Business, Anthony Camilli, Assistant Designated Federal Official 9:30 a.m. Briefing on Ethics while serving as a Special Government Employee on a Federal Advisory Committee, Robert Sadler, Counsel for Ethics PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17183 10:30 a.m. Briefing on FY12 Report, Anthony Camilli, Assistant Designated Federal Official 11:00 a.m. Briefing on DOL/VETS Priorities, Teresa Gerton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service 12:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m. Discussion on DOL/VETS Priorities, ACVETEO Chairman 3:00 p.m. Subcommittee Discussion/ Assignments, Timothy Green, Designated Federal Official 4:00 p.m. TBD 4:30 p.m. Public Forum, Timothy Green, Designated Federal Official 5:00 p.m. Adjourn Signed in Washington, DC, this 20th day of March, 2014. Keith Kelly, Assistant Secretary, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service. [FR Doc. 2014–06806 Filed 3–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–79–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas, extension without revisions Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the 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 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)] (PRA). The PRA helps ensure that respondents can provide requested data in the desired format with minimal reporting burden (time and financial resources), collection instruments are clearly understood and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the collection of data contained in the procedures to petition for classification as a Labor Surplus Area (LSA) under exceptional circumstances criteria (currently expires July 31, 2014). DATES: Submit written comments to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before May 27, 2014. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 17184 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 59 / Thursday, March 27, 2014 / Notices Send written comments to Samuel Wright, Office of Workforce Investment, Room C–4514, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: (202) 693–2870 (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 1–877– 889–5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: 202–693– 3015. Email: wright.samuel.e@dol.gov. To obtain a copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR), please contact the person listed above. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Background Under Executive Orders 12073 and 10582, and 20 CFR parts 651 and 654, the Secretary of Labor is required to classify LSAs and disseminate this information for the use of all Federal agencies. This information is used by Federal agencies for various purposes including procurement decisions, food stamp waiver decisions, certain small business loan decisions, as well as other purposes determined by the agencies. The LSA list is issued annually, effective October 1 of each year, utilizing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Areas meeting the criteria are classified as LSAs. Department regulations specify that the Department can add other areas to the annual LSA listing under the exceptional circumstance criteria. Such additions are based on information contained in petitions submitted by the state workforce agencies (SWAs) to ETA’s national office. These petitions contain specific economic information about an area to provide ample justification for adding the area to the LSA listing under the exceptional circumstances criteria. The petitions submitted by the SWAs concern various aspects of unemployment and the economic condition for a specific area in order to provide justification for adding the area to the LSA list under the exceptional circumstances criteria. Under these criteria, an area may be determined eligible for classification as a LSA if it is experiencing a high rate of unemployment which is not temporary or seasonal and which was not adequately reflected in the unemployment data for the two-year reference period. Instructions designed to assist SWAs in the preparation of such petitions are currently contained on the ETA Web site: http:// www.doleta.gov/programs/lsa.cfm. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Mar 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 II. Review Focus The Department is particularly interested in comments which: • 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 submissions of responses. III. Current Actions Type of Review: Extension without revisions. Title: Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas. OMB Number: 1205–0207. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Total Annual Respondents: 3. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 3. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: 0. We will summarize and/or include in the request for OMB approval of the ICR, the comments received in response to this comment request; they will also become a matter of public record. Eric M. Seleznow, Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2014–06750 Filed 3–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Title I of WIA (Pub. L. 105– 220) requires the U.S. Secretary of Labor SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (Secretary) to update and publish the LLSIL tables annually, for uses described in the law (including determining eligibility for youth programs). WIA defines ‘‘low income individual’’ to include individuals who received income during a six-month period that does not exceed the higher level of the poverty line or 70 percent of the LLSIL. This issuance provides the Secretary’s annual LLSIL for 2014, and also provides a reference to the 2014 Health and Human Services ‘‘Poverty Guidelines.’’ DATES: This notice is effective immediately. For Further Information or Questions on the LLSIL: Please contact Samuel Wright, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room C–4526, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202–693–2870; Fax: 202–693–3015 (neither telephone or fax are toll-free numbers); Email address: wright.samuel.e@dol.gov. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via Text Telephone (TTY/TDD) by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877–889–5627 (TTY/ TDD). For Further Information or Questions on Federal Youth Employment Programs: Please contact Jennifer Kemp, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N– 4464, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202–693–3377; Fax: 202– 693–3110 (neither telephone or fax are toll-free numbers); Email: kemp.jennifer.n@dol.gov. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877– 889–5627 (TTY/TDD). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of WIA is to provide employment assistance through statewide and local workforce investment programs that increase the employment opportunities, retention, and earnings of participants. WIA programs are intended to increase the occupational skills of participants and the quality of the workforce, thereby reducing welfare dependency and enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of the Nation’s workforce. LLSIL is used for several purposes under WIA. WIA Section 101(25) defines the term ‘‘low income individual’’ for eligibility purposes, and Sections 127(b)(2)(C) and E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 59 (Thursday, March 27, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17183-17184]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06750]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection for Petition for 
Classifying Labor Surplus Areas, extension without revisions

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a 
preclearance consultation program to provide the 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 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)] (PRA). The PRA helps ensure that 
respondents can provide requested data in the desired format with 
minimal reporting burden (time and financial resources), collection 
instruments are clearly understood and the impact of collection 
requirements on respondents can be properly assessed.
    Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed 
extension of the collection of data contained in the procedures to 
petition for classification as a Labor Surplus Area (LSA) under 
exceptional circumstances criteria (currently expires July 31, 2014).

DATES: Submit written comments to the office listed in the addresses 
section below on or before May 27, 2014.

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ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Samuel Wright, Office of Workforce 
Investment, Room C-4514, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. 
Telephone number: (202) 693-2870 (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 1-877-889-5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: 202-693-3015. Email: 
wright.samuel.e@dol.gov. To obtain a copy of the proposed information 
collection request (ICR), please contact the person listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    Under Executive Orders 12073 and 10582, and 20 CFR parts 651 and 
654, the Secretary of Labor is required to classify LSAs and 
disseminate this information for the use of all Federal agencies. This 
information is used by Federal agencies for various purposes including 
procurement decisions, food stamp waiver decisions, certain small 
business loan decisions, as well as other purposes determined by the 
agencies. The LSA list is issued annually, effective October 1 of each 
year, utilizing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Areas meeting 
the criteria are classified as LSAs.
    Department regulations specify that the Department can add other 
areas to the annual LSA listing under the exceptional circumstance 
criteria. Such additions are based on information contained in 
petitions submitted by the state workforce agencies (SWAs) to ETA's 
national office. These petitions contain specific economic information 
about an area to provide ample justification for adding the area to the 
LSA listing under the exceptional circumstances criteria. The petitions 
submitted by the SWAs concern various aspects of unemployment and the 
economic condition for a specific area in order to provide 
justification for adding the area to the LSA list under the exceptional 
circumstances criteria. Under these criteria, an area may be determined 
eligible for classification as a LSA if it is experiencing a high rate 
of unemployment which is not temporary or seasonal and which was not 
adequately reflected in the unemployment data for the two-year 
reference period. Instructions designed to assist SWAs in the 
preparation of such petitions are currently contained on the ETA Web 
site: http://www.doleta.gov/programs/lsa.cfm.

II. Review Focus

    The Department is particularly interested in comments which:
     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 submissions of responses.

III. Current Actions

    Type of Review: Extension without revisions.
    Title: Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas.
    OMB Number: 1205-0207.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondents: 3.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 3.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: 0.
    We will summarize and/or include in the request for OMB approval of 
the ICR, the comments received in response to this comment request; 
they will also become a matter of public record.

Eric M. Seleznow,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2014-06750 Filed 3-26-14; 8:45 am]
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