Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program, 23378-23379 [2014-09514]

Download as PDF 23378 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 81 / Monday, April 28, 2014 / Notices This ICR seeks to obtain PRA authority to conduct the ‘‘Evaluating the Accessibility of American Job Centers for People with Disabilities’’ information collection. The evaluation will help policymakers and program administrators understand the level of accessibility of American Job Centers (AJCs) and identify ways to improve their accessibility to persons with disabilities (PWDs). In addition to identifying the degree to which AJCs provide accessible services to PWD, the study will examine differences in the levels of accessibility by the type of accessibility required, such as physical, programmatic, and communication and the characteristics of AJCs (e.g., affiliate vs. comprehensive, or rural vs. urban) or the nature of AJC services provided (e.g., core, intensive, and training). This is not an audit for compliance with laws and regulations regarding accessibility for AJCs. Rather, the purpose of the study is to gather data to ascertain, broadly, the degree to which AJCs, as a whole, are accessible to PWD. Information collection activities associated with this ICR include conducting a project director survey and staff interviews and program beneficiary focus groups conducted during site visits,. Workforce Investment Act section 172 authorizes this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 2917. This proposed 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 if the collection of information does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on September 5, 2013 (78 FR 54679). Interested parties are encouraged to send written 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 201403–1290–001. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:06 Apr 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. Title of Collection: Evaluating the Accessibility of American Job Centers for People with Disabilities. OMB ICR Reference Number: 201403– 1290–001. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments and individuals or households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,524. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2,524. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 1,991 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: April 21, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–09513 Filed 4–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–23–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice of Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA). Funding Opportunity Number: SGA/DFA PY–13– 10. AGENCY: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department), announces the availability of approximately $450 million in grant funds authorized for the Trade SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program. The TAACCCT program seeks to increase the number of workers who attain certificates, degrees, and other industry-recognized credentials, helping to meet President Obama’s college graduation goal of increasing the percentage of adults with a postsecondary credential by 2020. The overarching goals of the program are to: (1) Increase attainment of degrees, certifications, certificates, diplomas, and other industry-recognized credentials that match the skills needed by employers to better prepare workers eligible for training under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers Program (‘‘TAA-eligible workers’’) of chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, 19 U.S.C. 2271–2323, and other adults for high-wage, highskill employment or re-employment in growth industry sectors; (2) introduce or replicate innovative and effective methods for designing and delivering instruction that address specific industry needs and lead to improved learning, completion, and other outcomes for TAA-eligible workers and other adults; and (3) demonstrate improved employment outcomes. The Department intends to make grant awards to eligible single institution applicants ranging from approximately $2,260,000 to $2,500,000, up to a total of approximately $150 million. Under this SGA, DOL intends to make approximately 15 to 25 grant awards to consortia of eligible institutions, up to a total of approximately $300 million in grant awards to consortium applicants. The Department will provide two tiers of funding for consortium grant awards, based on the number of institutions in the consortium. 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 July 7, 2014. Applications must be received no later than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Abdullah, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N–4716, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202–693–3346. E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 81 / Monday, April 28, 2014 / Notices Signed: April 17, 2014 in Washington, DC. Donna Kelly, Grant Officer, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–09514 Filed 4–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P Register notice are available under Docket No. OSHA–2009–0025 at http:// www.regulations.gov. This Federal Register notice also is available on OSHA’s Web site at http:// www.osha.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Notice of Final Decision DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2009–0025] Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.: Modification of Scope of Recognition Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of final decision. AGENCY: In this notice, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory under 29 CFR 1910.7. DATES: This modification of the scope of recognition is effective on April 28, 2014. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding this notice is available from the following sources: Press inquiries: Contact Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N–3647, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–1999; email; Meilinger.francis2@dol.gov. General and technical information: Contact Mr. David Johnson, Director, Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N–3655, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–2110; email: at johnson.david.w@dol.gov. Copies of this Federal Register notice: Electronic copies of this Federal The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA or Agency) hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of recognition of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL), as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). UL’s expansion covers the addition of multiple test standards to its scope of recognition. OSHA recognition of an NRTL signifies that the organization meets the requirements in Section 1910.7 of Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (29 CFR 1910.7). Recognition is an acknowledgment that the organization can perform independent safety testing and certification of the specific products covered within its scope of recognition and is not a delegation or grant of government authority. As a result of recognition, employers may use products properly approved by the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require testing and certification of the products. The Agency processes applications by an NRTL for initial recognition, or for expansion or renewal of this recognition, following requirements in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. This appendix requires that the Agency publish two notices in the Federal Register in processing an application. In the first notice, OSHA announces the application and provides its preliminary finding and, in the second notice, the Agency provides its final decision on the application. These notices set forth the NRTL’s scope of recognition or modifications of that scope. OSHA maintains an informational Web page for each NRTL that details its scope of recognition. These pages are available from the Agency’s Web site at http:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ index.html. 23379 UL submitted an application, dated March 26, 2013, to expand its recognition to include multiple additional test standards (Exhibit 1: UL Application). OSHA staff reviewed UL’s application and other pertinent information and performed a comparability analysis. OSHA did not perform any on-site reviews in relation to this application. OSHA staff determined that the 23 standards UL requested to add to its scope of recognition are ‘‘appropriate test standards’’ within the meaning of 29 CFR 1910.7(c). OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing UL’s expansion application in the Federal Register on December 5, 2013 (78 FR 73208). The Agency requested comments by December 26, 2013, but it received no comments in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this final notice to grant expansion of UL’s scope of recognition. To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to the UL application, contact the Docket Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N–2625, Washington, DC 20210. Docket No. OSHA–2009–0025 contains all materials in the record concerning UL’s application. II. Final Decision and Order The NRTL Program staff examined UL’s expansion application, its capability to meet the requirements of the test standards, and other pertinent information. Based on its review of this evidence, OSHA finds that UL meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its recognition, subject to the limitation and conditions listed below. OSHA limits the expansion of UL’s recognition to testing and certification of products for demonstration of conformance to the following test standards, each of which OSHA determines is an appropriate test standard, within the meaning of 29 CFR 1910.7(c): TABLE 1—LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS FOR INCLUSION IN UL’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION Test standard title UL 60730–1 ................................................................. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Test standard Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use, Part 1: General Requirements. Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 2 Particular Requirements for Thermal Motor Protectors. Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 2: Particular Requirements for Electric Actuators. Medium-Voltage Transfer Switches. Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control, and Laboratory Use; Part 1: General Requirements. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 81 (Monday, April 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23378-23379]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09514]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant 
Applications for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and 
Career Training Grants Program

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice of Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA). Funding 
Opportunity Number: SGA/DFA PY-13-10.

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SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. 
Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department), announces the 
availability of approximately $450 million in grant funds authorized 
for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career 
Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program.
    The TAACCCT program seeks to increase the number of workers who 
attain certificates, degrees, and other industry-recognized 
credentials, helping to meet President Obama's college graduation goal 
of increasing the percentage of adults with a post-secondary credential 
by 2020. The overarching goals of the program are to: (1) Increase 
attainment of degrees, certifications, certificates, diplomas, and 
other industry-recognized credentials that match the skills needed by 
employers to better prepare workers eligible for training under the 
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers Program (``TAA-eligible 
workers'') of chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, 19 U.S.C. 
2271-2323, and other adults for high-wage, high-skill employment or re-
employment in growth industry sectors; (2) introduce or replicate 
innovative and effective methods for designing and delivering 
instruction that address specific industry needs and lead to improved 
learning, completion, and other outcomes for TAA-eligible workers and 
other adults; and (3) demonstrate improved employment outcomes.
    The Department intends to make grant awards to eligible single 
institution applicants ranging from approximately $2,260,000 to 
$2,500,000, up to a total of approximately $150 million. Under this 
SGA, DOL intends to make approximately 15 to 25 grant awards to 
consortia of eligible institutions, up to a total of approximately $300 
million in grant awards to consortium applicants. The Department will 
provide two tiers of funding for consortium grant awards, based on the 
number of institutions in the consortium.
    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 July 7, 2014. Applications must be received no later 
than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Abdullah, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Room N-4716, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202-693-3346.


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    Signed: April 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.
Donna Kelly,
Grant Officer, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-09514 Filed 4-25-14; 8:45 am]
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