Notice of Proposed Revisions for the LSC Grant Assurances for Calendar Year 2015 Funding, 24454-24455 [2014-09826]

Download as PDF 24454 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices employment the first option for youth and adults with significant disabilities. ODEP launched the Employment First Leadership State Mentoring Program (EFLSMP) to assist States in developing and implementing EF policies. Thirty States started to participate in technical assistance sessions and discussions on a number of topics related to implementing, assessing, and disseminating information regarding EF policies via an online Community of Practice (CoP). The CoP sessions started in the fall of 2012 and will run monthly until the spring of 2014 via the portal ePolicyWorks. Promoting and disseminating EF practices and strategies is a critical step toward addressing the persistent problem of low participation rates of individuals with disabilities in the workforce and fulfilling the promise of full integration. As a multitude of local, State, and Federal agencies are involved in making the adoption and implementation of EF strategies a success, initiatives to align policies, regulations, and funding are needed. Technical assistance provided through the EFLSMP provides participating States with information on how to restructure funding patterns, support collaboration, build staff capacity, and ultimately increase competitive, integrated employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. ODEP’s EF initiative is innovative in its inclusion of a variety of State partners, including: 1. Department of Rehabilitation Services; 2. Department of Mental Health; 3. Department Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; 4. Workforce Development System; 5. Department of Education (Special Education Division); and 6. Medicaid agencies. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Jkt 232001 Signed at Washington, DC, April 22, 2014. Kathleen Martinez, Assistant Secretary, Office of Disability Employment Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–09813 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P Notice of Proposed Revisions for the LSC Grant Assurances for Calendar Year 2015 Funding II. Review Focus DOL is interested in comments that: * Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary, and whether the information will have practical utility; * Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 III. Current Actions Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy. Title: Employment First Leadership State Mentoring Program Community of Practice Survey. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Respondents: 30. Frequency: Once for each of 6 staffmembers of the respondent. Total Responses: 180. Average Time per Response: 15–20 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 47. Total Other Burden Cost: $1,850. LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION This data collection is also designed to gauge the effectiveness of ODEP’s efforts to promote the implementation of EF policies and practices and determine how well remote training and online forums facilitate the implementation of EF activities in each participating state. Findings from this census of participating CoP states also will provide the DOL with important information for strategic planning, program replication, and development of disability employment policies, approaches, and practices. VerDate Mar<15>2010 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. Comments submitted in response to this Notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the ICR; they will also become a matter of public record. Legal Services Corporation. Notice of proposed changes and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Legal Services Corporation (‘‘LSC’’) intends to revise the LSC Grant Assurances for calendar year 2015 funding and is soliciting public comment on the proposed changes. The proposed revisions affect Grant Assurances 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, and 16. The proposed LSC grant assurances for calendar year 2015 funding, in redline format indicating the proposed changes to the current ‘‘LSC 2014 Grant Assurances,’’ are available at http:// grants.lsc.gov/sites/default/files/Grants/ ReferenceMaterials/2015GrantAssurances-Proposed.pdf. DATES: All comments and recommendations must be received on or before the close of business on May 30, 2014. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Written comments may be submitted by mail, email, or fax to Reginald J. Haley, Office of Program Performance, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20007; LSCGrantAssurances@lsc.gov; or (202) 337–6813 (fax). Comments may also be submitted online at http://www.lsc.gov/ contact-us. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reginald J. Haley, haleyr@lsc.gov, (202) 295–1545. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the LSC grant assurances is to delineate the rights and responsibilities of LSC and the recipient pursuant to the provisions of the grant. As a grant making agency created by Congress, LSC has grant assurances that are intended to reiterate and/or clarify the responsibilities and obligations already applicable through existing law and regulations and/or obligate the recipient to comply with specific additional requirements in order to effectuate the purposes of the Legal Services Corporation Act, as amended, and other applicable law. A summary of the changes proposed follows. Grant Assurance #8 requires LSC recipients to have an information security system, the capacity to conduct program-wide conflicts checking, a system for backing up program data, the capacity to digitally transmit data to LSC, and appropriate computer hardware and software for casehandlers. The proposed change is a technical edit in the last sentence of grant assurance #8, paragraph (e). Grant Assurance #9 requires LSC recipients to work with other LSC and non-LSC funded legal services providers in the state to ensure that there is a statewide Web site that publishes a full range of legal information covering the common issues facing the client community. The proposed changes to the grant assurance requires LSC recipients to notify site visitors that LSC recipients’ participation in the Web site is consistent with LSC restrictions and provides recipients with sample disclaimer language to that effect. Grant Assurance #10 requires LSC recipients to give LSC and the U.S. Comptroller General access to records they are entitled to under the provisions of the LSC Act and other applicable law. The proposed change to the grant assurance requires LSC recipients to provide access to records in accordance with Federal law. The proposed change results from the recent decision of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in U.S. v. Cal. Rural Legal Assistance, 722 F.3d 424. In that ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices case, which involved an action to enforce a subpoena for documents held by an LSC recipient, the DC Circuit held that Federal law regarding privilege, not state law, governs. The proposed change also includes technical edits in the last two sentences, which further clarify the grant assurance. Grant Assurance #11 requires LSC recipients to provide LSC and other Federal agencies auditing the recipient access to financial records, time records, retainer agreements, client trust fund and eligibility records, and client names, except for those reports or records that may be properly withheld under Federal law. As with Grant Assurance #10, the proposed change results from the decision in U.S. v. Cal. Rural Legal Assistance. The proposed change also includes technical edits, which further clarify the grant assurance. Grant Assurance #15 requires LSC recipients to notify LSC of any crime, fraud, misappropriation, embezzlement, or theft or loss of $200 or more or theft involving property regardless of whether the funds or property are recovered; when local, state, or Federal law enforcement officials are contacted by the program about a crime; or when it has been the victim of a theft that could lead to a loss of $200 or more. The proposed change to the grant assurance notifies LSC recipients that fraudulent timekeeping must also be reported to LSC. Grant Assurance #16 requires recipients to notify LSC of a receipt of any notice of a claim for attorney’s fees from the recipient; any monetary judgment, sanction, or penalty entered against the recipient; or a force majeure event. The proposed change to the grant assurance requires LSC recipients to notify LSC if any of the recipient’s key officials is charged with fraud, misappropriation, embezzlement, theft, or any similar offense, or is subjected to suspension, loss of license, or other disciplinary action by a bar or other professional licensing organization. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dated: April 25, 2014. Stefanie K. Davis, Assistant General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2014–09826 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–2014–025] Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed records schedules; request for comments. AGENCY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory instructions on what happens to records when no longer needed for current Government business. They authorize the preservation of records of continuing value in the National Archives of the United States and the destruction, after a specified period, of records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. Notice is published for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records not previously authorized for disposal or reduce the retention period of records already authorized for disposal. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a). DATES: Requests for copies must be received in writing on or before May 30, 2014. Once the appraisal of the records is completed, NARA will send a copy of the schedule. NARA staff usually prepare appraisal memorandums that contain additional information concerning the records covered by a proposed schedule. These, too, may be requested and will be provided once the appraisal is completed. Requesters will be given 30 days to submit comments. ADDRESSES: You may request a copy of any records schedule identified in this notice by contacting Records Management Services (ACNR) using one of the following means: Mail: NARA (ACNR), 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740–6001 E-Mail: request.schedule@nara.gov. Fax: 301–837–3698. Requesters must cite the control number, which appears in parentheses after the name of the agency which submitted the schedule, and must provide a mailing address. Those who desire appraisal reports should so indicate in their request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Hawkins, Director, Records Management Services (ACNR), National SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24455 Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740–6001. Telephone: 301–837–1799. Email: request.schedule@nara.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Each year Federal agencies create billions of records on paper, film, magnetic tape, and other media. To control this accumulation, agency records managers prepare schedules proposing retention periods for records and submit these schedules for NARA’s approval. These schedules provide for the timely transfer into the National Archives of historically valuable records and authorize the disposal of all other records after the agency no longer needs them to conduct its business. Some schedules are comprehensive and cover all the records of an agency or one of its major subdivisions. Most schedules, however, cover records of only one office or program or a few series of records. Many of these update previously approved schedules, and some include records proposed as permanent. The schedules listed in this notice are media neutral unless specified otherwise. An item in a schedule is media neutral when the disposition instructions may be applied to records regardless of the medium in which the records are created and maintained. Items included in schedules submitted to NARA on or after December 17, 2007, are media neutral unless the item is limited to a specific medium. (See 36 CFR 1225.12(e).) No Federal records are authorized for destruction without the approval of the Archivist of the United States. This approval is granted only after a thorough consideration of their administrative use by the agency of origin, the rights of the Government and of private persons directly affected by the Government’s activities, and whether or not they have historical or other value. Besides identifying the Federal agencies and any subdivisions requesting disposition authority, this public notice lists the organizational unit(s) accumulating the records or indicates agency-wide applicability in the case of schedules that cover records that may be accumulated throughout an agency. This notice provides the control number assigned to each schedule, the total number of schedule items, and the number of temporary items (the records proposed for destruction). It also includes a brief description of the temporary records. The records schedule itself contains a full description of the records at the file unit level as well as their disposition. If E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION


Notice of Proposed Revisions for the LSC Grant Assurances for 
Calendar Year 2015 Funding

AGENCY: Legal Services Corporation.

ACTION: Notice of proposed changes and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Legal Services Corporation (``LSC'') intends to revise the 
LSC Grant Assurances for calendar year 2015 funding and is soliciting 
public comment on the proposed changes. The proposed revisions affect 
Grant Assurances 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, and 16. The proposed LSC grant 
assurances for calendar year 2015 funding, in redline format indicating 
the proposed changes to the current ``LSC 2014 Grant Assurances,'' are 
available at http://grants.lsc.gov/sites/default/files/Grants/ReferenceMaterials/2015-GrantAssurances-Proposed.pdf.

DATES: All comments and recommendations must be received on or before 
the close of business on May 30, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by mail, email, or fax to 
Reginald J. Haley, Office of Program Performance, Legal Services 
Corporation, 3333 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20007; 
LSCGrantAssurances@lsc.gov; or (202) 337-6813 (fax). Comments may also 
be submitted online at http://www.lsc.gov/contact-us.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reginald J. Haley, haleyr@lsc.gov, 
(202) 295-1545.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the LSC grant assurances is 
to delineate the rights and responsibilities of LSC and the recipient 
pursuant to the provisions of the grant. As a grant making agency 
created by Congress, LSC has grant assurances that are intended to 
reiterate and/or clarify the responsibilities and obligations already 
applicable through existing law and regulations and/or obligate the 
recipient to comply with specific additional requirements in order to 
effectuate the purposes of the Legal Services Corporation Act, as 
amended, and other applicable law. A summary of the changes proposed 
follows.
    Grant Assurance 8 requires LSC recipients to have an 
information security system, the capacity to conduct program-wide 
conflicts checking, a system for backing up program data, the capacity 
to digitally transmit data to LSC, and appropriate computer hardware 
and software for casehandlers. The proposed change is a technical edit 
in the last sentence of grant assurance 8, paragraph (e).
    Grant Assurance 9 requires LSC recipients to work with 
other LSC and non-LSC funded legal services providers in the state to 
ensure that there is a statewide Web site that publishes a full range 
of legal information covering the common issues facing the client 
community. The proposed changes to the grant assurance requires LSC 
recipients to notify site visitors that LSC recipients' participation 
in the Web site is consistent with LSC restrictions and provides 
recipients with sample disclaimer language to that effect.
    Grant Assurance 10 requires LSC recipients to give LSC and 
the U.S. Comptroller General access to records they are entitled to 
under the provisions of the LSC Act and other applicable law. The 
proposed change to the grant assurance requires LSC recipients to 
provide access to records in accordance with Federal law. The proposed 
change results from the recent decision of the Court of Appeals for the 
District of Columbia Circuit in U.S. v. Cal. Rural Legal Assistance, 
722 F.3d 424. In that

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case, which involved an action to enforce a subpoena for documents held 
by an LSC recipient, the DC Circuit held that Federal law regarding 
privilege, not state law, governs. The proposed change also includes 
technical edits in the last two sentences, which further clarify the 
grant assurance.
    Grant Assurance 11 requires LSC recipients to provide LSC 
and other Federal agencies auditing the recipient access to financial 
records, time records, retainer agreements, client trust fund and 
eligibility records, and client names, except for those reports or 
records that may be properly withheld under Federal law. As with Grant 
Assurance 10, the proposed change results from the decision in 
U.S. v. Cal. Rural Legal Assistance. The proposed change also includes 
technical edits, which further clarify the grant assurance.
    Grant Assurance 15 requires LSC recipients to notify LSC 
of any crime, fraud, misappropriation, embezzlement, or theft or loss 
of $200 or more or theft involving property regardless of whether the 
funds or property are recovered; when local, state, or Federal law 
enforcement officials are contacted by the program about a crime; or 
when it has been the victim of a theft that could lead to a loss of 
$200 or more. The proposed change to the grant assurance notifies LSC 
recipients that fraudulent timekeeping must also be reported to LSC.
    Grant Assurance 16 requires recipients to notify LSC of a 
receipt of any notice of a claim for attorney's fees from the 
recipient; any monetary judgment, sanction, or penalty entered against 
the recipient; or a force majeure event. The proposed change to the 
grant assurance requires LSC recipients to notify LSC if any of the 
recipient's key officials is charged with fraud, misappropriation, 
embezzlement, theft, or any similar offense, or is subjected to 
suspension, loss of license, or other disciplinary action by a bar or 
other professional licensing organization.

    Dated: April 25, 2014.
Stefanie K. Davis,
Assistant General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2014-09826 Filed 4-29-14; 8:45 am]
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