Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Request for Assistance From the Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration, 57133-57134 [2014-22636]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 185 / Wednesday, September 24, 2014 / Notices U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $20.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Additional costs may be incurred for attachments. submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: Send them to: By e-mail ...... Maureen Katz, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. To submit comments: pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. By mail ......... [FR Doc. 2014–22685 Filed 9–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On September 18, 2014, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in the lawsuit entitled United States of America v. Sims Group USA Corporation d/b/a Sims Metal Management, Civil Action No. 3:14– CV–4209. The United States of America brought claims on behalf of the United States Environmental Protection Agency under Sections 301 and 402 of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251, et seq., against Sims Group USA Corporation d/b/a Sims Metal Management. The United States alleges that the violations arose from Sims’ industrial activities at the Port of Redwood City in Redwood City, California. The United States alleges that Sims allowed metal and other material to fall from its shiploading conveyor directly into Redwood Creek. In addition, the Complaint alleges that Sims violated several requirements of its General Permit authorization for stormwater discharges associated with industrial activity. Sims encapsulated its ship-loading conveyor and came into compliance with the CWA in March 2012. It came into compliance with the General Permit in April 2013. The proposed Consent Decree would require Sims to pay $189,500 in civil penalties for its violations, and to study and remediate contaminated sediments near the conveyor. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States of America v. Sims Group USA Corporation d/b/a Sims Metal Management, D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–1–1–10706. All comments must be VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Sep 23, 2014 Jkt 232001 During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Department of Justice Web site: http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_ Decrees.html. We will provide a paper copy of the proposed Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $8.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury. Maureen Katz, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2014–22607 Filed 9–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Request for Assistance From the Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before October 24, 2014. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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=201407–1210–002 (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 by email at 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–EBSA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202– 395–5806 (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., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. ADDRESSES: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Request for Assistance From the Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration ACTION: 57133 This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for an information collection that provides the public a means to request for assistance from the EBSA. The EBSA assists employee benefit plan participants in understanding their rights, responsibilities, and benefits under employee benefit law and intervenes informally on participants’ behalf with the plan sponsor in order to help them obtain health and retirement benefits that may have been inappropriately denied. Such informal intervention can avert the necessity for a formal investigation or a civil action. The EBSA maintains a toll-free telephone number through which inquirers can reach Benefits Advisors in ten Regional Offices. The EBSA has also made a request for assistance form available on its Web site for those wishing to obtain assistance in this manner. This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 57134 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 185 / Wednesday, September 24, 2014 / Notices 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 1210–0146. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2014. 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 May 21, 2014 (79 FR 29208). 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 thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1210–0146. 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–EBSA. Title of Collection: Request for Assistance From the Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. OMB Control Number: 1210–0146. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,500. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 6,500. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 3,250 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: September 17, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–22636 Filed 9–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance of the Trade Act of 1974 (‘‘the Act’’) and are identified in the Appendix to this notice. Upon receipt of these petitions, the Director of the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, has instituted investigations pursuant to Section 221(a) of the Act. The purpose of each of the investigations is to determine whether the workers are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Title II, Chapter 2, of the Act. The investigations will further relate, as appropriate, to the determination of the date on which total or partial separations began or threatened to begin and the subdivision of the firm involved. The petitioners or any other persons showing a substantial interest in the subject matter of the investigations may request a public hearing, provided such request is filed in writing with the Director, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance, at the address shown below, not later than October 6, 2014. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the subject matter of the investigations to the Director, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance, at the address shown below, not later than October 6, 2014. The petitions filed in this case are available for inspection at the Office of the Director, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–5428, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Signed at Washington, DC, this 11th day of September 2014. Michael W. Jaffe, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. Petitions have been filed with the Secretary of Labor under Section 221(a) APPENDIX—5 TAA PETITIONS INSTITUTED BETWEEN 9/2/14 AND 9/5/14 Subject firm (petitioners) Location Heartland Footwear (State/One-Stop) .................................. Avon Products, Inc., Customer Contact Center (Workers) .. ITW Switches (Company) ..................................................... Bimbo Bakeries (State/One-Stop) ........................................ M&D Industries, Inc. (Company) .......................................... Pocahontas, AR .................... Springdale, OH ..................... Buffalo Grove, IL ................... Fresno, CA ............................ Clarendon, PA ....................... TA–W asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 85513 85514 85515 85516 85517 ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ Date of institution [FR Doc. 2014–22694 Filed 9–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Sep 23, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 09/02/14 09/02/14 09/04/14 09/04/14 09/04/14 Date of petition 08/29/14 08/30/14 09/03/14 09/03/14 09/03/14

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Request for Assistance From the Department of 
Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee 
Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) titled, ``Request for Assistance From the 
Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration'' to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for 
continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on 
the ICR are invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before October 24, 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?refnbr=201407-1210-002 (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 by email at 
DOLPRAPUBLIC@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-
EBSA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202-395-5806 (this is not a toll-free 
number); or by email: OIRAsubmission@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., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: 
DOLPRAPUBLIC@dol.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email 
at DOLPRAPUBLIC@dol.gov.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for 
an information collection that provides the public a means to request 
for assistance from the EBSA. The EBSA assists employee benefit plan 
participants in understanding their rights, responsibilities, and 
benefits under employee benefit law and intervenes informally on 
participants' behalf with the plan sponsor in order to help them obtain 
health and retirement benefits that may have been inappropriately 
denied. Such informal intervention can avert the necessity for a formal 
investigation or a civil action. The EBSA maintains a toll-free 
telephone number through which inquirers can reach Benefits Advisors in 
ten Regional Offices. The EBSA has also made a request for assistance 
form available on its Web site for those wishing to obtain assistance 
in this manner.
    This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency 
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection

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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 1210-0146.
    OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) 
years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is 
scheduled to expire on September 30, 2014. 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 May 21, 2014 (79 FR 29208).
    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 thirty (30) days of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1210-0146. 
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-EBSA.
    Title of Collection: Request for Assistance From the Department of 
Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration.
    OMB Control Number: 1210-0146.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,500.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 6,500.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 3,250 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: September 17, 2014.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-22636 Filed 9-23-14; 8:45 am]
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