Notice of Decisions on States' Applications for Relief From Tax Credit Eductions Provided Under Section 3302 of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Applicable in 2014, 71449-71450 [2014-28328]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 2, 2014 / Notices than an isolated incident; and whether recent and credible efforts are being made to address forced or indentured child labor in a particular country or industry (66 FR 5351). This notice constitutes the initial determination to revise the EO List issued July 23, 2013. Based on recent, credible and appropriately corroborated information from various sources, DOL preliminarily concludes that there is a reasonable basis to believe that the following product, identified by the country of origin, might have been mined, produced, or manufactured by forced or indentured child labor: Product Country Carpets ............................................. India. rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DOL invites public comment on whether this product (and/or other products, regardless of whether they are mentioned in this Notice) should be included in or removed from the revised EO List. To the extent possible, comments provided should address the criteria for inclusion of a product on the EO List contained in the Procedural Guidelines discussed above. A bibliography providing the preliminary basis for adding this good to the EO List are available on the Internet at http://www.dol.gov/ilab/reports/ child-labor/list-of-products/. Following receipt and consideration of comments on the addition to the EO List set out above, DOL, in consultation and cooperation with the Departments of State and Homeland Security, will issue a final determination in the Federal Register.The three Departments intend to continue to revise the EO List periodically to add and/or remove products as warranted by the receipt of new and credible information. II. Background On June 12, 1999 President Clinton signed EO 13126, which was published in the Federal Register on June 16, 1999 (64 FR 32383). EO 13126 declared that it was ‘‘the policy of the United States Government . . . that executive agencies shall take appropriate actions to enforce the laws prohibiting the manufacture or importation of goods, wares, articles, and merchandise mined, produced or manufactured wholly or in part by forced or indentured child labor.’’ Pursuant to EO 13126, and following public notice and comment, DOL published in the January 18, 2001 Federal Register the first EO List of products, along with their respective countries of origin, that DOL, in consultation and cooperation with the VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:30 Dec 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 Departments of State and Treasury (whose relevant responsibilities are now within the Department of Homeland Security), had a reasonable basis to believe might have been mined, produced or manufactured with forced or indentured child labor (66 FR 5353). The Procedural Guidelines provide that the EO List may be revised through consideration of submissions by individuals and on DOL’s own initiative. When proposing a revision to the EO List, DOL must publish in the Federal Register a notice of initial determination, which includes any proposed alteration to the EO List. DOL will consider all public comments prior to the publication of a final determination of a revised EO List, which is made in consultation and cooperation with the Departments of State and Homeland Security. On January 18, 2001, pursuant to Section 3 of EO 13126, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council published a final rule to implement specific provisions of EO 13126 that requires, among other things, that federal contractors who supply products that appear on the EO List certify to the contracting officer that the contractor, or, in the case of an incorporated contractor, a responsible official of the contractor, has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any product furnished under the contract and that, on the basis of those efforts, the contractor is unaware of any such use of forced or indentured child labor. See 48 CFR Subpart 22.15. On September 11, 2009, DOL published an initial determination in the Federal Register proposing to revise the EO List to include 29 products from 21 countries. The Notice requested public comments for a period of 90 days. Public comments were received and reviewed by all relevant agencies and a final determination was issued on July 20, 2010. Following the same process, the EO List was revised again in 2011, 2012, and 2013. The most recent EO List, finalized on July 23, 2013, includes 34 products from 26 countries. The current EO List and the Procedural Guidelines can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.dol.gov/ ilab/reports/child-labor/list-of-products/ or can be obtained from: OCFT, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Room S–5317, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–4843; fax (202) 693–4830. PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71449 III. Definitions Under Section 6(c) of EO 13126: ‘‘Forced or indentured child labor’’ means all work or service— (1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or (2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties. Signed at Washington, DC, this 14th day of November 2014. Carol Pier, Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–27624 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–28–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Decisions on States’ Applications for Relief From Tax Credit Eductions Provided Under Section 3302 of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Applicable in 2014 Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Sections 3302(c)(2)(A) and 3302(d)(3) of the FUTA provide that employers in a State that has an outstanding balance of advances under Title XII of the Social Security Act at the beginning of January 1 of two or more consecutive years are subject to a reduction in credits otherwise available against the FUTA tax for the calendar year in which the most recent such January 1 occurs, if a balance of advances remains at the beginning of November 10 of that year. Further, section 3302(c)(2)(C) of FUTA provides for an additional credit reduction for a year if a State has outstanding advances on five or more consecutive January firsts and has a balance at the beginning of November 10 for such years. Section 3302(c)(2)(C) also provides for waiver of this additional credit reduction and substitution of the credit reduction provided in section 3302(c)(2)(B) if a state meets certain conditions. The States of California, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virgin Islands, and Wisconsin applied for a waiver of the 2014 additional credit reduction under section 3302(c)(2)(C) of FUTA and it has been determined that each of these SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 71450 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 2, 2014 / Notices States met all of the criteria of that section necessary to qualify for the waiver of the additional credit reduction. Further, the additional credit reduction of section 3302(c)(2)(B) is zero for these States for 2014. Therefore, employers in these States will have no additional credit reduction applied for calendar year 2014. In addition, Missouri, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin did not have balance of advances at the beginning of November 10, 2014. Therefore, employers in those States will have no reduction in FUTA offset credit for calendar year 2014. Section 3302(g) of FUTA provides that a State may avoid any reduction in credit for a year by meeting certain criteria. South Carolina applied for avoidance of the 2014 credit reduction under this section. It has been determined that South Carolina met all of the criteria of section 3302(g) and thus qualifies for credit reduction avoidance. Therefore, South Carolina employers will have no reduction in FUTA credit for calendar year 2014. Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2014–28328 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2014–0245] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of pending NRC action to submit an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget and solicitation of public comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 20, ‘‘Standards for Protection Against Radiation.’’ 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150–0014. rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:30 Dec 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 3. How often the collection is required: Annually for most reports and at license termination for reports dealing with decommissioning. 4. Who is required or asked to report: NRC licensees and Agreement State licensees, including those requesting license terminations. Types of licensees include civilian commercial, industrial, academic, and medical users of nuclear materials. Licenses are issued for, among other things, the possession, use, processing, handling, and importing and exporting of nuclear materials, and for the operation of nuclear reactors. 5. The number of annual respondents: 21,018 (3,003 NRC licensees and 18,015 Agreement State licensees). 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 640,776 hours (91,545 hours for NRC licensees and 549,231 hours for Agreement State licensees). 7. Abstract: 10 CFR part 20 establishes standards for protection against ionizing radiation resulting from activities conducted under licenses issued by the NRC and by Agreement States. These standards require the establishment of radiation protection programs, maintenance of radiation protection programs, maintenance of radiation records recording of radiation received by workers, reporting of incidents which could cause exposure to radiation, submittal of an annual report to NRC and to Agreement States of the results of individual monitoring, and submittal of license termination information. These mandatory requirements are needed to protect occupationally exposed individuals from undue risks of excessive exposure to ionizing radiation and to protect the health and safety of the public. Submit, by February 2, 2015, comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the burden estimate accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? The public may examine and purchase copies of the publiclyavailable documents, including the draft supporting statement, at the NRC’s Public Document Room, Room O–1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the NRC’s Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/ public-involve/doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC’s home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be made available for public inspection. Because your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against including any information in your submission that you do not want to be publicly disclosed. Comments submitted should reference Docket No. NRC–2014–0245. You may submit your comments by any of the following methods. Electronic comments go to http:// www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC–2014–0245. Mail comments to NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T–5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T–5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, by telephone at 301– 415–6258, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 25th day of November, 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Tremaine Donnell, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 231 (Tuesday, December 2, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-28328]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice of Decisions on States' Applications for Relief From Tax 
Credit Eductions Provided Under Section 3302 of the Federal 
Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Applicable in 2014

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Sections 3302(c)(2)(A) and 3302(d)(3) of the FUTA provide that 
employers in a State that has an outstanding balance of advances under 
Title XII of the Social Security Act at the beginning of January 1 of 
two or more consecutive years are subject to a reduction in credits 
otherwise available against the FUTA tax for the calendar year in which 
the most recent such January 1 occurs, if a balance of advances remains 
at the beginning of November 10 of that year. Further, section 
3302(c)(2)(C) of FUTA provides for an additional credit reduction for a 
year if a State has outstanding advances on five or more consecutive 
January firsts and has a balance at the beginning of November 10 for 
such years. Section 3302(c)(2)(C) also provides for waiver of this 
additional credit reduction and substitution of the credit reduction 
provided in section 3302(c)(2)(B) if a state meets certain conditions.
    The States of California, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, 
North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virgin Islands, and 
Wisconsin applied for a waiver of the 2014 additional credit reduction 
under section 3302(c)(2)(C) of FUTA and it has been determined that 
each of these

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States met all of the criteria of that section necessary to qualify for 
the waiver of the additional credit reduction. Further, the additional 
credit reduction of section 3302(c)(2)(B) is zero for these States for 
2014. Therefore, employers in these States will have no additional 
credit reduction applied for calendar year 2014. In addition, Missouri, 
Rhode Island, and Wisconsin did not have balance of advances at the 
beginning of November 10, 2014. Therefore, employers in those States 
will have no reduction in FUTA offset credit for calendar year 2014.
    Section 3302(g) of FUTA provides that a State may avoid any 
reduction in credit for a year by meeting certain criteria. South 
Carolina applied for avoidance of the 2014 credit reduction under this 
section. It has been determined that South Carolina met all of the 
criteria of section 3302(g) and thus qualifies for credit reduction 
avoidance. Therefore, South Carolina employers will have no reduction 
in FUTA credit for calendar year 2014.

Portia Wu,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 2014-28328 Filed 12-1-14; 8:45 am]
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