Notice of Intent To Renew the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) Charter, 1969-1970 [2015-00470]

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Public Interest Determination is no single organization or group with the broad representation of labor, The parties have complied with the employers, and the public available to requirements of the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 U.S.C. consider the complexities and 16, including making copies available to relationship of apprenticeship activities to other training efforts or to provide the public of this Final Judgment, the advice on such matters to the Secretary. Competitive Impact Statement, and any comments thereon and the United It is particularly important to have such States’ responses to comments. Based considerations at this time in light of the upon the record before the Court, which current national interest in includes the Competitive Impact apprenticeship and the Department of Statement and any comments and Labor’s goal to double the number of response to comments filed with the apprentices across the country, in the Court, entry of this Final Judgment is in next five years by expanding into a the public interest. variety of non-traditional industries. Date: llllllllllllllllll The ACA’s insight and recommendations on the best ways to Court approval subject to procedures of grow apprenticeship to meet the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 emerging skill needs of employers is U.S.C. 16. lllllllllllllllllllll critical. For these reasons, the Secretary of Labor has determined that the United States District Judge renewal of a national advisory [FR Doc. 2015–00466 Filed 1–13–15; 8:45 am] committee on apprenticeship is BILLING CODE 4410–11–P necessary and in the public interest. The ACA Charter is being renewed to provide advice and recommendations to DEPARTMENT OF LABOR the Secretary on the following: (1) The development and implementation of Employment and Training policies, legislation and regulations Administration affecting the National Registered Notice of Intent To Renew the Advisory Apprenticeship system; (2) strategies that can expand the use of the Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) Registered Apprenticeship model in Charter non-traditional industries such as, but AGENCY: Employment and Training not limited to, Transportation/Logistics, Administration (ETA), Labor. Healthcare, Energy, Advanced ACTION: Notice. Manufacturing, and Information Technology and Communications; (3) SUMMARY: The Secretary of Labor has ways to more effectively partner with determined that the renewal of the the public workforce system and Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship educational institutions and is necessary and in the public interest. communities to leverage Registered The Department of Labor intends to Apprenticeship as a valued postrenew the ACA Charter with revisions. secondary credential; including policies The revisions are not intended to related to the Registered Apprenticeship change the purpose or the Committee’s College Consortium; (4) the original intent. The revisions are a development of career pathways that routine updating of the Charter to can lead to good jobs for everyone and ensure closer alignment with the sustained employment for new and Department’s current apprenticeship incumbent workers, youth, Veterans, expansion goals. women, minorities and other underFOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The utilized and disadvantaged populations; Designated Federal Official, Mr. John V. and (5) efforts to improve performance, Ladd, Administrator, Office of quality and oversight, and utilization of Apprenticeship, Employment and the National Registered Apprenticeship Training Administration, U.S. system. The current ACA Charter will Department of Labor, 200 Constitution expire on January 15, 2017. The ACA’s Avenue NW., Room N–5311, Charter is required to be renewed every Washington, DC 20210, Telephone: two years. Since the Charter was last (202) 693–2796 (this is not a toll-free renewed in January 2013, it has been number). revised in three sections to ensure SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Registered alignment with departmental priorities. The following three sections have been Apprenticeship is a unique public PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 1970 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 9 / Wednesday, January 14, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Summary of the Changes mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES updated (1) Objectives and Scope of Activities; (2) Estimated Annual Operating Cost and Staff Years; and (3) Membership and Designation. [Docket No. OSHA–2011–0186] 1. Objectives and Scope of Activities—The objectives and scope section of the ACA Charter outlines the areas of focus where the ACA will provide advice and recommendations. The current ACA Charter states that the ACA will advise on strategies to expand apprenticeship into the Manufacturing, Energy, and the Healthcare industries. The proposed ACA Charter is being updated to reflect the industries currently being targeted for expansion and now includes Transportation/ Logistics, Healthcare, Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, and Information Technology and Communications industries. 2. Estimated Annual Operating Cost and Staff Years—The operating costs in the proposed Charter are being increased to account for increases in travel costs, resulting from an increase in the number of ACA members from outside of the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Further cost have been updated to more accurately account for the decrease in contractor support and the subsequent increase in federal staff time utilized to support the ACA, as well as, the participation of its ex-officio federal members. 3. Membership and Designation— Given the apprenticeship expansion efforts, the ACA representatives will be balanced in terms of (1) points of view, (2) sectors (employers, labor and public), and (3) industries targeted for expansion. Therefore, the range of voting members is being increased from 24–27 members to 27–30 members to provide the flexibility to ensure balance is maintained and all the necessary stakeholder groups are represented. In addition, the current ACA Charter states that the ACA may consult with industry experts and others as appropriate. The proposed ACA Charter includes language to affirm that the ACA will consult with industry experts, and further clarifies that they will specifically consult with experts from the industries that are being targeted for apprenticeship expansion. Inorganic Arsenic Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–00470 Filed 1–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FR–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:56 Jan 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 Occupational Safety and Health Administration Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Inorganic Arsenic Standard (29 CFR part 1910.1018). DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by March 16, 2015. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: When using this method, you must submit your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2011–0186, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N–2625, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor’s and Docket Office’s normal business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA docket number (OSHA–2011–0186) for the Information Collection Request (ICR). All comments, including any personal information you provide, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further information on submitting comments see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal Register notice) are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through the Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You also may contact Theda Kenney at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3609, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2222. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information collection requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA’s estimate of the information collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of the OSH Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also requires that OSHA obtain such information with minimum burden upon employers, especially those operating small businesses, and to reduce to the maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657). The information collection requirements in the Inorganic Arsenic Standard provide protection for workers from the adverse health effects associated with exposure to inorganic arsenic. The Inorganic Arsenic Standard requires employers to: Monitor workers’ exposure to inorganic arsenic and notify workers of exposure-monitoring results; notify anyone who cleans protective clothing or equipment of inorganic arsenic exposure; develop, update and E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 9 (Wednesday, January 14, 2015)]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-00470]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice of Intent To Renew the Advisory Committee on 
Apprenticeship (ACA) Charter

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Labor has determined that the renewal of the 
Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship is necessary and in the public 
interest. The Department of Labor intends to renew the ACA Charter with 
revisions. The revisions are not intended to change the purpose or the 
Committee's original intent. The revisions are a routine updating of 
the Charter to ensure closer alignment with the Department's current 
apprenticeship expansion goals.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Designated Federal Official, Mr. 
John V. Ladd, Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship, Employment and 
Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Room N-5311, Washington, DC 20210, Telephone: (202) 693-
2796 (this is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Registered Apprenticeship is a unique public 
private partnership that is highly dependent on the engagement and 
involvement of its stakeholders and partners for its ongoing 
operational effectiveness. Apart from the ACA, there is no single 
organization or group with the broad representation of labor, 
employers, and the public available to consider the complexities and 
relationship of apprenticeship activities to other training efforts or 
to provide advice on such matters to the Secretary. It is particularly 
important to have such considerations at this time in light of the 
current national interest in apprenticeship and the Department of 
Labor's goal to double the number of apprentices across the country, in 
the next five years by expanding into a variety of non-traditional 
industries. The ACA's insight and recommendations on the best ways to 
grow apprenticeship to meet the emerging skill needs of employers is 
critical. For these reasons, the Secretary of Labor has determined that 
the renewal of a national advisory committee on apprenticeship is 
necessary and in the public interest. The ACA Charter is being renewed 
to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on the 
following: (1) The development and implementation of policies, 
legislation and regulations affecting the National Registered 
Apprenticeship system; (2) strategies that can expand the use of the 
Registered Apprenticeship model in non-traditional industries such as, 
but not limited to, Transportation/Logistics, Healthcare, Energy, 
Advanced Manufacturing, and Information Technology and Communications; 
(3) ways to more effectively partner with the public workforce system 
and educational institutions and communities to leverage Registered 
Apprenticeship as a valued post-secondary credential; including 
policies related to the Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium; 
(4) the development of career pathways that can lead to good jobs for 
everyone and sustained employment for new and incumbent workers, youth, 
Veterans, women, minorities and other under-utilized and disadvantaged 
populations; and (5) efforts to improve performance, quality and 
oversight, and utilization of the National Registered Apprenticeship 
system. The current ACA Charter will expire on January 15, 2017. The 
ACA's Charter is required to be renewed every two years. Since the 
Charter was last renewed in January 2013, it has been revised in three 
sections to ensure alignment with departmental priorities. The 
following three sections have been

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updated (1) Objectives and Scope of Activities; (2) Estimated Annual 
Operating Cost and Staff Years; and (3) Membership and Designation.

Summary of the Changes

    1. Objectives and Scope of Activities--The objectives and scope 
section of the ACA Charter outlines the areas of focus where the ACA 
will provide advice and recommendations. The current ACA Charter states 
that the ACA will advise on strategies to expand apprenticeship into 
the Manufacturing, Energy, and the Healthcare industries. The proposed 
ACA Charter is being updated to reflect the industries currently being 
targeted for expansion and now includes Transportation/Logistics, 
Healthcare, Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, and Information Technology 
and Communications industries.
    2. Estimated Annual Operating Cost and Staff Years--The operating 
costs in the proposed Charter are being increased to account for 
increases in travel costs, resulting from an increase in the number of 
ACA members from outside of the Washington, DC metropolitan area. 
Further cost have been updated to more accurately account for the 
decrease in contractor support and the subsequent increase in federal 
staff time utilized to support the ACA, as well as, the participation 
of its ex-officio federal members.
    3. Membership and Designation--Given the apprenticeship expansion 
efforts, the ACA representatives will be balanced in terms of (1) 
points of view, (2) sectors (employers, labor and public), and (3) 
industries targeted for expansion. Therefore, the range of voting 
members is being increased from 24-27 members to 27-30 members to 
provide the flexibility to ensure balance is maintained and all the 
necessary stakeholder groups are represented. In addition, the current 
ACA Charter states that the ACA may consult with industry experts and 
others as appropriate. The proposed ACA Charter includes language to 
affirm that the ACA will consult with industry experts, and further 
clarifies that they will specifically consult with experts from the 
industries that are being targeted for apprenticeship expansion.

Portia Wu,
Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-00470 Filed 1-13-15; 8:45 am]
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