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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 138 / Monday, July 20, 2015 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —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/or —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. Overview of This Information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection: New Voluntary Collection. 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices Complaint Form. 3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Form EOIR–58. The applicable component within the Department of Justice is the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO), Executive Office for Immigration Review. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals who wish to file a complaint alleging unfair immigration-related employment practices under section 274B of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Other: None. Abstract: Section 274B of the INA prohibits: employment discrimination on the basis of citizenship status or national origin; retaliation or intimidation by an employer against an individual seeking to exercise his or her rights under this section; and ‘‘document abuse’’ or overdocumentation by the employer, which occurs when the employer asks an applicant or employee for more or different documents than required for employment eligibility verification under INA section 274A, with the intent of discriminating against the employee in violation of section 274B. Individuals who believe that they have suffered discrimination in violation of section 274B may file a charge with the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:30 Jul 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 Department of Justice, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC). The OSC then has 120 days to determine whether to file a complaint with OCAHO on behalf of the individual charging party. If the OSC chooses not to file a complaint, the individual may then file his or her own complaint directly with OCAHO. This information collection may be used by an individual to file his or her own complaint with OCAHO. The Form EOIR–58 will elicit, in a uniform manner, all of the required information for OCAHO to assign a section 274B complaint to an Administrative Law Judge for adjudication. 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 22 respondents will complete the form annually; each response will be completed in approximately 30 minutes. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this collection is 11 hours. It is estimated that 22 forms will be received, taking 30 minutes to complete. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: July 15, 2015. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2015–17697 Filed 7–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Trade Adjustment Assistance Program; Designation of Certifying Officers Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice is to designate Certifying Officers to carry out functions under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program under chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2271 et seq.), and the implementing regulations at 29 CFR part 90. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42841 Background: The TAA program operates under the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, to provide assistance to domestic workers adversely affected in their employment by certain types of foreign trade. Workers become eligible for program benefits only if the worker group is certified under the Act as eligible to apply for adjustment assistance. From time to time the agency issues an Order designating or redesignating officials of the agency authorized to act as Certifying Officers, responsible for reviewing and signing adjustment assistance determinations. This also is done when current Certifying Officials retire or leave and/ or when there is a need to designate new Certifying Officials. Employment and Training Order No. 1–15 was issued to revise the listing of officials designated as Certifying Officers, superseding Employment and Training Order No. 1–11 (76 FR 2720, January 14, 2011). The Employment and Training Order No. 1–XX is published below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Norris T. Tyler III, 202–693–3651. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Employment and Training Order No. 1– 15 TO: National and Regional Offices FROM: Portia WU, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training SUBJECT: Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (Trade Act of 1974)— Designation of Certifying Officers 1. Purpose. To designate Certifying Officers to carry out functions under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program under chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2271 et seq.), and the implementing regulations at 29 CFR part 90. 2. Directive Affected. Employment and Training Order No. 1–11 (76 FR 2720, January 14, 2011), which designated Certifying Officers, is cancelled and superseded. 3. Background. Regulations at 29 CFR part 90 vest persons designated as Certifying Officers with the authority and responsibility to make determinations and redeterminations and to issue certifications of eligibility of groups of workers to apply for adjustment assistance under the TAA program. 4. Designation of Officials. By virtue of my authority under Secretary’s Order No. 6–2010, October 20, 2010 (75 FR 66267, October 27, 2010), I designate or redesignate as Certifying Officers for the TAA program: a. Jessica R. Webster, Program Analyst, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 42842 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 138 / Monday, July 20, 2015 / Notices b. Jacquelyn R. Mendelsohn, Program Analyst, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance c. Hope D. Kinglock, Program Analyst, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance d. DelMin A. Chen, Program Analyst, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance e. Norris T. Tyler III, Director, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance The foregoing officials are delegated authority and assigned responsibility, subject to the general direction and control of the Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretaries of the Employment and Training Administration, and the Administrator of the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance or the successor office, to carry out the duties and functions of Certifying Officers under 29 CFR part 90 and any succeeding regulations. 5. Effective Date. This order is effective on date of issuance. This order rescinds ETO 1–11. This Employment and Training Order No. 1–15 was signed by Portia Wu on 7/7/15. Dated: Signed the 7th day of July 2015. Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–17721 Filed 7–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Labor-Management Standards Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Request; Labor Organization and Auxiliary Reports Comment Period Extension Office of Labor-Management Standards, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This document extends the period for comments on the proposal, published on May 20, 2015 (80 FR 29096), to amend the information collection request 1245–0003, particularly the Form LM–2, LM–3, and LM–4 Labor Organization Annual Report instructions, to require filers of such reports to submit the reports electronically, and to modify the hardship exemption process for Form LM–2 filers. The comment period, which was to expire on July 20, 2015, is extended to August 19, 2015. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:30 Jul 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 Written comments on the proposal to amend the information collection request 1245–0003, published on May 20, 2015 (80 FR 29096), must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before August 19, 2015. ADDRESSES: Andrew R. Davis, Chief of the Division of Interpretations and Standards, Office of Labor-Management Standards, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N– 5609, Washington, DC 20210, olmspublic@dol.gov, (202) 693–0123 (this is not a toll-free number), (800) 877–8339 (TTY/TDD). Please use only one method of transmission (mail or submission via www.regulations.gov using RIN: 1245– AA06) to submit comments or to request a copy of this information collection and its supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden. You may also request a copy of this information collection and its supporting documentation by sending an email to olms-public@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of May 20, 2015 (80 FR 29096), the Department sought public comments on the proposal to amend Labor Organization and Auxiliary Reports information collections approved under OMB Control Number 1245–0003, specifically the Form LM–3 and LM–4 instructions, to require mandatory electronic filing of these reports, as well as modify the Form LM– 2 hardship exemption process to correspond with that proposed for the Form LM–3 and LM–4 reports, which would only permit temporary hardship exemption submissions, not continuing. As stated in the notice, the Department believes that reasonable changes must be made to the means by which the forms required under the LaborManagement Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) Title II are filed. The most efficient way to provide meaningful access to this information by interested members of the public is to require that the reports filed by small and mediumsized labor organizations be filed in electronic form. This change will benefit the filers, union members, and the public, as well as the Department. Interested persons were invited to submit comments on or before July 20, 2015, 60 days after the publication of the original notice. A public commenter has requested a 30-day extension of time to submit comments. In response to these requests, the Department has decided to extend the comment period for an additional 30 days. Comments on DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the proposed information collection must be received on or before August 19, 2015. An extension of this duration is appropriate, because it will afford parties a meaningful opportunity to submit comments on the proposal without unduly delaying final action on the proposed regulation. Dated: July 15, 2015. Andrew R. Davis, Chief, Division of Interpretations and Standards, Office of Labor-Management Standards. [FR Doc. 2015–17731 Filed 7–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–86–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES National Endowment for the Arts Arts Advisory Panel Meetings National Endowment for the Arts, National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. ACTION: Notice of meetings. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given that three meetings of the Arts Advisory Panel to the National Council on the Arts will be held by teleconference. DATES: All meetings are Eastern time and ending times are approximate: Literature (review of applications): This meeting will be closed. Date and time: August 4, 2015; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Literature (review of applications): This meeting will be closed. Date and time: August 5, 2015; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Design (review of applications): This meeting will be closed. Date and time: August 24, 2015; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: National Endowment for the Arts, Constitution Center, 400 7th St. SW., Washington, DC 20506. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Further information with reference to these meetings can be obtained from Ms. Kathy Plowitz-Worden, Office of Guidelines & Panel Operations, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC 20506; plowitzk@arts.gov, or call 202/682–5691. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The closed portions of meetings are for the purpose of Panel review, discussion, evaluation, and recommendations on financial assistance under the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, as amended, including information given in SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 138 (Monday, July 20, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42841-42842]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-17721]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Trade Adjustment Assistance Program; Designation of Certifying 
Officers

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice is to designate Certifying Officers to carry out 
functions under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program under 
chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 
2271 et seq.), and the implementing regulations at 29 CFR part 90.
    Background: The TAA program operates under the Trade Act of 1974, 
as amended, to provide assistance to domestic workers adversely 
affected in their employment by certain types of foreign trade. Workers 
become eligible for program benefits only if the worker group is 
certified under the Act as eligible to apply for adjustment assistance. 
From time to time the agency issues an Order designating or 
redesignating officials of the agency authorized to act as Certifying 
Officers, responsible for reviewing and signing adjustment assistance 
determinations. This also is done when current Certifying Officials 
retire or leave and/or when there is a need to designate new Certifying 
Officials. Employment and Training Order No. 1-15 was issued to revise 
the listing of officials designated as Certifying Officers, superseding 
Employment and Training Order No. 1-11 (76 FR 2720, January 14, 2011). 
The Employment and Training Order No. 1-XX is published below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Norris T. Tyler III, 202-693-3651.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Employment and Training Order No. 1-15

TO: National and Regional Offices
FROM: Portia WU, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training
SUBJECT: Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (Trade Act of 1974)--
Designation of Certifying Officers

    1. Purpose. To designate Certifying Officers to carry out functions 
under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program under chapter 2 of 
title II of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2271 et seq.), 
and the implementing regulations at 29 CFR part 90.
    2. Directive Affected. Employment and Training Order No. 1-11 (76 
FR 2720, January 14, 2011), which designated Certifying Officers, is 
cancelled and superseded.
    3. Background. Regulations at 29 CFR part 90 vest persons 
designated as Certifying Officers with the authority and responsibility 
to make determinations and redeterminations and to issue certifications 
of eligibility of groups of workers to apply for adjustment assistance 
under the TAA program.
    4. Designation of Officials. By virtue of my authority under 
Secretary's Order No. 6-2010, October 20, 2010 (75 FR 66267, October 
27, 2010), I designate or redesignate as Certifying Officers for the 
TAA program:
    a. Jessica R. Webster, Program Analyst, Office of Trade Adjustment 
Assistance

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    b. Jacquelyn R. Mendelsohn, Program Analyst, Office of Trade 
Adjustment Assistance
    c. Hope D. Kinglock, Program Analyst, Office of Trade Adjustment 
Assistance
    d. DelMin A. Chen, Program Analyst, Office of Trade Adjustment 
Assistance
    e. Norris T. Tyler III, Director, Office of Trade Adjustment 
Assistance
    The foregoing officials are delegated authority and assigned 
responsibility, subject to the general direction and control of the 
Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretaries of the Employment 
and Training Administration, and the Administrator of the Office of 
Trade Adjustment Assistance or the successor office, to carry out the 
duties and functions of Certifying Officers under 29 CFR part 90 and 
any succeeding regulations.
    5. Effective Date. This order is effective on date of issuance.
    This order rescinds ETO 1-11.
    This Employment and Training Order No. 1-15 was signed by Portia Wu 
on 7/7/15.

    Dated: Signed the 7th day of July 2015.
Portia Wu,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-17721 Filed 7-17-15; 8:45 am]
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