Notice of Availability of Calendar Year 2016 Competitive Grant Funds for the Veterans Pro Bono Program, 44398-44399 [2015-18309]

Download as PDF 44398 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 143 / Monday, July 27, 2015 / Notices healthcare provider (Q 17); and the date and time of last hyperbaric exposure for this CAW. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In addition to completing the OSHA 301 Incident Report form and OSHA 300 Log of Work Related Injuries and Illnesses, Traylor would have to maintain records of: 1. The date, times (e.g., began compression, time spent compressing, time performing intervention, time spent decompressing), and pressure for each hyperbaric intervention. 2. The name of each individual worker exposed to hyperbaric pressure and the decompression protocols and results for each worker. 3. The total number of interventions and the amount of hyperbaric work time at each pressure. 4. The post-intervention physical assessment of each individual CAW for signs and symptoms of decompression illness, barotrauma, nitrogen narcosis, oxygen toxicity or other health effects associated with work in compressed air or mixed gasses for each hyperbaric intervention. K. Notifications 1. To assist OSHA in administering the conditions specified herein, Traylor would have to: a. Notify the OTPCA and the nearest affected Area Office of any recordable injury, illness, in-patient hospitalization, amputation, loss of an eye, or fatality (by submitting the completed OSHA 301 Incident Report form 28) resulting from exposure of an employee to hyperbaric conditions including those that do not require recompression treatment (e.g., nitrogen narcosis, oxygen toxicity, barotrauma), but still meet the recordable injury or illness criteria (of 29 CFR 1904). The notification would have to be made within 8 hours of the incident, or after becoming aware of a recordable injury or illness, and a copy of the incident investigation (OSHA 301) would have to be provided within 24 hours of the incident, or after becoming aware of a recordable injury or illness. In addition to the information required by the OSHA 301, the incident-investigation report would have to include a rootcause determination, and the preventive and corrective actions identified and implemented. b. Provide certification within 15 days of the incident that it informed affected workers of the incident and the results of the incident investigation (including the root-cause determination and preventive and corrective actions identified and implemented). 28 See footnote 8. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:58 Jul 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 c. Notify the OTPCA and the nearest affected Area Office within 15 working days and in writing, of any change in the compressed-air operations that affects Traylor’s ability to comply with the proposed conditions specified herein. d. Upon completion of each hyperbaric tunnel project, evaluate the effectiveness of the decompression tables used throughout the project, and provide a written report of this evaluation to the OTPCA and the neared affected Area Office. Note: The evaluation report would have to contain summaries of: (1) the number, dates, durations, and pressures of the hyperbaric interventions completed; (2) decompression protocols implemented (including composition of gas mixtures (air, oxygen, nitrox, and trimix), and the results achieved; (3) the total number of interventions and the number of hyperbaric incidents (decompression illnesses and/or health effects associated with hyperbaric interventions as recorded on OSHA 301 and 300 forms, and relevant medical diagnoses and treating physicians’ opinions); and (4) root-causes, and preventive and corrective actions identified and implemented. e. To assist OSHA in administering the proposed conditions specified herein, inform the OTPCA and the nearest affected Area Office as soon as possible after it has knowledge that it will: i. Cease to do business; ii. Change the location and address of the main office for managing the tunneling operations specified by the project-specific HOM; or iii. Transfer the operations specified herein to a successor company. f. Notify all affected employees of this interim order/proposed permanent variance by the same means required to inform them of its application for a variance. 2. OSHA would have to approve the transfer of the proposed permanent variance to a successor company. Authority and Signature David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, authorized the preparation of this notice. Accordingly, the Agency is issuing this notice pursuant to Section 29 U.S.C. 655(6)(d), Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012), and 29 CFR 1905.11. PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Signed at Washington, DC, on July 22, 2015. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2015–18319 Filed 7–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Notice of Availability of Calendar Year 2016 Competitive Grant Funds for the Veterans Pro Bono Program Legal Services Corporation. Solicitation of proposals for the provision of pro bono legal services to veterans. AGENCY: ACTION: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) provides grants of federally-appropriated funds for civil legal services to low-income individuals and families. Pursuant to Public Law 102–229, LSC administers the process of awarding grant funds for the Veterans Pro Bono Program for the purpose of furnishing effective, efficient and high quality pro bono legal services to eligible veterans appearing before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Court). LSC hereby announces the availability of competitive grant funds for the Veterans Pro Bono Program for calendar year 2016 and solicits grant proposals from interested parties. The exact amount of available funds and the date, terms, and conditions of their availability for calendar year 2016 will be determined through the congressional appropriations process for FY 2016. For the past three years, Congress has appropriated approximately $2.5 million each year. DATES: The deadline to submit a Notice of Intent to Compete is Friday, August 28, 2015, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Notices must be submitted by email to veteransprobono@lsc.gov. ADDRESSES: Office of Program Performance, Veterans Pro Bono Program Competition, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW., Third Floor, Washington, DC 20007–3522. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about the application process, please contact Meredith Horton, Office of Program Performance, by email at veteransprobono@lsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Funds for the Veterans Pro Bono Program are authorized by and subject to Public Law 102–229, title I, ch. II, 105 Stat. 1701, 1710, as incorporated by reference in subsequent appropriations for the United States Court of Appeals for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 143 / Monday, July 27, 2015 / Notices Veterans Claims (Court). That law requires the Court to provide the funds to LSC to award grants or contracts for the provision of ‘‘legal or other assistance, without charge, to veterans and other persons who are unable to afford the cost of legal representation in connection with decisions’’ of, or other proceedings in, the Court. Public Law 102–229 requires this assistance to be provided through ‘‘a program that furnishes case screening and referral, training and education for attorney and related personnel, and encouragement and facilitation of pro bono representation by members of the bar and law school clinical and other appropriate programs, such as veterans service organizations, and through defraying expenses incurred in providing representation to such persons. . . .’’ LSC seeks proposals from: (1) Nonprofit organizations that have as a purpose the provision of free legal assistance to low-income individuals or the provision of free services to veterans; or (2) private attorneys or law firms that seek to establish such a nonprofit for these purposes. Applicants must file a Notice of Intent to Compete (NIC) with LSC to participate in the competitive grants process. The NIC must include the following information: (1) Organization name; (2) organization type (e.g., non-profit or law firm); (3) name and title of primary contact; (4) primary contact mailing address, phone number, and email address; (5) names and brief description of relevant experience of principals and key staff; (6) names and brief description of relevant experience of current governing board; and (7) if the non-profit organization has not yet been established, names and brief description of relevant experience of prospective members of a governing board. ‘‘Relevant experience’’ includes experience with: (a) Veterans benefits law; (b) recruiting, training, supervising, and assigning cases to volunteer attorneys; (c) practice before the Court or supervision of attorneys practicing before the Court; (d) reviewing and evaluating veterans benefits cases; (e) outreach and education for veterans and dependents regarding veterans benefits rights and procedures. The NIC must not exceed seven (7) single-spaced pages and must be submitted as a single PDF document. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:58 Jul 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 The NIC must be submitted by email to veteransprobono@lsc.gov. The submission deadline is Friday, August 28, 2015, at 5 p.m. EDT. The Request for Proposals, containing the grant application, guidelines, proposal content requirements and specific selection criteria, will be available the week of September 14, 2015, at www.lsc.gov under ‘‘Meetings & Events.’’ For more information about the current grantee, The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program, please visit www.vetsprobono.org. Dated: July 22, 2015. Stefanie K. Davis, Assistant General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2015–18309 Filed 7–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Agricultural Worker Population Data for Basic Field—Migrant Grants Legal Services Corporation. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) provides special population grants to effectively and efficiently fund civil legal aid services to address the legal needs of agricultural workers and their dependents through grants entitled ‘‘Basic Field—Migrant.’’ The funding for these grants is based on data regarding the eligible client population to be served. LSC has obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor new data regarding this population that are more current than the data LSC has been using and that better reflect the population to be served. On February 3, 2015, LSC sought comments on the use of that data for grants beginning in January 2016 and related issues. Based on the comments received, LSC will not use the data for 2016 grants. LSC will make public additional information underlying the new data, contract with the Department of Labor for assistance addressing issues raised in the comments, consider development of revised data, and seek public comment on any revised data and a revised implementation plan. Implementation would begin January 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Freedman, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K St. NW., Washington, DC 20007; 202–295–1623 (phone); 202–337–6519 (fax); mfreedman@lsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Legal Services Corporation (‘‘LSC’’ or SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44399 ‘‘Corporation’’) was established through the LSC Act ‘‘for the purpose of providing financial support for legal assistance in noncriminal matters or proceedings to persons financially unable to afford such assistance.’’ 42 U.S.C. 2996b(a). LSC performs this function primarily through distributing funding appropriated by Congress to independent civil legal aid programs that provide legal services to lowincome persons throughout the United States and its possessions and territories. 42 U.S.C. 2996e(a)(1)(A). LSC designates geographic service areas and structures grants to support services to the entire eligible population in a service area or to a specified subpopulation of eligible clients. 45 CFR 1634.2(c) and (d), 1634.3(b). LSC awards these grants through a competitive process. 45 CFR part 1634. Congress has mandated that LSC ‘‘insure that grants and contracts are made so as to provide the most economical and effective delivery of legal assistance to persons in both urban and rural areas.’’ 42 U.S.C. 2996f(a)(3). Throughout the United States and U.S. territories, LSC provides Basic Field—General grants to support legal services for eligible clients. LSC provides funding for those grants on a per-capita basis using the poverty population as determined by the U.S. Census Bureau every three years. Sec. 501(a), Public Law 104–134, 110 Stat. 1321, 1321–50, as amended by Public Law 113–6, div. B, title IV, 127 Stat. 198, 268 (LSC funding formula adopted in 1996, incorporated by reference in LSC’s appropriations thereafter, and amended in 2013). Since its establishment in 1974, LSC has also provided subpopulation grants to support legal services for the needs of agricultural workers through Basic Field—Migrant grants under the authority of the LSC Act to structure grants for the most economic and effective delivery of legal assistance. 42 U.S.C. 2996f(a)(3). Congress amended the LSC Act in 1977 to require that LSC conduct a study of the special legal needs of various subpopulations, including migrant or seasonal farm workers, and develop and implement appropriate means of addressing those needs. 42 U.S.C. 2996f(h). LSC’s study, issued in 1979, concluded that specialized legal expertise and knowledge were needed to address the distinctive ‘‘unmet special legal problems’’ that migrant and seasonal farmworkers shared because of their status as farmworkers. Legal Services Corporation, Special Legal Problems and Problems of Access to Legal E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1

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LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION


Notice of Availability of Calendar Year 2016 Competitive Grant 
Funds for the Veterans Pro Bono Program

AGENCY: Legal Services Corporation.

ACTION: Solicitation of proposals for the provision of pro bono legal 
services to veterans.

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SUMMARY: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) provides grants of 
federally-appropriated funds for civil legal services to low-income 
individuals and families.
    Pursuant to Public Law 102-229, LSC administers the process of 
awarding grant funds for the Veterans Pro Bono Program for the purpose 
of furnishing effective, efficient and high quality pro bono legal 
services to eligible veterans appearing before the United States Court 
of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Court). LSC hereby announces the 
availability of competitive grant funds for the Veterans Pro Bono 
Program for calendar year 2016 and solicits grant proposals from 
interested parties. The exact amount of available funds and the date, 
terms, and conditions of their availability for calendar year 2016 will 
be determined through the congressional appropriations process for FY 
2016. For the past three years, Congress has appropriated approximately 
$2.5 million each year.

DATES: The deadline to submit a Notice of Intent to Compete is Friday, 
August 28, 2015, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Notices must be submitted by 
email to veteransprobono@lsc.gov.

ADDRESSES: Office of Program Performance, Veterans Pro Bono Program 
Competition, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW., Third 
Floor, Washington, DC 20007-3522.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about the application 
process, please contact Meredith Horton, Office of Program Performance, 
by email at veteransprobono@lsc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Funds for the Veterans Pro Bono Program are 
authorized by and subject to Public Law 102-229, title I, ch. II, 105 
Stat. 1701, 1710, as incorporated by reference in subsequent 
appropriations for the United States Court of Appeals for

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Veterans Claims (Court). That law requires the Court to provide the 
funds to LSC to award grants or contracts for the provision of ``legal 
or other assistance, without charge, to veterans and other persons who 
are unable to afford the cost of legal representation in connection 
with decisions'' of, or other proceedings in, the Court.
    Public Law 102-229 requires this assistance to be provided through 
``a program that furnishes case screening and referral, training and 
education for attorney and related personnel, and encouragement and 
facilitation of pro bono representation by members of the bar and law 
school clinical and other appropriate programs, such as veterans 
service organizations, and through defraying expenses incurred in 
providing representation to such persons. . . .''
    LSC seeks proposals from: (1) Non-profit organizations that have as 
a purpose the provision of free legal assistance to low-income 
individuals or the provision of free services to veterans; or (2) 
private attorneys or law firms that seek to establish such a non-profit 
for these purposes.
    Applicants must file a Notice of Intent to Compete (NIC) with LSC 
to participate in the competitive grants process. The NIC must include 
the following information:
    (1) Organization name;
    (2) organization type (e.g., non-profit or law firm);
    (3) name and title of primary contact;
    (4) primary contact mailing address, phone number, and email 
address;
    (5) names and brief description of relevant experience of 
principals and key staff;
    (6) names and brief description of relevant experience of current 
governing board; and
    (7) if the non-profit organization has not yet been established, 
names and brief description of relevant experience of prospective 
members of a governing board.
    ``Relevant experience'' includes experience with:
    (a) Veterans benefits law;
    (b) recruiting, training, supervising, and assigning cases to 
volunteer attorneys;
    (c) practice before the Court or supervision of attorneys 
practicing before the Court;
    (d) reviewing and evaluating veterans benefits cases;
    (e) outreach and education for veterans and dependents regarding 
veterans benefits rights and procedures.
    The NIC must not exceed seven (7) single-spaced pages and must be 
submitted as a single PDF document. The NIC must be submitted by email 
to veteransprobono@lsc.gov.
    The submission deadline is Friday, August 28, 2015, at 5 p.m. EDT.
    The Request for Proposals, containing the grant application, 
guidelines, proposal content requirements and specific selection 
criteria, will be available the week of September 14, 2015, at 
www.lsc.gov under ``Meetings & Events.''
    For more information about the current grantee, The Veterans 
Consortium Pro Bono Program, please visit www.vetsprobono.org.

     Dated: July 22, 2015.
Stefanie K. Davis,
Assistant General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2015-18309 Filed 7-24-15; 8:45 am]
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