Notice of Instructions for Emergency Relief Grants, 55494-55495 [2016-19801]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 55494 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 161 / Friday, August 19, 2016 / Notices significantly while they are being move. Third, the portable refuge chambers cannot simply be parked on the decline because of their size, they would block assess between the development drift face and the escapeways. To allow for the decline to remain clear, a cutout into the rib must be made to park the refuge chamber. Fourth, the refuge chambers are not available for use while being moved (and air and water are being reconnected), meaning that Kensington risks non-compliance with § 5711010 each time it is attempting to comply with MSHA’s directive to reposition the refuge to remain within 1,000 feet of the face. Taken to its logical conclusion, to ensure compliance, Kensington would be forced to have two refuges in place, and ‘‘leapfrog’’ them during exploration and development. However, the spacing and cost associated with that approach are untenable. Each refuge chamber is roughly 15 feet long, and requires a cutout that is 30 feet deep. The development costs at Kensington are approximately $1500 per foot, meaning that each 30-foot cutout will cost $45,000 to create. Installing air, water and shotcrete will be in addition to the $45,000 figure. Moving the unit will take 2 miners approximately 12 hours, at a labor cost of $1136. In total, the average cost to relocate a portable refuge one time is almost $50,000. Assuming Kensington positioned the refuge at a distance that was 50 percent of the stated requirement, so that relocations were only required every ten days, the resulting 36 relocations per year will cost approximately $1.8 million for the 255 Decline alone. For these reasons, not only does MSHA’s current interpretation of 30 CFR 57.11050 add a new requirement to the standard without undergoing the rulemaking process, the interpretation will result in a diminution of safety to the miners at Kensington Mine. There is no peer-reviewed empirical data to support this additional requirement, and the plain language of 30 CFR 57.11050 does not support the requirement either. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will provide the same or greater measure of safety as would be provided by application of the existing standard. Sheila McConnell, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. 2016–19802 Filed 8–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4520–43–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Aug 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Notice of Instructions for Emergency Relief Grants Legal Services Corporation Notice—Instructions for emergency relief grants. on www.lsc.gov in the ‘‘Our Grant Programs’’ section. Applications should, at minimum, address the following topics. AGENCY: 1. Resources, Needs, and Objectives ACTION: a. A description of the damage sustained by applicant and/or the surge in demand for services as a result of the emergency. b. An estimate, in dollars, of lost property, including records, and equipment. c. The amount of emergency funds requested. d. A brief narrative stating the purpose of the requested funds. e. The grantee’s current annual budget of revenue and expenses including both LSC funds and non-LSC funds. Generally, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has funds available to help meet the special needs of LSC grantees in areas experiencing emergencies recognized through government declarations. This Notice sets forth instructions for current LSC grantees with such needs affecting their offices or parts of their service area who wish to apply for emergency relief funding when such funds are available. This information is also posted to the LSC Web site at www.lsc.gov. DATES: These instructions are effective September 19, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Disaster Grants Coordinator, Office of Program Performance, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K St. NW., Washington, DC 20007, (202) 295–1500, emergencygrants@lsc.gov (preferred contact). SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Emergency Relief Grants Generally, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has funds available to help meet the special needs of LSC grantees in areas experiencing emergencies recognized through government declarations. When funding is available, current LSC grantees are eligible to apply for such emergency funds only if they provide services or have an office located in an area subject to an emergency declaration or similar determination by a government entity or equivalent, at any level, including tribal governments regardless of federal recognition. Such determinations could address disasters, public health emergencies, droughts, or other circumstances warranting emergencyresponse actions and services. This policy supersedes LSC’s prior policy that limited these grants to Federally declared disaster areas. Information regarding this grant program is available at www.lsc.gov in the ‘‘Our Grant Programs’’ section. B. Applications Interested grantees should contact the LSC Office of Program Performance to discuss the application process, standards, and selection criteria. Information about the application forms and method of submission are available Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 a. The anticipated length of time needed to restore operations from emergency status to normal and/or the anticipated length of time of the expected surge in demand. b. The anticipated term of the emergency grant (i.e., proposed beginning and termination dates). c. A description of the project, including criteria to be used for determining successful completion. 3. Budget—A Detailed Budget of Expenses for the Emergency Relief Grant A. Eligibility PO 00000 2. Operational Procedures C. Approval Criteria Given the nature of these emergency situations, LSC will process requests for assistance on a priority basis. The primary emphasis will be on restoring or expanding, as quickly as possible, the program’s capacity to serve eligible clients. D. Accounting and Reporting 1. Accounting for the Grant The grant must be separately reported by natural line item in the grantee’s annual audit(s). This reporting may be done either on the face of the financial statements, or in a schedule attached to the financial statements. The grant will provide additional instructions as needed. 2. Case Service Reporting In times of crisis, the immediate needs of victims supersede the need to adhere to the grantee’s established priorities. Thus, grantees confronted by natural disasters or emergencies generally dispense with the stated priorities to respond to the most pressing needs of their clients. Depending on the extent of the disaster and the impact it has on case activities, the grantee may process a substantial E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 161 / Friday, August 19, 2016 / Notices number of cases outside of its normal priorities, which could significantly alter its case service reporting data. To avoid a distorted picture when disaster cases are reported in the regular CSRs, LSC may require separate case reporting for emergency-related cases that are outside of normal priorities and/or funded with an emergency relief grant. Dated: August 15, 2016. Mark Freedman, Senior Associate General Counsel. 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CONTACT PERSON: Randy Phelps, Staff Associate, Office of Integrative Activities, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, Telephone (703) 292–5049. PURPOSE OF MEETING: To review the Major Research Infrastructure program’s process, including examination of decisions on proposals, reviewer comments, and other relevant materials. AGENDA: September 22–23, 2016; 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Closed). Review and evaluate the Major Research Instrumentation Program and provide assessment of program level technical and managerial matters pertaining to proposal decisions and program operations. REASON FOR CLOSING: The work being reviewed and evaluated includes information of a proprietary or confidential nature, including technical information; and information on personnel. These matters are exempt under 5 U.S.C. 552 b(c), (4) and (6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act. Dated: August 16, 2016. Crystal Robinson, Committee Management Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 161 (Friday, August 19, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55494-55495]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-19801]


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LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION


Notice of Instructions for Emergency Relief Grants

AGENCY: Legal Services Corporation

ACTION: Notice--Instructions for emergency relief grants.

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SUMMARY: Generally, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has funds 
available to help meet the special needs of LSC grantees in areas 
experiencing emergencies recognized through government declarations. 
This Notice sets forth instructions for current LSC grantees with such 
needs affecting their offices or parts of their service area who wish 
to apply for emergency relief funding when such funds are available. 
This information is also posted to the LSC Web site at www.lsc.gov.

DATES: These instructions are effective September 19, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Disaster Grants Coordinator, Office of 
Program Performance, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K St. NW., 
Washington, DC 20007, (202) 295-1500, emergencygrants@lsc.gov 
(preferred contact).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Emergency Relief Grants

A. Eligibility

    Generally, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has funds available 
to help meet the special needs of LSC grantees in areas experiencing 
emergencies recognized through government declarations. When funding is 
available, current LSC grantees are eligible to apply for such 
emergency funds only if they provide services or have an office located 
in an area subject to an emergency declaration or similar determination 
by a government entity or equivalent, at any level, including tribal 
governments regardless of federal recognition. Such determinations 
could address disasters, public health emergencies, droughts, or other 
circumstances warranting emergency-response actions and services. This 
policy supersedes LSC's prior policy that limited these grants to 
Federally declared disaster areas. Information regarding this grant 
program is available at www.lsc.gov in the ``Our Grant Programs'' 
section.

B. Applications

    Interested grantees should contact the LSC Office of Program 
Performance to discuss the application process, standards, and 
selection criteria. Information about the application forms and method 
of submission are available on www.lsc.gov in the ``Our Grant 
Programs'' section. Applications should, at minimum, address the 
following topics.
1. Resources, Needs, and Objectives
    a. A description of the damage sustained by applicant and/or the 
surge in demand for services as a result of the emergency.
    b. An estimate, in dollars, of lost property, including records, 
and equipment.
    c. The amount of emergency funds requested.
    d. A brief narrative stating the purpose of the requested funds.
    e. The grantee's current annual budget of revenue and expenses 
including both LSC funds and non-LSC funds.
2. Operational Procedures
    a. The anticipated length of time needed to restore operations from 
emergency status to normal and/or the anticipated length of time of the 
expected surge in demand.
    b. The anticipated term of the emergency grant (i.e., proposed 
beginning and termination dates).
    c. A description of the project, including criteria to be used for 
determining successful completion.
3. Budget--A Detailed Budget of Expenses for the Emergency Relief Grant

C. Approval Criteria

    Given the nature of these emergency situations, LSC will process 
requests for assistance on a priority basis. The primary emphasis will 
be on restoring or expanding, as quickly as possible, the program's 
capacity to serve eligible clients.

D. Accounting and Reporting

1. Accounting for the Grant
    The grant must be separately reported by natural line item in the 
grantee's annual audit(s). This reporting may be done either on the 
face of the financial statements, or in a schedule attached to the 
financial statements. The grant will provide additional instructions as 
needed.
2. Case Service Reporting
    In times of crisis, the immediate needs of victims supersede the 
need to adhere to the grantee's established priorities. Thus, grantees 
confronted by natural disasters or emergencies generally dispense with 
the stated priorities to respond to the most pressing needs of their 
clients. Depending on the extent of the disaster and the impact it has 
on case activities, the grantee may process a substantial

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number of cases outside of its normal priorities, which could 
significantly alter its case service reporting data. To avoid a 
distorted picture when disaster cases are reported in the regular CSRs, 
LSC may require separate case reporting for emergency-related cases 
that are outside of normal priorities and/or funded with an emergency 
relief grant.

    Dated: August 15, 2016.
Mark Freedman,
Senior Associate General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2016-19801 Filed 8-18-16; 8:45 am]
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