Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC), 75159-75160 [2016-26047]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 209 / Friday, October 28, 2016 / Notices The Pension Protection Act (PPA), Public Law 109–280, amended ERISA section 404(c) by adding subparagraph (c)(5)(A). The new subparagraph says that a participant in an individual account plan who fails to make investment elections regarding his or her account assets will nevertheless be treated as having exercised control over those assets so long as the plan provides appropriate notice (as specified) and invests the assets ‘‘in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary [of Labor].’’ Section 404(c)(5)(A) further requires the Department of Labor (Department) to issue corresponding final regulations within six months after enactment of the PPA. The PPA was signed into law on August 17, 2006. The Department of Labor issued a final regulation under ERISA section 404(c)(5)(A) offering guidance on the types of investment vehicles that plans may choose as their ‘‘qualified default investment alternative’’(QDIA). The regulation also outlines two information collections. First, it implements the statutory requirement that plans provide annual notices to participants and beneficiaries whose account assets could be invested in a QDIA. Second, the regulation requires plans to pass certain pertinent materials they receive relating to a QDIA to those participants and beneficiaries with assets invested in the QDIA as well to provide certain information on request. The ICRs are approved under OMB Control Number 1210–0132, which is scheduled to expire on February 28, 2017. Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. Title: PTE 96–62, Process for Expedited Approval of an Exemption for Prohibited Transaction. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1210–0098. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Respondents: 25. Responses: 11,250. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 200. Estimated Total Burden Cost (Operating and Maintenance): $40,000. Description: Section 408(a) of ERISA provides that the Secretary of Labor may grant exemptions from the prohibited transaction provisions of sections 406 and 407(a) of ERISA, and directs the Secretary to establish an exemption procedure with respect to such provisions. On July 31, 1996, the Department published PTE 96–62, which, pursuant to the exemption procedure set forth in 29 CFR 2570, subpart B, permits a plan to seek VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Oct 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 approval on an accelerated basis of otherwise prohibited transactions. A PTE will only be granted on the conditions that the plan demonstrate to the Department that the transaction is substantially similar to those described in at least two prior individual exemptions granted by the Department and that it presents little, if any, opportunity for abuse or risk of loss to a plan’s participants and beneficiaries. This ICR is intended to provide the Department with sufficient information to support a finding that the exemption meets the statutory standards of section 408(a) of ERISA, and to provide affected parties with the opportunity to comment on the proposed transaction, while at the same time reducing the regulatory burden associated with processing individual exemptions for transactions prohibited under ERISA. The ICR was approved by OMB under OMB Control Number 1210–0098 and is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2017. Focus of Comments The Department is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the collections of information are 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 collections of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • 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., by permitting electronic submissions of responses. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the ICRs for OMB approval of the extension of the information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Phyllis C. Borzi, Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2016–26046 Filed 10–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75159 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC) Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 308 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) (Pub. L. 113–128), which amends section 15 of the WagnerPeyser Act of 1933 (29 U.S.C. 491–2), notice is hereby given that the WIAC meet on November 16 and 17, 2016. The meeting will take place at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Janet Norwood Training and Conference Center in Washington, DC. The WIAC was established in accordance with provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. App.) and will act in accordance with the applicable provisions of FACA and its implementing regulation at 41 CFR 102–3. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Public statements and requests for special accommodations or to address the Advisory Council must be received by November 9, 2016. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the BLS Janet Norwood Training and Conference Center, Rooms 9 and 10, in the Postal Square Building at 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE., Washington, DC 20212. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Rietzke, Chief, Division of National Programs, Tools, and Technical Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room C–4510, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202–693–3912. Mr. Rietzke is the Designated Federal Officer for the WIAC. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The WIAC is an important component of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The WIAC is a Federal Advisory Committee of workforce and labor market information experts representing a broad range of national, State, and local data and information users and producers. The purpose of the WIAC is to provide recommendations to the Secretary of Labor, working jointly through the Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training and the Commissioner of Labor Statistics, to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 75160 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 209 / Friday, October 28, 2016 / Notices address: (1) The evaluation and improvement of the nationwide workforce and labor market information (WLMI) system and statewide systems that comprise the nationwide system; and (2) how the Department and the States will cooperate in the management of those systems. These systems include programs to produce employmentrelated statistics and State and local workforce and labor market information. The Department of Labor anticipates the WIAC will accomplish its objectives by: (1) Studying workforce and labor market information issues; (2) seeking and sharing information on innovative approaches, new technologies, and data to inform employment, skills training, and workforce and economic development decision making and policy; and (3) advising the Secretary on how the workforce and labor market information system can best support workforce development, planning, and program development. Additional information is available at www.doleta.gov/wioa/wiac/. Purpose: The WIAC is currently in the process of identifying and reviewing issues and aspects of the WLMI system and statewide systems that comprise the nationwide system and how the Department and the States will cooperate in the management of those systems. As part of this process, the Advisory Council meets to gather information and to engage in deliberative and planning activities to facilitate the development and provision of its recommendations to the Secretary in a timely manner. Agenda: Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on November 16, 2016, the Advisory Council will briefly review the minutes of the previous meeting held July 13 and 14, 2016. The Advisory Council will then hear briefings from members on the current WLMI systems and its customers, and begin to discuss where and how improvements can be made to the existing WLMI system. The meeting will end for the day at 4:30 p.m. The meeting will resume at 9:00 a.m. on November 17, 2016. The second day will continue the previous day’s discussions, with the goal of outlining the next steps for drafting recommendations for making improvements to the WLMI systems. The Advisory Council will open the floor for public comment at 1:00 p.m. on November 17, 2016. However, the precise schedule of events is subject to change and an up-to-date agenda will be available on WIAC’s Web page (see URL below) prior to the meeting. The second day will conclude with a discussion of next steps, including action items and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Oct 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 planning for the next meeting of the Advisory Council. The meeting will adjourn at 4:30 p.m. The full agenda for the meeting, and changes or updates to the agenda, will be posted on the WIAC’s Web page, www.doleta.gov/wioa/wiac/. Attending the meeting: BLS is located in the Postal Square Building, the building that also houses the U.S. Postal Museum, at 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE., Washington, DC. You must have a picture ID to be admitted to the BLS offices at Postal Square Building, and you must enter through the Visitors’ Entrance. The BLS Visitors’ Entrance is on First Street, NE., mid-block, across from Union Station. Members of the public who require reasonable accommodations to attend the meeting may submit requests for accommodations by mailing them to the person and address indicated in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by the date indicated in the DATES section or transmitting them as email attachments in PDF format to the email address indicated in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section with the subject line ‘‘November WIAC Meeting Accommodations’’ by the date indicated in the DATES section. Please include a specific description of the accommodations requested and phone number or email address where you may be contacted if additional information is needed to meet your request. Public statements: Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit written statements may do so by mailing them to the person and address indicated in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by the date indicated in the DATES section or transmitting them as email attachments in PDF format to the email address indicated in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section with the subject line ‘‘November WIAC Meeting Public Statements’’ by the date indicated in the DATES section. Submitters may include their name and contact information in a cover letter for mailed statements or in the body of the email for statements transmitted electronically. Relevant statements received before the date indicated in the DATES section will be included in the record of the meeting. No deletions, modifications, or redactions will be made to statements received, as they are public records. Please do not include personally identifiable information (PII) in your public statement. Requests to Address the Advisory Council: Members of the public or representatives of organizations wishing to address the Advisory Council should PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 forward their requests to the contact indicated in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, or contact the same by phone, by the date indicated in the DATES section. Oral presentations will be limited to 10 minutes, time permitting, and shall proceed at the discretion of the Council chair. Individuals with disabilities, or others, who need special accommodations, should indicate their needs along with their request. Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–26047 Filed 10–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation; Proposed Revision of Existing Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506 (c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Regulations Governing the Administration of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LS–200, LS–201, LS–203, LS–204, LS– 262, LS–267, LS–271, LS–274, and LS– 513). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this Notice. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before December 27, 2016. DATES: E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 209 (Friday, October 28, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC)

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 308 of the Workforce Innovation and 
Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) (Pub. L. 113-128), which amends section 
15 of the Wagner-Peyser Act of 1933 (29 U.S.C. 491-2), notice is hereby 
given that the WIAC meet on November 16 and 17, 2016. The meeting will 
take place at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Janet Norwood 
Training and Conference Center in Washington, DC. The WIAC was 
established in accordance with provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. App.) and will act in 
accordance with the applicable provisions of FACA and its implementing 
regulation at 41 CFR 102-3. The meeting will be open to the public.

DATES: The meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 16 and 
Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Public 
statements and requests for special accommodations or to address the 
Advisory Council must be received by November 9, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the BLS Janet Norwood Training 
and Conference Center, Rooms 9 and 10, in the Postal Square Building at 
2 Massachusetts Ave. NE., Washington, DC 20212.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Rietzke, Chief, Division of 
National Programs, Tools, and Technical Assistance, Employment and 
Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room C-4510, 200 
Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202-693-3912. 
Mr. Rietzke is the Designated Federal Officer for the WIAC.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The WIAC is an important component of the Workforce 
Innovation and Opportunity Act. The WIAC is a Federal Advisory 
Committee of workforce and labor market information experts 
representing a broad range of national, State, and local data and 
information users and producers. The purpose of the WIAC is to provide 
recommendations to the Secretary of Labor, working jointly through the 
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training and the Commissioner of 
Labor Statistics, to

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address: (1) The evaluation and improvement of the nationwide workforce 
and labor market information (WLMI) system and statewide systems that 
comprise the nationwide system; and (2) how the Department and the 
States will cooperate in the management of those systems. These systems 
include programs to produce employment- related statistics and State 
and local workforce and labor market information.
    The Department of Labor anticipates the WIAC will accomplish its 
objectives by: (1) Studying workforce and labor market information 
issues; (2) seeking and sharing information on innovative approaches, 
new technologies, and data to inform employment, skills training, and 
workforce and economic development decision making and policy; and (3) 
advising the Secretary on how the workforce and labor market 
information system can best support workforce development, planning, 
and program development. Additional information is available at 
www.doleta.gov/wioa/wiac/.
    Purpose: The WIAC is currently in the process of identifying and 
reviewing issues and aspects of the WLMI system and statewide systems 
that comprise the nationwide system and how the Department and the 
States will cooperate in the management of those systems. As part of 
this process, the Advisory Council meets to gather information and to 
engage in deliberative and planning activities to facilitate the 
development and provision of its recommendations to the Secretary in a 
timely manner.
    Agenda: Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on November 16, 2016, the Advisory 
Council will briefly review the minutes of the previous meeting held 
July 13 and 14, 2016. The Advisory Council will then hear briefings 
from members on the current WLMI systems and its customers, and begin 
to discuss where and how improvements can be made to the existing WLMI 
system. The meeting will end for the day at 4:30 p.m.
    The meeting will resume at 9:00 a.m. on November 17, 2016. The 
second day will continue the previous day's discussions, with the goal 
of outlining the next steps for drafting recommendations for making 
improvements to the WLMI systems. The Advisory Council will open the 
floor for public comment at 1:00 p.m. on November 17, 2016. However, 
the precise schedule of events is subject to change and an up-to-date 
agenda will be available on WIAC's Web page (see URL below) prior to 
the meeting. The second day will conclude with a discussion of next 
steps, including action items and planning for the next meeting of the 
Advisory Council.
    The meeting will adjourn at 4:30 p.m.
    The full agenda for the meeting, and changes or updates to the 
agenda, will be posted on the WIAC's Web page, www.doleta.gov/wioa/wiac/.
    Attending the meeting: BLS is located in the Postal Square 
Building, the building that also houses the U.S. Postal Museum, at 2 
Massachusetts Ave. NE., Washington, DC. You must have a picture ID to 
be admitted to the BLS offices at Postal Square Building, and you must 
enter through the Visitors' Entrance. The BLS Visitors' Entrance is on 
First Street, NE., mid-block, across from Union Station. Members of the 
public who require reasonable accommodations to attend the meeting may 
submit requests for accommodations by mailing them to the person and 
address indicated in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by the 
date indicated in the DATES section or transmitting them as email 
attachments in PDF format to the email address indicated in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section with the subject line ``November 
WIAC Meeting Accommodations'' by the date indicated in the DATES 
section. Please include a specific description of the accommodations 
requested and phone number or email address where you may be contacted 
if additional information is needed to meet your request.
    Public statements: Organizations or members of the public wishing 
to submit written statements may do so by mailing them to the person 
and address indicated in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by 
the date indicated in the DATES section or transmitting them as email 
attachments in PDF format to the email address indicated in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section with the subject line ``November 
WIAC Meeting Public Statements'' by the date indicated in the DATES 
section. Submitters may include their name and contact information in a 
cover letter for mailed statements or in the body of the email for 
statements transmitted electronically. Relevant statements received 
before the date indicated in the DATES section will be included in the 
record of the meeting. No deletions, modifications, or redactions will 
be made to statements received, as they are public records. Please do 
not include personally identifiable information (PII) in your public 
statement.
    Requests to Address the Advisory Council: Members of the public or 
representatives of organizations wishing to address the Advisory 
Council should forward their requests to the contact indicated in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, or contact the same by phone, 
by the date indicated in the DATES section. Oral presentations will be 
limited to 10 minutes, time permitting, and shall proceed at the 
discretion of the Council chair. Individuals with disabilities, or 
others, who need special accommodations, should indicate their needs 
along with their request.

Portia Wu,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-26047 Filed 10-27-16; 8:45 am]
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