Notice of Intent To Renew the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) Charter, 91952-91953 [2016-30486]

Download as PDF 91952 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 243 / Monday, December 19, 2016 / Notices Collection of Data From FY 2016 and the First Two Quarters of FY 2017 To collect data from FY 2016 and the 1st and 2nd Quarters of FY 2017, DOJ will send an Open Source Summary to States, which will contain all reportable deaths identified though the open source review as occurring during that timeframe and that did not occur in or under the jurisdiction of jails, prisons, or other correctional facilities. DOJ will send the Open Source Summary by May 31, 2017. DOJ will request States to submit Incident Reports for each of the identified deaths by November 30, 2017. Reportable deaths that occurred in jails, prisons, or other correctional facilities during 2016 and 2017 will be captured through BJS’ existing jails and prisons collections. DOJ will not be making any compliance determinations or assessing penalties on States based on States’ reporting of FY 2016 or FY 2017 data. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Publicly Available Information To advance DCRA’s aims of transparency and evidence-based policy development, DOJ will release certain information to the public each fiscal year, including the State plans, the number of deaths reported for each agency and facility, and data on the circumstances surrounding those deaths. The information released would otherwise be subject to public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. The release will be consistent with Department policies and any applicable federal laws, including federal privacy laws, and will not contain personally identifiable information. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: For purposes of this burden calculation, it is estimated that for each fiscal year there will be a total of 1900 reportable deaths by 1,060 LEAs, 1,053 reportable deaths by 600 jails, and 3,483 reportable deaths by prisons. For FY 2016, the total projected respondent burden is 2,124.00 hours. For States to review and complete the Open Source Summary (DCR–2) at 4.00 hours per Summary and to complete the corresponding Incident Reports (DCR– 1A) at 0.25 hours per Report, the total estimated burden is 475.00 hours. For LEAs, the estimated burden to assist States in completing Incident Reports is 0.75 hours per Report for a total of 1,425.00 hours. For FY 2017, the total projected respondent burden is 14,172 hours. States will need an estimated 4.00 hours to complete each Quarterly Summary for a total of 2,240.00 hours, 0.25 hours VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:55 Dec 16, 2016 Jkt 241001 to complete each corresponding Incident Reports (DCR–1A) for a total of 475.00 hours, and 4.00 hours for the Open Source Summaries (DCR–2) for a total of 224.00 hours. Additionally, States must develop the State Data Collection Plan in FY2017 to meet the October 1, 2017, deadline. The estimated burden is 160.00 hours for a total of 8,960.00 hours. For LEAs in FY 2017, the estimated burden to assist States in completing the Quarterly Summaries is 0.40 hours per Report for a total of 848.00 hours, and a total of 1,425.00 hours, at 0.75 hours for each corresponding Incident Report. For FY2018, the total projected respondent burden is 14,428.49 hours. The increase over FY 2017 is due to requiring reportable deaths from jails and prisons in addition to arrest-related deaths but is offset by the need for each State to devote approximately significantly less time—approximately 8.00 hours, for a total of 448.00 hours— to update instead of develop its State Data Collection Plan. Additionally, based on the same per report estimates described for FY 2017, the projected aggregate burden for States is 4,480.00 hours to complete the Quarterly Summaries (DCR–1), 1,713.49 hours to complete the corresponding Incident Reports (DCR–1A and DCR–1B), and 224.00 hours to complete the Open Source Summaries (DCR–2). For LEAs in FY 2018, the estimated burden to assist States in completing the Quarterly Summaries is a total of 1,696.00 hours, while the total to assist States in completing Incident Reports remains 1,425.00 hours. The estimated burden for jails is a total of 960.00 hours to assist States in completing the Quarterly Summaries and 789.75 hours in completing Incident Reports. Finally, the estimated burden for prisons to assist States in completing the Quarterly Summaries is a total of 80.00 hours, and a total of 2,612.25 hours to assist States in completing Incident Reports. 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: December 13, 2016. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2016–30396 Filed 12–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Intent To Renew the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) Charter Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 Officer, Mr. Daniel Villao, Deputy Administrator for National Office Policy, Office of Apprenticeship, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room C–5321, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 243 / Monday, December 19, 2016 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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, Hospitality, Financial Services, Transportation/Logistics, Healthcare, Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, and Information Technology and Communications; (3) ways to more effectively partner with the public workforce system, workforce intermediaries, International apprenticeship partners, and educational institutions and communities to leverage Registered Apprenticeship as a valued postsecondary credential; including policies related to the Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium; (4) priorities and strategic investments to help in the development of career pathways that can generate access for everyone and sustained employment for new and incumbent workers, youth, Veterans, women, minorities and other underutilized 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 14, 2017. The ACA’s Charter is required to be renewed every two years. Since the Charter was last renewed in January 2015, it has been revised in four sections to ensure alignment with departmental priorities. The following four sections have been updated (1) Objectives and Scope of Activities; (2) Designated Federal Officer; and (3) Representation under the Membership and Designation; and (4) Recordkeeping. 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. ETA is expanding and engaging with non-traditional apprenticeship partners, such as workforce intermediaries, and international partners. ETA also seeks to have ongoing engagement and feedback from the ACA on the impact of funding investments being made under the ApprenticeshipUSA initiative. The current ACA Charter states that the ACA will advise on ways to more effectively partner with the public workforce system, educational institutions and communities to leverage Registered Apprenticeship as a valued postsecondary credential. The proposed VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:55 Dec 16, 2016 Jkt 241001 ACA Charter is being updated to reflect ETA’s efforts to expand its partnerships to include workforce intermediaries, and interested partners from the international apprenticeship community. The proposed Charter is further updated to include the need for the ACA provide advice and recommendations on the impact of priorities and strategic investments being made under ApprenticeshipUSA. 2. Designated Federal Officer: The Designated Federal Officer (DFO) section of the Charter is being updated to reflect leadership changes within ETA and subsequent shift of the DFO responsibilities from the Administrator of the Office of Apprenticeship to the Deputy Administrator for National Office Policy from the Office of Apprenticeship. 3. Representation: The Representation section of the Charter is being updated to better align the ACA membership with the ACA’s focus on Registered Apprenticeship. NAGLO does not focus solely on Registered Apprenticeship matters. The Representation section of the Charter is being further updated to streamline the number of ex-officio members from Federal agencies represented on the ACA. The current Charter reflects ex-officio membership for five Federal agencies: The U.S. Departments of (1) Commerce, (2) Education, (3) Energy, (4) Health and Human Services, and (5) Labor. A major part of ETA’s apprenticeship expansion focuses on expanding Registered Apprenticeship as a premiere workforce development strategy among businesses, workforce development entities, postsecondary institutions, Career and Technical Education and other educational institutions. The proposed Charter is being updated to streamline the number of Federal agencies represented on the ACA to the Departments of Commerce, Education, and Labor. ETA will continue to engage with other Federal agencies as appropriate. 4. Recordkeeping: The Recordkeeping section of the Charter is being updated to reflect changes to the General Records Schedule for advisory committees. The current Charter states that the records of the ACA shall be handled in accordance with the General Records Schedule 26, item 2 and the approved records disposition schedule for the Employment and Training Administration. The proposed Charter is being updated to reflect changes in the General Records Schedule for advisory committees; records of the ACA will be handled in accordance with General Records Schedule 6.2, Federal Advisory Committee Records, and the approved PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 91953 records disposition schedule for the Employment and Training Administration. Signed at Washington, DC. Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–30486 Filed 12–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FR–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Welding, Cutting, and Brazing Standard ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Welding, Cutting, and Brazing Standard’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before January 18, 2017. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201611-1218-008 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–OSHA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202– 395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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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 Officer, Mr. 
Daniel Villao, Deputy Administrator for National Office Policy, Office 
of Apprenticeship, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room C-5321, 
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

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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, 
Hospitality, Financial Services, Transportation/Logistics, Healthcare, 
Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, and Information Technology and 
Communications; (3) ways to more effectively partner with the public 
workforce system, workforce intermediaries, International 
apprenticeship partners, 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) priorities and strategic investments to help in 
the development of career pathways that can generate access 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 14, 2017. The 
ACA's Charter is required to be renewed every two years. Since the 
Charter was last renewed in January 2015, it has been revised in four 
sections to ensure alignment with departmental priorities. The 
following four sections have been updated (1) Objectives and Scope of 
Activities; (2) Designated Federal Officer; and (3) Representation 
under the Membership and Designation; and (4) Recordkeeping.

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. ETA is expanding and engaging 
with non-traditional apprenticeship partners, such as workforce 
intermediaries, and international partners. ETA also seeks to have 
ongoing engagement and feedback from the ACA on the impact of funding 
investments being made under the ApprenticeshipUSA initiative. The 
current ACA Charter states that the ACA will advise on ways to more 
effectively partner with the public workforce system, educational 
institutions and communities to leverage Registered Apprenticeship as a 
valued post-secondary credential. The proposed ACA Charter is being 
updated to reflect ETA's efforts to expand its partnerships to include 
workforce intermediaries, and interested partners from the 
international apprenticeship community. The proposed Charter is further 
updated to include the need for the ACA provide advice and 
recommendations on the impact of priorities and strategic investments 
being made under ApprenticeshipUSA.
    2. Designated Federal Officer: The Designated Federal Officer (DFO) 
section of the Charter is being updated to reflect leadership changes 
within ETA and subsequent shift of the DFO responsibilities from the 
Administrator of the Office of Apprenticeship to the Deputy 
Administrator for National Office Policy from the Office of 
Apprenticeship.
    3. Representation: The Representation section of the Charter is 
being updated to better align the ACA membership with the ACA's focus 
on Registered Apprenticeship. NAGLO does not focus solely on Registered 
Apprenticeship matters. The Representation section of the Charter is 
being further updated to streamline the number of ex-officio members 
from Federal agencies represented on the ACA. The current Charter 
reflects ex-officio membership for five Federal agencies: The U.S. 
Departments of (1) Commerce, (2) Education, (3) Energy, (4) Health and 
Human Services, and (5) Labor. A major part of ETA's apprenticeship 
expansion focuses on expanding Registered Apprenticeship as a premiere 
workforce development strategy among businesses, workforce development 
entities, post-secondary institutions, Career and Technical Education 
and other educational institutions. The proposed Charter is being 
updated to streamline the number of Federal agencies represented on the 
ACA to the Departments of Commerce, Education, and Labor. ETA will 
continue to engage with other Federal agencies as appropriate.
    4. Recordkeeping: The Recordkeeping section of the Charter is being 
updated to reflect changes to the General Records Schedule for advisory 
committees. The current Charter states that the records of the ACA 
shall be handled in accordance with the General Records Schedule 26, 
item 2 and the approved records disposition schedule for the Employment 
and Training Administration. The proposed Charter is being updated to 
reflect changes in the General Records Schedule for advisory 
committees; records of the ACA will be handled in accordance with 
General Records Schedule 6.2, Federal Advisory Committee Records, and 
the approved records disposition schedule for the Employment and 
Training Administration.

    Signed at Washington, DC.
Portia Wu,
Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-30486 Filed 12-16-16; 8:45 am]
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