187th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, 36157-36158 [2017-16361]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 148 / Thursday, August 3, 2017 / Notices (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Members of the public and private-sector with a nexus to critical infrastructure protection interested in being a member of the FBI’s National InfraGard Program. Personal information is collected by the FBI for vetting and background information to obtain membership to the Program and access to its secure portal. InfraGard is a two-way information sharing exchange between the FBI and members of the public and private sector focused on intrusion and vulnerabilities affecting 16 critical infrastructures. Members are provided access to law enforcement sensitive analytical products pertaining to their area of expertise. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: InfraGard has approximately 50,000 members and receives approximately 7,200 new applications for membership per year. The average response time for reading and responding to the membership application and profile is estimated to be 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 3,600 hours. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. imposition of civil penalties for violations of Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act in connection with three of Harcros’ chemical manufacturing, repacking, blending, storage, and distribution facilities located in Shreveport, Louisana, Kansas City, Kansas, and Bessemer, Alabama. The proposed Consent Decree concerns those facilities and twenty-six additional Harcros facilities located in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The Consent Decree requires Harcros to audit its facilities for compliance with Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act and to correct any discovered violations of these requirements. The Consent Decree also requires Harcros to pay a cash civil penalty of $950,000 for the violations alleged in the complaint, as well as for violations of Section 112(r) expected to be uncovered at other facilities. The Consent Decree also requires Harcros to perform a Supplemental Environmental Project to enhance its fire-prevention capability at eight of its facilities. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States v. Harcros Chemicals Inc., D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–2–1–11461. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: Dated: July 31, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. To submit comments: Send them to: [FR Doc. 2017–16365 Filed 8–2–17; 8:45 am] By email ....... pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. BILLING CODE 4410–02–P By mail ......... DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act On July 31, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the District of Kansas in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Harcros Chemicals Inc., Civil Action No. 2: 17–cv–2432. The United States, on behalf of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, filed a complaint against Harcros Chemicals Inc. (‘‘Harcros’’) seeking injunctive relief and the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Aug 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: https:// www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of the Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ— ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $19.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36157 States Treasury. For a paper copy without the exhibits and signature pages, the cost is $10.75. Susan M. Akers, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2017–16369 Filed 8–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration 187th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans Pursuant to the authority contained in Section 512 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1142, the 187th meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will be held on August 22–24, 2017. The three-day meeting will take place at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210 in Room N3437–C. The meeting will run from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. on August 22– 23, with a one hour break for lunch each day, and from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on August 24. The purpose of the open meeting is for Advisory Council members to hear testimony from invited witnesses and to receive an update from the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). The EBSA update is scheduled for the morning of August 24, subject to change. The Advisory Council will study the following topics: (1) Reducing the Burden and Increasing the Effectiveness of Mandated Disclosures with respect to Employment-Based Health Benefit Plans in the Private Sector, and (2) Mandated Disclosure for Retirement Plans— Enhancing Effectiveness for Participants and Sponsors. The Council will hear testimony on both topics on August 22 and 23. It will continue with discussions of its topics on August 24. Descriptions of these topics are available on the Advisory Council page of the EBSA Web site, at https:// www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa/about-ebsa/ about-us/erisa-advisory-council. Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written statement may do so by submitting 35 copies on or before August 15, 2017, to Larry Good, Executive Secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, Suite N–5623, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 36158 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 148 / Thursday, August 3, 2017 / Notices Statements also may be submitted as email attachments in word processing or pdf format transmitted to good.larry@ dol.gov. It is requested that statements not be included in the body of the email. Statements deemed relevant by the Advisory Council and received on or before August 15 will be included in the record of the meeting and made available through the EBSA Public Disclosure Room, along with witness statements. Do not include any personally identifiable information (such as name, address, or other contact information) or confidential business information that you do not want publicly disclosed. Written statements submitted by invited witnesses will be posted on the Advisory Council page of the EBSA Web site, without change, and can be retrieved by most Internet search engines. Individuals or representatives of organizations wishing to address the Advisory Council should forward their requests to the Executive Secretary or telephone (202) 693–8668. Oral presentations will be limited to 10 minutes, time permitting, but an extended statement may be submitted for the record. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact the Executive Secretary by August 15. Signed at Washington, DC, this 28th day of July, 2017. Timothy D. Hauser, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Operations, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–16361 Filed 8–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for Form ETA–9035, Labor Condition Application for Nonimmigrant Workers (OMB Control Number 1205–0310), Revision of a Currently Approved Collection Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (DOL or Department), as part of its effort to streamline information collection, clarify statutory and regulatory requirements, and provide greater transparency and oversight in the H–1B, H–1B1, and E–3 nonimmigrant visa application processes, conducts a preclearance consultation program to mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Aug 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 provide the 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. This program helps 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, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the extension of the approval for the information collection, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1205–0310, containing Form ETA–9035—Labor Condition Application for Nonimmigrant Workers; Form ETA– 9035E—Labor Condition Application for Nonimmigrants Workers (electronic version); Form ETA–9035CP—General Instructions for the 9035 & 9035E; Wage and Hour Division (WHD) Form WH– 4—Nonimmigrant Worker Information Form; and other H–1B related information collection and retention requirements, which expire May 31, 2018. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice. The Form ETA–9035/9035E must be used by employers seeking to employ a foreign worker in a specialty occupation or as a fashion model of distinguished merit and ability under the H–1B, H– 1B1, and E–3 nonimmigrant visa classifications. The Form ETA–9035/ 9035E must be certified by the DOL before the Department of Homeland Security’s United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may approve a petition authorizing admission of a foreign worker under the visa classification. The Form WH–4 is used to request that DOL’s Wage and Hour Division initiate an investigation related to alleged violations of H–1B, H– 1B1 and E–3 program requirements. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before October 2, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to William W. Thompson II, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Box# 12–200, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–513–7350 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877–889–5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: 202–513–7395. Email: ETA.OFLC.Forms@dol.gov subject line: ETA–9035. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The information collection is required by sections 212(n) and (t) and 214(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1182(n) and (t), and 1184(c)). The Department and the Department of Homeland Security have promulgated regulations to implement the INA. Specifically for this collection, 20 CFR 655 Subparts H and I, and 8 CFR 214.2(h)(4) are applicable. The INA mandates that no alien may enter the United States (U.S.) to perform work in a specialty occupation or as a fashion model unless the U.S. employer makes certain attestations to the Secretary of Labor (Secretary). Those attestations include that the working conditions for the alien will not adversely affect the working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers; that the employer will offer a wage that is at least the higher of the prevailing wage for the occupational classification in the area of employment or the actual wage paid by the employer to all other individuals with similar experience and qualifications for the specific employment in question; that there is no strike or lockout in the course of a labor dispute in the occupational classification at the place of employment; and that the employer has provided notice of the filing of the LCA. In addition, further attestations are generally required for H–1B dependent employers and willful violators. The current ICR expires May 31, 2018. The Department is seeking revisions to the Form 9035/9035E and Form 9035CP Instructions in order to streamline parts of the current information collection to assist the regulated community with form completion; provide greater clarity of existing employer obligations under the programs; and promote greater program transparency by collecting additional information on the employment of temporary nonimmigrant workers by U.S. employers. The Department is also seeking revisions to the Form WH–4 in order to provide the form in a LIVECYCLE document to improve accessibility and compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended by the E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 148 (Thursday, August 3, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36157-36158]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-16361]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employee Benefits Security Administration


187th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and 
Pension Benefit Plans

    Pursuant to the authority contained in Section 512 of the Employee 
Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1142, the 
187th meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension 
Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will be held 
on August 22-24, 2017.
    The three-day meeting will take place at the U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210 in Room N3437-
C. The meeting will run from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. on 
August 22-23, with a one hour break for lunch each day, and from 9:00 
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on August 24. The purpose of the open meeting is for 
Advisory Council members to hear testimony from invited witnesses and 
to receive an update from the Employee Benefits Security Administration 
(EBSA). The EBSA update is scheduled for the morning of August 24, 
subject to change.
    The Advisory Council will study the following topics: (1) Reducing 
the Burden and Increasing the Effectiveness of Mandated Disclosures 
with respect to Employment-Based Health Benefit Plans in the Private 
Sector, and (2) Mandated Disclosure for Retirement Plans--Enhancing 
Effectiveness for Participants and Sponsors. The Council will hear 
testimony on both topics on August 22 and 23. It will continue with 
discussions of its topics on August 24. Descriptions of these topics 
are available on the Advisory Council page of the EBSA Web site, at 
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa/about-ebsa/about-us/erisa-advisory-council.
    Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written 
statement may do so by submitting 35 copies on or before August 15, 
2017, to Larry Good, Executive Secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Suite N-5623, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210.

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Statements also may be submitted as email attachments in word 
processing or pdf format transmitted to good.larry@dol.gov. It is 
requested that statements not be included in the body of the email. 
Statements deemed relevant by the Advisory Council and received on or 
before August 15 will be included in the record of the meeting and made 
available through the EBSA Public Disclosure Room, along with witness 
statements. Do not include any personally identifiable information 
(such as name, address, or other contact information) or confidential 
business information that you do not want publicly disclosed. Written 
statements submitted by invited witnesses will be posted on the 
Advisory Council page of the EBSA Web site, without change, and can be 
retrieved by most Internet search engines.
    Individuals or representatives of organizations wishing to address 
the Advisory Council should forward their requests to the Executive 
Secretary or telephone (202) 693-8668. Oral presentations will be 
limited to 10 minutes, time permitting, but an extended statement may 
be submitted for the record. Individuals with disabilities who need 
special accommodations should contact the Executive Secretary by August 
15.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 28th day of July, 2017.
Timothy D. Hauser,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Operations, Employee Benefits 
Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-16361 Filed 8-2-17; 8:45 am]
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