Notice of a Public Meeting of the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, 7495-7496 [2018-03535]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 21, 2018 / Notices to renew existing registrations. The below table presents information regarding the number of respondents, responses and associated burden hours. Number of annual respondents DEA DEA DEA DEA Form Form Form Form 7495 Average time per response hours hours hours hours Total annual hours 363 (paper) ................................................. 363 (online) ................................................ 363a (paper) ............................................... 363a (online) .............................................. 15 223 51 1,437 0.30 0.13 0.22 0.10 (18 minutes) ............................................... (8 minutes) ................................................. (13 minutes) ............................................... (6 minutes) ................................................. 5 30 11 144 Total ....................................................................... 1,726 ....................................................................................... 189 Figures are rounded. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the proposed collection: The DEA estimates that this collection takes 189 annual burden hours. If additional information is required please 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, Suite 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: February 15, 2018. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2018–03513 Filed 2–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of a Public Meeting of the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and its implementing regulations, notice is hereby given to announce the third public meeting of the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The Task Force is a FACA committee established by Presidential Executive Order that is charged with identifying strategies and proposals to promote and expand apprenticeships, especially in sectors where apprenticeship programs are insufficient. The Task Force is solely advisory in nature, and will consider reports, comments, research, evidence, and existing practices as appropriate to develop recommendations for inclusion in its final report to the President. To achieve its mission, the Task Force will convene two additional meetings daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:57 Feb 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 between April and May 2018; one meeting will convene virtually and one meeting will convene in person. DATES: The meeting will begin at approximately 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, March 15, 2018, and adjourn at approximately 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. The Department will post any updates regarding the agenda and meeting logistics to the Task Force website: https://www.dol.gov/apprenticeship/ task-force.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Laurie Rowe, Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, Telephone: (202) 693–2772 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Viewing Accommodations In order to promote openness, and increase public participation, in person or web based viewing accommodations will be made available for members of the public to observe the meeting proceedings. Additional information will be provided on https:// www.dol.gov/apprenticeship/taskforce.htm. Members of the public interested in the viewing accommodations, must register via the registration link below, space is limited and in person participants are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes early to allow for security clearance into the U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building. Security and Transportation Instructions for Frances Perkins Building Meeting participants should use the visitor’s entrance to access the Frances Perkins Building, one block north of Constitution Avenue on 3rd and C Streets NW. For security purposes: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1. Visitors must present valid photo identification (ID) to receive a visitor badge. 2. Visitors must know the name of the event you are attending: The meeting event is the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion meeting. 3. Visitor badges are issued by the security officer at the Visitor Entrance located at 3rd and C Streets NW, as described above. 4. Laptops and other electronic devices may be inspected and logged for identification purposes. 5. Due to limited parking options, Metrorail is the easiest way to travel to the Frances Perkins Building. For individuals wishing to take Metrorail, the closest metro stop to the building is Judiciary Square on the Red Line. Notice of Intent To Attend the Meeting and Submission of a Written Statement Interested members of the public must register for the Task Force meeting by Thursday, March 12, 2018, via the public registration website using the following link: https:// www.apprenticeshiptaskforce.com/reg/. Additionally, individuals with special needs and/or disabilities that will require special accommodations should send an email to Apprenticeshiptaskforce@dol.gov with the subject line ‘‘Special Accommodations for the March 2018 Task Force Meeting’’ no later than Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The tentative agenda for this meeting includes the following: • Updates Since February 2018 Meeting • Updates from the Subcommittees • Next Meeting and Next Steps Also in the interest of increasing public participation, any member of the public who wishes to provide a written statement should send it via electronic mail to Apprenticeshiptaskforce@ dol.gov, subject line ‘‘Public Comment March 2018 Task Force Meeting.’’ The agenda and meeting logistics may be updated between the time of this publication and the scheduled date of the Task Force meeting. All meeting E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 7496 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 21, 2018 / Notices updates will be posted to the Task Force website: https://www.dol.gov/ apprenticeship/task-force.htm. Rosemary Lahasky, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–03535 Filed 2–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FR–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2006–0028] MET Laboratories, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this notice, OSHA announces the application of MET Laboratories, Inc. for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the Agency’s preliminary finding to grant the application. Additionally, OSHA proposes to add a new test standard to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. DATES: Submit comments, information, and documents in response to this notice, or requests for an extension of time to make a submission, on or before March 8, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods: 1. Electronically: Submit comments and attachments electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for making electronic submissions. 2. Facsimile: If submissions, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages, commenters may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. 3. Regular or express mail, hand delivery, or messenger (courier) service: Submit comments, requests, and any attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2006–0028, Technical Data Center, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N–3653, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–2350 (TTY number: (877) 889–5627). Note that security procedures may result in significant delays in receiving comments and other written materials by regular mail. Contact the OSHA daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:57 Feb 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 Docket Office for information about security procedures concerning delivery of materials by express mail, hand delivery, or messenger service. The hours of operation for the OSHA Docket Office are 10:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m., ET. 4. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the OSHA docket number (OSHA–2006–0028). OSHA places comments and other materials, including any personal information, in the public docket without revision, and these materials will be available online at http:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, the Agency cautions commenters about submitting statements they do not want made available to the public, or submitting comments that contain personal information (either about themselves or others) such as Social Security numbers, birth dates, and medical data. 5. Docket: To read or download submissions or other material in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. All documents in the docket are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through the website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection at the OSHA Docket Office. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in locating docket submissions. 6. Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of the comment period on or before March 8, 2018 to the Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N–3653, Washington, DC 20210, or by fax to (202) 693–1644. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding this notice is available from the following sources: Press inquiries: Contact Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, phone: (202) 693–1999; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov. General and technical information: Contact Mr. Kevin Robinson, Director, Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, phone: (202) 693–2110 or email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Notice of the Application for Expansion The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is providing notice that MET Laboratories, Inc. (MET), is applying for expansion of its current recognition as a NRTL. MET requests the addition of two test standards to its NRTL scope of recognition. OSHA recognition of a NRTL signifies that the organization meets the requirements specified in 29 CFR 1910.7. Recognition is an acknowledgment that the organization can perform independent safety testing and certification of the specific products covered within its scope of recognition. Each NRTL’s scope of recognition includes (1) the type of products the NRTL may test, with each type specified by its applicable test standard; and (2) the recognized site(s) that has/have the technical capability to perform the product-testing and productcertification activities for test standards within the NRTL’s scope. Recognition is not a delegation or grant of government authority; however, recognition enables employers to use products approved by the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require product testing and certification. The Agency processes applications by a NRTL for initial recognition and for an expansion or renewal of this recognition, following requirements in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. This appendix requires that the Agency publish two notices in the Federal Register in processing an application. In the first notice, OSHA announces the application and provides its preliminary finding. In the second notice, the Agency provides its final decision on the application. These notices set forth the NRTL’s scope of recognition or modifications of that scope. OSHA maintains an informational web page for each NRTL, including MET, which details the NRTL’s scope of recognition. These pages are available from the OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/ dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html. MET currently has one facility (site) recognized by OSHA for product testing and certification, with its headquarters located at: MET Laboratories, Inc., 914 West Patapsco Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. A complete list of MET’s scope of recognition is available at https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ met.html. II. General Background on the Application MET submitted an application, dated July 27, 2016 (OSHA–2006–0028–0042), to expand its recognition to include two additional test standards. OSHA staff E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 35 (Wednesday, February 21, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7495-7496]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03535]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice of a Public Meeting of the Task Force on Apprenticeship 
Expansion

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and its 
implementing regulations, notice is hereby given to announce the third 
public meeting of the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion on 
Thursday, March 15, 2018. The Task Force is a FACA committee 
established by Presidential Executive Order that is charged with 
identifying strategies and proposals to promote and expand 
apprenticeships, especially in sectors where apprenticeship programs 
are insufficient. The Task Force is solely advisory in nature, and will 
consider reports, comments, research, evidence, and existing practices 
as appropriate to develop recommendations for inclusion in its final 
report to the President. To achieve its mission, the Task Force will 
convene two additional meetings between April and May 2018; one meeting 
will convene virtually and one meeting will convene in person.

DATES: The meeting will begin at approximately 1:00 p.m. Eastern 
Daylight Time on Thursday, March 15, 2018, and adjourn at approximately 
3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Labor, 
Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20210. The Department will post any updates regarding the agenda and 
meeting logistics to the Task Force website: https://www.dol.gov/apprenticeship/task-force.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Laurie Rowe, Senior Policy Advisor 
to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20210, Telephone: (202) 693-2772 (this is not a toll-
free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Public Viewing Accommodations

    In order to promote openness, and increase public participation, in 
person or web based viewing accommodations will be made available for 
members of the public to observe the meeting proceedings. Additional 
information will be provided on https://www.dol.gov/apprenticeship/task-force.htm. Members of the public interested in the viewing 
accommodations, must register via the registration link below, space is 
limited and in person participants are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes 
early to allow for security clearance into the U.S. Department of 
Labor, Frances Perkins Building.

Security and Transportation Instructions for Frances Perkins Building

    Meeting participants should use the visitor's entrance to access 
the Frances Perkins Building, one block north of Constitution Avenue on 
3rd and C Streets NW. For security purposes:
    1. Visitors must present valid photo identification (ID) to receive 
a visitor badge.
    2. Visitors must know the name of the event you are attending: The 
meeting event is the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion meeting.
    3. Visitor badges are issued by the security officer at the Visitor 
Entrance located at 3rd and C Streets NW, as described above.
    4. Laptops and other electronic devices may be inspected and logged 
for identification purposes.
    5. Due to limited parking options, Metrorail is the easiest way to 
travel to the Frances Perkins Building. For individuals wishing to take 
Metrorail, the closest metro stop to the building is Judiciary Square 
on the Red Line.

Notice of Intent To Attend the Meeting and Submission of a Written 
Statement

    Interested members of the public must register for the Task Force 
meeting by Thursday, March 12, 2018, via the public registration 
website using the following link: https://www.apprenticeshiptaskforce.com/reg/. Additionally, individuals with 
special needs and/or disabilities that will require special 
accommodations should send an email to [email protected] 
with the subject line ``Special Accommodations for the March 2018 Task 
Force Meeting'' no later than Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
    The tentative agenda for this meeting includes the following:

 Updates Since February 2018 Meeting
 Updates from the Subcommittees
 Next Meeting and Next Steps

    Also in the interest of increasing public participation, any member 
of the public who wishes to provide a written statement should send it 
via electronic mail to [email protected], subject line 
``Public Comment March 2018 Task Force Meeting.'' The agenda and 
meeting logistics may be updated between the time of this publication 
and the scheduled date of the Task Force meeting. All meeting

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updates will be posted to the Task Force website: https://www.dol.gov/apprenticeship/task-force.htm.

Rosemary Lahasky,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-03535 Filed 2-20-18; 8:45 am]
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