Sunshine Act Meeting, 45469 [2018-19550]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 174 / Friday, September 7, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Foreign Claims Settlement Commission [F.C.S.C. Meeting and Hearing Notice No. 8–18] Sunshine Act Meeting The Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, pursuant to its regulations (45 CFR part 503.25) and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice in regard to the scheduling of open meetings as follows: Tuesday, September 18, 2018: 9:30 a.m.—Issuance of Proposed Decisions in claims against Iraq. 10:30 a.m.—Issuance of Proposed Decisions under the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act, Title XVII, Public Law 114–328. STATUS: Open. All meetings are held at the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 601 D Street NW, Suite 10300, Washington, DC. Requests for information, or advance notices of intention to observe an open meeting, may be directed to: Patricia M. Hall, Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 601 D Street NW, Suite 10300, Washington, DC 20579. Telephone: (202) 616–6975. Brian M. Simkin, Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2018–19550 Filed 9–5–18; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4410–BA–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; Request for Comments; H–2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Labor Certification Program Forms (OMB Control Number 1205–0509) Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice and Request for Comment. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its effort to streamline information collection, clarify statutory and regulatory requirements, and provide greater transparency and oversight of the H–2B labor certification program, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 06, 2018 Jkt 244001 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. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), ETA, within DOL, is providing the public notice and opportunity to comment on proposed revisions to the H–2B Foreign Labor Certification Program information collection. The information collection for each existing form was approved on December 31, 2015 and expires December 31, 2018. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before November 6, 2018. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by the following methods: • Email (encouraged): ETA.OFLC.Forms@dol.gov. • Mail: William W. Thompson II, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Box PPII 12–200, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. • Fax: 202–513–7395. Instructions: Comments which are related to specific forms should identify that form or form instruction using the form number, e.g., Form ETA–9142B or Form ETA–9165, etc., and should identify the particular area of the form for comment. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the Office of Foreign Labor Certification as listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William W. Thompson II, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, 202–513–7350 (this is not a toll-free number), or for individuals with hearing or speech impairments, 1– 877–889–5627 (this is the TTY toll-free Federal Information Relay Service number), Box PPII 12–200, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The information collection is required by Sections 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b) and PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45469 214(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1011(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b) and 1184(c)), as well as 8 CFR 214.2(h)(6), 20 CFR 655, Subpart A, and 29 CFR 503. The H–2B program enables employers to bring nonimmigrant foreign workers to the United States to perform nonagricultural work of a temporary or seasonal nature as defined in 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b). The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) consults with DOL with respect to the H–2B program, and DOL provides advice on whether U.S. workers capable of performing the temporary services or labor are available. See 8 U.S.C. 1184(c)(1), INA Section 214(c)(1) (providing for DHS to consult with ‘‘appropriate agencies of the Government’’). Under DHS regulations, an H–2B petition for temporary employment must be accompanied by an approved temporary labor certification from DOL, which serves as DOL’s consultative advice to DHS regarding whether a qualified U.S. worker is available to fill the petitioning H–2B employer’s job opportunity and whether a foreign worker’s employment in the job opportunity will adversely affect the wages or working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers. See 8 CFR 214.2(h)(6)(iii)(A), (iv)(A). DHS and DOL jointly promulgated regulations establishing the processes by which an employer must obtain a prevailing wage and temporary labor certification from DOL, and the rights and obligations of workers and employers. 20 CFR 655, Subpart A; 8 CFR 214.2(h)(6)(iii)–(iv). This ICR, OMB Control No. 1205– 0509, includes the collection of information related to the use of employer-provided surveys for determining prevailing wages and the temporary labor certification process in the H–2B program. The Form ETA– 9165, Employer-Provided Survey Attestations to Accompany H–2B Prevailing Wage Determination Request Based on a Non-OES Survey, is used to collect information that permits ETA to determine whether an employerprovided survey can be used to establish H–2B prevailing wages in the occupational classification in lieu of prevailing wages available under the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program. The information contained in the application Form ETA–9142B, H–2B Application for Temporary Employment Certification, and corresponding appendices serve as the basis for the Secretary’s determination that qualified U.S. workers are not available to perform the services or labor needed by E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission

[F.C.S.C. Meeting and Hearing Notice No. 8-18]


Sunshine Act Meeting

    The Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, pursuant to its 
regulations (45 CFR part 503.25) and the Government in the Sunshine Act 
(5 U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice in regard to the scheduling of 
open meetings as follows:
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018: 9:30 a.m.--Issuance of Proposed 
Decisions in claims against Iraq.
    10:30 a.m.--Issuance of Proposed Decisions under the Guam World War 
II Loyalty Recognition Act, Title XVII, Public Law 114-328.

Status: Open.
    All meetings are held at the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 
601 D Street NW, Suite 10300, Washington, DC. Requests for information, 
or advance notices of intention to observe an open meeting, may be 
directed to: Patricia M. Hall, Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 
601 D Street NW, Suite 10300, Washington, DC 20579. Telephone: (202) 
616-6975.

Brian M. Simkin,
Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2018-19550 Filed 9-5-18; 11:15 am]
 BILLING CODE 4410-BA-P