Program Year (PY) 2019 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Allotments; PY 2019 Wagner-Peyser Act Final Allotments and PY 2019 Workforce Information Grants, 16538-16546 [2019-07729]

Download as PDF 16538 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2019 / Notices Employment and Training Administration Program Year (PY) 2019 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Allotments; PY 2019 Wagner-Peyser Act Final Allotments and PY 2019 Workforce Information Grants Employment and Training Administration, Labor. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. This notice announces allotments for PY 2019 for WIOA Title I Youth, Adult and Dislocated Worker Activities programs; final allotments for Employment Service (ES) activities under the Wagner-Peyser Act for PY 2019 and the allotments of Workforce Information Grants to States for PY 2019. WIOA allotments for states and the state final allotments for the WagnerPeyser Act are based on formulas defined in their respective statutes. WIOA requires allotments for the Outlying Areas to be competitively awarded rather than based on a formula determined by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) as occurred under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). However, for PY 2019, the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 waives the competition requirement, and the Secretary is using the discretionary formula rationale and methodology for allocating PY 2019 funds for the Outlying Areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the United States Virgin Islands) that was published in the Federal Register on February 17, 2000. WIOA specifically included the Republic of Palau as an Outlying Area, except during any period for which the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Education determine that a Compact of Free Association is in effect and contains provisions for training and education assistance prohibiting the assistance provided under WIOA; no such determinations prohibiting assistance have been made. The formula that the Department of Labor (Department) used for PY 2019 is the same formula used in PY 2018 and is described in the section on Youth Activities program allotments. The Department invites comments only on the formula used to allot funds to the Outlying Areas. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 18, 2019 The Department must receive comments on the formula used to allot funds to the Outlying Areas by May 20, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Financial Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N– 4702, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: Ms. Anita Harvey, email: harvey.anita@ dol.gov. Commenters are advised that mail delivery in the Washington area may be delayed due to security concerns. The Department will receive hand-delivered comments at the above address. All overnight mail will be considered handdelivered and must be received at the designated place by the date specified above. Please submit your comments by only one method. The Department will not review comments received by means other than those listed above or that it receives after the comment period has closed. Comments: The Department will retain all comments on this notice and will release them upon request via email to any member of the public. The Department also will make all the comments it receives available for public inspection by appointment during normal business hours at the above address. If you need assistance to review the comments, the Department will provide you with appropriate aids such as readers or print magnifiers. The Department will make copies of this notice available, upon request, in large print, Braille, and electronic file. The Department also will consider providing the notice in other formats upon request. To schedule an appointment to review the comments and/or obtain the notice in an alternative format, contact Ms. Harvey using the information provided above. The Department will retain all comments received without making any changes to the comments, including any personal information provided. The Department therefore cautions commenters not to include their personal information such as Social Security Numbers, personal addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses in their comments; this information would be released with the comment if the comments are requested. It is the commenter’s responsibility to safeguard his or her information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: WIOA Youth Activities allotments— Evan Rosenberg at (202) 693–3593 or LaSharn Youngblood at (202) 693–3606; WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker Activities and ES final allotments— DATES: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Andrew Ridgeway at (202) 693–3536; Workforce Information Grant allotments—Donald Haughton at (202) 693–2784. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone numbers above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877–889–5627 (TTY/ TDD). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is announcing WIOA allotments for PY 2019 for Youth Activities, Adults and Dislocated Worker Activities, Wagner-Peyser Act PY 2019 final allotments, and PY 2019 Workforce Information Grant allotments. This notice provides information on the amount of funds available during PY 2019 to states with an approved WIOA Combined or Unified State Plan, and information regarding allotments to the Outlying Areas. On September 28, 2018, the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019, Public Law 115–245 was signed into law (‘‘the Act’’). The Act, Division B, Title I, Sections 106(b) and 107 of the Act allows the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to set aside up to 0.5 percent of each discretionary appropriation for activities related to program integrity and 0.75 percent of most operating funds for evaluations. For 2019, as authorized by the Act, the Department has set aside $7,774,000 of the Training and Employment Services (TES) and $1,950,000 of the State Unemployment Insurance and Employment Services Operations (SUIESO) appropriations for these activities. ETA reserved these funds from the WIOA Adult, Youth, Dislocated Worker, Wagner-Peyser Act Employment Service, and Workforce Information Grant program budgets. Any funds not utilized for these reserve activities will be provided to the states. We also have attached tables listing the PY 2019 allotments for programs under WIOA Title I Youth Activities (Table A), Adult and Dislocated Workers Employment and Training Activities (Tables B and C, respectively), and the PY 2019 Wagner-Peyser Act final allotments (Table D). We also have attached the PY 2019 Workforce Information Grant table (Table E). Youth Activities Allotments. The appropriated level for PY 2019 for WIOA Youth Activities totals $903,416,000. After reducing the appropriation by $2,625,000 for set asides authorized by the Act, $900,791,000, is available for Youth Activities. Table A includes a E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2019 / Notices breakdown of the Youth Activities program allotments for PY 2019 and provides a comparison of these allotments to PY 2018 Youth Activities allotments for all States and Outlying Areas. For the Native American Youth program, the total amount available is 1.5 percent of the total amount for Youth Activities (after the evaluations and program integrity set-asides), in accordance with WIOA section 127. The total funding available for the Outlying Areas was reserved at 0.25 percent of the amount appropriated for Youth Activities (after the evaluations and program integrity set asides) after the amount reserved for Native American Youth (in accordance with WIOA section 127(b)(1)(B)(i)). On December 17, 2003, Public Law 108–188, the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003 (‘‘the Compact’’), was signed into law. The Compact specified that the Republic of Palau remained eligible for WIA Title I funding. See 48 U.S.C 1921d(f)(1)(B)(ix). WIOA sec. 512(g)(1) updated the Compact to refer to WIOA funding. The Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 (Division B, Title III, Section 303 of Pub. L. 115–245) authorized WIOA Title I funding to Palau through FY 2019. Under WIA, the Secretary had discretion for determining the methodology for distributing funds to all Outlying Areas. Under WIOA the Secretary must award the funds through a competitive process. However, for PY 2019, the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 waives the competition requirement regarding funding to Outlying Areas (e.g., American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the United States Virgin Islands). For PY 2019, the Department used the same methodology used since PY 2000 (i.e., we distribute funds among the Outlying Areas by formula based on relative share of the number of unemployed, a minimum of 90 percent of the prior year allotment percentage, a $75,000 minimum, and a 130 percent stop gain of the prior year share). For the relative share calculation in PY 2019, the Department continued to use the data obtained from the 2010 Census for American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands. For the Republic of Palau, the Department used data from Palau’s 2015 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 Census. The Department will accept comments on this methodology. After the Department calculated the amount for the Outlying Areas and the Native American program, the amount available for PY 2019 allotments to the states is $885,060,937. This total amount is below the required $1 billion threshold specified in WIOA sec. 127(b)(1)(C)(iv)(IV); therefore, the Department did not apply the WIOA additional minimum provisions. Instead, as required by WIOA, the minimums of 90 percent of the prior year allotment percentage and 0.25 percent state minimum floor apply. The Department used this same methodology to set a floor on the annual variation in allotments almost continuously for more than two decades. See sec. 262(b)(2) of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) (Pub. L. 97–300), (as amended by sec. 207 of the Job Training Reform Amendments of 1992, Pub. L. 102–367); sec. 127(b)(1)(C)(iv)(IV) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 105– 220). WIOA also provides that no state may receive an allotment that is more than 130 percent of the allotment percentage for the state for the previous year. The three data factors required by WIOA sec. 127(b)(1)(C)(ii) for the PY 2019 Youth Activities state formula allotments are, summarized slightly, as follows: (1) The average number of unemployed individuals in Areas of Substantial Unemployment (ASUs) for the 12-month period, July 2017–June 2018 in each state compared to the total number of unemployed individuals in ASUs for all states; (2) Number of excess unemployed individuals or excess unemployed individuals in ASUs (depending on which is higher) averages for the same 12-month period used for ASU unemployed data compared to the total excess number in all states; and (3) Number of disadvantaged youth (age 16 to 21, excluding college students not in the workforce and military) from special tabulations of data from the American Community Survey (ACS), which the Department obtained from the Census Bureau in each state compared to the total number of disadvantaged youth in all states. ETA obtained updated data for use in PY 2018 and the same data must be used in PY 2019. The Census Bureau collected the data used in the special tabulations for disadvantaged youth between January 1, 2011–December 31, 2015. For purposes of identifying ASUs for the Youth Activities allotment formula, the Department continued to use the data made available by BLS (as described in the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Technical Memorandum No. S– 18–15). For purposes of determining the number of disadvantaged youth, the PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16539 Department used the special tabulations of ACS data available at http:// www.doleta.gov/budget/ disadvantagedYouthAdults.cfm. See TEGL No. 14–17 for further information. Adult Employment and Training Activities Allotments. The total appropriated funds for Adult Activities in PY 2019 is $845,556,000. After reducing the appropriated amount by $2,069,000 for set asides authorized by the Act, $843,487,000 remains for Adult Activities, of which $841,378,282 is for states and $2,108,718 is for Outlying Areas. Table B shows the PY 2019 Adult Employment and Training Activities allotments and a state-by-state comparison of the PY 2019 allotments to PY 2018 allotments. In accordance with WIOA, the Department reserved the total available for the Outlying Areas at 0.25 percent of the full amount appropriated for Adult Activities (after the evaluations and program integrity set-asides). As discussed in the Youth Activities section above, in PY 2019 the Department will distribute the Adult Activities funding for the Outlying Areas, using the same principles, formula, and data as used for outlying areas for Youth Activities. The Department will accept comments on this methodology. After determining the amount for the Outlying Areas, the Department used the statutory formula to distribute the remaining amount available for allotments to the states. The Department did not apply the WIOA minimum provisions for the PY 2019 allotments because the total amount available for the states was below the $960 million threshold required for Adult Activities in WIOA sec. 132(b)(1)(B)(iv)(IV). Instead, as required by WIOA, the minimums of 90 percent of the prior year allotment percentage and 0.25 percent state minimum floor apply. As noted above, the Department applied this same methodology to set a floor on the annual variation in allotments almost continuously for more than two decades. WIOA also provides that no state may receive an allotment that is more than 130 percent of the allotment percentage for the state for the previous year. The three formula data factors for the Adult Activities program are the same as those used for the Youth Activities formula, except the Department used data for the number of disadvantaged adults (age 22 to 72, excluding college students not in the workforce and military). Dislocated Worker Employment and Training Activities Allotments. The amount appropriated for Dislocated E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 16540 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2019 / Notices Worker activities in PY 2019 totals $1,261,719,000. The total appropriation includes formula funds for the states, while the National Reserve is used for National Dislocated Worker Grants, technical assistance and training, demonstration projects, and the Outlying Areas’ Dislocated Worker allotments. After reducing the appropriated amount by $3,080,000 for set asides authorized by the Act, a total of $1,258,639,000 remains available for Dislocated Worker activities. The amount available for Outlying Areas is $3,146,598, leaving $217,131,402 for the National Reserve and a total of $1,038,361,000 available for states. Table C shows the PY 2019 Dislocated Worker activities allotments and a stateby-state comparison of the PY 2019 allotments to PY 2018 allotments. Similar to the Adult Activities program, the Department reserved the total available for the Outlying Areas at 0.25 percent of the full amount appropriated for Dislocated Worker Activities (after the evaluations and program integrity set-asides). Similar to Youth and Adult funds, instead of competition, in PY 2019 the Department will use the same pro rata share as the areas received for the PY 2019 WIOA Adult Activities program to distribute the Outlying Areas’ Dislocated Worker funds, the same methodology used in PY 2018. The Department will accept comments on this methodology. The three data factors required in WIOA sec. 132(b)(2)(B)(ii) for the PY 2019 Dislocated Worker state formula allotments are, summarized slightly, as follows: (1) Relative number of unemployed, averages for the 12-month period, October 2017–September 2018; (2) Relative number of excess unemployed individuals, averages for the 12-month period, October 2017– September 2018; and (3) Relative number of long-term unemployed, averages for the 12-month period, October 2017–September 2018. In PY 2019, under WIOA the Dislocated Worker formula uses minimum and maximum provisions. No state may receive an allotment that is less than 90 percent of the state’s prior year allotment percentage (stop loss) or more than 130 percent of the state’s prior year allotment percentage (stop gain). Low unemployment rates in the states have impacted the excess VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 unemployment data factor in the WIOA Dislocated Worker formula. The excess unemployment rate of 4.5 percent and low unemployment result in all states triggering either their statutorily required stop loss or stop gain provision, with some PY 2019 funding undistributed. WIOA specifically prohibits distributing an amount to a state that is more than its stop gain limit. Based on this statutory limitation, the Department distributed the remaining balance of funds according to the formula driven relative share of all states triggering the stop loss provision. Wagner-Peyser Act ES Final Allotments. The appropriated level for PY 2019 for ES grants totals $663,052,000. After reducing the appropriated amount by $1,865,000 for set asides authorized by the Act, a total of $661,187,000 remains available for ES programs. After determining the funding for Guam and the United States Virgin Islands, the Department calculated allotments to states using the formula set forth at section 6 of the WagnerPeyser Act (29 U.S.C. 49e). The Department based PY 2019 formula allotments on each state’s share of calendar year 2018 monthly averages of the civilian labor force (CLF) and unemployment. Section 6(b)(4) of the Wagner-Peyser Act requires the Secretary to set aside up to three percent of the total funds available for ES to ensure that each state will have sufficient resources to maintain statewide ES activities. In accordance with this provision, the Department included the three percent set aside funds in this total allotment. The Department distributed the set-aside funds in two steps to states that have experienced a reduction in their relative share of the total resources available this year from their relative share of the total resources available the previous year. In Step 1, states that have a CLF below one million and are also below the median CLF density were maintained at 100 percent of their relative share of prior year resources. ETA calculated the median CLF density based on CLF data provided by the BLS for calendar year 2018. The Department distributed all remaining set-aside funds on a pro-rata basis in Step 2 to all other states experiencing reductions in relative share from the prior year but not meeting the size and density criteria for Step 1. The distribution of ES funds (Table D) includes $659,575,256 for PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 states, as well as $1,611,744 for Outlying Areas. Section 7(a) of the Wagner-Peyser Act (49 U.S.C. 49f(a)) authorizes states to use 90 percent of funds allotted to a state for labor exchange services and other career services such as job search and placement services to job seekers; appropriate recruitment services for employers; program evaluations; developing and providing labor market and occupational information; developing management information systems; and administering the work test for unemployment insurance claimants. Section 7(b) of the WagnerPeyser Act states that 10 percent of the total sums allotted to each state must be reserved for use by the Governor to provide performance incentives for public ES offices and programs, provide services for groups with special needs, and to provide for the extra costs of exemplary models for delivering services of the type described in section 7(a) and models for enhancing professional development and career advancement opportunities of state agency staff. Beginning in PY 2019, ETA will begin conducting a pilot to collect information about administrative costs at the State and local levels under the WagnerPeyser Act, in accordance with the directive established in the FY 2019 Joint Explanatory Statement. This pilot will inform ETA and Congressional stakeholders about the services and costs of the Wagner-Peyser Act going forward. States can indicate their interest in the pilot by contacting their Regional Office. Workforce Information Grants Allotments. Total PY 2019 funding for Workforce Information Grants allotments to states is $32,000,000. After reducing the total by $85,000 for program integrity, $31,915,000 is available for Workforce Information Grants. Table E contains the allotment figures for each state and Outlying Area. The Department distributes the funds by administrative formula, with a reserve of $176,596 for Guam and the United States Virgin Islands. Guam and the United States Virgin Islands allotment amounts are partially based on CLF data. The Department distributes the remaining funds to the states with 40 percent distributed equally to all states and 60 percent distributed based on each state’s share of CLF for the 12 months ending September 2018. E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 16541 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2019 / Notices TABLE A—U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION WIOA YOUTH ACTIVITIES STATE ALLOTMENTS [Comparison of PY 2019 Allotments vs PY 2018 Allotments] khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES State PY 2018 PY 2019 Total Appropriated ........................................................................... Total (WIOA Youth Activities) .......................................................... Alabama ........................................................................................... Alaska .............................................................................................. Arizona ............................................................................................. Arkansas .......................................................................................... California .......................................................................................... Colorado .......................................................................................... Connecticut ...................................................................................... Delaware .......................................................................................... District of Columbia ......................................................................... Florida .............................................................................................. Georgia ............................................................................................ Hawaii .............................................................................................. Idaho ................................................................................................ Illinois ............................................................................................... Indiana ............................................................................................. Iowa ................................................................................................. Kansas ............................................................................................. Kentucky .......................................................................................... Louisiana .......................................................................................... Maine ............................................................................................... Maryland .......................................................................................... Massachusetts ................................................................................. Michigan ........................................................................................... Minnesota ........................................................................................ Mississippi ........................................................................................ Missouri ............................................................................................ Montana ........................................................................................... Nebraska .......................................................................................... Nevada ............................................................................................. New Hampshire ............................................................................... New Jersey ...................................................................................... New Mexico ..................................................................................... New York ......................................................................................... North Carolina .................................................................................. North Dakota .................................................................................... Ohio ................................................................................................. Oklahoma ......................................................................................... Oregon ............................................................................................. Pennsylvania .................................................................................... Puerto Rico ...................................................................................... Rhode Island .................................................................................... South Carolina ................................................................................. South Dakota ................................................................................... Tennessee ....................................................................................... Texas ............................................................................................... Utah ................................................................................................. Vermont ........................................................................................... Virginia ............................................................................................. Washington ...................................................................................... West Virginia .................................................................................... Wisconsin ......................................................................................... Wyoming .......................................................................................... $903,416,000 899,577,000 16,810,423 3,248,821 22,132,740 6,559,046 122,420,854 9,356,087 10,136,991 2,209,670 3,369,642 50,918,130 25,691,083 2,209,670 2,463,432 42,733,627 14,277,065 4,779,676 5,170,980 13,770,245 17,165,657 2,684,527 12,474,601 13,047,645 28,612,013 10,094,772 10,053,302 14,066,190 2,209,670 2,656,124 9,261,869 2,209,670 20,831,255 9,176,874 50,223,205 27,731,837 2,209,670 36,354,942 9,577,406 9,572,222 39,419,602 26,554,369 3,347,101 13,017,374 2,209,670 17,503,950 75,959,298 3,656,938 2,209,670 13,158,915 19,115,058 5,837,010 11,197,879 2,209,670 $903,416,000 900,791,000 15,149,798 4,229,167 25,610,047 5,911,108 119,017,698 8,431,842 10,709,715 2,212,652 4,331,649 45,888,161 23,153,178 2,212,652 2,220,081 41,773,340 12,866,699 4,307,514 4,660,163 13,375,729 15,924,333 2,419,335 14,546,358 12,354,890 34,878,283 9,097,556 10,396,417 12,676,655 2,280,623 2,862,935 9,921,829 2,212,652 24,036,015 9,124,699 62,137,502 27,582,642 2,212,652 41,626,582 8,631,298 8,626,626 36,515,461 29,825,410 3,395,462 11,731,447 2,212,652 15,774,815 68,455,626 3,538,726 2,212,652 11,859,006 21,151,649 6,472,612 10,091,692 2,212,652 $0 1,214,000 (1,660,625) 980,346 3,477,307 (647,938) (3,403,156) (924,245) 572,724 2,982 962,007 (5,029,969) (2,537,905) 2,982 (243,351) (960,287) (1,410,366) (472,162) (510,817) (394,516) (1,241,324) (265,192) 2,071,757 (692,755) 6,266,270 (997,216) 343,115 (1,389,535) 70,953 206,811 659,960 2,982 3,204,760 (52,175) 11,914,297 (149,195) 2,982 5,271,640 (946,108) (945,596) (2,904,141) 3,271,041 48,361 (1,285,927) 2,982 (1,729,135) (7,503,672) (118,212) 2,982 (1,299,909) 2,036,591 635,602 (1,106,187) 2,982 0.00 0.13 ¥9.88 30.18 15.71 ¥9.88 ¥2.78 ¥9.88 5.65 0.13 28.55 ¥9.88 ¥9.88 0.13 ¥9.88 ¥2.25 ¥9.88 ¥9.88 ¥9.88 ¥2.86 ¥7.23 ¥9.88 16.61 ¥5.31 21.90 ¥9.88 3.41 ¥9.88 3.21 7.79 7.13 0.13 15.38 ¥0.57 23.72 ¥0.54 0.13 14.50 ¥9.88 ¥9.88 ¥7.37 12.32 1.44 ¥9.88 0.13 ¥9.88 ¥9.88 ¥3.23 0.13 ¥9.88 10.65 10.89 ¥9.88 0.13 State Total ................................................................................ 883,868,137 885,060,937 1,192,800 0.13 American Samoa ............................................................................. Guam ............................................................................................... Northern Marianas ........................................................................... Palau ................................................................................................ Virgin Islands ................................................................................... 236,754 803,615 439,064 75,000 660,775 237,085 804,738 439,677 75,000 661,698 331 1,123 613 0 923 0.14 0.14 0.14 0.00 0.14 Outlying Areas Total ................................................................. 2,215,208 2,218,198 2,990 0.13 Native Americans ............................................................................. Set asides ........................................................................................ 13,493,655 3,839,000 13,511,865 2,625,000 18,210 (1,214,000) 0.13 ¥31.62 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM Difference 19APN1 % Difference 16542 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2019 / Notices TABLE B—U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION WIOA ADULT ACTIVITIES STATE ALLOTMENTS [Comparison of PY 2019 Allotments vs PY 2018 Allotments] khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES State PY 2018 PY 2019 Total Appropriated ........................................................................... Total (WIOA Adult Activities) ........................................................... Alabama ........................................................................................... Alaska .............................................................................................. Arizona ............................................................................................. Arkansas .......................................................................................... California .......................................................................................... Colorado .......................................................................................... Connecticut ...................................................................................... Delaware .......................................................................................... District of Columbia ......................................................................... Florida .............................................................................................. Georgia ............................................................................................ Hawaii .............................................................................................. Idaho ................................................................................................ Illinois ............................................................................................... Indiana ............................................................................................. Iowa ................................................................................................. Kansas ............................................................................................. Kentucky .......................................................................................... Louisiana .......................................................................................... Maine ............................................................................................... Maryland .......................................................................................... Massachusetts ................................................................................. Michigan ........................................................................................... Minnesota ........................................................................................ Mississippi ........................................................................................ Missouri ............................................................................................ Montana ........................................................................................... Nebraska .......................................................................................... Nevada ............................................................................................. New Hampshire ............................................................................... New Jersey ...................................................................................... New Mexico ..................................................................................... New York ......................................................................................... North Carolina .................................................................................. North Dakota .................................................................................... Ohio ................................................................................................. Oklahoma ......................................................................................... Oregon ............................................................................................. Pennsylvania .................................................................................... Puerto Rico ...................................................................................... Rhode Island .................................................................................... South Carolina ................................................................................. South Dakota ................................................................................... Tennessee ....................................................................................... Texas ............................................................................................... Utah ................................................................................................. Vermont ........................................................................................... Virginia ............................................................................................. Washington ...................................................................................... West Virginia .................................................................................... Wisconsin ......................................................................................... Wyoming .......................................................................................... $845,556,000 842,530,000 16,327,908 3,040,398 20,986,794 6,270,928 117,884,993 8,702,463 9,369,933 2,101,059 2,986,342 51,443,034 24,685,866 2,101,059 2,294,967 40,226,996 12,986,088 3,393,197 4,357,065 13,740,037 16,647,287 2,445,449 11,611,741 11,674,227 26,127,450 8,472,215 9,681,200 13,103,150 2,101,059 2,101,059 9,036,927 2,101,059 20,187,420 8,901,122 49,370,737 26,346,674 2,101,059 33,780,803 9,074,610 9,188,900 36,348,863 27,814,371 2,873,156 12,570,393 2,101,059 17,019,935 71,907,136 2,867,024 2,101,059 12,272,091 18,013,252 5,809,726 9,671,276 2,101,059 $845,556,000 843,487,000 14,711,809 3,957,007 24,282,345 5,650,246 114,617,248 7,841,113 9,742,854 2,103,446 3,886,654 46,351,320 22,242,515 2,103,446 2,103,446 39,309,891 11,700,755 3,057,346 3,925,813 13,357,433 15,462,994 2,203,404 13,998,991 10,518,739 32,076,546 7,633,654 10,003,654 11,806,230 2,103,446 2,135,850 9,719,349 2,103,446 23,630,205 8,848,216 60,652,953 26,199,337 2,103,446 38,782,006 8,176,426 8,279,404 33,593,768 30,891,828 2,907,668 11,326,204 2,103,446 15,335,341 64,789,931 2,759,043 2,103,446 11,057,427 19,943,123 6,366,593 8,714,035 2,103,446 $0 957,000 (1,616,099) 916,609 3,295,551 (620,682) (3,267,745) (861,350) 372,921 2,387 900,312 (5,091,714) (2,443,351) 2,387 (191,521) (917,105) (1,285,333) (335,851) (431,252) (382,604) (1,184,293) (242,045) 2,387,250 (1,155,488) 5,949,096 (838,561) 322,454 (1,296,920) 2,387 34,791 682,422 2,387 3,442,785 (52,906) 11,282,216 (147,337) 2,387 5,001,203 (898,184) (909,496) (2,755,095) 3,077,457 34,512 (1,244,189) 2,387 (1,684,594) (7,117,205) (107,981) 2,387 (1,214,664) 1,929,871 556,867 (957,241) 2,387 0.00 0.11 ¥9.90 30.15 15.70 ¥9.90 ¥2.77 ¥9.90 3.98 0.11 30.15 ¥9.90 ¥9.90 0.11 ¥8.35 ¥2.28 ¥9.90 ¥9.90 ¥9.90 ¥2.78 ¥7.11 ¥9.90 20.56 ¥9.90 22.77 ¥9.90 3.33 ¥9.90 0.11 1.66 7.55 0.11 17.05 ¥0.59 22.85 ¥0.56 0.11 14.80 ¥9.90 ¥9.90 ¥7.58 11.06 1.20 ¥9.90 0.11 ¥9.90 ¥9.90 ¥3.77 0.11 ¥9.90 10.71 9.59 ¥9.90 0.11 State Total ................................................................................ 840,423,675 841,378,282 954,607 0.11 American Samoa ............................................................................. Guam ............................................................................................... Northern Marianas ........................................................................... Palau ................................................................................................ Virgin Islands ................................................................................... 224,709 762,731 416,727 75,000 627,158 224,974 763,630 417,217 75,000 627,897 265 899 490 0 739 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.00 0.12 Outlying Areas Total ................................................................. 2,106,325 2,108,718 2,393 0.11 Set asides ........................................................................................ 3,026,000 2,069,000 (957,000) ¥31.63 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM Difference 19APN1 % Difference 16543 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2019 / Notices TABLE C—U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION WIOA DISLOCATED WORKER ACTIVITIES STATE ALLOTMENTS [Comparison of PY 2019 Allotments vs PY 2018 Allotments] khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES State PY 2018 PY 2019 Difference % Difference Total Appropriated ........................................................................... Total (WIOA Dislocated Worker Activities) ...................................... Alabama ........................................................................................... Alaska .............................................................................................. Arizona ............................................................................................. Arkansas .......................................................................................... California .......................................................................................... Colorado .......................................................................................... Connecticut ...................................................................................... Delaware .......................................................................................... District of Columbia ......................................................................... Florida .............................................................................................. Georgia ............................................................................................ Hawaii .............................................................................................. Idaho ................................................................................................ Illinois ............................................................................................... Indiana ............................................................................................. Iowa ................................................................................................. Kansas ............................................................................................. Kentucky .......................................................................................... Louisiana .......................................................................................... Maine ............................................................................................... Maryland .......................................................................................... Massachusetts ................................................................................. Michigan ........................................................................................... Minnesota ........................................................................................ Mississippi ........................................................................................ Missouri ............................................................................................ Montana ........................................................................................... Nebraska .......................................................................................... Nevada ............................................................................................. New Hampshire ............................................................................... New Jersey ...................................................................................... New Mexico ..................................................................................... New York ......................................................................................... North Carolina .................................................................................. North Dakota .................................................................................... Ohio ................................................................................................. Oklahoma ......................................................................................... Oregon ............................................................................................. Pennsylvania .................................................................................... Puerto Rico ...................................................................................... Rhode Island .................................................................................... South Carolina ................................................................................. South Dakota ................................................................................... Tennessee ....................................................................................... Texas ............................................................................................... Utah ................................................................................................. Vermont ........................................................................................... Virginia ............................................................................................. Washington ...................................................................................... West Virginia .................................................................................... Wisconsin ......................................................................................... Wyoming .......................................................................................... $1,261,719,000 1,257,214,000 19,335,341 4,914,486 23,243,426 6,402,024 154,748,352 10,170,702 14,663,263 2,460,357 6,483,476 53,690,026 40,436,884 1,620,164 1,968,746 62,900,780 14,082,228 4,142,800 4,670,889 17,761,938 20,736,157 2,682,153 15,334,717 15,877,010 29,925,227 8,704,633 12,774,770 14,147,654 1,561,056 2,397,862 13,919,978 1,758,303 32,030,331 13,667,703 51,523,652 30,181,355 812,015 39,677,597 7,724,855 11,670,127 53,520,091 44,468,015 4,131,237 15,513,622 1,163,056 19,103,308 62,116,365 4,395,205 859,693 13,985,434 26,777,856 7,499,981 11,769,133 1,098,967 $1,261,719,000 1,258,639,000 18,299,000 6,395,952 30,250,131 6,217,966 147,573,118 10,043,592 14,161,792 2,402,111 8,437,913 52,121,208 38,491,175 1,604,310 1,956,691 59,425,694 13,659,352 4,116,302 4,618,755 16,788,605 21,209,720 2,598,431 15,260,868 15,766,252 28,882,600 8,618,483 12,818,139 13,726,081 1,585,502 2,404,721 14,008,800 1,775,681 31,152,114 17,787,817 50,806,192 29,098,556 825,249 38,603,870 7,577,124 11,249,816 51,039,332 57,872,849 3,963,193 14,897,573 1,177,194 18,162,357 61,014,319 4,316,698 865,748 13,818,609 26,634,849 9,760,842 11,431,285 1,086,469 $0 1,425,000 (1,036,341) 1,481,466 7,006,705 (184,058) (7,175,234) (127,110) (501,471) (58,246) 1,954,437 (1,568,818) (1,945,709) (15,854) (12,055) (3,475,086) (422,876) (26,498) (52,134) (973,333) 473,563 (83,722) (73,849) (110,758) (1,042,627) (86,150) 43,369 (421,573) 24,446 6,859 88,822 17,378 (878,217) 4,120,114 (717,460) (1,082,799) 13,234 (1,073,727) (147,731) (420,311) (2,480,759) 13,404,834 (168,044) (616,049) 14,138 (940,951) (1,102,046) (78,507) 6,055 (166,825) (143,007) 2,260,861 (337,848) (12,498) 0.00 0.11 ¥5.36 30.14 30.14 ¥2.87 ¥4.64 ¥1.25 ¥3.42 ¥2.37 30.14 ¥2.92 ¥4.81 ¥0.98 ¥0.61 ¥5.52 ¥3.00 ¥0.64 ¥1.12 ¥5.48 2.28 ¥3.12 ¥0.48 ¥0.70 ¥3.48 ¥0.99 0.34 ¥2.98 1.57 0.29 0.64 0.99 ¥2.74 30.14 ¥1.39 ¥3.59 1.63 ¥2.71 ¥1.91 ¥3.60 ¥4.64 30.14 ¥4.07 ¥3.97 1.22 ¥4.93 ¥1.77 ¥1.79 0.70 ¥1.19 ¥0.53 30.14 ¥2.87 ¥1.14 State Total ................................................................................ 1,037,205,000 1,038,361,000 1,156,000 0.11 American Samoa ............................................................................. Guam ............................................................................................... Northern Marianas ........................................................................... Palau ................................................................................................ Virgin Islands ................................................................................... 335,308 1,138,139 621,836 111,914 935,838 335,703 1,139,477 622,565 111,914 936,939 395 1,338 729 0 1,101 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.00 0.12 Outlying Areas Total ................................................................. 3,143,035 3,146,598 3,563 0.11 National Reserve * ........................................................................... Set asides ........................................................................................ 216,865,965 4,505,000 217,131,402 3,080,000 265,437 (1,425,000) 0.12 ¥31.63 * The PY 2018 Dislocated Worker National Reserve amount reflects the initial appropriation; however, the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 (Pub. L. 115–245) contained a $53M rescission to the Dislocated Worker National Reserve, decreasing funding in that category to $163,865,965. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 16544 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2019 / Notices TABLE D—U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (WAGNERPEYSER) [PY 2019 vs PY 2018 Final Allotments] khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES State Final PY 2018 Final PY 2019 Difference % Difference Total Appropriated ........................................................................... Total (WIOA ES Activities) .............................................................. Alabama ........................................................................................... Alaska .............................................................................................. Arizona ............................................................................................. Arkansas .......................................................................................... California .......................................................................................... Colorado .......................................................................................... Connecticut ...................................................................................... Delaware .......................................................................................... District of Columbia ......................................................................... Florida .............................................................................................. Georgia ............................................................................................ Hawaii .............................................................................................. Idaho ................................................................................................ Illinois ............................................................................................... Indiana ............................................................................................. Iowa ................................................................................................. Kansas ............................................................................................. Kentucky .......................................................................................... Louisiana .......................................................................................... Maine ............................................................................................... Maryland .......................................................................................... Massachusetts ................................................................................. Michigan ........................................................................................... Minnesota ........................................................................................ Mississippi ........................................................................................ Missouri ............................................................................................ Montana ........................................................................................... Nebraska .......................................................................................... Nevada ............................................................................................. New Hampshire ............................................................................... New Jersey ...................................................................................... New Mexico ..................................................................................... New York ......................................................................................... North Carolina .................................................................................. North Dakota .................................................................................... Ohio ................................................................................................. Oklahoma ......................................................................................... Oregon ............................................................................................. Pennsylvania .................................................................................... Puerto Rico ...................................................................................... Rhode Island .................................................................................... South Carolina ................................................................................. South Dakota ................................................................................... Tennessee ....................................................................................... Texas ............................................................................................... Utah ................................................................................................. Vermont ........................................................................................... Virginia ............................................................................................. Washington ...................................................................................... West Virginia .................................................................................... Wisconsin ......................................................................................... Wyoming .......................................................................................... $666,413,000 663,581,000 8,908,780 7,213,442 13,165,903 5,162,355 78,345,199 10,389,581 7,574,461 1,858,689 1,988,531 38,144,961 19,921,213 2,352,566 6,010,081 27,275,919 12,602,609 6,113,562 5,469,981 8,204,609 8,977,219 3,574,138 12,141,754 13,412,552 20,064,262 10,913,401 5,475,041 11,926,706 4,911,468 5,167,751 6,016,403 2,587,728 18,492,789 5,511,533 38,073,357 19,246,083 5,001,345 23,186,548 7,052,012 8,017,942 25,958,852 6,637,872 2,334,313 9,156,790 4,622,393 12,319,202 51,437,423 5,925,522 2,165,391 15,736,130 14,707,432 5,290,785 11,632,564 3,586,277 $663,052,000 661,187,000 8,774,005 7,187,418 13,793,435 5,116,418 77,508,834 10,914,395 7,518,868 1,850,977 1,955,175 37,920,561 19,757,815 2,320,867 5,988,398 26,812,565 12,501,804 6,002,803 5,426,648 8,154,547 8,888,286 3,561,244 12,406,916 13,762,091 19,803,803 10,851,240 5,398,062 11,705,550 4,893,749 5,021,790 6,023,666 2,571,759 18,217,995 5,491,649 37,872,846 19,119,367 4,983,302 23,078,213 6,983,784 8,080,992 25,709,054 6,488,984 2,292,037 9,007,952 4,605,717 12,200,903 52,111,078 5,842,022 2,157,579 15,583,311 15,040,605 5,271,697 11,469,141 3,573,339 ($3,361,000) (2,394,000) (134,775) (26,024) 627,532 (45,937) (836,365) 524,814 (55,593) (7,712) (33,356) (224,400) (163,398) (31,699) (21,683) (463,354) (100,805) (110,759) (43,333) (50,062) (88,933) (12,894) 265,162 349,539 (260,459) (62,161) (76,979) (221,156) (17,719) (145,961) 7,263 (15,969) (274,794) (19,884) (200,511) (126,716) (18,043) (108,335) (68,228) 63,050 (249,798) (148,888) (42,276) (148,838) (16,676) (118,299) 673,655 (83,500) (7,812) (152,819) 333,173 (19,088) (163,423) (12,938) ¥0.50 ¥0.36 ¥1.51 ¥0.36 4.77 ¥0.89 ¥1.07 5.05 ¥0.73 ¥0.41 ¥1.68 ¥0.59 ¥0.82 ¥1.35 ¥0.36 ¥1.70 ¥0.80 ¥1.81 ¥0.79 ¥0.61 ¥0.99 ¥0.36 2.18 2.61 ¥1.30 ¥0.57 ¥1.41 ¥1.85 ¥0.36 ¥2.82 0.12 ¥0.62 ¥1.49 ¥0.36 ¥0.53 ¥0.66 ¥0.36 ¥0.47 ¥0.97 0.79 ¥0.96 ¥2.24 ¥1.81 ¥1.63 ¥0.36 ¥0.96 1.31 ¥1.41 ¥0.36 ¥0.97 2.27 ¥0.36 ¥1.40 ¥0.36 State Total ................................................................................ 661,963,420 659,575,256 (2,388,164) ¥0.36 Guam ............................................................................................... Virgin Islands ................................................................................... 310,505 1,307,075 309,385 1,302,359 (1,120) (4,716) ¥0.36 ¥0.36 Outlying Areas Total ................................................................. 1,617,580 1,611,744 (5,836) ¥0.36 Set asides ........................................................................................ 2,832,000 1,865,000 (967,000) ¥34.15 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 16545 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2019 / Notices TABLE E—U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION WORKFORCE INFORMATION GRANTS TO STATES [PY 2019 vs PY 2018 Allotments] khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES State PY 2018 PY 2019 Difference % Difference Total with Program Integrity ............................................................ Total ................................................................................................. Alabama ........................................................................................... Alaska .............................................................................................. Arizona ............................................................................................. Arkansas .......................................................................................... California .......................................................................................... Colorado .......................................................................................... Connecticut ...................................................................................... Delaware .......................................................................................... District of Columbia ......................................................................... Florida .............................................................................................. Georgia ............................................................................................ Hawaii .............................................................................................. Idaho ................................................................................................ Illinois ............................................................................................... Indiana ............................................................................................. Iowa ................................................................................................. Kansas ............................................................................................. Kentucky .......................................................................................... Louisiana .......................................................................................... Maine ............................................................................................... Maryland .......................................................................................... Massachusetts ................................................................................. Michigan ........................................................................................... Minnesota ........................................................................................ Mississippi ........................................................................................ Missouri ............................................................................................ Montana ........................................................................................... Nebraska .......................................................................................... Nevada ............................................................................................. New Hampshire ............................................................................... New Jersey ...................................................................................... New Mexico ..................................................................................... New York ......................................................................................... North Carolina .................................................................................. North Dakota .................................................................................... Ohio ................................................................................................. Oklahoma ......................................................................................... Oregon ............................................................................................. Pennsylvania .................................................................................... Puerto Rico ...................................................................................... Rhode Island .................................................................................... South Carolina ................................................................................. South Dakota ................................................................................... Tennessee ....................................................................................... Texas ............................................................................................... Utah ................................................................................................. Vermont ........................................................................................... Virginia ............................................................................................. Washington ...................................................................................... West Virginia .................................................................................... Wisconsin ......................................................................................... Wyoming .......................................................................................... $32,000,000 31,904,000 501,509 287,026 633,995 404,109 2,510,570 592,880 469,696 300,167 291,143 1,432,999 837,522 325,866 341,187 1,009,506 637,470 443,793 419,199 486,277 492,418 326,794 624,125 675,725 819,622 602,174 396,428 607,825 306,190 363,280 414,233 332,832 777,919 354,069 1,380,696 825,773 293,506 923,124 459,868 491,524 1,005,428 375,763 309,498 517,937 297,999 619,474 1,831,157 427,852 284,871 752,203 681,301 336,297 615,232 279,379 $32,000,000 31,915,000 499,846 286,283 638,657 402,114 2,511,591 603,421 466,938 300,696 291,586 1,438,980 845,383 324,383 343,625 1,003,089 637,315 440,689 417,133 485,469 493,089 326,438 621,902 682,901 817,191 606,323 394,080 601,213 305,519 362,694 419,001 332,496 769,792 353,927 1,378,366 827,448 292,004 920,161 461,245 492,174 992,172 372,142 309,656 514,950 297,815 623,186 1,853,513 429,719 284,761 751,857 684,703 335,764 615,121 277,883 $0 11,000 (1,663) (743) 4,662 (1,995) 1,021 10,541 (2,758) 529 443 5,981 7,861 (1,483) 2,438 (6,417) (155) (3,104) (2,066) (808) 671 (356) (2,223) 7,176 (2,431) 4,149 (2,348) (6,612) (671) (586) 4,768 (336) (8,127) (142) (2,330) 1,675 (1,502) (2,963) 1,377 650 (13,256) (3,621) 158 (2,987) (184) 3,712 22,356 1,867 (110) (346) 3,402 (533) (111) (1,496) 0.00 0.03 ¥0.33 ¥0.26 0.74 ¥0.49 0.04 1.78 ¥0.59 0.18 0.15 0.42 0.94 ¥0.46 0.71 ¥0.64 ¥0.02 ¥0.70 ¥0.49 ¥0.17 0.14 ¥0.11 ¥0.36 1.06 ¥0.30 0.69 ¥0.59 ¥1.09 ¥0.22 ¥0.16 1.15 ¥0.10 ¥1.04 ¥0.04 ¥0.17 0.20 ¥0.51 ¥0.32 0.30 0.13 ¥1.32 ¥0.96 0.05 ¥0.58 ¥0.06 0.60 1.22 0.44 ¥0.04 ¥0.05 0.50 ¥0.16 ¥0.02 ¥0.54 State Total ................................................................................ 31,727,430 31,738,404 10,974 0.03 Guam ............................................................................................... Virgin Islands ................................................................................... 92,961 83,609 92,976 83,620 15 11 0.02 0.01 Outlying Areas Total ................................................................. 176,570 176,596 26 0.01 Program Integrity set aside ............................................................. 96,000 85,000 (11,000) ¥11.46 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 16546 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2019 / Notices Molly E. Conway, Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. I. Background [FR Doc. 2019–07729 Filed 4–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standard Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice is a summary of petition for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below. DATES: All comments on the petition must be received by MSHA’s Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances on or before May 20, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by ‘‘docket number’’ on the subject line, by any of the following methods: 1. Email: zzMSHA-comments@ dol.gov. Include the docket number of the petition in the subject line of the message. 2. Facsimile: 202–693–9441. 3. Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, Virginia 22202–5452, Attention: Sheila McConnell, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. Persons delivering documents are required to check in at the receptionist’s desk in Suite 4E401. Individuals may inspect a copy of the petitions and comments during normal business hours at the address listed above. MSHA will consider only comments postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service or proof of delivery from another delivery service such as UPS or Federal Express on or before the deadline for comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Barron, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances at 202–693– 9447 (voice), barron.barbara@dol.gov (email), or 202–693–9441 (fax). [These are not toll-free numbers.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Apr 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) allows the mine operator or representative of miners to file a petition to modify the application of any mandatory safety standard to a coal or other mine if the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) determines that: 1. An alternative method of achieving the result of such standard exists which will at all times guarantee no less than the same measure of protection afforded the miners of such mine by such standard; or 2. That the application of such standard to such mine will result in a diminution of safety to the miners in such mine. In addition, the regulations at 30 CFR 44.10 and 44.11 establish the requirements and procedures for filing petitions for modification. II. Petition for Modification Docket Number: M–2019–001–M. Petitioner: Genesis Alkali, LLC, 1801 Wewatta St., Suite 1000, Denver, Colorado 80202. Mine: Genesis Alkali @WESTVACO, MSHA I.D. No. 48–00152, located in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 57.22305 (Approved equipment (III mines)). Modification Request: Petitioner seeks to allow for the installation of one or more submersible pumps at Westvaco mine. The first pump would be installed at Westvaco’s Extraction Well #5 (EW#5). The petitioner states that: (1) Westvaco is an underground trona mine. Since 1988, underground tailings disposal and secondary resource recovery have been part of the mining operation. Sections of mine workings have been abandoned and flooded with water/tailings. There is no access to these areas by miners due to the topography of the mine. As the tailings dewater in the mine, the water becomes a solution that recovers trona left by the room and pillar mining techniques employed in these abandoned areas. (2) Petitioner plans to install submersible pumps through wells from the surface to access this impounded trona-bearing liquor. The pumps will be strategically placed in the topographically lowest developments to ensure a flooded condition. Westvaco currently has monitor wells near these areas which indicate the areas are flooded with water completely. As further assurance of flooded conditions, the wells will be drilled through the mine floor to countersink the pumps an additional depth to ensure the pumps’ PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 intakes and motors remain below the mine floor. The pump motors, by design, are positioned below the pump intake to prevent the pump from drying the hole out. Specifically, the pump system’s design ensures that the electrical components will be submerged, preventing their exposure to the mine’s ambient air. (3) The proposed pump system at Westvaco will be installed from the surface. The pump system(s) will be lowered underground via EW#5, into the northwest area of Westvaco that is permanently abandoned and has been inactive for more than twenty years. EW#5 is approximately 10,200 feet away from the nearest hoist and travelway. The distance between EW#5 and the areas of Westvaco where miners will be working and traveling is at least 15,000 feet, if not more. (4) After the bore mining and longwall operations in the northwest corner of Westvaco had finished, petitioner intentionally flooded that area in the mid 1980s. By flooding that area, petitioner can engage in liquid/solution mining to recover trona from the gob. The topography of the mine area allows water levels in the flooded area to be deep enough to ‘‘top out’’ against the roof, effectively filling the entire region of the abandoned mine area. Along with this water barrier, petitioner installed barricades (stoppings) on the flooded area’s perimeter. The barricades are comprised of 6″ x 8″ x 24″ wood blocks, installed rib-to-rib and floor-to-roof. Petitioner uses foam sealant around the edges of each barricade. Therefore, there are two physical designs—the wooden blocks and the impoundment—to prevent miners from accidentally or intentionally accessing the permanently abandoned area from the active longwall and bore miner operations. (5) The submersible pump systems will be installed from the surface into the permanently abandoned, flooded areas. Westvaco miners will not be involved in the extraction of the trona solution because they cannot access the area due to the water levels and the barricades. (6) The permanently abandoned area at Westvaco is not ventilated; therefore, the air current(s) at Westvaco do not flow through the area. In addition, there are several factors that would inhibit any accumulated methane that was in the abandoned area from entering the fresh air current at Westvaco. These factors are: —The impounded area is unventilated, meaning the airflow in that location will fluctuate as a function of temperature and pressures of the E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1

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Employment and Training Administration


Program Year (PY) 2019 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act 
(WIOA) Allotments; PY 2019 Wagner-Peyser Act Final Allotments and PY 
2019 Workforce Information Grants

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces allotments for PY 2019 for WIOA Title I 
Youth, Adult and Dislocated Worker Activities programs; final 
allotments for Employment Service (ES) activities under the Wagner-
Peyser Act for PY 2019 and the allotments of Workforce Information 
Grants to States for PY 2019.
    WIOA allotments for states and the state final allotments for the 
Wagner-Peyser Act are based on formulas defined in their respective 
statutes. WIOA requires allotments for the Outlying Areas to be 
competitively awarded rather than based on a formula determined by the 
Secretary of Labor (Secretary) as occurred under the Workforce 
Investment Act (WIA). However, for PY 2019, the Department of Defense 
and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 
2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 waives the competition 
requirement, and the Secretary is using the discretionary formula 
rationale and methodology for allocating PY 2019 funds for the Outlying 
Areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana 
Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the United States Virgin Islands) 
that was published in the Federal Register on February 17, 2000. WIOA 
specifically included the Republic of Palau as an Outlying Area, except 
during any period for which the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of 
Education determine that a Compact of Free Association is in effect and 
contains provisions for training and education assistance prohibiting 
the assistance provided under WIOA; no such determinations prohibiting 
assistance have been made. The formula that the Department of Labor 
(Department) used for PY 2019 is the same formula used in PY 2018 and 
is described in the section on Youth Activities program allotments. The 
Department invites comments only on the formula used to allot funds to 
the Outlying Areas.

DATES: The Department must receive comments on the formula used to 
allot funds to the Outlying Areas by May 20, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Employment and Training 
Administration (ETA), Office of Financial Administration, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4702, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: 
Ms. Anita Harvey, email: [email protected].
    Commenters are advised that mail delivery in the Washington area 
may be delayed due to security concerns. The Department will receive 
hand-delivered comments at the above address. All overnight mail will 
be considered hand-delivered and must be received at the designated 
place by the date specified above.
    Please submit your comments by only one method. The Department will 
not review comments received by means other than those listed above or 
that it receives after the comment period has closed.
    Comments: The Department will retain all comments on this notice 
and will release them upon request via email to any member of the 
public. The Department also will make all the comments it receives 
available for public inspection by appointment during normal business 
hours at the above address. If you need assistance to review the 
comments, the Department will provide you with appropriate aids such as 
readers or print magnifiers. The Department will make copies of this 
notice available, upon request, in large print, Braille, and electronic 
file. The Department also will consider providing the notice in other 
formats upon request. To schedule an appointment to review the comments 
and/or obtain the notice in an alternative format, contact Ms. Harvey 
using the information provided above. The Department will retain all 
comments received without making any changes to the comments, including 
any personal information provided. The Department therefore cautions 
commenters not to include their personal information such as Social 
Security Numbers, personal addresses, telephone numbers, and email 
addresses in their comments; this information would be released with 
the comment if the comments are requested. It is the commenter's 
responsibility to safeguard his or her information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: WIOA Youth Activities allotments--Evan 
Rosenberg at (202) 693-3593 or LaSharn Youngblood at (202) 693-3606; 
WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker Activities and ES final allotments--
Andrew Ridgeway at (202) 693-3536; Workforce Information Grant 
allotments--Donald Haughton at (202) 693-2784. Individuals with hearing 
or speech impairments may access the telephone numbers above via TTY by 
calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1-877-889-
5627 (TTY/TDD).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is announcing WIOA allotments 
for PY 2019 for Youth Activities, Adults and Dislocated Worker 
Activities, Wagner-Peyser Act PY 2019 final allotments, and PY 2019 
Workforce Information Grant allotments. This notice provides 
information on the amount of funds available during PY 2019 to states 
with an approved WIOA Combined or Unified State Plan, and information 
regarding allotments to the Outlying Areas.
    On September 28, 2018, the Department of Defense and Labor, Health 
and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and 
Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019, Public Law 115-245 was signed into 
law (``the Act''). The Act, Division B, Title I, Sections 106(b) and 
107 of the Act allows the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to set aside 
up to 0.5 percent of each discretionary appropriation for activities 
related to program integrity and 0.75 percent of most operating funds 
for evaluations. For 2019, as authorized by the Act, the Department has 
set aside $7,774,000 of the Training and Employment Services (TES) and 
$1,950,000 of the State Unemployment Insurance and Employment Services 
Operations (SUIESO) appropriations for these activities. ETA reserved 
these funds from the WIOA Adult, Youth, Dislocated Worker, Wagner-
Peyser Act Employment Service, and Workforce Information Grant program 
budgets. Any funds not utilized for these reserve activities will be 
provided to the states. We also have attached tables listing the PY 
2019 allotments for programs under WIOA Title I Youth Activities (Table 
A), Adult and Dislocated Workers Employment and Training Activities 
(Tables B and C, respectively), and the PY 2019 Wagner-Peyser Act final 
allotments (Table D). We also have attached the PY 2019 Workforce 
Information Grant table (Table E).
    Youth Activities Allotments. The appropriated level for PY 2019 for 
WIOA Youth Activities totals $903,416,000. After reducing the 
appropriation by $2,625,000 for set asides authorized by the Act, 
$900,791,000, is available for Youth Activities. Table A includes a

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breakdown of the Youth Activities program allotments for PY 2019 and 
provides a comparison of these allotments to PY 2018 Youth Activities 
allotments for all States and Outlying Areas. For the Native American 
Youth program, the total amount available is 1.5 percent of the total 
amount for Youth Activities (after the evaluations and program 
integrity set-asides), in accordance with WIOA section 127. The total 
funding available for the Outlying Areas was reserved at 0.25 percent 
of the amount appropriated for Youth Activities (after the evaluations 
and program integrity set asides) after the amount reserved for Native 
American Youth (in accordance with WIOA section 127(b)(1)(B)(i)). On 
December 17, 2003, Public Law 108-188, the Compact of Free Association 
Amendments Act of 2003 (``the Compact''), was signed into law. The 
Compact specified that the Republic of Palau remained eligible for WIA 
Title I funding. See 48 U.S.C 1921d(f)(1)(B)(ix). WIOA sec. 512(g)(1) 
updated the Compact to refer to WIOA funding. The Department of Defense 
and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 
2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 (Division B, Title III, 
Section 303 of Pub. L. 115-245) authorized WIOA Title I funding to 
Palau through FY 2019.
    Under WIA, the Secretary had discretion for determining the 
methodology for distributing funds to all Outlying Areas. Under WIOA 
the Secretary must award the funds through a competitive process. 
However, for PY 2019, the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and 
Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing 
Appropriations Act, 2019 waives the competition requirement regarding 
funding to Outlying Areas (e.g., American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth 
of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the United 
States Virgin Islands). For PY 2019, the Department used the same 
methodology used since PY 2000 (i.e., we distribute funds among the 
Outlying Areas by formula based on relative share of the number of 
unemployed, a minimum of 90 percent of the prior year allotment 
percentage, a $75,000 minimum, and a 130 percent stop gain of the prior 
year share). For the relative share calculation in PY 2019, the 
Department continued to use the data obtained from the 2010 Census for 
American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, 
and the United States Virgin Islands. For the Republic of Palau, the 
Department used data from Palau's 2015 Census. The Department will 
accept comments on this methodology.
    After the Department calculated the amount for the Outlying Areas 
and the Native American program, the amount available for PY 2019 
allotments to the states is $885,060,937. This total amount is below 
the required $1 billion threshold specified in WIOA sec. 
127(b)(1)(C)(iv)(IV); therefore, the Department did not apply the WIOA 
additional minimum provisions. Instead, as required by WIOA, the 
minimums of 90 percent of the prior year allotment percentage and 0.25 
percent state minimum floor apply. The Department used this same 
methodology to set a floor on the annual variation in allotments almost 
continuously for more than two decades. See sec. 262(b)(2) of the Job 
Training Partnership Act (JTPA) (Pub. L. 97-300), (as amended by sec. 
207 of the Job Training Reform Amendments of 1992, Pub. L. 102-367); 
sec. 127(b)(1)(C)(iv)(IV) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (Pub. 
L. 105-220). WIOA also provides that no state may receive an allotment 
that is more than 130 percent of the allotment percentage for the state 
for the previous year. The three data factors required by WIOA sec. 
127(b)(1)(C)(ii) for the PY 2019 Youth Activities state formula 
allotments are, summarized slightly, as follows:

    (1) The average number of unemployed individuals in Areas of 
Substantial Unemployment (ASUs) for the 12-month period, July 2017-
June 2018 in each state compared to the total number of unemployed 
individuals in ASUs for all states;
    (2) Number of excess unemployed individuals or excess unemployed 
individuals in ASUs (depending on which is higher) averages for the 
same 12-month period used for ASU unemployed data compared to the 
total excess number in all states; and
    (3) Number of disadvantaged youth (age 16 to 21, excluding 
college students not in the workforce and military) from special 
tabulations of data from the American Community Survey (ACS), which 
the Department obtained from the Census Bureau in each state 
compared to the total number of disadvantaged youth in all states. 
ETA obtained updated data for use in PY 2018 and the same data must 
be used in PY 2019. The Census Bureau collected the data used in the 
special tabulations for disadvantaged youth between January 1, 2011-
December 31, 2015.

For purposes of identifying ASUs for the Youth Activities allotment 
formula, the Department continued to use the data made available by BLS 
(as described in the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) 
Technical Memorandum No. S-18-15). For purposes of determining the 
number of disadvantaged youth, the Department used the special 
tabulations of ACS data available at http://www.doleta.gov/budget/disadvantagedYouthAdults.cfm.
    See TEGL No. 14-17 for further information.
    Adult Employment and Training Activities Allotments. The total 
appropriated funds for Adult Activities in PY 2019 is $845,556,000. 
After reducing the appropriated amount by $2,069,000 for set asides 
authorized by the Act, $843,487,000 remains for Adult Activities, of 
which $841,378,282 is for states and $2,108,718 is for Outlying Areas. 
Table B shows the PY 2019 Adult Employment and Training Activities 
allotments and a state-by-state comparison of the PY 2019 allotments to 
PY 2018 allotments.
    In accordance with WIOA, the Department reserved the total 
available for the Outlying Areas at 0.25 percent of the full amount 
appropriated for Adult Activities (after the evaluations and program 
integrity set-asides). As discussed in the Youth Activities section 
above, in PY 2019 the Department will distribute the Adult Activities 
funding for the Outlying Areas, using the same principles, formula, and 
data as used for outlying areas for Youth Activities. The Department 
will accept comments on this methodology. After determining the amount 
for the Outlying Areas, the Department used the statutory formula to 
distribute the remaining amount available for allotments to the states. 
The Department did not apply the WIOA minimum provisions for the PY 
2019 allotments because the total amount available for the states was 
below the $960 million threshold required for Adult Activities in WIOA 
sec. 132(b)(1)(B)(iv)(IV). Instead, as required by WIOA, the minimums 
of 90 percent of the prior year allotment percentage and 0.25 percent 
state minimum floor apply. As noted above, the Department applied this 
same methodology to set a floor on the annual variation in allotments 
almost continuously for more than two decades. WIOA also provides that 
no state may receive an allotment that is more than 130 percent of the 
allotment percentage for the state for the previous year. The three 
formula data factors for the Adult Activities program are the same as 
those used for the Youth Activities formula, except the Department used 
data for the number of disadvantaged adults (age 22 to 72, excluding 
college students not in the workforce and military).
    Dislocated Worker Employment and Training Activities Allotments. 
The amount appropriated for Dislocated

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Worker activities in PY 2019 totals $1,261,719,000. The total 
appropriation includes formula funds for the states, while the National 
Reserve is used for National Dislocated Worker Grants, technical 
assistance and training, demonstration projects, and the Outlying 
Areas' Dislocated Worker allotments. After reducing the appropriated 
amount by $3,080,000 for set asides authorized by the Act, a total of 
$1,258,639,000 remains available for Dislocated Worker activities. The 
amount available for Outlying Areas is $3,146,598, leaving $217,131,402 
for the National Reserve and a total of $1,038,361,000 available for 
states. Table C shows the PY 2019 Dislocated Worker activities 
allotments and a state-by-state comparison of the PY 2019 allotments to 
PY 2018 allotments.
    Similar to the Adult Activities program, the Department reserved 
the total available for the Outlying Areas at 0.25 percent of the full 
amount appropriated for Dislocated Worker Activities (after the 
evaluations and program integrity set-asides). Similar to Youth and 
Adult funds, instead of competition, in PY 2019 the Department will use 
the same pro rata share as the areas received for the PY 2019 WIOA 
Adult Activities program to distribute the Outlying Areas' Dislocated 
Worker funds, the same methodology used in PY 2018. The Department will 
accept comments on this methodology.
    The three data factors required in WIOA sec. 132(b)(2)(B)(ii) for 
the PY 2019 Dislocated Worker state formula allotments are, summarized 
slightly, as follows:
    (1) Relative number of unemployed, averages for the 12-month 
period, October 2017-September 2018;
    (2) Relative number of excess unemployed individuals, averages for 
the 12-month period, October 2017-September 2018; and
    (3) Relative number of long-term unemployed, averages for the 12-
month period, October 2017-September 2018.
    In PY 2019, under WIOA the Dislocated Worker formula uses minimum 
and maximum provisions. No state may receive an allotment that is less 
than 90 percent of the state's prior year allotment percentage (stop 
loss) or more than 130 percent of the state's prior year allotment 
percentage (stop gain).
    Low unemployment rates in the states have impacted the excess 
unemployment data factor in the WIOA Dislocated Worker formula. The 
excess unemployment rate of 4.5 percent and low unemployment result in 
all states triggering either their statutorily required stop loss or 
stop gain provision, with some PY 2019 funding undistributed. WIOA 
specifically prohibits distributing an amount to a state that is more 
than its stop gain limit. Based on this statutory limitation, the 
Department distributed the remaining balance of funds according to the 
formula driven relative share of all states triggering the stop loss 
provision.
    Wagner-Peyser Act ES Final Allotments. The appropriated level for 
PY 2019 for ES grants totals $663,052,000. After reducing the 
appropriated amount by $1,865,000 for set asides authorized by the Act, 
a total of $661,187,000 remains available for ES programs. After 
determining the funding for Guam and the United States Virgin Islands, 
the Department calculated allotments to states using the formula set 
forth at section 6 of the Wagner-Peyser Act (29 U.S.C. 49e). The 
Department based PY 2019 formula allotments on each state's share of 
calendar year 2018 monthly averages of the civilian labor force (CLF) 
and unemployment. Section 6(b)(4) of the Wagner-Peyser Act requires the 
Secretary to set aside up to three percent of the total funds available 
for ES to ensure that each state will have sufficient resources to 
maintain statewide ES activities. In accordance with this provision, 
the Department included the three percent set aside funds in this total 
allotment. The Department distributed the set-aside funds in two steps 
to states that have experienced a reduction in their relative share of 
the total resources available this year from their relative share of 
the total resources available the previous year. In Step 1, states that 
have a CLF below one million and are also below the median CLF density 
were maintained at 100 percent of their relative share of prior year 
resources. ETA calculated the median CLF density based on CLF data 
provided by the BLS for calendar year 2018. The Department distributed 
all remaining set-aside funds on a pro-rata basis in Step 2 to all 
other states experiencing reductions in relative share from the prior 
year but not meeting the size and density criteria for Step 1. The 
distribution of ES funds (Table D) includes $659,575,256 for states, as 
well as $1,611,744 for Outlying Areas.
    Section 7(a) of the Wagner-Peyser Act (49 U.S.C. 49f(a)) authorizes 
states to use 90 percent of funds allotted to a state for labor 
exchange services and other career services such as job search and 
placement services to job seekers; appropriate recruitment services for 
employers; program evaluations; developing and providing labor market 
and occupational information; developing management information 
systems; and administering the work test for unemployment insurance 
claimants. Section 7(b) of the Wagner-Peyser Act states that 10 percent 
of the total sums allotted to each state must be reserved for use by 
the Governor to provide performance incentives for public ES offices 
and programs, provide services for groups with special needs, and to 
provide for the extra costs of exemplary models for delivering services 
of the type described in section 7(a) and models for enhancing 
professional development and career advancement opportunities of state 
agency staff.
    Beginning in PY 2019, ETA will begin conducting a pilot to collect 
information about administrative costs at the State and local levels 
under the Wagner-Peyser Act, in accordance with the directive 
established in the FY 2019 Joint Explanatory Statement. This pilot will 
inform ETA and Congressional stakeholders about the services and costs 
of the Wagner-Peyser Act going forward. States can indicate their 
interest in the pilot by contacting their Regional Office.
    Workforce Information Grants Allotments. Total PY 2019 funding for 
Workforce Information Grants allotments to states is $32,000,000. After 
reducing the total by $85,000 for program integrity, $31,915,000 is 
available for Workforce Information Grants. Table E contains the 
allotment figures for each state and Outlying Area. The Department 
distributes the funds by administrative formula, with a reserve of 
$176,596 for Guam and the United States Virgin Islands. Guam and the 
United States Virgin Islands allotment amounts are partially based on 
CLF data. The Department distributes the remaining funds to the states 
with 40 percent distributed equally to all states and 60 percent 
distributed based on each state's share of CLF for the 12 months ending 
September 2018.

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 Table A--U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration WIOA Youth Activities State Allotments
                            [Comparison of PY 2019 Allotments vs PY 2018 Allotments]
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                  State                        PY 2018           PY 2019         Difference       % Difference
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Total Appropriated......................      $903,416,000      $903,416,000                $0              0.00
Total (WIOA Youth Activities)...........       899,577,000       900,791,000         1,214,000              0.13
Alabama.................................        16,810,423        15,149,798       (1,660,625)             -9.88
Alaska..................................         3,248,821         4,229,167           980,346             30.18
Arizona.................................        22,132,740        25,610,047         3,477,307             15.71
Arkansas................................         6,559,046         5,911,108         (647,938)             -9.88
California..............................       122,420,854       119,017,698       (3,403,156)             -2.78
Colorado................................         9,356,087         8,431,842         (924,245)             -9.88
Connecticut.............................        10,136,991        10,709,715           572,724              5.65
Delaware................................         2,209,670         2,212,652             2,982              0.13
District of Columbia....................         3,369,642         4,331,649           962,007             28.55
Florida.................................        50,918,130        45,888,161       (5,029,969)             -9.88
Georgia.................................        25,691,083        23,153,178       (2,537,905)             -9.88
Hawaii..................................         2,209,670         2,212,652             2,982              0.13
Idaho...................................         2,463,432         2,220,081         (243,351)             -9.88
Illinois................................        42,733,627        41,773,340         (960,287)             -2.25
Indiana.................................        14,277,065        12,866,699       (1,410,366)             -9.88
Iowa....................................         4,779,676         4,307,514         (472,162)             -9.88
Kansas..................................         5,170,980         4,660,163         (510,817)             -9.88
Kentucky................................        13,770,245        13,375,729         (394,516)             -2.86
Louisiana...............................        17,165,657        15,924,333       (1,241,324)             -7.23
Maine...................................         2,684,527         2,419,335         (265,192)             -9.88
Maryland................................        12,474,601        14,546,358         2,071,757             16.61
Massachusetts...........................        13,047,645        12,354,890         (692,755)             -5.31
Michigan................................        28,612,013        34,878,283         6,266,270             21.90
Minnesota...............................        10,094,772         9,097,556         (997,216)             -9.88
Mississippi.............................        10,053,302        10,396,417           343,115              3.41
Missouri................................        14,066,190        12,676,655       (1,389,535)             -9.88
Montana.................................         2,209,670         2,280,623            70,953              3.21
Nebraska................................         2,656,124         2,862,935           206,811              7.79
Nevada..................................         9,261,869         9,921,829           659,960              7.13
New Hampshire...........................         2,209,670         2,212,652             2,982              0.13
New Jersey..............................        20,831,255        24,036,015         3,204,760             15.38
New Mexico..............................         9,176,874         9,124,699          (52,175)             -0.57
New York................................        50,223,205        62,137,502        11,914,297             23.72
North Carolina..........................        27,731,837        27,582,642         (149,195)             -0.54
North Dakota............................         2,209,670         2,212,652             2,982              0.13
Ohio....................................        36,354,942        41,626,582         5,271,640             14.50
Oklahoma................................         9,577,406         8,631,298         (946,108)             -9.88
Oregon..................................         9,572,222         8,626,626         (945,596)             -9.88
Pennsylvania............................        39,419,602        36,515,461       (2,904,141)             -7.37
Puerto Rico.............................        26,554,369        29,825,410         3,271,041             12.32
Rhode Island............................         3,347,101         3,395,462            48,361              1.44
South Carolina..........................        13,017,374        11,731,447       (1,285,927)             -9.88
South Dakota............................         2,209,670         2,212,652             2,982              0.13
Tennessee...............................        17,503,950        15,774,815       (1,729,135)             -9.88
Texas...................................        75,959,298        68,455,626       (7,503,672)             -9.88
Utah....................................         3,656,938         3,538,726         (118,212)             -3.23
Vermont.................................         2,209,670         2,212,652             2,982              0.13
Virginia................................        13,158,915        11,859,006       (1,299,909)             -9.88
Washington..............................        19,115,058        21,151,649         2,036,591             10.65
West Virginia...........................         5,837,010         6,472,612           635,602             10.89
Wisconsin...............................        11,197,879        10,091,692       (1,106,187)             -9.88
Wyoming.................................         2,209,670         2,212,652             2,982              0.13
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    State Total.........................       883,868,137       885,060,937         1,192,800              0.13
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American Samoa..........................           236,754           237,085               331              0.14
Guam....................................           803,615           804,738             1,123              0.14
Northern Marianas.......................           439,064           439,677               613              0.14
Palau...................................            75,000            75,000                 0              0.00
Virgin Islands..........................           660,775           661,698               923              0.14
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    Outlying Areas Total................         2,215,208         2,218,198             2,990              0.13
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Native Americans........................        13,493,655        13,511,865            18,210              0.13
Set asides..............................         3,839,000         2,625,000       (1,214,000)            -31.62
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 Table B--U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration WIOA Adult Activities State Allotments
                            [Comparison of PY 2019 Allotments vs PY 2018 Allotments]
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                  State                        PY 2018           PY 2019         Difference       % Difference
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Total Appropriated......................      $845,556,000      $845,556,000                $0              0.00
Total (WIOA Adult Activities)...........       842,530,000       843,487,000           957,000              0.11
Alabama.................................        16,327,908        14,711,809       (1,616,099)             -9.90
Alaska..................................         3,040,398         3,957,007           916,609             30.15
Arizona.................................        20,986,794        24,282,345         3,295,551             15.70
Arkansas................................         6,270,928         5,650,246         (620,682)             -9.90
California..............................       117,884,993       114,617,248       (3,267,745)             -2.77
Colorado................................         8,702,463         7,841,113         (861,350)             -9.90
Connecticut.............................         9,369,933         9,742,854           372,921              3.98
Delaware................................         2,101,059         2,103,446             2,387              0.11
District of Columbia....................         2,986,342         3,886,654           900,312             30.15
Florida.................................        51,443,034        46,351,320       (5,091,714)             -9.90
Georgia.................................        24,685,866        22,242,515       (2,443,351)             -9.90
Hawaii..................................         2,101,059         2,103,446             2,387              0.11
Idaho...................................         2,294,967         2,103,446         (191,521)             -8.35
Illinois................................        40,226,996        39,309,891         (917,105)             -2.28
Indiana.................................        12,986,088        11,700,755       (1,285,333)             -9.90
Iowa....................................         3,393,197         3,057,346         (335,851)             -9.90
Kansas..................................         4,357,065         3,925,813         (431,252)             -9.90
Kentucky................................        13,740,037        13,357,433         (382,604)             -2.78
Louisiana...............................        16,647,287        15,462,994       (1,184,293)             -7.11
Maine...................................         2,445,449         2,203,404         (242,045)             -9.90
Maryland................................        11,611,741        13,998,991         2,387,250             20.56
Massachusetts...........................        11,674,227        10,518,739       (1,155,488)             -9.90
Michigan................................        26,127,450        32,076,546         5,949,096             22.77
Minnesota...............................         8,472,215         7,633,654         (838,561)             -9.90
Mississippi.............................         9,681,200        10,003,654           322,454              3.33
Missouri................................        13,103,150        11,806,230       (1,296,920)             -9.90
Montana.................................         2,101,059         2,103,446             2,387              0.11
Nebraska................................         2,101,059         2,135,850            34,791              1.66
Nevada..................................         9,036,927         9,719,349           682,422              7.55
New Hampshire...........................         2,101,059         2,103,446             2,387              0.11
New Jersey..............................        20,187,420        23,630,205         3,442,785             17.05
New Mexico..............................         8,901,122         8,848,216          (52,906)             -0.59
New York................................        49,370,737        60,652,953        11,282,216             22.85
North Carolina..........................        26,346,674        26,199,337         (147,337)             -0.56
North Dakota............................         2,101,059         2,103,446             2,387              0.11
Ohio....................................        33,780,803        38,782,006         5,001,203             14.80
Oklahoma................................         9,074,610         8,176,426         (898,184)             -9.90
Oregon..................................         9,188,900         8,279,404         (909,496)             -9.90
Pennsylvania............................        36,348,863        33,593,768       (2,755,095)             -7.58
Puerto Rico.............................        27,814,371        30,891,828         3,077,457             11.06
Rhode Island............................         2,873,156         2,907,668            34,512              1.20
South Carolina..........................        12,570,393        11,326,204       (1,244,189)             -9.90
South Dakota............................         2,101,059         2,103,446             2,387              0.11
Tennessee...............................        17,019,935        15,335,341       (1,684,594)             -9.90
Texas...................................        71,907,136        64,789,931       (7,117,205)             -9.90
Utah....................................         2,867,024         2,759,043         (107,981)             -3.77
Vermont.................................         2,101,059         2,103,446             2,387              0.11
Virginia................................        12,272,091        11,057,427       (1,214,664)             -9.90
Washington..............................        18,013,252        19,943,123         1,929,871             10.71
West Virginia...........................         5,809,726         6,366,593           556,867              9.59
Wisconsin...............................         9,671,276         8,714,035         (957,241)             -9.90
Wyoming.................................         2,101,059         2,103,446             2,387              0.11
                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    State Total.........................       840,423,675       841,378,282           954,607              0.11
                                         =======================================================================
American Samoa..........................           224,709           224,974               265              0.12
Guam....................................           762,731           763,630               899              0.12
Northern Marianas.......................           416,727           417,217               490              0.12
Palau...................................            75,000            75,000                 0              0.00
Virgin Islands..........................           627,158           627,897               739              0.12
                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Outlying Areas Total................         2,106,325         2,108,718             2,393              0.11
                                         =======================================================================
Set asides..............................         3,026,000         2,069,000         (957,000)            -31.63
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Table C--U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration WIOA Dislocated Worker Activities State
                                                   Allotments
                            [Comparison of PY 2019 Allotments vs PY 2018 Allotments]
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                  State                        PY 2018           PY 2019         Difference       % Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Appropriated......................    $1,261,719,000    $1,261,719,000                $0              0.00
Total (WIOA Dislocated Worker                1,257,214,000     1,258,639,000         1,425,000              0.11
 Activities)............................
Alabama.................................        19,335,341        18,299,000       (1,036,341)             -5.36
Alaska..................................         4,914,486         6,395,952         1,481,466             30.14
Arizona.................................        23,243,426        30,250,131         7,006,705             30.14
Arkansas................................         6,402,024         6,217,966         (184,058)             -2.87
California..............................       154,748,352       147,573,118       (7,175,234)             -4.64
Colorado................................        10,170,702        10,043,592         (127,110)             -1.25
Connecticut.............................        14,663,263        14,161,792         (501,471)             -3.42
Delaware................................         2,460,357         2,402,111          (58,246)             -2.37
District of Columbia....................         6,483,476         8,437,913         1,954,437             30.14
Florida.................................        53,690,026        52,121,208       (1,568,818)             -2.92
Georgia.................................        40,436,884        38,491,175       (1,945,709)             -4.81
Hawaii..................................         1,620,164         1,604,310          (15,854)             -0.98
Idaho...................................         1,968,746         1,956,691          (12,055)             -0.61
Illinois................................        62,900,780        59,425,694       (3,475,086)             -5.52
Indiana.................................        14,082,228        13,659,352         (422,876)             -3.00
Iowa....................................         4,142,800         4,116,302          (26,498)             -0.64
Kansas..................................         4,670,889         4,618,755          (52,134)             -1.12
Kentucky................................        17,761,938        16,788,605         (973,333)             -5.48
Louisiana...............................        20,736,157        21,209,720           473,563              2.28
Maine...................................         2,682,153         2,598,431          (83,722)             -3.12
Maryland................................        15,334,717        15,260,868          (73,849)             -0.48
Massachusetts...........................        15,877,010        15,766,252         (110,758)             -0.70
Michigan................................        29,925,227        28,882,600       (1,042,627)             -3.48
Minnesota...............................         8,704,633         8,618,483          (86,150)             -0.99
Mississippi.............................        12,774,770        12,818,139            43,369              0.34
Missouri................................        14,147,654        13,726,081         (421,573)             -2.98
Montana.................................         1,561,056         1,585,502            24,446              1.57
Nebraska................................         2,397,862         2,404,721             6,859              0.29
Nevada..................................        13,919,978        14,008,800            88,822              0.64
New Hampshire...........................         1,758,303         1,775,681            17,378              0.99
New Jersey..............................        32,030,331        31,152,114         (878,217)             -2.74
New Mexico..............................        13,667,703        17,787,817         4,120,114             30.14
New York................................        51,523,652        50,806,192         (717,460)             -1.39
North Carolina..........................        30,181,355        29,098,556       (1,082,799)             -3.59
North Dakota............................           812,015           825,249            13,234              1.63
Ohio....................................        39,677,597        38,603,870       (1,073,727)             -2.71
Oklahoma................................         7,724,855         7,577,124         (147,731)             -1.91
Oregon..................................        11,670,127        11,249,816         (420,311)             -3.60
Pennsylvania............................        53,520,091        51,039,332       (2,480,759)             -4.64
Puerto Rico.............................        44,468,015        57,872,849        13,404,834             30.14
Rhode Island............................         4,131,237         3,963,193         (168,044)             -4.07
South Carolina..........................        15,513,622        14,897,573         (616,049)             -3.97
South Dakota............................         1,163,056         1,177,194            14,138              1.22
Tennessee...............................        19,103,308        18,162,357         (940,951)             -4.93
Texas...................................        62,116,365        61,014,319       (1,102,046)             -1.77
Utah....................................         4,395,205         4,316,698          (78,507)             -1.79
Vermont.................................           859,693           865,748             6,055              0.70
Virginia................................        13,985,434        13,818,609         (166,825)             -1.19
Washington..............................        26,777,856        26,634,849         (143,007)             -0.53
West Virginia...........................         7,499,981         9,760,842         2,260,861             30.14
Wisconsin...............................        11,769,133        11,431,285         (337,848)             -2.87
Wyoming.................................         1,098,967         1,086,469          (12,498)             -1.14
                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    State Total.........................     1,037,205,000     1,038,361,000         1,156,000              0.11
                                         =======================================================================
American Samoa..........................           335,308           335,703               395              0.12
Guam....................................         1,138,139         1,139,477             1,338              0.12
Northern Marianas.......................           621,836           622,565               729              0.12
Palau...................................           111,914           111,914                 0              0.00
Virgin Islands..........................           935,838           936,939             1,101              0.12
                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Outlying Areas Total................         3,143,035         3,146,598             3,563              0.11
                                         =======================================================================
National Reserve *......................       216,865,965       217,131,402           265,437              0.12
Set asides..............................         4,505,000         3,080,000       (1,425,000)            -31.63
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* The PY 2018 Dislocated Worker National Reserve amount reflects the initial appropriation; however, the
  Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and
  Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 (Pub. L. 115-245) contained a $53M rescission to the Dislocated Worker
  National Reserve, decreasing funding in that category to $163,865,965.


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   Table D--U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Employment Service (Wagner-Peyser)
                                      [PY 2019 vs PY 2018 Final Allotments]
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                  State                     Final PY 2018     Final PY 2019      Difference       % Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Appropriated......................      $666,413,000      $663,052,000      ($3,361,000)             -0.50
Total (WIOA ES Activities)..............       663,581,000       661,187,000       (2,394,000)             -0.36
Alabama.................................         8,908,780         8,774,005         (134,775)             -1.51
Alaska..................................         7,213,442         7,187,418          (26,024)             -0.36
Arizona.................................        13,165,903        13,793,435           627,532              4.77
Arkansas................................         5,162,355         5,116,418          (45,937)             -0.89
California..............................        78,345,199        77,508,834         (836,365)             -1.07
Colorado................................        10,389,581        10,914,395           524,814              5.05
Connecticut.............................         7,574,461         7,518,868          (55,593)             -0.73
Delaware................................         1,858,689         1,850,977           (7,712)             -0.41
District of Columbia....................         1,988,531         1,955,175          (33,356)             -1.68
Florida.................................        38,144,961        37,920,561         (224,400)             -0.59
Georgia.................................        19,921,213        19,757,815         (163,398)             -0.82
Hawaii..................................         2,352,566         2,320,867          (31,699)             -1.35
Idaho...................................         6,010,081         5,988,398          (21,683)             -0.36
Illinois................................        27,275,919        26,812,565         (463,354)             -1.70
Indiana.................................        12,602,609        12,501,804         (100,805)             -0.80
Iowa....................................         6,113,562         6,002,803         (110,759)             -1.81
Kansas..................................         5,469,981         5,426,648          (43,333)             -0.79
Kentucky................................         8,204,609         8,154,547          (50,062)             -0.61
Louisiana...............................         8,977,219         8,888,286          (88,933)             -0.99
Maine...................................         3,574,138         3,561,244          (12,894)             -0.36
Maryland................................        12,141,754        12,406,916           265,162              2.18
Massachusetts...........................        13,412,552        13,762,091           349,539              2.61
Michigan................................        20,064,262        19,803,803         (260,459)             -1.30
Minnesota...............................        10,913,401        10,851,240          (62,161)             -0.57
Mississippi.............................         5,475,041         5,398,062          (76,979)             -1.41
Missouri................................        11,926,706        11,705,550         (221,156)             -1.85
Montana.................................         4,911,468         4,893,749          (17,719)             -0.36
Nebraska................................         5,167,751         5,021,790         (145,961)             -2.82
Nevada..................................         6,016,403         6,023,666             7,263              0.12
New Hampshire...........................         2,587,728         2,571,759          (15,969)             -0.62
New Jersey..............................        18,492,789        18,217,995         (274,794)             -1.49
New Mexico..............................         5,511,533         5,491,649          (19,884)             -0.36
New York................................        38,073,357        37,872,846         (200,511)             -0.53
North Carolina..........................        19,246,083        19,119,367         (126,716)             -0.66
North Dakota............................         5,001,345         4,983,302          (18,043)             -0.36
Ohio....................................        23,186,548        23,078,213         (108,335)             -0.47
Oklahoma................................         7,052,012         6,983,784          (68,228)             -0.97
Oregon..................................         8,017,942         8,080,992            63,050              0.79
Pennsylvania............................        25,958,852        25,709,054         (249,798)             -0.96
Puerto Rico.............................         6,637,872         6,488,984         (148,888)             -2.24
Rhode Island............................         2,334,313         2,292,037          (42,276)             -1.81
South Carolina..........................         9,156,790         9,007,952         (148,838)             -1.63
South Dakota............................         4,622,393         4,605,717          (16,676)             -0.36
Tennessee...............................        12,319,202        12,200,903         (118,299)             -0.96
Texas...................................        51,437,423        52,111,078           673,655              1.31
Utah....................................         5,925,522         5,842,022          (83,500)             -1.41
Vermont.................................         2,165,391         2,157,579           (7,812)             -0.36
Virginia................................        15,736,130        15,583,311         (152,819)             -0.97
Washington..............................        14,707,432        15,040,605           333,173              2.27
West Virginia...........................         5,290,785         5,271,697          (19,088)             -0.36
Wisconsin...............................        11,632,564        11,469,141         (163,423)             -1.40
Wyoming.................................         3,586,277         3,573,339          (12,938)             -0.36
                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    State Total.........................       661,963,420       659,575,256       (2,388,164)             -0.36
                                         =======================================================================
Guam....................................           310,505           309,385           (1,120)             -0.36
Virgin Islands..........................         1,307,075         1,302,359           (4,716)             -0.36
                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Outlying Areas Total................         1,617,580         1,611,744           (5,836)             -0.36
                                         =======================================================================
Set asides..............................         2,832,000         1,865,000         (967,000)            -34.15
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 Table E--U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Workforce Information Grants to States
                                         [PY 2019 vs PY 2018 Allotments]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  State                        PY 2018           PY 2019         Difference       % Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total with Program Integrity............       $32,000,000       $32,000,000                $0              0.00
Total...................................        31,904,000        31,915,000            11,000              0.03
Alabama.................................           501,509           499,846           (1,663)             -0.33
Alaska..................................           287,026           286,283             (743)             -0.26
Arizona.................................           633,995           638,657             4,662              0.74
Arkansas................................           404,109           402,114           (1,995)             -0.49
California..............................         2,510,570         2,511,591             1,021              0.04
Colorado................................           592,880           603,421            10,541              1.78
Connecticut.............................           469,696           466,938           (2,758)             -0.59
Delaware................................           300,167           300,696               529              0.18
District of Columbia....................           291,143           291,586               443              0.15
Florida.................................         1,432,999         1,438,980             5,981              0.42
Georgia.................................           837,522           845,383             7,861              0.94
Hawaii..................................           325,866           324,383           (1,483)             -0.46
Idaho...................................           341,187           343,625             2,438              0.71
Illinois................................         1,009,506         1,003,089           (6,417)             -0.64
Indiana.................................           637,470           637,315             (155)             -0.02
Iowa....................................           443,793           440,689           (3,104)             -0.70
Kansas..................................           419,199           417,133           (2,066)             -0.49
Kentucky................................           486,277           485,469             (808)             -0.17
Louisiana...............................           492,418           493,089               671              0.14
Maine...................................           326,794           326,438             (356)             -0.11
Maryland................................           624,125           621,902           (2,223)             -0.36
Massachusetts...........................           675,725           682,901             7,176              1.06
Michigan................................           819,622           817,191           (2,431)             -0.30
Minnesota...............................           602,174           606,323             4,149              0.69
Mississippi.............................           396,428           394,080           (2,348)             -0.59
Missouri................................           607,825           601,213           (6,612)             -1.09
Montana.................................           306,190           305,519             (671)             -0.22
Nebraska................................           363,280           362,694             (586)             -0.16
Nevada..................................           414,233           419,001             4,768              1.15
New Hampshire...........................           332,832           332,496             (336)             -0.10
New Jersey..............................           777,919           769,792           (8,127)             -1.04
New Mexico..............................           354,069           353,927             (142)             -0.04
New York................................         1,380,696         1,378,366           (2,330)             -0.17
North Carolina..........................           825,773           827,448             1,675              0.20
North Dakota............................           293,506           292,004           (1,502)             -0.51
Ohio....................................           923,124           920,161           (2,963)             -0.32
Oklahoma................................           459,868           461,245             1,377              0.30
Oregon..................................           491,524           492,174               650              0.13
Pennsylvania............................         1,005,428           992,172          (13,256)             -1.32
Puerto Rico.............................           375,763           372,142           (3,621)             -0.96
Rhode Island............................           309,498           309,656               158              0.05
South Carolina..........................           517,937           514,950           (2,987)             -0.58
South Dakota............................           297,999           297,815             (184)             -0.06
Tennessee...............................           619,474           623,186             3,712              0.60
Texas...................................         1,831,157         1,853,513            22,356              1.22
Utah....................................           427,852           429,719             1,867              0.44
Vermont.................................           284,871           284,761             (110)             -0.04
Virginia................................           752,203           751,857             (346)             -0.05
Washington..............................           681,301           684,703             3,402              0.50
West Virginia...........................           336,297           335,764             (533)             -0.16
Wisconsin...............................           615,232           615,121             (111)             -0.02
Wyoming.................................           279,379           277,883           (1,496)             -0.54
                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    State Total.........................        31,727,430        31,738,404            10,974              0.03
                                         =======================================================================
Guam....................................            92,961            92,976                15              0.02
Virgin Islands..........................            83,609            83,620                11              0.01
                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Outlying Areas Total................           176,570           176,596                26              0.01
                                         =======================================================================
Program Integrity set aside.............            96,000            85,000          (11,000)            -11.46
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Molly E. Conway,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 2019-07729 Filed 4-18-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4510-FN-P