Welfare-to-Work Grants, 65693-65694 [2020-21308]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 201 / Friday, October 16, 2020 / Rules and Regulations ARM–1, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267–9677. Except for classified material, all documents the FAA considered in developing this rule, including economic analyses and technical reports, may be accessed from the internet through the docket for this rulemaking. B. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA) (Pub. L. 104–121) (set forth as a note to 5 U.S.C. 601) requires FAA to comply with small entity requests for information or advice about compliance with statutes and regulations within its jurisdiction. A small entity with questions regarding this document may contact its local FAA official, or the persons listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT heading at the beginning of the preamble. To find out more about SBREFA on the internet, visit http://www.faa.gov/regulations_ policies/rulemaking/sbre_act/. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 91 Air traffic control, Aircraft, Airmen, Airports, Aviation safety, Freight, Iraq. The Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends chapter I of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, as follows: PART 91—GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES 1. The authority citation for part 91 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40101, 40103, 40105, 40113, 40120, 44101, 44111, 44701, 44704, 44709, 44711, 44712, 44715, 44716, 44717, 44722, 46306, 46315, 46316, 46504, 46506–46507, 47122, 47508, 47528– 47531, 47534, Pub. L. 114–190, 130 Stat. 615 (49 U.S.C. 44703 note); articles 12 and 29 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (61 Stat. 1180), (126 Stat. 11). ■ 2. Revise § 91.1605 to read as follows: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES § 91.1605 Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 77—Prohibition Against Certain Flights in the Baghdad Flight Information Region (FIR) (ORBB). (a) Applicability. This section applies to the following persons: (1) All U.S. air carriers and U.S. commercial operators; (2) All persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating U.S.-registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Oct 15, 2020 Jkt 253001 (3) All operators of civil aircraft registered in the United States, except when the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. (b) Flight prohibition. Except as provided in paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section, no person described in paragraph (a) of this section may conduct flight operations in the Baghdad Flight Information Region (FIR) (ORBB) at altitudes below Flight Level (FL) 320. (c) Permitted operations. This section does not prohibit persons described in paragraph (a) of this section from conducting flight operations in the Baghdad FIR (ORBB) at altitudes below FL320, provided that such flight operations occur under a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with a department, agency, or instrumentality of the U.S. Government (or under a subcontract between the prime contractor of the department, agency, or instrumentality, and the person described in paragraph (a) of this section) with the approval of the FAA, or under an exemption issued by the FAA. The FAA will consider requests for approval or exemption in a timely manner, with the order of preference being: first, for those operations in support of U.S. Government-sponsored activities; second, for those operations in support of government-sponsored activities of a foreign country with the support of a U.S. Government department, agency, or instrumentality; and third, for all other operations. (d) Emergency situations. In an emergency that requires immediate decision and action for the safety of the flight, the pilot in command of an aircraft may deviate from this section to the extent required by that emergency. Except for U.S. air carriers and commercial operators that are subject to the requirements of part 119, 121, 125, or 135 of this chapter, each person who deviates from this section must, within 10 days of the deviation, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays, submit to the responsible Flight Standards office a complete report of the operations of the aircraft involved in the deviation, including a description of the deviation and the reasons for it. (e) Expiration. This SFAR will remain in effect until October 26, 2022. The FAA may amend, rescind, or extend this SFAR, as necessary. Issued in Washington, DC, under the authority of 49 U.S.C. 106(f) and (g), PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 65693 40101(d)(1), 40105(b)(1)(A), and 44701(a)(5), on October 8, 2020. Steve Dickson, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2020–23047 Filed 10–14–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration 20 CFR Part 645 Welfare-to-Work Grants Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment. AGENCY: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (the Department) is removing the regulations which implement and govern the Welfare-toWork (WtW) programs conducted at the state and local area levels and provide program requirements applicable to all WtW formula and competitive funds under the Social Security Act (SSA). Congressional authorization for this program has expired, and all remaining grant funding was rescinded by the Department in 2004. Accordingly, these regulations are no longer necessary. This technical amendment is a ministerial action to remove obsolete regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations. SUMMARY: This final rule is effective October 16, 2020. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heidi M. Casta, Acting Deputy Administrator, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N–5641, Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–3700 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is removing the regulations at 20 CFR part 645, which implement and govern the WtW programs authorized under Title IV, part A of the SSA, 42 U.S.C. 601 et seq. On August 5, 1997, the President signed the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (Pub. L. 105–33). This legislation amended certain provisions of the SSA concerning the Temporary Assistance E:\FR\FM\16OCR1.SGM 16OCR1 65694 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 201 / Friday, October 16, 2020 / Rules and Regulations for Needy Families (TANF) program. The legislation authorized the Secretary of Labor to provide WtW grants to states and local communities to assist hard-toemploy TANF welfare recipients in moving into unsubsidized jobs and economic self-sufficiency. The funds distributed through the WtW grant program were designed to assist states and Private Industry Councils in meeting their welfare reform objectives by providing additional resources targeted to hard-to-employ welfare recipients residing in high poverty areas within the state. In November 1997, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 603(a)(5)(C)(ix), the Department issued an interim final rule providing a framework for the administration of the WtW program in coordination with the TANF program administered by the Department of Health and Human Services.1 Public comments were received in response to the interim final rule, which were taken into consideration in drafting the final rule. The final rule was published in 2001, alongside a second interim final rule that contained additional changes in response to the 1999 amendments to the statute.2 The Department solicited and received comments on the second interim final rule.3 These rules were codified at 20 CFR part 645. In 2004, Congressional authorization for the WtW program expired and all formula grant funds appropriated under the WtW provisions of the SSA that were unexpended by the states were rescinded.4 Any remaining active participants in the WtW program were transitioned into similarly-targeted programs under the Workforce Investment Act, which was later replaced by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.5 The Department is therefore undertaking this ministerial action to remove the regulations governing the former WtW program from the Code of Federal Regulations as they are obsolete. This technical amendment to the CFR affects no rights or obligations and poses no costs. Procedural and Other Matters Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), provides that when an agency for good cause finds that notice and public procedures are impracticable, jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES 1 See 62 FR 61588 (Nov. 18, 1997). 2 See 66 FR 2690 (Jan. 11, 2001). 3 See 66 FR 9763 (Feb. 12, 2001). 4 See Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2004, Public Law 108–199, 105, 118 Stat. 226, 235 (2004); Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 19–03 (Feb. 27, 2004). 5 See id.; Public Law 113–128, 128 Stat. 1425 (2014). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Oct 15, 2020 Jkt 253001 unnecessary or contrary to the public interest, the agency may issue a rule without providing notice and an opportunity for public comment. The purpose of this action is to remove regulations implementing the WtW grant provisions of Title IV, Part A of the SSA, which are no longer necessary as all WtW grant funds have been expended or rescinded, all grants have been closed out, and the program is no longer in operation. Accordingly, for good cause, the Department has determined that public notice-andcomment procedures are unnecessary. For the same reasons, the Department finds good cause to forgo delay of the effective date under section 553(d)(3) of the Administrative Procedure Act and to make this final rule effective immediately upon publication. The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget has determined that this final rule is not a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866, and is therefore not subject to Executive Order 13771, entitled Reducing Regulations and Controlling Regulatory Costs. Additionally, no analysis is required under the Regulatory Flexibility Act 6 or Sections 202 and 205 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1999,7 because, for the reasons discussed above, the Department is not required to engage in notice and comment under the Administrative Procedure Act. This final rule does not have significant Federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. The final rule is not subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), because it does not contain a collection of information as defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3). The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., generally provides that before certain actions may take effect, the agency promulgating the action must submit a report, including a copy of the action, to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. This final action is administrative and only removes obsolete regulations from the CFR. Accordingly, the Department has determined that good cause exists, and that this technical amendment is not subject to the timing requirements of the Congressional Review Act. 6 See 5 U.S.C. 601(2) (limiting ‘‘rules’’ under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, to rules for which a general notice of proposed rulemaking is published). 7 Public Law 104–4. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 List of Subjects in 20 CFR Part 645 Administrative practice and procedure, Employment, Grant programs-labor. ■ For the reasons stated in the preamble, under the authority of 42 U.S.C. 603(a)(5)(C)(ix), the Department amends 20 CFR chapter V by removing part 645. John Pallasch, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2020–21308 Filed 10–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY 21 CFR Part 1401 RIN 3201–AA01 Freedom of Information Act Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is updating its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) implementing regulation to comport with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 and best practices. The final rule describes how to make a FOIA request with ONDCP and how the Office of General Counsel, which includes the ONDCP officials authorized to evaluate FOIA requests, processes requests for records. The final rule also states ONDCP’s Privacy Act Policies and Procedures. The final rule describes how individuals can learn if an ONDCP system of records contains information about them and, if so, how to access or amend a record. DATES: The final rule is effective on October 19, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions concerning this notice should be directed to Michael J. Passante, Acting General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President, at (202) 395–6622 or OGC@ondcp.eop.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background and Regulatory History A. Background ONDCP has undertaken a review of agency practices related to the collection, use, protection and disclosure of ONDCP records and information in light of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 and the E:\FR\FM\16OCR1.SGM 16OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

20 CFR Part 645


Welfare-to-Work Grants

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the 
Department of Labor (the Department) is removing the regulations which 
implement and govern the Welfare-to-Work (WtW) programs conducted at 
the state and local area levels and provide program requirements 
applicable to all WtW formula and competitive funds under the Social 
Security Act (SSA). Congressional authorization for this program has 
expired, and all remaining grant funding was rescinded by the 
Department in 2004. Accordingly, these regulations are no longer 
necessary. This technical amendment is a ministerial action to remove 
obsolete regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations.

DATES: This final rule is effective October 16, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heidi M. Casta, Acting Deputy 
Administrator, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-5641, 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-3700 (this is not a toll-free 
number).
    Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the 
telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal 
Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is removing the regulations 
at 20 CFR part 645, which implement and govern the WtW programs 
authorized under Title IV, part A of the SSA, 42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.
    On August 5, 1997, the President signed the Balanced Budget Act of 
1997 (Pub. L. 105-33). This legislation amended certain provisions of 
the SSA concerning the Temporary Assistance

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for Needy Families (TANF) program. The legislation authorized the 
Secretary of Labor to provide WtW grants to states and local 
communities to assist hard-to-employ TANF welfare recipients in moving 
into unsubsidized jobs and economic self-sufficiency. The funds 
distributed through the WtW grant program were designed to assist 
states and Private Industry Councils in meeting their welfare reform 
objectives by providing additional resources targeted to hard-to-employ 
welfare recipients residing in high poverty areas within the state.
    In November 1997, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 603(a)(5)(C)(ix), the 
Department issued an interim final rule providing a framework for the 
administration of the WtW program in coordination with the TANF program 
administered by the Department of Health and Human Services.\1\ Public 
comments were received in response to the interim final rule, which 
were taken into consideration in drafting the final rule. The final 
rule was published in 2001, alongside a second interim final rule that 
contained additional changes in response to the 1999 amendments to the 
statute.\2\ The Department solicited and received comments on the 
second interim final rule.\3\ These rules were codified at 20 CFR part 
645.
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    \1\ See 62 FR 61588 (Nov. 18, 1997).
    \2\ See 66 FR 2690 (Jan. 11, 2001).
    \3\ See 66 FR 9763 (Feb. 12, 2001).
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    In 2004, Congressional authorization for the WtW program expired 
and all formula grant funds appropriated under the WtW provisions of 
the SSA that were unexpended by the states were rescinded.\4\ Any 
remaining active participants in the WtW program were transitioned into 
similarly-targeted programs under the Workforce Investment Act, which 
was later replaced by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.\5\ 
The Department is therefore undertaking this ministerial action to 
remove the regulations governing the former WtW program from the Code 
of Federal Regulations as they are obsolete. This technical amendment 
to the CFR affects no rights or obligations and poses no costs.
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    \4\ See Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2004, Public Law 
108-199, 105, 118 Stat. 226, 235 (2004); Training and Employment 
Guidance Letter No. 19-03 (Feb. 27, 2004).
    \5\ See id.; Public Law 113-128, 128 Stat. 1425 (2014).
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Procedural and Other Matters

    Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(3)(B), provides that when an agency for good cause finds that 
notice and public procedures are impracticable, unnecessary or contrary 
to the public interest, the agency may issue a rule without providing 
notice and an opportunity for public comment. The purpose of this 
action is to remove regulations implementing the WtW grant provisions 
of Title IV, Part A of the SSA, which are no longer necessary as all 
WtW grant funds have been expended or rescinded, all grants have been 
closed out, and the program is no longer in operation. Accordingly, for 
good cause, the Department has determined that public notice-and-
comment procedures are unnecessary. For the same reasons, the 
Department finds good cause to forgo delay of the effective date under 
section 553(d)(3) of the Administrative Procedure Act and to make this 
final rule effective immediately upon publication.
    The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of 
Management and Budget has determined that this final rule is not a 
significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866, and is 
therefore not subject to Executive Order 13771, entitled Reducing 
Regulations and Controlling Regulatory Costs. Additionally, no analysis 
is required under the Regulatory Flexibility Act \6\ or Sections 202 
and 205 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1999,\7\ because, for 
the reasons discussed above, the Department is not required to engage 
in notice and comment under the Administrative Procedure Act. This 
final rule does not have significant Federalism implications under 
Executive Order 13132. The final rule is not subject to the 
requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq.), because it does not contain a collection of information 
as defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3).
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    \6\ See 5 U.S.C. 601(2) (limiting ``rules'' under the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act, to rules for which a general notice of proposed 
rulemaking is published).
    \7\ Public Law 104-4.
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    The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., generally 
provides that before certain actions may take effect, the agency 
promulgating the action must submit a report, including a copy of the 
action, to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of 
the United States. This final action is administrative and only removes 
obsolete regulations from the CFR. Accordingly, the Department has 
determined that good cause exists, and that this technical amendment is 
not subject to the timing requirements of the Congressional Review Act.

List of Subjects in 20 CFR Part 645

    Administrative practice and procedure, Employment, Grant programs-
labor.


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For the reasons stated in the preamble, under the authority of 42 
U.S.C. 603(a)(5)(C)(ix), the Department amends 20 CFR chapter V by 
removing part 645.

John Pallasch,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2020-21308 Filed 10-15-20; 8:45 am]
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