Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, and Rhode Island, 16393-16394 [2021-06385]

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Affected Public: Private sector (forprofit businesses and not-for-profit organizations); State, local and tribal governments, Federal government, Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 40,942. Frequency: Varies. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 40,942. Estimated Average Time per Response: Varies. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,446 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Suzan G. LeVine, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–06387 Filed 3–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, and Rhode Island Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces changes in benefit period eligibility under the EB program that have occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the States’ EB status: • Michigan has completed the mandatory 13-week ‘‘on’’ period stipulated by 20 CFR 615.11, and no longer meets the 8.0% threshold necessary to remain ‘‘on’’ a high E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 16394 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 58 / Monday, March 29, 2021 / Notices unemployment period in EB. As such, effective February 7, 2021, the maximum potential entitlement for claimants in Michigan in the EB program decreased from 20 weeks to 13 weeks. • Based on the data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on January 26, 2021: Æ The seasonally-adjusted TUR for Rhode Island fell below the 8.0% threshold necessary to remain ‘‘on’’ a high unemployment period in EB, and starting February 21, 2021, the maximum potential entitlement for claimants in this state in the EB program will decrease from 20 weeks to 13 weeks, and Æ the seasonally-adjusted TUR for North Carolina and Oregon fell below the 6.5% threshold necessary to remain ‘‘on’’ in EB. The payable period in EB for both of these states ended on February 20, 2021. • Based on the data submitted by Louisiana for the week ending January 2, 2021, Louisiana’s 13-week insured unemployment rate (IUR) was 4.86 percent, falling below the 5.0 percent IUR threshold necessary to remain ‘‘on’’ EB. Therefore, the EB period for Louisiana ended on January 23, 2021. The state will remain in an ‘‘off’’ period for a minimum of 13 weeks. • Based on the data submitted by Georgia for the week ending January 16, 2021, Georgia’s 13-week insured unemployment rate (IUR) was 4.76 percent, falling below the 5.0 percent IUR threshold necessary to remain ‘‘on’’ EB. Therefore, the EB period for Georgia ended on February 6, 2021. The state will remain in an ‘‘off’’ period for a minimum of 13 weeks. • In addition, language in state laws of California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada and Ohio which conditioned the applicability of total unemployment rate (TUR) trigger on full Federal funding resulted in an ‘‘off’’ indicator for the week ending December 5, 2020 and the end of any payable period associated with the TUR trigger on December 26, 2020. As such, California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Nevada, ended their high unemployment period in EB on December 26, 2020, therefore these states EB program will decrease from 20 weeks to 13 weeks and Ohio triggered ‘‘off’’ EB on December 26, 2020. The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the EB program can be found at: http://ows.doleta.gov/ unemploy/claims_arch.as. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 Information for Claimants The duration of benefits payable in the EB program, and the terms and conditions on which they are payable, are governed by the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970, as amended, and the operating instructions issued to the states by the U.S. Department of Labor. In the case of a state beginning an EB period, the State Workforce Agency will furnish a written notice of potential entitlement to each individual who has exhausted all rights to regular benefits and is potentially eligible for EB (20 CFR 615.13 (c) (1)). Persons who believe they may be entitled to EB, or who wish to inquire about their rights under the program, should contact their State Workforce Agency. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance Room S– 4524, Attn: Thomas Stengle, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693– 2991 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email: Stengle.Thomas@dol.gov. Signed in Washington, DC. Suzan G. LeVine, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2021–06385 Filed 3–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2010–0013] SolarPTL, LLC: Grant of Renewal of Recognition Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to grant renewal of recognition to SolarPTL, LLC (PTL) as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). DATES: The renewal of recognition becomes effective on March 29, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding this notice is available from the following sources: Press inquiries: Contact Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, telephone: (202) 693–1999; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov. 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As a result of recognition, employers may use products properly approved by the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require testing and certification. OSHA maintains an informational web page for each NRTL that details the scope of recognition available at http:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ index.html. OSHA processes applications submitted by an NRTL for renewal of recognition following requirements in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. OSHA conducts renewals in accordance with the procedures in 29 CFR 1910.7, App. A II.C. In accordance with these procedures, NRTLs submit a renewal request to OSHA between nine months and one year before the expiration date of the current recognition. A renewal request includes a request for renewal and any additional information demonstrating their continued compliance with the terms of the recognition and 29 CFR 1910.7. If OSHA has not conducted an on-site assessment of the NRTL headquarters and any key sites within the past 18 to 24 months, it will schedule the necessary on-site assessment prior to the expiration date of the NRTL’s recognition. Upon review of the submitted material and, as necessary, the successful completion of the on-site assessment, OSHA announces the preliminary decision to grant or deny renewal in the Federal Register and solicits comments from the public. OSHA then publishes a final Federal Register notice responding to any comments and renewing the NRTL’s recognition for a period of five years, or denying the renewal of recognition. PTL initially received OSHA recognition as a NRTL on March 23, E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 58 (Monday, March 29, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16393-16394]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program 
for California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, 
Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, and Rhode Island

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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    This notice announces changes in benefit period eligibility under 
the EB program that have occurred since the publication of the last 
notice regarding the States' EB status:
     Michigan has completed the mandatory 13-week ``on'' period 
stipulated by 20 CFR 615.11, and no longer meets the 8.0% threshold 
necessary to remain ``on'' a high

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unemployment period in EB. As such, effective February 7, 2021, the 
maximum potential entitlement for claimants in Michigan in the EB 
program decreased from 20 weeks to 13 weeks.
     Based on the data released by the Bureau of Labor 
Statistics on January 26, 2021:
    [cir] The seasonally-adjusted TUR for Rhode Island fell below the 
8.0% threshold necessary to remain ``on'' a high unemployment period in 
EB, and starting February 21, 2021, the maximum potential entitlement 
for claimants in this state in the EB program will decrease from 20 
weeks to 13 weeks, and
    [cir] the seasonally-adjusted TUR for North Carolina and Oregon 
fell below the 6.5% threshold necessary to remain ``on'' in EB. The 
payable period in EB for both of these states ended on February 20, 
2021.
     Based on the data submitted by Louisiana for the week 
ending January 2, 2021, Louisiana's 13-week insured unemployment rate 
(IUR) was 4.86 percent, falling below the 5.0 percent IUR threshold 
necessary to remain ``on'' EB. Therefore, the EB period for Louisiana 
ended on January 23, 2021. The state will remain in an ``off'' period 
for a minimum of 13 weeks.
     Based on the data submitted by Georgia for the week ending 
January 16, 2021, Georgia's 13-week insured unemployment rate (IUR) was 
4.76 percent, falling below the 5.0 percent IUR threshold necessary to 
remain ``on'' EB. Therefore, the EB period for Georgia ended on 
February 6, 2021. The state will remain in an ``off'' period for a 
minimum of 13 weeks.
     In addition, language in state laws of California, 
District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada and Ohio which 
conditioned the applicability of total unemployment rate (TUR) trigger 
on full Federal funding resulted in an ``off'' indicator for the week 
ending December 5, 2020 and the end of any payable period associated 
with the TUR trigger on December 26, 2020. As such, California, 
District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Nevada, ended their 
high unemployment period in EB on December 26, 2020, therefore these 
states EB program will decrease from 20 weeks to 13 weeks and Ohio 
triggered ``off'' EB on December 26, 2020.
    The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the EB program 
can be found at: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/claims_arch.as.

Information for Claimants

    The duration of benefits payable in the EB program, and the terms 
and conditions on which they are payable, are governed by the Federal-
State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970, as amended, and 
the operating instructions issued to the states by the U.S. Department 
of Labor. In the case of a state beginning an EB period, the State 
Workforce Agency will furnish a written notice of potential entitlement 
to each individual who has exhausted all rights to regular benefits and 
is potentially eligible for EB (20 CFR 615.13 (c) (1)).
    Persons who believe they may be entitled to EB, or who wish to 
inquire about their rights under the program, should contact their 
State Workforce Agency.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment 
and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance Room S-
4524, Attn: Thomas Stengle, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20210, telephone number (202) 693-2991 (this is not a toll-free number) 
or by email: [email protected].

    Signed in Washington, DC.
Suzan G. LeVine,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 2021-06385 Filed 3-26-21; 8:45 am]
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