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Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: 2016-02402
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
This notice advises the public that the quarterly Internal Revenue Service interest rates used to calculate interest on overdue accounts (underpayments) and refunds (overpayments) of customs duties remain unchanged from the previous quarter. For the calendar quarter beginning January 1, 2016, the interest rates for overpayments will be 2 percent for corporations and 3 percent for non-corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will be 3 percent for both corporations and non-corporations. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Country of Origin Marking Requirements for Containers or Holders
Document Number: 2016-02401
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Country of Origin Marking Requirements for Containers or Holders. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2016-02400
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that SGS North America, Inc., has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of April 29, 2015.
Approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2016-02399
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that SGS North America, Inc., has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of August 11, 2015.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Exportation of Articles Under Special Bond
Document Number: 2016-02398
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Application for Exportation of Articles under Special Bond (CBP Form 3495). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Export Manifest for Rail Cargo Test
Document Number: 2015-22671
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-09
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to conduct the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Export Manifest for Rail Cargo Test, a National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning ACE export manifest capability. The ACE Export Manifest for Rail Cargo Test is a voluntary test in which participants agree to submit export manifest data electronically at least 2 hours prior to loading of the cargo onto the rail car in preparation for departure from the United States or, for empty rail cars, upon assembly of the train. CBP regulations do not require carriers to submit a manifest for export rail shipments. This notice provides a description of the test, sets forth eligibility requirements for participation, and invites public comment on any aspect of the test.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and the Trusted Trader Program
Document Number: 2015-21463
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-31
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and the Trusted Trader Program. CBP proposes to revise this information collection to include the information collection requirements for a new program known as the Trusted Trader Program. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Modification of National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Test Concerning the Submission of Certain Data Required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Using the Partner Government Agency (PGA) Message Set Through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)
Document Number: 2015-21266
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-27
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
This document announces U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) plan to conduct a National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning the electronic transmission of certain import data for all Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-regulated commodities. Under the pilot, this data will be transmitted electronically through the Automated Broker Interface (ABI) for processing in CBP's Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system utilizing the Partnering Government Agency (PGA) Message Set.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement
Document Number: 2015-21041
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-25
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement (CBP Form I-775). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Export Manifest for Vessel Cargo Test
Document Number: 2015-20614
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-20
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to conduct the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Export Manifest for Vessel Cargo Test, a National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning ACE export manifest capability. The ACE Export Manifest for Vessel Cargo Test is a voluntary test in which participants agree to submit export manifest data to CBP electronically, at least 24 hours prior to loading of the cargo onto the vessel in preparation for departure from the United States. In most cases, CBP regulations require carriers to submit a paper manifest for export vessel shipments within 4 days after departure or for approved carriers to submit the outbound vessel manifest information electronically within 10 days after departure. This notice provides a description of the test, sets forth eligibility requirements for participation, and invites public comment on any aspect of the test.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Biometric Identity
Document Number: 2015-20400
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-18
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Biometric Identity. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to the burden hours but no change to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Approval of Freeboard International as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2015-20153
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-17
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Freeboard International has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of April 1, 2015.
Accreditation and Approval of Saybolt LP as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2015-20149
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-17
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Saybolt LP has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of April 15, 2015.
Accreditation and Approval of AmSpec Services, LLC, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2015-20148
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-17
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that AmSpec Services, LLC, has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of April 30, 2015.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Cargo Container and Road Vehicle Certification for Transport Under Customs Seal
Document Number: 2015-19638
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-11
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Cargo Container and Road Vehicle for Transport under Customs Seal. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the Information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection User Fee Advisory Committee (UFAC) Charter Renewal.
Document Number: 2015-19611
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-10
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has determined that the renewal of the charter of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection User Fee Advisory Committee (UFAC) is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) performance of its duties. This determination follows consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration. Name of Committee: U.S. Customs and Border Protection User Fee Advisory Committee (UFAC).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Canadian Border Boat Landing Permit
Document Number: 2015-19566
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-10
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Canadian Border Boat Landing Permit (CBP Form I-68). CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or Information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Information
Document Number: 2015-19565
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-10
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Information (CBP Form I-736). CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or Information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Modification of National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Test Concerning the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Partner Government Agency (PGA) Message Set Regarding Types of Transportation Modes and Certain Data Required by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Document Number: 2015-19532
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-10
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
This document announces U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) plan to modify the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning the transmission of electronic filings through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), known as the Partner Government Agency (PGA) Message Set test. These modifications extend the current PGA Message Set to cover entries arriving by ocean, truck, rail, and air modes of transportation at CBP-designated ports and expands the use of the ACE PGA Message Set for the transmission of U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) import data for entries of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment items. CBP invites public comment concerning the test program.
Liberalization of Certain Documentary Evidence Required as Proof of Exportation on Drawback Claims
Document Number: 2015-19466
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-07
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office, National Nuclear Security Administration
This document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by removing some of the requirements for documentation used to establish proof of exportation for drawback claims. Currently, claimants must provide originally signed documentary evidence or a certified copy of such documentary evidence to establish the date and fact of exportation of articles for drawback purposes. This document also amends various sections of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to reflect that there is no longer a legal requirement that the export invoice for mail shipments be certified. Additionally, this document amends Appendix B to part 191 of title 19 so that the Appendix reflects previous regulatory amendments closing four drawback offices. Finally, this document amends CBP regulations to reflect the change from the legacy agency name of U.S. Customs Service to the current agency name of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and to make other non-substantive editorial changes.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Customs Modernization Act Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2015-19370
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Customs Modernization Act Recordkeeping Requirements. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Ship's Store Declaration
Document Number: 2015-19368
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Ship's Stores Declaration (CBP Form 1303). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Freedom of Information Act Regulations
Document Number: 2015-18388
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-29
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Appalachian States Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission, Defense Logistics Agency, Disability Employment Policy Office
This rule proposes to amend the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Department (DHS) is proposing to update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions, and to incorporate changes brought about by the amendments to the FOIA under the OPEN Government Act of 2007, among other changes. DHS invites comment on all aspects of this proposal.
Renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences and Retroactive Application for Certain Liquidations and Reliquidations Under the GSP
Document Number: 2015-18459
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-28
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a renewable preferential trade program that allows the eligible products of designated beneficiary developing countries to directly enter the United States free of duty. The GSP program expired on July 31, 2013, but has been renewed through December 31, 2017, effective July 29, 2015, with retroactive effect between August 1, 2013 to July 28, 2015, by a provision in the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015. This document provides notice to importers that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will again accept claims for GSP duty-free treatment for merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption and that CBP will process refunds on duties paid, without interest, on GSP-eligible merchandise that was entered during the period that the GSP program was lapsed. Formal and informal entries that were filed electronically via the Automated Broker Interface (ABI) using Special Program Indicator (SPI) Code ``A'' as a prefix to the tariff number will be automatically processed by CBP and no further action by the filer is required to initiate the refund process. Non-ABI filers, and ABI filers that did not include SPI Code ``A'' on the entry, must timely submit a duty refund request to CBP. CBP will continue conducting verifications to ensure that GSP benefits are available to eligible entries only.
Test To Collect Biometric Information at Up to Ten U.S. Airports (“Be-Mobile Air Test”)
Document Number: 2015-18418
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-28
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intends to conduct a test to collect biometric and biographic information from certain aliens who are departing the United States on selected flights from up to ten identified U.S. airports. This notice describes the test, its purpose, how it will be implemented, the individuals covered, the duration of the test, where the test will take place, and the privacy considerations. This test will not apply to U.S. citizens.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Importer ID Input Record
Document Number: 2015-18306
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Importer ID Input Record (CBP Form 5106). CBP is proposing that this information collection be revised with a change to the burden hours, a change of the form's name to read, ``Create/Update Importer Identity Form,'' and a change to the information collected on Form 5106. This is a proposed revision of an information collection that was previously approved. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Extension of the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Pilot Program and Reopening of Application Period for Participation
Document Number: 2015-18287
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-27
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
On October 24, 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice in the Federal Register that announced the formalization and expansion of the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) pilot program that would run for six months. CBP subsequently published several notices extending the pilot period and/or reopening the application period to new participants for limited periods. The most recent notice extended the pilot period through July 26, 2015. This document announces that CBP is extending the pilot period for an additional year and reopening the application period for new participants for 90 days. The ACAS pilot is a voluntary test in which participants submit a subset of required advance air cargo data to CBP at the earliest point practicable prior to loading of the cargo onto the aircraft destined to or transiting through the United States.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Storage Infrastructure Solution System
Document Number: 2015-17963
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-22
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
This document provides notice that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') has issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of the VistA imaging tier II storage infrastructure solution (``VistA Storage Solution'') manufactured and distributed by Merlin International (``Merlin''). Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded that the United States will be the country of origin of the VistA Storage Solution for purposes of U.S. Government procurement.
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: 2015-17820
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-21
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
This notice advises the public of the quarterly Internal Revenue Service interest rates used to calculate interest on overdue accounts (underpayments) and refunds (overpayments) of customs duties. For the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2015, the interest rates for overpayments will be 2 percent for corporations and 3 percent for non- corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will be 3 percent for both corporations and non-corporations. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Extension of Bond for Temporary Importation
Document Number: 2015-17819
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-21
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Application for Extension of Bond for Temporary Importation (CBP Form 3173). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Withdrawal of Bonded Stores for Fishing Vessels and Certificate of Use
Document Number: 2015-17816
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-21
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Application for Withdrawal of Bonded Stores for Fishing Vessels and Certificate of Use (CBP Form 5125). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Screening Requirements for Carriers
Document Number: 2015-17815
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-21
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Disability Employment Policy Office
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Screening Requirements for Carriers. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
``Add Us In'' Initiative
Document Number: 2011-20211
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Disability Employment Policy Office
The Office of Disability Employment Policy, Department of Labor is correcting the New Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for Cooperative Agreements published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2011 at 76 FR 150. Specifically, we are correcting the Funding Opportunity Number to SGA 11-05 and the Closing Date for receipt of applications to September 2, 2011. The full Solicitation for Grant Applications is posted on http:// www.grants.gov under U.S. Department of Labor/ODEP. If you need to speak to a person concerning these grants, you may telephone Cassandra Mitchell at 202-693-4570 (not a toll-free number).
``Add Us In'' Initiative
Document Number: 2011-19823
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Disability Employment Policy Office
Proposed Information Collection Request
Document Number: 2011-15297
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Disability Employment Policy Office
The U.S. Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection of information for the Evaluation of the Employment and Training Administration/Office of Disability Employment Policy Disability Employment Initiative (DEI). A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
``Add Us In'' Program
Document Number: 2010-18762
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Office of Disability Employment Policy, Disability Employment Policy Office
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-595
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Disability Employment Policy Office
The U.S. Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation process to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This process helps ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burdens are minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed data collection for the following survey: 2009 NATIONAL SURVEY OF PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARD PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the
Registered Apprenticeship for Youth and Young Adults With Disabilities Initiative; Solicitation for Cooperative Agreements.
Document Number: E9-14076
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Disability Employment Policy Office
The U.S. Department of Labor (``DOL'' or ``Department''), Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the DOL's Employment and Training Administration's (ETA) Office of Apprenticeship (OA) announce the availability of approximately $400,000 to fund cooperative agreements to conduct two pilot projects to develop models to improve systems capacity to provide inclusive Registered Apprenticeship training and pre-apprenticeship training to youth and young adults with disabilities with a 24-month period of performance, and the possibility of up to 3 additional option years of funding at the discretion of the Department depending on the availability of funds and satisfactory performance. Under this initiative, funding will be awarded through a competitive process to two consortia to research, test, and evaluate innovative systems models for providing inclusive integrated apprentice training in a high-growth industry to youth and young adults with disabilities, including those with the most significant disabilities, between the ages of 16 and 27. To be considered for an award, consortium applying for the grant must have representation from each of the following four organization types:
Notice of Extension of Approved Data Collection
Document Number: E9-5688
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Disability Employment Policy Office
The U.S. Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation process to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This process helps ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burdens are minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is soliciting comments concerning an already approved data collection for the following Employer Assistance Referral Network (EARN) forms: EARN Provider Enrollment Form; EARN Employer Enrollment Form; EARN Employer and Provider Surveys. A copy of the approved information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this notice.
Solicitation of Nominations for the Secretary of Labor's New Freedom Initiative Award
Document Number: E8-1509
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Disability Employment Policy Office
National Technical Assistance and Research Center To Promote Leadership for Employment and Economic Independence for Adults With Disabilities; Solicitation for Cooperative Agreement
Document Number: E7-14074
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Disability Employment Policy Office
The U.S. Department of Labor (``DOL'' or ``Department''), Office of Disability Employment Policy (``ODEP''), announces the availability of up to $2.35 million to fund a cooperative agreement to establish a National Technical Assistance and Research Center to Promote Leadership for Increasing Employment and Economic Independence for Adults with Disabilities with a 24-month period of performance. In addition, this initiative may be funded for up to three (3) additional option years depending on performance, identified need, and the availability of future funding. This National Technical Assistance and Research Center will focus on building leadership capacity at the Federal, State, and local levels to increase employment and economic self-sufficiency for adults with disabilities. ODEP is also funding a technical assistance and research center focusing on youth with disabilities through a separate competition. Seventeen years after enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), there is no barrier more challenging to the realization of the American dream for citizens with disabilities than unemployment and its resulting poverty, which precludes meaningful community participation. Multiple demonstrations have documented that people with barriers to employment resulting from a disability can become successfully employed with appropriate supports and the customization of employment responsibilities. With Federal investment of millions of dollars into such research and demonstrations, valuable data and successful practices have emerged. But their findings are not widely disseminated or utilized, and their impact on policy and practice within states is too often not evident. In recognition of this fact, over the last decade, the Federal Government has taken proactive steps to increase employment and otherwise resolve barriers to employment for adults with disabilities. Multiple Executive Orders have been issued focusing on employment and disability (such as Executive Order 13078: Increasing Employment of Adults With Disabilities, 1998), and on increasing the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to become qualified Federal employees (Executive Order 13163, Increasing the Opportunity for Individuals With Disabilities To Be Employed in the Federal Government, 2000). The Federal Government has also required Federal agencies to establish procedures providing reasonable accommodation of work-related disabilities (Executive Order 13164, Requiring Federal Agencies To Establish Procedures To Facilitate the Provision of Reasonable Accommodation, 2000) and to increase community-based alternatives for individuals with disabilities (Executive Order 13217, Community-Based Alternatives for Individuals With Disabilities, 2001). These Executive Orders are in addition to laws prohibiting discrimination in employment under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title I of the ADA. Further, the New Freedom Initiative, established in 2001 by President George W. Bush, brought heightened focus to and action in disability policy throughout the Federal sector across numerous areas, including employment. Yet despite these multiple efforts, employment outcomes for adults with disabilities are still far below that of the general adult population. The U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey in 2005 estimated that among the more than 21 million people with disabilities aged 16-64, only 8.5 million, or 37.5 percent, were employed (http:// www.disabilitystatistics.org, downloaded 5/15/07). Of the people with disabilities employed aged 16-64, 49.9 percent of men with disabilities are employed as opposed to 80.9 percent of working-age men without a disability. For women of working age, 34.2 percent of women with disabilities are employed, compared with 68.3 percent of women without disabilities. Not surprisingly, the poverty rate among people with disabilities from 16 to 64 years old was 24.6 percent, almost triple the rate for those without disabilities (9.3 percent). Effectively addressing the complex and significant barriers to employment and economic self-sufficiency faced by adults with disabilities requires the use of multiple strategies and the active involvement of many stakeholders, including Federal, State and local governments, non-governmental organizations, financial institutions, consumers, and employers. To address this situation, ODEP is funding a national technical assistance and research center (the Center) to build capacity within and across both generic and disability-specific service-delivery systems to provide transformational leadership in service to adults with disabilities, and thus increase their employment and economic self-sufficiency. The Center will conduct research, develop and disseminate information, and provide technical assistance and training in five targeted goal areas defined in this solicitation. These goal areas have been identified through six years of ODEP research as critical leadership areas for improving systems capacity to effectively serve adults with disabilities and increase their employment and economic self-sufficiency. These targeted goal areas include the following: 1. Increasing partnership and collaboration among and across generic and disability-specific systems that provide employment or employment-support services. This partnership and collaboration should produce more effective and efficient services through leveraging resources and funding across multiple systems. 2. Increasing use of self-direction in service and integration of funding among and across cross-generic and disability-specific systems, including the blending and braiding of resources and funding across systems and programs, and the use of self-directed accounts providing choice and control to the individual job seeker. 3. Increasing economic self-sufficiency through leveraging relevant generic and disability-specific tax incentives, financial education, social security work incentives, benefits planning, and other strategies for enhancing profitable employment resulting in the ability of people with disabilities to accrue assets and resources through employment. 4. Increasing the use of universal design as the framework for the organization of employment policy and the implementation of employment services. 5. Increasing the use of customized and other forms of flexible work options for individuals with disabilities and others with complex barriers to employment. In addition, the Center will provide rapid response on request to ODEP in areas related to employment and disability, and otherwise support ODEP as requested in its efforts to develop policy recommendations for increasing employment and economic self-sufficiency for adults with disabilities. In meeting each goal area, applicants must provide information on strategies they will undertake for advancing knowledge development and utilization, including describing specific research and technical assistance and training activities. In addition, applicants must describe how they will effectively disseminate policy knowledge, research findings, and successful practices through and within various networks of State and local systems' personnel, particularly leadership personnel, and other relevant stakeholder communities (including, but not limited to consumers, employers, and providers of employment and asset development services). They should also describe how they will encourage and monitor the translation and utilization of such knowledge, research, and successful practices.
Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) 07-09; National Technical Assistance Center on Transition and Employment for Youth With Disabilities
Document Number: E7-11562
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Disability Employment Policy Office
Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) 07-09; National Technical Assistance Center on Transition and Employment for Youth with Disabilities; Notice of Correction. 1. Subject: National Technical Assistance Center on Transition and Employment for Youth with Disabilities; Solicitation for Cooperative Agreement. 2. Purpose: The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) announced a competition to fund a cooperative agreement to establish the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition and Employment for Youth with Disabilities within a 24-month period of performance. This solicitation was previously published in the Federal Register (72 FR 26836) on May 11, 2007. ODEP has since determined that $150,000 should be added to the total amount being awarded; accordingly, this document serves as notification that up to $1,850,000 is now available to fund this cooperative agreement. 3. Originator: Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). 4. Dates: Applications must be mailed, hand-delivered or electronically sent to: U.S. Department of Labor, Procurement Services Center, Attention: Cassandra Mitchell, Reference SGA 07-09, Room S- 4307, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Applications sent by e-mail or telefascimile (FAX) will not be accepted. The closing date for receipt of applications is June 25, 2007. All applications, including those hand-delivered, must be received not later than 4:45 p.m. (EST).
National Technical Assistance Center on Transition and Employment for Youth With Disabilities; Solicitation for Cooperative Agreement
Document Number: E7-9117
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Disability Employment Policy Office
The U.S. Department of Labor (``DOL'' or ``Department''), Office of Disability Employment Policy (``ODEP'''), announces the availability of up to $1.7 million to fund a cooperative agreement to establish the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition and Employment for Youth with Disabilities with a 24-month period of performance. In addition, this initiative may be funded for up to three (3) additional option years at approximately $1,000,000 per year, depending on performance, identified need and the availability of future funding. Over the last 10 years, a number of federal and state efforts to improve access to transition planning and services to improve education, employment, and community living outcomes for youth with disabilities have emerged. As a result, there has been some improvement in indicators relevant to the successful transition of youth with disabilities, including increases in graduation rates, increases in enrollment in postsecondary education, and increases in the number of youth entering the workforce. While this progress is encouraging, education and employment outcomes for youth with disabilities continue to lag substantially behind that of their peers without disabilities. To address this situation, ODEP is funding a national technical assistance center to build capacity within and across both generic and disability-specific youth service delivery systems to help youth with disabilities successfully transition from high school to post-secondary education and/or employment in high-demand career areas. Effectively addressing the complex and significant barriers to employment faced by youth with disabilities transitioning into the adult world requires the use of multiple strategies and the active involvement of many stakeholders, including Federal, State and local governments, non- governmental organizations, and employers. This Center will conduct research, disseminate information, and provide technical assistance to a wide range of stakeholders on topics relevant to improving post-school outcomes for youth with disabilities including, but not limited to: Effective practices, such as the emerging use of individual learning or graduation plans, for aligning and improving the education and workforce development systems to better meet employer demand; Innovative service strategies which workforce development, and secondary and postsecondary programs and systems can utilize to better meet the needs of transitioning youth; Professional development strategies for practitioners who work with youth; and Effective models of multi-disciplinary interagency collaboration and systems coordination needed to support youth in achieving positive post-school outcomes through comprehensive service delivery consistent with the Guideposts for Success, see http:// www.dol.gov/odep/categories/youth/. The Guideposts for Success serves as a conceptual framework on improving transition outcomes for youth with disabilities.
Solicitation of Nominations for the Secretary of Labor's New Freedom Initiative Award; Extension of Period for Submission of Nominations Notice
Document Number: E7-6609
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Disability Employment Policy Office
Notice of Proposed Data Collection
Document Number: E7-3648
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Disability Employment Policy Office
The U.S. Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation process to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This process helps ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burdens are minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed data collection for the following Employer Assistance Referral Network (EARN) survey: Survey of Employer Perspectives on the Employment of People with Disabilities. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this notice.
Solicitation of Nominations for the Secretary of Labor's New Freedom Initiative Award
Document Number: E7-2280
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Disability Employment Policy Office
Self-Employment for Adults and Youth With Disabilities Research and Technical Assistance; Solicitation for Cooperative Agreements
Document Number: 06-4669
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Disability Employment Policy Office
The U.S. Department of Labor (``DOL'' or ``Department''), Office of Disability Employment Policy (``ODEP''), announces the availability of up to $5,000,000 to fund both a national technical assistance and research cooperative agreement, and multiple cooperative agreements for sub-national research and technical assistance pilot projects to investigate, develop and validate systems models likely to increase self-employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The national technical assistance and research cooperative agreement award will be funded for up to $1.5 million for a 36 month period of performance. The sub-national research and technical assistance pilot cooperative agreement award(s) will be funded for a total of up to $3.5 million. Awards may range from $800,000-1,200,000, with an average of $1 million for a 36 month period of performance. ODEP'S unique mission is to provide national leadership by developing and influencing disability-related employment policy and practice affecting the employment of people with disabilities. Congress designated these monies to ODEP to further the development of self- employment policy for individuals with disabilities. A critical element of this endeavor will be the generation of data and information to validate systems capacity-building strategies and systems change models for successfully increasing self-employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, to document the systems-related difficulties and challenges that may be encountered, and to develop and test mechanisms for addressing these challenges. This data, obtained as a result of research and technical assistance efforts, will be used by ODEP and other stakeholders in developing policy recommendations across multiple public and private systems for increased self-employment options as an alternative to more traditional types of employment.
Office of Disability Employment Policy; Solicitation of Nominations for the Secretary of Labor's New Freedom Initiative Award; Reopening and Extension of Period for Submission of Nominations
Document Number: 05-10174
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Disability Employment Policy Office
This document re-opens and extends the period for submission of nominations for the Secretary of Labor's New Freedom Initiative Award. This action is taken to permit increased participation by interested stakeholders.
Solicitation of Nominations for the Secretary of Labor's New Freedom Initiative Award
Document Number: 05-2498
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Disability Employment Policy Office