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Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2011-8239
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-07
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Comment Request for Information Collection for The National Agricultural Workers Survey: Revision to an Approved Collection (OMB 1205-0453)
Document Number: 2011-7972
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance 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 Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the addition of seven new questions to the National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS) regarding: (1) The amount of time per day farm workers are engaged working in specific crops and tasks, and (2) farm workers' clothes laundering and hygiene practices. The information obtained from these questions will improve the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs' (EPA/ OPP) ability to assess farm workers' risk to pesticide exposure. There are no known national-level studies that assess the length of the work day for specific crop-task combinations. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) authorization for the current NAWS questionnaire will expire on October 31, 2013. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice.
Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Period for Michigan
Document Number: 2011-7659
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-01
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This notice announces a change in benefit period eligibility under the EB program for Michigan. The following changes have occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the State's EB status: Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 10, 2011, Michigan no longer meets the 110% criteria to remain ``on'' in the EB program. As a result, the payable period for Michigan in the EB program will conclude April 2, 2011. The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the EB program can be found at: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/claims_arch.asp.
Announcement Regarding Delaware Triggering “on” Tier Four of Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08)
Document Number: 2011-7658
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-01
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Announcement regarding Delaware triggering ``on'' Tier Four of Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08). Public Law 111-312 extended provisions in Public Law 111-92 which amended prior laws to create a Third and Fourth Tier of benefits within the EUC08 program for qualified unemployed workers claiming benefits in high unemployment states. The Department of Labor produces a trigger notice indicating which states qualify for EUC08 benefits within Tiers Three and Four and provides the beginning and ending dates of payable periods for each qualifying state. The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the EUC08 program can be found at: http:// ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/claimsarch.asp. Based on data published March 10, 2011, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following trigger change has occurred for Delaware in the EUC08 program: The seasonally-adjusted total unemployment rate for the 3- month period ending January 2011 for Delaware rose to meet or exceed the 8.5% threshold to be ``on'' Tier Four of the EUC08 program. As a result, the payable period for Delaware in Tier Four of the EUC08 program will begin March 27, 2011, and the maximum potential entitlement of 34 weeks will increase to a maximum potential entitlement of 47 weeks in the EUC08 program.
Announcement Regarding Pennsylvania Triggering “Off” Tier Four of Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08).
Document Number: 2011-7657
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-01
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Announcement regarding Pennsylvania's triggering ``off'' Tier Four of Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08). Public Law 111-312 extended provisions in Public Law 111-92 which amended prior laws to create a Third and Fourth Tier of benefits within the EUC08 program for qualified unemployed workers claiming benefits in high unemployment states. The Department of Labor produces a trigger notice indicating which states qualify for EUC08 benefits within Tiers Three and Four and provides the beginning and ending dates of payable periods for each qualifying state. The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the EUC08 program can be found at: http:// ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/claimsarch.asp. Based on data published March 10, 2011, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following trigger change has occurred for Pennsylvania in the EUC08 program: The seasonally-adjusted total unemployment rate for the 3- month period ending January 2011 for Pennsylvania fell below the 8.5% threshold to remain ``on'' Tier Four of the EUC08 program. As a result, the payable period for Pennsylvania in Tier Four of the EUC08 program will conclude April 2, 2011, and the maximum potential entitlement of 47 weeks will decrease to a maximum potential entitlement of 34 weeks in the EUC08 program.
Notice of Funding Opportunity and Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for the Young Parents Demonstration
Document Number: 2011-7556
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-31
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor announces the availability of approximately $5.5 million authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 to support applicants in providing intensive mentoring services to low- income young parents (both mothers and fathers, and expectant parents ages 16 to 24) participating in workforce development programs. Activities under this SGA are authorized under Section 171(b) of the Workforce Investment Act, which allows for demonstration and pilot projects for the purpose of developing and implementing techniques and approaches, and demonstrating the effectiveness of specialized methods, in addressing employment and training needs. The complete SGA and any subsequent SGA amendments, in connection with the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 is described in further detail on ETA's Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/grants or on http://www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures and other program requirements governing this solicitation.
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2011-7154
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of an Open Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA)
Document Number: 2011-7153
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463; 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given to announce an open meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) being held on May 16-17, 2011, in Washington, DC. The ACA, an advisory board to the Secretary of Labor, is a discretionary Committee established by the Secretary of Labor, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended 5 U.S.C., App. 2, and it's implementing regulations (41 CFR parts 101-6 and 102-3). All meetings of the ACA are open to the public. Time and Date: The meeting will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Monday, May 16, 2011, and continue until approximately 5 p.m. The meeting will reconvene on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at approximately 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and adjourn at approximately 5 p.m.
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2011-6804
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2011-6802
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Workforce Investment Act; Lower Living Standard Income Level
Document Number: 2011-6510
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-21
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 (Pub. L. 105-220), the Secretary of Labor annually determines the Lower Living Standard Income level (LLSIL) for uses described in the law. WIA defines the term ``Low Income Individual'' as one who qualifies under various criteria, including an individual who received income for a six-month period that does not exceed the higher level of the poverty line or 70 percent of the LLSIL. This issuance provides the Secretary's annual LLSIL for 2011 and references the current 2011 Health and Human Services ``Poverty Guidelines.''
Request for Certification of Compliance-Rural Industrialization Loan and Grant Program
Document Number: 2011-6402
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration is issuing this notice to announce the receipt of a ``Certification of Non-Relocation and Market and Capacity Information Report'' (Form 4279-2) for the following: Applicant/Location: SoloPower, Inc., Wilsonville, Oregon. Principal Product/Purpose: The loan, guarantee, or grant application is to expand operations and increase production capacity by opening a new facility in Wilsonville, Oregon. The NAICS industry code for this enterprise is: 334413 (Solar cells manufacturing).
Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment of H-2B Aliens in the United States
Document Number: 2011-6152
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-18
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration
The Department of Labor (the Department or DOL) proposes to amend its regulations governing the certification of the employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary or seasonal non-agricultural employment and the enforcement of the obligations applicable to employers of such nonimmigrant workers. This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM or proposed rule) proposes to revise and solicits comments on the process by which employers obtain a temporary labor certification from the Department for use in petitioning the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to employ a nonimmigrant worker in H-2B status. The Department also proposes to create new regulations to provide for increased worker protections for both U.S. and foreign workers and enhanced enforcement under the H-2B program.
Notice of Funding Opportunity and Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for National Farmworker Jobs Training Program (NFJP)
Document Number: 2011-6245
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The U. S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Workforce Investment, Division of Adult Services, announces a grant competition for operating the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), under section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), 29 U.S.C. 2912. WIA generally requires DOL to conduct a general grants competition every two years to select NFJP grantees. Under section 167(a) of WIA, the Secretary must award grants on a competitive basis to eligible entities for the purposes of carrying out the activities authorized under section 167. We are conducting this competition before the passage of the Department of Labor's Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 appropriation in anticipation of the appropriation of funds for Program Year (PY) 2011 NFJP grants, but we will not obligate any funds for PY 2011 grants unless and until they are appropriated. The FY 2011 appropriations request for this program is $78,410,000, to be allocated among state service delivery areas for operation of NFJP. All interested applicants should read this notice in its entirety. The complete SGA and any subsequent SGA amendments are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/grants or on http://www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures and other program requirements governing this solicitation.
Notice of Funding Opportunity and Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for National Farmworker Jobs Training Program (NFJP) Housing Assistance
Document Number: 2011-6244
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor (the Department or DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Workforce Investment (OWI), Division of Adult Services (DAS), announces a grant competition for operating the Housing Assistance portion of the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), under section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), 29 U.S.C. 2912. Section 167(a) of WIA requires the Secretary to conduct a grants competition every two years for the purpose of carrying out the activities authorized under section 167. Although housing assistance is identified in WIA as one of the allowable activities under NFJP, Congressional appropriations language directs the Department to make available a specific amount of the funds appropriated for the NFJP for migrant and seasonal farmworkers housing assistance grants, and requires that no less than 70 percent of the specified amount must be used for permanent housing activities. We are conducting this competition before the passage of the Department of Labor's Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 appropriation in anticipation of the appropriation of funds for Program Year (PY) 2011 NFJP housing assistance grants, but we will not obligate any funds for PY 2011 grants unless and until they are appropriated. The FY 2011 appropriation request for this program is $5,700,000. The complete SGA and any subsequent SGA amendments are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/grants or on http://www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures and other program requirements governing this solicitation.
Ananke, Inc., Providence, RI; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: 2011-6194
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Flanders Tool Company, Inc., Flanders, NJ; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: 2011-6193
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2011-6189
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Raleigh Film and Television Studios, LLC, Los Angeles, CA; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: 2011-6186
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Jeld-Wen Millwork Distribution, Wilkesboro, NC; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: 2011-6185
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice on Reallotment of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I Formula Allotted Funds for Dislocated Worker Activities for Program Year (PY) 2010
Document Number: 2011-6139
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-16
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Workforce Investment Act, Public Law 105-220, requires the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to conduct reallotment of dislocated worker formula allotted funds based on State financial reports submitted as of the end of the prior PY. This notice publishes PY 2010 dislocated worker funds for recapture by State and the amount to be reallotted to eligible States.
Announcement Regarding the Virgin Islands Triggering “Off” Tier Three of Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08)
Document Number: 2011-6026
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Announcement regarding the Virgin Islands triggering ``off'' Tier Three of Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08). Public Law 111-312 extended provisions in Public Law 111-92 which amended prior laws to create a Third and Fourth Tier of benefits within the EUC08 program for qualified unemployed workers claiming benefits in high unemployment states. The Department of Labor produces a trigger notice indicating which states qualify for EUC08 benefits within Tiers Three and Four and provides the beginning and ending dates of payable periods for each qualifying state. The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the EUC08 program can be found at: http:// ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/claimsarch.asp. Based on data published January 25, 2011, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following trigger change has occurred for the Virgin Islands' EUC08 program: The seasonally-adjusted total unemployment rate for the 3- month period ending December 2010 for the Virgin Islands fell below the 6.0% threshold to remain ``on'' Tier Three of the EUC08 program. The payable period for the Virgin Islands in Tier Three of the EUC08 program concluded February 26, 2011. As a result, the maximum potential entitlement of 47 weeks will decrease to a maximum potential entitlement of 34 weeks in the EUC08 program.
Announcement Regarding New Mexico and Colorado Triggering “On” to Tier Four of Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08)
Document Number: 2011-6025
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Announcement regarding New Mexico and Colorado triggering ``on'' to Tier Four of Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08). Public law 111-312 extended provisions in Public Law 111-92 which amended prior laws to create a Third and Fourth Tier of benefits within the EUC08 program for qualified unemployed workers claiming benefits in high unemployment states. The Department of Labor produces a trigger notice indicating which states qualify for EUC08 benefits within Tiers Three and Four and provides the beginning and ending dates of payable periods for each qualifying state. The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the EUC08 program can be found at: http:// ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/claimsarch.asp. Based on data published January 25, 2011, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following trigger changes have occurred for New Mexico and Colorado in the EUC08 program: The three month average, seasonally adjusted total unemployment rates for New Mexico and Colorado met or exceeded the 8.5% threshold to trigger ``on'' to Tier Four in the EUC08 program. The payable period in Tier Four for New Mexico and Colorado began February 13, 2011. As a result, the maximum potential entitlement of 34 weeks will increase to a maximum potential entitlement of 47 weeks in the EUC08 program.
Proposed Collection of Information for an Evaluation of the Young Parents Demonstration Project (YPDP); Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-6010
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The 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 (PRA) [44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)(A)]. The 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 the collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The proposed information collection is for an evaluation of the YPDP. The YPDP is sponsored by ETA to test innovative strategies that can improve the skills and education of young parents and, ultimately their employment and earnings.
Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Period for Alaska
Document Number: 2011-6006
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This notice announces a change in benefit period eligibility under the EB program for Alaska. The following changes have occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the State's EB status: Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on January 25, 2011, the three month average, seasonally adjusted total unemployment rate for Alaska met or exceeded the 8.0% threshold to enter a high unemployment period (HUP) in the EB program. As a result, Alaska's payable period in (HUP) began February 13, 2011, and eligibility for claimants has been increased from a maximum potential entitlement of 13 weeks to a maximum potential entitlement of 20 weeks in the EB program. The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the EB program can be found at: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/claims_arch.asp.
Quad Tech, Inc., Sussex, WI; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration
Document Number: 2011-5932
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Jewelry Stream; Los Angeles, CA, Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: 2011-5930
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor