Telecommunications Interagency Working Group (TIWG)

CourtLabor Department
Citation86 FR 72276
Publication Date21 December 2021
Record Number2021-27755
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
[Docket No. DOL–2021–0006]
Telecommunications Interagency
Working Group (TIWG)
AGENCY
: Office of the Secretary,
Department of Labor.
ACTION
: Request for nominations for
membership on the
Telecommunications Interagency
Working Group.
SUMMARY
: The Secretary of Labor
requests nominations for membership
on the Telecommunications Interagency
Working Group (TIWG).
DATES
: Submit (send or transmit)
nominations for TIWG by December 30,
2021.
ADDRESSES
: You may submit
nominations, including attachments,
electronically to
TelecomWorkingGroup@dol.gov.
Instructions. All nominations and
supporting materials must include the
agency name and docket number for this
Federal Register document (Docket No.
DOL–2021–0006).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
For press inquiries: Contact Ms.
Amanda McClure, U.S. Department of
Labor; 200 Constitution Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202)
693–4676; email McClure.Amanda.C@
dol.gov.
For general information about TIWG
and TIWG membership: Ms. Valeria
Treves, OSEC; 200 Constitution Avenue
NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone:
202–631–1132; email: treves.valeria@
dol.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: The
Secretary of Labor invites interested
persons to submit nominations for
membership on TIWG.
A. Background
Section 60602 of the Infrastructure
Investment and Jobs Act directed the
Chair of the Federal Communications
Commission (‘‘Chair’’), in partnership
with the Secretary of Labor
(‘‘Secretary’’), to form TIWG ‘‘to develop
recommendations to address the
workforce needs of the
telecommunications industry.’’
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,
Public Law 117–58, 60602, 135 Stat. 429
(Nov. 15, 2021) (to be codified at 47
U.S.C. 344) (‘‘Infrastructure Investment
and Jobs Act’’). TIWG must be
established by January 14, 2022, at
which point the majority of members
must be appointed. TIWG must prepare
a report with ‘‘recommendations to
address the workforce needs of the
telecommunications industry, including
the safety of that workforce’’ not later
than one year after its establishment that
will:
(1) Determine whether, and if so how,
any Federal laws, regulations, guidance,
policies, or practices, or any budgetary
constraints, may be amended to
strengthen the ability of institutions of
higher education (as defined in section
101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965
(20 U.S.C. 1001)) or for-profit businesses
to establish, adopt, or expand programs
intended to address the workforce needs
of the telecommunications industry,
including the workforce needed to build
and maintain the 5G wireless
infrastructure necessary to support 5G
wireless technology;
(2) Identify potential policies and
programs that could encourage and
improve coordination among Federal
agencies, between Federal agencies and
States, and among States, on
telecommunications workforce needs;
(3) Identify ways in which existing
Federal programs, including programs
that help facilitate the employment of
veterans and military personnel
transitioning into civilian life, could be
leveraged to help address the workforce
needs of the telecommunications
industry;
(4) Identify ways to improve
recruitment in workforce development
programs in the telecommunications
industry;
(5) Identify Federal incentives that
could be provided to institutions of
higher education, for-profit businesses,
State workforce development boards
established under section 101 of the
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity
Act (29 U.S.C. 3111), or other relevant
stakeholders to establish or adopt new
programs, expand current programs, or
partner with registered apprenticeship
programs, to address the workforce
needs of the telecommunications
industry, including such needs in rural
areas;
(6) Identify ways to improve the safety
of telecommunications workers,
including tower climbers; and
(7) Identify ways that trends in wages,
benefits, and working conditions in the
telecommunications industry impact
recruitment of employees in the sector.’’
The statute provides that the Federal
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.)
shall not apply to TIWG.
B. TIWG Membership
Pursuant to section 60602(d) of the
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,
the Secretary will select three members
of TIWG from outside organizations.
Accordingly, the Department seeks
nominations and expressions of interest
from individuals and organizations
interested in consideration under one or
more of the following categories:
A representative of a labor
organization representing the
telecommunications workforce;
A representative of a registered
apprenticeship program in construction
or maintenance; and
A public interest advocate for tower
climber safety.
In addition to one member from each
of the above-mentioned categories,
TIWG will comprise the following
membership selected from individuals
or organizations: (i) A representative of
a telecommunications industry
association, appointed by the Chair of
the FCC; (ii) a representative of a Native
American Tribe or Tribal organization,
appointed by the Chair; (iii) a
representative of a rural
telecommunications carrier, appointed
by the Chair; (iv) a telecommunications
contractor firm, appointed by the Chair;
and (v) a representative of an institution
of higher education, appointed by the
Secretary of Education. The
membership will also be comprised of
the following federal agency
representatives: (i) A representative of
the FCC, appointed by the Chair; (ii) a
representative of the Directorate of
Construction of the Occupational Safety
and Health Administration, appointed
by the Secretary of Labor; (iii) a
representative of the National
Telecommunications and Information
Administration, appointed by the
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for
Communications and Information; and
(iv) a representative of the Department
of Education, appointed by the
Secretary of Education.
Members must be willing to commit
to serving on TIWG for one year. While
the chair and a vice chair, which TIWG
will name, will be responsible for
organizing the business of the working
group, the time commitment for
participation in TIWG or any subgroup,
if established, may be substantial.
However, meetings may be conducted
informally, using suitable technology to
facilitate the meetings.
The Department of Labor is
committed to equal opportunity in the
workplace and seeks broad-based and
diverse TIWG membership. Any
interested person or organization may
nominate one or more individuals for
membership on TIWG. Interested
persons are also invited and encouraged
to submit statements in support of
nominees.
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C. Submission Requirements
Nominations must include the
following information:
Name, title, and organization of the
nominee and a description of the
organization, sector, or other interest the
nominee will represent;
Nominee’s mailing address, email
address, and telephone number;
Nominee’s re
´sume
´or curriculum
vitae, including relevant organizations
and associations;
A statement summarizing the
nominee’s qualifications and reasons
why the nominee should be appointed
to TIWG; and
A statement, if the nominee will
represent a specific organization,
describing the organization as well as
the benefit of having the organization
represented on TIWG.
D. Member Selection
The Secretary will select TIWG
members on the basis of their
experience, knowledge, and competence
in the field as appropriate for each of
the three slots. Although the Federal
Advisory Committee Act does not apply
to the TIWG, nominees will be
evaluated for potential conflicts of
interests. Information received through
this nomination process, in addition to
other relevant sources for information,
will assist the Secretary in appointing
members to TIWG. In selecting TIWG
members, the Secretary will consider
individuals nominated in response to
this Federal Register document, as well
as other qualified individuals.
Authority and Signature
Rajesh D. Nayak, Assistant Secretary
for Policy, Office of the Assistant
Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20210, authorized the
preparation of this document.
Signed at Washington, DC, on December
17, 2021.
Rajesh D. Nayak,
Assistant Secretary for Policy, Office of the
Assistant Secretary for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2021–27755 Filed 12–17–21; 4:15 pm]
BILLING CODE 4510–HX–P
OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND
BUDGET
North American Industry Classification
System—Revision for 2022; Update of
Statistical Policy Directive No. 8, North
American Industry Classification
System: Classification of
Establishments; and Elimination of
Statistical Policy Directive No. 9,
Standard Industrial Classification of
Enterprises
AGENCY
: Office of Information and
Regulatory Affairs, Office of
Management and Budget, Executive
Office of the President.
ACTION
: Notice of NAICS 2022 Final
Decisions; Update of Statistical Policy
Directive No. 8, North American
Industry Classification System:
Classification of Establishments; and
Elimination of Statistical Policy
Directive No. 9, Standard Industrial
Classification of Enterprises.
SUMMARY
: The Office of Management
and Budget (OMB) announces its final
decisions to accept the
recommendations of the Economic
Classification Policy Committee (ECPC),
as outlined in the July 2, 2021, Federal
Register notice. OMB accepts the ECPC
recommendations for the 2022 revisions
to the North American Industry
Classification System (NAICS), as well
as the recommendations to update OMB
Statistical Policy Directive No. 8, North
American Industry Classification
System: Classification of Establishments
and to eliminate OMB Statistical Policy
Directive No. 9, Standard Industrial
Classification of Enterprises. In large
part, the series of revisions for NAICS
are designed to address decreasing
usefulness of employing the mode of
delivery (online versus in store/print) as
an industry delineation criterion in the
Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, and
Information sectors. In short, the
internet has developed from a
specialized activity to a generic method
of delivery for goods and services.
Therefore, the 2022 revisions to NAICS
reflect a deemphasis on the delivery
method as an industry function used in
NAICS classification. In addition, OMB
has accepted the ECPC
recommendations with respect to
biobased products manufacturing and
renewable chemicals manufacturing
topic areas, including the decision to
continue research and outreach in this
important emerging area. There are four
parts in the
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
section below, which provide more
information. Part I summarizes the
background of NAICS and this revision
cycle. Part II contains a summary of
public comments in response to the July
2, 2021, Federal Register notice. Part III
includes a summary of the ECPC
recommendations. Part IV outlines
OMB’s final decisions.
DATES
: Effective Date for 2022 NAICS
United States codes and Statistical
Policy Directives: Federal statistical
establishment data published for
reference years beginning on or after
January 1, 2022, should be published
using the 2022 NAICS United States
codes. Publication of NAICS United
States, 2022 Manual is planned for
January 2022 on the NAICS website at
www.census.gov/naics. The updated
Statistical Policy Directive No. 8, North
American Industry Classification
System: Classification of
Establishments, will be effective
immediately and will be posted on the
OMB Statistical Programs and Standards
website at www.whitehouse.gov/omb/
information-regulatory-affairs/
statistical-programs-standards/.
Statistical Policy Directive No. 9,
Standard Industrial Classification of
Enterprises, will be eliminated effective
immediately.
ADDRESSES
: Correspondence about the
adoption and implementation of the
2022 NAICS as shown in the July 2,
2021, Federal Register notice should be
sent to: Office of the Chief Statistician,
Office of Management and Budget, New
Executive Office Building, Washington,
DC 20503; email: econ.naics2022@
census.gov.
Inquiries about the content of
industries or requests for electronic
copies of the 2022 NAICS tables that
cannot be satisfied by use of the NAICS
website should be sent by email to:
econ.naics2022@census.gov.
Electronic Availability: Federal
Register notices are available
electronically at
www.federalregister.gov/. This
document and the July 2, 2021, Federal
Register notice are also available on the
NAICS website at www.census.gov/
naics. The revision for 2022 will result
in a number of code and title changes
for NAICS. For that reason, a full list of
NAICS 2022 industry codes and titles
will be posted on the NAICS website
referenced above prior to publication of
the NAICS United States, 2022 Manual
for reference and implementation
planning. The NAICS website
referenced above also contains previous
NAICS United States Federal Register
notices, ECPC Issues Papers, ECPC
Reports, the structures, industry
definitions, and related documents for
previous versions of NAICS United
States.
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