Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 9166-9167 [E6-2455]

Download as PDF cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 9166 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 22, 2006 / Notices authorizes state workforce security agencies to access the NDNH ‘‘for purposes of administering an unemployment compensation program under Federal or State law’’. BAM must utilize this resource as part of the audit of paid claims to detect and investigate claimant employment during the benefit year to determine its effect on the claimant’s eligibility for UI. This requirement will be effective with BAM batch 200801 (sampling week beginning December 30, 2007, and ending January 5, 2008). States may begin to use the NDNH crossmatch as part of their BAM paid claims investigations prior to the effective date. States not participating in the NDNH crossmatch prior to the effective date may crossmatch BAM paid claims sample cases with their SDNH. However, once the state begins to access the NDNH, they must utilize the NDNH as part of the BAM paid claims investigation instead of the SDNH. All BAM paid claims investigations must include the NDNH crossmatch by the effective date (BAM sampling batch 200801). BAM auditors will conduct factfinding for those BAM cases in which the claimant’s SSN matches one or more records in the NDNH (or SDNH) to determine if there are any issues affecting the claimant’s eligibility for UI benefits for the sampled week. Agencies will conduct fact-finding according to the procedures in ET Handbook No. 395. Pending approval of this information collection request by the Office of Management and Budget, ETA will issue technical specifications for crossmatching BAM cases with the new hire directories. BAM program managers will be responsible for identifying the organizational unit within their state that administers their state’s participation in the NDNH or manages their SDNH and for determining the procedures needed to link BAM data with the NDNH or SDNH data. State agencies that currently use their state’s wage records as part of the BAM investigation may continue to do so. However, the use of wage records as part of the BAM investigation is not required. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Agency: Employment and Training Administration. Title: Modification to Unemployment Insurance Benefit Accuracy Measurement Investigative Procedures. OMB Number: 1205–0245. Agency Form Number: BAM State Operations Handbook (ET Handbook No. 395, 4th ed.). VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:35 Feb 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 Recordkeeping: States are required to follow their state laws regarding public record retention in retaining records for this proposed data collection system. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies (Primary), individuals, businesses, and not-for-profit institutions. Total Respondents: 188,984 (unchanged). Estimated Total Burden Hours: 429,805 (+6,562 from current burden). Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $38,411 ($739 per agency, annualized over 3-year life cycle). Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $504,000 (unchanged). Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: February 6, 2006. Cheryl Atkinson, Administrator, Office of Workforce Security. [FR Doc. E6–2490 Filed 2–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, 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 Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Regulations Governing the Administration of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (ESA–100, LS–200, LS–201, LS–203, LS–204, LS–262, LS– 267, LS–271, LS–274, LS–513). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before April 24, 2006. ADDRESSES: Ms. Hazel M. Bell, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0418, fax (202) 693–1451, E-mail bell.hazel@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or E-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), as amended (20 CFR 702.162, 702.174, 702.175, 20 CFR 702.242, 20 CFR 702.285, 702.321, 702.201, and 702.111) as it pertains to the provision of benefits to workers injured in maritime employment on the navigable waters of the United States or in an adjoining area customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel, as well as coverage extended to certain other employees. The Longshore Act administration requirements include: Payment of compensation liens incurred by Trust Funds; certification of exemption and reinstatement of employers who are engaged in the building, repairing, or dismantling of exclusively small vessels; settlement of cases under the Act; reporting of earnings by injured claimants receiving benefits under the Act; filing applications for relief under second injury provisions; and, maintenance of injury reports under the Act. This information collection is currently approved for use through December 31, 2006. II. Review Focus: The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: * Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; * Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; * Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and * Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 9167 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 22, 2006 / Notices technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. III. Current Actions: The Department of Labor (DOL) seeks extension of approval to collect this information in order to carry out its responsibility to insure that Longshore beneficiaries are receiving appropriate benefits. Failure to request this information, there would be no way to insure beneficiaries are receiving the correct amount of benefits. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Title: Regulations Governing the Administration of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. OMB Number: 1215–0160. Agency Number: (ESA–100, LS–200, LS–201, LS–203, LS–204, LS–262, LS– 267, LS–271, LS–274, LS–513). Affected Public: Individuals or households, Businesses or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 185,716. Total Responses: 185,716. Frequency: On Occasion and Annually. Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Reporting. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 71,376. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $66,571. Annual responses Information collection Average response time (hours) Annual burden hours LS–200, Report of Earnings ........................................................................................................ LS–200, Report of Earnings with no earnings information to report .......................................... Liens (702.162) ............................................................................................................................ Certifications (702.174) ................................................................................................................ Reinstatements (702.175) ........................................................................................................... Settlement Applications (702.242) ............................................................................................... Section 8(f) Payments (702.321) ................................................................................................. ESA–100 (LS) Annual Report ..................................................................................................... LS–271, Application for Self-insurance ....................................................................................... LS–274, Report of Injury Experience of Self-Insured Employer ................................................. LS–201, Notice of Employee’s Injury of Death ........................................................................... LS–513, Report of Payments ...................................................................................................... LS–267, Claimant’s Statement .................................................................................................... LS–203, Employee’s Claim for Compensation ............................................................................ LS–204, Attending Physician’s Supplementary Report ............................................................... LS–262, Claim for Death Benefits ............................................................................................... 18,000 3,600 10 5 2 5,040 485 42,000 20 619 5,040 619 1,456 11,340 100,800 280 0.17 0 0.5 0.75 0.5 2 5 0.02 2 1 0.25 0.5 0.033 0.25 0.5 0.25 2,440 0 5 4 1 10,080 2,425 840 40 619 1,260 309 48 2,835 50,400 70 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 185,716 ........................ 71,376 Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating maintenance): $66,571. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: February 15, 2006. Sue Blumenthal, Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and Planning Employment Standards Administration. [FR Doc. E6–2455 Filed 2–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CF–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:35 Feb 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 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 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed reinstatement of the ‘‘Current Population Survey (CPS) Volunteer Supplement.’’ A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before April 24, 2006. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, Division PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20212, telephone number 202–691–7628. (This is not a toll free number.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, telephone number 202–691–7628. (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The September 2006 CPS Volunteer Supplement will be conducted at the request of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and USA Freedom Corps. The Volunteer Supplement will provide information on the total number of individuals in the U.S. involved in unpaid volunteer activities, measures of the frequency or intensity with which individuals volunteer, types of organizations that facilitate volunteerism, and the activities in which volunteers participate. It will also provide information on civic engagement. Because the Volunteer Supplement is part of the CPS, the same detailed demographic information collected in E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 35 (Wednesday, February 22, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9166-9167]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-2455]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment Standards Administration


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, 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 Standards Administration is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed collection: Regulations Governing the 
Administration of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act 
(ESA-100, LS-200, LS-201, LS-203, LS-204, LS-262, LS-267, LS-271, LS-
274, LS-513). A copy of the proposed information collection request can 
be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses 
section of this Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before April 24, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Ms. Hazel M. Bell, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Ave., NW., Room S-3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone 
(202) 693-0418, fax (202) 693-1451, E-mail bell.hazel@dol.gov. Please 
use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or E-
mail).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    I. Background: The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) 
administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA), 
as amended (20 CFR 702.162, 702.174, 702.175, 20 CFR 702.242, 20 CFR 
702.285, 702.321, 702.201, and 702.111) as it pertains to the provision 
of benefits to workers injured in maritime employment on the navigable 
waters of the United States or in an adjoining area customarily used by 
an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel, as 
well as coverage extended to certain other employees. The Longshore Act 
administration requirements include: Payment of compensation liens 
incurred by Trust Funds; certification of exemption and reinstatement 
of employers who are engaged in the building, repairing, or dismantling 
of exclusively small vessels; settlement of cases under the Act; 
reporting of earnings by injured claimants receiving benefits under the 
Act; filing applications for relief under second injury provisions; 
and, maintenance of injury reports under the Act. This information 
collection is currently approved for use through December 31, 2006.
    II. Review Focus: The Department of Labor is particularly 
interested in comments which:
    * Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    * Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    * Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and
    * Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who 
are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other

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technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
    III. Current Actions: The Department of Labor (DOL) seeks extension 
of approval to collect this information in order to carry out its 
responsibility to insure that Longshore beneficiaries are receiving 
appropriate benefits.
    Failure to request this information, there would be no way to 
insure beneficiaries are receiving the correct amount of benefits.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Employment Standards Administration.
    Title: Regulations Governing the Administration of the Longshore 
and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.
    OMB Number: 1215-0160.
    Agency Number: (ESA-100, LS-200, LS-201, LS-203, LS-204, LS-262, 
LS-267, LS-271, LS-274, LS-513).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, Businesses or other 
for-profit.
    Total Respondents: 185,716.
    Total Responses: 185,716.
    Frequency: On Occasion and Annually.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Reporting.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 71,376.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $66,571.

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                                                                                      Average
                     Information collection                           Annual       response time   Annual burden
                                                                     responses        (hours)          hours
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LS-200, Report of Earnings......................................          18,000            0.17           2,440
LS-200, Report of Earnings with no earnings information to                 3,600               0               0
 report.........................................................
Liens (702.162).................................................              10             0.5               5
Certifications (702.174)........................................               5            0.75               4
Reinstatements (702.175)........................................               2             0.5               1
Settlement Applications (702.242)...............................           5,040               2          10,080
Section 8(f) Payments (702.321).................................             485               5           2,425
ESA-100 (LS) Annual Report......................................          42,000            0.02             840
LS-271, Application for Self-insurance..........................              20               2              40
LS-274, Report of Injury Experience of Self-Insured Employer....             619               1             619
LS-201, Notice of Employee's Injury of Death....................           5,040            0.25           1,260
LS-513, Report of Payments......................................             619             0.5             309
LS-267, Claimant's Statement....................................           1,456           0.033              48
LS-203, Employee's Claim for Compensation.......................          11,340            0.25           2,835
LS-204, Attending Physician's Supplementary Report..............         100,800             0.5          50,400
LS-262, Claim for Death Benefits................................             280            0.25              70
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    Total.......................................................         185,716  ..............          71,376
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    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating maintenance): $66,571.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they will also become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: February 15, 2006.
Sue Blumenthal,
Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, 
Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration 
and Planning Employment Standards Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-2455 Filed 2-21-06; 8:45 am]
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