Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 26112-26113 [E6-6662]

Download as PDF 26112 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 85 / Wednesday, May 3, 2006 / Notices Average response time (hours) Form No. Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours 0.50 0.50 0.25 2,720 160 320 1,360 80 80 Total ...................................................................................................................................... jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES CA/EN–1108 ................................................................................................................................ SOL/EN–1108 .............................................................................................................................. CA/EN–1122 ................................................................................................................................ ........................ 3,200 1,520 Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0. Total Annual Costs (operating/ maintaining systems or purchasing services): $1,344. Description: Under section 8131 a Federal employee can sustain a workrelated injury, for which he or she is eligible for compensation under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA), under circumstance that create a legal liability in some third party to pay damages for the same injury. When this occurs, section 8131 of the FECA (5 U.S.C. 8131) authorizes the Secretary of Labor to either require the employee to assign his or her right of action to the United States or to prosecute the action. When the employee receives a payment for his or her damages, whether from a final court judgment on or a settlement of the action, section 8132 of the FECA (5 U.S.C. 8132) provides that the employee ‘‘shall refund to the United States the amount of compensation paid by the United States * * *’’ To enforce the United States’ statutory right to this refund, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs has promulgated regulations that require both the reporting of these types of payments (20 CFR 10.710) and the submission of the type of detailed information necessary to calculate the amount of the required refund (20 CFR 10.707(e)). The information collected by Form CA/EN–1122 is requested from the claimant if he or she received a payment for damages without hiring an attorney. Form CA/EN–1108 requests this information from the attorney if one was hired to bring suit against the third party. Form SOL/EN–1108 request the same information as the CA/EN–1108 if the claimant’s attorney contacts the Office of the Solicitor (SOL) directly. These forms are used to obtain information about amounts received as the result of a final judgment in litigation, or a settlement of the litigation, brought against a third party who is liable for damage due to a compensable work-related injury. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 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, 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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the extension of the ‘‘BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics (OSHS) Cooperative Agreement Application Package.’’ 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. Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before July 3, 2006. DATES: Send comments to Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, Division 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.) ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ira L. Mills, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–6664 Filed 5–2–06; 8:45 am] Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, telephone number 202–691–7628. (See ADDRESSES section.) BILLING CODE 4510–27–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 May 02, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Background The Secretary of Labor has delegated to the BLS the authority to collect, compile, and analyze statistical data on work-related injuries and illnesses, as authorized by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–596). The Cooperative Agreement is designed to allow the BLS to ensure conformance with program objectives. The BLS has full authority over the financial operations of the statistical program. The BLS requires financial reporting that will produce the information that is needed to monitor the financial activities of the BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics grantees. II. Current Action The BLS requests approval for a generic OSHS Cooperative Agreement from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is not a new collection, but for the first time the BLS is soliciting comments on the application package—without its program work statements—as a generic Cooperative Agreement application. The work statements will be submitted separately to OMB for review of any minor year-to-year information collection burden changes they may contain. The Cooperative Agreement provides the basis for effectively managing the administrative and financial aspects of the program. The application package being submitted to OMB is representative of the package sent every year to State agencies and, as such, is considered to be a generic package. The existing collection of information allows Federal staff to negotiate the Cooperative Agreement with the State Grant Agencies (SGAs) and monitor their financial and programmatic performance and adherence to administrative requirements imposed by common regulations implementing OMB Circular A–102 and other grant-related regulations. The information collected also is used for planning and budgeting at the Federal level and in meeting Federal reporting requirements. The burden estimates are based on actual experience of grantees completing the forms. Public comments on the accuracy of the burden estimates, E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1 26113 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 85 / Wednesday, May 3, 2006 / Notices as well as suggestions for reducing the burden, are encouraged. Signatures that certify the authenticity of the information will continue to be required. III. Desired Focus of Comments The BLS is particularly interested in comments that: • 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 technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics Cooperative Agreement Application Package. OMB Number: 1220–0149. Affected Public: State Governments. Average burden Total respondents Forms Frequency Per response (hours) Estimated total burden (hours) Annually (hours) BLS–OSHS Work Statements ................................................................. BLS–OSHS2 ............................................................................................ 56 56 1 4 2 1 2 4 112 224 Total ........................................................................................... 56 5 3 6 336 Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 26th day of April 2006. Cathy Kazanowski, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. E6–6662 Filed 5–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0227] Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 May 02, 2006 Jkt 208001 its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 2, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For Further Information or a Copy of the Submission Contact: Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005E3), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 565–8374, FAX (202) 565– 6590 or e-mail: denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0227.’’ Send comments and recommendations concerning any aspect of the information collection to VA’s OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395–7316. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0227’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Nation-wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys. a. Survey of Healthcare Experiences of Patients Recently Discharged Inpatient, VA Form 10–1465–1. b. Survey of Healthcare Experiences of Patient’s Ambulatory Care, VA Form 10–1465–3. c. About your VA Prosthetics Care and Service, VA Form 10–0142b. d. Survey on Your Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), VA Form 10– 1465–9. e. Customer Satisfaction Survey for Nutritional and Food Service, VA Form 10–5387. OMB Control Number: 2900–0227. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Abstract: VA Forms 10–0142b, 10– 1465–1, 10–1465–3, 10–1465–9, and 10– 5387 will be used to survey customers regarding their satisfaction with VA’s healthcare services. VA will use the data collected to identify areas where attention is needed and to improve its quality of health care services provided to veterans. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on January 26, 2006, at page 4403–4404. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 199,907 hours. a. Survey of Healthcare Experiences of Patients Recently Discharged Inpatient, VA Form 10–1465–1—37,500. b. Survey of Healthcare Experiences of Patient’s Ambulatory Care, VA Form 10–1465–3—153,300. c. About your VA Prosthetics Care and Service, VA Form 10–0142b—4,320. d. Survey on Your Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), VA Form 10– 1465–9—600. e. Customer Satisfaction Survey for Nutritional and Food Service, VA Form 10–5387—4,187. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: a. Survey of Healthcare Experiences of Patients Recently Discharged Inpatient, VA Form 10–1465–1—30 minutes. E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 85 (Wednesday, May 3, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26112-26113]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-6662]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


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 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. The 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the 
extension of the ``BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics (OSHS) 
Cooperative Agreement Application Package.'' 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 July 3, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, 
Division 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 Secretary of Labor has delegated to the BLS the authority to 
collect, compile, and analyze statistical data on work-related injuries 
and illnesses, as authorized by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 
of 1970 (Pub. L. 91-596). The Cooperative Agreement is designed to 
allow the BLS to ensure conformance with program objectives. The BLS 
has full authority over the financial operations of the statistical 
program. The BLS requires financial reporting that will produce the 
information that is needed to monitor the financial activities of the 
BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics grantees.

II. Current Action

    The BLS requests approval for a generic OSHS Cooperative Agreement 
from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is not a new 
collection, but for the first time the BLS is soliciting comments on 
the application package--without its program work statements--as a 
generic Cooperative Agreement application. The work statements will be 
submitted separately to OMB for review of any minor year-to-year 
information collection burden changes they may contain. The Cooperative 
Agreement provides the basis for effectively managing the 
administrative and financial aspects of the program. The application 
package being submitted to OMB is representative of the package sent 
every year to State agencies and, as such, is considered to be a 
generic package. The existing collection of information allows Federal 
staff to negotiate the Cooperative Agreement with the State Grant 
Agencies (SGAs) and monitor their financial and programmatic 
performance and adherence to administrative requirements imposed by 
common regulations implementing OMB Circular A-102 and other grant-
related regulations. The information collected also is used for 
planning and budgeting at the Federal level and in meeting Federal 
reporting requirements.
    The burden estimates are based on actual experience of grantees 
completing the forms. Public comments on the accuracy of the burden 
estimates,

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as well as suggestions for reducing the burden, are encouraged. 
Signatures that certify the authenticity of the information will 
continue to be required.

III. Desired Focus of Comments

    The BLS is particularly interested in comments that:
     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 technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics Cooperative 
Agreement Application Package.
    OMB Number: 1220-0149.
    Affected Public: State Governments.

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                                                                                Average burden
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                     Forms                          Total      Frequency       Per                      total
                                                 respondents                 response     Annually      burden
                                                                             (hours)      (hours)      (hours)
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BLS-OSHS Work Statements.......................           56            1            2            2          112
BLS-OSHS2......................................           56            4            1            4          224
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    Total......................................           56            5            3            6          336
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    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information 
collection request; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 26th day of April 2006.
Cathy Kazanowski,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 [FR Doc. E6-6662 Filed 5-2-06; 8:45 am]
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