Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 56173-56174 [E6-15738]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 186 / Tuesday, September 26, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–59,951] [TA–W–60,032] Ford Motor Company Product Development; Dearborn, MI; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on September 7, 2006 in response to a petition filed on behalf of workers at Ford Motor Company, Product Development, Dearborn, Michigan. The petitioners have requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC, this 14th day of September, 2006. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–15747 Filed 9–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Northern Hardwoods, a Division of Hardwood Lumber Manufacturing, South Range, MI; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on August 24, 2006 in response to a petition filed by a state official on behalf of workers of Northern Hardwoods, a division of Hardwood Lumber Manufacturing, South Ridge, Michigan. The petitioning worker is covered by a previously certified petition (TA–W– 57,091) that does not expire until June 8, 2007. All workers at the South Range, Michigan location are covered under the previous certification. Consequently, the investigation under this petition has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC this 25th day of August 2006. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–15746 Filed 9–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P Employment and Training Administration DEPARTMENT OF LABOR [TA–W–60,052] Employment and Training Administration Labrie Equipment; Leach Company, Incorporated; Appleton, WI; Notice of Termination of Investigation [TA–W–58,181; TA–W–58,181A] Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, an investigation was initiated on September 11, 2006 in response to a petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers at Labrie Equipment, Leach Company, Incorporated, Appleton, Wisconsin. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed in Washington, DC, this 14th day of September 2006. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–15748 Filed 9–25–06; 8:45 am] pwalker on PRODPC60 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4510–30–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:03 Sep 25, 2006 Jkt 208001 Stimson Lumber Company Atlas Division; Coeur d’Alene, ID; Including an Employee of Stimson Lumber Company Atlas Division Coeur D’alene, ID Located in Portland, OR; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance In accordance with section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2273), and section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance on November 21, 2005, applicable to workers of Stimson Lumber Company, Atlas Division, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The notice was published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2005 (70 FR 74368). At the request of the State agency, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56173 New information provided by a company official shows that a member of the worker group, Gregory O’Neal, working off-site in Portland, Oregon, was separated from employment when the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho plant closed. Mr. O’Neal provided marketing support services related to the pine and cedar boards produced by Stimson Lumber Company, Atlas Division, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The intent of the Department’s certification is to include all workers of Stimson Lumber Company, Atlas Division, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, who were adversely affected by increased company imports. Accordingly, the Department is amending this certification to include the employee of Stimson Lumber Company, Atlas Division, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, working in Portland, Oregon. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–58,181 is hereby issued as follows: All workers of Stimson Lumber Company, Atlas Division, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, including an employee of Stimson Lumber Company, Atlas Division, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho located in Portland, Oregon, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after October 20, 2004 through November 21, 2007, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are also eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. Signed in Washington, DC, this 12th day of September 2006. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–15742 Filed 9–25–06; 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 E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 pwalker on PRODPC60 with NOTICES 56174 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 186 / Tuesday, September 26, 2006 / Notices 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: Pharmacy Billing Requirements. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before November 27, 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 Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA), 5 U.S.C. 8101, et seq., the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA), 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., and the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA), 42 U.S.C. 7384 et seq. All three of these statutes require that OWCP pay for covered medical treatment provided to beneficiaries; this medical treatment can include medicinal drugs dispensed by pharmacies. In order to determine whether amounts billed for drugs are appropriate, OWCP must receive 19 data elements, including the name of the patient/beneficiary, the National Drug Code (NDC) number of the drugs prescribed the prescription number and the date the prescription was filled. The regulations implementing these statutes require the collection of information needed to enable OWCP to determine if bills for drugs submitted directly by pharmacies, or as reimbursement requests submitted by claimants, should be paid. There is no standardized paper form for submission of the billing information collected in this ICR. Over the past several years, the majority of pharmacy bills submitted to OWCP have been submitted electronically using one of the industry-wide standard formats for the electronic transmission of billing data through nationwide data clearinghouses devised by the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP). However, since some pharmacy bills are still submitted using VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:03 Sep 25, 2006 Jkt 208001 a paper-based bill format, OWCP will continue to accept any of the many paper-based bill formats still used by some providers so long as they contain the data elements needed for processing the bill. None of the paper-based or electronic billing formats have been designed by or provided by OWCP; they are billing formats commonly accepted by other Federal programs and in the private health insurance industry for drugs. Nonetheless, the three programs (FECA, BLBA and EEOICPA) provide instructions for the submission of necessary pharmacy bill data elements in the provider manuals distributed or made available to all pharmacies enrolled in the program. This information collection is currently approved for use through March 31, 2007. 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 technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. III. Current Actions: The Department of Labor seeks approval for the extension of this information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to provide payment for pharmaceuticals covered under the Acts. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Title: Pharmacy Billing Requirements. OMB Number: 1215–0194. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 28,150. Total Responses: 1,463,792. Time per Response: 5 minutes. Frequency: On Occassion. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 121,494. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: September 21, 2006. Ruben Wiley, Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and Planning, Employment Standards Administration. [FR Doc. E6–15738 Filed 9–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CR–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: Representative Fee Request. 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 November 27, 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: Individuals filing for compensation benefits with the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 186 (Tuesday, September 26, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56173-56174]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-15738]


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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

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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: Pharmacy Billing 
Requirements. A copy of the proposed information collection request can 
be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee 
section of this Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee section below on or before November 27, 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 Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA), 5 U.S.C. 
8101, et seq., the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA), 30 U.S.C. 901 et 
seq., and the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation 
Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA), 42 U.S.C. 7384 et seq. All three of 
these statutes require that OWCP pay for covered medical treatment 
provided to beneficiaries; this medical treatment can include medicinal 
drugs dispensed by pharmacies. In order to determine whether amounts 
billed for drugs are appropriate, OWCP must receive 19 data elements, 
including the name of the patient/beneficiary, the National Drug Code 
(NDC) number of the drugs prescribed the prescription number and the 
date the prescription was filled. The regulations implementing these 
statutes require the collection of information needed to enable OWCP to 
determine if bills for drugs submitted directly by pharmacies, or as 
reimbursement requests submitted by claimants, should be paid. There is 
no standardized paper form for submission of the billing information 
collected in this ICR. Over the past several years, the majority of 
pharmacy bills submitted to OWCP have been submitted electronically 
using one of the industry-wide standard formats for the electronic 
transmission of billing data through nationwide data clearinghouses 
devised by the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP). 
However, since some pharmacy bills are still submitted using a paper-
based bill format, OWCP will continue to accept any of the many paper-
based bill formats still used by some providers so long as they contain 
the data elements needed for processing the bill. None of the paper-
based or electronic billing formats have been designed by or provided 
by OWCP; they are billing formats commonly accepted by other Federal 
programs and in the private health insurance industry for drugs. 
Nonetheless, the three programs (FECA, BLBA and EEOICPA) provide 
instructions for the submission of necessary pharmacy bill data 
elements in the provider manuals distributed or made available to all 
pharmacies enrolled in the program. This information collection is 
currently approved for use through March 31, 2007.
    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 technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.
    III. Current Actions: The Department of Labor seeks approval for 
the extension of this information collection in order to carry out its 
responsibility to provide payment for pharmaceuticals covered under the 
Acts.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Employment Standards Administration.
    Title: Pharmacy Billing Requirements.
    OMB Number: 1215-0194.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Total Respondents: 28,150.
    Total Responses: 1,463,792.
    Time per Response: 5 minutes.
    Frequency: On Occassion.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 121,494.
    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 Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they will also become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: September 21, 2006.
Ruben Wiley,
Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of 
Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and 
Planning, Employment Standards Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-15738 Filed 9-25-06; 8:45 am]
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