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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: Operator Response to Schedule for Submission of Additional Evidence (CM–2970) and Operator Response to Notice of Claim (CM–2970A). 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 July 16, 2007. 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 Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation administers the Black Lung Benefits Act (30 U.S.C. 901 et seq.) which provides benefits to coal miners totally disabled due to pneumoniosis, PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and their surviving dependents. When the Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation (DCMWC) makes a preliminary analysis of a claimant’s eligibility for benefits, and if a coal mine operator has been identified as potentially liable for payment of those benefits, the responsible operator is notified of the preliminary analysis. Regulations require that a coal mine operator be identified and notified of potential liability as early in the adjudication process as possible. Forms CM–970 and CM–970a are now obsolete and renewal will not be requested in the extension request for information collection 1215–0058. The CM–970 and CM–970a will be replaced by CM–2970 and CM–2970a. Regulatory authority is found in 20 CFR 725.410 for the CM– 2970 and 20 CFR 725.408 for the CM– 2970A. This information collection is currently approved for use through October 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 the extension of approval to collect this information in order to carry out its responsibility to administer the Black Lung Benefits Act. Type of Review: Revision. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Title: Operator Response to Schedule for Submission of Additional Evidence (CM–2970), Operator Response to Notice of Claim (CM–2970A). OMB Number: 1215–0058. Agency Number: CM–2970 and CM– 2970A. E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 27337 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 93 / Tuesday, May 15, 2007 / Notices Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Respondents: 8,000. Total Annual responses: 8,000. Frequency: On occasion. Average time per response (minutes) Number of respondents Form Burden hours CM–2970 ..................................................................................................................................... CM–2970A ................................................................................................................................... 4,000 4,000 10 15 667 1,000 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 8,000 ........................ 1,667 Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,667. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $3,360.00. 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: May 10, 2007. Hazel Bell, Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and Planning, Employment Standards Administration. [FR Doc. E7–9291 Filed 5–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Wage and Hour Division cprice-sewell on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES Special Industry Committee for All Industries in American Samoa; Appointment; Convention; Hearing 1. Pursuant to sections 5 and 6(a)(3) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938, as amended (29 U.S.C. 205, 206(a)(3)), Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1950 (3 CFR 1949–53 Comp., p. 1004), and 29 CFR part 511, I hereby appoint special Industry Committee No. 27 for American Samoa. 2. Pursuant to sections 5, 6(a)(3), and 8 of the FLSA, as amended (29 U.S.C. 205, 206(a)(3), and 208), Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1950 (3 CFR 1949–53 Comp., p. 1004), and 29 CFR part 511, I hereby: (a) Convene the above-appointed industry committee; (b) Refer to the industry committee the question of the minimum rate or rates for all industries in American Samoa to be paid under section 6(a)(3) of the FLSA, as amended; and, (c) Give notice of the hearing to be held by the committee at the time and place indicated. The industry committee shall investigate conditions in such industries and the committee, or any authorized VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:50 May 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 subcommittee thereof, shall hear such witnesses and receive such evidence as may be necessary or appropriate to enable the committee to perform its duties and functions under the FLSA. The committee shall meet in executive session to commence its investigation at 9 a.m. and begin its public hearing at 11 a.m. on June 18, 2007, in Pago Pago, American Samoa. 3. The rate or rates recommended by the committee shall not exceed the rate prescribed by FLSA section 6(a)(1), as amended. The committee shall recommend to the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor the highest minimum rate or rates of wages for such industries that it determines, having due regard to economic and competitive conditions, will not substantially curtail employment in such industries, and will not give any industry in American Samoa a competitive advantage over any industry in the United States outside of American Samoa. 4. Where the committee finds that a higher minimum wage may be determined for employees engaged in certain activities or in the manufacture of certain products in the industry than may be determined for other employees in the industry, the committee shall recommend such reasonable classifications within the industry as it determines to be necessary for the purpose of fixing for each classification the highest minimum wage rate that can be determined for it under the principles set forth herein and in 29 CFR 511.10, that will not substantially curtail employment in such classification and will not give a competitive advantage to any group in the industry. No classification shall be made, however, and no minimum wage rate shall be fixed solely on a regional basis or on the basis of age or sex. In determining whether there should be classifications within an industry, in making such classifications, and in determining the minimum wage rates for such classifications, the committee shall consider, among other relevant factors, the following: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (a) Competitive conditions as affected by transportation, living, and production costs; (b) Wages established for work of like or comparable character by collective labor agreements negotiated between employers and employees by representatives of their own choosing; and (c) Wages paid for work of like or comparable character by employers who voluntarily maintain minimum wage standards in the industry. 5. Prior to the hearing, the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, shall prepare an economic report containing the information that has been assembled pertinent to the matters referred to the committee. Copies of this report may be obtained at the Office of the Governor, Pago Pago, American Samoa, the National Office of the Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC 20210, or the Wage and Hour Division Web site (www.wagehour.dol.gov). Upon request, the Wage and Hour Division will mail copies to interested persons who make a written request to the Wage and Hour Division. To facilitate mailing, such persons should make advance written request to the Wage and Hour Division. The committee will take official notice of the facts stated in this report. Parties, however, shall be afforded an opportunity to refute such facts by evidence received at the hearing. 6. The provisions of Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, part 511, will govern the procedure of this industry committee. Copies of this part of the regulations will be available at the Office of the Governor, Pago Pago, American Samoa, the National Office of the Wage and Hour Division, and the Wage and Hour Division Web site at www.dol.gov/dol/allcfr/ESA/Title_29/ Part_511/toc.htm. The proceedings will be conducted in English, but in the event that a witness should wish to testify in Samoan, an interpreter will be provided. As a prerequisite to participation as a party, interested persons shall file six copies of a prehearing statement at the aforementioned E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 93 (Tuesday, May 15, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27336-27337]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-9291]


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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: Operator Response to 
Schedule for Submission of Additional Evidence (CM-2970) and Operator 
Response to Notice of Claim (CM-2970A). 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 July 16, 2007.

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 Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation administers the 
Black Lung Benefits Act (30 U.S.C. 901 et seq.) which provides benefits 
to coal miners totally disabled due to pneumoniosis, and their 
surviving dependents. When the Division of Coal Mine Workers' 
Compensation (DCMWC) makes a preliminary analysis of a claimant's 
eligibility for benefits, and if a coal mine operator has been 
identified as potentially liable for payment of those benefits, the 
responsible operator is notified of the preliminary analysis. 
Regulations require that a coal mine operator be identified and 
notified of potential liability as early in the adjudication process as 
possible. Forms CM-970 and CM-970a are now obsolete and renewal will 
not be requested in the extension request for information collection 
1215-0058. The CM-970 and CM-970a will be replaced by CM-2970 and CM-
2970a. Regulatory authority is found in 20 CFR 725.410 for the CM-2970 
and 20 CFR 725.408 for the CM-2970A. This information collection is 
currently approved for use through October 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 the extension of approval to collect 
this information in order to carry out its responsibility to administer 
the Black Lung Benefits Act.
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Agency: Employment Standards Administration.
    Title: Operator Response to Schedule for Submission of Additional 
Evidence (CM-2970), Operator Response to Notice of Claim (CM-2970A).
    OMB Number: 1215-0058.
    Agency Number: CM-2970 and CM-2970A.

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    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Respondents: 8,000.
    Total Annual responses: 8,000.
    Frequency: On occasion.

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                                                                                   Average time
                              Form                                   Number of     per response    Burden hours
                                                                    respondents      (minutes)
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CM-2970.........................................................           4,000              10             667
CM-2970A........................................................           4,000              15           1,000
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    Total.......................................................           8,000  ..............           1,667
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    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,667.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $3,360.00.
    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: May 10, 2007.
Hazel Bell,
Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, 
Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration 
and Planning, Employment Standards Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-9291 Filed 5-14-07; 8:45 am]
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