Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements, 7620-7621 [E9-3434]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 7620 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 18, 2009 / Notices Lawrence.Steven@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). LHWCA provides 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. In addition, several Acts extend the Longshore Act’s coverage to certain other employees. The following regulations have been developed to implement the Act’s provisions and to provide clarification in those areas where it was deemed necessary (20 CFR 702.162, 702.174, 702.175, 20 CFR 702.242, 20 CFR 702.285, 702.321, 702.201, and 702.111). In some cases, prior regulations have been updated and changed either to reflect the intent of the amended Act or to correct recognized deficiencies. This information collection is currently approved for use through August 31, 2009. II. Review Focus: The DOL 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 DOL seeks the approval for the extension of this currently approved information collection. 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:45 Feb 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 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: 181,956. Total Responses: 181,956. Time Per Response: 37 minutes. Frequency: On Occasion and Annually. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 66,536. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $68,585. Burden summary DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements ACTION: Hours LS–200 (20 CFR 702.285) ... 20 CFR 702.162 (Liens) ....... 20 CFR 702.174 (Certifications) .............................. 20 CFR 702.175 (Reinstatements) ............................... 20 CFR 702.242 (Settlement Applications ....................... 20 CFR 702.321 (Section 8(f) Payments) .................. ESA–100 (20 CFR 702.201) LS–271 (Self Insurance Application) ............................ LS–274 (Injury Report of Insurance Carrier and SelfInsured Employer) ............. LS–201 (Injury or Death Notice) ................................... LS–513 (Payment Report) .... LS–267 (Claimant’s Statement) ................................. LS–203 (Employee Comp. Claim) ................................ LS–204 (Medical Report) ..... LS–262 (Claim for Death Benefits) ............................ Total Burden Hours ....... 2,440 5 4 1 10,080 2,425 840 40 563 1,150 282 48 2,588 46,000 70 66,536 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 12, 2009. 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. E9–3432 Filed 2–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CF–P PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Notice of Termination, Suspension, Reduction or Increase in Benefit Payments (CM–908). 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 20, 2009. ADDRESSES: Mr. Steven D. Lawrence, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0292, fax (202) 693–1451, E-mail Lawrence.Steven@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 Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 as amended, Section 432 (30 U.S.C. 942) and 20 CFR 725.621 necessitate this information collection. Under this Act, Coal mine operators, their representatives, or their insurers who have been identified as responsible for paying Black Lung benefits to an eligible miner or an eligible surviving dependent of the miner, are called Responsible Operators (RO’s). RO’s that pay benefits are required to report any change in the benefit amount to the Department of Labor (DOL). The CM– E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 18, 2009 / Notices 908, when completed and sent to DOL, notifies DOL of the change in the beneficiary’s benefit amount and the reason for the change. The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 as amended, Section 432 (30 U.S.C. 942) and 20 CFR 725.621 necessitate this information collection. This information collection is currently approved for use through August 31, 2009. 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 approval of the extension of this information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to assure payment of compensation benefits to injured workers at the proper rate. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Titles: Notice of Termination, Suspension, Reduction or Increase in Benefit Payments (CM–908). OMB Number: 1215–0064. Agency Numbers: CM–908. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 325. Total Annual Responses: 7,000. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,400. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Frequency: On occasion and annually. Total Burden Cost (Capital/Startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (Operating/ Maintenance): $6,300. 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:45 Feb 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: February 12, 2009. 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. E9–3434 Filed 2–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY Paperwork Reduction Act; Notice of Intent To Collect; Comment Request; Summary of Comments AGENCY: Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: ONDCP invites comments on a collection of information. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the ONDCP, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB by fax at (202) 395–6566, or by electronic mail at oira_docket@omb.eop.gov. During the first comment period, ONDCP received the following from the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) concerning the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (hereafter NYADMC or ‘‘Campaign’’). 1. Data on which NYADMC is evaluated is unreliable; and researchers find self-report measures largely suspect. 2. Return to the Westat Analysis Methodology. 3. ONDCP should employ automated collection techniques to broaden the range of comments and reaction to proposed advertising campaigns; and consider the use of informal methodologies for measuring the success of the campaign. 4. The ONDCP NYADMC’s nearexclusive focus on marijuana is premised on a fallacious conclusion of cause-and-effect (The ‘‘Gateway Theory’’). ONDCP responds in turn to each of the four comments. 1. The collection of information is not designed to measure the effectiveness of the overall Campaign. The collection of information is intended only as part of the advertisement development process. This process is conducted by industryleading third-party vendors. Moreover, the Institutional Review Board reviewed the process to ensure it satisfies scientific, ethical, and Federal regulatory requirements. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7621 2. ONDCP will continue to measure the overall effectiveness of the Campaign using an independent contractor. Westat is eligible to submit a proposal on the award of the impending solicitation. However, ONDCP may not solicit a proposal solely from Westat. 3. ONDCP agrees that automated collection techniques can cultivate new ideas, gauge reactions and quickly spot potential problems. Consequently, the Campaign’s current Web sites prompt reactions to Campaign advertising, and encourage suggestions for improvement. Similarly, the data collection instruments under consideration here solicit open-ended feedback to advertising executions from members of the target audience. 4. The Campaign dispels the mistaken belief that teen substance abuse has no negative consequences, and conveys the fact that marijuana is a serious drug. Marijuana continues to be the illicit substance most widely abused by our nation’s youth, and such abuse has adverse health, safety, social, academic, economic and behavioral consequences. Based on the comments received, ONDCP intends to proceed with its collection of information as initially proposed. Signed on February 11, 2009. Daniel R. Petersen, Assistant General Counsel. [FR Doc. E9–3311 Filed 2–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3180–02–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Sunshine Federal Register Notice AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETINGS: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. DATE: Weeks of February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2009. PLACE: Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. STATUS: Public and Closed. Week of February 16, 2009 Tuesday, February 17, 2009 1:25 p.m. Affirmation Session (Public Meeting) (Tentative). a. Final Rule: Consideration of Aircraft Impacts for New Nuclear Power Reactors (RIN 3150–AI19) (Tentative). b. Final Rule: 10 CFR Part 63, (Implementation of a Dose Standard After 10,000 Years( (RIN 3150– AH68) (Tentative). E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 18, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7620-7621]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-3434]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment Standards Administration


Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection 
Requirements

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 its proposal to extend the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Notice of 
Termination, Suspension, Reduction or Increase in Benefit Payments (CM-
908). 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 20, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Mr. Steven D. Lawrence, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Ave., NW., Room S-3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone 
(202) 693-0292, fax (202) 693-1451, E-mail Lawrence.Steven@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 Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 as amended, 
Section 432 (30 U.S.C. 942) and 20 CFR 725.621 necessitate this 
information collection. Under this Act, Coal mine operators, their 
representatives, or their insurers who have been identified as 
responsible for paying Black Lung benefits to an eligible miner or an 
eligible surviving dependent of the miner, are called Responsible 
Operators (RO's). RO's that pay benefits are required to report any 
change in the benefit amount to the Department of Labor (DOL). The CM-

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908, when completed and sent to DOL, notifies DOL of the change in the 
beneficiary's benefit amount and the reason for the change. The Federal 
Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 as amended, Section 432 (30 U.S.C. 
942) and 20 CFR 725.621 necessitate this information collection. This 
information collection is currently approved for use through August 31, 
2009.
    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 approval of 
the extension of this information collection in order to carry out its 
responsibility to assure payment of compensation benefits to injured 
workers at the proper rate.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Employment Standards Administration.
    Titles: Notice of Termination, Suspension, Reduction or Increase in 
Benefit Payments (CM-908).
    OMB Number: 1215-0064.
    Agency Numbers: CM-908.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Total Respondents: 325.
    Total Annual Responses: 7,000.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,400.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Frequency: On occasion and annually.
    Total Burden Cost (Capital/Startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (Operating/Maintenance): $6,300.
    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 12, 2009.
Hazel Bell,
Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, 
Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration 
and Planning, Employment Standards Administration.1
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