Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements, 10778-10779 [E9-5368]

Download as PDF 10778 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 47 / Thursday, March 12, 2009 / Notices this data collection effort is anticipated to be about 15,593 hours. (See Table 1 below.) TABLE 1—ESTIMATES OF RESPONDENT BURDEN Average time (hours) per respondent Number of respondents Respondent category Estimated hours Placed Former Enrollees at 90 days ........................................................................................... Placed Graduates at 90–120 days .............................................................................................. Placed Graduates at Six Months ................................................................................................. Placed Graduates at 12 Months .................................................................................................. Employer/Institution Re-Verification ............................................................................................. 1,824 21,330 22,420 19,794 8,005 0.25 0.25 0.20 0.20 0.17 456 5,333 4,484 3,959 1,361 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 73,373 ........................ 15,593 Total Respondents: 73,373. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 15,593. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): N/A. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): The estimated cost of funding this data collection effort in 2008 was $2,712,035. This estimate includes the ongoing maintenance of the infrastructure needed to administer the CATI system, ongoing data communication to and from the Job Corps Data Center, data collection using telephone interviews from trained staff who are non-Job Corps employees, data processing including coding of occupational and industry information, and preparation of summary data tabulations. Supervision of this total system is also included here. There are no costs to the respondents for participating in this survey. All telephone or postage costs for contacting the respondents are borne by the Federal government through the data collection contractors. 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. Esther R. Johnson, Administrator, Office of Job Corps. [FR Doc. E9–5320 Filed 3–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FT–P 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 OMB approval of the information collection: Health Insurance Claim Form (OWCP–1500). 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 May 11, 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 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Employment Standards Administration Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:56 Mar 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) is the agency responsible for administration of 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 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 medical treatment of beneficiaries; BLBA also requires that OWCP pay for medical examinations and related diagnostic services to determine eligibility for benefits under that statute. Form OWCP–1500 is used by OWCP and contractor bill payment staff to process bills for medical services provided by medical professionals other than medical services provided by hospitals, pharmacies and certain other medical providers. To consider the appropriateness of the requested payment in a timely fashion, it is essential that provider bills be submitted on a standard form that will capture the critical data elements needed to evaluate the bill, such as procedure and diagnosis codes. This information collection is currently approved for use through October 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. E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 47 / Thursday, March 12, 2009 / Notices 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: Health Insurance Claim Form (OWCP–1500). OMB Number: 1215–0055. Agency Number: OWCP–1500. Affected Public: Individuals or households, businesses or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 749,104. Total Responses: 2,996,416. Time per Response: 7 minutes. Frequency: On occasion and annually. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 359,358. Total Burden Cost (Capital/Startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (Operating/ Maintenance): $5,368,809. 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: March 9, 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. E9–5368 Filed 3–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CF–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection Request; Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Roof Control Plan cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with NOTICES 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)]. The 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:56 Mar 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the extension of the information collection related to the 30 CFR 75.215—Longwall mining systems; 75.220—Roof control plan; 75.221—Roof control plan information; 75.222—Roof control plan-approval criteria; and 75.223—Evaluation and revision of roof control plan. DATES: Interested parties should submit comments on or before May 11, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send comments to, Debbie Ferraro, Management Services Division, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2141, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. Commenters are encouraged to send their comments on computer disk, or via e-mail to Ferraro.Debbie@DOL.GOV. Ms. Ferraro can be reached at (202) 693–9821 (voice), or (202) 693–9801 (facsimile). Because of potential delays in receipt and processing of mail, respondents are strongly encouraged to submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt. We cannot guarantee that comments mailed will be received before the comment closing date. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the employee listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 302(a) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 846, requires that a roof control plan and revisions thereof suitable to the roof conditions and mining system of each coal mine be first approved by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) before implementation by the operator. The plan must show the type of support and spacing approved by the Secretary, and the plan must be reviewed at least every 6 months by the Secretary. Under 30 CFR 75.221, the information required to be submitted and approved in the roof control plan includes the following: (1) The name and address of the company; (2) the name, address, mine identification number, and location of the mine; (3) the name and title of the company official responsible for the plan; (4) a description of the mine strata; (5) a description and drawings of the sequence of installation and spacing of supports for each method of mining used; (6) the maximum distance that an ATRS system is to be set beyond the last row of permanent support (if appropriate); (7) specifications and installation PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10779 procedures for liners or arches (if appropriate); (8) drawings indicating the planned width of openings, size of pillars, method of pillar recovery, and the sequence of mining pillars; (9) a list of all support materials required to be used in the roof, face and rib control system; (10) the intervals at which test holes will be drilled (if appropriate); and (11) a description of the methods to be used for the protection of persons. Under 30 CFR 75.215, the roof control plan for each longwall mining section is required to specify the methods that will be used to maintain a safe travelway out of the section through the tailgate side of the longwall and the procedures that will be followed if a ground failure prevents travel out of the section through the tailgate side of the longwall. II. Desired Focus of Comments Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection requirement related to Roof Control Plans. MSHA is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of MSHA’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of MSHA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Suggest methods to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Address 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) to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the employee listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice or viewed on the Internet by accessing the MSHA home page (http:// www.msha.gov/) and selecting ‘‘Rules & Regs’’, and then selecting ‘‘FedReg. Docs’’. On the next screen, select ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Supporting Statement’’ to view documents supporting the Federal Register Notice. III. Current Actions Falls of roof, face and rib continue to be a cause of injuries and death in underground coal mines. All E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 47 (Thursday, March 12, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10778-10779]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-5368]


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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 (DOL), 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 OMB approval of the 
information collection: Health Insurance Claim Form (OWCP-1500). 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 May 11, 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) is the agency 
responsible for administration of 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 medical treatment of 
beneficiaries; BLBA also requires that OWCP pay for medical 
examinations and related diagnostic services to determine eligibility 
for benefits under that statute. Form OWCP-1500 is used by OWCP and 
contractor bill payment staff to process bills for medical services 
provided by medical professionals other than medical services provided 
by hospitals, pharmacies and certain other medical providers. To 
consider the appropriateness of the requested payment in a timely 
fashion, it is essential that provider bills be submitted on a standard 
form that will capture the critical data elements needed to evaluate 
the bill, such as procedure and diagnosis codes.
    This information collection is currently approved for use through 
October 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.

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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: Health Insurance Claim Form (OWCP-1500).
    OMB Number: 1215-0055.
    Agency Number: OWCP-1500.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, businesses or other 
for-profit.
    Total Respondents: 749,104.
    Total Responses: 2,996,416.
    Time per Response: 7 minutes.
    Frequency: On occasion and annually.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 359,358.
    Total Burden Cost (Capital/Startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (Operating/Maintenance): $5,368,809.
    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: March 9, 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.
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