Division of Federal Employees' Compensation; Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements, 7291-7292 [2010-3043]

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[FR Doc. 2010–3125 Filed 2–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Bureau of Land Management [LLNV912000 L16400000.PH0000.LXSS006F0000 261A; MO# 4500012129; 10–08807; TAS:14X1109] Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council Meetings, Nevada AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:39 Feb 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 Notice of meetings. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold three meetings in Nevada in fiscal year 2010. All meetings are open to the public. Dates and Times: March 4 at the BLM Elko District Office, 3900 E. Idaho St., Elko, Nevada; June 17 and 18 at the Eureka Opera House, 31 S. 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Individuals who need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, or who wish to receive a copy of each agenda, may contact Schirete Zick no later than 10 days prior to each meeting. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7291 Dated: February 9, 2010. Doran Sanchez, Chief of Communications, Nevada. [FR Doc. 2010–3052 Filed 2–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [USITC SE–10–002] Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting United States International Trade Commission. ORIGINAL DATE AND TIME: February 12, 2010 at 11 a.m. NEW DATE AND TIME: February 19, 2010 at 11 a.m. PLACE: 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, Telephone: (202) 205–2000. STATUS: Open to the public. In accordance with 19 CFR 201.35(d)(1), the Commission has determined to reschedule the meeting of 11 a.m., February 12, 2010 to 11 a.m., February 19, 2010. Earlier announcement of this rescheduling was not possible. By order of the Commission. AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Issued: February 9, 2010. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2010–3247 Filed 2–16–10; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation; Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements 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 E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 7292 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 32 / Thursday, February 18, 2010 / Notices requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Claim for Reimbursement—Assisted Reemployment (CA–2231). 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 19, 2010. ADDRESSES: Mr. Vincent Alvarez, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0372, fax (202) 693–1378, email Alvarez.Vincent@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) under 5 U.S.C. 8101 et seq. Section 8104(a) of the FECA provides vocational rehabilitation services to eligible injured workers to facilitate their return to work. The costs of providing these vocational rehabilitation services are paid from the Employees’ Compensation Fund. Annual appropriations language (currently in Pub. L. 109–289), provides OWCP with legal authority to use amounts from the Fund to reimburse private sector employers for a portion of the salary of reemployed disabled Federal workers they have hired through OWCP’s assisted reemployment program. Information collected on Form CA–2231 provides OWCP with the necessary remittance information for the employer, documents the hours of work, certifies the payment of wages to the claimant for which reimbursement is sought, and summarizes the nature and costs of the wage reimbursement program for a prompt decision by OWCP. This information collection is currently approved for use through June 30, 2010. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 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; VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:39 Feb 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 • 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 extension of approval to collect this information to ensure timely and accurate payments to eligible employers for reimbursement claims. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Claim for ReimbursementAssisted Reemployment. OMB Number: 1215–0178. Agency Number: CA–2231. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, not-for-profit institutions. Total Respondents: 25. Total Annual Responses: 100. Average Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 50. Frequency: Quarterly. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $47. 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, 2010. Vincent Alvarez, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2010–3043 Filed 2–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CH–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Medical Travel Refund Request (OWCP–957). 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 19, 2010. ADDRESSES: Mr. Vincent Alvarez, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0372, fax (202) 693–1378, e-mail Alvarez.Vincent@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 reimburse beneficiaries for travel expenses for covered medical treatment. In order to determine whether amounts requested as travel expenses are appropriate, OWCP must receive certain data elements, including the signature of the physician for medical expenses claimed under the BLBA. Form OWCP– 957 is the standard format for the collection of these data elements. The regulations implementing these three statutes allow for the collection of information needed to enable OWCP to determine if reimbursement requests for travel expenses should be paid. This information collection is currently approved for use through August 31, 2010. E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 32 (Thursday, February 18, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7291-7292]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-3043]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Division of Federal Employees' Compensation; 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

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requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the 
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs is soliciting comments 
concerning the proposed collection: Claim for Reimbursement--Assisted 
Reemployment (CA-2231). 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 19, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Mr. Vincent Alvarez, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Ave., NW., Room S-3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone 
(202) 693-0372, fax (202) 693-1378, email Alvarez.Vincent@dol.gov. 
Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or 
email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers the 
Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) under 5 U.S.C. 8101 et seq. 
Section 8104(a) of the FECA provides vocational rehabilitation services 
to eligible injured workers to facilitate their return to work. The 
costs of providing these vocational rehabilitation services are paid 
from the Employees' Compensation Fund. Annual appropriations language 
(currently in Pub. L. 109-289), provides OWCP with legal authority to 
use amounts from the Fund to reimburse private sector employers for a 
portion of the salary of reemployed disabled Federal workers they have 
hired through OWCP's assisted reemployment program. Information 
collected on Form CA-2231 provides OWCP with the necessary remittance 
information for the employer, documents the hours of work, certifies 
the payment of wages to the claimant for which reimbursement is sought, 
and summarizes the nature and costs of the wage reimbursement program 
for a prompt decision by OWCP. This information collection is currently 
approved for use through June 30, 2010.

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 extension of approval to collect this 
information to ensure timely and accurate payments to eligible 
employers for reimbursement claims.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Title: Claim for Reimbursement-Assisted Reemployment.
    OMB Number: 1215-0178.
    Agency Number: CA-2231.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Total Respondents: 25.
    Total Annual Responses: 100.
    Average Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 50.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $47.
    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, 2010.
Vincent Alvarez,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
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