Division of Federal Employees' Compensation Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 12271-12272 [2010-5558]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 49 / Monday, March 15, 2010 / Notices 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 Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) provides, under 5 U.S.C. 8191, et.seq. and 20 CFR 10.735, that non-Federal law enforcement officers injured or killed under certain circumstances are entitled to the benefits of the Act, to the same extent as if they were employees of the Federal Government. The CA–721 and CA–722 are used by non-Federal law enforcement officers and their survivors to claim compensation under the FECA. Form CA–721 is used for claims for injury. Form CA–722 is used for claims for death. This information collection is currently approved for use through August 31, 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 the extension of approval to collect this information to determine eligibility for benefits. Type of Review: Revision. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Notice of Law Enforcement Officer’s Injury or Occupational Disease (CA–721), Notice of Law Enforcement Officer’s Death (CA–722). OMB Number: 1240–0116. Agency Number: CA–721 and CA– 722. Affected Public: Individuals or Households; Business or other for-profit; State, Local or Tribal Government. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:34 Mar 12, 2010 Jkt 220001 Total Respondents: 13. Total Annual Responses: 13. Average Time per Response: 60–90 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 17. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $6. 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 10, 2010. Vincent Alvarez, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, US Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2010–5561 Filed 3–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CH–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation 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 Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Claim for Reimbursement of Benefit Payments and Claims Expense Under the War Hazards Compensation Act (CA–278). 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 14, 2010. PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12271 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 federal agency responsible for administration of the War Hazards Compensation Act (WHCA), 42 U.S.C. 1701 et seq. Under section 1704(a) of the WHCA, an insurance carrier or selfinsured who has paid workers’ compensation benefits to or on account of any person for a war-risk hazard may seek reimbursement for benefits paid (plus expenses) out of the Employment Compensation Fund for the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) at 5 U.S.C. 8147. Form CA–278 is used by insurance carriers and the selfinsured to request reimbursement. The information collected is used by OWCP staff to process requests for reimbursement of WHCA benefit payments and claims expense that are submitted by insurance carriers and self-insureds. The information is also used by OWCP to decide whether it should opt to pay ongoing WHCA benefits directly to the injured worker. This information collection is currently approved for use through August 31, 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 in order to carry out its responsibility to reimburse E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1 12272 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 49 / Monday, March 15, 2010 / Notices insurance carriers and self-insureds who meet the statutory requirements of the War Hazards Compensation Act (WHCA) for reimbursement. Type of Review: Revision. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Claim for Reimbursement of Benefit Payments and Claims Expense Under the War Hazards Compensation Act. OMB Number: 1240–0202. Agency Number: CA–278. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 269. Total Responses: 269. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 135. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $557. 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 10, 2010. Vincent Alvarez, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, US Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2010–5558 Filed 3–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CH–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for Community-Based Job Training Grants emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Announcement Type: Notice of Solicitation for Grant Applications. Funding Opportunity Number: SGA/ DFA PY 09–07. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 17.269. Key Dates The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is April 29, 2010. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. Eastern Time. A pre-recorded Webinar will be on-line (http://www.workforce3one.org) and accessible for viewing on April 6, 2010, and will be available for viewing any time after that date. While a review of this Webinar is encouraged it is not mandatory that applicants view this recording. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:34 Mar 12, 2010 Jkt 220001 Mailed applications must be addressed to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Division of Federal Assistance, Attention: Donna Kelly, Grant Officer, Reference SGA/DFA PY 09–07, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N4716, Washington, DC 20210. For complete ‘‘Application and Submission Information,’’ please refer to section IV. SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department), announces the availability of approximately $125 million in grant funds for Community-Based Job Training Grants (CBJTGs). Community-Based Job Training Grants will be awarded through a competitive process to support workforce training for high-growth/ high-demand industries through the national system of community, technical, and Tribal colleges. In order to be eligible for consideration under this solicitation, the applicant must be either: (1) An individual Community or Technical College, such as a public community college, a nonprofit community college, a Tribally controlled college, or a Tribally controlled university; (2) a Community College District; (3) a State Community College System; (4) a One-Stop Career Center in partnership with its Local Workforce Investment Board, that specifies one or more community or technical colleges where education/ training activities will occur; or (5) an applicant proposing to serve an educationally underserved community without access to community or technical colleges that meet the requirements in section III.A.5. See section III.A for additional information related to eligible applicants. It is anticipated that awards will range generally from $1 million to $3 million. The exception is that applicants that include three or more community, technical, or Tribal colleges will be considered ‘‘consortium applications,’’ and may request an award ranging from $1 million to $5 million. See section III.B for additional information related to consortium applications. ETA expects to allot up to $50 million of the total designated funds to organizations that have never received a grant through a CBJTG SGA. This Solicitation provides background information and describes the application submission requirements, outlines the process that eligible entities must use to apply for funds covered by this Solicitation, and details how grantees will be selected. Applicants ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 should read the entire SGA and note specific sections that contain required information, such as in section II.A, section III.B, and section IV. B, where failure to comply will be considered non-responsive and those applicants will then not be considered for funding. The Department of Labor is committed to providing the public with an open and transparent grant selection process and to providing useful information to assist prospective applicants with developing quality proposals. One way to achieve these goals is through public access to selected and non-selected grant applications. Applicants are advised that the information they submit in response to this solicitation may be posted on a publicly accessible Web site or may otherwise be made available to the public. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Funding Opportunity Description The Community-Based Job Training Grants (CBJTGs) are designed to support workforce training for high-growth/ high-demand industries through the national system of community and technical colleges. Grants under this SGA will fund projects that provide workers with education/training that will prepare them to enter and advance in high growth and emerging industries. Successful education/training programs funded through this SGA will prepare participants for employment in high growth and emerging industries, and will: (1) Target skills and competencies in demand by the industries described in section I.B of this SGA; (2) provide education/training for jobs currently available or job openings that are anticipated during the life of the grant; (3) educate individuals about opportunities for career advancement and wage growth within the targeted industry and/or occupation, and provide comprehensive coaching to help individuals take advantage of those opportunities; and (4) result in an employer- or industry-recognized credential (which can include an educational certificate or degree, an occupational license, an industrysponsored certificate or certification, as well as a Registered Apprenticeship certificate or degree). Applicants must propose projects that target incumbent workers, dislocated workers, and/or unemployed workers. Further, applicants may serve individuals at different education levels and stages within their career. ETA also encourages applicants to provide supportive services and leverage Workforce Investment Act (WIA) core and/or intensive services to help participants E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 49 (Monday, March 15, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12271-12272]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-5558]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Division of Federal Employees' Compensation 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 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed collection: Claim for Reimbursement of 
Benefit Payments and Claims Expense Under the War Hazards Compensation 
Act (CA-278). 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 14, 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 federal agency responsible for administration of the War Hazards 
Compensation Act (WHCA), 42 U.S.C. 1701 et seq. Under section 1704(a) 
of the WHCA, an insurance carrier or self-insured who has paid workers' 
compensation benefits to or on account of any person for a war-risk 
hazard may seek reimbursement for benefits paid (plus expenses) out of 
the Employment Compensation Fund for the Federal Employees' 
Compensation Act (FECA) at 5 U.S.C. 8147. Form CA-278 is used by 
insurance carriers and the self-insured to request reimbursement. The 
information collected is used by OWCP staff to process requests for 
reimbursement of WHCA benefit payments and claims expense that are 
submitted by insurance carriers and self-insureds. The information is 
also used by OWCP to decide whether it should opt to pay ongoing WHCA 
benefits directly to the injured worker. This information collection is 
currently approved for use through August 31, 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 in order to carry out its 
responsibility to reimburse

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insurance carriers and self-insureds who meet the statutory 
requirements of the War Hazards Compensation Act (WHCA) for 
reimbursement.
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Title: Claim for Reimbursement of Benefit Payments and Claims 
Expense Under the War Hazards Compensation Act.
    OMB Number: 1240-0202.
    Agency Number: CA-278.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Total Respondents: 269.
    Total Responses: 269.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 135.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $557.
    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 10, 2010.
Vincent Alvarez,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, US 
Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2010-5558 Filed 3-12-10; 8:45 am]
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