Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation; Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request, 44991-44992 [2010-18719]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 146 / Friday, July 30, 2010 / Notices (2) 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; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 submission of responses. Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title of Collection: COBRA Notification Requirements—American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 as amended. OMB Control Number: 1210–0123. Frequency: Mandatory. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions. Cost to Federal Government: $0. Total Respondents: 649,000. Total Number of Responses: 15,662,333. Total Burden Hours: 503,815. Total Hour Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $20,717,778. Description: The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) provides that under certain circumstances participants and beneficiaries of group health plans that satisfy the definition of ‘‘qualified beneficiaries’’ under COBRA may elect to continue group health coverage temporarily following events known as ‘‘qualifying events’’ that would otherwise result in loss of coverage. COBRA provides that the Secretary of Labor (the Secretary) has the authority under section 608 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to carry out the provisions of Part 6 of title I of ERISA. The Conference Report that accompanied COBRA authorized the Secretary to issue regulations implementing the notice and disclosure requirements of COBRA. Under the regulatory guidelines, plan administrators are required to distribute notices as follows: a general notice to be distributed to all participants in group health plans subject to COBRA; an employer notice that must be completed by the employer upon the occurrence of a qualifying event; a notice and election form to be sent to a participant upon the occurrence of a qualifying event that VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Jul 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 might cause the participant to lose group health coverage; an employee notice that may be completed by a qualified beneficiary upon the occurrence of certain qualifying events such as divorce or disability; and, two other notices, one of early termination and the other a notice of unavailability. Also included in the ICR are two model notices that the Department believes will help reduce costs for service providers in preparing and delivering notices to comply with the regulations. For additional information, see related notice published in the Federal Register on April 2, 2010 (Vol. 75 page 16841). Dated: July 26, 2010. Linda Watts Thomas, Acting Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–18702 Filed 7–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation; Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. 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 (OWCP) is soliciting comments concerning extension of the collection: Employer’s First Report of Injury or Occupational Disease (LS–202) and Employer’s Supplementary Report of Accident or Occupational Illness (LS– 210). A copy of the proposed information collection extension request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44991 addresses section below on or before September 28, 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 administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. The Act provides benefits to workers injured in maritime employment on the navigable waters of the United States and adjoining area customarily used by an employee in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. The LS–202 is used by employers initially to report injuries that have occurred which are covered under the Longshore Act and its related statutes. The LS–210 is used to report additional periods of lost time from work. This information collection is currently approved for use through December 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 of this information collection in order to ensure that employers are complying with the reporting requirements of the Act and to ensure that injured claimants receive all compensation benefits to which they are entitled. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Request for Earnings Information. E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 44992 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 146 / Friday, July 30, 2010 / Notices OMB Number: 1240–0003. Agency Number: LS–202 and LS–210. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institution. Frequency of response Time to complete (minutes) Form LS–202 ......................................................................................... LS–210 ......................................................................................... 15 15 Totals .................................................................................... ........................ Total Respondents: 21,083. Total Annual Responses: 21,083. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 5,271. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $9,909.00. 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: July 26, 2010. Vincent Alvarez, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2010–18719 Filed 7–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CF–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2010–0242] Review of Management Directive 8.11 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Opportunity for public comment. AGENCY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting public comment on Management Directive (MD) 8.11, ‘‘Review Process for 10 CFR 2.206 Petitions,’’ dated July 1, 1999. MD 8.11 is a guidance document that details the internal procedures for NRC staff review and disposition of petitions submitted under Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 2.206. Because some of these internal procedures directly impact the interaction between members of the public and the NRC, the NRC is soliciting comments from the public, on what, if any, revisions should be made to the agency’s internal process as described in MD 8.11. DATES: Comments must be filed no later than October 13, 2010. Comments srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Jul 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses Hours burden occasion occasion 20,087 996 20,087 996 5,022 249 ................ 21,083 21,083 5,271 received after this date will be considered, if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is able to assure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any one of the following methods. Please include Docket ID NRC–2010– 0242 in the subject line of your comments. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be posted on the NRC Web site and on the Federal rulemaking Web site Regulations.gov. Because your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against including any information in your submission that you do not want to be publicly disclosed. The NRC requests that any party soliciting or aggregating comments received from other persons for submission to the NRC inform those persons that the NRC will not edit their comments to remove any identifying or contact information, and therefore, they should not include any information in their comments that they do not want publicly disclosed. Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC–2010–0242. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher 301–492–3668; e-mail Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, Announcements and Directives Branch (RADB), Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWB–05– B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, or by fax to RADB at (301) 492– 3446. You can access publicly available documents related to this document using the following methods: NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available documents at the NRC’s PDR, Public File Area O1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. PO 00000 Number of respondents NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are available electronically at the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html. From this page, the public can gain entry into ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC’s PDR reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. MD 8.11 is available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML041770328. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tanya M. Mensah, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, Telephone: 301–415– 3610 or Toll Free: 1–800–368–5642. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background MD 8.11, ‘‘Review Process for 10 CFR 2.206 Petitions,’’ is a guidance document that details the internal procedures for NRC staff review and disposition of petitions submitted under Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 2.206. Because some of these internal procedures directly impact the interaction between members of the public and the NRC, the NRC is soliciting comments from the public, on what, if any, revisions should be made to the agency’s internal process as described in MD 8.11. The 10 CFR 2.206 process is the primary mechanism for a member of the public to request Commission review of a potential safety problem with an NRC licensed facility, outside of a licensing or rulemaking proceeding. Any person may file a petition under 10 CFR 2.206 to request that the Commission modify, suspend, or revoke a license, or take any other enforcement-related action that may be proper. This process provides the public with a mechanism to raise issues of concern to the Commission. Each 10 CFR 2.206 petition is reviewed by the E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 146 (Friday, July 30, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44991-44992]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-18719]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation; Proposed 
Extension of Information 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 (OWCP) is 
soliciting comments concerning extension of the collection: Employer's 
First Report of Injury or Occupational Disease (LS-202) and Employer's 
Supplementary Report of Accident or Occupational Illness (LS-210). A 
copy of the proposed information collection extension request can be 
obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section 
of this Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before September 28, 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 
administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. The Act 
provides benefits to workers injured in maritime employment on the 
navigable waters of the United States and adjoining area customarily 
used by an employee in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a 
vessel. The LS-202 is used by employers initially to report injuries 
that have occurred which are covered under the Longshore Act and its 
related statutes. The LS-210 is used to report additional periods of 
lost time from work. This information collection is currently approved 
for use through December 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 of this information collection in order to ensure that 
employers are complying with the reporting requirements of the Act and 
to ensure that injured claimants receive all compensation benefits to 
which they are entitled.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Request for Earnings Information.

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    OMB Number: 1240-0003.
    Agency Number: LS-202 and LS-210.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institution.

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                                     Time to
              Form                  complete      Frequency  of      Number of       Number of     Hours burden
                                    (minutes)        response       respondents      responses
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LS-202.........................              15  occasion.......          20,087          20,087           5,022
LS-210.........................              15  occasion.......             996             996             249
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    ;Totals....................  ..............  ...............          21,083          21,083           5,271
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    Total Respondents: 21,083.
    Total Annual Responses: 21,083.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 5,271.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $9,909.00.
    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: July 26, 2010.
Vincent Alvarez,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2010-18719 Filed 7-29-10; 8:45 am]
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