Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 6823-6824 [2012-2998]

Download as PDF 6823 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 27 / Thursday, February 9, 2012 / Notices Anyone requiring special accommodations should notify Mr. Bronson at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting. Will Bronson Deputy Associate Administrator, Child Protection Division and National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence, Designated Federal Official, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2012–3007 Filed 2–8–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Proposed Extension of Existing 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 is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Statement of Recovery (SOR) Forms (CA–1108 and CA–1122). 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 SUMMARY: addresses section below on or before April 9, 2012. ADDRESSES: Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0701, fax (202) 693–1447, Email Alvarez.Vincent@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or Email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: Under section 8131 a Federal employee can sustain a workrelated injury, for which he or she is eligible for compensation under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA), under circumstance that create a legal liability in some third party to pay damages for the same injury. When this occurs, section 8131 of the FECA (5 U.S.C. 8131) authorizes the Secretary of Labor to either require the employee to assign his or her right of action to the United States or to prosecute the action. When the employee receives a payment for his or her damages, whether from a final court judgment on or a settlement of the action, section 8132 of the FECA (5 U.S.C. 8132) provides that the employee ‘‘shall refund to the United States that amount of compensation paid by the United States * * *.’’ To enforce the United States’ statutory right to this refund, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) has promulgated regulations that require both the reporting of these types of payments (20 CFR 10.710) and the submission of the type of detailed information necessary to calculate the amount of the required refund (20 CFR 10.707(e)). The information collected by Form CA–1122 is requested from the claimant if he or she received a payment for damages without hiring an attorney. Form CA–1108 requests this information from the attorney if one was hired to bring suit against the third party. If SOL is contacted directly, SOL would provide the attorney the CA– 1108. Furthermore, by memorandum of agreement between OWCP with the United States Postal Service (USPS), USPS may administer the third party aspects of certain cases. The USPS must Time to complete (minutes) mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Form CA–1108 CA–1122 Frequency of response follow the guidelines established by OWCP for processing any funds recovered from the third party, including the use of the OMB-approved SOR. This information collection is currently approved for use through June 30, 2012. 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 for the extension of this currently approved information collection in order to exercise its responsibility to enforce the United States’ right to this refund. These forms will be used to obtain information about amounts received as the result of a final judgment in litigation, or a settlement of the litigation, brought against a third party who is liable for damages due to compensable workrelated injury. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Statement of Recovery Forms. OMB Number: 1240–0001. Agency Number: CA–1108 and CA– 1122. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Individuals or households. Number of respondents Number of responses Hours burden Business Respondent ....................................... Individual Respondent ....................................... 30 15 1 1 2,549 283 2,549 283 1,275 71 Totals ............................................................................ NA NA 2,832 2,832 1,346 Total Respondents: 2,832. Total Annual Responses: 2,832. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:04 Feb 08, 2012 Jkt 226001 Average Time per Response: 15–30 minutes. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,346. Frequency: As needed. E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 6824 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 27 / Thursday, February 9, 2012 / Notices Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $1,359. 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 6, 2012. Vincent Alvarez, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2012–2998 Filed 2–8–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CH–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Proposed Extension of Existing 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 is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Rehabilitation Maintenance Certificate (OWCP–17). 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 9, 2012. ADDRESSES: Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0701, fax (202) 693–1447, Email Ferguson.Yoon@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or Email). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:04 Feb 08, 2012 Jkt 226001 I. Background: The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). This act provides vocational rehabilitation services to eligible workers with disabilities. Section 8111(b) of the FECA provides that that person(s) undergoing such vocational rehabilitation shall receive maintenance allowances as additional compensation. Form OWCP– 17 is used to collect information necessary to decide the amount of any maintenance allowance to be paid. This information collection is currently approved for use through June 30, 2012. 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 for the extension of this currently approved 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: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Rehabilitation Maintenance Certificate. OMB Number: 1240–0012. Agency Number: OWCP–17. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Respondents: 478. Total Annual Responses: 6,678. Average Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,115. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $3,205. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 27 (Thursday, February 9, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6823-6824]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2998]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Proposed Extension of Existing 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 its proposal to extend OMB approval of the 
information collection: Statement of Recovery (SOR) Forms (CA-1108 and 
CA-1122). 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 9, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Ave. NW., Room S-3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone 
(202) 693-0701, fax (202) 693-1447, Email Alvarez.Vincent@dol.gov. 
Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or 
Email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    I. Background: Under section 8131 a Federal employee can sustain a 
work-related injury, for which he or she is eligible for compensation 
under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA), under 
circumstance that create a legal liability in some third party to pay 
damages for the same injury. When this occurs, section 8131 of the FECA 
(5 U.S.C. 8131) authorizes the Secretary of Labor to either require the 
employee to assign his or her right of action to the United States or 
to prosecute the action. When the employee receives a payment for his 
or her damages, whether from a final court judgment on or a settlement 
of the action, section 8132 of the FECA (5 U.S.C. 8132) provides that 
the employee ``shall refund to the United States that amount of 
compensation paid by the United States * * *.'' To enforce the United 
States' statutory right to this refund, the Office of Workers' 
Compensation Programs (OWCP) has promulgated regulations that require 
both the reporting of these types of payments (20 CFR 10.710) and the 
submission of the type of detailed information necessary to calculate 
the amount of the required refund (20 CFR 10.707(e)). The information 
collected by Form CA-1122 is requested from the claimant if he or she 
received a payment for damages without hiring an attorney. Form CA-1108 
requests this information from the attorney if one was hired to bring 
suit against the third party. If SOL is contacted directly, SOL would 
provide the attorney the CA-1108. Furthermore, by memorandum of 
agreement between OWCP with the United States Postal Service (USPS), 
USPS may administer the third party aspects of certain cases. The USPS 
must follow the guidelines established by OWCP for processing any funds 
recovered from the third party, including the use of the OMB-approved 
SOR. This information collection is currently approved for use through 
June 30, 2012.
    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 
for the extension of this currently approved information collection in 
order to exercise its responsibility to enforce the United States' 
right to this refund. These forms will be used to obtain information 
about amounts received as the result of a final judgment in litigation, 
or a settlement of the litigation, brought against a third party who is 
liable for damages due to compensable work-related injury.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Title: Statement of Recovery Forms.
    OMB Number: 1240-0001.
    Agency Number: CA-1108 and CA-1122.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Individuals or 
households.

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                                      Time to
              Form                   complete      Frequency of      Number of       Number of     Hours burden
                                     (minutes)       response       respondents      responses
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CA-1108 Business Respondent.....              30               1           2,549           2,549           1,275
CA-1122 Individual Respondent...              15               1             283             283              71
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    Totals......................              NA              NA           2,832           2,832           1,346
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    Total Respondents: 2,832.
    Total Annual Responses: 2,832.
    Average Time per Response: 15-30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,346.
    Frequency: As needed.

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    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $1,359.
    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 6, 2012.
Vincent Alvarez,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2012-2998 Filed 2-8-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-CH-P