Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request; Correction, 20654-20655 [2012-8223]

Download as PDF Tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 20654 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 66 / Thursday, April 5, 2012 / Notices • Increasing the group premium or contribution amounts based on genetic information; • Requesting or requiring an individual or family member to undergo a genetic test; and • Requesting, requiring or purchasing genetic information prior to or in connection with enrollment, or at any time for underwriting purposes. GINA and the interim final regulations (29 CFR 2590.702A(c)(5)) provide a research exception to the limitations on requesting or requiring genetic testing that allow a group health plan or group health insurance issuer to request, but not require, a participant or beneficiary to undergo a genetic test if all of the following conditions of the research exception are satisfied: • The request must be made pursuant to research that complies with 45 CFR Part 46 (or equivalent Federal regulations) and any applicable State or local law or regulations for the protection of human subjects in research. To comply with the informed consent requirements of 45 CFR 46.116(a)(8), a participant must receive a disclosure that participation in the research is voluntary, refusal to participate cannot involve any penalty or loss of benefits to which the participant is otherwise entitled, and the participant may discontinue participation at any time without penalty or loss of benefits to which the participant is entitled (the Participant Disclosure). The interim final regulations provide that when the Participant Disclosure is received by participants seeking their informed consent, no additional disclosures are required for purposes of the GINA research exception. • The plan or issuer must make the request in writing and must clearly indicate to each participant or beneficiary (or in the case of a minor child, to the legal guardian of such beneficiary) to whom the request is made that compliance with the request is voluntary and noncompliance will have no effect on eligibility for benefits or premium or contribution amounts. • None of the genetic information collected or acquired as a result of the research may be used for underwriting purposes. • The plan or issuer must complete a copy of the ‘‘Notice of Research Exception under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act’’ (the Notice) and provide it to the address specified in its instructions. The Notice and instructions are available on the Department of Labor’s Web site (http://www.dol.gov/ebsa). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:20 Apr 04, 2012 Jkt 226001 The Participant Disclosure and the Notice are the information collection requests (ICRs) contained in the interim final rules. The Department previously requested review of this information collection and obtained approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB control number 1210–0136. The ICR is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2012. II. Focus of Comments The Department is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the collections of information are 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 collections 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., by permitting electronic submissions of responses. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the ICRs for OMB approval of the extension of the information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: March 30, 2012. Joseph S. Piacentini, Director, Office of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–8206 Filed 4–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request; Correction ACTION: Notice; Correction. The Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is submitting a correction to the notice published in the Federal Register of February 9, 2012 (77 FR 6824). The document contained incorrect information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yoon Ferguson, 202–693–0701. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Corrections 1. In the Federal Register of February 9, 2012, in FR Doc. 2012–2997, on page 6824, in the first column, correct the ‘‘Dates’’ caption to read: DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before June 4, 2012. 2. In the Federal Register of February 9, 2012, in FR Doc. 2012–2997, on page 6824, in the second column, correct the ’’Supplementary Information’’ caption to read: I. Background: The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). These acts provide vocational rehabilitation services to eligible workers with disabilities. 5 U.S.C. 8111(b) of the FECA provides that OWCP may pay an individual undergoing vocational rehabilitation a maintenance allowance, not to exceed $200 a month. 33 U.S.C. 908(g) of the LHWCA provides that person(s) undergoing such vocational rehabilitation shall receive maintenance allowances as additional compensation, not to exceed $25 a week. 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 E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 66 / Thursday, April 5, 2012 / Notices 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: 603. Total Annual Responses: 5,022. Average Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 837. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $2,411. 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: April 2, 2012. Vincent Alvarez, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2012–8223 Filed 4–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CR–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed records schedules; request for comments. AGENCY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory instructions on what happens to records when no longer needed for current Government business. They authorize the preservation of records of continuing value in the National Archives of the United States and the destruction, after a specified period, of records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. Notice is published for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records not previously authorized for disposal or reduce the retention period of records already authorized for disposal. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a). Tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:20 Apr 04, 2012 Jkt 226001 Requests for copies must be received in writing on or before May 7, 2012. Once the appraisal of the records is completed, NARA will send a copy of the schedule. NARA staff usually prepare appraisal memorandums that contain additional information concerning the records covered by a proposed schedule. These, too, may be requested and will be provided once the appraisal is completed. Requesters will be given 30 days to submit comments. ADDRESSES: You may request a copy of any records schedule identified in this notice by contacting Records Management Services (ACNR) using one of the following means: Mail: NARA (ACNR), 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740–6001. Email: request.schedule@nara.gov. Fax: 301–837–3698. Requesters must cite the control number, which appears in parentheses after the name of the agency which submitted the schedule, and must provide a mailing address. Those who desire appraisal reports should so indicate in their request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Hawkins, Director, National Records Management Program (ACNR), National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740–6001. Telephone: 301–837–1799. Email: request.schedule@nara.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Each year Federal agencies create billions of records on paper, film, magnetic tape, and other media. To control this accumulation, agency records managers prepare schedules proposing retention periods for records and submit these schedules for NARA’s approval, using the Standard Form (SF) 115, Request for Records Disposition Authority. These schedules provide for the timely transfer into the National Archives of historically valuable records and authorize the disposal of all other records after the agency no longer needs them to conduct its business. Some schedules are comprehensive and cover all the records of an agency or one of its major subdivisions. Most schedules, however, cover records of only one office or program or a few series of records. Many of these update previously approved schedules, and some include records proposed as permanent. The schedules listed in this notice are media neutral unless specified otherwise. An item in a schedule is media neutral when the disposition instructions may be applied to records regardless of the medium in which the records are created and maintained. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20655 Items included in schedules submitted to NARA on or after December 17, 2007, are media neutral unless the item is limited to a specific medium. (See 36 CFR 1225.12(e).) No Federal records are authorized for destruction without the approval of the Archivist of the United States. This approval is granted only after a thorough consideration of their administrative use by the agency of origin, the rights of the Government and of private persons directly affected by the Government’s activities, and whether or not they have historical or other value. Besides identifying the Federal agencies and any subdivisions requesting disposition authority, this public notice lists the organizational unit(s) accumulating the records or indicates agency-wide applicability in the case of schedules that cover records that may be accumulated throughout an agency. This notice provides the control number assigned to each schedule, the total number of schedule items, and the number of temporary items (the records proposed for destruction). It also includes a brief description of the temporary records. The records schedule itself contains a full description of the records at the file unit level as well as their disposition. If NARA staff has prepared an appraisal memorandum for the schedule, it too includes information about the records. Further information about the disposition process is available on request. Schedules Pending 1. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development (N1–572–10–1, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Agency Web site records, including site management and non-unique Web content records. 2. Department of Defense, Defense Contract Management Agency (N1–558– 10–10, 11 items, 11 temporary items). Contract management records, including pre-award surveys, contract files, cost control reviews, discrepancy reports, bills of lading, and electronic databases. 3. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (N1–566–12–1, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Master files of an electronic information system used to track genealogical requests for searches and copies of documents. 4. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (N1–560–11–7, 3 items, 3 temporary items). Records relating to the sensitive security information program, including procedures, guidance, correspondence, tracking and management reports, E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 66 (Thursday, April 5, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20654-20655]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8223]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request; 
Correction

ACTION: Notice; Correction.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation 
Programs is submitting a correction to the notice published in the 
Federal Register of February 9, 2012 (77 FR 6824). The document 
contained incorrect information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yoon Ferguson, 202-693-0701.

Corrections

    1. In the Federal Register of February 9, 2012, in FR Doc. 2012-
2997, on page 6824, in the first column, correct the ``Dates'' caption 
to read:

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section below on or before June 4, 2012.
    2. In the Federal Register of February 9, 2012, in FR Doc. 2012-
2997, on page 6824, in the second column, correct the ''Supplementary 
Information'' caption to read:
    I. Background: The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) 
administers the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) and the 
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). These acts 
provide vocational rehabilitation services to eligible workers with 
disabilities. 5 U.S.C. 8111(b) of the FECA provides that OWCP may pay 
an individual undergoing vocational rehabilitation a maintenance 
allowance, not to exceed $200 a month. 33 U.S.C. 908(g) of the LHWCA 
provides that person(s) undergoing such vocational rehabilitation shall 
receive maintenance allowances as additional compensation, not to 
exceed $25 a week. 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

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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: 603.
    Total Annual Responses: 5,022.
    Average Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 837.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $2,411.
    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: April 2, 2012.
Vincent Alvarez,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2012-8223 Filed 4-4-12; 8:45 am]
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