Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 32140-32141 [2012-13119]

Download as PDF 32140 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report ACTION: Notice. On May 31, 2012 the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). DATES: Submit comments on or before July 2, 2012. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain, on the day following publication of this notice or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–ETA, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202–395–6929/Fax: 202–395–6881 (these are not toll-free numbers), email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report, Form ETA–9127, is used to collect information from a State Workforce Agency (SWA) on activities performed under a Foreign (Alien) Labor Certification reimbursable grant and provides a sound basis for program management, including budget, workload management, and monitoring for compliance with the grant. A new information collection component has been added to this ICR, to account for the surveys conducted by the SWAs to collect information about prevailing employment practices in agriculture. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 May 30, 2012 Jkt 226001 This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the collection of information does not display a valid OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under OMB Control Number 1205–0457. The current OMB approval is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2012; however, it should be noted that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. New provisions would only take effect after OMB approves them. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on March 27, 2012 (77 FR 18267). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should reference OMB Control Number 1205– 0457. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • 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 submission of responses. Agency: DOL–ETA. Title of Collection: Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report. OMB Control Number: 1205–0457. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments and Private Sector—Farms. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,054. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 11,716. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 6,170. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: May 24, 2012. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–13109 Filed 5–30–12; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 4510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation 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 pre-clearance 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: Authorization for Release of Medical Information (CM– 936). 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 July 30, 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). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2012 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Black Lung Benefits Act, as amended, 30 U.S.C. 901, and 20 CFR 725.405, requires that all relevant medical evidence be considered before a decision can be made regarding a claimant’s eligibility for benefits. The CM–936 is a form that gives the claimant’s consent for release of information, required by the Privacy Act, and contains information required by medical institutions and private physicians to enable them to release pertinent medical information. This information collection is currently approved for use through November 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. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Current Actions The Department of Labor seeks approval for the extension of this currently-approved information collection in order to obtain claimant consent for the release of medical information for consideration by the Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation as evidence to support their claim for benefits. Failure to gather this information would inhibit the adjudication of black lung claims because pertinent medical data would not be available for consideration during the processing of the claim. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Authorization for Release of Medical Information. OMB Number: 1240–0034. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 May 30, 2012 Jkt 226001 Agency Number: CM–936. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Respondents: 900. Total Annual Responses: 900. Average Time per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 75. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $3,671. 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: May 24, 2012. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2012–13119 Filed 5–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; System of Records Notices National Archives and Records Administration. ACTION: Notice; new privacy system of records titled ‘‘Internal Collaboration Network’’. AGENCY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) proposes to add a system of records to its existing inventory of systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552(a)) (‘‘Privacy Act’’). In this notice, NARA publishes NARA 43, the Internal Collaboration Network, which contains files with information on National Archives employees, volunteers, and contractors. DATES: This new system of records, NARA 43, will become effective July 2, 2012 without further notice unless comments are received that result in further revision. NARA will publish a new notice if the effective date is delayed to review comments or if changes are made based on comments received. To be assured of consideration, comments should be received on or before the date above. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by SORN number NARA 43, by one of the following methods: • Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32141 • Fax: 301–837–0293. • Mail: Laura McCarthy, Strategy Division, Room 4100, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740– 6001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Wright, Open Government Office, Room 3200, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740– 6001. Telephone: (301) 837–2029. Fax: 301–837–0312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Internal Collaboration Network is a webbased platform that allows users to better collaborate on work projects across geographic locations and offices and allow the agency to better preserve NARA’s institutional knowledge. The platform allows for user-generated content in the form of documents, polls, ideas, blog posts, user profiles, project management and commenting features. The notice for this system of records states the name and the location of the record system, the authority for and manner of its operation, the categories of individuals that it covers, the types of records that it contains, the sources of information in the records, and the proposed ‘‘routine uses’’ of the system of records. The notice also includes the business address of the NARA official who will inform interested persons of the procedures whereby they may gain access to, and correct, records pertaining to themselves. One of the purposes of the Privacy Act, as stated in section 2(b)(4) of the Act, is to provide certain safeguards for an individual against an invasion of personal privacy by requiring Federal agencies to disseminate any record of identifiable personal information in a manner that assures that such action is for a necessary and lawful purpose, that the information is current and accurate for its intended use, and that adequate safeguards are provided to prevent misuse of such information. NARA intends to follow these principles in transferring information to another agency or individual as a ‘‘routine use’’ including assurance that the information is relevant for the purposes for which it is transferred. Dated: May 21, 2012. David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States. NARA Privacy Act Systems: NARA 43 SYSTEM NAME: Internal Collaboration Network SYSTEM LOCATION: The Internal Collaboration Network files are maintained electronically on E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 105 (Thursday, May 31, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32140-32141]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13119]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation 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 pre-clearance 
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: Authorization for Release 
of Medical Information (CM-936). 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 July 30, 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).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Black Lung Benefits Act, as amended, 30 U.S.C. 901, and 20 CFR 
725.405, requires that all relevant medical evidence be considered 
before a decision can be made regarding a claimant's eligibility for 
benefits. The CM-936 is a form that gives the claimant's consent for 
release of information, required by the Privacy Act, and contains 
information required by medical institutions and private physicians to 
enable them to release pertinent medical information. This information 
collection is currently approved for use through November 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 approval for the extension of this 
currently-approved information collection in order to obtain claimant 
consent for the release of medical information for consideration by the 
Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation as evidence to support 
their claim for benefits. Failure to gather this information would 
inhibit the adjudication of black lung claims because pertinent medical 
data would not be available for consideration during the processing of 
the claim.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Authorization for Release of Medical Information.
    OMB Number: 1240-0034.
    Agency Number: CM-936.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Respondents: 900.
    Total Annual Responses: 900.
    Average Time per Response: 5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 75.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $3,671.
    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: May 24, 2012.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs U.S. 
Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2012-13119 Filed 5-30-12; 8:45 am]
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