Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 43126-43127 [2012-17842]

Download as PDF 43126 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 141 / Monday, July 23, 2012 / Notices Signed at Washington, DC this 11th day of July 2012. Michael W. Jaffe, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. Labor, Room N–5428, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. APPENDIX [18 TAA petitions instituted between 7/2/12 and 7/6/12] Date of institution Date of petition TA–W Subject firm (petitioners) Location 81766 ................ Sensata Technologies, Inc. Power Controls Business (Company). Cognizant Technology Solutions US Corporation (State/ One-Stop). AMG Resources Corporation (State/One-Stop) ................... Federal-Mogul Corporation (Company) ................................ Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (Company) ............ Ross Sand Casting #3 (Union) ............................................ WellPoint, Inc. (2 Locations—IN and CA) (Company) ......... IdaTech, LLC (State/One-Stop) ............................................ 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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: Provider Enrollment Form (OWCP–1168). A copy mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:21 Jul 20, 2012 Jkt 226001 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 September 21, 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) 693–2447, email ferguson.yoon@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION I. Background: The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) is the agency responsible for administration of the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA), 5 U.S.C. 8101 et seq., the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA), 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., and the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA), 42 U.S.C. 7384 et seq. These statutes require OWCP to pay for appropriate medical and vocational rehabilitation services provided to beneficiaries. In order for OWCP’s bill processing contractor to reimburse providers for approved services, providers must enroll with one or more of the OWCP programs that administer PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the statutes by submitting certain profile information, including identifying information, tax I.D. information, and whether they possess specialty or subspecialty training. Form OWCP–1168 is used to obtain this information from each provider. 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. E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 141 / Monday, July 23, 2012 / Notices III. Current Actions: The Department of Labor seeks the approval of the extension of this currently approved information collection in order to carry out a wide range of automated bill edits, such as the identification of duplicate billings, the application of pertinent fee schedules, utilization review, and fraud and abuse detection. The profile information is also used to furnish detailed reports to providers on the status of previously submitted bills. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Provider Enrollment Form. OMB Number: 1240–0021. Agency Number: OWCP–1168. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Total Respondents: 53,934. Total Responses: 53,934. Time per Response: 8 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 7,174. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $25,888. 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 17, 2012. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2012–17842 Filed 7–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CR–P NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD Further Amendment to Memorandum Describing Authority and Assigned Responsibilities of the General Counsel AGENCY: National Labor Relations Board. Amendment of delegation of administrative authority to General Counsel under section 3(d) of National Labor Relations Act. ACTION: The National Labor Relations Board is amending the memorandum describing the authority and assigned responsibilities of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board with respect to administrative functions. The revisions are being adopted in order to establish an Office of the Chief Financial Officer and to reestablish lines of authority within the administrative structure of the Agency. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:21 Jul 20, 2012 Jkt 226001 Effective Date: July 23, 2012. National Labor Relations Board, 1099 14th Street NW., Room 11600, Washington, DC 20570. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lester A. Heltzer, Executive Secretary, National Labor Relations Board, 1099 14th Street NW., Washington, DC 20570. Telephone: (202) 273–1067 (this is not a toll-free number), 1–866–315–6572 (TTY/TDD). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the provisions of section 3(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (Pub. L. 404, 79th Cong., 2d Sess.), the National Labor Relations Board hereby separately states and currently publishes in the Federal Register the following further amendment to Board memorandum describing the authority and assigned responsibilities of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board. The Board memorandum describing the authority and assigned responsibilities of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board effective April 1, 1955, as amended September 8, 1958 (effective August 25, 1958), August 12, 1959 (effective August 3, 1959), April 28, 1961 (effective May 15, 1961), and October 4, 2002 (effective October 1, 2002) (appearing at 20 FR 2175, 23 FR 6966, 24 FR 6666, 26 FR 3911 and 67 FR 62992, respectively), is hereby further amended as follows: 1. Strike the text of paragraph 6 of section VII of the amendment dated October 4, 2002 (effective October 1, 2002), and substitute the following: 6. The Agency shall appoint a Chief Financial Officer (‘‘CFO’’), who will jointly report to the General Counsel and the Chairman of the Board. The Budget, Finance and Acquisitions Management Branches shall be realigned under the authority of the CFO, and placed with the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of the Inspector General, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Office of Employee Development outside the Division of Administration. 2. Add the following paragraph 7 to the text of section VII of the amendment dated October 4, 2002 (effective October 1, 2002): 7. The Chairman of the Board shall have full and final authority over the selection, retention, transfer, promotion, demotion, discipline, discharge and evaluation of those persons holding Senior Executive Service positions in the Division of Administration, the senior management officials in the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and the Office of Employee Development, the Chief Information Officer and the Chief Financial Officer. DATES: ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43127 Authority: Sections 3, 4, 6, and 10 of the National Labor Relations Act, 29 USC Sec. 3, 4, 6, and 10. Dated: Washington, DC, July 17, 2012. By direction of the Board. Lester A. Heltzer, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–17804 Filed 7–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7545–01–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: Medically Underserved Areas for 2013 U.S. Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Notice of Medically Underserved Areas for 2013. AGENCY: The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has completed its annual determination of the States that qualify as Medically Underserved Areas under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program for calendar year 2013. This is necessary to comply with a provision of the FEHB law that mandates special consideration for enrollees of certain FEHB plans who receive covered health services in States with critical shortages of primary care physicians. Accordingly, for calendar year 2013, the following 14 states are considered as Medically Underserved Areas under the FEHB Program: Alabama, Arizona, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Alaska and Kentucky were designated as a Medically Underserved Area in 2012, but will not be so designated for 2013. South Carolina is being added as a Medically Underserved Area for the 2013 calendar year DATES: Effective January 1, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynelle T. Frye, 202–606–0004. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEHB law (5 U.S.C. 8902(m)(2)) requires special consideration for enrollees of certain FEHB plans who receive covered health services in States with critical shortages of primary care physicians. This section of the law requires that a State be designated as a Medically Underserved Area if 25 percent or more of the population lives in an area designated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a primary medical care manpower shortage area. Such States are designated as Medically Underserved Areas for purposes of the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 141 (Monday, July 23, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43126-43127]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17842]


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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 the proposed collection: Provider Enrollment Form 
(OWCP-1168). 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 September 21, 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) 693-2447, email ferguson.yoon@dol.gov. Please 
use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
    I. Background: The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) 
is the agency responsible for administration of the Federal Employees' 
Compensation Act (FECA), 5 U.S.C. 8101 et seq., the Black Lung Benefits 
Act (BLBA), 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., and the Energy Employees 
Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA), 42 
U.S.C. 7384 et seq. These statutes require OWCP to pay for appropriate 
medical and vocational rehabilitation services provided to 
beneficiaries. In order for OWCP's bill processing contractor to 
reimburse providers for approved services, providers must enroll with 
one or more of the OWCP programs that administer the statutes by 
submitting certain profile information, including identifying 
information, tax I.D. information, and whether they possess specialty 
or sub-specialty training. Form OWCP-1168 is used to obtain this 
information from each provider. 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.

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    III. Current Actions: The Department of Labor seeks the approval of 
the extension of this currently approved information collection in 
order to carry out a wide range of automated bill edits, such as the 
identification of duplicate billings, the application of pertinent fee 
schedules, utilization review, and fraud and abuse detection. The 
profile information is also used to furnish detailed reports to 
providers on the status of previously submitted bills.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Title: Provider Enrollment Form.
    OMB Number: 1240-0021.
    Agency Number: OWCP-1168.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Total Respondents: 53,934.
    Total Responses: 53,934.
    Time per Response: 8 minutes.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 7,174.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $25,888.
    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 17, 2012.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2012-17842 Filed 7-20-12; 8:45 am]
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