Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 57160-57161 [2012-22828]

Download as PDF 57160 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2012 / Notices from each mine are maintained separate and distinct; (ii) The airlock doors will be constructed of fire-resistant materials and/or protected with a fire-resistant coating; and (iii) The condition of the airlock doors will be inspected monthly. (c) Instructions will be provided for checking out of the East Mine and into the West Mine, and out of the West Mine into the East Mine using electronic communication at the connection between the mines. (d) Instructions will be provided for personnel on how to navigate to the escape shafts of the adjacent mine at the connection between the mines. (e) A mine map showing the escape routes of the West Mine will be posted at the connection in the West Mine and a mine map showing the escape routes of the East Mine will be posted at the connection in the East Mine. The petitioner further states that training on escape using the connection between the mines will be provided for affected personnel at least semiannually. In addition, at least one annual evacuation drill, as required by 30 CFR 57.4361, will direct personnel to escape to the other mine via the connection. Dated: September 12, 2012. George F. Triebsch, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances. [FR Doc. 2012–22805 Filed 9–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:43 Sep 14, 2012 Jkt 226001 properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Pharmacy Billing Requirements. 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 November 16, 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. All three of these statutes require that OWCP pay for covered medical treatment provided to beneficiaries; this medical treatment can include medicinal drugs dispensed by pharmacies. In order to determine whether amounts billed for drugs are appropriate, OWCP must receive the required data elements, including the name of the patient/beneficiary, the National Drug Code (NDC) number of the drugs prescribed, the quantity provided, the prescription number and the date the prescription was filled. The regulations implementing these statutes require the collection of information needed to enable OWCP to determine if bills for drugs submitted directly by pharmacies, or reimbursement requests submitted by claimants, should be paid. There is no standardized paper form for submission of the billing information collected in this Information Collection Request (ICR). Over the past several years, almost all pharmacy bills submitted to OWCP have been submitted electronically using one of the industry-wide standard formats for the electronic transmission of billing data through nationwide data clearinghouses devised by the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP). None of the electronic billing formats have been designed by or provided by OWCP; they are billing formats commonly accepted by other PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal programs and in the private health insurance industry for drugs. Nonetheless, the three programs (FECA, BLBA and EEOICPA) provide instructions for the submission of necessary pharmacy bill data elements in provider manuals distributed or made available to all pharmacies enrolled in the programs. This information collection is currently approved for use through December 31, 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 is seeking public comments on the extension of this currently approved information collection. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Pharmacy Billing Requirements. OMB Number: 1240–0050. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 4,128. Total Responses: 1,489,532. Time per Response: 1–5 Minutes. Frequency: On Occasion. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 26,917. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. 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. E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2012 / Notices Dated: September 12, 2012. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2012–22828 Filed 9–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CR–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: Claim for Medical Reimbursement (OWCP–915). 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 November 16, 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. All mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:43 Sep 14, 2012 Jkt 226001 three statutes require OWCP to pay for covered medical treatment that is provided to beneficiaries, and also to reimburse beneficiaries for any out-ofpocket covered medical expenses they have paid. Form OWCP–915, Claim for Medical Reimbursement, is used for this purpose and collects the necessary beneficiary and medical provider data in a standard format. Regulations implementing the FECA, BLBA and EEOICPA programs require the collection of information that is needed to determine if reimbursement claims submitted by beneficiaries can be paid. (20 CFR 10.802, 30.702, 725.701 and 725.705). This information collection is currently approved for use through December 31, 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 of the extension of this currently approved information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to provide payment for certain covered medical services to injured employees who are covered under the Acts. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Claim for Medical Reimbursement. OMB Number: 1240–0007. Agency Number: OWCP–915. Affected Public: Individual or Households; Business or other-forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions. Total Respondents: 8,309. Total Responses: 25,872. Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 4,294. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57161 Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $42,689. 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: September 12, 2012. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2012–22829 Filed 9–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CR–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Proposal Review Panel for Materials Research; Notice of Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463 as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting: Name: Site visit review of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Brandeis University by the Division of Materials Research (DMR) #1203. Dates & Times: Oct 11, 2012; 7:15 a.m.—8:30 p.m., Oct 12, 2012; 7:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Place: Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. Type of Meeting: Part open. Contact Person: Dr. Mary E. Galvin, Program Director, Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers Program, Division of Materials Research, Room 1065, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, Telephone (703) 292–8562. Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations concerning further support of the MRSEC at Brandeis University. Agenda Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 7:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Open—Review of the MRSEC, 5:00 p.m.—6:45 p.m. Closed— Executive Session. Friday, Friday Oct 12, 2012 7:15 a.m.–9:50 a.m. Closed—Executive Session, 9:50 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Closed—Executive Session, Draft and Review Report. Reason For Closing: The work being reviewed may include information of a proprietary or confidential nature, including technical information; financial data, such as salaries and E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 180 (Monday, September 17, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57160-57161]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22828]


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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: Pharmacy Billing 
Requirements. 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 November 16, 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. All three of these statutes require that OWCP pay 
for covered medical treatment provided to beneficiaries; this medical 
treatment can include medicinal drugs dispensed by pharmacies. In order 
to determine whether amounts billed for drugs are appropriate, OWCP 
must receive the required data elements, including the name of the 
patient/beneficiary, the National Drug Code (NDC) number of the drugs 
prescribed, the quantity provided, the prescription number and the date 
the prescription was filled. The regulations implementing these 
statutes require the collection of information needed to enable OWCP to 
determine if bills for drugs submitted directly by pharmacies, or 
reimbursement requests submitted by claimants, should be paid. There is 
no standardized paper form for submission of the billing information 
collected in this Information Collection Request (ICR). Over the past 
several years, almost all pharmacy bills submitted to OWCP have been 
submitted electronically using one of the industry-wide standard 
formats for the electronic transmission of billing data through 
nationwide data clearinghouses devised by the National Council for 
Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP). None of the electronic billing 
formats have been designed by or provided by OWCP; they are billing 
formats commonly accepted by other Federal programs and in the private 
health insurance industry for drugs. Nonetheless, the three programs 
(FECA, BLBA and EEOICPA) provide instructions for the submission of 
necessary pharmacy bill data elements in provider manuals distributed 
or made available to all pharmacies enrolled in the programs. This 
information collection is currently approved for use through December 
31, 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 is seeking public 
comments on the extension of this currently approved information 
collection.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Title: Pharmacy Billing Requirements.
    OMB Number: 1240-0050.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Total Respondents: 4,128.
    Total Responses: 1,489,532.
    Time per Response: 1-5 Minutes.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 26,917.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.
    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.


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    Dated: September 12, 2012.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2012-22828 Filed 9-14-12; 8:45 am]
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