Division of Federal Employees' Compensation Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 15742-15743 [2013-05590]

Download as PDF 15742 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 12, 2013 / Notices The Department interprets the regulation to require the employer to assume responsibility for the reasonable costs associated with the worker’s travel, including transportation, food, and, in those instances where it is necessary, lodging. The minimum and maximum daily travel meal reimbursement amounts are established above. If transportation and lodging are not provided by the employer, the amount an employer must pay for transportation and, where required, lodging, must be no less than (and is not required to be more than) the most economical and reasonable costs. The employer is responsible for those costs necessary for the worker to travel to the worksite if the worker completes 50 percent of the work contract period, but is not responsible for unauthorized detours, and if the worker completes the contract, return transportation and subsistence costs, including lodging costs where necessary. This policy applies equally to instances where the worker is traveling within the U.S. to the employer’s worksite. For further information on when the employer is responsible for lodging costs, please see the Department’s H–2A Frequently Asked Questions on Travel and Daily Subsistence, which may found on the OFLC Web site: http:// www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/. Signed in Washington, DC on this 27th day of February, 2013. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–05580 Filed 3–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Federal Employees’ 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 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:21 Mar 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 Compensation by Dependents Information Reports (CA–5, CA–5b, CA– 1031, CA–1074, Letter of Compensation Due at Death and Letter of Student/ Dependency). 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 May 13, 2013. ADDRESSES: Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Room S–3233, 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). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The forms included in this package are forms used by Federal employees and their dependents to claim benefits, to prove continued eligibility for benefits, to show entitlement to remaining compensation payments of a deceased employee and to show dependency under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act. There are six forms in this information collection request. The information collected by Forms CA–5, is used by dependents for claiming compensation for the work related death of a Federal Employee and CA–5b is used by other survivors. Form CA–1031 is used in disability cases and provides information to determine whether a claimant is actually supporting a dependent and is entitled to additional compensation. Form CA–1074 is a follow up to CA–5b to request clarification of any information that is unclear and incomplete in the CA–5b. The letter of ‘‘Compensation Due at Death’’ is used to request information necessary to distribute compensation due when an employee dies who was receiving or who was entitled to compensation at the time of death for either disability benefits or a scheduled award. The letter of ‘‘Student/ PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dependency’’ is used to obtain information regarding the student status of a dependent. When a child reaches 18 years of age, they are no longer considered an eligible dependent unless they are a full time student or incapable of self-support. This information collection is currently approved for use through July 31, 2013. 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 extension of approval to collect this information in order to carry out its responsibility to meet the statutory requirements of the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act. The information contained in these forms is used by the Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation to determine entitlement to benefits under the Act, to verify dependent status, and to initiate, continue, adjust, or terminate benefits based on eligibility criteria. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Claim for Compensation by Dependents Information Reports. OMB Number: 1240–0013. Agency Number: CA–5, CA–5b, CA– 1031, CA–1074, Letter of Compensation Due at Death and Letter of Student/ Dependency. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Respondents: 2,920. Total Responses: 2,920. E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1 15743 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 12, 2013 / Notices Form/Letter CA–5 ............................................................... CA–5b ............................................................. CA–1031 ......................................................... CA–1074 ......................................................... Student Dependency ...................................... Comp Due at Death ........................................ Totals ....................................................... Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,571. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $1,431. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $28,920. 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: March 5, 2013. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, US Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2013–05590 Filed 3–11–13; 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 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 proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Notice of Issuance of Insurance Policy (CM–921). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:21 Mar 11, 2013 Frequency of response Time to complete Jkt 229001 90 90 20 60 30 30 min min min min min min Number of respondents Hours burden ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ 1 1 1 1 1 1 105 11 190 52 1,514 1,048 158 17 63 52 757 524 ......................................................................... ........................ 2,920 1,571 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 May 13, 2013. ADDRESSES: Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Room S–32331, 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). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 423 of the Black Lung Benefits Act, as amended, requires that a responsible coal mine operator be insured and outlines the items each contract of insurance must contain. It also enumerates the civil penalties to which a responsible coal mine operator is subject, should these procedures not be followed. Further, 20 CFR par V, subpart C, 726.208–213 requires that each insurance carrier shall report to the Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation (DCMWC) each policy and endorsement issued, cancelled, or renewed with respect to responsible operators. It states that this report will be made in such manner and on such a form as DCMWC may require. The CM–921 is the form completed by the insurance carrier and forwarded to DCMWC for review. It is also required that if a policy is issued or renewed for more than one operator, a separate report for each operator shall be submitted. This information collection is currently approved for use through May 31, 2013. 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; PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 * 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 identify operators who have secured insurance for payment of black lung benefits as required by the Act. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Notice of Issuance of Insurance Policy. OMB Number: 1240–0048. Agency Number: CM–921. Affected Public: Business or other for profit; Federal Government and State, Local or Tribal Government. Total Respondents: 4. Total Annual Responses: 50. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 8. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $27. 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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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 48 (Tuesday, March 12, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15742-15743]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05590]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Division of Federal Employees' 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 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 Compensation by 
Dependents Information Reports (CA-5, CA-5b, CA-1031, CA-1074, Letter 
of Compensation Due at Death and Letter of Student/Dependency). 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 May 13, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Ave. NW., Room S-3233, 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).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The forms included in this package are forms used by Federal 
employees and their dependents to claim benefits, to prove continued 
eligibility for benefits, to show entitlement to remaining compensation 
payments of a deceased employee and to show dependency under the 
Federal Employees' Compensation Act. There are six forms in this 
information collection request. The information collected by Forms CA-
5, is used by dependents for claiming compensation for the work related 
death of a Federal Employee and CA-5b is used by other survivors. Form 
CA-1031 is used in disability cases and provides information to 
determine whether a claimant is actually supporting a dependent and is 
entitled to additional compensation. Form CA-1074 is a follow up to CA-
5b to request clarification of any information that is unclear and 
incomplete in the CA-5b. The letter of ``Compensation Due at Death'' is 
used to request information necessary to distribute compensation due 
when an employee dies who was receiving or who was entitled to 
compensation at the time of death for either disability benefits or a 
scheduled award. The letter of ``Student/Dependency'' is used to obtain 
information regarding the student status of a dependent. When a child 
reaches 18 years of age, they are no longer considered an eligible 
dependent unless they are a full time student or incapable of self-
support. This information collection is currently approved for use 
through July 31, 2013.

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 extension of approval to collect this 
information in order to carry out its responsibility to meet the 
statutory requirements of the Federal Employees' Compensation Act. The 
information contained in these forms is used by the Division of Federal 
Employees' Compensation to determine entitlement to benefits under the 
Act, to verify dependent status, and to initiate, continue, adjust, or 
terminate benefits based on eligibility criteria.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Title: Claim for Compensation by Dependents Information Reports.
    OMB Number: 1240-0013.
    Agency Number: CA-5, CA-5b, CA-1031, CA-1074, Letter of 
Compensation Due at Death and Letter of Student/Dependency.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Respondents: 2,920.
    Total Responses: 2,920.

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                                                                   Frequency of      Number of
              Form/Letter                   Time to complete         response       respondents    Hours burden
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CA-5..................................  90 min..................               1             105             158
CA-5b.................................  90 min..................               1              11              17
CA-1031...............................  20 min..................               1             190              63
CA-1074...............................  60 min..................               1              52              52
Student Dependency....................  30 min..................               1           1,514             757
Comp Due at Death.....................  30 min..................               1           1,048             524
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    Totals............................  ........................  ..............           2,920           1,571
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    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,571.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $1,431.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $28,920.
    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: March 5, 2013.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, US 
Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2013-05590 Filed 3-11-13; 8:45 am]
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