Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Form; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements, 42549-42551 [2013-16974]

Download as PDF 42549 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 16, 2013 / Notices MONTHLY UNIVERSE MEASURES: STATE STAFF HOURS PER YEAR ETA Report Measure 9050 ...... First Payment Time Lapse, Core Measure. First Payment Time Lapse, Partial/Part Total Claims, Management Information Measure. First Payment Time Lapse, Workshare Claims, Management Information Measure. Continued Weeks Compensated Time Lapse, Management Information Measure. Continued Weeks Compensated Time Lapse, Partial Part/Total, Management Information Measure. Continued Weeks Compensated Time Lapse, Workshare, Management Information Measure. Nonmonetary Determinations Time Lapse, Detection Date, Core Measure. Lower Authority Appeals Time Lapse, Management Information Measure. Lower Authority Appeals Case Aging, Core Measure. Higher Authority Appeals Time Lapse, Management Information Measure. Higher Authority Appeals Case Aging, Core Measure. 9050 ...... 9050 ...... 9051 ...... 9051 ...... 9051 ...... 9052 ...... 9054 ...... 9055 ...... 9054 ...... 9055 ...... Number of respondents Reports per year Hours per response Total responses Total hours/year 53 12 636 .5 318 53 12 636 .5 318 53 12 636 .5 318 53 12 636 .5 318 53 12 636 .5 318 53 12 636 .5 318 53 12 636 1.0 636 53 12 636 .5 318 53 12 636 1.0 636 53 12 636 .5 318 53 12 636 1.0 636 Subtotal 4452 QUARTERLY SAMPLE REVIEW MEASURES: STATE STAFF HOURS PER YEAR ETA Report 9056 ..... 9056 ..... 9057 ..... 9057 ..... Subtotal Number of respondents Measure Nonmonetary Determination Core Measure. Nonmonetary Determination Core Measure. Lower Authority Appeals Core Measure. Lower Authority Appeals Core Measure. Total cases reviewed per year Hours per response Total hours/year Quality, 27 Small States .... 240 6,480 1 6,480 Quality, 26 Large States ... 400 10,400 1 10,400 Quality, 44 Small States .... 80 3,520 3.5 12,320 Quality, 9 Large States ..... 160 1,440 3.5 5,040 ............................................................. .............................. .......................... .......................... .......................... 34,240 Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents $0. Comments submitted in response to this comment request 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. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Sampled cases reviewed per year Dated: July 8, 2013. Gerri Fiala, Acting Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–16905 Filed 7–15–13; 8:45 am] 18:49 Jul 15, 2013 Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2009–0042] Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Form; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval of the SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information collection requirements contained in the proposed Conflict of Interest (COI) and Disclosure Form which will be used to determine whether or not a conflict of interest exists for a potential peer review panel member. DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by September 16, 2013. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1 42550 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 16, 2013 / Notices than 10 pages you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2009–0042, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N–2625, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor’s and Docket Office’s normal business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA docket number (OSHA–2009–0042) for the Information Collection Request (ICR). All comments, including any personal information you provide, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further information on submitting comments see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal Register notice) are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download from the Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may also contact Theda Kenney at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3609, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2222. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Background The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information collection requirements in accord with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA–95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:49 Jul 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 program ensures that information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA’s estimate of the information collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of the OSH Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also requires OSHA to obtain such information with minimum burden upon employers, especially those operating small businesses, and to reduce to the maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657). OSHA conducts peer reviews to review a draft product for quality by specialists in the field who were not involved in producing the draft. The selection of participants in a peer review is based on expertise, with due consideration of independence. The Office of Management and Budget published the ‘‘Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review’’ on December 15, 2004. The Bulletin states ‘‘. . . the agency must address reviewers’ potential conflicts of interest (including those stemming from ties to regulated businesses and other stakeholders) and independence from the agency.’’ The Bulletin requires agencies to adopt or adapt the committee selection policies employed by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) when selecting peer reviewers who are not government employees. To fulfill this requirement, OSHA has developed a Conflict of Interest (COI) and Disclosure Form, based on NAS’ Conflict of Interest Disclosure form. This form will be used to determine whether or not a conflict exists for a potential peer review panel member. II. Special Issues for Comment OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues: • Whether the proposed information collection requirements are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency’s functions, including whether the information is useful; • The accuracy of OSHA’s estimate of the burden (time and costs) of the information collection requirements, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • The quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply; for PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 example, by using automated or other technological information collection and transmission techniques. III. Proposed Actions OSHA proposes to extend OMB’s approval of the COI form, retaining OSHA’s current burden hour estimate of 27 hours. The Agency will summarize the comments submitted in response to this notice, and will include this summary in its request to OMB. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: OSHA’s Conflict of Interest (COI) and Disclosure Form. OMB Control Number: 1218–0255. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Number of Respondents: 36. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Total Responses: 36. Average Time per Response: OSHA estimates it will take 30 minutes (.5 hour) to complete the COI short form, and one (1) hour to complete the COI long form. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 27. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0. IV. Public Participation—Submission of Comments on This Notice and Internet Access to Comments and Submissions You may submit comments in response to this document as follows: (1) Electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA–2009–0042). You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES). The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments by your name, date, and the docket number so the Agency can attach them to your comments. Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–2350, (TTY (877) 889– 5627). Comments and submissions are posted without change at http:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 16, 2013 / Notices cautions commenters about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers and dates of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through this Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the http:// www.regulations.gov Web site to submit comments and access the docket is available at the Web site’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available through the Web site and for assistance in using the Internet to locate docket submissions. V. Authority and Signature David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912). Signed at Washington, DC, on July 9, 2013. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2013–16974 Filed 7–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:49 Jul 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 • Call toll-free number: 1–866–451– 4981; • When prompted, enter the following numeric pass code: 5907707348 • When connected to the call, please immediately ‘‘MUTE’’ your telephone. Members of the public are asked to keep their telephones muted to eliminate background noises. To avoid disrupting the meeting, please refrain from placing the call on hold if doing so will trigger recorded music or other sound. From time to time, the presiding Chair may solicit comments from the public. Meeting Schedule Time* 1. Finance Committee 1:30 p.m. 2. Audit Committee 3. Institutional Advancement Committee MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013 1. Operations and Regulations 1: 45 p.m. Committee 2. Promotion & Provision for the Delivery of Legal Services Committee TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013 1. Governance and Performance 8:30 a.m. Review Committee 2. Board of Directors * Please note that all times in this notice are in the Mountain Daylight Time. SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2013 Open, except as noted below. Board of Directors—Open, except that, upon a vote of the Board of Directors, a portion of the meeting may be closed to the public to hear briefings by management and LSC’s Inspector General, to consider and act on the General Counsel’s report on potential and pending litigation involving LSC and on a list of prospective funders, and to receive a presentation by, and discuss with, the General Counsel on privileged legal advice.** Institutional Advancement Committee—Open, except that, upon a vote of the Board of Directors, the meeting may be closed to the public to discuss prospective funders for LSC’s 40th anniversary celebration and development activities, prospective honorees for LSC’s 40th anniversary celebration, and prospective members for an LSC 40th anniversary honorary committee. Audit Committee—Open, except that, upon a vote of the Board of Directors, the meeting may be closed to the public STATUS OF MEETING: The Legal Services Corporation’s Board of Directors and its six committees will meet July 21–23, 2013. On Sunday, July 21, the first meeting will commence at 1:30 p.m., Mountain Daylight Time (MDT), with the meeting thereafter commencing promptly upon adjournment of the immediately preceding meeting. On Monday, July 22, the first meeting will commence at 1:45 p.m., MDT, with each meeting thereafter commencing promptly upon adjournment of the immediately preceding meeting. On Tuesday, July 23, the first meeting will commence at 8:30 a.m., MDT, and it will be followed by the meeting of the Board of Directors which will commence promptly upon adjournment of the first meeting. LOCATION: Millennium Ballroom, Warwick Hotel, 1776 Grant Street, Denver, Colorado 80203. PUBLIC OBSERVATION: Unless otherwise noted herein, the Board and all committee meetings will be open to DATE AND TIME: public observation. Members of the public who are unable to attend in person but wish to listen to the public proceedings may do so by following the telephone call-in directions provided below. CALL–IN DIRECTIONS FOR OPEN SESSIONS: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42551 to further discuss follow-up work by the Office of Compliance and Enforcement relating to open Office of Inspector General investigations.** A verbatim written transcript will be made of the closed session of the Board, Institutional Advancement Committee, and Audit Committee meetings. The transcript of any portions of the closed session falling within the relevant provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), (7), (9) and (10), will not be available for public inspection. A copy of the General Counsel’s Certification that, in his opinion, the closing is authorized by law will be available upon request. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: July 21, 2013 Finance Committee 1. Approval of agenda 2. Presentation on LSC’s financial report for the eight-month period ending May 31, 2013 • Presentation by David Richardson, Treasurer/Comptroller 3. Consider and act on a Revised Consolidated Operating Budget for FY 2013, including internal budgetary adjustments and COB reallocation, and recommendation of Resolution 2013–XXX to the Board of Directors • Presentation by David Richardson, Treasurer/Comptroller 4. Report of the selection of accounts and depositories for LSC Funds • Presentation by David Richardson, Treasurer & Comptroller 5. Discussion regarding the status of the FY 2014 appropriations process • Carol Bergman, Director, Government Relations and Public Affairs 6. Consider and act on the recommendation to the Board on Temporary Operating Authority for FY 2014 and recommendation of Resolution 2013–XXX to the Board of Directors • David Richardson, Treasurer/ Comptroller 7. Consider and act on recommendation to the Board of Directors for FY 2015 appropriation request • Presentation by Jim Sandman, President 8. Public comment 9. Consider and act on other business 10. Consider and act on adjournment of meeting ** Any portion of the closed session consisting solely of briefings does not fall within the Sunshine Act’s definition of the term ‘‘meeting’’ and, therefore, the requirements of the Sunshine Act do not apply to such portion of the closed session. 5 U.S.C. 552b(a)(2) and (b). See also 45 CFR 1622.2 & 1622.3. E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 136 (Tuesday, July 16, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2009-0042]


Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Form; Extension of the Office 
of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection 
(Paperwork) Requirements

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to 
extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the 
information collection requirements contained in the proposed Conflict 
of Interest (COI) and Disclosure Form which will be used to determine 
whether or not a conflict of interest exists for a potential peer 
review panel member.

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
September 16, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting 
comments.
    Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer

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than 10 pages you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
1648.
    Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: 
When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and 
attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2009-0042, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 
Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. 
Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are 
accepted during the Department of Labor's and Docket Office's normal 
business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA 
docket number (OSHA-2009-0042) for the Information Collection Request 
(ICR). All comments, including any personal information you provide, 
are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made 
available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further information 
on submitting comments see the ``Public Participation'' heading in the 
section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
    Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the 
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at 
the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal 
Register notice) are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; 
however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly 
available to read or download from the Web site. All submissions, 
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and 
copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may also contact Theda Kenney at 
the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate 
of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609, 
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
2222.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce 
paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a 
preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an 
opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information 
collection requirements in accord with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (PRA-95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that 
information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs) 
is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA's 
estimate of the information collection burden is accurate. The 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 
et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or 
appropriate for enforcement of the OSH Act or for developing 
information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational 
injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also 
requires OSHA to obtain such information with minimum burden upon 
employers, especially those operating small businesses, and to reduce 
to the maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in 
obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657).
    OSHA conducts peer reviews to review a draft product for quality by 
specialists in the field who were not involved in producing the draft. 
The selection of participants in a peer review is based on expertise, 
with due consideration of independence. The Office of Management and 
Budget published the ``Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer 
Review'' on December 15, 2004. The Bulletin states ``. . . the agency 
must address reviewers' potential conflicts of interest (including 
those stemming from ties to regulated businesses and other 
stakeholders) and independence from the agency.'' The Bulletin requires 
agencies to adopt or adapt the committee selection policies employed by 
the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) when selecting peer reviewers 
who are not government employees. To fulfill this requirement, OSHA has 
developed a Conflict of Interest (COI) and Disclosure Form, based on 
NAS' Conflict of Interest Disclosure form. This form will be used to 
determine whether or not a conflict exists for a potential peer review 
panel member.

II. Special Issues for Comment

    OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
     Whether the proposed information collection requirements 
are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions, 
including whether the information is useful;
     The accuracy of OSHA's estimate of the burden (time and 
costs) of the information collection requirements, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     The quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply; 
for example, by using automated or other technological information 
collection and transmission techniques.

III. Proposed Actions

    OSHA proposes to extend OMB's approval of the COI form, retaining 
OSHA's current burden hour estimate of 27 hours. The Agency will 
summarize the comments submitted in response to this notice, and will 
include this summary in its request to OMB.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Title: OSHA's Conflict of Interest (COI) and Disclosure Form.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0255.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Number of Respondents: 36.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Total Responses: 36.
    Average Time per Response: OSHA estimates it will take 30 minutes 
(.5 hour) to complete the COI short form, and one (1) hour to complete 
the COI long form.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 27.
    Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0.

IV. Public Participation--Submission of Comments on This Notice and 
Internet Access to Comments and Submissions

    You may submit comments in response to this document as follows: 
(1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All 
comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name 
and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2009-0042). You 
may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files 
electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference 
to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the 
OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES). 
The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments 
by your name, date, and the docket number so the Agency can attach them 
to your comments.
    Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a 
significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about 
security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, 
express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the 
OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350, (TTY (877) 889-5627). Comments 
and submissions are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA

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cautions commenters about submitting personal information such as 
Social Security numbers and dates of birth. Although all submissions 
are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information 
(e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or 
download through this Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted 
material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket 
Office. Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site to 
submit comments and access the docket is available at the Web site's 
``User Tips'' link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information 
about materials not available through the Web site and for assistance 
in using the Internet to locate docket submissions.

V. Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this 
notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 
(77 FR 3912).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on July 9, 2013.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2013-16974 Filed 7-15-13; 8:45 am]
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