Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Proposed Revision of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 57416-57417 [2013-22705]

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Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —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. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Summary of Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: New collection of information. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Request for ATF Background Investigation Information. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: ATF F 8620.65; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Other: Federal Government. Need for Collection This form is necessary to maintain a record of another agency’s official request for an individual’s background investigation record. The documented request will assist ATF in ensuring that unauthorized disclosures of information do not occur. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 300 respondents will complete a 5 minute form. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:45 Sep 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 25 annual total burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, Department of Justice, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 3W– 1407B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: September 12, 2013. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2013–22618 Filed 9–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–FY–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Proposed Revision 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 (OWCP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Regulations Governing the Administration of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LS–200, LS–201, LS–203, LS–204, LS– 262, LS–267, LS–271, LS–274, and LS– 513). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this Notice. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before November 18, 2013. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Background The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). LHWCA provides benefits to workers injured in maritime employment on the navigable waters of the United States or in an adjoining area customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. In addition, several Acts extend the Longshore Act’s benefits and procedures to certain other employees. The information collections in this package are necessary for proper administration of the provisions of the LHWCA and its extensions. This information collection is currently approved for use through August 31, 2015. However, one of the forms in this package, the LS–513 (Report of Payments), is now being modified slightly to include the collection of additional data which has caused a change in burden. The LS–513 is used by insurance carriers and selfinsured employers to annually report the total amount of payments made under the LHWCA and its extensions. The modifications to the LS–513 will affect only those few carriers and selfinsured employers making payments under the Defense Base Act (DBA), one of the LHWCA’s extensions. These entities will now be required to report their DBA payments by contracting agency (i.e., the government agency with which the injured worker’s employer contracted) on the form. OWCP needs this information to better cross-reference the information submitted on the LS–202 (Employer’s First Report of Injury or Occupational Illness) and to adequately monitor DBA claims processing and compliance. OWCP estimates that the LS–513 modification will increase total burden for the form by only 5 hours. While respondents who do not currently capture the contracting-agency data in a way that can be easily retrieved and reported may incur additional costs to adapt their information technology systems to this reporting requirement, these costs will be limited to the first year. OWCP estimates the additional first-year cost to be $769.40 per respondent. E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 18, 2013 / Notices Both the LS–513 and another form in this package, the LS–274 (Report of Injury Experience), have an increase in burden due to the program not being able to collect the information via proposed weblink as originally forecasted. The additional increases are 122.5 hours for the LS–513 and 518 hours for the LS–274. The package is being re-submitted for this reason as well. 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 for the revision of this currently approved information collection. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Revision. 57417 Title: Regulations Governing the Administration of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. OMB Number: 1240–0014. Agency Number: (LS–200, LS–201, LS–203, LS–204, LS–262, LS–267, LS– 271, LS–274, and LS–513). Affected Public: Individuals or households, Businesses or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 130,036. Total Annual Responses: 130,036. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 44,955. Estimated Time per Response: 2 minutes to 3 hours. Frequency: On occasion and annually. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $46,866. Burden summary Hours LS–200 (20 CFR 702.285, Report of Earnings) .................................................................................................................................. 20 CFR 702.162 (Liens) ...................................................................................................................................................................... 20 CFR 702.174 (Certifications) .......................................................................................................................................................... 20 CFR 702.175 (Reinstatements) ...................................................................................................................................................... 20 CFR 702.242 (Settlement Applications) ......................................................................................................................................... 20 CFR 702.321 (Section 8(f) Payments) ........................................................................................................................................... ESA–100 (20 CFR 702.111, 702.201) ................................................................................................................................................ LS–271 (Self Insurance Application) ................................................................................................................................................... LS–274 (Report of Injury Experience of Insurance Carrier or Self-Insured Employer) ...................................................................... LS–201 (Injury or Death Notice) .......................................................................................................................................................... LS–513 (Payment Report) ................................................................................................................................................................... LS–267 (Claimant’s Statement) ........................................................................................................................................................... LS–203 (Employee Comp. Claim) ....................................................................................................................................................... LS–204 (Medical Report) ..................................................................................................................................................................... LS–262 (Claim for Death Benefits) ..................................................................................................................................................... 1,904 5 4 1 9,498 1,425 840 60 565 910 288 37 2,048 27,300 70 Total Burden Hours ...................................................................................................................................................................... 44,955 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, 2013. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 181 (Wednesday, September 18, 2013)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Proposed 
Revision 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 (OWCP) is 
soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Regulations 
Governing the Administration of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' 
Compensation Act (LS-200, LS-201, LS-203, LS-204, LS-262, LS-267, LS-
271, LS-274, and LS-513). A copy of the proposed information collection 
request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the 
address section of this Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before November 18, 2013.

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).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers the 
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). LHWCA provides 
benefits to workers injured in maritime employment on the navigable 
waters of the United States or in an adjoining area customarily used by 
an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. In 
addition, several Acts extend the Longshore Act's benefits and 
procedures to certain other employees. The information collections in 
this package are necessary for proper administration of the provisions 
of the LHWCA and its extensions. This information collection is 
currently approved for use through August 31, 2015. However, one of the 
forms in this package, the LS-513 (Report of Payments), is now being 
modified slightly to include the collection of additional data which 
has caused a change in burden. The LS-513 is used by insurance carriers 
and self-insured employers to annually report the total amount of 
payments made under the LHWCA and its extensions. The modifications to 
the LS-513 will affect only those few carriers and self-insured 
employers making payments under the Defense Base Act (DBA), one of the 
LHWCA's extensions. These entities will now be required to report their 
DBA payments by contracting agency (i.e., the government agency with 
which the injured worker's employer contracted) on the form. OWCP needs 
this information to better cross-reference the information submitted on 
the LS-202 (Employer's First Report of Injury or Occupational Illness) 
and to adequately monitor DBA claims processing and compliance. OWCP 
estimates that the LS-513 modification will increase total burden for 
the form by only 5 hours. While respondents who do not currently 
capture the contracting-agency data in a way that can be easily 
retrieved and reported may incur additional costs to adapt their 
information technology systems to this reporting requirement, these 
costs will be limited to the first year. OWCP estimates the additional 
first-year cost to be $769.40 per respondent.

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    Both the LS-513 and another form in this package, the LS-274 
(Report of Injury Experience), have an increase in burden due to the 
program not being able to collect the information via proposed weblink 
as originally forecasted. The additional increases are 122.5 hours for 
the LS-513 and 518 hours for the LS-274. The package is being re-
submitted for this reason as well.
    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 
for the revision of this currently approved information collection.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Regulations Governing the Administration of the Longshore 
and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.
    OMB Number: 1240-0014.
    Agency Number: (LS-200, LS-201, LS-203, LS-204, LS-262, LS-267, LS-
271, LS-274, and LS-513).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, Businesses or other 
for-profit.
    Total Respondents: 130,036.
    Total Annual Responses: 130,036.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 44,955.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2 minutes to 3 hours.
    Frequency: On occasion and annually.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $46,866.

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                     Burden summary                            Hours
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LS-200 (20 CFR 702.285, Report of Earnings).............           1,904
20 CFR 702.162 (Liens)..................................               5
20 CFR 702.174 (Certifications).........................               4
20 CFR 702.175 (Reinstatements).........................               1
20 CFR 702.242 (Settlement Applications)................           9,498
20 CFR 702.321 (Section 8(f) Payments)..................           1,425
ESA-100 (20 CFR 702.111, 702.201).......................             840
LS-271 (Self Insurance Application).....................              60
LS-274 (Report of Injury Experience of Insurance Carrier             565
 or Self-Insured Employer)..............................
LS-201 (Injury or Death Notice).........................             910
LS-513 (Payment Report).................................             288
LS-267 (Claimant's Statement)...........................              37
LS-203 (Employee Comp. Claim)...........................           2,048
LS-204 (Medical Report).................................          27,300
LS-262 (Claim for Death Benefits).......................              70
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    Total Burden Hours..................................          44,955
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    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, 2013.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2013-22705 Filed 9-17-13; 8:45 am]
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