Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Notice Requirements of the Health Care Continuation Coverage Provisions, 59065-59066 [2013-23260]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2013 / Notices for such registration pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 958(a); 21 U.S.C. 823(a); and 21 CFR 1301.34(b), (c), (d), (e), and (f) are satisfied. Dated: September 16, 2013. Joseph T. Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–23287 Filed 9–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs Gregory K. Ridgeway, Acting Director, National Institute of Justice. [OJP (NIJ) Docket No. 1632] [FR Doc. 2013–23298 Filed 9–24–13; 8:45 am] Interview Room Recording System Standard and License Plate Reader Standard Workshops BILLING CODE 4410–18–P National Institute of Justice, Department of Justice. ACTION: Notice of the Interview Room Recording System Standard and License Plate Reader Standard Workshops. AGENCY: The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) are hosting two workshops in conjunction with the 120th Annual IACP Conference and Exposition in Philadelphia, PA. The focus of the workshops is the development of NIJ performance standards for Interview Room Recording Systems and License Plate Readers used by criminal justice agencies. Sessions are intended to inform manufacturers, test laboratories, certification bodies, and other interested parties of these standards development efforts. These workshops are being held specifically to discuss recent progress made toward the standards and to receive input, comments, and recommendations. Space is limited at each workshop, and as a result, only 50 participants will be allowed to register for each session. We request that each organization limit their representatives to no more than two per organization. Exceptions to this limit may occur, should space allow. Participants planning to attend are responsible for their own travel arrangements. SUMMARY: Both workshops will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013. The License Plate Reader standard session will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Interview Room Recording System standard session will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, Room 103A. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 Sep 24, 2013 For information about the NIJ Interview Room Recording System or License Plate Reader standards under development, please contact Mark Greene, by telephone at (202) 307–3384 [Note: this is not a toll-free telephone number], or by email at mark.greene2@usdoj.gov. To RSVP for the workshops, please contact Michael Fergus at fergus@theiacp.org. For general information about NIJ standards, please visit http://www.nij.gov/ standards or http://www.justnet.org/ standards. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Notice Requirements of the Health Care Continuation Coverage Provisions ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Notice Requirements of the Health Care Continuation Coverage Provisions,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). DATES: Submit comments on or before October 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www. reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_ nbr=201307-1210-001 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or sending an email to DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–EBSA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59065 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Fax: 202–395–6881 (this is not a toll-free number), email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments to the U.S. Department of LaborOASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Information Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) provides that, under certain circumstances, a group health plan participant or beneficiary who meets the COBRA qualified beneficiaries definition may elect to continue group health coverage temporarily following a qualifying event that would otherwise result in loss of coverage. The COBRA provides that the Secretary of Labor has the authority under Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) section 608 to carry out the provisions of ERISA Title I Part 6. The DOL issued regulations to implement the ERISA section 606 notice requirements, because providing timely and adequate notifications regarding COBRA rights and responsibilities is critical to a qualified beneficiary’s ability to obtain health continuation coverage. In addition, the DOL believes, regulatory guidance was necessary to establish clearer standards for administering and processing COBRA notices. This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1210–0123. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal, and the current approval is scheduled to expire on September 30, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 59066 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2013 / Notices 2013. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing requirements. It should be noted that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on May 22, 2013 (78 FR 30333). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1210– 0123. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • 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. Agency: DOL–EBSA. Title of Collection: Notice Requirements of the Health Care Continuation Coverage Provisions. OMB Control Number: 1210–0123. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 599,000. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 20,712,556. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 0. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $26,554,404. Dated: September 18, 2013. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–23260 Filed 9–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 Sep 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and 30 CFR part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. This notice is a summary of petitions for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below to modify the application of existing mandatory safety standards codified in Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations. DATES: All comments on the petitions must be received by the Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances on or before October 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by ‘‘docket number’’ on the subject line, by any of the following methods: 1. Electronic Mail: zzMSHAcomments@dol.gov. Include the docket number of the petition in the subject line of the message. 2. Facsimile: 202–693–9441. 3. Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209– 3939, Attention: George F. Triebsch, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances. Persons delivering documents are required to check in at the receptionist’s desk on the 21st floor. Individuals may inspect copies of the petitions and comments during normal business hours at the address listed above. MSHA will consider only comments postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service or proof of delivery from another delivery service such as UPS or Federal Express on or before the deadline for comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Barron, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances at 202–693– 9447 (Voice), barron.barbara@dol.gov (Email), or 202–693–9441 (Facsimile). [These are not toll-free numbers.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) allows the mine operator or representative of miners to file a petition to modify the application of any PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 mandatory safety standard to a coal or other mine if the Secretary of Labor determines that: 1. An alternative method of achieving the result of such standard exists which will at all times guarantee no less than the same measure of protection afforded the miners of such mine by such standard; or 2. That the application of such standard to such mine will result in a diminution of safety to the miners in such mine. In addition, the regulations at 30 CFR 44.10 and 44.11 establish the requirements and procedures for filing petitions for modification. II. Petitions for Modification Docket Number: M–2013–039–C. Petitioner: Rock N Roll Coal Company, Inc., P.O. Box 142, Justice, West Virginia 24851. Mines: Mine No. 3, MSHA I.D. No. 46–08646 and Mine No. 7, MSHA I.D. No. 46–09093, located in McDowell County, West Virginia. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1101– 1(b) (Deluge-type water spray systems). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to eliminate the use of blowoff dust covers for the spray nozzles of a deluge-type water spray system. In support of the alternative method, the petitioner proposes to continue performing the weekly inspections and functional testing of the complete deluge-type water spray system. The petitioner states that: (1) The system consists of an average of thirty (30) sprays along each of approximately ten primary beltconveyor drives and an average of sixty (60) sprays along each eight secondary drives. (2) The company currently complies with the requirements of the existing standard by providing each nozzle with a blow-off dust cover. In view of the frequent inspections and functional testing of the system, the dust covers are not necessary because nozzles can be maintained in an unclogged condition through weekly use. (3) It is burdensome to recap the large number of covers weekly after each inspection and functional test. The petitioner asserts that the alternative method will at all times guarantee no less than the same measure of protection afforded the miners employed at the Rock and Roll Coal Company, as the standard. Docket Number: M–2013–040–C. Petitioner: Blackwood Mining, 540 East Center Street, Ashland, Pennsylvania 17921. E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Notice Requirements of the Health Care 
Continuation Coverage Provisions

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee 
Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) titled, ``Notice Requirements of the Health 
Care Continuation Coverage Provisions,'' to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without 
change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

DATES: Submit comments on or before October 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; 
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge 
from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201307-1210-001 (this link will only become active 
on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting 
Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free 
number) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-EBSA, Office of 
Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 
20503, Fax: 202-395-6881 (this is not a toll-free number), email: 
OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not 
required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments to the U.S. 
Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Attn: Information Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 
202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Consolidated Omnibus Budget 
Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) provides that, under certain 
circumstances, a group health plan participant or beneficiary who meets 
the COBRA qualified beneficiaries definition may elect to continue 
group health coverage temporarily following a qualifying event that 
would otherwise result in loss of coverage. The COBRA provides that the 
Secretary of Labor has the authority under Employee Retirement Income 
Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) section 608 to carry out the provisions of 
ERISA Title I Part 6.
    The DOL issued regulations to implement the ERISA section 606 
notice requirements, because providing timely and adequate 
notifications regarding COBRA rights and responsibilities is critical 
to a qualified beneficiary's ability to obtain health continuation 
coverage. In addition, the DOL believes, regulatory guidance was 
necessary to establish clearer standards for administering and 
processing COBRA notices.
    This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency 
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and 
the public is generally not required to respond to an information 
collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays 
a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any 
other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to 
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that 
does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 
1320.6.
    The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under 
Control Number 1210-0123. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for 
more than three (3) years without renewal, and the current approval is 
scheduled to expire on September 30,

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2013. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information 
collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing 
requirements. It should be noted that existing information collection 
requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension 
while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about 
this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on 
May 22, 2013 (78 FR 30333).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in 
the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in 
the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1210-0123. 
The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
     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.
    Agency: DOL-EBSA.
    Title of Collection: Notice Requirements of the Health Care 
Continuation Coverage Provisions.
    OMB Control Number: 1210-0123.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 599,000.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 20,712,556.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 0.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $26,554,404.

    Dated: September 18, 2013.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-23260 Filed 9-24-13; 8:45 am]
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