Division of Federal Employees' Compensation Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 77170-77171 [2013-30292]

Download as PDF 77170 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2013 / Notices 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 extension of approval of this information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to certify the amount of funeral expenses incurred in the case. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Certification of Funeral Expenses. OMB Number: 1240–0040. Agency Number: LS–265. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 75. Total Annual Responses: 75. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 18.75. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $36.75. 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: December 12, 2013. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2013–30291 Filed 12–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CF–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR emcdonald on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Dec 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 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: Request for Information on Earnings, Dual Benefits, Dependents and Third Party Settlement (CA–1032). 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 February 18, 2014. 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) 693–1449, Email Ferguson.yoon@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or Email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION I. Background The collection of this information is necessary under provisions of the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) which states: (1) Compensation must be adjusted to reflect a claimant’s earnings while in receipt of benefits (5 U.S.C. 8106); (2) compensation is payable at the augmented rate of 75 percent only if the claimant has one or more dependents as defined by the FECA (5 U.S.C. 8110); (3) compensation may not be paid concurrently with certain benefits from other Federal Agencies, such as the Office of Personnel Management, Social Security, and the Veterans Administration (5 U.S.C. 8116); (4) compensation must be adjusted to reflect any settlement from a third party responsible for the injury for which the claimant is being paid compensation (5 U.S.C. 8132); (5) an individual convicted of any violation related to fraud in the application for, or receipt of, any compensation benefit, forfeits (as of the date of such conviction) any entitlement to such PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 benefits, for any injury occurring on or before the date of conviction (5. U.S.C. 8148 (a)); (6) no Federal compensation benefit can be paid to any individual for any period during which such individual is incarcerated for any felony offense (5 U.S.C. 8148 (b)(1)). The information collected through Form CA–1032 is used to ensure that compensation being paid on the periodic roll is correct. This information collection is currently approved for use through April 30, 2014. 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 collection in order to ensure that compensation being paid on the periodic roll is correct. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Request for Information on Earnings, Dual Benefits, Dependents and Third Party Settlement. OMB Number: 1240–0016. Agency Number: CA–1032. Affected Public: Individuals or household. Total Respondents: 44,800. Total Annual Responses: 44,800. Average Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 14,933. Frequency: Annually. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $21,504. E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2013 / Notices 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: December 12, 2013. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2013–30292 Filed 12–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CH–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–2014–011] Proposed Disposal of George H.W. Bush and Clinton Administration Electronic Backup Tapes Office of Presidential Libraries, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Presidential Records Act notice of proposed disposal of George H.W. Bush and Clinton Administration Disaster Recovery Backup Tapes; final agency action. AGENCY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is issuing this final notice to dispose of a collection of disaster recovery backup tapes from the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations under the provisions of 44 U.S.C. 2203(f)(3). The notice of proposed disposal of this collection of disaster recovery backup tapes was published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2013 (78 FR 125, p. 39016), and contains a detailed description of this issue. NARA received no comments on the proposed notice, and is therefore proceeding with this notice of final agency action. DATES: This notice will be effective and the disposal will occur on or after February 18, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director of Presidential Libraries Susan K. Donius; National Archives and Records Administration, Suite 2200; 8601 Adelphi Road; College Park, Maryland 20740–6001; by telephone at 301–837–3250; by fax to 301–837–3199; or by email to beth.fidler@nara.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NARA published a ‘‘Presidential Records Act notice of Proposed Disposal of George H.W. Bush and Clinton Administration Electronic Backup Tapes’’ on June 28, 2013, in the Federal Register (78 FR 125) for a 45 day comment period. NARA received no written comments. emcdonald on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Dec 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 NARA has determined that further retention of these disaster recovery backup tapes is not warranted. The Presidential and Federal electronic mail with attachments, pager, and calendar records residing on these backup tapes were previously restored and NARA will permanently retain those Presidential and Federal records on a different set of electronic media. Because the backup tapes proposed for disposal were made for disaster recovery purposes and the restoration project was completed in 1996, NARA is following the normal disposal processes established in General Records Schedules 20 and 24 for Federal record backup tapes. NARA will proceed to dispose of 22,907 All-In-One backup tapes created during the George H.W. Bush and Clinton Administrations by OA staff as specified in the February 18, 2014 of this notice, because NARA has determined that they lack sufficient administrative, historical, informational, or evidentiary value. This notice constitutes NARA’s final agency action pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 2203(f)(3). Dated: December 16, 2013. David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States. [FR Doc. 2013–30371 Filed 12–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Termination of Single-Employer Plans, Missing Participants Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. ACTION: Notice of request for extension of OMB approval, with modifications. AGENCY: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), under the Paperwork Reduction Act, extend approval, with modifications, of a collection of information in its regulations on Termination of Single Employer Plans and Missing Participants, and implementing forms and instructions (OMB control number 1212–0036, expires December 31, 2013). This notice informs the public of PBGC’s request and solicits public comment on the collection of information. DATES: Comments should be submitted by January 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77171 Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, via electronic mail at OIRA_DOCKET@ omb.eop.gov or by fax to (202) 395– 6974. A copy of the request (including the collection of information) is posted at http://www.pbgc.gov/res/lawsandregulations/information-collections under-omb-review.html. It may also be obtained without charge by writing to the Disclosure Division of the Office of the General Counsel of PBGC at the above address, visiting the Disclosure Division, faxing a request to 202–326– 4042, or calling 202–326–4040 during normal business hours. (TTY and TDD users may call the Federal relay service toll-free at 1–800–877–8339 and ask to be connected to 202–326–4040.) The Disclosure Division will email, fax, or mail the request to you, as you request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jo Amato Burns, Attorney (326–4400, ext. 3072) or Catherine B. Klion, Assistant General Counsel (326–4400, ext. 3041), Office of the General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005, 202–326–4400 (TTY and TDD users may call the Federal relay service toll-free at 1–800–877–8339 and ask to be connected to 202–326–4400.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 4041 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), a single-employer pension plan may terminate voluntarily only if it satisfies the requirements for either a standard or a distress termination. Pursuant to ERISA section 4041(b), for standard terminations, and section 4041(c), for distress terminations, and PBGC’s termination regulation (29 CFR part 4041), a plan administrator wishing to terminate a plan is required to submit specified information to PBGC in support of the proposed termination and to provide specified information regarding the proposed termination to third parties (participants, beneficiaries, alternate payees, and employee organizations). In the case of a plan with participants or beneficiaries who cannot be located when their benefits are to be distributed, the plan administrator is subject to the requirements of ERISA section 4050 and PBGC’s missing participants regulation (29 CFR part 4050). These regulations may be found on PBGC’s Web site at http://www.pbgc.gov/res/laws-andregulations/code-of-federalregulations.html. The collection of information under these regulations and the implementing forms and instructions has been E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 245 (Friday, December 20, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77170-77171]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30292]


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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: Request for Information on 
Earnings, Dual Benefits, Dependents and Third Party Settlement (CA-
1032). 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 February 18, 2014.

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) 693-1449, Email Ferguson.yoon@dol.gov. Please 
use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or Email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

I. Background

    The collection of this information is necessary under provisions of 
the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) which states: (1) 
Compensation must be adjusted to reflect a claimant's earnings while in 
receipt of benefits (5 U.S.C. 8106); (2) compensation is payable at the 
augmented rate of 75 percent only if the claimant has one or more 
dependents as defined by the FECA (5 U.S.C. 8110); (3) compensation may 
not be paid concurrently with certain benefits from other Federal 
Agencies, such as the Office of Personnel Management, Social Security, 
and the Veterans Administration (5 U.S.C. 8116); (4) compensation must 
be adjusted to reflect any settlement from a third party responsible 
for the injury for which the claimant is being paid compensation (5 
U.S.C. 8132); (5) an individual convicted of any violation related to 
fraud in the application for, or receipt of, any compensation benefit, 
forfeits (as of the date of such conviction) any entitlement to such 
benefits, for any injury occurring on or before the date of conviction 
(5. U.S.C. 8148 (a)); (6) no Federal compensation benefit can be paid 
to any individual for any period during which such individual is 
incarcerated for any felony offense (5 U.S.C. 8148 (b)(1)). The 
information collected through Form CA-1032 is used to ensure that 
compensation being paid on the periodic roll is correct. This 
information collection is currently approved for use through April 30, 
2014.

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 collection in order to ensure that compensation being paid 
on the periodic roll is correct.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Title: Request for Information on Earnings, Dual Benefits, 
Dependents and Third Party Settlement.
    OMB Number: 1240-0016.
    Agency Number: CA-1032.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household.
    Total Respondents: 44,800.
    Total Annual Responses: 44,800.
    Average Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 14,933.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $21,504.

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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: December 12, 2013.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2013-30292 Filed 12-19-13; 8:45 am]
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