Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Application for Approval of a Representative's Fee in Black Lung Claim Proceedings Conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor, 4975-4976 [2014-01756]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 20 / Thursday, January 30, 2014 / Notices security systems, verification of the company’s compliance with state and local laws, and a review of the company’s background and history. Therefore, pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 823(a), and in accordance with 21 CFR 1301.33, the above named company is granted registration as a bulk manufacturer of the basic classes of controlled substances listed. Dated: January 15, 2014. Joseph T. Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–01782 Filed 1–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Application for Approval of a Representative’s Fee in Black Lung Claim Proceedings Conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Application for Approval of a Representative’s Fee in Black Lung Claim Proceedings Conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). DATES: Submit comments on or before March 3, 2014. 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=201309-1240-002 (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, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:24 Jan 29, 2014 Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL– OWCP, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202–395–6881 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor—OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Jkt 232001 This ICR seeks OMB approval under the PRA to revise the Application for Approval of a Representative’s Fee in Black Lung Claim Proceedings Conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor, Form CM– 972, to include information about how a respondent with a disability may contact the OWCP in order to receive assistance in completing the form. There is no change to the information collected from the public. Individuals filing with the OWCP, Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation for benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act may elect to be represented or assisted by an attorney or other representative. For those cases that are approved, 30 U.S.C. 901 of the Black Lung Benefits Act and 20 CFR 725.365–6 of the Black Lung Regulations have established standards for the information and documentation that must be submitted to the program for review so that the representative may be paid for services rendered to the claimant. Upon receipt of that evidence, the adjudicating official is required by regulation to evaluate the application and, based on the supporting information in the claim file, approve a fee for services rendered. Form CM–972 provides a standardized format that assists representatives participating in the Black Lung Benefits Program to submit the required information. Form CM–972 is sent to and completed by the authorized representative of a black lung claimant whose claim has been approved for benefits. The completed form is then returned to and evaluated by the district director, administrative law judge, or appropriate appellate tribunal before whom the claimed services were SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4975 performed, and a fee amount is determined. 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 1240–0011. The current approval is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2014; however, the DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. New requirements would only take effect upon OMB approval. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on September 11, 2013 (77 FR 55761). 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 1240– 0011. 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–OWCP. Title of Collection: Application for Approval of a Representative’s Fee in E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1 4976 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 20 / Thursday, January 30, 2014 / Notices Black Lung Claim Proceedings Conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor. OMB Control Number: 1240–0011. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 338. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 338. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 237. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: January 24, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–01756 Filed 1–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Operator Controversion, Operator Response, Operator Response to Schedule for Submission of Additional Evidence, and Operator Response to Notice of Claim ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Operator Controversion, Operator Response, Operator Response to Schedule for Submission of Additional Evidence, and Operator Response to Notice of Claim,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). DATES: Submit comments on or before March 3, 2014. 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=201309-1240-004 (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, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:24 Jan 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL– OWCP, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202–395–6881 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). This ICR seeks OMB approval under the PRA to revise the Operator Controversion, Operator Response, Operator Response to Schedule for Submission of Additional Evidence (Form CM–2970), and Operator Response to Notice of Claim (Form CM–2970a) information collection to include information about how a respondent with a disability may contact the OWCP in order to receive assistance in completing the form. There is no change to the information collected from the public. The OWCP, Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation (DCMWC) administers the Black Lung Benefits Act (30 U.S.C. 901 et seq.), which provides benefits to coal miners totally disabled due to pneumoconiosis, and their surviving dependents. When the DCMWC makes a preliminary analysis of a claimant’s eligibility for benefits, and if a coal mine operator has been identified as potentially liable for payment of those benefits, the responsible operator is notified of the preliminary analysis. Regulations require that a coal mine operator be identified and notified of potential liability as early in the adjudication process as possible. Forms CM–2790 and CM–2970 are used for claims filed after January 19, 2001, and indicate that the coal mine operator will submit additional evidence or respond to the notice of claim. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 1240–0033. The current approval is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2014; however, the DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. New requirements would only take effect upon OMB approval. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on September 11, 2013 (78 FR 55760). 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 1240– 0033. 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–OWCP. Title of Collection: Operator Controversion, Operator Response, Operator Response to Schedule for Submission of Additional Evidence, and Operator Response to Notice of Claim. OMB Control Number: 1240–0033. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Application for Approval of a Representative's 
Fee in Black Lung Claim Proceedings Conducted by the U.S. Department of 
Labor

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of 
Workers' Compensation Programs sponsored information collection request 
(ICR) revision titled, ``Application for Approval of a Representative's 
Fee in Black Lung Claim Proceedings Conducted by the U.S. Department of 
Labor,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

DATES: Submit comments on or before March 3, 2014.

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=201309-1240-002 (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, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are 
not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-
OWCP, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202-395-6881 (this is not a toll-free 
number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are 
encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor--OASAM, Office of 
the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information 
Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an 
email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks OMB approval under the PRA to 
revise the Application for Approval of a Representative's Fee in Black 
Lung Claim Proceedings Conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor, Form 
CM-972, to include information about how a respondent with a disability 
may contact the OWCP in order to receive assistance in completing the 
form. There is no change to the information collected from the public.
    Individuals filing with the OWCP, Division of Coal Mine Workers' 
Compensation for benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act may elect 
to be represented or assisted by an attorney or other representative. 
For those cases that are approved, 30 U.S.C. 901 of the Black Lung 
Benefits Act and 20 CFR 725.365-6 of the Black Lung Regulations have 
established standards for the information and documentation that must 
be submitted to the program for review so that the representative may 
be paid for services rendered to the claimant. Upon receipt of that 
evidence, the adjudicating official is required by regulation to 
evaluate the application and, based on the supporting information in 
the claim file, approve a fee for services rendered. Form CM-972 
provides a standardized format that assists representatives 
participating in the Black Lung Benefits Program to submit the required 
information.
    Form CM-972 is sent to and completed by the authorized 
representative of a black lung claimant whose claim has been approved 
for benefits. The completed form is then returned to and evaluated by 
the district director, administrative law judge, or appropriate 
appellate tribunal before whom the claimed services were performed, and 
a fee amount is determined.
    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 1240-0011. The current approval is scheduled to 
expire on January 31, 2014; however, the DOL notes that existing 
information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a 
month-to-month extension while they undergo review. New requirements 
would only take effect upon OMB approval. For additional substantive 
information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the 
Federal Register on September 11, 2013 (77 FR 55761).
    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 1240-0011. 
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-OWCP.
    Title of Collection: Application for Approval of a Representative's 
Fee in

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Black Lung Claim Proceedings Conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor.
    OMB Control Number: 1240-0011.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 338.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 338.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 237.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: January 24, 2014.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-01756 Filed 1-29-14; 8:45 am]
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