Division of Federal Employees' Compensation; Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 12225-12226 [2014-04702]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 42 / Tuesday, March 4, 2014 / Notices collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Workers’ Compensation (OWCP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Request for Examination and/or Treatment (LS–1). 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 May 5, 2014. ADDRESSES: Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Room S–3323, 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 Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). The Act 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 employee in loading, unloading, repairing or building a vessel. In addition, several acts extend coverage to certain other employees. Under section 7 (33 U.S.C., Chapter 18, Section 907) of the Longshore Act the employer/insurance carrier is responsible for furnishing medical care for the injured employee for such period of time as the injury or recovery period may require. Form LS–1 serves two purposes: It authorizes the medical care, and it provides a vehicle for the treating physician to report the findings, treatment given, and anticipated physical condition of the employee. This information collection is currently approved for use through June 30, 2014. 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 verify authorized medical care and entitlement to compensation benefits. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Request for Examination and/or Treatment. OMB Number: 1240–0029. Agency Number: LS–1. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit. Total Respondents: 16,000. Total Annual Responses: 48,000. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 52,000. Estimated Time per Response: 65 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $2,088,960. 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: February 25, 2014. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2014–04704 Filed 3–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CF–P tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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, VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:07 Mar 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 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: PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12225 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: Claim for Continuance of Compensation (CA–12). 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 May 5, 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) 693–1447, 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 administers the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act, 5 U.S.C. 8133. Under the Act, eligible dependents of deceased employees receive compensation benefits on account of the employee’s death. OWCP has to monitor death benefits for current marital status, potential for dual benefits, and other criteria for qualifying as a dependent under the law. The CA– 12 is sent annually to beneficiaries in death cases to ensure that their status has not changed and that they remain entitled to benefits. The information collected is used by OWCP claims examiners to ensure that death benefits being paid are correct, and that payments are not made to ineligible survivors. This information collection is currently approved for use through June 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 E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 12226 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 42 / Tuesday, March 4, 2014 / Notices 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 death benefits being paid are correct. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Claim for Continuance of Compensation. OMB Number: 1240–0015. Agency Number: CA–12. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Respondents: 4,083. Total Annual Responses: 4,083. Average Time per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 340. Frequency: Annually. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $2,067. 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: February 21, 2014. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2014–04702 Filed 3–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CH–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation; Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:07 Mar 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 (OWCP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Pre-Hearing Statement (LS–18). 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 May 5, 2014. ADDRESSES: Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Room S–32331, 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). SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION I. Background: The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, (OWCP) administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. The Act 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 coverage to certain other employees. Title 20, CFR 702.317 provides for the referral of claims under the Longshore Act for formal hearings. This Section provides that before a case is transferred to the Office of Administrative Law Judges the district director shall furnish each of the parties or their representatives with a copy of a prehearing statement form. Each party shall, within 21 days after receipt of each form, complete it and return it to the district director. Upon receipt of the forms, the district director, after checking them for completeness and after any further conferences that, in PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 his/her opinion, are warranted, shall transmit them to the Office of the Chief Administrative Law Judge with all available evidence which the parties intend to submit at the hearing. This information collection is currently approved for use through June 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 the extension of approval of this information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to refer cases for formal hearings. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Pre-Hearing Statement. OMB Number: 1240–0036. Agency Number: LS–18. Affected Public: Insurance carriers and self-insurers. Total Respondents: 3,100. Total Annual Responses: 3,100. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 527. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $1,612. 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: February 21, 2014. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2014–04703 Filed 3–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CF–P E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 42 (Tuesday, March 4, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12225-12226]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-04702]


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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: Claim for Continuance of 
Compensation (CA-12). 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 May 5, 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) 693-1447, 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 
administers the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, 5 U.S.C. 8133. 
Under the Act, eligible dependents of deceased employees receive 
compensation benefits on account of the employee's death. OWCP has to 
monitor death benefits for current marital status, potential for dual 
benefits, and other criteria for qualifying as a dependent under the 
law. The CA-12 is sent annually to beneficiaries in death cases to 
ensure that their status has not changed and that they remain entitled 
to benefits. The information collected is used by OWCP claims examiners 
to ensure that death benefits being paid are correct, and that payments 
are not made to ineligible survivors. This information collection is 
currently approved for use through June 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

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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 
death benefits being paid are correct.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Title: Claim for Continuance of Compensation.
    OMB Number: 1240-0015.
    Agency Number: CA-12.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Respondents: 4,083.
    Total Annual Responses: 4,083.
    Average Time per Response: 5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 340.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $2,067.
    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: February 21, 2014.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2014-04702 Filed 3-3-14; 8:45 am]
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