Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements, 17193 [2014-06751]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 59 / Thursday, March 27, 2014 / Notices No. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012), and 29 CFR 1910.7. Signed at Washington, DC, on March 24, 2014. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2014–06807 Filed 3–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements 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 is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Rehabilitation Plan and Award (OWCP–16). 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 27, 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: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Background The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) is the agency responsible for administration of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), 33 U.S.C. 901 et seq., and the Federal Employees’ VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Mar 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 Compensation Act (FECA), 5 U.S.C. 8101 et seq. Both of these acts authorize OWCP to pay for approved vocational rehabilitation services to eligible workers with work-related disabilities. In order to decide whether to approve a rehabilitation plan, OWCP must receive a copy of the plan, supporting vocational testing materials and the estimated cost to implement the plan, broken down to show the fees, supplies, tuition and worker maintenance payments that are contemplated. OWCP also must receive the signature of the rehabilitation counselor to show that the proposed plan is appropriate. Form OWCP–16 is the standard format for the collection of this information. The regulations implementing these statutes allow for the collection of information needed for OWCP to determine if a rehabilitation plan should be approved and payment of any related expenses should be authorized. This information collection is currently approved for use through July 31, 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 approval for the extension of this currently approved information collection in order to determine if a rehabilitation plan should be approved and payment of any related expenses authorized. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Rehabilitation Plan and Award. OMB Number: 1240–0045. Agency Number: OWCP–16. PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17193 Affected Public: Individual or households; businesses or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 4,590. Total Responses: 4,590. Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,295. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. 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: March 20, 2014. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 59 (Thursday, March 27, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 17193]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06751]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection 
Requirements

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: Rehabilitation Plan and 
Award (OWCP-16). 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 27, 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 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) is the agency 
responsible for administration of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' 
Compensation Act (LHWCA), 33 U.S.C. 901 et seq., and the Federal 
Employees' Compensation Act (FECA), 5 U.S.C. 8101 et seq. Both of these 
acts authorize OWCP to pay for approved vocational rehabilitation 
services to eligible workers with work-related disabilities. In order 
to decide whether to approve a rehabilitation plan, OWCP must receive a 
copy of the plan, supporting vocational testing materials and the 
estimated cost to implement the plan, broken down to show the fees, 
supplies, tuition and worker maintenance payments that are 
contemplated. OWCP also must receive the signature of the 
rehabilitation counselor to show that the proposed plan is appropriate. 
Form OWCP-16 is the standard format for the collection of this 
information. The regulations implementing these statutes allow for the 
collection of information needed for OWCP to determine if a 
rehabilitation plan should be approved and payment of any related 
expenses should be authorized. This information collection is currently 
approved for use through July 31, 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 approval for the extension of this 
currently approved information collection in order to determine if a 
rehabilitation plan should be approved and payment of any related 
expenses authorized.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Title: Rehabilitation Plan and Award.
    OMB Number: 1240-0045.
    Agency Number: OWCP-16.
    Affected Public: Individual or households; businesses or other for-
profit.
    Total Respondents: 4,590.
    Total Responses: 4,590.
    Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,295.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.
    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: March 20, 2014.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2014-06751 Filed 3-26-14; 8:45 am]
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