Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 28557-28558 [2014-11299]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 95 / Friday, May 16, 2014 / Notices Current terminology Proposed new terminology Job Openings due to Growth and Replacement Needs .......................... IV. Experimental Data BLS calculated 2012–22 replacement and separation rates using both methodologies to allow comparison of results. The experimental dataset includes the published 2012–22 replacement rates for 818 occupations as released by the BLS on December 19, 2013, along with the equivalent 2012–22 rates using the new method. Because of the differences between separations and replacements, rates for declining occupations are not directly comparable; titles for these occupations have been highlighted in red. For many occupations, particularly lower-skilled occupations that tend to have high turnover, the new method yields a higher rate than the current method, although for some occupations, the rates are comparable. The experimental dataset can be accessed from http:// www.bls.gov/emp/ep_separations_ data.xlsx. V. Desired Focus of Comments Comments and recommendations are requested from the public on the following aspects of the proposed methodology: • The ability of results using the new method to meet the needs of customers • The clarity of what is being measured with the new methodology • The clarity of the terminology used with the new methodology Signed at Washington, DC, this 12th day of May 2014. Eric P. Molina, Acting Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2014–11286 Filed 5–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. EMCDONALD on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:00 May 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 28557 Openings due to Employment Change and Occupational Separations. 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: Report of Changes that May Affect Your Black Lung Benefits (CM–929 and CM–929P). 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 July 15, 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 Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, as amended, 30 U.S.C. 936, 30 U.S.C. 941 and 20 CFR 725.533(e) authorizes the Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation (DCMWC) to pay compensation to coal miner beneficiaries. Once a miner or survivor is found eligible for benefits, the primary beneficiary is requested to report certain changes that may affect benefits. To ensure that there is a review and update of all claims paid from the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, and from Social Security cases transferred to the Department of Labor under the Black Lung Consolidation of Administrative Responsibilities Act of 2002, and to help the beneficiary comply with the need to report certain changes, the CM–929 is sent to all appropriate primary beneficiaries. The CM–929 is printed by the DCMWC computer system with information specific to each beneficiary, such as name, address, number of dependents PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 on record, state workers’ compensation information, and amount of current benefits. The beneficiary reviews the information and certifies that the information is current, or provides updated information. The form includes a warning about potential consequences of failure to report changes. DCMWC uses Information Collection OMB 1240– 0020, Forms CM–623 and CM–623S, to monitor a representative payee’s use of funds use of funds paid on a beneficiary’s behalf. This is an annual reporting requirement and, while the information collected on OMB 1240– 0028 and 1240–0020 is different, the same payees complete both forms and the same DCMWC claims examiner reviews them. Therefore, DCMWC incorporated the CM–929 into the CM– 623 and CM–623S in those cases that appropriately had been sent both forms. This composite form is entitled CM– 929P, and allows respondents to verify information to DCMWC once annually instead of twice, as is now required. This information collection is currently approved for use through September 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 approval for the extension of this currently-approved information collection in order to verify the accuracy of information in the beneficiary’s E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 28558 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 95 / Friday, May 16, 2014 / Notices claims file, to identify changes in the beneficiary’s status, and to ensure that the amount of compensation being paid the beneficiary is accurate. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Report of Changes That May Affect Your Black Lung Benefits. Time to complete (minutes) Form Frequency of response OMB Number: 1240–0028. Agency Number: CM–929 and CM– 929P. Affected Public: Individuals and Notfor-profit institutions. Number of respondents Number of responses Hours burden CM–929 ............................................. CM–929P .......................................... 5–8 6–80 Annually ............................................ Annually ............................................ 31,000 4,030 31,000 4,030 2,738 4,380 Totals ......................................... 12 ........................................................... 35,030 35,030 7,118 Total Respondents: 35,030. Total Annual Responses: 35,030. Average Time per Response: 12 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 7,118. Frequency: Annually. 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: May 9, 2014. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 95 (Friday, May 16, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-11299]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation, Office of Workers' 
Compensation Programs, Department of Labor.

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 pre-clearance 
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: Report of Changes that May 
Affect Your Black Lung Benefits (CM-929 and CM-929P). 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 July 15, 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 Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, as amended, 30 
U.S.C. 936, 30 U.S.C. 941 and 20 CFR 725.533(e) authorizes the Division 
of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC) to pay compensation to coal 
miner beneficiaries. Once a miner or survivor is found eligible for 
benefits, the primary beneficiary is requested to report certain 
changes that may affect benefits. To ensure that there is a review and 
update of all claims paid from the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, 
and from Social Security cases transferred to the Department of Labor 
under the Black Lung Consolidation of Administrative Responsibilities 
Act of 2002, and to help the beneficiary comply with the need to report 
certain changes, the CM-929 is sent to all appropriate primary 
beneficiaries. The CM-929 is printed by the DCMWC computer system with 
information specific to each beneficiary, such as name, address, number 
of dependents on record, state workers' compensation information, and 
amount of current benefits. The beneficiary reviews the information and 
certifies that the information is current, or provides updated 
information. The form includes a warning about potential consequences 
of failure to report changes. DCMWC uses Information Collection OMB 
1240-0020, Forms CM-623 and CM-623S, to monitor a representative 
payee's use of funds use of funds paid on a beneficiary's behalf. This 
is an annual reporting requirement and, while the information collected 
on OMB 1240-0028 and 1240-0020 is different, the same payees complete 
both forms and the same DCMWC claims examiner reviews them. Therefore, 
DCMWC incorporated the CM-929 into the CM-623 and CM-623S in those 
cases that appropriately had been sent both forms. This composite form 
is entitled CM-929P, and allows respondents to verify information to 
DCMWC once annually instead of twice, as is now required. This 
information collection is currently approved for use through September 
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 approval for the extension of 
this currently-approved information collection in order to verify the 
accuracy of information in the beneficiary's

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claims file, to identify changes in the beneficiary's status, and to 
ensure that the amount of compensation being paid the beneficiary is 
accurate.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Report of Changes That May Affect Your Black Lung Benefits.
    OMB Number: 1240-0028.
    Agency Number: CM-929 and CM-929P.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Not-for-profit institutions.

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                                    Time to
             Form                  complete       Frequency of       Number of       Number of     Hours burden
                                   (minutes)        response        respondents      responses
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CM-929........................             5-8  Annually........          31,000          31,000           2,738
CM-929P.......................            6-80  Annually........           4,030           4,030           4,380
                               ----------------                  -----------------------------------------------
    Totals....................              12  ................          35,030          35,030           7,118
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    Total Respondents: 35,030.
    Total Annual Responses: 35,030.
    Average Time per Response: 12 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 7,118.
    Frequency: Annually.
    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: May 9, 2014.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2014-11299 Filed 5-15-14; 8:45 am]
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