Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 29219-29220 [2014-11814]

Download as PDF 29219 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 98 / Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / Notices 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: Miner’s Claim for Benefits under the Black Lung Benefit’s Act (CM–911) and Employment History (CM–911A). 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 21, 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 Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation administers the Black Lung Benefits Act (30 U.S.C. 901 et seq.) which provides benefits to coal miners totally disabled due to pneumoniosis, and their surviving dependents. A miner who applies for black lung benefits must complete the CM–911 (application form). The completed form gives basic identifying information about the applicant and is the beginning of the development of the black lung claim. The applicant must complete a CM– 911a at the same time the black lung application form is submitted. This form when completed renders a complete history of employment and helps to establish if the miner currently or formerly worked in the nation’s coal mines. The person filing for benefits must have worked in the nation’s coal mines or be a survivor of a coal miner as described under Title IV of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, as amended, in order for benefits to be pursued. This information collection is currently approved for use through October 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 Time to complete Form Frequency of response 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 carry out its responsibility to administer the Black Lung Benefits Act. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Miner’s Claim for Benefits under the Black Lung Benefit’s Act (CM–911) and Employment History (CM–911A). OMB Number: 1240–0038. Agency Number: CM–911 and CM– 911A. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Number of respondents Number of responses Hours burden 45 40 once .................................................. once .................................................. 5,000 6,000 5,000 6,000 3,750 4,000 Totals ......................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES CM–911 ............................................. CM–911A .......................................... ........................ ........................................................... 11,000 11,000 7,750 Total Respondents: 11,000. Total Annual Responses: 11,000. Average Time per Response: 42 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 7,750. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $2,058.00. 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 14, 2014. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2014–11813 Filed 5–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:42 May 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Representative Payee Report (CM–623), Representative E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 29220 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 98 / Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / Notices Payee Report, Short Form (CM–623S) and Physician’s/Medical Officer’s Statement (CM–787). 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 21, 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 Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation administers the Black Lung Benefits Act (30 U.S.C. 901 et seq.) which provides benefits to coal miners totally disabled due to pneumoniosis, and their surviving dependents. The CM–623, Representative Payee Report is used to collect expenditure data regarding the disbursement of the beneficiary’s benefits by the representative payee to assure that the beneficiary’s needs are being met. The CM–623S, Representative Payee—Short Form, is a shortened version of the CM– 623 that is used when the representative payee is a family member residing with the beneficiary. The CM–787, Physician’s/Medical Officer’s Statement is used to gather information from the beneficiary’s physician about the capability of the beneficiary to manage monthly benefits. This form is used by OWCP to determine if it is in the beneficiary’s best interest to have his/ her benefits managed by another party. The regulatory authority for collecting this information is in 20 CFR 725.506, 510, 511, and 513. This information collection is currently approved for use through October 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; Time to complete Frequency of response CM–623 ............................................. CM–623S .......................................... CM–787 ............................................. Totals ......................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Form 90 10 15 ........................ • 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 carry out its responsibility to administer the Black Lung Benefits Act. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Representative Payee Report (CM–623), Representative Payee Report, Short Form (CM–623S) and Physician’s/ Medical Officer’s Statement (CM–787). OMB Number: 1240–0020. Agency Number: CM–623, CM–623S and CM–787. Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Annually ............................................ Annually ............................................ Once ................................................. ........................................................... Total Respondents: 2,100. Total Annual Responses: 2,100. Average Time per Response: 46.9 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,642. Frequency: On occasion. 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 14, 2014. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, US Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2014–11814 Filed 5–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:42 May 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request National Science Foundation. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), and as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is inviting the general public or other Federal agencies to comment on this proposed continuing information collection. The NSF will publish periodic summaries of the proposed projects. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of respondents 900 100 1,100 2,100 Number of responses 900 100 1,100 2,100 Hours burden 1,350 17 275 1642 performance of the functions of the Foundation, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Foundation’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Written comments on this notice must be received by July 21, 2014, to be assured consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. Send comments to address below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1265, DATES: E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 98 (Wednesday, May 21, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29219-29220]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-11814]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation Proposed 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 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: Representative Payee 
Report (CM-623), Representative

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Payee Report, Short Form (CM-623S) and Physician's/Medical Officer's 
Statement (CM-787). 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 21, 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 Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation administers the 
Black Lung Benefits Act (30 U.S.C. 901 et seq.) which provides benefits 
to coal miners totally disabled due to pneumoniosis, and their 
surviving dependents. The CM-623, Representative Payee Report is used 
to collect expenditure data regarding the disbursement of the 
beneficiary's benefits by the representative payee to assure that the 
beneficiary's needs are being met. The CM-623S, Representative Payee--
Short Form, is a shortened version of the CM-623 that is used when the 
representative payee is a family member residing with the beneficiary. 
The CM-787, Physician's/Medical Officer's Statement is used to gather 
information from the beneficiary's physician about the capability of 
the beneficiary to manage monthly benefits. This form is used by OWCP 
to determine if it is in the beneficiary's best interest to have his/
her benefits managed by another party. The regulatory authority for 
collecting this information is in 20 CFR 725.506, 510, 511, and 513. 
This information collection is currently approved for use through 
October 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 the approval for the extension of 
this currently-approved information collection in order to carry out 
its responsibility to administer the Black Lung Benefits Act.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Representative Payee Report (CM-623), Representative Payee 
Report, Short Form (CM-623S) and Physician's/Medical Officer's 
Statement (CM-787).
    OMB Number: 1240-0020.
    Agency Number: CM-623, CM-623S and CM-787.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-
profit and not-for-profit institutions.

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                                    Time to       Frequency of       Number of       Number of
             Form                  complete         response        respondents      responses     Hours burden
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CM-623........................              90  Annually........             900             900           1,350
CM-623S.......................              10  Annually........             100             100              17
CM-787........................              15  Once............           1,100           1,100             275
    Totals....................  ..............  ................           2,100           2,100            1642
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    Total Respondents: 2,100.
    Total Annual Responses: 2,100.
    Average Time per Response: 46.9 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,642.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    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 14, 2014.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, US 
Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2014-11814 Filed 5-20-14; 8:45 am]
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