Proposed Renewal of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 46280 [2014-18684]

Download as PDF 46280 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 152 / Thursday, August 7, 2014 / Notices Signed at Washington, DC, on August 1, 2014. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2014–18633 Filed 8–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Proposed Renewal of Existing Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. 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: Certification of Medical Necessity (CM–893). 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 October 6, 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 administers the Federal Black Lung Workers’ Compensation Program. The enabling regulations of the Black Lung Benefits Act, at 20 CFR 725.701, establishes miner eligibility for medical services and supplies for the length of time required by the miner’s condition and disability. 20 CFR.706 stipulates there emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Aug 06, 2014 Jkt 232001 must be prior approval before ordering an apparatus where the purchase price exceeds $300.00. 20 CFR 725.707 provides for the ongoing supervision of the miner’s medical care, including the necessity, character and sufficiency of care to be furnished; gives the authority to request medical reports and indicates the right to refuse payment for failing to submit any reports required. Because of the above legislation and regulations, it was necessary to devise a form to collect the required information. The CM–893, Certificate of Medical Necessity is completed by the coal miner’s doctor and is used by the Division of Coal Mine Worker’s Compensation to determine if the miner meets impairment standards to qualify for durable medical equipment, home nursing, and/or pulmonary rehabilitation. This information collection is currently approved for use through December 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 carry out its responsibility to determine the eligibility for reimbursement of medical benefits to Black Lung recipients. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Certificate of Medical Necessity. OMB Number: 1240–0024. Agency Number: CM–893. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for profit, and Not-for-profit institutions. Total Respondents: 2,500. Total Annual Responses: 2,500. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average Time per Response: 20 to 40 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 965. 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: July 31, 2014. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2014–18684 Filed 8–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice (14–066)] Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive License. AGENCY: This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). 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[FR Doc No: 2014-18684]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Proposed Renewal 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 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: Certification of Medical 
Necessity (CM-893). 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 October 6, 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 
administers the Federal Black Lung Workers' Compensation Program. The 
enabling regulations of the Black Lung Benefits Act, at 20 CFR 725.701, 
establishes miner eligibility for medical services and supplies for the 
length of time required by the miner's condition and disability. 20 
CFR.706 stipulates there must be prior approval before ordering an 
apparatus where the purchase price exceeds $300.00. 20 CFR 725.707 
provides for the ongoing supervision of the miner's medical care, 
including the necessity, character and sufficiency of care to be 
furnished; gives the authority to request medical reports and indicates 
the right to refuse payment for failing to submit any reports required. 
Because of the above legislation and regulations, it was necessary to 
devise a form to collect the required information. The CM-893, 
Certificate of Medical Necessity is completed by the coal miner's 
doctor and is used by the Division of Coal Mine Worker's Compensation 
to determine if the miner meets impairment standards to qualify for 
durable medical equipment, home nursing, and/or pulmonary 
rehabilitation. This information collection is currently approved for 
use through December 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 carry out its responsibility to determine the eligibility for 
reimbursement of medical benefits to Black Lung recipients.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Certificate of Medical Necessity.
    OMB Number: 1240-0024.
    Agency Number: CM-893.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for 
profit, and Not-for-profit institutions.
    Total Respondents: 2,500.
    Total Annual Responses: 2,500.
    Average Time per Response: 20 to 40 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 965.
    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: July 31, 2014.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2014-18684 Filed 8-6-14; 8:45 am]
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