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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 22, 2014 / Notices Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on July 23, 2014 (79 FR 42816). Patricia A. Brink, Director of Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division. BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice is hereby given that, on September 29, 2014, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’), Heterogeneous System Architecture Foundation (‘‘HSA Foundation’’) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, Vivante Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA, has withdrawn as a party to this venture. No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open, and HSA Foundation intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership. On August 31, 2012, HSA Foundation filed its original notification pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on October 11, 2012 (77 FR 61786). The last notification was filed with the Department on April 25, 2014. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on May 30, 2014 (79 FR 31142). [FR Doc. 2014–25139 Filed 10–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–11–P 18:22 Oct 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Miner’s Claim for Benefits Under the Black Lung Benefits Act and Employment History,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before November 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www. reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_ nbr=201405-1240-005 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL– OWCP, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202–395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not SUMMARY: Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—Heterogeneous System Architecture Foundation VerDate Sep<11>2014 Office of the Secretary ACTION: Antitrust Division Patricia A. Brink, Director of Civil Enforcement Antitrust Division. toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Miner’s Claim for Benefits Under the Black Lung Benefits Act and Employment History [FR Doc. 2014–25137 Filed 10–21–14; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63169 This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for revisions to the Miner’s Claim for Benefits Under the Black Lung Benefits Act and Employment History (Forms CM–911 and CM–911a) information collection. A miner files Form CM–911 to apply for benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act. The applicant lists the coal miner’s work history on the CM–911a; all applicants, both miners and survivors, complete this latter form. This information collection has been classified as a revision, because of minor changes to the forms. The changes clarify certain sections so claimants can better understand what information to provide. The OWCP has also incorporated a notice that informs persons with disabilities how they may request assistance to complete the information collection. The Black Lung Benefits Act (30 U.S.C. 901 et seq.) authorizes this information collection. This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1240–0038. The current approval is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2014; however, the DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. New requirements would only take effect upon OMB approval. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on May 21, 2014 (79 FR 29218). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1240–0038. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 63170 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 22, 2014 / Notices • 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 submission of responses. Agency: DOL–OWCP. Title of Collection: Miner’s Claim for Benefits Under the Black Lung Benefits Act and Employment History. OMB Control Number: 1240–0038. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,000. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 11,000. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 7,750 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $2,058. Dated: October 9, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–25057 Filed 10–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 174th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Meeting Pursuant to the authority contained in Section 512 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1142, the 174th open meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will be held on November 3–4, 2014. The meeting will take place in C5320 Room 6, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210 on November 3, from 1 p.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. On November 4, the meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Oct 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 approximately 4:00 p.m., with a break for lunch. The morning session on November 4 will be in C5320 Room 6. The afternoon session on November 4 will take place in Room S–2508 at the same address. The purpose of the open meeting on November 3 and the morning of November 4 is for the Advisory Council members to finalize the recommendations they will present to the Secretary. At the November 4 afternoon session, the Council members will receive an update from the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) and present their recommendations. The Council recommendations will be on the following issues: (1) PBM Compensation and Fee Disclosure, (2) Outsourcing Employee Benefit Plan Services, and (3) Issues and Considerations around Facilitating Lifetime Plan Participation. Descriptions of these topics are available on the Advisory Council page of the EBSA Web site at http:// www.dol.gov/ebsa/aboutebsa/ erisa_advisory_council.html. Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written statement may do so by submitting 30 copies on or before October 27, 2014 to Larry Good, Executive Secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, Suite N–5623, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Statements also may be submitted as email attachments in rich text, Word, or pdf format transmitted to good.larry@dol.gov. It is requested that statements not be included in the body of an email. Statements deemed relevant by the Advisory Council and received on or before October 27 will be included in the record of the meeting and will be available by contacting the EBSA Public Disclosure Room. Do not include any personally identifiable information (such as name, address, or other contact information) or confidential business information that you do not want publicly disclosed. Individuals or representatives of organizations wishing to address the Advisory Council should forward their requests to the Executive Secretary or telephone (202) 693–8668. Oral presentations will be limited to ten minutes, time permitting, but an extended statement may be submitted for the record. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact the Executive Secretary by October 27, 2014 at the address indicated. PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Signed at Washington, DC this 10th day of October, 2014 Phyllis C. Borzi, Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–25213 Filed 10–20–14; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Bureau of Labor Statistics Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting and Agenda The Bureau of Labor Statistics Technical Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, November 21, 2014. The meeting will be held in the Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC. The Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on technical aspects of the collection and formulation of economic measures. The BLS presents issues and then draws on the expertise of Committee members representing specialized fields within the academic disciplines of economics, statistics and survey design. The meeting will be held in rooms 1 and 2 of the Postal Square Building Conference Center. The schedule and agenda for the meeting are as follows: 8:30 a.m. Commissioner’s welcome and review of agency developments 9:00 a.m. Adjusting Major Sector Productivity Industry Multifactor Productivity to Account for Changes in the Composition of Labor 10:45 a.m. Updates on topics from past committee meetings: • Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) Undercount • How to Take Account of Internet Job Search in Measuring Unemployment in the Current Population Survey (CPS) 1:30 p.m. Discussion of future priorities 2:00 p.m. Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Redesign: Sampling and Estimation 4:00 p.m. Approximate conclusion The meeting is open to the public. Any questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Lisa Fieldhouse, Bureau of Labor Statistics Technical Advisory Committee, on 202–691–5025. Individuals who require special accommodations should contact Ms. Fieldhouse at least two days prior to the meeting date. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Miner's Claim for Benefits Under the Black 
Lung Benefits Act and Employment History

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of 
Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection 
request (ICR) revision titled, ``Miner's Claim for Benefits Under the 
Black Lung Benefits Act and Employment History,'' to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq.). Public comments on the ICR are invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before November 21, 2014.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; 
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge 
from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201405-1240-005 (this link will only become active 
on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting 
Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are 
not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-
OWCP, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202-395-5806 (this is not a toll-free 
number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are 
encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance 
Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an 
email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for 
revisions to the Miner's Claim for Benefits Under the Black Lung 
Benefits Act and Employment History (Forms CM-911 and CM-911a) 
information collection. A miner files Form CM-911 to apply for benefits 
under the Black Lung Benefits Act. The applicant lists the coal miner's 
work history on the CM-911a; all applicants, both miners and survivors, 
complete this latter form. This information collection has been 
classified as a revision, because of minor changes to the forms. The 
changes clarify certain sections so claimants can better understand 
what information to provide. The OWCP has also incorporated a notice 
that informs persons with disabilities how they may request assistance 
to complete the information collection. The Black Lung Benefits Act (30 
U.S.C. 901 et seq.) authorizes this information collection.
    This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency 
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and 
the public is generally not required to respond to an information 
collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays 
a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any 
other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to 
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that 
does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 
1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection 
under Control Number 1240-0038. The current approval is scheduled to 
expire on October 31, 2014; however, the DOL notes that existing 
information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a 
month-to-month extension while they undergo review. New requirements 
would only take effect upon OMB approval. For additional substantive 
information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the 
Federal Register on May 21, 2014 (79 FR 29218).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in 
the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1240-0038. 
The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:

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     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 submission of responses.
    Agency: DOL-OWCP.
    Title of Collection: Miner's Claim for Benefits Under the Black 
Lung Benefits Act and Employment History.
    OMB Control Number: 1240-0038.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,000.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 11,000.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 7,750 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $2,058.

    Dated: October 9, 2014.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
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