Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 43800-43801 [2015-18001]

Download as PDF 43800 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 141 / Thursday, July 23, 2015 / Notices OMB Control Number: 1210–0144. Affected Public: Private Sectorbusinesses or other for-profits and notfor-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 276,000. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 276,000. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 2,000 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $1,100,000. Dated: July 16, 2015. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–18002 Filed 7–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Proposed Extension 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 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: Overpayment Recovery Questionnaire (OWCP–20). 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 September 21, 2015. ADDRESSES: Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3323, Washington, DC 20210, telephone/fax (202) 354– 9647, Email ferguson.yoon@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail or Email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:39 Jul 22, 2015 Jkt 235001 I. Background: The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) is the agency responsible for administration of the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA), 5 U.S.C. 8101 et seq., the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA), 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., and the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA), 42 U.S.C. 7384 et seq. This information collection is used by OWCP examiners to ascertain the financial condition of the beneficiary to determine if the overpayment or any part can be recovered; to identify the possible concealment or improper transfer of assets; and to identify and consider present and potential income and current assets for enforced collection proceedings. The questionnaire provides a means for the beneficiary to explain why he/she is without fault in an overpayment matter. If this information were not collected BLBA, EEOICPA and FECA would have little basis to determine appropriate collection proceedings. This information collection is currently approved for use through December 31, 2015. 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 of the extension of this currently approved information collection in order to determine whether or not the recovery of any Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA), Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) or Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) overpayment may be waived, compromised, terminated, or collected in full. Type of Review: Extension. PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Overpayment Recovery Questionnaire. OMB Number: 1240–0051. Agency Number: OWCP–20. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Total Respondents: 3,393. Total Responses: 3,393. Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,393. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $1,954. 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 17, 2015. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, US Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2015–18000 Filed 7–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CR–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Proposed Extension 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 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 extension of the existing collection: Uniform Billing Form (OWCP–04). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 141 / Thursday, July 23, 2015 / Notices Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before September 21, 2015. ADDRESSES: Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Room S–3323, Washington, DC 20210, telephone/fax (202) 354– 9647, 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 Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA), 5 U.S.C. 8101 et seq., the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA), 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., and the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA), 42 U.S.C. 7384 et seq. All three of these statutes require that OWCP pay for medical treatment of beneficiaries; this medical treatment can include inpatient/outpatient hospital services, as well as services provided by nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and home health aides in the home. In order to determine whether billed amounts are appropriate, OWCP needs to identify the patient, the specific services that were rendered and their relationship to the work-related injury or illness. The regulations implementing these statutes require the use of Form OWCP–04 or UB–04 for the submission of medical bills from institutional providers (20 CFR 10.801, 30.701, 725.405, 725.406, 725.701 and 725.704). The Uniform Billing form, known as the paper UB–04, has been approved by the American Hospital Association, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Civilian Health and Medical Program of Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), by various other government health care providers, and the private sector, to request payment to institutional providers of medical services. The paper UB–04 has been designed by the National Uniform Billing Committee and is neither a government-printed form nor distributed by OWCP. However, this collection includes the paper UB–04 as a collection instrument, with detailed instructions prepared by OWCP to ensure that it obtains only the information needed to consider requests for payment from institutional providers using this billing form. This information collection is currently approved for use through January 31, 2016. II. Review Focus: The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:39 Jul 22, 2015 Jkt 235001 * 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 of the extension of this currently approved information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to provide payment for covered medical services to beneficiaries who are covered under FECA, BLBA and EEOICPA. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Uniform Billing Form. OMB Number: 1240–0019. Agency Number: OWCP–04. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Businesses or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions. Total Respondents: 6,277. Total Responses: 221,992. Time per Response: 1–7 minutes Estimated Total Burden Hours: 25,503. 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 17, 2015. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, US Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2015–18001 Filed 7–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CR–P PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43801 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request National Science Foundation. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to request renewal of this collection. In accordance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are providing opportunity for public comment on this action. After obtaining and considering public comment, NSF will prepare the submission requesting OMB clearance of this collection for no longer than 3 years. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Written comments should be received by September 21, 2015, to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date would be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the information collection and requests for copies of the proposed information collection request should be addressed to Suzanne Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Rm. 1265, Arlington, VA 22230, or by email to splimpto@nsf.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne Plimpton on (703) 292–7556 or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including federal holidays). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Monitoring for the National Science Foundation’s Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Program. OMB Control No.: 3145–0199. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 141 (Thursday, July 23, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43800-43801]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-18001]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Proposed Extension 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 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 extension of the existing collection: 
Uniform Billing Form (OWCP-04). A copy of the proposed information 
collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed 
below in the addresses section of this Notice.

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DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before September 21, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Ave. NW., Room S-3323, Washington, DC 20210, telephone/fax 
(202) 354-9647, 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 Federal Employees' 
Compensation Act (FECA), 5 U.S.C. 8101 et seq., the Black Lung Benefits 
Act (BLBA), 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., and the Energy Employees 
Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA), 42 
U.S.C. 7384 et seq. All three of these statutes require that OWCP pay 
for medical treatment of beneficiaries; this medical treatment can 
include inpatient/outpatient hospital services, as well as services 
provided by nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and home health 
aides in the home. In order to determine whether billed amounts are 
appropriate, OWCP needs to identify the patient, the specific services 
that were rendered and their relationship to the work-related injury or 
illness. The regulations implementing these statutes require the use of 
Form OWCP-04 or UB-04 for the submission of medical bills from 
institutional providers (20 CFR 10.801, 30.701, 725.405, 725.406, 
725.701 and 725.704). The Uniform Billing form, known as the paper UB-
04, has been approved by the American Hospital Association, the Centers 
for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Civilian Health and Medical 
Program of Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), by various other government 
health care providers, and the private sector, to request payment to 
institutional providers of medical services. The paper UB-04 has been 
designed by the National Uniform Billing Committee and is neither a 
government-printed form nor distributed by OWCP. However, this 
collection includes the paper UB-04 as a collection instrument, with 
detailed instructions prepared by OWCP to ensure that it obtains only 
the information needed to consider requests for payment from 
institutional providers using this billing form. This information 
collection is currently approved for use through January 31, 2016.
    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 of 
the extension of this currently approved information collection in 
order to carry out its responsibility to provide payment for covered 
medical services to beneficiaries who are covered under FECA, BLBA and 
EEOICPA.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Title: Uniform Billing Form.
    OMB Number: 1240-0019.
    Agency Number: OWCP-04.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Businesses or other 
for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions.
    Total Respondents: 6,277.
    Total Responses: 221,992.
    Time per Response: 1-7 minutes
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 25,503.
    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 17, 2015.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, US 
Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2015-18001 Filed 7-22-15; 8:45 am]
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