Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Affordable Care Act Internal Claims and Appeals and External Review Procedures for Non-Grandfathered Plans, 43799-43800 [2015-18002]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 141 / Thursday, July 23, 2015 / Notices • 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–OFCCP. Title of Collection: Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity by Contractors and Subcontractors. OMB Control Number: 1250–0009. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits, farms, and not-for-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 200,000. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 200,000. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 38,769 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: July 17, 2015. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–18067 Filed 7–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CM–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Affordable Care Act Internal Claims and Appeals and External Review Procedures for Non-Grandfathered Plans ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Affordable Care Act Internal Claims and Appeals and External Review Procedures for Non-Grandfathered Plans,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 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 August 21, 2015. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:39 Jul 22, 2015 Jkt 235001 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=201507-1210-001 (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 by email at 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–EBSA, 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: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the Affordable Care Act internal claims and appeals and external review procedures for non-grandfathered health plans information collection information collection requirements codified in regulations 29 CFR 2590.715–2719(b)(2) and 2560.503–1. This ICR includes the reporting and third party notice and disclosure requirements a plan must satisfy under interim final regulations implementing provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which amended the Public Health Service Act among other things. The subject regulations pertain to internal claims and appeals and to the external review process. The EBSA makes several model notices available in a compliance assistance effort. Public Health Service Act section 2719 authorizes this information collection. See 42 U.S.C. 300gg–19. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43799 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 1210–0144. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2015. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on October 15, 2014 (79 FR 61903). 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 1210–0144. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • 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–EBSA. Title of Collection: Affordable Care Act Internal Claims and Appeals and External Review Procedures for NonGrandfathered Plans. E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Affordable Care Act Internal Claims and 
Appeals and External Review Procedures for Non-Grandfathered Plans

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee 
Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) titled, ``Affordable Care Act Internal Claims 
and Appeals and External Review Procedures for Non-Grandfathered 
Plans,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 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 August 21, 2015.

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=201507-1210-001 (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 by email at 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-
EBSA, 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: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 
202-693-4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by 
email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for 
the Affordable Care Act internal claims and appeals and external review 
procedures for non-grandfathered health plans information collection 
information collection requirements codified in regulations 29 CFR 
2590.715-2719(b)(2) and 2560.503-1. This ICR includes the reporting and 
third party notice and disclosure requirements a plan must satisfy 
under interim final regulations implementing provisions of the 
Affordable Care Act, which amended the Public Health Service Act among 
other things. The subject regulations pertain to internal claims and 
appeals and to the external review process. The EBSA makes several 
model notices available in a compliance assistance effort. Public 
Health Service Act section 2719 authorizes this information collection. 
See 42 U.S.C. 300gg-19.
    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 1210-0144.
    OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) 
years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is 
scheduled to expire on July 31, 2015. The DOL seeks to extend PRA 
authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, 
without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that 
existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB 
receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For 
additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related 
notice published in the Federal Register on October 15, 2014 (79 FR 
61903).
    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 1210-0144. 
The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
     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-EBSA.
    Title of Collection: Affordable Care Act Internal Claims and 
Appeals and External Review Procedures for Non-Grandfathered Plans.

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    OMB Control Number: 1210-0144.
    Affected Public: Private Sector-businesses or other for-profits and 
not-for-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