Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 50326-50327 [2015-20457]

Download as PDF 50326 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 160 / Wednesday, August 19, 2015 / Notices unnecessary duplication of efforts in obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657). The HAZWOPER Standard specifies a number of collection of information (paperwork) requirements. Employers can use the information collected under the HAZWOPER rule to develop the various programs the Standard requires and to ensure that their workers are trained properly about the safety and health hazards associated with hazardous waste operations and emergency response to hazardous waste releases. OSHA will use the records developed in response to this Standard to determine adequate compliance with the Standard’s safety and health provisions. The employer’s failure to collect and distribute the information required in this standard will affect significantly OSHA’s effort to control and reduce injuries and fatalities. Such failure would also be contrary to the direction Congress provided in The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA). II. Special Issues for Comment OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues: • Whether the proposed information collection requirements are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency’s functions, including whether the information is useful; • The accuracy of OSHA’s estimate of the burden (time and costs) of the information collection requirements, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • The quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply; for example, by using automated or other technological information collection and transmission techniques. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Proposed Actions OSHA is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend the approval of the collection of information (paperwork) requirements contained in the standard on Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120). The Agency is requesting an adjustment decrease of 988 burden hours from the previous submission (from 262,539 hours to 261,551 hours). This adjustment is due primarily to a slight decline in the number of emergency response organizations from 30,125 to 30,052 (a decline of 73 organizations). Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Aug 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 Title: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Standard (29 CFR 1910.120). OMB Control Number: 1218–0202. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; Not-for-profit organizations; Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 30,052. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Total Responses: 1,440,759. Average Time per Response: Time per response varies from one minute (.02 hour) to maintain a certification record to 23 hours to prepare a written safety and health program. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 261,551. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $3,124,960. IV. Public Participation—Submission of Comments on This Notice and Internet Access to Comments and Submissions You may submit comments in response to this document as follows: (1) Electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile; or (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name and the OSHA docket number for this ICR (Docket No. OSHA–2011–0862). You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES). The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments by your name, date, and the docket number so the Agency can attach them to your comments. Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–2350, (TTY (877) 889– 5627). Comments and submissions are posted without change at http:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about submitting personal information such as their social security number and date of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download from this Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the http:// www.regulations.gov Web site to submit comments and access the docket is available at the Web site’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available from the Web site, and for assistance in using the Internet to locate docket submissions. V. Authority and Signature David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912). Signed at Washington, DC, on August 13, 2015. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2015–20470 Filed 8–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–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: Pharmacy Billing Requirements. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 160 / Wednesday, August 19, 2015 / Notices addresses section below on or before October 19, 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 covered medical treatment provided to beneficiaries; this medical treatment can include medicinal drugs dispensed by pharmacies. In order to determine whether amounts billed for drugs are appropriate, OWCP must receive the required data elements, including the name of the patient/beneficiary, the National Drug Code (NDC) number of the drugs prescribed, the quantity provided, the prescription number and the date the prescription was filled. The regulations implementing these statutes require the collection of information needed to enable OWCP to determine if bills for drugs submitted directly by pharmacies, or reimbursement requests submitted by claimants, should be paid. There is no standardized paper form for submission of the billing information collected in this Information Collection Request (ICR). Over the past several years, almost all pharmacy bills submitted to OWCP have been submitted electronically using one of the industry-wide standard formats for the electronic transmission of billing data through nationwide data clearinghouses devised by the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP). None of the electronic billing formats have been designed by or provided by OWCP; they are billing formats commonly accepted by other Federal programs and in the private health insurance industry for drugs. Nonetheless, the three programs (FECA, BLBA and EEOICPA) provide instructions for the submission of necessary pharmacy bill data elements in provider manuals distributed or made available to all pharmacies enrolled in the programs. This information collection is currently approved for use through January 31, 2016. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Aug 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 is seeking public comments on the extension of this currently approved information collection. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Pharmacy Billing Requirements. OMB Number: 1240–0050. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 4,344. Total Responses: 1,453,300. Time per Response: 1–5 Minutes. Frequency: On Occasion. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 24,421. 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: August 13, 2015. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2015–20457 Filed 8–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CR–P PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50327 NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–2015–059] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: NARA gives public notice that it has submitted to OMB for approval the information collection described in this notice. We invite you to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: OMB must receive written comments at the address below on or before September 18, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Mr. Nicholas A. Fraser, Desk Officer for NARA by mail to Office of Management and Budget; New Executive Office Building; Washington, DC 20503; by fax to 202–395–5167; or by email to Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information or copies of the proposed information collection and supporting statement to Tamee Fechhelm by phone at 301–837–1694 or by fax at 301–713– 7409. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), NARA invites the public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed information collections. We published a notice of proposed collection for this information collection on June 9, 2015 (80 FR 32615 and 32616); we received no comments. NARA has therefore submitted the described information collection to OMB for approval. In response to this notice, comments and suggestions should address one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for NARA to properly perform its functions; (b) NARA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection and its accuracy; (c) ways NARA could enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information it collects; (d) ways NARA could minimize the burden on respondents of collecting the information, including the through information technology; and (e) whether the collection affects small businesses. In this notice, NARA solicits comments concerning the following information collection: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 160 (Wednesday, August 19, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50326-50327]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 collection: Pharmacy Billing 
Requirements. 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

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addresses section below on or before October 19, 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 covered medical treatment provided to beneficiaries; this medical 
treatment can include medicinal drugs dispensed by pharmacies. In order 
to determine whether amounts billed for drugs are appropriate, OWCP 
must receive the required data elements, including the name of the 
patient/beneficiary, the National Drug Code (NDC) number of the drugs 
prescribed, the quantity provided, the prescription number and the date 
the prescription was filled. The regulations implementing these 
statutes require the collection of information needed to enable OWCP to 
determine if bills for drugs submitted directly by pharmacies, or 
reimbursement requests submitted by claimants, should be paid. There is 
no standardized paper form for submission of the billing information 
collected in this Information Collection Request (ICR). Over the past 
several years, almost all pharmacy bills submitted to OWCP have been 
submitted electronically using one of the industry-wide standard 
formats for the electronic transmission of billing data through 
nationwide data clearinghouses devised by the National Council for 
Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP). None of the electronic billing 
formats have been designed by or provided by OWCP; they are billing 
formats commonly accepted by other Federal programs and in the private 
health insurance industry for drugs. Nonetheless, the three programs 
(FECA, BLBA and EEOICPA) provide instructions for the submission of 
necessary pharmacy bill data elements in provider manuals distributed 
or made available to all pharmacies enrolled in the programs. 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 is seeking public 
comments on the extension of this currently approved information 
collection.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Title: Pharmacy Billing Requirements.
    OMB Number: 1240-0050.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Total Respondents: 4,344.
    Total Responses: 1,453,300.
    Time per Response: 1-5 Minutes.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 24,421.
    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: August 13, 2015.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
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