Claims for Compensation Under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, 2787-2788 [2016-00835]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 19, 2016 / Proposed Rules List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ Bombardier, Inc.: Docket No. FAA–2015– 8464; Directorate Identifier 2015–NM– 050–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by March 4, 2016. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to all Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC–8–400, –401, and –402 airplanes, certificated in any category. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 61, Propellers/propulsors. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a revision by the manufacturer to the Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMR) of the Airworthiness Limitation Items (ALI), in the Maintenance Requirement Manual (MRM), that introduces a new CMR task that requires repetitive operational checks of the propeller overspeed governor. We are issuing this AD to prevent dormant failure of the propeller overspeed governor, which may lead to a loss of propeller overspeed protection and result in high propeller drag in-flight. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Maintenance Program or Inspection Program Revision Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the maintenance program or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate an operational check of the propeller overspeed governor, CMR task number 612000–109, to be performed every 200 flight hours, using a method approved by the Manager, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), ANE–170, FAA. Note 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD: CMR task number 612000–109, Operational Check VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:55 Jan 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 2787 of the Propeller Overspeed Governor, in the MRM PSM–1–84–7, ALI, Part 2, Section 1, CMR, is an additional source of guidance for the operational check of the propeller overspeed governor specified in paragraph (g) of this AD. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (h) Other FAA AD Provisions RIN 1240–AA08 The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York ACO, ANE–170, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the ACO, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516–794–5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding district office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO, ANE–170, Engine and Propeller Directorate, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or Bombardier, Inc.’s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAOauthorized signature. Claims for Compensation Under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (i) Related Information Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2014–43, dated December 18, 2014, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015–8464. Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 31, 2015. Phil Forde, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–00375 Filed 1–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs 20 CFR Part 30 Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period. AGENCY: The Department of Labor is extending the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking it published on November 18, 2015 (80 FR 72296). The original deadline to submit comments on the proposed regulations was January 19, 2016. That comment period is being extended for an additional 30 days. The comment period for the information collection requirements in the proposed rule ended on December 18, 2015, and that period is not being extended. DATES: The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking published on November 18, 2015 (80 FR 72296) is extended. Comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking must be received by February 18, 2016. ADDRESSES: Parties may submit comments on the regulations in the proposed rule, identified by Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 1240–AA08, by any ONE of the following methods: Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: The Internet address to submit comments on the regulations in the proposed rule is www.regulations.gov. Follow the Web site instructions for submitting comments. Comments will also be available for public inspection on the Web site. Mail or Hand Delivery: Submit written comments by mail to Rachel P. Leiton, Director, Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room C–3321, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. The Department will only consider mailed comments that have been postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service or other delivery service on or before the deadline for comments. Instructions: All comments must cite RIN 1240–AA08 that has been assigned to this rulemaking. Receipt of any comments, whether by Internet, mail or hand delivery, will not be acknowledged. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19JAP1.SGM 19JAP1 2788 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 19, 2016 / Proposed Rules asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel P. Leiton, Director, Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room C–3321, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, Telephone: 202–693–0081 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access this telephone number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1– 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In response to requests from members of the public, the Department has decided to extend the public comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking it published on November 18, 2015 (80 FR 72296). The 60-day comment period that was originally scheduled to close on January 19, 2016 is being extended for another 30 days through February 18, 2016. The notice of proposed rulemaking contains changes to the regulations governing the administration of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as amended (EEOICPA or Act), 42 U.S.C. 7384 et seq., which was originally enacted on October 30, 2000. The initial version of EEOICPA established a compensation program (known as Part B of the Act) to provide a uniform lumpsum payment of $150,000 and medical benefits as compensation to covered employees who had sustained designated illnesses due to their exposure to radiation, beryllium or silica while in the performance of duty for DOE and certain of its vendors, contractors and subcontractors. Part B of the Act also provides for payment of compensation to certain survivors of these covered employees, and for payment of a smaller uniform lump-sum ($50,000) to individuals (who would also receive medical benefits), or their survivors, who were determined to be eligible for compensation under section 5 of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA), 42 U.S.C. 2210 note, by DOJ. Primary responsibility for the administration of Part B of the Act was assigned to DOL by Executive Order 13179 (‘‘Providing Compensation to America’s Nuclear Weapons Workers’’) of December 7, 2000 (65 FR 77487). The initial version of EEOICPA also created a second program (known as Part D of the Act) that required DOE to establish a system by which DOE contractor employees (and their eligible survivors) could seek assistance from DOE in obtaining state workers’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:55 Jan 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 compensation benefits if a Physicians Panel determined that the employee in question had sustained a covered illness as a result of work-related exposure to a toxic substance at a DOE facility. A positive panel finding that was accepted by DOE required DOE, to the extent permitted by law, to order its contractor not to contest the claim for state workers’ compensation benefits. However, Congress amended EEOICPA in Subtitle E of Title XXXI of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005, Public Law 108–375, 118 Stat. 1811, 2178 (October 28, 2004), by abolishing Part D of the Act and creating a new Part E (codified at 42 U.S.C. 7385s through 7385s–15) that it assigned to DOL for administration. Part E established a new system of variable federal payments for DOE contractor employees, uranium workers covered by section 5 of RECA, and eligible survivors of such employees. Leonard J. Howie III, Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. [FR Doc. 2016–00835 Filed 1–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CR–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Send written comments to Proposed Rule Amendment, c/o USDA Forest Service, R8 Planning, 1720 Peachtree Street NW., Suite 811N, Atlanta, GA 30309. Electronic comments may be sent to commentssouthern-regional-office@fs.fed.us; or by facsimile to 404–347–5401. If comments are sent electronically, do not duplicate via regular mail. Comments should only address issues relevant to this proposed regulation. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, will be placed in the rulemaking record and will be available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received on this proposed rule in the USDA, Forest Service Regional Office, 1720 Peachtree Street, Suite 811N, Atlanta, GA, on business days between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Those wishing to inspect comments should call ahead at 404– 347–4984 to schedule a time and to facilitate entry into the office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Arndt, Regional Planner, Planning Unit, Southern Region, 404–347–4984. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: 36 CFR Part 261 Background and Purpose for the Amendment RIN 0596–AD24 In 1974, Congress designated the 57mile Chattooga River (and its 15,432acre corridor) as a component of the National Wild and Scenic River System. The uppermost portion of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River is located in the Nantahala National Forest (NF) in North Carolina. The river then flows in a southerly, south-westerly direction to form the boundary between Georgia and South Carolina, and also the boundary between the Chattahoochee NF (in Georgia) and the Sumter NF (in South Carolina). In the initial 1976 river management plan for the Chattooga River, the U.S. Forest Service used zoning to manage the upper and lower segments of the river for different recreational opportunities. As part of the initial zoning effort, management direction prohibited floating on the upper segment above GA/SC Highway 28 (which includes a section of the river in the Sumter NF in South Carolina, a section of the river in the Chattahoochee NF in Georgia, and all of the sections of the river in the Nantahala NF in North Carolina). Prohibitions in Region 8, Southern Region Forest Service, USDA. Proposed rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Chattooga Wild and Scenic River is located in the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina, the Sumter National Forest in South Carolina and the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia. Forest Service regulations generally prohibit floating activities on the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River unless authorized by a permit. On January 31, 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service issued decisions to change some of the locations where, and conditions under which, boating would be allowed. Consequently, the Forest Service proposes to amend the regulations to more accurately reflect the new management direction for the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River. DATES: Comments on this proposed rule must be received in writing by March 21, 2016. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\19JAP1.SGM 19JAP1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 11 (Tuesday, January 19, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 2787-2788]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-00835]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

20 CFR Part 30

RIN 1240-AA08


Claims for Compensation Under the Energy Employees Occupational 
Illness Compensation Program Act

AGENCY: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor is extending the comment period for 
the notice of proposed rulemaking it published on November 18, 2015 (80 
FR 72296). The original deadline to submit comments on the proposed 
regulations was January 19, 2016. That comment period is being extended 
for an additional 30 days. The comment period for the information 
collection requirements in the proposed rule ended on December 18, 
2015, and that period is not being extended.

DATES: The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking 
published on November 18, 2015 (80 FR 72296) is extended. Comments on 
the notice of proposed rulemaking must be received by February 18, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: Parties may submit comments on the regulations in the 
proposed rule, identified by Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 1240-
AA08, by any ONE of the following methods:
    Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: The Internet address to submit 
comments on the regulations in the proposed rule is 
www.regulations.gov. Follow the Web site instructions for submitting 
comments. Comments will also be available for public inspection on the 
Web site.
    Mail or Hand Delivery: Submit written comments by mail to Rachel P. 
Leiton, Director, Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness 
Compensation, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, U.S. Department 
of Labor, Room C-3321, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20210. The Department will only consider mailed comments that have been 
postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service or other delivery service on or 
before the deadline for comments.
    Instructions: All comments must cite RIN 1240-AA08 that has been 
assigned to this rulemaking. Receipt of any comments, whether by 
Internet, mail or hand delivery, will not be acknowledged.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel P. Leiton, Director, Division 
of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation, Office of 
Workers' Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room C-3321, 
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, Telephone: 202-693-
0081 (this is not a toll-free number).
    Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access this 
telephone number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information 
Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In response to requests from members of the 
public, the Department has decided to extend the public comment period 
for the notice of proposed rulemaking it published on November 18, 2015 
(80 FR 72296). The 60-day comment period that was originally scheduled 
to close on January 19, 2016 is being extended for another 30 days 
through February 18, 2016.
    The notice of proposed rulemaking contains changes to the 
regulations governing the administration of the Energy Employees 
Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as amended 
(EEOICPA or Act), 42 U.S.C. 7384 et seq., which was originally enacted 
on October 30, 2000. The initial version of EEOICPA established a 
compensation program (known as Part B of the Act) to provide a uniform 
lump-sum payment of $150,000 and medical benefits as compensation to 
covered employees who had sustained designated illnesses due to their 
exposure to radiation, beryllium or silica while in the performance of 
duty for DOE and certain of its vendors, contractors and 
subcontractors. Part B of the Act also provides for payment of 
compensation to certain survivors of these covered employees, and for 
payment of a smaller uniform lump-sum ($50,000) to individuals (who 
would also receive medical benefits), or their survivors, who were 
determined to be eligible for compensation under section 5 of the 
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA), 42 U.S.C. 2210 note, by 
DOJ. Primary responsibility for the administration of Part B of the Act 
was assigned to DOL by Executive Order 13179 (``Providing Compensation 
to America's Nuclear Weapons Workers'') of December 7, 2000 (65 FR 
77487).
    The initial version of EEOICPA also created a second program (known 
as Part D of the Act) that required DOE to establish a system by which 
DOE contractor employees (and their eligible survivors) could seek 
assistance from DOE in obtaining state workers' compensation benefits 
if a Physicians Panel determined that the employee in question had 
sustained a covered illness as a result of work-related exposure to a 
toxic substance at a DOE facility. A positive panel finding that was 
accepted by DOE required DOE, to the extent permitted by law, to order 
its contractor not to contest the claim for state workers' compensation 
benefits. However, Congress amended EEOICPA in Subtitle E of Title XXXI 
of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2005, Public Law 108-375, 118 Stat. 1811, 2178 (October 28, 2004), 
by abolishing Part D of the Act and creating a new Part E (codified at 
42 U.S.C. 7385s through 7385s-15) that it assigned to DOL for 
administration. Part E established a new system of variable federal 
payments for DOE contractor employees, uranium workers covered by 
section 5 of RECA, and eligible survivors of such employees.

Leonard J. Howie III,
Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
[FR Doc. 2016-00835 Filed 1-15-16; 8:45 am]
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