Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation; Proposed Revision of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 75160-75161 [2016-26085]

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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 (OWCP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Regulations Governing the Administration of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LS–200, LS–201, LS–203, LS–204, LS– 262, LS–267, LS–271, LS–274, and LS– 513). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this Notice. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before December 27, 2016. DATES: E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 209 / Friday, October 28, 2016 / Notices 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: ADDRESSES: I. Background The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). LHWCA provides benefits to workers injured in maritime employment on the navigable waters of the United States or in an adjoining area customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. In addition, several Acts extend the Longshore Act’s coverage to certain other employees. The following regulations have been developed to implement the Act’s provisions and to provide clarification in those areas where it was deemed necessary (20 CFR 702.162, 702.174, 702.175, 20 CFR 702.242, 20 CFR 702.285, 702.321, 702.201, and 702.111). In some cases, prior regulations have been updated and changed either to reflect the intent of the amended Act or to correct recognized deficiencies. This information collection is currently approved for use through January 31, 2017. 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, 75161 e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. III. Current Actions The Department of Labor seeks the approval for the revision of this currently approved information collection. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Revision. Title: Regulations Governing the Administration of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. OMB Number: 1240–0014. AGENCY NUMBER: (LS–200, LS–201, LS–203, LS–204, LS–262, LS–267, LS– 271, LS–274, and LS–513). Affected Public: Individuals or households, Businesses or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 90,759. Total Annual Responses: 90,759. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 32,971. Estimated Time per Response: 2 minutes to 3 hours. Frequency: On occasion and annually. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $26,203. Burden summary Hours LS–200 (20 CFR 702.285) .................................................................................................................................................................. 20 CFR 702.162 (Liens) ...................................................................................................................................................................... 20 CFR 702.174 (Certifications) .......................................................................................................................................................... 20 CFR 702.175 (Reinstatements) ...................................................................................................................................................... 20 CFR 702.242 (Settlement Applications) ......................................................................................................................................... 20 CFR 702.321 (Section 8(f) Payments) ........................................................................................................................................... ESA–100 (20 CFR 702.201) ............................................................................................................................................................... LS–271 (Self Insurance Application) ................................................................................................................................................... LS–274 (Injury Report of Insurance Carrier and Self-Insured Employer) ........................................................................................... LS–201 (Injury or Death Notice) .......................................................................................................................................................... LS–513 (Payment Report) ................................................................................................................................................................... LS–267 (Claimant’s Statement) ........................................................................................................................................................... LS–203 (Employee Comp. Claim) ....................................................................................................................................................... LS–204 (Medical Report) ..................................................................................................................................................................... LS–262 (Claim for Death Benefits) ..................................................................................................................................................... 571 5 4 1 11,646 2,900 840 27 569 325 290 25 2,048 13,650 70 Total Burden Hours ...................................................................................................................................................................... 32,971 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 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: October 24, 2016. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2016–26085 Filed 10–27–16; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Wave 4 Surveys Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Chief Evaluation Office, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: BILLING CODE 4510–CF–P The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its continuing effort to SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Oct 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 209 (Friday, October 28, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75160-75161]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-26085]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation; Proposed 
Revision 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 (OWCP) is 
soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Regulations 
Governing the Administration of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' 
Compensation Act (LS-200, LS-201, LS-203, LS-204, LS-262, LS-267, LS-
271, LS-274, and LS-513). A copy of the proposed information collection 
request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the 
address section of this Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before December 27, 2016.

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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) administers the 
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). LHWCA provides 
benefits to workers injured in maritime employment on the navigable 
waters of the United States or in an adjoining area customarily used by 
an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. In 
addition, several Acts extend the Longshore Act's coverage to certain 
other employees. The following regulations have been developed to 
implement the Act's provisions and to provide clarification in those 
areas where it was deemed necessary (20 CFR 702.162, 702.174, 702.175, 
20 CFR 702.242, 20 CFR 702.285, 702.321, 702.201, and 702.111). In some 
cases, prior regulations have been updated and changed either to 
reflect the intent of the amended Act or to correct recognized 
deficiencies. This information collection is currently approved for use 
through January 31, 2017.

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 for the revision of this 
currently approved information collection.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Regulations Governing the Administration of the Longshore 
and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.
    OMB Number: 1240-0014.
    Agency Number: (LS-200, LS-201, LS-203, LS-204, LS-262, LS-267, LS-
271, LS-274, and LS-513).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, Businesses or other 
for-profit.
    Total Respondents: 90,759.
    Total Annual Responses: 90,759.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 32,971.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2 minutes to 3 hours.
    Frequency: On occasion and annually.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $26,203.

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                     Burden summary                            Hours
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LS-200 (20 CFR 702.285).................................             571
20 CFR 702.162 (Liens)..................................               5
20 CFR 702.174 (Certifications).........................               4
20 CFR 702.175 (Reinstatements).........................               1
20 CFR 702.242 (Settlement Applications)................          11,646
20 CFR 702.321 (Section 8(f) Payments)..................           2,900
ESA-100 (20 CFR 702.201)................................             840
LS-271 (Self Insurance Application).....................              27
LS-274 (Injury Report of Insurance Carrier and Self-                 569
 Insured Employer)......................................
LS-201 (Injury or Death Notice).........................             325
LS-513 (Payment Report).................................             290
LS-267 (Claimant's Statement)...........................              25
LS-203 (Employee Comp. Claim)...........................           2,048
LS-204 (Medical Report).................................          13,650
LS-262 (Claim for Death Benefits).......................              70
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    Total Burden Hours..................................          32,971
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    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: October 24, 2016.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2016-26085 Filed 10-27-16; 8:45 am]
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