Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health: Subcommittee on Medical Advice re: Weighing Medical Evidence, 84620-84621 [2016-28269]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 84620 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2016 / Notices I. Background: The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) safeguards migrant and seasonal agricultural workers in their interactions with Farm Labor Contractors, Agricultural Employers and Agricultural Associations, and providers of migrant farm worker housing. See Public Law 97–470. The MSPA requires Farm Labor Contractors, Agricultural Employers, and Agricultural Associations, who recruit, solicit, hire, employ, furnish, transport, or house agricultural workers, as well as providers of migrant housing, to meet certain minimum requirements in their dealings with migrant and seasonal agricultural workers. Various sections of the MSPA require respondents (e.g., Farm Labor Contractors, Agricultural Employers, and Agricultural Associations to disclose terms and conditions in writing to their workers. MSPA sections 201(g) and 301(f) requires that the DOL make forms available to provide such information. The DOL prints and makes optional-use form WH–516, Worker Information— Terms and Conditions of Employment. MSPA sections 201(d) and 301(c)—29 U.S.C. 1821(d), 1831(c) and regulations 29 CFR 500.80(a), require each Farm Labor Contractor, Agricultural Employer, and Agricultural Association that employs a migrant or seasonal worker to make, keep, and preserve records for three years for each such worker concerning the: (1) Basis on which wages are paid; (2) number of piece work units earned, if paid on a piece work basis; (3) number of hours worked; (4) total pay period earnings; (5) specific sums withheld and the purpose of each sum withheld; (6) net pay. Respondents are also required to provide an itemized written statement of this information to each migrant and seasonal agricultural worker each pay period. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(d), 1831(c), and 29 CFR 500.1-.80(d). Additionally, MSPA sections 201(e) and 301(d) require each Farm Labor Contractor provide copies of all the records noted above for the migrant and seasonal agricultural workers the contractor has furnished to other Farm Labor Contractors, Agricultural Employers, or Agricultural Associations who use the workers. Respondents must also make and keep certain records. Section 201(c) of the MSPA requires all Farm Labor Contractors, Agricultural Employers, and Agricultural Associations providing housing to a migrant agricultural worker to post in a conspicuous place at the site of the housing, or present to the migrant worker, a written statement of any housing occupancy terms and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Nov 22, 2016 Jkt 241001 conditions. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(c); 29 CFR 500.75. In addition, MSPA section 201(g) requires them to provide such information in English, or as necessary and reasonable, in a language common to the workers. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(g). The provision also requires DOL make the optional forms available to provide the required disclosures. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(g); 29 CFR 500.1(i)(2). 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; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; • 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; • 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 an approval for the extension of this information collection in order to ensure effective administration of various special employment programs. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Wage and Hour Division. Title: Disclosure to Workers Under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. OMB Number: 1235–0002. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions, Farms. Agency Numbers: Forms WH–501 (English and Spanish versions), WH– 516 (English, Spanish and Haitian Creole versions), and WH–521. Total Respondents: 105,587. Total Annual Responses: 82,418,590. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,387,565. Estimated Time per Response: Various. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup/ operation/maintenance): $3,296,743.60. Dated: November 16, 2016. Melissa Smith, Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation. [FR Doc. 2016–28265 Filed 11–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health: Subcommittee on Medical Advice re: Weighing Medical Evidence Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. ACTION: Announcement of meeting of the Subcommittee on Medical Advice re: Weighing Medical Evidence of the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health (Advisory Board) for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). AGENCY: The subcommittee will meet via teleconference on December 12, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Ms. Amanda McClure, Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–1028, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–4672; email mcclure.amanda.c@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Board is mandated by Section 3687 of EEOICPA. The Secretary of Labor established the Board under this authority and Executive Order 13699 (June 26, 2015). The purpose of the Advisory Board is to advise the Secretary with respect to: (1) The Site Exposure Matrices (SEM) of the Department of Labor; (2) medical guidance for claims examiners for claims with the EEOICPA program, with respect to the weighing of the medical evidence of claimants; (3) evidentiary requirements for claims under Part B of EEOICPA related to lung disease; and (4) the work of industrial hygienists and staff physicians and consulting physicians of the Department of Labor and reports of such hygienists and physicians to ensure quality, objectivity, and consistency. The Advisory Board sunsets on December 19, 2019. This subcommittee is being assembled to gather and analyze data and continue working on advice under Area #2, Medical Advice re: Weighing Medical Evidence. The Advisory Board operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and its implementing regulations (41 CFR part 102–3). Agenda: The tentative agenda for the Subcommittee on Medical Advice re: Weighing Medical Evidence meeting includes: review of claims filed under SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Part E of the EEOICPA; review of available training materials; discuss format of working group meeting with claims examiners. OWCP transcribes Advisory Board subcommittee meetings. OWCP posts the transcripts on the Advisory Board Web page, http://www.dol.gov/owcp/ energy/regs/compliance/ AdvisoryBoard.htm, along with written comments and other materials submitted to the subcommittee or presented at subcommittee meetings. Public Participation, Submissions, and Access to the Public Record Subcommittee meeting: The subcommittee will meet via teleconference on Monday, December 12, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Advisory Board subcommittee meetings are open to the public. The teleconference number and other details for listening to the meeting will be posted on the Advisory Board’s Web site no later than 72 hours prior to the meeting. This information will be posted at http://www.dol.gov/owcp/ energy/regs/compliance/ AdvisoryBoard.htm. Requests for special accommodations: Please submit requests for special accommodations to participate in the subcommittee meeting by email, telephone, or hard copy to Ms. Carrie Rhoads, OWCP, Room S–3524, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 343–5580; email EnergyAdvisoryBoard@dol.gov. Submission of written comments for the record: You may submit written comments, identified by the subcommittee name and the meeting date of December 12, 2016, by any of the following methods: • Electronically: Send to: EnergyAdvisoryBoard@dol.gov (specify in the email subject line, ‘‘Subcommittee on Medical Advice re: Weighing Medical Evidence’’). • Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger, or courier service: Submit one copy to the following address: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health, Room S–3522, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210. Due to securityrelated procedures, receipt of submissions by regular mail may experience significant delays. Comments must be received by December 5, 2016. OWCP will make available publically, without change, any written comments, including any personal information that you provide. Therefore, OWCP cautions interested VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Nov 22, 2016 Jkt 241001 parties against submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates. Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at http:// www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant information, are also available on the Advisory Board’s Web page at http:// www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/regs/ compliance/AdvisoryBoard.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Antonio Rios, Designated Federal Officer, at rios.antonio@dol.gov, or Carrie Rhoads, Alternate Designated Federal Officer, at rhoads.carrie@dol.gov, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite S–3524, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 343–5580. This is not a toll-free number. Signed at Washington, DC. Leonard J. Howie III, Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. [FR Doc. 2016–28269 Filed 11–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 (OWCP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Application for Continuation of Death Benefit for Student (LS–266). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 84621 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 January 23, 2017. 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. This Act was amended on October 27, 1972, to provide for continuation of death benefits for a child or certain other surviving dependents after the age of 18 years (to age 23) if the dependent qualifies as a student as defined in section 2(18) of the Act. The benefit would also be terminated if the dependent completes four years of education beyond high school. Form LS–266 is to be submitted by the parent or guardian for whom continuation of benefits is sought. The statements contained on the form must be verified by an official of the education institution. The information is used by the DOL to determine whether a continuation of the benefits is justified. This information collection is currently approved for use through March 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 extension of approval E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 226 (Wednesday, November 23, 2016)]
[Notices]
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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.


Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health: 
Subcommittee on Medical Advice re: Weighing Medical Evidence

AGENCY: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.

ACTION: Announcement of meeting of the Subcommittee on Medical Advice 
re: Weighing Medical Evidence of the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances 
and Worker Health (Advisory Board) for the Energy Employees 
Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).

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SUMMARY: The subcommittee will meet via teleconference on December 12, 
2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Ms. Amanda 
McClure, Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-
1028, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone 
(202) 693-4672; email mcclure.amanda.c@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Board is mandated by Section 
3687 of EEOICPA. The Secretary of Labor established the Board under 
this authority and Executive Order 13699 (June 26, 2015). The purpose 
of the Advisory Board is to advise the Secretary with respect to: (1) 
The Site Exposure Matrices (SEM) of the Department of Labor; (2) 
medical guidance for claims examiners for claims with the EEOICPA 
program, with respect to the weighing of the medical evidence of 
claimants; (3) evidentiary requirements for claims under Part B of 
EEOICPA related to lung disease; and (4) the work of industrial 
hygienists and staff physicians and consulting physicians of the 
Department of Labor and reports of such hygienists and physicians to 
ensure quality, objectivity, and consistency. The Advisory Board 
sunsets on December 19, 2019. This subcommittee is being assembled to 
gather and analyze data and continue working on advice under Area #2, 
Medical Advice re: Weighing Medical Evidence.
    The Advisory Board operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and its implementing regulations 
(41 CFR part 102-3).
    Agenda: The tentative agenda for the Subcommittee on Medical Advice 
re: Weighing Medical Evidence meeting includes: review of claims filed 
under

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Part E of the EEOICPA; review of available training materials; discuss 
format of working group meeting with claims examiners.
    OWCP transcribes Advisory Board subcommittee meetings. OWCP posts 
the transcripts on the Advisory Board Web page, http://www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/regs/compliance/AdvisoryBoard.htm, along with written 
comments and other materials submitted to the subcommittee or presented 
at subcommittee meetings.

Public Participation, Submissions, and Access to the Public Record

    Subcommittee meeting: The subcommittee will meet via teleconference 
on Monday, December 12, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. 
Advisory Board subcommittee meetings are open to the public. The 
teleconference number and other details for listening to the meeting 
will be posted on the Advisory Board's Web site no later than 72 hours 
prior to the meeting. This information will be posted at http://www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/regs/compliance/AdvisoryBoard.htm.
    Requests for special accommodations: Please submit requests for 
special accommodations to participate in the subcommittee meeting by 
email, telephone, or hard copy to Ms. Carrie Rhoads, OWCP, Room S-3524, 
U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20210; telephone (202) 343-5580; email EnergyAdvisoryBoard@dol.gov.
    Submission of written comments for the record: You may submit 
written comments, identified by the subcommittee name and the meeting 
date of December 12, 2016, by any of the following methods:
     Electronically: Send to: EnergyAdvisoryBoard@dol.gov 
(specify in the email subject line, ``Subcommittee on Medical Advice 
re: Weighing Medical Evidence'').
     Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger, or 
courier service: Submit one copy to the following address: U.S. 
Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Advisory 
Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health, Room S-3522, 200 
Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210. Due to security-related 
procedures, receipt of submissions by regular mail may experience 
significant delays.
    Comments must be received by December 5, 2016. OWCP will make 
available publically, without change, any written comments, including 
any personal information that you provide. Therefore, OWCP cautions 
interested parties against submitting personal information such as 
Social Security numbers and birthdates.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at 
http://www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and 
other relevant information, are also available on the Advisory Board's 
Web page at http://www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/regs/compliance/AdvisoryBoard.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Antonio Rios, 
Designated Federal Officer, at rios.antonio@dol.gov, or Carrie Rhoads, 
Alternate Designated Federal Officer, at rhoads.carrie@dol.gov, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite S-3524, 
Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 343-5580.
    This is not a toll-free number.

    Signed at Washington, DC.
Leonard J. Howie III,
Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
[FR Doc. 2016-28269 Filed 11-22-16; 8:45 am]
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