Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation; Proposed Revision of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 10411-10412 [2017-02808]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 27 / Friday, February 10, 2017 / Notices employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. The Act provides that reasonable funeral expenses not to exceed $3,000 shall be paid in all compensable death cases. The LS–265 has been provided for use in submitting the funeral expenses for payment. 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 of this information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to certify the amount of funeral expenses incurred in the case. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Certification of Funeral Expenses. OMB Number: 1240–0040. Agency Number: LS–265. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 75. Total Annual Responses: 75. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 19. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $39.00. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Feb 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 Dated: January 30, 2017. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2017–02811 Filed 2–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CF–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation; Proposed Revision 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 pre-clearance 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 its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection for the following medical reports: Roentgenographic Interpretation (CM–933), Roentgenographic Quality Rereading (CM–933b), Medical History and Examination for Coal Mine Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (CM–988), Report of Arterial Blood Gas Study (CM–1159) and Report of Ventilatory Study (CM– 2907). 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 April 11, 2017. ADDRESSES: Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Room S–3201, 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: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10411 I. Background: The Black Lung Benefits Act of 1977 as amended, 20 U.S.C. 901 et seq. and 20 CFR 718.102 set forth criteria for the administration and interpretation of x-rays. When a miner applies for benefits, the Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation (DCMWC) is required to schedule a series of four diagnostic tests to help establish eligibility for black lung benefits. Each of the diagnostic tests has its own form that sets forth the medical results. The forms are: Roentgenographic Interpretation (CM– 933), Roentgenographic Quality Rereading (CM–933b), Medical History and Examination for Coal Mine Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (CM–988), Report of Arterial Blood Gas Study (CM–1159), and Report of Ventilatory Study (CM–2907). This information collection is currently approved for use through May 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 in order to carry out its responsibility to administer the Black Lung Benefits Act. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Revision. Title: Roentgenographic Interpretation (CM–933), Roentgenographic Quality Rereading (CM–933b), Medical History and Examination for Coal Mine Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (CM–988), Report of Arterial Blood Gas Study (CM–1159), and Report of Ventilatory Study (CM–2907). OMB Number: 1240–0023. Agency Number: CM–933, CM–933b, CM–988, CM–1159 and CM–2907. E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 10412 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 27 / Friday, February 10, 2017 / Notices Affected Public: Business or other for profit, and not-for-profit institutions. Time to complete (minutes) Form Frequency of response CM–933 ............................................. CM–933b ........................................... CM–988 ............................................. CM–1159 ........................................... CM–2907 ........................................... 5 3 40 15 10 Totals ......................................... ........................ Total Respondents: 27,500. Total Annual Responses: 27,500. Average Time per Response: 3 minutes–40 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 6,693. Frequency: On occasion. 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: January 30, 2017. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2017–02808 Filed 2–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation; Proposed 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 pre-clearance 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 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Feb 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 occasion occasion occasion occasion occasion Number of responses Hours burden ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... 5,500 5,500 5,500 5,500 5,500 5,500 5,500 5,500 5,500 5,500 459 275 3,667 1,375 917 ........................................................... 27,500 27,500 6,693 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: Comparability of Current Work to Coal Mine Employment (CM–913). 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 April 11, 2017. ADDRESSES: Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Room S–3201, 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 Black Lung Benefits Act of 1977, as amended, 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., provides for the payment of benefits to coal miners who are totally disabled by black lung disease arising out of coal mine employment, and their dependents and survivors. Once a miner has been identified as having performed non-coal mine work subsequent to coal mine employment, the miner or the miner’s survivor is asked to complete a CM–913 to compare coal mine work to non-coal mine work. This employment information along with medical information is used to establish whether the miner is totally disabled due to black lung disease caused by coal mine employment. This information collection is currently approved for use through May 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 PO 00000 Number of respondents Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 in order to carry out its responsibility to administer the Black Lung Benefits Act. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Revision. Title: Comparability of Current Work to Coal Mine Employment (CM–913). OMB Number: 1240–0035. Agency Number: CM–913. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Respondents: 1,650. Total Annual Responses: 1,650. Average Time per Response: 40 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,100. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $858. 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. E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 27 (Friday, February 10, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10411-10412]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-02808]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Division of Coal Mine 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 pre-clearance 
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 its proposal to extend OMB approval of the 
information collection for the following medical reports: 
Roentgenographic Interpretation (CM-933), Roentgenographic Quality 
Rereading (CM-933b), Medical History and Examination for Coal Mine 
Workers' Pneumoconiosis (CM-988), Report of Arterial Blood Gas Study 
(CM-1159) and Report of Ventilatory Study (CM-2907). 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 April 11, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Ave. NW., Room S-3201, 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 Black Lung Benefits Act of 1977 as amended, 20 
U.S.C. 901 et seq. and 20 CFR 718.102 set forth criteria for the 
administration and interpretation of x-rays. When a miner applies for 
benefits, the Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC) is 
required to schedule a series of four diagnostic tests to help 
establish eligibility for black lung benefits. Each of the diagnostic 
tests has its own form that sets forth the medical results. The forms 
are: Roentgenographic Interpretation (CM-933), Roentgenographic Quality 
Rereading (CM-933b), Medical History and Examination for Coal Mine 
Workers' Pneumoconiosis (CM-988), Report of Arterial Blood Gas Study 
(CM-1159), and Report of Ventilatory Study (CM-2907). This information 
collection is currently approved for use through May 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 in 
order to carry out its responsibility to administer the Black Lung 
Benefits Act.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Roentgenographic Interpretation (CM-933), Roentgenographic 
Quality Rereading (CM-933b), Medical History and Examination for Coal 
Mine Workers' Pneumoconiosis (CM-988), Report of Arterial Blood Gas 
Study (CM-1159), and Report of Ventilatory Study (CM-2907).
    OMB Number: 1240-0023.
    Agency Number: CM-933, CM-933b, CM-988, CM-1159 and CM-2907.

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    Affected Public: Business or other for profit, and not-for-profit 
institutions.

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                                    Time to
             Form                  complete       Frequency of       Number of       Number of     Hours burden
                                   (minutes)        response        respondents      responses
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CM-933........................               5  occasion........           5,500           5,500             459
CM-933b.......................               3  occasion........           5,500           5,500             275
CM-988........................              40  occasion........           5,500           5,500           3,667
CM-1159.......................              15  occasion........           5,500           5,500           1,375
CM-2907.......................              10  occasion........           5,500           5,500             917
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    Totals....................  ..............  ................          27,500          27,500           6,693
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    Total Respondents: 27,500.
    Total Annual Responses: 27,500.
    Average Time per Response: 3 minutes-40 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 6,693.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    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: January 30, 2017.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2017-02808 Filed 2-9-17; 8:45 am]
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