Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation; Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 10412-10413 [2017-02815]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 27 / Friday, February 10, 2017 / Notices Dated: January 26, 2017. Yoon Ferguson Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2017–02815 Filed 2–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Permit Modification Issued Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 National Science Foundation. Notice of permit modification issued under the Antarctic Conservation of 1978, Public Law 95–541. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish notice of permits issued under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. This is the required notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nature McGinn, ACA Permit Officer, Office of Polar Programs, Rm. 755, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. Or by email: ACApermits@nsf.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 6, 2017, the National Science Foundation published a notice in the Federal Register of a permit modification request received. The permit modification was issued on February 6, 2017 to: Ari Friedlaender, Permit No. 2016–024. SUMMARY: Nadene G. Kennedy, Polar Coordination Specialist, Office of Polar Programs. [FR Doc. 2017–02719 Filed 2–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request National Science Foundation. Submission for OMB review; comment request. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 78210, and no comments were received. NSF is forwarding the proposed renewal submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Feb 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 this second notice. The full submission may be found at: http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Comments: Comments regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; or (d) ways to 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 should be addressed to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for National Science Foundation, 725 17th Street NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, and to Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1265, Arlington, Virginia 22230 or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling 703–292– 7556. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne H. Plimpton at (703) 292–7556 or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including federal holidays). NSF may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Grantee Reporting Requirements for the Industry University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC). OMB Number: 3145–0088. Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to renew an information collection. Abstract: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10413 Proposed Project: The Industry/ University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) Program was initiated in 1973 to develop long-term partnerships among industry, academe and government. The National Science Foundation invests in these partnerships to promote research programs of mutual interest, contribute to the Nation’s research infrastructure base and enhance the intellectual capacity of the engineering or science workforce through the integration of research and education. As appropriate, NSF encourages international collaborations that advance these goals within the global context. The I/UCRC program seeks to achieve this by: 1. Contributing to the nation’s research enterprise by developing longterm partnerships among industry, academe, and government; 2. Leveraging NSF funds with industry to support graduate students performing industrially relevant research; 3. Expanding the innovation capacity of our nation’s competitive workforce through partnerships between industries and universities; and 4. Encouraging the nation’s research enterprise to remain competitive through active engagement with academic and industrial leaders throughout the world. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from NSF and they are primarily supported by other private and public sector center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the I/ UCRC. The I/UCRC program initially offers five-year (Phase I) continuing awards. This five-year period of support allows for the development of a strong partnership between the academic researchers and their industrial and government members. After five years, centers that continue to meet the I/ UCRC program requirements may request support for a second five-year (Phase II) period. These awards allow centers to continue to grow and diversify their non-NSF memberships during their Phase II period. After ten years, a Phase III award provides a third five-year award for centers that demonstrate their viability, sustainability, and which have had a significant impact on industry research as measured through annual reports, site visits, and adherence to I/UCRC requirements. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 27 (Friday, February 10, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10412-10413]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-02815]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Labor.

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 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 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.


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    Dated: January 26, 2017.
Yoon Ferguson
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2017-02815 Filed 2-9-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4510-CK-P