Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 23613-23614 [2017-10491]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 23, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Wage and Hour Division Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Information Collections: Requirements of a Bona Fide Thrift or Savings Plan (29 CFR Part 547) and Requirements of a Bona Fide Profit-Sharing Plan or Trust (29 CFR Part 549) Wage and Hour Division, Department of 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). 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 Wage and Hour Division is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Requirements of a Bona Fide Thrift or Savings Plan and Requirements of a Bona Fide ProfitSharing Plan or Trust. A copy of the proposed information request may be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before July 24, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235– 0013, by either one of the following methods: Email: WHDPRAComments@ dol.gov; Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name and Control Number identified above for this information collection. Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:15 May 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 electronically via email or to submit them by mail early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Waterman, Compliance Specialist, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–0406 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape, or Disc), upon request, by calling (202) 693–0023 (not a toll-free number). TTY/TTD callers may dial toll-free (877) 889–5627 to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 7(e)(3)(b) of the Fair Labor Standards Act permits the exclusion from an employee’s regular rate of pay, payments on behalf of an employee to a ‘‘bona fide’’ thrift or savings plan, profit-sharing plan or trust. Regulations, 29 CFR parts 547 and 549 set forth the requirements for what constitutes a ‘‘bona fide’’ thrift or savings plan, profitsharing plan or trust. The maintenance of the records required by the regulations enables Department of Labor investigators to determine whether contributions to a given thrift or savings plan, profit-sharing plan or trust may be excluded in calculating the regular rate of pay for overtime purposes in compliance with section 7(e)(3)(b) of the FLSA. Without these records, such a determination could not be made. This information collection is currently approved for use through February 2018. 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; • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 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 DOL seeks an approval for the extension of this information collection that requires the keeping of records by employers as necessary or appropriate for the administration of the Act. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Agency: Wage and Hour Division. Title: Requirements of a Bona Fide Thrift or Savings Plan (29 CFR part 547) and Requirements of a Bona Fide ProfitSharing Plan or Trust (29 CFR part 549). OMB Control Number: 1235–0013. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions, Farms. Total Respondents: 1,110,448. Total Annual Responses: 1,110,448. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 463. Estimated Time per Response: 2 seconds. Frequency: Annually. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Costs (operation/ maintenance): $0. Dated: May 5, 2017. Melissa Smith, Director, Division of Regulation, Legislation, and Interpretation. [FR Doc. 2017–10492 Filed 5–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: II. Review Focus PO 00000 23613 Sfmt 4703 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). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1 23614 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 23, 2017 / Notices 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: Notice of Recurrences (CA–2a). 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 July 24, 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 administers the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (5 U.S.C. 8101, et seq.), which provides for continuation of pay or compensation for work related injuries or disease that result from federal employment. Regulation 20 CFR 10.104 designates form CA–2a as the form to be used to request information from claimants with previously-accepted injuries, who claim a recurrence of disability, and from their supervisors. The form requests information relating to the specific circumstances leading up to the recurrence as well as information about their employment and earnings. The information provided is used by OWCP claims examiners to determine whether a claimant has sustained a recurrence of disability related to an accepted injury and, if so, the appropriate benefits payable. This information collection is currently approved for use through August 31, 2017. 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 extension of this currently approved information collection in order to ensure the accurate payment of benefits to current and former Federal employees with recurring work-related injuries. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Notice of Recurrences. OMB Number: 1240–0009. Agency Number: CA–2a. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Respondents: 289. Total Annual Responses: 289. Average Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 145. Frequency: Annually. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $134. 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: April 28, 2017. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2017–10491 Filed 5–22–17; 8:45 am] In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Applied Sciences Advisory Committee (ASAC). This Committee functions in an advisory capacity to the Director, Earth Science Division, in the NASA Science Mission Directorate. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the applied sciences community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning. DATES: Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. KarShelia Henderson, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–2355, or khenderson@nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public telephonically and via WebEx. You must use a touch-tone phone to participate in this meeting. Any interested person may dial the USA toll free conference call number 1–888–677– 3055 passcode 3321063 followed by the # sign, to participate in this meeting by telephone. The WebEx link is https:// nasa.webex.com/; the meeting number is 993 697 679 and the password is SFAvDG?2. The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics: • Overview of 2017 Applied Sciences Program budget • Continuity Study • Applied Sciences Program Updates • Update on Applied Sciences Program Communications It is imperative that the meeting be held on this date to accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants. SUMMARY: Patricia D. Rausch, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–10451 Filed 5–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P BILLING CODE 4510–CH–P sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES II. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 98 (Tuesday, May 23, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23613-23614]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-10491]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Division of Federal Employees' Compensation, Office of Workers' 
Compensation Programs, Department of 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 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). This program helps to ensure that requested data 
can be provided in

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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: Notice of 
Recurrences (CA-2a). 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 July 24, 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 administers the 
Federal Employees' Compensation Act (5 U.S.C. 8101, et seq.), which 
provides for continuation of pay or compensation for work related 
injuries or disease that result from federal employment. Regulation 20 
CFR 10.104 designates form CA-2a as the form to be used to request 
information from claimants with previously-accepted injuries, who claim 
a recurrence of disability, and from their supervisors. The form 
requests information relating to the specific circumstances leading up 
to the recurrence as well as information about their employment and 
earnings.
    The information provided is used by OWCP claims examiners to 
determine whether a claimant has sustained a recurrence of disability 
related to an accepted injury and, if so, the appropriate benefits 
payable. This information collection is currently approved for use 
through August 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 extension of 
this currently approved information collection in order to ensure the 
accurate payment of benefits to current and former Federal employees 
with recurring work-related injuries.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Title: Notice of Recurrences.
    OMB Number: 1240-0009.
    Agency Number: CA-2a.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Respondents: 289.
    Total Annual Responses: 289.
    Average Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 145.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $134.
    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: April 28, 2017.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2017-10491 Filed 5-22-17; 8:45 am]
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