Proposed Revision of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Draft Model Non-Quantitative Treatment Limitations Form, 28095-28097 [2017-12773]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 117 / Tuesday, June 20, 2017 / Notices application takes approximately 300 minutes to complete. • Public Safety Officer Educational Assistance Application: It is estimated that no more than 200 respondents will apply a year. Each application takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. • Public Safety Officer Appeal Request Application: It is estimated that no more than 75 respondents will apply a year. Each application takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: • Public Safety Officer Death Benefits Application: An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: Total Annual Reporting Burden: 350 × 360 minutes per application = 126,000 minutes/by 60 minutes per hour = 2,100 hours. • Public Safety Officer Disability Benefits Application: An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: Total Annual Reporting Burden: 100 × 300 minutes per application = 30,000 minutes/by 60 minutes per hour = 500 hours. • Public Safety Officer Educational Assistance Application: The estimated public burden associated with this collection is 100 hours. It is estimated that respondents will take 30 minutes to complete an application. The burden hours for collecting respondent data sum to 100 hours (200 respondents × 0.5 hours = 100 hours). • Public Safety Officer Appeal Request Application: An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: Total Annual Reporting Burden: 75 × 30 minutes per application = 2,250 minutes/by 60 minutes per hour = 37.5 hours. If additional information is required contact: Hope D. Janke, Director, Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Office, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531. Dated: June 15, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–12778 Filed 6–19–17; 8:45 am] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On June 15, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Jun 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 Court for the District of New Jersey in the lawsuit entitled United States v. NVR, Inc., Civil Action No. 2:17–cv– 04346. The United States, on behalf of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, filed a Complaint against NVR, Inc., alleging NVR violated the Clean Water Act. NVR engages in residential home construction in a number of states, including New Jersey and New York. 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Maher, Jr., Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2017–12835 Filed 6–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration Proposed Revision of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Draft Model NonQuantitative Treatment Limitations Form Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments on a revision of the Notices under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 information collection request (ICR) to add a model form participants and authorized representatives can use to request certain information from their health plans that is discussed below. A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be obtained by contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. The ICR is also available on the Department’s Web site at: https:// www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office shown in the Addresses section on or before September 1, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments regarding the information collection request and burden estimates to the Office of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N–5718, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 28096 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 117 / Tuesday, June 20, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES (202) 693–8410; Fax: (202) 219–4745. These are not toll-free numbers. Comments may also be submitted electronically to the following Internet email address: ebsa.opr@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) was enacted on October 3, 2008 and amended by the Affordable Care Act and the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act). Generally, MHPAEA requires that the financial requirements and treatment limitations imposed on mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) benefits cannot be more restrictive than the predominant financial requirements and treatment limitations that apply to substantially all medical and surgical benefits. As discussed below, MHPAEA includes several disclosure requirements for group health plans and health insurance issuers. The Cures Act 1 was enacted on December 13, 2016. Among its requirements, the Cures Act contains provisions that are intended to improve compliance with MHPAEA by requiring the Departments to solicit feedback from the public on how to improve the process for group health plans and issuers to disclose the information required under MHPAEA and other laws. The statutory MHPAEA provisions and implementing regulations expressly provide that a plan or issuer must disclose the criteria for medical necessity determinations with respect to MH/SUD benefits to any current or potential participant, beneficiary, or contracting provider upon request and must disclose the reason for any denial of reimbursement or payment for services with respect to MH/SUD benefits to the participant or beneficiary. On October 27, 2016, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury (the Departments) issued Affordable Care Act Implementation FAQs Part 34, which, among other things, solicited feedback regarding disclosures with respect to MH/SUD benefits under MHPAEA and other laws. In the FAQs, the Departments indicated that they had received questions and suggestions regarding disclosures with respect to Nonquantitative Treatment Limitation (NQTLs) applicable to medical/surgical and MH/SUD benefits under the plan. The feedback also included requests 1 Public Law 114–255. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Jun 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 from various stakeholders for model forms that group health plan participants, beneficiaries, covered individuals in the individual market, or persons acting on their behalf could use to request relevant disclosures. Stakeholders also requested guidance on other ways in which disclosures, or the process for requesting disclosures, could be more uniform, streamlined, or otherwise simplified. In addition, the Departments indicated that they had received requests to explore ways to encourage uniformity among State reviews of health insurance issuers’ compliance with the NQTL standards. Various stakeholders stated that model forms to report NQTL information will help facilitate uniform implementation and enforcement of MHPAEA, and relieve some complexity that MHPAEA compliance poses for issuers operating in multiple States. Furthermore, other stakeholders highlighted that the use of such model forms may also benefit consumers, as consumers will be entitled to request the analysis performed to complete the model forms. The Cures Act requires the Departments, by June 13, 2017, to solicit feedback from the public on how the disclosure request process for documents containing information that health plans and health insurance issuers are required under Federal or State law to disclose to participants, beneficiaries, contracting providers or authorized representatives to ensure compliance with existing mental health parity and addiction equity requirements can be improved while continuing to ensure consumers’ rights to access all information required by Federal or State law to be disclosed.2 The Cures Act requires the Departments to make this feedback publicly available by December 13, 2017.3 The Departments recently issued Affordable Care Act Implementation FAQs Part 38, which again solicited comments on FAQs Part 34 as required by the Cures Act. The Departments also solicited comments on a draft model form that participants, enrollees, or their authorized representatives could use to 2 Cures Act section 13001(c)(1). Act section 13001(c)(2). The Departments must also share this feedback with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to the extent the feedback includes recommendations for the development of simplified information disclosure tools to provide consistent information to consumers. Such feedback may be taken into consideration by the NAIC and other appropriate entities for the voluntary development and voluntary use of common templates and other sample standardized forms to improve consumer access to plan information. See Cures Act section 13001(c)(3). 3 Cures PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 request information from their health plan or issuer regarding NQTLs that may affect their MH/SUD benefits, or to obtain documentation after an adverse benefit determination involving MH/ SUD benefits to support an appeal. The draft model form is an information collection subject to the PRA. The model from and instructions are available at https://www.dol.gov/ agencies/ebsa. II. Current Actions This notice requests public comment on the draft model form discussed above. The Department notes that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a valid OMB control number. A summary of the ICR and the current burden estimates follows: Type of Review: Revised Collection. Agency: DOL–EBSA. Title: Notices under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008—Draft Model Non-Qualitative Treatment Limitations Form. OMB Numbers: 1210–0138. Affected Public: Private Sector—Not for profit organizations; businesses or other for profits. Total Respondents: 1,204,215 (combined with Treasury the total is 2,404,430). Total Responses: 1,204,215 (combined with Treasury the total is 2,404,430). Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 26,295 (combined with Treasury the total is 52,590 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Cost: $3,424,759 (combined with Treasury the total is $6,849,519). III. Desired Focus of Comments The Department of Labor (Department) is particularly interested in comments that: • 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 E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 117 / Tuesday, June 20, 2017 / Notices other forms of information technology, e.g., by permitting electronic submissions of responses. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the ICR for OMB approval of the revision of the information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: June 9, 2017. Joseph S. Piacentini, Director, Office of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–12773 Filed 6–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Representative of Miners, Notification of Legal Identity, and Notification of Commencement of Operations and Closing of Mines Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Representative of Miners, Notification of Legal Identity, and Notification of Commencement of Operations and Closing of Mines,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before July 20, 2017. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201608-1219-002 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Jun 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 Officer for DOL–MSHA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202–395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor–OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the Representative of Miners, Notification of Legal Identity, and Notification of Commencement of Operations and Closing of Mines information collection. Identification of the miner representative, notification of mine owner and operator legal identity, and notification of commencement of operations and closing of mines provide information to help ensure the health and safety of mine workers by identifying responsibility for mining operations. Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 section 103(h) authorizes this information collection. See 30 U.S.C. 813(h). This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1219–0042. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2017. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that existing information collection SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 28097 requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2017 (82 FR 12853). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1219–0042. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • 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 submission of responses. Agency: DOL–MSHA. Title of Collection: Representative of Miners, Notification of Legal Identity, and Notification of Commencement of Operations and Closing of Mines. OMB Control Number: 1219–0042. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,481. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 10,481. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 2,027 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $842. Dated: June 14, 2017. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–12774 Filed 6–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 117 (Tuesday, June 20, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employee Benefits Security Administration


Proposed Revision of Information Collection Request Submitted for 
Public Comment; Draft Model Non-Quantitative Treatment Limitations Form

AGENCY: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95), provides the general 
public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed 
and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department 
assess the impact of its information collection requirements and 
minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public 
understand the Department's information collection requirements and 
provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the 
Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments on a 
revision of the Notices under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction 
Equity Act of 2008 information collection request (ICR) to add a model 
form participants and authorized representatives can use to request 
certain information from their health plans that is discussed below.
    A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be obtained 
by contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this 
notice. The ICR is also available on the Department's Web site at: 
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office shown in the 
Addresses section on or before September 1, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments regarding the information 
collection request and burden estimates to the Office of Policy and 
Research, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-5718, Washington, DC 20210. 
Telephone:

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(202) 693-8410; Fax: (202) 219-4745. These are not toll-free numbers. 
Comments may also be submitted electronically to the following Internet 
email address: ebsa.opr@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and 
Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) was enacted on October 3, 2008 
and amended by the Affordable Care Act and the 21st Century Cures Act 
(Cures Act). Generally, MHPAEA requires that the financial requirements 
and treatment limitations imposed on mental health and substance use 
disorder (MH/SUD) benefits cannot be more restrictive than the 
predominant financial requirements and treatment limitations that apply 
to substantially all medical and surgical benefits. As discussed below, 
MHPAEA includes several disclosure requirements for group health plans 
and health insurance issuers.
    The Cures Act \1\ was enacted on December 13, 2016. Among its 
requirements, the Cures Act contains provisions that are intended to 
improve compliance with MHPAEA by requiring the Departments to solicit 
feedback from the public on how to improve the process for group health 
plans and issuers to disclose the information required under MHPAEA and 
other laws.
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    \1\ Public Law 114-255.
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    The statutory MHPAEA provisions and implementing regulations 
expressly provide that a plan or issuer must disclose the criteria for 
medical necessity determinations with respect to MH/SUD benefits to any 
current or potential participant, beneficiary, or contracting provider 
upon request and must disclose the reason for any denial of 
reimbursement or payment for services with respect to MH/SUD benefits 
to the participant or beneficiary.
    On October 27, 2016, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and the Treasury (the Departments) issued Affordable Care Act 
Implementation FAQs Part 34, which, among other things, solicited 
feedback regarding disclosures with respect to MH/SUD benefits under 
MHPAEA and other laws. In the FAQs, the Departments indicated that they 
had received questions and suggestions regarding disclosures with 
respect to Nonquantitative Treatment Limitation (NQTLs) applicable to 
medical/surgical and MH/SUD benefits under the plan. The feedback also 
included requests from various stakeholders for model forms that group 
health plan participants, beneficiaries, covered individuals in the 
individual market, or persons acting on their behalf could use to 
request relevant disclosures. Stakeholders also requested guidance on 
other ways in which disclosures, or the process for requesting 
disclosures, could be more uniform, streamlined, or otherwise 
simplified.
    In addition, the Departments indicated that they had received 
requests to explore ways to encourage uniformity among State reviews of 
health insurance issuers' compliance with the NQTL standards. Various 
stakeholders stated that model forms to report NQTL information will 
help facilitate uniform implementation and enforcement of MHPAEA, and 
relieve some complexity that MHPAEA compliance poses for issuers 
operating in multiple States. Furthermore, other stakeholders 
highlighted that the use of such model forms may also benefit 
consumers, as consumers will be entitled to request the analysis 
performed to complete the model forms.
    The Cures Act requires the Departments, by June 13, 2017, to 
solicit feedback from the public on how the disclosure request process 
for documents containing information that health plans and health 
insurance issuers are required under Federal or State law to disclose 
to participants, beneficiaries, contracting providers or authorized 
representatives to ensure compliance with existing mental health parity 
and addiction equity requirements can be improved while continuing to 
ensure consumers' rights to access all information required by Federal 
or State law to be disclosed.\2\ The Cures Act requires the Departments 
to make this feedback publicly available by December 13, 2017.\3\
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    \2\ Cures Act section 13001(c)(1).
    \3\ Cures Act section 13001(c)(2). The Departments must also 
share this feedback with the National Association of Insurance 
Commissioners (NAIC) to the extent the feedback includes 
recommendations for the development of simplified information 
disclosure tools to provide consistent information to consumers. 
Such feedback may be taken into consideration by the NAIC and other 
appropriate entities for the voluntary development and voluntary use 
of common templates and other sample standardized forms to improve 
consumer access to plan information. See Cures Act section 
13001(c)(3).
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    The Departments recently issued Affordable Care Act Implementation 
FAQs Part 38, which again solicited comments on FAQs Part 34 as 
required by the Cures Act. The Departments also solicited comments on a 
draft model form that participants, enrollees, or their authorized 
representatives could use to request information from their health plan 
or issuer regarding NQTLs that may affect their MH/SUD benefits, or to 
obtain documentation after an adverse benefit determination involving 
MH/SUD benefits to support an appeal. The draft model form is an 
information collection subject to the PRA. The model from and 
instructions are available at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa.

II. Current Actions

    This notice requests public comment on the draft model form 
discussed above. The Department notes that an agency may not conduct or 
sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, an information 
collection unless it displays a valid OMB control number. A summary of 
the ICR and the current burden estimates follows:
    Type of Review: Revised Collection.
    Agency: DOL-EBSA.
    Title: Notices under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity 
Act of 2008--Draft Model Non-Qualitative Treatment Limitations Form.
    OMB Numbers: 1210-0138.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--Not for profit organizations; 
businesses or other for profits.
    Total Respondents: 1,204,215 (combined with Treasury the total is 
2,404,430).
    Total Responses: 1,204,215 (combined with Treasury the total is 
2,404,430).
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 26,295 (combined with Treasury 
the total is 52,590 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Cost: $3,424,759 (combined with 
Treasury the total is $6,849,519).

III. Desired Focus of Comments

    The Department of Labor (Department) is particularly interested in 
comments that:
     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

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other forms of information technology, e.g., by permitting electronic 
submissions of responses.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the ICR for OMB approval of the revision of the 
information collection; they will also become a matter of public 
record.

    Dated: June 9, 2017.
Joseph S. Piacentini,
Director, Office of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security 
Administration.
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