Proposed Revision to Existing Approved Collection; Comment Request, 36159-36161 [2017-16320]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 148 / Thursday, August 3, 2017 / Notices Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 105–220), August 7, 1998 SEC. 508; assist the regulated community with form completion; and collect additional information to facilitate complainant communication for the enforcement of Forms 9035 and 9035E. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES II. Review Focus DOL 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; and also the agency’s estimates associated with the annual burden cost incurred by respondents and the government cost associated with this collection of information; • 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 In order to meet its statutory responsibilities under the INA, the Department needs to extend an existing collection of information pertaining to labor condition applications that are used in the H–1B, H–1B1, and E–3 visa programs and allow employers to bring foreign labor to the U.S. on a temporary basis. 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 1205–0310. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Aug 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 (3) years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2018. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this revised information collection for three (3) more years. In the past the respondents have been for-profit businesses and not-for-profit institutions. On rare occasions the respondents have been local, State, tribal governments, or the Federal government. The Secretary uses the collected information to determine if employers are meeting their statutory and regulatory obligations. A. General Title: Labor Condition Application for H–1B, H–1B1, and E–3 Non-immigrants. Type of Review: Revision. OMB Number: 1205–0310. B. ETA Forms and Information Collections Title(s): Labor Condition Application for Nonimmigrant Workers, and General Instructions for the 9035 & 9035E. Affected Public: Private Sector (businesses or other for-profits and notfor-profit institutions) and State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Form(s): ETA forms ETA–9035, ETA– 9035E, and ETA–9035CP. Total Annual Respondents: 569,260. Annual Frequency: On occasion. Total Annual Responses: One per respondent. Average Time per Response: 1.25 hours for forms ETA–9035/9035E, Appendix A (0.33 hour), and ETA– 9035CP. For other steps conducted: • Documentation of Corporate Identity—1 hour • H–1B Employer’s Only— Determination of H–1B Dependency— 0.5 hour • H–1B Employer’s Only— Determination of H–1B DependencyDocument Retention—0.05 hour • List of Exempt H–1B Employees in Public Access File—0.25 hour • Record of Assurances of Nondisplacement of U.S. Workers at Second Employer’s Worksite—0.166 hour (x5 times annually) • Offers of Employment to Displaced U.S. Workers—0.33 hour • Documentation of U.S. Worker Recruitment—0.33 hour • Documentation of Fringe Benefits— 1.5 hour • Documentation of Fringe Benefits for Multinational Employers—0.5 hour • Wage Recordkeeping requirements Applicable to Employers of H–1B Nonimmigrants—2.5 hour PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36159 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 910,844. Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $53,171,155. C. WHD Form Title(s): Nonimmigrant Worker Information Form. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Form(s): WH–4. Total Annual Respondents: 225. Annual Frequency: Once. Total Annual Responses: 225. Average Time per Response: 0.333 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 75. Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $4330.20. Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the ICR; they will also become a matter of public record. Commenters are encouraged not to disclose private and/or sensitive information (e.g., Social Security Numbers or confidential business information). Byron Zuidema, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2017–16293 Filed 8–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Proposed Revision to Existing Approved Collection; Comment Request Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 36160 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 148 / Thursday, August 3, 2017 / Notices collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Claim for Compensation (CA–7); Authorization for Examination and/or Treatment (CA–16); Duty Status Report (CA–17); Attending Physician’s Report (CA–20); Request for the Services of an Attendant (CA–1090); Referral to a Medical Specialist (CA–1305); OWCP Requirements for Audiological Examination (CA–1087); Referral for a Complete Audiologic and Otologic Examination (CA–1331); Outline for Audiologic Examination (CA–1332); Work Capacity Evaluation, Psychiatric/ Psychological Conditions (OWCP–5a); Work Capacity Evaluation, Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Conditions (OWCP–5b); and Work Capacity Evaluation, Musculoskeletal Conditions (OWCP–5c). 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 October 2, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by mail, delivery service, or by hand to Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Room S–3323, Washington, DC 20210; by fax to (202) 354–9647; or by Email to ferguson.yoon@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail/delivery, fax, or Email). Please note that comments submitted after the comment period will not be considered. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA), 5 U.S.C. 8101 et seq. The statute provides for the payment of benefits for wage loss and/ or for permanent impairment to a scheduled member, arising out of a work related injury or disease. The Act outlines the elements of pay which are to be included in an individual’s pay rate, and sets forth various other criteria for determining eligibility to and the amount of benefits, including: augmentation of basic compensation for individuals with qualifying dependents; a requirement to report any earnings during a period that compensation is claimed; a prohibition against concurrent receipt of FECA benefits and benefits from OPM or certain VA benefits; a mandate that money collected from a liable third party found responsible for the injury for which compensation has been paid is applied to benefits paid or payable. This information collection is currently approved for use through January 31, 2018. This ICR has been classified as a revision, because of a change to the CA– 16. As DFEC is focusing more on program integrity issues, in particular medical billing, and to strengthen efforts to reduce potential fraud and abuse, this form is intimately tied to those efforts and DFEC would like to incorporate recent and upcoming policy changes (e.g., new guidance/forms for compound and opioid medications—OMB 1240– 0055). The proposed revisions provide more clarification regarding who may be authorized to initiate the CA–16 and who is authorized to provide medical treatment, to include qualifications and definitions of these authorization officials. Further clarification is provided regarding non-authorization for compound medication and the requirements to be enrolled with our Medical Bill Processing Contractor to receive payments for services rendered. Where revisions were made, Time to complete (min) Form mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Instructions were expanded to provide explanation. 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 a revision in order to carry out its statutory responsibility to compensate injured employees under the provisions of the Act. Type of Review: Revision. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: FECA medical Reports, Claim for Compensation. OMB Number: 1240–0046. Agency Number: CA–7; CA–16; CA– 17; CA–20; CA–1090; CA–1305; CA– 1087; CA–1331; CA–1332; OWCP–5a; OWCP–5b; and OWCP–5c. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Federal Government previously approved. Total Respondents: 282,353. Number of responses Hours burden CA–7 ............................................................................................................................................ CA–16 .......................................................................................................................................... CA–17 .......................................................................................................................................... CA–20 .......................................................................................................................................... CA–1090 ...................................................................................................................................... CA–1305 ...................................................................................................................................... CA–1331/CA–1087* ..................................................................................................................... CA–1332 ...................................................................................................................................... OWCP–5’s ................................................................................................................................... 13 5 5 5 10 20 5 30 15 500 29,519 182,793 56,394 234 136 1,062 30 11,651 120 2,460 15,233 4,700 39 45 89 6 2,913 Totals .................................................................................................................................... ........................ 282,353 25,605 * Responses and hours associated with Form CA–1087 are included in the estimates for the Form CA–1331. The Form CA–1087 is attached to the Form CA–1331. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Aug 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 148 / Thursday, August 3, 2017 / Notices Total Annual Responses: 232,353. Average Time per Response: 5 minutes–30 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 25,605. Frequency: As Needed. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $110,118. 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: July 14, 2017. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2017–16320 Filed 8–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CH–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2016–0219] Information Collection: NRC Form 536, ‘‘Operator Licensing Examination Data’’ Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget; request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ‘‘NRC Form 536, ‘‘Operator Licensing Examination Data.’’ DATES: Submit comments by September 5, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit comments directly to the OMB reviewer at: Aaron Szabo, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150–0131), NEOB– 10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503; telephone: 202–395–3621, email: oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–2084; email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Aug 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2016– 0219 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain publiclyavailable information related to this action by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2016–0219. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyavailable documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘ADAMS Public Documents’’ and then select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by accessing ADAMS Accession No. ML17135A262. The supporting statement is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML17135A267. • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. • NRC’s Clearance Officer: A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by contacting the NRC’s Clearance Officer, David Cullison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–2084; email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV. B. Submitting Comments Please include Docket ID NRC–2016– 0219 in the subject line of your comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make your comment submission available to the public in this docket. The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your comment submission. The NRC posts all comment submissions at http:// www.regulations.gov as well as entering the comment submissions into ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove identifying or contact information. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36161 If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove such information before making the comment submissions available to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS. II. Background Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the NRC recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to OMB for review entitled, ‘‘NRC Form 536, ‘‘Operator Licensing Examination Data.’’ The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The NRC published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on March 15, 2017, (82 FR 13874). 1. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 536, ‘‘Operator Licensing Examination Data.’’ 2. OMB approval number: 3150–0131. 3. Type of submission: Extension. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 536. 5. How often the collection is required or requested: Annually. 6. Who will be required or asked to respond: (a) All holders of operating licenses for nuclear power reactors under the provision of part 50 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ‘‘Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities,’’ except those that have permanently ceased operations and have certified that fuel has been permanently removed from the reactor vessel; and (b) All holders of, or applicants for, a limited work authorization, early site permit, or combined licenses issued under 10 CFR part 52, ‘‘Licenses, Certifications and Approval for Nuclear Power Plants.’’ 7. The estimated number of annual responses: 100. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 100. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to comply with the information collection requirement or request: 75 (0.75 hour per form x 100). E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 148 (Thursday, August 3, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36159-36161]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-16320]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Proposed Revision to Existing Approved 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 the desired format, reporting burden (time and 
financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly 
understood, and the impact of

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collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. 
Currently, the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs is is 
soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Claim for 
Compensation (CA-7); Authorization for Examination and/or Treatment 
(CA-16); Duty Status Report (CA-17); Attending Physician's Report (CA-
20); Request for the Services of an Attendant (CA-1090); Referral to a 
Medical Specialist (CA-1305); OWCP Requirements for Audiological 
Examination (CA-1087); Referral for a Complete Audiologic and Otologic 
Examination (CA-1331); Outline for Audiologic Examination (CA-1332); 
Work Capacity Evaluation, Psychiatric/Psychological Conditions (OWCP-
5a); Work Capacity Evaluation, Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Conditions 
(OWCP-5b); and Work Capacity Evaluation, Musculoskeletal Conditions 
(OWCP-5c). 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 October 2, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by mail, delivery service, or by 
hand to Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Ave. NW., Room S-3323, Washington, DC 20210; by fax to (202) 354-9647; 
or by Email to ferguson.yoon@dol.gov. Please use only one method of 
transmission for comments (mail/delivery, fax, or Email). Please note 
that comments submitted after the comment period will not be 
considered.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    I. Background: The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) 
administers the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA), 5 U.S.C. 
8101 et seq. The statute provides for the payment of benefits for wage 
loss and/or for permanent impairment to a scheduled member, arising out 
of a work related injury or disease. The Act outlines the elements of 
pay which are to be included in an individual's pay rate, and sets 
forth various other criteria for determining eligibility to and the 
amount of benefits, including: augmentation of basic compensation for 
individuals with qualifying dependents; a requirement to report any 
earnings during a period that compensation is claimed; a prohibition 
against concurrent receipt of FECA benefits and benefits from OPM or 
certain VA benefits; a mandate that money collected from a liable third 
party found responsible for the injury for which compensation has been 
paid is applied to benefits paid or payable. This information 
collection is currently approved for use through January 31, 2018. This 
ICR has been classified as a revision, because of a change to the CA-
16. As DFEC is focusing more on program integrity issues, in particular 
medical billing, and to strengthen efforts to reduce potential fraud 
and abuse, this form is intimately tied to those efforts and DFEC would 
like to incorporate recent and upcoming policy changes (e.g., new 
guidance/forms for compound and opioid medications--OMB 1240-0055). The 
proposed revisions provide more clarification regarding who may be 
authorized to initiate the CA-16 and who is authorized to provide 
medical treatment, to include qualifications and definitions of these 
authorization officials. Further clarification is provided regarding 
non-authorization for compound medication and the requirements to be 
enrolled with our Medical Bill Processing Contractor to receive 
payments for services rendered. Where revisions were made, Instructions 
were expanded to provide explanation.
    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 a revision in 
order to carry out its statutory responsibility to compensate injured 
employees under the provisions of the Act.
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Title: FECA medical Reports, Claim for Compensation.
    OMB Number: 1240-0046.
    Agency Number: CA-7; CA-16; CA-17; CA-20; CA-1090; CA-1305; CA-
1087; CA-1331; CA-1332; OWCP-5a; OWCP-5b; and OWCP-5c.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit; Federal Government previously approved.
    Total Respondents: 282,353.

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                                                                      Time to        Number of
                              Form                                complete (min)     responses     Hours burden
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CA-7............................................................              13             500             120
CA-16...........................................................               5          29,519           2,460
CA-17...........................................................               5         182,793          15,233
CA-20...........................................................               5          56,394           4,700
CA-1090.........................................................              10             234              39
CA-1305.........................................................              20             136              45
CA-1331/CA-1087*................................................               5           1,062              89
CA-1332.........................................................              30              30               6
OWCP-5's........................................................              15          11,651           2,913
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    Totals......................................................  ..............         282,353          25,605
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* Responses and hours associated with Form CA-1087 are included in the estimates for the Form CA-1331. The Form
  CA-1087 is attached to the Form CA-1331.


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    Total Annual Responses: 232,353.
    Average Time per Response: 5 minutes-30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 25,605.
    Frequency: As Needed.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $110,118.
    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: July 14, 2017.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2017-16320 Filed 8-2-17; 8:45 am]
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