Proposed Renewal of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 40169 [2017-17525]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 163 / Thursday, August 24, 2017 / Notices Below we provide the U.S. International trade Commission’s projected average estimates for the next three years: Current Actions: Extension of current clearance. Type of Review: New Collection. Affected Public: Businesses and Organizations. Average Expected Number of Activities (annual): 10. Average Number of Respondents (per activity): 60. Annual Responses (annual): 600. Frequency of Response: Once per request. Average Minutes per Response: 30. Average Burden Hours (annual): 300. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number. By order of the Commission. Issued: August 21, 2017. William R. Bishop, Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–17969 Filed 8–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Proposed Renewal of Existing Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. Currently, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Agreement and Undertaking (OWCP–1). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice. 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. DATES: 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). rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:29 Aug 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 Please note that comments submitted after the comment period will not be considered. 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). I. Background: Coal mine operators desiring to be self-insurers are required by law (30 U.S.C. 933 BL) to produce security by way of an indemnity bond, security deposit, a letter of credit, or 501(c)(21) trust. Once a company’s application to become self-insured is reviewed by the Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation (DCMWC) and it is determined the company is potentially eligible, an amount of security is determined to guarantee the payment of benefits required by the Act. The OWCP–1 form is executed by the self-insurer who agrees to abide by the Department’s rules and authorizes the Secretary, in the event of default, to file suit to secure payment from a bond underwriter or in the case of a Federal Reserve account, to sell the securities for the same purpose. A company cannot be authorized to self-insure until this requirement is met. Regulations establishing this requirement are at 20 CFR 726.110 for Black Lung. This information collection is currently approved for use through January 31, 2018. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40169 III. Current Actions: The Department of Labor seeks the approval of the extension of this currently approved information collection in order to determine if a coal mine company is potentially eligible to become selfinsured. The information is reviewed to insure that the correct amounts of negotiable securities are deposited or indemnity bond is purchased and that in a case of default OWCP has the authority to utilize the securities or bond. If this Agreement and Undertaking were not required, OWCP would not be empowered to utilize the company’s security deposit to meet its financial responsibilities for the payment of black lung benefits in case of default. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Agreement and Undertaking. OMB Number: 1240–0039. Agency Number: OWCP–1. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Total Respondents: 17. Total Responses: 17. Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 4. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $9. 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: August 14, 2017. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2017–17525 Filed 8–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CR–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Sunshine Act Meeting The Legal Services Corporation’s Finance Committee will meet telephonically on August 31, 2017. The meeting will commence at 3:15 p.m., EDT, and will continue until the conclusion of the Committee’s agenda. LOCATION: John N. Erlenborn Conference Room, Legal Services Corporation Headquarters, 3333 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20007. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 163 (Thursday, August 24, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 40169]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-17525]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Proposed Renewal of Existing Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Currently, the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs is 
soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Agreement and 
Undertaking (OWCP-1). A copy of the proposed information collection 
request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the 
addresses section of this Notice. 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.

DATES: 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: 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).
    I. Background: Coal mine operators desiring to be self-insurers are 
required by law (30 U.S.C. 933 BL) to produce security by way of an 
indemnity bond, security deposit, a letter of credit, or 501(c)(21) 
trust. Once a company's application to become self-insured is reviewed 
by the Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC) and it is 
determined the company is potentially eligible, an amount of security 
is determined to guarantee the payment of benefits required by the Act. 
The OWCP-1 form is executed by the self-insurer who agrees to abide by 
the Department's rules and authorizes the Secretary, in the event of 
default, to file suit to secure payment from a bond underwriter or in 
the case of a Federal Reserve account, to sell the securities for the 
same purpose. A company cannot be authorized to self-insure until this 
requirement is met. Regulations establishing this requirement are at 20 
CFR 726.110 for Black Lung. This information collection is currently 
approved for use through January 31, 2018.
    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 of 
the extension of this currently approved information collection in 
order to determine if a coal mine company is potentially eligible to 
become self-insured. The information is reviewed to insure that the 
correct amounts of negotiable securities are deposited or indemnity 
bond is purchased and that in a case of default OWCP has the authority 
to utilize the securities or bond. If this Agreement and Undertaking 
were not required, OWCP would not be empowered to utilize the company's 
security deposit to meet its financial responsibilities for the payment 
of black lung benefits in case of default.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Title: Agreement and Undertaking.
    OMB Number: 1240-0039.
    Agency Number: OWCP-1.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Total Respondents: 17.
    Total Responses: 17.
    Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 4.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $9.
    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: August 14, 2017.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2017-17525 Filed 8-23-17; 8:45 am]
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