Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation; Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 47772-47773 [2017-22163]

Download as PDF 47772 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 197 / Friday, October 13, 2017 / Notices • The descriptions of the code categories, including the lists of inclusions and exclusions. • Alphabetical indices and other desired tools for coding assistance. • Any other thoughts on the coding system. Signed at Washington, DC, this 5th day of October 2017. Kimberley Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems. [FR Doc. 2017–22188 Filed 10–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2017–0010] Nevada State Plan; Change in Level of Federal Enforcement: Private-Sector Employment on Military Bases Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This document gives notice of OSHA’s approval of a change to the state of Nevada’s Occupational Safety and Health State Plan reinstating federal OSHA enforcement authority over private-sector employment on military facilities and bases in Nevada. The Nevada State Plan currently has coverage over some private-sector contractors on military bases. Therefore, OSHA amends the Nevada State Plan’s coverage to reflect this change in the level of federal enforcement. DATES: Applicable Date: October 13, 2017. SUMMARY: For press inquiries: Francis Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications: Telephone: (202) 693– 1999; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov. For general and technical information: Douglas J. Kalinowski, Director, OSHA Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs: Telephone: (202) 693–2200; email: kalinowski.doug@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. 667 (OSH Act), provides that states that assume responsibility for developing and enforcing their own occupational safety and health standards may do so by submitting and obtaining federal approval of a State Plan. State Plan approval occurs in stages which include initial approval under section 18(c) of asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 12, 2017 Jkt 244001 the OSH Act and, ultimately, final approval under section 18(e). The Nevada State Plan was initially approved under Section 18(c) of the OSH Act on January 4, 1974 (39 FR 1009). The Nevada State Plan is administered by the Department of Business and Industry, Division of Industrial Relations, Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Nevada OSHA). On April 18, 2000, OSHA announced the final approval of the Nevada State Plan pursuant to section 18(e) and amended 29 CFR part 1952 to reflect the Assistant Secretary’s decision (65 FR 20742). As a result, federal OSHA relinquished its enforcement authority with regard to occupational safety and health issues covered by the Nevada State Plan. Federal OSHA retained its authority over safety and health in the private sector over maritime employment; contract workers, and contractoroperated facilities engaged in U.S. Postal Service mail operations; contractors and subcontractors on land under exclusive federal jurisdiction; employment on Indian Land; and any hazard, industry, geographical area, operation, or facility over which the state is unable to effectively exercise jurisdiction for reasons not related to the required performance or structure of the plan. To establish military facilities, the Federal Government may privately purchase or lease land, as any other entity would, and in those cases a State Plan can cover private-sector occupational safety and health on such land. In other cases, the Federal Government may ask a State to cede the land to the Federal Government, in which case the latter obtains jurisdiction over it; however, a State may retain some jurisdiction. Thus, the determination whether the State Plan or federal OSHA covers private-sector employers on military facilities can be complicated. For example, military facilities in Nevada sometimes encompass both land where jurisdiction has been ceded and land privately owned by the Federal Government (though federal OSHA covers all federal civilian employees on military facilities). This situation has created confusion as to whether federal OSHA or the Nevada State Plan covers privatesector employers on a military facility, and is a resource-intensive inquiry. Thus, the Nevada State Plan requested on December 14, 2016, that federal OSHA resume enforcement authority over all private-sector employment on military facilities and bases. After discussions between federal OSHA and Nevada OSHA, both agencies agreed PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that federal coverage of all private-sector contractors on military bases was the best solution to ensure prompt and effective protection to workers on military bases in Nevada. Accordingly, notice is hereby given of the change in federal enforcement authority over private-sector contractors on military bases in Nevada, and coverage is transferred from the Nevada State Plan to federal OSHA. Authority and Signature Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, authorized the preparation of this notice. OSHA is issuing this notice under the authority specified by Section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 667), Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912), and 29 CFR parts 1902, 1953 and 1955. Signed in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2017. Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2017–22175 Filed 10–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation; Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. Currently, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Representative Payee Report (CM–623), Representative Payee Report, Short Form (CM–623S) and Physician’s/Medical Officer’s Statement (CM–787). 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: Written comments must be submitted by December 12, 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., SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 47773 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 197 / Friday, October 13, 2017 / Notices 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. 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: The Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation administers the Black Lung Benefits Act (30 U.S.C. 901 et seq.) which provides benefits to coal miners totally disabled due to pneumoniosis, and their surviving dependents. The CM–623, Representative Payee Report is used to collect expenditure data regarding the disbursement of the beneficiary’s benefits by the representative payee to assure that the beneficiary’s needs are being met. The CM–623S, Representative Payee—Short Form, is a shortened version of the CM–623 that is SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: used when the representative payee is a family member residing with the beneficiary. Currently, the representative payee completes the CM– 623/CM–623S to provide a final accounting of benefits received on behalf of the beneficiary. Commonly, final utilization is due to the death of the beneficiary or when there is a change in representative payee determination. The CM–787, Physician’s/Medical Officer’s Statement is used to gather information from the beneficiary’s physician about the capability of the beneficiary to manage monthly benefits. This form is used by OWCP to determine if it is in the beneficiary’s best interest to have his/ her benefits managed by another party. The regulatory authority for collecting this information is in 20 CFR 725.506, 510, 511, and 513. 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 Time to complete Form Frequency of response 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 carry out its responsibility to administer the Black Lung Benefits Act. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Representative Payee Report (CM–623), Representative Payee Report, Short Form (CM–623S) and Physician’s/ Medical Officer’s Statement (CM–787). OMB Number: 1240–0020. Agency Number: CM–623, CM–623S and CM–787. Affected Public: Individuals or households, Business or other for-profit and Not-for-profit institutions. Number of respondents Number of responses Hours burden 90 10 15 As Needed ..... As Needed ..... Once .............. 300 325 700 300 325 700 450 54 175 Totals ............................................................................ asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES CM–623 ............................................................................... CM–623S ............................................................................. CM–787 ............................................................................... ........................ ........................ 1,325 1,325 679 Total Respondents: 1,325. Total Annual Responses: 1,325. Average Time per Response: 31 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 679. 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: October 3, 2017. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2017–22163 Filed 10–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 12, 2017 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation; Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. Currently, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Report of Changes that May Affect Your Black Lung Benefits (CM–929 and CM–929P). 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. DATES: Written comments must be submitted by December 12, 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: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation; Proposed Extension 
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: Representative 
Payee Report (CM-623), Representative Payee Report, Short Form (CM-
623S) and Physician's/Medical Officer's Statement (CM-787). 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: Written comments must be submitted by December 12, 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.,

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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: The Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation 
administers the Black Lung Benefits Act (30 U.S.C. 901 et seq.) which 
provides benefits to coal miners totally disabled due to pneumoniosis, 
and their surviving dependents. The CM-623, Representative Payee Report 
is used to collect expenditure data regarding the disbursement of the 
beneficiary's benefits by the representative payee to assure that the 
beneficiary's needs are being met. The CM-623S, Representative Payee--
Short Form, is a shortened version of the CM-623 that is used when the 
representative payee is a family member residing with the beneficiary. 
Currently, the representative payee completes the CM-623/CM-623S to 
provide a final accounting of benefits received on behalf of the 
beneficiary. Commonly, final utilization is due to the death of the 
beneficiary or when there is a change in representative payee 
determination. The CM-787, Physician's/Medical Officer's Statement is 
used to gather information from the beneficiary's physician about the 
capability of the beneficiary to manage monthly benefits. This form is 
used by OWCP to determine if it is in the beneficiary's best interest 
to have his/her benefits managed by another party. The regulatory 
authority for collecting this information is in 20 CFR 725.506, 510, 
511, and 513. 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 
for the extension 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: Extension.
    Title: Representative Payee Report (CM-623), Representative Payee 
Report, Short Form (CM-623S) and Physician's/Medical Officer's 
Statement (CM-787).
    OMB Number: 1240-0020.
    Agency Number: CM-623, CM-623S and CM-787.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, Business or other for-
profit and Not-for-profit institutions.

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                                  Time to        Frequency  of       Number of       Number of
            Form                 complete          response         respondents      responses     Hours burden
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CM-623......................              90  As Needed.........             300             300             450
CM-623S.....................              10  As Needed.........             325             325              54
CM-787......................              15  Once..............             700             700             175
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    Totals..................  ..............  ..................           1,325           1,325             679
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    Total Respondents: 1,325.
    Total Annual Responses: 1,325.
    Average Time per Response: 31 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 679.
    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: October 3, 2017.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
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