Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Federal Employees' Compensation Act Medical Reports and Compensation Claims, 55878-55879 [2017-25333]

Download as PDF 55878 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 225 / Friday, November 24, 2017 / Notices U.S. Airways, 38 F. Supp. 3d at 76 (‘‘[A] court is not required to hold an evidentiary hearing or to permit intervenors as part of its review under the Tunney Act.’’). The language wrote into the statute what Congress intended when it enacted the Tunney Act in 1974, as Senator Tunney explained: ‘‘[t]he court is nowhere compelled to go to trial or to engage in extended proceedings which might have the effect of vitiating the benefits of prompt and less costly settlement through the consent decree process.’’ 119 Cong. Rec. 24,598 (1973) (statement of Sen. Tunney). Rather, the procedure for the public interest determination is left to the discretion of the court, with the recognition that the court’s ‘‘scope of review remains sharply proscribed by precedent and the nature of Tunney Act proceedings.’’ SBC Commc’ns, 489 F. Supp. 2d at 11.14 ‘‘A court can make its public interest determination based on the competitive impact statement and response to public comments alone.’’ U.S. Airways, 38 F. Supp. 3d at 76. VIII. DETERMINATIVE DOCUMENTS There are no determinative materials or documents within the meaning of the APPA that were considered by the United States in formulating the proposed Final Judgment. Dated: November 14, 2017. Respectfully, Scott Reiter, Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Telecommunications and Broadband Section. 450 Fifth Street, NW., Suite 7000, Washington, DC 20530, Telephone: (202) 598–8796, Facsimile: (202) 514–6381, Email: scott.reiter@usdoj.gov. CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES I, Scott Reiter, hereby certify that on November 14, 2017, I caused copies of the foregoing Competitive Impact Statement to be served upon defendants CenturyLink, Inc. and Level 3 Communications, Inc. through the ECF system and by mailing the documents 14 See United States v. Enova Corp., 107 F. Supp. 2d 10, 17 (D.D.C. 2000) (‘‘The Tunney Act expressly allows the court to make its public interest determination on the basis of the competitive impact statement and response to comments alone.’’); United States v. Mid-Am. Dairymen, Inc., No. 73–CV–681–W–1, 1977 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15858, at *22 (W.D. Mo. May 17, 1977) (‘‘Absent a showing of corrupt failure of the government to discharge its duty, the Court, in making its public interest finding, should . . . carefully consider the explanations of the government in the competitive impact statement and its responses to comments in order to determine whether those explanations are reasonable under the circumstances.’’); S. Rep. No. 93–298, at 6 (1973) (‘‘Where the public interest can be meaningfully evaluated simply on the basis of briefs and oral arguments, that is the approach that should be utilized.’’). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Nov 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 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– Counsel for CenturyLink, Inc. 693–8064, (these are not toll-free Ilene Knable Gotts, Wachtell, Lipton, numbers) or sending an email to DOL_ Rosen & Katz, 51 West 52nd Street, PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. New York, NY 10019, Phone: 212– Submit comments about this request 403–1247, ikgotts@wlrk.com. by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Counsel for Level 3 Communication, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL– Inc. OWCP, Office of Management and J. Bruce McDonald, Jones Day, 717 Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002, NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: Phone: 832–239–3822, bmcdonald@ 202–395–5806 (this is not a toll-free jonesday.com. number); or by email: OIRA_ llllllllllllllllll submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to Scott Reiter, send a courtesy copy of any comments Trial Attorney, by mail or courier to the U.S. U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Telecommunications and Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of Broadband Section, the Chief Information Officer, Attn: 450 Fifth St. NW., Suite 7000, Departmental Information Compliance Washington, DC 20530, Management Program, Room N1301, Phone: 202–598–8796, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Fax: 202–514–6381, Washington, DC 20210; or by email: Email: scott.reiter@usdoj.gov. DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. [FR Doc. 2017–25373 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE P Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or DEPARTMENT OF LABOR sending an email to DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Office of the Secretary SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for Agency Information Collection revisions to the Federal Employees’ Activities; Submission for OMB Compensation Act (FECA) Medical Review; Comment Request; Federal Employees’ Compensation Act Medical Reports and Compensation Claims information collection. Forms within Reports and Compensation Claims this collection are used to file claims for ACTION: Notice of availability; request wage loss or permanent impairment due for comments. to a Federal employment-related injury and to obtain necessary medical SUMMARY: The Department of Labor documentation to determine whether a (DOL) is submitting the Office of claimant is entitled to benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Programs FECA. This information collection has (OWCP) sponsored information been classified as a revision, because the collection request (ICR) revision titled, agency is clarifying questions related to ‘‘Federal Employees’ Compensation Act tetanus, incorporating new guidance Medical Reports and Compensation forms, and clarifying other questions Claims,’’ to the Office of Management and disclosures to ensure respondents and Budget (OMB) for review and understand what information is needed approval for use in accordance with the and what assistance and benefits are Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of available. This information collection is 1995. Public comments on the ICR are authorized under 5 U.S.C. 8102. invited. This information collection is subject DATES: The OMB will consider all to the PRA. A Federal agency generally written comments that agency receives cannot conduct or sponsor a collection on or before December 26, 2017. of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with information collection, unless it is applicable supporting documentation; approved by the OMB under the PRA including a description of the likely and displays a currently valid OMB respondents, proposed frequency of Control Number. In addition, response, and estimated total burden notwithstanding any other provisions of may be obtained free of charge from the law, no person shall generally be subject RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// to penalty for failing to comply with a www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAView ICR?ref_nbr=201701-1240-002 (this link collection of information that does not electronically to the duly authorized legal representatives of the defendants, as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 225 / Friday, November 24, 2017 / Notices 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 1240–0046. The current approval is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2018; however, the DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. New requirements would only take effect upon OMB approval. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notices published in the Federal Register on April 6, 2017 (82 FR 16858) and August 3, 2017 (82 FR 36159). 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 1240–0046. 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–OWCP. Title of Collection: Federal Employees’ Compensation Act Medical Reports and Compensation Claims. OMB Control Number: 1240–0046. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 282,353. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 282,353. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 25,605 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $110,118. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Nov 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 Dated: November 14, 2017. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–25333 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CH–P Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0148] Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Proximity Detection Systems for Continuous Mining Machines in Underground Coal Mines Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This program helps to assure 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 Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments on the information collection for Proximity Detection Systems for Continuous Mining Machines in Underground Coal Mines. DATES: All comments must be received on or before January 23, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the information collection requirements of this notice may be sent by any of the methods listed below. • Federal E-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments for docket number MSHA– 2017–0033. • Regular Mail: Send comments to USDOL–MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, VA 22202–5452. • Hand Delivery: USDOL-Mine Safety and Health Administration, 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, VA 22202–5452. Sign in at the receptionist’s desk on the 4th floor via the East elevator. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila McConnell, Director, Office of PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, at MSHA.information.collections@dol.gov (email); (202) 693–9440 (voice); or (202) 693–9441 (facsimile). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SUMMARY: 55879 Section 103(h) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. Section 813(h), authorizes MSHA to collect information necessary to carry out its duties in protecting the safety and health of miners. Further, section 101(a) of the Mine Act, 30 U.S.C. 811, authorizes the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to develop, promulgate, and revise as may be appropriate, improved mandatory health or safety standards for the protection of life and prevention of injuries in coal or other mines. On January 15, 2015, MSHA published a final rule that requires underground coal mine operators to equip continuous mining machines, except full-face continuous mining machines, with proximity detection systems (80 FR 2188). Miners working near continuous mining machines face pinning, crushing, and striking hazards that result in accidents involving lifethreatening injuries and death. Proximity detection is a technology that uses electronic sensors to detect the motion or the location of one object relative to another. Proximity detection systems provide a warning and stop mining machines before a pinning, crushing, or striking accident occurs that could result in injury or death to a miner. The information collections contained in this final rule were approved under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Title 30 CFR 75.1732(d)(1) requires at the completion of the check of the machine-mounted components of the proximity detection system under section 75.1732(c)(1), a certified person under section 75.100 must certify by initials, date, and time that the check was conducted. Defects found as a result of the check, including corrective actions and dates of corrective actions, must be recorded. Section 75.1732(d)(2) requires the operator to make a record of the defects found as a result of the checks of minerwearable components required under section 75.1732(c)(2), including corrective actions and dates of corrective actions. Section 75.1732(d)(3) requires the operator to make a record of the persons trained in the installation and maintenance of proximity detection systems under section 75.1732(b)(6). E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 225 (Friday, November 24, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55878-55879]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Federal Employees' Compensation Act Medical 
Reports and Compensation Claims

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of 
Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection 
request (ICR) revision titled, ``Federal Employees' Compensation Act 
Medical Reports and Compensation Claims,'' to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are 
invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before December 26, 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=201701-1240-002 (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 sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-
OWCP, 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: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 
202-693-4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or 
sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for 
revisions to the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) Medical 
Reports and Compensation Claims information collection. Forms within 
this collection are used to file claims for wage loss or permanent 
impairment due to a Federal employment-related injury and to obtain 
necessary medical documentation to determine whether a claimant is 
entitled to benefits under the FECA. This information collection has 
been classified as a revision, because the agency is clarifying 
questions related to tetanus, incorporating new guidance forms, and 
clarifying other questions and disclosures to ensure respondents 
understand what information is needed and what assistance and benefits 
are available. This information collection is authorized under 5 U.S.C. 
8102.
    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

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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 1240-0046. The current approval is scheduled to expire on 
January 31, 2018; however, the DOL notes that existing information 
collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month 
extension while they undergo review. New requirements would only take 
effect upon OMB approval. For additional substantive information about 
this ICR, see the related notices published in the Federal Register on 
April 6, 2017 (82 FR 16858) and August 3, 2017 (82 FR 36159).
    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 1240-0046. 
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-OWCP.
    Title of Collection: Federal Employees' Compensation Act Medical 
Reports and Compensation Claims.
    OMB Control Number: 1240-0046.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 282,353.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 282,353.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 25,605 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $110,118.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

    Dated: November 14, 2017.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-25333 Filed 11-22-17; 8:45 am]
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