Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation; Proposed Renewal of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 9869-9870 [2018-04684]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 46 / Thursday, March 8, 2018 / Notices reduce to the maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of effort in obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657). The information collection requirements specified in the Acrylonitrile (AN) Standard protect workers from the adverse health effects that may result from their exposure to AN. The major information collection requirements of the AN Standard include notifying workers of their AN exposures, implementing a written compliance program, providing examining physicians with specific information, ensuring that workers receive a copy of their medical examination results, maintaining workers’ exposure monitoring and medical records for specific periods, and providing access to these records by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSHA), the affected workers, and designated representatives. II. Special Issues for Comment OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues: • Whether the proposed information collection requirements are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency’s functions to protect workers, including whether the information is useful; • The accuracy of OSHA’s estimate of the burden (time and costs) of the information collection requirements, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • The quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply, for example, by using automated or other technological information collection, and transmission techniques, sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES III. Proposed Actions The Agency is requesting an adjustment increase in the burden hour total from 1,999 to 2,754 hours, a total increase of 755 hours. The increase is due to an adjustment of establishments and workers that were identified for this ICR. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: Acrylonitrile Standard (29 CFR 1910.1045). OMB Control Number: 1218–0126. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits. Number of Respondents: 20. Number of Responses: 6,792. Frequency of Responses: On occasion. Average Time per Response: Various. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,754. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $185,686. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Mar 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 IV. Public Participation—Submission of Comments on This Notice and Internet Access to Comments and Submissions You may submit comments in response to this document as follows: (1) Electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax) at (202) 693–1648 or (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA–2011–0195). You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference to an electronic or a facsimile submission, you must submit them to the OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES). The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments by your name, date, and the docket number so that the Agency can attach them to your comments. Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–2350, (TTY (877) 889– 5627). Comments and submissions are posted without change at http:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about submitting personal information such as social security numbers and dates of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through this website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the http:// www.regulations.gov website to submit comments and access the docket is available at the website’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available from the website, and for assistance in using the internet to locate docket submissions. V. Authority and Signature Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9869 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912). Signed at Washington, DC, on March 1, 2018. Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2018–04685 Filed 3–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation; Proposed Renewal of Existing Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. 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. 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. Currently, the Office of Workers’ Compensation (OWCP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Notice of Controversion of Right to Compensation (LS–207). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this Notice. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before May 7, 2018. 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 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. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 9870 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 46 / Thursday, March 8, 2018 / Notices I. Background The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). The Act provides benefits to workers’ injured in maritime employment on the navigable waters of the United States or in an adjoining area customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. In addition, several acts extend the Longshore Act’s coverage to certain other employees. Pursuant to section 914(d) of the Longshore Act, and 20CFR702.251, if an employer controverts the right to compensation, he/she shall file with the district director in the affected compensation district on or before the fourteenth day after he/she has knowledge of the alleged injury or death, a notice, in accordance with a form prescribed by the Secretary, stating that the right to compensation is controverted. Form LS– 207 has been designated for this purpose. Form LS–207 is used by insurance carriers and self-insured employers to controvert claims under the Longshore Act and extensions. The information is used by OWCP district offices to determine the basis for not paying benefits in a case. This information collection is currently approved for use through May 31, 2018. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES II. Review Focus: The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: III. Current Actions: The Department of Labor seeks the extension of approval of this information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to meet the 16:51 Mar 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 Dated: February 27, 2018. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2018–04684 Filed 3–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CF–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION * 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 statutory requirements to provide compensation or death benefits under the Act to workers covered by the Act. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Notice of Controversion of Right to Compensation. OMB Number: 1240–0042. Agency Number: LS–207. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 600. Total Annual Responses: 18,000. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 4,500. Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $8,299.80. 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. [Notice: (18–019)] Notice of Information Collection National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. AGENCY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: All comments should be submitted within 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20543. Attention: Desk Officer for NASA. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Lori Parker, NASA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, JF0000, Washington, DC 20546 or email Lori.Parker-1@nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract NASA’s founding legislation, the Space Act of 1958, as amended, directs the agency to expand human knowledge of Earth and space phenomena and to preserve the role of the United States as a leader in aeronautics, space science, and technology. The NASA Office of Education administers the agency’s national education activities in support of the Space Act, including the performance measurement and evaluation of educational projects and programs. This generic clearance will allow the NASA Office of Education to continue to test and pilot with subject matter experts, secondary students, higher education students, educators, and interested parties new and existing information collection forms and assessment instruments for the purposes of improvement and establishing validity and reliability characteristics of the forms and instruments. Existing information collections include Undergraduate Internship Impact Surveys (Baseline and Follow-up Instruments), Undergraduate Internship Impact Surveys (Retrospective and Traditional Developed Instruments), STEM Challenges Impact Surveys (Student Baseline and Follow-up Instruments), STEM Challenges Impact Surveys (Educator Retrospective Instruments), One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) Student-level data application, and Office of Education Performance Measurement (OEPM) Program-level data system. Forms and instruments to be tested include program application forms, customer satisfaction questionnaires, focus group protocols, and project activity survey instruments. Methodological testing will include focus group discussions, pilot surveys to test new individual question items as well as the complete form and instrument. In addition, test-retest and similar protocols will be used to determine reliability characteristics of the forms and instruments. Methodological testing will assure that forms and instruments accurately and consistently collect and measure what they are intended to measure and that data collection items are interpreted precisely and consistently, all towards the goal of accurate Agency reporting E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 46 (Thursday, March 8, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9869-9870]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-04684]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation; Proposed 
Renewal of Existing Collection; Comment Request

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. 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. Currently, the Office of Workers' Compensation 
(OWCP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: 
Notice of Controversion of Right to Compensation (LS-207). A copy of 
the proposed information collection request can be obtained by 
contacting the office listed below in the address section of this 
Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before May 7, 2018.

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 [email protected]. 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: 

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I. Background

    The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers the 
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). The Act 
provides benefits to workers' injured in maritime employment on the 
navigable waters of the United States or in an adjoining area 
customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or 
building a vessel. In addition, several acts extend the Longshore Act's 
coverage to certain other employees. Pursuant to section 914(d) of the 
Longshore Act, and 20CFR702.251, if an employer controverts the right 
to compensation, he/she shall file with the district director in the 
affected compensation district on or before the fourteenth day after 
he/she has knowledge of the alleged injury or death, a notice, in 
accordance with a form prescribed by the Secretary, stating that the 
right to compensation is controverted. Form LS-207 has been designated 
for this purpose. Form LS-207 is used by insurance carriers and self-
insured employers to controvert claims under the Longshore Act and 
extensions. The information is used by OWCP district offices to 
determine the basis for not paying benefits in a case. This information 
collection is currently approved for use through May 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 extension of approval of this 
information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to meet 
the statutory requirements to provide compensation or death benefits 
under the Act to workers covered by the Act.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Notice of Controversion of Right to Compensation.
    OMB Number: 1240-0042.
    Agency Number: LS-207.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Total Respondents: 600.
    Total Annual Responses: 18,000.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 4,500.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $8,299.80.
    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: February 27, 2018.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2018-04684 Filed 3-7-18; 8:45 am]
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