Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Proposed Renewal of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 30459-30460 [2018-13882]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 125 / Thursday, June 28, 2018 / Notices collection, and it will take each respondent approximately 30 minutes to complete their responses on the template provided by ATF. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated annual public burden associated with this collection is 488 hours which is equal to 975 (# of respondents) * 1(# of responses per respondents) * .5 (30 minutes). 7. An Explanation of the Change in Estimates: The total responses and burden hours associated with this IC were reduced by 50 and 25 respectively, due to less respondents since the previous renewal in 2015. However, the total costs for this IC have increased by $27, due to an increase in mailing costs from 45 cents in 2015 to 50 cents in 2018. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: June 25, 2018. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2018–13900 Filed 6–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–FY–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On June 21, 2018, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed consent decree with the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii in United States of America v. TWOL LLC et al., Civil Action No. 1:18–cv–00242. The complaint in this Clean Water Act (‘‘CWA’’) case was filed against the defendants concurrently with the lodging of the consent decree. The complaint alleges that Defendants TWOL LLC, Loi Chi Hang, and Nguyen Ngoc Tran are each liable for civil penalties stemming from violations of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. 1321, aboard the Honolulu-based commercial fishing vessel Pacific Dragon f/k/a Elizabeth. The United States’ allegations address discharges of oily waste from the vessel’s bilge while fishing for tuna off the Hawaiian coast and violations of the United States Coast Guard’s pollution control regulations, including failure to provide sufficient capacity to retain oily bilge water on board the vessel. The complaint seeks civil penalties from VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Jun 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 TWOL LLC, Mr. Hang, and Mr. Tran, along with injunctive relief from the same defendants and Defendant LNK Fishery LLC. TWOL LLC was the owner of the Pacific Dragon f/k/a Elizabeth when the alleged CWA violations occurred, and LNK Fishery LLC is the current owner of the vessel. Mr. Hang and Mr. Tran are managing members of both companies. Under the proposed consent decree, the defendants will perform corrective measures to remedy the violations and prevent future violations, including: (1) Repairing the vessel to reduce the quantity of oily waste generated during a fishing voyage; (2) providing crewmembers with training on the proper handling of oily wastes; (3) documenting proper oily waste management and disposal after returning to port; and (4) submitting compliance reports to the Coast Guard and to the Department of Justice. The consent decree also requires TWOL LLC, Mr. Hang, and Mr. Tran to each pay a civil penalty. The penalty amounts were set after considering each defendant’s limited ability to pay a higher penalty, as demonstrated through documentation submitted to the United States and analyzed by a financial expert. TWOL LLC must pay a civil penalty of $1,000; Mr. Hang must pay a civil penalty of $8,000; and Mr. Tran must pay a civil penalty of $5,000. Under the terms of the CWA, the penalties paid for these discharges will be deposited in the federal Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund managed by the National Pollution Funds Center. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed consent decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States of America v. TWOL LLC et al., D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–1– 1–11818. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: To submit comments: Send them to: By email ....... pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. By mail ......... During the public comment period, the proposed consent decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: https:// www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30459 We will provide a paper copy of the proposed consent decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $15.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Henry Friedman, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2018–13873 Filed 6–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–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 Programs (OWCP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Request for Earnings Information (LS– 426). 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 August 27, 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; or by fax to (202) 354–9647; or by Email to DATES: E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 30460 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 125 / Thursday, June 28, 2018 / Notices 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: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 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. The Secretary of Labor is authorized, under the Act, to make rules and regulations to administer the Act and its extensions. Pursuant to the LHWCA, injured employees shall receive compensation in an amount equal to 66–2/3 per centum of their average weekly wage. Form LS–426, Request for Earnings Information, is used by district offices to collect wage information from injured workers to assure payment of compensation benefits to injured workers at the proper rate. This information is needed for determination of compensation benefits in accordance with section 10 of the LHWCA. This information collection is currently approved for use through September 30, 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Jun 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 III. Current Actions The Department of Labor seeks the extension of approval of this information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to assure payment of compensation benefits to injured workers at the proper rate. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Request for Earnings Information. OMB Number: 1240–0025. Agency Number: LS–426. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Respondents: 100. Total Annual Responses: 100. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 25. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $23. 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: June 21, 2018. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2018–13882 Filed 6–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CF–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–2018–048] Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed records schedules; request for comments. AGENCY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory instructions on what happens to records when agencies no longer need them for current Government business. The records schedules authorize agencies to preserve records of continuing value in the National Archives of the United States and to destroy, after a specified SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 period, records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. NARA publishes notice in the Federal Register for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records they no longer need to conduct agency business. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules. DATES: NARA must receive requests for copies in writing by July 30, 2018. Once NARA finishes appraising the records, we will send you a copy of the schedule you requested. We usually prepare appraisal memoranda that contain additional information concerning the records covered by a proposed schedule. You may also request these. If you do, we will also provide them once we have completed the appraisal. You have 30 days after we send to you these requested documents in which to submit comments. ADDRESSES: You may request a copy of any records schedule identified in this notice by contacting Records Appraisal and Agency Assistance (ACRA) using one of the following means: Mail: NARA (ACRA); 8601 Adelphi Road; College Park, MD 20740–6001. Email: request.schedule@nara.gov. Fax: 301–837–3698. You must cite the control number, which appears in parentheses after the name of the agency that submitted the schedule, and a mailing address. If you would like an appraisal report, please include that in your request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Hawkins, Director, by mail at Records Appraisal and Agency Assistance (ACRA); National Archives and Records Administration; 8601 Adelphi Road; College Park, MD 20740– 6001, by phone at 301–837–1799, or by email at request.schedule@nara.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NARA publishes notice in the Federal Register for records schedules they no longer need to conduct agency business. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a). Each year, Federal agencies create billions of records on paper, film, magnetic tape, and other media. To control this accumulation, agency records managers prepare schedules proposing records retention periods and submit these schedules for NARA’s approval. These schedules provide for timely transfer into the National Archives of historically valuable records and authorize the agency to dispose of all other records after the agency no longer needs them to conduct its business. Some schedules are comprehensive and cover all the records of an agency or one of its major E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 125 (Thursday, June 28, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30459-30460]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-13882]


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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 
Programs (OWCP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed 
collection: Request for Earnings Information (LS-426). 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 August 27, 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; or by fax to (202) 354-
9647; or by Email to

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[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:

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.
    The Secretary of Labor is authorized, under the Act, to make rules 
and regulations to administer the Act and its extensions. Pursuant to 
the LHWCA, injured employees shall receive compensation in an amount 
equal to 66-2/3 per centum of their average weekly wage. Form LS-426, 
Request for Earnings Information, is used by district offices to 
collect wage information from injured workers to assure payment of 
compensation benefits to injured workers at the proper rate. This 
information is needed for determination of compensation benefits in 
accordance with section 10 of the LHWCA. This information collection is 
currently approved for use through September 30, 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 
assure payment of compensation benefits to injured workers at the 
proper rate.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Title: Request for Earnings Information.
    OMB Number: 1240-0025.
    Agency Number: LS-426.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Respondents: 100.
    Total Annual Responses: 100.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 25.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $23.
    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: June 21, 2018.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2018-13882 Filed 6-27-18; 8:45 am]
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