Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 44910 [2018-19165]

Download as PDF 44910 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 4, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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). 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 is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Statement of Recovery (SOR) Forms (CA–1108 and CA–1122). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before November 5, 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 SUMMARY: (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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: A Federal employee who sustains a work-related injury is entitled to receive compensation under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). If that injury is caused under circumstances that create a legal liability in a third party to pay damages, the FECA authorizes the Secretary of Labor to require the employee to assign his or her right of action to the United States or to prosecute the action in his or her own name. See 5 U.S.C. 8131. When the employee receives a payment for his or her damages, whether from a final court judgment on or a settlement of the action, section 8132 of the FECA (5 U.S.C. 8132) provides that the employee ‘‘shall refund to the United States that amount of compensation paid by the United States. . . .’’ To enforce the United States’ statutory right of reimbursement, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) has promulgated regulations. The regulations require a FECA beneficiary to report these types of payments (20 CFR 10.710) and submit the detailed information necessary to calculate the amount of the refund and surplus, if any, according to the formula in the statute (20 CFR 10.707(e)). The information collected by Form CA–1108 and Form CA–1122 from the FECA beneficiary includes this information and is necessary to calculate the amount of the refund and surplus owed to the United States from the FECA beneficiary’s settlement or judgment, as required in the statute and the regulations. This information collection is currently approved for use through November 30, 2018. Time to complete (min.) sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Form Frequency of response 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 exercise its responsibility to enforce the United States’ right to this refund. The information collected with Form CA– 1108 and Form CA–1122 is used by SOL personnel to determine the amount to be reimbursed to the United States out of the proceeds of an action asserted by an injured Federal employee against a liable third party for a compensable injury. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Program. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Statement of Recovery Forms. OMB Number: 1240–0001. Agency Number: CA–1108 and CA– 1122. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Individuals or households. Number of respondents Number of responses Hours burden CA–1108 Business Respondent .......................................... CA–1122 Individual Respondent ......................................... 30 15 1 1 928 10 928 10 464 3 Totals ............................................................................ NA NA 938 938 467 Total Respondents: 938. Total Annual Responses: 938. Average Time per Response: 15–30 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 467. Frequency: As needed. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Aug 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $249. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Dated: August 27, 2018. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, US Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2018–19165 Filed 8–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CH–P E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 171 (Tuesday, September 4, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Page 44910]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Division of Federal Employees' Compensation, Office of Workers' 
Compensation Programs, Department of Labor.

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 (PRA95). 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 is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to 
extend OMB approval of the information collection: Statement of 
Recovery (SOR) Forms (CA-1108 and CA-1122). A copy of the proposed 
information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office 
listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section below on or before November 5, 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 (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: 
    I. Background: A Federal employee who sustains a work-related 
injury is entitled to receive compensation under the Federal Employees' 
Compensation Act (FECA). If that injury is caused under circumstances 
that create a legal liability in a third party to pay damages, the FECA 
authorizes the Secretary of Labor to require the employee to assign his 
or her right of action to the United States or to prosecute the action 
in his or her own name. See 5 U.S.C. 8131.
    When the employee receives a payment for his or her damages, 
whether from a final court judgment on or a settlement of the action, 
section 8132 of the FECA (5 U.S.C. 8132) provides that the employee 
``shall refund to the United States that amount of compensation paid by 
the United States. . . .'' To enforce the United States' statutory 
right of reimbursement, the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 
(OWCP) has promulgated regulations. The regulations require a FECA 
beneficiary to report these types of payments (20 CFR 10.710) and 
submit the detailed information necessary to calculate the amount of 
the refund and surplus, if any, according to the formula in the statute 
(20 CFR 10.707(e)).
    The information collected by Form CA-1108 and Form CA-1122 from the 
FECA beneficiary includes this information and is necessary to 
calculate the amount of the refund and surplus owed to the United 
States from the FECA beneficiary's settlement or judgment, as required 
in the statute and the regulations. This information collection is 
currently approved for use through November 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 approval 
for the extension of this currently approved information collection in 
order to exercise its responsibility to enforce the United States' 
right to this refund. The information collected with Form CA-1108 and 
Form CA-1122 is used by SOL personnel to determine the amount to be 
reimbursed to the United States out of the proceeds of an action 
asserted by an injured Federal employee against a liable third party 
for a compensable injury.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Program.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Statement of Recovery Forms.
    OMB Number: 1240-0001.
    Agency Number: CA-1108 and CA-1122.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Individuals or 
households.

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                                      Time to
              Form                   complete      Frequency  of     Number of       Number of     Hours  burden
                                      (min.)         response       respondents      responses
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CA-1108 Business Respondent.....              30               1             928             928             464
CA-1122 Individual Respondent...              15               1              10              10               3
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    Totals......................              NA              NA             938             938             467
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    Total Respondents: 938.
    Total Annual Responses: 938.
    Average Time per Response: 15-30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 467.
    Frequency: As needed.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $249.
    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 27, 2018.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, US 
Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2018-19165 Filed 8-31-18; 8:45 am]
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