Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 7133-7134 [2019-03618]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 41 / Friday, March 1, 2019 / Notices Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–03617 Filed 2–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4610–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; International Price Program U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes Notice of availability; request for comments. jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘International Price Program U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before April 1, 2019. 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 website at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201806-1220-002 (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 by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–BLS, 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Feb 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the International Price Program U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes information collection. Price data collected by the International Price Program are used to produce indexes that measure, on a monthly basis, changes in transaction prices of goods and services exported from or imported into the U.S. Published data, in turn, are used to deflate import and export trade statistics, deflate the foreign trade component of the Gross Domestic Product, determine monetary and fiscal policy, negotiate trade agreements, and determine trade and commercial policy. Respondents are establishments conducting import/export trade. They receive no compensation for their voluntary participation. Bureau of Labor Statistics Authorizing Statute sections 1 and 2 authorize this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 1, 2. 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 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 1220–0025. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal, and the DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on June 19, 2018 (83 FR 38450). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7133 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 1220–0025. 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–BLS. Title of Collection: International Price Program U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes. OMB Control Number: 1220–0025. Affected Public: Private Sector— business or other for-profits and not-forprofit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,950. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 43,075. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 20,674 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–03616 Filed 2–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. 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 E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 7134 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 41 / Friday, March 1, 2019 / Notices 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 the proposed collection: Pharmacy Billing Requirements. 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 April 30, 2019. 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 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: I. Background: The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) is the agency responsible for administration of the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA), 5 U.S.C. 8101 et seq., the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA), 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., and the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA), 42 U.S.C. 7384 et seq. All three of these statutes require that OWCP pay for covered medical treatment provided to beneficiaries; this medical treatment can include medicinal drugs dispensed by pharmacies. In order to determine whether amounts billed for drugs are appropriate, OWCP must receive the required data elements, including the name of the patient/beneficiary, the National Drug Code (NDC) number of the drugs prescribed, the quantity provided, the prescription number and the date the prescription was filled. The regulations implementing these statutes require the collection of information needed to enable OWCP to determine if bills for drugs submitted directly by pharmacies, or reimbursement requests submitted by claimants, should be paid. There is no standardized paper form for VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Feb 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 submission of the billing information collected in this Information Collection Request (ICR). Over the past several years, almost all pharmacy bills submitted to OWCP have been submitted electronically using one of the industry-wide standard formats for the electronic transmission of billing data through nationwide data clearinghouses devised by the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP). None of the electronic billing formats have been designed by or provided by OWCP; they are billing formats commonly accepted by other Federal programs and in the private health insurance industry for drugs. Nonetheless, the three programs (FECA, BLBA and EEOICPA) provide instructions for the submission of necessary pharmacy bill data elements in provider manuals distributed or made available to all pharmacies enrolled in the programs. This information collection is currently approved for use through May 31, 2019. 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 is seeking public comments on the extension of this currently approved information collection. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Pharmacy Billing Requirements. OMB Number: 1240–0050. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 4,146. Total Responses: 1,381,903. Time per Response: 1–5 Minutes. Frequency: On Occasion. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 24,203. PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: February 22, 2019. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, US Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2019–03618 Filed 2–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CR–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Notice; 2018 Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act Annual Report Office of Management and Budget (OMB). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This report is being published as required by the Statutory Pay-AsYou-Go (PAYGO) Act of 2010. The Act requires that OMB issue an annual report and a sequestration order, if necessary. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin O’Brien. 202–395–3106. This report can be found at https:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/paygo/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 2 U.S.C. 934. Kelly Kinneen, Assistant Director for Budget. This Report is being published pursuant to section 5 of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Act of 2010, Public Law 111–139, 124 Stat. 8, 2 U.S.C. 934, which requires that OMB issue an annual PAYGO report, including a sequestration order if necessary, no later than 14 working days after the end of a congressional session.1 This Report describes the budgetary effects of all PAYGO legislation enacted during the second session of the 115th Congress and presents the 5-year and 10-year PAYGO scorecards maintained by OMB. Because neither the 5-year nor 10-year scorecard shows a debit for the budget year, which for purposes of this Report is fiscal year 2019,2 a sequestration order under subsection 1 This Report is being issued after the statutory date due to the lapse in appropriations that occurred on December 22, 2018, which was resolved on January 25, 2019. 2 References to years on the PAYGO scorecards are to fiscal years. E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 41 (Friday, March 1, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7133-7134]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-03618]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Proposed Extension 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

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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 the proposed collection: 
Pharmacy Billing Requirements. 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 April 30, 2019.

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 
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: 
    I. Background: The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) 
is the agency responsible for administration of the Federal Employees' 
Compensation Act (FECA), 5 U.S.C. 8101 et seq., the Black Lung Benefits 
Act (BLBA), 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., and the Energy Employees 
Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA), 42 
U.S.C. 7384 et seq. All three of these statutes require that OWCP pay 
for covered medical treatment provided to beneficiaries; this medical 
treatment can include medicinal drugs dispensed by pharmacies. In order 
to determine whether amounts billed for drugs are appropriate, OWCP 
must receive the required data elements, including the name of the 
patient/beneficiary, the National Drug Code (NDC) number of the drugs 
prescribed, the quantity provided, the prescription number and the date 
the prescription was filled. The regulations implementing these 
statutes require the collection of information needed to enable OWCP to 
determine if bills for drugs submitted directly by pharmacies, or 
reimbursement requests submitted by claimants, should be paid. There is 
no standardized paper form for submission of the billing information 
collected in this Information Collection Request (ICR). Over the past 
several years, almost all pharmacy bills submitted to OWCP have been 
submitted electronically using one of the industry-wide standard 
formats for the electronic transmission of billing data through 
nationwide data clearinghouses devised by the National Council for 
Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP). None of the electronic billing 
formats have been designed by or provided by OWCP; they are billing 
formats commonly accepted by other Federal programs and in the private 
health insurance industry for drugs. Nonetheless, the three programs 
(FECA, BLBA and EEOICPA) provide instructions for the submission of 
necessary pharmacy bill data elements in provider manuals distributed 
or made available to all pharmacies enrolled in the programs. This 
information collection is currently approved for use through May 31, 
2019.
    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 is seeking public 
comments on the extension of this currently approved information 
collection.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Title: Pharmacy Billing Requirements.
    OMB Number: 1240-0050.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Total Respondents: 4,146.
    Total Responses: 1,381,903.
    Time per Response: 1-5 Minutes.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 24,203.
    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: February 22, 2019.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, US 
Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2019-03618 Filed 2-28-19; 8:45 am]
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