Division of Federal Employees' Compensation Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 8903-8904 [2019-04459]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 12, 2019 / Notices Secretary of Labor may investigate and gather data regarding the wages, hours, or other conditions and practices of employment in any industry subject to the FLSA, and may enter and inspect such places and such records (and make such transcriptions thereof), question such employees, and investigate such facts, conditions, practices, or matters deemed necessary or appropriate to determine whether any person has violated any provision of the FLSA. 29 U.S.C. 211(a). Other Federal laws the WHD administers provide similar authority. These Acts include the: Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act (41 U.S.C. 38); McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (41 U.S.C. 353(a)); Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 3141 et seq., pursuant to Reorganization Plan No. 14 of 1950, and Related Acts); Consumer Credit Protection Act (15 U.S.C. 1676); Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (29 U.S.C. 1862(a)); Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 U.S.C. 2004(a)(3)); Family and Medical Leave Act (29 U.S.C. 2616(a)); Immigration and Nationality Act H–2A program (8 U.S.C. 1188(g)); the Immigration and Nationality Act H–2B program (8 U.S.C. 1184(c)(14(B) and the Immigration and Nationality Act H–1C program (8 U.S.C. 1182(m)(2)(E)(ii)). The regulatory provisions authorizing the filing of complaints under these laws and how the agency acts upon the concerns can be found at 29 CFR 4.191, 5.6, 500.1(e), 501.1(c), 501.5, 801.7(a)(3), 825.401; 41 CFR 50–201.1202; and 20 CFR§ 655.1200(b). WHD staff use Form WH–3 as a guide for obtaining optional information from complainants (e.g., current and former employees, unions, and competitor employers, self-reporting employers) about alleged employer violations of the labor standards provisions of the abovecited Acts. Complainants generally provide the optional information requested on the form to WHD staff over the telephone or in-person. Where the information provided does not support a potential WHD enforcement action, complainants are advised and referred to the appropriate agency for further assistance. When the WHD schedules a complaint-based investigation, the agency makes the completed Form WH– 3 part of the investigation case file. The form is printed in both English and Spanish. The WHD uses this information to determine whether covered employers have complied with various legal requirements of the laws administered by the Wage and Hour Division. The WHD seeks an extension of this collection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Mar 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 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; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; • 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; • 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 an approval for the extension of this information collection in order to ensure effective administration of the government contract programs. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Wage and Hour Division. Title: Employment Information Form. OMB Number: 1235–0021. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions, Farms, State, Local, or Tribal Government. Total Respondents: 35,577. Total Annual Responses: 35,577. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 11,859. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operation/ maintenance): $0. Dated: February 26, 2019. Robert M. Waterman, Division of Regulations, Legislation and Interpretation. [FR Doc. 2019–04426 Filed 3–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request ACTION: PO 00000 Notice. Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8903 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: Representative Fee Request (CA–143/ CA–155). 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 May 13, 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 comment period will not be considered. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background Individuals filing for compensation benefits with the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) may be represented by an attorney or other representative. The representative is entitled to request a fee for services under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) and under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). The fee must be approved by the OWCP before any demand for payment can be made by the representative. This information collection request sets forth the criteria for the information, which must be presented by the respondent in order to have the fee approved by the OWCP. The information collection does not have a particular form or format; the respondent must present the information in any format which is E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1 8904 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 12, 2019 / Notices convenient and which meets all the required information criteria. This information collection is currently approved for use through May 31, 2019. 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. 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. Dated: March 6, 2019. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. III. Current Actions The Department of Labor seeks the approval for the extension of this currently approved information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to approve representative fees under the two Acts. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Representative Fee Request. OMB Number: 1240–0049. Agency Number: CA–143/CA–155. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Individuals or households. Total Respondents: 7,697. Total Annual Responses: 7,697. Average Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,849. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $2,307. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or [FR Doc. 2019–04459 Filed 3–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CH–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Notice of Solicitation of Proposals for Calendar Year 2020 Basic Field Grant Awards Legal Services Corporation. Solicitation for proposals for the Provision of Civil Legal Services. AGENCY: ACTION: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is a federally established and funded organization that funds civil legal aid organizations across the country and in the U.S. territories. Its mission is to expand access to justice by funding high-quality legal representation for low-income people in civil matters. In anticipation of a congressional appropriation to LSC for Fiscal Year 2020, LSC hereby announces the availability of funds for grants to be made in calendar year 2020 and is soliciting grant proposals from interested parties who are qualified to provide effective, efficient, and highquality civil legal services to eligible clients in the service area(s) of the states and territories identified below. The availability and the exact amount of congressionally appropriated funds, as well as the date, terms, and conditions of funds available for grants for calendar year 2020, have not been determined. 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In addition to submitting the grant proposal, applicants for basic field grant awards must also respond to the LSC Fiscal Grantee Funding Application (FGFA). The FGFA will be available on or around the week of April 8, 2019. Please access the FGFA and the online RFP application at https://www.lsc.gov/ grants-grantee-resources/grantee-login. The listing of all key dates in the LSC 2020 basic field grants process, including the deadlines for filing the grant proposals and the FGFA are at http://www.lsc.gov/grants-granteeresources/our-grant-programs/basicfield-grant/basic-field-grant-key-dates. LSC seeks proposals from: (1) Nonprofit organizations that have as a purpose the provision of legal assistance to eligible clients; (2) private attorneys; (3) groups of private attorneys or law firms; (4) state or local governments; and (5) sub-state regional planning and coordination agencies that are composed of sub-state areas and whose governing boards are controlled by locally elected officials. The service areas for which LSC is requesting grant proposals are listed below. Service area descriptions are available at https://www.lsc.gov/grantsgrantee-resources/our-grant-programs/ basic-field-grant/lsc-service-areas. LSC will post all updates and/or changes to this notice at http://www.lsc.gov/grantsgrantee-resources/our-grant-programs/ basic-field-grant. Interested parties are asked to visit http://www.lsc.gov/grantsgrantee-resources/our-grant-programs/ basic-field-grant regularly for updates on the LSC grants process. State or Territory Service Area(s). 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 48 (Tuesday, March 12, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8903-8904]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-04459]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Division of Federal Employees' Compensation 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 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: Representative Fee 
Request (CA-143/CA-155). 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 May 13, 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 comment period will not be considered.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    Individuals filing for compensation benefits with the Office of 
Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) may be represented by an attorney 
or other representative. The representative is entitled to request a 
fee for services under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) 
and under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). 
The fee must be approved by the OWCP before any demand for payment can 
be made by the representative. This information collection request sets 
forth the criteria for the information, which must be presented by the 
respondent in order to have the fee approved by the OWCP. The 
information collection does not have a particular form or format; the 
respondent must present the information in any format which is

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convenient and which meets all the required information criteria. 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 seeks the approval for the extension of 
this currently approved information collection in order to carry out 
its responsibility to approve representative fees under the two Acts.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Title: Representative Fee Request.
    OMB Number: 1240-0049.
    Agency Number: CA-143/CA-155.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Individuals or 
households.
    Total Respondents: 7,697.
    Total Annual Responses: 7,697.
    Average Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,849.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $2,307.
    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: March 6, 2019.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2019-04459 Filed 3-11-19; 8:45 am]
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