Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation; Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 10840-10841 [2019-05524]

Download as PDF 10840 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 56 / Friday, March 22, 2019 / Notices Benefits Act information collection. This information collection is essential to the mission of OWCP’s Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation, which administers the BLBA. The statute grants the Department authority to authorize and regulate coal mine operators who wish to self-insure their BLBA liabilities. This information collection would provide OWCP with sufficient information to determine whether a coal mine operator should be (or continue to be) authorized to selfinsure. The information would also allow OWCP to determine the security amount a coal mine operator must deposit to guarantee that it will be able to meet its BLBA liabilities. The Black Lung Benefits Act authorizes this information collection. See 30 U.S.C. 933. This proposed 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 if the collection of information does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on October 30, 2017. Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES 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 ICR Reference Number 201901–1240–008. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Mar 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 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–OWCP. Title of Collection: Application for Self-Insurance Under the Black Lung Benefits Act. OMB ICR Reference Number: 201901– 1240–008. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 318. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 283 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $145. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–05475 Filed 3–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation; Proposed Extension 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 pre-clearance 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 a proposed extension of the existing collection: Disclosure of Medical Evidence. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 addresses section below on or before May 21, 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 by 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 Department’s regulations implementing the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA), 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., require parties to exchange all medical information about the miner they develop in connection with a claim for benefits, including information the parties do not intend to submit as evidence in the claim. See 20 CFR 725.413. The rule helps protect a miner’s health, assist unrepresented parties, and promote accurate benefit determinations. The potential parties to a BLBA claim include the benefits claimant, the responsible coal mine operator and its insurance carrier, and the Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP). Under this rule, a party or a party’s agent who receives medical information about the miner must send a copy to all other parties within 30 days after receipt or, if a hearing before an administrative law judge has already been scheduled, at least 20 days before the hearing. The exchanged information is entered into the record of the claim only if a party submits it into evidence. The Department’s authority to engage in information collection is specified in BLBA sections 413(b), 422(a), and 426(a). See 30 U.S.C. 923(b), 932(a), and 936(a). 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, E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 56 / Friday, March 22, 2019 / Notices 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 approval for the extension of this currently-approved information collection. The collection is necessary to give miners full access to information about their health, assist unrepresented claimants, and reach accurate benefit determinations under the BLBA. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Disclosure of Medical Evidence. OMB Number: 1240–0054. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Respondents: 7,465. Total Annual Responses: 7,465. Average Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,244 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $8,659. 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 19, 2019. Yoon Ferguson, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2019–05524 Filed 3–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice (19–010)] National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group; Meeting National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Mar 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group (UAG). This will be the third meeting of the UAG. DATES: Monday, April 8, 2019, from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m., Mountain Time. ADDRESSES: The Broadmoor Hotel, International Center, 21 Lake Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brandon Eden, UAG Designated Federal Officer/Executive Secretary, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–2470 or brandon.t.eden@ nasa.gov. SUMMARY: This meeting will be open to the public via teleconference and WebEx. You must use a touch-tone phone to participate in this meeting telephonically. Any interested person may dial the Toll Free Number 888–566–6150 and then the numeric passcode 1725248, followed by the # sign. Note: If dialing in, please ‘‘mute’’ your phone. To join via WebEx, the link is: https:// nasaenterprise.webex.com/ nasaenterprise/onstage/g.php?MTID= e60aca667e6bc1c470401c174a95b6eae. The meeting number on April 8 is 907 418 615 and the meeting password is 5mXNcyk@(case sensitive). Those wishing to attend in person will be asked to complete a free registration via a link that will be available on the UAG website. This step is necessary to ensure a smooth entry process, manage room capacity, and assist with security at the 35th Space Symposium taking place concurrently with the UAG meeting. Members of the public wishing to attend in person are asked to complete their free registration no later than 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Separate registration for the Space Symposium itself is not required to attend the meeting. The agenda for the meeting will include the following: —Opening Remarks by UAG Chairman —Deliberation of Proposed Findings and Recommendations from Selected Subcommittees —Remarks on Space Force by Invited Speakers —Remarks on Spectrum Use by Invited Speakers —Other UAG Business and Public Input Attendees will be requested to identify themselves and their organization prior to joining by teleconference or WebEx, and will be asked to sign a register prior to entering SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10841 the meeting room in person. For further information about the UAG, agenda updates, and registration, visit the UAG website at: https://www.nasa.gov/ content/national-space-council-usersadvisory-group. It is imperative that the meeting be held on this date to accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants. Patricia Rausch, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–05531 Filed 3–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Vendor Registration Form National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the extension of a currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 21, 2019 to be assured consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the information collections to the Mackie Malaka, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Suite 6058, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, or email at PRAComments@NCUA.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed Mackie Malaka at the address above or telephone (703) 548– 2704. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Number: 3133–0185. Title: NCUA Vendor Registration Form. Form: NCUA Form 1772. Abstract: Section 342 of the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Act) (Pub. L. 111–203) calls for agencies to promote the inclusion of minority and womenowned firms in their business activities. The Act also requires agencies to annually report to Congress the total amounts paid to minority and womenowned businesses. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 56 (Friday, March 22, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10840-10841]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-05524]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Division of Coal Mine Workers' 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 pre-clearance 
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 a proposed 
extension of the existing collection: Disclosure of Medical Evidence. 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 21, 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 
by 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 Department's regulations implementing the Black Lung Benefits 
Act (BLBA), 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., require parties to exchange all 
medical information about the miner they develop in connection with a 
claim for benefits, including information the parties do not intend to 
submit as evidence in the claim. See 20 CFR 725.413. The rule helps 
protect a miner's health, assist unrepresented parties, and promote 
accurate benefit determinations.
    The potential parties to a BLBA claim include the benefits 
claimant, the responsible coal mine operator and its insurance carrier, 
and the Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP). 
Under this rule, a party or a party's agent who receives medical 
information about the miner must send a copy to all other parties 
within 30 days after receipt or, if a hearing before an administrative 
law judge has already been scheduled, at least 20 days before the 
hearing. The exchanged information is entered into the record of the 
claim only if a party submits it into evidence. The Department's 
authority to engage in information collection is specified in BLBA 
sections 413(b), 422(a), and 426(a). See 30 U.S.C. 923(b), 932(a), and 
936(a). 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,

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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 approval for the extension of this 
currently-approved information collection. The collection is necessary 
to give miners full access to information about their health, assist 
unrepresented claimants, and reach accurate benefit determinations 
under the BLBA.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Disclosure of Medical Evidence.
    OMB Number: 1240-0054.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Respondents: 7,465.
    Total Annual Responses: 7,465.
    Average Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,244 hours.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $8,659.
    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 19, 2019.
Yoon Ferguson,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2019-05524 Filed 3-21-19; 8:45 am]
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