Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 59652-59653 [2019-24083]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 59652 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2019 / Notices Written Comments: Interested parties may submit comments by November 11, 2019, on the Working and Informal Papers for the 38th session of the UNSCEGHS to the docket established for International/Globally Harmonized System (GHS) efforts at: http:// www.regulations.gov, Docket No. OSHA–2016–0005. Registration To Attend and/or To Participate in the Meeting: DOT requests that attendees pre-register for these meetings by completing the form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ RNTWXG8. Attendees may use the same form to pre-register for both meetings. Failure to pre-register may delay your access into the DOT Headquarters building. Additionally, if you are attending in person, arrive early to allow time for security checks necessary to access the building. Conference call-in and ‘‘Skype meeting’’ capability will be provided for both meetings. Information on how to access the conference call and ‘‘Skype meeting’’ will be posted when available at: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/ international-program/internationalprogram-overview under Upcoming Events. This information will also be posted on OSHA’s Hazard Communication website on the international tab at: https:// www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/hazcom_ international.html#meeting-notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: At the Department of Transportation: Please contact Mr. Steven Webb or Mr. Aaron Wiener, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590, telephone: (202) 366–8553. At the Department of Labor: Please contact Ms. Maureen Ruskin, OSHA Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Department of Labor, Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693–1950, email: ruskin.maureen@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, the Department of Transportation (DOT), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will conduct a public meeting (See 84 FR 11865, 2019– 05892) to discuss proposals in preparation for the 56th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCE TDG) to be held December 2 through December 11, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland. During this meeting, PHMSA is also requesting comments relative to potential new work items that may be considered for inclusion in its international agenda. PHMSA will also provide an update on recent actions to enhance transparency VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Nov 04, 2019 Jkt 250001 from the United Nations (UN) Transport Division’s website at: https:// www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/ dgsubc3/c32019.html and https:// The OSHA Meeting www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/ OSHA is hosting an open informal dgsubc3/c3inf56.html. public meeting of the U.S. Interagency During this meeting, PHMSA is also GHS Coordinating Group to provide soliciting input relative to preparing for interested groups and individuals with the 56th session of the UNSCE TDG as an update on GHS-related issues and an well as potential new work items which opportunity to express their views may be considered for inclusion in its orally and in writing for consideration international agenda. Following the in developing U.S. Government 56th session of the UNSCE TDG, a copy positions for the upcoming UNSCEGHS of the Sub-Committee’s report will be meeting. available at the UN Transport Division’s General topics on the agenda include: website at: http://www.unece.org/trans/ main/dgdb/dgsubc3/c3rep.html. • Review of Working Papers Additional information regarding the • Correspondence Group updates • Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) UNSCE TDG and related matters can be found on PHMSA’s website at: https:// update www.phmsa.dot.gov/internationalInformation on the work of the UNSCEGHS including meeting agendas, program/international-programoverview. reports, and documents from previous sessions can be found on the United Authority and Signature Nations Economic Commission for Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Europe (UNECE) Transport Division Assistant Secretary for Occupational website located at the following web Safety and Health, U.S. Department of address: http://www.unece.org/trans/ Labor, authorized the preparation of this danger/publi/ghs/ghs_welcome_e.html. notice under the authority granted by The UNSCEGHS bases its decisions sections 4, 6, and 8 of the Occupational on Working Papers. The Working Papers Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. for the 38th session of the UNSCEGHS 653, 655, 657), and Secretary’s Order 1– are located at: https://www.unece.org/fr/ 2012 (77 FR 3912), (Jan. 25, 2012). trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc4/c42019.html. Signed at Washington, DC, on October 28, Informal Papers submitted to the UNSCEGHS provide information for the 2019. Loren Sweatt, Sub-Committee and are used either as a Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor mechanism to provide information to for Occupational Safety and Health. the Sub-Committee or as the basis for [FR Doc. 2019–24084 Filed 11–4–19; 8:45 am] future Working Papers. Informal Papers for the 38th session of the UNSCEGHS BILLING CODE 4510–26–P are located at: https://www.unece.org/fr/ trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc4/c4inf38.html. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR The PHMSA Meeting Office of Workers’ Compensation The Federal Register notice and additional detailed information relating Programs to PHMSA’s public meeting will be Proposed Extension of Existing available upon publication at: http:// Collection; Comment Request www.regulations.gov (Docket No. PHMSA–2018–0113, Notice No. 2018– AGENCY: Division of Federal Employees’ 23), and on the PHMSA website at: Compensation, Office of Workers’ https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/ Compensation Programs, Labor. international-program/internationalACTION: Notice. program-overview. The primary purpose of PHMSA’s SUMMARY: The Department of Labor meeting is to prepare for the 56th (DOL), as part of its continuing effort to session of the UNSCE TDG. This session reduce paperwork and respondent of the UNSCE will consider proposals burden, conducts a preclearance for the 21st Revised Edition of the consultation program to provide the United Nations Recommendations on general public and Federal agencies the Transport of Dangerous Goods with an opportunity to comment on (Model Regulations), which may be proposed and/or continuing collections implemented into relevant domestic, of information in accordance with the regional, and international regulations paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 from January 1, 2021. Copies of working (PRA95). This program helps to ensure documents, informal documents, and that requested data can be provided in the meeting agenda may be obtained the desired format, reporting burden and stakeholder interaction through improvements to the international standards portion of its website. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES (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: Death Gratuity Forms CA–40, CA–41, and CA–42. 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 January 6, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by mail, delivery service, or by hand to Anjanette Suggs, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room S–3323, Washington, DC 20210; by fax, (202) 354–9660, or email to suggs.anjanette@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail or email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The DOL is requesting an approval of an extension of this information collection. This information collection is essential to the mission of DOL and the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), the information collected through forms CA–40, CA–41 and CA–42 is used by claims examiners in OWCP to determine a person’s entitlement to any or all of the death gratuity payment provided by 5 U.S.C. § 8102a. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, Public Law 110–181, was enacted on January 28, 2008. Section 1105 of Public Law 110–181 amended the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) creating a new section, 5 U.S.C. 8102a effective upon enactment. This section establishes a FECA death gratuity benefit of up to $100,000 for eligible beneficiaries of federal employees and Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI) employees who die from injuries incurred in connection with service with an Armed Force in a contingency operation. 5 U.S.C. 8102a also permits agencies to authorize retroactive payment of the death gratuity for employees who died on or after October 7, 2001 in service with an Armed Force in the theater of operations of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. 5 U.S.C. 8102a also allows federal employees to vary the order of precedence of beneficiaries or to name alternate beneficiaries. 20 CFR 10.909 and 10.911 provides that forms CA–40, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Nov 04, 2019 Jkt 250001 CA–41, and CA–42 are used to designate beneficiaries and initiate the payment process for death gratuity benefits. See 5 U.S.C. 8145 and 8149. Form CA–40 is an optional form that requests the information necessary from the employee to accomplish this variance and to name alternate beneficiaries only if the employee wishes to do so. Form CA–41 provides the means for those named beneficiaries and possible recipients to file claims for those benefits and requests information from such claimants so that OWCP may determine their eligibility for payment. Further, the statute and regulations require agencies to notify OWCP immediately upon the death of a covered employee. CA–42 provides the means to accomplish this notification and requests information necessary to administer any claim for benefits resulting from such a death. II. Review Focus The DOL 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 DOL seeks the approval for the extension of this currently approved information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to meet the statutory requirements of the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Death Gratuity Forms. OMB Number: 1240–0017. Agency Number: CA–40, CA–41, and CA–42. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Businesses or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 4. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59653 Total Annual Responses: 4. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $84. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $2. 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. Anjanette Suggs, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2019–24083 Filed 11–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CH–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: 19–077] NASA Datanaut Applicant Selection National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection—renewal of existing information collection. AGENCY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections. DATES: Comments are due by January 6, 2020. ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Claire Little, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Claire Little, NASA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, JF0000, Washington, DC 20546 or email claire.a.little@ nasa.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract: The collection of information supports the selection process of individuals to participate in the NASA Datanaut program. NASA’s corps of Datanauts features leaders from across the data/maker/tech communities with diverse skill sets who use data in E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 214 (Tuesday, November 5, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-24083]


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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, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), 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

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(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: Death Gratuity 
Forms CA-40, CA-41, and CA-42. 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 January 6, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by mail, delivery service, or by 
hand to Anjanette Suggs, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Ave. NW, Room S-3323, Washington, DC 20210; by fax, (202) 354-9660, or 
email to [email protected]. Please use only one method of 
transmission for comments (mail or email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The DOL is requesting an approval of an extension of this 
information collection. This information collection is essential to the 
mission of DOL and the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), 
the information collected through forms CA-40, CA-41 and CA-42 is used 
by claims examiners in OWCP to determine a person's entitlement to any 
or all of the death gratuity payment provided by 5 U.S.C. Sec.  8102a. 
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, Public Law 
110-181, was enacted on January 28, 2008. Section 1105 of Public Law 
110-181 amended the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) creating 
a new section, 5 U.S.C. 8102a effective upon enactment. This section 
establishes a FECA death gratuity benefit of up to $100,000 for 
eligible beneficiaries of federal employees and Non-Appropriated Fund 
Instrumentality (NAFI) employees who die from injuries incurred in 
connection with service with an Armed Force in a contingency operation. 
5 U.S.C. 8102a also permits agencies to authorize retroactive payment 
of the death gratuity for employees who died on or after October 7, 
2001 in service with an Armed Force in the theater of operations of 
Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. 5 U.S.C. 8102a 
also allows federal employees to vary the order of precedence of 
beneficiaries or to name alternate beneficiaries. 20 CFR 10.909 and 
10.911 provides that forms CA-40, CA-41, and CA-42 are used to 
designate beneficiaries and initiate the payment process for death 
gratuity benefits. See 5 U.S.C. 8145 and 8149.
    Form CA-40 is an optional form that requests the information 
necessary from the employee to accomplish this variance and to name 
alternate beneficiaries only if the employee wishes to do so. Form CA-
41 provides the means for those named beneficiaries and possible 
recipients to file claims for those benefits and requests information 
from such claimants so that OWCP may determine their eligibility for 
payment. Further, the statute and regulations require agencies to 
notify OWCP immediately upon the death of a covered employee. CA-42 
provides the means to accomplish this notification and requests 
information necessary to administer any claim for benefits resulting 
from such a death.

II. Review Focus

    The DOL 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 DOL seeks the approval for the extension of this currently 
approved information collection in order to carry out its 
responsibility to meet the statutory requirements of the Federal 
Employees' Compensation Act.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Death Gratuity Forms.
    OMB Number: 1240-0017.
    Agency Number: CA-40, CA-41, and CA-42.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Businesses or other 
for-profit.
    Total Respondents: 4.
    Total Annual Responses: 4.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $84.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $2.
    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.

Anjanette Suggs,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
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