Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation; Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 64935-64936 [2019-25460]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2019 / Notices collection. Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via email or to submit them by mail early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy DeBisschop, Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretations, Wage and Hour, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–0406 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of this notice must be obtained in alternative formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape or Disc), upon request, by calling (202) 693–0023 (not a toll-free number). TTY/TDD callers may dial toll-free (877) 889–5627 to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 3141, et seq.) provides, in part, that every contract in excess of $2,000 to which the United States or the District of Columbia is a party for construction, alteration, and/or repair, which requires or involves the employment of mechanics and/or laborers, shall contain a provision stating the minimum wages to be paid various classes of laborers and mechanics that were determined by the Secretary of Labor to be prevailing for the corresponding classes of laborers and mechanics employed on projects of a character similar to the contract work in the city, town, village or other civil subdivision of the State where the work is to be performed. The Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, through a delegation of authority, is responsible for issuing these wage determinations (WDs). Section 1.3 of Regulations 29 CFR part 1, Procedures for Predetermination of Wage Rates, provides, in part, that for the purpose of making WDs, the Administrator will conduct a continuing program for obtaining and compiling wage rate information. Form WD–10 (Davis-Bacon Wage Survey Report of Construction Contractor’s Wage Rates) is used to determine locally prevailing wages under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts. The wage data collection is a primary source of information and is essential to the determination of prevailing wages. This information VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Nov 22, 2019 Jkt 250001 collection is currently approved for use through June, 2020. 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 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: Report of Construction Contractor’s Wage Rates. OMB Numbers: 1235–0015. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits, Federal Government, State, Local, or Tribal Government. Respondents: 2,731. Total Annual Responses: 21,029. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 7,009. Estimated Time per Response: DOL estimates that respondents spend an average of approximately 20 minutes completing each response. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Costs: $321,923. Total Burden Costs (operation/ maintenance): $0. Dated: November 18, 2019. Amy DeBisschop, Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretations. [FR Doc. 2019–25457 Filed 11–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64935 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 (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Request for State or Federal Workers’ Compensation Information.’’ This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by January 24, 2020. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation, including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of responses, and estimated total burden, may be obtained free by contacting Anjanette Suggs by telephone at 202– 354–9660 or by email at suggs.anjanette@dol.gov. Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Program, Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation, Room S3323, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; by email: suggs.anjanette@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anjanette Suggs by telephone at 202– 354–9660 or by email at suggs.anjanette@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information before submitting them to the OMB for final approval. This program helps to ensure 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 can be properly assessed. The Black Lung Benefits Act (30 U.S.C. 901 et. seq.) and its implementing regulations necessitate this information collection. Title 20 CFR SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 64936 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2019 / Notices 725.535 requires that DOL Black Lung benefit payments to a beneficiary for any month be reduced by any other payments of state or federal benefits for workers’ compensation due to pneumoconiosis. See 30 U.S.C. 932(g). To ensure compliance with this mandate, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs’ Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation must collect information regarding the status of any state or Federal workers’ compensation claim, including dates of payments, weekly or lump sum amounts paid, and other fees or expenses paid out for this award, such as attorney fees and related expenses associated with pneumoconiosis. Form CM–905 is used to request the amount of those workers’ compensation benefits. This information collection is currently approved for use through February 29, 2020. 30 U.S.C. 901 and 20 CFR 725.535 authorizes this information collection. 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 the OMB under the PRA approves it 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. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Written comments will receive consideration, and summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention 1240–0032. Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this ICR and posted on the internet, without redaction. The DOL encourages commenters not to include personally identifiable information, confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/information in any comments. The DOL 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Nov 22, 2019 Jkt 250001 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–OWCP. Type of Review: Extension. Title of Collection: Request for State or Federal Workers’ Compensation Information. Form: Request for State or Federal Workers’ Compensation Information, CM–905. OMB Control Number: 1240–0032. Affected Public: Federal government; State, Local, or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,000. Frequency: Every new claim. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 6,000. Estimated Average Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,500 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $3,480. Authority: 30 U.S.C. 901 and 20 CFR 725.535. Dated: October 10, 2019. Anjanette Suggs, Agency Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–25460 Filed 11–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P PEACE CORPS Information Collection Request; Submission for OMB Review Peace Corps. 30-Day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Peace Corps will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. DATES: Submit comments on or before December 26, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Virginia Burke, FOIA/ Privacy Act Officer. Virginia Burke can be contacted by telephone at 202–692– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1887 or email at pcfr@peacecorps.gov. Email comments must be made in text and not in attachments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Virginia Burke, FOIA/Privacy Act Officer. Virginia Burke can be contacted by telephone at 202–692–1887 or email at pcfr@peacecorps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Medical Documentation Request Form. OMB Control Number: 0420–****. Type of Request: New. Affected Public: Individuals. Respondents Obligation to Reply: Voluntary. Burden to the Public: Estimated burden (hours) of the collection of information: a. Number of respondents: 1,000. b. Frequency of response: 1 time. c. Completion time: 10 minutes. d. Annual burden hours: 200 hours. General Description of Collection: The Peace Corps uses the Medical Documentation Request Form to collect essential information from medical providers and staff to facilitate access of accommodations as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Data collected will be used to validate accommodation needs. These forms are the first documented point of contact between the Peace Corps and its applicants or employees who are in need of accommodations. Request for Comment: Peace Corps invites comments on whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for proper performance of the functions of the Peace Corps, including whether the information will have practical use; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the information to be collected; and, ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. This notice is issued in Washington, DC, on November 18, 2019. Virginia Burke, FOIA/Privacy Act Officer, Management. [FR Doc. 2019–25449 Filed 11–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6051–01–P PEACE CORPS Information Collection Request; Submission for OMB Review Peace Corps. 30-Day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 227 (Monday, November 25, 2019)]
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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 (DOL) is soliciting comments 
concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the 
information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Request for State or 
Federal Workers' Compensation Information.'' This comment request is 
part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (PRA).

DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by 
January 24, 2020.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation, 
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
of responses, and estimated total burden, may be obtained free by 
contacting Anjanette Suggs by telephone at 202-354-9660 or by email at 
[email protected].
    Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers' 
Compensation Program, Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation, Room 
S3323, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; by email: 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anjanette Suggs by telephone at 202-
354-9660 or by email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of 
information before submitting them to the OMB for final approval. This 
program helps to ensure 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 can be properly assessed.
    The Black Lung Benefits Act (30 U.S.C. 901 et. seq.) and its 
implementing regulations necessitate this information collection. Title 
20 CFR

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725.535 requires that DOL Black Lung benefit payments to a beneficiary 
for any month be reduced by any other payments of state or federal 
benefits for workers' compensation due to pneumoconiosis. See 30 U.S.C. 
932(g). To ensure compliance with this mandate, the Office of Workers' 
Compensation Programs' Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation must 
collect information regarding the status of any state or Federal 
workers' compensation claim, including dates of payments, weekly or 
lump sum amounts paid, and other fees or expenses paid out for this 
award, such as attorney fees and related expenses associated with 
pneumoconiosis. Form CM-905 is used to request the amount of those 
workers' compensation benefits. This information collection is 
currently approved for use through February 29, 2020. 30 U.S.C. 901 and 
20 CFR 725.535 authorizes this information collection.
    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 the OMB under the PRA approves it 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.
    Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the 
contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Written comments will receive 
consideration, and summarized and included in the request for OMB 
approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should mention 1240-0032.
    Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this 
ICR and posted on the internet, without redaction. The DOL encourages 
commenters not to include personally identifiable information, 
confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/information 
in any comments.
    The DOL 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-OWCP.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title of Collection: Request for State or Federal Workers' 
Compensation Information.
    Form: Request for State or Federal Workers' Compensation 
Information, CM-905.
    OMB Control Number: 1240-0032.
    Affected Public: Federal government; State, Local, or Tribal 
Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,000.
    Frequency: Every new claim.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 6,000.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,500 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $3,480.

    Authority: 30 U.S.C. 901 and 20 CFR 725.535.

     Dated: October 10, 2019.
Anjanette Suggs,
Agency Clearance Officer.
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