Division of Federal Employees' Compensation Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 2149-2150 [2020-00368]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 9 / Tuesday, January 14, 2020 / Notices Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). The Advisory Board will meet January 28, 2020, via teleconference, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. Submissions of comments and materials for the record, and requests for special accommodations: You must submit (postmark, send, transmit) comments, materials, and requests for special accommodations for the meetings by January 21, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Ms. Laura McGinnis, Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–1028, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone (512) 396–6652; email mcginnis.laura@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Board will meet telephonically on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. Advisory Board members will attend the meeting by teleconference. The teleconference number and other details for participating remotely will be posted on the Advisory Board’s website, http:// www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/regs/ compliance/AdvisoryBoard.htm, 72 hours prior to the commencement of the first meeting date. Advisory Board meetings are open to the public. The Advisory Board is mandated by Section 3687 of EEOICPA. The Secretary of Labor established the Board under this authority and Executive Order 13699 (June 26, 2015). The purpose of the Advisory Board is to advise the Secretary with respect to: (1) The Site Exposure Matrices (SEM) of the Department of Labor; (2) medical guidance for claims examiners for claims with the EEOICPA program, with respect to the weighing of the medical evidence of claimants; (3) evidentiary requirements for claims under Part B of EEOICPA related to lung disease; and (4) the work of industrial hygienists and staff physicians and consulting physicians of the Department of Labor and reports of such hygienists and physicians to ensure quality, objectivity, and consistency. The Advisory Board sunsets on December 19, 2024. The Advisory Board operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and its implementing regulations (41 CFR part 102–3). Agenda: The tentative agenda for the Advisory Board meeting includes: • Discuss any recommendation responses provided by the program and status of outstanding recommendations; • Discuss data provided by the program at the request of the Board; lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Jan 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 • Discuss cases provided by the program at the request of the Board; • Working group reports and follow up items from the Board’s last in-person meeting; • Discuss recent program changes; and • Administrative issues raised by Advisory Board functions and future Advisory Board activities. OWCP transcribes and prepares detailed minutes of Advisory Board meetings. OWCP will post the transcripts and minutes on the Advisory Board web page, http://www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/ regs/compliance/AdvisoryBoard.htm, along with written comments, speaker presentations, and other materials submitted to the Advisory Board or presented at Advisory Board meetings. Public Participation, Submissions, and Access to the Public Record Advisory Board meetings: The Advisory Board will meet via teleconference on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. All Advisory Board meetings are open to the public. The teleconference number and other details for listening to the meeting will be posted on the Advisory Board’s website no later than 72 hours prior to the meeting, at http://www.dol.gov/owcp/ energy/regs/compliance/ AdvisoryBoard.htm. Requests for special accommodations: Please submit requests for special accommodations to access the telephonic Advisory Board meeting by email, telephone, or hard copy to Ms. Carrie Rhoads, OWCP, Room S–3524, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 343–5580; email EnergyAdvisoryBoard@dol.gov. Submission of written comments for the record: You may submit written comments, identified as for the Advisory Board and with the meeting date of January 28, 2020, by any of the following methods: • Electronically: Send to: EnergyAdvisoryBoard@dol.gov (specify in the email subject line, ‘‘Advisory Board Meeting January 28, 2020’’). • Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger, or courier service: Submit one copy to the following address: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health, Room S–3522, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210. Due to securityrelated procedures, receipt of submissions by regular mail may experience significant delays. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2149 Comments must be received by January 21, 2020. OWCP will make available publically, without change, any written comments, including any personal information that you provide. Therefore, OWCP cautions interested parties against submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates. Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at http:// www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant information, are also available on the Advisory Board’s web page at http:// www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/regs/ compliance/AdvisoryBoard.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Douglas Fitzgerald, Designated Federal Officer, at fitzgerald.douglas@dol.gov, or Carrie Rhoads, Alternate Designated Federal Officer, at rhoads.carrie@dol.gov, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Suite S–3524, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 343–5580. This is not a toll-free number. Signed at Washington, DC, this 6th day of January, 2020. Julia K. Hearthway, Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. [FR Doc. 2020–00343 Filed 1–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Federal Employees’ 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 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 the proposed collection: Claim for Reimbursement of Benefit SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 2150 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 9 / Tuesday, January 14, 2020 / Notices Payments and Claims Expense Under the War Hazards Compensation Act (CA–278). 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 March 16, 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 Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) is the federal agency responsible for administration of the War Hazards Compensation Act (WHCA), 42 U.S.C. 1701 et seq. Under section 1704(a) of the WHCA, an insurance carrier or selfinsured who has paid workers’ compensation benefits to or on account of any person for a war-risk hazard may seek reimbursement for benefits paid (plus expenses) out of the Employment Compensation Fund for the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) at 5 U.S.C. 8147. Form CA–278 is used by insurance carriers and the selfinsured to request reimbursement. The information collected is used by OWCP to process requests for reimbursement of WHCA benefit payments and claims expense that are submitted by insurance carriers and self-insureds. The information also is used by OWCP to decide whether it should opt to pay ongoing WHCA benefits directly to the injured worker. This information collection is currently approved for use through March 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Jan 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 extension of approval to collect this information in order to carry out its responsibility to reimburse insurance carriers and self-insureds who meet the statutory requirements of the War Hazards Compensation Act (WHCA) for reimbursement. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Claim for Reimbursement of Benefit Payments and Claims Expense Under the War Hazards Compensation Act. OMB Number: 1240–0006. Agency Number: CA–278. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 815. Total Responses: 815. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 408. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $1,182. 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. 2020–00368 Filed 1–13–20; 8:45 am] Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of this information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for NCUA, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email at OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.gov and (2) NCUA PRA Clearance Officer, 1775 Duke Street, Suite 5080, Alexandria, VA 22314, or email at PRAComments@ncua.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submission may be obtained by contacting Mackie Malaka at (703) 548–2704, emailing PRAComments@ncua.gov, or viewing the entire information collection request at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Number: 3133–0033. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: Security Program, 12 CFR part 748. Abstract: In accordance with Title V of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (15 U.S.C. 6801 et seq.), as implemented by 12 CFR part 748, federally-insured credit unions (FICU) are required to develop and implement a written security program to safeguard sensitive member information. This information collection requires that such programs be designed to respond to incidents of unauthorized access or use, in order to prevent substantial harm or serious inconvenience to members. Affected Public: Private Sector: Notfor-profit institutions. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 382,176. ADDRESSES: By Gerard Poliquin, Secretary of the Board, the National Credit Union Administration, on January 9, 2020. Dated: January 9, 2020. Mackie I. Malaka, NCUA PRA Clearance Officer. BILLING CODE 4510–CH–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request [FR Doc. 2020–00419 Filed 1–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7535–01–P National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. DATES: Comments should be received on or before February 13, 2020 to be assured of consideration. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES National Endowment for the Arts Subject 30-Day Notice for the ‘‘USArtists International Program Information Collection’’ National Endowment for the Arts, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 9 (Tuesday, January 14, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2149-2150]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-00368]


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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 the proposed 
collection: Claim for Reimbursement of Benefit

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Payments and Claims Expense Under the War Hazards Compensation Act (CA-
278). 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 March 16, 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 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) 
is the federal agency responsible for administration of the War Hazards 
Compensation Act (WHCA), 42 U.S.C. 1701 et seq. Under section 1704(a) 
of the WHCA, an insurance carrier or self-insured who has paid workers' 
compensation benefits to or on account of any person for a war-risk 
hazard may seek reimbursement for benefits paid (plus expenses) out of 
the Employment Compensation Fund for the Federal Employees' 
Compensation Act (FECA) at 5 U.S.C. 8147. Form CA-278 is used by 
insurance carriers and the self-insured to request reimbursement. The 
information collected is used by OWCP to process requests for 
reimbursement of WHCA benefit payments and claims expense that are 
submitted by insurance carriers and self-insureds. The information also 
is used by OWCP to decide whether it should opt to pay ongoing WHCA 
benefits directly to the injured worker. This information collection is 
currently approved for use through March 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 extension of 
approval to collect this information in order to carry out its 
responsibility to reimburse insurance carriers and self-insureds who 
meet the statutory requirements of the War Hazards Compensation Act 
(WHCA) for reimbursement.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Title: Claim for Reimbursement of Benefit Payments and Claims 
Expense Under the War Hazards Compensation Act.
    OMB Number: 1240-0006.
    Agency Number: CA-278.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Total Respondents: 815.
    Total Responses: 815.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 408.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $1,182.
    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. 2020-00368 Filed 1-13-20; 8:45 am]
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