Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 11119-11120 [2020-03789]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 38 / Wednesday, February 26, 2020 / Notices certification of safety nets and development of fall protection plans, respectively, and paragraph (b) of 29 CFR 1926.503, which requires employers to certify training records. The training certification requirement specified in paragraph (b) of 29 CFR 1926.503 documents the training provided to workers potentially exposed to fall hazards in construction. A competent person must train these workers to recognize fall hazards and in the use of procedures and equipment that minimize these hazards. An employer must verify compliance with this training requirement by preparing and maintaining a written certification record that contains the name or other identifier of the worker receiving the training, the date(s) of the training, and the signature of the competent person who conducted the training, or of the employer. II. Special Issues for Comment OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues: • Whether the proposed information collection requirements are necessary for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, including whether the information is useful; • The accuracy of OSHA’s estimate of the burden (time and costs) of the information collection requirements, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • The quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply; for example, by using automated or other technological information collection and transmission techniques. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES III. Proposed Actions OSHA is requesting that OMB extend approval of the collection of information requirements contained in the Construction Standards on Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices (29 CFR 1926.502) and Training Requirements. OSHA is requesting a burden hour increase, from 425,844 to 471,232 hours, a difference of 45,388 hours. The increase is primarily a result of a higher estimate of employers who must comply with the collections of information as well as the way the agency is now calculating burden hours. The hours are calculated using fractions instead of decimals, as the agency believes that it is easier for the public to follow this methodology. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: Construction Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices (29 CFR VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 11119 1926.502) and Training Requirements (29 CFR 1926.503). OMB Control Number: 1218–0197. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits; Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Responses: 5,645,796. Frequency of Recordkeeping: On occasion, annually. Average Time per Response: Time per response ranges from 5 minutes (5/60 hour) to certify a safety net to 1 hour to develop a fall protection plan. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 471,232. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0. submit comments and access the docket is available at the website’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available from the website, and for assistance in using the internet to locate docket submissions. IV. Public Participation-Submission of Comments on This Notice and Internet Access to Comments and Submissions You may submit comments in response to this document as follows: (1) Electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments, and other material must identify the agency name and the OSHA docket number (Docket No. OSHA–2010–0008) for the ICR. You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES). The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments by your full name, date, and the docket number so the agency can attach them to your comments. Due to security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–2350, TTY (877) 889–5627. Comments and submissions are posted without change at http:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about submitting personal information such as social security numbers and date of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download from this website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov website to Signed at Washington, DC, on February 20, 2020. Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 V. Authority and Signature Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912). [FR Doc. 2020–03802 Filed 2–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: 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. 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. This information collection request (ICR) seeks approval under the PRA for the continued use of the revised Provider Enrollment Form (Form OWCP–1168). The form requests profile information on providers that enroll in one or more of OWCP’s benefit programs so its billing contractor can pay them for services rendered to beneficiaries using its automated bill processing system. In addition to the enrollment form information collection, the OWCP bill processing contractor currently collects electronic data interchange (EDI) information from the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 11120 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 38 / Wednesday, February 26, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES provider only if the provider chooses a data exchange submission method. Once the new OWCP–1168 form is in place, the existing EDI template will no longer be applicable. The current EDI template collects information that is duplicative to information collected on Form OWCP–1168, such as names, addresses, and NPI. Collecting EDI information with the enrollment information in one form will improve efficiency in collecting the information from providers, reduce the time required for processing by operational staff, and will significantly reduce errors associated with mismatching provider enrollments to their EDI information. This ICR will be submitted to OMB to allow for the continued use of the revised Provider Enrollment Form (Form OWCP–1168) and to incorporate regulatory updates implementing the Black Lung benefits Act which becomes applicable on April 26, 2020. 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 April 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: Anjanette Suggs, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone/fax (202) 354– 9660, Email suggs.anjanette@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail/ delivery, fax, or email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) is the agency responsible for administration of the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA), 5 U.S.C. 8101 et seq., the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA), 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., and the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA), 42 U.S.C. 7384 et seq. These statutes require OWCP to pay for appropriate medical and vocational rehabilitation services provided to beneficiaries. In order for OWCP’s billing contractor to pay providers of these services with its automated bill processing system, providers must ‘‘enroll’’ with one or more of the OWCP programs that administer the statutes by submitting certain profile information, including identifying information, tax I.D. information, and whether they possess specialty or sub-specialty training. Form OWCP–1168 is used to obtain this information from each provider. This VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 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. ICR will be submitted to OMB as a follow-up to an emergency processing request that was submitted to OMB on February 14, 2020 which will allow for implementation of the revised form as soon as possible. This submission will request OMB approval to use the revised form for an additional three (3) years. Anjanette Suggs, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. II. Review Focus [FR Doc. 2020–03789 Filed 2–25–20; 8:45 am] 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. BILLING CODE 4510–CR–P III. Current Actions The Office of Management and Budget OMB, through its Economic Classification Policy Committee (ECPC), is seeking comment on potential changes to the structure and content of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). There are seven parts in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Part I provides background on NAICS. Part II includes a solicitation of proposals for new and emerging industries. Part III solicits public comments on the NAICS treatment of Electronic Shopping in Retail Trade. Part IV asks for comments on the concept of internet Publishing and Broadcasting and the potential to eliminate the industry in NAICS 2022. Part V solicits comments on a proposed revision to OMB’s Statistical Policy Directive No. 8, Standard Industrial Classification of Establishments. Part VI requests comments on the advisability of withdrawing OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 9, Standard Industrial Classification of Enterprises. Finally, Part VII presents notification of a method to publicize corrections for errors and omissions that are identified in NAICS. In soliciting comments about revising NAICS, the ECPC does not intend to Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 2017 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)— Updates for 2022; Update of Statistical Policy Directive No. 8, Standard Industrial Classification of Establishments; and Elimination of Statistical Policy Directive No. 9, Standard Industrial Classification of Enterprises Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President. ACTION: Notice of solicitation for proposals to revise portions of NAICS for 2022, solicitation of comments on the update of Statistical Policy Directive No. 8, and solicitation of comments on the elimination of Statistical Policy Directive No. 9. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Labor seeks the approval of the extension of this currently approved information collection in order to carry out a wide range of automated bill ‘‘edits’’, such as the identification of duplicate billings, the application of pertinent fee schedules, utilization review, and fraud and abuse detection. The profile information is also used to furnish detailed reports to providers on the status of previously submitted bills. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Title: Provider Enrollment Form. OMB Number: 1240–0021. Agency Number: OWCP–1168. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Total Respondents: 64,325. Total Responses: 64,325. Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 32,163. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $37,309. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 38 (Wednesday, February 26, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11119-11120]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-03789]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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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. 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. This information collection request (ICR) seeks 
approval under the PRA for the continued use of the revised Provider 
Enrollment Form (Form OWCP-1168). The form requests profile information 
on providers that enroll in one or more of OWCP's benefit programs so 
its billing contractor can pay them for services rendered to 
beneficiaries using its automated bill processing system. In addition 
to the enrollment form information collection, the OWCP bill processing 
contractor currently collects electronic data interchange (EDI) 
information from the

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provider only if the provider chooses a data exchange submission 
method. Once the new OWCP-1168 form is in place, the existing EDI 
template will no longer be applicable. The current EDI template 
collects information that is duplicative to information collected on 
Form OWCP-1168, such as names, addresses, and NPI. Collecting EDI 
information with the enrollment information in one form will improve 
efficiency in collecting the information from providers, reduce the 
time required for processing by operational staff, and will 
significantly reduce errors associated with mismatching provider 
enrollments to their EDI information. This ICR will be submitted to OMB 
to allow for the continued use of the revised Provider Enrollment Form 
(Form OWCP-1168) and to incorporate regulatory updates implementing the 
Black Lung benefits Act which becomes applicable on April 26, 2020. 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 April 27, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Anjanette Suggs, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Ave. NW, Room S-3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone/fax (202) 354-
9660, Email [email protected]. Please use only one method of 
transmission for comments (mail/delivery, fax, or email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) is the agency 
responsible for administration of the Federal Employees' Compensation 
Act (FECA), 5 U.S.C. 8101 et seq., the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA), 
30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., and the Energy Employees Occupational Illness 
Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA), 42 U.S.C. 7384 et seq. 
These statutes require OWCP to pay for appropriate medical and 
vocational rehabilitation services provided to beneficiaries. In order 
for OWCP's billing contractor to pay providers of these services with 
its automated bill processing system, providers must ``enroll'' with 
one or more of the OWCP programs that administer the statutes by 
submitting certain profile information, including identifying 
information, tax I.D. information, and whether they possess specialty 
or sub-specialty training. Form OWCP-1168 is used to obtain this 
information from each provider. This ICR will be submitted to OMB as a 
follow-up to an emergency processing request that was submitted to OMB 
on February 14, 2020 which will allow for implementation of the revised 
form as soon as possible. This submission will request OMB approval to 
use the revised form for an additional three (3) years.

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 of the extension of this 
currently approved information collection in order to carry out a wide 
range of automated bill ``edits'', such as the identification of 
duplicate billings, the application of pertinent fee schedules, 
utilization review, and fraud and abuse detection. The profile 
information is also used to furnish detailed reports to providers on 
the status of previously submitted bills.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Title: Provider Enrollment Form.
    OMB Number: 1240-0021.
    Agency Number: OWCP-1168.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Total Respondents: 64,325.
    Total Responses: 64,325.
    Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 32,163.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $37,309.
    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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