Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation; Proposed Extension; Comment Request, 14507-14508 [2020-05088]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 49 / Thursday, March 12, 2020 / Notices thereafter, pursuant to section 207.64 of the Commission’s rules. Hearing.—The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the reviews beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the Secretary to the Commission on or before June 9, 2020. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission’s deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at the hearing. All parties and nonparties desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral presentations should participate in a prehearing conference to be held on June 15, 2020, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, if deemed necessary. Oral testimony and written materials to be submitted at the public hearing are governed by sections 201.6(b)(2), 201.13(f), 207.24, and 207.66 of the Commission’s rules. Parties must submit any request to present a portion of their hearing testimony in camera no later than 7 business days prior to the date of the hearing. Written submissions.—Each party to the reviews may submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. Prehearing briefs must conform with the provisions of section 207.65 of the Commission’s rules; the deadline for filing is June 8, 2020. Parties may also file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the hearing, as provided in section 207.24 of the Commission’s rules, and posthearing briefs, which must conform with the provisions of section 207.67 of the Commission’s rules. The deadline for filing posthearing briefs is June 25, 2020. In addition, any person who has not entered an appearance as a party to the reviews may submit a written statement of information pertinent to the subject of the review on or before June 25, 2020. On July 20, 2020, the Commission will make available to parties all information on which they have not had an opportunity to comment. Parties may submit final comments on this information on or before July 22, 2020, but such final comments must not contain new factual information and must otherwise comply with section 207.68 of the Commission’s rules. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s rules; any submissions that contain BPI must also conform with the requirements of sections 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission’s rules. The Commission’s Handbook on Filing Procedures, available on the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Mar 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 Commission’s website at https:// www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_ on_filing_procedures.pdf, elaborates upon the Commission’s procedures with respect to filings. Additional written submissions to the Commission, including requests pursuant to section 201.12 of the Commission’s rules, shall not be accepted unless good cause is shown for accepting such submissions, or unless the submission is pursuant to a specific request by a Commissioner or Commission staff. In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the Commission’s rules, each document filed by a party to the review must be served on all other parties to the review (as identified by either the public or BPI service list), and a certificate of service must be timely filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for filing without a certificate of service. The Commission has determined that these reviews are extraordinarily complicated and therefore has determined to exercise its authority to extend the review period by up to 90 days pursuant to 19 U.S.C.1675(c)(5)(B). Authority: These reviews are being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.62 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. Issued: March 9, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–05081 Filed 3–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation; Proposed Extension; 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, ‘‘Coal Mine Operator Response to Schedule for the Submission of Additional Evidence and Operator Response to Notice of Claim.’’ 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). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14507 Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the address section below on or before May 11, 2020. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation, including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, 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 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 Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs’ (OWCP) Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation (DCMWC) administers the Black Lung Benefits Act (30 U.S.C. 901 et seq.), which provides benefits to coal miners totally disabled due to pneumoconiosis and certain surviving dependents. Benefits are paid by a coal mine operator who employed the miner (or its insurance carrier) or the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund if no responsible coal mine operator can be identified. OWCP is seeking comments on the extension of information collections titled Coal Mine Operator Response to Schedule for Submission of Additional Evidence (Form CM–2970) and Operator Response to Notice of Claim (Form CM– 2970a). The District Director uses the information collected on form CM–2970 to determine whether the named coal mine operator agrees with the District Director’s (1) designation of the operator as liable for any benefits payable, and (2) determination regarding the DATES: E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 14508 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 49 / Thursday, March 12, 2020 / Notices claimant’s eligibility for benefits. The District Director uses the information collected on the CM–2970a to determine whether a coal mine operator who employed the miner may be designated as the liable operator responsible for paying any benefits due on a claim. The information collected on both forms is within the operator’s control (e.g., information about the operator’s business, employment of the miner, and financial capacity to pay benefits). 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 the collection 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. To help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention 1240–0033. Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this ICR and may be 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Mar 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–OWCP–DCMWC. Type of Review: Extension. Title of Collection: Coal Mine Operator Response to Schedule for the Submission of Additional Evidence and Operator Response to Notice of Claim. Form: CM–2970 and CM–2970a. OMB Control Number: 1240–0033. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,900. Frequency: As needed. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 9,800. Estimated Average Time per Response: 10 minutes—CM–2970 and 15 minutes—CM–2970a. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,042 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $35,102.00. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Dated: March 6, 2020. Anjanette Suggs, Agency Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–05088 Filed 3–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES National Endowment for the Arts Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review: Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The National Endowment for the Arts, on behalf of the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, will submit the following public information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95): Application for International Indemnification. Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained at www.reginfo.gov. SUMMARY: Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the National Endowment for the Arts, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202/ 395–4718), within thirty days of this publication in the Federal Register. Copies of any comments should be provided to Patricia Loiko (National Endowment for the Arts, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20506–0001, email DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 loikop@arts.gov, telephone 202/682– 5541—this is not a toll-free number; fax 202/682–5721). The OMB 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. The Endowment requests the review of its application guidelines. This entry is issued by the Endowment and contains the following information: (1) The title of the form; (2) how often the required information must be reported; (3) who will be required or asked to report; (4) what the form will be used for; (5) an estimate of the number of responses; (6) the average burden hours per response; (7) an estimate of the total number of hours needed to prepare the form. This entry is not subject to 44 U.S.C. 3504(h). Agency: National Endowment for the Arts. Title: Application for International Indemnification. OMB Number: 3135–0094. Frequency: Renewed every three years. Affected Public: Non-profit, tax exempt organizations, and governmental units. Number of Respondents: 40 per year. Estimated Time per Respondent: 45 hours. Estimate Cost per Respondent: $2,097. Total Burden Hours: 1800. Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: 0. Total Annual Costs (Operating/ Maintaining Systems or Purchasing Services): $121,200. Description: This application form is used by non-profit, tax-exempt organizations (primarily museums), and governmental units to apply to the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities (through the National SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 49 (Thursday, March 12, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation; Proposed Extension; 
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, ``Coal Mine Operator 
Response to Schedule for the Submission of Additional Evidence and 
Operator Response to Notice of Claim.'' 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: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
address section below on or before May 11, 2020.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation, 
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
of response, 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 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 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs' (OWCP) Division of 
Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC) administers the Black Lung 
Benefits Act (30 U.S.C. 901 et seq.), which provides benefits to coal 
miners totally disabled due to pneumoconiosis and certain surviving 
dependents. Benefits are paid by a coal mine operator who employed the 
miner (or its insurance carrier) or the Black Lung Disability Trust 
Fund if no responsible coal mine operator can be identified.
    OWCP is seeking comments on the extension of information 
collections titled Coal Mine Operator Response to Schedule for 
Submission of Additional Evidence (Form CM-2970) and Operator Response 
to Notice of Claim (Form CM-2970a). The District Director uses the 
information collected on form CM-2970 to determine whether the named 
coal mine operator agrees with the District Director's (1) designation 
of the operator as liable for any benefits payable, and (2) 
determination regarding the

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claimant's eligibility for benefits. The District Director uses the 
information collected on the CM-2970a to determine whether a coal mine 
operator who employed the miner may be designated as the liable 
operator responsible for paying any benefits due on a claim. The 
information collected on both forms is within the operator's control 
(e.g., information about the operator's business, employment of the 
miner, and financial capacity to pay benefits).
    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 the collection 
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. To help ensure appropriate consideration, 
comments should mention 1240-0033.
    Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this 
ICR and may be 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-DCMWC.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title of Collection: Coal Mine Operator Response to Schedule for 
the Submission of Additional Evidence and Operator Response to Notice 
of Claim.
    Form: CM-2970 and CM-2970a.
    OMB Control Number: 1240-0033.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,900.
    Frequency: As needed.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 9,800.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 10 minutes--CM-2970 and 15 
minutes--CM-2970a.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,042 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $35,102.00.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).

    Dated: March 6, 2020.
Anjanette Suggs,
Agency Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-05088 Filed 3-11-20; 8:45 am]
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