Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Application for Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Pre-Hearing Statement, 33201-33202 [2020-11664]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 105 / Monday, June 1, 2020 / Notices meetings. The first meeting will be held in advance of the 39th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS) to be held as a virtual symposium in early July 2020, in Geneva, Switzerland. OSHA, along with the U.S. Interagency Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Coordinating Group, plans to consider the comments and information gathered at this public meeting when developing the U.S. Government positions for the UNSCEGHS meeting. DATES: The virtual public meeting will take place approximately two weeks preceding the international meeting. Specific information for each meeting will be posted when available on the OSHA website at https://www.osha.gov/ dsg/hazcom/hazcom_ international.html#meeting-notice. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held virtually hosted through the DOT Headquarters Conference Center, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Written Comments: Interested parties may submit comments by July 3, 2020, on the Working and Informal Papers for the 39th sessions 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 Virtual Meeting: These meetings will be open to the public on a first-come, first served basis, as space is limited. Advanced meeting registration information will be posted on the PHMSA website. DOT is committed to providing equal access to this meeting for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, such as sign language, interpretation, or other ancillary aids, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Attendees may use the same form to pre-register for both meetings. Failure to pre-register may delay your access into the DOT Headquarters conference call line. 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:// VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:40 May 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 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: OSHA will conduct a virtual public meeting in advance of the 39th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS) to be held as a virtual symposium in early July 2020, in Geneva, Switzerland. This virtual meeting will occur jointly with the Department of Transportation (DOT), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will conduct a public meeting (see FR Doc. 2020–09076 Filed 4–28–20) to discuss proposals in preparation for the 57th and 58th sessions of the United Nations SubCommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCE TDG) to be held, in Geneva, Switzerland in 2020. Advanced meeting registration information will be posted on the PHMSA website. For information on the Department of Transportation (DOT), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will conduct a public meeting (see Docket No. PHMSA–2019–0224; Notice No. 2020– 02) to discuss proposals in preparation for the 58th and 59th sessions of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCE TDG). For each of these meetings, OSHA and PHMSA will solicit public input on U.S. government positions regarding proposals submitted by member countries in advance of each meeting. The OSHA Meeting OSHA is hosting an open informal public meeting of the 39th and 40th sessions of the UNSCE GHS will represent the third and fourth meetings scheduled for the 2019–2020 biennium. Information on the work of the UNSCEGHS including meeting agendas, working and informal papers, reports, and documents from previous sessions can be found on the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Transport Division website PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33201 located at the following web address: http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/ publi/ghs/ghs_welcome_e.html. The PHMSA Meeting Additional information regarding the UNSCE TDG and related matters can be found on PHMSA’s website at: https:// www.phmsa.dot.gov/internationalprogram/international-programoverview. Authority and Signature Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, authorized the preparation of this notice under the authority granted by sections 4, 6, and 8 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657), and Secretary’s Order 1– 2012 (77 FR 3912), (Jan. 25, 2012). Signed at Washington, DC. Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2020–11660 Filed 5–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Application for Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act PreHearing Statement Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘PreHearing Statement.’’ 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 July 31, 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 for free by contacting Anjanette Suggs by telephone at 202– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 33202 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 105 / Monday, June 1, 2020 / Notices 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 Programs, Room S3323, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; or by email at suggs.anjanette@dol.gov. Please note that comments submitted after the comment period will not be considered. 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 administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. The Act provides benefits to workers’ injured in maritime employment on the navigable waters of the United States or in an adjoining area customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. In addition, several acts extend the Longshore Act’s coverage to certain other employees. Title 20, CFR 702.317 provides for the referral of claims under the Longshore Act for formal hearings. This Section provides that before a case is transferred to the Office of Administrative Law Judges the district director shall furnish each of the parties or their representatives with a copy of a prehearing statement form. The form LS–18 is used to refer the case for formal hearing under the Act. Each party shall, within 21 days after receipt of each form, complete it and return it to the district director. Upon receipt of the forms, the district director, after checking them for completeness and after any further conferences that, in his/her opinion, are warranted, shall transmit them to the Office of the Chief Administrative Law Judge with all available evidence which the parties intend to submit at the hearing. Legal authority for this information collection is found at 33 U.S.C. 939. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:40 May 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 Regulatory authority is found at 20 CFR 702.317. 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 OMB No. 1240–0036. 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-Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, DLHWC. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Title of Collection: Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act PreHearing Statement. Form: LS–18, Pre-Hearing Statement. OMB Control Number: 1240–0036. PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,800. Frequency: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 3,800. Estimated Average Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 646 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $1,102. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Anjanette Suggs, Agency Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–11664 Filed 5–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CF–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: (20–050)] Heliophysics Advisory Committee; Meeting National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of meeting. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 105 (Monday, June 1, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Application for Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Pre-
Hearing Statement

AGENCY: Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation, Office 
of Workers' Compensation Programs, Labor.

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, ``Pre-Hearing Statement.'' 
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 
July 31, 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 for free by 
contacting Anjanette Suggs by telephone at 202-

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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 Programs, 
Room S3323, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; or by 
email at [email protected]. Please note that comments submitted 
after the comment period will not be considered.

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 administers the 
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. The Act provides 
benefits to workers' injured in maritime employment on the navigable 
waters of the United States or in an adjoining area customarily used by 
an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. In 
addition, several acts extend the Longshore Act's coverage to certain 
other employees.
    Title 20, CFR 702.317 provides for the referral of claims under the 
Longshore Act for formal hearings. This Section provides that before a 
case is transferred to the Office of Administrative Law Judges the 
district director shall furnish each of the parties or their 
representatives with a copy of a pre-hearing statement form. The form 
LS-18 is used to refer the case for formal hearing under the Act. Each 
party shall, within 21 days after receipt of each form, complete it and 
return it to the district director. Upon receipt of the forms, the 
district director, after checking them for completeness and after any 
further conferences that, in his/her opinion, are warranted, shall 
transmit them to the Office of the Chief Administrative Law Judge with 
all available evidence which the parties intend to submit at the 
hearing.
    Legal authority for this information collection is found at 33 
U.S.C. 939.
    Regulatory authority is found at 20 CFR 702.317.
    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 OMB No. 1240-0036.
    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-Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, DLHWC.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title of Collection: Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act 
Pre-Hearing Statement.
    Form: LS-18, Pre-Hearing Statement.
    OMB Control Number: 1240-0036.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,800.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 3,800.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 646 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $1,102.

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

Anjanette Suggs,
Agency Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-11664 Filed 5-29-20; 8:45 am]
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