Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness (DEEOIC) Authorization Forms, 62327-62328 [2020-21790]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 192 / Friday, October 2, 2020 / Notices www.regulations.gov (Docket No. OSHA–2020–0002), the federal rulemaking portal. The charter also is available on the NACOSH page on OSHA’s web page at http:// www.osha.gov and at the OSHA Docket Office, N–3653, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2350. Please note: While OSHA’s Docket Office is continuing to accept and process request, due to the COVID– 19 pandemic, the Docket Office is closed to the public. In addition, the charter is available for viewing or download at the Federal Advisory Committee Database at http:// www.facadatabase.gov. Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice under the authority granted by 29 U.S.C. 656; 5 U.S.C. App. 2; 29 CFR part 1912a; 41 CFR part 102–3; and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 8–2020 (85 FR 58393, 9/18/2020). AUTHORITY AND SIGNATURE: Signed at Washington, DC, on September 28, 2020. Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2020–21760 Filed 10–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Workers Compensation Programs Office Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness (DEEOIC) Authorization Forms Office of Workers’ Compensation, Department of 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, ‘‘DEEOIC Authorization Request Forms’’. 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 December 1, 2020. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:38 Oct 01, 2020 Jkt 253001 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, or requests for a copy of, 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; 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. Background: The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) is the primary agency responsible for administration of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as amended (EEOICPA), 42 U.S.C. 7384 et seq. EEOICPA provides for the payment of compensation to covered employees and, where applicable, survivors of deceased employees, who sustained either an ‘‘occupational illness’’ or a ‘‘covered illness’’ in the performance of duty for the Department of Energy and certain of its contractors and subcontractors. One element of the compensation provided to covered employees is medical benefits for the treatment of their occupational or covered illnesses that are accepted as compensable. OWCP contracts with a private sector bill processing agent that handles many of the tasks associated with paying bills for medical treatment provided to covered employees under EEOICPA. This bill processing agent uses an automated system that matches incoming bills with the authorized medical treatment of covered employees before it issues payments, and a provider of medical treatment, supplies or services to covered employees must provide the bill processing agent with information necessary for creation of an PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62327 authorization within the agent’s automated system before a bill can be paid. The collection of this information is authorized by 20 CFR 30.400(a) and (c), 30.403, 30.404(b) and 30.700. The information collections in this ICR collect demographic, factual and medical information that OWCP and/or its bill processing agent needs to process bills for medical treatment, supplies or services. DOL 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 OMB# 1240–0NEW. 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:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 62328 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 192 / Friday, October 2, 2020 / Notices e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL-Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Type of Review: New Collection. Title of Collection: DEEOIC Authorization Forms Agency Form Number: EE–22, EE–24, EE–26, EE–28, EE–30, EE–32 OMB Control Number: 1240–0NEW. Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,890. Frequency: Varies by form. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 66,770. Estimated Average Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,129. 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. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Anjanette Suggs, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2020–21790 Filed 10–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CR–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: 20–080] Name of Information Collection: Term and Condition Notification of Harassment Form National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection AGENCY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections. DATES: Comments are due by 10/31/ 2020. SUMMARY: All comments should be addressed to Roger Kantz, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546–0001 or call 281.792.7885. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:11 Oct 01, 2020 Jkt 253001 instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Roger Kantz, NASA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546 or email Travis.Kantz@nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract: This collection of information supports NASA’s term and condition regarding sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, and sexual assault. This term and condition requires recipient organizations to report to NASA any findings/determinations of sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, or sexual assault regarding a NASA funded PI or Co-I. The new term and condition will also require the recipient to report to NASA if the PI or Co-I is placed on administrative leave or if the recipient has imposed any administrative action on the PI or Co-I, or any determination or an investigation of an alleged violation of the recipient’s policies or codes of conduct, statutes, regulations, or executive orders relating to sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, or sexual assault. In reviewing harassment notifications pursuant to the term and condition, it will be necessary for the Agency to have complete information provided in a consistent manner. The information provided will be used by the Agency to assess the matters reported and to consult with the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR), or designee of the reporting institution. Based on the results of this review and consultation, NASA may, if necessary, assert its programmatic stewardship responsibilities and oversight authority to initiate the substitution or removal of the PI or any co-PI, reduce the award funding amount, or where neither of those previous options is available or adequate, to suspend or terminate the award. II. Methods of Collection: Electronic. III. Data Title: NASA Term and Condition Notification of Harassment Form. OMB Number: Type of review: New. Affected Public: NASA grant recipient institution reporting officials. Estimated Annual Number of Activities: 20. Estimated Number of Respondents per Activity: 1. Annual Responses: 20. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $2,000. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (1) The accuracy of NASA’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. They will also become a matter of public record. Roger Kantz, NASA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–21810 Filed 10–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: 20–079] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for NASA’s Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Soil Cleanup Activities at Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Ventura County, California National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of availability of the Record of Decision (ROD). AGENCY: NASA announces its decision concerning agency actions related to soil cleanup activities at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Ventura County, California. NASA’s decision is supported by the detailed analysis found in the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Soil Cleanup Activities (SEIS), as summarized in the agency’s Record of Decision (ROD). ADDRESSES: The Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) SEIS ROD and related National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents are available at NASA’s SSFL project website (https:// www.nasa.gov/feature/environmentalimpact-statement-eis-for-demolitionand-environmental-cleanup-activities). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Zorba, SSFL Project Director, email at msfc-ssfl-information@ mail.nasa.gov, or phone (202) 714–0496. Additional information about NASA’s SSFL site, the soil and cleanup activities, and the associated planning process and documentation (as SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Workers Compensation Programs Office


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness (DEEOIC) 
Authorization Forms

AGENCY: Office of Workers' Compensation, Department of 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, ``DEEOIC Authorization 
Request Forms''. 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 
December 1, 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, or requests for a copy of, 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; 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.
    Background: The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) is 
the primary agency responsible for administration of the Energy 
Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as 
amended (EEOICPA), 42 U.S.C. 7384 et seq. EEOICPA provides for the 
payment of compensation to covered employees and, where applicable, 
survivors of deceased employees, who sustained either an ``occupational 
illness'' or a ``covered illness'' in the performance of duty for the 
Department of Energy and certain of its contractors and subcontractors. 
One element of the compensation provided to covered employees is 
medical benefits for the treatment of their occupational or covered 
illnesses that are accepted as compensable. OWCP contracts with a 
private sector bill processing agent that handles many of the tasks 
associated with paying bills for medical treatment provided to covered 
employees under EEOICPA. This bill processing agent uses an automated 
system that matches incoming bills with the authorized medical 
treatment of covered employees before it issues payments, and a 
provider of medical treatment, supplies or services to covered 
employees must provide the bill processing agent with information 
necessary for creation of an authorization within the agent's automated 
system before a bill can be paid. The collection of this information is 
authorized by 20 CFR 30.400(a) and (c), 30.403, 30.404(b) and 30.700. 
The information collections in this ICR collect demographic, factual 
and medical information that OWCP and/or its bill processing agent 
needs to process bills for medical treatment, supplies or services.
    DOL 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 OMB# 1240-0NEW.
    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,

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e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.
    Agency: DOL-Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
    Type of Review: New Collection.
    Title of Collection: DEEOIC Authorization Forms
    Agency Form Number: EE-22, EE-24, EE-26, EE-28, EE-30, EE-32
    OMB Control Number: 1240-0NEW.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other 
for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,890.
    Frequency: Varies by form.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 66,770.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,129.
    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.

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

Anjanette Suggs,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2020-21790 Filed 10-1-20; 8:45 am]
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