Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Pre-Hearing Statement, 65874-65875 [2020-22937]

Download as PDF 65874 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 201 / Friday, October 16, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 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; —Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; 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. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection: The Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS). (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: 2020 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics Survey. (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: The form number for the questionnaire is CJ–44. The applicable component within the Department of Justice is the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in the Office of Justice Programs. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Respondents will be general purpose state, county and local law enforcement agencies (LEAs), including local and county police departments, sheriff’s offices, and primary state law enforcement agencies. Since 1987, BJS has collected information about the personnel, policies, and practices of law enforcement agencies via the Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey. This core survey, which has been administered every 4 to 6 years, has been used to produce nationally representative estimates on the demographic characteristics of sworn personnel, hiring practices, operations, equipment, technology, and agency VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Oct 15, 2020 Jkt 253001 policies and procedures. Items were added since the last 30-day notice (Federal Register, Volume 85, Number 102, page 31809, on Wednesday, May 27, 2020) to capture staffing counts and operating budget for 2019 in addition to 2020. Policies and procedures pertaining to Coronavirus (COVID–19) have also been added. BJS plans to publish this information in reports and reference it when responding to queries from the U.S. Congress, Executive Office of the President, the U.S. Supreme Court, state officials, international organizations, researchers, students, the media, and others interested in criminal justice statistics. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An agency-level survey will be sent to approximately 3,500 LEA respondents. The expected burden placed on these respondents is about 2.5 hours. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 8,750 total burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: October 6, 2020. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2020–22452 Filed 10–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Pre-Hearing Statement Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP)-sponsored 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before November 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30–day Review— Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony May by telephone at 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) if the information will be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (4) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (5) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 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 E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 201 / Friday, October 16, 2020 / Notices 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. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2020 (85 FR 33201). 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 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 OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. DOL seeks PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) years. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal. The DOL notes that information collection requirements submitted to the OMB for existing ICRs receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. Agency: DOL-OWCP. Title of Collection: Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act PreHearing Statement. OMB Control Number: 1240–0036. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,800. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 3,800. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 646 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $1,102. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: October 9, 2020. Anthony May, Management and Program Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–22937 Filed 10–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Claim for Continuance of Compensation Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Oct 15, 2020 Jkt 253001 The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP)-sponsored 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 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before November 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony May by telephone at 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) if the information will be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (4) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (5) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs administers the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act, 5 U.S.C. 8133. Under the Act, eligible dependents of deceased employees receive compensation benefits on account of the employee’s death. OWCP has to monitor death benefits for current marital status, potential for dual benefits, and other criteria for qualifying as a dependent under the law. The CA– 12 form is sent annually to beneficiaries in death cases to ensure that their status has not changed and that they remain entitled to benefits. The information collected is used by OWCP claims examiners to ensure that death benefits being paid are correct, and that payments are not made to ineligible survivors. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65875 related notice published in the Federal Register on May 28, 2020 (85 FR 32054). 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 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 OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. DOL seeks PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) years. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal. The DOL notes that information collection requirements submitted to the OMB for existing ICRs receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. Agency: DOL–OWCP. Title of Collection: Claim for Continuance of Compensation. OMB Control Number: 1240–0015. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,866. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2,866. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 239 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $1,562. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: October 9, 2020. Anthony May, Management and Program Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–22935 Filed 10–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Rock Burst Control Plan, (Pertains to Underground Metal/Nonmetal Mines) Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)sponsored 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


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

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Office of 
Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)-sponsored 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 
(PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before November 16, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony May by telephone at 202-693-
4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the Department, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (2) if the information will be processed and 
used in a timely manner; (3) the accuracy of the agency's estimates of 
the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (4) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (5) 
ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    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

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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. For 
additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related 
notice published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2020 (85 FR 33201).
    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 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 
OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6.
    DOL seeks PRA authorization for this information collection for 
three (3) years. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than 
three (3) years without renewal. The DOL notes that information 
collection requirements submitted to the OMB for existing ICRs receive 
a month-to-month extension while they undergo review.
    Agency: DOL-OWCP.
    Title of Collection: Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act 
Pre-Hearing Statement.
    OMB Control Number: 1240-0036.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,800.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 3,800.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 646 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $1,102.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

    Dated: October 9, 2020.
Anthony May,
Management and Program Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2020-22937 Filed 10-15-20; 8:45 am]
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