Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 75049-75050 [2020-25874]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 24, 2020 / Notices 10. Effect of Final Decision on Application. Once a final decision is made regarding the capability of a SNAP site to operate as a NRTL-recognized site, this decision will be published in the Federal Register, upon which time the NRTL must immediately cease performing SNAP activities at the SNAP sites listed in the application that were not approved to become recognized sites. 11. Termination of the SNAP Entirely. A NRTL must cease performing SNAP activities at existing SNAP sites that are listed in the application and meet the preconditions of eligibility no later than November 24, 2021. This will be the case even if OSHA does not issue a final decision on the NRTL’s application by that date. The SNAP will be entirely terminated on November 24, 2021. 12. Potential Extension of SNAP Termination Date. OSHA might, at the discretion of the agency, extend the SNAP termination date. OSHA notes, however, that it will not extend the termination date because final decisions on some applications cannot be issued on a streamlined basis. OSHA is not able to issue a final decision on a streamlined basis, for example, if it determines that it needs to conduct an on-site assessment or a negative finding is issued in connection with an application. An extension of the SNAP termination date based on these timeintensive issues is not justified. Disclaimer: This policy is not a standard, regulation, or any other type of substantive rule. No statement in this policy should be construed to require the regulated community to adopt any practices, means, methods, operations, or processes beyond those which are already required by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 668) or standards and regulations promulgated under the OSH Act. This document does not have the force and effect of law and is not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES IV. Authority and Signature Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this notice. Accordingly, the agency is issuing this notice pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 657(g)(2)), Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 8–2020 (85 FR 58393, Sept. 18, 2020), and 29 CFR 1910.7. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 23, 2020 Jkt 253001 Signed at Washington, DC, on November 17, 2020. Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2020–25770 Filed 11–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection requests (ICRs) titled, ‘‘Report of Changes that May Affect Your Black Lung Benefits’’ (Forms CM–929 and CM–929P). 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 January 25, 2021. 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 S– 3323, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; or by email: suggs.anjanette@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75049 minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements can be properly assessed. This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for an extension of an existing collection titled Report of Changes That May Affect Your Black Lung Benefits (Forms CM–929 and CM–929P). These forms help determine continuing eligibility of primary beneficiaries receiving black lung benefits. The primary beneficiary or their representative payee is required to verify and update certain information that may affect entitlement to benefits, including changes to income, marital status, receipt of state workers’ compensation benefits, and their dependents’ status. While the information collected remains the same as in the currently approved collection, the updated forms add an electronic filing option. The Black Lung Benefits Act, 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., and its implementing regulations, 20 CFR 725.513(a), 725.533(e), authorizes this information collection. See 30 U.S.C. 936(a) 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. To help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention 1240–0028. 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 E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 75050 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 24, 2020 / Notices 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: Report of Changes that May Affect Your Black Lung Benefits. Form: Report of Changes that May Affect Your Black Lung Benefits, CM– 929, CM–929P. OMB Control Number: 1240–0028. Affected Public: Individuals and Notfor-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000. Frequency: Annually. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 12,000. Estimated Average Time per Response: 5–80 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,810 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.00. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Committee Act and implementing regulations. The meeting will be on January 27, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be a virtual meeting. See supplementary procedures below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert J. Skwirot, ISOO Senior Program Analyst by telephone at 202.357.5398 or by email at robert.skwirot@nara.gov. Please use the email contact method during the current COVID remote work situation. Contact ISOO at ISOO@ nara.gov. DATES: This virtual meeting is open to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app 2) and implementing regulations at 41 CFR 101–6. The Committee will discuss matters relating to the classified national security information program for state, local, tribal, and private sector entities. Procedures: Please submit the name, email address, and telephone number of people planning to attend to Robert Skwirot at ISOO (contact information above) no later than Wednesday, January 20, 2021. We will provide meeting access information to those who register. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Maureen MacDonald, Designated Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–25873 Filed 11–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Anjanette Suggs, Agency Clearance Officer. Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 [FR Doc. 2020–25874 Filed 11–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P National Science Foundation. Notice of permit applications received. AGENCY: ACTION: NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–2021–008] State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Policy Advisory Committee (SLTPS– PAC); Meeting Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice of Federal advisory committee meeting. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: We are announcing an upcoming meeting of the State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Policy Advisory Committee (SLTPS–PAC) in accordance with the Federal Advisory SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 23, 2020 Jkt 253001 The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish a notice of permit applications received to conduct activities regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. NSF has published regulations under the Antarctic Conservation Act in the Code of Federal Regulations. This is the required notice of permit applications received. SUMMARY: Interested parties are invited to submit written data, comments, or views with respect to this permit application by December 24, 2020. This application may be inspected by interested parties at the Permit Office, address below. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments should be addressed to Permit Office, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nature McGinn, ACA Permit Officer, at the above address, 703–292–8030, or ACApermits@nsf.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Science Foundation, as directed by the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95–541, 45 CFR 671), as amended by the Antarctic Science, Tourism and Conservation Act of 1996, has developed regulations for the establishment of a permit system for various activities in Antarctica and designation of certain animals and certain geographic areas a requiring special protection. The regulations establish such a permit system to designate Antarctic Specially Protected Areas. ADDRESSES: Application Details Permit Application: 2021–006 1. Applicant: Ari S. Friedlaender, Institute for Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz, 115 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95003 Activity for Which Permit is Requested: Waste Management. The applicant would conduct research around the Antarctic Peninsula to determine the ecological role of baleen whales. Sensor tags would be used to collect data on the underwater movement and behavior of the whales. Over time, the applicant would be able to determine how changes in the whales’ behavior correspond to changes in sea ice, krill, and other critical aspects of the Antarctic marine ecosystem that are at risk from rapidly changing climates. The applicant would collect skin and blubber biopsy samples to gain a better understanding of the identity, population structure, and health of the whales. The applicant would operate unoccupied/remotely piloted aircraft systems (UAS, RPAS) to collect photographs of individual whales for health assessment purposes. The applicant would collaborate with Antarctic tour operators that would provide platforms to the applicant’s research team in order to gather data during time periods that are undersampled. The applicant is seeking a waste permit to cover any accidental releases that may occur if the biopsy darts, tags, and/or remotely piloted aircraft are lost. The research teams would be comprised of experienced researchers and UAS/RPAS pilots. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 227 (Tuesday, November 24, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-25874]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; 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 requests (ICRs) titled, ``Report of Changes that 
May Affect Your Black Lung Benefits'' (Forms CM-929 and CM-929P). 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 
January 25, 2021.

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 S-3323, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; or by email: 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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.
    This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for an extension of an 
existing collection titled Report of Changes That May Affect Your Black 
Lung Benefits (Forms CM-929 and CM-929P). These forms help determine 
continuing eligibility of primary beneficiaries receiving black lung 
benefits. The primary beneficiary or their representative payee is 
required to verify and update certain information that may affect 
entitlement to benefits, including changes to income, marital status, 
receipt of state workers' compensation benefits, and their dependents' 
status. While the information collected remains the same as in the 
currently approved collection, the updated forms add an electronic 
filing option. The Black Lung Benefits Act, 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., and 
its implementing regulations, 20 CFR 725.513(a), 725.533(e), authorizes 
this information collection. See 30 U.S.C. 936(a)
    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. To help ensure appropriate consideration, 
comments should mention 1240-0028.
    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

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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: Report of Changes that May Affect Your Black 
Lung Benefits.
    Form: Report of Changes that May Affect Your Black Lung Benefits, 
CM-929, CM-929P.
    OMB Control Number: 1240-0028.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 12,000.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 5-80 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,810 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.00.

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

Anjanette Suggs,
Agency Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-25874 Filed 11-23-20; 8:45 am]
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