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[FR Doc. 2021–08526 Filed 4–20–21; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4410–BA–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Amendment Under The Clean Air Act On April 13, 2021, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Fourth Consent Decree Amendment Concerning ExxonMobil’s Joliet Refinery (the ‘‘Fourth Decree Amendment’’) with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Exxon Mobil Corp., Case No. 05 C 5809. In 2005, the United States and the states of Illinois, Louisiana, and Montana filed a Complaint in this lawsuit seeking civil penalties and injunctive relief from Defendants Exxon Mobil Corporation and ExxonMobil Oil Corporation (‘‘ExxonMobil’’). The Complaint alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401–7671q, and several other environmental statutes at ExxonMobil’s six domestic petroleum refineries, including ExxonMobil’s refinery in Joliet, Illinois (the ‘‘Joliet Refinery’’). When the Complaint was filed, the United States also lodged a proposed Consent Decree containing the terms of a proposed settlement, which included requirements that ExxonMobil pay $7.7 million in civil penalties and make an array of improvements to its refineries’ pollution control equipment and environmental compliance programs. The Court approved and entered that proposed Consent Decree after a public comment period. The 2005 Consent Decree and three subsequent amendments (collectively referred to here as the ‘‘Original Consent Decree’’) are posted on this EPA website: https://www.epa.gov/ VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Apr 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 enforcement/exxonmobil-refinerysettlement. ExxonMobil paid the civil penalties required by the Original Consent Decree and has satisfied most requirements of the Original Consent Decree for the Joliet Refinery. However, the United States contends that ExxonMobil has violated some requirements of the Original Consent Decree that apply to the Joliet Refinery. The United States also contends that ExxonMobil has violated some other Clean Air Act requirements applicable to the Joliet Refinery. Furthermore, the United States contends that those violations of the Original Consent Decree and the Clean Air Act support claims for stipulated penalties, statutory civil penalties, and additional injunctive relief. The proposed Fourth Decree Amendment would make material changes to the Original Consent Decree, but only as it applies to ExxonMobil’s Joliet Refinery. The Fourth Decree Amendment would replace the Original Consent Decree’s requirement for the Joliet Refinery with more targeted requirements addressing ExxonMobil’s recent alleged failings. Among other things, the proposed Fourth Decree Amendment would require that ExxonMobil: (i) Accept and comply with more stringent air pollutant emission limits for one major process unit at the Joliet Refinery, called the fluid catalytic cracking unit; (ii) improve the capture and control of emissions from sulfur accumulation pits that are part of another major process unit at the Refinery, called the sulfur recovery plant; (iii) implement an enhanced compliance program to identify and reduce outages and downtime in continuous emissions monitoring systems that measure air pollutant emissions from various sources at the Refinery; (iv) complete a customized leak detection and repair enhanced compliance program using a high technology optical gas imaging camera, to help identify and address hydrocarbon leaks from particular types of equipment at the Refinery; and (v) pay the United States and Illinois a total of $1,515,463 in settlement of claims for alleged stipulated penalties under the Original Consent Decree and civil penalties under the Clean Air Act and corresponding Illinois law. The Fourth Decree Amendment would not alter the requirements applicable to the other five refineries covered by the Original Consent Decree with ExxonMobil. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed Fourth Decree Amendment. Comments should be addressed to the Acting Assistant Attorney General, PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21349 Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States v. Exxon Mobil Corp., D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–2–1–07030/6. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: To submit comments: Send them to: By email ....... pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Acting Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. By mail ......... During the public comment period, the proposed Fourth Decree Amendment may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: https://www.justice.gov/enrd/ consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of the proposed Fourth Decree Amendment upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $21.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Susan M. Akers, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2021–08361 Filed 4–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Public Comment Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department’s information collection SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 21350 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 76 / Thursday, April 22, 2021 / Notices requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the EBSA is soliciting comments on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Implementation and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 Part 45. A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be obtained by contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Written comments must be submitted to the office shown in the ADDRESSES section on or before June 21, 2021. DATES: Please direct all written comments regarding the information collection request and burden estimates to James Butikofer, Office of Regulations and Interpretations, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N–5647, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693–8410; Fax: (202) 219–4745. These are not toll-free numbers. Comments may also be submitted electronically to the following internet email address: ebsa.opr@dol.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Consolidated Appropriations Act (the Act) was signed on December 27, 2020. The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury share interpretive jurisdiction of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) and have split enforcement jurisdictions. The Department of Labor is responsible for enforcing MHPAEA with respect to private employer-sponsored group health plans. The Act amended MHPAEA, in part, by expressly requiring group health plans to perform and document a comparative analysis of the design and application of any nonquantitative treatment limitations (NQTLs) that apply to medical/surgical and mental health and substance use disorder benefits. As of 45 days after the date of enactment of the Act (February 10, 2021), group health plans must make their comparative analyses and related information available to the Department, upon request. The Act also provides that the Department shall request comparative analyses from plans that involve a potential violation of MHPAEA, or upon receipt of complaints regarding noncompliance with MHPAEA, and any other instances in which the Department determines appropriate. The Department must also issue an annual report to Congress regarding findings of compliance and noncompliance. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Apr 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 The Department, jointly with the Departments of Health and Human Services and the Treasury, issued FAQs about MHPAEA part 45 to provide guidance on how group health plans should prepare comparative analyses of NQTLs in order to avoid a determination of noncompliance. In particular, these FAQs clarify what the analyses must include to be sufficiently specific and detailed. These FAQs also clarify how the Department will evaluate comparative analyses in the course of an investigation, and what steps the Department will take if the plan is found to be noncompliant. On April 2, 2021, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the information collection request (OMB Control Number 1210– 0138 under the emergency procedures for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) and 5 CFR 1320.13. The approval is scheduled to expire on September 31, 2021. II. Current Actions This notice requests public comment pertaining to the Department’s request for extension of OMB’s approval of the Application. After considering comments received in response to this notice, the Department intends to submit an ICR to OMB for continuing approval. No change to the existing ICR is proposed or made at this time. The Department notes that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a valid OMB control number. A summary of the ICR and the current burden estimates follows: Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. Title: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Implementation and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 Part 45. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. OMB Number: 1210–0138. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions. Respondents: 1,413,420. Frequency of Responses: On occasion. Responses: 1,413,420. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,046,961. Estimated Total Burden Cost (Operating and Maintenance): $3,994,517. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Desired Focus of Comments The Department of Labor 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., by permitting electronic submissions of responses. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the ICR for OMB approval of the extension of the information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: April 16, 2021. Ali Khawar, Acting Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2021–08344 Filed 4–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Hazardous Energy Control Standard (Lockout/ Tagout) Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-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 May 24, 2021. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employee Benefits Security Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Public 
Comment

AGENCY: Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Department of 
Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95), provides the general 
public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed 
and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department 
assess the impact of its information collection requirements and 
minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public 
understand the Department's information collection

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requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. 
Currently, the EBSA is soliciting comments on Mental Health and 
Substance Use Disorder Parity Implementation and the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act of 2021 Part 45. A copy of the information 
collection request (ICR) may be obtained by contacting the office 
listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office shown in the 
ADDRESSES section on or before June 21, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Please direct all written comments regarding the information 
collection request and burden estimates to James Butikofer, Office of 
Regulations and Interpretations, Employee Benefits Security 
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Room N-5647, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693-8410; Fax: 
(202) 219-4745. These are not toll-free numbers. Comments may also be 
submitted electronically to the following internet email address: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Consolidated Appropriations Act (the Act) was signed on 
December 27, 2020. The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, 
and the Treasury share interpretive jurisdiction of the Mental Health 
Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) and have split enforcement 
jurisdictions. The Department of Labor is responsible for enforcing 
MHPAEA with respect to private employer-sponsored group health plans. 
The Act amended MHPAEA, in part, by expressly requiring group health 
plans to perform and document a comparative analysis of the design and 
application of any non-quantitative treatment limitations (NQTLs) that 
apply to medical/surgical and mental health and substance use disorder 
benefits. As of 45 days after the date of enactment of the Act 
(February 10, 2021), group health plans must make their comparative 
analyses and related information available to the Department, upon 
request. The Act also provides that the Department shall request 
comparative analyses from plans that involve a potential violation of 
MHPAEA, or upon receipt of complaints regarding noncompliance with 
MHPAEA, and any other instances in which the Department determines 
appropriate. The Department must also issue an annual report to 
Congress regarding findings of compliance and noncompliance.
    The Department, jointly with the Departments of Health and Human 
Services and the Treasury, issued FAQs about MHPAEA part 45 to provide 
guidance on how group health plans should prepare comparative analyses 
of NQTLs in order to avoid a determination of noncompliance. In 
particular, these FAQs clarify what the analyses must include to be 
sufficiently specific and detailed. These FAQs also clarify how the 
Department will evaluate comparative analyses in the course of an 
investigation, and what steps the Department will take if the plan is 
found to be noncompliant.
    On April 2, 2021, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approved the information collection request (OMB Control Number 1210-
0138 under the emergency procedures for review and clearance in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35) and 5 CFR 1320.13. The approval is scheduled to 
expire on September 31, 2021.

II. Current Actions

    This notice requests public comment pertaining to the Department's 
request for extension of OMB's approval of the Application. After 
considering comments received in response to this notice, the 
Department intends to submit an ICR to OMB for continuing approval. No 
change to the existing ICR is proposed or made at this time. The 
Department notes that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a 
person is not required to respond to, an information collection unless 
it displays a valid OMB control number. A summary of the ICR and the 
current burden estimates follows:
    Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of 
Labor.
    Title: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity 
Implementation and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 Part 45.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    OMB Number: 1210-0138.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit; Not-for-profit institutions.
    Respondents: 1,413,420.
    Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
    Responses: 1,413,420.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,046,961.
    Estimated Total Burden Cost (Operating and Maintenance): 
$3,994,517.

III. Desired Focus of Comments

    The Department of Labor 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., by 
permitting electronic submissions of responses.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the ICR for OMB approval of the extension of the 
information collection; they will also become a matter of public 
record.

    Dated: April 16, 2021.
Ali Khawar,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration, 
Department of Labor.
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