Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 50909 [2021-19619]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 174 / Monday, September 13, 2021 / Notices or other for-profits and not-for-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,413,420. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,413,420. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 3,046,961 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $3,994,517. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: September 3, 2021. Mara Blumenthal, Senior PRA Analyst. [FR Doc. 2021–19634 Filed 9–10–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95). This program helps to ensure that 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 on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Authorization for Release of Medical Information (CM–936). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before November 12, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by mail, delivery service, or by hand to Ms. Anjanette Suggs, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room S–3323, Washington, DC 20210; by fax (202) 354–9660; or by Email to Suggs.Anjanette@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail/delivery, fax, or Email). Please note that comments submitted lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Sep 10, 2021 Jkt 253001 after the comment period will not be considered. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Black Lung Benefits Act, as amended, 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., and 20 CFR 725.405 require that all relevant medical evidence be considered before a decision can be made regarding a claimant’s eligibility for benefits. By signing the CM–936 form, the claimant authorizes physicians, hospitals, medical facilities or organizations, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to release medical information about the miner to the Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. The form contains information required by medical institutions and private physicians to enable them to release pertinent medical information. This information collection is currently approved for use through February 28, 2022. II. Review Focus The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: * 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 submissions of responses. III. Current Actions The Department of Labor seeks approval for the extension of this currently-approved information collection in order to obtain claimant consent for the release of medical information for consideration by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs in their claim for benefits. Failure to gather this information would inhibit the adjudication of black lung claims because pertinent medical data would not be available for consideration during the processing of the claim. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50909 Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Renewal. Title: Authorization for Release of Medical Information. OMB Number: 1240–0034. Agency Number: CM–936. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Respondents: 5,000. Total Annual Responses: 5,000. Average Time per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 417 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $5,300.00. 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. Anjanette Suggs, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2021–19619 Filed 9–10–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Royalty Board [Docket No. CONSOLIDATED 16–CRB– 0009–CD (2014–17)] Distribution of Cable Royalty Funds Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice requesting comments. AGENCY: The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of Multigroup Claimants for partial distribution of 2015–2017 cable royalty funds. DATES: Comments are due on or before October 13, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested claimants must submit timely comments using eCRB, the Copyright Royalty Board’s online electronic filing application, at https:// app.crb.gov/. Instructions: All submissions must include a reference to the CRB and docket number CONSOLIDATED 16– CRB–0009–CD (2014–17). All submissions will be posted without change to eCRB at https://app.crb.gov/ including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read submitted documents, go to eCRB, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 174 (Monday, September 13, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Page 50909]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-19619]


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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, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA95). This program helps to ensure that 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 on respondents 
can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Workers' 
Compensation Programs is soliciting comments concerning the proposed 
collection: Authorization for Release of Medical Information (CM-936). 
A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained 
by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this 
Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before November 12, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by mail, delivery service, or by 
hand to Ms. Anjanette Suggs, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Ave. NW, Room S-3323, Washington, DC 20210; by fax (202) 354-9660; or 
by Email to [email protected]. Please use only one method of 
transmission for comments (mail/delivery, fax, or Email). Please note 
that comments submitted after the comment period will not be 
considered.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

 I. Background

    The Black Lung Benefits Act, as amended, 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., and 
20 CFR 725.405 require that all relevant medical evidence be considered 
before a decision can be made regarding a claimant's eligibility for 
benefits. By signing the CM-936 form, the claimant authorizes 
physicians, hospitals, medical facilities or organizations, and the 
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to release 
medical information about the miner to the Department of Labor's Office 
of Workers' Compensation Programs. The form contains information 
required by medical institutions and private physicians to enable them 
to release pertinent medical information. This information collection 
is currently approved for use through February 28, 2022.

II. Review Focus

    The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments 
which:
    * 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 
submissions of responses.

III. Current Actions

    The Department of Labor seeks approval for the extension of this 
currently-approved information collection in order to obtain claimant 
consent for the release of medical information for consideration by the 
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs in their claim for benefits. 
Failure to gather this information would inhibit the adjudication of 
black lung claims because pertinent medical data would not be available 
for consideration during the processing of the claim.
    Agency: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Title: Authorization for Release of Medical Information.
    OMB Number: 1240-0034.
    Agency Number: CM-936.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Respondents: 5,000.
    Total Annual Responses: 5,000.
    Average Time per Response: 5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 417 hours.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $5,300.00.
    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.

Anjanette Suggs,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2021-19619 Filed 9-10-21; 8:45 am]
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