Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Request for Examination and/or Treatment
Document Number: 2020-12632
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Request for Examination and/or Treatment.'' 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Application for Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Pre-Hearing Statement
Document Number: 2020-11664
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Pre-Hearing Statement.'' 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).
Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10269
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
This notice announces the telephonic meeting of the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health (Advisory Board) for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-09968
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Roentgenographic Interpretation'' (Form CM-933), ``Roentgenographic Quality Rereading'' (Form CM-933a), ``Medical History and Examination for Coal Mine Workers' Pneumoconiosis'' (Form CM-988 and CM-988a), ``Report of Arterial Blood Gas Study'' (Form CM-1159), and ``Report of Ventilatory Study'' (Form CM-2907). 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).
Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health
Document Number: 2020-09600
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) invites interested parties to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Board for the EEOICPA.
Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request; Employer's First Report of Injury or Occupational Disease (LS-202), Employer's Supplementary Report of Accident or Occupational Illness (LS-210)
Document Number: 2020-07358
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Employer's First Report of Injury or Occupational Disease (LS-202), Employer's Supplementary Report of Accident or Occupational Illness (LS-210)''. 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).
Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health
Document Number: 2020-06699
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) invites interested parties to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the Board of the EEOICPA.
Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation Proposed Extension; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-06420
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Description of Coal Mine Work and Other Employment'' (Form CM-913). 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).
Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-05943
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
Announcement of meeting of the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health (Advisory Board) for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Application for Continuation of Death Benefit for Student
Document Number: 2020-05388
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Application for Continuation of Death Benefit for Student.'' 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).
Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation; Proposed Extension; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-05088
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Coal Mine Operator Response to Schedule for the Submission of Additional Evidence and Operator Response to Notice of Claim.'' 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).
Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies on the PEER Initiative: Protecting Employees, Enabling Reemployment
Document Number: 2020-04390
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Office of Management and Budget has directed the Secretary of Labor to publish a memorandum on the PEER Initiative in the Federal Register, as part of the President's Management AgendaModernizing Government for the 21st Century and the President's Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand. Federal agencies and the United States Postal Service are expected to improve or maintain performance in seven areas related to work-related injuries.
Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request; Administration of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
Document Number: 2020-03910
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Administration of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.'' 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).
Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-03789
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance 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. 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. This information collection request (ICR) seeks approval under the PRA for the continued use of the revised Provider Enrollment Form (Form OWCP-1168). The form requests profile information on providers that enroll in one or more of OWCP's benefit programs so its billing contractor can pay them for services rendered to beneficiaries using its automated bill processing system. In addition to the enrollment form information collection, the OWCP bill processing contractor currently collects electronic data interchange (EDI) information from the provider only if the provider chooses a data exchange submission method. Once the new OWCP-1168 form is in place, the existing EDI template will no longer be applicable. The current EDI template collects information that is duplicative to information collected on Form OWCP-1168, such as names, addresses, and NPI. Collecting EDI information with the enrollment information in one form will improve efficiency in collecting the information from providers, reduce the time required for processing by operational staff, and will significantly reduce errors associated with mismatching provider enrollments to their EDI information. This ICR will be submitted to OMB to allow for the continued use of the revised Provider Enrollment Form (Form OWCP-1168) and to incorporate regulatory updates implementing the Black Lung benefits Act which becomes applicable on April 26, 2020. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation; Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-01376
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Application for Approval of a Representative's fee in Black Lung Claim Proceedings Conducted by U.S. Department of Labor.'' 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).
Division of Federal Employees Compensation (DFEC); Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-01125
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Notice of Law Enforcement Officer's Injury or Occupational Disease and Notice of Law Enforcement Officer's Death.'' 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).
Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2020
Document Number: 2020-00486
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is publishing this final rule to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act). The Inflation Adjustment Act requires the Department to annually adjust its civil money penalty levels for inflation no later than January 15 of each year. The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that agencies shall adjust civil monetary penalties notwithstanding Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Additionally, the Inflation Adjustment Act provides a cost- of-living formula for adjustment of the civil penalties. Accordingly, this final rule sets forth the Department's 2020 annual adjustments for inflation to its civil monetary penalties.
Division of Federal Employees' Compensation Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-00368
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance 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: Claim for Reimbursement of Benefit Payments and Claims Expense Under the War Hazards Compensation Act (CA- 278). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health; Meetings
Document Number: 2020-00343
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Advisory Board will meet January 28, 2020, via teleconference, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. Submissions of comments and materials for the record, and requests for special accommodations: You must submit (postmark, send, transmit) comments, materials, and requests for special accommodations for the meetings by January 21, 2020.