Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request

CourtLabor Department,Workers' Compensation Programs Office
Citation86 FR 50909
Record Number2021-19619
Publication Date13 Sep 2021
Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 174 / Monday, September 13, 2021 / Notices
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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]
Office of Workers’ Compensation
Proposed Extension of Existing
Collection; Comment Request
: 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.
: Written comments must be
submitted to the office listed in the
addresses section below on or before
November 12, 2021.
: 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 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
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,
II. Review Focus
The Department of Labor is
particularly interested in comments
* 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
Total Respondents: 5,000.
Total Annual Responses: 5,000.
Average Time per Response: 5
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 417
Frequency: On occasion.
Total Burden Cost (capital/startup):
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
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