[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 190 (Tuesday, October 1, 2002)]
[Pages 61669-61670]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-24899]



Employment Standards Administration

Proposed Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: 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) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. 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 Employment Standards Administration is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed extension collection: Request to be 
Selected as Payee (CM-910). A copy of the proposed information 
collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed 
below in the addressee section of this Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee section below on or before December 2, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Ms. Patricia A. Forkel, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Ave., NW., Room S-3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone 
(202) 693-0339, fax (202) 693-1451, e-mail pforkel@fenix2.dol-esa.gov. 
Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or 


I. Background

    Benefits are payable by the Department of Labor to coal miners who 
are totally disabled due to pneumoconiosis and to certain of the 
miner's survivors under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, 
as amended (U.S.C. 901). If a beneficiary is incapable of handling 
their affairs, the person or institution responsible for their care is 
required to apply to receive the benefits on the beneficiary's behalf. 
The CM-910 is the form completed by representative payee applicants. 
Regulations 20 CFR 725.504-513 require the collection of this 
information. This information collection is currently approved for use 
through February 28, 2003.

II. Review Focus

    The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments 
    [sbull] 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;
    [sbull] 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;
    [sbull] Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and
    [sbull] 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 the extension of approval to collect 
this information in order to carry out its responsibility to evaluate 
an applicant's ability to be a representative payee and to determine 
that the beneficiary's best

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interests would be served by approving such payee. There is no change 
in this form or method of collection since the last OMB clearance.
    Type of Review: Extension.

    Agency: Employment Standards Administration.
    Title: Request to be Selected as Payee.
    OMB Number: 1215-0166.
    Agency Number: CM-910.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other 
for-profit; not-for-profit institutions.
    Total Respondents: 2,000.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Responses: 2,000.
    Average Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 667.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $800.
    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.

    Dated: September 24, 2002.
Margaret J. Sherrill,
Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of 
Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and 
Planning, Employment Standards Administration.
[FR Doc. 02-24899 Filed 9-30-02; 8:45 am]