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Start Preamble December 30, 2002.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public 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 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Department of Labor. To obtain documentation, contact Marlene Howze on 202-693-4158 or E-Mail:

Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for ETA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202-395-7316), within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register.

The OMB 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 submission of responses.

Agency: Employment Standards Administration (ESA).

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Title: Payment of Compensation Without Award.

OMB Number: 1215-0022.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Type of Response: Reporting.

Frequency: On Occasion.

Number Of Respondents: 900.

Number of Annual Responses: 26,100.

Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 6,525.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Cost: $0.

Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $10,440.00.

Description: The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. This Act provides benefits to workers injured in maritime employment on the navigable waters of the United States or in an adjoining area customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. The OWCP district offices use the information provided on Form LS-206 to determine the payment status of a given case. If the information were not collected, the OWCP would have no way of determining whether compensation payments had been made by liable insurance carriers and self-insured employers.

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Ira L. Mills,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-279 Filed 1-6-03; 8:45 am]