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 each ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the Department of Labor (DOL). To obtain documentation, contact Ira Mills on 202-693-4122 (this is not a toll-free number) or e-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 202-395-7316 (this is not a toll-free number), 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.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Title: Maintenance of Receipts for Benefits Paid by a Coal Mine Operator.
OMB Number: 1215-0124.
Frequency: On Occasion.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; State, local or tribal government.
Number of Respondents: 140.
Number of Annual Responses: 140.
Burden Hours Total: 1 hour.
Total annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $0.
Description: Insurance carriers and self-insured coal mine operators are required to maintain cancelled checks for five years in order to verify payment of black lung benefits. Verification may become necessary since benefit Start Printed Page 21865payments made by an operator or carriers are paid directly to the person entitled to benefits or to a representative payee, if authorized.Start Signature
Ira L. Mills,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-9123 Filed 4-21-04; 8:45 am]
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