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Start Preamble AGENCY: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Labor. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department is proposing revisions to regulations under the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA or Act) governing the payment of medical benefits. The Department is basing these rules on payment formulas … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background of This Rulemaking A. The Act's Compensation Scheme B. Section 6(c)'s “Newly Awarded Compensation During Such Period” Clause C. Section 6(c)'s “Currently Receiving Compensation for Permanent Total Disability or Death Benefits During … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking published on November 18, 2015 (80 FR 72296) and extended at 81 FR 2787 (January 19, 2016) is reopened. The Department … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking published on November 18, 2015 (80 FR 72296) is extended. Comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking must be received by … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Discussion of Proposed Changes to the Regulations A. Stakeholder Engagement B. Overview of the Proposed Rule Subpart A—General Provisions Introduction Definitions Subpart B—Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Effective August 18, 2015, the notice of proposed rulemaking published on March 12, 2015 (80 FR 12957), is withdrawn. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Antonio Rios, Director, Division of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background of This Rulemaking II. Summary of the Proposed Rule A. General Provisions B. Section-by-Section Explanation 20 CFR 725.310 Modification of awards and denials. 20 CFR 725.413 Disclosure of Medical Information 20 CFR … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Proposed Rule Published Concurrently With Companion Direct Final Rule II. Background of This Rulemaking III. Legal Basis for the Rule IV. Proposed Rule A. General Provisions B. Section-by-Section Explanation V. Administrative Law Considerations … [read more]

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