H.R. 1722: Burdensome Paperwork Reduction for Our Miners Act

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Apr 25, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1722

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 25, 2013

(for himself,Mr. Enyart,Mr. Griffith of Virginia, andMr. Roe of Tennessee) introduced the following bill; which was referred to theCommittee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Labor to conduct a review of the forms related to obtaining workers’ compensation benefits under the Federal Black Lung Benefits Program.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Burdensome Paperwork Reduction for Our Miners Act .

2.

Review of black lung forms

(a)

Review

Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, theSecretary of Labor, acting through theDirector of the Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensationand theChief Information Officer of the Department of Labor, and in consultation with theDirector of the Office of Management and Budget, shall conduct a review of the forms related to obtaining workers’ compensation benefits under the Federal Black Lung Benefits Program to determine whether it is feasible to combine or reduce such forms in order to further the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995(Public Law 104–13).

(b)

Implementation

Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, theSecretaryshall implement any feasible combination or reduction of the forms related to obtaining workers’ compensation benefits under the Federal Black Lung Benefits Program identified in the review conducted undersubsection (a).

(c)

Reports

(1)

Initial report of review

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, theSecretaryshall submit a report toCongressthat describes the findings of the review conducted undersubsection (a).

(2)

Report of implementation

Not later than 1 year after theSecretaryimplements any combination or reduction of the forms related to obtaining workers’ compensation benefits under the Federal Black Lung Benefits Program undersubsection (b), theSecretaryshall submit a report toCongressthat describes such implementation.