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The Department of Labor published a second Notice and Request for Comments regarding the proposed collection of information related to the Black Lung Benefits Act self-insurance program. The statute grants the Department authority to authorize and regulate coal mine operators who wish to self-insure their BLBA liabilities. 30 U.S.C. 933. This information collection would provide OWCP with sufficient information to determine whether a coal mine operator should be (or continue to be) authorized to self-insure. Submit comments here.

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