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DOL/OS RIN: 1290-AA35 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Benefits Review Board Electronic Case Filing 

This rule amends sections of the Benefits Review Board’s regulations to require represented parties to use the Department’s enterprise electronic case filing portal for filing documents.  In addition, registered users are deemed to have agreed to accept service of process through the Department’s electronic case filing system.  This rule allows for represented parties to seek an exemption from these requirements upon a showing of good cause.  These regulatory amendments will reduce costs, improve efficiency, and reduce case processing times.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR sec. 802.219    20 CFR sec. 802.221    20 CFR sec. 802.222    20 CFR sec. 802.223    20 CFR sec. 802.204    20 CFR sec. 802.207    20 CFR sec. 802.216     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: This rule is promulgated by the Secretary of Labor under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, as well as Secretary of Labor's Order 03-2006, 71 FR 4219, Jan.25, 2006    The Black Lung Benefits Act, 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq.    Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, 33 U.S.C. 901 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2020 
Direct Final Rule  11/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Thomas Shepherd
Clerk of the Appellate Boards
Department of Labor
Office of the Secretary
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S-5220,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-6319