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DOL/OWCP RIN: 1240-AA13 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act: Electronic Filing and Settlement Procedures 

OWCP administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Longshore Act’s extensions. To modernize and speed claims processing, OWCP will propose revising its existing regulations to require parties to file documents electronically, unless otherwise required by statute or allowed by OWCP; codify authorization of electronic-signature use; and streamline the settlement process.  OWCP had previously included civil money penalty procedures in this rulemaking but has since decided to propose those rules in a separate NPRM (see RIN 1240-AA17).

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 702   
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 939   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/14/2020  85 FR 80698   
NPRM Comment Period End  02/12/2021 
Direct Final Rule  12/14/2020  85 FR 80601   
NPRM Withdrawn  02/09/2021  86 FR 8721   
Direct Final Rule Withdrawn  02/09/2021  86 FR 8686   
NPRM  10/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Antonio Rios
Director, Division of Federal Employees', Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation
Department of Labor
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S-3229,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-0040
Fax:202 693-1380