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4857 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 20 / Tuesday, January 31, 2012 / Notices Dated: January 25, 2012. Faye Lipsky, Reports Clearance Officer, Office of Regulations and Reports Clearance, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–1947 Filed 1–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of information collection packages requiring clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with Public Law (Pub. L.) 104–13, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. This notice includes revisions of OMB-approved information collections. SSA is soliciting comments on the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimate; the need for the information; its practical utility; ways to enhance its quality, utility, and clarity; and ways to minimize burden on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Mail, email, or fax your comments and recommendations on the information collection(s) to the OMB Desk Officer and SSA Reports Clearance Officer at the following addresses or fax numbers. (OMB), Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA, Fax: (202) 395–6974, Email address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. (SSA), Social Security Administration, DCRDP, Attn: Reports Clearance Officer, 107 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235, Fax: (410) 966–2830, Email address: OPLM.RCO@ssa.gov. SSA submitted the information collection below to OMB for clearance. Your comments regarding the information collection would be most useful if OMB and SSA receive them within 30 days from the date of this publication. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than March 1, 2012. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB clearance package by calling the SSA Reports Clearance Officer at (410) 965–8783 or by writing to the above email address. 1. Disability Report-Appeal—20 CFR 404.1512, 416.912, 404.916(c), Number of respondents Collection method 416.1416(c), 405 Subpart C, 422.140— 0960–0144. SSA requires disability claimants who are appealing an unfavorable disability determination to complete the SSA–3441–BK, the associated Electronic Disability Collect System (EDCS) interview, or the Internet application, i3441. This allows claimants to disclose any changes to their disability or resources that might influence SSA’s unfavorable determination. We may use the information to: (1) Reconsider and review an initial disability determination; (2) review a continuing disability; and (3) evaluate a request for a hearing. This information assists the State Disability Determination Services and administrative law judges (ALJ) in preparing for the appeals and hearings, and issuing a determination or decision on an individual’s entitlement (initial or continuing) to disability benefits. Respondents are individuals who appeal denial, reduction, or cessation of Social Security disability income Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, or who are requesting a hearing before an ALJ. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–3441–BK ................................................................................................. EDCS Interview ............................................................................................... i3441 (Internet) ................................................................................................ 5,604 662,090 605,268 1 1 1 45 45 28 4,203 496,568 282,458 Totals ........................................................................................................ 1,272,962 ........................ ........................ 783,229 2. Request for Hearing by Administrative Law Judge—20 CFR 404.929, 404.933, 416.1429, 404.1433, 418.1350, and 42 CFR 405.722—0960– 0269. When SSA denies applicants’ or beneficiaries’ requests for new or continuing benefits, those applicants or beneficiaries are entitled to request a hearing to appeal the decision. To request a hearing, individuals use Form HA–501, the associated Modernized Claims System (MCS) or Modernized Supplemental Security Income Claims System (MSSICS) interview, or the Internet application (i501). SSA uses the information to determine if the individual filed the request within the prescribed time; is the proper party; and has taken the steps necessary to obtain the right to a hearing. SSA also uses the information to determine the individual’s reason(s) for disagreeing with SSA’s prior determinations in the case; if the individual has additional evidence to submit; if the individual wants an oral hearing or a decision onNumber of respondents wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Collection method the-record; and whether the individual has (or wants to appoint) a representative. The respondents are Social Security benefit applicants and recipients who want to appeal SSA’s denial of their request for new or continued benefits and Medicare Part B recipients who must pay the Medicare Part B Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) HA–501; MCS or MSSICS Interview ............................................................... i501 (Internet iAppeals) ................................................................................... 25,953 643,516 1 1 10 5 4,326 53,626 Totals ........................................................................................................ 669,469 ........................ ........................ 57,952 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Jan 30, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 4858 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 20 / Tuesday, January 31, 2012 / Notices 3. Request for Reconsideration—20 CFR 404.907–404.921, 416.1407– 416.1421, 408.1009, and 418.1325— 0960–0622. Individuals use the SSA– 561–U2, the associated MCS interview, or the Internet application (i561) to initiate a request for reconsideration of a denied claim. SSA uses the information to document the request and to determine an individual’s eligibility or entitlement to Social Security benefits (title II), SSI payments (title XVI), Special Veterans Benefits (title VIII), Medicare (title XVIII), and for Number of respondents Collection method initial determinations regarding Medicare Part B income-related premium subsidy reductions. The respondents are individuals filing for reconsideration. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–561 and MCS Interview .......................................................................... i561 (Internet iAppeals) ................................................................................... 550,370 911,330 1 1 8 5 73,383 75,944 Totals ........................................................................................................ 1,461,700 ........................ ........................ 149,327 Dated: January 23, 2012. Faye Lipsky, Reports Clearance Officer, Center for Reports Clearance, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–1598 Filed 1–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7781] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS 5507, Affidavit of Physical Presence or Residence, Parentage and Support Notice of request for public comments. ACTION: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. • Title of Information Collection: DS 5507, Affidavit of Physical Presence or Residence, Parentage and Support. • OMB Control Number: OMB No. 1405–0187. • Type of Request: Revision. • Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Overseas Citizens Services (CA/OCS). • Form Number: DS–5507. • Respondents: United States Citizens. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 17,784. • Estimated Number of Responses: 17,784. • Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden: 8,892 hours. • Frequency: On Occasion. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Jan 30, 2012 Jkt 226001 • Obligation to Respond: Application for Benefits. Although acquisition of citizenship is not a federal ‘‘benefit,’’ applicants will not be able to obtain citizenship for their child(ren) if they do not provide the information requested in the form. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from January 31, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: ASKPRI@state.gov. • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): U.S. Department of State, CA/OCS/PRI, SA–29, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20520. • Fax: 202–736–9111. • Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of State, CA/OCS/PRI, 2100 Pennsylvania Avenue, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037. You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and OMB control number in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed information collection and supporting documents, to Derek A. Rivers, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Overseas Citizens Services (CA/ OCS/PRI), U.S. Department of State, SA–29, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20520 or at ASKPRI@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of our functions. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology. Abstract of Proposed Collection The purpose of the information collection is to determine if a U.S. citizen/national parent possesses the requisite physical presence or residence in the United States prior to their child’s birth to transmit U.S. citizenship to the child, to establish parentage of the child, and to fulfill the requirements of 8 U.S.C. 1409(a) which requires a written statement of financial support to be provided by U.S. citizen fathers for children born out of wedlock. Methodology The information is collected in person. The Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently exploring options to make this information collection available electronically. Dated: December 21, 2011. Michelle Bernier-Toth, Managing Director, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2012–2079 Filed 1–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7780] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th–9th Century)’’ Department of State. Notice, correction. AGENCY: ACTION: On September 28, 2011, notice was published on page 60112 of the Federal Register (volume 76, number 188) of determinations made by SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 20 (Tuesday, January 31, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4857-4858]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-1598]


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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of 
information collection packages requiring clearance by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with Public Law (Pub. L.) 
104-13, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. 
This notice includes revisions of OMB-approved information collections.
    SSA is soliciting comments on the accuracy of the agency's burden 
estimate; the need for the information; its practical utility; ways to 
enhance its quality, utility, and clarity; and ways to minimize burden 
on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology. Mail, email, or fax your 
comments and recommendations on the information collection(s) to the 
OMB Desk Officer and SSA Reports Clearance Officer at the following 
addresses or fax numbers.

(OMB), Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA, 
Fax: (202) 395-6974, Email address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.
(SSA), Social Security Administration, DCRDP, Attn: Reports Clearance 
Officer, 107 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 
21235, Fax: (410) 966-2830, Email address: OPLM.RCO@ssa.gov.

    SSA submitted the information collection below to OMB for 
clearance. Your comments regarding the information collection would be 
most useful if OMB and SSA receive them within 30 days from the date of 
this publication. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive 
them no later than March 1, 2012. Individuals can obtain copies of the 
OMB clearance package by calling the SSA Reports Clearance Officer at 
(410) 965-8783 or by writing to the above email address.
    1. Disability Report-Appeal--20 CFR 404.1512, 416.912, 404.916(c), 
416.1416(c), 405 Subpart C, 422.140--0960-0144. SSA requires disability 
claimants who are appealing an unfavorable disability determination to 
complete the SSA-3441-BK, the associated Electronic Disability Collect 
System (EDCS) interview, or the Internet application, i3441. This 
allows claimants to disclose any changes to their disability or 
resources that might influence SSA's unfavorable determination. We may 
use the information to: (1) Reconsider and review an initial disability 
determination; (2) review a continuing disability; and (3) evaluate a 
request for a hearing. This information assists the State Disability 
Determination Services and administrative law judges (ALJ) in preparing 
for the appeals and hearings, and issuing a determination or decision 
on an individual's entitlement (initial or continuing) to disability 
benefits. Respondents are individuals who appeal denial, reduction, or 
cessation of Social Security disability income Supplemental Security 
Income (SSI) payments, or who are requesting a hearing before an ALJ.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                    Average burden     Estimated
         Collection method             Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual
                                      respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)
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SSA-3441-BK.......................           5,604               1              45           4,203
EDCS Interview....................         662,090               1              45         496,568
i3441 (Internet)..................         605,268               1              28         282,458
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    Totals........................       1,272,962  ..............  ..............         783,229
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    2. Request for Hearing by Administrative Law Judge--20 CFR 404.929, 
404.933, 416.1429, 404.1433, 418.1350, and 42 CFR 405.722--0960-0269. 
When SSA denies applicants' or beneficiaries' requests for new or 
continuing benefits, those applicants or beneficiaries are entitled to 
request a hearing to appeal the decision. To request a hearing, 
individuals use Form HA-501, the associated Modernized Claims System 
(MCS) or Modernized Supplemental Security Income Claims System (MSSICS) 
interview, or the Internet application (i501). SSA uses the information 
to determine if the individual filed the request within the prescribed 
time; is the proper party; and has taken the steps necessary to obtain 
the right to a hearing. SSA also uses the information to determine the 
individual's reason(s) for disagreeing with SSA's prior determinations 
in the case; if the individual has additional evidence to submit; if 
the individual wants an oral hearing or a decision on-the-record; and 
whether the individual has (or wants to appoint) a representative. The 
respondents are Social Security benefit applicants and recipients who 
want to appeal SSA's denial of their request for new or continued 
benefits and Medicare Part B recipients who must pay the Medicare Part 
B Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
                Collection method                    Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)
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HA-501; MCS or MSSICS Interview.................          25,953               1              10           4,326
i501 (Internet iAppeals)........................         643,516               1               5          53,626
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................         669,469  ..............  ..............          57,952
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    3. Request for Reconsideration--20 CFR 404.907-404.921, 416.1407-
416.1421, 408.1009, and 418.1325--0960-0622. Individuals use the SSA-
561-U2, the associated MCS interview, or the Internet application 
(i561) to initiate a request for reconsideration of a denied claim. SSA 
uses the information to document the request and to determine an 
individual's eligibility or entitlement to Social Security benefits 
(title II), SSI payments (title XVI), Special Veterans Benefits (title 
VIII), Medicare (title XVIII), and for initial determinations regarding 
Medicare Part B income-related premium subsidy reductions. The 
respondents are individuals filing for reconsideration.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
                Collection method                    Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SSA-561 and MCS Interview.......................         550,370               1               8          73,383
i561 (Internet iAppeals)........................         911,330               1               5          75,944
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................       1,461,700  ..............  ..............         149,327
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    Dated: January 23, 2012.
Faye Lipsky,
Reports Clearance Officer, Center for Reports Clearance, Social 
Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-1598 Filed 1-30-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4191-02-P