Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 77432-77433 [E5-8140]

Download as PDF 77432 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 250 / Friday, December 30, 2005 / Notices Arnold is approved, subject to the following conditions: wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES (1) Prior to completion of the transfer of the license, FPLE Duane Arnold shall provide the Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation satisfactory documentary evidence that it has obtained the appropriate amount of insurance required of licensees under 10 CFR Part 140 of the Commission’s regulations. (2) At the time of the closing of the transfer of the license from Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL) to FPLE Duane Arnold, IPL shall transfer to FPLE Duane Arnold IPL’s decommissioning funds accumulated as of such time, with an aggregate minimum value of at least $186 million, and FPLE Duane Arnold shall deposit such funds in an external decommissioning trust fund established by FPLE Duane Arnold for DAEC. FPLE Duane Arnold shall take all necessary steps to ensure that this external trust fund is maintained in accordance with the requirements of this order approving the license transfer, NRC regulations, and consistent with the safety evaluation supporting this order. The trust agreement shall be in a form acceptable to the NRC. (3) By the date of closing of the transfer of the 70 percent ownership interest in DAEC from IPL to FPLE Duane Arnold, FPLE Duane Arnold shall obtain a parent company guarantee from FPL Group Capital in an initial amount of at least $75 million (in 2005 dollars) to provide additional decommissioning funding assurance regarding such ownership interest, which guarantee must be in accordance with NRC regulations regarding such documents. Required funding levels shall be recalculated annually and, as necessary, FPLE Duane Arnold shall either obtain appropriate adjustments to the parent guarantee or otherwise provide any additional decommissioning funding assurance necessary for FPLE Duane Arnold to meet NRC requirements under 10 CFR 50.75. (4) FPLE Duane Arnold shall take no action to cause FPL Group Capital, or its successors and assigns, to void, cancel, or modify its $50 million contingency commitment to FPLE Duane Arnold, as represented in the application, or cause it to fail to perform or impair its performance under the commitment, without the prior written consent from the NRC. An executed copy of the Support Agreement shall be submitted to the NRC no later than 30 days after completion of the license transfer. Also, FPLE Duane Arnold shall inform the NRC in writing any time that it draws upon the $50 million commitment. It is further ordered that, consistent with 10 CFR 2.1315(b), a license amendment that makes changes, as indicated in Enclosure 2 to the cover letter forwarding this Order, to conform the license to reflect the subject license transfer is approved. The amendment shall be issued and made effective at the time the proposed license transfer is completed. It is further ordered that FPLE Duane Arnold shall inform the Director of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:16 Dec 29, 2005 Jkt 208001 Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation in writing of the date of closing of the transfer of the IPL 70-percent interest in DAEC no later than 5 business days prior to closing. Should the transfer of the license not be completed by December 31, 2006, this Order shall become null and void, provided however, that upon written application and for good cause shown, such date may be extended by order. This Order is effective upon issuance. For further details with respect to this Order, see the initial application dated August 1, 2005, and supplemental letters dated October 11, November 1, November 2, and November 28, 2005, and the non-proprietary safety evaluation dated December 15, 2005, which is available for public inspection at the Commission’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area 01 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland and accessible electronically from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 23rd day of December 2005. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. R. William Borchardt, Acting Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E5–8204 Filed 12–29–05; 8:45 am] 4. Committee Reports. 5. Consideration of Board Resolution on Capital Funding. 6. Annual Report on Government in the Sunshine Act Compliance. 7. Fiscal Year 2005 Comprehensive Statement on Postal Operations, including the Preliminary Fiscal Year 2007 Annual Performance Plan—GPRA. 8. Capital Investment—Northeast Metro Michigan Processing & Distribution Center. 9. Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors. 10. Tentative Agenda for the February 7–8, 2006, meeting in Washington, DC. Tuesday, January 10 at 10 a.m. (Closed) 1. Filing with the Postal Rate Commission for Extension of Market Test for Repositionable Notes. 2. Strategic Planning. 3. Financial Update. 4. Rate Case Planning. 5. Labor Negotiations Planning. 6. Personnel Matters and Compensation Issues. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William T. Johnstone, Secretary of the Board, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20260– 1000. Telephone (202) 268–4800. William T. Johnstone, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–24685 Filed 12–28–05; 11:36 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–M RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD BILLING CODE 7590–01–P Proposed Collection; Comment Request POSTAL SERVICE United States Postal Service Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting Tuesday, January 10, 2006; 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. PLACE: Washington, DC, at U.S. Postal Service Headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., in the Benjamin Franklin Room. STATUS: January 10—8 a.m. (Open); 10 a.m. (Closed). MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: DATE AND TIMES: Tuesday, January 10 at 8 a.m. (Open) 1. Minutes of the Previous Meeting, December 6, 2005. 2. Remarks of the Postmaster General and CEO Jack Potter. 3. Holiday Mailing Recap. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB’s estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 77433 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 250 / Friday, December 30, 2005 / Notices respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title and purpose of information collection: Pension Plan Reports: OMB 3220– 0089. Under section 2(b) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) pays supplemental annuities to qualified RRB employee annuitants. A supplemental annuity, which is computed according to section 3(e) of the RRA, can be paid at age 60 if the employee has at least 30 years of creditable railroad service or at age 65 if the employee has 25–29 years of railroad service. In addition to 25 years of service, a ‘‘current connection’’ with the railroad industry is required. Eligibility is further limited to employees who had at least one month of rail service before October 1981 and were awarded regular annuities after June 1966. Further, if an employee’s 65th birthday was prior to September 2, 1981, he or she must not have worked in rail service after certain closing dates (generally the last day of the month following the month in which age 65 is attained). Under section 2(h)(2) of the RRA, the amount of the supplemental annuity is reduced if the employees receive monthly pension payments, or lump-sum pension payments, from their former railroad employer, which are based in whole or in part on contributions from that railroad employer. The employees’ own contributions to their pension accounts do not cause a reduction. An employer private pension is described in 20 CFR 216.40–216.42. The RRB requires the following information from railroad employers to calculate supplemental annuities: (a) The current status of railroad employer pension plans and whether such employer pension plans cause reductions to the RRB supplemental annuity; (b) the amount of the employer private pension being paid to the employee; (c) whether or not the employer made contributions to the pension; (d) whether or not the employee was cashed out before attaining retirement age under the employer pension plan or received the pension in a lump-sum payment in lieu of monthly pension payments; and (e) whether the employer pension plan continues when the employer status under the RRA changes. The requirement that railroad employers furnish pension information to the RRB is contained in 20 CFR 209.2. The RRB currently utilizes Form(s) G– 88p (Employer’s Supplemental Pension Report), G–88r (Request for Information About New or Revised Pension Plan), and G–88r.1 (Request for Additional Information about Employer Pension Plan in Case of Change of Employer Status or Termination of Pension Plan), to obtain the necessary information from railroad employers. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is mandatory. The RRB proposes the addition of several new items to Form G–88p which include ‘‘skip patterns’’ intended to allow employers to bypass items when no response is needed. The RRB also proposes editorial and reformatting changes for clarification purposes to several existing items on G–88p. The RRB proposes no changes to Forms G– 88r and G–88r.1. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows] Annual responses Form #(s) Time (min) Burden (hrs) G–88p .......................................................................................................................................... G–88r ........................................................................................................................................... G–88r.1 ........................................................................................................................................ 750 10 5 8 10 7 100 2 1 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 765 ........................ 103 wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, please call the RRB Clearance Officer at (312) 751–3363 or send an e-mail request to Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–2092 or send an e-mail to Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E5–8140 Filed 12–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–53022; File No. SR–NASD– 2005–145] Self-Regulatory Organizations; National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change and Amendment No. 1 Thereto Relating to a Certificate of Designation for Preferred Stock of The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. December 23, 2005. Pursuant to section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on December 8, 2005, the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (‘‘NASD’’), through its subsidiary, The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (‘‘Nasdaq’’) filed with 1 15 2 17 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:16 Dec 29, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by Nasdaq. Nasdaq filed Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change on December 21, 2005.3 Nasdaq has designated this proposal as a ‘‘noncontroversial’’ proposed rule change pursuant to section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 4 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder,5 which renders the proposal effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change, as amended, from interested persons. 3 In Amendment No. 1, Nasdaq modified the basis for summary effectiveness of the filing from Rule 19b–4(f)(3) under the Act to Rule 19b–4(f)(6), which pertains to non-controversial rule changes. 4 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). 5 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 250 (Friday, December 30, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77432-77433]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-8140]


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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for 
public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad 
Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data 
collections.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information 
collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; 
(b) the accuracy of the RRB's estimate of the burden of the collection 
of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize 
the burden related to the collection of information on

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respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Title and purpose of information collection:
    Pension Plan Reports: OMB 3220-0089.
    Under section 2(b) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the 
Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) pays supplemental annuities to 
qualified RRB employee annuitants. A supplemental annuity, which is 
computed according to section 3(e) of the RRA, can be paid at age 60 if 
the employee has at least 30 years of creditable railroad service or at 
age 65 if the employee has 25-29 years of railroad service. In addition 
to 25 years of service, a ``current connection'' with the railroad 
industry is required. Eligibility is further limited to employees who 
had at least one month of rail service before October 1981 and were 
awarded regular annuities after June 1966. Further, if an employee's 
65th birthday was prior to September 2, 1981, he or she must not have 
worked in rail service after certain closing dates (generally the last 
day of the month following the month in which age 65 is attained). 
Under section 2(h)(2) of the RRA, the amount of the supplemental 
annuity is reduced if the employees receive monthly pension payments, 
or lump-sum pension payments, from their former railroad employer, 
which are based in whole or in part on contributions from that railroad 
employer. The employees' own contributions to their pension accounts do 
not cause a reduction. An employer private pension is described in 20 
CFR 216.40-216.42.
    The RRB requires the following information from railroad employers 
to calculate supplemental annuities: (a) The current status of railroad 
employer pension plans and whether such employer pension plans cause 
reductions to the RRB supplemental annuity; (b) the amount of the 
employer private pension being paid to the employee; (c) whether or not 
the employer made contributions to the pension; (d) whether or not the 
employee was cashed out before attaining retirement age under the 
employer pension plan or received the pension in a lump-sum payment in 
lieu of monthly pension payments; and (e) whether the employer pension 
plan continues when the employer status under the RRA changes. The 
requirement that railroad employers furnish pension information to the 
RRB is contained in 20 CFR 209.2.
    The RRB currently utilizes Form(s) G-88p (Employer's Supplemental 
Pension Report), G-88r (Request for Information About New or Revised 
Pension Plan), and G-88r.1 (Request for Additional Information about 
Employer Pension Plan in Case of Change of Employer Status or 
Termination of Pension Plan), to obtain the necessary information from 
railroad employers. One response is requested of each respondent. 
Completion is mandatory.
    The RRB proposes the addition of several new items to Form G-88p 
which include ``skip patterns'' intended to allow employers to bypass 
items when no response is needed. The RRB also proposes editorial and 
reformatting changes for clarification purposes to several existing 
items on G-88p. The RRB proposes no changes to Forms G-88r and G-88r.1.

                                      Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
                             [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows]
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                                                                      Annual
                        Form (s)                            responses      Time (min)     Burden (hrs)
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G-88p...........................................................             750               8             100
G-88r...........................................................              10              10               2
G-88r.1.........................................................               5               7               1
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    Total.......................................................             765  ..............             103
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    Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or 
to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, 
and/or supporting material, please call the RRB Clearance Officer at 
(312) 751-3363 or send an e-mail request to Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV. 
Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to 
Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, 
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2092 or send an e-mail to 
Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV. Written comments should be received within 60 
days of this notice.

Charles Mierzwa,
Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E5-8140 Filed 12-29-05; 8:45 am]
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