Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 4384 [E6-946]

Download as PDF 4384 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 17 / Thursday, January 26, 2006 / Notices a94_appx-c.html, the text of the main body of the Circular is found at http:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/a094/ a094.html, and a table of past years’ rates is located at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ circulars/a094/dischist-2006.pdf. Updates of the appendix are also available upon request from OMB’s Office of Economic Policy (202– 395–3381). Nominal Discount Rates. A forecast of nominal or market interest rates for 2006 based on the economic assumptions from the 2007 Budget are presented below. These nominal rates are to be used for discounting nominal flows, which are often encountered in lease-purchase analysis. NOMINAL INTEREST RATES ON TREASURY NOTES AND BONDS OF SPECIFIED MATURITIES [In percent] 3-year 5-year 7-year 10-year 20-year 30-year 4.7 4.8 4.9 5.0 5.3 5.2 Real Discount Rates. A forecast of real interest rates from which the inflation premium has been removed and based on the economic assumptions from the 2007 Budget is presented below. These real rates are to be used for discounting real (constant-dollar) flows, as often required in cost-effectiveness analysis. REAL INTEREST RATES ON TREASURY NOTES AND BONDS OF SPECIFIED MATURITIES [In percent] 3-year 5-year 7-year 10-year 20-year 30-year 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 3.0 3.0 Analyses of programs with terms different from those presented above may use a linear interpolation. For example, a four-year project can be evaluated with a rate equal to the average of the three-year and five-year rates. Programs with durations longer than 30 years may use the 30-year interest rate. [FR Doc. E6–963 Filed 1–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3110–01–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 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 respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:10 Jan 25, 2006 Jkt 205001 Title and Purpose of Information Collection Nonresident Questionnaire; OMB 3220– 0145. Under Public Laws 98–21 and 98–76, benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act payable to annuitants living outside the United States may be subject to taxation under United States income tax laws. Whether the social security equivalent and non-social security equivalent portions of Tier I, Tier II, vested dual benefit, or supplemental annuity payments are subject to tax withholding, and whether the same or different rates are applied to each payment, depends on a beneficiary’s citizenship and legal residence status, and whether exemption under a tax treaty between the United States and the country in which the beneficiary is a legal resident has been claimed. To effect the required tax withholding, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) needs to know a nonresidents citizenship and legal residence status. To secure the required information, the RRB utilizes Form RRB–1001, Nonresident Questionnaire, as a supplement to an application as part of the initial application process, and as an independent vehicle for obtaining the needed information when an annuitant’s residence or tax treaty status changes. Completion is voluntary. One response is requested of each respondent. The RRB estimates that 1,300 Form RRB–1001’s are completed annually. The completion time for Form RRB– 1001 is estimated at 30 minutes. No PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 changes are proposed to Form RRB– 1001. Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justifications, 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 N. Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611– 2092 or send an e-mail to Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV. Comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–946 Filed 1–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Rule 15c2–7; SEC File No. 270–420; OMB Control No. 3235–0479. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 17 (Thursday, January 26, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 4384]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-946]


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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 respondents, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

Title and Purpose of Information Collection

Nonresident Questionnaire; OMB 3220-0145.

    Under Public Laws 98-21 and 98-76, benefits under the Railroad 
Retirement Act payable to annuitants living outside the United States 
may be subject to taxation under United States income tax laws. Whether 
the social security equivalent and non-social security equivalent 
portions of Tier I, Tier II, vested dual benefit, or supplemental 
annuity payments are subject to tax withholding, and whether the same 
or different rates are applied to each payment, depends on a 
beneficiary's citizenship and legal residence status, and whether 
exemption under a tax treaty between the United States and the country 
in which the beneficiary is a legal resident has been claimed. To 
effect the required tax withholding, the Railroad Retirement Board 
(RRB) needs to know a nonresidents citizenship and legal residence 
status.
    To secure the required information, the RRB utilizes Form RRB-1001, 
Nonresident Questionnaire, as a supplement to an application as part of 
the initial application process, and as an independent vehicle for 
obtaining the needed information when an annuitant's residence or tax 
treaty status changes. Completion is voluntary. One response is 
requested of each respondent.
    The RRB estimates that 1,300 Form RRB-1001's are completed 
annually. The completion time for Form RRB-1001 is estimated at 30 
minutes. No changes are proposed to Form RRB-1001.
    Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or 
to obtain a copy of the information collection justifications, 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 N. Rush Street, 
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2092 or send an e-mail to 
Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV. Comments should be received within 60 days of 
this notice.

Charles Mierzwa,
Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E6-946 Filed 1-25-06; 8:45 am]
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