Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 44727 [E6-12757]

Download as PDF 44727 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 151 / Monday, August 7, 2006 / Notices DTGS60337 Executive Director for Public Affairs to the Administrator. Effective June 21, 2006. DTGS60381 Chief of Staff to the Administrator. Effective June 27, 2006. Authority: 5 U.S.C. 3301 and 3302; E.O. 10577, 3 CFR 1954–1958 Comp., p. 218. Office of Personnel Management. Dan G. Blair, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. E6–12785 Filed 8–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–39–P 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: Application for Spouse Annuity Under the Railroad Retirement Act; OMB 3220–0042 Section 2(c) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), provides for the payment of annuities to spouses of railroad retirement annuitants who meet the requirements under the RRA. The age requirements for a spouse annuity depend on the employee’s age and date of retirement and the employee’s years of railroad service. The requirements relating to the annuities are prescribed in 20 CFR 216, 218, 219, 232, 234, and 295. The RRB currently uses the electronic AA–3cert, Application Summary and Certification process and manual Form AA–3, Application for Spouse/Divorced Spouse Annuity, to obtain the information needed to determine an applicant’s entitlement to an annuity and the amount of the annuity. The AA–3cert process obtains information from an applicant by means of an interview with an RRB field-office representative. During the interview, the field-office representative enters the information obtained into an on-line information system. Upon completion of the interview, the applicant receives Form AA–3cert, Application Summary and Certification, which summarizes the information that was provided by/or verified by the applicant, for review and signature. The RRB also uses manual Form AA–3 in instances where the RRB representative is unable to contact the applicant in person or by telephone; i.e., the applicant lives in another country. The RRB estimates the burden for the collection as follows: Estimated Burden Estimated annual responses Form No. Estimated completion time (per response) Estimated annual burden (hours) 8,400 100 30 58 4,200 97 Total ...................................................................................................................................... sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AA–3cert ...................................................................................................................................... AA–3 (manual) ............................................................................................................................. 8,500 ........................ 4,297 The RRB proposes to add new items to Form(s) AA–3cert and AA–3 to further document an applicant’s most recent nonrailroad work. The items ask for the applicant’s most recent job title and whether their employer is a seasonal employer. Non-burdenimpacting changes are proposed to the certification statements of Form(s) AA– 3cert and AA–3 that are intended to provide additional specificity regarding post-application events that require an applicant to contact the RRB. Other nonburden impacting, editorial (clarification) and formatting changes to Form AA–3cert and Form AA–3 are also proposed. Completion is required to obtain a benefit. One response is requested of each respondent. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Aug 04, 2006 Jkt 208001 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. E6–12757 Filed 8–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission; Office of Filings and Information Services Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Rule 17f–1(b); SEC File No. 270– 28; OMB Control No. 3235–0032. PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 (‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. • Rule 17f–1(b): Requirements for reporting and inquiry with respect to missing, lost, counterfeit, or stolen securities Rule 17f–1(b) (17 CFR 240.17f–1(b)) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (the ‘‘Act’’) requires approximately 26,000 entities in the securities industry to register in the Lost and Stolen Securities Program (‘‘Program’’). Registration fulfills a statutory requirement that entities report and inquire about missing, lost, counterfeit, or stolen securities. Registration also allows entities in the securities industry to gain access to a confidential database that stores information for the Program. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 151 (Monday, August 7, 2006)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E6-12757]


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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: Application for Spouse 
Annuity Under the Railroad Retirement Act; OMB 3220-0042 Section 2(c) 
of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), provides for the payment of 
annuities to spouses of railroad retirement annuitants who meet the 
requirements under the RRA. The age requirements for a spouse annuity 
depend on the employee's age and date of retirement and the employee's 
years of railroad service. The requirements relating to the annuities 
are prescribed in 20 CFR 216, 218, 219, 232, 234, and 295.
    The RRB currently uses the electronic AA-3cert, Application Summary 
and Certification process and manual Form AA-3, Application for Spouse/
Divorced Spouse Annuity, to obtain the information needed to determine 
an applicant's entitlement to an annuity and the amount of the annuity.
    The AA-3cert process obtains information from an applicant by means 
of an interview with an RRB field-office representative. During the 
interview, the field-office representative enters the information 
obtained into an on-line information system. Upon completion of the 
interview, the applicant receives Form AA-3cert, Application Summary 
and Certification, which summarizes the information that was provided 
by/or verified by the applicant, for review and signature. The RRB also 
uses manual Form AA-3 in instances where the RRB representative is 
unable to contact the applicant in person or by telephone; i.e., the 
applicant lives in another country.
    The RRB estimates the burden for the collection as follows:

Estimated Burden

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                                                                                     Estimated
                                                                     Estimated      completion       Estimated
                            Form No.                                  annual         time (per     annual burden
                                                                     responses       response)        (hours)
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AA-3cert........................................................           8,400              30           4,200
AA-3 (manual)...................................................             100              58              97
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................................           8,500  ..............           4,297
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    The RRB proposes to add new items to Form(s) AA-3cert and AA-3 to 
further document an applicant's most recent nonrailroad work. The items 
ask for the applicant's most recent job title and whether their 
employer is a seasonal employer. Non-burden-impacting changes are 
proposed to the certification statements of Form(s) AA-3cert and AA-3 
that are intended to provide additional specificity regarding post-
application events that require an applicant to contact the RRB. Other 
non-burden impacting, editorial (clarification) and formatting changes 
to Form AA-3cert and Form AA-3 are also proposed. Completion is 
required to obtain a benefit. One response is requested of each 
respondent.
    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. E6-12757 Filed 8-4-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7905-01-P