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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 32 / Friday, February 16, 2007 / Notices performing an acceptance review of ERs submitted as part of a license renewal application. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Background and Discussion The NRC staff routinely reviews ERs against the requirements of 10 CFR 51.45 and 10 CFR 51.53(c) as part of the acceptance review of reactor license renewal applications. Staff review guidance governing reactor license renewal environmental reviews and the preparation of environmental impact statements is provided in NUREG–1555, Standard Review Plans for Environmental Reviews for Nuclear Power Plants, Supplement 1: Operating License Renewal. In conducting its acceptance review, the staff also relies on the guidance provided to applicants in Regulatory Guide 4.2, Supplement 1, Preparation of Supplemental Environmental Reports for Applications to Renew Nuclear Power Plant Operating Licenses. The regulatory guide provides methods acceptable to the staff for implementing the provisions of 10 CFR 51.45 and 10 CFR 51.53(c). While conformance with the suggested format of the regulatory guide is not required, use of the guide is expected to ensure the completeness of the information provided, assist the NRC staff and others in locating information, and result in more efficient and timely NRC staff review. Proposed Action The acceptance review checklist for ERs submitted with license renewal applications, available via ADAMS at Accession No. ML063190452, will be incorporated into the next revision of NUREG–1555, Supplement 1. The acceptance checklist is intended to be a tool to ensure efficiency and consistency in the staff’s acceptance reviews and ensure that all necessary components of license renewal stage ERs are submitted in accordance with governing regulations. As noted in the checklist instructions, the absence of any of the information recommended in Regulatory Guide 4.2, Supplement 1, would not require that supplemental information be provided prior to acceptance of an application; however, applicants should expect that the absence of such information may result in more intensive environmental audit activities and/or issuance of early requests for additional information to support the staff’s review. The docketing and subsequent finding of a timely and sufficient application (including the ER) does not preclude NRC reviewers from requesting additional information as a review proceeds, nor does it predict the NRC’s VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:03 Feb 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 final determination regarding the approval or denial of a license renewal application. This proposed LR–ISG is not intended to substitute or re-interpret requirements outlined in 10 CFR 51.45 and 10 CFR 51.53(c). The checklist is also expected to serve as a knowledge management tool for NRC staff members by specifying review criteria in a simplified, user-friendly format. [FR Doc. E7–2785 Filed 2–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P POSTAL SERVICE New Standards for Domestic Mailing Services Postal Service. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: On January 17, 2007, the Postal Service published an updated proposal in the Federal Register (72 FR 2089) providing new mailing standards to accompany the R2006–1 price change proposal currently before the Postal Regulatory Commission. We posted a new document on our Web site at http://www.usps.com/ratecase to respond to the comments we received on our January proposal and to further revise the proposed mailing standards. In addition to the new document, you can find our earlier proposals at http://www.usps.com/ratecase, along with side-by-side comparisons of today’s prices and those that are currently under review by the Postal Regulatory Commission. Our Web site also provides helpful information for mailers, including frequently asked questions, press releases, and Mailers Companion and MailPro articles related to the pricing change. We encourage you to review our proposed mailing standards and use our electronic tools as you prepare for the pricing change. DATES: The document is available beginning February 14, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joel Walker, 202–268–7261. Neva R. Watson, Attorney, Legislative. [FR Doc. E7–2825 Filed 2–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments Summary In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7695 Board (RRB) is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to request a revision to the following collection of information: 3220–0025, RUIA Investigations and Continuing Entitlement, consisting of RRB Form(s) UI–9, Applicant’s Statement of Employment and Wages, UI–23, Claimant’s Statement of Service, UI–44, Claim for Credit for Military Service, ID–4F, Advising of Ineligibility for RUIA Benefits, ID–4U, Advising of Service/Earnings Requirements for RUIA Benefits, ID–4Y, Advising of Ineligibility for Sickness Benefits, ID– 4X, Advising of Service/Earnings Requirements for Sickness Benefits, ID– 20–1, Advising that Normal Unemployment Benefits Are About to Be Exhausted, ID–20–2, Advising that Normal Sickness Benefits Are About to Be Exhausted, ID–20–4, Advising That Normal Sickness Benefits Are About to Be Exhausted/Non-Entitlement, ID–5I, Letter to Non-Railroad Employers on Employment and Earnings of a Claimant, ID–5R (SUP), Report of Employees Paid RUIA Benefits for Every Day in Month Reported as Month of Creditable Service, ID–49R, Letter to Railroad Employers for Payroll Information, and UI–48, Claimant’s Statement Regarding Benefit Claim for Days of Employment. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collection of information to determine (1) The practical utility of the collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of publication date. Previous Requests for Comments The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (71 FR 66991 on November 17, 2006) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: RUIA Investigations and Continuing Entitlement. E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1 7696 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 32 / Friday, February 16, 2007 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES OMB Control Number: 3220–0025. Form(s) submitted: UI–9, UI–23, UI– 44, ID–4F, ID–4U, ID–4X, ID–4Y, ID–20– 1, ID–20–2, ID–20–4, ID–5I, ID– 5R(SUP), ID–49R, UI–48. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or households, Business or other for-profit, Non-profit institutions, State, Local or Tribal Government. Abstract: The information collection has two purposes. When RRB records that railroad service and/or compensation is insufficient to qualify a claimant for unemployment or sickness benefits, the RRB obtains information needed to reconcile the compensation and/or service on record with that claimed by the employee. Other forms in the collection allow the RRB to determine whether unemployment or sickness benefits were properly obtained. Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes a change to Forms ID–4F, ID–4U, ID–4X, ID–4Y, ID–20–1, ID–20–2, ID–20–4 to request information regarding an employee’s military service entry and discharge dates. The information will be requested because the inclusion of the employee’s military service, may give the employee enough creditable service months for additional benefits. No other changes are proposed. The burden estimate for this ICR is unchanged as follows: Estimated annual number of respondents: 7,905. Total annual responses: 7,905. Total annual reporting hours: 1,622. For Further Information: Copies of the form and supporting documents can be obtained from Charles Mierzwa, the agency clearance officer at (312–751– 3363) or 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 Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV and to the OMB Desk Officer for the RRB, at the Office of Management and Budget, Room 10230, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–2774 Filed 2–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:03 Feb 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 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–6; SEC File No. 270–392; OMB Control No. 3235–0447. Notice is hereby given that, under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Rule 17f–6 (17 CFR 270.17f–6) under the Investment Company Act of 1940(15 U.S.C. 80a) permits registered investment companies (‘‘funds’’) to maintain assets (i.e., margin) with futures commission merchants (‘‘FCMs’’) in connection with commodity transactions effected on both domestic and foreign exchanges. Before the rule was adopted, funds generally were required to maintain such assets in special accounts with a custodian bank.1 The rule requires a written contract that contains certain provisions designed to ensure important safeguards and other benefits relating to the custody of fund assets by FCMs. To protect fund assets, the contract must require that FCMs comply with the segregation or secured amount requirements of the Commodity Exchange Act (‘‘CEA’’) and the rules under that statute. The contract also must contain a requirement that FCMs obtain an acknowledgment from any clearing organization that the fund’s assets are held on behalf of the FCM’s customers according to CEA provisions. Finally, FCMs are required to furnish to the Commission or its staff on request information concerning the fund’s assets in order to facilitate Commission inspections. The Commission estimates that approximately 2,275 funds effect commodities transactions and could deposit margin with FCMs under Rule 17f–6 in connection with those transactions. Commission staff estimates that each fund uses and deposits margin 1 Custody of Investment Company Assets With Futures Commission Merchants and Commodity Clearing Organizations, Investment Company Act Release No. 22389 (Dec. 11, 1996) (61 FR 66207 (Dec. 17, 1996)). PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with two different FCMs in connection with its commodity transactions.2 The Commission estimates that each of the 2,275 funds spends an average of 1 hour annually complying with the contract requirements of the rule (i.e., executing contracts that contain the requisite provisions with additional FCMs), for a total of 2,275 burden hours. The estimate does not include the time required by an FCM to comply with the rule’s contract requirements because, to the extent that complying with the contract provisions could be considered ‘‘collections of information,’’ the burden hours for compliance are already included in other PRA submissions or are de minimis.3 The estimate of average burden hours is made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and is not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules and forms. Compliance with the collection of information requirements of the rule is necessary to obtain the benefit of relying on the rule. If an FCM furnishes records pertaining to a fund’s assets at the request of the Commission or its staff, the records will be kept confidential to the extent permitted by relevant statutory or regulatory provisions. The rule does not require these records be retained for any specific period of time. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Please direct general comments regarding the above information to the following persons: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or e-mail to: David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Shirley Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, 2 This estimate is based on information conversations with representatives of the fund industry. 3 The rule requires a contract with the FCM to contain three provisions. Two of the provisions require the FCM to comply with existing requirements under the CEA and rules adopted under that Act. Thus, to the extent these provisions could be considered collections of information, the hours required for compliance would be included in the collection of information burden hours submitted by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for its rules. The third contract provision requires that the FCM produce records or other information requested by the Commission or its staff. Commission staff has requested this type of information from an FCM so infrequently in the past that the annual burden hours are de minimis. E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 32 (Friday, February 16, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7695-7696]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments

Summary

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an 
Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to 
request a revision to the following collection of information: 3220-
0025, RUIA Investigations and Continuing Entitlement, consisting of RRB 
Form(s) UI-9, Applicant's Statement of Employment and Wages, UI-23, 
Claimant's Statement of Service, UI-44, Claim for Credit for Military 
Service, ID-4F, Advising of Ineligibility for RUIA Benefits, ID-4U, 
Advising of Service/Earnings Requirements for RUIA Benefits, ID-4Y, 
Advising of Ineligibility for Sickness Benefits, ID-4X, Advising of 
Service/Earnings Requirements for Sickness Benefits, ID-20-1, Advising 
that Normal Unemployment Benefits Are About to Be Exhausted, ID-20-2, 
Advising that Normal Sickness Benefits Are About to Be Exhausted, ID-
20-4, Advising That Normal Sickness Benefits Are About to Be Exhausted/
Non-Entitlement, ID-5I, Letter to Non-Railroad Employers on Employment 
and Earnings of a Claimant, ID-5R (SUP), Report of Employees Paid RUIA 
Benefits for Every Day in Month Reported as Month of Creditable 
Service, ID-49R, Letter to Railroad Employers for Payroll Information, 
and UI-48, Claimant's Statement Regarding Benefit Claim for Days of 
Employment. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from 
the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose 
appropriate paperwork burdens.
    The RRB invites comments on the proposed collection of information 
to determine (1) The practical utility of the collection; (2) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden of the collection; (3) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility and clarity of the information that is the subject 
of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology. Comments to RRB or OIRA must 
contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of 
your comments, it is best if RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days 
of publication date.

Previous Requests for Comments

    The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (71 FR 
66991 on November 17, 2006) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That 
request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: RUIA Investigations and Continuing Entitlement.

[[Page 7696]]

    OMB Control Number: 3220-0025.
    Form(s) submitted: UI-9, UI-23, UI-44, ID-4F, ID-4U, ID-4X, ID-4Y, 
ID-20-1, ID-20-2, ID-20-4, ID-5I, ID-5R(SUP), ID-49R, UI-48.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or households, Business or other for-
profit, Non-profit institutions, State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Abstract: The information collection has two purposes. When RRB 
records that railroad service and/or compensation is insufficient to 
qualify a claimant for unemployment or sickness benefits, the RRB 
obtains information needed to reconcile the compensation and/or service 
on record with that claimed by the employee. Other forms in the 
collection allow the RRB to determine whether unemployment or sickness 
benefits were properly obtained.
    Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes a change to Forms ID-4F, ID-4U, 
ID-4X, ID-4Y, ID-20-1, ID-20-2, ID-20-4 to request information 
regarding an employee's military service entry and discharge dates. The 
information will be requested because the inclusion of the employee's 
military service, may give the employee enough creditable service 
months for additional benefits. No other changes are proposed.
    The burden estimate for this ICR is unchanged as follows:
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 7,905.
    Total annual responses: 7,905.
    Total annual reporting hours: 1,622.
    For Further Information: Copies of the form and supporting 
documents can be obtained from Charles Mierzwa, the agency clearance 
officer at (312-751-3363) or 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 Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV and to the OMB 
Desk Officer for the RRB, at the Office of Management and Budget, Room 
10230, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

Charles Mierzwa,
Clearance Officer.
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