Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 13540 [E7-5240]

Download as PDF 13540 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 55 / Thursday, March 22, 2007 / Notices Carmen Suro-Bredie, Chairman, Trade Policy Staff Committee. [FR Doc. E7–5268 Filed 3–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W7–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. Title and purpose of information collection: Supplement to Claim of Person Outside the United States; OMB 3220–0155. Under the Social Security Amendments of 1983 (Pub. L. 98–21), which amends Section 202(t) of the Social Security Act, the Tier I or the O/M (overall minimum) portion of an annuity and Medicare benefits payable under the Railroad Retirement Act to certain beneficiaries living outside the U.S., may be withheld effective January 1, 1985. The benefit withholding provision of Public Law 98–21 applies to divorced spouses, spouses, minor or disabled children, students, and survivors of railroad employees who (1) Initially became eligible for Tier I amounts, O/M shares, and Medicare benefits after December 31, 1984; (2) are not U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals; and (3) have resided outside the U.S. for more than six consecutive months starting with the annuity beginning date. The benefit withholding provision does not apply, however to a beneficiary who is exempt under either a treaty obligation of the United States, in effect on August 1, 1956, or a totalization agreement between the United States and the country in which the beneficiary resides, or to an individual who is exempt under other criteria specified in Public Law 98–21. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:11 Mar 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 RRB Form G–45, Supplement to Claim of Person Outside the United States, is currently used by the RRB to determine applicability of the withholding provision of Public Law 98–21. Completion of the form is required to obtain or retain a benefit. One response is requested of each respondent. The RRB estimates that 100 Form G–45s are completed annually. The completion time for Form G–45 is estimated at 10 minutes per response. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–45. 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, IL 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. E7–5240 Filed 3–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–55479; File No. SR–Amex– 2006–114] Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing of a Proposed Rule Change and Amendment No. 1 Thereto Clarifying the Continued Listing Standards for Units March 15, 2007. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’ or ‘‘Exchange Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on December 4, 2006, the American Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘Amex’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared substantially by Amex. On February 22, 2007, Amex filed Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the 1 15 2 17 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposed rule change, as amended, from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to (1) amend Section 1003(g) of the Amex Company Guide to strengthen the procedures applicable to units when their components fall below continued listing standards and clarify the application of continued listing standards to individual components comprising units once some (but not all) of the units have separated into their component parts and (2) make minor, technical changes to Sections 1003(a), (c), (d) and (f) of the Amex Company Guide. The text of the proposal is available at Amex, at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, and on Amex’s Web site at http://www.amex.com. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, Amex included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below, and the most significant aspects of such statements are set forth in Sections A, B, and C below. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose Section 1003(g) of the Amex Company Guide currently provides that the Exchange will ‘‘normally consider’’ suspending or delisting units if any of their component parts do not meet the applicable continued listing standards. However, if one or more of the components is otherwise qualified for listing, such component may remain listed. For example, a unit comprised of both a common stock component and a debt component would face suspension or delisting procedures if either the common stock or the debt component no longer met its applicable continued listing standards. As a result, if the debt component failed to meet the continued listing standards for bonds, both the unit and such debt component would be subject to suspension or delisting procedures, but the common stock component could independently remain listed and continue to trade on the E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1

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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: Supplement to Claim of 
Person Outside the United States; OMB 3220-0155. Under the Social 
Security Amendments of 1983 (Pub. L. 98-21), which amends Section 
202(t) of the Social Security Act, the Tier I or the O/M (overall 
minimum) portion of an annuity and Medicare benefits payable under the 
Railroad Retirement Act to certain beneficiaries living outside the 
U.S., may be withheld effective January 1, 1985. The benefit 
withholding provision of Public Law 98-21 applies to divorced spouses, 
spouses, minor or disabled children, students, and survivors of 
railroad employees who (1) Initially became eligible for Tier I 
amounts, O/M shares, and Medicare benefits after December 31, 1984; (2) 
are not U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals; and (3) have resided outside 
the U.S. for more than six consecutive months starting with the annuity 
beginning date. The benefit withholding provision does not apply, 
however to a beneficiary who is exempt under either a treaty obligation 
of the United States, in effect on August 1, 1956, or a totalization 
agreement between the United States and the country in which the 
beneficiary resides, or to an individual who is exempt under other 
criteria specified in Public Law 98-21.
    RRB Form G-45, Supplement to Claim of Person Outside the United 
States, is currently used by the RRB to determine applicability of the 
withholding provision of Public Law 98-21. Completion of the form is 
required to obtain or retain a benefit. One response is requested of 
each respondent. The RRB estimates that 100 Form G-45s are completed 
annually. The completion time for Form G-45 is estimated at 10 minutes 
per response.
    The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-45.
    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, IL 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. E7-5240 Filed 3-21-07; 8:45 am]
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