Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 14627-14628 [E7-5632]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 28, 2007 / Notices 14627 ACNW meetings. Those wishing to use this service for observing ACNW meetings should contact Mr. Theron Brown, ACNW Audiovisual Technician (301–415–8066), between 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. ET, at least 10 days before the meeting to ensure the availability of this service. Individuals or organizations requesting this service will be responsible for telephone line charges and for providing the equipment and facilities that they use to establish the video teleconferencing link. The availability of video teleconferencing services is not guaranteed. planning to attend this meeting are urged to contact the above named individual at least two working days prior to the meeting to be advised of any potential changes to the agenda. OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Dated: March 22, 2007. Annette L. Vietti-Cook, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. E7–5658 Filed 3–27–07; 8:45 am] April 19, 2007, Public Hearing 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: Public Service Pension Questionnaires; OMB 3220–0136. Public Law 95–216 amended the Social Security Act of 1977 by providing, in part, that spouse or survivor benefits may be reduced when the beneficiary is in receipt of a pension based on employment with a Federal, State, or local governmental unit. Initially, the reduction was equal to the full amount of the government pension. Public Law 98–21 changed the reduction to two-thirds of the amount of the government pension. Public Law 108–203 amended the Social Security Act by changing the requirement for exemption to public service offset, that Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes be deducted from the public service wages for the last 60 months of public service employment, rather than just the last day of public service employment. Sections 4(a)(1) and 4(f)(1) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides that a spouse or survivor annuity should be equal in amount to what the annuitant would receive if entitled to a like benefit from the Social Security BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Digital Instrumentation and Control Systems; Notice of Meeting sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES The ACRS Subcommittee on Digital Instrumentation and Control Systems will hold a meeting on April 18, 2007, Room T–2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The entire meeting will be open to public attendance. The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Wednesday, April 18, 2007—8:30 a.m. Until the Conclusion of Business The Subcommittee will (1) review DL–1151, Risk-Informed Digital System Reviews and (2) discuss issues related to the SRM assignment on digital systems. The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding this matter. The Subcommittee will gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the full Committee. Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or written comments should notify the Designated Federal Official, Mr. Charles G. Hammer, (Telephone: 301–415–7363) five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Electronic recordings will be permitted. Further information regarding this meeting can be obtained by contacting the Designated Federal Official between 6:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (ET). Persons VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:09 Mar 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dated: March 22, 2007. Michael Junge, Acting Branch Chief, ACRS. [FR Doc. E7–5660 Filed 3–27–07; 8:45 am] obtained from Connie M. Downs at (202) 336–8438, via facsimile at (202) 218– 0136, or via e-mail at cdown@opic.gov. Dated: March 26, 2007. Connie M. Downs, OPIC Corporation Secretary. [FR Doc. 07–1538 Filed 3–26–07; 12:25 pm] BILLING CODE 3210–01–M BILLING CODE 7590–01–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Time and Date: 2 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 2007. Place: Offices of the Corporation, Twelfth Floor Board Room, 1100 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. Status: Hearing open to the public at 2 p.m. Purpose: Public Hearing in conjunction with each meeting of OPIC’s Board of Directors, to afford an opportunity for any person to present views regarding the activities of the Corporation. Procedures: Individual’s wishing to address the hearing orally must provide advance notice to OPIC’s Corporate Secretary no later than 5 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2007. The notice must include the individual’s name, title, organization, address, and telephone number, and a concise summary of the subject matter to be presented. Oral presentations may not exceed ten (10) minutes. The time for individual presentations may be reduced proportionately, if necessary, to afford all participants who have submitted a timely request to participate an opportunity to be heard. Participants wishing to submit a written statement for the record must submit a copy of such statement to OPIC’s Corporate Secretary no later than 5 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2007, Such statements must be typewritten, doublespaced, and may not exceed twenty-five (25) pages. Upon receipt of the required notice, OPIC will prepare an agenda for the hearing identifying speakers, setting forth the subject on which each participant will speak, and the time allotted for each presentation. The agenda will be available at the hearing. A written summary of the hearing will be compiled, and such summary will be made available, upon written request to OPIC’s Corporate Secretary, at the cost of reproduction. CONTACT PERSON FOR INFORMATION: Information on the hearing may be PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 14628 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 28, 2007 / Notices Administration. Therefore, the public service pension (PSP) provisions apply to RRA annuities. RRB Regulations pertaining to the collection of evidence relating to public service pensions or worker’s compensation paid to spouse or survivor applicants or annuitants are found in 20 CFR 219.64c. The RRB utilizes Form G–208, Public Service Pension Questionnaire, and Form G–212, Public Service Monitoring Questionnaire, to obtain information used to determine whether an annuity reduction is in order. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–208. Non-burden impacting editorial and formatting changes are proposed to Form G–212. Completion of the forms is voluntary. However, failure to complete the forms could result in the nonpayment of benefits. One response is requested of each respondent. The completion time for the G–208 is estimated at 16 minutes and the G–212 is estimated at 15 minutes. The RRB estimates that approximately 70 Form G–208’s and 1,100 Form G–212’s are completed annually. 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. E7–5632 Filed 3–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Form F–6, OMB Control No. 3235–0292, SEC File No. 270–270. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) the Securities VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:09 Mar 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collection of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for approval. The Commission under Section 19 of the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.) established Form F–6 (17 CFR 239.36) for registration of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) of foreign companies. Form F–6 requires disclosure of information regarding the terms of the depository bank, fees charged, and a description of the ADRs. No special information regarding the foreign company is required to be prepared or disclosed, although the foreign company must be one which periodically furnishes information to the Commission. The information is needed to ensure that investors in ADRs have full disclosure of information concerning the deposit agreement and the foreign company. Form F–6 takes approximately 1 hour per response to prepare and is filed by 150 respondents annually. We estimate that 25% of the 1 hour per response (.25 hours) is prepared by the filer for a total annual reporting burden of 37.5 hours (.25 hours per response × 150 responses). Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden imposed by the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. Please direct your written comments to R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Shirley Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312; or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: March 21, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–5592 Filed 3–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–55505; File No. 4–523] Program for Allocation of Regulatory Responsibilities Pursuant to Rule 17d– 2; Notice of Filing and Order Approving and Declaring Effective a Revised Plan for Allocation of Regulatory Responsibilities Between NYSE Arca, Inc. and the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. March 22, 2007. Pursuant to Sections 17(d) 1 and 11A(a)(3)(B) 2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is hereby providing notice of filing and issuing an order granting approval and declaring effective a revised plan for the allocation of regulatory responsibilities dated February 9, 2007 (‘‘Revised Plan’’) that was filed pursuant to Rule 17d–2 under the Act3 by NYSE Arca, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca’’) and the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (‘‘NASD’’) (together with the NYSE Arca, the ‘‘Parties’’). The Revised Plan replaces and supersedes the agreement entered into between the Parties on July 25, 2006 (‘‘July 2006 Plan’’)4 in its entirety. The Revised Plan, which makes minor changes to the July 2006 Plan, does not fundamentally alter the allocation of regulatory responsibilities between the Parties.5 Accordingly, in addition to the regulatory responsibility it has under the Act, NASD shall retain the regulatory responsibilities allocated to it under the Revised Plan. At the same time, NYSE Arca continues to be relieved of those regulatory responsibilities allocated to NASD under the Revised Plan. I. Introduction Section 19(g)(1) of the Act,6 among other things, requires every selfregulatory organization (‘‘SRO’’) registered as either a national securities exchange or registered securities association to examine for, and enforce compliance by, its members and persons associated with its members with the Act, the rules and regulations thereunder, and the SRO’s own rules, unless the SRO is relieved of this 1 15 U.S.C. 78q(d). U.S.C. 78k–1(a)(3)(B). 3 17 CFR 240.17d–2. 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 54224 (July 27, 2006), 71 FR 43823 (August 2, 2006) (notice) and 54394 (August 31, 2006), 71 FR 52827 (September 7, 2006) (order). 5 The text of the Revised Plan is available at the principal offices of NYSE Arca and NASD and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. 6 15 U.S.C. 78s(g)(1). 2 15 E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 59 (Wednesday, March 28, 2007)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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: Public Service Pension 
Questionnaires; OMB 3220-0136.
    Public Law 95-216 amended the Social Security Act of 1977 by 
providing, in part, that spouse or survivor benefits may be reduced 
when the beneficiary is in receipt of a pension based on employment 
with a Federal, State, or local governmental unit. Initially, the 
reduction was equal to the full amount of the government pension.
    Public Law 98-21 changed the reduction to two-thirds of the amount 
of the government pension. Public Law 108-203 amended the Social 
Security Act by changing the requirement for exemption to public 
service offset, that Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes 
be deducted from the public service wages for the last 60 months of 
public service employment, rather than just the last day of public 
service employment.
    Sections 4(a)(1) and 4(f)(1) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) 
provides that a spouse or survivor annuity should be equal in amount to 
what the annuitant would receive if entitled to a like benefit from the 
Social Security

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Administration. Therefore, the public service pension (PSP) provisions 
apply to RRA annuities.
    RRB Regulations pertaining to the collection of evidence relating 
to public service pensions or worker's compensation paid to spouse or 
survivor applicants or annuitants are found in 20 CFR 219.64c.
    The RRB utilizes Form G-208, Public Service Pension Questionnaire, 
and Form G-212, Public Service Monitoring Questionnaire, to obtain 
information used to determine whether an annuity reduction is in order. 
The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-208. Non-burden impacting 
editorial and formatting changes are proposed to Form G-212.
    Completion of the forms is voluntary. However, failure to complete 
the forms could result in the nonpayment of benefits. One response is 
requested of each respondent. The completion time for the G-208 is 
estimated at 16 minutes and the G-212 is estimated at 15 minutes. The 
RRB estimates that approximately 70 Form G-208's and 1,100 Form G-212's 
are completed annually.
    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. E7-5632 Filed 3-27-07; 8:45 am]
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