Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 24651-24652 [E7-8497]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 85 / Thursday, May 3, 2007 / Notices Corinth Street, Dallas, TX 75212, (214) 860–5835. Mr. Craig Bean, Region Director, Texas Tech University, 2579 South Loop 289, Suite 114, Lubbock, TX 79423– 1637, (806) 745–3973. Ms. Becky Naugle, State Director, University of Kentucky, 225 Gatton College of Business Economics, Lexington, KY 40506–0034, (859) 257–7668. Ms. Rene Sprow, State Director, Univ. of Maryland @ College Park, 7100 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 401, Baltimore, MD 20742–1815, (301) 403–8300. Ms. Diane Wolverton, State Director, University of Wyoming, P.O. Box 3922, Laramie, WY 82071, (307) 766– 3505. Mr. Max Summers, State Director, University of Missouri, 1205 University Avenue, Suite 300, Columbia, MO 65211, (573) 882–1348. Mr. James L. King, State Director, State University of New York, Corporate Woods Building, Albany, NY 12246, (518) 641–0613. Ms. Lenae Quillen-Blume, State Director, Vermont Technical College, P.O. 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Each SBDC provides services under a negotiated Cooperative Agreement with SBA, the general management and oversight of SBA, and a state plan initially approved by the Governor. Non-Federal funds must match Federal funds. An SBDC must operate according to law, the Cooperative Agreement, SBA’s regulations, the annual Program Announcement, and program guidance. VerDate Mar 15 2010 05:02 Aug 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 Program Objectives SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION The SBDC program uses Federal funds to leverage the resources of states, academic institutions and the private sector to: (a) Strengthen the small business community; (b) increase economic growth; (c) assist more small businesses; and (d) broaden the delivery system to more small businesses. SBDC Program Organization The lead SBDC operates a statewide or regional network of SBDC service centers. An SBDC must have a full-time Director. SBDCs must use at least 80 percent of the Federal funds to provide services to small businesses. SBDCs use volunteers and other low cost resources as much as possible. SBDC Services An SBDC must have a full range of business development and technical assistance services in its area of operations, depending upon local needs, SBA priorities and SBDC program objectives. Services include training and counseling to existing and prospective small business owners in management, marketing, finance, operations, planning, taxes, and any other general or technical area of assistance that supports small business growth. The SBA district office and the SBDC must agree upon the specific mix of services. They should give particular attention to SBA’s priority and special emphasis groups, including veterans, women, exporters, the disabled, and minorities. SBDC Program Requirements An SBDC must meet programmatic and financial requirements imposed by statute, regulations or its Cooperative Agreement. The SBDC must: (a) Locate service centers so that they are as accessible as possible to small businesses; (b) open all service centers at least 40 hours per week, or during the normal business hours of its state or academic Host Organization, throughout the year; (c) develop working relationships with financial institutions, the investment community, professional associations, private consultants and small business groups; and (d) maintain lists of private consultants at each service center. Dated: April 23, 2007. Antonio Doss, Associate Administrator for Small Business Development Centers. [FR Doc. E7–8433 Filed 5–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 24651 Sfmt 4703 Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of information collection packages that will require clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with Public Law 104–13, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. The information collection packages that included in this notice are for new information collections and revisions to existing OMB-approved information collections. SSA is soliciting comments on the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimate; the need for the information; its practical utility; ways to enhance its quality, utility, and clarity; and on ways to minimize burden on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Written comments and recommendations regarding the information collection(s) should be submitted to the OMB Desk Officer and the SSA Reports Clearance Officer. The information can be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to the individuals at the addresses and fax numbers listed below: (OMB), Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA, Fax: 202–395–6974, E-mail address: OIRA—Submission@omb.eop.gov. (SSA), Social Security Administration, DCFAM, Attn: Reports Clearance Officer, 1333 Annex Building, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235, Fax: 410–965–6400, E-mail address: OPLM.RCO@ssa.gov. I. The information collections listed below are pending at SSA and will be submitted to OMB within 60 days from the date of this notice. Therefore, your comments should be submitted to SSA within 60 days from the date of this publication. You can obtain copies of the collection instruments by calling the SSA Reports Clearance Officer at 410– 965–0454 or by writing to the address listed above. Electronic Records Express ThirdParty Registration Form—0960–NEW. ERE (Electronic Records Express) is an online system which enables medical providers and various third parties to submit disability claimant information electronically to SSA as part of the disability application process. Third parties who wish to use this system must complete a unique registration process so the Agency can ensure they are authorized to access a claimant’s electronic disability folder. This ICR is E:\FEDREG\03MYN1.LOC 03MYN1 24652 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 85 / Thursday, May 3, 2007 / Notices for the Third Party Registration Form. The respondents are third-party representatives of disability applicants or recipients who want to use ERE to electronically access beneficiary folders and submit information to SSA. Type of Request: New information collection. Number of Respondents: 75,784. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden Per Response: 3 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 3,789 hours. II. The information collection listed below has been submitted to OMB for clearance. Your comments on the information collection would be most useful if received by OMB and SSA within 30 days from the date of this publication. You can obtain a copy of the OMB clearance package by calling the SSA Reports Clearance Officer at 410–965–0454, or by writing to the address listed above. Accelerated Benefits Demonstration Project—0960–NEW. The Accelerated Benefits Demonstration Project is a multi-phase study designed to assess whether providing new SSDI beneficiaries with health benefits and employment supports will stabilize or improve their health and help them return to work early. In this long-term study, new SSDI disability recipients (i.e., those who have just begun receiving benefits and who have at least 18 months remaining before they qualify for Medicare) will be divided into three groups: (1) A control group that will just receive their regular SSDI benefits; (2) a treatment group that will receive immediate access to health care benefits; and (3) a treatment group that will receive health care benefits and additional care management, employment, and benefits services and support. The study, which will be conducted for SSA by research contractors and health care experts, will assess whether health benefits alone or health benefits with additional support services improve the health and employment outcomes of new SSDI beneficiaries. The respondents are beneficiaries who have just begun receiving SSDI disability benefits and are not yet eligible for Medicare health benefits. Type of Request: New information collection. 2007 2008 Baseline survey I Screener Early use survey Baseline survey Interviews Screener Interviews Interviews No. Respondents ................................................................. Responses per Respondent ................................................ Minutes per Respondent ...................................................... 9,669 1 10 540 1 40 26,143 1 10 1,460 1 10 480 1 30 Total Respondent Burden (Hours) ............................... 1,612 360 4,357 243 240 Total Burden (Screener + Interview) ..................... Note: Please note that since publication of the 60-day Federal Register Notice (published on 1/8/07 at 72 FR 834), SSA has made revisions to the study design of this project. These revisions account for the above burden being different than the original published burden. Dated: April 30, 2007. Elizabeth A. Davidson, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. E7–8497 Filed 5–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA 2007–0030] Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program Amendment (SSA/States, SDX– BENDEX–SVES Files)—Match 6001, 6002, and 6004 mmaher on DSK3CLS3C1PROD with $$_JOB AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA). Notice of a renewal of an existing computer matching program amendment which is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2007. ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as VerDate Mar 15 2010 05:02 Aug 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 1,972 4,600 amended, this notice announces a renewal of an existing computer matching program amendment that SSA is currently conducting with the States. The amendment provides specific electronic use available to any participating State for accessing SSA data. DATES: SSA will file a report of the subject matching program amendment with the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives, and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The matching program amendment will be effective as indicated below. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by either telefaxing to (410) 965-8582 or writing to the Associate Commissioner, Office of Income Security Programs, 252 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401. All comments received will be available for public inspection at this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Associate Commissioner for Income Security Programs, as shown above. PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 240 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. General The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Public Law (Pub. L.) 100–503) amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) by describing the manner in which computer matching involving Federal agencies could be performed and adding certain protections for individuals applying for, and receiving, Federal benefits. Section 7201 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101– 508) further amended the Privacy Act regarding protections for such individuals. The Privacy Act, as amended, regulates the use of computer matching by Federal agencies when records in a system of records are matched with other Federal, State, or local government records. It requires Federal agencies involved in computer matching programs to: (1) Negotiate written agreements with the other agency or agencies participating in the matching programs; (2) Obtain the Data Integrity Boards’ approval of the match agreements; (3) Publish notice of the computer matching program in the Federal Register; E:\FEDREG\03MYN1.LOC 03MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 85 (Thursday, May 3, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24651-24652]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-8497]


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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and 
Comment Request

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of 
information collection packages that will require clearance by the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with Public Law 
104-13, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. 
The information collection packages that included in this notice are 
for new information collections and revisions to existing OMB-approved 
information collections.
    SSA is soliciting comments on the accuracy of the agency's burden 
estimate; the need for the information; its practical utility; ways to 
enhance its quality, utility, and clarity; and on ways to minimize 
burden on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Written comments 
and recommendations regarding the information collection(s) should be 
submitted to the OMB Desk Officer and the SSA Reports Clearance 
Officer. The information can be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to the 
individuals at the addresses and fax numbers listed below:

(OMB), Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA, 
Fax: 202-395-6974, E-mail address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.
(SSA), Social Security Administration, DCFAM, Attn: Reports Clearance 
Officer, 1333 Annex Building, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235, 
Fax: 410-965-6400, E-mail address: OPLM.RCO@ssa.gov.
    I. The information collections listed below are pending at SSA and 
will be submitted to OMB within 60 days from the date of this notice. 
Therefore, your comments should be submitted to SSA within 60 days from 
the date of this publication. You can obtain copies of the collection 
instruments by calling the SSA Reports Clearance Officer at 410-965-
0454 or by writing to the address listed above.
    Electronic Records Express Third-Party Registration Form--0960-NEW. 
ERE (Electronic Records Express) is an online system which enables 
medical providers and various third parties to submit disability 
claimant information electronically to SSA as part of the disability 
application process. Third parties who wish to use this system must 
complete a unique registration process so the Agency can ensure they 
are authorized to access a claimant's electronic disability folder. 
This ICR is

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for the Third Party Registration Form. The respondents are third-party 
representatives of disability applicants or recipients who want to use 
ERE to electronically access beneficiary folders and submit information 
to SSA.
    Type of Request: New information collection.
    Number of Respondents: 75,784.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden Per Response: 3 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 3,789 hours.
    II. The information collection listed below has been submitted to 
OMB for clearance. Your comments on the information collection would be 
most useful if received by OMB and SSA within 30 days from the date of 
this publication. You can obtain a copy of the OMB clearance package by 
calling the SSA Reports Clearance Officer at 410-965-0454, or by 
writing to the address listed above.
    Accelerated Benefits Demonstration Project--0960-NEW. The 
Accelerated Benefits Demonstration Project is a multi-phase study 
designed to assess whether providing new SSDI beneficiaries with health 
benefits and employment supports will stabilize or improve their health 
and help them return to work early. In this long-term study, new SSDI 
disability recipients (i.e., those who have just begun receiving 
benefits and who have at least 18 months remaining before they qualify 
for Medicare) will be divided into three groups: (1) A control group 
that will just receive their regular SSDI benefits; (2) a treatment 
group that will receive immediate access to health care benefits; and 
(3) a treatment group that will receive health care benefits and 
additional care management, employment, and benefits services and 
support. The study, which will be conducted for SSA by research 
contractors and health care experts, will assess whether health 
benefits alone or health benefits with additional support services 
improve the health and employment outcomes of new SSDI beneficiaries. 
The respondents are beneficiaries who have just begun receiving SSDI 
disability benefits and are not yet eligible for Medicare health 
benefits.
    Type of Request: New information collection.

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                                               2007                                    2008
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                                          Baseline survey                 Baseline survey            Early use
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                                     Screener       Interviews       Screener       Interviews      Interviews
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No. Respondents.................           9,669             540          26,143           1,460             480
Responses per Respondent........               1               1               1               1               1
Minutes per Respondent..........              10              40              10              10              30
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    Total Respondent Burden                1,612             360           4,357             243             240
     (Hours)....................
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        Total Burden (Screener +
         Interview).............               1,972
                                               4,600                         240
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    Note: Please note that since publication of the 60-day Federal 
Register Notice (published on 1/8/07 at 72 FR 834), SSA has made 
revisions to the study design of this project. These revisions 
account for the above burden being different than the original 
published burden.


    Dated: April 30, 2007.
Elizabeth A. Davidson,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-8497 Filed 5-2-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4191-02-P