Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 37804-37805 [E7-13413]

Download as PDF 37804 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 132 / Wednesday, July 11, 2007 / Notices District; and (3) Presentations by local organizations and members of the public giving views or comments on any issue affecting the programs or projects of the Commission and the Corps of Engineers. 9 a.m., August 24, 2007, at Port commission Dock, Morgan City, LA. PLACE: One board MISSISSIPPI V at City Dock, Baton Rouge, LA. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: (1) Summary report by President of the Commission on national and regional issues affecting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Commission programs and projects on the Mississippi River and its tributaries; (2) District Commander’s overview of current project issues within the New Orleans District; and (3) Presentations by local organizations and members of the public giving views or comments on any issue affecting the programs or of the Commission and the Corps of Engineers. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mr. Stephen Gambrell, telephone (601) 634-5766. TIME AND DATE: Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 07–3394 Filed 7–9–07; 12:23 pm] BILLING CODE 3710–GX–M RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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) for the following collection of information: 3220–0184, Earnings Information Request. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:56 Jul 10, 2007 Jkt 211001 proper consideration of your comments, it is best if RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of publication date. Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act, an annuity is not payable, or is reduced for any month(s) in which the beneficiary works for a railroad or earns more than prescribed amounts. The provisions relating to the reduction or non-payment of annuities by reason of work are prescribed in 20 CFR part 230. To obtain the information needed to determine if an annuity is not payable to an applicant because of earnings in excess of prescribed amounts, the RRB uses a series of basic application forms used to request specific information related to an annuitant’s past, present and future earnings. To determine information needed for determining reductions in, or non-payment of, annuities currently being paid to annuitants, the RRB primarily relies on earnings information received from the Social Security Administration under the terms of a computer matching agreements. The RRB utilizes Form G–19–F, Earnings Information Request, to obtain earnings information that either had not been previously reported or erroneously reported by a beneficiary. In order to enhance program integrity, the RRB proposes to revise Form G–19–F to expand a current item that requests information about the annuitant’s employer to include the employer’s identification number (EID). Other minor non-burden impacting editorial changes are also proposed. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. If a respondent fails to complete the form, the RRB may be unable to pay them benefits. One response is required from a respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (72 FR 20390 on April 24, 2007) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Earnings Information Request. OMB Control Number: 3220–0184. Form(s) submitted: G–19F. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or households. Abstract: Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act, an annuity is not payable or is reduced for any month(s) in which the beneficiary works for a railroad or earns more than prescribed amounts. The collection obtains earnings information not PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 previously or erroneously reported by a beneficiary. Changes Proposed: In order to enhance program integrity the RRB proposes changes to Form G–19–F to expand a current item that requests information about the annuitant’s employer to include the employer’s identification number. Minor nonburden impacting editorial changes are also proposed. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated completion time for RRB Form G–19–F: 8 minutes. Estimated annual number of respondents: 900. Total annual responses: 900. Total annual reporting hours: 120. Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the forms and supporting documents can be obtained from Charles Mierzwa, the agency clearance officer (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. E7–13411 Filed 7–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–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 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 a currently approved collection of information: 3220–0138, Self-Employment and Substantial Service Questionnaire consisting of Form AA–4, SelfEmployment and Substantial Service Questionnaire. 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 E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 132 / Wednesday, July 11, 2007 / Notices 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. Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides for payment of annuities to qualified employees and their spouses. In order to receive an age and service annuity, Section 2(e)(3) states that an applicant must stop all railroad work and give up any rights to return to such work. However, applicants are not required to stop nonrailroad work or self-employment. The RRB considers some work claimed as ‘‘self-employment’’ to actually be employment for an employer. Whether the RRB classifies a particular activity as self-employment or as work for an employer depends upon the circumstances of each case. These circumstances are prescribed in 20 CFR part 216. Under the 1988 amendments to the RRA, an applicant is no longer required to stop work for a ‘‘Last Pre-Retirement Nonrailroad Employer’’ (LPE). However, section 2(f)(6) of the RRA requires that a portion of the employee’s Tier II benefit and supplemental annuity be deducted for earnings from a ‘‘LPE’’ employer. ‘‘LPE’’ is defined as the last person, company or institution with whom the employee or spouse applicant was employed concurrently with, or after, the applicant’s last railroad employment and before their annuity beginning date. If a spouse never worked for a railroad, the LPE employer is the last person for whom he or she worked. The RRB utilizes Form AA–4, SelfEmployment and Substantial Service Questionnaire, when an applicant claims to be self-employed to obtain information needed to determine if the applicant’s work is LPE, railroad service or self-employment. If the work is selfemployment, the questionnaire identifies any months in which the applicant did not perform substantial service. The RRB proposes editorial and formatting changes to Form AA–4. Other non-burden impacting changes proposed include dividing current items containing multiple questions into separate items with Yes/No responses and skip patterns. Checklists have also been added to many items to obtain more standardized responses. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. If a respondent fails to complete Form AA– 4, the RRB may be unable to pay them VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:56 Jul 10, 2007 Jkt 211001 benefits. The completion time for the form is estimated at 40 to 70 minutes. One response is received from each respondent. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (72 FR 19555 on April 18, 2007) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. 37805 Room 10230, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–13413 Filed 7–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Information Collection Request (ICR) [Release No. 34–56009; File No. SR–ISE– 2007–51] Title: Self-Employment and Substantial Service Questionnaire. OMB Control Number: 3220–0138. Form(s) submitted: AA–4. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or households. Abstract: Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act provides for payment of annuities to qualified employees and their spouses. Work for a Last PreRetirement Nonrailroad Employer (LPE), and work in self-employment affect payments in different ways. This collection obtains information to determine whether claimed selfemployment is really self-employment, and not work for a railroad or LPE. Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes editorial and formatting changes to Form AA–4. Other non-burden impacting changes include dividing current items containing multiple questions into separate items with Yes/ No responses and skip patterns. Checklists have also been added to many items to obtain more standardized responses. The burden estimate for the icr is as follows: Estimated Completion Time for Form AA–4: 40 to 70 minutes. Estimated annual number of respondents: 600. Total annual responses: 600. Total annual reporting hours: 415. Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the forms and supporting documents can be obtained from Charles Mierzwa, the agency clearance officer (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, Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change Relating to Fee Changes PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 July 3, 2007. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on June 22, 2007, the International Securities Exchange, LLC (‘‘ISE’’ 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 substantially prepared by the Exchange. ISE has designated this proposal as one establishing or changing a due, fee, or other charge imposed by ISE under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) thereunder,4 which renders the proposal effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change ISE proposes to amend its Schedule of Fees to establish fees for transactions in options on one Premium Products.5 The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange, the Commission’s Public Reference Room, and http://www.ise.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, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change, and discussed any comments it received on the 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 5 ‘‘Premium Products’’ is defined in the Schedule of Fees as the products enumerated therein. 2 17 E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1

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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 a currently approved collection of information: 
3220-0138, Self-Employment and Substantial Service Questionnaire 
consisting of Form AA-4, Self-Employment and Substantial Service 
Questionnaire.
    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

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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.
    Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides for payment 
of annuities to qualified employees and their spouses. In order to 
receive an age and service annuity, Section 2(e)(3) states that an 
applicant must stop all railroad work and give up any rights to return 
to such work. However, applicants are not required to stop non-railroad 
work or self-employment.
    The RRB considers some work claimed as ``self-employment'' to 
actually be employment for an employer. Whether the RRB classifies a 
particular activity as self-employment or as work for an employer 
depends upon the circumstances of each case. These circumstances are 
prescribed in 20 CFR part 216.
    Under the 1988 amendments to the RRA, an applicant is no longer 
required to stop work for a ``Last Pre-Retirement Nonrailroad 
Employer'' (LPE). However, section 2(f)(6) of the RRA requires that a 
portion of the employee's Tier II benefit and supplemental annuity be 
deducted for earnings from a ``LPE'' employer.
    ``LPE'' is defined as the last person, company or institution with 
whom the employee or spouse applicant was employed concurrently with, 
or after, the applicant's last railroad employment and before their 
annuity beginning date. If a spouse never worked for a railroad, the 
LPE employer is the last person for whom he or she worked.
    The RRB utilizes Form AA-4, Self-Employment and Substantial Service 
Questionnaire, when an applicant claims to be self-employed to obtain 
information needed to determine if the applicant's work is LPE, 
railroad service or self-employment. If the work is self-employment, 
the questionnaire identifies any months in which the applicant did not 
perform substantial service. The RRB proposes editorial and formatting 
changes to Form AA-4. Other non-burden impacting changes proposed 
include dividing current items containing multiple questions into 
separate items with Yes/No responses and skip patterns. Checklists have 
also been added to many items to obtain more standardized responses.
    Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the 
public. If a respondent fails to complete Form AA-4, the RRB may be 
unable to pay them benefits. The completion time for the form is 
estimated at 40 to 70 minutes. One response is received from each 
respondent. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose 
appropriate paperwork burdens.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (72 FR 19555 on April 18, 2007) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Self-Employment and Substantial Service Questionnaire.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0138.
    Form(s) submitted: AA-4.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or households.
    Abstract: Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act provides for 
payment of annuities to qualified employees and their spouses. Work for 
a Last Pre-Retirement Nonrailroad Employer (LPE), and work in self-
employment affect payments in different ways. This collection obtains 
information to determine whether claimed self-employment is really 
self-employment, and not work for a railroad or LPE.
    Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes editorial and formatting changes 
to Form AA-4. Other non-burden impacting changes include dividing 
current items containing multiple questions into separate items with 
Yes/No responses and skip patterns. Checklists have also been added to 
many items to obtain more standardized responses.
    The burden estimate for the icr is as follows:
    Estimated Completion Time for Form AA-4: 40 to 70 minutes.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 600.
    Total annual responses: 600.
    Total annual reporting hours: 415.
    Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the forms and 
supporting documents can be obtained from Charles Mierzwa, the agency 
clearance officer (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. E7-13413 Filed 7-10-07; 8:45 am]
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