Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 43674-43676 [E7-15152]

Download as PDF 43674 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 150 / Monday, August 6, 2007 / Notices Pamela Fenderson, Program Analyst, Office of Business Development, Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 8300, Washington, DC 20416. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Fenderson, Program Analyst, Office of Business Development, 202– 205–7408 pamela.fenderson@sba.gov Curtis B. Rich, Management Analyst, 202–205–7030 curtis.rich@sba.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: ‘‘8(a) Annual Update’’. Description of Respondents: 8(a) Program Participants. Form No’s: 1450. Annual Responses: 6,700. Annual Burden: 7,258. Jacqueline White, Chief, Administrative Information Branch. [FR Doc. E7–15183 Filed 8–3–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #10927 and #10928] Oklahoma Disaster Number OK–00012 U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 2. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA–1712–DR), dated 07/07/2007. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes. Incident Period: 06/10/2007 and continuing through 07/25/2007. Effective Date: 07/25/2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/05/2007. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/07/2008. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of the President’s major disaster declaration for the State of Oklahoma, dated 07/07/2007 is hereby amended to establish the incident period for this disaster as beginning 06/10/2007 and continuing through 07/25/2007. All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:38 Aug 03, 2007 Jkt 211001 (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) Herbert L. Mitchell, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–15184 Filed 8–3–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Disaster Declaration #10958 and #0959; Wisconsin Disaster #WI–00009 U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Homeowners With Credit Available Elsewhere ......................... Homeowners Without Credit Available Elsewhere .................. Businesses With Credit Available Elsewhere ................................. Businesses & Small Agricultural Cooperatives Without Credit Available Elsewhere .................. PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Other (Including Non-Profit Organizations) With Credit Available Elsewhere ................................. Businesses And Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ......................... 5.250 4.000 The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 10958 6 and for economic injury is 10959 0. The States which received an EIDL Declaration # are Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Wisconsin dated July 30, 2007. Incident: Severe storms and flooding. Incident Period: July 18, 2007. Effective Date: July 30, 2007. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: September 28, 2007. Economic Injury (Eidl) Loan Application Deadline Date: April 30, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that as a result of the Administrator’s disaster declaration, applications for disaster loans may be filed at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: Grant Contiguous Counties: Wisconsin Crawford, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland Iowa Clayton, Dubuque. Illinois Jo Daviess The Interest Rates are: SUMMARY: Percent Dated: July 30, 2007. Steven C. Preston, Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–15185 Filed 8–3–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P 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 may be included in this notice are for new information collections, approval of existing information collections, revisions to OMB-approved information collections, and extensions (no change) of OMBapproved 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, Percent faxed or emailed to the individuals at the addresses and fax numbers listed below: 5.750 (OMB), Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA, Fax: 2.875 202–395–6974, E-mail address: 8.000 OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. (SSA), Social Security Administration, DCBFM, Attn: Reports 4.000 Clearance Officer, 1333 Annex Building, E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 43675 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 150 / Monday, August 6, 2007 / Notices 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. 1. Travel Expense Reimbursement— 20 CFR 404.999(d) and 416.1499— 0960–0434. The Social Security Act provides for travel expense reimbursement by the State agency or Federal agency for claimant travel incidental to medical examinations and to parties, their representatives, and all reasonably necessary witnesses. Reimbursement is applicable to travel exceeding 75 miles to attend medical examinations, reconsideration interviews and proceedings before an administrative law judge. Reimbursement procedures require the claimant to provide (1) A list of expenses incurred, and (2) receipts of such expense. State and Federal personnel review the listings and receipts to verify the amount to be reimbursed to the claimant. The respondents are claimants for Title II benefits and Title XVI payments. Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 50,000. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden per Response: 10 minutes. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of Respondents: 982,357. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden Per Response: 3 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 49,118 hours. 4. Certificate of Coverage Request—20 CFR 404.1913—0960–0554. The United States has Social Security agreements with 21 countries. These agreements eliminate double Social Security coverage and taxation where, except for the provisions of the agreement, a period of work would be subject to coverage and taxes in both countries. The individual agreements contain rules for determining the country under whose laws the period of work will be covered and to whose system taxes will be paid. The agreements further provide that, upon the request of the worker or employer, the country under whose system the period of work is covered will issue a certificate of coverage. The certificate serves as proof of exemption from coverage and taxation under the system of the other country. The information collected is needed to determine if a period of work is covered by the U.S. Social Security system under an agreement and to issue a U.S. certificate of coverage. Respondents are workers and employers wishing to establish exemption from foreign social security taxes. Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 50,000. Estimated Annual Burden: 25,000 hours. Estimated Annual Burden: 8,333 hours. 2. Disability Hearing Officer’s Report of Disability Hearing—20 CFR 404.917, 416.1407, 416.1417—0960–0440. Form SSA–1205–BK is used by the Disability Hearing Officer conducting the disability interview in preparation for a written reconsidered determination— specifically for evaluating Title II and Title XVI adult disability claims. The form provides the framework for addressing crucial elements in the case and is used in formulating the completed official document of the decision. Respondents are Disability Hearing Officers. Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 35,600. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden per Response: 60 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 35,600 hours. 3. Beneficiary Recontact Report—20 CFR 404.703 and 404.705—0960–0536. SSA needs to ensure that eligibility for benefits continues after entitlement is established. Studies show that payees of children who marry fail to report the marriage, which is a terminating event. SSA asks children ages 15, 16, and 17 information about marital status to detect overpayments and avoid continuing payment to those no longer entitled. Form SSA–1587–OCR–SM is used to obtain information regarding marital status from those children who have representative payees. Respondents are recipients of survivor mother/father Social Security benefits who have representative payees. Number of respondents Type of respondent Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Total annual burden (hours) Individuals ........................................................................................................ Private Sector .................................................................................................. 30,000 20,000 1 1 30 30 15,000 10,000 Totals ........................................................................................................ 50,000 ........................ ........................ 25,000 5. Race & Ethnicity Qualitative Research—0960–NEW. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Collection Background Currently, the Social Security Administration (SSA) does not have a reliable, statistically valid means of capturing race/ethnicity data in our core business processes. While race/ethnicity data is collected on the Form SS–5, Application for Social Security Card, it is not provided to SSA through other means of enumerating individuals; e.g., the Enumeration at Birth and VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:38 Aug 03, 2007 Jkt 211001 Enumeration at Entry processes. Consequently, we intend to collect this information in other SSA application processes. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mandated that Federal agencies collecting race and ethnicity information must use consistent standards established by OMB. Adding race/ethnicity as questions to SSA’s applications for benefits will enable SSA to improve its administrative data. PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Race & Ethnicity Qualitative Research Before SSA collects race/ethnicity data, we plan to conduct several voluntary focus groups with members of the public to assess their opinions, reactions and recommendations on a proposed form that will be used to collect the information. The questions and race and ethnicity categories will follow the standards developed by OMB. The information from this research will be used to develop a comprehensive collection form. The respondents are members of the public E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 43676 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 150 / Monday, August 6, 2007 / Notices who volunteer to participate in the RECS questions focus groups. Type of Request: New information collection. Number of Respondents: 96 (8 focus groups, 12 participants). Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden per Response: 90 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 144 hours. II. The information collections listed below have been submitted to OMB for clearance. Your comments on the information collections 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 packages by calling the SSA Reports Clearance Officer at 410–965–0454, or by writing to the address listed above. 1. Child Care Dropout Questionnaire—20 CFR 404.211(e)(4)— 0960–0474. Information colleted on this form is used by SSA to determine if an individual qualifies for a child care exclusion in computing the individual’s disability benefit amount. Respondents are applicants for disability benefits. Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 2000. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 167 hours. Dated: July 30, 2007. Elizabeth A. Davidson, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. E7–15152 Filed 8–3–07; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Public Notice 5875] Office of the Secretary Determination on U.S. Position on Proposed European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Projects in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina Pursuant to section 561 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2006 (Pub. L. 109–102) (FOAA), and Department of State Delegation of Authority Number 289, I hereby determine that the two proposed EBRD projects, one to provide 25.1 million euro equity investment and a 27.5 million euro loan for tourism facility development in the region and one to provide a 35 million euro equity investment for expanded pension fund management in the region, will contribute to a stronger and more integrated economy in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and directly support implementation of the Dayton Accords. I therefore waive the application of Section 561 of the FOAA to the extent that provision would otherwise prevent the U.S. Executive Directors of the EBRD from voting in favor of these projects. This Determination shall be reported to the Congress and published in the Federal Register. Dated: February 13, 2007. Daniel Frie, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Department of State. [FR Doc. E7–15241 Filed 8–3–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–23–P sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 19:38 Aug 03, 2007 Application of Maine Aviation Aircraft Charter, LLC. for Commuter Air Carrier Authority Department of Transportation. Notice of Order to Show Cause. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of Transportation is directing all interested persons to show cause why it should not issue an order finding Maine Aviation Aircraft Charter, LLC., fit, willing, and able, and awarding it commuter air carrier authority to conduct scheduled passenger and cargo commuter service. DATES: Persons wishing to file objections should do so no later than August 14, 2007. ADDRESSES: Objections and answers to objections should be filed in Docket OST–2006–25711 and addressed to Docket Operations, (M–30, Room W12– 140), U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, and should be served upon the parties listed in Attachment A to the order. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Pittaway, Air Carrier Fitness Division (X–56, Room W86–461), U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366–8856. Dated: July 31, 2007. Andrew B. Steinberg, Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs. [FR Doc. E7–15219 Filed 8–3–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P BILLING CODE 4191–02–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 [Docket OST–2006–25711; Order 2007–7– 24] Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 150 (Monday, August 6, 2007)]
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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 may be included in this notice 
are for new information collections, approval of existing information 
collections, revisions to OMB-approved information collections, and 
extensions (no change) of 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 emailed 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, DCBFM, Attn: Reports 
Clearance Officer, 1333 Annex Building,

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 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.
    1. Travel Expense Reimbursement--20 CFR 404.999(d) and 416.1499--
0960-0434. The Social Security Act provides for travel expense 
reimbursement by the State agency or Federal agency for claimant travel 
incidental to medical examinations and to parties, their 
representatives, and all reasonably necessary witnesses. Reimbursement 
is applicable to travel exceeding 75 miles to attend medical 
examinations, reconsideration interviews and proceedings before an 
administrative law judge. Reimbursement procedures require the claimant 
to provide (1) A list of expenses incurred, and (2) receipts of such 
expense. State and Federal personnel review the listings and receipts 
to verify the amount to be reimbursed to the claimant. The respondents 
are claimants for Title II benefits and Title XVI payments.
    Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information 
collection.
    Number of Respondents: 50,000.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 8,333 hours.
    2. Disability Hearing Officer's Report of Disability Hearing--20 
CFR 404.917, 416.1407, 416.1417--0960-0440. Form SSA-1205-BK is used by 
the Disability Hearing Officer conducting the disability interview in 
preparation for a written reconsidered determination--specifically for 
evaluating Title II and Title XVI adult disability claims. The form 
provides the framework for addressing crucial elements in the case and 
is used in formulating the completed official document of the decision. 
Respondents are Disability Hearing Officers.
    Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information 
collection.
    Number of Respondents: 35,600.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden per Response: 60 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 35,600 hours.
    3. Beneficiary Recontact Report--20 CFR 404.703 and 404.705--0960-
0536. SSA needs to ensure that eligibility for benefits continues after 
entitlement is established. Studies show that payees of children who 
marry fail to report the marriage, which is a terminating event. SSA 
asks children ages 15, 16, and 17 information about marital status to 
detect overpayments and avoid continuing payment to those no longer 
entitled. Form SSA-1587-OCR-SM is used to obtain information regarding 
marital status from those children who have representative payees. 
Respondents are recipients of survivor mother/father Social Security 
benefits who have representative payees.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.
    Number of Respondents: 982,357.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden Per Response: 3 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 49,118 hours.
    4. Certificate of Coverage Request--20 CFR 404.1913--0960-0554. The 
United States has Social Security agreements with 21 countries. These 
agreements eliminate double Social Security coverage and taxation 
where, except for the provisions of the agreement, a period of work 
would be subject to coverage and taxes in both countries. The 
individual agreements contain rules for determining the country under 
whose laws the period of work will be covered and to whose system taxes 
will be paid. The agreements further provide that, upon the request of 
the worker or employer, the country under whose system the period of 
work is covered will issue a certificate of coverage. The certificate 
serves as proof of exemption from coverage and taxation under the 
system of the other country. The information collected is needed to 
determine if a period of work is covered by the U.S. Social Security 
system under an agreement and to issue a U.S. certificate of coverage. 
Respondents are workers and employers wishing to establish exemption 
from foreign social security taxes.
    Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information 
collection.
    Number of Respondents: 50,000.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 25,000 hours.

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                                                                                  Average burden
               Type of respondent                    Number of     Frequency of    per response    Total annual
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)
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Individuals.....................................          30,000               1              30          15,000
Private Sector..................................          20,000               1              30          10,000
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................          50,000  ..............  ..............          25,000
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    5. Race & Ethnicity Qualitative Research--0960-NEW.

Collection Background

    Currently, the Social Security Administration (SSA) does not have a 
reliable, statistically valid means of capturing race/ethnicity data in 
our core business processes. While race/ethnicity data is collected on 
the Form SS-5, Application for Social Security Card, it is not provided 
to SSA through other means of enumerating individuals; e.g., the 
Enumeration at Birth and Enumeration at Entry processes. Consequently, 
we intend to collect this information in other SSA application 
processes.
    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mandated that Federal 
agencies collecting race and ethnicity information must use consistent 
standards established by OMB. Adding race/ethnicity as questions to 
SSA's applications for benefits will enable SSA to improve its 
administrative data.

Race & Ethnicity Qualitative Research

    Before SSA collects race/ethnicity data, we plan to conduct several 
voluntary focus groups with members of the public to assess their 
opinions, reactions and recommendations on a proposed form that will be 
used to collect the information. The questions and race and ethnicity 
categories will follow the standards developed by OMB. The information 
from this research will be used to develop a comprehensive collection 
form. The respondents are members of the public

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who volunteer to participate in the RECS questions focus groups.
    Type of Request: New information collection.
    Number of Respondents: 96 (8 focus groups, 12 participants).
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden per Response: 90 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 144 hours.
    II. The information collections listed below have been submitted to 
OMB for clearance. Your comments on the information collections 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 
packages by calling the SSA Reports Clearance Officer at 410-965-0454, 
or by writing to the address listed above.
    1. Child Care Dropout Questionnaire--20 CFR 404.211(e)(4)--0960-
0474. Information colleted on this form is used by SSA to determine if 
an individual qualifies for a child care exclusion in computing the 
individual's disability benefit amount. Respondents are applicants for 
disability benefits.
    Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information 
collection.
    Number of Respondents: 2000.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden per Response: 5 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 167 hours.

    Dated: July 30, 2007.
Elizabeth A. Davidson,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
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