Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request, 45079-45081 [E7-15663]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 154 / Friday, August 10, 2007 / Notices and NYSE Regulation to ensure that their arbitration programs are fully consolidated in a timely and efficient manner, without any further delay or uncertainty. For these reasons, the Commission finds good cause, consistent with section 19(b)(2) of the Act, to grant accelerated approval to the proposed rule change. V. Conclusion It is therefore ordered, pursuant to section 19(b)(2) of the Act 17 that the proposed rule change, as modified by Amendment No. 1 (SR–NYSE–2007–48), be, and hereby is, approved on an accelerated basis. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.18 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–15619 Filed 8–9–07; 8:45 am] (SSA), Social Security Administration, DCBFM, Attn: Reports Clearance Officer, 1333 Annex Building, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235,Fax: 410–965–6400, E-mail address: OPLM.RCO@ssa.gov 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 emailing OPLM.RCO@ssa.gov. 1. Consent Based Social Security Number Verification Process—0960– NEW. Note: Please note that we published the 60day Federal Register Notice for this collection on December 30, 2005, at 70 FR 77439. For the year and a half following that date, we have communicated with multiple businesses interested in this collection and have significantly altered our business process plan based on their comments. BILLING CODE 8010–01–P Background SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION sroberts on PROD1PC70 with PROPOSALS Agency Information Collection Activities: 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 are included in this notice are for new information collections and revisions to 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 17 15 18 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:37 Aug 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 The Social Security Administration (SSA) has provided limited fee based Social Security Number (SSN) verification service to private businesses and other requesters that obtain a valid, signed consent form from the Social Security Number Holder. Based on the consent forms, SSA verifies the Number Holders’ SSNs for the requesting party. The Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a(b), section 1106 of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1306, and SSA regulation at 20 CFR 401.100 establish the legal authority for SSA to provide SSN verifications to third party requesters based on consent. Currently, the consent-based SSN verification service for high volume requesters is a paper-driven, labor-intensive process. In recent years, the demand for SSN verification has grown within the business community. As a result, SSA is developing an Agency strategy to perform fee based SSN verifications with consent in a high volume, centralized process. The Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (CBSV) process is the first phase of the Agency’s long term strategy to provide the business community with fee based disclosures with consent in high volume. SSA is developing CBSV as a user-friendly, Internet-based application with safeguards that will protect the public’s information. In addition to the benefit of providing high volume, centralized SSN verification services to the business community in a secure manner, CBSV also will provide the Agency with PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45079 inherent cost and workload management benefits. SSA is in the planning stage of developing the Agency’s second phase of the fee-based web service system which would provide private industry and other third party requesters with disability and retirement data (including insured status information, dates of entitlement, and benefit amounts). This process, the Consent Based Benefit Information System (CBBI), would assist private insurance or pension benefit companies to determine private entitlements and coordinate entitlement to such benefits. These actions help the requesters to reduce and/or eliminate the overpayment of these benefits to their insured clients. Similar to the CBSV process, companies would be required to enter into a legal agreement with SSA, obtain written consent from the record holder, reimburse SSA, and follow SSA’s established systems security and audit guidelines. The CBSV Collection The CBSV is a fee-based automated SSN verification service that can be used by private businesses and other requesting parties who register with SSA to use the system and have obtained valid consent from Number Holders. The purpose of the information collection is to verify for the requesting party that the submitted name and SSN match or do not match the information contained in the SSA records. After completing a registration process and paying the fee, the requesting party can submit a file through the CBSV Internet application containing names of Number Holders who have given valid consent, along with each Number Holder’s accompanying SSN and date of birth (if available) or obtain real-time results using a web service application or SSA’s Business Services Online (BSO) application. The Agency matches the information against SSA’s Master File of Social Security Numbers, using SSN, name, date of birth and gender code (if available). If batch mode was used, the requesting party retrieves the results file from SSA; the results file indicates a match or no match for each SSN submitted. Under the CBSV process, the requesting party does not submit the consent forms to SSA. SSA will require each requesting party to retain a valid consent form for each SSN verification request for a period of seven years. The requesting party is permitted to retain the consent forms in either electronic or paper format. To ensure the integrity of the CBSV Process, SSA has added a strong audit component that requires audits (called E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 45080 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 154 / Friday, August 10, 2007 / Notices ‘‘compliance reviews’’) at the discretion of the agency with all audit costs to be borne by the requesting party. These reviews will be conducted by independent certified public accountants (CPAs) to ensure compliance with all the terms and conditions of the parties’ agreement with SSA, including a review of the consent forms. This review is performed at the requesting party’s place of business to ensure the integrity of the process. In addition, SSA reserves the right to perform unannounced onsite inspections of the entire process including review of the technical systems which maintain the data and transaction records at the requesting party’s place of business. The respondents to the CBSV collection are the participating companies, members of the public who consent to the SSN verification, and CPAs who provide compliance review services. Type of Request: New information collection. Time Burden Participating Companies: Number of respondents Requirement Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated annual burden hours Registration process ........................................................................................ Creation of file with SSN holder identification data; maintaining required documentation/forms .................................................................................... Using the system to upload request file, check status, and download results file ................................................................................................................. Storing and maintenance of consent forms ..................................................... Activities related to compliance review ............................................................ 90 1 120 180 90 *251 60 22,590 90 90 90 251 251 251 5 60 60 1,883 22,590 22,590 Total .......................................................................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 69,833 * Please note there are 251 Federal business days per year on which a requesting party could submit a file. People Whose SSNs Will Be Verified: Number of respondents Requirement Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated annual burden hours Reading and signing authorization for SSA to release SSN verification ........ Responding to CPA re-contact ........................................................................ 10,000,000 4,500 1 1 3 5 500,000 375 Total .......................................................................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 500,375 CPAs (conducting compliance review and preparing written report of findings): Number of Respondents: 90. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden Per Response: 4,800. Estimated Annual Burden: 7,200 hours. Total Collective Burden: 577,408 hours. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with PROPOSALS Cost Burden The public burden cost is dependent upon the number of companies and transactions. The first year cost estimates below are based upon 90 participating companies submitting a total of 10 million transactions. The total cost for developing the system is $5.6 million. $2.6 million will be required prior to development of the system. The $3.0 million that SSA has already expended will be recouped over 1 The annual costs associated with the transactions to each company are dependent upon the number of SSN transactions submitted to SSA by the company on a yearly basis. For example, if a company anticipates submitting 1 million requests to SSA for the year, their total transaction cost for the year would be $0.27 × 1,000,000 or VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:37 Aug 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 the depreciable life of the system based on the fee per transaction model. • One-Time Per Company Registration Fee—$5,000 • Estimated Per SSN Transaction Fee— $0.27 1 • Estimated Per Company Cost To Build Web Service—$200,000 2 • Estimated Per Company Cost To Store Consent Forms—$20,000 • Estimated Per Company Cost To Contract With CPA for Audit—$8,000 SSA will hold an ‘‘open enrollment’’ season. If more than the estimated number of companies enrolls, the estimated per SSN transaction fee cited above could be less. 2. Medicare Quality Review Forms— 20 CFR 418(b)(5)—0960–0707. The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses the Medicare Quality Review Forms collection to verify the information reported on Medicare Part D Subsidy applications (OMB No. 0960– 0696) for a selected number of applicants. SSA is planning to expand the scope of this collection by conducting Quality Reviews with some current recipients of Medicare Part D subsidies who have recently undergone the redetermination process (OMB No. 0960–0723). This ICR is for two new appointment letters (forms SSA–9313 and SSA–9314) that such beneficiaries will complete to schedule an appointment for their Quality Review. The respondents are current recipients of Medicare Part D subsidies who have recently undergone a redetermination and who were selected for a Quality Review. Type of Request: Revision to an existing OMB-approved information collection. $270,000. Periodically, SSA will calculate its costs to provide CBSV services and adjust the fee charged as needed. Companies will be notified in writing of any change and will have the opportunity to cancel the agreement or continue service using the new transaction fee. 2 A company may choose to submit batch files via the SSA Web site or submit real-time individual requests via the SSA Web site. There is no public burden cost with either of these methods of using the CBSV system. PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 45081 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 154 / Friday, August 10, 2007 / Notices Number of respondents Form No. and name SSA–9301 (Medicare Subsidy Quality Review Case Analysis Questionnaire) SSA–9302 (Notice of Quality Review Acknowledgement Form for those with Phones) ........................................................................................................ SSA–9303 (Notice of Quality Review Acknowledgement Form for those without Phones) ........................................................................................... SSA–9304 (Checklist of Required Information; burden accounted for with forms SSA–9302, SSA–9303) ..................................................................... SSA–9308 (Request for Information) .............................................................. SSA–9310 (Request for Documents) .............................................................. SSA–9309 (Life Insurance Verification Form) ................................................. SSA–8510 (Authorization to the Social Security Administration to Obtain Personal Information) ................................................................................... SSA–9313 (Notice of Appointment Quality Review Acknowledgement Form)* .......................................................................................................... SSA–9314 (Notice of Quality Review Acknowledgement Form (unknown phone numbers)* .......................................................................................... Total .......................................................................................................... Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated annual burden hours 10,000 1 35 5,833 10,000 1 15 2,500 1,000 1 15 250 ........................ 20,000 10,000 8,000 ........................ 1 1 1 ........................ 15 5 15 ........................ 5,000 833 2,000 10,000 1 5 833 4,500 1 15 1,125 500 1 15 125 ........................ ........................ ........................ 18,499 * These are the two new forms being cleared in the current ICR for this collection. Dated: August 7, 2007. Elizabeth A. Davidson, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. E7–15663 Filed 8–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5882] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with PROPOSALS Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations; ‘‘Pompeo Batoni: Prince of Painters in Eighteenth Century Rome’’ SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Pompeo Batoni: Prince of Painters in Eighteenth Century Rome’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas, from on or about October 21, 2007, until on or about January 28, 2008, and at possible additional exhibitions or VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:37 Aug 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Wolodymyr Sulzynsky, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202/453–8050). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA– 44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547–0001. Dated: August 2, 2007. C. Miller Crouch, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E7–15690 Filed 8–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5880] State-59 Refugee Case Records SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to alter an existing system of records, STATE–59, pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C.(r)), and Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A–130, Appendix I. The Department’s report was filed with the Office of Management and Budget on July 10, 2007. It is proposed that the current system will retain the name ‘‘Refugee Case Records.’’ It is also proposed that due to the expanded scope of the current system, the altered system description will include revisions and/or additions to the following sections: System PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Location; Categories of Individuals covered by the System; Authority for Maintenance of the System; and Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Including Categories of Users and Purposes of such Uses. Changes to the existing system description are proposed in order to reflect more accurately the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration record-keeping system, the Authority establishing its existence and responsibilities, and the uses and users of the system. Any persons interested in commenting on the altered system of records may do so by submitting comments in writing to Margaret P. Grafeld, Director; Office of Information Programs and Services; A/ISS/IPS; Department of State, SA–2; Washington, DC 20522–8100. This system of records will be effective 40 days from the date of publication, unless we receive comments that will result in a contrary determination. The altered system description, ‘‘Refugee Case Records, State-59,’’ will read as set forth below. Dated: July 9, 2007. Raj Chellaraj, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Administration,Department of State. STATE–59 SYSTEM NAME: Refugee Case Records. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: Unclassified. SYSTEM LOCATION: (1) Refugee processing posts, that is, designated U.S. embassies, consulates and/or offices of overseas processing entities (agencies under cooperative E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: 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 are included in this notice 
are for new information collections and revisions to 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, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 
21235,Fax: 410-965-6400, E-mail address: OPLM.RCO@ssa.gov

    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 emailing OPLM.RCO@ssa.gov.
    1. Consent Based Social Security Number Verification Process--0960-
NEW.

    Note: Please note that we published the 60-day Federal Register 
Notice for this collection on December 30, 2005, at 70 FR 77439. For 
the year and a half following that date, we have communicated with 
multiple businesses interested in this collection and have 
significantly altered our business process plan based on their 
comments.

Background

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) has provided limited fee 
based Social Security Number (SSN) verification service to private 
businesses and other requesters that obtain a valid, signed consent 
form from the Social Security Number Holder. Based on the consent 
forms, SSA verifies the Number Holders' SSNs for the requesting party. 
The Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a(b), section 1106 of the Social 
Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1306, and SSA regulation at 20 CFR 401.100 
establish the legal authority for SSA to provide SSN verifications to 
third party requesters based on consent. Currently, the consent-based 
SSN verification service for high volume requesters is a paper-driven, 
labor-intensive process. In recent years, the demand for SSN 
verification has grown within the business community. As a result, SSA 
is developing an Agency strategy to perform fee based SSN verifications 
with consent in a high volume, centralized process.
    The Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (CBSV) 
process is the first phase of the Agency's long term strategy to 
provide the business community with fee based disclosures with consent 
in high volume. SSA is developing CBSV as a user-friendly, Internet-
based application with safeguards that will protect the public's 
information. In addition to the benefit of providing high volume, 
centralized SSN verification services to the business community in a 
secure manner, CBSV also will provide the Agency with inherent cost and 
workload management benefits.
    SSA is in the planning stage of developing the Agency's second 
phase of the fee-based web service system which would provide private 
industry and other third party requesters with disability and 
retirement data (including insured status information, dates of 
entitlement, and benefit amounts). This process, the Consent Based 
Benefit Information System (CBBI), would assist private insurance or 
pension benefit companies to determine private entitlements and 
coordinate entitlement to such benefits. These actions help the 
requesters to reduce and/or eliminate the overpayment of these benefits 
to their insured clients. Similar to the CBSV process, companies would 
be required to enter into a legal agreement with SSA, obtain written 
consent from the record holder, reimburse SSA, and follow SSA's 
established systems security and audit guidelines.

The CBSV Collection

    The CBSV is a fee-based automated SSN verification service that can 
be used by private businesses and other requesting parties who register 
with SSA to use the system and have obtained valid consent from Number 
Holders. The purpose of the information collection is to verify for the 
requesting party that the submitted name and SSN match or do not match 
the information contained in the SSA records. After completing a 
registration process and paying the fee, the requesting party can 
submit a file through the CBSV Internet application containing names of 
Number Holders who have given valid consent, along with each Number 
Holder's accompanying SSN and date of birth (if available) or obtain 
real-time results using a web service application or SSA's Business 
Services Online (BSO) application. The Agency matches the information 
against SSA's Master File of Social Security Numbers, using SSN, name, 
date of birth and gender code (if available). If batch mode was used, 
the requesting party retrieves the results file from SSA; the results 
file indicates a match or no match for each SSN submitted.
    Under the CBSV process, the requesting party does not submit the 
consent forms to SSA. SSA will require each requesting party to retain 
a valid consent form for each SSN verification request for a period of 
seven years. The requesting party is permitted to retain the consent 
forms in either electronic or paper format.
    To ensure the integrity of the CBSV Process, SSA has added a strong 
audit component that requires audits (called

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``compliance reviews'') at the discretion of the agency with all audit 
costs to be borne by the requesting party. These reviews will be 
conducted by independent certified public accountants (CPAs) to ensure 
compliance with all the terms and conditions of the parties' agreement 
with SSA, including a review of the consent forms. This review is 
performed at the requesting party's place of business to ensure the 
integrity of the process. In addition, SSA reserves the right to 
perform unannounced onsite inspections of the entire process including 
review of the technical systems which maintain the data and transaction 
records at the requesting party's place of business.
    The respondents to the CBSV collection are the participating 
companies, members of the public who consent to the SSN verification, 
and CPAs who provide compliance review services.
    Type of Request: New information collection.

Time Burden

    Participating Companies:

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                                                                                      Average
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per       Estimated
                   Requirement                      respondents      response        response      annual burden
                                                                                     (minutes)         hours
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Registration process............................              90               1             120             180
Creation of file with SSN holder identification               90            *251              60          22,590
 data; maintaining required documentation/forms.
Using the system to upload request file, check                90             251               5           1,883
 status, and download results file..............
Storing and maintenance of consent forms........              90             251              60          22,590
Activities related to compliance review.........              90             251              60          22,590
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................  ..............  ..............  ..............          69,833
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* Please note there are 251 Federal business days per year on which a requesting party could submit a file.

    People Whose SSNs Will Be Verified:

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                                                                                      Average
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per       Estimated
                   Requirement                      respondents      response        response      annual burden
                                                                                     (minutes)         hours
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Reading and signing authorization for SSA to          10,000,000               1               3         500,000
 release SSN verification.......................
Responding to CPA re-contact....................           4,500               1               5             375
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    Total.......................................  ..............  ..............  ..............         500,375
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    CPAs (conducting compliance review and preparing written report of 
findings):
    Number of Respondents: 90.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden Per Response: 4,800.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 7,200 hours.
    Total Collective Burden: 577,408 hours.

Cost Burden

    The public burden cost is dependent upon the number of companies 
and transactions. The first year cost estimates below are based upon 90 
participating companies submitting a total of 10 million transactions. 
The total cost for developing the system is $5.6 million. $2.6 million 
will be required prior to development of the system. The $3.0 million 
that SSA has already expended will be recouped over the depreciable 
life of the system based on the fee per transaction model.

 One-Time Per Company Registration Fee--$5,000
 Estimated Per SSN Transaction Fee--$0.27 \1\
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    \1\ The annual costs associated with the transactions to each 
company are dependent upon the number of SSN transactions submitted 
to SSA by the company on a yearly basis. For example, if a company 
anticipates submitting 1 million requests to SSA for the year, their 
total transaction cost for the year would be $0.27 x 1,000,000 or 
$270,000. Periodically, SSA will calculate its costs to provide CBSV 
services and adjust the fee charged as needed. Companies will be 
notified in writing of any change and will have the opportunity to 
cancel the agreement or continue service using the new transaction 
fee.
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 Estimated Per Company Cost To Build Web Service--$200,000 \2\
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    \2\ A company may choose to submit batch files via the SSA Web 
site or submit real-time individual requests via the SSA Web site. 
There is no public burden cost with either of these methods of using 
the CBSV system.
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 Estimated Per Company Cost To Store Consent Forms--$20,000
 Estimated Per Company Cost To Contract With CPA for Audit--
$8,000

    SSA will hold an ``open enrollment'' season. If more than the 
estimated number of companies enrolls, the estimated per SSN 
transaction fee cited above could be less.
    2. Medicare Quality Review Forms--20 CFR 418(b)(5)--0960-0707. The 
Social Security Administration (SSA) uses the Medicare Quality Review 
Forms collection to verify the information reported on Medicare Part D 
Subsidy applications (OMB No. 0960-0696) for a selected number of 
applicants. SSA is planning to expand the scope of this collection by 
conducting Quality Reviews with some current recipients of Medicare 
Part D subsidies who have recently undergone the redetermination 
process (OMB No. 0960-0723). This ICR is for two new appointment 
letters (forms SSA-9313 and SSA-9314) that such beneficiaries will 
complete to schedule an appointment for their Quality Review. The 
respondents are current recipients of Medicare Part D subsidies who 
have recently undergone a redetermination and who were selected for a 
Quality Review.
    Type of Request: Revision to an existing OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
                Form No. and name                    Number of     Frequency of    per response    annual burden
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)         hours
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SSA-9301 (Medicare Subsidy Quality Review Case            10,000               1              35           5,833
 Analysis Questionnaire)........................
SSA-9302 (Notice of Quality Review                        10,000               1              15           2,500
 Acknowledgement Form for those with Phones)....
SSA-9303 (Notice of Quality Review                         1,000               1              15             250
 Acknowledgement Form for those without Phones).
SSA-9304 (Checklist of Required Information;      ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
 burden accounted for with forms SSA-9302, SSA-
 9303)..........................................
SSA-9308 (Request for Information)..............          20,000               1              15           5,000
SSA-9310 (Request for Documents)................          10,000               1               5             833
SSA-9309 (Life Insurance Verification Form).....           8,000               1              15           2,000
SSA-8510 (Authorization to the Social Security            10,000               1               5             833
 Administration to Obtain Personal Information).
SSA-9313 (Notice of Appointment Quality Review             4,500               1              15           1,125
 Acknowledgement Form)*.........................
SSA-9314 (Notice of Quality Review                           500               1              15             125
 Acknowledgement Form (unknown phone numbers)*..
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    Total.......................................  ..............  ..............  ..............         18,499
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* These are the two new forms being cleared in the current ICR for this collection.


    Dated: August 7, 2007.
Elizabeth A. Davidson,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-15663 Filed 8-9-07; 8:45 am]
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