Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 47085-47086 [E7-16590]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 22, 2007 / Notices Abstract (Needs and Uses): The OPIC 115 form is the principal document used by OPIC to determine the investor’s and the project’s eligibility for debt financing, assess the environmental impact and developmental effects of the project, measure the economic effects for the United States and the host country economy, and collect information for underwriting and worker rights analysis. Dated: August 15, 2007. John Crowley, III, Senior Administrative Counsel, Department of Legal Affairs. [FR Doc. 07–4102 Filed 8–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3210–07–M OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION Submission of OMB Review; Comments Request Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), agencies are required to publish a Notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the Agency has prepared an information collection request for OMB review and approval and has requested public review and comment on the submission. Comments are being solicited on the need for the information; the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimate; the quality, practical utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and on ways to minimize the reporting burden, including automated collection techniques and uses of other forms of technology. The proposed form under review, OPIC form 241, is summarized below. DATES: Comments must be received within 60 calendar-days of publication of this Notice. ADDRESSES: Copies of the subject form and the request for review prepared for submission to OMB may be obtained from the Agency Submitting Officer. Comments on the form should be submitted to the Agency Submitting Officer. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Agency Submitting Officer: Essie Bryant, Records Management Officer, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, 1100 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20527; (202) 336–8563. Summary of Form Under Review Type of Request: New Form. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:26 Aug 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 Title: Enterprise Development Network (EDN). Loan/Insurance Originator Questionnaire. Form Number: OPIC–241. Frequency of Use: One per originator. Type of Respondents: Business or other institution; individuals. Description of Affected Public: U.S. companies or citizens investing overseas. Reporting Hours: 4 hours per originator. Number of Responses: 100 per year. Federal Cost: $22,000. Authority for Information Collection: Section 231 and 234(b) and (c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended. Abstract (Needs and Uses): The OPIC 241 form is the principal document used by OPIC to determine the originator’s eligibility for participation in OPIC’s Enterprise Development Network, their involvement with the U.S. Government, and other information relevant to project origination. Dated: August 15, 2007. John Crowley, III, Senior Administrative Counsel, Department of Legal Affairs. [FR Doc. 07–4103 Filed 8–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3210–01–M RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Proposed Collection; Comment Request Summary: In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB’s estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title and Purpose of Information Collection Application and Claim for Unemployment Benefits and Employment Service, OMB 3220–0022. Section 2 of the Railroad PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47085 Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), provides unemployment benefits for qualified railroad employees. These benefits are generally payable for each day of unemployment in excess of four during a registration period (normally a period of 14 days). Section 12 of the RUIA provides that the RRB establish, maintain and operate free employment facilities directed toward the reemployment of railroad employees. The procedures for applying for the unemployment benefits and employment service and for registering and claiming the benefits are prescribed in 20 CFR part 325. The RRB utilizes the following forms to collect the information necessary to pay unemployment benefits: Form UI–1 (or its Internet equivalent, Form UI–1 (Internet), Application for Unemployment Benefits and Employment Service, is completed by a claimant for unemployment benefits once in a benefit year, at the time of first registration. Completion of Form UI–1 or UI–1 (Internet) also registers an unemployment claimant for the RRB’s employment service. The RRB proposes no changes to Form UI–1 or UI–1 (Internet). The RRB also utilizes Form UI–3, (or its Internet equivalent Form UI–3 (Internet) Claim for Unemployment Benefits for use in claiming unemployment benefits for days of unemployment in a particular registration period, normally a period of 14 days. The RRB proposes no changes to Form UI–3 or UI–3 (Internet). Completion of Forms UI–1, UI–1 (Internet), UI–3 and UI–3 (Internet) is required to obtain or retain benefits. The number of responses required of each claimant varies, depending on their period of unemployment. The RRB estimates that approximately 9,977 Form UI–1’s (9257 paper and 720 Internet) will be filed annually. Completion time for Form UI–1 and UI– 1 (Internet) is estimated at 10 minutes. The RRB estimates that approximately 74,326 Form UI–3’s (65,035 manual and 9,291 Internet) will be filed annually. Completion time for Form UI–3 and the UI–3 (Internet) is estimated at 6 minutes. Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, please call the RRB Clearance Officer at (312) 751–3363 or send an e-mail request to Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 47086 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 22, 2007 / Notices 60611–2092 or send an e-mail to Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–16590 Filed 8–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P 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) to request an extension of a currently approved collection of information: 3220–0097, consisting of Form UI–1e, Pay Rate Report. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. 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 proper consideration of your comments, it is best if RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of publication date. Under Section 2(a) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, the daily benefit rate for unemployment and sickness benefits depends on the claimant’s last daily rate of pay in the base year. The procedures pertaining to the use of a claimant’s daily pay rate in determining the daily benefit rate are prescribed in 20 CFR part 330. The RRB utilizes Form UI–1e, Request for Pay Rate Information, to obtain information from a claimant about their last railroad employer and pay rate, when it is not available from other RRB records. Form UI–1e also explains the possibility of receiving a higher daily benefit rate if claimants report their daily rate of pay for railroad work in the base year. Completion is required to obtain or retain benefits. One response is requested of each respondent. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:26 Aug 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (72 FR 9594 on March 2, 2007) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Information Collection Request (ICR) Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Order Granting Accelerated Approval to a Proposed Rule Change, as Modified by Amendments No. 1 and 2, To Establish a Directed Order Program Title: Pay Rate Report. OMB Control Number: 3220–0097. Form(s) submitted: UI–1e. Type of request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or households. Abstract: Under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, the daily benefit rate for unemployment and sickness benefits depends on the employee’s last daily rate of pay. The report obtains the claimed rate of pay from the employee that is used to determine whether an increase in the daily benefit rate is due. Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form UI–45. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated Completion Time for Form UI–1e: 5 minutes. Estimated annual number of respondents: 350. Total annual responses: 350. Total annual reporting hours: 29. 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 sent to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–2092 or Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV, and to the Office of Management Budget at ATTN: Desk Officer for RRB, Fax: (202) 395– 6974 or via e-mail to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–16592 Filed 8–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P PO 00000 [Release No. 34–56269; File No. SR–Amex– 2007–75] August 15, 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 July 24, 2007, the American Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘Amex’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been substantially prepared by the Exchange. On July 30, 2007, the Exchange filed Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change. On August 15, 2007, the Exchange filed Amendment No. 2 to the proposed rule change. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons and is approving the proposed rule change, as amended, on an accelerated basis. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to adopt Amex Rule 996–ANTE and amend Amex rule 935–ANTE establishing the Exchange’s Directed Order Program (the ‘‘Program’’). The text of the proposed rule change is available on Exchange’s Web site (http://www.amex.com), at Amex’s principal office, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, Amex included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item III below. Amex has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. 1 15 2 17 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 22AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 162 (Wednesday, August 22, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47085-47086]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-16590]


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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Summary: In accordance with the requirement of Section 
3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides 
opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the 
Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of 
proposed data collections.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information 
collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; 
(b) the accuracy of the RRB's estimate of the burden of the collection 
of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize 
the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

Title and Purpose of Information Collection

    Application and Claim for Unemployment Benefits and Employment 
Service, OMB 3220-0022. Section 2 of the Railroad Unemployment 
Insurance Act (RUIA), provides unemployment benefits for qualified 
railroad employees. These benefits are generally payable for each day 
of unemployment in excess of four during a registration period 
(normally a period of 14 days).
    Section 12 of the RUIA provides that the RRB establish, maintain 
and operate free employment facilities directed toward the reemployment 
of railroad employees. The procedures for applying for the unemployment 
benefits and employment service and for registering and claiming the 
benefits are prescribed in 20 CFR part 325.
    The RRB utilizes the following forms to collect the information 
necessary to pay unemployment benefits: Form UI-1 (or its Internet 
equivalent, Form UI-1 (Internet), Application for Unemployment Benefits 
and Employment Service, is completed by a claimant for unemployment 
benefits once in a benefit year, at the time of first registration. 
Completion of Form UI-1 or UI-1 (Internet) also registers an 
unemployment claimant for the RRB's employment service. The RRB 
proposes no changes to Form UI-1 or UI-1 (Internet).
    The RRB also utilizes Form UI-3, (or its Internet equivalent Form 
UI-3 (Internet) Claim for Unemployment Benefits for use in claiming 
unemployment benefits for days of unemployment in a particular 
registration period, normally a period of 14 days. The RRB proposes no 
changes to Form UI-3 or UI-3 (Internet).
    Completion of Forms UI-1, UI-1 (Internet), UI-3 and UI-3 (Internet) 
is required to obtain or retain benefits. The number of responses 
required of each claimant varies, depending on their period of 
unemployment. The RRB estimates that approximately 9,977 Form UI-1's 
(9257 paper and 720 Internet) will be filed annually. Completion time 
for Form UI-1 and UI-1 (Internet) is estimated at 10 minutes. The RRB 
estimates that approximately 74,326 Form UI-3's (65,035 manual and 
9,291 Internet) will be filed annually. Completion time for Form UI-3 
and the UI-3 (Internet) is estimated at 6 minutes.
    Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or 
to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, 
and/or supporting material, please call the RRB Clearance Officer at 
(312) 751-3363 or send an e-mail request to Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV. 
Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to 
Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, 
Chicago, Illinois

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60611-2092 or send an e-mail to Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV. Written comments 
should be received within 60 days of this notice.

Charles Mierzwa,
Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-16590 Filed 8-21-07; 8:45 am]
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