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Download as PDF 62722 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 6, 2007 / Notices Percent 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 11081 6 and for economic injury is 11082 0. The States which received an EIDL Declaration # are Connecticut, New York. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) Steven C. Preston, Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–21818 Filed 11–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA–2007–0086] Social Security Claims Data Exchange Announcement Social Security Administration. Notice of Invitation to Social Security Benefits Service Providers for Web Service Beta Test. AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Social Security Administration (SSA) is pleased to announce that, in 2008; the agency will develop and implement a Beta test of a web service which will allow the submission of Initial-level claims, including Disability applications and Adult Disability Reports, from companies who assist the public with filing for benefits. In 2008, SSA plans to develop the web service to initially collect data on the Internet Social Security Benefit Application and Disability Report. Note that when a third party submits an application, SSA must contact the claimant before it is considered valid. In the initial phase, organizations will be able to submit claims data in bulk and receive a confirmation of receipt of the submitted data. In subsequent phases, the systems interface will also include the ability for organizations to check on the status of previously submitted claims information. SSA would like to extend an invitation to companies who assist individuals with their Social Security benefit applications, to participate in this web service claims data exchange Beta test. The Beta test is structured to use the ‘‘consolidator’’ model, where the participating company serves as a conduit to receive claims data from their VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Nov 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 client base and electronically transfer the data to SSA. After the initial disability claims data collection effort in 2008 is evaluated, SSA will add functional capabilities in future years to collect data on electronic appeal forms and integrated claims applications. This multi-year initiative will provide a comprehensive systems interface for companies to send claims data (including Title II Retirement and Spouse application data, disability data, and medical evidence) to SSA on behalf of their clients. The envisioned longrange solution beyond 2008 is a web service that will facilitate the collection of data through the entire life-cycle of Internet applications, including Title II and Title XVI initial claims and appeals. DATES: Companies which are interested in participating in this web service beta test and meet the criteria should send an e-mail to Claims.Data.Transfer@ssa.gov by November 8, 2007. Upon receipt of your e-mail we will invite you to a teleconference that is planned for November 15, 2007 to discuss any questions that you may have. Please note that prior to the teleconference all companies will be expected to sign a participation agreement attesting that the selection criteria is met. Reference Web Service Beta Test in the subject field of your e-mail and include the following information: Contact name, mailing address, phone and facsimile numbers, and e-mail address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tammy Joyner, 410–966–2838. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Basic Functionality SSA is interested in expanding the relationship with businesses by allowing the submission of claimsrelated data to SSA for multiple applicants using standardized data exchange protocols. SSA would like to leverage the data that businesses may already have in their records, without requiring the labor-intensive process of keying information into a web interface one claim at a time. Technical Information The Social Security Benefits Data Web Service will be a J2EE application which uses Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and Web Services Description Language (WSDL) specifications. The secure offering adheres to Version 1.0 of the Web Services-Interoperability Organization (WS–I) Basic Profile. SOAP message integrity will be ensured by following Web Services Security Version 1.0 standards. Because of this approach to standardization, Third Party Bulk Claims Providers can PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 program in their environment of choice (e.g., Java, Visual Studio, .NET, and Perl) to invoke the service and feel confident that their claims data submissions will not be compromised upon delivery to SSA. The Web Service will be integrated into SSA’s existing Secure Web Services Architecture which requires the WS-Security Username Token Profile and Digital Signature standards. The claims data Web service will accept XML file format as input, and these files may be optionally compressed. Files may be attached to the message using the SOAP Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism, or they may be transmitted inline as base64 encoded data. Throughout 2008, SSA will be finalizing this Social Security Benefits Data Web Service offering and allowing businesses to participate in planned Beta tests. The WSDL which is required to invoke the service will be made available to the public next year with a developer’s guide to follow shortly thereafter. The participating businesses will need to register with SSA to obtain a Secure Web Service Integrated Registration Services (IRES) PIN/ password and are prepared to support the Beta test period. Tentative key dates for the Social Security Benefits Data Web Service are: Design and Development (November 2007–July 2008). Validation and Integration (July 2008– December 2008). Beta Implementation of Internet Social Security Benefit Application data (September 2008). Beta Implementation of Internet Disability Report data (December 2008). Businesses must meet the following criteria in order to participate in this Beta Test: 1. Companies must have the current capability to write their own claims software, user guide and documentation. 2. Companies must have the current capability to electronically submit Initial-level disability claims to SSA for processing or provide the ability for their customers to equally do so. 3. Companies must have the ability to modify their claims submission environment in time to participate in testing with SSA beginning July 2008. Participating organizations must also adhere to SSA’s policies, procedures and laws relative, but not limited to: Disclaimers, liability, security, integrity, privacy, entitlement factors, and benefit eligibility. The sole intention is to provide a facilitating web service to E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 6, 2007 / Notices meet client demands. SSA retains the right to deny electronic delivery of claims data without confirmation of a valid electronic receipt. SSA reserves the right to deny and/or terminate testing and/or any agreements. This is not a request for proposal and the Government does not intend to pay for information submitted. Nothing in this announcement or a contractor’s subsequent participation in this Web service beta test shall be construed as obligating the Government to incur any participating company’s costs in developing the web service. Dated: October 31, 2007. Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security. [FR Doc. E7–21844 Filed 11–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Clark County, NV Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Intent. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an environmental impact statement will be prepared for the proposed Sheep Mountain Parkway Multimodal Transportation Project, which includes highway, transit, and non-motorized trail components, in Clark County, Nevada. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Abdelmoez A. Abdalla, Environmental Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, 705 N. Plaza Street, Suite 220, Carson City, NV 89701, Telephone: (775) 687–1231, e-mail: abdelmoez.abdalla@fhwa.dot.gov. or Mr. Daryl James, Chief, Environmental Service Division, Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), 1263 S. Stewart Street, Carson City, Nevada 89712, Telephone: (775) 888–7686, e-mail: djames@.dot.state.nv.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Nevada Department of Transportation, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), and City of Las Vegas, will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on a proposed multimodal transportation project in Clark County, Nevada. The FHWA will serve as the Lead Federal Agency while the NDOT will serve as Joint Lead Agency. The new 2005 SAFETEA–LU environmental review process will be VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Nov 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 followed. The proposed action is to preserve a right of way corridor, identify an alignment, and develop a facility type for the ‘‘Sheep Mountain Parkway’’ in and near northern portions of the City of Las Vegas and the City of North Las Vegas. The purpose of the proposed project is to accommodate travel demand resulting from existing and planned development in the northern Las Vegas Valley by considering multimodal transportation facilities. The proposed project will include new transportation facilities to provide a link between the Clark County 215 beltway, US 95, and I–15 (approximately 25 miles), as well as the arterial network in the northern Las Vegas Valley. The project will also connect to planned regional fixed guideway transit corridors on Rancho Road and North 5th Street. The EIS will consider various improvement alternatives as well as a no action alternative. A feasibility study was conducted to assess multiple alignments and facility configuration options. Other alternatives will be considered as part of the public and environmental review process for this National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document. Public and agency scoping meetings are planned and will be held during the project development process. Letters describing the proposed project and soliciting comments will be sent to appropriate federal, state, and local agencies having special interest or expertise, as well as private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed or are known to have interest in the proposed project. In addition, public meetings will be held during the project development process and a public hearing will be held for the draft EIS. Public notices will be given announcing the time and place of the public meetings and the hearing. The draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the public hearing. To ensure that the full ranges of issues related to this proposed action are addressed and significant issues are identified, comments and suggestions are invited from interested parties. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to the FHWA or NDOT at the addresses provided above. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Authority: 42 U.S.C. § 4321 et seq., 49 CFR 1.48(d)(17), and 40 CFR 1501.7 PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62723 Issued on: October 30, 2007. Susan Klekar, Division Administrator, FHWA, Nevada Division. [FR Doc. 07–5518 Filed 11–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on April 9, 2007 (72 FR 17598). No comments were received. This document describes two collections of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The first ICR described is ‘‘Consolidated Child Restraint Registration, Labeling and Defect Notification.’’ The second ICR is ‘‘Consolidated Labeling Requirements for Vehicles (Except the VIN).’’ DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 6, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Maurice Hicks at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Rulemaking (NVS–113), 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Hicks’ telephone number is (202) 366–6345. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (1) Title: ‘‘Consolidated Child Restraint System Registration, Labeling and Defect Notifications.’’ OMB Control Number: 2127–0576. Type of Request: Revised Collection. Abstract: This action consolidates two existing collections of information. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 214 (Tuesday, November 6, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62722-62723]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-21844]


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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA-2007-0086]


Social Security Claims Data Exchange Announcement

AGENCY: Social Security Administration.

ACTION: Notice of Invitation to Social Security Benefits Service 
Providers for Web Service Beta Test.

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SUMMARY: The Social Security Administration (SSA) is pleased to 
announce that, in 2008; the agency will develop and implement a Beta 
test of a web service which will allow the submission of Initial-level 
claims, including Disability applications and Adult Disability Reports, 
from companies who assist the public with filing for benefits.
    In 2008, SSA plans to develop the web service to initially collect 
data on the Internet Social Security Benefit Application and Disability 
Report. Note that when a third party submits an application, SSA must 
contact the claimant before it is considered valid. In the initial 
phase, organizations will be able to submit claims data in bulk and 
receive a confirmation of receipt of the submitted data. In subsequent 
phases, the systems interface will also include the ability for 
organizations to check on the status of previously submitted claims 
information.
    SSA would like to extend an invitation to companies who assist 
individuals with their Social Security benefit applications, to 
participate in this web service claims data exchange Beta test. The 
Beta test is structured to use the ``consolidator'' model, where the 
participating company serves as a conduit to receive claims data from 
their client base and electronically transfer the data to SSA.
    After the initial disability claims data collection effort in 2008 
is evaluated, SSA will add functional capabilities in future years to 
collect data on electronic appeal forms and integrated claims 
applications. This multi-year initiative will provide a comprehensive 
systems interface for companies to send claims data (including Title II 
Retirement and Spouse application data, disability data, and medical 
evidence) to SSA on behalf of their clients. The envisioned long-range 
solution beyond 2008 is a web service that will facilitate the 
collection of data through the entire life-cycle of Internet 
applications, including Title II and Title XVI initial claims and 
appeals.

DATES: Companies which are interested in participating in this web 
service beta test and meet the criteria should send an e-mail to 
Claims.Data.Transfer@ssa.gov by November 8, 2007. Upon receipt of your 
e-mail we will invite you to a teleconference that is planned for 
November 15, 2007 to discuss any questions that you may have. Please 
note that prior to the teleconference all companies will be expected to 
sign a participation agreement attesting that the selection criteria is 
met. Reference Web Service Beta Test in the subject field of your e-
mail and include the following information: Contact name, mailing 
address, phone and facsimile numbers, and e-mail address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tammy Joyner, 410-966-2838.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Basic Functionality

    SSA is interested in expanding the relationship with businesses by 
allowing the submission of claims-related data to SSA for multiple 
applicants using standardized data exchange protocols. SSA would like 
to leverage the data that businesses may already have in their records, 
without requiring the labor-intensive process of keying information 
into a web interface one claim at a time.

Technical Information

    The Social Security Benefits Data Web Service will be a J2EE 
application which uses Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and Web 
Services Description Language (WSDL) specifications. The secure 
offering adheres to Version 1.0 of the Web Services-Interoperability 
Organization (WS-I) Basic Profile. SOAP message integrity will be 
ensured by following Web Services Security Version 1.0 standards. 
Because of this approach to standardization, Third Party Bulk Claims 
Providers can program in their environment of choice (e.g., Java, 
Visual Studio, .NET, and Perl) to invoke the service and feel confident 
that their claims data submissions will not be compromised upon 
delivery to SSA. The Web Service will be integrated into SSA's existing 
Secure Web Services Architecture which requires the WS-Security 
Username Token Profile and Digital Signature standards.
    The claims data Web service will accept XML file format as input, 
and these files may be optionally compressed. Files may be attached to 
the message using the SOAP Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism, 
or they may be transmitted inline as base64 encoded data.
    Throughout 2008, SSA will be finalizing this Social Security 
Benefits Data Web Service offering and allowing businesses to 
participate in planned Beta tests. The WSDL which is required to invoke 
the service will be made available to the public next year with a 
developer's guide to follow shortly thereafter. The participating 
businesses will need to register with SSA to obtain a Secure Web 
Service Integrated Registration Services (IRES) PIN/password and are 
prepared to support the Beta test period.
    Tentative key dates for the Social Security Benefits Data Web 
Service are:

Design and Development (November 2007-July 2008).
Validation and Integration (July 2008-December 2008).
Beta Implementation of Internet Social Security Benefit Application 
data (September 2008).
Beta Implementation of Internet Disability Report data (December 2008).

    Businesses must meet the following criteria in order to participate 
in this Beta Test:
    1. Companies must have the current capability to write their own 
claims software, user guide and documentation.
    2. Companies must have the current capability to electronically 
submit Initial-level disability claims to SSA for processing or provide 
the ability for their customers to equally do so.
    3. Companies must have the ability to modify their claims 
submission environment in time to participate in testing with SSA 
beginning July 2008.
    Participating organizations must also adhere to SSA's policies, 
procedures and laws relative, but not limited to: Disclaimers, 
liability, security, integrity, privacy, entitlement factors, and 
benefit eligibility. The sole intention is to provide a facilitating 
web service to

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meet client demands. SSA retains the right to deny electronic delivery 
of claims data without confirmation of a valid electronic receipt. SSA 
reserves the right to deny and/or terminate testing and/or any 
agreements.
    This is not a request for proposal and the Government does not 
intend to pay for information submitted. Nothing in this announcement 
or a contractor's subsequent participation in this Web service beta 
test shall be construed as obligating the Government to incur any 
participating company's costs in developing the web service.

    Dated: October 31, 2007.
Michael J. Astrue,
Commissioner of Social Security.
 [FR Doc. E7-21844 Filed 11-5-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4191-02-P