Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 65111-65112 [E7-22582]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 222 / Monday, November 19, 2007 / Notices Friday, and is located in Room 3 of 1724 F Street, NW. Carmen Suro-Bredie, Chair, Trade Policy Staff Committee. [FR Doc. E7–22583 Filed 11–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W8–P OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT COPORATION 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–241, (Enterprise Development Network (EDN) Loan/ Insurance Originator Application Questionnaire) is summarized below. DATES: This 30 calendar-day notice is to notify the public that this collection will be forwarded to OMB for approval in 30 days. No comments were received during the 60 calendar-days 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 now be submitted to: Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room–10102, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20408. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Agency Submitting Officer: Essie Bryant, Records Manager & Agency Clearance 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. Title: Enterprise Development Network (EDN) Loan/Insurance Originator Questionnaire. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:17 Nov 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 Form Number: OPIC–241. Frequency of Use: One per originator. Type of Respondents: Business or other institutions; 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: November 14, 2007. John Crowley, III, Senior Administrative Counsel, Department of Legal Affairs. [FR Doc. 07–5728 Filed 11–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3210–07–M RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to request a revision to a currently approved collection of information: 3220–0151, Representative Payee Monitoring consisting of Form(s) G–99a, Representative Payee Report and G–99c, Representative Payee Evaluation 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 PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65111 proper consideration of your comments, it is best if RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of publication date. Under Section 12 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the RRB may pay annuity benefits to a representative payee when an employee, spouse or survivor annuitant is incompetent or a minor. The RRB is responsible for determining if direct payment to an annuitant or a representative payee would best serve the annuitant’s best interest. The accountability requirements authorizing the RRB to conduct periodic monitoring of representative payees, including a written accounting of benefit payments received, are prescribed in 20 CFR 266.7. The RRB utilizes the following forms to conduct its representative payee monitoring program. Form G–99a, Representative Payee Report, is used to obtain information needed to determine whether the benefit payments certified to the representative payee have been used for the annuitant’s current maintenance and personal needs and whether the representative payee continues to be concerned with the annuitant’s welfare. RRB Form G–99c, Representative Payee Evaluation Report, is used to obtain more detailed information from a representative payee who fails to complete and return Form G–99a, or in situations when the returned Form G–99a indicates the possible misuse of funds by the representative payee. Form G–99c contains specific questions concerning the representative payee’s performance and is used by the RRB to determine whether or not the representative payee should continue in that capacity. Completion of the forms in this collection is required to retain benefits. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (72 FR 48696 on August 24, 2007) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Representative Payee Monitoring. OMB Control Number: 3220–0151. Form(s) submitted: G–99a, G–99c. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or households. Abstract: Under Section 12(a) of the Railroad Retirement Act, the RRB is authorized to select, make payments to, and conduct transactions with an annuitant’s relative or some other person willing to act on behalf of the annuitant as representative payee. The E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 65112 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 222 / Monday, November 19, 2007 / Notices collection obtains information needed to determine if a representative payee is handling benefit payments in the best interest of the annuitant. Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–99a. Minor, nonburden impacting editorial changes are proposed to Form G–99c. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated Completion Time for Form(s): Completion time for G–99a is estimated at 18 minutes. Completion time for Form G–99c is estimated at 24 to 31 minutes. Estimated annual number of respondents: 6,000. Total annual responses: 6,535 (6,000 G–99a’s and 535 G–99c’s). Total annual reporting hours: 2,032. 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. E7–22582 Filed 11–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submissions for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Extensions: Form 3, OMB Control No. 3235–0104, SEC File No. 270–125. Form 4 , OMB Control No. 3235–0287, SEC File No. 270–126. Form 5 , OMB Control No. 3235–0362, SEC File No. 270–323. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget requests for extension of the previously approved collections of information discussed below. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:17 Nov 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 Under the Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) Forms 3, 4, and 5 (17 CFR 249.103, 249.104 and 249.105) are filed by insiders of public companies that have a class of securities registered under Section 12 of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78l). Form 3 is an initial statement of beneficial ownership of securities, Form 4 is a statement of changes in beneficial ownership of securities and Form 5 is an annual statement of beneficial ownership of securities. Approximately 29,000 insiders file Form 3 annually and it takes approximately .5 hours to prepare for a total of 14,500 annual burden hours. Approximately 225,000 insiders file Form 4 annually and it takes approximately .5 hours to prepare for a total of 112,500 annual burden hours. Approximately 9,000 insiders file Form 5 annually and it takes approximately one hour to prepare for a total of 9,000 annual burden hours. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Written comments regarding the above information should be directed to the following persons: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or send an email to Alexander_T._Hunt@omb.eop.gov and (ii) R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Shirley Martinson, 6423 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312; or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: November 7, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–22510 Filed 11–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Rule 8c–1, SEC File No. 270–455 , OMB Control No. 3235–0514. PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget requests for approval of the following rule: Rule 8c–1. Rule 8c–1 (17 CFR 240.8c–1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) generally prohibits a broker-dealer from using its customers’ securities as collateral to finance its own trading, speculating, or underwriting transactions. More specifically, the rule states three main principles: first, that a broker-dealer is prohibited from commingling the securities of different customers as collateral for a loan without the consent of each customer; second, that a broker-dealer cannot commingle customers’ securities with its own securities under the same pledge; and third, that a broker-dealer can only pledge its customers’ securities to the extent that customers are in debt to the broker-dealer.1 Pursuant to Rule 8c–1, respondents must collect information necessary to prevent the hypothecation of customer accounts in contravention of the rule, issue and retain copies of notices to the pledgee of hypothecation of customer accounts in accordance with the rule, and collect written consents from customers in accordance with the rule. The information is necessary to ensure compliance with the rule, and to advise customers of the rule’s protections. There are approximately 142 respondents per year (i.e., brokerdealers that conducted business with the public, filed Part II of the FOCUS Report, did not claim an exemption from the Reserve Formula computation and reported that they had a bank loan during at least one quarter of the current year) that require an aggregate total of 3,195 hours to comply with the rule. Each of these approximately 142 registered broker-dealers makes an estimated 45 annual responses, for an aggregate total of 6,390 responses per year. Each response takes approximately 0.5 hours to complete. Thus, the total compliance burden per year is 3,195 burden hours. The approximate cost per hour is $56, resulting in a total cost of compliance for the respondents of approximately $178,920 (3,195 hours @ $56 per hour). The retention period for the recordkeeping requirement under Rule 8c–1 is three years. The recordkeeping requirement under this rule is mandatory to ensure that broker-dealers 1 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 2690 (November 15, 1940); Securities Exchange Act Release No. 9428 (December 29, 1971). E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 222 (Monday, November 19, 2007)]
[Notices]
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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding 
an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to 
request a revision to a currently approved collection of information: 
3220-0151, Representative Payee Monitoring consisting of Form(s) G-99a, 
Representative Payee Report and G-99c, Representative Payee Evaluation 
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 12 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the RRB may 
pay annuity benefits to a representative payee when an employee, spouse 
or survivor annuitant is incompetent or a minor. The RRB is responsible 
for determining if direct payment to an annuitant or a representative 
payee would best serve the annuitant's best interest. The 
accountability requirements authorizing the RRB to conduct periodic 
monitoring of representative payees, including a written accounting of 
benefit payments received, are prescribed in 20 CFR 266.7.
    The RRB utilizes the following forms to conduct its representative 
payee monitoring program. Form G-99a, Representative Payee Report, is 
used to obtain information needed to determine whether the benefit 
payments certified to the representative payee have been used for the 
annuitant's current maintenance and personal needs and whether the 
representative payee continues to be concerned with the annuitant's 
welfare. RRB Form G-99c, Representative Payee Evaluation Report, is 
used to obtain more detailed information from a representative payee 
who fails to complete and return Form G-99a, or in situations when the 
returned Form G-99a indicates the possible misuse of funds by the 
representative payee. Form G-99c contains specific questions concerning 
the representative payee's performance and is used by the RRB to 
determine whether or not the representative payee should continue in 
that capacity. Completion of the forms in this collection is required 
to retain benefits.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (72 FR 48696 on August 24, 2007) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Representative Payee Monitoring.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0151.
    Form(s) submitted: G-99a, G-99c.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or households.
    Abstract: Under Section 12(a) of the Railroad Retirement Act, the 
RRB is authorized to select, make payments to, and conduct transactions 
with an annuitant's relative or some other person willing to act on 
behalf of the annuitant as representative payee. The

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collection obtains information needed to determine if a representative 
payee is handling benefit payments in the best interest of the 
annuitant.
    Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-99a. Minor, 
non-burden impacting editorial changes are proposed to Form G-99c.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:
    Estimated Completion Time for Form(s): Completion time for G-99a is 
estimated at 18 minutes. Completion time for Form G-99c is estimated at 
24 to 31 minutes.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 6,000.
    Total annual responses: 6,535 (6,000 G-99a's and 535 G-99c's).
    Total annual reporting hours: 2,032.
    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.
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