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Download as PDF 73260 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Related Information (h) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No.: 2007–0190, dated July 12, 2007; and REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No.: F406–66, dated May 7, 2007, for related information. Material Incorporated by Reference (i) You must use REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No.: F406–66, dated May 7, 2007, to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this service information under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact REIMS AVIATION ´ INDUSTRIES, Aerodrome de Reims Prunay, 51360 Prunay, France, A l’attention du Support Client; telephone: +33 (0)3.26.48.46.53; fax: +33 (0)3.26.49.18.57. 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These final rules amend the regulation at 20 CFR 422.527, which requires a person, institution, or organization (person) to obtain the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) approval prior to reproducing, duplicating, or privately printing any SSA prescribed application or other form whether or not the person intended to charge a fee. Section 1140(a)(2)(A) of the Social Security Act (the Act) prohibits a person from charging a fee to reproduce, reprint, or VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:06 Dec 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 distribute any SSA application, form, or publication unless he/she obtains the authorization of the Commissioner of Social Security in accordance with such regulations as he may prescribe. (42 U.S.C. 1320b–10(a)(2)(A)). EFFECTIVE DATE: January 28, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Renee Williams, Forms Management Team, Office of Publications and Logistics Management, 6401 Security Boulevard, P.O. Box 7703, Baltimore, Maryland 21235–7703, (410) 965–4163, for information about this regulation. For information on eligibility or claiming benefits, please call our national toll-free numbers, 1–800–772– 1213 or TTY 1–800–325–0778, or visit our Internet site, SSA Online, at http:// www.socialsecurity.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Version The electronic file of this document is available on the date of publication in the Federal Register at http:// www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html. Background The current regulation at 20 CFR 422.527 requires any person who wishes to reproduce, duplicate, or privately print any application or other form prescribed by SSA to obtain prior approval of such use from SSA. Consistent with the requirements of 20 CFR 422.527, in 1992, SSA began approving requests from the public to duplicate or privately print the Administration’s applications or other forms. The requirement to obtain SSA approval applied whether or not the person intended to charge a fee. Section 312(a) of the Social Security Independence and Program Improvement Act (SSIPA) amended the Social Security Act (the Act) and, among other things, added section 1140(a)(2)(A) to the Act. Pub. L. 103– 296, Sec. 312(a) (codified as 42 U.S.C. 1320b-10(a)(2)(A)). This section prohibits any person from charging a fee to reproduce, reprint, or distribute SSA’s official applications, forms, or publications unless the Commissioner grants the person specific written authorization in accordance with regulations which the Commissioner shall prescribe. These final rules will implement section 312(a) of the SSIPA by adding SSA publications to § 422.527 and by providing for SSA’s prior approval of requests to reproduce, reprint, and/or distribute its applications, forms, or publications when the person intends to charge a fee. Furthermore, this final rule will implement section 312(a) by PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 establishing the procedure any person who intends to charge a fee for reproducing, reprinting, or distributing SSA materials must follow to obtain SSA’s prior approval. The requirement to obtain SSA’s prior approval will apply regardless of the means the person uses to transmit the document, e.g., Internet or direct mail. These final rules will help to ensure that consumers obtain accurate and current materials and information regarding the Administration’s programs. Nothing in this rule alters or affects the requirement to submit the forms and applications prescribed by SSA or otherwise permits any modifications of SSA’s prescribed forms and applications. Regulatory Procedures Executive Order 12866 We have consulted with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and determined that these final rules do not meet the criteria for a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866, as amended. Regulatory Flexibility Act We certify that these final rules will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis as provided in the Regulatory Flexibility Act, as amended, is not required. Paperwork Reduction Act In these final rules at 20 CFR 422.527, we are implementing the following provisions: (1) SSA’s publications will be added to the list of items which require the Administration’s preauthorization to reprint privately; (2) SSA’s authorization to reprint applications, forms, or publications will only be required if the person or company intends to charge a fee to for the reprinted item(s); and (3) the procedures a person who intends to charge a fee must follow to obtain SSA’s authorization. These final rules contain information collection requirements that need Office of Management and Budget clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). As required by the PRA, SSA has submitted a clearance request for the regulation section and for form SSA–1010 (‘‘Request to Reproduce, Duplicate, or Distribute SSA Forms, Applications, or Publications’’). SSA will use Form SSA–1010 to collect the required information described in these final rules. SSA will publish the OMB number and expiration date upon approval. As required by the PRA, SSA published a Notice of Proposed E:\FR\FM\27DER1.SGM 27DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Rulemaking on August 16, 2007, at 72 FR 45991. In this Notice, SSA solicited comments under the PRA on the burden estimate; the need for the information; its practical utility; ways to enhance its quality, utility and clarity; and ways to minimize the burden on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. We did not receive any comments from the public. 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401. [FR Doc. E7–24915 Filed 12–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 301 List of Subjects in 20 CFR Part 422 [TD 9372] Administrative practice and procedure, Organization and functions (Government agencies), Social Security, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. RIN 1545–BE08 Dated: December 13, 2007. Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, we are amending part 422 of chapter III of title 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: I PART 422—ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURES Subpart F—[Amended] 1. The authority citation for subpart F of part 422 is revised to read as follows: I Authority: Sec. 1140(a)(2)(A) of the Social Security Act. 42 U.S.C. 1320b–10(a)(2)(A) (Pub. L. 103–296, Sec. 312(a)). 2. Section 422.527 is revised to read as follows: I pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES § 422.527 Private printing and modification of prescribed applications, forms, and other publications. Any person, institution, or organization wishing to reproduce, reprint, or distribute any application, form, or publication prescribed by the Administration must obtain prior approval if he or she intends to charge a fee. Requests for approval must be in writing and include the reason or need for the reproduction, reprinting, or distribution; the intended users of the application, form, or publication; the fee to be charged; any proposed modification; the proposed format; the type of machinery (e.g., printer, burster, mail handling), if any, for which the application, form, or publication is being designed; estimated printing quantity; estimated printing cost per thousand; estimated annual usage; and any other pertinent information required by the Administration. Forward all requests for prior approval to: Office of Publications Management, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:06 Dec 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 Disclosure of Return Information to the Bureau of the Census Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Final regulation. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document contains a final regulation relating to the list of items of return information disclosed to the Bureau of the Census (Bureau). The regulation adds two items of return information for use in producing demographic statistics programs, including the Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE). The final regulation also removes four items that the Bureau has indicated are no longer necessary. This regulation facilitates the assistance of the IRS to the Bureau in its statistics programs and requires no action by taxpayers and has no effect on their tax liabilities. DATES: Effective Date: This regulation is effective on December 27, 2007. Applicability Date: For dates of applicability, see § 301.6103(j)(1)–1. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Glenn Melcher, (202) 622–4570 (not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under section 6103(j)(1), upon written request from the Secretary of Commerce, the Treasury Secretary is to furnish to the Bureau of the Census (Bureau) return information as may be prescribed by Treasury regulations for the purpose of, but only to the extent necessary in, structuring censuses and conducting related statistical activities authorized by law. Section 301.6103(j)(1)–1 of the regulations further defines such purposes by reference to 13 U.S.C. chapter 5 and provides an itemized description of the return information authorized to be disclosed for such purposes. This document adopts a final regulation that authorizes the IRS to disclose the additional items of return information that have been requested by the Secretary of Commerce in PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 73261 developing and preparing demographic statistics, including statutorily mandated Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE). The final regulation also removes certain items of return information that are authorized to be disclosed in the existing regulation but that the Secretary of Commerce has indicated are no longer needed. The final regulation in this issue of the Federal Register amends the Procedure and Administration Regulations (26 CFR part 301) relating to Internal Revenue Code (Code) section 6103(j)(1). The final regulation contains rules relating to the disclosure of return information reflected on returns to officers and employees of the Department of Commerce for structuring censuses and conducting related statistical activities authorized by law. A notice of proposed rulemaking (REG–147195–04, 2005–1 CB 888 [70 FR 12166–01]) was published in the Federal Register on March 11, 2005. No comments were received from the public in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking. No public hearing was requested or held. The proposed regulation is adopted by this Treasury decision. Explanation of Provisions As duly requested by the Secretary of Commerce and set forth in the proposed regulation, this final regulation permits disclosure to the Bureau of earned income and the number of Earned Income Credit-eligible qualifying children. The regulation also removes four items of return information that the Bureau indicated it no longer requires. These items are: (1) End-of-year code; (2) months actively operated; (3) total number of documents and the total amount reported on the Form 1096 (Annual Summary and Transmittal of U.S. Information Returns) transmitting Forms 1099–MISC (Miscellaneous Income); and (4) Form 941 (Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return) indicator and business address on Schedule C (Profit or Loss From Business) of Form 1040. Accordingly, the regulation has removed these items of return information from those that may be disclosed to the Bureau. Special Analyses It has been determined that this Treasury decision is not a significant regulatory action as defined in Executive Order 12866. Therefore, a regulatory assessment is not required. It also has been determined that section 553(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. chapter 5) does not apply to this regulation, and because the E:\FR\FM\27DER1.SGM 27DER1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

20 CFR Part 422

[Docket No. SSA-2007-0009]
RIN 0960-AG36


Private Printing of Prescribed Applications, Forms, and Other 
Publications

AGENCY: Social Security Administration.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are issuing these final rules to adopt without change the 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published on August 16, 2007 at 72 FR 
45991. These final rules amend the regulation at 20 CFR 422.527, which 
requires a person, institution, or organization (person) to obtain the 
Social Security Administration's (SSA's) approval prior to reproducing, 
duplicating, or privately printing any SSA prescribed application or 
other form whether or not the person intended to charge a fee. Section 
1140(a)(2)(A) of the Social Security Act (the Act) prohibits a person 
from charging a fee to reproduce, reprint, or distribute any SSA 
application, form, or publication unless he/she obtains the 
authorization of the Commissioner of Social Security in accordance with 
such regulations as he may prescribe. (42 U.S.C. 1320b-10(a)(2)(A)).

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 28, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Renee Williams, Forms 
Management Team, Office of Publications and Logistics Management, 6401 
Security Boulevard, P.O. Box 7703, Baltimore, Maryland 21235-7703, 
(410) 965-4163, for information about this regulation. For information 
on eligibility or claiming benefits, please call our national toll-free 
numbers, 1-800-772-1213 or TTY 1-800-325-0778, or visit our Internet 
site, SSA Online, at http://www.socialsecurity.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Electronic Version

    The electronic file of this document is available on the date of 
publication in the Federal Register at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/
index.html.

Background

    The current regulation at 20 CFR 422.527 requires any person who 
wishes to reproduce, duplicate, or privately print any application or 
other form prescribed by SSA to obtain prior approval of such use from 
SSA. Consistent with the requirements of 20 CFR 422.527, in 1992, SSA 
began approving requests from the public to duplicate or privately 
print the Administration's applications or other forms. The requirement 
to obtain SSA approval applied whether or not the person intended to 
charge a fee.
    Section 312(a) of the Social Security Independence and Program 
Improvement Act (SSIPA) amended the Social Security Act (the Act) and, 
among other things, added section 1140(a)(2)(A) to the Act. Pub. L. 
103-296, Sec. 312(a) (codified as 42 U.S.C. 1320b-10(a)(2)(A)). This 
section prohibits any person from charging a fee to reproduce, reprint, 
or distribute SSA's official applications, forms, or publications 
unless the Commissioner grants the person specific written 
authorization in accordance with regulations which the Commissioner 
shall prescribe. These final rules will implement section 312(a) of the 
SSIPA by adding SSA publications to Sec.  422.527 and by providing for 
SSA's prior approval of requests to reproduce, reprint, and/or 
distribute its applications, forms, or publications when the person 
intends to charge a fee. Furthermore, this final rule will implement 
section 312(a) by establishing the procedure any person who intends to 
charge a fee for reproducing, reprinting, or distributing SSA materials 
must follow to obtain SSA's prior approval. The requirement to obtain 
SSA's prior approval will apply regardless of the means the person uses 
to transmit the document, e.g., Internet or direct mail. These final 
rules will help to ensure that consumers obtain accurate and current 
materials and information regarding the Administration's programs. 
Nothing in this rule alters or affects the requirement to submit the 
forms and applications prescribed by SSA or otherwise permits any 
modifications of SSA's prescribed forms and applications.

Regulatory Procedures

Executive Order 12866

    We have consulted with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
and determined that these final rules do not meet the criteria for a 
significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866, as amended.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    We certify that these final rules will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Therefore, a 
regulatory flexibility analysis as provided in the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act, as amended, is not required.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    In these final rules at 20 CFR 422.527, we are implementing the 
following provisions: (1) SSA's publications will be added to the list 
of items which require the Administration's pre-authorization to 
reprint privately; (2) SSA's authorization to reprint applications, 
forms, or publications will only be required if the person or company 
intends to charge a fee to for the reprinted item(s); and (3) the 
procedures a person who intends to charge a fee must follow to obtain 
SSA's authorization.
    These final rules contain information collection requirements that 
need Office of Management and Budget clearance under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). As required by the PRA, SSA has submitted 
a clearance request for the regulation section and for form SSA-1010 
(``Request to Reproduce, Duplicate, or Distribute SSA Forms, 
Applications, or Publications''). SSA will use Form SSA-1010 to collect 
the required information described in these final rules. SSA will 
publish the OMB number and expiration date upon approval.
    As required by the PRA, SSA published a Notice of Proposed

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Rulemaking on August 16, 2007, at 72 FR 45991. In this Notice, SSA 
solicited comments under the PRA on the burden estimate; the need for 
the information; its practical utility; ways to enhance its quality, 
utility and clarity; and ways to minimize the burden on respondents, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology. We did not receive any comments from the 
public.

List of Subjects in 20 CFR Part 422

    Administrative practice and procedure, Organization and functions 
(Government agencies), Social Security, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

    Dated: December 13, 2007.
Michael J. Astrue,
Commissioner of Social Security.

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For the reasons set forth in the preamble, we are amending part 422 of 
chapter III of title 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows:

PART 422--ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURES

Subpart F--[Amended]

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1. The authority citation for subpart F of part 422 is revised to read 
as follows:

    Authority: Sec. 1140(a)(2)(A) of the Social Security Act. 42 
U.S.C. 1320b-10(a)(2)(A) (Pub. L. 103-296, Sec. 312(a)).


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2. Section 422.527 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  422.527  Private printing and modification of prescribed 
applications, forms, and other publications.

    Any person, institution, or organization wishing to reproduce, 
reprint, or distribute any application, form, or publication prescribed 
by the Administration must obtain prior approval if he or she intends 
to charge a fee. Requests for approval must be in writing and include 
the reason or need for the reproduction, reprinting, or distribution; 
the intended users of the application, form, or publication; the fee to 
be charged; any proposed modification; the proposed format; the type of 
machinery (e.g., printer, burster, mail handling), if any, for which 
the application, form, or publication is being designed; estimated 
printing quantity; estimated printing cost per thousand; estimated 
annual usage; and any other pertinent information required by the 
Administration. Forward all requests for prior approval to: Office of 
Publications Management, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235-
6401.

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