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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) Herbert L. Mitchell, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–25377 Filed 12–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA–2007–0100] Rate for Assessment on Direct Payment Fees to Representatives in 2008 AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA). sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ACTION: Improvement Act of 1999, established an assessment for the services required to determine and certify payments to attorneys from the benefits due claimants under Title II of the Act. This provision is codified in section 206 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 406). That legislation set the assessment for the calendar year 2000 at 6.3 percent of the amount that would be required to be certified for direct payment to the attorney under sections 206(a)(4) or 206(b)(1) of the Act before the application of the assessment. For subsequent years, the legislation requires the Commissioner of Social Security to determine the percentage rate necessary to achieve full recovery of the costs of determining and certifying fees to attorneys, but not in excess of 6.3 percent. Beginning in 2005, sections 302 and 303 of Public Law No. 108–203, the Social Security Protection Act of 2004 (SSPA), extended the direct payment of fees to attorneys in cases under Title XVI of the Act and to eligible nonattorney representatives in cases under Title II or Title XVI of the Act. Fees directly paid under these provisions are subject to the same assessment. In addition, sections 301 and 302 of the SSPA imposed a dollar cap (i.e., currently $79.00) on the amount of the assessment so that the assessment may not exceed the lesser of that dollar cap or the amount determined using the assessment percentage rate. The Commissioner of Social Security has determined, based on the best available data, that the current rate of 6.3 percent will continue for 2008. We will continue to review our costs for these services on a yearly basis. Dated: December 20, 2007. Mary Glenn-Croft, Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance and Management. [FR Doc. E7–25409 Filed 12–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P Notice. SUMMARY: SSA is announcing that the assessment percentage rate under sections 206(d) and 1631(d)(2)(C) of the Social Security Act (the Act), 42 U.S.C. 406(d), and 1383(d)(2)(C) is 6.3 percent for 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gwen Jones Kelley, Acting Associate General Counsel for Program Law, Office of the General Counsel, Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401. Phone: (410) 965–0495, e-mail Gwen.Jones.Kelley@ssa.gov. Section 406 of Public Law No. 106–170, the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:08 Dec 28, 2007 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6047] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Arms and Armor from Imperial Austria’’ 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 PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74401 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 ‘‘Arms and Armor from Imperial Austria’’, 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 Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, from on or about February 24, 2008, until on or about June 1, 2008, and at possible additional exhibitions or 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 Richard Lahne, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202/453–8058). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA–44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547–0001. Dated: December 19, 2007. C. Miller Crouch, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 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The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA-2007-0100]


Rate for Assessment on Direct Payment Fees to Representatives in 
2008

AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: SSA is announcing that the assessment percentage rate under 
sections 206(d) and 1631(d)(2)(C) of the Social Security Act (the Act), 
42 U.S.C. 406(d), and 1383(d)(2)(C) is 6.3 percent for 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gwen Jones Kelley, Acting Associate 
General Counsel for Program Law, Office of the General Counsel, Social 
Security Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235-
6401. Phone: (410) 965-0495, e-mail Gwen.Jones.Kelley@ssa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 406 of Public Law No. 106-170, the 
Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999, established 
an assessment for the services required to determine and certify 
payments to attorneys from the benefits due claimants under Title II of 
the Act. This provision is codified in section 206 of the Act (42 
U.S.C. 406). That legislation set the assessment for the calendar year 
2000 at 6.3 percent of the amount that would be required to be 
certified for direct payment to the attorney under sections 206(a)(4) 
or 206(b)(1) of the Act before the application of the assessment. For 
subsequent years, the legislation requires the Commissioner of Social 
Security to determine the percentage rate necessary to achieve full 
recovery of the costs of determining and certifying fees to attorneys, 
but not in excess of 6.3 percent. Beginning in 2005, sections 302 and 
303 of Public Law No. 108-203, the Social Security Protection Act of 
2004 (SSPA), extended the direct payment of fees to attorneys in cases 
under Title XVI of the Act and to eligible non-attorney representatives 
in cases under Title II or Title XVI of the Act. Fees directly paid 
under these provisions are subject to the same assessment. In addition, 
sections 301 and 302 of the SSPA imposed a dollar cap (i.e., currently 
$79.00) on the amount of the assessment so that the assessment may not 
exceed the lesser of that dollar cap or the amount determined using the 
assessment percentage rate.
    The Commissioner of Social Security has determined, based on the 
best available data, that the current rate of 6.3 percent will continue 
for 2008. We will continue to review our costs for these services on a 
yearly basis.

    Dated: December 20, 2007.
Mary Glenn-Croft,
Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance and Management.
[FR Doc. E7-25409 Filed 12-28-07; 8:45 am]
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