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Download as PDF 10074 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 37 / Monday, February 25, 2008 / Notices RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Proposed Data Collection Available for Public Comment and Recommendations 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 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: Certification of Termination of Service and Relinquishment of Rights: OMB 3220–0016. Under Section 2(e)(2) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), an age and service annuity, spouse annuity, or divorced spouse annuity cannot be paid unless the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has evidence that the applicant has ceased railroad employment and relinquished rights to return to the service of a railroad employer. The procedure pertaining to the relinquishment of rights by an annuity applicant is prescribed in 20 CFR 216.24. Under Section 2(f)(6) of the RRA, earnings deductions are required each month an annuitant works in certain nonrailroad employment termed Last Pre-Retirement Non-Railroad Employment. Normally, the employee, spouse, or divorced spouse relinquish rights and certify that employment has ended as part of the annuity application process. However, this is not always the case. In limited circumstances, the RRB utilizes Form G–88, Certification of Termination of Service and Relinquishment of Rights, to obtain an applicant’s report of termination of employment and relinquishment of rights. One response is required of each respondent. Responses are required to obtain or retain benefits. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–88. Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows: Annual responses Form No. G–88 ............................................................................................................................................ 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 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. E8–3468 Filed 2–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Proposed Data Collection Available for Public Comment and Recommendations 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 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 Availability for Work: OMB 3220– 0164. Under Section 1(k) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, unemployment benefits are not payable for any day for which the claimant is not available for work. Under Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) regulation 20 CFR 327.5, ‘‘available for work’’ is defined as being willing and ready for work. This section further provides that a person is 3,600 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00091 6 The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows: Annual responses Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 360 Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden UI–38s: In person ......................................................................................................................................................... 14:34 Feb 22, 2008 Burden (hrs) ‘‘willing’’ to work if that person is willing to accept and perform for hire such work as is reasonably appropriate to his or her employment circumstances. The section also provides that a claimant is ‘‘ready’’ for work if he or she: (1) is in a position to receive notice of work and is willing to accept and perform such work, and (2) is prepared to be present with the customary equipment at the location of such work within the time usually allotted. Under RRB regulation 20 CFR 327.15, a claimant may be requested at any time to show, as evidence of willingness to work, that he or she is making reasonable efforts to obtain work. In order to determine whether a claimant is: (a) available for work, and b) willing to work, the RRB utilizes Forms UI–38 and UI–38s to obtain information from the claimant and Form ID–8k from his union representative. One response is completed by each respondent. The RRB proposes minor non-burden impacting editorial changes to Form(s) UI–38, UI– 38s and ID–8k. Form No. VerDate Aug<31>2005 Time (min) E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 250 Time (min) Burden (hrs) 6 25 10075 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 37 / Monday, February 25, 2008 / Notices Annual responses Form No. Time (min) Burden (hrs) By mail ............................................................................................................................................................ UI–38 ..................................................................................................................................................................... ID–8k ...................................................................................................................................................................... 500 3,750 3,100 10 11.5 5 83 719 258 Total ......................................................................................................................................................... 7,600 ............ 1,085 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 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. E8–3474 Filed 2–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Proposed Collection; Comment Request rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES 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 for Reimbursement for Hospital Insurance Services in Canada; OMB 3220–0086. Under section 7(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the RRB administers the Medicare program for persons covered by the railroad VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:34 Feb 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 retirement system. Payments are provided under section 7(d)4) of the RRA for medical services furnished in Canada to the same extent as for those furnished in the United States. However, payments for the services furnished in Canada are made from the Railroad Retirement Account rather than from the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, with the payments limited to the amount by which insurance benefits under Medicare exceed the amounts payable under Canadian Provincial plans. Form AA–104, Application for Canadian Hospital Benefits Under Medicare—Part A, is provided by the RRB for use in claiming benefits for covered hospital services received in Canada. The form obtains information needed to determine eligibility for, and the amount of any reimbursement due the applicant. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is required to obtain a benefit. The RRB proposes non-burden impacting formatting and editorial changes to Form AA–104. Number of respondents: 35 Estimated Completion Time: 10 minutes Estimated annual burden hours: 6 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 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. E8–3475 Filed 2–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–57340; File No. SR–BSE– 2007–54] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Boston Stock Exchange, Inc.; Order Approving Proposed Rule Change, as Modified by Amendment No. 2 Thereto, Relating to the Imposition of Fines for Minor Rule Violations February 15, 2008. On December 20, 2007, the Boston Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘BSE’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to amend the Boston Options Exchange (‘‘BOX’’) rules related to Contrary Exercise Advice violations. On January 7, 2008, the Exchange filed Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change.3 On January 10, 2008, the Exchange withdrew Amendment No. 1 and simultaneously filed Amendment No. 2 to the proposed rule change.4 The proposed rule change, as modified by Amendment No. 1, was published for comment in the Federal Register on January 14, 2008.5 The Commission received no comments regarding the proposal. This order approves the proposed rule change as modified by Amendment No. 2. The Exchange proposes to increase and strengthen the sanctions imposed under its Minor Rule Violation Plan (‘‘MRVP’’) on any member who fails to submit to the Exchange in a timely manner pursuant to BOX Rule Chapter X, Section 2(f), ‘‘Contrary Exercise Advice Violations’’ or exercise 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 Amendment No. 1 revised the proposed rule text to clarify how fines for third and subsequent offenses are imposed. 4 Amendment No. 2 retained the clarification (submitted in Amendment No. 1) regarding how fines for third and subsequent offenses are imposed and corrected a page numbering error. Therefore, Amendment No. 2 was technical in nature and therefore does not need to be published for comment. 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 57108 (January 7, 2008), 73 FR 2294. 2 17 E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 37 (Monday, February 25, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10074-10075]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-3474]


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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Proposed Data Collection Available for Public Comment and 
Recommendations

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 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

    Availability for Work: OMB 3220-0164.
    Under Section 1(k) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, 
unemployment benefits are not payable for any day for which the 
claimant is not available for work.
    Under Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) regulation 20 CFR 327.5, 
``available for work'' is defined as being willing and ready for work. 
This section further provides that a person is ``willing'' to work if 
that person is willing to accept and perform for hire such work as is 
reasonably appropriate to his or her employment circumstances. The 
section also provides that a claimant is ``ready'' for work if he or 
she: (1) is in a position to receive notice of work and is willing to 
accept and perform such work, and (2) is prepared to be present with 
the customary equipment at the location of such work within the time 
usually allotted.
    Under RRB regulation 20 CFR 327.15, a claimant may be requested at 
any time to show, as evidence of willingness to work, that he or she is 
making reasonable efforts to obtain work. In order to determine whether 
a claimant is: (a) available for work, and b) willing to work, the RRB 
utilizes Forms UI-38 and UI-38s to obtain information from the claimant 
and Form ID-8k from his union representative. One response is completed 
by each respondent. The RRB proposes minor non-burden impacting 
editorial changes to Form(s) UI-38, UI-38s and ID-8k.

Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden

    The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows:

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                                             Annual      Time    Burden
                Form No.                   responses    (min)     (hrs)
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UI-38s:
    In person...........................          250      6          25

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    By mail.............................          500     10          83
UI-38...................................        3,750     11.5       719
ID-8k...................................        3,100      5         258
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        Total...........................        7,600  .......     1,085
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    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 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. E8-3474 Filed 2-22-08; 8:45 am]
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