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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 46 / Friday, March 7, 2008 / Notices Fluid.’’ The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff, the Pressurized Water Reactor Owners Group, and other interested persons regarding this matter. The Subcommittee will gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the full Committee. Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or written comments should notify the Designated Federal Officer, Mr. David Bessette (Telephone: 301–415–8065) 5 days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are open to the public. Detailed procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2007 (72 FR 54695). 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ADDRESSES: To submit comments, request copies of the draft EIS or final EIS when available, or for more information, contact Emmy Andrews, Pacific Facilities Service Office, United States Postal Service, 395 Oyster Point Boulevard, Suite 225, South San Francisco, CA 94080–0300; (650) 615– 7200. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emmy Andrews, (650) 615–7200. Neva R. Watson, Attorney, Legislative. [FR Doc. E8–4455 Filed 3–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P 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 (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 Employee Non-Covered Service Pension Questionnaire: OMB 3220– 0154. Section 215(a)(7) of the Social Security Act provides for a reduction in social security benefits based on employment not covered under the Social Security Act or the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA). This provision applies a different social security benefit formula to most workers who are first eligible after 1985 to both a pension based in whole or in part on noncovered employment and a social security retirement or disability benefit. There is a guarantee provision that limits the reduction in the social E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 12476 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 46 / Friday, March 7, 2008 / Notices security benefit to one-half of the portion of the pension based on noncovered employment after 1956. Section 8011 of Public Law 100–647 changed the effective date of the onset from the first month of eligibility to the first month of concurrent entitlement to the non-covered service benefit and the RRA benefit. Section 3(a)(1) of the RRA provides that the Tier I benefit of an employee annuity will be equal to the amount (before any reduction for age or deduction for work) the employee would receive if he or she would have been entitled to a like benefit under the Social Security Act. The reduction for a non-covered service pension also applies to a Tier I portion of employees under the RRA where the annuity or non-covered service pension begins after 1985. Since the amount of a spouse’s Tier I benefit is one-half of the employee’s Tier I, the spouse annuity is also affected by the employee’s noncovered service pension reduction of his or her Tier I benefit. The RRB utilizes Form G–209, Employee Non-Covered Service Pension Questionnaire, to obtain needed information from railroad retirement employee applicants or annuitants about the receipt of a pension based on employment not covered under the Railroad Retirement Act or the Social Security Act. It is used as both a supplement to the employee annuity application, and as an independent questionnaire to be completed when an individual who is already receiving an employee annuity, becomes entitled to a pension. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is required to obtain or retain benefits. The RRB proposes minor non-burden impacting, clarification and editorial changes to Form G–209. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows:] Annual responses Form #(s) Time (min) Burden (hrs) G–209 (partial questionnaire) .................................................................................................................. G–209 (full questionnaire) ....................................................................................................................... 50 100 1 8 1 13 Total .................................................................................................................................................. 150 .................... 14 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 N. Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611– 2092 or by e-mail to Ronald.Hodapp@rrb.gov. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–4530 Filed 3–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Proposed Collection; Comment Request 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:46 Mar 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 Medical Reports: OMB 3220–0038. Under Sections 2(a)(1)(iv), 2(a)(2) and 2(a)(3) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), annuities are payable to qualified railroad employees whose physical or mental condition is such that they are unable to (1) work in their regular occupation (occupational disability); or (2) work at all (permanent total disability). The requirements for establishment of disability and proof of continuance of disability are prescribed in 20 CFR part 220. Under sections 2(c)(1)(ii)(c) and 2(d)(1)(ii) of the RRA, annuities are also payable to qualified spouses and widow(ers), respectively, who have a qualified child who is under a disability which began before age 22. Annuities are also payable to surviving children on the basis of disability under section 2(d)(1)(iii)(C) if the child’s disability began before age 22 and to widow(ers) PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 on the basis of disability under section 2(d)(1) (i)(B). To meet the disability standard, the RRA provides that individuals must have a permanent physical or mental condition such that they are unable to engage in any regular employment. Under section 2(d)(1)(v) of the RRA, annuities are also payable to remarried and surviving divorced spouses on the basis of, inter alia, disability or having a qualified disabled child in care. However, the disability standard in these cases is that found in the Social Security Act. That is, individuals must be able to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment. The RRB also determines entitlement to a period of early disability and early Medicare entitlement for qualified claimants in accordance with section 216 of the Social Security Act. When making disability determinations, the RRB needs evidence from acceptable medical sources. The RRB currently utilizes Forms G–3EMP, Report of Medical Condition by Employer; G–197, Authorization to Release Medical Information, G–250, Medical Assessment; G–250a, Medical Assessment of Residual Functional Capacity; G–260, Report of Seizure Disorder; RL–11b, Disclosure of Hospital Medical Records; RL–11d, Disclosure of Medical Records from a State Agency; and RL–250, Request for E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 46 (Friday, March 7, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12475-12476]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-4530]


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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 (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

    Employee Non-Covered Service Pension Questionnaire: OMB 3220-0154.
    Section 215(a)(7) of the Social Security Act provides for a 
reduction in social security benefits based on employment not covered 
under the Social Security Act or the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA). 
This provision applies a different social security benefit formula to 
most workers who are first eligible after 1985 to both a pension based 
in whole or in part on non-covered employment and a social security 
retirement or disability benefit. There is a guarantee provision that 
limits the reduction in the social

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security benefit to one-half of the portion of the pension based on 
non-covered employment after 1956. Section 8011 of Public Law 100-647 
changed the effective date of the onset from the first month of 
eligibility to the first month of concurrent entitlement to the non-
covered service benefit and the RRA benefit.
    Section 3(a)(1) of the RRA provides that the Tier I benefit of an 
employee annuity will be equal to the amount (before any reduction for 
age or deduction for work) the employee would receive if he or she 
would have been entitled to a like benefit under the Social Security 
Act. The reduction for a non-covered service pension also applies to a 
Tier I portion of employees under the RRA where the annuity or non-
covered service pension begins after 1985. Since the amount of a 
spouse's Tier I benefit is one-half of the employee's Tier I, the 
spouse annuity is also affected by the employee's non-covered service 
pension reduction of his or her Tier I benefit.
    The RRB utilizes Form G-209, Employee Non-Covered Service Pension 
Questionnaire, to obtain needed information from railroad retirement 
employee applicants or annuitants about the receipt of a pension based 
on employment not covered under the Railroad Retirement Act or the 
Social Security Act. It is used as both a supplement to the employee 
annuity application, and as an independent questionnaire to be 
completed when an individual who is already receiving an employee 
annuity, becomes entitled to a pension. One response is requested of 
each respondent. Completion is required to obtain or retain benefits. 
The RRB proposes minor non-burden impacting, clarification and 
editorial changes to Form G-209.

                  Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
         [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows:]
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                                      Annual                    Burden
        Form (s)           responses   Time  (min)     (hrs)
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G-209 (partial questionnaire)....           50            1            1
G-209 (full questionnaire).......          100            8           13
                                  --------------------------------------
    Total........................          150  ...........           14
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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 N. Rush Street, 
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2092 or by e-mail to Ronald.Hodapp@rrb.gov. 
Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

Charles Mierzwa,
Clearance Officer.
 [FR Doc. E8-4530 Filed 3-6-08; 8:45 am]
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