Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 12476-12477 [E8-4533]

Download as PDF 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 12477 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 46 / Friday, March 7, 2008 / Notices Medical Assessment, to obtain the necessary medical evidence. The RRB proposes no changes to the information collection. Completion is voluntary. One response is requested of each respondent. ESTIMATE OF RESPONDENT BURDEN Annual responses Form No. G–3EMP .................................................................................................................................................. G–197 ...................................................................................................................................................... G–250 ...................................................................................................................................................... G–250a .................................................................................................................................................... G–260 ...................................................................................................................................................... RL–11b .................................................................................................................................................... RL–11d .................................................................................................................................................... RL–250 .................................................................................................................................................... TOTAL .............................................................................................................................................. 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. E8–4533 Filed 3–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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: 3220–0176, Representative Payee Parental Custody 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:46 Mar 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 600 6,000 11,950 50 100 5,000 250 11,950 35,900 Time (mins) 10 10 30 20 25 10 10 10 .................... Burden (hours) 100 1,000 5,975 17 42 833 42 1,992 10,001 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 (a) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is authorized to select, make payments to, and to conduct transactions with, a beneficiary’s relative or some other person willing to act on behalf of the beneficiary as a representative payee. The RRB is responsible for determining if direct payment to the beneficiary or payment to a representative payee would best serve the beneficiary’s interest. Inherent in the RRB’s authorization to select a representative payee is the responsibility to monitor the payee to assure that the beneficiary’s interests are protected. The RRB utilizes Form G–99d, Parental Custody Report, to obtain information needed to verify that a parent-for-child representative payee still has custody of the child. One response is required from each respondent. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–99d. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (72 FR 61192–61193 on October 29, 2007) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. 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 a representative payee. The collection obtains information needed to verify the parent-for-child payee still retains custody of the child. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–99D. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated completion time for Form(s): Completion time for Form G– 99D is estimated at 5 minutes. Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,030. Total annual responses: 1,030. Total annual reporting hours: 86. 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 addressed to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60611–2092 or Ronald.Hodapp@rrb.gov and to the OMB Desk Officer for the RRB, at the Office of Management and Budget, Room 10230, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Representative Payee Parental Custody Monitoring. OMB Control Number: 3220–0176. Form(s) submitted: G–99D. Type of request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or households. Abstract: Under section 12(a) of the Railroad Retirement Act, the RRB is Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 46 (Friday, March 7, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12476-12477]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-4533]


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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


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 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) 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

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Medical Assessment, to obtain the necessary medical evidence.
    The RRB proposes no changes to the information collection. 
Completion is voluntary. One response is requested of each respondent.

                      Estimate of Respondent Burden
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                                      Annual                    Burden
             Form No.               responses   Time (mins)    (hours)
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G-3EMP...........................          600           10          100
G-197............................        6,000           10        1,000
G-250............................       11,950           30        5,975
G-250a...........................           50           20           17
G-260............................          100           25           42
RL-11b...........................        5,000           10          833
RL-11d...........................          250           10           42
RL-250...........................       11,950           10        1,992
    TOTAL........................       35,900  ...........       10,001
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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. E8-4533 Filed 3-6-08; 8:45 am]
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