Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 28538 [E8-11041]

Download as PDF 28538 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 96 / Friday, May 16, 2008 / Notices 60-day notice (73 FR 2069 on January 11, 2008) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Statement Regarding Contributions and Support. OMB Control Number: OMB 3220– 0099. Form(s) submitted: G–134. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: Dependency on the employee for one-half support at the time of the employee’s death can be a condition affecting eligibility for a survivor annuity provided for under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act. One-half support is also a condition which may negate the public service pension offset in Tier I for a spouse or widow(er). Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–134. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated Completion Time for Form(s): Completion time for Form G– 134 is estimated at 147 minutes (with assistance) to 180 minutes (without assistance). Estimated annual number of respondents: 100. Total annual responses: 100. Total annual reporting hours: 259. Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the form and supporting documents can be obtained from Charles Mierzwa, the agency clearance officer at (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. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–11038 Filed 5–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:18 May 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 an extension of a currently approved collection of information: 3220–0016, Certification of Termination of Service and Relinquishment of Rights. 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 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 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. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (73 FR 10074 on February 25, 2008) required by 44 U.S.C. PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Certification of Relinquishment of Rights. OMB Control Number: OMB 3220– 0016. Form(s) submitted: G–88. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: Under Section 2(e)(2) of the Railroad Retirement Act, the Railroad Retirement Board must have evidence that an annuitant for an age and service, spouse, or divorced spouse annuity has ceased railroad employment and relinquished their rights to return to the service of a railroad employer. The collection provides the means for obtaining this evidence. Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–88. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated Completion Time for Form(s): Completion time for Form G– 88 is estimated at 6 minutes. Estimated annual number of respondents: 3,600. Total annual responses: 3,600. Total annual reporting hours: 360. Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the form and supporting documents can be obtained from Charles Mierzwa, the agency clearance officer at (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. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–11041 Filed 5–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 96 (Friday, May 16, 2008)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E8-11041]


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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


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 an extension of a currently approved collection of information: 
3220-0016, Certification of Termination of Service and Relinquishment 
of Rights. 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 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 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.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (73 FR 10074 on February 25, 2008) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Certification of Relinquishment of Rights.
    OMB Control Number: OMB 3220-0016.
    Form(s) submitted: G-88.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: Under Section 2(e)(2) of the Railroad Retirement Act, the 
Railroad Retirement Board must have evidence that an annuitant for an 
age and service, spouse, or divorced spouse annuity has ceased railroad 
employment and relinquished their rights to return to the service of a 
railroad employer. The collection provides the means for obtaining this 
evidence.
    Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-88.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:
    Estimated Completion Time for Form(s): Completion time for Form G-
88 is estimated at 6 minutes.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 3,600.
    Total annual responses: 3,600.
    Total annual reporting hours: 360.
    Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the form and 
supporting documents can be obtained from Charles Mierzwa, the agency 
clearance officer at (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.

Charles Mierzwa,
Clearance Officer.
 [FR Doc. E8-11041 Filed 5-15-08; 8:45 am]
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