Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 34059 [E8-13398]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 116 / Monday, June 16, 2008 / Notices RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD rwilkins on PROD1PC63 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 an extension of a currently approved collection of information: 3220–0086, Application for Reimbursement for Hospital Insurance Services in Canada. 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 7(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the RRB administers the Medicare program for persons covered by the railroad 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:04 Jun 13, 2008 Jkt 214001 Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (73 FR 10075 on February 25, 2008) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Application for Reimbursement for Hospital Insurance Services in Canada. OMB Control Number: OMB 3220– 0086. Form(s) submitted: AA–104. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: The Railroad Retirement Board administers the Medicare program for persons covered by the Railroad Retirement system. The collection obtains the information needed to determine eligibility and for the amount due for covered hospital services received in Canada. Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes non-burden impacting formatting and editorial changes to Form AA–104. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated Completion Time for Form(s): Completion time for Form AA– 104 is estimated at 10 minutes. Estimated annual number of respondents: 35. Total annual responses: 35. Total annual reporting hours: 6. 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. E8–13398 Filed 6–13–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P 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 PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34059 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: 3220–0164, Availability for Work. 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 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. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (73 FR 10074 and 10075 E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1

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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: 
3220-0086, Application for Reimbursement for Hospital Insurance 
Services in Canada. 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 7(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the RRB 
administers the Medicare program for persons covered by the railroad 
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.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (73 FR 10075 on February 25, 2008) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Application for Reimbursement for Hospital Insurance 
Services in Canada.
    OMB Control Number: OMB 3220-0086.
    Form(s) submitted: AA-104.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: The Railroad Retirement Board administers the Medicare 
program for persons covered by the Railroad Retirement system. The 
collection obtains the information needed to determine eligibility and 
for the amount due for covered hospital services received in Canada.
    Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes non-burden impacting formatting 
and editorial changes to Form AA-104.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:
    Estimated Completion Time for Form(s): Completion time for Form AA-
104 is estimated at 10 minutes.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 35.
    Total annual responses: 35.
    Total annual reporting hours: 6.
    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. E8-13398 Filed 6-13-08; 8:45 am]
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