Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 34059-34060 [E8-13431]

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 34060 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 116 / Monday, June 16, 2008 / Notices on February 25, 2008) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Availability for Work. OMB Control Number: OMB 3220– 0164. Form(s) submitted: UI–38, UI–38s, ID– 8k. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or Households, Non-profit institutions. Abstract: Under Section 1(k) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, unemployment benefits are not payable for any day in which the claimant is not available for work. The collection obtains information needed by the RRB to determine whether a claimant is willing and ready to work. Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes minor, non-burden impacting, editorial changes to Form(s) UI–38, UI–38s, and ID–8k. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated Completion Time for Form(s): Form UI–38 is estimated at 11.5 minutes per response; Form UI–38s is estimated at 6 minutes per response in-person and 10 minutes per response by mail and Form ID–8k is estimated at 5 minutes per response. Estimated annual number of respondents: 7,600. Total annual responses: 7,600. Total annual reporting hours: 1,085. 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. E8–13431 Filed 6–13–08; 8:45 am] rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: U.S. Securities and Exchange VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:04 Jun 13, 2008 Jkt 214001 Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Rule 609 and Form SIP; OMB Control No. 3235–0043; SEC File No. 270–23. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for approval of extension of the existing collection of information provided for the following rule: Rule 609 (17 CFR 249.609) (formerly Rule 11Ab2–1) and Form SIP (17 CFR 249.1001). On September 23, 1975, the Commission adopted Rule 11Ab2–1,1 which under Regulation NMS has been redesignated as Rule 609 and Form SIP under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) to establish the procedures by which Securities Information Processor (‘‘SIP’’) files and amends their SIP registration statements.2 The information filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 609 and Form SIP is designed to provide the Commission with the information necessary to make the required findings under the Act before granting the SIP’s application for registration. In addition, the requirement that a SIP file an amendment to correct any inaccurate information is designed to assure that the Commission has current, accurate information with respect to the SIP. This information is also made available to members of the public. Only exclusive SIPs are required to register with the Commission. An exclusive SIP is a SIP that engages on an exclusive basis on behalf of any national securities exchange or registered securities association, or any national securities exchange or registered securities association which engages on an exclusive basis on its own behalf, in collecting, processing, or preparing for distribution or publication, any information with respect to (i) transactions or quotations on or effected or made by means of any facility of such exchange or (ii) quotations distributed or published by means of any electronic quotation system operated by such association. The federal securities laws require that before the Commission may approve the registration of an exclusive SIP, it must make certain mandatory findings. It takes a SIP applicant 1 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 11673 (September 23, 1975), 40 FR 45422 (October 2, 1975). 2 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 51808 (June 9, 2005), 70 FR 37496 (June 29, 2005). PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 approximately 400 hours to prepare documents which include sufficient information to enable the Commission to make those findings. Currently, there are only two exclusive SIPs registered with the Commission; The Securities Information Automation Corporation (‘‘SIAC’’) and The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (‘‘Nasdaq’’). SIAC and Nasdaq are required to keep the information on file with the Commission current, which entails filing a form SIP annually to update information. Accordingly, the annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for Rule 609 and Form SIP is 400 hours. This annual reporting and recordkeeping burden does not include the burden hours or cost of amending a Form SIP because the Commission has already overstated the compliance burdens by assuming that the Commission will receive one initial registration pursuant to Rule 609 on Form SIP a year. Rule 609 and Form SIP do not impose a retention period for any recordkeeping requirements. Completing and filing Form SIP is mandatory before an entity may become an exclusive SIP. Except in cases where confidential treatment is requested by an applicant and granted by the Commission pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act and the rules of the Commission thereunder, information provided in the Form SIP will be routinely available for public inspection. Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Comments should be directed to (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or by sending an e-mail to: Alexander_T._Hunt@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Shirley Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 30 days of this notice. Dated: June 9, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–13427 Filed 6–13–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 116 (Monday, June 16, 2008)]
[Notices]
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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: 
3220-0164, 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

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on February 25, 2008) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request 
elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Availability for Work.
    OMB Control Number: OMB 3220-0164.
    Form(s) submitted: UI-38, UI-38s, ID-8k.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households, Non-profit 
institutions.
    Abstract: Under Section 1(k) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance 
Act, unemployment benefits are not payable for any day in which the 
claimant is not available for work. The collection obtains information 
needed by the RRB to determine whether a claimant is willing and ready 
to work.
    Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes minor, non-burden impacting, 
editorial changes to Form(s) UI-38, UI-38s, and ID-8k.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:
    Estimated Completion Time for Form(s): Form UI-38 is estimated at 
11.5 minutes per response; Form UI-38s is estimated at 6 minutes per 
response in-person and 10 minutes per response by mail and Form ID-8k 
is estimated at 5 minutes per response.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 7,600.
    Total annual responses: 7,600.
    Total annual reporting hours: 1,085.
    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. E8-13431 Filed 6-13-08; 8:45 am]
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