Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request, 64004-64006 [E8-25691]

Download as PDF 64004 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 28, 2008 / Notices SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Audit and Financial Management Advisory (AFMAC) U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice of open Federal advisory committee meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The SBA is issuing this notice to announce the location, date, time, and agenda for the next meeting of the Audit and Financial Management Advisory (AFMAC). The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held on November 6, 2008 from 1:30 p.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, SW., Office of the Chief Financial Officer Conference Room, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20416. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), SBA announces the meeting of the AFMAC. The AFMAC is tasked with providing recommendation and advice regarding the Agency’s financial management, including the financial reporting process, systems of internal controls, audit process and process for monitoring compliance with relevant laws and regulations. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the SBA’s FY 2008 Financial Statements, Credit Subsidy Modeling, Audit Findings, Agency Management Challenges, FY 2008 Agency Financial Report, FY 2008 Annual Performance Report, Lender Monitoring, FMFIA Assurance and A–123 Internal Control Program Results. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The meeting is open to the public, however advance notice of attendance is requested. Anyone wishing to attend and/or make a presentation to the AFMAC must contact Jennifer Main, by fax or e-mail, in order to be placed on the agenda. Jennifer Main, Chief Financial Officer, 409 3rd Street, SW., 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20416, phone: (202) 205–6449, fax: (202) 205– 6969, e-mail: Jennifer.Main@sba.gov. Additionally, if you need accommodations because of a disability or require additional information, please contact Jeff Brown at (202) 205–6117, e-mail: Jeffrey.Brown@sba.gov, SBA, Office of Chief Financial Officer, 409 3rd Street, SW., Washington, DC 20416. For more information, please visit our Web site at http://www.sba.gov/ aboutsba/sbaprograms/cfo/index.html. Dated: October 17, 2008. Cherylyn Lebon, SBA Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E8–25658 Filed 10–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of information collection packages requiring clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with Public Law (Pub. L.) 104–13, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. This notice includes revisions to existing OMBapproved information collections. SSA is soliciting comments on the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimate; the need for the information; its practical utility; ways to enhance its quality, utility, and clarity; and ways to minimize the burden on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Mail, e-mail, or fax your comments and recommendations on the information collection(s) to the OMB Desk Officer and the SSA Reports Clearance Officer to the addresses or fax numbers listed below. Number of respondents Form type (OMB), Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA, Fax: 202–395–6974, E-mail address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. (SSA), Social Security Administration, DCBFM, Attn: Reports Clearance Officer, 1333 Annex Building, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235, Fax: 410–965–6400, E-mail address: OPLM.RCO@ssa.gov. The information collections below are pending at SSA. SSA will submit them to OMB within 60 days from the date of this notice. Therefore, your comments would be most helpful if you submit them to SSA within 60 days from the date of this publication. Individuals can obtain copies of these collection instruments by calling the SSA Reports Clearance Officer at 410–965–0454 or by writing to the e-mail address listed above. 1. Application for EXTRA Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs—20 CFR 418.3101—0960–0696. The Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 mandated the creation of the Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage program and provided for certain subsidies for eligible Medicare beneficiaries to help pay for the costs of prescription drugs. SSA uses Form SSA–1020 (and the i1020, its electronic counterpart), the Application for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs, to collect information to make Part D subsidy eligibility determinations. In compliance with Public Law 110– 275, beginning in January 2010, SSA will use a new version of Form SSA– 1020. In this new version, SSA will eliminate questions about the value of life insurance policies and in-kind support and maintenance, and we will ask applicants about their interest in applying for the Medicare Savings Program. This information collection request (ICR) is for the new version we will use in 2010. The respondents are Medicare beneficiaries who are applying for the Medicare Part D subsidy. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated annual burden (hours) 560,000 240,000 200,000 1 1 1 30 25 30 280,000 100,000 100,000 Totals ........................................................................................ ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES SSA–1020 (paper application form) ................................................ i1020 (online application) ................................................................. Field office interview ........................................................................ 1,000,000 ............................ ............................ 480,000 2. Medicare Subsidy Quality Review Forms—20 CFR 418(b)(5)—0960–0707. The Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 mandated the creation of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:28 Oct 27, 2008 Jkt 217001 Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage program and provided for certain subsidies for eligible Medicare beneficiaries to help pay for the costs of PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 prescription drugs. As part of its stewardship duties of the Medicare Part D subsidy program, SSA must conduct periodic quality review checks of the E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 64005 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 28, 2008 / Notices information Medicare beneficiaries report on their subsidy applications (Form SSA–1020). SSA uses the Medicare Quality Review program to conduct these checks. Beginning in January 2010, SSA will revise the Medicare Quality Review system to comply with Public Law 110– 275. Specifically, we will: (1) Eliminate the use of Form SSA–9309, the Life Insurance Verification form; and (2) remove any questions about life insurance policy values and in-kind support and maintenance from the other Number of respondents Form No. and name SSA–9301 (Medicare Subsidy Quality Review Case Analysis Questionnaire) .............................................................................. SSA–9302 (Notice of Quality Review Acknowledgement Form for those with Phones) ...................................................................... SSA–9303 (Notice of Quality Review Acknowledgement Form for those without Phones) ................................................................. SSA–9304 (Checklist of Required Information; burden accounted for with forms SSA–9302, SSA–9303, SSA–9311, SSA–9314) .. SSA–9308 (Request for Information) .............................................. SSA–9310 (Request for Documents) .............................................. SSA–9311 (Notice of Appointment—Denial—Reviewer Will Call) .. SSA–9312 (Notice of Appointment—Denial—Please Call Reviewer) .......................................................................................... SSA–8510 (Authorization to the Social Security Administration to Obtain Personal Information) ....................................................... SSA–9313 (Notice of Quality Review Acknowledgement Form for those with Phones) ...................................................................... SSA–9314 (Notice of Quality Review Acknowledgement Form for those without Phones) ................................................................. Totals ........................................................................................ 3. Redetermination of Eligibility for Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs—0960–0723. As required by the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108–173), SSA conducts lowincome subsidy eligibility redeterminations for Medicare beneficiaries who filed for the subsidy and were determined by SSA to be eligible. SSA will conduct subsidy eligibility redeterminations under two circumstances: (1) When an individual completes Form SSA–1026–OCR–SM– SCE to report a subsidy changing event Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated annual burden (hours) 5,000 1 30 2,500 5,000 1 15 1,250 500 1 15 125 ............................ 10,000 5,000 450 ............................ 1 1 1 ............................ 15 5 15 2,500 417 113 50 1 15 13 5,000 1 5 417 2,500 1 15 625 500 1 15 125 34,000 ............................ ............................ 8,085 (marriage, separation from a spouse, separated spouses resume living together, divorce, annulment, or death); and (2) when SSA uses Form SSA– 1026–OCR–SM–REDE to conduct an annual review of individuals who became entitled during the prior 12 months, an annual review of a percentage of individuals who are eligible for more than 12 months, and a review of individuals who report a change in income, resources, or household size that may affect the subsidy amount. In compliance with Public Law 110– 275, SSA will use a new version of Form SSA–1026 beginning in January 2010. In this new version, SSA will eliminate questions about the value of life insurance policies and in-kind support and maintenance. The respondents are current recipients of the Medicare Part D low-income subsidy who will undergo an eligibility redetermination for one of the reasons mentioned above. Average burden per response (in minutes) Frequency of response (per year) Number of respondents Form forms in the collection. This ICR is for the revised Medicare Quality Review System, which we will not use until January 2010. The respondents are applicants for the Medicare Part D subsidy whom we have chosen to undergo a Quality Review. Estimated annual burden (in hours) 11,984 249,652 1 1 18 18 3,595 74,896 Total .......................................................................................... ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES SSA–1026–OCR–SM–SCE ............................................................. SSA–1026–OCR–SM–REDE or SSA–1026–B ............................... 261,636 ............................ ............................ 78,491 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:28 Oct 27, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 64006 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 28, 2008 / Notices Dated: October 22, 2008. Elizabeth A. Davidson, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. E8–25691 Filed 10–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Intent To Request Approval From the Office of Management and Budget of a New Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; National Flight Attendant Duty/Rest/Fatigue Field Study Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In response to a Congressional directive to conduct a flight attendant fatigue study, FAA’s Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, will initiate a comprehensive analysis of fatigue in flight attendants across a range of operational conditions. DATES: Please submit comments by November 28, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carla Mauney on (202) 267–9895, or by e-mail at: Carla.Mauney@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES SUMMARY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Title: National Flight Attendant Duty/ Rest/Fatigue Field Study. Type of Request: New collection. OMB Control Number: 2120–XXXX. Forms(s): There are no FAA forms associated with this collection. Affected Public: A total of 210 Respondents. Frequency: The information will be collected daily for one month. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 45 minutes per response. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 4,725 hours. Abstract: In response to a Congressional directive to conduct a flight attendant fatigue study, FAA’s Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, will initiate a comprehensive analysis of fatigue in flight attendants across a range of operational conditions. The specific goals of this project are to systematically assess activity patterns, fatigue, and performance on- and offduty in 210 flight attendants of various levels of seniority from US-based network, low-cost, and regional carriers embarking on domestic and extended international flights. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:28 Oct 27, 2008 Jkt 217001 Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ms. Carla Mauney, Room 712, Federal Aviation Administration, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES–200, 800 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimates of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. ADDRESSES: Issued in Washington, DC, on October 20, 2008. Carla Mauney, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES–200. [FR Doc. E8–25507 Filed 10–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Deadline for Notification of Intent To Use the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Sponsor, Cargo, and Nonprimary Entitlement Funds for Fiscal Year 2009 Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces February 2, 2009, as the deadline for each airport sponsor to notify the FAA whether or not it will use its fiscal year 2009 entitlement funds available under Public Law No. 110–330 to accomplish Airport Improvement Program (AIP)eligible projects that the sponsor previously identified through the Airports Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) process during the preceding year. If a sponsor does not declare their intention regarding the use of fiscal year 2009 entitlement funds by February 2, 2009, FAA will be unable to take the necessary actions to designate these as ‘‘protected’’ carryover funds; these funds will not be carried over without a legislative enactment that provides an additional AIP authorization and an extension of the FAA’s spending authority from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund beyond March 31, 2009. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Mr. Frank J. San Martin, Manager, Airports Financial Assistance Division, APP– 500, on (202) 267–3831. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title 49 of the United States Code, section 47105(f), provides that the sponsor of each airport to which funds are apportioned shall notify the Secretary by such time and in a form as prescribed by the Secretary, of the sponsor’s intent to apply for the funds apportioned to it (entitlements). This notice applies only to those airports that have had entitlement funds apportioned to them, except those nonprimary airports located in designated Block Grant States. Sponsors intending to apply for any of their available entitlement funds, including those unused from prior years, shall submit by February 2, 2009, a written indication to the designated Airports District Office (or Regional Office in regions without Airports District Offices) that they will advertise, bid, and submit an application prior to February 11, 2009, or by the date established by the designated Airport District or Regional Office. This notice is promulgated to expedite and prioritize the grant-making process. In the past when there has been full-year funding for AIP, the FAA has established a deadline of May 1 for an airport sponsor to declare that it will defer use of its entitlement funding. Considering that Congress has authorized the AIP program only until March 31, 2009, i.e. into the middle of a fiscal year, and uncertainty about additional statutory action before the end of the fiscal year, the FAA is establishing February 2, 2009, as the deadline for each airport sponsor to notify the FAA whether or not it will use its fiscal year 2009 entitlement funds. The AIP grant program is operating under the requirements of Public Law 110–329, the ‘‘Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009’’, which is a continuing resolution through March 6, 2009, and Public Law 110–330, the ‘‘Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2008, Part II’’, enacted on September 30, 2008, which amends 49 U.S.C. 48103, to extend AIP for a sixmonth period beginning October 1, 2008 and ending on March 31, 2009. The FAA’s expenditure authority from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund will expire on March 31, 2009, in the absence of an additional statutory extension. Therefore, to avoid the risk of not being able to carryover funds should an additional extension not be enacted, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 209 (Tuesday, October 28, 2008)]
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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of 
information collection packages requiring clearance by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with Public Law (Pub. L.) 
104-13, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. 
This notice includes revisions to existing OMB-approved information 
collections.
    SSA is soliciting comments on the accuracy of the agency's burden 
estimate; the need for the information; its practical utility; ways to 
enhance its quality, utility, and clarity; and ways to minimize the 
burden on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Mail, e-mail, or 
fax your comments and recommendations on the information collection(s) 
to the OMB Desk Officer and the SSA Reports Clearance Officer to the 
addresses or fax numbers listed below.

(OMB), Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA, 
Fax: 202-395-6974, E-mail address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.

(SSA), Social Security Administration, DCBFM, Attn: Reports Clearance 
Officer, 1333 Annex Building, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235, 
Fax: 410-965-6400, E-mail address: OPLM.RCO@ssa.gov.
    The information collections below are pending at SSA. SSA will 
submit them to OMB within 60 days from the date of this notice. 
Therefore, your comments would be most helpful if you submit them to 
SSA within 60 days from the date of this publication. Individuals can 
obtain copies of these collection instruments by calling the SSA 
Reports Clearance Officer at 410-965-0454 or by writing to the e-mail 
address listed above.
    1. Application for EXTRA Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan 
Costs--20 CFR 418.3101--0960-0696. The Medicare Modernization Act of 
2003 mandated the creation of the Medicare Part D prescription drug 
coverage program and provided for certain subsidies for eligible 
Medicare beneficiaries to help pay for the costs of prescription drugs. 
SSA uses Form SSA-1020 (and the i1020, its electronic counterpart), the 
Application for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs, 
to collect information to make Part D subsidy eligibility 
determinations.
    In compliance with Public Law 110-275, beginning in January 2010, 
SSA will use a new version of Form SSA-1020. In this new version, SSA 
will eliminate questions about the value of life insurance policies and 
in-kind support and maintenance, and we will ask applicants about their 
interest in applying for the Medicare Savings Program. This information 
collection request (ICR) is for the new version we will use in 2010. 
The respondents are Medicare beneficiaries who are applying for the 
Medicare Part D subsidy.

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                                                                               Average burden       Estimated
                Form type                     Number of       Frequency of      per response      annual burden
                                             respondents        response          (minutes)          (hours)
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SSA-1020 (paper application form).......           560,000                 1                30           280,000
i1020 (online application)..............           240,000                 1                25           100,000
Field office interview..................           200,000                 1                30           100,000
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    Totals..............................         1,000,000  ................  ................           480,000
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    2. Medicare Subsidy Quality Review Forms--20 CFR 418(b)(5)--0960-
0707. The Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 mandated the creation of 
the Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage program and provided for 
certain subsidies for eligible Medicare beneficiaries to help pay for 
the costs of prescription drugs. As part of its stewardship duties of 
the Medicare Part D subsidy program, SSA must conduct periodic quality 
review checks of the

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information Medicare beneficiaries report on their subsidy applications 
(Form SSA-1020). SSA uses the Medicare Quality Review program to 
conduct these checks.
    Beginning in January 2010, SSA will revise the Medicare Quality 
Review system to comply with Public Law 110-275. Specifically, we will: 
(1) Eliminate the use of Form SSA-9309, the Life Insurance Verification 
form; and (2) remove any questions about life insurance policy values 
and in-kind support and maintenance from the other forms in the 
collection. This ICR is for the revised Medicare Quality Review System, 
which we will not use until January 2010. The respondents are 
applicants for the Medicare Part D subsidy whom we have chosen to 
undergo a Quality Review.

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                                                                               Average burden
            Form No. and name                 Number of       Frequency of      per response    Estimated annual
                                             respondents        response          (minutes)      burden (hours)
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 SSA-9301 (Medicare Subsidy Quality                  5,000                 1                30             2,500
 Review Case Analysis Questionnaire)....
 SSA-9302 (Notice of Quality Review                  5,000                 1                15             1,250
 Acknowledgement Form for those with
 Phones)................................
 SSA-9303 (Notice of Quality Review                    500                 1                15               125
 Acknowledgement Form for those without
 Phones)................................
 SSA-9304 (Checklist of Required          ................  ................  ................
 Information; burden accounted for with
 forms SSA-9302, SSA-9303, SSA-9311, SSA-
 9314)..................................
 SSA-9308 (Request for Information).....            10,000                 1                15             2,500
 SSA-9310 (Request for Documents).......             5,000                 1                 5               417
 SSA-9311 (Notice of Appointment--                     450                 1                15               113
 Denial--Reviewer Will Call)............
 SSA-9312 (Notice of Appointment--                      50                 1                15                13
 Denial--Please Call Reviewer)..........
 SSA-8510 (Authorization to the Social               5,000                 1                 5               417
 Security Administration to Obtain
 Personal Information)..................
 SSA-9313 (Notice of Quality Review                  2,500                 1                15               625
 Acknowledgement Form for those with
 Phones)................................
 SSA-9314 (Notice of Quality Review                    500                 1                15               125
 Acknowledgement Form for those without
 Phones)................................
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     Totals.............................            34,000  ................  ................             8,085
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    3. Redetermination of Eligibility for Help with Medicare 
Prescription Drug Plan Costs--0960-0723. As required by the Medicare 
Modernization Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-173), SSA conducts low-income 
subsidy eligibility redeterminations for Medicare beneficiaries who 
filed for the subsidy and were determined by SSA to be eligible. SSA 
will conduct subsidy eligibility redeterminations under two 
circumstances: (1) When an individual completes Form SSA-1026-OCR-SM-
SCE to report a subsidy changing event (marriage, separation from a 
spouse, separated spouses resume living together, divorce, annulment, 
or death); and (2) when SSA uses Form SSA-1026-OCR-SM-REDE to conduct 
an annual review of individuals who became entitled during the prior 12 
months, an annual review of a percentage of individuals who are 
eligible for more than 12 months, and a review of individuals who 
report a change in income, resources, or household size that may affect 
the subsidy amount.
    In compliance with Public Law 110-275, SSA will use a new version 
of Form SSA-1026 beginning in January 2010. In this new version, SSA 
will eliminate questions about the value of life insurance policies and 
in-kind support and maintenance. The respondents are current recipients 
of the Medicare Part D low-income subsidy who will undergo an 
eligibility redetermination for one of the reasons mentioned above.

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                                                              Frequency of     Average burden   Estimated annual
                  Form                        Number of       response (per     per  response      burden (in
                                             respondents          year)         (in minutes)         hours)
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 SSA-1026-OCR-SM-SCE....................            11,984                 1                18             3,595
SSA-1026-OCR-SM-REDE or SSA-1026-B......           249,652                 1                18            74,896
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    Total...............................           261,636  ................  ................            78,491
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    Dated: October 22, 2008.
Elizabeth A. Davidson,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-25691 Filed 10-27-08; 8:45 am]
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