Proposed Data Collection(s) Available for Public Comment and Recommendations, 68462-68463 [E8-27317]

Download as PDF 68462 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 18, 2008 / Notices November 13, 2008. R. Michelle Schroll, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–27467 Filed 11–14–08; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD 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. Proposed Data Collection(s) Available for Public Comment and Recommendations 1. Title and Purpose of Information Collection 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 collections are 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 Request to Non-Railroad Employer for Information About Annuitant’s Work and Earnings; OMB 3220–0107. Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), a railroad employee’s retirement annuity or an annuity paid to the spouse of a railroad employee is subject to work deductions in the Tier II component of the annuity and any employee supplemental annuity for any month in which the annuitant works for a Last PreRetirement Non-Railroad Employer (LPE). LPE is defined as the last person, company, or institution, other than a railroad employer, that employed an employee or spouse annuitant. In addition, the employee, spouse or divorced spouse Tier I annuity benefit is subject to work deductions under Section 2(F)(1) of the RRA for earnings from any non-railroad employer that are over the annual exempt amount. The regulations pertaining to non-payment of annuities by reason of work are contained in 20 CFR 230.1 and 230.2. The RRB utilizes Form RL–231–F, Request to Non-Railroad Employer for Information About Annuitant’s Work and Earnings, to obtain the information needed for determining if any work deductions should be applied because an annuitant worked in non-railroad employment after the annuity beginning date. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is voluntary. The RRB is proposing no changes to Form RL–231–F. The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows: ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN Annual responses Form #(s) Time (minutes) Burden (hours) RL–231–F ...................................................................................................................................................... 300 30 150 Total ........................................................................................................................................................ 300 .................. 150 2. Title and Purpose of Information Collection Supplemental Information on Accident and Insurance; OMB 3220– 0036. Under Section 12(o) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), the Railroad Retirement Board is entitled to reimbursement of the sickness benefits paid to a railroad employee if the employee receives a sum or damages for the same infirmity for which the benefits are paid. Section 2(f) of the RUIA requires employers to reimburse the RRB for days in which salary, wages, pay for time lost or other remuneration is later determined to be payable. Reimbursements under section 2(f) generally result from the award of pay for time lost or the payment of guaranteed wages. The RUIA prescribes that the amount of benefits paid be deducted and held by the employer in a special fund for reimbursement to the RRB. The RRB currently utilizes Form(s) SI–1c, (Supplemental Information on Accident and Insurance), SI–5 (Report of Payments to Employee Claiming Sickness Benefits Under the RUIA), ID– 3s (Request for Lien Information), ID– 3s–1, (Lien Information Under Section 12(o) of the RUIA), ID–3u (Request for Section 2(f) Information), ID–30k (Form Letter Asking Claimant for Additional Information on Injury or Illness), and ID–30k–1 (Request for Supplemental Information on Injury or Illness—3rd Party), to obtain the necessary information from claimants and railroad employers. The RRB proposes minor non-burden impacting changes to all of the forms in the collection. Completion is required to obtain benefits. One response is requested of each respondent. The estimated annual respondent burden for this collection is as follows: ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN Annual responses dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Form #(s) Time (minutes) Burden (hours) SI–1c .............................................................................................................................................................. SI–5 ................................................................................................................................................................ ID–3s .............................................................................................................................................................. ID–3s.1 ........................................................................................................................................................... ID–3u ............................................................................................................................................................. ID–30k ............................................................................................................................................................ ID–30k.1 ......................................................................................................................................................... 1,000 2,500 18,500 500 1,500 2,000 2,500 5 5 3 3 3 5 5 93 208 926 25 76 208 167 Total ........................................................................................................................................................ 28,500 .................. 1,693 VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:36 Nov 17, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 18, 2008 / Notices 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. E8–27317 Filed 11–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon written request, copies available from: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Extension: Regulation S–K, OMB Control No. 3235–0071, SEC File No. 270–2. 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’’) is soliciting comments on the collection of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. Regulation S–K (17 CFR 229.101– 229.103, 229.201–229.202, 229.301– 229.308T, 229.401–229.407, 229.501– 229.512, 229.601, 229.701–229.703, 229.801–229.802, 229.901–229.915) specifies the non-financial disclosure requirements applicable to registration statements under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.) and registration statements under Section 12, annual and other reports under Section 13 and 15(d), going-private transaction statements under Section 13, tender offer statements under Section 13 and 14, annual reports to security holders and proxy and information statements under Section 14 and any other documents required to be filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78l, 78m, 78n, 78o(d)). Regulation S–K is assigned one burden hour for administrative convenience. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:36 Nov 17, 2008 Jkt 217001 Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden imposed by the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. Please direct your written comments to Lewis W. Walker, Acting Director/ CIO, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Shirley Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312; or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: November 6, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–27252 Filed 11–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Rule 34b–1; File No. 270–305; OMB Control No. 3235–0346. 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 (the ‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collection of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. Rule 34b–1 under the Investment Company Act (17 CFR 270.34b–1) governs sales material that accompanies or follows the delivery of a statutory prospectus (‘‘sales literature’’).1 Rule 34b–1 deems to be materially misleading any investment company sales literature required to be filed with 1 A ‘‘statutory prospectus’’ is a prospectus that meets the requirements of Section 10(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77j(a)). PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68463 the Commission by Section 24(b) of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a–24(b)) 2 that includes performance data, unless the sales literature also includes the appropriate uniformly computed data and the legend disclosure required in investment company advertisements by rule 482 under the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.482). Requiring the inclusion of such standardized performance data in sales literature is designed to prevent misleading performance claims by funds and to enable investors to make meaningful comparisons among fund performance claims. The Commission estimates that 3,210 respondents file approximately 13,001 responses with the Commission that include the information required by rule 34b–1. The burden from rule 34b–1 requires 2.41 hours per response resulting from creating the information required under rule 34b–1. The total burden hours for rule 34b–1 is 31,332 per year in the aggregate (13,001 responses × 2.41 hours per response). Estimates of average burden hours are made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and are not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules and forms. The collection of information under rule 34b–1 is mandatory. The information provided under rule 34b–1 is not kept confidential. The Commission may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proposed performance of the functions of the agency, including whether information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given 2 Sales literature addressed to or intended for distribution to prospective investors is deemed filed with the Commission for purposes of Section 24(b) of the Investment Company Act upon filing with a national securities association registered under Section 15A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that has adopted rules providing standards for the investment company advertising practices of its members and has established and implemented procedures to review that advertising. See Rule 24b–3 under the Investment Company Act (17 CFR 270.24b–3). E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 223 (Tuesday, November 18, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68462-68463]
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[FR Doc No: E8-27317]


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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Proposed Data Collection(s) Available for Public Comment and 
Recommendations

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 
collections are 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.

1. Title and Purpose of Information Collection

    Request to Non-Railroad Employer for Information About Annuitant's 
Work and Earnings; OMB 3220-0107.
    Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), a railroad 
employee's retirement annuity or an annuity paid to the spouse of a 
railroad employee is subject to work deductions in the Tier II 
component of the annuity and any employee supplemental annuity for any 
month in which the annuitant works for a Last Pre-Retirement Non-
Railroad Employer (LPE). LPE is defined as the last person, company, or 
institution, other than a railroad employer, that employed an employee 
or spouse annuitant. In addition, the employee, spouse or divorced 
spouse Tier I annuity benefit is subject to work deductions under 
Section 2(F)(1) of the RRA for earnings from any non-railroad employer 
that are over the annual exempt amount. The regulations pertaining to 
non-payment of annuities by reason of work are contained in 20 CFR 
230.1 and 230.2.
    The RRB utilizes Form RL-231-F, Request to Non-Railroad Employer 
for Information About Annuitant's Work and Earnings, to obtain the 
information needed for determining if any work deductions should be 
applied because an annuitant worked in non-railroad employment after 
the annuity beginning date. One response is requested of each 
respondent. Completion is voluntary. The RRB is proposing no changes to 
Form RL-231-F.
    The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows:

                  Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                        Annual       Time       Burden
          Form (s)            responses   (minutes)    (hours)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
RL-231-F............................         300          30         150
                                     -----------------------------------
    Total...........................         300  ..........         150
------------------------------------------------------------------------

2. Title and Purpose of Information Collection

    Supplemental Information on Accident and Insurance; OMB 3220-0036. 
Under Section 12(o) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), 
the Railroad Retirement Board is entitled to reimbursement of the 
sickness benefits paid to a railroad employee if the employee receives 
a sum or damages for the same infirmity for which the benefits are 
paid. Section 2(f) of the RUIA requires employers to reimburse the RRB 
for days in which salary, wages, pay for time lost or other 
remuneration is later determined to be payable. Reimbursements under 
section 2(f) generally result from the award of pay for time lost or 
the payment of guaranteed wages. The RUIA prescribes that the amount of 
benefits paid be deducted and held by the employer in a special fund 
for reimbursement to the RRB.
    The RRB currently utilizes Form(s) SI-1c, (Supplemental Information 
on Accident and Insurance), SI-5 (Report of Payments to Employee 
Claiming Sickness Benefits Under the RUIA), ID-3s (Request for Lien 
Information), ID-3s-1, (Lien Information Under Section 12(o) of the 
RUIA), ID-3u (Request for Section 2(f) Information), ID-30k (Form 
Letter Asking Claimant for Additional Information on Injury or 
Illness), and ID-30k-1 (Request for Supplemental Information on Injury 
or Illness--3rd Party), to obtain the necessary information from 
claimants and railroad employers. The RRB proposes minor non-burden 
impacting changes to all of the forms in the collection. Completion is 
required to obtain benefits. One response is requested of each 
respondent.
    The estimated annual respondent burden for this collection is as 
follows:

                  Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                        Annual       Time       Burden
          Form (s)            responses   (minutes)    (hours)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SI-1c...............................       1,000           5          93
SI-5................................       2,500           5         208
ID-3s...............................      18,500           3         926
ID-3s.1.............................         500           3          25
ID-3u...............................       1,500           3          76
ID-30k..............................       2,000           5         208
ID-30k.1............................       2,500           5         167
                                     -----------------------------------
    Total...........................      28,500  ..........       1,693
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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. E8-27317 Filed 11-17-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7905-01-P