Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 78399 [E8-30275]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 246 / Monday, December 22, 2008 / Notices Street, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OPM published notice of its intention to request an extension of the price and background surveys in the Federal Register on May 2, 2008 (73 FR 24321). OPM did not receive any comments in response to the notice. Office of Personnel Management. Howard Weizmann, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. E8–30287 Filed 12–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–39–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Proposed Collection; Comment Request 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 collection is 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. Title and purpose of information collection: Request for Internet Services, OMB 3220–0198. The RRB uses a Personal Identification Number (PIN)/Password system that allows RRB customers to conduct business with the agency electronically. As part of the system, the RRB collects information needed to establish a unique PIN/Password that allows customer access to RRB Internetbased services. The information collected is matched against records of the railroad employee that are maintained by the RRB. If the information is verified, the request is approved and the RRB mails a Password Request Code (PRC) to the requestor. If the information provided cannot be verified, the requestor is advised to contact the nearest field office of the RRB to resolve the discrepancy. Once a PRC is obtained from the RRB, the requestor can apply for a PIN/Password VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:07 Dec 19, 2008 Jkt 217001 online. Once the PIN/Password has been established, the requestor has access to RRB Internet-based services. The RRB estimates that approximately 9,756 requests for PRC’s and PIN/Passwords are received annually and that it takes 5 minutes per response to secure a PRC and 1.5 minutes to establish a PIN/ Password. Completion is voluntary, however, the RRB will be unable to provide a PRC or allow a requestor to establish a PIN/Password (thereby denying system access), if the requests are not completed. The RRB proposes no changes to the PRC and PIN/ Password screens. 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 sent to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 N. Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–2092 or Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV. Comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–30275 Filed 12–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P 78399 it is best if RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of publication date. 1. Application and Claim for RUIA Benefits Unpaid at Death; OMB 3220– 0055 Under Section 2(g) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), benefits under that Act that accrued but were not paid because of the death of an employee shall be paid to the same individual(s) to whom benefits are payable under Section 6(a)(1) of the Railroad Retirement Act. The provisions relating to the payment of such benefits are prescribed in 20 CFR 325.5 and 20 CFR 335.5. The RRB provides Form UI–63, Application for Benefits Due but Unpaid at Death, for use in applying for the accrued sickness or unemployment benefits unpaid at the death of the employee and for securing the information needed by the RRB to identify the proper payee. Completion time for Form UI–63 is estimated at 7 minutes. Completion is required to obtain a benefit. One response is requested of each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (73 FR 51535 & 51536 on September 3, 2008) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) 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 two (2) Information Collection Requests (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 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 collections of information to determine (1) The practical utility of the collections; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collections; (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, PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title: Application and Claim for RUIA Benefits Due at Death. Form(s) submitted: UI–63. OMB Control Number: 3220–0055. Expiration date of current OMB clearance: 12/31/2008. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated annual number of respondents: 200. Total annual responses: 200. Total annual reporting hours: 23. Abstract: The collection obtains the information needed by the Railroad Retirement Board to pay, under section 2(g) of the RUIA, benefits under that Act accrued, but not paid because of the death of the employee. Changes Proposed: Non-burden impacting editorial changes to Form UI– 63 are proposed. 2. Continuing Disability Report; OMB 3220–0187. Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act, an annuity is not payable or is reduced for any month in which the annuitant works for a railroad or earns more than prescribed dollar amounts from either non-railroad E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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 
collection is 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.
    Title and purpose of information collection: Request for Internet 
Services, OMB 3220-0198.
    The RRB uses a Personal Identification Number (PIN)/Password system 
that allows RRB customers to conduct business with the agency 
electronically. As part of the system, the RRB collects information 
needed to establish a unique PIN/Password that allows customer access 
to RRB Internet-based services. The information collected is matched 
against records of the railroad employee that are maintained by the 
RRB. If the information is verified, the request is approved and the 
RRB mails a Password Request Code (PRC) to the requestor. If the 
information provided cannot be verified, the requestor is advised to 
contact the nearest field office of the RRB to resolve the discrepancy. 
Once a PRC is obtained from the RRB, the requestor can apply for a PIN/
Password online. Once the PIN/Password has been established, the 
requestor has access to RRB Internet-based services. The RRB estimates 
that approximately 9,756 requests for PRC's and PIN/Passwords are 
received annually and that it takes 5 minutes per response to secure a 
PRC and 1.5 minutes to establish a PIN/Password. Completion is 
voluntary, however, the RRB will be unable to provide a PRC or allow a 
requestor to establish a PIN/Password (thereby denying system access), 
if the requests are not completed. The RRB proposes no changes to the 
PRC and PIN/Password screens.
    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 sent to Ronald 
J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 N. Rush Street, Chicago, 
Illinois 60611-2092 or Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV. Comments should be 
received within 60 days of this notice.

Charles Mierzwa,
Clearance Officer.
 [FR Doc. E8-30275 Filed 12-19-08; 8:45 am]
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