Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 78399-78400 [E8-30313]

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 78400 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 246 / Monday, December 22, 2008 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES employment or self-employment. Certain types of work may indicate an annuitant’s recovery from disability. The provisions relating to the reduction or non-payment of annuities by reasons of work and an annuitant’s recovery from disability for work are prescribed in 20 CFR 220.17–220.20. The RRB conducts continuing disability reviews (CDR) to determine whether annuitants continue to meet the disability requirements of the law. Provisions relating to when and how often the RRB conducts CDRs are prescribed in 20 CFR 220.186. Form G–254, Continuing Disability Report, is used by the RRB to develop information for CDR determinations, including determinations prompted by a report of work, return to railroad service, allegations of medical improvement, or routine disability callup. Completion is required to obtain or retain benefits. Completion time is estimated at 5 to 35 minutes. Form G–254a, Continuing Disability Update Report, is used to help identify disability annuitants whose work activity and/or recent medical history warrants a more extensive review and thus completion of Form G–254. Completion is required to obtain or retain benefits. Completion time is estimated at 5 minutes per response. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (73 FR 53909 & 53910 on September 17, 2008) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Continuing Disability Report. Form(s) submitted: G–254, G–254a. OMB Control Number: 3220–0187. Expiration date of current OMB clearance: 12/31/2008. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or Households, Business or other for-profit. Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,500. Total annual responses: 3,000. Total annual reporting hours: 748. Abstract: Under the Railroad Retirement Act, a disability annuity can be reduced or not paid, depending on the amount of earnings and type of work performed. The collection obtains information about a disabled annuitant’s employment and earnings. Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes revision to Form G–254 to modify an existing item in order to clarify information regarding the circumstances surrounding a disabled annuitant’s selfemployment. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–254a. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:07 Dec 19, 2008 Jkt 217001 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. E8–30313 Filed 12–19–08; 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 three (3) 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, it is best if RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of publication date. 1. Appeal Under the Railroad Retirement and Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act; OMB 3220–0007 Under Section 7 (b)(3) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), and section 5(c) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) any person aggrieved by a decision on his or her application for an annuity or benefit under that Act has the right to appeal to PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the RRB. This right is prescribed in 20 CFR part 260 and 20 CFR part 320. The notification letter sent to the individual at the time of the original action on the application informs the applicant of such right. When an individual protests a decision, the concerned bureau reviews the entire file and any additional evidence submitted and sends the applicant a letter explaining the basis of the determination. The applicant is then notified that if he or she wishes to protest further, they can appeal to the RRB’s Bureau of Hearings and Appeals. The procedure pertaining to the filing of such an appeal is prescribed in 20 CFR 260.5 and 260.9 and 20 CFR 320.12 and 320.38. The form prescribed by the RRB for filing an appeal under the RRA or RUIA is form HA–1, Appeal Under the Railroad Retirement Act or Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act. The form asks the applicant to furnish the basis for the appeal and what additional evidence, if any, is to be submitted. Completion is voluntary, however if the information is not provided the RRB cannot process the appeal. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (73 FR 52432 & 52433 on September 9, 2008) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Appeal Under the Railroad Retirement and Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act. Form(s) submitted: HA–1. OMB Control Number: 3220–0007. 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: 650. Total annual responses: 650. Total annual reporting hours: 217. Abstract: Under Section 7(b)(3) of the Railroad Retirement Act and Section 5 (c) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, a person aggrieved by a decision on his or her application for an annuity or other benefit has the right to appeal to the RRB. The collection provides the means for the appeal action. One response is requested of each respondent. Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes to remove items from Form HA–1 that requests the appellant to provide their social security number. No other changes are proposed. Completion is required to obtain or retain benefits. E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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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 
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, 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)

    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

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employment or self-employment. Certain types of work may indicate an 
annuitant's recovery from disability. The provisions relating to the 
reduction or non-payment of annuities by reasons of work and an 
annuitant's recovery from disability for work are prescribed in 20 CFR 
220.17-220.20. The RRB conducts continuing disability reviews (CDR) to 
determine whether annuitants continue to meet the disability 
requirements of the law. Provisions relating to when and how often the 
RRB conducts CDRs are prescribed in 20 CFR 220.186.
    Form G-254, Continuing Disability Report, is used by the RRB to 
develop information for CDR determinations, including determinations 
prompted by a report of work, return to railroad service, allegations 
of medical improvement, or routine disability call-up. Completion is 
required to obtain or retain benefits. Completion time is estimated at 
5 to 35 minutes.
    Form G-254a, Continuing Disability Update Report, is used to help 
identify disability annuitants whose work activity and/or recent 
medical history warrants a more extensive review and thus completion of 
Form G-254. Completion is required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Completion time is estimated at 5 minutes per response.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (73 FR 53909 & 53910 on September 17, 2008) 
required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Continuing Disability Report.
    Form(s) submitted: G-254, G-254a.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0187.
    Expiration date of current OMB clearance: 12/31/2008.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households, Business or other for-
profit.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,500.
    Total annual responses: 3,000.
    Total annual reporting hours: 748.
    Abstract: Under the Railroad Retirement Act, a disability annuity 
can be reduced or not paid, depending on the amount of earnings and 
type of work performed. The collection obtains information about a 
disabled annuitant's employment and earnings.
    Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes revision to Form G-254 to modify 
an existing item in order to clarify information regarding the 
circumstances surrounding a disabled annuitant's self-employment. The 
RRB proposes no changes to Form G-254a.
    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. E8-30313 Filed 12-19-08; 8:45 am]
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