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Download as PDF 79537 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 249 / Monday, December 29, 2008 / Notices The table should appear as follows: If your leverageable capital is: Then your maximum leverage is: (1) (2) (3) (4) 300 percent of Leverageable Capital. $68,400,000 + [2 x (Leverageable Capital ¥$22,800,000)]. $114,200,000 + (Leverageable Capital ¥$45,700,000). $137,100,000. Not over $22,800,000 ......................................................................... Over $22,800,000 but not over $45,700,000 ..................................... Over $45,700,000 but not over $68,600,000 ..................................... Over $68,600,000 ............................................................................... [FR Doc. Z8–29027 Filed 12–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment 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. (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, 1332 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 Number of respondents Form type 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. Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated annual burden (hours) SSA–1020 (paper application form) ................................................................ i1020 (online application) ................................................................................. Field office interview ........................................................................................ 560,000 240,000 200,000 1 1 1 30 40 30 280,000 160,000 100,000 Totals ........................................................................................................ 1,000,000 ........................ ........................ 540,000 dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES 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 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 Number of respondents Form number and name SSA–9301 (Medicare Subsidy Quality Review Case Analysis Questionnaire) VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:19 Dec 24, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Frequency of response 5,000 E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 1 29DEN1 Average burden per response (minutes) 30 Estimated annual burden (hours) 2,500 79538 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 249 / Monday, December 29, 2008 / Notices Number of respondents Form number and name 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 Frequency of response Estimated annual burden (hours) 5,000 1 15 1,250 500 1 15 125 ........................ 10,000 5,000 450 50 ........................ 1 1 1 1 ........................ 15 5 15 15 ........................ 2,500 417 113 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. Frequency of response (per year) Number of respondents Form Average burden per response (minutes) Average burden per response (in minutes) Estimated annual burden (in hours) SSA–1026–OCR–SM–SCE ............................................................................. SSA–1026–OCR–SM–REDE or SSA–1026–B ............................................... 249,652 11,984 1 1 20 20 83,217 3,995 Total .......................................................................................................... 261,636 ........................ ........................ 87,212 Dated: December 19, 2008. John Biles, Reports Clearance Officer, Center for Reports Clearance, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. E8–30801 Filed 12–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES [Public Notice 6471] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture’’ SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:19 Dec 24, 2008 Jkt 217001 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the National Portrait Gallery, PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Washington, DC, from on or about March 27, 2009, until on or about August 2, 2009, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Carol B. Epstein, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202/453–8048). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA–44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547–0001. E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment 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, 1332 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              40         160,000
Field office interview..........................         200,000               1              30         100,000
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................       1,000,000  ..............  ..............         540,000
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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 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
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per       Estimated
              Form number and name                  respondents      response        response      annual burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
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SSA-9301 (Medicare Subsidy Quality Review Case             5,000               1              30           2,500
 Analysis Questionnaire)........................

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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--Denial--                    450               1              15             113
 Reviewer Will Call)............................
SSA-9312 (Notice of Appointment--Denial--Please               50               1              15              13
 Call Reviewer).................................
SSA-8510 (Authorization to the Social Security             5,000               1               5             417
 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).
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    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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                                                                                      Average
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per       Estimated
                      Form                          respondents    response (per   response (in    annual burden
                                                                       year)         minutes)       (in hours)
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SSA-1026-OCR-SM-SCE.............................         249,652               1              20          83,217
SSA-1026-OCR-SM-REDE or SSA-1026-B..............          11,984               1              20           3,995
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................         261,636  ..............  ..............          87,212
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    Dated: December 19, 2008.
John Biles,
Reports Clearance Officer, Center for Reports Clearance, Social 
Security Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-30801 Filed 12-24-08; 8:45 am]
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