Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 8129-8130 [E9-3770]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 34 / Monday, February 23, 2009 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Registered Mail. The Postal Service plans to increase fees for Registered Mail by an average of 8.7 percent to reflect the high value of service offered, and to improve the very low cost coverage. Id. Stamped Envelopes. The Postal Service plans to increase the fees for single-piece stamped envelopes by one cent. It says it keeps the fees for plain envelopes in packs of 500 as close to the cap as possible within the rounding constraints. Fees for personalized envelopes, however, increase by more than the cap to reflect the convenience this service provides. The Postal Service states that it is enhancing the value of service by introducing new envelope options, some of which will be available on a date later than May 11, 2009. Id. at 24–25. Stamped Cards. The Postal Service does not plan to increase the fee for single Stamped Cards. Id. at 25. Bulk Parcel Return Service. The Postal Service states that the increase in the per-piece fee is similar to the general increase for Standard Mail parcels. Id. Restricted Delivery, Collect on Delivery Notice of Nondelivery and Alteration of Charges, and Money Order inquiries. The Postal Service says the fee increases for these services reflect their high value of service. Id. International Special Services. The Postal Service says its general approach to international special services has been to set fees for those services that are similar to the fees for the equivalent domestic service, and that it has followed this approach for International Certificates of Mailing; International Registered Mail; International Return Receipts; and International Restricted Delivery. Id. VIII. Compliance With Preferred Mail Requirements The Postal Service explains its compliance with section 3626, which sets forth pricing requirements for certain preferred categories of mail. Id. at 25–27. It contends that the price adjustment continues to recognize the preferential status of Within County Periodicals. 39 U.S.C. 3626(a)(3). The Postal Service states that the rate adjustments maintain the rate preference for Nonprofit and Classroom pieces at a 5 percent discount on all components of postage except for advertising pounds and ride-along postage. 3626(a)(4)(A)–(B). The Postal Service continues to provide Science of Agriculture Periodicals with advertising pound rates for DDU [destination delivery unit], DSCF, DADC [destination area destination center] and Zones 1 & 2 that are 75 percent of the advertising VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:31 Feb 20, 2009 Jkt 217001 pound rates applicable to regular Periodicals. 39 U.S.C. 3626(a)(5). Nonprofit Standard Mail prices are set to achieve a revenue per-piece ratio of 60.2 percent of the commercial average revenue per piece. 39 U.S.C. 3626(a)(6). The Postal Service states that it has set the prices for Library Mail to be, as nearly as practical, equal to 95 percent of the prices for Media Mail. 39 U.S.C. 3626(a)(7). Finally, the Postal Service states that it implemented a new ‘‘limited circulation’’ discount in 2008, which gives Outside County pieces of Periodicals having fewer than 5,000 Outside County pieces and at least one Within County piece a discount equivalent to the Nonprofit and Classroom Periodicals discount. IX. Compliance With Workshare Discount Rules The Postal Service explains that section 3622(e) requires the Postal Service to justify any worksharing discounts that exceed 100 percent of avoided costs by reference to the exceptions specified in that provision. Id. at 27. In addition, 39 CFR 3010.14(b)(6) requires the Postal Service to explain any discount set substantially below 100 percent of avoided costs. Id. at 29. The workshare discounts, cost differentials, and passthroughs are shown in Appendix B. The accompanying explanations are provided on a class-by-class basis in the Adjustment Notice at pages 29–45. X. Mail Classification Schedule Product Description Changes The Postal Service addresses 39 CFR 3010.14(b)(9) in part III of its Adjustment Notice. Id. at 45–47. This rule requires that the Adjustment Notice include all the changes to the product descriptions within the MCS that are necessitated by the planned price adjustments. These changes are presented based on draft MCS language that is being developed by the Commission in cooperation with the Postal Service. The draft MCS will be the subject of a future rulemaking, which will include the opportunity for public comment. The Postal Service provides the proposed MCS revisions in Appendix A. Part III of the Adjustment Notice also summarizes the classification changes identified above in this notice and previously in the Adjustment Notice. It also identifies a further Outbound Single-Piece First-Class Mail International classification change which splits the current Canada and Mexico Postcard category into two distinct price categories. Id. at 46. PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8129 XI. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. R2009–2 to consider the planned price adjustments in rates and fees for market dominant postal products and services identified in the Postal Service’s February 10, 2009 Adjustment Notice. 2. Interested persons may submit comments on the planned price adjustments. Comments are due March 2, 2009. 3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, the Commission appoints Kenneth E. Richardson, Pamela A. Thompson, and William C. Miller to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. 4. The Commission directs the Secretary of the Commission to arrange for prompt publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Dated February 12, 2009. By the Commission. Steven W. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–3781 Filed 2–20–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–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 an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to request a revision to the following collection of information: 3220–0198, Request for Internet Services. 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 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 E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 8130 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 34 / Monday, February 23, 2009 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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 9,756 PIN/ Passwords are established annually and that it takes 5 minutes per response to secure a PRC and 1.5 minutes to establish a PIN/Password. Two responses are requested of each respondent and 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. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collection of information to determine: (1) The practical utility of the collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collection; (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. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (73 FR 78399 on December 22, 2008) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Request for Internet Services. OMB Control Number: 3220–0198. Form(s) submitted: N/A. Type of request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or households. Abstract: The Railroad Retirement Board collects information needed to provide customers with the ability to request a Password Request Code and subsequently, to establish an individual PIN/Password, the initial steps in providing the option of conducting transactions with the RRB on a routine basis through the Internet. Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to the PRC and PIN/ Password screens. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:31 Feb 20, 2009 Jkt 217001 The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated annual number of respondents: 9,756. Total annual responses: 19,512. Total annual reporting hours: 1,057. Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the screens and supporting documents can be obtained by contacting 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. E9–3770 Filed 2–20–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–59273; File No. SR–FINRA– 2008–067] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change to Adopt Rules Governing Financial Responsibility in the Consolidated FINRA Rulebook Correction In notice document E9–1807 beginning on page 4992 in the issue of Wednesday, January 28, 2009 make the following correction: On page 4992, in the third column, under the subject paragraph the date ‘‘January 22, 2009’’ should appear. [FR Doc. Z9–1807 Filed 2–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D PO 00000 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–59405; File No. SR– NASDAQ–2009–008] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change to Modify Rule 7050 Governing Pricing for Nasdaq Members Using the NASDAQ Options Market (‘‘NOM’’) February 13, 2009. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1, and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on February 5, 2009, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (‘‘Nasdaq’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III, below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. Nasdaq has filed this proposal pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) thereunder,4 Nasdaq has designated this proposal as establishing or changing a due, fee, or other charge applicable only to members, which renders the proposed rule change effective upon filing. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change Nasdaq has filed a proposed rule change to modify Rule 7050 governing pricing for Nasdaq members using the NASDAQ Options Market (‘‘NOM’’), Nasdaq’s facility for executing and routing standardized equity and index options. Proposed new language is italicized; proposed deletions are in brackets.5 * * * * * 7050. NASDAQ Options Market The following charges shall apply to the use of the order execution and routing services of the NASDAQ Options Market by members for all securities that it trades. (1) Fees for Execution of Contracts on the NASDAQ Options Market 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 5 Changes are marked to the rule text that appears in the electronic manual of Nasdaq found at http://nasdaqomx.cchwallstreet.com. 2 17 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 34 (Monday, February 23, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8129-8130]
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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 
an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to 
request a revision to the following collection of information: 3220-
0198, Request for Internet Services. 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 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

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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 9,756 PIN/Passwords are 
established annually and that it takes 5 minutes per response to secure 
a PRC and 1.5 minutes to establish a PIN/Password. Two responses are 
requested of each respondent and 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.
    The RRB invites comments on the proposed collection of information 
to determine: (1) The practical utility of the collection; (2) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden of the collection; (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.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (73 FR 78399 on December 22, 2008) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Request for Internet Services.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0198.
    Form(s) submitted: N/A.
    Type of request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or households.
    Abstract: The Railroad Retirement Board collects information needed 
to provide customers with the ability to request a Password Request 
Code and subsequently, to establish an individual PIN/Password, the 
initial steps in providing the option of conducting transactions with 
the RRB on a routine basis through the Internet.
    Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to the PRC and PIN/
Password screens.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:
     Estimated annual number of respondents: 9,756.
     Total annual responses: 19,512.
     Total annual reporting hours: 1,057.
    Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the screens and 
supporting documents can be obtained by contacting 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. E9-3770 Filed 2-20-09; 8:45 am]
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