Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 18408-18409 [E9-9180]

Download as PDF 18408 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 76 / Wednesday, April 22, 2009 / Notices surveying equipment in or inby the last open crosscut and examine the equipment prior to use to ensure that the equipment is in safe operating condition; (2) have a qualified person examine the equipment at intervals not to exceed 7 days and record the examination results in the weekly electrical equipment examination book. The examination will include: (i) Checking the instrument for any physical damage and the integrity of the case; (ii) removing the battery and inspecting for corrosion; (iii) inspecting the contact points to ensure a secure connection to the battery; (iv) reinserting the battery and powering up and shutting down to ensure proper connections: and (v) checking the battery compartment cover to ensure that it is securely fastened. In addition, the operator will also: (1) Have a qualified person continuously monitor for methane immediately before and during the use of non-permissible surveying equipment within 150 feet of pillar workings; (2) eliminate the use of non-permissible surveying equipment if methane is detected in concentrations at or above 1.0 percent; (3) de-energize the equipment immediately and withdraw the equipment further than 150 feet from pillar workings when 1.0 percent or more of methane is detected while the equipment is in use; (4) eliminate the use of non-permissible surveying equipment where float coal dust is in suspension; (5) charge or change batteries contained in the surveying equipment in fresh air outby the last open crosscut; (6) provide training to qualified personnel who use the surveying equipment to properly recognize the hazards and limitations associated with the use of the equipment; (7) put the non-permissible surveying equipment in service only after MSHA has initially inspected the equipment and determined that it is in compliance with all of the terms and conditions of this petition; and (8) submit proposed revisions for the part 48 training plan to the District Manager, which will include specified initial and refresher training regarding the terms and conditions stated in the Proposed Decision and Order. The petitioner asserts that application of the existing standard would result in a diminution of safety to the miners and the proposed alternative method would at all times guarantee no less than the same measure of protection afforded by the existing standard. Patricia W. Silvey, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. E9–9168 Filed 4–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC-2009-0164] Notice of Availability of Draft NUREG1536, Revision 1A, ‘‘Standard Review Plan for Spent Fuel Dry Storage Systems at a General License Facility’’, and Opportunity to Provide Comments Correction FR Notice Document E9-8602 was published on page 17696 in the issue of Thursday, April 16, 2009. This document was an inadvertent republication of FR Doc. E9-8599, which published on page 15746 in the issue of Wednesday, April 15, 2009. Therefore, FR Doc. E9-8602 is withdrawn. [FR Doc. Z9–8599 Filed 4–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D 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. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Application for Survivor Insurance Annuities; OMB 3220–0030. Under Section 2(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), monthly survivor annuities are payable to surviving widow(er)s, parents, unmarried children, and in certain cases, divorced wives (husbands), mothers (fathers), remarried widow(er)s, and grandchildren of deceased railroad employees. The collection obtains the information required by the RRB to determine entitlement to and the amount of the annuity applied for. The RRB currently utilizes Form(s) AA–17, Application for Widow(ers) Annuity, AA–17b Applications for Determination of Widow(er) Disability, AA–17cert, Application Summary and Certification, AA–18, Application for Mother’s/Father’s and Child’s Annuity, AA–19, Application for Child’s Annuity, AA–19a, Application for Determination of Child Disability, and AA–20, Application for Parent’s Annuity to obtain the necessary information. The RRB proposes no changes to the forms in the information collection. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is required to obtain benefits. Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows: Annual responses dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Form No.(s) AA–17 (manual, without assistance) ............................................................................................................. AA–17b (with assistance) .............................................................................................................................. AA–17b (without assistance) ......................................................................................................................... AA–17cert ...................................................................................................................................................... AA–18 (manual, without assistance) ............................................................................................................. AA–19 (manual, without assistance) ............................................................................................................. AA–19a (with assistance) .............................................................................................................................. AA–19a (without assistance) ......................................................................................................................... AA–20 (manual, without assistance) ............................................................................................................. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:31 Apr 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 100 280 20 3,000 12 9 285 15 1 22APN1 Time (min) Burden (hrs) 47 40 50 20 47 47 45 65 47 78 187 17 1,000 9 7 214 16 1 dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 76 / Wednesday, April 22, 2009 / Notices 2. Title and purpose of information collection: Employer’s Deemed Service Month Questionnaire; OMB 3220–0156. Section 3 (i) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), as amended by Public Law 98–76, provides that the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), under certain circumstances, may deem additional months of service in cases where an employee does not actually work in every month of the year, provided the employee satisfies certain eligibility requirements, including the existence of an employment relation between the employee and his or her employer. The procedures pertaining to the deeming of additional months of service are found in the RRB’s regulations at 20 CFR Part 210, Creditable Railroad Service. The RRB utilizes Form GL–99, Employers Deemed Service Months Questionnaire, to obtain service and compensation information from railroad employers needed to determine if an employee can be credited with additional deemed months of railroad service. The RRB proposes non-burden impacting, editorial and formatting changes to Form GL–99. Completion is mandatory. One response is required for each RRB inquiry. The completion time for Form GL–99 is estimated at 2 minutes per response. The RRB estimates that approximately 4,000 responses are received annually. 3. Title and purpose of information collection: Statement of Claimant or Other Person; OMB 3220–0083. To support an application for an annuity under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) or for unemployment benefits under Section 2 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), pertinent information and proofs must be furnished for the RRB to determine benefit entitlement. Circumstances may require an applicant or other person(s) having knowledge of facts relevant to the applicant’s eligibility for an annuity or benefits to provide written statements supplementing or changing statements previously provided by the applicant. Under the railroad retirement program these statements may relate to changes in annuity beginning date(s), dates for marriage(s), birth(s), prior railroad or non-railroad employment, an applicants request for reconsideration of an unfavorable RRB eligibility determination for an annuity or various other matters. The statements may also be used by the RRB to secure a variety of information needed to determine eligibility to unemployment and sickness benefits. Procedures related to providing information needed for RRA VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:31 Apr 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 annuity or RUIA benefit eligibility determinations are prescribed in 20 CFR parts 217 and 320 respectively. The RRB utilizes Form G–93, Statement of Claimant or Other Person, to obtain the supplemental or corrective information from applicants or other persons needed to determine applicant eligibility for an RRA annuity or RUIA benefits. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–93. Completion is voluntary. One response is requested of each respondent. The completion time for Form G–93 is estimated at 15 minutes per response. The RRB estimates that approximately 900 responses are received annually. 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. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–2092. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E9–9180 Filed 4–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 18409 transactions in penny stocks. The purpose of the rule is to increase the level of disclosure to investors concerning penny stocks generally and specific penny stock transactions. The Commission estimates that approximately 240 broker-dealers will each spend an average of 100 hours annually to comply with the rule. Thus, the total compliance burden is estimated to be approximately 24,000 burden-hours per year. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or by sending an e-mail to: Shagufta_Ahmed@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) Charles Boucher, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Shirley Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312 or send an e-mail to PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 30 days of this notice. Dated: April 15, 2009. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–9160 Filed 4–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Extension: Rule 15g–3, OMB Control No. 3235–0392, SEC File No. 270–346. Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. 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’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for approval of extension of the existing collection of information provided for in the following rule: Rule 15g–3—Broker or dealer disclosure of quotations and other information relating to the penny stock market (17 CFR 240.15g–3) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). Rule 15g–3 requires that brokers and dealers disclose to customers current quotation prices or similar market information in connection with PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Extension: Rule 15g–5; OMB Control No. 3235–0394; SEC File No. 270–348. 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’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for extension of the existing collection of information provided for in the following rule: Rule 15g–5— Disclosure of compensation of associated persons in connection with penny stock transactions (17 CFR 240.15g–5) under the Securities E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 76 (Wednesday, April 22, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18408-18409]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-9180]


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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.
    1. Title and purpose of information collection: Application for 
Survivor Insurance Annuities; OMB 3220-0030.
    Under Section 2(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), monthly 
survivor annuities are payable to surviving widow(er)s, parents, 
unmarried children, and in certain cases, divorced wives (husbands), 
mothers (fathers), remarried widow(er)s, and grandchildren of deceased 
railroad employees. The collection obtains the information required by 
the RRB to determine entitlement to and the amount of the annuity 
applied for.
    The RRB currently utilizes Form(s) AA-17, Application for 
Widow(ers) Annuity, AA-17b Applications for Determination of Widow(er) 
Disability, AA-17cert, Application Summary and Certification, AA-18, 
Application for Mother's/Father's and Child's Annuity, AA-19, 
Application for Child's Annuity, AA-19a, Application for Determination 
of Child Disability, and AA-20, Application for Parent's Annuity to 
obtain the necessary information. The RRB proposes no changes to the 
forms in the information collection. One response is requested of each 
respondent. Completion is required to obtain benefits.

Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden

    The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows:

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                                        Annual       Time       Burden
             Form No.(s)               responses     (min)       (hrs)
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AA-17 (manual, without assistance)..         100          47          78
AA-17b (with assistance)............         280          40         187
AA-17b (without assistance).........          20          50          17
AA-17cert...........................       3,000          20       1,000
AA-18 (manual, without assistance)..          12          47           9
AA-19 (manual, without assistance)..           9          47           7
AA-19a (with assistance)............         285          45         214
AA-19a (without assistance).........          15          65          16
AA-20 (manual, without assistance)..           1          47           1
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    2. Title and purpose of information collection: Employer's Deemed 
Service Month Questionnaire; OMB 3220-0156.
    Section 3 (i) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), as amended by 
Public Law 98-76, provides that the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), 
under certain circumstances, may deem additional months of service in 
cases where an employee does not actually work in every month of the 
year, provided the employee satisfies certain eligibility requirements, 
including the existence of an employment relation between the employee 
and his or her employer. The procedures pertaining to the deeming of 
additional months of service are found in the RRB's regulations at 20 
CFR Part 210, Creditable Railroad Service.
    The RRB utilizes Form GL-99, Employers Deemed Service Months 
Questionnaire, to obtain service and compensation information from 
railroad employers needed to determine if an employee can be credited 
with additional deemed months of railroad service.
    The RRB proposes non-burden impacting, editorial and formatting 
changes to Form GL-99. Completion is mandatory. One response is 
required for each RRB inquiry. The completion time for Form GL-99 is 
estimated at 2 minutes per response. The RRB estimates that 
approximately 4,000 responses are received annually.
    3. Title and purpose of information collection: Statement of 
Claimant or Other Person; OMB 3220-0083.
    To support an application for an annuity under Section 2 of the 
Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) or for unemployment benefits under 
Section 2 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), pertinent 
information and proofs must be furnished for the RRB to determine 
benefit entitlement. Circumstances may require an applicant or other 
person(s) having knowledge of facts relevant to the applicant's 
eligibility for an annuity or benefits to provide written statements 
supplementing or changing statements previously provided by the 
applicant. Under the railroad retirement program these statements may 
relate to changes in annuity beginning date(s), dates for marriage(s), 
birth(s), prior railroad or non-railroad employment, an applicants 
request for reconsideration of an unfavorable RRB eligibility 
determination for an annuity or various other matters. The statements 
may also be used by the RRB to secure a variety of information needed 
to determine eligibility to unemployment and sickness benefits. 
Procedures related to providing information needed for RRA annuity or 
RUIA benefit eligibility determinations are prescribed in 20 CFR parts 
217 and 320 respectively.
    The RRB utilizes Form G-93, Statement of Claimant or Other Person, 
to obtain the supplemental or corrective information from applicants or 
other persons needed to determine applicant eligibility for an RRA 
annuity or RUIA benefits. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-93. 
Completion is voluntary. One response is requested of each respondent. 
The completion time for Form G-93 is estimated at 15 minutes per 
response. The RRB estimates that approximately 900 responses are 
received annually.
    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. Comments regarding the information collection should be 
addressed to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North 
Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2092. Written comments should be 
received within 60 days of this notice.

Charles Mierzwa,
Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-9180 Filed 4-21-09; 8:45 am]
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