Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 51353-51354 [E9-24054]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 6, 2009 / Notices SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and 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 104–13, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. This notice includes revisions and extensions of 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 Director for Reports Clearance to the addresses or fax numbers shown below. (OMB), Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA, Fax: 202–395–6974, E-mail address: OIRA_Submion@omb.eop.gov. (SSA), Social Security Administration, DCBFM, Attn: Director, Center for Reports Clearance, 1333 Annex Building, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235, Fax: 410–965– 0454, E-mail address: OPLM.RCO@ssa.gov. I. The information collection below is pending at SSA. SSA will submit it to OMB within 60 days from the date of this notice. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than December 7, 2009. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instrument by calling the SSA Director for Reports Clearance at 410–965–0454 or by writing to the above e-mail address. 1. Response to Notice of Revised Determination—20 CFR 404.913–.914, 404.992(b), 416.1413–.1414 and 416.1492(d)–0960–0347. When SSA determines that (1) claimants for initial disability benefits do not actually have a disability or (2) current disability recipients’ disability ceased, the agency must notify the disability claimants/ recipients of this decision. In response to this notice, the affected claimants and VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:15 Oct 05, 2009 Jkt 220001 disability recipients have the following recourse: (1) They may request a disability hearing to contest SSA’s decision, and (2) they may submit additional information or evidence for SSA to consider. Disability claimants, recipients, and their representatives use Form SSA–765, the Response to Notice of Revised Determination, to accomplish these two actions. The respondents are disability claimants, current disability recipients, or their representatives. Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 1,925. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden Per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 963 hours. 2. Statement of Household Expenses and Contributions—20 CFR 416.1130– 416.1148–0960–0456. SSA uses the information from Form SSA–8011–F3, to determine whether the claimant or recipient receives in-kind support and maintenance. This is necessary to determine the claimant or recipient’s eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and the amount of benefits payable. SSA does not use this form for all claims and post eligibility determinations. SSA uses this form only in cases where SSA needs the householder’s (head of household) corroboration of in-kind support and maintenance. Respondents are householders where an SSI applicant or recipient resides. Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 400,000. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden Per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 100,000 hours. 3. Request for Reinstatement (Title II)—20 CFR 404.1592b–404.1592f–0960– 0742. Through Form SSA–371, SSA obtains a signed statement from individuals stating a request for Expedited Reinstatement (EXR) of their Title II disability benefits, and proof the requestor meets the EXR requirements. SSA maintains the form in the disability folder of the applicant to demonstrate the individual’s awareness of the EXR requirements and their choice to request EXR. Respondents are individuals requesting expedited reinstatement of his or her Title II disability benefits. Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 10,000. PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51353 Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden Per Response: 2 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 333 hours. 4. Request for Reinstatement (Title XVI)—20 CFR 416.999–416.999d–0960– 0744. Through the SSA–372, SSA obtains a signed statement from individuals stating a request for Expedited Reinstatement (EXR) of their Title XVI SSI payments, and proof the requestor meets the EXR requirements. SSA maintains the form in the disability folder of the applicant to demonstrate the individual’s awareness of the EXR requirements and their choice to request EXR. Respondents are individuals requesting expedited reinstatement of his or her Title XVI SSI payments. Type of Request: Revision of an OMB approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 2,000. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden Per Response: 2 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 67 hours. II. SSA has submitted the information collections we list below to OMB for clearance. Your comments on the information collections would be most useful if OMB and SSA receive them within 30 days from the date of this publication. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than November 5, 2009. You can obtain a copy of the OMB clearance packages by calling the SSA Director for Reports Clearance at 410–965–0454 or by writing to the above e-mail address. 1. Continuing Disability Review Report—20 CFR 404.1589, 416.989– 0960–0072. SSA may conduct a review to determine whether individuals receiving disability benefits are still entitled to or eligible for those benefits. SSA uses Form SSA–454 to collect the information it needs to complete the review for continued disability from recipients or from their representatives. SSA conducts reviews on a periodic basis depending on the respondent’s disability. We obtain information on sources of medical treatment, participation in vocational rehabilitation programs (if any), attempts to work (if any), and the opinions of individuals regarding whether their conditions have improved. The respondents are Title II and/or Title XVI disability recipients or their representatives. Type of Request: Revision of an OMB approved information collection. E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1 51354 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 6, 2009 / Notices Number of respondents Modality of completion Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Total annual burden (hours) SSA–454–BK ................................................................................................... SSA–454–ICR .................................................................................................. EDCS Interview ............................................................................................... 258,700 300 300 1 1 1 60 30 30 258,700 150 150 Total .......................................................................................................... 259,300 ........................ ........................ 259,000 Dated: September 30, 2009. Elizabeth A. Davidson, Director, Center for Reports Clearance, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. E9–24054 Filed 10–5–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 6777] Bureau of Consular Affairs; Registration for the Diversity Immigrant (DV–2011) Visa Program Department of State. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This public notice provides information on how to apply for the DV–2011 Program. This notice is issued pursuant to 22 CFR 42.33(b)(3) which implements sections 201(a)(3), 201(e), 203(c) and 204(a)(1)(I) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, (8 U.S.C. 1151, 1153, and 1154(a)(1)(I)). jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Instructions for the 2011 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV–2011) The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV– 2011) is administered on an annual basis by the Department of State and conducted under the terms of Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Section 131 of the Immigration Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101–649) amended INA 203 and provides for a class of immigrants known as ‘‘diversity immigrants.’’ Section 203(c) of the INA provides a maximum of 55,000 Diversity Visas (DVs) each fiscal year to be made available to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. The annual DV program makes permanent residence visas available to persons meeting the simple, but strict, eligibility requirements. A computergenerated random lottery drawing chooses selectees for DVs. The visas are distributed among six geographic regions with a greater number of visas going to regions with lower rates of immigration, and with no visas going to VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:15 Oct 05, 2009 Jkt 220001 nationals of countries sending more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States over the period of the past five years. Within each region, no single country may receive more than seven percent of the available DVs in any one year. For DV–2011, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply because the countries sent a total of more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States in the previous five years: Brazil, Canada, China (Mainland-Born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, South Korea, United Kingdom (Except Northern Ireland) and Its Dependent Territories, and Vietnam. Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan are eligible. For DV–2011, no countries have been added or removed from the previous year’s list of eligible countries. The Department of State implemented the electronic registration system beginning with DV–2005 in order to make the DV process more efficient and secure. The Department utilizes special technology and other means to identify those who commit fraud for the purposes of illegal immigration or who submit multiple entries. DV Registration Period Entries for the DV–2011 DV Lottery must be submitted electronically between noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT–4), Friday, October 2, 2009, and noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT–5) Monday, November 30, 2009. Applicants may access the electronic Diversity Visa (E–DV) Entry Form at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov during the registration period. Paper entries will not be accepted. Applicants are strongly encouraged not to wait until the last week of the registration period to enter. Heavy demand may result in Web site delays. No entries will be accepted after noon, EST, on November 30, 2009. Requirements for Entry To enter the DV lottery, you must be a native of one of the listed countries. See ‘‘List of Countries by Region Whose Natives Qualify.’’ In most cases, this PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 means the country in which you were born. However, there are two other ways you may be able to qualify. First, if you were born in a country whose natives are ineligible but your spouse was born in a country whose natives are eligible, you can claim your spouse’s country of birth, provided both you and your spouse are on the selected entry, are issued visas, and enter the United States simultaneously. Second, if you were born in a country whose natives are ineligible, but neither of your parents was born there or resided there at the time of your birth, you may claim nativity in one of your parents’ country of birth, if it is a country whose natives qualify for the DV–2011 program. To enter the lottery, you must meet either the education or work experience requirement of the DV program. You must have either a high school education or its equivalent, defined as successful completion of a 12-year course of elementary and secondary education OR two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation requiring at least two years of training or experience to perform. The U.S. Department of Labor’s O*Net OnLine database will be used to determine qualifying work experience. For more information about qualifying work experience, see Frequently Asked Question #13. If you cannot meet either of these requirements, you should not submit an entry to the DV program. Procedures for Submitting an Entry to DV–2011 The Department of State will only accept completed E–DV Entry Forms submitted electronically at http:// www.dvlottery.state.gov during the registration period between noon, EDT (GMT–4), Friday, October 2, 2009 and noon, EST (GMT–5) Monday, November 30, 2009. All entries by an individual will be disqualified if more than ONE entry for that individual is received, regardless of who submitted the entry. You may prepare and submit your own entry, or have someone submit the entry for you. A successfully registered entry will result in the display of a confirmation screen containing your name and a E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and 
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 104-13, the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. This notice 
includes revisions and extensions of 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 Director for Reports Clearance to 
the addresses or fax numbers shown below.

(OMB), Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA, 
Fax: 202-395-6974, E-mail address: OIRA_Submion@omb.eop.gov.
(SSA), Social Security Administration, DCBFM, Attn: Director, Center 
for Reports Clearance, 1333 Annex Building, 6401 Security Blvd., 
Baltimore, MD 21235, Fax: 410-965-0454, E-mail address: 
OPLM.RCO@ssa.gov.

    I. The information collection below is pending at SSA. SSA will 
submit it to OMB within 60 days from the date of this notice. To be 
sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than 
December 7, 2009. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instrument by calling the SSA Director for Reports Clearance at 410-
965-0454 or by writing to the above e-mail address.
    1. Response to Notice of Revised Determination--20 CFR 
404.913-.914, 404.992(b), 416.1413-.1414 and 416.1492(d)-0960-0347. 
When SSA determines that (1) claimants for initial disability benefits 
do not actually have a disability or (2) current disability recipients' 
disability ceased, the agency must notify the disability claimants/
recipients of this decision. In response to this notice, the affected 
claimants and disability recipients have the following recourse: (1) 
They may request a disability hearing to contest SSA's decision, and 
(2) they may submit additional information or evidence for SSA to 
consider. Disability claimants, recipients, and their representatives 
use Form SSA-765, the Response to Notice of Revised Determination, to 
accomplish these two actions. The respondents are disability claimants, 
current disability recipients, or their representatives.
    Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information 
collection.
    Number of Respondents: 1,925.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden Per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 963 hours.
    2. Statement of Household Expenses and Contributions--20 CFR 
416.1130-416.1148-0960-0456. SSA uses the information from Form SSA-
8011-F3, to determine whether the claimant or recipient receives in-
kind support and maintenance. This is necessary to determine the 
claimant or recipient's eligibility for Supplemental Security Income 
(SSI) and the amount of benefits payable. SSA does not use this form 
for all claims and post eligibility determinations. SSA uses this form 
only in cases where SSA needs the householder's (head of household) 
corroboration of in-kind support and maintenance. Respondents are 
householders where an SSI applicant or recipient resides.
    Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information 
collection.
    Number of Respondents: 400,000.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden Per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 100,000 hours.
    3. Request for Reinstatement (Title II)--20 CFR 404.1592b-
404.1592f-0960-0742. Through Form SSA-371, SSA obtains a signed 
statement from individuals stating a request for Expedited 
Reinstatement (EXR) of their Title II disability benefits, and proof 
the requestor meets the EXR requirements. SSA maintains the form in the 
disability folder of the applicant to demonstrate the individual's 
awareness of the EXR requirements and their choice to request EXR. 
Respondents are individuals requesting expedited reinstatement of his 
or her Title II disability benefits.
    Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information 
collection.
    Number of Respondents: 10,000.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden Per Response: 2 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 333 hours.
    4. Request for Reinstatement (Title XVI)--20 CFR 416.999-416.999d-
0960-0744. Through the SSA-372, SSA obtains a signed statement from 
individuals stating a request for Expedited Reinstatement (EXR) of 
their Title XVI SSI payments, and proof the requestor meets the EXR 
requirements. SSA maintains the form in the disability folder of the 
applicant to demonstrate the individual's awareness of the EXR 
requirements and their choice to request EXR. Respondents are 
individuals requesting expedited reinstatement of his or her Title XVI 
SSI payments.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB approved information 
collection.
    Number of Respondents: 2,000.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden Per Response: 2 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 67 hours.
    II. SSA has submitted the information collections we list below to 
OMB for clearance. Your comments on the information collections would 
be most useful if OMB and SSA receive them within 30 days from the date 
of this publication. To be sure we consider your comments, we must 
receive them no later than November 5, 2009. You can obtain a copy of 
the OMB clearance packages by calling the SSA Director for Reports 
Clearance at 410-965-0454 or by writing to the above e-mail address.
    1. Continuing Disability Review Report--20 CFR 404.1589, 416.989-
0960-0072. SSA may conduct a review to determine whether individuals 
receiving disability benefits are still entitled to or eligible for 
those benefits. SSA uses Form SSA-454 to collect the information it 
needs to complete the review for continued disability from recipients 
or from their representatives. SSA conducts reviews on a periodic basis 
depending on the respondent's disability. We obtain information on 
sources of medical treatment, participation in vocational 
rehabilitation programs (if any), attempts to work (if any), and the 
opinions of individuals regarding whether their conditions have 
improved. The respondents are Title II and/or Title XVI disability 
recipients or their representatives.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                  Average burden   Total annual
             Modality of completion                  Number of     Frequency of    per response       burden
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)        (hours)
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SSA-454-BK......................................         258,700               1              60         258,700
SSA-454-ICR.....................................             300               1              30             150
EDCS Interview..................................             300               1              30             150
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................         259,300  ..............  ..............         259,000
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    Dated: September 30, 2009.
Elizabeth A. Davidson,
Director, Center for Reports Clearance, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-24054 Filed 10-5-09; 8:45 am]
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