Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 2894-2895 [2010-848]

Download as PDF 2894 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 19, 2010 / Notices NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2010–0013] Withdrawal of Regulatory Guide 1.148 AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Withdrawal of Regulatory Guide 1.148, ‘‘Functional Specification for Active Valve Assemblies in Systems Important to Safety in Nuclear Power Plants.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas J. Herrity, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, telephone: 301–251– 7447 or e-mail Thomas.Herrity@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES II. Further Information The withdrawal of RG 1.148 does not alter any prior or existing licensing commitments based on its use. The guidance provided in this regulatory guide is neither necessary nor current. Regulatory guides may be withdrawn when their guidance is superseded by congressional action or no longer provides useful information. Regulatory guides are available for inspection or downloading through the NRC’s public Web site under ‘‘Regulatory Guides’’ in the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc- 16:28 Jan 15, 2010 Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 11th day of January, 2010. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Andrea D. Valentin, Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. 2010–816 Filed 1–15–10; 8:45 am] The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.148, ‘‘Functional Specification for Active Valve Assemblies in Systems Important to Safety in Nuclear Power Plants.’’ RG 1.148 was published in March 1981. It endorsed the guidance provided by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers/American National Standards Institute (ASME/ANSI) standard N278.1–1975 and addressed the functional specification for active valve assemblies (e.g., Motor Operated Valve (MOV) actuators). ASME/ANSI Standard N278.1–1975 has been superseded by ASME QME–1, which defines requirements and provides guidelines for qualifying active mechanical equipment used in nuclear power plants. The NRC is withdrawing RG 1.148 because the guidance it provides is outdated, and is essentially replaced by the recently issued Revision 3 of RG 1.100, ‘‘Seismic Qualification of Electric and Mechanical Equipment for Nuclear Power Plants,’’ which endorses ASME QME–1. VerDate Nov<24>2008 collections. Regulatory guides are also available for inspection at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), Room O– 1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852–2738. The PDR’s mailing address is US NRC PDR, Washington, DC 20555–0001. You can reach the PDR staff by telephone at 301–415–4737 or 800–397–4209, by fax at 301–415–3548, and by e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and Commission approval is not required to reproduce them. Jkt 220001 BILLING CODE 7590–01–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments for work in the applicants ‘‘regular occupation’’ or for work in any regular employment is prescribed in 20 CFR 220.12 and 220.13 respectively. The RRB utilizes Form G–251, Vocational Report, to obtain an applicant’s work history. This information is used by the RRB to determine the effect of a disability on an applicant’s ability to work. Form G–251 is designed for use with the RRB’s disability benefit application forms and is provided to all applicants for employee disability annuities and to those applicants for a widow(er)’s disability annuity who indicate that they have been employed at some time. Completion is required to obtain or retain a benefit. One response is requested of each respondent. The completion time for Form G–251 is estimated at between 30 and 40 minutes per response. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (74 FR 56244 on October 30, 2009) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no 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. Information Collection Request (ICR) 1. Title and Purpose of Information Collection Job Information Report; 3220–0193 Vocational Report; 3220–0141 Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides for payment of disability annuities to qualified employees and widow(ers). The establishment of permanent disability PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title: Vocational Report. Form(s) submitted: G–251. OMB Control Number: 3220–0141. Expiration date of current OMB clearance: 1/31/2010. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated annual number of respondents: 6,000. Total annual responses: 6,000. Total annual reporting hours: 3,045. Abstract: Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act provides for the payment of disability annuities to qualified employees and widower(s). In order to determine the effect of a disability on an applicant’s ability to work, the RRB needs the applicants work history. The collection obtains the information needed to determine their ability to work. Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes minor non-burden, impacting changes to Form G–251. 2. Title and Purpose of Information Collection In July of 1997, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) adopted standards for the adjudication of occupational disabilities under the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA). As part of these standards, the RRB requests job information to determine an applicant’s E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 19, 2010 / Notices eligibility for an occupational disability. The job information received from the railroad employer and railroad employee is compared, reconciled (if needed), and then used in the occupational disability determination process. The process of obtaining information from railroad employers used to determine an applicant’s eligibility for an occupational disability is outlined in 20 CFR 220.13(b)(2)(e). To determine an occupational disability, the RRB determines if an employee is precluded from performing the full range of duties of his or her regular railroad occupation. This is accomplished by comparing the restrictions on impairment(s) causes against an employee’s ability to perform his/her normal duties. To collect information needed to determine the effect of a disability on an applicant’s ability to work, the RRB needs the applicant’s work history. The RRB currently utilizes Form G–251, Vocational Report (OMB 3220–0141), to obtain this information from the employee applicant. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Note: Form G–251 is provided to all applicants for employee disability annuities and to those applicants for a widow(er)’s disability annuity who indicate that they have been employed at some time. In accordance with the standards, the RRB also requests pertinent job information from employers. The employer is given thirty days from the date of the notice to respond. The responses are not required, but are voluntary. If the job information is received timely, it is compared to the job information provided by the employee. Any material differences are resolved by an RRB disability examiner. Once resolved, the information is compared to the restrictions caused by the medical impairment. If the restrictions prohibit the performance of the regular railroad occupation, the claimant is found occupationally disabled. The RRB uses two forms to secure job information data from the railroad employer. RRB Form G–251a, Employer Job Information (job description), is released to an employer when an application for an occupational disability is filed by an employee whose regular railroad occupation is one of the more common types of railroad jobs (locomotive engineer, conductor, switchman, etc.) It is accompanied by a *generic job description* for that particular railroad job. The generic job descriptions describe how these select occupations are generally performed in the railroad industry. However, not all occupations are performed the same VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:28 Jan 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 way from railroad to railroad. Thus, the employer is given an opportunity to comment on whether the job description matches the employee’s actual duties. If the employer concludes that the generic job description accurately describes the work performed by the applicant, no further action will be necessary. If the employer determines that the tasks are different, it may provide the RRB with a description of the actual job tasks. The employer has thirty days from the date the form is released to reply. Form G–251b, Employer Job Information (general), is released to an employer when an application for an RRB occupational disability is filed by an employee whose regular railroad occupation does not have a generic job description. It notifies the employer that the employee has filed for a disability annuity and that, if the employer wishes, it may provide the RRB with job duty information. The type of information the RRB is seeking is outlined on the form. The employer has thirty days from the date the form is released to reply. The completion time for Form G–251a and G–251b is estimated at 20 minutes. Completion is voluntary. The RRB estimates that approximately 125 G– 251a’s and 305 G–251b’s are completed annually. The RRB proposes no changes to Forms G–251a and G–251b. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (74 FR 18408 on November 9, 2009) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Job Information Report. Form(s) submitted: G–251a, Employer Job Information (position description); G–251b, Employer Job Information (general) OMB Control Number: 3220–0193. Expiration date of current OMB clearance: 1/31/2010. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Business or other-for profit. The proposed estimated annual burden for this collection is unchanged as follows: Estimated annual number of respondents: 430. Total annual responses: 430. Total annual reporting hours: 144. Abstract: The collection obtains information used by the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) to assist in determining whether a railroad employee is disabled from his or her regular occupation. It provides, under PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2895 certain conditions, railroad employers with the opportunity to provide information to the RRB regarding the employee applicant’s job duties. Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to the forms in the information collection. 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 Patricia A. Henaghan, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–2092 or Patricia.Henaghan@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. 2010–848 Filed 1–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #11962 and #11963] Virginia Disaster Number VA–00027 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 1. SUMMARY: This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Virginia (FEMA– 1862–DR), dated 12/09/2009. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding Associated with Tropical Depression Ida and a Nor’easter. Incident Period: 11/11/2009 through 11/16/2009. Effective Date: 01/07/2010. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 02/08/2010. 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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. Title and Purpose of Information Collection

Vocational Report; 3220-0141

    Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides for payment 
of disability annuities to qualified employees and widow(ers). The 
establishment of permanent disability for work in the applicants 
``regular occupation'' or for work in any regular employment is 
prescribed in 20 CFR 220.12 and 220.13 respectively.
    The RRB utilizes Form G-251, Vocational Report, to obtain an 
applicant's work history. This information is used by the RRB to 
determine the effect of a disability on an applicant's ability to work. 
Form G-251 is designed for use with the RRB's disability benefit 
application forms and is provided to all applicants for employee 
disability annuities and to those applicants for a widow(er)'s 
disability annuity who indicate that they have been employed at some 
time.
    Completion is required to obtain or retain a benefit. One response 
is requested of each respondent. The completion time for Form G-251 is 
estimated at between 30 and 40 minutes per response.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (74 FR 56244 on October 30, 2009) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.
Information Collection Request (ICR)
    Title: Vocational Report.
    Form(s) submitted: G-251.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0141.
    Expiration date of current OMB clearance: 1/31/2010.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 6,000.
    Total annual responses: 6,000.
    Total annual reporting hours: 3,045.
    Abstract: Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act provides for the 
payment of disability annuities to qualified employees and widower(s). 
In order to determine the effect of a disability on an applicant's 
ability to work, the RRB needs the applicants work history. The 
collection obtains the information needed to determine their ability to 
work.
    Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes minor non-burden, impacting 
changes to Form G-251.

2. Title and Purpose of Information Collection

Job Information Report; 3220-0193

    In July of 1997, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) adopted 
standards for the adjudication of occupational disabilities under the 
Railroad Retirement Act (RRA). As part of these standards, the RRB 
requests job information to determine an applicant's

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eligibility for an occupational disability. The job information 
received from the railroad employer and railroad employee is compared, 
reconciled (if needed), and then used in the occupational disability 
determination process. The process of obtaining information from 
railroad employers used to determine an applicant's eligibility for an 
occupational disability is outlined in 20 CFR 220.13(b)(2)(e).
    To determine an occupational disability, the RRB determines if an 
employee is precluded from performing the full range of duties of his 
or her regular railroad occupation. This is accomplished by comparing 
the restrictions on impairment(s) causes against an employee's ability 
to perform his/her normal duties. To collect information needed to 
determine the effect of a disability on an applicant's ability to work, 
the RRB needs the applicant's work history. The RRB currently utilizes 
Form G-251, Vocational Report (OMB 3220-0141), to obtain this 
information from the employee applicant.

    Note: Form G-251 is provided to all applicants for employee 
disability annuities and to those applicants for a widow(er)'s 
disability annuity who indicate that they have been employed at some 
time.

    In accordance with the standards, the RRB also requests pertinent 
job information from employers. The employer is given thirty days from 
the date of the notice to respond. The responses are not required, but 
are voluntary. If the job information is received timely, it is 
compared to the job information provided by the employee. Any material 
differences are resolved by an RRB disability examiner. Once resolved, 
the information is compared to the restrictions caused by the medical 
impairment. If the restrictions prohibit the performance of the regular 
railroad occupation, the claimant is found occupationally disabled.
    The RRB uses two forms to secure job information data from the 
railroad employer. RRB Form G-251a, Employer Job Information (job 
description), is released to an employer when an application for an 
occupational disability is filed by an employee whose regular railroad 
occupation is one of the more common types of railroad jobs (locomotive 
engineer, conductor, switchman, etc.) It is accompanied by a *generic 
job description* for that particular railroad job. The generic job 
descriptions describe how these select occupations are generally 
performed in the railroad industry. However, not all occupations are 
performed the same way from railroad to railroad. Thus, the employer is 
given an opportunity to comment on whether the job description matches 
the employee's actual duties. If the employer concludes that the 
generic job description accurately describes the work performed by the 
applicant, no further action will be necessary. If the employer 
determines that the tasks are different, it may provide the RRB with a 
description of the actual job tasks. The employer has thirty days from 
the date the form is released to reply.
    Form G-251b, Employer Job Information (general), is released to an 
employer when an application for an RRB occupational disability is 
filed by an employee whose regular railroad occupation does not have a 
generic job description. It notifies the employer that the employee has 
filed for a disability annuity and that, if the employer wishes, it may 
provide the RRB with job duty information. The type of information the 
RRB is seeking is outlined on the form. The employer has thirty days 
from the date the form is released to reply.
    The completion time for Form G-251a and G-251b is estimated at 20 
minutes. Completion is voluntary. The RRB estimates that approximately 
125 G-251a's and 305 G-251b's are completed annually. The RRB proposes 
no changes to Forms G-251a and G-251b.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (74 FR 18408 on November 9, 2009) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.
Information Collection Request (ICR)
    Title: Job Information Report.
    Form(s) submitted: G-251a, Employer Job Information (position 
description); G-251b, Employer Job Information (general)
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0193.
    Expiration date of current OMB clearance: 1/31/2010.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Business or other-for profit.
    The proposed estimated annual burden for this collection is 
unchanged as follows:
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 430.
    Total annual responses: 430.
    Total annual reporting hours: 144.
    Abstract: The collection obtains information used by the Railroad 
Retirement Board (RRB) to assist in determining whether a railroad 
employee is disabled from his or her regular occupation. It provides, 
under certain conditions, railroad employers with the opportunity to 
provide information to the RRB regarding the employee applicant's job 
duties.
    Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to the forms in the 
information collection.
    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 Patricia A. Henaghan, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush 
Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2092 or Patricia.Henaghan@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.
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