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Download as PDF 4594 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 18 / Thursday, January 28, 2010 / Notices agreements. Id. at 3–4. The latter revisions address, for example, the treatment of confidential information, reference updates and the availability of pickup service. The Postal Service also notes other minor changes which modify or delete certain provisions. Id. The Postal Service contends that the instant contract satisfies the pricing formula and classification system established in Governors’ Decision No. 08–7. Id. at 2–3. It asserts that the instant contract and all GEPS 2 contracts have similar cost and market characteristics and is functionally equivalent in all relevant aspects. Id. at 3. The Postal Service concludes that this contract is in compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633, and requests that this contract be included within the GEPS 2 product. Id. at 6. II. Notice of Filing The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2010–20 for consideration of matters related to the contract identified in the Postal Service’s Notice. Interested persons may submit comments on whether the Postal Service’s contract is consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633, or 3642 and 39 CFR part 3015. Comments are due no later than February 1, 2010. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http://www.prc.gov). The Commission appoints Paul L. Harrington to serve as Public Representative in this proceeding. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES III. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2010–20 for consideration of the issues raised in this docket. 2. Comments by interested persons in these proceedings are due no later than February 1, 2010. 3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Paul L. Harrington is appointed to serve as officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–1752 Filed 1–27–10; 8:45 am] POSTAL SERVICE RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting Proposed Data Collection(s) Available for Public Comment and Recommendations DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, February 9, 2010, at 8:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. PLACE: Washington, DC, at U.S. Postal Service Headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., in the Benjamin Franklin Room. STATUS: February 9 at 8:30 a.m.— Closed; 1:30 p.m.—Open; and 3:15 p.m.—Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Tuesday, February 9 at 8:30 a.m. (Closed) 1. Strategic Issues. 2. Pricing. 3. Financial Matters. 4. Personnel Matters and Compensation Issues. 5. Governors’ Executive Session— Discussion of prior agenda items and Board Governance. Tuesday, February 9 at 1:30 p.m. (Open) 1. Minutes of the Previous Meetings, November 12–13, December 8, 2009; and January 12, 2010. 2. Remarks of the Chairman of the Board. 3. Remarks of the Postmaster General and CEO. 4. Amendments to Board Bylaws. 5. Appointment of Committee Members and Committee Reports. 6. Quarterly Report on Financial Performance. 7. Inspector General Report on USPS Share of CSRS Pension Responsibility. 8. Quarterly Report on Service Performance. 9. Tentative Agenda for the March 22– 24, 2010, meeting in Washington, DC. Tuesday, February 9 at 3:15 p.m. (Closed) 1. Continuation of closed session agenda. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Julie S. Moore, Secretary of the Board, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20260–1000. Telephone (202) 268–4800. Julie S. Moore, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–1858 Filed 1–26–10; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–S BILLING CODE 7710–12–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:16 Jan 27, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 collections are 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 for 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 Employee Annuity Under the Railroad Retirement Act; OMB 3220–0002. Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides for payments of age and service, disability, and supplemental annuities to qualified employees. An annuity cannot be paid until the employee stops working for a railroad employer. In addition, the age and service employee must relinquish any rights held to such jobs. A disabled employee does not need to relinquish employee rights until attaining Full Retirement Age, or if earlier, their spouse files for a spouse annuity. Benefits become payable after the employee meets certain other requirements, which depend on the type of annuity payable. The requirements for obtaining the annuities are prescribed in 20 CFR 216, and 220. The RRB currently uses the electronic AA–1cert, Application Summary and Certification process and the following forms to collect the information needed for determining entitlement to and the amount of, an employee retirement annuity: Form AA–1, Application for Employee Annuity Under the Railroad Retirement Act, Form AA–1d, Application for Determination of Employee Disability, and Form G–204, Verification of Workers Compensation/ Public Disability Benefit Information. The AA–1cert process obtains information from an applicant for either an age and service, or disability annuity E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 4595 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 18 / Thursday, January 28, 2010 / Notices by means of an interview with an RRB field-office representative. It obtains information about an applicant’s marital history, work history, military service, benefits from other governmental agencies and railroad pensions. During the interview, the field-office representative enters the information obtained into an on-line information system. Upon completion of the interview, the applicant receives Form AA–1cert, Application Summary and Certification, which summarizes the information that was provided by/or verified by the applicant, for review and signature. The RRB also uses a manual version, RRB Form AA–1, in instances where the RRB representative is unable to contact the applicant in-person or by telephone, i.e., the applicant lives in another country. Form AA–1d, Application for Determination of Employee Disability, is completed by an employee who is filing for a disability annuity under the RRA, or a disability freeze under the Social Security Act for early Medicare based on a disability. Form G–204, Verification of Workers Compensation/ Public Disability Benefit Information, is used to obtain and verify information concerning worker’s compensation or public disability benefits that are or will be paid by a public agency to a disabled railroad employee. The RRB estimates the burden for the collection as follows: ESTIMATED BURDEN Estimated annual responses Form # Estimated completion time (per response) Estimated annual burden (Hours) 14,000 100 5 3,700 20 17,825 30 62 60 35 15 ........................ 7,000 103 5 2,158 5 9,271 AA–1cert (interview) .................................................................................................................... AA–1 manual (without assistance) .............................................................................................. AA–1d (manual without assistance) ............................................................................................ AA–1d (manual) (interview) ......................................................................................................... G–204 .......................................................................................................................................... Total ...................................................................................................................................... The RRB proposes non-burden impacting editorial changes intended to provide clarification to Form AA– 1(cert). Non-burden impacting editorial changes intended to provide clarification and specificity to currently existing responses as well as the deletion of several items that are no longer needed are proposed to Form AA–1. No changes are proposed to Form(s) AA–1d and G–204. All of the forms require completion to obtain a benefit. One response is requested of each respondent. 2. Title and Purpose of Information Collection mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Voluntary Customer Surveys in Accordance with E.O. 12862; OMB 3220–0192 In accordance with Executive Order 12862, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) conducts a number of customer surveys designed to determine the kinds and quality of services our beneficiaries, claimants, employers and members of the public want and expect, as well as their satisfaction with existing RRB services. The information collected is used by RRB management to monitor customer satisfaction by determining to what extent services are satisfactory and where and to what extent services can be improved. The surveys are limited to data collections that solicit strictly voluntary opinions, and do not collect information which is required or regulated. The information collection, which was first approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:16 Jan 27, 2010 Jkt 220001 1997, provides the RRB with a generic clearance authority. This generic authority allows the RRB to submit a variety of new or revised customer survey instruments (needed to timely implement customer monitoring activities) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for expedited review and approval. The average burden per response for customer satisfaction activities is estimated to range from 2 minutes for a Web-site questionnaire to 2 hours for participation in a focus group. The RRB estimates an annual burden of 1,750 annual respondents totaling 717 hours for the generic customer survey clearance. 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 or send an e-mail request to 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 send an e-mail to Patricia.Henaghan@RRB.GOV. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–61400; File No. 10–198] BATS Y–Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Application for Registration as a National Securities Exchange Under Section 6 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 January 22, 2010. On October 20, 2009, BATS Y– Exchange, Inc. (‘‘BATS Y Exchange’’) submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) a Form 1 application under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Exchange Act’’), seeking registration as a national securities exchange under Section 6 of the Exchange Act. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on BATS Y Exchange’s Form 1. The Commission will take these comments into consideration in making its determination about whether to grant BATS Y Exchange’s request to be registered as a national securities exchange. The Commission shall grant such registration if it finds that the requirements of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations thereunder with respect to BATS Y Exchange are satisfied.1 BATS Y Exchange’s Form 1 provides detailed information on how it proposes to satisfy the requirements of the Exchange Act. 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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Proposed Data Collection(s) Available for Public Comment and 
Recommendations

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 
collections are 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 for 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 Employee Annuity Under the Railroad Retirement Act; 
OMB 3220-0002. Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides 
for payments of age and service, disability, and supplemental annuities 
to qualified employees. An annuity cannot be paid until the employee 
stops working for a railroad employer. In addition, the age and service 
employee must relinquish any rights held to such jobs. A disabled 
employee does not need to relinquish employee rights until attaining 
Full Retirement Age, or if earlier, their spouse files for a spouse 
annuity. Benefits become payable after the employee meets certain other 
requirements, which depend on the type of annuity payable. The 
requirements for obtaining the annuities are prescribed in 20 CFR 216, 
and 220.
    The RRB currently uses the electronic AA-1cert, Application Summary 
and Certification process and the following forms to collect the 
information needed for determining entitlement to and the amount of, an 
employee retirement annuity: Form AA-1, Application for Employee 
Annuity Under the Railroad Retirement Act, Form AA-1d, Application for 
Determination of Employee Disability, and Form G-204, Verification of 
Workers Compensation/Public Disability Benefit Information.
    The AA-1cert process obtains information from an applicant for 
either an age and service, or disability annuity

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by means of an interview with an RRB field-office representative. It 
obtains information about an applicant's marital history, work history, 
military service, benefits from other governmental agencies and 
railroad pensions. During the interview, the field-office 
representative enters the information obtained into an on-line 
information system. Upon completion of the interview, the applicant 
receives Form AA-1cert, Application Summary and Certification, which 
summarizes the information that was provided by/or verified by the 
applicant, for review and signature. The RRB also uses a manual 
version, RRB Form AA-1, in instances where the RRB representative is 
unable to contact the applicant in-person or by telephone, i.e., the 
applicant lives in another country.
    Form AA-1d, Application for Determination of Employee Disability, 
is completed by an employee who is filing for a disability annuity 
under the RRA, or a disability freeze under the Social Security Act for 
early Medicare based on a disability. Form G-204, Verification of 
Workers Compensation/Public Disability Benefit Information, is used to 
obtain and verify information concerning worker's compensation or 
public disability benefits that are or will be paid by a public agency 
to a disabled railroad employee.
    The RRB estimates the burden for the collection as follows:

                                                Estimated Burden
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                                                                                     Estimated
                                                                     Estimated      completion       Estimated
                         Form                                annual        time  (per     annual burden
                                                                     responses       response)        (Hours)
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AA-1cert (interview)............................................          14,000              30           7,000
AA-1 manual (without assistance)................................             100              62             103
AA-1d (manual without assistance)...............................               5              60               5
AA-1d (manual) (interview)......................................           3,700              35           2,158
G-204...........................................................              20              15               5
    Total.......................................................          17,825  ..............           9,271
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    The RRB proposes non-burden impacting editorial changes intended to 
provide clarification to Form AA-1(cert). Non-burden impacting 
editorial changes intended to provide clarification and specificity to 
currently existing responses as well as the deletion of several items 
that are no longer needed are proposed to Form AA-1. No changes are 
proposed to Form(s) AA-1d and G-204.
    All of the forms require completion to obtain a benefit. One 
response is requested of each respondent.

2. Title and Purpose of Information Collection

Voluntary Customer Surveys in Accordance with E.O. 12862; OMB 3220-0192

    In accordance with Executive Order 12862, the Railroad Retirement 
Board (RRB) conducts a number of customer surveys designed to determine 
the kinds and quality of services our beneficiaries, claimants, 
employers and members of the public want and expect, as well as their 
satisfaction with existing RRB services. The information collected is 
used by RRB management to monitor customer satisfaction by determining 
to what extent services are satisfactory and where and to what extent 
services can be improved. The surveys are limited to data collections 
that solicit strictly voluntary opinions, and do not collect 
information which is required or regulated. The information collection, 
which was first approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
in 1997, provides the RRB with a generic clearance authority. This 
generic authority allows the RRB to submit a variety of new or revised 
customer survey instruments (needed to timely implement customer 
monitoring activities) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
expedited review and approval.
    The average burden per response for customer satisfaction 
activities is estimated to range from 2 minutes for a Web-site 
questionnaire to 2 hours for participation in a focus group. The RRB 
estimates an annual burden of 1,750 annual respondents totaling 717 
hours for the generic customer survey clearance.
    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 or send an e-mail request to 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 send an e-mail to 
Patricia.Henaghan@RRB.GOV. Written comments should be received within 
60 days of this notice.

Charles Mierzwa,
Clearance Officer.
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