Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 65678-65680 [2010-26997]

Download as PDF 65678 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 206 / Tuesday, October 26, 2010 / Notices 3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Katrina Martinez is appointed to serve as the officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in these proceedings. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–26981 Filed 10–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding five (5) Information Collection Requests (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our ICR(s) describe 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: 3220–0136, Public Service Pension Questionnaires. Public Law 95–216 amended the Social Security Act of 1977 by providing, in part, that spouse or survivor benefits may be reduced when the beneficiary is in receipt of a pension based on employment with a Federal, State, or local governmental unit. Initially, the reduction was equal to the full amount of the government pension. Public Law 98–21 changed the reduction to two-thirds of the amount of the government pension. Public Law 108–203 amended the Social Security Act by changing the requirement for exemption to public service offset, that emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:09 Oct 25, 2010 Jkt 223001 Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes be deducted from the public service wages for the last 60 months of public service employment, rather than just the last day of public service employment. Sections 4(a)(1) and 4(f)(1) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides that a spouse or survivor annuity should be equal in amount to what the annuitant would receive if entitled to a like benefit from the Social Security Administration. Therefore, the public service pension (PSP) provisions apply to RRA annuities. RRB Regulations pertaining to the collection of evidence relating to public service pensions or worker’s compensation paid to spouse or survivor applicants or annuitants are found in 20 CFR 219.64c. The RRB utilizes Form G–208, Public Service Pension Questionnaire, and Form G–212, Public Service Monitoring Questionnaire, to obtain information used to determine whether an annuity reduction is in order. The RRB proposes a non-burden impacting editorial change to G–208 and no changes to Form G–212. The RRB estimates the completion time for Form G–208 at 16 minutes and G–212 at 15 minutes. If a respondent fails to complete the form(s), the RRB may be unable to pay them benefits. One response is required from a respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (75 FR 51117 on August 18, 2010) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Public Service Pension Questionnaires. OMB Control Number: 3220–0136. Form(s) submitted: G–208, Public Service Pension Questionnaire; G–212, Public Service Monitoring Questionnaire. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or households. Abstract: A spouse or survivor annuity under the Railroad Retirement Act may be subjected to a reduction for a public service pension. The questionnaires obtain information needed to determine if the reduction applies and the amount of such reduction. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,170. Total annual responses: 1,170. Total annual reporting hours: 294. PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2. Title and Purpose of Information Collection: 3220–0138, SelfEmployment and Substantial Service Questionnaire. Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides for payment of annuities to qualified employees and their spouses. In order to receive an age and service annuity, Section 2(e)(3) states that an applicant must stop all railroad work and give up any rights to return to such work. However, applicants are not required to stop non-railroad work or selfemployment. The RRB considers some work claimed as ‘‘self-employment’’ to actually be employment for an employer. Whether the RRB classifies a particular activity as self-employment or as work for an employer depends upon the circumstances of each case. These circumstances are prescribed in 20 CFR 216. Under the 1988 amendments to the RRA, an applicant is no longer required to stop work for a ‘‘Last Pre-Retirement Nonrailroad Employer’’ (LPE). However, section 2(f)(6) of the RRA requires that a portion of the employee’s Tier II benefit and supplemental annuity be deducted for earnings from a ‘‘LPE’’ employer. ‘‘LPE’’ is defined as the last person, company or institution with whom the employee or spouse applicant was employed concurrently with, or after, the applicant’s last railroad employment and before their annuity beginning date. If a spouse never worked for a railroad, the LPE employer is the last person for whom he or she worked. The RRB utilizes Form AA–4, SelfEmployment and Substantial Service Questionnaire, when an applicant claims to be self-employed to obtain information needed to determine if the applicant’s work is LPE, railroad service or self-employment. If the work is selfemployment, the questionnaire identifies any months in which the applicant did not perform substantial service. The RRB proposes no changes to Form AA–4. Completion time is estimated at between 40 and 70 minutes. If a respondent fails to complete Form AA–4, the RRB may be unable to pay them benefits. One response is received from each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (75 FR 51117 on August 18, 2010) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Self-Employment and Substantial Service Questionnaire. OMB Control Number: 3220–0138. E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 206 / Tuesday, October 26, 2010 / Notices Form(s) submitted: AA–4. Type of request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or households. Abstract: Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act provides for payment of annuities to qualified employees and their spouses. Work for a Last PreRetirement Nonrailroad Employer (LPE), and work in self-employment affect payments in different ways. This collection obtains information to determine whether claimed selfemployment is really self-employment, and not work for a railroad or LPE. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated annual number of respondents: 600. Total annual responses: 600. Total annual reporting hours: 415. 3. Title and Purpose of Information Collection:3220–0184, Earnings Information Request. Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act, an annuity is not payable, or is reduced for any month(s) in which the beneficiary works for a railroad or earns more than prescribed amounts. The provisions relating to the reduction or non-payment of annuities by reason of work are prescribed in 20 CFR 230. To obtain the information needed to determine if an annuity is not payable to an applicant because of earnings in excess of prescribed amounts, the RRB uses a series of basic application forms used to request specific information related to an annuitant’s past, present and future earnings. To determine information needed for determining reductions in, or non-payment of, annuities currently being paid to annuitants, the RRB primarily relies on earnings information received from the Social Security Administration under the terms of a computer matching agreements. The RRB utilizes Form G–19–F, Earnings Information Request, to obtain earnings information that either had not been previously reported or erroneously reported by a beneficiary. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–19–F. Completion time is estimated at 8 minutes. If respondent fails to complete the form, the RRB may be unable to pay them benefits. One response is required from a respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (75 FR 41557 on July 16, 2010) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Earnings Information Request. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:09 Oct 25, 2010 Jkt 223001 OMB Control Number: 3220–0184. Form(s) submitted: G–19F. Type of request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or households. Abstract: Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act, an annuity is not payable or is reduced for any month(s) in which the beneficiary works for a railroad or earns more than prescribed amounts. The collection obtains earnings information not previously or erroneously reported by a beneficiary. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated annual number of respondents: 900. Total annual responses: 900. Total annual reporting hours: 120. 4. Title and Purpose of Information Collection:3220–0196, Investigation of Claim for Possible Days of Employment. Under Section 1(k) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), unemployment and sickness benefits are not payable for any day with respect to which remuneration is payable or accrues to the claimant. Also Section 4(a–1) of the RUIA provides that unemployment or sickness benefits are not payable for any day the claimant receives the same benefits under any law other than the RUIA. Under Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) regulations, 20 CFR 322.4(a), a claimant’s certification or statement on an RRB provided claim form that he or she did not work on any day claimed and did not receive income such as vacation pay or pay for time lost shall constitute sufficient evidence unless there is conflicting evidence. Further, under 20 CFR 322.4(b), when there is a question raised as to whether or not remuneration is payable or has accrued to a claimant with respect to a claimed day or days, investigation shall be made with a view to obtaining information sufficient for a finding. The RRB utilizes Form ID–5S(SUP), Report of Cases for Which All Days Were Claimed During a Month Credited Per an Adjustment Report, to collect information about compensation credited to an employee during a period when the employee claimed either unemployment or sickness benefits from a railroad employer. The request is generated as a result of a computer match that compares data which is maintained in the RRB’s RUIA Benefit Payment file with data maintained in the RRB’s records of service. The ID– 5S(SUP) is generated annually when the computer match indicates that an employee(s) of the railroad employer was paid unemployment or sickness PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65679 benefits for every day in one or more months for which creditable compensation was adjusted due to the receipt of a report of creditable compensation adjustment (RRB FORM BA–4, OMB Approved 3220–0008) from their railroad employer. The computer generated Form ID– 5S(SUP) includes pertinent identifying information, the BA–4 adjustment process date and the claimed months in question. Space is provided on the report for the employer’s use in supplying the information requested in the computer generated transmittal letter, Form ID–5S, which accompanies the report. The RRB proposes no changes to Form ID–5S(SUP) and Form ID–5S. The RRB estimates the completion time for Form ID–5S(SUP) at 10 minutes. Completion is voluntary. One response is requested of each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (72 FR 8206–8207 on February 23, 2007) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request Details (ICR) Title: Investigation of Claim for Possible Days of Employment. OMB Control Number: 3220–0196. Form(s) submitted: ID–5S(SUP). Type of request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Business or other forprofit. Abstract: Under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, unemployment or sickness benefits are not payable for any day in which remuneration is payable or accrues to the claimant. The collection obtains information about compensation credited to an employee during a period when the employee claimed unemployment or sickness benefits from their railroad employer. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated annual number of respondents: 80. Total annual responses: 80. Total annual reporting hours: 13. 5. Title and Purpose of Information Collection: 3220–0200, Designation of Contact Officials. Coordination between railroad employers and the RRB is essential to properly administer the payment of benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) and the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA). In order to enhance timely coordination activity, the RRB utilizes Form G–117a, Designation of Contact Officials. Form E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 65680 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 206 / Tuesday, October 26, 2010 / Notices G–117a is used by railroad employers to designate employees who are to act as point of contact with the RRB on a variety of RRA and RUIA-related matters. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–117A. Completion time is estimated at 15 minutes. Completion is voluntary. One response is requested from each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (75 FR 38565 on July 2, 2010) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Designation of Contact Officials. OMB Control Number: 3220–0200. Form(s) submitted: G–117A. Type of request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Business or other for profit. Abstract: The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) requests that railroad employers designate employees to act as liaison with the RRB on a variety of Railroad Retirement Act and Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act matters. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated annual number of respondents: 100. Total annual responses: 100. Total annual reporting hours: 25. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. BILLING CODE 7905–01–P emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold a Closed Meeting on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. Jkt 223001 At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact: The Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. Dated: October 22, 2010. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–27218 Filed 10–22–10; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–63139; File No. SR–ISE– 2010–99] October 20, 2010. Sunshine Act Meeting 18:09 Oct 25, 2010 Institution and settlement of injunctive actions; Institution and settlement of administrative proceedings; and Other matters relating to enforcement proceedings. Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, LLC; Notice of Filing and Order Granting Accelerated Approval of Proposed Rule Change To Adopt ISE Rule 421 Relating to Proxy Voting [FR Doc. 2010–26997 Filed 10–25–10; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 Commissioners, Counsel to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, and recording secretaries will attend the Closed Meeting. Certain staff members who have an interest in the matters also may be present. The General Counsel of the Commission, or his designee, has certified that, in his opinion, one or more of the exemptions set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), (5), (7), 9(B) and (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a)(3), (5), (7), 9(ii) and (10), permit consideration of the scheduled matters at the Closed Meeting. Commissioner Walter, as duty officer, voted to consider the items listed for the Closed Meeting in a closed session, and determined that no earlier notice thereof was possible. The subject matter of the Closed Meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 28, 2010 will be: 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 October 6, 2010, the International Securities Exchange, LLC (‘‘ISE’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange 1 15 2 17 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been substantially prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons, and is approving the proposed rule change on an accelerated basis. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of the Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to adopt Rule 421 (Proxy Voting), in accordance with the provisions of Section 957 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ‘‘DoddFrank Act’’). The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Internet Web site at http://www.ise.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the self-regulatory organization included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The self-regulatory organization has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange is proposing to adopt ISE Rule 421 (Proxy Voting), in accordance with the provisions of Section 957 of the Dodd-Frank Act, to prohibit Members from voting uninstructed shares if the matter voted on relates to (i) the election of a member of the board of directors of an issuer (other than an uncontested election of a director of an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the ‘‘Investment Company Act’’)), (ii) executive compensation, or (iii) any other significant matter, as determined by the Commission, by rule. Section 957 of the Dodd-Frank Act amends Section 6(b) 3 of the Act to 3 15 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM U.S.C. 78f(b). 26OCN1

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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 
five (5) Information Collection Requests (ICR) to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB). Our ICR(s) describe 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: 3220-0136, Public 
Service Pension Questionnaires.
    Public Law 95-216 amended the Social Security Act of 1977 by 
providing, in part, that spouse or survivor benefits may be reduced 
when the beneficiary is in receipt of a pension based on employment 
with a Federal, State, or local governmental unit. Initially, the 
reduction was equal to the full amount of the government pension.
    Public Law 98-21 changed the reduction to two-thirds of the amount 
of the government pension. Public Law 108-203 amended the Social 
Security Act by changing the requirement for exemption to public 
service offset, that Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes 
be deducted from the public service wages for the last 60 months of 
public service employment, rather than just the last day of public 
service employment.
    Sections 4(a)(1) and 4(f)(1) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) 
provides that a spouse or survivor annuity should be equal in amount to 
what the annuitant would receive if entitled to a like benefit from the 
Social Security Administration. Therefore, the public service pension 
(PSP) provisions apply to RRA annuities. RRB Regulations pertaining to 
the collection of evidence relating to public service pensions or 
worker's compensation paid to spouse or survivor applicants or 
annuitants are found in 20 CFR 219.64c.
    The RRB utilizes Form G-208, Public Service Pension Questionnaire, 
and Form G-212, Public Service Monitoring Questionnaire, to obtain 
information used to determine whether an annuity reduction is in order. 
The RRB proposes a non-burden impacting editorial change to G-208 and 
no changes to Form G-212. The RRB estimates the completion time for 
Form G-208 at 16 minutes and G-212 at 15 minutes. If a respondent fails 
to complete the form(s), the RRB may be unable to pay them benefits. 
One response is required from a respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (75 FR 51117 on August 18, 2010) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Public Service Pension Questionnaires.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0136.
    Form(s) submitted: G-208, Public Service Pension Questionnaire; G-
212, Public Service Monitoring Questionnaire.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or households.
    Abstract: A spouse or survivor annuity under the Railroad 
Retirement Act may be subjected to a reduction for a public service 
pension. The questionnaires obtain information needed to determine if 
the reduction applies and the amount of such reduction.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,170.
    Total annual responses: 1,170.
    Total annual reporting hours: 294.
    2. Title and Purpose of Information Collection: 3220-0138, Self-
Employment and Substantial Service Questionnaire. Section 2 of the 
Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides for payment of annuities to 
qualified employees and their spouses. In order to receive an age and 
service annuity, Section 2(e)(3) states that an applicant must stop all 
railroad work and give up any rights to return to such work. However, 
applicants are not required to stop non-railroad work or self-
employment. The RRB considers some work claimed as ``self-employment'' 
to actually be employment for an employer. Whether the RRB classifies a 
particular activity as self-employment or as work for an employer 
depends upon the circumstances of each case. These circumstances are 
prescribed in 20 CFR 216.
    Under the 1988 amendments to the RRA, an applicant is no longer 
required to stop work for a ``Last Pre-Retirement Nonrailroad 
Employer'' (LPE). However, section 2(f)(6) of the RRA requires that a 
portion of the employee's Tier II benefit and supplemental annuity be 
deducted for earnings from a ``LPE'' employer.
    ``LPE'' is defined as the last person, company or institution with 
whom the employee or spouse applicant was employed concurrently with, 
or after, the applicant's last railroad employment and before their 
annuity beginning date. If a spouse never worked for a railroad, the 
LPE employer is the last person for whom he or she worked.
    The RRB utilizes Form AA-4, Self-Employment and Substantial Service 
Questionnaire, when an applicant claims to be self-employed to obtain 
information needed to determine if the applicant's work is LPE, 
railroad service or self-employment. If the work is self-employment, 
the questionnaire identifies any months in which the applicant did not 
perform substantial service. The RRB proposes no changes to Form AA-4. 
Completion time is estimated at between 40 and 70 minutes. If a 
respondent fails to complete Form AA-4, the RRB may be unable to pay 
them benefits. One response is received from each respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (75 FR 51117 on August 18, 2010) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Self-Employment and Substantial Service Questionnaire.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0138.

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    Form(s) submitted: AA-4.
    Type of request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or households.
    Abstract: Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act provides for 
payment of annuities to qualified employees and their spouses. Work for 
a Last Pre-Retirement Nonrailroad Employer (LPE), and work in self-
employment affect payments in different ways. This collection obtains 
information to determine whether claimed self-employment is really 
self-employment, and not work for a railroad or LPE.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 600.
    Total annual responses: 600.
    Total annual reporting hours: 415.
    3. Title and Purpose of Information Collection:3220-0184, Earnings 
Information Request.
    Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act, an annuity is not 
payable, or is reduced for any month(s) in which the beneficiary works 
for a railroad or earns more than prescribed amounts. The provisions 
relating to the reduction or non-payment of annuities by reason of work 
are prescribed in 20 CFR 230.
    To obtain the information needed to determine if an annuity is not 
payable to an applicant because of earnings in excess of prescribed 
amounts, the RRB uses a series of basic application forms used to 
request specific information related to an annuitant's past, present 
and future earnings. To determine information needed for determining 
reductions in, or non-payment of, annuities currently being paid to 
annuitants, the RRB primarily relies on earnings information received 
from the Social Security Administration under the terms of a computer 
matching agreements.
    The RRB utilizes Form G-19-F, Earnings Information Request, to 
obtain earnings information that either had not been previously 
reported or erroneously reported by a beneficiary. The RRB proposes no 
changes to Form G-19-F. Completion time is estimated at 8 minutes. If 
respondent fails to complete the form, the RRB may be unable to pay 
them benefits. One response is required from a respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (75 FR 41557 on July 16, 2010) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Earnings Information Request.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0184.
    Form(s) submitted: G-19F.
    Type of request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or households.
    Abstract: Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act, an 
annuity is not payable or is reduced for any month(s) in which the 
beneficiary works for a railroad or earns more than prescribed amounts. 
The collection obtains earnings information not previously or 
erroneously reported by a beneficiary.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 900.
    Total annual responses: 900.
    Total annual reporting hours: 120.
    4. Title and Purpose of Information Collection:3220-0196, 
Investigation of Claim for Possible Days of Employment.
    Under Section 1(k) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act 
(RUIA), unemployment and sickness benefits are not payable for any day 
with respect to which remuneration is payable or accrues to the 
claimant. Also Section 4(a-1) of the RUIA provides that unemployment or 
sickness benefits are not payable for any day the claimant receives the 
same benefits under any law other than the RUIA. Under Railroad 
Retirement Board (RRB) regulations, 20 CFR 322.4(a), a claimant's 
certification or statement on an RRB provided claim form that he or she 
did not work on any day claimed and did not receive income such as 
vacation pay or pay for time lost shall constitute sufficient evidence 
unless there is conflicting evidence. Further, under 20 CFR 322.4(b), 
when there is a question raised as to whether or not remuneration is 
payable or has accrued to a claimant with respect to a claimed day or 
days, investigation shall be made with a view to obtaining information 
sufficient for a finding.
    The RRB utilizes Form ID-5S(SUP), Report of Cases for Which All 
Days Were Claimed During a Month Credited Per an Adjustment Report, to 
collect information about compensation credited to an employee during a 
period when the employee claimed either unemployment or sickness 
benefits from a railroad employer. The request is generated as a result 
of a computer match that compares data which is maintained in the RRB's 
RUIA Benefit Payment file with data maintained in the RRB's records of 
service. The ID-5S(SUP) is generated annually when the computer match 
indicates that an employee(s) of the railroad employer was paid 
unemployment or sickness benefits for every day in one or more months 
for which creditable compensation was adjusted due to the receipt of a 
report of creditable compensation adjustment (RRB FORM BA-4, OMB 
Approved 3220-0008) from their railroad employer.
    The computer generated Form ID-5S(SUP) includes pertinent 
identifying information, the BA-4 adjustment process date and the 
claimed months in question. Space is provided on the report for the 
employer's use in supplying the information requested in the computer 
generated transmittal letter, Form ID-5S, which accompanies the report. 
The RRB proposes no changes to Form ID-5S(SUP) and Form ID-5S. The RRB 
estimates the completion time for Form ID-5S(SUP) at 10 minutes. 
Completion is voluntary. One response is requested of each respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (72 FR 8206-8207 on February 23, 2007) required 
by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request Details (ICR)

    Title: Investigation of Claim for Possible Days of Employment.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0196.
    Form(s) submitted: ID-5S(SUP).
    Type of request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: Business or other for-profit.
    Abstract: Under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, 
unemployment or sickness benefits are not payable for any day in which 
remuneration is payable or accrues to the claimant. The collection 
obtains information about compensation credited to an employee during a 
period when the employee claimed unemployment or sickness benefits from 
their railroad employer.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 80.
    Total annual responses: 80.
    Total annual reporting hours: 13.
    5. Title and Purpose of Information Collection: 3220-0200, 
Designation of Contact Officials.
    Coordination between railroad employers and the RRB is essential to 
properly administer the payment of benefits under the Railroad 
Retirement Act (RRA) and the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act 
(RUIA). In order to enhance timely coordination activity, the RRB 
utilizes Form G-117a, Designation of Contact Officials. Form

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G-117a is used by railroad employers to designate employees who are to 
act as point of contact with the RRB on a variety of RRA and RUIA-
related matters. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-117A. Completion 
time is estimated at 15 minutes. Completion is voluntary. One response 
is requested from each respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (75 FR 38565 on July 2, 2010) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Designation of Contact Officials.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0200.
    Form(s) submitted: G-117A.
    Type of request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: Business or other for profit.
    Abstract: The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) requests that 
railroad employers designate employees to act as liaison with the RRB 
on a variety of Railroad Retirement Act and Railroad Unemployment 
Insurance Act matters.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 100.
    Total annual responses: 100.
    Total annual reporting hours: 25.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. 2010-26997 Filed 10-25-10; 8:45 am]
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