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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 1 / Monday, January 3, 2011 / Notices contract to adopt the Requirements. NFA has identified a trend where some Members encourage their customers to take on riskier out-of-the money options at a cost just below $100. Because in NFA’s view these positions are much less likely to be liquidated and charged a liquidation fee, the total cost remains under the $100 threshold. NFA states that the proposed rule change may increase the number of Members subject to the Requirements because option contracts that would result in total commission, fees and other charges of $100 or more if the trade was liquidated will be deemed to have been charged $100 even if the trade is not liquidated. NFA believes that the additional burden is necessary, however, because Members that engage in this practice are clearly within the group of Members that NFA’s Board believed should be subject to the enhanced Requirements when it chose to use high commissions and fees as a trigger for imposing the Requirements. NFA believes that the proposed provision that changes a Member’s reporting obligation with respect to its report on compliance with the Requirements will also lessen the burden on Members. Under this provision, a Member will be permitted to file this report on a quarterly rather than monthly basis. NFA believes that the final two proposed revisions do not add any burden to competition because they are merely clarifying current requirements. One proposed rule change would add language that NFA believes makes it clear that a Member that receives a full or partial waiver is still deemed to be a Member that has met the criteria for purposes of the Notice. Another proposed rule change would add the word ‘‘current’’ before the term ‘‘Disciplined Firm’’ in four relevant places in order to clarify that a ‘‘five year’’ Disciplined Firm will no longer be a Disciplined Firm for purposes of triggering the Requirements once the firm is dropped from the ‘‘five year’’ list. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others NFA states that it worked with its Member Advisory Committees in developing the rule change. NFA did not, however, publish the rule change to its membership for comment. NFA states that it did not receive comment letters concerning the rule change. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:48 Dec 30, 2010 Jkt 223001 III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action 205 also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of NFA. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make publicly available. On October 20, 2010, the CFTC notified NFA that it had approved the rule change, and therefore, NFA is permitted to make the amendments effective as of this date. Within 60 days of the date of effectiveness of the proposed rule change, the Commission, after consultation with the CFTC, may summarily abrogate the proposed rule change and require that the proposed rule change be refiled in accordance with the provisions of Section 19(b)(1) of the Act. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.9 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. IV. Solicitation of Comments SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Exchange Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request [FR Doc. 2010–33097 Filed 12–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 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 Electronic Comments Public Law 104–13, the Paperwork • Use the Commission’s Internet Reduction Act of 1995, effective October comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ 1, 1995. This notice includes revisions rules/sro.shtml); or to OMB-approved information • Send an e-mail to rulecollections. comments@sec.gov. Please include File SSA is soliciting comments on the Number SR–NFA–2010–04. accuracy of the agency’s burden estimate; the need for the information; Paper Comments its practical utility; ways to enhance its • Send paper comments in triplicate quality, utility, and clarity; and ways to to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, minimize burden on respondents, Securities and Exchange Commission, including the use of automated 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC collection techniques or other forms of 20549–1090. information technology. Mail, e-mail, or fax your comments and All submissions should refer to File recommendations on the information Number SR–NFA–2010–04. This file collection(s) to the OMB Desk Officer number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the and SSA Reports Clearance Officer at the following addresses or fax numbers. Commission process and review your (OMB), Office of Management and comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA. Fax: post all comments on the Commission’s 202–395–6974. E-mail address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ (SSA), Social Security rules/sro.shtml ). Copies of the Administration, DCBFM, Attn: Reports submission, all subsequent Clearance Officer, 1333 Annex Building, amendments, all written statements 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD with respect to the proposed rule 21235. Fax: 410–965–6400. E-mail change that are filed with the address: OPLM.RCO@ssa.gov. Commission, and all written The information collections below are communications relating to the pending at SSA. SSA will submit them proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than to OMB within 60 days from the date of this notice. To be sure we consider your those that may be withheld from the comments, we must receive them no public in accordance with the later than March 4, 2011. Individuals provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be can obtain copies of the collection available for Web site viewing and instruments by calling the SSA Reports printing in the Commission’s Public Clearance Officer at 410–965–8783 or by Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., writing to the above e-mail address. Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10 9 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(73). a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of such filing PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1 206 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 1 / Monday, January 3, 2011 / Notices 1. Request for Waiver of Overpayment Recovery or Change in Repayment Notice—20 CFR 404.502–404.513, 404.515, 20 CFR 416.550–416.570, and 416.572—0960–0037. When Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients receive an accidental overpayment of benefits, they must repay the amount of the overpayment. These beneficiaries and recipients can use Form SSA–632–BK to take one of three actions: (1) Request an exemption from repaying, as recovery of the payment would cause financial hardship; (2) inform SSA they want to repay the overpayment at a monthly rate over a period longer than 36 months; and (3) request a different rate of recovery. In the latter two cases, the respondents must also provide financial information to SSA to help the agency determine how much the overpaid person can afford to repay each month. Respondents are overpaid beneficiaries or SSI recipients who are requesting a waiver of recovery of an overpayment or a lesser rate of withholding. Type of Request: REVISION OF AN OMB-APPROVED INFORMATION COLLECTION. Number of respondents Type of request Frequency of response Response time Total burden (hours) 400,000 100,000 44,000 500,000 1 1 1 1 2 hours ................................... 45 minutes ............................. 2 hours ................................... 5 minutes ............................... 800,000 75,000 88,000 41,667 Totals ................................................................................ jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Waiver of Overpayment (Completes Whole Paper Form) ...... Change in Repayment (Completes Partial Paper Form) ........ Regional Application (New York Debt Management) ............. Internet Instructions ................................................................. 1,044,000 ........................ ................................................ 1,004,667 2. Employee Work Activity Questionnaire—20 CFR 404.1574 and 20 CFR 404.1592–0960–0483—Social Security disability beneficiaries and SSI recipients qualify for payments when a verified physical or mental impairment prevents them from working. If disability claimants attempt to return to work after receiving payments, but are unable to continue working, they submit Form SSA–3033, Employee Work Activity Questionnaire, so SSA can evaluate their work attempt. SSA uses this form to evaluate unsuccessful subsidy work and determine applicants’ continuing eligibility for disability payments. The respondents are employers of Social Security disability beneficiaries and SSI recipients who unsuccessfully attempted to return to work. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of Respondents: 15,000. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 3,750 hours. 3. Sheltered Workshop Wage Reporting—0960–0771. Sheltered workshops are nonprofit organizations or institutions that implement a recognized program of rehabilitation for handicapped workers, or provide such workers with remunerative employment or other occupational rehabilitating activity of an educational or therapeutic nature. Sheltered workshops perform a service for their clients by reporting monthly wages directly to SSA. SSA uses the information these workshops provide to verify and post monthly wages to the SSI recipient’s record. Most workshops report monthly wage totals to their local SSA office so we can adjust the client’s SSI payment amount VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:21 Dec 30, 2010 Jkt 223001 in a timely manner and prevent overpayments. Sheltered workshops are motivated to report wages voluntarily as a service to their clients. Respondents are sheltered workshops that report monthly wages for services performed in the workshop. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of Respondents: 900. Frequency of Response: 12. Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 2,700 hours. Dated: December 28, 2010. Faye Lipsky, Reports Clearance Officer, Center for Reports Clearance, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–33078 Filed 12–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2010–0175] Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew an information collection. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 September 15, 2010. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by February 2, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may send comments within 30 days to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention DOT Desk Officer. You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the FHWA’s performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FHWA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized, including the use of electronic technology, without reducing the quality of the collected information. All comments should include the Docket number FHWA–2010–0175. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Kenneth Petty, (202) 366–6654, Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty; Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Planning and Research Program Administration. OMB Control #: 2125–0039. Background: Under the provisions of Title 23, United States Code, Section 505, 2 percent of Federal-aid highway funds in certain categories that are apportioned to the States are set aside to be used only for State Planning and Research (SPR). At least 25 percent of E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 1 (Monday, January 3, 2011)]
[Notices]
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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed 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 to 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 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 SSA Reports Clearance Officer at the following 
addresses or fax numbers.
    (OMB), Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA. 
Fax: 202-395-6974. E-mail address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.
    (SSA), Social Security Administration, DCBFM, Attn: Reports 
Clearance Officer, 1333 Annex Building, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, 
MD 21235. Fax: 410-965-6400. E-mail address: OPLM.RCO@ssa.gov.
    The information collections below are pending at SSA. SSA will 
submit them 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 
March 4, 2011. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instruments by calling the SSA Reports Clearance Officer at 410-965-
8783 or by writing to the above e-mail address.

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    1. Request for Waiver of Overpayment Recovery or Change in 
Repayment Notice--20 CFR 404.502-404.513, 404.515, 20 CFR 416.550-
416.570, and 416.572--0960-0037. When Social Security beneficiaries and 
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients receive an accidental 
overpayment of benefits, they must repay the amount of the overpayment. 
These beneficiaries and recipients can use Form SSA-632-BK to take one 
of three actions: (1) Request an exemption from repaying, as recovery 
of the payment would cause financial hardship; (2) inform SSA they want 
to repay the overpayment at a monthly rate over a period longer than 36 
months; and (3) request a different rate of recovery. In the latter two 
cases, the respondents must also provide financial information to SSA 
to help the agency determine how much the overpaid person can afford to 
repay each month. Respondents are overpaid beneficiaries or SSI 
recipients who are requesting a waiver of recovery of an overpayment or 
a lesser rate of withholding.

                      Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved Information Collection.
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                                           Number of     Frequency of                              Total burden
            Type of request               respondents      response           Response time           (hours)
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Waiver of Overpayment (Completes Whole         400,000               1  2 hours.................         800,000
 Paper Form).
Change in Repayment (Completes Partial         100,000               1  45 minutes..............          75,000
 Paper Form).
Regional Application (New York Debt             44,000               1  2 hours.................          88,000
 Management).
Internet Instructions.................         500,000               1  5 minutes...............          41,667
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    Totals............................       1,044,000  ..............  ........................       1,004,667
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    2. Employee Work Activity Questionnaire--20 CFR 404.1574 and 20 CFR 
404.1592-0960-0483--Social Security disability beneficiaries and SSI 
recipients qualify for payments when a verified physical or mental 
impairment prevents them from working. If disability claimants attempt 
to return to work after receiving payments, but are unable to continue 
working, they submit Form SSA-3033, Employee Work Activity 
Questionnaire, so SSA can evaluate their work attempt. SSA uses this 
form to evaluate unsuccessful subsidy work and determine applicants' 
continuing eligibility for disability payments. The respondents are 
employers of Social Security disability beneficiaries and SSI 
recipients who unsuccessfully attempted to return to work.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.
    Number of Respondents: 15,000.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 3,750 hours.
    3. Sheltered Workshop Wage Reporting--0960-0771. Sheltered 
workshops are nonprofit organizations or institutions that implement a 
recognized program of rehabilitation for handicapped workers, or 
provide such workers with remunerative employment or other occupational 
rehabilitating activity of an educational or therapeutic nature. 
Sheltered workshops perform a service for their clients by reporting 
monthly wages directly to SSA. SSA uses the information these workshops 
provide to verify and post monthly wages to the SSI recipient's record. 
Most workshops report monthly wage totals to their local SSA office so 
we can adjust the client's SSI payment amount in a timely manner and 
prevent overpayments. Sheltered workshops are motivated to report wages 
voluntarily as a service to their clients. Respondents are sheltered 
workshops that report monthly wages for services performed in the 
workshop.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.
    Number of Respondents: 900.
    Frequency of Response: 12.
    Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 2,700 hours.

    Dated: December 28, 2010.
Faye Lipsky,
Reports Clearance Officer, Center for Reports Clearance, Social 
Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2010-33078 Filed 12-30-10; 8:45 am]
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