Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 8394-8395 [2011-3171]

Download as PDF 8394 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 30 / Monday, February 14, 2011 / Notices SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of information collection packages requiring clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with Public Law 104–13, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. This notice includes revisions to and an extension of OMB-approved information collections. SSA is soliciting comments on the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimate; the need for the information; its practical utility; ways to enhance its quality, utility, and clarity; and ways to minimize 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. I. 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 April 15, 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 email address. 1. Medicare Modernization Act Outreach Mailer—20 CFR 418—0960– 0773. To promote awareness of the Medicare Part D subsidy program and encourage potentially eligible Medicare beneficiaries to complete Form SSA– 1020 (OMB No. 0960–0696, the Application for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs), SSA uses an outreach brochure that includes a mailer. Pharmacies, doctors’ offices, and medical clinics display and distribute copies of the brochure/mailer to encourage eligible Medicare beneficiaries to request and complete Form SSA–1020. Using a recorded, automated message telephone call that will not require any conversation with respondents, SSA follows up with beneficiaries who use the mailer to request an SSA–1020 but do not submit it to the agency. The respondents are Medicare beneficiaries who are potentially eligible for Part D subsidy benefits and who request a copy of Form SSA–1020, using the SSA–1023 mailer. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of Respondents: 75,000. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden Per Response: 1 minute. Estimated Annual Burden: 1,250. 2. Medicare Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount—Life-Changing Number of respondents Method of collection Event Form—0960–0784. Per the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, reductions in the Federal subsidy for Medicare medical coverage (Medicare Part B) result in selected Medicare Part B recipients paying an income-related monthly adjustment amount (IRMAA). The Internal Revenue Service transmits income tax return data to SSA for SSA to determine the IRMAA. SSA uses Form SSA–44 to determine if a recipient qualifies for a reduction in the IRMAA. If affected Medicare recipients believe SSA should use more recent tax data because of a life-changing event that significantly reduces their income, they can report these changes to SSA and ask for a new initial determination of their IRMAA. In November 2010, we requested emergency OMB clearance for a new SSA–44 to fulfill the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. 111–148), which mandates reductions in the Federal Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage subsidies, resulting in higher premiums for those who have this coverage and who have income above a specific threshold. The provisions of the law became effective January 1, 2011, and we obtained emergency clearance for this form on November 23, 2010. We are now seeking full OMB clearance for this form. The respondents are Medicare Part B and prescription drug coverage recipients and enrollees with modified adjusted gross income over a high-income threshold who experience one of the eight significant life-changing events. Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated annual burden (hours) 147,000 39,000 1 1 30 45 73,500 29,250 Totals ........................................................................................................ jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Personal Interview (SSA field office) ............................................................... Paper Form (mailed) ........................................................................................ 186,000 ........................ ........................ 102,750 II. SSA has submitted the information collection listed below to OMB for clearance. Your comments on the information collection would be most useful if OMB and SSA receive them within 30 days from the date of this publication. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than March 16, 2011. You can obtain a copy of the OMB clearance package by calling the SSA Reports VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Feb 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 Clearance Officer at 410–965–8783 or by writing to the above e-mail address. State Death Match Collections—20 CFR 404.301, 404.310–404.311, 404.316, 404.330–404–341, 404.350–404.352, 404.371; 416.912—0960–0700. SSA uses the State Death Match Collections to ensure the accuracy of payment files by detecting unreported or inaccurate deaths of beneficiaries. Under the Social Security Act, entitlement to retirement, PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 disability, wife’s, husband’s, or parent’s benefits terminate when the beneficiary dies. The States furnish death certificate information to SSA via the manual registration process or the Electronic Death Registration (EDR) process. Both death match processes are automated electronic transfers between the States and SSA. The respondents are the States’ bureaus of vital statistics. E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 8395 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 30 / Monday, February 14, 2011 / Notices Frequency of responses (per state) Number of respondents Method of collection Average cost per record request Estimated annual cost burden State Death Match—Manual Process ............................................................. State Death Match—EDR ................................................................................ 23 30 50,000 50,000 .80 2.86 $920,000 4,290,000 Totals ........................................................................................................ ........................ ........................ ........................ *5,210,000 * Please note that both data matching processes are fully electronic and there is no hourly burden for the respondent to provide this information. Dated: February 8, 2011. Faye Lipsky, Reports Clearance Officer, Center for Reports Clearance, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–3171 Filed 2–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 7334] Issuance of a Presidential Permit Authorizing the Expansion, Renovation, Operation, and Maintenance of the Commercial and Pedestrian Border Crossing Called ‘‘Nogales-Mariposa’’ in the Vicinity of Nogales, AZ, at the International Boundary Between the United States and Mexico The Department of State issued a Presidential permit to the General Services Administration on January 18, 2011, authorizing that agency to expand, renovate, operate, and maintain the commercial and pedestrian border crossing called ‘‘Nogales-Mariposa’’ in the vicinity of Nogales, Arizona, at the International Boundary between the United States and Mexico. In making this determination, the Department complied with the procedures required under Executive Order 11423, as amended. SUMMARY: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stewart Tuttle, U.S.-Mexico Border Affairs Coordinator, via e-mail at WHA– BorderAffairs@state.gov; by phone at 202–647–9894; or by mail at Office of Mexican Affairs—Room 3909, Department of State, 2201 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20520. Information about Presidential permits is available on the Internet at http://www.state.gov/ p/wha/rt/permit/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Following is the text of the issued permit: By virtue of the authority vested in me as Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs under Executive Order 11423, 33 FR 11741 (1963), as amended by Executive Order 12847 of May 17, 1993, 58 FR 29511 (1993), Executive Order 13284 of VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Feb 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 January 23, 2003, 68 FR 4075 (2003), and Executive Order 13337 of April 30, 2004, 69 FR 25299 (2004) and Department of State Delegation of Authority number 118–2 of January 26, 2006; having considered the environmental effects of the proposed action consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (83 Stat. 852, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and other statutes relating to environmental concerns; having considered the proposed action consistent with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (80 Stat. 917, 16 U.S.C. 470f et seq.); and having requested and received the views of various of the federal departments and other interested persons; I hereby grant permission, subject to the conditions herein set forth, to the United States General Services Administration (GSA) (hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘permittee’’), to expand, renovate, operate and maintain a commercial and pedestrian land border crossing (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘Nogales-Mariposa’’), in Nogales, AZ. * * * * * The term ‘‘facilities’’ as used in this permit means the facilities to be constructed at the Nogales-Mariposa border crossing near Nogales, Arizona, consisting of the following improvements and structures: • Inspection and X-Ray Facilities • Containment Areas and Docks • Commercial Inspection Building with Import and Export Docks • Export Inspection • Main Administrative Building • Entry and Exit Control Booths • Roadways and related Infrastructure, Pathways, Parking Lots, and related Lots • Landscaping • Ancillary Support Facilities • Commercial Cargo lanes • Non-commercial Inspection facilities and lanes • Pedestrian Crossing • Pedestrian inspection facilities • Related Improvements and Infrastructure These facilities are the subject of a Finding Of No Significant Impact approved by the State Department PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Director of the Office of Mexican Affairs, Edward Alexander Lee on December 10, 2010. 75 FR 78336 (December 15, 2010). This permit is subject to the following conditions: Article 1. The facilities herein described, and all aspects of their operation, shall be subject to all the conditions, provisions and requirements of this permit and any amendment thereof. This permit may be terminated upon a determination of the Executive Branch that the Nogales-Mariposa border crossing shall be closed. This permit may be amended by the Secretary of State or the Secretary’s delegate in consultation with the permittee and, as appropriate, other Executive Branch agencies; the permittee’s obligation to implement such an amendment is subject to the availability of funds. The permittee shall make no substantial change in the location of the facilities or in the operation authorized by this permit until such changes have been approved by the Secretary of State or the Secretary’s delegate. Article 2. The permittee shall comply with all applicable federal laws and regulations regarding the construction, operation and maintenance of the facilities. Further, the permittee shall comply with nationally recognized codes to the extent required under 40 U.S.C. 3312(b). The permittee shall cooperate with state and local officials to the extent required under 40 U.S.C. 3312(d). Article 3. In the event that the Nogales-Mariposa Port of Entry is permanently closed and is no longer used as an international crossing, this permit shall terminate and the permittee may manage, utilize, or dispose of the facilities in accordance with its statutory authorities. Article 4. The permittee is a federal agency that is responsible for managing and operating the Nogales-Mariposa Port of Entry, as authorized by applicable federal laws and regulations. This permit shall continue in full force and effect for only so long as the permittee shall continue the operations hereby authorized. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 30 (Monday, February 14, 2011)]
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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and 
Comment Request

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of 
information collection packages requiring clearance by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with Public Law 104-13, the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. This notice 
includes revisions to and an extension of OMB-approved information 
collections.
    SSA is soliciting comments on the accuracy of the agency's burden 
estimate; the need for the information; its practical utility; ways to 
enhance its quality, utility, and clarity; and ways to minimize 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.

    I. 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 
April 15, 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.
    1. Medicare Modernization Act Outreach Mailer--20 CFR 418--0960-
0773. To promote awareness of the Medicare Part D subsidy program and 
encourage potentially eligible Medicare beneficiaries to complete Form 
SSA-1020 (OMB No. 0960-0696, the Application for Extra Help with 
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs), SSA uses an outreach brochure 
that includes a mailer. Pharmacies, doctors' offices, and medical 
clinics display and distribute copies of the brochure/mailer to 
encourage eligible Medicare beneficiaries to request and complete Form 
SSA-1020. Using a recorded, automated message telephone call that will 
not require any conversation with respondents, SSA follows up with 
beneficiaries who use the mailer to request an SSA-1020 but do not 
submit it to the agency. The respondents are Medicare beneficiaries who 
are potentially eligible for Part D subsidy benefits and who request a 
copy of Form SSA-1020, using the SSA-1023 mailer.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.
    Number of Respondents: 75,000.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden Per Response: 1 minute.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 1,250.
    2. Medicare Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount--Life-Changing 
Event Form--0960-0784. Per the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, 
reductions in the Federal subsidy for Medicare medical coverage 
(Medicare Part B) result in selected Medicare Part B recipients paying 
an income-related monthly adjustment amount (IRMAA). The Internal 
Revenue Service transmits income tax return data to SSA for SSA to 
determine the IRMAA. SSA uses Form SSA-44 to determine if a recipient 
qualifies for a reduction in the IRMAA. If affected Medicare recipients 
believe SSA should use more recent tax data because of a life-changing 
event that significantly reduces their income, they can report these 
changes to SSA and ask for a new initial determination of their IRMAA.
    In November 2010, we requested emergency OMB clearance for a new 
SSA-44 to fulfill the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. 
111-148), which mandates reductions in the Federal Medicare Part D 
prescription drug coverage subsidies, resulting in higher premiums for 
those who have this coverage and who have income above a specific 
threshold. The provisions of the law became effective January 1, 2011, 
and we obtained emergency clearance for this form on November 23, 2010. 
We are now seeking full OMB clearance for this form. The respondents 
are Medicare Part B and prescription drug coverage recipients and 
enrollees with modified adjusted gross income over a high-income 
threshold who experience one of the eight significant life-changing 
events.
    Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
              Method of collection                   Number of     Frequency of    per response    annual burden
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)        (hours)
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Personal Interview (SSA field office)...........         147,000               1              30          73,500
Paper Form (mailed).............................          39,000               1              45          29,250
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................         186,000  ..............  ..............         102,750
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    II. SSA has submitted the information collection listed below to 
OMB for clearance. Your comments on the information collection would be 
most useful if OMB and SSA receive them within 30 days from the date of 
this publication. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive 
them no later than March 16, 2011. You can obtain a copy of the OMB 
clearance package by calling the SSA Reports Clearance Officer at 410-
965-8783 or by writing to the above e-mail address.
    State Death Match Collections--20 CFR 404.301, 404.310-404.311, 
404.316, 404.330-404-341, 404.350-404.352, 404.371; 416.912--0960-0700. 
SSA uses the State Death Match Collections to ensure the accuracy of 
payment files by detecting unreported or inaccurate deaths of 
beneficiaries. Under the Social Security Act, entitlement to 
retirement, disability, wife's, husband's, or parent's benefits 
terminate when the beneficiary dies. The States furnish death 
certificate information to SSA via the manual registration process or 
the Electronic Death Registration (EDR) process. Both death match 
processes are automated electronic transfers between the States and 
SSA. The respondents are the States' bureaus of vital statistics.

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                                                                   Frequency of    Average cost      Estimated
              Method of collection                   Number of    responses (per    per record      annual cost
                                                    respondents       state)          request         burden
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State Death Match--Manual Process...............              23          50,000             .80        $920,000
State Death Match--EDR..........................              30          50,000            2.86       4,290,000
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................  ..............  ..............  ..............      *5,210,000
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* Please note that both data matching processes are fully electronic and there is no hourly burden for the
  respondent to provide this information.


    Dated: February 8, 2011.
Faye Lipsky,
Reports Clearance Officer, Center for Reports Clearance, Social 
Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-3171 Filed 2-11-11; 8:45 am]
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