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Download as PDF 16849 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2011 / Notices 2. Sheltered Workshop Wage Reporting—0960–0771. Sheltered workshops are nonprofit organizations or institutions that implement a recognized program of rehabilitation for workers who have handicaps, 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 OMBapproved information collection. Number of Respondents: 900. Frequency of Response: 12. Average Burden Per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 3,000 hours. 3. Request for Medical Treatment in an SSA Employee Health Facility: Patient Self-Administered or StaffAdministered Care—0960–0772. SSA’s Number of respondents Medication dosage changes Employee Health Clinic (EHC) provides emergency care, treatment of on-the-job illnesses and injuries, and health care for employees with chronic medical conditions and allergies who require allergy antigens. SSA also permits employees to use the EHC for selfadministration of medical treatments for a chronic health condition. SSA collects information on Form SSA–5072 to approve or deny requests for medical treatment in an SSA EHC. The respondents are the private physicians of the SSA employees seeking medical treatment in an SSA EHC. Type of Request: Information Collection in Use without an OMB Number. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Total annual burden (hours) Annually ........................................................................................................... Bi-Annually ....................................................................................................... 25 75 1 2 5 5 2 13 Totals ........................................................................................................ 100 ........................ ........................ 15 Dated: March 22, 2011. Faye Lipsky, Reports Clearance Officer, Center for Reports Clearance, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–7123 Filed 3–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 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 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:16 Mar 24, 2011 Jkt 223001 (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 May 24, 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. Questionnaire about Employment or Self-Employment outside the United States—20 CFR 404.401(b)(1), 404.415 & 404.417—0960–0050. SSA collects information on the SSA–7163 to determine: (1) Whether work beneficiaries performed outside the United States is cause for deductions from their monthly benefits; (2) which of two work tests (foreign or regular test) is applicable; and (3) the number of months, if any, SSA should impose deductions. Respondents are beneficiaries living and working outside the United States. PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of Respondents: 20,000. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden per Response: 12 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 4,000 hours. 2. Statement of Income and Resources—20 CFR 416.207, 146.301– 416.310, 416.704, and 416.708–0960– 0124. SSA collects information about income and resources on the SSA– 8010–BK for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims and redeterminations. SSA uses the information to make initial or continuing eligibility determinations for SSI claimants or recipients who are subject to deeming. The respondents are persons whose income and resources SSA may deem (consider to be available) to SSI applicants or recipients. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of Respondents: 341,000. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden per Response: 26 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 147,767 hours. 3. Review of the Disability Hearing Officer’s Reconsidered Determinations before It Is Issued—20 CFR 404.913– 404.918, 404.1512–404.1515, 404.1589, 416.912–416.915, 416.989, 416.1413– 416.1418, 404.918(d) and 416.1418(d)— 0960–0709. After SSA approves E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 16850 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2011 / Notices claimants for Social Security disability benefits or SSI payments, SSA periodically conducts a continuing disability review (CDR). During a CDR, the agency reviews claimants’ status to see if their condition improved to the point they are capable of working, and if so, to reduce or stop their benefits or payments. If SSA notifies a claimant the agency will stop benefits or payments, the claimant may appeal the determination. The first appeal gives the claimant the opportunity for a full evidentiary hearing before a disability hearing officer (DHO). For quality review purposes, a Federal component reviews a small sample of the DHO’s determinations. It is rare for the reviewing component to reverse a DHO determination favorable to the claimant. Before SSA can issue an unfavorable determination, we give the claimant 10 days to provide a written statement explaining why SSA should not stop payments. The written statement is the information SSA collects in this process. Respondents are CDR claimants whose payments may cease. Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 8. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden per Response: 60 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 8 hours. II. SSA submitted the information collections listed below to OMB for clearance. Your comments on the information collections 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 April 25, 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. 1. Application for Survivors Benefits—20 CFR 404.611(a) and (c)— 0960–0062. Surviving family members of armed services personnel can file for Social Security and veterans’ benefits at SSA or the Veterans Administration (VA). Applicants file for title II survivor benefits at the VA by completing the SSA–24. The VA forwards the form to SSA for processing. SSA uses the information to determine eligibility for benefits. The respondents are survivors of deceased armed services personnel who are applying for benefits at the VA. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of Respondents: 3,200. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:16 Mar 24, 2011 Jkt 223001 Estimated Annual Burden: 800 hours. 2. Employee Work Activity Questionnaire—20 CFR 404.1574, 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 the SSA–3033, Employee Work Activity Questionnaire, so SSA can evaluate their work attempt. SSA also 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. Dated: March 22, 2011. Faye Lipsky, Reports Clearance Officer, Center for Reports Clearance, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–7124 Filed 3–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7385] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Agency Form DS–4127, NEA/PI Online Performance Reporting System (PRS), OMB Control Number 1405–0183. Notice of request for public comments. ACTION: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. • Title of Information Collection: NEA/PI Online Performance Reporting System (PRS). • OMB Control Number: 1405–0183. • Type of Request: Renewal. • Originating Office: NEA/PI. • Form Number: DS–4127. • Respondents: Recipients of NEA/PI grants. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Estimated Number of Respondents: 70 respondents annually. • Estimated Number of Responses: 280 per year. • Average Hours Per Response: 20. • Total Estimated Burden: 5,600 hours per year. • Frequency: Quarterly. • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from March 25, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: mepidatabasecomments@state.gov. • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Catherine Bourgeois, Deputy Director, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (NEA/PI), Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, NEA Mail Room—Room 6258, 2201 C St., NW., Washington, DC 20520. • Fax: 202–647–8445. • Hand Delivery or Courier: 2430 E St., NW. (23rd and D St., NW.), Navy Hill—SA–4—Central, Second Floor, Washington, DC 20037. You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and OMB control number in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed information collection and supporting documents, to Neil Stormer, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (NEA/PI), Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, NEA Mail Room—Room 6258, 2201 C St., NW., Washington, DC 20520, who may be reached on 202– 776–8595 or at stormernc@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of our functions. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology. Abstract of proposed collection: Since 2002, MEPI has obligated more than $600 million to over 550 organizations, E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1

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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 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 May 
24, 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. Questionnaire about Employment or Self-Employment outside the 
United States--20 CFR 404.401(b)(1), 404.415 & 404.417--0960-0050. SSA 
collects information on the SSA-7163 to determine: (1) Whether work 
beneficiaries performed outside the United States is cause for 
deductions from their monthly benefits; (2) which of two work tests 
(foreign or regular test) is applicable; and (3) the number of months, 
if any, SSA should impose deductions. Respondents are beneficiaries 
living and working outside the United States.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.
    Number of Respondents: 20,000.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden per Response: 12 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 4,000 hours.
    2. Statement of Income and Resources--20 CFR 416.207, 146.301-
416.310, 416.704, and 416.708-0960-0124. SSA collects information about 
income and resources on the SSA-8010-BK for Supplemental Security 
Income (SSI) claims and redeterminations. SSA uses the information to 
make initial or continuing eligibility determinations for SSI claimants 
or recipients who are subject to deeming. The respondents are persons 
whose income and resources SSA may deem (consider to be available) to 
SSI applicants or recipients.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.
    Number of Respondents: 341,000.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden per Response: 26 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 147,767 hours.
    3. Review of the Disability Hearing Officer's Reconsidered 
Determinations before It Is Issued--20 CFR 404.913-404.918, 404.1512-
404.1515, 404.1589, 416.912-416.915, 416.989, 416.1413-416.1418, 
404.918(d) and 416.1418(d)--0960-0709. After SSA approves

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claimants for Social Security disability benefits or SSI payments, SSA 
periodically conducts a continuing disability review (CDR). During a 
CDR, the agency reviews claimants' status to see if their condition 
improved to the point they are capable of working, and if so, to reduce 
or stop their benefits or payments. If SSA notifies a claimant the 
agency will stop benefits or payments, the claimant may appeal the 
determination. The first appeal gives the claimant the opportunity for 
a full evidentiary hearing before a disability hearing officer (DHO).
    For quality review purposes, a Federal component reviews a small 
sample of the DHO's determinations. It is rare for the reviewing 
component to reverse a DHO determination favorable to the claimant. 
Before SSA can issue an unfavorable determination, we give the claimant 
10 days to provide a written statement explaining why SSA should not 
stop payments. The written statement is the information SSA collects in 
this process. Respondents are CDR claimants whose payments may cease.
    Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information 
collection.
    Number of Respondents: 8.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden per Response: 60 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 8 hours.
    II. SSA submitted the information collections listed below to OMB 
for clearance. Your comments on the information collections 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 April 25, 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.
    1. Application for Survivors Benefits--20 CFR 404.611(a) and (c)--
0960-0062. Surviving family members of armed services personnel can 
file for Social Security and veterans' benefits at SSA or the Veterans 
Administration (VA). Applicants file for title II survivor benefits at 
the VA by completing the SSA-24. The VA forwards the form to SSA for 
processing. SSA uses the information to determine eligibility for 
benefits. The respondents are survivors of deceased armed services 
personnel who are applying for benefits at the VA.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.
    Number of Respondents: 3,200.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 800 hours.
    2. Employee Work Activity Questionnaire--20 CFR 404.1574, 
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 the SSA-3033, Employee Work Activity 
Questionnaire, so SSA can evaluate their work attempt. SSA also 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.

    Dated: March 22, 2011.
Faye Lipsky,
Reports Clearance Officer, Center for Reports Clearance, Social 
Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-7124 Filed 3-24-11; 8:45 am]
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