Agency Information Collection Activities: Emergency Clearance Request, 17978-17979 [2011-7591]

Download as PDF 17978 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 62 / Thursday, March 31, 2011 / Notices Number of respondents Form No. Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Total annual burden (hours) 2,378,400 2,875,900 702,100 652,500 1 1 1 1 15 15 15 15 594,600 718,975 175,525 163,125 Totals ........................................................................................................ wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES SSA–623 .......................................................................................................... SSA–6230 ........................................................................................................ SSA–6234 ........................................................................................................ iRPA* ............................................................................................................... 6,608,900 ........................ ........................ 1,652,225 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 May 2, 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. Petition To Obtain Approval of a Fee for Representing a Claimant Before the SSA— 20 CFR 404.1720 and 404.1725; 20 CFR 416.1520 and 416.1525—0960–0104. A Social Security claimant’s representative, whether an attorney or a non-attorney, uses Form SSA–1560–U4 to petition SSA for authorization to charge and collect a fee. A claimant may also use the form to agree or disagree with the requested fee amount or other information the representative provides on the form. The SSA official responsible for setting the fee uses the information from the form to determine a reasonable fee amount representatives may charge for their services. The respondents are attorneys and non-attorneys who represent Social Security claimants. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of Respondents: 48,110. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 24,055 hours 2. Questionnaire for Children Claiming SSI Benefits—0960–0499. Section 1631(d)(2) of the Social Security Act gives the agency the authority to collect information needed to determine the validity of an applicant’s claim for SSI benefits. Section 20 CFR 416.912(a) of the Code of Federal Regulations states an applicant must furnish medical and other evidence SSA can use to reach conclusions about a child’s medical condition. Parents or legal guardians use the SSA–3881–BK to provide SSA with the names and addresses of non-medical sources such as schools, counselors, agencies, organizations, or therapists VerDate Mar<15>2010 11:23 Mar 31, 2011 Jkt 223001 who would have information about a child’s functioning. SSA uses this information to help determine a child’s eligibility or continuing eligibility for SSI when conducting a continuing disability review or in the appeals process. The respondents are applicants who appeal SSI childhood disability decisions or recipients undergoing a continuing disability review. This is a correction notice: SSA published this information collection as an extension on January 28, 2011 at 76 FR 5233. Since we are revising the Privacy Act Statement, this is now a revision of an OMB-approved information collection. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of Respondents: 253,000. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 126,500 hours. 3. Electronic Benefit Verification Information (BEVE)—20 CFR 401.40— 0960–0595. The electronic proof of income (POI) verification Internet service, BEVE, provides SSI recipients, Social Security beneficiaries, and Medicare beneficiaries the convenience of requesting a POI statement through the Internet. Beneficiaries and SSI recipients often require POI to obtain housing, food stamps, or other public services. After verifying the requester’s identity, SSA uses the information from BEVE to provide the POI statement. The respondents are Social Security beneficiaries, Medicare beneficiaries, and SSI recipients. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of Respondents: 870,958. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 72,580 hours. Dated: March 25, 2011. Liz Davidson, Center Director, Center for Reports Clearance, Social Security Administration. SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Emergency Clearance 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 a new collection. 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 to the OMB Desk Officer and SSA Reports Clearance Officer to 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. SSA submitted the information collection below to OMB for Emergency Clearance. SSA is requesting Emergency Clearance from OMB no later than April 5, 2011. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instrument by calling the SSA Reports Clearance Officer at 410– 965–8783 or by writing to the above email address. [FR Doc. 2011–7503 Filed 3–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00162 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31MR1.SGM 31MR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 62 / Thursday, March 31, 2011 / Notices Statement of Claimant or Other PersonMedical Resident Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) Refund Claims—20 CFR 404.702 and 416.570— 0960–NEW Dated: March 28, 2011. Faye Lipsky, Reports Clearance Officer, Center for Reports Clearance, Social Security Administration. Background BILLING CODE 4191–02–P A recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruling allows doctors who worked as medical residents from 1993 through 2005 to consider their residencies to be student training, not employment. Accordingly, these doctors may request a FICA refund from IRS for those years. However, if they choose this option, SSA will remove their earnings for those years from their earnings records, ultimately reducing their Social Security benefits. Information Collection Description SSA will conduct outreach with those medical residents (or their survivors, next of kin, representative payees, etc.) who (1) meet the above criteria, (2) are currently entitled to Social Security benefits, and (3) will experience a reduction of their benefits if they request the FICA refund. SSA will call the affected beneficiaries, and explain how accepting the refund would affect their Social Security benefits. We will then mail form SSA–795–OP2 and ask them to confirm or change their decision to receive the FICA refund and have SSA reduce their earnings records accordingly. If SSA cannot first reach the respondents by phone, we will mail them an explanatory letter together with form SSA–795–OP2. The respondents for this collection are beneficiaries who served as medical residents from 1993 through 2005 and who filed a request with IRS for a FICA refund for those years. The collection is voluntary; if SSA does not receive a response, IRS will assume the original request for a FICA refund stands. [FR Doc. 2011–7591 Filed 3–30–11; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7392] In the Matter of the Review of the Designation of al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade aka al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Battalion as a Foreign Terrorist Organization Pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, As Amended Based upon a review of the Administrative Record assembled in this matter pursuant to Section 219(a)(4)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (8 U.S.C. 1189(a)(4)(C)) (‘‘INA’’), and in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Treasury, I conclude that the circumstances that were the basis for the 2004 redesignation of the aforementioned organization as a foreign terrorist organization have not changed in such a manner as to warrant revocation of the designation and that the national security of the United States does not warrant a revocation of the designation. Therefore, I hereby determine that the designation of the aforementioned organization as a foreign terrorist organization, pursuant to Section 219 of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1189), shall be maintained. This determination shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: March 24, 2011. James B. Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2011–7624 Filed 3–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–10–P wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES Emergency Clearance Because IRS is holding the FICA refund payments until we receive confirmation from the respondents of their decision, we are requesting emergency OMB approval for this collection. We will undergo the standard OMB clearance process after receiving emergency approval. Type of Request: Request for a new information collection. Number of Respondents: 496. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden per Response: 4 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 33 hours. VerDate Mar<15>2010 11:23 Mar 31, 2011 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7390] Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Timor-Leste and South Pacific Scholarship Programs Announcement Type: New Cooperative Agreement. Funding Opportunity Number: ECA/ A/E/EAP–11–03. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 19.011. Application Deadline: May 12, 2011. Executive Summary: The Office of Academic Programs of the Bureau of PO 00000 Frm 00163 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17979 Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition to administer the United States TimorLeste (USTL) Scholarship Program and the United States South Pacific (USSP) Scholarship Program. Eligible applicants may submit a proposal to administer one or both of the scholarship programs. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to organize and carry out academic exchange program activities for approximately ten (10) students, i.e. approximately five (5) from Timor-Leste and five (5) from the sovereign island nations of the South Pacific (eligible nations are listed below in the Overview section). The recipient(s) will be responsible for all aspects of the programs, including publicity and recruitment of applicants; merit-based competitive selection; placement of students at an accredited U.S. academic institution; student travel to the U.S.; orientation; up to four years of U.S. degree study at the bachelor’s or up to three years at the master’s level (including one year of preparatory study); enrichment programming; advising, monitoring and support; prereturn activities; evaluation; and followup with program alumni. The duration of the cooperative agreement(s) will be up to five years, beginning approximately on August 1, 2011. These programs will be implemented pending the availability of FY 2011 funds. I. Funding Opportunity Description Authority: Overall grant making authority for this program is contained in the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, Public Law 87– 256, as amended, also known as the Fulbright-Hays Act. The purpose of the Act is ‘‘to enable the Government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries; to strengthen the ties which unite us with other nations by demonstrating the educational and cultural interests, developments, and achievements of the people of the United States and other nations * * * and thus to assist in the development of friendly, sympathetic and peaceful relations between the United States and the other countries of the world.’’ The funding authority for the program above is provided through legislation. Purpose: In response to Public Law 103–236, which directed the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) to provide scholarships to students from Timor-Leste and from the sovereign E:\FR\FM\31MR1.SGM 31MR1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 62 (Thursday, March 31, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17978-17979]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-7591]


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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Emergency Clearance 
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 a new collection.
    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 to the OMB 
Desk Officer and SSA Reports Clearance Officer to 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.

    SSA submitted the information collection below to OMB for Emergency 
Clearance. SSA is requesting Emergency Clearance from OMB no later than 
April 5, 2011. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instrument by calling the SSA Reports Clearance Officer at 410-965-8783 
or by writing to the above e-mail address.

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Statement of Claimant or Other Person-Medical Resident Federal 
Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) Refund Claims--20 CFR 404.702 and 
416.570--0960-NEW

Background

    A recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruling allows doctors who 
worked as medical residents from 1993 through 2005 to consider their 
residencies to be student training, not employment. Accordingly, these 
doctors may request a FICA refund from IRS for those years. However, if 
they choose this option, SSA will remove their earnings for those years 
from their earnings records, ultimately reducing their Social Security 
benefits.

Information Collection Description

    SSA will conduct outreach with those medical residents (or their 
survivors, next of kin, representative payees, etc.) who (1) meet the 
above criteria, (2) are currently entitled to Social Security benefits, 
and (3) will experience a reduction of their benefits if they request 
the FICA refund. SSA will call the affected beneficiaries, and explain 
how accepting the refund would affect their Social Security benefits. 
We will then mail form SSA-795-OP2 and ask them to confirm or change 
their decision to receive the FICA refund and have SSA reduce their 
earnings records accordingly. If SSA cannot first reach the respondents 
by phone, we will mail them an explanatory letter together with form 
SSA-795-OP2.
    The respondents for this collection are beneficiaries who served as 
medical residents from 1993 through 2005 and who filed a request with 
IRS for a FICA refund for those years. The collection is voluntary; if 
SSA does not receive a response, IRS will assume the original request 
for a FICA refund stands.

Emergency Clearance

    Because IRS is holding the FICA refund payments until we receive 
confirmation from the respondents of their decision, we are requesting 
emergency OMB approval for this collection. We will undergo the 
standard OMB clearance process after receiving emergency approval.
    Type of Request: Request for a new information collection.
    Number of Respondents: 496.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden per Response: 4 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 33 hours.

    Dated: March 28, 2011.
Faye Lipsky,
Reports Clearance Officer, Center for Reports Clearance, Social 
Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-7591 Filed 3-30-11; 8:45 am]
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