Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Request and Comment Request, 41320-41323 [2011-17555]

Download as PDF 41320 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 13, 2011 / Notices any burden on competition not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were either solicited or received. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Because the foregoing proposed rule change does not: (i) Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative for 30 days after the date of the filing, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become effective pursuant to 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 17 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) 18 thereunder. At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule should be approved or disapproved. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–Phlx–2011–95. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. 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 available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–Phlx– 2011–95 and should be submitted on or before August 3, 2011. DATES: For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.19 Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. Dan S. Jones, Committee Management Officer. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2011–17542 Filed 7–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P [FR Doc. 2011–17522 Filed 7–12–11; 8:45 am] Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–Phlx–2011–95 on the subject line. The meetings for the 4th quarter will be held on the following dates: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 1 p.m. EST. Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 1 p.m. EST. Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 1 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: These meetings will be held via conference call. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), SBA announces the meetings of the National SBDC Advisory Board. This Board provides advice and counsel to the SBA Administrator and Associate Administrator for Small Business Development Centers. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss following issues pertaining to the SBDC Advisory Board: —SBA Update. —White Paper follow-up. —ASBDC Annual Conference. —Member Roundtable. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The meeting is open to the public however advance notice of attendance is requested. Anyone wishing to be a listening participant must contact Alanna Falcone by fax or e-mail. Her contact information is: Alanna Falcone, Program Analyst, 409 Third Street, SW., Washington, DC 20416, Phone, 202– 619–1612, Fax 202–481–0134, e-mail, alanna.falcone@sba.gov. Additionally, if you need accommodations because of a disability or require additional information, please contact Alanna Falcone at the information above. 17 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) requires a self-regulatory organization to give the Commission written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change at least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule change, or such shorter time as designated by the Commission. The Exchange has satisfied this requirement. 18 17 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Jul 12, 2011 Jkt 223001 BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Request and Comment Request National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). ACTION: Notice of open Federal Advisory Committee meetings. The SBA is issuing this notice to announce the location, date, time and agenda for the 4th quarter meetings of the National Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Advisory Board. SUMMARY: PO 00000 19 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 full clearance of an emergency OMBapproved collection and 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 E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 13, 2011 / Notices 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 September 12, 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1. Claimant’s Work Background—20 CFR 404.1565(b) and 20 CFR 416.965(b)—0960–0300 Sections 205(a) and 1631(e) of the Social Security Act (Act) provide the Commissioner of Social Security with the authority to establish procedures for determining if a claimant is entitled to disability benefits. SSA may ask individuals who are requesting a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ), due to a denied benefits application, to provide background information about work they performed in the past 15 years. SSA uses the information collected on Form HA–4633 to assess an individual’s disability and review an updated summary of the individual’s relevant work history, as required by an ALJ to accurately assess the claimant’s disability. The respondents are claimants for disability benefits under title II or title XVI who requested a hearing before an ALJ. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of Respondents: 200,000. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 50,000 hours. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Jul 12, 2011 Jkt 223001 2. Statement of Claimant or Other Person-Medical Resident FICA Refund Claims—20 CFR 404.702 and 416.570— 0960–0786 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is contacting medical residents (and their employers) who filed Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) refund claims from 1993 through 2005. Those medical residents who claimed their residencies were actually training, not employment, should not have been subject to FICA tax. The IRS decided to honor these claims and issue a full refund of FICA tax, plus statutory interest, to those who wish to participate in the refund resolution. SSA will remove wages from the participating residents’ earnings records for the period of the refund requests, which will cause the residents’ recorded earnings to decrease. This not only affects earnings for future retirement benefits, but also could adversely affect those residents (or their beneficiaries) who currently receive Social Security benefits. To ensure residents understand the potential impact on their benefits, SSA is contacting those residents who will be adversely affected and explaining the effect on their Social Security benefits if they accept the IRS FICA refund. To document the residents’ decision to accept or revoke the refund, SSA will telephone the residents and explain how accepting the refund will affect their Social Security benefits. We will then mail the SSA–795–OP2 to each resident to sign and return to SSA. If SSA cannot reach the resident by phone, we will send a contact letter and the SSA–795–OP2 to the resident to complete and return to SSA. Once we have the information, we will forward the signed forms to the IRS for the residents who no longer want the FICA refund. Type of Request: Full approval of an emergency OMB-approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 496. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden per Response: 4 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 33 hours. II. SSA submitted the information collections below to OMB for clearance. Your comments regarding 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 August 12, 2011. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB clearance packages by calling the SSA Reports Clearance PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41321 Officer at 410–965–8783 or by writing to the above e-mail address. 1. Farm Arrangement Questionnaire— 20 CFR 404.1082(c)—0960–0064 When self-employed workers submit earnings data to SSA, they cannot count rental income from a farm unless they demonstrate ‘‘material participation’’ in the farm’s operation. A material participation arrangement means the farm’s owners must perform a combination of physical duties, management decisions, and capital investment in the farm they rent out. In such cases, SSA uses Form SSA–7157, the Farm Arrangement Questionnaire, to document material participation. The respondents are workers who rent farmland to others, are involved in the operation of the farm, and want to claim countable income from work they perform relating to the farm. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of Respondents: 38,000. Average Burden per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 19,000 hours. 2. Information Collections Conducted by State Disability Determination Services on Behalf of SSA—20 CFR, subpart P, 404.1503a, 404.1512, 404.1513, 404.1514, 404.1517, 404.1519; 20 CFR subpart Q, 404.1613, 404.1614, 404.1624; 20 CFR subpart I, 416.903a, 416.912, 416.913, 416.914, 416.917, 416.919 and 20 CFR subpart J, 416.1013, 416.1024, 416.1014—0960– 0555 State Disability Determination Services (DDS) collect the information necessary to administer the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. They collect medical evidence from consultative examination (CE) sources, credential information from CE source applicants, and Medical Evidence of Record (MER) from claimants’ medical sources. The DDSs collect information from claimants regarding medical appointments and pain/symptoms. The respondents are medical providers, other sources of MER, and disability claimants. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. CE Collections There are two collections from CE providers: (a) Medical evidence about claimants’ medical condition(s) that DDSs use to make disability determinations when the claimant’s own medical sources cannot or will not provide the required information; and E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 41322 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 13, 2011 / Notices (b) proof of credentials from CE providers. (a) Medical Evidence from CE Providers Number of respondents Collection instrument Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated annual burden (hours) Paper Submissions .......................................................................................... Electronic Submissions .................................................................................... 100,000 3,500,000 1 1 30 10 50,000 583,333 Totals ........................................................................................................ 3,600,000 ........................ ........................ 633,333 (b) CE Credentials Collection instrument Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated annual burden (hours) Paper Submission ............................................................................................ 3,000 1 15 750 There are two CE claimant collections: (a) Claimant completion of a response form indicating whether they intend to keep their CE appointment; and (b) claimant completion of a form Number of respondents Type of CE claimant collection indicating whether they want a copy of the CE report sent to their doctor. Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated annual burden (hours) Appointment Letter .......................................................................................... Claimants re: Report to Medical Provider ....................................................... 2,500,000 1,500,000 1 1 5 5 208,333 125,000 Totals ........................................................................................................ 4,000,000 ........................ ........................ 333,333 Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) MER Collections The DDSs collect MER information from the claimant’s medical sources to determine the claimant’s physical or mental status, prior to making a disability determination. Number of respondents Estimated annual burden (hours) Paper submissions .......................................................................................... Electronic submissions .................................................................................... 500,000 5,500,000 1 1 20 12 166,667 1,100,000 Totals ........................................................................................................ 6,000,000 ........................ ........................ 1,266,667 Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated annual burden (hours) 2,500,000 1 15 625,000 Pain/Other Symptoms/Impairment Information from Claimants mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The DDSs use information about pain/ symptoms to determine how pain/ symptoms affect the claimant’s ability to do work-related activities prior to making a disability determination. Paper submission ............................................................................................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Jul 12, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00137 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 13, 2011 / Notices The total combined burden is 2,859,083. Note: This is a correction notice. SSA published incorrect burden information for this collection at 76 FR 16847, on March 25, 2011. We are correcting this error here. Dated: July 8, 2011. Faye Lipsky, Reports Clearance Officer, Center for Reports Clearance, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–17555 Filed 7–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Individuals who plan to participate and need special assistance should inform the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Lender (AST–5), Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST), 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 331, Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267–8029; E-mail susan.lender@faa.gov. Complete information regarding COMSTAC is available on the FAA Web site at: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/ headquarters_offices/ast/advisory_ committee/. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 7, 2011. James Van Laak, Deputy Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation. Federal Aviation Administration Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee—Public Teleconference [FR Doc. 2011–17538 Filed 7–12–11; 8:45 am] Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee Teleconference. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a teleconference of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The teleconference will take place on Thursday, August 11, 2011, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Individuals who plan to participate should contact Susan Lender, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), (the Contact Person listed below) by phone or e-mail for the teleconference call in number. The proposed agenda for this teleconference is the single topic of the structure of the COMSTAC working groups. Interested members of the public may submit relevant written statements for the COMSTAC members to consider under the advisory process. Statements may concern the issues and agenda items mentioned above or additional issues that may be relevant for the U.S. commercial space transportation industry. Interested parties wishing to submit written statements should contact Susan Lender, DFO, (the Contact Person listed below) in writing (mail or e-mail) by August 4, 2011, so that the information can be made available to COMSTAC members for their review and consideration before the August 11, 2011, teleconference. Written statements should be supplied in the following formats: One hard copy with original signature or one electronic copy via email. An agenda will be posted on the FAA Web site at http://www.faa.gov/go/ast. [FHWA–DC–2011–01–F] AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Jul 12, 2011 Jkt 223001 FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment for the Metropolitan Branch Trail Federal Highway Administration, District of Columbia Division; and District Department of Transportation; in cooperation with the National Park Service. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Final Environmental Assessment for the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) Project. AGENCY: The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) as lead agencies, and in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), announce the availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (Ea) for the Metropolitan Branch Trail Project, pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321–4347; the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508); and the FHWA Environmental Impact and Related Procedures (23 CFR 771). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Highway Administration, District of Columbia Division: Mr. Michael Hicks, Environmental/Urban Engineer, 1990 K Street, NW., Suite 510, Washington, DC 20006–1103, (202) 219– 3536; or District Department of Transportation: Austina Casey, Project Manager, Planning, Policy and Sustainability Administration, 2000 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00138 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41323 14th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 671–2740. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed action evaluated in the Environmental Assessment (EA) includes construction of a multi-use trail facility following the Metro red line from Fort Totten to Takoma and the Metro green line from Fort Totten to the District border. This EA analyzed the potential impacts resulting from constructing and operating the MBT on sections of land owned by the NPS within the area north of Fort Totten (Reservation 451 West), the area east of Fort Totten (Reservation 451 East), the Community Gardens (Reservation 497), and Tacoma Park (Reservation 531). Following the public comment period, DDOT identified Alternatives A1, B1, C1 and/or C2 as the Preferred Alternatives. Electronic and Hard Copy Access: An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from the Project Web Site: http://www.metbranchtrail.com. Hard copies of the EA may also be viewed at the following locations: District Department of Transportation, Planning, Policy, and Sustainability Administration, 55 M Street, SE., 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20003. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20001. Issued: July 7, 2011. Joseph C. Lawson, Division Administrator. 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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 a full clearance of an emergency OMB-approved collection and 
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

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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 
September 12, 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. Claimant's Work Background--20 CFR 404.1565(b) and 20 CFR 
416.965(b)--0960-0300

    Sections 205(a) and 1631(e) of the Social Security Act (Act) 
provide the Commissioner of Social Security with the authority to 
establish procedures for determining if a claimant is entitled to 
disability benefits. SSA may ask individuals who are requesting a 
hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ), due to a denied 
benefits application, to provide background information about work they 
performed in the past 15 years. SSA uses the information collected on 
Form HA-4633 to assess an individual's disability and review an updated 
summary of the individual's relevant work history, as required by an 
ALJ to accurately assess the claimant's disability. The respondents are 
claimants for disability benefits under title II or title XVI who 
requested a hearing before an ALJ.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.
    Number of Respondents: 200,000.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 50,000 hours.

2. Statement of Claimant or Other Person-Medical Resident FICA Refund 
Claims--20 CFR 404.702 and 416.570--0960-0786

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is contacting medical residents 
(and their employers) who filed Federal Insurance Contributions Act 
(FICA) refund claims from 1993 through 2005. Those medical residents 
who claimed their residencies were actually training, not employment, 
should not have been subject to FICA tax. The IRS decided to honor 
these claims and issue a full refund of FICA tax, plus statutory 
interest, to those who wish to participate in the refund resolution. 
SSA will remove wages from the participating residents' earnings 
records for the period of the refund requests, which will cause the 
residents' recorded earnings to decrease. This not only affects 
earnings for future retirement benefits, but also could adversely 
affect those residents (or their beneficiaries) who currently receive 
Social Security benefits. To ensure residents understand the potential 
impact on their benefits, SSA is contacting those residents who will be 
adversely affected and explaining the effect on their Social Security 
benefits if they accept the IRS FICA refund. To document the residents' 
decision to accept or revoke the refund, SSA will telephone the 
residents and explain how accepting the refund will affect their Social 
Security benefits. We will then mail the SSA-795-OP2 to each resident 
to sign and return to SSA. If SSA cannot reach the resident by phone, 
we will send a contact letter and the SSA-795-OP2 to the resident to 
complete and return to SSA. Once we have the information, we will 
forward the signed forms to the IRS for the residents who no longer 
want the FICA refund.
    Type of Request: Full approval of an emergency OMB-approved 
information collection.
    Number of Respondents: 496.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden per Response: 4 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 33 hours.
II. SSA submitted the information collections below to OMB for 
clearance. Your comments regarding 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 August 12, 2011. Individuals can obtain copies of 
the OMB clearance packages by calling the SSA Reports Clearance Officer 
at 410-965-8783 or by writing to the above e-mail address.

1. Farm Arrangement Questionnaire--20 CFR 404.1082(c)--0960-0064

    When self-employed workers submit earnings data to SSA, they cannot 
count rental income from a farm unless they demonstrate ``material 
participation'' in the farm's operation. A material participation 
arrangement means the farm's owners must perform a combination of 
physical duties, management decisions, and capital investment in the 
farm they rent out. In such cases, SSA uses Form SSA-7157, the Farm 
Arrangement Questionnaire, to document material participation. The 
respondents are workers who rent farmland to others, are involved in 
the operation of the farm, and want to claim countable income from work 
they perform relating to the farm.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.
    Number of Respondents: 38,000.
    Average Burden per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 19,000 hours.

2. Information Collections Conducted by State Disability Determination 
Services on Behalf of SSA--20 CFR, subpart P, 404.1503a, 404.1512, 
404.1513, 404.1514, 404.1517, 404.1519; 20 CFR subpart Q, 404.1613, 
404.1614, 404.1624; 20 CFR subpart I, 416.903a, 416.912, 416.913, 
416.914, 416.917, 416.919 and 20 CFR subpart J, 416.1013, 416.1024, 
416.1014--0960-0555

    State Disability Determination Services (DDS) collect the 
information necessary to administer the Social Security Disability 
Insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. They collect 
medical evidence from consultative examination (CE) sources, credential 
information from CE source applicants, and Medical Evidence of Record 
(MER) from claimants' medical sources. The DDSs collect information 
from claimants regarding medical appointments and pain/symptoms. The 
respondents are medical providers, other sources of MER, and disability 
claimants.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

CE Collections

    There are two collections from CE providers: (a) Medical evidence 
about claimants' medical condition(s) that DDSs use to make disability 
determinations when the claimant's own medical sources cannot or will 
not provide the required information; and

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(b) proof of credentials from CE providers.
    (a) Medical Evidence from CE Providers

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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
              Collection instrument                  Number of     Frequency of    per response    annual burden
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)        (hours)
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Paper Submissions...............................         100,000               1              30          50,000
Electronic Submissions..........................       3,500,000               1              10         583,333
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................       3,600,000  ..............  ..............         633,333
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     (b) CE Credentials

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                                                                                 Average burden     Estimated
            Collection instrument                Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden
                                                respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)
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Paper Submission............................           3,000                1               15              750
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    There are two CE claimant collections: (a) Claimant completion of a 
response form indicating whether they intend to keep their CE 
appointment; and (b) claimant completion of a form indicating whether 
they want a copy of the CE report sent to their doctor.

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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
         Type of CE claimant collection              Number of     Frequency of    per response    annual burden
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)        (hours)
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Appointment Letter..............................       2,500,000               1               5         208,333
Claimants re: Report to Medical Provider........       1,500,000               1               5         125,000
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................       4,000,000  ..............  ..............         333,333
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MER Collections

    The DDSs collect MER information from the claimant's medical 
sources to determine the claimant's physical or mental status, prior to 
making a disability determination.

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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of    per response    annual burden
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)        (hours)
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Paper submissions...............................         500,000               1              20         166,667
Electronic submissions..........................       5,500,000               1              12       1,100,000
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................       6,000,000  ..............  ..............       1,266,667
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Pain/Other Symptoms/Impairment Information from Claimants

    The DDSs use information about pain/symptoms to determine how pain/
symptoms affect the claimant's ability to do work-related activities 
prior to making a disability determination.

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                                                                                 Average burden     Estimated
                                                 Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden
                                                respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)
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Paper submission............................       2,500,000                1               15          625,000
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    The total combined burden is 2,859,083.

    Note: This is a correction notice. SSA published incorrect 
burden information for this collection at 76 FR 16847, on March 25, 
2011. We are correcting this error here.


    Dated: July 8, 2011.
Faye Lipsky,
Reports Clearance Officer, Center for Reports Clearance, Social 
Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-17555 Filed 7-12-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4191-02-P