Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 48200-48202 [2011-20012]

Download as PDF 48200 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 152 / Monday, August 8, 2011 / Notices generate well under 10 percent of the MSRB’s total annual revenue in the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2011.15 Thus, the MSRB believes that the burden on municipal advisors of the proposed interim assessment would be reasonable and appropriate and would be relatively small compared to the burden of fees and assessments paid by brokers, dealers and municipal securities dealers. The amount of the interim assessment payable by each municipal advisor firm would be dependent on the number of assessable professionals of the firm and therefore would result in lower assessments for smaller municipal advisor firms and would bear a reasonable relationship with the level of municipal advisory activities undertaken by each municipal advisor firm. In addition, as noted above, because of the gross income threshold in the definition of assessable professional, municipal advisors that generate revenues of less than $10,000 in connection with their municipal advisory activities during the fiscal year typically would not have any assessable professionals to report for such fiscal year and therefore would not be required to pay the interim assessment. Accordingly, the interim assessment would minimize the regulatory burden on small municipal advisors. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The MSRB does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Exchange Act since it would apply equally to all municipal advisors based on the number of assessable professionals of each firm. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others Written comments were neither solicited nor received on the proposed rule change. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Within 45 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register or within such longer period (i) as the Commission may designate up to 90 days of such date if it finds such 15 Approximately 185 brokers, dealers and municipal securities dealers previously registered with the MSRB as such have also registered with the MSRB as municipal advisors as of July 22, 2011 and such firms also would be subject to the proposed interim assessment. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:57 Aug 05, 2011 Jkt 223001 you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–MSRB–2011–08 and should be submitted on or before August 29, 2011. longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or (ii) as to which the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission will: (A) By order approve or disapprove such proposed rule change, or (B) institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.16 Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. IV. Solicitation of Comments [FR Doc. 2011–19992 Filed 8–5–11; 8:45 am] 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: BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request Electronic Comments 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 • Send an e-mail to rulePublic Law 104–13, the Paperwork comments@sec.gov. Please include File Reduction Act of 1995, effective October Number SR–MSRB–2011–08 on the 1, 1995. This notice includes revisions subject line. of OMB-approved information Paper Comments collections. SSA is soliciting comments on the • Send paper comments in triplicate accuracy of the agency’s burden to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, estimate; the need for the information; Securities and Exchange Commission, its practical utility; ways to enhance its 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC quality, utility, and clarity; and ways to 20549–1090. minimize burden on respondents, All submissions should refer to File including the use of automated Number SR–MSRB–2011–08. This file collection techniques or other forms of number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the information technology. Mail, e-mail, or fax your comments and Commission process and review your recommendations on the information comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will collection(s) to the OMB Desk Officer post all comments on the Commission’s and SSA Reports Clearance Officer at the following addresses or fax numbers. Web site (http://www.sec.gov/rules/ sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all (OMB), Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA, subsequent amendments, all written Fax: 202–395–6974, E-mail address: statements with respect to the proposed OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. rule change that are filed with the (SSA), Social Security Administration, Commission, and all written DCBFM, Attn: Reports Clearance communications relating to the Officer, 1333 Annex Building, 6401 proposed rule change between the Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235, Commission and any person, other than Fax: 410–965–6400, E-mail address: those that may be withheld from the OPLM.RCO@ssa.gov. public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be I. The information collection below is available for Web site viewing and pending at SSA. SSA will submit it to printing in the Commission’s Public OMB within 60 days from the date of Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., this notice. To be sure we consider your Washington, DC 20549, on official comments, we must receive them no business days between the hours of 10 later than October 7, 2011. Individuals a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of such filing can obtain copies of the collection also will be available for inspection and instrument by calling the SSA Reports copying at the MSRB’s offices. All Clearance Officer at 410–965–8783 or by comments received will be posted writing to the above e-mail address. without change; the Commission does SSI Notice of Interim Assistance not edit personal identifying Reimbursement (IAR)—0960–0546. information from submissions. You 16 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). should submit only information that • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 48201 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 152 / Monday, August 8, 2011 / Notices Section 1631(g) of the Social Security Act authorizes SSA to reimburse an IAR agency from an individual’s retroactive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment for assistance the IAR agency gave the individual while an SSI claim was pending or SSI payments were suspended or terminated. The State or local agency needs an IAR agreement with SSA to participate in the IAR program. The individual receiving the IAR payment signs an authorization form with an IAR agency to allow SSA to repay the IAR agency for funds paid in advance prior to SSA’s determination on the individual’s claim. The authorization represents the individual’s intent to file for SSI, if they did not file an application prior to SSA receiving the authorization. Agencies who wish to enter into an IAR agreement with SSA need to meet the following requirements: (a) Reporting Requirements—Each IAR agency agrees to: (1) Notify SSA of receipt of an authorization for initial claims or cases they are appealing, and submit a copy of the authorization either through a manual or electronic (eIAR) process; (2) Inform SSA of the amount of reimbursement; (3) Submit a written request for dispute resolution on a determination; (4) Notify SSA of interim assistance paid (using the SSA–8125 or the SSA– L8125–F6); (5) Inform SSA of any deceased claimants who participated in the IAR program; and (6) Review and sign an agreement with SSA. (b) Recordkeeping Requirements— The IAR agencies agree to retain all notices, agreements, authorizations, and accounting forms for the period defined in the IAR agreement for the purposes of SSA verifying transactions covered under the agreement. (c) Third Party Disclosure Requirements—Each participating IAR agency agrees to send written notices from the IAR agency to the recipient regarding payment amounts and appeal rights. (d) Periodic Review of Agency Accounting Process—The IAR agency makes the IAR accounting records of paid cases available for SSA review and verification. SSA conducts reviews either onsite or through the mail of the authorization forms, notices to the claimant, and accounting forms. Upon completion of the review, SSA provides a written report of findings to the IAR agency director. The respondents are State IAR officers. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS Average burden per response (minutes) Number of responses Estimated annual burden (hours) Type of request Number of respondents Frequency of response (a) State notification of receipt of authorization (Electronic Process). (b) State submission of copy of authorization (Manual Process). (c) State submission of amount of IAR paid to recipients (using eIAR). (d) State request for determination—dispute resolution. (e) State computation of reimbursement due from SSA using paper Form SSA– L8125–F6. (f) State notification to SSA of deceased claimant. 11 States .............................. Once per SSI claimant ......... 97,330 1 1,622 27 States .............................. Once per SSI claimant ......... 68,405 3 3,420 38 States .............................. Once per SSI claimant ......... 101,352 8 13,514 Average is about 2 States per year. As needed ............................ 2 30 1 38 States .............................. Once per SSI claimant ......... 1,524 30 762 20 States .............................. 40 15 10 (g) State reviewing/signing of IAR Agreement. 38 States .............................. As needed when SSI claimant dies while claim is pending. Once during life of the IAR agreement. 38 720 456 RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS Number of respondents Frequency of response Number of responses (h) Maintenance of authorization forms. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Type of request 38 States ........................ One form per SSI claimant. (i) Maintenance of accounting forms and notices. 38 States ........................ One set per SSI claimant 165,735 (includes both denied and approved SSI claims). 101,352 ........................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:57 Aug 05, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated annual burden (hours) 3 8,287 3 5,068 48202 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 152 / Monday, August 8, 2011 / Notices THIRD PARTY DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS Type of request Number of respondents 38 States .............................. (j) Written notice from State to recipient regarding amount of payment. Frequency of response Once per SSI claimant ......... Average burden per response (minutes) Number of responses 101,352 Estimated annual burden (hours) 7 11,824 PERIODIC REVIEW OF AGENCY ACCOUNTING PROCESS Type of request Number of respondents Frequency of response (k) Retrieve and consolidate authorization and accounting forms. (l) Participate in periodic review. (m) Correct administrative and accounting discrepancies. 12 States .............................. One set of forms per SSI claimant for review by SSA once every 2 to 3 years. For review by SSA once every 2 to 3 years. To correct errors discovered by SSA in periodic review. 12 States .............................. 6 States ................................ Average burden per response (hours) Number of responses Estimated annual burden (hours) 12 3 36 12 16 192 6 4 24 TOTAL ADMINISTRATIVE BURDEN Number of respondents mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Total ................................. Frequency of response Number of responses Average burden per response Estimated annual burden (hours) 38 States ........................ varies .............................. 637,160 varies .............................. 45,216 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 September 7, 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 email address. 1. Letter to Landlord Requesting Rental Information—20 CFR 416.1130 (b)—0960–0454. SSA uses Form SSA– L5061 to identify rental subsidy arrangements involving applicants for and recipients of SSI payments. SSA uses the information to determine an income value for these subsidies, eligibility for payments, and the correct amount payable. The respondents are landlords of SSI claimants. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of Respondents: 51,000. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 8,500 hours. 2. Background Disability Update Report—20 CFR 404.1589–.1595, VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:57 Aug 05, 2011 Jkt 223001 416.988–.996—0960–0511. SSA periodically reviews current disability beneficiaries’ cases to determine if they should continue to receive disability payments. SSA uses Form SSA–455 to determine if: (1) There is enough evidence to warrant referring the case for a full medical continuing disability review (CDR); (2) the beneficiary’s impairment is unchanged or only slightly changed, precluding the need for a CDR; or (3) there are unresolved work-related issues. The respondents are recipients of Social Security disability benefits. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of Respondents: 1,100,000. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 275,000 hours. Dated: August 3, 2011. Faye Lipsky, Reports Clearance Officer, Center for Reports Clearance, Social Security Administration. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 152 (Monday, August 8, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48200-48202]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 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 collection below is pending at SSA. SSA will 
submit it 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 
October 7, 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.
    SSI Notice of Interim Assistance Reimbursement (IAR)--0960-0546.

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Section 1631(g) of the Social Security Act authorizes SSA to reimburse 
an IAR agency from an individual's retroactive Supplemental Security 
Income (SSI) payment for assistance the IAR agency gave the individual 
while an SSI claim was pending or SSI payments were suspended or 
terminated. The State or local agency needs an IAR agreement with SSA 
to participate in the IAR program. The individual receiving the IAR 
payment signs an authorization form with an IAR agency to allow SSA to 
repay the IAR agency for funds paid in advance prior to SSA's 
determination on the individual's claim. The authorization represents 
the individual's intent to file for SSI, if they did not file an 
application prior to SSA receiving the authorization. Agencies who wish 
to enter into an IAR agreement with SSA need to meet the following 
requirements:
    (a) Reporting Requirements--Each IAR agency agrees to:
    (1) Notify SSA of receipt of an authorization for initial claims or 
cases they are appealing, and submit a copy of the authorization either 
through a manual or electronic (eIAR) process;
    (2) Inform SSA of the amount of reimbursement;
    (3) Submit a written request for dispute resolution on a 
determination;
    (4) Notify SSA of interim assistance paid (using the SSA-8125 or 
the SSA-L8125-F6);
    (5) Inform SSA of any deceased claimants who participated in the 
IAR program; and
    (6) Review and sign an agreement with SSA.
    (b) Recordkeeping Requirements--The IAR agencies agree to retain 
all notices, agreements, authorizations, and accounting forms for the 
period defined in the IAR agreement for the purposes of SSA verifying 
transactions covered under the agreement.
    (c) Third Party Disclosure Requirements--Each participating IAR 
agency agrees to send written notices from the IAR agency to the 
recipient regarding payment amounts and appeal rights.
    (d) Periodic Review of Agency Accounting Process--The IAR agency 
makes the IAR accounting records of paid cases available for SSA review 
and verification. SSA conducts reviews either onsite or through the 
mail of the authorization forms, notices to the claimant, and 
accounting forms. Upon completion of the review, SSA provides a written 
report of findings to the IAR agency director. The respondents are 
State IAR officers.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

                                             Reporting Requirements
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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
       Type of request             Number of       Frequency of      Number of     per response    annual burden
                                  respondents        response        responses       (minutes)        (hours)
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(a) State notification of      11 States.......  Once per SSI             97,330               1           1,622
 receipt of authorization                         claimant.
 (Electronic Process).
(b) State submission of copy   27 States.......  Once per SSI             68,405               3           3,420
 of authorization (Manual                         claimant.
 Process).
(c) State submission of        38 States.......  Once per SSI            101,352               8          13,514
 amount of IAR paid to                            claimant.
 recipients (using eIAR).
(d) State request for          Average is about  As needed......               2              30               1
 determination--dispute         2 States per
 resolution.                    year.
(e) State computation of       38 States.......  Once per SSI              1,524              30             762
 reimbursement due from SSA                       claimant.
 using paper Form SSA-L8125-
 F6.
(f) State notification to SSA  20 States.......  As needed when               40              15              10
 of deceased claimant.                            SSI claimant
                                                  dies while
                                                  claim is
                                                  pending.
(g) State reviewing/signing    38 States.......  Once during                  38             720             456
 of IAR Agreement.                                life of the
                                                  IAR agreement.
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                                           Recordkeeping Requirements
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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
       Type of request            Number of       Frequency of      Number of      per response    annual burden
                                 respondents        response        responses        (minutes)        (hours)
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(h) Maintenance of             38 States......  One form per     165,735                       3           8,287
 authorization forms.                            SSI claimant.    (includes both
                                                                  denied and
                                                                  approved SSI
                                                                  claims).
(i) Maintenance of accounting  38 States......  One set per SSI  101,352........               3           5,068
 forms and notices.                              claimant.
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                                       Third Party Disclosure Requirements
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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
       Type of request             Number of       Frequency of      Number of     per response    annual burden
                                  respondents        response        responses       (minutes)        (hours)
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(j) Written notice from State  38 States.......  Once per SSI            101,352               7          11,824
 to recipient regarding                           claimant.
 amount of payment.
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                                  Periodic Review of Agency Accounting Process
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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
       Type of request             Number of       Frequency of      Number of     per response    annual burden
                                  respondents        response        responses        (hours)         (hours)
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(k) Retrieve and consolidate   12 States.......  One set of                   12               3              36
 authorization and accounting                     forms per SSI
 forms.                                           claimant for
                                                  review by SSA
                                                  once every 2
                                                  to 3 years.
(l) Participate in periodic    12 States.......  For review by                12              16             192
 review.                                          SSA once every
                                                  2 to 3 years.
(m) Correct administrative     6 States........  To correct                    6               4              24
 and accounting discrepancies.                    errors
                                                  discovered by
                                                  SSA in
                                                  periodic
                                                  review.
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                                                               Total Administrative Burden
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                                                                                                                                            Estimated
                                          Number of respondents      Frequency of response       Number of        Average burden per      annual burden
                                                                                                 responses             response              (hours)
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Total.................................  38 States................  varies...................         637,160   varies..................          45,216
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    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 September 7, 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. Letter to Landlord Requesting Rental Information--20 CFR 
416.1130 (b)--0960-0454. SSA uses Form SSA-L5061 to identify rental 
subsidy arrangements involving applicants for and recipients of SSI 
payments. SSA uses the information to determine an income value for 
these subsidies, eligibility for payments, and the correct amount 
payable. The respondents are landlords of SSI claimants.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.
    Number of Respondents: 51,000.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 8,500 hours.
    2. Background Disability Update Report--20 CFR 404.1589-.1595, 
416.988-.996--0960-0511. SSA periodically reviews current disability 
beneficiaries' cases to determine if they should continue to receive 
disability payments. SSA uses Form SSA-455 to determine if: (1) There 
is enough evidence to warrant referring the case for a full medical 
continuing disability review (CDR); (2) the beneficiary's impairment is 
unchanged or only slightly changed, precluding the need for a CDR; or 
(3) there are unresolved work-related issues. The respondents are 
recipients of Social Security disability benefits.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.
    Number of Respondents: 1,100,000.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 275,000 hours.

    Dated: August 3, 2011.
Faye Lipsky,
Reports Clearance Officer, Center for Reports Clearance, Social 
Security Administration.
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