Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 65219-65220 [2011-27120]

Download as PDF 65219 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 203 / Thursday, October 20, 2011 / Notices Foundation on major goals and policies pertaining to Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate programs and activities. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda • • • • • • • • Opening Remarks. Approval of Minutes. Transition Update. Activities Reports. Agency Experience With ERA. Subcommittee Break Out. Subcommittee Reports. Adjournment. Agenda Thursday, November 3, 2011 Updates and discussions on continuing activities • Budget priorities for FY 2012 • New Staff • New Directions in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources • Interdisciplinary Training in SBE Science Dated: October 13, 2011. Mary Ann Hadyka, Committee Management Officer. 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Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations to the National Science Overview and Discussion • National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) Update • Strategic Plan for the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Science • SBE–Supported Surveys and Infrastructure • Future membership of the Advisory Committee Dated: October 17, 2011. Susanne Bolton, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–27143 Filed 10–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Proposed Collection; Comment Request Summary: In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB’s estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Evidence for Application of Overall Minimum: OMB 3220–0083. Under Section 3(f)(3) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the total monthly benefits payable to a railroad employee and his/her family are guaranteed to be no less than the amount which would be payable if the employee’s railroad service had been covered by the Social Security Act. This is referred to as the Social Security Overall Minimum Guarantee, which is prescribed in 20 CFR part 229. To administer this provision, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) requires information about a retired employee’s spouse and child(ren) who would not be eligible for benefits under the RRA but would be eligible for benefits under the Social Security Act if the employee’s railroad service had been covered by that Act. The RRB obtains the required information by the use of Forms G–319, Statement Regarding Family and Earnings for Special Guaranty Computation, and G–320, Student Questionnaire for Special Guaranty Computation. One response is required of each respondent. Completion is required to obtain or retain benefits. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G– 319 or Form G–320. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows] Annual responses sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Form No. G–319 (completed by the employee): With assistance .................................................................................................................... Without assistance ............................................................................................................... G–319 (completed by spouse): With assistance .................................................................................................................... Without assistance ............................................................................................................... G–320: (Age 18 at Special Guaranty Begin Date or Special Guaranty Age 18 Attainments) ......... (Student Monitoring done in Sept, March and at end of school year) ................................ 2. Title and purpose of information collection: Request to Non-Railroad Employer for Information About VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:59 Oct 19, 2011 Jkt 226001 Annuitant’s Work and Earnings; OMB 3220–0107. Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), a railroad PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Time (Minutes) Burden (Hours) 5 330 26 55 2 302 5 15 30 60 3 15 150 50 15 15 37 12 employee’s retirement annuity or an annuity paid to the spouse of a railroad employee is subject to work deductions in the Tier II component of the annuity E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 65220 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 203 / Thursday, October 20, 2011 / Notices and any employee supplemental annuity for any month in which the annuitant works for a Last PreRetirement Non-Railroad Employer (LPE). The LPE is defined as the last person, company, or institution, other than a railroad employer, that employed an employee or spouse annuitant. In addition, the employee, spouse, or divorced spouse Tier I annuity benefit is subject to work deductions under Section 2(f)(1) of the RRA for earnings from any non-railroad employer that are over the annual exempt amount. The regulations pertaining to non-payment of annuities by reason of work and LPE are contained in 20 CFR 230.1 and 230.2. The RRB utilizes Form RL–231–F, Request to Non-Railroad Employer for Information About Annuitant’s Work and Earnings, to obtain the information needed to determine if a work deduction should be applied because an annuitant worked in non-railroad employment after the annuity beginning date. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is voluntary. The RRB proposes no changes to Form RL–231–F. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows] Form No. Annual responses Time (Minutes) Burden (Hours) RL–231–F .................................................................................................................................... 300 30 150 Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, contact Charles Mierzwa, the RRB Clearance Officer, at (312) 751–3363 or Charles.Mierzwa@ RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Patricia Henaghan, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611– 2092 or e-mailed to Patricia.Henaghan@ RRB.GOV. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–27120 Filed 10–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Rule 15c1–6; SEC File No. 270–423; OMB Control No.3235–0472. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the existing collection of information provided for in Rule 15c1–6 (17 CFR 240.15c1–6) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (‘‘Exchange Act’’). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:59 Oct 19, 2011 Jkt 226001 Rule 15c1–6 states that any brokerdealer trying to sell to or buy from a customer a security in a primary or secondary distribution in which the broker-dealer is participating or is otherwise financially interested must give the customer written notification of the broker-dealer’s participation or interest at or before completion of the transaction. The Commission estimates that 481 respondents collect information annually under Rule 15c1–6 and that each respondent would spend approximately 10 hours annually complying with the collection of information requirement (approximately 4,810 hours in aggregate). Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. The Commission may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. Please direct your written comments to: Thomas Bayer, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Exchange Commission, c/o Remi PavlikSimon, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: October 13, 2011. Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–27094 Filed 10–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Rule 15c1–7, SEC File No. 270–146, OMB Control No. 3235–0134. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the existing collection of information provided for in Rule 15c1–7 (17 CFR 240.15c1–7) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (‘‘Exchange Act’’). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. Rule 15c1–7 states that any act of a broker-dealer designed to effect securities transactions with or for a customer account over which the broker-dealer (directly or through an agent or employee) has discretion will be considered a fraudulent, manipulative, or deceptive practice under the federal securities laws, unless a record is made of the transaction immediately by the broker-dealer. The E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 203 (Thursday, October 20, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65219-65220]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27120]


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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Summary: In accordance with the requirement of Section 
3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides 
opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the 
Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of 
proposed data collections.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information 
collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; 
(b) the accuracy of the RRB's estimate of the burden of the collection 
of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize 
the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    1. Title and purpose of information collection: Evidence for 
Application of Overall Minimum: OMB 3220-0083.
    Under Section 3(f)(3) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the 
total monthly benefits payable to a railroad employee and his/her 
family are guaranteed to be no less than the amount which would be 
payable if the employee's railroad service had been covered by the 
Social Security Act. This is referred to as the Social Security Overall 
Minimum Guarantee, which is prescribed in 20 CFR part 229. To 
administer this provision, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) requires 
information about a retired employee's spouse and child(ren) who would 
not be eligible for benefits under the RRA but would be eligible for 
benefits under the Social Security Act if the employee's railroad 
service had been covered by that Act. The RRB obtains the required 
information by the use of Forms G-319, Statement Regarding Family and 
Earnings for Special Guaranty Computation, and G-320, Student 
Questionnaire for Special Guaranty Computation. One response is 
required of each respondent. Completion is required to obtain or retain 
benefits. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-319 or Form G-320.

                                      Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
                             [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows]
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                                                                      Annual
                            Form No.                                 responses    Time (Minutes)  Burden (Hours)
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G-319 (completed by the employee):
    With assistance.............................................               5              26               2
    Without assistance..........................................             330              55             302
G-319 (completed by spouse):
    With assistance.............................................               5              30               3
    Without assistance..........................................              15              60              15
G-320:
    (Age 18 at Special Guaranty Begin Date or Special Guaranty               150              15              37
     Age 18 Attainments)........................................
    (Student Monitoring done in Sept, March and at end of school              50              15              12
     year)......................................................
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    2. Title and purpose of information collection: Request to Non-
Railroad Employer for Information About Annuitant's Work and Earnings; 
OMB 3220-0107.
    Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), a railroad 
employee's retirement annuity or an annuity paid to the spouse of a 
railroad employee is subject to work deductions in the Tier II 
component of the annuity

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and any employee supplemental annuity for any month in which the 
annuitant works for a Last Pre-Retirement Non-Railroad Employer (LPE). 
The LPE is defined as the last person, company, or institution, other 
than a railroad employer, that employed an employee or spouse 
annuitant. In addition, the employee, spouse, or divorced spouse Tier I 
annuity benefit is subject to work deductions under Section 2(f)(1) of 
the RRA for earnings from any non-railroad employer that are over the 
annual exempt amount. The regulations pertaining to non-payment of 
annuities by reason of work and LPE are contained in 20 CFR 230.1 and 
230.2.
    The RRB utilizes Form RL-231-F, Request to Non-Railroad Employer 
for Information About Annuitant's Work and Earnings, to obtain the 
information needed to determine if a work deduction should be applied 
because an annuitant worked in non-railroad employment after the 
annuity beginning date. One response is requested of each respondent. 
Completion is voluntary. The RRB proposes no changes to Form RL-231-F.

                                      Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
                             [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows]
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                                                                    Annual
                           Form No.                               responses      Time (Minutes)   Burden (Hours)
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RL-231-F.....................................................             300               30              150
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    Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or 
to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, 
and/or supporting material, contact Charles Mierzwa, the RRB Clearance 
Officer, at (312) 751-3363 or Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV. Comments 
regarding the information collection should be addressed to Patricia 
Henaghan, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, 
Illinois 60611-2092 or e-mailed to Patricia.Henaghan@RRB.GOV. Written 
comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

Charles Mierzwa,
Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-27120 Filed 10-19-11; 8:45 am]
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