Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 63358-63360 [2012-25403]

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Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Central Asia). Regional Administrator, Region VIII, Denver Colorado. Policy Advisor to the Administrator Senior Advisor to the Associate Administrator for Capital Access. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Vacate date automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Vocational Report; OMB 3220–0141. Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides for payment of disability annuities to qualified employees and widow(ers). The establishment of permanent disability for work in the applicants ‘‘regular occupation’’ or for work in any regular employment is prescribed in 20 CFR 220.12 and 220.13 respectively. The RRB utilizes Form G–251, Vocational Report, to obtain an applicant’s work history. This information is used by the RRB to E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 63359 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 2012 / Notices determine the effect of a disability on an applicant’s ability to work. Form G–251 is designed for use with the RRB’s disability benefit application forms and is provided to all applicants for employee disability annuities and to those applicants for a widow(er)’s disability annuity who indicate that they have been employed at some time. Completion is required to obtain or retain a benefit. One response is requested of each respondent. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–251. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows] Annual responses Form No. Time (Minutes) Burden (Hours) G–251 (with assistance) .............................................................................................................. G–251 (without assistance) ......................................................................................................... 5,730 270 30 40 2,865 180 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 6,000 ........................ 3,045 2. Title and purpose of information collection: Job Information Report, OMB 3220–0193. In July of 1997, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) adopted standards for the adjudication of occupational disabilities under the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA). As part of these standards, the RRB requests job information to determine an applicant’s eligibility for an occupational disability. The job information received from the railroad employer and railroad employee is compared, reconciled (if needed), and then used in the occupational disability determination process. The process of obtaining information from railroad employers used to determine an applicant’s eligibility for an occupational disability is outlined in 20 CFR 220.13(b)(2)(e). To determine an occupational disability, the RRB must decide if the employee is precluded from performing the full range of duties of his or her regular railroad occupation. This is accomplished by comparing the restrictions an impairment(s) causes against an employee’s ability to perform his/her normal duties. To collect information needed to determine the effect of a disability on an employee applicant’s ability to work, the RRB needs the employee applicant’s work history. To obtain this information from the employee applicant, the RRB utilizes Form G–251, Vocational Report (OMB 3220–0141. Note: Form G–251 is provided to all applicants for employee disability annuities and to those applicants for a widow or widower’s disability annuity who indicate that they have been employed at some time. In accordance with the standards, the RRB also requests pertinent job information from employers. The employer is given thirty days from the date of the notice to respond. The responses are not required, but are voluntary. If the job information is received timely, it is compared to the job information provided by the employee. Any material differences are resolved by an RRB disability examiner. Once resolved, the information is compared to the restrictions caused by the medical impairment. If the restrictions prohibit the performance of the regular railroad occupation, the claimant is found occupationally disabled. To obtain the job information from the railroad employer, the RRB uses the following two forms. RRB Form G–251a, Employer Job Information—Job Description, is released to an employer when an application for an occupational disability is filed by an employee whose regular railroad occupation is one of the more common types of railroad jobs (locomotive engineer, conductor, switchman, etc.) It is accompanied by a ‘‘generic job description’’ for that particular railroad job. The generic job description describes how the select occupation is generally performed in the railroad industry. However, because not all occupations are performed the same way from railroad to railroad, the employer is given an opportunity to comment on whether the job description matches the employee’s actual duties. If the employer concludes that the generic job description accurately describes the work performed by the applicant, no further action is necessary. If the employer determines that the tasks are different, it may provide the RRB with a description of the actual job tasks. The employer has thirty days from the date the form is released to respond. Form G–251b, Employer Job Information—General, is released to an employer when an application for an RRB occupational disability is filed by an employee whose regular railroad occupation does not have a generic job description. It notifies the employer that the employee has filed for a disability annuity and that, if the employer wishes, it may provide the RRB with job duty information. The type of information the RRB is seeking is outlined on the form. The employer has thirty days from the date the form is released to reply. Completion is voluntary. The RRB proposes no changes to Forms G–251a and G–251b. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows] Annual responses tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Form No. Time (Minutes) Burden (Hours) G–251a ........................................................................................................................................ G–251b ........................................................................................................................................ 125 305 20 20 42 102 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 430 ........................ 144 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:06 Oct 15, 2012 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 63360 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 2012 / Notices by 5:30 p.m. on November 2, 2012, and should be accompanied by proof of service on the applicants, in the form of an affidavit, or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the Commission’s Secretary. ADDRESSES: Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090; Applicants, c/o Robert I. Frenkel, Esq., Charles Mierzwa, Legg Mason & Co., LLC, 100 First Chief of Information Resources Management. Stamford Place, 6th Floor, Stamford, CT [FR Doc. 2012–25403 Filed 10–15–12; 8:45 am] 06902. BILLING CODE 7905–01–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emerson S. Davis, Senior Counsel, at (202) 551–6811 or Daniele Marchesani, SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE Branch Chief, at (202) 551–6821 COMMISSION (Division of Investment Management, Office of Investment Company [Investment Company Act Release No. IC– Regulation). 30228; 812–14011] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Permal Hedge Strategies Fund, et al.; following is a summary of the Notice of Application application. The complete application may be obtained via the Commission’s October 9, 2012. Web site by searching for the file AGENCY: Securities and Exchange number, or an applicant using the Commission (‘‘Commission’’). Company name box, at http:// ACTION: Notice of an application under section 6(c) of the Investment Company www.sec.gov/search/search.htm or by calling (202) 551–8090. Act of 1940 (the ‘‘Act’’) for an Applicants’ Representations: exemption from sections 18(c) and 18(i) 1. The Fund is a non-diversified of the Act. closed-end management investment company registered under the Act. The Summary of Application: Applicants Fund is organized as a Maryland request an order to permit certain statutory trust. The Adviser serves as registered closed-end management investment companies to issue multiple investment adviser and the Sub-Adviser as a subadviser to the Fund. The classes of shares with varying sales Distributor, a broker-dealer registered loads and asset-based distribution and under the Securities Exchange Act of service fees. Applicants: Permal Hedge Strategies 1934 (‘‘1934 Act’’), acts as principal Fund (‘‘Fund’’), Legg Mason Partners underwriter for the Funds. The Fund Advisor, LLC (the ‘‘Adviser’’), Distributor is an affiliated person, as Permal Asset Management Inc., (‘‘Subdefined in section 2(a)(3) of the Act, of Adviser’’ and, together with the the Adviser and of the Sub-Adviser. 2. The Fund continuously offers its Adviser, the ‘‘Advisers’’) and Legg shares (‘‘Shares’’) under the Securities Mason Investors Services, LLC (the Act of 1933. The Shares are not offered ‘‘Distributor’’). Filing Dates: The application was or traded in a secondary market and are filed on March 2, 2012, and amended on not listed on any securities exchange or July 3, 2012. Applicants have agreed to traded on any over-the counter system. file an amendment during the notice Applicants do not expect that any period, the substance of which is secondary market will ever develop for reflected in this notice. the Shares. 3. The Fund currently offers an initial Hearing or Notification of Hearing: An class of Shares (‘‘Initial Class’’) at net order granting the requested relief will be issued unless the Commission orders asset value subject to a sales load and an ongoing asset-based service and a hearing. Interested persons may distribution fee and proposes to offer request a hearing by writing to the multiple classes of Shares. The Fund Commission’s Secretary and serving may offer a new Share class at net asset applicants with a copy of the request, value that would not be subject to a personally or by mail. Hearing requests front-end sales load or a service and should be received by the Commission tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, contact Dana Hickman at (312) 751–4981 or Dana.Hickman@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Charles Mierzwa, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–2092 or emailed to Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:06 Oct 15, 2012 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 distribution fee, but would be subject to a minimum purchase requirement. The Fund intends to continue to offer Initial Class Shares at net asset value subject to a sales load, a service and distribution fee, and minimum purchase requirements. The Fund may in the future adopt this or another structure with respect to distribution and service expenses. The Fund does not plan to offer exchange privileges.1 4. In order to provide a limited degree of liquidity to Shareholders, the Funds may from time to time offer to repurchase Shares at net asset value in accordance with rule 13e-4 under the 1934 Act pursuant to written tenders by shareholders. A Fund will repurchase Shares at the times, in the amounts and on the terms as may be determined by the Board of Trustees (‘‘Board’’) of the Fund in its sole discretion. The Adviser expects to recommend ordinarily that the Board authorize each Fund to offer to repurchase Shares from Shareholders quarterly. 5. Applicants request that the order also apply to any other continuously offered registered closed-end management investment companies existing now or in the future for which the Advisers, the Distributor, or any entity controlling, controlled by or under common control with the Adviser or the Distributor acts as investment adviser or principal underwriter, and which provides periodic liquidity with respect to its Shares pursuant to rule 13e–4 under the 1934 Act (such investment companies, together with the Fund, the ‘‘Funds’’).2 6. Applicants represent that any assetbased service and distribution fees will comply with the provisions of rule 2830(d) of the Conduct Rules of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (‘‘NASD Conduct Rule 2830’’).3 Applicants also represent that each Fund will disclose in its prospectus, the fees, expenses and other characteristics of each class of Shares offered for sale by the prospectus as is required for open-end multiple class funds under Form N–1A. The Fund will disclose fund expenses in shareholder reports as if it were an open-end management investment company, and disclose any arrangements that result in 1 The Fund also will not impose either an early withdrawal charge, or repurchase fee or a contingent deferred sales charge. 2 Any Fund relying on this relief in the future will do so in a manner consistent with the terms and conditions of the application. Applicants represent that any person presently intending to rely on the requested relief is listed as an applicant. 3 All references to NASD Conduct Rule 2830 include any successor or replacement rule that may be adopted by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (‘‘FINRA’’). 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 200 (Tuesday, October 16, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63358-63360]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25403]


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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: Vocational Report; 
OMB 3220-0141.
    Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides for payment 
of disability annuities to qualified employees and widow(ers). The 
establishment of permanent disability for work in the applicants 
``regular occupation'' or for work in any regular employment is 
prescribed in 20 CFR 220.12 and 220.13 respectively.
    The RRB utilizes Form G-251, Vocational Report, to obtain an 
applicant's work history. This information is used by the RRB to

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determine the effect of a disability on an applicant's ability to work. 
Form G-251 is designed for use with the RRB's disability benefit 
application forms and is provided to all applicants for employee 
disability annuities and to those applicants for a widow(er)'s 
disability annuity who indicate that they have been employed at some 
time.
    Completion is required to obtain or retain a benefit. One response 
is requested of each respondent. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-
251.

                                      Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
                             [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                      Annual           Time           Burden
                            Form No.                                 responses       (Minutes)        (Hours)
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G-251 (with assistance).........................................           5,730              30           2,865
G-251 (without assistance)......................................             270              40             180
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................................           6,000  ..............           3,045
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    2. Title and purpose of information collection: Job Information 
Report, OMB 3220-0193.
    In July of 1997, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) adopted 
standards for the adjudication of occupational disabilities under the 
Railroad Retirement Act (RRA). As part of these standards, the RRB 
requests job information to determine an applicant's eligibility for an 
occupational disability. The job information received from the railroad 
employer and railroad employee is compared, reconciled (if needed), and 
then used in the occupational disability determination process. The 
process of obtaining information from railroad employers used to 
determine an applicant's eligibility for an occupational disability is 
outlined in 20 CFR 220.13(b)(2)(e).
    To determine an occupational disability, the RRB must decide if the 
employee is precluded from performing the full range of duties of his 
or her regular railroad occupation. This is accomplished by comparing 
the restrictions an impairment(s) causes against an employee's ability 
to perform his/her normal duties. To collect information needed to 
determine the effect of a disability on an employee applicant's ability 
to work, the RRB needs the employee applicant's work history. To obtain 
this information from the employee applicant, the RRB utilizes Form G-
251, Vocational Report (OMB 3220-0141. Note: Form G-251 is provided to 
all applicants for employee disability annuities and to those 
applicants for a widow or widower's disability annuity who indicate 
that they have been employed at some time.
    In accordance with the standards, the RRB also requests pertinent 
job information from employers. The employer is given thirty days from 
the date of the notice to respond. The responses are not required, but 
are voluntary. If the job information is received timely, it is 
compared to the job information provided by the employee. Any material 
differences are resolved by an RRB disability examiner. Once resolved, 
the information is compared to the restrictions caused by the medical 
impairment. If the restrictions prohibit the performance of the regular 
railroad occupation, the claimant is found occupationally disabled.
    To obtain the job information from the railroad employer, the RRB 
uses the following two forms. RRB Form G-251a, Employer Job 
Information--Job Description, is released to an employer when an 
application for an occupational disability is filed by an employee 
whose regular railroad occupation is one of the more common types of 
railroad jobs (locomotive engineer, conductor, switchman, etc.) It is 
accompanied by a ``generic job description'' for that particular 
railroad job. The generic job description describes how the select 
occupation is generally performed in the railroad industry. However, 
because not all occupations are performed the same way from railroad to 
railroad, the employer is given an opportunity to comment on whether 
the job description matches the employee's actual duties. If the 
employer concludes that the generic job description accurately 
describes the work performed by the applicant, no further action is 
necessary. If the employer determines that the tasks are different, it 
may provide the RRB with a description of the actual job tasks. The 
employer has thirty days from the date the form is released to respond.
    Form G-251b, Employer Job Information--General, is released to an 
employer when an application for an RRB occupational disability is 
filed by an employee whose regular railroad occupation does not have a 
generic job description. It notifies the employer that the employee has 
filed for a disability annuity and that, if the employer wishes, it may 
provide the RRB with job duty information. The type of information the 
RRB is seeking is outlined on the form. The employer has thirty days 
from the date the form is released to reply.
    Completion is voluntary. The RRB proposes no changes to Forms G-
251a and G-251b.

                                      Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
                             [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows]
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                                                                      Annual           Time           Burden
                            Form No.                                 responses       (Minutes)        (Hours)
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G-251a..........................................................             125              20              42
G-251b..........................................................             305              20             102
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................................             430  ..............             144
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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 Dana Hickman at (312) 751-4981 or 
Dana.Hickman@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection 
should be addressed to Charles Mierzwa, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 
North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2092 or emailed to 
Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV. Written comments should be received within 60 
days of this notice.

Charles Mierzwa,
Chief of Information Resources Management.
[FR Doc. 2012-25403 Filed 10-15-12; 8:45 am]
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