Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 13914-13915 [2013-04877]

Download as PDF 13914 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 41 / Friday, March 1, 2013 / Notices Deductions Under the Civil Service Retirement System. OMB Number: 3206–0128. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Number of Respondents: SF 2802 = 3,741; SF 2802A = 3,389. Estimated Time per Respondent: SF 2802 = 1 hour; SF 2802A = 15 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 4,588. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. John Berry, Director. [FR Doc. 2013–04724 Filed 2–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–38–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Submission for Review: Survivor Annuity Election for a Spouse, RI 20– 63; Cover Letter Giving Information About the Cost To Elect Less Than the Maximum Survivor Annuity, RI 20–116; Cover Letter Giving Information About the Cost To Elect the Maximum Survivor Annuity, RI 20–117 U.S. Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: 60-Day Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM), is offering the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR 3206–0174) regarding these related forms: Survivor Annuity Election for a Spouse (RI 20– 63), Cover Letter Giving Information About The Cost to Elect Less Than the Maximum Survivor Annuity (RI 20– 116), and Cover Letter Giving Information About The Cost to Elect the Maximum Survivor Annuity (RI 20– 117). As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35), and as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104– 106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of OPM, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of OPM’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 Feb 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until April 30, 2013. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Retirement Services, Union Square Room 370, 1900 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20415–3500, Attention: Alberta Butler or sent via email to Alberta.Butler@opm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the Retirement Services Publications Team, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street NW., Room 4332, Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Cyrus S. Benson or sent via email to Cyrus.Benson@opm.gov or faxed to (202) 606–0910. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RI 20–63 is used by annuitants to elect a reduced annuity with a survivor annuity for their spouse. RI 20–116 is a cover letter for RI 20–63 giving information about the cost to elect less than the maximum survivor annuity. This letter is used to supply the information that may have been requested by the annuitant about the cost of electing less than the maximum survivor annuity. RI 20–117 is a cover letter for RI 20–63 giving information about the cost to elect the maximum survivor annuity. This letter may be used to ask for more information. Analysis Agency: Retirement Operations, Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management. Title: Survivor Annuity Election for a Spouse/Cover Letter Giving Information About the Cost To Elect Less Than the Maximum Survivor Annuity/Cover Letter Giving Information About the Cost To Elect the Maximum Survivor Annuity. OMB Number: 3206–0174. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of Respondents: RI 20–63= 2,200; RI 20–116 & RI 20–117 = 200. Estimated Time per Respondent: 55 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 1,834. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. John Berry, Director. [FR Doc. 2013–04726 Filed 2–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–38–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. Title and purpose of information collection: Voluntary Customer Surveys in Accordance with E.O. 12862; OMB 3220–0192. In accordance with Executive Order 12862, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) conducts a number of customer surveys designed to determine the kinds and quality of services our beneficiaries, claimants, employers and members of the public want and expect, as well as their satisfaction with existing RRB services. The information collected is used by RRB management to monitor customer satisfaction by determining to what extent services are satisfactory and where and to what extent services can be improved. The surveys are limited to data collections that solicit strictly voluntary opinions, and do not collect information which is required or regulated. The information collection, which was first approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in 1997, provides the RRB with a generic clearance authority. This generic authority allows the RRB to submit a variety of new or revised customer E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 41 / Friday, March 1, 2013 / Notices survey instruments (needed to timely implement customer monitoring activities) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for expedited review and approval. The average burden per response for customer satisfaction activities is estimated to range from 2 minutes for a Web site questionnaire to 2 hours for participation in a focus group. The RRB estimates an annual burden of 1,750 annual respondents totaling 735 hours for the generic customer survey clearance. 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. 2013–04877 Filed 2–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–68975; File No. SR–BYX– 2013–008] Self-Regulatory Organizations; BATS Y-Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change Amending the Attestation Requirement of Rule 11.24 Allowing a Retail Member Organization To Attest That ‘‘Substantially All’’ Orders Submitted to The Retail Price Improvement Program Will Qualify as ‘‘Retail Orders’’ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES February 25, 2013. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on February 12, 2013, BATS Y-Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘BYX’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to 1 15 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 Feb 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of the Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange is proposing to amend the attestation requirement of BYX Rule 11.24 to allow a Retail Member Organization 3 (‘‘RMO’’) to attest that ‘‘substantially all’’ orders submitted to the Retail Price Improvement Program (the ‘‘Program’’) will qualify as Retail Orders.4 BYX Rule 11.24(b)(2)(C) currently requires RMOs to attest that ‘‘any order’’ will so qualify, effectively preventing certain significant retail brokers from participating in the Program due to operational constraints. The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange’s Web site at http://www.batstrading.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant parts of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange is proposing an amendment to BYX Rule 11.24 to provide that an RMO may attest that ‘‘substantially all’’ of the orders it submits to the Program are Retail Orders, replacing the requirement that the RMO must attest that all submitted orders qualify as Retail Orders. Currently, under BYX Rule 3 A Retail Member Organization is a Member (or a division thereof) that has been approved by the Exchange under BATS Rule 11.24 to submit Retail Orders. 4 A Retail Order is an agency order that originates from a natural person and is submitted to the Exchange by a RMO, provided that no change is made to the terms of the order with respect to price or side of market and the order does not originate from a trading algorithm or any computerized methodology. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13915 11.24(b)(2)(C), a Member 5 wishing to become an RMO must submit: (A) An application form; (B) supporting documentation; and (C) an attestation that ‘‘any order’’ submitted as a Retail Order will qualify as such under BYX Rule 11.24. The Exchange believes that the categorical nature of the current attestation language is preventing certain Members with retail customers from participating in the Program. In particular, the Exchange understands that some Members wishing to participate in the Program represent both Retail Orders as well as other agency flow that may not meet the strict definition of ‘‘Retail Order.’’ The Exchange further understands that limitations in order management systems and routing networks used by such Members may make it infeasible for them to isolate 100% of Retail Orders from other agency, non-Retail Order flow that they would direct to the Program. Unable to make the categorical attestation required by the current language of BYX Rule 11.24, some Members have chosen not to participate, notwithstanding that substantially all order flow from such Members would be Retail Orders. This limitation has the effect of preventing their retail customers from benefiting from the enhanced price competition and transparency of the Program. Accordingly, the Exchange is proposing a de minimis relaxation of the RMO attestation requirement in order to accommodate these system limitations and expand the access of retail customers to the benefits of the Program. Specifically, as proposed, an RMO would be permitted to send de minimis quantities of agency orders to the Exchange as Retail Orders that cannot be explicitly attested to under existing definitions of the Program. The Exchange will issue notice to its Members to make clear that the ‘‘substantially all’’ language is meant to permit the presence of only isolated and de minimis quantities of agency orders that do not qualify as Retail Orders that cannot be segregated from Retail Orders due to systems limitations. In this regard, an RMO would need to retain, in its books and records, adequate substantiation that substantially all orders sent to the Exchange as Retail Orders met the strict definition and that those orders not meeting the strict definition are agency orders that cannot be segregated from Retail Orders due to system limitations, and are de minimis 5 A Member is any registered broker or dealer that has been admitted to membership in the Exchange. E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 41 (Friday, March 1, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13914-13915]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04877]


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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.
    Title and purpose of information collection: Voluntary Customer 
Surveys in Accordance with E.O. 12862; OMB 3220-0192.
    In accordance with Executive Order 12862, the Railroad Retirement 
Board (RRB) conducts a number of customer surveys designed to determine 
the kinds and quality of services our beneficiaries, claimants, 
employers and members of the public want and expect, as well as their 
satisfaction with existing RRB services. The information collected is 
used by RRB management to monitor customer satisfaction by determining 
to what extent services are satisfactory and where and to what extent 
services can be improved. The surveys are limited to data collections 
that solicit strictly voluntary opinions, and do not collect 
information which is required or regulated. The information collection, 
which was first approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
in 1997, provides the RRB with a generic clearance authority. This 
generic authority allows the RRB to submit a variety of new or revised 
customer

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survey instruments (needed to timely implement customer monitoring 
activities) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for expedited 
review and approval.
    The average burden per response for customer satisfaction 
activities is estimated to range from 2 minutes for a Web site 
questionnaire to 2 hours for participation in a focus group. The RRB 
estimates an annual burden of 1,750 annual respondents totaling 735 
hours for the generic customer survey clearance.
    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. 2013-04877 Filed 2-28-13; 8:45 am]
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