Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 53174-53175 [2013-20979]

Download as PDF 53174 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 28, 2013 / Notices received two comments noting that Peace Corps should not ‘‘define couples as same sex’’, which will be addressed in the supporting statement. This notice issued in Washington, DC, on August 21, 2013. Garry W. Stanberry, Deputy Associate Director, Management. Submit comments on or before September 27, 2013. [FR Doc. 2013–20927 Filed 8–27–13; 8:45 am] DATES: BILLING CODE 6051–01–P Comments should be addressed to Denora Miller, Freedom of Information Act Officer. Denora Miller can be contacted by telephone at 202– 692–1236 or email at pcfr@ peacecorps.gov. Email comments must be made in text and not in attachments. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denora Miller at Peace Corps address above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Method: The same sex domestic partner applicants will be given this form prior to staging. Title: Affidavit Declaring Domestic Partner Relationship. OMB Control Number: 0420-pending. Type of information collection: New. Affected public: Individuals or households. Respondents’ obligation to reply: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Burden to the public: (a) Estimated number of respondents: 130 (b) Frequency of response: one time (c) Estimated average burden per response: 2 minutes (d) Estimated total reporting burden: 4.33 hours (e) Estimated annual cost to respondents: $0.00 General description of collection: This form seeks information necessary for the Peace Corps’ Office of Volunteer Recruitment and Selection to verify that same sex domestic partners applying to be accepted and placed together as Peace Corps Volunteers meet the agency’s criteria for placement as a couple. Request for Comment: Peace Corps invites comments on whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for proper performance of the functions of the Peace Corps, including whether the information will have practical use; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the information to be collected; and, ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:21 Aug 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments Summary: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collection of information to determine (1) The practical utility of the collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of the publication date. Under Section 1(k) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), unemployment and sickness benefits are not payable for any day remuneration is payable or accrues to the claimant. Also Section 4(a-1) of the RUIA provides that unemployment or sickness benefits are not payable for any day the claimant receives the same benefits under any law other than the RUIA. Under Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) regulations, 20 CFR 322.4(a), a claimant’s certification or statement on an RRB-provided claim form that he or she did not work on any day claimed and did not receive income such as vacation pay or pay for time lost shall constitute sufficient evidence unless there is conflicting evidence. Further, under 20 CFR 322.4(b), when there is a question raised as to whether or not remuneration is payable or has accrued to a claimant with respect to a claimed day or days, an investigation shall be made with a view to obtaining information sufficient for a finding. The PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 RRB utilizes the following four forms to obtain information from railroad employers, nonrailroad employers, and claimants, that is needed to determine whether a claimed day or days of unemployment or sickness were improperly or fraudulently claimed: Form ID–5i, Request for Employment Information; Form ID–5R (SUP), Report of Employees Paid RUIA Benefits for Every Day in Month Reported as Month of Creditable Service; Form ID–49R, Railroad Payroll Record Check; and Form UI–48, Statement Regarding Benefits Claimed for Days Worked. Completion is voluntary. One response is requested of each respondent. To qualify for unemployment or sickness benefits payable under Section 2 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), a railroad employee must have certain qualifying earnings in the applicable base year. In addition, to qualify for extended or accelerated benefits under Section 2 of the RUIA, a railroad employee who has exhausted his or her rights to normal benefits must have at least 10 years of railroad service (under certain conditions, military service may be credited as months of railroad service). Accelerated benefits are unemployment or sickness benefits that are payable to a railroad employee before the regular July 1 beginning date of a benefit year if an employee has 10 or more years of service and is not qualified for benefits in the current benefit year. During the RUIA claims review process, the RRB may determine that unemployment or sickness benefits cannot be awarded because RRB records show insufficient qualifying service and/or compensation. When this occurs, the RRB allows the claimant the opportunity to provide additional information if they believe that the RRB service and compensation records are incorrect. Depending on the circumstances, the RRB provides the following forms to obtain information needed to determine if a claimant has sufficient service or compensation to qualify for unemployment or sickness benefits. Form UI–9, Statement of Employment and Wages; Form UI–23, Statement of Service for Railroad Unemployment Insurance Benefits; Form UI–44, Claim for Credit for Military Service; Form ID– 4F, Advising of Ineligibility for Unemployment Benefits; Form ID–4U, Advising of Service/Earnings Requirements for Unemployment Benefits; Form ID–4X, Advising of Service/Earnings Requirements for Sickness Benefits; Form ID–4Y, Advising of Ineligibility for Sickness Benefits; Form ID–20–1, Advising that E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 28, 2013 / Notices Normal Unemployment Benefits Are About to Be Exhausted; Form ID–20–2, Advising that Normal Sickness Benefits Are About to Be Exhausted; and Form ID–20–4, Advising that Normal Sickness Benefits Are About to Be Exhausted/ Non-Entitlement. Completion of these forms is required to obtain or retain a benefit. One response is required of each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (78 FR 38412 on June 26, 2013) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: RUIA Investigations and Continuing Entitlement. OMB Control Number: 3220–0025. Forms submitted: UI–9, UI–23, UI–44, UI–48, ID–4F, ID–4U, ID–4X, ID–4Y, ID– 5I, ID–5R (SUP), ID–49R, ID–20–1, ID– 20–2, and ID–20–4. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Private Sector; Businesses or other for profits. Abstract: The information collection has two purposes. When RRB records indicate that railroad service and/or compensation is insufficient to qualify a claimant for unemployment or sickness benefits, the RRB obtains information needed to reconcile the compensation and/or service on record with that claimed by the employee. Other forms in the collection allow the RRB to Form No. 53175 determine whether unemployment or sickness benefits were improperly obtained. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes to add to Items 4a and 5a of Form UI– 48, Statement Regarding Benefits Claimed for Days Worked, two ‘‘go to’’ references to improve navigating the form. The RRB also proposes to remove the following seven forms from the information collection due to under 10 responses a year: ID–4F, ID–4Y, ID–20– 1, ID–20–2, ID–20–4, ID–49R, and UI– 23. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Time (minutes) Annual responses Burden (hours) ID–5i ..................................................................................................................... ID–5R (SUP) ........................................................................................................ UI–48 ................................................................................................................... UI–9 ..................................................................................................................... UI–44 ................................................................................................................... ID–4U ................................................................................................................... ID–4X ................................................................................................................... 1,050 400 14 69 10 35 25 15 10 12 10 5 5 5 262 67 3 11 1 3 2 Total .............................................................................................................. 1,603 ................................ 349 Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the forms and supporting documents can be obtained from 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 Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV and to the OMB Desk Officer for the RRB, Fax: 202–395–6974, Email address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Charles Mierzwa, Chief of Information Resources Management. [FR Doc. 2013–20979 Filed 8–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Investment Company Act Release No. 30671; File No. 812–14128] The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, et al.; Notice of Application Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) August 22, 2013. Notice of application for an order approving the substitution of certain securities pursuant to Section ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:21 Aug 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 26(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the ‘‘1940 Act’’ or ‘‘Act’’) and an order of exemption pursuant to Section 17(b) of the Act from Section 17(a) of the Act. The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (the ‘‘Company’’), NML Variable Annuity Account A (‘‘VA Account A’’), NML Variable Annuity Account B (‘‘VA Account B’’) and NML Variable Annuity Account C (‘‘VA Account C,’’ and together with VA Account A and VA Account B, the ‘‘Annuity Accounts’’) and Northwestern Mutual Variable Life Account (‘‘VL Account’’) and Northwestern Mutual Variable Life Account II (‘‘VL Account II,’’ together with VL Account, the ‘‘Life Accounts,’’ and together with the Annuity Accounts, the ‘‘Separate Accounts’’). The Company and the Separate Accounts are collectively referred to herein as the ‘‘Substitution Applicants.’’ The Substitution Applicants and Credit Suisse Trust are also collectively referred to as the ‘‘Section 17 Applicants.’’ SUMMARY OF THE APPLICATION: The Substitution Applicants seek an order pursuant to Section 26(c) of the 1940 Act, approving the substitution of shares of the Commodity Return Strategy Portfolio (the ‘‘Replacement Fund’’), a series of Credit Suisse Trust, for shares APPLICANTS: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the Commodities Return Strategy Portfolio (the ‘‘Replaced Fund’’), a series of the Northwestern Mutual Series Fund, Inc. (the ‘‘Series Fund’’), under each of the variable annuity contracts and variable life insurance policies issued by the Separate Accounts (collectively, the ‘‘Contracts’’). The Section 17 Applicants seek an order pursuant to Section 17(b) of the 1940 Act exempting them from 17(a) of the Act to the extent necessary to permit them to engage in certain in-kind transactions in connection with the substitution (‘‘In-Kind Transactions’’). Filing Date: The application was filed on March 6, 2013, and the amended and restated application was filed on July 12, 2013. DATES: HEARING OR NOTIFICATION OF A HEARING: An order granting the application will be issued unless the Commission orders hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Secretary of the Commission and serving the applicants with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on September 17, 2013, 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 requester’s interest, the reason for the request, and the issues E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 167 (Wednesday, August 28, 2013)]
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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments

    Summary: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding 
an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 
Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. 
Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate 
paperwork burdens.
    The RRB invites comments on the proposed collection of information 
to determine (1) The practical utility of the collection; (2) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden of the collection; (3) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is the 
subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the 
RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper 
consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive 
them within 30 days of the publication date.
    Under Section 1(k) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act 
(RUIA), unemployment and sickness benefits are not payable for any day 
remuneration is payable or accrues to the claimant. Also Section 4(a-1) 
of the RUIA provides that unemployment or sickness benefits are not 
payable for any day the claimant receives the same benefits under any 
law other than the RUIA. Under Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) 
regulations, 20 CFR 322.4(a), a claimant's certification or statement 
on an RRB-provided claim form that he or she did not work on any day 
claimed and did not receive income such as vacation pay or pay for time 
lost shall constitute sufficient evidence unless there is conflicting 
evidence. Further, under 20 CFR 322.4(b), when there is a question 
raised as to whether or not remuneration is payable or has accrued to a 
claimant with respect to a claimed day or days, an investigation shall 
be made with a view to obtaining information sufficient for a finding. 
The RRB utilizes the following four forms to obtain information from 
railroad employers, nonrailroad employers, and claimants, that is 
needed to determine whether a claimed day or days of unemployment or 
sickness were improperly or fraudulently claimed: Form ID-5i, Request 
for Employment Information; Form ID-5R (SUP), Report of Employees Paid 
RUIA Benefits for Every Day in Month Reported as Month of Creditable 
Service; Form ID-49R, Railroad Payroll Record Check; and Form UI-48, 
Statement Regarding Benefits Claimed for Days Worked. Completion is 
voluntary. One response is requested of each respondent.
    To qualify for unemployment or sickness benefits payable under 
Section 2 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), a railroad 
employee must have certain qualifying earnings in the applicable base 
year. In addition, to qualify for extended or accelerated benefits 
under Section 2 of the RUIA, a railroad employee who has exhausted his 
or her rights to normal benefits must have at least 10 years of 
railroad service (under certain conditions, military service may be 
credited as months of railroad service). Accelerated benefits are 
unemployment or sickness benefits that are payable to a railroad 
employee before the regular July 1 beginning date of a benefit year if 
an employee has 10 or more years of service and is not qualified for 
benefits in the current benefit year.
    During the RUIA claims review process, the RRB may determine that 
unemployment or sickness benefits cannot be awarded because RRB records 
show insufficient qualifying service and/or compensation. When this 
occurs, the RRB allows the claimant the opportunity to provide 
additional information if they believe that the RRB service and 
compensation records are incorrect.
    Depending on the circumstances, the RRB provides the following 
forms to obtain information needed to determine if a claimant has 
sufficient service or compensation to qualify for unemployment or 
sickness benefits. Form UI-9, Statement of Employment and Wages; Form 
UI-23, Statement of Service for Railroad Unemployment Insurance 
Benefits; Form UI-44, Claim for Credit for Military Service; Form ID-
4F, Advising of Ineligibility for Unemployment Benefits; Form ID-4U, 
Advising of Service/Earnings Requirements for Unemployment Benefits; 
Form ID-4X, Advising of Service/Earnings Requirements for Sickness 
Benefits; Form ID-4Y, Advising of Ineligibility for Sickness Benefits; 
Form ID-20-1, Advising that

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Normal Unemployment Benefits Are About to Be Exhausted; Form ID-20-2, 
Advising that Normal Sickness Benefits Are About to Be Exhausted; and 
Form ID-20-4, Advising that Normal Sickness Benefits Are About to Be 
Exhausted/Non-Entitlement. Completion of these forms is required to 
obtain or retain a benefit. One response is required of each 
respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (78 FR 38412 on June 26, 2013) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: RUIA Investigations and Continuing Entitlement.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0025.
    Forms submitted: UI-9, UI-23, UI-44, UI-48, ID-4F, ID-4U, ID-4X, 
ID-4Y, ID-5I, ID-5R (SUP), ID-49R, ID-20-1, ID-20-2, and ID-20-4.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: Private Sector; Businesses or other for profits.
    Abstract: The information collection has two purposes. When RRB 
records indicate that railroad service and/or compensation is 
insufficient to qualify a claimant for unemployment or sickness 
benefits, the RRB obtains information needed to reconcile the 
compensation and/or service on record with that claimed by the 
employee. Other forms in the collection allow the RRB to determine 
whether unemployment or sickness benefits were improperly obtained.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes to add to Items 4a and 5a of 
Form UI-48, Statement Regarding Benefits Claimed for Days Worked, two 
``go to'' references to improve navigating the form. The RRB also 
proposes to remove the following seven forms from the information 
collection due to under 10 responses a year: ID-4F, ID-4Y, ID-20-1, ID-
20-2, ID-20-4, ID-49R, and UI-23.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                      Form No.                         Annual responses     Time  (minutes)     Burden  (hours)
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ID-5i...............................................               1,050                  15                 262
ID-5R (SUP).........................................                 400                  10                  67
UI-48...............................................                  14                  12                   3
UI-9................................................                  69                  10                  11
UI-44...............................................                  10                   5                   1
ID-4U...............................................                  35                   5                   3
ID-4X...............................................                  25                   5                   2
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    Total...........................................               1,603  ..................                 349
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    Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the forms and 
supporting documents can be obtained from 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 Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV and to the OMB 
Desk Officer for the RRB, Fax: 202-395-6974, Email address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.

Charles Mierzwa,
Chief of Information Resources Management.
[FR Doc. 2013-20979 Filed 8-27-13; 8:45 am]
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