Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request, 59411-59412 [2013-23429]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 187 / Thursday, September 26, 2013 / Notices comment period, SBA is also delaying the effective date of the benchmark until November 15, 2013. SBA will review all comments received in response to the Commercialization Benchmark Notice and will issue the final commercialization benchmark requirement within the timeframe noted above in the DATES section of this notice. The final requirement will be posted on www.sbir.gov. Dated: September 20, 2013. Pravina Raghavan, Deputy Associate Administrator for Investments and Innovation. [FR Doc. 2013–23492 Filed 9–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed 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, email, 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, Email address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. (SSA), Social Security Administration, DCRDP, Attn: Reports Clearance Director, 107 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235, Fax: 410–966–2830, Email address: OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov. The information collections below are pending at SSA. SSA will submit them to OMB within 60 days from the date of this notice. To be sure we consider your 59411 comments, we must receive them no later than November 25, 2013. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. 1. Development for Participation in a Vocational Rehabilitation or Similar Program—20 CFR 404.316(c), 404.337(c), 404.352(d), 404.1586(g), 404.1596, 404.1597(a), 404.327, 404.328, 416.1338(c)(d), 416.1320(d), 416.1331(a)–(b), and 416.1338—0960– 0282. State Disability Determination Services (DDS) must determine if Social Security disability payment recipients whose disability ceased and who participate in vocational rehabilitation programs may continue to receive disability payments. To do this, DDSs need information about the recipients, the types of program participation, and the services they receive under the rehabilitation program. SSA uses Form SSA–4290 to collect this information. The respondents are State employment networks, vocational rehabilitation agencies, or other providers of educational or job training services. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–4290 ........................................................................................................ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Modality of completion 3,000 1 15 750 2. Consent Based Social Security Number Verification Process—20 CFR 400.100—0960–0760. The Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (CBSV) process is a feebased automated Social Security number (SSN) verification service available to private businesses and other requesting parties. To use the system, private businesses and requesting parties must register with SSA and obtain valid consent from SSN number holders prior to verification. We collect the information to verify if the submitted name and SSN match the information in SSA records. After completing a registration process and paying the fee, the requesting party can use the CBSV process to submit a file containing the names of number holders who have given valid consent, along with each number holder’s accompanying SSN and date of birth (if available) to obtain real-time results VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:19 Sep 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 using a web service application or SSA’s Business Services Online (BSO) application. SSA matches the information against the SSA master file of SSNs, using SSN, name, date of birth, and gender code (if available). The requesting party retrieves the results file from SSA, which indicates only a match or no match for each SSN submitted. Under the CBSV process, the requesting party does not submit the consent forms of the number holders to SSA. SSA requires each requesting party to retain a valid consent form for each SSN verification request. The requesting party retains the consent forms in either electronic or paper format. To ensure the integrity of the CBSV process, SSA has added a strong audit component that requires audits (called ‘‘compliance reviews’’) at the discretion of the agency with all audit costs paid by the requesting party. Independent PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 certified public accounts (CPAs) conduct these reviews to ensure compliance with all the terms and conditions of the party’s agreement with SSA, including a review of the consent forms. CPAs conduct the reviews at the requesting party’s place of business to ensure the integrity of the process. In addition, SSA reserves the right to perform unannounced onsite inspections of the entire process, including review of the technical systems that maintain the data and transaction records. The respondents to the CBSV collection are the participating companies, members of the public who consent to the SSN verification, and CPAs who provide compliance review services. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Time Burden Participating Companies: E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 59412 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 187 / Thursday, September 26, 2013 / Notices Number of respondents Modality of completion Frequency of response Number of responses Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Registration process for new participating companies ........ Creation of file with SSN holder identification data; maintaining required documentation/forms .............................. Using the system to upload request file, check status, and download results file ......................................................... Storing Consent Forms ........................................................ Activities related to compliance review ................................ * 14 1 14 120 28 90 ** 251 22,590 60 22,590 90 90 90 251 251 251 22,590 22,590 22,590 5 60 60 1,883 22,590 22,590 Totals ............................................................................ ........................ ........................ 90,374 ........................ 69,681 * One-time registration process/approximately 14 new participating companies per year. ** Please note there are 251 Federal business days per year on which a requesting party could submit a file. People whose SSNs SSA Will Verify: Number of respondents Modality of completion Frequency of response Number of responses Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Reading and signing authorization for SSA to release SSN verification ........................................................................ Responding to CPA re-contact ............................................ 2,500,000 5,750 1 1 2,500,000 5,750 3 5 125,000 479 Totals ............................................................................ 2,505,750 ........................ 2,165,872 ........................ 125,479 There is one CPA respondent conducting compliance reviews and preparing written reports of findings. The average burden per response is 4,800 minutes for a total burden of 7,200 hours annually. Cost Burden The public burden cost is dependent upon the number of companies and transactions. SSA based the cost estimates below upon 90 participating companies submitting a total 2.5 million transactions per year. One-Time per Company Registration Fee—$5,000. Estimated per SSN Transaction Fee— $1.10.i Estimated per Company Cost to Store Consent Forms—$300. Dated: September 23, 2013. Faye Lipsky, Reports Clearance Director, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–23429 Filed 9–25–13; 8:45 am] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4191–02–P i The annual costs associated with the transaction to each company are dependent upon the number of SSN transactions submitted to SSA by the company on a yearly basis. For example, if a company anticipates submitting 1 million requests to SSA for the year, its total transaction cost for the year would be $1.10 × 1,000,000, or $1,100,000. Periodically, SSA will calculate our costs to provide CBSV services and adjust the fee charged as needed. SSA notifies companies in writing and via Federal Register Notice of any changes and companies have the opportunity to cancel the agreement or continue service using the new transaction fee. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:19 Sep 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8483] Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental Scientific Affairs; Climate Action Report Department of State. Notice; request for public comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The purpose of this announcement is to notify interested members of the public of the opportunity to submit comments to the draft 2014 Climate Action Report (CAR) on U.S. climate change actions. This draft CAR consists of two documents, the National Communication and the Biennial Report, that respond to reporting requirements under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The document contains the sixth National Communication, which is provided in accordance with Articles 4.2 and 12 of the UNFCCC and accompanying decisions. The draft CAR also includes the Biennial Report, which summarizes major actions taken to address climate change, covering the period up to 2020, and contains additional reporting information as specified in decisions 1/ CP.16, 2/CP.17 (Annex I), and 19/CP.18. The United States submitted the first U.S. CAR to the UNFCCC Secretariat in 1994, and subsequent reports in 1997, 2002, 2006, and 2010. 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DATES: Submit comments to CAR6@state.gov using the spreadsheet available in the ‘‘Supporting Documents’’ section at the U.S. Government Regulations.Gov Web site at http://www.regulations.gov/#!home and search on Docket number DOS– 2013–0018. You may also submit comments using the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button at the U.S. Government Regulations.Gov Web site at http://www.regulations.gov/#!home and search on Docket number DOS– 2013–0018. Please use the spreadsheet ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 187 (Thursday, September 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-23429]


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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed 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, email, 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, Email address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.
(SSA), Social Security Administration, DCRDP, Attn: Reports Clearance 
Director, 107 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 
21235, Fax: 410-966-2830, Email address: OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov.

    The information collections below are pending at SSA. SSA will 
submit them 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 
November 25, 2013. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instruments by writing to the above email address.
    1. Development for Participation in a Vocational Rehabilitation or 
Similar Program--20 CFR 404.316(c), 404.337(c), 404.352(d), 
404.1586(g), 404.1596, 404.1597(a), 404.327, 404.328, 416.1338(c)(d), 
416.1320(d), 416.1331(a)-(b), and 416.1338--0960-0282. State Disability 
Determination Services (DDS) must determine if Social Security 
disability payment recipients whose disability ceased and who 
participate in vocational rehabilitation programs may continue to 
receive disability payments. To do this, DDSs need information about 
the recipients, the types of program participation, and the services 
they receive under the rehabilitation program. SSA uses Form SSA-4290 
to collect this information. The respondents are State employment 
networks, vocational rehabilitation agencies, or other providers of 
educational or job training services.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                 Average burden  Estimated total
           Modality of completion                Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden
                                                respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)
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SSA-4290....................................           3,000                1               15              750
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    2. Consent Based Social Security Number Verification Process--20 
CFR 400.100--0960-0760. The Consent Based Social Security Number 
Verification (CBSV) process is a fee-based automated Social Security 
number (SSN) verification service available to private businesses and 
other requesting parties. To use the system, private businesses and 
requesting parties must register with SSA and obtain valid consent from 
SSN number holders prior to verification. We collect the information to 
verify if the submitted name and SSN match the information in SSA 
records. After completing a registration process and paying the fee, 
the requesting party can use the CBSV process to submit a file 
containing the names of number holders who have given valid consent, 
along with each number holder's accompanying SSN and date of birth (if 
available) to obtain real-time results using a web service application 
or SSA's Business Services Online (BSO) application.
    SSA matches the information against the SSA master file of SSNs, 
using SSN, name, date of birth, and gender code (if available). The 
requesting party retrieves the results file from SSA, which indicates 
only a match or no match for each SSN submitted.
    Under the CBSV process, the requesting party does not submit the 
consent forms of the number holders to SSA. SSA requires each 
requesting party to retain a valid consent form for each SSN 
verification request. The requesting party retains the consent forms in 
either electronic or paper format.
    To ensure the integrity of the CBSV process, SSA has added a strong 
audit component that requires audits (called ``compliance reviews'') at 
the discretion of the agency with all audit costs paid by the 
requesting party. Independent certified public accounts (CPAs) conduct 
these reviews to ensure compliance with all the terms and conditions of 
the party's agreement with SSA, including a review of the consent 
forms. CPAs conduct the reviews at the requesting party's place of 
business to ensure the integrity of the process. In addition, SSA 
reserves the right to perform unannounced onsite inspections of the 
entire process, including review of the technical systems that maintain 
the data and transaction records. The respondents to the CBSV 
collection are the participating companies, members of the public who 
consent to the SSN verification, and CPAs who provide compliance review 
services.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

Time Burden

    Participating Companies:

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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
     Modality of completion          Number of     Frequency of      Number of     per response    total annual
                                    respondents      response        responses       (minutes)    burden (hours)
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Registration process for new                * 14               1              14             120              28
 participating companies........
Creation of file with SSN holder              90          ** 251          22,590              60          22,590
 identification data;
 maintaining required
 documentation/forms............
Using the system to upload                    90             251          22,590               5           1,883
 request file, check status, and
 download results file..........
Storing Consent Forms...........              90             251          22,590              60          22,590
Activities related to compliance              90             251          22,590              60          22,590
 review.........................
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    Totals......................  ..............  ..............          90,374  ..............          69,681
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* One-time registration process/approximately 14 new participating companies per year.
** Please note there are 251 Federal business days per year on which a requesting party could submit a file.

    People whose SSNs SSA Will Verify:

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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
     Modality of completion          Number of     Frequency of      Number of     per response    total annual
                                    respondents      response        responses       (minutes)    burden (hours)
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Reading and signing                    2,500,000               1       2,500,000               3         125,000
 authorization for SSA to
 release SSN verification.......
Responding to CPA re-contact....           5,750               1           5,750               5             479
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    Totals......................       2,505,750  ..............       2,165,872  ..............         125,479
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    There is one CPA respondent conducting compliance reviews and 
preparing written reports of findings. The average burden per response 
is 4,800 minutes for a total burden of 7,200 hours annually.

Cost Burden

    The public burden cost is dependent upon the number of companies 
and transactions. SSA based the cost estimates below upon 90 
participating companies submitting a total 2.5 million transactions per 
year.
    One-Time per Company Registration Fee--$5,000.
    Estimated per SSN Transaction Fee--$1.10.\i\
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    \i\ The annual costs associated with the transaction to each 
company are dependent upon the number of SSN transactions submitted 
to SSA by the company on a yearly basis. For example, if a company 
anticipates submitting 1 million requests to SSA for the year, its 
total transaction cost for the year would be $1.10 x 1,000,000, or 
$1,100,000. Periodically, SSA will calculate our costs to provide 
CBSV services and adjust the fee charged as needed. SSA notifies 
companies in writing and via Federal Register Notice of any changes 
and companies have the opportunity to cancel the agreement or 
continue service using the new transaction fee.
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    Estimated per Company Cost to Store Consent Forms--$300.

    Dated: September 23, 2013.
Faye Lipsky,
Reports Clearance Director, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-23429 Filed 9-25-13; 8:45 am]
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