Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request, 65745-65747 [2013-26054]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 212 / Friday, November 1, 2013 / Notices Submit comments on or before December 2, 2013. If you intend to comment but cannot prepare comments promptly, please advise the OMB Reviewer and the Agency Clearance Officer before the deadline. Copies: Request for clearance (OMB 83–1), supporting statement, and other documents submitted to OMB for review may be obtained from the Agency Clearance Officer. ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to: Agency Clearance Officer, Curtis Rich, Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20416; and OMB Reviewer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Curtis Rich, Agency Clearance Officer, (202) 205–7030 curtis.rich@sba.gov. Abstract: Government wide requirements in the annual appropriations act, as well as OMB Circular A 123 Appendix B. require agencies to conduct an alternative credit worthiness assessment when the credit score inquiry results in no score. This information of collection will be used as a means of making that alternative. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Alternate Creditworthiness Assessment. Frequency: On Occasion. SBA Form Number: 2294. Description of Respondents: Requesting alternative credit worthiness. Responses: 10. Annual Burden: 2. DATES: Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/23/2013. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 07/22/2014. Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. ADDRESSES: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Notice is hereby given that as a result of the President’s major disaster declaration on 10/22/2013, Private Non-Profit organizations that provide essential services of governmental nature may file disaster loan applications at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Primary Counties: Barber, Barton, Bourbon, Butler, Chase, Cherokee, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Dickinson, Edwards, Elk, Ellsworth, Ford, Geary, Greenwood. Hamilton, Harper, Harvey, Hodgeman, Kingman, Kiowa, Lane, Linn, Lyon, Marion, Mcpherson, Meade, Montgomery, Morris, Ness, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pratt, Reno, Republic, Rice, Saline, Sumner, Washington, Wilson, Woodson. The Interest Rates are: Curtis Rich, Management Analyst. Percent [FR Doc. 2013–26044 Filed 10–31–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #13802 and #13803] Kansas Disaster #KS–00075 U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Kansas (FEMA–4150–DR), dated 10/22/2013. Incident: Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding. Incident Period: 07/22/2013 through 08/16/2013. Effective Date: 10/22/2013. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:40 Oct 31, 2013 Jkt 232001 2.875 2.875 James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2013–26041 Filed 10–31–13; 8:45 am] Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Oregon Disaster #OR–00051 Declaration of Economic Injury U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 1. AGENCY: This is a notice of an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the State of Oregon, dated 09/06/2013. Incident: Multiple Fire Complexes. Incident Period: 07/26/2013 through 09/30/2013. Effective Date: 10/28/2013. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/06/2014. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of the Economic Injury declaration for the State of Oregon dated 09/06/2013 is hereby amended to establish the incident period for this disaster as beginning 07/26/2013 and continuing through 09/30/2013. All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. SUMMARY: (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59002) Dated: October 28, 2013. Jeanne Hulit, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–26039 Filed 10–31–13; 8:45 am] SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) Frm 00141 [Disaster Declaration #13752] 2.875 The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 13802B and for economic injury is 13803B PO 00000 SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BILLING CODE 8025–01–P For Physical Damage: Non-Profit Organizations With Credit Available Elsewhere ... Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... For Economic Injury: Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... BILLING CODE 8025–01–P 65745 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 E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 65746 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 212 / Friday, November 1, 2013 / Notices 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 December 31, 2013. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. 1. Request for Waiver of Special Veterans Benefits (SVB) Overpayment Recovery or Change in Repayment Rate—20 CFR 408.900–408.950–0960– 0698. Title VIII of the Social Security Act requires SSA to pay a monthly benefit to qualified World War II veterans who reside outside the United States. When an overpayment in this SVB occurs, the beneficiary can request a waiver of recovery of the overpayment or a change in the repayment rate. SSA uses the SSA–2032–BK to obtain the information necessary to establish whether the claimant meets the waiver of recovery provisions of the overpayment, and to determine the repayment rate if we do not waive repayment. Respondents are SVB beneficiaries who have overpayments on their Title VIII record and wish to file a claim for waiver of recovery or change in repayment rate. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–2032–BK ................................................................................................. 450 1 120 900 2. Benefit Offset National Demonstration—0960–0785. SSA is undertaking the Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND)—a demonstration and evaluation of policy changes and services on the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program—in an effort to produce strong evidence about the effectiveness of potential solutions that would improve the historically very low rate of return to work among SSDI beneficiaries. Under current law, Social Security beneficiaries lose their SSDI benefit if they have earnings or work activity above the threshold of Substantial Gainful Activity. The benefit-offset component of this demonstration reduces benefits by $1 for each $2 in earnings above the BOND threshold, resulting in a gradual reduction in benefits as earnings increase. The experimental design for BOND tests a benefit offset alone and in conjunction with enhanced work incentives counseling. The central research questions include: • What is the effect of the benefit offset alone on employment and other outcomes? • What is the effect of the benefit offset in combination with enhanced work incentives counseling on employment and other outcomes? The public survey data collections have four components—an impact study, a cost-benefit analysis, a participation analysis, and a process study. The data collections are a primary source for data to measure the effects of a more generous benefit offset and the provision of enhanced work incentives counseling on SSDI beneficiaries’ work efforts and earnings. Ultimately, these data will benefit Number of respondents emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Modality of completion Frequency of response researchers, policy analysts, policy makers and the United States Congress in a wide range of program areas. The effects of BOND on the well-being of SSDI beneficiaries could manifest themselves in many dimensions and could be relevant to an array of other public programs. This project offers the first opportunity to obtain reliable measures of these effects based upon a nationally representative sample. The long-term indirect benefits of this research are therefore likely to be substantial. Respondents are SSDI beneficiaries and concurrent SSDI beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income recipients who we randomly assign to the study (Stage 1), and SSDI beneficiaries who agree to participate in the study (Stage 2). Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of responses Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Participation Agreement ....................................................... Baseline Survey ................................................................... Stage 2, 12-month Interim Survey ....................................... Stage 1, 36-month Survey ................................................... Stage 2, 36-month Survey ................................................... Enhanced Work Incentives Assessment ............................. Key Informant Interviews ..................................................... Stage 2, Participant Focus Groups ..................................... Stage 1, First Contact Letter Survey ................................... 12,954 12,954 10,363 8,000 10,363 3,089 100 600 500 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 1 1 12,954 12,954 10,363 8,000 10,363 3,089 700 600 500 20 41 29 49 60 35 60 90 3 4,318 8,852 5,008 6,533 10,363 1,802 700 900 25 Totals ............................................................................ 89,923 ........................ 59,523 ........................ 38,501 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:40 Oct 31, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 212 / Friday, November 1, 2013 / Notices Dated: October 29, 2013. Faye Lipsky, Reports Clearance Director, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–26054 Filed 10–31–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Adoption: St. Tammany Parish, LA Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: FHWA is issuing this notice of intent to advise the public of its intent to adopt an existing Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in accordance with the Council on Environment Quality regulations, 40 CFR 1506.3. The final EIS was prepared and approved by the US Army of Engineers, New Orleans District for LA 3241, I–12 to Bush Highway in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The FEIS will be supplemented to include a noise analysis in accordance with 23 CFR part 772, a Section 4(f) evaluation in accordance with 23 CFR part 774, and an analysis of the effects resulting from a change in the location of the connection with LA 434. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl Highsmith, Project Delivery Team Leader, Louisiana Division, Federal Highway Administration, 5304 Flanders Drive, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 Telephone: 225.757.7615. See also the project Web site at http:// www.i12tobush.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), intends to adopt an approved Final EIS for the I– 12 to Bush Highway in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The EIS was prepared by the US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, as part of a Section 404 permit application number MVN–2005–00037. The NOI for the EIS appeared in the FR, Volume 73, Number 224, November 19, 2008. The project calls for the construction of a new fourlane highway connecting I–12 to Bush, Louisiana, in St. Tammany Parish. The preferred alternative is approximately 19.8 miles in length and begins at LA 434, north of the existing LA 434 interchange, and traverses in a northeasterly direction until encountering an abandoned rail corridor. It then follows the rail corridor terminating at the LA 21/LA 41 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:40 Oct 31, 2013 Jkt 232001 intersection near Bush, Louisiana. The EIS considered the social, environmental, and economic impacts of the project. The No-Action alternative and four roadway alternatives were evaluated and discussed in the draft and final EIS. The FHWA will prepare a noise study in accordance with 23 CFR part 772 and coordinate the Section 4(f) evaluation for the project in accordance with 40 CFR 1505.2. The public will be given an opportunity to comment on the proposed action prior to issuance of a ROD by FHWA. The public notice will be published in local newspapers and on the project Web site at www.i12tobush.com. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to the FHWA at the address provided above. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Research, Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Issued on: October 23, 2013. Charles W. Bolinger, Division Administrator, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. [FR Doc. 2013–26051 Filed 10–31–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2013–0048] Notice of Funding Availability for Accelerated Innovation Deployment Demonstration Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of funding availability; request for comments. AGENCY: This notice announces the availability of funding for Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration authorized within the Technology and Innovation Deployment Program (TIDP) under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21). This notice is addressed to organizations that are interested in applying and proposes selection criteria and application requirements for AID Demonstration funding. The FHWA requests comments on the content of this notice. The FHWA will take all comments into consideration and publish a final notice of funding availability. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65747 The FHWA will solicit grant applications through the governmentwide electronic grants Web site at http://www.grants.gov. DATES: All public comments must be received on or before November 22, 2013. Late-filed comments will be considered to the extent practicable. The FHWA plans to conduct outreach regarding the AID Demonstration in the form of a Webinar within 2 weeks of this notice being issued. Participants can pre-register online at: https:// connectdot.connectsolutions.com/tidp/ event/. Information on the Webinar date and time will be emailed to registered participants. The Webinar will be recorded and posted on FHWA’s Web site at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ accelerating/grants. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number FHWA– 2013–0048, by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: You must include the agency name and docket number FHWA–2013–0048 on your comments. All comments received will be posted, without change, to http// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Ewa Flom, Program Coordinator, Center for Accelerating Innovation, Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366–2169; or Ms. Seetha Srinivasan, Office of the Chief Counsel, Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366–4099. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. A TDD is available for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing at (202) 366–3993. In addition, the FHWA will regularly post answers to questions and requests for clarifications on FHWA’s Web site at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/accelerating/ grants. Applicants are encouraged to contact FHWA directly to receive information about AID Demonstration. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1

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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

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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 
December 31, 2013. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instruments by writing to the above email address.
    1. Request for Waiver of Special Veterans Benefits (SVB) 
Overpayment Recovery or Change in Repayment Rate--20 CFR 408.900-
408.950-0960-0698. Title VIII of the Social Security Act requires SSA 
to pay a monthly benefit to qualified World War II veterans who reside 
outside the United States. When an overpayment in this SVB occurs, the 
beneficiary can request a waiver of recovery of the overpayment or a 
change in the repayment rate. SSA uses the SSA-2032-BK to obtain the 
information necessary to establish whether the claimant meets the 
waiver of recovery provisions of the overpayment, and to determine the 
repayment rate if we do not waive repayment. Respondents are SVB 
beneficiaries who have overpayments on their Title VIII record and wish 
to file a claim for waiver of recovery or change in repayment rate.
    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-2032-BK.................................             450                1              120              900
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    2. Benefit Offset National Demonstration--0960-0785. SSA is 
undertaking the Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND)--a 
demonstration and evaluation of policy changes and services on the 
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program--in an effort to 
produce strong evidence about the effectiveness of potential solutions 
that would improve the historically very low rate of return to work 
among SSDI beneficiaries. Under current law, Social Security 
beneficiaries lose their SSDI benefit if they have earnings or work 
activity above the threshold of Substantial Gainful Activity. The 
benefit-offset component of this demonstration reduces benefits by $1 
for each $2 in earnings above the BOND threshold, resulting in a 
gradual reduction in benefits as earnings increase. The experimental 
design for BOND tests a benefit offset alone and in conjunction with 
enhanced work incentives counseling. The central research questions 
include:
     What is the effect of the benefit offset alone on 
employment and other outcomes?
     What is the effect of the benefit offset in combination 
with enhanced work incentives counseling on employment and other 
outcomes?
    The public survey data collections have four components--an impact 
study, a cost-benefit analysis, a participation analysis, and a process 
study. The data collections are a primary source for data to measure 
the effects of a more generous benefit offset and the provision of 
enhanced work incentives counseling on SSDI beneficiaries' work efforts 
and earnings. Ultimately, these data will benefit researchers, policy 
analysts, policy makers and the United States Congress in a wide range 
of program areas. The effects of BOND on the well-being of SSDI 
beneficiaries could manifest themselves in many dimensions and could be 
relevant to an array of other public programs. This project offers the 
first opportunity to obtain reliable measures of these effects based 
upon a nationally representative sample. The long-term indirect 
benefits of this research are therefore likely to be substantial. 
Respondents are SSDI beneficiaries and concurrent SSDI beneficiaries 
and Supplemental Security Income recipients who we randomly assign to 
the study (Stage 1), and SSDI beneficiaries who agree to participate in 
the study (Stage 2).
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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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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Participation Agreement.........          12,954               1          12,954              20           4,318
Baseline Survey.................          12,954               1          12,954              41           8,852
Stage 2, 12-month Interim Survey          10,363               1          10,363              29           5,008
Stage 1, 36-month Survey........           8,000               1           8,000              49           6,533
Stage 2, 36-month Survey........          10,363               1          10,363              60          10,363
Enhanced Work Incentives                   3,089               1           3,089              35           1,802
 Assessment.....................
Key Informant Interviews........             100               7             700              60             700
Stage 2, Participant Focus                   600               1             600              90             900
 Groups.........................
Stage 1, First Contact Letter                500               1             500               3              25
 Survey.........................
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    Totals......................          89,923  ..............          59,523  ..............          38,501
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    Dated: October 29, 2013.
Faye Lipsky,
Reports Clearance Director, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-26054 Filed 10-31-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4191-02-P