Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 66786-66788 [2013-26538]

Download as PDF 66786 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 6, 2013 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES a combined license (COL) application from Luminant Generation Company, LLC. (Luminant). ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2008–0594 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may access publicly-available information related to this document using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2008–0594. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/adams.html. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following party has filed applications for COLs with the NRC, pursuant to Section 103 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 52, ‘‘Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants:’’ 1. On September 19, 2008, Luminant submitted an application for COLs for two United States-Advanced Pressurized Water Reactors designated as Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Units 3 and 4, in Somervell County, Texas. This COL application is currently under review by the NRC staff. An applicant may seek a COL in accordance with Subpart C of 10 CFR Part 52. The information submitted by the applicant includes certain administrative information, such as financial qualifications submitted pursuant to 10 CFR 52.77, as well as technical information submitted pursuant to 10 CFR 52.79. These notices are being provided in accordance with the requirements in 10 CFR 50.43(a)(3). Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th day of October 2013. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Jennifer Dixon-Herrity, Chief Licensing Branch 2, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. 2013–26535 Filed 11–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–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. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Placement Service; OMB 3220–0057. Section 12(i) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), authorizes the RRB to establish, maintain, and operate free employment offices to provide claimants for unemployment benefits with job placement opportunities. Section 704(d) of the Regional Railroad Reorganization Act of 1973, as amended, and as extended by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, required the RRB to maintain and distribute a list of railroad job vacancies, by class and craft, based on information furnished by rail carriers to the RRB. Although the requirement under the law expired effective August 13, 1987, the RRB has continued to obtain this information in keeping with its employment service responsibilities under Section 12(k) of the RUIA. Application procedures for the job placement program are prescribed in 20 CFR part 325. The procedures pertaining to the RRB’s obtaining and distributing job vacancy reports furnished by rail carriers are described in 20 CFR 346.1. The RRB currently utilizes four forms to obtain information needed to carry out its job placement responsibilities. Form ES–2, Central Register Notification, is used by the RRB to obtain information needed to update a computerized central register of separated and furloughed railroad employees available for employment in the railroad industry. Forms ES–21, Referral to State Employment Service, and ES–21c, Report of State Employment Service Office, are used by the RRB to provide placement assistance for unemployed railroad employees through arrangements with State Employment Service offices. Form UI– 35, Field Office Record of Claimant Interview, is used primarily by RRB field office staff to conduct in-person interviews of claimants for unemployment benefits. Completion of these forms is required to obtain or maintain a benefit. In addition, the RRB also collects Railroad Job Vacancies information received voluntarily from railroad employers. No changes are proposed to any of the data collection instruments associated with the information collection. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows] Annual responses Form No. ES–2 ................................................................................................................................ ES–21 .............................................................................................................................. ES–21c ............................................................................................................................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Nov 05, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Time (minutes) 7,500 3,500 1,250 E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM .25 .68 1.50 06NON1 Burden (hours) 31 40 31 66787 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 6, 2013 / Notices ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN—Continued [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows] Annual responses Form No. Time (minutes) Burden (hours) *UI–35 in person .............................................................................................................. *UI–35 by mail ................................................................................................................. Job Vacancies ................................................................................................................. 9,000 1,000 750 7.00 10.50 10.00 1,050 175 125 Total .......................................................................................................................... 23,000 ............................ 1,452 2. Title and purpose of information collection: Withholding Certificate for Railroad Retirement Monthly Annuity Payments; OMB 3220–0149. The Internal Revenue Code requires that all payers of tax liable private pensions to U.S. citizens or residents: (1) Notify each recipient at least concurrent with initial withholding that the payer is, in fact, withholding benefits for tax liability and that the recipient has the option of electing not to have the payer withhold, or to withhold at a specific rate; (2) withhold benefits for tax purposes (in the absence of the recipient’s election not to withhold benefits); and (3) notify all beneficiaries, at least annually, that they have the option to change their withholding status or elect not to have benefits withheld. The RRB provides Form RRB–W4P, Withholding Certificate for Railroad Retirement Payments, to its annuitants to exercise their withholding options. Completion of the form is required to obtain or retain a benefit. One response is requested of each respondent. No changes are proposed to Form RRB W–4P. The RRB estimates that 25,000 annuitants utilize Form RRB W–4P annually. The completion time for Form RRB W–4P varies depending on individual circumstances. The estimated average completion time for Form RRB W–4P is 39 minutes for recordkeeping, 24 minutes for learning about the law or the form, and 59 minutes for preparing the form. 3. Title and purpose of information collection: Investigation of Claim for Possible Days of Employment; OMB 3220–0196. 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 the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) regulation 20 CFR 322.4(a), a claimant’s certification or statement on an RRBprovided 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 for any day claimed is 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, investigation shall be made with a view to obtaining information sufficient for a finding. Form ID–5S (SUP), Report of Cases for Which All Days Were Claimed During a Month Credited Per an Adjustment Report, collects information about compensation credited to an employee during a period when the employee claimed either unemployment or sickness benefits from a railroad employer. The request is generated as a result of a computer match that compares data which is maintained in the RRB’s RUIA Benefit Payment file with data maintained in the RRB’s records of service. The ID–5S (SUP) is generated annually when the computer match indicates that an employee of the railroad employer was paid unemployment or sickness benefits for every day in one or more months for which creditable compensation was adjusted at the request of their railroad employer on RRB Form BA–4 (OMB Approved 3220–0008). The computer-generated Form ID–5S (SUP) includes pertinent identifying information, the BA–4 adjustment process date, and the claimed months in question. Space is provided on the report for the employer’s use in supplying the information requested in the computer-generated transmittal letter, Form ID–5S, Railroad Compensation Adjustment Discrepancy Report, which accompanies the report. Completion time is estimated at 10 minutes. One response is requested of each respondent. The RRB proposes no changes to Form ID–5S(SUP). ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows] Annual responses Form No. Time (minutes) Burden (hours) 55 10 9 Total .......................................................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ID–5S (SUP) .................................................................................................................... 55 ............................ 9 4. Title and purpose of information collection: Designation of Contact Officials; 3220–0200. Coordination between railroad employers and the RRB is essential to properly administer the payment of benefits under the Railroad Retirement VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Nov 05, 2013 Jkt 232001 Act (RRA) and the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA). In order to enhance timely coordination activity, the RRB utilizes Form G–117a, Designation of Contact Officials. Form G–117a is used by railroad employers to designate employees who are to act as PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 point of contact with the RRB on a variety of RRA and RUIA-related matters. Completion is voluntary. One response is requested from each respondent. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–117a. E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1 66788 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 6, 2013 / Notices ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows] Annual responses Form No. Time (minutes) Burden (hours) G–117a ............................................................................................................................ 100 15 25 Total .......................................................................................................................... 100 ............................ 25 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. 2013–26538 Filed 11–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–70793; File No. S7–24–89] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Joint Industry Plan; Order Approving Amendment No. 30 to the Joint SelfRegulatory Organization Plan Governing the Collection, Consolidation and Dissemination of Quotation and Transaction Information for Nasdaq-Listed Securities Traded on Exchanges on an Unlisted Trading Privileges Basis Submitted by the BATS Exchange, Inc., BATS YExchange, Inc., Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated, Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc., EDGA Exchange, Inc., EDGX Exchange, Inc., Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc., International Securities Exchange LLC, NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc., NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC, Nasdaq Stock Market LLC, National Stock Exchange, Inc., New York Stock Exchange LLC, NYSE MKT LLC, and NYSE Arca, Inc. October 31, 2013. I. Introduction On September 9, 2013, the operating committee (‘‘Operating Committee’’ or ‘‘Committee’’) 1 of the Joint Self1 The Plan Participants (collectively, ‘‘Participants’’) are the: BATS Exchange, Inc.; BATS VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Nov 05, 2013 Jkt 232001 Regulatory Organization Plan Governing the Collection, Consolidation, and Dissemination of Quotation and Transaction Information for NasdaqListed Securities Traded on Exchanges on an Unlisted Trading Privilege Basis (‘‘Nasdaq/UTP Plan’’ or ‘‘Plan’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) pursuant to Section 11A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),2 and Rule 608 thereunder,3 a proposal to amend the Plan.4 The proposal represents Amendment No. 30 to the Plan (‘‘Amendment’’) and reflects changes unanimously adopted by the Participants.5 The Amendment was published for comment in the Federal Register on September 23, 2013.6 No comment letters were received in response to the Notice. The Amendment would require that odd-lot transactions be reported to the consolidated tape. The Plan was amended to remove oddY-Exchange, Inc.; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; EDGA Exchange, Inc.; EDGX Exchange, Inc.; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.; International Securities Exchange LLC; NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc.; NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC; Nasdaq Stock Market LLC; National Stock Exchange, Inc.; New York Stock Exchange LLC; NYSE MKT LLC; and NYSE Arca, Inc. Each participant executed the proposed amendment. 2 15 U.S.C. 78k–1. 3 17 CFR 242.608. 4 The Plan governs the collection, processing, and dissemination on a consolidated basis of quotation information and transaction reports in Eligible Securities for each of its Participants. This consolidated information informs investors of the current quotation and recent trade prices of Nasdaq securities. It enables investors to ascertain from one data source the current prices in all the markets trading Nasdaq securities. The Plan serves as the required transaction reporting plan for its Participants, which is a prerequisite for their trading Eligible Securities. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 55647 (April 19, 2007), 72 FR 20891 (April 26, 2007). 5 The proposal was originally designated as Amendment No. 31. See Letter from Thomas P. Knorring, Chairman, Nasdaq/UTP Plan Operating Committee to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Commission, dated September 9, 2013. On September 17, 2013, the Participants filed a letter to re-designate the proposal as Amendment No. 30 and to correct a marking error in the Plan language. See Letter from Thomas P. Knorring, Chairman, Nasdaq/UTP Plan Operating Committee to Katherine A. England, Assistant Director, Division of Trading and Markets, Commission, dated September 17, 2013. 6 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 70429 (September 17, 2013), 78 FR 58352 (‘‘Notice’’). PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 lots from the list of transactions that are not to be reported for inclusion on the consolidated tape. This order approves the Amendment to the Plan. II. Description of the Proposal Currently, Section XIII(B) (Transaction Reports) of the Nasdaq/ UTP Plan provides that ‘‘Each Participant shall, during the time it is open for trading, be responsible promptly to collect and transmit to the Processor Transaction Reports in Eligible Securities executed in its Market by means prescribed herein.’’ However, that section also provides a list of transactions that ‘‘are not to be reported for inclusion on the consolidated tape.’’ That list includes odd-lot transactions. According to the Participants, ‘‘because odd-lot transactions account for a not insignificant percentage of trading volume, the Participants have determined that including odd-lot transactions on the consolidated tape of Nasdaq/UTP last sale prices would add post-trade transparency to the marketplace.’’ 7 Accordingly, the Amendment proposes to add odd-lot transactions to the consolidated tape by removing them from Section XIII(B)’s list of transactions that are not to be reported for inclusion on the consolidated tape. Due to the lack of economic significance of many individual odd-lot orders, the Participants did not propose to include odd-lot transactions in calculations of last sale prices. Therefore, odd-lot transactions would not be included in calculations of high and low prices and would not be subject to the Limit Up-Limit Down Plan 8 (i.e., the National Market System Plan to Address Extraordinary Market Volatility). Moreover, including odd-lot transactions on the consolidated tape would not trigger short sale restrictions or trading halts. However, odd-lot transactions would be included in calculations of daily consolidated volume. 7 Id. at 58362. Securities Exchange Act Release No. 67091, 77 FR 33498 (June 6, 2012) (File No. 4–631) (the Limit Up-Limit Down Plan, as originally approved). 8 See E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 215 (Wednesday, November 6, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66786-66788]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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: Placement Service; 
OMB 3220-0057.
    Section 12(i) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), 
authorizes the RRB to establish, maintain, and operate free employment 
offices to provide claimants for unemployment benefits with job 
placement opportunities. Section 704(d) of the Regional Railroad 
Reorganization Act of 1973, as amended, and as extended by the 
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, required the 
RRB to maintain and distribute a list of railroad job vacancies, by 
class and craft, based on information furnished by rail carriers to the 
RRB. Although the requirement under the law expired effective August 
13, 1987, the RRB has continued to obtain this information in keeping 
with its employment service responsibilities under Section 12(k) of the 
RUIA. Application procedures for the job placement program are 
prescribed in 20 CFR part 325. The procedures pertaining to the RRB's 
obtaining and distributing job vacancy reports furnished by rail 
carriers are described in 20 CFR 346.1.
    The RRB currently utilizes four forms to obtain information needed 
to carry out its job placement responsibilities. Form ES-2, Central 
Register Notification, is used by the RRB to obtain information needed 
to update a computerized central register of separated and furloughed 
railroad employees available for employment in the railroad industry. 
Forms ES-21, Referral to State Employment Service, and ES-21c, Report 
of State Employment Service Office, are used by the RRB to provide 
placement assistance for unemployed railroad employees through 
arrangements with State Employment Service offices. Form UI-35, Field 
Office Record of Claimant Interview, is used primarily by RRB field 
office staff to conduct in-person interviews of claimants for 
unemployment benefits. Completion of these forms is required to obtain 
or maintain a benefit. In addition, the RRB also collects Railroad Job 
Vacancies information received voluntarily from railroad employers. No 
changes are proposed to any of the data collection instruments 
associated with the information collection.

                                      Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
                             [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows]
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                                                                 Annual
                         Form No.                               responses      Time  (minutes)   Burden  (hours)
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ES-2......................................................             7,500               .25                31
ES-21.....................................................             3,500               .68                40
ES-21c....................................................             1,250              1.50                31

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*UI-35 in person..........................................             9,000              7.00             1,050
*UI-35 by mail............................................             1,000             10.50               175
Job Vacancies.............................................               750             10.00               125
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
    Total.................................................            23,000  ................             1,452
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    2. Title and purpose of information collection: Withholding 
Certificate for Railroad Retirement Monthly Annuity Payments; OMB 3220-
0149.
    The Internal Revenue Code requires that all payers of tax liable 
private pensions to U.S. citizens or residents: (1) Notify each 
recipient at least concurrent with initial withholding that the payer 
is, in fact, withholding benefits for tax liability and that the 
recipient has the option of electing not to have the payer withhold, or 
to withhold at a specific rate; (2) withhold benefits for tax purposes 
(in the absence of the recipient's election not to withhold benefits); 
and (3) notify all beneficiaries, at least annually, that they have the 
option to change their withholding status or elect not to have benefits 
withheld.
    The RRB provides Form RRB-W4P, Withholding Certificate for Railroad 
Retirement Payments, to its annuitants to exercise their withholding 
options. Completion of the form is required to obtain or retain a 
benefit. One response is requested of each respondent. No changes are 
proposed to Form RRB W-4P.
    The RRB estimates that 25,000 annuitants utilize Form RRB W-4P 
annually. The completion time for Form RRB W-4P varies depending on 
individual circumstances. The estimated average completion time for 
Form RRB W-4P is 39 minutes for recordkeeping, 24 minutes for learning 
about the law or the form, and 59 minutes for preparing the form.
    3. Title and purpose of information collection: Investigation of 
Claim for Possible Days of Employment; OMB 3220-0196.
    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 the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) 
regulation 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 for any day claimed is 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, 
investigation shall be made with a view to obtaining information 
sufficient for a finding.
    Form ID-5S (SUP), Report of Cases for Which All Days Were Claimed 
During a Month Credited Per an Adjustment Report, collects information 
about compensation credited to an employee during a period when the 
employee claimed either unemployment or sickness benefits from a 
railroad employer. The request is generated as a result of a computer 
match that compares data which is maintained in the RRB's RUIA Benefit 
Payment file with data maintained in the RRB's records of service. The 
ID-5S (SUP) is generated annually when the computer match indicates 
that an employee of the railroad employer was paid unemployment or 
sickness benefits for every day in one or more months for which 
creditable compensation was adjusted at the request of their railroad 
employer on RRB Form BA-4 (OMB Approved 3220-0008).
    The computer-generated Form ID-5S (SUP) includes pertinent 
identifying information, the BA-4 adjustment process date, and the 
claimed months in question. Space is provided on the report for the 
employer's use in supplying the information requested in the computer-
generated transmittal letter, Form ID-5S, Railroad Compensation 
Adjustment Discrepancy Report, which accompanies the report. Completion 
time is estimated at 10 minutes. One response is requested of each 
respondent. The RRB proposes no changes to Form ID-5S(SUP).



                                      Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
                             [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows]
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                                                                 Annual
                         Form No.                               responses      Time  (minutes)   Burden  (hours)
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ID-5S (SUP)...............................................                55                10                 9
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
    Total.................................................                55  ................                 9
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    4. Title and purpose of information collection: Designation of 
Contact Officials; 3220-0200.
    Coordination between railroad employers and the RRB is essential to 
properly administer the payment of benefits under the Railroad 
Retirement Act (RRA) and the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act 
(RUIA). In order to enhance timely coordination activity, the RRB 
utilizes Form G-117a, Designation of Contact Officials. Form G-117a is 
used by railroad employers to designate employees who are to act as 
point of contact with the RRB on a variety of RRA and RUIA-related 
matters.
    Completion is voluntary. One response is requested from each 
respondent. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-117a.

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                                      Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
                             [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows]
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                                                                 Annual
                         Form No.                               responses      Time  (minutes)   Burden  (hours)
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G-117a....................................................               100                15                25
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
    Total.................................................               100  ................                25
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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. 2013-26538 Filed 11-5-13; 8:45 am]
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