Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 5015-5017 [2014-01827]

Download as PDF 5015 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 20 / Thursday, January 30, 2014 / Notices 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 Modality of completion 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 Totals ............................................................................ Number of responses 89,923 Dated: January 27, 2014. Faye Lipsky, Reports Clearance Director, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–01828 Filed 1–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:24 Jan 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 1 1 59,523 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, OLCA, Attn: Reports Clearance Director, 3100 West High Rise, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235, Fax: 410–966– 2830, Email address: OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov. I. 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 March 31, 2014. Individuals can obtain copies of PO 00000 Frm 00152 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12,954 12,954 10,363 8,000 10,363 3,089 700 600 500 Average burden per response (minutes) 20 41 29 49 60 35 60 90 3 Estimated total annual burden (hours) 4,318 8,852 5,009 6,533 10,363 1,802 700 900 25 38,502 the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. 1. Questionnaire About Employment or Self-Employment Outside the United States—20 CFR 404.401(b)(1), 404.415 & 404.417—0960–0050. When a Social Security beneficiary or claimant reports work outside the United States, SSA uses Form SSA–7163 to determine if foreign work deductions are applicable. Specifically, SSA uses Form SSA–7163 to determine: (1) Whether work performed by beneficiaries outside the United States is cause for deductions from their monthly benefits; (2) which of two work tests (foreign or regular test) is applicable; and (3) the number of months, if any, for SSA-imposed deductions. As the respondents are beneficiaries living and working outside the United States, SSA must determine whether the annual earnings test applies to all earnings from work covered by the Social Security Act (Act), including earnings from covered work performed outside the United States. However, because of the differences in foreign currency values, it is administratively E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1 5016 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 20 / Thursday, January 30, 2014 / Notices impractical to apply this test to earnings from non-covered work performed outside the United States and base it on United States dollars. Accordingly, the 45-hour work test provides for deductions from the benefits of employees under full retirement age who engage in non-covered remunerative activity for more than 45 hours in a calendar month. SSA asks beneficiaries working outside the United States to complete this form annually or every other year (depending on the country of residence). Respondents for this collection are beneficiaries or claimants for Social Security benefits who are engaged in work outside the United States. 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–7163 ........................................................................................................ 20,000 1 12 4,000 2. Statement of Death by Funeral Director—20 CFR 404.715 and 404.720—0960–0142. When an SSAinsured worker dies, the funeral director or funeral home responsible for the worker’s burial or cremation completes Form SSA–721 and sends it to SSA. SSA uses this information for three purposes: (1) To establish proof of death for the insured worker; (2) to determine if the insured individual was receiving any pre-death benefits SSA needs to terminate; and (3) to ascertain which surviving family member is eligible for Number of respondents Modality of completion SSA–721 .......................................................................................................... II. SSA submitted the information collections below to OMB for clearance. Your comments regarding the information collections would be most useful if OMB and SSA receive them 30 days from the date of this publication. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than March 3, 2014. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB clearance packages the lump-sum death payment or for other death benefits. The respondents are funeral directors who handled death arrangements for the insured individuals. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Frequency of response 319,811 by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ ssa.gov. 1. Statement of Agricultural Employer (Year Prior to 1988; and 1988 and later)—20 CFR 404.702, 404.802, 404.1056—0960–0036. If agricultural workers believe their employers (1) did not report their wages or (2) reported incorrect wage amounts, SSA will assist them in resolving this issue. Average burden per response (minutes) 1 Estimated total annual burden (hours) 4 21,321 Specifically, SSA will send Forms SSA– 1002–F3 or SSA–1003–F3 to the agricultural employers to collect evidence of wages paid. The respondents are agricultural employers whose workers request wage verification or correction for their earnings records. 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–1002 ........................................................................................................ SSA–1003 ........................................................................................................ 7,500 25,000 1 1 30 30 3,750 12,500 Total .......................................................................................................... 32,500 ........................ ........................ 16,250 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 2. 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 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:24 Jan 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00153 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 20 / Thursday, January 30, 2014 / Notices Dated: January 27, 2014. Faye Lipsky, Reports Clearance Director, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–01827 Filed 1–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA–2014–0003] Public Availability of Social Security Administration Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Service Contract Inventory Social Security Administration. Notice of Public Availability of FY 2013 Service Contract Inventories. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–117), we are publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2013 Service Contract inventory. This inventory provides information on FY 2013 service contract actions over $25,000. We organized the information by function to show how we distribute contracted resources throughout the agency. We developed the inventory in accordance with guidance issued on November 5, 2010 by the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). OFPP’s guidance is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ sites/default/files/omb/procurement/ memo/service-contract-inventoriesguidance-11052010.pdf. You can access the inventory and summary of the inventory on our homepage at the following link: http:// www.socialsecurity.gov/sci. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Ploss, Office of Budget, Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401. Phone (410) 965–4688, email Mark.Ploss@SSA.gov. SUMMARY: Dated: January 27, 2014. Michelle King, Deputy Associate Commissioner, Office of Budget, Office of Budget, Finance, Quality, and Management. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8613] Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Goya and the Altamira Family’’ Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:24 Jan 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 included in the exhibition ‘‘The Magna Carta,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX, from on or about February 14, 2014, until on or about August 17, 2014, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6467). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. Dated: January 23, 2014. Kelly Keiderling, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Robert Heinecken: Object Matter’’ Exhibition [FR Doc. 2014–01887 Filed 1–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8614] Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SUMMARY: the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Goya and the Altamira Family,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about April 22, 2014, until on or about August 3, 2014, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the exhibit object, contact Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6467). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘The Magna Carta’’ Exhibition [FR Doc. 2014–01852 Filed 1–29–14; 8:45 am] 5017 PO 00000 Frm 00154 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: January 23, 2014. Kelly Keiderling, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–01885 Filed 1–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8615] Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Robert Heinecken: Object Matter,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, from on or about March 15, 2014, until on or about June 22, 2014; the Armand Hammer SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 20 (Thursday, January 30, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5015-5017]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01827]


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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and 
Comment 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, OLCA, Attn: Reports Clearance Director, 
3100 West High Rise, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235, Fax: 
410-966-2830, Email address: OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov.

    I. 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 
March 31, 2014. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instruments by writing to the above email address.
    1. Questionnaire About Employment or Self-Employment Outside the 
United States--20 CFR 404.401(b)(1), 404.415 & 404.417--0960-0050. When 
a Social Security beneficiary or claimant reports work outside the 
United States, SSA uses Form SSA-7163 to determine if foreign work 
deductions are applicable. Specifically, SSA uses Form SSA-7163 to 
determine: (1) Whether work performed by beneficiaries outside the 
United States is cause for deductions from their monthly benefits; (2) 
which of two work tests (foreign or regular test) is applicable; and 
(3) the number of months, if any, for SSA-imposed deductions. As the 
respondents are beneficiaries living and working outside the United 
States, SSA must determine whether the annual earnings test applies to 
all earnings from work covered by the Social Security Act (Act), 
including earnings from covered work performed outside the United 
States. However, because of the differences in foreign currency values, 
it is administratively

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impractical to apply this test to earnings from non-covered work 
performed outside the United States and base it on United States 
dollars. Accordingly, the 45-hour work test provides for deductions 
from the benefits of employees under full retirement age who engage in 
non-covered remunerative activity for more than 45 hours in a calendar 
month. SSA asks beneficiaries working outside the United States to 
complete this form annually or every other year (depending on the 
country of residence).
    Respondents for this collection are beneficiaries or claimants for 
Social Security benefits who are engaged in work outside the United 
States.
    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-7163....................................          20,000                1               12            4,000
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    2. Statement of Death by Funeral Director--20 CFR 404.715 and 
404.720--0960-0142. When an SSA-insured worker dies, the funeral 
director or funeral home responsible for the worker's burial or 
cremation completes Form SSA-721 and sends it to SSA. SSA uses this 
information for three purposes: (1) To establish proof of death for the 
insured worker; (2) to determine if the insured individual was 
receiving any pre-death benefits SSA needs to terminate; and (3) to 
ascertain which surviving family member is eligible for the lump-sum 
death payment or for other death benefits. The respondents are funeral 
directors who handled death arrangements for the insured individuals.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per       Estimated
             Modality of completion                 respondents      response        response      total annual
                                                                                     (minutes)    burden (hours)
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SSA-721.........................................         319,811               1               4          21,321
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    II. SSA submitted the information collections below to OMB for 
clearance. Your comments regarding the information collections would be 
most useful if OMB and SSA receive them 30 days from the date of this 
publication. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them 
no later than March 3, 2014. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB 
clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov.
    1. Statement of Agricultural Employer (Year Prior to 1988; and 1988 
and later)--20 CFR 404.702, 404.802, 404.1056--0960-0036. If 
agricultural workers believe their employers (1) did not report their 
wages or (2) reported incorrect wage amounts, SSA will assist them in 
resolving this issue. Specifically, SSA will send Forms SSA-1002-F3 or 
SSA-1003-F3 to the agricultural employers to collect evidence of wages 
paid. The respondents are agricultural employers whose workers request 
wage verification or correction for their earnings records.
    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-1002....................................           7,500                1               30            3,750
SSA-1003....................................          25,000                1               30           12,500
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    Total...................................          32,500   ...............  ...............          16,250
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    2. 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 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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    Dated: January 27, 2014.
Faye Lipsky,
Reports Clearance Director, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-01827 Filed 1-29-14; 8:45 am]
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