Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 5471-5472 [2014-01975]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 21 / Friday, January 31, 2014 / Notices the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. This notice is issued in Washington, DC on January 24, 2014. Denora Miller, FOIA/Privacy Act Officer, Management. [FR Doc. 2014–01945 Filed 1–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6051–01–P PEACE CORPS Information Collection Request: Submission for OMB Review Peace Corps. 60-day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Peace Corps will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 USC Chapter 35). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 1, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Denora Miller, FOIA/ Privacy Act Officer, Peace Corps, 1111 20th Street NW., Washington, DC 20526. Denora Miller can be contacted by telephone at 202–692–1236 or email at pcfr@mailto:ddunevant@peacecorps.gov peacecorps.gov. Email comments must be made in text and not in attachments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denora Miller at Peace Corps address above. SUMMARY: The Peace Corps and Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools need this information officially to enroll educators in the Correspondence Match program. The information is used to make suitable matches between the educators and currently serving Peace Corps Volunteers. Title: Correspondence Match Educator Online Enrollment Form. OMB Control Number: 0420–0540. Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Respondents Obligation to Reply: Voluntary. Burden to the Public: a. Estimated number of respondents: 10,000 b. Estimated average burden per response: 10 minutes c. Frequency of response: One time d. Annual reporting burden: 1667 e. Estimated annual cost to respondents: $0.00 General Description of Collection: The Correspondence Match Educator Enrollment Form is the first point of contact with the participating educator. It is Coverdell World Wise Schools’ fundamental source of information from educators interested in participating in the Correspondence Match program. The information is used to make a suitable match between the educator and a Peace Corps Volunteer serving overseas. The information will be collected continuously as teachers choose to enroll, or continue participation, in the Correspondence Match program. Request For Comment: Peace Corps invites comments on whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for proper performance of the functions of the Peace Corps, including whether the information will have practical use; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the information to be collected; and, ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. This notice is issued in Washington, DC on January 24, 2014. Denora Miller, FOIA/Privacy Act Officer, Management. [FR Doc. 2014–01946 Filed 1–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6051–01–P tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:34 Jan 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5471 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. Title and purpose of information collection: Self-Employment/Corporate Officer Work and Earnings Monitoring; OMB 3220–0202. Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides for the payment of disability annuities to qualified employees. Section 2 also provides that if the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) receives a report of an annuitant working for a railroad or earning more than prescribed dollar amounts from either nonrailroad employment or selfemployment, the annuity is no longer payable, or can be reduced, for the months worked. The regulations related to the nonpayment or reduction of the annuity by reason of work are prescribed in 20 CFR 220.160–164. Some activities claimed by the applicant as ‘‘self-employment’’ may actually be employment for someone else (e.g. training officer, consultant, salesman). 20 CFR 216.22 9 (c) states, for example, that an applicant is considered an employee, and not selfemployed, when acting as a corporate officer, since the corporation is the applicant’s employer. Whether the RRB classifies a particular activity as selfemployment or as work for an employer depends upon the circumstances in each case. The circumstances are prescribed in 20 CFR 216.21–216–23. Certain types of work may actually indicate an annuitant’s recovery from disability. Regulations related to an annuitant’s recovery form disability of work are prescribed in 20 CFR 220.17– 220–20. In addition, the RRB conducts continuing disability reviews, (also known as a CDR) to determine whether the annuitant continues to meet the disability requirements of the law. Payment of disability benefits and/or a beneficiary’s period of disability will end if medical evidence or other information shows that an annuitant is not disabled under the standards prescribed in Section 2 of the RRA. Continuing disability reviews are generally conducted if one or more of the following conditions are met: (1) the annuitant is scheduled for a routine periodic review, (2) the annuitant returns to work and successfully completes a trial work period, (3) substantial earnings are posted to the annuitant’s wage record, or (4) E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 5472 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 21 / Friday, January 31, 2014 / Notices information is received from the annuitant or a reliable source that the annuitant has recovered or returned to work. Provisions relating to when and how often the RRB conducts disability reviews are prescribed in 20 CFR 220.186. To enhance program integrity activities, the RRB utilizes Form G–252, Self-Employment/Corporate Officer Work and Earnings Monitoring. Form G–252 obtains information from a disability annuitant who claims to be self-employed or a corporate officer or who the RRB determines to be selfemployed or a corporate officer after a continuing disability review. The continuing disability review may be prompted by a report of work, return to railroad service, an allegation of a medical improvement or a routine disability review call-up. The information gathered is used to determine entitlement and/or continued entitlement to, and the amount of, the disability annuity, as prescribed in 20 CFR 220.176. Completion is required to retain benefits. One response is required of each respondent. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–252. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows] Annual responses Form number G–252 .......................................................................................................................................... Total ............................................................................................................................... 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. 2014–01975 Filed 1–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–71407; File Nos. SR– FINRA–2013–031] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.; Order Approving the Proposed Rule Change Relating to Participation on the Alternative Display Facility January 27, 2014. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Introduction On July 18, 2013, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (‘‘FINRA’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a 1 15 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:23 Jan 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 proposed rule change to amend FINRA Rules 6271 and 6272 regarding the requirements for members seeking registration as FINRA Alternative Display Facility (‘‘ADF’’) Market Participants (the ‘‘Proposal’’). The Proposal was published for comment in the Federal Register on August 1, 2013.3 The Commission received three comment letters on the Proposal.4 FINRA responded to each of the three comment letters individually.5 On September 10, 2013, the Commission extended the time period in which to either approve, disapprove, or to institute proceedings to determine whether to approve or disapprove the Proposal, to October 30, 2013.6 On October 30, 2013, the Commission instituted proceedings to determine whether to approve or disapprove the 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 70048 (July 26, 2013), 78 FR 46652 (‘‘Notice’’). 4 See Letter to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Commission, from David Harris, Chairman and CEO, National Stock Exchange, Inc., dated September 9, 2013 (‘‘NSX Letter’’), letter to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Commission, from David Harris, Chairman and CEO, National Stock Exchange, Inc., dated November 26, 2013 (‘‘NSX Letter II’’), and letter to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Commission, from Janet McGinness, Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary, General Counsel, NYSE Markets, dated January 7, 2014 (‘‘NYSE Letter’’). 5 See Letter to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Commission, from Stephanie M. Dumont, Senior Vice President and Director of Capital Markets Policy, FINRA, dated October 25, 2013 (‘‘FINRA Response’’); Letter to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Commission, from Stephanie M. Dumont, Senior Vice President and Director of Capital Markets Policy, FINRA, dated December 11, 2013 (‘‘FINRA Response II’’); and letter to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Commission, from Stephanie M. Dumont, Senior Vice President and Director of Capital Markets Policy, FINRA, dated January 23, 2014 (‘‘FINRA Response III’’). 6 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 70358, 78 FR 56967 (September 16, 2013) (SR–FINRA– 2013–031). PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Time (minutes) 100 100 Burden (hours) 20 33 33 Proposal.7 This order approves the proposed rule change. II. Background Current ADF Registration Requirements The ADF is a quotation collection and trade reporting facility. According to FINRA, the ADF provides (1) ADF market participants (i.e., ADF-registered market makers (‘‘ADF Market Makers’’) or electronic communications networks (‘‘ECNs’’ and, with ‘‘ADF Market Makers’’, ‘‘ADF Market Participants’’)) with the ability to post quotations or display orders in NMS stocks and (2) all member firms that participate in the ADF the ability to view quotations and report transactions in NMS stocks to the Securities Information Processors (‘‘SIPs’’) for consolidation and dissemination of data to vendors and ADF Market Participants.8 FINRA states that the ADF is also designed to deliver real-time data to FINRA for regulatory purposes, including enforcement of 7 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 70776, 78 FR 66405 (November 5, 2013) (SR–FINRA–2013– 031). 8 See Notice, 78 FR at 46652. The ADF was initially approved by the Commission on July, 24, 2002, in connection with the SEC’s approval of SuperMontage and Nasdaq’s registration as a national securities exchange. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 46249 (July 24, 2002), 67 FR 49822 (July 31, 2002); see also NASD Notice to Members 02–45 (August 2002). At that time, the ADF was approved for Nasdaq-listed securities for a nine-month pilot period to provide FINRA members with an alternative to the Nasdaq systems for reporting quotations and transactions in Nasdaq UTP Plan securities. On September 28, 2006, the SEC approved amendments to extend the ADF’s functionality to all NMS stocks. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 54537 (September 28, 2006), 71 FR 59173 (October 6, 2006); see also NASD Notice to Members 06–67 (November 2006). The ADF was approved on a permanent basis for NMS stocks on January 26, 2007. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 55181 (January 26, 2007), 72 FR 5093 (February 2, 2007). 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 21 (Friday, January 31, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5471-5472]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01975]


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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.
    Title and purpose of information collection: Self-Employment/
Corporate Officer Work and Earnings Monitoring; OMB 3220-0202.
    Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides for the 
payment of disability annuities to qualified employees. Section 2 also 
provides that if the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) receives a report 
of an annuitant working for a railroad or earning more than prescribed 
dollar amounts from either nonrailroad employment or self-employment, 
the annuity is no longer payable, or can be reduced, for the months 
worked. The regulations related to the nonpayment or reduction of the 
annuity by reason of work are prescribed in 20 CFR 220.160-164.
    Some activities claimed by the applicant as ``self-employment'' may 
actually be employment for someone else (e.g. training officer, 
consultant, salesman). 20 CFR 216.22 9 (c) states, for example, that an 
applicant is considered an employee, and not self-employed, when acting 
as a corporate officer, since the corporation is the applicant's 
employer. Whether the RRB classifies a particular activity as self-
employment or as work for an employer depends upon the circumstances in 
each case. The circumstances are prescribed in 20 CFR 216.21-216-23.
    Certain types of work may actually indicate an annuitant's recovery 
from disability. Regulations related to an annuitant's recovery form 
disability of work are prescribed in 20 CFR 220.17-220-20.
    In addition, the RRB conducts continuing disability reviews, (also 
known as a CDR) to determine whether the annuitant continues to meet 
the disability requirements of the law. Payment of disability benefits 
and/or a beneficiary's period of disability will end if medical 
evidence or other information shows that an annuitant is not disabled 
under the standards prescribed in Section 2 of the RRA. Continuing 
disability reviews are generally conducted if one or more of the 
following conditions are met: (1) the annuitant is scheduled for a 
routine periodic review, (2) the annuitant returns to work and 
successfully completes a trial work period, (3) substantial earnings 
are posted to the annuitant's wage record, or (4)

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information is received from the annuitant or a reliable source that 
the annuitant has recovered or returned to work. Provisions relating to 
when and how often the RRB conducts disability reviews are prescribed 
in 20 CFR 220.186.
    To enhance program integrity activities, the RRB utilizes Form G-
252, Self-Employment/Corporate Officer Work and Earnings Monitoring. 
Form G-252 obtains information from a disability annuitant who claims 
to be self-employed or a corporate officer or who the RRB determines to 
be self-employed or a corporate officer after a continuing disability 
review. The continuing disability review may be prompted by a report of 
work, return to railroad service, an allegation of a medical 
improvement or a routine disability review call-up. The information 
gathered is used to determine entitlement and/or continued entitlement 
to, and the amount of, the disability annuity, as prescribed in 20 CFR 
220.176. Completion is required to retain benefits. One response is 
required of each respondent. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-252.

                                      Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
                             [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows]
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                                                                      Annual           Time           Burden
                           Form number                               responses       (minutes)        (hours)
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G-252...........................................................             100              20              33
        Total...................................................             100  ..............              33
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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. 2014-01975 Filed 1-30-14; 8:45 am]
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