Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 7227-7229 [2014-02558]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2014 / Notices RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments Summary: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding 4 Information Collection Requests (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collections of information to determine (1) the practical utility of the collections; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collections; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of the publication date. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Placement Service; OMB 3220–0057. Section 12(i) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), authorizes the Railroad Retirement Board (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, Supplemental Information for Central Register, 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. Form 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. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (78 FR 66786 on November 6, 2013) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Placement Service. OMB Control Number: 3220–0057. Form(s) submitted: ES–2, ES–21, ES– 21c, UI–35 and Job Vacancies Report. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Private Sector; Businesses or other for-profits. Abstract: Under the RUIA, the Railroad Retirement Board provides job placement assistance for unemployed railroad workers. The collection obtains information from job applicants, railroad employers, and State Employment Service offices for use in placement, for providing referrals for job openings, reports of referral results and for verifying and monitoring claimant eligibility. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no revisions to the forms in the collection. The Burden Estimate for the ICR is as Follows: Annual responses Form No. 7227 Time (minutes) Burden (hours) 7,500 3,500 1,250 9,000 1,000 750 0.25 0.68 1.50 7.00 10.50 10.00 31 40 31 1,050 175 125 TOTAL ................................................................................................................ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ES–2 .......................................................................................................................... ES–21 ........................................................................................................................ ES–21c ...................................................................................................................... UI–35 (in-person) ....................................................................................................... UI–35 (by mail) .......................................................................................................... Railroad Job Vacancies Report ................................................................................. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:18 Feb 05, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 obtain or retain a benefit. One response is requested of each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (78 FR 66787 on November 6, 2013) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Withholding Certificate for Railroad Retirement Monthly Annuity Payments. E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 7228 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2014 / Notices OMB Control Number: 3220–0149. Form(s) submitted: RRB W–4P. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: Under Public Law 98–76, railroad retirement beneficiaries’ Tier II, dual vested and supplemental benefits are subject to income tax under private pension rules. Under Public Law 99– 514, the non-social security equivalent benefit portion of Tier I is also taxable under private pension rules. The collection obtains the information needed by the Railroad Retirement Board to implement the income tax withholding provisions. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form RRB W–4P. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated annual number of respondents: 25,000. Total annual responses: 25,000. Total annual reporting hours: 1. 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 is voluntary. One response is requested of each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (78 FR 66787 on November 6, 2013) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Investigation of Claim for Possible Days of Employment. OMB Control Number: 3220–0196. Form(s) submitted: ID–5S (SUP). Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Private Sector; Businesses or other for profits Abstract: Under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, unemployment or sickness benefits are not payable for any day in which remuneration is payable or accrues to the claimant. The collection obtains information about compensation credited to an employee during a period when the employee claimed unemployment or sickness benefits from their railroad employer. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no revisions to Form ID–5S (SUP). The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Annual responses Time (minutes) Burden (hours) ID–5S (SUP) .............................................................................................................. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Form number 55 10 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 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:18 Feb 05, 2014 Jkt 232001 variety of RRA and RUIA-related matters. Completion is voluntary. One response is requested from each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (78 FR 66787 on November 6, 2013) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Designation of Contact Officials. OMB Control Number: 3220–0200. Form(s) submitted: G–117A. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Private Sector; Businesses or other for profits. Abstract: The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) requests that railroad employers designate employees to act as liaison with the RRB on a variety of Railroad Retirement Act and Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act matters. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no revisions to Form G–117A. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 7229 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2014 / Notices Form number Annual responses Time (minutes) Burden (hours) G–117A ...................................................................................................................... 100 15 25 Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the forms and supporting documents can be obtained from 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 Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV and to the OMB Desk Officer for the RRB, Fax: 202–395–6974, Email address: OIRA_ Submission@omb.eop.gov. Charles Mierzwa, Chief of Information Resources Management. [FR Doc. 2014–02558 Filed 2–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. IC–30899] Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES January 31, 2014. The following is a notice of applications for deregistration under section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 for the month of January 2014. A copy of each application may be obtained via the Commission’s Web site by searching for the file number, or for an applicant using the Company name box, at http://www.sec.gov/search/ search.htm or by calling (202) 551– 8090. An order granting each application will be issued unless the SEC orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing on any application by writing to the SEC’s Secretary at the address below and serving the relevant applicant with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the SEC by 5:30 p.m. on February 25, 2014, and should be accompanied by proof of service on the applicant, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:18 Feb 05, 2014 Jkt 232001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane L. Titus at (202) 551–6810, SEC, Division of Investment Management, Chief Counsel’s Office, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–8010. Brandywine Fund Inc. [File No. 811– 4447] Nationwide Fund Advisors, investment adviser to certain other acquiring funds. Filing Dates: The application was filed on November 8, 2013, and amended on December 20, 2013. Applicant’s Address: 350 California St., Suite 1600, San Francisco, CA 94104. Brandywine Blue Fund Inc. [File No. 811–6221] Summary: Each applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicants transferred their assets to series of Managers Trust I, and on October 1, 2013, made distributions to their shareholders based on net asset value. Expenses of approximately $790,000 incurred in connection with each reorganization were paid by Friess Associates, LLC, applicants’ investment adviser, and Managers Investment Group LLC, investment adviser to the surviving fund. Filing Date: The applications were filed on December 30, 2013. Applicant’s Address: P.O. Box 4166, Greenville, DE 19807. Dreyfus BASIC U.S. Mortgage Securities Fund [File No. 811–5074] Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On March 5, 2013, applicant made a final liquidating distribution to its shareholders based on net asset value. Expenses of $1,897 incurred in connection with the reorganization were paid by The Dreyfus Corporation, applicant’s investment adviser. Filing Date: The application was filed on January 15, 2014. Applicant’s Address: c/o The Dreyfus Corporation, 200 Park Ave., New York, NY 10166. Oracle Family of Funds [File No. 811– 22423] Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On August 31, 2013, applicant made a liquidating distribution to its shareholders, based on net asset value. Expenses of $7,610 incurred in connection with the liquidation were paid by applicant. Filing Dates: The application was filed on November 21, 2013, and amended on January 2, 2014. Applicant’s Address: 182 Island Blvd. FL, Fox Island, WA 98333. BlackRock Strategic Bond Trust [File No. 811–10635] Summary: Each applicant, a closedend investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicants transferred their assets to BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc., and on December 9, 2013, made final distributions to their shareholders based on net asset value. Expenses of $414,580 incurred in connection with BlackRock Senior High Income Fund, Inc.’s reorganization were paid by BlackRock Advisors, LLC, applicant’s investment adviser. Expenses of $332,180 incurred in connection with BlackRock Strategic Bond Trust’s reorganization were paid by applicant. Filing Date: The applications were filed on December 17, 2013. Applicant’s Address: 100 Bellevue Pkwy., Wilmington, DE 19809. HighMark Funds [File No. 811–5059] Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant’s series either liquidated or transferred their assets to corresponding series of California Daily Tax Free Income Fund, Inc., Daily Income Fund, and Nationwide Mutual Funds, and on September 16, 2013, made a final distribution to shareholders based on net asset value. Expenses of $2,724,000 incurred in connection with the reorganization were paid by HighMark Capital Management, Inc., applicant’s investment adviser, Reich & Tang Asset Management, LLC, investment adviser to certain acquiring funds, and PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BlackRock Senior High Income Fund, Inc. [File No. 811–7456] BlackRock Alternatives Allocation Master Portfolio LLC [File No. 811– 22672] Summary: Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant is not presently making an offering of its securities and does not propose to make any offering of its securities. The fund E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments

    Summary: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding 4 
Information Collection Requests (ICR) to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our 
ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. 
Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate 
paperwork burdens.
    The RRB invites comments on the proposed collections of information 
to determine (1) the practical utility of the collections; (2) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden of the collections; (3) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is 
the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the 
RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper 
consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive 
them within 30 days of the publication date.
    1. Title and purpose of information collection: Placement Service; 
OMB 3220-0057.
    Section 12(i) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), 
authorizes the Railroad Retirement Board (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, 
Supplemental Information for Central Register, 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. Form 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.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (78 FR 66786 on November 6, 2013) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Placement Service.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0057.
    Form(s) submitted: ES-2, ES-21, ES-21c, UI-35 and Job Vacancies 
Report.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Private Sector; Businesses or other for-profits.
    Abstract: Under the RUIA, the Railroad Retirement Board provides 
job placement assistance for unemployed railroad workers. The 
collection obtains information from job applicants, railroad employers, 
and State Employment Service offices for use in placement, for 
providing referrals for job openings, reports of referral results and 
for verifying and monitoring claimant eligibility.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no revisions to the forms in the 
collection.
    The Burden Estimate for the ICR is as Follows:

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                        Form No.                         Annual  responses   Time  (minutes)    Burden  (hours)
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ES-2...................................................              7,500               0.25                 31
ES-21..................................................              3,500               0.68                 40
ES-21c.................................................              1,250               1.50                 31
UI-35 (in-person)......................................              9,000               7.00              1,050
UI-35 (by mail)........................................              1,000              10.50                175
Railroad Job Vacancies Report..........................                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.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (78 FR 66787 on November 6, 2013) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Withholding Certificate for Railroad Retirement Monthly 
Annuity Payments.

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    OMB Control Number: 3220-0149.
    Form(s) submitted: RRB W-4P.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: Under Public Law 98-76, railroad retirement 
beneficiaries' Tier II, dual vested and supplemental benefits are 
subject to income tax under private pension rules. Under Public Law 99-
514, the non-social security equivalent benefit portion of Tier I is 
also taxable under private pension rules. The collection obtains the 
information needed by the Railroad Retirement Board to implement the 
income tax withholding provisions.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form RRB W-4P.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 25,000.
    Total annual responses: 25,000.
    Total annual reporting hours: 1.
    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 
is voluntary. One response is requested of each respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (78 FR 66787 on November 6, 2013) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Investigation of Claim for Possible Days of Employment.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0196.
    Form(s) submitted: ID-5S (SUP).
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Private Sector; Businesses or other for profits
    Abstract: Under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, 
unemployment or sickness benefits are not payable for any day in which 
remuneration is payable or accrues to the claimant. The collection 
obtains information about compensation credited to an employee during a 
period when the employee claimed unemployment or sickness benefits from 
their railroad employer.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no revisions to Form ID-5S 
(SUP).
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                     Form number                       Annual  responses    Time  (minutes)     Burden  (hours)
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ID-5S (SUP).........................................                 55                  10                   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.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (78 FR 66787 on November 6, 2013) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Designation of Contact Officials.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0200.
    Form(s) submitted: G-117A.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Private Sector; Businesses or other for profits.
    Abstract: The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) requests that 
railroad employers designate employees to act as liaison with the RRB 
on a variety of Railroad Retirement Act and Railroad Unemployment 
Insurance Act matters.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no revisions to Form G-117A.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                     Form number                       Annual  responses    Time  (minutes)     Burden  (hours)
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G-117A..............................................                100                  15                  25
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    Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the forms and 
supporting documents can be obtained from 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 Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV and to the OMB 
Desk Officer for the RRB, Fax: 202-395-6974, Email address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.

Charles Mierzwa,
Chief of Information Resources Management.
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