Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 10208-10209 [2014-03872]

Download as PDF 10208 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 36 / Monday, February 24, 2014 / Notices Id. The Agreement will remain in effect for one calendar year, unless terminated sooner pursuant to contractual terms. Id., Attachment 1 at 6. III. Notice of Proceeding The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2014–30 for consideration of matters raised by the Postal Service’s Notice. Interested persons may submit comments on whether the Agreement is consistent with the requirements of 39 CFR 3015.5 and the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632 and 3633. Comments are due no later than February 26, 2014. The public portions of this filing can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.prc.gov. Information on how to obtain access to material filed under seal appears in 39 CFR 3007.40. The Commission appoints Kenneth F. Moeller to serve as Public Representative in the captioned proceeding. IV. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2014–30 for consideration of matters raised by the Postal Service’s Notice. 2. Comments by interested persons in this proceeding are due no later than February 26, 2014. 3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Kenneth F. Moeller is appointed to serve as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–03890 Filed 2–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 SUMMARY: U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an Information Collection Request (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 collection of information to determine (1) the practical utility of the collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collection; (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. Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides for payment of annuities to qualified employees and their spouses. In order to receive an age and service annuity, Section 2(e)(3) states that an applicant must stop all railroad work and give up any rights to return to such work. However, applicants are not required to stop nonrailroad work or self-employment. The RRB considers some work claimed as ‘‘self-employment’’ to actually be employment for an employer. Whether the RRB classifies a particular activity as self-employment or as work for an employer depends upon the circumstances of each case. These circumstances are prescribed in 20 CFR part 216. Under the 1988 amendments to the RRA, an applicant is no longer required to stop work for a ‘‘Last Pre-Retirement Nonrailroad Employer’’ (LPE). However, Section 2(f)(6) of the RRA requires that a portion of the employee’s Tier II benefit and supplemental annuity be deducted for earnings from the ‘‘LPE.’’ The ‘‘LPE’’ is defined as the last person, company, or institution with whom the employee or spouse applicant was employed concurrently with, or after, the applicant’s last railroad employment and before their annuity beginning date. If a spouse never worked for a railroad, the LPE is the last person for whom he or she worked. The RRB utilizes Form AA–4, SelfEmployment and Substantial Service Questionnaire, to obtain information needed to determine if the work the applicant claims is self-employment is really self-employment or work for an LPE or railroad service. If the work is self-employment, the questionnaire identifies any month in which the applicant did not perform substantial service. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is voluntary. However, failure to complete the form could result in the nonpayment of benefits. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (78 FR 76336 on December 17, 2013) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Self-Employment and Substantial Service Questionnaire. OMB Control Number: 3220–0138. Form(s) submitted: AA–4. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or households. Abstract: Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides for payment of annuities to qualified employees and their spouses. Work for a Last Pre-Retirement Nonrailroad Employer (LPE), and work in selfemployment affect payment in different ways. This collection obtains information to determine whether claimed self-employment is really selfemployment, and not work for a railroad or LPE. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form AA–4. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Annual responses mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Form Time (min) Burden (hrs) AA–4 (With assistance) ........................................................................................................................... AA–4 (Without assistance) ...................................................................................................................... 570 30 40 70 380 35 Total .................................................................................................................................................. 600 .................... 415 Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the forms and supporting VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 Feb 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 documents can be obtained from Dana PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Hickman at (312) 751–4981 or Dana.Hickman@RRB.GOV. E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 36 / Monday, February 24, 2014 / Notices 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. 2014–03872 Filed 2–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION www.reginfo.gov. Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or by sending an email to: Shagufta_ Ahmed@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) Thomas Bayer, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi Pavlik-Simon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549 or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@ sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: February 18, 2014. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request [FR Doc. 2014–03787 Filed 2–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Extension: Form 144; OMB Control No. 3235–0101, SEC File No. 270–112. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Upon Written Request Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) this request for extension of the previously approved collections of information discussed below. Form 144 (17 CFR 239.144) is used to report the sale of securities during any three-month period that exceeds 5,000 shares or other units and has an aggregate sales price that does not exceed $50,000. Under Sections 2(a)(11), 4(a)(1), 4(a)(2), 4(a)(4) and 19(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77b(a)(11), 77d(a)(1), 77d(a)(2), 77d(a)(4) and 77s(a)) and Rule 144 (17 CFR 230.144) there under, the Commission is authorized to solicit the information required to be supplied by Form 144. The objectives of the rule could not be met, if the information collection was not required. The information collected must be filed with the Commission and is publicly available. Form 144 takes approximately one burden hour per response and is filed by 500 respondents for a total of 500 total burden hours. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The public may view the background documentation for this information collection at the following Web site, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 Feb 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Rule 15Ba2–6T; SEC File No. S7–19–10, OMB Control No. 3235–0659. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (‘‘PRA’’) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request of extension of the previously approved collection of information provided for in Rule 15Ba2–6T—Temporary Registration as a Municipal Advisor; Required Amendments; and Withdrawal from Temporary Registration (17 CFR 240.15Ba2–6T), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (‘‘Exchange Act’’). Paragraph (a) of Rule 15Ba2–6T requires municipal advisors, as defined in Section 15B(e)(4) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78o–4(e)(4)), to electronically file with the Commission on the Commission’s Web site at the following link, Municipal Advisor Registration, the information set forth in Form MA– T (17 CFR 249.1300T) to temporarily register or withdraw from temporary registration. Paragraph (b)(1) of Rule 15Ba2–6T requires municipal advisors to promptly amend their temporary registration whenever information concerning Items PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10209 1 (Identifying Information) or 3 (Disciplinary Information) of Form MA– T becomes inaccurate in any way. Paragraph (b)(2) of Rule 15Ba2–6T requires municipal advisors to promptly amend their temporary registration whenever they wish to withdraw from registration. Paragraph (c) of Rule 15Ba2–6T provides that every initial registration, amendment to registration, or withdrawal from registration filed pursuant to this rule constitutes a ‘‘report’’ within the meaning of applicable provisions of the Exchange Act. Paragraph (d) of Rule 15Ba2–6T provides that every Form MA–T, including every amendment to or withdrawal from registration, is considered filed with the Commission when the electronic form on the Commission’s Web site is completed and the Commission has sent confirmation to the municipal advisor that the form was filed. Paragraph (e) of Rule 15Ba2–6T provides that all temporary registrations of municipal advisors will expire on the earlier of: (1) The date that the municipal advisor’s permanent registration, submitted pursuant to the Exchange Act and the rules thereunder, is approved or disapproved by the Commission; (2) the date on which the municipal advisor’s temporary registration is rescinded by the Commission; (3) for a municipal advisor that has not applied for permanent registration with the Commission in accordance with the Exchange Act and the rules thereunder, forty-five days after the compliance date of such rules for the municipal advisor; or (4) December 31, 2014. Paragraph (f) of Rule 15Ba2–6T provides that Rule 15Ba2–6T will expire on December 31, 2014. The primary purpose of Rule 15Ba2– 6T is to provide information about municipal advisors to investors and issuers, as well as the Commission pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Commission staff estimates that approximately 100 new municipal advisors will file Form MA–T during the period January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. Commission staff estimates that each of the approximately 100 new municipal advisors will spend an average of 2.5 hours preparing each Form MA–T. Therefore the estimated total reporting burden associated with completing Form MA–T is 250 hours. Additionally, Commission staff estimates that approximately 1,150 municipal advisors currently registered with the Commission and the estimated E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 36 (Monday, February 24, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10208-10209]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 
an Information Collection Request (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 collection of information 
to determine (1) the practical utility of the collection; (2) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden of the collection; (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.
    Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides for payment 
of annuities to qualified employees and their spouses. In order to 
receive an age and service annuity, Section 2(e)(3) states that an 
applicant must stop all railroad work and give up any rights to return 
to such work. However, applicants are not required to stop nonrailroad 
work or self-employment.
    The RRB considers some work claimed as ``self-employment'' to 
actually be employment for an employer. Whether the RRB classifies a 
particular activity as self-employment or as work for an employer 
depends upon the circumstances of each case. These circumstances are 
prescribed in 20 CFR part 216.
    Under the 1988 amendments to the RRA, an applicant is no longer 
required to stop work for a ``Last Pre-Retirement Nonrailroad 
Employer'' (LPE). However, Section 2(f)(6) of the RRA requires that a 
portion of the employee's Tier II benefit and supplemental annuity be 
deducted for earnings from the ``LPE.''
    The ``LPE'' is defined as the last person, company, or institution 
with whom the employee or spouse applicant was employed concurrently 
with, or after, the applicant's last railroad employment and before 
their annuity beginning date. If a spouse never worked for a railroad, 
the LPE is the last person for whom he or she worked.
    The RRB utilizes Form AA-4, Self-Employment and Substantial Service 
Questionnaire, to obtain information needed to determine if the work 
the applicant claims is self-employment is really self-employment or 
work for an LPE or railroad service. If the work is self-employment, 
the questionnaire identifies any month in which the applicant did not 
perform substantial service. One response is requested of each 
respondent. Completion is voluntary. However, failure to complete the 
form could result in the nonpayment of benefits.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (78 FR 76336 on December 17, 2013) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Self-Employment and Substantial Service Questionnaire.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0138.
    Form(s) submitted: AA-4.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or households.
    Abstract: Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides 
for payment of annuities to qualified employees and their spouses. Work 
for a Last Pre-Retirement Nonrailroad Employer (LPE), and work in self-
employment affect payment in different ways. This collection obtains 
information to determine whether claimed self-employment is really 
self-employment, and not work for a railroad or LPE.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form AA-4.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                      Annual                    Burden
               Form                 responses    Time (min)     (hrs)
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AA-4 (With assistance)...........          570           40          380
AA-4 (Without assistance)........           30           70           35
                                  --------------------------------------
    Total........................          600  ...........          415
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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.

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    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. 2014-03872 Filed 2-21-14; 8:45 am]
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