Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 15782-15786 [2014-06148]

Download as PDF 15782 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 55 / Friday, March 21, 2014 / Notices (C) Clearing Agency’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others Written comments relating to the proposed rule change have not yet been solicited or received. NSCC will notify the Commission of any written comments received by NSCC. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change, [sic] and Timing for Commission Action Within 45 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register or within such longer period up to 90 days (i) as the Commission may designate if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or (ii) as to which the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission will: (A) by order approve or disapprove such a proposed rule change, or (B) institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File No. SR– NSCC–2014–03 on the subject line. Paper Comments mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #13909 and #13910] South Carolina Disaster #SC–00025 • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File No. SR–NSCC–2014–03. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than Jkt 232001 11 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Percent For Physical Damage: Non-Profit Organizations With Credit Available Elsewhere Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere .......................... For Economic Injury: Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere .......................... 2.625 2.625 2.625 The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 13909B and for economic injury is 13910B. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) [FR Doc. 2014–06211 Filed 3–20–14; 8:45 am] This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of South Carolina (FEMA— 4166—DR), dated 03/12/2014. Incident: Severe Winter Storm. Incident Period: 02/10/2014 through 02/14/2014. Effective Date: 03/12/2014. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/12/2014. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/12/2014. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that as a result of the President’s major disaster declaration on SUMMARY: 03/12/2014, Private Non-Profit organizations that provide essential services of governmental nature may file disaster loan applications at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Berkeley, Calhoun, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Colleton, Dillon, Dorchester, Edgefield, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Marion, Orangeburg, Saluda, Sumter, Williamsburg. The Interest Rates are: Joseph P. Loddo, Acting Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Electronic Comments 17:18 Mar 20, 2014 For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.11 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–06187 Filed 3–20–14; 8:45 am] IV. Solicitation of Comments VerDate Mar<15>2010 those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of such filings also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of NSCC and on NSCC’s Web site at (http://www.dtcc.com/). All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File No. SR–NSCC–2014–03 and should be submitted on or before April 11, 2014. BILLING CODE 8025–01–P 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 (Pub. L.) 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 E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 15783 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 55 / Friday, March 21, 2014 / Notices 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 May 20, 2014. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. 1. Request for Waiver of Overpayment Recovery or Change in Repayment Notice—20 CFR 404.502—404.513, 404.515, and 20 CFR 416.550—416.570, 416.572—0960–0037. When Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients receive an overpayment, they must return the extra money. These beneficiaries and recipients can use Form SSA–632–BK to Modality of completion Number of respondents take one of three actions: (1) Request an exemption from repaying, as recovery of the payment would cause financial hardship; (2) inform SSA they want to repay the overpayment at a monthly rate over a period longer than 36 months; and (3) request a different rate of recovery. In the latter two cases, the respondents must also provide financial information to help the agency determine how much the overpaid person can afford to repay each month. Respondents are overpaid beneficiaries or SSI recipients who are requesting (1) a waiver of recovery of an overpayment or (2) a lesser rate of withholding. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) Waiver of Overpayment (completes entire paper form) .................................. Change in Repayment (completes partial paper form) ................................... Regional Application (New York Debt Management) ...................................... Internet Instructions (read only) ....................................................................... 400,000 100,000 44,000 500,000 1 1 1 1 120 45 120 5 800,000 75,000 88,000 41,667 Totals ........................................................................................................ 1,044,000 ........................ ........................ 1,004,667 2. Annual Earnings Test Direct Mail Follow-Up Program Notices—20 CFR 404.452–404.455—0960–0369. SSA developed the Annual Earnings Test Direct Mail Follow-up Program to improve beneficiary reporting on work and earnings during the year and earnings information at the end of the year. SSA may reduce benefits payable under the Social Security Act (Act) when an individual has wages or selfemployment income exceeding the annual exempt amount. SSA identifies beneficiaries likely to receive more than the annual exempt amount, and requests more frequent estimates of earnings from them. When applicable, SSA also requests a future year estimate to reduce overpayments due to earnings. SSA sends letters (SSA–L9778, SSA–L9779, SSA–L9781, SSA–L9784, SSA–L9785, and SSA–L9790) to beneficiaries requesting earnings information the month prior to their attainment of full retirement age. We send each beneficiary a tailored letter that includes Modality of completion Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) ...................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................... 42,630 158,865 472,437 1,270 15,870 45,000 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 10 10 10 10 10 7,105 26,478 78,740 212 2,645 7,500 Totals ........................................................................................................ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SSA–L9778 SSA–L9779 SSA–L9781 SSA–L9784 SSA–L9785 SSA–L9790 Number of respondents relevant earnings data from SSA records. The Annual Earnings Test Direct Mail Follow-up Program helps to ensure Social Security payments are correct, and enables us to prevent earnings-related overpayments, and avoid erroneous withholding. The respondents are working Social Security beneficiaries with earnings over the exempt amount. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. 736,072 ........................ ........................ 122,680 3. Questionnaire for Children Claiming SSI Benefits—0960–0499. Section 1631(d)(2) of the Act allows SSA to determine the eligibility of an applicant’s claim for SSI payments. Parents or legal guardians seeking to obtain or retain SSI eligibility for their VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Mar 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 children use Form SSA–3881–BK to provide SSA with the addresses of nonmedical sources such as schools, counselors, agencies, organizations, or therapists who have information about a child’s functioning. SSA uses this information to help determine a child’s PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 claim or continuing eligibility for SSI. The respondents are applicants who appeal SSI childhood disability decisions or recipients undergoing a continuing disability review. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 15784 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 55 / Friday, March 21, 2014 / Notices Modality of completion Number of respondents Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) Appeals Cases ................................................................................................. Disability Review Cases .................................................................................. 65,000 45,000 1 1 30 30 32,500 22,500 Totals ........................................................................................................ 110,000 ........................ ........................ 55,000 4. Social Security Administration Eligible Non-Attorney Representative— 20 CFR 404.1717, 404.1745—404.1799, 416.1517, and 416.1545—416.1599— 0960–0699. Section 3 of the Social Security Disability Applicants Access to Professional Representation Act (PRA) of 2010, Public Law 111–142, permanently extends the direct payment provision of Section 303 of the Social Security Protection Act (SSPA) of 2004, Public Law 108–203. The PRA permits SSA to extend direct payment of approved fees from claimants’ past-due benefits to certain non-attorney representatives. Prior to the enactment of the SSPA and PRA, only attorneys could receive direct payment of SSAapproved fees. Under the PRA, nonattorneys must meet certain prerequisites to be eligible for direct payment of fees. These prerequisites whether an applicant has fulfilled the statutory prerequisites and regulatory requirements as listed above. To verify this information, we also request the five required items listed above from each new applicant, and we request items #3 and #5 from all non-attorney representatives (new and existing) on a yearly basis. Every year, SSA evaluates the applications, conducts verification investigations, and issues recommendations regarding applicants’ eligibility to sit for the examination and eligibility to receive direct payment. The respondents are non-attorneys who want to receive direct payment of their fees for representational services before SSA. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. include: (1) A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education, or four years of relevant professional experience and a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate; (2) passing a written examination administered by SSA testing the knowledge of relevant provisions of the Act under Titles II and XVI; (3) securing and maintaining continuous professional liability insurance, or equivalent, to protect claimants from malpractice; (4) passing a criminal background check; (5) demonstrating ongoing completion of continuing education courses. The PRA requires SSA to collect the information needed to determine if applicants have satisfied these prerequisites. SSA uses the information we collect on Form SSA–1691 to determine Modality of completion Number of respondents Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) 200 200 1 1 45 120 150 400 200 1 10 33 710 1 20 237 672 1 10 112 38 45 1 1 15 45 10 34 Totals ........................................................................................................ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES New Respondents—paper SSA–1691 ............................................................ New Respondents—Examination .................................................................... New Respondents—Submission of Proof of Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Qualification ........................................................................................... New and Existing Respondents—Continuing Education Submission via email, mail, or fax of Training Courses ........................................................ New and Existing Respondents—Proof of Continuous Professional or Business Liability Insurance Coverage (Electronic—scan and email) ............... New and Existing Respondents—Proof of Continuous Professional or Business Liability Insurance Coverage (Paper—copy and mail) ........................ New and Existing Respondents—Written Protests ......................................... 2,065 ........................ ........................ 976 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 April 21, 2014. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB clearance packages they complete Form SSA–24, which is then forwarded to SSA for processing. SSA uses the information to determine eligibility for benefits. The respondents are survivors of deceased armed services personnel who are applying for benefits at the VA. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ ssa.gov. 1. Application for Survivors Benefits—20 CFR 404.611(a) and (c)— 0960–0062. Surviving family members of armed services personnel can file for Social Security and veterans’ benefits with SSA or at the Veterans Administration (VA). If applicants file for Title II survivor benefits at the VA, Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–24 ................................................................................................ 3,200 1 15 800 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Mar 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 15785 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 55 / Friday, March 21, 2014 / Notices 2. RS/DI Quality Review Case Analysis: Sampled Number Holder, Auxiliaries/Survivors, Parents, and Stewardship Annual Earnings Test Workbook—0960–0189. Section 205(a) of the Act authorizes the Commissioner of SSA to conduct the quality review process, which entails collecting information related to the accuracy of payments made under the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Program (OASDI). Sections 228(a)(3), 1614(a)(1)(B), and 1836(2) of the Act require a determination of the citizenship or alien status of the beneficiary; this is only one item that we might question as part of the Annual Quality review. SSA uses Forms SSA– 2930, SSA–2931, and SSA–2932 to establish a national payment accuracy rate for all cases in payment status, and to serve as a source of information regarding problem areas in the Retirement Survivors Insurance (RSI) and Disability Insurance (DI) programs. We also use the information to measure the accuracy rate for newly adjudicated RSI or DI cases. SSA uses Form SSA– 4659 to evaluate the effectiveness of the annual earnings test and uses the results in developing ongoing improvements in the process. About twenty-five percent of respondents will have in-person reviews and receive one of the following appointment letters: (1) SSA–L8550–U3 (Appointment Letter—Sample Individual); (2) SSA–L8551–U3 (Appointment Letter—Sample Family); or (3) the SSA–L8552–U3 (Appointment Letter—Rep Payee). Seventy-five percent of respondents will receive a notice for a telephone review using the SSA–L8553–U3 (Beneficiary Telephone Contact) or the SSA–L8554–U3 (Rep Modality of completion Number of respondents Payee Telephone Contact). To help the beneficiary prepare for the interview, we include three forms with each notice: (1) SSA–85 (Information Needed to Review Your Social Security Claim) lists the information the beneficiary will need to gather for the interview; (2) SSA–2935 (Authorization to the Social Security Administration to Obtain Personal Information) verifies the beneficiary’s correct payment amount, if necessary; and (3) SSA–8552 (Interview Confirmation) confirms or reschedules the interview if necessary. The respondents are a statistically valid sample of all OASDI beneficiaries in current pay status or their representative payees. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–2930 ........................................................................................................ SSA–2931 ........................................................................................................ SSA–4659 ........................................................................................................ SSA–L8550–U3 ............................................................................................... SSA–L8551–U3 ............................................................................................... SSA–L8552–U3 ............................................................................................... SSA–L8553–U3 ............................................................................................... SSA–L8554–U3 ............................................................................................... SSA–8552 ........................................................................................................ SSA–85 ............................................................................................................ SSA–2935 ........................................................................................................ SSA–820/821 (also saved under OMB Numbers 0960-0598 & 0960–0059 .. SSA–8510 (also saved under OMB No. 0960-0707 ....................................... 1,500 850 325 385 95 35 4,490 670 2,350 3,850 2,350 400 800 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 30 30 10 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 5 750 425 54 32 8 3 374 56 196 321 196 100 67 Totals ........................................................................................................ 18,100 ........................ ........................ 2,582 3. Appeal of Determination for Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs—0960–0695. Pub.L. 108–173, the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), established the Medicare Part D program for voluntary prescription drug coverage for certain low-income individuals. The MMA stipulates the provision of subsidies for individuals who are eligible for the program and who meet eligibility criteria for help with premium, deductible, and/or co-payment costs. SSA uses Form SSA–1021, Appeal of Determination for Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs, to obtain information from individuals who Modality of collection Number of respondents appeal SSA’s decisions regarding eligibility or continuing eligibility for a Medicare Part D subsidy. The respondents are applicants who are appealing SSA’s eligibility or continuing eligibility decisions. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SSA–1021 ........................................................................................................ (Paper form) ..................................................................................................... SSA–1021 (Internet-Medicare Application Processing System) ..................... 2,330 14,008 1 1 10 10 388 2,335 Totals ........................................................................................................ 16,338 ........................ ........................ 2,773 4. Sheltered Workshop Wage Reporting—0960–0771. Sheltered workshops are non-profit organizations or institutions that implement a VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Mar 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 recognized program of rehabilitation for handicapped workers, or provide such workers with remunerative employment or other occupational rehabilitating PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 activity of an educational or therapeutic nature. Sheltered workshops perform a service for their clients by reporting monthly wages directly to SSA. SSA E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 15786 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 55 / Friday, March 21, 2014 / Notices uses the information these workshops provide to verify and post monthly wages to the SSI recipient’s record. Most workshops report monthly wage totals to their local SSA office so we can adjust the client’s SSI payment amount in a timely manner and prevent overpayments. Sheltered workshops are motivated to report wages voluntarily as a service to their clients. Respondents are sheltered workshops that report monthly wages for services performed in the workshop. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Number of responses Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Sheltered Workshop Wage Reporting ................................. 800 12 9,600 15 2,400 Dated: March 18, 2014. Faye Lipsky, Reports Clearance Director, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–06148 Filed 3–20–14; 8:45 am] Dated: March 13, 2014. Kelly Keiderling, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. BILLING CODE 4191–02–P [FR Doc. 2014–06206 Filed 3–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. Dated: March 13, 2014. Kelly Keiderling, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–06203 Filed 3–20–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8665] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Preview of the Twelve Caesars Tazze’’ 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, and 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 ‘‘Preview of the Twelve Caesars Tazze,’’ 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 owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about April 1, 2014, until on or about June 30, 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 Paul W. Manning, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6469). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Mar 20, 2014 BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8662] Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In’’ 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, and 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 ‘‘Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In,’’ 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 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from on or about May 4, 2014, until on or about November 30, 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 imported objects, contact Paul W. Manning, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6469). The mailing address is U.S. Department of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Public Notice 8664] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Degas/ Cassatt’’ 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, and 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 ‘‘Degas/ Cassatt,’’ 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 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from on or about May 11, 2014, until on or about October 5, 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 imported objects, contact Paul W. Manning, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6469). The SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 55 (Friday, March 21, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-06148]


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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 (Pub. L.) 
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

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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 May 
20, 2014. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments 
by writing to the above email address.
    1. Request for Waiver of Overpayment Recovery or Change in 
Repayment Notice--20 CFR 404.502--404.513, 404.515, and 20 CFR 
416.550--416.570, 416.572--0960-0037. When Social Security 
beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients receive 
an overpayment, they must return the extra money. These beneficiaries 
and recipients can use Form SSA-632-BK to take one of three actions: 
(1) Request an exemption from repaying, as recovery of the payment 
would cause financial hardship; (2) inform SSA they want to repay the 
overpayment at a monthly rate over a period longer than 36 months; and 
(3) request a different rate of recovery. In the latter two cases, the 
respondents must also provide financial information to help the agency 
determine how much the overpaid person can afford to repay each month. 
Respondents are overpaid beneficiaries or SSI recipients who are 
requesting (1) a waiver of recovery of an overpayment or (2) a lesser 
rate of withholding.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
             Modality of  completion                respondents      response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
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Waiver of Overpayment (completes entire paper            400,000               1             120         800,000
 form)..........................................
Change in Repayment (completes partial paper             100,000               1              45          75,000
 form)..........................................
Regional Application (New York Debt Management).          44,000               1             120          88,000
Internet Instructions (read only)...............         500,000               1               5          41,667
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................       1,044,000  ..............  ..............       1,004,667
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    2. Annual Earnings Test Direct Mail Follow-Up Program Notices--20 
CFR 404.452-404.455--0960-0369. SSA developed the Annual Earnings Test 
Direct Mail Follow-up Program to improve beneficiary reporting on work 
and earnings during the year and earnings information at the end of the 
year. SSA may reduce benefits payable under the Social Security Act 
(Act) when an individual has wages or self-employment income exceeding 
the annual exempt amount. SSA identifies beneficiaries likely to 
receive more than the annual exempt amount, and requests more frequent 
estimates of earnings from them. When applicable, SSA also requests a 
future year estimate to reduce overpayments due to earnings. SSA sends 
letters (SSA-L9778, SSA-L9779, SSA-L9781, SSA-L9784, SSA-L9785, and 
SSA-L9790) to beneficiaries requesting earnings information the month 
prior to their attainment of full retirement age. We send each 
beneficiary a tailored letter that includes relevant earnings data from 
SSA records. The Annual Earnings Test Direct Mail Follow-up Program 
helps to ensure Social Security payments are correct, and enables us to 
prevent earnings-related overpayments, and avoid erroneous withholding. 
The respondents are working Social Security beneficiaries with earnings 
over the exempt amount.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
             Modality of  completion                respondents      response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
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SSA-L9778.......................................          42,630               1              10           7,105
SSA-L9779.......................................         158,865               1              10          26,478
SSA-L9781.......................................         472,437               1              10          78,740
SSA-L9784.......................................           1,270               1              10             212
SSA-L9785.......................................          15,870               1              10           2,645
SSA-L9790.......................................          45,000               1              10           7,500
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................         736,072  ..............  ..............         122,680
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    3. Questionnaire for Children Claiming SSI Benefits--0960-0499. 
Section 1631(d)(2) of the Act allows SSA to determine the eligibility 
of an applicant's claim for SSI payments. Parents or legal guardians 
seeking to obtain or retain SSI eligibility for their children use Form 
SSA-3881-BK to provide SSA with the addresses of non-medical sources 
such as schools, counselors, agencies, organizations, or therapists who 
have information about a child's functioning. SSA uses this information 
to help determine a child's claim or continuing eligibility for SSI. 
The respondents are applicants who appeal SSI childhood disability 
decisions or recipients undergoing a continuing disability review.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
             Modality of  completion                respondents      response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
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Appeals Cases...................................          65,000               1              30          32,500
Disability Review Cases.........................          45,000               1              30          22,500
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................         110,000  ..............  ..............          55,000
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    4. Social Security Administration Eligible Non-Attorney 
Representative--20 CFR 404.1717, 404.1745--404.1799, 416.1517, and 
416.1545--416.1599--0960-0699. Section 3 of the Social Security 
Disability Applicants Access to Professional Representation Act (PRA) 
of 2010, Public Law 111-142, permanently extends the direct payment 
provision of Section 303 of the Social Security Protection Act (SSPA) 
of 2004, Public Law 108-203. The PRA permits SSA to extend direct 
payment of approved fees from claimants' past-due benefits to certain 
non-attorney representatives. Prior to the enactment of the SSPA and 
PRA, only attorneys could receive direct payment of SSA-approved fees. 
Under the PRA, non-attorneys must meet certain prerequisites to be 
eligible for direct payment of fees. These prerequisites include: (1) A 
bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education, 
or four years of relevant professional experience and a high school 
diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate; (2) passing 
a written examination administered by SSA testing the knowledge of 
relevant provisions of the Act under Titles II and XVI; (3) securing 
and maintaining continuous professional liability insurance, or 
equivalent, to protect claimants from malpractice; (4) passing a 
criminal background check; (5) demonstrating ongoing completion of 
continuing education courses. The PRA requires SSA to collect the 
information needed to determine if applicants have satisfied these 
prerequisites.
    SSA uses the information we collect on Form SSA-1691 to determine 
whether an applicant has fulfilled the statutory prerequisites and 
regulatory requirements as listed above. To verify this information, we 
also request the five required items listed above from each new 
applicant, and we request items 3 and 5 from all non-
attorney representatives (new and existing) on a yearly basis. Every 
year, SSA evaluates the applications, conducts verification 
investigations, and issues recommendations regarding applicants' 
eligibility to sit for the examination and eligibility to receive 
direct payment. The respondents are non-attorneys who want to receive 
direct payment of their fees for representational services before SSA.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
             Modality of  completion                respondents      response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
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New Respondents--paper SSA-1691.................             200               1              45             150
New Respondents--Examination....................             200               1             120             400
New Respondents--Submission of Proof of                      200               1              10              33
 Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Qualification..
New and Existing Respondents--Continuing                     710               1              20             237
 Education Submission via email, mail, or fax of
 Training Courses...............................
New and Existing Respondents--Proof of                       672               1              10             112
 Continuous Professional or Business Liability
 Insurance Coverage (Electronic--scan and email)
New and Existing Respondents--Proof of                        38               1              15              10
 Continuous Professional or Business Liability
 Insurance Coverage (Paper--copy and mail)......
New and Existing Respondents--Written Protests..              45               1              45              34
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................           2,065  ..............  ..............             976
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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 April 21, 2014. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB 
clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov.
    1. Application for Survivors Benefits--20 CFR 404.611(a) and (c)--
0960-0062. Surviving family members of armed services personnel can 
file for Social Security and veterans' benefits with SSA or at the 
Veterans Administration (VA). If applicants file for Title II survivor 
benefits at the VA, they complete Form SSA-24, which is then forwarded 
to SSA for processing. SSA uses the information to determine 
eligibility for benefits. The respondents are survivors of deceased 
armed services personnel who are applying for benefits at the VA.
    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-24................................           3,200                1               15                    800
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    2. RS/DI Quality Review Case Analysis: Sampled Number Holder, 
Auxiliaries/Survivors, Parents, and Stewardship Annual Earnings Test 
Workbook--0960-0189. Section 205(a) of the Act authorizes the 
Commissioner of SSA to conduct the quality review process, which 
entails collecting information related to the accuracy of payments made 
under the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Program (OASDI). 
Sections 228(a)(3), 1614(a)(1)(B), and 1836(2) of the Act require a 
determination of the citizenship or alien status of the beneficiary; 
this is only one item that we might question as part of the Annual 
Quality review. SSA uses Forms SSA-2930, SSA-2931, and SSA-2932 to 
establish a national payment accuracy rate for all cases in payment 
status, and to serve as a source of information regarding problem areas 
in the Retirement Survivors Insurance (RSI) and Disability Insurance 
(DI) programs. We also use the information to measure the accuracy rate 
for newly adjudicated RSI or DI cases. SSA uses Form SSA-4659 to 
evaluate the effectiveness of the annual earnings test and uses the 
results in developing ongoing improvements in the process. About 
twenty-five percent of respondents will have in-person reviews and 
receive one of the following appointment letters: (1) SSA-L8550-U3 
(Appointment Letter--Sample Individual); (2) SSA-L8551-U3 (Appointment 
Letter--Sample Family); or (3) the SSA-L8552-U3 (Appointment Letter--
Rep Payee). Seventy-five percent of respondents will receive a notice 
for a telephone review using the SSA-L8553-U3 (Beneficiary Telephone 
Contact) or the SSA-L8554-U3 (Rep Payee Telephone Contact). To help the 
beneficiary prepare for the interview, we include three forms with each 
notice: (1) SSA-85 (Information Needed to Review Your Social Security 
Claim) lists the information the beneficiary will need to gather for 
the interview; (2) SSA-2935 (Authorization to the Social Security 
Administration to Obtain Personal Information) verifies the 
beneficiary's correct payment amount, if necessary; and (3) SSA-8552 
(Interview Confirmation) confirms or reschedules the interview if 
necessary. The respondents are a statistically valid sample of all 
OASDI beneficiaries in current pay status or their representative 
payees.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency  of    burden per     total annual
             Modality of  completion                respondents      response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
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SSA-2930........................................           1,500               1              30             750
SSA-2931........................................             850               1              30             425
SSA-4659........................................             325               1              10              54
SSA-L8550-U3....................................             385               1               5              32
SSA-L8551-U3....................................              95               1               5               8
SSA-L8552-U3....................................              35               1               5               3
SSA-L8553-U3....................................           4,490               1               5             374
SSA-L8554-U3....................................             670               1               5              56
SSA-8552........................................           2,350               1               5             196
SSA-85..........................................           3,850               1               5             321
SSA-2935........................................           2,350               1               5             196
SSA-820/821 (also saved under OMB Numbers                    400               1              15             100
 0960[dash]0598 & 0960-0059.....................
SSA-8510 (also saved under OMB No.                           800               1               5              67
 0960[dash]0707.................................
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................          18,100  ..............  ..............           2,582
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    3. Appeal of Determination for Help with Medicare Prescription Drug 
Plan Costs--0960-0695. Pub.L. 108-173, the Medicare Prescription Drug, 
Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), established the 
Medicare Part D program for voluntary prescription drug coverage for 
certain low-income individuals. The MMA stipulates the provision of 
subsidies for individuals who are eligible for the program and who meet 
eligibility criteria for help with premium, deductible, and/or co-
payment costs. SSA uses Form SSA-1021, Appeal of Determination for Help 
with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs, to obtain information from 
individuals who appeal SSA's decisions regarding eligibility or 
continuing eligibility for a Medicare Part D subsidy. The respondents 
are applicants who are appealing SSA's eligibility or continuing 
eligibility decisions.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency  of    burden per     total annual
             Modality of  collection                respondents      response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SSA-1021........................................           2,330               1              10             388
(Paper form)....................................
SSA-1021 (Internet-Medicare Application                   14,008               1              10           2,335
 Processing System).............................
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................          16,338  ..............  ..............           2,773
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    4. Sheltered Workshop Wage Reporting--0960-0771. Sheltered 
workshops are non-profit organizations or institutions that implement a 
recognized program of rehabilitation for handicapped workers, or 
provide such workers with remunerative employment or other occupational 
rehabilitating activity of an educational or therapeutic nature. 
Sheltered workshops perform a service for their clients by reporting 
monthly wages directly to SSA. SSA

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uses the information these workshops provide to verify and post monthly 
wages to the SSI recipient's record. Most workshops report monthly wage 
totals to their local SSA office so we can adjust the client's SSI 
payment amount in a timely manner and prevent overpayments. Sheltered 
workshops are motivated to report wages voluntarily as a service to 
their clients. Respondents are sheltered workshops that report monthly 
wages for services performed in the workshop.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                        Average  burden     Estimated
                       Modality of completion                           Number of      Frequency  of      Number of      per  response     total annual
                                                                       respondents        response        responses        (minutes)     burden  (hours)
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Sheltered Workshop Wage Reporting..................................             800               12            9,600               15            2,400
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    Dated: March 18, 2014.
Faye Lipsky,
Reports Clearance Director, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-06148 Filed 3-20-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4191-02-P