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Download as PDF 20250 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 70 / Friday, April 11, 2014 / Notices notice to have any adverse effect on individual privacy rights. The affected systems are as follows: USPS 500.000 Property Management Records Accordingly, for the reasons stated, the Postal Service proposes changes in the existing systems of records as follows: USPS 500.000 SYSTEM NAME: Property Management Records CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: * * * * * [ADD TEXT] 4. Identity verification information: Question, answer, and email address. * * * * * [RENUMBER REMAINING TEXT] PURPOSE: * * * * * [ADD TEXT] 4. To authenticate user identity for the purpose of accessing USPS information systems. * * * * * [RENUMBER REMAINING TEXT] * * * * * Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Legal Policy & Legislative Advice. [FR Doc. 2014–08091 Filed 4–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement Postal ServiceTM. Notice. AGENCY: The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule’s Competitive Products List. DATES: Effective date: April 11, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth A. Reed, 202–268–3179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on April 4, 2014, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 80 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Legal Policy & Legislative Advice. [FR Doc. 2014–08090 Filed 4–10–14; 8:45 am] SYSTEM NAME: ACTION: www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2014–23, CP2014–38. 18:55 Apr 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 BILLING CODE 7710–12–P 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 the payment of disability annuities to qualified employees. Section 2 also provides that if the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) receives a report of an annuitant working for a railroad or earning more than prescribed dollar amounts from either nonrailroad employment or selfemployment, the annuity is no longer payable, or can be reduced, for the months worked. The regulations related to the nonpayment or reduction of the annuity by reason of work are prescribed in 20 CFR 220.160–164. Some activities claimed by the applicant as ‘‘self-employment’’ may actually be employment for someone else (e.g. training officer, consultant, salesman). 20 CFR 216.22(c) states, for example, that an applicant is considered an employee, and not self-employed, when acting as a corporate officer, since the corporation is the applicant’s employer. Whether the RRB classifies a PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 particular activity as self-employment or as work for an employer depends upon the circumstances in each case. The circumstances are prescribed in 20 CFR 216.21–216–23. Certain types of work may actually indicate an annuitant’s recovery from disability. Regulations related to an annuitant’s recovery from disability of work are prescribed in 20 CFR 220.17– 220–20. In addition, the RRB conducts continuing disability reviews, (also known as a CDR) to determine whether the annuitant continues to meet the disability requirements of the law. Payment of disability benefits and/or a beneficiary’s period of disability will end if medical evidence or other information shows that an annuitant is not disabled under the standards prescribed in Section 2 of the RRA. Continuing disability reviews are generally conducted if one or more of the following conditions are met: (1) The annuitant is scheduled for a routine periodic review, (2) the annuitant returns to work and successfully completes a trial work period, (3) substantial earnings are posted to the annuitant’s wage record, or (4) information is received from the annuitant or a reliable source that the annuitant has recovered or returned to work. Provisions relating to when and how often the RRB conducts disability reviews are prescribed in 20 CFR 220.186. To enhance program integrity activities, the RRB utilizes Form G–252, Self-Employment/Corporate Officer Work and Earnings Monitoring. Form G–252 obtains information from a disability annuitant who claims to be self-employed or a corporate officer or who the RRB determines to be selfemployed or a corporate officer after a continuing disability review. The continuing disability review may be prompted by a report of work, return to railroad service, an allegation of a medical improvement or a routine disability review call-up. The information gathered is used to determine entitlement and/or continued entitlement to, and the amount of, the disability annuity, as prescribed in 20 CFR 220.176. Completion is required to retain benefits. One response is required of each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (79 FR 5471 on January 31, 2014) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 20251 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 70 / Friday, April 11, 2014 / Notices Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Self-Employment/Corporate Officer Work and Earnings Monitoring. OMB Control Number: 3220–0202. Form(s) submitted: G–252. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: To determine entitlement or continued entitlement to a disability annuity, the RRB will obtain information from disability annuitants who claim to be self-employed or a corporate officer or who the RRB determines to be self-employed or a corporate officer after a continuing disability review. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–252. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Annual responses Form number Time (minutes) Burden (hours) G–252 .......................................................................................................................................... 100 20 33 Total ............................................................................................................................... 100 ........................ 33 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. 2014–08136 Filed 4–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Proposed Collection; Comment Request Summary: In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506 (c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB’s estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Financial Disclosure Statement; OMB 3220–0127. Under Section 10 of the Railroad Retirement Act and Section 2(d) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, the RRB may recover overpayments of annuities, pensions, death benefits, unemployment benefits, and sickness benefits that were made erroneously. An overpayment may be waived if the beneficiary was not at fault in causing the overpayment and recovery would cause financial hardship. The regulations for the recovery and waiver of erroneous payments are contained in 20 CFR 255 and CFR 340. The RRB utilizes Form DR–423, Financial Disclosure Statement, to obtain information about the overpaid beneficiary’s income, debts, and expenses if that person indicates that (s)he cannot make restitution for the overpayment. The information is used to determine if the overpayment should be waived as wholly or partially uncollectible. If waiver is denied, the information is used to determine the size and frequency of installment payments. The beneficiary is made aware of the overpayment by letter and is offered a variety of methods for recovery. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is voluntary. However, failure to provide the requested information may result in a denial of the waiver request. The RRB proposes no changes to Form DR–423. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN Annual responses Time (minutes) Burden (hours) DR–423 ........................................................................................................................................ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Form number 1,200 85 1,700 2. Title and purpose of information collection: Representative Payee Parental Custody Monitoring; OMB 3220–0176. Under Section 12(a) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is authorized to select, make payments to, and to conduct transactions with, a beneficiary’s relative or some other VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:55 Apr 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 person willing to act on behalf of the beneficiary as a representative payee. The RRB is responsible for determining if direct payment to the beneficiary or payment to a representative payee would best serve the beneficiary’s interest. Inherent in the RRB’s authorization to select a representative payee is the responsibility to monitor the payee to assure that the beneficiary’s PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 interests are protected. The RRB utilizes Form G–99d, Parental Custody Report, to obtain information needed to verify that a parent-for-child representative payee still has custody of the child. One response is required from each respondent. The RRB proposes minor non-burden impacting formatting and editorial changes. E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 70 (Friday, April 11, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20250-20251]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08136]


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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 the 
payment of disability annuities to qualified employees. Section 2 also 
provides that if the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) receives a report 
of an annuitant working for a railroad or earning more than prescribed 
dollar amounts from either nonrailroad employment or self-employment, 
the annuity is no longer payable, or can be reduced, for the months 
worked. The regulations related to the nonpayment or reduction of the 
annuity by reason of work are prescribed in 20 CFR 220.160-164.
    Some activities claimed by the applicant as ``self-employment'' may 
actually be employment for someone else (e.g. training officer, 
consultant, salesman). 20 CFR 216.22(c) states, for example, that an 
applicant is considered an employee, and not self-employed, when acting 
as a corporate officer, since the corporation is the applicant's 
employer. Whether the RRB classifies a particular activity as self-
employment or as work for an employer depends upon the circumstances in 
each case. The circumstances are prescribed in 20 CFR 216.21-216-23.
    Certain types of work may actually indicate an annuitant's recovery 
from disability. Regulations related to an annuitant's recovery from 
disability of work are prescribed in 20 CFR 220.17-220-20.
    In addition, the RRB conducts continuing disability reviews, (also 
known as a CDR) to determine whether the annuitant continues to meet 
the disability requirements of the law. Payment of disability benefits 
and/or a beneficiary's period of disability will end if medical 
evidence or other information shows that an annuitant is not disabled 
under the standards prescribed in Section 2 of the RRA. Continuing 
disability reviews are generally conducted if one or more of the 
following conditions are met: (1) The annuitant is scheduled for a 
routine periodic review, (2) the annuitant returns to work and 
successfully completes a trial work period, (3) substantial earnings 
are posted to the annuitant's wage record, or (4) information is 
received from the annuitant or a reliable source that the annuitant has 
recovered or returned to work. Provisions relating to when and how 
often the RRB conducts disability reviews are prescribed in 20 CFR 
220.186.
    To enhance program integrity activities, the RRB utilizes Form G-
252, Self-Employment/Corporate Officer Work and Earnings Monitoring. 
Form G-252 obtains information from a disability annuitant who claims 
to be self-employed or a corporate officer or who the RRB determines to 
be self-employed or a corporate officer after a continuing disability 
review. The continuing disability review may be prompted by a report of 
work, return to railroad service, an allegation of a medical 
improvement or a routine disability review call-up. The information 
gathered is used to determine entitlement and/or continued entitlement 
to, and the amount of, the disability annuity, as prescribed in 20 CFR 
220.176. Completion is required to retain benefits. One response is 
required of each respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (79 FR 5471 on January 31, 2014) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

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Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Self-Employment/Corporate Officer Work and Earnings 
Monitoring.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0202.
    Form(s) submitted: G-252.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: To determine entitlement or continued entitlement to a 
disability annuity, the RRB will obtain information from disability 
annuitants who claim to be self-employed or a corporate officer or who 
the RRB determines to be self-employed or a corporate officer after a 
continuing disability review.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-252.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                      Annual           Time           Burden
                           Form number                               responses       (minutes)        (hours)
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G-252...........................................................             100              20              33
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        Total...................................................             100  ..............              33
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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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