Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 46881 [2014-18919]

Download as PDF 46881 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 154 / Monday, August 11, 2014 / Notices By the Commission. Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–18912 Filed 8–8–14; 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 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. SUMMARY: 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. Title and Purpose of Information Collection: Certification of Termination of Service and Relinquishment of Rights; OMB 3220–0016. Under Section 2(e)(2) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), an age and service annuity, spouse annuity, or divorced spouse annuity cannot be paid unless the RRB has evidence that the applicant has ceased railroad employment and relinquished rights to return to the service of a railroad employer. The procedure pertaining to the relinquishment of rights by an annuity applicant is prescribed in 20 CFR 216.24. Under Section 2(f)(6) of the RRA, earnings deductions are required each month an annuitant works in certain nonrailroad employment termed Last Pre-Retirement Non-Railroad Employment. Normally, the employee, spouse, or divorced spouse relinquishes rights and certifies that employment has ended as part of the annuity application process. However, this is not always the case. In limited circumstances, the RRB utilizes Form G–88, Certification of Termination of Service and Relinquishment of Rights, to obtain an applicant’s report of termination of employment and relinquishment of rights. One response is required of each respondent. Completion is required to obtain or retain benefits. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (79 FR 29821 on May 23, 2014) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Certification of Termination of Service and Relinquishment of Rights. OMB Control Number: 3220–0016. Form(s) submitted: G–88. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or households. Abstract: Under Section 2(e)(2) of the Railroad Retirement Act, the Railroad Retirement Board must have evidence that an annuitant for an age and service, spouse, or divorced spouse annuity has ceased railroad employment and relinquished their rights to return to the service of a railroad employer. The collection provides the means for obtaining this evidence. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no revisions to Form G–88. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Annual responses Form No. Time minutes) Burden (hours) G–88 ............................................................................................................................................ 3,600 6 360 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 3,600 ........................ 360 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. 2014–18919 Filed 8–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Aug 08, 2014 Jkt 232001 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Investment Company Act Release No. 31197; File No. 812–14306] H&Q Healthcare Investors, et al.; Notice of Application August 5, 2014. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of an application under section 6(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (‘‘Act’’) for an exemption from section 19(b) of the Act and rule 19b–1 under the Act. AGENCY: H&Q Healthcare Investors (‘‘HQH’’), H&Q Life Sciences Investors (‘‘HQL’’), Tekla Healthcare Opportunities Fund (the ‘‘New Fund’’) and Tekla Capital Management, LLC (‘‘TCM’’). APPLICANTS: PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Summary of Application: Applicants request an order to permit certain registered closed-end investment companies to make periodic distributions of long-term capital gains with respect to their outstanding common stock as frequently as twelve times in any one taxable year, and as frequently as distributions are specified by or in accordance with the terms of any outstanding preferred stock that such investment companies may issue. The requested order would supersede a prior order (‘‘Prior Order’’).1 DATES: Filing Dates: The application was filed on May 9, 2014 and amended on July 18, 2014. HEARING OR NOTIFICATION OF HEARING: An order granting the application will be issued unless the Commission orders SUMMARY: 1 H&Q Healthcare Investors, et al., Investment Company Act Release Nos. 24232 (Jan. 3, 2000) (Notice) and 24273 (Jan. 31, 2000). E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 154 (Monday, August 11, 2014)]
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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.
    Title and Purpose of Information Collection: Certification of 
Termination of Service and Relinquishment of Rights; OMB 3220-0016.
    Under Section 2(e)(2) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), an age 
and service annuity, spouse annuity, or divorced spouse annuity cannot 
be paid unless the RRB has evidence that the applicant has ceased 
railroad employment and relinquished rights to return to the service of 
a railroad employer. The procedure pertaining to the relinquishment of 
rights by an annuity applicant is prescribed in 20 CFR 216.24. Under 
Section 2(f)(6) of the RRA, earnings deductions are required each month 
an annuitant works in certain nonrailroad employment termed Last Pre-
Retirement Non-Railroad Employment.
    Normally, the employee, spouse, or divorced spouse relinquishes 
rights and certifies that employment has ended as part of the annuity 
application process. However, this is not always the case. In limited 
circumstances, the RRB utilizes Form G-88, Certification of Termination 
of Service and Relinquishment of Rights, to obtain an applicant's 
report of termination of employment and relinquishment of rights. One 
response is required of each respondent. Completion is required to 
obtain or retain benefits.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (79 FR 29821 on May 23, 2014) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Certification of Termination of Service and Relinquishment 
of Rights.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0016.
    Form(s) submitted: G-88.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or households.
    Abstract: Under Section 2(e)(2) of the Railroad Retirement Act, the 
Railroad Retirement Board must have evidence that an annuitant for an 
age and service, spouse, or divorced spouse annuity has ceased railroad 
employment and relinquished their rights to return to the service of a 
railroad employer. The collection provides the means for obtaining this 
evidence.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no revisions to Form G-88.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                      Annual           Time           Burden
                            Form No.                                 responses       (minutes)        (hours)
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G-88............................................................           3,600               6             360
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    Total.......................................................           3,600  ..............             360
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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.
[FR Doc. 2014-18919 Filed 8-8-14; 8:45 am]
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