Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 56832-56833 [2014-22307]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 56832 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 184 / Tuesday, September 23, 2014 / Notices information must be filed using an approved PBGC form. Under § 4007.10 of the premium payment regulation, plan administrators are required to retain records about premiums and information submitted in premium filings. Premium filings report (i) the flat-rate premium and related data (all plans), (ii) the variable-rate premium and related data (single-employer plans), and (iii) additional data such as identifying information and miscellaneous planrelated or filing-related data (all plans). PBGC needs this information to identify the plans for which premiums are paid, to verify whether the amounts paid are correct, to help PBGC determine the magnitude of its exposure in the event of plan termination, to help track the creation of new plans and transfer of participants and plan assets and liabilities among plans, and to keep PBGC’s insured-plan inventory up to date. That information and the retained records are also needed for audit purposes. PBGC intends to revise the 2015 filing procedures and instructions to: • Require reporting of certain undertakings to cash out or annuitize benefits for a specified group of former employees; • Change certain premium declaration certification procedures, resulting in greater uniformity among the procedures applicable to different filing methods. and • Offer the option for a plan to provide a telephone number specifically for inclusion in PBGC’s Search Plan List on PBGC’s Web site, instead of the number provided for PBGC to contact the plan administrator. PBGC is also intending to update the premium rates and make conforming, clarifying, and editorial changes. The collection of information under the regulation has been approved through April 30, 2017, by OMB under control number 1212–0009. PBGC intends to request that OMB approve the revised collection of information for three years. 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. PBGC estimates that it will receive 25,700 premium filings per year from 25,700 plan administrators under this collection of information. PBGC further estimates that the average annual burden of this collection of information is 8,000 hours and $53,200,000. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 22, 2014 Jkt 232001 PBGC is soliciting public comments to— • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodologies and assumptions used; • enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Issued in Washington, DC, this 17th day of September, 2014. Judith Starr, General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. [FR Doc. 2014–22580 Filed 9–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7709–02–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 an forwarding 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 collections of information to determine (1) the practical utility of the collections; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collections; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OIRA receive them within 30 days of the publication date. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Application for Reimbursement for Hospital Insurance Services in Canada; OMB 3220–0086. Under section 7(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the RRB administers the Medicare program for persons covered by the railroad retirement system. Payments are provided under section 7(d)4) of the RRA for medical services furnished in Canada to the same extent as for those furnished in the United States. However, payments for the services furnished in Canada are made from the Railroad Retirement Account rather than from the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, with the payments limited to the amount by which insurance benefits under Medicare exceed the amount payable under Canadian Provincial plans. Form AA–104, Application for Canadian Hospital Benefits Under Medicare—Part A, is provided by the RRB to a claimant seeking reimbursement for covered hospital services received in Canada. The form obtains information needed to determine the eligibility of the applicant and the amount of any reimbursement due. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is required to obtain a benefit. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (79 FR 37357 on July 1, 2014) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Application for Reimbursement for Hospital Insurance Services in Canada. OMB Control Number: 3220–0086. Form(s) submitted: AA–104. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: The Railroad Retirement Board administers the Medicare program for persons covered by the railroad retirement system. The collection obtains the information needed to determine eligibility and for the amount due for covered hospital services received in Canada. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form AA–104. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 56833 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 184 / Tuesday, September 23, 2014 / Notices Form No. Annual responses Time (minutes) Burden (hours) AA–104 ........................................................................................................................................ 30 10 5 2. Title and purpose of information collection: Availability for Work; OMB 3220–0164. Under Section 1(k) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, unemployment benefits are not payable for any day for which the claimant is not available for work. Under Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) regulation 20 CFR 327.5, ‘‘available for work’’ is defined as being willing and ready for work. A claimant is ‘‘willing’’ to work if willing to accept and perform for hire such work as is reasonably appropriate to his or her employment circumstances. A claimant is ‘‘ready’’ for work if he or she (1) is in a position to receive notice of work and is willing to accept and perform such work, and (2) is prepared to be present with the customary equipment at the location of such work within the time usually allotted. Under RRB regulation 20 CFR 327.15, a claimant may be requested at any time to show, as evidence of willingness to work, that reasonable efforts are being made to obtain work. In order to determine whether a claimant is; (a) available for work, and (b) willing to work, the RRB utilizes Forms UI–38, UI Claimant’s Report of Efforts to Find Work, and UI–38s, School Attendance and Availability Questionnaire, to obtain information from the claimant and Form ID–8k, Questionnaire— Reinstatement of Discharged or Suspended Employee, from the union representative. One response is completed by each respondent. Completion of Forms UI–38 and UI–38s is required to obtain or retain benefits. Completion of Form ID–8k is voluntary. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (79 FR 37357 on July 1, 2014) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Availability for Work. OMB Control Number: 3220–0164. Form(s) submitted: UI–38, UI–38s, and ID–8k. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or Households, Non-profit institutions. Abstract: Under Section 1(k) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, unemployment benefits are not payable for any day in which the claimant is not available for work. The collection obtains information needed by the RRB to determine whether a claimant is willing and ready to work. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to the forms in the collection. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Annual responses Form No. Time (minutes) Burden (hours) UI–38s: In person ............................................................................................................................... By mail .................................................................................................................................. UI–38 ........................................................................................................................................... ID–8k ............................................................................................................................................ 42 86 2,048 5,668 6 10 11.5 5 4 14 392 472 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 7,844 ........................ 882 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Charles Mierzwa, Chief of Information Resources Management. [FR Doc. 2014–22307 Filed 9–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 22, 2014 Jkt 232001 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, Washington, DC 20549–2736. Extension: Rule 12g3–2, SEC File No. 270–104, OMB Control No. 3235–0119. 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’’) is soliciting comments on the collection of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for approval. Rule 12g3–2 (17 CFR 240.12g3–2) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Exchange Act’’) provides an PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 exemption from Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78l(g)) for foreign private issuers. Rule 12g3–2 is designed to provide investors in foreign securities with information about such securities and the foreign issuer. The information filed under Rule 12g3–2 must be filed with the Commission and is publicly available. We estimate that it takes 8.95 hours per response to prepare and is filed by approximately 1,386 respondents. Each respondent files an estimated 12 times submissions pursuant to Rule 12g3–per year for a total of 16,632 respondents. We estimate that 25% of 8.95 hours per response (2.2375 hours per response) to provide the information required under Rule 12g3–2 for a total annual reporting burden of 37,214 hours (2.2375 hours per response × 16,632 responses). Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether this proposed collection of information is necessary for the performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 184 (Tuesday, September 23, 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 an 
forwarding 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 collections of information 
to determine (1) the practical utility of the collections; (2) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden of the collections; (3) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is 
the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the 
RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper 
consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive 
them within 30 days of the publication date.
    1. Title and purpose of information collection: Application for 
Reimbursement for Hospital Insurance Services in Canada; OMB 3220-0086.
    Under section 7(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the RRB 
administers the Medicare program for persons covered by the railroad 
retirement system. Payments are provided under section 7(d)4) of the 
RRA for medical services furnished in Canada to the same extent as for 
those furnished in the United States. However, payments for the 
services furnished in Canada are made from the Railroad Retirement 
Account rather than from the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, 
with the payments limited to the amount by which insurance benefits 
under Medicare exceed the amount payable under Canadian Provincial 
plans.
    Form AA-104, Application for Canadian Hospital Benefits Under 
Medicare--Part A, is provided by the RRB to a claimant seeking 
reimbursement for covered hospital services received in Canada. The 
form obtains information needed to determine the eligibility of the 
applicant and the amount of any reimbursement due. One response is 
requested of each respondent. Completion is required to obtain a 
benefit.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (79 FR 37357 on July 1, 2014) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Application for Reimbursement for Hospital Insurance 
Services in Canada.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0086.
    Form(s) submitted: AA-104.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: The Railroad Retirement Board administers the Medicare 
program for persons covered by the railroad retirement system. The 
collection obtains the information needed to determine eligibility and 
for the amount due for covered hospital services received in Canada.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form AA-104.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                           Form No.                               responses     Time  (minutes)  Burden  (hours)
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AA-104.......................................................              30               10                5
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    2. Title and purpose of information collection: Availability for 
Work; OMB 3220-0164. Under Section 1(k) of the Railroad Unemployment 
Insurance Act, unemployment benefits are not payable for any day for 
which the claimant is not available for work.
    Under Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) regulation 20 CFR 327.5, 
``available for work'' is defined as being willing and ready for work. 
A claimant is ``willing'' to work if willing to accept and perform for 
hire such work as is reasonably appropriate to his or her employment 
circumstances. A claimant is ``ready'' for work if he or she (1) is in 
a position to receive notice of work and is willing to accept and 
perform such work, and (2) is prepared to be present with the customary 
equipment at the location of such work within the time usually 
allotted.
    Under RRB regulation 20 CFR 327.15, a claimant may be requested at 
any time to show, as evidence of willingness to work, that reasonable 
efforts are being made to obtain work. In order to determine whether a 
claimant is; (a) available for work, and (b) willing to work, the RRB 
utilizes Forms UI-38, UI Claimant's Report of Efforts to Find Work, and 
UI-38s, School Attendance and Availability Questionnaire, to obtain 
information from the claimant and Form ID-8k, Questionnaire--
Reinstatement of Discharged or Suspended Employee, from the union 
representative. One response is completed by each respondent. 
Completion of Forms UI-38 and UI-38s is required to obtain or retain 
benefits. Completion of Form ID-8k is voluntary.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (79 FR 37357 on July 1, 2014) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Availability for Work.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0164.
    Form(s) submitted: UI-38, UI-38s, and ID-8k.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households, Non-profit 
institutions.
    Abstract: Under Section 1(k) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance 
Act, unemployment benefits are not payable for any day in which the 
claimant is not available for work. The collection obtains information 
needed by the RRB to determine whether a claimant is willing and ready 
to work.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to the forms in the 
collection.
    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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UI-38s:
    In person...................................................              42               6               4
    By mail.....................................................              86              10              14
UI-38...........................................................           2,048            11.5             392
ID-8k...........................................................           5,668               5             472
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    Total.......................................................           7,844  ..............             882
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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: 
OIRASubmission@omb.eop.gov.

Charles Mierzwa,
Chief of Information Resources Management.
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