Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 64872-64874 [2014-25860]

Download as PDF 64872 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 211 / Friday, October 31, 2014 / Notices For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.76 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–25890 Filed 10–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–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 104–13, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. This notice includes revisions and extensions 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 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, Number of responses Modality of completion 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 December 30, 2014. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. 1. Modified Benefit Formula Questionnaire-Foreign Pension—0960– 0561. SSA uses Form SSA–308 to determine exactly how much (if any) of a foreign pension may be used to reduce the amount of Title II Social Security retirement or disability benefits under the modified benefit formula. The respondents are applicants for Title II Social Security retirement or disability benefits who have foreign pensions. Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–308 .......................................................................................................... Greenberg cases ............................................................................................. 13,452 1,666 1 1 10 60 2,242 1,666 Totals ........................................................................................................ 15,118 ........................ ........................ 3,908 2. Filing Claims Under the Federal Tort Claims Act—20 CFR 429.101– 429.110—0960–0667. The Federal Tort Claims Act is the legal mechanism for compensating persons injured by negligent or wrongful acts that occur during the performance of official duties by Federal employees. In accordance with the law, SSA accepts monetary claims filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act for damages against the United States, loss of property, personal injury, or death resulting from an SSA employee’s wrongful act or omission. The regulation sections cleared under this information collection request require claimants to provide information SSA can use to investigate Number of responses Modality of completion and determine whether to make an award, compromise, or settlement under the Federal Tort Claims Act. The respondents are individuals or entities making a claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) 429.102; 429.103 1 ........................................................................................... 429.104(a) ........................................................................................................ 429.104(b) ........................................................................................................ 429.104(c) ........................................................................................................ 429.106(b) ........................................................................................................ 1 11 43 1 6 ........................ 1 1 1 1 ........................ 5 5 5 10 1 1 4 0 1 Totals ........................................................................................................ 62 ........................ ........................ 7 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1 The 1 hour represents a placeholder burden. We are not reporting a burden for this collection because respondents complete OMB-approved Form SF–95. 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. 76 17 To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than December 1, 2014. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB clearance package by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov. 1. Partnership Questionnaire—20 CFR 404.1080–1082—0960–0025. SSA considers partnership income in determining entitlement to Social Security benefits. SSA uses information from Form SSA–7104 to determine CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:23 Oct 30, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 64873 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 211 / Friday, October 31, 2014 / Notices several aspects of eligibility for benefits, including the accuracy of reported partnership earnings, the veracity of a retirement, and lag earnings. The respondents are applicants for, and recipients of, Title II Social Security Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance benefits. Number of responses Modality of completion SSA–7104 ................................................................................................ 2. Statement of Marital Relationship (By one of the parties)—20 CFR 404.726—0960–0038. SSA must obtain a signed statement from a spousal applicant if the applicant claims a common-law marriage to the insured in a state in which such marriages are recognized, and no formal marriage documentation exists. SSA uses Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Frequency of response 12,350 information we collect on Form SSA– 754–F4 to determine if an individual applying for spousal benefits meets the criteria of common-law marriage under state law. The respondents are applicants for spouse’s Social Security benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. Average burden per response (minutes) 1 30 Total estimated annual burden (hours) 6,175 Note: This is a correction notice. SSA published this information collection as a revision on August 28, 2014, at 79 FR 51387. Since we are no longer revising this information collection, it is now an extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Modality of completion Number of responses Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–754–F4 .................................................................................................... 30,000 1 30 15,000 3. Workers’ Compensation/Public Disability Questionnaire—20 CFR 404.408—0960–0247. Section 224 of the Social Security Act (Act) provides for the reduction of disability insurance benefits (DIB) when the combination of DIB and any workers’ compensation (WC) or certain Federal, State or local public disability benefits (PDB) exceeds 80 percent of the worker’s pre-disability earnings. SSA field office staff conducts face-to-face interviews with applicants using the electronic WC/PDB screens in the Modernized Claims System (MCS) to determine if the worker’s receipt of WC or PDB payments will cause a reduction of DIB. The respondents are applicants for the Title II DIB. Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Modality of completion Number of responses Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Total estimated annual burden (hours) MCS ................................................................................................................. 248,000 1 15 62,000 4. Medicaid Use Report—20 CFR 416.268—0960–0267. Section 20 CFR 416.268 of the Code of Federal Regulations requires SSA to determine eligibility for (1) special SSI cash payments and for (2) special SSI eligibility status for a person who works despite a disabling condition. It also explains how, in order to qualify for special SSI eligibility status, an individual must establish that termination of eligibility for benefits under Title XIX of the Act would seriously inhibit the ability to continue employment. SSA uses the information required by this regulation to determine if an individual is entitled to special Title XVI SSI payments and, consequently, to Medicaid. The respondents are SSI recipients for whom SSA has stopped payments based on earnings. Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Number of responses Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) 20 CFR 416.268 .............................................................................................. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Modality of completion 60,000 1 3 3,000 5. Medical Report on Adult with Allegation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection; Medical Report on Child with Allegation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection—20 CFR 416.933–20 CFR 416.934—0960– 0500. Section 1631(e)(i) of the Act VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:23 Oct 30, 2014 Jkt 235001 authorizes the Commissioner of SSA to gather information to make a determination about an applicant’s claim for SSI payments; this procedure is the presumptive disability (PD). SSA uses Forms SSA–4814–F5 and SSA– 4815–F6 to collect information PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 necessary to determine if an individual with human immunodeficiency virus infection, who is applying for SSI disability benefits, meets the requirements for PD. The respondents are the medical sources of the applicants for SSI disability payments. E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 64874 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 211 / Friday, October 31, 2014 / Notices Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of responses Modality of completion SSA–4814–F5 .................................................................................................. SSA–4815–F6 .................................................................................................. 46,200 12,900 Totals ........................................................................................................ 59,100 Dated: October 27, 2014. Faye Lipsky, Reports Clearance Director, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–25860 Filed 10–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Airport Property Release Notice; Southbridge Municipal Airport, Southbridge, MA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF STATE Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Meeting Notice; Closed Meeting The Department of State announces a meeting of the U.S. State Department— Overseas Security Advisory Council on November 18, 2014. Pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix), and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(7)(E), it has been determined that the meeting will be closed to the public. The meeting will focus on an examination of corporate security policies and procedures and will involve extensive discussion of trade secrets and proprietary commercial information that is privileged and confidential, and will discuss law enforcement investigative techniques and procedures. The agenda will include updated committee reports, a global threat overview, and other matters relating to private sector security policies and protective programs and the protection of U.S. business information overseas. For more information, contact Marsha Thurman, Overseas Security Advisory Council, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20522–2008, phone: 571–345–2214. Dated: October 2, 2014. Bill A. Miller, Director of the Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–25974 Filed 10–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–24–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Oct 30, 2014 The Federal Aviation Administration is considering a proposal to release approximately 30.29 acres of airport property for conservation land at the Southbridge Municipal Airport, Southbridge, MA. The acres to be released are currently not used for aeronautical purposes and are vacant wetlands. The released acres would be considered reimbursement for general funds the Town of Southbridge expended to provide the Airport with necessary services within the last 6 years. In accordance with section 47107(h) of Title 49 of the United States Code, the FAA invites public comment on this proposal. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 1, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may send comments using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow the instructions on providing comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W 12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Interested persons may inspect the request and supporting documents by contacting the FAA at the address listed under ‘‘FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Vick, Compliance and Land Use Specialist, New England Region Airports Division, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803. SUMMARY: [Public Notice: 8934] asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Frequency of response Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 1 Average burden per response (minutes) 10 10 Total estimated total annual burden (hours) 7,700 2,150 9,850 Telephone: 781–238–7618; Fax 781– 238–7608. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), Public Law 106–181 (Apr. 5, 2000; 114 Stat. 61), this notice must be published in the Federal Register not less than 30 days before the Secretary may waive any condition imposed on a federally obligated airport by grant agreements. The FAA invites public comment on the request, under the provisions of AIR 21, to release land at the Southbridge Municipal Airport from the obligation to use that land solely for aeronautical purposes and to allow its use for environmental mitigation. All comments will be considered by the FAA to the extent practicable. The Town of Southbridge has requested to release approximately 30.29 acres of airport land from federal obligations and to consider that land as reimbursement for $49,629.23 in general funds the Town of Southbridge expended to provide the Airport with services within the last 6 years. These acres are part of a larger 264-acre parcel currently depicted on the Airport Layout Plan. That larger parcel is identified as owned by the Town of Southbridge in the Worcester County Registry of Deeds, Book 2928, Page 89. The 30.29 acres are located on the west side of Commercial Drive and Barefoot Road and have 1369 feet of frontage on Commercial Drive and Barefoot Road, but also encompass a large area of wetlands based on MA Department of Environmental Protection Wetlands maps. The Airport also completed a Real Estate Appraisal Report for the parcel. The appraisal was conducted in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). The appraisal concludes that the Southbridge Municipal Airport will receive value for the land in terms of liquidating its debt to the Town and, in addition, value in terms of having the land preserved as conservation land without development in perpetuity. E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 211 (Friday, October 31, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64872-64874]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25860]


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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 104-13, the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. This notice 
includes revisions and extensions 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 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 
December 30, 2014. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instruments by writing to the above email address.
    1. Modified Benefit Formula Questionnaire-Foreign Pension--0960-
0561. SSA uses Form SSA-308 to determine exactly how much (if any) of a 
foreign pension may be used to reduce the amount of Title II Social 
Security retirement or disability benefits under the modified benefit 
formula. The respondents are applicants for Title II Social Security 
retirement or disability benefits who have foreign pensions.
    Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per       Estimated
             Modality of completion                  responses       response        response      total annual
                                                                                     (minutes)    burden (hours)
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SSA-308.........................................          13,452               1              10           2,242
Greenberg cases.................................           1,666               1              60           1,666
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................          15,118  ..............  ..............           3,908
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    2. Filing Claims Under the Federal Tort Claims Act--20 CFR 429.101-
429.110--0960-0667. The Federal Tort Claims Act is the legal mechanism 
for compensating persons injured by negligent or wrongful acts that 
occur during the performance of official duties by Federal employees. 
In accordance with the law, SSA accepts monetary claims filed under the 
Federal Tort Claims Act for damages against the United States, loss of 
property, personal injury, or death resulting from an SSA employee's 
wrongful act or omission. The regulation sections cleared under this 
information collection request require claimants to provide information 
SSA can use to investigate and determine whether to make an award, 
compromise, or settlement under the Federal Tort Claims Act. The 
respondents are individuals or entities making a claim under the 
Federal Tort Claims Act.
    Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per       Estimated
             Modality of completion                  responses       response        response      total annual
                                                                                     (minutes)    burden (hours)
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429.102; 429.103 \1\............................               1  ..............  ..............               1
429.104(a)......................................              11               1               5               1
429.104(b)......................................              43               1               5               4
429.104(c)......................................               1               1               5               0
429.106(b)......................................               6               1              10               1
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................              62  ..............  ..............               7
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\1\ The 1 hour represents a placeholder burden. We are not reporting a burden for this collection because
  respondents complete OMB-approved Form SF-95.

    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 December 1, 2014. Individuals can obtain copies of the 
OMB clearance package by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov.
    1. Partnership Questionnaire--20 CFR 404.1080-1082--0960-0025. SSA 
considers partnership income in determining entitlement to Social 
Security benefits. SSA uses information from Form SSA-7104 to determine

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several aspects of eligibility for benefits, including the accuracy of 
reported partnership earnings, the veracity of a retirement, and lag 
earnings. The respondents are applicants for, and recipients of, Title 
II Social Security Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance 
benefits.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                      Total
                                                 Number of       Frequency of   Average  burden     estimated
           Modality of completion                responses         response      per  response    annual burden
                                                                                   (minutes)         (hours)
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SSA-7104....................................          12,350                1               30            6,175
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    2. Statement of Marital Relationship (By one of the parties)--20 
CFR 404.726--0960-0038. SSA must obtain a signed statement from a 
spousal applicant if the applicant claims a common-law marriage to the 
insured in a state in which such marriages are recognized, and no 
formal marriage documentation exists. SSA uses information we collect 
on Form SSA-754-F4 to determine if an individual applying for spousal 
benefits meets the criteria of common-law marriage under state law. The 
respondents are applicants for spouse's Social Security benefits or 
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.

    Note:  This is a correction notice. SSA published this 
information collection as a revision on August 28, 2014, at 79 FR 
51387. Since we are no longer revising this information collection, 
it is now an extension of an OMB-approved information collection.

    Type of Request: Extension 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
                                                 responses         response        (minutes)         (hours)
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SSA-754-F4..................................          30,000                1               30           15,000
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    3. Workers' Compensation/Public Disability Questionnaire--20 CFR 
404.408--0960-0247. Section 224 of the Social Security Act (Act) 
provides for the reduction of disability insurance benefits (DIB) when 
the combination of DIB and any workers' compensation (WC) or certain 
Federal, State or local public disability benefits (PDB) exceeds 80 
percent of the worker's pre-disability earnings. SSA field office staff 
conducts face-to-face interviews with applicants using the electronic 
WC/PDB screens in the Modernized Claims System (MCS) to determine if 
the worker's receipt of WC or PDB payments will cause a reduction of 
DIB. The respondents are applicants for the Title II DIB.
    Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                      Total
                                                 Number of       Frequency of   Average  burden     estimated
           Modality of completion                responses         response      per  response    annual burden
                                                                                   (minutes)         (hours)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MCS.........................................         248,000                1               15           62,000
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    4. Medicaid Use Report--20 CFR 416.268--0960-0267. Section 20 CFR 
416.268 of the Code of Federal Regulations requires SSA to determine 
eligibility for (1) special SSI cash payments and for (2) special SSI 
eligibility status for a person who works despite a disabling 
condition. It also explains how, in order to qualify for special SSI 
eligibility status, an individual must establish that termination of 
eligibility for benefits under Title XIX of the Act would seriously 
inhibit the ability to continue employment. SSA uses the information 
required by this regulation to determine if an individual is entitled 
to special Title XVI SSI payments and, consequently, to Medicaid. The 
respondents are SSI recipients for whom SSA has stopped payments based 
on earnings.
    Type of Request: Extension 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
                                                 responses         response        (minutes)         (hours)
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20 CFR 416.268..............................          60,000                1                3            3,000
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    5. Medical Report on Adult with Allegation of Human 
Immunodeficiency Virus Infection; Medical Report on Child with 
Allegation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection--20 CFR 416.933-20 
CFR 416.934--0960-0500. Section 1631(e)(i) of the Act authorizes the 
Commissioner of SSA to gather information to make a determination about 
an applicant's claim for SSI payments; this procedure is the 
presumptive disability (PD). SSA uses Forms SSA-4814-F5 and SSA-4815-F6 
to collect information necessary to determine if an individual with 
human immunodeficiency virus infection, who is applying for SSI 
disability benefits, meets the requirements for PD. The respondents are 
the medical sources of the applicants for SSI disability payments.

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    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average          Total
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per       estimated
             Modality of completion                  responses       response        response      total annual
                                                                                     (minutes)    burden (hours)
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SSA-4814-F5.....................................          46,200               1              10           7,700
SSA-4815-F6.....................................          12,900               1              10           2,150
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................          59,100                                           9,850
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    Dated: October 27, 2014.
Faye Lipsky,
Reports Clearance Director, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-25860 Filed 10-30-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4191-02-P