Charging Standard Administrative Fees for Nonprogram-Related Information Requests for Detailed Social Security Earnings, 66445-66446 [2014-26484]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 216 / Friday, November 7, 2014 / Notices securities exchange. The Adviser represents that, by allowing the Fund to invest in ETFs and closed-end funds that invest substantially all of their assets in fixed-income securities and have such investments count towards the Fund’s 80% threshold, the Fund may be able to realize its investment objective in a more diversified and efficient manner than is currently available under the Fund’s current 20% limitation on non-fixed income securities investments. Possible increased investments in such ETFs and closed-end funds would give the Fund access to a diverse set of fixed-income securities in an efficient fashion, with the liquidity and transparency of a U.S. exchange-traded security. With respect to the Fund’s operation as a diversified Fund, this change was made because, in view of the Fund’s investments, the Fund has been operating in a manner consistent with a diversified fund for three years and, pursuant to Commission guidance, the Fund has amended its disclosure in that regard. The revised representation in the September 27, 2013 Amendment reflects this fact. The proposed rule change is designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade and to protect investors and the public interest in that the Adviser represents that there is no change to the Fund’s investment objective. The Fund will continue to comply with all initial and continued listing requirements under NYSE Arca Equities Rule 8.600. The Adviser represents that the purpose of the proposed changes is to provide additional flexibility to the Adviser to meet the Fund’s investment objective, as discussed above. The proposed rule change is designed to perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest in that the Fund will continue to comply with all initial and continued listing requirements under NYSE Arca Equities Rule 8.600. The Adviser represents that the purpose of the proposed changes is to provide additional flexibility to the Adviser to meet the Fund’s investment objective, as discussed above. The Adviser represents that there is no change to the Fund’s investment objective. Except for the changes noted above, all other facts presented and representations made in the Prior Release remain unchanged. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Nov 06, 2014 Jkt 235001 of the purposes of the Act. The proposed changes to the Fund’s means of achieving the investment objective will permit the Fund to adjust its portfolio to allow the Fund to continue to meet its investment objectives in the most efficient manner possible and will enhance competition among issues of Managed Fund Shares that invest in fixed income securities. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants or Others No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change 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 proposed rule change; or (b) institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. IV. Solicitation of Comments 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: Electronic Comments • 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 Number SR– NYSEArca–2014–107 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSEArca–2014–107. 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/ PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66445 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 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 the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. 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 Number SR– NYSEArca–2014–107 and should be submitted on or before November 28, 2014. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.19 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–26461 Filed 11–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA–2014–0055] Charging Standard Administrative Fees for Nonprogram-Related Information Requests for Detailed Social Security Earnings Social Security Administration. Notice of updated schedule of standardized administrative fees. AGENCY: ACTION: On November 8, 2013,1 we announced in the Federal Register a new administrative fee we charge to the public for detailed yearly Social Security earnings information. We charge administrative fees to recover our full costs when we provide information and related services for nonprogram purposes. We are announcing an update to the previously published fee for detailed yearly Social Security earning information. The updated standard fee is part of our continuing effort to standardize fees SUMMARY: 19 17 1 78 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). FR 67210, November 8, 2013. E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 66446 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 216 / Friday, November 7, 2014 / Notices for nonprogram information requests. We reserve the right to review and update the published standard fees as necessary, but no less than every two years, to ensure the agency recovers the full cost of providing nonprogramrelated services. Standard fees provide consistency and ensure we recover the full cost of supplying information when we receive a request for a purpose not directly related to the administration of a program under the Social Security Act (Act). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1106 of the Act and the Privacy Act 2 authorize the Commissioner of Social Security to promulgate regulations regarding agency records and information and to charge fees for providing information and related services. Our regulations and operating instructions identify when we will charge fees for information.3 Whenever we determine a request for information is for any purpose not directly related to the administration of the Social Security programs, we require the requester to pay the full cost of providing the information. New Information: Based on the most recent cost analysis, we determined the new standard fee for detailed yearly Social Security earnings information is $136 for each request. We will certify the detailed earnings information for an additional $56. Note: Certification is usually not necessary. We based this updated standard fee on our most recent cost calculations for supplying this information and the standard fee methodology previously published in the Federal Register. A requestor can obtain certified and non-certified detailed yearly Social Security earnings information by completing the Form SSA–7050 (Request for Social Security Earnings Information). A requestor can continue to obtain non-certified, yearly earnings totals (Form SSA–7004, Request for a Social Security Statement) through our free online service mySocialSecurity, http:// socialsecurity.gov/myaccount/, a personal online account for Social Security information and services. Online Social Security Statements display uncertified yearly earnings, free of charge, and do not show any employer information. Certified yearly Social Security earnings totals cost $56, available by completing Form SSA– 7050. We will continue to evaluate all standard fees at least every two years to ensure we capture the full costs 2 42 U.S.C. 1306 and 5 U.S.C. 552a, respectively. 20 CFR 402.170, 402.175; Program Operations Manual System (POMS) GN 03311.005. 3 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Nov 06, 2014 Jkt 235001 associated with providing information for nonprogram-related purposes. We will require nonrefundable advance payment of the standard fee by check, money order, or credit card. We will not accept cash. If we revise any of the standard fees, we will publish another notice in the Federal Register. For other nonprogram-related requests for information not addressed here or within the current schedule of standardized administrative fees, we will continue to charge fees calculated on a case-by-case basis to recover our full cost of supplying the information. Additional Information Dated: November 3, 2014. Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security. [FR Doc. 2014–26484 Filed 11–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 8939] Fine Arts Committee; Notice of Meeting The Fine Arts Committee of the Department of State will meet on November 14, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. in the Henry Clay Room of the Harry S. Truman Building, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC. The meeting will last until approximately 3:00 p.m. and is open to the public. The agenda for the committee meeting will include a summary of the work of the Fine Arts Office since its last meeting on April 23, 2014 and the announcement of gifts and loans of furnishings as well as financial contributions from April 23, 2014 through October 30, 2014. Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: October 30, 2014. Marcee Craighill, Fine Arts Committee, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–26441 Filed 11–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–24–P Additional information is available on our Web site at http://socialsecurity.gov/ pgm/business.htm or by written request to: Social Security Administration, Office of Public Inquiries, Windsor Park Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235. DATES: The changes described above are effective for requests we receive on or after November 15, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristina Poist, Social Security Administration, Office of Finance, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401, (410) 597–1977. For information on eligibility or filing for benefits, visit our Internet site, Social Security Online, at http:// socialsecurity.gov, or call our national toll-free number, 1–800–772–1213 or TTY 1–800–325–0778. PO 00000 Public access to the Department of State is strictly controlled and space is limited. Members of the public wishing to take part in the meeting should telephone the Fine Arts Office at (202) 647–1990 or send an email to WallaceJA@State.gov by November 5th to make arrangements to enter the building. The public may take part in the discussion as long as time permits and at the discretion of the chairman. OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Request for Comments Concerning Compliance With Telecommunications Trade Agreements Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of request for public comment and reply comment. AGENCY: Pursuant to section 1377 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (19 U.S.C. 3106) (‘Section 1377’), the Office of the United States Trade Representative (‘‘USTR’’) is reviewing and requests comments on the operation, effectiveness, and implementation of, and compliance with the following agreements regarding telecommunications products and services of the United States: The World Trade Organization (‘‘WTO’’) General Agreement on Trade in Services; The North American Free Trade Agreement (‘‘NAFTA’’); U.S. free trade agreements (‘‘FTAs’’) with Australia, Bahrain, Chile, Colombia, Korea, Morocco, Oman, Panama, Peru, and Singapore; the Dominican Republic-Central AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement (‘‘CAFTA–DR’’); and any other telecommunications trade agreements, such as Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) for Conformity Assessment of Telecommunications Equipment. The USTR will conclude the review by March 31, 2015. DATES: Comments are due on December 5, 2014 and reply comments on December 19, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submissions should be made via the Internet at www.regulations.gov docket number USTR–2014–0022. For alternatives to on-line submissions please contact Yvonne Jamison (202–395–3475). The public is strongly encouraged to file SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA-2014-0055]


Charging Standard Administrative Fees for Nonprogram-Related 
Information Requests for Detailed Social Security Earnings

AGENCY: Social Security Administration.

ACTION: Notice of updated schedule of standardized administrative fees.

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SUMMARY: On November 8, 2013,\1\ we announced in the Federal Register a 
new administrative fee we charge to the public for detailed yearly 
Social Security earnings information. We charge administrative fees to 
recover our full costs when we provide information and related services 
for nonprogram purposes. We are announcing an update to the previously 
published fee for detailed yearly Social Security earning information.
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    \1\ 78 FR 67210, November 8, 2013.
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    The updated standard fee is part of our continuing effort to 
standardize fees

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for nonprogram information requests. We reserve the right to review and 
update the published standard fees as necessary, but no less than every 
two years, to ensure the agency recovers the full cost of providing 
nonprogram-related services. Standard fees provide consistency and 
ensure we recover the full cost of supplying information when we 
receive a request for a purpose not directly related to the 
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administration of a program under the Social Security Act (Act).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1106 of the Act and the Privacy Act 
\2\ authorize the Commissioner of Social Security to promulgate 
regulations regarding agency records and information and to charge fees 
for providing information and related services. Our regulations and 
operating instructions identify when we will charge fees for 
information.\3\ Whenever we determine a request for information is for 
any purpose not directly related to the administration of the Social 
Security programs, we require the requester to pay the full cost of 
providing the information.
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    \2\ 42 U.S.C. 1306 and 5 U.S.C. 552a, respectively.
    \3\ See 20 CFR 402.170, 402.175; Program Operations Manual 
System (POMS) GN 03311.005.
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    New Information: Based on the most recent cost analysis, we 
determined the new standard fee for detailed yearly Social Security 
earnings information is $136 for each request. We will certify the 
detailed earnings information for an additional $56. Note: 
Certification is usually not necessary. We based this updated standard 
fee on our most recent cost calculations for supplying this information 
and the standard fee methodology previously published in the Federal 
Register. A requestor can obtain certified and non-certified detailed 
yearly Social Security earnings information by completing the Form SSA-
7050 (Request for Social Security Earnings Information). A requestor 
can continue to obtain non-certified, yearly earnings totals (Form SSA-
7004, Request for a Social Security Statement) through our free online 
service mySocialSecurity, http://socialsecurity.gov/myaccount/, a 
personal online account for Social Security information and services. 
Online Social Security Statements display uncertified yearly earnings, 
free of charge, and do not show any employer information. Certified 
yearly Social Security earnings totals cost $56, available by 
completing Form SSA-7050.
    We will continue to evaluate all standard fees at least every two 
years to ensure we capture the full costs associated with providing 
information for nonprogram-related purposes. We will require 
nonrefundable advance payment of the standard fee by check, money 
order, or credit card. We will not accept cash. If we revise any of the 
standard fees, we will publish another notice in the Federal Register. 
For other nonprogram-related requests for information not addressed 
here or within the current schedule of standardized administrative 
fees, we will continue to charge fees calculated on a case-by-case 
basis to recover our full cost of supplying the information.

Additional Information

    Additional information is available on our Web site at http://socialsecurity.gov/pgm/business.htm or by written request to: Social 
Security Administration, Office of Public Inquiries, Windsor Park 
Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235.

DATES: The changes described above are effective for requests we 
receive on or after November 15, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristina Poist, Social Security 
Administration, Office of Finance, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, 
MD 21235-6401, (410) 597-1977. For information on eligibility or filing 
for benefits, visit our Internet site, Social Security Online, at 
http://socialsecurity.gov, or call our national toll-free number, 1-
800-772-1213 or TTY 1-800-325-0778.

    Dated: November 3, 2014.
Carolyn W. Colvin,
Acting Commissioner of Social Security.
[FR Doc. 2014-26484 Filed 11-6-14; 8:45 am]
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