Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 8323-8326 [2016-03380]

Download as PDF 8323 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 32 / Thursday, February 18, 2016 / Notices Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ 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 such 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– NASDAQ–2016–012, and should be submitted on or before March 10, 2016. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.25 Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–03268 Filed 2–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235, Fax: 410–966–2830, Email address: OR.Reports.Clearance@ ssa.gov, SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2016–0003] 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 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 Number of responses Modality of completion Or you may submit your comments online through www.regulations.gov, referencing Docket ID Number [SSA– 2016–0003]. 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 April 18, 2016. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. 1. Request to be Selected as a Payee— 20 CFR 404.2010–404.2055, 416.601– 416.665—0960–0014. SSA requires an individual applying to be a representative payee for a Social Security beneficiary or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient to complete Form SSA–11–BK. SSA obtains information from applicant payees regarding their relationship to the beneficiary; personal qualifications; concern for the beneficiary’s well-being; and intended use of benefits if appointed as payee. The respondents are individuals; private sector businesses and institutions; and State and local government institutions and agencies applying to become representative payees. Type of Request: Revision of an OMB approved information collection. Individuals and Households (90%): Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Representative Payee System (RPS) ............................................................. Paper Version .................................................................................................. 1,438,200 91,800 1 1 11 11 263,670 16,830 Total .......................................................................................................... 1,530,000 ........................ ........................ 280,500 Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Private Sector (9%): Number of responses Modality of completion Estimated total annual burden (hours) mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Representative Payee System (RPS) ............................................................. Paper Version .................................................................................................. 149,940 3,060 1 1 11 11 27,489 561 Total .......................................................................................................... 153,000 ........................ ........................ 28,050 State/Local/Tribal Government (1%): 25 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Feb 17, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00151 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 8324 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 32 / Thursday, February 18, 2016 / Notices Number of responses Modality of completion Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Representative Payee System (RPS) ............................................................. Paper Version .................................................................................................. 16,660 340 1 1 11 11 3,054 62 Total .......................................................................................................... 17,000 ........................ ........................ 3,116 Grand Total ....................................................................................... 1,700,000 ........................ ........................ 311,666 2. Application for Benefits Under the Italy-U.S. International Social Security Agreement—20 CFR 404.1925—0960– 0445. As per the November 1, 1978 agreement between the United States and Italian Social Security agencies, residents of Italy filing an application for U.S. Social Security benefits directly with one of the Italian Social Security agencies must complete Form SSA– 2528. SSA uses Form SSA–2528 to establish age, relationship, citizenship, marriage, death, military service, or to evaluate a family bible or other family record when determining eligibility for benefits. The Italian Social Security Number of responses Modality of completion SSA–2528 ........................................................................................................ 3. Child Care Dropout Questionnaire—20 CFR 404.211(e)(4)— 0960–0474. If individuals applying for Title II disability benefits care for their own or their spouse’s children under age 3, and have no steady earnings agencies assist applicants in completing Form SSA–2528, and then forward the application to SSA for processing. The respondents are individuals living in Italy who wish to file for U.S. Social Security benefits. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Frequency of response 300 during the time they care for those children, they may exclude that period of care from the disability computation period. We call this the child-care dropout exclusion. SSA uses the information from Form SSA–4162 to Average burden per response (minutes) 1 Estimated total annual burden (hours) 20 100 determine if an individual qualifies for this exclusion. Respondents are applicants for Title II disability benefits. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Modality of completion Number of responses Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–4162 ........................................................................................................ 2,000 1 5 167 4. Certification of Contents of Document(s) or Record(s)—20 CFR 404.715—0960–0689. SSA established procedures for individuals to provide the evidence necessary to establish their rights to Social Security benefits. Examples of such evidence categories include age, relationship, citizenship, marriage, death, and military service. Form SSA–704 allows SSA employees; State record custodians; and other custodians of evidentiary documents to certify and record information from original documents and records under their custodial ownership to establish these types of evidence. SSA uses Form SSA–704 in situations where individuals cannot produce the original evidentiary documentation required to establish benefits eligibility. The respondents are State record custodians and other custodians of evidentiary documents. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of responses Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–704 .......................................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Modality of completion 176 1 10 29 5. Supplemental Security Income Wage Reporting (Telephone and Mobile)—20 CFR 416.701–732—0960– 0715. SSA requires SSI recipients to report changes which could affect their eligibility for, and the amount of, their SSI payments, such as changes in income, resources, and living VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Feb 17, 2016 Jkt 238001 arrangements. SSA’s SSI Telephone Wage Reporting (SSITWR) and SSI Mobile Wage Reporting (SSIMWR) enable SSI recipients to meet these requirements via an automated mechanism to report their monthly wages by telephone and mobile application, instead of contacting their PO 00000 Frm 00152 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 local field offices. The SSITWR allows callers to report their wages by speaking their responses through voice recognition technology, or by keying in responses using a telephone key pad. The SSIMWR allows recipients to report their wages through the mobile wage reporting application on their E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 8325 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 32 / Thursday, February 18, 2016 / Notices smartphone. SSITWR and SSIMWR systems collect the same information and send it to SSA over secure channels. To ensure the security of the information provided, SSITWR and SSIMWR ask respondents to provide information SSA can compare against our records for authentication purposes. Once the system authenticates the identity of the respondents, they can Number of responses Modality of completion report their wage data. The respondents are SSI recipients, deemors, or their representative payees. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Training/Instruction* ......................................................................................... SSITWR ........................................................................................................... SSIMWR .......................................................................................................... 79,000 37,000 42,000 1 12 12 35 5 3 46,083 37,000 25,200 Total .......................................................................................................... 79,000 ........................ ........................ 108,283 * The same 79,000 respondents complete the training as well as one modality of collection, therefore the actual total number of respondents remains 79,000. 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 March 21, 2016. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ ssa.gov. 1. Application for Widow’s or Widower’s Insurance Benefits—20 CFR 404.335–404.338, & 404.603—0960– 0004. Section 2029(e) and 202(f) of the Social Security Act (Act) set forth the requirements for entitlement to widow(er)’s benefits, including the requirements to file an application. For SSA to make a formal determination for entitlement to widow(er)’s benefits, we use the Form SSA–10–BK to determine whether an applicant meets the Number of responses Modality of completion statutory and regulatory conditions for entitlement to widow(er)’s Title II benefits. SSA employees interview individuals applying for benefits either face-to-face or via telephone and enter the information on the paper form or into the Modernized Claims System (MCS). The respondents are applicants for widow(er)’s benefits. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–10–BK paper version .............................................................................. SSA–10–BK MCS version ............................................................................... 2,045 453,509 1 1 15 14 511 105,819 Totals ........................................................................................................ 455,554 ........................ ........................ 106,330 2. Employer Verification of Records for Children Under Age Seven—20 CFR 404.801–404.803, 404.821–404.822— 0960–0505. SSA discovered as many as 70 percent of the wage reports we receive for children under age seven are actually the earnings of someone other than the child. To ensure we credit the correct person with the reported earnings, SSA verifies wage reports for children under age seven with the children’s employers before posting to the earnings record. SSA uses Form SSA–L3231–C1, Request for Employer Information, for this purpose. The respondents are employers who report earnings for children under age seven. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of responses Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–L3231–C1 ............................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Modality of completion 20,000 1 10 3,333 3. Wage Reports and Pension Information—20 CFR 422.122(b)—0960– 0547. Pension plan administrators annually file plan information with the Internal Revenue Service, which then forwards the information to SSA. SSA maintains and organizes this information by plan number, plan participant’s name, and Social Security number. Under section 1131(a) of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Feb 17, 2016 Jkt 238001 Act, pension plan participants are entitled to request this information from SSA. The Wage Reports and Pension Information regulation, under 20 CFR 422.122(b) of the Code of Federal Regulations, stipulates that before SSA disseminates this information, the requestor must first submit a written request with identifying information to PO 00000 Frm 00153 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SSA. The respondents are requestors of pension plan information. This is a correction notice: SSA published the incorrect burden, information for this collection at 80 FR 75484, on 12/2/15. We are correcting this error here. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 8326 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 32 / Thursday, February 18, 2016 / Notices Number of responses Modality of completion Requests for pension plan information ............................................................ Dated: February 12, 2016. Naomi R. Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–03380 Filed 2–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9449] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy will hold a public meeting from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in Room 106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, at the corner of First Street and Constitution Ave. NE., Washington, DC 20002. The meeting’s topic will be ‘‘Reassessing Global Countering Violent Extremism Strategy’’ and will feature the head of the new Global Engagement Center at the U.S. Department of State. Other representatives from the State Department will be in attendance. This meeting is open to the public, members and staff of Congress, the State Department, Defense Department, the media, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations. To attend and make any requests for reasonable accommodation, email pdcommission@state.gov by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Please arrive for the meeting by 9:45 a.m. to allow for a prompt meeting start. The United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy appraises U.S. Government activities intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics. The Advisory Commission may conduct studies, inquiries, and meetings, as it deems necessary. It may assemble and disseminate information and issue reports and other publications, subject to the approval of the Chairperson, in consultation with the Executive Director. The Advisory Commission may undertake foreign travel in pursuit of its studies and coordinate, sponsor, or oversee projects, studies, events, or other activities that it deems desirable and necessary in fulfilling its functions. The Commission consists of seven members appointed by the President, by VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Feb 17, 2016 Jkt 238001 580 and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The members of the Commission represent the public interest and are selected from a cross section of educational, communications, cultural, scientific, technical, public service, labor, business, and professional backgrounds. Not more than four members are from any one political party. The President designates a member to chair the Commission. The current members of the Commission are: Mr. William Hybl of Colorado, Chairman; Ambassador Lyndon Olson of Texas, Vice Chairman; Mr. Sim Farar of California, Vice Chairman; Ambassador Penne KorthPeacock of Texas; Ms. Lezlee Westine of Virginia; and Anne Terman Wedner of Illinois. One seat on the Commission is currently vacant. To request further information about the meeting or the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, you may contact its Executive Director, Katherine Brown, at BrownKA4@ state.gov. Dated: February 4, 2016. Katherine Brown, Executive Director, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2016–03374 Filed 2–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–45–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE Delegation of Authority 250–1: Further Assignment of Functions Under the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (the ‘‘Act’’) to Other Departments and Agencies of the Executive Branch Department of State. ACTION: Further assignment of functions. AGENCY: The Act specifically granted the President certain authorities and assigned the President certain functions related to agreements covered by the Act’s provisions. In Executive Order No. 13701, the President assigned certain of these functions to the Secretary of State and provided guidance for performing those functions, including the further assignment of functions to officers of any other department or agency within the Executive Branch. This notice informs the public of the Secretary of State’s further assignment of certain functions. This notice does not create SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00154 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) 1 Estimated total annual burden (hours) 30 290 any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or equity by a party against the United States, its departments, agencies, instrumentalities or entities, its officers or employees, or any other person. 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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2016-0003]


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 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,

Or you may submit your comments online through www.regulations.gov, 
referencing Docket ID Number [SSA-2016-0003].
    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 
April 18, 2016. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instruments by writing to the above email address.
    1. Request to be Selected as a Payee--20 CFR 404.2010-404.2055, 
416.601-416.665--0960-0014. SSA requires an individual applying to be a 
representative payee for a Social Security beneficiary or Supplemental 
Security Income (SSI) recipient to complete Form SSA-11-BK. SSA obtains 
information from applicant payees regarding their relationship to the 
beneficiary; personal qualifications; concern for the beneficiary's 
well-being; and intended use of benefits if appointed as payee. The 
respondents are individuals; private sector businesses and 
institutions; and State and local government institutions and agencies 
applying to become representative payees.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB approved information 
collection.
    Individuals and Households (90%):

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                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
             Modality of completion                  responses       response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
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Representative Payee System (RPS)...............       1,438,200               1              11         263,670
Paper Version...................................          91,800               1              11          16,830
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................       1,530,000  ..............  ..............         280,500
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    Private Sector (9%):

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                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
             Modality of completion                  responses       response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Representative Payee System (RPS)...............         149,940               1              11          27,489
Paper Version...................................           3,060               1              11             561
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................         153,000  ..............  ..............          28,050
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    State/Local/Tribal Government (1%):

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                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
             Modality of completion                  responses       response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
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Representative Payee System (RPS)...............          16,660               1              11           3,054
Paper Version...................................             340               1              11              62
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................          17,000  ..............  ..............           3,116
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
        Grand Total.............................       1,700,000  ..............  ..............         311,666
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    2. Application for Benefits Under the Italy-U.S. International 
Social Security Agreement--20 CFR 404.1925--0960-0445. As per the 
November 1, 1978 agreement between the United States and Italian Social 
Security agencies, residents of Italy filing an application for U.S. 
Social Security benefits directly with one of the Italian Social 
Security agencies must complete Form SSA-2528. SSA uses Form SSA-2528 
to establish age, relationship, citizenship, marriage, death, military 
service, or to evaluate a family bible or other family record when 
determining eligibility for benefits. The Italian Social Security 
agencies assist applicants in completing Form SSA-2528, and then 
forward the application to SSA for processing. The respondents are 
individuals living in Italy who wish to file for U.S. Social Security 
benefits.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
             Modality of completion                  responses       response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
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SSA-2528........................................             300               1              20             100
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    3. Child Care Dropout Questionnaire--20 CFR 404.211(e)(4)--0960-
0474. If individuals applying for Title II disability benefits care for 
their own or their spouse's children under age 3, and have no steady 
earnings during the time they care for those children, they may exclude 
that period of care from the disability computation period. We call 
this the child-care dropout exclusion. SSA uses the information from 
Form SSA-4162 to determine if an individual qualifies for this 
exclusion. Respondents are applicants for Title II disability benefits.
    Type of Request: Revision 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-4162....................................           2,000                1                5              167
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    4. Certification of Contents of Document(s) or Record(s)--20 CFR 
404.715--0960-0689. SSA established procedures for individuals to 
provide the evidence necessary to establish their rights to Social 
Security benefits. Examples of such evidence categories include age, 
relationship, citizenship, marriage, death, and military service. Form 
SSA-704 allows SSA employees; State record custodians; and other 
custodians of evidentiary documents to certify and record information 
from original documents and records under their custodial ownership to 
establish these types of evidence. SSA uses Form SSA-704 in situations 
where individuals cannot produce the original evidentiary documentation 
required to establish benefits eligibility. The respondents are State 
record custodians and other custodians of evidentiary documents.
    Type of Request: Revision 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-704.....................................             176                1               10               29
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    5. Supplemental Security Income Wage Reporting (Telephone and 
Mobile)--20 CFR 416.701-732--0960-0715. SSA requires SSI recipients to 
report changes which could affect their eligibility for, and the amount 
of, their SSI payments, such as changes in income, resources, and 
living arrangements. SSA's SSI Telephone Wage Reporting (SSITWR) and 
SSI Mobile Wage Reporting (SSIMWR) enable SSI recipients to meet these 
requirements via an automated mechanism to report their monthly wages 
by telephone and mobile application, instead of contacting their local 
field offices. The SSITWR allows callers to report their wages by 
speaking their responses through voice recognition technology, or by 
keying in responses using a telephone key pad. The SSIMWR allows 
recipients to report their wages through the mobile wage reporting 
application on their

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smartphone. SSITWR and SSIMWR systems collect the same information and 
send it to SSA over secure channels. To ensure the security of the 
information provided, SSITWR and SSIMWR ask respondents to provide 
information SSA can compare against our records for authentication 
purposes. Once the system authenticates the identity of the 
respondents, they can report their wage data. The respondents are SSI 
recipients, deemors, or their representative payees.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
             Modality of completion                  responses       response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
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Training/Instruction*...........................          79,000               1              35          46,083
SSITWR..........................................          37,000              12               5          37,000
SSIMWR..........................................          42,000              12               3          25,200
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................          79,000  ..............  ..............         108,283
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* The same 79,000 respondents complete the training as well as one modality of collection, therefore the actual
  total number of respondents remains 79,000.

    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 March 21, 2016. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB 
clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov.
    1. Application for Widow's or Widower's Insurance Benefits--20 CFR 
404.335-404.338, & 404.603--0960-0004. Section 2029(e) and 202(f) of 
the Social Security Act (Act) set forth the requirements for 
entitlement to widow(er)'s benefits, including the requirements to file 
an application. For SSA to make a formal determination for entitlement 
to widow(er)'s benefits, we use the Form SSA-10-BK to determine whether 
an applicant meets the statutory and regulatory conditions for 
entitlement to widow(er)'s Title II benefits. SSA employees interview 
individuals applying for benefits either face-to-face or via telephone 
and enter the information on the paper form or into the Modernized 
Claims System (MCS). The respondents are applicants for widow(er)'s 
benefits.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
             Modality of completion                  responses       response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SSA-10-BK paper version.........................           2,045               1              15             511
SSA-10-BK MCS version...........................         453,509               1              14         105,819
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................         455,554  ..............  ..............         106,330
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    2. Employer Verification of Records for Children Under Age Seven--
20 CFR 404.801-404.803, 404.821-404.822--0960-0505. SSA discovered as 
many as 70 percent of the wage reports we receive for children under 
age seven are actually the earnings of someone other than the child. To 
ensure we credit the correct person with the reported earnings, SSA 
verifies wage reports for children under age seven with the children's 
employers before posting to the earnings record. SSA uses Form SSA-
L3231-C1, Request for Employer Information, for this purpose. The 
respondents are employers who report earnings for children under age 
seven.
    Type of Request: Revision 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-L3231-C1................................          20,000                1               10            3,333
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    3. Wage Reports and Pension Information--20 CFR 422.122(b)--0960-
0547. Pension plan administrators annually file plan information with 
the Internal Revenue Service, which then forwards the information to 
SSA. SSA maintains and organizes this information by plan number, plan 
participant's name, and Social Security number. Under section 1131(a) 
of the Act, pension plan participants are entitled to request this 
information from SSA. The Wage Reports and Pension Information 
regulation, under 20 CFR 422.122(b) of the Code of Federal Regulations, 
stipulates that before SSA disseminates this information, the requestor 
must first submit a written request with identifying information to 
SSA. The respondents are requestors of pension plan information.
    This is a correction notice: SSA published the incorrect burden, 
information for this collection at 80 FR 75484, on 12/2/15. We are 
correcting this error here.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
             Modality of completion                  responses       response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
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Requests for pension plan information...........             580               1              30             290
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    Dated: February 12, 2016.
Naomi R. Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-03380 Filed 2-17-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4191-02-P