Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 62788-62790 [2016-21834]

Download as PDF 62788 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 176 / Monday, September 12, 2016 / Notices or by sending an email to: Shagufta_ Ahmed@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) Pamela Dyson, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi Pavlik-Simon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, or by sending an email to: PRA_ Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: September 6, 2016. Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–21797 Filed 9–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2016–0043] 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, Number of respondents Modality of completion referencing Docket ID Number [SSA– 2016–0043]. 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 November 14, 2016. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. 1. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)—Quality Review Case Analysis— 0960–0133. To assess the SSI program and ensure the accuracy of its payments, SSA conducts legally mandated periodic SSI case analysis quality reviews. SSA uses Form SSA–8508 to conduct these reviews, collecting information on operating efficiency; the quality of underlying policies; and the effect of incorrect payments. SSA also uses the data to determine SSI program payment accuracy rate, which is a performance measure for the agency’s service delivery goals. Respondents are recipients of SSI payments selected for quality reviews. Type of Request: Revision of an OMB approved information collection. Frequency of response Average burden per response (minute) Estimated annual burden (hours) SSA–8508–BK (paper interview) ..................................................................... SSA–8508–BK (electronic) .............................................................................. 225 4,275 1 1 60 60 225 4,275 Totals ........................................................................................................ 4,500 ........................ ........................ 4,500 2. Social Security Benefits Application—20 CFR 404.310–404.311, 404.315–404.322, 404.330–404.333, 404.601–404.603, and 404.1501– 404.1512—0960–0618. Title II of the Social Security Act provides retirement, survivors, and disability benefits to members of the public who meet the required eligibility criteria and file the appropriate application. This collection comprises the various application methods for each type of benefits. SSA uses the information we gather through the multiple information collection tools in this information collection request to determine applicants’ eligibility for specific Social Security benefits, as well as the amount of the benefits. Individuals filing for disability benefits can, and in some instances SSA may require them to, file applications under both Title II, Social Security disability benefits, and Title XVI, SSI payments. We refer to disability applications filed under both titles as ‘‘concurrent applications.’’ This collection comprises the various application methods for each type of benefits. These methods include the following modalities: Paper forms (Forms SSA–1, SSA–2, and SSA–16); Modernized Claims System (MCS) screens for in-person interview applications; and Internet-based iClaim and iAppointment applications. SSA uses the information we collect through these modalities to determine: (1) The applicants’ eligibility for the abovementioned Social Security benefits and (2) the amount of the benefits. The respondents are applicants for retirement, survivors, and disability benefits under title II of the Social Security Act. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES FORM SSA–1 Number of respondents Modality of completion MCS/Signature Proxy ...................................................................................... Paper ............................................................................................................... Medicare-only MCS ......................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Sep 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency of response 2,793,597 115,678 880,763 E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 1 1 1 12SEN1 Average burden per response (minute) 10 11 7 Estimated annual burden (hours) 465,600 21,208 102,756 62789 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 176 / Monday, September 12, 2016 / Notices FORM SSA–1—Continued Number of respondents Modality of completion Frequency of response Average burden per response (minute) Estimated annual burden (hours) Medicare-only Paper ........................................................................................ 9,549 1 7 1,114 Totals ........................................................................................................ 3,779,587 ........................ ........................ 590,678 Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) FORM SSA–2 Number of respondents Modality of completion Estimated annual burden (hours) MCS/Signature Proxy ...................................................................................... Paper ............................................................................................................... 518,598 54,661 1 1 14 15 121,006 13,665 Totals ........................................................................................................ 573,259 ........................ ........................ 134,671 Frequency of response Average burden per response (minute) FORM SSA–16 Number of respondents Modality of completion Estimated annual burden (hours) MCS/Signature Proxy ...................................................................................... Paper ............................................................................................................... 2,483,952 116,294 1 1 19 20 786,585 38,765 Totals ........................................................................................................ 2,600,246 ........................ ........................ 825,350 Frequency of response Average burden per response (minute) iCLAIM SCREENS Number of respondents Modality of completion Estimated annual burden (hours) iClaim 3rd Party ............................................................................................... iClaim Applicant after 3rd Party Completion ................................................... First Party iClaim—Domestic Applicant ........................................................... First Party iClaim—Foreign Applicant .............................................................. Medicare-only iClaim ....................................................................................... 345,267 345,267 2,956,208 11,650 723,062 1 1 1 1 1 15 5 15 3 10 86,317 28,772 739,052 583 120,510 Totals ........................................................................................................ 4,381,454 ........................ ........................ 975,234 iAPPOINTMENT SCREENS Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minute) Estimated annual burden (hours) iAppointment .................................................................................................... 20,218 1 10 3,370 Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minute) Estimated annual burden (hours) Total ................................................................................................................. 11,374,764 ........................ ........................ 2,529,303 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES GRAND TOTAL II. SSA submitted the information collection below to OMB for clearance. Your comments regarding the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Sep 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 information collection would be most useful if OMB and SSA receive them 30 days from the date of this publication. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than October 12, 2016. Individuals can obtain E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 62790 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 176 / Monday, September 12, 2016 / Notices copies of the OMB clearance package by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ ssa.gov. Request to Withdraw a Hearing Request; Request to Withdraw an Appeals Council Request for Review; and Administrative Review Process for Adjudicating Initial Disability Claims— 20 CFR parts 404, 405, and 416—0960– 0710. Claimants have a statutory right under the Act and current regulations to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or SSI payments. SSA collects information at each step of the administrative process to adjudicate claims fairly and efficiently. SSA collects this information to establish a claimant’s right to administrative review and determine the severity of the claimant’s alleged impairments. SSA uses the information we collect to determine entitlement or continuing eligibility to SSDI benefits or SSI payments, and to Number of respondents 20 CFR Section No. enable appeals of these determinations. In addition, SSA collects information on Forms HA–85 and HA–86 to allow claimants to withdraw a hearing request or an Appeals Council review request. The respondents are applicants for Title II SSDI or Title XVI SSI benefits; their appointed representatives; legal advocates; medical sources; and schools. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated annual burden (hours) 404.961, 416.1461, 405.330, and 405.366 ..................................................... 404.950, 416.1450, and 405.332 .................................................................... 404.949 and 416.1449 ..................................................................................... 405.334 ............................................................................................................ 404.957, 416.1457, and 405.380 .................................................................... 405.381 ............................................................................................................ 405.401 ............................................................................................................ 404.971 and 416.1471 (HA–85; HA–86) ......................................................... 404.982 and 416.1482 ..................................................................................... 404.987 & 404.988 and 416.1487 & 416.148 and 405.601 ............................ 405.372(c) ........................................................................................................ 405.1(b)(5), 405.372(b) .................................................................................... 405.505 ............................................................................................................ 405.1(c)(2) ....................................................................................................... 405.20 .............................................................................................................. 12,220 1,040 2,868 20 21,041 37 5,310 1,606 1,687 12,425 5,310 833 833 5,310 5,310 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 20 20 60 60 10 30 10 10 30 30 10 30 30 10 10 4,073 347 2,868 20 3,507 19 885 268 844 6,213 885 417 417 885 885 Totals ........................................................................................................ 75,850 ........................ ........................ 22,533 Dated: September 7, 2016. Naomi R. Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–21834 Filed 9–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. EP 552 (Sub-No. 20)] Railroad Revenue Adequacy—2015 Determination Surface Transportation Board. ACTION: Notice of decision. AGENCY: On September 8, 2016, the Board served a decision announcing the 2015 revenue adequacy determinations for the Nation’s Class I railroads. Four carriers, BNSF Railway Company, Grand Trunk Corporation, Soo Line Corporation, and Union Pacific Railroad Company, were found to be revenue adequate. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Effective Date: This decision is effective on September 8, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pedro Ramirez, (202) 245–0333. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877–8339. DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Sep 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 The Board is required to make an annual determination of railroad revenue adequacy. A railroad is considered revenue adequate under 49 U.S.C. 10704(a) if it achieves a rate of return on net investment (ROI) equal to at least the current cost of capital for the railroad industry for 2015, determined to be 9.61% in Railroad Cost of Capital—2015, EP 558 (Sub-No. 19) (STB served August 5, 2016). This revenue adequacy standard was applied to each Class I railroad. Four carriers, BNSF Railway Company, Grand Trunk Corporation, Soo Line Corporation, and Union Pacific Railroad Company, were found to be revenue adequate for 2015. The decision in this proceeding is posted on the Board’s Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Copies of the decision may be purchased by contacting the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0238. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Decided: September 6, 2016. PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Miller, and Commissioner Begeman. Marline Simeon, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–21869 Filed 9–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2012–0032] Commercial Driver’s License Standards: Application for Exemption; Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition; grant of application for exemption. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to grant Daimler Trucks North America’s (Daimler) application for an exemption renewal for one Daimler driver to drive commercial motor vehicles (CMV) in the United States without possessing a commercial driver’s license (CDL) issued by one of the States. Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard is the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 176 (Monday, September 12, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62788-62790]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-21834]


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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2016-0043]


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-2016-0043].
    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 
November 14, 2016. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instruments by writing to the above email address.
    1. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)--Quality Review Case 
Analysis--0960-0133. To assess the SSI program and ensure the accuracy 
of its payments, SSA conducts legally mandated periodic SSI case 
analysis quality reviews. SSA uses Form SSA-8508 to conduct these 
reviews, collecting information on operating efficiency; the quality of 
underlying policies; and the effect of incorrect payments. SSA also 
uses the data to determine SSI program payment accuracy rate, which is 
a performance measure for the agency's service delivery goals. 
Respondents are recipients of SSI payments selected for quality 
reviews.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
             Modality of completion                  Number of     Frequency of    per response    annual burden
                                                    respondents      response        (minute)         (hours)
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SSA-8508-BK (paper interview)...................             225               1              60             225
SSA-8508-BK (electronic)........................           4,275               1              60           4,275
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................           4,500  ..............  ..............           4,500
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    2. Social Security Benefits Application--20 CFR 404.310-404.311, 
404.315-404.322, 404.330-404.333, 404.601-404.603, and 404.1501-
404.1512--0960-0618. Title II of the Social Security Act provides 
retirement, survivors, and disability benefits to members of the public 
who meet the required eligibility criteria and file the appropriate 
application. This collection comprises the various application methods 
for each type of benefits. SSA uses the information we gather through 
the multiple information collection tools in this information 
collection request to determine applicants' eligibility for specific 
Social Security benefits, as well as the amount of the benefits. 
Individuals filing for disability benefits can, and in some instances 
SSA may require them to, file applications under both Title II, Social 
Security disability benefits, and Title XVI, SSI payments. We refer to 
disability applications filed under both titles as ``concurrent 
applications.'' This collection comprises the various application 
methods for each type of benefits. These methods include the following 
modalities: Paper forms (Forms SSA-1, SSA-2, and SSA-16); Modernized 
Claims System (MCS) screens for in-person interview applications; and 
Internet-based iClaim and iAppointment applications. SSA uses the 
information we collect through these modalities to determine: (1) The 
applicants' eligibility for the above-mentioned Social Security 
benefits and (2) the amount of the benefits. The respondents are 
applicants for retirement, survivors, and disability benefits under 
title II of the Social Security Act.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

                                                   Form SSA-1
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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
             Modality of completion                  Number of     Frequency of    per response    annual burden
                                                    respondents      response        (minute)         (hours)
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MCS/Signature Proxy.............................       2,793,597               1              10         465,600
Paper...........................................         115,678               1              11          21,208
Medicare-only MCS...............................         880,763               1               7         102,756

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Medicare-only Paper.............................           9,549               1               7           1,114
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................       3,779,587  ..............  ..............         590,678
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                                                   Form SSA-2
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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
             Modality of completion                  Number of     Frequency of    per response    annual burden
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)        (hours)
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MCS/Signature Proxy.............................         518,598               1              14         121,006
Paper...........................................          54,661               1              15          13,665
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................         573,259  ..............  ..............         134,671
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                                                   Form SSA-16
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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
             Modality of completion                  Number of     Frequency of    per response    annual burden
                                                    respondents      response        (minute)         (hours)
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MCS/Signature Proxy.............................       2,483,952               1              19         786,585
Paper...........................................         116,294               1              20          38,765
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................       2,600,246  ..............  ..............         825,350
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                                                 iClaim Screens
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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
             Modality of completion                  Number of     Frequency of    per response    annual burden
                                                    respondents      response        (minute)         (hours)
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iClaim 3rd Party................................         345,267               1              15          86,317
iClaim Applicant after 3rd Party Completion.....         345,267               1               5          28,772
First Party iClaim--Domestic Applicant..........       2,956,208               1              15         739,052
First Party iClaim--Foreign Applicant...........          11,650               1               3             583
Medicare-only iClaim............................         723,062               1              10         120,510
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................       4,381,454  ..............  ..............         975,234
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                                              iAppointment Screens
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                                                                                 Average burden     Estimated
           Modality of completion                Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden
                                                respondents        response         (minute)         (hours)
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iAppointment................................          20,218                1               10            3,370
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                                                   Grand Total
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                                                                                 Average burden     Estimated
           Modality of completion                Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden
                                                respondents        response         (minute)         (hours)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total.......................................      11,374,764   ...............  ...............       2,529,303
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    II. SSA submitted the information collection below to OMB for 
clearance. Your comments regarding the information collection 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 October 12, 2016. Individuals can obtain

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copies of the OMB clearance package by writing to 
OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov.
    Request to Withdraw a Hearing Request; Request to Withdraw an 
Appeals Council Request for Review; and Administrative Review Process 
for Adjudicating Initial Disability Claims--20 CFR parts 404, 405, and 
416--0960-0710. Claimants have a statutory right under the Act and 
current regulations to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance 
(SSDI) benefits or SSI payments. SSA collects information at each step 
of the administrative process to adjudicate claims fairly and 
efficiently. SSA collects this information to establish a claimant's 
right to administrative review and determine the severity of the 
claimant's alleged impairments. SSA uses the information we collect to 
determine entitlement or continuing eligibility to SSDI benefits or SSI 
payments, and to enable appeals of these determinations. In addition, 
SSA collects information on Forms HA-85 and HA-86 to allow claimants to 
withdraw a hearing request or an Appeals Council review request. The 
respondents are applicants for Title II SSDI or Title XVI SSI benefits; 
their appointed representatives; legal advocates; medical sources; and 
schools.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB- approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
               20 CFR Section No.                    Number of     Frequency of    per response    annual burden
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)        (hours)
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404.961, 416.1461, 405.330, and 405.366.........          12,220               1              20           4,073
404.950, 416.1450, and 405.332..................           1,040               1              20             347
404.949 and 416.1449............................           2,868               1              60           2,868
405.334.........................................              20               1              60              20
404.957, 416.1457, and 405.380..................          21,041               1              10           3,507
405.381.........................................              37               1              30              19
405.401.........................................           5,310               1              10             885
404.971 and 416.1471 (HA-85; HA-86).............           1,606               1              10             268
404.982 and 416.1482............................           1,687               1              30             844
404.987 & 404.988 and 416.1487 & 416.148 and              12,425               1              30           6,213
 405.601........................................
405.372(c)......................................           5,310               1              10             885
405.1(b)(5), 405.372(b).........................             833               1              30             417
405.505.........................................             833               1              30             417
405.1(c)(2).....................................           5,310               1              10             885
405.20..........................................           5,310               1              10             885
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................          75,850  ..............  ..............          22,533
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    Dated: September 7, 2016.
Naomi R. Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-21834 Filed 9-9-16; 8:45 am]
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