Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 68088-68091 [2016-23773]

Download as PDF 68088 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2016 / Notices filed at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008). Primary Counties: Buffalo Contiguous Counties: Wisconsin: Eau Claire, Pepin, Trempealeau. Minnesota: Wabasha, Winona. [FR Doc. 2016–23763 Filed 9–30–16; 8:45 am] Dated: September 21, 2016. Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator. BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2016–0047] The Interest Rates are: Percent For Physical Damage: Homeowners With Credit Available Elsewhere ...................... Homeowners Without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Businesses With Credit Available Elsewhere ...................... Businesses Without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Non-Profit Organizations With Credit Available Elsewhere ... Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... For Economic Injury: Businesses & Small Agricultural Cooperatives Without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... 3.125 1.563 6.250 4.000 2.625 2.625 4.000 2.625 The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 14869 6 and for economic injury is 14870 0. The States which received an EIDL Declaration # are Wisconsin, Minnesota. 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. Number of respondents Modality of completion (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– 2016–0047]. 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 2, 2016. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. 1. Statement of Agricultural Employer (Year Prior to 1988; and 1988 and later)—20 CFR 404.702, 404.802, 404.1056—0960–0036. If agricultural workers believe their employers (1) did not report their wages, or (2) reported incorrect wage amounts, SSA will assist them in resolving this issue. Specifically, SSA will send Forms SSA– 1002–F3 or SSA–1003–F3 to the agricultural employers to collect evidence of wages paid. The respondents are agricultural employers whose workers request wage verification or correction for their earnings records. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) 7,500 25,000 1 1 30 30 3,750 12,500 Total .......................................................................................................... sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SSA–1002 ........................................................................................................ SSA–1003 ........................................................................................................ 32,500 ........................ ........................ 16,250 2. Continuing Disability Review Report—20 CFR 404.1589, 416.989— 0960–0072. Sections 221(i), 1614(a)(3)(H)(ii)(I) and 1633(c)(1) of the Social Security Act (Act) requires SSA to periodically review the cases of individuals who receive benefits under Title II or Title XVI, based on disability, to determine if disability continues. SSA uses Form SSA–454, Continuing Disability Review Report, to complete VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Sep 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 the review for continued disability. SSA considers adults eligible for payment if they continue to be unable to do substantial gainful activity because of their impairments; and we consider Title XVI children eligible for payment if they have marked and severe functional limitations due to their impairments. SSA also uses Form SSA– 454 to obtain information on sources of medical treatment, participation in PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 vocational rehabilitation programs (if any); attempts to work (if any); and the opinions of individuals regarding whether their conditions improved. The respondents are Title II or Title XVI disability recipients or their representatives. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 68089 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2016 / Notices Number of respondents Modality of completion Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–454–BK (Paper version) ......................................................................... Electronic Disability Collect System ................................................................ 270,500 270,500 1 1 60 60 270,500 270,500 Totals ........................................................................................................ 541,000 ........................ ........................ 541,000 3. Request for Reconsideration—20 CFR 404.907–404.921, 416.1407– 416.1421, 408.1009, and 418.1325— 0960–0760. The Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (CBSV) process is a fee-based automated Social Security number (SSN) verification service available to private businesses and other requesting parties. To use the system, private businesses and requesting parties must register with SSA and obtain valid consent from SSN holders prior to verification. We collect the information to verify if the submitted name and SSN match the information in SSA records. After completing a registration process and paying the fee, the requesting party can use the CBSV process to submit a file containing the names of number holders who gave valid consent, along with each number holder’s accompanying SSN and date of birth (if available) to obtain real-time results using a web service application or SSA’s Business Services Online (BSO) application. SSA matches the information against the SSA master file of SSNs, using SSN, name, date of birth, and gender code (if available). The requesting party retrieves the results file from SSA, which indicates only a match or no match for each SSN submitted. Under the CBSV process, the requesting party does not submit the consent forms of the number holders to SSA. SSA requires each requesting party to retain a valid consent form for each SSN verification request. The requesting party retains the consent forms in either electronic or paper format. SSA added a strong audit component to ensure the integrity of the CBSV process. At the discretion of the agency, we require audits (called ‘‘compliance reviews’’) with the requesting party paying all audit costs. Independent certified public accounts (CPAs) conduct these reviews to ensure compliance with all the terms and conditions of the party’s agreement with SSA, including a review of the consent forms. CPAs conduct the reviews at the requesting party’s place of business to ensure the integrity of the process. In addition, SSA reserves the right to perform unannounced onsite inspections of the entire process, including review of the technical systems that maintain the data and transaction records. The respondents to the CBSV collection are the participating companies; members of the public who consent to the SSN verification; and CPAs who provide compliance review services. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Time Burden PARTICIPATING COMPANIES Number of respondents Requirement Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) Registration process for new participating companies .................................... Creation of file with SSN holder identification data; maintaining required documentation/forms .................................................................................... Using the system to upload request file, check status, and download results file ................................................................................................................. Storing Consent Forms .................................................................................... Activities related to compliance review ............................................................ *13 1 120 26 90 **251 60 22,590 90 90 90 251 251 251 5 60 60 1,883 22,590 22,590 Total .......................................................................................................... 373 ........................ ........................ 69,679 * One-time registration process/approximately 13 new participating companies per year. ** Please note there are 251 Federal business days per year on which a requesting party could submit a file. PARTICIPATING COMPANIES WHO OPT FOR EXTERNAL TESTING ENVIRONMENT (ETE) Number of respondents sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Requirement ETE Registration Process (includes reviewing and completing ETE User Agreement) ................................................................................................... Web Service Transactions ............................................................................... Reporting Issues Encountered on Web service testing (e.g., reports on application’s reliability) ..................................................................................... Reporting changes in users’ status (e.g., termination or changes in users’ employment status; changes in duties of authorized users) ....................... Cancellation of Agreement .............................................................................. Dispute Resolution ........................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:32 Sep 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) 20 20 1 1 180 50 60 17 20 1 50 17 20 20 20 1 1 1 60 30 120 20 10 40 E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 68090 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2016 / Notices PARTICIPATING COMPANIES WHO OPT FOR EXTERNAL TESTING ENVIRONMENT (ETE)—Continued Number of respondents Requirement Total .......................................................................................................... 120 Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) ........................ ........................ 164 PEOPLE WHOSE SSNS SSA WILL VERIFY Number of respondents Requirement Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) Reading and signing authorization for SSA to release SSN verification ........ Responding to CPA re-contact ........................................................................ 2,800,000 5,750 1 1 3 5 140,000 479 Total .......................................................................................................... 2,805,750 ........................ ........................ 140,479 There is one CPA respondent conducting compliance reviews and preparing written reports of findings. The average burden per response is 4,800 minutes for a total burden of 7,200 hours annually. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than November 2, 2016. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov. Cost Burden 1. Request for Hearing by Administrative Law Judge—20 CFR 404.929, 404.933, 416.1429, 404.1433, 418.1350, and 42 CFR 405.722—0960– 0269. When SSA denies applicants’ or beneficiaries’ requests for new or continuing benefits, the Social Security Act entitles those applicants or beneficiaries to request a hearing to appeal the decision. To request a hearing, individuals complete Form HA–501, the associated Modernized Claims System (MCS) or Modernized Supplemental Security Income Claims System (MSSICS) interview, or the Internet application (i501). SSA uses the information to determine if the individual: (1) Filed the request within the prescribed time; (2) is the proper The public cost burden is dependent upon the number of companies and transactions. SSA based the cost estimates below upon 90 participating companies submitting a total 2.8 million transactions per year. One-Time Per Company Registration Fee—$5,000. Estimated Per SSN Transaction Fee— $1.40.i Estimated Per Company Cost to Store Consent Forms—$300. 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. Number of respondents Modality of completion party; and (3) took the steps necessary to obtain the right to a hearing. SSA also uses the information to determine: (1) The individual’s reason(s) for disagreeing with SSA’s prior determinations in the case; (2) if the individual has additional evidence to submit; (3) if the individual wants an oral hearing or a decision on the record; and (4) whether the individual has (or wants to appoint) a representative. The respondents are Social Security benefit applicants and recipients who want to appeal SSA’s denial of their request for new or continued benefits, and Medicare Part B recipients who must pay the Medicare Part B Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount. This is a correction notice: SSA published the incorrect burden information for this collection at 81 FR 47845, on 7/22/49. We are correcting this error here. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) 10,953 658,516 1 1 10 5 1,826 54,876 Totals ........................................................................................................ sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES HA–501; Modernized Claims System (MCS); Modernized Supplemental Security Income Claims System (MSSICS) ..................................................... I501 (Internet iAppeals) ................................................................................... 669,469 ........................ ........................ 56,702 2. Request for Reconsideration—20 CFR 404.907–404.921, 416.1407– 416.1421, 408.1009, and 418.1325— 0960–0622. Individuals use Form SSA– 561–U2, the associated MCS interview, or the Internet application (i561) to i The annual costs associated with the transaction to each company are dependent upon the number of SSN transactions SSA submits by the company on a yearly basis. For example, if a company submits 1 million requests to SSA for the year, its total transaction cost for the year would be $1.40 × 1,000,000, or $1,400,000. Periodically, SSA will calculate our costs to provide CBSV services and adjust the fees as needed. SSA notifies companies in writing and via Federal Register Notice of any VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:32 Sep 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 changes and companies have the opportunity to cancel the agreement or continue service using the new transaction fee. E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 68091 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2016 / Notices initiate a request for reconsideration of a denied claim. SSA uses the information to document the request and to determine an individual’s eligibility or entitlement to Social Security benefits (Title II); SSI payments (Title XVI); Special Veterans Benefits (Title VIII); Medicare (Title XVIII); and for initial determinations regarding Medicare Part B income-related premium subsidy reductions. The respondents are individuals filing for reconsideration of a denied claim. Number of respondents Modality of completion This is a correction notice: SSA published the incorrect burden information for this collection at 81 FR 47845, on 7/22/49. We are correcting this error here. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–561 and Modernized Claims System (MCS) .......................................... I561 (Internet iAppeals) ................................................................................... 330,370 1,161,300 1 1 8 5 40,049 96,775 Totals ........................................................................................................ 1,491,670 ........................ ........................ 136,824 3. Request for Accommodation in Communication Method—0960–0777. SSA allows disabled or impaired Social Security applicants, beneficiaries, recipients, and representative payees to choose one of seven alternative methods of communication they want SSA to use when we send them benefit notices and other related communications. The seven alternative methods we offer are: (1) Standard print notice by first-class mail; (2) standard print mail with a follow-up telephone call; (3) certified mail; (4) Braille; (5) Microsoft Word file on data CD; (6) large print (18-point font); or (7) audio CD. However, respondents who want to receive notices from SSA through a communication method other than the seven methods listed above must explain their request to us. Those respondents use Form SSA–9000 to: (1) Describe the type of accommodation they want; (2) disclose their condition necessitating the need for a different type of accommodation; and (3) explain why none of the seven methods described above are sufficient for their needs. SSA uses Form SSA–9000 to determine, based on applicable law and regulation, whether to grant the respondents’ requests for an accommodation based on their impairment or disability. SSA collects this information electronically through either an in-person interview or a telephone interview during which the SSA employee keys in the information on our iAccommodate Intranet screens. The respondents are disabled or impaired Social Security applicants, beneficiaries, recipients, and representative payees who ask SSA to send notices and other communications in an alternative method besides the seven modalities we currently offer. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–9000/iAccommodate ............................................................................... 5,000 1 20 1,667 Dated: September 28, 2016. Naomi R. Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–23773 Filed 9–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2016–0049] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:32 Sep 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Or you may submit your comments online through www.regulations.gov, referencing Docket ID Number [SSA– 2016–0049]. 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 2, 2016. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. 1. Missing and Discrepant Wage Reports Letter and Questionnaire—26 CFR 31.6051–2—0960–0432. Each year employers report the wage amounts they paid their employees to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for tax purposes, and separately to SSA for retirement and disability coverage purposes. Employers should report the same figures to both SSA and the IRS; however, each year some of the employer wage reports SSA receives show wage amounts lower than those E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 191 (Monday, October 3, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68088-68091]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-23773]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2016-0047]


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-2016-0047].
    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 2, 2016. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instruments by writing to the above email address.
    1. Statement of Agricultural Employer (Year Prior to 1988; and 1988 
and later)--20 CFR 404.702, 404.802, 404.1056--0960-0036. If 
agricultural workers believe their employers (1) did not report their 
wages, or (2) reported incorrect wage amounts, SSA will assist them in 
resolving this issue. Specifically, SSA will send Forms SSA-1002-F3 or 
SSA-1003-F3 to the agricultural employers to collect evidence of wages 
paid. The respondents are agricultural employers whose workers request 
wage verification or correction for their earnings records.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
             Modality of completion                 respondents      response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SSA-1002........................................           7,500               1              30           3,750
SSA-1003........................................          25,000               1              30          12,500
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................          32,500  ..............  ..............          16,250
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    2. Continuing Disability Review Report--20 CFR 404.1589, 416.989--
0960-0072. Sections 221(i), 1614(a)(3)(H)(ii)(I) and 1633(c)(1) of the 
Social Security Act (Act) requires SSA to periodically review the cases 
of individuals who receive benefits under Title II or Title XVI, based 
on disability, to determine if disability continues. SSA uses Form SSA-
454, Continuing Disability Review Report, to complete the review for 
continued disability. SSA considers adults eligible for payment if they 
continue to be unable to do substantial gainful activity because of 
their impairments; and we consider Title XVI children eligible for 
payment if they have marked and severe functional limitations due to 
their impairments. SSA also uses Form SSA-454 to obtain information on 
sources of medical treatment, participation in vocational 
rehabilitation programs (if any); attempts to work (if any); and the 
opinions of individuals regarding whether their conditions improved. 
The respondents are Title II or Title XVI disability recipients or 
their representatives.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

[[Page 68089]]



----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
             Modality of completion                 respondents      response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SSA-454-BK (Paper version)......................         270,500               1              60         270,500
Electronic Disability Collect System............         270,500               1              60         270,500
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................         541,000  ..............  ..............         541,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    3. Request for Reconsideration--20 CFR 404.907-404.921, 416.1407-
416.1421, 408.1009, and 418.1325--0960-0760. The Consent Based Social 
Security Number Verification (CBSV) process is a fee-based automated 
Social Security number (SSN) verification service available to private 
businesses and other requesting parties. To use the system, private 
businesses and requesting parties must register with SSA and obtain 
valid consent from SSN holders prior to verification. We collect the 
information to verify if the submitted name and SSN match the 
information in SSA records. After completing a registration process and 
paying the fee, the requesting party can use the CBSV process to submit 
a file containing the names of number holders who gave valid consent, 
along with each number holder's accompanying SSN and date of birth (if 
available) to obtain real-time results using a web service application 
or SSA's Business Services Online (BSO) application. SSA matches the 
information against the SSA master file of SSNs, using SSN, name, date 
of birth, and gender code (if available). The requesting party 
retrieves the results file from SSA, which indicates only a match or no 
match for each SSN submitted.
    Under the CBSV process, the requesting party does not submit the 
consent forms of the number holders to SSA. SSA requires each 
requesting party to retain a valid consent form for each SSN 
verification request. The requesting party retains the consent forms in 
either electronic or paper format.
    SSA added a strong audit component to ensure the integrity of the 
CBSV process. At the discretion of the agency, we require audits 
(called ``compliance reviews'') with the requesting party paying all 
audit costs. Independent certified public accounts (CPAs) conduct these 
reviews to ensure compliance with all the terms and conditions of the 
party's agreement with SSA, including a review of the consent forms. 
CPAs conduct the reviews at the requesting party's place of business to 
ensure the integrity of the process. In addition, SSA reserves the 
right to perform unannounced onsite inspections of the entire process, 
including review of the technical systems that maintain the data and 
transaction records. The respondents to the CBSV collection are the 
participating companies; members of the public who consent to the SSN 
verification; and CPAs who provide compliance review services.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

Time Burden

                                             Participating Companies
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
                   Requirement                      respondents      response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Registration process for new participating                   *13               1             120              26
 companies......................................
Creation of file with SSN holder identification               90           **251              60          22,590
 data; maintaining required documentation/forms.
Using the system to upload request file, check                90             251               5           1,883
 status, and download results file..............
Storing Consent Forms...........................              90             251              60          22,590
Activities related to compliance review.........              90             251              60          22,590
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             373  ..............  ..............          69,679
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* One-time registration process/approximately 13 new participating companies per year.
** Please note there are 251 Federal business days per year on which a requesting party could submit a file.


                     Participating Companies Who Opt for External Testing Environment (ETE)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
                   Requirement                      respondents      response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETE Registration Process (includes reviewing and              20               1             180              60
 completing ETE User Agreement).................
Web Service Transactions........................              20               1              50              17
Reporting Issues Encountered on Web service                   20               1              50              17
 testing (e.g., reports on application's
 reliability)...................................
Reporting changes in users' status (e.g.,                     20               1              60              20
 termination or changes in users' employment
 status; changes in duties of authorized users).
Cancellation of Agreement.......................              20               1              30              10
Dispute Resolution..............................              20               1             120              40
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------

[[Page 68090]]

 
    Total.......................................             120  ..............  ..............             164
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                        People Whose SSNs SSA Will Verify
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
                   Requirement                      respondents      response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Reading and signing authorization for SSA to           2,800,000               1               3         140,000
 release SSN verification.......................
Responding to CPA re-contact....................           5,750               1               5             479
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................       2,805,750  ..............  ..............         140,479
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    There is one CPA respondent conducting compliance reviews and 
preparing written reports of findings. The average burden per response 
is 4,800 minutes for a total burden of 7,200 hours annually.

Cost Burden

    The public cost burden is dependent upon the number of companies 
and transactions. SSA based the cost estimates below upon 90 
participating companies submitting a total 2.8 million transactions per 
year.
    One-Time Per Company Registration Fee--$5,000.
    Estimated Per SSN Transaction Fee--$1.40.\i\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \i\ The annual costs associated with the transaction to each 
company are dependent upon the number of SSN transactions SSA 
submits by the company on a yearly basis. For example, if a company 
submits 1 million requests to SSA for the year, its total 
transaction cost for the year would be $1.40 x 1,000,000, or 
$1,400,000. Periodically, SSA will calculate our costs to provide 
CBSV services and adjust the fees as needed. SSA notifies companies 
in writing and via Federal Register Notice of any changes and 
companies have the opportunity to cancel the agreement or continue 
service using the new transaction fee.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Estimated Per Company Cost to Store Consent Forms--$300.
    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 November 2, 2016. Individuals can obtain copies of the 
OMB clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov.
    1. Request for Hearing by Administrative Law Judge--20 CFR 404.929, 
404.933, 416.1429, 404.1433, 418.1350, and 42 CFR 405.722--0960-0269. 
When SSA denies applicants' or beneficiaries' requests for new or 
continuing benefits, the Social Security Act entitles those applicants 
or beneficiaries to request a hearing to appeal the decision. To 
request a hearing, individuals complete Form HA-501, the associated 
Modernized Claims System (MCS) or Modernized Supplemental Security 
Income Claims System (MSSICS) interview, or the Internet application 
(i501). SSA uses the information to determine if the individual: (1) 
Filed the request within the prescribed time; (2) is the proper party; 
and (3) took the steps necessary to obtain the right to a hearing. SSA 
also uses the information to determine: (1) The individual's reason(s) 
for disagreeing with SSA's prior determinations in the case; (2) if the 
individual has additional evidence to submit; (3) if the individual 
wants an oral hearing or a decision on the record; and (4) whether the 
individual has (or wants to appoint) a representative. The respondents 
are Social Security benefit applicants and recipients who want to 
appeal SSA's denial of their request for new or continued benefits, and 
Medicare Part B recipients who must pay the Medicare Part B Income-
Related Monthly Adjustment Amount.
    This is a correction notice: SSA published the incorrect burden 
information for this collection at 81 FR 47845, on 7/22/49. We are 
correcting this error here.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden  per    total annual
             Modality of completion                 respondents      response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
HA-501; Modernized Claims System (MCS);                   10,953               1              10           1,826
 Modernized Supplemental Security Income Claims
 System (MSSICS)................................
I501 (Internet iAppeals)........................         658,516               1               5          54,876
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................         669,469  ..............  ..............          56,702
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    2. Request for Reconsideration--20 CFR 404.907-404.921, 416.1407-
416.1421, 408.1009, and 418.1325--0960-0622. Individuals use Form SSA-
561-U2, the associated MCS interview, or the Internet application 
(i561) to

[[Page 68091]]

initiate a request for reconsideration of a denied claim. SSA uses the 
information to document the request and to determine an individual's 
eligibility or entitlement to Social Security benefits (Title II); SSI 
payments (Title XVI); Special Veterans Benefits (Title VIII); Medicare 
(Title XVIII); and for initial determinations regarding Medicare Part B 
income-related premium subsidy reductions. The respondents are 
individuals filing for reconsideration of a denied claim.
    This is a correction notice: SSA published the incorrect burden 
information for this collection at 81 FR 47845, on 7/22/49. We are 
correcting this error here.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
             Modality of completion                  Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SSA-561 and Modernized Claims System (MCS)......         330,370               1               8          40,049
I561 (Internet iAppeals)........................       1,161,300               1               5          96,775
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................       1,491,670  ..............  ..............         136,824
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    3. Request for Accommodation in Communication Method--0960-0777. 
SSA allows disabled or impaired Social Security applicants, 
beneficiaries, recipients, and representative payees to choose one of 
seven alternative methods of communication they want SSA to use when we 
send them benefit notices and other related communications. The seven 
alternative methods we offer are: (1) Standard print notice by first-
class mail; (2) standard print mail with a follow-up telephone call; 
(3) certified mail; (4) Braille; (5) Microsoft Word file on data CD; 
(6) large print (18-point font); or (7) audio CD. However, respondents 
who want to receive notices from SSA through a communication method 
other than the seven methods listed above must explain their request to 
us. Those respondents use Form SSA-9000 to: (1) Describe the type of 
accommodation they want; (2) disclose their condition necessitating the 
need for a different type of accommodation; and (3) explain why none of 
the seven methods described above are sufficient for their needs. SSA 
uses Form SSA-9000 to determine, based on applicable law and 
regulation, whether to grant the respondents' requests for an 
accommodation based on their impairment or disability. SSA collects 
this information electronically through either an in-person interview 
or a telephone interview during which the SSA employee keys in the 
information on our iAccommodate Intranet screens. The respondents are 
disabled or impaired Social Security applicants, beneficiaries, 
recipients, and representative payees who ask SSA to send notices and 
other communications in an alternative method besides the seven 
modalities we currently offer.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                 Average burden  Estimated total
           Modality of completion                Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden
                                                respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SSA-9000/iAccommodate.......................           5,000                1               20            1,667
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Dated: September 28, 2016.
Naomi R. Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-23773 Filed 9-30-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4191-02-P