Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 75170 [2016-25889]

Download as PDF 75170 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 209 / Friday, October 28, 2016 / Notices 10:00 a.m.—Open; and Tuesday, November 15, at 1:00 p.m.—Closed MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Monday, November 14, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. (Closed) 1. Strategic Issues. 2. Pricing. 3. Financial Matters. 4. Compensation and Personnel Matters. 5. Governors’ Executive Session— Discussion of prior agenda items and Board governance. Tuesday, November 15, at 10:00 a.m. (Open) 1. Remarks of the Chairman of the Temporary Emergency Committee of the Board. 2. Remarks of the Postmaster General and CEO. 3. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings. 4. Committee Reports. 5. FY2016 10K and Financial Statements. 6. FY2017 IFP and Financing Resolution. 7. FY2018 Appropriations Request. 8. Quarterly Service Performance Report. 9. Approval of Annual Report and Comprehensive Statement. 10. Draft Agenda for the teleconference tentatively scheduled for December 1. 11. Appointment of the TEC Chair. Tuesday, November 15, at 1:00 p.m. (Closed—if needed) 1. Continuation of Monday’s closed session agenda. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Julie S. Moore, Secretary of the Board, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20260–1000. Telephone: (202) 268–4800. Julie S. Moore, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–26127 Filed 10–26–16; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collections of information to determine (1) the practical utility of the collections; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collections; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of the publication date. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Vocational Report; OMB 3220–0141. Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides for payment of disability annuities to qualified employees and widow(ers). The establishment of permanent disability for work in the applicant’s ‘‘regular occupation’’ or for work in any regular employment is prescribed in 20 CFR 220.12 and 220.13 respectively. The RRB utilizes Form G–251, Vocational Report, to obtain an applicant’s work history. This information is used by the RRB to SUMMARY: determine the effect of a disability on an applicant’s ability to work. Form G–251 is designed for use with the RRB’s disability benefit application forms and is provided to all applicants for employee disability annuities and to those applicants for a widow(er)’s disability annuity who indicate that they have been employed at some time. Completion is required to obtain or retain a benefit. One response is requested of each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (81 FR 17511 on August 29, 2016) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Vocational Report. OMB Control Number: 3220–0141. Form(s) submitted: G–251. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act provides for the payment of disability annuities to qualified employees and widow(er)s. In order to determine the effect of a disability on an annuitant’s ability to work, the RRB needs the applicant’s work history. The collection obtains the information needed to determine their ability to work. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–251. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Annual responses Form number Time (minutes) Burden (hours) 5,730 270 40 50 3,820 225 Total ...................................................................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES G–251 (with assistance) .............................................................................................................. G–251 (without assistance) ......................................................................................................... 6,000 ........................ 4,045 Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the forms and supporting documents can be obtained from Dana Hickman at (312) 751–4981 or Dana.Hickman@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Charles Mierzwa, Railroad Retirement VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Oct 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–2092 or Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV and to the OMB Desk Officer for the RRB, Fax: PO 00000 202–395–6974, Email address: OIRA_ Submission@omb.eop.gov. Charles Mierzwa, Associate Chief Information Officer of Policy and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–25889 Filed 10–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding 
an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 
Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. 
Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate 
paperwork burdens.
    The RRB invites comments on the proposed collections of information 
to determine (1) the practical utility of the collections; (2) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden of the collections; (3) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is 
the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the 
RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper 
consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive 
them within 30 days of the publication date.
    1. Title and purpose of information collection: Vocational Report; 
OMB 3220-0141.
    Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides for payment 
of disability annuities to qualified employees and widow(ers). The 
establishment of permanent disability for work in the applicant's 
``regular occupation'' or for work in any regular employment is 
prescribed in 20 CFR 220.12 and 220.13 respectively.
    The RRB utilizes Form G-251, Vocational Report, to obtain an 
applicant's work history. This information is used by the RRB to 
determine the effect of a disability on an applicant's ability to work. 
Form G-251 is designed for use with the RRB's disability benefit 
application forms and is provided to all applicants for employee 
disability annuities and to those applicants for a widow(er)'s 
disability annuity who indicate that they have been employed at some 
time.
    Completion is required to obtain or retain a benefit. One response 
is requested of each respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (81 FR 17511 on August 29, 2016) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Vocational Report.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0141.
    Form(s) submitted: G-251.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act provides for the 
payment of disability annuities to qualified employees and widow(er)s. 
In order to determine the effect of a disability on an annuitant's 
ability to work, the RRB needs the applicant's work history. The 
collection obtains the information needed to determine their ability to 
work.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-251.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                      Annual
                           Form number                               responses    Time (minutes)  Burden (hours)
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G-251 (with assistance).........................................           5,730              40           3,820
G-251 (without assistance)......................................             270              50             225
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................................           6,000  ..............           4,045
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    Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the forms and 
supporting documents can be obtained from Dana Hickman at (312) 751-
4981 or Dana.Hickman@RRB.GOV.
    Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed 
to Charles Mierzwa, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, 
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2092 or Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV and to the OMB 
Desk Officer for the RRB, Fax: 202-395-6974, Email address: 
OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.

Charles Mierzwa,
Associate Chief Information Officer of Policy and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-25889 Filed 10-27-16; 8:45 am]
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