Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 81224-81228 [2016-27627]

Download as PDF 81224 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 222 / Thursday, November 17, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES reviewing DMM trading provides an appropriate framework in today’s market structure for ensuring that DMMs are not establishing a price to benefit their own account. For all of the foregoing reasons, the Exchange believes that retaining Prohibited Transactions is no longer necessary. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act,19 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,20 in particular, because it is designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, promote just and equitable principles of trade, remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and protect investors and the public interest. In particular, the Exchange believes that eliminating Rule 104(g)(III) would remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system by permitting DMMs to enter trades in the last ten minutes of trading that establish a new high or low in a security even though the DMM has a position in that security. As proprietary traders without the ability to direct or influence trading or control the quote, restricting DMM trading in the final ten minutes of trading is no longer necessary. The Exchange believes that eliminating Prohibited Transactions would not be inconsistent with the public interest and the protection of investors because DMM trading decisions going into the closing trade would continue to be evaluated from the perspective of their obligations to the marketplace, including the obligation to arrange a fair and orderly close, as set forth in Exchange rules. Further, the Exchange believes that eliminating Rule 104(g)(i)(A)(III) would not be inconsistent with the public interest and the protection of investors because existing safeguards would remain in place to ensure that DMMs do not inappropriately influence or manipulate the close, thereby establishing substantially the same result without an outright prohibition. As noted above, DMM trading would remain subject to Exchange rules, including the obligation to maintain a fair and orderly market under Rule 104. More specifically, in lieu of the obligations associated with Rule 104(g)(i)(A)(III), in the last ten minutes of trading the DMMs would be 19 15 20 15 21:24 Nov 16, 2016 B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. The proposed rule change is not intended to address competitive issues but rather to eliminate redundant approvals of manual trades on its trading Floor. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Within 45 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register or up to 90 days (i) as the Commission may designate if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or (ii) as to which the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission will: (A) By order approve or disapprove the proposed rule change, or (B) institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. Jkt 241001 Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– NYSE–2016–71 on the subject line. Paper Comments Frm 00172 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.21 Brent J. Fields, Secretary. BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: PO 00000 and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSE–2016–71. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549 on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSE–2016–71 and should be submitted on or before December 8, 2016. [FR Doc. 2016–27594 Filed 11–16–16; 8:45 am] IV. Solicitation of Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Securities U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). VerDate Sep<11>2014 subject to the reentry obligations associated with Conditional Transactions. Accordingly, during that period, DMMs would have an obligation to reenter the market if their trading both reaches across the market and increases or establishes a position. For the foregoing reasons, the Exchange believes that the proposal is consistent with the Act. SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2016–0059] 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 21 17 E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 17NON1 81225 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 222 / Thursday, November 17, 2016 / Notices 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 Petition to Obtain Approval of a Fee for Representing a Claimant Before the Social Security Administration—20 CFR 404.1720, 404.1725, 416.1520, and 416.1525—0960–0104. A Social Security claimant’s representative, whether an attorney or a non-attorney, uses Form SSA–1560–U4 to petition SSA for authorization to charge and collect a fee. A claimant may also use the form to agree or disagree with the requested fee amount or other information the representative provides on the form. The SSA official responsible for setting the fee uses the information from the form to determine a reasonable fee amount representatives may charge for their services. The respondents are attorneys and non-attorneys who represent Social Security claimants. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. (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– 2016–0059]. I. The information collection below is pending at SSA. SSA will submit it 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 January 17, 2017. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instrument by writing to the above email address. Number of respondents Frequency of response SSA–1560–U4 .............................................................................................................. 44,365 1 30 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 December 19, 2016. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov. 1. Request for Corrections of Earnings Record—20 CFR 404.820 and 20 CFR 422.125—0960–0029. Individuals alleging inaccurate earnings records in SSA’s files use paper Form SSA–7008, or a personal interview during which SSA employees key their answers into our electronic Earnings Modernization Number of respondents Modality of completion Estimated total annual burden (hours) 22,183 Modality of completion Average burden per response (minutes) Item Correction system, to provide the information SSA needs to check earnings posted, and, as necessary, initiate development to resolve any inaccuracies. The respondents are individuals who request correction of earnings posted to their Social Security earnings record. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) 37,500 337,500 1 1 10 10 6,250 56,250 Totals ........................................................................................................ asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Paper form ....................................................................................................... In person or telephone interview ..................................................................... 375,000 ........................ ........................ 62,500 2. 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 Number of respondents Modality of completion SSA–8508–BK (paper interview) ..................................................................... SSA–8508–BK (electronic) .............................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:24 Nov 16, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00173 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 225 4,275 E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 1 1 17NON1 Average burden per response (minutes) 60 60 Estimated total annual burden (hours) 225 4,275 81226 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 222 / Thursday, November 17, 2016 / Notices Totals ........................................................................................................ 3. Application for Supplemental Security Income—20 CFR 416.305– 416.335, Subpart C—0960–0444. SSA uses Form SSA–8001–BK to determine an applicant’s eligibility for SSI, and SSI payment amounts. SSA employees also collect this information during Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) ........................ ........................ Number of respondents Modality of completion 4,500 interviews with members of the public who wish to file for SSI. SSA uses the information for two purposes: (1) To formally deny SSI for non-medical reasons when information the applicant provides results in ineligibility; or (2) to establish a disability claim, but defer the Number of respondents Modality of completion Estimated total annual burden (hours) 4,500 complete development of non-medical issues until SSA approves the disability. The respondents are applicants for SSI. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) MSSICS/Signature Proxy ................................................................................ Non-MSSICS (Paper) ...................................................................................... 937,207 1,033 1 1 20 20 312,402 344 Totals ........................................................................................................ 938,240 ........................ ........................ 312,746 4. Employer Reports of Special Wage Payments—20 CFR 404.428–404.429— 0960–0565. SSA collects information on the SSA–131 to prevent earnings-related overpayments, and to avoid erroneous withholding of benefits. SSA field offices and program service centers also use Form SSA–131 for awards and postentitlement events requiring special wage payment verification from employers. While we need this information to ensure the correct Number of respondents Modality of completion payment of benefits, we do not require employers to respond. The respondents are large and small businesses that make special wage payments to retirees. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) Paper Version: SSA–131 (without #6) ............................................................. Paper Version: SSA–131 (#6 only) ................................................................. Electronic Version: Business Services Online Special Wage Payments ........ 105,000 1,050 26 1 1 1 20 2 5 35,000 35 2 Totals ........................................................................................................ 106,076 ........................ ........................ 35,037 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 5. 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. FORM SSA–1 Number of respondents Modality of completion MCS/Signature Proxy ...................................................................................... Paper ............................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:24 Nov 16, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00174 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency of Response 2,793,597 115,678 E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 1 1 17NON1 Average burden per response (minutes) 10 11 Estimated total annual burden (hours) 465,600 21,208 81227 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 222 / Thursday, November 17, 2016 / Notices FORM SSA–1—Continued Number of respondents Modality of completion Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of Response Estimated total annual burden (hours) Medicare-only MCS ......................................................................................... Medicare-only Paper ........................................................................................ 880,763 9,549 1 1 7 7 102,756 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 total 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 (minutes) FORM SSA–16 Number of respondents Modality of completion Estimated total 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 (minutes) 1 1 1 1 1 ........................ 15 5 15 3 10 ........................ ICLAIM SCREENS Number of respondents Modality of completion iClaim 3rd Party ............................................................................................... iClaim Applicant after 3rd Party Completion ................................................... First Party iClaim—Domestic Applicant ........................................................... First Party iClaim—Foreign Applicant .............................................................. Medicare-only iClaim ....................................................................................... Totals ........................................................................................................ IAPPOINTMENT 345,267 345,267 2,956,208 11,650 723,062 4,381,454 Estimated total annual burden (hours) 86,317 28,772 739,052 583 120,510 975,234 SCREENS Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) iAppointment .................................................................................................... 20,218 1 10 3,370 Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Total ................................................................................................................. 11,374,764 ........................ ........................ 2,529,303 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES GRAND TOTAL VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:24 Nov 16, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00175 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 81228 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 222 / Thursday, November 17, 2016 / Notices Dated: November 11, 2016. Naomi R. Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–27627 Filed 11–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9794] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD 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 10:00a.m. until 11:30a.m., Thursday, December 8, 2016 in the Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385 in Washington, DC 20515. The meeting will be a discussion on the use of public diplomacy tools to combat violent extremism and will feature a panel of experts. 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 5pm on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Please arrive for the meeting by 9:45am 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 and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The members of the Commission shall represent the public interest and shall be selected from a cross section of educational, communications, cultural, scientific, technical, public service, labor, business, and professional backgrounds. Not more than four members shall be from any one political party. The President designates a member to chair the Commission. The current members of the Commission are: Mr. Sim Farar of VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:24 Nov 16, 2016 Jkt 241001 California, Chairman; Mr. William Hybl of Colorado, Vice Chairman; Ambassador Lyndon Olson of Texas, Vice Chairman; Ambassador Penne Korth-Peacock of Texas; Anne Terman Wedner of Illinois; and Ms. Georgette Mosbacher of New York. One seat on the Commission is currently vacant. The following individuals have been nominated to the Commission but await Senate confirmation as of this writing: Douglas Wilson of Delaware and Markos Kounalakis of California. To request further information about the meeting or the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, you may contact its Senior Advisor, Chris Hensman, at HensmanCD@state.gov. Dated: November 1, 2016. Martha Estell, Senior Advisor, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2016–27664 Filed 11–16–16; 8:45 am] Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6471; email: section2459@state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA–5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522–0505. Dated: November 7, 2016. Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2016–27662 Filed 11–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request DEPARTMENT OF STATE Tennessee Valley Authority. 30-Day Notice of submission of information collection approval and request for comments. [Public Notice: 9793] SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 4710–05–P ACTION: Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Bouchardon: Royal Artist of the Enlightenment’’ Exhibition Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), E.O. 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Bouchardon: Royal Artist of the Enlightenment,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, from on or about January 10, 2017, until on or about April 2, 2017, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. For further information, including a list of the imported objects, contact the PO 00000 Frm 00176 Fmt 4703 AGENCY: Sfmt 4703 This is a renewal request for approval of Employment Application (OMB No. 3316–0063). The information collection described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) at oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov, for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments on this proposed collection. ADDRESSES: Requests for information, including copies of the information collection proposed and supporting documentation, should be directed to the Senior Privacy Program Manager: Christopher A. Marsalis, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 W. Summit Hill Dr. (WT 5D), Knoxville, Tennessee 37902–1401; telephone (865) 632–2467 or by email at camarsalis@tva.gov; or to Joy L. Lloyd, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 W. Summit Hill Dr. (WT 5A), Knoxville, Tennessee 37902–1401; telephone (865) 632–8370 or by email at jllloyd@tva.gov; or to the Agency Clearance Officer: Philip D. Propes, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market Street (MP 2C), Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402–2801; telephone (423) 751–8593 or email at pdpropes@tva.gov. DATES: Comments should be sent to the Agency Clearance Officer and the OMB Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for Tennessee Valley Authority, Washington, DC 20503, or email: oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov, no later than December 19, 2016. 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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2016-0059]


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

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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-2016-0059].
    I. The information collection below is pending at SSA. SSA will 
submit it 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 
January 17, 2017. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instrument by writing to the above email address.
    Petition to Obtain Approval of a Fee for Representing a Claimant 
Before the Social Security Administration--20 CFR 404.1720, 404.1725, 
416.1520, and 416.1525--0960-0104. A Social Security claimant's 
representative, whether an attorney or a non-attorney, uses Form SSA-
1560-U4 to petition SSA for authorization to charge and collect a fee. 
A claimant may also use the form to agree or disagree with the 
requested fee amount or other information the representative provides 
on the form. The SSA official responsible for setting the fee uses the 
information from the form to determine a reasonable fee amount 
representatives may charge for their services. The respondents are 
attorneys and non-attorneys who represent Social Security claimants.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                       Estimated
                                                                                       Average burden    total
              Modality of completion                   Number of       Frequency of     per response     annual
                                                      respondents        response        (minutes)       burden
                                                                                                        (hours)
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SSA-1560-U4.......................................          44,365                1               30   22,183
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    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 December 19, 2016. Individuals can obtain copies of the 
OMB clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov.
    1. Request for Corrections of Earnings Record--20 CFR 404.820 and 
20 CFR 422.125--0960-0029. Individuals alleging inaccurate earnings 
records in SSA's files use paper Form SSA-7008, or a personal interview 
during which SSA employees key their answers into our electronic 
Earnings Modernization Item Correction system, to provide the 
information SSA needs to check earnings posted, and, as necessary, 
initiate development to resolve any inaccuracies. The respondents are 
individuals who request correction of earnings posted to their Social 
Security earnings record.
    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    total annual
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)
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Paper form......................................          37,500               1              10           6,250
In person or telephone interview................         337,500               1              10          56,250
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    Totals......................................         375,000  ..............  ..............          62,500
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    2. 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    total annual
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)
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SSA-8508-BK (paper interview)...................             225               1              60             225
SSA-8508-BK (electronic)........................           4,275               1              60           4,275
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    Totals......................................           4,500  ..............  ..............           4,500
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    3. Application for Supplemental Security Income--20 CFR 416.305-
416.335, Subpart C--0960-0444. SSA uses Form SSA-8001-BK to determine 
an applicant's eligibility for SSI, and SSI payment amounts. SSA 
employees also collect this information during interviews with members 
of the public who wish to file for SSI. SSA uses the information for 
two purposes: (1) To formally deny SSI for non-medical reasons when 
information the applicant provides results in ineligibility; or (2) to 
establish a disability claim, but defer the complete development of 
non-medical issues until SSA approves the disability. The respondents 
are applicants for SSI.
    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    total annual
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)
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MSSICS/Signature Proxy..........................         937,207               1              20         312,402
Non-MSSICS (Paper)..............................           1,033               1              20             344
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    Totals......................................         938,240  ..............  ..............         312,746
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    4. Employer Reports of Special Wage Payments--20 CFR 404.428-
404.429--0960-0565. SSA collects information on the SSA-131 to prevent 
earnings-related overpayments, and to avoid erroneous withholding of 
benefits. SSA field offices and program service centers also use Form 
SSA-131 for awards and post-entitlement events requiring special wage 
payment verification from employers. While we need this information to 
ensure the correct payment of benefits, we do not require employers to 
respond. The respondents are large and small businesses that make 
special wage payments to retirees.
    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    total annual
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)
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Paper Version: SSA-131 (without #6).............         105,000               1              20          35,000
Paper Version: SSA-131 (#6 only)................           1,050               1               2              35
Electronic Version: Business Services Online                  26               1               5               2
 Special Wage Payments..........................
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    Totals......................................         106,076  ..............  ..............          35,037
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    5. 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    total annual
                                                    respondents      Response        (minutes)    burden (hours)
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MCS/Signature Proxy.............................       2,793,597               1              10         465,600
Paper...........................................         115,678               1              11          21,208

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Medicare-only MCS...............................         880,763               1               7         102,756
Medicare-only Paper.............................           9,549               1               7           1,114
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    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    total annual
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (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    total annual
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)
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MCS/Signature Proxy.............................       2,483,952               1              19         786,585
Paper...........................................         116,294               1              20          38,765
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    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    total annual
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (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 total
           Modality of completion                Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden
                                                respondents        response        (minutes)         (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 total
           Modality of completion                Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden
                                                respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)
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Total.......................................      11,374,764   ...............  ...............       2,529,303
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    Dated: November 11, 2016.
Naomi R. Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-27627 Filed 11-16-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4191-02-P