Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 8961-8962 [2017-02064]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 20 / Wednesday, February 1, 2017 / Notices The Trust’s CEO, in consultation with the Chair of the Board of Directors, has determined that the Council is in the public interest and supports the Trust in performing its duties and responsibilities under the Presidio Trust Act, 16 U.S.C. 460bb appendix. The Council advises on the establishment of a new national center (Presidio Institute) focused on service and leadership development, with specific emphasis on: (a) Assessing the role and key opportunities of a national center dedicated to service and leadership at Fort Scott in the Presidio of San Francisco; (b) providing recommendations related to the Presidio Institute’s programmatic goals, target audiences, content, implementation and evaluation; (c) providing guidance on a phased development approach that leverages a combination of funding sources including philanthropy; and (d) making recommendations on how to structure the Presidio Institute’s business model to best achieve the Presidio Institute’s mission and ensure long-term financial self-sufficiency. Meeting Agenda: This meeting of the Council will include a formal recommendation for the use of Fort Scott and an update on Presidio Institute programs. The period from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. will be reserved for public comments. Public Comment: Individuals who would like to offer comments are invited to sign-up at the meeting and speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Written comments may be submitted on cards that will be provided at the meeting, via mail to Anna Sanders, Presidio Institute, 1202 Ralston Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94129–0052, or via email to asanders@presidiotrust.gov. If individuals submitting written comments request that their address or other contact information be withheld from public disclosure, it will be honored to the extent allowable by law. Such requests must be stated prominently at the beginning of the comments. The Trust will make available for public inspection all submissions from organizations or businesses and from persons identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations and businesses. Time: The meeting will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Jan 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 Location: The meeting will be held at the Log Cabin at 1299 Storey Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94129. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information is available online at http://www.presidio.gov/ institute/about/Pages/advisorycouncil.aspx Dated: January 26, 2017. Andrea M. Andersen, Acting General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–02097 Filed 1–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4R–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Proposed Collection; Comment Request In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB’s estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title and purpose of information collection: Continuing Disability Report; OMB 3220–0187. Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act, an annuity is not payable or is reduced for any month in which the annuitant works for a railroad or earns more than prescribed dollar amounts from either non-railroad employment or self-employment. Certain types of work may indicate an annuitant’s recovery from disability. The provisions relating to the reduction or non-payment of an annuity by reason of work, and an annuitant’s recovery from disability for work, are prescribed in 20 CFR 220.17–220.20. The RRB conducts continuing disability reviews (CDR) to determine whether an annuitant continues to meet the disability requirements of the law. Provisions relating to when and how SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8961 often the RRB conducts CDR’s are prescribed in 20 CFR 220.186. Form G–254, Continuing Disability Report, is used by the RRB to develop information for a CDR determination, including a determination prompted by a report of work, return to railroad service, allegation of medical improvement, or a routine disability review call-up. The RRB proposes the following changes: Form G–254 is being revised to make non-burden impacting editorial and formatting changes. In addition, significant changes are proposed to Form G–254 in support of the RRB’s Disability Program Improvement Project (DPIP) to enhance/improve disability case processing and overall program integrity as recommended by the RRB’s Office of Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office. Proposed revisions/additions include: • Providing, in Item 31a, more descriptive labels (Easy, Difficult, Hard, Not at All, and N.A.) to help identify the applicant’s ability to perform an activity. Æ Requesting for information on four new activity items (Sitting, Standing, Reading, and Writing), to be consistent with other RRB disability forms. • New Item 31b, which requests the applicant to provide additional information about their daily activities. • Requesting, in Item 31d, when a disability annuitant uses an assistive device (wheelchair, cane, etc.). The RRB also proposes the addition of new Form RL–8A, Occupational Disability Certification, which the RRB will use to annually monitor occupational disability annuitants who meet certain criteria. The form will require that the annuitant certify that they are still disabled in order to continue receiving their occupational disability annuities. Form RL–8 will be used to transmit the Form RL–8A. The Paperwork Reduction Act and Privacy Act Notices are on Form RL–8A. Form G–254a, Continuing Disability Update Report, is used to help identify a disability annuitant whose work activity and/or recent medical history warrants completion of Form G–254 for a more extensive review. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–254a. Completion is required to retain a benefit. One response is requested of each respondent to Forms G–254 and G– 254a. E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 8962 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 20 / Wednesday, February 1, 2017 / Notices ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN Annual responses Form No. Time (minutes) Burden (hours) G–254 .......................................................................................................................................... G–254A ........................................................................................................................................ RL–8A .......................................................................................................................................... 1,500 1,500 400 5–35 5 15 623 125 100 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 3,400 ........................ 848 Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, contact Dana Hickman at (312) 751–4981 or Dana.Hickman@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Brian Foster, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611– 1275 or emailed to Brian.Foster@rrb.gov. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Brian D. Foster, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–02064 Filed 1–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Rules 147(f)(1)(iii) and 147A(f)(1)(iii) Written Representations as to Purchaser Residency ACTION: Notice. The Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has submitted two sponsored information collection requests (‘‘ICRs’’) to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 1 (‘‘PRA’’). The first title is: ‘‘Rule 147(f)(1)(iii) Written Representation as to Purchaser Residency.’’ The second title is: ‘‘Rule 147A(f)(1)(iii) Written Representation as to Purchaser Residency.’’ OMB approval has been requested by April 20, 2017. ADDRESSES: A copy of these ICRs with applicable supporting documentation, including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 1 Public Law 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Jan 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. ICR Reference Numbers 201701– 3235–005 and 201701–3235–006 for Rules 147 and 147A, respectively. Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or by sending an email to: Shagufta_Ahmed@ omb.eop.gov; and (ii) Pamela C. Dyson, Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi Pavlik-Simon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549 or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This request should serve to notify the public that the Commission is seeking PRA approval from OMB for the collections of information associated with the final rule amendments to Rule 147 2 and new Rule 147A 3 under the Securities Act of 1933 4 (‘‘Securities Act’’) that were adopted by the Commission on October 26, 2016.5 As adopted, both Rule 147(f)(1)(iii) and new Rule 147A(f)(1)(iii) will require the issuer to obtain from the purchaser a written representation as to the purchaser’s residency. In the Proposing Release, the Commission had proposed eliminating the requirement in Rule 147. In response to comments received on the Proposing Release, the Commission decided not to eliminate the requirement in Rule 147 and instead adopted an identical requirement in new Rule 147A(f)(1)(iii).6 The representation is not required to be presented in any particular format, although it must be in writing. Representations obtained by the issuer are not required to be kept confidential, and there is no mandatory retention period. 2 17 CFR 230.147. CFR 230.147A. 4 15 U.S.C. 77a et seq. 5 See Release No. 33–10238 (Oct. 26, 2016) [81 FR 83494]. New Rule 147A and the amendment to Rule 147 will be effective on April 20, 2017. 6 Id. 3 17 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 We anticipate that the requirement for issuers to obtain a written representation from each purchaser as to his or her residence, as required under Rule 147(f)(1)(iii) and Rule 147A(f)(1)(iii), could result in somewhat higher compliance costs for issuers to meet these requirements in order to sell securities in an exempt intrastate offering. For purposes of the PRA, for each of Rule 147 and Rule 147A, we estimate that the total annual paperwork burden for all affected issuers arising from this collection of information requirement will be approximately 175 hours of issuer (company) personnel time and approximately $70,000 for the services of outside professionals. We anticipate that the written representation required by purchasers, including the obligation to determinate the state or territory of their residence, as required under Rule 147(f)(1)(iii) and Rule 147A(f)(1)(iii), will result in a burden incurred by purchasers in order to purchase securities in an exempt intrastate offering. For purposes of the PRA, for each of Rule 147 and Rule 147A, we estimate that the total annual paperwork burden for all affected purchasers arising from this collection of information requirements will be approximately 1,750 hours of purchaser time and no cost incurred for the services of outside professionals. In deriving our estimates, we assume that: • Approximately 700 issuers 7 will conduct a Rule 147 and Rule 147A offering each year, respectively, and each issuer will spend an average of fifteen minutes to obtain and collect the written representation from each purchaser in the offering as to his or her state or territory of residence, resulting 7 We rely upon the number of offerings under Rules 504 and 505 of Regulation D for the year ended December 31, 2015 as a proxy for the average annual number of offerings under Rule 147 and new Rule 147A. Based on staff analysis of Form D filings, there were 519 new Form D filings reporting reliance on Rule 504 and 179 new Form D filings reporting reliance on Rule 505 in 2015. See Figure 1 in Section V.A.1, above. For purposes of these PRA estimates, we estimate that an average of 700 issuers will conduct a Rule 147 and new Rule 147A offering each year, respectively. E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 20 (Wednesday, February 1, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8961-8962]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-02064]


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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for 
public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad 
Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data 
collections.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information 
collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; 
(b) the accuracy of the RRB's estimate of the burden of the collection 
of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize 
the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    Title and purpose of information collection: Continuing Disability 
Report; OMB 3220-0187. Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act, 
an annuity is not payable or is reduced for any month in which the 
annuitant works for a railroad or earns more than prescribed dollar 
amounts from either non-railroad employment or self-employment. Certain 
types of work may indicate an annuitant's recovery from disability. The 
provisions relating to the reduction or non-payment of an annuity by 
reason of work, and an annuitant's recovery from disability for work, 
are prescribed in 20 CFR 220.17-220.20. The RRB conducts continuing 
disability reviews (CDR) to determine whether an annuitant continues to 
meet the disability requirements of the law. Provisions relating to 
when and how often the RRB conducts CDR's are prescribed in 20 CFR 
220.186.
    Form G-254, Continuing Disability Report, is used by the RRB to 
develop information for a CDR determination, including a determination 
prompted by a report of work, return to railroad service, allegation of 
medical improvement, or a routine disability review call-up.
    The RRB proposes the following changes:
    Form G-254 is being revised to make non-burden impacting editorial 
and formatting changes. In addition, significant changes are proposed 
to Form G-254 in support of the RRB's Disability Program Improvement 
Project (DPIP) to enhance/improve disability case processing and 
overall program integrity as recommended by the RRB's Office of 
Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office. Proposed 
revisions/additions include:
     Providing, in Item 31a, more descriptive labels (Easy, 
Difficult, Hard, Not at All, and N.A.) to help identify the applicant's 
ability to perform an activity.
    [cir] Requesting for information on four new activity items 
(Sitting, Standing, Reading, and Writing), to be consistent with other 
RRB disability forms.
     New Item 31b, which requests the applicant to provide 
additional information about their daily activities.
     Requesting, in Item 31d, when a disability annuitant uses 
an assistive device (wheelchair, cane, etc.).
    The RRB also proposes the addition of new Form RL-8A, Occupational 
Disability Certification, which the RRB will use to annually monitor 
occupational disability annuitants who meet certain criteria. The form 
will require that the annuitant certify that they are still disabled in 
order to continue receiving their occupational disability annuities. 
Form RL-8 will be used to transmit the Form RL-8A. The Paperwork 
Reduction Act and Privacy Act Notices are on Form RL-8A.
    Form G-254a, Continuing Disability Update Report, is used to help 
identify a disability annuitant whose work activity and/or recent 
medical history warrants completion of Form G-254 for a more extensive 
review. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-254a.
    Completion is required to retain a benefit. One response is 
requested of each respondent to Forms G-254 and G-254a.

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                                      Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
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                                                                      Annual           Time           Burden
                            Form No.                                 responses       (minutes)        (hours)
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G-254...........................................................           1,500            5-35             623
G-254A..........................................................           1,500               5             125
RL-8A...........................................................             400              15             100
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    Total.......................................................           3,400  ..............             848
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    Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or 
to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, 
and/or supporting material, contact Dana Hickman at (312) 751-4981 or 
Dana.Hickman@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection 
should be addressed to Brian Foster, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 
North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611-1275 or emailed to 
Brian.Foster@rrb.gov. Written comments should be received within 60 
days of this notice.

Brian D. Foster,
Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-02064 Filed 1-31-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7905-01-P