Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 12878-12879 [2017-04355]

Download as PDF 12878 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 7, 2017 / Notices For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.97 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–04352 Filed 3–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2017–0009] 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– 2017–0009]. 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 May 8, 2017. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. 1. Representative Payee Report-Adult, Representative Payee Report-Child, Representative Payee ReportOrganizational Representative Payees— 20 CFR 404.635, 404.2035, 404.2065, and 416.665—0960–0068. When SSA Number of respondents Modality of completion determines it is not in an Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient’s best interest to receive Social Security payments directly, the agency will designate a representative payee for the recipient. The representative payee can be: (1) A family member; (2) a non-family member who is a private citizen and is acquainted with the beneficiary; (3) an organization; (4) a state or local government agency; or (5) a business. In the capacity of representative payee, the person or organization receives the SSA recipient’s payments directly and manages these payments. As part of its stewardship mandate, SSA must ensure the representative payees are properly using the payments they receive for the recipients they represent. The agency annually collects the information necessary to make this assessment using the SSA–623, Representative Payee Report-Adult; SSA–6230, Representative Payee Report-Child; SSA–6234, Representative Payee Report-Organizational Representative Payees; and through the electronic internet application Internet Representative Payee Accounting (iRPA). The respondents are representative payees of OASDI and SSI recipients. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of esponse Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–623 .................................................................................. SSA–6230 ................................................................................ SSA–6234 ................................................................................ iRPA* ....................................................................................... 2,812,662 2,968,986 719,684 650,195 1 1 1 1 15 15 15 15 703,166 742,247 179,921 162,549 Totals ................................................................................ 7,151,527 .............................. .............................. 1,787,883 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES * One Internet platform encompasses all three paper forms. 2. Annual Earnings Test Direct Mail Follow-Up Program Notices—20 CFR 404.452–404.455—0960–0369. SSA developed the Annual Earnings Test Direct Mail Follow-up Program to improve beneficiary reporting on work and earnings during the year and earnings information at the end of the year. SSA may reduce benefits payable under the Social Security Act (Act) when an individual has wages or selfemployment income exceeding the annual exempt amount. SSA identifies 97 17 beneficiaries likely to receive more than the annual exempt amount, and requests more frequent estimates of earnings from them. When applicable, SSA also requests a future year estimate to reduce overpayments due to earnings. SSA sends letters (SSA–L9778, SSA–L9779, SSA–L9781, SSA–L9784, SSA–L9785, and SSA–L9790) to beneficiaries requesting earnings information the month prior to their attainment of full retirement age. We send each beneficiary a tailored letter that includes relevant earnings data from SSA records. The Annual Earnings Test Direct Mail Follow-up Program helps to ensure Social Security payments are correct, and enables us to prevent earnings-related overpayments, and avoid erroneous withholding. The respondents are working Social Security beneficiaries with earnings over the exempt amount. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Mar 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 12879 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 7, 2017 / Notices Number of respondents Modality of completion SSA–L9778 SSA–L9779 SSA–L9781 SSA–L9784 SSA–L9785 SSA–L9790 Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) .............................................................................. .............................................................................. .............................................................................. .............................................................................. .............................................................................. .............................................................................. 42,630 158,865 472,437 1,270 15,870 45,000 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 10 10 10 10 10 7,105 26,478 78,740 212 2,645 7,500 Totals ................................................................................ 736,072 .............................. .............................. 122,680 3. Request for Social Security Earnings Information—20 CFR 401.100 and 404.810—0960–0525. The Social Security Act permits wage earners, or their authorized representatives, to request Social Security earnings information from SSA using Form SSA– 7050–F4. SSA uses the information the respondent provides on Form SSA– 7050–F4 to verify the wage earner has: (1) Earnings; (2) the right to access the correct Social Security Record; and (3) the right to request the earnings statement. If we verify all three items, SSA produces an Itemized Statement of Earnings (Form SSA–1826) and sends it to the requestor. Respondents are wage earners and their authorized representatives who are requesting Itemized Statement of Earnings records. 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–7050–F4 .......................................................................... 66,800 1 11 12,247 Questionnaire About Employment or Self-Employment Outside the United Type of respondent Annual cost States—20 CFR 404.401(b)(1), 404.415 & 404.417—0960–0050. When a Social Non-Certified Respondent .... $2,211,105 Security beneficiary or claimant reports Certified Respondent ............ 1,601,656 work outside the United States (U.S.), SSA uses Form SSA–7163 to determine Totals ................................ 3,812,761 if foreign work deductions are applicable. Specifically, SSA uses Form II. SSA submitted the information SSA–7163 to determine: (1) Whether collection below to OMB for clearance. work the beneficiaries performed Your comments regarding the outside the United States (U.S.) is cause information collection would be most for deductions from their monthly useful if OMB and SSA receive them 30 benefits; (2) which of two work tests days from the date of this publication. (foreign or regular test) is applicable; To be sure we consider your comments, and (3) the number of months, if any, for we must receive them no later than SSA-imposed deductions. SSA April 6, 2017. 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Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–7163 ................................................................................ sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Modality of completion 20,000 1 12 4,000 Dated: March 2, 2017. Naomi R. Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. DEPARTMENT OF STATE [FR Doc. 2017–04355 Filed 3–6–17; 8:45 am] Notice of Public Meeting The Department of State will conduct an open meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the BILLING CODE 4191–02–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Mar 06, 2017 [Public Notice 9909] Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 offices of ABS Consulting, 1525 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 625, Arlington, Virginia 22209. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 43 (Tuesday, March 7, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12878-12879]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-04355]


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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2017-0009]


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-2017-0009].
    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 May 
8, 2017. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by 
writing to the above email address.
    1. Representative Payee Report-Adult, Representative Payee Report-
Child, Representative Payee Report-Organizational Representative 
Payees--20 CFR 404.635, 404.2035, 404.2065, and 416.665--0960-0068. 
When SSA determines it is not in an Old Age, Survivors, and Disability 
Insurance (OASDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient's 
best interest to receive Social Security payments directly, the agency 
will designate a representative payee for the recipient. The 
representative payee can be: (1) A family member; (2) a non-family 
member who is a private citizen and is acquainted with the beneficiary; 
(3) an organization; (4) a state or local government agency; or (5) a 
business. In the capacity of representative payee, the person or 
organization receives the SSA recipient's payments directly and manages 
these payments. As part of its stewardship mandate, SSA must ensure the 
representative payees are properly using the payments they receive for 
the recipients they represent. The agency annually collects the 
information necessary to make this assessment using the SSA-623, 
Representative Payee Report-Adult; SSA-6230, Representative Payee 
Report-Child; SSA-6234, Representative Payee Report-Organizational 
Representative Payees; and through the electronic internet application 
Internet Representative Payee Accounting (iRPA). The respondents are 
representative payees of OASDI and SSI recipients.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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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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SSA-623.............................          2,812,662                  1                 15            703,166
SSA-6230............................          2,968,986                  1                 15            742,247
SSA-6234............................            719,684                  1                 15            179,921
iRPA*...............................            650,195                  1                 15            162,549
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    Totals..........................          7,151,527  .................  .................          1,787,883
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* One Internet platform encompasses all three paper forms.

    2. Annual Earnings Test Direct Mail Follow-Up Program Notices--20 
CFR 404.452-404.455--0960-0369. SSA developed the Annual Earnings Test 
Direct Mail Follow-up Program to improve beneficiary reporting on work 
and earnings during the year and earnings information at the end of the 
year. SSA may reduce benefits payable under the Social Security Act 
(Act) when an individual has wages or self-employment income exceeding 
the annual exempt amount. SSA identifies beneficiaries likely to 
receive more than the annual exempt amount, and requests more frequent 
estimates of earnings from them. When applicable, SSA also requests a 
future year estimate to reduce overpayments due to earnings. SSA sends 
letters (SSA-L9778, SSA-L9779, SSA-L9781, SSA-L9784, SSA-L9785, and 
SSA-L9790) to beneficiaries requesting earnings information the month 
prior to their attainment of full retirement age. We send each 
beneficiary a tailored letter that includes relevant earnings data from 
SSA records. The Annual Earnings Test Direct Mail Follow-up Program 
helps to ensure Social Security payments are correct, and enables us to 
prevent earnings-related overpayments, and avoid erroneous withholding. 
The respondents are working Social Security beneficiaries with earnings 
over the exempt amount.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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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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SSA-L9778...........................             42,630                  1                 10              7,105
SSA-L9779...........................            158,865                  1                 10             26,478
SSA-L9781...........................            472,437                  1                 10             78,740
SSA-L9784...........................              1,270                  1                 10                212
SSA-L9785...........................             15,870                  1                 10              2,645
SSA-L9790...........................             45,000                  1                 10              7,500
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    Totals..........................            736,072  .................  .................            122,680
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    3. Request for Social Security Earnings Information--20 CFR 401.100 
and 404.810--0960-0525. The Social Security Act permits wage earners, 
or their authorized representatives, to request Social Security 
earnings information from SSA using Form SSA-7050-F4. SSA uses the 
information the respondent provides on Form SSA-7050-F4 to verify the 
wage earner has: (1) Earnings; (2) the right to access the correct 
Social Security Record; and (3) the right to request the earnings 
statement. If we verify all three items, SSA produces an Itemized 
Statement of Earnings (Form SSA-1826) and sends it to the requestor. 
Respondents are wage earners and their authorized representatives who 
are requesting Itemized Statement of Earnings records.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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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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SSA-7050-F4.....................             66,800                   1                  11              12,247
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    Cost Burden:

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                   Type of respondent                       Annual cost
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Non-Certified Respondent................................      $2,211,105
Certified Respondent....................................       1,601,656
                                                         ---------------
  Totals................................................       3,812,761
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    II. SSA submitted the information collection below to OMB for 
clearance. Your comments regarding the information collection would be 
most useful if OMB and SSA receive them 30 days from the date of this 
publication. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them 
no later than April 6, 2017. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB 
clearance package by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov.
    Questionnaire About Employment or Self-Employment Outside the 
United States--20 CFR 404.401(b)(1), 404.415 & 404.417--0960-0050. When 
a Social Security beneficiary or claimant reports work outside the 
United States (U.S.), SSA uses Form SSA-7163 to determine if foreign 
work deductions are applicable. Specifically, SSA uses Form SSA-7163 to 
determine: (1) Whether work the beneficiaries performed outside the 
United States (U.S.) is cause for deductions from their monthly 
benefits; (2) which of two work tests (foreign or regular test) is 
applicable; and (3) the number of months, if any, for SSA-imposed 
deductions. SSA determines whether the annual earnings test applies to 
all earnings from work covered by the Social Security Act, including 
earnings from covered work performed outside the U.S. However, because 
of the differences in foreign currency values, it is administratively 
impractical to apply this test to earnings from non-covered work 
performed outside the U.S. and base it on U.S. dollars. Accordingly, 
the 45-hour work test provides for deductions from the benefits of 
employees under full retirement age who engage in non-covered 
remunerative activity for more than 45 hours in a calendar month. SSA 
asks beneficiaries working outside the U.S. to complete this form 
annually or every other year (depending on the country of residence). 
Respondents are beneficiaries or claimants for Social Security benefits 
who are engaged in work outside the United States.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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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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SSA-7163........................             20,000                   1                  12               4,000
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    Dated: March 2, 2017.
Naomi R. Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-04355 Filed 3-6-17; 8:45 am]
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