Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 19396 [2017-08477]

Download as PDF 19396 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 80 / Thursday, April 27, 2017 / Notices Washington, DC, at U.S. Postal Service Headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., in the Benjamin Franklin Room. RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.—Closed; Wednesday, May 10, at 8:00 a.m.—Open. 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: Representative Payee Monitoring; OMB 3220–0151. Under Section 12 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the RRB may pay annuity benefits to a representative payee when an employee, spouse, or survivor annuitant is incompetent or a minor. The RRB is responsible for determining if direct payment to an annuitant or a representative payee would best serve the annuitant’s best interest. The accountability requirements authorizing the RRB to conduct periodic monitoring of representative payees, including a written accounting of benefit payments received, are prescribed in 20 CFR 266.7. The RRB utilizes the following forms to conduct its representative payee monitoring program. PLACE: Proposed Collection; Comment Request STATUS: Matters to be Considered Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. (Closed) 1. Financial Matters. 2. Strategic Issues. 3. Governors’ Executive Session— Discussion of prior agenda items and Board governance. Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. (Open) 1. Remarks of the Postmaster General and CEO and Chairman of the Temporary Emergency Committee of the Board. 2. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings. 3. Committee Reports. 4. Quarterly Report on Financial Performance. 5. Quarterly Service Performance Report. 6. Tentative Agenda for the June 20 Meeting. 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. 2017–08676 Filed 4–25–17; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P Form G–99a, Representative Payee Report, is used to obtain information needed to determine whether the benefit payments certified to the representative payee have been used for the annuitant’s current maintenance and personal needs and whether the representative payee continues to be concerned with the annuitant’s welfare. RRB Form G–99c, Representative Payee Evaluation Report, is used to obtain more detailed information from a representative payee who fails to complete and return Form G–99a or in situations when the returned Form G– 99a indicates the possible misuse of funds by the representative payee. Form G–99c contains specific questions concerning the representative payee’s performance and is used by the RRB to determine whether or not the representative payee should continue in that capacity. The RRB proposes no changes to Forms G–99a and G–99c. In response to the RRB’s Office of Inspector General’s recommendation to strengthen the controls of the agency’s representative payee monitoring program, the RRB proposes new Form G–106, Statement of Care and Responsibility to Annuitant. In cases where the representative payee does not have custody of the annuitant, Form G– 106 will be used to solicit information about the representative payee’s performance and the annuitant’s wellbeing from the custodian of the annuitant. The proposed form contains specific questions concerning the representative payee’s performance, and will be used by the RRB to determine whether or not the representative payee should continue in that capacity. Completion of the forms in this collection is required to retain benefits. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN Annual responses Form number Time (minutes) Burden (hours) 5,400 300 120 500 18 24 31 10 1,620 120 62 83 Total ...................................................................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES G–99a (legal and all other, excepting parent for child) ............................................................... G–99c (Parts I and II) .................................................................................................................. G–99c (Parts I, II, and III) ............................................................................................................ G–106 .......................................................................................................................................... 6,320 ........................ 1,885 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Apr 26, 2017 Jkt 241001 should be addressed to Brian Foster, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611– 1275 or emailed to Brian.Foster@rrb.gov. PO 00000 Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Brian D. Foster, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–08477 Filed 4–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

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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: Representative Payee 
Monitoring; OMB 3220-0151. Under Section 12 of the Railroad Retirement 
Act (RRA), the RRB may pay annuity benefits to a representative payee 
when an employee, spouse, or survivor annuitant is incompetent or a 
minor. The RRB is responsible for determining if direct payment to an 
annuitant or a representative payee would best serve the annuitant's 
best interest. The accountability requirements authorizing the RRB to 
conduct periodic monitoring of representative payees, including a 
written accounting of benefit payments received, are prescribed in 20 
CFR 266.7. The RRB utilizes the following forms to conduct its 
representative payee monitoring program.
    Form G-99a, Representative Payee Report, is used to obtain 
information needed to determine whether the benefit payments certified 
to the representative payee have been used for the annuitant's current 
maintenance and personal needs and whether the representative payee 
continues to be concerned with the annuitant's welfare. RRB Form G-99c, 
Representative Payee Evaluation Report, is used to obtain more detailed 
information from a representative payee who fails to complete and 
return Form G-99a or in situations when the returned Form G-99a 
indicates the possible misuse of funds by the representative payee. 
Form G-99c contains specific questions concerning the representative 
payee's performance and is used by the RRB to determine whether or not 
the representative payee should continue in that capacity. The RRB 
proposes no changes to Forms G-99a and G-99c.
    In response to the RRB's Office of Inspector General's 
recommendation to strengthen the controls of the agency's 
representative payee monitoring program, the RRB proposes new Form G-
106, Statement of Care and Responsibility to Annuitant. In cases where 
the representative payee does not have custody of the annuitant, Form 
G-106 will be used to solicit information about the representative 
payee's performance and the annuitant's well-being from the custodian 
of the annuitant. The proposed form contains specific questions 
concerning the representative payee's performance, and will be used by 
the RRB to determine whether or not the representative payee should 
continue in that capacity.
    Completion of the forms in this collection is required to retain 
benefits.

                                      Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
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                                                                      Annual
                           Form number                               responses    Time (minutes)  Burden (hours)
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G-99a (legal and all other, excepting parent for child).........           5,400              18           1,620
G-99c (Parts I and II)..........................................             300              24             120
G-99c (Parts I, II, and III)....................................             120              31              62
G-106...........................................................             500              10              83
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    Total.......................................................           6,320  ..............           1,885
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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. 2017-08477 Filed 4-26-17; 8:45 am]
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