Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 24767-24769 [2017-10969]

Download as PDF 24767 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 102 / Tuesday, May 30, 2017 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205–6734. The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 15132 B and for economic injury is 15133 0. The States which received an EIDL Declaration # are OKLAHOMA. Notice is hereby given that as a result of the Administrator’s disaster declaration, applications for disaster loans may be filed at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) Primary Counties: Cherokee, Haskell Contiguous Counties: Oklahoma: Adair, Delaware, Latimer, Le Flore, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Pittsburg, Sequoyah, Wagoner SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Interest Rates are: For Physical Damage: Homeowners With Credit Available Elsewhere ...................... Homeowners Without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Businesses With Credit Available Elsewhere ...................... Businesses Without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Non-Profit Organizations With Credit Available Elsewhere ... Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... For Economic Injury: Businesses & Small Agricultural Cooperatives Without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... Dated: May 22, 2017. Linda E. McMahon, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2017–10985 Filed 5–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P [Docket No: SSA–2017–0029] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of information collection packages requiring clearance Percent by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with Public Law 104–13, the Paperwork 3.875 Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. This notice includes revisions 1.938 of OMB-approved information collections. 6.430 SSA is soliciting comments on the accuracy of the agency’s burden 3.215 estimate; the need for the information; 2.500 its practical utility; ways to enhance its quality, utility, and clarity; and ways to minimize burden on respondents, 2.500 including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Mail, email, or fax your comments and 3.215 recommendations on the information collection(s) to the OMB Desk Officer and SSA Reports Clearance Officer at 2.500 the following addresses or fax numbers. Number of respondents Modality of completion Frequency of response (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– 2017–0029]. 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 July 31, 2017. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. 1. State Death Match Collections—20 CFR 404.301, 404.310–404.311, 404.316, 404.330–404.341, 404.350–404.352, 404.371, and 416.912–0960–0700. SSA uses the State Death Match Collections to ensure the accuracy of payment files by detecting unreported or inaccurate deaths of beneficiaries. Under the Social Security Act (Act), entitlement to retirement, disability, wife’s, husband’s, or parent’s benefits terminate when the beneficiary dies. The states furnish death certificate information to SSA via the manual registration process or the Electronic Death Registration Process (EDR). Both death match processes are automated electronic transfers between the states and SSA. The respondents are the states’ bureaus of vital statistics. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average cost per record request Number of responses Estimated total annual cost burden Non-EDR State Death Match—CyberFusion/GSO: Non-EDR Records from EDR sites .................................................. State Death Match—CyberFusion/GSO: Non-EDR sites .... 45 12 3,700 48,000 166,500 576,000 $.88 .88 $146,520 506,880 Total .............................................................................. 57 ........................ 742,500 ........................ 653,400 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES EDR and Expected EDR State Death Match-EDR ...................................................... States Expected to Become—State Death Match-EDR Within the Next 3 Years ................................................... 45 48,500 2,182,500 3.17 6,918,525 7 62,600 438,200 3.17 1,389,094 Totals ............................................................................ 52 ........................ 2,620,700 ........................ 8,307,619 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 May 26, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1 24768 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 102 / Tuesday, May 30, 2017 / Notices Number of respondents Modality of completion Frequency of response Average cost per record request Number of responses Estimated total annual cost burden Grand Total Grand Total ................................................................... 109 ........................ 3,363,200 ........................ * 8,961,019 * Please note that both of these data matching processes are electronic and there only a cost burden, and no hourly burden for the respondent to provide this information. 2. Application for Access to SSA Systems—20 CFR 401.45—0960–0791. SSA uses Form SSA–120, Application for Access to SSA Systems, to allow limited access to SSA’s information resources for SSA employees and nonFederal employees (contractors). SSA requires supervisory approval, and local or component Security Officer review prior to granting this access. The respondents are SSA employees and non-Federal Employees (contractors) who require access to SSA systems to perform their jobs. Number of respondents Modality of completion Note: Because SSA employees are Federal workers exempt from the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the burden below is only for SSA contractors. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–120 (paper) ............................................................................................. SSA–120 (Internet) .......................................................................................... 685 1,482 1 1 2 1.5 23 37 Totals ........................................................................................................ 2,167 ........................ ........................ 60 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 June 29, 2017. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB clearance package by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ ssa.gov. RS/DI Quality Review Case Analysis: Sampled Number Holder; Auxiliaries/ Survivors; Parent; and Stewardship Annual Earnings Test—0960–0189. Section 205(a) of the Act authorizes the Commissioner of SSA to conduct the quality review process, which entails collecting information related to the accuracy of payments made under the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Program (OASDI). Sections 228(a)(3), 1614(a)(1)(B), and 1836(2) of the Act require a determination of the citizenship or alien status of the beneficiary; this is only one item that we might question as part of the Annual Quality review. SSA uses Forms SSA– 2930, SSA–2931, and SSA–2932 to establish a national payment accuracy rate for all cases in payment status, and to serve as a source of information regarding problem areas in the Retirement Survivors Insurance (RSI) and Disability Insurance (DI) programs. We also use the information to measure the accuracy rate for newly adjudicated RSI or DI cases. SSA uses Form SSA– 4659 to evaluate the effectiveness of the annual earnings test, and to use the results in developing ongoing improvements in the process. About twenty-five percent of respondents will have in-person reviews and receive one of the following appointment letters: (1) SSA–L8550–U3 (Appointment Letter— Sample Individual); (2) SSA–L8551–U3 (Appointment Letter—Sample Family); or (3) the SSA–L8552–U3 (Appointment Number of respondents sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Modality of completion SSA–2930 ........................................................................................................ SSA–2931 ........................................................................................................ SSA–4659 ........................................................................................................ SSA–L8550–U3 ............................................................................................... SSA–L8551–U3 ............................................................................................... SSA–L8552–U3 ............................................................................................... SSA–L8553–U3 ............................................................................................... SSA–L8554–U3 ............................................................................................... SSA–8552 ........................................................................................................ SSA–85 ............................................................................................................ SSA–2935 ........................................................................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 May 26, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Letter—Rep Payee). Seventy-five percent of respondents will receive a notice for a telephone review using the SSA–L8553–U3 (Beneficiary Telephone Contact) or the SSA–L8554–U3 (Rep Payee Telephone Contact). To help the beneficiary prepare for the interview, we include three forms with each notice: (1) SSA–85 (Information Needed to Review Your Social Security Claim) lists the information the beneficiary will need to gather for the interview; (2) SSA–2935 (Authorization to the Social Security Administration to Obtain Personal Information) verifies the beneficiary’s correct payment amount, if necessary; and (3) SSA–8552 (Interview Confirmation) confirms or reschedules the interview if necessary. The respondents are a statistically valid sample of all OASDI beneficiaries in current pay status or their representative payees. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Frequency of response 1,500 850 325 385 95 35 4,970 705 2,350 3,850 2,350 E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 30MYN1 Average burden per response (minutes) 30 30 10 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Estimated total annual burden (hours) 750 425 54 32 8 3 414 59 196 321 196 24769 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 102 / Tuesday, May 30, 2017 / Notices Number of respondents Modality of completion Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–8510 (also saved under OMB No. 0960-0707) ...................................... 800 1 5 67 Totals ........................................................................................................ 17,700 ........................ ........................ 2,525 Dated: May 23, 2017. Naomi R. Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–10969 Filed 5–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA–2017–0016] Rescission of Social Security Ruling 91–3p: Policy Interpretation Ruling Title II: Determining Entitlement to Disability Benefits for Months Prior to January 1991 for Widows, Widowers and Surviving Divorced Spouses Claims Social Security Administration. Notice of rescission of Social Security Ruling, 91–3p. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with 20 CFR 402.35(b)(1), the Acting Commissioner of Social Security gives notice of the rescission of Social Security Ruling (SSR) 91–3p. DATES: Effective Date: This rescission will be effective May 30, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Grovich, Office of Disability Policy, Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401, (410) 966–1696 or TTY 410–966–5609, for information about this notice. For information on eligibility or filing for benefits, call our national toll-free number, 1–800–772– 1213 or TTY 1–800–325–0778, or visit our Internet site, Social Security Online, at http://www.socialsecurity.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Through SSRs, we make available to the public precedential decisions relating to the Federal old-age, survivors, disability, supplemental security income, and special veterans benefits programs. We may base SSRs on determinations or decisions made at all levels of administrative adjudication, Federal court decisions, Commissioner’s decisions, opinions of the Office of General Counsel, or other interpretations of the law and regulations. Widows, widowers, and surviving divorced spouses (hereinafter referred to as widows) who are disabled and sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 May 26, 2017 Jkt 241001 between age 50 and 60 may be entitled to disability insurance benefits based on a deceased spouse’s earnings record. We sometimes refer to these benefits as disabled widows’ benefits or widows’ disability benefits. Before Congress enacted the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1990,1 we used a special standard to determine disability in claims for disabled widows’ benefits that differed from the standard we used in other title II disability claims. Section 5103 of OBRA 2 amended the Social Security Act (Act) by making the standard used to determine disability for disabled widows’ benefits payable in months after December 1990 identical to the standard used in other title II disability claims. However, we still used the special pre-OBRA standard to determine disability for disabled widows’ benefits payable for months prior to January 1991.3 Between 1989 and 1991, several United States Courts of Appeals found that the pre-OBRA standard we used was underinclusive in its adjudicatory criteria, and that the Act required consideration of functional limitations in determining entitlement to disabled widow’s benefits. As a result of those court decisions, we revaluated our interpretation of the pre-OBRA standard and published SSR 91–3p, which directed adjudicators to apply the interpretation of the pre-OBRA standard set out in the SSR when determining disability for disabled widows’ benefits payable for months prior to January 1991. By statute, entitlement to disabled widows’ benefits cannot be established more than 12 months prior to the filing of an application for such benefits.4 We are rescinding SSR 91–3p as obsolete because a new application for disabled widows’ benefits cannot establish entitlement to these benefits prior to January 1991, and we have no pending applications that involve entitlement to disabled widows’ benefits for months prior to January 1991. 1 Public Law 101–508, 104 Stat. 1388. Stat. at 1388–251. 3 Section 5103(e) of Public Law 101–508, 104 Stat. at 1388–253. 4 42 U.S.C. 402(j)(1)(A). 2 104 PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 96.001, Social SecurityRetirement Insurance, and 96.004 Social Security-Survivors Insurance) Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of Social Security. [FR Doc. 2017–10962 Filed 5–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Representatives of the Administrator Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved information collection. The collection of information is for the purpose of obtaining essential information concerning the applicant’s professional and personal qualifications. The FAA uses the information provided to screen and select designees who act as representatives of the FAA Administrator in performing various certification and examination functions under Title VI of Federal Aviation Act. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by June 29, 2017. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395–6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2017-0029]


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-2017-0029].
    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 July 
31, 2017. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments 
by writing to the above email address.
    1. State Death Match Collections--20 CFR 404.301, 404.310-404.311, 
404.316, 404.330-404.341, 404.350-404.352, 404.371, and 416.912-0960-
0700. SSA uses the State Death Match Collections to ensure the accuracy 
of payment files by detecting unreported or inaccurate deaths of 
beneficiaries. Under the Social Security Act (Act), entitlement to 
retirement, disability, wife's, husband's, or parent's benefits 
terminate when the beneficiary dies. The states furnish death 
certificate information to SSA via the manual registration process or 
the Electronic Death Registration Process (EDR). Both death match 
processes are automated electronic transfers between the states and 
SSA. The respondents are the states' bureaus of vital statistics.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                   Average cost      Estimated
     Modality of completion          Number of     Frequency of      Number of      per record     total annual
                                    respondents      response        responses        request       cost burden
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                                                     Non-EDR
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State Death Match--CyberFusion/               45           3,700         166,500            $.88        $146,520
 GSO: Non-EDR Records from EDR
 sites..........................
State Death Match--CyberFusion/               12          48,000         576,000             .88         506,880
 GSO: Non-EDR sites.............
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    Total.......................              57  ..............         742,500  ..............         653,400
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                                              EDR and Expected EDR
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State Death Match-EDR...........              45          48,500       2,182,500            3.17       6,918,525
States Expected to Become--State               7          62,600         438,200            3.17       1,389,094
 Death Match-EDR Within the Next
 3 Years........................
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    Totals......................              52  ..............       2,620,700  ..............       8,307,619
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                                                   Grand Total
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    Grand Total.................             109  ..............       3,363,200  ..............     * 8,961,019
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* Please note that both of these data matching processes are electronic and there only a cost burden, and no
  hourly burden for the respondent to provide this information.

    2. Application for Access to SSA Systems--20 CFR 401.45--0960-0791. 
SSA uses Form SSA-120, Application for Access to SSA Systems, to allow 
limited access to SSA's information resources for SSA employees and 
non-Federal employees (contractors). SSA requires supervisory approval, 
and local or component Security Officer review prior to granting this 
access. The respondents are SSA employees and non-Federal Employees 
(contractors) who require access to SSA systems to perform their jobs.
    Note: Because SSA employees are Federal workers exempt from the 
requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the burden below is only 
for SSA contractors.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                     Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of   Average burden   total annual
             Modality of completion                 respondents      response      per  response      burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
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SSA-120 (paper).................................             685               1               2              23
SSA-120 (Internet)..............................           1,482               1             1.5              37
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................           2,167  ..............  ..............              60
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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 June 29, 2017. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB 
clearance package by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov.
    RS/DI Quality Review Case Analysis: Sampled Number Holder; 
Auxiliaries/Survivors; Parent; and Stewardship Annual Earnings Test--
0960-0189. Section 205(a) of the Act authorizes the Commissioner of SSA 
to conduct the quality review process, which entails collecting 
information related to the accuracy of payments made under the Old-Age, 
Survivors, and Disability Insurance Program (OASDI). Sections 
228(a)(3), 1614(a)(1)(B), and 1836(2) of the Act require a 
determination of the citizenship or alien status of the beneficiary; 
this is only one item that we might question as part of the Annual 
Quality review. SSA uses Forms SSA-2930, SSA-2931, and SSA-2932 to 
establish a national payment accuracy rate for all cases in payment 
status, and to serve as a source of information regarding problem areas 
in the Retirement Survivors Insurance (RSI) and Disability Insurance 
(DI) programs. We also use the information to measure the accuracy rate 
for newly adjudicated RSI or DI cases. SSA uses Form SSA-4659 to 
evaluate the effectiveness of the annual earnings test, and to use the 
results in developing ongoing improvements in the process. About 
twenty-five percent of respondents will have in-person reviews and 
receive one of the following appointment letters: (1) SSA-L8550-U3 
(Appointment Letter--Sample Individual); (2) SSA-L8551-U3 (Appointment 
Letter--Sample Family); or (3) the SSA-L8552-U3 (Appointment Letter--
Rep Payee). Seventy-five percent of respondents will receive a notice 
for a telephone review using the SSA-L8553-U3 (Beneficiary Telephone 
Contact) or the SSA-L8554-U3 (Rep Payee Telephone Contact). To help the 
beneficiary prepare for the interview, we include three forms with each 
notice: (1) SSA-85 (Information Needed to Review Your Social Security 
Claim) lists the information the beneficiary will need to gather for 
the interview; (2) SSA-2935 (Authorization to the Social Security 
Administration to Obtain Personal Information) verifies the 
beneficiary's correct payment amount, if necessary; and (3) SSA-8552 
(Interview Confirmation) confirms or reschedules the interview if 
necessary. The respondents are a statistically valid sample of all 
OASDI beneficiaries in current pay status or their representative 
payees.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
             Modality of completion                 respondents      response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
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SSA-2930........................................           1,500               1              30             750
SSA-2931........................................             850               1              30             425
SSA-4659........................................             325               1              10              54
SSA-L8550-U3....................................             385               1               5              32
SSA-L8551-U3....................................              95               1               5               8
SSA-L8552-U3....................................              35               1               5               3
SSA-L8553-U3....................................           4,970               1               5             414
SSA-L8554-U3....................................             705               1               5              59
SSA-8552........................................           2,350               1               5             196
SSA-85..........................................           3,850               1               5             321
SSA-2935........................................           2,350               1               5             196

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SSA-8510 (also saved under OMB No.                           800               1               5              67
 0960[dash]0707)................................
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    Totals......................................          17,700  ..............  ..............           2,525
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    Dated: May 23, 2017.
Naomi R. Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-10969 Filed 5-26-17; 8:45 am]
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