Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 31132-31134 [2017-14018]

Download as PDF 31132 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 5, 2017 / Notices Requirements for Nomination Submission Ombudsman, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Washington, DC 20416, or emailed to ombudsman@sba.gov. Ms. Cynthia Pope, Office of the National Ombudsman, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Washington, DC 20416, Telephone: (202) 401–299; Email: cynthia.pope@ sba.gov. A copy of the RegFair Board Charter and a list of current Board members may be obtained by contacting Ms. Pope. For more information on ONO, please visit our Web site, www.sba.gov/ombudsman. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: As established by the United States Congress, the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 created ONO within the SBA and 10 Regional Regulatory Fairness Boards nationwide. Pursuant to the statute, ONO works with Federal agencies that have regulatory authority over small businesses subjected to an audit, on-site inspection, fine or penalty, compliance assistance effort, or other enforcement related communication or contact by agency personnel with a vehicle to comment on the enforcement actions. Pursuant to SBREFA, the ONO is authorized to establish, maintain, and coordinate activities of 10 Regional Regulatory Fairness Boards. The ONO has RegFair Boards in each of SBA’s 10 regions. Each Board is comprised of 5 small business owners, operators, or officers. No more than three RegFair Board Members per board may be of the same political affiliation. All Board members are appointed by the SBA Administrator for three-year terms. The purpose of the RegFair Boards is to have leaders of small businesses advise and represent the National Ombudsman on regulatory issues for small businesses in their respective regions. Each year, the RegFair Boards convene for an annual meeting to discuss the state of affairs in Federal regulatory enforcement. The meeting also provides the ONO with the opportunity to assess trends and new regulatory issues that impact small businesses in each region. Additionally, the RegFair Boards work with the SBA District Offices and SBA Regional staff to communicate opportunities small businesses have to share their concerns regarding regulatory enforcement. This includes promoting and providing small businesses with information regarding RegFair Hearings and Roundtables within their respective regions. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Jul 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 Completed SBA Form 898: Interested applicants must submit a completed SBA Form 898. To download a copy of the form, please visit https:// www.sba.gov/ombudsman/fairnessboards. Please note that a YES answer to any of the questions listed in Section 6 of the SBA Form 898 Advisory Committee Membership Nominee Information Form may deem a candidate ineligible to serve on a RegFair Board. Resume: Please include the nominee’s contact information (including name, mailing address, telephone numbers, and email address) and a chronological summary of the nominee’s experience and qualifications. Please do not submit a bio. Dated: June 27, 2017. Richard W. Kingan, SBA Committee Management Officer (Acting). [FR Doc. 2017–14001 Filed 7–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration # 15175 and # 15176; ARKANSAS Disaster Number AR–00094] Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for the State of ARKANSAS U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 1. AGENCY: This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of ARKANSAS (FEMA–4318–DR), dated 06/15/2017. Incident: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding. Incident Period: 04/26/2017 through 05/19/2017. DATES: Effective 06/28/2017. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 08/14/2017. Eidl Loan Application Deadline Date: 03/15/2018. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of the Presidential disaster declaration for the State of ARKANSAS, dated 06/ 15/2017 is hereby amended to include SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the following areas as adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: (Physical Damage and Economic Injury Loans): Prairie, White, Woodruff. Contiguous Counties: (Economic Injury Loans Only): Arkansas, Monroe, Saint Francis. All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2017–14030 Filed 7–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Interest Rates The Small Business Administration publishes an interest rate called the optional ‘‘peg’’ rate (13 CFR 120.214) on a quarterly basis. This rate is a weighted average cost of money to the government for maturities similar to the average SBA direct loan. This rate may be used as a base rate for guaranteed fluctuating interest rate SBA loans. This rate will be 2.625 percent for the July– September quarter of FY 2017. Pursuant to 13 CFR 120.921(b), the maximum legal interest rate for any third party lender’s commercial loan which funds any portion of the cost of a 504 project (see 13 CFR 120.801) shall be 6% over the New York Prime rate or, if that exceeds the maximum interest rate permitted by the constitution or laws of a given State, the maximum interest rate will be the rate permitted by the constitution or laws of the given State. Dianna L. Seaborn, Director, Office of Financial Assistance. [FR Doc. 2017–14040 Filed 7–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2017–0035] 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 E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 31133 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 5, 2017 / 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 (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– 2017–0035]. I. The information collection below are 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 September 5, 2017. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. Help America Vote Act—0960–0706. House Rule 3295, the Help America Vote Act of 2002, mandates that States verify the identities of newly registered voters. When newly registered voters do not have driver’s licenses or Stateissued ID cards, they must supply the last four digits of their Social Security number to their local State election agencies for verification. The election agencies forward this information to their State Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), and the State MVA inputs the data into the American Association of MVAs, a central consolidation system that routes the voter data to SSA’s Help America Vote Verification (HAVV) system. Once SSA’s HAVV system confirms the identity of the voter, the information returns along the same route in reverse until it reaches the State election agency. The respondents are the State MVAs seeking to confirm voter identities. 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) HAVV ............................................................................................................... 4,938,093 1 2 164,603 II. SSA submitted the information collections below to OMB for clearance. Your comments regarding these 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 August 4, 2017. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ ssa.gov. 1. Application for Benefits under a U.S. International Social Security Agreement—20 CFR 404.1925—0960– 0448. Section 233(a) of the Social Security Act (Act) authorizes the President to broker international Social Security agreements (Totalization Agreements) between the United States and foreign countries. SSA collects information using Form SSA–2490–BK Number of respondents Modality of completion to determine entitlement to Social Security benefits from the United States, or from a country that enters into a Totalization Agreement with the United States. The respondents are individuals applying for Old Age Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits from the United States or from a Totalization Agreement country. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) 15,030 2,120 1 1 30 30 7,515 1,060 Totals ........................................................................................................ sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SSA–2490–BK (MCS) ..................................................................................... SSA–2490–BK (paper) .................................................................................... 17,150 ........................ ........................ 8,575 2. Medicare Part D Subsidies Regulations—20 CFR 418.3625(c), 418.3645, 418.3665(a), and 418.3670— 0960–0702. The Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003 established the Medicare Part D program for voluntary prescription drug coverage of premium, deductible, and co-payment costs for certain low-income individuals. The VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Jul 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 MMA also mandated the provision of subsidies for those individuals who qualify for the program and who meet eligibility criteria for help with premium, deductible, or co-payment costs. This law requires SSA to make eligibility determinations, and to provide a process for appealing SSA’s determinations. Regulation sections 418.3625(c), 418.3645, 418.3665(a), and PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 418.3670 contain public reporting requirements pertaining to administrative review hearings. Respondents are applicants for the Medicare Part D subsidies who request an administrative review hearing. Type of Request: Revision of an existing OMB-approved information collection. E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 31134 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 5, 2017 / Notices Number of respondents Modality of completion Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) 418.3625(c) ...................................................................................................... 418.3645 .......................................................................................................... 418.3665(a) ...................................................................................................... 418.3670 * ........................................................................................................ 140 10 275 0 1 1 1 1 5 10 5 10 12 2 23 0 Total .......................................................................................................... 425 ........................ ........................ 37 * Regulation section 418.3670 could be used at any time; however, we currently have no data showing usage over the past three years. 3. Request for Evidence from Doctor and Request for Evidence from Hospital—20 CFR 404 Subpart P and 20 CFR 416 Subpart I—0960–0722. Sections 223(d)(5) and 1614(a)(3)(H)(i) of the Act require claimants to furnish medical evidence of their disability when filing a disability claim. SSA uses Forms HA–66 and HA–67 to request evidence from medical sources, which claimants identify as having information relative to their impairments, or ability to do work-related activities. In addition to accepting manual paper responses, SSA sends a barcode with the HA–66 and HA–67, allowing respondents to fax the information directly into the electronic claims folder rather than submitting it manually. SSA uses the information to determine eligibility for benefits, and to pay medical sources for furnishing the information. The respondents are medical sources, Number of respondents Modality of completion Frequency of response doctors, and hospitals that evaluate the claimants. This is a correction notice: when we published the first Federal Register Notice on February 28, 2017 at 82 FR 12159, it did not include the accurate number of responses. We are correcting this by publishing the number of responses in a separate column in the chart below. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of responses Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) HA–66—Paper Version ........................................................ HA–66—Electronic Version ................................................. HA–67—Paper Version ........................................................ HA–67—Electronic Version ................................................. 3,060 8,940 3,060 8,940 22 22 22 22 67,320 196,680 67,320 196,680 15 15 15 15 16,830 49,170 16,830 49,170 Totals ............................................................................ 24,000 ........................ 528,000 ........................ 132,000 Dated: June 28, 2017. Naomi R. Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–14018 Filed 7–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Public Hearing Susquehanna River Basin Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on August 3, 2017, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. At this public hearing, the Commission will hear testimony on the projects listed in the Supplementary Information section of this notice. The Commission will also hear testimony on a request for waiver by Middletown Borough, as well as a proposed guidance for alternatives analysis. Such projects, request and proposal are intended to be scheduled for Commission action at its next business meeting, tentatively sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Jul 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 scheduled for September 7, 2017, which will be noticed separately. The public should take note that this public hearing will be the only opportunity to offer oral comment to the Commission for the listed projects, request and proposal. The deadline for the submission of written comments is August 14, 2017. DATES: The public hearing will convene on August 3, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. The public hearing will end at 5:00 p.m. or at the conclusion of public testimony, whichever is sooner. The deadline for the submission of written comments is August 14, 2017. ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be conducted at the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Room 8E–B, East Wing, Commonwealth Avenue, Harrisburg, Pa. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Oyler, General Counsel, telephone: (717) 238–0423, ext. 1312; fax: (717) 238–2436. Information concerning the applications for these projects is available at the SRBC Water Application and Approval Viewer at http:// mdw.srbc.net/waav. Additional supporting documents are available to inspect and copy in accordance with the PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission’s Access to Records Policy at www.srbc.net/pubinfo/docs/2009-02_ Access_to_Records_Policy_ 20140115.pdf. The public hearing will cover a request for waiver of 18 CFR 806.6(a)(5) and (b) by Middletown Borough, tabled at the Commission’s business meeting held June 16, 2017, as well as a proposed guidance for alternatives analysis, as posted on the SRBC Public Participation Center Web page at www.srbc.net/ pubinfo/publicparticipation.htm. The public hearing will also cover the following projects: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Projects Scheduled for Action 1. Project Sponsor and Facility: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (Meshoppen Creek), Springville Township, Susquehanna County, Pa. Application for renewal with modification of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.750 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20130904). 2. Project Sponsor and Facility: Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C. (Chemung River), Athens Township, Bradford County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 127 (Wednesday, July 5, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31132-31134]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-14018]


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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2017-0035]


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-2017-0035].
    I. The information collection below are 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 
September 5, 2017. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instruments by writing to the above email address.
    Help America Vote Act--0960-0706. House Rule 3295, the Help America 
Vote Act of 2002, mandates that States verify the identities of newly 
registered voters. When newly registered voters do not have driver's 
licenses or State-issued ID cards, they must supply the last four 
digits of their Social Security number to their local State election 
agencies for verification. The election agencies forward this 
information to their State Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), and the 
State MVA inputs the data into the American Association of MVAs, a 
central consolidation system that routes the voter data to SSA's Help 
America Vote Verification (HAVV) system. Once SSA's HAVV system 
confirms the identity of the voter, the information returns along the 
same route in reverse until it reaches the State election agency. The 
respondents are the State MVAs seeking to confirm voter identities.
    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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HAVV........................................       4,938,093                1                2          164,603
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    II. SSA submitted the information collections below to OMB for 
clearance. Your comments regarding these 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 August 4, 2017. Individuals can obtain copies of the 
OMB clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov.
    1. Application for Benefits under a U.S. International Social 
Security Agreement--20 CFR 404.1925--0960-0448. Section 233(a) of the 
Social Security Act (Act) authorizes the President to broker 
international Social Security agreements (Totalization Agreements) 
between the United States and foreign countries. SSA collects 
information using Form SSA-2490-BK to determine entitlement to Social 
Security benefits from the United States, or from a country that enters 
into a Totalization Agreement with the United States. The respondents 
are individuals applying for Old Age Survivors and Disability Insurance 
(OASDI) benefits from the United States or from a Totalization 
Agreement country.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per       Estimated
             Modality of completion                 respondents      response        response      total annual
                                                                                     (minutes)    burden (hours)
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SSA-2490-BK (MCS)...............................          15,030               1              30           7,515
SSA-2490-BK (paper).............................           2,120               1              30           1,060
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................          17,150  ..............  ..............           8,575
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    2. Medicare Part D Subsidies Regulations--20 CFR 418.3625(c), 
418.3645, 418.3665(a), and 418.3670--0960-0702. The Medicare 
Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003 
established the Medicare Part D program for voluntary prescription drug 
coverage of premium, deductible, and co-payment costs for certain low-
income individuals. The MMA also mandated the provision of subsidies 
for those individuals who qualify for the program and who meet 
eligibility criteria for help with premium, deductible, or co-payment 
costs. This law requires SSA to make eligibility determinations, and to 
provide a process for appealing SSA's determinations. Regulation 
sections 418.3625(c), 418.3645, 418.3665(a), and 418.3670 contain 
public reporting requirements pertaining to administrative review 
hearings. Respondents are applicants for the Medicare Part D subsidies 
who request an administrative review hearing.
    Type of Request: Revision of an existing 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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418.3625(c).....................................             140               1               5              12
418.3645........................................              10               1              10               2
418.3665(a).....................................             275               1               5              23
418.3670 *......................................               0               1              10               0
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             425  ..............  ..............              37
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* Regulation section 418.3670 could be used at any time; however, we currently have no data showing usage over
  the past three years.

    3. Request for Evidence from Doctor and Request for Evidence from 
Hospital--20 CFR 404 Subpart P and 20 CFR 416 Subpart I--0960-0722. 
Sections 223(d)(5) and 1614(a)(3)(H)(i) of the Act require claimants to 
furnish medical evidence of their disability when filing a disability 
claim. SSA uses Forms HA-66 and HA-67 to request evidence from medical 
sources, which claimants identify as having information relative to 
their impairments, or ability to do work-related activities. In 
addition to accepting manual paper responses, SSA sends a barcode with 
the HA-66 and HA-67, allowing respondents to fax the information 
directly into the electronic claims folder rather than submitting it 
manually. SSA uses the information to determine eligibility for 
benefits, and to pay medical sources for furnishing the information. 
The respondents are medical sources, doctors, and hospitals that 
evaluate the claimants.
    This is a correction notice: when we published the first Federal 
Register Notice on February 28, 2017 at 82 FR 12159, it did not include 
the accurate number of responses. We are correcting this by publishing 
the number of responses in a separate column in the chart below.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                     Number of     Frequency of      Number of      burden per     total annual
     Modality of completion         respondents      response        responses       response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
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HA-66--Paper Version............           3,060              22          67,320              15          16,830
HA-66--Electronic Version.......           8,940              22         196,680              15          49,170
HA-67--Paper Version............           3,060              22          67,320              15          16,830
HA-67--Electronic Version.......           8,940              22         196,680              15          49,170
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    Totals......................          24,000  ..............         528,000  ..............         132,000
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    Dated: June 28, 2017.
Naomi R. Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-14018 Filed 7-3-17; 8:45 am]
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