Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 37133-37135 [2017-16672]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 8, 2017 / Notices 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 94. 9. The estimated number of hours needed annually to comply with the information collection requirement or request: The total reporting and recordkeeping burden is 76,350 hours (75,200 hours of reporting and 1,150 hours of recordkeeping), 10. Abstract: As part of a joint industry-NRC initiative, the NRC receives information submitted voluntarily by power reactor licensees regarding selected performance attributes known as performance indicators (PIs). Performance indicators are objective measures of the performance of licensee systems or programs. The NRC uses PI information and inspection results in its Reactor Oversight Process to make decisions about plant performance and regulatory response. Licensees transmit PIs electronically to reduce burden on themselves and the NRC. III. Specific Requests for Comments The NRC is seeking comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the estimate of the burden of the information collection accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be Collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection on respondents be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 3rd day of August, 2017. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. David Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–16697 Filed 8–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P POSTAL SERVICE asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Product Change—Priority Mail and First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement Postal ServiceTM. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal 21:16 Aug 07, 2017 Ruth B. Stevenson, Attorney, Federal Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–16660 Filed 8–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement Postal ServiceTM. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule’s Competitive Products List. DATES: Date of notice required under 39 U.S.C. 3642(d)(1): August 8, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth A. Reed, 202–268–3179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on August 2, 2017, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 338 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2017–166, CP2017–246. SUMMARY: Ruth B. Stevenson, Attorney, Federal Compliance. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule’s Competitive Products List. DATES: Date of notice required under 39 U.S.C. 3642(d)(1): August 8, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth A. Reed, 202–268–3179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on August 2, 2017, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 50 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2017–165, CP2017–245. Jkt 241001 [FR Doc. 2017–16661 Filed 8–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37133 RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Proposed Collection; Comment Request In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506 (c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB’s estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Certification of Termination of Service and Relinquishment of Rights; OMB 3220–0016. Under Section 2(e)(2) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), an age and service annuity, spouse annuity, or divorced spouse annuity cannot be paid unless the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has evidence that the applicant has ceased railroad employment and relinquished rights to return to the service of a railroad employer. Under Section 2(f)(6) of the RRA, earnings deductions are required for each month an annuitant works in certain nonrailroad employment termed Last PreRetirement Non-Railroad Employment. Normally, the employee, spouse, or divorced spouse relinquishes rights and certifies that employment has ended as part of the annuity application process. However, this is not always the case. In limited circumstances, the RRB utilizes Form G–88, Certification of Termination of Service and Relinquishment of Rights, to obtain an applicant’s report of termination of employment and relinquishment of rights. One response is required of each respondent. Completion is required to obtain or retain benefits. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–88. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 37134 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 8, 2017 / Notices ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows] Form number Annual responses Time (minutes) Burden (hours) G–88 ............................................................................................................................................ 3,600 6 360 2. Title and purpose of information collection: Statement of Authority to Act for Employee; OMB 3220–0034. Under Section 5(a) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), claims for benefits are to be made in accordance with such regulations as the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) shall prescribe. The provisions for claiming sickness benefits as provided by Section 2 of the RUIA are prescribed in 20 CFR 335.2. Included in these provisions is the RRB’s acceptance of forms executed by someone else on behalf of an employee if the RRB is satisfied that the employee is sick or injured to the extent of being unable to sign forms. The RRB utilizes Form SI–10, Statement of Authority to Act for Employee, to provide the means for an individual to apply for authority to act on behalf of an incapacitated employee and also to obtain the information necessary to determine that the delegation should be made. Part I of the form is completed by the applicant for the authority and Part II is completed by the employee’s doctor. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is required to obtain benefits. The RRB proposes no changes to Form SI–10. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN Form number Annual responses Time (minutes) Burden (hours) SI–10 ............................................................................................................................................ 32 6 3 3. Title and purpose of information collection: Employee Non-Covered Service Pension Questionnaire; OMB 3220–0154. Section 215(a)(7) of the Social Security Act provides for a reduction in social security benefits based on employment not covered under the Social Security Act or the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA). This provision applies a different social security benefit formula to most workers who are first eligible after 1985 to both a pension based in whole or in part on noncovered employment and a social security retirement or disability benefit. There is a guarantee provision that limits the reduction in the social security benefit to one-half of the portion of the pension based on noncovered employment after 1956. Section 8011 of Public Law 100–647 changed the effective date of the onset from the first month of eligibility to the first month of concurrent entitlement to the non-covered service benefit and the RRA benefit. Section 3(a)(1) of the RRA provides that the Tier I benefit of an employee annuity shall be equal to the amount (before any reduction for age or deduction for work) the employee would receive if entitled to a like benefit under the Social Security Act. The reduction for a non-covered service pension also applies to a Tier I portion of the employee annuity under the RRA when the annuity or non-covered service pension begins after 1985. Since the amount of a spouse’s Tier I benefit is one-half of the employee’s Tier I, the spouse annuity is also affected. Form G–209, Employee Non-Covered Service Pension Questionnaire, is used by the RRB to obtain needed information (1) from a railroad employee who while completing Form AA–1, Application for Employee Annuity (OMB No. 3220–0002), indicates entitlement to or receipt of a pension based on employment not covered under the Railroad Retirement Act or the Social Security Act; or (2) from a railroad employee when an independently-entitled divorced spouse applicant believes the employee to be entitled to a non-covered service pension. However, this development is unnecessary if RRB records indicate the employee has 30 or more years of coverage; or (3) from an employee annuitant who becomes entitled to a pension based on employment not covered under the Railroad Retirement Act or the Social Security Act. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is required to obtain or retain benefits. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–209. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN Annual responses Form number Time (minutes) Burden (hours) asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES G–209 (Partial Questionnaire) ..................................................................................................... G–209 (Full Questionnaire) ......................................................................................................... 50 100 1 8 1 13 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 150 ........................ 14 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:16 Aug 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611– 1275 or emailed to Brian.Foster@rrb.gov. E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 8, 2017 / Notices II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Martha P. Rico, Secretary to the Board. [FR Doc. 2017–16672 Filed 8–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–81289; File No. SR– BatsBZX–2017–47] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Bats BZX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change Related to Fees for Use on Bats BZX Exchange, Inc. and Bats BZX Exchange, Inc.’s Equity Options Platform August 2, 2017. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on July 24, 2017, Bats BZX Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘BZX’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II and III below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange has designated the proposed rule change as one establishing or changing a member due, fee, or other charge imposed by the Exchange under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) thereunder,4 which renders the proposed rule change effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange filed a proposal to amend the fee schedule applicable to Members 5 and non-Members of the Exchange pursuant to BZX Rules 15.1(a) and (c). The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange’s Web site at www.bats.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 5 The term ‘‘Member’’ is defined as ‘‘any registered broker or dealer that has been admitted to membership in the Exchange.’’ See Exchange Rule 1.5(n). 2 17 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:16 Aug 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant parts of such statements. (A) Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to amend its fee schedule applicable to its equities trading platform (‘‘BZX Equities’’) and its equity options trading platform (‘‘BZX Options’’) to re-name NYSE MKT as NYSE American throughout the fee schedule. The Exchange also proposes to modify fees applicable to BZX Equities for orders routed to NYSE American in connection with changes made by NYSE American to its fee structure. As of July 24, 2017, NYSE American transitioned to a fully automated cash equities market. In connection with this transition, NYSE American updated its fee structure in a variety of ways, including to charge a fee to add nondisplayed liquidity and to provide no rebate (nor charge any fee) to add displayed liquidity.6 The Exchange proposes to modify the fee structure for orders that are routed to and add liquidity at NYSE American, which yielded fee code 8 for displayed liquidity and fee code NA for nondisplayed liquidity. Orders yielding fee code 8 previously received a rebate of $0.00150 per share and orders yielding fee code NA were not provided a rebate or charged any fee. The Exchange proposes to continue to apply fee code 8 to orders that add displayed liquidity at NYSE American but to change the rate from a rebate to a fee, charging orders that yield fee code 8 a fee of $0.00020 per share. The Exchange also proposes to remove NYSE American (previously NYSE MKT) from the list of venues where an order that adds non-displayed liquidity yields fee code NA. The 6 See SR–NYSEMKT–2017–43 (filed July 19, 2017), available at: https://www.nyse.com/ regulation/rule-filings?market=NYSE. PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37135 Exchange does not propose to modify the rate applied to orders yielding fee code NA, but, as a result of this change, orders adding non-displayed liquidity at NYSE American will yield fee code NB instead, which is applied to all routed executions at an exchange not covered by Fee Code NA that adds nondisplayed liquidity. Similarly, the Exchange does not propose to modify the rate applied to orders yielding fee code NB, which is currently a fee of $0.00300 per share. The Exchange notes that the changes proposed above will not impact the current fee structure for orders that add displayed liquidity at NYSE American in securities priced below $1.00, which, pursuant to footnote 10, are provided without charge and without rebate. However, the proposed change to remove NYSE American from fee code NA will impact pricing for nondisplayed orders routed to NYSE American that add liquidity. Specifically, consistent with other orders yielding fee code NB, pursuant to footnote 18, orders in securities priced below $1.00 will be charged 0.30% of the total dollar value of an execution. Implementation Date The Exchange proposes to implement the above changes to its fee schedule immediately. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule changes are consistent with the objectives of Section 6 of the Act,7 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(4),8 in particular, as it is designed to provide for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees and other charges among its Members and other persons using its facilities. At the outset, the Exchange notes that its proposal to refer to NYSE American is consistent with the Act as it will avoid confusion with the Exchange’s fee schedule by reflecting NYSE MKT’s new name. The Exchange also notes that it operates in a highlycompetitive market in which market participants can readily direct order flow to competing venues if they deem fee levels at a particular venue to be excessive or incentives to be insufficient. The proposed rule changes are designed to react to pricing changes at NYSE American, to avoid subsidizing routing to such venue. Furthermore, the Exchange notes that routing through the Exchange’s affiliate, Bats Trading, Inc. is voluntary. 7 15 8 15 E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM U.S.C. 78f. U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). 08AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 151 (Tuesday, August 8, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37133-37135]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-16672]


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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.
    1. Title and purpose of information collection: Certification of 
Termination of Service and Relinquishment of Rights; OMB 3220-0016.
    Under Section 2(e)(2) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), an age 
and service annuity, spouse annuity, or divorced spouse annuity cannot 
be paid unless the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has evidence that 
the applicant has ceased railroad employment and relinquished rights to 
return to the service of a railroad employer. Under Section 2(f)(6) of 
the RRA, earnings deductions are required for each month an annuitant 
works in certain non-railroad employment termed Last Pre-Retirement 
Non-Railroad Employment.
    Normally, the employee, spouse, or divorced spouse relinquishes 
rights and certifies that employment has ended as part of the annuity 
application process. However, this is not always the case. In limited 
circumstances, the RRB utilizes Form G-88, Certification of Termination 
of Service and Relinquishment of Rights, to obtain an applicant's 
report of termination of employment and relinquishment of rights. One 
response is required of each respondent. Completion is required to 
obtain or retain benefits. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-88.

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                                      Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
                             [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows]
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                                                                    Annual
                         Form number                              responses     Time  (minutes)  Burden  (hours)
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G-88.........................................................           3,600                6              360
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    2. Title and purpose of information collection: Statement of 
Authority to Act for Employee; OMB 3220-0034.
    Under Section 5(a) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act 
(RUIA), claims for benefits are to be made in accordance with such 
regulations as the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) shall prescribe. The 
provisions for claiming sickness benefits as provided by Section 2 of 
the RUIA are prescribed in 20 CFR 335.2. Included in these provisions 
is the RRB's acceptance of forms executed by someone else on behalf of 
an employee if the RRB is satisfied that the employee is sick or 
injured to the extent of being unable to sign forms.
    The RRB utilizes Form SI-10, Statement of Authority to Act for 
Employee, to provide the means for an individual to apply for authority 
to act on behalf of an incapacitated employee and also to obtain the 
information necessary to determine that the delegation should be made. 
Part I of the form is completed by the applicant for the authority and 
Part II is completed by the employee's doctor. One response is 
requested of each respondent. Completion is required to obtain 
benefits. The RRB proposes no changes to Form SI-10.

                                      Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
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                                                                    Annual
                         Form number                              responses     Time  (minutes)  Burden  (hours)
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SI-10........................................................              32                6                3
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    3. Title and purpose of information collection: Employee Non-
Covered Service Pension Questionnaire; OMB 3220-0154.
    Section 215(a)(7) of the Social Security Act provides for a 
reduction in social security benefits based on employment not covered 
under the Social Security Act or the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA). 
This provision applies a different social security benefit formula to 
most workers who are first eligible after 1985 to both a pension based 
in whole or in part on non-covered employment and a social security 
retirement or disability benefit. There is a guarantee provision that 
limits the reduction in the social security benefit to one-half of the 
portion of the pension based on non-covered employment after 1956. 
Section 8011 of Public Law 100-647 changed the effective date of the 
onset from the first month of eligibility to the first month of 
concurrent entitlement to the non-covered service benefit and the RRA 
benefit.
    Section 3(a)(1) of the RRA provides that the Tier I benefit of an 
employee annuity shall be equal to the amount (before any reduction for 
age or deduction for work) the employee would receive if entitled to a 
like benefit under the Social Security Act. The reduction for a non-
covered service pension also applies to a Tier I portion of the 
employee annuity under the RRA when the annuity or non-covered service 
pension begins after 1985. Since the amount of a spouse's Tier I 
benefit is one-half of the employee's Tier I, the spouse annuity is 
also affected.
    Form G-209, Employee Non-Covered Service Pension Questionnaire, is 
used by the RRB to obtain needed information (1) from a railroad 
employee who while completing Form AA-1, Application for Employee 
Annuity (OMB No. 3220-0002), indicates entitlement to or receipt of a 
pension based on employment not covered under the Railroad Retirement 
Act or the Social Security Act; or (2) from a railroad employee when an 
independently-entitled divorced spouse applicant believes the employee 
to be entitled to a non-covered service pension. However, this 
development is unnecessary if RRB records indicate the employee has 30 
or more years of coverage; or (3) from an employee annuitant who 
becomes entitled to a pension based on employment not covered under the 
Railroad Retirement Act or the Social Security Act. One response is 
requested of each respondent. Completion is required to obtain or 
retain benefits. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-209.

                                      Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
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                                                                      Annual           Time           Burden
                           Form number                               responses       (minutes)        (hours)
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G-209 (Partial Questionnaire)...................................              50               1               1
G-209 (Full Questionnaire)......................................             100               8              13
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    Total.......................................................             150  ..............              14
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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.

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Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

Martha P. Rico,
Secretary to the Board.
[FR Doc. 2017-16672 Filed 8-7-17; 8:45 am]
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