Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 48730-48732 [2017-22647]

Download as PDF 48730 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 201 / Thursday, October 19, 2017 / Notices Railroad employers who are mailed Form ID–4E are instructed to write if they want a reconsideration of the RRB’s determination to pay. Employers who receive the ID–4E electronically, may file a reconsideration request by opportunity to challenge the claim for benefits. The ID–4E mainframe-generated paper notice, EDI, and Internet versions are transmitted on a daily basis, generally on the same day that the claims are approved for payment. completing the ID–4E by either EDI or ERS. Completion is voluntary. The RRB proposes to replace using EDI with the use of secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP). The RRB proposes no changes to the other versions of the ID–4E. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN Annual responses Form No. ID–4K ID–4K ID–4K ID–4E ID–4E Time (minutes) Burden (hours) (Manual) ............................................................................................................................ (FTP) ................................................................................................................................. (Internet) ........................................................................................................................... (Manual) ............................................................................................................................ (Internet) ........................................................................................................................... 1,250 16,500 64,000 50 120 2 (*) 2 2 2 42 210 2,133 2 4 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 81,920 ........................ 2,391 * The burden for the 5 participating employers who transmit FTP responses is calculated at 10 minutes each per day, 251 workdays a year or 210 total hours of burden. 2. Title and purpose of information collection: Request for Internet Services, OMB 3220–0198. The RRB uses a Personal Identification Number (PIN)/ Password system that allows RRB customers to conduct business with the agency electronically. As part of the system, the RRB collects information needed to establish a unique PIN/ Password that allows customer access to RRB Internet-based services. The information collected is matched against records of the railroad employee that are maintained by the RRB. If the information is verified, the request is approved and the RRB mails a Password Request Code (PRC) to the requestor. If the information provided cannot be verified, the requestor is advised to contact the nearest field office of the RRB to resolve the discrepancy. Once a PRC is obtained from the RRB, the requestor can apply for a PIN/Password online. Once the PIN/Password has been established, the requestor has access to RRB Internet-based services. Completion is voluntary, however, the RRB will be unable to provide a PRC or allow a requestor to establish a PIN/ Password (thereby denying system access), if the requests are not completed. The RRB proposes no changes to the PRC screens or the PIN/ Password screens. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN Annual responses Form No. Time (minutes) Burden (hours) Request PRC ............................................................................................................................... Establish Pin/Password ............................................................................................................... 14,000 17,500 5.0 1.5 1,167 200 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 31,500 ........................ 1,367 rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with NOTICES 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. 2017–22651 Filed 10–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:13 Oct 18, 2017 Jkt 244001 RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments Summary: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collections of information to determine (1) the practical utility of the collections; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collections; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of the publication date. 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 E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 201 / Thursday, October 19, 2017 / Notices 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. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (82 FR 37133 on August 8, 2017) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Certification of Termination of Service and Relinquishment of Rights. OMB Control Number: 3220–0016. Form(s) submitted: G–88. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. 48731 Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: Under Section 2(e)(2) of the Railroad Retirement Act, the Railroad Retirement Board must have evidence that an annuitant for an age and service, spouse, or divorced spouse annuity has ceased railroad employment and relinquished their rights to return to the service of a railroad employer. The collection provides the means for obtaining this evidence. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–88. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Form No. 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. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (82 FR 37134 on August 8, 2017) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Statement of Authority to Act for Employee. OMB Control Number: 3220–0034. Form(s) submitted: SI–10. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: Under 20 CFR 335.2, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) accepts claims for sickness benefits by other than the sick or injured employees, provided the RRB has the information needed to satisfy itself that the delegation should be made. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form SI–10. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Annual responses Time (minutes) Burden (hours) SI–10 ............................................................................................................................................ rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with NOTICES Form No. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:13 Oct 18, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1 48732 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 201 / Thursday, October 19, 2017 / Notices 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. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (82 FR 37134 on August 8, 2017) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Employee Non-Covered Service Pension Questionnaire. OMB Control Number: 3220–0154. Form(s) submitted: G–209. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: Under Section 3 of the Railroad Retirement Act, the Tier I portion of an employee annuity may be subjected to a reduction for benefits received based on work not covered under the Social Security Act or Railroad Retirement Act. The questionnaire obtains the information needed to determine if the reduction applies and the amount of such reduction. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–209. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Annual responses Form No. Time (minutes) Burden (hours) G–209 (Partial Questionnaire) ..................................................................................................... G–209 (Full Questionnaire) ......................................................................................................... 50 100 1 8 1 13 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 150 ........................ 14 Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the forms and supporting documents can be obtained from 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 Brian.Foster@rrb.gov and to the OMB Desk Officer for the RRB, Fax: 202–395–6974, Email address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Brian D. Foster, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–22647 Filed 10–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F St. NE., Washington, DC 20549– 2736 rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with NOTICES Extension: Rule 15c1–7, SEC File No. 270–146, OMB Control No.3235–0134 Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (‘‘PRA’’) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the existing collection of information provided for in Rule 15c1–7 (17 CFR 240.15c1–7) under the Securities VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:13 Oct 18, 2017 Jkt 244001 Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (‘‘Exchange Act’’). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. Rule 15c1–7 states that any act of a broker-dealer designed to effect securities transactions with or for a customer account over which the broker-dealer (directly or through an agent or employee) has discretion will be considered a fraudulent, manipulative, or deceptive practice under the federal securities laws, unless a record is made of the transaction immediately by the broker-dealer. The record must include (a) the name of the customer, (b) the name, amount, and price of the security, and (c) the date and time when such transaction took place. The Commission estimates that 394 respondents collect information related to approximately 400,000 transactions annually under Rule 15c1–7 and that each respondent would spend approximately 5 minutes on the collection of information for each transaction, for approximately 33,338 aggregate hours per year (approximately 84.6 hours per respondent). Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information under the PRA unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Please direct your written comments to: Pamela Dyson, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi PavlikSimon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, or by sending an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: October 13, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–22646 Filed 10–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 201 (Thursday, October 19, 2017)]
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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments

    Summary: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our ICR 
describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review 
and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork 
burdens.
    The RRB invites comments on the proposed collections of information 
to determine (1) the practical utility of the collections; (2) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden of the collections; (3) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is 
the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the 
RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper 
consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive 
them within 30 days of the publication date.
    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

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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.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (82 FR 37133 on August 8, 2017) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Certification of Termination of Service and Relinquishment 
of Rights.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0016.
    Form(s) submitted: G-88.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: Under Section 2(e)(2) of the Railroad Retirement Act, the 
Railroad Retirement Board must have evidence that an annuitant for an 
age and service, spouse, or divorced spouse annuity has ceased railroad 
employment and relinquished their rights to return to the service of a 
railroad employer. The collection provides the means for obtaining this 
evidence.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-88.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                    Annual
                           Form No.                               responses      Time (minutes)   Burden (hours)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (82 FR 37134 on August 8, 2017) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Statement of Authority to Act for Employee.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0034.
    Form(s) submitted: SI-10.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: Under 20 CFR 335.2, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) 
accepts claims for sickness benefits by other than the sick or injured 
employees, provided the RRB has the information needed to satisfy 
itself that the delegation should be made.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form SI-10.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                    Annual
                           Form No.                               responses      Time (minutes)   Burden (hours)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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

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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.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (82 FR 37134 on August 8, 2017) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Employee Non-Covered Service Pension Questionnaire.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0154.
    Form(s) submitted: G-209.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: Under Section 3 of the Railroad Retirement Act, the Tier 
I portion of an employee annuity may be subjected to a reduction for 
benefits received based on work not covered under the Social Security 
Act or Railroad Retirement Act. The questionnaire obtains the 
information needed to determine if the reduction applies and the amount 
of such reduction.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-209.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                      Annual
                            Form No.                                 responses    Time (minutes)  Burden (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: Copies of the forms and 
supporting documents can be obtained from 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 Brian.Foster@rrb.gov and to the OMB 
Desk Officer for the RRB, Fax: 202-395-6974, Email address: 
OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.

Brian D. Foster,
Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-22647 Filed 10-18-17; 8:45 am]
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