Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 48729-48730 [2017-22651]

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Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48729 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: RUIA Claims Notification and Verification System; OMB 3220– 0171. Section 5(b) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), requires that effective January 1, 1990, when a claim for benefits is filed with the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), the RRB shall provide notice of the claim to the claimant’s base year employer(s) to provide them an opportunity to submit information relevant to the claim before making an initial determination. If the RRB determines to pay benefits to the claimant under the RUIA, the RRB shall notify the base-year employer(s). The purpose of the RUIA Claims Notification and Verification System is to provide two notices, pre-payment Form ID–4K, Prepayment Notice of Employees’ Applications and Claims for Benefits Under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, and postpayment Form ID–4E, Notice of RUIA Claim Determination. Prepayment Form ID–4K provides notice to a claimant’s base-year employer(s), of each unemployment application and unemployment and sickness claim filed for benefits under the RUIA and provides the employer an opportunity to convey information relevant to the proper adjudication of the claim. The railroad employer can elect to receive Form ID–4K by one of three options: A computer-generated paper notice, by Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), or online via the RRB’s Employer Reporting System (ERS). The railroad employer can respond to the ID–4K notice by telephone, manually by mailing a completed ID–4K back to the RRB, or electronically via EDI or ERS. Completion is voluntary. The RRB proposes to replace using EDI with the use of secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP), which is the standard network protocol used for transferring files between a railroad employer and the RRB. The RRB proposes no changes to the other versions of the ID–4K. Once the RRB determines to pay a claim post-payment Form Letter ID–4E, Notice of RUIA Claim Determination, is used to notify the base-year employer(s). This gives the employer a second E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 201 (Thursday, October 19, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22651]


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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: RUIA Claims 
Notification and Verification System; OMB 3220-0171. Section 5(b) of 
the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), requires that effective 
January 1, 1990, when a claim for benefits is filed with the Railroad 
Retirement Board (RRB), the RRB shall provide notice of the claim to 
the claimant's base year employer(s) to provide them an opportunity to 
submit information relevant to the claim before making an initial 
determination. If the RRB determines to pay benefits to the claimant 
under the RUIA, the RRB shall notify the base-year employer(s).
    The purpose of the RUIA Claims Notification and Verification System 
is to provide two notices, pre-payment Form ID-4K, Prepayment Notice of 
Employees' Applications and Claims for Benefits Under the Railroad 
Unemployment Insurance Act, and post-payment Form ID-4E, Notice of RUIA 
Claim Determination. Prepayment Form ID-4K provides notice to a 
claimant's base-year employer(s), of each unemployment application and 
unemployment and sickness claim filed for benefits under the RUIA and 
provides the employer an opportunity to convey information relevant to 
the proper adjudication of the claim.
    The railroad employer can elect to receive Form ID-4K by one of 
three options: A computer-generated paper notice, by Electronic Data 
Interchange (EDI), or online via the RRB's Employer Reporting System 
(ERS). The railroad employer can respond to the ID-4K notice by 
telephone, manually by mailing a completed ID-4K back to the RRB, or 
electronically via EDI or ERS. Completion is voluntary. The RRB 
proposes to replace using EDI with the use of secure File Transfer 
Protocol (FTP), which is the standard network protocol used for 
transferring files between a railroad employer and the RRB. The RRB 
proposes no changes to the other versions of the ID-4K.
    Once the RRB determines to pay a claim post-payment Form Letter ID-
4E, Notice of RUIA Claim Determination, is used to notify the base-year 
employer(s). This gives the employer a second

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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. 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 
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
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                                                                      Annual
                            Form No.                                 responses    Time (minutes)  Burden (hours)
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ID-4K (Manual)..................................................           1,250               2              42
ID-4K (FTP).....................................................          16,500             (*)             210
ID-4K (Internet)................................................          64,000               2           2,133
ID-4E (Manual)..................................................              50               2               2
ID-4E (Internet)................................................             120               2               4
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    Total.......................................................          81,920  ..............           2,391
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* 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
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                                                                      Annual
                            Form No.                                 responses    Time (minutes)  Burden (hours)
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Request PRC.....................................................          14,000             5.0           1,167
Establish Pin/Password..........................................          17,500             1.5             200
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................................          31,500  ..............           1,367
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    Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or 
to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, 
and/or supporting material, contact Dana Hickman at (312) 751-4981 or 
Dana.Hickman@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection 
should be addressed to Brian Foster, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 
North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611-1275 or emailed to 
Brian.Foster@rrb.gov. Written comments should be received within 60 
days of this notice.

Brian D. Foster,
Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-22651 Filed 10-18-17; 8:45 am]
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