Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 52088-52089 [2017-24387]

Download as PDF 52088 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 216 / Thursday, November 9, 2017 / Notices 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205–6734. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of the President’s major disaster declaration for Private Non-Profit organizations in the State of South Carolina, dated 10/16/2017, is hereby amended to include the following areas as adversely affected by the disaster. Primary Counties: Abbeville, Newberry, Saluda 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. 2017–24360 Filed 11–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2017–0061] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of information collection packages requiring clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with Public Law 104–13, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. This notice includes revisions of OMB-approved information collections. SSA is soliciting comments on the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimate; the need for the information; its practical utility; ways to enhance its quality, utility, and clarity; and ways to minimize burden on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Mail, email, or fax your comments and recommendations on the information collection(s) to the OMB Desk Officer and SSA Reports Clearance Officer at the following addresses or fax numbers. (OMB), Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA, Fax: 202–395–6974, Email address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. (SSA), Social Security Administration, OLCA, Attn: Reports Clearance Director, 3100 West High Rise, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235, Fax: 410–966–2830, Email address: OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov. Or you may submit your comments online through www.regulations.gov, Number of respondents Modality of completion referencing Docket ID Number [SSA– 2017–0061]. I. The information collections below are pending at SSA. SSA will submit them to OMB within 60 days from the date of this notice. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than January 8, 2018. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. 1. Application for Mother’s or Father’s Insurance Benefits—20 CFR 404.339– 404.342, 20 CFR 404.601–404.603— 0960–0003. Section 202(g) of the Social Security Act (Act) provides for the payment of monthly benefits to the widow or widower of an insured individual if the surviving spouse is caring for the deceased worker’s child (who is entitled to Social Security benefits). SSA uses the information on Form SSA–5–BK to determine an individual’s eligibility for mother’s or father’s insurance benefits. The respondents are individuals caring for a child of the deceased worker who is applying for mother’s or father’s insurance benefits under the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance program. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–5–F6 (paper) ........................................................................................... Modernized Claims System ............................................................................. 6,542 42,175 1 1 15 15 1,636 10,544 Totals ........................................................................................................ 48,717 ........................ ........................ 12,180 2. Letter to Employer Requesting Wage Information—0960–0138. SSA must establish and verify wage information for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) applicants and recipients when determining SSI eligibility and payment amounts. SSA collects wage data from employers on Form SSA–L4201 to determine eligibility and proper payment amounts for SSI applicants and recipients. The respondents are employers of SSI applicants and recipients. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–L4201 ...................................................................................................... sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Modality of completion 133,000 1 30 66,500 3. Modified Benefit Formula Questionnaire—Foreign Pension—0960– 0561. SSA uses Form SSA–308 to determine exactly how much (if any) of a foreign pension we can use to reduce the amount of Title II Social Security retirement or disability benefits under the modified benefit formula. In addition, SSA has agreed to pay the full VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Nov 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 amount of all reductions or refund the full amount of all sums that SSA made to, or collected from, the Class member’s of Social Security old age, survivors, and disability insurance benefits payments (OASDI Benefits), due to the application of the Windfall Elimination Provision to those OASDI Benefits based on the receipt of Old Age Benefits from PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the National Institute of Israel, per the Greenberg, et al. v. Colvin case settlement. The respondents are applicants for Title II Social Security retirement or disability benefits who have foreign pensions. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1 52089 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 216 / Thursday, November 9, 2017 / Notices Number of respondents Modality of completion Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–308 .......................................................................................................... Greenberg Cases ............................................................................................ 4,430 363 1 1 10 60 738 363 Totals ........................................................................................................ 4,793 ........................ ........................ 1,101 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 December 11, 2017. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov. 1. Application to Collect a Fee for Payee Service—20 CFR 404.2040a & 20 CFR 416.640a—0960–0719. Sections 205(j)(4)(A) and (B) and 1631(a)(2) of the Act allow SSA to authorize certain organizational representative payees to collect a fee for providing payee services. Before an organization may collect this fee, they complete and Number of respondents Modality of completion submit Form SSA–445. SSA uses the information to determine whether to authorize or deny permission to collect fees for payee services. The respondents are private sector businesses or State and local government offices applying to become fee-for-service organizational representative payees. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) Private sector business ................................................................................... State/local government offices ........................................................................ 90 10 1 1 10 10 15 2 Totals ........................................................................................................ 100 ........................ ........................ 17 2. Redetermination of Eligibility for Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs—20 CFR 418.3125—0960– 0723. As per the requirements of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, SSA conducts low-income subsidy eligibility redeterminations for Medicare beneficiaries who currently receive the Medicare Part D subsidy and who meet certain criteria. Respondents complete Form SSA–1026–REDE under the following circumstances: (1) When individuals became entitled to the Medicare Part D subsidy during the past 12 months; (2) if they were eligible for the Part D subsidy for more than 12 months; or (3) if they reported a change in income, resources, or household size. Part D beneficiaries complete the SSA– 1026–SCE when they need to report a potentially subsidy-changing event, including the following: (1) Marriage; Number of respondents Modality of completion (2) spousal separation; (3) divorce; (4) annulment of a marriage; (5) spousal death; or (6) moving back in with one’s spouse following a separation. The respondents are current recipients of the Medicare Part D low-income subsidy who will undergo an eligibility redetermination for one of the reasons mentioned above. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–1026–REDE ............................................................................................ SSA–1026–SCE .............................................................................................. REDE Field Office Interview ............................................................................ SCE Field Office Interview .............................................................................. 98,990 4,267 50,529 3,468 1 1 1 1 18 18 18 18 29,697 1,280 15,159 1,040 Total .......................................................................................................... 157,254 ........................ ........................ 47,176 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Dated: November 6, 2017. Naomi R. Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. DEPARTMENT OF STATE [FR Doc. 2017–24387 Filed 11–8–17; 8:45 am] The State Department’s List of Entities and Subentities Associated With Cuba (Cuba Restricted List) BILLING CODE 4191–02–P [Public Notice: 10195] AGENCY: Department of State. Initial publication of list of entities; notice. ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Nov 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Department of State is publishing a List of Restricted Entities and Subentities Associated with Cuba (Cuba Restricted List) with which direct financial transactions will be generally prohibited under the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR). This list will also be considered during review of license applications submitted to the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) pursuant to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2017-0061]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and 
Comment Request

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of 
information collection packages requiring clearance by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with Public Law 104-13, the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. This notice 
includes revisions of OMB-approved information collections.
    SSA is soliciting comments on the accuracy of the agency's burden 
estimate; the need for the information; its practical utility; ways to 
enhance its quality, utility, and clarity; and ways to minimize burden 
on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology. Mail, email, or fax your 
comments and recommendations on the information collection(s) to the 
OMB Desk Officer and SSA Reports Clearance Officer at the following 
addresses or fax numbers.

(OMB), Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA, 
Fax: 202-395-6974, Email address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.
(SSA), Social Security Administration, OLCA, Attn: Reports Clearance 
Director, 3100 West High Rise, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 
21235, Fax: 410-966-2830, Email address: OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov.

    Or you may submit your comments online through www.regulations.gov, 
referencing Docket ID Number [SSA-2017-0061].
    I. The information collections below are pending at SSA. SSA will 
submit them to OMB within 60 days from the date of this notice. To be 
sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than 
January 8, 2018. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instruments by writing to the above email address.
    1. Application for Mother's or Father's Insurance Benefits--20 CFR 
404.339-404.342, 20 CFR 404.601-404.603--0960-0003. Section 202(g) of 
the Social Security Act (Act) provides for the payment of monthly 
benefits to the widow or widower of an insured individual if the 
surviving spouse is caring for the deceased worker's child (who is 
entitled to Social Security benefits). SSA uses the information on Form 
SSA-5-BK to determine an individual's eligibility for mother's or 
father's insurance benefits. The respondents are individuals caring for 
a child of the deceased worker who is applying for mother's or father's 
insurance benefits under the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability 
Insurance program.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
             Modality of completion                 respondents      response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SSA-5-F6 (paper)................................           6,542               1              15           1,636
Modernized Claims System........................          42,175               1              15          10,544
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................          48,717  ..............  ..............          12,180
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    2. Letter to Employer Requesting Wage Information--0960-0138. SSA 
must establish and verify wage information for Supplemental Security 
Income (SSI) applicants and recipients when determining SSI eligibility 
and payment amounts. SSA collects wage data from employers on Form SSA-
L4201 to determine eligibility and proper payment amounts for SSI 
applicants and recipients. The respondents are employers of SSI 
applicants and recipients.
    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)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SSA-L4201...................................         133,000                1               30           66,500
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    3. Modified Benefit Formula Questionnaire--Foreign Pension--0960-
0561. SSA uses Form SSA-308 to determine exactly how much (if any) of a 
foreign pension we can use to reduce the amount of Title II Social 
Security retirement or disability benefits under the modified benefit 
formula. In addition, SSA has agreed to pay the full amount of all 
reductions or refund the full amount of all sums that SSA made to, or 
collected from, the Class member's of Social Security old age, 
survivors, and disability insurance benefits payments (OASDI Benefits), 
due to the application of the Windfall Elimination Provision to those 
OASDI Benefits based on the receipt of Old Age Benefits from the 
National Institute of Israel, per the Greenberg, et al. v. Colvin case 
settlement. The respondents are applicants for Title II Social Security 
retirement or disability benefits who have foreign pensions.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
             Modality of completion                 respondents      response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SSA-308.........................................           4,430               1              10             738
Greenberg Cases.................................             363               1              60             363
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................           4,793  ..............  ..............           1,101
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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 December 11, 2017. Individuals can obtain copies of 
the OMB clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov.
    1. Application to Collect a Fee for Payee Service--20 CFR 404.2040a 
& 20 CFR 416.640a--0960-0719. Sections 205(j)(4)(A) and (B) and 
1631(a)(2) of the Act allow SSA to authorize certain organizational 
representative payees to collect a fee for providing payee services. 
Before an organization may collect this fee, they complete and submit 
Form SSA-445. SSA uses the information to determine whether to 
authorize or deny permission to collect fees for payee services. The 
respondents are private sector businesses or State and local government 
offices applying to become fee-for-service organizational 
representative payees.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
             Modality of completion                 respondents      response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
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Private sector business.........................              90               1              10              15
State/local government offices..................              10               1              10               2
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................             100  ..............  ..............              17
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    2. Redetermination of Eligibility for Help with Medicare 
Prescription Drug Plan Costs--20 CFR 418.3125--0960-0723. As per the 
requirements of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, SSA conducts 
low-income subsidy eligibility redeterminations for Medicare 
beneficiaries who currently receive the Medicare Part D subsidy and who 
meet certain criteria. Respondents complete Form SSA-1026-REDE under 
the following circumstances: (1) When individuals became entitled to 
the Medicare Part D subsidy during the past 12 months; (2) if they were 
eligible for the Part D subsidy for more than 12 months; or (3) if they 
reported a change in income, resources, or household size. Part D 
beneficiaries complete the SSA-1026-SCE when they need to report a 
potentially subsidy-changing event, including the following: (1) 
Marriage; (2) spousal separation; (3) divorce; (4) annulment of a 
marriage; (5) spousal death; or (6) moving back in with one's spouse 
following a separation. The respondents are current recipients of the 
Medicare Part D low-income subsidy who will undergo an eligibility 
redetermination for one of the reasons mentioned above.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
             Modality of completion                 respondents      response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SSA-1026-REDE...................................          98,990               1              18          29,697
SSA-1026-SCE....................................           4,267               1              18           1,280
REDE Field Office Interview.....................          50,529               1              18          15,159
SCE Field Office Interview......................           3,468               1              18           1,040
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................         157,254  ..............  ..............          47,176
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    Dated: November 6, 2017.
Naomi R. Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-24387 Filed 11-8-17; 8:45 am]
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