Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 1651-1654 [2018-00396]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 9 / Friday, January 12, 2018 / Notices public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for website viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549 on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change. Persons submitting comments are cautioned that we do not redact or edit personal identifying information from comment submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number CboeEDGX–2017–010 and should be submitted on or before February 2, 2018. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.25 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–00413 Filed 1–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–82456; File No. SR–BOX– 2017–33] Self-Regulatory Organizations; BOX Options Exchange LLC; Order Approving a Proposed Rule Change To Amend the Minimum Order Size for the Floor Broker Guarantee Provided in BOX Rule 7600(f) January 8, 2018. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES I. Introduction On November 6, 2017, BOX Options Exchange LLC (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘BOX’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to amend the minimum eligible order size from 500 contracts to 50 contracts to qualify for the Floor Broker guarantee described in BOX Rule 7600(f). The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on November 24, 2017.3 The Commission received no comments on the proposed rule change. 25 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 82112 (November 17, 2017), 82 FR 55895 (‘‘Notice’’). 1 15 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jan 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 This order approves the proposed rule change. II. Description of the Proposed Rule Change 4 Currently, BOX Rule 7600(f) provides that a Floor Broker holding an order of the eligible order size or greater is entitled to cross, after all equal or better priced Public Customer bids or offers on the BOX Book and any non-Public Customer bids or offers that are ranked ahead of such Public Customer bids or offers are filled, 40% of the remaining contracts in the order with other orders he is holding.5 Under the current rule, the Exchange may determine, on an option by option basis, the eligible order size for an order that may be transacted pursuant to BOX Rule 7600(f), but the minimum eligible order size may not be less than 500 contracts.6 Under the proposed rule change, the Exchange proposes to reduce the minimum eligible order size from 500 contracts to 50 contracts.7 III. Discussion and Commission Findings After careful review, the Commission finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to a national securities exchange.8 In particular, the Commission finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,9 which requires, among other things, that the Exchange’s rules be designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. The Commission notes that the proposed rule change does not modify the size of the Floor Broker guarantee, but rather modifies the size of the order necessary in order to receive the guarantee. Orders submitted by Floor Brokers for execution must execute at a price equal to or better than the NBBO and (1) may not trade through any equal or better priced Public Customer bids or 4 For a more detailed description of the proposed rule change, see Notice, supra note 3. 5 See BOX Rule 7600(f). 6 See BOX Rule 7600(f)(2). Pursuant to BOX Rule 7600(f)(2), the Exchange is required to communicate any changes to the eligible order size to Participants via circular. 7 See proposed BOX Rule 7600(f)(2). 8 In approving this proposed rule change, the Commission notes that it has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 9 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1651 offers on the BOX Book 10 or any nonPublic Customer bids or offers on the BOX Book that are ranked ahead of such equal or better priced Public Customer bids or offers, and (2) may not trade through any non-Public Customer bids or offers on the BOX Book that are priced better than the proposed execution price.11 In addition, the Commission notes that the proposed change is similar to the rules of other options exchanges 12 and therefore, the Commission does not believe that the reduction in the minimum order size requirement raises any new regulatory issues. For the foregoing reasons, the Commission finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act 13 and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to a national securities exchange. IV. Conclusion It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,14 that the proposed rule change (SR–BOX–2017– 33), be, and it hereby is, approved. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.15 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–00407 Filed 1–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2017–0069] 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 10 See BOX Rule 100(a)(10) (defining BOX Book). BOX Rule 7600(c). 12 See Cboe Options Rule 6.74(d) and NYSE Arca Inc. Rule 6.47–O(b)(1). 13 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 14 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 15 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 11 See E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 1652 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 9 / Friday, January 12, 2018 / Notices 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– 2017–0069]. 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 March 13, 2018. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. 1. Certification by Religious Group— 20 CFR 404.1075—0960–0093. SSA is responsible for determining whether religious groups meet the qualifications exempting certain members and sects from payment of Self-Employment Contribution Act taxes under the Internal Revenue Code, Section 1402(g). SSA sends Form SSA–1458, Certification by Religious Group, to a group’s authorized spokesperson to complete and verify organizational members meet or continue to meet the criteria for exemption. The respondents are spokespersons for religious groups or sects. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–1458 ........................................................................................................ 180 1 15 45 2. Claim for Amounts Due in the Case of a Deceased Beneficiary—20 CFR 404.503(b)—0960–0101. Section 204(d) of the Social Security Act (Act) provides that if an individual dies before payment under Title II is complete, SSA will pay the amount due (including the amount of any check not negotiated) to individuals meeting specified qualifications. When a Social Security payment was due to a deceased beneficiary at the time of death, and there is insufficient information in the file to identify the individual(s) entitled to the payment or the individual’s address, SSA asks the surviving spouse; next of kin; or legal representative of the estate to complete Form SSA–1724, Claim for Amounts Due in the Case of a Deceased Social Security Recipient. SSA collects the information when a surviving child(ren), parent(s), or spouse is not already entitled to a monthly benefit on the same earnings record, or is not filing for a lump-sum death payment as a former spouse. SSA uses the information Form SSA–1724 provides to ensure proper payment of an underpayment due to a deceased beneficiary. The respondents are applicants for underpayments owed to deceased beneficiaries. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–1724 ........................................................................................................ 250,000 1 10 41,667 3. Prohibition of Payment of SSI Benefits to Fugitive Felons and Parole/ Probation Violators—20 CFR 416.708(o)—0960–0617. Section 1611(e)(4) of the Act precludes eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments for certain fugitives and parole or probation violators. Regulations at 20 CFR 416.708(o) of the Code of Federal Regulations require individuals applying for, or receiving, SSI to report to SSA that: (1) They are fleeing to avoid prosecution for a crime; (2) they are fleeing to avoid custody or confinement after conviction of a crime; or (3) they are violating a condition of probation or parole. SSA uses the information we receive to deny eligibility, or suspend recipients’ SSI payments. The respondents are SSI applicants and recipients, or representative payees of SSI applicants and recipients, who are reporting their status as a fugitive felon or probation or parole violator. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSI Claim System Screens ............................................................................. 1,000 1 1 17 4. Identifying Information for Possible Direct Payment of Authorized Fees— 0960–0730. SSA collects information from claimants’ appointed representatives on Form SSA–1695 to: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jan 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 (1) Process and facilitate direct payment of authorized fees; (2) issue a Form 1099–MISC, if applicable; and (3) establish a link between each claim for benefits and the data we collect on the PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SSA–1699 for our appointed representative database. The respondents are attorneys and other individuals who represent claimants for benefits before SSA. E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 1653 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 9 / Friday, January 12, 2018 / Notices Type of Request: Revision of an OMB approved information collection. Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Number of responses Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–1695 ............................................................................ 10,000 40 40,000 10 66,667 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 March 13, 2018. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ ssa.gov. 1. Letter to Employer Requesting Wage Information—0960–0138. SSA must establish and verify wage information for 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. Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–L4201 ...................................................................................................... 133,000 1 30 66,500 2. Request for Review of Hearing Decision/Order—20 CFR 404.967– 404.981, 416.1467–416.1481—0960– 0277. Claimants have a statutory right under the Act and current regulations to request review of an administrative law judge’s (ALJ) hearing decision or dismissal of a hearing request on Title II and Title XVI claims. Claimants may request Appeals Council review by filing a written request using paper dismissal; (2) determine whether the claimant has additional evidence to submit; and (3) determine whether the claimant has a representative or wants to appoint one. The respondents are claimants requesting review of an ALJ’s decision or dismissal of hearing. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Form HA–520, or the internet application, i520. SSA uses the information we collect to establish the claimant filed the request for review within the prescribed time, and to ensure the claimant completed the requisite steps permitting the Appeals Council review. The Appeals Council then uses the information to: (1) Document the claimant’s reason(s) for disagreeing with the ALJ’s decision or Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) HA–520—Paper ............................................................................................... i520—Internet .................................................................................................. 105,000 70,000 1 1 10 15 17,500 17,500 Totals ........................................................................................................ 175,000 ........................ ........................ 35,000 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 3. You Can Make Your Payment by Credit Card—0960–0462. Using information from Form SSA–4588 and its electronic application, Form SSA– 4589, SSA updates individuals’ Social Security records to reflect payments made on their overpayments. In addition, SSA uses this information to process payments through the appropriate credit card company. SSA provides the SSA–4588 when we inform an individual that we detected an overpayment. Individuals may choose to make a one-time payment or recurring monthly payments by completing and submitting the SSA–4588. SSA uses the SSA–4589 electronic Intranet application only when individuals choose to telephone the Program Service Centers to make a one-time payment in Modality of completion Number of respondents SSA–4588 (Paper) ........................................................................................... SSA–4589 (Electronic intranet application) ..................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jan 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 lieu of completing Form SSA–4588. An SSA debtor contact representative completes the SSA–4589 electronic Intranet application. Respondents are old age, survivors, and disability insurance (OASDI) beneficiaries and SSI recipients who have outstanding overpayments. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Frequency of response 16,500 258,500 E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 1 1 12JAN1 Average burden per response (minutes) 10 5 Estimated total annual burden (hours) 2,750 21,542 1654 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 9 / Friday, January 12, 2018 / Notices Modality of completion Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) ........................ ........................ Number of respondents Totals ........................................................................................................ 4. 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 agreed to pay the full amount of all reductions or refund the 275,000 full amount of all sums that SSA made to, or collected from, the Class member’s of Social Security OASDI 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 Modality of completion Number of respondents Estimated total annual burden (hours) 24,292 applicants for Title II Social Security retirement or disability benefits who have foreign pensions. Correction Notice: SSA is updating the burden information for this collection, so it differs from the information we published at 82 FR 52088, on 11/9/17. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–308 .......................................................................................................... Greenberg Cases ............................................................................................ 2,426 283 1 1 10 60 404 283 Totals ........................................................................................................ 2,709 ........................ ........................ 687 5. Request to Show Cause for Failure to Appear—20 CFR 404.938, 20 CFR 416.1438, and 20 CFR 404.957(a)(ii)— 0960–0794. When claimants who requested a hearing before an ALJ fail to appear at their scheduled hearing, the ALJ may reschedule the hearing if the claimants establish good cause for missing the hearings. To establish good cause, following: (1) SSA did not properly notify the claimant of the hearing, or (2) an unexpected event occurred without sufficient time for the claimant to request a postponement. The claimants can use paper Form HA– L90 or HA–L90–OP1 to provide their reason for not appearing at their scheduled hearings; or the claimants’ representatives can use Electronic Records Express (ERE), OMB Control No. 0960–0753, internet screens to submit the HA–L90 online. SSA uses the HA–L90 for new cases, and the HA– L90–OP1 for redeterminations cases. We need two versions of the paper form, as the ALJ follows different procedures when determining the good cause on redetermination cases (cases that have a prior decision and evidence on file), than they do for new cases (where we have no evidence on file). The ERE modality automatically adjusts for Modality of completion Number of respondents redetermination cases, so we only need one version of the internet screens. If the ALJ determines the claimants established good cause for failure to appear at the hearing, the ALJ will schedule a supplemental hearing; if not, the ALJ will make a claims eligibility determination based on the claimants’ evidence of record. Respondents are claimants, or their representatives, seeking to establish good cause for failure to appear at a scheduled hearing before an ALJ. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) HA–L90 ............................................................................................................ HA–L90–OP1 ................................................................................................... 39,500 500 1 1 10 10 6,583 83 Totals ........................................................................................................ 40,000 ........................ ........................ 6,666 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES * We do not account for the Electronic Records Express internet screens here as we account for them under OMB Control No. 0960–0753. Dated: January 8, 2018. Naomi R. Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–00396 Filed 1–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jan 11, 2018 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA 2017–0066] Penalty Inflation Adjustments for Civil Monetary Penalties Social Security Administration. Notice announcing updated penalty inflation adjustments for civil monetary penalties for 2018. AGENCY: ACTION: The Social Security Administration is giving notice of its SUMMARY: Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 updated maximum civil monetary penalties. These amounts are effective from January 15, 2018 through January 14, 2019. These figures represent an annual adjustment for inflation. The updated figures and notification are required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. The updated maximum amount of civil money penalties in this notice DATES: E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2017-0069]


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

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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: [email protected].
(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: [email protected].

    Or you may submit your comments online through www.regulations.gov, 
referencing Docket ID Number [SSA-2017-0069].
    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 
March 13, 2018.
    Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by 
writing to the above email address.
    1. Certification by Religious Group--20 CFR 404.1075--0960-0093. 
SSA is responsible for determining whether religious groups meet the 
qualifications exempting certain members and sects from payment of 
Self-Employment Contribution Act taxes under the Internal Revenue Code, 
Section 1402(g). SSA sends Form SSA-1458, Certification by Religious 
Group, to a group's authorized spokesperson to complete and verify 
organizational members meet or continue to meet the criteria for 
exemption. The respondents are spokespersons for religious groups or 
sects.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                 Average burden  Estimated total
           Modality of completion                Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden
                                                respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)
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SSA-1458....................................             180                1               15               45
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    2. Claim for Amounts Due in the Case of a Deceased Beneficiary--20 
CFR 404.503(b)--0960-0101. Section 204(d) of the Social Security Act 
(Act) provides that if an individual dies before payment under Title II 
is complete, SSA will pay the amount due (including the amount of any 
check not negotiated) to individuals meeting specified qualifications. 
When a Social Security payment was due to a deceased beneficiary at the 
time of death, and there is insufficient information in the file to 
identify the individual(s) entitled to the payment or the individual's 
address, SSA asks the surviving spouse; next of kin; or legal 
representative of the estate to complete Form SSA-1724, Claim for 
Amounts Due in the Case of a Deceased Social Security Recipient. SSA 
collects the information when a surviving child(ren), parent(s), or 
spouse is not already entitled to a monthly benefit on the same 
earnings record, or is not filing for a lump-sum death payment as a 
former spouse. SSA uses the information Form SSA-1724 provides to 
ensure proper payment of an underpayment due to a deceased beneficiary. 
The respondents are applicants for underpayments owed to deceased 
beneficiaries.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                 Average burden  Estimated total
           Modality of completion                Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden
                                                respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)
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SSA-1724....................................         250,000                1               10           41,667
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    3. Prohibition of Payment of SSI Benefits to Fugitive Felons and 
Parole/Probation Violators--20 CFR 416.708(o)--0960-0617. Section 
1611(e)(4) of the Act precludes eligibility for Supplemental Security 
Income (SSI) payments for certain fugitives and parole or probation 
violators. Regulations at 20 CFR 416.708(o) of the Code of Federal 
Regulations require individuals applying for, or receiving, SSI to 
report to SSA that: (1) They are fleeing to avoid prosecution for a 
crime; (2) they are fleeing to avoid custody or confinement after 
conviction of a crime; or (3) they are violating a condition of 
probation or parole. SSA uses the information we receive to deny 
eligibility, or suspend recipients' SSI payments. The respondents are 
SSI applicants and recipients, or representative payees of SSI 
applicants and recipients, who are reporting their status as a fugitive 
felon or probation or parole violator.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                 Average burden  Estimated total
           Modality of completion                Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden
                                                respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)
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SSI Claim System Screens....................           1,000                1                1               17
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    4. Identifying Information for Possible Direct Payment of 
Authorized Fees--0960-0730. SSA collects information from claimants' 
appointed representatives on Form SSA-1695 to: (1) Process and 
facilitate direct payment of authorized fees; (2) issue a Form 1099-
MISC, if applicable; and (3) establish a link between each claim for 
benefits and the data we collect on the SSA-1699 for our appointed 
representative database. The respondents are attorneys and other 
individuals who represent claimants for benefits before SSA.

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    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      Number of       per response    annual burden
                                                                       respondents        response        responses        (minutes)         (hours)
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SSA-1695...........................................................          10,000               40           40,000               10           66,667
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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 March 13, 2018. Individuals can obtain copies of the 
OMB clearance packages by writing to [email protected].
    1. Letter to Employer Requesting Wage Information--0960-0138. SSA 
must establish and verify wage information for 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)
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SSA-L4201...................................         133,000                1               30           66,500
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    2. Request for Review of Hearing Decision/Order--20 CFR 404.967-
404.981, 416.1467-416.1481--0960-0277. Claimants have a statutory right 
under the Act and current regulations to request review of an 
administrative law judge's (ALJ) hearing decision or dismissal of a 
hearing request on Title II and Title XVI claims. Claimants may request 
Appeals Council review by filing a written request using paper Form HA-
520, or the internet application, i520. SSA uses the information we 
collect to establish the claimant filed the request for review within 
the prescribed time, and to ensure the claimant completed the requisite 
steps permitting the Appeals Council review. The Appeals Council then 
uses the information to: (1) Document the claimant's reason(s) for 
disagreeing with the ALJ's decision or dismissal; (2) determine whether 
the claimant has additional evidence to submit; and (3) determine 
whether the claimant has a representative or wants to appoint one. The 
respondents are claimants requesting review of an ALJ's decision or 
dismissal of hearing.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
             Modality of completion                  Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)
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HA-520--Paper...................................         105,000               1              10          17,500
i520--Internet..................................          70,000               1              15          17,500
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    Totals......................................         175,000  ..............  ..............          35,000
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    3. You Can Make Your Payment by Credit Card--0960-0462. Using 
information from Form SSA-4588 and its electronic application, Form 
SSA-4589, SSA updates individuals' Social Security records to reflect 
payments made on their overpayments. In addition, SSA uses this 
information to process payments through the appropriate credit card 
company. SSA provides the SSA-4588 when we inform an individual that we 
detected an overpayment. Individuals may choose to make a one-time 
payment or recurring monthly payments by completing and submitting the 
SSA-4588. SSA uses the SSA-4589 electronic Intranet application only 
when individuals choose to telephone the Program Service Centers to 
make a one-time payment in lieu of completing Form SSA-4588. An SSA 
debtor contact representative completes the SSA-4589 electronic 
Intranet application. Respondents are old age, survivors, and 
disability insurance (OASDI) beneficiaries and SSI recipients who have 
outstanding overpayments.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
             Modality of completion                  Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)
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SSA-4588 (Paper)................................          16,500               1              10           2,750
SSA-4589 (Electronic intranet application)......         258,500               1               5          21,542
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    Totals......................................         275,000  ..............  ..............          24,292
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    4. 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 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 OASDI 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.
    Correction Notice: SSA is updating the burden information for this 
collection, so it differs from the information we published at 82 FR 
52088, on 11/9/17.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden  per      Estimated
             Modality of  completion                respondents      response        response      total annual
                                                                                     (minutes)    burden (hours)
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SSA-308.........................................           2,426               1              10             404
Greenberg Cases.................................             283               1              60             283
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    Totals......................................           2,709  ..............  ..............             687
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    5. Request to Show Cause for Failure to Appear--20 CFR 404.938, 20 
CFR 416.1438, and 20 CFR 404.957(a)(ii)--0960-0794. When claimants who 
requested a hearing before an ALJ fail to appear at their scheduled 
hearing, the ALJ may reschedule the hearing if the claimants establish 
good cause for missing the hearings. To establish good cause, 
following: (1) SSA did not properly notify the claimant of the hearing, 
or (2) an unexpected event occurred without sufficient time for the 
claimant to request a postponement. The claimants can use paper Form 
HA-L90 or HA-L90-OP1 to provide their reason for not appearing at their 
scheduled hearings; or the claimants' representatives can use 
Electronic Records Express (ERE), OMB Control No. 0960-0753, internet 
screens to submit the HA-L90 online. SSA uses the HA-L90 for new cases, 
and the HA-L90-OP1 for redeterminations cases. We need two versions of 
the paper form, as the ALJ follows different procedures when 
determining the good cause on redetermination cases (cases that have a 
prior decision and evidence on file), than they do for new cases (where 
we have no evidence on file). The ERE modality automatically adjusts 
for redetermination cases, so we only need one version of the internet 
screens. If the ALJ determines the claimants established good cause for 
failure to appear at the hearing, the ALJ will schedule a supplemental 
hearing; if not, the ALJ will make a claims eligibility determination 
based on the claimants' evidence of record. Respondents are claimants, 
or their representatives, seeking to establish good cause for failure 
to appear at a scheduled hearing before an ALJ.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                     Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of   Average burden   total  annual
             Modality of  completion                respondents      response      per response       burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
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HA-L90..........................................          39,500               1              10           6,583
HA-L90-OP1......................................             500               1              10              83
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    Totals......................................          40,000  ..............  ..............           6,666
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    * We do not account for the Electronic Records Express internet 
screens here as we account for them under OMB Control No. 0960-0753.

    Dated: January 8, 2018.
Naomi R. Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-00396 Filed 1-11-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4191-02-P