Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 50704-50705 [2018-21835]

Download as PDF 50704 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Notices Alternatively, the proposed amendment provides that an Employer that loses a governmental contract to a Successor Employer will not experience a complete or partial withdrawal if the Successor Employer assumes the Employer’s contribution history under the affected contract(s) for the plan year in which the contract is lost and the 5 immediately preceding plan years. Lastly, the Plan’s trustees may waive or reduce the bond or escrow requirement if the Employer demonstrates that doing so would not significantly increase the risk of financial loss to the Plan. The Plan’s request includes the actuarial data on which the Plan relies to support its contention that the amendment will not pose a significant risk to the insurance system under Title IV of ERISA. Comments All interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the pending exemption request. All comments will be made part of the administrative record. William Reeder, Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. [FR Doc. 2018–21801 Filed 10–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7709–02–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), 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 SUMMARY: 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: Employee’s Certification; OMB 3220–0140. Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), provides for the payment of an annuity to the spouse or divorced spouse of a retired railroad employee. For the spouse or divorced spouse to qualify for an annuity, the RRB must determine if any of the employee’s current marriage to the applicant is valid. The requirements for obtaining documentary evidence to determine valid marital relationships are prescribed in 20 CFR 219.30 through 219.35. Section 2(e) of the RRA requires that an employee must relinquish all rights to any railroad employer service before a spouse annuity can be paid. The RRB uses Form G–346, Employee’s Certification, to obtain the information needed to determine whether the employee’s current marriage is valid. Form G–346 is completed by the retired employee who is the husband or wife of the applicant for a spouse annuity. Completion is required to obtain a benefit. One response is requested of each Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Employee’s Certification. OMB Control Number: 3220–0140. Forms submitted: G–346 and G–346sum. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act, spouses of retired railroad employees may be entitled to an annuity. The collection obtains information from the employee about the employee’s previous marriages, if any, to determine if any impediment exists to the marriage between the employee and his or her spouse. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to the forms in the collection. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Annual responses Form No. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 respondent. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–346. Consistent with 20 CFR 217.17, the RRB uses Form G–346sum, Employee’s Certification Summary, which mirrors the information collected on Form G– 346, when an employee, after being interviewed by an RRB field office representative ‘‘signs’’ the form using an alternative signature method known as ‘‘attestation.’’ Attestation refers to the action taken by the RRB field office representative to confirm and annotate the RRB’s records of the applicant’s affirmation under penalty of perjury that the information provided is correct and the applicant’s agreement to sign the form by proxy. Completion is required to obtain a benefit. One response is requested of each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (83 FR 35032 on July 24, 2018) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Time (minutes) Burden (hours) G–346 .......................................................................................................................................... G–346sum ................................................................................................................................... 4,220 2,100 5 5 352 175 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 6,320 ........................ 527 2. Title and Purpose of information collection: Railroad Separation Allowance or Severance Pay Report; OMB 3220–0173. Section 6 of the Railroad Retirement Act provides for a lump-sum payment to an employee or the employee’s survivors equal to the Tier II taxes paid VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 by the employee on a separation allowance or severance payment for which the employee did not receive credits toward retirement. The lumpsum is not payable until retirement benefits begin to accrue or the employee dies. Also, Section 4(a–1)(iii) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 provides that a railroad employee who is paid a separation allowance is disqualified for unemployment and sickness benefits for the period of time the employee would have to work to earn the amount of the allowance. The reporting requirements are specified in 20 CFR 209.14. E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 50705 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Notices In order to calculate and provide payments, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) must collect and maintain records of separation allowances and severance payments which were subject to Tier II taxation from railroad employers. The RRB uses Form BA–9, Report of Separation Allowance or Severance Pay, to obtain information from railroad employers concerning the separation allowances and severance payments made to railroad employees and/or the survivors of railroad employees. Employers currently have the option of submitting their reports on paper Form BA–9, (or in like format) on a CD–ROM, or by File Transfer Protocol (FTP), or Secure Email. Completion is mandatory. One response is requested of each respondent. The Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (83 FR 35032 on July 24, 2018) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Railroad Separation Allowance or Severance Pay Report. OMB Control Number: 3220–0173. Form(s) submitted: BA–9. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Private Sector; Businesses or other for profits. Annual responses Form No. BA–9 BA–9 BA–9 BA–9 Time (minutes) Burden (hours) (Paper) ............................................................................................................................... (CD–ROM) ......................................................................................................................... (Secure Email) ................................................................................................................... (FTP) .................................................................................................................................. 100 40 60 160 76 76 76 76 127 51 76 203 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 360 ........................ 457 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 Foster, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–21835 Filed 10–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–84338; File No. SR–BOX– 2018–32] amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Abstract: Section 6 of the Railroad Retirement Act provides for a lump-sum payment to an employee or the employee’s survivor equal to the Tier II taxes paid by the employee on a separation allowance or severance payment for which the employee did not receive credits toward retirement. The collection obtains information concerning the separation allowances and severance payments paid from railroad employers. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form BA–9. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Self-Regulatory Organizations; BOX Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend Rules Relating to Registration and Qualification Examinations Required for Participants That Engage in Trading Activities on the Exchange October 2, 2018. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on September 27, 2018, BOX Exchange LLC (the ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the self-regulatory organization. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule from interested persons. on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The self-regulatory organization has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend its rules relating to registration and respective qualification examinations required for Participants that engage in trading activities on the Exchange. The text of the proposed rule change is available from the principal office of the Exchange, at the Commission’s Public Reference Room and also on the Exchange’s internet website at http:// boxoptions.com. 1. Purpose II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the self-regulatory organization included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 The SEC recently approved a proposed rule change to restructure the FINRA representative-level qualification examination program.3 The rule change, which will become effective on October 1, 2018, restructures the examination program into a more efficient format whereby all new representative-level applicants will be required to take a general knowledge examination (the Securities Industry Essentials Examination (‘‘SIE’’)) and a tailored, specialized knowledge examination (a revised representative-level qualification examination) for their particular registered role. Individuals are not required to be associated with an Exchange or any other self-regulatory organization (‘‘SRO’’) member to be eligible to take the SIE. However, passing the SIE alone will not qualify an individual for registration with the 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 81098 (July 7, 2017), 82 FR 32419 (July 13, 2017) (Order Approving File No. SR–FINRA–2017–007). 1 15 PO 00000 A. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 195 (Tuesday, October 9, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50704-50705]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), 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: Employee's 
Certification; OMB 3220-0140.
    Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), provides for the 
payment of an annuity to the spouse or divorced spouse of a retired 
railroad employee. For the spouse or divorced spouse to qualify for an 
annuity, the RRB must determine if any of the employee's current 
marriage to the applicant is valid.
    The requirements for obtaining documentary evidence to determine 
valid marital relationships are prescribed in 20 CFR 219.30 through 
219.35. Section 2(e) of the RRA requires that an employee must 
relinquish all rights to any railroad employer service before a spouse 
annuity can be paid.
    The RRB uses Form G-346, Employee's Certification, to obtain the 
information needed to determine whether the employee's current marriage 
is valid. Form G-346 is completed by the retired employee who is the 
husband or wife of the applicant for a spouse annuity. Completion is 
required to obtain a benefit. One response is requested of each 
respondent. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-346.
    Consistent with 20 CFR 217.17, the RRB uses Form G-346sum, 
Employee's Certification Summary, which mirrors the information 
collected on Form G-346, when an employee, after being interviewed by 
an RRB field office representative ``signs'' the form using an 
alternative signature method known as ``attestation.'' Attestation 
refers to the action taken by the RRB field office representative to 
confirm and annotate the RRB's records of the applicant's affirmation 
under penalty of perjury that the information provided is correct and 
the applicant's agreement to sign the form by proxy. Completion is 
required to obtain a benefit. One response is requested of each 
respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (83 FR 35032 on July 24, 2018) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Employee's Certification.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0140.
    Forms submitted: G-346 and G-346sum.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act, spouses 
of retired railroad employees may be entitled to an annuity. The 
collection obtains information from the employee about the employee's 
previous marriages, if any, to determine if any impediment exists to 
the marriage between the employee and his or her spouse.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to the forms in the 
collection.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                      Annual           Time           Burden
                            Form No.                                 responses       (minutes)        (hours)
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G-346...........................................................           4,220               5             352
G-346sum........................................................           2,100               5             175
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................................           6,320  ..............             527
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    2. Title and Purpose of information collection: Railroad Separation 
Allowance or Severance Pay Report; OMB 3220-0173.
    Section 6 of the Railroad Retirement Act provides for a lump-sum 
payment to an employee or the employee's survivors equal to the Tier II 
taxes paid by the employee on a separation allowance or severance 
payment for which the employee did not receive credits toward 
retirement. The lump-sum is not payable until retirement benefits begin 
to accrue or the employee dies. Also, Section 4(a-1)(iii) of the 
Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act provides that a railroad employee 
who is paid a separation allowance is disqualified for unemployment and 
sickness benefits for the period of time the employee would have to 
work to earn the amount of the allowance. The reporting requirements 
are specified in 20 CFR 209.14.

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    In order to calculate and provide payments, the Railroad Retirement 
Board (RRB) must collect and maintain records of separation allowances 
and severance payments which were subject to Tier II taxation from 
railroad employers. The RRB uses Form BA-9, Report of Separation 
Allowance or Severance Pay, to obtain information from railroad 
employers concerning the separation allowances and severance payments 
made to railroad employees and/or the survivors of railroad employees. 
Employers currently have the option of submitting their reports on 
paper Form BA-9, (or in like format) on a CD-ROM, or by File Transfer 
Protocol (FTP), or Secure Email. Completion is mandatory. One response 
is requested of each respondent. The Previous Requests for Comments: 
The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (83 FR 35032 on 
July 24, 2018) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited 
no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Railroad Separation Allowance or Severance Pay Report.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0173.
    Form(s) submitted: BA-9.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Private Sector; Businesses or other for profits.
    Abstract: Section 6 of the Railroad Retirement Act provides for a 
lump-sum payment to an employee or the employee's survivor equal to the 
Tier II taxes paid by the employee on a separation allowance or 
severance payment for which the employee did not receive credits toward 
retirement. The collection obtains information concerning the 
separation allowances and severance payments paid from railroad 
employers.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form BA-9.
    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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BA-9 (Paper)....................................................             100              76             127
BA-9 (CD-ROM)...................................................              40              76              51
BA-9 (Secure Email).............................................              60              76              76
BA-9 (FTP)......................................................             160              76             203
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................................             360  ..............             457
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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 [email protected].
    Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed 
to Brian Foster, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, 
Chicago, Illinois 60611-1275 or [email protected] and to the OMB 
Desk Officer for the RRB, Fax: 202-395-6974, Email address: 
[email protected].

Brian Foster,
Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-21835 Filed 10-5-18; 8:45 am]
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