Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 62943-62945 [2018-26363]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2018 / Notices approval order.4 The Exchange will make public on its website any data and analysis it submits to the Commission under the pilot program. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act,5 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,6 in particular, in that it is designed 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 Exchange believes the proposed rule change will protect investors and the public interest by preserving the opportunity to list NDXPM options until May 6, 2019, providing the Exchange, the Commission and investors the benefit of a pilot program of sufficient duration to yield meaningful information concerning the impact of NDXPM options on the market. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. NDXPM options would be available for trading to all market participants. The proposed rule change will facilitate the listing and trading of a novel option product that will enhance competition among market participants, to the benefit of investors and the marketplace. The listing of NDXPM will enhance competition by providing investors with an additional investment vehicle, in a fully-electronic trading environment, through which investors can gain and hedge exposure to NASDAQ–100 stocks. Further, this product could offer a competitive alternative to other existing investment products that seek to allow investors to gain broad market exposure. Also, the Exchange notes that it is possible for other exchanges to develop or license the use of a new or different index to compete with the NASDAQ–100 and seek Commission approval to list and trade options on such an index. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were either solicited or received. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Because the foregoing proposed rule change does not: (i) Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative for 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 7 and subparagraph (f)(6) of Rule 19b–4 thereunder.8 At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule should be approved or disapproved. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: 20:35 Dec 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.9 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–26396 Filed 12–4–18; 8:45 am] Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–Phlx–2018–76. This file Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) requires a self-regulatory organization to give the Commission written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change at least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule change, or such shorter time as designated by the Commission. The Exchange has satisfied this requirement. 8 17 VerDate Sep<11>2014 number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s internet website (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the 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 SR–Phlx–2018–76 and should be submitted on or before December 26, 2018. Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– Phlx–2018–76 on the subject line. 7 15 4 The Exchange will issue an Options Trader Alert notifying Members when NDXPM options are listed. 5 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 6 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 62943 PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2018–0066] 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. 9 17 E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12) and (59). 06DEN1 62944 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2018 / Notices 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 Number of respondents Modality of completion Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–10–BK MCS version ............................................................................... SSA–10–BK Paper version ............................................................................. 518,784 2,255 1 1 14 15 121,050 564 Totals ........................................................................................................ 521,039 ........................ ........................ 121,614 2. Notice Regarding Substitution of Party Upon Death of Claimant— Reconsideration of Disability Cessation—20 CFR Sections 404.907– 404.921 and 416.1407–416.1421—0960– 0351. When a claimant dies before we make a determination on that person’s request for reconsideration of a disability cessation, SSA seeks a qualified substitute party to pursue the appeal. If SSA locates a qualified substitute party, the agency uses Form SSA–770 to collect information about whether to pursue or withdraw the reconsideration request. We use this information as the basis for the decision Number of respondents Modality of completion SSA–770 .......................................................................................................... khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 0004. Section 2029(e) and 202(f) of the Social Security Act (Act) set forth the requirements for entitlement to widow(er)’s benefits, including the requirements to file an application. For SSA to make a formal determination for entitlement to widow(er)’s benefits, we use Form SSA–10–BK to determine whether an applicant meets the statutory and regulatory conditions for entitlement to widow(er)’s Title II benefits. SSA employees interview individuals applying for benefits either face-to-face or via telephone, and enter the information on the paper form or into the Modernized Claims System (MCS). The respondents are applicants for widow(er)’s benefits. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. 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– 2018–0066]. 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 February 4, 2019. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. 1. Application for Widow’s or Widower’s Insurance Benefits—20 CFR 404.335–404.338, & 404.603—0960– 3. Centenarian and Medicare NonUtilization Project Development Worksheets: Face-to-Face Interview and Telephone Interview—20 CFR 416.204(b) and 422.135—0960–0780. SSA conducts interviews with centenary Title II beneficiaries and Title XVI recipients, and Medicare NonUtilization Project (MNUP) beneficiaries age 90 and older to: (1) Assess if the beneficiaries are still living; (2) prevent fraud through identity misrepresentation; and (3) evaluate the well-being of the recipients to determine if they need a representative payee, or a change in representative payee. SSA VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Dec 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Frequency of response 1,200 field office personnel obtain the information through one-time, in-person interviews with the centenarians and MNUP beneficiaries. If the centenarians and MNUP beneficiaries have representatives or caregivers, SSA personnel invite them to the interviews. During these interviews, SSA employees make overall observations of the centenarians, MNUP beneficiaries, and their representative payees (if applicable). The interviewer uses the appropriate Development Worksheet as a guide for the interview, in addition to documenting findings during the interview. PO 00000 to continue or discontinue with the appeals process. Respondents are substitute applicants who are pursuing a reconsideration request for a deceased claimant. 1 Average burden per response (minutes) 5 Estimated total annual burden (hours) 100 Non-completion of the Worksheets, or refusal of the interviews, may result in the suspension of the centenarians’ or MNUP beneficiaries’ payments. SSA conducts the interviews either over the telephone or through a face-to-face discussion with the respondents. Respondents are Centenarian and MNUP beneficiaries; their representative payees; or their caregivers. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 62945 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2018 / Notices Number of respondents Modality of completion Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Centenarian Project—Title XVI Only* .............................................................. MNUP—All Title II Responses ......................................................................... 194 4,413 1 1 15 15 49 1,103 Totals ........................................................................................................ 4,607 ........................ ........................ 1,152 * Some cases are Title II and Title XVI rollovers from prior Centenarian workloads II. SSA submitted the information collection below to OMB for clearance. Your comments regarding this information collection 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 January 4, 2019. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB clearance package by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ ssa.gov. Site Review Questionnaire for Volume and Fee-for-Service Payees and Beneficiary Interview Form—20 CFR 404.2035, 404.2065, 416.665, 416.701, and 416.708—0960–0633. SSA asks organizational representative payees to complete Form SSA–637, the Site Review Questionnaire for Volume and Fee-for-Service Payees, to provide information on how they carry out their responsibilities, including how they manage beneficiary funds. SSA then obtains information from the beneficiaries these organizations represent via Form SSA–639, Number of respondents Modality of completion Frequency of response Average burden of response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–637 .......................................................................................................... SSA–639 .......................................................................................................... 4,924 21,772 1 1 120 10 9,848 3,629 Totals ........................................................................................................ 26,696 ........................ ........................ 13,477 Dated: November 29, 2018. Naomi Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10609] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Local U.S. Citizen Skills/ Resources Survey Notice of request for public comment. ACTION: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Dec 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 The Department will accept comments from the public up to February 4, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Web: Persons with access to the internet may comment on this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the document by entering ‘‘Docket Number: DOS 2018–0052’’ in the Search field. Then click the ‘‘Comment Now’’ button and complete the comment form. • Email: RiversDA@state.gov. • Regular Mail: Send written comments to: U.S. Department of State, CA/OCS/PMO, SA–17, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20522–1710. You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Derek Rivers at SA–17, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20522–1710, who may be reached on 202–485–6332 or at RiversDA@state.gov. DATES: [FR Doc. 2018–26363 Filed 12–4–18; 8:45 am] khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Beneficiary Interview Form, to corroborate the payees’ statements. Due to the sensitivity of the information, SSA employees always complete the forms based on the answers respondents give during the interview. The respondents are individuals; State and local governments; non-profit and forprofit organizations serving as representative payees; and the beneficiaries they serve. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Local U.S. Citizen Skills/Resources Survey. • OMB Control Number: OMB No. 1405–0188. • Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Overseas Citizens Services (CA/OCS). • Form Number: DS–5506. • Respondents: United States Citizens. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,400. • Estimated Number of Responses: 2,400. • Average Time per Response: 15 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 600 hours. • Frequency: On Occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 234 (Thursday, December 6, 2018)]
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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2018-0066]


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.

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    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: [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-2018-0066].
    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 
February 4, 2019. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instruments by writing to the above email address.
    1. Application for Widow's or Widower's Insurance Benefits--20 CFR 
404.335-404.338, & 404.603--0960-0004. Section 2029(e) and 202(f) of 
the Social Security Act (Act) set forth the requirements for 
entitlement to widow(er)'s benefits, including the requirements to file 
an application. For SSA to make a formal determination for entitlement 
to widow(er)'s benefits, we use Form SSA-10-BK to determine whether an 
applicant meets the statutory and regulatory conditions for entitlement 
to widow(er)'s Title II benefits. SSA employees interview individuals 
applying for benefits either face-to-face or via telephone, and enter 
the information on the paper form or into the Modernized Claims System 
(MCS). The respondents are applicants for widow(er)'s benefits.
    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-10-BK MCS version...........................         518,784               1              14         121,050
SSA-10-BK Paper version.........................           2,255               1              15             564
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................         521,039  ..............  ..............         121,614
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    2. Notice Regarding Substitution of Party Upon Death of Claimant--
Reconsideration of Disability Cessation--20 CFR Sections 404.907-
404.921 and 416.1407-416.1421--0960-0351. When a claimant dies before 
we make a determination on that person's request for reconsideration of 
a disability cessation, SSA seeks a qualified substitute party to 
pursue the appeal. If SSA locates a qualified substitute party, the 
agency uses Form SSA-770 to collect information about whether to pursue 
or withdraw the reconsideration request. We use this information as the 
basis for the decision to continue or discontinue with the appeals 
process. Respondents are substitute applicants who are pursuing a 
reconsideration request for a deceased claimant.
    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-770.........................................           1,200               1               5             100
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    3. Centenarian and Medicare Non-Utilization Project Development 
Worksheets: Face-to-Face Interview and Telephone Interview--20 CFR 
416.204(b) and 422.135--0960-0780. SSA conducts interviews with 
centenary Title II beneficiaries and Title XVI recipients, and Medicare 
Non-Utilization Project (MNUP) beneficiaries age 90 and older to: (1) 
Assess if the beneficiaries are still living; (2) prevent fraud through 
identity misrepresentation; and (3) evaluate the well-being of the 
recipients to determine if they need a representative payee, or a 
change in representative payee. SSA field office personnel obtain the 
information through one-time, in-person interviews with the 
centenarians and MNUP beneficiaries. If the centenarians and MNUP 
beneficiaries have representatives or caregivers, SSA personnel invite 
them to the interviews. During these interviews, SSA employees make 
overall observations of the centenarians, MNUP beneficiaries, and their 
representative payees (if applicable). The interviewer uses the 
appropriate Development Worksheet as a guide for the interview, in 
addition to documenting findings during the interview.
    Non-completion of the Worksheets, or refusal of the interviews, may 
result in the suspension of the centenarians' or MNUP beneficiaries' 
payments. SSA conducts the interviews either over the telephone or 
through a face-to-face discussion with the respondents. Respondents are 
Centenarian and MNUP beneficiaries; their representative payees; or 
their caregivers.
    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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Centenarian Project--Title XVI Only*............             194               1              15              49
MNUP--All Title II Responses....................           4,413               1              15           1,103
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................           4,607  ..............  ..............           1,152
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* Some cases are Title II and Title XVI rollovers from prior Centenarian workloads

    II. SSA submitted the information collection below to OMB for 
clearance. Your comments regarding this information collection 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 January 4, 2019. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB 
clearance package by writing to [email protected].
    Site Review Questionnaire for Volume and Fee-for-Service Payees and 
Beneficiary Interview Form--20 CFR 404.2035, 404.2065, 416.665, 
416.701, and 416.708--0960-0633. SSA asks organizational representative 
payees to complete Form SSA-637, the Site Review Questionnaire for 
Volume and Fee-for-Service Payees, to provide information on how they 
carry out their responsibilities, including how they manage beneficiary 
funds. SSA then obtains information from the beneficiaries these 
organizations represent via Form SSA-639, Beneficiary Interview Form, 
to corroborate the payees' statements. Due to the sensitivity of the 
information, SSA employees always complete the forms based on the 
answers respondents give during the interview. The respondents are 
individuals; State and local governments; non-profit and for-profit 
organizations serving as representative payees; and the beneficiaries 
they serve.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated
             Modality of completion                  Number of     Frequency of     of response    total annual
                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)
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SSA-637.........................................           4,924               1             120           9,848
SSA-639.........................................          21,772               1              10           3,629
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................          26,696  ..............  ..............          13,477
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    Dated: November 29, 2018.
Naomi Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-26363 Filed 12-4-18; 8:45 am]
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