Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 66330-66334 [2018-27767]

Download as PDF 66330 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 exemption are scheduled to expire on December 31, 2018. The Exchange now seeks to extend the exemption until June 30, 2019.4 The Exchange’s request was made in conjunction with an immediately effective filing that extends the operation of the Program until June 30, 2019.5 In its request to extend the exemption, the Exchange notes that the Program was implemented gradually over time. Accordingly, the Exchange has asked for additional time to allow itself and the Commission to analyze data concerning the Program, which the Exchange committed to provide to the Commission, as well as to allow additional opportunities for greater participation in the Program.6 For this reason and the reasons stated in the Order originally granting the limited exemption, the Commission finds that extending the exemption, pursuant to its authority under Rule 612(c) of Regulation NMS, is appropriate in the public interest and consistent with the protection of investors. Therefore, it is hereby ordered, that, pursuant to Rule 612(c) of Regulation NMS, the Exchange is granted a limited exemption from Rule 612(c) of Regulation NMS that allows it to accept and rank orders priced equal to or greater than $1.00 per share in increments of $0.001, in connection with the operation of its RPI Program. The limited and temporary exemption extended by this Order is subject to modification or revocation if at any time the Commission determines that such action is necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Responsibility for compliance with any applicable provisions of the federal securities laws must rest with the persons relying on the exemptions that are the subject of this Order. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.7 Eduardo A. Aleman, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–27820 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2018–0069] 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 an extension and revisions of OMBapproved information collections, and one new information collection. 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– 2018–0069]. 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 February 25, 2019. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. 1. Employer Verification of Records for Children Under Age Seven—20 CFR 404.801–404.803, 404.821–404.822— 0960–0505. SSA discovered as many as 70 percent of the wage reports we receive for children under age seven are actually the earnings of someone other than the child. To ensure we credit the correct person with the reported earnings, SSA verifies wage reports for children under age seven with the children’s employers before posting to the earnings record. SSA uses Form SSA–L3231–C1, Request for Employer Information, for this purpose. The respondents are employers who report earnings for children under age seven. 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–L3231–C1 ............................................................................................... 11,823 1 10 1,971 2. Request for Reinstatement (Title XVI)—20 CFR 416.999–416.999d— 0960–0744. SSA uses Form SSA–372 to: (1) Inform previously entitled beneficiaries of the expedited reinstatement (EXR) requirements of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments under Title XVI of the Social Security Act (Act); and (2) document their requests for EXR. SSA requires this application for reinstatement of benefits for respondents to obtain SSI disability payments for EXR. When an SSA claims representative learns of individuals whose medical conditions no longer permit them to perform substantial gainful activity as defined in the Act, the claims representative gives the form to the previously entitled individuals (or mails it to those who request EXR over the phone). SSA employees collect (August 15, 2017) (Order Granting an Extension to Limited Exemption From Rule 612(c) of Regulation NMS in Connection With the Exchange’s Retail Price Improvement Program); 83758 (August 1, 2018), 83 FR 38757 (August 7, 2018) (SR– CboeBYX–2018–015) (Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change to Extend the Pilot Period for the RPI); 83756 (August 1, 2018), 83 FR 38748 (August 7, 2018) (Order Granting an Extension to Limited Exemption From Rule 612(c) of Regulation NMS in Connection With the Exchange’s Retail Price Improvement Program). The Exchange has filed to make the pilot program permanent. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 83831 (August 13, 2018), 83 FR 41128 (August 17, 2018) (SR–CboeBYX–2018–014). 4 See letter from Anders Franzon, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Cboe BYX, to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Commission, dated December 11, 2018. 5 See SR–CboeBYX–2018–025. 6 See RPI Approval Order, supra note 2, at 77 FR at 71657. 7 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(83). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 66331 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices this information whenever an individual files for EXR payments. The respondents are applicants for EXR of SSI disability payments. Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–372 .......................................................................................................... 2,000 1 2 67 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 January 25, 2019. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ ssa.gov. 1. The Department of the Treasury’s Pay.gov Collection Application for Benefit Overpayments—20 CFR 404.501, 404.502, 404.521, and 404.527—0960– wish to repay on their overpayment prior to sending them to Treasury’s Pay.gov application which will request and process the payment information on SSA’s behalf. The information SSA will collect is used to reconcile the Pay.gov transactions, and update the overpaid individuals’ balances on their records. The respondents are individuals who have Title II or XVI overpayments, and who wish to voluntarily repay the overpayment online through SocialSecurity.gov. Type of Request: Request for a new information collection. NEW. SSA will use the new internet Pay.gov Application for Overpayments to offer a new repayment option to beneficiaries and recipients to recover overpayments they incurred. Pay.gov is an online collection portal developed and maintained by the Department of the Treasury (Treasury). The internet remittance portal will offer beneficiaries and recipients another option to repay overpayments via credit card; debit card; and automated clearing house (ACH). The SSA application located on SocialSecurity.gov will request the overpaid individuals’ Social Security Numbers (SSN) and dollar amount they Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Number of responses Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Internet Application for Pay.gov ........................................... 424,126 12 5,089,512 10 848,252 2. Surveys in Accordance with E.O. 12862 for the Social Security Administration—0960–0526. Under the auspices of Executive Order 12862, Setting Customer Service Standards, SSA conducts multiple customer satisfaction surveys each year. These voluntary customer satisfaction assessments include paper, internet, and telephone surveys; mailed questionnaires; and customer comment cards. The purpose of these questionnaires is to assess customer satisfaction with the timeliness, appropriateness, access, and overall quality of existing SSA services and Number of respondents (burden for all activities within that year) amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Type of Request: Revision of an OMB approved information collection. proposed modifications or new versions of services. The respondents are recipients of SSA services (including most members of the public), professionals, and individuals who work on behalf of SSA beneficiaries. Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Frequency of response Range of response times (minutes) Burden (burden for all activities within that year; reported in hours) Year 1 .............................................................................................................. Year 2 .............................................................................................................. Year 3 .............................................................................................................. 5,843,298 5,868,843 5,949,054 1 1 1 3–30 3–30 3–30 1,004,460 1,371,074 1,012,482 Totals ........................................................................................................ 17,661,195 ........................ ........................ 3,388,016 3. Pain Report Child—20 CFR 404.1512 and 416.912—0960–0540. Before SSA can make a disability determination for a child, we require evidence from SSI applicants or claimants to prove their disability. Form SSA–3371–BK provides disability interviewers, and SSI applicants or VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 claimants in self-help situations, with a convenient way to record information about claimants’ pain or other symptoms. The State disability determination services adjudicators and administrative law judges then use the information from Form SSA–3371–BK to assess the effects of symptoms on PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 function for purposes of determining disability under the Act. The respondents are applicants for, or claimants of, SSI payments. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 66332 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–3371 ........................................................................................................ 250,000 1 15 62,500 4. Replacement of Forms SSA–1099/ SSA–1042S—20 CFR 401.45—0960– 0583. Title II beneficiaries use Forms SSA–1099 and SSA–1042S, Social Security Benefit Statement, to determine if their Social Security benefits are taxable, and the amount they need to report to the Internal Revenue Service. In cases where the original forms are unavailable (e.g., lost, stolen, mutilated), an individual may use SSA’s automated telephone application to request a replacement SSA–1099 and SSA–1042S. SSA uses the information from the automated telephone requests to verify the identity of the requestor and to provide replacement copies of the forms. SSA accepts information in other ways, however; the automated telephone options reduce requests to the Number of respondents Modality of completion Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Automated Telephone Requestors .................................................................. N8NN ............................................................................................................... Calls to local FOs ............................................................................................ Other (program service centers) ...................................................................... 238,286 458,442 870,811 69,207 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 7,943 22,922 43,541 3,460 Totals ........................................................................................................ 1,636,746 ........................ ........................ 77,866 5. The Ticket to Work and SelfSufficiency Program—20 CFR 411— 0960–0644. SSA’s Ticket to Work (TTW) Program transitions Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and SSI recipients toward independence by allowing them to receive Social Security payments while maintaining employment under the auspices of the program. SSA uses service providers, called Employment Networks (ENs), to supervise participant progress through the stages of TTW Program participation, such as job searches and interviews; progress reviews; and changes in ticket status. ENs can be private for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as state vocational rehabilitation agencies (VRs). SSA and the ENs utilize the TTW program manager to operate the TTW Program and exchange information about participants. For example, the ENs use the program manager to provide updates on tasks such as selecting a payment system, or requesting payments for helping the beneficiary achieve certain work goals. Since the ENs are not PRAexempt, the multiple information collections within the TTW program Number of respondents Modality of completion amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 National 800 Number Network (N8NN) and visits to local Social Security field offices (FO). The respondents are Title II beneficiaries who wish to request a replacement SSA–1099 or SSA–1042S via telephone. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. (a) 20 CFR 411.140(d)(2)—Interactive Voice Recognition Telephone ........... (a) 20 CFR 411.140(d)(2)—Portal ................................................................... (a) 20 CFR 411.140(d)(3); 411.325(a); 411.150(b)(3)—SSA–1365 ................ (a) 20 CFR 411.140(d)(3); 411.325(a); 411.150(b)(3)—SSA–1365 Portal ..... (a) 20 CFR 411.140(d)(3); 411.325(a); 411.150(b)(3)—SSA–1370 ................ (a) 20 CFR 411.140(d)(3); 411.325(a); 411.150(b)(3)—SSA–1370 Portal ..... (a) 20 CFR 411.166; 411.170(b)—Electronic File Submission ....................... (b) 20 CFR 411.145; 411.325 ......................................................................... (b) 20 CFR 411.145; 411.325—Portal ............................................................. (b) 20 CFR 411.535(a)(1)(iii)—Data Sharing/Portal ........................................ (c) 20 CFR 411.192(b)&(c) .............................................................................. (c) 20 CFR 411.200(b)—SSA–1375 ................................................................ (c) 20 CFR 411.200(b)—Portal ....................................................................... (c) 20 CFR 411.210(b) .................................................................................... (c) 20 CFR 411.200(b) Wise Webinar Registration Page ............................... (d) 20 CFR 411.365; 411.505; 411.515 .......................................................... (e) 20 CFR 411.325(d); 411.415* .................................................................... (f) 20 CFR 411.575—SSA-1389; SSA-1391; SSA-1398; SSA-1399 .............. (f) 20 CFR 411.575—Portal ............................................................................. (f) 20 CFR 411.560—SSA-1401 ...................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 manager require OMB approval. Most of the categories of information are necessary for SSA to: (1) Comply with the Ticket to Work legislation; and (2) provide proper oversight of the program. SSA collects this information through several modalities, including forms, electronic exchanges, and written documentation. The respondents are the ENs or state VRs, SSDI beneficiaries, and blind or disabled SSI recipients working under the auspices of the TTW Program. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Frequency of response 6,428 25,713 948 3,792 21,600 5,868 40,324 2,494 7,481 8,505 6 120,000 64,824 41 4,812 6 1 2,805 42,075 100 E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 26DEN1 Average burden per response (minutes) 2.5 1.25 15 11 60 10 5 15 11 5 30 15 5 30 3 10 480 40 22 20 Estimated total annual burden (hours) 268 536 237 695 21,600 978 3,360 624 1,372 709 3 30,000 5,402 21 241 1 8 1,870 15,428 33 66333 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices Number of respondents Modality of completion Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) (g) 20 CFR 411.325(f) ..................................................................................... (h) 20 CFR 411.435; 411.615; 411.625 .......................................................... (i) 20 CFR 411.320—SSA-1394 ...................................................................... (i) 20 CFR 411.320—SSA-1394 Portal ........................................................... 1,371 2 52 158 1 1 1 1 45 120 10 5 1,028 4 9 13 Totals ........................................................................................................ 359,406 ........................ ........................ 84,440 * Note: We have not received any responses since 2011. 6. Promoting Opportunity Demonstration—0960–0809. Section 823 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 required SSA to carry out the Promoting Opportunity Demonstration (POD) to test a new benefit offset formula for SSDI beneficiaries. Therefore, SSA is undertaking POD, a demonstration to evaluate the affect the new policy will have on SSDI beneficiaries and their families in several critical areas. We previously obtained OMB approval for this demonstration, and are in the midst of implementing the project. In this information collection request, we are seeking approval to add new questions to our follow-up surveys. Respondents are SSDI beneficiaries, who will provide written consent before agreeing to participate in the study and before we randomly assign them to one of the study treatment groups. Note: We revised the burden information for this collection since we published the first Federal Register Notice on October 22, 2018 at 83 FR Number of respondents amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Modality of completion Frequency of response 53352. As part of our revisions to this collection, we are replacing the End of the Year Reporting Form with a new version which we will pre-fill with annual information based on the respondents’ monthly earnings reporting. Since we will not require respondents to submit the new End of Year Reporting documentation unless they need to make corrections, we are updating the burden accordingly. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of responses Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Informed Consent Form ....................................................... Baseline Survey ................................................................... 12-Month Follow Up Survey ................................................ 24-Month Follow Up Survey ................................................ Interviews with Site Staff ..................................................... Onsite Audit of Sample of Case Files ................................. Semi-Structured Interviews with Treatment Group Subjects Monthly Earnings and Impairment-Related Expenses Reporting Form (Paper) ........................................................ Monthly Earnings and Impairment-Related Expenses Reporting Form (Internet) ..................................................... End of Year Reporting Documentation ................................ 16,500 16,500 6,000 12,000 40 8 144 1 1 1 1 4 2 1 16,500 16,500 6,000 12,000 160 16 144 10 20 32 27 66 20 60 2,750 5,500 3.200 5,400 176 5 144 1,820 12 21,840 10 3,640 780 2,615 12 1 9,360 2,615 5 8 780 348 Totals ............................................................................ 56,407 ........................ 85,135 ........................ 21,943 7. Protecting the Public and Our Personnel To Ensure Operational Effectiveness (RIN 0960–AH35), Regulation 3729I—20 CFR 422.905, 422.906—0960–0796. SSA published regulations for the process we follow when we restrict individuals from receiving in-person services in our field offices and provide them, instead, with alternative services. We published these rules to create a safer environment for our personnel and members of the public who use our facilities, while ensuring we continue to serve the American people with as little disruption to our operations as possible. Under our regulations at 20 CFR 422.905, an individual for whom we restrict access to our facilities has the opportunity to appeal our decision within 60 days of the date of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 restrictive access and alternative service notice. To appeal, restricted individuals must submit a written request stating why they believe SSA should rescind the restriction and allow them to conduct business with us on a face-toface basis in one of our offices. There is no printed form for this request; rather, restricted individuals create their own written statement of appeal, and submit it to a sole decision-maker in the regional office of the region where the restriction originated. The individuals may also provide additional documentation to support their appeal. Under 20 CFR 422.906, if the individual does not appeal the decision within the 60 days; if we restricted the individual prior to the effective date of this regulation; or if the appeal results in a denial, the individual has another PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 opportunity to request review of the restriction after a three-year period. To submit this request for review, restricted individuals may re-submit a written appeal of the decision. The same criteria apply as for the original appeal: (1) It must be in writing; (2) it must go to a sole decision-maker in the regional office of the region where the restriction originated for review; and (3) it may accompany supporting documentation. We make this periodic review available to all restricted individuals once every three years. Respondents for this collection are individuals appealing their restrictions from in-person services at SSA field offices. Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 66334 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices Number of respondents Regulation section Estimated total annual burden (hours) 20 CFR 422.905 .............................................................................................. 20 CFR 422.906 .............................................................................................. 75 75 1 1 15 20 19 25 Totals ........................................................................................................ 150 ........................ ........................ 44 Dated: December 18, 2018. Naomi Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–27767 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 10625] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request To Change End User, End Use and/or Destination of Hardware Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. 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 30 days for public comment. DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) up to January 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following methods: • Email: oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control number in the subject line of your message. • Fax: 202–395–5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State. 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 Andrea Battista, who may be reached on 202–663–3136 or at battistaal@ state.gov. SUMMARY: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 • Title of Information Collection: Request to Change End User, End Use and/or Destination of Hardware. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0173. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). • Form Number: DS–6004. • Respondents: Business or Nonprofit Organizations. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. • Estimated Number of Responses: 500. • Average Time per Response: 1 hour. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 500 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 validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection The Request to Change End-User, End-Use and/or Destination of Hardware information collection is used to request DDTC approval prior to any sale, transfer, transshipment, or disposal, whether permanent or temporary, of classified or unclassified defense articles to any end-user, end-use or destination other than as stated on a license or other approval. PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Methodology Currently, there is no option of electronic submission of this information. Submissions are made via hardcopy documentation. Applicants are referred to ITAR § 123.9 for guidance on information to submit regarding the request to change end-user, end-use and/or destination of hardware. Upon implementation of DDTC’s new case management system, The Defense Export Control and Compliance System (DECCS), a DS–6004 may be submitted electronically. Anthony M. Dearth, Chief of Staff, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2018–27778 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 55 (Sub-No. 786X)] CSX Transportation, Inc.— Abandonment Exemption—in Alachua County, Fla. CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F— Exempt Abandonments to abandon an approximately 0.23-mile rail line on its Deerhaven Subdivision, Jacksonville Division, between milepost ARB 738.42 and milepost ARB 738.65, the end of the line, in Alachua County, Fla. (the Line). The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Code 32609. CSXT has certified that: (1) No local freight traffic has moved over the Line for two years; (2) any overhead traffic on the Line can be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the Line (or a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the Line is either pending with the Surface Transportation Board or any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of a complainant within the twoyear period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7 (service of environmental and historic report), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2018-0069]


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 an extension and revisions of OMB-approved information 
collections, and one new information collection.
    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-2018-
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 
February 25, 2019. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instruments by writing to the above email address.
    1. Employer Verification of Records for Children Under Age Seven--
20 CFR 404.801-404.803, 404.821-404.822--0960-0505. SSA discovered as 
many as 70 percent of the wage reports we receive for children under 
age seven are actually the earnings of someone other than the child. To 
ensure we credit the correct person with the reported earnings, SSA 
verifies wage reports for children under age seven with the children's 
employers before posting to the earnings record. SSA uses Form SSA-
L3231-C1, Request for Employer Information, for this purpose. The 
respondents are employers who report earnings for children under age 
seven.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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SSA-L3231-C1................................          11,823                1               10            1,971
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    2. Request for Reinstatement (Title XVI)--20 CFR 416.999-416.999d--
0960-0744. SSA uses Form SSA-372 to: (1) Inform previously entitled 
beneficiaries of the expedited reinstatement (EXR) requirements of 
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments under Title XVI of the 
Social Security Act (Act); and (2) document their requests for EXR. SSA 
requires this application for reinstatement of benefits for respondents 
to obtain SSI disability payments for EXR. When an SSA claims 
representative learns of individuals whose medical conditions no longer 
permit them to perform substantial gainful activity as defined in the 
Act, the claims representative gives the form to the previously 
entitled individuals (or mails it to those who request EXR over the 
phone). SSA employees collect

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this information whenever an individual files for EXR payments. The 
respondents are applicants for EXR of SSI disability payments.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB approved information 
collection.

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           Modality of completion                Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden
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SSA-372.....................................           2,000                1                2               67
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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 January 25, 2019. Individuals can obtain copies of 
the OMB clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov.
    1. The Department of the Treasury's Pay.gov Collection Application 
for Benefit Overpayments--20 CFR 404.501, 404.502, 404.521, and 
404.527--0960-NEW. SSA will use the new internet Pay.gov Application 
for Overpayments to offer a new repayment option to beneficiaries and 
recipients to recover overpayments they incurred. Pay.gov is an online 
collection portal developed and maintained by the Department of the 
Treasury (Treasury). The internet remittance portal will offer 
beneficiaries and recipients another option to repay overpayments via 
credit card; debit card; and automated clearing house (ACH). The SSA 
application located on SocialSecurity.gov will request the overpaid 
individuals' Social Security Numbers (SSN) and dollar amount they wish 
to repay on their overpayment prior to sending them to Treasury's 
Pay.gov application which will request and process the payment 
information on SSA's behalf. The information SSA will collect is used 
to reconcile the Pay.gov transactions, and update the overpaid 
individuals' balances on their records. The respondents are individuals 
who have Title II or XVI overpayments, and who wish to voluntarily 
repay the overpayment online through SocialSecurity.gov.
    Type of Request: Request for a new 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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Internet Application for Pay.gov...................................         424,126               12        5,089,512               10          848,252
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    2. Surveys in Accordance with E.O. 12862 for the Social Security 
Administration--0960-0526. Under the auspices of Executive Order 12862, 
Setting Customer Service Standards, SSA conducts multiple customer 
satisfaction surveys each year. These voluntary customer satisfaction 
assessments include paper, internet, and telephone surveys; mailed 
questionnaires; and customer comment cards. The purpose of these 
questionnaires is to assess customer satisfaction with the timeliness, 
appropriateness, access, and overall quality of existing SSA services 
and proposed modifications or new versions of services. The respondents 
are recipients of SSA services (including most members of the public), 
professionals, and individuals who work on behalf of SSA beneficiaries.
    Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                     Number of                                        Burden
                                                    respondents                                     (burden for
                                                    (burden for    Frequency of      Range of     all activities
                                                  all activities     response     response times    within that
                                                    within that                      (minutes)    year; reported
                                                       year)                                         in hours)
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Year 1..........................................       5,843,298               1            3-30       1,004,460
Year 2..........................................       5,868,843               1            3-30       1,371,074
Year 3..........................................       5,949,054               1            3-30       1,012,482
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................      17,661,195  ..............  ..............       3,388,016
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    3. Pain Report Child--20 CFR 404.1512 and 416.912--0960-0540. 
Before SSA can make a disability determination for a child, we require 
evidence from SSI applicants or claimants to prove their disability. 
Form SSA-3371-BK provides disability interviewers, and SSI applicants 
or claimants in self-help situations, with a convenient way to record 
information about claimants' pain or other symptoms. The State 
disability determination services adjudicators and administrative law 
judges then use the information from Form SSA-3371-BK to assess the 
effects of symptoms on function for purposes of determining disability 
under the Act. The respondents are applicants for, or claimants of, SSI 
payments.
    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-3371....................................         250,000                1               15           62,500
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    4. Replacement of Forms SSA-1099/SSA-1042S--20 CFR 401.45--0960-
0583. Title II beneficiaries use Forms SSA-1099 and SSA-1042S, Social 
Security Benefit Statement, to determine if their Social Security 
benefits are taxable, and the amount they need to report to the 
Internal Revenue Service. In cases where the original forms are 
unavailable (e.g., lost, stolen, mutilated), an individual may use 
SSA's automated telephone application to request a replacement SSA-1099 
and SSA-1042S. SSA uses the information from the automated telephone 
requests to verify the identity of the requestor and to provide 
replacement copies of the forms. SSA accepts information in other ways, 
however; the automated telephone options reduce requests to the 
National 800 Number Network (N8NN) and visits to local Social Security 
field offices (FO). The respondents are Title II beneficiaries who wish 
to request a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S via telephone.
    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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Automated Telephone Requestors..................         238,286               1               2           7,943
N8NN............................................         458,442               1               3          22,922
Calls to local FOs..............................         870,811               1               3          43,541
Other (program service centers).................          69,207               1               3           3,460
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................       1,636,746  ..............  ..............          77,866
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    5. The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program--20 CFR 411--
0960-0644. SSA's Ticket to Work (TTW) Program transitions Social 
Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and SSI recipients toward 
independence by allowing them to receive Social Security payments while 
maintaining employment under the auspices of the program. SSA uses 
service providers, called Employment Networks (ENs), to supervise 
participant progress through the stages of TTW Program participation, 
such as job searches and interviews; progress reviews; and changes in 
ticket status. ENs can be private for-profit and nonprofit 
organizations, as well as state vocational rehabilitation agencies 
(VRs). SSA and the ENs utilize the TTW program manager to operate the 
TTW Program and exchange information about participants. For example, 
the ENs use the program manager to provide updates on tasks such as 
selecting a payment system, or requesting payments for helping the 
beneficiary achieve certain work goals. Since the ENs are not PRA-
exempt, the multiple information collections within the TTW program 
manager require OMB approval. Most of the categories of information are 
necessary for SSA to: (1) Comply with the Ticket to Work legislation; 
and (2) provide proper oversight of the program. SSA collects this 
information through several modalities, including forms, electronic 
exchanges, and written documentation. The respondents are the ENs or 
state VRs, SSDI beneficiaries, and blind or disabled SSI recipients 
working under the auspices of the TTW Program.
    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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(a) 20 CFR 411.140(d)(2)--Interactive Voice                6,428               1             2.5             268
 Recognition Telephone..........................
(a) 20 CFR 411.140(d)(2)--Portal................          25,713               1            1.25             536
(a) 20 CFR 411.140(d)(3); 411.325(a);                        948               1              15             237
 411.150(b)(3)--SSA-1365........................
(a) 20 CFR 411.140(d)(3); 411.325(a);                      3,792               1              11             695
 411.150(b)(3)--SSA-1365 Portal.................
(a) 20 CFR 411.140(d)(3); 411.325(a);                     21,600               1              60          21,600
 411.150(b)(3)--SSA-1370........................
(a) 20 CFR 411.140(d)(3); 411.325(a);                      5,868               1              10             978
 411.150(b)(3)--SSA-1370 Portal.................
(a) 20 CFR 411.166; 411.170(b)--Electronic File           40,324               1               5           3,360
 Submission.....................................
(b) 20 CFR 411.145; 411.325.....................           2,494               1              15             624
(b) 20 CFR 411.145; 411.325--Portal.............           7,481               1              11           1,372
(b) 20 CFR 411.535(a)(1)(iii)--Data Sharing/               8,505               1               5             709
 Portal.........................................
(c) 20 CFR 411.192(b)&(c).......................               6               1              30               3
(c) 20 CFR 411.200(b)--SSA-1375.................         120,000               1              15          30,000
(c) 20 CFR 411.200(b)--Portal...................          64,824               1               5           5,402
(c) 20 CFR 411.210(b)...........................              41               1              30              21
(c) 20 CFR 411.200(b) Wise Webinar Registration            4,812               1               3             241
 Page...........................................
(d) 20 CFR 411.365; 411.505; 411.515............               6               1              10               1
(e) 20 CFR 411.325(d); 411.415*.................               1               1             480               8
(f) 20 CFR 411.575--SSA[dash]1389;                         2,805               1              40           1,870
 SSA[dash]1391; SSA[dash]1398; SSA[dash]1399....
(f) 20 CFR 411.575--Portal......................          42,075               1              22          15,428
(f) 20 CFR 411.560--SSA[dash]1401...............             100               1              20              33

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(g) 20 CFR 411.325(f)...........................           1,371               1              45           1,028
(h) 20 CFR 411.435; 411.615; 411.625............               2               1             120               4
(i) 20 CFR 411.320--SSA[dash]1394...............              52               1              10               9
(i) 20 CFR 411.320--SSA[dash]1394 Portal........             158               1               5              13
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................         359,406  ..............  ..............          84,440
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* Note: We have not received any responses since 2011.

    6. Promoting Opportunity Demonstration--0960-0809. Section 823 of 
the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 required SSA to carry out the 
Promoting Opportunity Demonstration (POD) to test a new benefit offset 
formula for SSDI beneficiaries. Therefore, SSA is undertaking POD, a 
demonstration to evaluate the affect the new policy will have on SSDI 
beneficiaries and their families in several critical areas. We 
previously obtained OMB approval for this demonstration, and are in the 
midst of implementing the project. In this information collection 
request, we are seeking approval to add new questions to our follow-up 
surveys. Respondents are SSDI beneficiaries, who will provide written 
consent before agreeing to participate in the study and before we 
randomly assign them to one of the study treatment groups.
    Note: We revised the burden information for this collection since 
we published the first Federal Register Notice on October 22, 2018 at 
83 FR 53352. As part of our revisions to this collection, we are 
replacing the End of the Year Reporting Form with a new version which 
we will pre-fill with annual information based on the respondents' 
monthly earnings reporting. Since we will not require respondents to 
submit the new End of Year Reporting documentation unless they need to 
make corrections, we are updating the burden accordingly.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                     Estimated
                                     Number of     Frequency of      Number of    Average burden   total annual
     Modality of completion         respondents      response        responses     per response       burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
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Informed Consent Form...........          16,500               1          16,500              10           2,750
Baseline Survey.................          16,500               1          16,500              20           5,500
12-Month Follow Up Survey.......           6,000               1           6,000              32           3.200
24-Month Follow Up Survey.......          12,000               1          12,000              27           5,400
Interviews with Site Staff......              40               4             160              66             176
Onsite Audit of Sample of Case                 8               2              16              20               5
 Files..........................
Semi-Structured Interviews with              144               1             144              60             144
 Treatment Group Subjects.......
Monthly Earnings and Impairment-           1,820              12          21,840              10           3,640
 Related Expenses Reporting Form
 (Paper)........................
Monthly Earnings and Impairment-             780              12           9,360               5             780
 Related Expenses Reporting Form
 (Internet).....................
End of Year Reporting                      2,615               1           2,615               8             348
 Documentation..................
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    Totals......................          56,407  ..............          85,135  ..............          21,943
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    7. Protecting the Public and Our Personnel To Ensure Operational 
Effectiveness (RIN 0960-AH35), Regulation 3729I--20 CFR 422.905, 
422.906--0960-0796. SSA published regulations for the process we follow 
when we restrict individuals from receiving in-person services in our 
field offices and provide them, instead, with alternative services. We 
published these rules to create a safer environment for our personnel 
and members of the public who use our facilities, while ensuring we 
continue to serve the American people with as little disruption to our 
operations as possible. Under our regulations at 20 CFR 422.905, an 
individual for whom we restrict access to our facilities has the 
opportunity to appeal our decision within 60 days of the date of the 
restrictive access and alternative service notice. To appeal, 
restricted individuals must submit a written request stating why they 
believe SSA should rescind the restriction and allow them to conduct 
business with us on a face-to-face basis in one of our offices. There 
is no printed form for this request; rather, restricted individuals 
create their own written statement of appeal, and submit it to a sole 
decision-maker in the regional office of the region where the 
restriction originated. The individuals may also provide additional 
documentation to support their appeal. Under 20 CFR 422.906, if the 
individual does not appeal the decision within the 60 days; if we 
restricted the individual prior to the effective date of this 
regulation; or if the appeal results in a denial, the individual has 
another opportunity to request review of the restriction after a three-
year period. To submit this request for review, restricted individuals 
may re-submit a written appeal of the decision. The same criteria apply 
as for the original appeal: (1) It must be in writing; (2) it must go 
to a sole decision-maker in the regional office of the region where the 
restriction originated for review; and (3) it may accompany supporting 
documentation. We make this periodic review available to all restricted 
individuals once every three years. Respondents for this collection are 
individuals appealing their restrictions from in-person services at SSA 
field offices.
    Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                     Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of   Average burden   total annual
               Regulation section                   respondents      response      per response       burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
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20 CFR 422.905..................................              75               1              15              19
20 CFR 422.906..................................              75               1              20              25
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    Totals......................................             150  ..............  ..............              44
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    Dated: December 18, 2018.
Naomi Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-27767 Filed 12-21-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4191-02-P