Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 6840-6842 [2019-03487]

Download as PDF 6840 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 40 / Thursday, February 28, 2019 / Notices Offices of the Corporation, Twelfth Floor Board Room, 1100 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC STATUS: Meeting OPEN to the Public from 2 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Closed portion will commence at 2:15 p.m. (approx.) MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. President’s Report 2. Tribute—Ray W. Washburne 3. Tribure—James Demers 4. Minutes of the Open Session of the December 13, 2018, Board of Directors Meeting PLACE: FURTHER MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC 2:15 P.M.): 1. Finance Project—Colombia 2. Finance Project—El Salvador 3. Finance Project—Latin America 4. Finance Project—Southeast Asia 5. Finance Project—Global 6. Minutes of the Closed Session of the December 13, 2018, Board of Directors Meeting 7. Reports 8. Pending Projects CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Information on the meeting may be obtained from Catherine F.I. Andrade at (202) 336–8768, or via email at Catherine.Andrade@opic.gov. Dated: February 26, 2019. Catherine Andrade, Corporate Secretary, Overseas Private Investment Corporation. [FR Doc. 2019–03640 Filed 2–26–19; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 3210–01–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Feb 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 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: Application for Survivor Insurance Annuities; OMB 3220–0030. Under Section 2(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), monthly survivor annuities are payable to surviving widow(er)s, parents, unmarried children, and in certain cases, divorced spouses, mothers (fathers), remarried widow(er)s, and grandchildren of deceased railroad employees if there are no qualified survivors of the employee immediately eligible for an annuity. The requirements relating to the annuities are prescribed in 20 CFR 216, 217, 218, and 219. To collect the information needed to help determine an applicant’s entitlement to, and the amount of, a survivor annuity the RRB uses Forms AA–17, Application for Widow(er)’s Annuity; AA–17b, Applications for Determination of Widow(er)’s Disability; AA–18, Application for Mother’s/ Father’s and Child’s Annuity; AA–19, Application for Child’s Annuity; AA– 19a, Application for Determination of Child’s Disability; AA–20, Application for Parent’s Annuity, and electronic Forms AA–17cert, Application Summary and Certification and AA– 17sum, Application Summary. The on-line automated survivor annuity application (Forms AA–17, AA–18, AA–19, and AA–20) process obtains information about an applicant’s marital history, work history, benefits from other government agencies, and Medicare entitlement for a survivor annuity. An RRB representative interviews the applicant either at a field office (preferred), an itinerant point, or by telephone. During the interview, the RRB representative enters the information obtained into an on-line information system. Upon completion of the interview, the system generates, for the applicant’s review, either Form AA– 17cert or AA–17sum, which provides a summary of the information that the applicant provided or verified. Form AA–17cert, Application Summary and Certification, requires a tradition pen and ink ‘‘wet’’ signature. Form AA– 17sum, Application Summary, documents the alternate signing method called ‘‘Attestation,’’ which is an action taken by the RRB representative to confirm and annotate in the RRB records (1) the applicant’s intent to file an application; (2) the applicant’s affirmation under penalty of perjury that the information provided is correct; and (3) the applicant’s agreement to sign the PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 application by proxy. When the RRB representative is unable to contact the applicant in person or by telephone, for example, the applicant lives in another country, a manual version of the appropriate form is used. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion of the forms is required to obtain a benefit. Previous requests for comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (83 FR 66323 on December 26, 2018) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Application for Survivor Insurance Annuities. OMB control number: 3220–0030. Form(s) submitted: AA–17b, AA– 17cert, AA–17sum, and AA–19a. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: Under Section 2(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act, monthly survivor annuities are payable to surviving widow(er)s, parents, unmarried children, and in certain cases, divorced wives (husbands), mothers (fathers), remarried widow(er)s and grandchildren of deceased railroad employees. The collection obtains information needed by the RRB to determine entitlement to and the amount of the annuity applied for. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes significant changes to Form AA–17b in support of the RRB’s Disability Program Improvement Plan (DPIP) to enhance and improve disability case processing and overall program integrity as recommended by the RRB’s Office of Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office. Proposed changes to Form AA–17b include the addition of questions regarding the applicant’s attempt to go back to work; education and training; additional scheduled medical care; daily activities, including any social and recreational activities and volunteer work; and possible use of a facilitator or attorney to either complete or aid in the completion of the application. Clarification of existing items and other non-burden impacting editorial and formatting changes to make the AA–17b consistent with other DPIP forms enhancements are also being proposed. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 6841 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 40 / Thursday, February 28, 2019 / Notices Annual responses Form No. AA–17 Application Process: AA–17cert ............................................................................................................................. AA–17sum ............................................................................................................................ AA–17b: (With assistance) .................................................................................................................. (Without assistance) ............................................................................................................. AA–19a: (With assistance) .................................................................................................................. (Without assistance) ............................................................................................................. Total ............................................................................................................................... 2. Title and purpose of information collection: Application for Spouse Annuity Under the Railroad Retirement Act; OMB 3220–0042. Section 2(c) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), provides for the payment of annuities to spouses of railroad retirement annuitants who meet the requirements under the RRA. The age requirements for a spouse annuity depend on the employee’s age, date of retirement, and years of railroad service. The requirements relating to the annuities are prescribed in 20 CFR 216, 218, 219, 232, 234, and 295. To collect the information needed to help determine an applicant’s entitlement to, and the amount of, a spouse annuity the RRB uses non-OMB Form AA–3, Application for Spouse/ Divorced Spouse Annuity, and electronic OMB Forms AA–3cert, Application Summary and Certification, and AA–3sum, Application Summary. The AA–3 application process gathers information from an applicant about their marital history, work history, benefits from other government agencies, and Medicare entitlement for a spouse annuity. An RRB representative interviews the applicant either at a field office (preferred), an itinerant point, or by telephone. During the interview, the RRB representative enters the information obtained into an on-line information system. Upon completion of the interview, the system generates, for the applicant’s review, either Form AA–3cert or AA–3sum, which is a summary of the information that the applicant provided or verified. Form AA–3cert, Application Summary and Certification, requires a traditional pen and ink ‘‘wet’’ signature. Form AA– 3sum, Application Summary, documents an alternate signing method called ‘‘Attestation,’’ which is an action taken by the RRB representative to confirm and annotate in the RRB records (1) the applicant’s intent to file an application; (2) the applicant’s affirmation under penalty of perjury that the information provided is correct; and (3) the applicant’s agreement to sign the application by proxy. When the RRB representative is unable to contact the applicant in person or by telephone, for example, the applicant lives in another country, a manual version of Form AA– 3 is used. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion of the form is required to obtain a benefit. Previous requests for comments: The RRB has already published the initial khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Feb 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 20 19 300 665 250 20 45 55 188 18 200 15 45 65 150 16 3,485 ........................ 1,337 60-day notice (83 FR 66324 on December 26, 2018) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Application for Spouse Annuity Under the Railroad Retirement Act. OMB control number: 3220–0042. Form(s) submitted: AA–3cert and AA–3sum. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: The Railroad Retirement Act provides for the payment of annuities to spouses of railroad retirement annuitants who meet the requirements under the Act. The application obtains information supporting the claim for benefits based on being a spouse of an annuitant. The information is used for determining entitlement to and amount of the annuity applied for. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to the forms in the information collection. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Form AA–3cert (Ink Signature) .................................................................................................... Form AA–3sum (Attestation) ....................................................................................................... Total ...................................................................................................................................... Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Burden (hours) 900 2,100 Annual responses Form No. Time (minutes) Time (minutes) Burden (hours) 6,400 4,600 30 29 3,200 2,223 11,000 ........................ 5,423 E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 6842 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 40 / Thursday, February 28, 2019 / Notices Additional information or comments: Copies of the forms and supporting documents can be obtained from Brian Foster at (312) 751–4826 or Brian.Foster@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. BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Self-Regulatory Organizations; Cboe EDGX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Deemed Approval of a Proposed Rule Change, as Modified by Amendments No. 1 and 2, To Allow the Post Only Order Instruction on Complex Orders SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–85181; File No. SR– CboeBZX–2018–066] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Deemed Approval of a Proposed Rule Change To Permit the Listing and Trading of P.M.-Settled Series on Certain BroadBased Index Options on a Pilot Basis February 22, 2019. On October 11, 2018, Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to permit the listing and trading of P.M.settled series on certain broad-based index options on a pilot basis. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on October 30, 2018.3 On December 13, 2018, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,4 the Commission designated a longer period within which to approve the proposed rule change, disapprove the proposed rule change, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove the proposed rule change.5 The Commission received no comment letters on the proposed rule change. As of January 28, 2019, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2)(D) of the Act,6 the 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 84480 (Oct. 24, 2018), 83 FR 54635. 4 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 84816, 83 FR 65194 (Dec. 19, 2018). The Commission designated January 28, 2019, as the date by which it should approve, disapprove, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove the proposed rule change. 6 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(D). 2 17 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2019–03469 Filed 2–27–19; 8:45 am] comment letters on the proposed rule change. As of January 14, 2019, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2)(D) of the Act,8 the proposed rule change (SR–CboeEDGX– 2018–043), as modified by Amendments No. 1 and 2, was deemed to have been approved by the Commission. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.9 Eduardo A. Aleman, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–03471 Filed 2–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P BILLING CODE 7905–01–P 17:52 Feb 27, 2019 For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.7 Eduardo A. Aleman, Deputy Secretary. [Release No. 34–85180; File No. SR– CboeEDGX–2018–043] [FR Doc. 2019–03487 Filed 2–27–19; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 proposed rule change (SR–CboeBZX– 2018–066) was deemed to have been approved by the Commission. Jkt 247001 February 22, 2019. On October 1, 2018, Cboe EDGX Exchange, Inc. (‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to allow the Post Only order instruction on complex orders that route to its electronic book. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on October 16, 2018.3 On November 21, 2018, the Exchange filed Amendment No. 1 to the proposal.4 On November 27, 2018, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,5 the Commission designated a longer period within which to approve the proposed rule change, disapprove the proposed rule change, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove the proposed rule change, as modified by Amendment No. 1.6 On December 14, 2018, the Exchange filed Amendment No. 2 to the proposal.7 The Commission received no 7 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 84393 (October 10, 2018), 83 FR 52264. 4 The text of Amendment No. 1 is available at https://www.sec.gov/comments/sr-cboeedgx-2018043/srcboeedgx2018043-4678696-176565.pdf. 5 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 6 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 84663, 83 FR 62390 (Dec. 3, 2018). The Commission designated January 14, 2019, as the date by which it should approve, disapprove, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove the proposed rule change. 7 The text of Amendment No. 2 is available at https://www.sec.gov/comments/sr-cboeedgx-2018043/srcboeedgx2018043-4778850-176845.pdf. 1 15 PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Securities Exchange Act of 1934; Release No. 34–85184/February 25, 2019] Order Affirming Order by Delegated Authority Temporarily Suspending and Instituting Proceedings on SR–BOX– 2018–24 and Notice of Additional Comment Period for the Proceedings In the Matter of the BOX Exchange LLC Regarding a Suspension of and Order Instituting Proceedings To Determine Whether To Approve or Disapprove a Proposed Rule Change to Amend the Fee Schedule on the BOX Market LLC Options Facility to Establish BOX Connectivity Fees for Participants and Non-Participants Who Connect to the BOX Network (File No. SR– BOX–2018–24) I. Background On July 19, 2018, BOX Exchange LLC (f/k/a BOX Options Exchange LLC) (‘‘BOX’’ or the ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change (SR–BOX–2018–24) to amend the fee schedule on the BOX Market LLC options facility to establish certain connectivity fees and reclassify its high speed vendor feed connection as a port fee. The proposed rule change was published in the Federal Register on August 2, 2018.3 The Commission received one comment letter on the proposal urging the Commission to suspend the proposal and institute proceedings.4 BOX submitted a 8 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(D). CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 83728 (July 27, 2018), 83 FR 37853. 4 See letter to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Commission, from Tyler Gellasch, Executive Director, The Healthy Markets Association, dated August 23, 2018. 9 17 E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1

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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: Application for 
Survivor Insurance Annuities; OMB 3220-0030.
    Under Section 2(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), monthly 
survivor annuities are payable to surviving widow(er)s, parents, 
unmarried children, and in certain cases, divorced spouses, mothers 
(fathers), remarried widow(er)s, and grandchildren of deceased railroad 
employees if there are no qualified survivors of the employee 
immediately eligible for an annuity. The requirements relating to the 
annuities are prescribed in 20 CFR 216, 217, 218, and 219.
    To collect the information needed to help determine an applicant's 
entitlement to, and the amount of, a survivor annuity the RRB uses 
Forms AA-17, Application for Widow(er)'s Annuity; AA-17b, Applications 
for Determination of Widow(er)'s Disability; AA-18, Application for 
Mother's/Father's and Child's Annuity; AA-19, Application for Child's 
Annuity; AA-19a, Application for Determination of Child's Disability; 
AA-20, Application for Parent's Annuity, and electronic Forms AA-
17cert, Application Summary and Certification and AA-17sum, Application 
Summary.
    The on-line automated survivor annuity application (Forms AA-17, 
AA-18, AA-19, and AA-20) process obtains information about an 
applicant's marital history, work history, benefits from other 
government agencies, and Medicare entitlement for a survivor annuity. 
An RRB representative interviews the applicant either at a field office 
(preferred), an itinerant point, or by telephone. During the interview, 
the RRB representative enters the information obtained into an on-line 
information system. Upon completion of the interview, the system 
generates, for the applicant's review, either Form AA-17cert or AA-
17sum, which provides a summary of the information that the applicant 
provided or verified. Form AA-17cert, Application Summary and 
Certification, requires a tradition pen and ink ``wet'' signature. Form 
AA-17sum, Application Summary, documents the alternate signing method 
called ``Attestation,'' which is an action taken by the RRB 
representative to confirm and annotate in the RRB records (1) the 
applicant's intent to file an application; (2) the applicant's 
affirmation under penalty of perjury that the information provided is 
correct; and (3) the applicant's agreement to sign the application by 
proxy. When the RRB representative is unable to contact the applicant 
in person or by telephone, for example, the applicant lives in another 
country, a manual version of the appropriate form is used. One response 
is requested of each respondent. Completion of the forms is required to 
obtain a benefit.
    Previous requests for comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (83 FR 66323 on December 26, 2018) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Application for Survivor Insurance Annuities.
    OMB control number: 3220-0030.
    Form(s) submitted: AA-17b, AA-17cert, AA-17sum, and AA-19a.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: Under Section 2(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act, 
monthly survivor annuities are payable to surviving widow(er)s, 
parents, unmarried children, and in certain cases, divorced wives 
(husbands), mothers (fathers), remarried widow(er)s and grandchildren 
of deceased railroad employees. The collection obtains information 
needed by the RRB to determine entitlement to and the amount of the 
annuity applied for.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes significant changes to Form AA-
17b in support of the RRB's Disability Program Improvement Plan (DPIP) 
to enhance and improve disability case processing and overall program 
integrity as recommended by the RRB's Office of Inspector General and 
the Government Accountability Office. Proposed changes to Form AA-17b 
include the addition of questions regarding the applicant's attempt to 
go back to work; education and training; additional scheduled medical 
care; daily activities, including any social and recreational 
activities and volunteer work; and possible use of a facilitator or 
attorney to either complete or aid in the completion of the 
application. Clarification of existing items and other non-burden 
impacting editorial and formatting changes to make the AA-17b 
consistent with other DPIP forms enhancements are also being proposed.
    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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AA-17 Application Process:
    AA-17cert...................................................             900              20             300
    AA-17sum....................................................           2,100              19             665
AA-17b:
    (With assistance)...........................................             250              45             188
    (Without assistance)........................................              20              55              18
AA-19a:
    (With assistance)...........................................             200              45             150
    (Without assistance)........................................              15              65              16
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        Total...................................................           3,485  ..............           1,337
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    2. Title and purpose of information collection: Application for 
Spouse Annuity Under the Railroad Retirement Act; OMB 3220-0042.
    Section 2(c) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), provides for the 
payment of annuities to spouses of railroad retirement annuitants who 
meet the requirements under the RRA. The age requirements for a spouse 
annuity depend on the employee's age, date of retirement, and years of 
railroad service. The requirements relating to the annuities are 
prescribed in 20 CFR 216, 218, 219, 232, 234, and 295.
    To collect the information needed to help determine an applicant's 
entitlement to, and the amount of, a spouse annuity the RRB uses non-
OMB Form AA-3, Application for Spouse/Divorced Spouse Annuity, and 
electronic OMB Forms AA-3cert, Application Summary and Certification, 
and AA-3sum, Application Summary.
    The AA-3 application process gathers information from an applicant 
about their marital history, work history, benefits from other 
government agencies, and Medicare entitlement for a spouse annuity. An 
RRB representative interviews the applicant either at a field office 
(preferred), an itinerant point, or by telephone. During the interview, 
the RRB representative enters the information obtained into an on-line 
information system. Upon completion of the interview, the system 
generates, for the applicant's review, either Form AA-3cert or AA-3sum, 
which is a summary of the information that the applicant provided or 
verified. Form AA-3cert, Application Summary and Certification, 
requires a traditional pen and ink ``wet'' signature. Form AA-3sum, 
Application Summary, documents an alternate signing method called 
``Attestation,'' which is an action taken by the RRB representative to 
confirm and annotate in the RRB records (1) the applicant's intent to 
file an application; (2) the applicant's affirmation under penalty of 
perjury that the information provided is correct; and (3) the 
applicant's agreement to sign the application by proxy. When the RRB 
representative is unable to contact the applicant in person or by 
telephone, for example, the applicant lives in another country, a 
manual version of Form AA-3 is used. One response is requested of each 
respondent. Completion of the form is required to obtain a benefit.
    Previous requests for comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (83 FR 66324 on December 26, 2018) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Application for Spouse Annuity Under the Railroad Retirement 
Act.
    OMB control number: 3220-0042.
    Form(s) submitted: AA-3cert and AA-3sum.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: The Railroad Retirement Act provides for the payment of 
annuities to spouses of railroad retirement annuitants who meet the 
requirements under the Act. The application obtains information 
supporting the claim for benefits based on being a spouse of an 
annuitant. The information is used for determining entitlement to and 
amount of the annuity applied for.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to the forms in the 
information collection.
    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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Form AA-3cert (Ink Signature)...................................           6,400              30           3,200
Form AA-3sum (Attestation)......................................           4,600              29           2,223
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................................          11,000  ..............           5,423
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    Additional information or comments: Copies of the forms and 
supporting documents can be obtained from Brian Foster at (312) 751-
4826 or Brian.Foster@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. 2019-03487 Filed 2-27-19; 8:45 am]
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