Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 18095-18098 [2019-08585]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 82 / Monday, April 29, 2019 / Notices another three years. No comments were received. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. PBGC estimates that 560 controlled groups will file each year. The total estimated annual burden of the information collection would be approximately 532 hours and $12,871,000. Issued in Washington, DC, by Stephanie Cibinic, Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. [FR Doc. 2019–08492 Filed 4–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7709–02–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. CP2019–141] New Postal Product Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing for the Commission’s consideration concerning a negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: May 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http:// www.prc.gov. Those who cannot submit comments electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by telephone for advice on filing alternatives. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Table of Contents khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES I. Introduction II. Docketed Proceeding(s) I. Introduction The Commission gives notice that the Postal Service filed request(s) for the Commission to consider matters related to negotiated service agreement(s). The request(s) may propose the addition or removal of a negotiated service agreement from the market dominant or the competitive product list, or the modification of an existing product currently appearing on the market dominant or the competitive product list. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Apr 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 Section II identifies the docket number(s) associated with each Postal Service request, the title of each Postal Service request, the request’s acceptance date, and the authority cited by the Postal Service for each request. For each request, the Commission appoints an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public in the proceeding, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505 (Public Representative). Section II also establishes comment deadline(s) pertaining to each request. The public portions of the Postal Service’s request(s) can be accessed via the Commission’s website (http:// www.prc.gov). Non-public portions of the Postal Service’s request(s), if any, can be accessed through compliance with the requirements of 39 CFR 3007.301.1 The Commission invites comments on whether the Postal Service’s request(s) in the captioned docket(s) are consistent with the policies of title 39. For request(s) that the Postal Service states concern market dominant product(s), applicable statutory and regulatory requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3622, 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3010, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. For request(s) that the Postal Service states concern competitive product(s), applicable statutory and regulatory requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3632, 39 U.S.C. 3633, 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3015, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comment deadline(s) for each request appear in section II. II. Docketed Proceeding(s) 1. Docket No(s).: CP2019–141; Filing Title: Notice of United States Postal Service of Filing a Functionally Equivalent Global Expedited Package Services 10 Negotiated Service Agreement and Application for NonPublic Treatment of Materials Filed Under Seal; Filing Acceptance Date: April 23, 2019; Filing Authority: 39 CFR 3015.5; Public Representative: Christopher C. Mohr; Comments Due: May 1, 2019. This Notice will be published in the Federal Register. Stacy L. Ruble, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–08608 Filed 4–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P 1 See Docket No. RM2018–3, Order Adopting Final Rules Relating to Non-Public Information, June 27, 2018, Attachment A at 19–22 (Order No. 4679). PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18095 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: Employer Reporting; 3220– 0005. Under Section 9 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), and Section 6 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), railroad employers are required to submit reports of employee service and compensation to the RRB as needed for administering the RRA and RUIA. To pay benefits due on a deceased employee’s earnings records or determine entitlement to, and amount of annuity applied for, it is necessary at times to obtain from railroad employers current (lag) service and compensation not yet reported to the RRB through the annual reporting process. The reporting requirements are specified in 20 CFR 209.6 and 209.7. The RRB currently utilizes the following forms to collect information to obtain the required lag service and related information from railroad employers: Form AA–12, Notice of Death and Request for Service Needed for Eligibility, Form G–88A.1 (or its internet equivalent, Form G–88A.1 (internet)), Request for Verification of Date Last Worked, and Form G–88A.2 (or its internet equivalent, Form G– 88A.2 (internet)), Notice of Retirement and Request for Service Needed for Eligibility. Form AA–12 obtains a report of lag service and compensation from E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 18096 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 82 / Monday, April 29, 2019 / Notices the last railroad employer of a deceased employee. This report covers the lag period between the date of the latest record of employment processed by the RRB and the date an employee last worked, the date of death or the date the employee may have been entitled to benefits under the Social Security Act. The information is used by the RRB to determine benefits due on the deceased employee’s earnings record. Form G– 88A.1 is sent by the RRB via a computer-generated listing or transmitted electronically via the RRB’s Employer Reporting System (ERS) to employers. ERS consists of a series of screens with completion instructions and collects essentially the same information as the approved manual version. Form G–88A.1 is used for the specific purpose of verifying information previously provided to the RRB regarding the date last worked by an employee. If the information is correct, the employer need not reply. If the information is incorrect, the employer is asked to provide corrected information. Form G–88A.2 is used by the RRB to secure lag service and compensation information when it is needed to determine benefit eligibility. In addition, 20 CFR 209.12(b) requires all railroad employers to furnish the RRB with the home addresses of all employees hired within the last year (new-hires). Form BA–6a, Form BA–6 Address Report (or its internet equivalent, Form BA–6a (internet)) is used by the RRB to obtain home address information of employees from railroad employers who do not have the home address information computerized and who submit the information in a paper format. The form also serves as an instruction sheet to railroad employers who submit the information electronically by CD–ROM. Completion of the forms is mandatory. Multiple responses may be filed by respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (84 FR 5734 on February 22, 2019) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Title: Employer Reporting. OMB Control Number: 3220–0005. Form(s) submitted: AA–12, G–88A.1, G–88A.1 (internet), G–88A.2, G–88A.2 (internet), BA–6a, BA–6a (internet), and BA–6a (Email). Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection of information. Affected public: Private sector; Businesses or other for-profits. Abstract: Under the Railroad Retirement Act and the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, railroad employers are required to report service and compensation for employees needed to determine eligibility to and the amounts of benefits paid. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes minor non-burden impacting changes to Forms AA–12, G–88A.1 (internet), G– 88A.2 (internet) and Form BA–6a (internet) and proposes no changes to Forms G–88A.1, G–88A.2 and BA–6a. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Annual responses Form No. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Information Collection Request (ICR) Time (minutes) Burden (hours) AA–12 .......................................................................................................................................... G–88A.1 ....................................................................................................................................... G–88A.1 Internet ......................................................................................................................... G–88A.1 Internet (Class 1 railroads) ........................................................................................... G–88A.2 ....................................................................................................................................... G–88A.2 (Internet) ....................................................................................................................... BA–6a (CD–ROM) ....................................................................................................................... BA–6a (Email) .............................................................................................................................. BA–6a (File Transfer Protocol) .................................................................................................... BA–6a Internet (RR initiated) ...................................................................................................... BA–6a Internet (RRB initiated) .................................................................................................... BA–6a Paper (RR initiated) ......................................................................................................... BA–6a Paper (RRB initiated) ....................................................................................................... 60 100 260 144 100 1,200 14 30 10 250 250 80 250 5 5 4 16 5 2.5 15 15 15 17 12 32 32 5 8 17 38 8 50 4 8 3 71 50 43 133 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 2,748 ........................ 438 2. Title and purpose of information collection: Employee Representative’s Status and Compensation Reports; OMB 3220–0014. Under Section 1(b)(1) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the term ‘‘employee’’ includes an individual who is an employee representative. As defined in Section 1(c) of the RRA, an employee representative is an officer or official representative of a railway labor organization other than a labor organization included in the term ‘‘employer,’’ as defined in the RRA, who before or after August 29, 1935, was in the service of an employer under the RRA and who is duly authorized and designated to represent employees in accordance with the Railway Labor Act, or, any individual who is regularly assigned to or regularly employed by VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Apr 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 such officer or official representative in connection with the duties of his or her office. The requirements relating to the application for employee representative status and the periodic reporting of the compensation resulting from such status is contained in 20 CFR 209.10. The RRB utilizes Form DC–2, Employee Representative’s Report of Compensation, to obtain the information needed to determine employee representative status and to maintain a record of creditable service and compensation resulting from such status. Completion is required to obtain or retain a benefit. One response is requested of each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (84 FR 5735 on February 22, 2019) required by 44 U.S.C. PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Employee Representative’s Status and Compensation Reports. OMB Control Number: 3220–0014. Form(s) submitted: DC–2. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection of information. Affected public: Private Sector; Businesses or other for-profits. Abstract: Benefits are provided under the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) for individuals who are employee representatives as defined in section 1 of the RRA. The collection obtains information regarding the status of such individuals and their compensation. E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 18097 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 82 / Monday, April 29, 2019 / Notices Changes proposed: The RRB proposes minor non-burden impacting editorial changes to Form DC–2. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Annual responses Form No. Burden (hours) DC–2 ............................................................................................................................................ 82 30 41 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 82 ........................ 41 3. Title and purpose of information collection: Survivor Questionnaire; OMB 3220–0032. Under Section 6 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), benefits that may be due on the death of a railroad employee or a survivor annuitant include (1) a lump-sum death benefit (2) a residual lump-sum payment (3) accrued annuities due but unpaid at death, and (4) monthly survivor insurance payments. The requirements for determining the entitlement of possible beneficiaries to these benefits are prescribed in 20 CFR 234. When the RRB receives notification of the death of a railroad employee or survivor annuitant, an RRB field office utilizes Form RL–94–F, Survivor Questionnaire, to secure additional information from surviving relatives needed to determine if any further benefits are payable under the RRA. Completion is voluntary. One response is requested of each respondent. Previous requests for comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (84 FR 5736 on February 22, 2019) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Survivor Questionnaire. OMB Control Number: 3220–0032. Form(s) submitted: RL–94–F. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: Under Section 6 of the Railroad Retirement Act, benefits are payable to the survivors or the estates of deceased railroad employees. The collection obtains information used to determine if and to whom benefits are payable; such as a widow(er) due survivor benefits, an executor of the estate, or a payer of burial expenses. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes minor non-burden impacting editorial changes to Form RL–94–F. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Annual responses Form No. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Time (minutes) Time (minutes) Burden (hours) RL–94–F, Items 5–10, and 18 ..................................................................................................... RL–94–F, Items 5–18 .................................................................................................................. RL–94–F, Item 18 only ................................................................................................................ 50 5,000 400 9 11 5 8 917 34 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 5,450 ........................ 959 4. Title and purpose of information collection: Request for Medicare Payment; OMB 3220–0131. Under Section 7(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act, the RRB administers the Medicare program for persons covered by the railroad retirement system. The collection obtains the information needed by Palmetto GBA, the Medicare carrier for railroad retirement beneficiaries, to pay claims for payments under Part B of the Medicare program. Authority for collecting the information is prescribed in 42 CFR 424.32. The RRB currently utilizes Forms G– 740S, Patient’s Request for Medicare Payment, along with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Form CMS–1500, to secure the information necessary to pay Part B Medicare Claims. Completion is required to obtain a benefit. One response is completed for each claim. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (84 FR 5734 on February 22, 2019) required by 44 U.S.C. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Apr 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Request for Medicare Payment. OMB Control Number: 3220–0131. Form(s) submitted: CMS–1500 and G– 740S. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: The RRB administers the Medicare program for persons covered by the Railroad Retirement System. The collection obtains the information needed by Palmetto GBA, the RRB’s carrier, to pay claims for services covered under Part B of the program. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes the following changes to Form G–740S: • Changed Item 2a from ‘‘Medicare Claim’’ to ‘‘Medicare Number’’. • Replaced the 12-digit Claim Number field with an 11-digit Medicare Number field. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated annual number of respondents: See Justification (Item No. 12). Total annual responses: 1. Total annual reporting hours: 1. 5. Title and purpose of information collection: Employer’s Deemed Service Month Questionnaire; OMB 3220–0156. Section 3(i) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), as amended by Public Law 98–76, provides that the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), under certain circumstances, may deem additional months of service in cases where an employee does not actually work in every month of the year, provided the employee satisfies certain eligibility requirements, including the existence of an employment relation between the employee and his or her employer. The procedures pertaining to the deeming of additional months of service are found in the RRB’s regulations at 20 CFR 210, Creditable Railroad Service. The RRB utilizes Form GL–99, Employer’s Deemed Service Months Questionnaire, to obtain service and compensation information from railroad employers to determine if an employee E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 18098 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 82 / Monday, April 29, 2019 / Notices can be credited with additional deemed months of railroad service. Completion is mandatory. One response is required for each RRB inquiry. Previous requests for comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (84 FR 5736 on February 22, 2019) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Title: Employer’s Deemed Service Month Questionnaire. OMB Control Number: 3220–0156. Form(s) submitted: GL–99. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Private Sector; Businesses or other for-profits. Abstract: Under Section 3(i) of the Railroad Retirement Act, the Railroad Retirement Board may deem months of service in cases where an employee does not actually work in every month of the year. The collection obtains service and compensation information from railroad employers needed to determine if an employee may be credited with additional months of railroad service. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes non-burden impacting editorial changes to Form GL–99. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Form No. Annual responses Time (minutes) Burden (hours) GL–99 .......................................................................................................................................... 2,000 2 67 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. 2019–08585 Filed 4–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–85682; File No. SR– CboeBZX–2018–044] Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc.; Order Scheduling Filing of Statements on Review April 17, 2019. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Information Collection Request (ICR) On June 21, 2018, Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. (‘‘BZX’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to amend BZX Rule 14.11(c) to permit either the portfolio holdings of a series of Index Fund Shares or the index underlying a series of Index Fund Shares to satisfy the listing standards under BZX Rules 14.11(c)(3), (4), and 1 15 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Apr 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 (5). The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on July 11, 2018.3 On August 23, 2018, the Division of Trading and Markets (‘‘Division’’), for the Commission pursuant to delegated authority, extended the time period for Commission action on the proposed rule change.4 On September 28, 2018, BZX filed Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change, which amended and replaced the proposed rule change as originally filed.5 On October 5, 2018, the Division, for the Commission pursuant to delegated authority, published notice of Amendment No. 1 and instituted proceedings pursuant to Section 19(b)(2)(B) of the Act 6 to determine whether to approve or disapprove the proposed rule change, as modified by Amendment No. 1.7 On December 21, 2018, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,8 the Division, for the Commission pursuant to delegated authority, designated a longer period within which to issue an order approving or disapproving the proposed rule change, as modified by Amendment No. 1.9 The Commission received one comment letter on the proposed rule change.10 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 83594 (July 5, 2018), 83 FR 32158 (July 11, 2018). 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 83919 (August 23, 2018), 83 FR 44083 (August 29, 2018). 5 Amendment No. 1 is available at: https:// www.sec.gov/comments/sr-cboebzx-2018-044/ srcboebzx2018044-4468884-175849.pdf. 6 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B). 7 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 84378 (October 5, 2018), 83 FR 51745 (October 12, 2018). 8 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 9 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 84948 (December 21, 2018), 83 FR 67785 (December 31, 2018). 10 See letter from Kyle Murray, Assistant General Counsel, Cboe Global Markets, Inc., to Brent J. PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On March 8, 2019, the Division, for the Commission pursuant to delegated authority,11 disapproved the proposed rule change, as modified by Amendment No. 1.12 On March 18, 2019, the Acting Secretary of the Commission notified BZX that, pursuant to Commission Rule of Practice 431,13 the Commission would review the Division’s action pursuant to delegated authority and that the Division’s action pursuant to delegated authority was stayed until the Commission orders otherwise.14 Accordingly, it is ordered, pursuant to Commission Rule of Practice 431, that by May 17, 2019, any party or other person may file a statement in support of, or in opposition to, the action made pursuant to delegated authority. It is further ordered that the order disapproving proposed rule change SR– CboeBZX–2018–044 shall remain in effect pending the Commission’s review. By the Commission. Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–08097 Filed 4–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Fields, Secretary, Commission, dated November 16, 2018, available at https://www.sec.gov/comments/ sr-cboebzx-2018-044/srcboebzx2018044-4657310176507.pdf. 11 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 12 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 85278 (March 8, 2019), 84 FR 9395 (March 14, 2019). 13 17 CFR 201.431. 14 See letter from Vanessa A. Countryman, Acting Secretary, Commission, to Kyle Murray, Assistant General Counsel, BZX, dated March 18, 2019, available at https://www.sec.gov/rules/sro/cboebzx/ 2019/cboebzx-2018-044-acknowledgement-letter031819.pdf. E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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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: Employer Reporting; 
3220-0005.
    Under Section 9 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), and Section 6 
of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), railroad employers 
are required to submit reports of employee service and compensation to 
the RRB as needed for administering the RRA and RUIA. To pay benefits 
due on a deceased employee's earnings records or determine entitlement 
to, and amount of annuity applied for, it is necessary at times to 
obtain from railroad employers current (lag) service and compensation 
not yet reported to the RRB through the annual reporting process. The 
reporting requirements are specified in 20 CFR 209.6 and 209.7. The RRB 
currently utilizes the following forms to collect information to obtain 
the required lag service and related information from railroad 
employers: Form AA-12, Notice of Death and Request for Service Needed 
for Eligibility, Form G-88A.1 (or its internet equivalent, Form G-88A.1 
(internet)), Request for Verification of Date Last Worked, and Form G-
88A.2 (or its internet equivalent, Form G-88A.2 (internet)), Notice of 
Retirement and Request for Service Needed for Eligibility. Form AA-12 
obtains a report of lag service and compensation from

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the last railroad employer of a deceased employee. This report covers 
the lag period between the date of the latest record of employment 
processed by the RRB and the date an employee last worked, the date of 
death or the date the employee may have been entitled to benefits under 
the Social Security Act. The information is used by the RRB to 
determine benefits due on the deceased employee's earnings record. Form 
G-88A.1 is sent by the RRB via a computer-generated listing or 
transmitted electronically via the RRB's Employer Reporting System 
(ERS) to employers. ERS consists of a series of screens with completion 
instructions and collects essentially the same information as the 
approved manual version. Form G-88A.1 is used for the specific purpose 
of verifying information previously provided to the RRB regarding the 
date last worked by an employee. If the information is correct, the 
employer need not reply. If the information is incorrect, the employer 
is asked to provide corrected information. Form G-88A.2 is used by the 
RRB to secure lag service and compensation information when it is 
needed to determine benefit eligibility.
    In addition, 20 CFR 209.12(b) requires all railroad employers to 
furnish the RRB with the home addresses of all employees hired within 
the last year (new-hires). Form BA-6a, Form BA-6 Address Report (or its 
internet equivalent, Form BA-6a (internet)) is used by the RRB to 
obtain home address information of employees from railroad employers 
who do not have the home address information computerized and who 
submit the information in a paper format. The form also serves as an 
instruction sheet to railroad employers who submit the information 
electronically by CD-ROM. Completion of the forms is mandatory. 
Multiple responses may be filed by respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (84 FR 5734 on February 22, 2019) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Employer Reporting.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0005.
    Form(s) submitted: AA-12, G-88A.1, G-88A.1 (internet), G-88A.2, G-
88A.2 (internet), BA-6a, BA-6a (internet), and BA-6a (Email).
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    Affected public: Private sector; Businesses or other for-profits.
    Abstract: Under the Railroad Retirement Act and the Railroad 
Unemployment Insurance Act, railroad employers are required to report 
service and compensation for employees needed to determine eligibility 
to and the amounts of benefits paid.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes minor non-burden impacting 
changes to Forms AA-12, G-88A.1 (internet), G-88A.2 (internet) and Form 
BA-6a (internet) and proposes no changes to Forms G-88A.1, G-88A.2 and 
BA-6a.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                            Form No.                                 responses    Time (minutes)  Burden (hours)
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AA-12...........................................................              60               5               5
G-88A.1.........................................................             100               5               8
G-88A.1 Internet................................................             260               4              17
G-88A.1 Internet (Class 1 railroads)............................             144              16              38
G-88A.2.........................................................             100               5               8
G-88A.2 (Internet)..............................................           1,200             2.5              50
BA-6a (CD-ROM)..................................................              14              15               4
BA-6a (Email)...................................................              30              15               8
BA-6a (File Transfer Protocol)..................................              10              15               3
BA-6a Internet (RR initiated)...................................             250              17              71
BA-6a Internet (RRB initiated)..................................             250              12              50
BA-6a Paper (RR initiated)......................................              80              32              43
BA-6a Paper (RRB initiated).....................................             250              32             133
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    Total.......................................................           2,748  ..............             438
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    2. Title and purpose of information collection: Employee 
Representative's Status and Compensation Reports; OMB 3220-0014.
    Under Section 1(b)(1) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the 
term ``employee'' includes an individual who is an employee 
representative. As defined in Section 1(c) of the RRA, an employee 
representative is an officer or official representative of a railway 
labor organization other than a labor organization included in the term 
``employer,'' as defined in the RRA, who before or after August 29, 
1935, was in the service of an employer under the RRA and who is duly 
authorized and designated to represent employees in accordance with the 
Railway Labor Act, or, any individual who is regularly assigned to or 
regularly employed by such officer or official representative in 
connection with the duties of his or her office. The requirements 
relating to the application for employee representative status and the 
periodic reporting of the compensation resulting from such status is 
contained in 20 CFR 209.10.
    The RRB utilizes Form DC-2, Employee Representative's Report of 
Compensation, to obtain the information needed to determine employee 
representative status and to maintain a record of creditable service 
and compensation resulting from such status. Completion is required to 
obtain or retain a benefit. One response is requested of each 
respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (84 FR 5735 on February 22, 2019) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Employee Representative's Status and Compensation Reports.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0014.
    Form(s) submitted: DC-2.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    Affected public: Private Sector; Businesses or other for-profits.
    Abstract: Benefits are provided under the Railroad Retirement Act 
(RRA) for individuals who are employee representatives as defined in 
section 1 of the RRA. The collection obtains information regarding the 
status of such individuals and their compensation.

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    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes minor non-burden impacting 
editorial changes to Form DC-2.
    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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DC-2............................................................              82              30              41
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................................              82  ..............              41
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    3. Title and purpose of information collection: Survivor 
Questionnaire; OMB 3220-0032.
    Under Section 6 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), benefits that 
may be due on the death of a railroad employee or a survivor annuitant 
include (1) a lump-sum death benefit (2) a residual lump-sum payment 
(3) accrued annuities due but unpaid at death, and (4) monthly survivor 
insurance payments. The requirements for determining the entitlement of 
possible beneficiaries to these benefits are prescribed in 20 CFR 234.
    When the RRB receives notification of the death of a railroad 
employee or survivor annuitant, an RRB field office utilizes Form RL-
94-F, Survivor Questionnaire, to secure additional information from 
surviving relatives needed to determine if any further benefits are 
payable under the RRA. Completion is voluntary. One response is 
requested of each respondent.
    Previous requests for comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (84 FR 5736 on February 22, 2019) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Survivor Questionnaire.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0032.
    Form(s) submitted: RL-94-F.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: Under Section 6 of the Railroad Retirement Act, benefits 
are payable to the survivors or the estates of deceased railroad 
employees. The collection obtains information used to determine if and 
to whom benefits are payable; such as a widow(er) due survivor 
benefits, an executor of the estate, or a payer of burial expenses.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes minor non-burden impacting 
editorial changes to Form RL-94-F.
    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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RL-94-F, Items 5-10, and 18.....................................              50               9               8
RL-94-F, Items 5-18.............................................           5,000              11             917
RL-94-F, Item 18 only...........................................             400               5              34
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................................           5,450  ..............             959
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    4. Title and purpose of information collection: Request for 
Medicare Payment; OMB 3220-0131.
    Under Section 7(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act, the RRB 
administers the Medicare program for persons covered by the railroad 
retirement system. The collection obtains the information needed by 
Palmetto GBA, the Medicare carrier for railroad retirement 
beneficiaries, to pay claims for payments under Part B of the Medicare 
program. Authority for collecting the information is prescribed in 42 
CFR 424.32.
    The RRB currently utilizes Forms G-740S, Patient's Request for 
Medicare Payment, along with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 
Form CMS-1500, to secure the information necessary to pay Part B 
Medicare Claims. Completion is required to obtain a benefit. One 
response is completed for each claim.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (84 FR 5734 on February 22, 2019) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Request for Medicare Payment.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0131.
    Form(s) submitted: CMS-1500 and G-740S.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: The RRB administers the Medicare program for persons 
covered by the Railroad Retirement System. The collection obtains the 
information needed by Palmetto GBA, the RRB's carrier, to pay claims 
for services covered under Part B of the program.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes the following changes to Form G-
740S:
     Changed Item 2a from ``Medicare Claim'' to ``Medicare 
Number''.
     Replaced the 12-digit Claim Number field with an 11-digit 
Medicare Number field.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:
    Estimated annual number of respondents: See Justification (Item No. 
12).
    Total annual responses: 1.
    Total annual reporting hours: 1.
    5. Title and purpose of information collection: Employer's Deemed 
Service Month Questionnaire; OMB 3220-0156.
    Section 3(i) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), as amended by 
Public Law 98-76, provides that the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), 
under certain circumstances, may deem additional months of service in 
cases where an employee does not actually work in every month of the 
year, provided the employee satisfies certain eligibility requirements, 
including the existence of an employment relation between the employee 
and his or her employer. The procedures pertaining to the deeming of 
additional months of service are found in the RRB's regulations at 20 
CFR 210, Creditable Railroad Service.
    The RRB utilizes Form GL-99, Employer's Deemed Service Months 
Questionnaire, to obtain service and compensation information from 
railroad employers to determine if an employee

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can be credited with additional deemed months of railroad service. 
Completion is mandatory. One response is required for each RRB inquiry.
    Previous requests for comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (84 FR 5736 on February 22, 2019) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Employer's Deemed Service Month Questionnaire.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0156.
    Form(s) submitted: GL-99.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: Private Sector; Businesses or other for-profits.
    Abstract: Under Section 3(i) of the Railroad Retirement Act, the 
Railroad Retirement Board may deem months of service in cases where an 
employee does not actually work in every month of the year. The 
collection obtains service and compensation information from railroad 
employers needed to determine if an employee may be credited with 
additional months of railroad service.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes non-burden impacting editorial 
changes to Form GL-99.
    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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GL-99........................................................           2,000                2               67
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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 [email protected].
    Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed 
to Brian Foster, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, 
Chicago, Illinois 60611-1275 or [email protected] and to the OMB 
Desk Officer for the RRB, Fax: 202-395-6974, Email address: 
[email protected].

Brian Foster,
Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-08585 Filed 4-26-19; 8:45 am]
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