Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 48203-48204 [2019-19678]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2019 / Notices SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice of a Modified System of Records. AGENCY: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) proposes to update a system of records titled, Veteran Programs Training and Counseling Records (SBA 39), to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. Publication of this notice complies with the Privacy Act and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A–130 requirement for agencies to publish a notice in the Federal Register whenever the agency establishes a new system of records. The SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD) manages grant programs related to the counseling and training services for veterans. The OVBD maintains a System of Records including include registration forms, participant/client surveys, interviews, resource partner surveys, which includes personal information such as name, gender, race, ethnicity, service, and pay grade, which are used to analyze the population of veterans who are seeking training. DATES: Submit comments on or before October 15, 2019. This revised system will be effective upon publication. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martin Williams, Veterans Affairs Specialist, 409 3rd Street SW, Suite 5700, Washington, DC 20416. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Martin Williams, Veterans Affairs Specialist, 409 3rd Street SW, Suite 5700, Washington, DC, 20416. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A system of records is a group of any records under the control of a Federal agency from which information is retrieved by the name of an individual or by a number, symbol or other identifier assigned to the individual. The Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a, requires each Federal agency to publish in the Federal Register a system of records notice (SORN) identifying and describing each system of records the agency maintains, the purposes for which the agency uses the personally identifiable information (PII) in the system, the routine uses for which the agency discloses such information outside the agency, and how individuals can exercise their rights related to their PII information. The SBA’s Office of Veterans Business jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Sep 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 Development (OVBD) manages grant programs related to the counseling and training services for veterans, National Guard & Reserve members, transitioning service members, military spouses and their dependents. These services include the Boots to Business & Boots to Business Reboot Programs, Veterans Business Outreach Center Program, Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Program, Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program and the Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneurship Training Program. VBOCs, and other OVBD grantees, implement SBA’s Veterans programs and initiatives as authorized by section 32 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 657b). In order to measure program performance, implement standardized outreach efforts and register participants for training/counseling, information is collected through various methods. These methods include registration forms, participant/client surveys, interviews, resource partner surveys, and data obtained through data sharing agreements with other Federal agencies. Collected information is used to analyze the population of veterans who are seeking entrepreneurial training, identify trends among participants, facilitate communication between the Office of Veterans Business Development and training/counseling participants, and to evaluate the performance of the OVBD programs. SYSTEM NAME AND NUMBER: Veteran Programs Training and Counseling Records (SBA 39). SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: Unclassified. SYSTEM LOCATION: SBA Headquarters, 409 3rd Street, SW, Washington, DC, 20416. SYSTEM MANAGER(S): Martin Williams, Veterans Affairs Specialist, 409 3rd Street SW, Suite 5700, Washington, DC 20416, 202–205– 6157. * * * * * RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Information contained within this system is obtained from: 1. Individuals covered by this system of records (e.g., transitioning service member, veterans, dependents) 2. SBA Resource Partners 3. The Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) 4. The Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) * * * * * PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48203 HISTORY: Veteran Programs Training and Counseling Records, published October 27, 2015 at 80 FR 65,843 (https:// www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-201510-27/pdf/2015-27257.pdf). Dated: September 6, 2019. Martin Williams, Veterans Affairs Specialist, Office of Veterans Business Development. [FR Doc. 2019–19686 Filed 9–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA–2019–0039] 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 one new 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– 2019–0039]. 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 November 12, 2019. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 48204 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2019 / Notices The Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018, Section 103(b) Questionnaire— 0960–NEW. Background SSA pays monthly benefits to members of the public who qualify under the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program and who are eligible for the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. Some claimants who qualify for monthly payments under these programs are unable to manage their benefit payments. When SSA determines program participants incapable of managing or directing the management of their benefits, SSA sends the payments to a representative payee on the beneficiary’s behalf. The representative payee is a person or organization designated by SSA to manage OASDI or SSI payments to meet the individual’s basic needs, such as food, clothing, and shelter. Explanation of Proposed Information Collection Tool To help ensure that appointed representatives are acting in the best interests of the claimants whom they represent, Section 103(b) of the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act (SPSSBA), Public Law 115–165, requires SSA to assess the administrative feasibility of improving information sharing with State agencies that provide Adult Protective Services about claimants with representative payees. Specifically, Section 103(b) of the SPSSBA asks us to evaluate the following: • The assessment of an individual’s need for a representative payee in connection with benefits to which the individual is entitled under Title II or Title XVI of the Social Security Act; and • Oversight of the individuals and organizations who are serving as representative payees. To conduct this evaluation, SSA created the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018, Section 103(b) Questionnaire. The Questionnaire will assess the representative payee data available from each State and determine if the State is willing to share the data it collects. We will email this one-time questionnaire to State agencies or non-governmental entities that provide Adult Protective Services, and will let them know that participation in the questionnaire is voluntary. We estimate we will receive one response per respondent, with one respondent per agency completing the questionnaire on the agency’s behalf. Our goal is to complete this study by June 30, 2022, so we can submit the required report to the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate in accordance with the SPSSBA’s mandates. The Respondents are State agencies and nongovernmental entities that provide Adult Protective Services to disability claimants under our OASDI and SSI programs. Type of Request: This is a new information collection. Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average hourly wage (dollars) * Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** Emailed Questionnaire ............................. 57 1 12 11 $12.15 $133.65 * We based this figure on average State Governmental Information Clerks hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data. ** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather, these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to respondents to complete the questionnaire. Date: September 9, 2019. Naomi Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–19678 Filed 9–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2019–0037] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed 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 one new 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Sep 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 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– 2019–0037]. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 later than November 12, 2019. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. Ohio Direct Referral Demonstration (ODRD)—0960–NEW Background SSA is requesting clearance to collect data necessary to conduct a random assignment evaluation of volunteers in Ohio who enroll in Ohio Direct Referral Demonstration (ODRD). SSA and Opportunities for Ohioan’s with Disabilities (OOD) will conduct the ODRD to test the effectiveness of providing direct referrals to vocational rehabilitation services for 18 and 19 year-olds who are, or may become, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients. The participants in the demonstration will be individuals ages 18 and 19 at the time of enrollment, who are either (1) applying for SSDI or SSI or (2) undergoing an age-18 redetermination of SSI eligibility. The ODRD is a joint effort by SSA and E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 177 (Thursday, September 12, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19678]


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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA-2019-0039]


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 one new 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: [email protected]
(SSA), Social Security Administration, OLCA, Attn: Reports Clearance 
Director, 3100 West High Rise, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 
21235, Fax: 410-966-2830, Email address: [email protected]

    Or you may submit your comments online through www.regulations.gov, 
referencing Docket ID Number [SSA-2019-0039].
    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 
November 12, 2019. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instruments by writing to the above email address.

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The Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 
2018, Section 103(b) Questionnaire--0960-NEW.

Background

    SSA pays monthly benefits to members of the public who qualify 
under the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program 
and who are eligible for the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) 
program. Some claimants who qualify for monthly payments under these 
programs are unable to manage their benefit payments. When SSA 
determines program participants incapable of managing or directing the 
management of their benefits, SSA sends the payments to a 
representative payee on the beneficiary's behalf. The representative 
payee is a person or organization designated by SSA to manage OASDI or 
SSI payments to meet the individual's basic needs, such as food, 
clothing, and shelter.

Explanation of Proposed Information Collection Tool

    To help ensure that appointed representatives are acting in the 
best interests of the claimants whom they represent, Section 103(b) of 
the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act 
(SPSSBA), Public Law 115-165, requires SSA to assess the administrative 
feasibility of improving information sharing with State agencies that 
provide Adult Protective Services about claimants with representative 
payees. Specifically, Section 103(b) of the SPSSBA asks us to evaluate 
the following:
     The assessment of an individual's need for a 
representative payee in connection with benefits to which the 
individual is entitled under Title II or Title XVI of the Social 
Security Act; and
     Oversight of the individuals and organizations who are 
serving as representative payees.
    To conduct this evaluation, SSA created the Strengthening 
Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018, Section 
103(b) Questionnaire. The Questionnaire will assess the representative 
payee data available from each State and determine if the State is 
willing to share the data it collects. We will email this one-time 
questionnaire to State agencies or non-governmental entities that 
provide Adult Protective Services, and will let them know that 
participation in the questionnaire is voluntary. We estimate we will 
receive one response per respondent, with one respondent per agency 
completing the questionnaire on the agency's behalf. Our goal is to 
complete this study by June 30, 2022, so we can submit the required 
report to the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate in 
accordance with the SPSSBA's mandates. The Respondents are State 
agencies and non-governmental entities that provide Adult Protective 
Services to disability claimants under our OASDI and SSI programs.
    Type of Request: This is a new information collection.

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                                                                                                                                           Total annual
                                                       Number of       Frequency of   Average  burden  Estimated total  Average  hourly    opportunity
              Modality of completion                  respondents        response      per  response    annual burden    wage (dollars)   cost (dollars)
                                                                                         (minutes)         (hours)             *                **
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Emailed Questionnaire.............................              57                1               12               11           $12.15          $133.65
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* We based this figure on average State Governmental Information Clerks hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather,
  these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to
  respondents to complete the questionnaire.


    Date: September 9, 2019.
Naomi Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2019-19678 Filed 9-11-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4191-02-P