Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request, 6671-6674 [2020-02176]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 24 / Wednesday, February 5, 2020 / Notices the Exchange consents, the Commission will: A. By order approve or disapprove such proposed rule change, or B. institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– CboeEDGA–2020–003 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549–1090. 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Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for website viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549 on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change. Persons submitting comments are cautioned that we do not redact or edit personal identifying information from comment submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Feb 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 Number SR–CboeEDGA–2020–003 and should be submitted on or before February 26, 2020. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.28 J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–02187 Filed 2–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 6671 there are ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information. Title: ‘‘Community Advantage Lender Participation Application’’. Description of Respondents: SBA Lenders. Form Number: 2301. Annual Responses: 29. Annual Burden: 203. Curtis Rich, Management Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–02218 Filed 2–4–20; 8:45 am] SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BILLING CODE P Data Collection Available for Public Comments SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION 60 Day Notice and request for comments. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Small Business Administration’s intentions to request approval on a new and/or currently approved information collection. DATES: Submit comments on or before April 6, 2020. ADDRESSES: Send all comments regarding whether this information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, whether the burden estimates are accurate, and if there are ways to minimize the estimated burden and enhance the quality of the collections to Daniel Upham, Chief, Microenterprise Development Division, Office of Financial Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20416. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Upham, Chief, Microenterprise Development Division, (202) 205–7001, Daniel.upham@sba.gov, or Curtis B. Rich, Management Analyst, (202) 205– 7030 curtis.rich@sba.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This revised information collection is submitted to SBA by lenders that are applying for participation in SBA’s Community Advantage Pilot Program. SBA uses the information to evaluate the lenders eligibility and qualifications for participation in the pilot program. SUMMARY: Solicitation of Public Comments SBA is requesting comments on (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the agency to properly perform its functions; (b) whether the burden estimates are accurate; (c) whether there are ways to minimize the burden, including through the use of automated techniques or other forms of information technology; and (d) whether 28 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00175 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Docket No. SSA–2020–0003] 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 revisions of OMB-approved information collections. 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– 2020–0003]. 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 April 6, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. E:\FR\FM\05FEN1.SGM 05FEN1 6672 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 24 / Wednesday, February 5, 2020 / Notices 1. Request for Corrections of Earnings Record—20 CFR 404.820 and 20 CFR 422.125—0960–0029. Individuals alleging inaccurate earnings records in SSA’s files use paper Form SSA–7008, or a personal interview during which SSA employees key their answers into our electronic Earnings Modernization Item Correction system, to provide the information SSA needs to check earnings posted, and, as necessary, initiate development to resolve any Number of respondents Modality of completion Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response inaccuracies. The respondents are individuals who request correction of earnings posted to their Social Security earnings record. Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information collection. Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Total Annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** SSA–7008 ................................................ In-person or telephone interview ............. 28,734 337,500 1 1 28 10 13,409 56,250 * 22.50 * 22.50 ** 301,703 ** 1,265,625 Totals ................................................ 366,234 ........................ ........................ 69,659 ........................ ** 1,567,328 * We based this figure on average U.S. worker’s hourly wages, 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 application. 2. Application for a Social Security Number Card, the Social Security Number Application Process (SSNAP), and internet SSN Replacement Card (iSSNRC) Application—20 CFR 422.103—422.110—0960–0066. SSA collects information on the SS–5 (used in the United States) and SS–5–FS (used outside the United States) to issue original or replacement Social Security cards. SSA also enters the application data into the SSNAP application when issuing a card via telephone or in person. In addition, hospitals collect the same information on SSA’s behalf for newborn children through the Enumeration-at-Birth process. In this process, parents of newborns provide hospital birth registration clerks with information required to register these newborns. Hospitals send this information to State Bureaus of Vital Number of respondents jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Application scenario Respondents who do not have to provide parents’ SSNs ...................................... Adult U.S. Citizens requesting a replacement card with no changes through the iSSNRC modality ........................... Adult U.S. Citizens providing information to receive a replacement card through the oSSNAP modality *** ...................... Respondents whom we ask to provide parents’ SSNs (when applying for original SSN cards for children under age 12) ................................................. Applicants age 12 or older who need to answer additional questions so SSA can determine whether we previously assigned an SSN ................................. Applicants asking for a replacement SSN card beyond the allowable limits (i.e., who must provide additional documentation to accompany the application) ....................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Feb 04, 2020 Statistics (BVS), and they send the information to SSA’s National Computer Center. SSA then uploads the data to the SSA mainframe along with all other enumeration data, and we assign the newborn a Social Security number (SSN) and issue a Social Security card. Respondents can also use these modalities to request a change in their SSN records. In addition, the iSSNRC internet application collects information similar to the paper SS–5 for no-change replacement SSN cards for adult U.S. citizens. The iSSNRC modality allows certain applicants for SSN replacement cards to complete the internet application and submit the required evidence online rather than completing a paper Form SS–5. Finally, the new Online Social Security Number Application Process (oSSNAP) collects information similar to the paper SS–5 Jkt 250001 Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response for no change, with the exception of name change, replacement SSN cards for U.S Citizens (adult and minor children). oSSNAP will allow certain applicants for SSN replacement cards to start the application process on-line, receive a list of evidentiary documents, and then submit the application data to SSA for further processing by SSA employees. Applicants will need to visit a local SSA office to complete the application process. The respondents for this collection are applicants for original and replacement Social Security cards, or individuals who wish to change information in their SSN records, who use any of the modalities described above. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** 7,380,000 1 9 1,107,000 * 22.50 ** 24,907,500 1,350,000 1 5 112,500 * 22.50 ** 2,531,250 3,500,000 1 5 291,667 * 22.50 ** 6,562,508 190,000 1 9 28,500 * 22.50 ** 641,250 910,000 1 10 151,667 * 22.50 ** 3,412,508 7,250 1 60 7,250 * 22.50 ** 163,125 PO 00000 Frm 00176 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\05FEN1.SGM 05FEN1 6673 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 24 / Wednesday, February 5, 2020 / Notices Number of respondents Application scenario Authorization information Authorization information to SSA to obtain personal cover letter ......................... to SSA to obtain personal follow-up cover letter ......... Totals ................................................ Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** 500 1 15 125 * 22.50 ** 2,813 500 1 15 125 * 22.50 ** 2,813 13,338,250 ........................ ........................ 1,698,834 ........................ ** 38,223,767 * We based this figure on average U.S. worker’s hourly wages (based on BLS.gov 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 application. *** The number of respondents for this modality is an estimate based on google analytics data for the SS–5 form downloads from SSA.Gov. 3. Petition for Authorization to Charge and Collect a Fee for Services Before the Social Security Administration—20 CFR 404.1720—404.1730; 20 CFR 416.1520— 416.1530—0960–0104. A Social Security claimant’s representative, whether an attorney or a non-attorney, uses Form SSA–1560 to petition SSA for authorization to charge and collect a fee for their services as a representative. In addition, the representatives indicate on the form if they have been disbarred or suspended from a court or bar to which they were previously admitted to practice as an attorney; or if they have been disqualified from appearing before a Federal program or agency. SSA must authorize a fee to the representative, if the representative requests to be paid from the expected past-due benefits of the claimant. The representative submits the SSA–1560 after a claim decision, or any time when the representation is terminated, to request authorization to charge and collect a fee under the fee petition process. Since this information is mandated by regulation, the form is mandatory for the representative to obtain authorization to charge and collect a fee. SSA collects the information on a claim-by-claim basis, if the individual representatives decide to use this option to receive authorization of a fee, and representatives must submit the documentation once per claim. SSA employees then evaluate and process the request for authorization of a fee. The respondents are representatives who use this form to request a fee via the fee petition process. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** SSA–1560 ................................................ 24,153 1 30 12,077 * 72.21 ** 872,080 * We based this figure on average lawyer’s salary (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes231011.htm). ** 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 application. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 4. Development of Participation in a Vocational Rehabilitation or Similar Program—20 CFR 404.316(c), 404.337(c), 404.352(d), 404.1586(g), 404.1596, 404.1597(a), 404.327, 404.328, 416.1321(d), 416.1331(a)–(b), and 416.1338, 416.1402–0960–0282. State Disability Determination Services (DDS) determine if Social Security disability payment recipients whose disability ceased and who participate in vocational rehabilitation programs may continue to receive disability payments. To do this, DDSs need information about the recipients; the types of program participation; and the services they receive under the rehabilitation program. SSA uses Form SSA–4290 to collect this information. The respondents are State employment networks, vocational rehabilitation agencies, or other providers of educational or job training services. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** SSA–4290–F5 .......................................... 3,000 1 15 750 * 17.22 ** 12,915 * We based this figure on average Social and Human Service Assistant’s 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 application. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Feb 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00177 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\05FEN1.SGM 05FEN1 6674 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 24 / Wednesday, February 5, 2020 / Notices Dated: January 30, 2020. Naomi Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–02176 Filed 2–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Notice of Product Exclusions: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of product exclusions. AGENCY: In September of 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $200 billion as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated a product exclusion process in June 2019, and interested persons have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative’s determination to grant certain exclusion requests, as specified in the Annex to this notice, and corrects technical errors in previously announced exclusions. DATES: The product exclusions announced in this notice will apply as of September 24, 2018, the effective date of the $200 billion action, to August 7, 2020. The amendments announced in this notice are retroactive to the date the original exclusions were published. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions about this notice, contact Assistant General Counsels Philip Butler or Megan Grimball, or Director of Industrial Goods Justin Hoffmann at (202) 395–5725. For specific questions on customs classification or implementation of the product exclusions identified in the Annex to this notice, contact traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES A. Background For background on the proceedings in this investigation, please see the prior notices issued in the investigation, including 82 FR 40213 (August 23, 2017), 83 FR 14906 (April 6, 2018), 83 FR 28710 (June 20, 2018), 83 FR 33608 (July 17, 2018), 83 FR 38760 (August 7, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Feb 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 2018), 83 FR 47974 (September 21, 2018), 83 FR 49153 (September 28, 2018), 83 FR 65198 (December 19, 2018), 84 FR 7966 (March 5, 2019), 84 FR 20459 (May 9, 2019), 84 FR 29576 (June 24, 2019), 84 FRN 38717 (August 7, 2019), 84 FR 46212 (September 3, 2019), 84 FR 49591 (September 20, 2019), 84 FR 57803 (October 28, 2019), 84 FR 61674 (November 13, 2019), 84 FR 65882 (November 29, 2019), 84 FR 69012 (December 17, 2019), and 85 FR 549 (January 6, 2020). Effective September 24, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional 10 percent duties on goods of China classified in 5,757 full and partial subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), with an approximate annual trade value of $200 billion. See 83 FR 47974, as modified by 83 FR 49153. In May 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative increased the additional duty to 25 percent. See 84 FR 20459. On June 24, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative established a process by which U.S. stakeholders may request exclusion of particular products classified within an 8-digit HTSUS subheading covered by the $200 billion action from the additional duties. See 84 FR 29576 (the June 24 notice). Under the June 24 notice, requests for exclusion had to identify the product subject to the request in terms of the physical characteristics that distinguish the product from other products within the relevant 8-digit subheading covered by the $200 billion action. Requestors also had to provide the 10-digit subheading of the HTSUS most applicable to the particular product requested for exclusion, and could submit information on the ability of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to administer the requested exclusion. Requestors were asked to provide the quantity and value of the Chinese-origin product that the requestor purchased in the last three years. With regard to the rationale for the requested exclusion, requests had to address the following factors: • Whether the particular product is available only from China and specifically whether the particular product and/or a comparable product is available from sources in the United States and/or third countries. • Whether the imposition of additional duties on the particular product would cause severe economic harm to the requestor or other U.S. interests. • Whether the particular product is strategically important or related to ‘‘Made in China 2025’’ or other Chinese industrial programs. PO 00000 Frm 00178 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The June 24 notice stated that the U.S. Trade Representative would take into account whether an exclusion would undermine the objective of the Section 301 investigation. The June 24 notice required submission of requests for exclusion from the $200 billion action no later than September 30, 2019, and noted that the U.S. Trade Representative would periodically announce decisions. In August 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative granted an initial set of exclusion requests. See 84 FR 38717. The U.S. Trade Representative granted additional exclusions in September 2019, October 2019, November 2019, December 2019, and January 2020. See 84 FR 49591, 84 FR 57803, 84 FR 61674, 84 FR 65882, 84 FR 69012, 85 FR 549. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) regularly updates the status of each pending request on the USTR Exclusions Portal at https://exclusions.ustr.gov/s/ docket?docketNumber=USTR-20190005. B. Determination To Grant Certain Exclusions Based on the evaluation of the factors set forth in the June 24 notice, which are summarized above, pursuant to sections 301(b), 301(c), and 307(a) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, and in accordance with the advice of the interagency Section 301 Committee, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined to grant the product exclusions set forth in the Annex to this notice. The U.S. Trade Representative’s determination also takes into account advice from advisory committees and any public comments on the pertinent exclusion requests. As set forth in the Annex, the exclusions are reflected in 2 10-digit HTSUS subheadings, which cover 52 requests, and 117 specially prepared product descriptions, which cover 156 separate exclusion requests. In accordance with the June 24 notice, the exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request. Further, the scope of each exclusion is governed by the scope of the product descriptions in the Annex, and not by the product descriptions found in any particular request for exclusion. Subparagraphs A(3–7) of the Annex contain conforming amendments to the HTSUS reflecting the modifications made by the Annex. Paragraph B of the Annex contains amendments reflecting technical corrections to the specially prepared product descriptions in certain notes to the HTSUS, specifically U.S. E:\FR\FM\05FEN1.SGM 05FEN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA-2020-0003]


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 revisions of OMB-approved information collections.
    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-2020-0003].
    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 
April 6, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instruments by writing to the above email address.

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    1. Request for Corrections of Earnings Record--20 CFR 404.820 and 
20 CFR 422.125--0960-0029. Individuals alleging inaccurate earnings 
records in SSA's files use paper Form SSA-7008, or a personal interview 
during which SSA employees key their answers into our electronic 
Earnings Modernization Item Correction system, to provide the 
information SSA needs to check earnings posted, and, as necessary, 
initiate development to resolve any inaccuracies. The respondents are 
individuals who request correction of earnings posted to their Social 
Security earnings record. Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved 
information collection.

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                                                                                                                              Average
                                                                                          Average burden     Estimated      theoretical    Total Annual
                 Modality of completion                      Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual     hourly cost     opportunity
                                                            respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)      amount      cost (dollars)
                                                                                                                            (dollars) *         **
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SSA-7008................................................          28,734               1              28          13,409         * 22.50      ** 301,703
In-person or telephone interview........................         337,500               1              10          56,250         * 22.50    ** 1,265,625
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    Totals..............................................         366,234  ..............  ..............          69,659  ..............    ** 1,567,328
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* We based this figure on average U.S. worker's hourly wages, 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 application.

    2. Application for a Social Security Number Card, the Social 
Security Number Application Process (SSNAP), and internet SSN 
Replacement Card (iSSNRC) Application--20 CFR 422.103--422.110--0960-
0066. SSA collects information on the SS-5 (used in the United States) 
and SS-5-FS (used outside the United States) to issue original or 
replacement Social Security cards. SSA also enters the application data 
into the SSNAP application when issuing a card via telephone or in 
person. In addition, hospitals collect the same information on SSA's 
behalf for newborn children through the Enumeration-at-Birth process. 
In this process, parents of newborns provide hospital birth 
registration clerks with information required to register these 
newborns. Hospitals send this information to State Bureaus of Vital 
Statistics (BVS), and they send the information to SSA's National 
Computer Center. SSA then uploads the data to the SSA mainframe along 
with all other enumeration data, and we assign the newborn a Social 
Security number (SSN) and issue a Social Security card. Respondents can 
also use these modalities to request a change in their SSN records. In 
addition, the iSSNRC internet application collects information similar 
to the paper SS-5 for no-change replacement SSN cards for adult U.S. 
citizens. The iSSNRC modality allows certain applicants for SSN 
replacement cards to complete the internet application and submit the 
required evidence online rather than completing a paper Form SS-5. 
Finally, the new Online Social Security Number Application Process 
(oSSNAP) collects information similar to the paper SS-5 for no change, 
with the exception of name change, replacement SSN cards for U.S 
Citizens (adult and minor children). oSSNAP will allow certain 
applicants for SSN replacement cards to start the application process 
on-line, receive a list of evidentiary documents, and then submit the 
application data to SSA for further processing by SSA employees. 
Applicants will need to visit a local SSA office to complete the 
application process. The respondents for this collection are applicants 
for original and replacement Social Security cards, or individuals who 
wish to change information in their SSN records, who use any of the 
modalities described above.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                              Average
                                                                                          Average burden     Estimated      theoretical    Total annual
                  Application scenario                       Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual     hourly cost     opportunity
                                                            respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)      amount      cost (dollars)
                                                                                                                            (dollars) *         **
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Respondents who do not have to provide parents' SSNs....       7,380,000               1               9       1,107,000         * 22.50   ** 24,907,500
Adult U.S. Citizens requesting a replacement card with         1,350,000               1               5         112,500         * 22.50    ** 2,531,250
 no changes through the iSSNRC modality.................
Adult U.S. Citizens providing information to receive a         3,500,000               1               5         291,667         * 22.50    ** 6,562,508
 replacement card through the oSSNAP modality ***.......
Respondents whom we ask to provide parents' SSNs (when           190,000               1               9          28,500         * 22.50      ** 641,250
 applying for original SSN cards for children under age
 12)....................................................
Applicants age 12 or older who need to answer additional         910,000               1              10         151,667         * 22.50    ** 3,412,508
 questions so SSA can determine whether we previously
 assigned an SSN........................................
Applicants asking for a replacement SSN card beyond the            7,250               1              60           7,250         * 22.50      ** 163,125
 allowable limits (i.e., who must provide additional
 documentation to accompany the application)............

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Authorization to SSA to obtain personal information                  500               1              15             125         * 22.50        ** 2,813
 cover letter...........................................
Authorization to SSA to obtain personal information                  500               1              15             125         * 22.50        ** 2,813
 follow-up cover letter.................................
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    Totals..............................................      13,338,250  ..............  ..............       1,698,834  ..............   ** 38,223,767
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* We based this figure on average U.S. worker's hourly wages (based on BLS.gov 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 application.
*** The number of respondents for this modality is an estimate based on google analytics data for the SS-5 form downloads from SSA.Gov.

    3. Petition for Authorization to Charge and Collect a Fee for 
Services Before the Social Security Administration--20 CFR 404.1720--
404.1730; 20 CFR 416.1520--416.1530--0960-0104. A Social Security 
claimant's representative, whether an attorney or a non-attorney, uses 
Form SSA-1560 to petition SSA for authorization to charge and collect a 
fee for their services as a representative. In addition, the 
representatives indicate on the form if they have been disbarred or 
suspended from a court or bar to which they were previously admitted to 
practice as an attorney; or if they have been disqualified from 
appearing before a Federal program or agency. SSA must authorize a fee 
to the representative, if the representative requests to be paid from 
the expected past-due benefits of the claimant. The representative 
submits the SSA-1560 after a claim decision, or any time when the 
representation is terminated, to request authorization to charge and 
collect a fee under the fee petition process. Since this information is 
mandated by regulation, the form is mandatory for the representative to 
obtain authorization to charge and collect a fee. SSA collects the 
information on a claim-by-claim basis, if the individual 
representatives decide to use this option to receive authorization of a 
fee, and representatives must submit the documentation once per claim. 
SSA employees then evaluate and process the request for authorization 
of a fee. The respondents are representatives who use this form to 
request a fee via the fee petition process.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                            Average
                                                                                       Average burden  Estimated total    theoretical      Total annual
              Modality of completion                   Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden     hourly cost      opportunity
                                                      respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)           amount       cost (dollars)
                                                                                                                          (dollars) *           **
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SSA-1560..........................................          24,153                1               30           12,077          * 72.21       ** 872,080
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* We based this figure on average lawyer's salary (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes231011.htm).
** 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 application.

    4. Development of Participation in a Vocational Rehabilitation or 
Similar Program--20 CFR 404.316(c), 404.337(c), 404.352(d), 
404.1586(g), 404.1596, 404.1597(a), 404.327, 404.328, 416.1321(d), 
416.1331(a)-(b), and 416.1338, 416.1402-0960-0282. State Disability 
Determination Services (DDS) determine if Social Security disability 
payment recipients whose disability ceased and who participate in 
vocational rehabilitation programs may continue to receive disability 
payments. To do this, DDSs need information about the recipients; the 
types of program participation; and the services they receive under the 
rehabilitation program. SSA uses Form SSA-4290 to collect this 
information. The respondents are State employment networks, vocational 
rehabilitation agencies, or other providers of educational or job 
training services.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                            Average
                                                                                       Average burden  Estimated total    theoretical      Total annual
              Modality of completion                   Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden     hourly cost      opportunity
                                                      respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)           amount       cost (dollars)
                                                                                                                          (dollars) *           **
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SSA-4290-F5.......................................           3,000                1               15              750          * 17.22        ** 12,915
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* We based this figure on average Social and Human Service Assistant's 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 application.



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    Dated: January 30, 2020.
Naomi Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-02176 Filed 2-4-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4191-02-P