Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 11174-11176 [2020-03847]

Download as PDF 11174 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 38 / Wednesday, February 26, 2020 / 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– FINRA–2020–005 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. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–FINRA–2020–005. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s internet website (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). 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 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of FINRA. 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 For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.83 Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–03772 Filed 2–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2020–0008] 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 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. Number of respondents Modality of completion khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–FINRA– 2020–005 and should be submitted on or before March 18, 2020. Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) (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– 2020–0008]. I. The information collection below is pending at SSA. SSA will submit it 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 27, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. Requests for Self-Employment Information, Employee Information, and Employer Information—20 CFR 422.120—0960–0508. When SSA cannot identify Form W–2 wage data for an individual, we place the data in an earnings suspense file and contact the individual (and in certain instances the employer) to obtain the correct information. If the respondent furnishes the name and Social Security Number (SSN) information that agrees with SSA’s records, or provides information that resolves the discrepancy, SSA adds the reported earnings to the respondent’s Social Security record. We use Forms SSA–L2765, SSA–L3365, and SSA–L4002 for this purpose. The respondents are self-employed individuals and employees whose name and SSN information do not agree with their employer’s and SSA’s records. 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–L2765 .............................................. SSA–L3365 .............................................. SSA–L4002 .............................................. 12,321 179,749 121,679 1 1 1 10 10 10 2,054 29,958 20,280 * 22.50 22.50 * 22.50 ** 46,215 ** 674,055 ** 456,300 Totals ................................................ 313,749 ........................ ........................ 52,292 ........................ ** 1,176,570 * We based these figures on average U.S. citizen’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. II. SSA submitted the information collection below to OMB for clearance. Your comments regarding this 83 17 information collection would be most useful if OMB and SSA receive them 30 days from the date of this publication. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than March 27, 2020. Individuals can obtain CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 11175 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 38 / Wednesday, February 26, 2020 / Notices copies of the OMB clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ ssa.gov. Consent Based Social Security Number Verification Process—20 CFR 400.100—0960–0760. The Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (CBSV) process is a feebased automated SSN verification service available to private businesses and other requesting parties. To use the system, private businesses and requesting parties must register with SSA and obtain valid consent from SSN holders prior to verification. We collect the information to verify if the submitted name and SSN match the information in SSA records. After completing a registration process and paying the fee, the requesting party can use the CBSV process to submit a file containing the names of number holders who gave valid consent, along with each number holder’s accompanying SSN and date of birth (if available) to obtain real-time results using a web service application or SSA’s Business Services Online (BSO) application. SSA matches the information against the SSA master file of SSNs, using SSN, name, date of birth, and gender code (if available). The requesting party retrieves the results file from SSA, which indicates only a match or no match for each SSN submitted. Under the CBSV process, the requesting party does not submit the consent forms of the number holders to SSA. SSA requires each requesting party to retain a valid consent form for each SSN verification request. The requesting party retains the consent forms in either electronic or paper format. SSA added a strong audit component to ensure the integrity of the CBSV process. At the discretion of the agency, we require audits (called ‘‘compliance reviews’’) with the requesting party Number of respondents Requirement Frequency of response Number of responses paying all audit costs. Independent certified public accounts (CPAs) conduct these reviews to ensure compliance with all the terms and conditions of the party’s agreement with SSA, including a review of the consent forms. CPAs conduct the reviews at the requesting party’s place of business to ensure the integrity of the process. In addition, SSA reserves the right to perform unannounced onsite inspections of the entire process, including review of the technical systems that maintain the data and transaction records. The respondents to the CBSV collection are the participating companies; members of the public who consent to the SSN verification; and CPAs who provide compliance review services. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Time Burden Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average burden per response (minutes) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** Participating Companies Registration process for new participating companies ............. Creation of file with SSN holder identification data; maintaining required documentation/forms ......................................... Using the system to upload request file, check status, and download results file .............................................................. Storing Consent Forms ............................................................. Activities related to compliance review ..................................... *** 10 1 10 120 20 * 36.98 ** 740 80 **** 251 20,080 60 20,080 * 36.98 ** 742,558 80 80 80 251 251 251 20,080 20,080 20,080 5 60 60 1,673 20,080 20,080 * 36.98 * 36.98 * 36.98 ** 61,868 ** 742,558 ** 742,558 Totals ................................................................................. 330 .................... 80,330 .................... 61,933 .................... ** 2,290,282 Participating Companies Who Opt for External Testing Environment (ETE) ETE Registration Process (includes reviewing and completing ETE User Agreement) ........................................................... Web Service Transactions ........................................................ Reporting Issues Encountered on Web service testing (e.g., reports on application’s reliability) ......................................... Reporting changes in users’ status (e.g., termination or changes in users’ employment status; changes in duties of authorized users) ................................................................... Cancellation of Agreement ........................................................ Dispute Resolution .................................................................... Totals ................................................................................. 30 30 1 50 1 1,500 180 1 90 25 * 36.98 * 36.98 ** 3,328 ** 925 30 50 1,500 1 25 * 36.98 ** 925 30 30 30 1 1 1 1 1 1 60 30 120 30 15 60 * 36.98 * 36.98 * 36.98 ** 1,109 ** 555 ** 2,219 180 .................... 3,004 .................... 245 .................... ** 9,061 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES People Whose SSNs SSA Will Verify Reading and signing authorization for SSA to release SSN verification (Form SSA–89) ................................................... Responding to CPA re-contact ................................................. 2,500,000 4,000 1 1 2,500,000 4,000 3 5 125,000 333 * 10.22 * 36.98 ** 1,277,500 ** 12,314 Totals ................................................................................. 2,504,000 .................... 2,504,000 .................... 125,333 .................... ** 1,289,814 * We based these figures on average Business and Financial operations occupations hourly salaries, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and per average DI payments, as reported in SSA’s disability insurance payment 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. *** One-time registration process/approximately 10 new participating companies per year. **** Please note there are 251 Federal business days per year on which a requesting party could submit a file. There is one CPA respondent conducting compliance reviews and preparing written reports of findings. The average burden per the 80 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 responses is 4,800 minutes for a total burden of 6,400 hours annually. PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Cost Burden The public cost burden is dependent upon the number of companies and transactions per year. In FY 2019, 80 E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 11176 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 38 / Wednesday, February 26, 2020 / Notices companies enrolled; 80 companies submitted an advance; and 70 actually performed verifications. The cost estimates below are based upon 80 participating companies in FY 2019 (includes an average of 10 new companies per year since 2016) submitting a total of 2,500,000 transactions. One-Time per Company Registration Fee—$5,000. Estimated per SSN Transaction Fee— $1.00. Estimated per Company Cost to Store Consent Forms—$300. Dated: February 21, 2020. Naomi Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–03847 Filed 2–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11044] 30 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: ECA Exchange Student Surveys Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment. DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) up to March 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following methods: • Email: oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control number in the subject line of your message. • Fax: 202–395–5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 to Tiffany Parkes-Moscova who may be reached on (202) 632–6359 or ParkesMoscovatm@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: ECA Exchange Student Surveys. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0210. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/PE/C/PY). • Form Number: SV2012–0007 (Foreign Exchange students). • Respondents: Exchange students from foreign countries participating in Department of State sponsored programs from 2020–2023. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 1500. • Estimated Number of Responses: 1500. • Average Time per Response: 15 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 375 hours. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection This collection of information is under the provisions of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act, as amended, and the Exchange Visitor Program regulations (22 CFR part 62), as applicable. The information collected will be used by the Department to ascertain whether there are any issues that would affect the safety and wellbeing of exchange program participants. Methodology The survey will be sent electronically via the Survey Monkey tool and responses collected electronically. If a PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 respondent requests a paper version of the survey it will be provided. Robert Ogburn, Director. [FR Doc. 2020–03821 Filed 2–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment To Dispose of 3.97 Acres at Bangor International Airport, Bangor ME Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the City of Bangor, MA to Dispose of 3.97 Acres at Bangor International Airport, Bangor, ME. The land is no longer needed for aviation purposes and can be disposed without affecting future aviation needs of the airport. The revenue generated by the disposal will be placed into the airport’s operation and maintenance fund. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may send comments using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow the instructions on providing comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W 12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Interested persons may inspect the request and supporting documents by contacting the FAA at the address listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jorge E. Panteli, Compliance and Land Use Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration New England Region Airports Division, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, Massachusetts, 01803. Telephone: 781–238–7618. SUMMARY: Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts on January 31, 2020. Julie Seltsam-Wilps, Deputy Director, ANE–600. [FR Doc. 2020–03781 Filed 2–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2020-0008]


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 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-2020-0008].
    I. The information collection below is pending at SSA. SSA will 
submit it 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 27, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instruments by writing to the above email address.
    Requests for Self-Employment Information, Employee Information, and 
Employer Information--20 CFR 422.120--0960-0508. When SSA cannot 
identify Form W-2 wage data for an individual, we place the data in an 
earnings suspense file and contact the individual (and in certain 
instances the employer) to obtain the correct information. If the 
respondent furnishes the name and Social Security Number (SSN) 
information that agrees with SSA's records, or provides information 
that resolves the discrepancy, SSA adds the reported earnings to the 
respondent's Social Security record. We use Forms SSA-L2765, SSA-L3365, 
and SSA-L4002 for this purpose. The respondents are self-employed 
individuals and employees whose name and SSN information do not agree 
with their employer's and SSA's records.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                              Average
                                                                                              Average        Estimated      theoretical    Total annual
                 Modality of completion                      Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual     hourly cost     opportunity
                                                            respondents      response        response         burden          amount           cost
                                                                                             (minutes)        (hours)       (dollars) *    (dollars) **
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SSA-L2765...............................................          12,321               1              10           2,054         * 22.50       ** 46,215
SSA-L3365...............................................         179,749               1              10          29,958           22.50      ** 674,055
SSA-L4002...............................................         121,679               1              10          20,280         * 22.50      ** 456,300
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    Totals..............................................         313,749  ..............  ..............          52,292  ..............    ** 1,176,570
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* We based these figures on average U.S. citizen'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.

    II. SSA submitted the information collection below to OMB for 
clearance. Your comments regarding this information collection would be 
most useful if OMB and SSA receive them 30 days from the date of this 
publication. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them 
no later than March 27, 2020. Individuals can obtain

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copies of the OMB clearance packages by writing to 
[email protected].
    Consent Based Social Security Number Verification Process--20 CFR 
400.100--0960-0760. The Consent Based Social Security Number 
Verification (CBSV) process is a fee-based automated SSN verification 
service available to private businesses and other requesting parties. 
To use the system, private businesses and requesting parties must 
register with SSA and obtain valid consent from SSN holders prior to 
verification. We collect the information to verify if the submitted 
name and SSN match the information in SSA records. After completing a 
registration process and paying the fee, the requesting party can use 
the CBSV process to submit a file containing the names of number 
holders who gave valid consent, along with each number holder's 
accompanying SSN and date of birth (if available) to obtain real-time 
results using a web service application or SSA's Business Services 
Online (BSO) application. SSA matches the information against the SSA 
master file of SSNs, using SSN, name, date of birth, and gender code 
(if available). The requesting party retrieves the results file from 
SSA, which indicates only a match or no match for each SSN submitted.
    Under the CBSV process, the requesting party does not submit the 
consent forms of the number holders to SSA. SSA requires each 
requesting party to retain a valid consent form for each SSN 
verification request. The requesting party retains the consent forms in 
either electronic or paper format.
    SSA added a strong audit component to ensure the integrity of the 
CBSV process. At the discretion of the agency, we require audits 
(called ``compliance reviews'') with the requesting party paying all 
audit costs. Independent certified public accounts (CPAs) conduct these 
reviews to ensure compliance with all the terms and conditions of the 
party's agreement with SSA, including a review of the consent forms. 
CPAs conduct the reviews at the requesting party's place of business to 
ensure the integrity of the process. In addition, SSA reserves the 
right to perform unannounced onsite inspections of the entire process, 
including review of the technical systems that maintain the data and 
transaction records. The respondents to the CBSV collection are the 
participating companies; members of the public who consent to the SSN 
verification; and CPAs who provide compliance review services.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

Time Burden

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                                                                                                                                                Total
                                                                                                        Average     Estimated     Average       annual
                                                                Number of    Frequency    Number of    burden per     total     theoretical  opportunity
                         Requirement                           respondents  of response   responses     response      annual    hourly cost      cost
                                                                                                       (minutes)      burden       amount     (dollars)
                                                                                                                     (hours)    (dollars) *       **
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                                                                 Participating Companies
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Registration process for new participating companies.........       *** 10            1           10          120           20      * 36.98       ** 740
Creation of file with SSN holder identification data;                   80     **** 251       20,080           60       20,080      * 36.98   ** 742,558
 maintaining required documentation/forms....................
Using the system to upload request file, check status, and              80          251       20,080            5        1,673      * 36.98    ** 61,868
 download results file.......................................
Storing Consent Forms........................................           80          251       20,080           60       20,080      * 36.98   ** 742,558
Activities related to compliance review......................           80          251       20,080           60       20,080      * 36.98   ** 742,558
rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    Totals...................................................          330  ...........       80,330  ...........       61,933  ...........           **
                                                                                                                                               2,290,282
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                                         Participating Companies Who Opt for External Testing Environment (ETE)
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ETE Registration Process (includes reviewing and completing             30            1            1          180           90      * 36.98     ** 3,328
 ETE User Agreement).........................................
Web Service Transactions.....................................           30           50        1,500            1           25      * 36.98       ** 925
Reporting Issues Encountered on Web service testing (e.g.,              30           50        1,500            1           25      * 36.98       ** 925
 reports on application's reliability).......................
Reporting changes in users' status (e.g., termination or                30            1            1           60           30      * 36.98     ** 1,109
 changes in users' employment status; changes in duties of
 authorized users)...........................................
Cancellation of Agreement....................................           30            1            1           30           15      * 36.98       ** 555
Dispute Resolution...........................................           30            1            1          120           60      * 36.98     ** 2,219
rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    Totals...................................................          180  ...........        3,004  ...........          245  ...........     ** 9,061
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                                                            People Whose SSNs SSA Will Verify
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Reading and signing authorization for SSA to release SSN         2,500,000            1    2,500,000            3      125,000      * 10.22           **
 verification (Form SSA-89)..................................                                                                                  1,277,500
Responding to CPA re-contact.................................        4,000            1        4,000            5          333      * 36.98    ** 12,314
rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    Totals...................................................    2,504,000  ...........    2,504,000  ...........      125,333  ...........           **
                                                                                                                                               1,289,814
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* We based these figures on average Business and Financial operations occupations hourly salaries, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and
  per average DI payments, as reported in SSA's disability insurance payment 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.
*** One-time registration process/approximately 10 new participating companies per year.
**** Please note there are 251 Federal business days per year on which a requesting party could submit a file.

    There is one CPA respondent conducting compliance reviews and 
preparing written reports of findings. The average burden per the 80 
responses is 4,800 minutes for a total burden of 6,400 hours annually.

Cost Burden

    The public cost burden is dependent upon the number of companies 
and transactions per year. In FY 2019, 80

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companies enrolled; 80 companies submitted an advance; and 70 actually 
performed verifications. The cost estimates below are based upon 80 
participating companies in FY 2019 (includes an average of 10 new 
companies per year since 2016) submitting a total of 2,500,000 
transactions.
    One-Time per Company Registration Fee--$5,000.
    Estimated per SSN Transaction Fee--$1.00.
    Estimated per Company Cost to Store Consent Forms--$300.

    Dated: February 21, 2020.
Naomi Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-03847 Filed 2-25-20; 8:45 am]
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