Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request, 13967-13969 [2020-04807]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 47 / Tuesday, March 10, 2020 / Notices SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services,100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549–2736. Extension: Rule 203A–2(e), SEC File No. 270–501, OMB Control No. 3235–0559 Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (‘‘PRA’’), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collections of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. Rule 203A–2(e),1 which is entitled ‘‘internet Investment Advisers,’’ exempts from the prohibition on Commission registration an internet investment adviser who provides investment advice to all of its clients exclusively through computer softwarebased models or applications, termed under the rule as ‘‘interactive websites.’’ 2 These advisers generally would not meet the statutory thresholds currently set out in section 203A of the Advisers Act 3—they do not manage $25 million or more in assets and do not advise registered investment companies, or they manage between $25 million and $100 million in assets, do not advise registered investment companies or business development companies, and are required to be registered as investment advisers with the states in which they maintain their principal offices and places of business and are subject to examination as an adviser by such states.4 Eligibility under rule 203A–2(e) is conditioned on an adviser maintaining in an easily accessible place, for a period of not less than five years from the filing of Form ADV,5 a 1 17 CFR 275.203A–2(e). in rule 203A–2(e) is a limited exception to the interactive website requirement which allows these advisers to provide investment advice to fewer than 15 clients through other means on an annual basis. 17 CFR 275.203A–2(e)(1)(i). The rule also precludes advisers in a control relationship with an SEC-registered internet adviser from registering with the Commission under the common control exemption provided by rule 203A– 2(b) (17 CFR 275.203A–2(b)). 17 CFR 275.203A– 2(e)(1)(iii). 3 15 U.S.C. 80b–3a(a). 4 Id. 5 The five-year record retention period is a similar recordkeeping retention period as imposed on all khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 2 Included VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 record demonstrating that the adviser’s advisory business has been conducted through an interactive website in accordance with the rule.6 This record maintenance requirement is a ‘‘collection of information’’ for PRA purposes. The Commission believes that approximately 181 advisers are registered with the Commission under rule 203A–2(e), which involves a recordkeeping requirement of approximately four burden hours per year per adviser and results in an estimated 724 of total burden hours (4 × 181) for all advisers. This collection of information is mandatory, as it is used by Commission staff in its examination and oversight program in order to determine continued Commission registration eligibility for advisers registered under this rule. Responses generally are kept confidential pursuant to section 210(b) of the Advisers Act.7 Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the Commission’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number. Please direct your written comments to David Bottom, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Cynthia Roscoe, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549; or send an email to: PRA_ Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: March 5, 2020. J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–04875 Filed 3–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P advisers under rule 204–2 of the Advisers Act. See rule 204–2 (17 CFR 275.204–2). 6 17 CFR 275.203A–2(e)(1)(ii). 7 15 U.S.C. 80b–10(a). PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13967 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA–2020–0011] Agency Information Collection Activities: 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– 2020–0011]. 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 April 9, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB clearance package by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ ssa.gov. Electronic Consent Based Social Security Number Verification—20 CFR 400.100—0960–NEW. The electronic Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (eCBSV) is a fee-based Social Security Number (SSN) verification service that will allow permitted entities (a financial institution or service provider, subsidiary, affiliate, agent, subcontractor, or assignee of a financial institution as defined by Section 509 of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, 42 E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1 13968 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 47 / Tuesday, March 10, 2020 / Notices U.S.C.A. 405b(b)(4), Pub. L. 115–174, Title II, 215(b)(4)) to verify an individual’s SSN based on the SSN holder’s signed consent in connection with a credit transaction or any circumstance described in section 604 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. 1681b). Background We are creating this system due to section 215 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act of 2018 (Banking Bill), Public Law 115–174. Permitted entities will be able to submit an SSN, name, and date of birth (DOB) to SSA for verification via an application programming interface. The purpose of the information collection is for SSA to verify for the permitted entity that the submitted name, DOB, and SSN matches, or does not match, the data contained in our records. After completing the enrollment process, paying for services, and obtaining SSN holder consent, the permitted entity submits the names, DOBs, and SSNs of number holders who gave valid consents to the eCBSV service. SSA matches the information against our Master File, using SSN, name, and DOB. The eCBSV Service will respond in real time with a match/no match indicator (and an indicator if our records show that the SSN Holder died). SSA does not provide specific information on what data elements did not match, nor does SSA provide any SSNs or other Consent Requirements Under eCBSV, the permitted entity does not submit the number holder’s consent documents to SSA. SSA requires each permitted entity to retain a valid consent for each SSN verification request for a period of five years from the date of receipt of the consent form. The Banking Bill permits a Financial Institution’s service provider, subsidiary, affiliate, agent, subcontractor, or assignee to seek verification of the SSN Holder’s SSN on behalf of a financial institution pursuant to the terms of the SSN Holder’s consent. In this case, the permitted entity shall ensure that the Financial Institution use the verification only for the purposes stated in the consent, and make no further use or disclosure of the verified SSN. The relationship will be subject to the contractual obligations as specified in the User Agreement with which the permitted entity must concur. Compliance Review SSA requires each permitted entity to undergo compliance reviews to ensure the permitted entities obtained valid consent from number holders. An SSA approved certified public accountant (CPA) firm will conduct the compliance reviews. The reviews will ensure the permitted entities meet all terms and Number of respondents Requirement (a) Complete eCBSV enrollment process *** ................................ (a) Configure customer system for ability to send in verification requests .................................... (a) People whose SSNs SSA will verify—Reading and Signing .... (a) Sending in the verification request, calling our system, getting a response ......................... (b) Follow SSA requirements to configure application program interface .................................... (c) CPA Compliance Review and Report **** ................................. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES identifying information. In addition, the verification does not authenticate the identity of individuals or conclusively prove the individuals we verify are who they claim to be. Totals .................................... Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response conditions of the User Agreement. The eCBSV fee will include all compliance review costs. In general, all eCBSV users will be subject to an audit within the first three years after they begin using the system, with subsequent additional reviews to be conducted periodically afterward. The CPA follows review standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and contained in the Generally Accepted Government Audit Standards (GAGAS). At any time, SSA may conduct onsite inspections of the requester’s site, including a systems review, to ensure they adhered to the applicable requirements associated with collection and maintenance of consent forms, and to assess systems security overall. The respondents to the eCBSV collection are the permitted entities; members of the public who consent to the SSN verification; and CPAs who provide compliance review services. Type of Request: Request for a new information collection. Note: Anyone who wishes to see revised versions of the draft ICR collection instruments, an explanation of the changes SSA made to these draft instruments, and all other ICR documents (including the Supporting Statement and summary of public comments) may do so at https:// www.ssa.gov/dataexchange/eCBSV/ index.html beginning from the morning of publication of this notice. Time Burden Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Total annual Opportunity cost (dollars) ** 10 1 120 20 * $36.98 ** $740 10 1 2,400 400 * 36.98 ** 14,792 307,000,000 1 3 15,350,000 * 10.22 ** 156,877,000 307,000,000 1 1 5,116,667 * 36.98 ** 189,214,346 10 1 4,800 800 * 36.98 ** 29,584 10 1 4,800 800 * 33.89 ** 27,112 614,000,040 ........................ ........................ 20,468,687 .............................. ** 346,163,574 * We based these figures on average Business and Financial operations occupations and Certified Public Accountants’ hourly salaries, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and per average Disability Insurance (DI) payments, as reported in SSA’s DI 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. *** The enrollment process entails reviewing and completing eCBSV User Agreement and financial requirements package; visiting the Department of the Treasury’s Pay.gov to make payment for services; and submitting a permitted entity certification via email. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 47 / Tuesday, March 10, 2020 / Notices 13969 **** There will be one CPA firm respondent (an SSA-approved contractor) to conduct compliance reviews and prepare written reports of findings on the 10 permitted entities. Cost Burden The public cost burden is dependent upon the number of permitted entities and annual transaction volume. In FY 2019, 10 companies enrolled out of 123 applications received to participate in eCBSV. We based the cost estimates below on 10 participating permitted entities in FY 2020 submitting an anticipated volume of 307,000,000 transactions. The Banking Bill requires that we collect at least 50 percent of the ECBSV start-up costs (i.e., that we collect $9.2 million) before we may begin development of the eCBSV verification system. SSA will recover the remaining development costs over three years using the following tier fee schedule: TIER FEE SCHEDULE Tier (1 (2 (3 (4 (5 Volume threshold ........................................................................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................................................................ Each enrolled permitted entity will be required to remit the above tier based subscription fee for the 365-day agreement period and the appropriate administrative fee. We will charge newly enrolled entities a startup administrative fee of $3,693. After the initial year, we will charge the entities a renewal administrative fee of $1,691 each time the agreement is renewed or amended. We calculated the fees based on forecasted systems and operational expenses; agency oversight, overhead and CPA audit contract costs. In addition, SSA will periodically recalculate costs to provide eCBSV services and adjust the fees charged as needed. We will notify companies of a fee adjustment at the renewal of the eCBSV User Agreement and via notice in the Federal Register; companies have the opportunity to cancel the agreement or continue service using the new fee. Dated: March 5, 2020. Faye I. Lipsky, Director, Office of Regulations and Reports, Clearance, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–04807 Filed 3–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P Hamidawi, also known as Ahmed Kadhim Raheem Al-Saedi, also known as Ahmad Kazim Rahim Al-Sa’idi, also known as Abu Husayn, is a leader of Kata’ib Hizballah, a group whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to a determination by the Secretary of State pursuant to Executive Order 13224. Consistent with the determination in section 10 of Executive Order 13224 that prior notice to persons determined to be subject to the Order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States would render ineffectual the blocking and other measures authorized in the Order because of the ability to transfer funds instantaneously, I determine that no prior notice needs to be provided to any person subject to this determination who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, because to do so would render ineffectual the measures authorized in the Order. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: February 14, 2020. Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State. DEPARTMENT OF STATE [FR Doc. 2020–04864 Filed 3–9–20; 8:45 am] [Public Notice 11067] BILLING CODE 4710–AD–P khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Designation of Ahmad al-Hamidawi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist Acting under the authority of and in accordance with sections 1(a)(ii)(B) of Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, as amended by Executive Order 13268 of July 2, 2002, Executive Order 13284 of January 23, 2003, and Executive Order 13886 of September 9, 2019, I hereby determine that the person known as Ahmad al-Hamidawi, also known as Ahmad Muhsin Faraj al- VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1–1,000 1,001–10,000 10,001–200,000 200,001–50 million 50,000,001–2 billion Annual fee $400 3,030 14,300 276,500 860,000 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11066] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: State Assistance Management System Domestic Results Performance Monitoring Module for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) 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 April 9, 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, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA-2020-0011]


Agency Information Collection Activities: 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-2020-0011].
    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 April 9, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB 
clearance package by writing to [email protected].
    Electronic Consent Based Social Security Number Verification--20 
CFR 400.100--0960-NEW. The electronic Consent Based Social Security 
Number Verification (eCBSV) is a fee-based Social Security Number (SSN) 
verification service that will allow permitted entities (a financial 
institution or service provider, subsidiary, affiliate, agent, 
subcontractor, or assignee of a financial institution as defined by 
Section 509 of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, 42

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U.S.C.A. 405b(b)(4), Pub. L. 115-174, Title II, 215(b)(4)) to verify an 
individual's SSN based on the SSN holder's signed consent in connection 
with a credit transaction or any circumstance described in section 604 
of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. 1681b).

Background

    We are creating this system due to section 215 of the Economic 
Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act of 2018 (Banking 
Bill), Public Law 115-174. Permitted entities will be able to submit an 
SSN, name, and date of birth (DOB) to SSA for verification via an 
application programming interface. The purpose of the information 
collection is for SSA to verify for the permitted entity that the 
submitted name, DOB, and SSN matches, or does not match, the data 
contained in our records. After completing the enrollment process, 
paying for services, and obtaining SSN holder consent, the permitted 
entity submits the names, DOBs, and SSNs of number holders who gave 
valid consents to the eCBSV service. SSA matches the information 
against our Master File, using SSN, name, and DOB. The eCBSV Service 
will respond in real time with a match/no match indicator (and an 
indicator if our records show that the SSN Holder died). SSA does not 
provide specific information on what data elements did not match, nor 
does SSA provide any SSNs or other identifying information. In 
addition, the verification does not authenticate the identity of 
individuals or conclusively prove the individuals we verify are who 
they claim to be.

Consent Requirements

    Under eCBSV, the permitted entity does not submit the number 
holder's consent documents to SSA. SSA requires each permitted entity 
to retain a valid consent for each SSN verification request for a 
period of five years from the date of receipt of the consent form. The 
Banking Bill permits a Financial Institution's service provider, 
subsidiary, affiliate, agent, subcontractor, or assignee to seek 
verification of the SSN Holder's SSN on behalf of a financial 
institution pursuant to the terms of the SSN Holder's consent. In this 
case, the permitted entity shall ensure that the Financial Institution 
use the verification only for the purposes stated in the consent, and 
make no further use or disclosure of the verified SSN. The relationship 
will be subject to the contractual obligations as specified in the User 
Agreement with which the permitted entity must concur.

Compliance Review

    SSA requires each permitted entity to undergo compliance reviews to 
ensure the permitted entities obtained valid consent from number 
holders. An SSA approved certified public accountant (CPA) firm will 
conduct the compliance reviews. The reviews will ensure the permitted 
entities meet all terms and conditions of the User Agreement. The eCBSV 
fee will include all compliance review costs. In general, all eCBSV 
users will be subject to an audit within the first three years after 
they begin using the system, with subsequent additional reviews to be 
conducted periodically afterward. The CPA follows review standards 
established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 
and contained in the Generally Accepted Government Audit Standards 
(GAGAS). At any time, SSA may conduct onsite inspections of the 
requester's site, including a systems review, to ensure they adhered to 
the applicable requirements associated with collection and maintenance 
of consent forms, and to assess systems security overall.
    The respondents to the eCBSV collection are the permitted entities; 
members of the public who consent to the SSN verification; and CPAs who 
provide compliance review services.
    Type of Request: Request for a new information collection.

    Note: Anyone who wishes to see revised versions of the draft ICR 
collection instruments, an explanation of the changes SSA made to 
these draft instruments, and all other ICR documents (including the 
Supporting Statement and summary of public comments) may do so at 
https://www.ssa.gov/dataexchange/eCBSV/index.html beginning from the 
morning of publication of this notice.

Time Burden

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                                                                                                                         Average
                                                                                    Average burden     Estimated       theoretical        Total annual
                    Requirement                        Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual      hourly cost      Opportunity cost
                                                      respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)   amount (dollars)     (dollars) **
                                                                                                                            *
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(a) Complete eCBSV enrollment process ***.........              10               1             120              20           * $36.98            ** $740
(a) Configure customer system for ability to send               10               1           2,400             400            * 36.98          ** 14,792
 in verification requests.........................
(a) People whose SSNs SSA will verify--Reading and     307,000,000               1               3      15,350,000            * 10.22     ** 156,877,000
 Signing..........................................
(a) Sending in the verification request, calling       307,000,000               1               1       5,116,667            * 36.98     ** 189,214,346
 our system, getting a response...................
(b) Follow SSA requirements to configure                        10               1           4,800             800            * 36.98          ** 29,584
 application program interface....................
(c) CPA Compliance Review and Report ****.........              10               1           4,800             800            * 33.89          ** 27,112
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    Totals........................................     614,000,040  ..............  ..............      20,468,687  .................     ** 346,163,574
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* We based these figures on average Business and Financial operations occupations and Certified Public Accountants' hourly salaries, as reported by
  Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and per average Disability Insurance (DI) payments, as reported in SSA's DI 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.
*** The enrollment process entails reviewing and completing eCBSV User Agreement and financial requirements package; visiting the Department of the
  Treasury's Pay.gov to make payment for services; and submitting a permitted entity certification via email.

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**** There will be one CPA firm respondent (an SSA-approved contractor) to conduct compliance reviews and prepare written reports of findings on the 10
  permitted entities.

Cost Burden

    The public cost burden is dependent upon the number of permitted 
entities and annual transaction volume. In FY 2019, 10 companies 
enrolled out of 123 applications received to participate in eCBSV. We 
based the cost estimates below on 10 participating permitted entities 
in FY 2020 submitting an anticipated volume of 307,000,000 
transactions. The Banking Bill requires that we collect at least 50 
percent of the start-up costs (i.e., that we collect $9.2 million) 
before we may begin development of the eCBSV verification system. SSA 
will recover the remaining development costs over three years using the 
following tier fee schedule:

                         eCBSV Tier Fee Schedule
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             Tier                    Volume threshold         Annual fee
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(1...........................                       1-1,000         $400
(2...........................                  1,001-10,000        3,030
(3...........................                10,001-200,000       14,300
(4...........................            200,001-50 million      276,500
(5...........................          50,000,001-2 billion      860,000
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    Each enrolled permitted entity will be required to remit the above 
tier based subscription fee for the 365-day agreement period and the 
appropriate administrative fee. We will charge newly enrolled entities 
a startup administrative fee of $3,693. After the initial year, we will 
charge the entities a renewal administrative fee of $1,691 each time 
the agreement is renewed or amended. We calculated the fees based on 
forecasted systems and operational expenses; agency oversight, overhead 
and CPA audit contract costs.
    In addition, SSA will periodically recalculate costs to provide 
eCBSV services and adjust the fees charged as needed. We will notify 
companies of a fee adjustment at the renewal of the eCBSV User 
Agreement and via notice in the Federal Register; companies have the 
opportunity to cancel the agreement or continue service using the new 
fee.

    Dated: March 5, 2020.
Faye I. Lipsky,
Director, Office of Regulations and Reports, Clearance, Social Security 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-04807 Filed 3-9-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4191-02-P