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[FR Doc. 2020–06297 Filed 3–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2020–0010] 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, and 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– 2020–0010]. 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 May 26, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instrument by writing to the above email address. Notice to Electronic Information Exchange Partners To Provide Contractor List—0960–NEW. The Federal standards Privacy Act of 1974; E-Government Act of 2002; and the National Institute of Standard Special Publications 800–53–4, require SSA to maintain oversight of the information it provides to Electronic Information Exchange Partners (EIEPs). EIEPs obtain SSA data for the administration of federally funded and state-administered 17155 programs. SSA has a responsibility to monitor and protect the personally identifiable information SSA shares with other Federal and State agencies, and private organizations through the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act, and the Information Exchange Agreements (IEA). Under the terms of the State Transmission Component IEA, and agency IEA, EIEPs agree to comply with Electronic Information Exchange security requirements and procedures for State and local Agencies exchanging electronic information with SSA. SSA’s Technical Systems Security Requirements document provides all agencies using SSA data ensure SSA information is not processed; maintained; transmitted; or stored in electronic devices; computers; or computer networks located in geographic or virtual areas not subject to U.S. law, or stored by means of a data communications channel. SSA conducts tri-annual compliance reviews of all State and local agencies, and Tribes with whom we have an IEA, to verify appropriate security safeguards remain in place to protect the confidentiality of information SSA supplies. SSA requires any organization with an electronic data exchange agreement, to provide the SSA Regional Office contact a current list of contractors, or agents, who have access to SSA data upon request. SSA uses Form SSA–731, Notice to Electronic Information Exchange Partners to Provide Contractor List to collect this. The respondents are Federal agencies, and state, local, or tribal agencies, who exchange electronic information with SSA. Type of Request: Request for a new 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–731 .................................................. 300 1 20 100 $18.00 * $1,800 ** lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES * We based this figure on average State, local and tribal government worker’s salaries, 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 collections below to OMB for clearance. Your comments regarding these information collections 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 23 17 April 27, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ ssa.gov. 1. Continuing Disability Review Report—20 CFR 404.1589 & 416.989— 0960–0072. Sections 221(i), 1614(a)(3)(H)(ii)(I) and 1633(c)(1) of the Social Security Act (Act) require SSA to periodically review the cases of individuals who receive benefits under Title II or Title XVI, based on disability, to determine if disability continues. SSA uses Form SSA–454, Continuing Disability Review Report to complete the review for continued disability. SSA CFR 200.30–3(a)(12), (59). 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Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** Average wait time in field office (minutes) *** Total annual opportunity cost for wait time (dollars) ** SSA–454–BK (Paper version) ...................... Electronic Disability Collect System (EDCS) 270,500 270,500 1 1 60 60 270,500 270,500 * $10.22 * 10.22 ** $2,764,510 ** 2,764,510 *** 24 *** 24 ** $245 ** 245 Totals ..................................................... 541,000 .................... .................... 541,000 .................... ** 5,529,020 .................... ** 490 * We based this figure on 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. *** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA’s current management information data. 2. Employer Reports of Special Wage Payments—20 CFR 404.428–404.429— 0960–0565. SSA collects information on the SSA–131 to prevent earnings-related overpayments, and to avoid erroneous withholding of benefits. SSA field offices and program service centers also use Form SSA–131 for awards and postentitlement events requiring special wage payment verification from employers. While we need this information to ensure the correct Number of respondents Modality of completion Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) payment of benefits, we do not require employers to respond. The respondents are large and small businesses that make special wage payments to retirees. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** Average wait time in field office (minutes) *** Total annual opportunity cost for wait time (dollars) ** Paper Version: SSA–131 (without #6) .......... Paper Version: SSA–131 (#6 only) ............... Electronic Version: Business Services Online Special Wage Payments .................... 105,000 1,050 1 1 20 2 35,000 35 * $36.65 * 36.65 ** $1,282,750 ** 1,283 *** 24 *** 24 ** $880 ** 880 26 1 5 2 * 36.65 ** 73 0 0 Totals ..................................................... 106,076 .................... .................... 35,037 .................... ** 1,284,106 .................... ** 1,760 * We based this figure on average Budget Analysts 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. *** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA’s current management information data. Dated: March 20, 2020. Naomi Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. issue a Federal Register Notice with details. Jeremy M. Greenwood, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2020–06277 Filed 3–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P [FR Doc. 2020–06338 Filed 3–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF STATE DEPARTMENT OF STATE Notice of Cancellation of Public Meeting for International Maritime Organization Facilitation Committee [Public Notice: 11082] Due to concerns surrounding the spread of COVID–19, the Department of State is cancelling its meeting in preparation for the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Facilitation Committee previously scheduled on April 6, 2019. 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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2020-0010]


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, and 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-2020-0010].
    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 May 
26, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instrument by 
writing to the above email address.
    Notice to Electronic Information Exchange Partners To Provide 
Contractor List--0960-NEW. The Federal standards Privacy Act of 1974; 
E-Government Act of 2002; and the National Institute of Standard 
Special Publications 800-53-4, require SSA to maintain oversight of the 
information it provides to Electronic Information Exchange Partners 
(EIEPs). EIEPs obtain SSA data for the administration of federally 
funded and state-administered programs. SSA has a responsibility to 
monitor and protect the personally identifiable information SSA shares 
with other Federal and State agencies, and private organizations 
through the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act, and the 
Information Exchange Agreements (IEA). Under the terms of the State 
Transmission Component IEA, and agency IEA, EIEPs agree to comply with 
Electronic Information Exchange security requirements and procedures 
for State and local Agencies exchanging electronic information with 
SSA. SSA's Technical Systems Security Requirements document provides 
all agencies using SSA data ensure SSA information is not processed; 
maintained; transmitted; or stored in electronic devices; computers; or 
computer networks located in geographic or virtual areas not subject to 
U.S. law, or stored by means of a data communications channel. SSA 
conducts tri-annual compliance reviews of all State and local agencies, 
and Tribes with whom we have an IEA, to verify appropriate security 
safeguards remain in place to protect the confidentiality of 
information SSA supplies. SSA requires any organization with an 
electronic data exchange agreement, to provide the SSA Regional Office 
contact a current list of contractors, or agents, who have access to 
SSA data upon request. SSA uses Form SSA-731, Notice to Electronic 
Information Exchange Partners to Provide Contractor List to collect 
this. The respondents are Federal agencies, and state, local, or tribal 
agencies, who exchange electronic information with SSA.
    Type of Request: Request for a new 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-731...........................................             300                1               20              100         $18.00 *        $1,800 **
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* We based this figure on average State, local and tribal government worker's salaries, 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 collections below to OMB for 
clearance. Your comments regarding these information collections 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 27, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the 
OMB clearance packages by writing to [email protected].
    1. Continuing Disability Review Report--20 CFR 404.1589 & 416.989--
0960-0072. Sections 221(i), 1614(a)(3)(H)(ii)(I) and 1633(c)(1) of the 
Social Security Act (Act) require SSA to periodically review the cases 
of individuals who receive benefits under Title II or Title XVI, based 
on disability, to determine if disability continues. SSA uses Form SSA-
454, Continuing Disability Review Report to complete the review for 
continued disability. SSA

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considers adults eligible for payment if they continue to be unable to 
do substantial gainful activity because of their impairments; and we 
consider Title XVI children eligible for payment if they have marked 
and severe functional limitations due to their impairments. SSA also 
uses Form SSA-454 to obtain information on sources of medical 
treatment; participation in vocational rehabilitation programs (if 
any); attempts to work (if any); and the opinions of individuals 
regarding whether their conditions have improved. The respondents are 
Title II or Title XVI disability recipients or their representatives.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                                                Total
                                                                                       Estimated     Average                      Average       annual
                                                                           Average       total     theoretical   Total annual    wait time   opportunity
            Modality of completion              Number of    Frequency    burden per     annual    hourly cost    opportunity     in field     cost for
                                               respondents  of response    response      burden       amount    cost (dollars)     office     wait time
                                                                          (minutes)     (hours)    (dollars) *        **         (minutes)    (dollars)
                                                                                                                                    ***           **
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SSA-454-BK (Paper version)...................      270,500            1           60      270,500     * $10.22   ** $2,764,510       *** 24      ** $245
Electronic Disability Collect System (EDCS)..      270,500            1           60      270,500      * 10.22    ** 2,764,510       *** 24       ** 245
                                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals...................................      541,000  ...........  ...........      541,000  ...........    ** 5,529,020  ...........       ** 490
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* We based this figure on 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.
*** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA's current management information data.

    2. Employer Reports of Special Wage Payments--20 CFR 404.428-
404.429--0960-0565. SSA collects information on the SSA-131 to prevent 
earnings-related overpayments, and to avoid erroneous withholding of 
benefits. SSA field offices and program service centers also use Form 
SSA-131 for awards and post-entitlement events requiring special wage 
payment verification from employers. While we need this information to 
ensure the correct payment of benefits, we do not require employers to 
respond. The respondents are large and small businesses that make 
special wage payments to retirees.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                                                Total
                                                                                       Estimated     Average                      Average       annual
                                                                           Average       total     theoretical   Total annual    wait time   opportunity
            Modality of completion              Number of    Frequency    burden per     annual    hourly cost    opportunity     in field     cost for
                                               respondents  of response    response      burden       amount    cost (dollars)     office     wait time
                                                                          (minutes)     (hours)    (dollars) *        **         (minutes)    (dollars)
                                                                                                                                    ***           **
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Paper Version: SSA-131 (without #6)..........      105,000            1           20       35,000     * $36.65   ** $1,282,750       *** 24      ** $880
Paper Version: SSA-131 (#6 only).............        1,050            1            2           35      * 36.65        ** 1,283       *** 24       ** 880
Electronic Version: Business Services Online            26            1            5            2      * 36.65           ** 73            0            0
 Special Wage Payments.......................
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    Totals...................................      106,076  ...........  ...........       35,037  ...........    ** 1,284,106  ...........     ** 1,760
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* We based this figure on average Budget Analysts 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.
*** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA's current management information data.


    Dated: March 20, 2020.
Naomi Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-06277 Filed 3-25-20; 8:45 am]
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