Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 19563-19566 [2020-07183]

Download as PDF 19563 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 67 / Tuesday, April 7, 2020 / Notices Incident Period: 02/06/2020 through 02/13/2020. DATES: Issued on 03/17/2020. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/18/2020. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/17/2020. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW, Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205–6734. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that as a result of the President’s major disaster declaration on 03/17/2020, Private Non-Profit organizations that provide essential services of a governmental nature may file disaster loan applications at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: Anderson, Chester, Greenville, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg. The Interest Rates are: For Physical Damage: Non-Profit Organizations with Credit Available Elsewhere ... Non-Profit Organizations without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... For Economic Injury: Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 16357B and for economic injury is 163580. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Cynthia Pitts, Acting Associate Administratorfor Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2020–07266 Filed 4–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2020–0015] 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 Percent collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Mail, email, or fax your comments and 2.750 recommendations on the information collection(s) to the OMB Desk Officer and SSA Reports Clearance Officer at 2.750 the following addresses or fax numbers. (OMB) Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA, Fax: 202–395–6974, Email address: 2.750 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– 2020–0015]. 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 June 8, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instrument by writing to the above email address. Authorization to Obtain Earnings Data From the Social Security Administration—0960–0602. On occasion, public and private organizations and agencies need to obtain detailed earnings information about specific Social Security number (SSN) holding wage earners for business purposes (e.g. pension funds, State agencies, etc.). Respondents use Form SSA–581 to identify the SSN holder whose information they are requesting, and provide authorization from the SSN holder, when applicable. SSA uses the information provided on Form SSA–581 to: (1) Identify the wage earner; (2) establish the period of earnings information requested; (3) verify the wage earner authorized SSA to release this information to the requesting party; and (4) produce the Itemized Statement of Earnings (SSA–1826). The respondents are private businesses, state or local agencies, and other federal agencies. Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved 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–581 .................................................. 24,000 1 2 800 * $30.29 ** $24,232 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES * We based this figure on average Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists hourly wage data from the BLS website. Since most respondents are from the private sector, and wages for private sector are comparable to those of the state and local governments, we did not differentiate between the two. ** 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Apr 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 we must receive them no later than May 7, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov. 1. Request for Corrections of Earnings Record—20 CFR 404.820 and 20 CFR 422.125—0960–0029. Individuals PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 19564 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 67 / Tuesday, April 7, 2020 / Notices earnings posted, and, as necessary, initiate development to resolve any inaccuracies. The respondents are Modality of completion individuals who request correction of earnings posted to their Social Security earnings record. Number of respondents Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) 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–7008 ......................... In-person or telephone interview ......................... 28,734 1 28 13,409 * $22.50 ** $301,702 *** 24 ** $540 337,500 1 10 56,250 * 22.50 ** 1,265,625 *** 24 ** 540 Totals ......................... 366,234 ........................ ........................ 69,659 ........................ ** 1,567,328 ........................ ** 1,080 * 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. *** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA’s current management information data. 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD 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 ........... VerDate Sep<11>2014 Number of respondents 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 Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) 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. 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) ** 7,380,000 1 8.5 1,107,000 * $22.50 ** $24,907,500 *** 24 ** $540 1,350,000 1 5 112,500 * 22.50 ** 2,531,250 *** 24 ** 540 3,500,000 1 5 291,667 * 22.50 ** 6,562,508 *** 24 ** 540 190,000 1 9 28,500 *22.50 ** 641,250 *** 24 ** 540 910,000 1 10 151,667 * 22.50 ** 3,412,508 *** 24 ** 540 18:22 Apr 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 19565 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 67 / Tuesday, April 7, 2020 / Notices Application scenario Number of respondents Applicants asking for a replacement SSN card beyond the allowable limits (i.e., who must provide additional documentation to accompany the application) ............................ Authorization to SSA to obtain personal information cover letter .............. Authorization to SSA to obtain personal information follow-up cover letter ................................... Totals ................................. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Estimated total annual burden (hours) Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** Average wait time in field office (minutes) *** Total annual opportunity cost for wait time (dollars) ** 7,250 1 60 7,250 * 22.50 ** 163,125 *** 24 ** 540 500 1 15 125 * 22.50 ** 2,813 *** 24 ** 540 500 1 15 125 * 22.50 ** 2,813 *** 24 ** 540 13,338,250 ........................ ........................ 1,698,834 ........................ ** 38,223,767 ........................ ** 4,320 * 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. *** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA’s current management information data. + 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES * 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Apr 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 19566 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 67 / Tuesday, April 7, 2020 / Notices 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) ** Average wait time in field office (minutes) *** Total annual opportunity cost for wait time (dollars) ** SSA–4290–F5 ................... 3,000 1 15 750 * $17.22 ** $12,915 *** 24 ** $413 * 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. *** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA’s current management information data. Dated: April 1, 2020. Naomi Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer,Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–07183 Filed 4–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11022] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: State Assistance Management System (SAMS) Domestic Results Monitoring Module and NEA/ AC Online Performance Reporting System (ACPRS) Notice of request for public comment. ACTION: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 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 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to June 8, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Web: Persons with access to the internet may comment on this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the document by entering ‘‘Docket Number: DOS–2020–0001’’ in the Search field. Then click the ‘‘Comment Now’’ button and complete the comment form. • Email: EngelSM@state.gov. • Regular Mail: Send written comments to: Sarah Tajalli, Accenture Federal Services Contractor, Logistics Management, A/LM, 1800 N Kent Street, Arlington, VA 22209. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Apr 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence. 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, may be made to Sarah Tajalli, Accenture Federal Services Contractor, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Administration, Office of Logistics Management (A/LM), Suite 3150, 1800 N Kent Street, Arlington, VA. She may be reached by phone at (571) 551–4511 or by email at EngelSM@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: State Assistance Management System (SAMS) Domestic Results Monitoring Module. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0183. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Administration, Office of Logistic Management (A/LM). • Form Number: DS–4127. • Respondents: Recipients of Department of State grants. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 240. • Estimated Number of Responses: 960. • Average Time per Response: 20 hours. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 19,200 hours. • Frequency: Quarterly. • Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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 In compliance with OMB Guidelines contained in 2 CFR 200, recipient organizations are required to provide, and the U.S. Department of State is required to collect, periodic program and financial performance reports. The responsibility of the Department to track and monitor the programmatic and financial performance necessitates a database that can help facilitate this in a consistent and standardized manner. The SAMS Domestic Results Monitoring Module and ACPRS enables enhanced monitoring and evaluation of grants through standardized collection and storage of relevant award elements, such as quarterly progress reports, workplans, results monitoring plans, grant agreements, and other business information related to implementers. The SAMS Domestic Results Monitoring Module streamlines communication with implementers and allows for rapid identification of information gaps for specific projects. Methodology Information will be electronically entered into SAMS Domestic and ACPRS by respondents. Jennifer Gorkowski, SAMS Deputy Program Manager. [FR Doc. 2020–07245 Filed 4–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–24–P E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 67 (Tuesday, April 7, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19563-19566]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-07183]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2020-0015]


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-2020-0015].
    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 June 
8, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instrument by 
writing to the above email address.
    Authorization to Obtain Earnings Data From the Social Security 
Administration--0960-0602. On occasion, public and private 
organizations and agencies need to obtain detailed earnings information 
about specific Social Security number (SSN) holding wage earners for 
business purposes (e.g. pension funds, State agencies, etc.). 
Respondents use Form SSA-581 to identify the SSN holder whose 
information they are requesting, and provide authorization from the SSN 
holder, when applicable. SSA uses the information provided on Form SSA-
581 to: (1) Identify the wage earner; (2) establish the period of 
earnings information requested; (3) verify the wage earner authorized 
SSA to release this information to the requesting party; and (4) 
produce the Itemized Statement of Earnings (SSA-1826). The respondents 
are private businesses, state or local agencies, and other federal 
agencies. Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                            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) *           **
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SSA-581...........................................          24,000                1                2              800         * $30.29       ** $24,232
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* We based this figure on average Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists hourly wage data from the BLS website. Since most respondents are
  from the private sector, and wages for private sector are comparable to those of the state and local governments, we did not differentiate between the
  two.
** 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 May 7, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the 
OMB clearance packages by writing to [email protected].
    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

[[Page 19564]]

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.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                      Average                                      Total annual
                                                                                                      Average        Estimated      theoretical    Total annual    Average wait     opportunity
                     Modality of completion                          Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual     hourly cost     opportunity    time in field   cost for wait
                                                                    respondents      response        response         burden          amount           cost           office           time
                                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)       (dollars) *    (dollars) **    (minutes) ***   (dollars) **
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SSA-7008........................................................          28,734               1              28          13,409        * $22.50     ** $301,702          *** 24         ** $540
In-person or telephone interview................................         337,500               1              10          56,250         * 22.50    ** 1,265,625          *** 24          ** 540
                                                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................................         366,234  ..............  ..............          69,659  ..............    ** 1,567,328  ..............        ** 1,080
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 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.
*** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA's current management information data.

    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.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                      Average                                      Total annual
                                                                                                  Average burden     Estimated      theoretical    Total annual    Average wait     opportunity
                      Application scenario                           Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual     hourly cost     opportunity    time in field   cost for wait
                                                                    respondents      response        (minutes)        burden          amount           cost           office           time
                                                                                                                      (hours)       (dollars) *    (dollars) **    (minutes) ***   (dollars) **
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Respondents who do not have to provide parents' SSNs............       7,380,000               1             8.5       1,107,000        * $22.50  ** $24,907,500          *** 24         ** $540
Adult U.S. Citizens requesting a replacement card with no              1,350,000               1               5         112,500         * 22.50    ** 2,531,250          *** 24          ** 540
 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          *** 24          ** 540
 replacement card through the oSSNAP modality+..................
Respondents whom we ask to provide parents' SSNs (when applying          190,000               1               9          28,500          *22.50      ** 641,250          *** 24          ** 540
 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          *** 24          ** 540
 questions so SSA can determine whether we previously assigned
 an SSN.........................................................

[[Page 19565]]

 
Applicants asking for a replacement SSN card beyond the                    7,250               1              60           7,250         * 22.50      ** 163,125          *** 24          ** 540
 allowable limits (i.e., who must provide additional
 documentation to accompany the application)....................
Authorization to SSA to obtain personal information cover letter             500               1              15             125         * 22.50        ** 2,813          *** 24          ** 540
Authorization to SSA to obtain personal information follow-up                500               1              15             125         * 22.50        ** 2,813          *** 24          ** 540
 cover letter...................................................
                                                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Totals..........................................................      13,338,250  ..............  ..............       1,698,834  ..............   ** 38,223,767  ..............        ** 4,320
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 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.
*** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA's current management information data.
+ 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.

 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                            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) *           **
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.

    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.

[[Page 19566]]



 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                  Average                                          Total annual
                                                                                            Average  burden  Estimated total    theoretical      Total annual     Average wait     opportunity
                 Modality of completion                      Number of       Frequency of    per  response    annual burden     hourly cost      opportunity     time in field    cost for wait
                                                            respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)           amount      cost  (dollars)       office      time  (dollars)
                                                                                                                                (dollars) *           **         (minutes) ***          **
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SSA-4290-F5.............................................           3,000                1               15              750         * $17.22       ** $12,915           *** 24          ** $413
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 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.
*** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA's current management information data.


    Dated: April 1, 2020.
Naomi Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer,Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-07183 Filed 4-6-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4191-02-P