Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 37696-37699 [2020-13447]

Download as PDF 37696 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 121 / Tuesday, June 23, 2020 / Notices as annual reports, but are retrospective and focus on the period that was not addressed in previous annual reports. Use of the Information: NSF will use the information to continue funding of the DMR National User Facilities, and to evaluate the progress of the program. Estimate of Burden: 790 hours per facility for three National User Facilities for a total of 2,370 hours. Respondents: Non-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Responses per Report: One (1) from each of the DMR user facilities. Comments: Comments are invited on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: June 18, 2020. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 2020–13460 Filed 6–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments Summary: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES UI–1 UI–1 UI–3 UI–3 Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collection of information to determine (1) the practical utility of the collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of the publication date. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Application and Claim for Unemployment Benefits and Employment Service; OMB 3220–0022. Section 2 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) (45 U.S.C. 231), provides unemployment benefits for qualified railroad employees. These benefits are generally payable for each day of unemployment in excess of four during a registration period (normally a period of 14 days). Section 12 of the RUIA provides that the RRB establish, maintain and operate free employment facilities directed toward the reemployment of railroad employees. The procedures for applying for the unemployment benefits and employment service and for registering and claiming the benefits are prescribed in 20 CFR part 325. The RRB utilizes the following forms to collect the information necessary to pay unemployment benefits: Form UI–1 (or its internet equivalent, Form UI–1 (internet)), Application for Unemployment Benefits and Employment Service, is completed by a claimant for unemployment benefits once in a benefit year, at the time of first registration. Completion of Form UI–1 or UI–1 (internet) also registers an unemployment claimant for the RRB’s employment service. The RRB also utilizes Form UI–3, (or its internet equivalent Form UI–3 (internet)) Claim for Unemployment Benefits for use in claiming unemployment benefits for days of unemployment in a particular registration period, normally a period of 14 days. Completion of Forms UI–1, UI–1 (internet), UI–3 and UI–3 (internet) is required to obtain or retain benefits. The number of responses required of each claimant varies, depending on their period of unemployment. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (85 FR 16687 on March 24, 2020) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Application and Claim for Unemployment Benefits and Employment Service. OMB Control Number: 3220–0022. Forms submitted: UI–1, UI–1 (internet), UI–3, UI–3 (internet). Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: Under Section 2 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, unemployment benefits are provided for qualified railroad employees. The collection obtains the information needed to determine the eligibility to and amount of such benefits for railroad employees. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to the forms in the collection. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: ............................................................................................................................................. (Internet) .............................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. (Internet) .............................................................................................................................. 6,654 4,357 27,815 42,836 10 10 6 6 1,109 726 2,782 4,284 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 81,662 ........................ 8,901 2. Title and purpose of information collection: RUIA Investigations and Continuing Entitlement; OMB 3220– 0025. Under Section 1(k) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jun 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 (45 U.S.C. 231), unemployment and sickness benefits are not payable for any day remuneration is payable or accrues to the claimant. Also, Section 4(a–1) of the RUIA provides that unemployment or sickness benefits are not payable for PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 any day the claimant receives the same benefits under any law other than the RUIA. Under Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) regulation 20 CFR 322.4(a), a claimant’s certification or statement on an RRB-provided claim form, that he or E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 37697 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 121 / Tuesday, June 23, 2020 / Notices she did not work on any day claimed and did not receive income such as vacation pay or pay for time lost, shall constitute sufficient evidence unless there is conflicting evidence. Further, under 20 CFR 322.4(b), when there is a question raised as to whether or not remuneration is payable or has accrued to a claimant with respect to a claimed day(s), an investigation shall be made with a view to obtaining information sufficient for a finding. The RRB utilizes the following three forms to obtain information from railroad employers, nonrailroad employers, and claimants, that is needed to determine whether a claimed day(s) of unemployment or sickness were improperly or fraudulently claimed: Form ID–5i, Request for Employment Information; Form ID–5R (SUP), Report of Employees Paid RUIA Benefits for Every Day in Month Reported as Month of Creditable Service; and Form UI–48, Statement Regarding Benefits Claimed for Days Worked. Completion is voluntary. One response is requested of each respondent. To qualify for unemployment or sickness benefits payable under Section 2 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), a railroad employee must have certain qualifying earnings in the applicable base year. In addition, to qualify for extended or accelerated benefits under Section 2 of the RUIA, a railroad employee who has exhausted his or her rights to normal benefits must have at least 10 years of railroad service (under certain conditions, military service may be credited as months of railroad service). Accelerated benefits are unemployment or sickness benefits that are payable to a railroad employee before the regular July 1 beginning date of a benefit year if an employee has 10 or more years of service and is not qualified for benefits in the current benefit year. During the RUIA claims review process, the RRB may determine that unemployment or sickness benefits cannot be awarded because RRB records show insufficient qualifying service and/or compensation. When this occurs, the RRB allows the claimant the opportunity to provide additional information if they believe that the RRB service and compensation records are incorrect. Depending on the circumstances, the RRB provides the following forms to obtain information needed to determine if a claimant has sufficient service or compensation to qualify for unemployment or sickness benefits. Form UI–9, Statement of Employment and Wages; Form UI–44, Claim for Credit for Military Service; Form ID–4U, Advising of Service/Earnings Requirements for Unemployment Benefits; and Form ID–4X, Advising of Service/Earnings Requirements for Sickness Benefits. Completion of these forms is required to obtain or retain a benefit. One response is required of each respondent. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: RUIA Investigations and Continuing Entitlement. OMB Control Number: 3220–0025. Forms submitted: UI–9, UI–44, UI–48, ID–4U, ID–4X, ID–5I, ID–5R (SUP). Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Private Sector; Businesses or other for profits. Abstract: The information collection has two purposes. When RRB records indicate that railroad service and/or compensation is insufficient to qualify a claimant for unemployment or sickness benefits, the RRB obtains information needed to reconcile the compensation and/or service on record with that claimed by the employee. Other forms in the collection allow the RRB to determine whether unemployment or sickness benefits were improperly obtained. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes the following change to all forms, except ID–5R (SUP): Change PRA/PA notice to update the officer title and update the RRB zip code. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Annual responses Form No. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (85 FR 16688 on March 24, 2020) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Time (minutes) Burden (hours) UI–9 ............................................................................................................................................. UI–44 ........................................................................................................................................... UI–48 ........................................................................................................................................... ID–4U ........................................................................................................................................... ID–4X ........................................................................................................................................... ID–5i ............................................................................................................................................. ID–5R (SUP) ................................................................................................................................ 69 10 14 35 25 1,050 400 10 5 12 5 5 15 10 11 1 3 3 2 262 67 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 1,603 ........................ 349 3. Title and purpose of information collection: Public Service Pension Questionnaires; OMB 3220–0136. Public Law 95–216 amended the Social Security Act of 1977 by providing, in part, that spouse or survivor benefits may be reduced when the beneficiary is in receipt of a pension based on employment with a Federal, State, or local governmental unit. Initially, the reduction was equal to the full amount of the government pension. Public Law 98–21 changed the reduction to two-thirds of the amount of the government pension. Public Law 108–203 amended the Social Security VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jun 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 Act by changing the requirement for exemption to public service offset, that Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes be deducted from the public service wages for the last 60 months of public service employment, rather than just the last day of public service employment. Sections 4(a)(1) and 4(f)(1) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) (45 U.S.C. 231) provides that a spouse or survivor annuity should be equal in amount to what the annuitant would receive if entitled to a like benefit from the Social Security Administration. Therefore, the public service pension PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (PSP) provisions apply to RRA annuities. RRB regulations pertaining to the collection of evidence relating to public service pensions or worker’s compensation paid to spouse or survivor applicants or annuitants are found in 20 CFR 219.64c. The RRB utilizes Form G–208, Public Service Pension Questionnaire, and Form G–212, Public Service Monitoring Questionnaire, to obtain information used to determine whether an annuity reduction is in order. Completion of the forms is voluntary. However, failure to complete the forms could result in the E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 37698 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 121 / Tuesday, June 23, 2020 / Notices nonpayment of benefits. One response is requested of each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (85 FR 16689 on March 24, 2020) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Public Service Pension Questionnaires. OMB Control Number: 3220–0136. Forms submitted: G–208 and G–212. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: A spouse or survivor annuity under the Railroad Retirement Act may be subjected to a reduction for a public service pension. The questionnaires obtain information needed to determine if the reduction applies and the amount of such reduction. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to the forms in the collection. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Annual responses Form No. Burden (hours) G–208 .......................................................................................................................................... G–212 .......................................................................................................................................... 70 1,100 16 15 19 275 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 1,170 ........................ 294 4. Title and purpose of information collection: Report of Medicaid State Office on Beneficiary’s Buy-In Status; OMB 3220–0185. Under Section 7(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act (45 U.S.C. 231), the RRB administers the Medicare program for persons covered by the railroad retirement system. Under Section 1843 of the Social Security Act, states may enter into ‘‘buy-in agreements’’ with the Secretary of Health and Human Services for the purpose of enrolling certain groups of low-income individuals under the Medicare medical insurance (Part B) program and paying the premiums for their insurance coverage. Generally, these individuals are categorically needy under Medicaid and meet the eligibility requirements for Medicare Part B. States can also include in their buy-in agreements, individuals who are eligible for medical assistance only. The RRB uses Form RL–380–F, Report to State Medicaid Office, to obtain information needed to determine if certain railroad beneficiaries are entitled to receive Supplementary Medical Insurance program coverage under a state buy-in agreement in states in which they reside. Completion of Form RL–380–F is voluntary. One response is received from each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (85 FR 16689 on March 24, 2020) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Report of Medicaid State Office on Beneficiary’s Buy-In Status. OMB Control Number: 3220–0185. Forms submitted: RL–380–F. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Abstract: Under the Railroad Retirement Act, the Railroad Retirement Board administers the Medicare program for persons covered by the railroad retirement system. The collection obtains the information needed to determine if certain railroad beneficiaries are entitled to receive Supplemental Medical Insurance program coverage under a state buy-in agreement in states in which they reside. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes the following changes to Form RL–380– F: Remove the word ‘‘claim’’ from the second box on the right side and remove the word ‘‘claim’’ and replaced with ‘‘Medicare’’ for question 4. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Annual responses Form No. RL–380–F .................................................................................................................................... jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Time (minutes) 5. Title and purpose of information collection: Self-Employment/Corporate Officer Work and Earnings Monitoring; OMB 3220–0202. Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) (45 U.S.C. 231) provides for the payment of disability annuities to qualified employees. Section 2 also provides that if the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) receives a report of an annuitant working for a railroad or earning more than prescribed dollar amounts from either nonrailroad employment or self-employment, the annuity is no longer payable, or can be reduced, for the months worked. The regulations related to the nonpayment VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jun 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 or reduction of the annuity by reason of work are prescribed in 20 CFR 220.160– 220.164. Some activities claimed by the applicant as ‘‘self-employment’’ may actually be employment for someone else (e.g., training officer, consultant, salesman). Title 20 CFR 216.22(c) states, for example, that an applicant is considered an employee, and not selfemployed, when acting as a corporate officer, since the corporation is the applicant’s employer. Whether the RRB classifies a particular activity as selfemployment or as work for an employer depends upon the circumstances in PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 600 Time (minutes) Burden (hours) 10 100 each case. The circumstances are prescribed in 20 CFR 216.21–216.23. Certain types of work may actually indicate an annuitant’s recovery from disability. Regulations related to an annuitant’s recovery from disability for work are prescribed in 20 CFR 220.17– 220.20. In addition, the RRB conducts continuing disability reviews (also known as a CDR), to determine whether the annuitant continues to meet the disability requirements of the law. Payment of disability benefits and/or a beneficiary’s period of disability will end if medical evidence or other information shows that an annuitant is E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 37699 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 121 / Tuesday, June 23, 2020 / Notices not disabled under the standards prescribed in Section 2 of the RRA. Continuing disability reviews are generally conducted if one or more of the following conditions are met: (1) The annuitant is scheduled for a routine periodic review, (2) the annuitant returns to work and successfully completes a trial work period, (3) substantial earnings are posted to the annuitant’s wage record, or (4) information is received from the annuitant or a reliable source that the annuitant has recovered or returned to work. Provisions relating to when and how often the RRB conducts disability reviews are prescribed in 20 CFR 220.186. To enhance program integrity activities, the RRB utilizes Form G–252, Self-Employment/Corporate Officer Work and Earnings Monitoring. Form G–252 obtains information from a disability annuitant who either claims to be self-employed or a corporate officer, or who the RRB determines to be self-employed or a corporate officer after a continuing disability review. The continuing disability review may be prompted by a report of work, return to railroad service, an allegation of a medical improvement or a routine disability review call-up. The information gathered is used to determine entitlement and/or continued entitlement to, and the amount of, the disability annuity, as prescribed in 20 CFR 220.176. Completion is required to retain benefits. One response is required of each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (85 FR 16689 on March 24, 2020) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Title: Self-Employment/Corporate Officer Work and Earnings Monitoring. OMB Control Number: 3220–0202. Form(s) submitted: G–252. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: To determine entitlement or continued entitlement to a disability annuity, the RRB will obtain information from disability annuitants who claim to be self-employed or a corporate officer or who the RRB determines to be self-employed or a corporate officer after a continuing disability review. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–252. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Annual responses Form No. Time (minutes) Burden (hours) G–252 .......................................................................................................................................... 100 20 33 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 100 ........................ 33 Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the forms and supporting documents can be obtained from Kennisha Tucker at (312) 469–2591 or Kennisha.Tucker@rrb.gov. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Brian Foster, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611– 1275 or Brian.Foster@rrb.gov. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Brian Foster, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–13447 Filed 6–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Information Collection Request (ICR) SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–89082; File No. SR– CboeEDGA–2020–017] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Cboe EDGA Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend the Content of the Cboe One Feed Under Rule 13.8(b) To Identify the Primary Listing Market’s Official Opening and Closing Price June 17, 2020. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on June 10, 2020, Cboe EDGA Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘EDGA’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange filed the proposal as a ‘‘non-controversial’’ proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.4 The Commission is publishing this notice to 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 2 17 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jun 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change Cboe EDGA Exchange, Inc. (‘‘EDGA’’ or the ‘‘Exchange’’) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) a proposed rule change to amend the content of the Cboe One Feed under Rule 13.8(b) to identify the primary listing market’s official opening and closing price. The text of the proposed rule change is provided in Exhibit 5. The text of the proposed rule change is also available on the Exchange’s website (http://markets.cboe.com/us/ equities/regulation/rule_filings/edga/), at the Exchange’s Office of the Secretary, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1

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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments

    Summary: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our ICR 
describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review 
and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork 
burdens.
    The RRB invites comments on the proposed collection of information 
to determine (1) the practical utility of the collection; (2) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden of the collection; (3) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is the 
subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the 
RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper 
consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive 
them within 30 days of the publication date.
    1. Title and purpose of information collection: Application and 
Claim for Unemployment Benefits and Employment Service; OMB 3220-0022.
    Section 2 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) (45 
U.S.C. 231), provides unemployment benefits for qualified railroad 
employees. These benefits are generally payable for each day of 
unemployment in excess of four during a registration period (normally a 
period of 14 days).
    Section 12 of the RUIA provides that the RRB establish, maintain 
and operate free employment facilities directed toward the reemployment 
of railroad employees. The procedures for applying for the unemployment 
benefits and employment service and for registering and claiming the 
benefits are prescribed in 20 CFR part 325.
    The RRB utilizes the following forms to collect the information 
necessary to pay unemployment benefits: Form UI-1 (or its internet 
equivalent, Form UI-1 (internet)), Application for Unemployment 
Benefits and Employment Service, is completed by a claimant for 
unemployment benefits once in a benefit year, at the time of first 
registration. Completion of Form UI-1 or UI-1 (internet) also registers 
an unemployment claimant for the RRB's employment service.
    The RRB also utilizes Form UI-3, (or its internet equivalent Form 
UI-3 (internet)) Claim for Unemployment Benefits for use in claiming 
unemployment benefits for days of unemployment in a particular 
registration period, normally a period of 14 days.
    Completion of Forms UI-1, UI-1 (internet), UI-3 and UI-3 (internet) 
is required to obtain or retain benefits. The number of responses 
required of each claimant varies, depending on their period of 
unemployment.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (85 FR 16687 on March 24, 2020) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Application and Claim for Unemployment Benefits and 
Employment Service.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0022.
    Forms submitted: UI-1, UI-1 (internet), UI-3, UI-3 (internet).
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: Under Section 2 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance 
Act, unemployment benefits are provided for qualified railroad 
employees. The collection obtains the information needed to determine 
the eligibility to and amount of such benefits for railroad employees.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to the forms in the 
collection.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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UI-1............................................................           6,654              10           1,109
UI-1 (Internet).................................................           4,357              10             726
UI-3............................................................          27,815               6           2,782
UI-3 (Internet).................................................          42,836               6           4,284
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    Total.......................................................          81,662  ..............           8,901
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    2. Title and purpose of information collection: RUIA Investigations 
and Continuing Entitlement; OMB 3220-0025.
    Under Section 1(k) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act 
(RUIA) (45 U.S.C. 231), unemployment and sickness benefits are not 
payable for any day remuneration is payable or accrues to the claimant. 
Also, Section 4(a-1) of the RUIA provides that unemployment or sickness 
benefits are not payable for any day the claimant receives the same 
benefits under any law other than the RUIA. Under Railroad Retirement 
Board (RRB) regulation 20 CFR 322.4(a), a claimant's certification or 
statement on an RRB-provided claim form, that he or

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she did not work on any day claimed and did not receive income such as 
vacation pay or pay for time lost, shall constitute sufficient evidence 
unless there is conflicting evidence. Further, under 20 CFR 322.4(b), 
when there is a question raised as to whether or not remuneration is 
payable or has accrued to a claimant with respect to a claimed day(s), 
an investigation shall be made with a view to obtaining information 
sufficient for a finding. The RRB utilizes the following three forms to 
obtain information from railroad employers, nonrailroad employers, and 
claimants, that is needed to determine whether a claimed day(s) of 
unemployment or sickness were improperly or fraudulently claimed: Form 
ID-5i, Request for Employment Information; Form ID-5R (SUP), Report of 
Employees Paid RUIA Benefits for Every Day in Month Reported as Month 
of Creditable Service; and Form UI-48, Statement Regarding Benefits 
Claimed for Days Worked. Completion is voluntary. One response is 
requested of each respondent.
    To qualify for unemployment or sickness benefits payable under 
Section 2 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), a railroad 
employee must have certain qualifying earnings in the applicable base 
year. In addition, to qualify for extended or accelerated benefits 
under Section 2 of the RUIA, a railroad employee who has exhausted his 
or her rights to normal benefits must have at least 10 years of 
railroad service (under certain conditions, military service may be 
credited as months of railroad service). Accelerated benefits are 
unemployment or sickness benefits that are payable to a railroad 
employee before the regular July 1 beginning date of a benefit year if 
an employee has 10 or more years of service and is not qualified for 
benefits in the current benefit year.
    During the RUIA claims review process, the RRB may determine that 
unemployment or sickness benefits cannot be awarded because RRB records 
show insufficient qualifying service and/or compensation. When this 
occurs, the RRB allows the claimant the opportunity to provide 
additional information if they believe that the RRB service and 
compensation records are incorrect.
    Depending on the circumstances, the RRB provides the following 
forms to obtain information needed to determine if a claimant has 
sufficient service or compensation to qualify for unemployment or 
sickness benefits. Form UI-9, Statement of Employment and Wages; Form 
UI-44, Claim for Credit for Military Service; Form ID-4U, Advising of 
Service/Earnings Requirements for Unemployment Benefits; and Form ID-
4X, Advising of Service/Earnings Requirements for Sickness Benefits. 
Completion of these forms is required to obtain or retain a benefit. 
One response is required of each respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (85 FR 16688 on March 24, 2020) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: RUIA Investigations and Continuing Entitlement.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0025.
    Forms submitted: UI-9, UI-44, UI-48, ID-4U, ID-4X, ID-5I, ID-5R 
(SUP).
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: Private Sector; Businesses or other for profits.
    Abstract: The information collection has two purposes. When RRB 
records indicate that railroad service and/or compensation is 
insufficient to qualify a claimant for unemployment or sickness 
benefits, the RRB obtains information needed to reconcile the 
compensation and/or service on record with that claimed by the 
employee. Other forms in the collection allow the RRB to determine 
whether unemployment or sickness benefits were improperly obtained.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes the following change to all 
forms, except ID-5R (SUP): Change PRA/PA notice to update the officer 
title and update the RRB zip code.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                      Annual
                            Form No.                                 responses    Time (minutes)  Burden (hours)
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UI-9............................................................              69              10              11
UI-44...........................................................              10               5               1
UI-48...........................................................              14              12               3
ID-4U...........................................................              35               5               3
ID-4X...........................................................              25               5               2
ID-5i...........................................................           1,050              15             262
ID-5R (SUP).....................................................             400              10              67
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    Total.......................................................           1,603  ..............             349
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    3. Title and purpose of information collection: Public Service 
Pension Questionnaires; OMB 3220-0136.
    Public Law 95-216 amended the Social Security Act of 1977 by 
providing, in part, that spouse or survivor benefits may be reduced 
when the beneficiary is in receipt of a pension based on employment 
with a Federal, State, or local governmental unit. Initially, the 
reduction was equal to the full amount of the government pension.
    Public Law 98-21 changed the reduction to two-thirds of the amount 
of the government pension. Public Law 108-203 amended the Social 
Security Act by changing the requirement for exemption to public 
service offset, that Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes 
be deducted from the public service wages for the last 60 months of 
public service employment, rather than just the last day of public 
service employment.
    Sections 4(a)(1) and 4(f)(1) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) 
(45 U.S.C. 231) provides that a spouse or survivor annuity should be 
equal in amount to what the annuitant would receive if entitled to a 
like benefit from the Social Security Administration. Therefore, the 
public service pension (PSP) provisions apply to RRA annuities. RRB 
regulations pertaining to the collection of evidence relating to public 
service pensions or worker's compensation paid to spouse or survivor 
applicants or annuitants are found in 20 CFR 219.64c.
    The RRB utilizes Form G-208, Public Service Pension Questionnaire, 
and Form G-212, Public Service Monitoring Questionnaire, to obtain 
information used to determine whether an annuity reduction is in order. 
Completion of the forms is voluntary. However, failure to complete the 
forms could result in the

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nonpayment of benefits. One response is requested of each respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (85 FR 16689 on March 24, 2020) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Public Service Pension Questionnaires.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0136.
    Forms submitted: G-208 and G-212.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: A spouse or survivor annuity under the Railroad 
Retirement Act may be subjected to a reduction for a public service 
pension. The questionnaires obtain information needed to determine if 
the reduction applies and the amount of such reduction.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to the forms in the 
collection.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                      Annual
                            Form No.                                 responses    Time (minutes)  Burden (hours)
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G-208...........................................................              70              16              19
G-212...........................................................           1,100              15             275
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................................           1,170  ..............             294
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    4. Title and purpose of information collection: Report of Medicaid 
State Office on Beneficiary's Buy-In Status; OMB 3220-0185.
    Under Section 7(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act (45 U.S.C. 231), 
the RRB administers the Medicare program for persons covered by the 
railroad retirement system. Under Section 1843 of the Social Security 
Act, states may enter into ``buy-in agreements'' with the Secretary of 
Health and Human Services for the purpose of enrolling certain groups 
of low-income individuals under the Medicare medical insurance (Part B) 
program and paying the premiums for their insurance coverage. 
Generally, these individuals are categorically needy under Medicaid and 
meet the eligibility requirements for Medicare Part B. States can also 
include in their buy-in agreements, individuals who are eligible for 
medical assistance only. The RRB uses Form RL-380-F, Report to State 
Medicaid Office, to obtain information needed to determine if certain 
railroad beneficiaries are entitled to receive Supplementary Medical 
Insurance program coverage under a state buy-in agreement in states in 
which they reside. Completion of Form RL-380-F is voluntary. One 
response is received from each respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (85 FR 16689 on March 24, 2020) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Report of Medicaid State Office on Beneficiary's Buy-In 
Status.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0185.
    Forms submitted: RL-380-F.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Abstract: Under the Railroad Retirement Act, the Railroad 
Retirement Board administers the Medicare program for persons covered 
by the railroad retirement system. The collection obtains the 
information needed to determine if certain railroad beneficiaries are 
entitled to receive Supplemental Medical Insurance program coverage 
under a state buy-in agreement in states in which they reside.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes the following changes to Form 
RL-380-F: Remove the word ``claim'' from the second box on the right 
side and remove the word ``claim'' and replaced with ``Medicare'' for 
question 4.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                      Annual
                            Form No.                                 responses    Time (minutes)  Burden (hours)
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RL-380-F........................................................             600              10             100
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    5. Title and purpose of information collection: Self-Employment/
Corporate Officer Work and Earnings Monitoring; OMB 3220-0202.
    Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) (45 U.S.C. 231) 
provides for the payment of disability annuities to qualified 
employees. Section 2 also provides that if the Railroad Retirement 
Board (RRB) receives a report of an annuitant working for a railroad or 
earning more than prescribed dollar amounts from either nonrailroad 
employment or self-employment, the annuity is no longer payable, or can 
be reduced, for the months worked. The regulations related to the 
nonpayment or reduction of the annuity by reason of work are prescribed 
in 20 CFR 220.160-220.164.
    Some activities claimed by the applicant as ``self-employment'' may 
actually be employment for someone else (e.g., training officer, 
consultant, salesman). Title 20 CFR 216.22(c) states, for example, that 
an applicant is considered an employee, and not self-employed, when 
acting as a corporate officer, since the corporation is the applicant's 
employer. Whether the RRB classifies a particular activity as self-
employment or as work for an employer depends upon the circumstances in 
each case. The circumstances are prescribed in 20 CFR 216.21-216.23.
    Certain types of work may actually indicate an annuitant's recovery 
from disability. Regulations related to an annuitant's recovery from 
disability for work are prescribed in 20 CFR 220.17-220.20.
    In addition, the RRB conducts continuing disability reviews (also 
known as a CDR), to determine whether the annuitant continues to meet 
the disability requirements of the law. Payment of disability benefits 
and/or a beneficiary's period of disability will end if medical 
evidence or other information shows that an annuitant is

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not disabled under the standards prescribed in Section 2 of the RRA. 
Continuing disability reviews are generally conducted if one or more of 
the following conditions are met: (1) The annuitant is scheduled for a 
routine periodic review, (2) the annuitant returns to work and 
successfully completes a trial work period, (3) substantial earnings 
are posted to the annuitant's wage record, or (4) information is 
received from the annuitant or a reliable source that the annuitant has 
recovered or returned to work. Provisions relating to when and how 
often the RRB conducts disability reviews are prescribed in 20 CFR 
220.186.
    To enhance program integrity activities, the RRB utilizes Form G-
252, Self-Employment/Corporate Officer Work and Earnings Monitoring. 
Form G-252 obtains information from a disability annuitant who either 
claims to be self-employed or a corporate officer, or who the RRB 
determines to be self-employed or a corporate officer after a 
continuing disability review. The continuing disability review may be 
prompted by a report of work, return to railroad service, an allegation 
of a medical improvement or a routine disability review call-up. The 
information gathered is used to determine entitlement and/or continued 
entitlement to, and the amount of, the disability annuity, as 
prescribed in 20 CFR 220.176. Completion is required to retain 
benefits. One response is required of each respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (85 FR 16689 on March 24, 2020) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Self-Employment/Corporate Officer Work and Earnings 
Monitoring.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0202.
    Form(s) submitted: G-252.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: To determine entitlement or continued entitlement to a 
disability annuity, the RRB will obtain information from disability 
annuitants who claim to be self-employed or a corporate officer or who 
the RRB determines to be self-employed or a corporate officer after a 
continuing disability review.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-252.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                      Annual
                            Form No.                                 responses    Time (minutes)  Burden (hours)
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G-252...........................................................             100              20              33
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................................             100  ..............              33
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    Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the forms and 
supporting documents can be obtained from Kennisha Tucker at (312) 469-
2591 or [email protected]. Comments regarding the information 
collection should be addressed to Brian Foster, Railroad Retirement 
Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611-1275 or 
[email protected].
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information 
collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for 
Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

Brian Foster,
Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-13447 Filed 6-22-20; 8:45 am]
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