Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 50862-50864 [2020-18033]

Download as PDF 50862 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 18, 2020 / Notices information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Please direct your written comment to David Bottom, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Cynthia Roscoe, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549 or send an email to: PRA_ Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: August 13, 2020. J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–18000 Filed 8–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549–2736 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Extension: Rule 433; SEC File No. 270–558, OMB Control No. 3235–0617 Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collections of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. Rule 433 (17 CFR 230.433) governs the use and filing of free writing prospectuses under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.). The purpose of Rule 433 is to reduce the restrictions on communications that a company can make to investors during a registered offering of its securities, while maintaining a high level of investor protection. A free writing prospectus meeting the conditions of Rule 433(d)(1) must be filed with the Commission and is publicly available. We estimate that it takes approximately 1.28 burden hours per response to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Aug 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 prepare a free writing prospectus and that the information is filed by 2,906 respondents approximately 5.4026 times a year for a total of 15,700 responses. We estimate that 25% of the 1.3 burden hours per response (0.32 hours) is prepared by the company for total annual reporting burden of 5,024 hours (0.32 hours × 15,700 responses). Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether this proposed collection of information is necessary for the performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden imposed by the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Please direct your written comment to David Bottom, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Cynthia Roscoe, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549 or send an email to: PRA_ Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: August 13, 2020. J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–17999 Filed 8–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2020–0039] 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 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 quality, utility, and clarity; and ways to minimize burden on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Mail, email, or fax your comments and recommendations on the information collection(s) to the OMB Desk Officer and SSA Reports Clearance Officer at the following addresses or fax numbers. (OMB), Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA, Fax: 202–395–6974, Email address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov (SSA), Social Security Administration, OLCA, Attn: Reports Clearance Director, 3100 West High Rise, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235, Fax: 410–966–2830, Email address: OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov Or you may submit your comments online through www.regulations.gov, referencing Docket ID Number [SSA– 2020–0039]. 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 October 19, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instrument by writing to the above email address. Work Activity Report (SelfEmployment)—20 CFR 404.1520(b), 20 CFR 404.1571–404.1576, 20 CFR 404.1584–404.1593, and 20 CFR 416.971–416.976—0960–0598. SSA uses Form SSA–820–BK to determine initial or continuing eligibility for: (1) Title II Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI); or (2) Title XVI Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. Under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act), recipients receive disability benefits and SSI payments based on their inability to engage in substantial gainful activity (SGA) due to a physical or mental condition. Therefore, when the recipients resume work, they must report their work so SSA can evaluate and determine by law whether they continue to meet the disability requirements. SSA uses Form SSA–820– BK to obtain information on selfemployment activities of Social Security Title II and XVI disability applicants and recipients. We use the data we obtain to evaluate disability claims, and to help us determine if the claimant meets current disability provisions under Titles II and XVI. Since applicants for disability benefits or payments must prove an inability to perform any kind of SGA generally available in the national economy for which we expect them to qualify based E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 50863 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 18, 2020 / Notices on age, education, and work experience, any work an applicant performed until, or subsequent to, the date the disability allegedly began, affects our disability determination. The respondents are applicants and claimants for SSI payments or SSDI benefits. 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) * Average wait time in field office (minutes) ** Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** SSA–820–BK ............... 100,000 1 30 50,000 $10.73 * 24 ** $965,700 *** * We based this figure on average DI payments, as reported in SSA’s disability insurance payment data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/ 2020Fact%20Sheet.pdf ). ** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA’s current management information data. *** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather, these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to respondents to complete the application. II. SSA submitted the information collection below to OMB for clearance. Your comments regarding this information collection would be most useful if OMB and SSA receive them 30 days from the date of this publication. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than September 17, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB clearance package by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov. 1. Statement Regarding Marriage—20 CFR 404.726—0960–0017. Section 216(h)(1)(A) of the Act directs SSA to third parties to verify the applicant’s statements about intent; cohabitation; and holding out to the public as married, which are the basic tenets of a common-law marriage. SSA uses the information to determine if a valid marital relationship exists, and if the common-law spouse is entitled to Social Security spouse, or widow(er) benefits. The respondents are third parties who can confirm or deny the alleged common-law marriage. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. apply State law to determine an individual’s marital relationship. Some state laws recognize marriages without a ceremony (i.e., common-law marriages). In such cases, SSA provides the same spouse or widow(er) benefits to the common-law spouses as it does to ceremonially married spouses. To determine common-law spouses, SSA must elicit information from blood relatives or other persons who are knowledgeable about the alleged common-law relationship. SSA uses Form SSA–753, Statement Regarding Marriage, to collect information from 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) * Average wait time in field office (minutes) ** Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** SSA–753 ...................... 40,000 1 9 6,000 $25.72 * 24 ** $565,840 *** * We based this figures on average U.S. citizen’s hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/ oes_stru.htm). ** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA’s current management information 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. 2. Statement of Agricultural Employer (Year Prior to 1988; and 1988 and later)—20 CFR 404.702, 404.709, 404.802, 404.1056—0960–0036. If agricultural workers believe their employers (1) did not report their jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Modality of completion Number of respondents wages, or (2) reported incorrect wage amounts, SSA will assist them in resolving this issue. Specifically, SSA will send Forms SSA–1002–F3 or SSA– 1003–F3 to the agricultural employers to collect evidence of wages paid. The Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) respondents are agricultural employers whose workers request wage verification or correction for their earnings records. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Average wait time in field office (minutes) ** Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** SSA–1002 .................... SSA–1003 .................... 7,500 25,000 1 1 30 30 3,750 12,500 * 12.52 * 12.52 ** 24 ** 24 *** $84,510 *** 281,700 Totals .................... 32,500 ........................ ........................ 16,250 ........................ ........................ *** 366,210 * We based this figures on average Agricultural Workers hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/ current/oes_nat.htm). ** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA’s current management information 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Aug 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 50864 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 18, 2020 / Notices 3. Questionnaire About Employment or Self-Employment Outside the United States—20 CFR 404.401(b)(1), 404.415, & 404.417—0960–0050. When a Social Security beneficiary or claimant reports work outside the United States (U.S.), SSA uses Form SSA–7163 to determine if foreign work deductions are applicable. Specifically, SSA uses Form SSA–7163 to determine: (1) Whether work performed by beneficiaries outside the U.S. is cause for deductions from their monthly benefits; (2) which of two work tests (foreign or regular test) is benefits of employees under full retirement age who engage in noncovered remunerative activity for more than 45 hours in a calendar month. SSA asks beneficiaries working outside the U.S. to complete this form annually or every other year (depending on the country of residence). Respondents are beneficiaries or claimants for Social Security benefits who are engaged in work outside the United States. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. applicable; and (3) the number of months, if any, for SSA-imposed deductions. SSA determines whether the annual earnings test applies to all earnings from work covered by the Act, including earnings from covered work performed outside the U.S. However, because of the differences in foreign currency values, it is administratively impractical to apply this test to earnings from non covered work performed outside the U.S. and base it on U.S. dollars. Accordingly, the 45-hour work test provides for deductions from the 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–7163 ................................................ 20,000 1 60 20,000 $10.73 * $214,600 ** * We based this figure on average DI payments, as reported in SSA’s disability insurance payment data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/ 2020Fact%20Sheet.pdf). ** 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. State Mental Institution Policy Review Booklet—20 CFR 404.2035, 404.2065, 416.635, & 416.665—0960– 0110. SSA uses Form SSA–9584–BK: (1) To determine if the policies and practices of a state mental institution acting as a representative payee for SSA preparing subsequent reports of findings. The respondents are state mental institutions serving as representative payees for Social Security beneficiaries and SSI recipients. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. beneficiaries conform to SSA’s regulations in the use of benefits; (2) to confirm institutions are performing other duties and responsibilities required of representative payees; and (3) as the basis for conducting onsite reviews of the institutions and 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–9584 ................................................ 68 1 60 68 $15.00 * $1,020 ** * We based this figure on average Personal Care and Service Workers hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https:// www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes390000.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. Dated: August 13, 2020. Naomi Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–18033 Filed 8–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES [Docket Number USTR–2020–0033] Request for Comments Concerning China’s Compliance With World Trade Organization (WTO) Commitments Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Aug 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 The interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) invites comments to assist the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in the preparation of its annual report to Congress on China’s compliance with the commitments made in connection with its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). 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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2020-0039]


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-2020-0039].
    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 
October 19, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instrument by writing to the above email address.
    Work Activity Report (Self-Employment)--20 CFR 404.1520(b), 20 CFR 
404.1571-404.1576, 20 CFR 404.1584-404.1593, and 20 CFR 416.971-
416.976--0960-0598. SSA uses Form SSA-820-BK to determine initial or 
continuing eligibility for: (1) Title II Social Security Disability 
Insurance benefits (SSDI); or (2) Title XVI Supplemental Security 
Income (SSI) payments. Under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security 
Act (Act), recipients receive disability benefits and SSI payments 
based on their inability to engage in substantial gainful activity 
(SGA) due to a physical or mental condition. Therefore, when the 
recipients resume work, they must report their work so SSA can evaluate 
and determine by law whether they continue to meet the disability 
requirements. SSA uses Form SSA-820-BK to obtain information on self-
employment activities of Social Security Title II and XVI disability 
applicants and recipients. We use the data we obtain to evaluate 
disability claims, and to help us determine if the claimant meets 
current disability provisions under Titles II and XVI. Since applicants 
for disability benefits or payments must prove an inability to perform 
any kind of SGA generally available in the national economy for which 
we expect them to qualify based

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on age, education, and work experience, any work an applicant performed 
until, or subsequent to, the date the disability allegedly began, 
affects our disability determination. The respondents are applicants 
and claimants for SSI payments or SSDI benefits.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                           Average
                                                                     Average  burden  Estimated total    theoretical     Average  wait     Total annual
      Modality of completion          Number of       Frequency of    per  response    annual burden     hourly cost     time  in field    opportunity
                                     respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)           amount           office      cost  (dollars)
                                                                                                         (dollars) *      (minutes) **         ***
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SSA-820-BK.......................         100,000                1               30           50,000         $10.73 *            24 **     $965,700 ***
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* We based this figure on average DI payments, as reported in SSA's disability insurance payment data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2020Fact%20Sheet.pdf ).
** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA's current management information data.
*** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather,
  these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to
  respondents to complete the application.

    II. SSA submitted the information collection below to OMB for 
clearance. Your comments regarding this information collection would be 
most useful if OMB and SSA receive them 30 days from the date of this 
publication. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them 
no later than September 17, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the 
OMB clearance package by writing to [email protected].
    1. Statement Regarding Marriage--20 CFR 404.726--0960-0017. Section 
216(h)(1)(A) of the Act directs SSA to apply State law to determine an 
individual's marital relationship. Some state laws recognize marriages 
without a ceremony (i.e., common-law marriages). In such cases, SSA 
provides the same spouse or widow(er) benefits to the common-law 
spouses as it does to ceremonially married spouses. To determine 
common-law spouses, SSA must elicit information from blood relatives or 
other persons who are knowledgeable about the alleged common-law 
relationship. SSA uses Form SSA-753, Statement Regarding Marriage, to 
collect information from third parties to verify the applicant's 
statements about intent; cohabitation; and holding out to the public as 
married, which are the basic tenets of a common-law marriage. SSA uses 
the information to determine if a valid marital relationship exists, 
and if the common-law spouse is entitled to Social Security spouse, or 
widow(er) benefits. The respondents are third parties who can confirm 
or deny the alleged common-law marriage.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                           Average
                                                                     Average  burden  Estimated total    theoretical      Average wait     Total annual
      Modality of completion          Number of       Frequency of    per  response    annual burden     hourly cost     time in  field    opportunity
                                     respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)           amount           office       cost (dollars)
                                                                                                         (dollars) *      (minutes) **         ***
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SSA-753..........................          40,000                1                9            6,000         $25.72 *            24 **     $565,840 ***
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* We based this figures on average U.S. citizen's hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_stru.htm).
** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA's current management information 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.

    2. Statement of Agricultural Employer (Year Prior to 1988; and 1988 
and later)--20 CFR 404.702, 404.709, 404.802, 404.1056--0960-0036. If 
agricultural workers believe their employers (1) did not report their 
wages, or (2) reported incorrect wage amounts, SSA will assist them in 
resolving this issue. Specifically, SSA will send Forms SSA-1002-F3 or 
SSA-1003-F3 to the agricultural employers to collect evidence of wages 
paid. The respondents are agricultural employers whose workers request 
wage verification or correction for their earnings records.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                              Average
                                                                              Average        Estimated      theoretical    Average wait    Total annual
         Modality of completion              Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual     hourly cost   time in  field    opportunity
                                            respondents      response        response     burden (hours)      amount          office      cost (dollars)
                                                                             (minutes)                      (dollars) *    (minutes) **         ***
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SSA-1002................................           7,500               1              30           3,750         * 12.52           ** 24     *** $84,510
SSA-1003................................          25,000               1              30          12,500         * 12.52           ** 24     *** 281,700
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    Totals..............................          32,500  ..............  ..............          16,250  ..............  ..............     *** 366,210
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* We based this figures on average Agricultural Workers hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm).
** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA's current management information 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.


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    3. Questionnaire About Employment or Self-Employment Outside the 
United States--20 CFR 404.401(b)(1), 404.415, & 404.417--0960-0050. 
When a Social Security beneficiary or claimant reports work outside the 
United States (U.S.), SSA uses Form SSA-7163 to determine if foreign 
work deductions are applicable. Specifically, SSA uses Form SSA-7163 to 
determine: (1) Whether work performed by beneficiaries outside the U.S. 
is cause for deductions from their monthly benefits; (2) which of two 
work tests (foreign or regular test) is applicable; and (3) the number 
of months, if any, for SSA-imposed deductions. SSA determines whether 
the annual earnings test applies to all earnings from work covered by 
the Act, including earnings from covered work performed outside the 
U.S. However, because of the differences in foreign currency values, it 
is administratively impractical to apply this test to earnings from non 
covered work performed outside the U.S. and base it on U.S. dollars. 
Accordingly, the 45-hour work test provides for deductions from the 
benefits of employees under full retirement age who engage in non-
covered remunerative activity for more than 45 hours in a calendar 
month. SSA asks beneficiaries working outside the U.S. to complete this 
form annually or every other year (depending on the country of 
residence). Respondents are beneficiaries or claimants for Social 
Security benefits who are engaged in work outside the United States.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                            Average
                                                                                      Average  burden  Estimated total    theoretical      Total annual
              Modality of completion                   Number of       Frequency of    per  response    annual burden     hourly cost      opportunity
                                                      respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)           amount       cost (dollars)
                                                                                                                          (dollars) *           **
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SSA-7163..........................................          20,000                1               60           20,000         $10.73 *      $214,600 **
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* We based this figure on average DI payments, as reported in SSA's disability insurance payment data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2020Fact%20Sheet.pdf).
** 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. State Mental Institution Policy Review Booklet--20 CFR 404.2035, 
404.2065, 416.635, & 416.665--0960-0110. SSA uses Form SSA-9584-BK: (1) 
To determine if the policies and practices of a state mental 
institution acting as a representative payee for SSA beneficiaries 
conform to SSA's regulations in the use of benefits; (2) to confirm 
institutions are performing other duties and responsibilities required 
of representative payees; and (3) as the basis for conducting onsite 
reviews of the institutions and preparing subsequent reports of 
findings. The respondents are state mental institutions serving as 
representative payees for Social Security beneficiaries and SSI 
recipients.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                            Average
                                                                                      Average  burden  Estimated total    theoretical      Total annual
              Modality of completion                   Number of       Frequency of    per  response    annual burden     hourly cost      opportunity
                                                      respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)           amount       cost (dollars)
                                                                                                                          (dollars) *           **
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SSA-9584..........................................              68                1               60               68         $15.00 *        $1,020 **
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* We based this figure on average Personal Care and Service Workers hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes390000.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.


    Dated: August 13, 2020.
Naomi Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-18033 Filed 8-17-20; 8:45 am]
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