Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 70216-70221 [2020-24479]

Download as PDF 70216 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 214 / Wednesday, November 4, 2020 / Notices applicable Replacement Portfolios, their advisers, underwriters or their affiliates. For the Commission, by the Division of Investment Management, under delegated authority. Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–24449 Filed 11–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–90286; File No. SR– NYSEArca–2020–80] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on a Proposed Rule Change, as Modified by Amendment No. 1, To List and Trade Shares of the Alger Mid Cap 40 ETF and Alger 25 ETF Under Rule 8.900–E, Managed Portfolio Shares October 29, 2020. On September 1, 2020, NYSE Arca, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to list and trade shares of the Alger Mid Cap 40 ETF and Alger 25 ETF under Rule 8.900–E (Managed Portfolio Shares). The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on September 21, 2020.3 On October 7, 2020, NYSE Arca filed Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change.4 The Commission has received no comments on the proposal. Section 19(b)(2) of the Act 5 provides that within 45 days of the publication of notice of the filing of a proposed rule change, or within such longer period up to 90 days as the Commission may designate if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 89869 (September 15, 2020), 85 FR 59354. 4 Amendment No. 1, which amended and replaced the proposed rule change in its entirety, is available on the Commission’s website at: https:// www.sec.gov/comments/sr-nysearca-2020-80/ srnysearca202080.htm. 5 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 2 17 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Nov 03, 2020 Jkt 253001 reasons for so finding, or as to which the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission shall either approve the proposed rule change, disapprove the proposed rule change, or institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. The 45th day after publication of the notice for this proposed rule change is November 5, 2020. The Commission is extending this 45-day time period. The Commission finds it appropriate to designate a longer period within which to take action on the proposed rule change so that it has sufficient time to consider the proposed rule change. Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,6 designates December 20, 2020 as the date by which the Commission shall either approve or disapprove, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove, the proposed rule change (File No. SR–NYSEArca– 2020–80). For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.7 Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–24377 Filed 11–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2020–0056] 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 6 Id. 7 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(31). Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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– 2020–0056]. I. The information collections below are pending at SSA. SSA will submit them 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 January 4, 2021. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. 1. Help America Vote Act—0960– 0706. Public Law 107–252, the Help America Vote Act of 2002, mandates that States verify the identities of newly registered voters. When newly registered voters do not have driver’s licenses or State-issued ID cards, they must supply the last four digits of their Social Security number to their local State election agencies for verification. The election agencies forward this information to their State Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), and the State MVA inputs the data into the American Association of MVAs, a central consolidation system that routes the voter data to SSA’s Help America Vote Verification (HAVV) system. Once SSA’s HAVV system confirms the identity of the voter, the information returns along the same route in reverse until it reaches the State election agency. The respondents are the State MVAs seeking to confirm voter identities. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 214 / Wednesday, November 4, 2020 / Notices 70217 Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Number of responses Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** HAVV ........................... 48 87,332 4,191,936 2 139,731 * $17.94 ** $2,506,774 * We based this figure on average local government information and records clerk’s salary shown on the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s website (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes434199.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. 2. Incoming and Outgoing Intergovernmental Personnel Act Assignment Agreement—5 CFR part 334—0960–0792. The Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) mobility program provides for the temporary assignment of civilian personnel between the Federal Government and State and local governments; colleges and universities; Indian tribal governments; federally funded research and development centers; and other eligible organizations. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) created a generic form, the OF– 69, for agencies to use as a template when collecting information for the IPA assignment. The OF–69 collects specific information about the agreement including: (1) The enrolled employee’s name, Social Security number, job title, salary, classification, and address; (2) the type of assignment; (3) the reimbursement arrangement; and (4) an explanation as to how the assignment benefits both SSA and the non-federal organization involved in the exchange. OPM directs agencies to use their own forms for recording these agreements. So, SSA modified the OF–69 to meet Number of respondents Modality of completion Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response our needs, creating the SSA–187 for incoming employees and the SSA–188 for outgoing employees. SSA collects information on the SSA–187 and SSA– 188 to document the IPA assignment, and to act as an agreement between the agencies. Respondents are personnel from State and local governments; colleges and universities; Indian tribal governments; federally funded research and development centers; and other eligible organizations who participate in the IPA exchange with SSA. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Estimated total annual burden (hours) Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** Non-Federal employee ............................ Non-Federal employer signers ................ 3 12 1 1 30 5 2 1 * $50.00 * 50.00 ** $100 ** 50 Totals ................................................ 15 ........................ ........................ 3 ........................ ** 150 * We based this figure on averaging the average of Postsecondary Education Administrators and Executive Branch Management Analysts hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes119033.htm & https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/ oes131111.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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 December 4, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of these OMB clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov. 1. Statement Regarding Contributions—20 CFR 404.360– 404.366 and 404.736—0960–0020. SSA uses Form SSA–783 to collect information regarding a child’s current sources of support when determining the child’s entitlement to Social Security benefits. We request this information from adults acting on behalf of the child claimants who can provide SSA with any sources of support or substantial contributions for the child. These adults inform the claims representative as part of the initial benefits process. If the individual capable of providing the information does not accompany the child claimant, we mail the SSA–783 to the individual for completion, or if the person has access to a computer, we will refer them to SSA’s website. The respondents are individuals providing information about a child’s sources of support. 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–783 .................. 2,352 1 15 588 * $25.72 ** 24 *** $39,326 * We based this figure on the average hourly wage for all occupations in May 2019 as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (https:// www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#00-0000). ** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA’s current management information data. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Nov 03, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 70218 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 214 / Wednesday, November 4, 2020 / Notices *** 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. redeterminations on the SSA–8010–BK. SSA uses the information to make initial or continuing eligibility determinations for SSI claimants or recipients who are subject to deeming. The respondents are people whose income and resources 2. Statement of Income and Resources—20 CFR 416.207, 416.301– 416.310, 416.704, and 416.708—0960– 0124. SSA collects information about income and resources for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims and Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) SSA may deem (consider to be available) to SSI applicants or recipients. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average wait time in field office (minutes) ** Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** SSA–8010–BK (Intranet) SSA–8010–BK (Paper) .... 1,855,340 61,380 1 1 20 20 618,447 20,460 * $10.73 * 10.73 ** 24 ** 24 *** $14,599,056 *** 482,979 Totals ........................ 1,916,720 .................... .................... 638,907 ........................ ........................ *** 15,082,035 * We based this figure on average DI payments based on SSA’s current FY 2020 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 our current management information data. *** This figure does not represent actual costs that we are 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. 3. Medical Permit Parking Application—41 CFR 102–71.20 & 102– 74.305—0960–0624. SSA employees and contractors with a qualifying medical condition who park at SSAowned and leased facilities may apply to receive a medical parking permit. SSA uses three forms for this program: (1) SSA–3192, the Application and Statement, which an individual completes when first applying for the medical parking space; (2) SSA–3193, the Physician’s Report, which the applicant’s physician completes to verify the medical condition; and (3) SSA–3194, Renewal Certification, which medical parking permit holders complete to verify their continued need for the permit. The respondents are SSA employees and contractors seeking Number of respondents Modality of completion Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response medical parking permits, and their physicians. Note: Because SSA employees are Federal workers exempt from the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the burden below is only for SSA contractors and physicians (of both SSA employees and contractors). Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Estimated total annual burden (hours) Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** SSA–3192 ................................................ SSA–3193 ................................................ SSA–3194 ................................................ 390 465 82 1 1 1 30 90 5 195 698 7 * $44.07 * 44.07 * 44.07 ** $8,594 ** 30,761 ** 308 Totals ................................................ 937 ........................ ........................ 900 ........................ ** 39,663 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES * We based this figure on averaging the average of Office Physicians and Executive Branch Management Analysts hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291123.htm & https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes131111.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. Request for Evidence from Doctor and Request for Evidence from Hospital—20 CFR 404 Subpart P and 20 CFR 416 Subpart I—0960–0722. Sections 223(d)(5) and 1614(a)(3)(H)(i) of the Social Security Act require claimants to furnish medical evidence of their disability when filing a disability claim. SSA uses Forms HA–66 and HA–67 to request evidence from VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Nov 03, 2020 Jkt 253001 medical sources, which claimants identify as having information relative to their impairments, or ability to do work-related activities. In addition to accepting manual paper responses, SSA sends a barcode with the HA–66 and HA–67, allowing respondents to fax the information directly into the electronic claims folder rather than submitting it manually. SSA uses the information to PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 determine eligibility for benefits, and to pay medical sources for furnishing the information. The respondents are medical sources, doctors, and hospitals that evaluate the claimants. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 70219 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 214 / Wednesday, November 4, 2020 / Notices Number of respondents Modality of completion Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Estimated total annual burden (hours) Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** HA–66—Paper Version ............................ HA–66—;Electronic Version (ERE or barcode) ............................................... HA–67—Paper Version ............................ HA–67—Electronic Version (ERE or barcode) ............................................... 3,060 22 15 16,830 $40.21 ** $676,734 8,940 3,060 22 22 15 15 49,170 16,830 40.21 40.21 * 1,977,126 ** 676,734 8,940 22 15 49,170 40.21 ** 1,977,126 Totals ................................................ 24,000 ........................ ........................ 132,000 ........................ ** 5,307,720 * We based this figure on average Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes290000.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. 5. Social Security’s Public Credentialing and Authentication Process—20 CFR 401.45 and Part 402— 0960–0789. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Background Authentication is the foundation for secure, online transactions. Identity authentication is the process of determining, with confidence, that someone is who he or she claims to be during a remote, automated session. It comprises three distinct factors: Something you know; something you have; and something you are. Singlefactor authentication uses one of the factors, and multi-factor authentication uses two or more of the factors. SSA’s Public Credentialing and Authentication Process SSA offers consistent authentication across SSA’s secured online services. We allow our users to request and maintain only one User ID, consisting of a self-selected username and password, to access multiple Social Security electronic services. Designed in accordance with the OMB Memorandum M–04–04 and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800–63, this process provides the means of authenticating users of our secured electronic services and streamlines access to those services. SSA’s public credentialing and authentication process: • Issues a single User ID to anyone who wants to do business with the agency and meets the eligibility criteria; • Partners with an external Identity Services Provider (ISP) to help us verify the identity of our online customers; • Complies with relevant standards; • Offers access to some of SSA’s heaviest, but more sensitive, workloads online while providing a high level of confidence in the identity of the person requesting access to these services; VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Nov 03, 2020 Jkt 253001 • Offers an in-person process for those who are uncomfortable with or unable to use the internet process; • Balances security with ease of use; and • Provides a user-friendly way for the public to conduct extended business with us online instead of visiting local servicing offices or requesting information over the phone. Individuals have real-time access to their Social Security information in a safe and secure web environment. Public Credentialing and Authentication Process Features We collect and maintain the users’ personally identifiable information (PII) in our Central Repository of Electronic Authentication Data Master File Privacy Act system of records, which we published in the Federal Register (75 FR 79065). The PII may include the users’ name; address; date of birth; Social Security number (SSN); phone number; and other types of identity information [e.g., address information of persons from the W–2 and Schedule Self Employed forms we receive electronically for our programmatic purposes as permitted by 26 U.S.C. 6103(l)(1)(A)]. We may also collect knowledge-based authentication data, which is information users establish with us or that we already maintain in our existing Privacy Act systems of records. We retain the data necessary to administer and maintain our eAuthentication infrastructure. This includes management and profile information, such as blocked accounts; failed access data; effective date of passwords; and other data allowing us to evaluate the system’s effectiveness. The data we maintain also may include archived transaction data and historical data. We use the information from this collection to identity proof and PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 authenticate our users online, and to allow them access to their personal information from our records. We also use this information to provide second factor authentication. We are committed to expanding and improving this process so we can grant access to additional online services in the future. Offering online services is not only an important part of meeting SSA’s goals, but is vital to good public service. In increasing numbers, the public expects to conduct complex business over the internet. Ensuring SSA’s online services are both secure and user-friendly is our priority. We awarded a competitively bid contract to an ISP, Equifax, to help us verify the identity of our online customers. We use this ISP, in addition to our other authentication methods, to help us prove, or verify, the identity of our customers when they are completing online or electronic transactions with us. Social Security’s Authentication Strategy We remain committed to enhancing our online services using authentication processes that balance usability and security. We will continue to research and develop new authentication tools while monitoring the emerging threats. The following are key components of our authentication strategy: • Enrollment and Identity Verification—Individuals who meet the following eligibility requirements may enroll: Æ Must have a valid email address; Æ Must have a valid Social Security number (SSN); Æ Must have a domestic address of record (includes military addresses); and Æ Must be at least 18 years of age. We collect identifying data and use SSA and ISP records to verify an individual’s identity. Individuals have E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 70220 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 214 / Wednesday, November 4, 2020 / Notices the option of obtaining an enhanced, stronger, User ID by providing certain financial information (e.g., Medicare wages, self-employed earnings, or the last eight digits of a credit card number) for verification. We also ask individuals to answer out-of-wallet questions so we can further verify their identities. Individuals who are unable to complete the process online can present identification at a field office to obtain a User ID. • Establishing the User Profile—The individual self-selects a username and password, both of which can be of variable length and alphanumeric. We provide a password strength indicator to help the individual select a strong password. We also ask the individual to choose challenge questions for use in restoring a lost or forgotten username or password. • Provide a Second Factor—We ask the individual to provide a text message enabled cell phone number or an email address. We consider the cell phone number or email address the second factor of authentication. We send a security code to the individual’s selected second factor. We require the individual to confirm its receipt by entering the security code online. Subsequently, each time the individual attempts to sign in to his or her online account, we will also send a message with a one-time security code to the individual’s selected second factor. The individual must enter the security code along with his or her username and password. The code is valid for only 10 minutes. If the individual does not enter the code within 10 minutes, the code expires, and the individual must request another code. • Enhancing the User ID—If individuals opt to enhance or upgrade their User IDs, they must provide certain financial information for khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Modality of completion Number of respondents verification. We mail a one-time-use upgrade code to the individual’s verified residential address. When the individual receives the upgrade code in the mail, he or she can enter this code online to enhance the security of the account. With extra security, we continue to require the individuals to sign in using their username, password, and a one-time security code we send to their second factor email address or cell phone number (whichever the users listed in their account). • Sign in and Use—Our authentication process provides an individual with a User ID for access to our sensitive online Social Security services. Second factor authentication requires the individual to sign in with a username, password, and a one-time security code sent to the individual’s selected second factor. SSA expanded its existing capabilities to require second factor authentication for every online sign in. We also allow for maintenance of the second factor options. An individual who forgets the password can reset it automatically without contacting SSA. Social Security’s Enrollment Process The enrollment process is a one-time only activity. SSA requires the individuals to agree to the ‘‘Terms of Service’’ detailed on our website before we allow them to begin the enrollment process. The ‘‘Terms of Service’’ inform the individuals what we will and will not do with their personal information, and the privacy and security protections we provide on all data we collect. These terms also detail the consequences of misusing this service. To verify the individual’s identity, we ask the individual to give us minimal personal information, which may include: • Name; • SSN; Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) • Date of birth; • Address—mailing and residential; • Telephone number; • Email address; • Financial information; • Cell phone number; and • Selecting and answering password reset questions. We send a subset of this information to the ISP, who then generates a series of out-of-wallet questions back to the individual. The individual must answer all or most of the questions correctly before continuing in the process. The exact questions generated are unique to each individual. This collection of information, or a subset of it, is mandatory for respondents who want to do business with SSA via the internet. We collect this information via the internet on SSA’s public-facing website. We also offer an in-person identification verification process for individuals who cannot, or are not willing, to register online. For this process, the individual must go to a local SSA field office and provide identifying information. We do not ask for financial information with the in-person process. We only collect the identity verification information one time, when the individual registers for a credential. We ask for the User ID (username and password) every time an individual signs in to our automated services. If individuals opt for the enhanced or upgraded account, they also either receive an email message or a text message on their cell phones (this serves as the second factor for authentication) each time they sign in. The respondents are individuals who choose to use the internet or Automated Telephone Response System to conduct business with SSA. 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) *** Internet Registration ......... Internet Sign-Ins ............... Intranet Registration (RCS) ............................ 7,875,448 53,985,814 1 1 8 1 1,050,060 899,764 * $25.72 * 25.72 ........................ ........................ *** $27,007,543 *** 23,141,930 2,295,983 1 8 306,131 * 25.72 ** 24 *** 31,494,757 Totals ........................ 64,157,245 .................... .................... 2,255,955 ........................ ........................ *** 81,644,230 * 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 our current management information data. *** This figure does not represent actual costs that we are 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 18:16 Nov 03, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 214 / Wednesday, November 4, 2020 / Notices Dated: October 30, 2020. Naomi Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–24479 Filed 11–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 43 (Sub-No. 191X); Docket No. AB 33 (Sub-No. 337X)] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Illinois Central Railroad Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Jefferson County, Ill.; Union Pacific Railroad Company—Abandonment Exemption—in Jefferson County, Ill. Illinois Central Railroad Company (IC) and Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) (collectively, the Railroads) jointly filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152, subpart F— Exempt Abandonments to abandon approximately 100 feet of jointly owned railroad line extending from milepost 10.53 to milepost 10.55 at the railroad bridge overpass (the Bridge) of State Route 148 (County Road 600E), south of the Village of Waltonville in Jefferson County, Ill. (the Line). The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 62894 and 62833.1 The Railroads have certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) any overhead traffic could be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the Line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the Line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7 and 1105.8 (notice of environmental and historic report), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. Any employee of the Railroads adversely affected by the abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad—Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. 1 The Railroads state that, after abandonment, they plan to salvage the Line, and the Bridge will be removed to permit the Illinois Department of Transportation to undertake a road improvement project on State Route 148. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Nov 03, 2020 Jkt 253001 Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) has been received,2 the exemptions will be effective on December 4, 2020, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues 3 must be filed by November 13, 2020. Formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) and interim trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by November 16, 2020.4 Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by November 24, 2020. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to IC’s representative, Thomas J. Litwiler, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606– 3208; and UP’s representative, Jeremy M. Berman, Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas Street, Stop 1580, Omaha, NE 68179. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemptions are void ab initio. The Railroads have filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the potential effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue a Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) by November 9, 2020. The Draft EA will be available to interested persons on the Board’s website, by writing to OEA, or by calling OEA at (202) 245– 0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the Draft EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or interim trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), the Railroads shall file a 2 Persons interested in submitting an OFA must first file a formal expression of intent to file an offer, indicating the type of financial assistance they wish to provide (i.e., subsidy or purchase) and demonstrating that they are preliminarily financially responsible. See 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2)(i). 3 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) in its independent investigation) cannot be made before the exemptions’ effective date. See Exemption of Out-of-Serv. Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemptions’ effective date. 4 Filing fees for OFAs and trail use requests can be found at 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25) and (27), respectively. PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70221 notice of consummation with the Board to signify that they have exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the Line. If consummation has not been effected by the Railroads’ filing of a notice of consummation by November 4, 2021, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: October 29, 2020. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Andrea Pope-Matheson, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2020–24590 Filed 11–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2020–0416] Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Dealer’s Aircraft Registration Application Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 23, 2020. The collection involves submission of an AC Form 8050–5, Dealer’s Aircraft Registration Certificate Application, by companies or individuals to obtain a Dealer’s Aircraft Registration Certificate, which allows operation of an aircraft instead of obtaining a permanent aircraft registration certificate. The information collection is necessary for a dealer to operate an aircraft without a permanent aircraft registration certificate and to comply with statutory and regulatory requirements. SUMMARY: Written comments should be submitted by December 4, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory DATES: E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 214 (Wednesday, November 4, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70216-70221]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-24479]


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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2020-0056]


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-2020-0056].
    I. The information collections below are pending at SSA. SSA will 
submit them 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 
January 4, 2021. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instruments by writing to the above email address.
    1. Help America Vote Act--0960-0706. Public Law 107-252, the Help 
America Vote Act of 2002, mandates that States verify the identities of 
newly registered voters. When newly registered voters do not have 
driver's licenses or State-issued ID cards, they must supply the last 
four digits of their Social Security number to their local State 
election agencies for verification. The election agencies forward this 
information to their State Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), and the 
State MVA inputs the data into the American Association of MVAs, a 
central consolidation system that routes the voter data to SSA's Help 
America Vote Verification (HAVV) system. Once SSA's HAVV system 
confirms the identity of the voter, the information returns along the 
same route in reverse until it reaches the State election agency. The 
respondents are the State MVAs seeking to confirm voter identities.
    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      Number of       per response    annual burden     hourly cost      opportunity
                                     respondents        response        responses        (minutes)         (hours)           amount       cost (dollars)
                                                                                                                          (dollars) *           **
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HAVV.............................              48           87,332        4,191,936                2          139,731         * $17.94    ** $2,506,774
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* We based this figure on average local government information and records clerk's salary shown on the Bureau of Labor Statistic's website (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes434199.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.

    2. Incoming and Outgoing Intergovernmental Personnel Act Assignment 
Agreement--5 CFR part 334--0960-0792. The Intergovernmental Personnel 
Act (IPA) mobility program provides for the temporary assignment of 
civilian personnel between the Federal Government and State and local 
governments; colleges and universities; Indian tribal governments; 
federally funded research and development centers; and other eligible 
organizations. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) created a 
generic form, the OF-69, for agencies to use as a template when 
collecting information for the IPA assignment. The OF-69 collects 
specific information about the agreement including: (1) The enrolled 
employee's name, Social Security number, job title, salary, 
classification, and address; (2) the type of assignment; (3) the 
reimbursement arrangement; and (4) an explanation as to how the 
assignment benefits both SSA and the non-federal organization involved 
in the exchange. OPM directs agencies to use their own forms for 
recording these agreements. So, SSA modified the OF-69 to meet our 
needs, creating the SSA-187 for incoming employees and the SSA-188 for 
outgoing employees. SSA collects information on the SSA-187 and SSA-188 
to document the IPA assignment, and to act as an agreement between the 
agencies. Respondents are personnel from State and local governments; 
colleges and universities; Indian tribal governments; federally funded 
research and development centers; and other eligible organizations who 
participate in the IPA exchange with SSA.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                              Average
                                                                                          Average burden     Estimated      theoretical    Total annual
                 Modality of completion                      Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual     hourly cost     opportunity
                                                            respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)      amount      cost (dollars)
                                                                                                                            (dollars) *         **
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Non-Federal employee....................................               3               1              30               2        * $50.00         ** $100
Non-Federal employer signers............................              12               1               5               1         * 50.00           ** 50
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    Totals..............................................              15  ..............  ..............               3  ..............          ** 150
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* We based this figure on averaging the average of Postsecondary Education Administrators and Executive Branch Management Analysts hourly wages, as
  reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes119033.htm & https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes131111.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.

    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 December 4, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of 
these OMB clearance packages by writing to 
[email protected].
    1. Statement Regarding Contributions--20 CFR 404.360-404.366 and 
404.736--0960-0020. SSA uses Form SSA-783 to collect information 
regarding a child's current sources of support when determining the 
child's entitlement to Social Security benefits. We request this 
information from adults acting on behalf of the child claimants who can 
provide SSA with any sources of support or substantial contributions 
for the child. These adults inform the claims representative as part of 
the initial benefits process. If the individual capable of providing 
the information does not accompany the child claimant, we mail the SSA-
783 to the individual for completion, or if the person has access to a 
computer, we will refer them to SSA's website. The respondents are 
individuals providing information about a child's sources of support.
    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 cost
                                   respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)           amount           office        (dollars) ***
                                                                                                       (dollars) *      (minutes) **
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SSA-783........................           2,352                1               15              588         * $25.72            ** 24        *** $39,326
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* We based this figure on the average hourly wage for all occupations in May 2019 as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#00-0000).
** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA's current management information data.

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*** 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 Income and Resources--20 CFR 416.207, 416.301-
416.310, 416.704, and 416.708--0960-0124. SSA collects information 
about income and resources for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) 
claims and redeterminations on the SSA-8010-BK. SSA uses the 
information to make initial or continuing eligibility determinations 
for SSI claimants or recipients who are subject to deeming. The 
respondents are people whose income and resources SSA may deem 
(consider to be available) to SSI applicants or recipients.
    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    burden per   total annual     hourly cost    time in field  opportunity cost
                                                respondents   of response    response   burden (hours)      amount          office        (dollars) ***
                                                                            (minutes)                     (dollars) *    (minutes) **
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SSA-8010-BK (Intranet)......................       1,855,340            1           20         618,447        * $10.73           ** 24   *** $14,599,056
SSA-8010-BK (Paper).........................          61,380            1           20          20,460         * 10.73           ** 24       *** 482,979
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    Totals..................................       1,916,720  ...........  ...........         638,907  ..............  ..............    *** 15,082,035
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* We based this figure on average DI payments based on SSA's current FY 2020 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 our current management information data.
*** This figure does not represent actual costs that we are 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.

    3. Medical Permit Parking Application--41 CFR 102-71.20 & 102-
74.305--0960-0624. SSA employees and contractors with a qualifying 
medical condition who park at SSA-owned and leased facilities may apply 
to receive a medical parking permit. SSA uses three forms for this 
program: (1) SSA-3192, the Application and Statement, which an 
individual completes when first applying for the medical parking space; 
(2) SSA-3193, the Physician's Report, which the applicant's physician 
completes to verify the medical condition; and (3) SSA-3194, Renewal 
Certification, which medical parking permit holders complete to verify 
their continued need for the permit. The respondents are SSA employees 
and contractors seeking medical parking permits, and their physicians.

    Note:  Because SSA employees are Federal workers exempt from the 
requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the burden below is 
only for SSA contractors and physicians (of both SSA employees and 
contractors).

    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                              Average
                                                                                          Average burden     Estimated      theoretical    Total annual
                 Modality of completion                      Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual     hourly cost     opportunity
                                                            respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)      amount      cost (dollars)
                                                                                                                            (dollars) *         **
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SSA-3192................................................             390               1              30             195        * $44.07       ** $8,594
SSA-3193................................................             465               1              90             698         * 44.07       ** 30,761
SSA-3194................................................              82               1               5               7         * 44.07          ** 308
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    Totals..............................................             937  ..............  ..............             900  ..............       ** 39,663
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* We based this figure on averaging the average of Office Physicians and Executive Branch Management Analysts hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of
  Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291123.htm & https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes131111.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. Request for Evidence from Doctor and Request for Evidence from 
Hospital--20 CFR 404 Subpart P and 20 CFR 416 Subpart I--0960-0722. 
Sections 223(d)(5) and 1614(a)(3)(H)(i) of the Social Security Act 
require claimants to furnish medical evidence of their disability when 
filing a disability claim. SSA uses Forms HA-66 and HA-67 to request 
evidence from medical sources, which claimants identify as having 
information relative to their impairments, or ability to do work-
related activities. In addition to accepting manual paper responses, 
SSA sends a barcode with the HA-66 and HA-67, allowing respondents to 
fax the information directly into the electronic claims folder rather 
than submitting it manually. SSA uses the information to determine 
eligibility for benefits, and to pay medical sources for furnishing the 
information. The respondents are medical sources, doctors, and 
hospitals that evaluate the claimants.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                              Average
                                                                                          Average burden     Estimated      theoretical    Total annual
                 Modality of completion                      Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual     hourly cost     opportunity
                                                            respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)      amount      cost (dollars)
                                                                                                                            (dollars) *         **
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HA-66--Paper Version....................................           3,060              22              15          16,830          $40.21     ** $676,734
HA-66--;Electronic Version (ERE or barcode).............           8,940              22              15          49,170           40.21     * 1,977,126
HA-67--Paper Version....................................           3,060              22              15          16,830           40.21      ** 676,734
HA-67--Electronic Version (ERE or barcode)..............           8,940              22              15          49,170           40.21    ** 1,977,126
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    Totals..............................................          24,000  ..............  ..............         132,000  ..............    ** 5,307,720
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* We based this figure on average Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data
  (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes290000.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.

    5. Social Security's Public Credentialing and Authentication 
Process--20 CFR 401.45 and Part 402--0960-0789.

Background

    Authentication is the foundation for secure, online transactions. 
Identity authentication is the process of determining, with confidence, 
that someone is who he or she claims to be during a remote, automated 
session. It comprises three distinct factors: Something you know; 
something you have; and something you are. Single-factor authentication 
uses one of the factors, and multi-factor authentication uses two or 
more of the factors.

SSA's Public Credentialing and Authentication Process

    SSA offers consistent authentication across SSA's secured online 
services. We allow our users to request and maintain only one User ID, 
consisting of a self-selected username and password, to access multiple 
Social Security electronic services. Designed in accordance with the 
OMB Memorandum M-04-04 and the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-63, this process provides the 
means of authenticating users of our secured electronic services and 
streamlines access to those services.
    SSA's public credentialing and authentication process:
     Issues a single User ID to anyone who wants to do business 
with the agency and meets the eligibility criteria;
     Partners with an external Identity Services Provider (ISP) 
to help us verify the identity of our online customers;
     Complies with relevant standards;
     Offers access to some of SSA's heaviest, but more 
sensitive, workloads online while providing a high level of confidence 
in the identity of the person requesting access to these services;
     Offers an in-person process for those who are 
uncomfortable with or unable to use the internet process;
     Balances security with ease of use; and
     Provides a user-friendly way for the public to conduct 
extended business with us online instead of visiting local servicing 
offices or requesting information over the phone. Individuals have 
real-time access to their Social Security information in a safe and 
secure web environment.

Public Credentialing and Authentication Process Features

    We collect and maintain the users' personally identifiable 
information (PII) in our Central Repository of Electronic 
Authentication Data Master File Privacy Act system of records, which we 
published in the Federal Register (75 FR 79065). The PII may include 
the users' name; address; date of birth; Social Security number (SSN); 
phone number; and other types of identity information [e.g., address 
information of persons from the W-2 and Schedule Self Employed forms we 
receive electronically for our programmatic purposes as permitted by 26 
U.S.C. 6103(l)(1)(A)]. We may also collect knowledge-based 
authentication data, which is information users establish with us or 
that we already maintain in our existing Privacy Act systems of 
records.
    We retain the data necessary to administer and maintain our e-
Authentication infrastructure. This includes management and profile 
information, such as blocked accounts; failed access data; effective 
date of passwords; and other data allowing us to evaluate the system's 
effectiveness. The data we maintain also may include archived 
transaction data and historical data.
    We use the information from this collection to identity proof and 
authenticate our users online, and to allow them access to their 
personal information from our records. We also use this information to 
provide second factor authentication. We are committed to expanding and 
improving this process so we can grant access to additional online 
services in the future.
    Offering online services is not only an important part of meeting 
SSA's goals, but is vital to good public service. In increasing 
numbers, the public expects to conduct complex business over the 
internet. Ensuring SSA's online services are both secure and user-
friendly is our priority.
    We awarded a competitively bid contract to an ISP, Equifax, to help 
us verify the identity of our online customers. We use this ISP, in 
addition to our other authentication methods, to help us prove, or 
verify, the identity of our customers when they are completing online 
or electronic transactions with us.

Social Security's Authentication Strategy

    We remain committed to enhancing our online services using 
authentication processes that balance usability and security. We will 
continue to research and develop new authentication tools while 
monitoring the emerging threats.
    The following are key components of our authentication strategy:
     Enrollment and Identity Verification--Individuals who meet 
the following eligibility requirements may enroll:
    [cir] Must have a valid email address;
    [cir] Must have a valid Social Security number (SSN);
    [cir] Must have a domestic address of record (includes military 
addresses); and
    [cir] Must be at least 18 years of age.
    We collect identifying data and use SSA and ISP records to verify 
an individual's identity. Individuals have

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the option of obtaining an enhanced, stronger, User ID by providing 
certain financial information (e.g., Medicare wages, self-employed 
earnings, or the last eight digits of a credit card number) for 
verification. We also ask individuals to answer out-of-wallet questions 
so we can further verify their identities. Individuals who are unable 
to complete the process online can present identification at a field 
office to obtain a User ID.
     Establishing the User Profile--The individual self-selects 
a username and password, both of which can be of variable length and 
alphanumeric. We provide a password strength indicator to help the 
individual select a strong password. We also ask the individual to 
choose challenge questions for use in restoring a lost or forgotten 
username or password.
     Provide a Second Factor--We ask the individual to provide 
a text message enabled cell phone number or an email address. We 
consider the cell phone number or email address the second factor of 
authentication. We send a security code to the individual's selected 
second factor. We require the individual to confirm its receipt by 
entering the security code online. Subsequently, each time the 
individual attempts to sign in to his or her online account, we will 
also send a message with a one-time security code to the individual's 
selected second factor. The individual must enter the security code 
along with his or her username and password. The code is valid for only 
10 minutes. If the individual does not enter the code within 10 
minutes, the code expires, and the individual must request another 
code.
     Enhancing the User ID--If individuals opt to enhance or 
upgrade their User IDs, they must provide certain financial information 
for verification. We mail a one-time-use upgrade code to the 
individual's verified residential address. When the individual receives 
the upgrade code in the mail, he or she can enter this code online to 
enhance the security of the account. With extra security, we continue 
to require the individuals to sign in using their username, password, 
and a one-time security code we send to their second factor email 
address or cell phone number (whichever the users listed in their 
account).
     Sign in and Use--Our authentication process provides an 
individual with a User ID for access to our sensitive online Social 
Security services. Second factor authentication requires the individual 
to sign in with a username, password, and a one-time security code sent 
to the individual's selected second factor. SSA expanded its existing 
capabilities to require second factor authentication for every online 
sign in. We also allow for maintenance of the second factor options. An 
individual who forgets the password can reset it automatically without 
contacting SSA.

Social Security's Enrollment Process

    The enrollment process is a one-time only activity. SSA requires 
the individuals to agree to the ``Terms of Service'' detailed on our 
website before we allow them to begin the enrollment process. The 
``Terms of Service'' inform the individuals what we will and will not 
do with their personal information, and the privacy and security 
protections we provide on all data we collect. These terms also detail 
the consequences of misusing this service.
    To verify the individual's identity, we ask the individual to give 
us minimal personal information, which may include:
     Name;
     SSN;
     Date of birth;
     Address--mailing and residential;
     Telephone number;
     Email address;
     Financial information;
     Cell phone number; and
     Selecting and answering password reset questions.
    We send a subset of this information to the ISP, who then generates 
a series of out-of-wallet questions back to the individual. The 
individual must answer all or most of the questions correctly before 
continuing in the process. The exact questions generated are unique to 
each individual.
    This collection of information, or a subset of it, is mandatory for 
respondents who want to do business with SSA via the internet. We 
collect this information via the internet on SSA's public-facing 
website. We also offer an in-person identification verification process 
for individuals who cannot, or are not willing, to register online. For 
this process, the individual must go to a local SSA field office and 
provide identifying information. We do not ask for financial 
information with the in-person process.
    We only collect the identity verification information one time, 
when the individual registers for a credential. We ask for the User ID 
(username and password) every time an individual signs in to our 
automated services. If individuals opt for the enhanced or upgraded 
account, they also either receive an email message or a text message on 
their cell phones (this serves as the second factor for authentication) 
each time they sign in.
    The respondents are individuals who choose to use the internet or 
Automated Telephone Response System to conduct business with SSA.
    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    burden per   total annual     hourly cost    time in field  opportunity cost
                                                respondents   of response    response   burden (hours)      amount          office        (dollars) ***
                                                                            (minutes)                     (dollars) *    (minutes) **
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Internet Registration.......................       7,875,448            1            8       1,050,060        * $25.72  ..............   *** $27,007,543
Internet Sign-Ins...........................      53,985,814            1            1         899,764         * 25.72  ..............    *** 23,141,930
Intranet Registration (RCS).................       2,295,983            1            8         306,131         * 25.72           ** 24    *** 31,494,757
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    Totals..................................      64,157,245  ...........  ...........       2,255,955  ..............  ..............    *** 81,644,230
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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 our current management information data.
*** This figure does not represent actual costs that we are 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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    Dated: October 30, 2020.
Naomi Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
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