Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments, 75059-75064 [2020-25893]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 24, 2020 / Notices OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Submission for Review: 3206–0201, Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season Express Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System and Open Season Website Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a revised information collection request (ICR), Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season Express Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System and the Open Season website, Open Season Online. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until December 24, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of Personnel Management or sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the Retirement Services Publications Team, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street NW, Room 3316–L, Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Cyrus S. Benson, or sent via electronic mail to Cyrus.Benson@opm.gov or faxed to (202) 606–0910 or via telephone at (202) 606–4808. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the ClingerCohen Act (Pub. L. 104–106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection (OMB No. 3206–0201) was previously published in the Federal Register on April 14, 2020, at 85 FR 20727, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 23, 2020 Jkt 253001 for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season Express Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System, and the Open Season website, Open Season Online, are used by retirees and survivors. They collect information for changing FEHB enrollments, collecting dependent and other insurance information for self and family enrollments, requesting plan brochures, requesting a change of address, requesting cancellation or suspension of FEHB benefits, asking to make payment to the Office of Personnel Management when the FEHB payment is greater than the monthly annuity amount, or for requesting FEHB plan accreditation and Customer Satisfaction Survey information. Analysis Agency: Retirement Operations, Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management Title: Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season Express Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System and Open Season Online. OMB Number: 3206–0201. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Individual or Households. Number of Respondents: 350,100. Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 58,350 hours. Office of Personnel Management. Alexys Stanley, Regulatory Affairs Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–25921 Filed 11–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–38–P PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75059 RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collections of information to determine (1) the practical utility of the collections; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collections; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of the publication date. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Supplemental Information on Accident and Insurance; OMB 3220– 0036. Under Section 12(o) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) (45 U.S.C 362 (o)), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is entitled to reimbursement of the sickness benefits paid to a railroad employee if the employee receives a sum or damages for the same infirmity for which the benefits are paid. Section 2(f) of the RUIA requires employers to reimburse the RRB for days in which salary, wages, pay for time lost or other remuneration is later determined to be payable. Reimbursements under section 2(f) generally result from the award of pay for time lost or the payment of guaranteed wages. The RUIA prescribes that the amount of benefits paid be deducted and held by the employer in a special fund for reimbursement to the RRB. The RRB currently utilizes Forms SI– 1c, Supplemental Information on Accident and Insurance; SI–5, Report of Payments to Employee Claiming Sickness Benefits Under the RUIA; ID– 3s and ID–3s (internet), Request for Lien Information—Report of Settlement; ID– 3s-1, Lien Information Under Section 12(o) of the RUIA; ID–3u and ID–3u E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 75060 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 24, 2020 / Notices (internet), Request for Section 2(f) Information; ID–30k, Notice to Request Supplemental Information on Injury or Illness; and ID–30k-1, Notice to Request Supplemental Information on Injury or Illness; to obtain the necessary information from claimants and railroad employers. Completion is required to obtain benefits. One response is requested of each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (85 FR 57257 on September 15, 2020) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Supplemental Information on Accident and Insurance. OMB Control Number: 3220–0036. Form(s) submitted: SI–1c, SI–5, ID–3s, ID–3s (internet), ID–3s.1, ID3u, ID–3u (internet), ID–30k, and ID–30k.1. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection of information. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: The Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act provides for the recovery of sickness benefits paid if an employee receives a Annual responses Form No. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES settlement for the same injury for which benefits were paid. The collection obtains information that is needed to determine the amount of the RRB’s reimbursement from the person or company responsible for such payments. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to SI–1c, SI–5, ID–3s, ID–3s (internet), ID–3u, ID–3u (internet), and ID–30k. The RRB proposes to remove Form ID–30K–1 from the Information Collection due to less than 10 responses per year. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Time (minutes) Burden (hours) SI–1c ............................................................................................................................................ SI–5 .............................................................................................................................................. ID–3s (paper & telephone) .......................................................................................................... ID–3s (Internet) ............................................................................................................................ ID–3s–1 (paper & telephone) ...................................................................................................... ID–3u (paper & telephone) .......................................................................................................... ID–3u (Internet) ............................................................................................................................ ID–30k .......................................................................................................................................... 1,700 100 2,000 2,000 1,200 1,000 800 100 5 5 3 3 3 3 3 5 142 8 100 100 60 50 40 8 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 8,900 ........................ 508 2. Title and Purpose of information collection: Pension Plan Reports; OMB 3220–0089. Under Section 2(b) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) (45 U.S.C. 231a), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) pays supplemental annuities to qualified RRB employee annuitants. A supplemental annuity, which is computed according to Section 3(e) of the RRA, can be paid at age 60 if the employee has at least 30 years of creditable railroad service or at age 65 if the employee has 25–29 years of railroad service. In addition to 25 years of service, a ‘‘current connection’’ with the railroad industry is required. Eligibility is further limited to employees who had at least 1 month of rail service before October 1981 and were awarded regular annuities after June 1966. Further, if an employee’s 65th birthday was prior to September 2, 1981, he or she must not have worked in rail service after certain closing dates (generally the last day of the month following the month in which age 65 is attained). Under Section 2(h)(2) of the RRA, the amount of the supplemental annuity is reduced if the employee receives monthly pension payments, or a lump-sum pension payment from a private pension from a railroad employer, to the extent the payments are based on contributions from that employer. The employee’s own VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 23, 2020 Jkt 253001 contribution to their pension account does not cause a reduction. A private railroad employer pension is defined in 20 CFR 216.42. The RRB requires the following information from railroad employers to calculate supplemental annuities: (a) The current status of railroad employer pension plans and whether such plans cause reductions to the supplemental annuity; (b) whether the employee receives monthly payments from a private railroad employer pension, elected to receive a lump sum in lieu of monthly pension payments from such a plan, or was required to receive a lump sum from such a plan due to the plan’s small benefit provision; and (c) the amount of the payments attributable to the railroad employer’s contributions. The requirement that railroad employers furnish pension information to the RRB is contained in 20 CFR 209.2. The RRB currently utilizes Form G– 88p and G–88p (internet), Employer’s Supplemental Pension Report, and Form G–88r, Request for Information About New or Revised Employer Pension Plan, to obtain the necessary information from railroad employers. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is mandatory. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (85 FR 57257 on September 15, 2020) required by 44 PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Pension Plan Reports. OMB Control Number: 3220–0089. Forms submitted: G–88p and G–88r. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection of information. Affected public: Businesses or other for-profits. Abstract: The Railroad Retirement Act provides for payment of a supplemental annuity to a qualified railroad retirement annuitant. The collection obtains information from the annuitant’s employer to determine (a) the existence of railroad employer pension plans and whether such plans, if they exist, require a reduction to supplemental annuities paid to the employer’s former employees and (b) the amount of supplemental annuities due railroad employees. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to G–88P and G–88P (internet). The RRB proposes the following minor non-burden impacting changes to Form G–88R: change work unit contact from ‘‘RAC’’ to ‘‘SESC’’ and update the fax number to the current number. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 75061 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 24, 2020 / Notices Annual responses Form No. Burden (hours) G–88p .......................................................................................................................................... G–88p (Internet) .......................................................................................................................... G–88r ........................................................................................................................................... 100 200 10 8 6 8 13 20 1 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 310 ........................ 34 3. Title and Purpose of information collection: Statement Regarding Contributions and Support; OMB 3220– 0099. Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (45 U.S.C. 231a), dependency on an employee for onehalf support at the time of the employee’s death can affect (1) entitlement to a survivor annuity when the survivor is a parent of the deceased employee; (2) the amount of spouse and survivor annuities; and (3) the Tier II restored amount payable to a widow(er) whose annuity was reduced for receipt of an employee annuity, and who was dependent on the railroad employee in the year prior to the employee’s death. One-half support may also negate the public service pension offset in Tier I for a spouse or widow(er). The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) utilizes Form G–134, Statement Regarding Contributions and Support, to secure information needed to adequately determine if the applicant meets the one-half support requirement. One response is completed by each respondent. Completion is required to obtain benefits. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (85 FR 57258 on September 15, 2020) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Statement Regarding Contributions and Support. OMB Control Number: 3220–0099. Form(s) submitted: G–134. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection of information. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: Dependency on the employee for one-half support at the time of the employee’s death can be a condition affecting eligibility for a survivor annuity provided for under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act. One-half support is also a condition which may negate the public service pension offset in Tier I for a spouse or widow(er). Changes proposed: The RRB proposes a minor editorial change to Form G–134 to change the date under Section 1 ‘‘General Instructions’’.. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Annual responses Form No. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Time (minutes) Time (minutes) Burden (hours) G–134 With assistance ............................................................................................................................ Without assistance ....................................................................................................................... 75 25 147 180 184 75 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 100 ........................ 259 4. Title and purpose of information collection: Financial Disclosure Statement; OMB 3220–0127. Under Section 10 of the Railroad Retirement Act and Section 2(d) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (45 U.S.C. 231i), the RRB may recover overpayments of annuities, pensions, death benefits, unemployment benefits, and sickness benefits that were made erroneously. An overpayment may be waived if the beneficiary was not at fault in causing the overpayment and recovery would cause financial hardship. The regulations for the recovery and waiver of erroneous payments are contained in 20 CFR 255 and CFR 340. The RRB utilizes Form DR–423, Financial Disclosure Statement, to obtain information about the overpaid beneficiary’s income, debts, and expenses if that person indicates that (s)he cannot make restitution for the overpayment. The information is used to determine if the overpayment should be waived as wholly or partially uncollectible. If waiver is denied, the information is used to determine the size and frequency of installment payments. The beneficiary is made aware of the overpayment by letter and is offered a variety of methods for recovery. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is voluntary. However, failure to provide the requested information may result in a denial of the waiver request. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (85 FR 57258 on September 15, 2020) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Financial Disclosure Statement. OMB Control Number: 3220–0127. Form(s) submitted: DR–423. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: Under the Railroad Retirement and the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Acts, the Railroad Retirement Board has authority to secure from an overpaid beneficiary a statement of the individual’s assets and liabilities if waiver of the overpayment is requested. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form DR–423. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Annual responses Form No. DR–423 ........................................................................................................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 23, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 1,200 24NON1 Time (minutes) Burden (hours) 85 1,700 75062 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 24, 2020 / Notices 5. Title and purpose of information collection: Representative Payee Monitoring; OMB 3220–0151. Under Section 12 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) (45 U.S.C. 231k), the RRB may pay annuity benefits to a representative payee when an employee, spouse, or survivor annuitant is incompetent or a minor. The RRB is responsible for determining if direct payment to an annuitant or a representative payee would best serve the annuitant’s best interest. The accountability requirements authorizing the RRB to conduct periodic monitoring of representative payees, including a written accounting of benefit payments received, are prescribed in 20 CFR 266.7. The RRB utilizes the following forms to conduct its representative payee monitoring program. Form G–99a, Representative Payee Report, is used to obtain information needed to determine whether the benefit payments certified to the representative payee have been used for the annuitant’s current maintenance and personal needs and whether the representative payee continues to be concerned with the annuitant’s welfare. RRB Form G–99c, Representative Payee Evaluation Report, is used to obtain more detailed information from a representative payee who fails to complete and return Form G–99a or in situations when the returned Form G– 99a indicates the possible misuse of funds by the representative payee. Form G–99c contains specific questions concerning the representative payee’s performance and is used by the RRB to determine whether or not the representative payee should continue in that capacity. Form G–106, Statement of Care and Responsibility to Annuitant, is used to solicit information about the representative payee’s performance and the annuitant’s well-being from the custodian of the annuitant. The form contains specific questions concerning the representative payee’s performance, and is used by the RRB to determine whether or not the representative payee should continue in that capacity. Completion of the forms in this collection is required to retain benefits. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (85 FR 57258 on September 15, 2020) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Representative Payee Monitoring. OMB Control Number: 3220–0151. Forms submitted: G–99a, G–99c and G–106. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Annual responses Form No. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: Under Section 12(a) of the Railroad Retirement Act, the RRB is authorized to select, make payments to, and conduct transactions with an annuitant’s relative or some other person willing to act on behalf of the annuitant as representative payee. If the representative payee does not have custody of the beneficiary, the RRB will obtain the information from the custodian for evaluation. The collection obtains information needed to determine if a representative payee is handling benefit payments in the best interest of the annuitant. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes the following changes to Form G–99a: add drop-down box ‘‘Second Request’’ at the top of the form to when the RRB needs to follow-up with a Representative Payee who did not respond to the initial request, add computer-generated address fields to mail the form to a Representative Payee, and slight change to question’s 1, 3, and 9 wording to clarify and improve the reliability of responses. The RRB proposes the following change to Form G–99c: slight change question 9 wording to clarify and improve the reliability of responses. The RRB proposes no changes for Form G–106. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: G–99a (legal and all other, excepting parent for child) ............................................................... G–99c (Parts I and II) .................................................................................................................. G–99c (Parts I, II, and III) ............................................................................................................ G–106 .......................................................................................................................................... 5,400 300 120 500 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 6,320 6. Title and purpose of information collection: Representative Payee Parental Custody Monitoring; OMB 3220–0176. Under Section 12(a) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) (45 U.S.C. 231k), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is authorized to select, make payments to, and to conduct transactions with, a beneficiary’s relative or some other person willing to act on behalf of the beneficiary as a representative payee. The RRB is responsible for determining if direct payment to the beneficiary or payment to a representative payee would best serve the beneficiary’s interest. Inherent in the RRB’s authorization to select a representative payee is the responsibility to monitor the payee to assure that the beneficiary’s interests are protected. The RRB utilizes VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 23, 2020 Jkt 253001 Form G–99D, Parental Custody Report, to obtain information needed to verify that a parent-for-child representative payee still has custody of the child. One response is required from each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (85 FR 58077 on September 17, 2020) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Representative Payee Parental Custody Monitoring. OMB Control Number: 3220–0176. Form(s) submitted: G–99D. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Time (minutes) Burden (hours) 18 24 31 10 1,620 120 62 83 1,885 Affected public: Individuals or households. Abstract: Under Section 12(a) of the Railroad Retirement Act, the RRB is authorized to select, make payments to, and conduct transactions with an annuitant’s relative or some other person willing to act on behalf of the annuitant as a representative payee. The collection obtains information needed to verify the parent-for-child payee still retains custody of the child. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes the following changes to Form G–99d: • Minor change item 4 layout. • Add new item 6 to solicit the total amount of railroad retirement benefits received for the child during the reporting period. • Add new item 7 to solicit the dollar amount of railroad retirement benefits E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 75063 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 24, 2020 / Notices used for the child during the reporting period. • Add new item 8 to solicit a description of how the railroad retirement benefits were used for the child during the reporting period. • Add new item 9 to solicit how the surplus railroad retirement benefits, if any, were held for the child, for example, in cash, a checking account, a savings account, or other means and the tittle of any checking or savings accounts holding surplus benefits. • Renumbered item 6 Certification to item 10. • Update to the Paperwork Reduction Act and Privacy Act Notices to change the burden time from 5 to 15 minutes. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Annual responses Form No. G–99D .......................................................................................................................................... 7. Title and Purpose of information collection: Earnings Information Request; OMB 3220–0184. Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (45 U.S.C. 231a), an annuity is not payable, or is reduced for any month(s) in which the beneficiary works for a railroad or earns more than prescribed amounts. The provisions relating to the reduction or nonpayment of annuities by reason of work are prescribed in 20 CFR 230. The RRB utilizes Form G–19–F, Earnings Information Request, to obtain earnings information that either had not been previously reported or erroneously reported by a beneficiary. Currently the claimant is asked to enter the date they stopped working, if applicable. If a respondent fails to complete the form, the RRB may be unable to pay them benefits. One response is requested of each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (85 FR 57259 on September 15, 2020) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Earnings Information Request. OMB Control Number: 3220–0184. Form(s) submitted: G–19–F. 2,100 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES G–19–F ........................................................................................................................................ 8. Title and Purpose of information collection: Job Information Report, OMB 3220–0193. The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) occupational disability standards allow the RRB to request job information from railroad employers to determine an applicant’s eligibility for an occupational disability. To determine an occupational disability, the RRB must obtain the employee’s work history and establish if the employee is precluded from performing his or her regular railroad occupation. This is accomplished by comparing the restrictions caused by the impairment(s) against the employee’s ability to perform his or her job duties. To collect the information needed to determine the effect of a disability on an employee applicant’s ability to work, the RRB utilizes Form G–251, Vocational Report (OMB 3220–0141) which is completed by the applicant. Form G–251A, Railroad Job Information, requests railroad VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 23, 2020 Jkt 253001 employers to provide information regarding whether the employee has been medically disqualified from their railroad occupation; a summary of the employee’s duties; the machinery, tools and equipment used by the employee; the environmental conditions under which the employee performs their duties; all sensory requirements (vision, hearing, speech) needed to perform the employee’s duties; the physical actions and amount of time (frequency) allotted for those actions that may be required by the employee to perform their duties during a typical work day; any permanent working accommodations an employer may have made due to the employee’s disability; as well as any other relevant information they may choose to include. Completion is voluntary. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (85 FR 57259 on September 15, 2020) required by 44 PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Burden (hours) 15 525 Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act, an annuity is not payable, or is reduced for any month(s) in which the beneficiary works for a railroad or earns more than prescribed amounts. The collection obtains earnings information not previously or erroneously reported by a beneficiary. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to the Form G–19–F. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Annual responses Form No. Time (minutes) 900 Time (minutes) Burden (hours) 8 120 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Title: Job Information Report. OMB Control Number: 3220–0193. Form(s) submitted: G–251A. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Businesses or other for profits. Abstract: The collection obtains information used by the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) to assist in determining whether a railroad employee is disabled from his or her regular occupation. It provides railroad employers with the opportunity to provide information to the RRB regarding the employee applicant’s job duties. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form G–251A. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 75064 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 24, 2020 / Notices Annual responses Form No. G–251A ........................................................................................................................................ 9. Title and purpose of information collection: Statement Regarding Contributions and Support of Children; OMB 3220–0195. Section 2(d)(4) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) (45 U.S.C. 231a), provides, in part, that a child is deemed dependent if the conditions set forth in Section 202(d)(3), (4) and (9) of the Social Security Act are met. Section 202(d)(4) of the Social Security Act, as amended by Public Law 104–121, requires as a condition of dependency, that a child receives one-half of his or her support from the stepparent. This dependency impacts upon the entitlement of a spouse or survivor of an employee whose entitlement is based upon having a stepchild of the employee in care, or on an individual seeking a child’s annuity as a stepchild of an employee. Therefore, depending on the employee for at least one-half support is a condition affecting eligibility for increasing an employee or spouse annuity under the social security overall minimum provisions on the basis of the presence of a dependent child, the employee’s natural child in limited situations, adopted children, stepchildren, grandchildren, stepgrandchildren and equitably adopted children. The regulations outlining child support and dependency requirements are prescribed in 20 CFR 222.50–57. In order to correctly determine if an applicant is entitled to a child’s annuity based on actual dependency, the RRB uses Form G–139, Statement Regarding Contributions and Support of Children, to obtain financial information needed to make a comparison between the amount of support received from the railroad employee and the amount received from other sources. Completion is required to obtain a benefit. One response is required of each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (85 FR 57260 on September 15, 2020) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Statement Regarding Contributions and Support of Children. 500 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES G–139 .......................................................................................................................................... Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the forms and supporting documents can be obtained from Kennisha Tucker at (312) 469–2591 or Kennisha.Tucker@rrb.gov. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Brian Foster, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60611– 1275 or Brian.Foster@rrb.gov. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Brian Foster, Clearance Officer. 17:48 Nov 23, 2020 500 Time (minutes) Burden (hours) 60 500 [Release No. 34–90455; File No. SR–MRX– 2020–21] I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change Self-Regulatory Organizations; Nasdaq MRX, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend the Pricing Schedule November 18, 2020. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on November 6, 2020, Nasdaq MRX, LLC (‘‘MRX’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit 1 15 Jkt 253001 500 comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. 2 17 VerDate Sep<11>2014 60 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [FR Doc. 2020–25893 Filed 11–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P Burden (hours) OMB Control Number: 3220–0195. Form(s) submitted: G–139. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection of information. Affected public: Individuals or Households. Abstract: Dependency on the employee for at least one-half support is a condition affecting eligibility for increasing an employee or spouse annuity under the social security overall minimum provisions on the basis of the presence of a dependent child, the employee’s natural child in limited situations, adopted children, stepchildren, grandchildren and stepgrandchildren. The information collected solicits financial information needed to determine entitlement to a child’s annuity based on actual dependency. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes a minor editorial change to Form G–139 to change the date under Section 1 ‘‘General Instructions’’. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Annual responses Form No. Time (minutes) PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Exchange proposes to amend its Pricing Schedule at Options 7, Section 1, ‘‘General Provisions,’’ to permit certain affiliated market participants to aggregate volume and qualify for certain pricing incentives. Additionally, the Exchange proposes to amend Options 7, Section 3, ‘‘Regular Order Fees and Rebates;’’ Options 7, Section 4, ‘‘Complex Order Fees;’’ Options 7, Section 5, ‘‘Other Options Fees and Rebates;’’ Options 7, Section 7, ‘‘Market Data;’’ and Options 7, Section 8, ‘‘Connectivity Fees.’’ The Exchange originally filed the proposed pricing change on October 26, 2020 (SR–MRX–2020–17). On November 6, 2020, the Exchange withdrew that filing and submitted this filing. E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 227 (Tuesday, November 24, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-25893]


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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an 
Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our 
ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. 
Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate 
paperwork burdens.
    The RRB invites comments on the proposed collections of information 
to determine (1) the practical utility of the collections; (2) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden of the collections; (3) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is 
the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the 
RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper 
consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive 
them within 30 days of the publication date.
    1. Title and purpose of information collection: Supplemental 
Information on Accident and Insurance; OMB 3220-0036.
    Under Section 12(o) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act 
(RUIA) (45 U.S.C 362 (o)), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is 
entitled to reimbursement of the sickness benefits paid to a railroad 
employee if the employee receives a sum or damages for the same 
infirmity for which the benefits are paid. Section 2(f) of the RUIA 
requires employers to reimburse the RRB for days in which salary, 
wages, pay for time lost or other remuneration is later determined to 
be payable. Reimbursements under section 2(f) generally result from the 
award of pay for time lost or the payment of guaranteed wages. The RUIA 
prescribes that the amount of benefits paid be deducted and held by the 
employer in a special fund for reimbursement to the RRB.
    The RRB currently utilizes Forms SI-1c, Supplemental Information on 
Accident and Insurance; SI-5, Report of Payments to Employee Claiming 
Sickness Benefits Under the RUIA; ID-3s and ID-3s (internet), Request 
for Lien Information--Report of Settlement; ID-3s-1, Lien Information 
Under Section 12(o) of the RUIA; ID-3u and ID-3u

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(internet), Request for Section 2(f) Information; ID-30k, Notice to 
Request Supplemental Information on Injury or Illness; and ID-30k-1, 
Notice to Request Supplemental Information on Injury or Illness; to 
obtain the necessary information from claimants and railroad employers. 
Completion is required to obtain benefits. One response is requested of 
each respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (85 FR 57257 on September 15, 2020) required by 
44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Supplemental Information on Accident and Insurance.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0036.
    Form(s) submitted: SI-1c, SI-5, ID-3s, ID-3s (internet), ID-3s.1, 
ID3u, ID-3u (internet), ID-30k, and ID-30k.1.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: The Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act provides for the 
recovery of sickness benefits paid if an employee receives a settlement 
for the same injury for which benefits were paid. The collection 
obtains information that is needed to determine the amount of the RRB's 
reimbursement from the person or company responsible for such payments.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to SI-1c, SI-5, ID-
3s, ID-3s (internet), ID-3u, ID-3u (internet), and ID-30k. The RRB 
proposes to remove Form ID-30K-1 from the Information Collection due to 
less than 10 responses per year.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                      Annual           Time           Burden
                            Form No.                                 responses       (minutes)        (hours)
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SI-1c...........................................................           1,700               5             142
SI-5............................................................             100               5               8
ID-3s (paper & telephone).......................................           2,000               3             100
ID-3s (Internet)................................................           2,000               3             100
ID-3s-1 (paper & telephone).....................................           1,200               3              60
ID-3u (paper & telephone).......................................           1,000               3              50
ID-3u (Internet)................................................             800               3              40
ID-30k..........................................................             100               5               8
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    Total.......................................................           8,900  ..............             508
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    2. Title and Purpose of information collection: Pension Plan 
Reports; OMB 3220-0089. Under Section 2(b) of the Railroad Retirement 
Act (RRA) (45 U.S.C. 231a), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) pays 
supplemental annuities to qualified RRB employee annuitants. A 
supplemental annuity, which is computed according to Section 3(e) of 
the RRA, can be paid at age 60 if the employee has at least 30 years of 
creditable railroad service or at age 65 if the employee has 25-29 
years of railroad service. In addition to 25 years of service, a 
``current connection'' with the railroad industry is required. 
Eligibility is further limited to employees who had at least 1 month of 
rail service before October 1981 and were awarded regular annuities 
after June 1966. Further, if an employee's 65th birthday was prior to 
September 2, 1981, he or she must not have worked in rail service after 
certain closing dates (generally the last day of the month following 
the month in which age 65 is attained). Under Section 2(h)(2) of the 
RRA, the amount of the supplemental annuity is reduced if the employee 
receives monthly pension payments, or a lump-sum pension payment from a 
private pension from a railroad employer, to the extent the payments 
are based on contributions from that employer. The employee's own 
contribution to their pension account does not cause a reduction. A 
private railroad employer pension is defined in 20 CFR 216.42.
    The RRB requires the following information from railroad employers 
to calculate supplemental annuities: (a) The current status of railroad 
employer pension plans and whether such plans cause reductions to the 
supplemental annuity; (b) whether the employee receives monthly 
payments from a private railroad employer pension, elected to receive a 
lump sum in lieu of monthly pension payments from such a plan, or was 
required to receive a lump sum from such a plan due to the plan's small 
benefit provision; and (c) the amount of the payments attributable to 
the railroad employer's contributions. The requirement that railroad 
employers furnish pension information to the RRB is contained in 20 CFR 
209.2.
    The RRB currently utilizes Form G-88p and G-88p (internet), 
Employer's Supplemental Pension Report, and Form G-88r, Request for 
Information About New or Revised Employer Pension Plan, to obtain the 
necessary information from railroad employers. One response is 
requested of each respondent. Completion is mandatory.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (85 FR 57257 on September 15, 2020) required by 
44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Pension Plan Reports.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0089.
    Forms submitted: G-88p and G-88r.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    Affected public: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Abstract: The Railroad Retirement Act provides for payment of a 
supplemental annuity to a qualified railroad retirement annuitant. The 
collection obtains information from the annuitant's employer to 
determine (a) the existence of railroad employer pension plans and 
whether such plans, if they exist, require a reduction to supplemental 
annuities paid to the employer's former employees and (b) the amount of 
supplemental annuities due railroad employees.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to G-88P and G-88P 
(internet). The RRB proposes the following minor non-burden impacting 
changes to Form G-88R: change work unit contact from ``RAC'' to 
``SESC'' and update the fax number to the current number.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                      Annual           Time           Burden
                            Form No.                                 responses       (minutes)        (hours)
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G-88p...........................................................             100               8              13
G-88p (Internet)................................................             200               6              20
G-88r...........................................................              10               8               1
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    Total.......................................................             310  ..............              34
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    3. Title and Purpose of information collection: Statement Regarding 
Contributions and Support; OMB 3220-0099.
    Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (45 U.S.C. 231a), 
dependency on an employee for one-half support at the time of the 
employee's death can affect (1) entitlement to a survivor annuity when 
the survivor is a parent of the deceased employee; (2) the amount of 
spouse and survivor annuities; and (3) the Tier II restored amount 
payable to a widow(er) whose annuity was reduced for receipt of an 
employee annuity, and who was dependent on the railroad employee in the 
year prior to the employee's death. One-half support may also negate 
the public service pension offset in Tier I for a spouse or widow(er). 
The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) utilizes Form G-134, Statement 
Regarding Contributions and Support, to secure information needed to 
adequately determine if the applicant meets the one-half support 
requirement. One response is completed by each respondent. Completion 
is required to obtain benefits.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (85 FR 57258 on September 15, 2020) required by 
44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Statement Regarding Contributions and Support.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0099.
    Form(s) submitted: G-134.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: Dependency on the employee for one-half support at the 
time of the employee's death can be a condition affecting eligibility 
for a survivor annuity provided for under Section 2 of the Railroad 
Retirement Act. One-half support is also a condition which may negate 
the public service pension offset in Tier I for a spouse or widow(er).
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes a minor editorial change to Form 
G-134 to change the date under Section 1 ``General Instructions''..
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                      Annual           Time           Burden
                            Form No.                                 responses       (minutes)        (hours)
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G-134
With assistance.................................................              75             147             184
Without assistance..............................................              25             180              75
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    Total.......................................................             100  ..............             259
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    4. Title and purpose of information collection: Financial 
Disclosure Statement; OMB 3220-0127.
    Under Section 10 of the Railroad Retirement Act and Section 2(d) of 
the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (45 U.S.C. 231i), the RRB may 
recover overpayments of annuities, pensions, death benefits, 
unemployment benefits, and sickness benefits that were made 
erroneously. An overpayment may be waived if the beneficiary was not at 
fault in causing the overpayment and recovery would cause financial 
hardship. The regulations for the recovery and waiver of erroneous 
payments are contained in 20 CFR 255 and CFR 340.
    The RRB utilizes Form DR-423, Financial Disclosure Statement, to 
obtain information about the overpaid beneficiary's income, debts, and 
expenses if that person indicates that (s)he cannot make restitution 
for the overpayment. The information is used to determine if the 
overpayment should be waived as wholly or partially uncollectible. If 
waiver is denied, the information is used to determine the size and 
frequency of installment payments. The beneficiary is made aware of the 
overpayment by letter and is offered a variety of methods for recovery. 
One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is voluntary. 
However, failure to provide the requested information may result in a 
denial of the waiver request.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (85 FR 57258 on September 15, 2020) required by 
44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Financial Disclosure Statement.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0127.
    Form(s) submitted: DR-423.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: Under the Railroad Retirement and the Railroad 
Unemployment Insurance Acts, the Railroad Retirement Board has 
authority to secure from an overpaid beneficiary a statement of the 
individual's assets and liabilities if waiver of the overpayment is 
requested.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form DR-423.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                      Annual           Time           Burden
                            Form No.                                 responses       (minutes)        (hours)
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DR-423..........................................................           1,200              85           1,700
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    5. Title and purpose of information collection: Representative 
Payee Monitoring; OMB 3220-0151.
    Under Section 12 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) (45 U.S.C. 
231k), the RRB may pay annuity benefits to a representative payee when 
an employee, spouse, or survivor annuitant is incompetent or a minor. 
The RRB is responsible for determining if direct payment to an 
annuitant or a representative payee would best serve the annuitant's 
best interest. The accountability requirements authorizing the RRB to 
conduct periodic monitoring of representative payees, including a 
written accounting of benefit payments received, are prescribed in 20 
CFR 266.7. The RRB utilizes the following forms to conduct its 
representative payee monitoring program.
    Form G-99a, Representative Payee Report, is used to obtain 
information needed to determine whether the benefit payments certified 
to the representative payee have been used for the annuitant's current 
maintenance and personal needs and whether the representative payee 
continues to be concerned with the annuitant's welfare. RRB Form G-99c, 
Representative Payee Evaluation Report, is used to obtain more detailed 
information from a representative payee who fails to complete and 
return Form G-99a or in situations when the returned Form G-99a 
indicates the possible misuse of funds by the representative payee. 
Form G-99c contains specific questions concerning the representative 
payee's performance and is used by the RRB to determine whether or not 
the representative payee should continue in that capacity.
    Form G-106, Statement of Care and Responsibility to Annuitant, is 
used to solicit information about the representative payee's 
performance and the annuitant's well-being from the custodian of the 
annuitant. The form contains specific questions concerning the 
representative payee's performance, and is used by the RRB to determine 
whether or not the representative payee should continue in that 
capacity. Completion of the forms in this collection is required to 
retain benefits.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (85 FR 57258 on September 15, 2020) required by 
44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Representative Payee Monitoring.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0151.
    Forms submitted: G-99a, G-99c and G-106.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: Under Section 12(a) of the Railroad Retirement Act, the 
RRB is authorized to select, make payments to, and conduct transactions 
with an annuitant's relative or some other person willing to act on 
behalf of the annuitant as representative payee. If the representative 
payee does not have custody of the beneficiary, the RRB will obtain the 
information from the custodian for evaluation. The collection obtains 
information needed to determine if a representative payee is handling 
benefit payments in the best interest of the annuitant.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes the following changes to Form G-
99a: add drop-down box ``Second Request'' at the top of the form to 
when the RRB needs to follow-up with a Representative Payee who did not 
respond to the initial request, add computer-generated address fields 
to mail the form to a Representative Payee, and slight change to 
question's 1, 3, and 9 wording to clarify and improve the reliability 
of responses. The RRB proposes the following change to Form G-99c: 
slight change question 9 wording to clarify and improve the reliability 
of responses. The RRB proposes no changes for Form G-106.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                      Annual           Time           Burden
                            Form No.                                 responses       (minutes)        (hours)
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G-99a (legal and all other, excepting parent for child).........           5,400              18           1,620
G-99c (Parts I and II)..........................................             300              24             120
G-99c (Parts I, II, and III)....................................             120              31              62
G-106...........................................................             500              10              83
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................................           6,320                           1,885
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    6. Title and purpose of information collection: Representative 
Payee Parental Custody Monitoring; OMB 3220-0176.
    Under Section 12(a) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) (45 U.S.C. 
231k), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is authorized to select, 
make payments to, and to conduct transactions with, a beneficiary's 
relative or some other person willing to act on behalf of the 
beneficiary as a representative payee. The RRB is responsible for 
determining if direct payment to the beneficiary or payment to a 
representative payee would best serve the beneficiary's interest. 
Inherent in the RRB's authorization to select a representative payee is 
the responsibility to monitor the payee to assure that the 
beneficiary's interests are protected. The RRB utilizes Form G-99D, 
Parental Custody Report, to obtain information needed to verify that a 
parent-for-child representative payee still has custody of the child. 
One response is required from each respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (85 FR 58077 on September 17, 2020) required by 
44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Representative Payee Parental Custody Monitoring.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0176.
    Form(s) submitted: G-99D.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or households.
    Abstract: Under Section 12(a) of the Railroad Retirement Act, the 
RRB is authorized to select, make payments to, and conduct transactions 
with an annuitant's relative or some other person willing to act on 
behalf of the annuitant as a representative payee. The collection 
obtains information needed to verify the parent-for-child payee still 
retains custody of the child.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes the following changes to Form G-
99d:

     Minor change item 4 layout.
     Add new item 6 to solicit the total amount of railroad 
retirement benefits received for the child during the reporting period.
     Add new item 7 to solicit the dollar amount of railroad 
retirement benefits

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used for the child during the reporting period.
     Add new item 8 to solicit a description of how the 
railroad retirement benefits were used for the child during the 
reporting period.
     Add new item 9 to solicit how the surplus railroad 
retirement benefits, if any, were held for the child, for example, in 
cash, a checking account, a savings account, or other means and the 
tittle of any checking or savings accounts holding surplus benefits.
     Renumbered item 6 Certification to item 10.
     Update to the Paperwork Reduction Act and Privacy Act 
Notices to change the burden time from 5 to 15 minutes.

    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                      Annual           Time           Burden
                            Form No.                                 responses       (minutes)        (hours)
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G-99D...........................................................           2,100              15             525
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    7. Title and Purpose of information collection: Earnings 
Information Request; OMB 3220-0184.
    Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (45 U.S.C. 231a), an 
annuity is not payable, or is reduced for any month(s) in which the 
beneficiary works for a railroad or earns more than prescribed amounts. 
The provisions relating to the reduction or non-payment of annuities by 
reason of work are prescribed in 20 CFR 230.
    The RRB utilizes Form G-19-F, Earnings Information Request, to 
obtain earnings information that either had not been previously 
reported or erroneously reported by a beneficiary.
    Currently the claimant is asked to enter the date they stopped 
working, if applicable. If a respondent fails to complete the form, the 
RRB may be unable to pay them benefits. One response is requested of 
each respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (85 FR 57259 on September 15, 2020) required by 
44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Earnings Information Request.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0184.
    Form(s) submitted: G-19-F.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act, an 
annuity is not payable, or is reduced for any month(s) in which the 
beneficiary works for a railroad or earns more than prescribed amounts. 
The collection obtains earnings information not previously or 
erroneously reported by a beneficiary.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to the Form G-19-F.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                      Annual           Time           Burden
                            Form No.                                 responses       (minutes)        (hours)
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G-19-F..........................................................             900               8             120
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    8. Title and Purpose of information collection: Job Information 
Report, OMB 3220-0193. The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) occupational 
disability standards allow the RRB to request job information from 
railroad employers to determine an applicant's eligibility for an 
occupational disability.
    To determine an occupational disability, the RRB must obtain the 
employee's work history and establish if the employee is precluded from 
performing his or her regular railroad occupation. This is accomplished 
by comparing the restrictions caused by the impairment(s) against the 
employee's ability to perform his or her job duties.
    To collect the information needed to determine the effect of a 
disability on an employee applicant's ability to work, the RRB utilizes 
Form G-251, Vocational Report (OMB 3220-0141) which is completed by the 
applicant.
    Form G-251A, Railroad Job Information, requests railroad employers 
to provide information regarding whether the employee has been 
medically disqualified from their railroad occupation; a summary of the 
employee's duties; the machinery, tools and equipment used by the 
employee; the environmental conditions under which the employee 
performs their duties; all sensory requirements (vision, hearing, 
speech) needed to perform the employee's duties; the physical actions 
and amount of time (frequency) allotted for those actions that may be 
required by the employee to perform their duties during a typical work 
day; any permanent working accommodations an employer may have made due 
to the employee's disability; as well as any other relevant information 
they may choose to include. Completion is voluntary.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (85 FR 57259 on September 15, 2020) required by 
44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.
    Title: Job Information Report.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0193.
    Form(s) submitted: G-251A.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Businesses or other for profits.
    Abstract: The collection obtains information used by the Railroad 
Retirement Board (RRB) to assist in determining whether a railroad 
employee is disabled from his or her regular occupation. It provides 
railroad employers with the opportunity to provide information to the 
RRB regarding the employee applicant's job duties.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-251A.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                      Annual           Time           Burden
                            Form No.                                 responses       (minutes)        (hours)
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G-251A..........................................................             500              60             500
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    9. Title and purpose of information collection: Statement Regarding 
Contributions and Support of Children; OMB 3220-0195.
    Section 2(d)(4) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) (45 U.S.C. 
231a), provides, in part, that a child is deemed dependent if the 
conditions set forth in Section 202(d)(3), (4) and (9) of the Social 
Security Act are met. Section 202(d)(4) of the Social Security Act, as 
amended by Public Law 104-121, requires as a condition of dependency, 
that a child receives one-half of his or her support from the 
stepparent. This dependency impacts upon the entitlement of a spouse or 
survivor of an employee whose entitlement is based upon having a 
stepchild of the employee in care, or on an individual seeking a 
child's annuity as a stepchild of an employee. Therefore, depending on 
the employee for at least one-half support is a condition affecting 
eligibility for increasing an employee or spouse annuity under the 
social security overall minimum provisions on the basis of the presence 
of a dependent child, the employee's natural child in limited 
situations, adopted children, stepchildren, grandchildren, step-
grandchildren and equitably adopted children. The regulations outlining 
child support and dependency requirements are prescribed in 20 CFR 
222.50-57.
    In order to correctly determine if an applicant is entitled to a 
child's annuity based on actual dependency, the RRB uses Form G-139, 
Statement Regarding Contributions and Support of Children, to obtain 
financial information needed to make a comparison between the amount of 
support received from the railroad employee and the amount received 
from other sources. Completion is required to obtain a benefit. One 
response is required of each respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (85 FR 57260 on September 15, 2020) required by 
44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Statement Regarding Contributions and Support of Children.
    OMB Control Number: 3220-0195.
    Form(s) submitted: G-139.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: Dependency on the employee for at least one-half support 
is a condition affecting eligibility for increasing an employee or 
spouse annuity under the social security overall minimum provisions on 
the basis of the presence of a dependent child, the employee's natural 
child in limited situations, adopted children, stepchildren, 
grandchildren and step-grandchildren. The information collected 
solicits financial information needed to determine entitlement to a 
child's annuity based on actual dependency.
    Changes proposed: The RRB proposes a minor editorial change to Form 
G-139 to change the date under Section 1 ``General Instructions''.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:

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                                                                      Annual           Time           Burden
                            Form No.                                 responses       (minutes)        (hours)
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G-139...........................................................             500              60             500
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    Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the forms and 
supporting documents can be obtained from Kennisha Tucker at (312) 469-
2591 or [email protected]. Comments regarding the information 
collection should be addressed to Brian Foster, Railroad Retirement 
Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60611-1275 or 
[email protected].
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information 
collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for 
Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

Brian Foster,
Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-25893 Filed 11-23-20; 8:45 am]
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