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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 230 / Monday, November 30, 2020 / Notices For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.29 J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–26280 Filed 11–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #16643 and #16644; LOUISIANA Disaster Number LA–00104] Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Louisiana U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 3. AGENCY: SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #16704 and #16705; CALIFORNIA Disaster Number CA–00328] Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for the State of California U.S. Small Business Administration. AGENCY: ACTION: Amendment 2. This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of California (FEMA–4569–DR), dated 10/16/2020. Incident: Wildfires. Incident Period: 09/04/2020 through 11/17/2020. SUMMARY: Issued on 11/20/2020. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/15/2020. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 07/16/2021. DATES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. ADDRESSES: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW, Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205–6734. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The notice of the President’s major disaster declaration for the State of California, dated 10/16/2020, is hereby amended to establish the incident period for this disaster as beginning 09/04/2020 and continuing through 11/17/2020. All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. TKELLEY on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Cynthia Pitts, Acting Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2020–26265 Filed 11–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P 29 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:03 Nov 27, 2020 Jkt 253001 This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of LOUISIANA (FEMA–4559– DR), dated 09/05/2020. Incident: Hurricane Laura. Incident Period: 08/22/2020 through 08/27/2020. DATES: Issued on 11/20/2020. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 11/04/2020. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/07/2021. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW, Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205–6734. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of the President’s major disaster declaration for Private Non-Profit organizations in the State of Louisiana, dated 09/05/2020, is hereby amended to include the following areas as adversely affected by the disaster. Primary Parishes: Catahoula, Iberia. All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. SUMMARY: (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Cynthia Pitts, Acting Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2020–26270 Filed 11–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2020–0062] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed 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 PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76649 Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. This notice includes a revision of an OMB-approved information collection. 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: 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– 2020–0062]. The information collection below is pending at SSA. SSA will submit it to OMB within 60 days from the date of this notice. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than January 29, 2021. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instrument by writing to the above email address. Electronic Consent Based Social Security Number Verification—20 CFR 400.100—0960 0817. The electronic Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (eCBSV) is a fee-based Social Security Number (SSN) verification service that allows permitted entities (a financial institution as defined by Section 509 of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. 42 U.S.C. 405b(b)(4), Public Law 115–174, Title II, 215(b)(4), or service provider, subsidiary, affiliate, agent, subcontractor, or assignee of a financial institution), to verify that an individual’s name, date of birth (DOB), and SSN match our records based on the SSN holder’s signed—including electronic—consent in connection with a credit transaction or any circumstance described in section 604 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. 1681b). Background We created this service due to section 215 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act of E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 76650 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 230 / Monday, November 30, 2020 / Notices 2018 (Banking Bill), Public Law 115– 174. Permitted entities are able to submit an SSN, name, and DOB to SSA for verification via an application programming interface. The purpose of the information collection is for SSA to verify for the permitted entity that the submitted SSN, name and DOB matches, or does not match, the data contained in our records. After obtaining number holder’s consent, a permitted entity submits the names, DOBs, and SSNs of number holders to the eCBSV service. SSA matches the information against our Master File, using SSN, name, and DOB. The eCBSV service will respond in real time with a match/no match indicator (and an indicator if our records show that the individual issued the SSN died). SSA does not provide specific information on what data elements did not match, nor does SSA provide any SSNs. The verification does not authenticate the identity of individuals or conclusively prove the individuals we verify are who they are claiming to be. Consent Requirements Under the eCBSV process, the permitted entity does not submit the number holder’s consent forms to SSA. Compliance Review SSA requires each permitted entity to undergo compliance reviews. An SSA approved certified public accountant (CPA) conducts the compliance reviews. The compliance reviews are designed to Number of respondents Requirement (a) Complete eCBSV enrollment process *** ................................ (a) Configure customer system for ability to send in verification requests .................................... (a) People whose SSNs SSA will verify—Reading and Signing .... (a) Sending in the verification request, calling our service, getting a response ......................... (b) Follow SSA requirements to configure application program interface .................................... (c) CPA Compliance Review and Report **** ................................. Totals .................................... TKELLEY on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES SSA requires each permitted entity to retain a valid consent for each SSN verification request submitted for a period of 5 years. The permitted entity retains the consent in an electronic format. SSA requires a wet or electronic signature on the consent. A permitted entity may request verification of an SSN Holder’s SSN on behalf of a financial institution pursuant to the terms of the Banking Bill, the user agreement between SSA and the permitted entity, and the SSN Holder’s consent. In this case, the permitted entity ensures that the financial institution agrees to the terms in the user agreement, which require the SSN verification be used only for the purpose stated in the consent, and prohibits entities from further using or disclosing the SSN verification. This relationship is subject to the terms in the user agreement between SSA and the permitted entity. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response ensure that the permitted entities meet all terms and conditions of the user agreement, including that the permitted entities obtain valid consent from [number holders]. The permitted entity pays all compliance review costs through the eCBSV fees. In general, we request annual reviews with additional reviews as necessary. The CPA follows review standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and contained in the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS). This information collection request is for the expanded rollout of eCBSV. The previous eCBSV clearance was for an initial rollout to 10 selected permitted entities. During the initial rollout, we wanted to troubleshoot the service and make any necessary adjustments prior to opening eCBSV to all permitted entities. The respondents to the eCBSV information collection are the permitted entities; members of the public who consent to SSN verifications; and CPAs who provide compliance review services. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Time Burden Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** 113 1 120 226 * $37.56 ** $8,489 113 1 2,400 4,520 * 37.56 ** 169,771 1,100,000,000 1 3 55,000,000 * 10.73 ** 590,150,000 1,100,000,000 1 1 18,333,333 * 37.56 ** 688,599,987 113 1 4,800 9,040 * 37.56 ** 339,542 113 1 4,800 9,040 * 38.23 ** 345,599 2,200,000,452 ........................ ........................ 73,356,159 .............................. ** 1,279,613,388 * We based these figures on average Business and Financial operations occupations (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes130000.htm), and Accountants and Auditors hourly salaries (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes132011.htm), as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and average DI payments, as reported in SSA’s disability insurance payment data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2020Fact%20Sheet.pdf). ** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather, these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to respondents to complete the application. *** The enrollment process is automated within the eCBSV Customer Connection, and entails providing consent for SSA to verify the EIN, electronically signing the eCBSV User Agreement and the permitted entity certification, selecting their annual tier level, and linking to pay.gov to make payment for services. **** There will be one CPA firm respondent (an SSA-approved contractor) to conduct compliance reviews and prepare written reports of findings on the 113 permitted entities. Cost Burden The public cost burden is dependent upon the number of permitted entities VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:03 Nov 27, 2020 Jkt 253001 using the service and the annual transaction volume. In FY 2019, 10 companies enrolled out of 123 applications received to participate in PO 00000 Frm 00137 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 eCBSV. We based the cost estimates below on 123 participating permitted entities in FY 2021 submitting an anticipated volume of 1,100,000,000 E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 230 / Monday, November 30, 2020 / Notices transactions. The total cost for developing the service is $45,000,000, and SSA will recover the cost over a five-year period, assuming projected enrollments and transaction volumes materialize. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: eCBSV TIER FEE SCHEDULE 1 2 3 4 5 Tier Annual volume threshold Annual fee ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ Up Up Up Up Up $400 3,030 14,300 276,500 860,000 to to to to to 1,000 ................... 10,000 ................. 200,000 ............... 50 million ............. 2 billion ................ Each enrolled permitted entity will be required to remit the above tier based subscription fee for the 365-day agreement period and the appropriate administrative fee. Newly enrolled entities will be charged a startup administrative fee of $3,693. After the initial year, the entities will be charged a renewal administrative fee of $1,691 each time the agreement is renewed or amended. Fees are calculated based on forecasted systems and operational expenses; agency oversight, overhead and CPA audit contract costs. In addition, SSA will periodically recalculate costs to provide eCBSV services, and revise the tier fee schedule accordingly. We will notify companies of the tier fee schedule in effect at the renewal of eCBSV user agreements and via notice in the Federal Register; companies have the opportunity to cancel the agreement or renew service according to the new tier fee schedule. Dated: November 24, 2020. Faye Lipsky, Director, Office of Regulations and Reports, Clearance, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–26292 Filed 11–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA–2020–0060] Michael Haar, Office of the General Counsel, Office of Program Law, Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6404, (410) 965–2521. For information on eligibility or filing for benefits, call our national toll-free number, 1–800–772– 1213 or TTY 1–800–325–0778, or visit our internet site, Social Security Online, at http://www.socialsecurity.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Correction In the Federal Register of October 28, 2019 in FR Doc. 2019–23478, on page 57801, in the second column, correct the address for the Office of the Regional Chief Counsel, Region VI, Social Security Administration to 1301 Young Street, Ste. 350, Mailroom 104, Dallas, TX 75202–5433. In the Federal Register of March 2, 2020 in FR Doc. 2020–04246, on page 12373, in the first column, correct the address for the Office of the Regional Chief Counsel, Region VI, Social Security Administration to 1301 Young Street, Ste. 350, Mailroom 104, Dallas, TX 75202–5433. In the Federal Register of August 27, 2020 in FR Doc. 2020–18898, on page 53059, in the third column, correct the address for the Office of the Regional Chief Counsel, Region VI, Social Security Administration to 1301 Young Street, Ste. 350, Mailroom 104, Dallas, TX 75202–5433. The Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, Andrew Saul, having reviewed and approved this document, is delegating the authority to electronically sign this document to Faye I. Lipsky, who is the primary Federal Register Liaison for SSA, for purposes of publication in the Federal Register. Faye I. Lipsky, Federal Register Liaison, Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–26294 Filed 11–27–20; 8:45 am] Notice Announcing Addresses for Service of Process BILLING CODE 4191–02–P Social Security Administration. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: We published notices in the Federal Register on October 28, 2019, March 2, 2020, and August 27, 2020, which announced the addresses for service of process. These documents contained the incorrect suite number in the address for the Office of the Regional Chief Counsel, Region VI, Social Security Administration. We are correcting the suite number in this notice. DEPARTMENT OF STATE TKELLEY on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:03 Nov 27, 2020 Jkt 253001 [Public Notice 11269] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request to Change EndUser, End-Use and/or Destination of Hardware Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00138 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76651 The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment. DATES: Submit comments up to December 30, 2020. ADDRESSES: 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Andrea Battista, who may be reached at BattistaAL@state.gov or 202–663– 3136. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Request to Change End-User, End-Use and/or Destination of Hardware. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0173. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political Military Affairs, Department of State (T/PM/DDTC). • Form Number: DS–6004. • Respondents: Individuals and companies registered with DDTC and engaged in the business of manufacturing, brokering, exporting, or temporarily importing defense hardware or defense technology data. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,563. • Estimated Number of Responses: 1,563. • Average Time per Response: 1 hour. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 1,563 hours. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2020-0062]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed 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 a revision of an OMB-approved information collection.
    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-2020-0062].
    The information collection below is pending at SSA. SSA will submit 
it to OMB within 60 days from the date of this notice. To be sure we 
consider your comments, we must receive them no later than January 29, 
2021. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instrument by 
writing to the above email address.
    Electronic Consent Based Social Security Number Verification--20 
CFR 400.100--0960 0817. The electronic Consent Based Social Security 
Number Verification (eCBSV) is a fee-based Social Security Number (SSN) 
verification service that allows permitted entities (a financial 
institution as defined by Section 509 of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. 42 
U.S.C. 405b(b)(4), Public Law 115-174, Title II, 215(b)(4), or service 
provider, subsidiary, affiliate, agent, subcontractor, or assignee of a 
financial institution), to verify that an individual's name, date of 
birth (DOB), and SSN match our records based on the SSN holder's 
signed--including electronic--consent in connection with a credit 
transaction or any circumstance described in section 604 of the Fair 
Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. 1681b).

Background

    We created this service due to section 215 of the Economic Growth, 
Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act of

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2018 (Banking Bill), Public Law 115-174. Permitted entities are able to 
submit an SSN, name, and DOB to SSA for verification via an application 
programming interface. The purpose of the information collection is for 
SSA to verify for the permitted entity that the submitted SSN, name and 
DOB matches, or does not match, the data contained in our records. 
After obtaining number holder's consent, a permitted entity submits the 
names, DOBs, and SSNs of number holders to the eCBSV service. SSA 
matches the information against our Master File, using SSN, name, and 
DOB. The eCBSV service will respond in real time with a match/no match 
indicator (and an indicator if our records show that the individual 
issued the SSN died). SSA does not provide specific information on what 
data elements did not match, nor does SSA provide any SSNs. The 
verification does not authenticate the identity of individuals or 
conclusively prove the individuals we verify are who they are claiming 
to be.

Consent Requirements

    Under the eCBSV process, the permitted entity does not submit the 
number holder's consent forms to SSA. SSA requires each permitted 
entity to retain a valid consent for each SSN verification request 
submitted for a period of 5 years. The permitted entity retains the 
consent in an electronic format.
    SSA requires a wet or electronic signature on the consent. A 
permitted entity may request verification of an SSN Holder's SSN on 
behalf of a financial institution pursuant to the terms of the Banking 
Bill, the user agreement between SSA and the permitted entity, and the 
SSN Holder's consent. In this case, the permitted entity ensures that 
the financial institution agrees to the terms in the user agreement, 
which require the SSN verification be used only for the purpose stated 
in the consent, and prohibits entities from further using or disclosing 
the SSN verification. This relationship is subject to the terms in the 
user agreement between SSA and the permitted entity.

Compliance Review

    SSA requires each permitted entity to undergo compliance reviews. 
An SSA approved certified public accountant (CPA) conducts the 
compliance reviews. The compliance reviews are designed to ensure that 
the permitted entities meet all terms and conditions of the user 
agreement, including that the permitted entities obtain valid consent 
from [number holders]. The permitted entity pays all compliance review 
costs through the eCBSV fees. In general, we request annual reviews 
with additional reviews as necessary. The CPA follows review standards 
established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 
and contained in the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards 
(GAGAS).
    This information collection request is for the expanded rollout of 
eCBSV. The previous eCBSV clearance was for an initial rollout to 10 
selected permitted entities. During the initial rollout, we wanted to 
troubleshoot the service and make any necessary adjustments prior to 
opening eCBSV to all permitted entities. The respondents to the eCBSV 
information collection are the permitted entities; members of the 
public who consent to SSN verifications; and CPAs who provide 
compliance review services.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

Time Burden

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                                                                                                                         Average
                                                                                    Average burden     Estimated       theoretical        Total annual
                    Requirement                        Number of     Frequency of    per  response   total  annual     hourly cost      opportunity cost
                                                      respondents      response        (minutes)        burden      amount  (dollars)     (dollars) **
                                                                                                        (hours)             *
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(a) Complete eCBSV enrollment process ***.........             113               1             120             226           * $37.56          ** $8,489
(a) Configure customer system for ability to send              113               1           2,400           4,520            * 37.56         ** 169,771
 in verification requests.........................
(a) People whose SSNs SSA will verify--Reading and   1,100,000,000               1               3      55,000,000            * 10.73     ** 590,150,000
 Signing..........................................
(a) Sending in the verification request, calling     1,100,000,000               1               1      18,333,333            * 37.56     ** 688,599,987
 our service, getting a response..................
(b) Follow SSA requirements to configure                       113               1           4,800           9,040            * 37.56         ** 339,542
 application program interface....................
(c) CPA Compliance Review and Report ****.........             113               1           4,800           9,040            * 38.23         ** 345,599
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    Totals........................................   2,200,000,452  ..............  ..............      73,356,159  .................   ** 1,279,613,388
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* We based these figures on average Business and Financial operations occupations (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes130000.htm), and Accountants and
  Auditors hourly salaries (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes132011.htm), as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and average DI payments, as
  reported in SSA's disability insurance payment data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2020Fact%20Sheet.pdf).
** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather,
  these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to
  respondents to complete the application.
*** The enrollment process is automated within the eCBSV Customer Connection, and entails providing consent for SSA to verify the EIN, electronically
  signing the eCBSV User Agreement and the permitted entity certification, selecting their annual tier level, and linking to pay.gov to make payment for
  services.
**** There will be one CPA firm respondent (an SSA-approved contractor) to conduct compliance reviews and prepare written reports of findings on the 113
  permitted entities.

Cost Burden

    The public cost burden is dependent upon the number of permitted 
entities using the service and the annual transaction volume. In FY 
2019, 10 companies enrolled out of 123 applications received to 
participate in eCBSV. We based the cost estimates below on 123 
participating permitted entities in FY 2021 submitting an anticipated 
volume of 1,100,000,000

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transactions. The total cost for developing the service is $45,000,000, 
and SSA will recover the cost over a five-year period, assuming 
projected enrollments and transaction volumes materialize.

                         eCBSV Tier Fee Schedule
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                                                                 Annual
           Tier                  Annual volume threshold          fee
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1.........................  Up to 1,000......................       $400
2.........................  Up to 10,000.....................      3,030
3.........................  Up to 200,000....................     14,300
4.........................  Up to 50 million.................    276,500
5.........................  Up to 2 billion..................    860,000
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    Each enrolled permitted entity will be required to remit the above 
tier based subscription fee for the 365-day agreement period and the 
appropriate administrative fee. Newly enrolled entities will be charged 
a startup administrative fee of $3,693. After the initial year, the 
entities will be charged a renewal administrative fee of $1,691 each 
time the agreement is renewed or amended. Fees are calculated based on 
forecasted systems and operational expenses; agency oversight, overhead 
and CPA audit contract costs.
    In addition, SSA will periodically recalculate costs to provide 
eCBSV services, and revise the tier fee schedule accordingly. We will 
notify companies of the tier fee schedule in effect at the renewal of 
eCBSV user agreements and via notice in the Federal Register; companies 
have the opportunity to cancel the agreement or renew service according 
to the new tier fee schedule.

    Dated: November 24, 2020.
Faye Lipsky,
Director, Office of Regulations and Reports, Clearance, Social Security 
Administration.
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