Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request, 17664-17666 [2021-06962]

Download as PDF 17664 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 63 / Monday, April 5, 2021 / Notices change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for website viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of these filings also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change. Persons submitting comments are cautioned that we do not redact or edit personal identifying information from comment submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSE–2020–105 and should be submitted on or before April 26, 2021. Rebuttal comments should be submitted by May 10, 2021. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.28 J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–06885 Filed 4–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under OMB Review Small Business Administration. 30-Day notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act and OMB procedures, SBA is publishing this notice to allow all interested member of the public an additional 30 days to provide comments on the proposed collection of information. SUMMARY: Submit comments on or before May 5, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for this information collection request should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: 28 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(57). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Apr 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 collection request by selecting ‘‘Small Business Administration’’; ‘‘Currently Under Review,’’ then select the ‘‘Only Show ICR for Public Comment’’ checkbox. This information collection can be identified by title and/or OMB Control Number. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may obtain a copy of the information collection and supporting documents from the Agency Clearance Office at Curtis.Rich@sba.gov; (202) 205–7030, or from www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. For SBA financial assistance programs, SBA Form 413 Personal Financial Statement (PFS) collects information regarding the assets and liabilities of certain owners, officers and guarantors of the small business applicant benefiting from such assistance and is used when analyzing the applicant’s repayment abilities or creditworthiness. SBA’s Surety Bond Guaranty Program uses the Form 413 PFS information during the claim recovery process. The information is also collected from applicants and participants in SBA’s 8(a)/BD and Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program certification process to determine whether they meet the economic disadvantage requirements of the program. SBA currently has four versions of the Form 413 PFS. The Agency plans to consolidate and streamline these into one Form 413 which will be used across the various program offices. SBA plans to expand and clarify the instructions for the Form 413 to ensure the public will be aware of the specific submission process for each program office. Lastly, the Form 413 may undergo significant formatting changes to make it easier to address mandatory Federal government 508 accessibility compliance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Solicitation of Public Comments Comments may be submitted on (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the agency to properly perform its functions; (b) whether the burden estimates are accurate; (c) whether there are ways to minimize the burden, including through the use of automated techniques or other forms of information technology; and (d) whether there are ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information. OMB Control Number: 3245–0188. Title: Personal Financial Statement. SBA Form Number: SBA Forms 413 7(a)/504/SBG, 413 Disaster, 413 8(a) and 413 WOSB. Description of Respondents: 7(a) and 504 loan Program applicants, Surety Bond Program recovery claimants, PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Disaster Loan Program applicants excluding sole proprietors and individuals, 8(a)/BD and WOSB Program applicants. Estimated Annual Responses: 371,108. Estimated Annual Hour Burden: 391,812. Curtis Rich, Management Analyst. [FR Doc. 2021–06895 Filed 4–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2020–0012] Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of information collection packages requiring clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with Public Law 104–13, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. This notice includes 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– 2020–0012]. SSA submitted the information collection below to OMB for clearance. Your comments regarding this information collection would be most useful if OMB and SSA receive them 30 days from the date of this publication. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than May 5, 2021. E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 63 / Monday, April 5, 2021 / Notices Individuals can obtain copies of this OMB clearance package by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov. 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 2018 (Banking Bill), Public Law 115– 174. Permitted entities are able to submit an SSN, name, and DOB of the number holder in connection with a credit transaction or any circumstances described in Section 604 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 **** ..... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Apr 02, 2021 contained in our records. After obtaining number holders’ consents, 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 number holder died). SSA does not provide specific information on what data elements did not match, nor does SSA provide any SSNs or other identifiable information. The verification does not authenticate the identity of the number holders or conclusively prove the number holders 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 agency permits the permitted entity to retain the consent in an electronic format. SSA requires a wet or electronic signature on the consent. A permitted entity may request verification of a number 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 Number of respondents Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response 17665 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 OMBapproved information collection. Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Estimated total annual burden (hours) 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 * 10.95 ** 602,250,000 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 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 17666 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 63 / Monday, April 5, 2021 / Notices Requirement Totals ........................ Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) ........................ ........................ Number of respondents 2,200,000,452 Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Estimated total annual burden (hours) 73,356,159 ........................ Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** ** 1,291,713,388 * 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/2021FactSheet.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 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 Annual volume threshold Tier jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 1 2 3 4 5 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... Up Up Up Up Up to to to to to 1,000 .............. 10,000 ............ 200,000 .......... 50 million ....... 2 billion .......... Annual fee $400 3,030 14,300 276,500 860,000 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. We will charge newly enrolled entities a startup administrative fee of $3,693. After the initial year, we will charge the entities 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Apr 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 cancel the agreement or renew service according to the new tier fee schedule. Dated: March 31, 2021. Eric Lowman, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Office of Legislative Development and Operations, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2021–06962 Filed 4–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. 2021–2063] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; United Parcel Service Company Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, the FAA’s exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. SUMMARY: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before April 26, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2021–0173 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at (202) 493–2251. Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heidi L. Hunt (202) 267–7806, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC. Timothy R. Adams, Deputy Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2021–0173. 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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2020-0012]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of 
information collection packages requiring clearance by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with Public Law 104-13, the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. This notice 
includes 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-2020-0012].
SSA submitted the information collection below to OMB for clearance. 
Your comments regarding this information collection would be most 
useful if OMB and SSA receive them 30 days from the date of this 
publication. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them 
no later than May 5, 2021.

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Individuals can obtain copies of this OMB clearance package by writing 
to [email protected].
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 2018 (Banking Bill), 
Public Law 115-174. Permitted entities are able to submit an SSN, name, 
and DOB of the number holder in connection with a credit transaction or 
any circumstances described in Section 604 of the Fair Credit Reporting 
Act 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 
holders' consents, 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 number holder died). SSA does 
not provide specific information on what data elements did not match, 
nor does SSA provide any SSNs or other identifiable information. The 
verification does not authenticate the identity of the number holders 
or conclusively prove the number holders 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 agency permits the permitted 
entity to retain the consent in an electronic format.
    SSA requires a wet or electronic signature on the consent. A 
permitted entity may request verification of a number 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.

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                                                                                                                          Average
                                                                                  Average burden    Estimated total     theoretical      Total annual
                 Requirement                       Number of       Frequency of    per response      annual burden      hourly cost    opportunity cost
                                                  respondents        response        (minutes)          (hours)           amount         (dollars) **
                                                                                                                        (dollars) *
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(a) Complete eCBSV enrollment process ***...                 113               1             120                 226        * $37.56           ** $8,489
(a) Configure customer system for ability to                 113               1           2,400               4,520         * 37.56          ** 169,771
 send in verification requests..............
(a) People whose SSNs SSA will verify--            1,100,000,000               1               3          55,000,000         * 10.95      ** 602,250,000
 Reading and Signing........................
(a) Sending in the verification request,           1,100,000,000               1               1          18,333,333         * 37.56      ** 688,599,987
 calling 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  ..............    ** 1,291,713,388
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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/2021FactSheet.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 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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         Tier                 Annual volume threshold         Annual 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. We will charge newly enrolled entities 
a startup administrative fee of $3,693. After the initial year, we will 
charge the entities 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: March 31, 2021.
Eric Lowman,
Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Office of Legislative Development and 
Operations, Social Security Administration.
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