Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request, 6929-6935 [2022-02474]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 25 / Monday, February 7, 2022 / Notices Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– BOX–2022–05 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Vanessa Countryman, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR– BOX–2022–05. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s internet website (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule 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 the filing 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–BOX–2022–05 and should be submitted on or before February 28, 2022. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.17 J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2022–02430 Filed 2–4–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 17 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Feb 04, 2022 Jkt 256001 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2022–0003] 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 revisions and extensions of OMB-approved information collections. SSA is soliciting comments on the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimate; the need for the information; its practical utility; ways to enhance its quality, utility, and clarity; and ways to minimize burden on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Mail, email, or fax your comments and recommendations on the information collection(s) to the OMB Desk Officer and SSA Reports Clearance Officer at the following addresses or fax numbers. (OMB) Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA Comments: https://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Submit your comments online referencing Docket ID Number [SSA–2022–0003]. (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 https://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain, referencing Docket ID Number [SSA–2022–0003]. SSA submitted the information collections below to OMB for clearance. Your comments regarding these information collections would be most useful if OMB and SSA receive them within 30 days from the date of this publication. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than March 9, 2022. Individuals can obtain copies of these OMB clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov. 1. Application for a Social Security Number Card, the Social Security Number Application Process (SSNAP), internet SSN Replacement Card (iSSNRC) Application, and Online Social Security Number Application PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6929 Process (oSSNAP)—20 CFR 422.103– 422.110—0960–0066. SSA collects information on the SS–5 (used in the United States) and SS–5–FS (used outside the United States) to issue original or replacement Social Security cards. SSA also enters the application data into the SSNAP application when issuing a card via telephone or in person. In addition, hospitals collect the same information on SSA’s behalf for newborn children through the Enumeration-at-Birth process. In this process, parents of newborns provide hospital birth registration clerks with information required to register these newborns. Hospitals send this information to State Bureaus of Vital Statistics (BVS), and they send the information to SSA’s National Computer Center. SSA then uploads the data to the SSA mainframe along with all other enumeration data, and we assign the newborn a Social Security number (SSN) and issue a Social Security card. Respondents can also use these modalities to request a change in their SSN records. In addition, the iSSNRC internet application collects information similar to the paper SS–5 for no-change replacement SSN cards for adult U.S. citizens. The iSSNRC modality allows certain applicants for SSN replacement cards to complete the internet application and submit the required evidence online rather than completing a paper Form SS–5. Finally, oSSNAP collects information similar to that which we collect on the paper SS–5 for no change situations, with the exception of name change, new or replacement SSN cards for U.S Citizens (adult and minor children), and replacement cards only for non-U.S. citizens. oSSNAP allows these applicants for new or replacement SSN cards to start the application process on-line, receive a list of evidentiary documents, and then submit the application data to SSA for further processing by SSA employees. Applicants need to visit a local SSA office to complete the application process. The respondents for this information collection are applicants for original and replacement Social Security cards, or individuals who wish to change information in their SSN records, who use any of the modalities described above. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 17:36 Feb 04, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 1 1 44,818 1 1 1 31,521 114,429 63,925 1 1 335,587 2,428 07FEN1 11,081,385 Totals ............................................................................................ ........................ 15 15 60 1,146,724 125 125 2,428 55,931 15,339 418,725 5,327 9,536 2,627 72,215 3,735 261,755 298,857 Estimated total annual burden (hours) ........................ * 27.07 * 27.07 * 27.07 * 27.07 * 27.07 * 27.07 * 27.07 * 27.07 * 27.07 * 27.07 * 27.07 * 27.07 * $24.49 Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * ........................ ** 24 ** 24 ** 24 ** 24 ** 24 ** 24 ** 24 ** 24 * 24 ** 24 ** 0 ** 0 ** 0 Average wait time in field office (minutes) ** *** 76,931,059 *** 8,798 *** 8,798 *** 92,011 *** 5,147,794 *** 1,522,471 *** 41,561,248 *** 836,382 *** 1,497,188 *** 412,412 *** 11,338,134 *** 101,107 *** 7,085,708 *** $7,319,008 Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** + The number of respondents for this modality is an estimate based on google analytics data for the SS–5 form downloads from SSA.Gov. * We based this figure on average Hospital Records Clerks (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292098.htm), and average U.S. worker’s hourly wages (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/ oes_nat.htm#00-0000) as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. ** We based this figure on the average FY 2021 wait times for field offices, based on SSA’s current management information data. *** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather, these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to respondents to complete the application. ........................ 1 500 Grand Total 1 500 9 9 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 10 Average burden per response (minutes) Enumeration Quality Review 1 1 102,258 2,791,499 SSNAP/SS–5 Modality 1 866,575 oSSNAP Modality 1 3,141,061 iSSNRC Modality 3,587,284 EAB Modality Frequency of response Authorization to SSA to obtain personal information cover letter ....... Authorization to SSA to obtain personal information follow-up cover letter ................................................................................................. Respondents who do not have to provide parents’ SSNs .................. Respondents whom we ask to provide parents’ SSNs (when applying for original SSN cards for children under age 12) .................... Applicants age 12 or older who need to answer additional questions so SSA can determine whether we previously assigned an SSN .. Applicants asking for a replacement SSN card beyond the allowable limits (i.e., who must provide additional documentation to accompany the application) ........................................................................ Adult U.S. Citizens providing information to receive a replacement card through the oSSNAP + ............................................................. Adult U.S. Citizens providing information to receive an original card through the oSSNAP + ..................................................................... Adult Non-U.S. Citizens providing information to receive an original card through the oSSNAP + ............................................................. Adult Non-U.S. Citizens providing information to receive a replacement card through the oSSNAP + .................................................... Adult U.S. Citizens requesting a replacement card with no changes through the iSSNRC ........................................................................ Adult U.S. Citizens requesting a replacement card with a name change through iSSNRC ................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Hospital staff who relay the State birth certificate information to the BVS and SSA through the EAB process ......................................... Application scenario Number of respondents 6930 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 25 / Monday, February 7, 2022 / Notices Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 25 / Monday, February 7, 2022 / Notices 2. Response to Notice of Revised Determination—20 CFR 404.913, 404.914, 404.992(b), 416.1413–416.1414, and 416.1492(d)—0960–0347. When SSA determines: (1) Claimants for initial disability benefits do not actually have a disability; or (2) current disability recipients’ records show their disability ceased, SSA notifies the disability claimants, or recipients of this decision. In response to this notice, the affected claimants and disability recipients have the following recourse: (1) They may request a disability hearing to contest SSA’s decision; and (2) they may submit additional information or evidence for SSA to consider. Disability claimants, recipients, and their representatives use Form SSA–765 to accomplish these two actions. If respondents request the first option, SSA’s Disability Hearings Unit uses the form to schedule a hearing; ensure an interpreter is present, if required; and ensure the disability recipients or claimants, and their representatives, receive a notice about 6931 the place and time of the hearing. If respondents choose the second option, SSA uses the form and other evidence to reevaluate the claimant’s or recipients’ case, and determine if the new information or evidence will change SSA’s decision. The respondents are disability claimants, current disability recipients, or their representatives. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Average wait time in field office (minutes) ** Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** SSA–765 ...................... 51 1 30 26 * $19.01 ** 24 *** $874 * We based this figure by averaging both the average DI payments based on SSA’s current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/ 2021FactSheet.pdf), and the average U.S. worker’s hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm). ** We based this figure on the average FY 2021 wait times for field offices, based on SSA’s current management information data. *** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather, these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to respondents to complete the application. 3. Travel Expense Reimbursement— 20 CFR 404.999(d) and 416.1499— 0960–0434. The Social Security Act (Act) provides for travel expense reimbursement from Federal and State agencies for claimant travel incidental to medical examinations, and to parties, their representatives, and all reasonably necessary witnesses for travel exceeding 75 miles to attend medical examinations, reconsideration interviews and proceedings before an administrative law judge. Reimbursement procedures require the claimant to provide: (1) A list of expenses incurred; and (2) receipts of such expenses. Federal and state personnel review the listings and receipts to verify the reimbursable amount to the requestor. The respondents are claimants for Title II benefits and Title XVI payments, their representatives, and witnesses. Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** 404.999(d) & 416.1499 ............................ 60,000 1 10 10,000 * $19.01 ** $190,100 * We based this figure by averaging both the average DI payments based on SSA’s current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/ 2021FactSheet.pdf), and the average U.S. worker’s hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm). ** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather, these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to respondents to complete the application. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 4. Pain Report Child—20 CFR 404.1512 and 416.912—0960–0540. Before SSA can make a disability determination for a child, we require evidence from Supplemental Security Income (SSI) applicants or claimants to prove their disability. Form SSA–3371– BK provides disability interviewers, and SSI applicants or claimants in self-help situations, with a convenient way to record information about claimants’ pain or other symptoms. The State disability determination services adjudicators and judges then use the information from Form SSA–3371–BK to assess the effects of symptoms on function for purposes of determining disability under the Act. The respondents are applicants for, or claimants of SSI payments. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Average wait time in field office (minutes) ** Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** SSA–3371 .................... 1,500 1 15 375 *** $10.95 ** 24 *** $10,676 * We ** We based this figure on the average DI payments based on SSA’s current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2021FactSheet.pdf). based this figure on the average FY 2021 wait times for field offices, based on SSA’s current management information data. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Feb 04, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 6932 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 25 / Monday, February 7, 2022 / Notices *** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather, these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to respondents to complete the application. 5. Internet Request for Replacement of Forms SSA–1099 & SSA–1042S—20 CFR 401.45—0960–0583. Title II beneficiaries use Forms SSA–1099 and SSA–1042S, Social Security Benefit Statement, to determine if their Social Security benefits are taxable, and the amount they need to report to the Internal Revenue Service. In cases where the original forms are unavailable Modality of completion Number of respondents Automated Telephone Requests .................. N8NN ........................... Calls to local field offices .......................... Other (program service centers) ..................... Totals .................... (e.g., lost, stolen, mutilated), an individual may use SSA’s automated telephone application to request a replacement SSA–1099 and SSA–1042. SSA uses the information from the automated telephone requests to verify the identity of the requestor and to provide replacement copies of the forms. SSA accepts information in other ways, too; however, the automated Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response telephone options reduce requests to the National 800 Number Network (N8NN) and visits to local Social Security field offices (FO). The respondents are Title II beneficiaries who wish to request a replacement SSA–1099 or SSA–1042S via telephone. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average wait time for teleservice centers (minutes) ** Average theoretical at hourly cost amount (dollars) * Estimated total annual burden (hours) Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** 219,117 497,778 1 1 2 3 7,304 24,889 * $27.07 ** 19 *** $2,076,025 * 27.07 ** 19 *** 4,940,789 848,444 1 3 42,422 * 27.07 ** 19 *** 8,421,369 41,640 1 3 2,082 * 27.07 ** 19 *** 413,305 1,606,979 ........................ ........................ 76,697 ........................ ........................ *** 15,851,488 * We based this figure on the average U.S. worker’s hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#00-0000). ** We based this figure by averaging the average FY 2021 wait times for teleservice centers, based on SSA’s current management information data. *** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather, these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to respondents to complete the application. 6. The Ticket to Work and SelfSufficiency Program—20 CFR 411— 0960–0644. SSA’s Ticket to Work (TTW) Program transitions Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and SSI recipients toward independence by allowing them to receive Social Security payments while maintaining employment under the auspices of the program. SSA uses service providers, called Employment Networks (ENs), to supervise participant progress through the stages of TTW Program participation, such as job searches and interviews; progress reviews; and Number of respondents jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Modality of completion (a) 20 CFR 411.140(d)(2)/Interactive Voice Recognition Telephone ........................................................................................ (a) 20 CFR 411.140(d)(2)/Ticket Assignment via Portal .......... (a) 20 CFR 411.140(d)(3), 411.150(b)(3) and 411.325(a)/ State Agency Ticket Assignment Form/SSA–1365 .................. (a) 20 CFR 411.140(d)(3); 411.325((a); 411.150(b)(3); 20 CFR 411.465./Individualized Work Plan/SSA–1370 ................. (a) 20 CFR 411.166; 411.170(b)/Electronic File Submission ... (b) 20 CFR 411.145; 411.325/Requesting Ticket Unassignments .......................................................................... (b) 20 CFR 411.535(a)(1)(iii)/Notification of VR Case Closures via Portal ................................................................................... (c) 20 CFR 411.200(b)/Requests for Certification of Work and Educational Progress/SSA–1375 .............................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Feb 04, 2022 Jkt 256001 manager require OMB approval. Most of the categories of information are necessary for SSA to: (1) Comply with the Ticket to Work legislation; and (2) provide proper oversight of the program. SSA collects this information through several modalities, including forms, electronic exchanges, and written documentation. The respondents are the ENs or state VRs, SSDI beneficiaries, and blind or disabled SSI recipients working under the auspices of the TTW Program. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. changes in ticket status. ENs can be private for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as state vocational rehabilitation agencies (VRs). SSA and the ENs utilize the TTW program manager to operate the TTW Program and exchange information about participants. For example, the ENs use the program manager to provide updates on tasks such as selecting a payment system, or requesting payments for helping the beneficiary achieve certain work goals. Since the ENs are not PRAexempt, the multiple information collections within the TTW program PO 00000 Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** 6,000 91,484 1 1 3 2 300 3,049 * $15.43 ** $4,629 * 15.43 ** 47,046 948 1 15 237 * 15.43 ** 3,657 26,007 4,104 1 1 60 5 26,007 342 * 15.43 ** 401,288 * 15.43 ** 5,277 2,494 1 15 624 * 15.43 ** 9,628 136,478 1 11 25,021 * 15.43 ** 386,074 179 1 30 90 * 15.43 ** 1,389 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 6933 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 25 / Monday, February 7, 2022 / Notices Number of respondents Modality of completion Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Estimated total annual burden (hours) Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** 33 1 10 6 * 15.43 ** 93 31 1 15 8 * 15.43 ** 123 1,704 1 40 1,136 * 15.43 ** 17,528 5 6,870 2,438 507 1 1 1 1 20 20 20 15 2 2,290 813 127 * 15.43 ** 31 * 15.43 ** 35,335 * 15.43 ** 12,545 * 15.43 ** 1,960 196 929 4,000 1,776 1 1 1 1 120 5 3 3 392 77 200 89 * 15.43 ** 6,049 * 15.43 ** 1,188 286,183 ........................ 60,810 ........................ (d) 20 CFR 411.505/Selecting a Payment System .................. (e) 20 CFR 411.400—411.420; 20 CFR 411.325(d) and 411.415/Reporting Referral Agreement Activity ....................... (f) 20 CFR 411.575/Requesting EN Payments/SSA–1391 or SSA–1398 ................................................................................. (f) 20 CFR 411.560 and 411.581/ Requesting Split Payment/ SSA–1401 ................................................................................. (g) 20 CFR 411.325(f)/Proof of Relationship ............................ (g) 20 CFR 411.325(f)/Certification of Services ....................... (g) 20 CFR 411.325(f)/Annual Performance Outcome Report (h) 20 CFR 411.435, 411.615, and 411.625/ Dispute Resolution ............................................................................................. (i) 20 CFR 411.320/EN Contract Changes/SSA–1374 ............. (j) 20 CFR 411.200(b)/WISE Webinar Registration Page ........ (j) 20 CFR 411.200(b)/ WISE Webinar Survey ........................ Totals ................................................................................. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response * 15.43 ** 3,086 * 15.43 ** 1,373 ........................ ** 938,299 * We based these figures by averaging the average hourly wages for Social and Human Service Assistants (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes211093.htm); Rehabilitation Counselors (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes211015.htm); and the average DI payments based on SSA’s current FY 2021 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. 7. Representative Payment Policies and Administrative Procedures for Imposing Penalties for False or Misleading Statements or Withholding of Information—0960–0740. This information collection request comprises several regulation sections that provide additional safeguards for Social Security beneficiaries’ whose representative payees receive their payment. SSA requires representative payees to notify them of any event or change in circumstances that would affect receipt of benefits or performance of payee duties. SSA uses the information to determine continued Number of respondents Regulation sections Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response eligibility for benefits, the amount of benefits due and if the payee is suitable to continue serving as payee. The respondents are representative payees who receive and use benefits on behalf of Social Security beneficiaries. Type of Collection: Revision of an OMB-approved information collection. Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average wait time in field office or for teleservice centers (minutes) ** 404.2035(d) — Paper/Mail ............................ 404.2035(d) — Office interview/Intranet ....... 404.2035(f) — Paper/Mail ............................. 404.2035(f) — Office interview/Intranet ........ 416.635(d) — Paper/Mail .............................. 416.635(d) — Office interview/Intranet ......... 416.635(f) — Paper/Mail ............................... 416.635(f) — Office interview/Intranet .......... 30,489 579,291 304 5,792 16,630 305,316 166 3,159 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 2,541 48,274 25 483 1,386 25,443 14 263 * $27.07 * 27.07 ........................ ** 21 ........................ ** 21 ........................ ** 21 ........................ ** 21 Totals ..................................................... 941,147 ........................ ........................ 78,429 ........................ ........................ * 27.07 * 27.07 * 27.07 * 27.07 * 27.07 * 27.07 Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** *** $68,785 *** 6,795,274 *** 677 *** 67,946 *** 37,519 *** 3,581,469 *** 379 *** 37,059 *** 10,589,108 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 * We based this figure on the average U.S. worker’s hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#000000). ** We based this figure by averaging the average FY 2021 wait times for both field offices and teleservice centers, based on SSA’s current management information data. *** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather, these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to respondents to complete the application. 8. Protecting the Public and Our Personnel To Ensure Operational Effectiveness (RIN 0960–AH35), Regulation 3729I—20 CFR 422.905 and 422.906—0960–0796. SSA published regulations for the process we follow when we restrict individuals from receiving in-person services in our field offices and provide them, instead, with alternative services. We published these rules to create a safer environment for our personnel and members of the public who use our facilities, while VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Feb 04, 2022 Jkt 256001 ensuring we continue to serve the American people with as little disruption to our operations as possible. Under our regulations at 20 CFR 422.905, an individual for whom we restrict access to our facilities has the opportunity to appeal our decision within 60 days of the date of the restrictive access and alternative service notice. To appeal, restricted individuals must submit a written request stating why they believe SSA should rescind the restriction and allow them to PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 conduct business with us on a face-toface basis in one of our offices. There is no printed form for this request; rather, restricted individuals create their own written statement of appeal, and submit it to a sole decision-maker in the regional office of the region where the restriction originated. The individuals may also provide additional documentation to support their appeal. Under 20 CFR 422.906, if the individual does not appeal the decision within the 60 days, if we restricted the individual E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 6934 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 25 / Monday, February 7, 2022 / Notices prior to the effective date of this regulation, or if the appeal results in a denial, the individual has another opportunity to request review of the restriction after a three-year period. To submit this request for review, restricted individuals may re-submit a written appeal of the decision. The same criteria Number of respondents Regulation sections three years. Respondents for this collection are individuals appealing their restrictions from in-person services at SSA field offices. Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. apply as for the original appeal: (1) It must be in writing; (2) it must go to a sole decision-maker in the regional office of the region where the restriction originated for review; and (3) it may accompany supporting documentation. We make this periodic review available to all restricted individuals once every Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Estimated total annual burden (hours) Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** 20 CFR 422.905 ...................................... 20 CFR 422.906 ...................................... 75 75 1 1 15 20 19 25 * $19.01 ** $361 * 19.01 ** 475 Totals ................................................ 150 ........................ ........................ 44 ........................ ** $836 * We based this figure by averaging both the average DI payments based on SSA’s current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/ 2021FactSheet.pdf), and the average U.S. worker’s hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm). ** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather, these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to respondents to complete the application. 9. Promoting Opportunity Demonstration—0960–0809. Section 823 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 required SSA to carry out the Promoting Opportunity Demonstration (POD) to test a new benefit offset formula for SSDI beneficiaries. Therefore, SSA is undertaking POD, a demonstration to evaluate the affect the new policy will have on SSDI beneficiaries and their families in several critical areas. We previously obtained OMB approval for this demonstration and are close to completing the project. In this information collection request, we are seeking to renew the approval for both the POD Monthly Earnings and Impairment-related work Expenses (IRWE) Reporting Form, and the POD Number of respondents Modality of completion POD Monthly Earnings and Impairment-related work Expenses (IRWE) Reporting Form—Paper Version (faxed in) ............... POD Monthly Earnings and Impairment-related work Expenses (IRWE) Reporting Form—Internet Version ............................. POD End of Year reporting (EOYR) Documentation ................................................... Totals ..................................................... of SSA’s end of year reconciliation process. While the collection of the earnings and IRWE data from respondents on the POD Monthly Form and the POD EOYR Forms is voluntary, failure to submit data could result in the inaccurate calculation of SSDI benefits. Note: We have completed the survey portion of this demonstration project and expect to finish collecting the data by the end of the third quarter of fiscal year 2022. Respondents are SSDI beneficiaries, who provided written consent before agreeing to participate in the study and whom we randomly assigned to one of the two study treatment groups. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. End of Year reporting (EOYR) Documentation. The POD implementation team collects earnings and IRWE data from POD treatment group subjects whose monthly earnings exceed the POD threshold. The POD implementation team submits the data it collects from treatment group subjects to SSA. SSA uses the data to apply the POD offset to treatment group subjects’ SSDI benefits. Respondents have two options for reporting their earnings and IRWE documentation contained in the POD Monthly Form and the POD EOYR Form: Paper (mail or fax) or an online reporting portal. Respondents are encouraged to submit their earnings and IRWE documentation monthly but can submit it the following year in advance Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Number of responses Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** 1,000 6 6,000 40 4,000 * $27.07 ** $108,280 1,000 6 6,000 5 500 * 27.07 ** 13,535 2,000 1 2,000 8 267 * 27.07 ** 7,228 4,000 ........................ 14,000 ........................ 4,767 ........................ ** 129,043 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 * We based this figure on the average U.S. worker’s hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#000000). ** 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. 10. Tribal Council Coverage Agreement—0960–0812. Section 218A of the Social Security Act grants voluntary Social Security coverage to Indian tribal council members. The VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Feb 04, 2022 Jkt 256001 coverage is voluntary for tribal council members; however, if the tribe wishes to obtain Social Security coverage, they must complete the agreement. Each tribe requesting coverage fills out one PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 agreement. SSA employees collect this information via paper forms SSA–177 & SSA–177–OP1, Indian Tribal Council Coverage Agreement. The respondents are Indian tribal councils who wish to E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 6935 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 25 / Monday, February 7, 2022 / Notices receive Social Security coverage for their members. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of respondents Modality of completion Frequency of Response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** SSA–177 .................................................. SSA–177–OP1 ......................................... 6 6 1 1 10 10 1 1 * $19.01 ** $19 * 19.01 ** 19 Totals ................................................ 12 ........................ ........................ 2 ........................ ** 38 * We based this figure by averaging both the average DI payments based on SSA’s current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/ 2021FactSheet.pdf), and the average U.S. worker’s hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm). ** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather, these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to respondents to complete the application. Dated: February 2, 2022. Naomi Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2022–02474 Filed 2–4–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36377 (Sub-No. 5)] jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 BNSF Railway Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company By petition filed on December 13, 2021, BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) requests that the Board partially revoke the trackage rights exemption granted to it under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7) in Docket No. FD 36377 (Sub-No. 4), as necessary to permit that trackage rights arrangement to expire at midnight on December 31, 2022. As explained by BNSF in its verified notice of exemption in Docket No. FD 36377 (Sub-No. 4), BNSF and Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) entered into an agreement granting BNSF restricted, local trackage rights over two rail lines owned by UP between: (1) UP milepost 93.2 at Stockton, Cal., on UP’s Oakland Subdivision, and UP milepost 219.4 at Elsey, Cal., on UP’s Canyon Subdivision, a distance of 126.2 miles; and (2) UP milepost 219.4 at Elsey, and UP milepost 280.7 at Keddie, Cal., on UP’s Canyon Subdivision, a distance of 61.3 miles (collectively, the Lines). BNSF Verified Notice of Exemption 1– 2, BNSF Ry.—Trackage Rts. Exemption—Union Pac. R.R., FD 36377 (Sub-No. 4). BNSF further stated that the trackage rights arrangement is intended to permit BNSF to move empty and loaded unit ballast trains to and from the ballast pit located at Elsey. Id. at 2. BNSF filed its verified notice of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Feb 04, 2022 Jkt 256001 exemption under the Board’s class exemption procedures at 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7), explaining that, because the trackage rights covered by the notice in Docket No. FD 36377 (Sub-No. 4) are local rather than overhead rights, they do not qualify for the Board’s class exemption for temporary trackage rights under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8). BNSF Verified Notice of Exemption 1 n.1, BNSF Ry.—Trackage Rts. Exemption— Union Pac. R.R., FD 36377 (Sub-No. 4). In its petition, BNSF asks the Board to partially revoke the exemption as necessary to permit the trackage rights to expire at midnight on December 31, 2022, pursuant to the parties’ agreement. (See BNSF Pet. 1–2); see also BNSF Verified Notice of Exemption Ex. B at 2, BNSF Ry.—Trackage Rts. Exemption—Union Pac. R.R., FD 36377 (Sub-No. 4). BNSF argues that granting this petition will promote the rail transportation policy and that the revocation would be consistent with the limited scope of the transaction and would not have an adverse effect on shippers. (BNSF Pet. 3.) In addition, BNSF asserts that the Board has granted similar petitions for partial revocation to permit temporary trackage rights to expire, including petitions involving prior iterations of the trackage rights agreement at issue here. (Id.) Discussion and Conclusions Although BNSF and UP have expressly agreed on the duration of the proposed trackage rights agreement, trackage rights approved under the class exemption at 1180.2(d)(7) typically remain effective indefinitely, regardless of any contract provisions. Occasionally, however, the Board has partially revoked a trackage rights exemption to allow those rights to expire after a limited time period rather than lasting in perpetuity. See, e.g., PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BNSF Ry.––Trackage Rts. Exemption–– Union Pac. R.R., FD 36377 (Sub-No. 3) (STB served Feb. 23, 2021) (granting a petition to partially revoke a trackage rights exemption involving the Lines at issue in this case); New Orleans Pub. Belt R.R.—Trackage Rts. Exemption—Ill. Cent. R.R., FD 36198 (Sub-No. 1) (STB served June 20, 2018). Granting partial revocation in these circumstances to permit the trackage rights to expire at the end of 2022 would eliminate the need for BNSF to file a second pleading seeking discontinuance authority when the agreement expires, thereby promoting the aspects of the rail transportation policy at 49 U.S.C. 10101(2), (7), and (15). Moreover, partially revoking the exemption to limit the term of the trackage rights would have no adverse impact on shippers because the trackage rights at issue are solely to allow BNSF to move empty and loaded ballast trains to and from the ballast pit in Elsey for use in BNSF’s maintenance-of-way projects. (See BNSF Pet. 2.) Therefore, the Board will grant the petition and permit the trackage rights exempted in Docket No. FD 36377 (Sub-No. 4) to expire at midnight on December 31, 2022. To provide the statutorily mandated protection to any employee adversely affected by the discontinuance of trackage rights, the Board will impose the employee protective conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). This action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c). It is ordered: 1. The petition for partial revocation of the trackage rights class exemption is granted. E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2022-0003]


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 revisions and extensions of OMB-approved information 
collections.
    SSA is soliciting comments on the accuracy of the agency's burden 
estimate; the need for the information; its practical utility; ways to 
enhance its quality, utility, and clarity; and ways to minimize burden 
on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology. Mail, email, or fax your 
comments and recommendations on the information collection(s) to the 
OMB Desk Officer and SSA Reports Clearance Officer at the following 
addresses or fax numbers.

(OMB) Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA

    Comments: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Submit your 
comments online referencing Docket ID Number [SSA-2022-0003].

(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 https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, referencing Docket ID Number [SSA-
2022-0003].
    SSA submitted the information collections below to OMB for 
clearance. Your comments regarding these information collections would 
be most useful if OMB and SSA receive them within 30 days from the date 
of this publication. To be sure we consider your comments, we must 
receive them no later than March 9, 2022. Individuals can obtain copies 
of these OMB clearance packages by writing to 
[email protected].
    1. Application for a Social Security Number Card, the Social 
Security Number Application Process (SSNAP), internet SSN Replacement 
Card (iSSNRC) Application, and Online Social Security Number 
Application Process (oSSNAP)--20 CFR 422.103-422.110--0960-0066. SSA 
collects information on the SS-5 (used in the United States) and SS-5-
FS (used outside the United States) to issue original or replacement 
Social Security cards. SSA also enters the application data into the 
SSNAP application when issuing a card via telephone or in person. In 
addition, hospitals collect the same information on SSA's behalf for 
newborn children through the Enumeration-at-Birth process. In this 
process, parents of newborns provide hospital birth registration clerks 
with information required to register these newborns. Hospitals send 
this information to State Bureaus of Vital Statistics (BVS), and they 
send the information to SSA's National Computer Center. SSA then 
uploads the data to the SSA mainframe along with all other enumeration 
data, and we assign the newborn a Social Security number (SSN) and 
issue a Social Security card. Respondents can also use these modalities 
to request a change in their SSN records. In addition, the iSSNRC 
internet application collects information similar to the paper SS-5 for 
no-change replacement SSN cards for adult U.S. citizens. The iSSNRC 
modality allows certain applicants for SSN replacement cards to 
complete the internet application and submit the required evidence 
online rather than completing a paper Form SS-5. Finally, oSSNAP 
collects information similar to that which we collect on the paper SS-5 
for no change situations, with the exception of name change, new or 
replacement SSN cards for U.S Citizens (adult and minor children), and 
replacement cards only for non-U.S. citizens. oSSNAP allows these 
applicants for new or replacement SSN cards to start the application 
process on-line, receive a list of evidentiary documents, and then 
submit the application data to SSA for further processing by SSA 
employees. Applicants need to visit a local SSA office to complete the 
application process. The respondents for this information collection 
are applicants for original and replacement Social Security cards, or 
individuals who wish to change information in their SSN records, who 
use any of the modalities described above.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                              Average
                                                                          Average burden     Estimated      theoretical    Average wait    Total annual
          Application scenario               Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual     hourly cost    time in field    opportunity
                                            respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)      amount          office      cost (dollars)
                                                                                                            (dollars) *    (minutes) **         ***
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                                                                      EAB Modality
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Hospital staff who relay the State birth       3,587,284               1               5         298,857        * $24.49            ** 0  *** $7,319,008
 certificate information to the BVS and
 SSA through the EAB process............
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                                                                     iSSNRC Modality
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Adult U.S. Citizens requesting a               3,141,061               1               5         261,755         * 27.07            ** 0   *** 7,085,708
 replacement card with no changes
 through the iSSNRC.....................
Adult U.S. Citizens requesting a                  44,818               1               5           3,735         * 27.07            ** 0     *** 101,107
 replacement card with a name change
 through iSSNRC.........................
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                                                                     oSSNAP Modality
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Adult U.S. Citizens providing                    866,575               1               5          72,215         * 27.07           ** 24  *** 11,338,134
 information to receive a replacement
 card through the oSSNAP \+\............
Adult U.S. Citizens providing                     31,521               1               5           2,627         * 27.07            * 24     *** 412,412
 information to receive an original card
 through the oSSNAP \+\.................
Adult Non-U.S. Citizens providing                114,429               1               5           9,536         * 27.07           ** 24   *** 1,497,188
 information to receive an original card
 through the oSSNAP \+\.................
Adult Non-U.S. Citizens providing                 63,925               1               5           5,327         * 27.07           ** 24     *** 836,382
 information to receive a replacement
 card through the oSSNAP \+\............
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                                                                   SSNAP/SS-5 Modality
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Respondents who do not have to provide         2,791,499               1               9         418,725         * 27.07           ** 24  *** 41,561,248
 parents' SSNs..........................
Respondents whom we ask to provide               102,258               1               9          15,339         * 27.07           ** 24   *** 1,522,471
 parents' SSNs (when applying for
 original SSN cards for children under
 age 12)................................
Applicants age 12 or older who need to           335,587               1              10          55,931         * 27.07           ** 24   *** 5,147,794
 answer additional questions so SSA can
 determine whether we previously
 assigned an SSN........................
Applicants asking for a replacement SSN            2,428               1              60           2,428         * 27.07           ** 24      *** 92,011
 card beyond the allowable limits (i.e.,
 who must provide additional
 documentation to accompany the
 application)...........................
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                                                               Enumeration Quality Review
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Authorization to SSA to obtain personal              500               1              15             125         * 27.07           ** 24       *** 8,798
 information cover letter...............
Authorization to SSA to obtain personal              500               1              15             125         * 27.07           ** 24       *** 8,798
 information follow-up cover letter.....
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                                                                       Grand Total
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    Totals..............................      11,081,385  ..............  ..............       1,146,724  ..............  ..............  *** 76,931,059
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\+\ The number of respondents for this modality is an estimate based on google analytics data for the SS-5 form downloads from SSA.Gov.
* We based this figure on average Hospital Records Clerks (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292098.htm), and average U.S. worker's hourly wages
  (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#00-0000) as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
** We based this figure on the average FY 2021 wait times for field offices, based on SSA's current management information data.
*** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather,
  these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to
  respondents to complete the application.


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    2. Response to Notice of Revised Determination--20 CFR 404.913, 
404.914, 404.992(b), 416.1413-416.1414, and 416.1492(d)--0960-0347. 
When SSA determines: (1) Claimants for initial disability benefits do 
not actually have a disability; or (2) current disability recipients' 
records show their disability ceased, SSA notifies the disability 
claimants, or recipients of this decision. In response to this notice, 
the affected claimants and disability recipients have the following 
recourse: (1) They may request a disability hearing to contest SSA's 
decision; and (2) they may submit additional information or evidence 
for SSA to consider. Disability claimants, recipients, and their 
representatives use Form SSA-765 to accomplish these two actions. If 
respondents request the first option, SSA's Disability Hearings Unit 
uses the form to schedule a hearing; ensure an interpreter is present, 
if required; and ensure the disability recipients or claimants, and 
their representatives, receive a notice about the place and time of the 
hearing. If respondents choose the second option, SSA uses the form and 
other evidence to reevaluate the claimant's or recipients' case, and 
determine if the new information or evidence will change SSA's 
decision. The respondents are disability claimants, current disability 
recipients, or their representatives.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                           Average
                                                                      Average burden  Estimated total    theoretical      Average wait     Total annual
      Modality of completion          Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual  burden    hourly cost     time  in field    opportunity
                                     respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)           amount           office       cost (dollars)
                                                                                                        (dollars) \*\    (minutes) \**\       \***\
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SSA-765..........................              51                1               30               26       \*\ $19.01          \**\ 24       \***\ $874
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\*\ We based this figure by averaging both the average DI payments based on SSA's current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2021FactSheet.pdf), and the average U.S. worker's hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm).
\**\ We based this figure on the average FY 2021 wait times for field offices, based on SSA's current management information data.
\***\ This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather,
  these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to
  respondents to complete the application.

    3. Travel Expense Reimbursement--20 CFR 404.999(d) and 416.1499--
0960-0434. The Social Security Act (Act) provides for travel expense 
reimbursement from Federal and State agencies for claimant travel 
incidental to medical examinations, and to parties, their 
representatives, and all reasonably necessary witnesses for travel 
exceeding 75 miles to attend medical examinations, reconsideration 
interviews and proceedings before an administrative law judge. 
Reimbursement procedures require the claimant to provide: (1) A list of 
expenses incurred; and (2) receipts of such expenses. Federal and state 
personnel review the listings and receipts to verify the reimbursable 
amount to the requestor. The respondents are claimants for Title II 
benefits and Title XVI payments, their representatives, and witnesses.
    Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                            Average
                                                                                       Average burden  Estimated total    theoretical      Total annual
              Modality of completion                   Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden     hourly cost      opportunity
                                                      respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)           amount       cost (dollars)
                                                                                                                         (dollars) \*\         \**\
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404.999(d) & 416.1499.............................          60,000                1               10           10,000       \*\ $19.01    \**\ $190,100
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\*\ We based this figure by averaging both the average DI payments based on SSA's current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2021FactSheet.pdf), and the average U.S. worker's hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm).
\**\ This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather,
  these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to
  respondents to complete the application.

    4. Pain Report Child--20 CFR 404.1512 and 416.912--0960-0540. 
Before SSA can make a disability determination for a child, we require 
evidence from Supplemental Security Income (SSI) applicants or 
claimants to prove their disability. Form SSA-3371-BK provides 
disability interviewers, and SSI applicants or claimants in self-help 
situations, with a convenient way to record information about 
claimants' pain or other symptoms. The State disability determination 
services adjudicators and judges then use the information from Form 
SSA-3371-BK to assess the effects of symptoms on function for purposes 
of determining disability under the Act. The respondents are applicants 
for, or claimants of SSI payments.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information collection

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                                                                                                           Average
                                                                      Average burden  Estimated total    theoretical      Average wait     Total annual
      Modality of completion          Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden     hourly cost     time in field     opportunity
                                     respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)           amount           office       cost (dollars)
                                                                                                        (dollars) \*\    (minutes) \**\       \***\
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SSA-3371.........................           1,500                1               15              375     \***\ $10.95          \**\ 24    \***\ $10,676
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\*\ We based this figure on the average DI payments based on SSA's current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2021FactSheet.pdf).
\**\ We based this figure on the average FY 2021 wait times for field offices, based on SSA's current management information data.

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\***\ This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather,
  these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to
  respondents to complete the application.

    5. Internet Request for Replacement of Forms SSA-1099 & SSA-1042S--
20 CFR 401.45--0960-0583. Title II beneficiaries use Forms SSA-1099 and 
SSA-1042S, Social Security Benefit Statement, to determine if their 
Social Security benefits are taxable, and the amount they need to 
report to the Internal Revenue Service. In cases where the original 
forms are unavailable (e.g., lost, stolen, mutilated), an individual 
may use SSA's automated telephone application to request a replacement 
SSA-1099 and SSA-1042. SSA uses the information from the automated 
telephone requests to verify the identity of the requestor and to 
provide replacement copies of the forms. SSA accepts information in 
other ways, too; however, the automated telephone options reduce 
requests to the National 800 Number Network (N8NN) and visits to local 
Social Security field offices (FO). The respondents are Title II 
beneficiaries who wish to request a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S 
via telephone.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                              Average      Average wait
                                                                          Average burden     Estimated    theoretical at     time for      Total annual
         Modality of completion              Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual     hourly cost     teleservice     opportunity
                                            respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)      amount          centers     cost (dollars)
                                                                                                           (dollars) \*\  (minutes) \**\       \***\
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Automated Telephone Requests............         219,117               1               2           7,304      \*\ $27.07         \**\ 19           \***\
                                                                                                                                              $2,076,025
N8NN....................................         497,778               1               3          24,889       \*\ 27.07         \**\ 19           \***\
                                                                                                                                               4,940,789
Calls to local field offices............         848,444               1               3          42,422       \*\ 27.07         \**\ 19           \***\
                                                                                                                                               8,421,369
Other (program service centers).........          41,640               1               3           2,082       \*\ 27.07         \**\ 19   \***\ 413,305
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals..............................       1,606,979  ..............  ..............          76,697  ..............  ..............           \***\
                                                                                                                                              15,851,488
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\*\ We based this figure on the average U.S. worker's hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#00-0000).
\**\ We based this figure by averaging the average FY 2021 wait times for teleservice centers, based on SSA's current management information data.
\***\ This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather,
  these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to
  respondents to complete the application.

    6. The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program--20 CFR 411--
0960-0644. SSA's Ticket to Work (TTW) Program transitions Social 
Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and SSI recipients toward 
independence by allowing them to receive Social Security payments while 
maintaining employment under the auspices of the program. SSA uses 
service providers, called Employment Networks (ENs), to supervise 
participant progress through the stages of TTW Program participation, 
such as job searches and interviews; progress reviews; and changes in 
ticket status. ENs can be private for-profit and nonprofit 
organizations, as well as state vocational rehabilitation agencies 
(VRs). SSA and the ENs utilize the TTW program manager to operate the 
TTW Program and exchange information about participants. For example, 
the ENs use the program manager to provide updates on tasks such as 
selecting a payment system, or requesting payments for helping the 
beneficiary achieve certain work goals. Since the ENs are not PRA-
exempt, the multiple information collections within the TTW program 
manager require OMB approval. Most of the categories of information are 
necessary for SSA to: (1) Comply with the Ticket to Work legislation; 
and (2) provide proper oversight of the program. SSA collects this 
information through several modalities, including forms, electronic 
exchanges, and written documentation. The respondents are the ENs or 
state VRs, SSDI beneficiaries, and blind or disabled SSI recipients 
working under the auspices of the TTW Program.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                              Average
                                                                                          Average burden     Estimated      theoretical    Total annual
                 Modality of completion                      Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual     hourly cost     opportunity
                                                            respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)      amount      cost (dollars)
                                                                                                                           (dollars) \*\       \**\
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(a) 20 CFR 411.140(d)(2)/Interactive Voice Recognition             6,000               1               3             300      \*\ $15.43     \**\ $4,629
 Telephone..............................................
(a) 20 CFR 411.140(d)(2)/Ticket Assignment via Portal...          91,484               1               2           3,049       \*\ 15.43     \**\ 47,046
(a) 20 CFR 411.140(d)(3), 411.150(b)(3) and 411.325(a)/              948               1              15             237       \*\ 15.43      \**\ 3,657
 State Agency Ticket Assignment Form/SSA-1365...........
(a) 20 CFR 411.140(d)(3); 411.325((a); 411.150(b)(3); 20          26,007               1              60          26,007       \*\ 15.43    \**\ 401,288
 CFR 411.465./Individualized Work Plan/SSA-1370.........
(a) 20 CFR 411.166; 411.170(b)/Electronic File                     4,104               1               5             342       \*\ 15.43      \**\ 5,277
 Submission.............................................
(b) 20 CFR 411.145; 411.325/Requesting Ticket                      2,494               1              15             624       \*\ 15.43      \**\ 9,628
 Unassignments..........................................
(b) 20 CFR 411.535(a)(1)(iii)/Notification of VR Case            136,478               1              11          25,021       \*\ 15.43    \**\ 386,074
 Closures via Portal....................................
(c) 20 CFR 411.200(b)/Requests for Certification of Work             179               1              30              90       \*\ 15.43      \**\ 1,389
 and Educational Progress/SSA-1375......................

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(d) 20 CFR 411.505/Selecting a Payment System...........              33               1              10               6       \*\ 15.43         \**\ 93
(e) 20 CFR 411.400--411.420; 20 CFR 411.325(d) and                    31               1              15               8       \*\ 15.43        \**\ 123
 411.415/Reporting Referral Agreement Activity..........
(f) 20 CFR 411.575/Requesting EN Payments/SSA-1391 or              1,704               1              40           1,136       \*\ 15.43     \**\ 17,528
 SSA-1398...............................................
(f) 20 CFR 411.560 and 411.581/ Requesting Split Payment/              5               1              20               2       \*\ 15.43         \**\ 31
  SSA-1401..............................................
(g) 20 CFR 411.325(f)/Proof of Relationship.............           6,870               1              20           2,290       \*\ 15.43     \**\ 35,335
(g) 20 CFR 411.325(f)/Certification of Services.........           2,438               1              20             813       \*\ 15.43     \**\ 12,545
(g) 20 CFR 411.325(f)/Annual Performance Outcome Report.             507               1              15             127       \*\ 15.43      \**\ 1,960
(h) 20 CFR 411.435, 411.615, and 411.625/ Dispute                    196               1             120             392       \*\ 15.43      \**\ 6,049
 Resolution.............................................
(i) 20 CFR 411.320/EN Contract Changes/SSA-1374.........             929               1               5              77       \*\ 15.43      \**\ 1,188
(j) 20 CFR 411.200(b)/WISE Webinar Registration Page....           4,000               1               3             200       \*\ 15.43      \**\ 3,086
(j) 20 CFR 411.200(b)/ WISE Webinar Survey..............           1,776               1               3              89       \*\ 15.43      \**\ 1,373
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    Totals..............................................         286,183  ..............          60,810  ..............  ..............    \**\ 938,299
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\*\ We based these figures by averaging the average hourly wages for Social and Human Service Assistants (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes211093.htm); Rehabilitation Counselors (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes211015.htm); and the average DI payments based on SSA's current FY 2021
  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.

    7. Representative Payment Policies and Administrative Procedures 
for Imposing Penalties for False or Misleading Statements or 
Withholding of Information--0960-0740. This information collection 
request comprises several regulation sections that provide additional 
safeguards for Social Security beneficiaries' whose representative 
payees receive their payment. SSA requires representative payees to 
notify them of any event or change in circumstances that would affect 
receipt of benefits or performance of payee duties. SSA uses the 
information to determine continued eligibility for benefits, the amount 
of benefits due and if the payee is suitable to continue serving as 
payee. The respondents are representative payees who receive and use 
benefits on behalf of Social Security beneficiaries.
    Type of Collection: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                           Average wait
                                                                                                              Average      time in field   Total annual
                                             Number of     Frequency of   Average burden     Estimated      theoretical    office or for    opportunity
           Regulation sections              respondents      response      per response    total annual     hourly cost     teleservice   cost (dollars)
                                                                             (minutes)    burden (hours)      amount          centers          \***\
                                                                                                           (dollars) \*\  (minutes) \**\
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404.2035(d) -- Paper/Mail...............          30,489               1               5           2,541      \*\ $27.07  ..............   \***\ $68,785
404.2035(d) -- Office interview/Intranet         579,291               1               5          48,274       \*\ 27.07         \**\ 21           \***\
                                                                                                                                               6,795,274
404.2035(f) -- Paper/Mail...............             304               1               5              25       \*\ 27.07  ..............       \***\ 677
404.2035(f) -- Office interview/Intranet           5,792               1               5             483       \*\ 27.07         \**\ 21    \***\ 67,946
416.635(d) -- Paper/Mail................          16,630               1               5           1,386       \*\ 27.07  ..............    \***\ 37,519
416.635(d) -- Office interview/Intranet.         305,316               1               5          25,443       \*\ 27.07         \**\ 21           \***\
                                                                                                                                               3,581,469
416.635(f) -- Paper/Mail................             166               1               5              14       \*\ 27.07  ..............       \***\ 379
416.635(f) -- Office interview/Intranet.           3,159               1               5             263       \*\ 27.07         \**\ 21    \***\ 37,059
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    Totals..............................         941,147  ..............  ..............          78,429  ..............  ..............           \***\
                                                                                                                                              10,589,108
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\*\ We based this figure on the average U.S. worker's hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#00-0000).
\**\ We based this figure by averaging the average FY 2021 wait times for both field offices and teleservice centers, based on SSA's current management
  information data.
\***\ This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather,
  these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to
  respondents to complete the application.

    8. Protecting the Public and Our Personnel To Ensure Operational 
Effectiveness (RIN 0960-AH35), Regulation 3729I--20 CFR 422.905 and 
422.906--0960-0796. SSA published regulations for the process we follow 
when we restrict individuals from receiving in-person services in our 
field offices and provide them, instead, with alternative services. We 
published these rules to create a safer environment for our personnel 
and members of the public who use our facilities, while ensuring we 
continue to serve the American people with as little disruption to our 
operations as possible. Under our regulations at 20 CFR 422.905, an 
individual for whom we restrict access to our facilities has the 
opportunity to appeal our decision within 60 days of the date of the 
restrictive access and alternative service notice. To appeal, 
restricted individuals must submit a written request stating why they 
believe SSA should rescind the restriction and allow them to conduct 
business with us on a face-to-face basis in one of our offices. There 
is no printed form for this request; rather, restricted individuals 
create their own written statement of appeal, and submit it to a sole 
decision-maker in the regional office of the region where the 
restriction originated. The individuals may also provide additional 
documentation to support their appeal. Under 20 CFR 422.906, if the 
individual does not appeal the decision within the 60 days, if we 
restricted the individual

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prior to the effective date of this regulation, or if the appeal 
results in a denial, the individual has another opportunity to request 
review of the restriction after a three-year period. To submit this 
request for review, restricted individuals may re-submit a written 
appeal of the decision. The same criteria apply as for the original 
appeal: (1) It must be in writing; (2) it must go to a sole decision-
maker in the regional office of the region where the restriction 
originated for review; and (3) it may accompany supporting 
documentation. We make this periodic review available to all restricted 
individuals once every three years. Respondents for this collection are 
individuals appealing their restrictions from in-person services at SSA 
field offices.
    Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                              Average
                                                                                          Average burden     Estimated      theoretical    Total annual
                   Regulation sections                       Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual     hourly cost     opportunity
                                                            respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)      amount      cost (dollars)
                                                                                                                           (dollars) \*\       \**\
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20 CFR 422.905..........................................              75               1              15              19      \*\ $19.01       \**\ $361
20 CFR 422.906..........................................              75               1              20              25       \*\ 19.01        \**\ 475
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    Totals..............................................             150  ..............  ..............              44  ..............       \**\ $836
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\*\ We based this figure by averaging both the average DI payments based on SSA's current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2021FactSheet.pdf), and the average U.S. worker's hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm).
\**\ This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather,
  these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to
  respondents to complete the application.

    9. Promoting Opportunity Demonstration--0960-0809. Section 823 of 
the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 required SSA to carry out the 
Promoting Opportunity Demonstration (POD) to test a new benefit offset 
formula for SSDI beneficiaries. Therefore, SSA is undertaking POD, a 
demonstration to evaluate the affect the new policy will have on SSDI 
beneficiaries and their families in several critical areas. We 
previously obtained OMB approval for this demonstration and are close 
to completing the project. In this information collection request, we 
are seeking to renew the approval for both the POD Monthly Earnings and 
Impairment-related work Expenses (IRWE) Reporting Form, and the POD End 
of Year reporting (EOYR) Documentation. The POD implementation team 
collects earnings and IRWE data from POD treatment group subjects whose 
monthly earnings exceed the POD threshold. The POD implementation team 
submits the data it collects from treatment group subjects to SSA. SSA 
uses the data to apply the POD offset to treatment group subjects' SSDI 
benefits. Respondents have two options for reporting their earnings and 
IRWE documentation contained in the POD Monthly Form and the POD EOYR 
Form: Paper (mail or fax) or an online reporting portal. Respondents 
are encouraged to submit their earnings and IRWE documentation monthly 
but can submit it the following year in advance of SSA's end of year 
reconciliation process. While the collection of the earnings and IRWE 
data from respondents on the POD Monthly Form and the POD EOYR Forms is 
voluntary, failure to submit data could result in the inaccurate 
calculation of SSDI benefits.
    Note: We have completed the survey portion of this demonstration 
project and expect to finish collecting the data by the end of the 
third quarter of fiscal year 2022.
    Respondents are SSDI beneficiaries, who provided written consent 
before agreeing to participate in the study and whom we randomly 
assigned to one of the two study treatment groups.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                              Average
                                                                                          Average burden     Estimated      theoretical    Total annual
         Modality of completion              Number of     Frequency of      Number of     per response    total annual     hourly cost     opportunity
                                            respondents      response        responses       (minutes)    burden (hours)      amount           cost
                                                                                                                           (dollars) \*\  (dollars) \**\
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POD Monthly Earnings and Impairment-               1,000               6           6,000              40           4,000      \*\ $27.07   \**\ $108,280
 related work Expenses (IRWE) Reporting
 Form--Paper Version (faxed in).........
POD Monthly Earnings and Impairment-               1,000               6           6,000               5             500       \*\ 27.07     \**\ 13,535
 related work Expenses (IRWE) Reporting
 Form--Internet Version.................
POD End of Year reporting (EOYR)                   2,000               1           2,000               8             267       \*\ 27.07      \**\ 7,228
 Documentation..........................
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    Totals..............................           4,000  ..............          14,000  ..............           4,767  ..............    \**\ 129,043
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\*\ We based this figure on the average U.S. worker's hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#00-0000).
\**\ 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.

    10. Tribal Council Coverage Agreement--0960-0812. Section 218A of 
the Social Security Act grants voluntary Social Security coverage to 
Indian tribal council members. The coverage is voluntary for tribal 
council members; however, if the tribe wishes to obtain Social Security 
coverage, they must complete the agreement. Each tribe requesting 
coverage fills out one agreement. SSA employees collect this 
information via paper forms SSA-177 & SSA-177-OP1, Indian Tribal 
Council Coverage Agreement. The respondents are Indian tribal councils 
who wish to

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receive Social Security coverage for their members.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

 
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                                                                                                                              Average
                                                                                              Average        Estimated      theoretical    Total annual
                 Modality of completion                      Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual     hourly cost     opportunity
                                                            respondents      Response        response     burden (hours)      amount           cost
                                                                                             (minutes)                     (dollars) \*\  (dollars) \**\
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SSA-177.................................................               6               1              10               1      \*\ $19.01        \**\ $19
SSA-177-OP1.............................................               6               1              10               1       \*\ 19.01         \**\ 19
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    Totals..............................................              12  ..............  ..............               2  ..............         \**\ 38
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\*\ We based this figure by averaging both the average DI payments based on SSA's current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2021FactSheet.pdf), and the average U.S. worker's hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm).
\**\ This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather,
  these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to
  respondents to complete the application.


    Dated: February 2, 2022.
Naomi Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2022-02474 Filed 2-4-22; 8:45 am]
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