Agency Information Collection Activities: New Emergency Request, 11111-11113 [2022-04301]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 39 / Monday, February 28, 2022 / Notices necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Inter-Market Competition The proposal does not impose an undue burden on inter-market competition. The Exchange believes its proposal remains competitive with other options markets and will offer market participants with another choice of where to transact options. The Exchange notes that it operates in a highly competitive market in which market participants can readily favor competing venues if they deem fee levels at a particular venue to be excessive, or rebate opportunities available at other venues to be more favorable. In such an environment, the Exchange must continually adjust its fees to remain competitive with other exchanges that have been exempted from compliance with the statutory standards applicable to exchanges. Because competitors are free to modify their own fees in response, and because market participants may readily adjust their order routing practices, the Exchange believes that the degree to which fee changes in this market may impose any burden on competition is extremely limited. Moreover, the proposal is designed to encourage Phlx members and member organizations to execute reversal and conversion and jelly roll strategies on the Exchange as a primary execution venue. To the extent that the proposed change attracts more reversal and conversion and jelly roll strategies to the Exchange, this increased order flow would continue to make the Exchange a more competitive venue for order execution. Intra-Market Competition The proposed amendments do not impose an undue burden on intramarket competition. The Exchange’s proposal to decrease the reversal and conversion and jelly roll strategy cap applicable to Lead Market Makers, Market Makers, Professionals, Firms and Broker-Dealers from $1,000/$700 daily (depending on the class of options) to $200 daily, with the same qualifications as today, does not impose an undue burden on competition because all Lead Market Makers, Market Makers, Professionals, Firms and Broker-Dealers may qualify for the reversal and conversion and jelly roll strategy cap provided those strategies are executed on the same trading day for all classes of options in the aggregate when such members are trading either in their own proprietary accounts or on an agency basis. While Customers are not offered strategy caps, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Feb 25, 2022 Jkt 256001 Customers are not assessed Options Transaction Charges within Options 7, Section 4. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were either solicited or received. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act.27 At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is: (i) Necessary or appropriate in the public interest; (ii) for the protection of investors; or (iii) otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule should be approved or disapproved. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: 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– Phlx–2022–07 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–Phlx–2022–07. 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 27 PO 00000 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11111 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–Phlx–2022–07, and should be submitted on or before March 21, 2022. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.28 Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2022–04079 Filed 2–25–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2022–0009] Agency Information Collection Activities: New Emergency 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 new, emergency information collection. SSA is asking OMB for approval of this information collection fourteen days after the date of publication of this Federal Register Notice, independent of public comment, due to its emergency nature. However, we still welcome comment 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. We will consider any comments when 28 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 11112 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 39 / Monday, February 28, 2022 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES we ultimately extend this information collection beyond the standard sixmonth emergency approval. 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–2022–0009]. (SSA) Social Security Administration, OLCA, Attn: Director, Office of Regulations and Reports Clearance, 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–2022–0009]. We recommend submitting comments via this link as the fastest way for them to reach us. SSA is submitting the information collection below to OMB for clearance. If you wish to submit comments, we recommend you do so no later than March 30, 2022. However, please be aware that due to the emergency nature of this collection, SSA will be seeking OMB clearance in advance of this date. Individuals may obtain copies of this OMB clearance package by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov. Electronic Protective Filing Tool—20 CFR 404.630, and 20 CFR 416.340– 416.345—0960–NEW. The COVID–19 pandemic limited the public’s access to Social Security Administration (SSA) Field Offices (FOs), requiring SSA to rapidly modernize and improve online services available to the public. Since the beginning of the pandemic, underserved populations who have historically relied on in-office appointments and service decreased their submissions of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims. SSA uses the term ‘‘People facing barriers’’ to refer to these vulnerable populations, which include low-income individuals (especially those over age 65), the homeless, people with limited English proficiency, and disabled children. Background Historically, individuals contact SSA by phone, in person, or by mail to express interest in filing for benefits. Because same-day service to file an application is not always possible or VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Feb 25, 2022 Jkt 256001 individuals prefer to have an appointment, SSA technicians use eLAS (OMB No. 0960–0822) to set up appointments and record the protective filing date for potential claimants. This process ensures that potential claimants do not miss out on possible benefits due to the lack of same-day service. Protective filing is the precursor to filing an application for benefits. Protective filing refers to the date by which SSA receives an individual’s intent to file for Social Security benefits, Medicare Part A (Health Insurance), or SSI payments, which SSA then uses as the application date provided the individual files an application within a specific amount of time after that date. For instance, if an individual files an application for SSI payments within 60 days of the protective filing date, or an application for Social Security benefits within 6 months of the protective filing date, SSA uses the protective filing date as the application filing date. Thus, it is as if the application was filed on the day the individual contacted SSA to express interest in filing, which often results in SSA processing the application faster for that individual. SSA developed an online tool to allow internet users to request an appointment to file an application for benefits and to establish a protective filing date with SSA. The electronic protective filing tool will allow individuals to submit information for the appointment request using a computing device, such as a personal computer or handheld (mobile) device instead of calling SSA by phone or visiting an FO. The tool will be available to potential claimants, as well as those individuals assisting them. Information the Electronic Protective Filing Tool Will Collect After entering the tool from a landing page, individuals begin on a welcome screen with a link to the Terms of Service and a link to the Privacy Act statement. Following review of the information on the welcome screen, the system will ask the individual to tell us whether they are answering these questions about themselves, or about another person. To do so, the system will present several options for individual to select from the categories of individuals who, under current regulations, can establish a protective filing date. The next screens ask for basic information about the individual who will be claiming benefits, or requesting SSI payments. Additionally, the tool will collect the name, phone number, and email address (optional) of the person submitting the information, if that person is different than the PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 person who will be claiming benefits or SSI payments. Once the system collects the data, it gives the individual the opportunity to review the information provided and electronically sign and submit the form. The system then transmits the information into eLAS and establishes a protective filing date. In addition, if the individual provided an email address(es), the electronic protective filing tool generates an email confirmation and sends it to the individual who will be claiming benefits or requesting SSI payments, and, if applicable, to the individuals submitting the appointment request on the claimant’s behalf. Subsequently, eLAS will notify SSA of the pending request, and an SSA technician will use the information submitted to schedule an appointment and send a notification of the date, time, and type of appointment to the individual who will be claiming benefits. Need for Information Collection; Collection Methodology; How Information Will Be Used To bridge the gap in services available to people facing barriers, SSA created a new online electronic protective filing tool that will allow individuals to request an appointment to file their application thereby establishing a protective filing date. SSA will inform the public of the availability of the tool through various public outreach campaigns. Individuals will access the tool online through SSA’s website, SSA.gov. The tool will allow individuals to submit basic information for the appointment request using a computing device, such as a personal computer or handheld (mobile) device instead of calling SSA by phone or visiting an FO. The electronic protective filing tool will be available to potential claimants, as well as those individuals assisting them. Once the individual submits the requested information, the system will transmit the information into eLAS to document the protective filing date, and an SSA technician will schedule an appointment for an application interview. The respondents are individuals requesting an appointment with an intent to file for Social Security benefits, Medicare Part A (Health Insurance), or SSI payments, or other third-party individuals helping claimants with the filing process. E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 11113 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 39 / Monday, February 28, 2022 / Notices Alternatives to Completing the Information Collection Members of the public who prefer not to use the online version of this IC, or who do not have access to the internet, may continue to visit an FO, call SSA’s 800 Number (or an FO), or write to SSA to establish a protective filing date for an application for benefits. Modality of completion Need for Emergency Paperwork Reduction Act Approval Based on the unexpected decrease in SSI claim submissions, mostly from people facing barriers, SSA is concerned this population needs more options and flexibility to help them apply for SSI. Our goal in developing this new SSI claims tool is to offer that flexibility, and to make it as easy as possible to complete the process. We are seeking Number of respondents Respondent Type 1 (ex: Potential Applicants) .................................................... Respondent Type 2 (ex: Professional Assistors) .............................................. Respondent Type 3 (ex: Attorney Representatives) ......................................... Totals ................................................ Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response emergency PRA approval because it is important to us to start offering this new tool to everyone, particularly underserved populations, as soon as we can. An emergency PRA approval would facilitate rapid rollout of the tool, and would mitigate the delay inherent in the extensive time period of the standard OMB approval cycle. Type of Request: New (emergency) information collection. Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** 17,000 1 6 1,700 * $27.07 ** $46,019 2,125 10 7 2,479 * 25.09 ** 62,198 2,125 2 7 496 * 71.59 ** 35,509 21,250 ........................ ........................ 4,675 ........................ ** 143,726 * 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), on average wages for Community and Social Service Organizations as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes210000.htm), and on average lawyer’s hourly salary as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https:// www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes231011.htm). ** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this online tool; rather, these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the tool. There is no actual charge to respondents to complete the online tool. Dated: February 24, 2022. Naomi Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2022–04301 Filed 2–25–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 11665] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Notice of Shipping Coordinating Committee Meeting in Preparation for International Maritime Organization LEG 109 Meeting The Department of State will conduct a public meeting at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, by way of teleconference. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the 109th session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Legal Committee (LEG 109) to be held remotely from March 21 to March 25, 2022. Members of the public may participate up to the capacity of the teleconference phone line, which can handle 500 participants. 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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2022-0009]


Agency Information Collection Activities: New Emergency 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 new, emergency information collection.
    SSA is asking OMB for approval of this information collection 
fourteen days after the date of publication of this Federal Register 
Notice, independent of public comment, due to its emergency nature. 
However, we still welcome comment 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. We will consider 
any comments when

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we ultimately extend this information collection beyond the standard 
six-month emergency approval. 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-2022-0009].

(SSA) Social Security Administration, OLCA, Attn: Director, Office of 
Regulations and Reports Clearance, 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-
2022-0009]. We recommend submitting comments via this link as the 
fastest way for them to reach us.
    SSA is submitting the information collection below to OMB for 
clearance. If you wish to submit comments, we recommend you do so no 
later than March 30, 2022. However, please be aware that due to the 
emergency nature of this collection, SSA will be seeking OMB clearance 
in advance of this date. Individuals may obtain copies of this OMB 
clearance package by writing to [email protected].

Electronic Protective Filing Tool--20 CFR 404.630, and 20 CFR 416.340-
416.345--0960-NEW.

    The COVID-19 pandemic limited the public's access to Social 
Security Administration (SSA) Field Offices (FOs), requiring SSA to 
rapidly modernize and improve online services available to the public. 
Since the beginning of the pandemic, underserved populations who have 
historically relied on in-office appointments and service decreased 
their submissions of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims. SSA 
uses the term ``People facing barriers'' to refer to these vulnerable 
populations, which include low-income individuals (especially those 
over age 65), the homeless, people with limited English proficiency, 
and disabled children.

Background

    Historically, individuals contact SSA by phone, in person, or by 
mail to express interest in filing for benefits. Because same-day 
service to file an application is not always possible or individuals 
prefer to have an appointment, SSA technicians use eLAS (OMB No. 0960-
0822) to set up appointments and record the protective filing date for 
potential claimants. This process ensures that potential claimants do 
not miss out on possible benefits due to the lack of same-day service.
    Protective filing is the precursor to filing an application for 
benefits. Protective filing refers to the date by which SSA receives an 
individual's intent to file for Social Security benefits, Medicare Part 
A (Health Insurance), or SSI payments, which SSA then uses as the 
application date provided the individual files an application within a 
specific amount of time after that date. For instance, if an individual 
files an application for SSI payments within 60 days of the protective 
filing date, or an application for Social Security benefits within 6 
months of the protective filing date, SSA uses the protective filing 
date as the application filing date. Thus, it is as if the application 
was filed on the day the individual contacted SSA to express interest 
in filing, which often results in SSA processing the application faster 
for that individual.
    SSA developed an online tool to allow internet users to request an 
appointment to file an application for benefits and to establish a 
protective filing date with SSA. The electronic protective filing tool 
will allow individuals to submit information for the appointment 
request using a computing device, such as a personal computer or 
handheld (mobile) device instead of calling SSA by phone or visiting an 
FO. The tool will be available to potential claimants, as well as those 
individuals assisting them.

Information the Electronic Protective Filing Tool Will Collect

    After entering the tool from a landing page, individuals begin on a 
welcome screen with a link to the Terms of Service and a link to the 
Privacy Act statement. Following review of the information on the 
welcome screen, the system will ask the individual to tell us whether 
they are answering these questions about themselves, or about another 
person. To do so, the system will present several options for 
individual to select from the categories of individuals who, under 
current regulations, can establish a protective filing date. The next 
screens ask for basic information about the individual who will be 
claiming benefits, or requesting SSI payments. Additionally, the tool 
will collect the name, phone number, and email address (optional) of 
the person submitting the information, if that person is different than 
the person who will be claiming benefits or SSI payments.
    Once the system collects the data, it gives the individual the 
opportunity to review the information provided and electronically sign 
and submit the form. The system then transmits the information into 
eLAS and establishes a protective filing date. In addition, if the 
individual provided an email address(es), the electronic protective 
filing tool generates an email confirmation and sends it to the 
individual who will be claiming benefits or requesting SSI payments, 
and, if applicable, to the individuals submitting the appointment 
request on the claimant's behalf.
    Subsequently, eLAS will notify SSA of the pending request, and an 
SSA technician will use the information submitted to schedule an 
appointment and send a notification of the date, time, and type of 
appointment to the individual who will be claiming benefits.

Need for Information Collection; Collection Methodology; How 
Information Will Be Used

    To bridge the gap in services available to people facing barriers, 
SSA created a new online electronic protective filing tool that will 
allow individuals to request an appointment to file their application 
thereby establishing a protective filing date.
    SSA will inform the public of the availability of the tool through 
various public outreach campaigns. Individuals will access the tool 
online through SSA's website, SSA.gov. The tool will allow individuals 
to submit basic information for the appointment request using a 
computing device, such as a personal computer or handheld (mobile) 
device instead of calling SSA by phone or visiting an FO. The 
electronic protective filing tool will be available to potential 
claimants, as well as those individuals assisting them.
    Once the individual submits the requested information, the system 
will transmit the information into eLAS to document the protective 
filing date, and an SSA technician will schedule an appointment for an 
application interview.
    The respondents are individuals requesting an appointment with an 
intent to file for Social Security benefits, Medicare Part A (Health 
Insurance), or SSI payments, or other third-party individuals helping 
claimants with the filing process.

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Alternatives to Completing the Information Collection

    Members of the public who prefer not to use the online version of 
this IC, or who do not have access to the internet, may continue to 
visit an FO, call SSA's 800 Number (or an FO), or write to SSA to 
establish a protective filing date for an application for benefits.

Need for Emergency Paperwork Reduction Act Approval

    Based on the unexpected decrease in SSI claim submissions, mostly 
from people facing barriers, SSA is concerned this population needs 
more options and flexibility to help them apply for SSI. Our goal in 
developing this new SSI claims tool is to offer that flexibility, and 
to make it as easy as possible to complete the process. We are seeking 
emergency PRA approval because it is important to us to start offering 
this new tool to everyone, particularly underserved populations, as 
soon as we can. An emergency PRA approval would facilitate rapid 
rollout of the tool, and would mitigate the delay inherent in the 
extensive time period of the standard OMB approval cycle.
    Type of Request: New (emergency) 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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Respondent Type 1 (ex: Potential Applicants)............          17,000               1               6           1,700        * $27.07      ** $46,019
Respondent Type 2 (ex: Professional Assistors)..........           2,125              10               7           2,479         * 25.09       ** 62,198
Respondent Type 3 (ex: Attorney Representatives)........           2,125               2               7             496         * 71.59       ** 35,509
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    Totals..............................................          21,250  ..............  ..............           4,675  ..............      ** 143,726
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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), on average wages for Community and Social Service Organizations as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes210000.htm), and on average lawyer's hourly salary as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes231011.htm).
** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this online tool; rather,
  these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the tool. There is no actual charge to respondents
  to complete the online tool.


    Dated: February 24, 2022.
Naomi Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2022-04301 Filed 2-25-22; 8:45 am]
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