Proposed Collection; Comment Request
In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506 (c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB's estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title and purpose of information collection: Public Service Pension Questionnaires; OMB 3220-0136. Public Law 95-216 amended the Social Security Act of 1977 by providing, in part, that spouse or survivor benefits may be reduced when the beneficiary is in receipt of a pension based on employment with a Federal, State, or local governmental unit. Initially, the reduction was equal to the full amount of the government pension. Public Law 98-21 changed the reduction to two-thirds of the amount of the government pension. Public Law 108-203 amended the Social Security Act by changing the requirement for exemption to public service offset, that Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes be deducted from the public service wages for the last 60 months of public service employment, rather than just the last day of public service employment. Sections 4(a)(1) and 4(f)(1) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides that a spouse or survivor annuity should be equal in amount to what the annuitant would receive if entitled to a like benefit from the Social Security Administration. Therefore, the public service pension (PSP) provisions apply to RRA annuities. RRB Regulations pertaining to the collection of evidence relating to public service pensions or worker's compensation paid to spouse or survivor applicants or annuitants are found in 20 CFR 219.64c. The RRB utilizes Form G-208, Public Service Pension Questionnaire, and Form G-212, Public Service Monitoring Questionnaire, to obtain information used to determine whether an annuity reduction is in order. The RRB proposes no changes to Form G-208. Non-burden impacting editorial and formatting changes are proposed to Form G-212. Completion of the forms is voluntary. However, failure to complete the forms could result in the nonpayment of benefits. One response is requested of each respondent. The completion time for the G-208 is estimated at 16 minutes and the G-212 is estimated at 15 minutes. The RRB estimates that approximately 70 Form G-208's and 1,100 Form G-212's are completed annually. Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, please call the RRB Clearance Officer at (312) 751-3363 or send an e-mail request to Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2092 or send an e-mail to Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Wofford Heights, CA
This document grants a petition filed by Dana J. Puopolo requesting the allotment of Channel 251A at Wofford Heights, California, as its first local aural transmission service. Channel 251A can be allotted consistent with the Commission's minimum spacing requirements, provided there is a site restriction of 12.8 kilometers (7.9 miles) west of Wofford Heights, using reference coordinates 35-43- 28 NL and 118-35-42 WL. The site restriction is necessary to prevent short-spacings to the licensed sites of Station KRXV-FM, Channel 251B, Yermo, California and Station KDFO-FM, Channel 253B1, Delano, California.
Radio Broadcasting Services; AM or FM Proposals to Change the Community of License
The following applicants filed AM or FM proposals to change the community of license: Alexandria Communications, INC, BP- 20070223AGP, Station KUJ, Facility ID 35718, From Walla Walla, WA, To Finley, WA; Appaloosa Broadcasting Company, INC., BPH-20070131ADT, Station KIMX, Facility ID 82007, From Laramie, WY, To Nunn, CO; Bartholomew, Steven R, BNPH-20070226AAN, Station NEW, Facility ID 169897, From Outlook, MT, To South Heart, ND; Cameron Broadcasting CO, BPH-20070301ABS, Station KNVR, Facility ID 84381, From Cameron, TX, To Thrall, TX; Deer Creek Broadcasting, LLC, BPH-20070126ADB, Station KHHZ, Facility ID 50709, From Oroville, CA, To Gridley, CA; Educational Media Foundation, BNPH-20070221AAP, Station NEW, Facility ID 170184, From Meyersdale, PA, To Confluence, PA; Flinn Jr., George S, BNPH- 20070201BQE, Station NEW, Facility ID 170182, From Cedar Key, FL, To Homosassa, FL; Huron Broadcasting, LLC, BPH-20070214ABU, Station KZLA, Facility ID 86866, From Huron, CA, To Riverdale, CA; Indiana Community Radio Corporation, BPH-20070212AAX, Station WRFM, Facility ID 122333, From Wadesville, IN, To Smith Mills, KY; James Falcon, BNPH- 20050103ABC, Station NEW, Facility ID 164190, From EDEN, TX, To Grape Creek, TX; MTD, INC, BPH-20070228AAG, Station KNMB, Facility ID 87766, From Cloudcroft, NM, To Capitan, NM; Oregon Eagle, Inc., BPH- 20070125ADO, Station KTIL-FM, Facility ID 82538, From Tillamook, OR, To Government Camp, OR; Radio Layne, LLC, BMPH-20070305AAG, Station NEW, Facility ID 164234, From King Salmon, AK, To Port Lions, AK; Results Radio Of Chico Licensee, LLC, BPH-20070126ACY, Station KMJE, Facility ID 52516, From Gridley, CA, To Woodland, CA; Shamrock Communications, INC., BNPH-20070226AER, Station NEW, Facility ID 170180, From Tecopa, CA, To Amargosa Valley, NV; Sheila Callahan And Friends, INC., BMPH- 20061204AEU, Station KDXT, Facility ID 166089, From Victor, MT, To Lolo, MT; Sierra Broadcasting Corporation, BPH-20070226ABI, Station KJDX, Facility ID 60300, From Susanville, CA, To Pollock Pines, CA; Ssr Communications, INC., BPH-20070222ABD, Station WYAB, Facility ID 77646, From Benton, MS, To FLORA, MS; Summit Media Broadcasting, LLC, BPH- 20070226AAM, Station WKQV, Facility ID 164254, From Richwood, WV, To Cowen, WV; Tower Investment Trust, INC., BNPH-20070223AHO, Station NEW, Facility ID 170178, From Ocracoke, NC, To Pine Knoll Shores, NC.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Glenmora and Marksville, LA
The Audio Division dismisses a Petition for Rule Making filed by Charles Crawford, requesting the allotment of Channel 292A at Glenmora, Louisiana, as its first local service. Charles Crawford, or no other party, filed comments supporting the allotment of Channel 292A at Glenmora, Louisiana. Additionally, a Petition for Rule Making filed by Goudeau, Inc., proposing the allotment of Channel 292A at Marksville, Louisiana, as its first local service is also dismissed. Goudeau, Inc. or no other party, filed comments supporting the allotment of Channel 292A at Marksville, Louisiana. It is the Commission's policy to refrain from making a new allotment to a community absent an expression of interest. Moreover, the license of Station KIOC, Orange, Texas was reclassified to specify operation on Channel 291C0 in lieu of Channel 291C. See File No. BLH-20030303ACM.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 1. Type of submission: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: Policy Statement for the ``Criteria for Guidance of States and NRC in Discontinuance of NRC Regulatory Authority and Assumption Thereof By States Through Agreement,'' Maintenance of Existing Agreement State Programs, Request for Information Through the Integrated Materials Performance Evaluation Program (IMPEP) Questionnaire, and Agreement State Participation in IMPEP. 3. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 4. How often the collection is required: There are four activities that occur under this collection: information collection activities required by the IMPEP questionnaire in preparation for an IMPEP review conducted no less frequently than every four years; while the following activities are all collected on an annual basispolicy statement addressing requirements for new Agreement States; participation by Agreement States in the IMPEP reviews; and annual requirements for Agreement States to maintain their programs. 5. Who is required or asked to report: 34 Agreement States who have signed Section 274b. Agreements with NRC. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: For States interested in becoming an Agreement State, approximately one State per year. For Agreement State participation in IMPEP reviews: 10 (7 State, 1 NRC Region, and 2 Follow-up reviews per year). For maintenance of existing Agreement State programs: 34 States. For Agreement State response to IMPEP questionnaires: 7 States. The total number of annual responses is 52. 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 34. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: For States interested in becoming Agreement States: Approximately 4,300 hours. For Agreement State participation in 10 IMPEP reviews (7 Agreement State, 1 NRC Regional Office and 2 Follow-up reviews): 360 hours (an average of 36 hours per review). For maintenance of existing Agreement State programs: 255,600 hours (an average of approximately 7,517 hours per State for 34 Agreement States). For Agreement State response to 7 IMPEP questionnaires annually: 371 hours (an average of 53 hours per program). The total number of hours expended annually is 260,631 hours. 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Public Law 104-13 applies: Not applicable. 10. Abstract: States wishing to become Agreement States are requested to provide certain information to the NRC as specified by the Commission's Policy Statement, ``Criteria for Guidance of States and NRC in Discontinuance of NRC Regulatory Authority and Assumption Thereof By States Through Agreement.'' Agreement States need to ensure that the Radiation Control Program under the Agreement remains adequate and compatible with the requirements of Section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act (Act) and must maintain certain information. NRC conducts periodic evaluations through IMPEP to ensure that these programs are compatible with the NRC's program, meet the applicable parts of the Act, and are adequate to protect public health and safety. A copy of the final supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC World Wide Web site: http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by April 26, 2007. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date. OMB Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0183), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be submitted by telephone at (202) 395-3087. The NRC Clearance Officer is Margaret A. Janney, (301) 415-7245.