Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request

CourtSocial Security Administration
Citation87 FR 139
Publication Date03 January 2022
Record Number2021-28387
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See Rule 154(c).
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The Commission estimates that 640 mutual
funds prepare both the implied consent notice and
the annual explanation of the right to revoke
consent + 320 mutual funds that prepare only the
annual explanation of the right to revoke.
addition, at least once a year, issuers,
underwriters, or dealers, relying on rule
154 for the householding of
prospectuses relating to open-end
management investment companies that
are registered under the Investment
Company Act of 1940 (‘‘mutual funds’’)
and each series thereof must explain to
investors who have provided written or
implied consent how they can revoke
their consent.
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Preparing and sending
the notice and the annual explanation of
the right to revoke are collections of
information.
The rule allows issuers, underwriters,
or dealers to household prospectuses if
certain conditions are met. Among the
conditions with which a person relying
on the rule must comply are providing
notice to each investor that only one
prospectus will be sent to the household
and, in the case of issuers that are
mutual funds and any series thereof,
providing to each investor who consents
to householding an annual explanation
of the right to revoke consent to the
delivery of a single prospectus to
multiple investors sharing an address.
The purpose of the notice and annual
explanation requirements of the rule is
to ensure that investors who wish to
receive individual copies of
prospectuses are able to do so.
Although rule 154 is not limited to
mutual funds, the Commission believes
that it is used mainly by mutual funds
and by broker-dealers that deliver
mutual fund prospectuses. The
Commission is unable to estimate the
number of issuers other than mutual
funds that rely on the rule.
The Commission estimates that, as of
June 30, 2021, there are approximately
13,182 mutual fund series registered on
Form N–1A, approximately 1,279 of
which are directly sold and therefore
deliver their own prospectuses. Of
these, the Commission estimates that
approximately half (640 mutual fund
series): (i) Do not send the implied
consent notice requirement because
they obtain affirmative written consent
to household prospectuses in the fund’s
account opening documentation; or (ii)
do not take advantage of the
householding provision because of
electronic delivery options which lessen
the economic and operational benefits
of rule 154 when compared with the
costs of compliance. Therefore, the
Commission estimates that each of the
640 directly sold mutual fund series
will spend an average of 20 hours per
year complying with the notice
requirement of the rule, for a total of
12,800 burden hours. In addition, of the
approximately 1,279 mutual fund series
that are directly sold, the Commission
estimates that approximately 75% (or
960) will each spend 1 hour complying
with the annual explanation of the right
to revoke requirement of the rule, for a
total of 960 hours.
The Commission estimates that as of
December 31, 2020, there were
approximately 462 broker-dealers that
have customer accounts with mutual
funds, and therefore may be required to
deliver mutual fund prospectuses. The
Commission estimates that each affected
broker-dealer will spend, on average, 20
hours complying with the notice
requirement of the rule, for a total of
9,240 hours. In addition, each broker-
dealer will also spend one hour
complying with the annual explanation
of the right to revoke requirement, for a
total of 462 hours. Therefore, the total
number of respondents for rule 154 is
1,422 (960
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mutual fund series plus 462
broker-dealers), and the estimated total
hour burden is approximately 23,462
hours (13,760 hours for mutual fund
series, plus 9,702 hours for broker-
dealers).
The estimate of average burden hours
is made solely for the purposes of the
Paperwork Reduction Act, and is not
derived from a comprehensive or even
a representative survey or study of the
costs of Commission rules and forms.
Compliance with the collection of
information requirements of the rule is
necessary to obtain the benefit of relying
on the rule. Responses to the collections
of information will not be kept
confidential. The rule does not require
these records be retained for any
specific period of time. An agency may
not conduct or sponsor, and a person is
not required to respond to, a collection
of information unless it displays a
currently valid control number.
The public may view the background
documentation for this information
collection at the following website,
www.reginfo.gov. Comments should be
directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the
Securities and Exchange Commission,
Office of Information and Regulatory
Affairs, Office of Management and
Budget, Room 10102, New Executive
Office Building, Washington, DC 20503,
or by sending an email to:
Lindsay.M.Abate@omb.eop.gov; and (ii)
David Bottom, Director/Chief
Information Officer, Securities and
Exchange Commission, c/o John R.
Pezzullo, 100 F Street NE, Washington,
DC 20549 or send an email to: PRA_
Mailbox@sec.gov. Written comments
and recommendations for the proposed
information collection should be sent
within 30 days of publication of this
notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/
PRAMain. Find this particular
information collection by selecting
‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open
for Public Comments’’ or by using the
search function.
Dated: December 28, 2021.
J. Matthew DeLesDernier,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021–28424 Filed 12–30–21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 8011–01–P
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
[Docket No: SSA–2021–0054]
Agency Information Collection
Activities: Proposed Request and
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
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–2021–0054].
(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–2021–0054].
I.
The information collection below is
pending at SSA. SSA will submit it to
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OMB within 60 days from the date of
this notice. To be sure we consider your
comments, we must receive them no
later than March 4, 2022. Individuals
can obtain copies of the collection
instrument by writing to the above
email address.
Farm Self-Employment
Questionnaire—20 CFR 404.1082(c) &
404.1095—0960–0061. SSA collects the
information on Form SSA–7156 on a
voluntary and as-needed basis to
determine the existence of an
agriculture trade or business which may
affect the monthly benefit, or insured
status, of the applicant. SSA requires
the existence of a trade or business
before determining if an individual or
partnership has net earnings from self-
employment. When an applicant
indicates self-employment as a farmer,
SSA uses the SSA–7165 to obtain the
information we need to determine the
existence of an agricultural trade or
business, and subsequent covered
earnings for Social Security entitlement
purposes. As part of the application
process, we conduct a personal
interview, either face-to-face or via
telephone, and document the interview
using Form SSA–7165. We also allow
applicants to complete a fillable version
of the form available on our website,
which they can complete, print, and
sign. The respondents are applicants for
Social Security benefits whose
entitlement depends on whether the
worker received covered earnings from
self-employment as a farmer.
Type of Request: Revision 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)*
Average
wait time
in field
office or for
teleservice
centers
(minutes)**
Total annual
opportunity
cost
(dollars)***
SSA–7156 ..................................................... 1,000 1 10 167 *$14.49 **21 ***$7,491
*We based this figure on average Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse salaries as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://
www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes452092.htm).
**We based this figure on averaging both the average FY 2021 wait times for field offices and teleservice centers, based on SSA’s current management informa-
tion 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 theo-
retical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to respondents to complete the
application.
II.
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 30
days from the date of this publication.
To be sure we consider your comments,
we must receive them no later than
February 2, 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),
and internet SSN Replacement Card
(iSSNRC) Application—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.
Application scenario 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)***
EAB Modality
Hospital staff who relay the State birth cer-
tificate information to the BVS and SSA
through the EAB process .......................... 3,587,284 1 5 298,857 *$23.74 **0 ***$7,094,865
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Application scenario 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)***
iSSNRC Modality
Adult U.S. Citizens requesting a replace-
ment card with no changes through the
iSSNRC ..................................................... 3,141,061 1 5 261,755 *25.72 **0 ***6,732,341
Adult U.S. Citizens requesting a replace-
ment card with a name change through
iSSNRC ..................................................... 44,818 1 5 3,735 25.72 ** 0 ***96,060
oSSNAP Modality
Adult U.S. Citizens providing information to
receive a replacement card through the
oSSNAP
+
.................................................. 866,575 1 5 72,215 *25.72 **24 ***10,772,683
Adult U.S. Citizens providing information to
receive an original card through the
oSSNAP
+
.................................................. 31,521 1 5 2,627 25.72 * 24 ***391,848
Adult Non-U.S. Citizens providing informa-
tion to receive an original card through
the oSSNAP
+
............................................ 114,429 1 5 9,536 25.72 ** 24 ***1,422,505
Adult Non-U.S. Citizens providing informa-
tion to receive a replacement card
through the oSSNAP
+
............................... 63,925 1 5 5,327 25.72 ** 24 794,673
SSNAP/SS–5 Modality
Respondents who do not have to provide
parents’ SSNs ............................................ 2,791,499 1 9 418,725 *25.72 **24 ***39,488,545
Respondents whom we ask to provide par-
ents’ SSNs (when applying for original
SSN cards for children under age 12) ...... 102,258 1 9 15,339 *25.72 **24 ***1,446,542
Applicants age 12 or older who need to an-
swer additional questions so SSA can de-
termine whether we previously assigned
an SSN ...................................................... 335,587 1 10 55,931 *25.72 **24 ***4,891,069
Applicants asking for a replacement SSN
card beyond the allowable limits (i.e., who
must provide additional documentation to
accompany the application) ....................... 2,428 1 60 2428 * 25.72 ** 24 ***87,427
Enumeration Quality Review
Authorization to SSA to obtain personal in-
formation cover letter ................................. 500 1 15 125 *25.72 **24 ***8,359
Authorization to SSA to obtain personal in-
formation follow-up cover letter ................. 500 1 15 125 * 25.72 ** 24 ***8,359
Grand Total
Totals ..................................................... 11,081,385 ........................ ........................ 1,146,724 ........................ ........................ ***73,235,275
+
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 theo-
retical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to respondents to complete the
application.
2. Statement of Household Expenses
and Contributions—20 CFR 416.1130–
416.1148—0960–0456. SSA bases
eligibility for Supplemental Security
Income (SSI) on the needs of the
recipient. In part, we assess need
through determining the amount of
income a recipient receives. This
income includes in-kind support and
maintenance in the form of food and
shelter home owners provide. SSA uses
Form SSA–8011–F3, Statement of
Household Expenses and Contributions,
to determine whether the claimant or
recipient receives in-kind support and
maintenance. This is necessary to
determine: (1) The claimant’s or
recipient’s eligibility for SSI, and (2) the
SSI payment amount. SSA only uses
this form in cases where SSA needs the
householder’s (head of household)
corroboration of in-kind support and
maintenance. The SSA–8011–F3
provides information, which could
affect SSI eligibility and payment
amount. An SSA claims specialist
collects the information on Form SSA–
8011–F3 through telephone contact with
the respondents, or through face-to-face
interviews. The claims specialist
records the information in our
electronic SSI Claims System. When we
use this procedure, we do not use a
paper Form SSA–8011–F3, and we do
not require a wet signature, rather we
request verbal attestation. However, for
those few instances when we use a
paper form, we ensure the appropriate
person, i.e., the householder, signs the
form, and then the claims specialist
documents the information in the SSI
Claims System; faxes the form into the
appropriate electronic folder; and
shreds the form. Respondents are
householders of homes in which an SSI
applicant or recipient resides.
Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-
approved information collection.
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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 or for
teleservice
centers
(minutes)**
Total annual
opportunity
cost
(dollars)***
SSA–8011–F3 (Paper) .................................. 21,000 1 15 5,250 *$27.07 **21 ***$341,082
Interview (MCS) ............................................ 398,759 1 15 99,690 * 27.07 **21 *** 6,476,660
Totals ..................................................... 419,759 ........................ ........................ 104,940 ........................ ........................ *** 6,817,742
*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 on averaging both the average FY 2021 wait times for field offices and teleservice centers, based on SSA’s current management informa-
tion data.
***This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on claimants of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather, these are theo-
retical 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. Integrated Registration Services
(IRES) System—20 CFR 401.45—0960–
0626. The IRES System verifies the
identity of individuals, businesses,
organizations, entities, and government
agencies seeking to use SSA’s secured
internet and telephone applications.
Individuals need this verification to
electronically request and exchange
business data with SSA. Requestors
provide SSA with the information
needed to establish their identities.
Once SSA verifies identity, the IRES
system issues the requestor a user
identification number and a password to
conduct business with SSA.
Respondents are employers; employees;
third party submitters of wage data
business entities providing taxpayer
identification information; appointed
representatives; representative payees;
and data exchange partners conducting
business in support of SSA programs.
Type of Request: Revision 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)*
Average
wait time for
teleservice
centers
(minutes)**
Total annual
opportunity
cost
(dollars)***
IRES Internet Registrations .................. 266,210 1 5 22,184 * $33.66 **0 *** $746,413
IRES Internet Requestors ..................... 14,472,710 1 2 482,424 * 33.66 ** 0 *** 16,238,392
IRES CS (CSA) Registrations ............... 15,247 1 11 2,795 * 33.66 ** 19 ***256,590
Totals ............................................. 14,754,167 ........................ ........................ 507,403 ........................ ........................ *** 17,241,695
*We based this figure on average U.S. citizen’s hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#00-
00000); hourly wages for Information and Record Keeping Analysts hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/
oes434199.htm); and average hourly wages for paralegals/legal assistants and lawyers as posted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (https://www.bls.gov/oes/cur-
rent/oes_nat.htm).
**We based this figure on the average FY 2021 wait time for teleservice centers, based on SSA’s current management information data.
***This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on claimants of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather, these are theo-
retical 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. Site Review Questionnaire for
Volume and Fee-for-Service Payees and
Beneficiary Interview Form—20 CFR
404.2035, 404.2065, 416.665, 416.701,
and 416.708—0960–0633. SSA asks
organizational representative payees to
complete Form SSA–637, the Site
Review Questionnaire for Volume and
Fee-for-Service Payees, to provide
information on how they carry out their
responsibilities, including how they
manage beneficiary funds. SSA then
obtains information from the
beneficiaries these organizations
represent via Form SSA–639,
Beneficiary Interview Form, to
corroborate the payees’ statements. Due
to the sensitivity of the information, the
forms are always completed based on
the answers respondents give during the
interviews. The respondents are
individuals; State and local
governments; non-profit and for-profit
organizations serving as representative
payees; and the beneficiaries they serve.
Type of Request: Revision 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)**
SSA–639—Individuals ..................................................... 22,000 1 10 3,667 *$19.01 **$69,710
SSA–637—Individuals ..................................................... 500 1 120 1,000 * 19.01 ** 19,010
SSA–637—Organizations ............................................... 4,500 1 120 9,000 *19.03 **171,270
Totals ....................................................................... 27,000 ........................ ........................ 13,667 ........................ ** 259,990
*We based the figure for individuals 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 the figure for organizations by averaging both the average State and local governments (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes211093.htm), and the average
non-profit and for-profit organizations serving as representative payees (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes390000.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 theo-
retical 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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5. Request for Reinstatement (Title
II)—20 CFR 404.1592b–404.1592f—
0960–0742. SSA allows certain
previously entitled disability
beneficiaries to request expedited
reinstatement (EXR) of benefits under
Title II of the Social Security Act when
their medical condition no longer
permits them to perform substantial
gainful activity. SSA uses Form SSA–
371 to obtain: (1) A signed statement
from individuals requesting an EXR of
their Title II disability benefits; and (2)
proof the requestors meet the EXR
requirements. SSA maintains the form
in the disability folder of the applicant
to demonstrate the requestors’
awareness of the EXR requirements, and
their choice to request EXR.
Respondents are applicants for EXR of
Title II disability benefits.
Type of Request: Revision 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)*
Average
wait time for
teleservice
centers
(minutes)**
Total annual
opportunity
cost
(dollars)***
SSA–371 ............................................. 10,000 1 2 333 *$10.73 **19 *** $38,325
*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 time for teleservice centers, based on SSA’s current management information data.
***This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on claimants of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather, these are theo-
retical 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. Important Information About Your
Appeal, Waiver Rights, and Repayment
Options—20 CFR 404.502–404.521—
0960–0779. When SSA accidentally
overpays beneficiaries, the agency
informs them of the following rights: (1)
The right to reconsideration of the
overpayment determination; (2) the
right to request a waiver of recovery and
the automatic scheduling of a personal
conference if SSA cannot approve a
request for waiver; and (3) the
availability of a different rate of
withholding when SSA proposes the
full withholding rate. SSA uses Form
SSA–3105, Important Information
About Your Appeal, Waiver Rights, and
Repayment Options, to explain these
rights to overpaid individuals and allow
them to notify SSA of their decision(s)
regarding these rights. The respondents
are individuals who are overpaid Social
Security payments.
Type of Request: Revision 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)*
Average
wait time
in field
office or for
teleservice
centers
(minutes)**
Total annual
opportunity
cost
(dollars)***
SSA–3105 (Paper Form) .................... 500,000 1 15 125,000 * $10.95 ** 21 ***$3,285,000
Debt Management System ................. 166,666 1 15 41,667 * 10.95 **21 *** 1,095,000
Totals ........................................... 666,666 ........................ ........................ 166,667 ........................ ........................ ***$4,380,000
*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 averaging both the average FY 2021 wait times for field offices and teleservice centers, based on SSA’s current management informa-
tion 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 theo-
retical 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. 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 Social Security Disability
Insurance (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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Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 1 / Monday, January 3, 2022 / Notices
Modality of completion Number of
respondents Frequency of
response Number of
responses
Average
burden per
response
(minutes)
Estimated
total annual
burden
(hours)
Average
theoretical
hourly cost
amount
(dollars)*
Total annual
opportunity
cost
(dollars)**
POD Monthly Earnings and Impair-
ment-related work Expenses
(IRWE) Reporting Form—Paper
Version (faxed in) ............................ 1,000 6 6,000 40 4,000 * $27.07 **$108,280
POD Monthly Earnings and Impair-
ment-related work Expenses
(IRWE) Reporting Form—Internet
Version ............................................. 1,000 6 6,000 5 500 * 27.07 ** 13,535
POD End of Year reporting (EOYR)
Documentation ................................. 2,000 1 2,000 8 267 * 27.07 **7,228
Totals ........................................... 4,000 ........................ 14,000 ........................ 4,767 ........................ ** 129,043
*We based this figure on the 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.
**This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather, these are theo-
retical 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: December 27, 2021.
Naomi Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2021–28387 Filed 12–30–21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4191–02–P
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration
Noise Compatibility Program for Fort
Worth Alliance Airport, Tarrant County,
Texas
AGENCY
: Federal Aviation
Administration, DOT.
ACTION
: Notice of acceptance of a noise
exposure map.
SUMMARY
: The Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) announces its
determination that the noise exposure
map submitted by City of Fort Worth for
Fort Worth Alliance Airport is in
compliance with applicable statuary
and regulatory requirements.
DATES
: The effective date of the FAA’s
determination on the noise exposure
map is December 23, 2021.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Dean McMath, 10101 Hillwood
Parkway, Fort Worth, Texas 76177, 817–
222–5617.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: The FAA
determined the noise exposure map
submitted by City of Fort Worth for Fort
Worth Alliance Airport, is in
compliance with applicable statutory
and regulatory requirements, effective
December 23, 2021. Under Title 49
United States Code (U.S.C.) section
47503 of the Aviation Safety and Noise
Abatement Act (hereinafter referred to
as ‘‘the Act’’), an airport operator may
submit to the FAA, noise exposure maps
depicting non-compatible uses as of the
date such map is submitted, a
description of estimated aircraft
operations during a forecast period that
is at least five years in the future and
how those operations will affect the
map. A noise exposure map must be
prepared in accordance with Title 14
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part
150, the regulations promulgated
pursuant to section 47502 of the Act,
and developed in consultation with
public agencies and planning
authorities in the area surrounding the
airport, state and Federal agencies,
interested and affected parties in the
local community, and aeronautical users
of the airport. In addition, an airport
operator that submitted a noise
exposure map, which the FAA
determined is compliant with statutory
and regulatory requirements, may
submit a noise compatibility program
for FAA approval that sets forth
measures the operator has taken or
proposes to take to reduce existing non-
compatible uses and prevent the
introduction of additional non-
compatible uses.
The FAA completed its review of the
noise exposure map and supporting
documentation submitted by City of
Fort Worth and determined the noise
exposure map and accompanying
documentation are in compliance with
applicable requirements. The
documentation that constitutes the
Noise Exposure Map includes: Table 3.4
Existing Aircraft Operations; Table 3.8
Existing and Forecast Annual
Operations; Table 4.5 Day/Night
Operations by Aircraft Category; Table
4.6 Runway Utilization by Aircraft
Category; Figure 3.2 Airport Layout
Plan; Figure 4.1 North Flow Flight
Tracks; Figure 4.2 South Flow Flight
Tracks. This determination is effective
on December 23, 2021. FAA’s
determination on an airport’s noise
exposure map is limited to a finding
that the noise exposure map was
developed in accordance with the Act
and procedures contained in 14 CFR
part 150, Appendix A. FAA’s
acceptance of an NEM does not does not
constitute approval of the applicant’s
data, information or plans, or a
commitment to approve a noise
compatibility program or to fund the
implementation of that program. If
questions arise concerning the precise
relationship of specific properties
within noise exposure contours
depicted on a noise exposure map, it
should be noted that the FAA is not
involved in any way in determining the
relative locations of specific properties
with regard to the depicted noise
contours or in interpreting the noise
exposure maps to resolve questions
concerning, for example, which
properties should be covered by the
provisions of section 47506 of the Act.
These functions are inseparable from
the ultimate land use control and
planning responsibilities of local
government. These local responsibilities
are not changed in any way under 14
CFR part 150 or through FAA review
and acceptance of a noise exposure
map. Therefore, the responsibility for
the detailed overlaying of noise
exposure contours onto the map
depicting properties on the surface rests
exclusively with the airport operator
that submitted a noise exposure map or
with those public and planning agencies
with which consultation is required
under section 47503 of the Act. The
FAA relied on the certification by the
airport operator, under of 14 CFR 150.21
that the required consultations and
opportunity for public review has been
accomplished during the development
of the noise exposure maps. Copies of
the noise exposure map and supporting
documentation and the FAA’s
evaluation of the noise exposure maps
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