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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, Fax: 202-395-6974, Email address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.

(SSA), Social Security Administration, DCRDP, Attn: Reports Clearance Director, 107 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235, Fax: 410-966-2830, Email address: OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov.

The information collections below are pending at SSA. SSA will submit them to OMB within 60 days from the date of this notice. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than June 24, 2013. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address.

1. Report to United States Social Security Administration by Person Receiving Benefits for a Child or for an Adult Unable to Handle Funds; Report to United States Social Security Administration—0960-0049. Section 203 (c) of the Social Security Act (Act) requires the Commissioner of SSA to make benefit deductions from the following categories: (1) Entitled individuals who engage in remunerative activity outside of the United States in excess of 45 hours a month and (2) beneficiaries who fail to have in their care the specified entitled child beneficiaries. SSA uses the information Form SSA-7161-OCR-SM and SSA-7162-OCR-SM provide to: (1) Determine continuing entitlement to Social Security benefits; (2) correct benefit amounts for beneficiaries outside the United States, and (3) monitor the performance of representative payees outside the United States. The respondents are individuals living outside the United States who are receiving benefits on their own (or for someone else) under title II of the Act.

Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information collection.

Modality of completionNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseAverage burden per response (minutes)Estimated total annual burden (hours)
SSA-7161-OCR-SM43,00011510,750
SSA-7162-OCR-SM364,0001530,333
Total407,00041,083

2. Cost Reimbursable Research Request—20 CFR 401.165—0960-0754.

Qualified researchers need SSA administrative data for a variety of projects. To request SSA's program data for research, we require the researcher to submit a completed research application, Form SSA-9901 (How to Request SSA Program Data for Research) for SSA's evaluation. In the application, the requesting researcher provides basic project information and describes the way in which the proposed project will further SSA's mission to promote the economic security of the Nation's people through its administration of the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance programs, or the Supplemental Security Income program. SSA reviews the application, and once we approve it, the researcher signs Form SSA-9903 (SSA Agreement Regarding Conditions for Use of SSA Data), which outlines the conditions and safeguards for the research project data exchange. The researcher may only use the data for research and statistical purposes and we require them to complete Form SSA-9902 (Confidentiality Agreement). SSA recovers all expenses incurred in providing this information as part of this reimbursable service. The respondents are Federal and State Start Printed Page 24462government agencies or their contractors, private entities, and colleges and universities.

Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information collection.

Modality of collectionNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseAverage burden per response (minutes)Estimated total annual burden (hours)
SSA-9901
SSA-9902
SA-990315124060

3. Government-to-Government Services Online Web site Registration; Government-to-Government Services Online Web site Account Modification/Deletion Form—20 CFR 401.45—0960-0757. The Government-to-Government Services Online (GSO) Web site allows various external organizations to submit files to a variety of SSA systems and, in some cases, receive return files. The users include State and local government agencies, other Federal agencies, and some private sector business entities. The SSA systems that process data transferred via GSO include, but are not limited to, systems responsible for disability processing and benefit determination or termination. SSA uses the information on Form SSA-159 (GSO Web site Registration Form) to maintain the identity of the requestor within GSO. The organization can also modify its online account (e.g., address change) by completing Form SSA-160 (GSO Web site Account Modification/Deletion Form). Respondents are State and local government agencies, and private sector businesses.

Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information collection.

Modality of collectionNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseAverage burden per response (minutes)Estimated total annual burden (hours)
SSA-159925115231
SSA-1602,500115625
Total3,425856
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Dated: April 22, 2013.

Faye Lipsky,

Reports Clearance Director, Social Security Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2013-09752 Filed 4-24-13; 8:45 am]

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