[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 49 (Wednesday, March 12, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13261-13262]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-4914]


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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding 
an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to 
request a revision to a currently approved collection of information: 
3220-0195, Statement Regarding Contributions and Support of Children. 
Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. 
Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate 
paperwork burdens.
    The RRB invites comments on the proposed collection of information 
to determine (1) the practical utility of the collection; (2) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden of the collection; (3) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility and clarity of the information that is the subject 
of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology. Comments to RRB or OIRA must 
contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of 
your comments, it is best if RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days 
of publication date.
    Section 2(d)(4) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), provides, in 
part, that a child is deemed dependent if the conditions set forth in 
Section 202(d)(3), (4) and (9) of the Social Security Act are met. 
Section 202(d)(4) of the Social Security Act, as amended by Public Law 
104-121, requires as a condition of dependency, that a child receives 
one-half of his or her support from the stepparent. This dependency 
impacts

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upon the entitlement of a spouse or survivor of an employee whose 
entitlement is based upon having a stepchild of the employee in care, 
or on an individual seeking a child's annuity as a stepchild of an 
employee. Therefore, depending on the employee for at least one-half 
support is a condition affecting eligibility for increasing an employee 
or spouse annuity under the social security overall minimum provisions 
on the basis of the presence of a dependent child, the employee's 
natural child in limited situations, adopted children, stepchildren, 
grandchildren and step-grandchildren and equitably adopted children. 
The regulations outlining child support and dependency requirements are 
prescribed in 20 CFR 222.50-57.
    In order to correctly determine if an applicant is entitled to a 
child's annuity based on actual dependency, the RRB uses Form G-139, 
Statement Regarding Contributions and Support of Children, to obtain 
financial information needed to make a comparison between the amount of 
support received from the railroad employee and the amount received 
from other sources. Completion is required to obtain a benefit. One 
response is required of each respondent.
    Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the 
initial 60-day notice (73 FR 215 on January 2, 2008) required by 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.

Information Collection Request (ICR)

    Title: Statement Regarding Contributions and Support of Children.
    OMB Control Number: OMB 3220-0195.
    Form(s) submitted: G-139.
    Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected public: Individuals or Households.
    Abstract: Dependency on the employee for at least one-half support 
is a condition for increasing an employee or spouse annuity under the 
social security overall minimum provisions on the basis of the presence 
of a dependent child, the employee's natural child in limited 
situations, adopted children, stepchildren, grandchildren, and step-
grandchildren. The information collected solicits financial information 
needed to determine entitlement to a child's annuity based on actual 
dependency.
    Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes no changed to Form G-139.
    The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows:
    Estimated Completion Time for Form(s): Completion time for Form G-
139 is estimated at 60 minutes.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 500.
    Total annual responses: 500.
    Total annual reporting hours: 500.
    Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the forms and 
supporting documents can be obtained from Charles Mierzwa, the agency 
clearance officer (312-751-3363) or 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 Ronald.Hodapp@rrb.gov and to the OMB 
Desk Officer for the RRB, at the Office of Management and Budget, Room 
10230, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

Charles Mierzwa,
Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-4914 Filed 3-11-08; 8:45 am]
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