[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 73 (Thursday, April 16, 1998)]
[Page 18945]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-10112]



Proposed Collection; Comment Request

SUMMARY: 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 

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 

Title and Purpose of Information Collection

Pay Rate Report; OMB 3220-0097
    Under Section 2(a) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, the 
daily benefit rate for unemployment and sickness benefits depends on 
the claimant's last daily rate of pay in the base year. The procedures 
pertaining to the use of a claimant's daily pay rate in determining the 
daily benefit rate are prescribed in 20 CFR 330.
    The RRB utilities form UI-1e, Request for Pay Rate Information, to 
obtain information from a claimant about their last railroad employer 
and pay rate, when it is not available from other RRB records. Form UI-
1e also explains the possibility of receiving a higher daily benefit 
rate if a claimant reports their daily rate of pay for railroad work in 
the base year. Completion is required to obtain or retain benefits. One 
response is requested of each respondent.
    The RRB proposes to revise Form UI-1e to add language required by 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Non-burden impacting reformatting 
and editorial changes are also proposed. The completion time for Form 
UI-1e is estimated at 5 minutes per response.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. Comments regarding the information collection should be 
addressed to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 N. Rush 
Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2092. Written comments should be 
received within 60 days of this notice.
Chuck Mierzwa,
Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 98-10112 Filed 4-15-98; 8:45 am]