[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 26, 2008)]
[Page 10309]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-3539]



Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Extension, Without 
Change, of a Currently Approved Information Collection: RI 20-64, RI 
20-64A and RI 20-64B

AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. 
L. 104-13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the Office of 
Personnel Management (OPM) intends to submit to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension, without change, of 
a currently approved information collection. RI 20-64, Letter Reply to 
Request for Information, is used by the Civil Service Retirement System 
to provide information about the amount of annuity payable after a 
survivor reduction, to explain the annuity reductions required to pay 
for the survivor benefit, and to give the beginning rate of survivor 
annuity. RI 20-64A, Former Spouse Survivor Annuity Election, is used by 
the Civil Service Retirement System to obtain a survivor benefits 
election from annuitants who are eligible to elect to provide survivor 
benefits for a former spouse. RI 20-64B, Information on Electing a 
Survivor Annuity for Your Former Spouse, is a pamphlet that provides 
important information to retirees under the Civil Service Retirement 
System who want to provide a survivor annuity for a former spouse.
    Comments are particularly invited on: whether this information is 
necessary for the proper performance of functions of OPM, and whether 
it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public 
burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on 
valid assumptions and methodology; and ways in which we can minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on those who are to 
respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection 
techniques or others forms of information technology.
    We estimate that 30 survivor elections on RI 20-64A will be 
processed per year and that of these eight will use RI 20-64 to ask for 
information about electing a smaller survivor benefit. Form RI 20-64A 
requires 45 minutes to complete for a burden of 23 hours. Form RI 20-64 
requires eight minutes to complete for a burden of one hour. The total 
burden is 24 hours.
    For copies of this proposal, contact Mary Beth Smith-Toomey on 
(202) 606-8358, Fax (202) 418-3251 or via E-mail to MaryBeth.Smith-Toomey@opm.gov. Please include a mailing address with your request.

DATES: Comments on this proposal should be received within 60 calendar 
days from the date of this publication.

ADDRESSES: Send or deliver comments to Ronald W. Melton, Deputy 
Assistant Director, Retirement Services Program, Center for Retirement 
and Insurance Services, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E 
Street, NW., Room 3305, Washington, DC 20415-3500.
    For Information Regarding Administrative Coordination--Contact: 
Cyrus S. Benson, Team Leader, Publications Team, RIS Support Services/
Support Group, (202) 606-0623.

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Howard Weizmann,
Deputy Director.
 [FR Doc. E8-3539 Filed 2-25-08; 8:45 am]