[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 222 (Thursday, November 18, 2010)]
[Pages 70710-70711]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-29051]



[OMB Control No. 3206-0235; Forms RI 20-64, RI 20-64A and RI 20-64B]

Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Review of a Revised 
Information Collection

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 review of a revised 
information collection. This information collection, ``Letter Reply to 
Request for Information'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0235; Form RI 20-64), 
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. ``Former 
Spouse Survivor Annuity Election'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0235; Form RI 
20-64A), is used by the Civil

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Service Retirement System to obtain a survivor benefits election from 
annuitants who are eligible to elect to provide survivor benefits for a 
former spouse. ``Information on Electing a Survivor Annuity for Your 
Former Spouse'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0235; RI 20-64B), 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 
    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 Cyrus S. Benson on (202) 606-
4808, FAX (202) 606-0910 or via e-mail to Cyrus.Benson@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--

James K. Freiert (Acting), Deputy Associate Director, Retirement 
Operations, Retirement 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, RS/RM/Administrative 
Services, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW., Room 
4H28, Washington, DC 20415, (202) 606-4808.

John Berry,
Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
[FR Doc. 2010-29051 Filed 11-17-10; 8:45 am]