[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 218 (Friday, November 8, 1996)]
[Page 57927]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-28711]



Proposed Data Collection Available for Public Comment and 

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 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 technology.

Title and Purpose of Information Collection

    Repayment of Debt: OMB 3220-0169.
    When the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) determines that an 
overpayment of Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) benefits has occurred, it 
initiates prompt action to notify the annuitant of the overpayment and 
to recover the money owed the RRB. In addition to the customary form of 
repayment (check, money order, annuity withholding), repayment of a 
debt owed the RRB can also be made by means of a credit card. To effect 
payment by credit card, the RRB utilizes Form G-421f, Repayment by 
Credit Card. One form is completed by each respondent. No changes are 
being proposed to G-421f. RRB procedures pertaining to benefit 
overpayment determinations and the recovery of such benefits are 
prescribed in 20 CFR 320.9, 340.1 and 340.5.

Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden

    The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows:

                                      Annual        Time        Burden  
          Form Number(s)            responses    (minutes)     (hours)  
G-421f...........................          300            5           25

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR COMMENTS: 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. 96-28711 Filed 11-7-96; 8:45 am]