RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD

20 CFR Ch. II

Semiannual Agenda of Regulations Under Development or Review

AGENCY: Railroad Retirement Board.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

SUMMARY: The Railroad Retirement Board (Board) proposes to amend part 217 of its regulations to allow alternative signature methods in addition to the traditional pen‑and‑ink or "wet" signature in order to implement an electronic application process which will eventually eliminate the need to retain paper applications and make the application process more convenient for the individuals filing applications.

ADDRESSES: 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2092.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marguerite P. Dadabo, Assistant General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Railroad Retirement Board, (312) 751-4945, FAX (312) 751-7102, TDD (312) 751-4701.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations that are routine in nature or which pertain solely to internal agency management have not been included in the agenda.

Dated: August 30, 2011.

By Authority of the Board.

NAME: Martha P. Rico,

Secretary to the Board.