Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Certificate of Foreign Contracting Party Receiving Federal Procurement Payments, 22186-22187 [2017-09606]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 22186 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 91 / Friday, May 12, 2017 / Notices Notably, although all tests were conducted without reliance on a functioning ELR vehicle sensitive locking mechanism, affected vehicles do contain a functionally operable vehiclesensitive locking mechanism which may slightly exceed the FMVSS 209 Paragraph 4.3(j)(2)(i) & (ii) requirements. Therefore, as installed in vehicles, the seat belt would likely perform better than the non-functioning units utilized for testing and analysis that form the basis for this petition. (e) Owner Contacts to Jaguar Land Rover Customer Relations: Jaguar Land Rover Customer Relations has not received any contacts from vehicle owners regarding this issue. (f) Accidents/Injuries: Jaguar Land Rover is not aware of any accidents or injuries that have occurred as a result of this issue. (g) Prior NHTSA Rulings re Manufacturer Petitions: NHTSA has previously granted a petition from General Motors (GM) on a very similar issue. [69 FR 19897, Docket No. NHTSA–2002–12366, Apr 14, 2004]. GM provided test results and analyses indicating that while there existed a non-functional vehicle sensitive locking mechanism within the safety belt assembly ELR, the webbing sensitive locking mechanism provided comparable restraint performance to that of a fully functional vehicle sensitive locking mechanism. In Jaguar Land Rover’s case, the vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism is functional, but may slightly exceed the FMVSS 209 Sections 4.3(j)(2)(i) & (ii) requirements, and, also contains a webbing sensitive locking mechanism which provides comparable performance to that of a vehicle sensitive mechanism. (h) Vehicle Production: Vehicle production has been corrected to fully conform to FMVSS 209 Sections 4.3(j)(2)(i) & (ii). JLR concluded by expressing the belief that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety, and that its petition to be exempted from providing notification of the noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30118, and a remedy for the noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30120, should be granted. To view JLR’s petition, test data and analyses in its entirety you can visit https://www.regulations.gov by following the online instructions for accessing the dockets and by using the docket ID number for this petition shown in the heading of this notice. NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 May 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 file petitions for a determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, any decision on this petition only applies to the subject vehicles that JLR no longer controlled at the time it determined that the noncompliance existed. However, any decision on this petition does not relieve vehicle distributors and dealers of the prohibitions on the sale, offer for sale, or introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of the noncompliant vehicles under their control after JLR notified them that the subject noncompliance existed. Authority: (49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8). Jeffrey M. Giuseppe, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–09650 Filed 5–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Certificate of Foreign Contracting Party Receiving Federal Procurement Payments Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Certificate of Foreign Contracting Party Receiving Federal Procurement Payments. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 11, 2017 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Laurie E. Brimmer, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Martha R. Brinson, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at Martha.R.Brinson@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Certificate of Foreign Contracting Party Receiving Federal Procurement Payments. OMB Number: 1545–2263. Form Number: Form W–14. Abstract: Tax on Certain Foreign Procurement, Notice of Purposed Rulemaking, contains proposed regulations under section 5000C of the Internal Revenue Code. The proposed regulations affect U.S. government acquiring agencies and foreign persons providing certain goods or services to the U.S. government pursuant to a contract. This document also contains proposed regulations under section 6114, with respect to foreign persons claiming an exemption from the tax under an income tax treaty. Section 5000C imposes a 2% tax on foreign persons (as defined in section 7701(a)(30)), that are parties to specified Federal procurement contracts with the U.S. government entered into on and after January 2, 2011. This tax is imposed on the gross amount of specified Federal procurement payments and is generally collected by increasing the amount withheld under chapter 3. A Form W–14 must be provided to the acquiring agency (U.S. government department, agency, independent establishment, or corporation) to: Establish that they are a foreign contracting party; and If applicable, claim an exemption from withholding based on an international agreement (such as a tax treaty); or Claim an exemption from withholding, in whole or in part, based on an international procurement agreement or because goods are produced, or services are performed in the United States. A Form W–14 must be provided to the acquiring agency if a foreign contracting party has been paid a specified Federal procurement payment and the foreign contracting party is seeking to claim an exemption (in whole or in part) from the tax imposed by section 5000C. Form W– 14 must be submitted when requested by the acquiring agency, whether or not an exemption (in whole or in part) is claimed from withholding under section 5000C. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Federal government. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 2,000. Estimated Time per Response: 5 hrs., 55 mins. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,840. E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 91 / Friday, May 12, 2017 / Notices mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 May 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 22187 ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: May 8, 2017. Laurie E. Brimmer, Senior Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2017–09606 Filed 5–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 91 (Friday, May 12, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22186-22187]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-09606]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Certificate of Foreign 
Contracting Party Receiving Federal Procurement Payments

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing 
effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general 
public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment 
on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting 
comments concerning Certificate of Foreign Contracting Party Receiving 
Federal Procurement Payments.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 11, 2017 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Laurie E. Brimmer, Internal 
Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20224. Requests for additional information or copies of the form and 
instructions should be directed to Martha R. Brinson, Internal Revenue 
Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, 
or through the Internet at Martha.R.Brinson@irs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Certificate of Foreign Contracting Party Receiving Federal 
Procurement Payments.
    OMB Number: 1545-2263.
    Form Number: Form W-14.
    Abstract: Tax on Certain Foreign Procurement, Notice of Purposed 
Rulemaking, contains proposed regulations under section 5000C of the 
Internal Revenue Code. The proposed regulations affect U.S. government 
acquiring agencies and foreign persons providing certain goods or 
services to the U.S. government pursuant to a contract. This document 
also contains proposed regulations under section 6114, with respect to 
foreign persons claiming an exemption from the tax under an income tax 
treaty. Section 5000C imposes a 2% tax on foreign persons (as defined 
in section 7701(a)(30)), that are parties to specified Federal 
procurement contracts with the U.S. government entered into on and 
after January 2, 2011. This tax is imposed on the gross amount of 
specified Federal procurement payments and is generally collected by 
increasing the amount withheld under chapter 3. A Form W-14 must be 
provided to the acquiring agency (U.S. government department, agency, 
independent establishment, or corporation) to: Establish that they are 
a foreign contracting party; and If applicable, claim an exemption from 
withholding based on an international agreement (such as a tax treaty); 
or Claim an exemption from withholding, in whole or in part, based on 
an international procurement agreement or because goods are produced, 
or services are performed in the United States. A Form W-14 must be 
provided to the acquiring agency if a foreign contracting party has 
been paid a specified Federal procurement payment and the foreign 
contracting party is seeking to claim an exemption (in whole or in 
part) from the tax imposed by section 5000C. Form W-14 must be 
submitted when requested by the acquiring agency, whether or not an 
exemption (in whole or in part) is claimed from withholding under 
section 5000C.
    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at 
this time.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Federal government.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 2,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5 hrs., 55 mins.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,840.

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    The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of 
information covered by this notice:
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of 
information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records 
relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as 
their contents may become material in the administration of any 
internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information 
are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103.
    Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice 
will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All 
comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited 
on: (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) 
estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

    Approved: May 8, 2017.
Laurie E. Brimmer,
Senior Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2017-09606 Filed 5-11-17; 8:45 am]
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