Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request, 10683-10685 [05-4209]

Download as PDF 10683 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 42 / Friday, March 4, 2005 / Notices Dated: February 22, 2005. William J. Walker, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration. [FR Doc. 05–4229 Filed 3–3–05; 8:45 am] Dated: February 23, 2005. William J. Walker, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration. [FR Doc. 05–4228 Filed 3–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P BILLING CODE 4410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration Drug Enforcement Administration Manufacturer of Controlled Substances; Notice of Application Manufacturer of Controlled Substances; Notice of Application Pursuant to Section 1301.33(a) of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this is notice that on November 9, 2004, Siegfried (USA), Inc., Industrial Park Road, Pennsville, New Jersey 08070, made application by renewal to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for registration as a bulk manufacturer of the basic class of controlled substances listed in Schedule II: Drug Schedule Amphetamine (1100) .................... Methylphenidate (1724) ................ Ambobarbital (2125) ..................... Pentobarbital (2270) ..................... Secobarbital (2315) ...................... Glutethimide (2550) ...................... Codeine (9050) ............................. Hydrocodone (9193) ..................... Methadone (9250) ........................ Methadone Intermediate (9254) ... Dextropropoxyphene, bulk (nondosage form) (9273). II II II II II II II II II II II The company plans to manufacture the listed controlled substances in bulk for distribution to its customers. Any other such applicant and any person who is presently registered with DEA to manufacture such substances may file comments or objections to the issuance of the proposed registration pursuant to 21 CFR 1301.33(a). Any such written comments or objections being sent via regular mail may be addressed, in quintuplicate, to the Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington, DC 20537, Attention: DEA Federal Register Representative, Liaison and Policy Section (ODL); or any being sent via express mail should be sent to DEA Headquarters, Attention: DEA Federal Register Representative/ODL, 2401 Jefferson-Davis Highway, Alexandria, Virginia 22301; and must be filed no later than May 3, 2005. VerDate jul<14>2003 19:07 Mar 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 Pursuant to 21 CFR 1301.33(a), Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this is notice that on December 21, 2004, Sigma Aldrich Research Biochemicals, Inc., 1–3 Strathmore Road, Natick, Massachusetts 01760, made application by letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for registration as a bulk manufacturer of the basic classes of controlled substances listed in Schedules I and II: Drug Schedule Cathinone (1235) .......................... Methcathinone (1237) ................... Aminorex (1585) ........................... Alpha-ethyltryptamine (7249) ........ Lysergic acid diethylamide (7315) Tetrahydrocannabinols (7370) ...... 4-Bromo-2,5-dimethoxy-amphetamine (7391). 4-Bromo-2,5dimethoxyphenethylamine (7392). 2,5-Dimethoxyamphetamine (7396). 3,4-Methylenedioxyamphetamine (7400). N-Hydroxy-3,4methylenedioxyamphetamine (7402). 3,4-Methylenedioxy-Nethylamphetamine (7404). 3,4Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) (7405). 1-[1-(2Thienyl)cyclohexyl]piperidine (TCP) (7470). Heroin (9200) ................................ Normorphine (9313) ...................... Amphetamine (1100) .................... Methamphetamine (1105) ............. 1-Phenylcyclohexylamine (7460) .. Phencyclidine (7471) .................... Cocaine (9041) ............................. Codeine (9050) ............................. Diprenorphine (9058) .................... Ecgonine (9180) ........................... Levomethorphan (9210) ............... Levorphanol (9220) ....................... Meperidine (9230) ......................... Metazocine (9240) ........................ Methadone (9250) ........................ Morphine (9300) ........................... Thebaine (9333) ........................... Levo-alphacetylmethadol (9648) .. PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I I I I I I I Drug Carfentanil (9743) ......................... Fentanyl (9801) ............................. Schedule II II The company plans to manufacture the listed controlled substances in bulk for laboratory reference standards. Any other such applicant and any person who is presently registered with DEA to manufacture such a substance may file comments or objections to the issuance of the proposed registration pursuant to 21 CFR 1301.33(a). Any such written comments or objections being sent via regular mail may be addressed, in quintuplicate, to the Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington, DC 20537, Attention: DEA Federal Register Representative, Liaison and Policy Section (ODL); or any being sent via express mail should be sent to DEA Headquarters, Attention: DEA Federal Register Representative/ODL, 2401 Jefferson-Davis Highway, Alexandria, Virginia 22301; and must be filed no later than May 3, 2005. Dated: February 23, 2005. William J. Walker, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration. [FR Doc. 05–4226 Filed 3–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P I I DEPARTMENT OF LABOR I Office of the Secretary I Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request I February 24, 2005. I I I I II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35). A copy of each ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting Darrin King on 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail: king.darrin@dol.gov. Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395–7316 (this is not a toll-free number), within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register. E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 10684 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 42 / Friday, March 4, 2005 / Notices The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Title: Suspension of Pension Benefits Regulation Pursuant to 29 CFR 2530.203–3. OMB Number: 1210–0048. Frequency: On occasion. Type of Response: Third party disclosure. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions; and Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 49,900. Number of Annual Responses: 128,054. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 23,146. Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0. Total Annual Costs (operating/ maintaining systems or purchasing services): $51,222. Description: Section 203(a)(3)(B) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) governs the circumstances under which pension plans may suspend pension benefit payments to retirees that return to work or to participants that continue to work beyond normal retirement age. Furthermore, section 203(a)(3)(B) of ERISA authorizes the Secretary to prescribe regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this section. In this regard, 29 CFR 2530.203–3 describes the circumstances and conditions under which plans may suspend the pension benefits of retirees that return to work, or of participants that continue to work beyond normal retirement age. In order for a plan to VerDate jul<14>2003 19:07 Mar 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 suspend benefits pursuant to the regulation, it must notify affected retirees or participants (by first class mail or personal delivery) during the first calendar month or payroll period in which the plan withholds payment, that benefits are suspended. This notice must include the specific reasons for such suspension, a general description of the plan provisions authorizing the suspension, a copy of the relevant plan provisions, and a statement indicating where the applicable regulations may be found, (i.e., 29 CFR 2530.203–3). In addition, the suspension notification must inform the retiree or participant of the plan’s procedure for affording a review of the suspension of benefits. Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Title: Class Exemption 77–4 for Certain Transactions between Investment Companies and Employee Benefit Plans. OMB Number: 1210–0049. Frequency: On occasion. Type of Response: Third party disclosure. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions; and Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 900. Number of Annual Responses: 128,000. Estimated Time per Response: 35 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 11,117. Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0. Total Annual Costs (operating/ maintaining systems or purchasing services): $48,640. Description: Without the relief provided by this exemption, an openend mutual fund would be unable to sell shares to or purchase shares from a plan when the fiduciary with respect to the plan is also the investment advisor for the mutual fund. As a result, plans would be compelled to liquidate their existing investments involving such transactions and to amend their plan documents to establish new investment structures and policies. In order to insure that the exemption is not abused and that the rights of participants and beneficiaries are protected, the Department has included in the exemption three basic disclosure requirements. The first requires at the time of the purchase or sale of such mutual fund shares that the plan’s independent fiduciary receive a copy of the current prospectus issued by the open-end mutual fund and a full and detailed written statement of the investment advisory fees charges to or PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 paid by the plan and the open-end mutual fund to the investment advisor. The second requires that the independent fiduciary approve in writing such purchases and sales. The third requires that the independent fiduciary, once notified of changes in the fees, re-approve in writing the purchase and sale of mutual fund shares. Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Title: Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption T88–1. OMB Number: 1210–0074. Frequency: On occasion. Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Third party disclosure. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions; and Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 1. Number of Annual Responses: 1. Estimated Time per Response: N/A. Total Burden Hours: 1. Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0. Total Annual Costs (operating/ maintaining systems or purchasing services): $0. Description: Prohibited Transaction Exemption T88–1 adopts, for purposes of the prohibited transaction provisions of section 8477(c)(2) of the Federal Employees’ Retirement System Act of 1986, certain prohibited transaction class exemptions granted pursuant to section 408(a) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The information collection requirements incorporated within this class exemption are intended to protect the interests of plan participants and beneficiaries and provide the Department with sufficient information to support a finding that the exemption meets the statutory standards of section 408(a) of ERISA. The burden for the information collection requirements associated with this exemption is already accounted for under other ERISA requirements. Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Title: Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program. OMB Number: 1210–0089. Frequency: On occasion. Type of Response: Reporting. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions; and Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 4,105. Number of Annual Responses: 4,105. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 42 / Friday, March 4, 2005 / Notices Total Burden Hours: 205. Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0. Total Annual Costs (operating/ maintaining systems or purchasing services): $132,181. Description: Plan administrators who fail to file an annual report may be assessed a penalty of $300 per day, up to $30,000 per year, until a complete annual report is filed. Penalties are applicable to each annual report required to be filed under Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The Department may, in its discretion, waive all or part of a civil penalty assessed under ERISA section 502(c)(2) upon a showing by the administrator that there was reasonable cause for the failure to file a complete and timely annual report. The Department has determined that the possible assessment of these civil penalties may deter certain delinquent filers from voluntarily complying with the annual reporting requirements under Title I of ERISA. In an effort to encourage annual reporting compliance, the Department implemented the Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program (the Program) on April 27, 1995 (60 FR 20873). Under the Program, administrators otherwise subject to the assessment of higher civil penalties are permitted to pay reduced civil penalties for voluntarily complying with the annual reporting requirements under Title I of ERISA. This ICR covers the requirement of providing data necessary to identify the plan along with the penalty payment. This data is the means by which each penalty payment is associated with the appropriate plan. Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Title: PTE 98–54 Relating to Certain Employee Benefit Plan Foreign Exchange Transactions Executed Pursuant to Standing Instructions. OMB Number: 1210–0111. Frequency: On occasion. Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Third party disclosure. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions; and Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 35. Number of Annual Responses: 8,400. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 4,200. Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0. Total Annual Costs (operating/ maintaining systems or purchasing services): $0. VerDate jul<14>2003 19:07 Mar 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 Description: PTE 98–54 permits certain foreign exchange transactions between employee benefit plans and certain banks, broker-dealers, and domestic affiliates thereof, which are parties in interest with respect to such plans, pursuant to standing instructions. In the absence of an exemption, foreign exchange transactions pursuant to standing instructions would be prohibited under circumstances where the bank or broker-dealer is a party in interest or disqualified person with respect to the plan under the Employee Retirement Income Securities Act of 1974 (ERISA) or the Internal Revenue Code. The class exemption has five basic information collection requirements. The first requires the bank or brokerdealer to maintain written policies and procedures for handling foreign exchange transactions for plans for which it is a party in interest which ensure that the party acting for the bank or broker-dealer knows it is dealing with a plan. The second requires that the transactions are performed in accordance with a written authorization executed in advance by an independent fiduciary of the plan. The third requires that the bank or broker-dealer provides the authorizing fiduciary with a copy of its written policies and procedures for foreign exchange transactions involving income item conversions and de minimis purchase and sale transactions prior to the execution of a transaction. The fourth requires the bank or brokerdealer to furnish the authorizing fiduciary a written confirmation statement with respect to each covered transaction within five days of execution. The fifth requires that the bank or broker-dealer maintains records necessary for plan fiduciaries, participants, and the Department and Internal Revenue Service to determine whether the conditions of the exemption are being met for period of six years from the date of execution of a transaction. By requiring that records pertaining to the exempted transaction be maintained for six years, this ICR insures that the exemption is not abused, the rights of the participants and beneficiaries are protected, and that compliance with the exemption’s conditions can be confirmed. The exemption affects participants and beneficiaries of the plans that are involved in such transactions as well as certain banks, PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10685 broker-dealers, and domestic affiliates thereof. Ira L. Mills, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–4209 Filed 3–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request February 28, 2005. The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35). A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting Darrin King on (202) 693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail: king.darrin@dol.gov. Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Department of Labor, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395–7316 (this is not a toll-free number), within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register. The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: Office of the Solicitor. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Title: Equal Access to Justice Act. OMB Number: 1225–0013. Frequency: On occasion. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

February 24, 2005.
    The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public 
information collection requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35). A copy of 
each ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by 
contacting Darrin King on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) 
or e-mail: king.darrin@dol.gov.
    Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Employee Benefits Security 
Administration (EBSA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 
Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-7316 (this is not a toll-free number), 
within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal 
Register.

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    The OMB is particularly interested in comments which:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submission of responses.
    Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title: Suspension of Pension Benefits Regulation Pursuant to 29 CFR 
2530.203-3.
    OMB Number: 1210-0048.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Type of Response: Third party disclosure.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; and Individuals or households.
    Number of Respondents: 49,900.
    Number of Annual Responses: 128,054.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Total Burden Hours: 23,146.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $51,222.
    Description: Section 203(a)(3)(B) of the Employee Retirement Income 
Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) governs the circumstances under which 
pension plans may suspend pension benefit payments to retirees that 
return to work or to participants that continue to work beyond normal 
retirement age. Furthermore, section 203(a)(3)(B) of ERISA authorizes 
the Secretary to prescribe regulations necessary to carry out the 
provisions of this section.
    In this regard, 29 CFR 2530.203-3 describes the circumstances and 
conditions under which plans may suspend the pension benefits of 
retirees that return to work, or of participants that continue to work 
beyond normal retirement age. In order for a plan to suspend benefits 
pursuant to the regulation, it must notify affected retirees or 
participants (by first class mail or personal delivery) during the 
first calendar month or payroll period in which the plan withholds 
payment, that benefits are suspended. This notice must include the 
specific reasons for such suspension, a general description of the plan 
provisions authorizing the suspension, a copy of the relevant plan 
provisions, and a statement indicating where the applicable regulations 
may be found, (i.e., 29 CFR 2530.203-3). In addition, the suspension 
notification must inform the retiree or participant of the plan's 
procedure for affording a review of the suspension of benefits.
    Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title: Class Exemption 77-4 for Certain Transactions between 
Investment Companies and Employee Benefit Plans.
    OMB Number: 1210-0049.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Type of Response: Third party disclosure.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; and Individuals or households.
    Number of Respondents: 900.
    Number of Annual Responses: 128,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 35 minutes.
    Total Burden Hours: 11,117.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $48,640.
    Description: Without the relief provided by this exemption, an 
open-end mutual fund would be unable to sell shares to or purchase 
shares from a plan when the fiduciary with respect to the plan is also 
the investment advisor for the mutual fund. As a result, plans would be 
compelled to liquidate their existing investments involving such 
transactions and to amend their plan documents to establish new 
investment structures and policies.
    In order to insure that the exemption is not abused and that the 
rights of participants and beneficiaries are protected, the Department 
has included in the exemption three basic disclosure requirements. The 
first requires at the time of the purchase or sale of such mutual fund 
shares that the plan's independent fiduciary receive a copy of the 
current prospectus issued by the open-end mutual fund and a full and 
detailed written statement of the investment advisory fees charges to 
or paid by the plan and the open-end mutual fund to the investment 
advisor. The second requires that the independent fiduciary approve in 
writing such purchases and sales. The third requires that the 
independent fiduciary, once notified of changes in the fees, re-approve 
in writing the purchase and sale of mutual fund shares.
    Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title: Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption T88-1.
    OMB Number: 1210-0074.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Third party disclosure.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; and Individuals or households.
    Number of Respondents: 1.
    Number of Annual Responses: 1.
    Estimated Time per Response: N/A.
    Total Burden Hours: 1.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $0.
    Description: Prohibited Transaction Exemption T88-1 adopts, for 
purposes of the prohibited transaction provisions of section 8477(c)(2) 
of the Federal Employees' Retirement System Act of 1986, certain 
prohibited transaction class exemptions granted pursuant to section 
408(a) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). 
The information collection requirements incorporated within this class 
exemption are intended to protect the interests of plan participants 
and beneficiaries and provide the Department with sufficient 
information to support a finding that the exemption meets the statutory 
standards of section 408(a) of ERISA. The burden for the information 
collection requirements associated with this exemption is already 
accounted for under other ERISA requirements.
    Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title: Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program.
    OMB Number: 1210-0089.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Type of Response: Reporting.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; and Individuals or households.
    Number of Respondents: 4,105.
    Number of Annual Responses: 4,105.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.

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    Total Burden Hours: 205.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $132,181.
    Description: Plan administrators who fail to file an annual report 
may be assessed a penalty of $300 per day, up to $30,000 per year, 
until a complete annual report is filed. Penalties are applicable to 
each annual report required to be filed under Title I of the Employee 
Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
    The Department may, in its discretion, waive all or part of a civil 
penalty assessed under ERISA section 502(c)(2) upon a showing by the 
administrator that there was reasonable cause for the failure to file a 
complete and timely annual report.
    The Department has determined that the possible assessment of these 
civil penalties may deter certain delinquent filers from voluntarily 
complying with the annual reporting requirements under Title I of 
ERISA. In an effort to encourage annual reporting compliance, the 
Department implemented the Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance 
Program (the Program) on April 27, 1995 (60 FR 20873). Under the 
Program, administrators otherwise subject to the assessment of higher 
civil penalties are permitted to pay reduced civil penalties for 
voluntarily complying with the annual reporting requirements under 
Title I of ERISA.
    This ICR covers the requirement of providing data necessary to 
identify the plan along with the penalty payment. This data is the 
means by which each penalty payment is associated with the appropriate 
plan.
    Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title: PTE 98-54 Relating to Certain Employee Benefit Plan Foreign 
Exchange Transactions Executed Pursuant to Standing Instructions.
    OMB Number: 1210-0111.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Third party disclosure.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; and Individuals or households.
    Number of Respondents: 35.
    Number of Annual Responses: 8,400.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Total Burden Hours: 4,200.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $0.
    Description: PTE 98-54 permits certain foreign exchange 
transactions between employee benefit plans and certain banks, broker-
dealers, and domestic affiliates thereof, which are parties in interest 
with respect to such plans, pursuant to standing instructions. In the 
absence of an exemption, foreign exchange transactions pursuant to 
standing instructions would be prohibited under circumstances where the 
bank or broker-dealer is a party in interest or disqualified person 
with respect to the plan under the Employee Retirement Income 
Securities Act of 1974 (ERISA) or the Internal Revenue Code.
    The class exemption has five basic information collection 
requirements. The first requires the bank or broker-dealer to maintain 
written policies and procedures for handling foreign exchange 
transactions for plans for which it is a party in interest which ensure 
that the party acting for the bank or broker-dealer knows it is dealing 
with a plan. The second requires that the transactions are performed in 
accordance with a written authorization executed in advance by an 
independent fiduciary of the plan. The third requires that the bank or 
broker-dealer provides the authorizing fiduciary with a copy of its 
written policies and procedures for foreign exchange transactions 
involving income item conversions and de minimis purchase and sale 
transactions prior to the execution of a transaction. The fourth 
requires the bank or broker-dealer to furnish the authorizing fiduciary 
a written confirmation statement with respect to each covered 
transaction within five days of execution. The fifth requires that the 
bank or broker-dealer maintains records necessary for plan fiduciaries, 
participants, and the Department and Internal Revenue Service to 
determine whether the conditions of the exemption are being met for 
period of six years from the date of execution of a transaction.
    By requiring that records pertaining to the exempted transaction be 
maintained for six years, this ICR insures that the exemption is not 
abused, the rights of the participants and beneficiaries are protected, 
and that compliance with the exemption's conditions can be confirmed. 
The exemption affects participants and beneficiaries of the plans that 
are involved in such transactions as well as certain banks, broker-
dealers, and domestic affiliates thereof.

Ira L. Mills,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-4209 Filed 3-3-05; 8:45 am]
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