Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemptions for Multiple Employer Plans and Multiple Employer Apprenticeship Plans, PTE 76-1, PTE 77-10, PTE 78-6., 25228-25229 [E6-6397]

Download as PDF 25228 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 82 / Friday, April 28, 2006 / Notices Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202–205–2000. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202–205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at http:// www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven R. Pedersen, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone 202–205–2781. Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and in section 210.10 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2005). jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Scope of Investigation Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on April 24, 2006, ordered that— (1) Pursuant to subsection (b) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, an investigation be instituted to determine whether there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain chemical mechanical planarization slurries or precursors to same by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 20, 22, 38, and 48 of U.S. Patent No. 5,958,288, claims 11, 18, 19, and 25 of U.S. Patent No. 5,980,773, and claims 8, 12, and 17 of U.S. Patent No. 6,068,787, and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. (2) For the purpose of the investigation so instituted, the following are hereby named as parties upon which this notice of investigation shall be served: (a) The complainant is—Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, 870 N. Commons Drive, P.O. Box 2026, Aurora, IL 60507. (b) The respondent is the following entity alleged to be in violation of section 337, and is the party upon which the complaint is to be served: Cheil Industries Co., 6th Fl., Samsung VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:14 Apr 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 Cheil Bldg., 702–2, Yeoksam-Dong, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul, Korea 135–751. (c) Steven R. Pedersen, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436, who shall be the Commission investigative attorney, party to this investigation; and (3) For the investigation so instituted, the Honorable Robert L. Barton, Jr. is designated as the presiding administrative law judge. A response to the complaint and the notice of investigation must be submitted by the named respondent in accordance with section 210.13 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13. Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(d) and 210.13(a), such response will be considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after the date of service by the Commission of the complaint and the notice of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting the response to the complaint and the notice of investigation will not be granted unless good cause therefor is shown. Failure of the respondent to file a timely response to each allegation in the complaint and in this notice may be deemed to constitute a waiver of the right to appear and contest the allegations of the complaint and this notice, and to authorize the administrative law judge and the Commission, without further notice to the respondent, to find the facts to be as alleged in the complaint and this notice and to enter a final determination containing such findings, and may result in the issuance of a limited exclusion order or cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent. Issued: April 24, 2006. By order of the Commission. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E6–6432 Filed 4–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemptions for Multiple Employer Plans and Multiple Employer Apprenticeship Plans, PTE 76–1, PTE 77–10, PTE 78–6. ACTION: PO 00000 Notice Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that the Department can properly assess the impact of its information collection requirements on respondents and minimize the reporting burden (time and financial resources) on the public and that the public can understand the Department’s collection instruments and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments concerning the information collections incorporated in three related prohibited transactions class exemptions (PTEs) that apply to certain transactions involving collectively bargained multiple employer plans. A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be obtained by contacting the office listed in the Addresses section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office shown in the addresses section below on or before June 27, 2006. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Susan G. Lahne, Office of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N–5718, Washington, DC 20210, (210) 693–8410, FAX (202) 219–4745 (the foregoing are not toll-free numbers). Comments may also be submitted electronically to the following Internet e-mail address: ebsa.opr@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background This ICR covers information collections contained in three related prohibited transaction class exemptions: PTE 76–1, PTE 77–10, and PTE 78–6. All three of these exemptions cover transactions that were recognized by the Department as being well-established, reasonable and customary transactions in which collectively bargained multiple employer plans (principally, multiemployer plans, but also including other collectively bargained multiple employer plans) frequently engage in order to carry out their purposes. PTE 76–1 provides relief, under specified conditions, for three types of transactions: (1) Part A of PTE 76–1 E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 82 / Friday, April 28, 2006 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES permits collectively bargained multiple employer plans to take several types of actions regarding delinquent or uncollectible employer contributions; (2) Part B of PTE 76–1 permits collectively bargained multiple employer plans, under specified conditions, to make construction loans to participating employers; and (3) Part C of PTE 76–1 permits collectively bargained multiple employer plans to share office space and administrative services, and the costs associated with such office space and services, with parties in interest. PTE 77–10 complements Part C of PTE 76–1 by including, with respect to collectively bargained multiple employer plans’ sharing office space and administrative services with parties in interest, relief from the prohibitions of subsection 406(b)(2) of ERISA, under specific conditions. PTE 78–6 provides an exemption to collectively bargained multiple employer apprenticeship plans for the purchase or leasing of personal property from a contributing employer (or its wholly owned subsidiary) and for the leasing of real property (other than office space within the contemplation of section 408(b)(2) of ERISA) from a contributing employer (or its wholly owned subsidiary) or an employee organization any of whose members’ work results in contributions being made to the plan. Each of these three PTEs requires, as part of its conditions, either written agreements, recordkeeping, or both. The Department has combined the information collection provisions of the three PTEs into one information collection request (ICR) because it believes that the public benefits from having the opportunity to collectively review these closely related exemptions and their similar information collections. The Department previously submitted an ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of the information collections in PTEs 76–1, 77–10, and 78–6 and received OMB approval under the OMB Control No. 1210–0058. The current approval is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2006. II. Desired Focus of Comments The Department is particularly interested in comments that: • 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, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:14 Apr 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 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., by permitting electronic submission of responses. III. Current Action This notice requests comments on the proposed extension of the approval of the ICR relating to PTEs 76–1, 77–10, and 78–6. The Department is not proposing or implementing changes to the existing information collection requirements at this time. The following summarizes the ICR and the current burden estimates: Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. Titles: Prohibited Transaction Class Exemptions for Multiple Employer Plans and Multiple Employer Apprenticeship Plans, PTCE 76–1, PTCE 77–10, PTCE 78–6. OMB Number: 1210–0058. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions. Respondents: 3,442. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Responses: 5,326. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,225. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: April 19, 2006. Susan G. Lahne, Office of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. E6–6397 Filed 4–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P 25229 SUMMARY: This document contains notices of pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of proposed exemptions from certain of the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (the Act) and/or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code). Written Comments and Hearing Requests All interested persons are invited to submit written comments or requests for a hearing on the pending exemptions, unless otherwise stated in the Notice of Proposed Exemption, within 45 days from the date of publication of this Federal Register Notice. Comments and requests for a hearing should state: (1) The name, address, and telephone number of the person making the comment or request, and (2) the nature of the person’s interest in the exemption and the manner in which the person would be adversely affected by the exemption. A request for a hearing must also state the issues to be addressed and include a general description of the evidence to be presented at the hearing. ADDRESSES: All written comments and requests for a hearing (at least three copies) should be sent to the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Office of Exemption Determinations, Room N–5700, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Attention: Application No. lll, stated in each Notice of Proposed Exemption. Interested persons are also invited to submit comments and/or hearing requests to EBSA via e-mail or fax. Any such comments or requests should be sent either by e-mail to: moffitt.betty@dol.gov, or by fax to (202) 219–0204 by the end of the scheduled comment period. The applications for exemption and the comments received will be available for public inspection in the Public Documents Room of the Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–1513, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Notice to Interested Persons DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration [Application No. D–11033, et al.] Proposed Exemptions; The Southwest Gas Corporation (Southwest Gas) Employee Benefits Security Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice of proposed exemptions. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of the proposed exemptions will be provided to all interested persons in the manner agreed upon by the applicant and the Department within 15 days of the date of publication in the Federal Register. Such notice shall include a copy of the notice of proposed exemption as published in the Federal Register and shall inform interested persons of their right to comment and to request a hearing (where appropriate). E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employee Benefits Security Administration


Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request; 
Prohibited Transaction Class Exemptions for Multiple Employer Plans and 
Multiple Employer Apprenticeship Plans, PTE 76-1, PTE 77-10, PTE 78-6.

ACTION: Notice

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections 
of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that 
the Department can properly assess the impact of its information 
collection requirements on respondents and minimize the reporting 
burden (time and financial resources) on the public and that the public 
can understand the Department's collection instruments and provide the 
requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits 
Security Administration is soliciting comments concerning the 
information collections incorporated in three related prohibited 
transactions class exemptions (PTEs) that apply to certain transactions 
involving collectively bargained multiple employer plans. A copy of the 
information collection request (ICR) may be obtained by contacting the 
office listed in the Addresses section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office shown in the 
addresses section below on or before June 27, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Susan G. Lahne, Office of 
Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-5718, 
Washington, DC 20210, (210) 693-8410, FAX (202) 219-4745 (the foregoing 
are not toll-free numbers). Comments may also be submitted 
electronically to the following Internet e-mail address: 
ebsa.opr@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    This ICR covers information collections contained in three related 
prohibited transaction class exemptions: PTE 76-1, PTE 77-10, and PTE 
78-6. All three of these exemptions cover transactions that were 
recognized by the Department as being well-established, reasonable and 
customary transactions in which collectively bargained multiple 
employer plans (principally, multiemployer plans, but also including 
other collectively bargained multiple employer plans) frequently engage 
in order to carry out their purposes.
    PTE 76-1 provides relief, under specified conditions, for three 
types of transactions: (1) Part A of PTE 76-1

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permits collectively bargained multiple employer plans to take several 
types of actions regarding delinquent or uncollectible employer 
contributions; (2) Part B of PTE 76-1 permits collectively bargained 
multiple employer plans, under specified conditions, to make 
construction loans to participating employers; and (3) Part C of PTE 
76-1 permits collectively bargained multiple employer plans to share 
office space and administrative services, and the costs associated with 
such office space and services, with parties in interest. PTE 77-10 
complements Part C of PTE 76-1 by including, with respect to 
collectively bargained multiple employer plans' sharing office space 
and administrative services with parties in interest, relief from the 
prohibitions of subsection 406(b)(2) of ERISA, under specific 
conditions. PTE 78-6 provides an exemption to collectively bargained 
multiple employer apprenticeship plans for the purchase or leasing of 
personal property from a contributing employer (or its wholly owned 
subsidiary) and for the leasing of real property (other than office 
space within the contemplation of section 408(b)(2) of ERISA) from a 
contributing employer (or its wholly owned subsidiary) or an employee 
organization any of whose members' work results in contributions being 
made to the plan.
    Each of these three PTEs requires, as part of its conditions, 
either written agreements, recordkeeping, or both. The Department has 
combined the information collection provisions of the three PTEs into 
one information collection request (ICR) because it believes that the 
public benefits from having the opportunity to collectively review 
these closely related exemptions and their similar information 
collections. The Department previously submitted an ICR to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of the information 
collections in PTEs 76-1, 77-10, and 78-6 and received OMB approval 
under the OMB Control No. 1210-0058. The current approval is scheduled 
to expire on July 31, 2006.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    The Department is particularly interested in comments that:
     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., by 
permitting electronic submission of responses.

III. Current Action

    This notice requests comments on the proposed extension of the 
approval of the ICR relating to PTEs 76-1, 77-10, and 78-6. The 
Department is not proposing or implementing changes to the existing 
information collection requirements at this time. The following 
summarizes the ICR and the current burden estimates:
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of 
Labor.
    Titles: Prohibited Transaction Class Exemptions for Multiple 
Employer Plans and Multiple Employer Apprenticeship Plans, PTCE 76-1, 
PTCE 77-10, PTCE 78-6.
    OMB Number: 1210-0058.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Respondents: 3,442.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Responses: 5,326.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,225.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information 
collection request; they will also become a matter of public record.

    Dated: April 19, 2006.
Susan G. Lahne,
Office of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security 
Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-6397 Filed 4-27-06; 8:45 am]
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