Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Request for Public Comment; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 80-83; Employee Benefit Plan Purchase of Securities Benefiting Party in Interest Issuer, 69366 [E9-31001]

Download as PDF 69366 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 250 / Thursday, December 31, 2009 / Notices Dated: December 24, 2009. Joseph S. Piacentini, Director, Office of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. E9–31000 Filed 12–30–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Request for Public Comment; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 80–83; Employee Benefit Plan Purchase of Securities Benefiting Party in Interest Issuer erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the information collection provisions of Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption (PTE) 80–83. 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 on or before March 1, 2010. 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–5647, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693–8410; Fax: (202) 219–4745. These 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 PTE 80–83 provides an exemption from certain prohibited transaction provisions of the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:06 Dec 30, 2009 Jkt 220001 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 submissions of responses. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the ICR submitted to OMB; they will also become a matter of public record. II. Current Actions BILLING CODE 4510–29–P (ERISA) and from certain taxes imposed by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (Code) for transactions in which an employee benefit plan purchases securities when the proceeds from such purchase may be used to reduce or retire a debt owed by a party in interest with respect to such plan, provided that specified conditions are met. Among other conditions, PTE 80–83 requires that adequate records pertaining to an exempted transaction be maintained for six years. The Department has approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for this information collection requirement under OMB Control No. 1210–0064. This approval is currently scheduled to expire on March 31, 2010. Dated: December 24, 2009. Joseph A. Piacentini, Director, Office of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. E9–31001 Filed 12–30–09; 8:45 am] This notice requests public comment pertaining to the Department’s request for extension of OMB approval of the information collection contained in PTE 80–83. After considering comments received in response to this notice, the Department intends to submit an ICR to OMB for continuing approval of the information collection contained in PTE 80–83. No change to the existing ICR is proposed or made at this time. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a valid OMB control number. A summary of the ICR and the current burden estimates follows: Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. Title: Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 80–83; Employee Benefit Plan Purchase of Securities Benefiting Party in Interest Issuer. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. OMB Number: 1210–0064. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions. Respondents: 25. Responses: 25. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2 hours. III. Desired Focus of Comments The Department of Labor (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, PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 75–1; Employee Benefit Plan Security Transactions With Broker-Dealers, Reporting Dealers and Banks AGENCY: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This program helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments on a proposed extension of the current approval of information collection provisions incorporated in the Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption (PTE) 75–1, pertaining to securities and other related transactions with broker-dealers, reporting dealers and banks. A copy of the information E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 250 (Thursday, December 31, 2009)]
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[FR Doc No: E9-31001]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employee Benefits Security Administration


Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Request for Public 
Comment; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 80-83; Employee Benefit 
Plan Purchase of Securities Benefiting Party in Interest Issuer

AGENCY: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), 
provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to 
comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This 
helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection 
requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps 
the public understand the Department's information collection 
requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. 
Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is 
soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the information 
collection provisions of Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption (PTE) 
80-83. 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 on or before March 1, 2010.

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-5647, 
Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693-8410; Fax: (202) 219-4745. 
These 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

    PTE 80-83 provides an exemption from certain prohibited transaction 
provisions of the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 
(ERISA) and from certain taxes imposed by the Internal Revenue Code of 
1986 (Code) for transactions in which an employee benefit plan 
purchases securities when the proceeds from such purchase may be used 
to reduce or retire a debt owed by a party in interest with respect to 
such plan, provided that specified conditions are met. Among other 
conditions, PTE 80-83 requires that adequate records pertaining to an 
exempted transaction be maintained for six years. The Department has 
approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for this 
information collection requirement under OMB Control No. 1210-0064. 
This approval is currently scheduled to expire on March 31, 2010.

II. Current Actions

    This notice requests public comment pertaining to the Department's 
request for extension of OMB approval of the information collection 
contained in PTE 80-83. After considering comments received in response 
to this notice, the Department intends to submit an ICR to OMB for 
continuing approval of the information collection contained in PTE 80-
83. No change to the existing ICR is proposed or made at this time. An 
agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to 
respond to, an information collection unless it displays a valid OMB 
control number. A summary of the ICR and the current burden estimates 
follows:
    Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of 
Labor.
    Title: Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 80-83; Employee 
Benefit Plan Purchase of Securities Benefiting Party in Interest 
Issuer.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    OMB Number: 1210-0064.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Respondents: 25.
    Responses: 25.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2 hours.

III. Desired Focus of Comments

    The Department of Labor (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 submissions of responses.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the ICR submitted to OMB; they will also become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: December 24, 2009.
Joseph A. Piacentini,
Director, Office of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security 
Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-31001 Filed 12-30-09; 8:45 am]
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