Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project, 54231-54232 [2010-22016]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 171 / Friday, September 3, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service [REG–118412–10] RIN 1545–BJ51 Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project 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, Public Law 104–13(44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the Interim Final Rules, Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage Relating to Status as a Grandfathered Health Plan under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 2, 2010 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Gerald Shields, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be directed to Elaine Christophe, (202) 622–3179, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Elaine.H.Christophe@irs.gov. SUMMARY: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Interim Final Rules for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage Relating to Status as a Grandfathered Health Plan under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. OMB Number: 1545–2178. Regulation Project Number: REG– 118412–10 [RIN 1545–BJ51]. Abstract: This document contains interim final regulations implementing the rules for group health plans and health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets under provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act regarding status as a grandfathered health plan. Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:33 Sep 02, 2010 Jkt 220001 Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 56,347,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 323,000 Hours. 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: August 26, 2010. Gerald Shields, Supervisory Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2010–22015 Filed 9–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service [REG–125592–10] RIN 1545–BJ63 Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00148 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54231 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: 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, Public Law 104–13(44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the Interim Final Rules, Affordable Care Act Internal Claims and Appeals and External review Disclosures. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 2, 2010 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Gerald Shields, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be directed to Elaine Christophe, (202) 622–3179, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Elaine.H.Christophe@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Affordable Care Act Internal Claims and Appeals and External review Disclosures. OMB Number: 1545–2182. Regulation Project Number: REG– 125592–10 [RIN 1545–BJ63]. Abstract: Section 2719 of the Public Health Service Act, incorporated into Code section 9815 by section 1563(f) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111–148, requires group health plans and issuers of group health insurance coverage, in connection with internal appeals of claims denials, to provide claimants free of charge with any evidence relied upon in deciding the appeal that was not relied on in making the initial denial of the claim. This is a third party disclosure requirement. Individuals appealing a denial of a claim should be able to respond to any new evidence the plan or issuer relies on in the appeal, and this disclosure requirement is essential so that the claimant knows of the new evidence. Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 62,000. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 54232 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 171 / Friday, September 3, 2010 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150 Hours. 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: August 26, 2010. Gerald Shields, Supervisory Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2010–22016 Filed 9–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Report of Covered Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Importers (Form-8947) Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:33 Sep 02, 2010 Jkt 220001 opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form8947, Report of Covered Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Importers. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 2, 2010 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Gerald Shields, Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Elaine Christophe, (202) 622–3179, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Elaine.H.Christophe@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Report of Covered Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Importers. OMB Number: 1545–XXXX. Form Number: Report of Covered Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Importers Form-8947). Abstract: Report of Covered Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Importers allows for fee to be assessed against entities selling branded prescription drugs to specified government agencies, based in part on controlled group status and credits allowed for qualified ‘‘orphan drugs.’’ Current Actions: This new form is being submitted to OMB for approval and a new OMB control number. Type of Review: New Collection. Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400. Estimated Time per Respondent Recordkeeping: 6 Hours, 28 minutes. Estimated Time per Respondent Learning: 1 Hour, 17 minutes. Estimated Time per Respondent Preparing: 1 Hour, 27 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,680 Hours. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00149 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: August 26, 2010. Gerald Shields, IRS Supervisory Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2010–22017 Filed 9–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92– 463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that a meeting of the Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee will be held on September 14–15, 2010, in Room 250, Department of Veterans Affairs, 1575 Eye Street, NW., Washington, DC. On September 14, the session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. On September 15, the session will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 12 noon. This meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Under Secretary for Health on all matters pertaining to geriatrics and gerontology. The Committee assesses the capability of VA health care facilities and programs to meet the medical, psychological, and social needs of older Veterans and evaluates VA programs designated as Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Centers. E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 171 (Friday, September 3, 2010)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-22016]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service

[REG-125592-10]
RIN 1545-BJ63


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

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, Public Law 104-13(44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning 
the Interim Final Rules, Affordable Care Act Internal Claims and 
Appeals and External review Disclosures.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 2, 
2010 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Gerald Shields, Internal 
Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, 
DC 20224.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the regulations should be directed to Elaine Christophe, 
(202) 622-3179, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the 
internet, at Elaine.H.Christophe@irs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Affordable Care Act Internal Claims and Appeals and External 
review Disclosures.
    OMB Number: 1545-2182.
    Regulation Project Number: REG-125592-10 [RIN 1545-BJ63].
    Abstract: Section 2719 of the Public Health Service Act, 
incorporated into Code section 9815 by section 1563(f) of the Patient 
Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148, requires group 
health plans and issuers of group health insurance coverage, in 
connection with internal appeals of claims denials, to provide 
claimants free of charge with any evidence relied upon in deciding the 
appeal that was not relied on in making the initial denial of the 
claim. This is a third party disclosure requirement. Individuals 
appealing a denial of a claim should be able to respond to any new 
evidence the plan or issuer relies on in the appeal, and this 
disclosure requirement is essential so that the claimant knows of the 
new evidence.
    Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 62,000.

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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150 Hours.
    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: August 26, 2010.
Gerald Shields,
Supervisory Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2010-22016 Filed 9-2-10; 8:45 am]
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