Technical Amendment, 63379-63380 [2010-25521]

Download as PDF 63379 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 199 Friday, October 15, 2010 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. components. See Secretary’s Order 10– 2009, 74 FR 58834 (Nov. 13, 2009). The Secretary then delegated her authority to administer the LHWCA and the BLBA directly to the Director, OWCP. Id. The changes made by this rule simply reflect this administrative reorganization and do not change any substantive rule governing administration of these statutes. II. Summary of the Rule DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs 20 CFR Chapter VI RIN 1290–AA24 Technical Amendment Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Labor. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Department of Labor is revising its regulations to reflect the Secretary’s delegation of authority to administer the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act and its extensions (LHWCA) and the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA) to the Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP). This authority previously resided with the Employment Standards Administration (ESA), which has now been dissolved. DATES: Effective October 15, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shelby Hallmark, Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–3524, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693–0031 (this is not a toll-free number). TTY/ TDD callers may dial toll free 1–800– 877–8339 for further information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: I. Background of This Rulemaking Prior to November 8, 2009, the Secretary had delegated her statutory authority to administer the LHWCA and the BLBA to the Assistant Secretary for the Employment Standards Administration. Secretary’s Order 13– 71, 36 FR 8755 (May 12, 1971). The Assistant Secretary, in turn, delegated authority to administer both programs to OWCP, one of ESA’s sub-agencies. On November 8, 2009, the Secretary dissolved ESA into its constituent VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:58 Oct 14, 2010 Jkt 223001 A. Revision of 20 CFR Chapter VI Heading This rule revises the heading of 20 CFR chapter VI, which contains regulations governing the administration of the LHWCA and the BLBA. (A full list of citations for the statutes addressed by 20 CFR chapter VI is set forth at 20 CFR 701.101.) The rule replaces the title ‘‘Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor’’ with ‘‘Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Department of Labor.’’ The heading change reflects the abolition of ESA and the Secretary’s current delegation of administrative authority over the LHWCA and the BLBA to OWCP. B. Section 701.201 Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs This rule has been revised to remove references and cross-references to the now-dissolved ESA and to clarify the Secretary’s delegation of authority for the administration of the LHWCA and the BLBA to OWCP. III. Statutory Authority Section 39(a) of the LHWCA (33 U.S.C. 939(a)) and sections 411(b) and 426(a) of the BLBA (30 U.S.C. 921(b) and 936(a)); 5 U.S.C. 301 (Departmental Regulations); 29 U.S.C. 551 et seq. (Establishment of Department; Secretary; Seal); and Reorganization Plan No. 6 1950 (5 U.S.C. App. 1 Reorg. Plan 6 1950) authorize the Secretary of Labor to prescribe rules and regulations necessary for the administration and enforcement of the LHWCA and the BLBA. 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(A). Rules are also exempt when an agency finds ‘‘good cause’’ that notice and comment rulemaking procedures would be ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B). An agency may similarly make the rule effective upon publication when it determines that delaying the effective date of the rule, as normally required by 5 U.S.C. 553, is unnecessary and good cause exists to make the rule effective immediately. 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). Here, the Department has determined that this rulemaking meets the noticeand-comment exemption requirements in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(A) and (b)(3)(B). The Department’s revisions to the 20 CFR chapter VI heading and § 701.201 pertain solely to the delegation of administrative authority within the Department, and do not alter any substantive standard. The Department does not believe public comment is necessary for these minor revisions. For these reasons, the Department also finds that good cause exists under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) to make the revisions effective immediately upon publication in the Federal Register. Regulatory Flexibility Act Because the Department has concluded that this action is not subject to the Administrative Procedure Act’s proposed rulemaking requirements, it is not subject to the regulatory flexibility provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). Unfunded Mandates Reform Act This action does not significantly or uniquely affect small governments or impose a significant intergovernmental mandate (2 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Paperwork Reduction Act This action does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). IV. Rulemaking Analyses Executive Order 12866 Administrative Procedure Act Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) exempts ‘‘rules of agency organization, procedure, or practice’’ from proposed rulemaking (i.e., notice-and-comment rulemaking). This action is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ and is therefore not subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735 (Oct. 4, 1993)). PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\15OCR1.SGM 15OCR1 63380 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 199 / Friday, October 15, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Executive Order 13132 (Federalism) DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY The Department has reviewed this proposed rule in accordance with Executive Order 13132 regarding federalism, and has determined that it does not have ‘‘federalism implications.’’ The rule will not ‘‘have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government.’’ Internal Revenue Service Executive Order 12988 (Civil Justice Reform) 26 CFR Part 1 [TD 9502] RIN 1545–BF90 Exclusions From Gross Income of Foreign Corporations; Correction ■ Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Correcting amendment. § 1.883–5 AGENCY: This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 9502) that were published in the Federal Register on Friday, September 17, 2010 (75 FR 56858) under section 883(a) and (c) of the Internal Revenue Code, concerning the exclusion from gross income of income derived by certain foreign corporations from the international operation of ships or aircraft. SUMMARY: This rule meets the applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. List of Subjects in 20 CFR Part 701 Longshore and harbor workers, Organization and functions (government agencies), Workers’ compensation. Based on the authority and reasons set forth in the preamble, 20 CFR chapter VI is amended to read as follows: ■ This correction is effective on October 15, 2010, and is applicable on September 17, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia A. Bray, (202) 622–3880 (not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: CHAPTER VI—OFFICE OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Background 1. Revise the chapter heading of 20 CFR chapter VI to read as shown above. PART 701—GENERAL; ADMINISTERING AGENCY; DEFINITIONS AND USE OF TERMS The final regulations (TD 9502) that are the subject of this document are under section 883 of the Internal Revenue Code. Need for Correction ■ 2. The authority citation for part 701 is revised to read as follows: Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301 and 8171 et seq.; 33 U.S.C. 939; 36 D.C. Code 501 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 1651 et seq.; 43 U.S.C. 1331; Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1950, 15 FR 3174, 3 CFR, 1949–1953 Comp., p. 1004, 64 Stat. 1263; Secretary’s Order 10–2009, 74 FR 58834 (Nov. 13, 2009). ■ 3. Revise § 701.201 to read as follows: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES § 701.201 Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. List of Subjects in 26 CFR Part 1 Income taxes, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Correction of Publication Accordingly, 26 CFR part 1 is corrected by making the following correcting amendments: ■ PART 1—INCOME TAXES Paragraph 1. The authority citation for part 1 continues to read in part as follows: The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is responsible for administering the LHWCA and its extensions. ■ Signed at Washington, DC, this 5th day of October 2010. Seth D. Harris, Deputy Secretary. ■ Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805 * * * Par. 2. Section 1.883–2 is amended by revising paragraph (f)(4)(ii)(C) to read as follows: [FR Doc. 2010–25521 Filed 10–14–10; 8:45 am] § 1.883–2 Treatment of publicly-traded corporations. BILLING CODE 4510–23–P * VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:58 Oct 14, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 * * Frm 00002 Par. 3. Section 1.883–5 is amended by revising the heading of paragraph (d) to read as follows: Effective/applicability dates. * * * * * (d) Effective/applicability dates. * * * LaNita Van Dyke, Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration). [FR Doc. 2010–25950 Filed 10–14–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION 29 CFR Part 4022 Benefits Payable in Terminated SingleEmployer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Paying Benefits Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: As published, the final regulations (TD 9502) contain errors that may prove to be misleading and are in need of clarification. ■ (f) * * * (4) * * * (ii) * * * (C) The number of days during the taxable year of the foreign corporation that such qualified shareholders owned, directly or indirectly, their shares in the closely held block of stock. * * * * * * Fmt 4700 * Sfmt 4700 This final rule amends Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s regulation on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans to prescribe interest assumptions under the regulation for valuation dates in November 2010. Interest assumptions are also published on PBGC’s Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov). DATES: Effective November 1, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine B. Klion, Manager, Regulatory and Policy Division, Legislative and Regulatory Department, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005, 202–326– 4024. (TTY/TDD users may call the Federal relay service toll-free at 1–800– 877–8339 and ask to be connected to 202–326–4024.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PBGC’s regulation on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans (29 CFR part 4022) prescribes actuarial assumptions—including interest assumptions—for paying plan benefits under terminating single-employer plans covered by title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15OCR1.SGM 15OCR1

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[FR Doc No: 2010-25521]



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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 
Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each 
week.

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Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 199 / Friday, October 15, 2010 / 
Rules and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

20 CFR Chapter VI

RIN 1290-AA24


Technical Amendment

AGENCY: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Labor.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor is revising its regulations to reflect 
the Secretary's delegation of authority to administer the Longshore and 
Harbor Workers Compensation Act and its extensions (LHWCA) and the 
Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA) to the Director, Office of Workers' 
Compensation Programs (OWCP). This authority previously resided with 
the Employment Standards Administration (ESA), which has now been 
dissolved.

DATES: Effective October 15, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shelby Hallmark, Director, Office of 
Workers' Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-3524, 
200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 
693-0031 (this is not a toll-free number). TTY/TDD callers may dial 
toll free 1-800-877-8339 for further information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background of This Rulemaking

    Prior to November 8, 2009, the Secretary had delegated her 
statutory authority to administer the LHWCA and the BLBA to the 
Assistant Secretary for the Employment Standards Administration. 
Secretary's Order 13-71, 36 FR 8755 (May 12, 1971). The Assistant 
Secretary, in turn, delegated authority to administer both programs to 
OWCP, one of ESA's sub-agencies.
    On November 8, 2009, the Secretary dissolved ESA into its 
constituent components. See Secretary's Order 10-2009, 74 FR 58834 
(Nov. 13, 2009). The Secretary then delegated her authority to 
administer the LHWCA and the BLBA directly to the Director, OWCP. Id. 
The changes made by this rule simply reflect this administrative 
reorganization and do not change any substantive rule governing 
administration of these statutes.

II. Summary of the Rule

A. Revision of 20 CFR Chapter VI Heading

    This rule revises the heading of 20 CFR chapter VI, which contains 
regulations governing the administration of the LHWCA and the BLBA. (A 
full list of citations for the statutes addressed by 20 CFR chapter VI 
is set forth at 20 CFR 701.101.) The rule replaces the title 
``Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor'' with 
``Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Department of Labor.'' The 
heading change reflects the abolition of ESA and the Secretary's 
current delegation of administrative authority over the LHWCA and the 
BLBA to OWCP.

B. Section 701.201 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

    This rule has been revised to remove references and cross-
references to the now-dissolved ESA and to clarify the Secretary's 
delegation of authority for the administration of the LHWCA and the 
BLBA to OWCP.

III. Statutory Authority

    Section 39(a) of the LHWCA (33 U.S.C. 939(a)) and sections 411(b) 
and 426(a) of the BLBA (30 U.S.C. 921(b) and 936(a)); 5 U.S.C. 301 
(Departmental Regulations); 29 U.S.C. 551 et seq. (Establishment of 
Department; Secretary; Seal); and Reorganization Plan No. 6 1950 (5 
U.S.C. App. 1 Reorg. Plan 6 1950) authorize the Secretary of Labor to 
prescribe rules and regulations necessary for the administration and 
enforcement of the LHWCA and the BLBA.

IV. Rulemaking Analyses

Administrative Procedure Act

    Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) exempts 
``rules of agency organization, procedure, or practice'' from proposed 
rulemaking (i.e., notice-and-comment rulemaking). 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(3)(A). Rules are also exempt when an agency finds ``good cause'' 
that notice and comment rulemaking procedures would be ``impracticable, 
unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.'' 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(3)(B). An agency may similarly make the rule effective upon 
publication when it determines that delaying the effective date of the 
rule, as normally required by 5 U.S.C. 553, is unnecessary and good 
cause exists to make the rule effective immediately. 5 U.S.C. 
553(d)(3).
    Here, the Department has determined that this rulemaking meets the 
notice-and-comment exemption requirements in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(A) and 
(b)(3)(B). The Department's revisions to the 20 CFR chapter VI heading 
and Sec.  701.201 pertain solely to the delegation of administrative 
authority within the Department, and do not alter any substantive 
standard. The Department does not believe public comment is necessary 
for these minor revisions. For these reasons, the Department also finds 
that good cause exists under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) to make the revisions 
effective immediately upon publication in the Federal Register.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Because the Department has concluded that this action is not 
subject to the Administrative Procedure Act's proposed rulemaking 
requirements, it is not subject to the regulatory flexibility 
provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.).

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    This action does not significantly or uniquely affect small 
governments or impose a significant intergovernmental mandate (2 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.).

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This action does not impose an information collection burden under 
the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

Executive Order 12866

    This action is not a ``significant regulatory action'' and is 
therefore not subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget 
under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735 (Oct. 4, 1993)).

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Executive Order 13132 (Federalism)

    The Department has reviewed this proposed rule in accordance with 
Executive Order 13132 regarding federalism, and has determined that it 
does not have ``federalism implications.'' The rule will not ``have 
substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between 
the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power 
and responsibilities among the various levels of government.''

Executive Order 12988 (Civil Justice Reform)

    This rule meets the applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 
3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize 
litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden.

List of Subjects in 20 CFR Part 701

    Longshore and harbor workers, Organization and functions 
(government agencies), Workers' compensation.

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Based on the authority and reasons set forth in the preamble, 20 CFR 
chapter VI is amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER VI--OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF 
LABOR

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1. Revise the chapter heading of 20 CFR chapter VI to read as shown 
above.

PART 701--GENERAL; ADMINISTERING AGENCY; DEFINITIONS AND USE OF 
TERMS

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2. The authority citation for part 701 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 301 and 8171 et seq.; 33 U.S.C. 939; 36 
D.C. Code 501 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 1651 et seq.; 43 U.S.C. 1331; 
Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1950, 15 FR 3174, 3 CFR, 1949-1953 
Comp., p. 1004, 64 Stat. 1263; Secretary's Order 10-2009, 74 FR 
58834 (Nov. 13, 2009).

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3. Revise Sec.  701.201 to read as follows:


Sec.  701.201  Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.

    The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs is responsible for 
administering the LHWCA and its extensions.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 5th day of October 2010.
Seth D. Harris,
Deputy Secretary.
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