Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Survey Regarding Pension Benefit Statements, 4458-4459 [2013-01156]

Download as PDF 4458 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 22, 2013 / Notices exempt, that contains a newly controlled substance will require a new application for exemption pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 811(g)(3)(B) and 21 CFR 1308.23–1308.24. Review of Exemptions Pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 811(g)(3) Based on inquiries received from industry, DEA is conducting a comprehensive review of the exempt chemical preparation regulations. DEA’s regulations at 21 CFR 1308.24(a) state that approved chemical preparations are exempt from certain provisions of both Subchapter I and Subchapter II of the CSA: ‘‘The chemical preparations and mixtures approved pursuant to 1308.23 are exempt from application of sections 302, 303, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 1002, 1003 and 1004 of the Act (21 U.S.C. 822–823, 825–829, 952–954) and 1301.74 of this chapter, to the extent described in paragraphs (b) to (h) of this section.’’ Pursuant to its regulations, DEA has provided exemptions from the application of section 302, 303, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 1002, 1003, and 1004 of the Act (21 U.S.C. 822–823, 825–829, 952–954) and 21 CFR 1301.74 since the implementation of the regulations in the early 1970s. Until DEA’s analysis of the exemption regulations is complete, DEA will continue to review and provide exemptions to chemical preparations consistent with the implementing regulations, when warranted. DEA will publish a future notice regarding the outcome of DEA’s review of its regulations with respect to the exemption of chemical preparations. Request for Comment Pursuant to 21 CFR 1308.23, any interested person may submit written comments on or objections to any chemical preparation in this order that has been approved or denied as exempt. If any comments or objections raise significant issues regarding any finding of fact or conclusion of law upon which this order is based, the Deputy Assistant Administrator will immediately suspend the effectiveness of any applicable part of this order until he may reconsider the application in light of the comments and objections filed. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with Approved Exempt Chemical Preparations Are Posted on DEA’s Web site A list of all current exemptions, including those listed in this order, is available on DEA’s Web site at http:// www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/schedules/ exempt/exempt_chemlist.pdf. The dates of applications of all current exemptions are posted for easy reference. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jan 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 Dated: January 14, 2013. Joseph T. Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–01133 Filed 1–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Survey Regarding Pension Benefit Statements Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (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 public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) described below. A copy of the ICRs may be obtained by contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. ICRs also are available at reginfo.gov (http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain). DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office shown in the Addresses section on or before March 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: G. Christopher Cosby, Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., N–5718, Washington, DC 20210, (202) 693–8410, FAX (202) 693–4745 (these are not tollfree numbers). SUMMARY: I. Supplementary Information This notice requests public comment on the Department’s proposed collection of information regarding a survey and focus groups that will ask respondents to answer questions related to information presented in benefit statements received from their retirement plans. A summary of the ICR and the current burden estimates follows: PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. Title: Household survey questions and experiments related to pension benefit statements. Type of Review: New collection of information. OMB Number: 1210–NEW. Respondents: 2,950. Number of Annual Responses: 2,950. Total Burden Hours: 945 hours. Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0. Total Annual Costs: $244,800. Description: The Department is planning to survey participants in an existing household Internet panel called the American Life Panel (ALP) and conduct four focus groups consisting of non-panel members to explore whether information presented in retirement plan benefit statements can be presented in a manner that is understandable for participants and beneficiaries and makes them better prepared for retirement. Topics probed in the survey include participants’ current allocations to their retirement accounts, their expectations for how long they will need to keep working, their financial goals for retirement, the basis for calculating those goals, how frequently they view their current benefits statement, whether they receive benefit statements in paper or electronic format, and what information from the statements do they primarily focus on. Survey participants will then be provided with two different benefits statements that provide slightly different information and will be asked to answer several questions based on those statements to better assess what they understand about the statements. The study results will be used to support the Department’s rulemaking pursuant to section 105(a) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 as amended by the Pension Protection Act of 2006, which requires administrators of ERISA-covered individual account plans to furnish periodic benefit statements to participants and beneficiaries and the Department to develop model benefits statements. II. Focus of Comments The Department is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the collections of information are 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 collections of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 22, 2013 / Notices • 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 ICRs for OMB approval of the extension of the information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Joseph S. Piacentini, Director, Office of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–01156 Filed 1–18–13; 8:45 am] review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this solicitation. DATES: The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is March 19, 2013. Applications must be received no later than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kia Mason, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N–4716, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202–693–2606. Signed January 14, 2013, in Washington, DC. Eric D. Luetkenhaus, Grant Officer, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–01141 Filed 1–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FT–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR BILLING CODE 4510–29–P Employment and Training Administration DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance Employment and Training Administration In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2273) the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of AGENCY: Employment and Training determinations regarding eligibility to Administration, Labor. apply for trade adjustment assistance for ACTION: Notice of Solicitation for Grant workers by (TA–W) number issued Applications (SGA). during the period of January 1, 2013 through January 4, 2013. Funding Opportunity Number: SGA/ In order for an affirmative DFA PY–12–02. determination to be made for workers of SUMMARY: The Employment and a primary firm and a certification issued Training Administration (ETA), U.S. regarding eligibility to apply for worker Department of Labor (DOL), announces adjustment assistance, each of the group the availability of approximately $75 eligibility requirements of Section million in grant funds authorized by the 222(a) of the Act must be met. YouthBuild provisions of the Workforce I. Under Section 222(a)(2)(A), the Investment Act [29 U.S.C. 2918a]. The following must be satisfied: final amount available depends on the (1) A significant number or proportion amount of funds appropriated for of the workers in such workers’ firm YouthBuild in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. have become totally or partially YouthBuild grants will be awarded separated, or are threatened to become through a competitive process. Under totally or partially separated; this solicitation, DOL will award grants (2) The sales or production, or both, to organizations to oversee the provision of such firm have decreased absolutely; of education, occupational skills and training, and employment services to (3) One of the following must be disadvantaged youth in their satisfied: communities while performing (A) Imports of articles or services like meaningful work and service to their or directly competitive with articles communities. produced or services supplied by such The complete SGA and any firm have increased; subsequent SGA amendments in (B) Imports of articles like or directly connection with this solicitation are competitive with articles into which one described in further detail on ETA’s or more component parts produced by Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/ such firm are directly incorporated, grants/ or on http://www.grants.gov. The have increased; (C) Imports of articles directly Web sites provide application incorporating one or more component information, eligibility requirements, tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for YouthBuild Grants VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jan 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4459 parts produced outside the United States that are like or directly competitive with imports of articles incorporating one or more component parts produced by such firm have increased; (D) Imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles which are produced directly using services supplied by such firm, have increased; and (4) The increase in imports contributed importantly to such workers’ separation or threat of separation and to the decline in the sales or production of such firm; or II. Section 222(a)(2)(B) all of the following must be satisfied: (1) A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers’ firm have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; (2) One of the following must be satisfied: (A) There has been a shift by the workers’ firm to a foreign country in the production of articles or supply of services like or directly competitive with those produced/supplied by the workers’ firm; (B) There has been an acquisition from a foreign country by the workers’ firm of articles/services that are like or directly competitive with those produced/supplied by the workers’ firm; and (3) The shift/acquisition contributed importantly to the workers’ separation or threat of separation. In order for an affirmative determination to be made for adversely affected workers in public agencies and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(b) of the Act must be met. (1) A significant number or proportion of the workers in the public agency have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; (2) The public agency has acquired from a foreign country services like or directly competitive with services which are supplied by such agency; and (3) The acquisition of services contributed importantly to such workers’ separation or threat of separation. In order for an affirmative determination to be made for adversely affected secondary workers of a firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(c) of the Act must be met. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 14 (Tuesday, January 22, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4458-4459]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01156]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employee Benefits Security Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment; Survey Regarding Pension Benefit Statements

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 95) (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 public's reporting burden. It also helps 
the public understand the Department's information collection 
requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. The 
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments 
on the proposed information collection request (ICR) described below. A 
copy of the ICRs may be obtained by contacting the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this notice. ICRs also are available at 
reginfo.gov (http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office shown in the 
Addresses section on or before March 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: G. Christopher Cosby, Department of Labor, Employee Benefits 
Security Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., N-5718, 
Washington, DC 20210, (202) 693-8410, FAX (202) 693-4745 (these are not 
toll-free numbers).

I. Supplementary Information

    This notice requests public comment on the Department's proposed 
collection of information regarding a survey and focus groups that will 
ask respondents to answer questions related to information presented in 
benefit statements received from their retirement plans. A summary of 
the ICR and the current burden estimates follows:
    Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of 
Labor.
    Title: Household survey questions and experiments related to 
pension benefit statements.
    Type of Review: New collection of information.
    OMB Number: 1210-NEW.
    Respondents: 2,950.
    Number of Annual Responses: 2,950.
    Total Burden Hours: 945 hours.
    Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs: $244,800.
    Description: The Department is planning to survey participants in 
an existing household Internet panel called the American Life Panel 
(ALP) and conduct four focus groups consisting of non-panel members to 
explore whether information presented in retirement plan benefit 
statements can be presented in a manner that is understandable for 
participants and beneficiaries and makes them better prepared for 
retirement. Topics probed in the survey include participants' current 
allocations to their retirement accounts, their expectations for how 
long they will need to keep working, their financial goals for 
retirement, the basis for calculating those goals, how frequently they 
view their current benefits statement, whether they receive benefit 
statements in paper or electronic format, and what information from the 
statements do they primarily focus on. Survey participants will then be 
provided with two different benefits statements that provide slightly 
different information and will be asked to answer several questions 
based on those statements to better assess what they understand about 
the statements.
    The study results will be used to support the Department's 
rulemaking pursuant to section 105(a) of the Employee Retirement Income 
Security Act of 1974 as amended by the Pension Protection Act of 2006, 
which requires administrators of ERISA-covered individual account plans 
to furnish periodic benefit statements to participants and 
beneficiaries and the Department to develop model benefits statements.

II. Focus of Comments

    The Department is particularly interested in comments that:
     Evaluate whether the collections of information are 
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 
collections of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used;

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     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 ICRs for OMB approval of the extension of the 
information collection; they will also become a matter of public 
record.

Joseph S. Piacentini,
Director, Office of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-01156 Filed 1-18-13; 8:45 am]
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