Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Annual Funding Notice for Defined Benefit Pension Plans, 19017-19018 [2013-07236]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 60 / Thursday, March 28, 2013 / Notices 19017 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Drug Enforcement Administration Drug Enforcement Administration Office of the Secretary Manufacturer of Controlled Substances; Notice of Application; Johnson Matthey Pharmaceutical Materials, Inc. Manufacturer of Controlled Substances; Notice of Registration; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc. Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Annual Funding Notice for Defined Benefit Pension Plans Pursuant to § 1301.33(a), Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this is notice that on November 15, 2012, Johnson Matthey Pharmaceutical Materials, Inc., Pharmaceutical Service, 25 Patton Road, Devens, Massachusetts 01434, made application by renewal to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to be registered as a bulk manufacturer of the following basic classes of controlled substances: By Notice dated November 27, 2012, and published in the Federal Register on December 5, 2012, 77 FR 72409, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc., Attn: RA, 100 GBC Drive, Mail Stop 514, Newark, Delaware 19702, made application by renewal to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to be registered as a bulk manufacturer of the following basic classes of controlled substances: Drug Drug Schedule Schedule Amphetamine (1100) .................... Methylphenidate (1724) ................ Nabilone (7379) ............................ Hydrocodone (9193) ..................... Alfentanil (9737) ........................... Remifentanil (9739) ...................... Sufentanil (9740) .......................... Tetrahydrocannabinols (7370) ..... Ecgonine (9180) ........................... Morphine (9300) ........................... II II II II II II II I II II mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The company plans to utilize this facility to manufacture small quantities of the listed controlled substances in bulk and to conduct analytical testing in support of the company’s primary manufacturing facility in West Deptford, New Jersey. The controlled substances manufactured in bulk at this facility will be distributed to the company’s customers. Any other such applicant, and any person who is presently registered with DEA to manufacture such substances, may file comments or objections to the issuance of the proposed registration pursuant to 21 CFR 1301.33(a). Any such written comments or objections should be addressed, in quintuplicate, to the Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Diversion Control, Federal Register Representative (ODL), 8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22152; and must be filed no later than May 28, 2013. The company plans to produce the listed controlled substances in bulk to be used in the manufacture of reagents and drug calibrator controls which are DEA exempt products. No comments or objections have been received. DEA has considered the factors in 21 U.S.C. 823(a) and determined that the registration of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc., to manufacture the listed basic classes of controlled substances is consistent with the public interest at this time. DEA has investigated Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc., to ensure that the company’s registration is consistent with the public interest. The investigation has included inspection and testing of the company’s physical security systems, verification of the company’s compliance with state and local laws, and a review of the company’s background and history. Therefore, pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 823(a), and in accordance with 21 CFR 1301.33, the above named company is granted registration as a bulk manufacturer of the basic classes of controlled substances listed. Dated: March 20, 2013. Joseph T. Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration. Dated: March 20, 2013. Joseph T. Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–07140 Filed 3–27–13; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2013–07141 Filed 3–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P BILLING CODE 4410–09–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:20 Mar 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Annual Funding Notice for Defined Benefit Pension Plans,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval utilizing emergency review procedures, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35 (PRA) and 5 CFR 1320.13. DATES: OMB approval of the revised ICR has been requested by April 29, 2013. Submit comments on or before April 26, 2013. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain, or by contacting G. Christopher Cosby at, Department of Labor-EBSA, Room N–5718, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone, (202) 693–8410; FAX, (202) 219–4745 (these are not tollfree numbers); email, cosby.chris@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Department of LaborEBSA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Fax: 202– 395–6881 (these are not toll-free numbers), email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov; and G. Christopher Cosby Department of LaborEBSA, Room N–5718, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone, (202) 693–8410; FAX, (202) 219–4745 (these are not toll-free numbers); email, cosby.chris@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 6, 2012, President Barrack Obama signed the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21). The new law provides funding interest-rate stabilization for single employer defined benefit (DB) plans, effective for plan years beginning on and after January 1, E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 19018 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 60 / Thursday, March 28, 2013 / Notices 2012. To counter the current low interest rates that are triggering significantly larger pension contributions for many plan sponsors, the MAP–21 sets a floor (or ceiling) for the interest rates that single employer DB plan administrators generally are required to use to calculate contributions. Under the new rules, the generally required interest rates are limited to rates that are within a specified range, or corridor, above or below a 25-year average for the rates. Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) section 101(f) sets forth the requirements for plan administrators of most single-employer DB plans to furnish annual funding notices to the PBGC, plan participants and beneficiaries, and each labor organization representing such participants or beneficiaries. MAP–21 section 40211(b)(2)(A) has amended ERISA section 101(f)(2), by adding a new subparagraph (D), to require singleemployer DB plan administrators to disclose additional information in the annual funding notice for a plan year beginning after December 31, 2011, and before January 1, 2015, regarding the effect of the MAP–21 segment rate stabilization rules on plan liabilities and the plan sponsor’s minimum required contributions to the plan. MAP–21 section 40211(b)(2)(B) requires the DOL to modify the model annual funding notice required under Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) section 501(c) to include, prominently, the supplemental information required under new ERISA section 101(f)(2)(D). On March 8, 2013, the DOL released EBSA Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) 2013–01 concerning the new disclosure requirements mandated the MAP–21. The FAB addresses a need for interim guidance pending the adoption of regulations or other guidance under ERISA section 101(f), as amended by the MAP–21. The FAB sets forth technical questions and answers and provides a model supplement that plan administrators may use to discharge their MAP–21 disclosure obligations and provides that, pending further guidance and as a matter of enforcement policy, the DOL will treat a single employer DB plan administrator as satisfying MAP–21 requirements if the plan administrator complies with the guidance in the memorandum and otherwise acts in accordance with a good faith and reasonable interpretation of those requirements. The DOL is requesting emergency processing, because guidance provided in the FAB is necessary for plan administrators to satisfy the annual funding notice requirements. The first VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:20 Mar 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 annual funding notices reflecting the MAP–21 revisions for large calendar year plans must be sent out no later than April 30, 2013 (120 days after the close of the 2012 plan year). Therefore, use of the normal PRA clearance procedures is likely to cause public harm, because the statutory deadline would be missed and beneficiaries would not have access to information to which they are entitled by law. This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the collection of information does not display a valid OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under OMB Control Number 1210–0126, and the FAB revises the ICR. Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and the DOL at the addresses shown in the ADDRESSES section by April 26, 2013. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should reference OMB Control Number 1210– 0126. The OMB and DOL are 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., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–EBSA. Title of Collection: Annual Funding Notice for Defined Benefit Pension Plans. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB Control Number: 1210–0126. Requested Duration of Authorization: Six months. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits and notfor-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 27,534. Frequency of Collection: Annual. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 77,989,123. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 977,000. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $26,845,755. Dated: March 21, 2013. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–07236 Filed 3–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection: Program Reporting and Performance Standards System for Indian and Native American Programs Under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA); Extension With Revisions Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the continued collection of data to comply with program reporting and recordkeeping requirements of the Indian and Native American programs as authorized under Public Law 105– 220, Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), section 166. Each grantee administering funds under the Indian and Native American programs is required to submit a Comprehensive Services Program (CSP) Report (ETA 9084), the Standardized Participant E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Annual Funding Notice for Defined Benefit 
Pension Plans

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the Employee 
Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Annual Funding Notice for 
Defined Benefit Pension Plans,'' to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval utilizing emergency review procedures, in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, 
44 U.S.C. chapter 35 (PRA) and 5 CFR 1320.13.

DATES: OMB approval of the revised ICR has been requested by April 29, 
2013. Submit comments on or before April 26, 2013.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting 
documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, 
proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be 
obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, or by contacting G. Christopher Cosby at, Department of 
Labor-EBSA, Room N-5718, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20210, telephone, (202) 693-8410; FAX, (202) 219-4745 (these are not 
toll-free numbers); email, cosby.chris@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Department of Labor-
EBSA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503, Fax: 202-395-6881 (these are not toll-free 
numbers), email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov; and G. Christopher Cosby 
Department of Labor-EBSA, Room N-5718, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210, telephone, (202) 693-8410; FAX, (202) 219-4745 
(these are not toll-free numbers); email, cosby.chris@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 6, 2012, President Barrack Obama 
signed the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). 
The new law provides funding interest-rate stabilization for single 
employer defined benefit (DB) plans, effective for plan years beginning 
on and after January 1,

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2012. To counter the current low interest rates that are triggering 
significantly larger pension contributions for many plan sponsors, the 
MAP-21 sets a floor (or ceiling) for the interest rates that single 
employer DB plan administrators generally are required to use to 
calculate contributions. Under the new rules, the generally required 
interest rates are limited to rates that are within a specified range, 
or corridor, above or below a 25-year average for the rates.
    Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) section 
101(f) sets forth the requirements for plan administrators of most 
single-employer DB plans to furnish annual funding notices to the PBGC, 
plan participants and beneficiaries, and each labor organization 
representing such participants or beneficiaries. MAP-21 section 
40211(b)(2)(A) has amended ERISA section 101(f)(2), by adding a new 
subparagraph (D), to require single-employer DB plan administrators to 
disclose additional information in the annual funding notice for a plan 
year beginning after December 31, 2011, and before January 1, 2015, 
regarding the effect of the MAP-21 segment rate stabilization rules on 
plan liabilities and the plan sponsor's minimum required contributions 
to the plan. MAP-21 section 40211(b)(2)(B) requires the DOL to modify 
the model annual funding notice required under Pension Protection Act 
of 2006 (PPA) section 501(c) to include, prominently, the supplemental 
information required under new ERISA section 101(f)(2)(D).
    On March 8, 2013, the DOL released EBSA Field Assistance Bulletin 
(FAB) 2013-01 concerning the new disclosure requirements mandated the 
MAP-21. The FAB addresses a need for interim guidance pending the 
adoption of regulations or other guidance under ERISA section 101(f), 
as amended by the MAP-21. The FAB sets forth technical questions and 
answers and provides a model supplement that plan administrators may 
use to discharge their MAP-21 disclosure obligations and provides that, 
pending further guidance and as a matter of enforcement policy, the DOL 
will treat a single employer DB plan administrator as satisfying MAP-21 
requirements if the plan administrator complies with the guidance in 
the memorandum and otherwise acts in accordance with a good faith and 
reasonable interpretation of those requirements.
    The DOL is requesting emergency processing, because guidance 
provided in the FAB is necessary for plan administrators to satisfy the 
annual funding notice requirements. The first annual funding notices 
reflecting the MAP-21 revisions for large calendar year plans must be 
sent out no later than April 30, 2013 (120 days after the close of the 
2012 plan year). Therefore, use of the normal PRA clearance procedures 
is likely to cause public harm, because the statutory deadline would be 
missed and beneficiaries would not have access to information to which 
they are entitled by law.
    This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency 
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and 
the public is generally not required to respond to an information 
collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays 
a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any 
other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to 
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the 
collection of information does not display a valid OMB Control Number. 
See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this 
information collection under OMB Control Number 1210-0126, and the FAB 
revises the ICR.
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and the DOL at the 
addresses shown in the ADDRESSES section by April 26, 2013. In order to 
help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should reference OMB 
Control Number 1210-0126. The OMB and DOL are 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., permitting 
electronic submission of responses.
    Agency: DOL-EBSA.
    Title of Collection: Annual Funding Notice for Defined Benefit 
Pension Plans.
    OMB Control Number: 1210-0126.
    Requested Duration of Authorization: Six months.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits 
and not-for-profit institutions.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 27,534.
    Frequency of Collection: Annual.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 77,989,123.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 977,000.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $26,845,755.

    Dated: March 21, 2013.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-07236 Filed 3-27-13; 8:45 am]
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