Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 98-25, 44623-44624 [2013-17691]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 142 / Wednesday, July 24, 2013 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Demetra V. Collia, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Advanced Studies, RTS–31, E324–302, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001; Phone No. (202) 366–1610; Fax No. (202) 366– 3383; email: demetra.collia@dot.gov. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Confidential Close Call Reporting System. Type of Request: Approval to continue to collect information on close calls. OMB Control Number: 2139–0010. Affected Public: Workers in the railroad industry. Number of Respondents: 3,100. Number of Responses: 365 (annual). Total Annual Burden: 365.00 hours (average estimate of 20 minutes to complete the C3RS report form and 30– 40 minutes to participate in a brief interview.) Data Confidentiality Provisions: The confidentiality of Close Call data is protected under the BTS confidentiality statute (49 U.S.C. Sec. 6307) and the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act (CIPSEA) of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–347, Title V). In accordance with these confidentiality statutes, only statistical and nonidentifying data will be made publicly available through reports. BTS will not release to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) or any other public or private entity any information that might reveal the identity of individuals or organizations mentioned in close call reports without explicit consent of the respondent. Accordingly, only statistical and non-sensitive information will be made available through publications and reports. Abstract: Collecting data on the nation’s transportation system is an important component of BTS’s responsibility to the transportation community and is authorized in BTS statutory authority (49 U.S.C. 6307). FRA and BTS share a common interest in promoting rail safety based on better data. To that end, FRA’s Office of Research and Development is sponsoring the Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS) Demonstration Project to investigate the effectiveness of such system in improving rail safety. A close call represents a situation in which an ongoing sequence of events was stopped from developing further, preventing the occurrence of potentially VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Jul 23, 2013 Jkt 229001 serious safety-related consequences. This might include the following: (1) Events that happen frequently, but have low safety consequences; (2) events that happen infrequently but have the potential for high consequences (e.g., a train in dark territory proceeds beyond its authority); (3) events that are below the FRA reporting threshold (e.g., an event that causes a minor injury); and (4) events that are reportable to FRA but have the potential for a far greater accident than the one reported (e.g., a slow speed collision with minor damage to the equipment and no injuries.) Employees involved in a close call are asked to provide information about the reported event by filling out a C3RS report form (questionnaire) and participating in a brief interview, as needed. Respondents are asked to provide: (1) Name and contact information; (2) time and location of the close call event; (3) a short description of the event; (4) potential contributing factors to the event; and (5) any other information that might be useful in determining a root cause of such event. In addition, BTS is developing an analytical database containing the reported data and other pertinent information to determine root causes of frequently reported close calls. The database is a valuable tool to railroad carriers and the FRA in their effort to identify safety issues and provide corrective measures before an accident occurs. Also, it provides rail safety researchers with valuable information regarding precursors to safety risks in rail operations and contributes to research and development of intervention programs aimed at preventing occupational accidents and fatalities. The C3RS demonstration project offers a voluntary, cooperative, non-punitive environment to communicate safety concerns. Through the analysis of close calls the FRA and the railroad community receive information about factors that may contribute to unsafe events and the error recovery mechanisms that prevented an adverse consequence from occurring. Such information is used to develop new training programs, identify root causes of potentially adverse events, assess risk, and allocate resources to address those risks more efficiently. It is estimated that close call reporting will take no more than one (1) hour (average estimate of 20 minutes to complete the C3RS report form and 20– 30 minutes to participate in a brief interview) for a maximum total burden of 365.00 hours (365 reports*60 minutes/60 = 365.00 hours). Reports are submitted when there is a qualifying PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44623 event (i.e., when an employee experiences a close call or witnesses an unsafe situation) during their work shift. The frequency of such event is estimated to be approximately one per calendar day. ADDRESSES: The agency seeks public comments on its proposed information collection. Comments should address whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725– 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: BTS Desk Officer. Issued on: July 18, 2013. Patricia Hu, Director, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Research and Innovative Technology Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–17684 Filed 7–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–HY–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 98–25 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 Automatic Data Processing. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 23, 2013 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 44624 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 142 / Wednesday, July 24, 2013 / Notices copies of the revenue procedure should be directed to Martha R. Brinson, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at Martha.R.Brinson@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Automatic Data Processing. OMB Number: 1545–1595. Revenue Procedure Number: Revenue Procedure 98–25. Abstract: Revenue Procedure 98–25 provides taxpayers with comprehensive guidance on requirements for keeping and providing IRS access to electronic tax records. The revenue procedure requires taxpayers to retain electronic, or ‘‘machine-sensible’’ records, ‘‘so long as their contents may become material to the administration of the internal revenue laws.’’ Such materiality would continue, according to IRS, at least until the period of limitations, including extensions, expires for each tax year. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, farms, Federal government, and state, local or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 40 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 120,000. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Jul 23, 2013 Jkt 229001 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: June 17, 2013. Yvette Lawrence, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. Technology (OIT)’’, and at FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR A COPY OF THE SUBMISSION CONTACT, removed ‘‘Records Management Service’’ and add, in its place ‘‘Enterprise Records Service’’. Robert C. McFetridge, Director, Office of Regulation Policy and Management, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–17749 Filed 7–23–13; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2013–17691 Filed 7–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0619] DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–NEW (Conduct the Point-of-Care Research Questionnaire)] Inquiry Routing and Information System; Correction Office of Information and Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice; correction. Proposed Information Collection (Conduct the Point-of-Care Research Questionnaire); Activities Under OMB Review AGENCY: AGENCY: SUMMARY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. Correction In FR Doc. 2013–16773, published on July 15, 2013, at 78FR42157, make the following corrections. On page 42157, in the first column, at the AGENCY heading, remove ‘‘Veterans Health Administration’’ and add, in its place, ‘‘Office of Information and Technology’’, in the SUMMARY, second column, remove Veterans Health Administration (VHA), and add, in its place, ‘‘Office of Information and In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 23, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov; or to VA’s OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395–7316. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– NEW (Conduct the Point of Care Research Questionnaire)’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632– 7492 or email: crystal.rennie@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– NEW (Conduct the Point-of-Care Research Questionnaire).’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Conduct the Point-of-Care Research Questionnaire, VA Form 10– 10069. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published an information collection notice in a Federal Register on July 15, 2013 (78 FR 42157), that contained errors. In the SUMMARY section of the notice, VA announced that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) had submitted the collection of information titled ‘‘Inquiry Routing and Information System (IRIS) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. It should have stated that the Office of Information and Technology (OIT) had submitted the collection of information to OMB. Also, at the AGENCY heading, VHA was named the sponsoring program office when the sponsoring program office is OIT. Lastly, we have corrected the office title of the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT person. Those errors are corrected by this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, at (202) 632–7492. PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 142 (Wednesday, July 24, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44623-44624]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-17691]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 98-25

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 
Automatic Data Processing.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 23, 
2013 to be assured of consideration.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or

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copies of the revenue procedure should be directed to Martha R. 
Brinson, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at 
Martha.R.Brinson@irs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Automatic Data Processing.
    OMB Number: 1545-1595.
    Revenue Procedure Number: Revenue Procedure 98-25.
    Abstract: Revenue Procedure 98-25 provides taxpayers with 
comprehensive guidance on requirements for keeping and providing IRS 
access to electronic tax records. The revenue procedure requires 
taxpayers to retain electronic, or ``machine-sensible'' records, ``so 
long as their contents may become material to the administration of the 
internal revenue laws.'' Such materiality would continue, according to 
IRS, at least until the period of limitations, including extensions, 
expires for each tax year.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-
profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, farms, Federal 
government, and state, local or tribal governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 40 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 120,000.
    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: June 17, 2013.
Yvette Lawrence,
IRS Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-17691 Filed 7-23-13; 8:45 am]
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