Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment, 49771-49772 [2013-19755]

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[FR Doc. 2013–19852 Filed 8–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment 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 reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Department is soliciting comments on the information collection requests (ICRs) described in this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office shown in the Addresses section on or before October 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments regarding the information collection request and burden estimates to G. Christopher Cosby, Office of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Aug 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 Room N–5647, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693–8410; Fax: (202) 219–4745. These are not toll-free numbers. Comments may also be submitted electronically to the following Internet email address: ebsa.opr@dol.gov. A copy of the ICRs may be obtained free of charge by contacting G. Christopher Cosby, Office of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N–5647, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693–8410; Fax: (202) 219–4745, email: ebsa.opr@dol.gov. These are not toll-free numbers. The ICRs also are available at refinfo.gov (http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice seeks public comment on the requests for extension of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of ICRs described in this notice. The Department is not proposing any changes to the existing ICRs at this time. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a valid OMB control number. A summary of the ICRs and their current burden estimates follows: Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. Title: Notice to Employees of Coverage Options under Fair Labor Standards Act Section 18B. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. OMB Control Number: 1210–0149. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions. Respondents: 6,160,461. Responses: 72,484,292. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 374,502. Estimated Total Burden Cost (Operating and Maintenance): $12,229,992. Description: Many provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act) that become effective beginning in 2014 are designed to expand access to affordable health coverage. These include provisions for coverage to be offered through a Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace), premium tax credits to assist individuals in purchasing such coverage, employer notice to employees of coverage options available through the Marketplace, and other related provisions. The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury are working together to develop coordinated regulations and PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49771 other administrative guidance to assist stakeholders with implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Beginning January 1, 2014, individuals and employees of small businesses will have access to affordable coverage through a new competitive private health insurance market—the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Marketplace offers one-stop shopping to find and compare private health insurance options. Open enrollment for health insurance coverage through the Marketplace begins October 1, 2013. Section 1512 of the Affordable Care Act creates a new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) section 18B requiring a notice to employees of coverage options available through the Marketplace. On May 8, 2013, the Department issued Technical Release 2013–2, which provides temporary guidance regarding the notice requirement under FLSA section 18B and announces the availability of the Model Notice to Employees of Coverage Options. On May 10, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the model notice under OMB Control Number 1210–0149 pursuant to the emergency procedures for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) and 5 CFR 1320.13. OMB approval of the revision currently is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2013. Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. Title: Annual Funding Notice for Defined Benefit Plans. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. OMB Control Number: 1210–0126. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions. Respondents: 27,534. Responses: 77,989,123. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 977,000. Estimated Total Burden Cost (Operating and Maintenance): $26,845,755. Description: 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, 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 E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 49772 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 158 / Thursday, August 15, 2013 / Notices 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 Department 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 Department 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 Department 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. On April 19, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the model supplement as a revision to OMB Control Number 1210– 0126 under the emergency procedures for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) and 5 CFR 1320.13. OMB approval of the revision currently is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2013. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Aug 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 Desired Focus of Comments The Department is 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., by permitting electronic submissions of responses. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the ICR for OMB approval of the extension of the information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: August 8, 2013. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–19755 Filed 8–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of a Public Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2 § 10), notice is hereby given to announce a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 and Thursday, September 19, 2013. The ACA is a discretionary committee established by the Secretary of Labor, in accordance with FACA, as amended in 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and its implementing regulations (41 CFR parts 101–6 and 102–3). All meetings of the ACA are open to the public. DATES: The meeting will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. Eastern SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Standard Time on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, via webinar, and will continue until approximately 4:00 p.m. The meeting will reconvene on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at the U.S. Department of Labor, at approximately 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and adjourn at approximately 4:00 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Designated Federal Official, Mr. John V. Ladd, Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N–5311, Washington, DC 20210, Telephone: (202) 693–2796 (this is not a toll-free number). In order to promote cost savings, the ACA will convene virtually on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, and face-to-face at the U.S. Department of Labor on September 19, 2013. The first day of the meeting will take place via webinar and audio-video conference technology. Web and audio instructions to participate in this meeting will be prominently posted on the OA homepage: http://www.doleta.gov/oa/. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting virtually. For members of the public wishing to attend in person, a listening room with limited seating will be made available upon request. The location for the listening room will be: U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. (Please consult the Security Instructions for the Frances Perkins Building below). The second first day of the meeting will take place at the Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC, 20210, Room, C5515. Members of the public are encouraged to arrive early to allow for security clearance into the Francis Perkins Building. Security Instructions for June 6, 2013 at the Frances Perkins Building: Meeting participants should use the visitor’s entrance to access Frances Perkins Building, one block north of Constitution Avenue on at 3rd and C Streets NW. For security purposes meeting participants must: 1. Present a valid photo ID to receive a visitor badge. 2. Know the name of the event you are attending: the meeting event is the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship. 3. Visitor badges are issued by the security officer at the Visitor Entrance located at 3rd and C Streets NW. When you receive your visitor badge, the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted 
for Public Comment

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 reporting burden on the public and helps 
the public understand the information collection requirements and 
provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the 
Department is soliciting comments on the information collection 
requests (ICRs) described in this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office shown in the 
Addresses section on or before October 15, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments regarding the information 
collection request and burden estimates to G. Christopher Cosby, Office 
of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-5647, 
Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693-8410; Fax: (202) 219-4745. 
These are not toll-free numbers. Comments may also be submitted 
electronically to the following Internet email address: 
ebsa.opr@dol.gov. A copy of the ICRs may be obtained free of charge by 
contacting G. Christopher Cosby, Office of Policy and Research, 
Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-5647, Washington, DC 20210. 
Telephone: (202) 693-8410; Fax: (202) 219-4745, email: 
ebsa.opr@dol.gov. These are not toll-free numbers. The ICRs also are 
available at refinfo.gov (http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice seeks public comment on the 
requests for extension of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approval of ICRs described in this notice. The Department is not 
proposing any changes to the existing ICRs at this time. An agency may 
not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, an 
information collection unless it displays a valid OMB control number. A 
summary of the ICRs and their current burden estimates follows:
    Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of 
Labor.
    Title: Notice to Employees of Coverage Options under Fair Labor 
Standards Act Section 18B.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    OMB Control Number: 1210-0149.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit; Not-for-profit institutions.
    Respondents: 6,160,461.
    Responses: 72,484,292.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 374,502.
    Estimated Total Burden Cost (Operating and Maintenance): 
$12,229,992.
    Description: Many provisions of the Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act) that become effective 
beginning in 2014 are designed to expand access to affordable health 
coverage. These include provisions for coverage to be offered through a 
Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace), premium tax credits to 
assist individuals in purchasing such coverage, employer notice to 
employees of coverage options available through the Marketplace, and 
other related provisions. The Departments of Labor, Health and Human 
Services (HHS), and the Treasury are working together to develop 
coordinated regulations and other administrative guidance to assist 
stakeholders with implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
    Beginning January 1, 2014, individuals and employees of small 
businesses will have access to affordable coverage through a new 
competitive private health insurance market--the Health Insurance 
Marketplace. The Marketplace offers one-stop shopping to find and 
compare private health insurance options. Open enrollment for health 
insurance coverage through the Marketplace begins October 1, 2013.
    Section 1512 of the Affordable Care Act creates a new Fair Labor 
Standards Act (FLSA) section 18B requiring a notice to employees of 
coverage options available through the Marketplace. On May 8, 2013, the 
Department issued Technical Release 2013-2, which provides temporary 
guidance regarding the notice requirement under FLSA section 18B and 
announces the availability of the Model Notice to Employees of Coverage 
Options.
    On May 10, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved 
the model notice under OMB Control Number 1210-0149 pursuant to the 
emergency procedures for review and clearance in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) 
and 5 CFR 1320.13. OMB approval of the revision currently is scheduled 
to expire on November 30, 2013.
    Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of 
Labor.
    Title: Annual Funding Notice for Defined Benefit Plans.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    OMB Control Number: 1210-0126.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit; Not-for-profit institutions.
    Respondents: 27,534.
    Responses: 77,989,123.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 977,000.
    Estimated Total Burden Cost (Operating and Maintenance): 
$26,845,755.
    Description: 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, 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

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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 Department 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 Department 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 Department 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.
    On April 19, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approved the model supplement as a revision to OMB Control Number 1210-
0126 under the emergency procedures for review and clearance in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35) and 5 CFR 1320.13. OMB approval of the revision 
currently is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2013.

Desired Focus of Comments

    The Department is 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., by 
permitting electronic submissions of responses.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the ICR for OMB approval of the extension of the 
information collection; they will also become a matter of public 
record.

    Dated: August 8, 2013.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-19755 Filed 8-14-13; 8:45 am]
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