Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 2004-59, 68904-68905 [2013-27329]

Download as PDF 68904 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2013 / Notices Notice and request for comments. ACTION: 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 Form 8879–EX, IRS e-file Signature Authorization for Forms 720, 2290, and 8849. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 14, 2014 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 copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Katherine Dean, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6242, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet, at katherine.b.dean@irs.gov. SUMMARY: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: IRS e-file Signature Authorization for Forms 720, 2290, and 8849. OMB Number: 1545–2081. Form Number: 8879–EX. Abstract: The Form 8879–EX, IRS e-file Signature Authorization for Forms 720, 2990, and 8849, will be used in the Modernized e-File program. Form 8879– EX authorizes an a taxpayer and an electronic return originator (ERO) to use a personal identification number (PIN) to electronically sign an electronic excise tax return and, if applicable, authorize an electronic funds withdrawal. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a previously approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 15,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 3 hours, 7 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 46,800. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Nov 14, 2013 Jkt 232001 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: October 30, 2013. Yvette Lawrence, OMB Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–27330 Filed 11–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 2004–59 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. AGENCY: Notice and request for comments. ACTION: 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 Notice 2004–59, plan amendments following election of alternative deficit reduction contribution. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Written comments should be received on or before January 14, 2014 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 copies of the regulations should be directed to Katherine Dean at Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at Katherine.b.dean@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Plan Amendments Following Election of Alternative Deficit Reduction Contribution. OMB Number: 1545–1889. Notice Number: Notice 2004–59. Abstract: Notice 2004–59 sets forth answers to certain questions raised by the public when there is an amendment to an election to take advantage of the alternative deficit reduction contribution described in Public Law 108–218. This notice requires what are designed as restricted amendments. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the notice at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. Estimated Average Time per Respondent: 4 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 400. 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; DATES: E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2013 / Notices (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: October 30, 2013. Yvette Lawrence, OMB Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–27329 Filed 11–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Proposed Information Collection (Annual Certification of Veteran Status and Veteran-Relatives) Activity: Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to identify and properly protect VA benefit records. SUMMARY: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before January 14, 2014. DATES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0654’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the FDMS. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Nov 14, 2013 Jkt 232001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632–8924 or FAX (202) 632–8925. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Annual Certification of Veteran Status and Veteran-Relatives, VA Form 20–0344. OMB Control Number: 2900–0654. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VBA employees, non-VBA employees in VBA space and Veteran Service Organization employees who have access to VA’s benefit records complete VA Form 20–0344. These individuals are required to provide personal identifying information on themselves and any veteran relatives, in order for VA to identify and protect benefit records. VA uses the information collected to determine which benefit records require special handling to guard against fraud, conflict of interest, improper influence etc., by VA and nonVA employees. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 5,834 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 25 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,000. Dated: November 12, 2013. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–27411 Filed 11–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68905 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–NEW] Agency Information Collection (Wrist Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Under OMB Review Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 December 16, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–NEW (Wrist Conditions Disability Benefits 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 (Wrist Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire)’’. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Wrist Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21–0960M–16. OMB Control Number: 2900–NEW (Wrist Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire). Type of Review: New data collection. Abstract: The VA Form 21–0960M– 16, Wrist Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire will be used for disability compensation or pension claims which require an examination and/or receiving private medical evidence that may potentially be sufficient for rating purposes. The form will be used to gather necessary information from a claimant’s treating physician regarding the results of medical examinations. VA will gather medical information related SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 221 (Friday, November 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-27329]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 2004-59

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 
Notice 2004-59, plan amendments following election of alternative 
deficit reduction contribution.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 14, 
2014 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 
copies of the regulations should be directed to Katherine Dean at 
Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at 
Katherine.b.dean@irs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Plan Amendments Following Election of Alternative Deficit 
Reduction Contribution.
    OMB Number: 1545-1889.
    Notice Number: Notice 2004-59.
    Abstract: Notice 2004-59 sets forth answers to certain questions 
raised by the public when there is an amendment to an election to take 
advantage of the alternative deficit reduction contribution described 
in Public Law 108-218. This notice requires what are designed as 
restricted amendments.
    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the notice at 
this time.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, and 
not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 100.
    Estimated Average Time per Respondent: 4 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 400.
    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;

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(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: October 30, 2013.
Yvette Lawrence,
OMB Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-27329 Filed 11-14-13; 8:45 am]
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