Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Annual Funding Notice for Defined Benefit Pension Plans, 70070-70071 [2013-28045]

Download as PDF 70070 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 226 / Friday, November 22, 2013 / Notices being provided, challenges, and many other factors. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: It is estimated that 50 respondents annually will complete the form in approximately 10 minutes (.17 hours). (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 8.5 total annual burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 3W– 1407B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: November 19, 2013. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2013–28024 Filed 11–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–AT–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives [OMB Number 1140–NEW] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Request for ATF Background Investigation Information emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: 30-Day notice. The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 78, Number 181, page 57415 on September 18, 2013, allowing for a 60 day comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until December 23, 2013. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Written comments concerning this information collection should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Nov 21, 2013 Jkt 232001 Budget, Attn: DOJ Desk Officer. The best way to ensure your comments are received is to email them to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or fax them to 202–395–7285. All comments should reference the eight digit OMB number or the title of the collection. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —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. Summary of Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: New collection of information. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Request for ATF Background Investigation Information. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: ATF F 8620.65; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Other: Federal Government. Need for Collection This form is necessary to maintain a record of another agency’s official request for an individual’s background investigation record. The documented request will assist ATF in ensuring that unauthorized disclosures of information do not occur. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 300 respondents will complete a 5 minute form. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 25 annual total burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, Department of Justice, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 3W– 1407B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: November 19, 2013. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2013–28023 Filed 11–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–FY–P 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. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Annual Funding Notice for Defined Benefit Pension Plans,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. DATES: Submit comments on or before December 23, 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 free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201307-1210-002 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–EBSA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 226 / Friday, November 22, 2013 / Notices 395–6881 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Information Policy and Assessment Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) section 101(f) sets forth the requirements for plan administrators of most single-employer defined benefit (DB) plans to furnish annual funding notices to the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation, plan participants and beneficiaries, and each labor organization representing such participants or beneficiaries. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21) has amended the ERISA, by adding a requirement for a single-employer DB plan administrator 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 MAP–21 segment rate stabilization rules on plan liabilities and the plan sponsor’s minimum required contributions to the plan. The MAP–21 sets a floor (or ceiling) for the interest rates that a single employer DB plan administrator generally is required to use for calculating contributions. The required interest rates are generally limited to rates that are within a specified range, or corridor, above or below a 25-year average for the rates. The MAP–21 also required the DOL to modify the model annual funding notice required under Pension Protection Act of 2006 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 by MAP–21 provisions. 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 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Nov 21, 2013 Jkt 232001 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. 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 that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1210–0126. The current approval for this collection is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2013. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on August 15, 2013 (78 FR 49771). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1210– 0126. The OMB 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 PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70071 • 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. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits and notfor-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 27,534. 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: November 18, 2013. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–28045 Filed 11–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Notice of Funding Availability for Disaster Relief Emergency Grant Funds; Request for Applications Legal Services Corporation. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the national organization charged with administering federal funds provided for civil legal services to low-income Americans. This Request for Applications (RFA) announces the availability of LSC’s disaster relief emergency grant funds and solicits grant applications from current LSC recipients located in a federally-declared disaster area seeking financial assistance to mitigate damage sustained and who have experienced a surge in demand for legal services as the result of a federally-declared disaster. DATES: The RFA will be made available beginning on November 19, 2013. RFAs will be accepted on a rolling basis. ADDRESSES: Office of Program Performance, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW., Third Floor, Washington, DC 20007–3522. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Eidleman, Office of Program Performance, by email at disasteremergency@lsc.gov, by phone at (202) 295–1500, or visit the LSC grants Web site at www.grants.lsc.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1

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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) is submitting the Employee 
Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) titled, ``Annual Funding Notice for Defined 
Benefit Pension Plans,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and approval for continued use, without change, in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq.

DATES: Submit comments on or before December 23, 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 free of charge 
from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201307-1210-002 (this link will only become active 
on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting 
Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free 
number) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-
EBSA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202-

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395-6881 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to 
send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. 
Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Attn: Information Policy and Assessment Program, Room N1301, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 
1974 (ERISA) section 101(f) sets forth the requirements for plan 
administrators of most single-employer defined benefit (DB) plans to 
furnish annual funding notices to the Pension Benefit Guarantee 
Corporation, plan participants and beneficiaries, and each labor 
organization representing such participants or beneficiaries. The 
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) has amended 
the ERISA, by adding a requirement for a single-employer DB plan 
administrator 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 MAP-21 segment rate 
stabilization rules on plan liabilities and the plan sponsor's minimum 
required contributions to the plan. The MAP-21 sets a floor (or 
ceiling) for the interest rates that a single employer DB plan 
administrator generally is required to use for calculating 
contributions. The required interest rates are generally limited to 
rates that are within a specified range, or corridor, above or below a 
25-year average for the rates. The MAP-21 also required the DOL to 
modify the model annual funding notice required under Pension 
Protection Act of 2006 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 by 
MAP-21 provisions. 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.
    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 that 
does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 
1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection 
under Control Number 1210-0126.
    The current approval for this collection is scheduled to expire on 
December 31, 2013. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this 
information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to 
existing requirements. The DOL notes that existing information 
collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month 
extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive 
information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the 
Federal Register on August 15, 2013 (78 FR 49771).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in 
the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in 
the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1210-0126. 
The OMB 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., permitting 
electronic submission of responses.
    Agency: DOL-EBSA.
    Title of Collection: Annual Funding Notice for Defined Benefit 
Pension Plans.
    OMB Control Number: 1210-0126.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits 
and not-for-profit institutions.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 27,534.
    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: November 18, 2013.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-28045 Filed 11-21-13; 8:45 am]
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