Notice of Open Public Hearing, 31408-31409 [2014-12746]

Download as PDF 31408 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 105 / Monday, June 2, 2014 / Notices Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,200. Estimated Time per Respondent: 180 hrs., 4 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 672,246. 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: May 6, 2014. Christie Preston, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–12630 Filed 5–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8848 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:59 May 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 Form 8848, Consent to Extend the Time To Assess the Branch Profits Tax Under Regulations Sections 1.884–2(a) and (c). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before August 1, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Christie Preston, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Allan Hopkins, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Allan.M.HopkinsAirs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Consent To Extend the Time To Assess the Branch Profits Tax Under Regulations Sections 1.884–2(a) and (c). OMB Number: 1545–1407. Form Number: 8848. Abstract: Form 8848 is used by foreign corporations that have (a) completely terminated all of their U.S. trade or business within the meaning of temporary regulations sections 1.884– 2T(a) during the tax year or (b) transferred their U.S. assets to a domestic corporation in a transaction described in Code section 381(a), if the foreign corporation was engaged in a U.S. trade or business at that time. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 5 hours, 46 minute. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 22,500. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: May 5, 2014. Christie Preston, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–12631 Filed 5–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION Notice of Open Public Hearing U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. ACTION: Notice of open public hearing— June 5, 2014, Washington, DC. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Name: Dennis C. Shea, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on ‘‘the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.’’ Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on June 05, 2014, ‘‘Recent Developments in China’s Relations with Taiwan and North Korea.’’ Background: This is the seventh public hearing the Commission will hold during its 2014 report cycle to E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 105 / Monday, June 2, 2014 / Notices collect input from academic, industry, and government experts on national security implications of the U.S. bilateral trade and economic relationship with China. The hearing will examine economic, political, and security developments in cross-Strait and China-North Korea relations. It will assess the opportunities and risks arising from closer cross-Strait economic integration for Taiwan and the United States, and it will examine Taiwan’s ability to defend against military coercion by China. The hearing will also address whether China’s views and policies toward North Korea have changed in recent years and the implications for U.S. security interests. The hearing will be co-chaired by Commissioners Daniel M. Slane and Katherine C. Tobin, Ph.D.. Any interested party may file a written statement by June 05, 2014, by mailing to the contact below. A portion of each panel will include a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses. Location, Date and Time: Room 608, Dirksen Senate Office Building, 1st Street Southeast, Washington, DC. Thursday, June 05, 2014, 8:30 a.m.–2:15 p.m. Eastern Time. A detailed agenda for the hearing will be posted to the Commission’s Web site at www.uscc.gov. Also, please check our Web site for possible changes to the hearing schedule. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing. Any member of the public seeking further information concerning the hearing should contact Reed Eckhold, 444 North Capitol Street NW., Suite 602, Washington DC 20001; phone: 202–624– 1496, or via email at reckhold@uscc.gov. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Authority: Congress created the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act (Pub. L. 106–398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108–7), as amended by Public Law 109–108 (November 22, 2005). Dated: May 28, 2014. Michael Danis, Executive Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. [FR Doc. 2014–12746 Filed 5–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1137–00–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:59 May 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION Proposed Priorities for Amendment Cycle United States Sentencing Commission. ACTION: Notice; Request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: As part of its statutory authority and responsibility to analyze sentencing issues, including operation of the federal sentencing guidelines, and in accordance with Rule 5.2 of its Rules of Practice and Procedure, the United States Sentencing Commission is seeking comment on possible priority policy issues for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2015. DATES: Public comment should be received on or before July 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the Commission by electronic mail or regular mail. The email address is pubaffairs@ussc.gov. The regular mail address is United States Sentencing Commission, One Columbus Circle NE., Suite 2–500, South Lobby, Washington, DC 20002–8002, Attention: Public Affairs—Priorities Comment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeanne Doherty, Public Affairs Officer, 202–502–4502, jdoherty@ussc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Sentencing Commission is an independent agency in the judicial branch of the United States Government. The Commission promulgates sentencing guidelines and policy statements for federal sentencing courts pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(a). The Commission also periodically reviews and revises previously promulgated guidelines pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(o) and submits guideline amendments to the Congress not later than the first day of May each year pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(p). Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(g), the Commission intends to consider the issue of reducing costs of incarceration and overcapacity of prisons, to the extent it is relevant to any identified priority. The Commission provides this notice to identify tentative priorities for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2015. The Commission recognizes, however, that other factors, such as the enactment of any legislation requiring Commission action, may affect the Commission’s ability to complete work on any or all of its identified priorities by the statutory deadline of May 1, 2015. Accordingly, it may be necessary to continue work on any or all of these PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31409 issues beyond the amendment cycle ending on May 1, 2015. As so prefaced, the Commission has identified the following tentative priorities: (1) Continuation of its work with Congress and other interested parties on statutory mandatory minimum penalties to implement the recommendations set forth in the Commission’s 2011 report to Congress, titled Mandatory Minimum Penalties in the Federal Criminal Justice System, including its recommendations regarding the severity and scope of mandatory minimum penalties, consideration of expanding the ‘‘safety valve’’ at 18 U.S.C. 3553(f), and elimination of the mandatory ‘‘stacking’’ of penalties under 18 U.S.C. 924(c), and to develop appropriate guideline amendments in response to any related legislation. (2) Continuation of its work on economic crimes, including (A) a comprehensive, multi-year study of § 2B1.1 (Theft, Property Destruction, and Fraud) and related guidelines, including examination of the loss table, the definition of loss, and role in the offense; (B) a study of offenses involving fraud on the market; (C) a study of antitrust offenses, including examination of the fine provisions in § 2R1.1 (Bid-Rigging, Price-Fixing or Market Allocation Agreements Among Competitors); and (D) consideration of any amendments to such guidelines that may be appropriate in light of the information obtained from such studies. (3) Continuation of its multi-year study of statutory and guideline definitions relating to the nature of a defendant’s prior conviction (e.g., ‘‘crime of violence,’’ ‘‘aggravated felony,’’ ‘‘violent felony,’’ ‘‘drug trafficking offense,’’ and ‘‘felony drug offense’’) and the impact of such definitions on the relevant statutory and guideline provisions (e.g., career offender, illegal reentry, and armed career criminal), possibly including recommendations to Congress on any statutory changes that may be appropriate and development of guideline amendments that may be appropriate. (4) Implementation of the directive to the Commission in section 10 of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, Public Law 111–220 (enacted August 3, 2010) (requiring the Commission, not later than 5 years after enactment, to ‘‘study and submit to Congress a report regarding the impact of the changes in Federal sentencing law under this Act and the amendments made by this Act’’). (5) Study of the operation of § 3B1.2 (Mitigating Role) and related provisions E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1

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U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION


Notice of Open Public Hearing

AGENCY: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

ACTION: Notice of open public hearing--June 5, 2014, Washington, DC.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-
China Economic and Security Review Commission.
    Name: Dennis C. Shea, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and 
Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to 
investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on ``the national 
security implications of the economic relationship between the United 
States and the People's Republic of China.'' Pursuant to this mandate, 
the Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on June 05, 
2014, ``Recent Developments in China's Relations with Taiwan and North 
Korea.''
    Background: This is the seventh public hearing the Commission will 
hold during its 2014 report cycle to

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collect input from academic, industry, and government experts on 
national security implications of the U.S. bilateral trade and economic 
relationship with China. The hearing will examine economic, political, 
and security developments in cross-Strait and China-North Korea 
relations. It will assess the opportunities and risks arising from 
closer cross-Strait economic integration for Taiwan and the United 
States, and it will examine Taiwan's ability to defend against military 
coercion by China. The hearing will also address whether China's views 
and policies toward North Korea have changed in recent years and the 
implications for U.S. security interests. The hearing will be co-
chaired by Commissioners Daniel M. Slane and Katherine C. Tobin, Ph.D.. 
Any interested party may file a written statement by June 05, 2014, by 
mailing to the contact below. A portion of each panel will include a 
question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses.
    Location, Date and Time: Room 608, Dirksen Senate Office Building, 
1st Street Southeast, Washington, DC. Thursday, June 05, 2014, 8:30 
a.m.-2:15 p.m. Eastern Time. A detailed agenda for the hearing will be 
posted to the Commission's Web site at www.uscc.gov. Also, please check 
our Web site for possible changes to the hearing schedule. Reservations 
are not required to attend the hearing.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public seeking 
further information concerning the hearing should contact Reed Eckhold, 
444 North Capitol Street NW., Suite 602, Washington DC 20001; phone: 
202-624-1496, or via email at reckhold@uscc.gov. Reservations are not 
required to attend the hearing.

    Authority: Congress created the U.S.-China Economic and Security 
Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act 
(Pub. L. 106-398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated 
Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108-7), as amended by 
Public Law 109-108 (November 22, 2005).

    Dated: May 28, 2014.
Michael Danis,
Executive Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
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