Agency Information Collection Activity; Proposed Collection; U.S. Coinage Practices, 38672-38673 [2014-15819]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 38672 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 130 / Tuesday, July 8, 2014 / Notices Internal Revenue Code section 6034 concerning accumulation and distribution of charitable amounts. The data is used to verify the amounts for which a charitable deduction was allowed are used for charitable purposes. Current Actions: There is no change in the paperwork burden previously approved by OMB. This form is being submitted for renewal purposes only. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, and individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 119,936. Estimated Time per Respondent: 36 hrs, 40 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,396,854. 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 20, 2014. R. Joseph Durbala, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–15892 Filed 7–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:48 Jul 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 12311 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. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning a notice regarding repayment of a buyout prior to reemployment with the Federal Government. SUMMARY: Written comments should be received on or before September 8, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to, R. Joseph Durbala, 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(s) and instructions should be directed to Gerald J. Shields, LL.M., Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at Gerald.J.Shields@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Notice Regarding Repayment of a Buyout Prior to Re-employment with the Federal Government. OMB Number: 1545–1920. Form Number: Form 12311. Abstract: This form requests applicants to certify if they ever worked for the Federal Government and if they received a Buyout within the last 5 years. This is to ensure that applicants who meet the criteria are counseled that they are required to pay back the entire Buyout prior to entering on duty with the IRS. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to these forms at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households and Federal Government. Estimated Number of Responses: 33,085. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,757. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00191 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 25, 2014. R. Joseph Durbala, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–15883 Filed 7–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Agency Information Collection Activity; Proposed Collection; U.S. Coinage Practices United States Mint, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice and comment. AGENCY: The United States Mint, a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information regarding the public’s use of U.S. coins with special emphasis on low denomination coins. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 38673 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 130 / Tuesday, July 8, 2014 / Notices concerning each proposed collection of information and to allow 30 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on a proposed information collection concerning U.S. coinage practices as required to determine the public’s interest according to the Coin Modernization, Oversight, and Continuity Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111– 302). Submit either electronic or written comments on the collection of information by 30 days after the notice is published. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestion for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Treasury, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email at OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.GOV and (2) Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 8140, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yvonne Pollard; Compliance Branch; United States Mint; 801 9th Street NW., 6th Floor; Washington, DC 20220; 202– 354–8400 (this is not a toll-free number); YPollard@usmint.treas.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the DATES: public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2) (A)) requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice of the proposed collection of information before submitting the proposed collection of information to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, we are publishing notice of the proposed collection of information described in this document. With respect to the following collection of information, the United States Mint invites comments on—(1) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the United States Mint’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the United States Mint’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. U.S. Coinage Practices Survey The Coin Modernization, Oversight, and Continuity Act of 2010, Public Law 111–302, section 2(b)(3), authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to consider such factors he deems appropriate and in the public interest when preparing a report and recommendations to Congress with respect to the nation’s circulating coins. Understanding the public’s use and perception of United States circulating coins and coin usage is necessary for the United States Mint to carry out its mission to mint and issue circulating coins in amounts that the Secretary of the Treasury determines are necessary to meet the needs of the United States and to prepare recommendations to Congress as authorized by Public Law 111–302. The information collected will cover the following topics, with special emphasis on low denomination coins: 1. Use of coins as payment, 2. general payment preferences, 3. general awareness concerning low denomination coins, 4. attitudes regarding potential changes in coinage, 4. the use of rounding retail transactions, and 6. demographic characteristics. The data will be used to understand the public’s use and perception of specific U.S. circulating coinage for the purpose of analyzing options and proposing recommendations for possible changes to the nation’s circulating coins. To obtain this information, the United States Mint will conduct a nationally representative random-digit-dial (RDD) survey of 1,000 U.S. adults. The proposed survey will include both landline (700 interviews) and cellular (300 interviews) telephones. Interviewing will be conducted in both English and Spanish. The questionnaire should take 12 minutes to complete, including two minutes to screen for eligible participants (adults in the cellular telephone sample, the adult with the most recent birthday in the household in the landline telephone survey). The United States Mint estimates the burden of this collection of information will be as described in the table below. Estimated time to complete (minutes) Survey component Screener .......................................................................................................................... Main survey ..................................................................................................................... Authority: 31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(3)(A); Public Law 111–302, section 2(b)(3). DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Dated: July 1, 2014. Robert Dahl, Treasury Departmental Clearance Officer. [OMB Control No. 2900–0776] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2014–15819 Filed 7–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–37–P Agency Information Collection (Disability Benefits Questionnaires— Group 2) Activity Under OMB Review Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:48 Jul 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Notice. Frm 00192 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2 10 Population 1,250 1,000 Total burden (hours) 41.67 166.67 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 130 (Tuesday, July 8, 2014)]
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[Pages 38672-38673]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

United States Mint


Agency Information Collection Activity; Proposed Collection; U.S. 
Coinage Practices

AGENCY: United States Mint, Department of the Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and comment.

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SUMMARY: The United States Mint, a bureau of the Department of the 
Treasury, is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the 
proposed collection of certain information regarding the public's use 
of U.S. coins with special emphasis on low denomination coins. Under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), agencies are required to 
publish notice in the Federal Register

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concerning each proposed collection of information and to allow 30 days 
for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits 
comments on a proposed information collection concerning U.S. coinage 
practices as required to determine the public's interest according to 
the Coin Modernization, Oversight, and Continuity Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 
111-302).

DATES: Submit either electronic or written comments on the collection 
of information by 30 days after the notice is published.

ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other 
aspect of the information collection, including suggestion for reducing 
the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office 
of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Treasury, New 
Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email 
at OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV and (2) Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 
1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 8140, Washington, DC 20220, or email 
at PRA@treasury.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yvonne Pollard; Compliance Branch; 
United States Mint; 801 9th Street NW., 6th Floor; Washington, DC 
20220; 202-354-8400 (this is not a toll-free number); 
YPollard@usmint.treas.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), Federal 
agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. 
``Collection of information'' is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 
1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of 
the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a 
third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2) 
(A)) requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice of the 
proposed collection of information before submitting the proposed 
collection of information to OMB for approval. To comply with this 
requirement, we are publishing notice of the proposed collection of 
information described in this document.
    With respect to the following collection of information, the United 
States Mint invites comments on--(1) whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the United 
States Mint's functions, including whether the information will have 
practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the United States Mint's 
estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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, when appropriate, and other forms of information 
technology.

U.S. Coinage Practices Survey

    The Coin Modernization, Oversight, and Continuity Act of 2010, 
Public Law 111-302, section 2(b)(3), authorizes the Secretary of the 
Treasury to consider such factors he deems appropriate and in the 
public interest when preparing a report and recommendations to Congress 
with respect to the nation's circulating coins.
    Understanding the public's use and perception of United States 
circulating coins and coin usage is necessary for the United States 
Mint to carry out its mission to mint and issue circulating coins in 
amounts that the Secretary of the Treasury determines are necessary to 
meet the needs of the United States and to prepare recommendations to 
Congress as authorized by Public Law 111-302. The information collected 
will cover the following topics, with special emphasis on low 
denomination coins:
    1. Use of coins as payment,
    2. general payment preferences,
    3. general awareness concerning low denomination coins,
    4. attitudes regarding potential changes in coinage,
    4. the use of rounding retail transactions, and
    6. demographic characteristics.
    The data will be used to understand the public's use and perception 
of specific U.S. circulating coinage for the purpose of analyzing 
options and proposing recommendations for possible changes to the 
nation's circulating coins.
    To obtain this information, the United States Mint will conduct a 
nationally representative random-digit-dial (RDD) survey of 1,000 U.S. 
adults. The proposed survey will include both landline (700 interviews) 
and cellular (300 interviews) telephones. Interviewing will be 
conducted in both English and Spanish. The questionnaire should take 12 
minutes to complete, including two minutes to screen for eligible 
participants (adults in the cellular telephone sample, the adult with 
the most recent birthday in the household in the landline telephone 
survey). The United States Mint estimates the burden of this collection 
of information will be as described in the table below.

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                                                             Estimated time
                     Survey component                          to complete       Population       Total burden
                                                                (minutes)                            (hours)
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Screener..................................................                 2             1,250             41.67
Main survey...............................................                10             1,000            166.67
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    Authority: 31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(3)(A); Public Law 111-302, section 
2(b)(3).

    Dated: July 1, 2014.
Robert Dahl,
Treasury Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-15819 Filed 7-7-14; 8:45 am]
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