Exception From Passive Income for Certain Foreign Insurance Companies; Hearing; Correction, 50814-50815 [2015-20849]

Download as PDF 50814 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 162 / Friday, August 21, 2015 / Proposed Rules (1) Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer) Model EMB–135ER–135KE, –135KL, and –135LR airplanes; and Model EMB–145, –145ER, –145MR, –145LR, –145MP, and –145EP airplanes, certificated in any category, as identified in Embraer Service Bulletin 145–28–0030, Revision 01, dated October 22, 2010. (2) Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer) Model EMB–135BJ airplanes, certificated in any category, as identified in Embraer Service Bulletin 145LEG–28–0032, Revision 01, dated November 20, 2012. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 28, Fuel. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a report of chafing between the fuel pump electrical harness and the fuel pump tubing during scheduled maintenance. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct chafing of the fuel pump harnesses with other parts inside the fuel tank, which could present a potential ignition source that could result in a fire or fuel tank explosion. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (g) Detailed Inspection and Corrective Action Do the actions specified in paragraphs (g)(1) and (g)(2) of this AD at the applicable times specified in paragraph (h)(1) or (h)(2) of this AD. (1) Do a detailed inspection for chafing on the electrical harness of each electrical fuel pump in the fuel tanks, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Embraer Service Bulletin 145–28–0030, Revision 01, dated October 22, 2010 (for Model EMB– 135ER, –135KE, –135KL, and –135LR airplanes; and Model EMB–145, –145ER, –145MR, –145LR, –145MP, and –145EP airplanes); or Embraer Service Bulletin 145LEG–28–0032, Revision 01, dated November 20, 2012 (for Model EMB–135BJ airplanes). If any chafing is found, before further flight, replace the affected electrical fuel pump with a new or serviceable pump having the same part number, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Embraer Service Bulletin 145–28–0030, Revision 01, dated October 22, 2010; or Embraer Service Bulletin 145LEG–28–0032, Revision 01, dated November 20, 2012; as applicable. (2) Install clamps on the fuel pump electrical harnesses, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Embraer Service Bulletin 145–28–0030, Revision 01, dated October 22, 2010 (for Model EMB– 135ER, –135KE, –135KL, and –135LR airplanes; and Model EMB–145, –145ER, –145MR, –145LR, –145MP, and –145EP airplanes); or Embraer Service Bulletin 145LEG–28–0032, Revision 01, dated November 20, 2012 (for Model EMB–135BJ airplanes). VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:06 Aug 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 (h) Compliance Times (1) For Model EMB–135ER, –135KE, –135KL, and –135LR airplanes; and Model EMB–145, –145ER, –145MR, –145LR, –145MP, and –145EP airplanes: Do the actions specified in paragraph (g) of this AD within 2,500 flight hours or 24 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first. (2) For Model EMB–135BJ airplanes: Do the actions specified in paragraph (g) of this AD within 4,800 flight hours or 48 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first. (i) Credit for Previous Actions This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Embraer Service Bulletin 145–28–0030, dated September 1, 2010 (for Model EMB–135ER, –135KE, –135KL, and –135LR airplanes; and Model EMB–145, –145ER, –145MR, –145LR, –145MP, and –145EP airplanes); or Embraer Service Bulletin 145LEG–28–0032, dated September 15, 2012 (for Model EMB–135BJ airplanes). This service information is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (j) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the International Branch, send it to ATTN: Todd Thompson, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–1175; fax 425–227–1149. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding district office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM– 116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or ˆ the Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil ¸˜ (ANAC); or ANAC’s authorized Designee. If approved by the ANAC Designee, the approval must include the Designee’s authorized signature. (k) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Brazilian Airworthiness Directive 2015–03–01, dated March 23, 2015, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 searching for and locating Docket No. FAA– 2015–3143. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer), Technical Publications Section (PC 060), Av. Brigadeiro ˜ Faria Lima, 2170–Putim–12227–901 Sao Jose dos Campos–SP–Brasil; telephone +55 12 3927–5852 or +55 12 3309–0732; fax +55 12 3927–7546; email distrib@embraer.com.br; Internet http://www.flyembraer.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 12, 2015. Suzanne Masterson, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–20589 Filed 8–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 1 [REG–108214–15] RIN 1545–BM69 Exception From Passive Income for Certain Foreign Insurance Companies; Hearing; Correction Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Correction to a notice of a public hearing on a proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: This document corrects a notice of public hearing on proposed regulations that published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. The proposed regulations provide guidance regarding when a foreign insurance company’s income is excluded from the definition of passive income under section 1297(b)(2)(B). DATES: Outlines of topics to be discussed at the public hearing being held on Friday, September 18, 2015 (see the document published at 80 FR 50239, August 19, 2015), are still being accepted and must be received by August 26, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Concerning the proposed regulations, Josephine Firehock at (202) 317–4932; concerning submissions of comments, the hearing and/or to be placed on the building access list to attend the hearing Oluwafunmilayo Taylor at (202) 317– 6901 (not toll-free numbers). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21AUP1.SGM 21AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 162 / Friday, August 21, 2015 / Proposed Rules Background FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The notice of a public hearing on a proposed rulemaking that is the subject of this document is under section 1297(b)(2)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code. Need for Correction As published, the notice of a public hearing on a proposed rulemaking (REG–108214–15) contains an error that is misleading and is in need of clarification. Correction to Publication Accordingly, the notice of a public hearing on a proposed rulemaking, that is the subject of FR Doc. 2015–20468, is corrected as follows: 1. On page 50239, in the preamble, column 3, under the caption ‘‘SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION’’, the last line of the first full paragraph, the language ‘‘topic by Wednesday, August 19, 2015’’ is corrected to read ‘‘topic by Wednesday, August 26, 2015’’. Martin V. Franks, Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration). [FR Doc. 2015–20849 Filed 8–19–15; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION 39 CFR part 3050 [Docket No. RM2015–19; Order No. 2666] Periodic Reporting Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing requesting that the Commission initiate an informal rulemaking proceeding to consider changes to analytical principles relating to periodic reports (Proposal Ten). This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: September 17, 2015. Reply Comments are due: September 28, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http:// www.prc.gov. Those who cannot submit comments electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by telephone for advice on filing alternatives. rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:06 Aug 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Proposal Ten III. Initial Commission Action IV. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction On August 12, 2015, the Postal Service filed a petition pursuant to 39 CFR 3050.11 requesting that the Commission initiate an informal rulemaking proceeding in order to consider changes in analytical principles relating to periodic reports.1 Proposal Ten is attached to the Petition and proposes an analytical method change related to the proposed merger of Cost Segments 3 and 4 for purposes of constructing the Cost and Revenue Analysis (CRA) Report. Petition at 1. II. Proposal Ten A. Background As background, the Postal Service explains that the historical reason for separation of Cost Segment 4, which requires costs for small post offices to be isolated and transparent, occurred when decisions to close some small post offices were under consideration. Id. Proposal Ten at 1. However, where postmasters (whose costs are reflected in Cost Segment 1) in small post offices (identified by the Postal Service as ‘‘CAG K’’ and ‘‘CAG L’’ offices) 2 may be doing all of the tasks with no clerks, it is difficult to use Cost Segment 4 to adequately measure labor costs at these post offices. Proposal Ten at 1. The In-Office Cost System (IOCS) maintains a separate panel for CAG K finance numbers that generally have one clerk. When the clerk is no longer there, no IOCS readings can be obtained and, as the number of IOCS reading of CAG K offices declines, the sampling variation increases until the sample is refreshed. Data suggest product costs in Cost Segment 4 are not statistically different from other small offices. Id. at 2. The Postal Service further explains that the POStPlan had potentially confusing impacts in Cost Segments 3 1 Petition of the United States Postal Service for the Initiation of a Proceeding to Consider Proposed Changes in Analytical Principles (Proposal Ten), August 12, 2015 (Petition). 2 ‘‘CAG’’ refers to ‘‘cost ascertainment group’’ and is a method used by the Postal Service that classifies post offices based on volume of revenue generated. CAG K offices have 36–189 revenue units, and CAG L offices have less than 36. See Glossary of Postal Terms available at https:// usps.com/publications/pub32. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 50815 and 4. The Postal Service indicates that Postmaster Reliefs working at POStPlan 3 post offices were subject to reductions in force as a result of a September 5, 2014, ruling on an American Postal Workers Union arbitration that required four-hour and six-hour post offices to be assigned to clerks. According to the Postal Service, the effect of the ruling is that clerk costs in Cost Segments 3 and 4 may complicate the analysis of the effects of POStPlan. Furthermore, the Postal Service explains that recent cost increases in Cost Segment 4 are the result of reclassifying postmaster positions and shifting these positions from Cost Segment 1 to clerks in Cost Segments 3 and 4. Id. at 3. B. Proposal Under the proposal, for Fiscal Year 2015, the IOCS would include data from CAG K and L post offices with data from CAG H and J post offices, and their trial balance amounts used as control totals for full-time and part-time clerks would be merged and treated as one stratum when refreshed. Id. at 3–4. Cost Segment 4 Trial Balance Accounts would be merged into the corresponding 5-digit accounts in Cost Segment 3, creating a revised ‘‘Cost Segment 3 & 4’’ worksheet. The Cost Segment 3 account numbers and titles would be retained and the CRA Component would be expanded to ‘‘253 & 42.’’ Other conforming Trial Balance worksheet changes would be made, but the merger will not affect the ‘‘Outputs to CRA’’ and ‘‘Product specific’’ tabs in the Trial Balance. Id. at 4. In the Cost Segment 3 B workpapers, CAG K and L clerk costs would be incorporated into the Trial Balance control for Cost Segment 3. These changes would combine former Cost Segment 4 with the non-MODS office group in Cost Segment 3, and subject the mail processing, window service, and administrative activities at CAG K and L offices to the accepted cost methodology for each component. Id. Cost Segment 3 output spreadsheets and other reports would be unchanged. Id. The only change to the CRA Cost Model is to remove lines in the control table on sheets ‘‘Comp Master’’ and ‘‘DK Addends’’ relating to Cost Segment 4. Id. 3 The POStPlan is a Postal Service initiative to match post office retail hours with workload, and represents an alternative, namely reducing retail window hours, in lieu of closing a post office. See Docket No. N2012–2, Advisory Opinion on Post Office Structure Plan, August 23, 2012. E:\FR\FM\21AUP1.SGM 21AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 162 (Friday, August 21, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 50814-50815]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-20849]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service

26 CFR Part 1

[REG-108214-15]
RIN 1545-BM69


Exception From Passive Income for Certain Foreign Insurance 
Companies; Hearing; Correction

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Correction to a notice of a public hearing on a proposed 
rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: This document corrects a notice of public hearing on proposed 
regulations that published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, August 
19, 2015. The proposed regulations provide guidance regarding when a 
foreign insurance company's income is excluded from the definition of 
passive income under section 1297(b)(2)(B).

DATES: Outlines of topics to be discussed at the public hearing being 
held on Friday, September 18, 2015 (see the document published at 80 FR 
50239, August 19, 2015), are still being accepted and must be received 
by August 26, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Concerning the proposed regulations, 
Josephine Firehock at (202) 317-4932; concerning submissions of 
comments, the hearing and/or to be placed on the building access list 
to attend the hearing Oluwafunmilayo Taylor at (202) 317-6901 (not 
toll-free numbers).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Background

    The notice of a public hearing on a proposed rulemaking that is the 
subject of this document is under section 1297(b)(2)(B) of the Internal 
Revenue Code.

Need for Correction

    As published, the notice of a public hearing on a proposed 
rulemaking (REG-108214-15) contains an error that is misleading and is 
in need of clarification.

Correction to Publication

    Accordingly, the notice of a public hearing on a proposed 
rulemaking, that is the subject of FR Doc. 2015-20468, is corrected as 
follows:
    1. On page 50239, in the preamble, column 3, under the caption 
``SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION'', the last line of the first full 
paragraph, the language ``topic by Wednesday, August 19, 2015'' is 
corrected to read ``topic by Wednesday, August 26, 2015''.

Martin V. Franks,
Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, 
Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration).
[FR Doc. 2015-20849 Filed 8-19-15; 4:15 pm]
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