Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates-Passport and Citizenship Services Fee Changes; Correction, 55242-55243 [2015-23140]

Download as PDF 55242 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 178 / Tuesday, September 15, 2015 / Rules and Regulations EconomicAnalyses/default.htm# (Ref. 1). V. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 This final rule contains no collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3518(c)(1)(B)(ii)). Therefore, clearance by the Office of Management and Budget is not required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. VI. Federalism FDA has analyzed this final rule in accordance with the principles set forth in Executive Order 13132. FDA has determined that the rule does not contain policies that have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the National Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. Accordingly, the Agency has concluded that the rule does not contain policies that have federalism implications as defined in the Executive order and, consequently, a federalism summary impact statement is not required. VII. Environmental Impact The Agency has determined under 21 CFR 25.30(h) that this action is of a type that does not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. Therefore, neither an environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement is required. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES VIII. Reference The following reference has been placed on display in the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852, and may be seen by interested persons between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is available electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov. (FDA has verified the Web site address in this Reference section, but FDA is not responsible for any subsequent changes to the Web site after this document publishes in the Federal Register.) 1. Final Regulatory Impact Analysis, Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis, and Final Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Analysis for Administrative Destruction of Certain Drugs Refused Admission to the United States, available at http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/ ReportsManualsForms/Reports/ EconomicAnalyses/default.htm#. List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 1 Cosmetics, Drugs, Exports, Food labeling, Imports, Labeling, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 Sep 14, 2015 Jkt 235001 Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and under authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, 21 CFR part 1 is amended as follows: PART 1—GENERAL ENFORCEMENT REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for 21 CFR part 1 continues to read as follows: paragraph (a) of this section into a single proceeding. Dated: September 9, 2015. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–23124 Filed 9–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P ■ Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1333, 1453, 1454, 1455, 4402; 19 U.S.C. 1490, 1491; 21 U.S.C. 321, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335a, 343, 350c, 350d, 352, 355, 360b, 360ccc, 360ccc–1, 360ccc–2, 362, 371, 374, 381, 382, 387, 387a, 387c, 393; 42 U.S.C. 216, 241, 243, 262, 264. ■ 2. Revise § 1.94 to read as follows: § 1.94 Hearing on refusal of admission or destruction. (a) If it appears that the article may be subject to refusal of admission, or that the article is a drug that may be subject to destruction under section 801(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the district director shall give the owner or consignee a written notice to that effect, stating the reasons therefor. The notice shall specify a place and a period of time during which the owner or consignee shall have an opportunity to introduce testimony. Upon timely request giving reasonable grounds therefor, such time and place may be changed. Such testimony shall be confined to matters relevant to the admissibility or destruction of the article, and may be introduced orally or in writing. (b) If such owner or consignee submits or indicates his or her intention to submit an application for authorization to relabel or perform other action to bring the article into compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act or to render it other than a food, drug, device, or cosmetic, such testimony shall include evidence in support of such application. If such application is not submitted at or prior to the hearing on refusal of admission, the district director shall specify a time limit, reasonable in the light of the circumstances, for filing such application. (c) If the article is a drug that may be subject to destruction under section 801(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the district director may give the owner or consignee a single written notice that provides the notice on refusal of admission and the notice on destruction of an article described in paragraph (a) of this section. The district director may also combine the hearing on refusal of admission with the hearing on destruction of the article described in PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF STATE 22 CFR Part 22 [Public Notice: 9269] RIN 1400–AD71 Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates—Passport and Citizenship Services Fee Changes; Correction Department of State. Interim final rule; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of State published an interim final rule on September 8, 2015, amending the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for certain passport fees and citizenship services fees. The document contained an incorrect effective date for a portion of the rule. This document corrects the rule. DATES: The effective date of the amendments to § 22.1, Items 2.(a), 2.(b), and 2.(g), published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2015 (80 FR 53704), is corrected to September 26, 2015. SUMMARY: Jill Warning, Special Assistant, Office of the Comptroller, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State; phone: 202–485– 6681, telefax: 202–485–6826; email: fees@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of State published an interim final rule on September 8, 2015 (80 FR 53704); this document corrects the effective date for one portion of the rulemaking. The other dates applicable to the rulemaking, as well as the duration of the public comment period, are unchanged. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Corrections In FR Rule Doc. 2015–22054, in the Federal Register of September 8, 2015 (80 FR 53704), the following corrections are made: 1. On page 53704 in the second column, the first sentence of the DATES section is corrected to read: ‘‘Section 22.1, Items 2.(a), 2.(b), and 2.(g) of this rule become effective on September 26, 2015.’’ E:\FR\FM\15SER1.SGM 15SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 178 / Tuesday, September 15, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 2. On page 53709, in the third column, amendatory instruction 2a is corrected to read: ‘‘a. Revising Items 2.(a), (b), and (g), effective September 26, 2015; and’’ Dated: September 9, 2015. David T. Donahue, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2015–23140 Filed 9–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 1 [TD 9737] RIN 1545–BK96 Controlled Group Regulation Examples Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Final regulations. AGENCY: This document contains final rules with revisions to examples that illustrate the controlled group rules applicable to regulated investment companies (RICs). The revised examples illustrate how the controlled group rules affect the RIC asset diversification tests. DATES: Effective Date: These regulations are effective on September 15, 2015. Applicability Dates: For dates of applicability, see §§ 1.851–3(b), 1.851– 5(b). SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julanne Allen or Susan Baker of the Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Financial Institutions and Products) at (202) 317–6945 (Julanne Allen) or (202) 317–7053 (Susan Baker) (not toll-free numbers). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Background This document contains amendments to the Income Tax Regulations (26 CFR, part 1) relating to the application of the controlled group rules under section 851(c) to RICs. To qualify as a RIC, a taxpayer must meet asset diversification tests pursuant to which, at the close of each quarter of the RIC’s taxable year, not more than 25 percent of the value of the taxpayer’s total assets may be invested in (i) the securities (other than Government securities or the securities of other RICs) of any one issuer; (ii) the securities (other than the securities of other RICs) of two or more issuers that the taxpayer controls and that are determined, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 Sep 14, 2015 Jkt 235001 to be engaged in the same or similar trades or businesses or related trades or businesses; or (iii) the securities of one or more qualified publicly traded partnerships (as defined in section 851(h)) (the 25 percent tests). See section 851(b)(3)(B). Section 851(c) provides special rules applicable to the asset diversification requirements of section 851(b)(3), including the 25 percent tests. The controlled group rules in section 851(c)(1) provide that, when ascertaining the value of a taxpayer’s investment in the securities of an issuer for purposes of determining whether the 25 percent tests have been met, the taxpayer’s proper proportion of any investment in the securities of such issuer that are held by a member of the taxpayer’s ‘‘controlled group’’ must be aggregated with the taxpayer’s investment in such issuer, as determined under regulations. Section 851(c)(3) defines a controlled group as one or more chains of corporations connected through stock ownership with the taxpayer if (i) 20 percent or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock entitled to vote of each of the corporations (except the taxpayer) is owned directly by one or more of the other corporations, and (ii) the taxpayer owns directly at least 20 percent or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock entitled to vote of at least one of the other corporations. On August 2, 2013, the Treasury Department and the IRS published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (REG–114122–12 at 78 FR 46851) (NPRM). The proposed regulations would revise certain examples in § 1.851–5 to clarify that a RIC and its controlled subsidiary are a controlled group even if the group consists of only that RIC and its subsidiary. No public hearing was requested or held. Written comments responding to the NPRM were received. The written comments are available for public inspection at http:// www.regulations.gov or upon request. After consideration of all the comments, these final regulations adopt the provisions of the proposed regulations with certain clarifications. The comments and clarifications are discussed in this preamble. Summary of Comments and Explanation of Revisions Comments received in response to the NPRM’s request for comments addressed three general categories of issues: (1) application of the proposed PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 55243 changes to a parent RIC investing in the stock of subsidiary RICs (a Fund of Funds structure); (2) application of the proposed changes to a RIC’s indirect investment in qualified publicly traded partnerships, as defined in section 851(h) (QPTPs); and (3) clarification of existing regulatory language implementing the controlled group rules of section 851(c). 1. Fund of Funds Commenters recognized that the changes to the examples in § 1.851–5 apply to structures in which the investments of a RIC (Upper RIC) include stock of one or more subsidiary RICs (Lower RICs). Commenters noted that there may be uncertainty in determining whether an Upper RIC satisfies its 25 percent tests when what might otherwise be a quarter-end violation by the Lower RIC is saved from being a violation by one or both of the relief provisions in section 851(d)(1) (sometimes called the ‘‘market value exception’’ and the ‘‘30-day cure provision’’) or when the Upper RIC and a Lower RIC have different quarter end testing dates. To resolve this uncertainty, commenters urged the Treasury Department and the IRS either to provide a safe harbor for Fund of Funds structures or to exempt these structures from the controlled group rules. Commenters noted that securities of RICs are listed as qualifying assets for purposes of the ‘‘good asset’’ 50 percent test of section 851(b)(3)(A) and are correspondingly excluded from the categories of assets listed in the 25 percent tests set forth in sections 851(b)(3)(B)(i) and (ii). In response to these requests, the Treasury Department and the IRS are issuing Revenue Procedure 2015–45 (2015–39 IRB dated September 28, 2015), which describes conditions under which the IRS will treat an Upper RIC that invests in one or more Lower RICs as satisfying the 25 percent tests and provides procedures to lessen the burden of demonstrating compliance with the 25 percent tests, applying the market value exception and the 30-day cure provision, and dealing with different quarter-end testing dates. 2. QPTPs Comments were received both on the revised language in Example 1 and on proposed Example 7. Example 7 illustrates the application of the controlled group rules to a RIC’s indirect investment in securities of QPTPs. In 2004, Congress enacted section 851(b)(2)(B), which facilitated E:\FR\FM\15SER1.SGM 15SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 178 (Tuesday, September 15, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 55242-55243]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-23140]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

22 CFR Part 22

[Public Notice: 9269]
RIN 1400-AD71


Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and 
Overseas Embassies and Consulates--Passport and Citizenship Services 
Fee Changes; Correction

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Interim final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State published an interim final rule on 
September 8, 2015, amending the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services 
(Schedule) for certain passport fees and citizenship services fees. The 
document contained an incorrect effective date for a portion of the 
rule. This document corrects the rule.

DATES: The effective date of the amendments to Sec.  22.1, Items 2.(a), 
2.(b), and 2.(g), published in the Federal Register on September 8, 
2015 (80 FR 53704), is corrected to September 26, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jill Warning, Special Assistant, 
Office of the Comptroller, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of 
State; phone: 202-485-6681, telefax: 202-485-6826; email: 
fees@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of State published an interim 
final rule on September 8, 2015 (80 FR 53704); this document corrects 
the effective date for one portion of the rulemaking. The other dates 
applicable to the rulemaking, as well as the duration of the public 
comment period, are unchanged.

Corrections

    In FR Rule Doc. 2015-22054, in the Federal Register of September 8, 
2015 (80 FR 53704), the following corrections are made:
    1. On page 53704 in the second column, the first sentence of the 
DATES section is corrected to read: ``Section 22.1, Items 2.(a), 2.(b), 
and 2.(g) of this rule become effective on September 26, 2015.''

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    2. On page 53709, in the third column, amendatory instruction 2a is 
corrected to read:
    ``a. Revising Items 2.(a), (b), and (g), effective September 26, 
2015; and''

    Dated: September 9, 2015.
David T. Donahue,
Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2015-23140 Filed 9-14-15; 8:45 am]
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