Multiemployer Pension Plan Application To Reduce Benefits; Reopening of Comment Period, 76743 [2015-31163]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 237 / Thursday, December 10, 2015 / Notices Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ For information regarding the application from the Board of Trustees of the Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Plan, please contact Treasury at (202) 622–1534 (not a tollfree number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Decided: December 7, 2015 By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Tia Delano, Clearance Clerk. BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY [Docket ID: TREAS–DO–2015–0009] Multiemployer Pension Plan Application To Reduce Benefits; Reopening of Comment Period Department of the Treasury. Notice of availability; Reopening of comment period. AGENCY: ACTION: On October 23, 2015, the Department published a notice of availability and request for comments regarding an application to Treasury to reduce benefits under the Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Plan in accordance with the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA). The purpose of this notice is to reopen the comment period and provide more time for interested parties to provide comments. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 1, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov, in accordance with the instructions on that site. Electronic submissions through www.regulations.gov are encouraged. Comments may also be mailed to the Department of the Treasury, MPRA Office, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 1224, Washington, DC 20220. Attn: Deva Kyle. Comments sent via facsimile and email will not be accepted. Additional Instructions. All comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, will be made available to the public. Do not include any personally identifiable information (such as Social Security number, name, address, or other contact information) or any other information in your comment or supporting materials that you do not want publicly disclosed. Treasury will make comments available for public inspection and copying on www.regulations.gov or upon request. Comments posted on the Internet can be retrieved by most Internet search engines. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Dec 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 The Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA) amended the Internal Revenue Code to permit a multiemployer plan that is projected to have insufficient funds to reduce pension benefits payable to participants and beneficiaries if certain conditions are satisfied. In order to reduce benefits, the plan sponsor is required to submit an application to the Secretary of the Treasury, which the Department of the Treasury (Treasury), in consultation with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and the Secretary of Labor, is required to approve or deny. On September 25, 2015, the Board of Trustees of the Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Plan (Central States Pension Plan) submitted an application for approval to reduce benefits under the Central States Pension Plan. As required by the MPRA, that application has been published on Treasury’s Web site at http:// www.treasury.gov/services/Pages/ central-states-application.aspx. On October 23, 2015, Treasury published a notice in the Federal Register (80 FR 64508), in consultation with PBGC and the Department of Labor, to solicit public comments on all aspects of the Central States Pension Plan application. The notice provided that comments must be received by December 7, 2015. This notice announces the reopening the comment period in order to give additional time for interested parties to provide comments. Comments are requested from interested parties, including contributing employers, employee organizations, and participants and beneficiaries of the Central States Pension Plan. Consideration will be given to any comments that are timely received by Treasury on or before February 1, 2016. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2015–31113 Filed 12–9–15; 8:45 am] Dated: December 7, 2015. David R. Pearl, Executive Secretary, Department of the Treasury. [FR Doc. 2015–31163 Filed 12–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76743 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0741] Proposed Information Collection (Report of Subcontracts to Small and Veteran-Owned Business—VA0896a) Activity: Comment Request The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VA OSDBU, is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information to be collected by VA through the Form 0896A, which intends to gather information from prime contractors regarding their subcontracts with service-disabled Veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) and Veteranowned small businesses (VOSB). This collection is in accordance with Public Law 109–461, Title V, Section 502(a)(1), codified at 38 U.S.C. 8127(a)(4). DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before February 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Milagros Ortiz, OSDBU, (OOSB) or email to: milagros.ortiz@va.gov or phone at (202) 461–4279. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0741 (Report of Subcontracts to Small and VeteranOwned Business—VA0896a)’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Milagros Ortiz, (202) 462–4279–7492 or milagros.ortiz@va.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 237 (Thursday, December 10, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 76743]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-31163]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

[Docket ID: TREAS-DO-2015-0009]


Multiemployer Pension Plan Application To Reduce Benefits; 
Reopening of Comment Period

AGENCY: Department of the Treasury.

ACTION: Notice of availability; Reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On October 23, 2015, the Department published a notice of 
availability and request for comments regarding an application to 
Treasury to reduce benefits under the Central States, Southeast and 
Southwest Areas Pension Plan in accordance with the Multiemployer 
Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA). The purpose of this notice is to 
reopen the comment period and provide more time for interested parties 
to provide comments.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 1, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments electronically through the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, in accordance with 
the instructions on that site. Electronic submissions through 
www.regulations.gov are encouraged.
    Comments may also be mailed to the Department of the Treasury, MPRA 
Office, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 1224, Washington, DC 20220. 
Attn: Deva Kyle. Comments sent via facsimile and email will not be 
accepted.
    Additional Instructions. All comments received, including 
attachments and other supporting materials, will be made available to 
the public. Do not include any personally identifiable information 
(such as Social Security number, name, address, or other contact 
information) or any other information in your comment or supporting 
materials that you do not want publicly disclosed. Treasury will make 
comments available for public inspection and copying on 
www.regulations.gov or upon request. Comments posted on the Internet 
can be retrieved by most Internet search engines.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding the 
application from the Board of Trustees of the Central States, Southeast 
and Southwest Areas Pension Plan, please contact Treasury at (202) 622-
1534 (not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 
(MPRA) amended the Internal Revenue Code to permit a multiemployer plan 
that is projected to have insufficient funds to reduce pension benefits 
payable to participants and beneficiaries if certain conditions are 
satisfied. In order to reduce benefits, the plan sponsor is required to 
submit an application to the Secretary of the Treasury, which the 
Department of the Treasury (Treasury), in consultation with the Pension 
Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and the Secretary of Labor, is 
required to approve or deny.
    On September 25, 2015, the Board of Trustees of the Central States, 
Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Plan (Central States Pension 
Plan) submitted an application for approval to reduce benefits under 
the Central States Pension Plan. As required by the MPRA, that 
application has been published on Treasury's Web site at http://www.treasury.gov/services/Pages/central-states-application.aspx. On 
October 23, 2015, Treasury published a notice in the Federal Register 
(80 FR 64508), in consultation with PBGC and the Department of Labor, 
to solicit public comments on all aspects of the Central States Pension 
Plan application. The notice provided that comments must be received by 
December 7, 2015.
    This notice announces the reopening the comment period in order to 
give additional time for interested parties to provide comments. 
Comments are requested from interested parties, including contributing 
employers, employee organizations, and participants and beneficiaries 
of the Central States Pension Plan. Consideration will be given to any 
comments that are timely received by Treasury on or before February 1, 
2016.

    Dated: December 7, 2015.
David R. Pearl,
Executive Secretary, Department of the Treasury.
[FR Doc. 2015-31163 Filed 12-9-15; 8:45 am]
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