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Download as PDF 74866 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 208 / Thursday, October 27, 2016 / Notices accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the Department to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:93. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: October 18, 2016. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–26034 Filed 10–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau [Docket No. TTB–2016–0001] Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 61) Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB); Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we invite comments on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this notice. DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before December 27, 2016. SUMMARY: As described below, you may send comments on the information collections listed in this document using the Regulations.gov online comment form for this document, or you may send written comments via U.S. mail or hand delivery. TTB no longer accepts public comments via email or fax. • http://www.regulations.gov: Use the comment form for this document posted within Docket No. TTB–2016–0001 on Regulations.gov, the Federal erulemaking portal, to submit comments via the Internet; • U.S. Mail: Michael Hoover, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Box 12, Washington, DC 20005. • Hand Delivery/Courier in Lieu of Mail: Michael Hoover, Alcohol and sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Oct 26, 2016 Jkt 241001 Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005. Please submit separate comments for each specific information collection listed in this document. You must reference the information collection’s title, form or recordkeeping requirement number, and OMB number (if any) in your comment. You may view copies of this document, the information collections listed in it and any associated instructions, and all comments received in response to this document within Docket No. TTB–2016–0001 at https:// www.regulations.gov. A link to that docket is posted on the TTB Web site at https://www.ttb.gov/forms/comment-onform.shtml. You may also obtain paper copies of this document, the information collections described in it and any associated instructions, and any comments received in response to this document by contacting Michael Hoover at the addresses or telephone number shown below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Hoover, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street, NW., Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; telephone 202–453–1039, ext. 135; or email informationcollections@ttb.gov (please do not submit comments on this notice to this email address). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comments The Department of the Treasury and its Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), as part of their continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this notice, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Comments submitted in response to this notice will be included or summarized in our request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the relevant information collection. All comments are part of the public record and subject to disclosure. Please do not include any confidential or inappropriate material in your comments. For each information collection listed below, we invite comments on: (a) Whether the information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the information collection’s burden; (c) ways to enhance the quality, PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 utility, and clarity of the information collected; (d) ways to minimize the information collection’s burden 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 the requested information. Information Collections Open for Comment Currently, we are seeking comments on the following information collections (forms, recordkeeping requirements, or questionnaires): Title: Usual and Customary Business Records Maintained by Brewers. OMB Number: 1513–0058. TTB Recordkeeping Number: REC 5130/1. Abstract: The Internal Revenue Code (IRC) at 26 U.S.C. 5415 requires brewers to keep records in such form and containing such information as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe by regulation as necessary to protect the revenue. Under this authority, TTB regulations in 27 CFR part 25 require brewers to keep usual and customary business records that allow TTB to verify, for example, the quantities of raw materials received at a brewery, the quantity of beer and cereal beverages produced and removed taxpaid or without payment of tax from a brewery, and the quantity of beer previously removed subject tax that is returned to the brewery. Current Actions: TTB is submitting this collection as a revision. The information collection remains unchanged. However, TTB is increasing the estimated number of respondents due to an increase in the number of brewers regulated by TTB. There is no increase in the estimated total annual burden hours for this information collection because the required operational and production records are usual and customary records kept by brewers during the normal course of business and would be maintained even without the TTB regulatory requirements to do so. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,700. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1 (one). Title: Application, Permit, and Report—Wine and Beer (Puerto Rico), and Application, Permit, and Report— Distilled Spirits (Puerto Rico). OMB Number: 1513–0123. E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 208 / Thursday, October 27, 2016 / Notices TTB Form Numbers: F 5100.21 and F 5110.51. Abstract: In general, under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) at 26 U.S.C. 7652(a)(1), merchandise manufactured in Puerto Rico and shipped to the United States for consumption or sale is subject to a tax equal to the internal revenue tax imposed in the United States upon like articles of merchandise of domestic manufacture. The IRC at 26 U.S.C. 7652(a)(2) provides that the Secretary of the Treasury shall by regulation prescribe the mode and time for payment and collection of the tax, and 26 U.S.C. 7805(a) provides the Secretary of the Treasury the authority to prescribe all needful rules and regulations for enforcement of the IRC. Under this authority, in order to protect the revenue, the TTB regulations require, among other things, the use of TTB F 5100.21 and TTB F 5110.51 by persons shipping wine, beer, and certain distilled spirits products produced in Puerto Rico to the United States for domestic consumption or sale. TTB F 5100.21 is an application and permit to compute the Federal excise tax on, taxpay, and withdraw wine or beer for shipment to the United States. TTB F 5110.51 is an application and permit to compute the tax on, taxpay, and withdraw for shipment to the United States certain distilled spirits products. Current Actions: We are submitting this information collection for extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number of respondents, and estimated number of burden hours remain unchanged. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 35. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 35. Dated: October 19, 2016. Amy R. Greenberg, Director, Regulations and Rulings Division. [FR Doc. 2016–25971 Filed 10–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–31–P The Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Anna Millikan, IRSAC Program Manager, Office of National Public Liaison, CL:NPL:P, Room 7559, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. Telephone: 202–317–6851 (not a toll-free number). Email address: PublicLiaison@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 10(a) (2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988), a public meeting of the IRSAC will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, from 9:20 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Melrose Georgetown Hotel, 2430 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Potomac III Ballroom, Washington, DC 20037. Issues to be discussed include, but are not limited to: IRS Should Evaluate the Effects of Penalties on Voluntary Compliance; Risk Assessment; Promoting Confidentiality of Treaty-Exchanged Information; Fraud Prevention through Individual Taxpayer and Business Master File (BMF) Authentication; Enhancement of IRS2Go Mobile Application and Online Accounts; Field and Campus Exam Letters and Attachments; Statutory Authority of IRS to Regulate Tax Practice; and Revisions and Updates to Circular 230. Lastminute agenda changes may preclude advanced notice. The meeting room accommodates approximately 70 people; this number includes IRSAC members and Internal Revenue Service officials. Due to limited seating, please call Anna Millikan at 202–317–6851 to confirm your attendance. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before the meeting begins. Should you wish the IRSAC to consider a written statement, please write to Internal Revenue Service, Office of National Public Liaison, CL:NPL, Room 7559, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224 or email PublicLiaison@irs.gov. SUMMARY: Dated: October 20, 2016. Candice Cromling, Director, National Public Liaison. [FR Doc. 2016–25946 Filed 10–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Advisory Council to the Internal Revenue Service; Meeting Multiemployer Pension Plan Application To Reduce Benefits Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Oct 26, 2016 Jkt 241001 Department of the Treasury. Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74867 The Board of Trustees of the Automotive Industries Pension Plan (Auto Industries Pension Plan), a multiemployer pension plan, has submitted an application to Treasury to reduce benefits under the plan in accordance with the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014. The purpose of this notice is to announce that the application submitted by the Board of Trustees of the Auto Industries Pension Plan has been published on the Web site of the Department of the Treasury (Treasury), and to request public comments on the application from interested parties, including participants and beneficiaries, employee organizations, and contributing employers of the Auto Industries Pension Plan. DATES: Comments must be received by December 12, 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: Eric Berger. 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 Auto Industries 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

[Docket No. TTB-2016-0001]


Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 61)

AGENCY: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB); Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, we invite comments on the proposed or continuing information 
collections listed below in this notice.

DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before December 27, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: As described below, you may send comments on the information 
collections listed in this document using the Regulations.gov online 
comment form for this document, or you may send written comments via 
U.S. mail or hand delivery. TTB no longer accepts public comments via 
email or fax.
     http://www.regulations.gov: Use the comment form for this 
document posted within Docket No. TTB-2016-0001 on Regulations.gov, the 
Federal e-rulemaking portal, to submit comments via the Internet;
     U.S. Mail: Michael Hoover, Regulations and Rulings 
Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., 
Box 12, Washington, DC 20005.
     Hand Delivery/Courier in Lieu of Mail: Michael Hoover, 
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Suite 400, 
Washington, DC 20005.
    Please submit separate comments for each specific information 
collection listed in this document. You must reference the information 
collection's title, form or recordkeeping requirement number, and OMB 
number (if any) in your comment.
    You may view copies of this document, the information collections 
listed in it and any associated instructions, and all comments received 
in response to this document within Docket No. TTB-2016-0001 at https://www.regulations.gov. A link to that docket is posted on the TTB Web 
site at https://www.ttb.gov/forms/comment-on-form.shtml. You may also 
obtain paper copies of this document, the information collections 
described in it and any associated instructions, and any comments 
received in response to this document by contacting Michael Hoover at 
the addresses or telephone number shown below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Hoover, Alcohol and Tobacco 
Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street, NW., Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; 
telephone 202-453-1039, ext. 135; or email 
informationcollections@ttb.gov (please do not submit comments on this 
notice to this email address).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Request for Comments

    The Department of the Treasury and its Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and 
Trade Bureau (TTB), as part of their continuing effort to reduce 
paperwork and respondent burden, invite the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on the proposed or continuing information 
collections listed below in this notice, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be included or 
summarized in our request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approval of the relevant information collection. All comments are part 
of the public record and subject to disclosure. Please do not include 
any confidential or inappropriate material in your comments.
    For each information collection listed below, we invite comments 
on: (a) Whether the information collection is necessary for the proper 
performance of the agency's functions, including whether the 
information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's 
estimate of the information collection's burden; (c) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (d) 
ways to minimize the information collection's burden 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 the requested information.

Information Collections Open for Comment

    Currently, we are seeking comments on the following information 
collections (forms, recordkeeping requirements, or questionnaires):
    Title: Usual and Customary Business Records Maintained by Brewers.
    OMB Number: 1513-0058.
    TTB Recordkeeping Number: REC 5130/1.
    Abstract: The Internal Revenue Code (IRC) at 26 U.S.C. 5415 
requires brewers to keep records in such form and containing such 
information as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe by 
regulation as necessary to protect the revenue. Under this authority, 
TTB regulations in 27 CFR part 25 require brewers to keep usual and 
customary business records that allow TTB to verify, for example, the 
quantities of raw materials received at a brewery, the quantity of beer 
and cereal beverages produced and removed taxpaid or without payment of 
tax from a brewery, and the quantity of beer previously removed subject 
tax that is returned to the brewery.
    Current Actions: TTB is submitting this collection as a revision. 
The information collection remains unchanged. However, TTB is 
increasing the estimated number of respondents due to an increase in 
the number of brewers regulated by TTB. There is no increase in the 
estimated total annual burden hours for this information collection 
because the required operational and production records are usual and 
customary records kept by brewers during the normal course of business 
and would be maintained even without the TTB regulatory requirements to 
do so.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,700.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1 (one).

    Title: Application, Permit, and Report--Wine and Beer (Puerto 
Rico), and Application, Permit, and Report--Distilled Spirits (Puerto 
Rico).
    OMB Number: 1513-0123.

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    TTB Form Numbers: F 5100.21 and F 5110.51.
    Abstract: In general, under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) at 26 
U.S.C. 7652(a)(1), merchandise manufactured in Puerto Rico and shipped 
to the United States for consumption or sale is subject to a tax equal 
to the internal revenue tax imposed in the United States upon like 
articles of merchandise of domestic manufacture. The IRC at 26 U.S.C. 
7652(a)(2) provides that the Secretary of the Treasury shall by 
regulation prescribe the mode and time for payment and collection of 
the tax, and 26 U.S.C. 7805(a) provides the Secretary of the Treasury 
the authority to prescribe all needful rules and regulations for 
enforcement of the IRC. Under this authority, in order to protect the 
revenue, the TTB regulations require, among other things, the use of 
TTB F 5100.21 and TTB F 5110.51 by persons shipping wine, beer, and 
certain distilled spirits products produced in Puerto Rico to the 
United States for domestic consumption or sale. TTB F 5100.21 is an 
application and permit to compute the Federal excise tax on, taxpay, 
and withdraw wine or beer for shipment to the United States. TTB F 
5110.51 is an application and permit to compute the tax on, taxpay, and 
withdraw for shipment to the United States certain distilled spirits 
products.
    Current Actions: We are submitting this information collection for 
extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number 
of respondents, and estimated number of burden hours remain unchanged.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 35.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 35.

    Dated: October 19, 2016.
Amy R. Greenberg,
Director, Regulations and Rulings Division.
[FR Doc. 2016-25971 Filed 10-26-16; 8:45 am]
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