Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 89998-89999 [2016-29904]

Download as PDF 89998 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 13, 2016 / Notices documents the Postal Service submits in which explains the reasons for the change, updated proposed Mail this docket on its Web site, along with Classification Schedule language, and related Commission documents, revised financial workpapers.3 comments, or other submissions, unless Planned price adjustments. The Postal such filings are the subject of an Service plans to reduce its proposed application for non-public treatment. price increase for Certified Mail with The Commission’s policy on access to Restricted Delivery and/or Adult documents filed under seal appears in Signature from $8.35 to $8.30. Notice of 39 CFR part 3007. Revision at 1. The Postal Service states IV. Ordering Paragraphs that technical issues effectively prevent It is ordered: it from pursuing the original proposed 1. Comments on the revised proposed increase. Id. at 1–2. The Postal Service price adjustment are due no later than has weighed the cost and revenue December 14, 2016. impacts of potential solutions and 2. The Commission directs the concluded that proceeding with the Secretary of the Commission to arrange revised price is preferable to delay or for prompt publication of this notice in staggered implementation of its the Federal Register. proposed Special Services price increases. Id. at 2. By the Commission. As a result of this revision, the Postal Stacy L. Ruble, Service’s proposed price change for the Secretary. Special Services class decreases from [FR Doc. 2016–29782 Filed 12–12–16; 8:45 am] 2.515 percent to 2.514 percent. If BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P approved, the Postal Service’s unused price adjustment authority for the Special Services class would increase by RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD a corresponding 0.001 percent. II. Procedural Schedule The Commission acknowledges the Postal Service’s interest in the expeditious resolution of this matter and its concerns regarding the limited time remaining prior to the Postal Service’s proposed implementation date. For this reason, the Commission will endeavor to issue a final order resolving the proposed Special Services price adjustments within seven days of the conclusion of the comment period provided below. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES III. Administrative Actions The Commission hereby provides public notice of the Postal Service’s filing. The Commission invites comments from interested persons on whether the Notice of Revision is consistent with 39 U.S.C. 3622 and the requirements of 39 CFR part 3010. Comments are due no later than December 14, 2016. The Commission has posted the public portions of the Postal Service’s filing on its Web site at http:// www.prc.gov. The Commission will post revisions to the filing (if any) or other 3 See Notice of the United States Postal Service of Filing of Revised Version of USPS–LR–R2017–1/ 5, December 6, 2016. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Dec 12, 2016 Jkt 241001 Proposed Collection; Comment Request Summary: In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB’s estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Withholding Certificate for Railroad Retirement Monthly Annuity Payments; OMB 3220–0149. The Internal Revenue Code requires that all payers of tax liable private pensions to U.S. citizens or residents: PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (1) Notify each recipient at least concurrent with initial withholding that the payer is, in fact, withholding benefits for tax liability and that the recipient has the option of electing not to have the payer withhold, or to withhold at a specific rate; (2) withhold benefits for tax purposes (in the absence of the recipient’s election not to withhold benefits); and (3) notify all beneficiaries, at least annually, that they have the option to change their withholding status or elect not to have benefits withheld. The RRB provides Form RRB–W4P, Withholding Certificate for Railroad Retirement Payments, to its annuitants to exercise their withholding options. Completion of the form is required to obtain or retain a benefit. One response is requested of each respondent. No changes are proposed to Form RRB W– 4P. The RRB estimates that 25,000 annuitants utilize Form RRB W–4P annually. The completion time for Form RRB W–4P varies depending on individual circumstances. The estimated average completion time for Form RRB W–4P is 39 minutes for recordkeeping, 24 minutes for learning about the law or the form, and 59 minutes for preparing the form. 2. Title and purpose of information collection: Earnings Information Request; OMB 3220–0184. Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act, an annuity is not payable, or is reduced for any month(s) in which the beneficiary works for a railroad or earns more than prescribed amounts. The provisions relating to the reduction or non-payment of annuities by reason of work are prescribed in 20 CFR 230. The RRB utilizes Form G–19–F, Earnings Information Request, to obtain earnings information that either had not been previously reported or erroneously reported by a beneficiary. Currently the claimant is asked to enter the date they stopped working, if applicable. If a respondent fails to complete the form, the RRB may be unable to pay them benefits. One response is requested of each respondent. The RRB proposes the implementation of an Internet-based equivalent Form G–19F. No other changes are proposed. E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 89999 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 13, 2016 / Notices ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN Annual responses Form No. Time (minutes) Burden (hours) G–19–F ........................................................................................................................................ 900 8 120 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 900 ........................ 120 Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, contact Dana Hickman at (312) 751–4981 or Dana.Hickman@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Brian Foster, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611– 1275 or emailed to Brian.Foster@ RRB.GOV. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Brian Foster, Records Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–29904 Filed 12–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. IC–32379; File No. 812–14721] Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., et al.; Notice of Application and Temporary Order December 6, 2016. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Temporary order and notice of application for a permanent order under section 9(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (‘‘Act’’). AGENCY: Applicants have received a temporary order (‘‘Temporary Order’’) exempting them from section 9(a) of the Act, with respect to an injunction entered against Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc. (‘‘Stifel Nicolaus’’) on December 6, 2016 by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (‘‘Court’’), in connection with a consent order between Stifel Nicolaus and the Commission, until the Commission takes final action on an application for a permanent order (the ‘‘Permanent Order,’’ and with the Temporary Order, the ‘‘Orders’’). Applicants also have applied for a Permanent Order. APPLICANTS: Stifel Nicolaus, Choice Financial Partners, Inc. (‘‘Choice’’), 1919 Investment Counsel, LLC (‘‘1919ic’’), and Ziegler Capital Management, LLC pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY OF APPLICATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Dec 12, 2016 Jkt 241001 (‘‘ZCM’’) (each an ‘‘Applicant’’ and collectively, the ‘‘Applicants’’). FILING DATE: The application was filed on December 6, 2016. HEARING OR NOTIFICATION OF HEARING: An order granting the application will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Commission’s Secretary and serving Applicants with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on January 3, 2017, and should be accompanied by proof of service on Applicants, in the form of an affidavit, or for lawyers, a certificate of service. Pursuant to rule 0–5 under the Act, hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, any facts bearing upon the desirability of a hearing on the matter, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the Commission’s Secretary. ADDRESSES: Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090; Applicants: Stifel Nicolaus and Choice: One Financial Plaza, 501 North Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102; 1919ic: One South Street, Suite 2500, Baltimore, MD 21202; ZCM: 70 West Madison Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: KayMario Vobis, Senior Counsel, Vanessa Meeks, Senior Counsel, or Parisa Haghshenas, Branch Chief, at (202) 551– 6821 (Division of Investment Management, Chief Counsel’s Office). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a temporary order and a summary of the application. The complete application may be obtained via the Commission’s Web site by searching for the file number, or an applicant using the Company name box, at http://www.sec.gov/search/ search.htm, or by calling (202) 551– 8090. Applicants’ Representations 1. Stifel Nicolaus, a Missouri corporation, is a broker-dealer registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Exchange Act’’) and an investment adviser registered under the PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the ‘‘Advisers Act’’). Stifel Nicolaus is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. (‘‘Stifel Financial’’), a Delaware corporation. Stifel Financial is the ultimate parent company of each of the Applicants. 2. Choice, 1919ic, and ZCM are each a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial and are each an investment adviser registered under the Advisers Act. Choice, a Missouri corporation, was organized in early 2007. 1919ic, a Maryland limited liability company, was acquired by Stifel Financial in 2014. ZCM, a Wisconsin limited liability company, was acquired by Stifel Financial in 2013. Choice, 1919ic, and ZCM each serve as investment adviser or investment sub-adviser to investment companies registered under the Act, or series of such companies (each a ‘‘Fund’’) and are collectively referred to as the ‘‘Fund Servicing Applicants.’’ 3. While no existing company of which Stifel Nicolaus is an affiliated person within the meaning of section 2(a)(3) of the Act (‘‘Affiliated Person’’), other than the Fund Servicing Applicants, currently serves as an investment adviser or depositor of any Fund, employees’ securities company (‘‘ESC’’) or investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Act (‘‘BDC’’), or as a principal underwriter (as defined in section 2(a)(29) of the Act) for any open-end management investment company registered under the Act (‘‘Open-End Fund’’), unit investment trust registered under the Act (‘‘UIT’’), or face-amount certificate company registered under the Act (‘‘FACC’’) (such activities, ‘‘Fund Servicing Activities’’), Applicants request that any relief granted also apply to any existing company of which Stifel Nicolaus is an Affiliated Person and to any other company of which Stifel Nicolaus may become an Affiliated Person in the future (together with the Fund Servicing Applicants, the ‘‘Covered Persons’’) 1 with respect to 1 Stifel Nicolaus is a party to the application, but does not currently engage in, and will not engage in, any Fund Servicing Activities, and is not a Covered Person. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 239 (Tuesday, December 13, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 89998-89999]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-29904]


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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Summary: In accordance with the requirement of Section 
3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides 
opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the 
Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of 
proposed data collections.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information 
collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; 
(b) the accuracy of the RRB's estimate of the burden of the collection 
of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize 
the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    1. Title and purpose of information collection: Withholding 
Certificate for Railroad Retirement Monthly Annuity Payments; OMB 3220-
0149.
    The Internal Revenue Code requires that all payers of tax liable 
private pensions to U.S. citizens or residents: (1) Notify each 
recipient at least concurrent with initial withholding that the payer 
is, in fact, withholding benefits for tax liability and that the 
recipient has the option of electing not to have the payer withhold, or 
to withhold at a specific rate; (2) withhold benefits for tax purposes 
(in the absence of the recipient's election not to withhold benefits); 
and (3) notify all beneficiaries, at least annually, that they have the 
option to change their withholding status or elect not to have benefits 
withheld.
    The RRB provides Form RRB-W4P, Withholding Certificate for Railroad 
Retirement Payments, to its annuitants to exercise their withholding 
options. Completion of the form is required to obtain or retain a 
benefit. One response is requested of each respondent. No changes are 
proposed to Form RRB W-4P.
    The RRB estimates that 25,000 annuitants utilize Form RRB W-4P 
annually. The completion time for Form RRB W-4P varies depending on 
individual circumstances. The estimated average completion time for 
Form RRB W-4P is 39 minutes for recordkeeping, 24 minutes for learning 
about the law or the form, and 59 minutes for preparing the form.
    2. Title and purpose of information collection: Earnings 
Information Request; OMB 3220-0184. Under Section 2 of the Railroad 
Retirement Act, an annuity is not payable, or is reduced for any 
month(s) in which the beneficiary works for a railroad or earns more 
than prescribed amounts. The provisions relating to the reduction or 
non-payment of annuities by reason of work are prescribed in 20 CFR 
230.
    The RRB utilizes Form G-19-F, Earnings Information Request, to 
obtain earnings information that either had not been previously 
reported or erroneously reported by a beneficiary. Currently the 
claimant is asked to enter the date they stopped working, if 
applicable. If a respondent fails to complete the form, the RRB may be 
unable to pay them benefits. One response is requested of each 
respondent.
    The RRB proposes the implementation of an Internet-based equivalent 
Form G-19F. No other changes are proposed.

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                                      Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
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                                                                      Annual           Time           Burden
                            Form No.                                 responses       (minutes)        (hours)
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G-19-F..........................................................             900               8             120
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    Total.......................................................             900  ..............             120
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    Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or 
to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, 
and/or supporting material, contact Dana Hickman at (312) 751-4981 or 
Dana.Hickman@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection 
should be addressed to Brian Foster, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 
North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611-1275 or emailed to 
Brian.Foster@RRB.GOV. Written comments should be received within 60 
days of this notice.

Brian Foster,
Records Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-29904 Filed 12-12-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7905-01-P