Submission of Information Collections for OMB Review; Comment Request; Payment of Premiums; Termination Premium, 8882-8883 [2017-02018]

Download as PDF 8882 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 31, 2017 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–2084; email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2016– 0070 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain publiclyavailable information related to this action by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2016–0070. A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by accessing Docket ID NRC–2016–0070 on this Web site. NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘ADAMS Public Documents’’ and then select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301– 415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@ nrc.gov. A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by accessing ADAMS Accession No. ML16168A217. The supporting statement is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML16305A089. • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. • NRC’s Clearance Officer: A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by contacting the NRC’s Clearance Officer, David Cullison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–2084; email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV. B. Submitting Comments The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information in comment submissions that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your comment submission. All comment submissions are posted at http:// www.regulations.gov and entered into VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Jan 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 ADAMS. Comment submissions are not routinely edited to remove identifying or contact information. If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the OMB, then you should inform those persons not to include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should state that comment submissions are not routinely edited to remove such information before making the comment submissions available to the public or entering the comment into ADAMS. II. Background Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the NRC recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to OMB for review entitled, ‘‘NRC Form 212, ‘‘Qualifications Investigation Professional, Technical, and Administrative Positions’’. The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The NRC published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on August 3, 2016 (81 FR 51215). 1. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 212, ‘‘Qualifications Investigation Professional, Technical, and Administrative Positions.’’ 2. OMB approval number: 3150–0033. 3. Type of submission: Extension. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 212. 5. How often the collection is required or requested: The form is collected for every new hire to the NRC. 6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Former employers, supervisors, and other references indicated on the job application are asked to complete the NRC Form 212. 7. The estimated number of annual responses: 1,000. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 1,000. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to comply with the information collection requirement or request: 500 hours. 10. Abstract: Information requested on NRC Form 212, ‘‘Qualifications Investigation, Professional, Technical, and Administrative Positions’’ is used to determine the qualifications and suitability of external applicants for employment with the NRC. The PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 completed form may be used to examine, rate and/or assess the prospective employee’s qualifications. The information regarding the qualifications of applicants for employment is reviewed by professional personnel of the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer, in conjunction with other information in the NRC files, to determine the qualifications of the applicant for appointment to the position under consideration. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 26th day of January 2017. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. David Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–02053 Filed 1–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION Submission of Information Collections for OMB Review; Comment Request; Payment of Premiums; Termination Premium Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. ACTION: Notice of request for extension of OMB approval of collection of information. AGENCY: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend approval, under the Paperwork Reduction Act, of the collection of information for the termination premium under its regulation on Payment of Premiums (29 CFR part 4007) (OMB control number 1212–0064; expires February 28, 2017), without changes. This notice informs the public of PBGC’s request and solicits public comment on the collection of information. DATES: Comments should be submitted by March 2, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, via electronic mail at OIRA_DOCKET@ omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202–395–6974. The currently approved collection of information (Form T and instructions) and PBGC’s premium payment regulation may be found on PBGC’s Web site at http://www.pbgc.gov/prac/prem/ termination-premiums.html. Copies of the proposed collection of information and PBGC’s request will be posted at http://www.pbgc.gov/res/laws-andSUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 31, 2017 / Notices regulations/information-collectionsunder-omb-review.html. They may also be obtained without charge by writing to the Disclosure Division of the Office of the General Counsel of PBGC, 1200 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005, or by calling 202–326–4040 during normal business hours. (TTY and TDD users may call the Federal relay service tollfree at 800–877–8339 and ask to be connected to 202–326–4040.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah C. Murphy, Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Office of the General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005–4026, 202– 326–4400 ext.3451 or Murphy.Deborah@ pbgc.gov. (TTY and TDD users may call the Federal relay service toll-free at 800–877–8339 and ask to be connected to 202–326–4400 ext 3451.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) administers the pension plan termination insurance program under title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Section 4006(a)(7) of ERISA provides for a ‘‘termination premium’’ (in addition to the flat-rate and variable-rate premiums under section 4006(a)(3) and (8) of ERISA) that is payable for three years following certain distress and involuntary plan terminations. PBGC’s regulations on Premium Rates (29 CFR part 4006) and Payment of Premiums (29 CFR part 4007) implement the termination premium. Sections 4007.3 and 4007.13(b) of the premium payment regulation require the filing of termination premium information and payments with PBGC. PBGC has promulgated Form T and instructions for paying the termination premium. In general, the termination premium applies where a single-employer plan terminates in a distress termination under ERISA section 4041(c) (unless contributing sponsors and controlled group members meet the bankruptcy liquidation requirements of ERISA section 4041(c)(2)(B)(i)) or in an involuntary termination under ERISA section 4042, and the termination date under section 4048 of ERISA is after 2005. The termination premium does not apply in certain cases where termination occurs during a bankruptcy proceeding filed before October 18, 2005. The termination premium is payable for three years. The same amount is payable each year. The amount of each payment is based on the number of participants in the plan as of the day before the termination date. In general, the amount of each payment is equal to VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Jan 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 8883 $1,250 times the number of participants. However, the rate is increased from $1,250 to $2,500 in certain cases involving commercial airline or airline catering service plans. The termination premium is due on the 30th day of each of three consecutive 12-month periods. The first 12-month period generally begins shortly after the termination date or after the conclusion of bankruptcy proceedings in certain cases. The termination premium and related information must be filed by a person liable for the termination premium. The persons liable for the termination premium are contributing sponsors and members of their controlled groups, determined on the day before the plan termination date. Interest on late termination premiums is charged at the rate imposed under section 6601(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, compounded daily, from the due date to the payment date. Penalties based on facts and circumstances may be assessed both for failure to timely pay the termination premium and for failure to timely file required related information and may be waived in appropriate circumstances. A penalty for late payment will not exceed the amount of termination premium paid late. Section 4007.10 of the premium payment regulation requires the retention of records supporting or validating the computation of premiums paid and requires that the records be made available to PBGC. OMB has approved the termination premium collection of information (Form T and instructions) under control number 1212–0064 through February 28, 2017. PBGC is requesting that OMB extend approval of this collection of information for three years, without changes. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. PBGC estimates that it will each year receive an average of about 1 filing for the first year a termination premium is due, 1 filing for the second year a termination premium is due, and 1 filing for the third year a termination premium is due, from a total of about 3 respondents. PBGC estimates that the total annual burden of the collection of information will be about 15 minutes and $200. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Deborah Chase Murphy, Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to adopt a new Liquidity Provider Sliding Scale [Release No. 34–79873; File No SR–CBOE– 2017–007] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend the Fees Schedule January 25, 2017. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on January 17, 2017, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘CBOE’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend its Fees Schedule. The text of the proposed rule change is also available on the Exchange’s Web site (http:// www.cboe.com/AboutCBOE/ CBOELegalRegulatoryHome.aspx), at the Exchange’s Office of the Secretary, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change [FR Doc. 2017–02018 Filed 1–30–17; 8:45 am] 1 15 BILLING CODE 7709–02–P 2 17 PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 31JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 19 (Tuesday, January 31, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8882-8883]
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PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION


Submission of Information Collections for OMB Review; Comment 
Request; Payment of Premiums; Termination Premium

AGENCY: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

ACTION: Notice of request for extension of OMB approval of collection 
of information.

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SUMMARY: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is requesting 
that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend approval, under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act, of the collection of information for the 
termination premium under its regulation on Payment of Premiums (29 CFR 
part 4007) (OMB control number 1212-0064; expires February 28, 2017), 
without changes. This notice informs the public of PBGC's request and 
solicits public comment on the collection of information.

DATES: Comments should be submitted by March 2, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk 
Officer for Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, via electronic mail 
at OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-6974.
    The currently approved collection of information (Form T and 
instructions) and PBGC's premium payment regulation may be found on 
PBGC's Web site at http://www.pbgc.gov/prac/prem/termination-premiums.html. Copies of the proposed collection of information and 
PBGC's request will be posted at http://www.pbgc.gov/res/laws-and-

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regulations/information-collections-under-omb-review.html. They may 
also be obtained without charge by writing to the Disclosure Division 
of the Office of the General Counsel of PBGC, 1200 K Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20005, or by calling 202-326-4040 during normal business 
hours. (TTY and TDD users may call the Federal relay service toll-free 
at 800-877-8339 and ask to be connected to 202-326-4040.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah C. Murphy, Assistant General 
Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Office of the General Counsel, Pension 
Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005-
4026, 202-326-4400 ext.3451 or Murphy.Deborah@pbgc.gov. (TTY and TDD 
users may call the Federal relay service toll-free at 800-877-8339 and 
ask to be connected to 202-326-4400 ext 3451.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 
(PBGC) administers the pension plan termination insurance program under 
title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 
(ERISA). Section 4006(a)(7) of ERISA provides for a ``termination 
premium'' (in addition to the flat-rate and variable-rate premiums 
under section 4006(a)(3) and (8) of ERISA) that is payable for three 
years following certain distress and involuntary plan terminations. 
PBGC's regulations on Premium Rates (29 CFR part 4006) and Payment of 
Premiums (29 CFR part 4007) implement the termination premium. Sections 
4007.3 and 4007.13(b) of the premium payment regulation require the 
filing of termination premium information and payments with PBGC. PBGC 
has promulgated Form T and instructions for paying the termination 
premium.
    In general, the termination premium applies where a single-employer 
plan terminates in a distress termination under ERISA section 4041(c) 
(unless contributing sponsors and controlled group members meet the 
bankruptcy liquidation requirements of ERISA section 4041(c)(2)(B)(i)) 
or in an involuntary termination under ERISA section 4042, and the 
termination date under section 4048 of ERISA is after 2005. The 
termination premium does not apply in certain cases where termination 
occurs during a bankruptcy proceeding filed before October 18, 2005.
    The termination premium is payable for three years. The same amount 
is payable each year. The amount of each payment is based on the number 
of participants in the plan as of the day before the termination date. 
In general, the amount of each payment is equal to $1,250 times the 
number of participants. However, the rate is increased from $1,250 to 
$2,500 in certain cases involving commercial airline or airline 
catering service plans. The termination premium is due on the 30th day 
of each of three consecutive 12-month periods. The first 12-month 
period generally begins shortly after the termination date or after the 
conclusion of bankruptcy proceedings in certain cases.
    The termination premium and related information must be filed by a 
person liable for the termination premium. The persons liable for the 
termination premium are contributing sponsors and members of their 
controlled groups, determined on the day before the plan termination 
date. Interest on late termination premiums is charged at the rate 
imposed under section 6601(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, compounded 
daily, from the due date to the payment date. Penalties based on facts 
and circumstances may be assessed both for failure to timely pay the 
termination premium and for failure to timely file required related 
information and may be waived in appropriate circumstances. A penalty 
for late payment will not exceed the amount of termination premium paid 
late. Section 4007.10 of the premium payment regulation requires the 
retention of records supporting or validating the computation of 
premiums paid and requires that the records be made available to PBGC.
    OMB has approved the termination premium collection of information 
(Form T and instructions) under control number 1212-0064 through 
February 28, 2017. PBGC is requesting that OMB extend approval of this 
collection of information for three years, without changes. An agency 
may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, 
a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB 
control number.
    PBGC estimates that it will each year receive an average of about 1 
filing for the first year a termination premium is due, 1 filing for 
the second year a termination premium is due, and 1 filing for the 
third year a termination premium is due, from a total of about 3 
respondents. PBGC estimates that the total annual burden of the 
collection of information will be about 15 minutes and $200.

Deborah Chase Murphy,
Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Pension Benefit 
Guaranty Corporation.
[FR Doc. 2017-02018 Filed 1-30-17; 8:45 am]
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