Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 1992-6: Sale of Individual Life Insurance or Annuity Contracts by a Plan, 10916-10917 [2017-03088]

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The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 1992–6: Sale of Individual Life Insurance or Annuity Contracts by a Plan,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before March 20, 2017. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201701-1210-002 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202– 693–8064 (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–EBSA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202– 395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064 (these are not SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the information collection requirements contained in the Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption (PTE) applicable to the sale of individual life insurance or annuity contracts by a plan (PTE 1992– 6). More specifically, PTE 1992–6 exempts from the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., the sale of individual life insurance or annuity contracts by a plan to participants, relatives of participants, employers any of whose employees are covered by the plan, other employee benefit plans, owner-employees or shareholder-employees; provided, certain conditions are met. In the absence of this exemption, certain aspects of these transactions might be prohibited by ERISA section 406. Among other conditions, PTE 1992–6 requires that a pension plan inform the insured participant of a proposed sale of a life insurance or annuity policy to the employer, a relative, another plan, an owner-employee, or a shareholderemployee. ERISA section 408(a) authorizes this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 1108(a). This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1210–0063. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is scheduled to expire on February 28, 2017. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 31 / Thursday, February 16, 2017 / Notices published in the Federal Register on October 28, 2016 (81 FR 75157). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1210–0063. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–EBSA. Title of Collection: Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 1992–6: Sale of Individual Life Insurance or Annuity Contracts by a Plan. OMB Control Number: 1210–0063. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,877. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 10,877. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 2,175 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $5,656. Dated: February 9, 2017. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–03088 Filed 2–15–17; 8:45 am] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4510–29–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education; Notice of Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, as amended), the National Science VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Feb 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 Foundation (NSF) announces the following meeting: Name: Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education (#9487). Date/Time: March 29, 2017; 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., March 30, 2017; 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Type of Meeting: Open. Contact Person: Dr. Stephen Meacham, Senior Staff Associate, Office of Integrative Activities/Office of Director/National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230; (Email: smeacham@nsf.gov, Telephone: (703) 292–8040). Minutes: May be obtained from http:// www.nsf.gov/ere/ereweb/minutes.jsp. Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice, recommendations, and oversight concerning support for environmental research and education. Agenda: (Tentative) Approval of minutes from past meetings. Updates on agency support for environmental research and activities. Discussion with NSF Director and Assistant Directors. Discussion of emerging research topics in environmental science, engineering and education. An updated agenda will be available at http://www.nsf.gov/ere/ ereweb/minutes.jsp approximately one week before the start of the meeting. Dated: February 13, 2017. Crystal Robinson, Committee Management Officer. 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Stuart Street entrance to receive a visitor’s badge. Due to recent security changes, visitors should allot some extra time for the entrance process. WEBCAST INFORMATION: Public meetings and public portions of meetings will be webcast. To view the meetings, go to http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/ nsf/170221 and follow the instructions. UPDATES: Please refer to the NSB Web site for additional information. Meeting information and schedule updates (time, place, subject matter, and status of meeting) may be found at http:// www.nsf.gov/nsb/meetings/notices.jsp. NOTICE RE MEETING TIME FLEXIBILITY: The NSB is conducting a pilot project to provide some flexibility around meeting times during the February 2017 meetings. After the first meeting of each day, actual meeting start and end times will be allowed to vary by as much as (but no more than) 15 minutes in either direction. As an example, if a 10:00 meeting finishes at 10:45, the meeting scheduled to begin at 11:00 may begin at 10:45 instead. Similarly, the 10:00 meeting may be allowed to run over by as much as 15 minutes if the meeting chair decides the extra time is warranted. The next meeting will start no later than 11:15. No meeting will start more than 15 minutes away from its originally scheduled start. NSB is implementing this pilot to improve the quality of NSB and committee discussions, and to make more effective and efficient use of NSB members’ limited in-person meeting time. In prior meetings, the NSB has experienced unusable time after short meetings, and has rushed the discussion of important matters to meet the clock. After the meeting day has begun, please arrive at the NSB boardroom or check the webcast 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of the meeting you wish to observe. Members of the public are invited to provide feedback on the scheduling flexibility pilot. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 1992-6: 
Sale of Individual Life Insurance or Annuity Contracts by a Plan

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee 
benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) titled, ``Prohibited Transaction Class 
Exemption 1992-6: Sale of Individual Life Insurance or Annuity 
Contracts by a Plan,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the 
ICR are invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before March 20, 2017.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; 
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge 
from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201701-1210-002 (this link will only become active 
on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting 
Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129, TTY 202-693-8064 (these are 
not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-
EBSA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202-395-5806 (this is not a toll-free 
number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are 
encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance 
Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129, TTY 202-693-8064 (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at 
DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for 
the information collection requirements contained in the Prohibited 
Transaction Class Exemption (PTE) applicable to the sale of individual 
life insurance or annuity contracts by a plan (PTE 1992-6). More 
specifically, PTE 1992-6 exempts from the prohibited transaction 
restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 
U.S.C. 1101 et seq., the sale of individual life insurance or annuity 
contracts by a plan to participants, relatives of participants, 
employers any of whose employees are covered by the plan, other 
employee benefit plans, owner-employees or shareholder-employees; 
provided, certain conditions are met. In the absence of this exemption, 
certain aspects of these transactions might be prohibited by ERISA 
section 406. Among other conditions, PTE 1992-6 requires that a pension 
plan inform the insured participant of a proposed sale of a life 
insurance or annuity policy to the employer, a relative, another plan, 
an owner-employee, or a shareholder-employee. ERISA section 408(a) 
authorizes this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 1108(a).
    This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency 
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and 
the public is generally not required to respond to an information 
collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays 
a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any 
other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to 
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that 
does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 
1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection 
under Control Number 1210-0063.
    OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) 
years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is 
scheduled to expire on February 28, 2017. The DOL seeks to extend PRA 
authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, 
without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that 
existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB 
receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For 
additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related 
notice

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published in the Federal Register on October 28, 2016 (81 FR 75157).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in 
the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1210-0063. 
The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submission of responses.
    Agency: DOL-EBSA.
    Title of Collection: Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 1992-6: 
Sale of Individual Life Insurance or Annuity Contracts by a Plan.
    OMB Control Number: 1210-0063.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,877.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 10,877.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 2,175 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $5,656.

     Dated: February 9, 2017.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
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