Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8867, 24206-24207 [2017-10684]

Download as PDF 24206 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 100 / Thursday, May 25, 2017 / Notices More than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and Motorcycles. MNA has filed a report dated September 18, 2015, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. MNA then petitioned NHTSA on October 1, 2015, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) (see implementing rule at 49 CFR part 556), for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. Notice of receipt of the petition was published with a 30-day public comment period, on November 19, 2015 in the Federal Register (80 FR 72483). No comments were received. To view the petition and all supporting documents log onto the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web site at: https://www.regulations.gov/. Then follow the online search instructions to locate docket number ‘‘NHTSA–2015– 0103.’’ II. Tires Involved Affected are approximately 247 Michelin X Works XZY size 315/ 80R22.5 156/150K heavy truck tires that were manufactured between January 1, 2011 and July 31, 2015. III. Noncompliance MNA describes the noncompliance’s as the inadvertent omission from the tires sidewall of the letter marking that designates the tire load range as required by paragraph S6.5(j) and the symbol ‘‘DOT’’ confirming certification as required by paragraph S6.5(a) of FMVSS No. 119. IV. Rule Text Paragraph S6.5 of FMVSS No. 119 requires in pertinent part: S6.5 Tire Markings. Except as specified in this paragraph, each tire shall be marked on each sidewall with the information specified in paragraphs (a) through (j) of this section. . . . (a) The symbol DOT, which shall constitute a certification that the tire conforms to applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety standards. This symbol may be marked on only one sidewall. . . . (j) The letter designating the tire Load Range. V. Summary of MNA’s Petition MNA believes that while it did not intend to release the subject tires for sale in the US market, and therefore did not mark the tires accordingly, it believes that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety for the following reasons: (1) Maximum Load Rating: The subject tires are marked on both VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 May 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 sidewalls with the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation (ETRTO) published load capacities in pounds and kilograms for single and dual application in the format specified by FMVSS No. 119. MNA believes that this marking provides sufficient information to ensure the proper application of the tire. (2) Load Index: The subject tire is marked with the [International Organization for Standardization] ISO load indices for single and dual application as specified by the ETRTO standard. MNA believes that ISO load indices are widely recognized within the industry and thus provide additional information to ensure the proper application of the tire. (3) Other Markings: All other markings specified by FMVSS No. 119 are present on the tire including the full tire identification number (TIN). (4) Performance: The subject tire meets all performance requirements of FMVSS No. 119. MNA believes that the subject noncompliances have no impact on the load carrying capacity of the tire on a motor vehicle, nor on motor vehicle safety itself. (5) Vehicle Fitment: Paragraph S6 of FMVSS No. 119 requires that the marking should contain load capacity values in pounds and kilograms as well as a letter designating the load range. This information is used by vehicle owners to ensure adequate tire load capacity for the specific vehicle configuration. Although the subject tire lacks the letter designating the load range, MNA believes that the ETRTO standard load capacity values and ISO load indices for single and dual application which are widely recognized in the industry are present to ensure proper application. (6) MNA has additionally informed NHTSA that it has corrected its internal systems error to prevent similar tires from being released for sale in the U.S. market in the future. In summation, MNA believes that the described noncompliances of the subject tires is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety, and that its petition, to exempt MNA from providing recall notification of noncompliances as required by 49 U.S.C. 30118 and remedying the recall noncompliance as required by 49 U.S.C. 30120 should be granted. VI. NHTSA’S Decision As part of a settlement agreement for violations of 49 U.S.C. 30115(a) and 49 U.S.C. 30112(a)(1), MNA agreed to conduct a notification and remedy campaign for the affected tires,1 1 NHTSA PO 00000 ID 15T–020. Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 therefore this petition is moot. Refer to Docket No. NHTSA–2015–0103 for more information about the settlement agreement. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8. Jeffrey M. Giuseppe, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–10745 Filed 5–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8867 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8867, Paid Preparer’s Earned Income Credit Checklist. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 24, 2017 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Tuawana Pinkston, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Sara Covington at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at Sara.L.Covington@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Paid Preparer’s Earned Income Credit Checklist. OMB Number: 1545–1629. Form Number: 8867. Abstract: Form 8867 helps preparers meet the due diligence requirements of Internal Revenue Code section 6695(g), which was added by section 1085(a)(2) of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Paid preparers of Federal Income tax returns or claims for refund involving the earned income credit (EIC) must meet the due diligence requirements in determining if the taxpayer is eligible for the RIC and the amount of the credit. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 100 / Thursday, May 25, 2017 / Notices Failure to do so could result in a $100 penalty for each failure. Completion of Form 8867 is one of the due diligence requirements. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Responses: 8,368,447. Estimated Time per Respondent: 2 hours, 7 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,824,793. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 May 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information 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 information. Approved: May 15, 2017. Tuawana Pinkston, Supervisory Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2017–10684 Filed 5–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Veterans’ Family, Caregiver, and Survivor Advisory Committee; Notice of Establishment As required by Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Veterans Affairs hereby gives notice of the establishment of the Veterans’ Family, Caregiver, and Survivor Advisory Committee. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs has determined that establishing the Committee is both necessary and in the public interest. The Committee will advise the Secretary and the Chief Veterans Experience Officer on matters related to Veterans families, caregivers, and survivors across all generations, PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 24207 relationship and Veteran status; and to gain a better understanding of the use of VA care and benefits services by Veterans families, the VA seeks to engage Veteran family members, Veterans family research experts and Veteran family service providers in the consideration of factors that influence access, quality and accountability. Committee members will be appointed by the Secretary and membership will be drawn from various sectors and organizations including but not limited to Veteran-focused organizations; military history and academic communities; Veteran Service Organizations; Military Service Organizations; the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs; non-profit, private, and corporate partners; the Federal executive branch; research experts; service providers; Veterans’ family members, caregivers, survivors; and leaders of key stakeholder associations and organizations. Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Christine Merna, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC, or email at Christine.Merna@va.gov; or phone at (202) 632–8692. Dated: May 22, 2017. Jelessa M. Burney, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 100 (Thursday, May 25, 2017)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8867

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing 
effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general 
public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment 
on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
    Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8867, 
Paid Preparer's Earned Income Credit Checklist.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 24, 2017 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Tuawana Pinkston, Internal 
Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20224.
    Requests for additional information or copies of the form and 
instructions should be directed to Sara Covington at Internal Revenue 
Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, 
or through the Internet at Sara.L.Covington@irs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Paid Preparer's Earned Income Credit Checklist.
    OMB Number: 1545-1629.
    Form Number: 8867.
    Abstract: Form 8867 helps preparers meet the due diligence 
requirements of Internal Revenue Code section 6695(g), which was added 
by section 1085(a)(2) of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Paid 
preparers of Federal Income tax returns or claims for refund involving 
the earned income credit (EIC) must meet the due diligence requirements 
in determining if the taxpayer is eligible for the RIC and the amount 
of the credit.

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Failure to do so could result in a $100 penalty for each failure. 
Completion of Form 8867 is one of the due diligence requirements.
    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at 
this time.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 8,368,447.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 2 hours, 7 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,824,793.
    The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of 
information covered by this notice:
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of 
information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records 
relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as 
their contents may become material in the administration of any 
internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information 
are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103.
    Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice 
will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All 
comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited 
on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information 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 information.

    Approved: May 15, 2017.
Tuawana Pinkston,
Supervisory Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2017-10684 Filed 5-24-17; 8:45 am]
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