Applied Sciences Advisory Committee; Meeting, 47582-47583 [2017-21969]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 47582 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 196 / Thursday, October 12, 2017 / Notices Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. OMB Number: 1210–0112. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; Not-for-profit institutions. Respondents: 558. Responses: 558. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 41. Estimated Total Burden Cost (Operating and Maintenance): $2,732. Description: As a result of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 (TRA 97), the plan administrators of ERISAcovered employee benefit plans no longer need to file copies of the summary plan descriptions and summaries of material modifications that are publicly available. TRA 97 added paragraph (6) to section 104(a) of ERISA. Prior to the TRA 97 amendments, ERISA required certain documents be filed with the Department so that plan participants and beneficiaries could obtain the documents without having to turn to the plan administrator. The new section 104(a)(6) authorizes the Department to request these documents on behalf of plan participants and beneficiaries. The Department issued a final implementing guidance on this matter on January 7, 2002 (67 FR 772). The ICR was approved by OMB under OMB Control Number 1210–0112, which is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2018. Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. Title: Annual Funding Notice for Defined Benefit Pension Plans. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. OMB Number: 1210–0126. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits, Not-for-profit institutions. Respondents: 39,061. Responses: 77,100,000. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 576,000. Estimated Total Burden Cost (Operating and Maintenance): $29,600,000. Description: Section 101(f) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) sets forth requirements applicable to furnishing annual funding notices. Before the enactment of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA), section 101(f) applied only to multiemployer defined benefit plans. The Department has issued multiple final regulations with regard to this provision, most recently on February 2, 2015 (80 FR 5625). Section 501(a) of the PPA amended section 101(f) of ERISA and made significant changes to the annual VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:35 Oct 11, 2017 Jkt 244001 funding notice requirements. These amendments require administrators of all defined benefit plans that are subject to title IV of ERISA, not only multiemployer plans, to provide an annual funding notice to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), to each plan participant and beneficiary, to each labor organization representing such participants or beneficiaries, and, in the case of a multiemployer plan, to each employer that has an obligation to contribute to the plan. An annual funding notice must include, among other things, the plan’s funding percentage, a statement of the value of the plan’s assets and liabilities and a description of how the plan’s assets are invested as of specific dates, and a description of the benefits under the plan that are eligible to be guaranteed by the PBGC. The ICR was approved by OMB under OMB Control Number 1210–0126, which is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2018. Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. Title: ERISA Section 408(b)(2) Regulation. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. OMB Number: 1210–0133. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Respondents: 51,000. Responses: 1,472,000. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,040,000. Estimated Total Burden Cost (Operating and Maintenance): $1,336,000. Description: On February 3, 2012, the Department published a final regulation under ERISA section 408(b)(2) (the ‘‘408(b)(2) regulation’’), requiring that certain service providers to pension plans disclose information about the service providers’ compensation and potential conflicts of interest. The disclosed information is intended to assist plan fiduciaries in assessing the reasonableness of contracts or arrangements, including the reasonableness of the service providers’ compensation and potential conflicts of interest that may affect the service providers’ performance. These disclosure requirements were established to provide guidance for compliance with a statutory exemption from ERISA’s prohibited transaction provisions. If the disclosure requirements of the 408(b)(2) regulation are not satisfied, a prohibited provision of services under ERISA section 406(a)(1)(C) will occur, with PO 00000 Frm 00137 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 consequences for both the responsible plan fiduciary and the covered service provider. The ICR was approved by OMB under OMB Control Number 1210–0133, which is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2018. Focus of Comments The Department is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the collections of information are 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 collections 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., by permitting electronic submissions of responses. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the ICRs for OMB approval of the extension of the information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Joseph S. Piacentini, Director, Office of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–22043 Filed 10–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice (17–074)] Applied Sciences Advisory Committee; Meeting National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Applied Sciences Advisory Committee (ASAC). This Committee functions in an advisory capacity to the Director, Earth Science Division, in the NASA Science Mission Directorate. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the applied sciences community and other persons, scientific and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 196 / Thursday, October 12, 2017 / Notices technical information relevant to program planning. DATES: Monday, October 30, 2017, 1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. KarShelia Henderson, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–2355, or khenderson@nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting will be open to the public telephonically and by WebEx. You must use a touch-tone phone to participate in this meeting. Any interested person may dial the USA toll free conference call number (888) 677–3055, passcode 4301862, followed by the # sign, to participate in this meeting by telephone. The WebEx link is https:// nasa.webex.com/; the meeting number is 999 796 469 and the password is y7hj4Xj* . The agenda for the meeting will be focused on the following topic: • Continuity Study It is imperative that the meeting be held on this date to accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants. Patricia D. Rausch, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 196 (Thursday, October 12, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47582-47583]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-21969]


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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[Notice (17-074)]


Applied Sciences Advisory Committee; Meeting

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as 
amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 
announces a meeting of the Applied Sciences Advisory Committee (ASAC). 
This Committee functions in an advisory capacity to the Director, Earth 
Science Division, in the NASA Science Mission Directorate. The meeting 
will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the applied sciences 
community and other persons, scientific and

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technical information relevant to program planning.

DATES: Monday, October 30, 2017, 1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Eastern 
Daylight Time (EDT).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. KarShelia Henderson, Science 
Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 
358-2355, or khenderson@nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting will be open to the public 
telephonically and by WebEx. You must use a touch-tone phone to 
participate in this meeting. Any interested person may dial the USA 
toll free conference call number (888) 677-3055, passcode 4301862, 
followed by the # sign, to participate in this meeting by telephone. 
The WebEx link is https://nasa.webex.com/; the meeting number is 999 
796 469 and the password is y7hj4Xj* .
    The agenda for the meeting will be focused on the following topic:
     Continuity Study
    It is imperative that the meeting be held on this date to 
accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants.

Patricia D. Rausch,
Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-21969 Filed 10-11-17; 8:45 am]
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