Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project, 60275-60276 [2017-27318]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 19, 2017 / Notices Written comments should be received on or before February 20, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments and requests for additional information to Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Bruce A. Sharp, 200 Third Street A4–A, Parkersburg, WV 26106–1328, or bruce.sharp@fiscal.treasury.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Claim Against the United States for the Proceeds of a Government Check. OMB Number: 1530–0010. Form Number: FS Form 1133. Abstract: Form FMS 1133 is used to collect information needed to process an individual’s claim for non-receipt of proceeds from a U.S. Treasury check. Once the information is analyzed, a determination is made and a recommendation is submitted to the program agency to either settle or deny the claim. Current Actions: It has become necessary to introduce a similar form to address non-receipt of electronic benefit payments. It is estimated that an additional 4,000 annual burden hours will be experienced for collection and analysis of the information provided in the claim form, and subsequent actions necessary to reconcile the claim. Current Actions: Extension of a currently approved collection. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 51,640. Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,607. 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: (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (4) 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 (5) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Dec 18, 2017 Jkt 244001 Dated: December 14, 2017. Bruce A. Sharp, Bureau Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–27312 Filed 12–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AS–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC’s determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for effective date(s). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202/622–2420, Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202/622–2490, Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202/622–2480; or the Department of the Treasury’s Office of the General Counsel: Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202/622– 2410 (not toll free numbers). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Electronic Availability Notice of OFAC Actions On December 13, 2017, OFAC’s Director determined that the property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of the following persons are blocked pursuant to the relevant sanctions authorities listed below: Individuals 1. LUKWANG, Okot (a.k.a. LUKWONG, Okot; a.k.a. LOKWANG, Okot; a.k.a. LUKWENG, Okot), Songo, Kafia Kingi; Central African Republic; DOB 1975; alt. DOB 1974; alt. DOB 1976; alt. DOB 1981; alt. DOB 1982; alt. DOB 1980; POB Palabek, Uganda; alt. Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 POB Padibe Lamwu District, Uganda; nationality Uganda; (individual) [CAR]. Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(ii)(E) of Executive Order 13667 of May 12, 2014, ‘‘Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in the Central African Republic’’ (E.O. 13667) for being owned or controlled by, or having acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, the Lord’s Resistance Army, an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13667. 2. HATARI, Musa (a.k.a. ATARI, Musah; a.k.a. ATAR, Mussa; a.k.a. TAHIR, Musa; a.k.a. TARAH, Musah; a.k.a. TARAK, Musah; a.k.a. TARK, Musa; a.k.a. MUSA, Atari), Songo, Kafia Kingi; DOB 1965; alt. DOB 1964; alt. DOB 1966; nationality Sudan; (individual) [CAR]. Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(ii)(D) of E.O. 13667 for having materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, logistical, or technological support for, or goods or services in support of, the Lord’s Resistance Army, an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13667. Dated: December 13, 2017. John E. Smith, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. 2017–27245 Filed 12–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AL–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available from OFAC’s website (www.treasury.gov/ofac). PO 00000 60275 The Internal Revenue Service, 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning information collection requirements related to continuation coverage requirements application to group health plans. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 20, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to L. Brimmer, Internal Revenue SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 60276 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 19, 2017 / Notices Service, Room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form should be directed to Kerry Dennis, at (202) 317–5751 or Internal Revenue Service, Room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Kerry.Dennis@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Continuation Coverage Requirements Application to Group Health Plans. OMB Number: 1545–1581. Regulation Project Number: REG– 209485–86 (TD 8812). Abstract: The regulations require group health plans to provide notices to individuals who are entitled to elect COBRA (The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985) continuation coverage of their election rights. Individuals who wish to obtain the benefits provided under the statute are required to provide plans notices in the cases of divorce from the covered employee, a dependent child’s ceasing to be dependent under the terms of the plan, and disability. Most plans will require that elections of COBRA continuation coverage be made in writing. In cases where qualified beneficiaries are short by an insignificant amount in a payment made to the plan, the regulations require the plan to notify the qualified beneficiary if the plan does not wish to treat the tendered payment as full payment. If a health care provider contacts a plan to confirm coverage of a qualified beneficiary, the regulations require that the plan disclose the qualified beneficiary’s complete rights to coverage. Current Actions: There are no changes to the paperwork burden previously approved by OMB. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, individuals or households, and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,800,000. The estimated time per respondent varies from 30 seconds to 330 hours, depending on individual circumstances, with an estimated average of 14 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 404,640. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Dec 18, 2017 Jkt 244001 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: December 13, 2017. L. Brimmer, Senior Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2017–27318 Filed 12–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service, 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning information returns of U.S. persons with respect to foreign disregarded entities, and transactions between foreign disregarded entity of a foreign tax owner and the filer on other related entities. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Written comments should be received on or before February 20, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to L. Brimmer, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the revenue procedure should be directed to Kerry Dennis, at (202) 317–5751 or Internal Revenue Service, Room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Kerry.Dennis@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Information Return of U.S. Persons With Respect To Foreign Disregarded Entities and Transaction Between Foreign Disregarded Entity of a Foreign Tax Owner and the Filer on Other Related Entities. OMB Number: 1545–1910. Form Number: Form 8858 and Form 8858 Sch M. Abstract: Form 8858 and Schedule M are used by certain U.S. persons that own a foreign disregarded entity (FDE) directly or, in certain circumstances, indirectly or constructively. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to these forms at this time. However, the agency has updated the number of respondents based on most recent data. This figure only represents all ‘‘other filers’’, as individual filing data is being reported under 1545–0074 and business data is being reported under 1545–0123. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, and individuals or households. Form 8858: Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 26.75 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 535,000 hours. Form 8858 (Sch M): Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 24.75 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 198,000 hours. 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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 19, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60275-60276]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-27318]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Internal Revenue Service, 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 
continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning 
information collection requirements related to continuation coverage 
requirements application to group health plans.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 20, 
2018 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to L. Brimmer, Internal Revenue

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Service, Room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the form should be directed to Kerry Dennis, at (202) 317-
5751 or Internal Revenue Service, Room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Continuation Coverage Requirements Application to Group 
Health Plans.
    OMB Number: 1545-1581.
    Regulation Project Number: REG-209485-86 (TD 8812).
    Abstract: The regulations require group health plans to provide 
notices to individuals who are entitled to elect COBRA (The 
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985) continuation 
coverage of their election rights. Individuals who wish to obtain the 
benefits provided under the statute are required to provide plans 
notices in the cases of divorce from the covered employee, a dependent 
child's ceasing to be dependent under the terms of the plan, and 
disability. Most plans will require that elections of COBRA 
continuation coverage be made in writing. In cases where qualified 
beneficiaries are short by an insignificant amount in a payment made to 
the plan, the regulations require the plan to notify the qualified 
beneficiary if the plan does not wish to treat the tendered payment as 
full payment. If a health care provider contacts a plan to confirm 
coverage of a qualified beneficiary, the regulations require that the 
plan disclose the qualified beneficiary's complete rights to coverage.
    Current Actions: There are no changes to the paperwork burden 
previously approved by OMB.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, 
individuals or households, and not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,800,000.
    The estimated time per respondent varies from 30 seconds to 330 
hours, depending on individual circumstances, with an estimated average 
of 14 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 404,640.
    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: December 13, 2017.
L. Brimmer,
Senior Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2017-27318 Filed 12-18-17; 8:45 am]
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