Multiemployer Pension Plan Application To Reduce Benefits, 2874-2875 [2018-00828]

Download as PDF 2874 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 13 / Friday, January 19, 2018 / Notices 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change this guidance based on your comments. B. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Insert the docket number, FMCSA–2017–0108, in the keyword box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click the ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ button and choose the document to review. 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This provision is available to all CMV drivers required to record their hours of service (HOS) who are permitted by their employer to use the vehicle for personal use. The proposed regulatory guidance would revise Question 26 to 49 CFR 395.8. The existing guidance on personal conveyance (49 CFR 395.8, Question 26) was issued by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), FMCSA’s predecessor agency, in a memorandum dated November 18, 1996, and later published in a compilation of guidance (62 FR 16370, 16426, April 4, 1997). The guidance reiterated the basic principle that a driver in off-duty status must be relieved from work and all responsibility for performing work. It highlighted the use of the CMV as a personal conveyance in traveling to and from the place of employment (e.g., the normal work reporting location). The 1997 guidance included discussion of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Jan 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 CMVs used to travel ‘‘short distances’’ from a driver’s en route lodgings to restaurants in the vicinity of such lodgings. In addition, the 1997 guidance explicitly excluded the use of laden vehicles as personal conveyance and the operation of the CMV as personal conveyance by drivers who have been placed out of service for HOS violations. The guidance has remained unchanged since 1997. In the December 19, 2017, proposed revision to the guidance, the Agency focused on the reason the driver is operating a CMV while off duty, without regard to whether the CMV is or is not laden. The previous guidance, which required the CMV to be unladen, was written for combination vehicles, where the driver could readily detach the trailer and use the unladen tractor for personal conveyance. This interpretation had the inadvertent effect of not allowing drivers of single-unit work trucks that carry loads, as well as tools of trade and related materials, on the power unit to document this offduty time on the RODS. In the absence of a trailer, these loads, tools, and other equipment cannot reasonably be offloaded, left unattended, and reloaded after the power unit has been used for personal conveyance. This proposed revision to the guidance eliminates the requirement that the CMV be unladen and thus the disparate impact created by the previous guidance. Request for Extension of the Comment Period On December 22, 2017, the American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA), asked that the Agency provide a 30-day extension of the comment period. ATA expressed concern that end-of-year tasks and holiday periods might make it difficult for many interested parties to prepare comments by the original January 19, deadline. A copy of the ATA request is in the docket identified at the beginning of this notice. FMCSA acknowledges ATA’s concerns. After reviewing the request, FMCSA hereby grants a 30-day extension of the comment period to February 20, 2018, to provide all interested parties additional time to respond to the notice of proposed regulatory guidance. Issued on: January 12, 2018. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–00878 Filed 1–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Multiemployer Pension Plan Application To Reduce Benefits Department of the Treasury. Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Board of Trustees of the Alaska Ironworkers Pension Plan, a multiemployer pension plan, has submitted an application to reduce benefits under the plan in accordance with the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014. The purpose of this notice is to announce that the application submitted by the Board of Trustees of the Alaska Ironworkers Pension Plan has been published on the Treasury website, and to request public comments on the application from interested parties, including participants and beneficiaries, employee organizations, and contributing employers of the Alaska Ironworkers Pension Plan. DATES: Comments must be received by March 5, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov, in accordance with the instructions on that site. Electronic submissions through www.regulations.gov are encouraged. Comments may also be mailed to the Department of the Treasury, MPRA Office, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 1224, Washington, DC 20220. Attn: Eric Berger. Comments sent via facsimile and email will not be accepted. Additional Instructions. All comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, will be made available to the public. Do not include any personally identifiable information (such as Social Security number, name, address, or other contact information) or any other information in your comment or supporting materials that you do not want publicly disclosed. Treasury will make comments available for public inspection and copying on www.regulations.gov or upon request. Comments posted on the internet can be retrieved by most internet search engines. SUMMARY: For information regarding the application from the Alaska Ironworkers Pension Plan, please contact Treasury at [(202) 622–1534] (not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA) amended the Internal FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 13 / Friday, January 19, 2018 / Notices Revenue Code to permit a multiemployer plan that is projected to have insufficient funds to reduce pension benefits payable to participants and beneficiaries if certain conditions are satisfied. In order to reduce benefits, the plan sponsor is required to submit an application to the Secretary of the Treasury, which Treasury, in consultation with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and the Department of Labor, is required to approve or deny. On December 19, 2017, the Board of Trustees of the Alaska Ironwokers Pension Plan submitted an application for approval to reduce benefits under the plan. As required by MPRA, that application has been published on Treasury’s website at https:// auth.treasury.gov/services/Pages/PlanApplications.aspx. Treasury is publishing this notice in the Federal Register, in consultation with the PBGC and the Department of Labor, to solicit public comments on all aspects of the Alaska Ironworkers Pension Plan application. Comments are requested from interested parties, including participants and beneficiaries, employee organizations, and contributing employers of the Alaska Ironworkers Pension Plan. Consideration will be given to any comments that are timely received by Treasury. Dated: January 11, 2018. David Kautter, Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–00828 Filed 1–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–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 U.S. 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Jan 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s website (www.treas.gov/ofac). Notice of OFAC Actions On January 12, 2018, OFAC determined that the property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of the following persons are blocked under the relevant sanctions authorities listed below. Individuals 1. LARIJANI, Sadegh Amoli (a.k.a. LARIJANI, Sadegh; a.k.a. LARIJANI, Sadeq; a.k.a. LARIJANI, Sadeq Ardeshir; a.k.a. LARIJANI–AMOLI, Sadegh Ardeshir), Iran; DOB 1960; POB Najaf, Iraq; Additional Sanctions Information—Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Ayatollah; Head of the Judiciary (individual) [IRAN–HR]. Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(ii)(A) of Executive Order 13553 of September 28, 2010, ‘‘Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to Serious Human Rights Abuses by the Government of Iran and Taking Certain Other Actions’’ (‘‘E.O. 13553’’), for being an official of the Government of Iran or a person acting on behalf of the Government of Iran (including members of paramilitary organizations) who is responsible for or complicit in, or responsible for ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, the commission of serious human rights abuses against persons in Iran or Iranian citizens or residents, or the family members of the foregoing, on or after June 12, 2009, regardless of whether such abuses occurred in Iran. 2. RAZAVI, Morteza (a.k.a. RAZAVI, Seyed Morteza; a.k.a. REZAVI, Mortaza); DOB 09 Apr 1973; POB Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information—Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male (individual) [NPWMD] [IFSR]. Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(iv) of Executive Order 13382 of June 28, 2005, ‘‘Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters’’ (‘‘E.O. 13382’’), for acting for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, FANAMOJ, a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13382, and GREEN WAVE TELECOMMUNICATION. 3. YUHUA, Shi (a.k.a. HUA, Shi Yu; a.k.a. SHI, Yuhua; a.k.a. ‘‘SHI, Arlex’’), China; DOB PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2875 05 Aug 1976; nationality China; Additional Sanctions Information—Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Passport PE0475719 (China) expires 14 Nov 2019 (individual) [NPWMD] [IFSR]. Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(iii) of E.O. 13382 for having provided, or attempted to provide, financial, material, technological or other support for, or goods or services in support of, SHIRAZ ELECTRONICS INDUSTRIES, a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13382, and section 1(a)(iv) of E.O. 13382 for acting or purporting to act for or on behalf, directly or indirectly, WUHAN SANJIANG IMPORT AND EXPORT CO. LTD, a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13382. 4. ZIAEI, Gholamreza, Karaj, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information—Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male (individual) [IRAN–HR]. Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(ii)(C) of E.O. 13553 for having acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, RAJAEE SHAHR PRISON. 5. ZHU, Yuequn; DOB 01 Nov 1979; POB Jiangsu, China; nationality China; Additional Sanctions Information—Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Passport G40986974 (China) expires 01 Mar 2020 (individual) [NPWMD] [IFSR]. Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(iv) of E.O. 13382 for acting or purporting to act for or on behalf, directly or indirectly, BOCHUANG CERAMIC, INC. Entities 1. BOCHUANG CERAMIC, INC., A101 Songgang Industry Park, No. 368 West Yindu Road, Shanghai 201612, China; website http://www.boceramic.com; Additional Sanctions Information—Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR]. Designated pursuant to sections 1(a)(iii) of E.O. 13382 for having provided, or attempted to provide, financial, material, technological or other support for, or goods or services in support of, PARDAZAN SYSTEM NAMAD ARMAN. 2. GREEN WAVE TELECOMMUNICATION (a.k.a. GREEN WAVE TECHNOLOGIES; a.k.a. GREEN WAVE TELECOMMUNICATION SDN BHD; a.k.a. GREENWAVE TELECOM; a.k.a. ‘‘GREEN WAVE’’; a.k.a. ‘‘GREEN WAVE COMPANY’’; a.k.a. ‘‘GWT’’), 8, 12, 9, Menara Mutiara, Bangsar, Jalan Liku, Off Jalan Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur 59100, Malaysia; website gwt.com.my; Additional Sanctions Information—Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Registration ID 880140–W (Malaysia) [NPWMD] [IFSR]. Designated pursuant to sections 1(a)(iii) and 1(a)(iv) of E.O. 13382 for having provided, or attempted to provide, financial, material, technological or other support for, or goods or services in support of, and for being owned or controlled by, FANAMOJ, a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13382. 3. IRAN AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES (a.k.a. IRAN AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES CO.; a.k.a. ‘‘IACI’’; a.k.a. ‘‘SAHA’’), Km 3 Karaj Special Road, Ekbatan City, Azadi Square, Tehran, Iran; P.O. Box 14155–1449, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information—Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR]. E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 13 (Friday, January 19, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2874-2875]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-00828]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


Multiemployer Pension Plan Application To Reduce Benefits

AGENCY: Department of the Treasury.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Board of Trustees of the Alaska Ironworkers Pension Plan, 
a multiemployer pension plan, has submitted an application to reduce 
benefits under the plan in accordance with the Multiemployer Pension 
Reform Act of 2014. The purpose of this notice is to announce that the 
application submitted by the Board of Trustees of the Alaska 
Ironworkers Pension Plan has been published on the Treasury website, 
and to request public comments on the application from interested 
parties, including participants and beneficiaries, employee 
organizations, and contributing employers of the Alaska Ironworkers 
Pension Plan.

DATES:  Comments must be received by March 5, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments electronically through the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, in accordance with 
the instructions on that site. Electronic submissions through 
www.regulations.gov are encouraged.
    Comments may also be mailed to the Department of the Treasury, MPRA 
Office, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 1224, Washington, DC 20220. 
Attn: Eric Berger. Comments sent via facsimile and email will not be 
accepted.
    Additional Instructions. All comments received, including 
attachments and other supporting materials, will be made available to 
the public. Do not include any personally identifiable information 
(such as Social Security number, name, address, or other contact 
information) or any other information in your comment or supporting 
materials that you do not want publicly disclosed. Treasury will make 
comments available for public inspection and copying on 
www.regulations.gov or upon request. Comments posted on the internet 
can be retrieved by most internet search engines.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding the 
application from the Alaska Ironworkers Pension Plan, please contact 
Treasury at [(202) 622-1534] (not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 
(MPRA) amended the Internal

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Revenue Code to permit a multiemployer plan that is projected to have 
insufficient funds to reduce pension benefits payable to participants 
and beneficiaries if certain conditions are satisfied. In order to 
reduce benefits, the plan sponsor is required to submit an application 
to the Secretary of the Treasury, which Treasury, in consultation with 
the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and the Department of 
Labor, is required to approve or deny.
    On December 19, 2017, the Board of Trustees of the Alaska 
Ironwokers Pension Plan submitted an application for approval to reduce 
benefits under the plan. As required by MPRA, that application has been 
published on Treasury's website at https://auth.treasury.gov/services/Pages/Plan-Applications.aspx. Treasury is publishing this notice in the 
Federal Register, in consultation with the PBGC and the Department of 
Labor, to solicit public comments on all aspects of the Alaska 
Ironworkers Pension Plan application.
    Comments are requested from interested parties, including 
participants and beneficiaries, employee organizations, and 
contributing employers of the Alaska Ironworkers Pension Plan. 
Consideration will be given to any comments that are timely received by 
Treasury.

    Dated: January 11, 2018.
David Kautter,
Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-00828 Filed 1-18-18; 8:45 am]
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