Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Consent To Receive Employee Benefit Plan Disclosures Electronically, 12820 [2018-05897]

Download as PDF 12820 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 57 / Friday, March 23, 2018 / Notices electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–MSHA. Title of Collection: Training Plan Regulations and Certificate of Training. OMB Control Number: 1219–0009. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,526. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 123,186. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 13,964 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $371,118. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–05924 Filed 3–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Consent To Receive Employee Benefit Plan Disclosures Electronically Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Consent to Receive Employee Benefit Plan Disclosures Electronically,’’ 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 April 23, 2018. 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 website at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAView ICR?ref_nbr=201801-1210-001 (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 amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:54 Mar 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the Consent to Receive Employee Benefit Plan Disclosures Electronically information collection requirements codified in regulations at 29 CFR 2520.104b-1 and 2520.107–1, which govern the use of electronic technologies to satisfy information disclosure and recordkeeping requirements under Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) Title I. Generally, consent is required to be obtained prior to providing disclosures electronically to participants and beneficiaries at a location other than the workplace. ERISA section 104(b) authorizes this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 1024(b). 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 1210–0121. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 March 31, 2018. 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 published in the Federal Register on October 12, 2017 (82 FR 47581). 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 1210–0121. 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: Consent to Receive Employee Benefit Plan Disclosures Electronically. OMB Control Number: 1210–0121. Affected Public: Private Sector— Businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 47,302. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 4,792,744. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 19,709 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $239,637. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: March 16, 2018. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–05897 Filed 3–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Consent To Receive Employee Benefit Plan 
Disclosures Electronically

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee 
Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) titled, ``Consent to Receive Employee Benefit 
Plan Disclosures Electronically,'' 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 April 23, 2018.

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 website at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201801-1210-001 (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 [email protected].
    Submit comments about this request by mail 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: [email protected]. 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: [email protected].

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 [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for 
the Consent to Receive Employee Benefit Plan Disclosures Electronically 
information collection requirements codified in regulations at 29 CFR 
2520.104b-1 and 2520.107-1, which govern the use of electronic 
technologies to satisfy information disclosure and recordkeeping 
requirements under Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 
(ERISA) Title I. Generally, consent is required to be obtained prior to 
providing disclosures electronically to participants and beneficiaries 
at a location other than the workplace. ERISA section 104(b) authorizes 
this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 1024(b).
    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 1210-0121.
    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 March 31, 2018. 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 published in the Federal Register on October 12, 2017 (82 FR 
47581).
    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 1210-0121. 
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: Consent to Receive Employee Benefit Plan 
Disclosures Electronically.
    OMB Control Number: 1210-0121.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--Businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 47,302.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 4,792,744.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 19,709 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $239,637.

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

    Dated: March 16, 2018.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-05897 Filed 3-22-18; 8:45 am]
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