Multiemployer Pension Plan Application To Reduce Benefits, 53953-53954 [2018-23433]

Download as PDF 53953 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2018 / Notices of the annual medical certification to the employer for retention in the driver’s qualification file, or keep a copy of his/her driver’s qualification file if he/she is self-employed. The driver must also have a copy of the exemption when driving, for presentation to a duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official. The exemption will be rescinded if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315. VI. Preemption During the period the exemption is in effect, no State shall enforce any law or regulation that conflicts with this exemption with respect to a person operating under the exemption. VII. Conclusion Based on its evaluation of the three exemption applications, FMCSA renews the exemptions of the aforementioned drivers from the epilepsy and seizure disorders prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41 (b)(8). In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each exemption will be valid for two years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. Issued on: October 17, 2018. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–23328 Filed 10–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2018–0157] Request for Comments on the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Monthly Report of Ocean Shipments Moving Under ExportImport Bank Financing Maritime Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments on our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves documenting shipments made during the life of certain EXIM Bank financed projects. The information to be collected is necessary for MARAD to fulfill its legislative requirement to monitor the daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Oct 24, 2018 Jkt 247001 percentage of ocean freight revenues/ tonnage. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket No. MARAD– 2018–0157 through one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Search using the above DOT docket number and follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the Department’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the Department to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jan Downing, 202–366–0783, Office of Cargo and Commercial Sealift, Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W23–308, Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Monthly Report of Ocean Shipments Moving Under Export-Import Bank Financing. OMB Control Number: 2133–0013. Type of Request: Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection. Abstract: The information collection will be used by MARAD to monitor compliance with the cargo preference laws by parties covered under PR 17 and 46 CFR part 381. In addition, MARAD will use the information to compile annual information on ExportImport Bank-financed shipments, and when applicable, to provide for an informal grievance procedure, in the event there is a question or complaint pertaining to cargo preference matters. The monthly shipping reports, with substantiating documents, will provide the only basis for MARAD to exercise its PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 legislative responsibility to monitor Export-Import Bank-financed cargoes that are transported on U.S.-flag vessels, recipient flag vessels and on third-flag vessels according to the determinations and certifications of vessel nonavailability that have been granted. The compilation of the statistics from the shipping reports forms the basis for determining compliance with PR 17 for each loan participant. This information is also provided to the Export-Import Bank, and is the nucleus for conducting annual reviews of the shipping activities of the Export-Import Bank programs. MARAD uses the information collected as part of the Transparency Initiative to share with the ExportImport Bank. MARAD also intends to use the information to assist Ex-Im Bank shippers with finding suitable U.S.-flag vessels and in support of the determinations MARAD makes with respect to requests from Export-Import Bank shippers for certifications of nonavailability. Respondents: All Export-Import Bank loan and certain loan guarantee recipients and designated representatives charged with the responsibility of monthly and annual reporting. These can be a contractor, ocean transportation intermediary, supplier, etc. Affected Public: Business and/or other for Profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 28. Estimated Number of Responses: 364. Estimated Hours per Response: 1.5. Annual Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 196. Frequency of Response: Monthly. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.93. * * * * * Dated: October 22, 2018. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr. Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–23318 Filed 10–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P 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 Western Pennsylvania Teamsters & Employers Pension Fund, a multiemployer pension plan, has SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 53954 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2018 / Notices submitted an application to reduce benefits under the plan in accordance with the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA). The purpose of this notice is to announce that the application submitted by the Board of Trustees of the Western Pennsylvania Teamsters & Employers Pension Fund has been published on the website of the Department of the Treasury (Treasury), and to request public comments on the application from interested parties, including participants and beneficiaries, employee organizations, and contributing employers of the Western Pennsylvania Teamsters & Employers Pension Fund. DATES: Comments must be received by December 10, 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: Danielle Norris. Comments sent via facsimile or 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 your 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 Western Pennsylvania Teamsters & Employers Pension Fund, please contact Treasury at (202) 622– 1534 (not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: MPRA amended the Internal 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 must be approved or denied in consultation with the Pension Benefit Guaranty VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Oct 24, 2018 Jkt 247001 Corporation (PBGC) and the Department of Labor. On September 24, 2018, the Board of Trustees of the Western Pennsylvania Teamsters & Employers Pension Fund 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://www.treasury.gov/services/ Pages/Plan-Applications.aspx. Treasury is publishing this notice in the Federal Register, in consultation with PBGC and the Department of Labor, to solicit public comments on all aspects of the Western Pennsylvania Teamsters & Employers Pension Fund application. Comments are requested from interested parties, including participants and beneficiaries, employee organizations, and contributing employers of the Western Pennsylvania Teamsters & Employers Pension Fund. Consideration will be given to any comments that are timely received by Treasury. Dated: October 22, 2018. David Kautter, Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–23433 Filed 10–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Multiple Tax and Trade Bureau Information Collection Requests Departmental Offices, U.S. Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The public is invited to submit comments on these requests. DATES: Comments should be received on or before November 26, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Treasury, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email at OIRA_Submission@ SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB.EOP.gov and (2) Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 8100, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submissions may be obtained from Jennifer Quintana by emailing PRA@treasury.gov, calling (202) 622–0489, or viewing the entire information collection request at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) 1. Title: Brewer’s Report of Operations and Quarterly Brewer’s Report of Operations. OMB Control Number: 1513–0007. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Description: The Internal Revenue Code (IRC) at 26 U.S.C. 5415 requires that all brewers furnish reports of operations and transactions in the form, at the times, and for such periods as the Secretary of the Treasury prescribes by regulation. Under that authority, the TTB regulations require brewers to file monthly operations reports using TTB F 5130.9, Brewer’s Report of Operations, if they anticipate an annual Federal excise tax liability of $50,000 or more for beer in a given calendar year. For brewers that anticipate a liability of less than $50,000 for such taxes in a given year and that had such liability the previous year, the TTB regulations require such brewers to file quarterly operations reports using TTB F 5130.9 or the simplified TTB F 5130.26, Quarterly Brewer’s Report of Operations. The information collected from brewers on their operations reports regarding the amount of beer they produce, receive, return, remove, transfer, destroy, or otherwise gain or dispose of is necessary to protect the revenue and ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. Form: TTB F 5130.26sm, TTB F 5130.9. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,300. Frequency of Response: Monthly, Quarterly. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 25,440. Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 19,080. 2. Title: Application and Permit to Ship Liquors and Articles of Puerto Rican Manufacture Taxpaid to the United States. E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 207 (Thursday, October 25, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-23433]


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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 Western Pennsylvania Teamsters & 
Employers Pension Fund, a multiemployer pension plan, has

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submitted an application to reduce benefits under the plan in 
accordance with the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA). 
The purpose of this notice is to announce that the application 
submitted by the Board of Trustees of the Western Pennsylvania 
Teamsters & Employers Pension Fund has been published on the website of 
the Department of the Treasury (Treasury), and to request public 
comments on the application from interested parties, including 
participants and beneficiaries, employee organizations, and 
contributing employers of the Western Pennsylvania Teamsters & 
Employers Pension Fund.

DATES: Comments must be received by December 10, 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: Danielle Norris. Comments sent via facsimile or 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 your 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 Western Pennsylvania Teamsters & Employers Pension 
Fund, please contact Treasury at (202) 622-1534 (not a toll-free 
number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: MPRA amended the Internal 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 must be approved or denied in 
consultation with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and 
the Department of Labor.
    On September 24, 2018, the Board of Trustees of the Western 
Pennsylvania Teamsters & Employers Pension Fund 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://www.treasury.gov/services/Pages/Plan-Applications.aspx. 
Treasury is publishing this notice in the Federal Register, in 
consultation with PBGC and the Department of Labor, to solicit public 
comments on all aspects of the Western Pennsylvania Teamsters & 
Employers Pension Fund application.
    Comments are requested from interested parties, including 
participants and beneficiaries, employee organizations, and 
contributing employers of the Western Pennsylvania Teamsters & 
Employers Pension Fund. Consideration will be given to any comments 
that are timely received by Treasury.

    Dated: October 22, 2018.
David Kautter,
Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-23433 Filed 10-24-18; 8:45 am]
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