Voluntary State Tax Withholding From Retired Pay, 55056-55057 [2019-21967]

Download as PDF 55056 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 15, 2019 / Rules and Regulations The November 2019 lump sum interest assumptions will be 0.25 percent for the period during which a benefit is (or is assumed to be) in pay status and 4.00 percent during any years preceding the benefit’s placement in pay status. In comparison with the interest assumptions in effect for October 2019, these assumptions represent an increase of 0.25 percent in the immediate rate and are otherwise unchanged. PBGC updates appendices B and C each month. PBGC has determined that notice and public comment on this amendment are impracticable and contrary to the public interest. This finding is based on the need to issue new interest assumptions promptly so that they are available for plans that rely on our publication of them each month to calculate lump sum benefit amounts. Because of the need to provide immediate guidance for the payment of benefits under plans with valuation dates during November 2019, PBGC finds that good cause exists for making the assumptions set forth in this amendment effective less than 30 days after publication. PBGC has determined that this action is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under the criteria set forth in Executive Order 12866. Because no general notice of proposed rulemaking is required for this amendment, the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 does not apply. See 5 U.S.C. 601(2). List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 4022 Employee benefit plans, Pension insurance, Pensions, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. For plans with a valuation date Rate set 313 On or after Before Immediate annuity rate (percent) 11–1–19 12–1–19 0.25 3. In appendix C to part 4022, rate set 313 is added at the end of the table to read as follows: ■ For plans with a valuation date On or after * Before * 313 BILLING CODE 7709–02–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary 32 CFR Part 78 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES [Docket ID: DOD–2019–OS–0012] RIN 0790–AK19 Voluntary State Tax Withholding From Retired Pay Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), DoD. ACTION: Direct final rule. AGENCY: 17:42 Oct 11, 2019 Jkt 250001 Authority: 29 U.S.C. 1302, 1322, 1322b, 1341(c)(3)(D), and 1344. 2. In appendix B to part 4022, rate set 313 is added at the end of the table to read as follows: ■ Appendix B to Part 4022—Lump Sum Interest Rates for PBGC Payments * * * * * i1 i2 i3 n1 n2 4.00 4.00 4.00 7 8 * n1 n2 * * Immediate annuity rate (percent) 0.25 Deferred annuities (percent) i1 i2 * 4.00 4.00 i3 * This direct final rule removes DoD’s regulation on the voluntary state income tax withholding from the monthly retired or retainer pay of any member or former member of the uniformed Services. That regulation is unnecessary because it restates current law; sets forth internal policy and procedures; and conveys to the public administrative and procedural information that does not require rulemaking. Accordingly, DoD will remove this part and publish a document in the Federal Register informing the States and current and former members of that administrative information, such as where to submit requests for income withholding. SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2019–22381 Filed 10–11–19; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 * 12–1–19 Issued in Washington, DC. Hilary Duke, Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. 1. The authority citation for part 4022 continues to read as follows: ■ Deferred annuities (percent) * 11–1–19 PART 4022—BENEFITS PAYABLE IN TERMINATED SINGLE-EMPLOYER PLANS Appendix C to Part 4022—Lump Sum Interest Rates for Private-Sector Payments * Rate set In consideration of the foregoing, 29 CFR part 4022 is amended as follows: This rule is effective November 25, 2019 without further action, unless adverse comment is received by November 14, 2019. If adverse comment is received, DoD will publish a timely DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * 4.00 * 7 8 withdrawal of the rule in the Federal Register. You may submit comments, identified by docket number and/or RIN number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Department of Defense, Office of the Chief Management Officer, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 08D09, Attn: Mailbox 24, Alexandria, VA 22350–1700. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\15OCR1.SGM 15OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 15, 2019 / Rules and Regulations 55057 for public viewing on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. Dated: October 3, 2019. Shelly E. Finke, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. Dated: October 7, 2019. K.M. Luttrell, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans. [FR Doc. 2019–21967 Filed 10–11–19; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2019–22409 Filed 10–11–19; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE 5001–06–P BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 33 CFR Part 165 Kellie Allison at 703–614–0410. DoD has determined this rulemaking meets the criteria for a direct final rule because the removal of 32 CFR part 78, last amended on July 18, 2006 (71 FR 40657), does not change in any way the procedures for the voluntary withholding of State tax from the monthly retired or retainer pay of any member or former member of the uniformed Services, and therefore DoD expects no opposition to it. However, if DoD receives a significant adverse comment, the Department will withdraw this direct final rule by publishing a notice in the Federal Register. A significant adverse comment is one that explains why the direct final rule is inappropriate or unacceptable. In determining whether a comment necessitates withdrawal of this direct final rule, DoD will consider whether it warrants a substantive response in a notice and comment process. Congress authorized the Department in 10 U.S.C. 1045 to establish this program. This part restates that law and otherwise contains internal instruction. DoD internal procedures for the voluntary withholding of this state tax are contained in DoD’s Financial Management Regulation (FMR), Volume 7B, Chapter 26, available at http:// comptroller.defense.gov/Portals/45/ documents/fmr/current/07b/07b_26.pdf (most recently updated in July 2018). Any administrative-type information pertinent to the public, such as where a tax payer should file a request to have pay withheld or how a state can procedurally enter into a withholding agreement with the Department, can be found in a notice document published in the Federal Register today, as well as in the FMR at the website above. This rule is not significant under Executive Order (E.O.) 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review.’’ Therefore, the requirements of E.O. 13771, ‘‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,’’ do not apply. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 78 Income taxes, Intergovernmental relations, Military personnel, Pensions. PART 78—[REMOVED] Accordingly, by the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, 32 CFR part 78 is removed. ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:53 Oct 11, 2019 Jkt 250001 [Docket No. USCG–2019–0795] [Docket No. USCG–2019–0812] Safety Zone; New Orleans, LA Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: The Coast Guard will enforce a temporary safety zone between mile marker (MM) 96.7 and MM 95.7 above Head of Passes, Lower Mississippi River, LA. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near New Orleans, LA, during a fireworks display. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any Official Patrol displaying a Coast Guard ensign. DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 165.845 will be enforced from 9:15 p.m. through 10:15 p.m. on January 18, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this document, call or email Lieutenant Commander Corinne Plummer, Sector New Orleans, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 504–365–2375, email Corinne.M.Plummer@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone regulation found in 33 CFR 165.845(a) for the Host-Global New Orleans Fireworks Display event from 9:15 p.m. through 10:15 p.m. on January 18, 2020. This action is being taken to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event, which will be located between MM 96.7 and MM 95.7, above Head of Passes, Lower Mississippi River, LA. During the enforcement periods, if you are the operator of a vessel in the regulated area you must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any Official Patrol displaying a Coast Guard ensign. In addition to the publication of this document in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard plans to provide notification of this enforcement period via a Marine Safety Information Bulletin and Broadcast Notice to Mariners. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Safety Zone; Rio Vista Bass Derby Fireworks, Sacramento River, Rio Vista, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Rio Vista Bass Derby Fireworks Display in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM) or other Federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies on scene to assist the Coast Guard in enforcing the regulated area. DATES: The regulation in 33 CFR 165.1191, Table 1, Item number 23, will be enforced from noon through 9:30 p.m. on October 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice of enforcement, call or email Chief Warrant Officer Mickey Price, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco; telephone (415) 399–7442, email SFWaterways@ uscg.mil. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone established in 33 CFR 165.1191 Table 1, Item number 23, for the Rio Vista Bass Derby Fireworks Display from noon through 9:30 p.m. on October 12, 2019, or as announced via Broadcast Notice to Mariners. This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 46 U.S.C. 70034, 70051; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\15OCR1.SGM 15OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 199 (Tuesday, October 15, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 55056-55057]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-21967]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

32 CFR Part 78

[Docket ID: DOD-2019-OS-0012]
RIN 0790-AK19


Voluntary State Tax Withholding From Retired Pay

AGENCY: Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), DoD.

ACTION: Direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: This direct final rule removes DoD's regulation on the 
voluntary state income tax withholding from the monthly retired or 
retainer pay of any member or former member of the uniformed Services. 
That regulation is unnecessary because it restates current law; sets 
forth internal policy and procedures; and conveys to the public 
administrative and procedural information that does not require 
rulemaking. Accordingly, DoD will remove this part and publish a 
document in the Federal Register informing the States and current and 
former members of that administrative information, such as where to 
submit requests for income withholding.

DATES: This rule is effective November 25, 2019 without further action, 
unless adverse comment is received by November 14, 2019. If adverse 
comment is received, DoD will publish a timely withdrawal of the rule 
in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and/or 
RIN number and title, by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Department of Defense, Office of the Chief 
Management Officer, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 4800 Mark 
Center Drive, Suite 08D09, Attn: Mailbox 24, Alexandria, VA 22350-1700.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket number or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) for this 
Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other 
submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions 
available

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for public viewing on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov as 
they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or 
contact information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kellie Allison at 703-614-0410.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DoD has determined this rulemaking meets the 
criteria for a direct final rule because the removal of 32 CFR part 78, 
last amended on July 18, 2006 (71 FR 40657), does not change in any way 
the procedures for the voluntary withholding of State tax from the 
monthly retired or retainer pay of any member or former member of the 
uniformed Services, and therefore DoD expects no opposition to it. 
However, if DoD receives a significant adverse comment, the Department 
will withdraw this direct final rule by publishing a notice in the 
Federal Register. A significant adverse comment is one that explains 
why the direct final rule is inappropriate or unacceptable. In 
determining whether a comment necessitates withdrawal of this direct 
final rule, DoD will consider whether it warrants a substantive 
response in a notice and comment process.
    Congress authorized the Department in 10 U.S.C. 1045 to establish 
this program. This part restates that law and otherwise contains 
internal instruction. DoD internal procedures for the voluntary 
withholding of this state tax are contained in DoD's Financial 
Management Regulation (FMR), Volume 7B, Chapter 26, available at http://comptroller.defense.gov/Portals/45/documents/fmr/current/07b/07b_26.pdf (most recently updated in July 2018). Any administrative-
type information pertinent to the public, such as where a tax payer 
should file a request to have pay withheld or how a state can 
procedurally enter into a withholding agreement with the Department, 
can be found in a notice document published in the Federal Register 
today, as well as in the FMR at the website above.
    This rule is not significant under Executive Order (E.O.) 12866, 
``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' Therefore, the requirements of E.O. 
13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' do not 
apply.

List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 78

    Income taxes, Intergovernmental relations, Military personnel, 
Pensions.

PART 78--[REMOVED]

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Accordingly, by the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, 32 CFR part 78 is 
removed.

    Dated: October 3, 2019.
Shelly E. Finke,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2019-21967 Filed 10-11-19; 8:45 am]
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