Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Payment of Premiums; Termination Premium, 14714 [2020-05092]

Download as PDF 14714 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 50 / Friday, March 13, 2020 / Notices Dated: March 10, 2020. Crystal Robinson, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–05129 Filed 3–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Payment of Premiums; Termination Premium Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. ACTION: Notice of request for extension of OMB approval of collection of information. AGENCY: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend approval with modification, under the Paperwork Reduction Act, of a collection of information for the termination premium under its regulation on Payment of Premiums (OMB control number 1212–0064; expires May 31, 2020). This notice informs the public of PBGC’s request and solicits public comment on the collection of information. SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted by April 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, via electronic mail at OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to (202) 395–6974. A copy of the request will be posted on PBGC’s website at https:// www.pbgc.gov/prac/laws-andregulation/federal-register-notices-openfor-comment. It may also be obtained without charge by writing to the Disclosure Division of the Office of the General Counsel of PBGC, 1200 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005–4026; faxing a request to 202–326–4042; or, calling 202–326–4040 during normal business hours (TTY users may call the Federal Relay Service toll-free at 800– 877–8339 and ask to be connected to 202–326–4040). The Disclosure Division will email, fax, or mail the information to you, as you request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Rifkin (rifkin.melissa@ pbgc.gov), Attorney, Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of the General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW, Washington DC jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Mar 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 20005–4026; 202–229–6563. (TTY users may call the Federal Relay Service tollfree at 800–877–8339 and ask to be connected to 202–229–6563.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) administers the pension plan termination insurance program under title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Section 4006(a)(7) of ERISA provides for a ‘‘termination premium’’ (in addition to the flat-rate and variable-rate premiums under sections 4006(a)(3) and (8) of ERISA) that is payable for three years following certain distress and involuntary plan terminations. PBGC’s regulations on Premium Rates (29 CFR part 4006) and Payment of Premiums (29 CFR part 4007) implement the termination premium. Sections 4007.3 and 4007.13(b) of the premium payment regulation require the filing of termination premium information and payments with PBGC. PBGC has promulgated Form T and instructions for paying the termination premium. In general, the termination premium applies where a single employer plan terminates in a distress termination under section 4041(c) of ERISA (unless contributing sponsors and controlled group members meet the bankruptcy liquidation requirements of section 4041(c)(2)(B)(i) of ERISA) or in an involuntary termination under section 4042 of ERISA, and the termination date under section 4048 of ERISA is after 2005. The termination premium does not apply in certain cases where termination occurs during a bankruptcy proceeding filed before October 18, 2005. The termination premium is payable for three years. The same amount is payable each year. The amount of each payment is based on the number of participants in the plan as of the day before the termination date. In general, the amount of each payment is equal to $1,250 times the number of participants. However, the rate is increased from $1,250 to $2,500 in certain cases involving commercial airline or airline catering service plans. The termination premium is due on the 30th day of each of three consecutive 12-month periods. The first 12-month period generally begins shortly after the termination date or after the conclusion of bankruptcy proceedings in certain cases. The termination premium and related information must be filed by a person liable for the termination premium. The persons liable for the termination premium are contributing sponsors and members of their controlled groups, determined on the day before the plan PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 termination date. Interest on late termination premiums is charged at the rate imposed under section 6601(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, compounded daily, from the due date to the payment date. Penalties based on facts and circumstances may be assessed both for failure to timely pay the termination premium and for failure to timely file required related information and may be waived in appropriate circumstances. A penalty for late payment will not exceed the amount of termination premium paid late. Section 4007.10 of the premium payment regulation requires the retention of records supporting or validating the computation of premiums paid and requires that the records be made available to PBGC. On December 16, 2019, PBGC published in the Federal Register (at 84 FR 68494) a notice informing the public of its intent to request an extension of this collection of information. No comments were received. OMB has approved the termination premium collection of information (Form T and instructions) under control number 1212–0064 through May 31, 2020. PBGC is requesting that OMB extend approval of this collection of information for three years, with minor changes to contact information. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. PBGC estimates that it will each year receive an average of about one filing for the first year a termination premium is due, one filing for the second year a termination premium is due, and one filing for the third year a termination premium is due, from a total of about three respondents. PBGC estimates that the total annual burden of the collection of information will be about 15 minutes and $200. Issued in Washington, DC. Stephanie Cibinic, Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. 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PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION


Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment 
Request; Payment of Premiums; Termination Premium

AGENCY: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

ACTION: Notice of request for extension of OMB approval of collection 
of information.

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SUMMARY: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is requesting 
that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend approval with 
modification, under the Paperwork Reduction Act, of a collection of 
information for the termination premium under its regulation on Payment 
of Premiums (OMB control number 1212-0064; expires May 31, 2020). This 
notice informs the public of PBGC's request and solicits public comment 
on the collection of information.

DATES: Comments must be submitted by April 13, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk 
Officer for Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, via electronic mail 
at [email protected] or by fax to (202) 395-6974.
    A copy of the request will be posted on PBGC's website at https://www.pbgc.gov/prac/laws-and-regulation/federal-register-notices-open-for-comment. It may also be obtained without charge by writing to the 
Disclosure Division of the Office of the General Counsel of PBGC, 1200 
K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005-4026; faxing a request to 202-326-
4042; or, calling 202-326-4040 during normal business hours (TTY users 
may call the Federal Relay Service toll-free at 800-877-8339 and ask to 
be connected to 202-326-4040). The Disclosure Division will email, fax, 
or mail the information to you, as you request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Rifkin 
([email protected]), Attorney, Regulatory Affairs Division, 
Office of the General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 
1200 K Street NW, Washington DC 20005-4026; 202-229-6563. (TTY users 
may call the Federal Relay Service toll-free at 800-877-8339 and ask to 
be connected to 202-229-6563.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 
(PBGC) administers the pension plan termination insurance program under 
title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 
(ERISA). Section 4006(a)(7) of ERISA provides for a ``termination 
premium'' (in addition to the flat-rate and variable-rate premiums 
under sections 4006(a)(3) and (8) of ERISA) that is payable for three 
years following certain distress and involuntary plan terminations. 
PBGC's regulations on Premium Rates (29 CFR part 4006) and Payment of 
Premiums (29 CFR part 4007) implement the termination premium. Sections 
4007.3 and 4007.13(b) of the premium payment regulation require the 
filing of termination premium information and payments with PBGC. PBGC 
has promulgated Form T and instructions for paying the termination 
premium.
    In general, the termination premium applies where a single employer 
plan terminates in a distress termination under section 4041(c) of 
ERISA (unless contributing sponsors and controlled group members meet 
the bankruptcy liquidation requirements of section 4041(c)(2)(B)(i) of 
ERISA) or in an involuntary termination under section 4042 of ERISA, 
and the termination date under section 4048 of ERISA is after 2005. The 
termination premium does not apply in certain cases where termination 
occurs during a bankruptcy proceeding filed before October 18, 2005.
    The termination premium is payable for three years. The same amount 
is payable each year. The amount of each payment is based on the number 
of participants in the plan as of the day before the termination date. 
In general, the amount of each payment is equal to $1,250 times the 
number of participants. However, the rate is increased from $1,250 to 
$2,500 in certain cases involving commercial airline or airline 
catering service plans. The termination premium is due on the 30th day 
of each of three consecutive 12-month periods. The first 12-month 
period generally begins shortly after the termination date or after the 
conclusion of bankruptcy proceedings in certain cases.
    The termination premium and related information must be filed by a 
person liable for the termination premium. The persons liable for the 
termination premium are contributing sponsors and members of their 
controlled groups, determined on the day before the plan termination 
date. Interest on late termination premiums is charged at the rate 
imposed under section 6601(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, compounded 
daily, from the due date to the payment date. Penalties based on facts 
and circumstances may be assessed both for failure to timely pay the 
termination premium and for failure to timely file required related 
information and may be waived in appropriate circumstances. A penalty 
for late payment will not exceed the amount of termination premium paid 
late. Section 4007.10 of the premium payment regulation requires the 
retention of records supporting or validating the computation of 
premiums paid and requires that the records be made available to PBGC.
    On December 16, 2019, PBGC published in the Federal Register (at 84 
FR 68494) a notice informing the public of its intent to request an 
extension of this collection of information. No comments were received.
    OMB has approved the termination premium collection of information 
(Form T and instructions) under control number 1212-0064 through May 
31, 2020. PBGC is requesting that OMB extend approval of this 
collection of information for three years, with minor changes to 
contact information. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person 
is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it 
displays a currently valid OMB control number.
    PBGC estimates that it will each year receive an average of about 
one filing for the first year a termination premium is due, one filing 
for the second year a termination premium is due, and one filing for 
the third year a termination premium is due, from a total of about 
three respondents. PBGC estimates that the total annual burden of the 
collection of information will be about 15 minutes and $200.

    Issued in Washington, DC.
Stephanie Cibinic,
Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Pension 
Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
[FR Doc. 2020-05092 Filed 3-12-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7709-02-P