Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request Relating to Requests for Miscellaneous Determination, 31613-31614 [2020-11132]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 101 / Tuesday, May 26, 2020 / Notices quantify by analyzing the contents of the BSA database, or by referring to statistical information publicly available, and without conducting a formal survey of the reporting financial institutions would be especially appreciated. 2. FinCEN proposes to expand the annual PRA burden estimate to cover three stages of the SAR production process: (a) The review of cases based on monitoring alerts considered true positives; (b) the documentation of the decision not to turn a case into a SAR; and (c) the SAR filing process. A sample conversion rate of cases that lead to SARs for depository institutions was used to calculate how many total cases at all financial institutions would have to be evaluated to produce the total number of original SARs filed in 2019. FinCEN invites comments on the characterization of these three stages, the general case conversion rate utilized, and the existence of other generally available research documents that may show different case conversion rates for different financial institution types. 3. FinCEN estimates that, in general, the cost of labor involved in the three stages of the SAR production process covered by this notice will depend on the level of involvement in each stage of at least four different types of labor within the organization (general supervision, direct supervision, clerical work for evaluation, and clerical work for recordkeeping). Is this a reasonable identification of the roles involved in the SAR process? Has FinCEN calculated labor costs reasonably? Within the calculations of PRA burden, has FinCEN reasonably estimated the involvement of the different kinds of labor identified? 4. FinCEN arrived at estimates for (i) the hour burden of the review of all cases based on true positive alerts, and (ii) the decision not to file SARs based on the proportion of the cases that were not converted into original SARs. In general and on average, are these estimates reasonable? 5. FinCEN segmented the universe of SAR filings into several different categories for purposes of estimating SAR complexity: (a) Continuing SARs; (b) original SARs with standard content filed by non-depository institutions; (c) original SARs with extended content filed by non-depository institutions; (d) original SARs with standard content filed by depository institutions; and (e) original SARs with extended content filed by depository institutions. For each of these categories, FinCEN adjusted the estimated SAR filing burden depending on the filing method VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 May 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 (batch or discrete). Is this segmentation reasonable? Are there other categories of SARs which FinCEN could quantify by analyzing the contents of the BSA database and without conducting a formal survey of the reporting financial institutions? 6. Are the other assumptions FinCEN made to calculate the burden associated with filing the different categories of SARs reasonable, such as the number of minutes required for each category of report? b. General Request for Comments Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (5) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: May 20, 2020. Derek Baldry, Deputy Chief of Staff, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. [FR Doc. 2020–11247 Filed 5–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–02–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request Relating to Requests for Miscellaneous Determination Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00183 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31613 Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning requests for miscellaneous determination by organizations exempt under section 501(c)(3). More specifically, the burden associated with filing Form 8940, Request for Miscellaneous Determination. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 27, 2020 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Kinna Brewington, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be directed to Ronald J. Durbala, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20224, or through the internet, at RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Request for Miscellaneous Determination. OMB Number: 1545–2211. Form Number(s): 8940. Abstract: Organizations exempt under section 501(c)(3) may file Form 8940 for miscellaneous determinations under sections 507, 509(a), 4940, 4942, 4945, and 6033. Nonexempt charitable trusts may also file a Form 8940 for an initial determination under section 509(a)(3). Current Actions: There is no change to the burden previously approved by OMB. This request is being submitted for renewal purposes only. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,100. Estimated Time per Respondent: 13 hours, 47 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 28,959. The following paragraph applies to all the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained if their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Desired Focus of Comments: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is particularly interested in comments that: E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1 31614 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 101 / Tuesday, May 26, 2020 / Notices • 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 using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., by permitting electronic submissions of responses. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the ICR for OMB approval of the extension of the information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Approved: May 18, 2020. Ronald J. Durbala, IRS Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–11132 Filed 5–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–New] PREVENTS Agency Information Collection Activity: Service Level Measurement-PREVENTS Survey Veterans Experience Office, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Experience Office, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 May 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–New. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 421– 1354 or email danny.green2@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900New’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–21. Title: Service Level MeasurementPREVENTS Survey. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Review: New collection. Abstract: This survey provides customer experience insights related to the experience of Veterans in accessing services and resources made possible via Executive Order 13861, known as the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS). Feedback on this survey from Veterans Service Organizations, Veterans, and community organizations will help ensure that the PREVENTS Office has the information it needs to implement the Roadmap and communicate its efforts to empower Veterans and prevent suicide. Survey respondents will include Veterans Service Organization Members, Veterans, and individuals affiliated with nonprofit and community organizations. This survey is a nonprobability-based survey and is not DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00184 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 intended to make inferences about any overall population. This survey will be administered to Veterans who are affiliated with Veteran Service Organizations, individuals affiliated with Veteran-focused community-based or nonprofit organizations, or individuals who are affiliated with Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs). The survey will be publicized via an article that contains a survey link in a Blog in the Vet Resources Newsletter produced by the Department of Veterans Affairs, email communications with Veterans Service Organizations, and email, in-person, and video-message communications to community-based organizations and strategic partners. Collected data are uploaded to the VSignals survey analysis tool and raw data are made present for analysis. Survey questions focus on current and potential mental health resources, communication channels, and outreach strategies that are currently being provided, or could be provided, to Veterans to ensure their safety and security. 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. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published at Vol. 85, No. 50 on March 13, 2020, pages 14727– 14728. Affected Public: Individuals. Estimated Annual Burden: 4,767 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 57,200. By direction of the Secretary. Danny S. Green, VA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–11184 Filed 5–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 101 (Tuesday, May 26, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted 
for Public Comment; Comment Request Relating to Requests for 
Miscellaneous Determination

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the public and other 
Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or 
continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments 
concerning requests for miscellaneous determination by organizations 
exempt under section 501(c)(3). More specifically, the burden 
associated with filing Form 8940, Request for Miscellaneous 
Determination.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 27, 2020 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Kinna Brewington, Internal 
Revenue Service, Room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20224. Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations 
should be directed to Ronald J. Durbala, at Internal Revenue Service, 
Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20224, or through 
the internet, at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Request for Miscellaneous 
Determination.
    OMB Number: 1545-2211.
    Form Number(s): 8940.
    Abstract: Organizations exempt under section 501(c)(3) may file 
Form 8940 for miscellaneous determinations under sections 507, 509(a), 
4940, 4942, 4945, and 6033. Nonexempt charitable trusts may also file a 
Form 8940 for an initial determination under section 509(a)(3).
    Current Actions: There is no change to the burden previously 
approved by OMB. This request is being submitted for renewal purposes 
only.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,100.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 13 hours, 47 min.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 28,959.
    The following paragraph applies to all the collections of 
information covered by this notice:
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of 
information displays a valid OMB control number.
    Books or records relating to a collection of information must be 
retained if their contents may become material in the administration of 
any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return 
information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103.
    Desired Focus of Comments: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is 
particularly interested in comments that:

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     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 using appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., by permitting electronic 
submissions of responses.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the ICR for OMB approval of the extension of the 
information collection; they will also become a matter of public 
record.

    Approved: May 18, 2020.
Ronald J. Durbala,
IRS Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2020-11132 Filed 5-22-20; 8:45 am]
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