Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request on Burden Related to the Enhanced Oil Recovery Project, 38024-38025 [2020-13649]

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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 Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00205 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 soliciting comments concerning the burden associated with a qualified enhanced oil recovery project. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before August 24, 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: Enhanced Oil Recovery Project. OMB Number: 1545–1292. Regulation Project Number: TD 8448. Abstract: For purpose of section 43 of the Code, this document provides final regulations relating to the enhanced oil recovery credit for certain costs that are paid or incurred in connection with a qualified enhanced oil recovery project. Changes to the applicable law were made by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990. These final regulations provide the public with guidance in determining the costs that are subject to the credit, the circumstances under which the credit is available, and the procedures whereby a project is certified as a qualified enhanced oil recovery project. Current Actions: As of September 20, 2019, Form 8830 has been made a historical product since the enhanced oil recovery claimed on this form is completely phased out. This will decrease the number of responses by 1,550 and annual burden by 11,067 hours. This request is being submitted for renewal purposes. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, individuals, notfor-profit institutions, farms, and Federal, state, local or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20. Estimated Time per Respondent: 73 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,460. 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 E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 122 / Wednesday, June 24, 2020 / Notices 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: • 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: June 18, 2020. Ronald J. Durbala, IRS Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–13649 Filed 6–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Internal Revenue Service Research Applied Analytics & Statistics (RAAS) Comprehensive Taxpayer Attitude Survey 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Jun 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 public is invited to submit comments on these requests. Comments should be received on or before July 24, 2020 to be assured of consideration. DATES: 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. 38025 Dated: June 18, 2020. Spencer W. Clark, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–13562 Filed 6–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submissions may be obtained from Molly Stasko by emailing PRA@treasury.gov, calling (202) 622– 8922, or viewing the entire information collection request at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Title: Comprehensive Taxpayer Attitude Survey. OMB Control Number: 1545–2288. Type of Review: Reinstatement of a previously approved information collection. Description: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) conducts the Comprehensive Taxpayer Attitude Survey as part of the Service-wide effort to maintain a system of balanced organizational performance measures mandated by the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act (RRA) of 1998. This is also a result of Executive Order 12862 that requires all government agencies to survey their customers. The IRS’ office of Research Applied Analytics & Statistics (RAAS) is sponsoring this annual survey (formerly conducted by the IRS Oversight Board) with the objective of better understanding what influences taxpayers’ tax compliance, their opinions of the IRS, and their customer service preferences, as well as how these taxpayer views change over time. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 39,273. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 39,273. Estimated Time per Response: 0.5 minutes (screenings), 23 minutes (surveyed participants). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,111. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. PO 00000 Frm 00206 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0613] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Record Keeping at Flight Schools Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted 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; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: 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. 2900–0613. 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. 2900– 0613’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 38 U.S.C. 3690(c); 38 CFR 21.4263(h)(3). Title: Record Keeping at Flight Schools. OMB Control Number: 2900–0613. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The State approving agencies that approve courses for VA training use these records to determine if courses offered by flight schools should be approved. VA representatives use the records to determine the accuracy of payments made to VA students at flight schools. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 122 (Wednesday, June 24, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38024-38025]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-13649]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted 
for Public Comment; Comment Request on Burden Related to the Enhanced 
Oil Recovery Project

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 the burden associated with a qualified enhanced oil recovery 
project.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before August 24, 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: Enhanced Oil Recovery Project.
    OMB Number: 1545-1292.
    Regulation Project Number: TD 8448.
    Abstract: For purpose of section 43 of the Code, this document 
provides final regulations relating to the enhanced oil recovery credit 
for certain costs that are paid or incurred in connection with a 
qualified enhanced oil recovery project. Changes to the applicable law 
were made by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990. These final 
regulations provide the public with guidance in determining the costs 
that are subject to the credit, the circumstances under which the 
credit is available, and the procedures whereby a project is certified 
as a qualified enhanced oil recovery project.
    Current Actions: As of September 20, 2019, Form 8830 has been made 
a historical product since the enhanced oil recovery claimed on this 
form is completely phased out. This will decrease the number of 
responses by 1,550 and annual burden by 11,067 hours. This request is 
being submitted for renewal purposes.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, 
individuals, not-for-profit institutions, farms, and Federal, state, 
local or tribal governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 20.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 73 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,460.
    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

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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:
     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: June 18, 2020.
Ronald J. Durbala,
IRS Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2020-13649 Filed 6-23-20; 8:45 am]
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