Proposed Collection; Comment Request Concerning Time and Manner of Making Certain Elections Under the Technical and Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1988, and the Redesignation of Certain Other Temporary Elections, 44580-44581 [2020-15948]

Download as PDF 44580 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 142 / Thursday, July 23, 2020 / Notices Question/topic Responses per respondent Respondents General Grantee and Sub-grantee information ............... Information on LEPCs ...................................................... Assessment of Potential Chemical Threats ..................... Assessment of Response Capabilities for Accidents/Incidents .......................................................................... HMEP Planning and Training Grant Reporting ............... HMEP Planning Goals and Objectives ............................ HMEP Training and Planning Assessment ..................... Hazmat Transportation Fees ........................................... Grant Applicant is NIMS Compliant/Grant Application Is Reviewed By SERC ..................................................... HMEP Grant Program Administration .............................. HHFT Information Sharing Compliance Questions ......... As described above, PHMSA currently estimates the OMB Control Number 2137–0586 burden to be revised as follows: Title: Hazardous Materials Public Sector Training and Planning Grants OMB Control Number: 2137–0586 [FR Doc. 2020–15949 Filed 7–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request Concerning Time and Manner of Making Certain Elections Under the Technical and Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1988, and the Redesignation of Certain Other Temporary Elections Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Jul 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 62 62 62 16 16 8 992 992 496 62 62 62 62 62 1 1 1 1 1 62 62 62 62 62 8 7 7 7 3.23 496 434 434 434 200.26 62 62 62 1 1 1 62 62 62 5.5 5.5 0.033 341 341 2.067 Summary: Part 110 of 49 CFR sets forth the procedures for reimbursable grants for public sector planning and training in support of the emergency planning and training efforts of States, Territories, and Indian tribes to manage hazardous materials emergencies, Respondents Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 particularly those involving transportation. Sections in this part address information collection reporting requirements regarding the application for grants, the monitoring of expenditures, and the reporting and requesting of modifications. Total annual responses 62 opportunity to comment on continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning time and manner of making certain elections under the technical and miscellaneous revenue act of 1988, and the redesignation of certain other temporary elections. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 21, 2020 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Chakinna B. Clemons, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form should be directed to Kerry Dennis, at (202) 317–5751 or Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Kerry.Dennis@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Certain Elections Under the Technical and Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1988 and the Redesignation of Certain Other Temporary Elections Regulations. OMB Number: 1545–1112. Regulation Project Number: TD 8435. Abstract: Regulation section 301.9100–8 provides final income, estate and gift, and employment tax regulations relating to elections made PO 00000 Total burden hours 1 1 1 Hazardous Materials Public Sector Training & Planning Grants .................... Issued in Washington, DC. William A. Quade, Deputy Associate Administrator of Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Hours per response 62 62 62 Information collection Affected Public: State and local governments, Indian tribes. Increase in Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Increase in Annual Respondents: 0. Increase in Annual Responses: 0. Increase in Annual Burden Hours: 2. Frequency of collection: Annually. Number of responses 62 Hours per response 83.26 Total annual burden hours 5,162 under the Technical and Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1988. This regulation enables taxpayers to take advantage of various benefits provided by the Internal Revenue Code. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the regulations at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, farms, and state, local, or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 21,740. Estimated Time per Respondent: 17 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,010. 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. Request For Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 142 / Thursday, July 23, 2020 / Notices be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) 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 (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: July 17, 2020. Chakinna B. Clemons, Supervisory Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–15948 Filed 7–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0770] Agency Information Collection Activity: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before September 21, 2020. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Brian McCarthy, Office of Regulatory ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Jul 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 and Administrative Affairs (10B4), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420 or email to Brian.McCarthy4@ va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0770’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian McCarthy at (202) 615–9241. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995, Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VHA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VHA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VHA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Authority: Public Law 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521. Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. OMB Control Number: 2900–0770. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The proposed information collection activity provides a means to garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44581 stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: Timeliness, appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on the Agency’s services will be unavailable. The Agency will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • The collections are voluntary; • The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collections are noncontroversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; • Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future; • Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained; • Information gathered will be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release outside of the agency; • Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and • Information gathered will yield qualitative information; the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the population of study. Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 142 (Thursday, July 23, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44580-44581]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-15948]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request Concerning Time and Manner 
of Making Certain Elections Under the Technical and Miscellaneous 
Revenue Act of 1988, and the Redesignation of Certain Other Temporary 
Elections

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 general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning time 
and manner of making certain elections under the technical and 
miscellaneous revenue act of 1988, and the redesignation of certain 
other temporary elections.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 21, 
2020 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Chakinna B. Clemons, Internal 
Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20224.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the form should be directed to Kerry Dennis, at (202) 317-
5751 or Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Certain Elections Under the Technical and Miscellaneous 
Revenue Act of 1988 and the Redesignation of Certain Other Temporary 
Elections Regulations.
    OMB Number: 1545-1112.
    Regulation Project Number: TD 8435.
    Abstract: Regulation section 301.9100-8 provides final income, 
estate and gift, and employment tax regulations relating to elections 
made under the Technical and Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1988. This 
regulation enables taxpayers to take advantage of various benefits 
provided by the Internal Revenue Code.
    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the regulations 
at this time.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-
profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, farms, and state, 
local, or tribal governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 21,740.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 17 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,010.
    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.
    Request For Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice 
will

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be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All 
comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited 
on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; (d) 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 (e) 
estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

    Approved: July 17, 2020.
Chakinna B. Clemons,
Supervisory Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2020-15948 Filed 7-22-20; 8:45 am]
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