Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request on Burden Related to the Application for Exemption From Social Security and Medicare Taxes and Waiver of Benefits, 47201-47202 [2021-18097]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 160 / Monday, August 23, 2021 / Notices Ray Biggs, Office of Transit Safety and Oversight—Safety Risk Management and Assurance Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Mail Stop TSO–10, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366–7460 or Ray.Biggs@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a letter submitted to the docket dated August 11, 2021, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), on behalf of more than 1,300 member organizations, requested a 60-day extension of the comment period seeking input on public transit safety concerns published in the Federal Register on July 15, 2021 (86 FR 37400). As justification for this extension, APTA cited increased grant activity, the recent passage of an infrastructure bill, and ongoing responses to the COVID–19 pandemic as pulling transit systems in many directions. APTA believes an extension of time would facilitate its members’ ability to formulate thoughtful and proactive information responsive to FTA’s request for information. Given the importance of public transportation safety and the need for a more fulsome dialogue on upcoming safety needs and priorities, FTA believes an extension of time is justified. Although APTA requested FTA extend the comment period for 60 additional days, commenters have already had 30 days in which to review and consider the questions posed in the RFI, and FTA believes an additional 30 days in which to submit comments is adequate, given FTA’s desire to move forward expeditiously with this important safety initiative. FTA is not republishing the Questions to the Public in this document. Instead, please refer to the July 15, 2021 RFI (86 FR 37400) to view the original questions regarding safety concerns and issues recommended for additional assessment and potential action at the Federal level. 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[FR Doc. 2021–18066 Filed 8–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request on Burden Related to the Application for Exemption From Social Security and Medicare Taxes and Waiver of Benefits 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 Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the burden related to the application for exemption from Social Security and Medicare taxes and waiver of benefits. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before October 22, 2021 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 R. Joseph Durbala, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00152 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47201 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Application for Exemption from Social Security and Medicare Taxes and Waiver of Benefits. OMB Number: 1545–0064. Regulation Project/Form Number: Form 4029. Abstract: Form 4029 is used by members of recognized religious groups to apply for exemption from social security and Medicare taxes under Internal Revenue Code sections 1402(g) and 3127. The information is used to approve or deny exemption from social security and Medicare taxes. Current Actions: There is no change to the burden previously approved. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Responses: 3,754. Estimated Time per Respondent: 61 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,792. 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: • 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, E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1 47202 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 160 / Monday, August 23, 2021 / Notices 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. of Ground Rules—Subcommittee Chair For Discussion and Possible Subcommittee Action The Agenda will be reviewed, and the Subcommittee will consider adoption. Ground Rules ➢ Subcommittee action only to be taken in designated areas on agenda. Approved: August 18, 2021. Ronald J. Durbala, IRS Tax Analyst. IV. Review and Approval of Subcommittee Minutes from the July 22, 2021 Subcommittee Meeting—Subcommittee Chair For Discussion and Possible Subcommittee Action Draft minutes from the July 22, 2021 Subcommittee meeting via teleconference will be reviewed. The Subcommittee will consider action to approve. [FR Doc. 2021–18097 Filed 8–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P UNIFIED CARRIER REGISTRATION PLAN Sunshine Act Meeting Notice; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board Subcommittee Meeting August 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Eastern time. PLACE: This meeting will be accessible via conference call and via Zoom Meeting and Screenshare. Any interested person may call (i) 1–929– 205–6099 (US Toll) or 1–669–900–6833 (US Toll) or (ii) 1–877–853–5247 (US Toll Free) or 1–888–788–0099 (US Toll Free), Meeting ID: 910 8157 8996, to listen and participate in this meeting. The website to participate via Zoom Meeting and Screenshare is https:// kellen.zoom.us/j/91081578996. STATUS: This meeting will be open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Unified Carrier Registration Plan Education and Training Subcommittee (the ‘‘Subcommittee’’) will continue its work in developing and implementing the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement. The subject matter of this meeting will include: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES TIME AND DATE: Proposed Agenda I. Call to Order—Subcommittee Chair The Subcommittee Chair will welcome attendees, call the meeting to order, call roll for the Subcommittee, confirm whether a quorum is present, and facilitate self-introductions. II. Verification of Publication of Meeting Notice—UCR Executive Director The UCR Executive Director will verify the publication of the meeting notice on the UCR website and distribution to the UCR contact list via email followed by the subsequent publication of the notice in the Federal Register. III. Review and Approval of Subcommittee Agenda and Setting VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Aug 20, 2021 Jkt 253001 V. Update of Changes Made to the Audit Module Approved at the July 22, 2021 Subcommittee Meeting—UCR Operations Director The UCR Operations Director will update the Subcommittee on changes made to the Audit Module approved at the July 22, 2021 Subcommittee meeting. VI. New Module Development Discussion and Possible Approval— Subcommittee Chair and UCR Operations Director For Discussion and Possible Subcommittee Action The Subcommittee will discuss possible subject matter for new module development. The Subcommittee may take action to approve new module development. VII. Other Business—Subcommittee Chair The Subcommittee Chair will call for any other items Subcommittee members would like to discuss. VIII. Adjournment—Subcommittee Chair The Subcommittee Chair will adjourn the meeting. The agenda will be available no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, August 18, 2021 at: https://plan.ucr.gov. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Elizabeth Leaman, Chair, Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors, (617) 305–3783, eleaman@ board.ucr.gov. Alex B. Leath, Chief Legal Officer, Unified Carrier Registration Plan. [FR Doc. 2021–18185 Filed 8–19–21; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4910–YL–P PO 00000 Frm 00153 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act 5 U.S.C. App. 2, that a meeting of the Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee (the Committee) will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. EDT and adjourn at 3:30 p.m. EDT. The meeting is open to the public via Webex https://veteransaffairs.webex.com/ veteransaffairs/ j.php?MTID=m6736a5cdd10 c19acb461d7de4d05eec6 password: n4XHwEk9y$8 or by phone at call-in +14043971596, meeting code: 1990514106##. The Committee’s purpose is to provide advice and make recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on using genetic information to optimize medical care for Veterans and enhance the development of tests and treatments for diseases particularly relevant to Veterans. On September 29, 2021, the Committee will receive updated briefings on various VA research programs, including the Million Veteran Program (MVP), to ascertain the program’s progress in the areas of participant recruitment, data generation and storage, and data access. The Committee will also receive updates from ongoing MVP research, including a collaboration with the Department of Energy on suicide genetics, an update on precision oncology, and the VA Data Commons framework. Additionally, the Committee will discuss and explore potential recommendations for the next annual report. Public comments will be received at 3:00 p.m. EDT and are limited to 5 minutes each. Individuals who speak are invited to submit a 1–2 page summary of their comments for inclusion in the official meeting record to Jennifer Moser, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Research and Development (14RD), 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, or at Jennifer.Moser@va.gov. In the communication, writers must identify themselves and state the organization, association, or person(s) they represent. Any member of the public who wishes to attend the teleconference should RSVP to Jennifer Moser at 202–510– 4253 no later than close of business, September 23, 2021, at the phone number or email address noted above. E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 160 (Monday, August 23, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47201-47202]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-18097]


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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 
Application for Exemption From Social Security and Medicare Taxes and 
Waiver of Benefits

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 related to the application for exemption from 
Social Security and Medicare taxes and waiver of benefits.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before October 22, 
2021 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 R. Joseph Durbala, at Internal Revenue Service, 
Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or 
through the internet, at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Application for Exemption from Social Security and Medicare 
Taxes and Waiver of Benefits.
    OMB Number: 1545-0064.
    Regulation Project/Form Number: Form 4029.
    Abstract: Form 4029 is used by members of recognized religious 
groups to apply for exemption from social security and Medicare taxes 
under Internal Revenue Code sections 1402(g) and 3127. The information 
is used to approve or deny exemption from social security and Medicare 
taxes.
    Current Actions: There is no change to the burden previously 
approved.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 3,754.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 61 min.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,792.
    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:
     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,

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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: August 18, 2021.
Ronald J. Durbala,
IRS Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2021-18097 Filed 8-20-21; 8:45 am]
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