2019-15016. Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Filings for Reconsideration  

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    AGENCY:

    Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

    ACTION:

    Notice of request for extension of OMB approval.

    SUMMARY:

    The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”) is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) extend approval, under the Paperwork Reduction Act, of a collection of information under its regulation on Rules for Administrative Review of Agency Decisions. This notice informs the public of PBGC's request and solicits public comment on the collection of information.

    DATES:

    Comments must be submitted by August 15, 2019.

    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-and-regulations/​information-collections-under-omb-review. 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.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Karen Levin (levin.karen@pbgc.gov), Attorney, Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of the General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005-4026, 202-326-4400, ext. 3559. TTY users may call the Federal Relay Service toll-free at 800-877-8339 and ask to be connected to 202-326-4400, ext. 3559.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    PBGC's regulation on Rules for Administrative Review of Agency Decisions (29 CFR part 4003) prescribes rules governing the issuance of initial determinations by PBGC and the procedures for requesting and obtaining administrative review of initial determinations. Certain types of initial determinations are subject to reconsideration, which are covered in subpart C of the regulation. Subpart C prescribes rules on who may request reconsideration, when to make a reconsideration request, where to submit the request, the form and content of reconsideration requests, and other matters relating to reconsideration requests.

    Any person aggrieved by an initial determination of PBGC under § 4003.1(b)(1) (determinations that a plan is covered by section 4021 of ERISA), § 4003.1(b)(2) (determinations concerning premiums, interest, and late payment penalties under section 4007 of ERISA), § 4003.1(b)(3) (determinations concerning voluntary terminations), § 4003.1(b)(4) (determinations concerning allocation of assets under section 4044 of ERISA), or § 4003.1(b)(5) (determinations with respect to penalties under section 4071 of ERISA) may request reconsideration of the initial determination. Most requests for reconsideration have been filed by plan administrators under § 4003.1(b)(2) for waiver of premium penalties and interest and late payment penalties under section 4007 of ERISA.

    Requests for reconsideration must be in writing, be clearly designated as requests for reconsideration, contain a statement of the grounds for reconsideration and the relief sought, and contain or reference all pertinent information. Requests for reconsideration may be filed by hand, mail, commercial delivery service, or electronically.

    The existing collection of information was approved under OMB control number 1212-0063 (expires September 30, 2019). On April 29, 2019, PBGC published in the Federal Register (at 84 FR 18094) a notice informing the public of its intent to request an extension of this collection of information. No comments were received. PBGC is requesting that OMB extend approval of this collection of information for three years without change. 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 an average of 184 persons per year will respond to this collection of information. PBGC further estimates that the average annual burden of this collection of information is about one-half hour and $652 per person, with an average total annual burden of approximately 100 hours and about $120,000.

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    Issued in Washington, DC.

    Stephanie Cibinic,

    Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

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    [FR Doc. 2019-15016 Filed 7-15-19; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 7709-02-P

Document Information

Published:
07/16/2019
Department:
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
Notice of request for extension of OMB approval.
Document Number:
2019-15016
Dates:
Comments must be submitted by August 15, 2019.
Pages:
33995-33995 (1 pages)
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2019-15016.pdf