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Start Preamble June 21, 2001.

The Department of Treasury has submitted the following public information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling the Treasury Bureau Clearance Officer listed. Comments regarding this information collection should be addressed to the OMB reviewer listed and to the Treasury Department Clearance Officer, Department of the Treasury, Room 2110, 1425 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220.


Written comments should be received on or before July 30, 2001, to be assured of consideration. Start Printed Page 34522

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

OMB Number: 1545-1610.

Form Number: IRS Form 5500 and Schedules.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan.

Description: Form 5500 is an annual information return by employee benefit plans. The IRS uses this information to determine if the plan appears to be operating properly as required under the law or whether the plan should be audited.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, individuals or households, not-for-profit institutions, farms.

Estimated Number of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 998,682.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent/Recordkeeper:

Form/SchedulePension plansWelfare plans
Form 55001 hr., 44 min1 hr., 6 min1 hr., 38 min1 hr., 5 min.
Schedule A1 hr., 41 min53 min8 hr., 10 min2 hr., 11 min.
Schedule B6 hr., 38 min31 min
Schedule C1 hr., 17 min52 min
Schedule D10 hr., 0 min10 hr., 0 min
Schedule E3 hr., 18 min3 hr., 18 min
Schedule F45 min26 min.
Schedule G11 hr., 58 min6 hr., 28 min
Schedule H7 hr., 56 min3 hr., 22 min
Schedule I1 hr., 28 min1 hr., 28 min.
Schedule P13 min2 min
Schedule R1 hr., 0 min30 min
Schedule SSA6 hr., 10 min1 hr., 42 min
Schedule T4 hr., 40 min37 min

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Total Reporting./Recordkeeping Burden: 4,378,728 hours.

Clearance Officer: Garrick Shear, Internal Revenue Service, Room 5244, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224.

OMB Reviewer: Alexander T. Hunt, (202) 395-7860, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10202, New Executive Office Building Washington, DC 20503.

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Lois K. Holland,

Departmental Reports, Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 01-16210 Filed 6-27-01; 8:45 am]