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Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Reconsideration of Initial Determinations

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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 (OMB control number 1212-0063, expires July 31, 2013). This notice informs the public of PBGC's request and solicits public comment on the collection of information.

DATES:

Comments should be submitted by July 19, 2013.

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_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-6974. A copy of PBGC's request may be obtained without charge by writing to the Disclosure Division of the Office of the General Counsel at the above address or by visiting that office or calling 202-326-4040 during normal business hours. (TTY and TDD users may call the Federal relay service toll free at 1-800-877-8339 and ask to be connected to 202-326-4040.) The request is also available at http://www.reginfo.gov. PBGC's regulation on Rules for Administrative Review of Agency Decisions may be accessed on PBGC's Web site at www.pbgc.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Donald F. McCabe, Attorney, Regulatory Affairs Group, Office of the General Start Printed Page 36795Counsel, or Catherine B. Klion, Assistant General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005-4026, 202-326-4024. (For TTY and TDD, call 800-877-8339 and request connection to 202-326-4024.)

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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 through reconsideration or appeal. Subpart A of the regulation specifies which initial determinations are subject to reconsideration. Subpart C prescribes rules on who may request reconsideration, when to make such a request, where to submit it, form and content of reconsideration requests, and other matters relating to reconsiderations.

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), or § 4003.1(b)(4) (determinations concerning allocation of assets under section 4044 of ERISA) may request reconsideration of the initial determination. 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. OMB has approved the administrative appeals collection of information under control number 1212-0063 through July 31, 2013. PBGC is requesting that OMB extend its approval of this collection of information for three years. 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 700 filers per year will respond to this collection of information. PBGC further estimates that the annual burden of this collection of information per filer is about one-half hour and about $500, with an average total annual burden of about 240 hours and about $380,000.

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Issued in Washington, DC, this 19th day of June 2013.

Judith R. Starr,

General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

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[FR Doc. 2013-14522 Filed 6-18-13; 8:45 am]

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