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Proposed Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Annual Reporting (Form 5500 Series)

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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.


Notice of request for extension of OMB approval without change.


The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend approval without change, under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, of its collection of information for Annual Reporting (OMB control number 1212-0057, expires July 31, 2017). This notice informs the public of PBGC's request and solicits public comment on the collection of information.


Comments must be submitted by August 18, 2017.


Comments should be sent to the Office of Informatioon and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, via electronic mail at or by fax to (202) 395-6974. A copy of the request will be posted at​prac/​pg/​other/​guidance/​paperwork-notices. It may also be obtained without charge by writing to the Disclosure Division of the Office of the General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005, 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.

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Jo Amato Burns (, Regulatory Affairs Group, Office of the General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005, 202-326-4400, extension 3072, or Deborah Chase Murphy (, Assistant General Counsel, same address and phone number, extension 3451. TTY and TDD users may call the Federal relay service toll-free at 800-877-8339 Start Printed Page 33166and ask to be connected to 202-326-4400, extension 3072 or extension 3451.

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The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) contains three separate sets of provisions—in Title I (Labor provisions), Title II (Internal Revenue Code provisions), and Title IV (PBGC provisions)—requiring administrators of employee pension and welfare benefit plans (collectively referred to as employee benefit plans) to file returns or reports annually with the federal government.

PBGC, the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) work together to produce the Form 5500 Annual Return/Report for Employee Benefit Plan and Form 5500-SF Short Form Annual Return/Report for Small Employee Benefit Plan (Form 5500 Series), through which the regulated public can satisfy the combined reporting/filing requirements applicable to employee benefit plans.

The collection of information has been approved by OMB under control number 1212-0057 through July 31, 2017. PBGC is requesting that OMB extend its approval for another 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.

On May 1, 2017 (82 FR 20396), PBGC published a notice informing the public that it intended to request OMB approval and soliciting public comment. Only one comment was received and it supported the information collection.

Estimates are that PBGC will receive approximately 23,700 filings per year under this collection of information. PBGC further estimates that the total annual burden of this collection of information will be 1,200 hours and $1,655,000.

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Issued in Washington, DC.

Deborah Chase Murphy,

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

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[FR Doc. 2017-15111 Filed 7-18-17; 8:45 am]