[Federal Register: August 16, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 158)]
[Page 46109]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment 
Request; Filings for Reconsiderations

AGENCY: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

ACTION: Notice of request for OMB approval.


SUMMARY: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is requesting that 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve, under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act, 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 should be submitted by September 17, 2007.

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. Copies of the 
collection of information may also be obtained without charge by 
writing to the Disclosure Division of the Office of the General Counsel 
of PBGC at the above address or by visiting the Disclosure Division 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.) PBGC's regulation on Rules for 
Administrative Review of Agency Decisions may be accessed on PBGC's Web 
site at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.pbgc.gov.

Legislative and Regulatory Department, Pension Benefit Guaranty 
Corporation, 1200 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005-4026, 202-326-
4024. (For TTY/TDD users, call the Federal relay service toll-free at 
1-800-877-8339 and ask to be connected to 202-326-4024.)

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 reconsideration 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 
    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), Sec.  4003.1(b)(3) 
(determinations concerning voluntary terminations), or Sec.  
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.
    PBGC is requesting that OMB approve 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 940 appellants per year will 
respond to this collection of information. PBGC further estimates that 
the average annual burden of this collection of information is 0.35 
hours and $550 per person, with an average total annual burden of 329 
hours and $519,350.

    Issued in Washington, DC, this 10th day of August, 2007.
John H. Hanley,
Director, Legislative and Regulatory Department, Pension Benefit 
Guaranty Corporation.
 [FR Doc. E7-16101 Filed 8-15-07; 8:45 am]