[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 79 (Wednesday, April 24, 2013)]
[Pages 24311-24312]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09586]



Internal Revenue Service

Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing 
effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general 
public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment 
on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13(44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning, 
Election Out of Subchapter K for Producers of Natural Gas.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before June 24, 2013 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, Internal 
Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20224.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the regulations should be directed to Martha R. Brinson at 
Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20224, or at (202)622-3869, or through the Internet at 

    Title: Election Out of Subchapter K for Producers of Natural Gas.
    OMB Number: 1545-1338.
    Regulation Project Number: T.D. 8578
    Abstract: This regulation contains certain requirements that must 
be met by co-producers of natural gas subject to a joint operating 
agreement in order to elect out of subchapter K of chapter 1 of the 
Internal Revenue Code. Under regulation section 1.761-2(d)(5)(i), gas 
producers subject to gas balancing agreements must file Form 3115 and 
certain additional information to obtain the Commissioner's consent to 
a change in method of accounting to either of the two permissible 
accounting methods described in the regulations.
    Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, and business or other 
for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5.
    The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of 
information covered by this notice:
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of 
information displays a valid OMB control number.
    Books or records relating to a collection of information must be 
retained as long as their contents may become material in the 
administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and 
tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103.
    Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice 
will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All 
comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited 
on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) 
ways to enhance the

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quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) 
ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates 
of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and 
purchase of services to provide information.

    Approved: April 5, 2013.
Yvette Lawrence,
IRS Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-09586 Filed 4-23-13; 8:45 am]