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Agency Tracking No:
Registration for EFAST-2 Credentials
Type of Information Collection:
Revision of a currently approved collection
Common Form ICR:
Type of Review Request:
Approval Requested By:
OIRA Conclusion Action:
Approved without change
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Terms of Clearance:
Approved for a period of six months during which time EBSA shall publish a notice in the Federal Register for 60 days to renew the collection of information.
Inventory as of this Action
6 Months From Approved
Time Burden (Hours)
Cost Burden (Dollars)
Form 5500 filings are processed under the ERISA Filing Acceptance System 2 (EFAST-2), which is designed to simplify and expedite the receipt and processing of the Form 5500 by relying on computer-scannable, Internet-based forms and electronic filing technologies.
The Department needs to revise its Application for EFAST-1 Electronic Signature and Codes for EFAST Transmitters and Software Developers to reflect the current web-based registration process for credentials under the EFAST-2 electronic processing system. The Department would be unable to revise the information collection in a timely manner if the usual PRA procedures were followed. The information required to be submitted as part of the registration process for EFAST-2 is substantially similar to the information that was required to complete the Application for EFAST-1 Electronic Signature and Codes for EFAST Transmitters and Software Developers. Identifying information is required to be submitted and the registrant is also must identify its user type.
US Code: 29 USC 1106 Name of Law: Employee Income Retirement Secuity Act of 1974 (ERISA)
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Associated Rulemaking Information
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Federal Register Citation:
Not associated with rulemaking
Federal Register Notices & Comments
Did the Agency receive public comments on this ICR?
Number of Information Collection (IC) in this ICR:
Registration for EFAST-2 Credentials
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ICR Summary of Burden
Change Due to New Statute
Change Due to Agency Discretion
Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate
Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses
Annual Time Burden (Hours)
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars)
Burden increases because of Program Change due to Agency Discretion:
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Burden decreases because of Program Change due to Agency Discretion:
Burden Reduction Due to:
The increase in the number of responses is due to the fact that all plans most file Form 5500 electronically, which means they have to use the EFAST-2 registration process. This increase led to in increase in estimated total hour burden to comply with the information collection, although the burden to obtain EFAST-2 credentials is estimated to be the same as it was to apply for EFAST-1 credentials. The annual cost burden is eliminated, because the registration is now done exclusively by electronic means; EFAST-1 applications could be mailed, which resulted in material and postage costs.
Annual Cost to Federal Government:
Does this IC contain surveys, censuses, or employ statistical methods?
Is the Supporting Statement intended to be a Privacy Impact Assessment required by the E-Government Act of 2002?
Is this ICR related to the Affordable Care Act [PPACA, P.L. 111-148 & 111-152]?
Is this ICR related to the Dodd-Frank Act [Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, P.L. 111-203]?
Is this ICR related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)?
Chris Cosby 202 693-8540
Common Form ICR:
On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
(a) It is necessary for the proper performance of agency functions;
(b) It avoids unnecessary duplication;
(c) It reduces burden on small entities;
(d) It uses plain, coherent, and unambiguous language that is understandable to respondents;
(e) Its implementation will be consistent and compatible with current reporting and recordkeeping practices;
(f) It indicates the retention periods for recordkeeping requirements;
(g) It informs respondents of the information called for under 5 CFR 1320.8 (b)(3) about:
(i) Why the information is being collected;
(ii) Use of information;
(iii) Burden estimate;
(iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
(v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
(vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
(h) It was developed by an office that has planned and allocated resources for the efficient and effective management and use of the information to be collected.
(i) It uses effective and efficient statistical survey methodology (if applicable); and
(j) It makes appropriate use of information technology.
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.