Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change-Administrative Rulings in Accordance With the Paperwork Reduction Act, 42999-43000 [2013-17075]

Download as PDF TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 138 / Thursday, July 18, 2013 / Notices pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by October 16, 2013. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption. Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,600 filing fee. See 49 C.F.R. 1002.2(f)(25). All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment of rail service and salvage of the line, the line may be suitable for other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for interim trail use/ rail banking under 49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than August 7, 2013. Each trail use request must be accompanied by a $250 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(27). All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 55 (Sub-No. 727X) and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001; and (2) Melanie Yasbin, Law Offices of Louis E. Gitomer, LLC, 600 Baltimore Ave., Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204. Replies to the petition are due on or before August 7, 2013. Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0238 or refer to the full abandonment or discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement (EIS), if necessary) prepared by OEA will be served upon all parties of record and upon any agencies or other persons who commented during its preparation. Other interested persons may contact OEA to obtain a copy of the EA (or EIS). EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The deadline for submission of comments on the EA generally will be within 30 days of its service. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: July 12, 2013. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 Jul 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. White, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–17258 Filed 7–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35748] City of Pickens, S.C. and City of Easley, S.C.—Acquisition Exemption— Pickens Railway Company The City of Pickens, S.C., and the City of Easley, S.C. (collectively, the Cities or Petitioners), both noncarrier political subdivisions of the State of South Carolina, have filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from Pickens Railway Company (Pickens Railway) approximately 8.5 miles of railroad right-of-way between milepost 0.0, at or near Pickens, and milepost 8.5, at or near Easley.1 In a related prior transaction, Pickens Railway filed a verified notice of exemption in September 2012 to abandon the Line,2 and the Board issued a Notice of Interim Trail Use or Abandonment (NITU) under section 8(d) of the National Trails System Act, 16 U.S.C. 1247(d), and 49 CFR 1152.29 to permit the Cities to negotiate with Pickens Railway to acquire the Line for use as a trail (rail banking/interim trail use).3 On July 2, 2013, Petitioners filed, in the abandonment docket, a notice that a rail banking/interim trail use agreement had been reached with Pickens Railway.4 Here, Petitioners state that they have entered into an agreement with Pickens Railway in which Pickens Railway will convey its ownership interests in the rail line corridor, including the ‘‘residual common carrier status’’ (i.e., the legal right to reactivate common carrier service), to the Cities. This conveyance will exclude the track and most of the track material, which Pickens Railway will retain the right to 42999 salvage. Thus, Petitioners assert that, as a result of this acquisition transaction combined with the rail banking/interim trail use agreement in the abandonment docket, the Cities will hold all of the non-track rail assets that constitute the Line and will acquire ownership of and responsibility for the corridor as trail sponsor, including the common carrier reactivation right. The transaction is expected to be consummated on or after August 1, 2013 (30 days after the notice of exemption was filed). The Cities certify that the projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed $5 million or exceed those that would qualify either city, or both, as a Class III rail carrier. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions to stay must be filed no later than July 25, 2013 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35748, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy must be served on William A. Mullins, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: July 12, 2013. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. White, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–17262 Filed 7–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 1 The rail line between milepost 0.0 and milepost 8.5 will be referred to as the Line. The Cities are acquiring the Line’s right-of-way, but not its track or track material. 2 See Pickens Ry.—Aban. Exemption—in Pickens Cnty., S.C., AB 1097X (STB served Sept. 27, 2012). 3 See Pickens Ry.—Aban. Exemption—in Pickens Cnty., S.C., AB 1097X (STB served Oct. 26, 2012). By decision served on May 17, 2013, the NITU negotiating period was extended until October 21, 2013. A rail-banked line is subject to future reactivation of rail service. See 49 CFR 1152.29(a)(3), (c)(2), (d)(2). 4 See Notice of Interim Trail Use Agreement, Pickens Ry.—Aban. Exemption—in Pickens Cnty., S.C., AB 1097X (filed July 2, 2013). PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change—Administrative Rulings in Accordance With the Paperwork Reduction Act Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: The Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) Control Number 1506–0050 approval for, Financial SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1 TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 43000 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 138 / Thursday, July 18, 2013 / Notices Crimes Enforcement Network (‘‘FinCEN’’) Administrative Rulings, expires October 31, 2013. FinCEN is proposing to renew without change these procedural requirements. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’) of 1995, Public Law 104– 13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). DATES: Written comments are welcome and must be received on or before September 16, 2013. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Policy Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Department of the Treasury, P.O. Box 39, Vienna, Virginia 22183, Attention: PRA Comments—1506–0050. Comments also may be submitted by electronic mail to the following Internet address: regcomments@fincen.gov, again, with a caption in the body of the text, ‘‘Attention: PRA Comments—1506– 0050.’’ Inspection of Comments. Public comments received in response to a ‘‘Notice and Request for Comments’’ will be made available for review as soon as possible but no earlier than five business days after the close of the comment period. This delay is to insure submissions sent through the U.S. Postal Service are included in the posting. Comments received may be inspected, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., in the FinCEN reading room in Vienna, VA. Persons wishing to inspect the comments submitted must request an appointment with the Disclosure Officer by telephoning (703) 905–5034 (not a toll free call). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FinCEN Regulatory Helpline at (800) 949–2732, select option 6. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Administrative Rulings (31 CFR 1010.711–717). OMB Number: 1506–0050. Abstract: The statute generally referred to as the ‘‘Bank Secrecy Act,’’ Titles I and II of Public Law 91–508, as amended, codified at 12 U.S.C. 1829b, 12 U.S.C. 1951–1959, and 31 U.S.C. 5311–5332, authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury (Secretary), inter alia, to require financial institutions to keep records and file reports that are determined to have a high degree of usefulness in criminal, tax, and regulatory investigations or proceedings, or in the conduct of intelligence or counter-intelligence activities, to protect against international terrorism, and to implement counter-money laundering programs and compliance procedures.1 1 Language expanding the scope of the Bank Secrecy Act to intelligence or counter-intelligence VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 Jul 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 Regulations implementing Title II of the Bank Secrecy Act (‘‘BSA’’) appear at 31 CFR Chapter X. The authority of the Secretary to administer the BSA has been delegated to the Director of FinCEN. Current action: This is a renewal without change of a currently approved PRA burden. Summary of proposed action: FinCEN proposes renewing the PRA burden currently included in OMB Control Number 1506–0050. The sections under this control number address: (a) How to submit a ruling request (1010.711), (b) how non-conforming requests are handled (1010.712), (c) how oral communications are treated (1010.713), (d) how rulings are issued (1010.715), (e) how rulings are modified or rescinded (1010.716), and (f) how information in connection with a ruling may be disclosed (1010.717). Effective September 2009, all administrative rulings with precedential value are published on the FinCEN Web site and may be reviewed at http://www.fincen. gov/statutes_regs/rulings/. Burden: The estimated number of responses (request for a ruling) is 40 annually, with a burden of one hour per submission, for a total annual burden of 40 hours. Type of Review: Renewal of currently approved PRA burden. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and non-profit institutions. Frequency: N/A. 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. Records required to be retained pursuant to the BSA must be retained for five years. 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 quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including activities to protect against international terrorism was added by Section 358 of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT) Act of 2001, Public Law 107–56. PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Dated: July 10, 2013. Jennifer Shasky Calvery, Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. [FR Doc. 2013–17075 Filed 7–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–02–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Proposed Renewal Without Change; Comment Request; Imposition of Special Measure Against Commercial Bank of Syria, Including its Subsidiary Syrian Lebanese Commercial Bank, as a Financial Institution of Primary Money Laundering Concern Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite comment on a proposed renewal, without change, to information collection requirements found in existing regulations imposing a special measure against the Commercial Bank of Syria, including its subsidiary Syrian Lebanese Commercial Bank, as a financial institution of primary money laundering concern. This request for comments is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (‘‘PRA’’), Public Law 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). DATES: Written comments are welcome and must be received on or before September 16, 2013. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, P.O. Box 39, Vienna, VA 22183, Attention: Comment Request; Imposition of Special Measure against Commercial Bank of Syria. Comments also may be submitted by electronic mail to the following Internet address: regcomments@fincen.gov, again with a caption, in the body of the text, ‘‘Attention: Comment Request; Imposition of Special Measure against Commercial Bank of Syria.’’ Inspection of comments: Comments may be inspected, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., in the FinCEN reading room in Vienna, VA. Persons wishing to inspect the comments submitted must request an appointment with the Disclosure SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 138 (Thursday, July 18, 2013)]
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[Pages 42999-43000]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network


Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Comment Request; Renewal 
Without Change--Administrative Rulings in Accordance With the Paperwork 
Reduction Act

AGENCY: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Department of the 
Treasury.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') Control Number 
1506-0050 approval for, Financial

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Crimes Enforcement Network (``FinCEN'') Administrative Rulings, expires 
October 31, 2013. FinCEN is proposing to renew without change these 
procedural requirements. This request for comment is being made 
pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') of 1995, Public Law 
104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).

DATES: Written comments are welcome and must be received on or before 
September 16, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Policy Division, 
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Department of the Treasury, P.O. 
Box 39, Vienna, Virginia 22183, Attention: PRA Comments--1506-0050. 
Comments also may be submitted by electronic mail to the following 
Internet address: regcomments@fincen.gov, again, with a caption in the 
body of the text, ``Attention: PRA Comments--1506-0050.''
    Inspection of Comments. Public comments received in response to a 
``Notice and Request for Comments'' will be made available for review 
as soon as possible but no earlier than five business days after the 
close of the comment period. This delay is to insure submissions sent 
through the U.S. Postal Service are included in the posting. Comments 
received may be inspected, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., in the FinCEN 
reading room in Vienna, VA. Persons wishing to inspect the comments 
submitted must request an appointment with the Disclosure Officer by 
telephoning (703) 905-5034 (not a toll free call).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FinCEN Regulatory Helpline at 
(800) 949-2732, select option 6.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Administrative Rulings (31 CFR 1010.711-717).
    OMB Number: 1506-0050.
    Abstract: The statute generally referred to as the ``Bank Secrecy 
Act,'' Titles I and II of Public Law 91-508, as amended, codified at 12 
U.S.C. 1829b, 12 U.S.C. 1951-1959, and 31 U.S.C. 5311-5332, authorizes 
the Secretary of the Treasury (Secretary), inter alia, to require 
financial institutions to keep records and file reports that are 
determined to have a high degree of usefulness in criminal, tax, and 
regulatory investigations or proceedings, or in the conduct of 
intelligence or counter-intelligence activities, to protect against 
international terrorism, and to implement counter-money laundering 
programs and compliance procedures.\1\ Regulations implementing Title 
II of the Bank Secrecy Act (``BSA'') appear at 31 CFR Chapter X. The 
authority of the Secretary to administer the BSA has been delegated to 
the Director of FinCEN.
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    \1\ Language expanding the scope of the Bank Secrecy Act to 
intelligence or counter-intelligence activities to protect against 
international terrorism was added by Section 358 of the Uniting and 
Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to 
Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT) Act of 2001, Public 
Law 107-56.
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    Current action: This is a renewal without change of a currently 
approved PRA burden.
    Summary of proposed action: FinCEN proposes renewing the PRA burden 
currently included in OMB Control Number 1506-0050. The sections under 
this control number address: (a) How to submit a ruling request 
(1010.711), (b) how non-conforming requests are handled (1010.712), (c) 
how oral communications are treated (1010.713), (d) how rulings are 
issued (1010.715), (e) how rulings are modified or rescinded 
(1010.716), and (f) how information in connection with a ruling may be 
disclosed (1010.717). Effective September 2009, all administrative 
rulings with precedential value are published on the FinCEN Web site 
and may be reviewed at http://www.fincen.gov/statutes_regs/rulings/.
    Burden: The estimated number of responses (request for a ruling) is 
40 annually, with a burden of one hour per submission, for a total 
annual burden of 40 hours.
    Type of Review: Renewal of currently approved PRA burden.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and non-profit 
institutions.
    Frequency: N/A.
    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. Records required to be 
retained pursuant to the BSA must be retained for five years.
    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 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.

    Dated: July 10, 2013.
Jennifer Shasky Calvery,
Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
[FR Doc. 2013-17075 Filed 7-17-13; 8:45 am]
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