Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Fair Credit Reporting-Affiliate Marketing, 69935-69936 [2013-27873]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 225 / Thursday, November 21, 2013 / Notices Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2. Estimated Annual Burden: 476 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Comments: The OCC issued a notice for 60 days of comment concerning the collection. 78 FR 56770 (September 13, 2013). No comments were received. Comments continue to be invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the OCC, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the OCC’s estimate of the information collection burden; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) Estimates of the capital or start-up costs and the costs associated with the operation, maintenance, and acquisition of services necessary to provide the required information. Dated: November 15, 2013. Stuart E. Feldstein, Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division. [FR Doc. 2013–27872 Filed 11–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Fair Credit Reporting—Affiliate Marketing Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCIES: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the renewal of an information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning the renewal of an tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:17 Nov 20, 2013 Jkt 232001 information collection titled ‘‘Affiliate Marketing.’’ The OCC is also giving notice that it has submitted a request for renewal of its information collection titled, ‘‘Fair Credit Reporting—Affiliate Marketing’’ to OMB for review. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 23, 2013. ADDRESSES: Because paper mail in the Washington, DC area and at the OCC is subject to delay, commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email if possible. Comments may be sent to: Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Attention: 1557–0230, 400 7th Street SW., Suite 3E–218, Mail Stop 9W–11, Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (571) 465–4326 or by electronic mail to regs.comments@ occ.treas.gov. You may personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 649–6700. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and to submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments. All comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. Do not enclose any information in your comment or supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure. Additionally, please send a copy of your comments by mail to: OCC Desk Officer, 1557–230, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., #10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by email to: oira submission@ omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may request additional information by contacting: Johnny Vilela or Mary H. Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officers, (202) 649–5490, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC is seeking renewal, without change, of the following information collection: Title: Fair Credit Reporting—Affiliate Marketing. OMB Control No.: 1557–0230. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Burden Estimates: Estimated Number of Respondents: 166,444. Total Annual Burden: 17,189 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69935 Frequency of Response: On occasion. Description: Section 214 of the FACT Act,1 which added section 624 to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA),2 generally prohibits a person from using certain information received from an affiliate to make a solicitation for marketing purposes to the consumer, unless the consumer is given notice and an opportunity and simple method to opt out of making such solicitations. Section 214 also requires the Agencies,3 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), in consultation and coordination with each other, to issue regulations implementing section 214 that, to the extent possible, are consistent and comparable. Administration of these regulations, which were codified by the OCC at 12 CFR 41.20–41.28 and that have not changed since they were last cleared by OMB under the PRA, has been transferred to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) and are now found at 12 CFR 1022.20–1022.27. Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act,4 (Dodd-Frank Act) transferred the regulations and the CFPB republished them (76 FR 79308 (December 21, 2011)). The burden estimates have been revised to remove the burden attributable to OCC-regulated institutions with over $10 billion in total assets, now carried by CFPB pursuant to section 1025 of the DoddFrank Act. The OCC retains enforcement authority and carries burden for those institutions under its supervision with total assets of $10 billion or less. Financial institutions use the required notices to inform consumers about their rights under section 214 of the FACT Act. Consumers use the notices to decide if they want to receive solicitations for marketing purposes or opt out. Financial institutions use the consumers’ opt out responses to determine the permissibility of making a solicitation for marketing purposes to consumers. If a person receives certain consumer eligibility information from an affiliate, the person may not use that information to make solicitations to the consumer about its products or services, unless the consumer is given notice and a simple method to opt out of such use of the 1 Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, Public Law 108–159, 117 Stat. 1952 (December 4, 2003). 2 15 U.S.C. 1681 et seq. 3 OCC, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. 4 Public Law 111–203, 124 Stat. 1955, July 21, 2010. E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 69936 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 225 / Thursday, November 21, 2013 / Notices information, and the consumer does not opt out. Exceptions include, a person using eligibility information: (1) To make solicitations to a consumer with whom the person has a pre-existing business relationship; (2) to perform services for another affiliate subject to certain conditions; (3) in response to a communication initiated by the consumer; or (4) to make a solicitation that has been authorized or requested by the consumer. A consumer’s affiliate marketing opt-out election must be effective for a period of at least five years. Upon expiration of the opt-out period, the consumer must be given a renewal notice and an opportunity to renew the opt-out before information received from an affiliate may be used to make solicitations to the consumer. Comments: The OCC issued a notice in the Federal Register for 60 days of comment on September 13, 2013 (78 FR 56771). No comments were received. Comments continue to be invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the OCC, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the OCC’s estimate of the information collection burden; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection 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: November 15, 2013. Stuart E. Feldstein, Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division. [FR Doc. 2013–27873 Filed 11–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8963 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:17 Nov 20, 2013 Jkt 232001 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 Form 8963, Report of Health Insurance Provider Information. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 21, 2014 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 form and instructions should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, (202) 622–3634, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Report of Health Insurance Provider Information. OMB Number: 1545–2249. Form Number: Form 8963. Abstract: This is a new form established under Section 9010 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Public Law 111–148 (124 Stat. 119 (2010)), as amended by section 10905 of PPACA, and as further amended by section 1406 of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111–152 (124 Stat. 1029 (2010)), which requires any covered entity engaged in the business of providing health insurance related to United States health risks to annually report its net premiums written. Current Actions: This is a new form. This form is being submitted for OMB approval. Type of Review: New Form. Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit organizations and Not-forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,400. Estimated Time per Respondent: 7 hours 25 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,808. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Pursuant to ACA section 9010, as amended, the information on this form is not subject to section 6103. All information on this form is subject to public disclosure. 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. Approved: November 14, 2013. Yvette Lawrence, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–27893 Filed 11–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8955–SSA Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 Form 8955–SSA, Annual Registration Statement Identifying Separated Participants With Deferred Vested Benefits. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 225 (Thursday, November 21, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69935-69936]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-27873]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection 
Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Fair Credit Reporting--Affiliate 
Marketing

AGENCIES: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork 
and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal 
agencies to comment on the renewal of an information collection, as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
    In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, an agency may not 
conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an 
information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
    The OCC is soliciting comment concerning the renewal of an 
information collection titled ``Affiliate Marketing.'' The OCC is also 
giving notice that it has submitted a request for renewal of its 
information collection titled, ``Fair Credit Reporting--Affiliate 
Marketing'' to OMB for review.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 23, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Because paper mail in the Washington, DC area and at the OCC 
is subject to delay, commenters are encouraged to submit comments by 
email if possible. Comments may be sent to: Legislative and Regulatory 
Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 
Attention: 1557-0230, 400 7th Street SW., Suite 3E-218, Mail Stop 9W-
11, Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to 
(571) 465-4326 or by electronic mail to regs.comments@occ.treas.gov. 
You may personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC, 400 7th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. For security reasons, the OCC 
requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may 
do so by calling (202) 649-6700. Upon arrival, visitors will be 
required to present valid government-issued photo identification and to 
submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy 
comments.
    All comments received, including attachments and other supporting 
materials, are part of the public record and subject to public 
disclosure. Do not enclose any information in your comment or 
supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate 
for public disclosure.
    Additionally, please send a copy of your comments by mail to: OCC 
Desk Officer, 1557-230, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th 
Street NW., 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by email to: oira 
submission@omb.eop.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may request additional information 
by contacting: Johnny Vilela or Mary H. Gottlieb, OCC Clearance 
Officers, (202) 649-5490, Legislative and Regulatory Activities 
Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20219.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC is seeking renewal, without change, 
of the following information collection:
    Title: Fair Credit Reporting--Affiliate Marketing.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0230.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Burden Estimates:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 166,444.
    Total Annual Burden: 17,189 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Description: Section 214 of the FACT Act,\1\ which added section 
624 to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA),\2\ generally prohibits a 
person from using certain information received from an affiliate to 
make a solicitation for marketing purposes to the consumer, unless the 
consumer is given notice and an opportunity and simple method to opt 
out of making such solicitations. Section 214 also requires the 
Agencies,\3\ the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the 
Federal Trade Commission (FTC), in consultation and coordination with 
each other, to issue regulations implementing section 214 that, to the 
extent possible, are consistent and comparable.
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    \1\ Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, Public 
Law 108-159, 117 Stat. 1952 (December 4, 2003).
    \2\ 15 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.
    \3\ OCC, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and 
the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
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    Administration of these regulations, which were codified by the OCC 
at 12 CFR 41.20-41.28 and that have not changed since they were last 
cleared by OMB under the PRA, has been transferred to the Bureau of 
Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) and are now found at 12 CFR 
1022.20-1022.27. Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and 
Consumer Protection Act,\4\ (Dodd-Frank Act) transferred the 
regulations and the CFPB republished them (76 FR 79308 (December 21, 
2011)). The burden estimates have been revised to remove the burden 
attributable to OCC-regulated institutions with over $10 billion in 
total assets, now carried by CFPB pursuant to section 1025 of the Dodd-
Frank Act. The OCC retains enforcement authority and carries burden for 
those institutions under its supervision with total assets of $10 
billion or less.
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    \4\ Public Law 111-203, 124 Stat. 1955, July 21, 2010.
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    Financial institutions use the required notices to inform consumers 
about their rights under section 214 of the FACT Act. Consumers use the 
notices to decide if they want to receive solicitations for marketing 
purposes or opt out. Financial institutions use the consumers' opt out 
responses to determine the permissibility of making a solicitation for 
marketing purposes to consumers.
    If a person receives certain consumer eligibility information from 
an affiliate, the person may not use that information to make 
solicitations to the consumer about its products or services, unless 
the consumer is given notice and a simple method to opt out of such use 
of the

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information, and the consumer does not opt out. Exceptions include, a 
person using eligibility information: (1) To make solicitations to a 
consumer with whom the person has a pre-existing business relationship; 
(2) to perform services for another affiliate subject to certain 
conditions; (3) in response to a communication initiated by the 
consumer; or (4) to make a solicitation that has been authorized or 
requested by the consumer. A consumer's affiliate marketing opt-out 
election must be effective for a period of at least five years. Upon 
expiration of the opt-out period, the consumer must be given a renewal 
notice and an opportunity to renew the opt-out before information 
received from an affiliate may be used to make solicitations to the 
consumer.
    Comments: The OCC issued a notice in the Federal Register for 60 
days of comment on September 13, 2013 (78 FR 56771). No comments were 
received. Comments continue to be invited on:
    (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the OCC, including whether the 
information has practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the OCC's estimate of the information 
collection burden;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection 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: November 15, 2013.
Stuart E. Feldstein,
Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-27873 Filed 11-20-13; 8:45 am]
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