Renewal Without Change to the Bank Secrecy Act Designation of Exempt Person Report; Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 15204-15205 [2014-05965]

Download as PDF 15204 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 52 / Tuesday, March 18, 2014 / Notices Regional Airport, at the following address: Asheville Regional Airport, 61 Terminal Drive, Suite 1, Fletcher, NC 28732. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rusty Nealis, Program Manager, Atlanta Airports District Office, 1701 Columbia Ave., Campus Building, Suite 2–260, Atlanta, GA 30337–2747, (404) 305– 7142. The application may be reviewed in person at this same location. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA is reviewing a request by the City of Asheville and Buncombe County to release approximately 50 acres of airport property at the Asheville Regional Airport. This property was originally acquired with FAA assistance in 1958. This property is currently being used by the State of North Carolina for the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center and is compatible with airport operations. Any person may inspect the request in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In addition, any person may, upon request, inspect the request, notice and other documents germane to the request in person at the Asheville Regional Airport. Issued in Atlanta, Georgia on March 10, 2014. Larry F. Clark, Manager, Atlanta Airports District Office, Southern Region. [FR Doc. 2014–05898 Filed 3–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement; Hawaii, HI Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Revised Notice of Intent. AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this revised notice of intent (NOI) to inform the public that an environmental impact statement (EIS) will be prepared for a proposed highway project in Hawaii County, Hawaii. This notice revises the NOI that was published in the Federal Register on July 13, 1999. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ricardo Suarez, Division Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Central Federal Lands Highway Division. Contact Information: 12300 West Dakota Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228. Telephone: (720) 963–3448. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, Central Federal Lands Highway emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Mar 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 Division (CFLHD), and the Hawaii Department of Transportation will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for a surface transportation project in the South Kohala and North Kona Districts, of the island of Hawaii. The project intends to address the linkage between the Queen Kaahumanu Highway (State Highway 19) and the Mamalahoa Highway (State Highway 190) in the vicinity of the newly realigned Daniel K. Inouye Highway (formerly Saddle Road [State Highway 200]). This proposed link would constitute the final piece to complete one of the three highway arterials that connect the east and west regions on the island of Hawaii. This proposed link has been identified in the Hawaii Long-Range Plan for the purpose of adding inter-regional capacity. This notice updates a notice for the project originally published in the July 13, 1999, Federal Register. An EIS was not issued pursuant to the prior notice because changed circumstances may affect potential project alternatives. The purpose of the project is to further develop this inter-regional capacity and connectivity link by considering various alternatives and their impacts, including the no-build scenario, through the environmental impact statement process. Secondary and supporting purposes to this primary goal are to: (1) Improve the efficiency and operational level of traffic movement between East Hawaii and West Hawaii in general; and (2) support the unique modal needs along this corridor, such as commercial and military transportation uses. A notice describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will be sent to appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies, and to private organizations and individuals who have expressed an interest in the project. A public hearing will be held after publication of the Draft EIS. A public notice will be placed in a daily newspaper to announce the date, time and place of the meeting and the availability of the Draft EIS for public and agency review and copying. To ensure that the full range of issues relating to the proposed action are identified and addressed, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions concerning the proposed action should be directed to the FHWA at the address provided above. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Issued on: March 11, 2014. Ricardo Suarez, Division Engineer, FHWA–CFLHD. [FR Doc. 2014–05899 Filed 3–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Renewal Without Change to the Bank Secrecy Act Designation of Exempt Person Report; Proposed Collection; Comment Request Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (‘‘FinCEN’’), U.S. Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: FinCEN, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (‘‘Treasury’’), invites all interested parties to comment on its proposed renewal without change to the collection of information through its ‘‘Designation of Exempt Person’’ (‘‘DoEP’’) report used by banks and other depository institutions to designate eligible customers as exempt from the requirement to report transactions in currency over $10,000. This request for comments 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 May 19, 2014. 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—BSA-DoEP Renewal. DoEP comments also may be submitted by electronic mail to the following Internet address: regcomments@ fincen.treas.gov, again with a caption, in the body of the text, ‘‘Attention: BSADoEP Renewal.’’ 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 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 8. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 52 / Tuesday, March 18, 2014 / Notices Title: BSA Designation of Exempt Persons (DoEP) Report by Depository Financial Institutions, (See 31 CFR 1020.315(a)-(i)). Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) Control Number: 1506–0012. Form Number: FinCEN Form 110. 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, among other things, 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 matters, or in the conduct of intelligence or counter-intelligence activities to protect against international terrorism, and to implement countermoney laundering programs and compliance procedures.1 Regulations implementing Title II of the Bank Secrecy Act appear at 31 CFR Chapter X. The authority of the Secretary to administer the Bank Secrecy Act has been delegated to the Director of FinCEN. The Secretary of the Treasury was granted authority in 1992, with the enactment of 31 U.S.C. 5313, to permit financial institutions to exempt certain persons from the requirement to file currency transaction reports. The information collected on the DoEP is required to be provided pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 5313, as implemented by FinCEN regulations found at 31 CFR 1020.315(a)-(i). The information collected under this requirement is made available to appropriate agencies and organizations as disclosed in FinCEN’s Privacy Act System of Records Notice relating to BSA Reports.2 Current Action: A renewal without change to the current DOEP, FinCEN Form 110. The report is accessible on the FinCEN Web site at: http:// www.fincen.gov/forms/bsa_forms/ Type of Review: Renewal without change of a currently approved collection. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 Act of 2001, P.L. 107–56. 2 Treasury Department bureaus such as FinCEN renew their System of Records Notices every three years unless there is cause to amend them more frequently. FinCEN’s System of Records Notice for the BSA Report System was most recently published at 77 FR 60014, October 1, 2012. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Mar 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit financial institutions. Frequency: As required. Estimated Reporting Burden: Average of 60 minutes per report and 15 minutes recordkeeping per filing. (The reporting burden of the regulations 31 CFR 1020.315(a)–(i) is reflected in the burden for the report.) Estimated Recordkeeping and Reporting Burden for 31 CFR 1020.315(a)-(i): 75 minutes. Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,520.3 Estimated Total Annual Responses: 25,160.4 Estimated Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: 31,450 hours. 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 under the Bank Secrecy Act 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: March 12, 2014. Frederick Reynolds, Deputy Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. [FR Doc. 2014–05965 Filed 3–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–02–P 3 As of January 31, 2014, there are 6,900 banks, and savings and loans, and 6,620 credit unions. 4 Number of responses is based on actual 2013 filings as reported to the FinCEN System of Record. PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15205 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Renewal of Currently Approved Information Collection: Comment Request for Customer Satisfaction and Opinion Surveys and Focus Group Interviews United States Mint. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The United States Mint invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on currently approved information collection 1525– 0012, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). The United States Mint, a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments on the United States Mint customer satisfaction and opinion surveys and focus group interviews. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 19, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvonne Pollard; Compliance Branch; United States Mint; 801 9th Street NW., 6th Floor; Washington, DC 20220; (202) 354–6784 (this is not a toll-free number); YPollard@usmint.treas.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection package should be directed to Yvonne Pollard; Compliance Branch; United States Mint; 801 9th Street NW., 6th Floor; Washington, DC 20220; (202) 354–6784 (this is not a toll-free number); YPollard@usmint.treas.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: United States Mint Customer Satisfaction and Opinion Surveys and Focus Group Interviews OMB Number: 1525–0012 Abstract: The proposed customer satisfaction and opinion surveys or focus group interviews will allow the United States Mint to assess the acceptance of potential demand for, and barriers to, acceptance/increased demand for current and future United States Mint products, and the needs and desires of customers for more efficient, economical services. Current Actions: The United States Mint conducts customer satisfaction surveys, focus groups, and interviews to measure customer opinion and assess acceptance of, potential demand for, and barriers to acceptance of United States Mint products, and to determine the level of satisfaction of United States Mint customers and the public. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 52 (Tuesday, March 18, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network


Renewal Without Change to the Bank Secrecy Act Designation of 
Exempt Person Report; Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (``FinCEN''), U.S. 
Department of the Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: FinCEN, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury 
(``Treasury''), invites all interested parties to comment on its 
proposed renewal without change to the collection of information 
through its ``Designation of Exempt Person'' (``DoEP'') report used by 
banks and other depository institutions to designate eligible customers 
as exempt from the requirement to report transactions in currency over 
$10,000. This request for comments 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 
May 19, 2014.

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--BSA-DoEP 
Renewal. DoEP comments also may be submitted by electronic mail to the 
following Internet address: regcomments@fincen.treas.gov, again with a 
caption, in the body of the text, ``Attention: BSA-DoEP Renewal.''
    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 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 8.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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    Title: BSA Designation of Exempt Persons (DoEP) Report by 
Depository Financial Institutions, (See 31 CFR 1020.315(a)-(i)).
    Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') Control Number: 1506-
0012.
    Form Number: FinCEN Form 110.
    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, among other things, 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 
matters, 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 appear at 31 
CFR Chapter X. The authority of the Secretary to administer the Bank 
Secrecy Act 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 Act of 2001, P.L. 107-56.
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    The Secretary of the Treasury was granted authority in 1992, with 
the enactment of 31 U.S.C. 5313, to permit financial institutions to 
exempt certain persons from the requirement to file currency 
transaction reports.
    The information collected on the DoEP is required to be provided 
pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 5313, as implemented by FinCEN regulations found 
at 31 CFR 1020.315(a)-(i). The information collected under this 
requirement is made available to appropriate agencies and organizations 
as disclosed in FinCEN's Privacy Act System of Records Notice relating 
to BSA Reports.\2\
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    \2\ Treasury Department bureaus such as FinCEN renew their 
System of Records Notices every three years unless there is cause to 
amend them more frequently. FinCEN's System of Records Notice for 
the BSA Report System was most recently published at 77 FR 60014, 
October 1, 2012.
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    Current Action: A renewal without change to the current DOEP, 
FinCEN Form 110.
    The report is accessible on the FinCEN Web site at: http://www.fincen.gov/forms/bsa_forms/
    Type of Review: Renewal without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit 
financial institutions.
    Frequency: As required.
    Estimated Reporting Burden: Average of 60 minutes per report and 15 
minutes recordkeeping per filing. (The reporting burden of the 
regulations 31 CFR 1020.315(a)-(i) is reflected in the burden for the 
report.)
    Estimated Recordkeeping and Reporting Burden for 31 CFR 
1020.315(a)-(i): 75 minutes.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,520.\3\
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    \3\ As of January 31, 2014, there are 6,900 banks, and savings 
and loans, and 6,620 credit unions.
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    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 25,160.\4\
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    \4\ Number of responses is based on actual 2013 filings as 
reported to the FinCEN System of Record.
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    Estimated Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: 31,450 
hours.
    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 under the Bank Secrecy Act 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: March 12, 2014.
Frederick Reynolds,
Deputy Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
[FR Doc. 2014-05965 Filed 3-17-14; 8:45 am]
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