Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of the FinCEN Form 8300, 22584 [2014-09032]

Download as PDF 22584 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 77 / Tuesday, April 22, 2014 / Notices The Office of Debt Management is responsible for maintaining records of debt management advisory committee meetings and for providing annual reports setting forth a summary of Committee activities and such other matters as may be informative to the public consistent with the policy of 5 U.S.C. 552(b). The Designated Federal Officer or other responsible agency official who may be contacted for additional information is Fred Pietrangeli, Director for Office of Debt Management (202) 622–1876. Dated: April 16, 2014. Matthew S. Rutherford, Assistant Secretary (Financial Markets). [FR Doc. 2014–09052 Filed 4–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of the FinCEN Form 8300 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 Form 8300, Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 Received in a Trade or Business. This request for comments is 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 should be received on or before June 23, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Policy Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, U.S. Department of the Treasury, P.O. Box 39, Vienna, Virginia 22183. Attention: PRA Comments—Form 8300 Renewal. Comments also may be submitted by electronic mail to the following Internet address: regcomments@fincen.gov with the caption in the body of the text, ‘‘Attention: PRA Comments—Form 8300 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 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Apr 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 Officer by telephoning (703) 905–3591 (not a toll free call). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FinCEN Resource Center at 800–767– 2825. Title: Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 Received in a Trade or Business. Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) Number: 1506–0018. Form Number: 8300. 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. Section 365 of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 (Pub. L. 107–56), adding new section 5331 to Title 31 of the United States Code, authorized FinCEN to collect the information reported on Form 8300. The information collected on Form 8300 is required to be provided pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 5331, as implemented by FinCEN regulations found at 31 CFR 1010.331. The regulations require any person in a trade or business who, in the course of the trade or business, receives more than $10,000 in cash or foreign currency in one or more related transactions to report it to FinCEN and provide a statement to the person. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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, Public Law 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 PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Current Action: A renewal without change to the current Form 8300. The report is accessible on the FinCEN Web site at: http://www.fincen.gov/forms/ files/fin8300_cashover10k.pdf. Type of Review: Renewal without change of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, farms, and the Federal government. Frequency: As required. Estimated Number of Respondents: 46,800. Estimated Time per Respondent: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 35,100.3 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. In accordance with 31 CFR 1010.330(e)(3), a person required to make a report under this section must keep a copy of each report filed for five years from the date of filing. 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: April 16, 2014. Jennifer Shasky Calvery, Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. [FR Doc. 2014–09032 Filed 4–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–02–P the BSA Report System was most recently published at 77 FR 60014, October 1, 2012. 3 The burden for the information collection in 31 CFR 1010.330, (also approved under control number 1506–0018), is reflected in the burden of the form and includes reporting and recordkeeping. E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network


Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of 
the FinCEN Form 8300

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 Form 8300, Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 Received in a 
Trade or Business. This request for comments is 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 should be received on or before June 23, 2014 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Policy Division, 
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 
P.O. Box 39, Vienna, Virginia 22183. Attention: PRA Comments--Form 8300 
Renewal. Comments also may be submitted by electronic mail to the 
following Internet address: regcomments@fincen.gov with the caption in 
the body of the text, ``Attention: PRA Comments--Form 8300 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) 905-3591 (not a toll free 
call).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FinCEN Resource Center at 800-767-
2825.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 
Received in a Trade or Business.
    Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') Number: 1506-0018.
    Form Number: 8300.
    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.
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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, Public Law 107-56.
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    The authority of the Secretary to administer the Bank Secrecy Act 
has been delegated to the Director of FinCEN.
    Section 365 of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 (Pub. L. 107-56), adding 
new section 5331 to Title 31 of the United States Code, authorized 
FinCEN to collect the information reported on Form 8300. The 
information collected on Form 8300 is required to be provided pursuant 
to 31 U.S.C. 5331, as implemented by FinCEN regulations found at 31 CFR 
1010.331.
    The regulations require any person in a trade or business who, in 
the course of the trade or business, receives more than $10,000 in cash 
or foreign currency in one or more related transactions to report it to 
FinCEN and provide a statement to the person. 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 Form 8300. 
The report is accessible on the FinCEN Web site at: http://www.fincen.gov/forms/files/fin8300_cashover10k.pdf.
    Type of Review: Renewal without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, 
farms, and the Federal government.
    Frequency: As required.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 46,800.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 45 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 35,100.\3\
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    \3\ The burden for the information collection in 31 CFR 
1010.330, (also approved under control number 1506-0018), is 
reflected in the burden of the form and includes reporting and 
recordkeeping.
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    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. In accordance with 31 
CFR 1010.330(e)(3), a person required to make a report under this 
section must keep a copy of each report filed for five years from the 
date of filing.
    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: April 16, 2014.
Jennifer Shasky Calvery,
Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
[FR Doc. 2014-09032 Filed 4-21-14; 8:45 am]
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