Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Subordinated Debt, 43822-43823 [2014-17717]

Download as PDF 43822 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 144 / Monday, July 28, 2014 / Notices Internal Revenue Code sections 4101 (Fuel Taxes), 4222 (Retailers and Manufacturers Excise Taxes), 4682 (Ozone-depleting Chemicals Tax), and the regulations. Form 637, Application for Registration (For Certain Excise Tax Activities) is used to apply for excise tax registration for activities under sections 4101, 4222, and 4682. Common activities for which persons are registered include that of a refiner, terminal operator, position holder, throughputter, ultimate vendor, first retail seller of certain heavy vehicles, and manufacturer of sport fishing equipment. The information will be used to make an informed decision on whether the applicant/registrant qualifies for registration. Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 30,499. Dawn D. Wolfgang, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–17682 Filed 7–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request July 22, 2014. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) OMB Number: 1513–0101. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Title: Marks and Notices on Packages of Tobacco Products, TTB REC 5210/13. Abstract: TTB requires that tobacco products be identified by information on the packages and, in some cases, shipping containers of tobacco products. TTB uses this information to ensure that the tax is paid on tobacco products and that products removed without payment of tax for export are easily identified if diverted into the domestic market. Affected Public: Private sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1. OMB Number: 1513–0121. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Title: Labeling of Major Food Allergens. Abstract: The collection of information involves voluntary labeling of major food allergens used in the production of alcohol beverages and also involves petitions for exemption from full allergen labeling. The collection corresponds to the amendments to the FD&C Act in Title II of Public Law 108–282, 118 Stat. 905. Affected Public: Private sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 730. The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, on or after the date of publication of this notice. Dawn D. Wolfgang, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. Comments should be received on or before August 27, 2014 to be assured of consideration. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY DATES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Treasury, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email at OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.gov and (2) Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 8140, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@treasury.gov. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 927–5331, email at PRA@treasury.gov, or the entire information collection request may be found at www.reginfo.gov. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Jul 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 [FR Doc. 2014–17637 Filed 7–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–31–P Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Subordinated Debt Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The OCC, 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 a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, the OCC may not conduct or SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 sponsor, and the 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 renewal of its information collection titled, ‘‘Subordinated Debt.’’ It is also giving notice that it has submitted the collection to OMB for review. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 27, 2014. 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: 1557–0320, 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, 1557–0320, 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: Johnny Vilela or Mary H. Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officers, (202) 649–5490, for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, TTY, (202) 649–5597, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Suite 3E–218, Mail Stop 9W–11, Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from OMB for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) to include E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 144 / Monday, July 28, 2014 / Notices agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. In connection with issuance of the interim final rule entitled ‘‘Basel III Conforming Amendments Related to Cross-References, Subordinated Debt and Limits Based on Regulatory Capital,’’ OMB provided a six-month approval for this information collection. 79 FR 11300 (February 28, 2014). The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval of the collection for the standard three years. Title: Subordinated Debt. OMB Control No.: 1557–0320. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 184. Burden per Respondent: 1.3 hours. Total Burden: 239 hours. Description: Federal law and OCC regulations require that, under certain circumstances, a national bank or Federal savings association (collectively, ‘‘institution’’) must receive OCC approval to issue or prepay subordinated debt and include subordinated debt in tier 2 capital. The OCC uses information contained in various applications submitted by institutions to decide whether to grant approval for requests to issue or prepay subordinated debt and/or include subordinated debt in tier 2 capital. The OCC uses the collected information to determine whether to approve an institution’s request to issue or prepay subordinated debt or include subordinated debt in tier 2 capital. In addition, the OCC uses the information to determine whether to require an institution to replace the subordinated debt with an instrument of an equivalent amount that satisfies the requirements for a tier 1 or tier 2 capital instrument. Also, when prepayment of subordinated debt is in the form of a call option and the subordinated debt is included in tier 2 capital, the OCC uses information provided by an institution to determine whether to require the institution to replace the instrument with an instrument that meets the criteria for tier 1 or tier 2 capital, and, if so, whether the replacement instrument would qualify as tier 1 or tier 2 capital. The information collected is used to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. In the case of a prepayment in the form of a call option, the OCC uses the additional information collected from institutions to implement a requirement in the OCC’s capital regulations, as described below. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Jul 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 Through the interim final rule, the OCC revised the requirements of § 5.47. Specifically, all national banks now must receive prior OCC approval in order to prepay subordinated debt that is included in tier 2 capital, and certain banks must receive prior approval to prepay subordinated debt that is not included in tier 2 capital. If the prepayment is in the form of a call option and the subordinated debt is included in tier 2 capital, a national bank must submit the information required for general prepayment requests under paragraph (n)(1)(ii)(A) and also comply with paragraph (n)(1)(ii)(B)(2), which requires a national bank to submit either: (1) A statement explaining why the bank believes that following the proposed prepayment the bank would continue to hold an amount of capital commensurate with its risk; or (2) a description of the replacement capital instrument that meets the criteria for tier 1 or tier 2 capital under 12 CFR 3.20, including the amount of such instrument and the time frame for issuance. The OCC also revised the requirements of § 163.81 in the interim rule. Specifically, the prepayment of subordinated debt securities or mandatorily redeemable preferred stock (‘‘covered securities’’) included in tier 2 capital now requires prior OCC approval. In addition, if the prepayment is in the form of a call option, a Federal savings association must submit the information required for general prepayment requests under paragraph (j)(2)(i) and also comply with paragraph (j)(2)(ii)(A), which requires a Federal savings association to submit either: (1) A statement explaining why the Federal savings association believes that following the proposed prepayment the savings association would continue to hold an amount of capital commensurate with its risk; or (2) a description of the replacement capital instrument that meets the criteria for tier 1 or tier 2 capital under 12 CFR 3.20, including the amount of such instrument and the time frame for issuance. The OCC solicited comment on this collection for 60 days (79 FR 22762 (April 23, 2014)). No comments were received. Comments continue to be invited on: (a) Whether the collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the OCC’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the OCC’s estimates of the burden of the information collections, including the PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43823 validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of information collections on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: July 22, 2014. Stuart E. Feldstein, Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division. [FR Doc. 2014–17717 Filed 7–25–14; 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; Comment Request; Electronic Operations Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and Request for Comment. AGENCY: The OCC, 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 a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, the OCC may not conduct or sponsor, and the 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 renewal of its information collection titled, ‘‘Electronic Operations.’’ DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 26, 2014. 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: 1557–0301, 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, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1

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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; Subordinated Debt

AGENCY: 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 take this opportunity to comment on a continuing 
information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (PRA). In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, the OCC may 
not conduct or sponsor, and the 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 renewal of its information collection 
titled, ``Subordinated Debt.'' It is also giving notice that it has 
submitted the collection to OMB for review.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 27, 2014.

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: 1557-0320, 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, 1557-0320, 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: Johnny Vilela or Mary H. Gottlieb, OCC 
Clearance Officers, (202) 649-5490, for persons who are deaf or hard of 
hearing, TTY, (202) 649-5597, Legislative and Regulatory Activities 
Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street 
SW., Suite 3E-218, Mail Stop 9W-11, Washington, DC 20219.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), Federal 
agencies must obtain approval from OMB for each collection of 
information they conduct or sponsor. ``Collection of information'' is 
defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) to include

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agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit 
reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party.
    In connection with issuance of the interim final rule entitled 
``Basel III Conforming Amendments Related to Cross-References, 
Subordinated Debt and Limits Based on Regulatory Capital,'' OMB 
provided a six-month approval for this information collection. 79 FR 
11300 (February 28, 2014). The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval 
of the collection for the standard three years.
    Title: Subordinated Debt.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0320.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 184.
    Burden per Respondent: 1.3 hours.
    Total Burden: 239 hours.
    Description: Federal law and OCC regulations require that, under 
certain circumstances, a national bank or Federal savings association 
(collectively, ``institution'') must receive OCC approval to issue or 
prepay subordinated debt and include subordinated debt in tier 2 
capital. The OCC uses information contained in various applications 
submitted by institutions to decide whether to grant approval for 
requests to issue or prepay subordinated debt and/or include 
subordinated debt in tier 2 capital.
    The OCC uses the collected information to determine whether to 
approve an institution's request to issue or prepay subordinated debt 
or include subordinated debt in tier 2 capital. In addition, the OCC 
uses the information to determine whether to require an institution to 
replace the subordinated debt with an instrument of an equivalent 
amount that satisfies the requirements for a tier 1 or tier 2 capital 
instrument. Also, when prepayment of subordinated debt is in the form 
of a call option and the subordinated debt is included in tier 2 
capital, the OCC uses information provided by an institution to 
determine whether to require the institution to replace the instrument 
with an instrument that meets the criteria for tier 1 or tier 2 
capital, and, if so, whether the replacement instrument would qualify 
as tier 1 or tier 2 capital. The information collected is used to 
ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. In the case 
of a prepayment in the form of a call option, the OCC uses the 
additional information collected from institutions to implement a 
requirement in the OCC's capital regulations, as described below.
    Through the interim final rule, the OCC revised the requirements of 
Sec.  5.47. Specifically, all national banks now must receive prior OCC 
approval in order to prepay subordinated debt that is included in tier 
2 capital, and certain banks must receive prior approval to prepay 
subordinated debt that is not included in tier 2 capital. If the 
prepayment is in the form of a call option and the subordinated debt is 
included in tier 2 capital, a national bank must submit the information 
required for general prepayment requests under paragraph (n)(1)(ii)(A) 
and also comply with paragraph (n)(1)(ii)(B)(2), which requires a 
national bank to submit either: (1) A statement explaining why the bank 
believes that following the proposed prepayment the bank would continue 
to hold an amount of capital commensurate with its risk; or (2) a 
description of the replacement capital instrument that meets the 
criteria for tier 1 or tier 2 capital under 12 CFR 3.20, including the 
amount of such instrument and the time frame for issuance.
    The OCC also revised the requirements of Sec.  163.81 in the 
interim rule. Specifically, the prepayment of subordinated debt 
securities or mandatorily redeemable preferred stock (``covered 
securities'') included in tier 2 capital now requires prior OCC 
approval. In addition, if the prepayment is in the form of a call 
option, a Federal savings association must submit the information 
required for general prepayment requests under paragraph (j)(2)(i) and 
also comply with paragraph (j)(2)(ii)(A), which requires a Federal 
savings association to submit either: (1) A statement explaining why 
the Federal savings association believes that following the proposed 
prepayment the savings association would continue to hold an amount of 
capital commensurate with its risk; or (2) a description of the 
replacement capital instrument that meets the criteria for tier 1 or 
tier 2 capital under 12 CFR 3.20, including the amount of such 
instrument and the time frame for issuance.
    The OCC solicited comment on this collection for 60 days (79 FR 
22762 (April 23, 2014)). No comments were received. Comments continue 
to be invited on:
    (a) Whether the collections of information are necessary for the 
proper performance of the OCC's functions, including whether the 
information has practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the OCC's estimates of the burden of the 
information collections, including the validity of the methodology and 
assumptions used;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of information collections on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

    Dated: July 22, 2014.
Stuart E. Feldstein,
Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division.
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