Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Electronic Operations, 69994-69995 [2014-27686]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 69994 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 226 / Monday, November 24, 2014 / Notices rules will be informative to the public and reflects an important mechanism of both the statutory and regulatory company-run stress test framework. In response to a few technical comments, some minor changes will be made to the final reporting forms and instructions. These changes include clarified reporting instructions for the disallowed deferred tax asset and unrealized gains (losses) on AFS securities line items and updated descriptions of the total capital and total risk-based capital line items. Type of Review: Revision to an existing collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Burden Estimates: Estimated Number of Respondents: 29. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 13,601 hours. The burden for each $10 to $50 billion covered institution that completes the revised results template is estimated to be 445 hours for a total of 12,905 hours. The revisions are estimated to add 5 hours of additional burden per respondent, increasing the burden from 440 hours to 445 hours. This burden includes 20 hours to input these data and 425 hours for work related to modeling efforts. The estimated revised burden for each $10 to $50 billion covered institution that completes the annual DFAST Scenarios Variables Template is estimated to be 24 hours for a total of 696 hours. 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 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 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 18, 2014. Stuart Feldstein, Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division. [FR Doc. 2014–27720 Filed 11–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:32 Nov 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; 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.’’ The OCC is also giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 24, 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, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00173 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure. Additionally, please send a copy of your comments by mail to: OCC Desk Officer, 1557–0301, 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 agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval of this collection for three years: Title: Electronic Operations. OMB Control No.: 1557–0301. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 15. Burden per Respondent: 2 hours. Total Burden: 30 hours. Description: Twelve CFR part 155 provides that Federal savings associations (FSAs) may use, or participate with others to use, electronic means or facilities to perform any function, or provide any product or service, as part of an authorized activity. Electronic means or facilities include, but are not limited to, automated teller machines, automated loan machines, personal computers, the Internet, the World Wide Web, telephones, and other similar electronic devices. The regulation requires each FSA to notify the OCC at least 30 days before establishing a transactional Web site. A transactional Web site is an Internet site that enables users to conduct financial transactions such as accessing an account, obtaining an account balance, transferring funds, processing bill payments, opening an account, applying for or obtaining a loan, or purchasing other authorized products or services. FSAs that present supervisory or compliance concerns may be subject to additional procedural requirements. This information collection facilitates the OCC’s ability to identify industry E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 226 / Monday, November 24, 2014 / Notices technology trends and better understand emerging technologies. The information is collected on a transactional basis and is used to ensure that safety and soundness requirements are being met. On July 28, 2014, OCC issued a notice for 60 days of comment concerning this collection. 79 FR 42823. One comment was received. One commenter asked whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the OCC’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility. The commenter described the collection as an ‘‘anachronism’’ that ‘‘no longer reflects the realities and risks of current times.’’ The commenter further noted that the Internet has been widely used as a channel for offering and conducting banking services for many years and that the OCC likewise has many years of supervisory experience with ‘‘transactional Web sites,’’ which would seem to obviate the continued need for notice and collection of this information. Finally, the commenter stated that the information collection is not an effective way of understanding industry trends and emerging technologies, contending that FSAs as a group ‘‘tend to be slow adopters of new technology’’ and noting that national banks are not subject to a similar requirement. The OCC appreciates the commenter’s perspective. In response, the OCC will give careful consideration to the comment in connection with the OCC’s national bank and FSA rule integration efforts, in particular whether a notice requirement is still necessary for transactional Web sites. Comments continue to be solicited 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:32 Nov 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 Dated: November 18, 2014. Stuart E. Feldstein, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division. [FR Doc. 2014–27686 Filed 11–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 928 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 928, Fuel Bond. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 23, 2015 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Christie Preston, 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 Allan Hopkins at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at Allan.M.Hopkins@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Fuel Credit. OMB Number: 1545–0725. Form Number: 928. Abstract: Under IRC section 4101(b) Secretary may require, as a condition of registration under 4101(a), that the applicant give a bond in an amount that the Secretary determines is appropriate. Applicant’s that do not meet all the applicable registration tests for Form 637 registration must secure a federal bond, from an acceptable surety or reinsurer listed in Circular 570, prior to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00174 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 69995 receiving a Form 637 registration under section 4101. Form 928 is used for this purpose. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time. Type of Review: Reinstatement without change of a previously approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. Estimated Time per Respondent: 2 hours, 34 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,280. 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 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. 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 13, 2014. Christie Preston, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–27724 Filed 11–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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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; Electronic Operations

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, ``Electronic Operations.'' The OCC is also giving 
notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 24, 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, 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, 1557-0301, 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 agency 
requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, 
keep records, or provide information to a third party.
    The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval of this collection for 
three years:
    Title: Electronic Operations.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0301.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 15.
    Burden per Respondent: 2 hours.
    Total Burden: 30 hours.
    Description: Twelve CFR part 155 provides that Federal savings 
associations (FSAs) may use, or participate with others to use, 
electronic means or facilities to perform any function, or provide any 
product or service, as part of an authorized activity. Electronic means 
or facilities include, but are not limited to, automated teller 
machines, automated loan machines, personal computers, the Internet, 
the World Wide Web, telephones, and other similar electronic devices. 
The regulation requires each FSA to notify the OCC at least 30 days 
before establishing a transactional Web site. A transactional Web site 
is an Internet site that enables users to conduct financial 
transactions such as accessing an account, obtaining an account 
balance, transferring funds, processing bill payments, opening an 
account, applying for or obtaining a loan, or purchasing other 
authorized products or services. FSAs that present supervisory or 
compliance concerns may be subject to additional procedural 
requirements.
    This information collection facilitates the OCC's ability to 
identify industry

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technology trends and better understand emerging technologies. The 
information is collected on a transactional basis and is used to ensure 
that safety and soundness requirements are being met.
    On July 28, 2014, OCC issued a notice for 60 days of comment 
concerning this collection. 79 FR 42823. One comment was received.
    One commenter asked whether the collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the OCC's functions, including 
whether the information has practical utility.
    The commenter described the collection as an ``anachronism'' that 
``no longer reflects the realities and risks of current times.'' The 
commenter further noted that the Internet has been widely used as a 
channel for offering and conducting banking services for many years and 
that the OCC likewise has many years of supervisory experience with 
``transactional Web sites,'' which would seem to obviate the continued 
need for notice and collection of this information. Finally, the 
commenter stated that the information collection is not an effective 
way of understanding industry trends and emerging technologies, 
contending that FSAs as a group ``tend to be slow adopters of new 
technology'' and noting that national banks are not subject to a 
similar requirement.
    The OCC appreciates the commenter's perspective. In response, the 
OCC will give careful consideration to the comment in connection with 
the OCC's national bank and FSA rule integration efforts, in particular 
whether a notice requirement is still necessary for transactional Web 
sites.
    Comments continue to be solicited 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: November 18, 2014.
Stuart E. Feldstein,
Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-27686 Filed 11-21-14; 8:45 am]
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