Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Market Risk, 47987-47988 [2015-19576]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 153 / Monday, August 10, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2015–0168 (Notice No. 15–14)] Hazardous Materials: Notification of Anticipated Delay in Administrative Appeal Decisions Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: issued final rule titled, ‘‘Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains’’ (80 FR 26643). In accordance with applicable regulatory requirements, this notice provides notification to parties having brought certain administrative appeals of the anticipated delay in processing these administrative appeals. This notice advises the public that PHMSA is currently reviewing administrative appeals on a recently Charles E. Betts, Director, Standards and Rulemaking Division, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, (202) 366– 4512, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Appeals from PHMSA–2012–0082–3480 .................... American Chemistry Council (ACC) ........................ PHMSA–2012–0082–3473 .................... American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). Columbia River and Northwest Treaty Tribes ......... PHMSA–2012–0082–3470 .................... PHMSA–2012–0082–3478 .................... Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC) ......... PHMSA–2012–0082–3471 .................... The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) Office of Hazardous Materials Standards received a number of administrative appeals in relation to the PHMSA final rule, titled, ‘‘Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains’’ (80 FR 26643). Key information on the administrative appeals is provided below. HM–251 [Docket No. PHMSA–2012– 0082] Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains Docket No. Association of American Railroads (AAR) ............... II. Notification of Anticipated Delay in Appeal Decisions tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Appeals FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUMMARY: 49 CFR 106.130(a)(4) provides that if PHMSA does not issue a decision on whether to grant or deny an administrative appeal within 90 days after the date that the final rule is published in the Federal Register and that we anticipate a substantial delay in making a decision, PHMSA will notify the parties having brought administrative appeals directly and provide an expected decision date. In addition, PHMSA will publish a notice of the delay in the Federal Register. Due to the complexity of the appeals received, we anticipate delays in making administrative appeal decisions as we will require additional time to adequately review and consider the appeals. As a result, in accordance with 49 CFR 106.130(a)(4), we are publishing this notice in the Federal Register to notify the public, and we will be directly contacting parties having brought these administrative appeals shortly. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Aug 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 Focus of appeal • • • • • • • • • • • • Issued in Washington, DC, on August 4, 2015. Magdy El-Sibaie, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety. [FR Doc. 2015–19507 Filed 8–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Market Risk 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). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47987 Advanced Brake Signal Propagation Systems. Scope of the Rulemaking. Thermal Protection for Tank Cars. Advanced Brake Signal Propagation Systems. Retrofit Timeline and Tank Car Reporting Requirements. Scope of the Rulemaking. Retrofit Timeline and Tank Car Reporting Requirements. Information Sharing/Notification. Tribal Impacts and Consultation. Advanced Brake Signal Propagation Systems. Scope of the Rulemaking. Testing and Sampling Program. Under the PRA, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. 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 the renewal of its information collection titled, ‘‘Market Risk.’’ DATES: You should submit written comments by: October 9, 2015. 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: 1557–0247, 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 E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 47988 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 153 / Monday, August 10, 2015 / Notices electronic mail to prainfo@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 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 include any information in your comment or supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, Clearance Officer, (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., Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC is requesting extension of OMB approval for this collection. There have been no changes to the requirements of the regulations. Title: Market Risk. OMB Control No.: 1557–0247. Description: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) market risk capital rules (12 CFR part 3, subpart F) capture positions for which the market risk capital rules are appropriate; reduce procyclicality in market risk capital requirements; enhance the rules’ sensitivity to risks that are not adequately captured under the current regulatory measurement methodologies; and increase transparency through enhanced disclosures. The information collection requirements are located at 12 CFR 3.203 through 3.212. The rules enhance risk sensitivity and include requirements for the public disclosure of certain qualitative and quantitative information about the market risk of national banks and federal savings associations. The collection of information is necessary to ensure capital adequacy appropriate for the level of market risk. Section 3.203 sets forth the requirements for applying the market risk framework. Section 3.203(a)(1) requires national banks and federal savings associations to have clearly defined policies and procedures for determining which trading assets and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Aug 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 trading liabilities are trading positions and specifies the factors a national bank or federal savings association must take into account in drafting those policies and procedures. Section 3.203(a)(2) requires national banks and federal savings associations to have clearly defined trading and hedging strategies for trading positions that are approved by senior management and specifies what the strategies must articulate. Section 3.203(b)(1) requires national banks and federal savings associations to have clearly defined policies and procedures for actively managing all covered positions and specifies the minimum requirements for those policies and procedures. Sections 3.203(c)(4) through 3.203(c)(10) require the annual review of internal models and specify certain requirements for those models. Section 3.203(d) requires the internal audit group of a national bank or federal savings association to prepare an annual report to the board of directors on the effectiveness of controls supporting the market risk measurement systems. Section 3.204(b) requires national banks and federal savings associations to conduct quarterly backtesting. Section 3.205(a)(5) requires institutions to demonstrate to the OCC the appropriateness of proxies used to capture risks within value-at-risk models. Section 3.205(c) requires institutions to develop, retain, and make available to the OCC value-at-risk and profit and loss information on subportfolios for two years. Section 3.206(b)(3) requires national banks and federal savings associations to have policies and procedures that describe how they determine the period of significant financial stress used to calculate the institution’s stressed value-at-risk models and to obtain prior OCC approval for any material changes to these policies and procedures. Section 3.207(b)(1) details requirements applicable to a national bank or federal savings association when the national bank or federal savings association uses internal models to measure the specific risk of certain covered positions. Section 3.208 requires national banks and federal savings associations to obtain prior written OCC approval for incremental risk modeling. Section 3.209(a) requires prior OCC approval for the use of a comprehensive risk measure. Section 3.209(c)(2) requires national banks and federal savings associations to retain and report the results of supervisory stress testing. Section 3.210(f)(2)(i) requires national banks and federal savings associations to document an internal analysis of the risk PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 characteristics of each securitization position in order to demonstrate an understanding of the position. Section 3.212 requires quarterly quantitative disclosures, annual qualitative disclosures, and a formal disclosure policy approved by the board of directors that addresses the approach for determining the market risk disclosures it makes. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals; Businesses or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 13. Estimated Burden per Respondent: 1,964 hours. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 25,532 hours. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized, included in the request for OMB approval, and 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 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: August 5, 2015. Mary H. Gottlieb, Regulatory Specialist, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 153 (Monday, August 10, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47987-47988]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection 
Renewal; Comment Request; Market Risk

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).
    Under the PRA, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in 
the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of 
information, including each proposed extension of an existing 
collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in 
response to the notice.
    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 the renewal of its information collection titled, 
``Market Risk.''

DATES: You should submit written comments by: October 9, 2015.

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: 1557-0247, 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

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electronic mail to prainfo@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 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 include any information in your comment or 
supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate 
for public disclosure.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, Clearance Officer, 
(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., Washington, DC 20219.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC is requesting extension of OMB 
approval for this collection. There have been no changes to the 
requirements of the regulations.
    Title: Market Risk.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0247.
    Description: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's (OCC) 
market risk capital rules (12 CFR part 3, subpart F) capture positions 
for which the market risk capital rules are appropriate; reduce 
procyclicality in market risk capital requirements; enhance the rules' 
sensitivity to risks that are not adequately captured under the current 
regulatory measurement methodologies; and increase transparency through 
enhanced disclosures.
    The information collection requirements are located at 12 CFR 3.203 
through 3.212. The rules enhance risk sensitivity and include 
requirements for the public disclosure of certain qualitative and 
quantitative information about the market risk of national banks and 
federal savings associations. The collection of information is 
necessary to ensure capital adequacy appropriate for the level of 
market risk.
    Section 3.203 sets forth the requirements for applying the market 
risk framework. Section 3.203(a)(1) requires national banks and federal 
savings associations to have clearly defined policies and procedures 
for determining which trading assets and trading liabilities are 
trading positions and specifies the factors a national bank or federal 
savings association must take into account in drafting those policies 
and procedures. Section 3.203(a)(2) requires national banks and federal 
savings associations to have clearly defined trading and hedging 
strategies for trading positions that are approved by senior management 
and specifies what the strategies must articulate. Section 3.203(b)(1) 
requires national banks and federal savings associations to have 
clearly defined policies and procedures for actively managing all 
covered positions and specifies the minimum requirements for those 
policies and procedures. Sections 3.203(c)(4) through 3.203(c)(10) 
require the annual review of internal models and specify certain 
requirements for those models. Section 3.203(d) requires the internal 
audit group of a national bank or federal savings association to 
prepare an annual report to the board of directors on the effectiveness 
of controls supporting the market risk measurement systems.
    Section 3.204(b) requires national banks and federal savings 
associations to conduct quarterly backtesting. Section 3.205(a)(5) 
requires institutions to demonstrate to the OCC the appropriateness of 
proxies used to capture risks within value-at-risk models. Section 
3.205(c) requires institutions to develop, retain, and make available 
to the OCC value-at-risk and profit and loss information on sub-
portfolios for two years. Section 3.206(b)(3) requires national banks 
and federal savings associations to have policies and procedures that 
describe how they determine the period of significant financial stress 
used to calculate the institution's stressed value-at-risk models and 
to obtain prior OCC approval for any material changes to these policies 
and procedures.
    Section 3.207(b)(1) details requirements applicable to a national 
bank or federal savings association when the national bank or federal 
savings association uses internal models to measure the specific risk 
of certain covered positions. Section 3.208 requires national banks and 
federal savings associations to obtain prior written OCC approval for 
incremental risk modeling. Section 3.209(a) requires prior OCC approval 
for the use of a comprehensive risk measure. Section 3.209(c)(2) 
requires national banks and federal savings associations to retain and 
report the results of supervisory stress testing. Section 
3.210(f)(2)(i) requires national banks and federal savings associations 
to document an internal analysis of the risk characteristics of each 
securitization position in order to demonstrate an understanding of the 
position. Section 3.212 requires quarterly quantitative disclosures, 
annual qualitative disclosures, and a formal disclosure policy approved 
by the board of directors that addresses the approach for determining 
the market risk disclosures it makes.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. 
Affected Public: Individuals; Businesses or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 13.
    Estimated Burden per Respondent: 1,964 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 25,532 hours.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized, 
included in the request for OMB approval, and 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 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: August 5, 2015.
Mary H. Gottlieb,
Regulatory Specialist, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-19576 Filed 8-7-15; 8:45 am]
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