Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Request for Comment; Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, 72783-72784 [2015-29594]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 224 / Friday, November 20, 2015 / Notices By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Brendetta S. Jones, Clearance Clerk. Connecticut Ave. NW., Suite 717, Washington, DC 20036. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV. [FR Doc. 2015–29668 Filed 11–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Decided: November 17, 2015. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2015–29671 Filed 11–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P [Docket No. FD 35969] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Motive Rail, Inc. d/b/a Missouri North Central Railroad—Lease and Operation Exemption—Illinois Central Railroad Company Motive Rail, Inc. d/b/a Missouri North Central Railroad (MNCR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease from Illinois Central Railroad Company (ICRR),1 and to operate approximately 1.6 miles of rail line (the Line), known as the CN Eldorado Subdivision, between mileposts 110.9 and 112.5 in Galatia, Ill. MNCR currently holds authority to operate approximately 7.75 miles of rail line in northern Missouri and a terminal switching operation on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The purpose of this transaction is to allow MNCR to provide switching services for American Coal, the principal shipper in Galatia. The transaction may be consummated on or after December 6, 2015, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice of exemption was filed). MNCR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed $5 million or result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail carrier. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than November 27, 2015 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and ten copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35969, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on John D. Heffner, Strasburger & Price, LLP, 1025 1 ICRR is a subsidiary of Canadian National Railway Company. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Nov 19, 2015 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Request for Comment; Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury (OCC). 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. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning the renewal of its information collection titled, ‘‘Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003.’’ SUMMARY: Comments must be received by January 19, 2016. 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: 1557–0237, 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 prainfo@occ.treas.gov. You may personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC, 400 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72783 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 or, for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, TTY, (202) 649–5597. 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. 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 or, 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: 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 and requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the OCC is publishing notice of the proposed extension of this collection of information. Title: Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003. OMB Control No.: 1557–0237. Description: Section 114 of the FACT Act amended section 615 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to require the Agencies 1 to issue jointly: 1 Section 114 required the guidelines and regulations to be issued jointly by the Federal banking agencies (OCC, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation), the National Credit Union Administration, and the Federal Trade Commission. Therefore, for purposes of this filing, ‘‘Agencies’’ refers to these entities. Note that Section 1088(a)(8) E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM Continued 20NON1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 72784 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 224 / Friday, November 20, 2015 / Notices • Guidelines for financial institutions and creditors regarding identity theft with respect to their account holders and customers; (in developing the guidelines, the Agencies are required to identify patterns, practices, and specific forms of activity that indicate the possible existence of identity theft; the guidelines must be updated as often as necessary and must be consistent with the policies and procedures required under section 326 of the USA PATRIOT Act, 31 U.S.C. 5318(l)); • Regulations that require each financial institution and each creditor to establish reasonable policies and procedures for implementing the guidelines in order to identify possible risks to account holders or customers or to the safety and soundness of the institution or creditor; and • Regulations generally requiring credit and debit card issuers to assess the validity of change of address requests under certain circumstances. Section 315 of the FACT Act also amended section 605 of the FCRA to require the Agencies to issue regulations providing guidance regarding what reasonable policies and procedures a user of consumer reports must have in place and employ when a user receives a notice of address discrepancy from a consumer reporting agency (CRA).2 These regulations are required to describe reasonable policies and procedures for users of consumer reports to: • Enable a user to form a reasonable belief that it knows the identity of the person for whom it has obtained a consumer report; and • Reconcile the address of the consumer with the CRA, if the user establishes a continuing relationship with the consumer and regularly and, in the ordinary course of business, furnishes information to the CRA. As required by section 114 of the FACT Act, appendix J to 12 CFR part 41 contains guidelines for financial institutions and creditors to use in identifying patterns, practices, and specific forms of activity that may indicate the existence of identity theft. In addition, 12 CFR 41.90 requires each financial institution or creditor that is a national bank, Federal savings association, Federal branch or agency of a foreign bank, and any of their operating subsidiaries that are not functionally regulated, to establish an of the Dodd-Frank Act further amended section 615 of FCRA to also require the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to issue Red Flags guidelines and regulations. 2 These regulations have been transferred to the CFPB. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Nov 19, 2015 Jkt 238001 Identity Theft Prevention Program (Program) designed to detect, prevent, and mitigate identity theft in connection with accounts. Pursuant to § 41.91, credit card and debit card issuers must implement reasonable policies and procedures to assess the validity of a request for a change of address under certain circumstances. Section 41.90 requires each OCCregulated financial institution or creditor that offers or maintains one or more covered accounts to develop and implement a Program. In developing the Program, financial institutions and creditors are required to consider the guidelines in appendix J and include the suggested provisions, as appropriate. The initial Program must be approved by the institution’s board of directors or by an appropriate committee thereof. The board, an appropriate committee thereof, or a designated employee at the level of senior management must be involved in the oversight of the Program. In addition, staff members must be trained to carry out the Program. Pursuant to § 41.91, each credit and debit card issuer is required to establish and implement policies and procedures to assess the validity of a change of address request if it is followed by a request for an additional or replacement card. Before issuing the additional or replacement card, the card issuer must notify the cardholder of the request and provide the cardholder a reasonable means to report incorrect address changes or use another means to assess the validity of the change of address. As required by section 315 of the FACT Act, § 1022.82 requires users of consumer reports to have in place reasonable policies and procedures that must be followed when a user receives a notice of address discrepancy from a credit reporting agency (CRA). Section 1022.82 requires each user of consumer reports to develop and implement reasonable policies and procedures designed to enable the user to form a reasonable belief that a consumer report relates to the consumer about whom it requested the report when it receives a notice of address discrepancy from a CRA. A user of consumer reports also must develop and implement reasonable policies and procedures for furnishing a customer address that the user has reasonably confirmed to be accurate to the CRA from which it receives a notice of address discrepancy when the user can: (1) Form a reasonable belief that the consumer report relates to the consumer about whom the user has requested the report; (2) establish a continuing relationship with the consumer; and (3) PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 establish that it regularly and in the ordinary course of business furnishes information to the CRA from which it received the notice of address discrepancy. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Individuals; Businesses or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,441. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 161,034 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: November 16, 2015. Mary H. Gottlieb, Regulatory Specialist, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division. [FR Doc. 2015–29594 Filed 11–19–15; 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; Fiduciary Activities Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury (OCC). 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. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection 
Renewal; Request for Comment; Identity Theft Red Flags and Address 
Discrepancies Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 
2003

AGENCY: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury (OCC).

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.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not 
required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number.
    The OCC is soliciting comment concerning the renewal of its 
information collection titled, ``Identity Theft Red Flags and Address 
Discrepancies under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 
2003.''

DATES: Comments must be received by January 19, 2016.

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: 1557-0237, 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 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 or, for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, 
TTY, (202) 649-5597. 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.
    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 or, 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: 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 and requirements that members of the public submit reports, 
keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 
3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires Federal 
agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning 
each proposed collection of information, including each proposed 
extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting 
the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, 
the OCC is publishing notice of the proposed extension of this 
collection of information.
    Title: Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies under the 
Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0237.
    Description: Section 114 of the FACT Act amended section 615 of the 
Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to require the Agencies \1\ to issue 
jointly:
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    \1\ Section 114 required the guidelines and regulations to be 
issued jointly by the Federal banking agencies (OCC, Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and Federal Deposit 
Insurance Corporation), the National Credit Union Administration, 
and the Federal Trade Commission. Therefore, for purposes of this 
filing, ``Agencies'' refers to these entities. Note that Section 
1088(a)(8) of the Dodd-Frank Act further amended section 615 of FCRA 
to also require the Securities and Exchange Commission and the 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission to issue Red Flags guidelines 
and regulations.

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     Guidelines for financial institutions and creditors 
regarding identity theft with respect to their account holders and 
customers; (in developing the guidelines, the Agencies are required to 
identify patterns, practices, and specific forms of activity that 
indicate the possible existence of identity theft; the guidelines must 
be updated as often as necessary and must be consistent with the 
policies and procedures required under section 326 of the USA PATRIOT 
Act, 31 U.S.C. 5318(l));
     Regulations that require each financial institution and 
each creditor to establish reasonable policies and procedures for 
implementing the guidelines in order to identify possible risks to 
account holders or customers or to the safety and soundness of the 
institution or creditor; and
     Regulations generally requiring credit and debit card 
issuers to assess the validity of change of address requests under 
certain circumstances.
    Section 315 of the FACT Act also amended section 605 of the FCRA to 
require the Agencies to issue regulations providing guidance regarding 
what reasonable policies and procedures a user of consumer reports must 
have in place and employ when a user receives a notice of address 
discrepancy from a consumer reporting agency (CRA).\2\ These 
regulations are required to describe reasonable policies and procedures 
for users of consumer reports to:
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    \2\ These regulations have been transferred to the CFPB.
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     Enable a user to form a reasonable belief that it knows 
the identity of the person for whom it has obtained a consumer report; 
and
     Reconcile the address of the consumer with the CRA, if the 
user establishes a continuing relationship with the consumer and 
regularly and, in the ordinary course of business, furnishes 
information to the CRA.
    As required by section 114 of the FACT Act, appendix J to 12 CFR 
part 41 contains guidelines for financial institutions and creditors to 
use in identifying patterns, practices, and specific forms of activity 
that may indicate the existence of identity theft. In addition, 12 CFR 
41.90 requires each financial institution or creditor that is a 
national bank, Federal savings association, Federal branch or agency of 
a foreign bank, and any of their operating subsidiaries that are not 
functionally regulated, to establish an Identity Theft Prevention 
Program (Program) designed to detect, prevent, and mitigate identity 
theft in connection with accounts. Pursuant to Sec.  41.91, credit card 
and debit card issuers must implement reasonable policies and 
procedures to assess the validity of a request for a change of address 
under certain circumstances.
    Section 41.90 requires each OCC-regulated financial institution or 
creditor that offers or maintains one or more covered accounts to 
develop and implement a Program. In developing the Program, financial 
institutions and creditors are required to consider the guidelines in 
appendix J and include the suggested provisions, as appropriate. The 
initial Program must be approved by the institution's board of 
directors or by an appropriate committee thereof. The board, an 
appropriate committee thereof, or a designated employee at the level of 
senior management must be involved in the oversight of the Program. In 
addition, staff members must be trained to carry out the Program. 
Pursuant to Sec.  41.91, each credit and debit card issuer is required 
to establish and implement policies and procedures to assess the 
validity of a change of address request if it is followed by a request 
for an additional or replacement card. Before issuing the additional or 
replacement card, the card issuer must notify the cardholder of the 
request and provide the cardholder a reasonable means to report 
incorrect address changes or use another means to assess the validity 
of the change of address.
    As required by section 315 of the FACT Act, Sec.  1022.82 requires 
users of consumer reports to have in place reasonable policies and 
procedures that must be followed when a user receives a notice of 
address discrepancy from a credit reporting agency (CRA).
    Section 1022.82 requires each user of consumer reports to develop 
and implement reasonable policies and procedures designed to enable the 
user to form a reasonable belief that a consumer report relates to the 
consumer about whom it requested the report when it receives a notice 
of address discrepancy from a CRA. A user of consumer reports also must 
develop and implement reasonable policies and procedures for furnishing 
a customer address that the user has reasonably confirmed to be 
accurate to the CRA from which it receives a notice of address 
discrepancy when the user can: (1) Form a reasonable belief that the 
consumer report relates to the consumer about whom the user has 
requested the report; (2) establish a continuing relationship with the 
consumer; and (3) establish that it regularly and in the ordinary 
course of business furnishes information to the CRA from which it 
received the notice of address discrepancy.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Affected Public: Individuals; Businesses or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,441.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 161,034 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: November 16, 2015.
Mary H. Gottlieb,
Regulatory Specialist, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-29594 Filed 11-19-15; 8:45 am]
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