Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Securities Exchange Act Disclosure Rules and Securities of Federal Savings Associations, 3237-3238 [2016-00883]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 20, 2016 / Notices period. Section 23.4(c) requires a national bank seeking an extension to provide a clearly convincing demonstration as to why any additional holding period is necessary. In addition, a national bank must value off-lease property at the lower of current fair market value or book value promptly after the property comes off-lease. These requirements enable the OCC to ensure that a national bank is not holding the property for speculative reasons and that the value of the property is recorded in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Under 12 CFR 23.6, leases are subject to the lending limits prescribed by 12 U.S.C. 84, as implemented by 12 CFR part 32, or, if the lessee is an affiliate of the national bank, to the restrictions on transactions with affiliates prescribed by 12 U.S.C. 371c and 371c–1. Twelve U.S.C. 24 contains two separate provisions authorizing a national bank to acquire personal property for purposes of lease financing. Twelve U.S.C. 24(Seventh) authorizes leases of personal property (Section 24(Seventh) Leases) if the lease is a conforming lease as defined in 12 CFR 23.2(d)(2) and represents a noncancelable obligation of the lessee (i.e., the lease serves as the functional equivalent of a loan). See 12 CFR 23.20. A national bank also may acquire personal property for purposes of lease financing under the authority of 12 U.S.C. 24(Tenth) (CEBA Leases). Section 23.5 requires that if a national bank enters into both types of leases, its records must distinguish between the two types of leases. This information is required to establish that the national bank is complying with the limitations and requirements applicable to the two types of leases. National banks use the information to ensure their compliance with applicable Federal banking law and regulations and accounting principles. The OCC uses the information in conducting examinations and as an auditing tool to verify compliance with laws and regulations. In addition, the OCC uses national bank requests for permission to extend the holding period for off-lease property to ensure national bank compliance with relevant laws and regulations and to ensure bank safety and soundness. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Individuals; Businesses or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 345. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 345. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 678. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Jan 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the submission to OMB. Comments are requested on: (a) Whether the information collections 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; (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; and (e) Estimates of capital or start up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: January 13, 2016. Mary H. Gottlieb, Regulatory Specialist, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division. [FR Doc. 2016–00884 Filed 1–19–16; 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; Securities Exchange Act Disclosure Rules and Securities of Federal Savings Associations 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 respondents are 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, ‘‘Securities Exchange Act Disclosure Rules and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3237 Securities of Federal Savings Associations.’’ DATES: Comments must be received by March 21, 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: 1557–0106, 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. 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 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 the 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\20JAN1.SGM 20JAN1 tkelley on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 3238 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 20, 2016 / Notices collection of information set forth in this document. The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval of the following information collection: Title: Securities Exchange Act Disclosure Rules and Securities of Federal Savings Associations. OMB Control No.: 1557–0106. Description: This submission covers an existing regulation and involves no change to the regulation or to the information collection requirements. The OCC requests only that OMB approve its revised estimates. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is required by statute to collect, in accordance with its regulations, certain information and documents from any firm that is required to register its stock with the SEC.1 Federal law requires the OCC to apply similar regulations to any national bank or Federal savings association similarly required to be registered (those with a class of equity securities held by 2,000 or more shareholders).2 12 CFR part 11 ensures that a national bank or Federal savings association whose securities are subject to registration provides adequate information about its operations to current and potential shareholders, depositors, and the public. The OCC reviews the information to ensure that it complies with Federal law and makes public all information required to be filed under the rule. Investors, depositors, and the public use the information to make informed investment decisions. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals; Businesses or other for-profit. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 116. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the submission to OMB. Comments are requested on: (a) Whether the information collections 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; 1 15 2 15 U.S.C. 78m(a)(1). U.S.C. 78l(i). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Jan 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, (202) 317–6853 (not a toll-free number). (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; and (e) Estimates of capital or start up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Christopher T. Kelley, Special Counsel to the Associate Chief Counsel, (Passthroughs and Special Industries). Dated: January 13, 2016. Mary H. Gottlieb, Regulatory Specialist, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY [FR Doc. 2016–00883 Filed 1–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Credit for Indian Coal Production and Inflation Adjustment Factor for Calendar Year 2015 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Publication of inflation adjustment factor for Indian coal production for calendar year 2015 under section 45(e)(10)(B) (26 U.S.C. 45(e)(10)(B)) of the Internal Revenue Code. AGENCY: The 2015 inflation adjustment factor is used in determining the availability of the credit for Indian coal production under section 45. Section 186 of Division Q of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. L. 114– 113) extends the credit period for the Indian coal production credit from a 9year period beginning on January 1, 2006, to an 11-year period beginning on January 1, 2006. This provision is effective for coal produced in the United States or a possession thereof after December 31, 2014. DATES: The 2015 inflation adjustment factor applies to calendar year 2015 sales of Indian coal produced in the United States or a possession thereof. Inflation Adjustment Factor: The inflation adjustment factor for calendar year 2015 for Indian coal is 1.1772. Credit Amount for Indian Coal: As required by section 45(e)(10)(B)(ii), the $2.00 amount in section 45(e)(10)(B)(i) is adjusted by multiplying such amount by the inflation adjustment factor for the calendar year. Under the calculation required by section 45(e)(10)(B)(ii), the credit for Indian coal production for calendar year 2015 under section 45(e)(10)(B) is $2.354 per ton on the sale of Indian coal. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer A. Records, CC:PSI:6, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2016–00894 Filed 1–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2003– 39 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 Revenue Procedure 2003–39, section 1031 LKE (Like-Kind Exchanges) Auto Leasing Programs. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before March 21, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Michael A. Joplin, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the revenue procedure should be directed to Martha R. Brinson, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at Martha.R.Brinson@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Section 1031 LKE (Like-Kind Exchanges) Auto Leasing Programs. OMB Number: 1545–1834. Revenue Procedure Number: Revenue Procedure 2003–39. Abstract: Revenue Procedure 2003–39 provides safe harbors for certain aspects of the qualification under § 1031 of certain exchanges of property pursuant to LKE Programs for federal income tax purposes. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the revenue procedure at this time. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20JAN1.SGM 20JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 12 (Wednesday, January 20, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3237-3238]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-00883]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection 
Renewal; Comment Request; Securities Exchange Act Disclosure Rules and 
Securities of Federal Savings Associations

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 respondents are 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, ``Securities Exchange Act Disclosure 
Rules and Securities of Federal Savings Associations.''

DATES: Comments must be received by March 21, 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: 1557-0106, 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.
    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 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 the 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. 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

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collection of information set forth in this document.
    The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval of the following 
information collection:
    Title: Securities Exchange Act Disclosure Rules and Securities of 
Federal Savings Associations.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0106.
    Description: This submission covers an existing regulation and 
involves no change to the regulation or to the information collection 
requirements. The OCC requests only that OMB approve its revised 
estimates.
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is required by statute 
to collect, in accordance with its regulations, certain information and 
documents from any firm that is required to register its stock with the 
SEC.\1\ Federal law requires the OCC to apply similar regulations to 
any national bank or Federal savings association similarly required to 
be registered (those with a class of equity securities held by 2,000 or 
more shareholders).\2\
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78m(a)(1).
    \2\ 15 U.S.C. 78l(i).
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    12 CFR part 11 ensures that a national bank or Federal savings 
association whose securities are subject to registration provides 
adequate information about its operations to current and potential 
shareholders, depositors, and the public. The OCC reviews the 
information to ensure that it complies with Federal law and makes 
public all information required to be filed under the rule. Investors, 
depositors, and the public use the information to make informed 
investment decisions.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals; Businesses or other for-profit.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 116.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the submission to OMB. Comments are requested on:
    (a) Whether the information collections 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;
    (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; and
    (e) Estimates of capital or start up costs and costs of operation, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

    Dated: January 13, 2016.
Mary H. Gottlieb,
Regulatory Specialist, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
[FR Doc. 2016-00883 Filed 1-19-16; 8:45 am]
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