Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Fiduciary Activities, 6339-6340 [2016-02207]

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 24 (Friday, February 5, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6339-6340]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02207]



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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; Fiduciary Activities

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 (PRA).
    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, ``Fiduciary Activities.'' The OCC also 
is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.

DATES: You should submit written comments by March 7, 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: 1557-0140, 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.
    Additionally, please send a copy of your comments by mail to: OCC 
Desk Officer, 1557-0140, 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: 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: Pursuant to the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), 
the OCC is requesting that OMB extend its approval of the following 
information collection:
    Title: Fiduciary Activities.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0140.
    Description: The OCC regulates the fiduciary activities of national 
banks and federal savings associations (FSAs), including the 
administration of collective investment funds (CIFs), pursuant to 12 
U.S.C. 92a and 12 U.S.C. 1464(n), respectively. Twelve CFR part 9 
contains the regulations that national banks must follow when 
conducting fiduciary activities, and 12 CFR part 150 contains the 
regulations that FSAs must follow when conducting fiduciary activities. 
Regulations adopted by the former Office of Thrift Supervision, now 
recodified as OCC rules pursuant to Title III of the Dodd-Frank Wall 
Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act,\1\ have long required FSAs 
to comply with the requirements of the OCC's CIF regulation.\2\ Thus, 
12 CFR 9.18 governs CIFs managed by both national banks and FSAs.
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    \1\ 76 FR 48950 (August 9, 2011).
    \2\ See 12 CFR 150.260(b)(3).
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    Twelve CFR 9.8 and 150.410-150.430 require that national banks and 
FSAs document the establishment and termination of each fiduciary 
account and maintain adequate records. Records must be retained for a 
period of three years from the later of the termination of the account 
or the termination of any litigation. The records must be separate and 
distinct from other records of the institution.
    Twelve CFR 9.9 and 12 CFR 150.480 require national banks and FSAs 
to note the results of an audit (including significant actions taken as 
a result of the audit) in the minutes of the board of directors. 
National banks and FSAs that adopt a continuous audit system must note 
the results of all discrete audits performed since the last audit 
report (including significant actions taken as a result of the audits) 
in the minutes of the board of directors at least once during each 
calendar year.
    Twelve CFR 9.17(a) and 150.530 require that a national bank or FSA 
seeking to surrender its fiduciary powers file with the OCC a certified 
copy of the resolution of its board of directors evidencing that 
intent.
    Twelve CFR 9.18(b)(1) (and 12 CFR 150.260 by cross-reference) 
require national banks and FSAs to establish and maintain each CIF in 
accordance with a written plan approved by the board of directors or a 
committee authorized by the board. The plan must include provisions 
relating to:
     Investment powers and policies with respect to the fund;
     Allocation of income, profits, and losses;
     Fees and expenses that will be charged to the fund and to 
participating accounts;
     Terms and conditions regarding admission and withdrawal of 
participating accounts;
     Audits of participating accounts;
     Basis and method of valuing assets in the fund;
     Expected frequency for income distribution to 
participating accounts;
     Minimum frequency for valuation of fund assets;
     Amount of time following a valuation date during which the 
valuation must be made;
     Bases upon which the institution may terminate the fund; 
and
     Any other matters necessary to define clearly the rights 
of participating accounts.
    Twelve CFR 9.18(b)(1) (and 150.260 by cross-reference) require that 
a national bank or FSA make a copy of any CIF plan available for public 
inspection at its main office and provide a copy of the plan to any 
person who requests it.
    Twelve CFR 9.18(b)(4)(iii)(E) (and 150.260 by cross-reference) 
require that national banks and FSAs adopt portfolio and issuer 
qualitative standards and concentration restrictions for short-term 
investment funds (STIFs), a type of CIF.
    Twelve CFR 9.18(b)(4)(iii)(F) (and 150.260 by cross-reference) 
require that national banks and FSAs adopt liquidity standards and 
include provisions that address contingency funding needs for STIFs.
    Twelve CFR 9.18(b)(4)(iii)(G) (and 150.260 by cross-reference) 
require that national banks and FSAs adopt shadow pricing procedures 
for STIFs that calculate the extent of difference, if any, of the mark-
to-market net asset value

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per participating interest from the STIF's amortized cost per 
participating interest, and to take certain actions if that difference 
exceeds $0.005 per participating interest.
    Twelve CFR 9.18(b)(4)(iii)(H) (and 150.260 by cross-reference) 
require that national banks and FSAs adopt, for STIFs, procedures for 
stress testing the STIF's ability to maintain a stable net asset value 
per participating interest and provide for reporting the results.
    Twelve CFR 9.18(b)(4)(iii)(I) (and 150.260 by cross-reference) 
require that national banks and FSAs adopt, for STIFs, procedures that 
require a national bank or FSA to disclose to the OCC and to STIF 
participants within five business days after each calendar month-end 
the following information about the fund: total assets under 
management; mark-to-market and amortized cost net asset values; dollar-
weighted average portfolio maturity; dollar-weighted average portfolio 
life maturity as of the last business day of the prior calendar month; 
and certain other security-level information for each security held.
    Twelve CFR 9.18(b)(4)(iii)(J) (and 150.260 by cross-reference) 
require that national banks and FSAs adopt, for STIFs, procedures that 
require a national bank or FSA that manages a STIF to notify the OCC 
prior to or within one business day thereafter of certain events.
    Twelve CFR 9.18(b)(4)(iii)(K) (and 150.260 by cross-reference) 
require that national banks and FSAs adopt, for STIFs, certain 
procedures in the event that the STIF has repriced its net asset value 
below $0.995 per participating interest.
    Twelve CFR 9.18(b)(4)(iii)(L) (and 150.260 by cross-reference) 
require that national banks and FSAs adopt, for STIFs, procedures for 
initiating liquidation of a STIF upon the suspension or limitation of 
withdrawals as a result of redemptions.
    Twelve CFR 9.18(b)(6)(ii) (and 150.260 by cross-reference) require, 
for CIFs, that national banks and FSAs, at least once during each 12-
month period, prepare a financial report of the fund based on the audit 
required by 12 CFR 9.18(b)(6)(i). The report must disclose the fund's 
fees and expenses in a manner consistent with applicable state law in 
the state in which the national bank or FSA maintains the fund and must 
contain:
     A list of investments in the fund showing the cost and 
current market value of each investment;
     A statement covering the period after the previous report 
showing the following (organized by type of investment):
    [cir] A summary of purchases (with costs);
    [cir] A summary of sales (with profit or loss and any investment 
change);
    [cir] Income and disbursements; and
    [cir] An appropriate notation of any investments in default.
    Twelve CFR 9.18(b)(6)(iv) (and 150.260 by cross-reference) require 
that a national bank or FSA managing a CIF provide a copy of the 
financial report, or provide notice that a copy of the report is 
available upon request without charge, to each person who ordinarily 
would receive a regular periodic accounting with respect to each 
participating account. The national bank or FSA may provide a copy to 
prospective customers. In addition, the national bank or FSA must 
provide a copy of the report upon request to any person for a 
reasonable charge.
    Twelve CFR 9.18(c)(5) (and 150.260 by cross-reference) require 
that, for special exemption CIFs, national banks and FSAs must submit 
to the OCC a written plan that sets forth:
     The reason the proposed fund requires a special exemption;
     The provisions of the fund that are inconsistent with 12 
CFR 9.18(a) and (b);
     The provisions of 12 CFR 9.18(b) for which the national 
bank or FSA seeks an exemption; and
     The manner in which the proposed fund addresses the rights 
and interests of participating accounts.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 398.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 109,320 hours.
    The OCC published a notice for 60 days of comment regarding the 
collection on November 20, 2015, 80 FR 72784. No comments were 
received. Comments continue to be solicited 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: February 1, 2016.
Mary H. Gottlieb,
Regulatory Specialist, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division.
 [FR Doc. 2016-02207 Filed 2-4-16; 8:45 am]
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