Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Leasing, 18940-18941 [2016-07351]

Download as PDF 18940 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 63 / Friday, April 1, 2016 / Notices 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: 117. The OCC issued a notice for 60 days of comment regarding this collection on January 20, 2016, 81 FR 3237. No comments were received. Comments continue to be 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: March 28, 2016. Mary Hoyle Gottlieb, Regulatory Specialist, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. 2016–07350 Filed 3–31–16; 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; Submission for OMB Review; Leasing Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Mar 31, 2016 Jkt 238001 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, ‘‘Leasing.’’ The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review. DATES: Comments must be received by May 2, 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: 1557–0206, 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, 1557–0206, 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: The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval of the following information collection: Title: Leasing. PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB Control No.: 1557–0206. Description: This submission requests the renewal of PRA clearance for an existing regulation and involves no change to the regulation or to the information collection requirements. Under 12 CFR 23.4(c), national banks must liquidate or release property that is no longer subject to lease (off-lease property) within five years from the date of the lease expiration. If a national bank wishes to extend the five-year holding period for up to an additional five years, it must obtain OCC approval. Permitting a national bank to extend the holding period may result in cost savings. It also may provide flexibility for a national bank that experiences unusual or unforeseen conditions that would make it imprudent to dispose of the off-lease property prior to the expiration of the five-year holding 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 E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 63 / Friday, April 1, 2016 / Notices 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. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 345. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 678. The OCC published a notice for 60 days of comment on January 20, 2016, 81 FR 3236. No comments were received. Comments continue to be 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: March 28, 2016. Mary Hoyle Gottlieb, Regulatory Specialist, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division. [FR Doc. 2016–07351 Filed 3–31–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 5884 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Mar 31, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 5884, Work Opportunity Credit. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 31, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Tuawana Pinkston, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 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 Sara Covington, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224 or through the Internet at Sara.L.Covington@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Work Opportunity Credit. OMB Number: 1545–0219. Form Number: 5884. Abstract: Internal Revenue Code section 38(b)(2) allows a credit against income tax to employers hiring individuals from certain targeted groups such as welfare recipients, etc. The employer uses Form 5884 to compute this credit. The IRS uses the information on the form to verify that the correct amount of credit was claimed. Current Actions: Changes were made to comply with legislative rulings. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit organizations and farms. Estimated Number of Responses: 11,677. Estimated Time per Respondent: 6 hours, 39 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 77,653. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18941 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: March 29, 2016. Sara Covington, IRS Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2016–07435 Filed 3–31–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC); Nominations Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Request for nominations. AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requests applications of individuals to be considered for selection as members of the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC). Nominations should describe and document the proposed member’s qualifications for IRPAC membership, including the applicant’s past or current affiliations and dealings with the particular tax segment or segments of the community that he or she wishes to represent on the committee. In addition to nominations from interested individuals, the IRS is soliciting nominations from professional and public interest groups that wish to have representatives on the IRPAC. IRPAC will be comprised of 19 members. There are eight positions open for calendar year 2017. It is important that IRPAC continue to represent a diverse taxpayer and stakeholder base. Accordingly, to maintain membership diversity, selection is based on the applicant’s qualifications as well as the taxpayer or stakeholder base the applicant represents. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 63 (Friday, April 1, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18940-18941]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-07351]


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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; Leasing

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 the renewal of its 
information collection titled, ``Leasing.'' The OCC also is giving 
notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.

DATES:  Comments must be received by May 2, 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: 1557-0206, 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, 1557-0206, 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: The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval 
of the following information collection:
    Title: Leasing.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0206.
    Description: This submission requests the renewal of PRA clearance 
for an existing regulation and involves no change to the regulation or 
to the information collection requirements.
    Under 12 CFR 23.4(c), national banks must liquidate or release 
property that is no longer subject to lease (off-lease property) within 
five years from the date of the lease expiration. If a national bank 
wishes to extend the five-year holding period for up to an additional 
five years, it must obtain OCC approval. Permitting a national bank to 
extend the holding period may result in cost savings. It also may 
provide flexibility for a national bank that experiences unusual or 
unforeseen conditions that would make it imprudent to dispose of the 
off-lease property prior to the expiration of the five-year holding 
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

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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.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 345.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 678.
    The OCC published a notice for 60 days of comment on January 20, 
2016, 81 FR 3236. No comments were received. Comments continue to be 
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: March 28, 2016.
Mary Hoyle Gottlieb,
Regulatory Specialist, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division.
[FR Doc. 2016-07351 Filed 3-31-16; 8:45 am]
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