Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collections; Comment Request, 65674-65675 [2016-22913]

Download as PDF 65674 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 185 / Friday, September 23, 2016 / Notices Issued: September 20, 2016. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2016–22991 Filed 9–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Office of Government Information Services [NARA–2016–055] Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee; Meeting National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App) and the second United States Open Government National Action Plan (NAP) released on December 5, 2013, NARA announces an upcoming Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee meeting. DATES: The meeting will be October 25, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT. You must register for the meeting by 5:00 p.m. EDT on October 23, 2016. 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[FR Doc. 2016–22893 Filed 9–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collections; Comment Request National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on extensions of previously approved collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 22, 2016 to be assured consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the information collections to Dawn Wolfgang, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Fax No. 703–519–8579; or Email at PRAComments@NCUA.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to the address above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Number: 3133–0094. Title: Suspicious Activity Report by Depository Institutions. Abstract: The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury, was granted broad authority to require suspicious transaction reporting under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) (31 U.S.C. 5318(g)). FinCEN joined with the bank regulators in adopting and requiring reports of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 suspicious transactions on a consolidated suspicious activity report (SARs) form. This simplified the process through which banks inform their regulators and law enforcement about suspected criminal activity. In 2011, FinCEN transitioned from industry specific paper forms to one electronically filed dynamic and interactive BAS–SAR for use by all filing institutions. Information about suspicious transactions conducted or attempted by, at, through, or otherwise involving credit unions are collected through FinCEN’s BSA E-filing system by credit unions. A SAR is to be filed no later than 30 calendar days from the date of the initial detection of facts that may constitute a basis for filing a SAR. If no suspect can be identified, the period for filing a SAR is extended to 60 days. FinCEN and law enforcement agencies use the information on BSA–SARs and the supporting documentation retained by the banks for criminal investigation and prosecution purposes. Adjustments in burden are due to an increase in total filings of suspicious activity by federally insured credit unions. The decrease in burden is due to adjustments made to the reporting and recordkeeping burden to align with FinCEN requirements. Type of Review: Extension of a previously approved collection. Affected Public: Private Sector: Notfor-profit institutions. Estimated No. of Respondents/ Recordkeepers: 5,887. Estimated No. of Responses per Respondent: 14.24. Estimated Annual Responses: 83,859. Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 83,859. OMB Number: 3133–0167. Title: Foreign Branching; 12 CFR 741.11. Abstract: Pursuant to Part 741, Section 741.11 of the NCUA Rules and Regulations, an insured credit union that wishes to establish a branch office outside the United States (other than branches located on United States military installations or embassies) must apply for and receive approval from the NCUA regional director before establishing that branch. The application must include (1) a business plan, (2) written approval by the state supervisory agency if the applicant is a state-chartered credit union, and (3) documentation evidencing written permission from the host country to establish the branch that explicitly recognizes NCUA’s authority to examine and take any enforcement actions, E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 185 / Friday, September 23, 2016 / Notices including conservatorship and liquidation actions. It is NCUA’s understanding that no Federally Insured Credit Unions have sought to open any branches covered by this requirement over the last three years. However, we are seeking to maintain the OMB control number in the event that a credit union wishes to exercise this option. This information is necessary to evaluate the safety and soundness of the decision to open the branch and to protect the interests of the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. Type of Review: Extension of a previously approved collection. Estimated No. Respondents: Federally-insured credit unions. Estimated No. of Respondents: One. Frequency of Response: Once per foreign branch. Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 32. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 32. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. The public is invited to submit comments concerning: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper execution of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. By John Brolin, Acting Secretary of the Board, the National Credit Union Administration, on September 19, 2016. Dated: September 19, 2016. Dawn D. Wolfgang, NCUA PRA Clearance Officer. Dated: September 19, 2016. Samantha Jones, Assistant Chief of Staff, Administration, National Mediation Board. [FR Doc. 2016–22913 Filed 9–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7535–01–P sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments within 60 days from the date of this publication. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Assistant Chief of Staff, Administration publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Record keeping burden. OMB invites public comment. Currently, the National Mediation Board is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the Application for Mediation Services and is interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the agency; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the agency enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the agency minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Application for Mediation Services NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests National Mediation Board. The Assistant Chief of Staff, Administration invites comments on the AGENCY: SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Sep 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 Type of Review: Extension. Title: Application for Mediation Services, OMB Number: 3140–0002. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Carrier and Union Officials, and employees of railroads and airlines. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65675 Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 50 annually. Burden Hours: 12.50. Abstract: Section 5, First of the Railway Labor Act, 45 U.S.C., 155, First, provides that both, or either, of the parties to the labor-management dispute may invoke the mediation services of the National Mediation Board. Congress has determined that it is in the nation’s best interest to provide for governmental mediation as the primary dispute resolution mechanism to resolve labormanagement disputes in the railroad and airline industries. The Railway Labor Act is silent as to how the invocation of mediation is to be accomplished and the Board has not promulgated regulations requiring any specific vehicle. Nonetheless, 29 CFR1203.1 provides that applications for mediation services be made on printed forms which may be secured from the National Mediation Board. This section of the regulations provides that applications should be submitted in duplicate, show the exact nature of the dispute, the number of employees involved, name of the carrier and name of the labor organization, date of agreement between the parties, date and copy of notice served by the invoking party to the other and date of final conference between the parties. The application should be signed by the highest officer of the carrier who has been designated to handle disputes under the Railway Labor Act or by the chief executive of the labor organization, whichever party files the application. The extension of this form is necessary considering the information provided by the parties is used by the Board to structure a mediation process that will be productive to the parties and result in a settlement without resort to strike or lockout. The Board has been very successful in resolving labor disputes in the railroad and airline industries. Historically, some 97 percent of all NMB mediation cases have been successfully resolved without interruptions to public service. Since 1980, only slightly more than 1 percent of cases have involved a disruption of service. This success ratio would possibly be reduced if the Board was unable to collect the brief information that it does in the application for mediation services. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from www.nmb.gov or should be addressed to Denise Murdock, NMB, 1301 K Street NW., Suite 250 E, Washington, DC 20005 or addressed to E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 185 (Friday, September 23, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65674-65675]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-22913]


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NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collections; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites 
the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on extensions 
of previously approved collections, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 22, 
2016 to be assured consideration.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the information collections to Dawn Wolfgang, National Credit Union 
Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Fax No. 
703-519-8579; or Email at PRAComments@NCUA.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to the address above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Number: 3133-0094.
    Title: Suspicious Activity Report by Depository Institutions.
    Abstract: The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), 
Department of the Treasury, was granted broad authority to require 
suspicious transaction reporting under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) (31 
U.S.C. 5318(g)). FinCEN joined with the bank regulators in adopting and 
requiring reports of suspicious transactions on a consolidated 
suspicious activity report (SARs) form. This simplified the process 
through which banks inform their regulators and law enforcement about 
suspected criminal activity. In 2011, FinCEN transitioned from industry 
specific paper forms to one electronically filed dynamic and 
interactive BAS-SAR for use by all filing institutions.
    Information about suspicious transactions conducted or attempted 
by, at, through, or otherwise involving credit unions are collected 
through FinCEN's BSA E-filing system by credit unions. A SAR is to be 
filed no later than 30 calendar days from the date of the initial 
detection of facts that may constitute a basis for filing a SAR. If no 
suspect can be identified, the period for filing a SAR is extended to 
60 days. FinCEN and law enforcement agencies use the information on 
BSA-SARs and the supporting documentation retained by the banks for 
criminal investigation and prosecution purposes.
    Adjustments in burden are due to an increase in total filings of 
suspicious activity by federally insured credit unions. The decrease in 
burden is due to adjustments made to the reporting and recordkeeping 
burden to align with FinCEN requirements.
    Type of Review: Extension of a previously approved collection.
    Affected Public: Private Sector: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated No. of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 5,887.
    Estimated No. of Responses per Respondent: 14.24.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 83,859.
    Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 83,859.
    OMB Number: 3133-0167.
    Title: Foreign Branching; 12 CFR 741.11.
    Abstract: Pursuant to Part 741, Section 741.11 of the NCUA Rules 
and Regulations, an insured credit union that wishes to establish a 
branch office outside the United States (other than branches located on 
United States military installations or embassies) must apply for and 
receive approval from the NCUA regional director before establishing 
that branch. The application must include (1) a business plan, (2) 
written approval by the state supervisory agency if the applicant is a 
state-chartered credit union, and (3) documentation evidencing written 
permission from the host country to establish the branch that 
explicitly recognizes NCUA's authority to examine and take any 
enforcement actions,

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including conservatorship and liquidation actions.
    It is NCUA's understanding that no Federally Insured Credit Unions 
have sought to open any branches covered by this requirement over the 
last three years. However, we are seeking to maintain the OMB control 
number in the event that a credit union wishes to exercise this option.
    This information is necessary to evaluate the safety and soundness 
of the decision to open the branch and to protect the interests of the 
National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund.
    Type of Review: Extension of a previously approved collection.
    Estimated No. Respondents: Federally-insured credit unions.
    Estimated No. of Respondents: One.
    Frequency of Response: Once per foreign branch.
    Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 32.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 32.
    Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice 
will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management 
and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record. The public is invited to submit comments concerning: (a) 
Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper 
execution of the function of the agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information, 
including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
the information on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

    By John Brolin, Acting Secretary of the Board, the National 
Credit Union Administration, on September 19, 2016.

    Dated: September 19, 2016.
Dawn D. Wolfgang,
NCUA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-22913 Filed 9-22-16; 8:45 am]
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