Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Revision; Request for Comment; Uniform Interagency Transfer Agent Registration and Deregistration Forms, 21300-21301 [2017-09049]

Download as PDF 21300 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 86 / Friday, May 5, 2017 / Notices Docket No. Requester Regulation(s) Nature of special permit The proposed special permit segment would be treated as a high consequence area with the implementation of IM. The pipeline segment was installed prior to 1980. The proposed special permit area includes one (1) EPNG interstate pipeline segment of 20-inch diameter pipeline located in San Juan County in New Mexico. The pipeline operates at a MAOP of 894 psig. EPNG is owned and operated by the Kinder Morgan Company. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60118 (c)(1) and 49 CFR 1.97. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 01, 2017, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Alan K. Mayberry, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2017–09050 Filed 5–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Revision; Request for Comment; Uniform Interagency Transfer Agent Registration and Deregistration Forms 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 comment on the revision of an 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment on a revision to its collection titled ‘‘Uniform Interagency Transfer Agent Registration and Deregistration Forms.’’ DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 5, 2017. 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 SRADOVICH on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 May 04, 2017 Jkt 241001 ‘‘1557–0124, Forms TA–1 and TA–W,’’ 400 7th Street SW., Suite 3E–218, 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 comments or supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, OCC 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. The OCC is proposing to revise the following information collection: Report Title: Uniform Interagency Transfer Agent Registration and Deregistration Forms. Form Numbers: Form TA–1 & TA–W. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: National banks and their subsidiaries, federal savings associations and their subsidiaries. OMB Control No.: 1557–0124. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Form TA–1 Estimated Number of Respondents: Registrations: 1; Amendments: 10. PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Average Time per Response: Registrations: 1.25 hours; Amendments: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3 hours. Form TA–W Estimated Number of Respondents: Deregistrations: 2. Estimated Average Time per Response: Registrations: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1 hour. Section 17A(c) of the Security Exchange Act of 1934 (the Act) requires all transfer agents for securities registered under section 12 of the Act or, if the security would be required to be registered except for the exemption from registration provided by section 12(g)(2)(B) or section 12(g)(2)(G), to ‘‘fil[e] with the appropriate regulatory agency . . . an application for registration in such form and containing such information and documents . . . as such appropriate regulatory agency may prescribe as necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of this section.’’ 1 In general, an entity performing transfer agent functions for a qualifying security is required to register with its appropriate regulatory agency (‘‘ARA’’). The OCC’s regulations at 12 CFR 9.20 implement these provisions of the Act. To accomplish the registration of transfer agents, Form TA–1 was developed in 1975 as an interagency effort by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the federal banking agencies (the OCC, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation). The agencies primarily use the data collected on Form TA–1 to determine whether an application for registration should be approved, denied, accelerated, or postponed, and they use the data in connection with their supervisory responsibilities . . . .’’ In addition, when a national bank or federal savings association no longer acts as a transfer 1 15 U.S.C. 78q–1. E:\FR\FM\05MYN1.SGM 05MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 86 / Friday, May 5, 2017 / Notices agent for covered corporate securities or when the national bank or federal savings association is no longer supervised by the OCC, i.e., liquidates or converts to another form of financial institution, the national bank or federal savings association must file Form TA– W with the OCC requesting withdrawal from registration as a transfer agent. In 2007, the OCC removed Form TA–W from this information collection and began use of the SEC’s Form TA–W (OMB Control No. 3235–0151). The OCC is now reinstituting use of Form TA–W by national banks and federal savings associations to alleviate any confusion created by the use of the SEC form. The OCC has determined that Forms TA–1 and TA–W are mandatory and that their collection is authorized by sections 17A(c), 17(a)(3), and 23(a)(1) of the Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. 78q– 1(c), 78q(a)(3), and 78w(a)(1)). Additionally, section 3(a)(34)(B) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(34)(B)(ii)) provides that the OCC is the ARA in the case of a national banks and federal savings associations and subsidiaries of such institutions. The registrations are public filings and are not considered confidential. The OCC needs the information contained in this collection to fulfill its statutory responsibilities. Section 17A(c) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78q–1(c)), as amended, provides that all those authorized to transfer securities registered under section 12 of the Act (transfer agents) shall register ‘‘by filing with the appropriate regulatory agency . . . . an application for registration in such form and containing such information and documents . . . . as such appropriate regulatory agency may prescribe to be necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of this section.’’ Request for Comment 21301 (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: April 27, 2017. Karen Solomon, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. 2017–09049 Filed 5–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P All comments received are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. Comments are invited 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; DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Amended: Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2., that the Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans will meet May 10– May 12, 2017 at various locations in Washington DC. This notice is amended to reflect a change in the meeting time and location. Date Time Location May 10, 2017 .................................. 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ...................... * May 11, 2017 ................................ 8:20 a.m.–4:45 p.m. ...................... May 12, 2017 .................................. 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. .................... 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Conference Room 530, Washington, DC 20420. American Legion Headquarters, Main Conference Room, 1608 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20006. 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Conference Room 530, Washington, DC 20420. SRADOVICH on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Note: The asterisk (*) reflects the new meeting time and location. The meeting sessions are open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to provide the Secretary of Veterans Affairs with an on-going assessment of the effectiveness of the policies, organizational structures, and services of VA in assisting Veterans at-risk and experiencing homelessness. The Committee shall assemble and review information related to the needs of homeless Veterans and provide advice on the most appropriate means of providing assistance to that subset of the Veteran population. The Committee will make recommendations to the Secretary regarding such activities. The agenda will include briefings from officials at VA and other agencies regarding services for homeless Veterans. The Committee will also receive a briefing on the annual report that was developed after the last meeting of the Advisory Committee on VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 May 04, 2017 Jkt 241001 Homeless Veterans and will then discuss topics for its upcoming annual report and recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. No time will be allocated at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. Interested parties should provide written comments on issues affecting Veterans at-risk and experiencing homelessness for review by the Committee to Anthony Love, Designated Federal Officer, VHA Homeless Programs Office (10NC1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 90 K Street Northeast, Washington, DC, or via email at Anthony.Love@va.gov. Members of the public who wish to attend in-person should contact both Charles Selby and Timothy Underwood of the VHA Homeless Program Office by April 25, 2017, at Charles.Selby@va.gov and Timothy.Underwood@va.gov, while providing their name, professional affiliation, address, and phone number. PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 There will also be a call-in number at 1– 800–767–1750; Access Code: 79421#. Because the meeting is being held in a government building, a photo I.D. must be presented at the Guard’s Desk as a part of the clearance process. Due to an increase in security protocols, and in order to prevent delays in clearance processing, you should allow an additional 30 minutes before the meeting begins. Attendees who require reasonable accommodation should state so in their requests. Dated: May 2, 2017. Jelessa M. Burney, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–09134 Filed 5–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\05MYN1.SGM 05MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 86 (Friday, May 5, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21300-21301]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-09049]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection 
Revision; Request for Comment; Uniform Interagency Transfer Agent 
Registration and Deregistration Forms

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 comment on the revision of an 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
    The OCC is soliciting comment on a revision to its collection 
titled ``Uniform Interagency Transfer Agent Registration and 
Deregistration Forms.''

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 5, 2017.

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 ``1557-0124, Forms TA-1 and TA-W,'' 400 7th Street 
SW., Suite 3E-218, 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 comments or 
supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate 
for public disclosure.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, OCC 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 revise the following 
information collection:
    Report Title: Uniform Interagency Transfer Agent Registration and 
Deregistration Forms.
    Form Numbers: Form TA-1 & TA-W.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Affected Public: National banks and their subsidiaries, federal 
savings associations and their subsidiaries.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0124.

Form TA-1

    Estimated Number of Respondents: Registrations: 1; Amendments: 10.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: Registrations: 1.25 hours; 
Amendments: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3 hours.

Form TA-W

    Estimated Number of Respondents: Deregistrations: 2.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: Registrations: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1 hour.
    Section 17A(c) of the Security Exchange Act of 1934 (the Act) 
requires all transfer agents for securities registered under section 12 
of the Act or, if the security would be required to be registered 
except for the exemption from registration provided by section 
12(g)(2)(B) or section 12(g)(2)(G), to ``fil[e] with the appropriate 
regulatory agency . . . an application for registration in such form 
and containing such information and documents . . . as such appropriate 
regulatory agency may prescribe as necessary or appropriate in 
furtherance of the purposes of this section.'' \1\ In general, an 
entity performing transfer agent functions for a qualifying security is 
required to register with its appropriate regulatory agency (``ARA''). 
The OCC's regulations at 12 CFR 9.20 implement these provisions of the 
Act.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78q-1.
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    To accomplish the registration of transfer agents, Form TA-1 was 
developed in 1975 as an interagency effort by the Securities and 
Exchange Commission (SEC) and the federal banking agencies (the OCC, 
the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal 
Deposit Insurance Corporation). The agencies primarily use the data 
collected on Form TA-1 to determine whether an application for 
registration should be approved, denied, accelerated, or postponed, and 
they use the data in connection with their supervisory responsibilities 
. . . .'' In addition, when a national bank or federal savings 
association no longer acts as a transfer

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agent for covered corporate securities or when the national bank or 
federal savings association is no longer supervised by the OCC, i.e., 
liquidates or converts to another form of financial institution, the 
national bank or federal savings association must file Form TA-W with 
the OCC requesting withdrawal from registration as a transfer agent. In 
2007, the OCC removed Form TA-W from this information collection and 
began use of the SEC's Form TA-W (OMB Control No. 3235-0151). The OCC 
is now reinstituting use of Form TA-W by national banks and federal 
savings associations to alleviate any confusion created by the use of 
the SEC form.
    The OCC has determined that Forms TA-1 and TA-W are mandatory and 
that their collection is authorized by sections 17A(c), 17(a)(3), and 
23(a)(1) of the Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. 78q-1(c), 78q(a)(3), and 
78w(a)(1)). Additionally, section 3(a)(34)(B) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 
78c(a)(34)(B)(ii)) provides that the OCC is the ARA in the case of a 
national banks and federal savings associations and subsidiaries of 
such institutions. The registrations are public filings and are not 
considered confidential.
    The OCC needs the information contained in this collection to 
fulfill its statutory responsibilities. Section 17A(c) of the Act (15 
U.S.C. 78q-1(c)), as amended, provides that all those authorized to 
transfer securities registered under section 12 of the Act (transfer 
agents) shall register ``by filing with the appropriate regulatory 
agency . . . . an application for registration in such form and 
containing such information and documents . . . . as such appropriate 
regulatory agency may prescribe to be necessary or appropriate in 
furtherance of the purposes of this section.''

Request for Comment

    All comments received are part of the public record and subject to 
public disclosure. Comments are invited 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: April 27, 2017.
Karen Solomon,
Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
[FR Doc. 2017-09049 Filed 5-4-17; 8:45 am]
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