Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Revision; Submission for OMB Review; Uniform Interagency Transfer Agent Registration and Deregistration Forms, 34571-34572 [2017-15516]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 25, 2017 / Notices surveys will be reported in aggregate and not identify individuals. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the Information: NHTSA was established to reduce the number of deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes on the nations’ highways. As part of this statutory mandate, NHTSA is authorized to conduct research as a foundation for the development of motor vehicle standards and traffic safety programs. In support of this mission, NHTSA proposes to collect information from LELs and their State and/or sponsoring agency sponsors to improve NHTSA’s understanding of LEL programs in the United States and to evaluate the programmatic and cost effectiveness of existing LEL approaches. Study outcomes will be used to inform funding agencies and LEL programs about LEL best practices and what is required to maintain maximum LEL program effectiveness. The information will support States and other agencies and organizations in their efforts to reduce and prevent injuries among the motoring public through the use of traffic safety programs promoted by the LELs. Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number, and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information): NHTSA proposes to conduct two one-time surveys. The first survey will include the approximately 240 LELs across the country. The second survey will include the sponsoring agencies from the 49 States that use LELs, either State Highway Safety Office (SHSO) or other sponsoring agency personnel that supervise the LELs. Potential participants will be sent an advance letter to inform them of the survey and how to access the questionnaire along with a request for their participation. Both surveys will be administered using an online survey format. Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Record Keeping Burden Resulting From the Collection of Information: Each of the approximately 240 LELs and the LEL supervisors from the 49 sponsoring agencies will take the a single web-based online survey, which will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Data collection is expected to take place over a 2 month period of time in the spring of 2018. The estimated annual burden is approximately 217 total hours for both surveys combined. The participants will not incur any record keeping burden nor record keeping cost from the information collection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:30 Jul 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 Authority: 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A). Issued in Washington, DC, on July 20, 2017. Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2017–15567 Filed 7–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Revision; Submission for OMB Review; 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.’’ The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 24, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34571 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. Additionally, please send a copy of your comments by mail to: OCC Desk Officer, 1557–0124, 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, 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: Forms 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 E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 34572 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 25, 2017 / Notices 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 the agencies 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 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 mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 1 15 U.S.C. 78q–1. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:30 Jul 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 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, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 prescribe to be necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of this section.’’ Request for Comment The OCC issued a notice for 60 days of comment on May 5, 2017, 82 FR 21300. No comments were received. Comments continue to be 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: July 18, 2017. Karen Solomon, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. 2017–15516 Filed 7–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 25, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34571-34572]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection 
Revision; Submission for OMB Review; 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.'' The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent 
the collection to OMB for review.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 24, 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.
    Additionally, please send a copy of your comments by mail to: OCC 
Desk Officer, 1557-0124, 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, 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: Forms 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

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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 
the agencies 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 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, 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

    The OCC issued a notice for 60 days of comment on May 5, 2017, 82 
FR 21300. No comments were received. Comments continue to be 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: July 18, 2017.
Karen Solomon,
Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
[FR Doc. 2017-15516 Filed 7-24-17; 8:45 am]
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