Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Appraisal Management Companies, 12843-12845 [2018-05890]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 57 / Friday, March 23, 2018 / Notices verification, which will consist of copies of purchase invoices and a detailed description of the occupant protection system in place on the vehicle at the time it was delivered to the RI. The RI must also provide a similarly detailed description of the occupant protection system in place after the vehicle is altered, including photographs of all required labeling. The descriptions must include assembly diagrams and associated part numbers for all components that were removed from and installed on the vehicle, and descriptions of how the programming changes were completed and how compliance was verified. Additionally, photographs (e.g., screenshots) or report printouts, as practicable, must be submitted as proof that the reprogramming was carried out successfully. Proof in the form of test results that, as altered, the vehicle conforms to child protection requirements, passenger out of position, unbelted occupant, and telltale requirements of FMVSS No. 208 after the replacement parts and software updates are installed. FMVSS No. 225, Child Restraint Anchorage Systems; FNA commented that while G&K correctly summarized that they will need to add the appropriate child restraint anchorage, this summary unduly minimizes the expense and potential difficulties of said installation. Specifically, FNA states that installation will require replacement of upholstery, and that the screw holding the anchorage must be tightened to a precisely-defined torque. G&K responded by asserting that they have the necessary experience to install such an anchorage in a vehicle. NHTSA has decided that each conformity package must include photographic evidence that the required anchorage has been installed in each imported vehicle, and include a description of how the RI accomplished proper torqueing of the anchorage screw. FMVSS No. 301 Fuel System Integrity; FNA stated that the modifications to the fuel system that G&K identified in their petition may overlook reinforcements that have been provided for U.S.certified vehicles to limit the movement of the gearbox in rear-end collisions as a means of preventing its impact with the fuel tank. G&K responded by reiterating that they will inspect each individual vehicle for compliance with this standard, and that they will install additional brackets behind the gearbox similar to those found in U.S.-certified vehicles as necessary. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:54 Mar 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 NHTSA has decided that each conformity package must include a detailed description of all modifications made to achieve conformity with this standard and that all newly installed and replaced components must be U.S.conforming model Ferrari replacement components, provided that the non-U.S. vehicles were manufactured with mounting anchorages that are identical to those on the U.S.-certified vehicles. This description must include part number verification for each part replaced, copies of purchase invoices, and photographic evidence of the modifications made to achieve conformity. In addition to the information specified above, each conformity package must include evidence showing how the RI verified that the changes they made in loading or reprograming vehicle software to achieve conformity with each separate FMVSS, did not also cause the vehicle to fall out of compliance with any other applicable FMVSS. Decision Accordingly, on the basis of the foregoing, NHTSA hereby decides that MY 2013–2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta passenger cars that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable FMVSS, are substantially similar to MY 2013–2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta passenger cars manufactured for importation into and/or sale in the United States, and certified under 49 U.S.C. 30115, and are capable of being readily altered to conform to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Vehicle Eligibility Number for Subject Vehicles The importer of a vehicle admissible under any final decision must indicate on the form HS–7 accompanying entry the appropriate vehicle eligibility number indicating that the vehicle is eligible for entry. VSP–594 is the vehicle eligibility number assigned to vehicles admissible under this notice of final decision. Authority: (49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8). Michael Cole, Acting Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2018–05917 Filed 3–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12843 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Appraisal Management Companies 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 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, ‘‘Appraisal Management Companies.’’ DATES: You should submit written comments by May 22, 2018. 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. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: prainfo@occ.treas.gov. • Mail: Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Attention: 1557–0324, 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E–218, Washington, DC 20219. • Hand Delivery/Courier: 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E–218, Washington, DC 20219. • Fax: (571) 465–4326. Instructions: You must include ‘‘OCC’’ as the agency name and ‘‘1557– 0324’’ in your comment. In general, the OCC will publish them on www.reginfo.gov without change, including any business or personal information that you provide, such as name and address information, email addresses, or phone numbers. 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 12844 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 57 / Friday, March 23, 2018 / Notices You may review comments and other related materials that pertain to this information collection beginning on the date of publication of the second notice for this collection 1 by any of the following methods: • Viewing Comments Electronically: Go to www.reginfo.gov. Click on the ‘‘Information Collection Review’’ tab. Underneath the ‘‘Currently under Review’’ section heading, from the dropdown menu, select ‘‘Department of Treasury’’ and then click ‘‘submit.’’ This information collection can be located by searching by OMB control number ‘‘1557–0324’’ or ‘‘Appraisal Management Companies.’’ Upon finding the appropriate information collection, click on the related ‘‘ICR Reference Number.’’ On the next screen, select ‘‘View Supporting Statement and Other Documents’’ and then click on the link to any comment listed at the bottom of the screen. • For assistance in navigating www.reginfo.gov, please contact the Regulatory Information Service Center at (202) 482–7340. • Viewing Comments Personally: You may personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC. 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 hearing impaired, TTY, (202) 649–5597. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid governmentissued photo identification and submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, OCC Clearance Officer, (202) 649–5490 or, for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, TTY, (202) 649–5597, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E–218, Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the OMB for each collection of information that they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) to include agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of title 44 requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each 1 Following the close of the 60-Day comment period for this notice, the OCC will publish a notice for 30 days of comment for this collection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:54 Mar 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the OCC is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document. Title: Appraisal Management Companies. OMB Control No.: 1557–0324. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Type of Review: Regular review. Abstract: The OCC, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau), and Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) (Agencies) have rules implementing the minimum requirements in section 1473 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to be applied by States in the registration and supervision of appraisal management companies (AMCs). The Agencies have also implemented the requirement in section 1473 of the Dodd-Frank Act for States to report to the Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) the information required by the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) to administer the new national registry of appraisal management companies (AMC National Registry or Registry). State Recordkeeping Requirements States seeking to register AMCs must have an AMC registration and supervision program. Section 34.213(a) requires each participating State to establish and maintain within its appraiser certifying and licensing agency a registration and supervision program with the legal authority and mechanisms to: (i) Review and approve or deny an application for initial registration; (ii) periodically review and renew, or deny renewal of, an AMC’s registration; (iii) examine an AMC’s books and records and require the submission of reports, information, and documents; (iv) verify an AMC’s panel members’ certifications or licenses; (v) investigate and assess potential law, regulation, or order violations; (vi) discipline, suspend, terminate, or deny registration renewals of, AMCs that violate laws, regulations, or orders; and (vii) report violations of appraisalrelated laws, regulations, or orders, and disciplinary and enforcement actions to the ASC. Section 34.213(b) requires each participating State to impose PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requirements on AMCs not owned and controlled by an insured depository institution and regulated by a Federal financial institution’s regulatory agency to: (i) Register with and be subject to supervision by a State appraiser certifying and licensing agency in each State in which the AMC operates; (ii) use only State-certified or State-licensed appraisers for Federally regulated transactions in conformity with any Federally regulated transaction regulations; (iii) establish and comply with processes and controls reasonably designed to ensure that the AMC, in engaging an appraiser, selects an appraiser who is independent of the transaction and who has the requisite education, expertise, and experience necessary to competently complete the appraisal assignment for the particular market and property type; (iv) direct the appraiser to perform the assignment in accordance with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP); and (v) establish and comply with processes and controls reasonably designed to ensure that the AMC conducts its appraisal management services in accordance with section 129E(a)–(i) of the Truth in Lending Act. State Reporting Burden Section 34.216 requires that each State electing to register AMCs for purposes of permitting AMCs to provide appraisal management services relating to covered transactions in the State must submit to the ASC the information required to be submitted under subpart H to part 34 and any additional information required by the ASC concerning AMCs. AMC Reporting Requirements Section 34.215(c) requires that a Federally regulated AMC must report to the State or States in which it operates the information required to be submitted by the State pursuant to the ASC’s policies, including: (i) Information regarding the determination of the AMC National Registry fee; and (ii) the information listed in § 34.214. Section 34.214 provides that an AMC may not be registered by a State or included on the AMC National Registry if such company is owned, directly or indirectly, by any person who has had an appraiser license or certificate refused, denied, cancelled, surrendered in lieu of revocation, or revoked in any State. Each person that owns more than 10 percent of an AMC shall submit to a background investigation carried out by the State appraiser certifying and licensing agency. While § 34.214 does not authorize States to conduct background investigations of Federally E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 57 / Friday, March 23, 2018 / Notices regulated AMCs, it would allow a State to do so if the Federally regulated AMC chooses to register voluntarily with the State. AMC Recordkeeping Requirements Section 34.212(b) provides that an appraiser in an AMC’s network or panel is deemed to remain on the network or panel until: (i) The AMC sends a written notice to the appraiser removing the appraiser with an explanation; or (ii) receives a written notice from the appraiser asking to be removed or a notice of the death or incapacity of the appraiser. The AMC would retain these notices in its files. Estimated Number of Respondents: 200 AMCs; 55 States and Territories. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 421. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and 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 OCC, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the OCC’s estimate of the information collection burden; (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: March 15, 2018. Karen Solomon, Acting Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2018–05890 Filed 3–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Employers’ Identification Numbers Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:54 Mar 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 paperwork and respondent burden, invites the 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. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning information collection requirements related to the application for an employer identification number. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 22, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Roberto Mora-Figueroa, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Employers’ identification numbers. OMB Number: 1545–0003. Form Number: SS–4; SS–4–PR. Abstract: Sections 6011 and 6109 of the Internal Revenue Code, section 31.6011(b) of the Employment Tax Regulations, and section 301.6109 1 of the Procedures and Administration Regulations require certain taxpayers to have an employer identification number (EIN), for use on returns, statements, or other documents. An EIN is a nine-digit number (for example, 12–3456789) assigned to sole proprietors, corporations, partnerships, estates, trusts, and other entities for tax filing and reporting purposes. Current Actions: There is no change to the burden previously approved. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,612,708. Estimated Time per Respondent: 33 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 903,116. The following paragraph applies to all 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 if their contents may become material in the administration of any PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12845 internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Desired Focus of Comments: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., by permitting electronic submissions of responses. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the ICR for OMB approval of the extension of the information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Approved: March 19, 2018. R. Joseph Durbala, IRS Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2018–05930 Filed 3–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery Departmental Offices, U.S. Department of the Treasury. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The public is invited to submit comments on these requests. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 57 (Friday, March 23, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12843-12845]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection 
Renewal; Comment Request; Appraisal Management Companies

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, ``Appraisal Management Companies.''

DATES: You should submit written comments by May 22, 2018.

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. You may submit comments by any of the following 
methods:
     Email: [email protected].
     Mail: Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, 
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Attention: 1557-0324, 400 
7th Street SW, Suite 3E-218, Washington, DC 20219.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E-218, 
Washington, DC 20219.
     Fax: (571) 465-4326.
    Instructions: You must include ``OCC'' as the agency name and 
``1557-0324'' in your comment. In general, the OCC will publish them on 
www.reginfo.gov without change, including any business or personal 
information that you provide, such as name and address information, 
email addresses, or phone numbers. 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.

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    You may review comments and other related materials that pertain to 
this information collection beginning on the date of publication of the 
second notice for this collection \1\ by any of the following methods:
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    \1\ Following the close of the 60-Day comment period for this 
notice, the OCC will publish a notice for 30 days of comment for 
this collection.
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     Viewing Comments Electronically: Go to www.reginfo.gov. 
Click on the ``Information Collection Review'' tab. Underneath the 
``Currently under Review'' section heading, from the drop-down menu, 
select ``Department of Treasury'' and then click ``submit.'' This 
information collection can be located by searching by OMB control 
number ``1557-0324'' or ``Appraisal Management Companies.'' Upon 
finding the appropriate information collection, click on the related 
``ICR Reference Number.'' On the next screen, select ``View Supporting 
Statement and Other Documents'' and then click on the link to any 
comment listed at the bottom of the screen.
     For assistance in navigating www.reginfo.gov, please 
contact the Regulatory Information Service Center at (202) 482-7340.
     Viewing Comments Personally: You may personally inspect 
and photocopy comments at the OCC, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC. 
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 hearing impaired, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, OCC Clearance 
Officer, (202) 649-5490 or, for persons who are deaf or hearing 
impaired, TTY, (202) 649-5597, Legislative and Regulatory Activities 
Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW, 
Suite 3E-218, Washington, DC 20219.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), Federal 
agencies must obtain approval from the OMB for each collection of 
information that they conduct or sponsor. ``Collection of information'' 
is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) to include agency 
requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, 
keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 
3506(c)(2)(A) of title 44 requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day 
notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of 
information, including each proposed extension of an existing 
collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for 
approval. To comply with this requirement, the OCC is publishing notice 
of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document.
    Title: Appraisal Management Companies.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0324.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Type of Review: Regular review.
    Abstract: The OCC, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 
(FRB), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), National Credit 
Union Administration (NCUA), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 
(Bureau), and Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) (Agencies) have 
rules implementing the minimum requirements in section 1473 of the 
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to be applied 
by States in the registration and supervision of appraisal management 
companies (AMCs). The Agencies have also implemented the requirement in 
section 1473 of the Dodd-Frank Act for States to report to the 
Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions 
Examination Council (FFIEC) the information required by the Appraisal 
Subcommittee (ASC) to administer the new national registry of appraisal 
management companies (AMC National Registry or Registry).

State Recordkeeping Requirements

    States seeking to register AMCs must have an AMC registration and 
supervision program. Section 34.213(a) requires each participating 
State to establish and maintain within its appraiser certifying and 
licensing agency a registration and supervision program with the legal 
authority and mechanisms to: (i) Review and approve or deny an 
application for initial registration; (ii) periodically review and 
renew, or deny renewal of, an AMC's registration; (iii) examine an 
AMC's books and records and require the submission of reports, 
information, and documents; (iv) verify an AMC's panel members' 
certifications or licenses; (v) investigate and assess potential law, 
regulation, or order violations; (vi) discipline, suspend, terminate, 
or deny registration renewals of, AMCs that violate laws, regulations, 
or orders; and (vii) report violations of appraisal-related laws, 
regulations, or orders, and disciplinary and enforcement actions to the 
ASC.
    Section 34.213(b) requires each participating State to impose 
requirements on AMCs not owned and controlled by an insured depository 
institution and regulated by a Federal financial institution's 
regulatory agency to: (i) Register with and be subject to supervision 
by a State appraiser certifying and licensing agency in each State in 
which the AMC operates; (ii) use only State-certified or State-licensed 
appraisers for Federally regulated transactions in conformity with any 
Federally regulated transaction regulations; (iii) establish and comply 
with processes and controls reasonably designed to ensure that the AMC, 
in engaging an appraiser, selects an appraiser who is independent of 
the transaction and who has the requisite education, expertise, and 
experience necessary to competently complete the appraisal assignment 
for the particular market and property type; (iv) direct the appraiser 
to perform the assignment in accordance with Uniform Standards of 
Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP); and (v) establish and comply 
with processes and controls reasonably designed to ensure that the AMC 
conducts its appraisal management services in accordance with section 
129E(a)-(i) of the Truth in Lending Act.

State Reporting Burden

    Section 34.216 requires that each State electing to register AMCs 
for purposes of permitting AMCs to provide appraisal management 
services relating to covered transactions in the State must submit to 
the ASC the information required to be submitted under subpart H to 
part 34 and any additional information required by the ASC concerning 
AMCs.

AMC Reporting Requirements

    Section 34.215(c) requires that a Federally regulated AMC must 
report to the State or States in which it operates the information 
required to be submitted by the State pursuant to the ASC's policies, 
including: (i) Information regarding the determination of the AMC 
National Registry fee; and (ii) the information listed in Sec.  34.214.
    Section 34.214 provides that an AMC may not be registered by a 
State or included on the AMC National Registry if such company is 
owned, directly or indirectly, by any person who has had an appraiser 
license or certificate refused, denied, cancelled, surrendered in lieu 
of revocation, or revoked in any State. Each person that owns more than 
10 percent of an AMC shall submit to a background investigation carried 
out by the State appraiser certifying and licensing agency. While Sec.  
34.214 does not authorize States to conduct background investigations 
of Federally

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regulated AMCs, it would allow a State to do so if the Federally 
regulated AMC chooses to register voluntarily with the State.

AMC Recordkeeping Requirements

    Section 34.212(b) provides that an appraiser in an AMC's network or 
panel is deemed to remain on the network or panel until: (i) The AMC 
sends a written notice to the appraiser removing the appraiser with an 
explanation; or (ii) receives a written notice from the appraiser 
asking to be removed or a notice of the death or incapacity of the 
appraiser. The AMC would retain these notices in its files.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 200 AMCs; 55 States and 
Territories.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 421.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and 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 OCC, including whether the 
information has practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the OCC's estimate of the information 
collection burden;
    (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: March 15, 2018.
Karen Solomon,
Acting Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel.
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