Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB, 31149-31150 [2018-14305]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 3, 2018 / Notices assets and regulatory capital attributable to the company’s ‘‘U.S. operations.’’ Under Regulation XX, liabilities of a foreign banking organization’s U.S. operations are calculated using the riskweighted asset methodology for subsidiaries subject to risk-based capital rules, plus the assets of all branches, agencies, and nonbank subsidiaries, calculated in accordance with applicable accounting standards. Liabilities attributable to the U.S. operations of a foreign financial company that is not a foreign banking organization are calculated in a similar manner to the method described for foreign banking organizations, but liabilities of a U.S. subsidiary not subject to risk-based capital rules are calculated based on the U.S. subsidiary’s liabilities under applicable accounting standards. The Federal Reserve used information collected on the Capital and Asset Report for Foreign Banking Organizations (FR Y–7Q), the FR Y–9C and the FR XX–1 to calculate liabilities of these institutions. By order of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, acting through the Director of Supervision and Regulation under delegated authority, June 27, 2018. Ann Misback, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2018–14241 Filed 7–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. SUMMARY: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) is adopting a proposal to extend for three years, without revision, Recordkeeping and Disclosure Requirements Associated with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Regulation B (Equal Credit Opportunity Act) (FR B; OMB No. 7100–0201). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer—Nuha Elmaghrabi—Office of the Chief Data Officer, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551 (202) 452–3829. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202) 263–4869, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. OMB Desk Officer—Shagufta Ahmed—Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Jul 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395–6974. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board. Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instrument(s) are placed into OMB’s public docket files. The Board may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Final approval under OMB delegated authority of the extension for three years, without revision, of the following report: Report title: Recordkeeping and Disclosure Requirements Associated with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Regulation B (Equal Credit Opportunity Act). Agency form number: FR B. OMB control number: 7100–0201. Frequency: Monthly; annually. Respondents: State member banks; subsidiaries of state member banks; subsidiaries of bank holding companies; U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks (other than federal branches, federal agencies, and insured state branches of foreign banks); commercial lending companies owned or controlled by foreign banks; and organizations operating under section 25 or 25A of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 601– 604a; 611–631). Estimated number of respondents: Notifications, furnishing of credit information, record retention (applications, actions, and prescreened solicitations), information for monitoring purposes, and rules on providing appraisal reports (providing appraisal report), 958 respondents; Selftesting: Record retention—incentives, 92 respondents; Self-testing: Record retention—self-correction, 23 respondents; and Self-testing: Record retention—rules concerning requests for information (disclosure for optional selftest), 92 respondents. Estimated average hours per response: Notifications, 6 hours; Furnishing of PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31149 credit information, 2.5 hours; Record retention (applications, actions, and prescreened solicitations), 8 hours; Information for monitoring purposes, 0.25 hours; Rules on providing appraisal reports (providing appraisal report), 3 hours; Self-testing: Record retention— incentives, 2 hours; Self-testing: Record retention—self-correction, 8 hours; and Self-testing: Record retention—rules concerning requests for information (disclosure for optional self-test), 3.5 hours. Estimated annual burden hours: Notifications, 68,976 hours; Furnishing of credit information, 28,740 hours; Record retention (applications, actions, and prescreened solicitations), 7,664 hours; Information for monitoring purposes, 2,874 hours; Rules on providing appraisal reports (providing appraisal report), 34,488 hours; Selftesting: Record retention—incentives, 184 hours; Self-testing: Record retention—self-correction, 184 hours; and Self-testing: Record retention—rules concerning requests for information (disclosure for optional self-test), 3,864 hours. General description of report: The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) was enacted in 1974 and is implemented by the CFPB’s Regulation B for institutions the Board supervises.1 The ECOA prohibits discrimination in any aspect of a credit transaction because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (provided the applicant has the capacity to contract), or other specified bases (receipt of public assistance, or the fact that the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act (15 U.S.C. 1600 et seq.)). To aid in implementation of this prohibition, the statute and regulation subject creditors to various mandatory disclosure requirements, notification provisions informing applicants of action taken on the credit application, provision of appraisal reports in connection with mortgages, credit history reporting, monitoring rules, and recordkeeping requirements. These requirements are triggered by specific events and disclosures must be provided within the time periods established by the statute and regulation. Legal authorization and confidentiality: The CFPB is authorized to issue its Regulation B pursuant to its authority to prescribe regulations to carry out the purposes of ECOA (15 U.S.C. 1691b). The obligation to comply with the recordkeeping and disclosure 1 15 U.S.C. 1691. The CFPB’s Regulation B is located at 12 CFR part 1002. E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 31150 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 3, 2018 / Notices requirements of CFPB’s Regulation B is mandatory. Because the recordkeeping and disclosure requirements of the CFPB’s Regulation B require creditors to retain their own records and to make certain disclosures to customers, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) would only be implicated if the Board’s examiners retained a copy of this information as part of an examination of a bank. Records obtained as a part of an examination or supervision of a bank are exempt from disclosure under FOIA exemption (b)(8), for examination material (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8)). In addition, the records may also be exempt under FOIA exemption (b)(4) or (b)(6). Records would be exempt under (b)(4) if the records contained ‘‘trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person [that is] privileged or confidential’’ and the disclosure of the information is likely to cause substantial harm to the competitive position of the respondents (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). Records would be exempt under (b)(6) if the records contained personal information, the disclosure of which would ‘‘constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy’’ (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(6)). Current actions: On April 13, 2018, the Board published a notice in the Federal Register (83 FR 16098) requesting public comment for 60 days on the extension, without revision, of the FR B. The comment period for this notice expired on June 12, 2018. The Board received one comment letter that addressed matter outside the scope of this proposal. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 28, 2018. Michele Taylor Fennell, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2018–14305 Filed 7–2–18; 8:45 am] [CDC–2018–0006; Docket Number NIOSH– 306] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Final National Occupational Research Agenda for Services 17:07 Jul 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 Emily Novicki, M.A., M.P.H, (NORACoordinator@cdc.gov), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop E–20, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, phone (404) 498–2581 (not a toll free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 29, 2018, NIOSH published a request for public review in the Federal Register [83 FR 4058] of the draft version of the National Occupational Research Agenda for Services. All comments received were reviewed and addressed where appropriate. John J. Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2018–14227 Filed 7–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10673] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information (including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including the necessity and utility of the proposed SUMMARY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention VerDate Sep<11>2014 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. ACTION: Notice. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of availability. The final document was published on June 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: The document may be obtained at the following link: https:// www.cdc.gov/niosh/nora/sectors/serv/ agenda.html. DATES: AGENCY: BILLING CODE 6210–01–P AGENCY: NIOSH announces the availability of the final National Occupational Research Agenda for Services. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. DATES: Comments must be received by September 4, 2018. ADDRESSES: When commenting, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be submitted in any one of the following ways: 1. Electronically. You may send your comments electronically to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for ‘‘Comment or Submission’’ or ‘‘More Search Options’’ to find the information collection document(s) that are accepting comments. 2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following address: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number ___, Room C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make your request using one of following: 1. Access CMS’ website address at https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-andGuidance/Legislation/Paperwork ReductionActof1995/PRA-Listing.html. 2. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov. 3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786–1326. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Parham at (410) 786–4669. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Contents This notice sets out a summary of the use and burden associated with the following information collections. More detailed information can be found in each collection’s supporting statement and associated materials (see ADDRESSES). CMS–10673 Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive (MAQI) Demonstration Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 128 (Tuesday, July 3, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board 
Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

SUMMARY: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) 
is adopting a proposal to extend for three years, without revision, 
Recordkeeping and Disclosure Requirements Associated with Consumer 
Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) Regulation B (Equal Credit 
Opportunity Act) (FR B; OMB No. 7100-0201).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Reserve Board Clearance 
Officer--Nuha Elmaghrabi--Office of the Chief Data Officer, Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551 (202) 
452-3829. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may 
contact (202) 263-4869, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve 
System, Washington, DC 20551.
    OMB Desk Officer--Shagufta Ahmed--Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive 
Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503 
or by fax to (202) 395-6974.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board authority under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to 
collection of information requests and requirements conducted or 
sponsored by the Board. Board-approved collections of information are 
incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved 
collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of 
information instrument(s) are placed into OMB's public docket files. 
The Board may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not 
required to respond to, an information collection that has been 
extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless 
it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
    Final approval under OMB delegated authority of the extension for 
three years, without revision, of the following report:
    Report title: Recordkeeping and Disclosure Requirements Associated 
with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) Regulation B (Equal 
Credit Opportunity Act).
    Agency form number: FR B.
    OMB control number: 7100-0201.
    Frequency: Monthly; annually.
    Respondents: State member banks; subsidiaries of state member 
banks; subsidiaries of bank holding companies; U.S. branches and 
agencies of foreign banks (other than federal branches, federal 
agencies, and insured state branches of foreign banks); commercial 
lending companies owned or controlled by foreign banks; and 
organizations operating under section 25 or 25A of the Federal Reserve 
Act (12 U.S.C. 601-604a; 611-631).
    Estimated number of respondents: Notifications, furnishing of 
credit information, record retention (applications, actions, and 
prescreened solicitations), information for monitoring purposes, and 
rules on providing appraisal reports (providing appraisal report), 958 
respondents; Self-testing: Record retention--incentives, 92 
respondents; Self-testing: Record retention--self-correction, 23 
respondents; and Self-testing: Record retention--rules concerning 
requests for information (disclosure for optional self-test), 92 
respondents.
    Estimated average hours per response: Notifications, 6 hours; 
Furnishing of credit information, 2.5 hours; Record retention 
(applications, actions, and prescreened solicitations), 8 hours; 
Information for monitoring purposes, 0.25 hours; Rules on providing 
appraisal reports (providing appraisal report), 3 hours; Self-testing: 
Record retention--incentives, 2 hours; Self-testing: Record retention--
self-correction, 8 hours; and Self-testing: Record retention--rules 
concerning requests for information (disclosure for optional self-
test), 3.5 hours.
    Estimated annual burden hours: Notifications, 68,976 hours; 
Furnishing of credit information, 28,740 hours; Record retention 
(applications, actions, and prescreened solicitations), 7,664 hours; 
Information for monitoring purposes, 2,874 hours; Rules on providing 
appraisal reports (providing appraisal report), 34,488 hours; Self-
testing: Record retention--incentives, 184 hours; Self-testing: Record 
retention--self-correction, 184 hours; and Self-testing: Record 
retention--rules concerning requests for information (disclosure for 
optional self-test), 3,864 hours.
    General description of report: The Equal Credit Opportunity Act 
(ECOA) was enacted in 1974 and is implemented by the CFPB's Regulation 
B for institutions the Board supervises.\1\ The ECOA prohibits 
discrimination in any aspect of a credit transaction because of race, 
color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (provided 
the applicant has the capacity to contract), or other specified bases 
(receipt of public assistance, or the fact that the applicant has in 
good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act 
(15 U.S.C. 1600 et seq.)). To aid in implementation of this 
prohibition, the statute and regulation subject creditors to various 
mandatory disclosure requirements, notification provisions informing 
applicants of action taken on the credit application, provision of 
appraisal reports in connection with mortgages, credit history 
reporting, monitoring rules, and recordkeeping requirements. These 
requirements are triggered by specific events and disclosures must be 
provided within the time periods established by the statute and 
regulation.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 1691. The CFPB's Regulation B is located at 12 CFR 
part 1002.
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    Legal authorization and confidentiality: The CFPB is authorized to 
issue its Regulation B pursuant to its authority to prescribe 
regulations to carry out the purposes of ECOA (15 U.S.C. 1691b). The 
obligation to comply with the recordkeeping and disclosure

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requirements of CFPB's Regulation B is mandatory. Because the 
recordkeeping and disclosure requirements of the CFPB's Regulation B 
require creditors to retain their own records and to make certain 
disclosures to customers, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) would 
only be implicated if the Board's examiners retained a copy of this 
information as part of an examination of a bank. Records obtained as a 
part of an examination or supervision of a bank are exempt from 
disclosure under FOIA exemption (b)(8), for examination material (5 
U.S.C. 552(b)(8)). In addition, the records may also be exempt under 
FOIA exemption (b)(4) or (b)(6). Records would be exempt under (b)(4) 
if the records contained ``trade secrets and commercial or financial 
information obtained from a person [that is] privileged or 
confidential'' and the disclosure of the information is likely to cause 
substantial harm to the competitive position of the respondents (5 
U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). Records would be exempt under (b)(6) if the records 
contained personal information, the disclosure of which would 
``constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy'' (5 
U.S.C. 552(b)(6)).
    Current actions: On April 13, 2018, the Board published a notice in 
the Federal Register (83 FR 16098) requesting public comment for 60 
days on the extension, without revision, of the FR B. The comment 
period for this notice expired on June 12, 2018. The Board received one 
comment letter that addressed matter outside the scope of this 
proposal.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 28, 2018.
Michele Taylor Fennell,
Assistant Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2018-14305 Filed 7-2-18; 8:45 am]
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