Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Bank Secrecy Act Regulations Requiring Money Services Businesses To Report Suspicious Activity, 34298 [2018-15400]

Download as PDF 34298 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 139 / Thursday, July 19, 2018 / Notices research agenda that will be developed through this forum will help PHMSA align its research program with the needs of its pipeline safety mission and make use of the best available knowledge and expertise, as well as considering the perspectives of stakeholders. Issued in Washington, DC on July 11, 2018, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Alan K. Mayberry, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2018–15418 Filed 7–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Bank Secrecy Act Regulations Requiring Money Services Businesses To Report Suspicious Activity Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (‘‘FinCEN’’), U.S. Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: FinCEN, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (‘‘Treasury’’), invites all interested parties to comment on its proposed renewal without change of the Bank Secrecy Act (‘‘BSA’’) Suspicious Activity Reporting requirements for money services businesses (‘‘MSBs’’). FinCEN intends to submit this requirement for approval by the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) of a three-year renewal of Control Number 1506–0015. This request for comments is made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’) of 1995, Public Law 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 17, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Federal E-rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Refer to Docket Number FINCEN–2018– 0006 and the specific OMB control number 1506–0015. • Mail: Policy Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, P.O. Box 39, Vienna, VA 22183. Refer to Docket Number FINCEN–2018–0006 and the specific OMB control number 1506– 0015. Please submit comments by one method only. Comments will also be sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Jul 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 incorporated to FinCEN’s retrospective regulatory review process, as mandated by E.O. 12866 and 13563. All comments submitted in response to this notice will become a matter of public record. Therefore, you should submit only information that you wish to make publicly available. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FinCEN Resource Center at 800–767– 2825 or electronically at frc@fincen.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BSA, Titles I and II of Public Law 91–508, as amended, codified at 12 U.S.C. 1829(b), 12 U.S.C. 1951–1959, and 31 U.S.C. 5311–5332, authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury, among other things, to require financial institutions to keep records and file reports that are determined to have a high degree of usefulness in criminal, tax and regulatory matters, or in the conduct of intelligence or counter-intelligence activities to protect against international terrorism, and to implement countermoney laundering programs and compliance procedures.1 Regulations implementing Title II of the BSA appear at 31 CFR Chapter X. The authority of the Secretary of the Treasury to administer the BSA has been delegated to the Director of FinCEN. The information collected and retained under the regulation addressed in this notice assist Federal, state, and local law enforcement as well as regulatory authorities in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of money laundering and other matters. In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), and its implementing regulations, the following information is presented concerning the recordkeeping requirements listed below. 1. Title: Suspicious Activity Report by Money Services Businesses. OMB Number: 1506–0015. Abstract: In accordance with 31 CFR 1022.320, covered financial institutions are required to report suspicious activity and maintain the records for a period of five years. Covered financial institutions may satisfy these requirements by using their internal records management system. Current Action: Renewal without change to the existing regulations. Type of Review: Renewal of currently approved reporting requirement. Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit institutions. 1 Language expanding the scope of the Bank Secrecy Act to intelligence or counter-intelligence activities to protect against international terrorism was added by Section 358 of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, Public Law 107–56. PO 00000 Frm 00201 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Burden: The administrative burden of 1 hour is assigned to maintain the requirement in force. The burden for actual reporting is reflected in OMB Control number 1506–0065. 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. Records required to be retained under the BSA must be retained for five years. Generally, information collected pursuant to the BSA is confidential, but may be shared as provided by law with regulatory and law enforcement authorities. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or 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 agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information 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. Jamal El-Hindi, Deputy Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. [FR Doc. 2018–15400 Filed 7–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–02–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Anti-Money Laundering Programs for Insurance Companies and Non-Bank Residential Mortgage Lenders and Originators Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (‘‘FinCEN’’), U.S. Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: FinCEN invites comment on the renewal of information collections in existing regulations requiring SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Renewal Without 
Change of Bank Secrecy Act Regulations Requiring Money Services 
Businesses To Report Suspicious Activity

AGENCY: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (``FinCEN''), U.S. 
Department of the Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: FinCEN, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury 
(``Treasury''), invites all interested parties to comment on its 
proposed renewal without change of the Bank Secrecy Act (``BSA'') 
Suspicious Activity Reporting requirements for money services 
businesses (``MSBs''). FinCEN intends to submit this requirement for 
approval by the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') of a three-
year renewal of Control Number 1506-0015. This request for comments is 
made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') of 1995, Public 
Law 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 17, 
2018 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:
     Federal E-rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Refer to Docket Number 
FINCEN-2018-0006 and the specific OMB control number 1506-0015.
     Mail: Policy Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement 
Network, P.O. Box 39, Vienna, VA 22183. Refer to Docket Number FINCEN-
2018-0006 and the specific OMB control number 1506-0015.
    Please submit comments by one method only. Comments will also be 
incorporated to FinCEN's retrospective regulatory review process, as 
mandated by E.O. 12866 and 13563. All comments submitted in response to 
this notice will become a matter of public record. Therefore, you 
should submit only information that you wish to make publicly 
available.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FinCEN Resource Center at 800-767-
2825 or electronically at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BSA, Titles I and II of Public Law 91-
508, as amended, codified at 12 U.S.C. 1829(b), 12 U.S.C. 1951-1959, 
and 31 U.S.C. 5311-5332, authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury, 
among other things, to require financial institutions to keep records 
and file reports that are determined to have a high degree of 
usefulness in criminal, tax and regulatory matters, or in the conduct 
of intelligence or counter-intelligence activities to protect against 
international terrorism, and to implement counter-money laundering 
programs and compliance procedures.\1\ Regulations implementing Title 
II of the BSA appear at 31 CFR Chapter X. The authority of the 
Secretary of the Treasury to administer the BSA has been delegated to 
the Director of FinCEN. The information collected and retained under 
the regulation addressed in this notice assist Federal, state, and 
local law enforcement as well as regulatory authorities in the 
identification, investigation, and prosecution of money laundering and 
other matters. In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), and its implementing regulations, the following 
information is presented concerning the recordkeeping requirements 
listed below.
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    \1\ Language expanding the scope of the Bank Secrecy Act to 
intelligence or counter-intelligence activities to protect against 
international terrorism was added by Section 358 of the Uniting and 
Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to 
Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, Public Law 107-56.
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    1. Title: Suspicious Activity Report by Money Services Businesses.
    OMB Number: 1506-0015.
    Abstract: In accordance with 31 CFR 1022.320, covered financial 
institutions are required to report suspicious activity and maintain 
the records for a period of five years. Covered financial institutions 
may satisfy these requirements by using their internal records 
management system.
    Current Action: Renewal without change to the existing regulations.
    Type of Review: Renewal of currently approved reporting 
requirement.
    Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Burden: The administrative burden of 1 hour is assigned 
to maintain the requirement in force. The burden for actual reporting 
is reflected in OMB Control number 1506-0065.
    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. Records required to be 
retained under the BSA must be retained for five years. Generally, 
information collected pursuant to the BSA is confidential, but may be 
shared as provided by law with regulatory and law enforcement 
authorities.
    Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice 
will be summarized and/or 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 agency, including whether 
the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information 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.

Jamal El-Hindi,
Deputy Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
[FR Doc. 2018-15400 Filed 7-18-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4810-02-P