Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 36592-36593 [2018-16173]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 36592 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 146 / Monday, July 30, 2018 / Notices diversity in nominating or soliciting nominees for positions on boards of directors and engage in recruiting and outreach directed at encouraging individuals who are minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities to seek or apply for employment with the regulated entity.’’ 6 In conformity with the statutory requirements, FHFA’s MWI regulations require that each Bank and the Office of Finance submit to FHFA an annual report describing, among other things, its efforts to promote diversity at all levels of management and employment, and the results of those efforts.7 In order to provide a quantitative basis upon which to assess the results of those efforts, FHFA’s regulations require that each Bank and the Office of Finance set forth in in their respective annual reports the demographic data reported on the EEO–1 form, which they are required to file annually with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).8 The EEO–1 form requires that each respondent provide race, ethnicity, and gender information for its employees, broken down into various job categories. Because the EEO–1 form does not require that a respondent provide information on board directors, FHFA cannot use the EEO–1 data to assess the effectiveness of the Bank System’s efforts to ‘‘encourage the consideration of diversity in nominating or soliciting nominees for positions on boards of directors.’’ Therefore, in order to enable FHFA to assess those efforts, the MWI regulations separately require that the annual reports set forth ‘‘[d]ata showing for the reporting year by minority and gender classification, the number of individuals on the board of directors of each Bank and the Office of Finance,’’ using the same racial and ethnic classifications that are used on the EEO–1 form (which comply with OMB’s ‘‘Statistical Policy Directive No. 15, Race and Ethnic Standards for Federal Statistics and Administrative Reporting’’).9 The regulation requires that each Bank and the Office of Finance collect that data ‘‘through an information collection requesting each director’s voluntary self-identification of his or her minority and gender classification without personally identifiable information.’’ FHFA uses the information collected under this control number to assess the effectiveness of the policies and procedures that each Bank and the Office of Finance is required to implement to promote diversity in all of its business and activities ‘‘at all levels’’ and, specifically, to encourage diversity in the nomination and solicitation of nominees for members of its boards of directors. FHFA also uses the information to establish a baseline to analyze future trends related to the diversity of the boards of directors of the Banks and the Office of Finance and to assess the effectiveness of the strategies developed by the Banks and the Office of Finance for promoting, developing, and retaining diverse board talent. B. Burden Estimate FHFA estimates the total annual hour burden imposed upon respondents by this information collection to be 20 hours. This is based on estimates that 200 Bank and Office of Finance Directors will respond annually, with each response taking an average of 0.1 hours (6 minutes) (200 respondents × 0.1 hours = 20 hours). C. Comments Request In accordance with the requirements of 5 CFR 1320.8(d), FHFA published an initial notice and request for public comments regarding this information collection in the Federal Register on May 16, 2018.10 The 60-day comment period closed on July 16, 2018. FHFA received no comments. FHFA requests written comments on the following: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FHFA functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FHFA’s estimates of the burdens of the collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (4) 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. Dated: July 24, 2018. Kevin Winkler, Chief Information Officer, Federal Housing Finance Agency. [FR Doc. 2018–16230 Filed 7–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8070–01–P 6 See 12 CFR 1223.21(b)(7). 12 CFR 1223.22(a). 8 See 12 CFR 1223.23(b)(1). As required by 29 CFR 1602.7, each Bank and the Office of Finance annually files an EEO–1 form with the EEOC. 9 See 12 CFR 1223.23(b)(10)(i). 7 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:33 Jul 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 10 See 83 FR 22684 (May 16, 2018). Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board). ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) (collectively, the ‘‘agencies’’) 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. On April 27, 2018, the Board, under the auspices of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), requested public comment for 60 days on a proposal to extend for three years, without revision, the Country Exposure Report for U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks (FFIEC 019), which is currently an approved collection of information. The Board is publishing this proposal on behalf of the agencies. The comment period for this proposal ended on June 26, 2018, and no comments were received. The Board is giving notice that it is sending the collection to OMB for review. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 29, 2018. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the agency listed below. All comments, which should refer to the OMB control number, will be shared among the agencies. You may submit comments, which should refer to ‘‘FFIEC 019,’’ by any of the following methods: • Agency Website: http:// www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/ generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm. • Email: regs.comments@ federalreserve.gov. Include the reporting form number in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 452–3819 or (202) 452– 3102. • Mail: Ann E. Misback, Secretary, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20551. All public comments are available from the Board’s website at www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/ SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 146 / Monday, July 30, 2018 / Notices foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as submitted, unless modified for technical reasons. Accordingly, your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. Public comments may also be viewed electronically or in paper form in Room 3515, 1801 K Street NW (between 18th and 19th Streets NW), Washington, DC 20006, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the OMB desk officer for the agencies by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503; by fax to (202) 395–6974; or by email to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information about the proposed extension without revision of the FFIEC 019 discussed in this notice, please contact the agency staff member whose name appears below. In addition, a copy of the FFIEC 019 form can be obtained at the FFIEC’s website (https:// www.ffiec.gov/ffiec_report_forms.htm). Nuha Elmaghrabi, Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer, (202) 452– 3884, Office of the Chief Data Officer, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th and C Streets NW, Washington, DC 20551. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may call (202) 263–4869. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board is proposing to extend for three years, without revision, the FFIEC 019. Report Title: Country Exposure Report for U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks. Form Number: FFIEC 019. OMB Control Number: 7100–0213. Frequency of Response: Quarterly. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Respondents: All branches and agencies of foreign banks domiciled in the United States with total direct claims on foreign residents in excess of $30 million. Estimated Number of Respondents: 156. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 10 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 6,240 hours. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. I. General Description of Report This information collection is required pursuant to sections 7 and 13 of the International Banking Act (12 U.S.C. 3105 and 3108) for the Board, sections 7 and 10 of the Federal Deposit VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:33 Jul 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1817 and 1820) for the FDIC, and the National Bank Act (12 U.S.C. 161) as applied through section 4 of the International Banking Act (12 U.S.C. 3102) for the OCC. The FFIEC 019 is given confidential treatment consistent with 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4) and (b)(8). Abstract The FFIEC 019 report must be filed by each U.S. branch or agency of a foreign bank that has total direct claims on foreign residents in excess of $30 million. The branch or agency reports its total exposure (1) to residents of its home country, and (2) to the other five foreign nations to which its exposure is largest and is at least $20 million. The home country exposure must be reported regardless of the size of the total claims for that nation. Each respondent must report by country, as appropriate, the information on its direct claims (assets such as deposit balances with banks, loans, or securities), indirect claims (which include guarantees), and total adjusted claims on foreign residents, as well as information on commitments. The respondent also must report information on claims on related non-U.S. offices that are included in total adjusted claims on the home country, as well as a breakdown for the home country and each other reported country of adjusted claims on unrelated foreign residents by the sector of borrower or guarantor, and by maturity (in two categories: One year or less, and over one year). The Federal Reserve System collects and processes this report on behalf of all three agencies. II. Current Actions On April 27, 2018, the Board requested comment for 60 days on a proposal to extend for three years, without revision, the FFIEC 019 report (83 FR 18564). The Board did not receive any comments on the proposal and is now submitting a request to OMB for review and approval to extend for three years, without revision, the FFIEC 019 report. III. Request for Comment The FFIEC 019 has remained substantially the same, including with respect to the reporting scope and thresholds, since its original adoption in May 1997. Although the agencies are not proposing any revisions to the FFIEC 019, they are interested in respondents’ views on potential revisions they should consider in future proposals. This includes views on whether and how to adjust the $20 million minimum threshold for PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36593 reporting a non-home foreign country exposure and whether to change the number of non-home foreign countries over that threshold that are reported. Public comment is requested on all aspects of this notice. Comment is also specifically invited on: a. Whether the information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agencies’ functions, including whether the information has practical utility; b. The accuracy of the agencies’ estimate of the burden of the information collection, 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 the information 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. Comments submitted to the Board in response to this notice will be shared with the other agencies. All comments will become a matter of public record. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 24, 2018. Michele Taylor Fennell, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2018–16173 Filed 7–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [OMB No.: 0970–0036] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: ORR–6, ORR Requirements for Refugee Cash Assistance; and Refugee Medical Assistance (45 CFR part 400). Description: As required by section 412(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), is requesting the information from Form ORR–6 to determine the effectiveness of the State cash and medical assistance, and social services programs. State-byState Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) and Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA) utilization rates derived from Form ORR–6 are calculated for use in formulating program initiatives, E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 146 (Monday, July 30, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-16173]


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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for 
OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board).

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA), the Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 
(FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) 
(collectively, the ``agencies'') 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. On April 27, 2018, the Board, under the auspices 
of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), 
requested public comment for 60 days on a proposal to extend for three 
years, without revision, the Country Exposure Report for U.S. Branches 
and Agencies of Foreign Banks (FFIEC 019), which is currently an 
approved collection of information. The Board is publishing this 
proposal on behalf of the agencies. The comment period for this 
proposal ended on June 26, 2018, and no comments were received. The 
Board is giving notice that it is sending the collection to OMB for 
review.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 29, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to 
the agency listed below. All comments, which should refer to the OMB 
control number, will be shared among the agencies.
    You may submit comments, which should refer to ``FFIEC 019,'' by 
any of the following methods:
     Agency Website: http://www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm.
     Email: [email protected]. Include the 
reporting form number in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 452-3819 or (202) 452-3102.
     Mail: Ann E. Misback, Secretary, Board of Governors of the 
Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW 
Washington, DC 20551.
    All public comments are available from the Board's website at 
www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/

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foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as submitted, unless modified for technical 
reasons. Accordingly, your comments will not be edited to remove any 
identifying or contact information. Public comments may also be viewed 
electronically or in paper form in Room 3515, 1801 K Street NW (between 
18th and 19th Streets NW), Washington, DC 20006, between 9:00 a.m. and 
5:00 p.m. on weekdays.
    Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the 
OMB desk officer for the agencies by mail to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, New 
Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, 
DC 20503; by fax to (202) 395-6974; or by email to 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information about the 
proposed extension without revision of the FFIEC 019 discussed in this 
notice, please contact the agency staff member whose name appears 
below. In addition, a copy of the FFIEC 019 form can be obtained at the 
FFIEC's website (https://www.ffiec.gov/ffiec_report_forms.htm).
    Nuha Elmaghrabi, Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer, (202) 
452-3884, Office of the Chief Data Officer, Board of Governors of the 
Federal Reserve System, 20th and C Streets NW, Washington, DC 20551. 
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may call (202) 263-
4869.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board is proposing to extend for three 
years, without revision, the FFIEC 019.
    Report Title: Country Exposure Report for U.S. Branches and 
Agencies of Foreign Banks.
    Form Number: FFIEC 019.
    OMB Control Number: 7100-0213.
    Frequency of Response: Quarterly.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Respondents: All branches and agencies of foreign banks domiciled 
in the United States with total direct claims on foreign residents in 
excess of $30 million.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 156.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 10 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 6,240 hours.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.

I. General Description of Report

    This information collection is required pursuant to sections 7 and 
13 of the International Banking Act (12 U.S.C. 3105 and 3108) for the 
Board, sections 7 and 10 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 
U.S.C. 1817 and 1820) for the FDIC, and the National Bank Act (12 
U.S.C. 161) as applied through section 4 of the International Banking 
Act (12 U.S.C. 3102) for the OCC. The FFIEC 019 is given confidential 
treatment consistent with 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4) and (b)(8).

Abstract

    The FFIEC 019 report must be filed by each U.S. branch or agency of 
a foreign bank that has total direct claims on foreign residents in 
excess of $30 million. The branch or agency reports its total exposure 
(1) to residents of its home country, and (2) to the other five foreign 
nations to which its exposure is largest and is at least $20 million. 
The home country exposure must be reported regardless of the size of 
the total claims for that nation.
    Each respondent must report by country, as appropriate, the 
information on its direct claims (assets such as deposit balances with 
banks, loans, or securities), indirect claims (which include 
guarantees), and total adjusted claims on foreign residents, as well as 
information on commitments. The respondent also must report information 
on claims on related non-U.S. offices that are included in total 
adjusted claims on the home country, as well as a breakdown for the 
home country and each other reported country of adjusted claims on 
unrelated foreign residents by the sector of borrower or guarantor, and 
by maturity (in two categories: One year or less, and over one year). 
The Federal Reserve System collects and processes this report on behalf 
of all three agencies.

II. Current Actions

    On April 27, 2018, the Board requested comment for 60 days on a 
proposal to extend for three years, without revision, the FFIEC 019 
report (83 FR 18564). The Board did not receive any comments on the 
proposal and is now submitting a request to OMB for review and approval 
to extend for three years, without revision, the FFIEC 019 report.

III. Request for Comment

    The FFIEC 019 has remained substantially the same, including with 
respect to the reporting scope and thresholds, since its original 
adoption in May 1997. Although the agencies are not proposing any 
revisions to the FFIEC 019, they are interested in respondents' views 
on potential revisions they should consider in future proposals. This 
includes views on whether and how to adjust the $20 million minimum 
threshold for reporting a non-home foreign country exposure and whether 
to change the number of non-home foreign countries over that threshold 
that are reported.
    Public comment is requested on all aspects of this notice. Comment 
is also specifically invited on:
    a. Whether the information collection is necessary for the proper 
performance of the agencies' functions, including whether the 
information has practical utility;
    b. The accuracy of the agencies' estimate of the burden of the 
information collection, 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 the information 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.
    Comments submitted to the Board in response to this notice will be 
shared with the other agencies. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 24, 2018.
Michele Taylor Fennell,
Assistant Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2018-16173 Filed 7-27-18; 8:45 am]
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