Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Anti-Money Laundering Programs for Money Services Businesses, Mutual Funds, and Operators of Credit Card Systems, 42558-42559 [2018-18078]

Download as PDF 42558 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 163 / Wednesday, August 22, 2018 / Notices 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 Money Services Businesses, Mutual Funds, and Operators of Credit Card Systems 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 money services businesses (‘‘MSBs’’), mutual funds, and operators of credit card systems to develop and implement written anti-money laundering programs reasonably designed to prevent those financial institutions from being used to facilitate money laundering and the financing of terrorist activities. This request for comments is being 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 are welcome and must be received on or before October 22, 2018. 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– 0010 and the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) control number 1506– 0020. • Mail: Policy Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, P.O. Box 39, Vienna, VA 22183. Refer to Docket Number FINCEN–2018–0010 and OMB control number 1506–0020. 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 frc@fincen.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Bank Secrecy Act (‘‘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. et seq., amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Aug 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 counterintelligence activities to protect against international terrorism, and to implement counter-money laundering programs and compliance procedures.1 Title III of the USA Patriot Act of 2001, Public Law 107–56, included certain amendments to the anti-money laundering provisions of Title II of the BSA, 31 U.S.C. 5311 et seq., which are intended to aid in the prevention, detection, and prosecution of international money laundering and terrorist financing. Regulations implementing Title II of the BSA appear at 31 CFR Chapter X. The authority of the Secretary of the Treasury to administer Title II of 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 and its implementing regulations, the following information is presented concerning the information collection below. Title: Anti-Money Laundering Programs for MSBs (31 CFR 1022.210),2 Mutual Funds (31 CFR 1024.210), and Operators of Credit Card Systems (31 CFR 1028.210). OMB Control Number: 1506–0020. Abstract: MSBs, mutual funds, and operators of credit card systems are required to develop and implement written anti-money laundering programs. FinCEN recognizes a three hour burden for the initial development of an AML program. FinCEN further estimates an annual burden of one hour for maintenance of the program (i.e., review and update as necessary). A copy of the written program must be maintained for five years. In view of the additional information providers and sellers of prepaid access (a type of MSB) 1 Language expanding the scope of the BSA 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. 2 The term MSB includes dealer in foreign exchange, check casher, issuer or seller of traveler’s checks or money orders, provider of prepaid access, money transmitter, U.S. Postal Service, and seller of prepaid access. See 31 CFR 1010.100(ff). PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 are required to collect and maintain to verify identity under their AML program regulations, and the degree of automation available to them, FinCEN estimates an additional annual maintenance burden of two minutes for each prepaid card issued for this MSB subset.3 Current Action: Renewal without change to existing regulations. Type of Review: Renewal without change of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit institutions. Burden: Estimated Number of Respondents: 327,106 broken out as follows: • MSBs: 31 CFR 1022.210 = 324,100 • Mutual Funds: 31 CFR 1024.210 = 3,000 • Operators of Credit Card Systems: 31 CFR 1028.120 = 6 Estimated Annual Responses: 2,910,406 broken out as follows: • MSBs (AML Programs): 31 CFR 1022.210 = 324,100 • MSBs (Prepaid Cards—Customer Identity Verification): 31 CFR 1022.210(d)(iv) = 2,583,300 4 • Mutual Funds (AML Program): 31 CFR 1024.210 = 3,000 • Operators of Credit Card Systems (AML Program): 31 CFR 1028.210 = 6 AML Program-Related Hourly Burdens, Estimated at One Hour per Respondent: • MSBs (AML Programs): 31 CFR 1022.210 = 324,100 • Mutual Funds: 31 CFR 1024.210 = 3,000 • Operators of Credit Card Systems: 31 CFR 1028.210 = 6 Prepaid Card-Related Hourly Burden: • MSBs (Prepaid Cards—Customer Identity Verification): 31 CFR 1022.210(d)(iv) = 86,110.5 Estimated Total Number of Burden Hours: 413,216.6 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 3 In addition to maintaining an AML program, providers and sellers of prepaid access are required to collect and maintain the customer’s name, date of birth, address, and identification number for five years. This collection is automated. FinCEN estimates that approximately 2,583,300 prepaid cards are issued annually. See 31 CFR 1022.210(d)(iv). 4 See supra note 3. 5 2,583,300 prepaid cards multiplied by 2 minutes per card and converted to hours equals 86,100 hours. 6 (324,100 + 300 + 6 + 86,110 = 413,216). E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 163 / Wednesday, August 22, 2018 / Notices 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. 2018–18078 Filed 8–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–02–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Special Projects Committee; Correction Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of meeting; correction. AGENCY: In the Federal Register notice that was originally published on August 9, 2018, (Volume 83, Number 154, Page 39511) the meeting date has been corrected. The date of the meeting is: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 and Wednesday, September 19, 2018. DATES: The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew O’Sullivan at 1–888–912–1227 or (510) 907–5274. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that a meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Special Projects Committee will be held Wednesday, amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Aug 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 September 19, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time via teleconference. The public is invited to make oral comments or submit written statements for consideration. Due to limited conference lines, notification of intent to participate must be made with Matthew O’Sullivan. For more information please contact Matthew O’Sullivan at 1–888–912–1227 or (510) 907–5274, or write TAP Office, 1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612–5217 or contact us at the website: http:// www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include various IRS issues. The agenda will include a discussion on various special topics with IRS processes. Dated: August 15, 2018. Antoinette Ross, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 2018–18134 Filed 8–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 990, 990 EZ SCH B (BR), (BR), 990–EZ SCH L (LP), 990–EZ, 990–PF, 990–SCH B, 990–C, 990–EZ, 990–EZ (BR), 990–N, OR 990–EZ (SCH A), 990–EZ (SCH C), 990–EZ (SCH E), 990–EZ (SCH G), 990–EZ (SCH L), 990– EZ (SCH N), 990–EZ (SCH N–1), 990–EZ (SCH O), 990–EZ(SCH O)(BR), 990–PF. 990–PF (BR), 990–SCH A (BR), 990– SCH D, 990–SCH D (BR), 990–SCH F, 990–SCH F–1, 990–SCH H, 990–SCH I, 990–SCH I (BR), 990–SCH I–1, 990– SCH J, 990–SCH J (BR), 990–SCH J–1, 990–SCH J–2, 990–SCH K, 990–SCH M, 990–SCH R, 990–SCH R (BR), 990–SCH R–1, 990–T, 990–T SCH M, 990–T (BR), 990–W, 1023, 990–(BR), 990–I, 1024, 1028, 1028–BR, 5578, 5884 C, 8038, 8038 B, 8038 CP, 8030 G, 8038 GC, 8038 R, 8038 T 8038 TC, 8328, 8718, 8282, 8453–E.O., 8453–X, 8868, 8868– (BR), 8870, 8871, 8872, 8879–E.O., 8886–T, 8899 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service, 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 proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). This notice requests PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42559 comments on all forms used by taxexempt organizations: Forms • 990, 990(BR), 990 EZ SCH B (BR), 990–EZ SCH L (LP), 990–EZ, 990–PF, 990–SCH B, 990–C, 990–EZ, 990–EZ (BR), 990–N, OR 990–EZ (SCH A), 990– EZ (SCH C), 990–EZ (SCH E), 990–EZ (SCH G), 990–EZ (SCH L), 990–EZ (SCH N), 990–EZ (SCH N–1), 990–EZ (SCH O), 990–EZ(SCH O)(BR), 990–PF. 990– PF (BR), 990–SCH A (BR), 990–SCH D, 990–SCH D (BR), 990–SCH F, 990–SCH F–1, 990–SCH H, 990–SCH I, 990–SCH I (BR), 990–SCH I–1, 990–SCH J, 990– SCH J (BR), 990–SCH J–1, 990–SCH J– 2, 990–SCH K, 990–SCH M, 990–SCH R, 990–SCH R (BR), 990–SCH R–1, 990–T, 990–T SCH M, 990–T (BR), 990–W, 1023, 990–(BR), 990–I, 1024, 1028, 1028–BR, 5578, 5884 C, 8038, 8038 B, 8038 CP, 8030 G, 8038 GC, 8038 R, 8038 T, 8038 TC, 8282, 8328, 8453–E.O., 8453–X, 8718, 8868, 8868–(BR), 8870, 8871, 8872, 8879–E.O., 8886–T, 8899 and all attachments to these forms (see the Appendix A to this notice). With this notice, the IRS is also announcing significant changes to (1) the manner in which tax forms used by tax-exempt organizations will be approved under the PRA and (2) its method of estimating the paperwork burden imposed on all tax-exempt organizations. Related Internal Revenue Service and The Department of Treasury Guidance EE–111–80 (TD 8019—Final) Public Inspection of Exempt Organization Return TD 8033 (TEMP) Tax Exempt Entity Leasing (REG–209274–85) Revenue Procedure 98–19, Exceptions to the notice and reporting requirements of section 6033(e)(1) and the tax imposed by section 6033(e)(2) REG–246256–96 (Final TD 8978) Excise Taxes on Excess Benefit Transactions T.D. 8861, Private Foundation Disclosure Rules Notice 2006–109—Interim Guidance Regarding Supporting Organizations and Donor Advised Funds Disclosure by taxable party to the taxexempt entity Reinstatement and Retroactive Reinstatement for Reasonable Cause (Rev. Proc. 2014–11) and Transitional Relief for Small Organizations (Notice 2011–43) under IRC § 6033(j) TD 8086—Election for $10 Million Limitation on Exempt Small Issues of Industrial Development Bonds; Supplemental Capital Expenditure Statements (LR–185–84 Final) Arbitrage Restrictions and Guidance on Issue Price Definition for Tax Exempt Bonds E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1

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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 Money Services Businesses, Mutual Funds, and Operators of 
Credit Card Systems

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: FinCEN invites comment on the renewal of information 
collections in existing regulations requiring money services businesses 
(``MSBs''), mutual funds, and operators of credit card systems to 
develop and implement written anti-money laundering programs reasonably 
designed to prevent those financial institutions from being used to 
facilitate money laundering and the financing of terrorist activities. 
This request for comments is being 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 are welcome and must be received on or before 
October 22, 2018.

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-2018-0010 and the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') 
control number 1506-0020.
     Mail: Policy Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement 
Network, P.O. Box 39, Vienna, VA 22183. Refer to Docket Number FINCEN-
2018-0010 and OMB control number 1506-0020.
    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 Bank Secrecy Act (``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. et seq., 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\ Title III of the USA 
Patriot Act of 2001, Public Law 107-56, included certain amendments to 
the anti-money laundering provisions of Title II of the BSA, 31 U.S.C. 
5311 et seq., which are intended to aid in the prevention, detection, 
and prosecution of international money laundering and terrorist 
financing.
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    \1\ Language expanding the scope of the BSA 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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    Regulations implementing Title II of the BSA appear at 31 CFR 
Chapter X. The authority of the Secretary of the Treasury to administer 
Title II of 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 and its implementing 
regulations, the following information is presented concerning the 
information collection below.
    Title: Anti-Money Laundering Programs for MSBs (31 CFR 
1022.210),\2\ Mutual Funds (31 CFR 1024.210), and Operators of Credit 
Card Systems (31 CFR 1028.210).
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    \2\ The term MSB includes dealer in foreign exchange, check 
casher, issuer or seller of traveler's checks or money orders, 
provider of prepaid access, money transmitter, U.S. Postal Service, 
and seller of prepaid access. See 31 CFR 1010.100(ff).
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    OMB Control Number: 1506-0020.
    Abstract: MSBs, mutual funds, and operators of credit card systems 
are required to develop and implement written anti-money laundering 
programs. FinCEN recognizes a three hour burden for the initial 
development of an AML program. FinCEN further estimates an annual 
burden of one hour for maintenance of the program (i.e., review and 
update as necessary). A copy of the written program must be maintained 
for five years. In view of the additional information providers and 
sellers of prepaid access (a type of MSB) are required to collect and 
maintain to verify identity under their AML program regulations, and 
the degree of automation available to them, FinCEN estimates an 
additional annual maintenance burden of two minutes for each prepaid 
card issued for this MSB subset.\3\
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    \3\ In addition to maintaining an AML program, providers and 
sellers of prepaid access are required to collect and maintain the 
customer's name, date of birth, address, and identification number 
for five years. This collection is automated. FinCEN estimates that 
approximately 2,583,300 prepaid cards are issued annually. See 31 
CFR 1022.210(d)(iv).
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    Current Action: Renewal without change to existing regulations.
    Type of Review: Renewal without change of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit institutions.
    Burden:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 327,106 broken out as follows:

 MSBs: 31 CFR 1022.210 = 324,100
 Mutual Funds: 31 CFR 1024.210 = 3,000
 Operators of Credit Card Systems: 31 CFR 1028.120 = 6

    Estimated Annual Responses: 2,910,406 broken out as follows:

 MSBs (AML Programs): 31 CFR 1022.210 = 324,100
 MSBs (Prepaid Cards--Customer Identity Verification): 31 CFR 
1022.210(d)(iv) = 2,583,300 \4\
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    \4\ See supra note 3.
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 Mutual Funds (AML Program): 31 CFR 1024.210 = 3,000
 Operators of Credit Card Systems (AML Program): 31 CFR 
1028.210 = 6

    AML Program-Related Hourly Burdens, Estimated at One Hour per 
Respondent:

 MSBs (AML Programs): 31 CFR 1022.210 = 324,100
 Mutual Funds: 31 CFR 1024.210 = 3,000
 Operators of Credit Card Systems: 31 CFR 1028.210 = 6

    Prepaid Card-Related Hourly Burden:

 MSBs (Prepaid Cards--Customer Identity Verification): 31 CFR 
1022.210(d)(iv) = 86,110.\5\
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    \5\ 2,583,300 prepaid cards multiplied by 2 minutes per card and 
converted to hours equals 86,100 hours.

    Estimated Total Number of Burden Hours: 413,216.\6\
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    \6\ (324,100 + 300 + 6 + 86,110 = 413,216).
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    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

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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.
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