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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / Notices U.S.C. 30112(a); 30115(a). A manufacturer cannot certify or manufacture for sale a vehicle it knows to be noncompliant. Id. The fact that new vehicle production has been corrected simply informs us that the noncompliance is limited to the affected vehicles described in the petitions. As we noted earlier, the fact that only a small number of vehicles are affected by a noncompliance will not justify our granting an inconsequentiality petition. IX. NHTSA’s Decision In consideration of the foregoing, NHTSA finds that BMW and Jaguar have not met their burden of persuading the agency that the subject noncompliances with FMVSS Nos. 208 and 209 are inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Accordingly, NHTSA hereby denies the petitions submitted by BMW and Jaguar. BMW and Jaguar are therefore obligated to provide notification of, and a free remedy for, that noncompliance in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 30118 through 30120. NHTSA has reviewed Autoliv’s petition and based on an email dated February 28, 2017, Autoliv states that while they do sell a relatively small quantity of replacement parts to Autoliv operations in Europe, they do not sell directly to dealerships or the aftermarket. Autoliv says that all of their sales are direct to the OEM’s who in turn, manage the distribution of those parts to their dealer networks. Thus, Autoliv has no standing to file for an exemption in accordance with 49 CFR 556, in this case, and therefore, Autoliv’s petition is hereby moot. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8. Jeffrey Mark Giuseppe, Associate Administrator for Enforcement. [FR Doc. 2019–09301 Filed 5–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No.: PHMSA–2018–0096; Notice No. 2018–16] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Hazardous Materials: Public Meeting Notice for the 2020 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2020) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: PHMSA’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) will hold a SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 May 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 public meeting to solicit input on the development of the 2020 edition of the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2020). The meeting will take place on June 17, 2019, in Washington, DC. PHMSA developed the United States version of the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) for use by emergency services personnel to provide guidance for initial response to hazardous materials transportation incidents. Since 1980, it has been PHMSA’s goal that all public emergency response personnel (e.g., fire-fighting, police, and rescue squads) have free and immediate access to the ERG. To date, PHMSA has distributed more than 14.5 million copies of the ERG to emergency service agencies and developed free online resources and downloadable mobile applications to make the ERG more accessible. Since 1996, PHMSA, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communication and Transport of Mexico have collaborated in development of the ERG, with interested parties from government and industry providing additional assistance, including Argentina’s Chemical Information Center for Emergencies (CIQUIME). ERG2020 will be published in English, French, and Spanish and will increase public safety by providing consistent emergency response procedures for hazardous materials transportation incidents throughout North America. During the meeting, PHMSA will respond to stakeholder requests for a public discussion of the methodology used to determine the appropriate response protective distances for poisonous vapors resulting from spills involving dangerous goods considered toxic by inhalation in the ERG2016 ‘‘Green Pages.’’ To pursue our objective of continually improving the ERG, PHMSA will solicit comments related to new methodologies and considerations for future editions of the ERG. Additionally, the meeting will include discussions on the outcomes of field experiments, ongoing research efforts to better understand environmental effects on airborne toxic gas concentrations, and updates to be published in the ERG2020. Time and Location: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Transportation Conference Center at 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20590 on June 17, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Registration: DOT requests that attendees pre-register for this meeting by completing the form at https:// www.surveymonkey.com/r/82Z6KYM. PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19999 Conference call-in and ‘‘live meeting’’ capability will be provided. Specific information about conference call-in and live meeting access will be posted, when available, at: https:// www.phmsa.dot.gov/research-anddevelopment/hazmat/rd-meetings-andevents. DOT is committed to providing equal access for all Americans and ensuring that information is available in appropriate alternative formats to meet the requirements of persons who have a disability. If you require an alternative version of files provided or alternative accommodations, please contact PHMSA-Accessibility@dot.gov no later than June 3, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Vierling or Shante Goodall, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC. Telephone: (202) 366–4620 and (202) 366–4545. Email: ryan.vierling@dot.gov or shante.goodall.ctr@dot.gov. Signed in Washington, DC, on May 2, 2019. William S. Schoonover, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety. [FR Doc. 2019–09299 Filed 5–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4909–60–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of the Requirement for Information Sharing Between Government Agencies and Financial Institutions Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (‘‘FinCEN’’), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: FinCEN invites comment on the renewal without change of an information collection requirement concerning the ‘‘Information Sharing Between Government Agencies And Financial Institutions,’’ generally referred to as the 314(a) Program. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’) of 1995. DATES: Written comments are welcome and must be received on or before July 8, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 20000 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / Notices • Federal E-rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Refer to Docket Number FINCEN–2018– 0017 and the specific Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) control number 1506–0049. • Mail: Policy Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, P.O. Box 39, Vienna, VA 22183. Refer to Docket Number FINCEN–2018–0017 and OMB control number 1506–0049. Please submit comments by one method only. Comments will also be incorporated into 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: B. Overview of the Current Regulatory Provisions Regarding the 314(a) Program A. Statutory Provisions On October 26, 2001, the President signed into law the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (‘‘USA PATRIOT Act’’ or ‘‘Act’’), Public Law 107–56. Title III of the Act amends the anti-money laundering provisions of the Bank Secrecy Act (‘‘BSA’’), codified at 12 U.S.C. 1829b and 1951–1959 and 31 U.S.C. 5311–5314 and 5316–5332, to promote the prevention, detection, and prosecution of international money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Regulations implementing 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. Of the Act’s many goals, the facilitation of information sharing among governmental entities and financial institutions for the purpose of combating terrorism and money laundering is of paramount importance. As with many other provisions of the Act, Congress charged the U.S. Department of the Treasury with developing regulations to implement these information-sharing provisions. On September 26, 2002, FinCEN published a final rule implementing the authority contained in section 314(a) of the Act.1 That rule (‘‘the 314(a) rule’’) required U.S. financial institutions, upon FinCEN’s request, to search their records to determine whether they have maintained an account or conducted a transaction with a person that a Federal law enforcement agency has certified is suspected, based on credible evidence, of engaging in terrorist activity or money laundering.2 The rule was expanded on February 10, 2010, to enable certain entities other than Federal law enforcement agencies to benefit from 314(a) requests to industry. As amended, the rule also enables certain foreign law enforcement agencies, state and local law enforcement agencies, as well as FinCEN, on its own behalf and on behalf of appropriate components of the Department of the Treasury, to initiate 314(a) queries.3 Before processing a request, FinCEN requires the requesting agency to certify that, in the case of money laundering, the matter is significant, and that the requesting agency has been unable to locate the information sought through traditional methods of investigation and analysis before attempting to use the 314(a) Program. Since its inception, the 314(a) Program has yielded significant investigative benefits for law enforcement users in terrorist financing and/or significant money laundering cases. Feedback from the requesters and illustrations from sample case studies consistently demonstrate how useful the program is in enhancing the scope and expanding the universe of investigations. In view of the proven success of the 314(a) Program, FinCEN seeks to renew without change the 314(a) Program. Subsection 314(a) of the Act states in part that: [t]he Secretary shall . . . adopt regulations to encourage further cooperation among financial institutions, their regulatory authorities, and law enforcement authorities, with the specific purpose of encouraging regulatory authorities and law enforcement 1 Special Information Sharing Procedures to Deter Money Laundering and Terrorist Activity, 67 FR 60579 (Sept. 26, 2002). 2 31 CFR 1010.520. 3 Expansion of Special Information Sharing Procedures To Deter Money Laundering and Terrorist Activity, 75 FR 6560 (Feb. 10, 2010). I. Background jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES authorities to share with financial institutions information regarding individuals, entities, and organizations engaged in or reasonably suspected based on credible evidence of engaging in terrorist acts or money laundering activities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 May 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’): 4 Title: Information sharing between government agencies and financial institutions. Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) Control Number: 1506–0049. Form Number: Not applicable. Abstract: 31 CFR Chapter X, Information sharing between government agencies and financial institutions (31 CFR 1010.520) details the requirements of section 314(a) of the USA PATRIOT Act. Type of Review: Renewal without change of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and non-profit organizations. Frequency: As required. Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,643.5 Estimated Time per Respondent: 42 hours annually.6 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 615,006.7 The following paragraph applies to all of 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. 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; 4 The PRA does not apply to the requirement in section 1010.520(b)(1) concerning reports by financial institutions in response to a request from FinCEN on behalf of a Federal law enforcement agency. See 5 CFR 1320.4(a)(1). Therefore, this renewal applies only to the use of the 314(a) Program with respect to queries initiated by nonFederal law enforcement entities. 5 On an annual basis, there are approximately 14,643 covered financial institutions, consisting of certain commercial banks, savings associations, and credit unions, securities broker-dealers, future commission merchants, certain trust companies, life insurance companies, mutual funds and money services businesses. 6 Estimated cases/subjects per annum subject to the PRA include, 10 from FinCEN, 50 from state/ local law enforcement, and 30 from European Union countries approved by treaty, for a total of 90 requests per annum, with each request containing an average of 7 subjects (including aliases). Each subject requires 4 minutes to research, resulting in (90 × 7 × 4 ÷ 60) = 42 hours per year. For the 2016 renewal of this information collection, FinCEN did not receive any public comments regarding the estimate of 4 minutes. 7 Burden computation is as follows: 42 hours per year per respondent times 14,643 respondents (42 × 14,643) = 615,006 hours. E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / Notices (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. Dated: April 25, 2019. Jamal El-Hindi, Deputy Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. [FR Doc. 2019–09244 Filed 5–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–02–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Bureau of the Fiscal Service Proposed Collection of Information: TreasuryDirect System Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Department of the Treasury, 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/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently the Bureau of the Fiscal Service within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the electronic process for selling/issuing, servicing, and making payments on or redeeming U.S. Treasury securities. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 5, 2019 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments and requests for additional information to Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Bruce A. Sharp, Room #4006–A, P.O. Box 1328, Parkersburg, WV 26106–1328, or bruce.sharp@fiscal.treasury.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: TreasuryDirect. OMB Number: 1535–0138. Abstract: The information collected in the electronic system is requested to establish a new account and process any associated transactions. Current Actions: Extension of a currently approved collection. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 May 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,096,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 351,316. 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: 1. 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; 2. the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; 3. ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 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; and 5. estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: April 17, 2019. Bruce A. Sharp, Bureau Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–09233 Filed 5–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 8554 and 8554–EP 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 information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8554, Application for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service and Form 8554–EP, Application for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 8, 2019 to be assured of consideration. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20001 Direct all written comments to L. Brimmer, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of this collection should be directed to Sara Covington, (202)317– 6038, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at sara.l.covington@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Application for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service. OMB Number: 1545–0946. Form Number: 8554. Abstract: The information obtained from Form 8554 relates to the approval of continuing professional education programs and the renewal of the enrollment status for those individuals admitted (enrolled) to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. The information will be used by the Director of Practice to determine the qualifications of individuals who apply for renewal of enrollment. Current Actions: There are changes to the form and burden estimates. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 62,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 21,000. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,000. Title: Application for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA). OMB Number: 1545–0946. Form: 8554–EP. Abstract: This form is used to renew your Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA) status. You must renew your enrollment status every 3 years. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time. However, there are changes to the burden estimates. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,400. Estimated Number of Responses: 800. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 267. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 88 (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; 
Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of the Requirement for 
Information Sharing Between Government Agencies and Financial 
Institutions

AGENCY: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (``FinCEN''), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: FinCEN invites comment on the renewal without change of an 
information collection requirement concerning the ``Information Sharing 
Between Government Agencies And Financial Institutions,'' generally 
referred to as the 314(a) Program. This request for comment is being 
made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') of 1995.

DATES: Written comments are welcome and must be received on or before 
July 8, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:

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     Federal E-rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Refer to Docket Number 
FINCEN-2018-0017 and the specific Office of Management and Budget 
(``OMB'') control number 1506-0049.
     Mail: Policy Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement 
Network, P.O. Box 39, Vienna, VA 22183. Refer to Docket Number FINCEN-
2018-0017 and OMB control number 1506-0049.
    Please submit comments by one method only. Comments will also be 
incorporated into 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: 

I. Background

A. Statutory Provisions

    On October 26, 2001, the President signed into law the Uniting and 
Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to 
Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (``USA PATRIOT Act'' or 
``Act''), Public Law 107-56. Title III of the Act amends the anti-money 
laundering provisions of the Bank Secrecy Act (``BSA''), codified at 12 
U.S.C. 1829b and 1951-1959 and 31 U.S.C. 5311-5314 and 5316-5332, to 
promote the prevention, detection, and prosecution of international 
money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Regulations 
implementing 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.
    Of the Act's many goals, the facilitation of information sharing 
among governmental entities and financial institutions for the purpose 
of combating terrorism and money laundering is of paramount importance. 
As with many other provisions of the Act, Congress charged the U.S. 
Department of the Treasury with developing regulations to implement 
these information-sharing provisions.

Subsection 314(a) of the Act states in part that:

[t]he Secretary shall . . . adopt regulations to encourage further 
cooperation among financial institutions, their regulatory 
authorities, and law enforcement authorities, with the specific 
purpose of encouraging regulatory authorities and law enforcement 
authorities to share with financial institutions information 
regarding individuals, entities, and organizations engaged in or 
reasonably suspected based on credible evidence of engaging in 
terrorist acts or money laundering activities.

B. Overview of the Current Regulatory Provisions Regarding the 314(a) 
Program

    On September 26, 2002, FinCEN published a final rule implementing 
the authority contained in section 314(a) of the Act.\1\ That rule 
(``the 314(a) rule'') required U.S. financial institutions, upon 
FinCEN's request, to search their records to determine whether they 
have maintained an account or conducted a transaction with a person 
that a Federal law enforcement agency has certified is suspected, based 
on credible evidence, of engaging in terrorist activity or money 
laundering.\2\ The rule was expanded on February 10, 2010, to enable 
certain entities other than Federal law enforcement agencies to benefit 
from 314(a) requests to industry. As amended, the rule also enables 
certain foreign law enforcement agencies, state and local law 
enforcement agencies, as well as FinCEN, on its own behalf and on 
behalf of appropriate components of the Department of the Treasury, to 
initiate 314(a) queries.\3\ Before processing a request, FinCEN 
requires the requesting agency to certify that, in the case of money 
laundering, the matter is significant, and that the requesting agency 
has been unable to locate the information sought through traditional 
methods of investigation and analysis before attempting to use the 
314(a) Program.
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    \1\ Special Information Sharing Procedures to Deter Money 
Laundering and Terrorist Activity, 67 FR 60579 (Sept. 26, 2002).
    \2\ 31 CFR 1010.520.
    \3\ Expansion of Special Information Sharing Procedures To Deter 
Money Laundering and Terrorist Activity, 75 FR 6560 (Feb. 10, 2010).
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    Since its inception, the 314(a) Program has yielded significant 
investigative benefits for law enforcement users in terrorist financing 
and/or significant money laundering cases. Feedback from the requesters 
and illustrations from sample case studies consistently demonstrate how 
useful the program is in enhancing the scope and expanding the universe 
of investigations. In view of the proven success of the 314(a) Program, 
FinCEN seeks to renew without change the 314(a) Program.

II. Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''): \4\
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    \4\ The PRA does not apply to the requirement in section 
1010.520(b)(1) concerning reports by financial institutions in 
response to a request from FinCEN on behalf of a Federal law 
enforcement agency. See 5 CFR 1320.4(a)(1). Therefore, this renewal 
applies only to the use of the 314(a) Program with respect to 
queries initiated by non-Federal law enforcement entities.
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    Title: Information sharing between government agencies and 
financial institutions.
    Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') Control Number: 1506-
0049.
    Form Number: Not applicable.
    Abstract: 31 CFR Chapter X, Information sharing between government 
agencies and financial institutions (31 CFR 1010.520) details the 
requirements of section 314(a) of the USA PATRIOT Act.
    Type of Review: Renewal without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and non-profit 
organizations.
    Frequency: As required.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,643.\5\
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    \5\ On an annual basis, there are approximately 14,643 covered 
financial institutions, consisting of certain commercial banks, 
savings associations, and credit unions, securities broker-dealers, 
future commission merchants, certain trust companies, life insurance 
companies, mutual funds and money services businesses.
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    Estimated Time per Respondent: 42 hours annually.\6\
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    \6\ Estimated cases/subjects per annum subject to the PRA 
include, 10 from FinCEN, 50 from state/local law enforcement, and 30 
from European Union countries approved by treaty, for a total of 90 
requests per annum, with each request containing an average of 7 
subjects (including aliases). Each subject requires 4 minutes to 
research, resulting in (90 x 7 x 4 / 60) = 42 hours per year. For 
the 2016 renewal of this information collection, FinCEN did not 
receive any public comments regarding the estimate of 4 minutes.
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    \7\ Burden computation is as follows: 42 hours per year per 
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    The following paragraph applies to all of 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.
    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;

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(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.

    Dated: April 25, 2019.
Jamal El-Hindi,
Deputy Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
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