Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Bank Secrecy Act/Money Laundering Risk Assessment, 20701-20702 [2019-09614]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2019 / Notices Affected Public: Shippers and carriers of hazardous materials in commerce. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Number of Respondents: 260,000. Total Annual Responses: 43,810,000. Total Annual Burden Hours: 24,339. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 6, 2019. William S. Schoonover, Associate Administrator of Hazard Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–09624 Filed 5–9–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Bank Secrecy Act/Money Laundering Risk Assessment Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The OCC, 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 a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the OCC 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. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection entitled, ‘‘Bank Secrecy Act/Money Laundering Risk Assessment,’’ also known as the Money Laundering Risk (MLR) System. DATES: Comments must be submitted by July 9, 2019. ADDRESSES: Commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email, if possible. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: prainfo@occ.treas.gov. • Mail: Chief Counsel’s Office, Attention: Comment Processing, OMB Control No. 1557–0231, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E–218, Washington, DC 20219. • Hand Delivery/Courier: 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E–218, Washington, DC 20219. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 May 09, 2019 Jkt 247001 • Fax: (571) 465–4326. Instructions: You must include ‘‘OCC’’ as the agency name and ‘‘1557– 0231’’ in your comment. In general, the OCC publishes comments on www.reginfo.gov without change, including any business or personal information provided, such as name and address information, email addresses, or phone numbers. Comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. Do not include any information in your comment or supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure. You may review comments and other related materials that pertain to this information collection beginning on the date of publication of the second notice for this collection 1 by any of the following methods: • Viewing Comments Electronically: Go to www.reginfo.gov. Click on the ‘‘Information Collection Review’’ tab. Underneath the ‘‘Currently under Review’’ section heading, from the dropdown menu, select ‘‘Department of Treasury’’ and then click ‘‘submit.’’ This information collection can be located by searching by OMB control number ‘‘1557–0231’’ or ‘‘Bank Secrecy Act/ Money Laundering Risk Assessment.’’ Upon finding the appropriate information collection, click on the related ‘‘ICR Reference Number.’’ On the next screen, select ‘‘View Supporting Statement and Other Documents’’ and then click on the link to any comment listed at the bottom of the screen. • For assistance in navigating www.reginfo.gov, please contact the Regulatory Information Service Center at (202) 482–7340. • Viewing Comments Personally: You may personally inspect comments at the OCC, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 649–6700 or, for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, TTY, (202) 649–5597. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and submit to security screening in order to inspect comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, OCC Clearance Officer, (202) 874–5090, or for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, TTY, (202) 649–5597, Chief Counsel’s Office, Office of the Comptroller of the 1 Following the close of the 60-day comment period for this notice, the OCC will publish a notice for 30 days of comment for this collection. PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20701 Currency, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, federal agencies must obtain approval from the OMB for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) to include questions posed to agencies, instrumentalities, or employees of the United States, if the results are to be used for general statistical purposes, that is, if the results are to be used for statistical compilations of general public interest, including compilations showing the status or implementation of federal activities and programs. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA requires federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or revision of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. In compliance with the PRA, the OCC is publishing notice of the proposed extension with revision of the collection of information set forth in this document. Title: Bank Secrecy Act/Money Laundering Risk Assessment. OMB Control No: 1557–0231. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Description: The MLR System enhances the ability of examiners and bank management to identify and evaluate Bank Secrecy Act/Money Laundering and Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) sanctions risks associated with banks’ products, services, customers, and locations. As new products and services are introduced, existing products and services change, and banks expand through mergers and acquisitions, banks’ evaluation of money laundering and terrorist financing risks should evolve as well. Consequently, the MLR risk assessment is an important tool for the OCC’s Bank Secrecy Act/AntiMoney Laundering and OFAC supervision activities because it allows the agency to better identify those institutions, and areas within institutions, that pose heightened risk and allocate examination resources accordingly. This risk assessment is critical in protecting U.S. financial institutions of all sizes from potential abuse from money laundering and terrorist financing. An appropriate risk assessment allows applicable control to be effectively implemented for the lines of business, products, or entities that E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1 20702 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES would elevate Bank Secrecy Act/Money Laundering and OFAC compliance risks. We will collect MLR information for community banks supervised by the OCC. The format of OCC’s annual Risk Summary Form (RSF) is fully automated, making data entry quick and efficient and providing an electronic record for all parties. The OCC estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: Burden Estimates: Community bank population: Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,088. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,088. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Annual Burden: 6,528 hours. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and 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 has 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 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 May 09, 2019 Jkt 247001 maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: May 6, 2019. Theodore J. Dowd, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0564’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2019–09614 Filed 5–9–19; 8:45 am] Danny S. Green, (202) 421–1354. BILLING CODE P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0564] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Direct Deposit Enrollment; International Direct Deposit Enrollment Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument. SUMMARY: June 10, 2019. Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer, 725 17th St. NW, DATES: ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–21. Title: Direct Deposit Enrollment (24– 0296); International Direct Deposit Enrollment (24–0296a). OMB Control Number: 2900–0564. Type of Review: Reinstatement with change of a previously approved collection. Abstract: The information collected on these forms will be used to enroll VA benefit recipients in the electronic funds transfer (EFT) program. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published at 84 FR 7183 on March 1, 2019, page 7184. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 1,250 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,000. By direction of the Secretary. Danny S. Green, VA Interim Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2019–09273 Filed 5–9–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 91 (Friday, May 10, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20701-20702]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-09614]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection 
Renewal; Comment Request; Bank Secrecy Act/Money Laundering Risk 
Assessment

AGENCY: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The OCC, 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 a continuing 
information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995.
    In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (PRA), the OCC 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.
    The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection 
entitled, ``Bank Secrecy Act/Money Laundering Risk Assessment,'' also 
known as the Money Laundering Risk (MLR) System. DATES: Comments must 
be submitted by July 9, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email, if 
possible. You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected].
     Mail: Chief Counsel's Office, Attention: Comment 
Processing, OMB Control No. 1557-0231, Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency, 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E-218, Washington, DC 20219.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E-218, 
Washington, DC 20219.
     Fax: (571) 465-4326.
    Instructions: You must include ``OCC'' as the agency name and 
``1557-0231'' in your comment. In general, the OCC publishes comments 
on www.reginfo.gov without change, including any business or personal 
information provided, such as name and address information, email 
addresses, or phone numbers. Comments received, including attachments 
and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and 
subject to public disclosure. Do not include any information in your 
comment or supporting materials that you consider confidential or 
inappropriate for public disclosure.
    You may review comments and other related materials that pertain to 
this information collection beginning on the date of publication of the 
second notice for this collection \1\ by any of the following methods:
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    \1\ Following the close of the 60-day comment period for this 
notice, the OCC will publish a notice for 30 days of comment for 
this collection.
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     Viewing Comments Electronically: Go to www.reginfo.gov. 
Click on the ``Information Collection Review'' tab. Underneath the 
``Currently under Review'' section heading, from the drop-down menu, 
select ``Department of Treasury'' and then click ``submit.'' This 
information collection can be located by searching by OMB control 
number ``1557-0231'' or ``Bank Secrecy Act/Money Laundering Risk 
Assessment.'' Upon finding the appropriate information collection, 
click on the related ``ICR Reference Number.'' On the next screen, 
select ``View Supporting Statement and Other Documents'' and then click 
on the link to any comment listed at the bottom of the screen.
     For assistance in navigating www.reginfo.gov, please 
contact the Regulatory Information Service Center at (202) 482-7340.
     Viewing Comments Personally: You may personally inspect 
comments at the OCC, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC. For security 
reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect 
comments. You may do so by calling (202) 649-6700 or, for persons who 
are deaf or hearing impaired, TTY, (202) 649-5597. Upon arrival, 
visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo 
identification and submit to security screening in order to inspect 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, OCC Clearance 
Officer, (202) 874-5090, or for persons who are deaf or hearing 
impaired, TTY, (202) 649-5597, Chief Counsel's Office, Office of the 
Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20219.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, federal agencies must obtain 
approval from the OMB for each collection of information they conduct 
or sponsor. ``Collection of information'' is defined in 44 U.S.C. 
3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) to include questions posed to agencies, 
instrumentalities, or employees of the United States, if the results 
are to be used for general statistical purposes, that is, if the 
results are to be used for statistical compilations of general public 
interest, including compilations showing the status or implementation 
of federal activities and programs. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA 
requires federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal 
Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including 
each proposed extension or revision of an existing collection of 
information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. In 
compliance with the PRA, the OCC is publishing notice of the proposed 
extension with revision of the collection of information set forth in 
this document.
    Title: Bank Secrecy Act/Money Laundering Risk Assessment.
    OMB Control No: 1557-0231.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Description: The MLR System enhances the ability of examiners and 
bank management to identify and evaluate Bank Secrecy Act/Money 
Laundering and Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) sanctions risks 
associated with banks' products, services, customers, and locations. As 
new products and services are introduced, existing products and 
services change, and banks expand through mergers and acquisitions, 
banks' evaluation of money laundering and terrorist financing risks 
should evolve as well. Consequently, the MLR risk assessment is an 
important tool for the OCC's Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering and 
OFAC supervision activities because it allows the agency to better 
identify those institutions, and areas within institutions, that pose 
heightened risk and allocate examination resources accordingly. This 
risk assessment is critical in protecting U.S. financial institutions 
of all sizes from potential abuse from money laundering and terrorist 
financing. An appropriate risk assessment allows applicable control to 
be effectively implemented for the lines of business, products, or 
entities that

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would elevate Bank Secrecy Act/Money Laundering and OFAC compliance 
risks.
    We will collect MLR information for community banks supervised by 
the OCC.
    The format of OCC's annual Risk Summary Form (RSF) is fully 
automated, making data entry quick and efficient and providing an 
electronic record for all parties.
    The OCC estimates the burden of this collection of information as 
follows:
    Burden Estimates:
    Community bank population:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,088.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 1,088.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 6,528 hours.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and 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 has 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 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: May 6, 2019.
Theodore J. Dowd,
Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
[FR Doc. 2019-09614 Filed 5-9-19; 8:45 am]
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