Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Production of Non-Public Records and Testimony of Employees in Legal Proceedings (Touhy Request), 36625 [2019-15967]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 145 / Monday, July 29, 2019 / Notices Abstract: Title 12 CFR part 715 prescribes the responsibilities of the supervisory committee to obtain an audit of the credit union and verification of member accounts as outlined in Section 115 of the Federal Credit Union Act, 12 U.S.C. 1761d. A supervisory committee audit is required at least once every calendar year covering the period since the last audit and to conduct a verification of members’ accounts not less frequently than once every two years. The information is used by both the credit union and the NCUA to ensure through audit testing that the credit union’s assets, liabilities, equity, income, and expenses exist, are properly valued, controlled and meet ownership, disclosure and classification requirements of sound financial reporting. A written report on the audit must be made to the board of directors and, if requested, NCUA. Working papers must be maintained and made available to NCUA. Independence requirements must be met; standards governing verifications and the methods used to verify member’s passbooks and accounts are set forth. Section 741.202 makes these requirements applicable to federally insured state-chartered credit unions. Affected Public: Private Sector: Notfor-profit institutions. Estimated No. of Respondents: 6,025 (FCUs and FICU). Estimated Annual Frequency: 4.35. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 26,228. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 44,411. Reason for Change: Adjustments are attributed to updated data since the previous submission. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. The public is invited to submit comments concerning: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper execution of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Jul 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 By Gerard Poliquin, Secretary of the Board, the National Credit Union Administration, on July 23, 2019. Dated: July 23, 2019. Mackie I. Malaka, NCUA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–15965 Filed 7–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7535–01–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Production of NonPublic Records and Testimony of Employees in Legal Proceedings (Touhy Request) National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the extension of a currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 27, 2019 to be assured consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the information collections to the Mackie Malaka, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Suite 6058, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, or email at PRAComments@NCUA.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Address requests for additional information to the address above or telephone (703) 548–2704. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Number: 3133–0146. Title: Production of Non-public Records and Testimony of Employees in Legal Proceedings (Touhy Request). Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: 12 CFR part 792, subpart C requires anyone requesting NCUA nonpublic records for use in legal proceedings, or similarly the testimony of NCUA personnel, to provide NCUA with information regarding the requester’s grounds for the request. This process is also known as a ‘‘Touhy Request’’. The information collected will help NCUA decide whether to release non-public records or permit employees to testify in legal proceedings. NCUA regulations also require an entity or person in possession SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36625 of NCUA records to notify the NCUA upon receipt of a subpoena for those records. The NCUA requires this notice to protect its records and, when necessary, intervene in litigation or file an objection to the disclosure of its confidential information in the appropriate court or tribunal. Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated No. of Respondents: 20. Estimated Annual Frequency: 1. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 20. Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 4 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 80. Reason for Change: An adjustment increase is being made to the number of hours per response to give a more accurate account of the time it takes to prepare a Touhy request. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. The public is invited to submit comments concerning: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper execution of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. By Gerard Poliquin, Secretary of the Board, the National Credit Union Administration, on July 23, 2019. Dated: July 23, 2019. Mackie I. Malaka, NCUA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–15967 Filed 7–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7535–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Workshop on Artificial Intelligence & Wireless Spectrum: Opportunities and Challenges Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) National Coordination Office (NCO), National Science Foundation. ACTION: Notice of workshop. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 145 (Monday, July 29, 2019)]
[Notices]
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NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Production of Non-Public Records and Testimony of 
Employees in Legal Proceedings (Touhy Request)

AGENCY: National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites 
the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the 
extension of a currently approved collection, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 27, 
2019 to be assured consideration.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the information collections to the Mackie Malaka, National Credit Union 
Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Suite 6058, Alexandria, Virginia 
22314, or email at [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Address requests for additional 
information to the address above or telephone (703) 548-2704.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Number: 3133-0146.
    Title: Production of Non-public Records and Testimony of Employees 
in Legal Proceedings (Touhy Request).
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: 12 CFR part 792, subpart C requires anyone requesting 
NCUA non-public records for use in legal proceedings, or similarly the 
testimony of NCUA personnel, to provide NCUA with information regarding 
the requester's grounds for the request. This process is also known as 
a ``Touhy Request''. The information collected will help NCUA decide 
whether to release non-public records or permit employees to testify in 
legal proceedings. NCUA regulations also require an entity or person in 
possession of NCUA records to notify the NCUA upon receipt of a 
subpoena for those records. The NCUA requires this notice to protect 
its records and, when necessary, intervene in litigation or file an 
objection to the disclosure of its confidential information in the 
appropriate court or tribunal.
    Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimated No. of Respondents: 20.
    Estimated Annual Frequency: 1.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 20.
    Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 4 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 80.
    Reason for Change: An adjustment increase is being made to the 
number of hours per response to give a more accurate account of the 
time it takes to prepare a Touhy request.
    Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice 
will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management 
and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record. The public is invited to submit comments concerning: (a) 
Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper 
execution of the function of the agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information, 
including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
the information on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

    By Gerard Poliquin, Secretary of the Board, the National Credit 
Union Administration, on July 23, 2019.

    Dated: July 23, 2019.
Mackie I. Malaka,
NCUA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-15967 Filed 7-26-19; 8:45 am]
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