Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Guidance on Sound Incentive Compensation Policies, 68012-68013 [2019-26807]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 68012 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 239 / Thursday, December 12, 2019 / Notices and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of title 44 requires Federal agencies to publish a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the OCC is publishing this notice of the renewal of the following information collection: Title: Financial Management Policies—Interest Rate Risk. OMB Control No.: 1557–0299. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Burden Estimate: Estimated Number of Respondents: 304. Estimated Annual Burden: 12,160. Description: This information collection covers the recordkeeping burden for Federal savings associations to maintain data in accordance with OCC’s regulation on interest rate risk procedures, 12 CFR 163.176. The purpose of the regulation is to ensure that Federal savings associations appropriately manage their exposure to interest rate risk. To comply with this reporting requirement, institutions need to maintain sufficient records to document how their interest rate risk exposure is monitored and managed internally. Comments: 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 collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the OCC’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the OCC’s estimates of the burden of the information collections, 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 information collections 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Dec 11, 2019 Jkt 250001 Dated: December 5, 2019. Theodore J. Dowd, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. 2019–26808 Filed 12–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Guidance on Sound Incentive Compensation Policies 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 the renewal of an information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a 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 renewal of an information collection titled, ‘‘Guidance on Sound Incentive Compensation Policies.’’ DATES: Written comments should be submitted by February 10, 2020. 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, 1557– 0245, 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– 0245’’ in your comment. In general, the OCC will publish 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 ‘‘1557–0245’’ or ‘‘Guidance on Sound Incentive Compensation Policies.’’ 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) 649–5490 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 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), Federal agencies must obtain approval from OMB for each collection of information that they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) to include agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 1 Following the close of this notice’s 60-day comment period, the OCC will publish a second notice with a 30-day comment period. E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 239 / Thursday, December 12, 2019 / Notices 3506(c)(2)(A) of title 44 requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the OCC is publishing notice of the renewal of the collection of information set forth in this document. Title: Guidance on Sound Incentive Compensation Policies. OMB Number: 1557–0245. Description: Under the guidance, each large national bank and Federal savings association is required to: (i) Have policies and procedures that identify and describe the role(s) of the personnel and units authorized to be involved in developing and administering incentive compensation arrangements, identify the source of significant risk-related factors, establish appropriate controls governing these factors to help ensure their reliability, and identify the individual(s) and unit(s) whose approval is necessary for the establishment or modification of incentive compensation arrangements; (ii) create and maintain sufficient documentation to permit an audit of the organization’s processes for developing and administering incentive compensation arrangements; (iii) have any material exceptions or adjustments to the incentive compensation arrangements established for senior executives approved and documented by its board of directors; and (iv) have its board of directors receive and review, on an annual or more frequent basis, an assessment by management of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the organization’s incentive compensation system in providing risktaking incentives that are consistent with the organization’s safety and soundness. Application of the guidance to banking organizations will vary with their size and complexity, and monitoring methods for small banks are not directly tied to these four policies and procedures. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 41 large banks; 1,105 small banks. Total Annual Burden: 46,400 hours. Frequency of Response: Annually. All comments will be considered in formulating the subsequent submission and 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Dec 11, 2019 Jkt 250001 OCC, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the OCC’s estimate of the information collection burden; (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 startup costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: December 5, 2019. Theodore J. Dowd, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. 2019–26807 Filed 12–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC’s determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. SUMMARY: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202–622–2420; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202–622–2490; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202–622–2480; or Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202–622–4855. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s website (https://www.treasury.gov/ofac). PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 68013 Notice of OFAC Action(s) On December 6, 2019, OFAC determined that the property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of the following persons are blocked under the relevant sanctions authority listed below. Individuals 1. AL–LAMI, Hussein Falah (a.k.a. AL– LAMI, Abu Zainab; a.k.a. AZIZ, Hussein Faleh), Iraq; DOB 20 Jun 1969; POB Baghdad, Iraq; nationality Iraq; Gender Male (individual) [GLOMAG]. Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(ii)(A) of Executive Order 13818 of December 20, 2017, ‘‘Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption,’’ 82 FR 60839, 3 CFR, 2017 Comp., p. 399, (E.O. 13818) for being a foreign person who is responsible for, complicit in, or has directly or indirectly engaged in, serious human rights abuse. 2. AL–KHAZALI, Qais (a.k.a. ALAZEREJ, Qays Hadi Sayyid; a.k.a. AL–KHAZALI, Qais Hadi Sayed Hasan), Iraq; DOB 20 Jun 1974; alt. DOB 1974; POB Baghdad, Iraq; nationality Iraq; Gender Male (individual) [GLOMAG]. Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(ii)(C)(1) of E.O. 13818 for being a foreign person who is or has been a leader or official an entity, including any government entity, that has engaged in, or whose members have engaged in, serious human rights abuse relating to the leader’s or official’s tenure. 3. AL–KHAZALI, Laith (a.k.a. ALAZIREG, Layth Hadi Sayyid), Iraq; DOB 14 Oct 1975; nationality Iraq; Gender Male; Passport A10537439 (Iraq) expires 16 Oct 2023 (individual) [GLOMAG]. Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(ii)(A) of E.O. 13818 for being a foreign person who is responsible for, complicit in, or has directly or indirectly engaged in, serious human rights abuse. 4. AL–ISSAWI, Khamis Farhan Al-Khanjar (a.k.a. ALESSAWI, Khamis F Ali; a.k.a. ALI, Khamees Farhan Ali; a.k.a. ALI, Khames Farhan Ali; a.k.a. AL–KHANJAR, Khamis), Jordan; Iraq; DOB 1965; alt. DOB 08 Sep 1968; alt. DOB 08 Sep 1965; POB Fallujah, Iraq; nationality Iraq; Gender Male; Passport D1022354 (Iraq) expires 21 May 2023 (individual) [GLOMAG]. Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(iii)(A)(1) of E.O. 13818 for having materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, corruption, including the misappropriation of state assets, the expropriation of private assets for personal gain, corruption related to government contracts or the extraction of natural resources, or bribery. Dated: December 6, 2019. Andrea Gacki, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. 2019–26786 Filed 12–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AL–P E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 239 (Thursday, December 12, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-26807]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection 
Renewal; Comment Request; Guidance on Sound Incentive Compensation 
Policies

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 the renewal of an 
information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (PRA). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a 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 renewal of an 
information collection titled, ``Guidance on Sound Incentive 
Compensation Policies.''

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by February 10, 2020.

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, 1557-0245, 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 
``1557-0245'' in your comment. In general, the OCC will publish 
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 this notice's 60-day comment period, 
the OCC will publish a second notice with a 30-day comment period.
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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 ``1557-0245'' or ``Guidance on Sound Incentive Compensation 
Policies.'' 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) 649-5490 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 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), 
Federal agencies must obtain approval from OMB for each collection of 
information that they conduct or sponsor. ``Collection of information'' 
is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) to include agency 
requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, 
keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section

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3506(c)(2)(A) of title 44 requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day 
notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of 
information, including each proposed extension of an existing 
collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for 
approval. To comply with this requirement, the OCC is publishing notice 
of the renewal of the collection of information set forth in this 
document.
    Title: Guidance on Sound Incentive Compensation Policies.
    OMB Number: 1557-0245.
    Description: Under the guidance, each large national bank and 
Federal savings association is required to: (i) Have policies and 
procedures that identify and describe the role(s) of the personnel and 
units authorized to be involved in developing and administering 
incentive compensation arrangements, identify the source of significant 
risk-related factors, establish appropriate controls governing these 
factors to help ensure their reliability, and identify the 
individual(s) and unit(s) whose approval is necessary for the 
establishment or modification of incentive compensation arrangements; 
(ii) create and maintain sufficient documentation to permit an audit of 
the organization's processes for developing and administering incentive 
compensation arrangements; (iii) have any material exceptions or 
adjustments to the incentive compensation arrangements established for 
senior executives approved and documented by its board of directors; 
and (iv) have its board of directors receive and review, on an annual 
or more frequent basis, an assessment by management of the 
effectiveness of the design and operation of the organization's 
incentive compensation system in providing risk-taking incentives that 
are consistent with the organization's safety and soundness. 
Application of the guidance to banking organizations will vary with 
their size and complexity, and monitoring methods for small banks are 
not directly tied to these four policies and procedures.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 41 large banks; 1,105 small banks.
    Total Annual Burden: 46,400 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    All comments will be considered in formulating the subsequent 
submission and 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 OCC, including whether the 
information has practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the OCC's estimate of the information 
collection burden;
    (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 startup costs and costs of operation, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

    Dated: December 5, 2019.
Theodore J. Dowd,
Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
[FR Doc. 2019-26807 Filed 12-11-19; 8:45 am]
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