Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Extensions of Credit to Insiders and Transactions With Affiliates, 68010-68011 [2019-26809]

Download as PDF 68010 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 239 / Thursday, December 12, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Extensions of Credit to Insiders and Transactions With Affiliates 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 (PRA). In accordance with the requirements of the 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 titled, ‘‘Extensions of Credit to Insiders and Transactions with Affiliates.’’ DATES: You should submit comments 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– 0336, 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– 0336’’ 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Dec 11, 2019 Jkt 250001 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 ‘‘1557–0336’’ or ‘‘Extensions of Credit to Insiders and Transactions with Affiliates.’’ 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, 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, Suite 3E– 218, Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the 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 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, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the OCC is publishing notice of the renewal of this collection of information. Title: Extensions of Credit to Insiders and Transactions with Affiliates. OMB Number: 1557–0336. Description: National banks and Federal savings associations must comply with rules of the Federal Reserve Board (Board) regarding extensions of credit to insiders (Regulation O) 2 and transactions with affiliates (Regulation W),3 which implement section 22 and sections 23A and 23B, respectively, of the Federal Reserve Act (FRA).4 Twelve CFR part 31 addresses these transactions for national banks and Federal savings associations. Specifically, 12 CFR 31.2 requires national banks and Federal savings associations to comply with Regulation O, and 12 CFR 31.3 requires national banks and Federal savings associations to comply with Regulation W. Appendix A to part 31 provides interpretive guidance on the application of Regulation W to deposits between affiliated banks. Both national banks and Federal savings associations must comply with Regulation O and Regulation W. Section 31.3(c) implements the statutory standards for authorizing an exemption from section 23A of the FRA or section 11 of the Home Owners’ Loan Act (HOLA) 5 in accordance with section 608 of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). Section 608, which became effective on July 21, 2012, amends section 23A of the FRA and section 11 of the HOLA to authorize the OCC to exempt, by order, a transaction of a national bank or Federal savings association, respectively, from the affiliate transaction requirements of section 23A and section 11 of the HOLA if: (1) The OCC and the Board jointly find the exemption to be in the public interest and consistent with the purposes of section 23A or section 11, and (2) within 60 days of receiving notice of such finding, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation does not object in writing to the finding. Such objection would be based on a determination that the exemption 2 12 CFR part 215. CFR part 223. 4 12 U.S.C. 371c, 371c–1, 375a, and 375b. In addition, section 11 of the Home Owners’ Loan Act, 12 U.S.C. 1468, includes certain restrictions on transactions with affiliates that are not included in FRA section 23A. 5 12 U.S.C. 1468. 3 12 E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 239 / Thursday, December 12, 2019 / Notices presents an unacceptable risk to the Deposit Insurance Fund.6 Section 31.3(d) sets forth procedures that a national bank and Federal savings association must follow to request such exemptions. These procedures are modeled after the Board’s procedures in Regulation W. A national bank or Federal savings association may request an exemption from the requirements of section 23A or section 11 of the HOLA, as applicable, and 12 CFR part 223 for a national bank or Federal savings association by submitting a written request to the Deputy Comptroller for Licensing with a copy to the appropriate Federal Reserve Bank. Such a request must: (1) Describe in detail the transaction or relationship for which the national bank or Federal savings association seeks exemption; (2) Explain why the OCC should exempt the transaction or relationship; (3) Explain how the exemption would be in the public interest and consistent with the purposes of section 23A or section 11 of the HOLA, as applicable; and (4) Explain why the exemption does not present an unacceptable risk to the Deposit Insurance Fund. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 10 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 OCC, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the OCC’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, 6 See section 608(a)(4)(A)(iv) of the Dodd-Frank Act (exemptive authority for national banks) and section 608(c) of the Dodd-Frank Act (exemptive authority for Federal savings associations). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Dec 11, 2019 Jkt 250001 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. 2019–26809 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; Financial Management Policies—Interest Rate Risk 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 (PRA). In accordance with the requirements of the 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 renewal of its information collection titled, ‘‘Financial Management Policies— Interest Rate Risk,’’ which is applicable only to Federal savings associations. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before 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– 0299, 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– 0299’’ 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68011 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 ‘‘1557–0299’’ or ‘‘Financial Management Policies—Interest Rate Risk.’’ 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, Suite 3E– 218, 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. The term ‘‘collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) 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

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 239 (Thursday, December 12, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68010-68011]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection 
Renewal; Comment Request; Extensions of Credit to Insiders and 
Transactions With Affiliates

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 (PRA). In accordance with the requirements of the 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 titled, 
``Extensions of Credit to Insiders and Transactions with Affiliates.''

DATES:  You should submit comments 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, 1557-0336, 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 
``1557-0336'' 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 ``1557-0336'' or ``Extensions of Credit to Insiders and 
Transactions with Affiliates.'' 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, 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, Suite 3E-218, Washington, DC 20219.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), 
Federal agencies must obtain approval from the 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 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 this collection of information.
    Title: Extensions of Credit to Insiders and Transactions with 
Affiliates.
    OMB Number: 1557-0336.
    Description: National banks and Federal savings associations must 
comply with rules of the Federal Reserve Board (Board) regarding 
extensions of credit to insiders (Regulation O) \2\ and transactions 
with affiliates (Regulation W),\3\ which implement section 22 and 
sections 23A and 23B, respectively, of the Federal Reserve Act 
(FRA).\4\ Twelve CFR part 31 addresses these transactions for national 
banks and Federal savings associations. Specifically, 12 CFR 31.2 
requires national banks and Federal savings associations to comply with 
Regulation O, and 12 CFR 31.3 requires national banks and Federal 
savings associations to comply with Regulation W. Appendix A to part 31 
provides interpretive guidance on the application of Regulation W to 
deposits between affiliated banks. Both national banks and Federal 
savings associations must comply with Regulation O and Regulation W.
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    \2\ 12 CFR part 215.
    \3\ 12 CFR part 223.
    \4\ 12 U.S.C. 371c, 371c-1, 375a, and 375b. In addition, section 
11 of the Home Owners' Loan Act, 12 U.S.C. 1468, includes certain 
restrictions on transactions with affiliates that are not included 
in FRA section 23A.
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    Section 31.3(c) implements the statutory standards for authorizing 
an exemption from section 23A of the FRA or section 11 of the Home 
Owners' Loan Act (HOLA) \5\ in accordance with section 608 of the Dodd 
Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). 
Section 608, which became effective on July 21, 2012, amends section 
23A of the FRA and section 11 of the HOLA to authorize the OCC to 
exempt, by order, a transaction of a national bank or Federal savings 
association, respectively, from the affiliate transaction requirements 
of section 23A and section 11 of the HOLA if: (1) The OCC and the Board 
jointly find the exemption to be in the public interest and consistent 
with the purposes of section 23A or section 11, and (2) within 60 days 
of receiving notice of such finding, the Federal Deposit Insurance 
Corporation does not object in writing to the finding. Such objection 
would be based on a determination that the exemption

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    \5\ 12 U.S.C. 1468.
    \6\ See section 608(a)(4)(A)(iv) of the Dodd-Frank Act 
(exemptive authority for national banks) and section 608(c) of the 
Dodd-Frank Act (exemptive authority for Federal savings 
associations).
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    Section 31.3(d) sets forth procedures that a national bank and 
Federal savings association must follow to request such exemptions. 
These procedures are modeled after the Board's procedures in Regulation 
W. A national bank or Federal savings association may request an 
exemption from the requirements of section 23A or section 11 of the 
HOLA, as applicable, and 12 CFR part 223 for a national bank or Federal 
savings association by submitting a written request to the Deputy 
Comptroller for Licensing with a copy to the appropriate Federal 
Reserve Bank. Such a request must:
    (1) Describe in detail the transaction or relationship for which 
the national bank or Federal savings association seeks exemption;
    (2) Explain why the OCC should exempt the transaction or 
relationship;
    (3) Explain how the exemption would be in the public interest and 
consistent with the purposes of section 23A or section 11 of the HOLA, 
as applicable; and
    (4) Explain why the exemption does not present an unacceptable risk 
to the Deposit Insurance Fund.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1.
    Estimated Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 10 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 OCC, including whether the 
information has practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the OCC'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: December 5, 2019.
Theodore J. Dowd,
Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
[FR Doc. 2019-26809 Filed 12-11-19; 8:45 am]
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