Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Guidance on Sound Incentive Compensation Policies, 15032-15033 [2020-05329]

Download as PDF 15032 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 51 / Monday, March 16, 2020 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on March 10, 2020. Morteza Farajian, Executive Director, The Build America Bureau. [FR Doc. 2020–05282 Filed 3–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; 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.’’ The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by April 15, 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 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Mar 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 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. Additionally, please send a copy of your comments by mail to: OCC Desk Officer, 1557–0245, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, #10235, Washington, DC 20503 or by email to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. You may review comments and other related materials that pertain to this information collection 1 following the close of the 30-day comment period for this notice 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. 1 On December 12, 2019, the OCC published a 60day notice for this information collection, 84 FR 68012. PO 00000 Frm 00161 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. The OCC asks OMB to renew its approval of the collection of information in this notice. The requirements of this collection have not changed. Title: Guidance on Sound Incentive Compensation Policies. OMB Number: 1557–0245. Description: Under the guidance, each large national bank and Federal savings association should: (i) Have policies and procedures that identify and describe the role(s) of the personnel and units authorized to be involved in the design, implementation, and monitoring of incentive compensation arrangements, identify the source of significant riskrelated inputs into these processes and establish appropriate controls governing the development and approval of these inputs to help ensure their integrity, and identify the individual(s) and unit(s) whose approval is necessary for the establishment of new incentive compensation arrangements or modification of incentive compensation arrangements; (ii) have any material exceptions or adjustments to the incentive compensation arrangements established for senior executives approved and documented by its board of directors; and (iii) 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 three policies and procedures. In addition, the guidance states that all banks should create and maintain sufficient documentation to permit an audit of the organization’s processes for developing and administering incentive compensation arrangements. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 41 large banks; 1,105 small banks. Total Annual Burden: 35,330 hours. This estimate has been adjusted from SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 51 / Monday, March 16, 2020 / Notices the estimate in the 60-day notice to reflect that the requirement that banks should create and maintain sufficient documentation to permit an audit of the organization’s processes for developing and administering incentive compensation arrangements applies to all banks. Frequency of Response: Annually. On December 12, 2019, the OCC published a notice for 60 days of comment concerning this collection, 84 FR 68012. No comments were received. Comments continue to be 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: March 10, 2020. Theodore J. Dowd, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. 2020–05329 Filed 3–13–20; 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; Submission for OMB Review; 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 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Mar 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled, ‘‘Extensions of Credit to Insiders and Transactions with Affiliates.’’ The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review. DATES: You should submit comments by April 15, 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. Additionally, please send a copy of your comments by mail to: OCC Desk Officer, 1557–0336, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, #10235, Washington, DC 20503 or by email to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. You may review comments and other related materials that pertain to this information collection 1 following the close of the 30-day comment period for this notice 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 1 On December 12, 2019, the OCC published a 60day notice for this information collection, 84 FR 68010. PO 00000 Frm 00162 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15033 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. OCC asks that OMB extend its approval of the information collection contained in this document. Title: Extensions of Credit to Insiders and Transactions with Affiliates. OMB Control No.: 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 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. 3 12 E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 51 (Monday, March 16, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15032-15033]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-05329]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection 
Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; 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.'' The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent 
the collection to OMB for review.

DATES:  Written comments should be submitted by April 15, 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.
    Additionally, please send a copy of your comments by mail to: OCC 
Desk Officer, 1557-0245, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th 
Street NW, #10235, Washington, DC 20503 or by email to 
[email protected].
    You may review comments and other related materials that pertain to 
this information collection \1\ following the close of the 30-day 
comment period for this notice by any of the following methods:
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    \1\ On December 12, 2019, the OCC published a 60-day notice for 
this information collection, 84 FR 68012.
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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. The OCC asks OMB 
to renew its approval of the collection of information in this notice. 
The requirements of this collection have not changed.
    Title: Guidance on Sound Incentive Compensation Policies.
    OMB Number: 1557-0245.
    Description: Under the guidance, each large national bank and 
Federal savings association should: (i) Have policies and procedures 
that identify and describe the role(s) of the personnel and units 
authorized to be involved in the design, implementation, and monitoring 
of incentive compensation arrangements, identify the source of 
significant risk-related inputs into these processes and establish 
appropriate controls governing the development and approval of these 
inputs to help ensure their integrity, and identify the individual(s) 
and unit(s) whose approval is necessary for the establishment of new 
incentive compensation arrangements or modification of incentive 
compensation arrangements; (ii) have any material exceptions or 
adjustments to the incentive compensation arrangements established for 
senior executives approved and documented by its board of directors; 
and (iii) 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 three policies and procedures. In addition, 
the guidance states that all banks should create and maintain 
sufficient documentation to permit an audit of the organization's 
processes for developing and administering incentive compensation 
arrangements.
    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: 35,330 hours. This estimate has been adjusted 
from

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the estimate in the 60-day notice to reflect that the requirement that 
banks should create and maintain sufficient documentation to permit an 
audit of the organization's processes for developing and administering 
incentive compensation arrangements applies to all banks.
    Frequency of Response: Annually. On December 12, 2019, the OCC 
published a notice for 60 days of comment concerning this collection, 
84 FR 68012. No comments were received. Comments continue to be 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: March 10, 2020.
Theodore J. Dowd,
Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
[FR Doc. 2020-05329 Filed 3-13-20; 8:45 am]
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