Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Revision; Comment Request; Licensing Manual, 51155-51156 [2020-18153]

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[FR Doc. 2020–18071 Filed 8–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Revision; Comment Request; Licensing Manual 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Aug 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a revision to 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 respondents are 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 a revision to its information collection titled ‘‘Licensing Manual.’’ DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 19, 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– 0014, 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– 0014’’ 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: • 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 ‘‘1557–0014’’ or ‘‘Licensing Manual.’’ 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 00149 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51155 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, 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. 3501–3520), 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 or revision 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 revision of the collection of information set forth in this document. Title: Licensing Manual. OMB Control No.: 1557–0014. Description: The Licensing Manual sets forth the OCC’s policies and procedures for the formation of a national bank, Federal savings association, or Federal branch or agency as well as entry into the Federal banking system by other institutions and corporate expansion and structural changes by existing banks. The Licensing Manual includes sample documents to assist the applicant in understanding the types of information the OCC needs in order to process a filing. An applicant may use the format of the sample documents or any other format that provides for the submission of sufficient information for the OCC to act on a particular filing, including the OCC’s electronic filing system, the Central Application Tracking System. The OCC is seeking approval of Form AC, which is used when a Federal savings association seeks to convert from a mutual to stock form of E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 51156 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 161 / Wednesday, August 19, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES ownership. The OCC must give prior approval for a Federal savings association to convert from a mutual to stock form. Applicants may seek a waiver of certain requirements as well as the extension of certain timeframes. As the process for waiver or extension is minimal, the associated burden is de minimis in nature. Form AC requires submission of the following information: Æ Application; Æ Plan of conversion; Æ Proxy statement and offering circular; Æ Form of proxy; Æ Additional information required for conversion with a charitable contribution; Æ Sequence and timing of the plan; Æ Record dates; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Aug 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 Æ Expenses incident to the conversion; and Æ Indemnification. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals; Businesses or other for-profit. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents for Licensing Manual: 3,717. Estimated Total Annual Burden for Licensing Manual: 13,038 hours. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the submission to OMB. Comments are requested on: (a) Whether the information collections are necessary for the proper performance of the OCC’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 (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; and (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. Theodore J. Dowd, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. 2020–18153 Filed 8–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 161 (Wednesday, August 19, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51155-51156]
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 
Revision; Comment Request; Licensing Manual

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 revision to 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 respondents are 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 a revision to its information 
collection titled ``Licensing Manual.''

DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 19, 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, 1557-0014, 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 
``1557-0014'' 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 ``1557-0014'' or ``Licensing Manual.'' 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, 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. 3501-3520), 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 or revision 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 revision of the collection of information set 
forth in this document.
    Title: Licensing Manual.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0014.
    Description: The Licensing Manual sets forth the OCC's policies and 
procedures for the formation of a national bank, Federal savings 
association, or Federal branch or agency as well as entry into the 
Federal banking system by other institutions and corporate expansion 
and structural changes by existing banks. The Licensing Manual includes 
sample documents to assist the applicant in understanding the types of 
information the OCC needs in order to process a filing. An applicant 
may use the format of the sample documents or any other format that 
provides for the submission of sufficient information for the OCC to 
act on a particular filing, including the OCC's electronic filing 
system, the Central Application Tracking System.
    The OCC is seeking approval of Form AC, which is used when a 
Federal savings association seeks to convert from a mutual to stock 
form of

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ownership. The OCC must give prior approval for a Federal savings 
association to convert from a mutual to stock form. Applicants may seek 
a waiver of certain requirements as well as the extension of certain 
timeframes. As the process for waiver or extension is minimal, the 
associated burden is de minimis in nature. Form AC requires submission 
of the following information:
[cir] Application;
[cir] Plan of conversion;
[cir] Proxy statement and offering circular;
[cir] Form of proxy;
[cir] Additional information required for conversion with a charitable 
contribution;
[cir] Sequence and timing of the plan;
[cir] Record dates;
[cir] Expenses incident to the conversion; and
[cir] Indemnification.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals; Businesses or other for-profit.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents for Licensing Manual: 3,717.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden for Licensing Manual: 13,038 hours.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the submission to OMB. Comments are requested on:
    (a) Whether the information collections 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; and
    (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.

Theodore J. Dowd,
Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
[FR Doc. 2020-18153 Filed 8-18-20; 8:45 am]
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