Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; International Regulation-Part 28, 14679-14681 [2021-05438]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 17, 2021 / Notices MLO employees to comply with these requirements. Section 1007.103(d) sets forth the categories of information that an institution must require each MLO employee to submit to the Registry or submit on the employee’s behalf. This section also requires each MLO employee to submit to the Registry an attestation as to the correctness of the information submitted and an authorization for the Registry and the employing institution to obtain certain additional information related to the employee. MLO Disclosure Requirement Twelve CFR 1007.105(a) requires institutions to make the unique identifier(s) of its registered MLOs available to consumers in a manner and method practicable to the institution. Section 1007(b) requires MLOs to provide their unique identifier to a consumer upon request, before acting as an MLO, and through the originator’s initial written communication with a consumer, if any, whether on paper or electronically. Financial Institution Reporting Requirements Section 1007.103(e) specifies the institution-related and employee information an institution must submit to the Registry in connection with the initial registration of one or more MLOs and annually thereafter. The institution also must update this information within 30 days of the date that this information becomes inaccurate. Employees of the institution who submit information to the Registry on behalf of the institution must verify their identity and attest that they have the authority to enter data on behalf of the institution, that the information submitted is correct, and that the covered financial institution will keep the required information current and will file accurate supplementary information on a timely basis. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Financial Institution Disclosure Requirements Section 1007.105(a) requires the institution to make the unique identifiers of its MLO employees available to consumers in a manner and method practicable to the institution. Financial Institution Recordkeeping Requirements Section 1007.104 requires that an institution that employs one or more MLOs to adopt and follow written policies and procedures to, at a minimum, address certain specified areas related to MLO registration. These policies must be appropriate to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Mar 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 nature, size and complexity of the institution’s mortgage lending activities. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals; Businesses or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 85,353. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 51,384 hours. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized, included in the request for OMB approval, 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 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. Theodore J. Dowd, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. 2021–05524 Filed 3–16–21; 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; International Regulation—Part 28 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14679 valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning the renewal of its information collection titled ‘‘International Regulation—Part 28.’’ Comments must be received by May 17, 2021. 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, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Attention: 1557–0102, 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– 0102’’ 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 the following method: • 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 ‘‘1557–0102’’ or ‘‘International Regulation—Part 28.’’ 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. DATES: 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\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 14680 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 17, 2021 / Notices • For assistance in navigating www.reginfo.gov, please contact the Regulatory Information Service Center at (202) 482–7340. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, OCC Clearance Officer, (202) 649–5490, 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 renewal 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: International Regulation—Part 28. OMB Control No.: 1557–0102. Description: This submission covers an existing regulation and involves no change to the regulation or to the information collection requirements. The OCC requests only that OMB extend its approval of the information collection. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 12 CFR 28.3 Filing Requirements for Foreign Operations of a National Bank—Notice Requirement A national bank shall notify the OCC when it (1) files an application, notice, or report with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB) to establish or open a foreign branch; or acquire or divest of an interest in, or close, an Edge corporation, Agreement corporation, foreign bank, or other foreign organization; or (2) opens a foreign branch, and no application or notice is required by the FRB for such transaction. The OCC also has required an application pursuant to § 28.3(c) from a national bank seeking to join a foreign exchange, clearinghouse, or similar type of organization. In lieu of a notice, the OCC may accept a copy of an application, notice, or report submitted to another Federal agency that covers the proposed action and contains VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Mar 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 substantially the same information required by the OCC. A national bank shall furnish the OCC with any additional information the OCC may require in connection with the national bank’s foreign operations. 12 CFR 28.14(c) Limitations Based Upon Capital of a Foreign Bank— Aggregation A foreign bank shall aggregate business transacted by all Federal branches and agencies with the business transacted by all state branches and agencies controlled by the foreign bank in determining its compliance with limitations based upon the capital of the foreign bank. A foreign bank shall designate one Federal branch or agency office in the United States to maintain consolidated information so that the OCC can monitor compliance. 12 CFR 28.15(d), (d)(1), (d)(2), and (f) Capital Equivalency Deposits A foreign bank should require its depository bank to segregate its capital equivalency deposits (CED) on the depository bank’s books and records. The instruments making up the CED that are placed in safekeeping at a depository bank to satisfy a foreign bank’s CED requirement must be maintained pursuant to an agreement prescribed by the OCC that shall be a written agreement entered into with the OCC. Each Federal branch or agency shall maintain a capital equivalency account and keep records of the amount of liabilities requiring capital equivalency coverage in a manner and form prescribed by the OCC. A foreign bank’s CED may not be reduced in value below the minimum required for that branch or agency without the prior approval of the OCC, but in no event may the value fall below the statutory minimum. 12 CFR 28.16(c) Deposit-Taking by an Uninsured Federal Branch— Application for an Exemption A foreign bank may apply to the OCC for an exemption to permit an uninsured Federal branch to accept or maintain deposit accounts that are not listed in § 28.16(b). The request should describe the types, sources, and estimated amount of such deposits and explain why the OCC should grant an exemption, and how the exemption maintains and furthers the policies described in § 28.16(a). 12 CFR 28.16(d) Deposit-Taking by an Uninsured Federal Branch— Aggregation of Deposits A foreign bank that has more than one Federal branch in the same state may PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 aggregate deposits in all of its Federal branches in that state, but exclude deposits of other branches, agencies, or wholly owned subsidiaries of the bank. The Federal branch shall compute the average amount by using the sum of deposits as of the close of business of the last 30 calendar days ending with, and including, the last day of the calendar quarter, divided by 30. The Federal branch shall maintain records of the calculation until its next examination by the OCC. 12 CFR 28.18(c)(1) Recordkeeping and Reporting—Maintenance of Accounts, Books, and Records Each Federal branch or agency shall maintain a set of accounts and records reflecting its transactions that are separate from those of the foreign bank and any other branch or agency. The Federal branch or agency shall keep a set of accounts and records in English sufficient to permit the OCC to examine the condition of the Federal branch or agency and its compliance with applicable laws and regulations. 12 CFR 28.20(a)(1) Maintenance of Assets—General Rule The OCC may require a foreign bank to hold certain assets in the state in which its Federal branch or agency is located. 12 CFR 28.22(e) Voluntary Liquidation—Reports of Examination The Federal branch or agency shall send the OCC certification that all of its Reports of Examination have been destroyed or return its Reports of Examination to the OCC. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 52. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,294. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized, included in the request for OMB approval, 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 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 E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 17, 2021 / Notices 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. Theodore J. Dowd, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. 2021–05438 Filed 3–16–21; 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; Libor Self-Assessment 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 new 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 a collection of information titled, ‘‘Libor SelfAssessment.’’ SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted on or before May 17, 2021. 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, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Attention: 1557–0349, 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– 0349’’ in your comment. In general, the OCC will publish comments on jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Mar 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 the following method: • 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 ‘‘1557–0349’’ or ‘‘Libor SelfAssessment.’’ 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, 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. 3501–3520), 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 renewal of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for 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 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14681 approval. To comply with this requirement, the OCC is publishing notice of the renewal of the collection of information set forth in this document, which was approved on an emergency basis. Title: Libor Self-Assessment. OMB Control No.: 1557–0349. Type of Review: Regular. Description: The expected cessation of the London InterBank Offered Rate (Libor) prompted the OCC to create a self-assessment tool for banks to use in preparing for the expected Libor cessation. The self-assessment tool may be used in assessing the appropriateness of a bank’s Libor transition plan, in the execution of the plan by its management, and in related matters. The Intercontinental Exchange Libor is a reference rate that is intended to reflect the cost of unsecured interbank borrowing. Libor is published daily in five currencies with seven maturities ranging from overnight to 12 months. It is used globally in the over-the-counter derivatives market, bonds, loan products, and securitizations. As of the end of 2016, $199 trillion of financial instruments were exposed to U.S. dollar (USD) Libor as the primary reference rate. While certain reference rates have ceased to be reported in the past, the significant exposure of the financial markets to Libor creates the need for banks to assess whether they are identifying applicable risks, preparing for the cessation, and successfully transitioning to replacement rates. Libor is referenced globally, and its cessation could affect banks of all sizes through direct or indirect exposure. There is risk of market disruptions, litigation, and destabilized balance sheets if acceptable replacement rates do not attract sufficient market-wide acceptance or if contracts cannot seamlessly transition to new rates. A bank’s risk exposure from expected Libor cessation depends on the bank’s specific circumstances. Many community banks may not offer products or services that use Libor. However, community banks could have Libor exposure in positions such as Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) borrowings, mortgage-backed securities, or bonds in the banks’ investment portfolios. Libor exposure can exist in all product categories and lines of business, both on or off the balance sheet, and in asset management activities. Risk can also emanate from third-party relationships because Libor is often used in pricing models, financial models, and in other parts of banks’ infrastructure, such as core processing. E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 17, 2021)]
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[Pages 14679-14681]
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; International Regulation--Part 28

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 the renewal of its information collection 
titled ``International Regulation--Part 28.''

DATES: Comments must be received by May 17, 2021.

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, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Attention: 1557-
0102, 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 
``1557-0102'' 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 the following method:
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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 ``1557-0102'' or ``International Regulation--Part 28.'' 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.

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     For assistance in navigating www.reginfo.gov, please 
contact the Regulatory Information Service Center at (202) 482-7340.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, OCC Clearance 
Officer, (202) 649-5490, 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 renewal 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: International Regulation--Part 28.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0102.
    Description: This submission covers an existing regulation and 
involves no change to the regulation or to the information collection 
requirements. The OCC requests only that OMB extend its approval of the 
information collection.

12 CFR 28.3 Filing Requirements for Foreign Operations of a National 
Bank--Notice Requirement

    A national bank shall notify the OCC when it (1) files an 
application, notice, or report with the Board of Governors of the 
Federal Reserve System (FRB) to establish or open a foreign branch; or 
acquire or divest of an interest in, or close, an Edge corporation, 
Agreement corporation, foreign bank, or other foreign organization; or 
(2) opens a foreign branch, and no application or notice is required by 
the FRB for such transaction.
    The OCC also has required an application pursuant to Sec.  28.3(c) 
from a national bank seeking to join a foreign exchange, clearinghouse, 
or similar type of organization. In lieu of a notice, the OCC may 
accept a copy of an application, notice, or report submitted to another 
Federal agency that covers the proposed action and contains 
substantially the same information required by the OCC. A national bank 
shall furnish the OCC with any additional information the OCC may 
require in connection with the national bank's foreign operations.

12 CFR 28.14(c) Limitations Based Upon Capital of a Foreign Bank--
Aggregation

    A foreign bank shall aggregate business transacted by all Federal 
branches and agencies with the business transacted by all state 
branches and agencies controlled by the foreign bank in determining its 
compliance with limitations based upon the capital of the foreign bank. 
A foreign bank shall designate one Federal branch or agency office in 
the United States to maintain consolidated information so that the OCC 
can monitor compliance.

12 CFR 28.15(d), (d)(1), (d)(2), and (f) Capital Equivalency Deposits

    A foreign bank should require its depository bank to segregate its 
capital equivalency deposits (CED) on the depository bank's books and 
records. The instruments making up the CED that are placed in 
safekeeping at a depository bank to satisfy a foreign bank's CED 
requirement must be maintained pursuant to an agreement prescribed by 
the OCC that shall be a written agreement entered into with the OCC. 
Each Federal branch or agency shall maintain a capital equivalency 
account and keep records of the amount of liabilities requiring capital 
equivalency coverage in a manner and form prescribed by the OCC. A 
foreign bank's CED may not be reduced in value below the minimum 
required for that branch or agency without the prior approval of the 
OCC, but in no event may the value fall below the statutory minimum.

12 CFR 28.16(c) Deposit-Taking by an Uninsured Federal Branch--
Application for an Exemption

    A foreign bank may apply to the OCC for an exemption to permit an 
uninsured Federal branch to accept or maintain deposit accounts that 
are not listed in Sec.  28.16(b). The request should describe the 
types, sources, and estimated amount of such deposits and explain why 
the OCC should grant an exemption, and how the exemption maintains and 
furthers the policies described in Sec.  28.16(a).

12 CFR 28.16(d) Deposit-Taking by an Uninsured Federal Branch--
Aggregation of Deposits

    A foreign bank that has more than one Federal branch in the same 
state may aggregate deposits in all of its Federal branches in that 
state, but exclude deposits of other branches, agencies, or wholly 
owned subsidiaries of the bank. The Federal branch shall compute the 
average amount by using the sum of deposits as of the close of business 
of the last 30 calendar days ending with, and including, the last day 
of the calendar quarter, divided by 30. The Federal branch shall 
maintain records of the calculation until its next examination by the 
OCC.

12 CFR 28.18(c)(1) Recordkeeping and Reporting--Maintenance of 
Accounts, Books, and Records

    Each Federal branch or agency shall maintain a set of accounts and 
records reflecting its transactions that are separate from those of the 
foreign bank and any other branch or agency. The Federal branch or 
agency shall keep a set of accounts and records in English sufficient 
to permit the OCC to examine the condition of the Federal branch or 
agency and its compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

12 CFR 28.20(a)(1) Maintenance of Assets--General Rule

    The OCC may require a foreign bank to hold certain assets in the 
state in which its Federal branch or agency is located.

12 CFR 28.22(e) Voluntary Liquidation--Reports of Examination

    The Federal branch or agency shall send the OCC certification that 
all of its Reports of Examination have been destroyed or return its 
Reports of Examination to the OCC.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 52.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,294.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized, 
included in the request for OMB approval, 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 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

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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.

Theodore J. Dowd,
Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
[FR Doc. 2021-05438 Filed 3-16-21; 8:45 am]
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