Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Uniform Interagency Transfer Agent Registration and Deregistration Forms, 15287-15288 [2021-05826]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 53 / Monday, March 22, 2021 / Notices prepared in February 2021. It identifies and documents potential effects associated with the refinement. The reevaluation also includes a Revised Section 4(f) Evaluation that found there would be de minimis impacts on Interlaken Park and the Roanoke Park Historic District and that constructionphase effects on Roanoke Park would meet the temporary occupancy exception included in 23 CFR 774.13(d). FHWA has also determined that the revised project design would cause the least harm, it includes all possible planning to minimize harm, and that there would be no change to other Section 4(f) findings included in the Final EIS and ROD. This notice only applies to the Re-evaluation signed February 22, 2021 and the associated Revised Section 4(f) Evaluation signed February 18, 2021. Information about the re-evaluation and associated records are available from FHWA and WSDOT at the addresses provided above and can be found at: https://wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/ SR520Bridge/Library/EnvironmentalDocuments. This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions related to the re-evaluation as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including but not limited to: 1. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321– 4347]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109]. 2. Air: Clean Air Act, as amended [42 U.S.C. 7401–7671(q)]. 3. Land: Section 6(f) of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 [16 U.S.C. 4601]; Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303]. 4. Wildlife: Anadromous Fish Conservation Act [16 U.S.C. 757a-757g); Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661–667(d)]; Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976, as amended [16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.]. 5. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et seq.]; Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 469–469(c)]; Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (25 U.S.C. 3001–3013). 6. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act (Section 404, Section 401, Section 319) [33 U.S.C. 1251– 1377]; Coastal Barrier Resources Act [16 U.S.C. 3501–3510]; Coastal Zone Management Act [16 U.S.C. 1451–1465]; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 4601–4604]; Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) [42 U.S.C. 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[FR Doc. 2021–05832 Filed 3–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Uniform Interagency Transfer Agent Registration and Deregistration Forms 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 comment on a continuing 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 on the renewal of its collection titled ‘‘Uniform Interagency SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15287 Transfer Agent Registration and Deregistration Forms.’’ The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 21, 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, 1557– 0124, 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– 0124’’ 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. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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 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 ‘‘1557–0124’’ or ‘‘Uniform Interagency Transfer Agent Registration and Deregistration Forms.’’ Upon finding the appropriate information collection, click 1 On January 13, 2021, the OCC published a 60day notice for this information collection, 86 FR 2739. E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 15288 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 53 / Monday, March 22, 2021 / Notices 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, OCC 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. The OCC asks that OMB extend its approval of the collection in this notice. Report Title: Uniform Interagency Transfer Agent Registration and Deregistration Forms. Form Numbers: Form TA–1 & TA–W. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: National banks and their subsidiaries, Federal savings associations and their subsidiaries. OMB Control No.: 1557–0124. Form TA–1 Estimated Number of Respondents: Registrations: 1; Amendments: 10. Estimated Average Time per Response: Registrations: 1.25 hours; Amendments: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3 hours. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Form TA–W Estimated Number of Respondents: Deregistrations: 2. Estimated Average Time per Response: Deregistrations: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1 hour. Section 17A(c) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Act) requires all transfer agents for qualifying securities registered under section 12 of the Act, as well as for securities that would be required to be registered except for the exemption from registration provided by section 12(g)(2)(B) or section 12(g)(2)(G), to file with the appropriate regulatory agency an application for registration in such form and containing such information and documents as such appropriate VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:46 Mar 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 regulatory agency may prescribe as necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of section 17A(c) of the Act.2 In general, an entity performing transfer agent functions for a qualifying security is required to register with its appropriate regulatory agency (‘‘ARA’’). The OCC’s regulations at 12 CFR 9.20 implement these provisions of the Act. To accomplish the registration of transfer agents, Form TA–1 was developed as an interagency effort by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal banking agencies (the OCC, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation). The agencies primarily use the data collected on Form TA–1 to determine whether an application for registration should be approved, denied, accelerated, or postponed, and they use the data in connection with their supervisory responsibilities. In addition, when a national bank or Federal savings association no longer acts as a transfer agent for covered corporate securities or when a national bank or Federal savings association is no longer supervised by the OCC, i.e., liquidates or converts to another form of financial institution, the national bank or Federal savings association must file Form TA–W with the OCC, requesting withdrawal from registration as a transfer agent. Forms TA–1 and TA–W are mandatory and their collection is authorized by sections 17A(c), 17(a)(3), and 23(a)(1) of the Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. 78q–1(c), 78q(a)(3), and 78w(a)(1)). Additionally, section 3(a)(34)(B)(i) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(34)(B)(i)) provides that the OCC is the ARA in the case of a national banks and Federal savings associations and subsidiaries of such institutions. The registrations are public filings and are not considered confidential. The OCC needs the information contained in this collection to fulfill its statutory responsibilities. Section 17A(c)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78q– 1(c)(2)), as amended, provides that all those authorized to transfer securities registered under section 12 of the Act (transfer agents) shall register by filing with the appropriate regulatory agency an application for registration in such form and containing such information and documents as such appropriate regulatory agency may prescribe to be necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of this section. 2 15 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78q–1(c). Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Request for Comment On January 13, 2021, the OCC published a 60-day notice for this information collection, 86 FR 2739. No comments were received. Comments continue to be solicited 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; (d) Ways to minimize the burden of information collections on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) Estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Theodore J. Dowd, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. 2021–05826 Filed 3–19–21; 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; Fair Credit Reporting: Affiliate Marketing 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 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 the renewal of an information collection titled, ‘‘Affiliate Marketing.’’ DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 21, 2021. ADDRESSES: Commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email, if SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 53 (Monday, March 22, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15287-15288]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-05826]


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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; Uniform Interagency Transfer Agent 
Registration and Deregistration Forms

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 comment on a continuing 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 on the renewal of its collection titled ``Uniform Interagency 
Transfer Agent Registration and Deregistration Forms.'' The OCC also is 
giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 21, 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, 1557-0124, 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 
``1557-0124'' 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.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information 
collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for 
Public Comments'' or by using the search function.
    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 the following method:
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    \1\ On January 13, 2021, the OCC published a 60-day notice for 
this information collection, 86 FR 2739.
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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 ``1557-0124'' or ``Uniform Interagency Transfer Agent 
Registration and Deregistration Forms.'' Upon finding the appropriate 
information collection, click

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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, OCC 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. The OCC asks 
that OMB extend its approval of the collection in this notice.
    Report Title: Uniform Interagency Transfer Agent Registration and 
Deregistration Forms.
    Form Numbers: Form TA-1 & TA-W.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Affected Public: National banks and their subsidiaries, Federal 
savings associations and their subsidiaries.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0124.

Form TA-1

    Estimated Number of Respondents: Registrations: 1; Amendments: 10.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: Registrations: 1.25 hours; 
Amendments: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3 hours.

Form TA-W

    Estimated Number of Respondents: Deregistrations: 2.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: Deregistrations: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1 hour.
    Section 17A(c) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Act) 
requires all transfer agents for qualifying securities registered under 
section 12 of the Act, as well as for securities that would be required 
to be registered except for the exemption from registration provided by 
section 12(g)(2)(B) or section 12(g)(2)(G), to file with the 
appropriate regulatory agency an application for registration in such 
form and containing such information and documents as such appropriate 
regulatory agency may prescribe as necessary or appropriate in 
furtherance of the purposes of section 17A(c) of the Act.\2\ In 
general, an entity performing transfer agent functions for a qualifying 
security is required to register with its appropriate regulatory agency 
(``ARA''). The OCC's regulations at 12 CFR 9.20 implement these 
provisions of the Act.
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    \2\ 15 U.S.C. 78q-1(c).
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    To accomplish the registration of transfer agents, Form TA-1 was 
developed as an interagency effort by the Securities and Exchange 
Commission (SEC) and the Federal banking agencies (the OCC, the Board 
of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit 
Insurance Corporation). The agencies primarily use the data collected 
on Form TA-1 to determine whether an application for registration 
should be approved, denied, accelerated, or postponed, and they use the 
data in connection with their supervisory responsibilities. In 
addition, when a national bank or Federal savings association no longer 
acts as a transfer agent for covered corporate securities or when a 
national bank or Federal savings association is no longer supervised by 
the OCC, i.e., liquidates or converts to another form of financial 
institution, the national bank or Federal savings association must file 
Form TA-W with the OCC, requesting withdrawal from registration as a 
transfer agent.
    Forms TA-1 and TA-W are mandatory and their collection is 
authorized by sections 17A(c), 17(a)(3), and 23(a)(1) of the Act, as 
amended (15 U.S.C. 78q-1(c), 78q(a)(3), and 78w(a)(1)). Additionally, 
section 3(a)(34)(B)(i) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(34)(B)(i)) provides 
that the OCC is the ARA in the case of a national banks and Federal 
savings associations and subsidiaries of such institutions. The 
registrations are public filings and are not considered confidential.
    The OCC needs the information contained in this collection to 
fulfill its statutory responsibilities. Section 17A(c)(2) of the Act 
(15 U.S.C. 78q-1(c)(2)), as amended, provides that all those authorized 
to transfer securities registered under section 12 of the Act (transfer 
agents) shall register by filing with the appropriate regulatory agency 
an application for registration in such form and containing such 
information and documents as such appropriate regulatory agency may 
prescribe to be necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes 
of this section.

Request for Comment

    On January 13, 2021, the OCC published a 60-day notice for this 
information collection, 86 FR 2739. No comments were received. Comments 
continue to be solicited 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;
    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of information collections on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology; and
    (e) Estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

Theodore J. Dowd,
Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
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