Request for Public Comment, 16835-16837 [2021-06577]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Request for Public Comment Notice and request for public comment. ACTION: The U.S. Department of the Treasury, as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the Office of Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation (CCME) Title VI Compliance Worksheet (Worksheet). The Worksheet will be an online form submitted through the CDFI Fund’s Award Management Information System (AMIS). DATES: Written comments must be received on or before June 1, 2021 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments via email to Heather Hunt, Acting Program Manager for the Office of Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation, CDFI Fund at ccme@cdfi.treas.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Hunt, CCME Acting Program Manager, CDFI Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20220, (202) 653–0421 (not a toll-free number). Other information regarding the CDFI Fund and its programs may be obtained on the CDFI Fund website at https:// www.cdfifund.gov. The Title VI Compliance Worksheet, which presents the questions that will comprise the online form, may be obtained from the News and Events Section of the CDFI Fund website at https:// www.cdfifund.gov/news-events/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Title VI Compliance Worksheet (Worksheet). OMB Number: 1559–NEW. Type of Review: Regular Review. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 Abstract: This collection captures qualitative information from all Applicants to CDFI Fund’s Federal Financial Assistance Programs. This information will be collected once annually from all Applicants to assess their compliance with federal civil rights requirements. Applicants must be compliant with federal civil rights requirements in order to be deemed eligible to receive Federal Financial Assistance grants from the CDFI Fund. The CDFI Fund will utilize the Worksheet to determine whether Applicants to CDFI Fund Financial Assistance Programs are compliant with federal civil rights requirements. The questions in the Worksheet are intended to assist the CDFI Fund in determining whether Federal Financial Assistance Applicants are compliant with the Treasury regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act (Title VI), set forth in 31 CFR part 22. If the general public does not believe the questions in the Worksheet will assist the CDFI Fund with determining Applicant’s compliance with federal civil rights requirements, the CDFI Fund asks that detailed comments be provided to better demonstrate how the CDFI Fund can determine an Applicants compliance with the requirements. These requirements are set forth in the United States Department of the Treasury regulations implementing Title VI located in 31 CFR part 22, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Race, Color, or National Origin in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance from the Department of the Treasury. These regulations apply to Applicants as well as their prospective sub-recipients that are not direct beneficiaries of Federal Financial Assistance (e.g., Depository Institution Holding Company and their Subsidiary Depository Institutions). Estimated Number of Respondents: 900. Estimated Annual Time per Respondent: .5 hours. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 450 hours. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this Notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16835 become a matter of public record and may be published on the CDFI Fund website at https://www.cdfifund.gov. Authority: 31 CFR part 22. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the CDFI Fund, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the CDFI Fund’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 of information on respondents, including through the use of technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services required to provide information. Jodie L. Harris, Director, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Title VI Compliance Worksheet Applicant Name:lllll Employer Identification Number:lllll DUNS Number:lllll Submitted by:lllll Title:lllll Date Submitted:lllll Signature:lllll The United States Department of the Treasury regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act (Title VI), are set forth in 31 CFR part 22. The Applicant should review such regulations carefully before completing this section. Please note that these regulations apply to Applicants as well as their prospective subrecipients that are not direct beneficiaries of Federal Financial Assistance (e.g., Depository Institution Holding Company and their Subsidiary Depository Institutions). In order to assure compliance with those regulations, and other requirements related to compliance with Title VI, the Applicant shall provide the following information: E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 16836 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / Notices Title VI Compliance Requirements Yes jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 1. Civil Rights Complaint Information: a. Has the Applicant had legal findings that they violated civil rights laws or civil rights complaints that resulted in any settlements in the last two years? If Yes, provide information on lawsuits and/or complaints such as case name, number, specific complaint, and date of case. b. Does the Applicant have any pending civil rights investigations, complaints, and/or lawsuits filed against them that pertain to allegations of discrimination on the basis of race, color, and/or national origin? If Yes, provide information on the investigations, complaints, and/or lawsuits such as case name, number, date of case, and status of case (e.g., discovery). c. Has the Applicant ever been found to be noncompliant with civil rights requirements for any Federal Financial Assistance in the last two years? If Yes, provide the Federal Awarding Agency, program name, findings, corrective actions, status of corrective actions, agency point of contact, and attach a copy of the Title VI compliance review issued by the federal agency. d. Does the Applicant have any pending applications or current awards of Federal Financial Assistance with other federal awarding agencies? If Yes, please select the applicable federal agency(ies), enter the associated program name(s), and award amount. 2. Notice of Rights and Program Location: a. Does the Applicant post signs in its offices to inform persons of their rights under Title VI and other civil rights requirements? If No, please describe the Applicant’s plan to post this information. b. Does the Applicant post information on their website informing persons of their rights under Title VI and other civil rights requirements? If No, please describe the Applicant’s plan to post this information. c. If the Applicant provides services directly to customers, do they make efforts to ensure that facilities are accessible to the communities they serve? If No, describe why and how the Applicant mitigates this issue. If an Applicant does not provide direct services to customers answer ‘‘Yes.’’. 3. Language Assistance Plan: a. Does the Applicant have a Language Assistance Plan (LAP) or process in place to support persons with limited English proficiency (LEP)? If No, describe how the Applicant will meet this requirement. b. Does the LAP or process to support LEP persons take into consideration the volume, proportion, or frequency of LEP persons that the Applicant serves in determining the appropriate language assistance? If No, describe how the Applicant determines what LEP services they provide. c. Does the Applicant display notices in appropriate languages in intake areas or initial points of contact on how to access language services? If No, describe how the Applicant meets this requirement or will meet this requirement. d. Does the Applicant provide language interpreter services or translated materials to LEP persons? If No, describe why not or how the Applicant plans to meet this requirement. 4. Sub-recipient Communication: a. If the Applicant has sub-recipients, do they have established measures to communicate civil rights compliance requirements to their sub-recipients? If No, describe how the Applicant meets this requirement or will meet this requirement. If the Applicant does not have sub-recipients answer ‘‘Yes.’’. b. If the Applicant has sub-recipients, do they inform sub-recipients about how to provide notice to the public about their right to file a complaint of discrimination? If No, describe how the Applicant meets this requirement or will meet this requirement. If the Applicant does not have sub-recipients answer ‘‘Yes.’’. c. If the Applicant has sub-recipients, do they conduct periodic review checks of sub-recipient compliance with Title VI requirements? If No, describe how the Applicant meets this requirement or will meet this requirement. If the Applicant does not have sub-recipients answer ‘‘Yes.’’. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 No Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / Notices [FR Doc. 2021–06577 Filed 3–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–70–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency [Docket ID OCC–2020–0049] BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM [Docket No. OP–1743] FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION RIN 3064–ZA24 BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION [Docket No. CFPB–2021–0004] NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. NCUA–2021–0023] Request for Information and Comment on Financial Institutions’ Use of Artificial Intelligence, Including Machine Learning Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Credit Union Administration, and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (agencies). ACTION: Request for information and comment. AGENCY: The agencies are gathering information and comments on financial institutions’ use of artificial intelligence (AI), including machine learning (ML). The purpose of this request for information (RFI) is to understand respondents’ views on the use of AI by financial institutions in their provision of services to customers and for other business or operational purposes; appropriate governance, risk management, and controls over AI; and any challenges in developing, adopting, and managing AI. The RFI also solicits respondents’ views on the use of AI in financial services to assist in determining whether any clarifications from the agencies would be helpful for financial institutions’ use of AI in a safe and sound manner and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including those related to consumer protection. DATES: Comments must be received by June 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are encouraged to submit written comments jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 jointly to all of the agencies. Commenters are encouraged to use the title ‘‘Request for Information and Comment on Financial Institutions’ Use of Artificial Intelligence, including Machine Learning’’ to facilitate the organization and distribution of comments among the agencies. Commenters are also encouraged to identify the number of the specific question for comment to which they are responding. Please send comments by one method only and should be directed to: OCC: Commenters are encouraged to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Please use the title ‘‘Request for Information on Financial Institutions’ Use of Artificial Intelligence, including Machine Learning; Request for Comment’’ to facilitate the organization and distribution of the comments. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal— Regulations.gov: Go to https:// regulations.gov/. Enter ‘‘Docket ID OCC– 2020–0049’’ in the Search Box and click ‘‘Search.’’ Public comments can be submitted via the ‘‘Comment’’ box below the displayed document information or by clicking on the document title and then clicking the ‘‘Comment’’ box on the top-left side of the screen. For help with submitting effective comments please click on ‘‘Commenter’s Checklist.’’ For assistance with the Regulations.gov site, please call (877) 378–5457 (toll free) or (703) 454–9859 Monday-Friday, 9am5pm ET or email regulations@ erulemakinghelpdesk.com. • Mail: Chief Counsel’s Office, Attention: Comment Processing, 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. Instructions: You must include ‘‘OCC’’ as the agency name and ‘‘Docket ID OCC–2020–0049’’ in your comment. In general, the OCC will enter all comments received into the docket and publish the comments on the Regulations.gov website 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. PO 00000 Frm 00137 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16837 You may review comments and other related materials that pertain to this action by the following method: • Viewing Comments Electronically— Regulations.gov: Go to https:// regulations.gov/. Enter ‘‘Docket ID OCC– 2020–0049’’ in the Search Box and click ‘‘Search.’’ Click on the ‘‘Documents’’ tab and then the document’s title. After clicking the document’s title, click the ‘‘Browse Comments’’ tab. Comments can be viewed and filtered by clicking on the ‘‘Sort By’’ drop-down on the right side of the screen or the ‘‘Refine Results’’ options on the left side of the screen. Supporting materials can be viewed by clicking on the ‘‘Documents’’ tab and filtered by clicking on the ‘‘Sort By’’ drop-down on the right side of the screen or the ‘‘Refine Documents Results’’ options on the left side of the screen.’’ For assistance with the Regulations.gov site, please call (877) 378–5457 (toll free) or (703) 454–9859 Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm ET or email regulations@erulemakinghelpdesk.com. The docket may be viewed after the close of the comment period in the same manner as during the comment period. Board: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. OP–1743, by any of the following methods: • Agency website: http:// www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments at http://www.federalreserve.gov/ generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm. • Email: regs.comments@ federalreserve.gov. Include docket number in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 452–3819 or (202) 452– 3102. Mail: Ann E. Misback, Secretary, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20551. All public comments will be made available on the Board’s website at http://www.federalreserve.gov/ generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as submitted, unless modified for technical reasons or to remove personally identifiable information or other confidential information at the commenter’s request. Accordingly, your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. Public comments may also be viewed in paper in Room 146, 1709 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. FDIC • Agency website: https:// www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the agency’s website. E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 31, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16835-16837]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-06577]



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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Community Development Financial Institutions Fund


Request for Public Comment

ACTION: Notice and request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Treasury, as part of a continuing 
effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general 
public and other federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment 
on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Currently, the Community 
Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), Department of the 
Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the Office of 
Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation (CCME) Title VI 
Compliance Worksheet (Worksheet). The Worksheet will be an online form 
submitted through the CDFI Fund's Award Management Information System 
(AMIS).

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before June 1, 2021 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments via email to Heather Hunt, Acting 
Program Manager for the Office of Certification, Compliance Monitoring 
and Evaluation, CDFI Fund at [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Hunt, CCME Acting Program 
Manager, CDFI Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania 
Avenue NW, Washington DC 20220, (202) 653-0421 (not a toll-free 
number). Other information regarding the CDFI Fund and its programs may 
be obtained on the CDFI Fund website at https://www.cdfifund.gov. The 
Title VI Compliance Worksheet, which presents the questions that will 
comprise the online form, may be obtained from the News and Events 
Section of the CDFI Fund website at https://www.cdfifund.gov/news-events/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Title VI Compliance Worksheet (Worksheet).
    OMB Number: 1559-NEW.
    Type of Review: Regular Review.
    Abstract: This collection captures qualitative information from all 
Applicants to CDFI Fund's Federal Financial Assistance Programs. This 
information will be collected once annually from all Applicants to 
assess their compliance with federal civil rights requirements. 
Applicants must be compliant with federal civil rights requirements in 
order to be deemed eligible to receive Federal Financial Assistance 
grants from the CDFI Fund. The CDFI Fund will utilize the Worksheet to 
determine whether Applicants to CDFI Fund Financial Assistance Programs 
are compliant with federal civil rights requirements. The questions in 
the Worksheet are intended to assist the CDFI Fund in determining 
whether Federal Financial Assistance Applicants are compliant with the 
Treasury regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act 
(Title VI), set forth in 31 CFR part 22. If the general public does not 
believe the questions in the Worksheet will assist the CDFI Fund with 
determining Applicant's compliance with federal civil rights 
requirements, the CDFI Fund asks that detailed comments be provided to 
better demonstrate how the CDFI Fund can determine an Applicants 
compliance with the requirements.
    These requirements are set forth in the United States Department of 
the Treasury regulations implementing Title VI located in 31 CFR part 
22, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Race, Color, or National Origin 
in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance from 
the Department of the Treasury. These regulations apply to Applicants 
as well as their prospective sub-recipients that are not direct 
beneficiaries of Federal Financial Assistance (e.g., Depository 
Institution Holding Company and their Subsidiary Depository 
Institutions).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 900.
    Estimated Annual Time per Respondent: .5 hours.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 450 hours.
    Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this Notice 
will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of 
Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of 
public record and may be published on the CDFI Fund website at https://www.cdfifund.gov.
    Authority: 31 CFR part 22. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the CDFI Fund, including whether the information shall 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the CDFI Fund'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 of information on 
respondents, including through the use of technology; and (e) estimates 
of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and 
purchase of services required to provide information.

Jodie L. Harris,
Director, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.

Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Title VI Compliance 
Worksheet

Applicant Name:_____

Employer Identification Number:_____

DUNS Number:_____

Submitted by:_____

Title:_____

Date Submitted:_____

Signature:_____

    The United States Department of the Treasury regulations 
implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act (Title VI), are set forth 
in 31 CFR part 22. The Applicant should review such regulations 
carefully before completing this section. Please note that these 
regulations apply to Applicants as well as their prospective 
subrecipients that are not direct beneficiaries of Federal Financial 
Assistance (e.g., Depository Institution Holding Company and their 
Subsidiary Depository Institutions). In order to assure compliance with 
those regulations, and other requirements related to compliance with 
Title VI, the Applicant shall provide the following information:

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    Title VI Compliance Requirements            Yes             No
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1. Civil Rights Complaint Information:
    a. Has the Applicant had legal
     findings that they violated civil
     rights laws or civil rights
     complaints that resulted in any
     settlements in the last two years?
     If Yes, provide information on
     lawsuits and/or complaints such as
     case name, number, specific
     complaint, and date of case........
    b. Does the Applicant have any
     pending civil rights
     investigations, complaints, and/or
     lawsuits filed against them that
     pertain to allegations of
     discrimination on the basis of
     race, color, and/or national
     origin? If Yes, provide information
     on the investigations, complaints,
     and/or lawsuits such as case name,
     number, date of case, and status of
     case (e.g., discovery).............
    c. Has the Applicant ever been found
     to be noncompliant with civil
     rights requirements for any Federal
     Financial Assistance in the last
     two years? If Yes, provide the
     Federal Awarding Agency, program
     name, findings, corrective actions,
     status of corrective actions,
     agency point of contact, and attach
     a copy of the Title VI compliance
     review issued by the federal agency
    d. Does the Applicant have any
     pending applications or current
     awards of Federal Financial
     Assistance with other federal
     awarding agencies? If Yes, please
     select the applicable federal
     agency(ies), enter the associated
     program name(s), and award amount..
2. Notice of Rights and Program
 Location:
    a. Does the Applicant post signs in
     its offices to inform persons of
     their rights under Title VI and
     other civil rights requirements? If
     No, please describe the Applicant's
     plan to post this information......
    b. Does the Applicant post
     information on their website
     informing persons of their rights
     under Title VI and other civil
     rights requirements? If No, please
     describe the Applicant's plan to
     post this information..............
    c. If the Applicant provides
     services directly to customers, do
     they make efforts to ensure that
     facilities are accessible to the
     communities they serve? If No,
     describe why and how the Applicant
     mitigates this issue. If an
     Applicant does not provide direct
     services to customers answer
     ``Yes.''...........................
3. Language Assistance Plan:
    a. Does the Applicant have a
     Language Assistance Plan (LAP) or
     process in place to support persons
     with limited English proficiency
     (LEP)? If No, describe how the
     Applicant will meet this
     requirement........................
    b. Does the LAP or process to
     support LEP persons take into
     consideration the volume,
     proportion, or frequency of LEP
     persons that the Applicant serves
     in determining the appropriate
     language assistance? If No,
     describe how the Applicant
     determines what LEP services they
     provide............................
    c. Does the Applicant display
     notices in appropriate languages in
     intake areas or initial points of
     contact on how to access language
     services? If No, describe how the
     Applicant meets this requirement or
     will meet this requirement.........
    d. Does the Applicant provide
     language interpreter services or
     translated materials to LEP
     persons? If No, describe why not or
     how the Applicant plans to meet
     this requirement...................
4. Sub-recipient Communication:
    a. If the Applicant has sub-
     recipients, do they have
     established measures to communicate
     civil rights compliance
     requirements to their sub-
     recipients? If No, describe how the
     Applicant meets this requirement or
     will meet this requirement. If the
     Applicant does not have sub-
     recipients answer ``Yes.''.........
    b. If the Applicant has sub-
     recipients, do they inform sub-
     recipients about how to provide
     notice to the public about their
     right to file a complaint of
     discrimination? If No, describe how
     the Applicant meets this
     requirement or will meet this
     requirement. If the Applicant does
     not have sub-recipients answer
     ``Yes.''...........................
    c. If the Applicant has sub-
     recipients, do they conduct
     periodic review checks of sub-
     recipient compliance with Title VI
     requirements? If No, describe how
     the Applicant meets this
     requirement or will meet this
     requirement. If the Applicant does
     not have sub-recipients answer
     ``Yes.''...........................
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