Agency Information Collection Requirements; Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Release of Non-Public Information, 18371-18372 [2021-07256]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 66 / Thursday, April 8, 2021 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: ADVANCE NOTIFICATION FORM: Tourist and Other Non-Governmental Activities in the Antarctic Treaty Area. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0181. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES/OPA). • Form Number: DS–4131. • Respondents: Operators of Antarctic expeditions organized in or proceeding from the United States. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 25. • Estimated Number of Responses: 25. • Average Time per Response: 9 hours. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 225 hours. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Required to comply with Article VII(5)(a) of the Antarctic Treaty and associated documents. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Abstract of Proposed Collection Information solicited on the Advance Notification Form (DS–4131) provides the U.S. Government with information on tourist and other non-governmental expeditions to the Antarctic Treaty area. The U.S. Government needs this information to comply with Article VII(5)(a) of the Antarctic Treaty and associated documents. Methodology The Form DS–4131 is available by download from the Department’s website. The information will be VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Apr 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 submitted by U.S. organizers of tourist and other non-governmental expeditions to Antarctica by means of this form. The form should be submitted via email, although signed originals submitted by regular mail are also valid. Kevin E. Bryant, Deputy Director, Office of Directives of Management, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2021–07259 Filed 4–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Requirements; Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Release of Non-Public Information Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, the OCC may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning the renewal of its information collection titled, ‘‘Release of Non-Public Information.’’ SUMMARY: You should submit written comments by June 7, 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: 1557–0200, 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– 0200’’ in your comment. In general, the OCC will publish comments on www.reginfo.gov without change, DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18371 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 ‘‘1557–0200’’ or ‘‘Release of Non-Public Information.’’ 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, 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 Office of Management and Budget (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 of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB 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\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 18372 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 66 / Thursday, April 8, 2021 / Notices for approval. To comply with this requirement, the OCC is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document. Title: Release of Non-Public Information. OMB Control No.: 1557–0200. Abstract: The information collection requirements require individuals who are requesting non-public OCC information to provide the OCC with information regarding the legal grounds for the request. The release of nonpublic OCC information to a requester without sufficient legal grounds to obtain the information would inhibit open consultation between a bank and the OCC, thereby impairing the OCC’s supervisory and regulatory mission. The OCC is entitled, under statute and case law, to require requesters to demonstrate that they have sufficient legal grounds for the OCC to release non-public OCC information. The OCC needs to identify the requester’s legal grounds to determine if it should release the requested non-public OCC information. The information requirements in 12 CFR part 4, subpart C, are as follows: • 12 CFR 4.33: Request for non-public OCC records or testimony; • 12 CFR 4.35(b)(3): Third parties requesting testimony; • 12 CFR 4.37(a)(2): OCC former employee notifying OCC of subpoena; • 12 CFR 4.37(a) and (b): Prohibition on dissemination of released information; • 12 CFR 4.38(a) and (b): Restrictions on dissemination of released information; and • 12 CFR 4.39(d): Request for authenticated records or certificate of nonexistence of records. The OCC uses the information to process requests for non-public OCC information and to determine if sufficient grounds exist for the OCC to release the requested information or provide testimony that would include a discussion of non-public information. This information collection facilitates the processing of requests and expedites the OCC’s release of non-public information and testimony to the requester, as appropriate. Type of Review: Extension, without change, of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; individuals. Number of Respondents: 2. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Total Annual Burden: 6 hours. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Apr 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’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. 2021–07256 Filed 4–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control [Docket No.: OFAC–2021–0001] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Reporting, Procedures and Penalties Regulations Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning OFAC’s information collection requirements contained within OFAC’s Reporting, Procedures and Penalties Regulations. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 7, 2021 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions on the website for submitting comments. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Email: OFACreport@treasury.gov with Attn: Request for Comments (Reporting, Procedures and Penalties Regulations). Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and refer to Docket Number OFAC–2021–0001 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1505– 0164. Comments received will be made available to the public via https:// www.regulations.gov or upon request, without change and including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Assistant Director for Licensing, 202–622–2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, 202–622–4855; or Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, 202–622– 2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Reporting, Procedures and Penalties Regulations. OMB Number: 1505–0164. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Description: The collections of information are contained in sections 501.601 through 501.605, 501.801, and 501.805 through 501.807 of OFAC’s Reporting, Procedures and Penalties Regulations (the ‘‘Regulations’’), and certain other parts, and pertain to the operation of various economic sanctions programs administered by OFAC under 31 CFR chapter V. Section 501.601 addresses the maintenance of records and § 501.602 relates to OFAC demands for information relative to any transaction or property subject to the provisions of 31 CFR chapter V. Section 501.603 imposes reporting requirements pertaining to blocked property and retained funds, as well as property that is released from blocked status (unblocked property). This information is required by OFAC to monitor compliance with regulatory requirements, to support diplomatic negotiations concerning the targets of sanctions, and to support settlement negotiations addressing U.S. claims. Section 501.604 requires the filing of reports for compliance purposes by U.S. persons where a transaction is not required to be blocked but where processing or otherwise engaging in the transaction would nonetheless violate, or facilitate a transaction that is prohibited under, other provisions in 31 CFR chapter V. Section 501.605 requires reporting of information pertaining to litigation, arbitration, and other binding alternative dispute resolution proceedings in the United States to prevent the intentional or inadvertent transfer through such proceedings of E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 66 (Thursday, April 8, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18371-18372]
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 Requirements; Information 
Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Release of Non-Public Information

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, ``Release of Non-Public Information.''

DATES: You should submit written comments by June 7, 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-
0200, 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 
``1557-0200'' 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 ``1557-0200'' or ``Release of Non-Public Information.'' 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, 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 Office of Management and Budget 
(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 of an existing collection of information, before submitting 
the collection to OMB

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for approval. To comply with this requirement, the OCC is publishing 
notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this 
document.
    Title: Release of Non-Public Information.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0200.
    Abstract: The information collection requirements require 
individuals who are requesting non-public OCC information to provide 
the OCC with information regarding the legal grounds for the request. 
The release of non-public OCC information to a requester without 
sufficient legal grounds to obtain the information would inhibit open 
consultation between a bank and the OCC, thereby impairing the OCC's 
supervisory and regulatory mission. The OCC is entitled, under statute 
and case law, to require requesters to demonstrate that they have 
sufficient legal grounds for the OCC to release non-public OCC 
information. The OCC needs to identify the requester's legal grounds to 
determine if it should release the requested non-public OCC 
information.
    The information requirements in 12 CFR part 4, subpart C, are as 
follows:
     12 CFR 4.33: Request for non-public OCC records or 
testimony;
     12 CFR 4.35(b)(3): Third parties requesting testimony;
     12 CFR 4.37(a)(2): OCC former employee notifying OCC of 
subpoena;
     12 CFR 4.37(a) and (b): Prohibition on dissemination of 
released information;
     12 CFR 4.38(a) and (b): Restrictions on dissemination of 
released information; and
     12 CFR 4.39(d): Request for authenticated records or 
certificate of nonexistence of records.
    The OCC uses the information to process requests for non-public OCC 
information and to determine if sufficient grounds exist for the OCC to 
release the requested information or provide testimony that would 
include a discussion of non-public information. This information 
collection facilitates the processing of requests and expedites the 
OCC's release of non-public information and testimony to the requester, 
as appropriate.
    Type of Review: Extension, without change, of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; individuals.
    Number of Respondents: 2.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Total Annual Burden: 6 hours.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will 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 agency, including whether 
the information has practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the agency'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. 2021-07256 Filed 4-7-21; 8:45 am]
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