Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; International Regulation, 36864-36866 [2021-14776]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 36864 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 13, 2021 / Notices (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. OCC asks that OMB extend its approval of this collection. 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) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jul 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 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. The ubiquity of Libor, present in over $200T notional contracts, makes moving off the rate incredibly complicated. Many existing contracts do not include sufficient provisions in the event that Libor becomes unavailable (known as fallback provisions). Without adequate preparation, Libor cessation could cause market disruption and present risks to banks and their customers. In addition, fallback provision language does not sufficiently account for a permanent cessation of Libor. The Federal banking agencies published a statement communicating that banks should discontinue entering into contracts that use USD Libor as a reference rate as soon as practicable and in any event by the end of 2021 (with a few exceptions for orderly market support).2 Given that the OCC expects banks to discontinue making Libor loans by the end of 2021, the prevalence of Libor, and the remaining work to be done within the timeframe described above, the OCC is requesting renewal of the emergency clearance for this selfassessment tool to be made available to banks due to the immediate need and the brief duration of use, to help banks prepare for Libor-related risk. Banks may use the self-assessment to determine whether they have risk management processes in place to identify and mitigate their Libor transition risks. Not all sections or questions will apply to all banks. Applicable risks (e.g., operational, compliance, strategic, and reputation) can be identified when scoping and completing Libor cessation preparedness assessments. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Burden Estimates: Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,096. Estimated Annual Burden: 8,768 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Comments: On March 17, 2021, the OCC published a 60-day notice for this information collection, 86 FR 14681. No 2 https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/ pressreleases/files/bcreg20201130a1.pdf. PO 00000 Frm 00167 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comments were received. Comments continue to be invited on: (a) Whether the collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the OCC’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the OCC’s estimates of the burden of the information collections, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of information collections on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. (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. 2021–14772 Filed 7–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; International Regulation 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 ‘‘International Regulation—Part 28.’’ The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review. SUMMARY: Comments must be received by August 12, 2021. DATES: E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 13, 2021 / Notices 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– 0102, 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– 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. 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 ‘‘1557–0102’’ 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. • For assistance in navigating www.reginfo.gov, please contact the jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: 1 On March 17, 2021, the OCC published a 60-day notice for this information collection, 86 FR 14679. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jul 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 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. The OCC asks OMB to extend its approval of this collection. 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 § 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 PO 00000 Frm 00168 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36865 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 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 E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 36866 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 13, 2021 / Notices the calculation until its next examination by the OCC. maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. 12 CFR 28.18(c)(1) Recordkeeping and Reporting—Maintenance of Accounts, Books, and Records Theodore J. Dowd, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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. On March 17, 2021, the OCC published a 60-day notice for this information collection, 86 FR 14679. No comments were received. Comments continue to be 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jul 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 [FR Doc. 2021–14776 Filed 7–12–21; 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; Supervisory Guidance on Stress Testing for Banking Organizations With Total Consolidated Assets of More Than $10 Billion Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury (OCC). 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 renewal of its information collection titled, ‘‘Supervisory Guidance on Stress Testing for Banking Organizations with Total Consolidated Assets of More Than $10 Billion.’’ DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 13, 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: 1557–0312, 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– 0312’’ in your comment. In general, the OCC will publish comments on www.reginfo.gov without change, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00169 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 (published following the close of this notice’s comment period) for this collection 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 ‘‘1557–0312’’ or ‘‘Supervisory Guidance on Stress Testing for Banking Organizations with Total Consolidated Assets of More Than $10 Billion.’’ 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, (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 proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 131 (Tuesday, July 13, 2021)]
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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; International Regulation

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.'' The OCC also is giving 
notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.

DATES: Comments must be received by August 12, 2021.

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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, 1557-0102, 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 
``1557-0102 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.
    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 March 17, 2021, the OCC published a 60-day notice for 
this information collection, 86 FR 14679.
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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.
     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. The OCC asks OMB 
to extend its approval of this collection.
    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

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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.
    On March 17, 2021, the OCC published a 60-day notice for this 
information collection, 86 FR 14679. No comments were received. 
Comments continue to be 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.
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