Department of the Treasury 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Regulation Agency Protests
Document Number: 2020-01570
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-29
Agency: Department of the Treasury
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 the proposed information collections listed below, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Renewal Without Change of Information Collection Requirements in Connection With the Imposition of a Special Measure Concerning the Islamic Republic of Iran as a Jurisdiction of Primary Money Laundering Concern
Document Number: 2020-01526
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-29
Agency: Department of the Treasury
As part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, FinCEN invites comment on a renewal, without change, to information collection requirements finalized on November 4, 2019, imposing a special measure with respect to the Islamic Republic of Iran as a jurisdiction of primary money laundering concern. This request for comments is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
2020 Pricing of Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, Platinum, and Palladium Products Grid
Document Number: 2020-01456
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2020-01349
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more aircraft that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these vessels are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-01292
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-27
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the OCC, the Board, and the FDIC (the agencies) 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. On October 4, 2019, the agencies, under the auspices of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), requested public comment for 60 days on a proposal to revise and extend the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Reports) (FFIEC 031, FFIEC 041, and FFIEC 051) and the Regulatory Capital Reporting for Institutions Subject to the Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework (FFIEC 101), which are currently approved collections of information. The comment period for the October 2019 notice ended on December 3, 2019. As described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, after considering the comments received on the proposal, the agencies are proceeding with the proposed revisions to the reporting forms and instructions for the Call Reports and the FFIEC 101 (except for the reporting changes arising from the proposed total loss absorbing capacity holdings rule that has not yet been finalized), but with certain modifications. In general, the modifications relate to the disclosure of an institution's election of the community bank leverage ratio framework, a change in the scope of the FFIEC 031 Call Report, and the reporting of home equity lines of credit that convert from revolving to non-revolving status. The reporting revisions that implement various changes to the agencies' capital rule would take effect in the same quarters as the effective dates of the capital rule changes, i.e., primarily as of the March 31 and June 30, 2020, report dates. Call Report revisions applicable to operating lease liabilities and home equity lines of credit would take effect in the first quarter of 2020 and 2021, respectively. In addition, the agencies are giving notice they are sending the collections to OMB for review.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of the Registration of Money Services Businesses Regulation and FinCEN Form 107
Document Number: 2020-01240
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-27
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, FinCEN invites comments on the proposed renewal, without change, to a currently approved information collection regarding registration of money services businesses regulations and FinCEN Form 107Registration of Money Services Business (``RMSB''). Money services businesses (``MSBs'') must register with FinCEN using FinCEN Form 107, renew their registration every two years, and maintain a list of their agents. This request for comments is made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Regulatory Capital Rule: Revisions to the Supplementary Leverage Ratio To Exclude Certain Central Bank Deposits of Banking Organizations Predominantly Engaged in Custody, Safekeeping, and Asset Servicing Activities
Document Number: 2019-28293
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-27
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are issuing a final rule to implement section 402 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. Section 402 directs these agencies to amend the regulatory capital rule to exclude from the supplementary leverage ratio certain funds of banking organizations deposited with central banks if the banking organization is predominantly engaged in custody, safekeeping, and asset servicing activities.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request on Capitalization of Interest
Document Number: 2020-01176
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-24
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning TD 8584, capitalization of interest.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-01175
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-24
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the Tip Reporting Alternative Commitment Agreement (TRAC) for Use in the Food and Beverage Industry; the Tip Rate Determination Agreement (TRDA) for industries other than the food and beverage industry and the gaming industry.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1098-E
Document Number: 2020-01174
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-24
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 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 information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Student Loan Interest Statement.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8453-R
Document Number: 2020-01173
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-24
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 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 information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Electronic Filing Declaration for Form 8963.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8316
Document Number: 2020-01172
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-24
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8316, Information Regarding Request for Refund of Social Security Tax Erroneously Withheld on Wages Received by a Nonresident Alien on an F, J, or M Type Visa.
Standardized Approach for Calculating the Exposure Amount of Derivative Contracts
Document Number: 2019-27249
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-24
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are issuing a final rule to implement a new approachthe standardized approach for counterparty credit risk (SA- CCR)for calculating the exposure amount of derivative contracts under these agencies' regulatory capital rule. Under the final rule, an advanced approaches banking organization may use SA-CCR or the internal models methodology to calculate its advanced approaches total risk- weighted assets, and must use SA-CCR, instead of the current exposure methodology, to calculate its standardized total risk-weighted assets. A non-advanced approaches banking organization may use the current exposure methodology or SA-CCR to calculate its standardized total risk-weighted assets. The final rule also implements SA-CCR in other aspects of the capital rule. Notably, the final rule requires an advanced approaches banking organization to use SA-CCR to determine the exposure amount of derivative contracts included in the banking organization's total leverage exposure, the denominator of the supplementary leverage ratio. In addition, the final rule incorporates SA-CCR into the cleared transactions framework and makes other amendments, generally with respect to cleared transactions.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2020-01077
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-23
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
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, ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.'' The OCC also is giving notice that it sent the collection to OMB for review.
Transfers of Certain Property by U.S. Persons to Partnerships With Related Foreign Partners
Document Number: 2020-00383
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-23
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that provide guidance applicable to transfers of appreciated property by U.S. persons to partnerships with foreign partners related to the transferor. Specifically, when a U.S. person transfers appreciated property to a partnership with a foreign partner related to the transferor, the regulations override the general nonrecognition rule unless the partnership adopts the remedial allocation method and certain other requirements are satisfied. The regulations affect U.S. partners in domestic or foreign partnerships.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Recordkeeping Requirements for Securities Transactions
Document Number: 2020-00945
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-22
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
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, ``Recordkeeping Requirements for Securities Transactions.''
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Financial Sector Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Survey
Document Number: 2020-00898
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-22
Agency: Department of the Treasury
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 the proposed information collections listed below, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Credit for Indian Coal Production and Inflation Adjustment Factor for Calendar Years 2018 and 2019
Document Number: 2020-00884
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The inflation adjustment factor is used in determining the availability of the credit for Indian coal production under section 45. Section 128 of Division Q of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (Pub. L. 116-94) extends the credit period for the Indian coal production credit from a 12-year period beginning on January 1, 2006, to a 15-year period beginning on January 1, 2006. This provision is effective for coal produced in the United States or a possession thereof after December 31, 2017.
Art Advisory Panel-Notice of Availability of Report of 2018 Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2020-00883
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and the Government in the Sunshine Act, a report summarizing the closed meeting activities of the Art Advisory Panel during Fiscal Year 2018 has been prepared. A copy of this report has been filed with the Assistant Secretary for Management of the Department of the Treasury.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2020-00808
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (the SDN List) based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2020-00771
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC); Nominations
Document Number: 2020-00463
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is requesting applications from individuals with experience in such areas as state tax administration, cybersecurity and information security, tax software development, tax preparation, payroll and tax financial product processing, systems management and improvement, implementation of customer service initiatives, public administration, and consumer advocacy to be considered for selection as members of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC). The IRS also strongly encourages representatives from consumer groups with an interest in tax issues to apply.
Open Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Risk-Sharing Mechanisms
Document Number: 2020-00735
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-17
Agency: Department of the Treasury
This notice announces that the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Advisory Committee on Risk-Sharing Mechanisms (ACRSM) will convene a meeting on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, in the Cash Room, Room 2121, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20220, from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The meeting is open to the public, and the site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Multiemployer Pension Plan Application To Reduce Benefits
Document Number: 2020-00732
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-17
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Board of Trustees of the Local 807 Labor-Management Pension Plan (Fund), a multiemployer pension plan, has submitted an application to reduce benefits under the plan in accordance with the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA). The purpose of this notice is to announce that the application submitted by the Board of Trustees of the Fund has been published on the website of the Department of the Treasury (Treasury), and to request public comments on the application from interested parties, including participants and beneficiaries, employee organizations, and contributing employers of the Fund.
Multiemployer Pension Plan Application To Reduce Benefits
Document Number: 2020-00731
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-17
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Board of Trustees of the American Federation of Musicians & Employers Pension Fund (Fund), a multiemployer pension plan, has submitted an application to reduce benefits under the plan in accordance with the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA). The purpose of this notice is to announce that the application submitted by the Board of Trustees of the Fund has been published on the website of the Department of the Treasury (Treasury), and to request public comments on the application from interested parties, including participants and beneficiaries, employee organizations, and contributing employers of the Fund.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Securities Offering Disclosure Rules
Document Number: 2020-00673
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-17
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
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). An agency 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 an information collection titled ``Securities Offering Disclosure Rules.''
Debt Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2020-00334
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-17
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Provisions Pertaining to Certain Investments in the United States by Foreign Persons
Document Number: 2020-00188
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-17
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Investment Security
The final rule revises regulations that implement certain provisions of section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended by the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA). The interim rule also adds a new definition for the term ``principal place of business'' and the Department of the Treasury is seeking comments on this definition. While this rule retains many features of the prior regulations, the rule makes a number of substantive changes, primarily to implement FIRRMA.
Provisions Pertaining to Certain Transactions by Foreign Persons Involving Real Estate in the United States
Document Number: 2020-00187
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-17
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Investment Security
The final rule establishes regulations to implement the provisions relating to real estate transactions in section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended by the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018. This rule sets forth the scope of, and process and procedures relating to, the national security review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States of certain transactions involving the purchase or lease by, or concession to, a foreign person of certain real estate in the United States. The interim rule also adds a new definition for the term ``principal place of business,'' and the Department of the Treasury is seeking comments on this definition.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2020-00613
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-16
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2020-00596
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-16
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
Classification of Cloud Transactions and Transactions Involving Digital Content; Hearing
Document Number: 2020-00591
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-16
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document provides a notice of public hearing on proposed regulations regarding the classification of cloud transactions for purposes of the international provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. These proposed regulations also modify the rules for classifying transactions involving computer programs, including by applying the rules to transfers of digital content.
Revised Applicability Dates for Regulations Under Section 382(h) Related to Built-in Gain and Loss
Document Number: 2020-00469
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document withdraws a portion of a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Proposed Rules section of the Federal Register on September 10, 2019. That notice of proposed rulemaking contained proposed rules to provide guidance regarding the items of income and deduction that are included in the calculation of built-in gains and losses under section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). If adopted, those proposed rules would apply to any ownership change occurring after the date the Treasury decision adopting those proposed rules as a final regulation is published in the Federal Register. This notice of proposed rulemaking would delay the applicability of those proposed rules and provide transition relief for eligible taxpayers. The proposed regulations in this notice of proposed rulemaking would affect corporations that experience an ownership change for purposes of section 382.
Investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds
Document Number: 2019-27846
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations governing the extent to which taxpayers may elect the Federal income tax benefits provided by section 1400Z-2 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) with respect to certain equity interests in a qualified opportunity fund (QOF). The final regulations address the comments received in response to the two notices of proposed rulemaking issued under section 1400Z-2 and provide additional guidance for taxpayers eligible to elect to temporarily defer the inclusion in gross income of certain gains if corresponding amounts are invested in certain equity interests in QOFs, as well as guidance on the ability of such taxpayers to exclude from gross income additional gain recognized after holding those equity interests for at least 10 years. The final regulations also address various requirements that must be met for an entity to qualify as a QOF, including requirements that must be met for an entity to qualify as a qualified opportunity zone business. The final regulations affect entities that self-certify as QOFs and eligible taxpayers that make investments, whether qualifying or non-qualifying, in such entities.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions
Document Number: 2020-00232
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
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 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 renewal of an information collection titled, ``Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions,'' which is currently an approved collection.
Multiemployer Pension Plan Application To Reduce Benefits
Document Number: 2020-00190
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Board of Trustees of the Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen Local 7 Pension Fund (Fund), a multiemployer pension plan, has submitted an application to reduce benefits under the plan in accordance with the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA). The purpose of this notice is to announce that the application submitted by the Board of Trustees of the Fund has been published on the website of the Department of the Treasury (Treasury), and to request public comments on the application from interested parties, including participants and beneficiaries, employee organizations, and contributing employers of the Fund.
Interest Rate Paid on Cash Deposited To Secure U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Immigration Bonds
Document Number: 2020-00189
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Department of the Treasury
For the period beginning January 1, 2020, and ending on March 31, 2020, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Immigration Bond interest rate is 1.61 per centum per annum.
Community Reinvestment Act Regulations; Request for Public Input
Document Number: 2019-27290
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
On January 9, 2020, the OCC and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the agencies) published a notice of proposed rulemaking that would amend their regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The OCC seeks public input with this request for information to assist in determining how the proposed rule might be revised to ensure that the final rule better achieves the statute's purpose of encouraging banks to help serve their communities by making the framework more objective, transparent, consistent, and easy to understand. Specifically, this request for information seeks bank- specific data and information to supplement currently-available data and to inform potential revisions to modernize and strengthen the CRA regulatory framework.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-00145
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Department of the Treasury
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of the Treasury (``Treasury'' or ``Department''), Treasury proposes to establish a new system of records titled, ``Department of the Treasury.018 E-Rulemaking System of Records'' under the Privacy Act of 1974 for the online collection through the Federal Docket Management System and/or Regulations.gov of public comments to notices of proposed rulemaking, proposed orders, and other policy or regulatory actions that are published in the Federal Register or rules or rule amendments, petitions, and other input collected from the public that may not be associated with statutory or regulatory notice and comment requirements.
Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
Document Number: 2019-27940
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) propose regulations that could encourage banks to provide billions more each year in Community Reinvestment Act-qualified lending, investment, and services by modernizing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations to better achieve the law's underlying statutory purpose of encouraging banks to serve their communities by making the regulatory framework more objective, transparent, consistent, and easy to understand. To accomplish these goals, this proposed rule would strengthen the CRA regulations by clarifying which activities qualify for CRA credit, updating where activities count for CRA credit, creating a more transparent and objective method for measuring CRA performance, and providing for more transparent, consistent, and timely CRA-related data collection, recordkeeping, and reporting.
Employment Contracts, Mutual to Stock Conversions, Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2019-28074
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC seeks comment on a proposed rule that would implement changes recommended in the March 2017 Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act report, including the repeal of the OCC's employment contract rule for Federal savings associations, and amend the OCC's fiduciary rules. The proposed rule also would amend the OCC's rule for conversions from mutual to stock form of a savings association to reduce burden, increase flexibility, and update cross-references. Additionally, the proposed rule would update cross-references to repealed and integrated rules, remove unnecessary definitions, and make technical changes to other OCC rules.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 77)
Document Number: 2020-00018
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-07
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we invite comments on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this notice.
Proposed Collection of Information: Minority Bank Deposit Program (MBDP) Certification Form for Admission
Document Number: 2019-28423
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-03
Agency: Department of the Treasury
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 take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently the Bureau of the Fiscal Service within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the Minority Bank Deposit Program (MBDP) Certification Form for Admission.
Proposed Collection of Information: Application by Survivors for Payment of Bond or Check Issued Under the Armed Forces Leave Act of 1946, as Amended
Document Number: 2019-28422
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-03
Agency: Department of the Treasury
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 take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently the Bureau of the Fiscal Service within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the Application by Survivors for Payment of Bond or Check Issued Under the Armed Forces Leave Act of 1946, as amended.
Proposed Collection of Information: Request To Reissue U.S. Savings Bonds to a Personal Trust
Document Number: 2019-28421
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-03
Agency: Department of the Treasury
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 take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently the Bureau of the Fiscal Service within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the Request to Reissue U.S. Savings Bonds to a Personal Trust.
Establish Prices for 2019 and 2020 United States Mint Numismatic Products
Document Number: 2019-28401
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-03
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Mint is announcing pricing for United States Mint numismatic products in accordance with the table below:
Federal Government Participation in the Automated Clearing House
Document Number: 2019-27261
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-03
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) is proposing to amend its regulation governing the use of the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network by Federal agencies. Our regulation adopts, with some exceptions, the Nacha Operating Rules developed by Nacha, formerly known as NACHAThe Electronic Payments Association (Nacha), as the rules governing the use of the ACH Network by Federal agencies. We are issuing this proposed rule to address changes that Nacha has made to the Nacha Operating Rules since the publication of the 2016 Nacha Operating Rules & Guidelines book. These changes include amendments set forth in the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Nacha Operating Rules & Guidelines books, including supplements thereto, with an effective date on or before June 30, 2021.
Regulations Relating to Withholding and Reporting Tax on Certain U.S. Source Income Paid to Foreign Persons
Document Number: 2019-27979
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-02
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that provide guidance on certain due diligence and reporting rules applicable to persons making certain U.S. source payments to foreign persons, and guidance on certain aspects of reporting by foreign financial institutions on U.S. accounts. The final regulations affect persons making certain U.S.- related payments to certain foreign persons and foreign financial institutions reporting certain U.S. accounts.
Qualified Financial Contracts Recordkeeping Related to Orderly Liquidation Authority
Document Number: 2019-27801
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-02
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Secretary of the Treasury (the ``Secretary''), as Chairperson of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, after consultation with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the ``FDIC''), is issuing a determination regarding a request for an exemption from certain requirements of the rule implementing the qualified financial contracts (``QFC'') recordkeeping requirements of Title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ``Dodd-Frank Act'' or the ``Act'').