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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of the Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2020-12540
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-10
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 a proposed renewal, without change, of currently approved information collections relating to the generic clearance for the collection of qualitative feedback on agency service delivery. This request for comments is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of the Bank Secrecy Act Reports by Financial Institutions of Suspicious Transactions at 31 CFR 1020.320, 1021.320, 1022.320, 1023.320, 1024.320, 1025.320, 1026.320, and 1029.320, and FinCEN Report 111-Suspicious Activity Report
Document Number: 2020-11247
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-26
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, of currently approved information collections relating to reports of suspicious transactions. Under the Bank Secrecy Act regulations, financial institutions are required to report suspicious transactions using FinCEN Report 111 (the suspicious activity report, or SAR). Although no changes are proposed to the information collections themselves, this request for comments covers a proposed updated burden estimate for the information collections. This request for comments is made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of the Bank Secrecy Act Reports of Transactions in Currency Regulations at 31 CFR 1010.310 Through 1010.314, 31 CFR 1021.311, and 31 CFR 1021.313, and FinCEN Report 112-Currency Transaction Report
Document Number: 2020-10310
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-14
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, of currently approved information collections relating to reports of transactions in currency. Under Bank Secrecy Act regulations, financial institutions are required to report transactions in currency of more than $10,000 using FinCEN Report 112 (the currency transaction report, or CTR). Although no changes are proposed to the information collections themselves, this request for comments covers a proposed updated burden estimate for the information collection. This request for comments is made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties
Document Number: 2020-02526
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-19
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN publishes this final rule to reflect inflation adjustments to its civil monetary penalties (``CMPs'') as mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (collectively referred to herein as the ``2015 Act''). This rule adjusts certain CMPs within the jurisdiction of FinCEN to the maximum amount required by the 2015 Act.
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of the Beneficial Ownership Requirements for Legal Entity Customers
Document Number: 2019-28037
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, FinCEN invites comment on the proposed renewal, without change, to a currently approved information collection relating to beneficial ownership requirements for legal entity customers of covered financial institutions. Under Bank Secrecy Act regulations, covered financial institutions are required to collect, and to maintain records of, the information used to identify and verify the identity of the names of the beneficial owners of their legal entity customers, subject to certain exclusions and exemptions. This request for comment is made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Information Collection Requirements in Connection With the Imposition of a Special Measure Concerning Commercial Bank of Syria, Including Its Subsidiary, Syrian Lebanese Commercial Bank, as a Financial Institution of Primary Money Laundering Concern
Document Number: 2019-27359
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
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 March 15, 2006, imposing a special measure with respect to Commercial Bank of Syria, including its subsidiary, Syrian Lebanese Commercial Bank, as a financial institution of primary money laundering concern. This request for comments is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group; Solicitation of Application for Membership
Document Number: 2019-27358
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN is inviting the public to nominate financial institutions, trade groups, and non-federal regulators or law enforcement agencies for membership on the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group. New members will be selected for three-year membership terms.
Imposition of Fifth Special Measure Against the Islamic Republic of Iran as a Jurisdiction of Primary Money Laundering Concern
Document Number: 2019-23697
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-04
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN is issuing this final rule, pursuant to Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act, to prohibit the opening or maintaining of correspondent accounts in the United States for, or on behalf of, Iranian financial institutions, and the use of foreign financial institutions' correspondent accounts at covered U.S. financial institutions to process transactions involving Iranian financial institutions.
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties
Document Number: 2019-22094
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN publishes this final rule to reflect inflation adjustments to its civil monetary penalties (``CMPs'') as mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (collectively referred to herein as ``the Act''). This rule adjusts certain CMPs within the jurisdiction of FinCEN to the maximum amount required by the Act.
Renewal Without Change of Information Collection Requirements in Connection With the Imposition of a Special Measure Concerning Banco Delta Asia, Including Its Subsidiaries Delta Asia Credit Limited and Delta Asia Insurance Limited, as a Financial Institution of Primary Money Laundering Concern
Document Number: 2019-21891
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
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 March 19, 2007, imposing a special measure with respect to Banco Delta Asia, including its subsidiaries Delta Asia Credit Limited and Delta Asia Insurance Limited, as a financial institution of primary money laundering concern. This request for comments is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties; Correction
Document Number: C1-2019-21156
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-04
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties; Correction
Document Number: 2019-21156
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-01
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
On March 19, 2018, FinCEN published a final rule to make the 2018 annual adjustment to its civil monetary penalties (``CMPs'') for inflation as mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (collectively referred to herein as ``the Act''). The final rule adjusted CMPs within the jurisdiction of FinCEN to the maximum amount required by the Act for 2018. However, that final rule inadvertently used the 2017 annual adjustment penalty assessment dates in the penalty adjustment table, as opposed to using the 2018 annual adjustment penalty assessment dates. This document corrects the penalty assessment dates in the penalty adjustment table for the 2018 annual adjustment.
Renewal Without Change of Information Collection Requirements in Connection With the Imposition of a Special Measure Concerning North Korea as a Jurisdiction of Primary Money Laundering Concern
Document Number: 2019-19486
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-10
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
As part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (``FinCEN'') invites comment on a renewal, without change, to information collection requirements finalized on November 9, 2016, imposing a special measure with respect to North Korea as a jurisdiction of primary money laundering concern. This request for comments is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
FinCEN's Innovation Initiative: Implementation of FinCEN Innovation Hours; Invitation To Request Innovation Hours Meeting
Document Number: 2019-11314
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-30
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN, a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, is notifying the public of its Innovation Hours Program. Through the Program, FinCEN will provide dedicated time on a monthly basis to meet with financial institutions, regulatory and financial technology firms, and other stakeholders to enable them to share information with FinCEN about innovative approaches to evaluating, maintaining and reporting information under the Bank Secrecy Act in order to further strengthen the financial system against illicit financial activity. The FinCEN Innovation Hours Program is a cornerstone of a broader FinCEN Innovation Initiative highlighted within the Joint FinCEN-Federal Banking Agency Statement on Innovation (December 3, 2018).\1\ The FinCEN Innovation Initiative seeks to promote innovation by supporting, where appropriate and feasible, innovation pilot programs, and enhanced feedback and information sharing programs. In addition, FinCEN will consider for future implementation the feasibility of incorporating demonstration and application testing capabilities to facilitate the development of innovative solutions to Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) challenges.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of the Requirement for Information Sharing Between Government Agencies and Financial Institutions
Document Number: 2019-09244
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-07
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN invites comment on the renewal without change of an information collection requirement concerning the ``Information Sharing Between Government Agencies And Financial Institutions,'' generally referred to as the 314(a) Program. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Reports of Foreign Financial Accounts Regulations and FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts
Document Number: 2018-27513
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-20
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN invites comment on a renewal, without change, of existing information collection requirements concerning reports of foreign financial accounts and FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (``FBAR''). This request for comments is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal: Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Customer Identification Programs for Brokers or Dealers in Securities and Mutual Funds
Document Number: 2018-19656
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN invites comment on a proposed renewal, without change, to information collections found in regulations requiring brokers or dealers in securities and mutual funds to develop and implement customer identification programs designed to allow the covered financial institution to form a reasonable belief that it knows the true identity of each customer. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Anti-Money Laundering Programs for Precious Metals, Precious Stones, or Jewels
Document Number: 2018-19655
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN invites comment on a renewal, without change, to information collections found in existing regulations requiring dealers in precious metals, stones, or jewels, to develop and implement written anti-money laundering programs reasonably designed to prevent those financial institutions from being used to facilitate money laundering and the financing of terrorist activities. This request for comments is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of the Report of International Transportation of Currency or Monetary Instruments
Document Number: 2018-19654
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN invites comment on the renewal of an information collection requirement concerning the Report of International Transportation of Currency or Monetary Instruments (``CMIR''). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal: Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Customer Identification Programs for Banks, Savings Associations, Credit Unions, Certain Non-Federally Regulated Banks, Futures Commission Merchants, and Introducing Brokers in Commodities
Document Number: 2018-19653
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN invites comment on a proposed renewal, without change, to information collections found in regulations requiring banks, savings associations, credit unions, certain non-federally regulated banks, futures commission merchants, and introducing brokers in commodities to develop and implement customer identification programs designed to allow the covered financial institution to form a reasonable belief that it knows the true identity of each customer. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Recordkeeping and Termination of Correspondent Accounts for Foreign Banks
Document Number: 2018-18079
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-22
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN invites comment on the renewal of information collections in existing regulations requiring records concerning owners of foreign banks and agents of foreign banks for service of legal process.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Anti-Money Laundering Programs for Money Services Businesses, Mutual Funds, and Operators of Credit Card Systems
Document Number: 2018-18078
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-22
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN invites comment on the renewal of information collections in existing regulations requiring money services businesses (``MSBs''), mutual funds, and operators of credit card systems to develop and implement written anti-money laundering programs reasonably designed to prevent those financial institutions from being used to facilitate money laundering and the financing of terrorist activities. This request for comments is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') of 1995, Public Law 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Suspicious Activity Reporting Requirements by Brokers or Dealers in Securities and Futures Commission Merchants and Introducing Brokers in Commodities
Document Number: 2018-18077
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-22
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN invites comment on the renewal of an information collection requirement for the recordkeeping and reporting of suspicious activities by brokers or dealers in securities and futures commission merchants and introducing brokers in commodities.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Bank Secrecy Act Suspicious Activity Reporting Non-Bank Requirement for Residential Mortgage Lenders and Originators
Document Number: 2018-15402
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-19
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (``Treasury''), invites all interested parties to comment on its proposed renewal without change of the Bank Secrecy Act (``BSA'') Suspicious Activity Reporting regulatory requirements for residential mortgage lenders and originators. FinCEN intends to submit this requirement for approval by the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') of a three-year renewal of Control Number 1506-0061. This request for comments is made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Anti-Money Laundering Programs for Insurance Companies and Non-Bank Residential Mortgage Lenders and Originators
Document Number: 2018-15401
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-19
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN invites comment on the renewal of information collections in existing regulations requiring insurance companies and non-bank residential mortgage lenders and originators to develop and implement written anti-money laundering programs reasonably designed to prevent those financial institutions from being used to facilitate money laundering and the financing of terrorist activities. This request for comments is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Bank Secrecy Act Regulations Requiring Money Services Businesses To Report Suspicious Activity
Document Number: 2018-15400
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-19
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (``Treasury''), invites all interested parties to comment on its proposed renewal without change of the Bank Secrecy Act (``BSA'') Suspicious Activity Reporting requirements for money services businesses (``MSBs''). FinCEN intends to submit this requirement for approval by the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') of a three- year renewal of Control Number 1506-0015. This request for comments is made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') of 1995, Public Law 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of the Registration of Money Services Business, Regulation and FinCEN Form 107
Document Number: 2018-15399
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-19
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, FinCEN invites comment on a renewal without change to a currently approved information collection contained in 31 CFR 1022.380 and the Registration of Money Services Business report, FinCEN Form 107. The form will be used by currency dealers or exchangers; check cashers; issuers of traveler's checks, money orders or prepaid access; sellers of traveler's checks, money orders or prepaid access; redeemers of traveler's checks, money orders or prepaid access; and money transmitters to register with the Department of the Treasury as required by statute. This request for comments is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Requested; Renewal Without Change to the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 Reporting Requirements Under Section 104(e)
Document Number: 2018-09267
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-02
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (``Treasury''), invites all interested parties to comment on the Bank Secrecy Act (``BSA'') regulations implemented pursuant to section 104(e) of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (``CISADA'') and consistent with its statutory mission under 31 U.S.C. 310. FinCEN is proposing to renew this information collection without change. The rule requires a U.S. bank that maintains a correspondent account for a foreign bank to inquire of the foreign bank, and report to FinCEN upon written request, certain information with respect to transactions or other financial services provided by that foreign bank.
Proposal of Special Measure Against ABLV Bank, AS as a Financial Institution of Primary Money Laundering Concern
Document Number: 2018-03214
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-16
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN is issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), pursuant to Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act, to prohibit the opening or maintaining of a correspondent account in the United States for, or on behalf of, ABLV Bank, AS.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Bank Secrecy Act Currency Transaction Reporting Requirements Regulations
Document Number: 2018-02584
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-09
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (``Treasury''), invites all interested parties to comment on its proposed renewal without change of the Bank Secrecy Act (``BSA'') regulations requiring Currency Transaction Reporting (``CTR'') for certain financial institutions, i.e., depository institutions, money services businesses, brokers or dealers in securities, mutual funds, futures commission merchants, and introducing brokers in commodities. FinCEN intends to submit this requirement for approval by the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for a three-year extension of Control Number 1506-0004. This request for comments is made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Bank Secrecy Act Regulations Requiring Depository Institutions and Insurance Companies To Report Suspicious Activity
Document Number: 2018-02583
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-09
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (``Treasury''), invites all interested parties to comment on its proposed renewal without change of the Bank Secrecy Act (``BSA'') Suspicious Activity Reporting regulations for certain financial institutions, i.e., depository institutions and insurance companies. FinCEN intends to submit these requirements for approval by the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') of a three-year extension of Control Numbers 1506-0001, and 1506-0029. This request for comments is made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') of 1995.
Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group; Solicitation of Application for Membership
Document Number: 2017-27846
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN is inviting the public to nominate financial institutions, trade groups, and non-federal regulators or law enforcement agencies for membership on the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group. New members will be selected for three-year membership terms.
Imposition of Special Measure Against Bank of Dandong as a Financial Institution of Primary Money Laundering Concern
Document Number: 2017-24238
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-08
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN is issuing this final rule to prohibit covered U.S. financial institutions from opening or maintaining a correspondent account for, or on behalf of, Bank of Dandong Co., Ltd. (Bank of Dandong) as a financial institution of primary money laundering concern pursuant to Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act (Section 311). The rule further requires covered U.S. financial institutions to take reasonable steps not to process transactions for the correspondent account of a foreign banking institution in the United States if such a transaction involves Bank of Dandong. It also requires covered institutions to apply special due diligence to their foreign correspondent accounts that is reasonably designed to guard against their use to process transactions involving Bank of Dandong.
Customer Due Diligence Requirements for Financial Institutions; Correction
Document Number: 2017-20777
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN is making technical corrections to a final rule published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. The final rule relates to certain customer due diligence standards applicable to covered financial institutions, defined as banks, brokers or dealers in securities, mutual funds, and futures commission merchants and introducing brokers in commodities. As published, the final rule contains technical errors that could cause confusion if not corrected.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of the FinCEN Form 8300
Document Number: 2017-16175
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-01
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, invites all interested parties to comment on its proposed renewal without change to the collection of information through Form 8300, Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 Received in a Trade or Business. This request for comments is made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Bank Secrecy Act Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2017-14257
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-07
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (``Treasury''), invites all interested parties to comment on its proposed renewal without change of the Bank Secrecy Act (``BSA'') recordkeeping requirements addressed in this notice. FinCEN intends to submit these requirements for approval by the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') of a three-year extension of Control Numbers 1506-0050 through 1506-0059. This request for comments is made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') of 1995. In addition, FinCEN is seeking comment on 31 CFR 1010.430, the nature of records and retention period, which is not subject to the PRA because there is no information collection associated with it.\1\
Proposal of Special Measure Against Bank of Dandong as a Financial Institution of Primary Money Laundering Concern
Document Number: 2017-14026
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-07
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN is issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), pursuant to section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act, to prohibit the opening or maintaining of a correspondent account in the United States for, or on behalf of, Bank of Dandong.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Update and Renewal of the Bank Secrecy Act Designation of Exempt Person Report
Document Number: 2017-11974
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-13
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (``Treasury''), invites all interested parties to comment on its proposed update and renewal of the collection of information through its ``Designation of Exempt Person'' (``DoEP'') report, used by banks and other depository institutions to designate eligible customers as exempt from the requirement to report transactions in currency over $10,000. FinCEN is proposing to remove the reference to ``Document Control Number,'' which is no longer in use, and add a country field to accommodate reporting from U.S. territories in Part II following the current item 11, and Part III following the current item 23. This request for comments is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-06301
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-30
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite comment on a proposed renewal, without change, to the generic clearance for the collection of qualitative feedback on agency service delivery. This request for comments is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') of 1995, Public Law 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).
Proposed Renewal Without Change; Comment Request; Anti-Money Laundering Programs; Due Diligence Programs for Correspondent Accounts for Foreign Financial Institutions
Document Number: 2017-06300
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-30
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite comment on a proposed renewal, without change, to an information collection found in existing regulations requiring U.S. financial institutions to establish due diligence policies, procedures, and controls reasonably designed to detect and report money laundering through correspondent accounts that U.S. financial institutions establish or maintain for certain foreign financial institutions. This request for comments is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties
Document Number: 2017-01637
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-10
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
The Department of the Treasury (``Department'' or ``Treasury'') publishes this final rule to adjust its civil monetary penalties (``CMPs'') for inflation as mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (collectively referred to herein as ``the Act''). This rule adjusts CMPs within the jurisdiction of certain components of the Department to the maximum amount required by the Act.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Update and Revision of the FinCEN Suspicious Activity Reports Electronic Data Fields
Document Number: 2017-02235
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (``Treasury''), invites all interested parties to comment on its proposed update and revisions to the collection of information filings by financial institutions required to file such reports under the Bank Secrecy Act (``BSA''). This notice does not propose any new regulatory requirements or changes to the requirements related to suspicious activity reporting. The data fields reflect the filing requirement for all filers of SARs under the BSA. This request for comments is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Public Law 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).
Supplemental Information Regarding the Final Rule Imposing the Fifth Special Measure Against FBME Bank, Ltd.
Document Number: 2016-28752
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-01
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
In its September 20, 2016 order, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia remanded to FinCEN the final rule imposing a prohibition on covered financial institutions from opening or maintaining correspondent accounts for, or on behalf of, FBME Bank, Ltd. In its memorandum opinion accompanying that order, the Court stated that the agency had not responded meaningfully to FBME's comments regarding the agency's treatment of aggregate Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) data. The Court found that those comments challenged FinCEN's interpretation of SAR data on at least four distinct grounds. In this supplement to the final rule, FinCEN provides further explanation addressing FBME's comments.
Imposition of Special Measure Against North Korea as a Jurisdiction of Primary Money Laundering Concern
Document Number: 2016-27049
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-09
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN is issuing this final rule to prohibit U.S. financial institutions from opening or maintaining a correspondent account for, or on behalf of, North Korean banking institutions. The rule further prohibits U.S. financial institutions from processing transactions for the correspondent account of a foreign bank in the United States if such a transaction involves a North Korean financial institution, and requires institutions to apply special due diligence to guard against such use by North Korean financial institutions.
Technical Amendments to Various Bank Secrecy Act Regulations
Document Number: 2016-26557
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN is issuing this final rule to make a number of technical amendments. This final rule updates various sections of the regulations implementing the Bank Secrecy Act (``BSA'') by removing or replacing outdated references to obsolete BSA forms, removing references to outdated recordkeeping storage media, and replacing several other outdated terms and references.
Conditional Exception to Bank Secrecy Act Regulations Relating to the Burma Section 311 Final Rule
Document Number: 2016-25249
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-19
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
This document contains a conditional exception, pursuant to authority under the Bank Secrecy Act, which would permit certain U.S. financial institutions to maintain correspondent accounts for Burmese banks under certain conditions.
Customer Identification Programs, Anti-Money Laundering Programs, and Beneficial Ownership Requirements for Banks Lacking a Federal Functional Regulator
Document Number: 2016-20219
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN is issuing this proposed rule to implement section 326 of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 and to remove the anti-money laundering program exemption for banks that lack a Federal functional regulator, including, but not limited to, private banks, non-federally insured credit unions, and certain trust companies. The proposed rule would prescribe minimum standards for anti-money laundering programs for banks without a Federal functional regulator to ensure that all banks, regardless of whether they are subject to Federal regulation and oversight, are required to establish and implement anti-money laundering programs, and would extend customer identification program requirements and beneficial ownership requirements to those banks not already subject to these requirements.
Proposed Renewal Without Change; Comment Request; Imposition of Special Measure Against Commercial Bank of Syria, Including Its Subsidiary Syrian Lebanese Commercial Bank, as a Financial Institution of Primary Money Laundering Concern
Document Number: 2016-20240
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, FinCEN invites comment on a renewal, without change, to information collection requirements finalized on March 15, 2006 (71 FR 13260, RIN 1506-AA64), imposing a special measure against the Commercial Bank of Syria, including its subsidiary Syrian Lebanese Commercial Bank, as a financial institution of primary money laundering concern. This request for comments is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), Public Law 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).
Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustment and Table
Document Number: 2016-15653
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-30
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN is amending the regulations under the Bank Secrecy Act to adjust the maximum amount or range, as set by statute, of certain civil monetary penalties within its jurisdiction to account for inflation. This action is being taken to implement the requirements of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as further amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.