Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties
Document Number: C1-2021-01919
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-02
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Regulations Requiring Additional Records To Be Made and Retained by Dealers in Foreign Exchange and Additional Records To Be Made and Retained by Brokers or Dealers in Securities
Document Number: 2021-02064
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-01
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 a currently approved information collections found in existing Bank Secrecy Act regulations. Specifically, the regulations require dealers in foreign exchange and brokers or dealers in securities to secure and maintain a record of the taxpayer identification number for individuals for whom a transaction or brokerage account is opened, or for whom a line of credit is extended, subject to certain exceptions. The regulations also require that the dealers in foreign exchange and brokers or dealers in securities retain originals or copies of specified documents relating to account and transaction records. Although no changes are proposed to the information collections themselves, this request for comments covers a future expansion of the scope of the annual hourly burden and cost estimate associated with these regulations. This request for comments is made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties
Document Number: 2021-01919
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-28
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. This rule adjusts certain CMPs within the jurisdiction of FinCEN to the maximum amount required by that act.
Requirements for Certain Transactions Involving Convertible Virtual Currency or Digital Assets
Document Number: 2021-01918
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
On December 23, 2020, FinCEN published a notice of proposed rulemaking (the ``NPRM'') proposing requirements for banks and money services businesses (``MSBs'') related to certain transactions involving convertible virtual currency (``CVC'') or digital assets with legal tender status (``LTDA''). On January 15, 2021, FinCEN published a document reopening the comment period for the NPRM (the ``Reopening Notice''). In the Reopening Notice, FinCEN provided an additional 15 days for comments on the NPRM's proposed reporting requirements regarding information on CVC or LTDA transactions greater than $10,000, or aggregating to greater than $10,000, that involve unhosted wallets or wallets hosted in a jurisdiction identified by FinCEN. FinCEN further provided in the Reopening Notice for an additional 45 days for comments on the NPRM's proposed requirements that banks and MSBs report certain information regarding counterparties to transactions by their hosted wallet customers, and on the NPRM's proposed recordkeeping requirements. This notice of extension of comment period (``Extension Notice'') extends the reopened comment period to allow additional time to respond to all aspects of the NPRM and sets one closing date for the comment period, instead of the two currently in effect. Accordingly, all comments to the proposed NPRM are now due 60 days from the date of publication of this Extension Notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Transactions of Exempt Persons Regulations, and FinCEN Report 110, Designation of Exempt Person Report
Document Number: 2021-01451
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-25
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 a currently approved information collection found in existing Bank Secrecy Act regulations. Specifically, the regulations permit banks to file a FinCEN Report 110, Designation of Exempt Person (``DOEP Report''), to designate eligible customers as exempt persons, such that a bank is not required to file a report with respect to any transaction in currency over $10,000 with such customers. Under the regulations, a bank, to exempt a person, must also take steps to ensure that a person meets the requirements for an exemption, document the basis for the bank's initial conclusion that a person is exempt, annually review the eligibility of certain exempt persons, document compliance with the DOEP Report requirements, and maintain a monitoring system that is reasonably designed to detect, for each account of a non-listed business or payroll customer, transactions in currency requiring a bank to file a suspicious transaction report. Although no changes are proposed to the information collection itself, this request for comments covers a future expansion of the scope of the annual hourly burden and cost estimate associated with these regulations. 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 Purchases of Bank Checks and Drafts, Cashier's Checks, Money Orders, and Traveler's Checks
Document Number: 2021-01187
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
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 a currently approved information collection found in existing Bank Secrecy Act regulations. Specifically, the regulations require recordkeeping for the issuance or sale of bank checks and drafts, cashier's checks, money orders, and traveler's checks when the issuance or sale involves the use of currency in an amount between $3,000 and $10,000, inclusive. Although no changes are proposed to the information collection itself, this request for comments covers a future expansion of the scope of the annual hourly burden and cost estimate associated with these regulations. This request for comments is made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.