Regulations Governing U.S. Savings Bonds, Series A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, and K, and U.S. Savings Notes; United States Retirement Plan Bonds; United States Individual Retirement Bonds; United States Savings Bonds, Series EE and HH; Definitive United States Savings Bonds, Series I; Offering of United States Savings Bonds, Series EE; United States Savings Bonds, Series HH; Offering of United States Savings Bonds, Series I
This final rule eliminates requirements to inscribe complete taxpayer identification numbers (TINs) on the face of: (1) Newly issued definitive Series EE and Series I savings bonds; (2) reissued or replaced definitive Series E, Series EE, Series H, Series HH, and Series I savings bonds; and (3) reissued or replaced Individual Retirement and Retirement Plan bonds. This change is being implemented to protect the privacy of savings bond owners. Purchasers of newly issued savings bonds will continue to be required to provide the TIN of the owner, first named coowner, or purchaser of a gift bond to be maintained as part of the registration of the bonds on the records of the Treasury Department. The TINs of the registered owner or first named coowner of a reissued or replaced bond will also be maintained as a part of the registration on the records of the Treasury Department.
Financial Management Service; Senior Executive Service; Financial Management Performance Review Board (PRB)
This notice announces the appointment of members to the Financial Management Service (FMS) Performance Review Board (PRB).
Management of Federal Agency Disbursements
The Financial Management Service (FMS) is publishing an interim final rule amending 31 CFR part 208 (part 208) to facilitate the delivery of Federal payments to victims of disasters and emergencies. Part 208 implements the provisions of 31 U.S.C. 3332, which generally requires that Federal payments be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT). Under 31 U.S.C. 3332, the Secretary of the Treasury (Secretary) must ensure that any individual required to receive a Federal payment by EFT have access to an account at a financial institution at a reasonable cost and with certain consumer protections. This amendment implements 31 U.S.C. 3332 by providing that the Department of the Treasury may establish and administer accounts for disaster victims in order to allow for the delivery of Federal payments by EFT. We are proceeding with this amendment in the form of an interim final rule that is effective without delay.
Financial Management Service; Proposed Collection of Information: Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Market Research Study
The Financial Management 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 a continuing information collection. By this notice, the Financial Management Service solicits comments concerning the ``Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Market Research Study.''