[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 152 (Tuesday, August 7, 2012)]
[Pages 47163-47164]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19200]



Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


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 information 
collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public 
Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). The OCC is soliciting comments 
concerning the currently approved Minimum Security Devices and 
Procedures, Reports of Suspicious Activities, and Bank Secrecy Act 
Compliance Program information collection, which is being renewed 
without change. The OCC is also giving notice that it has sent the 
collection to OMB for review.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 6, 

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to 
the OCC. All comments should refer to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) control numbers. Direct all written comments as follows:
    Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 
Public Information Room, Mailstop 2-3, Attention: 1557-0180, 250 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by 
fax to (202) 874-5274, or by electronic mail to 
[email protected]. You may personally inspect and photocopy 
comments at the OCC's Public Information Room, 250 E Street SW., 
Washington, DC. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors 
make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 
874-4700. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid 
government-issued photo identification and submit to security screening 
in order to inspect and photocopy comments.
    Additionally, you should send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk 
Officer, 1557-0180, by mail to U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 
725, 17th Street NW., 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax 
to (202) 395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You can request additional information 
or a copy of the collection from Mary H. Gottlieb, OCC Clearance 
Officer, (202) 874-5090, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 
E Street SW., Washington, DC 20219.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC is renewing without change all 
information collections covered under the information collection 
titled: ``Minimum Security Devices and Procedures, Reports of 
Suspicious Activities, and Bank Secrecy Act Compliance.''
    Title: Minimum Security Devices and Procedures, Reports of 
Suspicious Activities, and Bank Secrecy Act Compliance program.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0180.
    Form Numbers: 8010-1/8010-9.
    Abstract: In 1985, the bank supervisory agencies (Agencies),\1\ 
issued procedures to be used by banks and certain other financial 
institutions operating in the United States to report known or 
suspected criminal activities to the appropriate law enforcement and 
Banking Supervisory Agencies. Beginning in 1994, the Agencies and the 
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) undertook a redesign of 
the reporting process and developed the Suspicious Activity Report, 
which became effective in April 1996. The report is authorized by the 
following regulations: 31 CFR 103.18 (FinCEN); 12 CFR 21.11 and 12 CFR 
163.180 (OCC); 12 CFR 208.62(c), 211.5(k), 211.24(f), and 225.4(f) 
(Board); 12 CFR 353.3 (FDIC); 12 CFR 748.1 (NCUA). The regulations were 
issued under the authority contained in the following statutes: 31 
U.S.C. 5318(g) (FinCEN); 12 U.S.C. 93a, 1463, 1464, 1818, 1881-84,

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3401-22, 31 U.S.C. 5318 (OCC); 12 U.S.C. 248(a)(1), 625, 1818, 1844(c), 
3105(c)(2) and 3106(a) (Board); 12 U.S.C 1818-1820 (FDIC); 12 U.S.C. 
1766(a), 1789(a) (NCUA).

    \1\ The Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of 
the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance 
Corporation, and the National Credit Union Administration.

    Current Action: The OCC proposes to renew, without revision, the 
currently approved collection.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Affected Public: Business, for-profit institutions, and non-profit 
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,021.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 424,410.
    Estimated Burden per Response: 1 hour per form.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 548,560 hours.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of 
information displays a valid Office of Management and Budget control 
number. Records required to be retained under the Bank Secrecy Act and 
these regulations issued by the Banking Supervisory Agencies must be 
retained for five years. Generally, information collected pursuant to 
the Bank Secrecy Act is confidential, but may be shared as provided by 
law with regulatory and law enforcement authorities.
    A notice regarding the collection was published for 60 days of 
comment. 77 FR 27858 (May 11, 2012). 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 shall have 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 of information 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.

    Dated: July 31, 2012.
Michele Meyer,
Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-19200 Filed 8-6-12; 8:45 am]