Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Revision; Submission for OMB Review; Licensing Manual

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 237 (Tuesday, December 10, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 237 (Tuesday, December 10, 2019)]
[Pages 67513-67514]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-26484]
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Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection
Revision; Submission for OMB Review; Licensing Manual
AGENCY: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury.
ACTION: Notice and request for comment.
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 a revised 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 respondents are 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 revision of its
information collection titled ``Licensing Manual.'' The OCC also is
giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.
DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 9, 2020.
ADDRESSES: Commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email, if
    You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected].
     Mail: Chief Counsel's Office, Attention: Comment
Processing, 1557-0014, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400
7th Street SW, Suite 3E-218, Washington, DC 20219.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E-218,
Washington, DC 20219.
     Fax: (571) 465-4326.
    Instructions: You must include ``OCC'' as the agency name and
``1557-0014'' in your comment. In general, the OCC will publish
comments on without change, including any business or
personal information provided, such as name and address information,
email addresses, or phone numbers. Comments received, including
attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public
record and subject to public disclosure. Do not include any information
in your comment or supporting materials that you consider confidential
or inappropriate for public disclosure.
    Additionally, please send a copy of your comments by mail to: OCC
Desk Officer, 1557-0014, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th
Street NW, #10235, Washington, DC 20503 or by email to
[email protected].
    You may review comments and other related materials that pertain to
this information collection \1\ following the close of the 30-day
comment period for this notice by any of the following methods:
    \1\ On September 30, 2019, the OCC published a 60-day notice for
this information collection, 84 FR 51711.
     Viewing Comments Electronically: Go to
Click on the ``Information Collection Review'' tab. Underneath the
``Currently under Review'' section heading, from the drop-down menu
select ``Department of Treasury'' and then click ``submit.'' This
information collection can be located by searching by OMB control
number ``1557-0014'' or ``Licensing Manual.'' Upon finding the
appropriate information collection, click on the related ``ICR
Reference Number.'' On the next screen, select ``View Supporting
Statement and Other Documents'' and then click on the link to any
comment listed at the bottom of the screen.
     For assistance in navigating, please
contact the Regulatory Information Service Center at (202) 482-7340.
     Viewing Comments Personally: You may personally inspect
comments at the OCC, 400 7th 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) 649-6700 or, for persons who
are deaf or hearing impaired, TTY, (202) 649-5597. Upon arrival,
visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo
identification and submit to security screening in order to inspect
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, Clearance Officer,
(202) 649-5490 or, for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, TTY,
(202) 649-5597, Chief Counsel's Office, Office of the Comptroller of
the Currency, 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E-218, Washington, DC 20219.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), federal
agencies must obtain approval from the OMB for each collection of
information that they conduct or sponsor. ``Collection of information''
is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) to include agency
requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports,
keep records, or provide information to a third party. The OCC asks
that OMB approve this revision to its collection.
    Title: Licensing Manual.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0014.
    Description: The Licensing Manual sets forth the OCC's policies and
procedures for the formation of a national bank, federal savings
association, or federal branch or agency, entry into the federal
banking system by other institutions, and corporate expansion and
structural changes by existing national banks or federal savings
associations. The Manual includes sample documents to assist the
applicant in understanding the types of information the OCC needs in
order to process a filing. An applicant may use the format of the
sample documents or any other format that provides sufficient
information for the OCC to act on a particular filing, including the
OCC's electronic filing system, the Central Application Tracking System
    The OCC will no longer consider National Historic Preservation Act
matters and National Environmental Policy Act matters as a part of the
review of applications and is removing references to them in its
branching and relocation forms.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals; Businesses or other for-profit.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,715.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 12,533 hours.
    Comments: On September 30, 2019, the OCC issued a notice for 60
days of comment concerning the revision to this collection, 84 FR
51711. No comments were received. Comments continue to be requested on:
    (a) Whether the information collections are necessary for the
proper performance of the OCC's functions, including whether the
information has practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the OCC's estimates of the burden of the
information collections, including the validity of the methodology and
assumptions used;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the
information to be collected; and
    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of information collections on
respondents, including through the use of automated collection
techniques or other forms of information technology.
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    Dated: December 4, 2019.
Theodore J. Dowd,
Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
[FR Doc. 2019-26484 Filed 12-9-19; 8:45 am]