Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity Policies and Practices of Entities Regulated by the Agencies and Diversity Self-Assessment Template for OCC-Regulated Entities

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 241 (Monday, December 16, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 241 (Monday, December 16, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68544-68545]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-27051]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection
Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Joint Standards for Assessing the
Diversity Policies and Practices of Entities Regulated by the Agencies
and Diversity Self-Assessment Template for OCC-Regulated Entities
AGENCY: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury.
ACTION: Notice and request for comment.
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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 continuing
information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of
1995 (PRA). The OCC may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is 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 on the renewal of its information
collection titled ``Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity
Policies and Practices of Entities Regulated by the Agencies and
Diversity Self-Assessment Template for OCC-Regulated Entities.'' The
OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for
review.
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 15, 2020.
ADDRESSES: Commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email, if
possible. You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected].
     Mail: Chief Counsel's Office, Attention: Comment
Processing, 1557-0334, 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
``1557-0334'' in your comment. In general, the OCC will publish
comments on www.reginfo.gov 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, 1557-0334, 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:
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    \1\ On September 4, 2019, the OCC published a 60-day notice for
this information collection, 84 FR 46604.
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     Viewing Comments Electronically: Go to www.reginfo.gov.
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 ``1557-0334'' or ``Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity
Policies and Practices of Entities Regulated by the Agencies and
Diversity Self-Assessment Template for OCC-Regulated Entities.'' 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 www.reginfo.gov, 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
comments.
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, mail stop 9W-11,
Washington, DC 20219.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.),
certain Federal agencies must obtain approval from 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 extend its approval of the collection of
information described in this document.
    Title: Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity Policies and
Practices of Entities Regulated by the Agencies and Diversity Self-
Assessment Template for OCC-Regulated Entities.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0334.
    Description: This information collection covers standards, pursuant
to which certain entities regulated by the OCC voluntarily self-assess
their diversity policies and practices, and a template to assist with
the self-assessment. The template (1) asks for general information
about a respondent; (2) includes questions about certain standards and
solicits comments about the successes and challenges of a respondent's
diversity program; (3) asks for a description of current practices for
the self-assessment standards; (4) seeks additional diversity data; and
(5) provides an opportunity for a respondent to provide other
information regarding or comment on the self-assessment of its
diversity policies and practices.
    The OCC may use information submitted to monitor progress and
trends in the financial services industry regarding diversity and
inclusion in employment and contracting activities and to identify and
highlight diversity and inclusion policies and practices that have been
successful. The OCC will continue to reach out to the entities it
regulates and other interested parties to discuss diversity and
inclusion in the financial services industry and share leading
practices. The OCC may also publish information disclosed by an entity,
such as leading practices, in any form that does not identify the
specific entity or individual or disclose confidential business
information. Finally, if an OCC-regulated entity submits confidential
commercial information that is both customarily and actually treated as
private by the entity, the entity can designate the information as
such, in which case the OCC will treat the self-assessment information
as private to the extent permitted by law, including the Freedom of
Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552, et seq.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
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    Burden Estimates:
    Number of Respondents: 110.
    Estimated Annual Burden for Standards and Template: 8 hours.
    Total Annual Burden: 880 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Annual.
    Comments: On September 4, 2019, the OCC issued a notice for 60 days
of comment concerning this collection, 84 FR 46604. 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 has practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the OCC's estimate of the information
collection burden;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the
information to be collected;
    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection 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: December 10, 2019.
Theodore J. Dowd,
Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
[FR Doc. 2019-27051 Filed 12-13-19; 8:45 am]
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